World Trade Center firefighter and nutrition lecturer to visit FHSU
08/25/2003

Whether it's a lecture about eating healthy and staying fit or a survival story that you're wanting to hear, Fort Hays State University's University Activities Board is sure to have something for you.

Deanna Latson, lecture entertainer and health educator, will be at FHSU at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 9, in the Beach/Schmidt Performing Arts Center in Sheridan Hall. Her program is titled "Eat Right, Feel Good, Look Great!" She points out food to eat for energy, endurance, peak mental focus and overall good health.

Carol Brock, coordinator of student activities, said that there was a reason for scheduling this lecture at the beginning of the semester.

"We thought this was a good way to get some information to our students to help them get off to a good, healthy start on the semester," said Brock.

Although Latson does present her audiences with ways to stay healthy while eating cafeteria food, Brock said that anyone could benefit from her message. She said Latson goes over many ways to "increase your energy, your mental focus and your stamina to avoid getting sick."

Latson uses audience interaction, stories, humor and multi-media to get her point across to audiences across the United States.

In remembrance of the tragic events of Sept. 11, 2001, UAB has invited Chief Richard Picciotto to speak to the FHSU community at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 17, in the Beach/Schmidt Performing Arts Center.

Picciotto is the highest-ranking firefighter to survive the World Trade Center collapse in New York. Through his message, he pays tribute to all the firefighters and civilians who died in the disaster.

"I think what he'll have to say will be really inspiring and will help people reflect and remember," Brock said.

Picciotto, who is also the author of Last Man Down, a book paying tribute to the victims of Sept. 11, will be available for book-signing at a reception immediately following his lecture in the Dreiling Lobby in Sheridan Hall.

Both lectures are free and open to the public. For more information, individuals can call the UAB office at (785) 628-5355.

"I hope that a lot of people come to both of these presentations, because I think they're both going to be worthwhile," Brock said.


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