Valentine’s event to focus on healthy relationships

News Date: 
Tue. 01/28/2014

Friends University wishes everyone not only a happy Valentine’s Day, but a healthy one as well. 

Bob HallThroughout the day Feb. 11, relationship expert Bob Hall will be tending to the hearts and minds of Friends University students through a series of events and meetings, culminating in a presentation – “Rights and Responsibilities in Relationships” – at 7:30 p.m. in the McKay Gymnasium on the lower level of the Casado Campus Center. 

This event is co-sponsored by Counseling Services, Health & Wellness, and the Friends University Athletic Department. 

Hall’s presentation will focus on healthy relationships and the expectations students should have in matters of dating, love and romance. 

“We chose this event close to Valentine’s Day to make the most of the concepts of dating and relationships to use as a learning opportunity to highlight problems related to sexual violence and dating,” said Andrea Taylor-Craft, director of Counseling, Wellness and International Services at the University. “Non-stranger sexual assault is a disturbing problem among college students in the United States, and it’s an important yet sometimes awkward topic for students to discuss. This presentation will allow students to examine the expectations they have for their dating relationships and how they communicate this to their partners.”

Speaker Bob Hall is a former board member of the New York State Coalition on Sexual Assault and has spoken at more than 1,000 campuses. 

“His ability to present sensitive and emotionally charged information in a relaxed atmosphere makes him the perfect choice to address dating and sexual violence,” Taylor-Craft said. 

Hall’s presentation is free and open to the public, but Taylor-Craft said it is recommended attendees be at least 15 years old due to the nature of the subject matter being discussed. 

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