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National Undergraduate Conference on Body Image

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September 20, 2018

This event is free and open to everyone, but you must register in advance:
(Registration link)

Overview of schedule:

9:00 a.m. Breakfast – Mansion Dining Room

9:30 - 10:55 a.m. – Welcome, Opening Plenary, Featured Session  Mansion Dining Room

Dr. Michelle Filling-Brown, Acting Dean, School of Humanities and Social Sciences

Opening Plenary on Body Studies
Dr. Mark DeStephano, St. Peter’s University, Jersey City,NJ 

Featured Presentation: The mediating role of self-compassion on self-esteem and body satisfaction in females who participate in Physique competition
Tracey Greenwood, Ph.D. and Landi Turner, Ph.D.
Eastern University

10:50 - 11:05 a.m.  Break

11:05 a.m. - 12:20 p.m. - Panel 1 – Grace Hall Atrium  

Reasons for Exercise and Body Satisfaction in College Students
Jocelyn Steffan and Monali Chowdhury, Ph.D. 
Allegheny College

A Journey Towards Wholeness:  Physical Fitness as Spiritual Discipline for Special Needs Populations
Tracey Greenwood, Ph.D. 
Eastern University

TSS (Tampax’s Side Story): The Influence Menstrual Product Manufacturers Instill in Menstrual Education and its Perception
Folasade Lapite
University of Pennsylvania

12:30 - 1:45 p.m. – Lunch - Presentation of Creative Works– Mansion Dining Room

Haecceity (Painting on Canvas)
Samantha Locklear
Neumann University

Beautiful Me, I am who I am
Molly Jean McElroy
Wilson College (’17)

Body Image Presentations
Cabrini students

1:55 - 3:20 p.m. – Panel 2 – Grace Hall Atrium 

The Beauty Complex
Brianna Wilkerson
LaSalle University

Blue Lemonade: A comparison of Beyoncé’s album and the original blues music
Kaitlynn Ely
Muhlenberg College

Making the Misunderstood Understandable:  Exploring Body Image in the Margins
Lauren Stohler
Cabrini University (’18)

 3:30 - 4:30 p.m. – Body Poetry Slam 
(co-sponsored by Dept of English, Live Poets Society, Body Image Coalition) – Mansion Foyer


Dinner on your own for conference participants


7:00 - 8:30 p.m. Keynote speaker –Dr. Debbye Turner Bell – Mansion Foyer

Dr. Debbye Turner Bell is the third African American woman to be crowned Miss America.  In light of the #metoo movement and recent changes to the Miss America Organization, we look forward to welcoming her to campus.  Click here to read her bio.

Coffee and desserts/meet and greet– immediately following the talk - Mansion dining room 

The 2018 National Undergraduate Body Image Conference will be hosted at Cabrini University in Radnor, PA.  All presenters must register for the conference but there is no fee.  The conference will include plenary and keynote speakers and co-curricular programming. Deadline for registering for the conference is September 5, 2018.

Please check cabrini.edu/bodyimageconf for updates and the conference program.


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