Vincennes University Jasper hosting play about suicide prevention, mental health

Vincennes University Jasper hosting play about suicide prevention, mental health

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October 24, 2019

October 24, 2019 / Vincennes University Jasper hosting play about suicide prevention, mental health

VINCENNES, Ind. – Josh Rivedal will perform the Broadway-style, one-man show “Kicking My Blue Genes in the Butt” on Nov. 5 in the Vincennes University Jasper Campus Classroom Building Lecture Hall from 11:50 a.m.-1 p.m. (EST).

The re-scheduled performance is free and open to the public. It addresses themes of suicide prevention and mental health awareness. It is part of a Lunch and Learn event originally slated for Sept. 26. The 60-minute, three-part program features the play, an education session, and a discussion focusing on mental health.

To sign up, contact VU Jasper Student Activities Coordinator Cathy Egler at or 812-481-5941.

Rivedal is an actor, international public speaker, author, and playwright. As a public speaker, he focuses on suicide prevention, mental health, diversity/inclusion, and anti-bullying.

The Vincennes University Jasper Campus is a vital part of Indiana’s first college, Vincennes University. The Jasper Campus fulfills the vision of CoHERE, a Dubois County citizens group founded in 1960, that was dedicated to improving area education and cultural enrichment. Vincennes University joined as a strong partner, opening a Jasper location in 1970.

VU Jasper features a beautiful 140-acre campus on the southeast side of Jasper. Accredited by the Higher Learning Commission, VUJ tuition and fees rank among the most affordable of all Indiana colleges. In addition to offering associate degree and certificate programs, VUJ students can complete a bachelor’s degree online or at the Vincennes Campus.

VU Jasper’s Center for Technology, Innovation and Manufacturing is a hub for community engagement in local education. It is home to the Career Advancement Partnership (CAP) program, a major workforce development initiative between VUJ and local manufacturing companies. It also houses several programs for the Patoka Valley Career and Technical Education Cooperative, including a new Automation and Robotics Academy.

In addition to the CTIM, other campus facilities include the Alvin C. Ruxer Student Center, Arnold F. Habig Library Learning Center, Administrative Classroom Building, and a Jasper Campus Classroom Building that holds a state-of-the-art simulation laboratory for healthcare training. Adjacent to the campus is the Jasper Arts Center, which includes a 675-seat theater and visual arts galleries.

The VU Jasper Campus serves thousands of students in Dubois, Spencer, Martin, Perry, Crawford, Harrison, Pike, Orange, Daviess, Lawrence and surrounding counties in Indiana.


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