November 6, 2019 / Vincennes University hosting opioid crisis discussion
VINCENNES, Ind. - The Vincennes University Humanities Film and
Lecture Series (HFLS) is proud to present Dying to Get High:
Confronting the Opioid Crisis, a two-part discussion examining
the opioid epidemic in America on Nov. 12 at 11 a.m.-12:15 p.m. and
again at 6-8 p.m. in the Shircliff Center Auditorium on the Vincennes
Both events will be held at 130 E. Harrison St. and are open to the public.
Peter Haskins, author of A Safe Place for Brent, founder and
former Director of Life After Meth, and current Pastor of the First
Christian Church in Vincennes, Indiana will examine the national and
local impact of the current opioid crisis at 11 a.m. Haskins places
the national opioid crisis within a cultural and historical context,
highlighting its impact on both urban centers and rural communities.
At 6 p.m., Haskins and fellow panel guest situate the local opioid
crisis within that larger national framework.
Light refreshments will be served.
Aaron Tyson Sims
Associate Professor of English
Phone: (812) 888-4218
FAX: (812) 888-5531
VINCENNES UNIVERSITY - Indiana’s First College
VU is state-supported with campuses in Vincennes and Jasper, the
Aviation Technology Center and American Sign Language program in
Indianapolis, Early College Career and Technical Education Centers,
and additional sites such as the Gene Haas Training and Education
Center in Lebanon, the Logistics Training and Education Center in
Plainfield, and the Gibson County Center for Advanced Manufacturing
and Logistics in Fort Branch. A leader in developing Early Colleges
statewide, VU also offers instruction at military sites throughout the nation.
In addition to offering a wide range of associate degree and
certificate programs, VU also offers bachelor’s degree programs in
technology, homeland security, nursing, secondary education programs
in mathematics and science, and special education/elementary education.
VU enrolls students from throughout Indiana, 36 other states, and 21
other countries. Tuition and fees are the lowest among Indiana
campuses with residence halls. VU is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission.
Founded in 1801, VU is Indiana’s first college and is the only
college in the nation founded by an individual who would later become
President of the United States. William Henry Harrison, the ninth U.S.
President, founded VU while serving as governor of the Indiana
Territory. More information is available at www.vinu.edu.
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