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UIS to present workshop on “Death, Grief, and Loss”

March 15, 2004

SPRINGFIELD - The University of Illinois at Springfield with present a workshop on “Death, Grief, and Loss” from noon to 1 p.m. Thursday, March 25, in conference room H of the Public Affairs Center on the UIS campus. The program is free and open to the public.

The speaker will be Carolyn Peck, assistant professor of Human Services-Gerontology at UIS.

During difficult times, we are often at a loss on what to say or how to comfort those we love. Peck will illustrate ways to be supportive and will provide information and examples of the realities of death, grief, and loss in relationships with friends, colleagues, and family members.  She will also discuss the physical, psychological, and sociological components of these experiences as they relate to both the dying individual and the caregivers. 

Peck has previously served as director of bereavement counseling with Hospice of Oklahoma County and counseled medical rescue personnel following the Oklahoma City bombing.  She teaches courses on death and dying to U.S. military officers on a regular basis.

Co-sponsors of this workshop are UIS’ Human Services program and Counseling Center. For more information, contact Peck at 206-7577.

    The University of Illinois at Springfield, one of three U of I campuses, is a small, public liberal arts university that offers 40 degree programs – 20 bachelor’s, 19 master’s, and the Doctorate of Public Administration. UIS has a special mission in public affairs and service and is known for extraordinary internships, a wireless campus, extensive online offerings, and a commitment to teaching.
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