CSUB nursing alumni to hold "Spirituality: The Power of Hope" seminarAugust 27, 2008
Kathy Miller, 661/654-2456, firstname.lastname@example.org or
Michele Newel, 661/654-2720, email@example.com
The California State University, Bakersfield alumni nursing chapter is holding its third annual &quot;Spirituality: The Power of Hope&quot; seminar on Monday, Sept. 22 from 6 to 8:30 p.m. in the Doré Theater at CSUB.
The seminar will provide practitioners, spiritual advisors and families with insight and tools to provide stability, strength and a sense of hope to those who are emotionally and physically ill.
Elizabeth Andal, CSUB nursing professor and faculty adviser of the alumni association nursing chapter, believes spirituality plays a key role in everyone's life, across all cultures and ethnicities. &quot;Each human being's spirituality is the power in overcoming adversities and meeting the challenges of life's realities,&quot; she said.
Community spiritual leaders scheduled to speak include: Rabbi Dov Yitchak Neal, Central California Jewish Network executive director; Sandy Johnson, San Joaquin Hospital executive director of chaplain services; and Emad Meerza, spokesperson for the Islamic Shoura Council of Bakersfield. A panel discussion will be moderated by Russ Sempel, president of the Kern County chapter of the National Alliance on Mental Illness, or NAMI.
&quot;These are key experts in this community who contribute to the lives of its members,&quot; Andal said. &quot;Their work helps in numerous ways because they are here.&quot;
NAMI Kern County is co-sponsoring the event. The seminar is free and open to the public. Donations are welcome. Check-in begins at 5:30 p.m. Refreshments will be provided to all registrants from 5:30 to 6 p.m.
To register or for additional information, contact Andal at (661) 654-3114 or firstname.lastname@example.org.