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Messiah College to examine Amish adolescent life through lecture

GRANTHAM, Pa. (September 8, 2004) — Richard Stevick, Ph.D., professor of psychology at Messiah College, will present a lecture on Amish adolescence on Wednesday, Sept. 29, at 4:30 p.m. in room 335 of Boyer Hall, located on Messiah’s Grantham campus. The lecture is free and open to the public. For more information, contact Debra Berke at (717) 766-2511, extension 7205.

The lecture, entitled “Amish in the Country: A Realistic Look at Amish Adolescence,” will focus on the myths and realities of being an Amish teenager and describe the Rumspringa, a time of growing independence for Amish adolescents. The lecture is sponsored by Messiah’s Department of Human Development and Family Science in celebration of the 10 th anniversary of the International Year of the Family as determined by the United Nations.

About the International Year of the Family

In 1989, by resolution 44/82, the U.N. General Assembly proclaimed 1994 the International Year of the Family to increase awareness of family issues and improve the capability of nations to tackle family-related problems with comprehensive policies. The observance of the 10 th anniversary during 2004 will culminate in the holding of one plenary session of the U.N. General Assembly on the topic of families. It will be devoted to a reaffirmation of commitments made and the identification of further actions.

About Messiah College

Messiah College , a private Christian college of the liberal and applied arts and sciences, enrolls more than 2,900 undergraduate students in 60 majors. Established in 1909, the primary campus is located in Grantham , Pa. , near the state capital of Harrisburg . A satellite campus affiliated with Temple University is located in Philadelphia .

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ARTICLE DATE: WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 8 , 2004
ARTICLE NUMBER: MC-107-04

 
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