Niagara University’s department of psychology will recognize National Eating Disorders Awareness Week, today to March 1, with a series of events on campus, including a screening of the award-winning documentary “Thin.”

The events, themed “Be Comfortable in Your Genes,” are sponsored by the department’s chapter of Active Minds and NU’s counseling services. All events are free and open to the public.

An informational booth will be open Tuesday from noon to

3 p.m. and Wednesday from

9 a.m. to noon in the lower level of the Gallagher Center. Members of the community are encouraged to donate pairs of old jeans that no longer fit as a sign of body acceptance. All donated jeans will be turned over the St. Vincent DePaul Society for distribution to the needy of Western New York.

Brochures describing various eating disorders and how to help those with an eating disorder will be available. A brief screening measure for eating disorders, along with a list of treatment referral sources, will also be


The screening of “Thin,” a documentary looking at a women’s facility treating eating disorders, will be held in DePaul Hall, Room 126, at 7 p.m. Wednesday. Free refreshments will be served.

For more information, contact Timothy Osberg, professor of psychology, at



Tracy Van Slyke, former editor and publisher of In These Times magazine and current project director for The Media Consortium, will speak at Niagara University’s sixth annual Media Awareness Day on 6:30 p.m. Thursday in Dunleavy Hall, Room 127. The event is free and open to the public.

The Media Consortium is a network of leading independent journalism organizations that strive to present honest, fair and accurate news. Van Slyke will speak about the current state of independent media in the U.S.

Media Awareness Day will also feature a panel of local media representatives who will discuss the possibility of alternative voices in the mass media. This presentation will take place at 11 a.m. in Dunleavy Hall, Room 127.

For more information, contact Mark Barner, chair of the department, at 286-8575.


The Niagara County Community College Foundation is offering scholarships for incoming and current students for the fall 2008 semester with applications due March 3.

High school seniors are eligible for the two-year, full tuition Distinguished Student Scholarship. Applicants must be graduating from high school in June 2008 with a Regents diploma, be a Niagara County resident, plan to attend NCCC full-time, have community service involvement, and remain in the county or plan to return upon graduation.

Additional scholarships are available for part and full-time students, whether they are incoming or currently enrolled in classes.

Complete scholarship information and applications are available on the Foundation Web site at For further information or questions, call the NCCC Foundation Office at 614-5910.