Elmira College to Host the Dr. Anita B. Ogden Memorial Symposium – Scott Rogers to Speak

February 06 2015
Category: Events

Scott Rogers

Elmira College will host the Dr. Anita B. Ogden Memorial Symposium on Friday, March 20, 2015 from 8:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in Stephans Lounge in Meier Hall. Scott Rogers, M.S., J.D. will speak at the event, and the theme of this year’s symposium is “Mindfulness Meditation”. The program is designed to meet the educational needs of registered nurses, nursing students, and interested participants from the community at large to support integration of the principles of complementary health therapies into nursing practice.

The public is invited to attend the event.  The fee for attendance is $20, which includes a continental breakfast buffet. Reservations required by March 13, 2015. Send check, name, address, and telephone number to: 

Nurse Education Program
Elmira College
One Park Place
Elmira, NY 14901

For questions or additional information, contact the Nurse Education Program at (607) 735-1890 or ekerrick@elmira.edu.

Elmira College is able to bring Scott Rogers to the College through a generous gift that provides primary funding for the Dr. Anita B. Ogden Memorial Symposium. The Rho Gamma Chapter of Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing and Professional Nurses of the Twin Tiers provide additional support. This activity has been submitted to Joint Education and Training, Inc., an agency accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation. This provider-directed activity is for three Contact Hours.

About Elmira College

Elmira College is a private, coeducational, liberal arts college founded in 1855, located in Elmira, New York. The College has an undergraduate enrollment of approximately 1,200 full-time students, of which thirteen percent are valedictorians or salutatorians of their high schools or preparatory schools. Students come from 35 states and more than 20 countries.

Elmira College’s mission is to offer its students both liberal and professional education of sufficient breadth and depth to enable them to pursue successful, rewarding careers. The College blends academic rigor, distinctive programs, and theory and practice beyond the classroom to prepare students to be tomorrow’s leaders. Academic programs are steeped in the arts, humanities, social and natural sciences, with special attention given to the refinement of communication skills and the exploration of world cultures.

About Anita B. Ogden

Dr. Anita B. Ogden, a nationally known nursing leader, was Director of the Elmira College Nurse Education Program from 1989 until her death in 2000. Dr. Ogden considered complementary therapies to professional nursing care and an important adjunct to traditional medicine. Primary funding for support of the symposium comes from an endowment established in Dr. Ogden’s memory that is supported by colleagues, alumnae, and friends.

About Scott Rogers

Scott Rogers is a nationally regarded mindfulness teacher, author, and trainer. He is founder and director of the Institute for Mindfulness Studies and of the University of Miami School of Law’s Mindfulness in Law Program and he co-founded and co-directs the University of Miami’s Mindfulness Research & Practice Initiative. His concentration on mindfulness is rooted in his belief that it offers one of the most effective means of encouraging meaningful inner work and growth.  The mindfulness programs often involve the use of language and imagery that resonates with different groups both to communicate fundamental mindfulness principles and to develop mindfulness cues to help people “remember” to be mindful. These exercises and techniques are designed to help people transform moment-to-moment interactions through the cultivation of greater mindful awareness. The underlying insights and exercises are rooted in traditional mindfulness practice.