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Livin' Briefs - 03/28/12

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Husson University hosts lecture featuring renowned leaders in healthcare industry

BAR HARBOR Husson University's College of Business will host Dr. Dennis Spencer, Harvey and Kate Cushing Professor and chair of the Department of Neurosurgery at Yale University School of Medicine; and Dr. Elson So, professor of neurology and director of electroencephalography at the Mayo Clinic College of Medicine, for a lecture on leadership in the healthcare sector. The lecture will be held on April 4, 5 to 7 p.m. at The Jackson Laboratory in Bar Harbor. Medical professionals are welcome and encouraged to attend the free lecture.

The lecture is being held as part of a graduate course in leadership that is offered by Husson University at the Jackson Laboratory campus.

'This is an excellent opportunity for our MBA students at The Jackson Laboratory, as well as members of the medical profession, to hear from true leaders in the healthcare industry and apply their experiences in leadership to their own professional endeavors,' said Dennis A. Sokol, the professor of the course and host of the event.

Dr. Spencer is a graduate of Washington University School of Medicine and completed his neurosurgical residency at Yale in 1977. He joined the Yale neurosurgery faculty following his residency, and became chief of neurosurgery in 1987. He has an international reputation in the surgical treatment of neurological diseases causing epilepsy and developed a widely-used neocortical sparing surgical approach for patients with temporal lobe epilepsy.

Dr. Elson So serves on the editorial boards of the journals 'Epilepsya,' 'Epilepsy Research,' and 'Journal of Clinical Neurophysiology.' He is currently the second vice president of the American Epilepsy Society (AES). Dr. So also serves on the professional advisory board of the Epilepsy Foundation of Minnesota. He is a member of the Governance Committee and Conflict of Interest Committee of the AES board of directors. He is a named inventor of the Office of Intellectual Property of the Mayo Clinic.

Registration is required and seating is limited. Those interested in attending the event should contact June Sandberg at 207-941-7182 or  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it to register.

For more information regarding this release, please contact Amanda Kitchen at 207-992-4925 or  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

Glad Tidings performs Passion for Easter

BANGOR Glad Tidings Church in Bangor is ready to present its Passion Play on April 6 at 7 p.m. A cast and crew comprised of church teens and adults has been preparing and rehearsing diligently for this dramatic event. Scene and prop construction have been extensive. Glad Tidings' pastor, the Rev. Ron Morris, directs the play. Years ago, when Pastor Morris was on the evangelistic field, he used the play on the road with a traveling cast. He is ecstatic to be producing it now in Bangor at Glad Tidings.

The Passion Play is a dramatic presentation of the life and death of Jesus Christ. Spectators will admire Jesus, the man of love, as He preaches in the streets. Then they will watch as Christ is treated with cruelty, hear His words from the Cross, and then feel the loss as Christ is crucified.

Pastor Morris, who plays the part of Jesus, said, 'It's the greatest love story ever told. Now and in the past, I've been reluctant to play the part of Christ. Who could ever feel qualified to step into his shoes? I speak about Him; that's my call. Talking about Him is one thing, but it is absolutely humbling to make what was real to Him an act for me.'

The Passion Play aims to be more of an experience than a show. From the moment you walk through the doors into the sanctuary, Morris says that you will feel like you are on the streets of Jerusalem. Characters will be milling around, and you will feel absorbed into the setting.

The Passion Play will be performed only once on Good Friday, April 6 at 7 p.m. Admission is free. Glad Tidings is located at 1033 Broadway in Bangor. For more information, call 947-0324, extension 15.

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