FSU Welcomes Motivational Speaker and Comedian Matt Bellace PDF Print E-mail
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Sunday, 19 September 2010 21:09
Comedian and youth motivational speaker Matt Bellace will present "How to Get High Naturally" at Frostburg State University on Tuesday, Sept. 21, at 3:30 and 7 p.m. in the Performing Arts Center Pealer Recital Hall. The event is being sponsored by the S.A.F.E. office and the BURG Peer Education Network, and both shows are free and open to the public.

Bellace has been a comedian and youth motivational speaker since 1995, and has a Ph.D. in neuropsychology from Drexel University. He is a member of the National Speakers Association and regularly performs in comedy clubs in New York City. Bellace has been involved in youth drug- and alcohol-prevention efforts since high school, and founded C.A.L.V.I.N. & H.O.B.B.E.S. [Creating A Lively Valuable Ingenious New Habit Of Being (at) Bucknell & Enjoying Sobriety] in 1993.

Bellace's "How to Get High Naturally" program encourages students to pursue natural highs and make healthy choices through a combination of comedy and motivational messages. Bellace presents a message of empowerment, inspiring students to become leaders in their lives and make changes in their environment. He uses the acronym L.E.A.D. to help students take away the main points of his presentation: Lean on healthy people for support, Express yourself in a healthy way, Achieve natural highs and Don't be afraid to take a stand.

For more information, contact the S.A.F.E. office at 301-687-7955. Learn more about Bellace at www.mattbellace.com.

FSU is committed to making all of its programs, services and activities accessible to persons with disabilities. To request accommodations through the ADA Compliance Office, call 301-687-4102 or use a Voice Relay Operator at 1-800-735-2258.
Comments (4)
Sunday, 19 September 2010 22:56
I guess that would make "How to Get High naturally" H.G.H.N. and "Bellace has been a comedian and youth motivational speaker since 1995, and has a Ph.D. in neuropsychology from Drexel University" would be: B.H.B.A.C.A.Y.M.S.S.

getting high naturally
Jeff Davis
Tuesday, 21 September 2010 12:14
This guy may be a comedian, but I would bet that it's a joke that his message has any real effect on college students and their consumption of mind-altering substances. Communities spend lots of money on things like the D.A.R.E. program, but they have never been shown to change the behavior of their targeted audiences.
More money being poured down the drain, or M.M.B.P.D.D.
Wednesday, 22 September 2010 12:46
Give Them Classroom Material That Expands Their Mind. Higher education isn't supposed to be about reinforcing all the same personal prejudices a high school student carries there in the first place. But when it comes right down to the question between alcohol and marijuana, I'd say--Talk To Your Kids About Drugs. Tell them to only smoke in safe places with close friends, don't drive afterward, listen to interesting and creative music, and remember that the worse thing about smoking marijuana are the laws against it.
Expanding minds
Jeff Davis
Wednesday, 22 September 2010 15:38
Ah! True, true, true. But lo and behold, there are now thirteen (count 'em: 13) states that have essentially legalized marijuana by making it medicinal. Who'd have thunk such a thing a mere 10 years ago?
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