October 29, 2007

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LEWISBURG, Pa. — Bucknell University graduate Matt Bellace will give the talk, "How to Get High Naturally," Tuesday, Nov. 6, at 7 p.m. in the Trout Auditorium of the Vaughan Literature Building at Bucknell.

The talk, which is sponsored by the Bucknell Department of Public Safety, is open to the public.

Bellace, who graduated in 1996, founded the student group C.a.l.v.i.n. & H.o.b.b.e.s. as a sophomore in 1993. In 1996, the group moved into a 23-bedroom, former fraternity house on campus, prompting US News & World Report to remark, "how times have changed."

Natural highs

For more than 13 years he has been speaking about making healthy choices in college, the impact of alcohol abuse on brain functioning and natural highs in college.

A member of the National Speakers Association, he has spoken at national conferences, such as Youth to Youth, PRIDE and FCCLA. His schedule regularly includes more than 100 high school and college programs across the country.

Bucknell grad

Bellace, who received a master's degree from Bucknell in 1998, holds a Ph.D. in clinical neuropsychology from Drexel University. His subspecialty is child and adolescent neuropsychology, the study of the developing brain and behavior. He completed his internship at The Mount Sinai Medical Center (NYC), working with patients on the Traumatic Brain Injury and Spinal Cord Injury units.

As a stand-up comedian, he is a regular at comedy clubs in New York City and across the East Coast, performing regularly at the legendary Caroline's on Broadway and Stand-Up NY. In fact, two of his jokes were featured in The New York Times. In 2005, he performed at the Just For Laughs Festival in Montreal. His stand-up can be heard regularly on both XM and Sirius Satellite Radio. His website is http://www.mattbellace.com/

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Posted Oct. 29, 2007