Monday, February 08, 2016

[298] MTSU welcomes Harvard expert on mind-body connection for Feb. 8 lecture (CANCELLED)

Editors and Reporters:

Unfortunately, this event, scheduled for tonight, has been cancelled. Inclement weather in other parts of the country has forced cancellation of flights in the Midwest and on the East coast. When Dr. Ratey’s appearance is rescheduled, we will provide that information. We apologize for any inconvenience. Thank you.

FOR RELEASE: Feb. 1, 2016
EDITORIAL CONTACT: Gina Logue, 615-898-5081 (office), 615-631-8322 (cell),

MURFREESBORO — Shake off the winter blues by learning how to use the body to strengthen the mind at an enlightening MTSU lecture.

Dr. John Ratey, associate clinical professor of psychology at Harvard Medical School, will talk about how to energize the brain through exercise and physical activity at 6 p.m. Monday, Feb. 8, in the Student Union Ballroom.

Ratey, an internationally recognized expert in neuropsychology, has published more than 60 peer-reviewed articles and eight books, including “Driven to Distraction” and “Spark: The Revolutionary New Science of Exercise and the Brain.”

One of the world’s foremost authorities on the brain-fitness connection, Ratey has embarked on a worldwide quest to get schools, corporations and individuals to use exercise for achieving peak performance and optimum mental health.

Ratey’s appearance is sponsored by the MTSU Distinguished Lecture Series, the MTSU departments of psychology and health and human performance and the Tennessee Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance.

This event is free and open to the public. A searchable campus parking map is available at

For more information, contact Kristi Phillips, instructor in the Department of Health and Human Performance, at 615-904-8326 or


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