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Fournier to deliver March 4 Honors Council lecture

Dr. Angela Fournier, associate professor of psychology at Bemidji State University, will deliver an Honors Council Lecture on the impacts of text messaging on human behavior.

The lecture, entitled “Is Text Messaging a Benefit or Burden? Research Findings from a Behavioral Health Perspective,” will discuss two contrasting empirical studies on text messaging.

The lecture will take place on March 4 at 7 p.m. in Hagg Sauer 107 on the Bemidji State campus. Honors Council Lectures are open to the public free of charge.

Fournier has been an assistant professor of psychology at Bemidji State since 2008. She holds a doctorate in clinical psychology and her research interests are in applied community research to understand and prevent college alcohol abuse.

The Honors Council Lecture Series is hosted by the Bemidji State University Honors Council. The council is the advisory group to the honors program comprised of 12 faculty members from each of the University’s colleges. Student representatives are also elected to the council by their cohorts for one-year terms.

For more information about the Honors Council Lecture Series, please contact the honors program at (218) 755-3984.

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