Topics: College of Applied Sciences and Technology, Speakers

September 5, 2007

Ball State has invited best-selling author Hanoch McCarty to campus as part of its 54th annual Kirkpatrick Lecture Series.

McCarty will speak about "How to Make Your Stories Live On" from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Sept. 19 at the Alumni Center. Attendance is free, but registration is recommended. To register, call the Community Center for Vital Aging at 765-289-4541.

McCarty has written books such as "A 4th Course of Chicken Soup for the Soul," which reached The New York Times best-seller list and sold more than 1.8 million copies. He also wrote "Chicken Soup for the Grandparent's Soul," which has sold more than 630,000 copies.

McCarty is an education psychologist who has conducted training for corporations, governmental agencies, nonprofits and other organizations throughout the world.

The lecture is sponsored by the Community Center for Vital Aging, an outreach center of the Fisher Institute for Wellness and Gerontology. The family of J. Walter and Arrena I. Kirkpatrick donated the proceeds from the sale of their home to Ball State, and an endowment underwrites the cost.

For more information, contact the Community Center for Vital Aging at 765-289-4541.

By Alaric DeArment