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ASU LogoRelease Date: Oct. 18, 2010

Grand Opening for ASU Laura Bush Institute

Angelo State University will host a grand opening for its new regional office of the Laura W. Bush Institute for Women’s Health on Thursday, Oct. 21, in the ASU Center for Community Wellness, Engagement and Development (WED Center), 5301 Knickerbocker Road.

Activities will include a ribbon-cutting ceremony at 4:30 p.m. that is open free to the public and will include representatives of the San Angelo Chamber of Commerce along with Texas Tech University System Chancellor Kent Hance.  That will be followed by an invitation-only VIP reception at 5 p.m. 

During the public ceremony, a partnership agreement with a local medical center, including a substantial donation to the Laura Bush Institute, will be announced as well as the student winner of ASU’s Community Development Initiatives Outreach Scholarship.

The Laura W. Bush Institute for Women’s Health is dedicated to the cultivation and advancement of multidisciplinary science in women’s health, and to promoting the well-being of women through research, education and community outreach.  Dr. Linda Ross, ASU assistant clinical professor of nursing, will serve as the director.

The institute is the newest component of the WED Center, which is a division of the ASU College of Nursing and Allied Health.  Also housed at the center are the Caregiver Research Institute, Community Development Initiatives (CDI) and the Family, Adolescent and Child Engagement Services (FACES). 

For more information, call April Hopson, WED Center coordinator, at 942-2754.

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