September 19, 2019 / Broadway-style play about suicide prevention,
mental health coming to Jasper, Vincennes
VINCENNES, Ind. – A meaningful play is coming to the Vincennes
University and Vincennes University Jasper campuses.
Rivedal will perform the Broadway-style, one-man show “Kicking My
Blue Genes in the Butt” on Sept. 26 in Jasper and Vincennes.
The show addresses themes of suicide prevention and mental health awareness.
The performances are free and open to the public.
Rivedal’s performance at Vincennes University Jasper is from noon-1
p.m. in the Jasper Campus Classroom Building. It is part of a Lunch
and Learn event. The 60-minute, three-part program features the play,
an education session, and a discussion focusing on mental health.
To sign up, contact VU Jasper Student Activities Coordinator Cathy
Egler at firstname.lastname@example.org or 812-481-5941.
Rivedal’s performance in Vincennes is from 4-6 p.m. in the Red
Skelton Performing Arts Center Theater located on the VU campus.
Rivedal is an actor, international public speaker, author, and
playwright. As a public speaker, he focuses on suicide prevention,
mental health, diversity/inclusion, and anti-bullying.
VINCENNES UNIVERSITY - Indiana’s First College
VU is state-supported with campuses in Vincennes and Jasper, the
Aviation Technology Center and American Sign Language program in
Indianapolis, Early College Career and Technical Education Centers,
and additional sites such as the Gene Haas Training and Education
Center in Lebanon, the Logistics Training and Education Center in
Plainfield, and the Gibson County Center for Advanced Manufacturing
and Logistics in Fort Branch. A leader in developing Early Colleges
statewide, VU also offers instruction at military sites throughout the nation.
In addition to offering a wide range of associate degree and
certificate programs, VU also offers bachelor’s degree programs in
technology, homeland security, nursing, secondary education programs
in mathematics and science, and special education/elementary education.
VU enrolls students from throughout Indiana, 35 other states, and 17
countries. Tuition and fees are the lowest among Indiana campuses with
residence halls. VU is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission.
Founded in 1801, VU is Indiana’s first college and is the only
college in the nation founded by an individual who would later become
President of the United States. William Henry Harrison, the ninth U.S.
President, founded VU while serving as governor of the Indiana
Territory. More information is available at www.vinu.edu.
Vincennes University Newsroom
MARCIA MARTINEZ, University Life Reporter & Sports
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