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Keystone College will celebrate National Public Health Week April 4-10 with several events on campus to highlight public health issues. All events are free and open to the public.

Highlighting the activities is the lecture, “The Hidden Health Crisis – Drinking Water?” on Wednesday, April 6 at 7 p.m. in Evans Hall, Hibbard Campus Center by Brian Oram. A respected geologist, Mr. Oram will discuss lead and water issues.

Mr. Oram is licensed professional geologist with more than 30 years experience in environmental consulting. He is the owner and a senior geologist with B.F. Environmental Consultants, Inc., a Dallas, Pa. firm that specializes in hydrogeology, water supply development, and water and wastewater water treatment.

Mr. Oram received a bachelor of science degree in earth and environmental sciences from Wilkes University and a master of science degree in environmental pollution control from the Pennsylvania State University. He also leads a national program, “Know Your H2O?” that assists private well owners and small water system operators test and treat water.

Additional activities scheduled at Keystone a Public Health Fair featuring vendors from 12:30-2 p.m. in the Hibbard Campus Center third floor hallway on Tuesday, April 5; a healthy hand hygiene information table from 12:30-2 p.m. in the Hibbard Campus Center third floor hallway on Wednesday, April 6; a healthy sleep habits workshop at 12:30 p.m. in the President’s Dining Room, Hibbard Campus Center on Thursday, April 7; and dodge ball at 3:30 p.m. in the Gambal Athletic Center on Friday, April 8.

An exciting and growing field, Keystone College offers a bachelor of science degree in public health. Keystone’s curriculum prepares students to confront complex health issues using analytic skills, but with a liberal arts philosophy.

For more information on the Public Health Week events or the public health degree at keystone, contact Vicki Stanavitch at 570-945-8410 or vicki.stanavitch@keystone.edu.