Thursday, October 11, 2007

Turning Boys into Good Men

Joe Ehrmann coming to University SchoolRSVP now to to reserve a seat for lecture focusing on boysand men.

Shaker Heights, Ohio -- Joe Ehrmann, award-winning coach, educator,pastor, and former NFL star, will offer an inspiring and heartfeltmessage on “Turning Boys Into Good Men” at University School on Monday,October 15, at 7:30 p.m. The lecture kicks off University School’sinaugural Center for Excellence Distinguished Speaker Series for thecommunity. The series, entitled “The Lives of Boys and How They CanBecome Better Men,” will feature several nationally recognized expertsdiscussing issues of significance and interest to boys, their parentsand teachers, as well as others in the community.

All lectures are free and open to the public and will be held atUniversity School’s Shaker Campus, Conway Hall Auditorium, 20701Brantley Road, in Shaker Heights. To reserve a seat at any lecture,please call (216) 831-1984, extension #7392. Or email Joy Klein giving your name, telephone number, and the number andnames of people attending. Although seating is not reserved and ticketswill not be distributed, reservation check-in will be required.

The subject of The New York Times bestseller, Season of Life, and theHBO Sports Special, Code of Conduct, Ehrmann will discuss how truemasculinity should be defined in terms of a man’s ability to love and beloved, to accept responsibility, and to serve others. Named “The mostimportant coach in America” by Parade Magazine in 2004, Ehrmann’spassionate delivery will inspire introspection and action.

Joe Erhmann is the recipient of the National Fatherhood Initiative’s Manof the Year Award for his work in improving the well being of childrenby helping fathers become more involved and committed to their children.He is a cofounder of the Ronald McDonald House in Baltimore. He and hiswife, Paula, are co-founders of The Door, an inner-city ministry in EastBaltimore that addresses issues of poverty, racism and social justice.They are also the founders of Building Men and Women for Others, whichholistically addressed issues of masculinity and femininity.

“We are proud to be presenting our first Speaker Series for thecommunity,” said Stephen S. Murray, University School headmaster.“Exploring the lives of boys and how they can become better men is thecentral theme of this series and beautifully supports the mission of ourschool. We are delighted to a have such a distinguished panel ofspeakers visit our school to address this important issue.”

Copies of the book, Season of Life, will be available for purchase atthe lecture for a book signing. Books can also be purchased before theevent at Barnes & Noble Booksellers at Eton Collection, 28801 ChagrinBlvd, in Woodmere (216) 765-7520.

The other lectures in the series are as follows:

Wednesday, November 28, 8:30 a.m. and 7:30 p.m. - John Badalament, aHarvard-trained educator and author of The Modern Dads Handbook, willconduct a presentation for mothers at 8:30 a.m., and a lecture forfathers at 7:30 p.m.

Monday, December 10, at 4:00 p.m. - Patrick Bassett, President of theNational Association of Independent Schools, will lead a discussion on“The Right-Brained Future” at this videoconference.Thursday, February 21, 2008, at 7:30 p.m. - Dr. Stephen Post, Professorof Bioethics in the School of Medicine at Case Western ReserveUniversity, will talk about “Why Good Things Happen to Good People.”

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