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Spring 2022 Events at the BC3 Library : April

Mental Health Awareness Month at the Heaton

Mental health awareness is represented by a green ribbon. Some sources say that in the 1800s green was the color used to label people who were considered insane. Today the green cause ribbon is now a universal symbol used for mental health awareness.

Destigmatizing Mental Health Campus-Wide Event

About the book-What happened to you?: conversations on trauma, resilience, and healing

About the book: What happened to you?: Conversations on trauma, resilience, and healing by Bruce D. Perry and Oprah Winfrey 

Book discussion led by Professor Karen Stubenbort: 

Tuesday, April 19 from 12:45-1:45PM

Here’s the link to join the discussion virtually:

Have you ever wondered "Why did I do that?" or "Why can't I just control my behavior?" Others may judge our reactions and think, "What's wrong with that person?" When questioning our emotions, it's easy to place the blame on ourselves; holding ourselves and those around us to an impossible standard. It's time we started asking a different question. Through deeply personal conversations, Oprah Winfrey and renowned brain and trauma expert Dr. Bruce Perry offer a groundbreaking and profound shift from asking “What’s wrong with you?” to “What happened to you?”

About the authors-Dr. Bruce D. Perry & Oprah Winfrey

About the authors-Dr. Bruce D. Perry & Oprah Winfrey 

Bruce D. Perry, M.D., Ph.D. is the Senior Fellow of The ChildTrauma Academy, a not-for-profit organization based in Houston ( and adjunct Professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at Northwestern University School of Medicine in Chicago. Over the last thirty years, Dr. Perry has been an active teacher, clinician and researcher in children’s mental health and the neurosciences holding a variety of academic positions.

Oprah Winfrey is a global media leader, philanthropist, producer and actress. She has created an unparalleled connection with people around the world, making her one of the most respected and admired figures today.

Dr. Karen Stubenbort Biography

About the book discussion leader -

Dr. Karen Stubenbort

Dr. Karen Stubenbort is a licensed clinical social worker. She is an Associate Professor and the Social Work Program Coordinator at Butler County Community College. Karen received an undergraduate degree in psychology from Point Park University. Karen holds a Master of Science in Developmental Psychology, a Master of Social Work, and a Doctorate in Social Work from the University of Pittsburgh. Over the years, Karen worked as a social work psychiatric clinician, supervisor, and national trainer for SAMSHA funded research. Along with teaching at BC3, Karen is the psychiatric clinician at the Awareness and Wellness Center of Pittsburgh. 

BC3 Chili Fest

Look for us on the campus quad on April 6th from

10:30am – 1:30pm. Students can play board and yard games, make a stress ball,

or enjoy some free chili.

The Northern Appalachian Spring 2022 Reading Series

Angel Rose, poet and BC3 alum, will be reading her work, as well as signing her books and presenting a question and answer session about writing on April 20 at 6 PM in the Heaton Family Learning Commons. An open mic reading featuring students and members of the community will begin at 5:30PM. Interested readers will be able to sign up for the open mic at the Heaton by contacting Michael Dittman at or by signing up that evening. Rosen's reading will be followed by a question and answer period, book signings, and light refreshments. 

To reserve a spot in the open mic reading click here or for more information

about the Northern Appalachian Reading Series,

contact Dittman at or 724.287.8711 ext 8251.

De-stress fest

Email or call Julia Tulba to reserve your time slot for a chair massage ( ext. 8292)

Gina Rajchel Biography

About your yoga and meditation instructor-

Gina Rajchel

Gina Rajchel is the Director of the Amy Wise Children's Creative Learning Center at BC3 where she began working in 2011. She holds a B.S. from Clarion University in Elementary and Early Childhood Education and an M.S. in Early Childhood Education, Administration, Management, and Leadership from Walden University. In addition to her role in the Wise CCLC, she has taught Intro to Special Education in BC3's Early Childhood Education Program and Beginning and Advanced Yoga in BC3's Lifelong Learning Program. 

Gina is a 200 hours Yoga Alliance registered yoga teacher and a Breathe for Change Social Emotional Learning Facilitator. She offers yoga and mindfulness sessions to children and adults both in-person and virtually. By integrating mindful movement with breath awareness and meditation, Gina empowers others to live to their fullest potential both on and off the mat. 

Kiley Cribbs Biography

About your aromatherapy instructor-

Kiley Cribbs

Kiley is the Coordinator of EMS and Police Training programs in the Workforce Development Department at BC3. She has degrees in Healthcare Administration and a Master of Science in Business Psychology.  She is also a nationally recognized emergency medical services instructor and an active nationally registered paramedic.   Her other interests include natural and holistic healthcare and wellness products.  For the last five years, Kiley has been a wellness advocate for DoTerra and has been certified in the use of essential oils, teaching classes on incorporating these natural products into a busy lifestyle.