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Morrisville State College Features Powerful Interactive Play on Domestic Violence Oct. 27 During Domestic Violence Month

MORRISVILLE, N.Y.—In light of Domestic Violence Month, October, Morrisville State College will feature the powerful interactive play, Four Hearts Changing, on Oct. 27 at 7 p.m. in theater of the John W. Stewart Center for Student Activities (STUAC).

The presentation is free and open to the public.

The play harnesses the power of live, interactive theatre to raise awareness of dating violence and provides a unique opportunity to witness a true-to-life situation unfold and to talk directly with the characters, played by professional actors, at critical points during the performance.

The story of Four Hearts Changing focuses on four college students acting out the early stages of an abusive relationship, how it develops over the course of a few years, and how it can tragically end.

The performance provides different perceptions of verbal, emotional, physical and sexual abuse through the eyes of a batterer, a victim, and a close friend of each.

Every year, the college recognizes Domestic Violence Month as a means of educating students and promoting awareness.

The Four Hearts Changing presentation, by Equalogy Inc., a non-profit organization dedicated to expanding awareness and promoting social change around issues of equality, is co-sponsored by Morrisville State College’s Campus Activities Board (CAB), the Sheila Johnson Institute and Residence Life.

Morrisville State College offers more than 80 bachelor and associate degrees and options. Considered to be one of the most technologically advanced colleges in the nation for its ThinkPad University program and wireless technology initiative, the college became the first in the nation to comprehensively replace landlines in residence halls with individual cellular phones. Morrisville State College was also chosen as one of the top five colleges in the nation for campus activities by Campus Activities magazine.

The Morrisville State College Norwich Campus offers associate degree programs in accounting, business, computer systems technology, office administration, liberal arts transfer, nursing, early childhood, criminal justice and human services to south central New York residents and employers. Students may also apply coursework to other associate or bachelor degrees at the main campus.