Mount St. Joseph University

From All of The Mount

  • Mar 21

    Greater Cincinnati Quality of Life Forum

    University Theatre

    Addiction and the Opioid Epidemic

    Ode to a Nightingale by John Keats (1819) and Kubla Khan by Samuel Taylor Coleridge (1816) were both written under the influence of opium. Romanticism women writers such as Maria Logan’s (1793) To Opium and Henrietta O’Neill Ode to the Poppy (1792) describe the idyllic effects of opioid induced stupor. Less romanticized and more graphic depiction of opioid addiction and abuse appear in William S. Burrough’s novel (1956) Junkie: Confessions of an Unredeemed Drug Addict, and films such as Pulp Fiction (1994), The Basketball Diaries (1995), and Trainspotting (1996).

    The reality of opioid use and abuse, addiction, overdose, and its impact on the Tri-state region was most recently profiled in the Pulitzer winning piece, “Seven Days of Heroin” published by the Cincinnati Enquirer and the Media Network of Central Ohio staff.  Exposure to opioids can be unintentional, begin with prescription medications, or in combination with other illicit drugs. Between June 2016 and 2017, there were roughly 5200 recorded opioid related deaths in Ohio, a 39% increase – three times the national average.  Within Hamilton County, EMS responded to nearly 4000 calls to 911 reporting an opioid related overdose and over 500 opioid related deaths.  The Center for Disease Control and Prevention and the Ohio Department of Health’s Project DAWN (Deaths Avoided with Naloxone) now recommends that lay persons become trained to respond to an overdose victim.

    Join the School of Health Sciences at Mount St. Joseph University to examine the impact of opioid use in clinical medicine and opioid addiction in our communities. Panelists will present current data regarding the most recent spike in opioid overdoses and opioid abuse and its impact on healthcare settings, schools, faith communities, corporations, and neighborhoods. Attendees will examine the role of behavioral, social, environmental, and economic support systems and community engagement in preventing addiction and recidivism and improving quality of life for all citizens.

    Come join the conversation where we examine the history of prescription and illicit opioid use and abuse and its most recent impact on our region.

    [event listed in the General Interest sub-calendar]

  • Mar 21

    Thirsty Thursday

    Seton Center Lobby

    Are you thirsting for service? If so, come join us for food, lemonade, friends, and fun! Stop by anytime between 7pm - 8:30pm

    [event listed in the Campus Ministry/Mission Integration Events sub-calendar]

  • Mar 22

    Naturalization (Citizenship) Ceremony

    University Theatre

    [event listed in the General Interest sub-calendar]

  • Mar 22

    Escape Room

    [event listed in the Campus Activities Board (CAB) sub-calendar]

  • Mar 22

    (Baseball) Mt. St. Joseph at Maryville (Tenn.)

    Baseball: (Baseball) Mt. St. Joseph at Maryville (Tenn.)

    [event listed in the Baseball sub-calendar]

  • Mar 22

    (Men’s Volleyball) Olivet vs. Mount St. Joseph

    Men's Volleyball: (Men's Volleyball) Olivet vs. Mount St. Joseph, Cincinnati, OH (Harrington Center)

    [event listed in the Volleyball (Men's) sub-calendar]

  • Mar 23

    Mount St. Joseph Spring Invitational (Round 1)

    Mount St. Joseph Spring Invitational (Round 1), Yankee Trace Golf Club (Centerville, OH)

    [event listed in the Golf (Men's) sub-calendar]

  • Mar 23

    Transylvania University Invitational (OUTDOOR)

    Transylvania University Invitational (OUTDOOR), Lexington, KY, TBA

    [event listed in the Track & Field (Men's) sub-calendar]

  • Mar 23

    The Pioneer Classic hosted by Marietta College (Round 1)

    The Pioneer Classic hosted by Marietta College (Round 1), Lakeside Golf Club (Beverly, Ohio)

    [event listed in the Golf (Women's) sub-calendar]

  • Mar 23

    Transylvania University Invitational (OUTDOOR)

    Transylvania University Invitational (OUTDOOR), Lexington, KY, TBA

    [event listed in the Track & Field (Women's) sub-calendar]