“Eyes Wide Open” includes exhibit of 111 boots from fallen Pennsylvania soldiers and panel including activist, therapist and Pennsylvania National Guardsman

Seton Hill University will host “Eyes Wide Open: the Cost of War to Pennsylvania,” a traveling exhibit of the American Friends Service Committee, on March 22 and 23 in Reeves Memorial Library on Seton Hill’s Greensburg, Pa. campus. The exhibit includes over 111 pairs of empty combat boots, tagged with the names of Pennsylvania soldiers who have died in the current Iraq war, alongside a visual representation of the Iraqi civilians who have died during the conflict. The exhibit can be viewed from 2 p.m. – 8 p.m. on Wednesday, March 22 and on Thursday, March 23 from 2 p.m. – 7:15 p.m. A panel discussion will be held Thursday, March 23 at 7:30 p.m. in Reeves Library. The exhibit and the panel discussion are free and open to the public.

Serving on the panel will be: Major Richard Collage, training officer, 1st Battalion, 110th infantry, Pennsylvania Army National Guard; Dr. Susan Cooley, assistant professor and program director of Seton Hill’s Marriage and Family Therapy Program; and Neil Santoriello, Gold Star Families for Peace.

For more information please contact Seton Hill professor of psychology Dr. Cynthia Magistro at 412-537-3890, magistro@setonhill.edu, or visit www.afsc.org/eyes.