9 a.m. - Telfer Hall
Director Rebecca Carpenter, daughter of Green Bay Packers running back Lewis Carpenter, chronicles her journey of uncovering the truth about chronic traumatic encephalopathy.

"Requiem for a Running Back"

September 16, 2017

9 a.m.Requiem for a Running Back

Room 115, Telfer Hall

Free and open to the public.

Please R.S.V.P. to sschimel@bw.edu.


9 a.m. - Breakfast
9:30 a.m. - Film with Q&A immediately following

The Baldwin Wallace University School of Health, Physical Education and Sport Sciences, in partnership with the Concussion Legacy Foundation, will host a screening of "Requiem for a Running Back" and a Q&A panel with film director Rebecca Carpenter, Concussion Legacy Foundation Board Member Liz Nicholson Sullivan, former collegiate and NFL player Frank Stams, and Cleveland Clinic Concussion Center Coordinator Jason Cruickshank. The Q&A session will allow community members to ask questions of the panel.

The film chronicles Rebecca Carpenter’s journey of uncovering the truth about chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE), a degenerative neurocognitive disorder that can cause episodes of rage, social withdrawal and other unusual behaviors.

Her father, Lewis Carpenter, was a running back for Vince Lombardi's NFL Champion Green Bay Packers, and her film features insights from his former teammates, adversaries, scientists, historians and other families affected by CTE.

BW Partners with Concussion Legacy Foundation

Baldwin Wallace University has been named an Official Outreach Partner of the Concussion Legacy Foundation's "Team Up Speak Up" program. The Foundation will work with BW’s School of Health, Physical Education and Sport Sciences to educate stakeholders, including coaches, athletes and trainers, about concussion awareness.

Concussion Legacy Foundation logo

The partnership will kick off with BW participating in the Foundation’s second annual Team Up Speak Up Day on September 12 by encouraging athletes across the state to speak up if they think a teammate has a concussion.

The School of Health, Physical Education and Sport Sciences will also serve as a resource for Ohio high schools and youth programs that would like to participate in the Team Up Speak Up program. To learn more, visit TeamUpSpeakUp.org.


The Concussion Legacy Foundation is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization located in Boston. It was founded in 2007 by Robert Cantu, M.D. and Christopher Nowinski, Ph.D. to solve the concussion crisis by advancing the study, treatment and prevention of the effects of brain trauma in athletes and other at-risk groups.

For questions, contact Dr. Dale Sheptak, associate professor of sport management, at (440) 826-2125 or rsheptak@bw.edu.