Solar home lecture Friday

University of Louisiana at Lafayette architecture professor Geoff Gjertson will discuss his book, “Generating Hope: Stories of the BeauSoleil Louisiana Solar Home” from noon to 1 p.m. Friday at Fletcher Hall, Room 134 on the university’s campus.

Gjertson will discuss lessons learned since the home’s completion and highlight aspects of the book, which was co-written by Dege Legg.

The lecture is part of the School of Architecture and Design’s Fluidic Expanded Design lecture series.

Acadia General now tobacco-free campus

Acadia General Hospital became a tobacco-free campus effective Thursday, in observation of the American Cancer Society’s annual “Great American Smoke Out.”

The “Smoke Out” is observed annually on the third Thursday of November as a way to encourage smokers to make a plan to quit and take an important step toward a healthier lifestyle. On Thursday, a regional representative from the American Cancer Society was on the hospital campus to share information about smoking cessation.

“By policy, all tobacco products are now prohibited on AGH campus. This policy is intended to protect the health of non-tobacco users and to provide support and encouragement to those who wish to quit by offering assistance,” hospital officials said in a news release.