Jarabi Opulence's life at Penn State Abington shapes up like this: corporate communications major, a work study job in the Office of Intercultural Affairs, leader of a student advocacy organization, and a key player in developing two support groups. The transgender woman blossomed as a campus leader, role model, and community builder as she moved forward with her transition.
Carol Reardon, professor of history, Civil War scholar, and Penn State laureate, discussed veterans issues while visiting Penn State Abington Oct. 8 and explained the importance of context in examining history.
Artist Kevin Kantor shattered the stereotypes surrounding male sexual assault with a powerful retelling of his story and the painful aftermath through a discussion and performance. He appeared in connection with the 2015 Abington Common Read, which discusses the detrimental effects of stereotypes.
A few short years ago, Penn State Abington senior Jenny Denison engaged in a life and death struggle with an eating disorder. The outlook was bleak before she finally chose recovery. Now, she plans to help others by sharing her story.
Penn State, along with other universities that have a presence in the Philadelphia region, has learned from the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) that there have been vague threats on social media of violence at "a Philadelphia area University." The FBI indicated that similarly vague threats have been made on social media across the country in the last several days.
Penn State Abington students accepted a challenge to combat sexual misconduct through relationship building and accepting conflict as a healthy aspect of intimacy. A conflict management expert explained that sexuality and friction are framed negatively, creating a toxic brew.
A prominent sociologist and ethnographer encouraged Penn State Abington students to rethink stereotypes about homelessness and the homeless. The discussion was part of programming for the 2015 Abington Common Read, "Whistling Vivaldi: How Stereotypes Affect Us and What We Can Do."
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