PSU news by
Penn State's student blog

Topics

More

Joey Julius Among Keynotes For UPUA’s Mental Health & Wellness Week

Joey Julius will speak as part of the University Park Undergraduate Association’s Mental Health & Wellness Week alongside keynote speakers Amber Krzys and Mike Veny.

Julius will present with Krzys at 7 p.m. Monday, November 13 in the HUB’s Freeman Auditorium. Veny will speak Thursday, November 16 at the Mental Health and Wellness Week Gala.

“The circumstances with Joey were just a very good opportunity for us to invite someone new,” UPUA Student Affairs Chair Kyleigh Higie said.

The beloved former kicker opened up about his struggle with an eating disorder on his Facebook page last fall and has since been an outspoken advocate for mental health and wellness and eating disorder awareness.

“The end goal is just to get the knowledge in everybody’s hands,” Julius said. “It means that what I’m doing isn’t for nothing.”

Though he’s since left the football team, Julius was last in town for the White Out, and even appeared on Onward State’s Champs Football Friday show that weekend.

Julius wasn’t included in the original legislation to fund the speakers for the week of programming, but was added in a series of amendments from bill co-sponsor and vice chair of student life Tyler Akers.

“We couldn’t put anything in writing until the contracts were signed,” UPUA Speaker Brent Rice said, “so that’s why you’re seeing a lot of amendments now.”

Sure, sure, UPUA. We see you schemin’. Bill 7-12, which funded $11,170 for the speakers and to reserve Freeman Auditorium, ultimately passed unanimously.

Your ad blocker is on.

Please choose an option below.

Sign up for our e-mail newsletter:
OR
Support quality journalism:
Purchase a Subscription!

About the Author

Elissa Hill

Elissa is a senior public relations major and the managing editor of Onward State. She is from Punxsutawney, PA [insert corny Bill Murray joke here] and considers herself an expert on all things ice cream. Send questions and comments via e-mail ([email protected]) and follow her on Twitter (@ElissaKHill) for more corny jokes.

Comments

State College Links
Follow on Another Platform
113kFollowers
157kFollowers
51.2kFollowers
10kFollowers
Other posts by Elissa

2020 Blue-White Game To Kick Off April 18

More details will be announced following the 2019 season, but the game is usually scheduled for a mid-afternoon kickoff and aired live on BTN.

Penn State Football Announces First Five Kickoff Times For 2019 Season

Behring, Barlow, Engeman, & Marshall Secure Democratic Nominations For State College Borough Council

Building Old Main As A Gingerbread Wonderland

To avoid studying for finals, we crafted an Old Main gingerbread house to really get in the holiday spirit.

Building Old Main As A Gingerbread Wonderland

To avoid studying for finals, we crafted an Old Main gingerbread house to really get in the holiday spirit.

Penn State Football To Face Arkansas In Outback Bowl

The Outback Bowl matchup will mark Penn State’s first game against Arkansas in program history.

Staff Predictions: Penn State Football’s Bowl Destination

Our staff sees the Pinstripe Bowl as a popular destination for James Franklin’s squad.

 
Send this to a friend