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Ali Krieger To Speak At Penn State October 18

Former Penn State women’s soccer star and now two-time world champion Ali Krieger will be the keynote speaker of an event hosted by an assortment of campus orgs on Friday, October 18 to kick off White Out weekend.

This keynote event will be hosted by University Park Undergraduate Association, Student Programming Association, Panhellenic Council, Gender Equity Center, Center for Gender and Sexual Diversity, Lion Ambassadors, and the Blue and White Society. It is part of a larger university-wide celebration known as “Celebrate State,” which aims to engage and empower a multitude of communities within the larger Penn State community.

According to a release from UPUA, Krieger will discuss gender equity and her story regarding adversity and LGBTQ issues at the event, which will take place at 5 p.m. in Alumni Hall. Doors will open at 4:30 p.m., and tickets, which are funded by your student-initiated fee, are available for pick-up in the SPA office located in 226 HUB.

“It is our hope this speaker event will energize and empower the student population to discover unique possibilities during their time at Penn State and achieve their dreams beyond their time here at the university,” the release said.

Now that we know Krieger will be in town, are the betting odds changing on who’s going to the be the guest picker at College GameDay?

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Anthony Colucci

Anthony Colucci is Onward State’s managing editor, a preferred walk-on honors student, and a senior majoring in psychology and public relations. Despite being from the make-believe land of Central Jersey, he was never a Rutgers fan. If you ever want to know how good Saquon Barkley's ball security is, ask Anthony what happened when he tried to force a fumble at the Mifflin Streak. If you want to hear the story or are bored and want to share prequel memes, follow @_anthonycolucci on Twitter or email him at [email protected] All other requests and complaints should be directed to Onward State media contact emeritus Steve Connelly.


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