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Urschel, ex-Nittany Lions football star, to speak at Penn State Harrisburg; former NFL player Wade Davis plans separate diversity/inclusion event

Posted 11/2/17

John Urschel, former Penn State football player, will visit Penn State Harrisburg from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 8 in the Student Enrichment Center theater on campus.

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Urschel, ex-Nittany Lions football star, to speak at Penn State Harrisburg; former NFL player Wade Davis plans separate diversity/inclusion event

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John Urschel, former Penn State football player, will visit Penn State Harrisburg from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 8 in the Student Enrichment Center theater on campus.

Urschel will share his journey of where a love of math has taken him and where it can take students. He will explain how math extends far beyond the confines of the classroom and into everyday life, according to a press release.

In 2013, Urschel received the Campbell Trophy, known as the “Academic Heisman,” given to the college football player possessing the best combination of academics, community service, and on-field performance. He also won the Sullivan Award, given to the most outstanding amateur athlete in the United States, based on the qualities of leadership, character and sportsmanship. 

He graduated from Penn State in four years with a master’s degree and a 4.0 GPA. He’s published multiple papers in prestigious mathematics and scientific journals and taught undergraduate math classes.

He anchored the Penn State offensive line, starting every game his junior and senior years.

For more information, contact Dr. Jane Wilburne at jmw41@psu.edu. To register for the event, visit pshmathematician.eventbrite.com

The event is funded by Penn State Harrisburg Student Activity Funds and The Mathematics Content and Coaching Project.

Former NFL player Wade Davis will present “Intentional Diversity and Inclusion” from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 7 in the Student Enrichment Center theater on campus.

Davis is a leader, advocate, writer, public speaker, and educator on race, gender, and orientation equality. Having played for the Tennessee Titans, the Washington Redskins, and the Seattle Seahawks, Wade now serves as the NFL's first diversity and Inclusion consultant. Davis teaches classes at both NYU and Rutgers, and is dedicated to eradicating homophobia and sexism in athletics, as well as engaging audiences in conversations around feminism and masculinity, according to a press release. 

This event is free and open to the public. For any questions about this event, contact Brooke Plasterer in the Office of Student Engagement at bas5289@psu.edu.

This event is sponsored by the Office of Student Engagement and the Diversity and Education Equity Committee and funded by Student Activity Fee.

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