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Register Now for Our Upcoming Hard to Hate Up Close: Open Mic Night

A lack of information, understanding, and empathy breeds intolerance and hatred. As author and lecturer Brené Brown said in her bestselling book, Braving the Wilderness: The Quest for True Belonging and the Courage to Stand Alone, it’s hard to hate people when you see them up close and know their story. Likewise, former First Lady…

Hispanic Heritage Month is a Great Time to Expand Our Cultural Understanding

As we celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month, I want to share an idea: challenge yourself to discover at least three new things about this rich, beautiful, complex culture. Whether you’re already familiar with these topics or learning about them for the first time, you are sure to broaden your perspective and find inspiration beyond what you…

Meet Denita, Associate Director of Equity, Inclusion, and Advocacy

Denita Wright Watson recently joined the Penn State World Campus Student Affairs team. Hear from this lifelong Penn Stater about her previous experiences, her dedication to her work, and more.  What was your background before you took on this role? Prior to taking on my new role, I had 25 years of experience in education…