Stand up to H8 event

Several Penn State Greater Allegheny campus departments are collaborating to present ?Stand Up to H8? on Wednesday, April 13, 2011 from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. in the Student Community Center.

Departments will sponsor informational booths about bullying in the concourse area.

At 2:00 p.m. Jeannetta Thomas from the Penn State Educational Partnership Program (PEPP) Office will make a presentation in the Ostermayer Room about the negative impact of bullying. Thomas will present audience participants with ten questions to determine if they can recognize bullying behavior.

Approximately 30 students from McKeesport Area High School will attend the presentation. ?It is important to get this information out because everyone should be able to live without being taunted? said Jordan Pruett, a Penn State Greater Allegheny resident assistant and one of the event organizers,? adding, ?by having this event on campus we are setting an example for high school students.?

?Stood Up? t-shirt shirts are available for adults for $10 and for students for $5.