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Speaker to give tips for 'Taking Care of You'

Motivational speaker K.B. Strawder Jr. will speak on "Success and Self-Care: Taking Care of You" from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 29, in 108 Chambers Building on the Penn State University Park campus.

K.B. StrawderMotivational speaker K.B. Strawder Jr. will speak on "Success and Self-Care: Taking Care of You" from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 29, in 108 Chambers Building on the Penn State University Park campus.

Undergraduate and graduate students are encouraged to attend, and refreshments will be served. The event is sponsored by the College of Education, the Department of Educational Psychology, Counseling and Special Education (EPCSE) and the Office of the Vice Provost for Educational Equity.

"Research shows that college students are under an incredible amount of stress and their stressors can lead to depression and anxiety in many cases. We want our students to learn healthy and productive tips to get through school successfully, and not forget about themselves and their self-care," said Diandra Prescod, assistant professor of education in EPCSE.

Prescod said she had the idea to bring Strawder to campus because she hears often from her students about the stress that they're under and she's looking for ways to help them and other students.

Strawder, founder and CEO of Live Better Inc., is known for making a memorable impact with his ability to connect to the mental status of his listeners. His unique comedic approach, combined with exceptional guidance and contagious enthusiasm, makes him perfect for a large variety of audiences and events. By providing the right motivating tools and knowledge, he has helped countless people unleash their potential, find their purpose and continue to pave the way toward both personal and professional success.

For more information about Strawder, visit https://www.kbstrawderjr.com online.

Annemarie Mountz (October 2019)