UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — The Penn State Student Programming Association (SPA) Lectures Committee has announced that Frank Warren will hold a free lecture in collaboration with the University Park Undergraduate Association (UPUA). The lecture will continue SPA’s Distinguished Speaker Series and will be held at 8 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 27, in the HUB-Robeson Center’s Flex Theatre on the University Park campus of Penn State.
Frank Warren is the founder of PostSecret, a community mail project, where people mail Warren secrets anonymously via postcards. Through this project, he compiles these postcards and creates books out of everyone’s anonymous confessions.
PostSecret was created in January of 2005 upon the concept that people write postcards sharing something they had never shared with anyone else, yet they are comfortable sharing those secrets with a complete stranger, behind the disguise of the mail.
The lecture will occur during UPUA’s Mental Health Awareness Week, a week-long event starting on Monday, Nov. 26. The week will be filled with tabling, speakers and multiple events, which will focus on engaging students to talk about the issues of mental health on college campuses and the resources available to them.
The lecture is free for all students with a valid Penn State University Park Student Photo ID and is funded by your student-initiated fee.
Tickets are also required for this lecture and are available for Penn State students to pick up starting on Wednesday, Nov. 7, in the SPA office, 226 HUB-Robeson Center and the UPUA office, 314 HUB-Robeson Center. Non-PSU students can also attend, and tickets for those without a valid Penn State University Student Photo ID are available starting Monday, Nov. 19.