Note: This talk by Vinny Guadagnino must be rescheduled due to his filming schedule. Watch for a new date later this spring.
Mercyhurst Student Government welcomes reality TV star Vinny Guadagnino to campus on Jan. 22 as part of its Distinguished Speaker Series. The event, at 8:30 p.m. in the Mary D’Angelo Performing Arts Center, is free and open to the public. While he’s best-known for his work on the MTV series Jersey Shore, Jersey Shore Family Vacation and The Show with Vinny, Guadagnino is also a best-selling author whose book Control the Crazy: My Plan to Stop Stressing, Avoid Drama, and Maintain Inner Cool explores his own struggles with anxiety and depression. He has become a vocal advocate on behalf of young people dealing with mental health and emotional issues, is active in an anti-bullying campaign, and is a strong supporter of gay rights. For more information about his appearance, email email@example.com.