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COE faculty selected for University’s first-ever TEDx

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On Friday, Georgia Southern University will host its first-ever TEDx event—TEDxGeorgiaSouthernU. From 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the Center for Art & Theater’s Black Box Theatre, University faculty, staff, and students will present research and ignite discussion about various topics focusing around the theme “Connecting Creatively.” The College of Education is excited to announce that two faculty members from the college have been selected to participate at the event.

Richard Cleveland, Ph.D., assistant professor in the Department of Leadership, Technology, and Human Development will present “Story as Connection.” The talk references Cleveland’s experience as a traveler and educator with diverse populations and talks about his efforts to connect people to stories and then to each other.

Fayth Parks, Ph.D., associate professor in the Department of Leadership, Technology, and Human Development will speak on knocking down walls and lessening the gaps between people through exploring the common threads of human experience by telling and listening to each other’s stories. Parks presents a fresh look at storytelling as a creative, time-honored way of connecting through universally valued human strengths.  Parks previously participated in TEDxAugusta, where she spoke on the connections of culture to healing and recovery.

TEDxGerogiaSouthernU is a ticketed event, and seating is limited. Discounts are provided for Georgia Southern faculty, staff, and students. For more information about registration, click here.

TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. At a TEDx event, TED Talks video and live speakers combine to spark deep discussion and connection. These local, self-organized events are branded TEDx, where x = independently organized TED event. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events are self-organized. (Subject to certain rules and regulations.)

TEDxGeorgiaSouthernU is organized by the Office of Leadership and Community Engagement.

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