TEDx Headed to University of St. Thomas



One of the most influential websites of the internet is TED.com. Where, in their words, “Ideas worth spreading” are posted. All of the videos, which are taped presentations, are 20 minutes or less. TED has many individual programs. One of them, TEDx, is coming to the University of St. Thomas.

The TEDx program supports individual communities and their ideas by creating TED events in their local area. This local event is titled, Taking Action to Reimagine Education! The speakers will then, of course, give speeches on their ideas on how to make education more impactful and efficient.

The TEDx speakers include eight individuals. These individuals consist of authors, professors, teachers, principals, higher education students, and even a 5th grader. More details on the speakers can be found here.

The event is to be held Wednesday, October 15th, 2014. It will start at 6:00PM. And is located in the Woulfe Alumni Hall at the St. Paul campus of the University of St. Thomas.

Tickets and registration will soon be available on the UST website.

It is thrilling to see community members come forward to discuss their ideas on making Minnesota education greater. Constantly we hear and watch the media report on tragedies, murders, and war. It can be incredibly draining. So when I am down and out, I turn to a TED video to turn around my spirits. Now I have the opportunity to experience it live.


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Angie Newgren

Angie is a student at St Thomas University graduating May 2014 with a Bachelor's in English, minoring in Music. She was born, raised, and still lives in St Paul. She plays the violin and recently picked up the trumpet. Angie enjoys traveling the world. Being in her early 20s she has a lot to cross off on her endless bucket list of cities to visit, but still makes time to continuously revisit Paris. She has two pets, a dog and a bunny, who roam the house as if it were their kingdom. Angie has always cared about the environment and has a goal to continue to educate herself and others about worldly issues we can help change as individuals. Angie enjoys analytical discussions on music, movies, food, and books.

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