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New ideas, new TEDxFGCU

Adam James speaks during last year's TEDxFGCU event. (EN Photo / Kelli Krebs)
Adam James speaks during last year’s TEDxFGCU event. (EN Photo / Kelli Krebs)

Ever wanted to hear various ideas, stories and speakers unite together in one night to share life story experiences that bring together the Eagle community?

FGCU’s Multicultural and Leadership Development is hosting its second annual TEDxFGCU on Thursday, March 19. All Eagles are welcome to connect as one dirty bird and watch the live stream in a variety of places. A few options with the live stream are room 247 in the Cohen Center, North Lake Village or South Village. The speakers won’t speak 5:30 p.m.; however, all students and community members are welcome to come at 5 p.m. for a mingling party.

The mingling parties will give students a chance to socialize and share their own ideas. If you’re feeling tired, you can TED talk from your dorm room. By going to students can live stream the talks.

The program is hosted by the Multicultural and Leadership Development and is free for anyone to be part of. The purpose of hosting the live stream TEDxFGCU is to have the community, staff and students hear numerous stories and ideas that will enhance FGCU’s student body.

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This year, several speakers will  share many fascinating, creative and divergent stories. Speakers range from an adventure seeker and writer, students majoring in philosophy and theater and professors studying stars.

Speakers include Derek Buzasi, a Whitaker Eminent Scholar in science at FGCU, who will share stories that deal with science. Students such as Talissa Soto, a sociology and political science major, will also speak and share stories and experiences.

“Not only are there completely new speakers this year, but the stage set up is also a tad bit different this year as well,” said Ishbel Correa, FGCU’s Multicultural and Leadership student assistant. “I’m looking forward to listening to what the different speakers have to say because each speaker will bring a new perspective and idea to a student. [With the event] being held so late in the year, sometimes it’s good to have new perspectives fresh in one’s mind.”

Bring your friends, roommates, peers and don’t miss out TEDxFGCU at 5 p.m. Thursday, March 19.

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