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TEDxFurmanU set for Feb. 11

Last updated February 3, 2017

By Tina Underwood

Furman University will host several speakers during a TEDx event, which takes place Saturday, Feb. 11, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. in Younts Conference Center, on the Furman campus.

“TEDxFurmanU: Uncharted Territory” is open to the public. Tickets are $5 with a valid Furman ID and $15 (plus small processing fee) for the general public. A lunch of heavy hors d’oeuvres is included with the purchase of a ticket.

TEDxFurmanU is a student-run, independently-organized TED event affiliated with student organization Furman Creative Collaborative. This year, TEDxFurmanU invites speakers who have research or innovations that explore the Uncharted Territory; speakers with ideas that have not yet been explored, and ideas viewed through a new lens.

A schedule of events follows:

Session I (10 a.m.-11:30 a.m.)

Matt Stewart, Success Coach, Center for Arts and Technology, “How We Are Preparing the Next Generation”
Kristen Murdaugh, Class of 2017* “Talking about Talking: The Science of the Voice”
John E. Quinn, Assistant Professor, Department of Biology* “Birds, Business, and Books: Stories of Learning and Engagement Beyond Your Disciplinary Sphere”
Zach Hughes, Class of 2020* “Poetry and the Problem with Pornography”
Julie Wayne, Associate Professor, Wake Forest University School of Business, “One Turn on Earth: Lessons from the Boardroom to the Dinner Table”
Ben Claggett, Walk Across America, “Step(s) in the Right Direction”

Lunch Break (heavy hors d’oeuvres)

Session II (12:30 p.m.-2 p.m.)

Tim Evans, Associate Professor, University of Missouri Department of Veterinary Pathology, “YOU DO WHAT??? Communicating Intentionally AND Strategically, So Your Mother Can Understand What You Are Doing”
Clare Ruble, Class of 2017* “Flying Out of the Pigeonhole with Comic Relief”
Chris Blackwell, Louis G. Forgione University Professor of Classics, Shi Center for Sustainability* “Information Technology: The First 2,500 Years”
Lynne Waheeba, Class of 2018* “The Luckies of the Unlucky”
Cindy Monteith, Former State Chaplain, St. John Ambulance, “The Power of Your Story”
Ken Nwadike Jr., Founder of the Free Hugs Project, “Become the Leader They are Searching For”

*Denotes a member of the Furman community

For more information, contact Colleen Christensen, TEDxFurmanU Organizer, 843-714-4252, or Or contact the Furman News and Media Relations office at 864-294-3107. Tickets are available at this link.

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