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Penn State Altoona to present TED Talk Video series throughout spring semester

Tuesday, February 4, 2014 - 461 hits

The Office of Student Life at Penn State Altoona is offering the new program TED Talk Video Series on Campus. This program will utilize TED Talks by Simon Sinek, Susan Cain, Daniel Pink, Brene Brown, and Steve Jobs to stimulate conversation, help students learn more about themselves and their leadership styles, and enhance their understanding of the world.

The TED Talk Video series will be held each Wednesday from February 19 - April 2 in the Fireside Lounge of the Slep Student Center. Students will have the opportunity to win a book by the featured TED Talk speaker. There will also be refreshments and prizes.

TED (Technology, Entertainment, Design) is a a global set of conferences owned by the private non-profit Sapling Foundation under the slogan "Ideas Worth Spreading." TED conferences and events, held all over the world, address a wide range of topics within the research and practice of science and culture, often through storytelling. Speakers are given a maximum of eighteen minutes to present their ideas in the most innovative and engaging ways they can. The TED mission statement reads, "We believe passionately in the power of ideas to change attitudes, lives and ultimately, the world. So we're building here a clearinghouse that offers free knowledge and inspiration from the world's most inspired thinkers, and also a community of curious souls to engage with ideas and each other."

For more information on the program, contact Cara Powers at

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