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W students attend TEDxJacksonWomen

COLUMBUS, Miss.-- Six Mississippi University for Women students and one faculty member had the opportunity to attend the TEDxJacksonWomen event held at the Old Capitol Inn in Jackson Oct. 27.

The trip was sponsored by the College of Business and Professional Studies to give students a chance to experience the TED Talks model of "ideas worth spreading." The event entitled "It's About Time" featured more than two dozen presenters both live and live-streamed from a larger event in San Francisco sharing on a variety of topics related to time including time management, perceptions of time and how to prioritize personal and professional time.

"Attending any TED talk has been my dream since childhood! I have watched online hundreds of TEDx talks, but this time I got to be part of it," said Aman Khan, freshman management information systems major.

Senior human resource management major Valarie Gaston found a lot of value in the subject matter. "The topic really hits home. Time is an issue for everybody. Particularly for women, juggling work, family obligations and for some, school, it all can be very overwhelming. That's why I feel that this can be a source of encouragement and an uplifting experience."

Thomas Haffey, instructor of marketing, added, "I am excited to get the chance to take a group of students to a live TEDx event for the first time. I find a lot of pedagogical value in adding online TED content to my courses as supplemental material and expert perspectives on the topics being covered.”

Other students who attended included freshman management information systems major Pravin Bhandari, freshman general business major Monalee KC, senior general business major Kimberly Ponder and freshman management information systems major Mahesh Wosti.

For more information about this event and other TED events and content, please see www.tedxjackson.com and www.ted.com.


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