Audience Rising to its Feet

A theme of RISING: Rising above challenges is the hallmark of resilience and a pathway to a brighter future.  A brighter future was certainly apparent from the TEDx presentions at the Weidner:

UWGB alumni, and neuroscience PhD candidate at Washington University in St Louis, Lorenzo Lones talked about taking advantage of natural circadian rhythms to treat human disease. “Timing is everything,” Lorenzo said as he gave a touching account of a school psychologist stepping into his life at a most opportune time in high school. Here’s Lorenzo’s lecture:  https://www.facebook.com/631435277197694/posts/756157651392122/

In her TEDx presentation, Jennie Young, Assistant Professor of English at UWGB said “Language is more powerful than discipline.” She suggests schools – and schooling – should be viewed as gardens/gardening where students respond to nourishment in an environment that helps them grow, rather than in the toxic, prison-like environment that’s already been established and still in use today.  Here is Jennie’s presentation:  https://www.facebook.com/631435277197694/posts/756158404725380/

Ashok Rai is President and CEO of Prevea Health in Green Bay. He tells the story about how he became a medical doctor and how he discovered that preventive care could help protect people from experiencing poorer health and/or complications. Dr. Rai delves into the American Healthcare System and explains what citizens can do to improve a healthcare system that’s been designed to heal the sick – not keep people well. Here is Dr. Rai’s TEDx Talk:  https://www.facebook.com/631435277197694/posts/756971491310738/

Head Honcho of the Einstein Project, Kelly Ellis, talked about what “Moxie” means – and how she rediscovered her own. At the conclusion of her TEDx Talk, Kelly asked the audience a favor: “Next time someone says, ‘Who do you think you are?’ or, the next time you ask yourself that question, take a moment to remember what makes you, you; and then I want you to live and speak your truth because every one of you has a little bit of Moxie, and this world can do with a bit more of it.” Here is Kelly’s presentation:  https://www.facebook.com/631435277197694/posts/756431874698033/

Anne Schauer-Gimenez, Co-founder and Vice President of Customer Engagement at Mango Materials Inc., talked about her journey from a structured engineering discipline into the art of business, budgeting and communication. She reminisces about a professor who told her one sentence that changed her life forever: “Every engineer needs to know something about running a business.” Here is Anne’s Rising: https://www.facebook.com/631435277197694/posts/756431274698093/

Dr. Illene Noppe Cupit, the Ben J. and Joyce Rosenberg Professor of Human Development, Psychology and Gender Studies at UW- Green Bay, took on the difficult topic of death. She discussed how grieving is healthy – albeit messy – and how American society avoids it like the plague. Dr. Noppe Cupit presents how grieving online is now helping people create wonderful connections and virtual memorials to share emotions without the fear of being rejected.  Here is Illene’s presentation:  https://www.facebook.com/631435277197694/posts/756971004644120/

CLICK HERE: Dr Fred Johnson & Dan Terrio‘s TEDx presentations.

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2 Comments to “TEDx: RISING!”

  1. thecommvoice says:

    Might have to binge tonight.

  2. michaelbina says:

    Quite a lineup.

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