Forum for great ideas
The first “WheaTalks” is Monday, March 26, 2012.
Wheaton College prides itself on being a community where great ideas flourish, and a group of Wheaton students has found a way to let such ideas be heard.
The students have created a forum called “WheatTalks,” through which students, faculty and staff can submit their great ideas on any topic under the sun. At the end of March, a select group of these thinkers will present their unique ideas to the campus community.
“We think that there is so much we can learn from each other,” explains event co-director Adin Lenchner ’12. “This promises to be an intellectually stimulating evening that we hope is simply the beginning of a greater conversation around some great ideas and topics.”
Ten winners were chosen out of 21 applications submitted to the competition. Each of the presenters will have just 10 minutes to explain their idea and why they think it is important. Presentations will be delivered in the style of TedTalks—known for bringing together the world’s best thinkers in technology, entertainment and design. WheaTalks ideas will include subjects such as “Snowflakes in Space!" and "Agents, Avatars and User Interaction."
Three campus organizations are sponsoring the event: the Roosevelt Institute Campus Network, the Student Government Association (SGA) and TriBeta, an honor society for students in the biological sciences. The three groups share the goal of fostering an intellectually lively environment at Wheaton. Lenchner hopes that upcoming classes of students will continue the idea and make WheaTalks an annual event.
WheaTalks take place on Monday, March 26, 2012, from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. in the Holman Room, Mary Lyon Hall. For more information, contact Lenchner at firstname.lastname@example.org or visit http://wheatalks.com/.