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What's Going On With Education

  • 12 Jan 2024
  • 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
  • Players
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In partnership with the Media Ecology Association, The New York Society for General Semantics is proud to present a special event titled "What's Going on with Education" at the historic Players at 16 Gramercy Park South in New York City. Our event will take place on Friday evening, January 12th between 6pm and 9pm, and we hope you'll register and join us for what promises to be a lively and engaging discussion.

As the Executive Board of the Media Ecology Association gathers for its annual meeting in New York City, the NYSGS is proud to bring several principals of the MEA to Players for a discussion about the state of education in this new year, 2024. Both organizations have roots in the philosophy of education, as well as in the practice of teaching and learning at institutions of higher education. Significant changes have emerged in technology, economics, politics, and culture around the world, and so too has the nature and practice of education.

Please join us to hear the thoughts of our guest panelists on these developments, including:

Dr. Heather Stassen is Vice President of the MEA and founding Dean of the College of Arts, Sciences and Education at at Daemen University in Amherst, NY. She earned a PhD from Ohio University in Communication Studies with a primary concentration in Rhetoric and Public Culture. Her research interests are at the intersection of rhetoric, public opinion, interpersonal communication, and controversy. The Media Ecology Association will be holding its annual convention at Daemen University from June 6 - 9, 2024.

Dr. Peggy Cassidy is a Past President of the MEA and Editor-in-Chief of the MEA journal Explorations in Media Ecology. She is Professor and Chair of the Communications Department at Adelphi University. A graduate of the Media Ecology Ph.D. program, she is the author of BookEnds: The Changing Media Environment of American Classrooms (Hampton Press, 2003) and Children, Media, and American History: Printed Poison, Pernicious Stuff, and Other Terrible Temptations (Routledge, 2018).

Moderating and participating in the evening's discussion is Dr. Michael Plugh, Immediate Past President of the MEA and current President of the NYSGS. Dr. Plugh is Associate Professor in the Communication Department at Manhattan College. 

We hope you'll drop in to join us. Registration is free, but all attendees must be registered in order to gain admittance to the club. This includes any guests you might want to bring with you.

The program will take place in the Library on the 2nd floor of the club. Please note that, as an historic 19th century landmark, the site is not handicap accessible. Dress code is business casual and is strictly enforced, including no sneakers, shorts, ripped jeans, t-shirts). 


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