More Tech—Less Talk

More Tech—Less Talk

An Intergenerational Panel Discussion

Hosted by the Mid-State Phi Theta Kappa (PTK) Honor Society

Are we losing touch across the generations as technology and its constant distractions increasingly dominate our lives, conversations, and way of life? How do we reconnect with the voice of the “wise elder”?

Join us for an engaging discussion on a timely topic that touches us all. A cross-generational panel representing a variety of experiences and expertise in the community will discuss how modern technologies have affected communication and, in particular, how we can bridge the gap between older adults and youth.

Audience Q&A after the panel discussion. Refreshments provided.

Panel:

  • Megan Sokolowski – Communications instructor, Mid-State Technical College
  • Lynn Ludwig – Associate professor of English, UW-Stevens Point; Leader of the Life Stories Legacies Project
  • Caleb Baeten, UW-Stevens Point student; Participant in the Life Stories Legacies Project at the Portage County Health Care Center
  • Karen Phelps – Aging and Disability Resource Center
  • Ann Ilagin – Business Management student, Mid-State Technical College
  • Trevor Powers – High school student, Stevens Point Area Senior High
  • Vincent Villarreal – High school Student, Stevens Point Area Senior High
  • Santha Bickford – Second-grade Teacher, retired, McKinley Elementary School
  • Moderator: Dwayne Corry, Mid-State PTK vice president of scholarship and IT Software Developer and Business Management student

This discussion is inspired by the research of Dwayne Corry (panel moderator), Mid-State PTK vice president of scholarship and IT Software Developer and Business Management student, and Jose Perez, PTK co-president and Business Management student.

When

Monday, December 3
6:30 – 7:30 p.m.

Where

Stevens Point Campus – CER 634

Questions?

Contact Jill Quinn at 715. 422.5416 or by email at jill.quinn@mstc.edu.

If you have a disability and require accommodations to participate in this activity, contact the event coordinator as soon as possible, ideally 14 days in advance.