Youth and Media Consultant to Speak at CLP

October 10, 2014

ALLIANCE, Ohio – The University of Mount Union will host the next speaker in the Continued Learning Program series with Youth and Media Consultant Liz Bandy presenting, “Generation XYZ: Media in Young People’s Lives” at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, October 14 in the East Room of the Hoover-Price Campus Center.

Throughout her speech, Bandy will discuss how the use and exposure of digital media affects younger people and the how digital media can be harnessed for engagement and learning.

Bandy earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Communication from Miami University, a Master of Arts degree in Communication Technology and Policy from the University of Texas at Austin and a Doctor of Philosophy degree in Children, Adolescents and Media from Stanford University.

With more than 10 years of experience of researching and teaching youth and media, Bandy has become a consultant for public media organizations, after-school programs, schools and museums on digital media, learning program design and evaluation and grant writing. She serves on the steering committee for the Center for the Advancement of Informal Science Education’s Media Initiative and the advisory board of the Entertainment Industry Council’s Ready on the S.E.T. project. From time to time, she teaches courses in media and society, research methods and media literacy.

Other CLP speakers for October include Jeff Shipman on the Marlington oil and gas technology program on October 21 and Jan Carli on the life of Buddhist monks on October 28.

The Continued Learning Program sessions, which are free and open to the public, include a variety of presentations and current perspectives, as well as time for questions and discussion. Sessions will take place at 10 a.m. each week. The public is welcome to stay for lunch in the Kresge Dining Commons ($6.75) or B&B Café (a la carte) following the sessions.

For more information, contact the Regula Center for Public Service and Civic Engagement at (330) 829-8168.

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