Alexandria Peary

Londonderry resident and Salem State University professor Alexandria Peary, along with nine other Salem State faculty members, will present during the university's second TEDxSalemStateUniversity event.

This year’s event explores the theme “Mindfulness and Transformation” and will be held Sunday, Sept. 22,  1 to 4 p.m. in the Sophia Gordon Center for Creative and Performing Arts, 356 Lafayette Street, Salem, Massachusetts. The event is supported by Whole Foods Market.

Peary, a professor of English, will share her talk “How Mindfulness Can Transform the Way You Think about Writing,” exposing a way to alleviate the suffering people experience around writing.

“After suffering from a prolonged writing block, I finally began to write with calm and ease, using mindfulness techniques. Mindful writing can help someone with a long-term, hardcore writing block or someone who experiences occasional flashes of writing struggle," Peary said in a statement.

Tickets are $25 for the general public; $15 for students and are available for purchase at

Conference celebrates work-based learning

CONCORD — The New Hampshire Department of Education, the Community College System of New Hampshire, and the National Governors Association are jointly sponsoring a conference Celebrating Work-Based Learning In NH on Tuesday, Oct. 1, at Manchester Community College, 1066 Front Street, Manchester. The conference is scheduled to run from 8 a.m. to noon.

Work-Based Learning is a partnership between schools and employers offering all students opportunities for practical educational experience, including real-world occupational settings, to expand career options.

Invited speakers, including Gov. Chris Sununu, Education Commissioner Frank Edelblut, and Community College System Chancellor Ross Gittell, will celebrate leaders in the field that are implementing exceptional work-based learning opportunities and engage attendees in an in-depth discussion of the benefits of engaging in work-based learning opportunities.



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