Much maligned Millenial Generation cuts a break at SCSU


NEW HAVEN — Hard to believe a generation born between 1980 and 2000 is already being studied.

Thats what will happen Monday when Southern Connecticut State university holds a program that explores the perceptions and trends of the Millenials.

The forum, “Ready or Not, Connecticut, the Millennial Generation is Here!…And the GenEdgers Aren’t Far Behind,”  is scheduled for noon to 2 p.m. in SCSU’s Michael J. Adanti Student Center, Grand Ballroom.

Kim Lear, an expert on generational trends and a Millennial herself, will be the keynote speaker. A researcher for a Minnesota-based company, BridgeWorks, which seeks to bridge generation gaps. Lear will analyze the differences between the two youngest generations and the Silent Generation, Baby Boomers and Generation X.

Millenials have gotten a reputation as feeling entitled, lacking interpersonal social skills and requiring constant attention in the workplace. Others credit them for being well educated, tolerant and skilled in mult-tasking.

 A focus group discussion will follow including faculty and students from Southern, business professionals, high school teachers and students and parents.

The event is free and open to the public and light refreshments will be available.

Linda Lambeck