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Winter 2017 Lectures


Professor Tawni H. Ferrarini presented "In Our Backyard: Michigan's Upper Peninsula Economic and Community Development. "

With a look into the region that 6 out of 10 of NMU students call home, the Community and Economic Profiles for Michigan’s Upper Peninsula booklet is an invaluable tool to help faculty know more about their students’ home and to help students become informed ambassadors for their communities. It showcases the major exporters, the key employers, the educational institutions, and the cultural and recreational assets of each of the 15 counties.

Lecture was held on Tuesday, March 14, 2017, 5:00 p.m. Mead Auditorium, West Science Hall

Tawni Ferrarini is the Sam M. Cohodas Professor of Economics, Senior Fellow at the Center for Economic Education and Entrepreneurship, a Faculty Scholar at the Mackinac Center for Public Policy, the Senior Fellow at the Fraser Institute (Canada), and the past-president of the National Association of Economic Educators. To watch the video click here.



James P. Studinger presented "Student Debt and Budgeting for College Students"

The lecture focuses on Zero Balanced Budget. In James Studinger words: "I believe strongly in a great budget. My philosophy on the budget isn’t to discover what you can’t do, but to find opportunities to do more."

Lecture was held on Friday, March 24, 2017, 4:00 p.m. Mead Auditorium, West Science Hall

James Studinger believes that the answer to our current financial troubles rests within the warm foundation of financial education. He has become actively involved with increasing financial acumen opportunities inside our schools. He is author of Wealth Is a Choice, and owner of the JPStudinger Group, a wealth-management company. To watch the video click here.