Transforming Michigan Forum Addresses Economic Issues
Students participating in the Transforming Michigan course at Alma
College will host a forum about major issues concerning the future
stability of Michigan.
“Transforming Michigan 3D Conference: Educational, Economic and
Environmental Strategies” will be held in the Dow Science Center Room
L-1 on Saturday, March 14th. Admission is free and open to the public.
Lunch and refreshments will be provided.
Discussion regarding four of Michigan’s main concerns will take place during the forum. Topics include the issues within Michigan’s education system, cost and problems associated with stem cell research, the state’s declining manufacturing economy, and ways communities can foster economic prosperity through environmental stewardship and social good.
The forum will run from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. with refreshments available at 8:30 a.m. and lunch served from noon to 1 p.m. Groups of students will present each issue and introduce a panel of speakers who will share their experiences and ideas for the future. The presentation schedule is as follows:
• 8:30 a.m. — Refreshments
• 9 a.m. — Session #1: Sustaining Michigan’s Education
• 10:30 a.m. — Session #2: Economics of Stem Cell Research
• Noon — Lunch
• 1 p.m. — Session #3: Economics: Sustainable Business and Manufacturing
• 2:30 p.m. — Session #4: Community Sustainability
The Transforming Michigan class is a requirement for all fellows of the Center for Responsible Leadership, an Alma College program begun in 2006. The Center aims to guide students toward becoming leaders within society through volunteer service, leadership training and academic excellence.
Posted: Thu, March 5th, 2009 at 9:44AM