Squeaky Weal Lecture Series 2009
November 4, 2009
"Revenue, Revenue, Wherefore Art Thou? Has Government Become Too Expensive?" lecture with Roosevelt University professor and WGN Radio political analyst Paul Green took place at 6:30 p.m. in the Butler Reception Room of the Warde Academic Center, 3700 W. 103rd Street.
Governments are facing incredible pressure to find funds wherever they can in order to continue providing expected or needed services. Professor Green suggests that many of the decisions about where or how to obtain revenue and where or how to cut services could be challenged ethically, or, at the least, ought to be informed by an ethical perspective.
March 31, 2009
"Adapt or Die: Surviving Change in the New Millennium" lecture with Chicago Tribune columnist Mary Schmich took place on March 31, 2009, in the Butler Reception Room of the Warde Academic Center, 3700 W. 103rd Street.
The political scene, the economy, the environment, the wars -- change is rampant in these early years of the 21st century. Mary Schmich asks us to consider how the ordinary person copes and adapts in order to survive, or possibly, thrive.
February 19, 2009
"The Case Against America's Diet" lecture with television journalist and producer Bill Kurtis took place on February 19, 2009, in the Butler Reception Room of the Warde Academic Center, 3700 W. 103rd Street.
In his home state of Kansas, Bill Kurtis has launched the Tallgrass Beef Company to champion the environmental and health benefits of grass-fed cattle. Insights from this experience will inform his discussion of the obesity problem now facing the United States.