Rasmussen President's Lecture
Great academic institutions put forth insightful, thought-provoking lectures that engage their communities. Hartwick College's Dr. Arthur E. Rasmussen H '95 President's Lecture aims to bridge the gap between theory and practice through a discussion that explores both the theories and the practical implications of the idea under examination.
The Dr. Arthur E. Rasmussen H '95 President's Lecture was established in 2010 by Joann S. Rasmussen, Trustee Emeritus of Hartwick College, in memory of her late husband, Arthur E. Rasmussen H'95, who was also a Trustee Emeritus of the College. Art was an intellectually vibrant man who embraced ideas and would take the time to develop them while challenging others to do the same. Knowing that Art enjoyed lively and engaging debate on any topic, Joann established the Rasmussen Lecture as a way to honor him.
Each year, the President of Hartwick College selects a speaker noted for his/her knowledge and understanding of a selected topic to present to the Hartwick community. A panel of respondents complements the lecture through the presentation of a diversity of perspectives, accompanied by robust and civil debate to encourage audience members to think deeply about the chosen subject.
Rasmussen President's Lecture Speakers
2012: Michael H. Shuman - "Local Dollars, Local Sense: How to Move Your Money from Wall Street to Main Street"
2011: Kate Watters - "Thinking Globally and Living Locally: Communities and Corporate Social Responsibility"