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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.

2013 Rasmussen President's Lecture
Jade Roth will be the 2013 speaker for the upcoming Rasmussen President's Lecture to be held on November 11, 2013 at 7:30 p.m. in the Anderson Center for the Arts Theatre. Her presentation is titled "Is Print Dead? The Role of the Bookstore in the Digital Age". It is free and open to the public. This lecture will look at the role of the bookstore in the shifting industry of eLearning and education.

Past 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"

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