Whitworth Communications

For Immediate Release

March 17, 2009

Whitworth Faculty to Examine Effects of the Economic Crisis during March 31 Panel Discussion

What: Dean's Dialogue on the global economic crisis

Who: Whitworth School of Global Commerce & Management professors Richard Schatz, Walter Hutchens and Doug Laher

When: Tuesday, March 31, at 7 p.m.

Where: Robinson Teaching Theatre in Weyerhaeuser Hall at Whitworth University

Cost: Free admission. For more information, please call (509) 777-4263.

In the midst of corporate bailouts, stimulus packages and a global recession, a panel from Whitworth's School of Global Commerce & Management will discuss the consequences of the global economic crisis.

The panel will be composed of Professor of Business & Economics Richard Schatz, Associate Professor of Economics & Business Walter Hutchens, and Assistant Professor of Economics & Business Doug Laher. Each faculty member will deliver a short opening statement, after which Vice President for Academic Affairs and Dean of the Faculty Michael Le Roy will moderate a panel discussion for 20 minutes. Following the discussion, the panelists will take questions from the audience for 20 minutes.

The purpose of the Dean's Dialogue is to provide a forum for Whitworth students and Spokane community members to consider important issues, to foster conversation that models civil discussion of differing perspectives, and to illustrate how people of faith can respectfully agree and disagree.

Located in Spokane, Wash., Whitworth is a private, liberal arts university affiliated with the Presbyterian Church (USA). The university, which has an enrollment of 2,600 students, offers 53 undergraduate and graduate degree programs.


Scott McQuilkin, athletics director and Speakers & Artists Series coordinator, Whitworth University, (509) 777-4392 or smcquilkin@whitworth.edu.

Julie Shanholtzer, Speakers and Artists Series and psychology department program assistant, Whitworth University, (509) 777-4263 or jshanholtzer@whitworth.edu.

Emily Proffitt, public information officer, Whitworth University, (509) 777-4703 or eproffitt@whitworth.edu.

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