‘Taking Risks’ the focus of upcoming Huntington University Visiting Executive Seminar

G. Blair Dowden, Huntington UniversityHuntington, Ind. — Huntington University’s G. Blair Dowden and Jim O’Donnell will lead a roundtable discussion on “Taking Risks” during the Visiting Executive Seminar from 8:45 a.m. to noon on Oct. 29 in the Habecker Dining Commons on campus.

The seminar, led by O’Donnell, Luke J. Peters Professor of Business and executive-in-residence, and Dowden, president of the university, brings together business leaders and Huntington University business students to discuss important issues in today’s business world.

“Risk is a central, if very poorly understood, part of every life,” O’Donnell said. “There are people who try to live never taking risks. But such is impossible. For life is filled with risks.”

As a launching pad for the discussion, attendees will examine two articles on the oil disaster in the Gulf Jim O'Donnell, Huntington Universityof Mexico. The articles are “Blowouts Will Not Always Be Prevented: We are curiously unwilling to acknowledge known risks” and “The ‘Paralyzing’ Principle: The Gulf disaster rehabilitates a discredited idea,” both from The Wall Street Journal.

Attendees are invited to stay for a fellowship time over lunch following the program. Attendance is free and open to the public, but reservations are required. RSVP to Barb Baker at (260) 359-4069 or bbaker@huntington.edu by Oct. 21.

Huntington University is a comprehensive Christian college of the liberal arts offering graduate and undergraduate programs in more than 70 academic concentrations. U.S. News & World Report ranks Huntington among the best colleges in the Midwest, and Forbes.com has listed the university as one of America’s Best Colleges. Additionally, Princeton Review has named the institution to its “Best in the Midwest” list. Founded in 1897 by the Church of the United Brethren in Christ, Huntington University is located on a contemporary, lakeside campus in northeast Indiana. The university is a member of the Council for Christian Colleges and Universities (CCCU).


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