HU’s Visiting Executive Seminar to explore America’s economic future

 James O'Donnell edited
Jim O'Donnell
 Troy Irick 2011
Troy Irick
 Sherilyn Emberton
Dr. Sherilyn Emberton

HUNTINGTON, Ind.— Huntington University’s Visiting Executive Seminar brings together business leaders and HU business students to discuss important issues in today’s business world. On Oct. 25, the seminar will examine “America’s Economic Future.” The seminar will take place from 8:30 a.m. to noon in the Habecker Dining Commons on campus with no cost for lunch or breakfast. Lunch will be offered at noon.

The seminar is led by Jim O’Donnell, Executive-in-Residence, emeritus standing, President Sherilyn Emberton and Troy Irick, assistant professor of business.

The seminar will review two contrasting articles. The first is by Doug Short, a retired college professor who not only manages money but publishes widely on economics and finance. His Sept. 2 piece explains that America’s economic greatness is cresting and beginning a long, slow decline largely because of demographics — specifically, the growing ratio of retirees to working people, O’Donnell explains. In the second piece by Chris Puplava, a West Coast portfolio manager he argues against Short’s theory by citing different demographics, along with the fact that stocks, not bonds, are now attracting investor interest.

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 by Oct. 18. RSVP to Linda Schmitz at 260-359-4042 or

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 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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