Huntington University’s Visiting Executive Seminar to discuss poverty, measuring life

 James O'Donnell edited
Jim O'Donnell
 Troy Irick 2011
Troy Irick

HUNTINGTON, Ind. — Huntington University’s Visiting Executive Seminar is designed to link business professionals with Huntington’s next generation of business students as they discuss relevant business topics in today’s economy.

On March 28, business professionals are invited to join students for a seminar on business issues that have a direct personal and economic effect on people’s everyday lives. The seminar will take place from 8:30 a.m. to noon on the upper level of the Habecker Dining Commons.

Leading the seminar will be Jim O’Donnell, Executive-in-Residence, emeritus standing, as well as Troy Irick, assistant professor of business.

The seminar will review two articles. The first is from a book review by Harvard Business School Professor, Clayton Christensen. The review gives an overview of the main points of his book, “How Will You Measure Your Life.” The second piece article to will be a blog post by Bob Lupton, community organizer for the poor in Atlanta. Lupton authored the book “Toxic Charity,” which O’Donnell describes as a masterful book. The blog post will highlight one of the issues covered in the book, which is if churches and charities hurt those they support, and if so, how to reserve that effect.

Attendees are invited for a continental breakfast at 8:30 a.m. and then to stay for a fellowship time over lunch following the program. Attendance is free and open to the public, but reservations are required. Please RSVP to Linda Schmitz at 260-359-4042 or at

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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