The Power of People and Place: Humanizing Education

Liberal Learning and Entrepreneurialism 2.0

A series of community forums presented by 
the College of Arts and Sciences, the University of Michigan-Flint,
100K Ideas, and the EDA University Center
for Community and Economic Development

Held in The Mott-Warsh Gallery, 815 Saginaw St. 

Free and open to all. Light refreshments will be served.
Each forum will include speakers answering questions on their set topic
with audience Q & A to follow.



    Humanizing Education

    Featuring Stephanie James, Director, Curator & Collection Educator at the MW Gallery, Suzanne Knight, Associate Professor of English at UM-Flint, Gina Morris Cicalo, English Language Arts Teacher at Flint Southwestern, and Jordan Barnett, Secondary Art Education major at UM-Flint. 

    Registration: LLE 2.0 Humanizing Education Workshop: April 25th

    LLE 2.0 Humanizing Education
    April 25, 2019
    5:15 PM
    Mott-Warsh Gallery (Corner of S. Saginaw St. & Court St.)
    815 S. Saginaw Street
    Flint, MI  48502 
    The Liberal Learning & Entrepreneurialism series explores how ideas fostered in the arts & sciences can solve modern problems and create stronger outcomes for our community. Join our panelists for a discussion of how a 21st century education doesn't (and shouldn't) take place only in the classroom.

    Lunch will be included. Free and open to the public. Registration required.

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    The Role of Universities in Placemaking

    • February 25, 2019
    • 5:00 to 6:30 p.m.

    Featuring Interim Provost Susan Alcock and Director of Neighborhood Services at Kettering University Tom Wyatt. 


    The Power of People and Place

    • December 10, 2018
    • Noon-1:30 p.m.

    Featuring Donovan Entrekin, Director of the Art School, Flint Institute of Arts, and Cristen Velliky, Associate Professor of Art at UM-Flint. 

    Personal Reflection and Entrepreneurialism

    • April 3, 2018
    • 5:00 to 6:30 p.m.

    Featuring Marge Murphy of Cork on Saginaw and DJ Trela, Professor of English. 

    Effective Communication and Entrepreneurialism

    • March 6, 2018
    • 5:00 to 6:30 p.m.

    Featuring: Oaklin Mixon, Creative Director of Goodboy Clothes, and Christopher Kowal, Assistant Professor of Communication.

    Risk Taking and Entrepreneurialism

    • January 23, 2018
    • 5:00 to 6:30 p.m.

    Featuring: Mihai Burzo, Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering; an Erin Caudell of the Local Grocer, Flint Fresh Mobile Market, and the Veggie Box Program. 

    Creative Thinking and Entrepreneurialism

    • December 12, 2017
    • 5:00 to 6:30 p.m.

    Featuring: Ben Gaydos, Assistant Professor of Design and Detroit-based designer, filmmaker, artist and educator; and Shannon Easter White, Architect & Owner of FUNchitecture, LLC. 

     Learning from "Failure" and Entrepreneurialism

    • October 24, 2017
    • 5:00 to 6:30 p.m.

    Featuring Luke Lloyd, Flint native, basketball coach, training, former professional player, and inventor of the Dribble Stick (basketball training device), and Nick Kingsley, Associate Professor of Inorganic Chemistry. 

    Problem Solving for Complexity & Change and Entrepreneurialism 

    • September 26, 2017
    • 5:00 to 6:30 p.m.

    Featuring Adam Lutzker, Associate Professor of Economics at UM-Flint, and Steve Whitener, '77, alumnus and local entrepreneur, innovator, and investor.