Future of state, higher ed on table at Munro Seminar

Western Today staff

Western Washington University will offer the Ralph Munro Seminar for Civic Education on Oct. 7, 8 and 9 on Western’s campus. Legislators, policy experts and industry representatives will be among the speakers. The panels are free, and the general public, faculty, staff and students are encouraged to attend.

All panels will take place from 10 to 11:15 a.m. in the Wilson Library Reading Room. A short reception follows each panel.

How to Break Away From Legislative Polarization - Senator Mary Margaret Haugen, Senator Jim Kastama, and Senator Bill Finkbeiner

The Future of Washington, the Future of Higher Education - Representative Hans Zeiger, Republican from the 25th Legislative District and Member of the House Higher Education Committee; Dr. Bill Lyne, WWU Professor and President of United Faculty of Washington State; Susannah Malarkey, Executive Director of the Technology Alliance; and Seattle Times Columnist Danny Westneat

Nurturing Talent and Innovation: What Should Washington Look Like in 2025? - Karen Lee, CEO Pioneer Human Services; Nancy Steiger, CEO/Chief Mission Officer, Peace Health; and Chase Franklin Entrepreneur/Startup Advisor/Investor

Western’s Ralph Munro Institute is devoted to promoting civic literacy within secondary education and the public at large. It offers students, teachers and community members an opportunity to work with professors, activists and political leaders to learn how local, state and national politics develop. The seminar is a program of the WWU Political Science Department.

Thursday, October 2, 2014 - 9:18am
Rob McKenna, then the Washington state attorney general and a candidate for governor, speaks during the closing session of the 2012 Munro Institute for Civic Education at Western Washington University on Thursday, June 28, 2012. File photo by Matthew Ande

Rob McKenna, then the Washington state attorney general and a candidate for governor, speaks during the closing session of the 2012 Munro Institute for Civic Education at Western Washington University on Thursday, June 28, 2012. File photo by Matthew Ande