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Business College hosting two lectures at WKU

The Gordon Ford College of Business is hosting two lectures this week at WKU.

William Ruger, CATO Institute research fellow in foreign policy studies and co- author of “Freedom in the 50 States” will speak on Thursday (March 7) as part of the BB&T Center for the Study of Capitalism lecture series.

Ruger will speak on economic and political freedom. The lecture begins at 8 p.m. in Grise Hall Auditorium.

A renowned expert on international relations, U.S. foreign policy, and civil-military relations, Ruger currently serves as assistant professor in the Department of Political Science at Texas State University. Additionally, Ruger is a veteran of the war in Afghanistan. He earned his Ph.D. in politics from Brandeis University and an A.B. from the College of William and Mary.

The BB&T Center for the Study of Capitalism is housed in the Gordon Ford College Business and is committed to educating students, faculty and the general public about capitalism. The lecture is sponsored by the Charles G. Koch Charitable Foundation, the BB&T Charitable Foundation and the Department of Economics.

Dr. Kay Meggers, Global President of Global Rolled Products for Alcoa, will speak to graduate students in the college on Friday (March 8).

His message is titled, “Alcoa Global Rolled Products: Business Strategy & Disciplined Execution = Profitable Growth.” He will speak at 2 p.m. in Grise Hall 435.

Meggers is responsible for Alcoa’s global mill products and rigid packaging business. He oversees the Australian rolled products businesses and Alcoa’s operations in Russia. Meggers was elected an executive vice president of Alcoa in December 2011 and is a member of the Alcoa Executive Council, the company’s senior leadership group.

The Gordon Ford College of Business prepares its students for careers in accounting, business informatics, economics, entrepreneurship, finance, international business, management and marketing. For more information, visit http://www.wku.edu/business or call (270) 745-6311.

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