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Gordon Ford College of Business receives grant from Koch Foundation

WKU’s Gordon Ford College of Business has received a grant from the Charles G. Koch Charitable Foundation to support a project on economic freedom.

During the spring 2011 semester, the $6,000 grant will be used to bring a guest speaker to campus and to fund a student book club.

“The generous grant provided by the Charles G. Koch Charitable Foundation will enable WKU to bring a dynamic speaker to campus to help students understand the importance of economic freedom,” said Dr. Brian Strow, associate professor of economics and BB&T Professor for the Study of Capitalism.

Dr. Strow also will lead 13 students in a book club that focuses on the work of F.A. Hayek. Over weekly dinners, students will discuss the following works: The Road to Serfdom, The Fatal Conceit and Individualism and Economic Order.

“I’m very excited about the important mentoring opportunity that the Hayek Book Club will provide,” Dr. Strow said. “I will be able to intellectually engage with WKU students outside of the normal classroom environment.”

Established in 1980, the mission of the Charles G. Koch Charitable Foundation is to advance social progress and well-being through the development, application and dissemination of the Science of Liberty. The foundation primarily supports research and education programs that analyze the impact of free societies, in particular how they advance the well-being of mankind.

Contact: Brian Strow, (270) 745-7082.

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