The Academic and Cultural Events Series (ACES) contributes to the University’s mission by enriching the solid liberal arts foundation of the University, by enhancing the curriculum through experiential learning opportunities and, by promoting an awareness of the diversity of cultures and perspectives that exist in the global community.
Dr. Joshua Hall of West Virginia University will speak about the Economic Freedom of the World index. The EFW index has been published annually since 1996. Since its initial publication, the EFW index has been used by scholars to answer a number of important questions regarding the operation and interaction of economic, political, and social systems around the world. Does more economic freedom lead to higher living standards? Might more open markets lead to more tolerance of others? What role can government and individuals play in bringing about higher levels of well-being? Hall provides an overview of the EFW index and the scholarly literature that uses it. He highlights how the measurement of economic freedom has provided a more accurate picture of the diversity that exists globally with respect to societal economic organization. Finally, Hall discusses how his own views of the importance of economic freedom have changed as a result of measuring economic freedom and studying the literature.
The music production department has teamed with KBVU to record students' musical talents. At the event, the audience will get to listen to the result of the recordings and hear producers and musicians discuss their techniques and the process of recording.
The BVU Concert Band, under the direction of Dr. Jerry Bertrand, will present its Spring Band Concert on Sunday May 10 at 3 p.m. in Schaller Memorial Chapel.
Dr. Merrin Guice presents a choral recital in Anderson Auditorium.
For speaker or performance suggestions, booking inquiries or general information, contact:
Buena Vista University
610 W Fourth St. Box 2011
Storm Lake, IA 50588