July 26, 2013

The U.S. Economy & Healthcare Reform

Michigan firms, business leaders, and citizens concerned about our sluggish economy and the impact of the healthcare reform will have a unique and exciting opportunity to learn more about both topics at a Northwood University-sponsored symposium next week, on Saturday, August 3 from 9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m., at the Bay Harbor Yacht Club, 4300 Vista Drive in Bay Harbor, Michigan.

Aptly entitled “The U.S. Economy and the Impact of Healthcare Reform”, the symposium features Northwood University’s own Dr. Richard Ebeling and Dr. Timothy Nash as well as Cato Institute Senior Fellow Michael Tanner. They will explore and reflect on the topics mentioned above which are faced by businesses, consumers, and taxpayers today—including our current and future students and their parents. Special emphasis will be placed on the impact of The Patient Protection and Affordable Health Care Act, which is scheduled to begin open enrollment on Oct. 1, 2013.

All Northwood University leaders, staff, and supporters in northwest Michigan are encouraged to attend this symposium. In addition, a video of the symposium will be made available system-wide via our media site for future use in our classrooms and elsewhere by Northwood students, faculty, and staff.

The symposium is open to the public and free of charge, so help us spread the word by sharing this with family and friends. For more information or to make a reservation for this event, contact Betty Gillespie at 989.837.4356 or gillespb@northwood.edu.

Finally, we are just 30 days away from the start of fall classes, and while we certainly have accomplished a great deal to date, we still have work to do. As an enrollment driven institution, it is important we do everything we can to assist our Admissions department in recruiting and enrolling freshman and transfer students for the fall semester. This is our last opportunity to meet and exceed our enrollment goal for the start of the 2013-14 academic year so it’s critical to have a sense of urgency on this front. If you are aware of someone who might be interested in attending our University, please encourage them to contact one of our very talented and helpful Admissions people who can work with them to discover all the opportunities available to them at Northwood.

Have a great weekend.


Keith A. Pretty, J.D.
President and CEO
Northwood University
4000 Whiting Drive
Midland, MI 48640