Winter Institute - St. Cloud State University
The 50th Annual Winter Institute - St. Cloud State University

February 10 & 11, 2016

Wednesday, February 10th
9 - 11:00 AM
American Democracy Project presents: "Our Kids" Round Table Event (Cascade Room, Atwood Memorial Center)
5 - 6:30 PM

Economic Outlook, Kelly Inn (no registration required)

Laura Kalambokidis

King Banaian

Neal Young

6:30 - 8 PM
Reception & Entertainment, Kelly Inn
Thursday, February 11th
8:30 - 9:00 AM
Registration (2nd floor - Atwood Memorial Center, SCSU)
9 - 10:30 AM

Keynote Speaker: Dr. Robert Putnam (no registration required)

(Live interactive video cast with question and answer following)

"Robert D. Putnam is technically a Harvard social scientist, but a better description might be a poet laureate of civil society." New York Times.

Robert Putnam photo

Putnam has been consulted by Presidents Clinton, Bush, and Obama, as well as national leaders from Britain, France Germany, Finland, Singapore and elsewhere. He has written fifteen books, including "Our Kids: The American Dream in Crisis", on the growing class gap among American young people. Other books include the prize-winning "American Grace: How Religion Divides and Unites Us" and the bestselling "Bowling Alone: The Collapse and Revival of the American Community".

Our Kids - Book cover image

10:30 - 11 AM
Hospitality break - Alumni Room, Atwood Memorial Center
11 - 12:15 PM
Session 1 (2nd floor, Atwood Memorial Center)
12:30 - 1:45 PM

Lunch and St. Cloud Area Chamber of Commerce Panel - Atwood Memorial Center

Community Well-Being: The Economic Value of Welcoming Our Newest Residents "It’s More than “Minnesota Nice”

Teresa Bohnen, Moderator

Yusuf Abdi

King Banaian

Luke Greiner

2:00 - 3:15 PM
Session II (2nd floor, Atwood Memorial Center)

Panel Presentation - Atwwod 2015

Panel Presentation - St. Cloud State University - 2015

Thursday, February 11th Sessions
  K-12 Teaching Track Community Engagement Track Public Policy Research Track
11 - 12:15 PM

Martha Rush, Moundsview High School & Emily Anderson, Blaine High School

"On My Way: Personal Finance"

Joyce Serido & Rebecca Hagen Jokela, University of Minnesota

"Coulda, Woulda, Shoulda”

Rob Grunewald, Minneapolis Federal Reserve Bank

“Building Healthy Communities Through Partnerships and Prevention”

11 - 12:15 PM    

Kris Bertelsen, Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis and Ken Rebeck, St. Cloud State University

"Incarceration, Entrepreneurship and Economic Education: Investing in Human Capital "

2:00 - 3:15 PM

Katrina Pelzel, Crossroads Alternative High School

"Winners and Losers: Inflation”

Panel Presentation, Greater St. Cloud Development Corporation

“How Well is Your Workplace?”

Sheila Moriarty, St. Cloud State University and panel

"The Lives of Children Experiencing Homelessness in Central Minnesota”