LINC College-Community Luncheon Featuring Dr. Jim Kadlecek to be Held October 16

May 25, 2010

Mount Union College faculty member Dr. Jim Kadlecek will headline the second session of LINC, the college-community luncheon series featuring Mount Union College professors and community members discussing current topics, on Tuesday, October 16 at noon in the Campus Grounds of the Hoover-Price Campus Center.

Kadlecek, assistant professor and chair of the Department of Human Performance and Sport Management, will discuss 'Professional Sports: Is it All About the Money?' A member of the Mount Union College faculty since 1997, he has been instrumental in the growth of the sport management major at the College and is well-connected to executives in the world of professional sports.

Kadlecek earned a bachelor of science degree in business administration, a master of arts degree in sport administration and a doctor of education degree with an emphasis in sport administration from the University of Northern Colorado.

LINC (lunch, information, networking and conversation) was established this year to take advantage of the local expertise that exists in Alliance, especially given the College's outstanding academic reputation.

The series is open to the public. Sessions will run from noon until 1 p.m. during the third Tuesday of the months of October, November, February, March and April. The cost for the lunch is $9. The sessions are chaired by Scott Ingledue, chairman of the Board of Directors of Alliance Community Hospital, with comments and updates from President Richard Giese and Harry Paidas, vice president for public affairs and marketing of the College.

'We had a better-than-expected crowd for our September session so we have changed the venue slightly to accommodate more people,' Paidas said. 'The October luncheon will be held in the Campus Grounds of the campus center. We are also encouraging people who are having trouble finding parking to use the lot on the southwest side of the Mount Union Stadium and we will be shuttling people from that lot to the campus center prior to and after the luncheon.'

The November session will feature Dr. William Coleman, assistant to the president for diversity, who will speak on 'Why Asia Matters' on November 20.

For further information or to make a reservation contact Diane Thomas, assistant director of public affairs at (330) 823-6063 or e-mail thomasdl@mountunion.edu.

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