Pursuing Your Passion:

Liberal Learning and Entrepreneurialism

A series of community forums presented by 
the College of Arts and Sciences, the University of Michigan-Flint,
100K Ideas, and the EDA University Center
for Community and Economic Development

Held at the Ferris Wheel in downtown Flint, MI

Free and open to all. Light refreshments will be served.
Each forum will include speakers answering questions on their set topic
with audience Q & A to follow.



Creative Thinking and ​Entrepreneurialism

  • December 12, 2017
  • 5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. 


  • Ben Gaydos, assistant professor of design in UM-Flint Art & Art History and Detroit-based designer, filmmaker, artist, and educator
  • Shannon Easter White, Architect & Owner of FUNchitecture, LLC

Risk Taking and Entrepreneurialism

  • January 23, 2018
  • 5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. 

Effective Communication and Entrepreneurialism

  • March 6, 2018
  • 5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. 

Reflection and Entrepreneurialism

  • April 3, 2018
  • 5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. 

Problem Solving for Complexity & Change and Entrepreneurialism

  • September 26, 2017
  • 5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. 

Featuring Adam Lutzker, Associate Professor of Economics at UM-Flint, and Steve Whitener, '77 alumnus of UM-Flint and local Entrepreneur, Innovator, and Investor

Learning From "Failure" and Entrepreneurialism

  • October 24, 2017
  • 5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. 

Featuring Luke Lloyd, Flint native, basketball coach, training, former professional player, and inventor of the Dribble Stick (a basketball training device. 


DECEMBER 12, 2017

Detroit-based designer, filmmaker, artist, and educator -- assistant professor of design at UM-Flint.

More about Benjamin Gaydos

Assistant Professor Gaydos has conducted research in design and anthropology at Virginia Commonwealth University. His experiments in design, sound, film and video have been exhibited internationally. Ben has presented his work at Rhode Island School of Design, Case Western, and MIT’s Media Lab, among other institutions. He is co-founder and principle of goodgood, an interdisciplinary design firm with offices in Detroit and Boston, a producer and designer for Sensate Journal at Harvard University, and co-founder and programmer at Mothlight Microcinema in Detroit.

Shannon Easter White
Architect & Owner of FUNchitecture, LLC

RSVP - Liberal Learning and Entrepreneurialism Series

Thank you for your interest in the Liberal Learning and Entrepreneurialism community forum series, presented by the UM-Flint College of Arts & Sciences and University Outreach.

For the most up-to-date information, please visit umflint.edu/cas/LLE. 

Each forum will be held at the Flint Ferris Wheel Building, located at 615 S. Saginaw St., Flint, MI, 
and will begin at 5 p.m. with light refreshments. Free and open to all—limited seating available. 

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