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E-M:/ Griffin Forum on Water Policy @ CMU April 19th

See following announcement……Hope that you all will be able to attend……………TOM


The Robert and Marjorie Griffin Endowed Chair in American Government presents:


That Giant Sucking Sound:

The Multiple Threats to Michigan’s Water


Central Michigan University

Tuesday, April 19, 2005


Public Reception

Bovee University Center – Terrace Rooms

6:30 to 7:30 p.m.


Griffin Policy Forum

Bovee University Center – Auditorium

7:30 to 9 p.m.


Discussion Topics


  • Encroachment on Great Lakes water by other states and provinces
  • Commercial bottling of water
  • Control of Great Lakes beachfront
  • Invasion of non-indigenous species
  • Great Lakes and inland water pollution



Forum Moderator


Dave Poulson, assistant director, Knight Center for Environmental Journalism,

Michigan State University


Forum Panelists


Wil Cwikiel, policy director, Tip of the Mitt Watershed Council


Mike Johnston, director of regulatory affairs, Michigan Manufacturers Association


Lana Pollack, president, Michigan Environmental Council


Bill Rustem, president and CEO, Public Sector Consultants Inc.


Event Parking


Free parking is available in CMU Campus Lots 15, 16, 18, and 27


You can view CMU’s map online at http://map.cmich.edu/.


About the Griffin Endowed Chair in American Government


The Griffin Policy Forums are hosted twice yearly by the Robert and Marjorie Griffin Endowed Chair in American Government, the College of Humanities and Social and Behavioral Sciences, and the Department of Political Science at Central Michigan University.


The Griffin program stimulates the political conscience of students and scholars and helps prepare principled political leaders to serve Michigan in the future. The endowment funds the salary and associated costs of a government expert who serves as a faculty member in CMU’s Political Science Department. The chair leads CMU’s efforts to elevate political awareness and activity among students, faculty, and citizens.


The endowment is named to recognize the significant public service contributions of distinguished CMU alumni Robert P. Griffin, former U.S. senator, and his wife, Marjorie, former Clarke Historical Library board member.


Visit http://www.chsbs.cmich.edu/griffin/ to learn more about the Griffin program.






Thomas K. Rohrer, Director

Environmental Studies Program

318 Brooks Hall

Central Michigan University

Mt. Pleasant  MI  48859

U. S. A.


Ph. (989) 774-4409

email = tom.rohrer@cmich.edu


CMU Environmental Studies Program information is available at:





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