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"Is There Really a Financial Crisis at the University of Minnesota" Presentation 10/7/11 12:00-2:00, Campus Club, Coffman Union, University of Minnesota


Presentation by Nationally Known Expert on University Finances, Dr. Howard Bunsis: “Is There Really a Financial Crisis at the University of Minnesota” Presentation 10/7/11 12:00-2:00, Campus Club, Coffman Union, University of Minnesota. Sponsored by the University of Minnesota Chapter, American Association of University Professors.

Minneapolis, MN, September 20, 2011 --(PR.com)-- Dr. Howard Bunsis, Nationally Known Expert on University Finances: “Is There Really a Financial Crisis at the University of Minnesota”

University of Minnesota Campus Club Rooms A, B, & C, Coffman Union - Friday, October 7, 12:00-2:00

The University of Minnesota chapter of the American Association of University Professors (AAUP) invites its members, other faculty, staff, graduate students and the interested public to a meeting with Howard Bunsis, professor of accounting at Eastern Michigan University and since 2005 the secretary-treasurer for the National AAUP Council. In addition to his expertise in finance and accounting, Professor Bunsis is an attorney with an active law practice.

Dr. Bunsis’ presentation, addressing the topic, "Is There Really a Financial Crisis at the University of Minnesota?" will be in Rooms A, B, & C in the Campus Club, from Noon to 2 on Friday, October 7.

Professor Bunsis has prepared a full financial analysis of the University of Minnesota, including a discussion of the Minnesota State appropriation and the State's political situation as it relates to the University, which will be the basis for his presentation. He has performed similar analyses for universities across the country with the aim of helping faculty to urge administrators to "open up their books" before making decisions to cut programs or faculty salaries. Following the open meeting, Professor Bunsis will be meeting with the University of Minnesota Senate Committee on Finance and Planning to discuss his report.

Lunch is available for purchase at the Campus Club adjacent to the meeting rooms. Coffee will be provided free of charge for the meeting with Dr. Bunsis. Parking is available at the East River Garage on the East Bank of the University of Minnesota.

For more information, please contact AAUP Secretary, William O. Beeman wbeeman@umn.edu (612) 624-8990.

Dr. Bunsis received Eastern Michigan University’s Distinguished Faculty Teaching Award in 2002. As an attorney, he has focused on legal issues pertaining to the area of pension and postretirement benefits, topics he is able to bring to the students in his courses. He has done research on the relation between accounting numbers and stock prices and presented at national accounting conferences, research workshops at several universities, and professional conferences, including the Michigan Association of CPAs. Dr. Bunsis is the President of the Eastern Michigan chapter of the American Association of University Professors and has served as EMU's NCAA Faculty Representative.

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