will be 7 p.m. March 6 in Magee-O'Connor Theater, Andorfer Commons, 1600 E. Washington Blvd. Speaker will be William Strauss, senior economist and economic advisor at the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago. Topic will be “Economic Outlook for 2014: Continued Recovery from the Great Recession.” The event is free.
•Purdue University Specialty Foods Workshop will be 7:45 a.m.-5 p.m. March 13 at the Indiana Farm Bureau office, 225 S. East St. Indianapolis. The workshop is for those interested in developing a specialty food or food ingredient business, homemakers and entrepreneurs looking to expand their knowledge on how to run their business, and small farms interested in “vertically integrating” uniting all pats of production under one ownership. Topics will include food safety, business planning, marketing, organic products, food regulations, product development, process development and packaging. Cost is $100 due March 6. Lunch, refreshments and a three-ring binder of information will be provided. Registration forms available at https://ag.purdue.edu/agecon under calendar listings. Completed forms should be sent to Marsha Pritchard, Purdue University, Department of Agricultural Economics, 403 W. State St., West Lafayette IN 47907.
•IPFW Department of Public Policy Inaugural Midwest Public Affairs Conference will be March 27-29. Theme will be “Does Management Still Matter?” Keynote speaker will be Paul Helmke. Topics of discussion will include ethics, justice, and morality, economic decline and recovery, the role between citizens and their government, fiscal policy, taxation, and civic engagement and governance. Register at https://learn.ipfw.edu. For more information, email Stephen Kleinschmit at firstname.lastname@example.org.
•IPFW Division of Continuing Studies, 2101 Coliseum Blvd. E.: Business Management Courses: Launching Your Own Business: A
Sound and Proven Path will be 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Feb. 26. Cost: $25. Conflict Management: Ready and Willing will be 1-4 p.m. March 7. Cost: $135. CEU: 0.3. Leadership Development Certificate: Maximize Your Resources will be 9:30 a.m-3:30 p.m. Feb. 28-March 7. Cost: $395. CEU: 1.0. Team Dynamics will be 1-4 p.m. March 7. Cost: $135. CEU: 0.3. Business Analysis Models for Real Life
Decision Making will be 1-4 p.m. March 7-28. Cost: $159. CEU: 1.2. Policies and Procedures will be 9 a.m.-12 p.m. March 7-28. Cost: $299. CEU: 1.2. Computer Technology Courses: Apple iOS Series will be 12-3 p.m. March 5-26. Cost: $289. CEU: 1.4. Manufacturing Courses: Value Stream Mapping will be 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Feb. 28. Cost: $295. Failure Mode and Effects Analysis (FMEA) will be 9 a.m.-4 p.m. March 7. Cost: $239. CEU: 07. For information for full course descriptions, visit http://learn.ipfw.edu or to register, call 481-6619.
•Neighborhood Connection Adult Education Classes: Computers and Technology: Windows 8 Advanced will be 6-9 p.m. Feb. 25-March 25. Cost: $119 plus $25 textbook fee. Computer Skills for the Workplace will be 6-9 p.m. March 25-April 29. Cost: $109 plus $30 textbook fee. One Night Workshop: Streaming TV! will be 5:45-8:45 p.m. Feb. 25. Cost: $33. Creating a Home Media Server will be 5:45-8:45 p.m. March 4. Cost: $33.
Microsoft Word Beginning and Beyond
will be 6-9 p.m. March 24-April 28. Cost: $119 plus $24 textbook fee. Strategies for Living Debt Free in the 21st Century Get Completely Out of Debt! Owe Nothing to Anyone! will be 6-9:15 p.m. March 12. Cost: $45 includes the $5 materials fee. For a complete catalog of courses or to register for any listing, call 467-1075 Mon.-Fri., 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Register online at www.fwcs.k12.in.us. All classes will be held at Anthis Career Center, 1200 S. Barr St.