WALNUT RIDGE, Ark. – The Department of History at Williams Baptist University was represented at an Arkansas Center for Research in Economics (ACRE) event October 13-15. A contingent of four from WBU attended the colloquium, which addressed a wide range of policy issues.
Dr. Rodney Harris, chair of the Department of History and Political Science, and three students, Lizzy Broussard, Alex Cole and Nolan Williams, attended the colloquium at the Winthrop Rockefeller Center on Mt. Petit Jean.
ACRE is housed at the University of Central Arkansas in Conway. It focuses on four primary areas: regulations that inhibit people’s efforts to earn a living, transparency and efficient governance, strategies for unleashing entrepreneurship, and public policy.
Harris and the Williams students participated in an intense weekend of group discussion and interaction between scholars and students from multiple institutions and fields of study. ACRE hosts the colloquiums yearly, and this is the second event in which Harris has participated.
WBU is a private, Christian university in Walnut Ridge.