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Michigan Representative Cushingberry To Present Free Seminar Friday

September 16, 2009

George CushingberryHANCOCK, MI - This Friday, September 18, from 2:00 to 5:00 p.m., George Cushingberry, head of the Michigan House Appropriations Committee, will begin an interdisciplinary distance learning course entitled "The Dynamics of Political and Social Action" at Finlandia University.

Community members are invited to attend this free seminar, as well as the second and third sessions of the class on Friday, October 2, and Friday, October 9. The seminars will take place in the Maki Library computer lab in Finlandia's Wargelin Hall.

The three seminars are part of a 15-week distance education course that Cushingberry is teaching this semester at four colleges and universities. Subsequent class meetings will be held at Madonna University, Livonia, Mary Grove College, Detroit, and the University of Detroit, and broadcast on distance learning television.

Mr. Cushingberry says the class is intended to equip students with knowledge about the methods, motifs, metaphors, meaning, and meanderings of the interrelationships of life, science, and philosophy. He will provide practical examples and discuss the ways in which the symbols of American history are used in the political process.

Cushingberry has served several terms in the Michigan House of Representatives. His current term ends in 2010. From 1987 to 2002, Cushingberry served on the Wayne County Board of Commissioners.

Cushingberry has a J.D. from the University of Detroit and bachelor's and master's degrees from Wayne State University. He also practices law and is an assistant pastor at New Starlight Baptist Church, Detroit.

For additional information, please contact Terri Martin at 906-487-7512.