The Scarrow Friday Forums

10:00 A.M. – 11:00 A.M. LOUD HALL

A place where ideas come to life and views can be exchanged – The Scarrow Friday Forum meets each Friday during Bay View’s summer program. A different speaker each week provides a 45-minute lecture presentation followed by audience participation with questions and comments. The speakers are experts in their field and cover topics pertaining to current issues or societal trends affecting our national and/or global communities.


June 25 – Topic TBA   Dr. Scott LaDeur, Professor of Political Science at North Central Michigan College

July 2 – The Press and the First Amendment (Full title TBA)   Kendall P. Stanley, Retired editor, Petoskey News Review

July 9 – The Great Lakes: Defining Our Region and Our Way of Life   Jill Ryan, Executive Director of Freshwater Future

July 23 – Why Are You Bullying Me? Life Stories and Research Message   Mary Gray McPhail, PhD, Taos Behavioral Health Board Chair and Leadership Consultant

July 30 – What If the Next Biomedical Breakthrough Isn’t On Planet Earth?   Kris Kimel, Co-Founder and Chairman of Space Tango

August 6 – Demographic Changes in Northern Michigan   Eric A. Guthrie, PhD, State Demographer, Michigan Bureau of Labor Market Information & Strategic Initiatives, Department of Technology, Management & Budget

August 13 – Northern Removal of Tribal Communities in the 1800’s   Eric Hemenway, Director of Archives and Repatriation, Little Traverse Bay Bands of Odawa

Sally Shearer Smith
Friday Forum Facilitator/Moderator

Education Director, Jeanne Greer
231-439-9243 (Summer Office Line)