John Munn, director of Nebraska Department of Banking and Finance to speak on Nebraska Economy

Deborah Murray
director of the Center for Rural Research/Development, 308.865.8199

ohn Munn, director of the Nebraska Department of Banking and Finance, will be on the UNK campus tomorrow (Thursday, Feb. 12) speaking to several classes.

There will be an opportunity for media to cover a question-and-answer session, and to ask questions, during an open
discussion period, 12:15-12:45 p.m., at the Kearney Country Club. Expected topics include the current status of
Nebraska banks, bank bailout packages and mortgages and foreclosures in Nebraska. (Below is the full itinerary for
Mr. Munn.)

Also, there is some time for one-on-one interviews immediately after the Q&A. If you would like us to set
aside time for you to have a brief one-on-one interview with Mr. Munn, please let me know by 5 p.m. today.

(It’s important to know by 5 p.m. today if possible, because I may be out of the office Thursday to attend a family
funeral in Kansas. Those of you who have been watching the weather know why I’m not quite sure that I’ll be traveling.
However, if I do go, I’d like to have as much arranged for tomorrow as possible to simplify things a bit for Deb.)l


Itinerary for John Munn
Director of the Nebraska Department of Banking and Finance


February 12, 2009

February 12        9:00 AM         Arrive in Kearney- WSTC 131E

9:30 – 10:45  Meet with ECON 322 Money and Banking – WSTC012N
Professor:  Mary Rittenhouse
Suggested topics to coincide with their Semester project

10:45 – 11:15 Meet with Tim Burkink, Interim Dean of College of Business and Technology

11:30 – 12:10 PM        Lunch with Curt Carlson, Vice Chancellor of University Relations; Invited guests from Kearney area banks; Acctg/Finance Faculty and Economics Faculty as available; Deb Murray and Carrie Stithem, CRRD Staff

Kearney Country Club

12:15 – 12:45 PM        Open Discussion and Q&A on current financial/banking topics
Introduction by Deborah Murray
May include the status of Nebraska banks, bank bailout packages, mortgage and foreclosures in NE

Deb Murray will escort him to the next class

2-3:15         Meet with BFIN 422 Financial Institutions – WSTC228C
Professor:  Bev Frickel

The students enrolled in the course are almost exclusively finance majors who are in their last year of study.  The course content focuses primarily on banking with some marginal references to insurance companies and other financial services organizations.  Discussion topics could include:

1.  Challenges that NE banks either will or are facing in regards to regulations
2.  How does today’s Banking Environment compare to the 1980’s

3:30-3:45                Leave Kearney