BENZIE AREA HISTORICAL SOCIETY PRESENTS JANUARY ACADEMY LECTURE
The Benzie Area Historical Society will bring back its tradition of the monthly Benzonia Academy Lecture Series beginning on Thursday, January 14 at 4 p.m., with the adaptation of a virtual presentation for the first time. The in-person lecture series has been temporarily suspended with the pandemic since last February.
January’s lecture is entitled How much power should our chief executive have? and will be presented by Mike Nagle, one of our most popular lecturers.
As Congress and the American electorate have become more polarized in recent years, presidents and governors have issued executive orders, some of which have generated controversy. What is an executive order? How are they impacted by the system of checks and balances established by the Founders? How much do traditions and norms impact the actions of our politicians? Mike Nagle, West Shore Community College Professor of History and Political Science, will address these and other questions, associated with the executive branch and the expansion of executive authority over time.
Michael W. Nagle holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in education and Master of Arts degree in history from Western Washington University in Bellingham, Washington. He teaches history and political science at West Shore Community College, in Scottville, Michigan, where he also serves as chair of the social sciences division. Nagle is an award-winning teacher and noted speaker covering a range of topics in American history, Michigan history, and student success and retention in the on-line classroom. He is the author of Justus S. Stearns; Michigan Pine King and Kentucky Coal Baron, 1845-1933, published in 2015 by Wayne State University Press. Nagle lives in Ludington, Michigan with his wife and two daughters.
This presentation is part of the Benzonia Academy Lecture Series, held on the second Thursday of each month, and is sponsored by the Benzie Area Historical Society. To attend the ZOOM lecture, visit the Benzie Area Historical Society’s Facebook page or website www.benziemuseum.org. For more information, contact the Benzie Area Historical Society at 231.882.5539