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Bloomington transportation planner to speak on April 8

April 5, 2019

"Trails to Pareto for All, Oh My!" is the topic of the Woodrow Creason Memorial Lecture at 4 p.m. April 8 in the Whitaker Room (University Hall 110).

Speaker Pat Martin earned a master's degree in economics from Indiana State University in 1976 and is the senior transportation planner in Bloomington, Ind. His presentation will focus on his work with public recreational trails in Indiana.

The event is free and open to the public. A reception will follow from 5 to 6 p.m. The Indiana State economics department and Career Center are co-sponsors.

The lecture series is in honor of beloved and long-time ISU economics professor Woody Creason. A native of Sioux County, Neb. and decorated World War II veteran, Creason and his family moved to Terre Haute in 1956, where he taught economics until his retirement in 1991.

While at Indiana State, Creason was involved in the creation of the ISU Credit Union. He was a charter member of the Eugene V. Debs Foundation and served the foundation for many years. He was also a member of the Terre Haute Economic Development Commission for several years. Creason died in 2014.


Media contact: Debra Israel, economics professor Indiana State University,