UK Happenings

Investment Seminar Registration Still Open

LEXINGTON, Ky. (Feb. 21, 2013) — If you want to learn more about how to properly value a stock or other investments, or you want to gain insight on understanding markets and market action, there is still time to register for a special seminar being offered this weekend by the University of Kentucky Gatton College of Business and Economics Executive Education Center (EEC).

On Saturday, Feb. 23, the center is hosting a special seminar, Value Investing: The Art of Selecting Stocks and Other Investments, from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Hilary J. Boone Center on the UK campus.  The featured speaker is John C. Cheshire, vice president and senior equity manager for Community Trust and Investment Company.  Cheshire is a 22-year veteran of the investment industry and is an alumnus of the Gatton College.

The seminar is open to all, with a couple of special discounts being offered.  The fee of $230 per person includes instruction, materials, six hours of continuing education credit, certificate of completion, continental breakfast, lunch, refreshments, and parking.  Registrants can bring a friend for an additional fee of $90. In addition, the EEC is offering a special discount price of $90 for UK faculty, staff, and students. 

To register for the investment seminar, visit  The promo code for UK employees and students to register on the website is VIUK2-23-13.  For more information, call (800) 284-6407.

Topics to be covered in the seminar include:

  • General Concepts of Investing
  • Investment vs. Speculation
  • Basic Concepts, or How to Think About Investing
  • Risk and Risk Management
  • Dissecting Stocks and Real Life Examples
  • Tools, Tricks, and Traps

"This seminar provides a terrific opportunity for the people of Central Kentucky to gain real insight into the world of investing," said Harvie Wilkinson, director of the EEC and the Gatton College's MBA programs.  "John Cheshire is a top-notch person in this field and a wonderful presenter and speaker."

CONTACT:  Carl Nathe, (859) 257-3200; Michele Sparks, (859) 257-0040.