ChrisFarrellThe Winona State University Lyceum Series will host “The New Frugality” with Chris Farrell at 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 26, in the Vivian Fusillo Stage in the Performing Arts Center.

Farrell is author of the book “The New Frugality: How to Consume Less, Save More, and Live Better,” which links frugality with the broader sustainability movement and illustrates that frugality is not about being cheap but about being mindful with money. Farrell advocates for readers to put their core values at the center of saving, spending and giving decisions because it’s good for the planet as well as a person’s finances.

Farrell is the economics editor of Marketplace Money, a nationally syndicated weekly public finance show produced by American Public Media. He also serves as the economics correspondent for Marketplace Money, and American RadioWorks, and as the economics editor for Business Week magazine. Farrell is a graduate of Stanford and the London School of Economics. His most recent book is “Unretirement: How Baby Boomers Are Changing The Way We Think About Work, Community, and the Good Life.”

The event is free and open to the public.

The Lyceum Series is the premier speaker series at Winona State University. Initiated in 1989, the series features internationally renowned speakers presenting on topics in the sciences, the arts, politics, literature, popular culture and more. The series hosts events that provide unique cultural enrichment and educational opportunities for the Winona and Rochester campus communities. Funding for the Lyceum Speaker Series is provided by WSU Student Activity Fees and the WSU Foundation.

Chris Farrell will also host Dollars and Doughnuts and the Quiz Bowl during this week.

For more information, contact Kathy Peterson.