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Department News and Notes

Congratulations Graduates

educating_illinoisGraduation ceremonies for Spring will be on Friday, May 6 (including the College of Arts & Sciences, 7pm at Redbird Arena) and Saturday, May 7.  Follow this link for more information.


UWE Discussion

working-outdoorsThe Undergraduate Women in Economics (UWE) initiative is hosting a discussion titled “How is your math class useful in the real world?”  The event will be Friday, April 22 at 1pm in STV 401A.  Join us for discussion and pizza.


Spring Research Seminars

stevensonRenata Dombrovski of the University of Rijeka, Croatia, will give a seminar titled “Renewable Energy Policy Instruments and Firm Productivity” on Friday, April 22, in Stevenson Hall Room 434, from 2-3:15 pm.


Deborah D. Amdor Scholarship Fund Established

uptown_1The Deborah D. Amdor Scholarship Fund has recently been established as the result of a generous gift to the Department of Economics. The scholarship fund is an “open fund” in the Illinois State University Foundation, and therefore may be increased at any time through additional gifts. Funding will come from direct contributions from Ms. Deborah D. Amdor herself along with matching gift funds from the State Farm Companies Foundation.

March 23 Events with Dr. Nzinga Broussard

broussardDr. Nzinga Broussard, an agricultural economist from the U.S. Department of Agriculture, will visit on Wednesday March 23.  Events include the monthly Undergraduate Women in Economics gathering (noon-1pm, STV 401A) with discussion on “The Transition from Undergraduate to Professional Economist” and a seminar (2pm-3:30, STV 131) on “The Impact of Emergency Food Aid on Children’s Schooling and Work Decisions”.

Promoting Undergraduate Success

isu_grad2Do advising and information interventions in introductory economics courses make a difference in choice of major, retention in the major and overall academic success?  Learn more about ISU’s role in the Undergraduate Women in Economics Challenge funded by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation through the National Bureau of Economic Research.

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