UW-Parkside opens Center for Economic Education

Last updated on May 13th, 2019 at 02:27 pm

UW-Parkside opens Center for Economic Education

The University of Wisconsin-Parkside has opened its Center for Economic Education, part of a nine-university statewide network coordinated by the non-profit group Economics Wisconsin.
The center will help K-12 teachers educate students about financial matters, increase their awareness of economic issues and improve their understanding of how a market economy functions, said Economics Wisconsin Chairman Dr. John Box.
The center will offer online training, sponsor financial literacy programs for low and moderate income students and provide sorely-needed financial literacy programs for parents of low and moderate income students. The center also will be involved in teacher recognition events, a stock market simulation in which participants can earn a trip to see the New York Stock Exchange, and regional, state and multi-state economic competitions for high school students.
Professor Richard Rosenberg, who serves as the center’s director, said the ultimate goal is to help teachers better understand economics so they can, in turn, help their students better understand economics.
"We’re out to show that economics ignorance is not bliss. This center can do a lot to improve economics teaching in our local elementary, middle schools, and high schools," Rosenberg said.
UW-Parkside joins University of Wisconsin campuses in Milwaukee, Whitewater, Oshkosh, Stevens Point, River Falls, and La Crosse as well as St. Norbert and Edgewood colleges in having a Center for Economic Education.

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The class is being added in response to questionable practices being uncovered in the business world.
Wisconsin Department of Justice employee Richard Myrland, a certified fraud examiner through the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners, will be teaching the course. To date, there are only a handful of colleges throughout the United States offering this course and Concordia will be the first private college in Wisconsin to teach such a course. Currently, UW-Oshkosh also offers a business fraud class.
"The course will encompass many aspects of corporate corruption including fraudulent financial statements, misappropriation, conflicts of interest and ethics," Myrland said. "Law, criminology, investigation and finance will provide the cornerstones for this new curriculum."

MATC, MIAD reach credit-transfer accord
Milwaukee Area Technical College and the Milwaukee Institute of Art & Design have reached an agreement allowing transfer of graphic design student credits between the institutions.
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MIAD expects the first transfer students from MATC in January.

Mount Mary College capital campaign surpasses goal ahead of schedule
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The campaign is raising funds for:

  • construction of the Science, Technology and Campus Center, which is well under way;
  • a recreation center;
  • increased scholarship support;
  • faculty development;
  • continued renovation and technology upgrades, and;
  • the Mount Mary College Women’s Leadership Institute.
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    Continued fund raising for project-specific goals, such as the recreation center, will continue until the end of the campaign next June.

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