Three local teachers received this year’s Learning for Life Teaching Awards, presented by Central Bank and the Eastern Kentucky University Center for Economic Education.
“Is the Wigwam Worth It?”
That’s the question posed by Eastern Kentucky University economics professor and Anderson (Ind.) High School graduate Dr. John Harter in a study published in the April issue of Contemporary Economic Policy.
Connie Moreland, a junior economics major from Wingo, is the first recipient of the Kyle J. Thacker Memorial Scholarship at Eastern Kentucky University.
Moreland, a graduate of Graves County High School, boasts a 4.0 GPA and is on track to graduate in May 2015. She will study in South Korea in the coming spring semester, followed by a summer internship in Australia.
The Eastern Kentucky University Center for Economic Education, with support from the Council on Economic Education and State Farm, is collaborating with similar centers at Northern Kentucky University and Morehead State University to provide training and free copies of the Virtual Economics 4.0 Flash Drive (a $109.95 value) to K-12 teachers in schools throughout the region.
When they graduated with bachelor’s degrees in economics in May 2012, twins Kyle and Keith Thacker of Somerset pledged that, wherever they were in life, they would never miss the program’s annual reunion at Eastern Kentucky University.
Michelle Hull, a December 2010 graduate of Eastern Kentucky University, has received a Fulbright Teaching Assistantship.
Dr. Fred Ruppel is returning to Slovakia.
Recently awarded a six-week grant under the Fulbright Specialists Program – his second Fulbright to work in that central European country – the Eastern Kentucky University economics professor will spend May 27-July 19 collaborating with one or two Slovakian co-authors on an economics textbook.
An economic education program established to help Madison County schoolchildren learn how to make wise financial decisions has proven successful in its inaugural year.