FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE (6/06)
Contact: Kelsey Johnson or Lynn Stewart, Centenary News Service, 318-841-7265
Economics Workshop for Secondary Educators to be Offered at Centenary;
Registration Deadline is July 14
SHREVEPORT, LA— A free, one-day workshop for secondary teachers,
“The Role of the Fed in Calm or Crisis,” will be held at Centenary
College Friday, July 21.
The focus of the workshop addresses the Federal Reserve’s role
in the U. S. payments system and the efforts through cash and check operations
to ameliorate the financial chaos brought on by Hurricanes Katrina and
“This is a rare opportunity for teachers to focus on the economic
impact of the hurricanes,” says Harold Christensen, director of
the Center for Economics Education at Centenary.
“The Atlanta Fed was singularly influential in providing liquidity
and financial stabilization in the wake of Katrina. We are indeed fortunate
to have been selected again as a site for this cooperative venture between
these two Federal Reserve Banks.”
Presenters for the workshop include Sherry Kiser of the Federal Reserve
Bank of Dallas, “Preparing for a Rainy Day”; Michael Criszt
of the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta, “Hurricane Katrina: Economic
Effects”; Sheri Lazare of the Louisiana Council for Economic Education,
“Virtual Economics”; Claire Loup of the New Orleans Branch
of the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta, “Paper, Not Plastic! Katrina
Confirms Cash Is King”; and Christensen of Centenary College, “Certain
Teaching of Economic Uncertainty.”
The workshop is open to any junior high or high school economics or social
studies teacher in the four-state area. The workshop includes complimentary
continental breakfast and lunch. It is co-sponsored by Centenary’s
Center for Economics Education, the Federal Reserve Banks of Atlanta and
Dallas and the Louisiana Council on Economic Education.
Registration information is available by calling Christensen at 318-869-5130
or Kelly Schellinger in the Frost School of Business at 318-869-5141.
Electronic registration may be completed through the Louisiana Council
on Economic Education at www.lcee.org.
Registration deadline is July 14.
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