Monday, January 25, 2016

Ted Ellis `15 suggestions for questions to ask in your next interview

Ted Ellis `15 is currently an intern at the Cato Institute in Washington D.C. He recently published a piece titled "9 Rewarding Questions to Ask in an Interview." He has some great ideas for job applicants of all ages.

You can follow Ted on Linked In to read more of his publications.

Tuesday, December 8, 2015

ECON 122 Twitter Word Cloud

Students in Dr. Kassens' ECON 122 Principles of Macroeconomics course submitted five tweets over the course of the semester based on prompts.

You can read some of the individual assignments and tweets associated with each by reading our story on Storify. Links are below.

You can also check out our word cloud to get an idea of the big topics.


Assignment #1:

Assignment #3:

Assignment #5:

Sunday, November 1, 2015

It is that time! Roanomics Vol. 6, Iss. 1 is here

Check out the latest issue of Roanomics. You can scroll through from here or download a copy.

Thursday, March 26, 2015

Senior economics major Ted Ellis wins RC Spring Break Photo Contest

Ted Ellis spent his spring break in Panama conducting research for his Spanish Honors in Major project (he is a double Economics and Spanish major). He submitted the photo below to the Roanoke College Spring Break Photo Contest and took first prize. Congrats Ted!

Ted Ellis `15 and Rooney visit Panama

Friday, January 30, 2015

Roanoke students participate in a public choice seminar

Three faculty (Michelle Vachris (CNU), Justin Isaacs (HSC), and Alice Kassens (Roanoke College)) received an external grant to host a public choice seminar.

On January 23, five Roanoke College economics majors (Katelyn Nuckoles, William Corso, Nick Flanagan, Ted Ellis, and Jonathan Eary) loaded into a Roanoke College van with Dr. Kassens to begin the journey to Christopher Newport University.

The seminar was a three day affair and included six seminar sessions. Students came into the weekend having read three books: The Calculus of Consent (Buchanan & Tullock), The Myth of the Rational Voter (Caplan), and Bootleggers and Baptists (Smith & Yandle).

RC Economics majors heading out to the seminar

Each of the six sessions was led by faculty who provided questions pertaining to the assigned reading. The students then engaged in a conversation addressing those questions and posing questions of their own.

Ted Ellis making addressing a question

On the final day of the seminar, one of the book authors, Adam Smith (yes, really), led a discussion of his book and joined the group for lunch afterwards.

Adam Smith discussing his book

We had one unexpected surprise towards the end of the trip. Our Roanoke College van decided to quit on us! Luckily we were parked in a parking lot at Christopher Newport University and easily got transportation to the places we needed to go from other seminar participants.

To the rescue, Big Daddy Towing

The weekend provided an excellent educational opportunity for the students from the participating schools. We hope to make this an annual event that rotates between CNU, HSC, and Roanoke College.