Tag: Economics

From expert prof to recent grad, Fox 11 jobs story has UW-Green Bay ties

There were UW-Green Bay ties aplenty in a Thursday (July 3) jobs story from Fox 11 News. Reporter Bill Miston interviewed Associate Prof. Tom Nesslein for the economist’s perspective on the most recent federal and state employment numbers, and also talked to May 2014 Business Administration grad Alex Tilton, now employed at Green Bay’s Breakthrough […]

100 reasons to celebrate as great-grandson graduates

Honoria Huila, 100 years old, had a great seat for Saturday’s UW-Green Bay commencement. She watched from the concourse level, straight up from the stage, as great-grandson Youcef Boubenider received his bachelor’s degree in economics. (He joined her a few minutes after the ceremony for an impromptu family reunion.) Saturday’s event wasn’t the first university […]

OK, that was the tallest grad… How about the oldest member of the audience?

If you guessed the age at under 100, guess again. Honoria Huila had a great seat for Saturday’s UW-Green Bay commencement as she watched great-grandson Youcef Boubenider receive his bachelor’s degree in economics. Actually, Mrs. Huila, a native of Colombia, is an old hand when it comes to UW-Green Bay graduation ceremonies. We have a […]

Six Phoenix student-athletes earn winter academic all-league honors

Six UW-Green Bay student-athletes have been recognized as members of the 2014 Winter Academic All-Horizon League Teams, the conference office announced on Thursday. The teams, which represent success in competition as well as in the classroom, were voted on by the league’s faculty athletics representatives and athletics communications directors. Earning academic all-league honors for the […]

Five Phoenix named Future 15

Of the 15 young professionals who will be recognized by the Green Bay Area Chamber of Commerce, Thursday, Feb. 20, five have roots and an undergraduate degree at the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay. The “Future 15 Young Professional Awards” recognizes 15 young professionals who have made an impact in both their relatively short professional careers, […]

Islam, new in URS, talks economics of minimum wage proposal

A UW-Green Bay faculty member helped offer context for President Obama’s call to increase the minimum wage, speaking Wednesday (Jan. 29) with wearegreenbay.com’s Heather Sawaski. Assistant Prof. Tonmoy Islam, Urban and Regional Studies (Economics), told Sawaski that there are both winners and losers when the minimum wage goes up. The increase would be good for […]

In the news: Nesslein offers take for story on minimum wage protests

Associate Prof. Tom Nesslein, Urban and Regional Studies (Economics) spoke Thursday (Dec. 5) about nationwide protests on the minimum wage, offering an economist’s perspective for interviews with NBC 26 and WBAY, Channel 2. Were the minimum wage to increase as protesters have demanded, employers would have few options on how to react, Nesslein said. “They […]

Congratulations to Max Scheuer, Class of 2010

Max Scheuer, a 2010 Economics and Business Administration major, has been named the 2012 Young Professional of the Year by the Manitowoc County Chamber of Commerce. (He was also a panelist for during Business Week 2013 and recently featured in The Business News.) Our alumni records indicate Scheuer is employed as a business banking officer […]

Nesslein, student talk minimum wage for Press-Gazette front page

Economics Prof. Thomas Nesslein — and a UW-Green Bay student — helped offer some context on President Obama’s minimum wage proposal for a front-page story in Tuesday’s (March 5) Green Bay Press-Gazette. Just one in 11 minimum wage workers is the head of a household, and an increase of the type Obama is proposing would […]

Teaching Scholars: Blaney, Himmelheber, Huh, Lowery, Medland, Saxton-Ruiz

The Center for the Advancement of Teaching and Learning (CATL) congratulates the 2012-2013 Teaching Scholars!  Co-directors of the program, Profs. Angie Bauer and David Voelker, have announced their selections for this year. Each scholar will investigate a teaching issue and present their findings to the campus. The participants and a brief summary of their projects: […]