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2010.06.14 > For Immediate Release
contact: Wendy Townley - University Relations
phone: 402.554.2762 - email: wtownley@unomaha.edu

June 22 Seminar Will Focus on Current Economic Climate, Education

Omaha - Editor’s note: The seminar is not open to the public, but members of the local media are invited to attend.

The Center for Economic Education at the University of Nebraska at Omaha (UNO) will host a daylong seminar about the current economic climate for local middle and high school teachers on Tuesday, June 22 in Omaha.

From 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Union Pacific Railroad, 1416 Dodge St., area educators will attend sessions designed to answer the following questions:

• Is economic recovery underway?
• What are the major taxing and spending issues in the Unicameral?
• What are the latest changes in the health care system?
• How can the economic way of thinking be incorporated into teaching about the economy?

“The United States Economy: Recovery, Revenue, Reform and Resources” is hosted with support from the Nebraska Council on Economic Education, the Blue Cross Blue Shield Foundation, and Union Pacific Railroad.

The day’s presenters include the following:

• Douglas Ewald, State of Nebraska Tax Commissioner
• Keith Bushardt, Blue Cross Blue Shield Executive Vice President
• Kenneth Kriz, UNO School of Public Administration Associate Professor
• Jason Henderson, Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City-Omaha Branch Vice President and Branch Manager
• Steve Jordon, Omaha World-Herald Reporter
• Mark Winkler, Union Pacific Railroad General Director of Budgeting
• Erin Redemske, Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City-Omaha Branch Senior Public Affairs Specialist
• Scott Strain, Omaha Chamber of Commerce

“This seminar is part of the UNO center’s on-going program to improve the economic literacy of students in the metro area through teacher training and the dissemination a variety of curriculum materials for the k-12 classroom,” said James Dick, professor of education and co-director of the Center for Economic Education.

For more information, contact Mary Lynn Reiser, UNO Center for Economic Education, at mreiser@unomaha.edu or (402) 554-2357.

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