Economics Club Meeting

Description: Agenda will include officer nominations, speaker suggestions, planned activities, movies, and preferred volunteer events. Non-members who are interested in joining the club are welcome to attend this meeting.

Date: Wednesday 10-03-2012
Start Time: 12:30
End Time: 1:30

Location: Building D Room 301 (BD 301)

Officer Positions Available

If you are interested in holding one of the following positions, please send a short write up on why you would be a good fit for the position you are interested in. You can read about general duties here.

Also, be aware that the club is going to need new leaders next fall. If that interests you, please consider one of these open positions so that you can be mentored this year.

•    Treasurer
•    Secretary 1 & 2
•    Membership Chair

Please submit inquiries and/or write ups for an officer position to Tracie Fowler at

Welcome New & Returning Students for Fall 2012!

We have another exciting year of events, trips, and speakers planned! If you are interested in joining the Economics club (or renewing your membership), please visit our page about joining and get in touch with the advisor for your campus. You can also stop by our table on Friday, September 14th from 11:00am to 2:00pm on North Campus during the Facts & Snacks event. It will be held in the BA picnic area and we will be happy to answer any questions you have. We have a few officer positions available as well, so let us know if you are interested in taking on a more involved role in the club.

Spring Speaker on the Benefits of Economic Freedom – April 17th @ 2pm

Jenna Ashley Robinson joined the Pope Center in January 2007. She was previously the E.A. Morris Fellowship Assistant at the John Locke Foundation, where she worked since 2001.

Robinson graduated from N.C. State University in 2003 with a major in political science and French. She has studied at the University of East Anglia School of American Studies in Norwich, England. She received her master’s degree in political science from UNC-Chapel Hill in December 2005 and is a Ph.D. candidate in political science, with a concentration in American politics and a minor in methods. Robinson is also a graduate of the Koch Associates Program sponsored by the Charles G. Koch Foundation.

Robinson’s work has appeared in American Thinker, Human Events, Carolina Journal, the Lincoln Tribune, the Hickory Daily Record, the Gaston Gazette, the Mountain Express, and the News & Observer. She has taught introductory courses in American politics at UNC-Chapel Hill and Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary.

Federal Reserve Trip

We had a great time visiting the Fed in Charlotte! Doug Townsend, our President, brought movies so even the rides there and back were fun.

Our guide Yolanda was super friendly and even posed with Dean here.

Our chaperones, Mr. Perkinson, Mrs. Shah, and Dr. Markson with Dean (that guy is everywhere!)

One last photo before we head back to Raleigh.

2011 Salvation Army Jingle Ball

Jon Charest, our VP, arranged for members to volunteer for the 2011 Jingle Ball at Marble’s Kids Museum benefiting the Salvation Army Christmas Cheer Program. This was an incredibly fun event and the amount of toys collected made a huge difference to Wake County kids. Big thanks to Jon for making it possible for us to participate.

By the time the crowds cleared to get a photo, most club members had already gone home so Tracie Fowler, our Secretary, took a pic to show the immense wall of toys. For more photos, visit LensImage Flickr