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October 16, 2001 Contact: Jeffron Boynés (312) 413-8702; jboynes@uic.edu



The department of economics at the University of Illinois at Chicago will host a reception in celebration of the opening of its Center for Economic Education.

Through its affiliation with the Illinois Council on Economic Education and the National Council on Economic Education, the UIC center joins a nationwide network of university centers dedicated to spreading economic literacy among students in grades K-12 through the training of their teachers. The UIC Center for Economic Education is the only such center in Chicago.


Oct. 22
3 p.m.


University Hall
Room 2850
601 S. Morgan St. (corner of Harrison and Morgan)

DETAILS: The mission of the UIC Center for Economic Education is to promote high quality teaching of economics and consumer economics at all grade levels (K-12) in the state of Illinois. It provides training in economic education for current and prospective teachers of economics and consumer economics and encourages and conducts research in this field.

Students leaving high school should be:

  • Knowledgeable about the basic functioning of the economy
  • Responsible citizens
  • Knowledgeable consumers
  • Prudent savers and investors
  • Effective participants in the global economy
  • Competent decision makers throughout their lives

For more information about the UIC Center for Economic Education, contact Barry Chiswick, director, at (312) 996-2683 or Helen Roberts, associate director, at (312) 355-0378.

For advance registration, email hroberts@uic.edu or fax (312) 996-3344.

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