Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Finance Professor Schools National Radio Audience on Inflation

You may have noticed it at the gas station or grocery store, and now official reports indicate inflation is on the rise. Against that backdrop, Kevin T. Jacques, professor of finance in BW's Business Division helped a national radio audience understand "Why the Fed sees inflation differently than you."

In a report on American Public Media's Marketplace, which is heard on National Public Radio (NPR) stations across the country, Jacques, a former U.S. Treasury Department economist, said that the Federal Reserve works to get ahead of inflation because changes in Fed policy don't have an immediate effect.

“It’s a long and variable lag process,” Jacques told Washington D.C.-based reporter David Gura. “It just takes a lot of time.” The entire report featuring Dr. Jacques is linked on the Marketplace website.

Thursday, June 12, 2014

BW SigEp "Big Brother" Featured on Magazine Cover

Rising BW junior Nick Traverso '16 is featured in a cover story for the spring 2014 issue of SigEp Magazine."How SigEps are Defining Philanthropy and the World Around Them" explores the transformation Traverso experienced through involvement in Big Brothers Big Sisters (BBBS), the national service and philanthropic partner for his fraternity, Sigma Phi Epsilon.

Traverso was among a group of BW students who mentored a group of school-aged children who visited BW's Berea campus on a weekly basis starting in the Fall. Traverso told the magazine that the experience "changed the way I look at a lot of things. Being a big brother makes you think about every little thing that you do because you want your little brother to see you making the right decisions."

Tuesday, June 3, 2014

Music Theatre Chair Scott Plate Commands Stage in "Seminar"

A rave review for BW Music Theatre chair, Scott Plate, who's spending the early part of his summer playing Leonard in the regional premiere of "Seminar" at Beck Center for the Arts.

Andrea Simakis reviewed the play for the Cleveland Plain Dealer: "As Leonard, Plate, who chairs the music theater department at Baldwin Wallace University, commands the Studio Theater stage with malicious joy; he is a lion moving among a shivering herd of gazelles. They know he could draw blood any moment but are too terrified to move."

"A shrewd director and equally intelligent performer, Plate gives Leonard an air of exhausted genius, a heavy-lidded, I'm-so-much-smarter-than-you-I-could-teach-this-class-in-a-coma quality."

Seminar runs through June 29.