Stories From Aug 2011

Aug 16, 2011

Going to college

We’re constantly hearing the advice given to high school students for them to plan to go on to college. And, as N.C. State University economists explains, they have been taking that advice.

Aug 15, 2011

Sparing over spectrum

Electronic devices have expanded tremendously in recent years, with cell phones, pagers and mobile broadcasters leading the growth. But this growth is creating crowded airwaves, says N.C. State University economist Mike Walden.

Aug 12, 2011

20th annual CALS Tailgate takes place in September

For the 20th year, N.C. State University's College of Agriculture and Life Sciences will celebrate its Tailgate tradition. The event is set for 1 to 5 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 17 -- before the N.C. State vs. South Alabama football game -- at Dorton Arena on the N.C. State Fairgrounds in Raleigh.

Aug 12, 2011

Who’s working?

Not all adults want to work. For example, millions of adults who are retired, engaged in child rearing at home, or in school are not classified as being in the labor force. But, as N.C. State University economist Mike Walden explains, there have been significant changes in recent decades when it comes to who wants to work.

Aug 11, 2011

Blackberry and raspberry workshop set for Aug. 31

N.C. State University will hold a blackberry and raspberry workshop at the Upper Mountain Research Station on Aug. 31. The event starts with registration at 9 a.m. and concludes with a noon lunch.

Aug 11, 2011

How we communicate

Two of the most direct ways we see the impact of technology are in how we communicate and how we receive entertainment. N.C. State University economist Mike Walden provides some statistics that illustrate this point.

Aug 10, 2011

Stewart father and son both elected FFA presidents

On June 23, John Stewart of Knightdale was elected president of North Carolina’s FFA Organization – 30 years to the week that his father, Marshall Stewart, was elected state president of the same organization in 1981. They are believed to be the first father and son to serve as state FFA presidents for North Carolina.

Aug 10, 2011

Who gets the corn?

Corn used to be used for food for animals and people. But in the last decade, a new use – corn as fuel, in the form of ethanol – has developed. And this new use has made a big change in the corn market, says N.C. State University economist Mike Walden.

Aug 9, 2011

Big changes from small differences

Economists are constantly adjusting their forecasts for economic growth. Usually the changes appear to be relatively small – say, from 3 percent annual growth to 2 percent annual growth. But such small percentages can make big differences in the economy, says N.C. State University’s Mike Walden.

Aug 8, 2011

CALS Career Expo 2011