Eaton Economist to deliver Leadership and Business Q&A to campus

jim-meilJames P. Meil, Vice President & Chief Economist for the Eaton Corp., will be featured at a Leadership and Business Q&A at 7 p.m., Monday, Dec. 2, in Marietta College’s Trustee Conference Room.

Meil has been recognized as a leading industry economist for more than 25 years and is responsible for forecasting economic conditions and primary markets for Eaton, a $16 billion global diversified power management company.

Economic Roundtable starts another season of speakers on Nov. 4

amity-shlaesAmity Shlaes, Director of the Economic Project at the Bush Center, is the first speaker in the 2013-14 Economic Roundtable of the Ohio Valley season.

Shlaes will speak about “Go to Jail, Don’t Pass Go: Why Business is Like a Monopoly Game, What the Great Depression Can Tell Us About Our Challenges Today,” starting around noon, Monday, Nov. 4, at the Parkersburg Country Club in Vienna, W.Va.

Accounting Professor’s paper published in higher education journal

grace-johnsonMarietta College Professor Grace Johnson’s paper, “Student-Created Assignments in an Undergraduate Accounting Information Systems Course: Student and Faculty Perceptions,” has been published in Volume 13 of the Journal of Higher Education Theory and Practice.

Co-authored with two senior Public Accounting majors, Bethany McFarland ’12 and Rachel Worthington ’12, the study examines how student created assignments — rather than instructor created ones — can strengthen how students understand the topic of internal control. Benefits and drawbacks of using the approach are explored from student and faculty points of view.


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