Category Archives: Extra Credit

Extra Credit Opportunity, due March 31st

The Wiener Processes Extra Credit Problem, which follows today’s lecture at http://derivatives.garven.com/2020/03/26/march-26-annotated-lecture-note-plus-class-problems-solutions/ is due at the beginning of class on Tuesday, March 31st. You will find a new assignment page called “Wiener Processes Problem (Extra Credit)” on Canvas, where you may submit a PDF of your work. If you decide to take advantage of this opportunity, I will use the grade you earn on the problem to replace your lowest quiz grade (assuming that your grade on the extra credit is higher than your lowest quiz grade).

Extra credit opportunities prior to our first online meeting

Here are a couple of extra credit opportunities prior to our first scheduled online meeting on Tuesday, March 24, from 11-12:15:

  1. Extra Credit #1 (Due prior to the start of class on Tuesday, March 24): complete the “Preparing for Online Instruction (Extra Credit)” quiz.
  2. Extra Credit #2 (Due by 5 pm on Monday (March 23): Following the instructions provided in PDF document linked below, install WebEx Meetings software on your device and come by for a quick chat with me (hours are tomorrow (Sunday) afternoon between 1 and 5 p.m., and Monday from 9-1 and 3-5). If you get a screen indicating “Thanks for waiting. We’ll start the meeting when the host joins”, then text me at 254-307-1317 and I’ll be a good host and join in. Since (as detailed in last Thursday’s blog posting entitled “Important Finance 4366 announcement: Online version starting Tuesday, March 24th!”) you need WebEx Meetings anyway, this will give you a chance for a quick trial run before class on Tuesday.

If you decide to take advantage of either or both of these opportunities, I will use the grade you earn to replace your lowest quiz grade in Finance 4366 (assuming that your grade on the extra credit is higher than your lowest quiz grade).

How do I attend Dr. Garven’s virtual office hours.pdf

Extra credit opportunity tonight…

This is way last minute, but I just found out about a seminar tonight at 6:30 in Foster 102 that is cosponsored by the American Enterprise Institute and the Department of Economics. Also, Chick-Fil-A will be provided.

You can earn extra credit by attending and reporting on the talk by author and economist Kenneth Barnes, which is is entitled “The Effects of Postmodernism and the Role of Christianity in Economics.”

If you decide to take advantage of this opportunity, I will use the grade you earn on your report to replace your lowest quiz grade in Finance 4366 (assuming that your grade on the extra credit is higher than your lowest quiz grade). The report should be in the form of a 1-2 page executive summary in which you provide a critical analysis of Dr. Barnes’ lecture. In order to receive credit, the report must be submitted via email to fin4366@gmail.com in either Word or PDF format by no later than Monday, March 9 at 5 p.m.

Canceled: Finance 4366 extra credit opportunity scheduled for April 2nd!

March 21, 2020 – Note: because of COVID-19, this previously schedule extra credit opportunity has been canceled!

I have decided to offer the following extra credit opportunity for Finance 4366. You can earn extra credit by attending and reporting on Dr. Charlan Nemeth’s upcoming talk entitled “In Defense of Troublemakers: Why we should value dissent and question group think.” Dr. Nemeth’s talk is scheduled for Thursday, Apri 2, from 5:15-6:30 p.m. in Foster 250.

If you decide to take advantage of this opportunity, I will use the grade you earn on your report to replace your lowest quiz grade in Finance 4366 (assuming that your grade on the extra credit is higher than your lowest quiz grade). The report should be in the form of a 1-2 page executive summary in which you provide critical analysis of Dr. Nemeth’s lecture. In order to receive credit, the report must be submitted via email to fin4366@gmail.com in either Word or PDF format by no later than Monday, April 6 at 5 p.m.

Mark your calendars – Finance 4366 extra credit opportunity!

I have decided to offer the following extra credit opportunity for Finance 4366. You can earn extra credit by attending and reporting on Dr. Michael Rectenwald’s upcoming talk entitled “Woke Capitalism: Qui Bono?” Dr. Rectenwald’s talk is scheduled for Thursday, February 13 from 5:15-6:30 p.m. in Foster 250.

If you decide to take advantage of this opportunity, I will use the grade you earn on your report to replace your lowest quiz grade in Finance 4366 (assuming that your grade on the extra credit is higher than your lowest quiz grade). The report should be in the form of a 1-2 page executive summary in which you provide a critical analysis of Dr. Rectenwald’s lecture. In order to receive credit, the report must be submitted via email to fin4335@gmail.com in either Word or PDF format by no later than Monday, February 17 at 5 p.m.