Global Entrepreneurship Week Comes to Southeast with ‘Perspectives on Creativity and Innovation’


EVT-EntrepreneurWeekCAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo., Nov. 11, 2014 – The student-focused Douglas C. Greene Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship and the outreach-focused Institute for Regional Innovation and Entrepreneurship (IRIE) at Southeast Missouri State University are participating in this year’s Global Entrepreneurship Week (GEW) with an interactive symposium.

Global Entrepreneurship Week is an internationally recognized annual event supported by the Kauffman Foundation. With more than 20,000 activities in 140 countries, the week is the world’s largest celebration of innovators, entrepreneurs and job creators.

“Perspectives on Creativity and Innovation” is scheduled for noon to 1:15 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 19 in Glenn Auditorium of Robert A. Dempster Hall.

The focus of the program at Southeast will be on discovering how individuals can benefit from exploring approaches to the creative process from multiple disciplines. Perspectives will be shared by Wendy Cooper, Southeast assistant professor of commercial photography; Erin Fluegge Woolf, Southeast associate professor of management; and Chris Wubbena, Southeast professor of art.

“We hope to bring students together from a variety of disciplines to show them what creativity looks like outside of their major” said Dr. Judy Wiles, interim director of the Douglas C. Greene Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship. “We want to offer those attending a fresh perspective on creativity, while also promoting the idea of cross-discipline collaboration, which is so essential to spurring innovation.”

The event is open to the public.


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