GIRARDEAU, Mo., Oct. 29, 2012 — Second City Communications, the corporate services division of the world-renowned improvisational theatre company, The Second City, will deliver an engaging and fun-packed presentation that will explore the use of improvisation to fuel creativity and innovation at noon, Nov. 12, in the Donald C. Bedell Performance Hall at the River Campus.
The event, which is free and open to the public, will serve as the keynote address and kickoff ceremony for Southeast’s annual Global Entrepreneurship Week.
With the debut of NBC’s Saturday Night Live, populated by Second City Alums John Belushi, Dan Aykroyd and Gilda Radner, the theatre became internationally known for its ever-increasing roster of comedy superstars. Today, The Second City continues to produce the premiere comic talent in the industry.
From Mike Myers to Steve Carell, Stephen Colbert to Tina Fey, The Second City imprint is felt across every entertainment medium. This presentation will demonstrate how to use the fundamentals of improvisation to change how people think, collaborate, present ideas and engage target audiences in business and organizational settings.
Global Entrepreneurship Week at Southeast brings together students and faculty from many departments, as well as entrepreneurs and leaders from the community to participate in a series of activities, contests and presentations to showcase entrepreneurial talent and accomplishment.
The Douglas C. Greene Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship coordinates Global Entrepreneurship Week activities at Southeast. The Center was listed by the Kauffman Foundation as the top partner in Missouri for Global Entrepreneurship Week. The Kauffman Foundation founded the celebratory week in 2008 to develop young people’s knowledge, skills and networks to inspire them to grow sustainable enterprises.
The Douglas C. Greene Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship at Southeast Missouri State University is one of the most comprehensive entrepreneurship-focused university centers in the Midwest, offering a wide array of academic and outreach programs and services, including: innovation development and research; entrepreneurship education, training and mentorship; and business consulting, incubation and development services. The center supports Southeast Missouri State University’s strategic priority to accelerate entrepreneurial growth and development that improves the quality of lives, communities and businesses in southeast Missouri and the southeast region.
For more information about the CIE and the entrepreneurial support services it offers, contact (573) 651-2929 or visit www.semo.edu/cie.