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NEWS AND NOTES

IUSWP hosts Jeff Anderson at Author Day 2014

The IU Southeast Writing Project (IUSWP), a branch of the

National Writing Project, the oldest sustained professional

development for teachers in the United States, brought

author Jeff Anderson to campus for Author Day 2014.

Hailed as one of the top 10 literacy experts in the United

States, getting Anderson to speak on campus was very

exciting for Dr. Kevin Sue Bailey, IUSWP program director,

and professor and coordinator of secondary education in the

School of Education.

“We waited three years to get on his calendar,” Bailey said.

“We were especially excited to have him speak because of

his comprehensive approach to literacy.”

Anderson, a master of integrating grammar techniques into

classrooms, and author of “10 Things Every Author Needs

to Know,” spoke passionately about writing techniques,

incorporating modern-day literature and pop culture

references into his lecture to convey literary approaches and

writing techniques that educators in attendance could take

back to the classroom.

School of Business professor’s research published

A study by Lisa M. Russell, IU Southeast School of Business assistant professor of strategic

management and entrepreneurship, was recently published by Management Research

News from global academic publisher, Emerald Group Publishing.

The research, ‘An empirical investigation of high-risk occupations: Leader influence on

employee stress and burnout among police,’ surveyed 379 police officers from nine U.S.

agencies, and concluded that stress not only affects the individual concerned, but can also

have a negative impact on an organization’s performance.

IU Southeast hosted second annual Entrepreneurship Academy

The IU Southeast School of Business partnered with the Purdue Research Foundation for the second annual

Entrepreneurship Academy at Purdue Research Park, held at IU Southeast.

Twenty-five junior and senior high school students from Kentucky and Indiana were nominated and selected to attend this

year’s academy. Local entrepreneurs Jyll Stuart, Kelby Price, Matt Langan, Ed Fancher and Felicia Allen, acted as mentors to

teams of students, guiding their team through a week-long process of pitching a start-up company.

Students researched and created a business plan around their product, considering factors like market viability, capital

need and competition. After a “Shark Tank” style pitch, the winning team walked away with tuition vouchers accepted at IU

Southeast and all Purdue University campuses.

Jeff Anderson speaks to area educators at the IUSWP’s Author Day 2014.

Lisa M. Russell