Indiana State professor, students to give presentations at national business teacher education conferences

By: ISU Communications and Marketing Staff, ISU Communications and Marketing Staff
April 11, 2011

Several Indiana State University students and a professor will be giving presentations at national business teacher education conferences in New Orleans.

Bill Wilhelm, coordinator and associate professor of business education, information and technology, will give a presentation at the National Association of Business Teacher Education conference. ISU juniors Craig Blair, Tony Stevenson and Alyssa Heavilin and senior Dara Denny will give presentations at the National Pi Omega Pi Conference. The conferences will be conducted simultaneously later this month.

"I try and get my students involved in presenting outside of the university because it's important for their professional development," Wilhelm said, "and it's a good feeling for them to know their proposal was accepted for a national conference, and it'll look good on their resume."

Blair and Stevenson will give a presentation titled "Online banking: Is it for you?" As they created the presentation, they wanted to develop it so that it could be utilized as a lesson plan to teach students, said Blair, a junior business education and physical education double major from Cloverdale, Ind.

Heavilin and Denny will lead the presentation "How can I get a loan to buy a car?" Since Heavilin and Denny are preparing to teach in high school, they created a lesson plan that high school students would find interesting, Wilhelm said.

He suggested that the ISU students create presentations that focused on personal financial literacy, though they developed their projects from there. All three presentations were chosen to be presented from competitive pools that included submissions from faculty members and students at other universities.

"I was just excited that we would be able to go," Blair said. "It's going to be nice to say we got accepted and got to present at a national conference. That's going to be big for our resumes and a huge accomplishment."

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Indiana State University juniors Craig Blair, Tony Stevenson, senior Dara Denny, professor Bill Wilhelm and junior Alyssa Heavilin. The group will give presentations at national business teacher education conferences in New Orleans later this month. The presentations were chosen from competitive pools that included submissions from faculty members and students from other universities.

Contact: Bill Wilhelm, coordinator and associate professor of business education, information and technology, Scott College of Business, Indiana State University, 812-237-2076 or william.wilhelm@indstate.edu.

Writer: Austin Arceo, assistant director of media relations, Office of Communications and Marketing, Indiana State University, 812-237-3790 or austin.arceo-negrich@indstate.edu.

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Bill Wilhelm, coordinator and associate professor of business education, information and technology; ISU juniors Craig Blair, Tony Stevenson and Alyssa Heavilin and senior Dara Denny will present at conferences in New Orleans later this month.

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