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Thursday, Oct. 2, 2014
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Orchard Elementary's Buddy Bench a place for students to find friends (10/02/14)
At Orchard Drive Elementary School in Jackson, being a bench warmer doesn't mean you're excluded, it means you're about to be included. The Buddy Bench, a pastel green and blue seat with "Buddy Bench" pained on the back, is being used as an icebreaker and a way for students to learn some valuable social and life skills...
Hooked on Science: Energy racer (10/02/14)
See how potential energy becomes kinetic energy. STEP 1: Push the rubber band through the hole in the spool. STEP 2: Cut about an inch from the end of the straw. Place the piece of straw in one of the rubber band loops. Tape the straw to the spool...
SEMO accommodates growing enrollment (09/30/14)
Having topped 12,000 students this fall, Southeast Missouri State University has enough classroom space to accommodate its growth, but might need renovations in the future. Angela Meyer, director of facilities management, said the university's Space Utilization Committee has discussed classroom space, but isn't ready to recommend any changes to the board of regents -- yet. Provost Bill Eddleman added the university doesn't "have any absolute shortage problems in terms of space."...
Provost explains how class sizes are determined (09/30/14)
Southeast Missouri State University provost Bill Eddleman talked to the Southeast Missourian about class sizes, what determines where classes are held and ease of signing up for needed classes, among other items. Q: How do you determine where classes are held?...
State treasurer emphasizes higher education during school visit (09/28/14)
It's not every day the state treasurer swings by to offer investment advice. Cape Girardeau Central Middle School students gathered Friday morning to listen to Missouri Treasurer Clint Zweifel speak about the importance of investing in the future. While it's important to make monetary investments, no matter how modest, Zweifel told students it was equally important they invest in themselves by working hard in school...
Higher education news
University drills down on online courses to ensure quality (10/02/14)
By fall 2017, Southeast Missouri State University wants to have all its online courses peer reviewed to ensure continued quality. Associate dean of Online Learning Allen Gathman said he expects students to do better in courses that have gone through the review process using Quality Matters standards. Instructional development staff use Quality Matters to help faculty facilitate student success online...
Southeast Homecoming promises lots of fanfare (10/01/14)
From the traditional parade and football game to a tailgate concert featuring The Brothers Walker, a large scholarship reception and alumni awards, Southeast Missouri State University celebrates Homecoming 2014 this weekend. Some events began Monday, but many of them take place Friday and Saturday. This year's theme, "Paint the Town Red," coincides with Southeast's color scheme. Jay Wolz, director of alumni relations, said Homecoming is the highlight of the alumni year...
SEMO accommodates growing enrollment (09/30/14)
Having topped 12,000 students this fall, Southeast Missouri State University has enough classroom space to accommodate its growth, but might need renovations in the future. Angela Meyer, director of facilities management, said the university's Space Utilization Committee has discussed classroom space, but isn't ready to recommend any changes to the board of regents -- yet. Provost Bill Eddleman added the university doesn't "have any absolute shortage problems in terms of space."...
Provost explains how class sizes are determined (09/30/14)
Southeast Missouri State University provost Bill Eddleman talked to the Southeast Missourian about class sizes, what determines where classes are held and ease of signing up for needed classes, among other items. Q: How do you determine where classes are held?...
Search for next Southeast president begins this week (09/29/14)
The search for a successor to retiring Southeast Missouri State University president Kenneth Dobbins will begin in earnest early next month with the arrival of Parker Executive Search, the firm hired by the university's board of regents to help find a new leader...
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Jackson vs. Notre Dame soccer

Notre Dame defeats Jackson 3-1 in soccer Wednesday, Oct. 1, 2014 in Jackson.

Special Publications
Education stories from AP
  • Q&A: What are students in Colorado protesting?
    DENVER (AP) -- A fight in Colorado over how United States' history is taught has pitted the new conservative majority on a suburban Denver school board against students and teachers who accuse the board of censorship.
  • A look at changes in college prep history courses
    DENVER (AP) -- Colorado students and teachers are protesting a school board's attempt to change the new way some history college prep classes are being taught and tested.
  • History fight coming to a head in suburban Denver
    DENVER (AP) -- A fight in Colorado over how United States history is taught is coming to a head in suburban Denver on Thursday with students and teachers expected to pack a school board meeting where the controversial changes could face a vote.
  • Sandy Hook school bomb scare 'low to no threat'
    NEWTOWN, Conn. (AP) -- Newtown's schools superintendent says a bomb threat phoned in to the Sandy Hook School that forced its evacuation was "complex," but was considered "low to no threat."
  • John Wayne's heirs lose 'Duke' legal brawl
    SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) -- John Wayne had a two-fisted image but heirs of the late movie star have lost a legal throw-down over use of his nickname, Duke.