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Organizations, parents gear up for back to school (08/01/14)
It's almost time for area students to begin a new school year, so efforts are under way to make sure they're equipped and ready to learn. Wal-Mart stores around Missouri, including those in Cape Girardeau, Jackson and Perryville, are hosting "Stuff the Bus" events in which shoppers can donate district-specific school supplies for underprivileged children...
Who's neXt 7/31/14 (07/31/14)
* Jerrod Lynn, a 2014 graduate of Thomas W. Kelly High School, is the recipient of the MFA Foundation Scholarship, Scott County Farm Bureau Scholarship and Arkansas State University Mable Symons Woodside Memorial Scholarship. He is the son of Gary and Cindy Lynn. He plans to attend Arkansas State University in Jonesboro majoring in mechanical engineering.
Valedictorian: Kacie Hampton, 18 (07/31/14)
Leopold High School valedictorian Birthday: Jan. 31, 1996 Birthplace: Cape Girardeau Future plans: I will be attending Southeast Missouri State University starting this fall to get my bachelor's degree in exceptional child education...
Cape Eagle Scout earns national award (07/31/14)
Reed Dickson of Cape Girardeau is one of only 86 Boy Scouts nationwide to be awarded the National Certificate of Merit. The award was given "in recognition of performance of a significant act of service," said Jim Caldwell, Scoutmaster of Troop 222...
Teens love taking selfies on vacation; adults, not so much (07/31/14)
NEW YORK -- Jacquie Whitt's trip to the Galapagos with a group of teenagers was memorable not just for the scenery and wildlife, but also for the way the kids preserved their memories. It was, said Whitt, a "selfie fest." For this generation, "digital devices are now part of the interpretive experience," said Whitt, co-founder of Adios Adventure Travel...
Higher education news
Drones find a landing pad in SEMO farm research (07/30/14)
The department of Agriculture at Southeast Missouri State University has a new addition to its farm, and it's not something that can be raised, herded or processed. Students and faculty recently have been trained how to use their newest device -- an unmanned aerial vehicle, or drone, which has been unofficially named Ag Force One...
Administrators move up at Southeast Missouri State (07/29/14)
Bruce Skinner and Kendra Skinner -- no relation -- will be filling new roles this year at Southeast Missouri State University. Formerly assistant vice president for student success and director of residence life, Bruce Skinner is now assistant vice president for student success and auxiliary services. Kendra Skinner, who was associate director of residence life, has taken on the director's spot...
Wes Payne: Three Rivers College strong, moving forward (07/29/14)
POPLAR BLUFF, Mo. -- Reinforced concrete walls seem to have sprung up overnight just outside the window of the president's office at Three Rivers College. But they're not the only changes taking shape. Dr. Wes Payne is leading a new, sweeping change brought about when former president Devin Stephenson left suddenly in June...
SEMO: Online courses enhance class offerings (07/27/14)
Depending on whom you ask or what you read, online programs mean easier access to higher education -- or the end of brick-and-mortar colleges and universities, especially in these times of limited state funding. For Southeast Missouri State University, online education falls into the former category, and it's helped the university reach students it might not otherwise. Provost Dr. Bill Eddleman said online courses and majors have become a key component of the school's offerings...
University press gets grant to print updated Civil War history (07/23/14)
The Missouri Humanities Council has awarded a $2,500 grant to Southeast Missouri State University Press to support the printing of "Thunder in Arcadia Valley: The Battle of Pilot Knob," available at the end of September...
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