Week of July 16, 2001



CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo., July 13, 2001 - Six area middle schools students were named "Outstanding Campers of the Week" during the first week of Summer Music Camp July 10-13 at Southeast Missouri State University.

Each outstanding camper received a full tuition scholarship to attend the 45th Annual Southeast Summer Music Camps in 2002.

Two students from the Iroquois Elementary Band were named outstanding campers. They are Kyle Donnelly of Eureka, Mo., who attends La Salle Middle School, and Laura Meyer of St. Peters, Mo., who attends Saeger Middle School. Donnelly plays the baritone horn, and Meyer plays alto saxophone. Sister Gail Buckman directed the Iroquois Band.

Two students from the Cherokee Elementary Band were named outstanding campers. They are Laura Brown of Schultz Middle School in Cape Girardeau and Alex White of St. Peters, Mo., who attends Saeger Middle School. Brown plays the flute, and White plays the trumpet. Robert Altman directed the Cherokee Band.

Two students from the Apache Junior High School Band were named outstanding campers. They are Bennett Meier and Gina Hentschke, both of St. Charles, Mo., who attend Saeger Middle School. Meier plays the trombone, and Hentschke plays percussion. Linda Huck directed the Apache Band.

Over 235 elementary and junior high school musicians attended the 44th Annual Southeast Summer Music Camps this week. Two elementary bands and one junior high school band worked with the staff of the Summer Music Camps to prepare a public concert, to be presented at 3 p.m. July 14 in Academic Auditorium. The concert is free and open to the public.

For more information on Southeast Summer Music Camps, call Barry Bernhardt, director of Southeast Summer Music Camps, at (573) 651-2334 or email bbernhardt@semo.edu.

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CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo., July 13, 2001 - Three courses that are prerequisites to be admitted to the social work degree program at Southeast Missouri State University will be offered this fall at the Harry L. Crisp Bootheel Education Center (CBEC) in Malden, Mo.

The courses are: SW215 "Social Agencies and Services," which will be held from 6:30 to 9:20 p.m. on Mondays; SW207 "Understanding Culture and Society," which will be held from 6 to 8:50 p.m. on Tuesdays; and BS103 "Human Biology," which will be held from 6 to 8:50 p.m. on Thursdays.

To register for these classes, call Lisa Webb, coordinator of academic programs at the CBEC, at (573) 276-4577 or toll-free at (888) 213-4601.

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CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo., July 20, 2001 -- Southeast Missouri State University's Center for Faulkner Studies has announced the recipient of the 2001 BioKyowa Visiting Japanese Scholar award.

Toshio Koyama, a professor at the Language Center of Kwansei Gakuin University in

Nishinomiya, Japan, will visit the Southeast campus Aug. 18 to Sept. 8 to conduct research in the Brodsky Collection and to participate in a number of cultural exchange activities.

"Professor Koyama is a distinguished teacher and scholar," noted Kohta Fujiwara, president of BioKyowa, "and our company is extremely pleased to sponsor his visit to this campus and community."

Koyama is the author of a book-length study of Faulkner's short fiction, as well as more than 30 articles on Faulkner in various books and journals. A number of his publications have appeared in English as well as Japanese editions.

In a career now entering its fourth decade, Koyama has taught in both Japanese high schools and universities. He has twice been appointed a visiting scholar at the University of Virginia, once as the recipient of a Fulbright grant, and is a regular participant in the annual Faulkner and Yoknapatawpha Conference at the University of Mississippi.

He is a member of several professional organizations, including the Japanese Association for American Studies, the Japanese Society of American Literature, and the William Faulkner Society.

At Southeast, Koyama will further his work on a book-length study of Faulkner's early poetical works. The Brodsky Collection is one of the principal repositories of manuscripts from this period of Faulkner's career.

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