Week of October 29, 2001



CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo., Oct. 26, 2001 - The Accounting and Finance Club of Southeast Missouri State University will present "SB101," a symposium on small business issues on Nov. 1.

Students, businesspersons, and would-be-entrepreneurs are invited to participate in this morning of lectures by regional small business leaders. Buz Sutherland, director of the Small Business Development Center at Southeast, will open the program with a presentation on the importance of strategic planning in a business. Michael Silvey, a local attorney, will discuss legal issues in building a small business. John Thompson of the Bank of Missouri - Jackson will discuss financing in small business endeavors. Kenneth Pierce, CPA, will discuss accounting systems. Jim Walker of the Missouri Department of Revenue will discuss compliance with tax issues; and Dan Todt, owner of Southeast Fabricating, Inc., will conclude presentations with his own success story in starting and running a small business. The program will conclude with a question-and-answer session with the presenters from 11:30 a.m. to noon.

"Our basic goal is for those interested in small business to get a well-rounded understanding of how to manage a business," said Matthew Pierce, president of the Accounting and Finance Club.

The presentation will be held from 8 a.m. to noon in Glenn Auditorium in Dempster Hall on the Southeast campus. Refreshments will be served before and after the presentations. For more information, contact the Department of Accounting, Finance and Business Law at (573) 651-2119.

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CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo., Oct. 26, 2001 -- The University Choir of Southeast Missouri State University will present its annual Fall/Christmas Concert at 8 p.m. Nov. 15 in Academic Auditorium.

The Poplar Bluff High School Concert Choir, performing as a guest of the University Choir, also will perform. Choir directors are Delisa Sitze (Southeast class of 1994) and John Egbert.

The University Choir will open the concert with a group of 20th Century American works: "All That Hath Life and Breath and Set Me as a Seal" (Clausen); "Salmo 150" (Aguiar); "How Excellent Thy Name" (Hanson); "How Long, O Lord" (Butler) and "Notes from Tom Paine" (Dello Joio). The University Choir's accompanist is piano major Tyson Wunderlich.

The Poplar Bluff Concert Choir will perform: "Bogorodiste Devo" (Paxmahnhob); "Hodie" (Leavitt); "Erev Shel Shoshanim" (Hadar); "He Never Failed Me Yet" (Ray).

The University Choir will conclude the concert with "A French Christmas," which will include such traditional favorites as: "O Come, O Come Emmanuel," "Angels We Have Heard on High," "Pat-a-pan"; and "Sing We Now of Christmas."

Concert shuttles will be provided to and from Academic Hall from Parking Lot # 4 on Henderson (between Broadway and Normal), running from approximately 7:15 p.m. until about 9:15 p.m. Admission to the concert is $6 for adults, including University faculty and staff, and $4 for area students and senior citizens. Southeast students will be admitted free by showing their University ID.

The University's next choral concert is Tuesday, Nov. 27, when the University Choir will join the Choral Union and University Symphony Orchestra in a concert entitled, "Festive Favorites." The choral portion of the program is "Gloria: A Christmas Celebration," featuring two dramatically contrasting settings of the traditional seasonal text, by Antonio Vivaldi and Randol Bass. The "Gloria," beginning with texts from Luke 2:14, is often associated with the nativity and performed around the Christmas holidays or other festive occasions. The concert begins in Academic Auditorium at 8 p.m.

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CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo., Oct. 26, 2001 - Southeast Missouri State University's Department of Music will host a cello and piano recital Nov. 1 as the next concert on its "Music Maestros" Concert Series.

The upcoming concert, which will feature Department of Music faculty and guest artists, will be held at 8 p.m. in Old St. Vincent's Church in downtown Cape Girardeau. Performers for this concert are University faculty members Sara Edgerton, cello, and James Sifferman, piano, in a program of music by Bach, Beethoven, Schumann, Rachmaninoff and Webern.

The program will open with the well-known melody, "Ariso" by Baroque composer Johann Sebastian Bach. Schumann's dreamy and enigmatic "Fantasy Pieces" for cello and piano will follow the Bach composition. Also on the first half of the program will be the intense, experimental "Three Pieces for Cello and Piano" by 20th century composer Anton Webern. The first half of the concert will conclude with "Andante" from the Sonata for Cello and Piano by the celebrated Russian composer, Sergei Rachmaninoff.

On the second half of the concert, Edgerton and Sifferman will perform Beethoven's Sonata in A Major for Cello and Piano. This major, four-movement composition was written by Beethoven during his highly creative and productive "middle period." In fact, this sonata was written virtually at the same time as two of Beethoven's most celebrated works, the Symphony No. 5 and No. 6 ("The Pastoral Symphony"). Like the symphonies, the sonata is ebullient in spirit, full of both the dynamism and the warmth of the symphonies of the middle period.

"This concert should present music of diverse characters and style periods," said Edgerton. "There is music of the high Romantic period, as well as experimental music and music by the great Baroque composer, Johann Sebastain Bach. In choosing our program, we wanted to present music by the great composers, while also selecting music that would be full of contrasts and perhaps a few surprises."

Edgerton is a professor of music at Southeast, where she directs the Southeast Missouri Symphony Orchestra and teaches applied cello and string bass, as well as music classes. Sifferman is associate professor of music at Southeast, and teaches applied piano and classes in keyboard skills and other music classes. Both Edgerton and Sifferman have toured widely as solo artists and have performed throughout the United States and in a number of other countries, including England, Canada, Mexico, Europe and the Far East.

The concert is open to the public. Tickets will be available at the door and will be $6 for general admission; $5 for Southeast faculty staff and for senior citizens; $4 for students; and will be free with a Southeast Student I.D. For more information, contact the Department of Music at (573) 651-2141.

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CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo., Oct. 25, 2001 - The Studio Jazz Ensemble at Southeast Missouri State University will open its performance schedule for the fall semester at noon Oct. 31 in the University Center lobby on the Southeast campus.

The Studio Jazz Ensemble is under the direction of Barry Bernhardt, director of University Bands at Southeast.

The program will include the performance of "Matchpoint" by Don Schamber, "Neverbird" by Ray Brown, "Pegasus" by Hank Levy as recorded by the Stan Kenton Orchestra, and "The Big Sur" by Kim Richmond, also as recorded by the Stan Kenton Orchestra.

The concert is free and open to the public. The concert is sponsored by the Department of Music and the University Jazz Program at Southeast Missouri State University.

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CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo., Sept. 28, 2001 - Southeast Missouri State University's Public Radio Station KRCU will be broadcasting a new series called "Travel Notes" during the month of October.

The programs will feature interviews with area residents who traveled this past summer to take part in various musical events throughout Europe and the United States.

The new series will begin Oct. 3 at 7 p.m. with Chris Goeke, associate professor of music, speaking about his trip to Germany.

KRCU will continue to air new interviews every Wednesday evening at 7 p.m. until Oct. 31.

The programs scheduled to air Oct. 10, 17, 24 and 31 will feature Gary Miller, chair of the Department of Music, on his trip to Germany; Mary Mims, vocal and instrumental music instructor at Nell Holcomb, on her trip to Vienna, Austria; Leslie Jones, assistant professor of music, on her visit to the Berkshire Festival in Connecticut; and Barb Herbert, host of KRCU's "Sunday Night at the Opera" program, on her trip to Verona, Italy.

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CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo., Oct. 24, 2001 - The Harry L. Crisp Bootheel Education Center (CBEC) in Malden, Mo., has announced a new Director's Scholarship program for the upcoming spring 2002 semester.

University officials announced at a recent regular meeting of the CBEC Advisory Council that $7,000 in new scholarship funding would be provided for the CBEC next spring. Dr. Rick Hux, director of the CBEC, announced that the CBEC would match this funding and award a total of $14,000 under this new scholarship program.

The recipients of the Director's Scholarship must have completed a minimum of half or 30 hours of their junior college work at the CBEC and maintained a grade point average of 2.5 or better. Students must be admitted to Southeast to be considered and must be enrolled in spring 2002 classes on the main campus at Southeast or at any of Southeast's higher education facilities as an undergraduate or graduate student. Preference will be given to students continuing their course work at the CBEC. Individual scholarship amounts will range from $500 to $1,000.

Those interested in applying for one of the Director's Scholarships should pick up applications at the Crisp Bootheel Education Center office. Completed applications are to be returned to Hux. For more information, call (573) 276-4577 or toll free (888) 213-4601.

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CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo., Oct. 26, 2001 -- Prospective students and their parents are invited to "Show Me Day" Nov. 10 on the campus of Southeast Missouri State University.

Show Me Day," scheduled for noon at the Show Me Center, is an opportunity for all individuals interested in attending college to take a closer look at Southeast and check out the numerous options Southeast provides," said Southeast Admissions Counselor Christy Mershon.

The day's events will begin with a "College Fair" in which students may browse through informational displays of the University's various academic departments. Professors from each department will be there to answer questions. Students also will be able to get information about the Southeast experience, information ranging from academic and career choice options to financial aid, residential life and student activities.

Following the "College Fair" portion of the day, students and parents will hear brief presentations from Southeast Interim Director of Admissions Shani Lenore, as well as a presentation by Luke Dalton, Southeast Student Government president.

Students and their parents then will break up into small groups to tour the campus.

Marshon said that both bus and walking tours will be offered as well as students having the opportunity to view a Southeast residence facility. Following the campus tours, a financial aid and Residence Life presentation will be given. The "Show Me Day" will conclude in the evening with a light reception.

If you are interested in registering for Show Me Day, call the Admissions Office at (573) 651-2590.

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Supporting the Born to Read Program


CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo., Oct. 19, 2001 - From left are Paul Dobbins, vice president of the Sigma Nu Coins for Kids Foundation; Sean Simon, president of the Sigma Nu Coins for Kids Foundation; Dr. Tamara Baldwin, Phi Kappa Phi public relations officer and chair of the Born To Read project; and Jeanine Larson Dobbins, past president of Phi Kappa Phi at Southeast and coordinator for the Missouri Statewide Early Literacy Intervention Program based at Southeast Missouri State University.
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CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo., Oct. 26, 2001 - The Sigma Nu Coins for Kids Foundation at Southeast Missouri State University recently presented a check for $726.40 to representatives of the Phi Kappa Phi (PKP) Honor Society to support PKP's "Born to Read" initiative.

Earlier this year, Phi Kappa Phi launched the "Born to Read" initiative, a cooperative literacy effort that puts a new book into the hands of every newborn baby at Southeast Missouri Hospital and St. Francis Medical Center.

Under the program, every newborn receives a new Little Golden Book upon their departure from the hospital. In addition and in cooperation with the local hospitals, Phi Kappa Phi Chapter 260 provides parents of each newborn with information on the importance of reading in a child's life and ways to make reading an essential part of their family life.

The funds raised by the Sigma Nu Coins for Kids Foundation will help cover costs associated with purchasing the books.

Phi Kappa Phi, an international honor society that promotes life-long learning, brings together individuals from a variety of disciplines. The charter is only extended to colleges and universities meeting the society's rigorous academic standards. The society is open to men and women in all academic fields who have demonstrated excellence of scholarship and integrity of character.

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CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo., Nov. 2, 2001 - The Southeast Missouri State University Student Alumni Association has announced the overall winners for spirit, participation and effort associated with 'Celebrating Southeast" Homecoming 2001 held earlier this month.

Winners in the Red Division are as follows: Generations in Valor, first place; Baptist Student Union, second place; and Alpha Kappa Psi, third place.

Winners in the Black Division are as follows: the women of Alpha Delta Pi and the men of Pi Kappa Alpha, first place; the women of Sigma Sigma Sigma and the men of Sigma Nu, second place; and the women of Alpha Chi Omega and the men of Sigma Phi Epsilon, third place.

Organizations with large Homecoming parade floats compete in the Black Division. Groups building smaller parade floats compete in the Red Division.

Organizations are judged on their parade float in addition to their downtown window painting, Man and Woman of the Year nominations, participation in Service Day and for their spirit and participation in Homecoming activities in general.

Winners were recognized at half time of the Homecoming football game. Winners also will have their organization name engraved on a permanent plaque inside of the University Center on its Hall of Fame and receive a traveling trophy.

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