Week of November 19, 2001



CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo., Nov. 16, 2001 - Offices will be closed and classes will be cancelled as Southeast Missouri State University observes the Thanksgiving holiday.

University offices will be closed Nov. 22-23. Classes will not be in session Nov. 21-23.

The University will resume its regular office hours of 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. beginning Monday, Nov. 26. Classes also resume on Monday, Nov. 26.

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CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo., Nov. 16, 2001 - During the months of October and November, all children in grades three through six in the Cape Girardeau schools have been involved in a creative project co-sponsored by the Arts Council of Southeast Missouri, the Cape Girardeau Public Schools and the Missouri Arts Council.

The Southeast Chamber Players, a professional group of 20 area musicians, provided recorded music for the teachers and students in the schools to use as inspiration or stimulation for creating works of visual art. Over 500 pieces of student artwork were submitted to the Arts Council of Southeast Missouri and were judged by a team of arts educators and area artists. The team of experts selected 70 of the children's works of art to be featured in a printed booklet. Selected artworks will be displayed during the month of December in Gallery 100 and The Lorimier Gallery at the Arts Council of Southeast Missouri.

The Children's Arts Festival will culminate with a concert presented by the Southeast Chamber Players at 3 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 2 in Old St. Vincent's Church. The concert is free to the public. It will feature the music of Felix Mendelssohn and Antonin Dvorak, as well as, introduce the talented young artists whose works will be printed in a program booklet.

A reception will be held following the concert, in which the public will have the opportunity to meet and visit with members of the Southeast Chamber Players and the young artists from the area schools. The children also will be available to autograph their works printed in the program booklet. The reception is sponsored by the Arts Council of Southeast Missouri and will be held in their building at 119 Independence. The reception is free to the public.

Financial assistance for the Children's Arts Festival was provided by the Arts Council of Southeast Missouri, the Missouri Arts Council, the Southeast Missouri State University Department of Music, Dr. Shanon Kirchhoff and Southeast Missouri Hospital.

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CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo., Nov. 16, 2001 -- The Department of Music at Southeast Missouri State University will present the Southeast Guitar Ensemble in concert on Monday, Dec. 3.

The program will be held at 8 p.m. in the Baptist Student Center Chapel on the campus. The concert is open to the public and is free.

The concert will feature performances by music students at the University. The guitarists will offer solo works ranging from the Baroque to contemporary South American. In addition, duo ensembles will perform songs for voice and guitar and guitar duets. These duos include Villa Lobos' haunting "Bachianas Brasileiras No. 5" for soprano and guitar, and Enrique Granados' "Spanish Dance No. 2, `Orientale'" for two guitars.

The full Guitar Ensemble will open the program with Renaissance and Baroque works, including a fugue by J.S. Bach. The Guitar Ensemble will present its first guest conductor in this concert. Steven Hendricks, professor of music education at the University, will make his Southeast conducting debut with the Southeast Guitar Ensemble in this concert. Hendricks will direct the group in two works, an Allegro by Fernando Sor and an arrangement of Charles

Gounod's "Funeral March of a Marionette." Hendricks joined the Department of Music faculty last academic year and has extensive conducting experience with instrumental and choral ensembles.

The concert will conclude with Leo Brouwer's programmatic "Cuban Landscape with Rain" performed by the full ensemble conducted by its director, Jeffrey Noonan. Brouwer's work depicts a tropical thunderstorm complete with hail and dripping palm trees and has become one of the mainstays of ensemble works for guitarists.

For further information, call Noonan at (573) 651-2706, the Department of Music at (573) 651-2141 or e-mail jjnoonan@semovm.semo.edu.

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CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo., Nov. 16, 2001 -- Four students at Southeast Missouri State University took third place in the 2001 Donald W. Fogarty International Student Paper Competition.

The students are Laurie Brader of Fenton, Mo., Jon Clements and Jamie Favier, both of Perryville, Mo., and Matthew Pierce of Patton, Mo. The students took third place in the undergraduate category of APICS Region 5 for their paper "Efficient Consumer Response: Management Issues in the New Millennium."

Graduate and undergraduate students from six universities throughout the United States were recognized as winners. The competition, sponsored by the APICS Educational and Research Foundation, encourages the professional development of students interested in the resource management field.

More than 100 students participated in this year's competition, with the first place winners receiving cash compensation and the opportunity to have their papers published in APICS' Production and Inventory Management Journal.

APICS is the educational society for resource management. The APICS community provides lifelong learning for lifetime success. APICS' certification programs, training tools, and networking opportunities increase workplace performance. The society supports nearly 70,000 members in 20,000 manufacturing and service industry companies worldwide.

The society's Educational and Research Foundation fosters education and development in the field of resource management. By building working relationships between industry practitioners and academicians, the foundation is able to promote applied research on significant real-world industry issues. To learn more about the APICS community, visit www.apics.org.

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CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo., Nov. 16, 2001 -- Prospective students and their parents are invited to "Show Me Day" Dec. 1 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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1) Rehearsals on Nov. 18 (Brandt Hall), and Dec. 1 (Old St. Vincent's Church)
2) Concert Dec. 2, Old St. Vincent's Church
3) Children's artwork is presently at the Arts Council

CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo., Nov. 16, 2001 - The performance of the Southeast Chamber Players at 3 p.m.on Sunday, Dec. 2, will be the culminating event on a two-month long celebration of music and visual art that has taken place in the Cape Girardeau schools.

The concert will be held in Old St. Vincent's Church.

The Southeast Chamber Players provided recorded music for the teachers and children in grades three through six to use as inspiration for creating works of visual art. The artwork produced by the children will be displayed during the month of December in Gallery 100 and The Lorimier Gallery at the Arts Council of Southeast Missouri.

The concert on Dec. 2 will feature the music the students used as their artistic inspiration. Audience members will have the opportunity to see selected children's artwork in a printed program booklet. The music to be performed will include an overture composed by the 15-year-old Felix Mendelssohn and a happy work extolling youth composed by the 70-year-old Leos Janacek. Marc Fulgham, professor of trumpet at Southeast, will be featured as soloist on a suite by French composer, Jean Francaix, entitled "Le Gay Paris" and the concert will end with a spirited performance of Antonin Dvorak's "Slavonic Dance No. 8."

The ensemble, which was formed in 1990, is comprised of Southeast faculty and students as well as area music teachers and has distinguished itself not only with local performances and school workshops but also with a performance for the Missouri Music Educators Association at Tan-Tar-A. The ensemble will perform again next January for the Missouri Music Educators Association.

Plan now to attend an exciting afternoon of wind chamber music presented in the beautiful surroundings of Old St.Vincent's Church and meet the young artists whose work will be printed in the program booklet. Due to the generous sponsorship of the Arts Council of Southeast Missouri, the Missouri Arts Council, the Southeast Missouri State University Department of Music, Dr. Sharon Kirchhoff and Southeast Missouri Hospital, the concert is free to the public. A "Meet the Young Artist" reception will be held at the Arts Council following the concert.

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CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo., Nov. 16, 2001 - On Thursday, Dec. 6, the Southeast Missouri State University Symphonic Wind Ensemble will present a concert based upon the theme "Art in Music in Art," with the assistance of professors of art, Dr. Edwin Smith and Dr. Sam Bishop, who will discuss and display famous works of art upon which the music to be performed is based.

Artists whose paintings will be featured include Vincent Van Gogh, Rene Margritte, Giorgio De Chirico and Georges Seurat. Composers whose works will present the musical representation of the paintings are Aldo Forte, Johan de Meij and Guy Woolfenden.

Professors Bishop and Smith will present a pre-concert lecture and reception to be held the same evening from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. in the Dempster Hall atrium. The concert will begin at 8 p.m. in Academic Auditorium on the Southeast campus. Parking will be available in lots 18 and TCD, just across from the University Center. Handicapped parking will be available, with street-level elevator access. Shuttle bus services will be provided to the concert and back to Dempster following the concert.

In addition to the art and music multimedia presentation, the Southeast Concert Band, under the direction of Barry Bernhardt, will perform several arrangements of Christmas carols and the Southeast Clarinet Choir, led by Dr. Michael Dean, also will perform.

The numerous invitations that the Southeast Symphonic Wind Ensemble has received to perform at state and regional conferences are indicative of the respect that this group has received both for quality of performance and innovative programming. The group has presented seven world premieres and more than a dozen American premieres of works for the contemporary wind band and has performed for both the Missouri Music Educators and the College Band Directors National Association. The group also has been featured on several compact discs, the latest of which is a new release entitled "Southeast Symphonic Wind Ensemble LIVE."

General admission is $6. Tickets for senior citizens are $5, and student tickets are $4. University faculty, staff and students will be admitted free with a valid University I.D. For more information and to reserve a spot at the lecture and reception, please contact the Southeast Department of Music at (573) 651-2141, prior to Nov. 30.

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CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo., Nov. 16, 2001 - How to start a business will be the topic of the Nov. 18 "Chamber Matters" program that will air at 5:30 a.m. on WDKA-49.

Guest will be Buz Sutherland, director of the Small Business Development Center.

"Chamber Matters" focuses on issues concerning the Cape Girardeau Chamber of Commerce. Mike Wells, communications director of the Cape Girardeau Chamber of Commerce, will host the program.

The show will also air on Tuesday, Nov. 20 and Thursday, Nov. 22 at 7 p.m. on Channel 5.

The program is produced by the Southeast Missouri State University Student Chapter of the Media Communications Association.

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CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo., Nov. 16, 2001 -- The Southeast Missouri State University Museum will host a reception for the opening of the annual Department of Art Faculty Exhibition Nov. 30 from 4 to 6 p.m.

The exhibition will include works in various media by Dr. Samuel Bishop (photography), Louise Bodenheimer (graphics), Ronald Clayton (painting), Lane Fabrick (painting and mixed media), Amy Kephart (ceramics), Colleen McCall (sculpture), Patricia Reagan (fabrics), Sarah Riley (digital prints), Dr. Edwin Smith (sculpture), Katherine Smith (painting), and Paul Schock (painting and mixed media).

The exhibition will remain on display through Jan. 27. Museum Hours are Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.; and weekends, noon until 4 p.m. The Museum will be closed from Dec. 22 to Jan. 2 during the holiday break.

For more information, contact the Museum at (573) 651-2260.

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