Week of February 1, 1999

 

Art Academy Announces Slate Of Spring Sessions News Conference To Announce Full Spring Schedule Of Southeast Missouri State University 125th Anniversary Events
Dickerson Reappointed To Board Of Regents Southeast Hosting Economic Outlook Conference
Gift Paves Way For Bollinger/Friend Regional History Lecture Series Funds to be used to build kiosk at area farm Southeast Research Team Examines Family And Children's Needs In Missouri Bootheel
Kupchella Elected President-Elect Of American Association For Cancer Education Health Consultant And Author To Speak At Southeast
History Professors To Be Guests On "Going Public" Ricard Trio To Perform In Cape Feb. 7
Southeast Music Department Presents Wind Conductors' Symposium


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Art Academy Announces Slate Of Spring Sessions

Jan. 29, 1999 --

Spring sessions of the Southeast Missouri Art Academy will get under way in February, with a variety of offerings, including three new courses.

The spring Academy features three sessions, with the last to end in mid-May. All classes are held in the Art Building on the campus of Southeast Missouri State University.

The Southeast Missouri Art Academy is a non-profit, visual arts school operating under the auspices of Southeast Missouri State University. The Art Academy is dedicated to giving quality discipline-based art education to students of all ages, abilities and backgrounds. All classes are non-credit courses.

Four classes will be offered during the first session slated for 10 a.m. to noon on four Saturdays -- Feb. 20 and 27, and March 6 and 13. The first session will feature "Kids Printing," "Introduction to Drawing," "Make a Computer Portrait; Then Draw It!" and "Creating Little Fictions." The cost of each of session is $55.

"Kids Printing" is open to youngsters ages six to eight and will allow children to create art working with multiple prints or images. Stamps, fingerprints, found objects, glues, using paper, and cloth with collage, intaglio and monoprints will be explored. Materials will be provided by the instructor, Darby Ulery.

"Introduction to Drawing" is open to youths ages nine to 11. Students in this session will learn to conquer their fear of drawing by studying techniques such as sighting, comparative measurement, light and shadows. A variety of media will be used. Materials will be provided by the instructor, Brenda Seyer.

"Make A Computer Portrait; Then Draw It!" is open to students ages 12 to 18. In the first session, students will video and stage their own portrait on a computer. After making a print-out, the students will work on translating their portrait into a large-scale drawing of their own interpretation. Materials will be provided by the instructor, Katherine Smith.

"Creating Little Fictions" is open to teenagers through adults. Dr. Alan Naslund, the instructor, will work with each individual to evoke scenes, situations and dialogues, inspired by various art works. The class is designed for the advanced writer, as well as the beginner. This session is open to anyone who wants to learn more about writing short stories.

Four classes will be offered during the second session slated for four Saturdays -- March 20, March 27, and April 10 and 17. The second session will feature "Imagination/Transformation," "Floor Cloth Painting," "Funky Furniture" and "Poetry Inspired by Art." The cost of each session is $55.

"Imagination/Transformation" is open to youths ages six to eight and will allow participants to transform themselves into an imaginary character of their own design. Children will "sew" their own paper costumes and accessories by using staples, glue and other materials. Upon completion of their magical makeover, they will create a book detailing their character's life. Materials will be provided by their instructor, Aimee Mitchell. This class is scheduled for 10 a.m. to noon.

"Floor Cloth Painting" is open to youths ages nine to 11. Students will make colorful, functional and extremely durable floor cloths using basic design principles. Students will work on more than one cloth at a time. Materials will be provided by the instructor, Rosetta Dollar, owner of Brick Street Gallery. This class is scheduled for 10 a.m. to noon.

"Funky Furniture" is open to students ages 12 to adult. They will be asked to bring in two small pieces of cheap, wooden furniture and will learn to refinish their pieces into their own unique designs. Sanding, priming, painting, sealing and specialty finishes will be explored. Refinishing materials will be provided. This class is scheduled for 1 to 3 p.m.

"Poetry Inspired By Art" is open to teenagers through adults and will allow participants to translate art into works of poetry. This class is for advanced writers as well as beginners and is designed for anyone who wants to learn more about writing poetry. This class is scheduled for 10 a.m. to noon.

Four classes will be offered during the third session slated for four Saturdays -- April 24 and May 1, 8 and 15. The third session will feature "Great T-Shirt Experience," "Making Functional Mosaics," "Creative Writing" and "Ancient Nachez Pottery." The last class in this session, "Ancient Nachez Pottery," will meet on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 7 to 9:30 p.m., April 20-May 13.

"Great T-Shirt Experience" is open to youths ages six to eight and will allow young artists to explore various fabric design techniques for clothing using simple T-shirts. Bleaching, dyeing, overdyeing, phototransfer and painting processes will be explored. Participants are asked to provide a basic white T-shirt and a basic colored T-Shirt. The class will be taught by Rosetta Dollar and will be held from 10 a.m. to noon. The cost is $55.

"Making Functional Mosaics" is open to students ages nine to 11. Students will create functional objects from smashed plates, pottery, tiles, jewelry and other found objects. They also will learn the history of mosaics while creating beautiful objects. Materials will be provided by the instructor, Rosetta Dollar. This class will be held from 1 to 3 p.m.. The cost is $55.

"Creative Writing" is open to teenagers through adults and will be taught by Dr. Alan Naslund. Participants will learn to make drama the easy way, creating a character that can speak from his experience and tell his story. This class is designed for both advanced writers and beginners and is for anyone who wants to learn more about writing monologues. This class is scheduled for 10 a.m. to noon and the cost is $55.

"Ancient Nachez Pottery" is open to 18-year-olds through adults and will be taught by David Wolfeagle, a Native American traditional/contemporary potter. Participants will learn how to hand-build pots the ancient Nachez way, an almost lost Native American tradition. Wolfeagle will demonstrate and relate the strength, integrity and beauty of this prehistoric culture and pottery. After creating a pot, students will experience the firing of them in a traditional open-pit fire on May 15. Enrollment in this class is limited to the first eight participants. Tuition for this course is $80. The materials fee is $20.

For additional class registration information, call Katherine Smith at (573) 651-2662 or the Southeast Department of Art at (573) 651-2143.

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News Conference To Announce Full Spring Schedule Of Southeast Missouri State University 125th Anniversary Events

Feb. 1, 1999 --

And . . .Major entertainment at the Show Me Center in connection with the celebration.

WHEN: 3 p.m., Feb. 1

WHERE: Show Me Center Meeting Room

WHO: Making the announcements will be: Jim Biundo, assistant to the president for University Relations and David Ross, director of the Show Me Center.

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Dickerson Reappointed To Board Of Regents

Jan. 28, 1999 --

Donald L. Dickerson of Cape Girardeau and president of the Board of Regents at Southeast Missouri State University, has been reappointed to a six-year term on the Board.

Missouri Gov. Mel Carnahan announced Dickerson's reappointment this week. Dickerson's new six-year term will expire Jan. 1, 2005. Carnahan first appointed Dickerson to the Board in 1993.

"During the past six years, Don has provided Southeast Missouri State University with tremendous leadership, guiding the University through the development and implementation of our Strategic Plan," said Dr. Dale F. Nitzschke, president of Southeast Missouri State University. "Early in his term, Don was instrumental in putting funding for our beautiful business building into the governor's first limited bond issue, which was subsequently passed by the voters of Missouri. More recently, Don has been a central figure in shepherding Southeast through plans leading the way to a new Sikeston Area Higher Education Center, a new Polytechnic Institute Building and numerous outreach initiatives in which Southeast is extending its mission and partnering with our higher education colleagues throughout the region.

"Don has been a steadfast leader as the University has moved forward with many exciting changes and major technology enhancements," Nitzschke added. "His vision and efforts to lay the groundwork for the creation of a School of Visual and Performing Arts at the proposed River Campus are to be highly commended. We look forward to Don's continuing leadership as Southeast Missouri State University prepares for many new exciting challenges in the new millennium."

Dickerson is senior partner in the Cape Girardeau law firm of Dickerson, Rice, Spaeth, Heisserer, Summers and Remley. He served as a partner in the Cape Girardeau law firm of Thomasson, Dickerson, Gilbert and Cook from 1961 to 1993.

Dickerson earned a bachelor of arts degree in 1954 from Southeast Missouri State University. Following service in the U.S. Army, Dickerson went on to earn a law degree in 1959 from the University of Missouri-Columbia School of Law and later that year was admitted to the Missouri Bar.

He served as assistant prosecuting attorney of Cape Girardeau County from 1960 to 1961 and served as chairman of the Cape Girardeau County Democratic Central Committee from 1962 to 1966. During the mid-'60s, he served as chair of the 10th Congressional District Democratic Committee and was a member of the Governor's Commission to Reapportion the State Legislature.

Dickerson is a member of the Cape Girardeau County Missouri Bar Association, the Missouri Bar Association, the Bar Association for the U.S. Federal Courts in Eastern Missouri, the Bar of the Supreme Court of the United States, the American Bar Association, the Missouri Association of Trial Attorneys, the Missouri Organization of Defense Lawyers, the Cape Girardeau Chamber of Commerce, the Donald L. Harrison College of Business Dean's Advisory Council, the Southeast Missouri University Foundation's Copper Dome Society and the Booster Club at Southeast Missouri State University. He also has served as a lecturer on behalf of the Missouri Bar Association's Continuing Legal Education Program.

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Southeast Hosting Economic Outlook Conference

Jan. 29, 1999 --

Area businessmen and economists are marking their calendars for the Economic Outlook Conference 1999 to be held at Southeast Missouri State University on Feb. 18.

"This conference will be very useful to area businesses in planning for the coming year," said Dr. Bruce Domazlicky, a professor of economics at the University. "I think we have a very good conference. We have some excellent speakers. I think those who attend will find it very beneficial."

From 9 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., the economic outlook of Missouri will be put under the microscope in Robert A. Dempster Hall's Glenn Auditorium. The conference will begin with a keynote address from Dr. William Gavin, vice president, research department, at the Federal Reserve Bank in St. Louis. He is planning to discuss "Monetary Policy and the Economic Outlook."

Gavin will be followed by Dr. Edward Robb, director of the Business and Public Administration Research Center at the University of Missouri-Columbia. He will present "The Economic Outlook for Missouri, 1999."

Finally, a panel of local experts, will discuss "The Economic Outlook for Southeast Missouri, 1999." Panel members are: Glenn "Skip" Smallwood, business development executive for Ameren UE; Mike Seabaugh, project manager with the Missouri Department of Transportation; and Chancy Buchheit, deputy director for the Southeast Regional Planning Commission.

"The Conference is very practical and applied," said Domazlicky. "We will discuss what's expected for our local economy to succeed."

Capaha Bank and Wood & Huston Bank are serving as corporate sponsors. University sponsors are the Department of Economics, the Center for Economic and Business Research and the Donald L. Harrison College of Business.

Tickets at the door will cost $10 whereas pre-registration tickets will cost $8. In order to pre-register, attendees should send their name, address, and a check made out to "Southeast Missouri State University" to: Economic Conference, Department of Economics, Southeast Missouri State University, Cape Girardeau, MO, 63701.

For more information, call Dr. Rebecca Summary at (573) 651-2181 or Domazlicky at (573) 651-2013.

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Gift Paves Way For Bollinger/Friend Regional History Lecture Series Funds to be used to build kiosk at area farm

Jan. 29, 1999 --

A $50,000 cash contribution to the Center for Regional History has paved the way for a regional history lecture series at Southeast Missouri State University, in addition to an interpretive area at a farm near Oran, Mo.

Lynn S. Bollinger and his daughter, Nancy Friend Bollinger Adams, both of Godfrey, Ill., have made the gift to the Southeast Missouri University Foundation. The gift boosts an endowment the father and daughter provided a year ago to further the mission of the Center.

The series will be called the "Bollinger/Friend Regional History Lecture Series" and will bring a speaker to the campus each fall to discuss a particular aspect of this region's history.

"We will bring in prominent scholars and authors who have written about, researched and know about events and trends in the history of Southeast Missouri," said Dr. Frank Nickell, director of the Center for Regional History. "I think the lecture series is just another way to call attention to the history of this region."

Nickell says that experts on the geology and archaeology of this region, Mississippian Indians, and the Mississippi River are among those being considered as speakers for the series. Details of the series are still being worked out, but the annual lecturer may make his presentation on both the Cape Girardeau campus and at the Harry L. Crisp Bootheel Education Center in Malden.

Nickell also is considering compiling the texts from the various lectures and having them published. Those interested in the history of this region could then purchase the compilation.

"Endowments and special underwriting for such lecture series are a priority in our campaign," said Wayne Davenport, vice president for University Advancement and executive director of the Southeast Missouri University Foundation. "The generosity of Mr. Bollinger and Nan Adams is exceptional, and it serves as an excellent example to others who are interested in broadening the educational opportunities for Southeast's students and residents in our region."

In addition to the lecture series, the gift will help fund the development of an interpretive area at the Friend Family Farm near Oran, Mo. Lynn S. Bollinger and his daughter, Nancy Friend Bollinger Adams, donated their 260-acre farm there, in December 1997 to benefit the University in the operation of its Center for Regional History. The property, known as the Friend Family Farm, was valued at about $325,000 and was given in memory of Virginia Friend Bollinger and the Friend Family. The University is using income from the farm to further the mission of the Center for Regional History. Bollinger and Adams made an additional cash gift of $50,000, to fund student scholarships and program enhancements for the Center.

Nickell says the farm dates back to the early part of the 19th century and contains a number of out buildings, which are in disrepair. The University currently is in the process of removing those buildings, and plans to use lumber from the old farmhouse to construct a five-panel kiosk. The kiosk will contain interpretive signs and maps that tell the story of the farm and the area, he said. The structure is expected to be complete by late summer.

The Center for Regional History and Cultural Heritage is located in the University's Department of History within the College of Liberal Arts. The Center serves the University and region through its work in documenting, preserving and presenting various aspects of local and regional history, architectural trends, archaeology, ethnic and folk traditions and similar activities and interests. Members of the Center staff provide assistance to museums, historical societies, schools and a number of city, county, state and national agencies.

The Center offers a variety of consultative services, including museum registration and cataloging, cultural resource management, historic architectural surveys, as well as program planning in regional and local history. The Center is involved significantly in public outreach activities which serve to promote an appreciation of regional history and cultural expression.

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Southeast Research Team Examines Family And Children's Needs In Missouri Bootheel

Jan. 29, 1999 --

Researchers affiliated with Southeast Missouri State University's Bootheel Initiative (B.I.) have formed a research consortium to survey individual and family needs and issues in Missouri's Bootheel counties of Butler, Dunklin, Mississippi, New Madrid, Pemiscot, Scott and Stoddard.

The research team, headed by Dr. Paul Keys, Dean of the College of Health and Human Services, includes John Reed, coordinator of the Bootheel Initiative; Dr. Louis Veneziano, Department of Psychology; Dr. Carol Veneziano, Department of Criminal Justice; and Michelle Kilburn, graduate research assistant. The consortium consists of researchers from Southeast Missouri State University, The George Warren Brown School of Social Work of Washington University in St. Louis; the University of Missouri-Columbia; the Office of Research and Evaluation of the Missouri Department of Social Services; Southeast Missouri Private Industry Council (P.I.C.); and the Area III Office (Southeast Missouri) of the Missouri Division of Family Services.

As a part of Southeast Missouri State University's Bootheel Initiative, funded by the Missouri Division of Family Services, the research will determine the characteristics and needs of individuals and families receiving Temporary Assistance Payments to Needy Families (T.A.N.F.) T.A.N.F. is the former Aid to Families with Dependant Children (A.F.D.C.) program, more commonly known as "welfare." The Bootheel initiative will fund needed job and work-related, job training, and youth services for residents in the named Bootheel counties. The results of the University's study will provide immediate and important data, this spring, for policymaking by the Missouri Legislature with regard to current legislative initiatives and family and children's programs now operating in Bootheel counties. Legislative committees have predicted that as many as 500 Bootheel families stand to have their T.A.N.F. benefits reduced in the spring of 1999 and could conceivably lose all benefits in the spring of 2002. Thus, data from the Bootheel Initiative and its research will help coordinate the development of job training and placement, as well as other safety-net programs to meet these immediate Southeast Missouri needs, Keys said.

Of Missouri's 115 counties, the four Bootheel counties are ranked 111 through 114 in terms of risks to children and families. While Southeast Missouri State University researches immediate family and children's needs, investigators from Washington University, in a three-year longitudinal study, will concentrate on the characteristics of individuals and families who have left T.A.N.F. support programs.

Southeast Missouri State University will also compile an inventory of private social services available to Bootheel residents, and will develop an inventory of major employers in the eight counties surveyed. The Southeast Missouri State University team also will monitor and evaluate programs developed to meet the needs of individuals who are receiving T.A.N.F. benefits as they make the transition from welfare to work.

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Kupchella Elected President-Elect Of American Association For Cancer Education

Jan. 29, 1999 --

Dr. Charles Kupchella, provost at Southeast Missouri State University, has been elected president-elect of the American Association for Cancer Education (AACE).

Kupchella was elected during a recent business meeting of the national organization, at which Dr. Robert Chamberlain, vice chair of the Department of Epidemiology at the M.D. Anderson Cancer Center, was elected president. Kupchella will serve a one-year term in the post, during which he will organize the program for the group's next annual meeting, coordinate planning groups for the AACE's joint meeting with its European counterpart organization in the year 2000 and serve as a member of the AACE's Executive Council. Kupchella's one-year term as president-elect will be followed by a one-year term as AACE president.

The American Association for Cancer Education was founded in 1947 as the Cancer Coordinators, an association of cancer educators from U.S. medical and dental schools that met annually to discuss problems and methods of mutual interest.

The AACE is designed to foster cancer education by individuals throughout the world who either due to professional obligations or personal interest are involved in cancer education. The Association provides a forum for health-related professionals concerned with the study and improvement of cancer education at the undergraduate, graduate, continuing professional, paraprofessional and public levels. Members include physicians, dentists, nurses, health educators, social workers, occupational therapists, and other professionals interested in cancer education. Cancer education efforts are related to prevention, early detection, treatment and rehabilitation.

Kupchella became a member of the AACE in 1976 and has served as treasurer of the organization for the past four years.

"Although the responsibility is little awesome, it is certainly an honor to have been slotted for the presidency of this great multidisciplinary organization," Kupchella said. "Cancer education is a long-standing career interest of mine, and it's really nice to have been recognized by my peers in this way."

He says the AACE is devoted to finding ways to improve the effectiveness of strategies used to train health-care professionals and to educate the public about cancer-care and cancer risk-prevention. Among other things, the AACE evaluates effective uses of educational technologies such as web-based courses and interactive television.

Kupchella says that in the coming years the AACE is devoted to looking for better ways, through education, to get people to change from bad to good behaviors, relative to exposure to risk factors and health. He says the organization also wants to look for better ways through education to get practitioners to use best practices in all aspects of the care of cancer patients.

Kupchella said his professional interest in cancer education took hold more than 20 years ago, when he became deeply involved in cancer research and medical, dental and nursing cancer education at the University of Louisville. He worked as associate director of the Cancer Research Center at the University of Louisville from 1973 to 1979. He was involved with grant support on research questions such as the link between vinyl chloride and liver cancer in plastic workers, and on the general phenomenon of metastasis -- the spread of cancer within the body. In addition, he helped plan the J.G. Brown Cancer Center in Louisville.

In 1987, Kupchella published the book, Dimensions of Cancer. He served on the National Cancer Institute's Cancer Education Review Committee from 1993 to 1997 and on the American Cancer Society's Institutional Research Grant Program Review Committee from 1993 to 1997.

He says his interest in cancer education dovetails with his long-standing interest in the environment, specifically the relationship between cancer and the environment. In 1986, he published an environmental science textbook, which now is in its third edition.

Kupchella says he has stayed involved in this field because of the "education connection."

"I have found that cancer educators have been at the forefront in measuring learning, designing curriculum and measuring behavioral changes linked to teaching and learning -- all very relevant to my work in more recent years as a dean and as a provost," he said.

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Health Consultant And Author To Speak At Southeast

Jan. 29, 1999 --

Author and health consultant, Lauve Metcalfe will present two programs at Southeast Missouri State University on Feb. 23.

On Feb. 23, Metcalfe will deliver a two-hour presentation based on her recent book "Reshaping Your Body, Rethinking Your Mind." The program will be held in Robert A. Demptser Hallís Glenn Auditorium at 7 p.m. She is expected to explore the challenges that face women in today's society. She will also present a realistic three-part solution to some common problems with which women must deal. The solution involves skill development for attitude, eating and exercise.

The next day, Feb. 24, Metcalfe will present "Taking Care of You - So You Can Take Care of Everything Else." This presentation is scheduled for noon in the University Center Ballroom and will take a look at how society is pursuing a fuller, more balanced approach to life. She will challenge the audience to create a new vision of health and performance that starts with putting yourself at the top of your own priority list. She will also share information on the factors that hinder people from attaining their goals.

In addition to being an author, Metcalfe is a professional speaker and an organized health consultant specializing in marketing and program development of health-related information to consumers. She is also on the faculty at the University of Arizona, College of Medicine, Department of Physiology, where she is a co-investigator on two National Institute of Health research projects.

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History Professors To Be Guests On "Going Public"

Jan. 28, 1999 --

Dr. Frank Nickell and Dr. Charles Sharp, both professors of history at Southeast Missouri State University, will be the guests Jan. 31 on KRCU's "Going Public" program.

The topic will be the impeachment of President Andrew Johnson and parallels to the current impeachment trials of President Clinton.

"Going Public" is hosted by three faculty members of Southeast Missouri State University. They are: Dr. Tom Harte, Department of Speech Communication & Theatre; Dr. Peter Bergerson, Department of Political Science; and Dr. Chris Schnell, Department of History.

The program airs every Sunday at 3 p.m. on 90.9 FM, KRCU.

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Ricard Trio To Perform In Cape Feb. 7

Jan. 25, 1999 --

The Ricard Trio of Illinois State University will perform a concert Feb 7 in Cape Girardeau.

The event is scheduled for 7 p.m. in Old St. Vincent's Church.

The Trio will perform Ravel's Piano Quartet in C Minor and Schubert's "Trout" Quintet.

Members of the Trio are Sarah Gentry, violin; Greg Hamilton, cello; and Julian Dawson, piano. Featured guest artists will be Kate Hamilton, viola, and William Koehler, string bass.

The concert is being sponsored by the Southeast Department of Music's Faculty and Visiting Artists Concert Series.

Tickets will be available at the door and will be $5. Tickets for students and senior citizens will be $3. Admission will be free with a valid University I.D.

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Southeast Music Department Presents Wind Conductors' Symposium

Jan. 29, 1999 --

Future conductors will have the opportunity to take part in the practical training of conducting and rehearsing bands on Feb. 12 - 13 when Southeast Missouri State Universityís Department of Music presents the Wind Conductorsí Symposium.

The symposium will offer a limited number of participants the opportunity to conduct the Southeast Symphonic Wind Ensemble. These eight slots will be filled on a first-come, first-serve basis. After the eight slots are filled, further applicants will receive auditor status and will be placed on a waiting list for participant status.

Selected participants will conduct the ensemble for two sessions of 20 minutes each. They also must select one work and provide two scores and a set of parts to the Southeast Symphonic Wind Ensemble by Feb. 1.

Meanwhile, auditors will be actively involved in discussions, lectures and the observation of all conducting sessions. The cost of auditor status is $20. They will be provided with a list of selected works to be conducted.

Three distinguished clinicians will be featured. Dr. James Croft, professor and director of bands from Florida State University, is known throughout the United States as a clinician, adjudicator and conductor. He has also served in these functions in Mexico, Canada, Israel, Australia and Europe. He is past president of the National Band Association and the College Band Directors National Association. He also is a recipient of Kappa Kappa Psiís Makovsky Award.

Shattinger Music Companyís James Cochran is active as a guest clinician and adjudicator at many area clinics and festivals. He also has had the opportunity to present sessions on wind band literature at several national and international meetings. Cochran has held conducting positions at the University of Missouri - St. Louis and Southern Illinois University - Edwardsville.

Dr. Robert Gifford is a professor and coordinator of Winds & Percussion at Southeast Missouri State University. Under his direction, the Symphonic Wind Ensemble performed at the 1983, 1986, 1989 and 1995 MMEA conferences and at the 1984 and 1990 Southwestern Division Meetings of the College Band Directors National Association. He also has served as a guest conductor, clinician and lecturer for bands and orchestras throughout the United States as well as in Austria, Canada, France, Great Britain, Germany, The Netherlands, Norway, Switzerland and Ukraine.

For further information on the Symposium or to register, contact Gifford at (573) 651-2140.

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