Week of February 12, 2001



SOUTHEAST TO HOST MINORITY STUDENT CAREER EXPLORATION DINNER MICHAEL DAVIS LECTURE TO FEATURE SPEAKER ALVIN STYLES
UNIVERSITY HOLDING THIRD ANNUAL ECONOMIC OUTLOOK CONFERENCE RIVER CAMPUS BOARD OF MANAGERS TO MEET FEB. 9
AUTHOR OF TEARS OF THE TRAIL TO PARTICIPATE IN BOOK SIGNING, RECEPTION TROMBONIST TO PRESENT RECITAL AT SOUTHEAST

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SOUTHEAST TO HOST MINORITY STUDENT CAREER EXPLORATION DINNER

In connection with the events of Black History Month, Southeast Missouri State University Career Services is hosting the fifth annual Minority Student Career Exploration Dinner on Feb. 15 from 5 to 7 p.m. in the Atrium of Robert A. Dempster Hall on the Southeast campus.

The purpose of this annual event is to proactively involve Southeast minority students in a structured and professionally focused environment utilizing mentoring and networking activities coupled with experiences that enhance their understanding of the value of education in obtaining career goals and success.

The keynote speaker, Logan Hampton, director of the Donaghey Student Center at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock, will emphasize the importance of developing "The Total Package" of academic achievement, experiential learning, leadership skills, communication skills, interpersonal relations skills, analytical and problem solving skills and adaptive skills necessary for success in the emergent "Global Market Place."

Entertainment will be provided by the Southeast Regeneration Choir. For additional information, you may contact Jerry Lee Westbrook, director of Career Services, at (573) 651-2583.

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MICHAEL DAVIS LECTURE TO FEATURE SPEAKER ALVIN STYLES

In connection with the festivities of Black History Month, Southeast Missouri State University will host the Michael Davis Lecture, featuring Alvin Styles as the keynote speaker, on Feb. 11 at 7 p.m. in the University Center Ballroom on the Southeast campus.

This event recognizes the contributions of African Americans in the media. The event also honors the late Michael Davis, a mass communications student at Southeast who died as a result of a hazing incident. The Department of Mass Communication and Minority Student Programs are sponsoring the lecture. Admission is free and open to the public.

Styles, the vice president and director of research of Burrell Advertising Inc., the world's largest minority-owned advertising agency, will give the lecture. Styles joined Burrell Advertising Inc. in March 1990 and is responsible for conducting customized research for the development of marketing and creative strategies. He also is responsible for agency research to determine consumer and industry behavior and attitudes affecting client products and services.

Prior to joining Burrell, Styles served as manager of product development and market research at Embassy Suites Hotels in Dallas, Texas. In this position, he implemented various research activities to support the company's marketing, corporate and new product development efforts.

Styles began his marketing research career as an intern with the Agency for International Development. He spent six months in Southern Africa conducting agricultural marketing research for the Washington, D.C., based agency.

In 1974, Styles joined Procter & Gamble as marketing research brand supervisor. His activities centered on quantitative research for a variety of products in the company's food, paper and packaged soap divisions.

Styles joined Anderson Clayton Foods in Dallas, Texas, in 1977, where he served for eight years as marketing research associate on a number of consumer and foodservice brands. His work included copy, product and qualitative testing using a variety of techniques and syndicated data sources.

In 1985, Styles moved to Tracy Locke Advertising in Dallas, Texas, where he became associate research director with responsibilities for client products in the petroleum, soft drink, electronics banking and health care industries.

Styles is a graduate of Xavier University in New Orleans, where he received a bachelor of science degree in marketing and economics.

For more information about the Michael Davis Lecture, contact Dr. Ferrell Ervin, chair of the Department of Mass Communication, at (573) 651-2241.

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UNIVERSITY HOLDING THIRD ANNUAL ECONOMIC OUTLOOK CONFERENCE

Southeast Missouri State University will host the Third Annual Economic Outlook Conference Feb. 16, which will examine events that will affect the economy in 2001.

The conference will be held in Glenn Auditorium in Dempster Hall on the Southeast campus.

The Center for Economic & Business Research, the Department of Economics and the Donald L. Harrison College of Business are sponsoring the conference.

The keynote speaker, Gary Thayer, is the chief economist for A.G. Edwards & Sons, one of the nation's largest investment firms with more than 6,900 financial consultants in 692 offices in the United States and London. He will present "The Economy in 2001." Thayer, in his capacity as chief economist, uses quantitative analysis to forecast economic growth, interest rates, exchange rates and stock market activity. Thayer has conducted numerous interviews with CNBC, CNNFN, Fox News, CBS and NBC Evening News. He also has been quoted in the Wall Street Journal, USA Today, New York Times, Investor's Business Daily, Associated Press and Bloomberg News.

Dr. Bruce Domazlicky, the director of the Center for Economic & Business Research for Southeast, will present "Southeast Missouri in 2001," which will provide a look at the future of the regional economy.

The Economic Outlook Conference opens with registration from noon to 1:30 p.m. A lunch buffet is included with registration, and it will open at 11:45 a.m. The cost of the conference is $10.

For more information, contact Domazlicky at (573) 651-2013 or the Department of Economics at (573) 651-2181.

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RIVER CAMPUS BOARD OF MANAGERS TO MEET FEB. 9

The River Campus Board of Managers is scheduled to meet at noon Feb. 9 at Southeast Missouri State University.

The meeting will be held in Robert A. Dempster Hall Room 102.

City representatives on the Board are Ruth Knote, Dennis Vollink and Jerry Ford. University representatives are Dr. Pauline Fox, vice president for administration and enrollment management; Thomas Swayne Byrd, architect from Charleston, Mo.; and Jerrianne Wyman, Southeast alumna and member of the Old Town Cape Committee.

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AUTHOR OF TEARS OF THE TRAIL TO PARTICIPATE IN BOOK SIGNING, RECEPTION

Marie Exler, author of the new book Tears of The Trail, which tells the personal stories of the Cherokee Indians as they moved west after the Indian Removal Act of 1830, will participate in a book signing and reception in her honor Feb. 23 on the campus of Southeast Missouri State University.

The reception and book signing are planned for 2 to 4 p.m. in the Johnson Faculty Centre.

Exler is the former historian of Trail of Tears State Park in Cape Girardeau County. The stories Exler collected for Tears of The Trail were passed on to her by visitors to the park. Exler spent 20 years collecting stories, passed down from generation to generation, about The Trail of Tears.

Dr. Carol Morrow, assistant professor of sociology and anthropology at Southeast Missouri State University, served as editor of the book and wrote its introduction.

"Many books and scholarly articles have been written on the Cherokee Trail of Tears," Morrow said. "Marie's book is the first to show the impact of this event on a particular area, 150 years after it occurred."

With the publication of Tears of the Trail, readers can enjoy these stories that not only have historical relevance, but are personal and accessible as well.

"Most of these stories have been gathered from visitors to The Trail of Tears State Park Visitor Center. Often these visitors were descendents of Cherokees who were on the forced march from the southeast United States to Indian Territory (presently Oklahoma) in 1838 and 1839," Exler has said.

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TROMBONIST TO PRESENT RECITAL AT SOUTHEAST

David Vining, described as "one of the nation's finest trombone soloists," will share his extraordinary talents with Southeast Missouri State University students and the Cape Girardeau community in a public recital Feb. 19.

The recital is scheduled for 8 p.m. in Brandt Music Hall and is free and open to the public.

Vining will perform on alto and tenor trombone, featuring works by Pierre Gabaye, Derek Bourgeois and Missouri composer John Prescott. He is a popular clinician, having served on the faculties of the Eastern Trombone Workshop in Washington, D.C., and the International Trombone Festivals in Las Vegas and Boulder, Colo. At the Boulder workshop, he was the featured soloist performing Wendy Mae Chambers' "Mass for Mass Trombones" for 76 trombonists plus soloist. He has presented clinics and workshops at major universities throughout the country and will present a clinic for Southeast trombonists and area high school players on the afternoon of Feb. 19.

For further information about the clinic, contact Dr. Robert Gifford, professor of trombone at Southeast, at (573) 651-2140.

In addition to his extensive solo and chamber ensemble experience, Vining has performed with the Philadelphia Orchestra, the Philly Pops Orchestra, the Cincinnati Symphony, the Kansas City Symphony and the Kansas City Camerata.

Vining holds degrees from Florida State University and Bowling Green State University and is a former faculty member at Temple University and the University of Kansas. He currently is professor of trombone at the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music, maintaining a busy recital and clinic schedule as clinician for Selmer Bach Trombones.

Vining's appearance in Cape Girardeau partially is funded by the Selmer Co., Inc., and Collins Music in Sikeston, Mo.

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