Week of March 27, 2000




The University Relations Division of Southeast Missouri State University recently received four of the nation's highest awards for its admissions, advertising and marketing efforts in the 15th Annual Admissions Advertising Awards. Overall, Southeast received 10 awards from the more than 2,000 entries nationwide.

Gold Awards were received in the areas of recruitment publications and web page design. In the area of publications, gold awards were received for "On Campus" tabloid, "Your Freshman Experience" and "125th Anniversary Book." The "News and Events Web Page" won for web page design.

In addition, six awards were received for publications, both internal and external. Publications receiving awards included the "Student Recruitment Series," "125th Anniversary History Series," "125th Anniversary Book," and "Study Abroad Brochure." Also, "This Week on Campus" won two awards.

According to Jay Goff, director of Admissions, "It is critical to our recruiting efforts to have appealing admissions publications and support materials. I am proud of the award they received for the "Student Recruitment Series" in the Total Public Relations Program Category, as this recognizes a number of publications which have been written and designed, specifically, to support our overall marketing and student recruiting efforts. It means that our public relations staff has coordinated, effectively, both information and design. Our growing student population is a direct result of some of these important efforts."

The Office of University Relations is headed by Interim Director Diane Sides. Contributing to these successful efforts were Juan Crites, director of Public Services/Publications; Michael Grace, photographer; Ann Hayes, director of the News Bureau; and Nancy Kelley, graphic designer. Student intern, Paul Dobbins and Amy Kester, Southeast Alumna also supported the efforts.

The Admissions Marketing Report sponsors the Annual Admissions Advertising Awards. This year's national Admissions Advertising Awards competition was the largest and most successful competition to date for the Admissions and Marketing Report. They reviewed more than 2,000 entries in 27 categories from over 900 institutions, encompassing all types of advertising and marketing media. Judges for the Admissions Advertising Awards consisted of a national panel of admissions marketers, advertising creative directors, marketing and advertising professors and the editorial board of Admissions Marketing Report.

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Douglas S. McDermott of Desloge, Mo., was sworn in as the student representative to the Southeast Missouri State University Board of Regents during a ceremony today in the Cape Girardeau Common Pleas Courthouse.

The oath of office was administered by Circuit Judge John Grimm, serving Cape Girardeau County’s 32nd Judicial Circuit, Division 2. Gov. Mel Carnahan appointed McDermott to the Board. His appointment was confirmed by the Missouri Senate in February.

“It was a great honor to be sworn in as student representative,” said McDermott. “It is a wonderful opportunity to represent the student body.”

McDermott, a 1998 graduate of St. Pius X Catholic High School in Festus, Mo., is the son of Jerry and Carleen McDermott of Desloge, Mo. The Southeast Missouri State University junior is a public relations major with minors in dance, and housing and interior design.

McDermott recently served as a Southeast representative to the Missouri Governor’s Forum on Faith and Values in Leadership. McDermott is active as a member of the Sigma Chi fraternity, where he currently holds the office of public relations director and chapter editor. As vice president of public relations for the Interfraternity Council, he is responsible for editing the first annual all-Greek yearbook, directing the Greek Public Relations Council and creating projects to enhance the overall image of the University’s Greek system. McDermott has been an active member of the University Players, Dance Club/Dance Expressions performance group, Public Relations Student Society of America and the Mass Communication Student Association. In 1999, he was one of five finalists for the University’s prestigious Man of the Year award. He is a student employee in the University Relations office.

McDermott replaces Tim Arbeiter, whose term as student regent to the Board has expired.

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Daniel Adams will present a solo Classical Guitar recital at 8 p.m. April 10 in the Baptist Student Center Chapel on the campus of Southeast Missouri State University.

The performance is sponsored by the University’s Department of Music. Adams' program will include works by Johann Sebastian Bach and the Mexican composer Manuel Ponce. The second half of the concert will feature music by two of the most popular contemporary composers for guitar, Roland Dyens and Carlo Domeniconi. Adams will conclude the

recital with Domeniconi's Koyunbaba, which is based on Turkish themes. Adams is a native of Columbia, Mo., who has studied classical guitar both in Europe and the United States. He regularly performs solo recitals and has played in a number of national guitar competitions. He recently was chosen as a national finalist in the Music Teachers of North

America Collegiate Artist Competition. Adams has served on the music faculties of Frederick Community College in Frederick, Md., and Mount St. Mary's College in Emittsburg, Md.

In 1994 he studied performance practice of the 19th-century guitar with the eminent Carlo Barone and performed with Barone's academy, L' Estate Chittaristica sul Lago Maggiore, in Italy and Switzerland. Adams recently was awarded a grant from the Peabody Conservatory of Music in Baltimore to continue his study of 19th-century guitar music with Douglas James, a leading American expert.

Adams holds a bachelor’s degree in music from Arizona State University and a master’s degree in music from the Peabody Conservatory, where he has studied with Julian Gray. He will complete a graduate performance degree program there this spring and will pursue a doctor of musical arts degree at the University of Colorado in the fall.

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Criminal justice graduate courses for K-12 teachers will be offered again this summer through Southeast Missouri State University. With the rise of more full-time police officers assigned to the schools, teachers have echoed the request from their students to know more about the criminal justice system, said Dr. William Bourns, associate professor of criminal justice and instructor for the course.

The Department of Criminal Justice has developed “CJ837: Criminal Justice Workshop for Teachers,” to be taught in an intensive format on weekends during the summer at Southeast for three semester hours of credit. “CJ839: Safe Schools Workshop” will be offered for two semester hours of credit this summer at the Sikeston Area Higher Education Center.

The Criminal Justice Workshop for Teachers will cover units on gangs, drugs and punishment, juvenile rights and due process, life inside American prisons and other timely criminal justice teaching topics for classroom use by kindergarten through 12th grade teachers. A special resource book has been developed by Bourns that involves bulletin board material, law enforcement web sites (such as the FBI and the 10 Most Wanted), crime prevention games and a look at the failure and success of the D.A.R.E. program. This course will be taught in Crisp Hall Room 209.

Classes will be held the weekends of June 9-11, June 16-18, June 23-25 and July 7-9. Class times will be Fridays from 6 to 9 p.m., Saturdays from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Sundays from 1 to 5 p.m. The deadline for registration is April 7 by 5 p.m.

The Safe Schools Workshop was designed for classroom teachers, school administrators, school board members, agencies that work with schools and juvenile personnel. The course will focus on crisis planning and the identification of at-risk students for early warning. Some of the topics include lessons learned from Columbine and the role of police in schools.

Classes will be held on Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 8 a.m. to noon and 1 to 3 p.m. Sessions will be scheduled June 13-14, June 20-21, and June 27-28. To register for the “Criminal Justice Workshop for Teachers,” call (573) 651-2299 if you are a first-time Southeast student. Continuing students may register through S.A.V.R.S at (573) 651-6611.

To register for the “Safe Schools Workshop,” call Christy Rogers at the Sikeston Area Higher Education Center at (573) 472-3210.

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The Department of Music at Southeast Missouri State University will present a concert April 6 of 19th Century American chamber music featuring The Big Three Reprise, a trio of classical banjo, mandolin and guitar.

The concert will be held at 8 p.m. in the Baptist Student Center Chapel on the Southeast campus. The Big Three Reprise is modeled on the original Big Three Trio, which toured the United States in the early years of the 20th Century performing light classics and popular American tunes. This modern version consists of Douglas Back, playing the five-string classical banjo and guitar, Michael Johnson, playing classic guitar and Richard Walz, performing on mandolin.

All three are accomplished soloists, with major performing and recording credits to their names. This concert is free and open to the public.

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Jeffrey Noonan of the Department of Music at Southeast Missouri State University will present a recital of Renaissance and Baroque music for voice and lute at 3 p.m. March 26 in Old St. Vincent's Church in downtown Cape Girardeau.

Noonan will play lute and theorbo in this concert and will be joined by mezzo-soprano Nancy Bristol and by lutanist Jason Stumpf. The pieces will range from early 16th-century songs for voice and lute to an early Baroque trio for two lutes and voice. Composers from Italy, France and England will be represented, including John Dowland, the most famous of England's many composers for voice and lute.

Admission to this concert is free to University students, staff and faculty with University ID. General admission is $5 with a $3 admission for children and seniors.

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Sororities and fraternities on the campus of Southeast Missouri State University are busy preparing for Greek Week 2000, an annual event that celebrates community service, academic excellence and friendly competition within the Greek community. The event is scheduled to run Friday, March 31 to Saturday, April 8.

“Greek Week gives us a chance to put to rest the typical Greek stereotype,” said Bryan Sauter, Greek Week Co-Chairman. “It shows that when groups come together they can achieve whatever they set their mind to accomplishing.”

This year, the Greeks hope to raise $12,000 for the Cape Girardeau chapter of the United Way and the Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric Aids Foundation. A blood drive also will be held on campus at the University Center on March 31 from noon to 5 p.m.; April 2 from 5 to 10 p.m.; and April 3 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

“My favorite part of Greek Week is working so hard to raise money for a good cause,” said Kelly Moss, a member of the Alpha Chi Omega sorority. “By our community service efforts, we have proved that being Greek means having the opportunity to help others while also having fun.”

Last year’s Greek Week saw sorority and fraternity members donating more than 3,000 community service hours and over $11,000 to charity. A campus-wide blood drive also produced over 400 pints of blood for the American Red Cross.

Special Olympics will receive a boost from the Greeks on April 1 at Cape Central High School from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. On April 2, Greek students will volunteer at the Family Fun Fair at the Arena Building from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Recognition of academic excellence also will be an important part of Greek Week. On April 4 at 5 p.m., the Robert A. Dempster Hall Atrium will be filled with Greek students who have achieved a 3.5 grade point average or above. Outstanding faculty who have been nominated by the chapters also will be recognized at the Academic Excellence Reception.

Other festivities planned include a volleyball tournament at Universal Physique on April 3 at 4 p.m. The Greeks will attend a late night movie at Cape West 14 Cine on April 4. A Mystery Event, which is a contest unknown to the participants until that night, will take place on April 5 at 7 p.m. in Academic Auditorium. On April 7 at 7 p.m., the highly anticipated Greek Sing competition will be held at Academic Auditorium. Finally, Greek Games will be held the morning of April 8 at Capaha Park. The games, which include tug of war, canoe races and an obstacle course, will begin at 10:30 a.m.

The week will culminate with the All Greek Chapter meeting on April 8 at 7 p.m. at Academic Auditorium. A guest speaker will be featured before numerous awards are presented. The awards are: the Chapter Community Service Award, Individual Community Service Award, Chapter President of the Year, Chapter Advisor of the Year, Unsung Hero and Heroine, Outstanding Greek for each academic class and the President’s Award for Fraternal Excellence. Trophies will be awarded to the winners of Greek Sing and Greek Games. Finally, the overall winners of Greek Week will be announced.

For more information, contact Sauter at 573-332-5365 or Kara Westrich at 573-332-5745.

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The Office of International Programs at Southeast Missouri State University is sponsoring International Week 2000 beginning April 2. During the week, students, faculty, staff and members of the community will have the opportunity to participate in a variety of educational and fun international programs.

“This is our way of highlighting the positive impact of the University’s international students,” said Tammy Gwaltney, the coordinator for International Community Programs. “We have the opportunity to celebrate their presence. They bring so much to the campus in terms of culture.”

Gwaltney said she encourages everyone to attend the University tradition. “It gives people an opportunity to become involved with the international students,” she said.

The event will kick off with a food fair for students on April 2 from 2 to 5 p.m. at the Student Recreation Center. International students will provide free authentic food and entertainment. On April 3 at 7 p.m., former Illinois Sen. Paul Simon will lecture in the University Center Ballroom on the importance of international education and study abroad.

Liliana Trevizan, a native of Chile, will be the Common Hour speaker on April 5 at 12:30 p.m. in Academic Auditorium. A Germanfest, featuring bratwursts and German music, also will take place in front of Kent Library from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. On April 6, a presentation on Japanese business practices and an authentic Japanese tea ceremony will take place in Robert A. Dempster Hall’s Glenn Auditorium at 4 p.m. In addition, KRCU Radio, will broadcast international music that night from 8 to 11 p.m.

On April 7, an Indian Hindu wedding presentation and dinner will take place at the University Center Ballroom from 6 to 8 p.m. Finally, a desert and coffee reception is planned for April 8 for the Friends of International Education.

For more information, contact Gwaltney at 573-986-6872.

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The Southeast Missouri State University Board of Regents today approved a new incidental and general fee schedule to take effect with the fall 2000 semester.

Under the approved plan, incidental fees will increase $4 per credit hour for Missouri undergraduates, representing a four percent increase; $8 per credit hour for non-resident undergraduates and Missouri graduate students; and $16 per credit hour for non-resident graduate students. The new per credit hour rates will be $103.30 for resident undergraduates, $193.30 for non-resident undergraduates, $119.30 for resident graduate students and $224.30 for non-resident graduate students.

Bill Duffy, vice president for finance, told the Board that since January, the University’s 27-member Budget Review Committee has reviewed the funding for the current operating budget, compensation matters and several program enhancements. In addition, the committee has reviewed the trend of fee increases at Southeast as compared to several peer institutions in Missouri.

Duffy says Southeast is committed to minimizing fee increases. “For the past six years, Southeast’s average fee increase of 3.9 percent has been significantly lower than our Missouri peers,” he said. “When translated into dollars, the cumulative differential in fee increases has been significant. But, on a per credit hour basis, Southeast’s fee increases have been consistently among the lowest in the state.”

During the past six years, student fees have risen 5.9 percent at Lincoln University, 6.3 percent at Central Missouri State University, 7.4 percent at Truman State University, eight percent at Southwest Missouri State University, 8.8 percent at Northwest Missouri State University, 9.5 percent at the University of Missouri-Columbia and 10.9 percent at the University of Missouri-St. Louis.

Coupled with state appropriation increases, Southeast’s trend of approving only very modest fee increases has reduced the percentage of educational costs paid by Southeast students from 37.2 percent in fiscal 1994 to 31.1 percent in fiscal 2000.

Dr. Ken Dobbins, president of Southeast Missouri State University, said, “We have been very frugal in increasing fees in relationship to other schools. But, in order to be continue offering quality academic programs and maintaining competitive faculty salaries, we need to increase our incidental fees.”

Duffy said the approved increase in graduate student fees is two times the amount of the undergraduate fee increase, based on a review of graduate and non-resident fee structures recommended two years ago by the Budget Review Committee. At that time, the Committee recommended that the graduate student fee increase be two times the undergraduate fee increase until a 20 percent differential is attained. The Budget Review Committee two years ago also recommended that non-resident fees continue to be increased by two times of the Missouri resident increase in order to be consistent with CBHE policy.

“The Budget Review Committee believes that the recommended increases are not excessive and are needed to assist in funding operational needs and strategic initiatives that exceed the incremental dollars available from state appropriations,” Duffy said. In addition, the Board approved a $1.50 per credit hour increase in the student computing component of the general fee, raising it from $1 to $2.50 a credit hour.

Duffy said that in fall 1996, the student computing fee was established at $1 per credit hour to assist in equipping and operating the student open labs and other related services. Since that time, facilities and services have been upgraded significantly, including the expansion of the number of open labs from three with 60 personal computers to five with 184 personal computers, extension of lab hours, inclusion of new technologies, ie. scanners, laser printers and CD-writers, and expansion of ports for dial-up access to the Internet for off-campus and on-campus students, Duffy said. In addition, personal computers now require replacement every three years due to technology and software improvements. Also the cost of paper, toner and student labor associated with the labs has risen dramatically.

“The cost of maintaining and enhancing this technology and associated services greatly exceeds the revenues generated by the current $1 per hour fee,” he said. “The original proposal from the Information Technology Committee to the Budget Review Committee requested a $1 increase. Student leaders who sit on the Budget Review Committee proposed that the increase be $1.50 to ensure these valuable services are maintained and enhanced.”

Computer Services will continue to consult with Student Government concerning the use of the funds generated by this fee, Duffy said. He added that the $2.50 per credit hour computing fee is still less than many other public universities in Missouri, including the University of Missouri system’s, which is $8 per hour; Lincoln’s, which is $5 per credit hour; Northwest Missouri State University’s, which is $4 per credit hour; and Southwest Missouri State University’s, which is $40 per semester. With the $1.50 per credit hour increase, general fees for students beginning with the fall 2000 semester will be $9.70 per credit hour -- $4.25 designated for the Student Recreation Center; $1.12 for student activities; $1.38 for student athletics; $2.50 for student computing; and $0.45 for student health services.

Based on the new incidental and general student fee increases, total required fees per credit hour will be $113 for Missouri undergraduates; $203 for non-resident undergraduates; $129 for Missouri graduate students; and $234 for non-resident graduate students.

Duffy told the Board that based on the Coordinating Board for Higher Education’s (CBHE) recommendations and the current state revenue projections, Gov. Mel Carnahan has recommended an appropriations increase for University operations of $2.35 million for fiscal 2001, of which $1.52 million is designated for mission enhancement initiatives. This leaves a remainder of $826,129 for fiscal 2001 base operations. The $826,129 represents a 1.8 percent increase and is just slightly higher than the comparable amount for fiscal 2000.

“The incremental state dollars available for base operations have, in effect, flattened out over the past two years,” Duffy said. “It is important to note that the $826,129 increase in appropriations for base operations equates to only 1.2 percent of the University’s total operating budget.”

The University’s Budget Review Committee will be meeting over the next several weeks to review and assess program enhancements, specific unit needs and compensation proposals so that the proposed fiscal 2001 budget will be balanced before it is forwarded to President Dobbins.

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Three local teachers, Mary Bauwen and Gayle Flentge of Perryville, Mo., and Pam Maclin of Bernie, Mo., have been selected to participate in a grant-funded program creating of examples of best practice in the use of education technology in the classroom.

Southeast Missouri State University’s College of Education, as a participant in the National In time Grant, was asked to identify teachers in Missouri who were considered exemplary in the use of technology in their classrooms. From an initial list of 22 Missouri teachers, 10 have been selected to participate, including the three local teachers.

A total of 45 preschool through high school teachers from 10 sates have been selected thus far to be videotaped in their classrooms using best practices with technology. These videotapes will be placed on a server at the University of Northern Iowa, available for viewing by teachers and preservice teachers worldwide. They are part of a national grant that provides the resources for the project to develop methods of integrating technology into teacher education programs effectively.

Locally, selected Southeast education faculty members will be trained to use the scenario and will be supported during the revision of their education methods classes, requiring their preservice students to integrate technology into their lesson plans. After viewing a video scenario, preservice teachers will be asked to identify the content standard that the lesson covered, how technology was infused into the lesson, and how quality education was reflected in the lesson. In addition, they will be able to participate in an online discussion forum about the lesson after viewing the classroom teachers analysis of the lesson he or she taught. A similar process will be followed in the other participating states.

The Southeast College of Education is participating in the $1.58 million, three-year catalyst grant from the U.S. Department of Education called “A Renaissance Group Consortium for Preservice Education: Technology as Facilitator of Quality Education,” also called, “Integrating New Technologies into the Methods of Education” or the In Time Grant. Other charter participants have been named by Eastern Michigan, Emporia State, Norfolk State, Longwood College, and the University of Northern Iowa, the lead institution. As work continues under a $1.6 million federal grant, teachers and future teachers, with access to the World Wide Web, will be able to see videotapes of exemplary teachers using technology with their students in their own classrooms.

“Technology needs to be more than using the computer during free time. It needs to be integrated seamlessly into a lesson to teach not just the content of the lesson but also how to process the content suing technology,” said Dr. Cindy Anderson, project coordinator for Southeast Missouri State University. “Our participation in this grant helps our teacher education program ensure that our students are prepared to use technology effectively in their classrooms.” “Seldom do teachers in small districts get national visibility for outstanding work. Through this grant, some of our best local teachers who already assist our University in preparing teachers to use technology, will serve as models for teacher preparation in other states,” said Dr. Shirley Stennis-Williams, who is a member of the national oversight panel of administrators for the project.

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The Southeast Missouri State University Greek System recently was honored for holding the highest grade point average among Greek students attending schools in the Ohio Valley Conference (OVC).

“It is a very great honor to be the number one school in the OVC,” said Brian Kunderman, vice president of education for the Interfraternity Council at Southeast. “It’s something for the Greeks to be proud of.”

This is the first year that the OVC has awarded a traveling trophy to the school with the highest grade point average for fraternities and sororities. The Greeks were evaluated on grade point averages for the fall 1999 semester.

Of the 11 schools in the OVC, Southeast ranked first with both the highest fraternity grade point average of 2.737 and sorority grade point average of 3.050.

Austin Peay State University had a fraternity grade point average of 2.477 and a sorority grade point average of 2.926. Eastern Illinois had a fraternity grade point average of 2.589 and a sorority grade point average of 2.974. Eastern Kentucky had a fraternity grade point average of 2.548 and a sorority grade point average of 2.910. Middle Tennessee State had a fraternity grade point average of 2.606 and a sorority grade point average of 2.959. Morehead State had a fraternity grade point average of 2.662 and a sorority grade point average of 2.908. Murray State had a fraternity grade point average of 2.640 and a sorority grade point average of 3.010. Tennessee Tech had a fraternity grade point average of 2.535 and a sorority grade point average of 2.922. The University of Tennessee-Martin had a fraternity grade point average of 2.470 and a sorority grade point average of 2.720. Western Kentucky had a fraternity grade point average of 2.555 and a sorority grade point average of 2.919.

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The Department of Industrial and Engineering Technology at Southeast Missouri State University will benefit from a $6,500 grant it has received from the Procter & Gamble Fund.

Southeast is one of 36 colleges and universities that have received grants totaling $202,500 from Procter & Gamble’s Local College Grant program. Grants ranged from $2,500 to $10,000.

“We appreciate the various ways that Procter & Gamble supports Southeast Missouri State, funding being just one of many,” said Dr. Kenneth Dobbins, president of Southeast Missouri State University. “The assistance provided through their Local College Grant Program is so very important to the success of our programs. We are happy to be able to provide specialized training that is beneficial to current and prospective employees of Procter & Gamble through the establishment of the School of Polytechnic Studies and construction of a new building devoted to that area of study.”

The Department of Industrial and Engineering Technology in Southeast’s School of Polytechnic Studies plans to use the grant money to print student recruitment materials, said Dr. Randy Shaw, dean of the School of Polytechnic Studies at Southeast Missouri State University. “The department is experiencing exceptional growth and is expanding technical educational opportunities throughout our service region,” he said. “A number of the new programs are being accessed by local Procter & Gamble employees. We are very grateful for all of the support and assistance the employees at the local Procter & Gamble plant here in Cape Girardeau provide our programs.”

For nearly 20 years, the Local College Grant Program has provided operating support for colleges and universities in cities where P&G has a concentration of employees. The local P&G facility nominates schools for inclusion in the program. Grant amounts are determined using a formula that considers each school’s relationship with the local facility and its importance to the community.

The Procter & Gamble Fund, which administers philanthropic contributions on behalf of Procter & Gamble, has provided extensive support for higher education since 1952. In fiscal 1998-1999, gifts to education totaled $13.8 million, about 60 percent of total giving.

Procter & Gamble makes and markets a wide range of products for both consumer and institutional use worldwide. P&G does business in more than 160 countries.

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The Southeast Missouri State University Department of Music voice faculty will team up to present a recital entitled "Songs for a Sunday Afternoon" at 3 p.m. April 2 in Old St. Vincent’s Church.

The program will feature the talents of Lori Shaffer, soprano, Dr. Leslie Jones, contralto, and Dr. Christopher Goeke, tenor. Dr. John Shelton, professor emeritus at the University, will provide piano accompaniment. The program will include a wide variety of solos and duets from traditional art song and opera to spirituals and musical theatre.

Admission is $5 for adults, $3 for students and free with University ID. This will be a unique opportunity to hear Southeast’s three voice instructors perform during the same recital.

"We come from diverse backgrounds and have put together a very eclectic set of music,” Goeke said. “There will be something for everyone."

Shaffer graduated from the University of Iowa and has performed with such companies as the Light Opera of Manhattan and New York Gilbert and Sullivan Players. The soprano is frequently heard in concert in the Southeast Missouri area and has performed in New York, New

Jersey, Iowa, Kansas and Missouri. Shaffer teaches voice for both Southeast and the Southeast Missouri Music Academy.

Jones is the newest addition to the voice faculty at Southeast. She holds a doctor of musical arts degree from the University of Missouri at Kansas City and also has been an active performer in Kansas, Missouri, Louisiana and Utah. This summer the contralto will teach and sing with the Berkshire Choral Festival in Sheffield, Mass. Jones teaches voice, Music Theatre Workshop, singer's diction and other courses at Southeast.

Goeke has performed throughout the country in opera, oratorio, musical theatre and concert and has more than 30 roles to his credit. He has worked with companies from New York City to Santa Fe, N.M. The tenor holds a doctor of musical arts degree from the University of Iowa. At Southeast, Goeke teaches voice, Music Theatre Workshop, vocal pedagogy and other related classes.

Shelton holds a master's degree in piano from American Conservatory of Music in Chicago and a doctoral degree from George Peabody College for Teachers in Nashville, Tenn. Shelton frequently accompanies voice faculty recitals and has performed in Iowa, Missouri and Arkansas. He also has directed many choral ensembles for Southeast and area church choirs and teaches piano through the Southeast Missouri Music Academy.

Some selections include: “Amour! viens aider ma faiblesse” from Samson et Dalila; “An die Musik” by Franz Schubert; “I Only Want to Say” (Gethsemane) from Jesus Christ Superstar; “Duetto Buffo di Due Gatti” (Comic Duet for Two Cats) by Gioacchino Rossini; new arrangements of traditional songs; “Wade in the Water” and “Amazing Grace;” and “Canticle II: Abraham and Isaac” by Benjamin Britten.

For more information, call Dr. Christopher Goeke, associate professor of voice at Southeast, at (573) 651-2605 or send e-mail to: cgoeke@semovm.semo.edu.

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The Southeast Missouri State University Board of Regents today set residence hall room and board charges effective with the fall 2000 semester and approved a $12 million Residence Life budget for fiscal 2001.

Dr. Pauline Fox, vice president for administration and enrollment management, says 2,330 residence hall rooms will be available on the Southeast campus for the fall 2000 semester.

Under the approved plan to take effect with the start of the 2000-2001 academic year, annual residence hall fees will rise by varying amounts ranging from 3.7 percent for rooms in Dearmont and Cheney and double rooms in Towers North and West, to 16 percent for rooms in Group Housing.

Room rate increases for Myers, Cheney and Dearmont Halls equal increases for rooms in Towers North and West. “Rate increases in these halls are primarily dedicated to ongoing departmental operations, increased utility costs due to higher residential system occupancy, installation of cable television access in each room of Dearmont Hall, and significant renovation to Myers Hall, including roof replacement, new energy efficient windows, new window blinds and interior wall covering, carpeting and painting,” Fox said. Room rate percentage increases for Towers South and East are 9.8 percent. “Room rates for Group Housing and Towers South and East reflect student requests for an additional second phone line per room,” Fox said. “In addition, the proposed fiscal 2001 budget reflects the third and final year of a three-year ‘phase-in’ of room rate increases for Group Housing and Towers residents to assist in paying for the cost of renovation and construction in the Towers Complex and Group Housing.”

Except for the additional second phone line, proposed fiscal 2001 rates for Towers and Group Housing residents match fiscal 2001 projects as presented in April 1998 and are primarily dedicated to renovation and construction debt service.

Based on the new rates, annual residence hall fees will be $2,550 for Dearmont; $2,782 for Cheney; $2,900 for Towers South and East; $2,926 for Myers; $3,410 for Group Housing; $3,560 for triple rooms in Towers North and West; and $3,690 for double rooms in Towers North and West.

With the approval of the new Residence Life budget, Myers Hall will become year-round, 12-month housing, to better accommodate international and other students who have requested summer housing. In addition, private rooms will not experience a rate increase.

In other action, the Board approved rental rates for non-traditional student housing at 401 and 505 Washington, buildings which feature one- and two-bedroom apartments. The fiscal 2001 rental rates represent a four percent increase over fiscal 2000 and the first increase since fiscal 1999.

“Residence Life, it its continuing effort to meet the needs of non-traditional students, has not proposed raising these rates in two years, but inflationary and facility maintenance needs necessitate an increase for fiscal 2001,” Fox said. Monthly rates for the 2000-2001 academic year range from $270.40 for a one-bedroom efficiency at 505 Washington Street to $258.80 for a two-bedroom apartment with a balcony at 401 Washington Street. Rates vary in that range based on the number of bedrooms, size of rooms and amenities.

Fox says the two buildings account for 19 units in total and that the new rates take into account the current rate structure, fairly low turnover of renters, and one apartment un-rented in any given month, which allows for cleaning and repairs. At the present time, the apartments are experiencing 100 percent occupancy.

In addition, the Regents approved an average increase of 6.35 percent in board rates to take effect with the 2000-2001 academic year. The new rates reflect the contractually allowable inflationary increase from the contract dining service provider, the initiation of a student-requested “unlimited” meal plan allowing unlimited quantities of food and entries to the dining area, the doubling of available “bonus” meals, which are additional meals above and beyond the allowable weekly number in each meal plan, and additional flexibility and choice in all meal plans.

Based on the new standard rate schedule, the most popular meal - 15 meals per week plus $80 in points and 60 bonus meals a year -- will cost students $1,777 annually. The 19-meal plan plus 80 bonus meals will cost $1,866 a year. The 19-meal plan plus $40 in points and 80 bonus meals a year will cost $1,882 annually. The 10-meal plan plus $120 in points and 40 bonus meals will cost $1,694 a year. The five-meal plan plus $250 in points and 20 bonus meals a year will cost $1,384 annually.

The points reflected in the board rates are discretionary dollars built into students’ meal plans which can be spent as students wish in the University’s dining facilities outside the residence hall cafeterias, such as Geronimo’s in the Towers Complex or the University Center.

With the approved increases, combined room and board rates for a student opting for a double room in Towers East or South with a standard 15-meal per week plus $80 in points and 60 bonus meals plan would cost $4,677, up from $4,267 last year. This represents a 9.6 percent increase, Fox said.

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Tickets are now on sale for Southeast Night at Busch Stadium scheduled for June 3 when the St. Louis Cardinals take on the Cleveland Indians.

This year Southeast has more than 1,500 tickets to sell to friends and alumni of Southeast. The seating is located beside Big Mac Land.

Southeast Night at Busch Stadium is being sponsored by the Southeast Alumni Association and the Southeast Missourian.

A pre-game alumni and friends social, scheduled for 5 p.m., will be held on Sverdrup Terraces, located across from Busch Stadium. The game begins at 7:10 p.m.

Game tickets are $13 for adults and $7 for youths ages four to 15. A chartered bus will be available for $14. Cost of the pre-game social, which includes food and beverages, is $5 per person. The pre-game event is free for alumni dues members. T-shirts for Southeast Night at Busch Stadium are $10. Checks should be made payable to Southeast Missouri State University. For more information, call Alumni Services at (573) 651-5159.

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