|WORKS ENTERED IN CONTEST TO BE PERFORMED AT COMPOSERS’ CONCERT||SENIOR EXHIBITION TO OPEN MAY 7|
|PROFESSIONAL CHALLENGES SEMINAR TO BE PRESENTED ON CAMPUS APRIL 29||HOLT TO RECEIVE MATTINGLY AWARD MAY 1|
|PHOTO OPPORTUNITY/MEDIA ADVISORY||NINTH ANNUAL MISSISSIPPI RIVER VALLEY SPRING SCENIC DRIVE SLATED FOR APRIL 24-25|
|ENVIRONMENTALIST TO SPEAK AT SOUTHEAST CAMPUS||SOUTHEAST DEPARTMENT OF FOREIGN LANGUAGES OFFERING SECOND GERMAN CASTLE TOUR|
|LANE AWARDED PHI KAPPA PHI FELLOWSHIP||SOUTHEAST MISSOURI STATE UNIVERSITY ALUMNI TO RECEIVE AWARDS|
|WORKS ENTERED IN CONTEST TO BE PERFORMED AT COMPOSERS’ CONCERT
April 23, 1999 --
Winners of the Southeast Missouri Music Academy’s second annual composition contest will hear their works performed during a Composers’ Concert scheduled for April 29 at Southeast Missouri State University.
The concert is slated for 8 p.m. in Academic Auditorium.
This year’s winners and the division in which they won are Catharine Goeke, a second-grader at Franklin School, Cape Girardeau, (Primary Division, K-3); Steffan Troxel, a sixth-grader at Jackson Middle School (Elementary Division, grades 4-6); Jean Brown, a ninth grader at St. Vincent’s of Perryville, Mo. (Junior High Division, grades 7-9); and Tyson Wunderlich of Altenburg, Mo., a senior at Perryville High School (High School Division, grades 10-12).
Students have the opportunity to enter the contest as participants in the Southeast Missouri Music Academy’s Musicianship Class. This year’s Composers’ Concert is a Mid-America Arts Alliance program made possible in part through a grant from Meet the Composer, Inc., with support from the National Endowment for the Arts, the Metropolitan Life Foundation, ASCAP, the Missouri Arts Council and private contributions to Mid-America Arts Alliance.
Fifty entries were received in this year’s contest. Finalists and those receiving honorable mention were selected by Dr. Robert Fruehwald, chair of the Department of Music at Southeast Missouri State University. Winners were selected by Dr. Greg Danner, a graduate of Southeast Missouri State University and chair of the Department of Music and Art at Tennessee Tech University at Cookeville, Tenn.
“I have just been so amazed at the difficulty level of the pieces,” said Becky Fulgham, director of the Southeast Missouri Music Academy.
Fulgham said that because of the difficulty level at which the pieces were written, most of the compositions will be performed by the students’ teachers.
“These pieces were written from the ground up,” Fulgham said. “They are original compositions by students right here in the Southeast Missouri region.”
Goeke’s, Troxel’s and Brown’s compositions were written for piano solo. Goeke’s is titled “The Vampires.” Troxel’s is titled “Sospirando;” Brown’s is titled “Oh, Beautiful Day.” Wunderlich’s composition, “Together,” is written for choir and will be performed by the Perryville High School Choir.
Other compositions to be performed on the concert are original pieces by Fruehwald; two by Dr. Sterling Cossaboom, Southeast professor of music; two by Sherrie Troxel, the composition instructor in the Southeast Missouri Music Academy; and two by guest composer Danner.
Fruehwald will perform his composition, titled “Fantasy on an Irish Folk Melody.” It is written for flute solo. Cossaboom’s composition, which is titled “Short Suite,” was written for oboe and bassoon and will be performed by Steve Nelson, an instructor in the Southeast Missouri Music Academy, and Erin Mirley, a Southeast Missouri State music student. Danner will perform one of his compositions, which is written for French horn. Danner’s other composition will be performed by students in Southeast Missouri State University’s Brass Quintet. One of Troxel’s compositions is a vocal selection, “Aspirations,” and will be performed by Lori Shaffer of Southeast’s Department of Music. Troxel’s other composition is a “Piano Suite” and will be performed by Dr. John Shelton, Southeast professor of music and secondary education.
Admission to the concert is $5 for the public, $3 for senior citizens and children, and free for those with a University I.D. For more information on the concert, call (573) 651-2378.
April 23, 1999 --
The annual Senior Exhibition will open with a reception May 7 in the Southeast Missouri State University Museum.
The reception is scheduled for 4 to 7 p.m.
The Senior Exhibition gives graduating seniors the opportunity to prepare their best works for public display. Works from 18 senior art students will be exhibited, and will include paintings, drawings, prints, graphic designs and three-dimensional works. In addition to their creative works, each student will submit a resume, slide portfolio and artist’s statement for public review.
The exhibition is the culmination of an experiential learning course taught by Professor Ronald Clayton. Over the course of the semester, students learn about professional practices, including career management and art market assessment. In the Museum, students gain first-hand experience in what they learned in the classroom, as they are responsible for making decisions about hanging the show, as well as organizing the reception.
The show will remain in the Museum until May 21. The Museum, located in Memorial Hall, is free and open to the public. Hours are Monday, Tuesday and Thursday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Wednesdays and Fridays from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m., and Saturdays from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
For more information, Call (573) 651-2260 or e-mail “firstname.lastname@example.org”.
April 23, 1999 --
The Donald L. Harrison College of Business will be one of several sponsors of a “Professional Challenges Seminar: Discussions Among Students, Faculty, and Accounting and Finance Professionals” to be held April 29 on the campus of Southeast Missouri State University.
The seminar is being held in celebration of Southeast Missouri State University’s 125th Anniversary. According to Dr. Debbie Beard, chair of the Department of Accounting, Finance and Business Law, it will provide the opportunity for practitioners, students and faculty to discuss critical professional issues. In addition, the seminar will honor Dr. John Crampton, who is retiring this spring after 34 years of service to the University.
Registration for the seminar will be from 7:30 to 8:30 a.m. Then from 8:15 to 8:30 a.m., Dr. Gerald McDougall, Dean of the Donald L. Harrison College of Business, and Beard will give a short welcome and introduce special guest Mayor Al Spradling, III. From 8:30 to 9:30 a.m., the discussion topic will be “IMA Initiatives: Partnerships Among Students, Practitioners, and Academians.” From 9:30 to 10:30 a.m., the discussion topic will be “CPA Vision Project Competencies and Skills for the New Finance Professional.” After a short break, the topic from 10:45 to 11:45 a.m. will be “Preparing for the Transition: Building Professional Competencies.” Dr. Charles Kupchella, University provost, will be the lunch speaker from noon to 1 p.m. From 1 to 2 p.m., the topic will be “Educational Requirements’ Impact on Recruiting and the Profession.” “Health Care Management” will be the topic from 2 to 3 p.m., followed by “Consulting, Financial Services, Internal Auditing and Technology” from 3 to 4 p.m. From 4 to 5 p.m., the discussion will cover “Management of a Professional Practice.”
From 5 to 6 p.m., there will be a reception honoring Crampton in the upper level of the Robert A. Dempster Hall Atrium. Crampton has been a professor of accounting, finance and business law at Southeast since 1965. He served as the chair of the department from 1967 to 1985. A scholarship was then established this year in honor of Crampton. The Dr. John V. Crampton MBA Scholarship was established by the Department of Accounting, Finance and Business Law at Southeast along with friends of Crampton. It will be awarded for the first time when the principle reaches $10,000. The scholarship will be given to a graduate student in Southeast’s MBA Program, with an accounting option, or a senior, at the time of application, who has applied for acceptance into the MBA Program. According to Dr. Debbie Beard, Crampton was an integral part of the growth of the department.
“Crampton was a pioneer in the establishment and growth of the Department of Accounting, Finance and Business Law, serving as our first chairperson and as mentor for thousands of our students,” said Beard.
At 6 p.m., the Accounting and Finance Club/IMA Student Chapter will host its annual Banquet in the Dempster Hall Atrium. The chapter will present a variety of awards and special recognitions. The keynote speaker will be Doyle Privett of Robertson, Privett and Scherer in Kennett, Mo., and a member of the Southeast Board of Regents. His presentation will be titled “In the Public Interest.”
“This seminar is a really great opportunity for continuing education for CPA and CMA professionals, for students to make contacts with area employers, for professors to get information on current issues in the field of accounting and finance, and to find out what issues we all need to focus on for the next millennium,” said Beard.
The seminar, which also is being sponsored by the Department of Accounting, Finance and Business Law, The Accounting and Finance Club/IMASC, the Donald L. Harrison College of Business, and the Southeast Missouri University Foundation, will be presented in Glenn Auditorium of Robert A. Dempster Hall. The cost to attend the Professional Challenges Seminar is $75. To attend the seminar and banquet, the cost is $100 and to attend only the banquet, the cost is $25. All profits of the seminar go toward the John V. Crampton MBA Scholarship.
For more information on registration for the seminar or the John V. Crampton MBA Scholarship, please contact Dr. Debbie Beard at (573) 651-2118 or Wanda Lang at (573) 651-2119.
April 23, 1999 --
Jacqueline Holt, park curator of the Blue Ridge Parkway in Asheville, N.C., will be presented with the 1999 Arthur H. Mattingly Award in Historic Preservation May 1.
Holt will receive the award at the annual banquet of the Historic Preservation Association. The banquet will begin with a social hour at 5:30 p.m., followed by dinner at 6:30 p.m. and a program at 8 p.m., all in the University Center Missouriana Room. Banquet tickets are $18; student tickets are $12. To make a reservation, call (573) 651-2180.
The Arthur H. Mattingly Award is given annually to recognize outstanding professional achievement by a graduate of Southeast’s historic preservation program.
In addition, Holt will present a program titled “Museum Work in the National Park Service” at 10 a.m. May 1 in Carnahan Hall Room 109.
Holt is a 1986 graduate of Southeast Missouri State University, where she earned a bachelor of science degree in historic preservation. She has been employed by the National Park Service since 1986. In her position as curator of the Blue Ridge Parkway, Holt has full responsibility for the management of a museum collection that includes more than 200,000 objects. She manages three storage facilities, three visitor center exhibits and six living history sites in the Parkway.
The National Park Service has honored her with three special achievement awards for museum projects in 1989, 1990 and 1993.
April 23, 1999 --
WHAT: The Faculty Dames of Southeast Missouri State University will plant a rose bush in honor of the late Pearl Scully.
WHEN: 11 a.m. May 1
WHERE: Pearl Scully Rose Garden on the grounds of Wildwood, the President’s home at Southeast Missouri State University
WHO: Members of the Faculty Dames will plant the bush. Dr. Mark Scully, former president of Southeast Missouri State University from 1956 to 1975 and widower of Mrs. Scully, will be on hand for the planting.
BACK- GROUND: The coral rose bush “Touch of Class” will be planted to honor the late Mrs. Scully, who served as president of Faculty Dames from 1956 to 1975. Faculty Dames was established in the late 1800s to provide a medium for the intellectual and social development of its members and to serve the University. Membership is open to women faculty, administrators and support professional personnel and to the wives and widows of faculty or retired faculty, administrators and support personnel at Southeast Missouri State University.
April 23, 1999 --
The rural communities of Southeast Missouri invite all visitors and residents to join them as they celebrate spring with good food, open houses, carnivals, fairs, festivals, folk music, dancing, crafts, living history demonstrations and much more during the ninth annual Mississippi Valley Spring Scenic Drive.
The main events for the spring drive, which is sponsored by the Center for Regional History at Southeast Missouri State University, will be held April 24-25, although there will be some events from May to July.
Some of the stops participants might want to make over the two-day period include the Altenburg Historic Sites Tours, Apple Creek Pottery in Old Appleton, the village of Brazeau, the Commerce Museum, the GT Stables near Patton, and the historic Hanover Lutheran Church and one-room school museum, just north of Cape Girardeau. In addition, there will be a variety of events in Marble Hill from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily. The River Ridge Winery near Commerce will be open from noon to 6 p.m. and Rocky Holler, located five miles north of Cape Girardeau on County Road 303 will be open from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. The Jackson KC Hall will be hosting a Spring Craft and Gift Show from 10:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. both days. Other stops include the Saxon Lutheran Memorial, an 1800s farmstead and log cabin village in Frohna; Village Designs at Grandma’s House, a one-of-a-kind shop located in Daisy, Mo.; and the Wicecarver Store Bazaar located in Marble Hill.
On April 24, there also will be a musical presentation by The Holy Blues at Old McKendree Log Church located near Jackson on County Road 306 at 3 p.m.
On April 25, the events begin in Apple Creek with St. Joseph’s Catholic Church Breakfast from 7:30 a.m. to noon. For $6 per person, attendees can sample a variety of food including scrambled eggs, sausage, fried potatoes, milk gravy and fresh homemade bread. In addition, a variety of events will be held in Pocahontas on April 25 as well. The St. John’s Lutheran Church will be holding its annual kettle-cooked beef supper beginning at 3 p.m. Advance tickets are $5 and $5.50 if purchased at the door. There also will be a quilt display with over 200 quilts to see. Then at 7 p.m., the Apple Creek Presbyterian Church will host a Gaslight Hymn Sing.
For more information on the 1999 Spring Drive and Calendar of Events, contact the Cape Girardeau Convention and Visitors Bureau at (573) 777-0068 or the Center for Regional History at (573) 651-2555.
April 23, 1999 --
David Sterling, an assistant professor of community health in the School of Public Health at St. Louis University, will present “Lead Exposures to Children in St. Francois County” at Southeast Missouri State University. Sterling’s presentation, which is being sponsored by the Environmental Science program, is scheduled for Wednesday, April 28, at noon in Rhodes Hall Room 121.
The presentation should be of interest to all those students studying public health and who grew up in local lead exposed areas. It will consist of actual research conducted by Sterling himself.
Sterling teaches a number of courses in environmental and occupational health at Saint Louis University, including classes in industrial hygiene, environmental hazards, risk analysis, and exposure assessment. He is a reviewer for the American Industrial Hygiene Journal and Applied Occupational and Environmental Hygiene Journal. He has a number of publications to his credit as well, including articles in the Journal of Clinical Epidemiology and the Journal of Environmental Health. Sterling is also an active member of the American Industrial Hygiene Association, the American Conference of Government Industrial Hygienists, and the International Society of Exposure Analysis.
April 23, 1999 --
After rave reviews from the first tour, the Southeast Missouri State University Department of Foreign Languages is offering a second tour of Germany's most magical castles for University alumni and friends.
Dr. Dieter Jedan, chair of the Department of Foreign Language, will lead participants to some of the most extraordinary castles and cities of Europe while staying in medieval castles for the duration of the tour. The group is tentatively scheduled to stay at the castle of Gotzenburg in Jagsthausen and at Burg Hirschhorn in Hirschhorn, while they tour some additional castles and attend a number of castle concerts and plays. There also will be trips to Oberammergau and Munich in Germany and to Salzburg and Kufstein in Austria.
The tour is tentatively scheduled to depart from St. Louis on June 9 and return on June 20. The cost of the tour is $2,595, which includes a tax deductible donation to the department's scholarship fund; round-trip air fare from St. Louis; castle stays; two meals per day; all admission fees and all excursions.
Interested persons should send a $100 per person deposit to the Alumni Office at Southeast Missouri State University, One University Plaza, Cape Girardeau, MO 63701. Participation will be limited to 15. For more information, call Jedan at (573) 651-2478.
April 23, 1999 --
Jason Lane of Troy, Ill., a senior political science major at Southeast Missouri State University, has been awarded a Phi Kappa Phi Fellowship worth $7,000 for graduate study during the 1999-2000 academic year.
“I was extremely excited and surprised,” said Lane. “I was just thrilled to be considered for the award. I think it says a lot about the education available at Southeast.”
Lane will pursue his master’s degree in higher education administration at Penn State University. After serving as Student Government President for two consecutive terms, he currently is interning in University President Dale Nitzschke’s office. He is also a member of the Sigma Nu fraternity.
As an active student leader, Lane has also served as an Emerging Leaders Peer Facilitator, Student Activities Council Vice President, a Student Ambassador and a Presidential Ambassador. He has been awarded the Executive Vice President’s Award For Service, as well as being named Outstanding Greek of The Year in his freshman, sophomore and junior year. He was also the first runner up for Man of the Year.
The national Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi was founded at the University of Maine in 1897. The primary objective of the organization is to recognize and award superior scholarship and character. The award presented to Lane is one of 50 competitive fellowships granted around the country. All winners must have been initiated members of the Honor Society and must have been nominated by their local chapters for the national competition.
April 23, 1999 --
The Alumni Association of Southeast Missouri State University has selected seven alumni to receive the University’s Alumni Merit Awards.
The seven will be honored at the Copper Dome Dinner May 7. For the first time, the awards were based on merit with no consideration being given to the college from which the individual was graduated. Alumni Merit Awards have been given since 1958 to graduates or former students who have brought distinction to themselves and the University.
The first Alumni Merit Award winner is Dr. Thomas Gwaltney. Gwaltney, a Sikeston, Mo., native, is a 1957 graduate of Southeast. He graduated from the University with a bachelor of science in elementary education degree. He obtained a master’s degree and a doctoral degree in educational administration and supervision from Southern Illinois University in 1959 and 1963, respectively. Currently, he is professor of education and department honors coordinator at Eastern Michigan University in Ypsilanti, Mich. He and his wife, Dolores, are the parents of three daughters, Anne, Karen and Kristen.
Dr. F. Monte Evens is the second recipient of the Alumni Merit Award. Evens, originally from Herculaneum, Mo., is a 1955 graduate of Southeast. He graduated from the University with a bachelor of science degree in chemistry and mathematics. He then attended Iowa State University, where he received both a master’s and a doctoral degree in 1959 and 1962, respectively. Currently, he is self-employed as a technical consultant and private investment counselor. He and his wife, Alice, currently live in Ponca City, Okla., and are the parents of five daughters, Cynthia, Elizabeth, Amy, Elaine and Gwyn.
Also receiving a Merit Award from the University is Charles Luetje. Originally from Cape Girardeau, Luetje graduated from the University in 1963 with a bachelor of arts degree in zoology and chemistry. In 1967, he earned a doctorate of medicine degree from the University of Missouri School of Medicine in Columbia, Mo. Currently, he is self-employed as a physician and ear surgeon at Otologic Center, Inc., located in Kansas City, Mo. He and his wife, Sandra, a 1964 graduate of Southeast, currently reside in Olathe, Kan., and are the parents of three children, Charles, Kevin and David Andrew.
The next recipient of an Alumni Merit Award is Dwain Hahs, a native of Jackson, Mo. Hahs, a 1974 graduate of Southeast, earned a bachelor of science in business administration degree, marketing major. Presently, he is the executive vice president of the corporation and president of the Global Eyewear Business at Bausch and Lomb, Inc. He and his wife, Susan, currently live in Fairport, N.Y., and are the parents of two children, Justin and Jessica.
Shirley Virdon, a Neelyville, Mo., native, also is being recognized by the Alumni Association with the presentation of a Merit Award. Virdon, a 1951 graduate of the University, earned a bachelor of science in education degree with a major in English. Currently, she resides in Springfield, Mo., is an active member in many charitable and volunteer organizations. She and her husband, William, have three daughters, Debbie, Linda and Lisa.
Franklin Owen, a 1938 graduate of the University, is the next recipient of an Alumni Merit Award. Owen, originally from Marble Hill, Mo., earned a bachelor of arts degree in history from Southeast. From 1939 to 1942, he attended the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville, Ky. In 1956, he received an honorary doctor of divinity degree from Georgetown College, Georgetown, Ky. In 1982, he received another honorary doctor of divinity degree from Campbellsville College, Campbellsville, Ky. A retired clergyman, he and his wife, Sue, currently reside in Lexington, Ky., and are the parents of three children, Franklin, John and William.
The final recipient of an Alumni Merit Award is Chester Lindhoff. Lindhoff, a 1934 graduate of the University, received a bachelor of science in education degree, technology. Currently, Lindhoff is a retired businessman--retiring in 1975 from his personal business, Accurate, Inc. He and his wife, Amy Nelle, also a 1934 graduate of the University, live in Sun City Ariz., and are the parents of two children, Steven and Ann.
Prior to the Copper Dome Dinner, a Former Presidents’ Reception will be held from 4:30 p.m. to 6 p.m. in the Show Me Center meeting rooms. The public is invited.