It's difficult to find a fitting 16-year thank you. That's what Southeast Missouri State University Student Government Association President Caleb Cockrill said was the case with retiring university president President Dr.... >>
Dobbins couple to be honored
It's difficult to find a fitting 16-year thank you. That's what Southeast Missouri State University Student Government Association President Caleb Cockrill said was the case with retiring university president President Dr. Kenneth W. Dobbins. Even so, on Dec. 22 of last year, the Board of Regents announced the River Campus Center would be renamed in honor of Dobbins and his wife, Jeanine Larson Dobbins. A dedication is set for this Friday to formally recognize the couple...
Eastern Illinois University professor to showcase 'Emanations' exhibit at the River Campus Art Gallery
Students of Southeast Missouri State University will have the chance to view pieces of art from an established professor from outside the Cape Girardeau area. Eastern Illinois University professor Chris Kahler's exhibit "Emanations" will focus on artistic ability and expression...
Department of Theatre and Dance presents spring musical 'The King and I'
Because of her experience teaching private voice lessons to children, Hannah Lundy said being cast for the role of Anna Leonowens in Southeast Missouri State University's spring musical production of "The King and I" didn't feel too foreign. "Being in a leadership role, especially around children, was not hard for me to transition into," Lundy said. "It's very personal for me."...
Crisp museum to host annual high school art exhibition
High school students who live within 100 miles of Southeast Missouri State University will have a chance to represent their school at the "Exhibiting Excellence: 37th Annual High School Art Exhibition" beginning Feb. 8. Art educators at the high school level were invited to submit 15 of their 11-12 grade students' artwork. The artwork could consist of drawing, painting, printmaking, sculpture, ceramics, photography and mixed media...
Miranda Lambert to hold sold out show at Show Me Center
The Show Me Center will be hosting Grammy-winning country music star Miranda Lambert on her Certified Platinum Tour on Feb. 26. This will be Lambert's third time performing at the Show Me Center. In her prior appearances she opened for her now husband Blake Shelton, fellow country music act Dierks Bentley and in October of 2011, she performed as the headliner...
Southeast literary journal 'Journey' encourages creative expression
"Journey" is an annual literary journal that publishes original writing by Southeast Missouri State University students. The first Southeast literary magazine was "The Potboiler," which was first published in 1966 and lasted for four issues. The literary magazine was reproduced in 1971 as "Journey," and has been published annually ever since...
Renowned trombonist to play in Clark Terry/Phi Mu Alpha Jazz Festival
Grammy Award-winning trombonist Michael Dease will perform with Southeast Missouri State University students in the 17th annual Clark Terry/Phi Mu Alpha Jazz Festival. "Phi Mu Alpha is a music fraternity that runs the jazz festival," Dr. Robert Conger, director of the jazz program at Southeast, said. ...
Locally-shot 'Love Chronicles (of the Cape)' tells eclectic mix of love stories
Most have heard the passage on the attributes of love from 1 Corinthians 13 a time or two. "Love is patient, love is kind," the passage starts. "It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It does not dishonor others, it is not self seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always preserves. Love never fails."...
Music department chair's travels abroad shape him as a leader, musician
The first thing Department of Music chair Dr. Kevin Hampton does in the morning is brew a warm cup of coffee, perhaps accompanied by a second, third or fourth as the day continues. Hampton has served as chair of Southeast Missouri State University's music department since the fall of 2013. ...
Juried exhibit displays variety of artwork on national scale
Ceramic bricks are 9 inches in length. Southeast Missouri State University ceramics professor Benjie Heu used those same parameters as the basis for his juried exhibition. "Monumental Ideas/Intimate Scale: A National Juried Exhibition" will open in the River Campus Art Gallery on Feb. 2...
Department of Music's opera performances challenge stereotyped image
Dr. Christopher Goeke sat down his cast for the Department of Music's presentation of two of Gian Carlo Menotti's one-act operas after a Thursday rehearsal and directed them to "put on their oxygen tanks" and "strap on their gloves," they were on an uphill climb toward opening night...
River Campus Center will be named to honor Dobbins duo
The Board of Regents announced on Dec. 22 that the River Campus Center at Southeast Missouri State University will be named after the university's current president, Dr. Kenneth W. Dobbins, and his wife, Jeanine Larson Dobbins. Construction on the River Campus Center, a 90,000-square-foot building adjacent to the university's River Campus, was completed in August. The board of regents unanimously voted to name the building The Ken and Jeanine Dobbins River Campus Center...
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