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Missouri State Newsletter Newsletter for Sunday January 04, 2009


Missouri State Newsletter Newsletter for Sunday January 04, 2009 ( 553 items )  

$1.14 MILLION GRANT TO FUND NANOSCIENCE EQUIPMENT
MARYVILLE, Mo., Sept. 29 -- Northwest Missouri State University issued the following news release: As anticipated, Northwest has received a $1.14 million federal grant that will be used to equip nanoscience laboratories in the University's new Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship. When completed next year, the high-technology business incubator and academic facility will house corporate tenants and the University's newly formed Graduate Applied Research Center. The CIE will also incl  more

$15,000 GRANT TO FUND STUDENT CHARITY EFFORTS
MARYVILLE, Mo., Sept. 10 -- Northwest Missouri State University issued the following news release: Northwest Missouri State University today announced that it is one of ten academic institutions chosen to participate in the 2008-'09 Students4Giving program made possible through a $15,000 grant sponsored by The Fidelity Charitable Gift Fund and Campus Compact. Now in its second year, Students4Giving promotes philanthropic education efforts at colleges and universities across the country an  more

'BILOXI BLUES' APRIL 10-12, APRIL 18-20 IN BEDELL PERFORMANCE HALL
CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo., March 19 -- Southeast Missouri State University issued the following news release: Southeast Missouri State University's Department of Theatre and Dance presents Neil Simon's Tony Award-winning smash-hit comedy, "Biloxi Blues," at 7:30 p.m. April 10-12 and April 18-19 and at 2 p.m. April 20 at the River Campus. Simon is considered by many to be America's greatest playwright, and "Biloxi Blues" represents the second chapter in what is known as his "Eugene Trilogy"-the f  more

'BRIDGES' CONFERENCE TO ADDRESS COLLEGE READINESS GAP
MARYVILLE, Mo., Oct. 8 -- Northwest Missouri State University issued the following news release: Educators from throughout Northwest Missouri will gather Monday, Oct. 27, at the Heartland Foundation's Empower Plant in St. Joseph for a day-long Building Bridges conference sponsored by Northwest Missouri State University. Northwest's Building Bridges initiative is an effort being undertaken in conjunction with area high schools in order to better align secondary curricula with academic requ  more

'CARDINAL POINTS' COMING TO ROSEMARY BERKEL AND HARRY L. CRISP II MUSEUM
CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo., April 17 -- Southeast Missouri State University issued the following news release: The Rosemary Berkel and Harry L. Crisp II Museum will present "Cardinal Points/Puntos Cardinales: A Survey of Contemporary Latino and Latin American Art from the Sprint Nextel Art Collection" May 11 to July 22. The works in this exhibition-created by artists from Mexico, the Caribbean, Central America, South America, and the United States during the last two decades-are extremely diverse  more

'COMPUTERS ON FARM' PROGRAM IS TAUGHT BY FARMERS; ANNUAL MEETING SET AT LAKE OF THE OZARKS, JAN. 9-10
COLUMBIA, Mo., Dec. 30 -- The University of Missouri College of Food & Natural Resources issued the following news release: Farmers will share their technical tips on how to use computers to learn more and farm better at the annual Computers on the Farm Conference and Vendor Show, Jan. 9-10, at Osage Beach, Mo. The conference will be at Tan-Tar-A Resort on the Lake of the Ozarks. A $115 registration fee covers all materials and meals. Participants can register at the door. The program open  more

'DESOTO AND THE DEATH OF THE MISSISSIPPIANS' TOPIC OF FEB. 12 LECTURE
CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo., Feb. 8 -- Southeast Missouri State University issued the following news release: "DeSoto and the Death of the Mississippians," a lecture by James Phillips, will be presented Feb. 12 at Southeast Missouri State University's River Campus. The lecture, sponsored by the Rosemary Berkel and Harry L. Crisp II Southeast Missouri Regional Museum, is scheduled for 6:30 p.m. in the John and Betty Glenn Convocation Center. The event is free and open to the public. During his e  more

'DISASTER PSYCHOLOGIST' TO SPEAK AT STUDENT CONFERENCE
MARYVILLE, Mo., Oct. 1 -- Northwest Missouri State University issued the following news release: Northwest's Department of Psychology, Sociology and Counseling will host the fourth annual Missouri Undergraduate Psychology Conference Friday, Nov. 14. Carrying the theme Experiential Learning & Applied Knowledge, this year's conference will feature a keynote address by Dr. Grady Bray titled "The Trauma That Does Not Bleed." Though paid registraistration is required for those planning to at  more

'EXPLORING THE WORLD OF INDUSTRIAL AND ENGINEERING TECHNOLOGY AT SOUTHEAST' PLANNED FOR MARCH 27
CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo., March 11 -- Southeast Missouri State University issued the following news release: The Department of Industrial and Engineering Technology at Southeast Missouri State University is inviting counselors, directors, and instructors who teach math, science, computer and industrial technology related subjects to attend a program March 27 entitled "Exploring the World of Industrial and Engineering Technology at Southeast." The event will be held in the Otto and Della Seabaug  more

'MOLIERE THAN THOU' FEATURES PLAYWRIGHT'S 'GREATEST HITS'
MARYVILLE, Mo., Oct. 31 -- Northwest Missouri State University issued the following news release: Theatre Northwest, the University's dramatic arts program, will present internationally recognized classical actor Tim Mooney in his acclaimed one-man show "Molière than Thou" at 8 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 11, in the Performing Arts Center's Mary Linn Auditorium. Admission is free. Molière (1622-1673) was a French playwright and actor who is considered one of Western literature's great masters of t  more

'PRESIDENTIAL PRACTICE: RHETORICAL CHALLENGE OF CAMPAIGNING' TOPIC OF GRAUEL LECTURE
CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo., March 31 -- Southeast Missouri State University issued the following news release: "Presidential Practice: The Rhetorical Challenge of Campaigning" will be the topic of the annual H.O. Grauel Lecture April 8 at Southeast Missouri State University. Dr. Wayne Fields from Washington University will present the lecture, sponsored by the Department of English, at 7 p.m. in Glenn Auditorium of Dempster Hall. Fields is the Lynn Cooper Harvey Distinguished Chair in English  more

'REMEMBERING THE REV. MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR. AND HIS LETTER FROM THE BIRMINGHAM JAIL' LECTURE APRIL 14
CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo., April 1 -- Southeast Missouri State University issued the following news release: The Rosemary Berkel and Harry L. Crisp II Southeast Missouri Regional Museum will sponsor a lecture entitled "Remembering the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and his Letter from the Birmingham Jail," April 14 from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. in the John and Betty Glenn Convocation Center at the Southeast Missouri State University River Campus. The presentation will be given by Dr. Debra Miles, an a  more

'REMEMBERING THE ROAD TO BROWN' POSTPONED
CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo., Feb. 21 -- Southeast Missouri State University issued the following news release: Due to inclement weather, a presentation titled "Remembering the Road to Brown: Four Social Engineers in the Fight for Civil Rights" to have been presented Feb. 21 by Dr. Debra Miles, has been postponed. Miles was to have discussed the use of Charles Hamilton Houston's strategy to end segregation in public education. The event had been scheduled for 6:30 p.m. in Room 257 of the Seminary Buil  more

'RING OF FIRE' PERFORMANCE STILL SCHEDULED FOR FEB. 13
CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo., Feb. 13 -- Southeast Missouri State University issued the following news release: The "Ring of Fire" performance scheduled for 7:30 p.m. tonight, Wednesday, Feb. 13, will go on as planned at the Southeast Missouri State University River Campus.  more

'THE QUILT LADY' CLOSES IN ON GOAL OF 1000 QUILTS FOR FOSTER CHILDREN
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo., Dec. 30 -- The Missouri Department of Social Services issued the following news release: Continuing the volunteer work she did for nine years in Oklahoma, an 85-year-old Jefferson City woman has made 987 quilts for foster children. Louise Parvin's goal is 1000 quilts. "I started making quilts when I was 10, and made a few through the years," Parvin said. "When I was living in Oklahoma, I saw an article in the local newspaper in 1992 about the needs of foster children.   more

'TIME' MAGAZINE'S CARNEY OPENS 2008-'09 LECTURE SERIES
MARYVILLE, Mo., Sept. 10 -- Northwest Missouri State University issued the following news release: "Time" magazine Washington Bureau Chief Jay Carney leads off Northwest's 2009-'09 Distinguished Lecture Series at 8 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 2, in the Performing Arts Center. Sponsored by the Office of Campus Activities with support from the Office of the Provost, the event is free and open to the public. Carney, one of the nation's most distinguished journalists, has been writing about politi  more

'WHY WE FIGHT' FILMMAKER IS NEXT DISTINGUISHED LECTURER
MARYVILLE, Mo., Nov. 4 -- Northwest Missouri State University issued the following news release: Documentary filmmaker Eugene Jarecki is the next speaker in Northwest's 2008-'09 Distinguished Lecture Series. Jarecki's appearance on campus is scheduled for 8 p.m. Monday, Nov. 17, in the Performing Arts Center. Admission is free. Sponsored by Campus Activities with support from the Office of the Provost, the annual series brings nationally and internationally prominent writers, thinkers, art  more

1,082 STUDENTS TO RECEIVE DEGREES AT SOUTHEAST SPRING COMMENCEMENT
CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo., April 29 -- Southeast Missouri State University issued the following news release: A total of 1,082 students - 905 undergraduates and 177 graduate students - will receive their degrees at spring commencement exercises at 2 p.m. May 10 in the Show Me Center at Southeast Missouri State. Art Wallhausen, associate to the president at Southeast Missouri State University, will deliver the commencement address. Wallhausen joined the University staff in 1984 as coordinator   more

2008 Drury Graduate, Julia Moyer, Receives National Leadership Position
SPRINGFIELD, Mo., June 25 -- Drury University issued the following news release: Julia Moyer, a 2008 Drury graduate, was appointed to serve as a section coordinator for Mortar Board. Mortar Board is a well known national honor society for university seniors. It recognizes college seniors for outstanding achievement in scholarship, leadership and service. The organization has 226 chartered collegiate and 18 active alumni chapters with nearly a quarter of a million initiated members across t  more

2008 NORTHWEST HOMECOMING WINNERS
MARYVILLE, Mo., Oct. 22 -- Northwest Missouri State University issued the following news release: Banner Highly Competitive * 4th place receives a Certificate and $45 Alpha Delta Pi * 3rd place receives a plaque and $55 Phi Delta Theta * 2nd place receives a plaque and $65 Phi Sigma Kappa * 1st place receives a Trophy and $75 Sigma Kappa Competitive * 4th place receives a Certificate and $45 Missouri Academy * 3rd place receives plaque and $55 Alpha Psi Omega * 2nd   more

2008-'09 UP 'TIL DAWN CAMPAIGN SETS $115,000 GOAL
MARYVILLE, Mo., Oct. 28 -- Northwest Missouri State University issued the following news release: Approximately 500 Northwest students from Greek-letter organizations and other campus groups are expected to participate in this year's Up 'til Dawn fundraising drive benefiting St. Jude Children's Research Hospital in Memphis, Tenn. The Office of Campus Activities will host the drive's All-team Meeting (ATM) at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 29, on the third floor of the J.W. Jones Student Union.  more

28 BOOTHEEL RESIDENTS GRADUATE FROM ENTREPRENEURIAL TRAINING PROGRAM
CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo., March 5 -- Southeast Missouri State University issued the following news release: Twenty-eight residents of the Missouri Bootheel graduated Feb. 26 from the six-week Operation Jump-Start entrepreneurial training program, the first step in a process toward them owning their own businesses. The graduation ceremony was held at the University of Missouri Delta Center in Portageville, Mo. The free course is a result of partnerships between Southeast Missouri State Univer  more

A GREAT TOURIST DESTINATION
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo., Dec. 26 -- Gov. Matt Blunt, R-Mo., issued the following press release: For centuries, Americans and people from around the world have been visiting Missouri for its history, beauty and many attractions. They come to experience the urban excitement in St. Louis and Kansas City, our rustic beauty in the Ozarks, our natural wonders in state and national parks, our vibrant lakes, and our Missouri hospitality everywhere. And they are still coming today. Today's visitors com  more

ACKLEYS OF MEADVILLE ARE NORTHWEST FAMILY OF THE YEAR
MARYVILLE, Mo., Sept. 15 -- Northwest Missouri State University issued the following news release: The Ackley family of Meadville, which has a Bearcat tradition stretching across three generations, was recognized during halftime of the Saturday, Sept. 13, Family Weekend home football game as the University's 2008 Family of the Year. Sponsored by University food service and maintenance vendor Aramark, the Family of the Year award is bestowed each fall during the University's three-day salu  more

ADAM LONGMORE HIRED AS ASSISTANT COACH FOR SOUTHERN UTAH UNIVERSITY VOLLEYBALL
CEDAR CITY, Utah, Aug. 8 -- Southern Utah University issued the following news release: Southern Utah women's volleyball head coach announced the hiring of Adam Longmore as an assistant coach with the program today. Longmore, a native of Utah and graduate of Murray High School and Utah State University, returns to the Beehive State after spending the past five years in Fulton, Missouri at William Woods University. While at WWU, Longmore served as the head coach from 2004-2007, overseeing a  more

AG'S LARSON HONORED FOR ROLE IN INTERNSHIP PROGRAM
MARYVILLE, Mo., Sept. 16 -- Northwest Missouri State University issued the following news release: Dr. Arley Larson, associate professor and chair of Northwest's Department of Agriculture, recently received the Friends of GROWMARK Award at the agricultural supply cooperative's annual meeting in Chicago. Larson was honored for his work in promoting Northwest students qualified to fill both internships and full-time positions within the company, whose member coops supply farmers in the Unit  more

AGRITALK RADIO PROGRAM TO FEATURE NORTHWEST
MARYVILLE, Mo., Oct. 13 -- Northwest Missouri State University issued the following news release: Northwest faculty and staff will be featured guests on this week's installment of AgriTalk, a nationally syndicated radio program that will air live from 10-11 a.m. Friday, Oct. 17, from the Maryville campus. Area listeners can tune into the program on KFEQ (AM 680) in St. Joseph, which serves as the St. Louis-based program's flagship station. The show is also carried by KSIB (AM 1520) in Cre  more

AIR FORCE WOODWIND QUINTET CONCERT CANCELLED
CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo., March 25 -- Southeast Missouri State University issued the following news release: Due to illness, the U.S. Air Force Band of Mid-America Woodwind Quintet scheduled for 7:30 p.m. Thursday, April 10, has been cancelled. The concert was to have been held in the Robert F. and Gertrude L. Shuck Music Recital Hall in the Seminary Building on Southeast Missouri State University's River Campus. For more information, contact the River Campus Box Office at (573) 651-2265  more

Alum Receives AMA Physician's Scholarship
ST. LOUIS, Mo., Aug. 29 -- Maryville University issued the following news release: Dominic Sanford, '05, a fourth-year medical student at University of Missouri-Columbia, has received an American Medical Association Physicians of Tomorrow Scholarship. The award recognizes Sanford as among the best of next-generation physicians and as someone committed to making a difference in the medical profession. Sanford graduated Summa Cum Laude from Maryville University with a bachelor's degree in bi  more

AMERICAN PHYSICAL SOCIETY HONORS UNIVERSITY OF MISSOURI-KANSAS CITY PROFESSOR FOR RESEARCH
KANSAS CITY, Mo., Dec 15 -- The University of Missouri at Kansas City issued the following news release: At its November meeting, the American Physical Society (APS) elected University of Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC) Curators' Professor Wai-Yim Ching to its Fellowship Society - an honor bestowed to only the top half of 1 percent of its members. With more than 45,000 members, the College Park, Md.-based American Physical Society is the second-largest organization of physicists. According to  more

AMERICAN RED CROSS HOLDING BLOOD DRIVE APRIL 3 AT SIKESTON CAMPUS
CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo., March 25 -- Southeast Missouri State University issued the following news release: The American Red Cross will hold a blood drive April 3 at Southeast Missouri State University-Sikeston. Donors interested in helping to maintain an adequate blood supply may donate from 3 to 7 p.m. Signups are scheduled for 3-6 p.m. on March 31 for those wanting to reserve a specific donation time. Donors also may call the Sikeston campus office at (573) 472-3210 to register for a des  more

AMERICAN RED CROSS HOLDING BLOOD DRIVE AT SOUTHEAST APRIL 7
CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo., March 19 -- Southeast Missouri State University issued the following news release: The American Red Cross will hold a blood drive April 7 at Southeast Missouri State University. Donors interested in helping to maintain an adequate blood supply may donate from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. in Robert A. Dempster Hall. All donors who attempt to donate blood will receive a complimentary T-shirt. Healthy individuals who are at least 17 years old and weigh 110 pounds or more are   more

Angele Dubeau And La Pieta Comes To Cottey Friday, Oct. 24
NEVADA, Mo., Oct. 14 -- Cotley College issued the following news release: The string ensemble Angele Dubeau and La Pieta will be at Cottey College performing in the Missouri Recital Hall at 8 p.m. on Friday, October 24, 2008. Angele Dubeau and La Pieta is a string ensemble for piano, uniquely composed of eight women, that brings together some of the finest musicians in Canada. The excellence, precision, and force of each artist as well as the camaraderie that unite them, give an exceptiona  more

ANIMAL PLANET'S JEFF CORWIN TO SPEAK AT NORTHWEST
MARYVILLE, Mo., Sept. 24 -- Northwest Missouri State University issued the following news release: Conservationist and Emmy-winning television personality Jeff Corwin will speak at Northwest at 7:30 p.m. Monday, Oct. 6, in Charles Johnson Theater. Corwin's appearance, which is being sponsored by the Student Activities Council, is free and open to the public. An outspoken advocate on behalf of endangered species and ecosystem preservation, Corwin is known to viewers of the Animal Planet ch  more

ANNUAL STUDENT JURIED ART EXHIBITION OPENING APRIL 4 IN RIVER CAMPUS ART GALLERY
CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo., April 2 -- Southeast Missouri State University issued the following news release: The Southeast Missouri State University Department of Art will present its Annual Art Student Juried Art Exhibition April 4-25 in the River Campus Art Gallery in the Seminary Building at Southeast's River Campus. An opening reception is scheduled for 3-6 p.m. Friday, April 4, in the Seminary Building Room 106. Admission is free. This exhibit features work produced by students enrolled   more

ARBORETUM RECOVERY WELL UNDERWAY A YEAR AFTER STORM
MARYVILLE, Mo., Nov. 18 -- Northwest Missouri State University issued the following news release: Addressing the Northwest faculty and staff in the wake of a catastrophic ice storm that struck Maryville on the night of Dec. 10, 2007, University President Dean L. Hubbard declared, "This campus and this arboretum will be better than it ever was." As the first anniversary of the ice storm approaches, that pledge is well on the way to becoming reality. The storm - which left thousands across   more

AREA STUDENTS INVITED TO COMPUTING VISIT DAY
MARYVILLE, Mo., Sept. 30 -- Northwest Missouri State University issued the following news release: Northwest's Department of Computer Science and Information Systems will host Computing Visit Day from 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 1. The event is designed for high school students from throughout the four-state region interested in preparing for a variety of computing-related careers. Dr. Dean Sanders, professor of computer science and information systems, said the day will feature a  more

ARISTOPHANES' 'THE BIRDS' FLIES INTO NEW STUDIO THEATER
MARYVILLE, Mo., Oct. 29 -- Northwest Missouri State University issued the following news release: Northwest's dramatic arts program will present Aristophanes' "The Birds" in November in the Performing Art Center's newly completed studio theater. Evening performances for the Mainstage production will begin at 7:30 p.m. Show dates are Nov. 6-8 (Thursday through Saturday) and Nov. 13-15 (Thursday through Saturday). General admission tickets cost $8 at the door. For reservations, call 660.562  more

ARKANSAS PSC REPORTS FILING IN MATTER OF SUMMARY COVER SHEETS TO BE COMPLETED AND FILED WITH ANY NEW COMMISSION DOCKET INITIATED ON OR AFTER JAN. 1, 2009
LITTLE ROCK, Ark., Dec. 29 -- The Arkansas Public Service Commission reported the following filing: Docket: 08-171-A Style: IN THE MATTER OF SUMMARY COVER SHEETS TO BE COMPLETED AND FILED WITH ANY NEW COMMISSION DOCKET INITIATED ON OR AFTER JANUARY 1, 2009 Electronic: True Open: True Company Name/Docket Role APSC Commissioners/Commission Initiating Party APSC General Staff Party 1-800-Reconex, Inc. Party sua sponte 3U Telecom Inc. Party sua sponte 800 Response Infor  more

ARREST MADE IN ARMED ROBBERY OF ICE CREAM SHOP
LAS CRUCES, N.M., Oct. 15 -- The city of Las Cruces issued the following news release: Las Cruces Police have arrested a man wanted in this afternoon's armed robbery of an ice cream shop. Ricky J. Garcia, 44, who has addresses in Hatch, N.M., and Las Cruces, was arrested and charged with one count of armed robbery and one count of tampering with evidence. He will be booked into the Dona Ana County Detention Center later today. Police were notified just before 4 p.m. today of an armed ro  more

ART OF FRIDA KAHLO TOPIC OF MAY 1 LECTURE
CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo., April 18 -- Southeast Missouri State University issued the following news release: A lecture titled "Identity and Discord in the Art of Frida Kahlo" will be presented at 6:30 p.m. May 1 in the John and Betty Glenn Convocation Center, 518 S. Fountain St., at Southeast Missouri State University's River Campus. This free lecture, presented by Dr. Stanley Grand, director of the Rosemary Berkel and Harry L. Crisp II Southeast Missouri Regional Museum, is presented as a prel  more

Art Quilts Exhibit at SBU's Driskill Gallery
BOLIVAR, Mo., Oct. 28 -- Southwest Baptist University issued the following news release: The Driskill Gallery in the Jester Learning and Performance Center of Southwest Baptist University will present artwork by Emmie Seaman from Stockton, Missouri. The show will run through November 20. There will be an opening reception on Friday, October 31, from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. Seaman is an avid gardener who loves to photograph what grows around her. From these photos, she is inspired to crea  more

Arts, Fine Crafts to be Exhibited at William Woods
FULTON, Mo., July 28 -- William Woods University issued the following news release: The exhibition of juried artwork featuring the Best of Missouri Hands artists will be on display at William Woods University Aug. 14 through Sept. 14. "Celebrating Creativity" will be held in the Mildred M. Cox Gallery, located in WWU's Gladys Woods Kemper Center for the Arts. The top three award winners in the show are: A self-portrait in pastel by Stephen Eidson of Roach (1st place), a watercolor by Bren  more

Ashley Dame Receives SBU Library Award
BOLIVAR, Mo., Nov. 14 -- Southwest Baptist University issued the following news release: Southwest Baptist's University's Harriet K. Hutchens Library has announced that Ashley Dame, Lebanon, Missouri, was honored as the Outstanding University Libraries Student Assistant of the Month for September 2008. The University Libraries' faculty and staff established the monthly award to recognize outstanding employment characteristics such as dependability, quality of work, motivation, attitude, and c  more

ASSOCIATE CHANCELLOR NOE NAMED DEAN OF THE COLLEGE OF EDUCATION
CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo., April 17 -- Southeast Missouri State University issued the following news release: Dr. Margaret Noe, associate chancellor for access and equal opportunity and associate professor of educational leadership at the University of Illinois at Springfield has been named dean of the College of Education at Southeast Missouri State University. Noe replaces Dr. I. Sue Shepard who is retiring. Noe will begin her new duties at Southeast July 1. The dean of the College of Educa  more

ASSOCIATED ELECTRIC COOPERATIVE DONATES TWO SCHOLARSHIPS FOR SIKESTON CAMPUS STUDENTS
CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo., March 20 -- Southeast Missouri State University issued the following news release: Associated Electric Cooperative's (AECI) New Madrid Power Plant, located near New Madrid, Mo., has made a gift to provide two $1,250 annual scholarships to students attending Southeast Missouri State University-Sikeston. AECI is owned by and provides wholesale power to six regional and 51 local electric cooperative systems in Missouri, southeast Iowa and northeast Oklahoma that serve mor  more

ATHLETIC TRAINERS TO HOST ANNUAL 5K FUNDRAISER
MARYVILLE, Mo., Sept. 4 -- Northwest Missouri State University issued the following news release: Northwest's athletic training staff will host its annual 5K Run/Walk/Roll fundraiser Saturday, Sept. 13, a date that coincides with the University's Family Weekend and the Bearcats' home football game against the Missouri Western Griffons. Registration for the run/walk/roll begins at 6:30 a.m. in the circle drive in front of Bearcat Arena (Lamkin Activity Center), and the event starts at 7 a.  more

Athletics/Activities Administration Program Offered in Earth City
FULTON, Mo., Aug. 28 -- William Woods University issued the following news release: William Woods University offers Earth City area residents the opportunity to pursue a master of education degree in athletics/activities administration while working full time. An orientation will be held at 5:30 p.m. Sept. 15 in Four Points by Sheraton, 3400 Rider Trail South, Earth City. Prospective students are encouraged to contact the university's Graduate & Adult Studies program prior to then, but   more

Athletics/Activities Administration Program Offered in Earth City
FULTON, Mo., Aug. 20 -- William Woods University issued the following news release: William Woods University offers Earth City area residents the opportunity to pursue a master of education degree in athletics/activities administration while working full time. An orientation will be held at 5:30 p.m. Sept. 15 at Daktronics Inc., 4132 Shoreline Dr # H, Earth City. Prospective students are encouraged to contact the university's Graduate & Adult Studies program prior to then, but walk-ins   more

Athletics/Activities Administration Program Offered in Springfield
FULTON, Mo., Aug. 28 -- William Woods University issued the following news release: William Woods University offers Springfield area residents the opportunity to pursue a master of education degree in athletics/activities administration while working full time. An orientation will be held at 5:30 p.m. Oct. 1, in the Fine Arts Room of Immaculate Conception School, 3555 S. Fremont, Springfield. Prospective students are encouraged to contact the university's Graduate & Adult Studies progra  more

ATTORNEY SWINGLE TO PRESENT BECKWITH LECTURE
CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo., March 12 -- Southeast Missouri State University issued the following news release: Local author and Cape Girardeau County Prosecuting Attorney Morley Swingle will give the annual Beckwith Lecture March 18 at Southeast Missouri State University. The lecture is scheduled for 6:30-7:30 p.m. in the John and Betty Glenn Convocation Center at Southeast's River Campus. The event is free and open to the public. In his lecture, "Researching Bootheel Man," Swingle will talk  more

AUTHOR DARREN DEFRAIN TO READ AT VISITING WRITERS EVENT
MARYVILLE, Mo., Sept. 29 -- Northwest Missouri State University issued the following news release: Author Darren DeFrain will read from his work during a Visiting Writer's Series Event at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 22, in the J.W. Jones Student Union Boardroom. DeFrain holds a Ph.D. in creative writing from Western Michigan University and a master's in fine arts from Texas State. His novel, "The Salt Palace," was short-listed as a best novel of 2005 in several national periodicals and newspape  more

Author Discusses Careers In Nonprofits
LIBERTY, Mo., Oct. 15 -- William Jewel College issued the following news release: Shelly Cryer, the founder of the Initiative for Nonprofit Sector Careers, will discuss her new book The Nonprofit Career Guide: How to Land a Job that Makes a Difference. The October 22 event begins with a 5 p.m. reception, followed by the 5:30 p.m. program in Room 222 of Yates-Gill College Union on the William Jewell College campus in Liberty, Mo. This free event is open to everyone interested in learning more   more

Author To Speak At Cottey On Oct. 20
NEVADA, Mo., Oct. 9 -- Cotley College issued the following news release: Best selling author Ellen Hopkins will speak to the Cottey College campus and the Nevada community at 8 p.m. on Monday, October 20, in the Missouri Recital Hall. Admission is free. Hopkins speaks on the writing process, life as an author, and the "stories behind the stories" in her books. Her major goal is to reach out to young adults through her novels. Her New York Times bestsellers, Crank and Glass are loosely base  more

AUTISM ADVISORY PANEL'S MEETING CANCELED
CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo., Feb. 13 -- Southeast Missouri State University issued the following news release: Due to the winter weather conditions that have impacted the Cape Girardeau area as a result of the ice storm, the Autism Advisory Panel's meeting scheduled for 4:30 p.m. today, Feb. 13, has been cancelled.  more

BAINES LOOKING TO MOVE UP IN RECORD BOOKS
EVANSVILLE, Ind., Feb. 20 -- University of Southern Indiana issued the following news release: Senior forward Jasmine Baines (Jeffersonville, Indiana) will be looking to move up in the record books this weekend when the University of Southern Indiana women's basketball team visits Southern Illinois University Edwardsville and Quincy University. USI (9-14, 4-11 GLVC) takes on SIU Edwardsville Thursday at 5:30 p.m. in Edwardsville, Illinois, and Quincy Saturday at 1 p.m. in Quincy, Illinois.  more

BAND PROGRAM PERFORMING 'DANCES, DANCES, AND MORE DANCES'
CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo., April 4 -- Southeast Missouri State University issued the following news release: The Southeast Missouri State University Department of Music Band Program will hold its final concert of the season entitled "Dances, Dances, and More Dances" at 7:30 p.m. April 24 in the Donald C. Bedell Performance Hall in the Cultural Arts Center located on the River Campus. The concert will feature The University Concert Band and the Southeast Wind Symphony. The Concert Band will prese  more

BARTIK ENSHRINED IN PREMIER COMPUTING HALL OF FAME
MARYVILLE, Mo., Oct. 29 -- Northwest Missouri State University issued the following news release: Computing pioneer and Northwest alumna Jean Jennings Bartik was honored Oct. 21 during a black-tie gala at the Computer History Museum in Mountain View, Calif. Considered the premier repository of computing history in the world, the museum presented Bartik with its Fellow Award, meaning she will be enshrined in the CHM Hall of Fellows, sometimes described as "the Cooperstown of Computing."   more

BASEBALL TOURNAMENT SCHEDULE CHANGE
EVANSVILLE, Ind., Feb. 20 -- University of Southern Indiana issued the following news release: The Holiday Inn Express/University of Southern Indiana Invitational baseball tournament, scheduled to run Friday through Sunday at the USI Baseball Field, has been pushed back to Sunday and Monday. Game times on Sunday and Monday are 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. each day. The pairing between 22nd-ranked USI (2-4), Missouri Western State University (0-0), and Winona State University (0-0) are still to be de  more

BERG, SEMPLE CHOOSE UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHERN INDIANA TO CONTINUE VOLLEYBALL CAREER
EVANSVILLE, Ind., May 5 -- University of Southern Indiana issued the following news release: The University of Southern Indiana volleyball team announced that 5'6" freshman setter/defensive specialist Stephanie Berg (Waterloo, Illinois) and 5'4" defensive specialist Dacie Semple (Newburgh, Indiana) will walk-on to play for Head Coach Leah Mercer's Screaming Eagles in 2008. Berg is currently a senior at Gibault Catholic High School (Waterloo, Illinois) where she has earned varsity letters i  more

BEST SELLING AUTHOR AND 'MONEY COACH' TO SPEAK AT SOUTHEAST ON PERSONAL FINANCE, ELIMINATING STUDENT DEBT
CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo., Feb. 22 -- Southeast Missouri State University issued the following news release: Who can best rally college students to effectively manage their own finances? On Feb. 28, Southeast will call in "The Money Coach" Lynette Khalfani-Cox to do just that. Khalfani-Cox knows the topic of debt first-hand, having personally paid off more than $100,000 in credit card debt before becoming a self-made millionaire. An expert in personal finance and New York Times bestselling au  more

BFA GRADUATING SENIORS EXHIBIT MAY 2-11 IN RIVER CAMPUS ART GALLERY
CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo., April 25 -- Southeast Missouri State University issued the following news release: The Department of Art at Southeast Missouri State University will present its Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) Graduating Seniors Exhibition May 2-11 in the River Campus Art Gallery in the Seminary Building at Southeast's River Campus. A reception is planned for 3-6 p.m. May 2 in the Seminary Building Room 106. Admission is free. This exhibit features work produced by students graduating w  more

BILL ESTABLISHES GUIDELINES FOR GUANTANAMO DETAINEES
WASHINGTON, Aug. 1 -- Republicans on the House Judiciary Committee issued the following news release: House Republicans today introduced legislation to address habeas corpus concerns following the Supreme Court's recent ruling of Boumediene v. Bush. The Enemy Combatant Detention Review Act of 2008 establishes clear rules regarding the detention of known terrorists. House Judiciary Committee Ranking Member Lamar Smith (R-Texas) was joined by Minority Leader John Boehner (R-Ohio), Minority W  more

BLOOMSBURG WOMEN'S CROSS COUNTRY IS RANKED 13TH IN NATIONAL POLL
BLOOMSBURG, Pa., Sept. 17 -- Bloomsburg University issued the following news release: The Bloomsburg University women's cross country team is ranked 13th in the United States Track and Field Cross Country Coaches Association Division II Women's Cross Country national poll for the second week in a row. The Bloomsburg women's squad was idle last week, but two weeks ago took first place at the Husky Invitational. Junior Angela Borealo (Easton/Easton) took first place, finishing in a time of 2  more

BOARD OF REGENTS TO MEET NOV. 14-15
MARYVILLE, Mo., Nov. 13 -- Northwest Missouri State University issued the following news release: Notice is hereby given that the Board of Regents of Northwest Missouri State University, will conduct a meeting at the Marriott Kansas City Airport, 775 Brasilia Avenue, Kansas City, Missouri, at 10:30 a.m. on Friday, Nov. 14, 2008, and at the Marriott Kansas City Airport, 775 Brasilia Avenue, Kansas City, Missouri, at 8:30 a.m. on Saturday, Nov. 15, 2008. The tentative agenda of this meeting  more

BONDS ISSUED TO NORTHWEST FOUNDATION WILL BENEFIT CAMPUS CONSTRUCTION PROJECTS
MARYVILLE, Mo., Nov. 4 -- Northwest Missouri State University issued the following news release: Funding for a construction project and a renovation project at Northwest Missouri State University has been secured through the purchase of revenue bonds totaling $7.675 million. According to Lori Steiner, finance officer for the Northwest Foundation, $4.5 million will assist with renovation to the Valk Center, a classroom building that houses the Department of History, Humanities, Philosophy a  more

Business Degree Programs Offered in Warrenton
FULTON, Mo., Sept. 4 -- William Woods University issued the following news release: William Woods University is offering Warrenton area residents the opportunity to pursue a business degree without quitting work. Programs offered are the bachelor of science in management (BSM) degree and the master of business administration (MBA) degree. The programs will begin with an orientation Sept. 23 at the University of Missouri Extension Center in Warren County, 107 W. Walton, Warrenton. The BSM o  more

C-SC Dedicates Classroom To Alumnus Thomas J. Hartigan
CANTON, Mo., Oct. 3 -- Culver-Stockton College issued the following news release: Culver-Stockton College President William Fox led a ceremony October 3 to dedicate Room 204, in the Herrick Foundation Center in honor of alumnus Thomas J. Hartigan. The event was attended by C-SC accounting students, faculty, and staff as well as friends and family members of Hartigan, including his widow Mary (Smith) Hartigan, a member of the C-SC class of 1954. During the ceremony, several people who were   more

C-SC Homecoming Recognition Dinner To Be Held October 3
CANTON, Mo., Sept. 30 -- Culver-Stockton College issued the following news release: Culver-Stockton College will host an alumni recognition dinner Friday, October 3, at the new Holiday Inn in Quincy, Ill. The event will recognize the Outstanding Alumni, those being inducted into the Education Hall of Excellence, and the Athletic Hall of Fame. The outstanding alumni honorees include Ronald W. Leftwich, Carolyn Peter, and James Rouner. Leftwich received a bachelor's degree in business and ec  more

C-SC Professor Wins In Nationwide Competition
CANTON, Mo., June 10 -- Culver-Stockton College issued the following news release: Culver-Stockton College Communication professor Steve Wiegenstein has won first place in a nationwide competition for his novel, "Daybreak." Wiegenstein's novel won the award in the "Novels - First Chapter" category of the annual writing contest sponsored by Green River Writers, an organization based in Louisville, Ky. Green River Writers is a not-for-profit organization founded in 1984 to support writers th  more

Campus Rallies Around Thomann Family
FULTON, Mo., July 15 -- Westminster College - Missouri issued the following letter: Dear Fellow Members of the Westminster Community, Westminster sophomore, Jon Thomann, whose mother, Vicky, works in the Development Office, was involved in an accident several weeks ago. On June 21, Jon was with some friends at a house at Clearwater Lake south of St. Louis for the weekend when he apparently fell down a flight of concrete stairs resulting in serious brain trauma. He was taken to the local  more

CAMPUS REGISTERED VOTER TOTAL EXCEEDS 2004 ELECTION
MARYVILLE, Mo., Oct. 27 -- Northwest Missouri State University issued the following news release: Approximately 750 University students will have the chance to cast their ballots in the east meeting room of The Station on the Northwest campus from 6 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Election Day, Tuesday, Nov. 4, after registering this fall as campus residents. That's an increase of about 100 students above the total who opted to register as campus voters in 2004, when Nodaway County election officials s  more

CAMPUS RESIDENTS TO CAST BALLOTS AT THE STATION
MARYVILLE, Mo., Sept. 29 -- Northwest Missouri State University issued the following news release: Nodaway County election officials will set up a campus polling place where properly registered students who reside in a Northwest Missouri State University residence hall may vote in the general election on Tuesday, Nov. 4. The polling booths will be located in the east meeting room of The Station, a student services facility on the northwest side of campus near the high-rise residence halls.  more

CAMPUS SAFETY TO OFFER SELF-DEFENSE COURSE FOR WOMEN
MARYVILLE, Mo., Oct. 6 -- Northwest Missouri State University issued the following news release: Women attending Northwest are being encouraged to take part in free Rape Aggression Defense (RAD) classes offered through the Office of Campus Safety. The 12-hour course is being offered from 7-10 p.m. Monday, Nov. 3, through Thursday, Nov. 6. Instruction will take place at the Campus Safety headquarters located northeast of the Administration Building near the intersection of North College Dr  more

CAPE AND REGIONAL CAMPUSES CLOSED ALL DAY FEB. 21
CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo., Feb. 21 -- Southeast Missouri State University issued the following news release: Due to inclement weather, offices will be closed all day, and all classes are cancelled for today, Thursday, Feb. 21. Southeast's regional campuses in Kennett, Sikeston and Malden, along with the Perryville Higher Education Center, will be closed all day as well. Kent Library on the Cape Girardeau campus, however, will be open from noon to 5 p.m. today.  more

CAREER SERVICES LAUNCHES HIRE A BEARCAT WEB TOOL
MARYVILLE, Mo., Sept. 17 -- Northwest Missouri State University issued the following news release: Northwest's Career Services office has launched Hire A Bearcat, a Web-based job search tool for students, alumni and employers. Hire A Bearcat is part of NACElink, a national recruiting network and suite of automated recruiting and career services tools serving the needs of colleges, employers and job candidates. It allows student to manage their on-campus interview and job/internship search   more

CAREER SERVICES OFFERING WALK-IN HOURS FOR SENIORS
MARYVILLE, Mo., Dec. 2 -- Northwest Missouri State University issued the following news release: Northwest seniors who have not secured post-graduation jobs or made graduate school or other plans for life after college may be growing anxious about the swelling tide of uncertain economic and employment news. In response, the University's Office of Career Services has scheduled walk-in Hours for seniors who need last-minute assistance with their job searches. Walk-in hours are scheduled   more

CARNAHAN SHUTS DOWN SHADY DEALINGS OF MISSOURI 'INVESTMENT CLUB'
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo., Dec. 30 -- The Missouri Secretary of State issued the following news release: Officials in the Securities Division of Secretary of State Robin Carnahan's Office issued a Cease and Desist Order against Gary Doss and his Mark VIII companies for not registering with the state of Missouri. The order states that a Missouri resident working for Doss and Michael Adamovich invested over $69,000 of her personal funds in a Mark VIII brokerage account. The investor never received  more

CARNIVAL OF THE ANIMALS TO BE PERFORMED ON MARCH 4 AT BEDELL PERFORMANCE HALL
CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo., Feb. 18 -- Southeast Missouri State University issued the following news release: The Southeast Missouri State University Department of Music and the Holland School of Visual and Performing Arts are proud to present the Southeast Missouri Symphony Orchestra concert of music entitled, "Carnival of the Animals" March 4 in the Donald C. Bedell Performance Hall at the Cultural Arts Center located on the River Campus. The 7:30 p.m. concert will include a performance of Fren  more

Celebrated Storyteller to Hold Workshop at Memorial
FULTON, Mo., Sept. 9 -- Westminster College - Missouri issued the following news release: An Adult Learning Workshop entitled "I Used To Hear Them Say: Mining the Memories for Stories" will be held from 11 a.m.-1 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 18, in The Winston Churchill Memorial and Library in the United States, located on the Westminster College campus in Fulton, MO. The guest speaker is Milbre Burch, a celebrated storyteller and artist. The cost is $5.00 for materials and the first 20 people to  more

CENTER FOR CHILD STUDIES ART STUDIO ENCOURAGES STUDENTS' INNER ARTISTS, BUILDS LIFE-LONG CONFIDENCE
CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo., April 23 -- Southeast Missouri State University issued the following news release: Southeast Missouri State University's River Campus isn't the only part of the University boasting a new art studio. Original works of art also are being created in a studio in the Scully building on the main campus, masterpieces which now line the walls surrounding the Center for Child Studies, where the artwork is being created. The art studio, a large room located in the Center for Chi  more

CENTER FOR CHILD STUDIES TEACHERS RETIRING
CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo., April 29 -- Southeast Missouri State University issued the following news release: Debbie Landgraf, Linda Gosche, and Kathy Brown, all long-time teachers in the Center for Child Studies in the Department of Human Environmental Studies at Southeast Missouri State University, are retiring at the end of the spring 2008 semester. The three have worked together for a combined total of 84 years, educating young children and University students and building relationships with  more

CERAMIC ARTIST CHALMERS TO EXHIBIT WORK MARCH 7-28 AT RIVER CAMPUS ART GALLERY
CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo., March 3 -- Southeast Missouri State University issued the following news release: The Department of Art is pleased to present "Pattie Chalmers: Ceramic Artist" March 7-28 in the River Campus Art Gallery in the Seminary Building at Southeast Missouri State University's River Campus. An opening reception for the exhibition is scheduled for 3 to 6 p.m. on Friday, March 7. Admission is free. Chalmers creates narratives combining traditional fables like the Grimm Brothe  more

Ceramics Exhibit On Display At Cottey College
NEVADA, Mo., Sept. 15 -- Cotley College issued the following news release: A ceramics exhibit by Malcolm Kucharski is on display through October 11. The show, titled "Touch and Go," is in the P.E.O. Foundation Art Gallery inside the Haidee and Allen Wild Center for the Arts. Kucharski, who has a BS from the University of Wisconsin-Stout and an MFA from the University of Minnesota, is an associate professor of art at Pittsburg State University in Pittsburg, Kansas. The gallery is open fr  more

CHALLENGE PITS MBA STUDENTS AGAINST FACULTY IN SPORTING EVENTS
CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo., March 28 -- Southeast Missouri State University issued the following news release: A healthy dose of competition has developed a great camaraderie among the faculty and Master of Business Administration (MBA) graduate students in the Harrison College of Business at Southeast Missouri State University. The Student/Faculty Challenge, pioneered by the MBA Association, is now in its third semester and pits MBA graduate students against faculty in various sporting challeng  more

CHARGES ADDED IN ICE CREAM SHOP ROBBERY
LAS CRUCES, N.M., Oct. 16 -- The city of Las Cruces issued the following news release: The man suspected in yesterday's armed robbery of an ice cream shop is now facing additional charges. Ricky Joe Garcia, 44, who has addresses in Hatch, N.M., and Las Cruces, was arrested shortly after yesterday's armed robbery of the Baskin Robbins at 1492 Missouri Ave. He was originally charged with one count of armed robbery and one count of tampering with evidence. The new charges against Garcia in  more

CHICK-FIL-A WELLNESS DIRECTOR TO SPEAK ON 'CORPORATE WELLNESS IN A FAST FOOD WORLD'
CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo., Feb. 18 -- Southeast Missouri State University issued the following news release: "Corporate Wellness in a Fast Food World" will be the topic of a presentation March 5 by Elizabeth David, wellness director for Chick-fil-A Corporate Headquarters. The presentation is scheduled for 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, March 5, in Glenn Auditorium of Dempster Hall at Southeast Missouri State University. The Department of Health, Human Performance and Recreation in Southeast's Colleg  more

Chief Of Eastern Shawnee Tribe To Speak At Cottey Nov. 11
NEVADA, Mo., Nov. 7 -- Cotley College issued the following news release: Chief Glenna Wallace of the Eastern Shawnee Tribe of Oklahoma will speak in Room 109 of the Rubie Burton Academic Center on Tuesday, November 11, from 4:30-5:20 p.m. This talk is free to the public and part of the Native American Month Celebration events at Cottey College. Chief Wallace is the first woman chief of her tribe. The Eastern Shawnee are descendents of Tecumseh's people who lived in the Ohio River Valley ar  more

CHILD ENRICHMENT CENTER DIRECTOR NAMED TO NATIONAL PANEL CREATING EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION STATE STANDARDS
CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo., Feb. 8 -- Southeast Missouri State University issued the following news release: Amy Blackman, director of the Southeast Missouri State University Child Enrichment Center has been selected to serve on a national advisory committee to create state standards for early childhood education. The national advisory committee is charged with revising and updating standards and performance elements. Blackman will be assisting with the early childhood development and services co  more

Choir Concert to Benefit Rwanda Community Project
FULTON, Mo., Nov. 5 -- Westminster College - Missouri issued the following news release: Several Callaway County groups have come together to present a choir concert Thursday, Nov. 20, with proceeds going to benefit SERVE and the Rwanda Community Partnership Project that has been undertaken by Callaway County and the City of Fulton with Westminster College . This public concert will be held at 7 p.m. in the Church of St. Mary the Virgin, Aldermanbury on the Westminster College campus. P  more

CHORALE, WIND SYMPHONY PLAN ALL-AMERICAN CONCERT
MARYVILLE, Mo., Sept. 18 -- Northwest Missouri State University issued the following news release: The Northwest Wind Symphony under the direction of Carl Kling, director of bands, will perform during a joint concert with the Nodaway Chorale under the direction of Artistic Director Michael Phillips at 3 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 28, in Charles Johnson Theater. The patriotically themed program will include a 2002 arrangement of the "Star-Spangled Banner" by Craig Courtney; "Heroes, Lost and Falle  more

CITY OF CAPE GIRARDEAU, SOUTHEAST HOSTING FIRST ANNUAL FREE CONCERT AT RIVER CAMPUS
CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo., Feb. 22 -- Southeast Missouri State University issued the following news release: The City of Cape Girardeau and Southeast Missouri State University will host the First Annual Free River Campus Concert on Thursday, March 6. The concert will bring together the University Concert Band and the Southeast Wind Symphony under the direction of Barry Bernhardt and will be held at 7:30 p.m. in the Donald C. Bedell Performance Hall in the Cultural Arts Center. This performanc  more

CLAIRE KUEBLER PERFORMING FLUTE RECITAL APRIL 11 IN SHUCK RECITAL HALL
CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo., April 10 -- Southeast Missouri State University issued the following news release: Southeast Missouri State University's Department of Music will present the Claire Kuebler Flute Recital at 7:30 p.m. April 11 in the Robert F. and Gertrude L. Shuck Music Recital Hall in the Seminary Building on Southeast Missouri State University's River Campus. Kuebler will present an appealing and diverse program, featuring music chiefly by American composers. Kuebler holds degrees fr  more

CLARK TERRY, PHI MU ALPHA JAZZ FESTIVAL ON FEB. 15 IN BEDELL PERFORMANCE HALL
CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo., Feb. 5 -- Southeast Missouri State University issued the following news release: The Southeast Missouri State University Department of Music is proud to present the Clark Terry/Phi Mu Alpha Jazz Festival's "Gala Jazz Concert" at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 15. The guest artist for this concert will be the world renowned jazz guitarist, Wayne Goins. This performance will be held in the Donald C. Bedell Performance Hall in the Cultural Arts Center located on the River Camp  more

Classical Guitarist To Perform At C-SC
CANTON, Mo., Oct. 29 -- Culver-Stockton College issued the following news release: Culver-Stockton College will welcome classical guitarist, Petar Jankovic, on Tuesday, November 11. The performance will take place at 7:30 p.m. in Merillat Recital Hall located in the Robert W. Brown Performing Arts Center. Prior to the evening performance, Jankovic will host a lecture-demonstration entitled, Music Business in a Performing Career, at 1:30 p.m. also in Merillat Recital Hall. Both events are free  more

Coach Digger Phelps Comes to Westminster
FULTON, Mo., Sept. 27 -- Westminster College - Missouri issued the following news release: Westminster is proud to welcome ESPN Commentator and legendary Notre Dame Basketball Coach Digger Phelps. Phelps will present "Your Role in this New Century" in the Historic Gymnasium on Friday, October 17, 2008 at 4pm. The event is free and open to the public. A book signing and photo opportunities to follow lecture. For more information, contact the Office of College Relations at 573.5  more

Comets Defeat BBC
NEVADA, Mo., Oct. 24 -- Cotley College issued the following news release: The Cottey College Comets tied their season high for victories with a win over Baptist Bible College in Springfield, Missouri, last night. The Comets took the win in four games, 20-25, 25-16, 25-6, 25-18. Cottey got off to a slow start in the first game, falling behind 8-15. The Comets never quit, however, and pulled within three points at 19-22, but just couldn't quite overcome BBC's lead. The momentum from the l  more

Comets Fall In Three To Longview
NEVADA, Mo., Sept. 4 -- Cotley College issued the following news release: The Cottey College Comets faced a formidable foe early in the season as they travelled to Lee's Summit, Missouri, to face perennial volleyball powerhouse Longview Community College. The Lady Lakers were in mid-season form as they swept the Comets in three games 18-25, 9-25, and 20-25. The Comets knew they would have their work cut out for them. Longview has been the regional champion the last four consecutive years a  more

Comets Get Win Over BBC
NEVADA, Mo., Dec. 3 -- Cotley College issued the following news release: The Cottey College Comets got back on the winning track Tuesday night with a road victory over Baptist Bible College of Springfield, Missouri, 71-51. Although the Comets pulled out to an early lead, the Lady Patriots would not go away in the first half. Cottey went into the break with an eight-point lead, 34-26, but couldn't seem to shake BBC. Credit the Lady Patriots Meagan Bushyhead who had 10 points in the first fr  more

Comets Go 2-1 In Seeding Tournament
NEVADA, Mo., Sept. 29 -- Cotley College issued the following news release: The Cottey College Comets hosted the volleyball seeding tournament for the Region/District over the past weekend. Six teams participated, playing three matches each, to help determine the seeding for the postseason tournament at the end of October. The Comets won two and lost one in their matches. On Friday, Cottey fell to a tough East Central College team, 22-25, and 12-25. (All matches were a best two of three format  more

Comets Go 5-1 In Springfield Tournament
NEVADA, Mo., Sept. 22 -- Cotley College issued the following news release: The Cottey College Comets got a lot of volleyball in over the weekend, playing in a tournament sponsored by Baptist Bible College in Springfield, Missouri. The Comets went 5-1 on the weekend, winning four matches on Friday and going 1-1 on Saturday, losing only in the championship match. The opponents and scores were as follows. On Friday, the Comets won against Kentucky Christian College 25-20, 28-26, 25-15; won again  more

Comets Lose To Labette
NEVADA, Mo., Nov. 24 -- Cotley College issued the following news release: The Cottey College Comets fell to Labette Community College 70-59 Saturday afternoon at Parsons, Kansas. A fast start by Labette propelled the home team to a 26-43 halftime lead. That 17-point deficit proved to be too much for Cottey. The Comets, however, showed great improvement after the break, outscoring the Lady Cardinals 33-27 in the second 20 minutes. Most of the damage was done by Labette's freshman Samanta  more

Comets Lose To Stephens In Columbia
NEVADA, Mo., Sept. 16 -- Cotley College issued the following news release: The Cottey College Comets visited Columbia, Missouri, on Saturday, and lost a volleyball match to the Stephens College Stars in four games: 25-21, 23-25, 24-26, and 23-25. Although the games were close, head coach Marla Kannady Foreman was not pleased with the outcome. "We were in the lead in sets three and four, by sometimes four or five points," said Foreman. "I took my team into the locker room on Monday, and   more

Comets Sweep Ft. Scott On Road
NEVADA, Mo., Sept. 10 -- Cotley College issued the following news release: The Cottey College Comets volleyball team swept the Ft. Scott Lady Greyhounds in a road match on Tuesday night. The scores were 25-10, 25-21, and 25-17. This was the second time in less than a week that the Comets swept the Lady Greyhounds, but Ft. Scott made it a bit tougher on their own home court. The first game was relatively easy for the Comets, and may have gotten them a bit overconfident for the rest of the m  more

Comets Win Home And Season Opener
NEVADA, Mo., Nov. 5 -- Cotley College issued the following news release: On election night, the Cottey College Comets basketball team stormed to victory over Rhema Bible College 77-51 giving the home crowd a mandate to expect another good season. There was also a bit of change the fans could believe in as six freshmen made their debut for the Comets, with two of the newcomers finishing in double digit scoring. Early on, however, the game looked to be closely contested. Cottey tallied the f  more

Comets Win Two At Home
NEVADA, Mo., Sept. 8 -- Cotley College issued the following news release: The Cottey College Comets got a twin killing at a Saturday home tri-match, beating Labette Community College in five games, 25-23, 21-25, 25-16, 21-25, and 15-12, and sweeping Ft. Scott Community College in three games 25-10, 25-17, and 25-11. The Comets looked just a tad out-of-sync in the 10:30 a.m. match. Still, they showed great fortitude by erasing a six-point deficit in the first game to secure the win. In t  more

COMPANION ANIMAL, COMMERCIAL PHOTOGRAPHY NEW MINORS IN FALL 2008
CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo., Feb. 14 -- Southeast Missouri State University issued the following news release: The School of Polytechnic Studies will begin offering two new minors during the fall 2008 semester. The Department of Agriculture will begin offering a Companion Animal minor, and the Department of Industrial and Engineering Technology will offer a Commercial Photography minor. Courses to be offered in fall 2008 toward the Companion Animal minor are AY101 Animal Science, AY200 Companio  more

Constitution Day Kicks Off C-SC Pre-Election Events
CANTON, Mo., Sept. 17 -- Culver-Stockton College issued the following news release: Culver-Stockton College opened the pre-election season September 17 with the first of several politically focused activities being planned by the Division of Humanities and Social Sciences. The Student Government Association (SGA) began registering students to vote, and Missouri State Representative Brian Munzlinger, first district, delivered the "Constitution Day" program on how a bill becomes a law. Sever  more

Cottey Choir Concert On November 7
NEVADA, Mo., Oct. 27 -- Cotley College issued the following news release: The Cottey College choirs will be performing their fall show on Friday, November 7, in the Missouri Recital Hall located in the Haidee and Allen Wild Center for the Arts. The performance will begin at 8 p.m. and is free to the public. Listen to the Cottey Pops Choir and the Cottey Chamber Singers as they present their annual fall concert under the direction of Theresa Forrester Spencer. You will be sure to hear a var  more

Cottey Dep't Of Theatre Presents A Voice Of My Own Oct. 3 & 4
NEVADA, Mo., Sept. 29 -- Cotley College issued the following news release: The Cottey College Department of Theatre will present its first play of the season, A Voice of My Own. The performances will be on Friday and Saturday, October 3 and 4, at 8 p.m. in the Auditorium of the Haidee and Allen Wild Center for the Arts. This college play was originally developed for John Houseman's Acting Company in 1979. Women writers throughout history tell their part of the collective story of the femal  more

Cottey Dep't. Of Theatre Presents The Insect Comedy
NEVADA, Mo., Nov. 5 -- Cotley College issued the following news release: The Cottey College Department of Theatre will present The World We Live In (The Insect Comedy) on Friday and Saturday, November 14 and 15, in the Auditorium of the Haidee and Allen Wild Center for the Arts. The curtain will rise at 8 p.m. both evenings. The Insect Comedy, by Josef and Karel Capek, is a well-known Czechoslovakian fantasy featuring butterflies, dung beetles, parasites, ants, and moths in a parody of the  more

Cottey Hosts Body Image Project
NEVADA, Mo., Sept. 29 -- Cotley College issued the following news release: The Body Image Project will be presented by artist/lecturer, Larry Kirkwood at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, October 1, in the Missouri Recital Hall on the Cottey College campus. This project originated in 1993 and deals with the reality of our outside appearance. It explores prejudices such as sexism, racism, and ageism. Kirkwood has toured college campuses nationwide. His exhibit will be in the Conway Student Art Gallery f  more

Cottey Hosts Instrumental Music Concert On Dec. 10
NEVADA, Mo., Dec. 2 -- Cotley College issued the following news release: The Cottey College Department of Music will host an instrumental music concert on Wednesday, December 10, at 8 p.m. in the Missouri Recital Hall. Admission is free. The Cottey College Jazz Ensemble and the Cottey College Wind Ensemble will perform a variety of jazz and wind ensemble literature. There are approximately 50 student musicians in the ensembles. The ensembles are under the direction of Gary Johnson. The   more

Cottey Hosts Peace Week Events
NEVADA, Mo., Sept. 10 -- Cotley College issued the following news release: Cottey College will be hosting its first-ever Peace Week and several events are open to the public. On Monday, September 15, events include a diversity workshop, the dedication of Cottey's Peace Pole, and a performance by the Afro-Latin Project. On Tuesday, September 16, the public is invited to hear Lizzie Rushing, a human rights advocate, speak on the importance of human rights. The diversity workshop is titled  more

Cottey To Host Blood Drive October 14
NEVADA, Mo., Oct. 8 -- Cotley College issued the following news release: Community Blood Center, the provider of blood services to local hospitals, will conduct a blood drive at Cottey College on Tuesday, October 14, in the lobby of the Haidee and Allen Wild Center for the Arts from 3-7 p.m. "When individuals normally think of essential community services, they think about the fire and police departments," said Dr. Jay Menitove, executive director and medical director with Community Blood   more

Cottey To Host Fifth Annual Women's College Fair Oct. 21
NEVADA, Mo., Oct. 1 -- Cotley College issued the following news release: Cottey College, Nevada, Missouri, will host its Fifth Annual Women's College Fair from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. on Tuesday, October 21, in the Haidee and Allen Wild Center for the Arts. The Women's College Fair provides a forum that promotes outstanding educational opportunities for young women. Women's colleges from across the United States will speak with prospective students and their parents that evening during the Fair.  more

CPR Training and Quick Action Saves the Life of Student at The Culinary Institute of America
HYDE PARK, N.Y., Dec. 3 -- The Culinary Institute of America issued the following news release: Two campus safety officers and a registered nurse at The Culinary Institute of America (CIA) saved the life of an 18-year-old student on December 1 by performing immediate cardio-pulmonary resuscitation (CPR) and administering a shock from an on-campus automated external defibrillator within minutes. At 7:34 a.m., as students were beginning their first classes after Thanksgiving break, a freshma  more

CRISP MUSEUM HOSTING BLACK HISTORY MONTH LECTURE ON FEB. 21
CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo., Feb. 7 -- Southeast Missouri State University issued the following news release: A lecture titled "Remembering the Road to Brown: Four Social Engineers in the Fight for Civil Rights" will be presented at 6:30 p.m. Feb. 21 in the Seminary Building Room 257 at Southeast Missouri State University's River Campus. This free lecture will be presented by Dr. Debra Miles who will discuss the use of Charles Hamilton Houston's strategy to end segregation in public education, whi  more

CRISP MUSEUM PRESENTS 'DEINDUSTRIALIZATION OF AMERICA' LECTURE
CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo., March 31 -- Southeast Missouri State University issued the following news release: The Rosemary Berkel and Harry L. Crisp II Southeast Missouri Regional Museum will sponsor a lecture on the "Deindustrialization of America," April 8 from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. in the John and Betty Glenn Convocation Center at the Southeast Missouri State University River Campus. The presentation will be given by Dr. Eric Clements, associate professor of history at Southeast Missouri State Un  more

CRISP MUSEUM PRESENTS 'SPRINGFIELD AND WINCHESTER: STORY OF LITTLE BIG HORN' LECTURE
CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo., March 31 -- Southeast Missouri State University issued the following news release: The Rosemary Berkel and Harry L. Crisp II Southeast Missouri Regional Museum will sponsor a lecture entitled "Springfield and Winchester: Story of Little Big Horn," April 1 from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. in the Glenn Convocation Center at the Southeast Missouri State University River Campus. The lecture will be given by James Phillips, curator of collections at the Crisp Museum and archaeology i  more

CSF Signs Twenty-Three New Baseball Players
SANTA FE, N.M., July 10 -- The College of Santa Fe issued the following news release: CSF head baseball coach Taylor Gantt has signed 23 players for the 2008-09 academic year, the first year of NAIA competition for the college's new athletic teams, the Prairie Dogs. "Our players are coming to CSF from as close by as Capital High School in Santa Fe and as far away as Stone Mountain, Georgia," says Coach Gantt. "The line-up is strong and impressive, made up of versatile athletes who will hav  more

CSM Alumna/Staff Member Honored By Mercy Housing
OMAHA, Neb., Nov. 21 -- College of Saint Mary issued the following news release: The hard work, dedication and giving spirit of one individual were recently recognized when Mercy Housing announced that the Learning Center at their Mason Apartments location (24th & Mason) would now be called the Sister Carolyn Coffey Learning Center. A long-time Omaha resident, Carolyn Coffey, RSM entered the Sisters of Mercy in 1957 and graduated from College of Saint Mary (CSM) in 1968. After CSM, Sr. Car  more

CSM Hires Madrid As Volleyball Coach & Asst. AD
OMAHA, Neb., July 24 -- College of Saint Mary issued the following news release: College of Saint Mary (CSM) is pleased to announce that Jenny Madrid has been hired as head volleyball coach and assistant athletic director for the school, effective August 4. The new Flames' coach comes to CSM from the University of Mary where she served as graduate assistant coach for the volleyball team. Other past positions include head coach with the Century Volleyball Club in Bismarck, ND, head coach fo  more

CSM Honors 2008 Alumnae Award Recipients
OMAHA, Neb., Oct. 8 -- College of Saint Mary issued the following news release: College of Saint Mary is pleased to announce the following Alumnae Award winners for 2008. Individuals were honored during Celebration Weekend festivities, October 3-5, on the CSM campus. Distinguished Service Award - Kay Kanger Originally from Columbia, Missouri, Kanger graduated from CSM in 1958 and was a member of the CSM faculty/administration during the 1960s. In addition to her time at CSM, she served   more

Culver-Stockton Brings In Largest Freshman Class In 10 Years
CANTON, Mo., Aug. 25 -- Culver-Stockton College issued the following news release: Culver-Stockton College welcomed 231 freshmen as classes started today - the largest freshman class in a decade. Total new student enrollment for the Fall 2008 semester is 307 - the third consecutive year that Culver-Stockton has surpassed the 300 mark. College President William L. Fox credited the new curriculum, EXP@CSC, as a primary reason for the 13.8 percent increase in freshman students compared with l  more

CURTAINS GO UP ON STUDENT PRODUCTIONS IN OCTOBER
MARYVILLE, Mo., Oct. 2 -- Northwest Missouri State University issued the following news release: Two student-directed plays remain on the October calendar of Theatre Northwest, the dramatic arts program for the University's Department of Communication, Theatre and Languages. Second Stage Theatre (admission $4) "Fool for Love" 7:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. Oct. 10, and Sautrday, Oct. 11, Performing Arts Center Studio Theatre. In a stark motel room at the edge of the Mojave Desert, May and   more

Da Capo Chamber Players Present 'Da Capo's Joan: A 70th Birthday Portrait of Joan Tower' on Sunday, September 14
ANNANDALE-ON-HUDSON, N.Y., Sept. 5 -- Bard College issued the following news release: The Bard Center presents "Da Capo's Joan: A 70th Birthday Portrait of Joan Tower," an evening of works by acclaimed composer and Bard faculty member Joan Tower, her colleagues and former students, on Sunday, September 14. The program is free and open to the public, beginning at 3:00 p.m. in Olin Hall. Joan Tower was a founding member and pianist with Da Capo for the ensemble's first 15 years. Da Capo memb  more

DANCE-APALOOZA 2008, FEB. 28, BEDELL PERFORMANCE HALL
CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo., Feb. 14 -- Southeast Missouri State University issued the following news release: The Southeast Missouri State University Department of Theatre & Dance and US Bank NA is proud to present the First Annual Faculty/Guest Artist-Choreographed Spring "Dance-apalooza 2008" Concert Feb. 28-March 2 at the River Campus. Performances are scheduled for 7:30 p.m. Feb. 28-March 1 and at 2 p.m. on Sunday, March 2, in the Donald C. Bedell Performance Hall at the Cultural Arts Center   more

DARDEN NOTCHES FIRST CAREER DOUBLE-DOUBLE AS EAGLES EDGE HAWKS
EVANSVILLE, Ind., Feb. 14 -- University of Southern Indiana issued the following news release: Junior guard Brittany Darden (Guthrie, Kentucky) scored 14 points and brought down a career-high 11 rebounds to help lead the University of Southern Indiana women's basketball team to a closely-contested 63-61 victory over Rockhurst University Thursday evening at the Physical Activities Center. Darden scored 11 points in the closing period, including a crucial three-point basket with three minute  more

DEADLINE EXTENDED FOR TOURIN' BEARCATS SKI TRIP
MARYVILLE, Mo., Aug. 28 -- Northwest Missouri State University issued the following news release: The registration deadline for the Tourin' Bearcats January 2009 Colorado ski trip has been extended to Friday, Sept. 26. In addition, the cost of the trip has been reduced to $545 per person. The popular travel program for Northwest Missouri State University alumni and friends is sponsoring its third annual Bearcat ski trip Jan. 7-11, 2009. The getaway includes three days of skiing at Brecken  more

DEADLINES APPROACH FOR 2009 BROWNFIELDS PROPOSALS
KANSAS CITY, Kan., Sept. 3 -- The Environmental Protection Agency issued the following press release: The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Brownfields program is now accepting proposals for assessment, cleanup, revolving loan fund and job training projects for 2009 in Iowa, Kansas, Missouri and Nebraska. The deadline to submit proposals to EPA for Brownfields job training projects is October 15, 2008. Assessment, cleanup and revolving loan fund project proposals must be submitted by N  more

Dean Comerford Attends National Security Forum
FULTON, Mo., June 10 -- Westminster College - Missouri issued the following news release: Dr. John Comerford, Westminster's Vice President and Dean of Student Life, accepted a personal invitation from the Secretary of the Air Force to attend the 55th annual National Security Forum (NSF) at the Air War College, at Maxwell Air Force Base in Alabama. The purpose of NSF is to expose influential citizens to senior U.S. and international officers and civilian equivalents in order to engage each   more

DEPARTMENT ANNOUNCES NEW DIRECTOR FOR LAND SURVEY PROGRAM
ROLLA, Mo., Dec. 30 -- The Missouri Department of Natural Resources issued the following news release: The Missouri Department of Natural Resources has promoted Darrell Pratte, a 23-year department employee, to head its Land Survey Program and serve as the state land surveyor. The Land Survey Program and the office of State Land Surveyor reside in the department's Division of Geology and Land Survey, which is located in Rolla. "Darrell is an extremely valuable asset to the Division of  more

DEPARTMENT OF LABOR ANNOUNCES DISASTER UNEMPLOYMENT ASSISTANCE AVAILABLE IN FOUR ADDITIONAL MISSOURI COUNTIES
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo., Dec. 30 -- The Missouri Department of Labor and Industrial Relations issued the following news release: The Missouri Department of Labor and Industrial Relations announced President Bush approved the governor's request for disaster unemployment assistance. The federal disaster aid has been made available for Missourians who became unemployed due to the severe storms, flooding, and tornado that occurred during the period of Sept. 11-24, 2008. Requests for disaster unemploy  more

DEPARTMENT RELEASES LIST OF WELL DRILLING INDUSTRY CONTRACTORS WITHOUT PERMITS
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo., Dec. 29 -- The Missouri Department of Natural Resources issued the following news release: The Missouri Department of Natural Resources announced today several well drilling industry contractors no longer carry permits to perform work in Missouri. The contractors previously held a permit with the department to operate in Missouri as a contractor for water well, pump, heat pump or monitoring well installations. There are many possible reasons why the individuals li  more

DESOTO NATIVE IS FIRST NORTHWEST HONORS PROGRAM GRADUATE
MARYVILLE, Mo., Dec. 9 -- Northwest Missouri State University issued the following news release: When Jennifer Backer, a senior biology/psychology major from DeSoto, walks across the stage in Bearcat Arena Friday, Dec. 12, to receive her Northwest Missouri State University diploma she will have reached two important milestones. The first - earning her bachelor's degree - is largely personal, the culmination of Backer's own hard work, talent and determination. But the second casts a bright   more

DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM SECURES FUNDING FOR CIE TENANT
MARYVILLE, Mo., Nov. 25 -- Northwest Missouri State University issued the following news release: State and federal New Markets Development programs have secured financing for Carbolytic Materials Company, a start-up firm that has broken ground for a processing plant in Maryville and plans to conduct research and development operations at Northwest Missouri State University's Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship. CMC, the first company to successfully commercialize a carbon black al  more

DEXTER STUDENT AWARDED BOOTHEEL EDUCATION CENTER ADVISORY COUNCIL SCHOLARSHIP
CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo., April 22 -- Southeast Missouri State University issued the following news release: Justin Hyten of Dexter, Mo., has been awarded the Bootheel Education Center (BEC) Advisory Council Scholarship to attend Southeast Missouri State University-Malden for the 2008-2009 academic year. The BEC Advisory Council Scholarship is a one-year Crisp Bootheel Education Center (CBEC) Incentive Scholarship valued at $4,500 and covers the cost of incidental, general and textbook rental f  more

DINE OUT IN STYLE AT THE FAMILY AND CONSUMER SCIENCES FRIDAY NIGHT CAFE
MARYVILLE, Mo., Oct. 13 -- Northwest Missouri State University issued the following news release: Tired of drive-through burgers and microwave entrees? Take a break from eating on the run during an elegant sit-down dinner at the Friday Night Cafe, four evenings of international gourmet cuisine prepared and served by Northwest students. Northwest Family and Consumer Science students enrolled in the department's quantity food preparation course will serve meals from 5-6:30 p.m. on the third   more

DOG DAYS EVENTS OFFER SERVICES, TIPS FOR PET OWNERS
MARYVILLE, Mo., Sept. 2 -- Northwest Missouri State University issued the following news release: Northwest is going to the dogs this month, and anyone who cares about canines is invited to join the party for a tail-wagging good time -- along with free or discounted health and identification services. The Northwest Advocates for Animal Awareness organization will host Dogs Days from noon-2 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 23, and 5-7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 25, on the Memorial Bell Tower lawn. NWAAA c  more

Dr. Dutile to Speak at SBU Commencement
BOLIVAR, Mo., Dec. 18 -- Southwest Baptist University issued the following news release: The Southwest Baptist University winter commencement is scheduled for Friday, Dec. 19, at 7 p.m. in the Jane and Ken Meyer Wellness and Sports Center on the Bolivar campus. The invocation will be led by Ron Lomax, associate pastor of First Baptist Church, O'Fallon, Mo. The commencement address will be given by Dr. Gordon Dutile, newly named Provost Emeritus of SBU. Retiring faculty members Dr. Dutile,   more

Drury Alum David Harrison is the University's Poet Laureate
SPRINGFIELD, Mo., Sept. 11 -- Drury University issued the following news release: Drury University has renewed David Harrison's honorary appointment as the university's poet laureate. Harrison graduated from Drury in 1959. Former Drury president Dr. John Moore first appointed David Harrison as Drury's poet laureate in 1982, four years before Robert Penn Warren became the first U.S. poet laureate. "He brings to this honorary position experience, knowledge and a national reputation that w  more

Drury Graduate Students Work to Build Community through the Arts
SPRINGFIELD, Mo., June 12 -- Drury University issued the following news release: "It's about the art of the encounter," that's how Rebecca Burrell, Drury adjunct professor of education, describes the experience for her students and the homeless in Building Community through the Arts, a Drury graduate course. The artwork produced by Missouri Hotel residents, a shelter for homeless women and children, will be shown on Friday, June 20 at the Missouri Hotel from 1:30-3 p.m. The theme of the ar  more

Drury Hires a Chief Information Officer
SPRINGFIELD, Mo., Aug. 1 -- Drury University issued the following news release: Drury University has hired Bill Scorse as its new chief information officer. Scorse is part of Drury's management team and will oversee technology services and administrative computing. He will report to President Todd Parnell. "We're happy to have someone of Bill's caliber on staff, and he will help Drury continue to improve its technology services and capabilities," explains Parnell." Scorse will take a big-p  more

Drury Opens the Ozarks Center for Sustainable Solutions with a Grant from the Missouri DNR
SPRINGFIELD, Mo., Aug. 14 -- Drury University issued the following news release: Drury University has received a $52,000 grant from the Missouri Department of Natural Resources to fund the Ozarks Center for Sustainable Solutions. The Ozarks Center for Sustainable Solutions will provide pollution prevention technical assistance and environmental/sustainability awareness to businesses, organizations, local governments and the general public throughout Missouri's Ozarks region. The purpose of  more

Drury Ranks Among Nation's Best Universities, According to U.S. News & World Report Ranking
SPRINGFIELD, Mo., Aug. 22 -- Drury University issued the following news release: Once again this year Drury University is rated among the nation's best universities in the highly influential U.S. News & World Report college rankings. In the 2008 rankings, Drury is: * No. 10 on the list of Best Regional Universities in the Midwest, a category U.S. News & World Report officially names Best Universities-Master's-Midwest. Drury was just one of two Missouri schools to land in the top 10 on this  more

Drury Student to be on the Frontlines of the Democratic Process
SPRINGFIELD, Mo., Aug. 11 -- Drury University issued the following news release: What roles do the national political conventions play in the American political process in modern time? How do the delegates shape a party's platform? How do the media shape the image of a party's nominee? Drury University Junior Katie Daily is one of nearly 350 students from 116 colleges and universities who will consider these questions when she attends the Democratic National Convention in Denver later this  more

Drury University Named a 'Best in the Midwest' College by The Princeton Review
SPRINGFIELD, Mo., Aug. 7 -- Drury University issued the following news release: Drury University is one of the best colleges and universities in the Midwest according to The Princeton Review. The New York City-based education services company selected the school as one of 159 institutions it recommends in its "Best in the Midwest" section on its website feature 2009 Best Colleges: Region by Region. The detailed study can be found at http://www.princetonreview.com/best-regional-colleges.aspx.   more

Drury University Offers an Instructor Trainer Course in Rape Awareness and Prevention in October
SPRINGFIELD, Mo., Aug. 13 -- Drury University issued the following news release: People interested in teaching women how to avoid and defend themselves against assault will have the opportunity on Wednesday, October 29 when Drury hosts the S.A.F.E (Self Awareness & Familiarization Exchange) course. It is an eight-hour train-the-trainer rape awareness and prevention course. The class will certify all participants to teach the S.A.F.E. course to other organization's staff, employees and stud  more

Drury University to Offer A+ Scholarships
SPRINGFIELD, Mo., Dec. 3 -- Drury University issued the following news release: Beginning in the fall of 2009, Drury University will offer an A+ scholarship to students who fulfill requirements of the A+ Schools Program. Students can apply now for this scholarship. The A+ Schools Program normally pays for tuition and fees to any Missouri public community or technical college. To be eligible, a student must graduate from an A+ Missouri High School with a 2.5 cumulative grade point average,   more

Drury's Artist in Residence to Offer a Free Screening of His Film
SPRINGFIELD, Mo., Nov. 18 -- Drury University issued the following news release: Independent filmmaker and Drury Artist in Residence Patrick Mureithi presents a free screening of his film "ICYIZERE: hope" on Thursday, Nov. 20 at 7 p.m. at the Gillioz Theatre in Springfield. In "ICYIZERE: hope," Mureithi documents a series of three-day reconciliation workshops that brought together 10 victims and 10 perpetrators of the 1994 Rwandan genocide. On his first trip to Rwanda in 2007, Mureithi col  more

Drury's Leadership Academy Students Help the Homeless
SPRINGFIELD, Mo., July 15 -- Drury University issued the following news release: Family portraits of residents of the Missouri Hotel, taken by Drury Leadership Academy students, will be on display Wednesday, July 16 at the Missouri Hotel in Springfield from 9 a.m.-12 p.m. Drury Leadership Academy is a two-week summer program at Drury for gifted high school students. This year, Springfield Central High School teacher Gary Strunk is teaching a Drury Leadership Academy class called: Digital   more

Drury's Scott Sigman Given High Honor
SPRINGFIELD, Mo., July 1 -- Drury University issued the following news release: Drury University's Scott Sigman, associate professor of Mathematics and Computer Science, has been elected Regional Representative for the Central Plains Region of the Consortium for Computing Sciences in Colleges (CCSC). The Consortium for Computing Sciences in Colleges is a national organization that is dedicated to supporting those teaching computer and information science in community colleges, colleges and  more

Drury's Sustainable Habitat House Goes Platinum
SPRINGFIELD, Mo., July 3 -- Drury University issued the following news release: Drury University's Sustainable Habitat for Humanity House has achieved Platinum LEED (Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design) certification. This means the home has achieved the highest level of environmentally responsible and sustainable standards established by the U.S. Green Building Council. "It's as green as it gets," says Traci Sooter, AIA, Drury associate professor of architecture. Drury's Sustainab  more

EAGLES ARE 'THINKING PINK' ON FEB. 28
EVANSVILLE, Ind., Feb. 26 -- University of Southern Indiana issued the following news release: The University of Southern Indiana women's basketball team finishes the 2007-08 season when it hosts Missouri University of Science and Technology Thursday at 5:15 p.m. and the University of Missouri-St. Louis Saturday at 1 p.m. Thursday's contest between USI and Missouri S&T is the Screaming Eagles' "Think Pink" night at the Physical Activities Center. Fans wearing pink and showing up before 5:3  more

EAGLES COULD NOT GET OUT OF FIRST HALF HOLE IN LOSS
EVANSVILLE, Ind., Feb. 7 -- University of Southern Indiana issued the following news release: The University of Southern Indiana men's basketball team dug itself a hole it could not get out of and fell to Saint Joseph's College, 75-57, Thursday night at the Physical Activities Center. USI falls to 11-9 overall and 5-7 in the GLVC, while SJC goes to 13-7 overall, 9-3 GLVC. The Screaming Eagles could not get off the ground in the contest, going scoreless in the first five minutes of the game  more

EAGLES ELIMINATED FROM GLVC TOURNAMENT
EAST PEORIA, Ill., May 1 -- University of Southern Indiana issued the following news release: The University of Southern Indiana softball team went 0-2 and was eliminated from the GLVC Tournament Thursday, falling to the University of Indianapolis, 5-2, and to the University of Missouri-St. Louis, 2-1, in eight innings. It marks the first time since 2003 that the Screaming Eagles (31-23) have been eliminated from the GLVC Tournament on the first day. Against Indianapolis (35-24), the Ea  more

EAGLES HOST ROCKHURST, DRURY
EVANSVILLE, Ind., Feb. 12 -- University of Southern Indiana issued the following news release: The University of Southern Indiana women's basketball team has completed the cycle through GLVC East Division opponents and will concentrate on rematches with West Division foes for the remainder of the 2007-08 campaign. USI (8-13, 3-10 GLVC) starts its rematches with the West Division Thursday at 5:15 p.m. when it hosts Rockhurst University at the Physical Activities Center. The Screaming Eagles  more

EAGLES LOOK TO GET ON TRACK AGAINST DRURY
EVANSVILLE, Ind., May 1 -- University of Southern Indiana issued the following news release: The 24th-ranked University of Southern Indiana baseball team concludes the 2008 regular season when it travels to Springfield, Missouri, to play a four-game series against Drury University on Saturday and Sunday. The first pitch for each day's GLVC doubleheader is noon. The Screaming Eagles (33-17, 21-6 GLVC) enter this weekend's action looking to improve their number seven ranking in the NCAA Divi  more

EAGLES PLAYING FOR CHANCE AT GLVC TOURNAMENT
EVANSVILLE, Ind., Feb. 26 -- University of Southern Indiana issued the following news release: The University of Southern Indiana men's basketball team enters the final week of the 2007-08 regular season with its season on the brink as it is looking to lock up a berth in the GLVC Tournament. USI missed a chance to secure a berth in the tournament last week and fell to fourth in the GLVC West as a result of being swept by Southern Illinois University Edwardsville, 70-58, and Quincy Universi  more

EAGLES TO START 2008-09 SLATE AT INDIANA UNIVERSITY
EVANSVILLE, Ind., July 14 -- University of Southern Indiana issued the following news release: The University of Southern Indiana women's basketball team announced that it will begin its 2008-09 schedule with an exhibition game against Indiana University in Assembly Hall November 1 in Bloomington, Indiana. It marks the second straight year that the Screaming Eagles will open their season against a major NCAA Division I opponent from Indiana after opening last year's slate with an exhibitio  more

EAGLES TROUNCE SWOSU IN THREE SETS
ROLLA, Mo., Aug. 30 -- University of Southern Indiana issued the following news release: The University of Southern Indiana volleyball team bounced back from a 26-24, 25-17, 25-22 loss to No. 17 Pittsburg State University by trouncing Southwestern Oklahoma State University 25-16, 25-21, 25-16 Saturday afternoon at the "Middle of Everywhere" Classic. USI (2-2) attacked at a blistering .407 clip in the first set against Southwestern Oklahoma State (0-4) to set the tone for the match. Soph  more

EAGLES WANTING FANS TO 'THINK PINK'
EVANSVILLE, Ind., Feb. 19 -- University of Southern Indiana issued the following news release: The University of Southern Indiana women's basketball program is teaming up with the Women's Basketball Coaches' Association in the fight against breast cancer February 28 when the Screaming Eagles host Missouri University S&T. USI wants fans to wear pink on February 28 in an effort to raise awareness for breast cancer. Fans arriving before 5:30 p.m. and wearing pink will be admitted free to both  more

EARLY ALERT POSTS GROWING RETENTION SUCCESS RATE
MARYVILLE, Mo., Sept. 23 -- Northwest Missouri State University issued the following news release: Now entering its fourth year, Northwest's Attendance Early Alert Program continues to throw a lifeline to students who exhibit such danger signs as failure to attend class, poor academic performance, inattentiveness or a drastic change in demeanor or appearance. Assistant Director of Advisement Brad Landhuis, who supervises the program, said that of the 81 students reported by faculty and sta  more

EAST GYMNASIUM FLOORING TO BE REPLACED BEGINNING MARCH 10 IN STUDENT RECREATION CENTER-NORTH
CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo., Feb. 20 -- Southeast Missouri State University issued the following news release: As part of the continuing upgrading of recreational facilities at Southeast Missouri State University, the Department of Recreation Services has announced that the East Gymnasium of the Student Recreation Center (SRC) -North will be closed March 10 to May 1 for a complete floor replacement. A new Mondo track and basketball surfaces will be installed in the facility with the addition of a   more

EDUCATION MAJORS RECEIVE ISGUR SCHOLARSHIPS
MARYVILLE, Mo., Sept. 3 -- Northwest Missouri State University issued the following news release: Four Northwest students recently received scholarships from the Jack J. Isgur Foundation. The scholarships, which provide $750 a term for one academic year, are awarded to education majors at Missouri colleges and universities who are preparing for careers teaching arts and humanities in elementary and middle schools. Based in Kansas City, the foundation was established by attorney Jack J.   more

EDUCATION PRACTICES INFLUENCE WOMEN ENGINEER SHORTAGE, UNIVERSITY OF MISSOURI STUDY FINDS
COLUMBIA, Mo., Dec. 29 -- The University of Missouri issued the following news release: As the need for engineering professionals grows, educators and industry leaders are increasingly concerned with how to attract women to a traditional male career. A new University of Missouri study found the impact of the engineering curriculum and obstacles, including self-efficacy and feelings of inclusion, can impede women's success in the predominantly male discipline of engineering. MU researchers   more

Eldridge Named Dean St. John's College of Nursing and Health Sciences at SBU
BOLIVAR, Mo., Aug. 4 -- Southwest Baptist University issued the following news release: Carole Eldridge, DNP, RN, NEA-BC has been named dean of St. John's College of Nursing (SJCON) and Health Sciences Southwest Baptist University. Dr. Eldridge comes to the dean's position from University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, where she served as director and associate professor of UTMB's online Nursing Leadership Master's program. Eldridge brings to SJCON her extensive experience in techno  more

Emergency Preparedness Drill
FULTON, Mo., Sept. 2 -- Westminster College - Missouri issued the following news release: Wednesday, September 3, at 8:30 a.m. Westminster College will be holding a campus-wide preparedness drill, simulating a campus attack by a shooter. A trained law enforcement officer impersonating the shooter will enter a classroom in the Coulter Science Center. The instructor and students in the class have met with emergency response officials and have been thoroughly briefed on the exercise. We hav  more

English Professor Featured by Post-Dispatch
FULTON, Mo., Dec. 18 -- Westminster College - Missouri issued the following news release: Dr. Wayne Zade, Professor English at Westminster College, was the featured poet by St. Louis Post-Dispatch columnist and Missouri poet laureate Walter Bergen Dec. 14 in the paper's online edition. Click to view article. Zade's featured poem is entitled "The Duke Meets the Duke" and focuses on the bond between actor John Wayne and jazz musician and composer Edward Kennedy Ellington, who share a famous  more

ENTREPRENEURS GATHERING FOR THIRD ANNUAL BUSINESS SUMMIT
MARYVILLE, Mo., Nov. 5 -- Northwest Missouri State University issued the following news release: Northwest Missouri State University and the Northwest Missouri Small Business Development Centers are among the co-sponsors of this year's third annual Business Summit, which will take place from 7:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 20, at Missouri Western State University's Fulkerson Center in St. Joseph. This year's summit, titled "Growing Business in a Challenging Economy," features keynote  more

ENTREPRENEURSHIP RESEARCH CONFERENCE DRAWS PARTICIPANTS FROM AROUND THE WORLD
FAIRFAX, Va., March 26 -- George Mason University issued the following news release: It used to be that when you thought of an entrepreneur you pictured a small business owner. Today, however, being an entrepreneur is as much about being a leader, having innovative ideas and understanding the needs of the market as it is about starting and managing a business. Mason has embraced the entrepreneurial spirit, and throughout the university, programs and courses support the growth of entrepren  more

EPA AWARDS $600,000 TO UNIVERSITY OF MISSOURI-COLUMBIA
KANSAS CITY, Kan., Sept. 4 -- The Environmental Protection Agency issued the following press release: EPA has awarded $600,000 to the University of Missouri-Columbia for designing new technology to improve the detection of viruses, bacteria and chemicals in drinking water. EPA Region 7 Administrator John Askew said, "Protecting our nation's drinking water is a top priority for EPA. We are proud to award the University of Missouri-Columbia with these funds, which will help to ensure safe dr  more

EVENING CLASSES OF FEB. 11 CANCELED DUE TO INCLEMENT WEATHER
CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo., Feb. 11 -- Southeast Missouri State University issued the following news release: Due to inclement weather, Southeast Missouri State University will close at 11 a.m. today. All classes after 11 a.m. and all evening classes are cancelled for Monday, Feb. 11. All non-essential University employees are dismissed at 11 a.m. as well.  more

EXPERT NEGOTIATOR SHAPIRO PRESENTING 'DARE TO PREPARE' MAY 1
CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo., April 15 -- Southeast Missouri State University issued the following news release: Ronald Shapiro, expert negotiator, sports agent, attorney, educator, New York Times bestselling author and civic leader, will present, "Dare to Prepare: How to Win Before You Begin" May 1 at Southeast Missouri State University. Shapiro will make his presentation, based on his New York Times, Wall Street Journal and BusinessWeek bestseller, from noon to 1:30 p.m. in Glenn Auditorium of De  more

FALL 2008 ENROLLMENT GROWS BY 4.4 PERCENT
MARYVILLE, Mo., Oct. 2 -- Northwest Missouri State University issued the following news release: Northwest's Office of Enrollment Management has released enrollment figures for the fall 2008 trimester that show a 4.4 percent increase over last year in total headcount and a 4.2 percent increase in full-time equivalencies, a ratio used to represent a theoretical student enrolled in courses totaling 12 credit hours. Bev Schenkel, dean of enrollment management, said the fall '08 census is a h  more

FAMILY WEEKEND BRINGING BEARCAT CLANS TO CAMPUS
MARYVILLE, Mo., Aug. 29 -- Northwest Missouri State University issued the following news release: The parents and families of Northwest students will wear their Bearcat colors proudly the weekend of Friday, Sept. 12, through Sunday, Sept 14, during this year's traditional Family Weekend, which is themed "Best in the West." Among the highlights of three days of activities planned for Northwest students, families, alumni and friends of the University is Friday's (Sept. 12) Alumni Awards Banq  more

FAULKNER EXHIBIT ON DISPLAY IN KENT LIBRARY
CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo., March 20 -- Southeast Missouri State University issued the following news release: A selection of William Faulkner materials collected by Jane Isbell Haynes, a noted Faulkner scholar, and recently donated to Southeast Missouri State University is currently on exhibit in the Center for Faulkner Studies in Kent Library. Included in the exhibit is the handwritten manuscript "Sorority" that Faulkner penned in 1933 as a gift to a young female college student who was visitin  more

FBI VIOLENT CRIMES TASK FORCE EXECUTES ARREST WARRANT FOR SUSPECT CHARGED IN INDECENT LIBERTIES WITH CHILD
KANSAS CITY, Mo., Dec. 17 -- The U.S. Department of Justice's Federal Bureau of Investigation Kansas City Field Office issued the following press release: At approximately 7:20 a.m. this morning an arrest warrant issued out of Wyandotte County, KS, was executed for a suspect with the charges of (1) count of rape and (1) count of aggravated indecent liberties with a child. This arrest warrant was executed by the FBI Violent Crimes Task Force in the 400 block of Shawnee Rd. in Kansas City, Kans  more

Fine Arts Faculty Member To Help Lead Regional Theatre Festival
CANTON, Mo., Oct. 20 -- Culver-Stockton College issued the following news release: Haidee Heaton, Culver-Stockton College associate professor of theatre, has been invited to join the Region V Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival (KCACTF) management team. KCACTF is a national theatre program involving 18,000 students from colleges and universities nationwide that has served as a catalyst in improving the quality of college theatre in the United States. It has grown into a networ  more

Fontbonne to Co-Host 2010 and 2011 Div. III Women's Volleyball Tourneys
ST. LOUIS, Mo., Sept. 24 -- Fontbonne University issued the following news release: The St. Louis Sports Commission is excited to learn today that St. Louis is one of only six cities selected for the inaugural "NCAA Championship City" Pilot Program. The Championship City pilot program will feature multiple host opportunities of NCAA Division I, II and III men's and women's championships through 2012. The centerpiece of the program is a long-term agreement between the NCAA and each host city t  more

Former Missouri Governor to Present at Symposium
FULTON, Mo., Nov. 12 -- Westminster College - Missouri issued the following news release: Former Missouri Governor Bob Holden will present a session entitled "A Bailout Plan for the United States Education System: Staying Competitive in the Global Market" at 3:30 p.m., Tuesday, Nov. 18, in the Hermann Lounge on the Westminster College campus for the Third Annual Symposium on Democracy - "Citizenship in the Age of Globalization." The lecture is free and open to the public. Governor Holde  more

FORMER SIU CARBONDALE GUARD TRANSFERRING TO UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHERN INDIANA
EVANSVILLE, Ind., May 7 -- University of Southern Indiana issued the following news release: The University of Southern Indiana women's basketball team announced that 5'5" sophomore guard Ellen Young (Salem, Illinois) has signed to play for Head Coach Rick Stein's Screaming Eagles in 2008-09. Young transfers from Southern Illinois University Carbondale where she was named to the Missouri Valley Conference All-Freshman team after averaging 11.9 points and 3.5 rebounds per game in 2007-08.   more

FOUNDATION EXCEEDS STANDARD FOR RESPONSIBLE USE OF GIFTS
MARYVILLE, Mo., Nov. 12 -- Northwest Missouri State University issued the following news release: According to the Better Business Bureau's Wise Giving Alliance for finance standards, when Northwest Missouri State University alumni and friends make a charitable donation through the Northwest Foundation, they can be confident their gift is spent wisely. The Better Business Bureau is known for providing information on ethical business practices and serving as a trusted intermediary between   more

FRAUDULENT AUTO ADS ON AUTOTRADER.COM
BOISE, Idaho, Dec. 22 -- The Idaho Attorney General issued the following news release: Attorney General Lawrence Wasden warns Idaho consumers to be cautious of an unknown individual selling luxury cars advertised on Autotrader.com. The Consumer Protection Division has received numerous complaints regarding an unknown individual who advertises used luxury cars, such as Mercedes Benz, Acura, and Infiniti, for sale on Autotrader.com. The seller currently is using three names - "Michael G  more

FRIZZELL, CARNEAL HONORED WITH STATE HUMANITIES AWARD
MARYVILLE, Mo., Sept. 9 -- Northwest Missouri State University issued the following news release: Two Northwest scholars are being honored with Missouri's top award for achievement in the humanities. Northwest Director of Libraries Robert Frizzell has been chosen to receive the Missouri Humanities Council's Governor's Humanities Award for his book, "Independent Immigrants: A Settlement of Hanoverian Germans in Western Missouri." (University of Missouri Press, 2007). Professor Emeritus   more

FUNDING CONTINUED FOR SUICIDE PREVENTION PROGRAM
MARYVILLE, Mo., Sept. 12 -- Northwest Missouri State University issued the following news release: The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration has renewed a federal grant used to fund Northwest's suicide prevention program. Northwest, one of only 17 schools in the country to be funded, will receive just under $93,000 from SAMHSA this year in suicide prevention money and up to $100,000 in each of the next two years. Continuation of the award is dependent on availability o  more

FUNDS AVAILABLE FOR PROJECTS TO HELP LOW INCOME STUDENTS ATTEND COLLEGE
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo., Dec. 23 -- The Missouri Department of Higher Education issued the following news release: The Missouri Department of Higher Education is accepting applications for grants to fund projects that encourage low income students to attend college. A letter of intent to apply for the grant is due by Jan. 15, 2009. The College Access Challenge Grant Program was passed by Congress in 2007 as part of the omnibus College Cost Reduction and Access Act. The act awards grants to sta  more

GALLAHER GIVING REIN TO IMAGINATION IN LAST LECTURE
MARYVILLE, Mo., Oct. 8 -- Northwest Missouri State University issued the following news release: Dr. John Gallaher, a prize-winning poet and assistant professor of English at Northwest, will deliver this year's Last Lecture at 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 23, in the J.W. Jones Student Union Ballroom. His talk is titled, "I Climbed Through the Window so the Window's a Door." Sponsored by Sigma Pi Sigma, an honorary society for students who have received President's Scholarships, the annual event   more

GARY MILLER PERFORMING FACULTY RECITAL ON FEB. 24 IN OLD ST. VINCENT'S CHURCH
CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo., Feb. 11 -- Southeast Missouri State University issued the following news release: Dr. Gary Miller, professor of music and interim director of the Holland School of Visual and Performing Arts at Southeast Missouri State University, will present a faculty organ recital at 3 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 24, in Old St. Vincent's Church in Cape Girardeau. The recital will be performed on the 25-stop Schantz pipe organ installed in 2002, an instrument ideally suited to music from a   more

GEOSPATIAL INTELLIGENCE PROGRAM HELPS TO MAP CONSTANTLY CHANGING WORLD
FAIRFAX, Va., March 20 -- George Mason University issued the following news release: Imagine being able to walk around downtown Washington, D.C., with a small handheld device that could tell you everything you wanted to know about the area. Point it at a monument on the Mall and it would tell you the history and significance -- plus give you directions to the next tourist site you wanted to visit, with up-to-the-minute traffic, weather and air quality information. Geospatial intelligence   more

Giant Map of Asia is Coming to Springfield's Discovery Center
SPRINGFIELD, Mo., Sept. 29 -- Drury University issued the following news release: The Discovery Center of Springfield and the Missouri Geographic Alliance (MGA), in conjunction with the National Geographic Society (NGS), will play host to one of National Geographic's Giant Traveling Maps . The 30 foot by 40 foot map of Asia, featuring political and physical attributes, will be on display November 11-23, 2008 at the Discovery Center located in downtown Springfield. National Geographic's Tra  more

GIVING LEVELS TO NORTHWEST FOUNDATION REMAIN STRONG
MARYVILLE, Mo., Oct. 16 -- Northwest Missouri State University issued the following news release: Because of the overwhelming success of Northwest Missouri State University's inaugural capital campaign, The Campaign for Northwest, which concluded in 2006, there were concerns that the giving levels from the University's alumni and friends would take a drastic dip. According to Northwest Foundation officials, those concerns were unfounded. Orrie Covert, executive director of the Northwest F  more

Glen Gross Photography Exhibit
FULTON, Mo., Oct. 23 -- Westminster College - Missouri issued the following news release: The Westminster College Department of Fine Arts will feature a public viewing of the work of Glen Gross in the Champ Auditorium gallery on the Westminster College campus in Fulton, MO. The exhibit will run from Nov. 3-Dec. 12. A reception showcasing the artist's work will be held at 7 p.m., Nov. 7, in conjunction with the Westminster's Music Department's Fall Concert. The public is invited. Gros  more

GONDERS APPOINTED TO PRSA EDUCATIONAL AFFAIRS COMMITTEE
CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo., Feb. 25 -- Southeast Missouri State University issued the following news release: Dr. Susan Gonders, professor of mass communication at Southeast Missouri State University, has been appointed to a second term on the Educational Affairs Committee of the Public Relations Society of America (PRSA). She will serve with Judith Bogart of Cincinnati, Ohio, 1985 PRSA national president, as global co-chair of Certification in Education for Public Relations (CEPR). Appointmen  more

GOOD WILL, VOLUNTEERISM THEME OF SOUTHEAST STUDENTS' SPRING BREAK
CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo., April 2 -- Southeast Missouri State University issued the following news release: While most students look forward to spring break as a week of rest, relaxation, and fun in the sun, 31 Southeast Missouri State University students traveled to two destinations last month, rolled up their sleeves and went to work. One group of students embarked on an adventure to Evansville, Ind., where they worked with Habitat for Humanity to help build homes for the 2005 tornado victims  more

GRANT WILL BOOST NUMBER OF CAMPUS RECYCLING BINS
MARYVILLE, Mo., Nov. 18 -- Northwest Missouri State University issued the following news release: Northwest is one of 85 in-kind grant recipients out of 1,400 applicants nationwide that will receive free recycling bins through a program sponsored by the National Recycling Coalition The Coca-Cola Company. Grants were awarded in 32 states and the District of Columbia to colleges and universities, K-12 schools, cities, civic groups and Native American tribes. Recipients were chosen by the NR  more

GREEN NAMED PRESIDENT OF STATE LAW ENFORCEMENT GROUP
MARYVILLE, Mo., Dec. 5 -- Northwest Missouri State University issued the following news release: Northwest Campus Safety Director Clarence Green will become president this month of the Missouri Association of Campus Law Enforcement Administrators, or MACLEA. Green, who spent 2008 as the organization's vice president/president-elect, begins his one-year term as president on Dec. 6. MACLEA was founded in 1992 by a group of university police directors and chiefs who saw the need for an org  more

GUEST ARTISTS TO PERFORM CONCERT OF MUSIC FOR FLUTE, GUITAR
CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo., Feb. 18 -- Southeast Missouri State University issued the following news release: The Department of Music at Southeast Missouri State University will present a concert of music for flute and guitar on Tuesday, Feb. 26 at 7:30 p.m. in the Shuck Recital Hall at the River Campus. The concert will be performed by The Linden Duo, guest artists from Illinois State University. Tickets for the concert will be available at the River Campus Box Office or at the door. Admission i  more

GUITAR ENSEMBLE PERFORMING FREE CONCERT MAY 1
CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo., April 25 -- Southeast Missouri State University issued the following news release: The Southeast Missouri State University Guitar Ensemble will perform its final concert of the year at 7:30 p.m. May 1 in the Robert F. and Gertrude L. Shuck Music Recital Hall in the Seminary Building on Southeast's River Campus. Admission is free. The Guitar Ensemble will feature large ensemble works, duets and solos for classical guitar. The works on the program include duets from the   more

HARRISON COLLEGE OF BUSINESS TEAM PLACES THIRD IN INTERNATIONAL COMPETITION
CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo., April 16 -- Southeast Missouri State University issued the following news release: A team of students from Southeast Missouri State University's Harrison College of Business recently finished third in an international case competition at Coventry University in Coventry, England. The championship round of the international case competition was sponsored by the Network of International Business Schools (NIBS), an association of 80 business schools located across the glob  more

Hastings College Named A Best College In The Midwest
HASTINGS, Neb., July 31 -- Hastings College issued the following news release: Hastings College is one of the best colleges and universities in the Midwest according to The Princeton Review. The New York City-based education services company selected the school as one of 159 institutions it recommends in its "Best in the Midwest" section on its website featuring 2009 Best Colleges: Region by Region. Hastings College had to meet two criteria. First, the college had to meet certain standard  more

HEALTH, HUMAN PERFORMANCE AND RECREATION SPONSORING WALK TO SCHOOL DAY
CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo., April 21 -- Southeast Missouri State University issued the following news release: The Department of Health, Human Performance and Recreation at Southeast Missouri State University in cooperation with the PTA of Alma Schrader Elementary School is sponsoring "Walk to School Day" on Wednesday, April 30. Students are being encouraged to walk to school that day along with teachers, parents, grandparents and other community members who wish to participate. Walkers are asked  more

Hofstra Students To Gather For Panel Discussion And Viewing Of Second Presidential Debate
HEMPSTEAD, N.Y., Oct. 6 -- Hofstra University issued the following news release: Students, faculty and members of the public will assemble at Hofstra on Tuesday in the Student Center Theater, Sondra and David S. Mack Student Center, North Campus to view and discuss the second presidential debate. Hofstra faculty will lead a panel discussion beginning at 8 p.m., followed by the 9 p.m. large-screen viewing of the second presidential debate from Belmont University in Nashville, Tennessee. Las  more

HOLOCAUST SURVIVOR TO PRESENT KEYNOTE ADDRESS AT HOLOCAUST REMEMBRANCE PROGRAM
CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo., April 18 -- Southeast Missouri State University issued the following news release: Sara Moses of St. Louis, Mo., a child survivor of the Holocaust, will visit Southeast Missouri State University April 30 and present the keynote address at the 2008 Holocaust Remembrance Program. The presentation is scheduled for noon in the University Center Ballroom. The event is free and open to the public. Moses will make a presentation on her personal experiences as a child survi  more

Honors Art Show Features Students' Works
CANTON, Mo., Sept. 29 -- Culver-Stockton College issued the following news release: Culver-Stockton College students will have some of their artwork on display Homecoming weekend at the annual C-SC Honors Show at the Canton Area Arts Council Gallery, 339 Lewis St.. The exhibit opens at 6:30 p.m. Friday, October 3. Each October, C-SC art faculty give selected students the opportunity to design and carry out a gallery show off campus as part of their entry into the professional world. The ex  more

HONORS CONTINUE TO ROLL IN FOR WOOD, LOETE
EVANSVILLE, Ind., May 8 -- University of Southern Indiana issued the following news release: University of Southern Indiana senior outfielder Kathy Wood (Lynnville, Indiana) and sophomore designated player Sara Loete (Pekin, Illinois) have been named first-team Louisville Slugger/NFCA All-Great Lakes Region in a vote by the region's head coaches. It marks the second consecutive day that Loete and Wood have been recognized on an All-Region team. Loete earned first-team Daktronics All-Region  more

INFORMATION ISSUED BY U.S. ATTORNEY'S OFFICE FOR THE WESTERN DISTRICT OF MISSOURI ON DEC. 18: OWNER OF ASIAN MASSAGE PARLORS PLEADS GUILTY TO TRANSPORTING PERSONS FOR PROSTITUTION
KANSAS CITY, Mo., Dec. 18 -- The U.S. Department of Justice's U.S. Attorney's office for the Western District Of Missouri issued the following press release: John F. Wood, United States Attorney for the Western District of Missouri, announced that the owner of two Johnson County, Kan., massage parlors pleaded guilty in federal court today to inducing women to travel across state lines for the purpose of prostitution. Wei Li Pang, also known as Linda, 37, a Chinese national with permanent r  more

INFORMATION ISSUED BY U.S. ATTORNEY'S OFFICE FOR THE WESTERN DISTRICT OF MISSOURI ON DEC. 22: INDEPENDENCE MAN SENTENCED TO 15 YEARS FOR ILLEGAL FIREARM
KANSAS CITY, Mo., Dec. 22 -- The U.S. Department of Justice's U.S. Attorney's office for the Western District Of Missouri issued the following press release: John F. Wood, United States Attorney for the Western District of Missouri, announced that an Independence, Mo., man was sentenced in federal court today for illegally possessing a firearm. Jeremy E. Peterman, 31, of Independence, was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Gary A. Fenner this morning to 15 years and eight months in federal p  more

INFORMATION ISSUED BY U.S. ATTORNEY'S OFFICE FOR THE WESTERN DISTRICT OF MISSOURI ON DEC. 22: NIXA MAN PLEADS GUILTY TO FAILURE TO FILE FEDERAL TAX RETURNS
SPRINGFIELD, Mo., Dec. 22 -- The U.S. Department of Justice's U.S. Attorney's office for the Western District Of Missouri issued the following press release: John F. Wood, United States Attorney for the Western District of Missouri, announced that a Nixa, Mo., man pleaded guilty in federal court today to his failure to file federal tax returns for three years. Terry Edward Elliott, 54, of Nixa, pleaded guilty before U.S. Magistrate Judge James C. England this morning to three counts of wil  more

INFORMATION ISSUED BY U.S. ATTORNEY'S OFFICE FOR THE WESTERN DISTRICT OF MISSOURI ON DEC. 22: SPRINGFIELD MAN SENTENCED TO 22 YEARS IN PRISON FOR ARMED BANK ROBBERY
SPRINGFIELD, Mo., Dec. 22 -- The U.S. Department of Justice's U.S. Attorney's office for the Western District Of Missouri issued the following press release: John F. Wood, United States Attorney for the Western District of Missouri, announced that a Springfield, Mo., man was sentenced in federal court today for the armed robbery of Bank of America. Nathan Allen Forrest, 28, of Springfield, was sentenced by U.S. Chief District Judge Fernando J. Gaitan this morning to 22 years and eight mont  more

INFORMATION ISSUED BY U.S. ATTORNEY'S OFFICE FOR THE WESTERN DISTRICT OF MISSOURI ON DEC. 31: BRANSON WEST MAN PLEADS GUILTY TO SAINT ROBERT BANK ROBBERY
SPRINGFIELD, Mo., Dec. 31 -- The U.S. Department of Justice's U.S. Attorney's office for the Western District Of Missouri issued the following press release: John F. Wood, United States Attorney for the Western District of Missouri, announced that a Branson West, Mo., man pleaded guilty in federal court today to robbing the Bank of Crocker in Saint Robert, Mo. Christopher Michael Dwyer, 34, of Branson West, pleaded guilty before U.S. District Judge Richard E. Dorr this morning to the charg  more

Inpulse In Concert At Cottey Sept. 6
NEVADA, Mo., Aug. 29 -- Cotley College issued the following news release: INPULSE, an outstanding vocal quartet, will perform on Saturday, September 6, at 8 p.m. in the Auditorium of the Haidee and Allen Wild Center for the Arts. This award-winning foursome combines soloists with renowned vocal percussion, using only their mouths and microphones to create a groove that is second to none. They will perform everything from original music to cover songs by Queen, Rascal Flatts, and Gavin DeGraw.  more

INTERNATIONAL PLAZA FLAG-RAISING HIGHLIGHTS WALKOUT DAY
MARYVILLE, Mo., Sept. 17 -- Northwest Missouri State University issued the following news release: A colorful Northwest tradition will mark its 11th anniversary at 2 p.m. Friday, Oct. 17, when the University's Intercultural and International Center hosts the 2008 flag-raising ceremony at the Joyce and Harvey White International Plaza. For the second consecutive year, the event is being held in conjunction with a student Walkout Day Celebration from noon to 4 p.m. on the Colden Pond lawn a  more

ISLAM/CHRISTIANITY PRESENTATION CANCELED
CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo., Feb. 21 -- Southeast Missouri State University issued the following news release: Due to inclement weather, a presentation titled "The Moral and Community Connection Between Islam and Christianity" has been canceled for tonight, Thursday, Feb. 21. The event had been scheduled for 6:30 p.m. in Glenn Auditorium of Dempster Hall and was sponsored by the Southeast Muslim Student Association.  more

IT'S LIGHTS! CAMERA! BEARCATS! FOR HOMECOMING '08
MARYVILLE, Mo., Sept. 17 -- Northwest Missouri State University issued the following news release: Northwest students, alumni and friends of the University will mark this year's Homecoming celebration amid the trappings of Hollywood glamour while carrying out the theme Lights! Action! Bearcats! The climax of a week's worth of Homecoming events comes on Saturday, Oct. 18, with the annual parade through central Maryville followed by Bearcats football against the Fort Hays State Tigers. This  more

JAZZ BANDS PERFORMING APRIL 22 IN BEDELL
CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo., April 11 -- Southeast Missouri State University issued the following news release: The Department of Music at Southeast Missouri State University will present the final jazz concert of the year on Tuesday, April 22, featuring their two acclaimed big bands, Studio Jazz and Jazz Lab. The performance will be held at 7:30 p.m. in the Donald C. Bedell Performance Hall in the Cultural Arts Center located on the River Campus. The Jazz Lab Band will perform works recorded b  more

JAZZ FESTIVAL GUEST ARTIST GOINS JOINING SULTANS OF SWING AT BUCKNER'S BREWPUB ON VALENTINE'S DAY
CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo., Feb. 11 -- Southeast Missouri State University issued the following news release: Guitarist Wayne Goins will join the Southeast Missouri State University popular jazz combo, the Sultans of Swing, for a performance on Valentine's Day, Feb. 14, at Buckner's Brewpub in downtown Cape Girardeau. The music will run from 7 to 10 p.m. and will include jazz standards and favorites of bebop jazz. Also joining the Sultans will be Zach Priester, a Southeast sophomore music major f  more

JAZZ NIGHT TO BENEFIT UMKC'S SIRRIDGE OFFICE OF MEDICAL HUMANITIES AND BIOETHICS
KANSAS CITY, Mo., Dec 17 -- The University of Missouri at Kansas City issued the following news release: "Wherever the art of medicine is loved, there is also a love of humanity." Hippocrates said it, and the University of Missouri - Kansas City School of Medicine's Sirridge Office of Medical Humanities and Bioethics proves it to be true. The School of Medicine presents Jazz Night 2009, benefitting the Sirridge Office of Medical Humanities and Bioethics, from 7-10 p.m., Feb. 21, 2009, at   more

Jazz Through Summer with Drury Jazz Camp
SPRINGFIELD, Mo., June 9 -- Drury University issued the following news release: "Jazz washes away the dust of every day life." ~ Art Blakey from allaboutjazz.com The public is welcome to get a good cleaning the week of June 15 as Drury University hosts the Drury Jazz Camp; one of the longest-running camps in the state of Missouri. It dates back to the 1970s when the Stan Kenton Orchestra served as the artist in residence for the camp. Led by Tina Claussen, Drury's director of jazz studi  more

Jewell Welcomes Students, Honors Civic Leaders at Opening Convocation September 10
LIBERTY, Mo., Aug. 14 -- William Jewel College issued the following news release: Civic leaders will be honored for public service at Opening Convocation ceremonies marking the beginning of a new school year at 10:15 a.m. Wednesday, September 10 in John Gano Memorial Chapel on the William Jewell College campus in Liberty, Mo. The program includes Jewell faculty members in full academic regalia. Alumni and friends of the college are invited to attend the ceremonies free of charge. This year  more

Jupiter One To Perform At Cottey College On Nov. 12
NEVADA, Mo., Oct. 29 -- Cotley College issued the following news release: Cottey College has brought in the invigorating '70s-early '80s style band Jupiter One. They will be performing at 8 p.m. on Wednesday, November 12, in Raney Dining Room on the Cottey College campus. The music group Jupiter One is a New York-based five-piece band which produces an electrifying, invigorating sound that recalls the pogo-party frenzy of the late '70s-early '80s underground club scene but with a contempor  more

JURY CONVICTS MISSOURI MAN FOR DRUG TRAFFICKING AND MONEY LAUNDERING CONSPIRACIES
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo., June 19 -- The U.S. Justice Department's Drug Enforcement Administration's St. Louis Field Office issued the following press release: John F. Wood, United States Attorney for the Western District of Missouri, announced today that a Rockport, Texas, man has been convicted by a federal jury for his role in drug-trafficking and money-laundering conspiracies responsible for transporting hundreds of pounds of marijuana, as well as cocaine, from Texas. David Elby Shafer, 48,  more

JURY CONVICTS MISSOURI MAN FOR DRUG TRAFFICKING AND MONEY LAUNDERING CONSPIRACIES
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo., June 19 -- The U.S. Justice Department's Drug Enforcement Administration's St. Louis Field Office issued the following press release: John F. Wood, United States Attorney for the Western District of Missouri, announced today that a Rockport, Texas, man has been convicted by a federal jury for his role in drug-trafficking and money-laundering conspiracies responsible for transporting hundreds of pounds of marijuana, as well as cocaine, from Texas. David Elby Shafer, 48,  more

KANSAS CHORALES TO JOIN TOWER CHOIR IN CONCERT
MARYVILLE, Mo., Oct. 21 -- Northwest Missouri State University issued the following news release: Northwest's Tower Choir under the direction of Dr. Stephen Town, professor of music, will perform in concert at 8 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 28, in the Performing Arts Center on the University campus. Admission is free. The latest installment in the Guest Choral Ensembles Series, the concert will also feature the Hiawatha (Kan.) High School Concert Choir directed by Sarah Kleopfer and the Eudora (Kan  more

Kansas City Couple Present Sessions on World Citizenship
FULTON, Mo., Nov. 10 -- Westminster College - Missouri issued the following news release: Paul and Debbie Kavanaugh, a professional couple from Kansas City, MO, will present two sessions on world citizenship, Wednesday, Nov. 19, at the Third Annual Symposium on Democracy at Westminster College. All Symposium sessions are free and open to the public. Their first session, "It's a Small World After All," which will be held at 9 a.m. in Champ Auditorium, will discuss all the different paths  more

Katie Cash Selected to Receive Prestigious Internship
SPRINGFIELD, Mo., June 2 -- Drury University issued the following news release: Katie Cash, a third-year student at Drury University, has been selected to receive a summer internship through the Washington Center's Criminal Justice Program. Cash is a graduate of Cole Camp High School. Through this internship program, Cash has obtained a position with the Public Defender's office in Montgomery County, Md., just outside of Washington, D.C. In her new post, Cash will bepart of a legal team wi  more

KCPL RECOGNIZES STUDENTS FOR SOFTWARE RESEARCH
MARYVILLE, Mo., Dec. 3 -- Northwest Missouri State University issued the following news release: Seven Northwest computing students were recognized Tuesday, Dec. 2, after competing in an undergraduate research competition sponsored by the Kansas City Power & Light Co. Shan Lynn, manager of enterprise systems support for KCPL, said the utility organized the contest as a means of strengthening its relationship with Northwest "in anticipation of new hires" of graduates with degrees related to  more

KENNETT CAMPUS OPENING AT 10 A.M. DEC. 16
CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo., Dec. 16 -- Southeast Missouri State University issued the following news release: Due to inclement weather, Southeast Missouri State University-Kennett is operating on a delayed start Dec. 16. The Kennett Campus will open at 10 a.m. on Dec. 16.  more

KENNETT STUDENT AWARDED BOOTHEEL EDUCATION CENTER ADVISORY COUNCIL SCHOLARSHIP TO ATTEND MALDEN CAMPUS
CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo., April 22 -- Southeast Missouri State University issued the following news release: John Mansfield of Kennett, Mo., has been awarded the Bootheel Education Center (BEC) Advisory Council Scholarship to attend Southeast Missouri State University-Malden for the 2008-2009 academic year. The BEC Advisory Council Scholarship is a one-year Crisp Bootheel Education Center (CBEC) Incentive Scholarship valued at $4,500 and covers the cost of incidental, general and textbook renta  more

KENT LIBRARY, HEALTH CENTER TO OPEN ON FEB. 13
CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo., Feb. 13 -- Southeast Missouri State University issued the following news release: Kent Library and the Center for Health and Counseling at Southeast Missouri State University will be open on a different schedule from the rest of the Cape Girardeau campus today and tomorrow. Kent Library will be open from 3 until 9 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 13, and will open on Thursday at 9 a.m. The Center for Health and Counseling will have two nurses on duty from 2 until 5 p.m. on W  more

KINDERGARTENERS, FOURTH GRADERS TO EXPERIENCE COLLEGE LIFE AT SOUTHEAST
CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo., April 8 -- Southeast Missouri State University issued the following news release: One hundred thirty kindergarteners and fourth graders from Jefferson Elementary School will have the chance to experience "college" life for a day when they visit the Southeast Missouri State University campus April 16. The Southeast chapter of Kappa Delta Pi, an education honor society, is hosting the event - called Literacy Alive - Anything is Possible! - for the third year. New to the   more

KU MULTICULTURAL DIRECTOR TO KEYNOTE MOSAIC BANQUET
MARYVILLE, Mo., Sept. 23 -- Northwest Missouri State University issued the following news release: MOSAIC, the Midwest Organization of Students Advancing Interculturalism, will host its third-annual intercollegiate gathering Thursday, Oct. 23, through Saturday, Oct. 25, at Northwest Missouri State University. The event, with its focus on diversity and multiculturalism, is being held in conjunction with the Northwest Powwow - a major celebration of Native American culture - which takes pla  more

KXCV PLANS FRIDAY PRE-GAME BROADCAST FROM ALABAMA
MARYVILLE, Mo., Dec. 10 -- Northwest Missouri State University issued the following news release: Bearcat fans looking for pre-game insights into the NCAA Division II football championship battle between Northwest and the University of Minnesota-Duluth Bulldogs will want to tune into a special live broadcast from Florence, Ala., on KXCV/KRNW radio beginning at 6:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 12. Friday's show will air only on KXCV/KRNW, but the entire Bearcat Radio Network will pick up the game, wh  more

KXCV/KRNW LAUNCHES NEW WEB SITE
MARYVILLE, Mo., Oct. 1 -- Northwest Missouri State University issued the following news release: KXCV/KRNW FM, the 100,000-watt public radio voice of Northwest Missouri State University, has launched an expanded and enhanced Web site emphasizing local and regional news and community events in addition to University coverage and NPR staples like "Car Talk," "Fresh Air" and "Prairie Home Companion." "We think the new Web site will give our listeners a lot more information about local and reg  more

LARSEN NAMED ALL-AMERICAN BY NATIONAL COLLEGIATE BASEBALL WRITERS' ASSOCIATION
EVANSVILLE, Ind., June 2 -- University of Southern Indiana issued the following news release: University of Southern Indiana baseball junior right-hander Shaun Larsen (Tell City, Indiana) was named third team All-American by the National Collegiate Baseball Writers' Association as a relief pitcher. He becomes the 13th USI baseball player and the fifth pitcher to earn All-America honors. A first team American Baseball Coaches Association and second team Daktronics All-Region player, Larsen   more

LAY-OFFS, TUITION HIKES, LARGER CLASSES ARE LIKELY RESULTS OF POTENTIAL CUTS
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo., Dec. 22 -- The Missouri Department of Higher Education issued the following news release: The Missouri Department of Higher Education today summarized and forwarded to the General Assembly reports from the state's colleges and universities describing the impacts from possible cuts in state appropriations. The reports and summary can be found at http://www.dhe.mo.gov/institutioncuts.shtml The colleges and universities described scenarios including lay-offs, tuition inc  more

LECTURE RESCHEDULED FOR FEB. 19
CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo., Feb. 12 -- Southeast Missouri State University issued the following news release: Due to inclement weather, the lecture "DeSoto and the Death of the Mississippians," scheduled to be presented Feb. 12 at Southeast Missouri State University's River Campus has been postponed. The lecture, sponsored by the Rosemary Berkel and Harry L. Crisp II Southeast Missouri Regional Museum, has been rescheduled for 6:30 p.m. Feb. 19 in the John and Betty Glenn Convocation Center. The   more

LECTURE TO FOCUS ON ART PRICING METHODS MARCH 4 IN CRISP MUSEUM
CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo., Feb. 28 -- Southeast Missouri State University issued the following news release: Art Pricing Methods will be the topic of a free lecture March 4 in the Rosemary Berkel and Harry L. Crisp II Southeast Missouri Regional Museum at Southeast Missouri State University's River Campus. The lecture is planned for 6:30 p.m. in the Museum's classroom. Ellen Hahs, curator of education at the Museum, will discuss knowing the value of your own artwork, how much your time is wor  more

LIVE FROM NORTHWEST, IT'S SNL'S SETH MEYERS
MARYVILLE, Mo., Oct. 23 -- Northwest Missouri State University issued the following news release: Saturday Night Live writer and comedian Seth Meyers, perhaps best known as Amy Poehler's Weekend Update co-anchor, will perform at Northwest at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 4, in the Performing Arts Center on campus. Admission for the Student Activities Council-sponsored event is $5 for students and $15 for the public. Tickets are available at the Student Services Center on the first floor of the A  more

Love Of Teaching Lures Walton Back To Classroom
CANTON, Mo., Nov. 11 -- Culver-Stockton College issued the following news release: After more than five years as the head of the Culver-Stockton College athletic department, Rod Walton has announced he is leaving his post as athletic director. He will resume his teaching career as an associate professor of psychology at Culver-Stockton. "I was greatly honored when I was asked to take on the athletic director duties five years ago. It's been a great ride, and I've enjoyed leading the Wildca  more

Luiza Hozan Receives SBU Library Award
BOLIVAR, Mo., Nov. 21 -- Southwest Baptist University issued the following news release: Southwest Baptist University's Harriett K. Hutchens Library has announced that Luiza Hozan, Bolivar, Missouri, was honored as the Outstanding University Library Student Assistant of the Month for October 2008. The University Libraries' faculty and staff established the monthly award to recognize outstanding employment characteristics such as dependability, quality of work, motivation, attitude, and cooper  more

MAIN CAMPUS, RIVER CAMPUS UNDER BOIL WATER ORDER DUE TO WATER MAIN BREAK
CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo., April 4 -- Southeast Missouri State University issued the following news release: Due to a water main break this morning, the City of Cape Girardeau has issued a precautionary boil water order that affects a large part of the city including the University's main campus and River Campus. While water service has been restored to most of the affected area, the city recommends that water be boiled vigorously for three minutes prior to use, particularly in buildings which expe  more

MALDEN CAMPUS CLOSING AT NOON DUE TO WEATHER
CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo., Feb. 11 -- Southeast Missouri State University issued the following news release: Due to inclement weather, Southeast Missouri State University-Malden is closing at noon Monday, Feb. 11. All classes after noon and all evening classes are cancelled.  more

MALDEN CAMPUS TO OFFER 10 FULL, ONE-YEAR SCHOLARSHIPS TO AREA 2008 GRADUATING HIGH SCHOOL SENIORS
MALDEN, Mo., Feb. 20 -- Southeast Missouri State University issued the following news release: Ten area high school seniors graduating in May 2008 will be awarded one-year Crisp Bootheel Education Center (CBEC) Incentive Scholarships to attend Southeast Missouri State University-Malden under a new scholarship program approved Jan. 31 by the CBEC Advisory Council. Each full scholarship will be valued at up to $4,500 and will cover the cost of incidental fees for up to 30 credit hours of cou  more

MALDEN STUDENT AWARDED SHERIFF JIM ELLIOTT SCHOLARSHIP TO ATTEND MALDEN CAMPUS
CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo., April 14 -- Southeast Missouri State University issued the following news release: Kaleigh Ellsworth of Malden, Mo., has been awarded the Sheriff Jim Elliott Scholarship to attend Southeast Missouri State University-Malden for the 2008-2009 academic year. The Sheriff Jim Elliott Scholarship is a one-year Crisp Bootheel Education Center (CBEC) Incentive Scholarship valued at $4,500 and covers the cost of incidental, general and textbook rental fees for up to 30 Southeas  more

Maryville, Missouri Baptist Collaborate on Nursing Degree Program
ST. LOUIS, Mo., Sept. 17 -- Maryville University issued the following news release: In a remarkable academic collaboration, more than 35 registered nurses plan to earn their BSN degree from Maryville University in classes held at their place of work, Missouri Baptist Medical Center. The RN-BSN onsite program is a new joint project between Maryville University and Missouri Baptist Medical Center. Books, supplies and faculty are transported to the medical center to accommodate the work sched  more

MASS COMMUNICATION STUDENTS EXCEL IN LOCAL TRI-STATE AMP ADDY COMPETITION
CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo., March 4 -- Southeast Missouri State University issued the following news release: The award-winning talents of Southeast Missouri State University's mass communication advertising, public relations and radio students were recently demonstrated at a regional advertising competition. Students in the Department of Communication won two Student Gold ADDYs, one Silver ADDY and two Bronze ADDYs at the Tri-State Advertising and Marketing Professionals 13th annual ADDY awards  more

METRO COLUMNIST BROWN JR. TO PRESENT 13TH ANNUAL MICHAEL DAVIS LECTURE
CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo., March 4 -- Southeast Missouri State University issued the following news release: Metro columnist with the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, Sylvester Brown, Jr., will present the Department of Communication's Michael Davis Lecture March 19 at Southeast Missouri State University. The Common Hour lecture is scheduled for noon in Rose Theatre. The lecture previously was scheduled in February but was postponed due to inclement weather. The event is free and open to the public and   more

Metro Theatre Presents 'New Kid' At C-SC
CANTON, Mo., Sept. 17 -- Culver-Stockton College issued the following news release: The Metro Theatre of St. Louis will stage "New Kid" in the Performing Arts Center on the Culver-Stockton College Campus at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, October 8. The performance is free and open to the public. "New Kid," written by author and playwright Dennis Foon, tells the story of a young immigrant to America and his mother as he encounters the teasing, bullying, and confusion that often occur. To create a   more

MICHAEL DAVIS LECTURE POSTPONED DUE TO ICE STORM
CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo., Feb. 12 -- Southeast Missouri State University issued the following news release: The Michael Davis Lecture scheduled for noon Feb. 13 at Southeast Missouri State University has been postponed due to the ice storm impacting the Cape Girardeau area. Sylvester Brown Jr., Metro columnist with the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, was scheduled to present the Department of Communication's annual Michael Davis Lecture in Rose Theatre.  more

Miniea Named Associate Vice President at WWU
FULTON, Mo., Sept. 19 -- William Woods University issued the following news release: Scott Miniea, the former director of grants and corporate/foundation relations at William Woods University, has been promoted to associate vice president of university advancement. He is responsible for overall management of the university advancement team's efforts in the areas of development and alumni relations. Miniea also serves WWU as director of the Heartland Regional Affiliate for PeaceJam and a  more

MINOR TO OFFER NEW OPPORTUNITIES IN CRISIS MANAGEMENT
MARYVILLE, Mo., Sept. 16 -- Northwest Missouri State University issued the following news release: In an unsafe and uncertain world, college graduates are finding a growing number of opportunities among the ranks of professionals whose job it is to respond to emergencies and manage crises. In order to better prepare students in a variety of majors who may seek careers in this challenging area, Northwest will introduce an interdisciplinary minor in comprehensive crisis response beginning wi  more

MINORITY CAREER EXPLORATION DINNER POSTPONED
CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo., Feb. 13 -- Southeast Missouri State University issued the following news release: The Minority Career Exploration Dinner Scheduled for tonight, Feb. 13, has been postponed, due to the weather.  more

Missouri Congressional Candidate To Speak Oct. 20
CANTON, Mo., Oct. 16 -- Culver-Stockton College issued the following news release: On Monday, October 20, Judy Baker, Democratic nominee for U.S. Representative from the 9th Congressional District of Missouri, will be at Culver-Stockton College to speak about why people become involved in politics. "We want to bring the excitement of this year's election to the college community and give students a chance to become involved in the political process," says David Fistein, Ph.D., assistant pr  more

Missouri Contemporary Ballet to Perform at Westminster
FULTON, Mo., Oct. 28 -- Westminster College - Missouri issued the following news release: The Missouri Contemporary Ballet (MCB) from Columbia, MO will perform the company's new concert "Renewal" at 7:30 p.m., Friday, Nov. 14, in Champ Auditorium on the Westminster College campus in Fulton. The event is open to the public and sponsored by Westminster College and The Callaway Bank. Admission is free for students with a student ID card and K-12 students. The ticket cost is $5 for adults.   more

MISSOURI FIRM RECALLS SAUSAGE PRODUCTS FOR POSSIBLE LISTERIA CONTAMINATION
WASHINGTON, Dec. 25 -- The U.S. Department of Agriculture's Food Safety and Inspection Service has issued the following press release: T. Piekutowski European Style Sausage, a St. Louis, Mo., firm, is recalling approximately 750 pounds of sausage products that may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes, the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Food Safety and Inspection Service announced today. The following product is subject to recall: * Various sizes of Krakow sausage wrapped in unm  more

Missouri United Methodists Surpass Mozambique House-Building Goal
MASSACA, Mozambique, Aug. 6 -- The Habitat for Humanity International issued the following news release: Teams of volunteers from the Missouri Conference of The United Methodist Church and its Volunteers in Mission program have surpassed their goal of building 75 homes in partnership with Habitat for Humanity Mozambique in three years. Various teams--made up of a total of 40 to 50 people--have built 82 homes in Massaca and Chimoio since 2006. The final team dedicated 16 houses, which they  more

MONTANA ARTIST TO EXHIBIT PAINTINGS AT NORTHWEST
MARYVILLE, Mo., Sept. 23 -- Northwest Missouri State University issued the following news release: The Northwest Department of Art's Visiting Artist Series continues this fall with an exhibit by painter Harold Schlotzhauer Monday, Oct. 6, through Friday, Oct. 31, in the first-floor gallery space of the Olive DeLuce Fine Arts Building. Schlotzhauer will show slides and give a lecture on his work at 7 p.m. Monday, Oct. 6, in DeLuce 244. A professor of painting at Montana State University-  more

MOTHER NATURE WINS ANOTHER ROUND
EVANSVILLE, Ind., Feb. 24 -- University of Southern Indiana issued the following news release: Mother Nature won another round as Sunday's snowfall and unimproved field conditions forced the cancellation of Monday and Tuesday's three game series between the University of Southern Indiana and Missouri Western State University. The three games will not be rescheduled. The next chance of the Screaming Eagles (2-4) to open the 2008 home schedule will be Wednesday when Oakland City University (  more

NAPOLEON I EXHIBIT OF ARTIFACTS OPENING APRIL 9 IN KENT LIBRARY
CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo., March 24 -- Southeast Missouri State University issued the following news release: An exhibit of artifacts and documents related to the life of Napoleon I of France (1769-1821) from the collection of Don and Rubye Kraft, will open at 3:30 p.m. April 9 in Kent Library at Southeast Missouri State University. This exhibit honors a lifetime of collecting Napoleon artifacts by Mr. Kraft, who first developed an interest in the self-proclaimed French Emperor as a high school   more

NAPOLEON I EXHIBIT POSTPONED TILL APRIL
CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo., March 17 -- Southeast Missouri State University issued the following news release: The opening of an exhibit of artifacts and documents related to the life of Napoleon I of France (1769-1821) from the collection of Don and Rubye Kraft has been postponed until April. A rescheduled opening date for the exhibit will be announced at a later date. The exhibit previously was scheduled to open March 26 in Kent Library at Southeast Missouri State University. The exhibit wil  more

National ASL Interpreters Workshop to be Held at WWU
FULTON, Mo., Aug. 19 -- William Woods University issued the following news release: The American Sign Language Interpreting Program at William Woods University will host a national workshop for American Sign Language interpreters Saturday (Aug. 23). Taught by Charlotte Toothman, M.S., M.A., CSC, CPCC, the workshop will provide an opportunity for interpreters to look at ways to work more effectively and collaboratively in workplace settings. Sponsored by Sorenson VRS (Video Relay Service  more

National Columnist Keynotes For Symposium
FULTON, Mo., Nov. 4 -- Westminster College - Missouri issued the following news release: Gene Robinson, the prominent national political columnist for The Washington Post and MSNBC commentator, will deliver the keynote lecture "Today's News: Who's Up, Who's Down and What's Really Going On" at 7 p.m., Tuesday, Nov. 18, in Champ Auditorium on the Westminster College campus as a part of the school's Third Annual Symposium on Democracy--"Citizenship in the Age of Globalization." The lecture is  more

National Guard Chaplain Gary Gilmore to Speak at Commencement
BOLIVAR, Mo., July 11 -- Southwest Baptist University issued the following news release: Southwest Baptist University's summer commencement is scheduled for Friday, July 25, at 7:00 p.m. in the Jane and Ken Meyer Wellness Center on the main campus in Bolivar. The commencement address will be given by guest speaker Chaplain Gary D. Gilmore. Gilmore was born in Pipestone, Minn, but spent most of his early years in the Kansas City, Mo., area. Called to vocational ministry while in high scho  more

National Security Expert to Lecture at Symposium
FULTON, Mo., Nov. 6 -- Westminster College - Missouri issued the following news release: Dr. John Nagl, a national security expert who is currently Senior Fellow at the Center for a New American Security, will deliver a lecture on citizens' responsibilities during a long war at 1 p.m., Tuesday, Nov. 18, in Champ Auditorium on the Westminster College campus as a part of the school's Third Annual Symposium on Democracy--"Citizenship in the Age of Globalization." His lecture, "Responsibilitie  more

Native American Month Celebrations At Cottey
NEVADA, Mo., Oct. 20 -- Cotley College issued the following news release: November is Native American Heritage Month, and Cottey College will host events to celebrate the month. On Saturday, November 1, at 1 p.m., the Wichita, Kansas, Oyate Wanji One Nation Drum group will be performing, talking about Native American culture, and displaying Native American craft items. The group includes Cottey alumna Cathy Gillespie, Class of 1981. Weather permitting, they will perform near the peace pole  more

NCAA FOOTBALL CHAMPIONSHIP TRAVEL OPTIONS ANNOUNCED
MARYVILLE, Mo., Dec. 6 -- Northwest Missouri State University issued the following news release: This release describes the guidelines for Bearcat fan travel to the 2008 NCAA Division II football championship game Saturday, Dec. 13, in Florence, Ala. Kickoff is at noon CST at Braly Municipal Stadium. CHAMPIONSHIP CELEBRATION PACKAGE Tailgate party - 9 a.m., Spirit Hill north of Braly Municipal Stadium: Look for the green and white. Complimentary coffee, juice and donuts (while supplies   more

NEIL SIMON'S 'FOOLS' OPENS MAINSTAGE SEASON
MARYVILLE, Mo., Sept. 2 -- Northwest Missouri State University issued the following news release: Theatre Northwest, the dramatic arts program of the Department of Communication, Theatre and Languages, opens its 2008-'09 Mainstage season Sept. 25-28 with "Fools," a light-hearted comedy by Neil Simon. The play serves as this year's Freshman/Transfer Showcase and is cast entirely with new freshmen or students who have transferred to Northwest from other colleges and universities. Dr. Joe Kre  more

NEW BOOK RELEASE, BOOKSIGNING OF CRIME-FICTION THRILLER PLANNED FOR APRIL 3
CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo., March 26 -- Southeast Missouri State University issued the following news release: The Southeast Missouri State University Press will release its newest book, Mortal Shield, a crime-fiction thriller, with a booksigning planned for 4 to 6 p.m. Thursday, April 3, in the University Center lobby. Written by international security expert Thomas A. Taylor, Mortal Shield is a realworld, spellbinding portrayal of protection work, which captures the everyday challenge of guardi  more

New Dean of Education Named at WWU
FULTON, Mo., Sept. 3 -- William Woods University issued the following news release: Doug Ebersold, a longtime administrator in various Missouri school districts, has joined William Woods University as dean of education. Ebersold recently completed 31 years in public education, 23 of which were spent as an administrator. He has worked in school districts as small as 350 students and as large as 11,000 students. During his career, Ebersold has been a teacher and coach at Louisburg High Sc  more

New Endowed Lecture Series Focuses On Finance And Economics
LIBERTY, Mo., Sept. 29 -- William Jewel College issued the following news release: Thomas Hoenig, president and chief executive officer of the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City, addressed challenges in the global economy as the inaugural speaker in William Jewell College's Everett P. Truex Economic and Financial Forum. Hoenig spoke to a crowd of media representatives, students, alumni and friends of the college at the Westin Crown Center September 26. In his remarks, Hoenig chronicled wh  more

NEW ENGLAND POET TO READ FOR VISITING WRITER'S SERIES
MARYVILLE, Mo., Oct. 28 -- Northwest Missouri State University issued the following news release: Poet Paige Ackerson-Kiely will read from her work during a Visiting Writer's Series event at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 11, in the J.W. Jones Student Union Ballroom. The reading is free and open to the public. The author's first book of poems, "In No One's Land," received the 2006 Sawtooth Poetry Prize, and she has also received awards from the Vermont Arts Council and the Jentel Artist Residency Pr  more

New Faculty Join William Woods University
FULTON, Mo., Sept. 9 -- William Woods University issued the following news release: Five new faculty members have joined William Woods University this semester. They are: Anita Bergeson, assistant professor of English; Steve Huenneke, assistant professor of economics; Deborah Young, assistant professor of communications; Melissa Alpers-Springer, instructor of communications, and Melanie McKay-Cody, instructor of American Sign Language interpreting. Bergeson was a visiting instructor of En  more

NEW INFORMATION COMMONS UNVEILED IN KENT LIBRARY
CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo., April 17 -- Southeast Missouri State University issued the following news release: A grand opening ceremony and open house today celebrated the unveiling of the new Information Commons in Kent Library at Southeast Missouri State University. The Information Commons is the result of a complete renovation of the library's third floor. "The Information Commons isn't so much a place, but a concept in which you take the newest possibilities in technology, a Multi-Media Ro  more

NEW LETTERS LAUNCHES ITS 75TH YEAR WITH FIREWORKS
KANSAS CITY, Mo., Dec 10 -- The University of Missouri at Kansas City issued the following news release: Celebrating its 75th year of quarterly publication, New Letters has released the first issue of volume 75. The University of Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC) published the international literary journal, which features color art by Kansas City-based photographers Michael Sinclair and Eli Reichman. In the cover photograph by Michael Sinclair, fireworks illuminate the night sky of Independence, M  more

NEW LOCATION SET FOR OCT. 23 CANDIDATES' FORUM
MARYVILLE, Mo., Oct. 20 -- Northwest Missouri State University issued the following news release: Several Northwest student groups have joined forces with the Northwest chapter of Business and Professional Women to host a candidates' forum scheduled for 4 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 23, in the third-floor Ballroom of the J.W. Jones Student Union. Candidates who have agreed to speak include: * Clint Zweifel, Democratic candidate for state treasurer. * 4th-District Rep. Mike Thomson, running f  more

New Optometry Partnership Announced
ST. LOUIS, Mo., Dec. 9 -- Maryville University issued the following news release: Maryville University has announced a new partnership with The College of Optometry at the University of Missouri-St. Louis. The collaboration, called the 3+4 Program, allows students to obtain a bachelor of science degree from Maryville University and a doctorate in optometry from UMSL in seven years rather than eight. The program will be available to students entering Maryville University in fall 2009. Throu  more

NEW SHORT FICTION BOOK EXPLORES GLOBALIZATION IN IMAGINARY ASIAN COUNTRY
KANSAS CITY, Mo., Dec 10 -- The University of Missouri at Kansas City issued the following news release: The University of Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC) BkMk Press announces the Dec. 15 release of "Tea and Other Ayama Na Tales," by Eleanor Bluestein, winner of the G.S. Sharat Chandra Prize for Short Fiction. "In the tradition of Robert Olen Butler and Bob Shacochis," writes Marly Swick, O. Henry Award winner and final judge for the prize, "Bluestein is a writer who illuminates our cultural   more

Ninth Year of Record Enrollment
FULTON, Mo., Aug. 20 -- Westminster College - Missouri issued the following news release: Westminster College begins the academic year with its ninth year of enrollment growth and the College's largest recorded student population. According to the Office of Enrollment Services, Westminster expects to start the fall 2008 semester with between 970-980 students. This represents a steadily increasing enrollment of 32 percent over a nine-year period. "We are fortunate that we have been t  more

NON-TRADITIONAL STUDENT CARVES OUT FUTURE IN PHYSICS
MARYVILLE, Mo., Dec. 2 -- Northwest Missouri State University issued the following news release: Not so long ago, Northwest physics major Matt McCune was just another young man from the North Kansas City suburbs. He'd graduated from North Kansas City High School and was working as a retail manager to pay the bills. But time started to slip by, and McCune, who hadn't thought much about college after earning his diploma, was frustrated by his lack of career options. "I wasn't making very mu  more

NORTHWEST ALUM NEUMEYER TO DELIVER WINTER COMMENCEMENT ADDRESS
MARYVILLE, Mo., Nov. 17 -- Northwest Missouri State University issued the following news release: Winter commencement ceremonies at Northwest Missouri State University will take place at 1 p.m. Friday, Dec. 12, in Bearcat Arena. Doors open at noon. Graduates are limited to eight guests each. Tickets will be included in cap-and-gown packets. About 300 students from Northwest's three colleges are expected to receive bachelor's degrees. Another 50 candidates will receive master's degrees or   more

NORTHWEST ANNOUNCES SUMMER 2008 TRIMESTER GRADUATES
MARYVILLE, Mo., Sept. 26 -- Northwest Missouri State University issued the following news release: The Office of the Registrar and the Graduate School at Northwest Missouri State University in Maryville, have released the names of students who completed requirements for degrees at the conclusion of the 2008 summer trimester. Degree recipients include: bachelor of science (B.S.), bachelor of science in education (B.S. Ed.), bachelor of technology (B.T.), bachelor or arts (B.A.), bachelor of fi  more

NORTHWEST CREW BUILDS TREE GUARDS FOR MARYVILLE SQUARE
MARYVILLE, Mo., Oct. 22 -- Northwest Missouri State University issued the following news release: A cooperative effort between the Campaign for Community Renewal and the Northwest Missouri State University steam plant crew has resulted in the planting of four new ornamental trees along the new Market Street sidewalk in downtown Maryville. After the new sidewalk, across the street to the east of the Nodaway County Courthouse, was completed several months ago, the original trees died, possib  more

NORTHWEST HEADING UP AREA SMOKEBUSTERS CAMPAIGN
MARYVILLE, Mo., Nov. 12 -- Northwest Missouri State University issued the following news release: A state-funded initiative designed to educate young people about the hazards of tobacco use was recently expanded to include northwest Missouri and will be implemented through Northwest's Wellness Center. The University has received a $50,000 Project Smokebusters grant from the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services and will use the money to create student-led education efforts in   more

NORTHWEST IS HOST FOR ACM PROGRAMMING CONTEST
MARYVILLE, Mo., Oct. 30 -- Northwest Missouri State University issued the following news release: Computing students from Northwest, Park University and the University of Central Missouri will be on campus Saturday, Nov. 1, for one of 11 Mid-Central Region programming competitions that comprise the opening round of the 33rd annual ACM International Collegiate Programming Contest. Sponsored by IBM and organized by the Association for Computing Machinery, the "battle of the brains" is consi  more

NORTHWEST KANSAS CITY CENTER IN LIBERTY TO HOST JURIED ART SHOW
MARYVILLE, Mo., Nov. 4 -- Northwest Missouri State University issued the following news release: The Northwest Kansas City Center in Liberty will host an art exhibit Friday, Nov. 14, through Friday, Dec. 5. Located at 8 Victory Lane adjoining the Liberty High School campus, the center occupies the top two floors of Blue Jay Tower Plaza. There will be a reception for the artists at the center from 6:30-8:30 p.m. on Nov. 14. That event, along with the exhibit itself, is free and open to the   more

NORTHWEST PILOT PROGRAM PIONEERS E-TEXTBOOK TECHNOLOGY
MARYVILLE, Mo., Oct. 29 -- Northwest Missouri State University issued the following news release: Northwest President Dean L. Hubbard has announced that a pilot program designed to explore the possibility of replacing the vast majority Northwest's textbooks with e-books downloadable to personal computers and compact reading devices has shown promising results and remains on the fast-track for University-wide expansion. Hubbard, who traveled to New York this week for meetings with leading e  more

NORTHWEST PRESIDENT HUBBARD HONORED BY UNIVERSITY OF GLOUCESTERSHIRE
MARYVILLE, Mo., Dec. 12 -- Northwest Missouri State University issued the following news release: Northwest President Dean L. Hubbard recently traveled to the South West of England, where he was awarded an honorary doctorate of philosophy degree from the University of Gloucestershire. The ceremony took place Thursday, Dec. 4, at a large convention center in Cheltenham, which is home to three of the university's five campuses. The others are in Gloucester and London. Hubbard, the only A  more

NORTHWEST PROVIDING TREES FOR ROTARY PEACE CEREMONY
MARYVILLE, Mo., Sept. 15 -- Northwest Missouri State University issued the following news release: Representatives from Northwest Missouri State University and Northwest's Kansas City Center in Liberty will participate in a "peace tree" planting at 10 a.m. Friday, Sept. 26, at the Liberty Chamber of Commerce. Northwest, through University Arborist Lezlee Johnson, is providing three Ginkgo trees to be planted during the ceremony, which is being organized and conducted by the Liberty Rotary   more

NORTHWEST SENIOR IS STATE'S TOP GEOLOGY STUDENT
MARYVILLE, Mo., Oct. 13 -- Northwest Missouri State University issued the following news release: Ashley Leger, a senior geology major at Northwest from Omaha, Neb., recently received the prestigious O.R. Grawe Award, which is presented annually by the Association of Missouri Geologists to the state's outstanding undergraduate geology student. Leger, who attended Burke High School in Omaha, plans to graduate from Northwest this spring and will seek to attend the South Dakota School of Mine  more

NORTHWEST STUDENT APPARENTLY DIED OF HEART ATTACK
MARYVILLE, Mo., Oct. 22 -- Northwest Missouri State University issued the following news release: According to preliminary findings issued today by the Nodaway County coroner and a licensed medical examiner, a Northwest student who died this week in his residence hall room apparently succumbed to a heart attack that may have been caused by a hereditary condition. Joseph W. Dirksen, 24, of Danbury, Iowa, was found unresponsive in his South Complex residence hall room shortly after noon on T  more

NORTHWEST STUDENT PART OF AWARD-WINNING INTERN TEAM
MARYVILLE, Mo., Nov. 19 -- Northwest Missouri State University issued the following news release: Erica Murphy, a Northwest senior merchandising major from Kansas City, has completed a 12-week internship program with the Sherwin Williams Co, according to recent release. During her internship at the company's Kansas City offices, Murphy joined two other interns in creating a marketing campaign targeting new homeowners and home buyers. The trio also traveled to an internship conference in D  more

NORTHWEST TEAMS PLACE IN ACM PROGRAMMING CONTEST
MARYVILLE, Mo., Nov. 5 -- Northwest Missouri State University issued the following news release: Computing students from Northwest, Park University and the University of Central Missouri gathered on the Northwest campus Nov. 1 for one of 11 Mid-Central Region programming competitions that comprise the opening round of the 33rd annual ACM International Collegiate Programming Contest. Teams from the UCM and Park University placed first and second respectively. UCM also captured the third-pla  more

NORTHWEST TO ESTABLISH NON-TRADITIONAL STUDENT HONOR SOCIETY CHAPTER
MARYVILLE, Mo., Oct. 15 -- Northwest Missouri State University issued the following news release: When many Americans imagine a typical college student they think of a young, single person in his or her late teens who lives in a residence hall, studies in the library, hangs out with friends in the student union, and maybe goes out on Friday night for pizza and a movie. While such stereotypes may still roughly apply to many students, a growing number of those seeking undergraduate degrees a  more

NORTHWEST, ST. FRANCIS CELEBRATE QUALITY AWARDS
MARYVILLE, Mo., Nov. 25 -- Northwest Missouri State University issued the following news release: Representatives from Northwest, St. Francis Hospital and Health Services, the office of Gov. Matt Blunt, the Excellence in Missouri Foundation and the city of Maryville attended a Missouri Quality Award reception Monday afternoon (Nov. 24) at The Station on the Northwest campus. Both Northwest, a four-time winner, and St. Francis, a three-time winner, received 2008 Missouri Quality Awards, wh  more

NORTHWEST, ST. FRANCIS WIN MISSOURI QUALITY AWARD
MARYVILLE, Mo., Oct. 17 -- Northwest Missouri State University issued the following news release: Maryville has cornered the market on quality. Two of the city's landmark institutions, Northwest Missouri State University and St. Francis Hospital & Health Services, have both won the 2008 Missouri Quality Award from the Excellence in Missouri Foundation. Northwest, which has received the award in each year it was eligible since 1997, is the first school to become a four-time winner (1997, 20  more

OAKVILLE HIGH SCHOOL STUDENT WINS JACK BUCK SCHOLAR-LEADERSHIP AWARD
CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo., April 28 -- Southeast Missouri State University issued the following news release: An Oakville High School student who has excelled academically and is committed to serving his community was named the recipient today of the sixth annual Jack Buck Scholar-Leadership Award by Southeast Missouri State University. The award was presented today to Zachary Chinea of St. Louis at a dinner in the River Campus atrium sponsored by KMOX AM1120, the voice of St. Louis, and hosted   more

OHIO PRIZE-WINNING POET PUBLISHES FIRST BOOK THROUGH BKMK PRESS
KANSAS CITY, Mo., Dec 15 -- The University of Missouri at Kansas City issued the following news release: BkMk Press at the University of Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC) announces the Dec. 15 release of "Black Tupelo Country" by Doug Ramspeck, winner of the UMKC John Ciardi Prize for Poetry. "'Black Tupelo Country' is a book of cinematic lushness razored with ache," writes poet Leslie Adrienne Miller, who selected the book for the Ciardi Prize. "These poems dwell in the dark, immutable seam be  more

Open House for Expanded Jefferson City Location Planned by William Woods
FULTON, Mo., Aug. 6 -- William Woods University issued the following news release: Less than two years after William Woods University moved its Jefferson City campus to a new location, it is expanding again--this time in the same spot. WWU has taken over the entire building at 919 Wildwood Drive, doubling its square footage from 9,750 to 19,500. A dedication and open house will be held Aug. 21 at the site. The Ambassadors of the Jefferson City Chamber of Commerce will be on hand for a ribb  more

OPERA AMERICANA PRESENTING THREE ONE-ACT OPERAS APRIL 17-18 IN SHUCK
CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo., April 3 -- Southeast Missouri State University issued the following news release: The Department of Music will present Opera Americana, three one-act operas by American composers, at 7:30 p.m. April 17-18 in the Robert F. and Gertrude L. Shuck Music Recital Hall in the Seminary Building on Southeast Missouri State University's River Campus. Each work is approximately 30 minutes in length. The evening will open with "Captain Lovelock" by John Duke. After a trip to "t  more

OUTDOOR CLASSROOM TO BRING CHILDREN FACE TO FACE WITH NATURE
SIKESTON, Mo., Feb. 19 -- Southeast Missouri State University issued the following news release: Children in the University Child Development Center at Southeast Missouri State University-Sikeston will be able to see and touch nature in a new way in the near future. The University Child Development Center has been awarded a $20,000 grant from the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education to build an outdoor classroom outside of the Child Development Center on the north side  more

PANEL COMPRISING JOURNALISTS, BOND STAFFER TO DISCUSS PRESIDENTIAL RACE
MARYVILLE, Mo., Nov. 20 -- Northwest Missouri State University issued the following news release: Two Northwest student groups, the Political Science Club and the Public Relations Student Society of America, will host a panel discussion on the 2008 presidential election at 3:30 p.m. Monday, Nov. 24, in room 2560 of the Garrett-Strong Science Building. The event is free and open to the public. Topics will include President-elect Barack Obama's emergence as the Democratic front-runner follow  more

PARTICIPATION GROWS FOR ANNUAL LIBRARY SYMPOSIUM
MARYVILLE, Mo., Nov. 18 -- Northwest Missouri State University issued the following news release: The eighth annual Brick & Click Libraries Symposium took place on the Northwest campus Nov. 7 with a record number of academic librarians and other participants attending. A total of 174 librarians representing 84 institutions in 23 states and the Caribbean nation of Jamaica took part in this year's conference. The symposium was created to provide a professional development forum for acade  more

Paula Allen To Present At Cottey College Nov. 1
NEVADA, Mo., Oct. 23 -- Cotley College issued the following news release: Cottey College will be hosting Paula Allen, noted photographer, on November 1, 2008, in the Missouri Recital Hall at 8 p.m. Allen has been an "activist with a camera" who has concentrated on photographing women around the world in their courageous and often invisible confrontations with violence and oppression. From a "safe house" in Kenya to a village in Kosovo, Allen has documented women's determination in the purs  more

PERCUSSION ENSEMBLE PERFORMING MARCH 18 IN BEDELL PERFORMANCE HALL
CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo., March 5 -- Southeast Missouri State University issued the following news release: The Southeast Missouri State University Department of Music is proud to present the Southeast Percussion Ensemble at 7:30 p.m. March 18 in the Donald C. Bedell Performance Hall in the Cultural Arts Center located on the River Campus. The concert will include works by Siegfried Fink, Claude Debussy, Rolando Morales-Matos, John Cage, Felix Arndt and more. The concert also will include the J  more

PERRYVILLE HIGHER EDUCATION CENTER CLOSED ON MARCH 4
CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo., March 4 -- Southeast Missouri State University issued the following news release: Due to inclement weather, all day and evening classes for Tuesday, March 4, are cancelled at the Perryville Higher Education Center.  more

Peter Herschend To Discuss Innovations in Customer Service
SPRINGFIELD, Mo., Sept. 29 -- Drury University issued the following news release: Peter Herschend, co-founder of Herschend Family Entertainment Corporation, presents "Johnny the Bagger: Innovations in Customer Service" at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 9, in Clara Thompson Hall. Herschend is co-owner and co-founder of Herschend Family Entertainment Corporation with his brother, Jack. The Herschend's company, now regarded as the country's foremost privately held family entertainment company, owns  more

PHI MU CO-SPONSORING BREAST CANCER AWARENESS EVENT
MARYVILLE, Mo., Nov. 18 -- Northwest Missouri State University issued the following news release: The Northwest chapter of the Phi Mu sorority will host a breast cancer awareness event this week at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 20, in the Boardroom of the J.W. Jones Student Union. The The sorority is organizing the gathering in conjunction with St. Francis Hospital and Health Services and the University Wellness Center. Admission is free, but donations will be accepted by Phi Mu on behalf of t  more

PIANIST SERVES UP CLASSICS WITH A TOUCH OF POP AND JAZZ
MARYVILLE, Mo., Oct. 8 -- Northwest Missouri State University issued the following news release: Northwest's Encore performing arts series continues at 7:30 p.m. Monday, Oct. 27, in the Performing Arts Center with a "Pop Go the Classics" concert featuring Mac Frampton and the ThreePenny Symphony. Frampton, a celebrated pianist and arranger, merges his background in the classics with a mastery of pop and jazz idioms to create fresh and original interpretations of familiar compositions.   more

POLICE ARREST SUSPECT IN 'SMASH AND GRAB' BURGLARY
LAS CRUCES, N.M., Dec. 16 -- The city of Las Cruces issued the following news release: Las Cruces Police arrested a suspect in a smash and grab burglary that occurred Dec. 9 at Adams Car Care Center on Valley Drive. Justin Elder, 27, of the 800 block of Brownlee Avenue, was arrested Dec. 12 after investigators determined he was responsible for the Adams Car Care Center burglary. Elder was charged with one count of non-residential burglary and was being held at the Dona Ana County Detention  more

PRAIRIE VIEW A&M UNIVERSITY BASEBALL TEAM LOOKS TO MAKE ITS DEEPEST POST-SEASON RUN EVER
PRAIRIE VIEW, Texas, Dec. 5 -- Texas A&M University at Prairie View issued the following news release: That should be a challenge that can be met with a star player the caliber of Centerfielder Myrio Richard, who is rated as a top prospect by Baseball America. Richard is the reigning 2008 SWAC MVP and a highly sought after commodity of Major League Baseball teams. He continued his dominating play this summer becoming MVP of the 2008 Texas Collegiate Summer League. Richard hit three home runs   more

PRATTE SIGNS WITH UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHERN INDIANA MEN'S SOCCER
EVANSVILLE, Ind., May 19 -- University of Southern Indiana issued the following news release: The University of Southern Indiana men's soccer team announced the signing of midfielder Danny Pratte (Florissant, Missouri) to a national letter of intent for the 2008 season. Pratte, an incoming freshman, is the fifth player to sign with USI and Head Coach Dan Hogan this spring. Pratte comes to USI from Hazelwood Central High School where he lettered in soccer and baseball. He was the 2007 team   more

Pre-Law Students Get Close-Up Look at Justice
FULTON, Mo., Oct. 28 -- Westminster College - Missouri issued the following news release: Westminster College pre-law students will get a close-up look at justice when the Western District Court of Appeals holds a court session on campus from 9 a.m.-noon, Thursday, Nov. 13, in the Hermann Lounge. The court session is open to the public, according to Dr. John Langton, Westminster Professor of Political Science, who is helping with the arrangements. Following the session, members of the W  more

President Featured on Fox News Website
FULTON, Mo., July 7 -- Westminster College - Missouri issued the following news release: Westminster College President Dr. Barney Forsythe is featured on a new Fox News website launched in conjunction with the Fourth of July to "celebrate the American spirit with unique stories and perspectives on what it means to be an American." Dr. Forsythe's story can be found at www.realamericanstories.com/ , the website for "Real American Stories" and then by clicking on the "Your Story" section.   more

PRESIDENTIAL SEARCH COMMITTEE MEMBERS NAMED
MARYVILLE, Mo., Oct. 29 -- Northwest Missouri State University issued the following news release: The names of those selected to serve on the Northwest Missouri State University presidential search committee have been released by James W. "Bill" Loch, president of the Northwest Board of Regents. The committee is charged with assisting the regents in their search for a new University president, who will succeed Dr. Dean L. Hubbard. Hubbard announced last June that he will retire on July 31  more

PROCEEDS FROM 5K RUN/WALK SUPPORT ASTHMA AWARENESS
MARYVILLE, Mo., Oct. 6 -- Northwest Missouri State University issued the following news release: Organizers of the first Jennifer Shaw Suhr 5K Memorial Run/Walk in Maryville voiced satisfaction with the turnout and support shown at the event, which took place Sept. 27 on the Northwest campus. They also set Saturday, Oct. 3, 2009, as the date for next year's event. The inaugural event attracted 75 participants and raised more than $2,000, all of which was donated to Children's Mercy Hospit  more

PROED FOUNDATION PRESIDENT TO DELIVER PLOGHOFT LECTURE
MARYVILLE, Mo., Oct. 7 -- Northwest Missouri State University issued the following news release: Educator Debbie Psychoyos, founder and president of the ProEd Foundation of Panama, will deliver this year's Ploghoft Lecture at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 22, in Charles Johnson Theater on the Northwest campus. Psychoyos works with educators in Panama and other countries to provide authentic and enriching learning opportunities for all students. Her ProEd Foundation supports programs designed to   more

PROFESSOR HAMBLIN TO DELIVER LECTURES IN TAIWAN
CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo., April 14 -- Southeast Missouri State University issued the following news release: Dr. Robert Hamblin, professor of English and director of the Center for Faulkner Studies at Southeast Missouri State University, will deliver a series of literary lectures in Taiwan in May. On May 10, Hamblin will present the keynote address at a symposium on "Teaching Literature in the 21st Century" at Feng Chia University in Taichung. While on that campus, Hamblin also will conduct a t  more

PROSPECTIVE STUDENTS INVITED TO SHOW ME DAY APRIL 5
CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo., March 11 -- Southeast Missouri State University issued the following news release: All prospective students and their parents are invited to attend "Show Me Day" April 5 on the campus of Southeast Missouri State University. "Show Me Day is an opportunity for all individuals interested in attending college to take a closer look at Southeast and check out the numerous options Southeast provides," said Show Me Day Coordinator Erin Young. The day will begin with regis  more

Psychology Department Honors Abound
FULTON, Mo., Nov. 25 -- Westminster College - Missouri issued the following news release: Westminster College psychology students and one alumni project have received recent recognitions. On Nov. 14, eleven Westminster psychology majors and four faculty members made their way to the Fourth Annual Missouri Undergraduate Psychology Conference at Northwest Missouri State University in Maryville, MO. Two teams presented research projects and both projects took second place awards. A pape  more

PUBLIC HEARING CANCELED
CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo., April 21 -- Southeast Missouri State University issued the following news release: A public hearing previously scheduled by Southeast Missouri State University has been canceled due to lack of public interest. The public hearing had been advertised in the Southeast Missourian newspaper. The subject matter was the Multi-Modal Transfer Facility on campus and the campus shuttle service. The hearing had been scheduled for 6 p.m. April 23 in the University Center Riverboat   more

PUNCH BROTHERS BRINGING ACOUSTIC MAGIC TO ENCORE SERIES
MARYVILLE, Mo., Nov. 6 -- Northwest Missouri State University issued the following news release: Northwest's Encore performing arts series continues at 7:30 p.m. Monday, Nov. 24, in the Performing Arts Center with the Punch Brothers featuring Chris Thile, one of the country's top progressive bluegrass and string music bands. Since forming two years ago, the Punch Brothers have played to sold-out crowds around the world. Composed of Thile (mandolin), Gabe Witcher (fiddle), Chris Eldridge (  more

Reading Specialist To Speak At C-SC On November 4
CANTON, Mo., Oct. 30 -- Culver-Stockton College issued the following news release: Teaching comprehension skills through newspapers will be the focus of a presentation on November 4 on the Culver-Stockton College campus. Tamara Rhomberg, K-5 reading intervention coordinator for the Rockwood School District, Eureka, Mo., will describe how to successfully incorporate how reading of newspapers into both elementary and secondary reading programs to strengthen students' comprehension skills. He  more

REC SERVICES HONORS VANCIL AS FEBRUARY EMPLOYEE OF THE MONTH
CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo., March 13 -- Southeast Missouri State University issued the following news release: The Department of Recreation Services at Southeast Missouri State University has announced that Travis Vancil, a senior from Crystal City, Mo., has been named Student Employee of the Month for February. Vancil, an exercise science major at Southeast, was honored for his work as a lifeguard in the new Student Aquatic Center and as a fitness instructor with the department's group fitness   more

Record Enrollment for Drury's College of Graduate and Continuing Studies
SPRINGFIELD, Mo., Oct. 3 -- Drury University issued the following news release: Drury's College of Graduate and Continuing Studies set new all-time records for student enrollment in fall 2008. CGCS tallied 3,040 students taking 29,730 credit hours. That's 8 percent growth in all CGCS undergraduate classes. Online courses saw a bigger growth trend, with a 21 percent increase as compared to fall 2007 enrollment numbers. CGCS features a blend of seated and online classes at nine campuses arou  more

RECREATION FACILITIES ANNOUNCE SPRING BREAK HOURS
CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo., Feb. 26 -- Southeast Missouri State University issued the following news release: The Student Recreation Centers and the Student Aquatic Center at Southeast Missouri State University will operate on shortened hours during spring break, beginning March 8 through March 16. Hours of operation will be as follows: Table omitted (the document can be viewed at: http://www.semo.edu/news/index_17019.htm)  more

RECREATION SERVICES ANNOUNCES LIFEGUARDING COURSES
CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo., March 14 -- Southeast Missouri State University issued the following news release: In conjunction with the new Student Aquatic Center, the Department of Recreation Services at Southeast Missouri State University is offering Lifeguard Certification and Recertification Classes this spring for students and community members before the summer swimming season starts. Two regular American Red Cross Lifeguard Certification Courses and one recertification class has been planne  more

RECREATION SERVICES OFFERING LIFEGUARD CERTIFICATION CLASS
CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo., March 11 -- Southeast Missouri State University issued the following news release: The Department of Recreation Services at Southeast Missouri State University is offering an American Red Cross Lifeguard Certification Class March 27-30. The 30-hour class is being held in the new Student Recreation Center on the campus of Southeast Missouri State University: The Red Cross Lifeguard Certification class will be held from 4-9 p.m. March 27-28 and from 7 a.m.-6 p.m. March   more

RECREATION SERVICES TO LEAD DAY HIKE ON SHEPPARD POINT TRAIL
CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo., Feb. 14 -- Southeast Missouri State University issued the following news release: Recreation Services will lead a day hike on Sheppard Point Trail on Saturday, Feb. 23. All ages are welcome to join this free guided hike. Participants should be ready for a rigorous two-mile hike, ascending to the top of a bluff which overlooks the Mississippi River. Participants will depart from the Student Recreation Center-North upper parting lot at 2 p.m. Participants must provide  more

REDHAWKS KIDS CAMP COMING TO SOUTHEAST JUNE 2-AUG. 1
CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo., March 18 -- Southeast Missouri State University issued the following news release: Redhawks Kids Camp (RKC) at Southeast Missouri State University has released its program information dates and forms for summer 2008. RKC is a fun summer day camp for kids ages 5-13 (or entering grades K-8 in the fall). RKC will hold nine consecutive sessions from June 2 to Aug. 1. This year, RKC will be housed in the Student Recreation Center-North, providing more opportunities for play  more

REGENTS APPROVE ADDING GRADES 9-12 AT LIFT FOR LIFE ACADEMY
CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo., Feb. 18 -- Southeast Missouri State University issued the following news release: The Southeast Missouri State University Board of Regents today amended the original charter for the Lift for Life Academy, a St. Louis charter school, adding grades 9 through 12 to its present grades 6 to 8 over the next four years. Under the amended charter, which is still subject to approval by the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education before being implemented, Lift for Life   more

REGENTS APPROVE DESIGN, BUDGET, BOND ISSUE FOR NEW RESIDENCE HALL
CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo., April 22 -- Southeast Missouri State University issued the following news release: The Southeast Missouri State University Board of Regents today approved the design and budget for a new residence hall and agreed to issue bonds to finance construction of the new facility. Jacobs Engineering Group, in partnership with Treanor Architects, has been selected to provide architectural services for the building to be constructed at Broadway and Henderson. KAI Design & Build h  more

REGENTS APPROVE ROOM, BOARD RATES, RESIDENCE LIFE BUDGET FOR 2008-09
CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo., Feb. 18 -- Southeast Missouri State University issued the following news release: The Southeast Missouri State University Board of Regents today approved new room rates and a $17 million Residence Life budget for fiscal 2009. Under the approved plan, room rates will increase an average of four percent in Southeast residence halls for next academic year. Dr. Dennis Holt, vice president for administration and enrollment management, said board rates will remain stable in   more

REGENTS CONSIDER PROPOSAL FOR NEW RESIDENCE HALL
MARYVILLE, Mo., Dec. 12 -- Northwest Missouri State University issued the following news release: Northwest's Board of Regents met Friday morning, Dec. 12, prior to winter commencement exercises and heard a staff presentation with regard to Northwest's Residence Hall Master Plan. Phase I and Phase II of the plan, construction of new suites and apartments on campus and completion of a new freshman residence complex housing nearly 500 students, were finished in 2005 and 2007. Phase III c  more

REGENTS HEAR PRESENTATION ON PROPOSED WIND FARM
MARYVILLE, Mo., Sept. 12 -- Northwest Missouri State University issued the following news release: Wind Capital Group representative Eric Chamberlain appeared before the Northwest Board of Regents today (Friday, Sept. 12) and described plans for development of a wind farm north of Maryville. Chamberlain said the proposed 100-megawatt wind farm, will consist of approximately 50 2-megawatt or 66 1.5-megawatt turbines, which, according to industry estimates, could generate enough electricity   more

REGENTS SCHEDULE MORNING MEETING DEC. 12
MARYVILLE, Mo., Dec. 8 -- Northwest Missouri State University issued the following news release: The Northwest Missouri State University Board of Regents will meet at 8 a.m. Friday, Dec. 12, in the J.W. Jones Student Union Boardroom. Tentative agenda items include: * Resolutions honoring the Northwest Student Publications unit and Northwest alumna Lacey Fitzgerald (Miss Missouri 2008) and recognizing the University community for winning the Missouri Quality Award. * Minutes (consent   more

REGENTS SELECT ATLANTA FIRM TO ASSIST WITH PRESIDENTIAL SEARCH
MARYVILLE, Mo., Dec. 2 -- Northwest Missouri State University issued the following news release: The Northwest Missouri State University Board of Regents has selected an Atlanta, Ga., search firm to assist in recruiting the University's tenth president. Board President James W. "Bill" Loch announced early this week that Jon McRae & Associates Inc. has been retained to assist the regents and a local search committee in finding candidates and hiring a new president. Northwest's current   more

REGENTS TO CONSIDER DESIGN, BUDGET, BONDS FOR NEW RESIDENCE HALL
CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo., April 21 -- Southeast Missouri State University issued the following news release: The Southeast Missouri State University Board of Regents will consider approving the design and budget for a new residence hall at Broadway and Henderson when it meets via teleconference April 22. The meeting is scheduled for 3 p.m. at 731 N. Main in Sikeston, Mo. In related action, the Board also will consider approving a resolution to issue System Facilities Revenue Bonds Series 200  more

REGENTS TO HEAR WIND POWER PRESENTATION
MARYVILLE, Mo., Sept. 9 -- Northwest Missouri State University issued the following news release: The Northwest Board of Regents will meet in open session beginning at 1 p.m. Friday, Sept. 12, in the J.W. Jones Student Union Boardroom. Included on the agenda is a "showcase" presentation with regard to a proposed wind power generation project north of Maryville under development by Wind Capital Group. A Wind Capital representative is scheduled to address the board. Consideration items be  more

REGENTS TO HOST STRATEGIC PLANNING FORUM FEB. 18
CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo., Feb. 15 -- Southeast Missouri State University issued the following news release: A strategic planning open forum will be the focus of a meeting of the Southeast Missouri State University Board of Regents scheduled for Feb. 18 on the University campus. The Board of Regents meeting will begin at 8 a.m. in the University Center Missouriana Room. The Regents will then recess to convene the strategic planning forum in the University Center Ballroom. The forum will set t  more

REGENTS TO MEET OCT. 21 VIA TELECONFERENCE
MARYVILLE, Mo., Oct. 20 -- Northwest Missouri State University issued the following news release: The Northwest Missouri State University Board of Regents will meet via a teleconference, open to the public, from the President's Office conference room on the first floor of the Administration Building at 3 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 21. Business before the board consists of a proposed new grant-funded position through the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services' Division of Community and   more

REGIONAL CAMPUSES ANNOUNCE OPERATING HOURS FOR FEB. 13
CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo., Feb. 12 -- Southeast Missouri State University issued the following news release: Southeast's regional campuses in Kennett and Malden will be open under normal operating hours on Wednesday, Feb. 13. Southeast Missouri State University-Sikeston will operate on a delayed start, opening at 10 a.m. The Perryville Higher Education Center will be open as usual, although Mineral Area College classes held at Perryville are cancelled for Wednesday, Feb. 13. Southeast Missouri Stat  more

REGIONAL CAMPUSES TO REOPEN AT 10 A.M. ON FEB. 14
CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo., Feb. 13 -- Southeast Missouri State University issued the following news release: Due to the ongoing winter weather conditions caused by the ice storm that impacted the Cape Girardeau area, Southeast's regional campuses in Kennett, Sikeston and Malden, Mo., and at the Perryville Higher Education Center will close for the rest of today, Wednesday, Feb. 13. Because connectivity for ITV classes at those sites is necessary through the main Cape Girardeau campus, it is necessa  more

REGIONAL CAMPUSES, PERRYVILLE HIGHER EDUCATION CENTER CLOSED ON FEB. 12
CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo., Feb. 12 -- Southeast Missouri State University issued the following news release: Due to inclement weather, Southeast Missouri State University - Sikeston, Southeast - Malden, Southeast - Kennett, and the Perryville Higher Education Center are closed today, Tuesday, Feb. 12. All classes are canceled and offices are closed.  more

Renowned Artist Exhibits, Sells Science Fiction Pieces at WWU
FULTON, Mo., Oct. 24 -- William Woods University issued the following news release: Dhimitri Zonia is an 88-year-old American artist of Albanian origin. He is an unusual man who creates unusual art. Now he plans to offer 125 pieces of his current exhibit at William Woods University for $50 each. The proceeds will benefit the gallery endowment fund. His work is on display at the Mildred Cox Gallery of the Gladys Woods Kemper Center for the Arts at William Woods through Nov. 23, when there w  more

RESEARCH CONFERENCE ON SOUTHEAST MISSOURI ECONOMY PLANNED FOR APRIL 11
CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo., March 25 -- Southeast Missouri State University issued the following news release: Southeast Missouri's economy will be the topic of a research conference scheduled for April 11 on the campus of Southeast Missouri State University. Economic developers, government officials and anyone interested in the southeast Missouri economy are invited to the free conference scheduled for 10 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. in Glenn Auditorium of Dempster Hall. The program will feature Dr. Wi  more

RESIDENCE HALL ASSOCIATION, ALUMNA COLLECT SCHOOL SUPPLIES FOR UNDERPRIVILEGED HONDURAN CHILDREN
CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo., April 22 -- Southeast Missouri State University issued the following news release: Thanks to a recent Southeast Missouri State University graduate and Southeast's Residence Hall Association, underprivileged children at the Cofradia Bilingual School in Honduras have received 10 boxes filled with more than 800 school supplies. The supplies are the result of the observations of Claudia Favre, a December 2007 Southeast graduate and former community advisor in Southeast's r  more

RICHARD STRAUSS FANFARE TO OPEN WIND SYMPHONY CONCERT
MARYVILLE, Mo., Nov. 11 -- Northwest Missouri State University issued the following news release: The Northwest Wind Symphony conducted by Carl Kling, director of bands, will perform at 3 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 16, in the Olive DeLuce Fine Arts Building's Charles Johnson Theater. Admission is free. Odessa native and Northwest graduate student Harry Hamblin will guest-conduct the afternoon's opening composition, Richard Strauss' "Feierlicher Einzug der Ritter des Johanniter-Ordens," or "Fanfare  more

RIVER CAMPUS BOARD OF MANAGERS TO MEET ON FEB. 15
CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo., Feb. 4 -- Southeast Missouri State University issued the following news release: The River Campus Board of Managers will meet at noon Feb. 15 at the River Campus. The meeting will be held in Conference Room 305 of the Seminary Building. City representatives on the Board are Ruth Knote, Dennis Vollink and Jerry Ford. University representatives are Dr. Gary Miller, associate dean of the College of Liberal Arts and interim director of the Earl and Margie Holland School  more

ROSEMARY BERKEL AND HARRY L. CRISP II MUSEUM SEEKING VOLUNTEER DOCENTS
CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo., April 21 -- Southeast Missouri State University issued the following news release: The Rosemary Berkel and Harry L. Crisp II Southeast Missouri Regional Museum at Southeast Missouri State University's River Campus is offering free training for volunteer docents this spring. "Docents will donate their time and skills in conducting tours of the Museum's galleries for audiences of all levels," said Ellen Hahs, curator of education with the Museum. Three training sessio  more

ROUGH FIRST HALF GROUNDS EAGLES
QUINCY, Ill., Feb. 23 -- University of Southern Indiana issued the following news release: The University of Southern Indiana women's basketball team could not overcome a dismal first half performance as it lost to Quincy University, 89-59, Saturday afternoon at the Pepsi Arena. USI (9-16, 4-13 GLVC) shot just 30.4 percent from the field in the opening period, 0-for-4 from three-point range, as it went into the break facing a 40-15 halftime deficit. The Screaming Eagles led 10-7 early i  more

Russian Professor to Deliver Lecture at Symposium
FULTON, Mo., Nov. 5 -- Westminster College - Missouri issued the following news release: Dr. Alexandre Melnik, a Russian business professor and expert in geopolitics in France, will deliver a keynote lecture on "The Globalization of the 21st Century," at 9 a.m., Tuesday, Nov. 18, in Champ Auditorium on the Westminster College campus as a part of the Third Annual Symposium on Democracy--"Citizenship in the Age of Globalization." The lecture is free and open to the public. Currently, Mel  more

S.H.O.W. MOBILE NEWS CONFERENCE POSTPONED
CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo., Feb. 12 -- Southeast Missouri State University issued the following news release: Due to weather conditions, the news conference scheduled for 2:30 p.m. Feb. 13 at Southeast Missouri Hospital concerning a new partnership between Southeast Missouri State University and Southeast Missouri Hospital regarding the operation of the mobile health unit, Southeast Health On Wheels, known as the S.H.O.W. Mobile, has been postponed. The news conference will be rescheduled for a l  more

SAC TO HOST MIKE AND MAYDA'S MIGHTY LANGUAGE POETRY SLAM
MARYVILLE, Mo., Nov. 12 -- Northwest Missouri State University issued the following news release: Northwest's Student Activities Council will host a competitive poetry slam, Mike and Mayda's Mighty Language, at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 19, in the J.W. Jones Student Union Living Room (second floor). Admission is free, and the event is open to the public. The slam will feature noted slam poets Mayda del Valle and Mike McGhee. Del Valle, a native of Chicago, has taken the national spoken-wo  more

SAFETY MANAGER URGES CAUTION WHEN USING SPACE HEATERS
MARYVILLE, Mo., Nov. 18 -- Northwest Missouri State University issued the following news release: The following information was provided by Northwest Health and Safety Manager Scott Walk with regard to the use of office space heaters on campus this winter. Walk said that while Northwest does not prohibit employees from using portable electric heaters in their work areas, such devices can pose a fire hazard if not used carefully and according to the manufacturer's instructions. Anyone wi  more

SAINT LOUIS SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA TO PERFORM CLASSICAL WORKS APRIL 13 AT RIVER CAMPUS
CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo., April 2 -- Southeast Missouri State University issued the following news release: The Saint Louis Symphony Orchestra returns to Southeast Missouri State University April 13 for the first time in 18 years to perform a program of popular and melodic classical works. The concert is scheduled for 3 p.m. in the Donald C. Bedell Performance Hall in the Cultural Arts Center at Southeast's River Campus. Southeast's Department of Music and the Holland School of Visual and Pe  more

SBA APPROVES MORE THAN $1 BILLION IN DISASTER LOANS TO MIDWEST FLOODS, GULF COAST HURRICANE SURVIVORS
WASHINGTON, Dec. 22 -- The Small Business Administration issued the following press release: In the aftermath of the devastating Midwest Floods and Hurricanes Gustav and Ike earlier this year, the U.S. Small Business Administration has approved more than 20,100 disaster loans worth $1 billion to homeowners, renters and businesses in nine states. Floods caused by heavy rains last June devastated parts of central Iowa and the upper Mississippi Valley. States affected by the floods included I  more

SBU Alumnus Scott Sigman Given High Honor
BOLIVAR, Mo., July 2 -- Southwest Baptist University issued the following news release: Southwest Baptist University alumnus, Scott Sigman, has been elected Regional Representative for the Central Plains Region of the Consortium for Computing Sciences in Colleges (CCSC). Sigman received an undergraduate degree in mathematics from SBU in 1980 and still lives in the Bolivar area. Sigman is associate professor of Mathematics and Computer Science at Drury University. The Consortium for Computi  more

SBU Chorale Presents Fall Concert
BOLIVAR, Mo., Nov. 7 -- Southwest Baptist University issued the following news release: The Chorale of Southwest Baptist University will present its fall concert on Tuesday, November 11, at 7:30 in the Pike Auditorium. The concert is free and open to the public. The Chorale is a selectively auditioned mixed choir whose repertoire spans over 500 years of music history. The choir appears regularly across the state at the Missouri Music Educators Association conventions and annual meetings   more

SBU CIS Team Claims Coveted Top-20 Spot
BOLIVAR, Mo., Nov. 7 -- Southwest Baptist University issued the following news release: Southwest Baptist University's top competitive computer programming team fought off some formidable opposition to break some new ground in this year's IBM-sponsored Mid-Central Region "Battle of the Brains" on Saturday. Over 135 teams from the biggest and best universities in Missouri, Illinois, Arkansas, Kentucky, and Tennessee competed. The contest, which allows universities with graduate programs to c  more

SBU Formal Convocation to be held August 27
BOLIVAR, Mo., Aug. 18 -- Southwest Baptist University issued the following news release: Southwest Baptist University will begin its official academic year with formal convocation at 10:00 a.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 27 in Pike Auditorium on the Bolivar main campus. Troy Bethards, assistant professor of business administration and recipient of the 2008 Orien B. Hendrex Distinguished Teacher Award, will present the annual convocation address. Bethards received his Bachelor of Science degree in   more

SBU Gets 'Fresh Start' with Adoption of ANGEL
BOLIVAR, Mo., Nov. 21 -- Southwest Baptist University issued the following news release: Southwest Baptist University (SBU) in Missouri has adopted the ANGEL Learning Management Suite (LMS) to support web-enhanced instruction in traditional face-to-face classes and its hybrid and fully online courses. Although the university achieved an impressive 80% adoption rate with the course management system (CMS) it first licensed in 1997, increasing costs and a decline in technical support led SBU to  more

SBU Hutchens Library to Host Author of Body in the Baptistery
BOLIVAR, Mo., Oct. 27 -- Southwest Baptist University issued the following news release: The University Libraries of Southwest Baptist University present the Fourth Annual Fall Meet the Authors Series event, Thursday, October 30, from 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. in the Harriett K. Hutchens Library. The library is located in the Jester Learning & Performance Center on the SBU Bolivar campus. J. W. (Jim) Wilcox, author of Body in the Baptistery, will discuss his book and the exciting new genre of   more

SBU Music Presents Dr. Knupps in Recital
BOLIVAR, Mo., Sept. 18 -- Southwest Baptist University issued the following news release: The Southwest Baptist University department of music presents Dr. Terri Knupps, assistant professor of music, in a euphonium recital on Tuesday, September 23, 2008 at 7:30 p.m. in the Jane A. Meyer Recital Hall. SBU professor of music Dr. Melinda Smashey, piano, and Shane Knupps, euphonium, will assist. Admission is free, and the public is invited to attend. As a performer, Dr. Knupps has won numero  more

SBU PBL Wins Seven Awards at National Leadership Conference
BOLIVAR, Mo., July 2 -- Southwest Baptist University issued the following news release: Seven Southwest Baptist University Phi Beta Lambda (PBL) students competed at the FBLA-PBL 2008 National Leadership Conference (NLC) in Atlanta, Ga, June 21-24, with 2,500 of the nation's top PBL members, and seven national trophies were brought home. "These seven students did an exceptional job representing SBU and Missouri at PBL Nationals," said Angie Wright, faculty advisor for SBU's PBL team. "The  more

SBU Theatre Presents A Menagerie of Memories
BOLIVAR, Mo., Sept. 18 -- Southwest Baptist University issued the following news release: Memories of one's family often bring joy and laughter to our hearts; however for others, memories of the past can bring feelings of pain and regret. At 7:00 P.M. on October 2, 3, and 4 the Southwest Baptist University Theatre Department will perform Tennessee Williams' "The Glass Menagerie" in the Davis Newport Theatre on the main campus in Bolivar. In this play, set in the mid 1930's, Williams reflec  more

SBU Theatre to Present A Classic Twist
BOLIVAR, Mo., Nov. 7 -- Southwest Baptist University issued the following news release: The Southwest Baptist University Theatre Department will perform "The Burial at Thebes" in the Davis Newport Theatre on the Bolivar campus at 7:00 P.M. on November 13, 14, and 15. According to the SBU Theatre Department, "The Burial at Thebes" is a new take on one of the most well-known plays in western drama, Sophocles' Antigone. In "The Burial at Thebes," Nobel-prize winning poet Seamus Heaney has upd  more

SBU to Benefit from a UPS Foundation Grant
BOLIVAR, Mo., Dec. 8 -- Southwest Baptist University issued the following news release: Southwest Baptist University will benefit from a grant to the Missouri Colleges Fund (MCF). A $ 46,400 grant from The UPS Foundation will underwrite student scholarships at each of the 16 MCF member schools. These scholarships will be awarded by the member schools on the basis of financial need. "Southwest Baptist University is very grateful to The UPS Foundation and the Missouri Colleges Fund for this   more

SBU to Benefit from Edward Jones Grant
BOLIVAR, Mo., June 26 -- Southwest Baptist University issued the following news release: Southwest Baptist University will benefit from a grant of $17,000, which Edward Jones recently provided to the Missouri Colleges Fund (MCF). The grant will underwrite student scholarships at each of the 16 MCF member schools. These scholarships will be awarded by the member schools on the basis of financial need. "SBU is very grateful to Edward Jones and the Missouri Colleges Fund for this gift,"   more

SBU to Benefit from Emerson Grant to Missouri Colleges Fund
BOLIVAR, Mo., June 19 -- Southwest Baptist University issued the following news release: Southwest Baptist University will benefit from a grant of $16,000 Emerson recently provided to the Missouri Colleges Fund (MCF). The grant will underwrite student scholarships at each of the 16 MCF member schools. These scholarships will be awarded by the member schools on the basis of financial need. "SBU is very grateful to Emerson and the Missouri Colleges Fund for this gift," said Dr. C. P  more

SBU to Benefit from MasterCard Donation
BOLIVAR, Mo., June 17 -- Southwest Baptist University issued the following news release: Southwest Baptist University will benefit through The Missouri Colleges Fund (MCF), which announced that MasterCard Worldwide has contributed $16,000 to underwrite the MasterCard Math Teacher Scholars Program. This grant underwrites the MasterCard Math Teacher Scholars Program by providing 16/$1,000 scholarships at each of the 16 member schools. The scholarships will be awarded by the member schools on  more

SBU to Benefit from Novus International and Commerce Bank
BOLIVAR, Mo., Oct. 20 -- Southwest Baptist University issued the following news release: Southwest Baptist University will benefit from two grants to the Missouri Colleges Fund (MCF). A $16,000 grant from Novus International will underwrite science scholarships and a $15,000 grant from Commerce Bank will underwrite student scholarships at each of the 16 MCF member schools. The scholarships will be awarded by the member schools on the basis of financial need Southwest Baptist University is   more

SBU to Benefit from Pott Foundation Grant to Missouri Colleges Fund
BOLIVAR, Mo., July 2 -- Southwest Baptist University issued the following news release: Southwest Baptist University will benefit from a recent grant to the Missouri Colleges Fund (MCF). A $35,000 grant from the Pott Foundation will underwrite student scholarships at each of the 16 MCF member schools including SBU. These scholarships will be awarded by the member schools on the basis of financial need. More information about the Missouri Colleges Fund can be found online at www.mocollegesf  more

SBU to Benefit from Wachovia Foundation Grant to Missouri Colleges Fund
BOLIVAR, Mo., Aug. 25 -- Southwest Baptist University issued the following news release: Southwest Baptist University will benefit from a recent grant to the Missouri Colleges Fund (MCF). A $24,000 grant from the Wachovia Foundation will underwrite student scholarships at each of the 16 MCF member schools including SBU. The Wachovia Scholars Program grant will provide a $1,500 scholarship, one per member school, designated to 16 exceptional business students who also excel because of their ac  more

SBU Welcomes New Faculty at Formal Convocation
BOLIVAR, Mo., Aug. 28 -- Southwest Baptist University issued the following news release: Southwest Baptist University welcomed several new faculty during a formal convocation chapel service held Wednesday, August 27. Following are the new faculty: Dianna Callahan, lecturer of art - Callahan began as a full-time faculty member in January 2008; she has taught art classes for SBU as an adjunct faculty 1982-2007; received B.F.A. in Commercial Art from Southwest Missouri State University; she h  more

SBU's Dr. Bob Glasgow Publishes Two Papers
BOLIVAR, Mo., Aug. 4 -- Southwest Baptist University issued the following news release: Southwest Baptist University Mathematics Professor Dr. Bob Glasgow, co-authored two papers that appear in the monograph entitled, "U.S. Doctorates in Mathematics Education: Developing Stewards of the Discipline" published by the Conference Board of the Mathematical Sciences in conjunction with the American Mathematical Society and the Mathematical Association of America. The monograph is composed of pa  more

SCHOOL OF POLYTECHNIC STUDIES HOSTING OPEN HOUSE FOR PROSPECTIVE STUDENTS
CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo., March 20 -- Southeast Missouri State University issued the following news release: The School of Polytechnic Studies at Southeast Missouri State University will host an open house from 1:30 to 3 p.m. Saturday, April 5, in the Otto and Della Seabaugh Polytechnic Building on the Southeast campus. The event follows Show Me Day at Southeast for prospective students. Prospective students are invited to meet current students, faculty and staff in both the Department of Agric  more

SCHOOL SHOOTINGS THE RESULT OF CRISIS OF MASCULINITY, GUN CULTURE
LOS ANGELES, Calif., Feb. 15 -- The University of California at Los Angeles issued the following press release: Yesterday's fatal shooting rampage at Northern Illinois University, and similar attacks last week at a Missouri city hall and in a Los Angeles suburb, again raise questions about the eruption of mass violence in America in recent years. What is behind these acts and, more importantly, can anything be done to stop them? In "Guys and Guns Amok: Domestic Terrorism and School Shooti  more

SCOTT CITY HIGH SCHOOL STUDENT RECEIVES FCCLA AWARD AT SOUTHEAST MISSOURI STATE
CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo., Feb. 7 -- Southeast Missouri State University issued the following news release: Amber Vinyard, a senior from Scott City High School, recently received a gold award in an FCCLA regional event at Southeast Missouri State University. Vinyard, who was honored in the "Early Childhood" area, will advance to state competition March 30-April 1 in Columbia. Mo. Southeast Missouri State University's Child Enrichment Center has partnered with the Cape Girardeau Career and Tec  more

SCREAMING EAGLES GROUNDED BY 9TH-RANKED PANTHERS
EVANSVILLE, Ind., Feb. 16 -- University of Southern Indiana issued the following news release: The University of Southern Indiana men's basketball team was out lasted by ninth-ranked Drury University, 70-68, Saturday afternoon at the Physical Activities Center. USI falls to 13-10 overall and 7-8 in the GLVC, while Drury goes to 20-3 overall, 13-2 GLVC. The Screaming Eagles led the game for the first 30 minutes, posting a 31-26 lead at the intermission and a 35-26 lead in the opening minute  more

SEVEN HABITS OF HIGHLY EFFECTIVE AUTISM INTERVENTION BEING PRESENTED FEB. 7 AT SOUTHEAST
CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo., Feb. 6 -- Southeast Missouri State University issued the following news release: "The Seven Habits of Highly Effective Autism Intervention" is the topic of a workshop to be given by Jana Rodgers, an experienced speech-language pathologist, Feb. 11 at Southeast Missouri State University. The workshop is scheduled for 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the University Center Ballroom. The workshop is based on Stephen Covey's Seven Habits of Highly Effective People, including the foll  more

SHANE MIZICKO FACULTY RECITAL RESCHEDULED FOR FEB. 19
CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo., Feb. 15 -- Southeast Missouri State University issued the following news release: A faculty percussion recital by Dr. Shane Mizicko, assistant professor of music at Southeast Missouri State University, has been rescheduled for 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 19, in the Robert F. and Gertrude L. Shuck Music Recital Hall in the Seminary Building on Southeast Missouri State University's River Campus. The concert was originally scheduled for Feb. 12 but was postponed due to inc  more

SHOPPERS ASKED TO 'ROUND UP' PAYMENTS FOR HOSPITAL CHARITY EFFORT
MARYVILLE, Mo., Nov. 20 -- Northwest Missouri State University issued the following news release: Maryville shoppers are urged to round up to the next dollar Friday, Nov. 21 through Sunday, Nov. 23, when paying for merchandise at participating local businesses. The extra money collected by merchants will be donated to Up 'Till Dawn, a Northwest student fundraiser benefiting St. Jude Children's Research Hospital in Memphis, Tenn. Participating merchants include: * Maryville Florist   more

SIFE ADVISOR, STUDENT PARTICIPATE IN MARKETS SEMINAR
MARYVILLE, Mo., Nov. 11 -- Northwest Missouri State University issued the following news release: Dr. Jason White, assistant professor of accounting, economics and finance, and Northwest student Jason Orme traveled to Dallas, Texas, Oct. 26-27 to participate in the Goldman Sachs Foundation's Capital Markets Training Seminar coordinated by Students in Free Enterprise (SIFE). The seminar is extremely selective, and White was one of only five professors nationally chosen to present a portion  more

SIKESTON CAMPUS TO OPEN AT 10 A.M. DEC. 16
CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo., Dec. 16 -- Southeast Missouri State University issued the following news release: Due to inclement weather, Southeast Missouri State University-Sikeston will operate on a delayed start Dec. 16. The Sikeston Campus will open at 10 a.m. on Dec. 16.  more

SIKESTON, KENNETT CAMPUSES CLOSING AT 11 A.M. DUE TO WEATHER
CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo., Feb. 11 -- Southeast Missouri State University issued the following news release: Due to inclement weather, Southeast Missouri State University-Kennett and Southeast Missouri State University-Sikeston are closing at 11 a.m. Monday, Feb. 11. All classes after 11 a.m. and all evening classes are cancelled.  more

SMALL FIRE EXTINGUISHED IN CAMPUS LAUNDRY FACILITY
MARYVILLE, Mo., Nov. 14 -- Northwest Missouri State University issued the following news release: Maryville Fire Department personnel extinguished a small fire on the Northwest campus Thursday evening, Nov. 13. Lt./Fire Inspector Phillip Rickabaugh said a large electrical dryer caught fire in the Custodial Laundry Facility, which is located on Centennial Drive just west of the McKemy Center Maryville Fire Department personnel extinguished a small fire on the Northwest campus Thursday eveni  more

Social Responsibility Project Earns National Advisor Grant
FULTON, Mo., Nov. 3 -- Westminster College - Missouri issued the following news release: Dr. David Jones, Westminster Professor of Psychology, has been notified by the national Association of College Honor Societies (ACHS) that Westminster is the recipient of a grant from the Advisor Grant Program for the Westminster project "Social Responsibility: The Power of the Association of College Honor Societies to Make A Difference-A Chapter Leadership Program." The Westminster Alpha Chi academic   more

SOUTH DAKOTA ADDS ACRES TO USDA'S WETLANDS RESERVE PROGRAM
HURON, S.D., Nov. 26 -- The U.S. Department of Agriculture's Natural Resources Conservation Service South Dakota office issued the following news release: South Dakota (SD) has enrolled 8,218 new acres in the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Wetlands Reserve Program (WRP) during the last four years. To date, more than two million acres have been enrolled in WRP, nationally, helping exceed the Federal government's 3-year goal of increasing the number and size of America's wetlands. Administ  more

SOUTHEAST - SIKESTON CLOSED DUE TO WEATHER
CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo., Feb. 1 -- Southeast Missouri State University issued the following news release: Due to inclement weather, Southeast Missouri State University-Sikeston will be closed on Friday, Feb. 1.  more

SOUTHEAST BRASS QUINTET PERFORMING APRIL 8 IN SHUCK RECITAL HALL
CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo., April 3 -- Southeast Missouri State University issued the following news release: The Southeast Brass Quintet will perform in concert at 7:30 p.m. April 8 in the Robert F. and Gertrude L. Shuck Music Recital Hall in the Seminary Building on Southeast Missouri State University's River Campus. Featured on this recital will be works by Samuel Scheidt, J.S. Bach, John Philip Sousa and George Gershwin. On the first half, the quintet will focus on music of the Baroque era in  more

SOUTHEAST GRADUATE STUDENT RECEIVES SCHOLARSHIP FROM MISSOURI CHAPTER OF THE WILDLIFE SOCIETY
CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo., Feb. 25 -- Southeast Missouri State University issued the following news release: Brennan "Kyle" Swallow, a second-year graduate student pursuing a master of natural science in biology degree, has been awarded the James D. Chambers Memorial Scholarship by the Missouri chapter of the Wildlife Society. The scholarship is awarded annually to a Missouri graduate or senior undergraduate student majoring in wildlife ecology or natural resources conservation. It was establish  more

SOUTHEAST HOLDING GREEK WEEK BLOOD DRIVE MARCH 2-5
CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo., Feb. 18 -- Southeast Missouri State University issued the following news release: The American Red Cross will hold a Greek Week Blood Drive March 2-5 at Southeast Missouri State University. The drive is scheduled for 2-8 p.m. on Sunday, March 2; 11 a.m.-8 p.m. March 3-4; and 11 a.m.-5 p.m. March 5. The drive is being held in the University Center. All donors who attempt to donate blood will receive a complimentary T-shirt. Healthy individuals who are at least 17   more

SOUTHEAST HONORS ST. LOUIS AREA ALUMNI AND FRIEND
CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo., April 18 -- Southeast Missouri State University issued the following news release: The Southeast Missouri State University Alumni Association recently presented the 2008 Southeast Salutes award to six outstanding alumni from the St. Louis area and a Distinguished Service Award to a life-long friend of the University April 16. The recipients were honored at a luncheon at the Sheraton Lakeside Chalet at Westport in St. Louis. This year's Southeast Salutes recipients a  more

SOUTHEAST HOSTING NATIONAL HISTORY DAY MARCH 7
CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo., Feb. 29 -- Southeast Missouri State University issued the following news release: The National History Day in Missouri district contest will once again be hosted by Southeast Missouri State University March 7 in the University Center. About 500 junior high and high school students from Bollinger, Butler, Cape Girardeau, Carter, Dunklin, Iron, Madison, Mississippi, New Madrid, Pemiscot, Perry, Reynolds, Ripley, Scott, St. Francois, Ste. Genevieve, Stoddard, Washington  more

SOUTHEAST INNOVATION CENTER PARTNERS WITH SOUTHEASTERN ILLINOIS COLLEGE
CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo., April 29 -- Southeast Missouri State University issued the following news release: The Southeast Innovation Center, a project of the Missouri Research Corporation on the campus of Southeast Missouri State University, is partnering to offer entrepreneurship training in collaboration with Southeastern Illinois College's Workforce & Illinois Small Business Development Center of Harrisburg, Ill. The partnership is made possible through a grant offered by the Delta Regional  more

SOUTHEAST JAZZ ENSEMBLES IN CONCERT ON FEB. 8 AT BUCKNER'S BREWPUB
CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo., Feb. 5 -- Southeast Missouri State University issued the following news release: The Southeast Missouri State University Department of Music's Studio Jazz Ensemble and Jazz Lab Band will perform a free concert at Buckner's Brewpub from 8 to 11 p.m. on Friday evening, Feb. 8. These ensembles are led by Robert Conger, associate professor in the Department of Music. The night will begin with a jazz combo made up of various band members including Jarred Harris (bass), A  more

SOUTHEAST MISSOURI MUSIC ACADEMY TO OFFER INFANT, TODDLER CLASS
CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo., Feb. 14 -- Southeast Missouri State University issued the following news release: The Southeast Missouri Music Academy will offer a class this spring especially for children, zero to three years of age, and their parents. The class, titled "Excellence from the Start," is a spin-off of the Academy's Suzuki program for older children. The program's instructor, Teresa Cobb, is one of only about 200 teachers nationwide who are certified to teach this class, according to Re  more

SOUTHEAST MISSOURI STATE UNIVERSITY ANNOUNCES HISTORY DAY DISTRICT 9 WINNERS ANNOUNCES HISTORY DAY DISTRICT 9 WINNERS
CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo., March 10 -- Southeast Missouri State University issued the following news release: Junior high and high school students from across the region participated in the National History Day in Missouri District 9 Contest March 7 at Southeast Missouri State University. Students competed for the chance to advance to the state National History Day competition April 12 in Columbia, Mo. The theme for History Day 2008 was "Conflict and Compromise in History," and students compe  more

SOUTHEAST MISSOURI STATE UNIVERSITY DEPARTMENT OF MUSIC IS PROUD TO PRESENT UNIVERSITY CHOIR AND CANTUS CHORALIS ON MARCH 27
CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo., March 20 -- Southeast Missouri State University issued the following news release: The Southeast Missouri State University Department of Music is proud to present the University Choir and Cantus Choralis at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, March 27, in the Bedell Performance Hall in the Seminary Building on Southeast Missouri State University's River Campus. The University Choir and Cantus Choralis will present a concert of "water music" celebrating through song the power, myst  more

SOUTHEAST MISSOURI STATE UNIVERSITY HIGH, DRY DESPITE AREA FLOODING
CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo., March 20 -- Southeast Missouri State University issued the following news release: Despite record-setting rainfall in Cape Girardeau earlier this week and resulting flooding in Cape Girardeau and nearby counties, the Southeast Missouri State University campus has not been impacted except for a few relatively minor leaks, primarily in building basements during the height of the deluge. Classes are in session today, Thursday, March 20, and have been throughout the week.   more

SOUTHEAST MISSOURI STATE, SOUTHEAST MISSOURI HOSPITAL NEW SOUTHEAST HEALTH ON WHEELS MOBILE PARTNERS
CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo., March 5 -- Southeast Missouri State University issued the following news release: Southeast Missouri State University and Southeast Missouri Hospital joined forces today in a new partnership that will extend the reach of the mobile health center, Southeast Health On Wheels, known as the S.H.O.W. Mobile. Under the new partnership announced today, the S.H.O.W. Mobile will provide disease prevention, health promotion and primary care services as it has in the past, but it  more

SOUTHEAST PARTNERS WITH MISSOURI SOUTHERN STATE UNIVERSITY TO OFFER COOPERATIVE DENTAL HYGIENE PROGRAM
CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo., April 25 -- Southeast Missouri State University issued the following news release: Southeast Missouri State University continues to bring cooperative education to Southeast Missouri with a new dental hygiene program now offered at Southeast Missouri State University - Sikeston. The program, offered through Missouri Southern State University (MSSU) in cooperation with Southeast, will fill a need for qualified dental hygienists in the region. A ribbon cutting and open ho  more

SOUTHEAST PUBLIC RADIO ADDS ECLECTIC MUSIC PROGRAM TO SCHEDULE
CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo., April 9 -- Southeast Missouri State University issued the following news release: Southeast Public Radio has added "All Songs Considered," National Public Radio's (NPR) popular eclectic music program, to its schedule. The program began airing at 9 p.m. on Friday, April 4. "All Songs Considered," NPR's guide to discovering new music below the radar, used to be a Web-only production, but is now available for broadcast by NPR member stations. Every week, host Bob Boilen a  more

SOUTHEAST PUBLIC RADIO ADDS INDEPENDENT MUSIC PROGRAM TO SCHEDULE
CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo., April 17 -- Southeast Missouri State University issued the following news release: Southeast Public Radio (SEPR) announces a new independent music program called "The Elliot Potter Show," which airs weekdays from 10 p.m. to midnight. Hosted by Southeast Missouri State University student announcers and SEPR staff, "The Elliot Potter Show" features new indie rock, alt-country, singer-songwriters, and folk music. Commonly heard artists on the new program include Radiohead  more

SOUTHEAST PUBLIC RADIO RELOCATES TO SERENA
CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo., April 8 -- Southeast Missouri State University issued the following news release: Listeners will continue to hear Southeast Public Radio at the same place on the dial - KRCU 90.9 FM in Cape Girardeau and KSEF 88.9 FM in Farmington - but its studio and offices have relocated. Southeast Public Radio is now located in Serena in the center of the Southeast Missouri State University campus, just north of Academic Hall. "We feel a lot more a part of the campus here," said  more

SOUTHEAST PUBLIC RADIO TO BROADCAST 'A PRAIRIE HOME COMPANION'S' JOKE SHOW
CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo., March 4 -- Southeast Missouri State University issued the following news release: Penguin jokes, lightbulb jokes, political, knock-knock, tasteless -- once again, it's time for "A Prairie Home Companion's annual laugh fest: The Joke Show. There are two chances to get in on the fun: Saturday, March 8 at 5 p.m. - with a repeat broadcast Sunday, March 9 at 1 p.m. on Southeast Public Radio. Garrison Keillor, actress Sue Scott, Tim Russell (the man of many voices), and soun  more

SOUTHEAST PUBLIC RADIO TO BROADCAST A NEW SEASON OF 'RADIO LAB' SERIES
CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo., Feb. 25 -- Southeast Missouri State University issued the following news release: Southeast Public Radio announces plans to air five new programs in the "Radio Lab" series, an experiential investigation that explores themes and ideas through a patchwork of people, sounds and stories. In each episode, "Radio Lab" experiments with sound and style allowing science to fuse with culture and information to sound like music. "Radio Lab" will air Sunday mornings at 9 a.m., beginn  more

SOUTHEAST REGIONAL CAMPUSES CLOSED FEB. 22
CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo., Feb. 21 -- Southeast Missouri State University issued the following news release: Southeast Missouri State University - Sikeston, Southeast - Kennett, Southeast - Malden and the Perryville Higher Education Center will be closed Friday, Feb. 22 due to inclement weather. All classes are canceled and offices are closed.  more

SOUTHEAST SHOW ME DAY TO GO ON AS PLANNED ON FEB. 2
CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo., Feb. 1 -- Southeast Missouri State University issued the following news release: Southeast Missouri State University's "Show Me Day," an open house event, will go on as planned on Feb. 2. While much of Missouri experienced inclement weather on Thursday, classes at Southeast Missouri State University were in session on Friday and offices were open as scheduled as Cape Girardeau received only a few inches of snow. Southeast's Facilities Management staff members have clea  more

SOUTHEAST SHOWCASE TO HIGHLIGHT SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA, CHORAL UNION, CHOIR
CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo., April 8 -- Southeast Missouri State University issued the following news release: The Southeast Missouri State University Department of Music is proud to present the "Southeast Showcase" April 29, an event highlighting the Southeast Missouri Symphony Orchestra, including winners of its Concerto and Aria Competition, in combination with the Choral Union and University Choir. The performance is scheduled for 7:30 p.m. April 29 in the Donald C. Bedell Performance Hall in   more

SOUTHEAST SMALL BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT CENTER CLIENT HONORED BY STATE LEGISLATURE
CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo., Feb. 5 -- Southeast Missouri State University issued the following news release: Cape Girardeau-based Technology and Networking, Inc., a client of the Small Business Development Center (SBDC) at Southeast Missouri State University, was recognized with a legislative resolution during ceremonies Jan. 30 at the state capitol in Jefferson City, Mo. The resolution was awarded during the annual Missouri Small Business Development Centers Client Showcase. The resolution ho  more

SOUTHEAST STUDENTS BENEFIT FROM EXPANDED TELECOMMUNICATIONS LABORATORY
CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo., Feb. 27 -- Southeast Missouri State University issued the following news release: The Department of Industrial and Engineering Technology (IET) at Southeast Missouri State University recently received donations from Time Warner Telecom (formerly Xspedius Communications) of St. Louis and Falcon Communication of Malden, Mo., to support its Telecommunications and Computer Networking program. This donation will expose students to the theory and operations of fiber optic s  more

SOUTHEAST STUDENTS BENEFIT FROM EXPANDED TELECOMMUNICATIONS LABORATORY
CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo., March 19 -- Southeast Missouri State University issued the following news release: The Department of Industrial and Engineering Technology (IET) at Southeast Missouri State University recently received donations from Time Warner Telecom (formerly Xspedius Communications) of St. Louis and Falcon Communication of Malden, Mo., to support its Telecommunications and Computer Networking program. This donation will expose students to the theory and operations of fiber optic   more

SOUTHEAST STUDENTS RAISE MORE THAN $41,000 FOR ST. JUDE CHILDREN'S RESEARCH HOSPITAL
CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo., Feb. 28 -- Southeast Missouri State University issued the following news release: Students at Southeast Missouri State University have been saving lives with paper and pen, raising more than $41,000 for St. Jude Children's Research Hospital in 2007-2008. The students have been writing letters to raise money and awareness for the research hospital through programs called "Up 'til Dawn" and "Sincerely Yours." "Up 'til Dawn" is a student-led fund-raising program hosted  more

SOUTHEAST TO HOST 31ST ANNUAL MATH FIELD DAY
CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo., April 14 -- Southeast Missouri State University issued the following news release: Students from 29 area junior and senior high schools will compete in the 31st annual Math Field Day April 22 at Southeast Missouri State University. Southeast's Department of Mathematics and the Southeast Missouri Council of Teachers of Mathematics sponsor Math Field Day. The day's events begin at 9 a.m. in Academic Auditorium and conclude with an awards ceremony at 1:45 p.m. Team events  more

SOUTHEAST, WASHINGTON, THINK TANK TO HOST GLOBAL TRENDS SEMINAR APRIL 11
CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo., April 1 -- Southeast Missouri State University issued the following news release: Southeast Missouri State University and the Global Strategy Institute of the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) are hosting "The Next America," a unique, half-day seminar that will address how significant social, economic, environmental, and political issues will impact the United States and its role as a global citizen in the next 20 years. "While it is always dangerou  more

SOUTHERN IOWA ALUMNI CHAPTER HONORED AT BANQUET
MARYVILLE, Mo., Sept. 22 -- Northwest Missouri State University issued the following news release: The Southern Iowa Alumni and Friends Chapter of the Northwest Missouri State University Alumni Association is the 2007-2008 Chapter of the Year. Karleen Stephens, a 1977 and 2000 Northwest alumna who serves as the chapter's secretary, accepted the award Sept. 12 at the annual Northwest Alumni Awards Banquet in Maryville. The Chapter of the Year award is determined by chapter performance d  more

SOUTHERN UTAH UNIVERSITY GYMNASTICS FINISHES THIRD IN THE NATION IN ACADEMICS
CEDAR CITY, Utah, Sept. 5 -- Southern Utah University issued the following news release: Southern Utah women's gymnastics finished in the top three of the nation academically for the 16th consecutive season as recognized by the National Association of Collegiate Gymnastics Coaches (NACGC). The team finished with a cumulative GPA of 3.7229, trailing only Southeast Missouri State (3.820) and Winona State (3.7550). "We are very proud of our academic excellence as a team," head coach Scott Bau  more

SOYBEAN DATABASE WILL HELP BREEDERS ENGINEER BETTER-PERFORMING PLANTS
COLUMBIA, Mo., Dec. 30 -- The University of Missouri issued the following news release: Soybean farmers soon will be one step closer to better drought-tolerant soybean varieties. University of Missouri researchers will construct a comprehensive database of all proteins and metabolites in soybeans. Once compiled, the database will allow researchers to study changes in proteins and metabolites in soybeans grown under drought and other stressed conditions. When combined with data from the recent  more

Specialized MBA Degrees Offered by William Woods University
FULTON, Mo., Sept. 4 -- William Woods University issued the following news release: In a continuing effort to meet the needs of working adults, William Woods University is offering Jefferson City area residents the opportunity to pursue a master of business administration (MBA) degree in one of four concentrations. MBA degrees with an emphasis in accounting, agribusiness, health management or human resources are available. The programs will begin with an orientation at 6 p.m. Sept. 17 at t  more

SPEECH AND HEARING CLINIC WAITING ROOM NAMED FOR MARY ANN TROMBETTA VOGELSANG
CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo., April 21 -- Southeast Missouri State University issued the following news release: The Speech & Hearing Clinic Waiting Room in the Department of Communication Disorders at Southeast Missouri State University was named for Dr. Mary Ann Trombetta Vogelsang during a dedication and naming ceremony April 18. Vogelsang is a professor emeritus of communication disorders. She served on the faculty at Southeast from 1962 to 1995. She presided as the first chairperson when the D  more

SPEECH AND HEARING CLINIC WAITING ROOM TO BE NAMED FOR MARY ANN TROMBETTA VOGELSANG
CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo., April 7 -- Southeast Missouri State University issued the following news release: Dedication and naming of the Dr. Mary Ann Trombetta Vogelsang Speech & Hearing Clinic Waiting Room in the Department of Communication Disorders at Southeast Missouri State University will take place on Friday, April 18. A reception and portrait unveiling will be held from 4 to 6 p.m. in the University Speech & Hearing Clinic in the Grauel Language Arts Building. Vogelsang is a professo  more

SPRING COLORS TO BE ON DISPLAY APRIL 26-27 FOR MISSISSIPPI RIVER VALLEY SCENIC DRIVE
CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo., April 21 -- Southeast Missouri State University issued the following news release: The rural communities of southeast Missouri invite you to join them April 26-27 as they celebrate spring with good food, festivals, music, dancing, crafts, living history events, camping, scenic vistas and more during the 18th Annual Mississippi River Valley Scenic Drive. Dr. Frank Nickell, director of the Center for Regional History at Southeast Missouri State University, said "this yea  more

Spring Dean's List Released at William Woods University
FULTON, Mo., July 17 -- William Woods University issued the following news release: William Woods University has announced the names of students named to the Dean's List for academic accomplishments during the 2008 spring term. To be named to the Dean's List, a student must be full-time and have achieved a minimum 3.6 semester and cumulative grade point average on a 4.0 scale. William Woods University is an independent, professions-oriented, liberal arts-based institution serving the ed  more

Springfield City Council Approves a Substation on Drury's Campus
SPRINGFIELD, Mo., Sept. 15 -- Drury University issued the following news release: Springfield City Council tonight voted to approve a Springfield Police Department substation on the Drury University campus. The substation will house two Springfield police officers. Drury University will pay for the officers' salaries, uniforms, a vehicle, bicycles and benefits. The police substation will be located on the northwest end of campus in the community center of the College Park student housing d  more

SPRINGFIELD MAN SENTENCED TO 22 YEARS IN PRISON FOR ARMED BANK ROBBERY
SPRINGFIELD, Mo., Dec. 22 -- The U.S. Department of Justice's Federal Bureau of Investigation Kansas City Field Office issued the following press release: John F. Wood, United States Attorney for the Western District of Missouri, announced that a Springfield, Mo., man was sentenced in federal court today for the armed robbery of Bank of America. Nathan Allen Forrest, 28, of Springfield, was sentenced by U.S. Chief District Judge Fernando J. Gaitan this morning to 22 years and eight months   more

St. Louis Area Students Receive Scholarships To Attend C-SC
CANTON, Mo., Sept. 4 -- Culver-Stockton College issued the following news release: Three St. Louis area students have been awarded scholarships to attend Culver-Stockton College as freshman this fall. The scholarships were made possible by a friend of the college from the St. Louis area who created the Endowment for St. Louis Scholars through a gift to the college last winter. The scholarship is designed to help students of promise from diverse cultural backgrounds within St. Louis or St.   more

St. Louis Brass Quintet To Perform October 6 At C-SC
CANTON, Mo., Sept. 17 -- Culver-Stockton College issued the following news release: Culver-Stockton College will host a free, public performance of the St. Louis Brass Quintet at 7:30 p.m. October 6 in the Performing Arts Center. The St. Louis Brass Quintet was founded in 1964 by members of the St. Louis Symphony who performed children's concerts in the St. Louis metropolitan area. None of the current members play with the St. Louis Symphony. The group has expanded to present full-length c  more

Staggering Toward America Comes To Cottey On Nov. 21
NEVADA, Mo., Nov. 10 -- Cotley College issued the following news release: Storyteller Rik Reppe will be at Cottey College sharing Staggering Toward America, his post-9/11 stories, with the audience on Friday, November 21, in the Auditorium of the Haidee and Allen Wild Center for the Arts. This one-man production is Rik Reppe's post-9/11 quest to find what it means to be an American. He walked away from a lucrative job and embarked on an eight-week tour of the country, from Los Angeles to t  more

STAPLETON APPOINTED DIRECTOR OF CENTER FOR ENTREPRENEURIAL STUDIES
CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo., April 9 -- Southeast Missouri State University issued the following news release: Dr. James Stapleton, assistant professor of business and marketing education in Southeast's Donald L. Harrison College of Business, has been appointed as director of the University's Center for Entrepreneurial Studies. The Center for Entrepreneurial Studies leads the advancement of entrepreneurship education and practice, Stapleton said, through the development of teaching, research and o  more

State Poet Laureate & Ugandan Writer to Present at Symposium
FULTON, Mo., Nov. 14 -- Westminster College - Missouri issued the following news release: Missouri Poet Laureate Walter Bargen and Ugandan writer Glaydah Namukasa will co-present a session on "How Writing Promotes Global Citizenship" at 10:15 a.m., Wednesday, Nov. 19, in the Coulter Science Lecture Hall on the Westminster College campus as a part of the school's Third Annual Symposium on Democracy--"Citizenship in the Age of Globalization." Then on Wednesday afternoon at 1:30 p.m. in the   more

STATE PRISON INMATE SENTENCED FOR WAL-MART THREAT
KANSAS CITY, Mo., Dec. 17 -- The U.S. Department of Justice's Federal Bureau of Investigation Kansas City Field Office issued the following press release: John F. Wood, United States Attorney for the Western District of Missouri, announced that a Missouri prison inmate was sentenced in federal court today for threatening to lace Wal-Mart food products with cyanide unless the store paid him $200,000. Hugh L. Riley, Jr., 35, an inmate at the Jefferson City Correctional Center, was sentenced   more

Stetson University Lecturer to Tackle Chemistry's Role In Sustainability of Earth
DELAND, Fla., Sept. 12 -- Stetson University issued the following news release: An environmental chemist will discuss Chemists and the Stewardship of the Earth at 7 p.m. Monday, Sept. 22, in the Stetson Room of the Carlton Union Building, 131 E. Minnesota Ave. on the Stetson University campus. Guest speaker Dr. Stanley E. Manahan is professor emeritus of Chemistry at the University of Missouri-Columbia. The program is free and open to the public, and is being presented by the Stetson Center f  more

STRATEGIC PLANNING STEERING COMMITTEE TO MEET APRIL 14
CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo., April 11 -- Southeast Missouri State University issued the following news release: The Strategic Planning Steering Committee appointed by the Southeast Missouri State University Board of Regents will hold an open meeting at 9:30 a.m. April 14 in the University Center Board of Regents Room. The committee is expected to discuss the early stages of a first draft of a new strategic plan being developed for the University.  more

STRATEGIC PLANNING STEERING COMMITTEE TO MEET APRIL 30
CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo., April 25 -- Southeast Missouri State University issued the following news release: The Strategic Planning Steering Committee appointed by the Southeast Missouri State University Board of Regents will hold an open meeting at noon April 30 in Academic Hall Auditorium. The committee is expected to discuss the draft strategic plan that has been developed. Students, faculty and staff will also have an opportunity to give their input to members of the Strategic Planning Comm  more

STRATEGIC PLANNING STEERING COMMITTEE TO MEET MARCH 5
CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo., March 3 -- Southeast Missouri State University issued the following news release: The Strategic Planning Steering Committee appointed by the Southeast Missouri State University Board of Regents will hold an open meeting at 9:30 a.m. March 5 in the University Center Board of Regents Room. The committee is expected to discuss ideas generated at a Strategic Planning Forum held Feb. 18 on campus.  more

STUDENT ART SHOW & SALE SET FOR DEC. 5-6
MARYVILLE, Mo., Nov. 24 -- Northwest Missouri State University issued the following news release: Northwest's Department of Art will hold the winter edition of its biannual Student Art Show and Sale from 4 to 8 p.m. Friday, Dec. 5, and 8 a.m. until 2 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 6, in the Fire Arts Building, which is located immediately to the east of the Olive DeLuce Fine Arts Building on the south end of campus. Laura Kukkee, assistant professor of art, said students from all studio areas are enc  more

STUDENT BODY ELECTS HOMECOMING ROYALTY
MARYVILLE, Mo., Oct. 17 -- Northwest Missouri State University issued the following news release: The Northwest student body crowned its 2008 Homecoming royalty Thursday, Oct. 16, following opening night of the annual Variety Show in the Performing Arts Center on campus. This year's queen is Kelsey Luers, a senior accounting major from Beatrice, Neb., who was sponsored by the Phi Delta Theta fraternity. Luers is a member of the Phi Mu sorority, Accounting Society, Order of Omega, Delta   more

STUDENT BROADCASTER HOOKED ON LIFE BEHIND THE MIKE
MARYVILLE, Mo., Oct. 22 -- Northwest Missouri State University issued the following news release: For Michael Willis the flexibility required to work in broadcasting is second nature. Willis, a junior in broadcasting from King City, grew up helping out on the family farm. "There is no schedule on a farm, you have to learn to be flexible," Willis said. "If a cow starts giving birth in the middle of the night, you can't say 'sorry, it's not my working hours.' It's the same at the radio st  more

Student Council Leadership Camp to be Held at WWU
FULTON, Mo., June 5 -- William Woods University issued the following news release: The Missouri Association of Student Councils (MASC) will hold its annual leadership camp on the campus of William Woods University June 7-13. Each year approximately 600 students from across the state of Missouri descend on the WWU campus to learn about student council, leadership, organization, team building, project planning and most importantly community service. All of these skills will be taken back hom  more

STUDENT NEWSPAPER, YEARBOOK HONORED FOR EXCELLENCE
MARYVILLE, Mo., Nov. 6 -- Northwest Missouri State University issued the following news release: "The Northwest Missourian", Northwest's student newspaper, and the "Tower" yearbook both received awards for excellence at the ACP/CMA National College Media Convention, which took place Oct. 29-Nov. 2 in Kansas City. "The Northwest Missourian" received a 2008 Pacemaker award from the Associated Collegiate Press, which co-hosts the convention with College Media Advisers. "Tower" for 2007 was n  more

Student Speaks Before UN Committee
FULTON, Mo., Oct. 29 -- Westminster College - Missouri issued the following news release: Alouat Hamoudi, a Westminster junior, addressed the United Nations (UN) Special Political and Decolonization Committee (also known as the UN General Assembly's Fourth Committee) on Wednesday, Oct. 8, in New York City. Hamoudi is believed to be the first Westminster student to be invited to speak before the well known international organization. "This is quite an honor for a Westminster student to b  more

STUDENT TO PRESENT RESEARCH AT NATIONAL CHEMISTRY CONFERENCE
MARYVILLE, Mo., Nov. 11 -- Northwest Missouri State University issued the following news release: Northwest chemistry major Sakshi Uppal, a junior from Delhi, India, will present original research this month during a special undergraduate session at the 100th anniversary meeting of the American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE) in Philadelphia. It will be the second time this fall Uppal has presented "Sustainability Design Analysis: Carbon Black from Scrap Tires." The first was duri  more

STUDENT, FACULTY MEMBER PUBLISH NANOSCIENCE RESEARCH
MARYVILLE, Mo., Oct. 6 -- Northwest Missouri State University issued the following news release: Nanoscience research co-authored by Northwest student Matthew McCune of Maryville and Dr. Himadri Chakraborty, an assistant professor in the University's Department of Chemistry and Physics, was recently published in the "Journal of Physics B: Atomic, Molecular and Optical Physics" (Institute of Physics Publishing). A third co-author is Mohamed E. Madjet of the Free University of Berlin's Institut  more

Students Explore the Power of Politics
FULTON, Mo., Oct. 1 -- Westminster College - Missouri issued the following news release: Political season is in high gear, and Westminster students are right in the thick of it, supporting both major political parties. Democrat or Republican? Two students agreed to share their experiences from opposing sides just two more of the many Westminster students making a difference in the world in which they live. * Ian Mackey, a senior from Urbana, Missouri, had the summer experience of a  more

STUDENTS LEND HELPING HANDS ON BRUSH SERVICE DAY
MARYVILLE, Mo., Sept. 2 -- Northwest Missouri State University issued the following news release: Scores of students and other volunteers will roll up their sleeves and grab paintbrushes and scrapers Saturday, Sept. 20, during BRUSH Service Day. BRUSH, which stands for Beautifying Residences Using Student Help, was founded in 2002 by Northwest first lady Aleta Hubbard. Throughout the day, students will paint and fix up the residences of homeowners who, for a variety of reasons, are unable   more

Students Staying at Maryville
ST. LOUIS, Mo., July 8 -- Maryville University issued the following news release: Many higher education experts believe retaining students in higher education may be more difficult than recruiting them in the first place. According to recent statistics released on August 17, 2007 by U.S. News and World Report, the retention rate fluctuates between 64 and 89 percent among the best universities in the Midwest. Maryville is ranked number 29 in this survey. In terms of retaining its student  more

SULTANS OF SWING PERFORMING MARCH 20, APRIL 10 AT BUCKNER'S BREWPUB
CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo., March 11 -- Southeast Missouri State University issued the following news release: The Southeast Missouri Department of Music's faculty ensemble, Sultans of Swing, will offer a jazz combo performance from 7-10 p.m. on Thursday, March 20, and Thursday, April 10, in Buckner's Brewpub in downtown Cape Girardeau. This scintillating jazz quintet performs bebop jazz at its finest with a diverse array of music from Duke Ellington to Sonny Rollins to Dizzy Gillespie. The group  more

SUN DEVILS FARE WELL AT START OF MIDLANDS CHAMPIONSHIPS
TEMPE, Ariz., Dec. 29 -- Arizona State University issued the following press release: Three wrestlers with ties to the Arizona State University program are in contention to place among the Top 8 and the Sun Devil team is in 20th-place as the first day of competition came to an end at the 46th Midlands Championships inside Welsh-Ryan Arena in Evanston, Ill., on Monday night. The Sun Devils have scored 19.5 points overall so far with two wrestlers remaining in the competition that is being led   more

Teacher Breakout Workshop at Memorial
FULTON, Mo., Oct. 20 -- Westminster College - Missouri issued the following news release: A one-day Teacher Breakout Workshop will be held Saturday, November 15, from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Winston Churchill Memorial and Library in the United States, located on the Westminster College campus in Fulton, MO. This event is open to any 4th or 5th grade teacher. The cost is $5.00, including lunch, and enrollment is limited to 20 teachers. The first of three professional development works  more

Teacher Workshop at Churchill Memorial
FULTON, Mo., June 27 -- Westminster College - Missouri issued the following news release: A two-day workshop for teachers, "Leadership & Lasting Legacy of Winston S. Churchill," is being held June 27-28 at the Churchill Memorial and Library in the United States located on the Westminster College campus in Fulton, MO. Nine educators from the Greater Kansas City area and the East St. Louis area in Illinois are participating. The workshop is made possible by a grant from the Miller Nichols  more

TEN NOMINATED AS HOMECOMING ROYALTY CANDIDATES
MARYVILLE, Mo., Sept. 30 -- Northwest Missouri State University issued the following news release: Northwest's 2008 Homecoming royalty will be crowned Thursday, Oct. 16, following opening night of the student Variety Show in the Performing Arts Center. The Variety Show begins its two-night run at 7 p.m., and the coronation ceremony is expected to begin around 9 p.m. Admission is $5. Five queen candidates and five king candidates were selected by a group of on-campus and off-campus jud  more

TENNESSEE FARM FACTS REPORT, NOV. 25
NASHVILLE, Tenn., Nov. 25 -- The U.S. Department of Agriculture's Tennessee Agricultural Statistics office issued the following press release: Crops Perform Better Than Earlier Expectations With harvest of the State's crops in full swing, yield projections have come into focus and are slightly better than earlier forecasted. Cotton yield prospects improved for the fourth consecutive month, increasing 77 pounds per acre from October to the second highest on record. As of November 1 cotton y  more

THE DRUMS RETURN: POWWOW CELEBRATING FIFTH YEAR
MARYVILLE, Mo., Sept. 23 -- Northwest Missouri State University issued the following news release: The fifth annual Northwest Powwow - a celebration of Native American culture and tradition - will take place Saturday, Oct. 25, at Northwest Missouri State University's Bearcat Arena in Maryville. Grand entries will be at 1 p.m. and 6 p.m. The free event is open to the public. The powwow will feature singing, drums and scores of dancers in full regalia competing in such categories as grass d  more

THE SUNDERLAND FOUNDATION CONTRIBUTES $1 MILLION TO MILLER NICHOLS LIBRARY EXPANSION
KANSAS CITY, Mo., Dec 19 -- The University of Missouri at Kansas City issued the following news release: The Sunderland Foundation has announced a $1 million gift toward the Miller Nichols Library Expansion at the University of Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC), expanding classroom and community space, as well as technical resources. The Miller Nichols Library Expansion project is a key foundational element for UMKC to realize its goal as a model university for the 21st century and to meet the chal  more

Thomasina And The Jam To Perform Nov. 22 At Cottey
NEVADA, Mo., Nov. 11 -- Cotley College issued the following news release: Musical duo Thomasina and the Jam will be performing at Cottey College at 8 p.m. on Saturday, November 22, in Raney Dining Room. Thomasina and the Jam is Nancy Eddy (Cottey College Class of '98), and Mara Levi. Together, this Washington, DC-based folk pop duo creates smart new music complete with witty, thoughtful lyrics, catchy melodies, and tight harmonies. Sometimes finger-picking and introspective, other times bo  more

THROENER INSTALLED AS MISSOURI CUPA PRESIDENT
MARYVILLE, Mo., Sept. 9 -- Northwest Missouri State University issued the following news release: Mary Throener, Northwest's director of human resources management, was recently sworn in as president of the Missouri College and University Professional Association for Human Resources (MCUPA-HR). The organization is affiliated with CUPA-HR, which serves 10,000 human resources professionals working at more than more than 1,600 institutions of higher learning nationwide. National membersh  more

THUNDERBIRD MEN OPEN SUMMIT PLAY VS. OAKLAND
CEDAR CITY, Utah, Dec. 1 -- Southern Utah University issued the following news release: Southern Utah's men's basketball team opens Summit League play Tuesday night when the Thunderbirds host Oakland at 7:00 p.m. in the Centrum. Aside from looking to get off on the right foot in conference play, SUU wants to get back on the winning track and snap a four-game losing streak Tuesday night, while Oakland will look to keep a modest two-game streak alive. The Thunderbirds (1-4, 0-0 Summit) ar  more

TO MANY MISCUES COST EAGLES
EVANSVILLE, Ind., Feb. 16 -- University of Southern Indiana issued the following news release: The University of Southern Indiana women's basketball team committed 25 turnovers en route to a 72-57 setback to No. 6 Drury University Saturday afternoon at the Physical Activities Center. USI (9-14, 4-11 GLVC) jumped out to a 9-6 lead early in the contest, but a 12-0 run put the Panthers, who are ranked first in the Great Lakes Region, ahead by nine with just under 12 minutes to play in the fir  more

TOURIN' BEARCATS RETURNING TO ALASKA IN SPRING 2009
MARYVILLE, Mo., Oct. 15 -- Northwest Missouri State University issued the following news release: The Tourin' Bearcats travel program for Northwest Missouri State University alumni and friends will be making a return trip to Alaska, but instead of a cruise, as was taken in June 2006, the group will experience an extensive scenic land tour. The May 29-June 3, 2009, trip is open to the public. The cost is $1,299 per person and includes all excursions, tours, lodging and several meals. Airli  more

TRICK-OR-TREAT IN THE HALLS RETURNS AT NORTHWEST
MARYVILLE, Mo., Oct. 23 -- Northwest Missouri State University issued the following news release: Children and their parents are welcome on the Northwest campus this Halloween, Friday, Oct. 31, for the Residence Hall Association's annual Trick-or-Treat in the Halls. Participating residence halls include the high-rises and Tower Suites west of College Park Drive and north of the baseball field; the Hudson/Perrin freshman residence complex near the University's main Fourth Street entrance; S  more

TRISH KNIGHT RESIGNS FROM MISSOURI STATE-WEST PLAINS
WEST PLAINS, Mo., Dec. 23 -- Missouri State University at West Plains issued the following news release: Since its beginnings 16 years ago, she has been the guiding force behind the Missouri State University-West Plains Lady Grizzly Volleyball program. But on Dec. 31, Lady Grizzly Head Coach Trish Kissiar-Knight will hang up her Grizzly blue for the colors of a new school. Knight is leaving the Lady Grizzlies to accept the head coaching position for the women's volleyball team at Texas Te  more

TUITION DISCOUNT OPENS DOORS FOR PANAMANIAN STUDENTS
MARYVILLE, Mo., Oct. 22 -- Northwest Missouri State University issued the following news release: Edgar Peregrina Villalaz of Panama City, Panama, was all smiles the day before Northwest Missouri State University's Homecoming celebration as he proudly hoisted his country's banner during the annual flag-raising ceremony on the Joyce and Harvey White International Plaza. The plaza, modeled after the one outside the United Nations in New York City, is a symbol of Northwest's commitment to int  more

Two Cottey Graduates Honored With Prestigious Scholarships
NEVADA, Mo., July 15 -- Cotley College issued the following news release: Cottey College is pleased to announce that two members of the graduating class of 2008 have been recognized for their academic achievements with prestigious national scholarships. Alexandra Swidergal received a Jack Kent Cooke Undergraduate Transfer Scholarship, valued at up to $30,000 annually, and Tamara Sevier received a Morris K. Udall Scholarship valued at up to $10,000. Alexandra Swidergal, from Washington stat  more

TWO FORMER EXECUTIVES OF DFA SUBSIDIARY TO PAY $150,000 FOR AIDING AND ABETTING DAIRY FARMERS OF AMERICA'S POSITION LIMIT VIOLATION
WASHINGTON, Dec. 16 -- The Commodity Futures Trading Commission issued the following enforcement news release: The U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) announced today that the Dairy Farmers of America, Inc. (DFA), its former Chief Executive Officer Gary Hanman, and its former Chief Financial Officer Gerald Bos will pay a $12 million civil monetary penalty for attempting to manipulate the Class III milk futures contract and exceeding speculative position limits in that contract.   more

TWO RECEIVE NATIVE AMERICAN SCHOLARSHIPS AT POWWOW
MARYVILLE, Mo., Oct. 28 -- Northwest Missouri State University issued the following news release: Two Northwest students were awarded Native American Scholarships during the fifth annual Northwest Powwow on Saturday, Oct. 25, In Bearcat Arena. Kaley Johnson, a 22-year-old senior business management major from Rock Port, who also won the award last year, and Mallory Stanton, a 21-year-old senior elementary education major from Gower, each received an $850 scholarship award. Johnson is   more

TWO TO RECEIVE HONORARY DOCTORATES FROM MISSOURI STATE
SPRINGFIELD, Mo., Dec. 18 -- Missouri State University issued the following news release: Missouri State University will grant its ninth and tenth honorary doctorates to Jan Horton and Patti Penny. The nominations were approved today (Dec. 19) by the Missouri State University Board of Governors following recommendations from the Faculty Senate and President Michael T. Nietzel. Horton and Penny will both receive the Doctor of Public Affairs during the spring commencement ceremonies on May   more

UFINDIT CONTEST REINFORCES FRESHMAN SUCCESS
MARYVILLE, Mo., Nov. 5 -- Northwest Missouri State University issued the following news release: For the second year Northwest's Office of Enrollment Management is conducting UFindIt, a contest for first-year students designed to promote PawPrints, a University-maintained social networking site created to boost freshman retention. The winner, who will be named later this month, will receive a $250 American Express gift card. Similar to sites like Facebook and MySpace, PawPrints allows  more

UNIVERSITY CLOSED ON FEB. 12
CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo., Feb. 11 -- Southeast Missouri State University issued the following news release: Due to inclement weather, the Cape Girardeau campus of Southeast Missouri State University will be closed tdoay, Tuesday, Feb. 12. All classes are canceled and offices are closed.  more

UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA AT LOS ANGELES FACULTY EXPERTS ADVISORY: DEADLY SHOOTINGS IN U.S.
LOS ANGELES, Calif., Feb. 14 -- The University of California at Los Angeles issued the following press release: Mass shootings at Northern Illinois University follow closely on fatal gunfire at a Louisiana college campus, a Missouri city hall and in a Los Angeles suburb. The incidents raise issues about what causes such violence and the effects on our culture. UCLA experts who specialize in relevant disciplines include: Seymour Feshbach, professor emeritus of psychology, specializes in th  more

UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS-CHICAGO PROFESSOR, DEAN TO DISCUSS 'THE NEXT 50 YEARS OF NURSING EDUCATION'
CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo., April 18 -- Southeast Missouri State University issued the following news release: A professor and dean of the University of Illinois-Chicago College of Nursing will discuss "The Next 50 Years of Nursing Education" at the Rosemary Berkel Crisp Memorial Nursing Lecture April 25 at Southeast Missouri State University. Dr. Joan Shaver, RN, FAAN, will present the lecture at 9 a.m. in Glenn Auditorium of Dempster Hall. The event is free and open to the public and is one of   more

UNIVERSITY OF KANSAS ENDS SEMESTER NO. 1 IN NATION IN VARSITY DEBATE IN NATIONAL DEBATE TOURNAMENT REPORT
LAWRENCE, Kan., Dec. 23 -- The University of Kansas issued the following news release: The University of Kansas debate team continues its winning tradition, ending the semester as No. 1 in the nation in the National Debate Tournament varsity team rankings. The National Debate Tournament ranks teams in December and April each year based on points earned by teams in a variety of tournaments. KU ranked ahead of the University of California-Berkeley, Northwestern University, Emory Universi  more

UNIVERSITY OF SOTHERN INDIANA FINISHES REGULAR SEASON WITH DOUBLEHEADER SWEEP
SPRINGFIELD, Mo., May 4 -- University of Southern Indiana issued the following news release: The 24th-ranked University of Sothern Indiana baseball team concluded the 2008 regular season on a three-game winning streak after sweeping Drury University, 6-4 and 7-6, Sunday afternoon in Springfield, Missouri. USI raises its records to 36-18 overall and 24-7 in the GLVC, while Drury fall to 27-22 overall, 15-14 GLVC. The Screaming Eagles, the number one seed from the GLVC West Division, will pl  more

UNIVERSITY OF SOTHERN INDIANA SPLITS WITH DRURY ON MAY 3
SPRINGFIELD, Mo., May 3 -- University of Southern Indiana issued the following news release: The 24th-ranked University of Sothern Indiana baseball team broke a five-game losing streak with a 4-2 nightcap win over Drury University and earned a doubleheader split Saturday afternoon in Springfield, Missouri. The split takes USI's record to 34-18 overall and 22-7 in the GLVC, while Drury goes to 27-20 overall, 15-12 GLVC. The Screaming Eagles scored four times in the fifth on their way to bre  more

UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHERN INDIANA ANNOUNCES 2008-09 MEN'S BASKETBALL SCHEDULE
EVANSVILLE, Ind., July 8 -- University of Southern Indiana issued the following news release: The University of Southern Indiana men's basketball team starts the 2008-09 regular season campaign in search of history as it plays in the Disney Division II Tip-Off Classic for the third time in four seasons. USI will be trying to win a tournament record fourth championship in five appearances at the preseason tournament, which runs November 7-9. Pairings for the Tip-Off Classic are pre-announce  more

UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHERN INDIANA BASEBALL HEADS BACK SOUTH
EVANSVILLE, Ind., Feb. 12 -- University of Southern Indiana issued the following news release: The University of Southern Indiana baseball team will be in its search of its first victory of the season when its heads south for a three-game series at Henderson State University in Arkedelphia, Arkansas. The Screaming Eagles and the Reddies play a doubleheader Saturday and a single game Sunday at noon each day. The Eagles fell to 22nd in the latest Collegiate Baseball Division II Top 30 poll a  more

UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHERN INDIANA BASEBALL MOVES TO SIXTH IN NATIONAL POLL
EVANSVILLE, Ind., Feb. 5 -- University of Southern Indiana issued the following news release: The University of Southern Indiana baseball team rose to sixth in the Collegiate Baseball Magazine NCAA Division II Top 30 poll released on February 4. The poll is the first regular season ranking of 2008. USI, which was ranked 10th in the preseason poll, opens the 2008 campaign Saturday at 17th-ranked Armstrong Atlantic State University. The Pirates have already started the season with a three-ga  more

UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHERN INDIANA BASEBALL TOURNAMENT CHANGED TO THREE-GAME SERIES
EVANSVILLE, Ind., Feb. 22 -- University of Southern Indiana issued the following news release: The Holiday Inn Express/University of Southern Indiana Invitational baseball tournament has been moved for a second time in 48 hours and has been changed to a three-game series between the Screaming Eagles and Missouri Western State University. The two teams are now scheduled to play a doubleheader Monday and single game on Tuesday. The first pitch on Monday is scheduled for noon, while start tim  more

UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHERN INDIANA EARNS HARD FOUGHT SPLIT WITH HENDERSON STATE
ARKADELPHIA, Ark., Feb. 18 -- University of Southern Indiana issued the following news release: The 22nd-ranked University of Southern Indiana baseball team earned a hard fought split and won the three-game series from Henderson State University Monday afternoon in Arkadelphia, Arkansas. USI dropped the opener, 10-7, but came from behind to win the nightcap 11-9. The Screaming Eagles (2-4) won the nightcap by fighting back from behind three times before earning the 11-9 victory. USI came b  more

UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHERN INDIANA ENTERS REGIONAL RANKINGS AT NUMBER 10
EVANSVILLE, Ind., Feb. 13 -- University of Southern Indiana issued the following news release: The University of Southern Indiana men's basketball team entered the NCAA Division II Great Lakes Regional ranking for the first time this season, claiming the 10th spot. The top eight teams advance to the NCAA Division II Tournament that is scheduled for March 15-18. USI (12-9, 6-7 GLVC) returns to action Thursday when it hosts Rockhurst University (8-14, 4-10 GLVC). The Screaming Eagles defeate  more

UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHERN INDIANA FIGHTS BACK, BUT CAN'T COMPLETE COMEBACK AT QUINCY
QUINCY, Ill., Feb. 23 -- University of Southern Indiana issued the following news release: The University of Southern Indiana men's basketball team did not have enough left in the tank to complete a second half comeback and lost to Quincy University, 73-62, Saturday afternoon in Quincy, Illinois. USI falls to 13-12 overall and 7-10 in the GLVC, while Quincy goes to 13-12 overall, 7-10 in the GLVC. The Screaming Eagles fell behind early on Saturday as the Hawks built a ten-point lead, 38-28  more

UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHERN INDIANA HOPES TO STAY ON TRACK
EVANSVILLE, Ind., Feb. 12 -- University of Southern Indiana issued the following news release: The University of Southern Indiana men's basketball team hopes to get back to .500 in the GLVC when its finishes a four-game homestand this week. USI hosts Rockhurst University on February 14 and ninth-ranked Drury University on February 16 at the Physical Activities Center. The Screaming Eagles (12-9, 6-7 GLVC) are coming off a successful homecoming, defeating the University of Indianapolis, 81-  more

UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHERN INDIANA SET TO PLAY UINDY IN GLVC FIRST ROUND
EVANSVILLE, Ind., May 5 -- University of Southern Indiana issued the following news release: The 26th-ranked University of Southern Indiana baseball team starts the 2008 post-season at noon Thursday when its plays the University of Indianapolis in the first round of the GLVC Tournament. The conference tournament is May 8-11 at GCS Ballpark in Sauget, Illinois. USI is the top seed from the West Division, while UIndy is the first wild card team. The conference tournament also includes Bellar  more

UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHERN INDIANA SURVIVES LATE RUN BY ROCKHURST IN VICTORY
KANSAS CITY, Mo., Feb. 2 -- University of Southern Indiana issued the following news release: The University of Southern Indiana men's basketball team survived a second half comeback attempt by Rockhurst University to win 61-60 Saturday afternoon in Kansas City, Missouri. USI breaks its three-game road losing streak and raises its record to 11-8 overall and 5-6 in the GLVC, while Rockhurst falls to 7-12 overall, 3-8 GLVC. USI senior guard Tyson Schnitker (Robinson, Illinois) scored the gam  more

UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHERN INDIANA'S PLEISS SELECTED AS BASEBALL PLAYER OF THE WEEK
INDIANAPOLIS, Feb. 25 -- University of Southern Indiana issued the following news release: The University of Southern Indiana's Matt Pleiss (Newburgh, Ind.) is the Great Lakes Valley Conference Baseball Player of the Week. Pleiss, a senior first baseman for the Eagles, was nearly perfect at the plate in Monday's split at Henderson State. He was 5-for-6 in the doubleheader and had four RBI, a home run, double and two walks on the afternoon. Pleiss went 3-for-4 with a run scored, two RBI   more

UNIVERSITY OFFICES TO OBSERVE SHORTENED HOURS DURING SPRING BREAK
CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo., March 5 -- Southeast Missouri State University issued the following news release: Due to spring break, Southeast Missouri State University offices will observe shortened hours March 10-14. Hours will be 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Regular office hours of 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. will resume March 17.  more

UNIVERSITY OPENING AT 1 P.M. ON FEB. 13
CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo., Feb. 12 -- Southeast Missouri State University issued the following news release: Due to the ice storm that has impacted the area, Southeast Missouri State University's main campus in Cape Girardeau will operate on a delayed start on Wednesday, Feb. 13. Classes will begin and offices will open at 1 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 13.  more

UNIVERSITY TO OPEN AT 10 A.M. ON FEB. 14
CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo., Feb. 13 -- Southeast Missouri State University issued the following news release: Due to the ongoing winter weather conditions caused by the ice storm that impacted the Cape Girardeau area, Southeast Missouri State University will now open at 10 a.m. on Thursday, Feb. 14. The campus will be closed throughout today, Wednesday, Feb. 13. However, the "Ring of Fire" performance scheduled for 7:30 p.m. tonight, Feb. 13, at the River Campus, will go on as planned.  more

UPWARD BOUND MATH & SCIENCE DEADLINE IS JAN. 31
MARYVILLE, Mo., Dec. 12 -- Northwest Missouri State University issued the following news release: The Upward Bound Math and Science program at Northwest Missouri State University in Maryville - a free hands-on learning experience for eligible high school students (grades 9-11) - returns to campus this summer from Saturday, June 6, through Saturday, July 18. High school freshmen, sophomores and juniors seeking to improve their math and science skills should apply as soon as possible. The po  more

USACIDC SEEKING SPECIAL AGENT APPLICANTS
ABERDEEN, Md., Dec. 18 -- Aberdeen Proving Ground released the following issue of APG News: The U.S. Army Criminal Investigation Command is actively seeking qualified Soldiers to serve as CID Special Agents. Agents receive training at the U.S. Army Military Police School, located at Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri. * To qualify, applicants must: * Be a U.S. citizen. * At least 21 years old. * Be an E5, SGT (nonpromotable), with at least two years but no more than 10 years time in serv  more

Volleyball Comets Gain Two More Wins
NEVADA, Mo., Oct. 6 -- Cotley College issued the following news release: The Cottey College volleyball Comets got a pair of victories over the weekend in front of friends and family in town for Family Weekend at the College. In the first match of the day, the Comets defeated the Stephens College Stars in four games, 25-18, 20-25, 25-15, and 25-12. In their second match of the afternoon, Cottey beat Baptist Bible College in four games, 25-13, 20-25, 25-10, and 25-11. The victory over the St  more

Wagoner Recognized As Academic All-American By NJCAA
NEVADA, Mo., Sept. 10 -- Cotley College issued the following news release: Elizabeth Wagoner, a Cottey College Comets basketball player in 2006-2008, has been recognized by the National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) as an Academic All-American in the Summer 2008 JUCO Review. Elizabeth earned a 3.63 overall GPA in her four semesters at Cottey College. She was an All-Region Selection for basketball in 2008, started all 25 games for the Comets, and was team captain. Wagoner is c  more

WARM WINTER WEATHER IN JANUARY, SAYS MU CLIMATOLOGIST, AFTER EARLY-WINTER ICY BLASTS INCREASED LIVESTOCK FEEDING
COLUMBIA, Mo., Dec. 24 -- The University of Missouri College of Food & Natural Resources issued the following news release: Look for a welcome warming of winter weather, says Pat Guinan, climatologist with University of Missouri Extension. "The January outlook calls for above-normal temperatures for much of the United States east of the Rockies, including all of Missouri," said Guinan, with the MU Commercial Agriculture Program. The new report from the National Climate Prediction Center  more

Washington Magazine Editor to Speak at Symposium
FULTON, Mo., Nov. 11 -- Westminster College - Missouri issued the following news release: Garrett M. Graff, Editor-At-Large of Washingtonian magazine, a popular monthly magazine about living in the Washington D.C. area, will conduct two sessions on Tuesday, Nov. 18, for the Westminster College Third Annual Symposium on Democracy--"Citizenship in the Age of Globalization." All Symposium sessions are free and open to the public. His first session will be entitled "Governing in a Wired Wo  more

WASSAIL! YULETIDE FEASTE TO CELEBRATE 35 MERRY YEARS
MARYVILLE, Mo., Dec. 1 -- Northwest Missouri State University issued the following news release: Note that Saturday's banquet has been moved to a later time than previously announced in order to accommodate Bearcats football fans who plan to attend the NCAA Division II semifinal playoff game versus the University of North Alabama Lions, which begins at 3 p.m. in Bearcat Stadium. Casual dress is encouraged for fans and others attending the Feaste after Saturday's game. Sponsored by the Depa  more

WAYNE WOOLSEY, KERMIT POSTONWIN HOMECOMING GOLF TOURNAMENT
MARYVILLE, Mo., Nov. 13 -- Northwest Missouri State University issued the following news release: Woolsey, a retired assistant superintendent of schools from Belton, is Northwest's alternative certification coordinator for the Kansas City area, based out of the Northwest Kansas City Center in Liberty. Poston, a retired biology teacher from Maryville High School, is currently a biology instructor at Northwest. Next year's two-person scramble Homecoming Golf Tournament will be Friday, Oct.   more

Welton Receives Missouri Colleges Fund Scholarship
FULTON, Mo., Oct. 23 -- William Woods University issued the following news release: Brittany Welton of Willow Springs, Mo., has received a scholarship from Missouri Colleges Fund (MCF) in recognition of her achievements at William Woods University. She is a senior, majoring in accounting. Money for the scholarship came from Emerson, which provided $16,000 for student scholarships on MCF-member campuses. The award is given to an outstanding representative of each school. Welton is active  more

WENTZVILLE STUDENT NAMED RECREATION SERVICES EMPLOYEE OF THE MONTH
CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo., April 15 -- Southeast Missouri State University issued the following news release: The Department of Recreation Services at Southeast Missouri State University has named Kristen Miller, a senior from Wentzville, Mo., as Employee of the Month for March. Miller serves the department in the main office in a variety of capacities. Miller will graduate in May with a degree in integrated marketing communications and wishes to one day be a leader in the corporate world. Sh  more

Westminster Brings Prominent Speakers to Campus for Symposium
FULTON, Mo., Nov. 13 -- Westminster College - Missouri issued the following news release: Some prominent national and international names in politics, diplomacy, fiction and national security will be on the agenda in Fulton this month when Westminster College holds its Third Annual Symposium on Democracy, "Citizenship in the Age of Globalization." The two days of lectures, presentations, and panel discussions being held Tuesday-Wednesday, Nov. 18-19, will examine the roles and responsibili  more

Westminster Co-Sponsors Youth Leadership Callaway Program
FULTON, Mo., June 10 -- Westminster College - Missouri issued the following news release: Callaway young people will have the opportunity to receive leadership training for a week in July thanks to the Youth Leadership Callaway program sponsored by the Westminster College Center for Leadership and Service and the Kingdom of Callaway Chamber of Commerce. The sessions will be held from 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. daily July 21-25 at the Chamber of Commerce offices for any Callaway County area student w  more

Westminster Earns Best Midwestern College Recognition Again
FULTON, Mo., July 30 -- Westminster College - Missouri issued the following news release: Westminster College is once again one of the best colleges and universities in the Midwest, according to The Princeton Review. The New York-based education services company selected Westminster as one of the 159 institutions it recommends in its "Best in the Midwest" section on its website feature 2009 Best Colleges: Region by Region. In the profile on Westminster at www.PrincetonReview.com, The Prin  more

Westminster Holds Traditional Christmas Religious Service
FULTON, Mo., Nov. 25 -- Westminster College - Missouri issued the following news release: Westminster College will hold its annual Festival of Lessons and Carols, a Mid-Missouri Christmas tradition at the campus, at 5 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 7, in the Church of St. Mary the Virgin, Aldermanbury. The public is invited to attend this free service. People are encouraged to arrive early because of limited seating. "We welcome Mid-Missourians to join us in celebrating the birth of Jesus at th  more

Westminster in Americas's Top 100 Schools for Women
FULTON, Mo., Sept. 30 -- Westminster College - Missouri issued the following news release: Westminster College received another top ranking this month as one of only two Missouri colleges and universities to be named to the "Top 100 America's Best Colleges for Women." This follows on the heels of Westminster's recent 39th place ranking in Forbes magazine's list of "Top Fifty America's Best Colleges." Westminster was selected for this new honor by Cosmo Girl, the #1 selling teen magazine  more

Westminster Named College of Distinction
FULTON, Mo., Oct. 1 -- Westminster College - Missouri issued the following news release: Westminster College was recently named one of 240 Colleges of Distinction for 2008-2009 among America's colleges and universities. "We are proud of this latest honor which joins several recent accolades," says Dr. George B. Forsythe, President of Westminster. "Several years ago, Westminster was selected by The Washington Post as one of the 20 Hidden Gems among America's colleges and universities. Wit  more

Westminster Named One of 50 Best American Colleges by Forbes
FULTON, Mo., Aug. 14 -- Westminster College - Missouri issued the following news release: Westminster College was named one of the 50 Best American Colleges for 2008 by Forbes magazine this week. The only Missouri college or university named to the Top Fifty, Westminster was ranked 39th. This is the first ranking ever conducted by Forbes and will be an annual list. The report ranks 569 undergraduate institutions on the quality of the education they provide and how much their students ach  more

Westminster Receives Scholarship Funds
FULTON, Mo., June 17 -- Westminster College - Missouri issued the following news release: Westminster College and William Woods University are two of the major beneficiaries of new scholarship funds thanks to Missouri Colleges Fund (MCF) grants from The Pott Foundation, Edward Jones and Emerson. Citing a desire to invest in education in the State of Missouri, The Pott Foundation has provided MCF with a grant of $35,000, Edward Jones has given $17,000 and Emerson has awarded $16,000. The  more

Westminster Surpasses Community Service Hours Goal
FULTON, Mo., July 7 -- Westminster College - Missouri issued the following news release: Westminster officials announced today that the college community surpassed its goal of completing 10,000 hours of community service this academic year. The final total completed by all faculty, staff and students was 11,915 hours. While Westminster College has always stressed community service, this was the first annual campus-wide, year-long service project organized by the office of Community Acti  more

Westminster Welcomes New President & New Class
FULTON, Mo., Aug. 21 -- Westminster College - Missouri issued the following news release: New Westminster President Dr. George B. Forsythe will join new students in passing through The Columns, an historic Westminster College tradition, at 5 p.m., Saturday, August 23, beginning their global educational journey together. The Columns Ceremony will be followed by the Inauguration Ceremony for the new President and New Student Convocation at 5:30 p.m. in Champ Auditorium. Officiating at the  more

WHTC HOSTS 7TH ANNUAL XTREME WINTERFEST BIKE RIDE ON JAN. 3
COUNCIL BLUFFS, Iowa, Dec. 24 -- The Iowa Department of Cultural Affairs issued the following press release: Cycling enthusiasts of all ages will gather next week at the Western Historic Trails Center for the 7th Annual Winterfest Xtreme Bike Ride, a leisurely family ride up the Iowa Riverfront Trail to the Riverside Grille at Dodge Riverside Golf Club. The six-mile roundtrip adventure along the Missouri River is free and open to the public. It begins at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Jan. 3, 2009,   more

William Jewell College To Host Liberal Arts Workshop For Hong Kong Educators
LIBERTY, Mo., July 18 -- William Jewel College issued the following news release: A group of 10 primary and secondary school teachers from Hong Kong and Guangzhou, China, will attend "The Power of Liberal Studies" workshop July 19-31 on the William Jewell College campus in Liberty, Mo. Itinerary events with photographic interest include: *July 21 (2:30 to 4 p.m.): Missouri Teacher of the Year Eric Langhorst demonstrates technology in the classroom, 118/119 Marston Hall, William Jewell C  more

William Jewell College Welcomes New Faculty, Admission Staff
LIBERTY, Mo., Sept. 1 -- William Jewel College issued the following news release: William Jewell College welcomes the following new faculty members for the 2008-2009 academic year: Frida A. Oswald, assistant professor of Spanish, received her B.A. in 1999 from the University of California-San Diego; her M.A. in 2003 from San Diego State University; and her Ph.D. in 2008 from the University of California. Kirsten Theye, assistant professor of communication, received her B.A. in 1998 from  more

William Jewell Professor Collaborates On Anthrax Research With KUMED
LIBERTY, Mo., Aug. 22 -- William Jewel College issued the following news release: Dr. Scott Falke, assistant professor of biology at William Jewell College, is a member of a collaborative research team studying the structure of anthrax toxin that may one day result in a vaccine to protect humans from lethal anthrax infection. Dr. Falke is a member of the research team led by Dr. Mark Fisher, professor of biochemistry and molecular biology at the University of Kansas Medical Center. The tea  more

William Woods Hosts International Alumni Event in Taiwan
FULTON, Mo., June 18 -- William Woods University issued the following news release: William Woods University recently held its first international alumni event--a luncheon in Taiwan. William Woods has provided educational opportunities for Taiwanese students since the early 90s. As many as 85 students come to the main campus in Fulton each year to pursue degrees. However, this was the first time the university had scheduled an alumni affair in their homeland. The luncheon was hosted   more

William Woods University Expands into Blue Springs
FULTON, Mo., Aug. 6 -- William Woods University issued the following news release: Founded in 1870, William Woods University expanded its mission in 1992 to address the need for adult-oriented undergraduate and graduate programs in Missouri. Now it is expanding into Blue Springs. While career advancement now demands constant learning, many professionals find that traditional classroom education is a poor fit for their unpredictable schedules that can already include long hours, work-relate  more

William Woods Welcomes Record Number of New Students
FULTON, Mo., Aug. 25 -- William Woods University issued the following news release: With the start of classes Monday (Aug. 25), William Woods University welcomed 325 new students--its largest incoming class ever--bringing the university's total enrollment to nearly 3,500. That's a 37 percent increase overall. "The continued health of the university--from both a financial and an enrollment perspective--is a strong indicator that William Woods is leading the way in higher education," WWU Pre  more

World War II Film to be Screened at Churchill Memorial
FULTON, Mo., June 19 -- Westminster College - Missouri issued the following news release: A film screening of The History Channel documentary "10 Days to D-Day" will be held from 6:30 p.m.-8:15 p.m. on Tuesday, June 24, in the World War II Room of the Undercroft of the Churchill Memorial and Library in the United States located on the campus of Westminster College in Fulton, MO. With the showing of an admission receipt from that day's visit, patrons can see the documentary for free. Regul  more

WWU Alum Receives Alumni Service Award at Board of Associates Dinner
FULTON, Mo., Oct. 6 -- William Woods University issued the following news release: Gail Emmons Kurtz, who specialized in treating and coordinating the successful treatment for Learning Disabilities (LD) for many years, received the Alumni Service Award at the Board of Associates fall dinner Thursday (Oct. 2) at William Woods University. Each fall, the Board of Associates recognizes a WWU alumnus who has served his or her community and beyond. A 1966 graduate of William Woods with a B.S.  more

WWU Education Majors from Jefferson City Student Teaching
FULTON, Mo., Oct. 22 -- William Woods University issued the following news release: Four William Woods University students from Jefferson City are taking their specialties out in the field this semester by student teaching in mid-Missouri. Daniel Gale, a physical education 9-12 major, is at Jefferson City High School; Alicia Kiso, an elementary and early education major, is at Blair Oaks Elementary, and Erika White Trail, an elementary education major, is at East Elementary School. In a  more

WWU Hosts Academic Service-Learning Fair
FULTON, Mo., Sept. 19 -- William Woods University issued the following news release: Various community agencies visited the William Woods University campus Thursday for the university's first Academic Service-Learning Fair. Representatives explained the mission and goals of their agencies and discussed possible collaboration efforts with students and faculty. Organizations that participated included Callaway County United Way, Central Missouri Community Action, Equestrian Special Olympi  more

WWU Names New IT Director
FULTON, Mo., Sept. 24 -- William Woods University issued the following news release: Michael Bland Jr., an experienced information technology (IT) manager and system administrator, has joined William Woods University as the IT director. Bland has worked at the universities of Arkansas and Missouri in the technology departments and as a system administrator at both institutions. Most recently, he worked at the University of Missouri-Columbia, where he served as head of the Library Techno  more

WWU Offers MBA, MBA/Accounting in Columbia
FULTON, Mo., July 28 -- William Woods University issued the following news release: William Woods University is offering a master of business administration (MBA) degree and an MBA with an accounting emphasis for Columbia area residents this fall. The programs will begin with an orientation at 10 a.m. Aug. 23 at the WWU campus in Columbia, 3100 Falling Leaf Court. Prospective students are encouraged to contact the university's Graduate & Adult Studies program prior to then, but walk-ins  more

WWU Plans Events to Promote One Read, 'The Whistling Season'
FULTON, Mo., Aug. 25 -- William Woods University issued the following news release: William Woods University faculty and staff have planned a number of activities during September in conjunction with the Daniel Boone Regional Library's One Read program. This year's book, chosen by a public vote, is Ivan Doig's "The Whistling Season." All events at WWU are free and open to the public. One Read, now in its seventh year, is a community-wide reading program that encourages adults of all ages t  more

WWU to Present Musical Comedy 'The Boy Friend'
FULTON, Mo., Sept. 26 -- William Woods University issued the following news release: William Woods University will open its theatre season Oct. 10 with production of the musical comedy, "The Boy Friend," by Sandy Wilson. The jazz age lives on in this romantic spoof set in the carefree world of the French Riviera in the Roaring 1920s. With its catchy tunes, period dances (including the Charleston) and winning sense of humor, "The Boy Friend" is a tongue-in-cheek romp. The cast includes f  more

WWU to Sponsor Victim Services Academy
FULTON, Mo., Aug. 20 -- William Woods University issued the following news release: More than 90 people involved in crime victim assistance are registered for the Missouri Victim Services Academy, to be held at the Lake of the Ozarks in late August. The Missouri Victim Services Academy is a state-wide, three-day victim advocate educational program designed and implemented by victim service professionals from across the state. The academy is sponsored by the Missouri Crime Victim Service  more

WYMAN SCHOLARS ENDOWMENT ESTABLISHES SCHOLARSHIP AT MISSOURI STATE UNIVERSITY
SPRINGFIELD, Mo., Dec. 23 -- Missouri State University issued the following news release: Wyman Center in St. Louis has established a new scholarship program at Missouri State University. The Wyman Scholars Endowment will assist graduates of Wyman programs who choose to attend Missouri State University. Two $5,000 scholarships, available for a total of four years each, are expected to be awarded for the 2009-10 academic year, with the possibility of more being funded in the future. In  more

'REMEMBERING THE REV. MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR. AND HIS LETTER FROM THE BIRMINGHAM JAIL' LECTURE APRIL 14
CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo., April 1 -- Southeast Missouri State University issued the following news release: The Rosemary Berkel and Harry L. Crisp II Southeast Missouri Regional Museum will sponsor a lecture entitled "Remembering the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and his Letter from the Birmingham Jail," April 14 from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. in the John and Betty Glenn Convocation Center at the Southeast Missouri State University River Campus. The presentation will be given by Dr. Debra Miles, an a  more

'THE QUILT LADY' CLOSES IN ON GOAL OF 1000 QUILTS FOR FOSTER CHILDREN
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo., Dec. 30 -- The Missouri Department of Social Services issued the following news release: Continuing the volunteer work she did for nine years in Oklahoma, an 85-year-old Jefferson City woman has made 987 quilts for foster children. Louise Parvin's goal is 1000 quilts. "I started making quilts when I was 10, and made a few through the years," Parvin said. "When I was living in Oklahoma, I saw an article in the local newspaper in 1992 about the needs of foster children.   more

A GREAT TOURIST DESTINATION
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo., Dec. 26 -- Gov. Matt Blunt, R-Mo., issued the following press release: For centuries, Americans and people from around the world have been visiting Missouri for its history, beauty and many attractions. They come to experience the urban excitement in St. Louis and Kansas City, our rustic beauty in the Ozarks, our natural wonders in state and national parks, our vibrant lakes, and our Missouri hospitality everywhere. And they are still coming today. Today's visitors com  more

Athletics/Activities Administration Program Offered in Earth City
FULTON, Mo., Aug. 28 -- William Woods University issued the following news release: William Woods University offers Earth City area residents the opportunity to pursue a master of education degree in athletics/activities administration while working full time. An orientation will be held at 5:30 p.m. Sept. 15 in Four Points by Sheraton, 3400 Rider Trail South, Earth City. Prospective students are encouraged to contact the university's Graduate & Adult Studies program prior to then, but   more

Athletics/Activities Administration Program Offered in Springfield
FULTON, Mo., Aug. 28 -- William Woods University issued the following news release: William Woods University offers Springfield area residents the opportunity to pursue a master of education degree in athletics/activities administration while working full time. An orientation will be held at 5:30 p.m. Oct. 1, in the Fine Arts Room of Immaculate Conception School, 3555 S. Fremont, Springfield. Prospective students are encouraged to contact the university's Graduate & Adult Studies progra  more

CARNAHAN SHUTS DOWN SHADY DEALINGS OF MISSOURI 'INVESTMENT CLUB'
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo., Dec. 30 -- The Missouri Secretary of State issued the following news release: Officials in the Securities Division of Secretary of State Robin Carnahan's Office issued a Cease and Desist Order against Gary Doss and his Mark VIII companies for not registering with the state of Missouri. The order states that a Missouri resident working for Doss and Michael Adamovich invested over $69,000 of her personal funds in a Mark VIII brokerage account. The investor never received  more

CRISP MUSEUM HOSTING BLACK HISTORY MONTH LECTURE ON FEB. 21
CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo., Feb. 7 -- Southeast Missouri State University issued the following news release: A lecture titled "Remembering the Road to Brown: Four Social Engineers in the Fight for Civil Rights" will be presented at 6:30 p.m. Feb. 21 in the Seminary Building Room 257 at Southeast Missouri State University's River Campus. This free lecture will be presented by Dr. Debra Miles who will discuss the use of Charles Hamilton Houston's strategy to end segregation in public education, whi  more

DEPARTMENT OF LABOR ANNOUNCES DISASTER UNEMPLOYMENT ASSISTANCE AVAILABLE IN FOUR ADDITIONAL MISSOURI COUNTIES
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo., Dec. 30 -- The Missouri Department of Labor and Industrial Relations issued the following news release: The Missouri Department of Labor and Industrial Relations announced President Bush approved the governor's request for disaster unemployment assistance. The federal disaster aid has been made available for Missourians who became unemployed due to the severe storms, flooding, and tornado that occurred during the period of Sept. 11-24, 2008. Requests for disaster unemploy  more

DEPARTMENT RELEASES LIST OF WELL DRILLING INDUSTRY CONTRACTORS WITHOUT PERMITS
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo., Dec. 29 -- The Missouri Department of Natural Resources issued the following news release: The Missouri Department of Natural Resources announced today several well drilling industry contractors no longer carry permits to perform work in Missouri. The contractors previously held a permit with the department to operate in Missouri as a contractor for water well, pump, heat pump or monitoring well installations. There are many possible reasons why the individuals li  more

FRIZZELL, CARNEAL HONORED WITH STATE HUMANITIES AWARD
MARYVILLE, Mo., Sept. 9 -- Northwest Missouri State University issued the following news release: Two Northwest scholars are being honored with Missouri's top award for achievement in the humanities. Northwest Director of Libraries Robert Frizzell has been chosen to receive the Missouri Humanities Council's Governor's Humanities Award for his book, "Independent Immigrants: A Settlement of Hanoverian Germans in Western Missouri." (University of Missouri Press, 2007). Professor Emeritus   more

FUNDS AVAILABLE FOR PROJECTS TO HELP LOW INCOME STUDENTS ATTEND COLLEGE
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo., Dec. 23 -- The Missouri Department of Higher Education issued the following news release: The Missouri Department of Higher Education is accepting applications for grants to fund projects that encourage low income students to attend college. A letter of intent to apply for the grant is due by Jan. 15, 2009. The College Access Challenge Grant Program was passed by Congress in 2007 as part of the omnibus College Cost Reduction and Access Act. The act awards grants to sta  more

JURY CONVICTS MISSOURI MAN FOR DRUG TRAFFICKING AND MONEY LAUNDERING CONSPIRACIES
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo., June 19 -- The U.S. Justice Department's Drug Enforcement Administration's St. Louis Field Office issued the following press release: John F. Wood, United States Attorney for the Western District of Missouri, announced today that a Rockport, Texas, man has been convicted by a federal jury for his role in drug-trafficking and money-laundering conspiracies responsible for transporting hundreds of pounds of marijuana, as well as cocaine, from Texas. David Elby Shafer, 48,  more

JURY CONVICTS MISSOURI MAN FOR DRUG TRAFFICKING AND MONEY LAUNDERING CONSPIRACIES
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo., June 19 -- The U.S. Justice Department's Drug Enforcement Administration's St. Louis Field Office issued the following press release: John F. Wood, United States Attorney for the Western District of Missouri, announced today that a Rockport, Texas, man has been convicted by a federal jury for his role in drug-trafficking and money-laundering conspiracies responsible for transporting hundreds of pounds of marijuana, as well as cocaine, from Texas. David Elby Shafer, 48,  more

LAY-OFFS, TUITION HIKES, LARGER CLASSES ARE LIKELY RESULTS OF POTENTIAL CUTS
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo., Dec. 22 -- The Missouri Department of Higher Education issued the following news release: The Missouri Department of Higher Education today summarized and forwarded to the General Assembly reports from the state's colleges and universities describing the impacts from possible cuts in state appropriations. The reports and summary can be found at http://www.dhe.mo.gov/institutioncuts.shtml The colleges and universities described scenarios including lay-offs, tuition inc  more

Missouri United Methodists Surpass Mozambique House-Building Goal
MASSACA, Mozambique, Aug. 6 -- The Habitat for Humanity International issued the following news release: Teams of volunteers from the Missouri Conference of The United Methodist Church and its Volunteers in Mission program have surpassed their goal of building 75 homes in partnership with Habitat for Humanity Mozambique in three years. Various teams--made up of a total of 40 to 50 people--have built 82 homes in Massaca and Chimoio since 2006. The final team dedicated 16 houses, which they  more

National Guard Chaplain Gary Gilmore to Speak at Commencement
BOLIVAR, Mo., July 11 -- Southwest Baptist University issued the following news release: Southwest Baptist University's summer commencement is scheduled for Friday, July 25, at 7:00 p.m. in the Jane and Ken Meyer Wellness Center on the main campus in Bolivar. The commencement address will be given by guest speaker Chaplain Gary D. Gilmore. Gilmore was born in Pipestone, Minn, but spent most of his early years in the Kansas City, Mo., area. Called to vocational ministry while in high scho  more

NORTHWEST HEADING UP AREA SMOKEBUSTERS CAMPAIGN
MARYVILLE, Mo., Nov. 12 -- Northwest Missouri State University issued the following news release: A state-funded initiative designed to educate young people about the hazards of tobacco use was recently expanded to include northwest Missouri and will be implemented through Northwest's Wellness Center. The University has received a $50,000 Project Smokebusters grant from the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services and will use the money to create student-led education efforts in   more

Open House for Expanded Jefferson City Location Planned by William Woods
FULTON, Mo., Aug. 6 -- William Woods University issued the following news release: Less than two years after William Woods University moved its Jefferson City campus to a new location, it is expanding again--this time in the same spot. WWU has taken over the entire building at 919 Wildwood Drive, doubling its square footage from 9,750 to 19,500. A dedication and open house will be held Aug. 21 at the site. The Ambassadors of the Jefferson City Chamber of Commerce will be on hand for a ribb  more

Psychology Department Honors Abound
FULTON, Mo., Nov. 25 -- Westminster College - Missouri issued the following news release: Westminster College psychology students and one alumni project have received recent recognitions. On Nov. 14, eleven Westminster psychology majors and four faculty members made their way to the Fourth Annual Missouri Undergraduate Psychology Conference at Northwest Missouri State University in Maryville, MO. Two teams presented research projects and both projects took second place awards. A pape  more

Social Responsibility Project Earns National Advisor Grant
FULTON, Mo., Nov. 3 -- Westminster College - Missouri issued the following news release: Dr. David Jones, Westminster Professor of Psychology, has been notified by the national Association of College Honor Societies (ACHS) that Westminster is the recipient of a grant from the Advisor Grant Program for the Westminster project "Social Responsibility: The Power of the Association of College Honor Societies to Make A Difference-A Chapter Leadership Program." The Westminster Alpha Chi academic   more

SOUTHEAST SMALL BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT CENTER CLIENT HONORED BY STATE LEGISLATURE
CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo., Feb. 5 -- Southeast Missouri State University issued the following news release: Cape Girardeau-based Technology and Networking, Inc., a client of the Small Business Development Center (SBDC) at Southeast Missouri State University, was recognized with a legislative resolution during ceremonies Jan. 30 at the state capitol in Jefferson City, Mo. The resolution was awarded during the annual Missouri Small Business Development Centers Client Showcase. The resolution ho  more

Specialized MBA Degrees Offered by William Woods University
FULTON, Mo., Sept. 4 -- William Woods University issued the following news release: In a continuing effort to meet the needs of working adults, William Woods University is offering Jefferson City area residents the opportunity to pursue a master of business administration (MBA) degree in one of four concentrations. MBA degrees with an emphasis in accounting, agribusiness, health management or human resources are available. The programs will begin with an orientation at 6 p.m. Sept. 17 at t  more

Spring Dean's List Released at William Woods University
FULTON, Mo., July 17 -- William Woods University issued the following news release: William Woods University has announced the names of students named to the Dean's List for academic accomplishments during the 2008 spring term. To be named to the Dean's List, a student must be full-time and have achieved a minimum 3.6 semester and cumulative grade point average on a 4.0 scale. William Woods University is an independent, professions-oriented, liberal arts-based institution serving the ed  more

STATE PRISON INMATE SENTENCED FOR WAL-MART THREAT
KANSAS CITY, Mo., Dec. 17 -- The U.S. Department of Justice's Federal Bureau of Investigation Kansas City Field Office issued the following press release: John F. Wood, United States Attorney for the Western District of Missouri, announced that a Missouri prison inmate was sentenced in federal court today for threatening to lace Wal-Mart food products with cyanide unless the store paid him $200,000. Hugh L. Riley, Jr., 35, an inmate at the Jefferson City Correctional Center, was sentenced   more

William Woods University Expands into Blue Springs
FULTON, Mo., Aug. 6 -- William Woods University issued the following news release: Founded in 1870, William Woods University expanded its mission in 1992 to address the need for adult-oriented undergraduate and graduate programs in Missouri. Now it is expanding into Blue Springs. While career advancement now demands constant learning, many professionals find that traditional classroom education is a poor fit for their unpredictable schedules that can already include long hours, work-relate  more

WWU Education Majors from Jefferson City Student Teaching
FULTON, Mo., Oct. 22 -- William Woods University issued the following news release: Four William Woods University students from Jefferson City are taking their specialties out in the field this semester by student teaching in mid-Missouri. Daniel Gale, a physical education 9-12 major, is at Jefferson City High School; Alicia Kiso, an elementary and early education major, is at Blair Oaks Elementary, and Erika White Trail, an elementary education major, is at East Elementary School. In a  more




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