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Three Scott City students win handwriting contest
The Scott City School Board on Wednesday recognized three students for being state grade-level winners in the Zaner-Bloser National Handwriting Contest. The students, first-grader Houston Griffaw, second-grader Lilyan Landis and third-grader Logan Schiwitz, received medals and framed pictures of their entries...
Hooked on Science: Glow Slime
* 1/4 cup liquid starch n 1/4 cup Elmer's glue n 2 tablespoons glow-in-the-dark pigment n 1 bowl STEP 1: Mix the liquid starch and glow-in-the-dark-pigment in a bowl. Add the Elmer's glue and continue to mix. STEP 2: Remove the glow slime from the bowl, continue to mix the slime with your hands...
Cape school district begins improvement projects in wake of bond issue
Renovation projects at the Cape Girardeau School District are underway as officials plan and organize districtwide improvements funded by a $20 million bond issue approved by voters in April. "We've been meeting every week as a design team and going through project schedules," said Neil Glass, assistant superintendent of administrative services. ...
Jackson chamber honors educators of the year
Jackson High School teacher Becky Bockelman wasn't sure she would make a good teacher. Now, after teaching for 18 years, she has received one of the five Jackson Area Chamber of Commerce Educator of the Year awards. After graduating from college, she traveled to Slovakia for a year as a missionary and taught English as a second language. From there, she continued her career and has only become more confident in her skills, and her peers have noticed...
Scott City to celebrate completion of storm shelter, arts center
The Scott City School District on Wednesday will celebrate the completion of its new storm shelter that also serves as a visual and performing arts center. A ribbon-cutting ceremony is set for 6 p.m. and will be followed by a tour through the art gallery and theater. The high school drama club also will perform a short preview of a play...
Higher education news
Ceremony honors new Southeast graduates, outgoing president
A cheer erupted as Southeast Missouri State University president Kenneth Dobbins welcomed its graduating class at spring commencement ceremonies Saturday. This year's commencement again broke a record for the largest graduating class. A total of 1,390 students graduated this spring, with 1,113 undergraduates and 277 master's and specialist students...
Dobbins says goodbye at gala
Diane Wood presents Kenneth Dobbins, the retiring 17th president of Southeast Missouri State University, with an honorary membership in the Faculty Senate that was passed in its 49th session, during a Celebration Gala for Dobbins and his wife, Jeanine Larson Dobbins, on Friday night in the Bedell Performance Hall at the River Campus. Dobbins was appointed president in 1999 and will serve until June 30. (Fred Lynch)...
3-D printing, scanning workshops to be next week
NovaCopy and the Missouri Innovation Corp. at Southeast Missouri State University will host a series of free 3-D printing and scanning workshops Tuesday and Wednesday. The workshops will feature demonstrations of the latest 3-D technologies, discussion of trends and applications and opportunities for business owners and entrepreneurs to learn how they might incorporate such technologies into their businesses, according to a news release from the university...
Teen to participate in agribusiness workshop
Brynn Myers, a student at Oak Ridge High School, is among an elite group of young people from around the state who will travel to St. Louis in June as members of the 2015 class of the Missouri Agribusiness Academy. Sarah Alsager, public information officer for the Missouri Department of Agriculture, said the organization receives about 200 applications for spots in the program annually...
Southeast student will promote ag education
When Rylyn Small began his freshman year of high school, he hid in the back of the classroom to avoid speaking to others. But his agriculture teacher helped Small break out of his comfort zone and discover a passion for agriculture. Now, a sophomore at Southeast Missouri State University, Small is among 12 future agriculture teachers who will spend the next year promoting agricultural education to thousands of students as a National Teach Ag Ambassador...
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