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Search begins for next provost at SEMO
A search committee has formed at Southeast Missouri State University as officials look to hire the next provost there. Provost William Eddleman announced April 8 that he plans to step down as the university's chief academic officer effective June 1 and return to the faculty until Jan. 1, when he will retire from Southeast...
Infighting splits panel for Missouri Common Core goals
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- A panel of Missouri teachers and parents tasked with reviewing the state's education standards is so divided, members told the State Board of Education on Monday they have split into two groups. At issue are the goals for what K-12 children should learn in each grade. ...
Online bullying reporting system deemed success by Cape district officials
Counselors in the Cape Girardeau School District say the district's anonymous, online bullying reporting system has exceeded their expectations. Created by Central Junior High School counselors Ed Draper and Julie Janzow, the reporting system was first implemented at the junior high last fall before becoming districtwide in February...
KU students turn blighted Airstream into mobile classroom
LAWRENCE, Kan. -- University of Kansas architecture students have transformed a blighted camping vehicle into a classroom on wheels. The renovated 1972 Airstream Sovereign Land Yacht is called the KU Mobile Collaboratory, the Lawrence Journal-World reported. It features storage carts that can be pulled out and unfolded into tables, benches that double as storage and countertops that fold down to hold displays or up for space...
Opt-out movement accelerates amid Common Core testing
ATLANTA -- Thousands of students are opting out of new standardized tests aligned to the Common Core standards, defying the latest attempt by states to improve academic performance. This "opt-out" movement remains scattered but is growing fast in some parts of the country. ...
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Visiting Chinese scholar's calligraphy artwork to be on display
Hongji Yue, a Chinese visiting scholar in the Department of History at Southeast Missouri State University, will have an exhibition of his calligraphy artwork on display. The exhibit will be Saturday through May 15 in the first-floor hallway gallery of the Kenneth and Jeanine Dobbins River Campus Center, according to a university news release...
Southeast professor given Governor's Award
Kenneth Stilson, professor of acting, directing and musical theater and chairman of the Department of Theatre & Dance at Southeast Missouri State University, was honored with the Governor's Award for Excellence in Education this month at Lincoln University in Jefferson City...
Southeast students get involved in university's rebranding
As part of the launch of Southeast Missouri State University's rebranding campaign Monday, students at the University Center were given a marker and asked to write on a wall their answer to: What do you have the will to do? By the afternoon, the wall was filled with students' responses, including, "Live life to the fullest," "Be a voice for LGBT students in the present and future," "Help those who can't help themselves" and "Graduate."...
Ressel elected chairman of Three Rivers board
Ben Ressel, a former Raider basketball player, has been elected the new chairman of the Three Rivers College board Wednesday. He replaces Randy Grassham of Van Buren, Missouri, who served as chairman during the past year. "When I graduated in 1997, I did not think I would be working in Poplar Bluff or be chairman of the college board," Ressel said after the meeting. "Randy has done a really good job. I have some big shoes to fill."...
Organizations urge university to protect Jewish students
COLUMBIA, Mo. -- Sixteen national organizations are asking the University of Missouri to ensure the safety of Jewish students after anti-Semitic messages were found last week. The organizations sent a letter to Chancellor R. Bowen Loftin on Thursday about graffiti found at the Mark Twain Residence Hall. Several students stated in the letter that they no longer felt safe on campus because of the hate message...
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