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Millennials have a dog in the net neutrality fight. They just don't know it yet. (12/18/14)
The debate over so-called "net neutrality" legislation captured national attention in recent weeks, but not the attention of local young adults. As some of the most voracious consumers of online content, millennials are likely to be the demographic most affected by any possible action. However it seems that a large portion of the conversation has gone on without them...
Who's Next 12/18/14 (12/18/14)
Abigail Breite and Emily Cieslewicz, both of Cape Girardeau, and Natalie Schlimpert of Altenburg, Missouri, have been awarded scholarships to attend Southeast Missouri State University for the 2015-2016 academic year. -- From staff reports...
Hooked on Science: Popping Christmas ornament (12/18/14)
Looking for a way to add a little science to the Christmas tree this year? Find out how to pop popcorn inside a clear glass ornament. n Transparent glass ball ornament n Popcorn kernels n Brown paper bag STEP 1: Remove the metal catch and hook. Place about 2 teaspoons of popcorn kernels into the transparent glass ball ornament...
The D'oh of Homer: Professors employ TV's 'Simpsons' (12/18/14)
HEMPSTEAD, N.Y. -- Bart and Lisa Simpson have been in elementary school for 25 years. But that hasn't stopped them from showing up on college campuses. Universities across the country are using satirical references from "The Simpsons" to grab students' attention and convey lessons in literature and all manner of popular culture...
Missouri's education department has a new leader (12/17/14)
Missouri's education department has a new leader JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) -- A new Missouri education commissioner has been chosen to replace a leader who faced frequent criticism while dealing with struggling districts. The Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education announced today that the State Board of Education has promoted deputy commissioner Margaret Vandeven to the role of education commissioner. ...
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University advances plan to develop Greek Village site (12/19/14)
An idea that's floated around Southeast Missouri State University for years -- to create a housing option specifically for Greek students -- came much closer to reality with a vote of the board of regents Thursday. The board approved seeking design services for the long-talked-about Greek Village, which could begin to take form, at least in terms of planning, as early as March...
Regents OK renovations, new credit-card fees (12/19/14)
During Thursday's board of regents meeting at Southeast Missouri State University, it approved renovations to several campus buildings, new policies pertaining to complaints of sexual misconduct and to charging new fees for credit-card payments. The lengthy agenda, encompassing Thursday and today, is necessary for the board as it looks to work with university president Kenneth Dobbins before his retirement in June...
Southeast packs agenda with two days of meetings (12/18/14)
Members of Southeast Missouri State University's board of regents have their work cut out for them this week when they'll tackle a two-day agenda of issues ranging from a branding initiative to a draft of a strategic plan. Multiple items await the board during four open meetings today and Friday at Academic Hall, and several members have expressed a desire to work on them with the soon-to-retire university president, Kenneth Dobbins...
The D'oh of Homer: Professors employ TV's 'Simpsons' (12/18/14)
HEMPSTEAD, N.Y. -- Bart and Lisa Simpson have been in elementary school for 25 years. But that hasn't stopped them from showing up on college campuses. Universities across the country are using satirical references from "The Simpsons" to grab students' attention and convey lessons in literature and all manner of popular culture...
Former Southeast professor given award by Germany (12/16/14)
For one Southeast Missouri State University professor, retiring does not mean slowing down. Dr. Dieter Jedan served as chairman of the Department of Global Cultures and Languages for 20 years until his retirement in July 2013. Since then he's become a volunteer for the Red Cross, remains active in the Rotary Club of Cape Girardeau, the Elks Lodge Fraternal Organization and is continually raising money for the Lutheran Heritage Center and Museum in Altenburg, Missouri. ...
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Kelso Supply Holiday Classic semifinal round

Saxony Lutheran defeated Notre Dame 60-20, Jackson defeated Sikeston 59-36 during the semifinal round of the Kelso Supply Holiday Classic Thursday, Dec. 18, 2014 at the Show Me Center.

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Education stories from AP
  • University of Iowa defends suing worker's transfer
    IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) -- University of Iowa officials are defending their decision to reassign an employee who is suing over claims that she suffered employment discrimination because of her conservative views.
  • Musical of 'School of Rock' heading to Broadway
    NEW YORK (AP) -- Rockers, rejoice: The Broadway musical "Rock of Ages" may be going, but get ready for "The School of Rock."
  • Correction: Exchange Student Shot story
    MISSOULA, Mont. (AP) -- In a story Dec. 18 about a Montana man convicted in the shooting death of a German teenager, The Associated Press reported erroneously the position of George Zimmerman, acquitted in the death of Trayvon Martin. Zimmerman was a neighborhood watch volunteer, not a security guard.
  • Slain German teen's parents testify about ordeal
    MISSOULA, Mont. (AP) -- The parents of a German exchange student who was shot to death by a Montana man while trespassing in his garage told a judge Thursday their dreams are broken.
  • No-confidence for UAB head over football scuttling
    BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) -- Faculty members at the University of Alabama at Birmingham have drafted a no-confidence resolution against the president following his decision to drop the school's football program despite it finishing with its best record in years.