- Feds ask judge to impose $6.5 million punishment for Cape surgeon (12/7/17)9
- Light and music show: Jackson family goes high-tech with Christmas display (12/11/17)
- Former Wimpy's Drive-In owner Freeman Lewis dies (12/9/17)2
- Makeover at the movies: Transformation complete inside Cape theater (12/8/17)4
- Jury convicts Scott City man who confessed to murder; girlfriend's testimony corroborates confession (12/9/17)
- Sugarfire Cape barbecue restaurant to open June 2018 (12/7/17)
- Pedestrian struck on Broadway (12/11/17)4
- Two Cape County residents, including former Jackson police officer, face burglary charges in Colorado (12/12/17)
- Wind brings down Wendy's sign in Cape Girardeau (12/11/17)2
- Harbor Freight Tools plans to move ahead with Cape Girardeau store (12/5/17)2
Learning and doing
Having a university in Cape Girardeau offers many programs and activities of interest to the public, but some are better known than others. One program at Southeast Missouri State University that deserves to be in the spotlight is the Center for Environmental Analysis. The center, under the direction of Dr. John Kraemer, gives students opportunities to "participate in real-world activities."
The center's projects include groundwater and surface-water testing, improving pediatric asthma care, detecting methamphetamine exposure, mold studies and locating graves using ground-penetrating radar.
The center is self-supporting, generating about $100,000 each year.
The 15 to 20 students who are involved with the center have a great opportunity to learn while doing — something that will appeal to future employers.