- Cape man gets 8 years for robbery, his first offense (12/7/16)9
- 3 students in custody for violent threat; no details released (12/9/16)15
- Abuse suspect tries to take cop's gun; officer zaps him with Taser and punches his face (12/7/16)3
- Group seeks to create a neighborhood park on Cape Girardeau's south side (12/7/16)14
- Man sentenced to 103 years for murder of Cape woman (12/6/16)4
- Cape may allow residents to keep chickens; residents at meeting push for measure (12/6/16)34
- Poplar Bluff man accused of enticement, child porn in Scott County sting operation (12/4/16)
- Burglary suspect apprehended inside Jackson garage (12/4/16)
- Company to start recruiting businesses to Jackson, Cape (12/9/16)15
- 13 venues, 60 sponsors participating in Happy Slapowitz's Toy Bash on Thursday (12/7/16)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.