Fall 2017, Top Stories |
October 20, 2017

The Grind

Nurse, Mentor, Entertainer, Manager, Mediator, Coach, Cheerleader. Being a teacher in today’s society means much more than textbooks and tests.   by April Schoen When we were in elementary school, we already had a lot on our minds. Who we were going to sit with at lunch and play with at recess. What games we would play or TV shows we would watch as soon as we got off the bus at the end of the day. How we were going to tell our parents about our grade on yesterday’s spelling test…......

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Banned
Fall 2017, Top Stories |
October 20, 2017

Banned

story by Rachel Holdmeyer / photography by Jeganaath Mudaliar   In light of the new university policy banning all tobacco on campus this fall, I sat down with Dr. Frank Nickell, associate director of the State Historical Society of Missouri and former professor, to investigate the bans in our past and the context behind them. I soon learned Beaumont wasn’t the only place needing to cut footloose, and no man could hold back the force that was the 1960s. 1920s The 1920s were roaring with lively beats and fresh perspective following World......

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Alumnus Dreams of Launching Orphanages in Developing Nations

by Ann Hayes Southeast Missouri State University alumnus and former football player Kweku Arkorful has transferred his energies on the gridiron to serving the needs of orphans overseas. Arkorful recently returned from Manzini, Swaziland, where he was part of a church group that shared their faith and helped serve the village’s material needs. “I’m driven by always doing more,” says Arkorful, a native of Ghana Africa, who grew up in the Chicago area. “How can I help out and how can I be a part of a bigger picture than myself?” The......

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Pages We're Turning

by James Brubaker James Brubaker is publisher of the Southeast Missouri State University Press which serves as a first-rate publisher and as a laboratory for students interested in literary publishing. One of our press’s recent books is a lovely collection of poems by Brad Aaron Modlin, titled Everyone At this Party Has Two Names. The book is the most recent winner of the Cowles Poetry Prize, an annual contest of the University Press. The contest’s submission window closes on April 1 of every year. Modlin’s winning entry was selected by Dr. Susan......

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Caroline Kahler Compelled to Make, A Retrospective of Work from 1980-2017

Caroline Kahler Compelled to Make, A Retrospective of Work from 1980-2017 Crisp Museum story by April Schoen As Caroline Kahler, professor of art and chair of the Department of Art, plans to retire, she and the Crisp Museum present a farewell exhibition of works spanning 37 years of artmaking. Compelled to Make, A Retrospective of Work from 1980-2017 opens November 3, 2017 and concludes January 28, 2018. Rhonda Weller-Stilson, professor of theatre, associate dean of the College of Liberal Arts and director of the Holland School of Visual and Performing Arts, highlights......

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