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  • Drone Takes Flight at Barton Agriculture Research Center

    Fri, 25 Jul 2014

    drone flyingCAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo., July 25, 2014 – Research capabilities in the Department of Agriculture at Southeast Missouri State University are on an advanced path thanks to the addition of a new high tech tool – an unmanned aerial vehicle or “drone” – designed to enhance student learning.

    “Emerging technology is critical to farm profitability and increasing the quantity and quality of agriculture products,” said Dr. Mike Aide, chair of the Department of Agriculture.

    Aide and Dr. Indi Braden, associate professor of agriculture, were trained on operating the drone Wednesday at the David M. Barton Agriculture Research Center. Brandon Copeland and Bryan Mainord, representatives with MRM-Ag Services of East Prairie, Mo., assisted in calibrating the new device and demonstrating the drone’s capabilities. Four Southeast students participated in the training, as well....

  • Sigma Phi Epsilon Alumni Association Scholarship Established

    Wed, 23 Jul 2014

    Kbuilding News ReleaseCAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo., July 22, 2014 – The Sigma Phi Epsilon Alumni Association Scholarship has been established through the Southeast Missouri University Foundation.

    Members of the Sigma Phi Epsilon Alumni Association made gifts of over $10,000 to establish the award. Their gifts will be matched with an additional $10,000 through a University matching gift program.

    The matching gift program is part of the Honoring Tradition – Inspiring Success Comprehensive Campaign through the Southeast Missouri University Foundation. This program allowed donors to make a minimum commitment of $5,000 to a maximum commitment of $10,000 through donation or pledge by March 1, 2014, that qualified for a $1-for-$1 match. The goal of the Campaign is to raise $40 million for student scholarships, academic programs and renovations that benefit students both today and tomorrow....

  • Camp Redhawk a Resounding Success in First Year

    Wed, 23 Jul 2014

    high ropes courseCAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo., July 23, 2014 – Aubrey Darnell of Miamisburg, Ohio, is about four weeks out from traveling to Cape Girardeau for the start of her freshman year at Southeast Missouri State University, but her experience at Camp Redhawk last week has already jumpstarted her college career.

    “My favorite part of camp was going up inside the dome and signing my name,” Darnell said, referencing the personal tour the group of new freshmen received of the Academic Hall dome. “I really enjoyed the tour of the River Campus and the sports locker rooms too. I feel like all these things are things that not only other incoming freshman, but all other Southeast students may never get to experience or do. This kind of connected us and gave us all a little school spirit and pride. Our names being on the inside of the dome everybody in Cape sees and having stepped foot in those locker rooms made it really start to feel like our school.”...

  • Biology Professor Monitoring New Mosquito Borne Virus

    Wed, 23 Jul 2014

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    St. Louis County Vector Control Continuing Efforts Starting Aug. 1

    CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo., July 23, 2014 – Dr. Christina Frazier has dedicated her career to what goes buzz in the night, working to protect thousands of Missourians from those summertime pests — mosquitoes.

    This summer began no differently than the past 35 years. She’s already tested 1,500 pools of 50 vector mosquitoes each from St. Louis County in Southeast Missouri State University’s Arbovirus Lab. Frazier tests the pools to determine if they include mosquitoes carrying West Nile Virus. About 12 of those pools have tested positive for West NileVirus, she said....

  • MHC Awards Grant to Help Print ‘Thunder in Arcadia Valley: The Battle of Pilot Knob’

    Tue, 22 Jul 2014

    Mo. Humanities Council logoCAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo., July 22, 2014 — The Missouri Humanities Council has awarded a $2,500 grant to Southeast Missouri State University Press to support the printing of “Thunder in Arcadia Valley: The Battle of Pilot Knob,” available at the end of September. The release coincides with the Sesquicentennial of the battle at Pilot Knob’s Fort Davidson.

    The first edition of the book was written by Bryce Suderow—historian, winner of the Douglas Southall Freeman Award, and author of four books— as his Southeast master’s degree in history thesis. Originally entitled “Thunder in Arcadia Valley: Price’s Defeat, September 27, 1864,” the book was published in 1986 by Southeast’s Center for Regional History....

  • Students Awarded Degrees at Spring Commencement

    Wed, 16 Jul 2014

    2014_stu_GraduationCAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo., July 16, 2014 – One thousand three hundred forty-eight students participated in spring commencement ceremonies May 17 at Southeast Missouri State University. Of them, 1,110 students completed their degrees at the end of the spring semester. An additional 210 participating in the ceremony are scheduled to complete their degrees at the conclusion of the summer semester.

    To view the list of undergraduates earning degrees at the end of the spring semester, visit http://semo.edu/pdf/UndergraduateDegrees2014.pdf#sthash.YMHmwro6.dpuf....

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