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Student Activities and Events

2016-2017 Catapult Speakers Series

Fall 2016 Guest Artists and Entrepreneurs

Dak Kopec
Interior Design
October 12-14, 2016 | Catapult Creative House

Director of the Boston Architectural College Design for HUman Health Program; nationally known expert on design for human health and author of four textbooks.

Thursday, Oct 13: Presentation is from 2-3pm; design charrette is from 3-5pm; reception is from 5-6:30pm
Hosted by the Interior Design program faculty.

Chyi-lyi (Kathleen) Liang
Community EntrepreneurshipOctober 31-November 2 | Greene Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship and Catapult Creative House

Kellogg Distingquished Professor of Sustainable Agriculture and Community Food Systems and Director, Center for the Environmental Farming Systems, North Carolina A&T State University.

Presentations on community entrepreneurship, including a common hour presentation on Wednesday, Nov. 2 in Glenn Auditorium, Noon-1:15pm.
Hosted by Judy Wiles.

Matthew Hopson-Walker
November 3-5 | Catapult Press

Assistant Professor in Printmaking and foundations, University of South Alabama.

Thursday, Nov 3, 6-7:15pm, Artist Talk and poster pre-sale
Friday, Nov 4, 10am-12:30pm, interactive demonstration on letterpress - 4 color process relief prints and 5-9pm, First Friday pop-up print exhibition and sale.
Hosted by Hanna Sanders.

Gary Kellmann
Global Entrepreneurship Week
November 14-16 | Greene Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship and Catapult Creative House

Managing Partner, KDK Technology Ltd.; Vice President, Genos TV Corp.; President Inventors Association of St. Louis. Developed and sold consumer product ideas while attending Southeast Missouri State University. After graduating, his first big hit was in the health and beauty aids category where he landed repeat orders with Wal-Mart stores and specialty chains. He has extensive understanding of Asian cultures, manufacturing/supply chain processes, and winning experiences in taking new products to the marketplace.

Presentations, including a common hour event on Wednesday, Nov 16, Noon-1:15pm in Academic Hall Auditorium.
Hosted by Judy Wiles.

Other Activities and Events at Catapult

First Friday with the Arts

Catapult Creative House is among the outstanding Discover ART venues that are opn 5pm-9pm the first Friday of every month. Visit Catapult to view exhibits highlighting the creativity, innovation and entrepreneurial spirit of the University's students.
Mark your calendar:

  • October 7, 2016
  • November 4, 2016
  • December 2, 2016
  • January 6, 2017
  • February 3, 2017
  • March 3, 2017
  • April 7, 2017
  • May 5, 2017

Catapult Gallery Exhibits
Faulkner Conference Exibition:
Oct 7 - Oct 27

Hosted by Chris Regler, Hannah Sanders, and Chris Wubbena

Joshua Newth Exhibition
Nov 4 - Jan 26

Hosted by Joshua Newth and Justin Miller

Mask Making Workshop
Saturday, Oct 29, 11am-1pm

Fun introduction to relief printing with a mask-making workshop for ages 8 and up. Charge of $8/person covers all supplies for printing and decorating your own mask. Limited space available, so reservatsion sbould be made early. Taught by Hannah Sanders

Catapult Homecoming Funfests
Oct 31 and Nov 2, 2-4pm

Hospitality management students will provide interactive demonstrations, guided tours, coffee tasting, appetizers and prizes. Hosted by Nick Johnston.


Dempster Hall of Business, Room 241
One University Plaza, MS 5875
Cape Girardeau, Missouri 63701