Education

Education

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Southeast Missouri State University held a ribbon-cutting and open house event for their newly opened International Village on Wednesday, Apr. 17.

Located at 1025 North Sprigg Street, the small campus once housed Cottonwood Residential Treatment Center, but now provides a ‘home away from home’ for international students and services. The project received initial approval in the university’s budget at the December Board of Regents meeting in 2017.

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House Bill 575 has gotten plenty of attention because it would allow the concealed carrying of guns at previously banned places like college campuses.

What’s gone largely unnoticed is that the bill would also have a major impact on how universities fund their student health centers. Students whose families already pay for health insurance would be able to opt out of the fees that fund those centers.

The representative recommending the change says it’s not fair to charge families twice for healthcare.

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Cape County voters on Tuesday passed a $12 million school bond issue aimed at financing several improvements across the Cape Girardeau Public School District.

Under Missouri law, the ballot issue needed a 57.14% approval rate to pass. Proposition Y, 'YESchools' as it came to be known, passed with a 61.84% approval: 2,207 to 1,362.

Boy Scouts of America

The local chapter of Boy Scouts of America is hosting a sign-up event tonight for girls interested in joining the organization.

In February, Scouts BSA made the decision to allow girls to participate in the program, formerly known as the Boy Scout Program.

District executive Ashley Metelski says they’ve already heard from several girls who are ‘very interested’ in starting Scouts BSA.

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An American Sign Language (ASL) class is returning to the schedule of adult programs at the Cape Girardeau Public Library.

Program coordinator Whitney Vandeven says ASL Basics and ASL 1.5 will not certify you to be an interpreter, but they will allow you to more easily converse with friends and family who are deaf or hard of hearing.

“We want all people to be included in the conversation, whether that’s in the workplace or in the neighborhood,” says Vandeven. “They deserve to have a voice, even if that voice is with their hands.”

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