Regents Approve Feasibility Of River Campus Expansion

Oct 20, 2012
Southeast Missouri State University's River Campus.
Southeast Missouri State University

The Southeast Missouri State University Board of Regents on Friday gave the university approval to come up with a final design for a new River Campus building.

The structure will include both residential and academic space. Preliminary plans call for a four story structure, but that could change. 

The bottom floor will feature space for music and dance, as well as a dining facility. The top three floors will hold apartment-style living spaces with 160 beds.

Southeast Campus Construction On Schedule

Oct 16, 2012
This is an inside look of Academic's dome during construction. The photo was taken on a tour earlier this summer.
Samantha Powers / KRCU

Southeast Missouri State University’s campus is still under construction in different areas on campus. And the construction is still on schedule.

The construction includes renovations to Magill Hall and Academic Hall. A new residence hall is also being built, and the Scully building is expected to open a Subway sometime this spring.

According to Southeast’s Kathy Mangels, all of the projects are currently within budget.

Cape Girardeau Honors Educators of the Year

Oct 16, 2012
The four honorees received the prestigious Crystal Apple Award / KRCU

The Cape Girardeau Area Chamber of Commerce Education Committee honored their 2012 Educators of the Year this Tuesday.

Four outstanding educators, ranging from elementary to university level, were recognized.

Stacy Stapleton, a third grade teacher at Jefferson Elementary, was among the honorees.  She says it is nice to see the community recognize educators for all of their hard work.

Stapleton says for her, teaching is a passion.

With more job opportunities, Southeast’s Cyber Security program expands, and now has sixty-five students.
Southeast Missouri State University / KRCU

The job market for cyber security experts continues to grow, and so does Southeast Missouri State University’s program in this field.

National Banned Book Week celebrates the right to choose your own censorship on books.
Fliokr[DML East Branch] / KRCU

The Cape Girardeau Public Library is fighting censorship through the thirtieth annual national Banned Book Week, sponsored by the American Library Association.

To celebrate Banned Book Week the library created a display of banned books, which include Harper Lee’s “To Kill a Mockingbird,” Mark Twain’s “The Adventures of Tom Sawyer,” and Daniel Keyes “Flowers for Algernon.” Books are switched periodically throughout the week to showcase different banned books.

The library’s Paula Featherston says that the purpose of Banned Book Week is to promote freedom to read.