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Southeast Missouri State University

Dan Woods sat down with Dr. Kenn Stilson, chairperson of the Conservatory of Theatre & Dance at Southeast Missouri State University to discuss the department's upcoming Extravaganza and the special 10th Anniversary production of "Big River."

Woods: First, tell our folks what the extravaganza is and what it does for your students.

Southeast Missouri State University

Dan Woods spoke with Southeast President Carlos Vargas on September 20, 2016. They discussed several topics including the new Rust Center for Media and about the freshman enrollment increase for the fall semester.

Dr. Vargas said that the university is very excited about the new Rust Center for Media and noted its special significance for the Rust family. He noted, "It was the result of the efforts that Gary and Wendy's sons have put in motion to try to honor their father."

Going Public: Jackson R-2 School District Implements Random Drug Testing

Sep 13, 2016
Courtesy of John Link

Random drug testing is starting to catch wind in school districts across the country. And one of them is the Jackson R-2 school district. The new policy is directed towards students involved in extracurricular activities. KRCU's Marissanne Lewis-Thompson spoke with Jackson R-2 school district superintendent Dr. John Link.

Lewis-Thompson: Recently, you all implemented the random drug testing policy in the Jackson R-2 school district. Why now?

Going Public: SEMO Offers Reading Program for Local Youth

Sep 2, 2016
Marissanne Lewis-Thompson/KRCU

Reading can be a challenge at any age. With the school year in full swing, many parents are trying to find programs to help their children improve their reading skills. Read to Succeed Plus Reading Academy, a program at Southeast Missouri State University is doing just that. KRCU's Marissanne Lewis-Thompson spoke with two of the programs facilitators Dr. Debra Porter and Dr. Dixie McCollum from the department of Elementary, Early and Special Education.

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Sep 2, 2016

Today on KRCU’s Going Public, we’re talking all things literacy with my guests Dr. Debra Porter and Dr. Dixie McCollum from the department of Elementary, Early and Special Education. We’ll talk about the Read to Succeed Plus Reading Academy through the university and how it’s improved the reading skills of kids in the community. We’ll also hear from Missouri House Representative Kathy Swan discussing her dyslexia legislation, which took effect this week.

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