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11:47 am
Mon March 2, 2015

Power of Women Luncheon Inspires Students

Power of Women

The fourth annual Power of Women luncheon and expo will be held on Wednesday, March 11 in the Show Me Center. The event works to connect female Southeast students with professional women in the community.

An expo, featuring local businesses, community groups and various campus organizations, will be held from 10:30 to 11:45 a.m., followed by a luncheon. The event is sponsored by the Southeast Missouri State University Foundation, Southeast's Department of Athletics and Student Government.

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Education
2:46 pm
Wed February 25, 2015

River Campus Building To Be Named After Ken & Jeanine Dobbins

A dedication ceremony of the Kenneth and Jeanine Dobbins River Campus Center will be held on Feb. 27.
Sean Burke The Arrow

It’s difficult to find a fitting 16-year thank you.

That’s what Southeast Missouri State University Student Government Association President Caleb Cockrill said was the case with retiring university president President Dr. Kenneth W. Dobbins.

Even so, on Dec. 22 of last year, the Board of Regents announced the River Campus Center would be renamed in honor of Dobbins and his wife, Jeanine Larson Dobbins. A dedication is set for this Friday to formally recognize the couple. 

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Community
1:55 pm
Wed February 25, 2015

Cape Girardeau Earns Flood Prevention Award

City of Cape Girardeau

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ St. Louis District presented a certificate of appreciation to the City of Cape Girardeau Flood Protection Systems on Feb. 24.

Mike Petersen, chief of public affairs for the Corp’s St. Louis District, said the city of Cape Girardeau regularly examines the levees between floods, and that set the distinguished the city. He said the added information gives the Army Corps a better picture of how the levee will respond to a flood and what projects are needed.

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Community
1:45 pm
Wed February 25, 2015

United Way, Community Caring Council Distribute Needs Survey

The United Way of Southeast Missouri and the Community Caring Council sent out a community needs assessment by email to Cape Girardeau County residents as of Feb. 16. 

The two organizations partnered back in 2005 for a similar assessment, and now, ten years later, are conducting it again.

The survey samples 2,500 households to determine what components of the community are working well and where there is room for improvement.

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Animals
11:48 am
Wed February 25, 2015

Old Christmas Trees, Brush Piles Make Great Cover For Wildlife In The Cold

Missouri Department of Conservation

Winter weather brings a harsh living environment for wildlife.

People can do a few little things to provide protection and a more comfortable environment for wildlife when temperature plummet below freezing. 

AJ Hendershott, supervisor for the Southeast Regional Office of the Missouri Department of Conservation, said animals have four basic needs: food, water, cover and space. In the winter season, he said cover is especially key to an animal’s survival.

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