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Anthology released on Veterans Day RACHEL WEATHERFORD MANAGING EDITOR

Levi Bollinger, a graduate student at Southeast Missouri State University, and other veterans contributed to an anthology released on Veterans Day called “Proud to Be: Writing by American Warriors.” Bollinger said Dr. Susan Swartwout, publisher of the anthology and a professor at Southeast, approached him in the spring about contributing to the collection. Bollinger wrote three poems that were published in the anthology, “Distant Seitz,” “Blind” and “SPC Browning Speaks.” “I do enjoy writing, but I never can tell how others are going to see something I’ve written,” Bollinger said. He attended a reading on Nov. 27 at the Focal Point in St. Louis, where he read his poetry aloud to an audience. “Overwhelmingly, they are thrilled with the book and excited to be part of the project,” Swartwout said. Veterans from all areas of the country who contributed to the collection also attended the reading event. They read to a crowd that had standing room only. “It’s been a fascinating experience, and I’m thankful to have this opportunity to participate in the project,” Bollinger said. Bollinger served in the Army Reserve and spent a year at the Baghdad International Airport and the surrounding area. “I have taken a new interest in writing about the war since Dr. Swartwout mentioned the anthology to me last spring,” Bollinger said. He also is writing a series of short stories that he wishes to turn into a book about soldiers’ experiences in the war, framed by a narrator — a soldier. The work was the first anthology published through a collaboration

BRIEFS Safety Report 2011 safety report released According to Southeast’s annual safety report, Southeast is the safest campus in Missouri. There was one reported rape and one reported aggravated assault on campus. There was also one reported instance of arson. There were no reported robberies and four reported burglaries. Robbery is theft by assault or violence. Burglary is when someone breaks into private property and steals. There were seven recorded incidents of larceny of items under $500 and 32 incidents involving items over $500. Larceny is a form of theft that is non-violent and does not involve breaking into private property. Read the story at

State Inspections Elevators may be closed in December and January

Dr. Susan Swartwout, back, advises Katie Markey, middle, and Amanda Meyer, front, on Friday at the University Press. Photo by Nathan Hamilton between the Southeast Missouri State University Press, Missouri Humanities Council and Warrior Arts Alliance. Plans are to release an anthology every year on Veterans Day. There also are plans in the near future to publish novels relating to the military, Swartwout said. Geoff Giglierano, the executive director of the Missouri Humanities Council, and Deborah Marshall, the executive director of the Warriors Arts Alliance, approached Swartwout about editing the anthology. “I said ‘Yes, as long as our university press got to publish it,’” Swartwout said. Veterans who are interested in being published in the anthology have until Aug. 1 to submit pieces. Swartwout said next year’s submissions will include the genre of interview. Non-writer veterans who want their stories told can be interviewed by a writer, either a veteran or a non-veteran, who will then submit the interview for possible publication. “As Geoff Giglierano says, this writing represents not only the history

of the writers but of us all, as a nation,” Swartwout said. Jeremy McBroom, the director of the Office of Military and Veterans Services at Southeast, said that by publishing the book, members of the military both past and present are able to express themselves. McBroom said it’s important for Southeast, as well as the community, because it shows the support that is being provided to veterans and current military members, which reflects the Missouri Humanities Council’s goal as well. “The anthology offers a diverse collection of stories and poetry that engages multi-generational audiences — both veteran and non-veteran,” McBroom said in an email. In the praise section at the beginning of the book, an anonymous Vietnam veteran said reading the anthology made him feel less lonely. “Now that it’s out, I find myself looking back through it again and again to see what and how others of my generation are writing about the war,” Bollinger said.

Elevators throughout campus will be closed for 45 minutes anytime from 7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m on the day of their state inspection. The dates for the elevators being closed are Dec. 17-21, Jan. 2-4, Jan. 7-11 and Jan. 14-18. All buildings with an elevator will be checked and possibly closed down throughout this time, both at the main campus and at regional campuses. For more information, contact Terry Major at 573-651-2246.

Essay Submissions Students can submit an essay by Dec. 14 Helix, a yearly publication that solicits research essays from Southeast students, is collecting submissions for its spring release. The essays can be written in any citation format. Undergraduate students have a limit of 1,000 to 3,000 words and graduate students should have essays of 3,000 to 5,000 words. One graduate student will win $125. One undergraduate student will win $100. For more information, contact Vernon Gravely at

Campus Alert Assault occured Oct. 28 The Department of Public Safety posted campus alert fliers around campus about an assault that occurred Nov. 28 at the corner of Park and Dunklin Street. According to the alert, at approximately 7:57 p.m. the suspect, a white, clean cut male in his early 20s approached the victim and demanded the victim go with him. The report also states that the suspect is approximately 5 feet 5 inches tall and was wearing dark colored skinny jeans, an orange or brown plaid hoodie and dark tennis shoes. Anyone with information regarding this can contact the Cape Girardeau Police Department at 573-335-6621 or DPS at 573-651-2215.

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The Southeast women’s basketball team will play Western Illinois at 3 p.m. and men’s basketball will play Central Arkansas at 5:30 p.m. Saturday at the Show Me Center.+​


Redhawks win big over Illinois-Chicago BRAD CONWAY SPORTS EDITOR

Southeast Missouri State University forward Patricia Mack grabbed a career-high 17 rebounds in the Redhawks’ 67-52 win over the University of Illinois-Chicago Saturday at the Show Me Center. “I’ve got to give a big shout out to our basketball team,” Southeast coach Ty Margenthaler said. “I thought we played very unselfish, really hard and we did everything we needed to do to win against a good UIC team.” Mack also added six points to help the team improve to 4-4 overall and 2-0 at home. “Patricia, she’s an energy person,” Margenthaler said. “Everyone wants to be around her energy and leadership. You can’t coach that, that’s all Trish. Her rebounding and her effort is tremendous. Our basketball team has a tremendous amount of confidence when she’s out there.” Southeast guard Jordan Hunter also led the Redhawks with a career-high 18 points while grabbing five rebounds and two steals. It was the third time she scored in double digits this season. “She’s starting to feel more comfortable,” Margenthaler said. “She’s a point guard that can score and I wanted five players on the court that can score and she can give us that. I thought Jordan really held her own because they were a really scrappy team.” With 11 minutes,12 seconds left in the first half, the Redhawks were tied 12-12 before Southeast guard Allyson Bradshaw nailed a 3-point jumper to put the Redhawks up 15-12. Southeast guard Bailie Roberts also added two more with 9:59 left in the half. UIC guard Rachel Story, who was guarded by Hunter, tied the game at 17-17. Story, who had her fifth straight game scoring 17 points or more, led the Flames with a game-high 24 points. “I had to contain her really, and force turnovers,” Hunter said. Margenthaler said that he was fortunate because he knew Story can really be an impact and take over games. “I really thought we wore her down,” Margenthaler said. Southeast’s biggest lead in the first half came when Mack made two free-throws to put the team up 22-17 with 7:11 left. Southeast opened the second half with a 14-2 run, extending its lead over the Flames 46-33. The Redhawks never trailed again. Southeast shot 42.4 percent while UIC shot 29 percent in the game. The Flames were also outrebounded 44-38. “When I see the ball, it’s mine,” Mack said. “Just let me have it.” The Redhawks shot 15-of-17 (88.2%) from the line. Bradshaw also had 13 points while Roberts added 10 points and six rebounds in the game. The Redhawks next game will be against SIU Carbondale at 7:05 p.m. Wednesday in Carbondale, Ill. “They’re well coached and have some really good athletes,” Margenthaler said. “They’re itching for that first win, but you know, it’s always difficult to get that first win. We’re feeling really good about ourselves.” Margenthaler added that Southeast forward Brittany Harriel is still recovering from her injury in the game against the University of Houston on Nov. 23 where she fractured her left ring finger. “Hopefully she’ll be back against Missouri State so she gets one game in her,” Margenthaler said. “But I really see the Belmont game for sure. She’ll be back.”

Southeast guard Bailie Roberts looks to pass to her teammate during the Dec. 1 game against UIC. Photo by Nathan Hamilton

Southeast middle blocker Taylor Masterson spikes the ball during an Oct. 27 game against Eastern Illinois. Photo by Nathan Hamilton

Redhawks record their best regular season BRAD CONWAY SPORTS EDITOR

The Southeast Missouri State University volleyball team recorded its best regular season ever under second-year coach Julie Folliard. The Redhawks won the Ohio Valley Conference West Division with a record of 12-4 and finished with an overall record of 21-13. “I’m very happy with the results from this season,” Folliard said. It was their most wins since 2007 when the team went 20-12 overall and finished 13-6 in the OVC. “We did a great job reaching our goals,” Folliard said. “When you can reach those goals, you reach a successful season, but they’re all great accomplishments for the team. I’m really excited for what the future holds.” The team also posted a 7-2 record at home, which is the best finish the Redhawks have had at Houck Field House. “I’m just proud to see of where the girls have come from since my first day on campus a year and a half ago,” Folliard said. Folliard added that beating the University of Iowa in the Hawkeye Challenge in the first week of the season, and winning the tournament was a big confidence booster. Three players from Southeast earned OVC honors on Nov. 14. It was the first time multiple Southeast players were named all-OVC since Emily Johnson and Emily Scannell in 2002. “Just to see their growth, how they respond to pressure and how they’re excited to play the game, it’s exciting to show the love of the game,” Folliard said. Southeast lost to No. 3 Belmont, who

won the OVC championship in the semifinals of the OVC tournament on Nov. 16 in Morehead, Ky. The team lost 17-25, 25-23, 13-25, 25-20, 15-10. “We did a good job,” Folliard said. “Luckily, we’ve been there for the second year in a row. We’re continuing to improve in pressure, but with experience we can get successful. We fought until the very last ball fell.” Southeast middle blocker Emily Coon posted 150 blocks during the season, leading the Redhawks and ranking second in the OVC. Coon was Southeast’s first back-to-back all-OVC selection since 2006. “It’s a great honor,” Coon said. “This is my second time in the all-OVC and it’s nice to get recognition from the conference and the coaches.” Coon finished the season with 324 kills and ranked 10th in the OVC with a .268 hitting percentage. “I’ve been thinking about next year already, and this year I felt I wasn’t at the top of my blocking,” Coon said. “I’m going to work a little harder to be closer to the top than falling behind and get back into the gym and hope to be first next year.” Southeast outside hitter Colleen Yarber, who was also named all-OVC, led the Redhawks with 422 kills. She also ranked fifth in the OVC with 481 points on the season. “I’m proud of myself because it’s something that I’ve wanted since I came to Southeast,” Yarber said. Yarber ranked third in the OVC with 31 service aces and ranked second on the team with 399 digs. “It’s a great accomplishment,” Yarber said. “I think that I want more. I’m glad I was able to do that for my team this year, but next year I know I want more

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than that. I’m going to have to work harder.” Southeast redshirt freshman middle blocker Taylor Masterson was also named to the all-OVC Newcomer Team. Masterson, who transferred from the University of Alabama, ranked second on the team with 122 blocks. She also finished with 216 kills and ranked fifth in the OVC during conference play with a .297 hitting percentage. “Taylor is going to do great things for this program,” Folliard said. “The fact that she can contribute right away is a good thing. She’s naturally a smart player and a natural athlete. She’ll be even more of a force to be reckoned with next year.” Southeast setter Julie Shives led the Redhawks on the season with 1,345 assists. She ranks fifth on the team with 3,476 all-time career assists while ranking third on the team with 366 digs. The Redhawks will lose three seniors: outside hitter Karlee Lursen, libero Samantha Lowman and outside hitter Brittney Kalinoski, but Folliard signed libero Jade Mortimer, setter Katarina Rotta and rightside hitter Maddie Werths on Nov. 14 to add to next season’s roster. Mortimer, from Bloomington, Ill., was a Under Armour All-American nominee and recorded 291 digs in her senior season. Rotta, from Big Foot High School in Walworth, Wis., was conference player of the year, four time all-conference selection and a second-team all-state honoree. Werths, who is still attending Edwardsville High School, led her team to a regional and sectional championship this year, while earning first-team all-conference honors.


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event in the UC on Student Jerriylnn Kraus won the bowling tournament hosted by Recreation Services. Photo by Nathan Hamilton

Students bowl in laid-back environment SPENCER MICHELSON STAFF WRITER

Laughing, root beer and a laid-back environment were the highlights of this semester’s bowling tournament hosted by Recreation Services. The individual bowling tournament took place on Nov. 27 at West Park Lanes. Toward the end of each semester, Recreation Services puts on at least one bowling tournament. Intramural sports supervisor Maurice Burns oversaw the event for the second time. He said this year’s tournament was more laidback compared to last semester’s. “Last year, it was the team bowling,” Burns said. “That was more interesting because there were more people. You had, like, frats that went to it.”

“I knew some people that wanted to do it. I like bowling and thought it would be fun to do.” Matthew Rowe The bowling tournament last semester was a team tournament divided into two divisions: men’s and co-recreational. The teams each had four bowlers, and they bowled two games then added up a total score at the end. Whichever team had the largest overall score won the tournament. Delta Chi fraternity won the men’s tournament, scoring 1,070 in the two games. The High Rollers won the co-recreational tournament, with a score of 978 for their two-game

total. This semester, the bowling tournament was an individual tournament due to the number of people who signed up, Burns said, adding that this made the tournament less competitive. The winner of the tournament received a T-shirt. “I’m pretty sure they’re competing for the T-shirt,” Burns said. “But it’s a lot more laid back than it was last year.” Scoring was conducted the same way as the previous tournament. There were six total participants this semester. Each bowled two games, then Burns added up their total score. Southeast student Jerrilynn Kraus won this semester’s tournament with a total score of 418. That’s an average of 209 per game. The highest a bowler can score is the coveted 300, a perfect score. Kraus, 20, said she’s been bowling since she was 6-years-old and that her grandpa and dad taught her how to bowl. Southeast freshman Matthew Rowe also attended the tournament. He said that he plays for fun and will go whenever his friends decide to bowl. “The intramural program was nice, just saying, ‘[spend] 10 bucks [and] come play this little tournament,’” Rowe said. “I knew some people that wanted to do it. I like bowling and thought it would be fun to do.” Burns said he doesn’t bowl competitively and plays on occasion. “For me, bowling is just recreation,” Burns said. “This is like my first time bowling in two years. I wouldn’t have been playing if I didn’t bring my friend.” For more information on next semester’s bowling tournament, contact Recreational Services at 651-2105 or visit recservices.

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Campus Life and Event Services is hosting a Pinterest Party from 6-8 p.m. Thursday in the University Center Ballroom where students can make Christmas crafts.+​


Cast of 4 brings ‘On the Verge’ CAMERON JEFFERY ARROW REPORTER

The Southeast Missouri State University Department of Theatre and Dance will present “On the Verge,” a play that is set during the late 1800s in an unexplored country known as Terra Incognita. The plot involves three women on an exploration. One woman decides to delve into new hopes and fears by journeying into the future. The uncertain journey includes traveling through mountains and jungles, somehow ending up in the year 1955. “The play is about how we all are always ‘on the verge’ of trying new activities in order to complete goals, and how sometimes getting over fear is the key component necessary to achieving our destined plans or objectives,” director Dr. Robert Dillon said. Dillon said the performance will be suitable for all ages. It will be light, funny and imaginatively staged with little to no props, but it will include a variety of beautiful sounds and lighting. The cast includes freshman public relations major Anna Watson, who plays Mary, junior theatre major Audra Novak, who plays Fanny and Kalena Schubert, a freshman studying acting and directing, who plays Alex. “I get easily excited and delighted by the little random incidents that occur,” Schubert

said. “It will be dynamic due to the cast being full of quirks and adventurous, which should lead to the audience adventuring, as well.” Senior theatre major Justin Rice will play eight roles in the performance. “The overall performance was challenging but fun, and the show in general should be interesting and energizing,” Rice said.

“The play is about how we all are always ‘on the verge’ of trying new activities in order to complete goals, and how sometimes getting over fear is the key component necessary to achieving our destined plans or objectives.” Dr. Robert Dillon “On the Verge” will be performed at 7:30 p.m from Wednesday through Saturday and at 2 p.m. on Sunday at the Wendy Kurka Rust Flexible Theatre. Ticket prices are $10 for general admission and $3 for students with a Southeast ID.

Southeast senior Kendra Rinehart’s BFA exhibit. Rinehart is a graphic design major. Photo by Nathan Hamilton

Graduating seniors finish college career with exhibit in Art Gallery Bachelor of Fine Arts students’ exhibits can include sculpture, painting, printmaking or graphic design AMBER CASON ARROW REPORTER

The Fall BFA Graduating Seniors Exhibition is the final step for the Bachelor of Fine Arts seniors finishing their college careers. They have worked countless hours creating their pieces for the exhibition. The exhibition takes place in two parts, with three students showing in the first exhibit and one student showing in the second. “The students have had many sleepless nights putting all of this together,” River Campus Art Gallery coordinator Kristin Nowlin said. “And this show is the result of everything they have learned.” Along with guidance from faculty, each student chose the work that will be displayed and the theme of the entire exhibition. The artwork can be sculpture, painting, printmaking or graphic design. Edward Haney is one of the artists displaying work. His exhibition is made up of graphic design pieces that draw inspiration from an organization called Operation Kindness.

The organization looks to inspire random acts of kindness in others, and Haney hopes to inspire people with his art. This exhibition is the result of years of hard work by the BFA students and department. The artists, like Haney, said they hope that students and the public will come show their support for this final project. “Instead of a paper, we create things that people can see, touch and experience,” Haney said. “And for us and others in our department, it [the exhibition] shows that our hard work can create good in the world.”

“The students have had many sleepless nights putting all of this together, and this show is the result of everything they have learned.” Kristin Nowlin The first exhibit was Nov. 26-30, and there was a reception from 5-7 p.m. on Nov. 30. The second exhibit is on display from Monday through Friday, and there will be a reception from 5-7 p.m. on Friday. More exhibits will be on display during the spring semester beginning in April. The River Campus Art Gallery is open Monday through Friday from 1-5 p.m. and from 1-7 p.m. on First Fridays. Admission is free.

Anna Watson, left, Kalena Schubert, middle, and Audra Novak, right, rehearse Act 1 for the upcoming performance “On the Verge.” Photo by Nathan Hamilton

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Concert to include coloring, cookies and well-known Christmas carols WHITNEY LAW ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT EDITOR

An upcoming concert at Southeast Missouri State University’s River Campus will include well-known Christmas carols, coloring and cookies. The Percussion Ensemble Family Holiday Concert will celebrate the season with music chosen for children of all ages. This is the fifth year the River Campus will host this concert, which had less than 300 in attendance the first year and almost 800 in attendance last year. Director Dr. Shane Mizicko said that with the attention span of children and even college students in mind, he has planned for the concert to be only 50 minutes long. A rhythmic arrangement of “Jingle Bells,” music from the movie “Polar Express” and excerpts from the Nutcracker are only a few of the pieces that make up the holiday show. “This is a family concert as the title suggests, so the audience, it’s geared toward families with young children, so we play everything from ‘Christmas Time is Here,’ a medley of ‘Frosty the Snowman’ and ‘Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer,’” Mizicko said. “With those pieces we also have a video slideshow that goes with it. We have a huge projection screen that we are playing live music to the video essentially or a slideshow, technically, so the kids have something to check out.” The “Polar Express” piece will be accompanied by a video slideshow. According to Mizicko, five to eight dancers from the Dance

Extensions dance studio in Jackson, Mo., will perform with the percussion ensemble during a few of the pieces, including the Nutcracker piece. Members of the Southeast Missouri Wind Symphony, the university’s top concert band, also will join the percussion ensemble for the Nutcracker and three other songs at the end of the concert. “It’s large percussion and then another about 15 wind players,” Mizicko said. “All in all, there’s going to be about 35 people playing on the last four pieces or so.” The percussion ensemble gave a preview performance of the concert from noon to 1 p.m. Nov. 28 in the University Center atrium. Percussionist Kyle Pointer, who played in the preview concert, said that it is fun to get to play the holiday music, which is easier than what the ensemble performs in other concerts. Mizicko said the group has been preparing for this concert since their last performance the last week of October, and this concert is fun for the students despite the hard work that they have to put into rehearsals. “It’s still fun, you don’t have to be 6 to think Christmas music is fun,” Pointer said. “It’s not super serious. There’s cookies.” There will be holiday coloring pages in the lobby of the Cultural Arts Center for children before the concert, and free milk and cookies afterward. “We also have, for the children, they can purchase little egg shakers and they can play along with us,” Mizicko said. “All the pieces on

Members of the percussion ensemble rehearse for the Family Holiday Concert at the River Campus Nov. 28. Photo by Nathan Hamilton the concert are upbeat tunes, fast-paced, and so we sell little egg-shakers in the lobby beforehand and after so the children can actually shake along with us. So it’s really geared toward kids of all ages. We have kids in strollers, very babyish, to plenty of college kids that check it out as well.” Mizicko said he tries to mix it up between traditional holiday music and modern rock ‘n’ roll Christmas songs, and that the performance is more crowd-pleasing than more serious concerts. “It’s really fun music. We’re doing a couple rock ‘n’ roll type of things, we’re doing a piece from Mannheim Steamroller this year,

an arrangement of a Trans-Siberian Orchestra piece as well. Those are kind of the concluding pieces,” Mizicko said. “We have pieces for, like I said, kids of all different ages from very young, where we have the ‘Polar Express’ and ‘Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer,’ and then we’re doing a piece by John Lennon, the ‘Happy Xmas,’ then Mannheim Steamroller and Trans-Siberian Orchestra for the older kids.” The concert will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday in the Donald C. Bedell Performance Hall. The concert has a suggested donation of $1 for people ages 6 and up.

Show Me Center hosts Mannheim Steamroller Christmas concert WHITNEY LAW ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT EDITOR

Mannheim Steamroller by Chip Davis has sold more than 40 million albums in its 27-year career, including 28 million Christmas albums. Nineteen albums went gold, eight went platinum and four went platinum certified, which puts it in an elite group of performers such as U2, Michael Jackson, the Beach Boys and Jay Z.

“Christmas music is probably the most joyful music I’ve ever heard. Every time I hear it, I smile and sing along. No other genre can do that except Christmas music.” Josh Mitchell The No. 1 selling Christmas artist of all time will celebrate the holiday season with a concert at the Show Me Center. Show Me Center marketing director Josh Hanlon explained that the tour has gotten so big that there now are two touring ensembles that will present 90 performances this year. Mannheim Steamroller was created in part by Grammy Award-winning record producer and composer Chip Davis in 1974, and the group is known for its new age holiday music. Hanlon said ticket sales are going well for the concert that will be two weeks before

Christmas. He said it is not uncommon for families with three generations to come and all enjoy the show and being together. “We were trying to get something great for everybody,” Hanlon said. “Something new and different. … We expect a large crowd. We expect people to walk away feeling happy.” St. Louis native and Southeast Missouri State University freshman Olivia Snare is going to see Mannheim Steamroller with her family in St. Louis the weekend before it comes to Southeast. “I’m excited to go see them with my family,” Snare said. “Every time I hear one of their songs come on the radio it gets me excited for the season. I just love their music. It’s so powerful and different than the other traditional songs. They get me in the mood for the holidays, it will be fun to have a family event around that.” Mannheim Steamroller has never performed at Southeast before, and its well-known holiday music will make up the repertoire. Southeast English education major Josh Mitchell said it was exciting that the No. 1 selling Christmas artist was coming to his school because he loves Christmas music. “Christmas music is probably the most joyful music I’ve ever heard,” Mitchell said. “Every time I hear it, I smile and sing along. No other genre can do that except Christmas music.” Mannheim Steamroller Christmas by Chip Davis will perform at 7:30 p.m. Dec. 13 at the Show Me Center. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Tickets cost $59.50, $49.50 or $39.50 depending on seat location and can be bought at the Show Me Center box office or online at

Top: Mannheim Steamroller founder Chip Davis speaks with performers in the group. Bottom: Mannheim Steamroller performs onstage at a concert. Submitted photos from Sound Trak Inc.

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Student earns experience with University Press internship MARISSA FAWCETT ARROW REPORTER

The first semester of senior year is coming to an end, graduation plans are being made and it is time to take care of any last requirements still needed to be fulfilled. The class that was put off prior semesters is registered for, the dreaded job search and process of filling out applications begins and the future becomes a whole lot closer. Angela Spinzig, a graduate student at Southeast Missouri State University, saw the finish line approaching as she began her last semester in the spring of 2012 for her undergraduate degree in English and minor in small press publishing. Like other minors at Southeast, the Department of English requires small press publishing minors to complete an internship. Without having fulfilled the internship requirement yet, Spinzig decided on an unpaid internship at the Southeast Missouri State University Press, which is run primarily by Dr. Susan Swartwout. “The press internship is actually coded as a course within the registrar,� Spinzig said. “I asked Dr. Swartwout for permission to participate, and she entered me into the system. You can’t register for the internship without her approval.� The University Press also requires students to pass EN 311, the Editing Practicum course, in order to be eligible for an internship. Any major can apply. The English Department does not require every small press publishing minor to intern at the University Press. Swartwout said she approved Spinzig for the internship because of the characteristics she possessed. “She did very well in the publishing classes, and she’s enthusiastic,� Swartwout said. “It was more than just a class to her. She actually wanted to do the work.� Since the University Press’ inception in 2001, it has hired 186 interns with an average of five to seven interns per semester. “The work environment was fun, professional and comfortable,� Spinzig said. “I definitely felt like a part of the team. The interns are a crucial part of the Press’ daily operations.� Swartwout sees the internships she offers as a training session. “Nothing goes out of here without me

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checking it,� Swartwout said. “It sort of doubles the work. It’s like a class, but it’s benefited the students a lot.� Spinzig said a day at the University Press consisted of reading a manuscript or submission and writing a review on it. If that was completed, she would read a book from other presses and write a review for Big Muddy magazine, a semi-annual literary magazine. Swartwout said the interns learn a lot from the tasks they are assigned. “For one thing, writing a professional book review, instead of saying ‘I like this book,’ you have to learn marketing and analysis of manuscripts,� Swartwout said. “They can perform with different kinds of writing and learn how to react in an office situation.� Spinzig also designed book covers, which added to her wide variety of tasks. “I definitely think my experience helped me grow as a writer,� Spinzig said. “By seeing and participating in the writing process on the other side in the publishing world, it helped me better understand what editors and publishers are looking for. It also helped me learn the specifics of the publishing process. Should I ever see my writing in print, I’ll know what to expect.� Swartwout agreed that Spinzig grew as a writer during her time at the University Press. “Editing, like writing, is a practice, and the only way to get better is to keep doing it,� Swartwout said. “I saw her editing skills get stronger.� Spinzig completed 150 hours of work at the University Press with an average of 12 to 15 hours per week throughout the semester. “I learned that the deadlines just keep coming.� Spinzig said. “There are always multiple projects and processes going on, and the deadlines usually overlap. It is critical to stay organized and on top of everything.� Spinzig said she never hoped to be hired as a full-time employee at the end of her internship at the University Press because it only has two permanent employees — Swartwout and her assistant, Amanda Meyer. “We don’t have the budget,� Swartwout said. “It would be wonderful to hire interns. There are several interns that I would’ve loved to hire.� Spinzig is working to earn her master’s degree in the new professional writing program. She hopes to become an English professor someday.


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Students exhibit talent in last dance concert of semester ANDREA GILS COPY EDITOR

From lights and sound, to costumes and choreography, students will be in charge of the semester’s final dance concert, Last Chance to Dance, where everyone can “unplug” before finals. The idea behind Last Chance to Dance is students will have their last opportunity to perform in the semester. This informal concert is always the Monday before finals week, so students are able to have a final hurrah at the end of the semester, according to concert director Hilary Peterson. In Last Chance to Dance, students submit all kinds of work including hip-hop, contemporary, jazz, duets and bollywood. According to senior musical theatre major Keith Johnson, the students performing know what students want see, so the concert will include pieces that students enjoy watching. Submissions began a couple of weeks before the event, and Peterson said she received most of them on the first day. There will be about 35 pieces with each piece lasting no longer than eight minutes. The short length gives more students opportunities to present their work. Freshmen, sophomore, juniors and seniors will perform and the time limit is the only restriction. “It’s so funny to me because when I first came to the dance department, there were about 11 pieces in the show, and the majority of them were things we were doing in our classes and we performed at Academic Hall. … Now students can only submit two pieces of work for Last Chance, and the show is performed in the Bedell Performance Hall and

it now has a time limit,” said Leshay Mathis, senior dance and corporate communication major. Senior Rachel Hunsell said it is a chance for students whose work didn’t get into either Fall for Dance or Spring into Dance performances or for those students who don’t feel comfortable auditioning their work yet, to present their pieces. Hunsell choreographed two tap duets. She said she has high expectations for the show since the Department of Theatre and Dance is continually growing and getting stronger, which in turn makes the concerts even better.

“Watching them just lavish in their own creativity and passion for what they do is so enjoyable and so rewarding.” Hilary Peterson “Every Last Chance is different, and that’s the beauty of it,” Hunsell said. Students have rehearsed some pieces for months and others only a few weeks. They are in charge of scheduling their own rehearsals, and the only dress rehearsal is the Sunday before opening day. Mathis will perform in three pieces, two of which she choreographed, including “Well Well Well” by Duffy, which has four dancers and is more of a “jazzy piece with a bit of comedy,” according to Mathis, and “Express” from the movie Burlesque, which has 11 dancers. The final piece is a senior piece.

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For graduating senior Chance Hill, this dance concert will be bittersweet since it is his last one, though he said it will be a great memory and a great stepping stone. Hill choreographed the piece “Okay... Recap,” which he said will be humorous and witty. “If you go to both Fall for Dance and Last Chance then it will make so much more sense,” Hill said in an email. “I chose this piece because all of the dancers need a good laugh after such a long semester of rehearsals of the same piece. It takes everything in a different light. We have been preparing for this only for about a week. There are eight fellas, which is fabulous because there are few male dancers.” Johnson is also in the Fall for Dance concert parody and said the piece is hilarious, energetic and entertaining. Johnson is also performing in the piece “XY” with five male dancers, which he referred to as being a “man dance for the ladies.” Johnson said the student choreographer of “XY,” Taylor Pace, wanted to give male dancers the opportunity to show what they can do. “This piece is specifically choreographed for guys,” Johnson said. “It’s tough, masculine, hard, rock, sexy, it’s everything that a man wants to show and do.” Peterson said that the audience will see growth in the professionalism of students’ work. “Students grow so much in one semester, and this concert is an opportunity to show their growth, like freshmen who come in August, and after three months grow to the point that they are a different dancer in one semester,” Peterson said. “Watching them

Keith Johnson, below, lifts and throws Chance Hill, above, while rehearsing. Photo by Andrea Gils just lavish in their own creativity and passion for what they do is so enjoyable and so rewarding.” Mathis has been hired for several choreography jobs and works for the largest dance company in the world. She said dance has taught her never to give up on her dreams and that hard work and a positive outlook are important. “Everyone says majoring in arts is a silly idea, but I love what I do and I have been pretty successful,” Mathis said. Last Chance to Dance will take place at 7:30 p.m. Dec. 10 in the Donald C. Bedell Performance Hall. Tickets are $10 for general admission and $3 for students with a Southeast ID. They can be purchased at the River Campus box office. For more information call 6512265 or visit

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Sundancer says ‘Yes’ Football star surprises girlfriend with her dream proposal

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outheast Missouri State University Sundancer Raediance Koonce thought she and her teammates were posing to take a picture because it was the last home football game of the year. When her boyfriend, senior football player Levi Terrell, came over she was confused. “There’s actually a video of it and you can see on my face, we’re all standing in like a half circle, and he comes up and I’m looking at him like, ‘OK, how rude are you? We’re taking a picture. Hello?’ And he gets down on one knee, and I actually, like, turned away from him,” Koonce said. “I was so embarrassed at first and then I was like, ‘Wow, I’m getting proposed to,’ so it was kind of cool. “That was always how I wanted to get proposed to, but I kind of blocked it out of my head, like, ‘It’s the last home game, it’s not going to happen,’ and then it did.” Terrell proposed to Koonce after Southeast’s last home game of the season, a 31-7 loss to Eastern Kentucky, because football always has been a part of their relationship. “We met freshman year, and she’s been on the dance team all four years and I’ve been playing football all four years. Just making a change to a new school and still keeping that going and everything, that’s really our whole relationship,” Terrell said. “It’s always been around that schedule and just atmosphere and lifestyle, and so I thought it was pretty fitting.” It wasn’t a case of love at first sight for Terrell and Koonce, who met through mutual friends during their freshman year at the University of Nebraska-Omaha. He fell for her, but she thought he was strange — at first. “Yeah, I didn’t like him at first because I thought he was weird. He would, like, randomly show up everywhere that I was after we met, and it actually wasn’t random at all. I found out later that he planned it all just so we would keep meeting,” Koonce said as Terrell laughed. “But I fell for him, too, after a little while.” Koonce thought that Terrell was a lot older than her when they first met. But after getting to know him she realized she was wrong. “I actually found out soon after we met that we are the exact same age down to the day,” Koonce said in a text message. They were both born on March 27, 1991. Koonce and Terrell started dating during their freshman year but were faced with a decision during their sophomore year. Terrell found out the University of Nebraska-Omaha football program had been cut and within days Koonce found out her major would no longer be offered at the university. “It was on a Sunday that football got cut,” Terrell said. “So that was a big shock to everybody. Nobody was expecting that. They didn’t tell anyone — players, coaches, anybody. Right in the middle of this shock, on Wednesday, they dropped her major, so she didn’t know what she was going to do.” Koonce was told that she could complete the courses to earn her early childhood education degree from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, but chose to go with Terrell instead. “I’m from Minnesota, so I didn’t know anybody in

Nebraska so it would basically be like starting over no matter where I went,” Koonce said. Terrell, who is from DeSoto, Mo., decided to transfer to Southeast to be closer to home. He played football for the Redhawks for two years and Koonce has been a Sundancer for two years. His junior season he played five games before breaking his collarbone, which sidelined him for the rest of the season. This year Terrell led Southeast in rushing with 1,349 yards. He became the third player in the Ohio Valley Conference to rush for over 1,000 yards this season when he rushed for 57 yards against Eastern Kentucky before proposing to Koonce after the game. “I was thinking about [the proposal]. But since I’d kind of got everything taken care of before the game I wasn’t worried about something going wrong or anything like that, so I was able to kind of just play,” Terrell said. “But it was definitely there in the back of my mind and, of course, right after the game ended and right towards the end of the game, that’s when it started creeping back up.” Terrell planned for Koonce’s family to make the trip down from Minnesota. She knew her mom was coming to the game but was surprised the Friday before the game when her dad, brother and her brother’s girlfriend also arrived. Terrell planned the proposal and coordinated with Nate Saverino, Southeast athletics’ coordinator of marketing and promotions, and Sundancers coach Tatiana Parham to make it work. “Nate originally wanted to do it before the game during the senior day ceremony thing, but with talking to coaches and everything we decided to do it after so it wasn’t a distraction to any of the guys or to the game,” Terrell said. Saverino was contacted at the beginning of the week of the proposal by Koonce’s mom and helped coordinate with Terrell so the proposal would play on the videoboard. “Of course, there was a football game to be played first. As the game was playing out, coach Samuel unexpectedly wanted the whole team to meet in the locker room immediately following the game,” Saverino said in an email. “That put a slight wrench in the plans because we were planning for the proposal almost immediately following the end of the game.” Parham made sure her team went to the middle of the field after the game to take pictures. “Then I came back out, and I wasn’t too nervous really up until that point, but when I came back out to actually do it, then I started getting pretty nervous,” Terrell said. “It worked out well. It was kind of a bumpy ride and put together quickly, but it worked well.” Terrell and Koonce plan to get married on July 13 in St. Louis. “We will be getting married in St. Louis because Levi has a lot of family in Missouri, and it’s a central location for all of our guests coming from Minnesota, Nebraska and Alabama,” Koonce said. They have started looking at different venues, DJs and photographers and have started putting together their guest list. “Our friends are kind of making it easy on us because a lot of our friends are coming to us and offering to do things for us because they want to be a part of it. It makes it a lot more special,” Koonce said. “My coach, she offered to make our

invitations, so I can look back and say, ‘Well my coach made these for me’ and a bunch of our friends want to do things for us, so that’s kind of cool. “Our wedding party is kind of unique, too, because we have our friends that knew us before, when I was in Minnesota and he was in Missouri, and then we have our friends that knew us when we first started dating when we were in Omaha and now we have our friends here that are really seeing our relationship develop. So it’s kind of people from every stage of our relationship.” Terrell and Koonce plan to live in Cape Girardeau after they get married, and both are scheduled to graduate next December. Terrell is studying to become a personal trainer. Koonce will graduate with a degree in communications and hopes to work in public relations. However, Terrell wants to try to continue playing football in the NFL, Canada or overseas. “I’m going to chase the dream that every little boy playing football has,” Terrell said. No matter where Terrell ends up, Koonce will be with him and even said she could be able to finish her degree online. “I am excited to be marrying my best friend,” Koonce said. “And I can’t wait to be able to share the rest of my life with Levi as my husband.”

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Top left: Levi Terrell and Raediance Koonce share a kiss on the Houck Stadium bleachers. Top right: Levi Terrell and Raediance Koonce’s hands, showing Koonce’s engagement ring. Photos by Nathan Hamilton Middle left: Levi Terrell and Raediance Koonce after Terrell proposed on Nov. 3. Bottom right: Levi Terrell proposes to long-time girlfriend Raediance Koonce on the football field following the last home football game of the season on Nov. 3. Submitted photos Bottom left: Levi Terrell and Raediance Koonce pose on the field at Houck Stadium. Photo by Nathan Hamilton

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Director of Faulkner Center, Dr. Robert Hamblin, left, will hold the record for the longest amount of time that someone has taught as a full time teacher at Southeast if Hamblin continues teaching through the spring 2013 semester. Photo by Nathan Hamilton

Director of Faulkner Center may retire in 2013 ANDREW CARRICO ARROW REPORTER

Dr. Robert Hamblin has been teaching at Southeast Missouri State University for a long time. So long that he jokingly said he tells students he began teaching when he was 16 years old so that they don’t find out his real age. Although many things have changed since he began teaching at Southeast in 1965, the one thing that has stayed the same is Hamblin’s activeness as a scholar, English teacher and writer. Hamblin went to Northeast Mississippi Community College in Booneville, Miss. He then earned his bachelor’s degree in English education at Delta State University in Mississippi and finally received his doctorate in 1976 at the University of Mississippi. The record for the longest amount of time that someone has taught full-time at Southeast was set by Helen Bedford, whose career at Southeast lasted for 48 years. If Hamblin continues to teach until May 2013, he will beat this record by three months. Hamblin plans to teach until the summer 2013 semester. Since Hamblin began teaching at Southeast, he has seen the university go through several changes. The university has had eight different presidents since he was hired. The campus has doubled in size and student enrollment has also doubled. Even though many things are different since Hamblin first began working at Southeast, he still admires it. “There may not be as much green space as when I first came here,” Hamblin said. “But the campus is still beautiful. Actually, I think it might be the most beautiful campus in the state.

However, there is a little too much concrete in my opinion.” Hamblin has worked on several committees that helped Southeast advance as a university. Hamblin said one of his proudest achievements was when he helped create the University Studies program in the 1970s.

“There may not be as much green space as when I first came here. But the campus is still beautiful. Actually, I think it might be the most beautiful campus in the state. However, there is a little too much concrete in my opinion.” Robert Hamblin “We got upper-level classes, which most universities don’t have,” Hamblin said. “We also created UI 100, which may not always be popular with students, but I think that it is a great introduction to students about intellectual life. About half of my teaching career took place in these classes.” The University Studies program was created so that students would take elective classes outside of their major. These classes typically show students

how to use resources and obtain information. This begins when freshmen take UI 100, an introductory course to college studies. Although Hamblin plans to retire shortly after the summer 2013 semester, he plans to stay active within the Center of Faulkner Studies, which is located in Kent Library. “My current plans, which are always tentative, are to retire in August with the record,” Hamblin said. “However, I hope to continue part time with the Faulkner Center because I love working with the scholars and international students that come here to use the Faulkner Center.” Hamblin is the director of the Center for Faulkner Studies. The center was established in 1989 and contains what the Center of Faulkner Studies says is the world’s finest collection of books that were written by the Nobel Prize-winning author William Faulkner. Hamblin’s role in Southeast establishing the Faulkner center began when he met Daniel Brodsky in 1978. Brodsky was a noted Faulkner collector and eventually sold his collection to Southeast in 1989, which led to the creation of the Center of Faulkner Studies. Students and scholars from across the world visit Southeast to view the collection. The center is only one of three in the nation. Hamblin has written 26 books, including five volumes of poems. His latest work, “Dust and Light,” is a book of poems and was released in October. Although he is nearing retirement, Hamblin said he isn’t ruling out the possibility of writing more in the future.

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U.S. Sen. Roy Blunt will speak at the Southeast Missouri State University commencement ceremony on Dec. 15 at the Show Me Center. “He was chosen because he is the junior senator from the state of Missouri and during the commencement ceremonies we try to include the governors, the senators and some of the leading leaders in the state,” said Diane Sides, the assistant to the president. Blunt is familiar with the academic lifestyle, having taught and been president of his alma mater, Southwest Baptist University in Bolivar, Mo., from 1993 to 1996. He became the first Republican elected Missouri’s Secretary of State in more than 50 years in 1984. Southwest Missouri voted Blunt to the U.S. House of Representatives seven times consecutively. Blunt maintained this position from 1996-2008. Blunt has served in the U.S. Senate since 2010. He serves as the ranking Republican on the appropriations subcommittee on agriculture, rural development, Food and Drug Administration, and related agencies, along with many other committees. Blunt is married and has four children. His oldest son, Matt Blunt, served as Missouri’s 54th Governor. Matt Blunt was succeeded by Jay Nixon, who was the commencement speaker at the 2012 spring commencement. According to Sides, the decision to name Blunt commencement speaker was made almost eight months ago. Blunt is invited to the graduation luncheon with the platform party, which includes all of the deans and the executive staff of the Provost’s Research, Instruction and Development for Excellence Award, the faculty award winners and students with a 4.0 GPA in the graduating class. This year’s PRIDE Award recipient is Dr. James Stapleton, the executive director of the Douglas C. Greene Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship. The PRIDE Award recognizes a faculty member who has demonstrated excellence as a teacher, an extraordinary level of scholarship and service and whose overall accomplishments are especially noteworthy. This month’s graduating class is made up of 192 master’s degree students, 15 specialists and 602 undergraduates, making this graduating class slightly larger than last semester’s, said Julie Grueneberg, an assistant registrar via email. Commencement will begin at 2 p.m. Dec. 15 at the Show Me Center.

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Digital projectors available at Kent Library Equipment can be checked out on third floor of Kent Library at the Instructional Material Center BRIAN ASHER ARROW REPORTER

Students, staff and faculty at Southeast Missouri State University can check out pocket-sized digital projectors at the Instructional Materials Center on the second floor of Kent Library. “We bought them with the idea in mind that students might want to use them to do small group presentations,” said library associate Leah McAlister. The devices can be plugged into some computers and can project onto a wall. “Basically, we had some students and several professors ask whether or not we had digital projectors they could check out and at the time we didn’t, so we looked into that this summer,” McAlister said. “We made a request, and we got approval for that and so now we have

five of them to be checked out.” The projectors became available this semester and because of their size, they are best suited for use by small groups. There is a seven-day checkout period, and anyone checking out the projectors has to sign a form accepting responsibility should something happen to the device. “Everyone that’s used them so far has given positive feedback,” McAlister said. “They’ve really enjoyed using them.” The projectors are part of a sizable collection of items for checkout at the IM Center. This includes a growing collection of books, movies on DVD and Blu-Ray, a relatively new selection of video games and teaching aids such as models of human anatomy and children’s books for the education department at Southeast. Audio books, CDs, VHS tapes, video cameras and sign language translaters are also available. Dr. David Starrett, the dean of Academic Information Services and director of Kent Library, said those in charge of the different units in the library make budget requests for new equipment from a segment of the library’s shared budget dedicated to equipment spending called “equipment dollars.”

“The equipment dollars can only be used for specific types of things,” Starrett said. “It depends on the type of item and also the value of the item, and then you purchase out of that budget. So the library has an equipment budget that allows us to buy technology equipment but also other types of equipment as we need it to improve our services.”

“Everyone that’s used them so far has given positive feedback. They’ve really enjoyed using them.” Leah McAlister The decision to buy projectors for the library is the type of decision that has to be made fairly often, and the Kent Library staff is currently in the process of making those decisions for next semester. “We have to ask, ‘What are the things we need the most?’” Starrett said. “We never have enough money, so we’re trying to prioritize where it serves best.”

KENT LIBRARY MULTIMEDIA CENTER Students can check out a digital projector from Kent Library. Photo by Nathan Hamilton Linda Schreiber, a sophomore student worker, works in the Instructional Materials Center on Nov. 30. Photo by Rachel Weatherford

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Meg Herndon’s mom supports new helment requirements BRAD CONWAY SPORTS EDITOR

Meg Herndon was a member of the Southeast Missouri State University soccer team and was hit by a truck while driving her scooter on Sept. 9. She wasn’t wearing a helmet and died on Sept. 20 from brain injuries. Since the tragedy, her mother Cindi Herndon has supported the ordinance that the Cape Girardeau city council passed on Nov. 5, stating that all scooter drivers must purchase insurance, wear helmets and drive on roads with a speed limit of 35 mph or less. She has posted comments and mentioned how much it has meant to her on a Caring Bridge website created in Meg Herndon’s name. Caring Bridge is an organization that allows people to create web pages on which they post health condition updates. On Nov. 16, the ordinance went into effect and Cindi Herndon wrote on the Caring Bridge website that she applauds the city of Cape Girardeau for recognizing the issue and would love to see the support go to a state-level.

“I think it’s a well worth ordinance and any safety is. Everyone needs to be protected if they are going to be on the main roads.” Cindi Herndon Q: Where do you work and what do you do? A: I’m a nurse and an assistant manager of the St. Louis Pediatric emergency room, which is a trauma center. I do management and clinicals, working in the emergency rooms, which may be good and bad for me. But I’ve seen a lot of senseless deaths that could’ve been prevented. I’m an advocate whenever it comes to helmets, seat belts and whatever we can do to protect.

Q: How does it make you feel that the ordinance passed recently, requiring scooter owners to wear helmets?

A: I’m excited for it. I think it’s a well worth ordinance and any safety is. Everyone needs to be protected if they are going to be on

the main roads. I know a lot of people don’t believe in those rights, but it’s just like wearing a seatbelt and driving an ATV. I work at a pediatric center, so I’ve always been a safety advocate.

Q: You said it was a small step and you would love to see it go further in the state in a passage on What exactly is that next step? A: I see, following what Cape did, being a college town, they recognize that there is an increased accident rate. It took a devastating accident and probably won’t be the only one. Everybody you see driving scooters now, they’re doing it. There needs to be some sort of protection. Same goes with ATV safety, that’s huge too. I think Cape took a big step.

Q: Do you think that Southeast should require scooter owners to take a class beforehand? A: I think that it might be difficult for them to require a class. I think it’s the ordinance in our local government, you have to have a helmet or get a driver’s permit or take a driver’s class. But they should increase the awareness, yes.

Q: Some people disagreed with the ordinance. Is there anything you’d like to say? A: I respect everybody’s opinion. Everyone has their own opinion of how to be safe. There are safety components that should be mandated, you know, ultimately if something happens, like if they’re in a car accident, it’s not always just them paying for it. There are a lot of long term effects on that. Statistically, they do show dramatic improvements on the outcome. Increasing safety is the piece I like to push.

Q: What was your involvement with the ordinance? A: I actually had no involvement in it. I didn’t even know about it until after I saw it posted on Facebook and Twitter. I know an article said it was brought forward by someone. I had nothing to do with it though. It sounded like it had been a topic previous to the accident. I wish I would had known or I would’ve helped.

Q: Can you explain the Endowed Scholar-

Meg Herndon (left) and Cindi Herndon after a Cardinals game the day before Mother’s Day. Submitted Photo

ship in Meg’s honor? A: Honestly, it’s something we‘re working with through the soccer team. I personally don’t know how it works yet. Her dad and I will set the parameters on how everyone will apply for that. We are trying to raise $10,000 to get it going. We’re going to look on that in the spring. I think it will be a great honor for Meg.

Q: How does it feel that they are going to honor Meg at graduation? A: This is a big honor. The fact they’re doing all of this, I’m very touched. I think it says a lot to the school community as well. The nursing department is actually doing a pinning reception, and the student athletes will have a reception the night before graduation too. I’ll be at all of that.

Q: I think people would like to know, how have you and the rest of the family been? A: Everything’s day by day, every day’s a struggle. Today [Nov. 29] marks 10 weeks exactly when she passed away. Unfortunately, we have to get up the next day. Her brother and sister are moving and getting back into things. There’s not a day we don’t go by thinking

about her. Thanksgiving was rough and Christmas will be even harder, but I try to think of what we can do to remember her, like the scholarship, then what can we do to increase the awareness of scooter safety? There are precautions that everyone needs to be aware of. You can’t stop all of that stuff. It’s about knowing the safety precautions. We want to increase the awareness.

Q: Have you kept in contact with the coaches and players lately? A: Yeah, here and there, a lot of girls have Facebooked me or sent me texts. On Dec. 14, I’m going to speak at the athletic reception and then I’m going to attend graduation where they will honor Meg and give her degree. We’ll attend those ceremonies. But I’ve had several of them keep in touch.

Q: If someone wants to make any kind of donation, how would they do so? A: We still have the ‘Pray4Meg’ through PayPal or they can write a check to the Meg Herndon trust. They can also make a donation if they click on on the Caring Bridge website.

What is your favorite memory from this semester?

Brendon Goldacker Becoming an active member in Sigma Phi Epsilon.

Thu Nguyen My sorority hosted a basketball tournament.

Brittney Scott Meeting my roommate, Shelby.

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The William K. Nyberg Memorial Criminal Justice scholarship was announced Nov. 27. The renewable scholarship will go to a student majoring in criminal justice.+​

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SUBWAY construction


Subway may open in February 2013 Construction on new Subway that will replace cafe in Scully on track for spring opening ANDREW TYAHLA STAFF WRITER

Top: The new Subway will be located in Scully where the Children’s Resource Center used to be. ​ Bottom: “We Proudly Served” eventually will open in Scully and will serve Starbucks coffee. Photos by Nathan Hamilton

After several delays, the new Subway restaurant is on track for opening February 2013 on Southeast Missouri State University’s campus. “We Proudly Served” will be built in Scully as well and sell Starbucks coffee. Subway was scheduled to open during the fall 2012 semester along with Starbucks in the University Center, which replaced the Beanery Café. While the Starbucks opened on time in September, Subway has yet to open. The construction of the restaurant has been delayed due to issues that Tim Weatherly, district manager of Chartwells, declined to comment on in an email. “I almost cry every time its opening gets pushed back,” Southeast student Evan Stewart said. Construction of the Subway on campus started Nov. 5. It is now set to open in February in Scully Hall. It will take the place of the Children’s Resource Center, which has been moved to another building. According to Chartwells’ website, the existing Scully Café will close once Subway opens. “It is important to remember that this is not

just a Subway,” Weatherly said. “There is also the coffee shop aspect, as well. It’s really two concepts, and not just the Subway. In the excitement of Subway, I think people keep overlooking the fact that we will also have Starbucks coffee and coffee drinks in Scully as well.” Students will have access to the full Subway menu, in addition to Starbucks coffee. The location will accept Redbucks from those who do not have a meal plan. “We are excited to have it back on track for completion,” Weatherly said. “Having it ready for the fall was a pretty aggressive schedule, but when included with all the construction and infrastructure needed on campus, opening in less than a year from announcement is pretty impressive.”

“This is the first I have heard of the new location. But it will be nice to have better food options on that side of campus. The sooner, the better.” Phillip Babich After all of the delays, some students are not aware that Southeast is getting a Subway. “This is the first I have heard of the new location,” Southeast student Phillip Babich said. “But it will be nice to have better food options on that side of campus. The sooner, the better.”

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What is your most interesting holiday tradition, and what makes it interesting? Paul Stokes

My family hides a pickle ornament on the tree. Whoever finds it first Christmas morning gets to open the first present. Kinda goofy but it’s still more fun than it should be.

Tina Eaton

My mom STILL makes us listen to cheesy old Christmas music tapes (TAPES, people!) while we decorate our tree and house. Oh, and we always tinsel our tree. Did I mention we were cheesy?

Dan Fox

I watch the best Xmas movie of all time, Die Hard.

Sarah Stoverink

Every Sunday before Christmas my extended family, the Stoverink’s, get together and one person will read The Night Before Christmas and every time the word “the” is said we pass a present until the end of the book.

Rowdy the Redhawk gets the crowd fired up at Dec. 1 women’s basketball game against UIC at the Show Me Center. Photo by Nathan Hamilton

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Q: ​What is your favorite holiday recipe and why? DR. TAMARA ZELLARS BUCK ARROW FACULTY ADVISER



Dr. Tamara Zellars Buck Photo by Nathan Hamilton of the decorators. As the butter from the cookie mingles with the melted icing on the back of his tongue, he closes his eyes and smiles. Then he grabs a couple more cookies, grunts a “Good job!” and heads back to his game. We have many more Christmas traditions, but the cookies are special because we don’t share them outside of the family — yes, our decorations are that ugly. Even so, they taste divine, and I hope the recipe gives you the same joy it gives me every year: Lots of time spent with the people I cherish most in this world. I can’t think of a better Christmas present than that.

CHRISTMAS BUTTER COOKIES 2 ½ cups all-purpose flour ½ teaspoon baking powder ¼ teaspoon salt 1 cup granulated sugar 1 ½ cups butter, softened 1 ½ teaspoons vanilla extract 2 large eggs Sift together flour, baking powder and salt. Using a mixer at medium speed, gradually combine butter, eggs, sugar and vanilla extract until light and fluffy (takes 2-3 minutes). Reduce mixer to low speed and gradually add sifted ingredients until dough comes together. Shape dough into ball, cover bowl in plastic wrap and chill in refrigerator for 1 hour. Preheat oven to 375 degrees. After an hour, remove half of dough from bowl and place on a lightly floured surface. Dust rolling pin, then roll dough to 1/4-inch thickness. Dip assorted cookie cutters into flour, then cut out shapes (try to cut shapes closely to reduce number of times dough is rerolled). Carefully lift cut shapes from board using spatula, and arrange cookies 2 inches apart on ungreased cookie sheets. Bake in the preheated oven for 12 to 14 minutes or until edges are very lightly browned. Cool on cookie sheets for one minute. Transfer to wire racks; cool. Repeat process with remaining portion of dough, rerolling as needed. (NOTE: Keep plenty of flour on hand to redust work area and rolling pin as needed.)

Peanut Butter Pizza is my favorite holiday recipe ever. I know, “ever” sounds a bit much, but the recipe holds a lot more sentimental value than just tasting good. The Hope family loves yearly traditions, and we love peanut butter. So, when I was young we started the Christmas dessert tradition. I think the only reason we even have a Christmas dinner is for the desserts. Our dessert tradition focuses all on peanut butter desserts. It originally came about because, like most people, we do tons and tons of pumpkin desserts for Thanksgiving, and my grandma does not care for the taste of pumpkin and the spices that go along with it. In return for our desire to scarf down pumpkin in excess during Thanksgiving, she gave us the ultimatum: we could only have peanut butter desserts for Christmas. Obviously we were all on board because our love for peanut butter runs deep, too.

Kelso Hope Submitted Photo Turning 18 in our family makes you responsible for bringing a dessert to all family functions. I had to find something that was easy to make, so a kind friend passed this scrumptious “pizza” on to me. It is rich, but just the right ending to a meal. It has become one of our family favorites.

PEANUT BUTTER PIZZA 1 tube of peanut butter cookie dough 1 regular tub of cream cheese 2 tablespoons of peanut butter 1 tablespoon of brown sugar 1 bag of semisweet chocolate chips 10 Reese’s cups Bake the peanut butter cookie into one large cookie. While the cookie is baking, mix the peanut butter, cream cheese and brown sugar together. After the cookie has baked, immediately sprinkle the bag of chocolate chips on the cookie. After they have started to melt, spread the chocolate around the cookie. Then, place the cookie in the freezer for 5-10 minutes to allow the chocolate to firm up. Once the chocolate is firm, spread the cream cheese mix on top. Then, cut the Reese’s cups in half and place them on top of the pizza, and you’re done.

POWDERED SUGAR ICING 3 cups powdered sugar 1 teaspoon vanilla 2 tablespoons water or milk Food coloring In a large bowl, mix together powdered sugar, vanilla and milk until smooth and spreadable. Divide icing into bowls and add 3-4 drops of food coloring to tint. Makes about one cup. Snip the corner of small resealable plastic storage bags for each icing color and spoon icing into bags. Squeeze icing onto cookies to decorate as desired. Spread icing with a toothpick or small paintbush. Let stand until icing is dry. Makes about 16 six-inch cookies or 28 four-inch cookies. To store cookies: Store dried iced cookies between layers of waxed paper in an airtight container at room temperature up to three days or freeze up to three months.

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A few days before Christmas, Mom ventures into Dad’s hallowed ground — the cabinets beneath the music entertainment center — and she pulls out “That Special Time of Year,” a Christmas album by Gladys Knight & the Pips. This is when the holiday really begins. “Come on, girls. It’s time to make the cookies.” My sister and I groan and complain, and then we dutifully head into the kitchen for the annual cookie marathon. While Gladys croons in the background, we begin sifting the dry ingredients — who does that anymore? While the dough is in the refrigerator, we ready the cookie cutters and make the icing. When we were little, my mom was responsible for rolling out the dough, but now that’s my sister’s job. “Come on, let’s decorate!” I have replaced my mom in making this call, and my sons have taken the stools formerly occupied by me and my sister. Clarissa supervises while me and my equally untalented sons sloppily decorate. We fling good-natured insults and sometimes, icing, until the job is done. That’s when Dad is invited to kick off the eating by tasting the first cookie. He grabs one without looking so as not to offend any

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