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Southeast physics and engineering department explores cellular research Results benefit spinal cord injuries and stroke victims BAILEY MCCORMICK ARROW REPORTER

The฀future฀of฀medical฀science฀can฀be฀ found฀at฀Southeast฀Missouri฀State฀ University. Dr.฀Santaneel฀Ghosh฀of฀the฀Physics฀ and฀Engineering฀Physics฀Department฀is฀ conducting฀cellular฀research฀with฀a฀ wide฀variety฀of฀Southeast฀students.฀ These฀students฀are฀developing฀ nano-particles฀that฀will฀aid฀victims฀of฀ spinal฀cord฀injuries. While฀the฀primary฀focus฀of฀their฀ research฀is฀geared฀toward฀people฀that฀ have฀suffered฀from฀severe฀spinal฀cord฀ injuries,฀Ghosh฀said฀their฀research฀also฀ will฀benefit฀stroke฀victims฀who฀have฀ lost฀mobility฀function.฀The฀nano-structures฀also฀can฀be฀useful฀for฀treating฀ certain฀cancers,฀such฀as฀bladder฀and฀ prostate,฀by฀killing฀the฀cancer฀cells฀ altogether.฀As฀of฀now,฀that฀isn’t฀their฀ focus. “Right฀now฀we฀are฀using฀those฀ particles฀for฀spinal฀cord฀injuries฀like฀ after฀a฀motor฀vehicle฀accident฀or฀a฀ gunshot฀wound,”฀Ghosh฀said.฀“A฀lot฀of฀ neurons฀and฀nerve฀cells฀are฀destroyed.฀ These฀cells฀are฀not฀like฀skin฀cells;฀once฀ they฀are฀destroyed,฀they฀are฀destroyed.” Ghosh฀and฀his฀students฀are฀ optimistic฀about฀their฀research.฀Based฀ on฀their฀findings,฀it฀is฀possible฀that฀in฀ the฀near฀future฀the฀nano-structures฀will฀ be฀manipulated฀to฀reverse฀the฀adverse฀ effects฀of฀neurological฀damage฀so฀that฀ injured฀individuals฀may฀continue฀to฀ live฀without฀the฀struggles฀associated฀ with฀neurological฀stressors.฀Through฀ trial฀and฀error,฀these฀students฀are฀ seeing฀positive฀results. “We฀have฀very฀interesting฀results,”฀

Ghosh฀said.฀“We฀have฀seen฀very฀ promising฀results,฀on฀which฀we฀are฀ conducting฀our฀next฀set฀of฀experiments.฀We฀have฀presented฀our฀results฀at฀ many฀national฀and฀international฀ conferences.” Once฀in฀the฀body,฀the฀nano-structures฀can฀be฀remotely฀controlled฀by฀ external฀stimulation.฀The฀structures฀are฀ manipulated฀by฀adding฀the฀perfect฀ amount฀of฀heat,฀light฀or฀magnetism. According฀to฀Ghosh,฀all฀living฀cells฀ will฀remain฀untouched฀by฀the฀nanostructures.฀While฀these฀structures฀ cannot฀completely฀replace฀the฀dead฀or฀ damaged฀cells฀in฀the฀body,฀they฀can฀ help฀fill฀the฀gap฀like฀natural฀cells฀would. It฀can฀be฀explained฀like฀this.฀When฀a฀ road฀is฀broken฀cars฀cannot฀pass.฀But,฀ nano-structures฀act฀as฀a฀bridge,฀so฀ traffic฀can฀flow฀like฀normal.฀It’s฀not฀the฀ original฀road,฀but฀it฀can฀act฀as฀a฀ replacement. The฀next฀step฀in฀their฀research,฀ according฀to฀Ghosh,฀is฀a฀pre-clinical฀ stage฀or฀rodent฀testing. Rahul฀Atmaramani฀is฀a฀sophomore฀ at฀Southeast฀studying฀biomedical฀ science.฀Atmaramani฀has฀worked฀on฀ this฀project฀since฀the฀spring฀of฀2012฀and฀ will฀continue฀to฀be฀involved฀until฀he฀ graduates.฀He฀explained฀what฀has฀to฀ happen฀in฀order฀for฀the฀research฀team฀ to฀move฀forward. “In฀order฀to฀take฀it฀forward฀to฀the฀ pre-clinical฀stage,฀we฀must฀be฀sure฀to฀ find฀optimum฀conditions฀where฀ neurite฀growth฀occurs,”฀Atmaramani฀ said.฀“The฀conditions฀involve฀complex฀ magnetic฀exposures,฀light฀activation฀ and฀neurite฀growth฀factors.฀Once฀we฀ are฀assured฀of฀a฀set฀of฀optimum฀ conditions฀that฀produce฀the฀best฀ neurite฀growth,฀we฀will฀be฀ready฀for฀the฀ pre-clinical฀stage.” Atmaramani฀said฀that฀he฀and฀his฀ fellow฀team฀members’฀current฀goal฀is฀to฀ discover฀and฀explain฀certain฀conditions฀ that฀best฀suit฀neurite฀growth.฀He฀said฀it฀

is฀essential฀to฀understand,฀diagnose฀ and฀treat฀damages฀that฀have฀occurred฀ during฀a฀traumatic฀injury฀to฀the฀spinal฀ cord฀or฀stroke. “Our฀influence฀on฀these฀cells฀is฀ extremely฀important฀to฀treat฀neurological฀diseases,”฀Atmaramani฀said. According฀to฀Ghosh,฀the฀students฀ working฀on฀the฀cellular฀research฀are฀ broken฀up฀into฀three฀groups฀and฀each฀ have฀different฀objectives.฀Atmaramani’s฀ group฀is฀focused฀on฀optical฀magnetic฀ stimulation฀of฀cells. “Our฀group฀is฀working฀on฀conditions฀that฀have฀not฀yet฀been฀done฀by฀ any฀research฀team,”฀Atmaramani฀said.฀ “We฀are฀concentrating฀our฀efforts฀to฀ study฀neurite฀growth฀when฀neurons฀are฀ activated฀simultaneously฀by฀magnetism฀as฀well฀as฀optics.” One฀of฀the฀more฀important฀ components฀of฀the฀program,฀according฀ to฀Ghosh,฀is฀the฀students’฀diversity฀and฀ participation.฀Each฀student฀from฀ different฀fields฀of฀study฀brings฀different฀ knowledge฀that฀can฀be฀applied฀to฀their฀ research. Ghosh฀said฀that฀it’s฀absolutely฀ necessary฀to฀have฀students฀from฀ different฀fields฀of฀study฀so฀that฀there฀is฀a฀ variety฀of฀perspectives฀and฀approaches฀ to฀a฀problem. “The฀graduate฀and฀undergraduate฀ students฀are฀both฀participating,”฀Ghosh฀ said.฀“It’s฀very฀much฀like฀teamwork.฀It’s฀ a฀very฀diverse฀student฀group.฀We฀have฀ national฀and฀international฀students฀ working฀in฀groups฀so฀they฀get฀better฀ exposure฀to฀each฀others’฀culture,฀which฀ will฀help฀them฀when฀they฀go฀forth฀in฀ graduate฀school฀or฀their฀future฀job฀ prospects.” Within฀the฀next฀few฀years,฀both฀ Ghosh฀and฀Atmaramani฀are฀certain฀ that฀their฀research฀will฀be฀of฀use.฀ Neither฀are฀worried฀about฀needing฀a฀ back-up฀plan,฀and฀they฀already฀are฀ receiving฀international฀recognition฀for฀ their฀efforts.

BRIEFS Signify Ceremony held to honor Meg Herndon on one-year anniversary of her death Meg฀Herndon,฀a฀Southeast฀nursing฀student฀and฀soccer฀ player฀who฀died฀last฀September,฀was฀honored฀at฀the฀15th฀ annual฀Southeast฀Missouri฀State฀Alumnae฀soccer฀game฀on฀ Friday. A฀video฀of฀Meg฀was฀shown฀at฀the฀beginning฀of฀a฀ ceremony฀before฀her฀No.฀2฀jersey฀was฀retired.฀It฀was฀the฀first฀ ever฀to฀be฀retired฀at฀Southeast. A฀banner฀with฀Herndon’s฀last฀name฀and฀number฀was฀ revealed฀during฀the฀ceremony฀and฀will฀hang฀at฀Houck฀ Stadium฀for฀all฀of฀this฀year’s฀home฀events.฀Her฀jersey฀will฀ also฀be฀hung฀in฀the฀soccer฀team’s฀locker฀room. The฀creation฀of฀the฀Meghan฀Herndon฀Memorial฀ Scholarship,฀an฀endowed฀scholarship฀that฀will฀be฀given฀to฀a฀ Southeast฀soccer฀player฀each฀year฀starting฀next฀fall,฀also฀was฀ announced.฀From฀various฀fundraisers฀and฀donations฀the฀ scholarship฀has฀raised฀more฀than฀$20,000. Read฀the฀full฀story฀online฀at฀southeastArrow.com.

Present Southeast students show of their talent The฀Theatre฀and฀Dance฀Department฀held฀their฀fifth฀annual฀ new฀student฀showcase฀on฀Sept.฀21฀at฀the฀Wendy฀Kurka฀Rust฀ Flexible฀Theater฀at฀the฀River฀Campus. The฀theme฀for฀this฀years฀show฀was฀“Duck฀Variations,”฀ which฀featured฀three฀dancers,฀16฀actors฀and฀four฀technology฀support฀members฀to฀put฀on฀a฀small฀collection฀of฀plays. Read฀the฀full฀story฀online฀at฀southeastArrow.com.฀

Online photo gallery

Go to southeastArrow.com to see a photo gallery of Southeast’s equestrian team. Photo by Ashley Books

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VOLLEYBALL DEFEATS UMKC

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The Redhawks took on UMKC on Sept. 18 in a close five-set match. Read more online at southeastArrow.com/sports.+

CHANGE for tennis AFTER THE FIRING OF THE PREVIOUS COACH, SOUTHEAST HIRES A NEW COACH FOR THE TENNIS TEAM

BRIEFS Football Redhawks lose against Salukis at Busch Stadium on Saturday The฀perfectly฀groomed฀green฀grass฀that฀usually฀serves฀as฀the฀ home฀for฀the฀Saint฀Louis฀Cardinals฀was฀transformed฀into฀a฀ football฀field฀for฀the฀first฀time฀ever฀at฀Busch฀Stadium฀on฀ Saturday. The฀Southeast฀Missouri฀State฀University’s฀football฀team฀ took฀on฀Southern฀Illinois฀in฀front฀of฀14,168฀fans.฀The฀ Redhawks฀lost฀to฀the฀Salukis฀and฀fell฀to฀0-3฀this฀season฀with฀ a฀final฀score฀of฀36-19. The฀teams฀were฀faced฀with฀the฀challenge฀of฀playing฀on฀a฀ sand-based฀field,฀which฀was฀partially฀made฀up฀of฀the฀dirt฀ from฀the฀baseball฀diamond.฀Wide฀receiver฀Paul฀McRoberts฀ said฀that฀the฀sand฀was฀slippery฀and฀that฀running฀on฀the฀dirt฀ was฀an฀adjustment.฀Three฀Southeast฀players฀were฀also฀ injured฀during฀the฀game,฀including฀Buck฀Wilson,฀who฀had฀ to฀be฀carried฀off฀the฀field฀with฀a฀serious฀leg฀injury. SIU฀put฀the฀first฀points฀on฀the฀board฀in฀the฀first฀quarter,฀ but฀Southeast฀followed฀close฀behind฀when฀Kyle฀Snyder฀ threw฀a฀pass฀of฀4฀yards฀to฀Spencer฀Davis,฀tying฀the฀game฀7-7฀ with฀less฀than฀two฀minutes฀left฀in฀the฀first฀quarter. SIU฀scored฀another฀touchdown฀early฀in฀the฀second฀ quarter,฀followed฀by฀a฀safety฀in฀the฀seventh฀minute. Cornerback฀Wilson฀intercepted฀a฀Salukis฀pass฀during฀the฀ second฀quarter฀and฀rushed฀for฀18฀yards฀until฀SIU฀quarterback฀Faulkner฀tackled฀him฀at฀the฀feet. With฀only฀six฀seconds฀left฀in฀the฀second฀quarter,฀ McRoberts฀received฀a฀3-yard฀pass฀from฀Snyder,฀making฀the฀ score฀16-13฀at฀the฀end฀of฀the฀first฀half. By฀the฀end฀of฀the฀third฀quarter,฀Southeast฀scored฀one฀ touchdown฀and฀the฀Salukis฀scored฀two฀field฀goals,฀making฀ the฀game฀still฀close฀with฀the฀Salukis฀leading฀22-19. “Halfway฀through฀the฀third฀quarter,฀it฀started฀slipping฀on฀ us฀a฀little฀bit,”฀Southeast฀coach฀Tony฀Samuel฀said. In฀the฀fourth฀quarter,฀the฀Salukis฀charged฀the฀field,฀ possessing฀the฀ball฀for฀10:51฀seconds฀and฀scoring฀two฀more฀ touchdowns. Read฀the฀full฀story฀online฀at฀southeastArrow.com/sports

Volleyball Team loses three games during tournament Southeast฀beat฀Towson฀3-1฀then฀lost฀to฀Middle฀Tennessee฀ 3-0฀at฀the฀first฀day฀of฀the฀Mizzou฀Classic. The฀Redhawks฀lost฀to฀Missouri฀and฀Samford฀during฀the฀ final฀day฀by฀a฀score฀of฀3-0฀each. The฀team฀is฀now฀7-7.

Cross Country Team raced at Saluki Invitational Colten฀Strotheide฀finished฀11th฀for฀the฀men’s฀team฀and฀ Gloria฀Westlake฀placed฀20th฀for฀the฀women’s฀team฀at฀the฀ Saluki฀Invitational฀this฀Saturday.฀The฀team฀will฀resume฀ action฀on฀Oct.฀5.

Southeast welcomes Leah Hottois to coach tennis Hottois is the third person to coach the tennis team in the past three years CODY KOHM ARROW REPORTER

The฀search฀for฀the฀Southeast฀Missouri฀ State฀University฀women’s฀tennis฀team’s฀ coach฀is฀over.฀Southeast฀chose฀Leah฀ Hottois฀as฀the฀coach฀for฀the฀upcoming฀ season. “I’m฀very฀excited฀for฀this฀opportunity฀ because฀this฀is฀something฀I฀have฀always฀ wanted฀to฀do,”฀Hottois฀said. Hottois฀was฀a฀member฀of฀Texas฀ A&M’s฀tennis฀team฀for฀four฀years฀from฀ 1999-2002฀and฀earned฀her฀bachelor’s฀ degree฀in฀business฀administration. Being฀the฀coach฀at฀Southeast฀is฀ Hottois’s฀first฀chance฀to฀be฀a฀head฀ coach.฀However,฀she฀worked฀as฀assistant฀coach฀last฀season฀at฀the฀University฀of฀Dayton฀for฀both฀the฀women฀and฀ men’s฀tennis฀teams. Hottois฀also฀coached฀Weymouth,฀ Mass.,฀where฀she฀led฀a฀United฀States฀Tennis฀Association฀junior฀team฀to฀a฀ national฀championship฀in฀2008. “She฀really฀knows฀a฀lot฀about฀the฀ game฀and฀is฀really฀helpful,”฀said฀Melissa฀ Martin,฀a฀junior฀returner฀for฀the฀ women’s฀tennis฀team. “I฀want฀to฀have฀a฀lot฀of฀consistency฀ this฀year฀and฀make฀sure฀that฀the฀women฀ know฀I฀care฀about฀them฀as฀players฀and฀ give฀100฀percent฀every฀time,”฀Hottois฀ said. Consistency฀is฀something฀that฀the฀ Southeast฀women’s฀tennis฀team฀is฀ not฀used฀to.฀In฀the฀past฀three฀years,฀ Southeast฀has฀had฀three฀coaches. In฀the฀2011-2012฀season,฀Mark฀Elliot฀ led฀the฀Southeast฀Redhawks฀to฀a฀5-12฀ record.฀In฀the฀2013฀season,฀the฀team,฀ led฀by฀head฀coach฀Josh฀Moore,฀finished฀ with฀an฀overall฀record฀of฀4-11. Moore’s฀contract฀was฀not฀renewed฀ after฀the฀last฀season.฀Moore฀was฀let฀go฀ for฀“insubordination”฀on฀July฀3,฀according฀to฀Moore฀after฀a฀meeting฀with฀ Mark฀Alnutt,฀the฀director฀of฀athletics฀on฀ June฀24. Moore฀had฀filed฀two฀complaints฀

Leah Hottois was hired this month. Submitted photo

while฀employed฀with฀the฀university.฀ One฀complaint฀was฀filed฀against฀Alnutt฀ and฀the฀other฀against฀Cindy฀Gannon,฀ the฀senior฀associate฀director฀of฀athletics.

“I want to have a lot of consistency this year and make sure that the women know I care about them as players and give 100 percent every time.” Leah Hottois Hottois฀has฀experience฀with฀improving฀records.฀She฀coached฀at฀Fontbonne฀ Academy฀High฀School฀in฀Milton,฀Mass. The฀year฀before฀Hottois฀arrived,฀the฀

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Fontbonne฀Ducks฀finished฀with฀an฀overall฀record฀of฀1-18.฀Hottois฀improved฀the฀ varsity฀girls฀tennis฀team฀record฀to฀9-10. “She฀is฀very฀intense฀on฀court฀and฀ pushes฀you฀to฀work฀hard฀but฀is฀very฀ approachable฀off฀court,”฀said฀senior฀ tennis฀player฀Heather฀Robinson. Working฀hard฀on฀and฀off฀the฀court฀ is฀not฀the฀only฀thing฀Hottois฀wants฀the฀ team฀to฀work฀on. “I฀really฀want฀them฀to฀focus฀on฀cheering฀for฀their฀teammates,฀even฀if฀they฀ are฀losing฀their฀matches,”฀said฀Hottois. Hottois฀said฀she฀wants฀the฀team฀to฀ grow฀together฀and฀become฀one฀unified฀ team฀over฀the฀course฀of฀the฀season. “My฀goals฀for฀this฀season฀is฀to���have฀a฀ lot฀of฀team฀spirit,฀a฀lot฀of฀team฀unity฀and฀ to฀work฀together฀on฀the฀court,฀to฀have฀a฀ successful฀season,”฀Hottois฀said. The฀team฀will฀continue฀fall฀exhibition฀ play฀Oct.฀11฀at฀UT-Martin.


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The softball field went under construction in May to receive new grass and dirt. Photo by Drew Yount

Softball fields renovated to withstand harsh fall weather Thirty-two฀teams฀ signed฀up฀for฀softball฀ intramurals฀this฀fall DREW YOUNT ARROW REPORTER

Fielding฀a฀ball฀cleanly฀on฀the฀intramural฀ softball฀fields฀used฀to฀be฀an฀issue฀for฀any฀outfielder฀because฀the฀grass฀was฀patchy฀and฀ rough. The฀fields฀got฀a฀much฀needed฀overhaul฀ over฀the฀summer.฀New฀grass฀was฀planted฀in฀ the฀outfields,฀a฀new฀dirt฀mixture฀was฀used฀on฀ the฀infields฀and฀both฀were฀grated฀to฀allow฀for฀ better฀drainage. The฀softball฀fields,฀which฀sit฀at฀the฀corner฀of฀Bertling฀and฀Sprigg฀Streets,฀as฀well฀as฀ the฀upper฀intramural฀field฀used฀for฀football,฀ were฀stripped฀in฀May฀to฀begin฀the฀project฀ and฀were฀used฀for฀the฀first฀time฀this฀season฀ on฀Sept.฀15฀when฀the฀umpires฀took฀the฀field฀ for฀their฀final฀training฀session. “They฀grated฀the฀fields฀so฀we฀could฀get฀ drainage,â€?฀said฀Jennifer฀Rose,฀assistant฀ director฀of฀Recreation฀Services.ŕ¸€â€œOne฀of฀our฀ biggest฀problems฀on฀those฀fields฀has฀been฀ water฀sitting,฀and฀so฀we฀have฀one฀day฀of฀ rain฀and฀we฀cancel฀intramurals฀for฀a฀week฀ because฀they’re฀soaked.â€? Rose฀said฀the฀fields฀should฀now฀drain฀off฀ to฀the฀sides฀of฀the฀fields฀toward฀the฀creek฀ that฀sits฀behind฀them. The฀dirt฀mixture฀on฀the฀infield฀also฀helps฀ with฀the฀drying฀of฀the฀fields. “They฀got฀a฀little฀bit฀deeper฀this฀summer,â€?฀ Rose฀said.ŕ¸€â€œThey฀pulled฀out฀and฀redid฀those฀ infields฀and฀then฀put฀more฀of฀that฀surface฀in฀ so฀it฀will฀be฀a฀nicer฀infield฀playing฀material,฀ and฀it฀will฀also฀drain฀better.â€? The฀new฀infields฀should฀not฀only฀drain฀ better,฀but฀it฀will฀provide฀a฀better฀surface฀to฀ play฀on฀as฀well. The฀outfields฀also฀were฀reseeded฀with฀a฀ higher-quality฀grass. “It’s฀a฀Bermuda-Rye฀mix,â€?฀Rose฀said.ŕ¸€â€œIt’s฀ basically฀what’s฀on฀the฀women’s฀collegiate฀ fields.â€?

This฀grass฀is฀faster฀growing฀than฀what฀was฀ previously฀planted฀in฀the฀outfields,฀meaning฀ if฀a฀patch฀of฀grass฀is฀torn฀up,฀the฀surrounding฀ grass฀will฀grow฀and฀expand฀to฀fill฀that฀spot. According฀to฀Rose,฀the฀softball฀season฀ started฀a฀week฀later฀than฀normal฀due฀to฀the฀ renovations฀to฀the฀playing฀surface,฀but฀that฀ didn’t฀deter฀the฀32฀teams฀that฀are฀signed฀up฀ to฀play฀this฀season.฀Rose฀said฀she฀estimates฀that฀60฀to฀70฀percent฀of฀those฀teams฀are฀ returning฀from฀last฀spring. One฀of฀those฀teams฀is฀Ball฀So฀Hard,฀a฀

“They grated the fields so we could get drainage. One of our biggest problems on those fields has been water sitting, and so we have one day of rain and we cancel intramurals for a week because they’re soaked.� Jennifer Rose

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men’s฀recreational฀team.฀Aaron฀Carroll,฀the฀ team’s฀manager,฀is฀ready฀to฀get฀on฀the฀new฀ softball฀fields. “I’m฀really฀excited฀because฀it฀would฀rain฀ on฀Monday฀and฀my฀game฀on฀Wednesday฀—฀I฀ was฀worried฀like฀are฀we฀going฀to฀play฀or฀not,â€?฀ Carroll฀said. This฀is฀Carroll’s฀third฀year฀playing฀intramural฀softball. “I฀don’t฀know฀how฀good฀we’ll฀be,฀but฀we’ll฀ have฀a฀lot฀of฀fun,â€?฀he฀said. Carroll,฀who฀already฀has฀had฀a฀chance฀to฀ play฀on฀the฀football฀field,฀said฀itŕ¸€â€œwas฀real฀ nice฀to฀play฀on.â€? The฀softball฀season฀began฀on฀Sept.฀16฀with฀ teams฀competing฀in฀co-recreational฀and฀ men’s฀divided฀into฀three฀divisions,฀recreational,฀Greek฀and฀competitive.

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LEGALLY Blonde premiers on Oct. 2 THE MUSICAL WILL STAR MOLLY DOWD AND JACOB BUCKENMEYER AS ELLE AND WARNER

Theater Department presents Legally Blonde ELLEN FIKE ARROW REPORTER

(Top) Molly Dowd and Jacob Buckenmeyer embrace during rehearsals of “Legally Blonde” as the rest of the cast watches. (Bottom) Hannah Lundy, left, works on her parts during “Legally Blonde” rehearsals. Photos by Brittany Thomsen

It’s฀time฀for฀Harvard฀Law฀School’s฀most฀ chic฀student฀to฀make฀the฀Southeast฀Missouri฀State฀University’s฀River฀Campus฀ pink.฀Dr.฀Kenneth฀Stilson฀and฀the฀cast฀of฀ “Legally฀Blonde:฀The฀Musical,”฀are฀preparing฀to฀shake฀things฀up฀with฀the฀first฀ big฀musical฀of฀the฀season. Molly฀Dowd฀will฀star฀as฀Elle฀Woods,฀ a฀University฀of฀California-Los฀Angeles฀ sorority฀girl฀who฀is฀unceremoniously฀ dumped฀by฀her฀boyfriend,฀Warner,฀on฀ the฀evening฀that฀she฀believed฀he฀would฀ propose฀to฀her. Warner฀tells฀Elle฀that฀he฀needs฀a฀girlfriend฀who฀is฀“more฀serious.”฀Elle฀then฀ decides฀to฀follow฀him฀across฀the฀country฀to฀Harvard฀Law฀School,฀where฀she฀ intends฀to฀win฀him฀back.฀She฀shakes฀ up฀her฀classmates’฀drab฀wardrobes฀and฀ attitudes฀with฀her฀very฀pink฀attire฀and฀ sunny฀personality,฀all฀while฀working฀ to฀succeed฀in฀law฀school฀and฀impress฀ Warner. The฀musical฀is฀based฀on฀the฀movie��� starring฀Reese฀Witherspoon฀as฀Elle฀and฀ the฀novel฀written฀by฀Amanda฀Brown.฀ The฀musical฀premiered฀on฀Broadway฀in฀ 2007฀and฀closed฀in฀2008฀and฀has฀been฀ performed฀in฀London’s฀West฀End฀and฀in฀ productions฀all฀over฀the฀world.฀Dowd฀ and฀Stilson฀both฀said฀that฀the฀script฀they฀ will฀use฀is฀from฀the฀London฀production,฀ with฀only฀a฀few฀changes฀made฀in฀the฀ song฀lyrics฀and฀dialogue.฀However,฀Stilson฀said฀that฀the฀changes฀are฀so฀minor,฀

they’re฀not฀noticeable,฀even฀to฀a฀person฀who฀has฀seen฀the฀performance฀on฀ Broadway. “Every฀musical฀we฀do฀is฀big,”฀Stilson฀said.฀“This฀is฀one฀of฀the฀most฀complex฀shows฀we’ve฀done.฀It฀has฀so฀many฀ moving฀parts.” Stilson฀also฀said฀that฀the฀musical฀has฀ very฀strong฀visuals,฀with฀many฀costume฀ changes฀for฀the฀characters฀and฀many฀set฀ changes. The฀show฀is฀physically฀demanding,฀ even฀requiring฀crossfit฀trainings฀for฀all฀ of฀the฀cast฀members฀every฀night฀before฀ their฀actual฀rehearsals฀begin. “Whipped฀Into฀Shape,”฀the฀beginning฀number฀for฀the฀second฀act,฀is฀one฀ of฀the฀more฀complex฀scenes,฀requiring฀ the฀cast฀members฀to฀jump฀rope,฀sing,฀act฀ and฀dance฀throughout฀the฀entire฀number.฀Dowd฀said฀that฀she฀was฀happy฀that฀ Elle฀didn’t฀have฀to฀be฀a฀part฀of฀that฀particular฀number.

“Every musical we do is big. This is one of the most complex shows we’ve done. It has so many moving parts.” Dr. Kenneth Stilson Dowd,฀who฀is฀a฀natural฀brunette,฀ has฀been฀dying฀her฀hair฀blonde฀in฀preparation฀for฀the฀role.฀She฀said฀that฀she฀

already฀has฀dyed฀it฀twice,฀but฀she฀will฀do฀ it฀once฀more฀on฀the฀Sunday฀before฀the฀ show’s฀premiere.฀She฀also฀said฀that฀she฀ has฀been฀adding฀more฀and฀more฀pink฀ to฀her฀wardrobe,฀even฀mentioning฀that฀ her฀best฀friend฀goes฀to฀thrift฀shops฀and฀ brings฀back฀something฀pink฀for฀Dowd฀to฀ add฀to฀her฀collection. To฀prepare฀for฀her฀role,฀Dowd฀said฀ that฀she฀watched฀different฀YouTube฀ videos฀of฀other฀actresses฀who฀have฀portrayed฀Elle฀in฀the฀musical฀to฀see฀how฀ they฀performed.฀She฀said฀that฀the฀difference฀between฀Elle฀in฀the฀musical฀and฀ the฀film฀are฀that฀the฀character฀is฀much฀ more฀quirky฀in฀the฀musical,฀rather฀than฀ more฀sweet฀in฀the฀film. Hannah฀Lundy,฀who฀plays฀Paulette,฀ one฀of฀Elle’s฀friends฀that฀she฀meets฀while฀ at฀Harvard,฀said฀that฀one฀of฀her฀most฀ challenging฀numbers฀during฀the฀show฀ is฀her฀solo฀piece฀during฀Act฀I฀called฀ “Ireland.” “It’s฀just฀me฀on฀the฀stage,฀so฀I฀don’t฀ have฀a฀melody฀to฀hide฀behind฀or฀ anything,”฀Lundy฀said. The฀musical฀doesn’t฀just฀stick฀to฀one฀ genre฀of฀music,฀however.฀Stilson฀said฀ that฀there฀is฀“a฀little฀bit฀of฀everything”฀ and฀that฀it’s฀a฀great฀“date฀musical.” “Legally฀Blonde:฀The฀Musical”฀will฀ begin฀at฀7:30฀p.m.฀on฀Oct.฀2-5฀and฀at฀2฀ p.m.฀on฀Oct.฀6฀in฀the฀Donald฀C.฀Bedell฀ Performance฀Hall฀at฀the฀River฀Campus.฀ Tickets฀are฀$17฀or฀$20,฀depending฀on฀ your฀seating.฀To฀purchase฀tickets,฀visit฀ rivercampusevents.com฀or฀the฀River฀ Campus฀box฀office.

Jillian Michaels Health and Wellness Expert

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MEET JILLIAN MICHAELS Compete in a jump rope, push up and sit up competition for a chance to meet Jillian Michaels from 12:15-1:15 p.m. on Sept. 25 on the third floor of the University Center+

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INSPIRE

“BIGGEST Loser” trainer to visit Southeast JILLIAN MICHAELS IS THE FIRST OF FIVE SPEAKERS FOR THIS YEAR’S SPEAKERS SERIES

Speakers Series begins Friday ELLEN FIKE ARROW REPORTER

The฀University฀Speakers฀Series฀is฀starting฀off฀ the฀2013-14฀season฀in฀a฀“fitting”฀way฀with฀ health฀and฀wellness฀expert฀Jillian฀Michaels. Michaels,฀known฀for฀being฀a฀trainer฀on฀the฀ hit฀reality฀series฀“The฀Biggest฀Loser,”฀is฀not฀ only฀focused฀on฀physical฀health฀but฀emotional฀and฀mental฀health฀as฀well. “She’s฀not฀only฀a฀fitness฀expert฀but฀a฀life฀ coach,”฀Joanna฀Shaver,฀coordinator฀for฀campus฀programming,฀said.฀“She’s฀also฀written฀a฀book฀called฀“Unlimited,”฀and฀I฀think฀ [she’s]฀going฀to฀have฀a฀great฀message฀for฀the฀ students.” Although฀Michaels฀was฀an฀overweight฀ child฀herself,฀she฀has฀been฀working฀as฀a฀fitness฀expert฀for฀more฀than฀20฀years.฀She฀was฀ bullied฀by฀her฀classmates฀for฀being฀5฀feet฀2฀ inches฀tall฀and฀175฀pounds฀at฀a฀young฀age. She฀uses฀different฀types฀of฀strength฀training฀techniques฀with฀her฀clients,฀such฀as฀ yoga,฀Pilates฀and฀kickboxing. Michaels฀has฀participated฀in฀all฀but฀three฀ seasons฀of฀the฀reality฀show,฀which฀will฀premiere฀its฀15th฀season฀on฀Oct.฀8.฀Michaels’฀ popularity฀from฀the฀show฀grew,฀leading฀her฀ to฀get฀her฀own,฀albeit฀short-lived,฀spin-off฀ series฀“Losing฀It฀With฀Jillian.”฀The฀show’s฀ premise฀was฀that฀Michaels฀would฀choose฀a฀ different฀family฀and฀help฀them฀lose฀weight฀in฀ one฀week.฀She฀also฀has฀been฀a฀trainer฀on฀the฀ Australian฀version฀of฀“The฀Biggest฀Loser.” A฀healthy฀lifestyle฀has฀helped฀Michaels฀ branch฀out฀to฀other฀television฀shows,฀such฀ as฀“The฀Doctors,”฀and฀has฀been฀the฀subject฀ of฀multiple฀books฀that฀Michaels฀has฀written.฀ Many฀of฀her฀books,฀including฀“Unlimited,”฀

have฀made฀the฀New฀York฀Times฀Bestseller฀ list.฀She฀has฀even฀made฀two฀video฀games฀for฀ the฀Nintendo฀Wii,฀one฀for฀the฀Xbox฀360฀and฀ has฀released฀15฀workout฀DVDs. Shaver฀said฀that฀Michaels฀will฀use฀her฀ book฀“Unlimited”฀as฀a฀speaking฀point฀during฀ her฀lecture.฀Her฀topic฀will฀be฀“motivation฀ and฀inspiration.”฀She฀also฀will฀speak฀about฀ her฀personal฀experiences฀being฀overweight฀ and฀how฀she฀struggled฀to฀overcome฀it. “I฀had฀asked฀her฀to฀speak฀about฀how฀to฀ achieve฀goals,฀whether฀it฀be฀personal,฀physical฀or฀education,฀to฀help฀the฀students฀believe฀ that฀anything฀is฀possible,”฀Shaver฀said. A฀Tuesday฀Night฀Book฀Club฀also฀has฀been฀ started฀in฀conjunction฀with฀the฀University฀ Speakers฀Series,฀since฀many฀of฀the฀upcoming฀speakers,฀including฀Michaels฀and฀ author฀Nicholas฀Sparks,฀have฀written฀books,฀ so฀the฀goal฀is฀to฀get฀their฀message฀to฀the฀students.฀The฀only฀requirement฀for฀joining฀the฀ book฀club฀is฀that฀the฀week’s฀text฀has฀to฀be฀ read฀by฀the฀meeting.฀The฀meetings฀will฀take฀ place฀at฀5:30฀p.m.฀in฀the฀University฀Center฀ Terrace฀Room.฀People฀participating฀should฀ expect฀to฀discuss฀the฀text฀with฀others.฀To฀preregister,฀email฀leadership@semo.edu. Brooke฀Grubb,฀a฀nutrition฀major,฀is฀attending฀the฀event฀and฀expressed฀her฀excitement฀ over฀being฀able฀to฀hear฀Michaels฀speak. “She’s฀a฀great฀motivator,฀and฀seeing฀her฀in฀ person฀and฀hearing฀her฀tell฀her฀story฀will฀really฀put฀things฀into฀perspective,”฀Grubb฀said. Michaels฀will฀speak฀at฀7:30฀p.m.฀on฀Sept.฀ 30฀at฀the฀Show฀Me฀Center.฀Tickets฀are฀free฀to฀ those฀with฀a฀Southeast฀ID฀and฀$10฀for฀others.฀ Tickets฀are฀available฀at฀the฀Show฀Me฀Center฀ box฀office฀or฀online฀at฀showmecenter.biz.

VOLLEYBALL WEAR BLACK

REDHAWKS vs. Eastern Illinois

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FRIDAY, SEPT. 27 6:30 p.m. - Houck Field House Houck FILLED House Help us break the single-game attendance record for Southeast Volleyball

Free Admission with Redhawks Student ID FREE HOUCK FILLED HOUSE T-SHIRT FOR THE FIRST 900 SOUTHEAST STUDENTS!

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COME CELEBRATE

INNOVATE

The Southeast Student Nurses Association and DICE will host a party at 7 p.m. Sept. 26 in Crisp Hall 125 to celebrate Michael J. Fox’s return to television.+

ENTREPRENEURSHIP week flips focus DURING THE WEEK STUDENTS WILL HAVE THE OPPORTUNITY TO COMMUNICATE DIRECTLY WITH LOCAL PROFESSIONALS

Marketing campaign focuses on Southeast during Entrepreneurship Week ASHLEY BOOKS STAFF WRITER

After฀five฀years฀of฀hosting฀a฀Global฀Entrepreneurship฀Week,฀the฀staff฀at฀the฀Center฀for฀ Innovation฀and฀Entrepreneurship฀has฀decided฀to฀take฀a฀different฀approach฀and฀focus฀on฀ entrepreneurship฀at฀Southeast฀Missouri฀State฀ University. “It฀was฀[the฀executive฀director’s]฀vision฀to฀ show฀students฀we฀have฀accepted฀the฀challenge฀to฀accelerate฀creativity,฀innovation฀ and฀entrepreneurship฀across฀campus,”฀said฀ Heather฀Holdman,฀project฀coordinator฀for฀the฀ Center฀for฀Innovation฀and฀Entrepreneurship. The฀event,฀Southeast’s฀Entrepreneurship฀ Week,฀will฀feature฀several฀speakers,฀including฀ Glenn฀Campbell,฀the฀founder฀of฀LIDS,฀Mark฀ Mullins,฀co-author฀of฀“Street฀Smart฀Disciplines฀of฀Successful฀People,”฀and฀Charles฀Stamp฀ Jr.,฀an฀executive฀at฀Deere฀&฀Co.฀The฀staff฀wanted฀to฀provide฀the฀students฀with฀speakers฀ from฀Southeast฀and฀Cape฀Girardeau.฀Dr.฀ James฀Stapleton,฀the฀executive฀director฀for฀the฀ Center฀for฀Innovation฀and฀Entrepreneurship,฀ said฀that฀this฀year’s฀speakers฀will฀help฀give฀students฀a฀new฀perspective฀on฀entrepreneurship. The฀center’s฀staff฀has฀prepared฀for฀the฀ week’s฀events฀for฀the฀past฀year.฀This฀year฀a฀ new฀marketing฀campaign฀also฀was฀implemented฀to฀show฀the฀students฀that฀the฀focus฀is฀ now฀on฀Southeast. Holdman฀believes฀that฀having฀local฀presenters฀will฀make฀it฀easier฀for฀students฀to฀relate฀ to฀them. “I฀think฀it฀gives฀them฀‘OK,฀well฀they฀have฀ been฀here,฀they฀are฀experiencing฀everything฀ that฀we’re฀experiencing฀right฀now,฀and฀have฀

gone฀on฀to฀be฀really,฀really฀successful฀entrepreneurs,’”฀Holdman฀said. During฀the฀week,฀students฀will฀be฀able฀to฀ attend฀events฀that฀range฀from฀the฀Extreme฀ Entrepreneurship฀Tour,฀which฀consists฀of฀a฀ series฀of฀entrepreneur฀speakers฀in฀their฀20s,฀to฀ Coffee฀with฀Entrepreneurs,฀which฀gives฀students฀the฀opportunity฀to฀speak฀with฀professional฀entrepreneurs฀one-on-one. Stapleton฀said฀that฀one฀of฀the฀events฀that฀ has฀been฀popular฀in฀past฀years฀is฀Coffee฀with฀

“It one path to come here, get a degree, go start working for other people. It’s a different path to come here, get a degree, and then get inspired about how to start to build a path to being independent. That’s kind of what entrepreneurship is about.” Dr. James Stapleton Entrepreneurs. “It’s฀just฀a฀casual,฀informal,฀come฀get฀a฀cup฀ of฀joe,฀grab฀a฀donut฀and฀meet฀some฀people฀ who฀do฀interesting฀things,”฀Stapleton฀said.฀ “So฀I฀think฀that฀kind฀of฀atmosphere฀is฀interesting฀as฀well.” During฀the฀week฀students฀also฀will฀be฀able฀

to฀attend฀a฀ceremony฀celebrating฀Southeast฀ acquiring฀a฀new฀building฀on฀Broadway,฀which฀ will฀become฀the฀new฀Creative฀Labs฀Incubator.฀ The฀building฀will฀give฀students฀the฀opportunity฀to฀develop฀and฀design฀their฀own฀products฀ and฀businesses.฀The฀renovations฀are฀expected฀ to฀be฀completed฀by฀fall฀2014. Corrine฀Mueller,฀an฀intern฀for฀the฀Center฀ for฀Innovation฀and฀Entrepreneurship,฀said฀ that฀she฀is฀excited฀to฀hear฀from฀the฀speakers. “Every฀entrepreneurship฀week฀I฀look฀ forward฀to฀because฀of฀the฀stories฀that฀come฀ from฀it฀are฀one฀of฀kind,”฀Mueller฀said.฀“It฀ always฀makes฀it฀more฀interesting฀to฀hear฀first฀ person฀than฀hearing฀it฀from฀a฀teacher฀or฀reading฀it฀out฀of฀a฀textbook.” Stapleton฀also฀wants฀students฀to฀be฀able฀to฀ connect฀with฀other฀entrepreneurs฀throughout฀ the฀week. “One฀of฀the฀things฀that฀made฀the฀biggest฀ difference฀for฀me฀as฀a฀young฀person฀and฀put฀ me฀on฀the฀path฀of฀15฀years฀of฀entrepreneurial฀success฀was฀meeting฀a฀couple฀of฀people฀ that฀could฀become฀mentors฀to฀me฀and฀then฀ starting฀to฀meet฀other฀people฀who฀did฀entrepreneurial฀things,”฀Stapleton฀said.฀“As฀simple฀as฀that฀sounds,฀it’s฀a฀really฀important฀part฀ of฀being฀successful฀in฀the฀entrepreneurial฀ economy.” Holdman฀feels฀that฀the฀different฀events฀will฀ benefit฀students฀because฀all฀of฀the฀activities฀ directly฀relate฀to฀the฀theme฀of฀creativity,฀innovation฀and฀entrepreneurship. Stapleton฀hopes฀that฀throughout฀the฀week฀ students฀will฀learn฀that฀there฀are฀different฀ paths฀to฀follow฀in฀comparison฀to฀the฀traditional฀path. “It’s฀one฀path฀is฀to฀come฀here,฀get฀a฀degree,฀

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go฀start฀working฀for฀other฀people,”฀Stapleton฀said.฀“It’s฀a฀different฀path฀to฀come฀here,฀ get฀a฀degree฀and฀then฀get฀inspired฀about฀how฀ to฀start฀to฀build฀a฀path฀to฀being฀independent.฀That’s฀kind฀of฀what฀entrepreneurship฀is฀ about.” The฀week฀is฀Sept.฀24-28.฀A฀complete฀list฀of฀ the฀week’s฀events฀can฀be฀found฀on฀semo.edu.

Corrine Mueller is an intern for the Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship. Submitted Photo


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FRIDAY NIGHT LEADERSHIP A short leadership conference helped student leaders hone their skills on Friday. Read the full story online at southeastArrow.com.+

TRAVEL

SWAPPING beaches for Washington, D.C. STUDENTS INTERESTED IN LEARNING ABOUT GLOBAL CULTURES CAN APPLY FOR THE TRIP BY OCT. 11

Applications for CSIS trip to Washington D.C. are open for students who are interested MICHAEL RYAN ARROW REPORTER

In฀college,฀Spring฀Break฀has฀become฀synonymous฀in฀the฀ minds฀of฀students฀with฀images฀of฀beaches฀and฀parties,฀but฀ for฀a฀select฀few฀at฀Southeast฀Missouri฀State฀University฀it฀is฀an฀ opportunity฀to฀not฀only฀learn฀new฀things,฀but฀a฀chance฀to฀visit฀ our฀nation’s฀capitol฀in฀Washington,฀D.C. Through฀the฀Center฀for฀Strategic฀and฀International฀Studies,฀students฀get฀the฀chance฀to฀spend฀a฀week฀in฀Washington฀ with฀top฀officials฀learning฀about฀global฀issues.฀For฀professor฀of฀ economics฀and฀faculty฀fellow฀in฀the฀Office฀of฀the฀Provost฀Dr.฀ Willie฀Redmond฀this฀is฀more฀than฀just฀a฀trip,฀it’s฀a฀life-changing฀ opportunity฀that฀any฀Southeast฀student฀would฀benefit฀from.

“I’d do it again in a heartbeat. I think this program taught me to really look at world issues in a new light.” Ashley Books “It’s฀a฀wonderful฀experience฀and฀I฀know฀that฀you’re฀giving฀ away฀possible฀beach฀activities,฀but฀you฀get฀to฀spend฀Spring฀ Break฀in฀D.C.฀around฀true฀policy฀makers฀that฀are฀really฀driving฀ change฀in฀today’s฀world,”฀Redmond฀said.฀“One฀could฀easily฀say฀ this฀is฀a฀good฀resumé฀line฀and฀it฀certainly฀is,฀but฀it’s฀amazing฀ how฀many฀of฀those฀guys฀are฀just฀willing฀to฀give฀someone฀their฀ business฀card฀with฀their฀number.” There฀are฀two฀ways฀for฀students฀to฀apply฀for฀the฀CSIS฀Washington฀trip.฀Students฀can฀either฀apply฀directly฀through฀the฀ dean฀of฀their฀college฀or฀through฀the฀president฀of฀the฀university,฀ Dr.฀Kenneth฀W.฀Dobbins.฀The฀deadline฀for฀applying฀through฀ the฀department฀deans฀passed฀on฀Sept.฀20,฀but฀interested฀

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students฀can฀continue฀to฀apply฀with฀Dobbins฀until฀Oct.฀11. “We฀want฀students฀from฀all฀over฀campus,”฀Redmond฀said.฀ “Speakers฀are฀always฀surprised฀that฀we฀don’t฀just฀have฀30฀political฀science฀majors.฀Each฀dean฀picks฀their฀top฀two-four฀spots,฀ this฀helps฀to฀represent฀all฀of฀the฀Southeast฀campus.฀After฀the฀ deans฀have฀made฀their฀decisions,฀the฀president฀then฀picks฀ eight฀more฀[students].” With฀30฀spots฀available,฀the฀process฀is฀competitive.฀Eligibility฀for฀students฀is฀determined฀by฀four฀key฀qualifications:฀ have฀at฀least฀60฀credit฀hours฀with฀the฀university฀and฀no฀more฀ than฀90,฀a฀GPA฀of฀at฀least฀3.0,฀have฀demonstrated฀leadership฀ involvement฀on฀or฀off฀campus฀and฀finally฀submit฀one฀letter฀of฀ recommendation฀and฀the฀names฀of฀two฀other฀references,฀one฀ of฀whom฀must฀be฀a฀Southeast฀faculty฀or฀staff฀member. “All฀kinds฀of฀things฀add฀value฀[to฀the฀application],”฀Redmond฀said.฀“Obviously฀the฀classroom฀part฀of฀Southeast฀is฀ important฀—฀students฀have฀to฀make฀those฀grades฀because฀ you’re฀competing฀against฀others฀who฀are฀making฀the฀grades฀ —฀unfortunately฀that’s฀a฀way฀in฀which฀one฀is฀valued฀against฀ another฀person฀sometimes.฀However,฀I฀think฀it’s฀very฀important฀to฀take฀advantage฀of฀the฀other฀opportunities฀offered฀on฀ campus,฀whether฀they’re฀clubs฀or฀something฀else.฀There฀are฀ so฀many฀other฀ways฀for฀one฀to฀learn฀about฀life฀and฀grow฀as฀a฀ person.” For฀Southeast฀senior฀Ashley฀Books,฀the฀experience฀was฀so฀ great฀that฀she฀actually฀wished฀she฀could฀go฀again. “I’d฀do฀it฀again฀in฀a฀heartbeat,”฀Books฀said.฀“I฀think฀this฀program฀taught฀me฀to฀really฀look฀at฀world฀issues฀in฀a฀new฀light.” Books฀attended฀the฀March฀2013฀conference฀with฀29฀other฀ Southeast฀students฀and฀got฀the฀chance฀to฀meet฀with฀several฀influential฀people฀in฀Washington฀including฀Gen.฀Martin฀ E.฀Dempsey.฀Dempsey฀serves฀as฀the฀principal฀adviser฀to฀the฀ president,฀the฀secretary฀of฀defense฀and฀the฀National฀Security฀Council.฀By฀law,฀he฀is฀the฀nation’s฀highest-ranking฀military฀ officer.

Southeast student Ashley Books attended the conference in Washington, D.C., in March. Photo by Alyssa Brewer

To฀prepare฀for฀Washington,฀students฀meet฀several฀times฀ beforehand฀and฀have฀several฀reading฀materials฀to฀prepare฀ them. “We฀only฀had฀to฀read฀one฀book฀that฀I฀actually฀just฀downloaded฀to฀my฀iPad,฀but฀I฀tried฀to฀stay฀current฀so฀I’d฀actually฀know฀what฀was฀happening฀around฀the฀world฀at฀the฀time,”฀ Books฀said.฀“I฀would฀say฀the฀experience฀was฀something฀that฀ I฀was฀very฀proud฀to฀be฀a฀part฀of,฀but฀it’s฀sadly฀something฀I’ll฀ never฀be฀a฀part฀of฀again.” For฀more฀information฀regarding฀the฀applications฀and฀the฀ CSIS฀trip฀to฀Washington,฀D.C.,฀visit฀semo.edu/csis.

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SERVE

Students step off campus, out in the community and across the world to serve others WHITNEY LAW COPY EDITOR

Kurt McDowell didn’t get service points in a fraternity when he helped to build a school in Haiti. Brandon Beck did not receive class credit for providing medical care to people living in poverty. The rewards these students received during the summer were the smiles on the faces of people that could give them nothing in return, and that was more than enough for them. Some Southeast Missouri State University students might seek out service organizations, go Greek or sign up for service courses if they want to volunteer, but other students are helping others through campus organizations or local churches. McDowell has gone to Haiti twice and is anxious to return. On his most recent visit, he helped to construct a building that was to serve as a church and a school. The priority, however, was to build relationships with the local children, and that often involved leaving the construction site and joining in a game of soccer with children who were thrilled to have new friends. The Southeast sophomore went to Port Au Prince with eight other people from New Mckendree United Methodist Church in Jackson, Mo. The work days involved waking up around 6 a.m. after sleeping on air mattresses on the ground in 100-degree heat, eating a plain breakfast, doing manual labor for four hours in the morning, taking a break for lunch and then playing with children for the remainder of the day. “We’d play for another three hours, which was way more exhausting than the church site,” McDowell said. “Those kids, they’re so much fun, but so exhausting, but it’s worth every second.” The children were so enthusiastic that they even helped the mission team with their projects. One way the team served the people was with a tree ministry. They gave Haitian people fruit trees, planted them and prayed over them. The goal is that the trees can provide food, shade and a product that the people can sell. “The little kids just loved being around us and the attention and the love we had

for them that they would, like, carry half of the tree for us,” McDowell said. Seeing people with so little being so content gave McDowell a new mindset that shed light on what is truly important. He said that his experience made him realize that there is so much more to life than the abundance we have in America that people aren’t often satisfied with.

“The little kids, they have one outfit, no shoes, walking around as dirty as can be, they probably haven’t had a bath in a month, but they’re so happy to see you.” Brandon Beck “It’s so eye-opening, and it’s so rewarding in its own sense,” McDowell said. “Obviously it’s not tangible. It’s hard to describe. You go to a place that doesn’t have shoes to put on their feet, that barely has any clothes to put on their back, no food to put in their stomach and they’re so happy. They’re so thankful for what they have, and it crushes you. It absolutely crushes you.” McDowell said the relationships that he built with the children and other Haitian people are like gold. When he left a boy from the orphanage who he knew he might not see again, he said he could barely hold back the tears as he was able to communicate to the child that he sincerely loved him. Beck said that the children in Guatemala also were excited and welcoming to his team from Cape Bible Chapel. Beck, a Southeast nursing student, went on a trip focused on meeting medical needs of people in Guatemala as well as showing them

Brandon Beck helps perform minorsurgeries for children in Guatemala Submitted Photo

Kurt Mcdowell holding a boy named Leson at Good Shepard orphanage in Haiti. Submitted Photo

Brandon Beck bonds with the children he met in Guatamala Submitted Photo

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love. Beck, along with nurses, doctors and others set up clinics where they did everything from performing minor surgeries to addressing ailments like the common cold. The houses in the area had dirt floors, and the drinking water looked like a yellow pond, Beck said. The team came in and set up two three-day clinics where they were able to give out some medicines, fit people for glasses, give shots, cut out infections and much more. When they weren’t working there, the team was meeting children that had been rescued from abusive homes and were living in an orphanage. “The little kids they have one outfit, no shoes, walking around as dirty as can be, they probably haven’t had a bath in a month, but they’re so happy to see you,” Beck said. “They’re never going to complain to you. They’re just going to want to have fun with you and play around with you. The reception was really great.” One factor involved in Beck’s decision to go on his first medical mission trip was Cape Bible Chapel’s emphasis on serving. “At Cape Bible Chapel, the motto is ‘Equipping to Serve,’ so it’s not just about let’s learn to be great people, it’s about equipping you to serve in your community and doing all those things,” Beck said. “I think if you ask anybody who went on the trip, of course it was to serve the people but just showing God’s love through that.” Cape Bible Chapel, like other area churches, also has an active ministry at Southeast called Campus Outreach. Campus Outreach seeks to serve in the community and ministries such as Ignite and Catholic Campus Ministries strive to do this as well. Ignite, sponsored by Lacroix Church in Cape Girardeau, has groups called iFams, or Ignite families, that meet weekly and study the Bible, form friendships and find ways to actively do good in the community or on campus. Ignite campus minister Jeffrey Waters said that members of each iFam group might work together as Big Brothers or Big Sisters, or they might help the Salva-

tion Army, but the emphasis is for the students to do this service together. “You have the opportunity to process that experience, to help that experience - not just be something that goes on a resume one day, but actually as you experience those service projects together you can process them and have them play a role in transforming who you are and how you think about the world and how you think about other people,” Waters said. LaCroix will send out hundreds of people on a serve day in Cape Girardeau on Oct. 5, helping people in their own community. Ignite also offers international mission trips so that students can learn and see even more. “It gives them the opportunity to experience Christianity outside of the walls of southeast Missouri culture,” Waters said. “What does the church or what does faith look like in other parts of the world?” Kristen Rainey, the campus minister of the Catholic Campus Ministries also said that their organization is motivated because of their faith. She said that they serve because God calls them to be servants to people and meet needs physically, materially or spiritually. “It is important for us to uphold the dignity of every human person, and often times doing that requires some sort of act of service, whether that be helping an elderly person with their groceries or whether that be helping to uphold the right to life for everyone from conception to natural death or helping somebody who’s homeless to have shelter for the night or even to go further with that and help them find a permanent home or feeding the hungry or clothing the naked,” Rainey said. What McDowell, Beck and the students in campus ministry have in common is that they are willing to give of their time, their energy and their comfort in some cases to help people. In some cases the assistance given comes in the form of life-saving medical care, and sometimes it is just a free hot cup of coffee on a cold day on campus.

Kurt McDowell plays with children at Good Shepard orphanage Submitted Photo

Some children stop to pose for a picture in Guatemala Submitted Photo


 8 ARROW • week of Sept. 25 - Oct.1, 2013

 9 ARROW • week of Sept. 25 - Oct. 1, 2013

SERVE

Students step off campus, out in the community and across the world to serve others WHITNEY LAW COPY EDITOR

Kurt McDowell didn’t get service points in a fraternity when he helped to build a school in Haiti. Brandon Beck did not receive class credit for providing medical care to people living in poverty. The rewards these students received during the summer were the smiles on the faces of people that could give them nothing in return, and that was more than enough for them. Some Southeast Missouri State University students might seek out service organizations, go Greek or sign up for service courses if they want to volunteer, but other students are helping others through campus organizations or local churches. McDowell has gone to Haiti twice and is anxious to return. On his most recent visit, he helped to construct a building that was to serve as a church and a school. The priority, however, was to build relationships with the local children, and that often involved leaving the construction site and joining in a game of soccer with children who were thrilled to have new friends. The Southeast sophomore went to Port Au Prince with eight other people from New Mckendree United Methodist Church in Jackson, Mo. The work days involved waking up around 6 a.m. after sleeping on air mattresses on the ground in 100-degree heat, eating a plain breakfast, doing manual labor for four hours in the morning, taking a break for lunch and then playing with children for the remainder of the day. “We’d play for another three hours, which was way more exhausting than the church site,” McDowell said. “Those kids, they’re so much fun, but so exhausting, but it’s worth every second.” The children were so enthusiastic that they even helped the mission team with their projects. One way the team served the people was with a tree ministry. They gave Haitian people fruit trees, planted them and prayed over them. The goal is that the trees can provide food, shade and a product that the people can sell. “The little kids just loved being around us and the attention and the love we had

for them that they would, like, carry half of the tree for us,” McDowell said. Seeing people with so little being so content gave McDowell a new mindset that shed light on what is truly important. He said that his experience made him realize that there is so much more to life than the abundance we have in America that people aren’t often satisfied with.

“The little kids, they have one outfit, no shoes, walking around as dirty as can be, they probably haven’t had a bath in a month, but they’re so happy to see you.” Brandon Beck “It’s so eye-opening, and it’s so rewarding in its own sense,” McDowell said. “Obviously it’s not tangible. It’s hard to describe. You go to a place that doesn’t have shoes to put on their feet, that barely has any clothes to put on their back, no food to put in their stomach and they’re so happy. They’re so thankful for what they have, and it crushes you. It absolutely crushes you.” McDowell said the relationships that he built with the children and other Haitian people are like gold. When he left a boy from the orphanage who he knew he might not see again, he said he could barely hold back the tears as he was able to communicate to the child that he sincerely loved him. Beck said that the children in Guatemala also were excited and welcoming to his team from Cape Bible Chapel. Beck, a Southeast nursing student, went on a trip focused on meeting medical needs of people in Guatemala as well as showing them

Brandon Beck helps perform minorsurgeries for children in Guatemala Submitted Photo

Kurt Mcdowell holding a boy named Leson at Good Shepard orphanage in Haiti. Submitted Photo

Brandon Beck bonds with the children he met in Guatamala Submitted Photo

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love. Beck, along with nurses, doctors and others set up clinics where they did everything from performing minor surgeries to addressing ailments like the common cold. The houses in the area had dirt floors, and the drinking water looked like a yellow pond, Beck said. The team came in and set up two three-day clinics where they were able to give out some medicines, fit people for glasses, give shots, cut out infections and much more. When they weren’t working there, the team was meeting children that had been rescued from abusive homes and were living in an orphanage. “The little kids they have one outfit, no shoes, walking around as dirty as can be, they probably haven’t had a bath in a month, but they’re so happy to see you,” Beck said. “They’re never going to complain to you. They’re just going to want to have fun with you and play around with you. The reception was really great.” One factor involved in Beck’s decision to go on his first medical mission trip was Cape Bible Chapel’s emphasis on serving. “At Cape Bible Chapel, the motto is ‘Equipping to Serve,’ so it’s not just about let’s learn to be great people, it’s about equipping you to serve in your community and doing all those things,” Beck said. “I think if you ask anybody who went on the trip, of course it was to serve the people but just showing God’s love through that.” Cape Bible Chapel, like other area churches, also has an active ministry at Southeast called Campus Outreach. Campus Outreach seeks to serve in the community and ministries such as Ignite and Catholic Campus Ministries strive to do this as well. Ignite, sponsored by Lacroix Church in Cape Girardeau, has groups called iFams, or Ignite families, that meet weekly and study the Bible, form friendships and find ways to actively do good in the community or on campus. Ignite campus minister Jeffrey Waters said that members of each iFam group might work together as Big Brothers or Big Sisters, or they might help the Salva-

tion Army, but the emphasis is for the students to do this service together. “You have the opportunity to process that experience, to help that experience - not just be something that goes on a resume one day, but actually as you experience those service projects together you can process them and have them play a role in transforming who you are and how you think about the world and how you think about other people,” Waters said. LaCroix will send out hundreds of people on a serve day in Cape Girardeau on Oct. 5, helping people in their own community. Ignite also offers international mission trips so that students can learn and see even more. “It gives them the opportunity to experience Christianity outside of the walls of southeast Missouri culture,” Waters said. “What does the church or what does faith look like in other parts of the world?” Kristen Rainey, the campus minister of the Catholic Campus Ministries also said that their organization is motivated because of their faith. She said that they serve because God calls them to be servants to people and meet needs physically, materially or spiritually. “It is important for us to uphold the dignity of every human person, and often times doing that requires some sort of act of service, whether that be helping an elderly person with their groceries or whether that be helping to uphold the right to life for everyone from conception to natural death or helping somebody who’s homeless to have shelter for the night or even to go further with that and help them find a permanent home or feeding the hungry or clothing the naked,” Rainey said. What McDowell, Beck and the students in campus ministry have in common is that they are willing to give of their time, their energy and their comfort in some cases to help people. In some cases the assistance given comes in the form of life-saving medical care, and sometimes it is just a free hot cup of coffee on a cold day on campus.

Kurt McDowell plays with children at Good Shepard orphanage Submitted Photo

Some children stop to pose for a picture in Guatemala Submitted Photo


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FOURTEEN X FIVE X FOUR The fall faculty recital will be at the River Campus at 3 p.m. on Sunday. Read more about the event at southeastArrow.com.+

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CRADER Lecture touches on al-Qaida LECTURE IS FUNDED BY THE CRADER FAMILY ENDOWMENT FOR AMERICAN VALUES

Guest lecturer Mary Habeck sheds light on ‘AlQaida and Islam: What’s the Real Connection?’ Habeck will cover many topics related to al-Qaida and its relation to Islam CHRISTINA CHASTAIN ARROW REPORTER

(Top) A view of the Honors House on campus. (Bottom) Mary Habeck will visit Southeast to speak on al-Qaida. Submitted photos

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Al-Qaida฀groups฀and฀the฀Islam฀religion฀ often฀get฀lumped฀into฀the฀same฀group,฀ although฀they฀are฀drastically฀different.฀ This฀year’s฀Crader฀lecture,฀titled฀“AlQaida฀and฀Islam:฀What’s฀the฀Real฀Connection?”฀addresses฀this฀issue฀and฀aims฀ to฀informing฀the฀public฀about฀the฀connection฀between฀the฀two. Mary฀Habeck,฀associate฀professor฀of฀ strategic฀studies฀at฀Johns฀Hopkins฀University,฀will฀be฀the฀guest฀lecturer฀this฀ year. “This฀is฀a฀very฀timely฀topic,”฀said฀Craig฀ Roberts,฀professor฀of฀mathematics฀and฀ director฀of฀the฀Jane฀Stephens฀Honors฀ Program.฀“This฀lecture฀will฀show฀how฀alQaida฀tries฀to฀justify฀itself฀with฀Islam฀and฀ how฀that฀it฀so฀unfair฀to฀the฀religion.” Roberts฀said฀that฀Habeck฀aims฀to฀ explain฀how฀Islam฀is฀a฀peaceful฀religion฀ and฀that฀al-Qaida฀is฀a฀group฀of฀extremists,฀not฀in฀the฀mainstream฀mindset฀of฀ the฀religion. “[Al-Qaida]฀wants฀to฀prove฀

themselves฀to฀their฀own฀people,”฀said฀ Wayne฀Bowen,฀professor฀and฀chair฀of฀ the฀Department฀of฀History.฀“It฀is฀very฀ important฀that฀we฀know฀that.฀Nothing฀ was฀directed฀at฀the฀United฀States฀or฀the฀ world.฀They฀just฀picked฀the฀United฀States฀for฀their฀initial฀attack฀for฀the฀obvious฀ reasons.฀It฀wasn’t฀a฀declaration฀of฀war.” The฀lecture฀is฀funded฀by฀the฀Crader฀Family฀Endowment฀for฀American฀ Values,฀which฀is฀devoted฀to฀increasing฀ the฀knowledge฀and฀appreciation฀of฀political,฀religious฀and฀economic฀issues฀for฀ Southeast฀Missouri฀State฀University฀students฀and฀the฀community. “We฀are฀really฀wanting฀the฀community฀and฀students฀to฀think฀in฀a฀broader฀ way฀and฀reconsider฀their฀views฀on฀a฀lot฀ of฀subjects,฀not฀just฀al-Qaida,฀but฀what’s฀ going฀on฀in฀the฀world,”฀Bowen฀said. Habeck฀earned฀her฀Bachelor฀of฀Arts฀in฀ international฀studies฀in฀1986฀from฀Ohio฀ State฀University.฀She฀earned฀a฀Master฀of฀ Arts฀in฀international฀relations฀in฀1989฀ and฀a฀doctorate฀in฀history฀in฀1996,฀both฀ from฀Yale฀University. She฀worked฀in฀various฀positions฀at฀ Yale฀University฀from฀1993฀to฀2005.฀She฀ has฀lectured฀and฀taught฀courses฀on฀ American฀wars฀from฀the฀Civil฀War฀to฀ World฀War฀II,฀revolutions,฀warrior฀cultures,฀military฀theory฀and฀historical฀ periods.฀She฀also฀has฀presented฀at฀conferences฀and฀provided฀briefings฀on฀ topics฀related฀to฀al-Qaida฀and฀national฀

security. In฀addition,฀Habeck฀has฀conducted฀ research฀on฀subjects฀related฀to฀history,฀ jihad,฀Spain,฀Korea,฀Russia฀and฀the฀bombing฀of฀the฀World฀Trade฀Center฀in฀2001.฀ She฀is฀fluent฀in฀Russian,฀German฀and฀ Spanish,฀and฀she฀has฀reading฀knowledge฀ of฀Latin,฀Attic฀Greek฀and฀Modern฀Standard฀Arabic.

“[Al-Qaida] wants to prove themselves to their own people. It is very important that we know that. Nothing was directed at the United States or the world. They just picked the United States for their initial attack for the obvious reasons. It wasn’t a declaration of war.” Wayne Bowen The฀lecture฀will฀be฀at฀7฀p.m.฀on฀Thursday฀in฀the฀Rose฀Theater฀in฀Grauel฀ Building.

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RAISING money for breast cancer research FORMER VOLLEBALL COACH CINDY GANNON HAS HELPED PROVIDE MORE THAN 2,000 MAMMOGRAMS FOR WOMEN

‘Dig for Life’ fundraiser founded by Southeast staff member MICHAEL RYAN ARROW REPORTER

The฀American฀Cancer฀Society฀estimates฀that฀ 39,620฀women฀will฀die฀from฀breast฀cancer฀this฀ year฀alone. October฀is฀breast฀cancer฀awareness฀ month,฀and฀people฀like฀senior฀associate฀ athletic฀director฀and฀senior฀woman฀administrator฀Cindy฀Gannon฀are฀helping฀to฀make฀ sure฀breast฀cancer฀doesn’t฀take฀another฀life.฀ Through฀Gannon’s฀program฀Dig฀for฀Life฀she฀is฀ helping฀to฀make฀sure฀all฀woman฀are฀not฀only฀ aware฀of฀the฀threat฀they฀face฀but฀are฀armed฀to฀ fight฀it. With฀the฀help฀of฀Saint฀Francis฀Medical฀ Center฀and฀Southeast฀Missouri฀State฀University,฀Gannon฀has฀helped฀to฀provide฀2,000฀ mammograms฀for฀women฀in฀the฀Cape฀Girardeau฀area.฀These฀tests฀can฀help฀to฀provide฀ early฀detection฀of฀breast฀cancer.

how฀a฀dig฀is฀a฀save,฀that’s฀how฀it฀all฀kind฀of฀fell฀ into฀“saving฀lives,฀digging฀balls.”฀It฀just฀came฀ together. We฀started฀with฀pledges฀per฀dig,฀but฀it’s฀ now฀evolved฀into฀people฀making฀flat฀donations.฀Some฀people฀still฀choose฀to฀pledge฀per฀ dig,฀but฀now฀Dig฀for฀Life฀works฀with฀Pink฀Up฀ Cape.

over฀300฀businesses฀that฀participate฀in฀all.฀It’s฀ amazing฀how฀pink฀everything฀in฀Cape฀will฀be.

Q. How does Dig for Life raise money? A.฀We฀support฀the฀cause฀in฀creating฀awareness฀through฀our฀department฀that฀we฀promote฀during฀athletic฀nights.฀We฀have฀“pink฀ up”฀nights฀through฀many฀of฀our฀sports฀teams.฀

A.฀Students฀can฀get฀involved฀by฀attending฀ our฀events,฀and฀we฀encourage฀them฀to฀wear฀ pink฀during฀our฀Pink฀Up฀Cape฀nights.฀If฀there฀ are฀any฀campus฀organizations฀that฀would฀ want฀to฀get฀involved฀they฀would฀simply฀need฀ to฀either฀call฀me฀directly฀or฀visit฀DigForLife. com.฀Anytime฀you’re฀supporting฀the฀cause฀it’s฀ wonderful.

A.฀I฀actually฀started฀with฀Southeast฀as฀the฀ volleyball฀coach฀and฀am฀now฀in฀my฀27th฀year฀ with฀the฀university.฀I฀was฀the฀volleyball฀coach฀ for฀16฀years,฀and฀I฀went฀into฀administration฀ full฀time฀in฀2006.

Q. How has the Southeast community helped? A.฀There฀are฀several฀events฀that฀take฀place฀ throughout฀the฀year.฀Saint฀Francis฀has฀an฀ event฀called฀Pink฀Up฀Cape฀Kickoff฀Party฀on฀ Sept.฀24,฀and฀there฀are฀many฀more฀events฀that฀ you฀can฀see฀through฀our฀website. Obviously฀something฀like฀this฀needs฀the฀ support฀of฀a฀lot฀of฀people,฀and฀it฀doesn’t฀continue฀to฀grow฀without฀a฀group฀of฀people฀who฀ actually฀take฀hold฀and฀continually฀add฀great฀ events฀and฀ideas฀—฀the฀team฀at฀Saint฀Francis฀is฀just฀phenomenal.฀For฀me฀it’s฀just฀exciting฀and฀refreshing฀to฀know฀that฀this฀is฀such฀ a฀fantastic฀community฀that฀will฀rise฀to฀the฀ occasion.

Q. What is Dig for Life? A.฀Dig฀for฀Life฀is฀a฀fundraising/breast฀cancer฀ awareness฀initiative฀that฀was฀started฀in฀2001.฀ It’s฀a฀partnership฀that฀initially฀began฀with฀ Southeast฀volleyball฀and฀Saint฀Francis฀Medical฀Center. Now,฀since฀2001,฀we฀have฀partnered฀with฀ the฀majority฀of฀our฀athletic฀teams฀and฀Saint฀ Francis฀Medical฀Center฀to฀provide฀an฀opportunity฀to฀raise฀funds฀towards฀mammograms฀ for฀women฀in฀the฀Southeast฀Missouri฀area฀ who฀couldn’t฀afford฀one฀otherwise.

Q. Why did you start Dig for Life?

Q. What is a dig? A.฀A฀dig฀is฀a฀defensive฀save฀that฀applies฀when฀ someone฀attacks฀the฀ball,฀and฀we฀actually฀ end฀up฀saving฀it฀from฀scoring฀a฀point.฀Seeing฀

A.฀Something฀always฀has฀to฀begin฀with฀a฀ vision,฀so฀I฀pitched฀my฀idea฀to฀Saint฀Francis’s฀ CEO฀and฀marketing฀director.฀I฀met฀with฀them,฀ gave฀them฀my฀pitch฀and฀story.฀Within฀a฀week฀ there฀was฀a฀huge฀marketing฀proposal.฀They฀ had฀four฀or฀five฀different฀logos,฀and฀they฀ actually฀allowed฀my฀volleyball฀team฀and฀I฀to฀ pick฀the฀logo.฀The฀logo฀picked฀has฀been฀used฀ since฀2001.฀It’s฀just฀been฀a฀fantastic฀partnership,฀and฀it’s฀amazing฀the฀dedication฀that฀Saint฀ Francis฀has฀had฀and฀the฀impact฀they’re฀having฀ on฀the฀lives฀of฀people฀in฀the฀Southeast฀region.

Q. How can students help or get involved?

Q. How long have you been with Southeast?

A.฀My฀mother฀died฀of฀breast฀cancer฀in฀2000,฀ and฀I฀wanted฀to฀do฀something฀in฀her฀honor฀ that฀would฀in฀turn฀hopefully฀have฀the฀opportunity฀to฀impact฀other฀folks฀so฀they฀wouldn’t฀ have฀to฀experience฀breast฀cancer฀in฀their฀lives.฀ We฀started฀raising฀money฀for฀every฀“dig”฀the฀ volleyball฀team฀would฀make฀in฀the฀month฀of฀ October.

the partnership with Saint Francis started?

Cindy Gannon is the founder of “Dig for Life.” She is the current senior associate athletic director and senior woman administrator at Southeast. Photo by Alyssa Brewer

Q. What is Pink Up Cape? A.฀It’s฀one฀program฀that฀is฀kind฀of฀a฀branch฀off฀ of฀Dig฀for฀Life฀that฀helps฀to฀bring฀awareness฀ to฀Cape฀by฀“pinking฀up”฀the฀town฀through฀ various฀businesses.฀The฀bridge฀will฀be฀lit฀up฀ in฀pink,฀and฀we฀also฀do฀the฀ribbons฀on฀campus.฀It’s฀just฀a฀phenomenal฀program—I฀mean฀ there฀will฀be฀pink฀light฀bulbs฀and฀pink฀feather฀ flags฀outside฀of฀businesses.฀I฀believe฀there฀are฀

More฀so฀than฀us฀doing฀the฀fundraising,฀we’re฀ helping฀to฀create฀awareness฀about฀the฀program.฀Our฀student฀athletes฀help฀volunteer฀to฀ help฀with฀pinking฀up฀Cape,฀including฀the฀placement฀of฀ribbons,฀banners฀and฀even฀uniforms.฀Our฀baseball฀team฀will฀even฀be฀riding฀ the฀Pink฀Up฀Cape฀float฀for฀homecoming.฀It’s฀ really฀a฀departmental-wide฀effort฀in฀support฀ of฀this฀program.

Q. Anything else you would like people to know? A.฀For฀me฀it’s฀a฀little฀bit฀overwhelming฀to฀know฀ that฀somehow฀the฀memory฀of฀my฀mom฀gets฀ to฀stay฀alive฀through฀a฀program฀like฀this,฀not฀ for฀everybody,฀but฀for฀me฀it฀does.฀So฀when฀ I฀see฀the฀bridge฀pink฀or฀someone฀making฀a฀ donation,฀in฀my฀mind฀my฀mom’s฀memory฀ is฀able฀to฀stay฀alive฀and฀vivid฀for฀me฀and฀ knowing฀that฀somehow฀her฀losing฀her฀life฀to฀ breast฀cancer฀maybe฀had฀the฀opportunity฀to฀ save฀someone฀else’s฀life.

Q. How exactly was

If you could combine two sports, what would they be, and what would you name it?

Andelo Jones Football and swimming, and I would call it fwimming because it’s a funny name, and I like it.

Amy Schwartzbaugh Soccer and basketball—boccer. We played it in P.E. at my high school.

Alison Wuebbels I would do baseball and basketball and call it baseketball...Oh wait.

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John Schwartz Soccer and volleyball. Probably call it soccer-volleyball. It would be similar to soccer-tennis.


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RAINN DAY Find out about violence prevention on Sept. 26 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the University Center. Read the full story online at southeastArrow.com.+

CONNECT FIRM visits Southeast

CONSOLIDATED GRAIN AND BARGE RECRUITERS HOSTED A BARBECUE AND GAVE A PRESENTATION TO STUDENTS

Agriculture firm hosts event to attract prospective job-seeking Southeast graduates JIM SPENCE ARROW REPORTER

There฀is฀an฀agriculture฀firm฀nearby฀Southeast฀Missouri฀State฀ University฀that฀has฀a฀high฀regard฀for฀the฀students฀that฀it฀hires฀ after฀they฀have฀graduated฀from฀Southeast. It฀even฀counts฀Southeast฀among฀the฀top฀five฀in฀the฀nation฀ for฀producing฀persistent฀workers฀and฀innovative฀thinkers฀in฀ their฀industry. The฀company฀is฀well฀known฀by฀the฀staff฀and฀students฀in฀the฀ agriculture฀department฀at฀Southeast฀but฀is฀casually฀referred฀to฀ as฀Consolidated฀Grain฀and฀Barge.฀CGB,฀which฀has฀mid-south฀ region฀offices฀in฀Memphis,฀specializes฀in฀the฀movement฀and฀ shipment฀of฀grains฀for฀farmers,฀whether฀it฀should฀be฀by฀rail,฀ highway฀or฀water.฀The฀farmers฀depend฀on฀these฀services฀to฀ deliver฀their฀products฀to฀various฀markets. CGB฀has฀been฀in฀existence฀for฀more฀than฀40฀years,฀according฀to฀Cindy฀Schweppe-Revelle,฀the฀regional฀human฀resources฀manager฀for฀the฀corporation’s฀mid-south฀region. She฀said฀in฀the฀last฀few฀years฀the฀company฀has฀become฀ increasingly฀attracted฀to฀Southeast’s฀students฀and฀more฀so฀in฀ recent฀years. “My฀greatest฀passion,”฀Schweppe-Revelle฀said,฀her฀eyes฀ widening฀with฀excitement,฀“was฀hiring฀these฀talented฀young฀ people฀and฀watching฀where฀they’re฀going฀to฀end฀up. “By฀hiring฀them,”฀she฀said฀“It’s฀changing฀their฀very฀lives.” In฀2011,฀the฀company฀only฀hired฀one฀graduate฀of฀the฀university.฀That฀increased฀to฀two฀in฀2012฀and฀four฀2013฀graduates.฀ The฀company฀also฀took฀on฀three฀interns฀from฀Southeast฀over฀ the฀summer. As฀a฀show฀of฀appreciation,฀the฀company฀gave฀a฀short฀presentation฀followed฀by฀a฀barbeque฀on฀Sept.฀18. As฀part฀of฀the฀presentation,฀a฀100-square-foot฀screen฀was฀ utilized฀to฀show฀a฀powerpoint.฀The฀agriculture฀department฀ couldn’t฀locate฀one,฀so฀CGB฀donated฀the฀several฀hundred฀ dollar฀screen฀to฀the฀department.

Consolidated Grain and Barge representative Ed Ide was on hand to answer students’ questions on Sept. 28. Photo by Jim Spence Only฀Iowa,฀Purdue,฀Illinois฀and฀Ohio฀universities฀rank฀ahead฀ of฀Southeast฀in฀the฀number฀of฀graduates฀hired฀and฀recruited฀ by฀CGB. Ed฀Ide฀also฀was฀in฀attendance฀at฀the฀David฀M.฀Barton฀ Research฀Center,฀seeking฀to฀make฀contact฀with฀students.฀Ide฀is฀ the฀general฀manager฀of฀the฀mid-south฀region฀at฀CGB฀enterprises.฀The฀presentation฀and฀barbeque฀became฀an฀impromptu฀ job฀fair,฀with฀several฀students฀providing฀Ide฀and฀SchweppeRevelle฀their฀resumes. Recent฀graduate฀and฀newly฀hired฀CGB฀employee฀Dennis฀Kinkead฀spoke฀glowingly฀of฀CGB’s฀assistance฀to฀him฀in฀his฀ relocation฀process. “CGB฀paid฀100฀percent฀of฀my฀housing฀while฀I฀worked฀as฀ an฀intern,”฀Kinkead฀said.฀“And฀they฀even฀helped฀me฀find฀an฀ apartment฀in฀the฀Memphis฀area฀after฀I฀was฀hired.”

Southeast kicks of Family Weekend Friday AMBER CASON ARROW REPORTER

Southeast฀Missouri฀State฀University฀will฀welcome฀families฀to฀campus฀to฀enjoy฀a฀wide฀variety฀of฀activities,฀including฀ sports,฀music฀and฀the฀arts฀for฀the฀campus’฀annual฀Family฀ Weekend฀from฀Sept.฀27-29. An฀all-female฀artist฀art฀exhibition฀will฀take฀place฀at฀ the฀Crisp฀Museum฀at฀the฀River฀Campus฀on฀Friday,฀the฀ Southeast฀volleyball฀team฀will฀play฀against฀Eastern฀Illinois฀ University฀and฀later฀that฀night฀a฀late-night฀showing฀of฀“Iron฀ Man฀3”฀will฀be฀held฀at฀Cape฀West฀14฀Cine. On฀Saturday,฀campus฀events฀will฀take฀place฀from฀9฀a.m.฀to฀ 6฀p.m.,฀when฀the฀football฀game฀against฀UT-Martin฀begins. Events฀will฀begin฀at฀9฀a.m.฀at฀the฀University฀Center฀with฀a฀ complimentary฀breakfast฀with฀university฀President฀Dr.฀Kenneth฀W.฀Dobbins. Michele฀Irby,฀the฀director฀of฀Campus฀Life฀and฀Event฀Services฀and฀coordinator฀of฀Family฀Weekend฀events,฀said฀she฀ encourages฀families฀and฀students฀to฀attend,฀meet฀the฀president฀and฀enjoy฀a฀free฀breakfast. Throughout฀the฀day฀family฀members,฀students฀and฀ friends฀will฀be฀able฀to฀enjoy฀everything฀from฀a฀city฀bus฀tour฀ of฀campus฀and฀Cape฀Girardeau,฀tailgating,฀magicians,฀student฀performances฀and฀Redhawks฀RECess,฀a฀free฀program฀ for฀children฀ages฀5-12฀to฀swim,฀rock฀climb฀and฀play฀games. Last฀year,฀more฀than฀1,000฀students฀and฀family฀members฀ attended฀events฀many฀of฀whom,฀according฀to฀Irby,฀were฀ first-years฀student.฀Irby฀is฀hoping฀for฀the฀same฀turnout,฀if฀ not฀a฀larger฀one฀this฀year. Southeast฀junior฀Kali฀Blechle฀plans฀to฀have฀her฀father฀ attend฀this฀year. “I฀am฀really฀excited฀for฀my฀dad฀to฀come,”฀Blechle฀said.฀ “We฀can’t฀wait฀to฀tailgate฀and฀watch฀the฀game,฀I฀think฀it฀will฀ be฀a฀really฀fun฀time.” All฀activities,฀with฀the฀exception฀of฀the฀football฀game,฀are฀ free฀of฀charge฀and฀open฀to฀everyone.

70 Years and Still Throwing

Al-Qaida and Islam: What’s the Real Connection? A lecture by Dr. Mary Habeck

Thursday, Sept. 26, 2013, 7 p.m. Rose Theatre Grauel Building, 408 N. Pacific

Our Motto “We hope you come hungry, leave full, and hopefully have a laugh or two! 2305 E. Malone • Sikeston, MO (573) 471-4261 Hours: 10:30 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.

Free and Open to the Public Dr. Mary Habeck, author and associate professor of strategic studies at Johns Hopkins, will provide a nuanced discussion of this diicult, but vital, issue. She will show that the violence carried out by al-Qaida is part of an on-going struggle over the future of Islam, one that al-Qaida hopes to win through the murder and intimidation not of Americans but Muslims around the world.

Sponsored by Stan and Debbie Crader, Don and Saundra Crader, the Department of History, College of Liberal Arts and the Southeast Missouri University Foundation

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ROOTING for Southeast REDHAWKS FOOTBALL TEAM PLAYED AGAINST SOUTHERN ILLINOIS UNIVERSITY AT BUSCH STADIUM

Which is your strangest item in your bucket list and why did you choose it? Logan Suzanne Young The฀strangest฀item฀in฀my฀bucket฀list฀is฀my฀ secret฀wish฀to฀one฀day฀become฀Tina฀Fey.฀ Doesn’t฀seem฀likely฀at฀this฀point฀in฀my฀ life,฀but฀I’m฀keeping฀the฀hope฀alive.

Ben Hendricks I’ve฀always฀wanted฀to฀put฀on฀a฀pair฀of฀Shaq’s฀shoes.฀ You฀know,฀just฀to฀see฀what฀it฀would฀look฀like.

Amanda Sachtleben I฀want฀to฀scuba฀dive฀through฀one฀of฀Jason฀ deCaires฀Taylor’s฀underwater฀sculpture฀parks.฀ He฀creates฀countless฀statues฀of฀people฀doing฀ average,฀daily฀tasks฀and฀places฀them฀on฀the฀ ocean฀loor.฀Seeing฀that฀would฀be฀so฀cool!

Matt Brucker Running฀of฀the฀Bulls฀in฀Spain,฀because฀ that฀would฀be฀just฀plain฀awesome!

Southeast cheerleader Joshua Jamal and Rowdy take photos before Southeast’s football game at Busch Stadium on Saturday. Photo by Alyssa Brewer

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SLINGER’S CHANGES Slinger’s Nightclub and Lounge are once again allowing entry to 18 year olds. For other recent changes read the story online at southeastArrow.com.+

A-TEAM

EXPANDING the A-Team MEMBERS WRITE WEEKLY ADVICE COLUMNS AND SHARE OPINIONS RELEVANT TO STUDENTS

Arrow welcomes four new members to offer students guidance MAURICE BURNS A-TEAM MEMBER

MADISON BOEMECKE A-TEAM MEMBER

I’m Maurice Burns, and I’m a senior here at Southeast Missouri State University. I’m from St. Louis, and I’m a television and film major with a minor in creative writing. I’m a bit pop culture obsessive, and when I’m not taking classes in Grauel or working in Kent Library, I spend the majority of my time getting every penny’s worth out of my Netflix and Hulu Plus accounts. Along with my extended online streaming sprees, I also enjoy photography, watching sports and eating a well-rounded breakfast, regardless of the time of day. I’ve been told it’s the most important meal, so I see no reason why I shouldn’t revel in its tastiness as frequently as possible. I feel very excited and privileged to have been chosen for the part of Mr. T in the

A-Team. I’ve always found this segment of the Arrow interesting and helpful. The topics the members discuss are always relevant to what’s going on in the lives of college students, and I’ve Maurice Burns always found their outlooks insightful and pleasing to read. I look forward to sharing my own unique and oftentimes outlandish perspectives with our readers and hope that they prove to be valuable and entertaining.

KACIE SANDLIN A-TEAM MEMBER

My name is Madison Boemecke, but everyone calls me Madi for short. I am a junior this year at Southeast Missouri State University. I am currently a member of Alpha Chi Omega, PRSSA, Riverfront PR and now the A-Team. My major is public relations with my minor in fashion merchandising. My dream job would be to work in the public relations department at a big-time fashion company in New York, but for now, I work at Beef O’Brady’s as a waitress. If I’m not working, I’m usually eating at Towers or hanging out with my sorority sisters. Writing and blogging have always been a passion of mine, so I’m super excited and ready to start my next adventure with the A-Team. Through this experience as a writer I hope to relate, connect and maybe even

inspire students with my advice columns. I already love being involved on campus and joining this team is just another way I can make an impact here at Southeast. As a new addition Madison Boemecke to the A-Team, I am definitely looking forward to giving all of the Arrow’s readers some really great advice and maybe even a couple of laughs.

ALEX FRISBY A-TEAM MEMBER

I cannot think of a better way to start out than by screaming to the world how excited I am to be a part of the A-Team! As a freshman at Southeast, I found myself longing to recreate the life I had as a high school senior. When school was in full swing, I was barely able to breathe due to so many extracurriculars; however, after graduation, I found myself moving on with life and deserted by all of the clubs that had once claimed my membership. I searched for ways to become involved on campus (along with searching for parking spaces, and the correct classrooms and former classmates to help pull me through this comedic tragedy that is freshman year) and eventually found my calling on the back page of the Arrow. I applied, and to my surprise I was accepted! I have always loved writing and cannot

wait to be able to connect with everyone through columns and blogs! My plan is to calm down and truly enjoy college, a muchneeded change of pace from high school. Kacie Sandlin I am currently enrolled as a fashion merchandising major, but life and dreams can guide us in all directions. No matter the path I choose, including the steps and missteps I may take to get there, I am thrilled to be able to document it with every fellow Redhawk!

Hey! My name is Alex Frisby. I am a 20-yearold senior. I am majoring in public relations and have a minor in Spanish. When I am not in class, I work in Vandiver Hall as a secondyear resident assistant. Other than school, my RA job is the most important aspect of my life at Southeast. It has transformed my life more than I could ever have imagined it would, and I truly believe that I will use my experiences from the RA job for the rest of my life. Although my life can be very busy and stressful, I would say that overall I’m a pretty simple girl. I love to run, read my Bible, eat froyo and peanut butter, listen to Imagine Dragons and have a good time with my

friends, all while keeping up with a long-distance relationship. I’m excited to share my experiences and opinions with our readers throughout the year. I hope that you will look forward to Alex Frisby hearing from me and that through my writing I can encourage and challenge you. I am extremely excited to be a part of the A-Team and look forward to the journey ahead!

Returning A-Team members FCA huddles, sports teams, youth groups & other student ministries welcome to attend Benny Dorris

Jen Gradl

Billy Schmitz

Wednesday, October 2, 2013 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm Cape Central High School Football Stadium

Visit the Arrow office at 5 p.m. on Wednesday in Grauel 117 if you are interested in joining our team.

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Students from local area high schools and the University will share their faith stories.

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The event sponsored by the Fellowship of Christian Athletes’

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