Week of October 1, 2001



CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo., Sept. 28, 2001 - Cape Girardeau Chief of Police Steve Strong and Cape Girardeau Fire Chief Mike Lakman will be the guests Sept. 30 on WDKA-49-TV's "City Source" program.

The program will air at 5:30 a.m. on Channel 49.

"City Source" focuses on a variety of services provided by the City of Cape Girardeau. City Public Information Officer Tracy Glenn will host the program.

The show will also air on Tuesday, Oct. 2 and Thursday, Oct. 4 at 7 p.m. on Channel 5.

The program is produced by the Southeast Missouri State University Student Chapter of the Media Communications Association.

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CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo., Sept. 28, 2001 - Southeast Missouri State University's Public Radio Station KRCU will be broadcasting a new series called "Travel Notes" during the month of October.

The programs will feature interviews with area residents who traveled this past summer to take part in various musical events throughout Europe and the United States.

The new series will begin Oct. 3 at 7 p.m. with Chris Goeke, associate professor of music, speaking about his trip to Germany.

KRCU will continue to air new interviews every Wednesday evening at 7 p.m. until Oct. 31.

The programs scheduled to air Oct. 10, 17, 24 and 31 will feature Gary Miller, chair of the Department of Music, on his trip to Germany; Mary Mims, vocal and instrumental music instructor at Nell Holcomb, on her trip to Vienna, Austria; Leslie Jones, assistant professor of music, on her visit to the Berkshire Festival in Connecticut; and Barb Herbert, host of KRCU's "Sunday Night at the Opera" program, on her trip to Verona, Italy.

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CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo., Sept. 28, 2001 - Members of Psi Chi and the Psychology Club at Southeast Missouri State University will discuss implications of the recent attacks on America Oct. 3 on the campus of Southeast Missouri State University.

The event is scheduled for noon to 1:15 p.m. in Scully Room 418.

Dr. Alynna Lyon, assistant professor of political science who specializes in Middle Eastern politics, and Dr. Mark Kinder, clinical psychologist at St. Francis Medical Center and Air Force reservist, will lead the discussion.

The event is open to the public. Those planning to attend may bring their lunch. Pizza also will be available for 50 cents a slice.

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CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo., Sept. 28, 2001 - The Southeast Missouri State University Museum will feature a display of works by Audrey Ushenko titled "Allegories and Myths," Oct. 5 to Nov. 18.

The show will open on Oct. 5 with a reception for the artist from 4 to 6 p.m. and gallery talk at 5 p.m.

Since the early 1970s, Ushenko has employed allegory and myth in her figure paintings in order to explore broad questions concerning the nature of knowledge, faith, belief and mortality. Ushenko creates highly stylized, dramatic and serial tableaux in which the artist's persona is a constant presence. Ushenko's mythological and allegorical "dramas" are typically staged in contemporary, often suburban, settings. The protagonists include, for the most part herself, friends and colleagues, who retain their individual characteristics but represent universal signifiers. Typically, they are members of the academic or professional meritocracy, whom Ushenko treats with both compassion and irony.

As an image-maker, Ushenko combines a realistic style with a conceptual, allegorical program. According to Angus Fletcher, "In the simplest terms, allegory says one thing and means another. It destroys normal expectation we have about language, that our words 'mean what they say.'"

Ushenko views herself as "one of those contemporary artists who strives to assimilate and re-establish continuity in the tradition of Western European painting, adapted to the actualities of contemporary life and thought. In other words, one of those who in the '70s reacted against the modernist contention that modern man cannot create art in the traditional sense," she said.

"I…made what was called 'recycled art' in the '70s: art incorporating images from or references to well-known pre-modern works of art as a means of declaring continuity. [Although I] have since moved away from this rather naïve and obvious device, I still use image quotations as an expedient means of conveying general ideas," she said.

That her paintings are so freighted with philosophical concerns is perhaps not unexpected considering her background. Born in Princeton, N.J., she grew up in an academic environment. Her father, the philosopher Andrew Paul Ushenko, was a colleague of Albert Einstein and, in his The Philosophy of Relativity (1937), was an early investigator of the metaphysical implications of the mathematician's thought. Ushenko's father subsequently considered the "meaning field" in his Dynamics of Art (1953). Ushenko herself is an academic to the core. She holds a Ph. D. in art history and a Master's Degree in painting from Northwestern University. She is a full member of the National Academy of Design, and is an associate professor of art at Indiana University-Purdue University-Fort Wayne.

Ushenko's paintings can be viewed in the University Museum, 122 Memorial Hall on the campus of Southeast Missouri State University. The museum is open Monday through Friday 9 a.m.- 4 p.m. and weekends, noon - 4 p.m. For more information, contact Stanley Grand at (573) 651-2722 or e-mail at sgrand@semo.edu.

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CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo., Sept. 28, 2001 - Special Collections and Archives in Kent Library on the campus of Southeast Missouri State University is expanding the hours it is open to the public this fall.

Special Collections is now open on Thursdays until 9 p.m., except during University breaks and holidays.

Special Collections and Archives in Kent Library acquires, preserves and makes accessible research materials that document the historical, literacy and cultural experience of Southeast Missouri, the Mississippi River Valley region and the history of Southeast Missouri State University.

The Rare Book Room of Kent Library is part of Special Collections. It houses the Brodsky Faulkner Collection and the Charles L. Harrison Collection.

University Archives includes publications, scrapbooks, some administrative records, photographs, minutes, ephemera and other materials relating to the history of the University from the founding of the Third District Normal School in 1873 to the present.

For more information on Special Collections, go to http://www6.semo.edu/kentarchives.

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CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo., Oct. 5, 2001 - The students of Southeast Missouri State University will be “Celebrating Southeast” during various Homecoming 2001 events the week of Oct. 15-20.

Students will begin the festivities by painting merchants windows in the downtown Cape Girardeau area. Each participating student organization will paint a window using the Homecoming theme. Organizations can win up to $75 for participating in this activity.

On Tuesday, Oct. 16, the Student Alumni Association will hold a block party for all Southeast students on Academic Terraces. Dinner will be served, and there will be appearances by the Southeast Sundancers, Cheerleaders and the Golden Eagles Marching Band. Students, faculty and staff are invited to come to the block party to cheer on the Southeast Indians football team and kick off an exciting week of Homecoming events.

Thursday, Oct. 18, will be Community Service Day, and student organizations will be participating in a Bowl-a-Thon at West Park Lanes in Cape Girardeau at 2 p.m. Each participating organization will raise $50 for each of five bowlers and find a lane sponsor to contribute $100. Funds raised at the Bowl-A-Thon will go to the Cape Girardeau Area Muscular Dystrophy Association.

Each year, Homecoming features an exciting parade, which is followed by tailgating and a Southeast football game. This year, the “Toon Town Celebration” Parade will take place on Oct. 20 at 9:30 a.m. Floats will combine a popular cartoon theme with an exciting celebration. The parade also will feature a competition of marching bands from area schools and Parade Marshal Phil Krueger, a 1951 graduate of Southeast and former general manager of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. The parade will begin at Broadway and West End Blvd., traveling east on Broadway to Main and then south on Main.

After the parade, student organizations will hold a tailgate party on the south side of Houck Stadium. Tables or tents will be set up for each participating organization. Alumni are welcome to come visit the organizations at the party, which begins after the parade and closes at 12:30 p.m.

After tailgating at Houck Stadium, students, alumni and the community are invited to watch the Southeast football Indians battle the Murray State Racers at 1 p.m., Oct. 20. During halftime festivities, the Southeast Man and Woman of the Year will be crowned. Homecoming T-shirts can be purchased for $8 at the game.

For more information on these and various other Homecoming events, visit the Southeast Homecoming website at http://www4.semo.edu/alumni/homecoming.htm, or contact the Alumni Office at (573) 651-2259.

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