Southeast Missouri State University

Family Weekend 2014:  September 19-21, 2014

Master List of Events

Academic
When: Where: What:
Friday 9 - 2 p.m. Charles L. Hutson Horticultre Greenhouse (1039 Bertling Street, corner of Bertling and Old Sprigg Streets) Horticulture Open House. Free and open to the public. A variety of plants will be for sale. Dr. Sven Svenson, Associate Professor of Agriculture, will give tours for the Charles Nemanick Alternative Agriculture Garden. Denise Pingel, Greenhouse Manager, and Department of Agriculture students will present and discuss chrysanthemum trials, which will be available for viewing. Hosted by the Department of Agriculture at Southeast Missouri State University.
Saturday 9 - 12 p.m. Charles L. Hutson Horticultre Greenhouse Fall Mum Sale and open house
Saturday 11 a.m. University Center, 3rd floor Lucky Bamboo in the University Center 3rd floor, supplies will be available for planting
Saturday 1 - 4 p.m. Crisp Museum Two exhibits will be on display all weekend at the Rosemary Berkel and Harry L. Crisp II Museum at the River Campus. Photographer Sparky Campanella’s “Horizon” show offers a series of color photographs focusing on the point where nature and urban worlds collide. The images are equally divided between nature and man, a graphical partnership that represents a desire for balance between these two fundamentals. Robert McDonald will also be displaying his work, “Native Grounds,” as a part of the Transition Spaces Series. This exhibition space is devoted to the work of artists within 150 miles of Cape Girardeau. For more information, please visit www.semo.edu/museum.
Saturday 9 - 4 p.m. Riverfont Park, Downtown Conservation Department Programs: Hosting Day on the River
Saturday 10 a.m. 10:45 a.m. 11:30 a.m. University Center, 4th floor Laura Vollink - Chartwells, Various cooking demonstrations located on the 4th floor of the University Center
Arts and Entertainment
When: Where: What:
Friday 6:30 p.m. Courthouse Gazebo located at Lorimier and Broadway Bring a lawn chair; Gather your family and friends and bring a lawn chair or picnic blanket and some snacks for this free concert. Singer/songwriter/pianist Farris writes and performs music that reflects her classic rock influences. Lush melodies coupled with a powerful focal sound shape her songs of love and longing. This young Nashville-based artist is currently on tour in support of her debut EP “You Make Me Smile.” This event is free and open to the public.
Saturday 11 - 2 p.m. University Center Cheekwood Studios Photo Booth; stop by and have fun with the props and enjoy pictures with your family and friends.
Saturday 11:30 - 1 p.m. University Center, 3rd floor John Rush, Musician performs live entertainment
Saturday 1 - 4 p.m. Towers Complex Caricature Artist: Sixty-second caricatures. Pick up a free caricature by Adam Pate, the number one caricature artist on the college market.
Saturday 1 - 5 p.m. Art Gallery Brent Webb: Solo Exhibition
Saturday 7:30 p.m. River Campus - Rust Flexible Theatre New Student Showcase. Come see the new Theatre and Dance freshmen and transfer students showcase their talents for the first time at Southeast! A variety of scenes, monologues, songs, dances and sketches will be performed!
Sunday 1 p.m. Houck Fieldhouse Southeast Volleyball vs Southern Illinois University
Sunday 2 p.m. 3 p.m. Shuck Music Recital Hall Symphony Sampler - Free - A light-hearted introduction to the symphony with brief selections from the upcoming season.
Sunday 3 p.m. Show Me Center University Speakers Series: Anderson Cooper. Award-winning journalist Anderson Cooper is the anchor of CNN’s Anderson Cooper 360°, a nightly newscast that goes beyond the headlines – keeping politicians and policy makers honest with in-depth reporting and investigations. Since the start of his career in 1992, Cooper has covered nearly all-major news events around the world, often reporting from the scene. Most recently, he has extensively covered the conflicts in Syria and Egypt, the NSA surveillance programs, the Boston Marathon bombing and the Sandy Hook shootings. Cooper has also played a pivotal role in CNN’s political and election coverage and has anchored from conventions and moderated several presidential debates. In addition to his shows on CNN, Cooper is also a regular correspondent for CBS’s 60 Minutes.
Explore
When: Where: What:
Saturday 10 - 3 p.m. Academic Hall Auditorium Tours of the Academic Hall dome also will take place throughout the day. Meet in front of Academic Auditorium on the main floor of Academic Hall from 10:00-3:00 p.m. to tour the newly restored dome. The dome was restored with a new copper surface during two years of building renovations in 2012-2013. A mezzanine, built between the building’s second floor and the dome, has a ceiling consisting of a glass skylight offering a complete view of the dome’s interior and the historic chalked signatures added to the dome’s wooden structure. A spiral staircase is built upward from the mezzanine to a ringed walkway encircling the perimeter of the dome, offering views through the dome’s porthole-type windows.
Saturday 10 a.m. 12 p.m. 2 p.m. University Center Bus tours of the campus and Cape Girardeau will be offered throughout the day, departing from the University Center at various times. Participants will learn the rich history of the University and the Cape Girardeau community. The tours will include the main campus, River Campus and downtown area. To reserve a spot go to: https://semo.wufoo.com/forms/q6owuf90zb5981/
Saturday 11 - 3 p.m. University Center, 3rd floor Exotic Petting Zoo
Saturday 1 - 4 p.m. River Campus River Campus Tours
Fitness/Wellness
When: Where: What:
Saturday All Day Student Recreation Center - North Walk the Track or go for a swim - enjoy the Student Recreation Center - North; Free for families to use today, SRC - North opens at 10 a.m.
Saturday 10 - 11 a.m. Student Recreation Center - North Saturday Special at the Rec - High Intensity Interval Training Free
Saturday 10 - 3 p.m. University Center, 3rd floor Sign in and pick up one of a variety of Campus maps at the table near the Information Desk. Get exercise while touring the Campus on foot. Complete the walk and be entered into our drawing for a prize!
Saturday 10 - 3 p.m. University Center, 3rd floor Disc Golf - pick up your disc and scorecard at the Information Desk in the University Center and enjoy a game of disc golf with your family and friends at Capaha Park!
Saturday 11 - 11:30 a.m. 11:45 - 12:15 p.m. University Center, 4th floor Exercise Bands: Learn great exercises to use when traveling or in your office; bands are provided, in the University Center.
Saturday 1 - 3 p.m. Challenge course on the gated section of Old Sprigg Zip Line Rides - This is a “drop-in/first come, first served” event. This is located at the challenge course located on the gated section of Old Sprigg. From Sprigg, you turn at the Abe Stuber track sign and you will run right by the course. From Bertling, you turn at the greehouse gate but stay left adjacent to the creek. Safe rider weight range is 65 lbs to 270 lbs. No one may ride the zip line if they are below or above that range.
Main Events
When: Where: What:
Saturday 9 - 10 a.m. University Center, South Dining Room Breakfast with the President - Join Dr. Kenneth W. Dobbins for a complimentary continental breakfast.
Various Times University Center Family Festivities, from 10-3, Lunch from 11:30-1:30 p.m. Redhawks Market Southeast students can use their meal plan all others will be $5.00. Bring your family to this event for all ages! Choose from a variety of activities: demonstrations, music, cultural performances, exotic animal petting zoo, Cape Girardeau tours, and more. No pre-registration is required.
Saturday 4 p.m. Front of Houck Stadium Football Tailgate - Front of Houck Stadium 4:00 p.m. Kick-off the home football game with appearances by the Golden Eagles Marching Band, Sundancers, Cheerleaders, and Rowdy! Personal tailgating space is available in the Wehking Alumni Center parking lots. Stay tuned to GoSoutheast.com for additional details.
Saturday 6 p.m. Houck Stadium Football Southeast Redhawks vs. Southeastern Louisiana. Wear red and black to support the Redhawks. Fans can purchase their tickets online at GoSoutheast.com or by calling (573) 651-2113. Student admission is free with a valid Redhawks ID, and students are encouraged to cheer on the Redhawks in the Redhawks Nest student section. General admission tickets are $10. Reserved bleacher seats are $12. Youth ages 2-14 are $5.
Sunday 3 p.m. Show Me Center University Speakers Series: Anderson Cooper. Award-winning journalist Anderson Cooper is the anchor of CNN’s Anderson Cooper 360°, a nightly newscast that goes beyond the headlines – keeping politicians and policy makers honest with in-depth reporting and investigations. Since the start of his career in 1992, Cooper has covered nearly all-major news events around the world, often reporting from the scene. Most recently, he has extensively covered the conflicts in Syria and Egypt, the NSA surveillance programs, the Boston Marathon bombing and the Sandy Hook shootings. Cooper has also played a pivotal role in CNN’s political and election coverage and has anchored from conventions and moderated several presidential debates. In addition to his shows on CNN, Cooper is also a regular correspondent for CBS’s 60 Minutes.

Lodging Information

Drury Suites – Cape & Jackson, Drury Lodge, or Pear Tree Inn

A Southeast Family Discount is available when you provide promotional code 317573 online or by phone (1-800-DruryInn).

Candlewood Suites

For reservations, call 1-888-226-3539 or visit CandlewoodSuites.com. They are providing a 15% discount off their regular rate for anyone attending a Southeast event.

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Homecoming 2014

Save the Date! Homecoming 2014 will be held on October 4! If you have any questions, please contact the Campus Life office at campuslife@semo.edu or 573-651-5120.

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