Archive For October 31, 2012

Musical Arts Series provides enriching cultural experience

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Musical Arts Series provides enriching cultural experience

Kendall Newton Contributing writer About twice a month, SE hosts world-renowned musicians for the Musical Arts Series for students and the community to have a chance to be exposed to music they wouldn’t otherwise be able to see. The next concert is the clarinet, violin and piano trio, The Zodiac Trio on Nov. 13 followed…

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Professor reflects on past run for Congress

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Professor reflects on past run for Congress

Allison Roberts Managing editor Southeastern history professor Dr. Glenn Melancon ran as a democratic candidate for the United States Congress to represent Texas’ 4th district in 2006 and 2008. A tenured professor who has taught at SE since 1995, Melancon explained why he ran for office: “I got tired of seeing average Americans drown both…

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And the winners for the VACO pumpkin carving contest are….

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And the winners for the VACO pumpkin carving contest are….

by Stacy Hutto Managing editor Halloween came early to Southeastern when the VACO Pumpkin Carving Contest was held Oct. 30 in the Visual Arts building. Clay Moore won Most Creative Pumpkin with Feedus. Russell Poole won Best Pumpkin Narrative with Cannibalistic Pumpkin. Best Carved Pumpkin went to Ethan Prus with Woogyliar. The winners each received…

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SE Debate Watch parties politically engage students

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SE Debate Watch parties politically engage students

by Stacy Hutto News editor Southeastern has a long history of hosting debate watch parties. Dr. Shannon McCraw, associate professor of communication, has been hosting debate watch parties for SE students since the 1996 Bill Clinton and Bob Dole debates. McCraw has had several different classes sponsor the debate watch parties over the years. This…

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Open carry law to take effect Nov. 1

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Open carry law to take effect Nov. 1

James Keeton Contributing writer Soon, students of Southeastern may notice many locals carrying handguns openly in Durant. A new piece of legislation takes effect on Nov. 1 to allow Oklahomans who possess a concealed handgun license to carry their weapons in plain sight in many public areas. Currently, the Oklahoma Self Defense Act allows for…

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SE increases tuition costs

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SE increases tuition costs

Kendra Germany Staff writer The cost of school increased for SE students during the 2012 fall semester. Tuition and mandatory fees increased 5.3 percent over the last year, representing an increase of $8.55 per student credit hour, according to SE Vice President of Business Affairs Ross Walkup. The increase was the same for face-to-face, online…

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Bonus October Crossword

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Bonus October Crossword

Across   4.  That which you are currently reading 6.  SOSU most winningest all-time softball coach 7.  He “discovered” America 10.  Ladies, make sure to check your _______ this month 11.  The first established university in America 12.  October birthstone 15.  Black ________: Stock Market Crash of ‘29 16.  In case you weren’t aware, October…

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‘Much Ado’ charms audiences with comedic antics

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‘Much Ado’ charms audiences with comedic antics

by Nick Growall Staff writer Deception is the name of the game in Theatre at Southeastern’s production of William Shakespeare’s “Much Ado About Nothing,” which is delivered as a sweet, off-kilter comedy in the vein of classic Broadway. The story follows two pairs of lovers, Benedick (Dustin Curry) and Beatrice (Rebecca Sparks), and Claudio (Tanner…

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‘Take Back the Night March’ raises awareness of domestic violence prevention

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‘Take Back the Night March’ raises awareness of domestic violence prevention

by Stacy Hutto News editor On the evening of Monday Oct. 1, Southeastern students and members of the community took part in the “Take Back the Night March” as part of the Domestic Violence Prevention Awareness event. Participants met in front of Paul Laird Field and marched down Third St. to Market Square at the…

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Debate Watch parties bring politically-minded students together

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Debate Watch parties bring politically-minded students together

by Stacy Hutto News editor Southeastern students filled the Shearer Hall Great Room for the first presidential debate of the 2012 election. Over 60 students watched as President Barack Obama and republican candidate Mitt Romney debated about their different platforms. Afterward, the debate students voiced their thoughts about how they thought the debate went. One…

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