Celebration to Mark Renaming of Southeast’s First Regional Campus in Malden

Photo of the Harry L. Crisp Bootheel Education Center

A celebration to mark the renaming of Southeast Missouri State University’s first regional campus in Malden, Mo., is scheduled for 2 p.m. Nov. 6 at the Harry L. Crisp II Bootheel Education Center, 700 N. Douglas.

CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo.,

Oct. 31, 2006 – A celebration to mark the renaming of Southeast Missouri State University’s first regional campus in Malden, Mo., is scheduled for 2 p.m. Nov. 6 at the Harry L. Crisp II Bootheel Education Center, 700 N. Douglas.

The event is free and open to the public.

Speaking at the celebration will be Kenneth W. Dobbins, president of Southeast Missouri State University, and Dr. Rick Hux, director of Southeast Missouri State University-Malden.

Three of Southeast Missouri State University’s area higher education centers were designated as regional campuses under a proposal adopted last week by the Southeast Board of Regents.  The new campus designation will be “Southeast Missouri State University – Malden.” The University now teaches all undergraduate and graduate courses at its three centers south of Cape Girardeau, including Malden. At Malden, while the campus has a new name, the building housing University operations will continue to be called “The Harry L. Crisp II Bootheel Education Center” in recognition of the 1987-88 gift of property by the Crisp family which led to the creation of the University’s first permanent off-campus education center.

 As a part of the celebration, Southeast Missouri State University’s new mobile health unit, Southeast Health On Wheels, known as the S.H.O.W. Mobile, will be on display and available for tours. The S.H.O.W. Mobile is a 38-foot mobile health center outfitted with medical equipment thanks to a federally directed earmark supported by the Missouri Congressional delegation. The unit is traveling in the four Bootheel counties of Pemiscot, Dunklin, Mississippi and New Madrid.  Staffed by a family nurse practitioner, registered professional nurse driver and local volunteer healthcare professionals, this mobile health unit is educating residents on health promotion and disease prevention and is providing health and dental services, including care for acute and chronic illnesses to those who have little or no access to services.