Harry L. Crisp Bootheel Education Center Plans Back to School Activities

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The Harry L. Crisp Bootheel Education Center, located in Malden, Mo., has announced several back to school events in conjunction with the start of the fall 2006 semester.

CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo.,

July 26, 2006 – The Harry L. Crisp Bootheel Education Center (CBEC) has announced several back to school events in conjunction with the start of the fall 2006 semester. 

A student orientation session called “Southeast at Your Service,” is planned for Aug. 8 from 1 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. and again from 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at the CBEC. The session will originate from the Sikeston Area Higher Education Center and will be broadcast by ITV to the CBEC. The orientation will cover a variety of topics including academic information on the University Studies Program, academic responsibilities and information on the Student Transitions Initiative. Other topics to be covered will include Student Financial Services, Career Linkages, Southeast Key and Portal, Kent Library and other information about services and resources the University has to offer. Students will be given an opportunity to ask questions after each session.

Students may pick up books on Aug. 14 in order to prepare for first day of classes on Aug. 21. The CBEC will be celebrating with hot dogs and hamburgers served by the CBEC Advisory Council from 11 a.m to 1:30 p.m. and then again from 4 to 6:30 p.m. Sodas will be provided by the Crisp Bottling Company. Students also will receive a free Rowdy the Redhawk T-shirt and Southeast planner.

Dr. Rick Hux, director of the CBEC, says he expects anywhere from 350 to 400 students to attend the first day activities.

“We’re all very excited about the start of a new school term here at the Crisp Bootheel Education Center,” he said. “Our preliminary numbers indicate that we will be up significantly in the number of students this fall. A big part is due to an increase in the number of traditional freshmen students enrolling at the Center. We are all looking forward to another great year.”

He says the staff is very pleased this year with the variety of courses offered by Southeast Missouri State University at the Center. Approximately 98 different sections of courses will be offered this semester at a variety of times in order to accommodate the time constraints of students.