Southern’s News Briefs

Student receives award for work

with Franklin Technology Center

Breaking Traditions is an award for students with outstanding career and technical training. The award is given out by the Governor and this year’s winner is William Hancock, freshman undecided major. He won the award for his work with the Franklin Technology Center at Missouri Southern. He is also the first African-American to win the award through the Center.

He was honored by Gov. Matt Blunt on April 29. He will receive a plaque at a local presentation at 11 a.m. May 10 at Jim Bob’s Restaurant.

Language performance award renewals begin for recipients

Foreign language performance award recipients must renew their award with their language advisors in order to receive the award in the fall.

The renewals began April 7.

There are also no automatic renewals, and all renewals must be completed by Friday.

For more information, see Kathy Liu in the Foreign Language office.

Newsmakers program spotlights George Washington Carver monument

The George Washington Carver National Monument will be in the spotlight of Newsmakers. The program will discuss upcoming construction and expansion projects near the monument.

The expansion will include historical aspects of the park and hands-on learning opportunities.

The program will air at 5:30 p.m., Monday on KGCS. It will also air at 5:30 a.m., May 13 on KOAM and again at 12:30 p.m., May 14 on KOZJ.

Law enforcement academy prepares for students wanting to enroll

Enrollment in the 600-hour Law Enforcement Academy will begin the week of May 22.

The Missouri Department of Public Safety will certify eligible students as peace officers in Missouri.

The Day Academy meets Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. beginning Aug. 21. There are four Saturday classes per semester.

The Night Academy will also begin Aug. 21, but follows the day classes in the evening with several Saturday classes as well.

Graduation for the Day Academy is Dec. 14, but the graduation for the Night Academy is May 9, 2007.

For more information, or to enroll, contact Wayne Thomason during the enrollment week at 625-9684 or e-mail him at [email protected].

Southern Symphony Orchestra presents free concerts for public audience

The Southern Symphony Orchestra is presenting its Spring band concert at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday and its annual “Pops” concert at 2:30 p.m. on Sunday in Taylor Auditorium.

The “Pops” concert will feature music from Leroy Anderson, Bizet, Strauss, Rossini, Sousa and others. There will also be original stories presented along with the concert. The admission is free and open to the public. For more information contact Dr. Kexi Liu, director, at 625-9681.

Favorite chicken dancer voting continues through Friday morning

Omicron Delta Kappa will hold its second-annual ODK Chicken Run Friday. At noon at the spring picnic, one faculty member will do the chicken dance in a chicken suit. Voting on which faculty member will do this runs until 11 a.m. Friday. Faculty members are Dr. Richard Laird, Dr. Vickie Roettger, Dr. Sheri Beeler, Dr. Susan Smith, Dr. Al Cade, Dr. Laura Adkins, Dr. Mark Comstock and Dr. Joy Dworkin. Voting can be done in the student activities office and department offices. One penny is one vote.

All-campus Spring Fling picnic brings live music, activities, games to Oval

The annual Spring Fling all-campus picnic is slated for Friday on the Oval.

Free food, activities and games will be available to students, faculty and staff from 10:45 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Austin Willacy will be performing live during the picnic. For more information, stop by the student activities office or call 625-9346.

Honors Program ceremony allows incoming freshman to enroll early

Incoming freshmen in the honors program will come for the annual signing ceremony on Friday. The ceremony will welcome the students who will be coming to Southern in the fall.

After the ceremony, the students will enroll in their classes as part of honors Fresh Start.

This is the first time the ceremony and the enrollment have been held together.

The event will begin at 9:30 a.m. in the Connor Ballroom. Any honors student wanting to help out with the students should contact Ursula Trevsan in the honors office. Or, call her at 625-3000.

Broncos receiver signs autographs alongside Southern Lions players

Denver Broncos All-Pro wide receiver Rod Smith and the Southern football team will be sigining autographs at 10:30 a.m. at the Southwest Missouri Bank Community Center at Seventh and Duquesne Streets.

Smith is in town for the annual Rod Smith/Green and Gold Golf Classic at noon Friday at the Briarbrook Country Club.

The cost to enter the tournament is $150 per player or $500 per team. Southern alums 30 and younger can enter for $100. All proceeds benefit the Southern athletics department.

All teams will receive pictures with Smith, lunch, an after-tourney social with dinner, door prizes, game tickets and more.

Registration for the tournament is available at Forms are also available by contacting Robert Corn at 625-9330 or through e-mail at [email protected].

Kevin Greim is another contact at 625-3075 or by e-mail at [email protected]. Forms can be faxed to 625-9397. Participants will be billed and contacted.