Southeast Campuses in Sikeston, Malden, Kennett to Extend Semester One Week

CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo.,

Feb. 2, 2009 – Southeast Missouri State University’s regional campuses in Sikeston, Malden and Kennett, Mo., will extend their spring semester by one week due to the devastating ice storm that moved through those areas last week.

Dr. Jane Stephens Southeast provost, said based on current damage assessment information, the decision has been made to extend face-to-face and interactive television classes originating from those campuses by one week, with final exams now set for May 18-21.

Southeast campuses in Sikeston, Kennett and Malden, and Southeast’s programs in Poplar Bluff, Mo., will be closed throughout this week, Feb. 2-6. The University will make additional arrangements if any of those campuses would need to remain closed beyond this week, Stephens said.

“We know this is not an ideal solution,” said Dr. Randy Shaw, associate provost for Extended Learning, “but we are trying to provide students the best educational experience we can based on the many challenges they face as a result of this disastrous storm.”