Wednesday, March 03, 2021


Southeast’s Fault Line Film Festival Celebrates 10 Years with New Virtual Format

Southeast Missouri State University’s Fault Line Film Festival will celebrate 10 years of showcasing the creative talents of filmmaking students from the University, area high schools and other institutions across the Midwest during an entirely online version of the Fault Line Film Festival April 10-18. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, organizers have shifted the normal week-long festival and red carpet …
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Southeast DPS Officer Selected for Missouri Counter Terrorism Officer Program

John Reyna, officer with the Department of Public Safety (DPS) at Southeast Missouri State University, has been selected to participate in the Missouri Counter Terrorism Officer Program.  The Missouri Department of Public Safety, Office of Homeland Security selected Reyna after he was nominated by Ken Gullett, Captain of Police Operations of DPS, based on job performance and skill.  “We identified …
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Southeast to Observe April 10 as Designated Holiday

Southeast Missouri State University will observe Friday, April 10, as a designated holiday, which is consistent with the University’s annually adopted calendar and holiday schedule. On Friday, April 10, telework operations and remote delivery of coursework as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, will be suspended. For hours of campus services and operations, visit Telework operations and remote delivery …
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Nominations for 2020 President's Leadership Academy Due April 17

Nominations are open for the President’s Leadership Academy (PLA), the top tier of the Southeast Leadership Programs. PLA is a University-sponsored weekly class during the fall semester for 20 of Southeast’s most outstanding junior and senior student leaders. Students selected to participate in PLA will learn about aspects of leadership from a variety of University and community leaders. Additionally, PLA …
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Next Newswire to be Distributed April 14

Due to the designated holiday on Friday, April 10, this will be the only edition of the Newswire this week. Twice weekly distribution of the Newswire will resume Tuesday, April 14. Items to be considered for that edition should be submitted by noon on Monday, April 13, at


University Procedures for Employees with Health Concerns Related to COVID-19

Employees who believe they are experiencing personal health issues associated with the COVID-19 virus should follow these procedures: If you believe you have a medical emergency, call 911. At any sign of illness, immediately self-isolate, staying away from others, monitor your symptoms, and continue washing hands and face frequently. Stay at home, but if going out is necessary, wear a …
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Guidance on Telework Supplies, Computer Equipment Purchases

As a result of the University's new telework arrangements, guidance is now available for employees for purchases of telework supplies and computer equipment at If employees have additional questions not addressed in the guidance, contact or

'Ask IT' Zoom Meetings Scheduled

Information Technology (IT) has scheduled semi-weekly Zoom sessions to allow faculty and staff to ask questions related to teleworking, Microsoft Office applications and Zoom in a one-on-one online format. The meetings are scheduled for Tuesdays at 2 p.m. and Thursdays at 10 a.m. To join, visit and click "Join a meeting" and enter the meeting ID # 5736514357. Or join using the Zoom meeting client. For more information, contact the Help Desk at (preferred) or (573) 651-4357.

CSTL Hosting 'Ask Me Anything' Zoom Meetings

The Center for Scholarship in Teaching and Learning (CSTL) is hosting virtual open meetings through Zoom every weekday at 10 a.m. Faculty and staff are encouraged to log on and ask anything. Sign up on the CSTL website.

CSTL Hosting 'Academic Integrity' Zoom Training April 14

The Center for Scholarship in Teaching and Learning (CSTL) will host a Zoom training on "Academic Integrity: Tools and Practices to Curb Cheating" from 1:30-2:30 p.m. April 14. Thanks to the generosity of certain private corporations and startups, Southeast has access to a lockdown browser, remote proctoring software and plagiarism detection through the end of May. This session explores ways to best implement these tools and combine them with practices and strategies to keep students honest with end-of-semester assessments. Sign up on the CSTL website.

CSTL Hosting 'Making Moodle Quiz Meet Your Needs' Zoom Training April 16

The Center for Scholarship in Teaching and Learning (CSTL) will host a Zoom training on "Making Moodle Quiz Meet Your Needs" presented by Kris Baranovic, instructional design specialist, from 1:30-2:30 p.m. April 16. The Quiz activity in Moodle does more than the standard multiple choice, true/false, and essay questions (although it works just fine for those types of questions). In this session, discover how to mass upload your own questions, randomize questions to curb cheating, and other tricks to make the most of this essential Moodle tool. Sign up on the CSTL website.

CSTL Hosting 'Opening Your Heart to the Moodle Gradebook' Zoom Training April 15

The Center for Scholarship in Teaching and Learning (CSTL) will host a Zoom training on "Opening Your Heart to the Moodle Gradebook" presented by Kris Baranovic, instructional design specialist, from 1:30-2:30 p.m. April 15. Managing grades in Moodle can be a frustrating endeavor. In this session, explore best practices of the gradebook and how it can save you time during grade reporting. Sign up on the CSTL website.


Odegard-Koester Named Interim Dean of College of Humanities and Social Sciences

Dr. Melissa Odegard-Koester, professor and chair of the Department of Psychology and Counseling at Southeast Missouri State University, has been named interim dean of the College of Humanities and Social Sciences at Southeast. Dr. Mike Godard, Southeast provost, said Odegard-Koester will begin transitioning to the interim dean position after the spring 2020 semester ends. Godard, in consultation with President Carlos …
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Kent Library Seeking eBook Recommendations

Kent Library's summer Reading Recs theme will be eBooks. Kent Library is primarily looking for eBooks available on their collection, though they can link to resources for finding local public library eBooks. Please suggest any book you want. For help looking for eBooks in their collection, use Kent Library's guide to online resources at

Kent Library Expands Access to Feature Films for Education

Feature Films for Education, available from Kent Library, has updated their interface enabling films to play on mobile devices without the need for a dedicated app. Visit and select "Articles and Databases." This database provides access to nearly 700 theatrically released films of all genres, from recent releases to classic films, that can be used in teaching.


Southeast Jazz Students Participate in Online Zoom Class with Lincoln Center Musician

Dr. Joseph Jefferson, assistant professor of trombone/euphonium and director of Jazz Studies at Southeast, recently held a Zoom masterclass with his Jazz Lab and Studio students featuring Vincent Gardner, lead trombonist of jazz with the Lincoln Center Orchestra and artistic director of Jazz Houston. "This was an excellent opportunity for our students!" Jefferson said. "Jazz at Lincoln Center lead by …
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Redhawks Complete 2020 Recruiting Class with Addition of Closset

Southeast Missouri women's volleyball head coach Julie Yankus announced the addition of Kayla Closset to complete the Redhawks 2020 recruiting class. Closset, a 5-11 outside hitter from Naperville, Illinois, will join the team this fall for the 2020 season.
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