Tuesday, March 09, 2021


Southeast Spirit Week is Here and Highlighting SEMO Pride

Southeast Missouri State University kicked off a weeklong celebration of school pride Oct. 26 during the University’s 2020 Spirit Week through Oct. 30. Highlights of the week include Spirit Days, Thank A Giver (TAG) initiative, Man and Woman of the Year competition, the “War for the Wheel” NESTFLIX Watch Party and the Copper Dome Celebration, a virtual event honoring members of the …

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A Copper Dome Celebration Set for Oct. 29

Members of the University’s Copper Dome Society, alumni, friends, students, faculty and staff are invited to A Copper Dome Celebration on Oct. 29. Registration is required. Guests may log in as early as 5:15 p.m. and the event begins at 5:30 p.m. During this virtual event the Alumni Association’s 2020 Alumni Merit Awards, Faculty Merit Award, Distinguished Young Alumni Award and Friends of the University will be presented.

Southeast’s Career Services Helps Students, Graduates Launch Extraordinary Careers

Southeast Missouri State University students facing life after college may be wondering how they will find their first job amid a pandemic. And while the COVID-19 pandemic has changed many aspects of life, Career Services Director Dan Presson says students should not be afraid of the job search. “Businesses are still hiring,” he said.

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Center for Speech and Hearing Hosting Trunk-or-Treat for Children with Special Needs

The Southeast chapter of the National Student Speech-Language-Hearing Association (NSSLHA) is sponsoring an outdoor Trunk-or-Treat event on Oct. 30 from 3:30-5:30 p.m. at the Center for Speech and Hearing, located at 402 North Pacific Street. This event is designed for children with communication challenges or special needs. All children are welcome.

Call for Story Tips on Fall 2020 Graduates

University Communications is seeking tips about Fall 2020 graduating students with interesting stories to share on outstanding academic achievements, post-graduation jobs or continuing education plans, family members who may be graduating along with them or non-traditional graduates who have excelled. Their stories will be featured on the University website and in social media as #AlwaysARedhawk spotlights and will be distributed to regional media outlets. If you are aware of outstanding graduating students in your college or department, submit a story tip here.


Weekly COVID-19 Testing Events at Arena Park Begin Oct. 29

Beginning Oct. 29 through-mid December, every Thursday there will be free, drive-thru COVID -19 testing events in Cape Girardeau County in Arena Park, located at 419 Kiwanis Drive. This testing is supported and paid for by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). Testing is by appointment only and follows CDC guidelines to determine eligibility. To register, visit, select Missouri and follow the steps. So far only two dates, Oct. 29 and Nov. 5, are available for registration.


2021 Annual Benefits Open Enrollment Underway

Annual Benefits Open Enrollment for 2021 began Monday, Oct. 26, and will continue through Friday, Nov. 6. Full-time benefit eligible employees should process their 2021 benefit elections utilizing the Portal: Log on to My Southeast at Click the Employee SS tab Click Benefit Enrollment in the Employment Details box Click Continue Select benefits on each screen Review Benefit …

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Kathy Mangels Retires After 25 Years at Southeast

Kathy Mangels, vice president for finance and administration, is retiring after 25 years of service to Southeast. Due to inclement weather, a retirement reception originally scheduled Oct. 28 as been canceled. A virtual guest book is available for the campus community to submit their well wishes and memories. Submissions will be compiled into a memory book.

'Take-Away Friday' Continues Oct. 30 with 'Ways to Negate Economic Inequality in College'

The Center for Teaching and Learning (CTL) continues the “Take-Away Friday” series of faculty development presentations at noon on Oct. 30. “Ways to Negate Economic Inequality in College” is to be presented by Dana Branson, assistant professor of social work, and will be hosted on Zoom. This session identifies the ways college is biased against the poor and introduces the concept of "difference education." This presentation is part of the Certificate in Culturally Responsive Teaching. To register, visit

IT Offers Security Tips

October is cybersecurity month, and Information Technology's (IT) blog TechTalk offers articles, videos and checklists on a variety of safety topics, including using public wireless networks, computer malware, and keeping Zoom secure. Visitors are encouraged to watch the "Cybersecurity 101" video. IT publishes security tips throughout the year to help keep the University community safe online. To subscribe to TechTalk and receive notifications on articles about campus technologies and best practices, visit


Gonders Awarded Outstanding Educator Award by Public Relations Society of America

Dr. Susan Gonders, professor of public relations at Southeast Missouri State University, has been awarded the Outstanding Educator Award by the Public Relations Society of America (PRSA). The award will be conferred by Garland Stansell, 2020 PRSA chief executive office, on Oct. 27 in conjunction with the PRSA International Conference. Gonders said, “I have been honored and grateful for awards …

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Wind Symphony Fall Concert Tonight at River Campus

The Southeast Missouri State University Wind Symphony will present its opening concert of the 2020-2021 season today, Oct. 27, in the Donald C. Bedell Performance Hall on the Southeast River Campus. The concert will begin at 7:30 p.m. Face coverings will be required, and social distancing guidelines will be in place. Due to capacity limits, patrons are encouraged …

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Southeast Marching Band Concert at Houck Stadium Oct. 30

The Southeast Marching Band will perform “Queen 2020,” a field show production and concert at 5 p.m. Friday, October 30 in Houck Stadium. The show is free and open to the public. Face coverings will be required, and social distancing guidelines will be in place. Following the performance, guests are welcome to a NESTFLIX Watch Party at 6 p.m. showing a live-stream of the Redhawks as they battle Southern Illinois University-Carbondale in the “War for the Wheel” football game, which is being play in Carbondale, Illinois.

Artwork of Graduating BFA Students to be Presented Nov. 6-20 at Southeast’s River Campus

Southeast Missouri State University’s River Campus Art Gallery is displaying work from students in the Department of Art and Design in the 2020 Graduating Seniors Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) Exhibition Nov. 6-20. An opening reception will be held from 4 to 7 p.m. on Nov. 6, as part of Cape Girardeau’s First Friday with the Arts activities. …

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Crisp Museum Hosting ‘Folktales, Crafts, and Music’ Family Day Nov. 7

The Rosemary Berkel and Harry L. Crisp II Museum at Southeast Missouri State University’s River Campus will celebrate Family Day on Nov. 7 with “Folktales, Crafts, and Music.” This event is free and open to the public. Face coverings will be required, and social distancing guidelines will be in place. During this event scheduled from 10 a.m.-4 p.m., visitors will …

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Redhawks Face Southern Illinois in 'War for the Wheel' Friday

Longtime rivals No. 25 Southeast Missouri and No. 24 Southern Illinois meet in the annual "War for the Wheel" matchup Friday, Oct. 30. Kickoff is set for 6 p.m. at Saluki Stadium in Carbondale, Illinois.
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Football Radio Show is Thursday

Southeast Missouri’s first football radio show is Thursday, Oct. 29 at Wings Etc. in Jackson. The show will run from noon to 1 p.m. and will air live on ESPN 93.5 FM and 1220 AM.

Football, Cape Girardeau Police Raise Over $13,000 for Minority Academy Scholarship Fund

The Southeast Missouri football program and Cape Girardeau Police Department reached their goal of raising enough money to benefit the One City Minority Police Academy Scholarship Fund. All proceeds will allow for training of a minority police officer to attend the Southeast Missouri Law Enforcement Academy.
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