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Tuesday, March 09, 2021

/ CAMPUS

Southeast Students Prospect for Dinosaur Fossils in Big Sky Country

There was a time when Southeast Missouri State University senior Rachel Bell questioned the authenticity of dinosaurs. But after fossil prospecting last summer in the Badlands of Montana, the prehistoric reptiles became very real to this wildlife/conservation biology major. “It was a once in a lifetime opportunity,” she said as she cleaned what is believed to be a leg bone …
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Southeast Celebrating 'I Love SEMO' Week Feb. 10-14

“I Love SEMO” week is Feb. 10-14 and is a chance to show appreciation for everyone who makes Southeast special. Faculty, staff, students, alumni, donors and community members do so much to support Southeast. The week of Valentine’s Day is the perfect time to let those groups know what they mean to the University and that the support they offer …
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Southeast Alumna Introduces Children to Musical Instruments in Picture Book

Southeast Missouri State University alumna Dr. Carol McDowell has published her first children’s book, “I Know an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Drum.” McDowell, a Jackson, Missouri, native and 1986 Southeast graduate, previously served as a professor of music education in Southeast’s Department of Music. “As a music teacher, I wanted a book that could be used in the library, …
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Southeast Prevention Resource Center Announces Upcoming Trainings

The Southeast Prevention Resource Center is hosting two training workshops in February. "The Link Between Adverse Childhood Experiences and Substance Misuse (ACEs)" will be held Feb. 14 from 9-10:30 a.m. in the University Center Redhawk Room. ACEs can impact kids' health and well-being and cause them to have long-term effects on their health and wellness as adults. This training will help …
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SE Alerts System, Tornado Warning Sirens Being Tested Feb. 5

Southeast will test its tornado warning siren system and SE Alerts notification system at noon Wednesday, Feb. 5. In the event of severe weather, the test will be postponed. Those on or near both the main campus and River Campus can expect to hear the sirens sound outside at noon, and students in residence halls will hear an indoor …
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/ EMPLOYEE

Open Forums Set for Learning Management System Vendors

As Southeast considers a new Learning Management System (LMS), three vendors have been invited to campus to demonstrate their solutions and respond to questions during an open forum. The following vendors will be on campus:
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Feedback Sought on Learning Management System (LMS) Solutions

LMS vendors, which are beginning campus visits next week, were required to submit short videos demonstrating nine different capabilities (scenarios) of their solution.  These scenarios were selected to focus on highly used and critical features of an LMS.  These videos are posted at https://semo.edu/it/AcaTech/lms_demos.html.  Each set of videos are shown on a different tab.  You don’t need to watch all …
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CSTL, Kent Library Hosting Open Educational Resources Workshops

Open Educational Resources (OER) are teaching materials made freely available to educators. To find out more about how these work and how they can be used, Kent Library and the Center for Scholarship in Teaching and Learning (CSTL) have teamed up on the following workshops: OER Introduction Course (Online): The Current State of OER (Information Session): I’m Interested in Using …
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Next Faculty/Staff Portrait Day Set for March 3

The location of Faculty/Staff Portrait Day, held Monday, Feb. 3, was incorrect in the Jan. 31 edition of the Newswire. University Communications apologizes for the error. The next Portrait Day is scheduled for 11:30 a.m-1:30 p.m. March 3 in the River Campus Cultural Arts Center atrium, for faculty and staff members wishing to have a portrait-style photograph taken for departmental Web pages or other publications. No appointments are necessary. Additional Portrait Days this semester will be April 8 from 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. in Kent Library, third floor; and May 4 from 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. in the Magill Hall second floor lounge.

/ ACADEMIC

Kent Library Announces February Reading Recs: 'Time'

Because February has an extra day this year, Kent Library is recommending books dealing with the tricky concept of time. There are stories about traveling through time, those that take place over multiple time periods, people who don't have enough time, and more. For more information and this month's book list, visit https://semo.libguides.com/reading-recs.

'Take-Away Friday' Continues Feb. 7 with 'Creating Action Against Systemic Racism'

The Center for Scholarship in Teaching and Learning continues the "Take-Away Friday" series of faculty development presentations at noon Feb. 7 in the Jean Ann Whitaker Model Classroom in the EDvolution Center, Scully Room 209. "Creating Action Against Systemic Racism" will be presented by Dr. Monica Kearney, assistant professor of exercise science, and Dr. Sara Lillo, assistant professor of middle and secondary education. This session builds upon concepts foundational to culturally responsive teaching, including systemic racism, privilege and power dynamics. What strategies and resources, in this specific university context, have been the most or least helpful in making classrooms and communities more culturally aware and sensitive? This workshop will be interactive and involve dialogue, resource-swaps and strategy share-outs, and is aimed for individuals who are already eager to address systemic racism through their instruction. To register, visit https://cstl.semo.edu/event.

/ ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT

‘Talkin’ Foolish’ Catapult Print Exhibition Brings Ghost Figures to Life

“Talkin’ Foolish,” a solo exhibition of works by Sage Perrott, also known as Haypeep, will be on display Feb. 7-24 at Southeast Missouri State University’s Catapult Creative House. Perrott is a printmaker and educator originally from West Virginia. She holds a Master of Fine Arts from Ohio University and a Bachelor of Fine Arts from West Virginia University, both in …
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‘Reactions: Visual Words’ Open Feb. 7 at Catapult

Reactions-Visual Words “Reactions: Visual Words,” an exhibition of prints by Tammy Harrington, will be on display, Feb. 7-March 26, at Southeast Missouri State University’s Catapult Creative House. The prints are from a collaboration between Harrington and 10 of her colleagues from the University of the Ozarks. Each participant was asked to react to “Enigma,” a work by Harrington, in poetry …
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Crisp Museum Hosting ‘Winter Landscape’ Make and Take Activity Feb. 7

The Rosemary Berkel and Harry L. Crisp II Museum at Southeast Missouri State University’s River Campus will host a “Winter Landscape” Make and Take Activity as part of Cape Girardeau’s First Friday with the Arts activities Feb. 7 from 4-8 p.m. “Winter Landscape” is free and open to all ages, and supplies will be provided. Participants will follow an educator step …
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Artist’s to Explore her ‘Craftivism’ in Catapult After Hours Lecture

A St. Louis craft-based artist will explore what it means to be an artist and activist at the same time in her Feb. 12 “After Hours: Conversations on Art and Culture” lecture at Southeast Missouri State University’s Catapult Creative House. Janie Stamm, a craft-based artist from St. Louis, Missouri, will present “Sunshine State Queer: Making Art at the Height of …
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/ REDHAWKS

Football Signing Day Party is Feb. 5

Southeast Missouri will host a football signing day party on Wednesday, Feb. 5, at Dogwood Social House. The event is scheduled for 5-7 p.m., with a program beginning at 5:30 p.m. Meet the SEMO coaches and learn about the complete 2020 signing class.
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2019 Hall of Fame Class to be Inducted Feb. 7

The 2019 Athletics Hall of Fame Class will be inducted Friday, Feb. 7, during a special dinner and induction ceremony at the Show Me Center. This year’s class includes Jewell Crawford (Basketball, 1980-1984); Cindy Gannon (Volleyball Coach, 1998-2004, Senior Associate Director/Senior Woman Administrator, 2005-2018); Beth (Guccione) Sims (Soccer, 1999-2001); Gerald Jones (Cross Country/Track & Field, 1959-1962); Ashley (Godwin) Lawson (Gymnastics, 2001-2004); Larry Yeargain (Football, 1952-1955); and the 1984 Women’s Cross Country team.
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13th Annual Cindy Gannon Walk for Women Set for April 25

The 13th Annual Cindy Gannon Walk for Women is scheduled for Saturday, April 25, at Houck Field House. Check-in is at 9 a.m., with the walk to follow at 9:30 a.m. Breakfast will be provided. There will also be door prizes, face painting and inflatables as well as a meet-and-greet with Redhawk student-athletes. For more information, visit https://walkforwomen.semo.edu.

Men's Basketball Returns Home

Southeast Missouri’s men’s basketball team begins a four-game home stand this week. The Redhawks host Jacksonville State on Thursday, Feb. 6 at 7:30 p.m. Listen live at Real Rock 99.3 FM. Watch on ESPN+. Live stats at GoSoutheast.com.

Women's Basketball Opens Home Stand

Southeast Missouri’s women's basketball team begins a four-game home stand this week. The Redhawks host Jacksonville State on Thursday, Feb. 6 at 5:15 p.m. Listen live at SEMO ESPN 1220 AM. Watch on ESPN+. Live stats at GoSoutheast.com.
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