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CAMPUS

Southeast Regent Vinson Passes Away

Southeast Regent Vinson Passes Away

Dennis Vinson of Cape Girardeau, a member of the Southeast Missouri State University Board of Regents and chief executive officer, founder and owner of Signature Packaging and Paper, LLC, in Jackson, Missouri, passed away Sunday, Dec. 1. Vinson was sworn in Sept. 20 as the newest member of Southeast’s Board of Regents after being appointed by Missouri Gov. Mike Parson. …

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702 to Receive Degrees at Southeast’s Fall Commencement Ceremonies Dec. 14

702 to Receive Degrees at Southeast’s Fall Commencement Ceremonies Dec. 14

Southeast Missouri State University will hold its fall commencement ceremonies at 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. Dec. 14 in the Show Me Center during which 702 students – 581 undergraduates, 113 master’s degree candidates and eight specialist candidates -- will be graduating. The 10 a.m. ceremony is for candidates in the College of Education, Health and Human Studies, and the …

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NAFSA International Student Economic Tool Ranks Southeast Among Missouri’s Top 10

NAFSA International Student Economic Tool Ranks Southeast Among Missouri’s Top 10

The economic impact of Southeast Missouri State University’s international students on the local economy recently was highlighted by the National Association of Foreign Student Advisors (NAFSA): Association of International Educators. NAFSA’s annual state-by-state and congressional district 2018 analysis has ranked Southeast Missouri State University among the top 10 higher education institutions in Missouri whose international students add academic and cultural …

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Two Southeast Alumnae Receive Emerson Excellence in Teaching Awards

Two Southeast Alumnae Receive Emerson Excellence in Teaching Awards

Two Southeast Missouri State University alumnae recently were recognized with Emerson Excellence in Teaching Awards for their accomplishments and dedication to their students and the teaching profession. Amy Sheehan of Caseyville, Illinois, and Cassie Peterein of Festus, Missouri, were among 100 local educators honored for their commitment to shaping students’ lives Nov. 17 at Emerson’s 30th annual Excellence in Teaching …

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Nominations for Outstanding Academic Advisor Award Due Dec. 6

Students, faculty, and staff can now nominate a faculty or professional advisor for the Outstanding Academic Advisor Award. Nominations are due by 5 p.m. Dec. 6. For more information and the nomination form, visit https://semo.edu/advising/master-advisor/nominations.html.

Commencement Regalia Pickup Begins Thursday, Dec. 12

Commencement exercises will be held Saturday, Dec. 14, in the Show Me Center. Ceremonies are scheduled at 10 a.m. for graduates of the College of Education, Health and Human Studies and the Harrison College of Business and Computing; and at 2 p.m. for graduates of the College of Humanities and Social Sciences, College of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics, and …

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Tornado Warning Sirens Being Tested Dec. 4

Southeast will test its tornado warning siren system at noon Wednesday, Dec. 4. This system is tested regularly at noon on the first Wednesday of each month. Those on or near campus can expect to hear the sirens sound outside at noon, and those in residence halls will hear an indoor alert. In the event of severe weather, the test will be postponed. For more information on SE Alerts, visit semo.edu/sealerts.

EMPLOYEE

Retirement Reception Dec. 5 for Marsha Blanchard

Marsha Blanchard, dean of regional campuses, is retiring after almost 20 years at Southeast. A retirement reception will be held from 2-4 p.m., Thursday, Dec. 5, in the Academic Hall Dome Room. The campus community is invited to attend.

'Take-Away Friday' Continues Dec. 6 with Lecture on Employee Rights and Academic Freedom

The Center for Scholarship in Teaching and Learning continues the "Take-Away Friday" series of faculty development presentations at noon Dec. 6 in the Jean Ann Whitaker Model Classroom in the EDvolution Center, Scully Room 209. "Southeast Employee Rights, Academic Freedom at the Different Levels of Employment at the University" will be presented by Dr. Tamara Zellars Buck, multimedia journalism coordinator and associate professor of mass media. This session will explore how faculty use of social media and the online environment as both private and learning spaces are impacting student-faculty interactions and the academic culture. To register, visit https://cstl.semo.edu/event.

SmartEval 2020 Schedule Announced

Timelines for all SmartEvals events during 2020 (AY 2021) have been established. Events include faculty special requests of adding additional questions, aggregating courses for combined evaluation, handling teaching assistant sections separately, and using chairperson requested departmental evaluations. Dates assigned for evaluation access by students are also provided in this schedule. For the 2020 calendar year SmartEvals deadlines and events, as well as instructions to add special requests, visit https://semo.edu/it/AcaTech. From this website, faculty and faculty support staff can now add each deadline as calendar events with the Outlook icon link.

ACADEMIC

Garcia Named Director of Institute for Cybersecurity

Dr. Mario Garcia, associate dean for Academics in the College of Science and Engineering at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi (TAMU-CC), has been named director of the Institute for Cybersecurity at Southeast Missouri State University. Southeast’s new Institute for Cybersecurity was created by the Southeast Board of Regents in September and will launch with the spring 2020 semester to further research, …

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Art Student Pop-Up Shop This Friday

Kent Library's Mississippi Mugs and the Department of Art and Design are sponsoring a pop-up sale of Southeast art students' work. Please come by the main floor of Kent Library on Friday, Dec. 6, between 9 a.m. and noon for the sale and a cup of coffee. 

ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT

BOGO Faculty and Staff Tickets Available for 'Southeast Dance Project'

Buy one get one free tickets are available for the "Southeast Dance Project" presented by The Jeanine Larson Dobbins Conservatory of Theatre and Dance at the River Campus at 7:30 p.m. Dec. 6 and 7. A maximum of two tickets may be purchased with two free tickets received. Tickets can be purchased at the River Campus Box Office, Show Me Center Box Office or Athletics Box Office. A valid faculty or staff ID must be presented when purchasing.

REDHAWKS

Southeast Missouri Faces #9 Kentucky in NCAA Volleyball Tournament

Southeast Missouri's volleyball team will face #9 University of Kentucky in the first round of the NCAA Tournament on Friday, Dec. 6. Start time is 7:30 p.m. at Memorial Coliseum in Lexington, Kentucky. The match will air live on SEC Network+. SEMO is in the NCAA Volleyball Tournament for the first time in 19 years.

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Volleyball Send-Off Set for Thursday

There will be a special send-off for the Redhawks volleyball team on Thursday, Dec. 5. The team will depart for the NCAA Tournament from Houck Field House at 8:30 a.m.

Football Ends 2019 Season

The 2019 Ohio Valley Conference Champion Redhawk football team wrapped up the season with a 9-4 overall record. Southeast Missouri recorded back-to-back winning seasons and NCAA FCS Playoff appearances for the first time in its Division I era. 

Women's Basketball Plays SLU Tonight

The Redhawk women's basketball team plays Saint Louis University tonight, Dec. 3, at 7 p.m. All games are broadcast live on the radio at ESPN 1220 AM. Video is available at ESPN+.

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Men's Basketball Continues Lengthy Road Stretch

The Southeast Missouri men's basketball team resumes its eight-game road stretch when it travels to Abilene Christian University on Thursday, Dec. 5. All games are broadcast live on the radio at Real Rock 99.3 FM. Video is available at ESPN+.

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