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CAMPUS

State of the University Address to be Delivered Thursday at Convocation

Dr. Carlos Vargas, president of Southeast Missouri State University, will deliver the State of the University Address at the annual Faculty and Staff Convocation at 3:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 27, in Academic Hall Auditorium. A reception will be held immediately following, compliments of Chartwells. 

Regents Approve Information Technology Policy Statements 

The Board of Regents Sept. 21 approved four new policy statements in the Information Technology section of the Business Policy and Procedures Manual, effective this fall. The policy statements address information security risk management, workstation security, data security and an Information Technology emergency operations plan. The additions ensure the University is in accord with federal regulations on protecting certain types of information and assist in Southeast’s ability to obtain certain academic program designations, especially cybersecurity, that require policy statements governing password management, physical and information security, and appropriate use of technology resources. The University’s new Information Security Officer is responsible for monitoring and recommending updates to these policies. The assistant vice president for Information Technology is responsible for maintaining operating procedures associated with them.

Southeast Musical Theatre Student Shares River Campus Experiences with Board of Regents

Southeast Musical Theatre Student Shares River Campus Experiences with Board of Regents

Southeast Missouri State University sophomore Adam Schween told the University’s Board of Regents Sept. 21 that the River Campus provides some of the best facilities in the country and has afforded …

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Vargas Delivers University President’s Report to Board of Regents

President Carlos Vargas highlighted several major initiatives in each of the University's divisions when he delivered the President's Report Sept. 21 to the Southeast Board of Regents.

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Rare Book Room Open House Oct. 2-3

Ever walk past the imposing Rare Book Room doors in Kent Library and wonder what is in there? Kent Library Special Collections and Archives invites Southeast faculty, staff and students to the Rare Book Room Open House from 4-6 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 2, and noon-2 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 3.  Visitors will find out about all the valuable treasures in this space. No food or drinks will be allowed in the Rare Book Room.

EMPLOYEE

Additional Testing Available at Annual Health and Wellness Fair

Recreational Services and Human Resources have announced that additional screenings will be offered to Southeast employees at the Annual Employee Health and Wellness Fair Oct. 9-10.  Integra Wellness will be on site again this year at the Health Fair to perform Stroke/Carotid Artery Ultrasounds, Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm Ultrasounds and Peripheral Arterial Disease (PAD) tests. Each test is $50, or you may choose the full vascular test which includes all three for $110. Spouses may participate as well. Because these tests are performed outside of a medical setting, they are not covered by the University’s health insurance. Payment is required at time of service. Forms of payment accepted include Visa, Master Card, flexible spending cards, HSA debit cards, cash and checks. To register for the tests, click here or email Karin@integrawellness.com or call 1-800-884-6251. If you have questions, please call Human Resources at ext. 7365.

'Take-Away Friday' Continues Sept. 28 with 'Integrity Is About More Than Cheating'

The "Take-Away Friday" series of faculty development workshops presents “SupportNET” at noon Sept. 28 in the Jean Ann Whitaker Model Classroom in the EDvolution Center in the Mark F. Scully Building Room 209. In conjunction with Academic Integrity Week, the Center for Scholarship in Teaching and Learning hosts Sally Carter, director of Testing Services, who will explore the elements that support a culture of academic integrity across an entire campus, from student skills and strategies to faculty assessment design to proper handling of academic ethics violations. Cheating isn't everywhere at Southeast, and without appropriate incentives and provisions, it could be. To register, visit https://cstl.semo.edu/event/.

ACADEMIC

Southeast, Jefferson Elementary Team to Attend STEAM Summit

Southeast, Jefferson Elementary Team to Attend STEAM Summit

A six-person team of educators from Southeast Missouri State University and the Cape Girardeau Public Schools will attend the Teach to Lead® STEAM Summit Sept. 28-30 in San Jose, California, …

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‘Kolkata Cityscapes’: Panoramic Photos Highlight Blending of Cultures in India

‘Kolkata Cityscapes’: Panoramic Photos Highlight Blending of Cultures in India

“Kolkata Cityscapes,” an exploration of the rapidly evolving third largest city in India more than 70 years after India gained its independence from Great Britain, will be on display in …

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Kent Athenaeum Series Features 'Hispanic Heritage Month Kahoot! Challenge' Sept. 26   

Join Kent Library's Athenaeum Series on Wednesday, Sept. 26, at noon in Sadie's Place for "Hispanic Heritage Month Kahoot! Challenge," a presentation by Dr. Debbie Lee-DiStefano, professor of Spanish language and culture. Lee-DiStefano will facilitate a fun challenge regarding Hispanic heritage with an interactive presentation utilizing the Kahoot! app. The free app can be downloaded or participants will be able to log into the Kahoot! website. The event is free and open to the public.

ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT

Crisp Museum Hosting ‘Arte Cubano’ Music Concert Oct. 5

Crisp Museum Hosting ‘Arte Cubano’ Music Concert Oct. 5

The Rosemary Berkel and Harry L. Crisp II Museum at Southeast Missouri State University’s River Campus is hosting a concert featuring compositions written by Cuban composers, inspired by Cuban music …

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Southeast Student’s Watercolors Featured in Catapult’s Artist of the Month Exhibit

Southeast Student’s Watercolors Featured in Catapult’s Artist of the Month Exhibit

The Catapult Creative House Student Studios’ Artist of the Month series continues its 2018-2019 season with “Built Up: An Individual’s Examination of Home” featuring the work of Southeast Missouri State …

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REDHAWKS

Athletics Announces New Hire and Staff Restructuring

Southeast Missouri Director of Athletics Brady Barke announced a number of changes to the department's senior leadership team. Dr. Shannon Yates has been added to the staff as Associate Director of Athletics and Senior Woman Administrator. Nate Saverino, Jeff Honza, and Dr. Robert Greim have all assumed new responsibilities.

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Basketball Starts Practice Today

Both the Southeast Missouri men’s and women’s basketball teams officially start practice today. The men’s team tips off its 2018-2019 season at Saint Louis University on Nov. 6, while the women are at Mississippi State on Nov. 6. Rick Ray and Rekha Patterson each enter their fourth year as head coaches at SEMO.

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Soccer Hosts Eastern Kentucky Sept. 27

Southeast Missouri’s women’s soccer team plays host to Eastern Kentucky on Thursday, Sept. 27, at 6:30 p.m. Video will be available online at the OVC Digital Network. Live stats can be accessed at GoSoutheast.com.

Yankus Gets 100th Career Win

Redhawks head volleyball coach Julie Yankus recorded the 100th victory of her career when Southeast Missouri beat rival Murray State, 3-2, on Saturday, Sept. 22. It marked the first time the Redhawks defeated the Racers since 2013.

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Trivia Night is Saturday

The Third Annual Redhawks Trivia Night is scheduled for Saturday, Sept. 29, at the Show Me Center. Enjoy a fun-filled, all-inclusive evening with the chance to meet and interact with Redhawk coaches and student-athletes. The evening will include general trivia across multiple categories and exclusive silent and live auction items! Visit GoSoutheast.com/trivianight for more information.

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