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CAMPUS

Dr. Marc Lamont Hill to Keynote Southeast’s King Dinner Jan. 23

Dr. Marc Lamont Hill to Keynote Southeast’s King Dinner Jan. 23

Dr. Marc Lamont Hill, an award-winning journalist and one of the leading intellectual voices in the country, will present the keynote address at Southeast Missouri State University’s Dr. Martin Luther …

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Southeast Launching New Minor in Spanish for the Health Professions

Southeast Launching New Minor in Spanish for the Health Professions

As the need for culturally competent health care professionals increases, Southeast Missouri State University is focusing on preparing and educating students with the skills and knowledge to meet the marketplace …

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National Black Nurses Association President to Keynote Southeast's Fall Nursing Symposium

National Black Nurses Association President to Keynote Southeast's Fall Nursing Symposium

Southeast Missouri State University will celebrate the launch of a chapter of the Black Nurses Association of Southeast Missouri at a Fall Nursing Symposium Nov. 9. The symposium is scheduled …

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Southeast Invites Prospective Students to Attend Show Me Days Nov. 10 and 12

Southeast Invites Prospective Students to Attend Show Me Days Nov. 10, 12

Prospective students and their parents are invited to attend Show Me Days on Saturday, Nov. 10, or Monday, Nov. 12, on the campus of Southeast Missouri State University. A Diversity and …

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Campus Violence Prevention Hosting 'Stache Bash Nov. 1

Campus Violence Prevention is hosting its annual 'Stache Bash from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Nov. 1 in the University Center Ballroom B. ’Stache Bash is a celebration of men as partners …

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Dempster Hall Elevator Repairs Scheduled Oct. 29-Nov. 2

Otis Elevator will be on campus Monday, Oct. 29, to start the replacement of the rupture valves for both of the Dempster Hall elevators. Facilities Management estimates this process will occur Oct. 29-Nov. 2. Otis employees will only work on one elevator at a time, leaving at least one elevator out of service during the entire week. All work will be conducted in the elevator pit area, which is accessed from the ground floor elevator lobby. Otis will have the area taped off and secured for safety.

Cooling-to-Heating Transition Beginning in University Buildings

It’s that time of year again when the University transitions from cooling to heating. This change-over can lead to customer inquiries about buildings being too hot or too cold. Facilities Maintenance personnel have been working to shut down certain cooling systems and perform the proper maintenance to bring heating systems online. Facilities Management is working to ensure a seamless changeover, but weather variations may cause unanticipated fluctuations to interior temperatures as personnel progress through this transition. Facilities Management apologizes in advance for any inconvenience this may cause and appreciates your patience as it performs these necessary tasks. For questions or concerns, contact the utilities maintenance supervisor at (573) 651-2214.

EMPLOYEE

2019 Annual Benefits Open Enrollment Begins Oct. 29

Annual Benefits Open Enrollment for 2019 will begin on Monday, Oct. 29, and will continue through Friday, Nov. 9. Both full-time and part-time benefit eligible employees should process their 2019 benefit elections using Banner Self Service. Dually employed spouses with dependent coverage will receive an enrollment packet via email. Walk-in open labs are currently being offered for employees who are comfortable with Banner Self Service but might require one-on-one assistance with completing their online enrollment. The lab schedule can be found on the Human Resources website at http://www.semo.edu/hr/open-enrollment.html. Questions should be directed to Human Resources at (573) 651-2206.

Chrome River Eliminates Paper Reports

All University employees have now been invited to the new travel and expense management system Chrome River. In Chrome River, University employees will electronically report business expenses for reimbursement and reconcile purchases made with University Purchasing Cards. Chrome River can be accessed on any computer or mobile device, routes approvals electronically, and eliminates the need for paper reimbursement reports. Therefore, paper expense reports and payment vouchers for reimbursement will no longer be accepted by Accounts Payable and travel cash advances will no longer be given for individual employee or student travel and prepaid travel expenses. Employees can access the online Chrome River trainings via Skillsoft. Although the Chrome River trainings are not mandatory, all employees are strongly encouraged to view them. For questions, contact the Chrome River team at chromeriver@semo.edu.

Purchasing Cards to Streamline Payment Process

Approved purchases made with University Purchasing Cards will streamline the purchasing process by eliminating the need for purchase requisitions/orders and certain employee reimbursements, speeding up payments to University vendors, and reducing the costs of transactions totaling $5,000 or less. Employees can apply for University Purchasing Cards with supervisor approval. The Purchasing Card trainings are mandatory for employees who are approved for University Purchasing Cards. Employees can access the Purchasing Card Trainings via Skillsoft. The Purchasing Card team will contact those employees when the cards are available for pickup. For questions, contact the Accounts Payable office at purchasingcard@semo.edu.

Accounts Payable Announces Changes to Direct Pay

With the campus-wide implementation of the Purchasing Card program, only Chartwells, Enterprise and utilities invoices which cannot be paid with a University purchasing card will be eligible for Direct Pay in Accounts Payable. All other invoices will need to be paid via the purchase requisition/order process or with a University Purchasing Card. Payment vouchers will only be accepted for non-reimbursement payments to non-employees, such as Independent Contractor Agreement payments. Accounts Payable strongly encourages the use of Purchasing Cards to pay invoices $5,000 and less, in place of former direct pay purchases, to reduce the costs of small dollar transactions. For questions, contact the Accounts Payable office at (573) 651-2055.

Missouri Department of Revenue Updates State's 2018 Tax Tables

Based on the federal tax reform bill passed in December 2017, the Missouri Department of Revenue updated the Missouri tax withholding tables in March 2018. Due to an inaccurate calculation in the Missouri tax withholding tables, the Missouri Department of Revenue has made additional changes, effective October 2018, to the Missouri tax withholding tables. The updated tax withholding tables will be effective in bi-weekly 23 and monthly 111 payrolls. The new tax withholding tables can be found at https://dor.mo.gov/business/withhold/. To make changes to your Missouri withholdings, University employees must complete a new MO W-4 form, and send it to Human Resources, MS3150. For questions, contact Human Resources at (573) 651-2206.

Human Resources Announces Payroll Schedule Changes

Due to the upcoming holidays observed by the University, the following payroll changes have been made. Biweekly 24 pay date that would normally fall on Friday, Nov. 23, will be paid on Wednesday, Nov. 21. Time entry for Monthly 111 pay period must be submitted and approved by noon on Tuesday, Nov. 13. Monthly 112 pay date that would normally fall on Monday, Dec. 31, will be paid on Friday, Dec. 21. Time entry for biweekly 1 pay period (Dec. 9-22) must be submitted and approved by noon on Tuesday, Dec. 18. Questions should be directed to Human Resources at (573) 651-2206.

University Marketing Offering Web Editor Training Nov. 7

The University website attracts thousands of visits every day from prospective students, parents, faculty, staff and community members. University Marketing is offering web editor training from 8:30-9 a.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 7. In this training participants will learn how to use the OUCampus CMS to edit department websites to keep information accurate, promote the University brand, and provide a positive user experience with emphasis on recruitment. Registration is available through Skillsoft.

Training and Development Hosting Microsoft Office Specialist Certification for Outlook

Human Resources’ Training and Development is hosting a Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) Certification workshop for certification in Microsoft Outlook. The workshop is open to any Clerical-Technical-Service (CTS) members. Two-hour workshop …

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ACADEMIC

Southeast Health Science Students Win Regional American College of Sports Medicine Quiz Bowl

Southeast Health Science Students Win Regional American College of Sports Medicine Quiz Bowl

Three Southeast Missouri State University students from the Department of Health, Human Performance and Recreation won the Student Quiz Bowl at the Central States Chapter of the American College of …

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Southeast Faculty Member Publishes Research in New Book on Black Males

Southeast Faculty Member Publishes Research in New Book on Black Males

Dr. C.P. Gause, professor and chair of the Department of Leadership, Middle and Secondary Education at Southeast Missouri State University, is the co-editor of a new book on the phenomena …

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Southeast Math Faculty Publish Textbook

Dr. Haohao Wang, professor of mathematics, and Dr. Jerzy Wojdylo, associate professor of mathematics, have a new textbook "Linear Algebra" published by Overseas Press India Pvt. Ltd. The textbook, co-authored with Dr. Li-Yong Shen of the University of the Chinese Academy of Sciences, integrates linear algebra topics with explorations using the SageMath computer algebra system. The new text is intended for the "Linear Algebra and Matrices" course at Southeast.

Funding for Results Call for Proposals Now Open

The Call for Proposals is now open for the University’s Funding for Results grant program. For guidance on drafting proposals and for more information, visit https://www.semo.edu/provost/faculty_info/ffr/or https://news.semo.edu/wp-content/uploads/2018/10/FFR-call-for-proposals-2018-2019.pdf.

ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT

Theresa Caputo Live! Coming to Show Me Center Oct. 29

Theresa Caputo Live! comes to the Show Me Center at 7:30 p.m. on Oct. 29. Caputo, medium and star of the hit TLC show "Long Island Medium," will be appearing live where she will share her incredible ability to communicate with the dead. For more information and tickets, visit ShowMeCenter.biz.

Harlem Globetrotters Coming to Show Me Center Jan. 16

Tickets are now available for the Harlem Globetrotters returning to the Show Me Center at 7 p.m. Jan. 16. For more information and tickets, visit ShowMeCenter.biz.

REDHAWKS

Athletics Announces 2018 Hall of Fame Class

Southeast Missouri announced its 2018 Hall of Fame Class on Thursday, Oct. 25. Angie Aschoff, Tom Brennecke, Todd Pennington, Lutricia Purham, Dr. Tim Rademaker and David Simonhoff form this year's six-member class.

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Football Travels to UT Martin

Southeast Missouri travels to UT Martin on Saturday, Oct. 27. Kickoff is set for 2 p.m., at Graham Stadium. All games are broadcast live on the radio at Real Rock 99.3 FM. Watch live on ESPN+. Live stats available online at UTMSports.com.

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Soccer Opens Postseason Play in OVC Tournament Today

#7 Southeast Missouri faces #6 Belmont in the first round of the Ohio Valley Conference Women’s Soccer Tournament today, Oct. 26. Kickoff is scheduled for 1 p.m. in Charleston, Illinois. Video can be accessed online at the OVC Digital Network. Live stats available at OVCSports.com. If the Redhawks win, they will play on Sunday, Oct. 28, at 1 p.m.

Basketball Hosts Exhibition Doubleheader

Southeast Missouri hosts an exhibition basketball doubleheader on Saturday, Oct. 27, at the Show Me Center. The women play Rockhurst at 2 p.m. and the men face Southwest Baptist at 4:30 p.m. Both games will be broadcast live on the radio at SEMO ESPN 1220 AM.

Women's Basketball Offering Free Admission to Faculty, Staff for Select Games

Southeast Missouri State faculty and staff will get free admission to all of the Redhawks home women's basketball stand alone games this upcoming 2018-2019 season. Faculty and staff must present a valid University ID at the Athletics Box Office or Show Me Center Box Office.

Redhawks Host OVC Cross Country Championships

Southeast Missouri hosts the 2018 Ohio Valley Conference (OVC) Cross Country Championships on Saturday, Oct. 27, at the Osage Center. The women’s race begins at 9 a.m. followed by the men’s race at 10 a.m.

Volleyball Heads to Murray State, Austin Peay

The Redhawk volleyball team travels to Murray State today, Oct. 26, and Austin Peay on Saturday, Oct. 27.

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Tennis Resumes Fall Action

Southeast Missouri’s women’s tennis team resumes play at the Missouri State Fall Invitational today-Sunday, Oct. 26-28.

Football Radio Show is at Wings Etc. in Cape Girardeau Monday

The Southeast Missouri football radio show is at Wings Etc. in Cape Girardeau on Monday, Oct. 29. Listen live from noon-1 p.m. on ESPN 1220 & 1470 AM.

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