Tuesday, March 2, 2021


Southeast Graduate to Pursue Biology Research at Washington University School of Medicine

For Zainab Iqbal, graduating from Southeast Missouri State University with her degree in biology and beginning a career in scientific research is the fulfillment of a life-long pursuit and dream. …


Husband and Wife to Graduate Together with Master's Degrees from Southeast

Moving from Florida to pursue their graduate degrees at Southeast Missouri State University in Cape Girardeau, Missouri, was a big life decision, but is one Ben and Sicili Hale are …


Commencement Regalia Pickup Begins Thursday, Dec. 13

Commencement exercises will be held Saturday, Dec. 15, in the Show Me Center. Ceremonies are scheduled at 10 a.m. for graduates of the Harrison College of Business and Computing and …


Facilities Management Conducting Annual Elevator Inspections Dec. 17-Jan. 11

Facilities Management will be conducting the annual state elevator inspections Dec. 17-21 and Jan. 2-11. All testing will take place between 7:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. The elevators will be …



Important Information Concerning Missouri Proposition B and the State Minimum Wage

On Nov. 6, 2018, Missouri voters passed Proposition B legislation, which was a ballot measure that gradually increases the minimum wage over a five-year timespan.  The measure exempts government employers from the minimum wage increase and defines a public employer as an employer that is the state or a political subdivision of the state.  Since the University is considered a political subdivision of the state, the University is exempt from the minimum wage increase provision.  Any University departments that plan to increase their student employee hourly pay at this time, even though not required, must fund those pay increases from their existing student labor budgets.  Discussion regarding the need for campus-wide increases in student labor pay rates will occur as part of the annual University budget review process this spring.  Questions concerning this ballot measure should be directed to Human Resources at ext. 2855.

'Techtalk' Offering Free Extra Monitors for Sharing Use of Technology in the Classroom

Dual monitors at the instructor’s station in classrooms can make teaching easier. Faculty can earn an additional monitor for the classroom of their choice by being one of the first 20 faculty to share how they teach with technology. Visit the "Techtalk" blog this week for more information. The new "Techtalk" blog is more interactive, with the latest information available even quicker than before. Please leave comments, give articles a thumbs up and share helpful information with friends on social media. Being informed is what the information age is all about. Information Technology provides peer-reviewed information fast and from all on-the-go devices. Stay informed by subscribing at https://itblogs.semo.edu. Subscribers will be automatically alerted, but never more than once weekly, if and when new information is posted.

Faculty/Staff Portrait Day Dec. 13

 The last Portrait Day of the fall semester is scheduled for 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. on Dec. 13 in the Magill Hall second floor lounge for faculty and staff members wishing to have a portrait-style photograph taken for departmental Web pages or other publications. No appointments are necessary.

Faculty Development Day Jan. 9

The Center for Scholarship in Teaching and Learning (CSTL) will host a Faculty Development Day on Jan. 9, and all faculty and interested staff are invited to attend. The semester's theme, "Culturally Responsive Teaching: How to Bridge the Cultural Disconnect," will feature Dr. Shonta Smith, associate professor of elementary, early and special education and member of Southeast's UI100: First-Year Seminar advisory committee, as the keynote speaker. There will be breakout sessions, and a continental breakfast and lunch will be provided. To register, visit http://cstl.semo.edu/event.

CSTL Hosting Winter Institute 2019 Jan. 7-10

The Center for Scholarship in Teaching and Learning (CSTL) will hosts its annual Winter Institute program Jan. 7-10.  For more information and to register, visit the CSTL's event website at http://cstl.semo.edu/event.


Moodle Changes from Fall Semester to Wintersession Starting Dec. 16

Wintersession courses will be available in http://Learning.semo.edu after 12:01 a.m. on Sunday, Dec. 16.  If faculty or students need access to Fall 2018 courses after that date, course content will be available in http://Learning2.semo.edu. For more information, contact LMSadmin@semo.edu or the IT Help Desk at (573) 651-4357.

Southeast Actuarial Science Program Recognized by Society of Actuaries

Southeast's actuarial science program has been recognized by the Society of Actuaries (SOA). The program has been approved for SOA's Universities and Colleges with Actuarial Programs (UCAP) at the UCAP-Introductory Curriculum level. UCAP serves as a worldwide resource for students looking for a university or college with an actuarial program. The University's next step is to seek approval for UCAP-Advanced Curriculum (UCAP-AC) level. The UCAP-AC will make students eligible to sit for at least four SOA preliminary examinations. The actuarial science program at Southeast is coordinated by Dr. Emmanuel Thompson, associate professor of mathematics. The SOA's information on the Southeast actuarial science program is available at https://www.soa.org/Institutions/Southeast-Missouri-State-University.aspx.


The Art of the Tattoo Topic of Catapult After Hours Conversation

"The Art of the Tattoo" will be the topic of the "After Hours: Conversations on Art and Culture" series at 7 p.m. Dec. 13 at Catapult Creative House, located at 612 Broadway in downtown Cape Girardeau. Renee Roark-Gordon, owner of Flesh Hound Tattoo Studio in Cape Girardeau, will discuss the spiritual and emotional differences tattoos can make in people's lives. The event is free and open to the public.


Men's Basketball Travels to The Citadel 

Southeast Missouri travels to South Carolina to take on The Citadel on Saturday, Dec. 15. All games are broadcast live on the radio at Real Rock 99.3 FM. Video will be available on ESPN+.

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