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CAMPUS

1,401 to Receive Degrees at Southeast’s Spring Commencement Ceremonies May 11

1,401 to Receive Degrees at Southeast’s Spring Commencement Ceremonies May 11

Southeast Missouri State University will hold its spring commencement ceremonies May 11 during which 1,401 students – 1,105 undergraduates, 268 master’s degree candidates and 28 specialist candidates – will be graduating. Southeast will hold two commencement ceremonies in the Show Me Center. Candidates in the College of Education, Health and Human Studies; and the Harrison College of Business and Computing …

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Recruitment, Student Success to be Discussed at President's Brown Bag Lunch May 1

The President’s Office will hold a Brown Bag Lunch at noon on Wednesday, May 1, in Academic Hall Auditorium. Students, faculty and staff are invited to this meeting led by President Carlos Vargas where recruitment and student success will be discussed. Chartwells will provide brown bag lunches at the noon meeting for $1 for those who placed advance orders. You may also bring your own lunch if you wish.

Memorial Service May 1 to Remember Victims of Sri Lankan Attacks

The Sri Lankan Student Association will hold a memorial service at 6:15 p.m. on Wednesday, May 1, on Academic Terraces to pay last respects to the lives lost in Sri Lanka as a result of the recent tragic attacks. The service is open to the public.

Kent Library Announces Extended Hours Through May 10

Kent Library Announces Extended Hours Through May 10

Kent Library will offer extended hours through May 10 to accommodate students preparing for finals week. Please see the schedule below, or visit the Kent Library's Calendar for more information. Last Week of Classes: Today, April 30: 7:30 a.m.-midnight Wednesday, May 1: 7:30 a.m.-midnight Thursday, May 2: 7:30 a.m.-3 a.m. Friday, May 3: 7:30 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday, May 4: noon-5 …

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Southeast Hosting Spring Wildflower Walk May 2

Southeast Hosting Spring Wildflower Walk May 2

Southeast Missouri State University’s Fifth Annual Spring Wildflower Walk will be held at the Charles Nemanick Alternative Agriculture Garden on Thursday, May 2. The Spring Wildflower Walk is scheduled from 4-5:30 p.m. and is free and open to the public. This event was rescheduled from April 18. The walk is an opportunity for the Southeast and local community to see …

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SE Alerts System, Tornado Warning Sirens Being Tested May 1

Southeast will test its tornado warning siren system and SE Alerts notification system at noon on Wednesday, May 1. Both systems are 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 after a verbal alert that “this is a test,” and students in …

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EMPLOYEE

Information on Self-Insurance Now Posted on Employee Portal; Open Forums Scheduled Today

Two open forums that will provide a general overview of what self-insurance for health benefits would mean for both the University and employees are planned for today, April 30. The first is scheduled for 10 a.m.-noon in Glenn Auditorium of Dempster Hall. The second is slated for 3-5 p.m. in Academic Auditorium. Human Resources has posted information regarding self-insurance on …

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Retirement Reception May 1 Dr. Diana Rogers-Adkinson, Dean of the College of Education, Health and Human Studies

Dean Diana Rogers-Adkinson, dean of the College of Education, Health and Human Studies is retiring after seven years with Southeast. She and will be honored at the College of Education, Health and Human Studies’ retirement reception on Wednesday, May 1 at 3:30 p.m. in the University Center Ballroom B.  The campus community is invited to attend.

Retirement Reception May 3 for Dr. David Probst

The College of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics will host a retirement reception for Dr. David Probst, professor of engineering and technology, at 3 p.m. Friday, May 3, in the Magill Hall Atrium. The campus community is invited to attend.

Faculty, Staff Portrait Day May 2

The last Portrait Day of the spring semester is scheduled for 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. on May 2 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. Please note, the last Portrait Day was originally scheduled for May 1 and has been rescheduled for May 2.

ACADEMIC

Accounting Faculty Host Partners in Progress Advisory Board Meeting

Accounting Faculty Host Partners in Progress Advisory Board Meeting

Southeast accounting faculty with the Harrison College of Business and Computing recently hosted the 9th Annual Partners in Progress Advisory Board meeting Friday, April 26, in Robert A.Dempster Hall. Southeast President Dr. Carlos Vargas welcomed the group and Dr. Alberto Dávila, dean of the Harrison College of Business and Computing, provided the Advisory Board with updates regarding the University and …

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Seventh Annual Health Communication Webinar May 1

Seventh Annual Health Communication Webinar May 1

The 7th Annual Health Communication Webinar will be held at noon Wednesday, May 1 in the Forrest H. Rose Theatre in Grauel Building. Dr. Robert Hamblin, professor emeritus of English at Southeast, will present "Caring for Caregiver: Writing through the Process of Caring for a Beloved with Alzheimer’s Disease." Hamblin will share his recent experiences caring for his wife, Kaye, and how he …

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'Letters to Home' Exhibition Opens May 3 in Kent Library

'Letters to Home' Exhibition Opens May 3 in Kent Library

Southeast Missouri State University's Department of History and Anthropology will feature the work of second-year historic preservation student Katie Lewis' exhibition titled “Letters to Home: World War II Letters to Southeast Missouri” opening May 3 on Kent Library's main floor. The public is invited to the opening reception scheduled for 3 p.m. The exhibit will remain on display through Dec. …

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ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT

Dr. Robert Fruehwald Wins SRP's 2019 Composer's Competition

Dr. Robert Fruehwald, Southeast professor of composition, won the British Society of Recorder Players' (SRP) 2019 Composer's Competition at the SRP Conference in Durham, England, April 13. Fruehwald’s work, "Fast Ride in a Short Machine," was selected from eight finalists, all of which were performed at the conference by the recorder quartet Block4. Jonathan Dove, competition judge and composer, said Fruehwald’s music was an extraordinary, brilliant piece -- dazzling and enchanting as well as playful and exhilarating.

Classic ‘RENT’ Brings Rock Musical to River Campus May 6

Classic ‘RENT’ Brings Rock Musical to River Campus May 6

The Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award-winning “RENT” will close Southeast Missouri State University’s 2018-2019 Bank of Missouri Touring Series at 7:30 p.m. May 6 in the Donald C. Bedell Performance Hall at Southeast’s River Campus. “With its inspiring message of joy and hope in the face of fear, this timeless celebration of friendship and creativity will inspire audiences to measure …

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Southeast Students Performing Original Choreography in ‘Moving Perspectives’

Southeast Students Performing Original Choreography in ‘Moving Perspectives’

Southeast Missouri State University’s River Campus presents “Moving Perspectives: Dance Concert” as a part of the Rhodes 101 Stops and Commerce Bank Theatre and Dance Series at 7:30 p.m. May 3 and 4 in the Rust Flexible Theatre. The show returns to The Conservatory’s productions and will offer another look into the talents of the dance program and its students. …

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Concert Band, Wind Symphony Performing ‘Big and Little’ April 30

Concert Band, Wind Symphony Performing ‘Big and Little’ April 30

The Southeast Missouri State University Concert Band and Wind Symphony will present the final concert of the 2018-2019 Music Ensembles Series with “Big and Little” on Tuesday, April 30, in the Donald C. Bedell Performance Hall on the Southeast River Campus. The program will feature instrumental music students studying in the Holland College of Arts and Media. A variety of …

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'Biennial Faculty Exhibition' Opens May 3 at Crisp Museum

'Biennial Faculty Exhibition' Opens May 3 at Crisp Museum

“Biennial Faculty Exhibition” will open May 3 in the Rosemary Berkel and Harry L. Crisp II Museum at Southeast Missouri State University’s River Campus. The public is invited to attend an opening reception from 4-8 p.m. May 3. The exhibit will remain on display through June 23. The “Biennial Faculty Exhibition” features

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Discount Faculty, Staff Tickets Available for 'RENT'

Discount tickets are available for "Rent" presented by the Bank of Missouri Touring Series at the River Campus at 7:30 p.m. May 6. Tickets are $10 off each, and a maximum of two tickets may be purchased. 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

Forbes Drafted in Sixth Round by Cleveland Browns

Forbes Drafted in Sixth Round by Cleveland Browns

Southeast Missouri offensive tackle Drew Forbes was selected in the sixth round of the 2019 National Football League Draft Saturday. The Cleveland Browns drafted Forbes as the 189th overall pick, the Redhawks second-highest draft pick in school history. SEMO had a player drafted for the second year in a row, marking the first time since 2003 (Willie Ponder, New York …

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Sundancers Win First-Ever National Championship

Southeast Missouri's Sundancers recently won their first-ever Dance Team Union (DTU) College National Championship in Las Vegas, Nevada. The Sundancers claimed first place in the Division I Team Performance with a 94.54 score, their highest in program history. The team beat the University of Toledo (86.1) to win the title. Fans can join the Sundancers for a celebratory reception at Dogwood Social House on Wednesday, May 1, starting at 6 p.m.

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Baseball Heads to University of Missouri

 Southeast Missouri's baseball team heads to the University of Missouri for its final midweek matchup of the season on Wednesday, May 1. All games are broadcast live on the radio at ESPN 1220 AM. Live stats at MUTigers.com

Softball Heads to Saint Louis University

Southeast Missouri's softball team heads to Saint Louis University (SLU) for its final midweek game of the season on Wednesday, May 1. Live stats are available at SLUBillikens.com.

Tryouts Open for Rowdy the Redhawk

Current Southeast Missouri students are invited to try out to become the next official “Rowdy the Redhawk” mascot. Benefits and scholarships are available. Contact Kent Phillips at ckphillips@semo.edu for additional tryout information.

Tarajova Named OVC Freshman of the Year

Romana Tarajova was named the 2019 Ohio Valley Conference (OVC) Women’s Tennis Freshman of the Year and earned first-team all-conference honors, the league announced on Thursday, April 25. Tarajova is the third Southeast Missouri women’s tennis player to earn the award and second in three years.

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