Tuesday, March 9, 2021

CAMPUS

Vargas Presents Seven Southeast Shout-Out Awards

Vargas Presents Seven Southeast Shout-Out Awards

Southeast Missouri State University President Carlos Vargas recently presented seven Southeast Shout-Out Awards to University faculty and staff. Congratulations to Ryan Heslinga, assistant registrar in the Registrar’s Office; Amy Hancock, senior buyer in Purchasing; Janie McGaugh, administrative assistant in the Department of History and Anthropology; Dr. Dena Hale, assistant professor of marketing; Brenda Glastetter, administrative assistant in the Department of …

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Parking Services Consultant to Conduct Focus Groups, Survey to Gather Campus Input

Parking Services at Southeast has initiated a study to review all aspects of the University parking system.  The consulting firm KA Associates is leading the review, which includes evaluation of permit types, parking lot designations, parking lot design and traffic flow, parking signage and customer service. Also under review are related procedures such as traffic appeals, parking violations, fines, fees, and …

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Southeast Hospitality Management Alumna Lands Job with Maritz Travel at Google

Southeast Hospitality Management Alumna Lands Job with Maritz Travel at Google

Megan Kremer found her true passion and career path in hospitality management while a student at Southeast Missouri State University. The experiences and job opportunities available in the industry were the perfect fit for a job she’s recently landed with Maritz Travel at Google. After graduating from Southeast in December 2018 with a degree in hospitality management, Kremer was hired …

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Film Screening of Disney's 'Coco' Oct. 6

The Office of Continuing Education and the Economic and Business Engagement Center presents Disney’s “Coco." This fun-filled family event for the local and campus community is part of Southeast's celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month and will take place Sunday, Oct. 6 at 7 p.m. in Lorimier Cemetery, 500 N. Fountain St. Additionally, the evening will feature “Dia de a Las Muertes” face painting and glow sticks for purchase from the Student Organization of Latinos (SOL), Halloween-themed treats for purchase made by the Hospitality Management Student Association, and the Historic Preservation Student Association will give ghostly tours of Old Lorimier Cemetery for visitors to meet some of the most infamous and famous Cape Girardeau citizens.

EMPLOYEE

Human Resources Announces Employee Annual Benefits Open Enrollment Meetings

2020 Annual Benefits Open Enrollment will begin on Monday, Oct. 28, and end on Friday, Nov. 8.  Informational meetings will be held Oct. 14-24. Employees must register to attend a meeting through the Training and Development website. Dates and times can be accessed by selecting the “Sessions” tab. Employees may select “details” to access location information.   Select “enroll” to register …

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Employees Encouraged to Conduct Federal, State Paycheck Checkups

Human Resources reminds employees that the Internal Revenue Service encourages all taxpayers to check their current withholdings, by doing a Paycheck Checkup. Taxpayers can use the Federal Tax Withholding Estimator to help identify estimated tax owed for 2019. This will help taxpayers determine, if a withholding change is necessary, for the last quarter of 2019. As a reminder, the …

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DOL Announces Final Rule on Overtime Salary Threshold Change Effective Jan. 1, 2020

On Sept. 24, 2019, the United States Department of Labor (DOL) issued a final ruling changing the minimum salary threshold for determining eligibility for overtime pay.  The new minimum salary threshold will raise to $35,568 per year for a full-time employee effective Jan. 1, 2020.  This means that a currently classified professional, exempt employee with an annual salary below the …

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Free Faculty, Staff Self-Defense Class Oct. 15

The Dean of Students, in collaboration with University Police, is offering a free self-defense class for Southeast faculty and staff on Oct. 15 from 5:15-8:15 p.m. in the Show Me Center Meeting Room. The class is an opportunity to develop confidence, to build awareness and to learn skills to protect oneself when a situation arises. Close physical contact expected. Participants should wear comfortable, fitted clothing, such as sports attire, and tennis shoes, and no tank tops. Refreshments will be provided. Space is limited. For more information and to register, click here.

ACADEMIC

Students Learn Grain Bin Safety at Southeast’s Agriculture Education Field Day

Students Learn Grain Bin Safety at Southeast’s Agriculture Education Field Day

Southeast Missouri State University’s Department of Agriculture hosted nearly 600 students from 26 local and regional high schools at its annual Agriculture Education Field Day Oct. 2. This event, open to local Future Farmers of America (FFA) students and instructors, was an opportunity for students to explore careers in agriculture as well as agriculture-related topics, including grain bin safety, hazmat …

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Southeast’s Spanish for the Health Professions Minor Preparing Students to be Culturally Competent

Southeast’s Spanish for the Health Professions Minor Preparing Students to be Culturally Competent

Beginning this fall, Southeast Missouri State University students pursuing degrees in health-related fields can earn a new minor in Spanish for the health professions. The program is preparing students to discuss health matters with clientele in Spanish, potentially assisting a population that has been underserved due to communication issues. The 18-credit hour minor is available and complements several degree programs, …

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Hult Prize 2020 Challenge Theme Announced

The Hult Prize, one of the world’s most prestigious accelerator programs taking place this fall at Southeast Missouri State University, has announced this year’s challenge will be “Bold Businesses for a Better Planet.” The Hult Prize is an annual, year-long competition that crowd-sources ideas from graduate and undergraduate students after challenging them to solve a pressing social issue around topics. …

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Kent Library Announces October Reading Recs: "Monsters"

The nights are getting colder and Halloween is coming. To help set the mood for the spookiest holiday, Kent Library is recommending books about monsters. For more information, visit https://semo.libguides.com/reading-recs.

ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT

Artist Brigham Dimick to Exhibit Two-Dimensional Assemblages in River Campus Art Gallery

Artist Brigham Dimick to Exhibit Two-Dimensional Assemblages in River Campus Art Gallery

Mixed media artist Brigham Dimick, known for creating two-dimensional assemblages, will exhibit his work in the Southeast Missouri State University River Campus Art Gallery in October and November. The exhibit opens on Oct. 4 with a reception planned for 5-7 p.m. An artist’s talk is scheduled for 4:30 p.m. Oct. 5. The exhibit will remain on display through Nov. 8. …

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Crisp Museum Hosting History Events, Guest Speaker During Cape Girardeau Heritage Days Oct. 5-6

Crisp Museum Hosting History Events, Guest Speaker During Cape Girardeau Heritage Days Oct. 5-6

The Rosemary Berkel and Harry L. Crisp II Museum at Southeast Missouri State University’s River Campus is presenting history events in conjunction with Cape Girardeau’s Heritage Days Oct. 5 and 6. The Crisp Museum will be open from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. both days. These events are free and open to the public. Visitors can learn about the Mississippian first peoples; …

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Southeast Alumnus Produces Original, Limited Edition Poster

Southeast alumnus Terry Davis, who earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts in printmaking, recently worked with Catapult Press Scholarship and Work Study students to print a limited edition original poster entitled “Sunshine,” representing a mural Davis will paint on the side of the Indie House later this month. The posters are on sale for $30 at the Indie House, located at 605 Broadway in downtown Cape Girardeau. Part of the proceeds will benefit educational programming and entrepreneurship initiatives for Southeast students and the Cape Girardeau community. Davis is currently earning a Master of Fine Arts from Ohio University, and was a visiting artist at Catapult Press in September.

Southeast Staff Member's Artwork Featured in Arts Council of Southeast Missouri 'Solo Show Exhibition'

The Arts Council of Southeast Missouri will showcase artwork by Mary Robbins, media specialist in Southeast's Kent Library, as part of its October "Solo Show Exhibition" of artists. Robbin's exhibit, titled "Observing Moments & Captured Moments" explores the experience of color interactions through a combination of ink painting, fibers, and other mixed media. An opening reception will be held today, Oct. 4 from 5-9 p.m. as part of Cape Girardeau's First Friday with the Arts. The exhibit will be on display until Oct. 26.

BOGO Faculty/Staff Tickets Available for 'Ain't Misbehavin'

Buy one get one free tickets are available for "Ain't Misbehavin'" presented by The Jeanine Larson Dobbins Conservatory of Theatre and Dance Second Stage Series at the River Campus at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 10-12, or 2 p.m. on Oct. 13. A maximum of two tickets may be purchased with two free tickets received. Tickets may 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. This production contains adult content.

BOGO Faculty/Staff Tickets Available for Symphony's Gala Season Opener

Buy one get one free tickets are available for the Southeast Missouri Symphony Orchestra's "Gala Season Opener: Cho-Liang Lin and the Tchaikovsky Violin Concerto" at the River Campus at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 8. A maximum of two tickets may be purchased with two free tickets received. Tickets can be purchased at the River Campus Box Office, Athletics Box Office or Show Me Center Box Office. A valid faculty or staff ID must be presented when purchasing. 

BOGO Faculty/Staff Tickets Available for 'In the Tradition'

Buy one get one free tickets are available for "In the Tradition" presented by the Southeast Jazz Lab and Studio Ensembles at the River Campus at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 10. 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

Football Opens OVC Play

Southeast Missouri opens Ohio Valley Conference (OVC) play when it hosts Tennessee Tech on Saturday, Oct. 5. Kickoff is set for 6 p.m. at Houck Field. All games are broadcast live on the radio at Real Rock 99.3 FM. Watch live on ESPN+. Live stats available at GoSoutheast.com. Saturday is Take a Kid to the Game day. All kids 14 and under are free.

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Soccer Takes on SIUC

The Redhawk women's soccer team takes on Southern Illinois University-Carbondale (SIUC) on Sunday, Oct. 6, at 2 p.m. Watch live on ESPN+. Live stats available at GoSoutheast.com.

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Softball Begins Fall Exhibition Play

The Redhawk softball team travels to Springfield, Missouri, to face Saint Louis University and the University of Missouri in exhibition play on Saturday, Oct. 5. 

Volleyball Hits the Road for Two Matches

Southeast Missouri's volleyball team heads to Austin Peay University today, Oct. 4 and Murray State University on Saturday, Oct. 5. Video for both matches can be accessed at ESPN+.

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Tennis Hosts William Woods

Southeast Missouri's women's tennis team hosts William Woods University in a fall matchup on Saturday, Oct. 5. Start time is 9 a.m. at the Redhawks Tennis Complex.

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

Southeast Missouri's football radio show is on Monday, Oct. 7 at Wings Etc. in Cape Girardeau. Listen live from noon-1 p.m. at ESPN 1220 and 1470 AM.

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