Southeast Experiences ‘Eclipse of the Century’ as Fall 2017 Semester Begins


The Southeast Missouri State University campus experienced history Monday, Aug. 21, with all eyes to the sky as the Great American Solar Eclipse made the first day of the fall 2017 semester a momentous occasion.

Worldwide science icon and physicist Dr. Michio Kaku joined about 7,000 participants in events at Houck Field, telling sky gazers they were experiencing the “eclipse of the century.” He also presented an evening address at the Show Me Center, focusing on how science will revolutionize the future of business, the economy, medicine and our way of life. About 500 joined in eclipse events from the River Campus, and Southeast’s regional campuses took in the awe-inspiring celestial majesty as well. Check out a photo gallery of the day’s events at

SEclipse from SEMissouriState on Vimeo.