Southeast Missouri State University


  • Students Awarded Degrees at Spring Commencement

    Wed, 16 Jul 2014

    2014_stu_GraduationCAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo., July 16, 2014 – One thousand three hundred forty-eight students participated in spring commencement ceremonies May 17 at Southeast Missouri State University.

    Of them, 1,110 students completed their degrees at the end of the spring semester. An additional 210 participating in the ceremony are scheduled to complete their degrees at the conclusion of the summer semester.

    To view the list of undergraduates earning degrees at the end of the spring semester, visit

  • An Immortality of Words: ‘Annamanda’ Published After Author’s Death

    Tue, 01 Jul 2014

    AnnamandaCAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo., July 1, 2014 – “Annamanda,” published this month by Southeast Missouri State University Press, is a story of determination, on two levels.

    “Annamanda,” a novel by Jo Houser Haring, tells of the determination and courage of a young woman married to a fundamentalist preacher as she and her family cope with the rigors and dangers of settling new territory about the time of the great New Madrid earthquakes of 1811-1812....

  • Southeast Recognized with Top Honors at PBL National Conference

    Mon, 30 Jun 2014
    Phi Lambda Beta

    Front row, left to right: Emily Karleskint, Caitlin Schamburg, Brooke Dial, Malli Tahghighi, Amber Joiner, Matt Reishman. Back row, left to right: Tyler Rosemann, Bijan Tahghighi, Cory Herzog, Josh James, Justin Bader, Chris Dzurick

    CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo., July 1, 2014 – Southeast Missouri State University students brought home national awards from the Future Business Leaders of America-Phi Beta Lambda (FBLA-PBL) National Leadership Conference June 23-26 in Nashville, Tenn....

  • Three Southeast Regents Among Ingram’s ‘50 Missourians You Should Know’

    Mon, 30 Jun 2014

    IngramsCAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo., June 30, 2014 – Three members of the Southeast Missouri State University Board of Regents are among Ingram’s “50 Missourians You Should Know.”

    Board President Doyle Privett of Kennett, Mo.; Board Vice President Kendra Neely-Martin of St. Louis; and Jay Knudtson of Cape Girardeau were named to the list published in the June edition of Ingram’s, the business magazine of Kansas City.

    Ingram’s publishes the annual list as a “tribute to the people whose careers, companies and core values are changing not just their communities, but the state—and, in some cases, the world,” according to the article. Those featured, the article says, give “the Show Me State its unique flavor as a place to live, raise a family or to work or operate a business. Their individual stories reflect the passion, hard work and integrity that are hallmarks of successful businesses in the state.”...

  • Registration for 2014-2015 Parking Permits Opens July 7

    Mon, 30 Jun 2014

    parking resizedCAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo., June 30, 2014 — Southeast Missouri State University students may begin registering for 2014-2015 preferred, perimeter and evening parking permits beginning July 7 with a lottery system based on student seniority to determine distribution of the preferred decals.

    Registration for 2014-2015 parking permits will open at 8 a.m. July 7.  At that time, students may apply online at, or they may complete a paper application that is included in the University’s billing packet.  The packet will be mailed to students on or about July 7.  Completed paper applications will be accepted by mail or in person at the Cashier’s Office in Academic Hall....

  • Regents Approve $106.7 Million Operating Budget, Auxiliary Operating Budgets for FY2015

    Mon, 30 Jun 2014

    Board of RegentsCAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo., June 30, 2014 – The Southeast Missouri State University Board of Regents approved a $106.7 million operating budget for the University and $36.8 million in auxiliary operating budgets, both for fiscal 2015 which begins July 1 at their June 26 meeting.

    The university’s Budget Review Committee (BRC) developed and recommended to President Kenneth W. Dobbins the fiscal year 2015 budget assuming a 4 percent increase in state funding, which equated to $1.7 million. When Gov. Jay Nixon signed House Bill 2003 last week, he withheld all appropriations increases for all higher education institutions.  Therefore, the proposed University budget had a $1.7 million shortfall.  Regents voted to make up the budget shortfall by raising tuition $3.50 per credit hour to generate an estimated $620,000....

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