• Building Tomorrow: Vargas Takes Helm as 18th President of Southeast

    Wed, 01 Jul 2015
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    Dr. Carlos Vargas

    CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo., July 1, 2015 – A new era of leadership begins at Southeast Missouri State University today as Dr. Carlos Vargas takes the reins as the 18th president of the University.

    “I am very proud to have been selected as the 18th president of the University,” Vargas said. “I am eager … to live up to the expectations of the students, the staff and the faculty of the institution.”...

  • Registration for 2015-2016 Parking Permits Opens July 8

    Wed, 01 Jul 2015

    parking resizedCAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo., July 1, 2015 — Southeast Missouri State University students may begin registering for 2015-2016 preferred, perimeter and evening parking permits beginning July 8 with a lottery system based on student seniority to determine distribution of the preferred decals.

    Registration for 2015-2016 parking permits will open at 8 a.m. July 8.  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 8.  Completed paper applications will be accepted by mail or in person at the Cashier’s Office in Academic Hall....

  • Southeast Student Lands Internship Sponsored by the National Science Foundation

    Wed, 01 Jul 2015

    Peterson_News[1]CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo., July 1, 2015 – Colten Peterson, having just completed his sophomore year at Southeast Missouri State University, beat the odds when he was selected for a highly-competitive, coveted internship working on a National Science Foundation (NSF) sponsored Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU).

    “You do not have to be the best of the best to be chosen,” said Peterson. “All you truly need is a strong work ethic and a passion for what you are studying.”...

  • Camp Redhawk Returns for Second Year – a Tradition in the Making

    Thu, 25 Jun 2015
    Students sign the Academic Hall Dome.

    Students sign the Academic Hall Dome.

    CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo., June 24, 2015 – Only in its second year, Southeast Missouri State University’s Camp Redhawk is quickly becoming an exciting tradition for entering freshman to better position themselves for the years ahead through invaluable and fun experiences....

  • Southeast Students Share Summer Days With Special Needs Children at Camp Connect

    Thu, 25 Jun 2015

    Camp Connect2CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo., June 25, 2015 – A group of Southeast Missouri State University students are serving as counselors at Camp Connect this summer, a three-week event for children with autism to improve their social and communication skills.

    Based at Southeast’s Autism Center for Diagnosis and Treatment, a typical camp day finds excitement buzzing in the air as children with autism at the camp create flower pots, T-shirts, picture frames and other crafts with their neurotypical peers. Other children play videogames on the Xbox 360 and Wii. Others head out and play on the playground. At each child’s side is a Southeast student pursuing a certificate or minor in Autism Studies. Amanda Bomar of Cape Girardeau, Missouri, Heather Roe of Advance, Missouri, and Katie Spradling of Desloge, Missouri, along with their fellow classmates, are camp counselors....

  • Southeast Student Spreads Her Wings at World Bird Sanctuary

    Wed, 24 Jun 2015

    Diederichsen_willtodoCAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo., June 24, 2015 –For Southeast Missouri State University senior Allyson Diederichsen of St. Louis, bright colors, wild creatures and swooping birds are all part of a day’s work at her summer internship with the World Bird Sanctuary in Valley Park, Missouri.

    “I have always had a love of animals, and the World Bird Sanctuary is a great place for that,” she said. “I used to foster dogs and cats, and that started me on the road to working with animals.”...

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