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Southeast senior Peter Reckling used his knack for furniture restoration to preserve original Kent Library furniture over the summer.

Reckling, a historic preservation major, spent two months preserving 10 pieces of historic Kent Library furniture including multiple tables and desks, a display case and two chairs.

“I’ve always been fond of the built environment,” Reckling said. “I think old houses have such a character and a nuance, something that can’t be replicated in today’s architecture.”

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Southeast president Carlos Vargas announced at a press conference with Governor Mike Parson on Aug. 31, a room in Dempster Hall will be transformed into a cyber range, which will serve as a designated work place for cybersecurity majors as soon as the spring semester.

“It will provide an enhanced environment for specialized cybersecurity,” Vargas said. 

The range, to be located in Dempster Hall room 246, will be a work space for Southeast faculty and students to use for testing and training. 

On this edition of Going Public we talk with Jen Berti, Membership Director with the Jackson Area Chamber of Commerce and Amy Ybarra, with Gearheads Auto & Diesel Repair in Jackson. Amy will be the featured presenter at the next Jackson Chamber Women’s Impact Luncheon on September 13.  Amy stopped by to tell us what she will be sharing with attendees at the upcoming women’s car care seminar.

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A former Southeast student, who left school to pursue politics and community leadership, is running for a seat in the Missouri House of Representatives.

At 25, Kevin Windham will be among the youngest candidates on the ballot for election to the State House. Still, he clinched the democratic nomination for representative of the 85th District by a margin of 8 percent.

Windham says his campaign success was a result of diligence, mentorship and a team of motivated college and high school students who are working towards change.

Vargas Speaks: Episode 20

Aug 17, 2018
Southeast Missouri State University

On this edition of the program, Dr. Vargas talks about institutional and academic restructuring, including the new college structure and leadership that went into effect on August 1, 2018; the re-accreditation of the entire university, also called regional accreditation and it's impact on the how Southeast operates plus the importance of soft skills and the challenges of communicating the importance of soft skill to college students.