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It seems like Almost Yesterday that Allen Laws Oliver of Cape Girardeau, Missouri, became the national president of the Sons of the American Revolution.

Born in 1886 when his parents, R. B. and Marie Oliver, lived in Jackson, Missouri, young Allen Oliver was educated in the local schools, at Southeast Missouri Normal School, and then, in the family tradition, received a law degree from the University of Missouri in Columbia. 

Jason Brown / KRCU

We sat down with Southeast President Carlos Vargas on Tuesday, February 20, 2018, for our monthly conversation on the television program "Focus on Southeast."

Dr. Vargas provided an update on the budget challenges facing the institution and how the higher education institutions in Missouri work together to tell their story and how each is unique in the area it serves.

Vargas Speaks: Episode 15

Feb 26, 2018
KRCU

In this edition of Vargas Speaks:

Dr. Vargas --
• Highlights recent successes at Southeast
• Explains the importance of accreditation and what it means
• Talks about the university's work in connecting with area employers
• Details some of the efforts in connecting directly with students
• Updates us on the budget for the university for FY18 and FY19

This interview was recorded on Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Lindsey Grojean, KRCU

Due to budget reductions for higher education across the state, Southeast Missouri State University has announced the future closing of their Child Development Center in Sikeston. The center operates as a full-time child care program open to families of students, faculty, and staff of the Sikeston regional campus, as well as community members.

 

Southeast provost Karl Kunkel says after an analysis on their academic affairs, decisions were made in pursuit of reducing costs, and prioritizing the base of Southeast.

 

Lindsey Grojean/KRCU

In order to balance their Fiscal Year 2018 budget and cover known budget needs for FY 2019, Southeast Missouri State University will soon be cutting staff positions across campus.

 

Southeast President Dr. Carlos Vargas announced yesterday that 35-40 vacant and filled full-time staff positions, which make up 4% of the university’s workforce, will be eliminated. The first round of staff members being impacted will be notified Jan. 29 through Feb. 2 with a second round of notification meetings happening at the beginning of May.

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