Southeast Missouri State University

Southeast Missouri State University

On this edition of Going Public  we talk with Dr. Carlos Vargas, president of Southeast Missouri State University, where he reflects on Governor Parson’s visit to the Barton Agriculture Research Center in Cape Girardeau on June 13.

Southeast Missouri State University

In this episode of the program, Dr. Vargas --

• Talks about Catapult Creative House's new computing stations
• Shares the recent news about the musical "An American Hero" being selected to be performed at the New York Music Festival
• Details the agreement between Southeast and Sinclair Community College that is focused on Unmanned Aircraft Systems (drones)
• Tells us about a recent meeting he had with Senator Claire McCaskill and their discussion about ways to make college more affordable

This interview was recorded on Tuesday, March 20, 2018

Dan Woods / KRCU

The Office of Career Services at Southeast Missouri State University will host a Career Expo on Thursday, March 1, 2018 from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at the Student Recreation Center on campus.

Dan Presson is the Director of Career Services and he stopped by to talk about the expo and what the Office of Career Services does to help connect students and employers in the region.

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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