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United Way of Southeast Missouri

With the fiscal year coming to a close in June, the United Way of Southeast Missouri is now accepting applications for their next 3-year grant cycle.

According to executive director Elizabeth Shelton, any non-profit organization in the community can apply, as long as they are presenting a program that supports United Way’s focus on education, income, and health. With this particular grant cycle, they’re interested in programs that will help support financial stability and independence for citizens in their service area.

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Missouri Governor Mike Parson, along with several other lawmakers and public officials, visited Signature Packaging and Paper in Jackson today as part of a statewide tour to promote a new piece of legislation regarding workforce development.

 

Fast Track, a financial aid program, would increase financial access to working-age adults to receive higher education. According to the Missouri Department of Higher Education (MDHE), creating this program would require a statutory change.

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On this installment of Going Public, we talk with Southeast President Carlos Vargas. about Missouri Governor Mike Parson’s proposed budget for Fiscal Year 2020 and it’s impact on Southeast Missouri State’s budget.

The audio from the interview is from the television program “Focus on Southeast.”

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Jackson police have arrested a female juvenile in connection with a terrorist threat to Jackson High School. 

 

The arrest comes after the Jackson R-II School District dismissed students shortly after the start of school this morning due to an alleged threat to the high school via social media. Buses began taking all Jackson R-II School District students home at 9:00 a.m. 

 

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In Fall of 2019, 70% of new students will be able to receive the Copper Dome Scholarship, a new scholarship system at Southeast.

Vice president for finance and administration, Kathy Mangels says this system will change the criteria of ACT and SAT scores, and will make scholarships stackable, meaning a student can use several scholarships at the same time, while keeping federal financial aid.

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