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Each semester, KRCU sits down with Dr. Carlos Vargas, President of Southeast Missouri State University, to discuss happenings at the institution as well as Higher Education broadly.2017-LA-MassMedia-TVProduction-FocusOnSoutheast-MP-1116-013.JPGYou can watch episodes of "Focus on Southeast" by clicking on the links below.September 2016October 2016November 2016December 2016February 2017March 2017Late March 2017May 2017November 2017December 2017February 2018March 2018April 2018July 2018August 2018September 2019October 2019November 2019 - Special Edition

Vargas Speaks: Episode 21

Jason Brown

On this episode of Vargas Speaks, Dr. Vargas talks about some new activities and initiatives taking place with the new Fall semester and about Southeast’s Bachelor of Science in cybersecurity program receiving accreditation from the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology.

He also tells us more about the new Copper Dome Scholarship program. It will offer stackable awards with progressive values and straightforward renewal criteria for incoming students.

Dr. Vargas talks about the university celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month September 15 – October 15. The celebration started as a week-long commemoration first proclaimed by President Lyndon Johnson in 1968 and it was later extended to a 30-day period while Ronald Reagan was president in 1988. This will be the fourth year that the Office of Institutional Equity & Diversity has coordinated activities and events for this celebration.

The university has welcomed six new international students to campus as part of the U.S. Department of State’s Tunisia Undergraduate Scholarship Program and the Global Undergraduate Exchange Program in Pakistan. The group from Pakistan will study here through mid-December and the Tunisian students will remain at Southeast through mid-May.

Finally, Dr. Vargas shares his thoughts on some trends he is watching in Higher Education and how the delivery of Higher Education is changing.

Dan is a 1994 graduate of Southeast Missouri State University. He majored in radio and minored in political science. He spent three of his four years at Southeast working as a student announcer at KRCU – the beginning of his radio career.
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