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Regional Statistics over the last month pertinent to COVID-19 have improved with ICU bed capacity and hospital inpatient bed capacity rates lowering. Vaccination rates have also been rising with Missouri at 49% as of October. 

On Thursday, October 14th Southeast Missouri State University and Cape Public Schools announced various changes to their COVID-19 protection requirements. 


Coalition Urges Missourians to Join Redistricting Process

Oct 13, 2021
Lily Bohlke / Missouri News Service

Public hearings for Missouri's redistricting process begin Saturday in St. Louis and continue next week in Springfield and Kansas City. Watchdog groups advocating for fair maps are urging the state House and Senate bipartisan commissions working on the new maps to take into account what residents want in their voting districts, and to keep what are known as "communities of interest" together.

Historic Broadway Theatre To Be Torn Down If Not Repaired

Oct 13, 2021
Jasmine Jones

After a fire scorched the building in March, the Broadway Theatre in downtown Cape Girardeau has been given 90 days to get up to code or be demolished by the City, according to the Sept. 13 condemnation hearing. Hosting everything from vaudeville performances to beauty pageants and cooking shows, the 1921 historic theater was once known as the finest theater between Memphis and Cape Girardeau.

Southeast Missouri State University


“Sonder,” an exhibition of works by Southeast Missouri State University student artists Kate Cooper, Maria Marzuco and Cameron Queen, is available for viewing through Friday, Nov. 5 at The Nest Gallery in the Seminary Building at Southeast’s River Campus.


The exhibition is currently on display on the first floor of the Seminary Building, behind the River Campus Gallery. An opening reception for “Sonder” will take place from 5 to 7 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 5. Face coverings are required.



University Introduces Vaccine Incentive To Student Organizations, Offers Monetary Prize

Oct 12, 2021
Southeast Missouri State University

The Redhawk Vaccine Incentive Program recently put out a new challenge in hopes of reaching a campus-wide 70% vaccination rate. 

Clubs and student organizations with the most vaccinated members can win a monetary prize.

Associate Vice President of Student Life Bruce Skinner said this incentive was launched to reach a campus-wide 70% vaccination rate. 

"That is the number one goal and the reasoning behind us offering this prize other than the fact that we want to keep everyone safe," he said.