Dr. Carlos Vargas

Southeast Missouri State University

Southeast president Carlos Vargas emailed a campus-wide apology Sept. 21 in regard to accepting an offer to drink from a beer bong six days earlier at the Southern Illinois University-Carbondale tailgate, and his message has drawn attention well beyond the campus through social media.

 

In the statement Vargas said that a beer bong is a device that is normally associated with binge drinking and something he does not condone.

 

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Southeast president Carlos Vargas announced at a press conference with Governor Mike Parson on Aug. 31, a room in Dempster Hall will be transformed into a cyber range, which will serve as a designated work place for cybersecurity majors as soon as the spring semester.

“It will provide an enhanced environment for specialized cybersecurity,” Vargas said. 

The range, to be located in Dempster Hall room 246, will be a work space for Southeast faculty and students to use for testing and training. 

Vargas Speaks: Episode 18

May 14, 2018
Southeast Missouri State University

In this edition of the program, Dr. Vargas talks about the institutional restructuring that is currently taking place at Southeast. He discusses what outcomes he would like to see after restructuring and what it means for the university.

In addtion, Dr. Vargas talk about university funding and how the institution is looking ahead to meet potential funding challenges in the future.

He also talks about challenges and opportunities facing not only Southeast but Higher Education in the near future and how to be successful and thrive in the years to come.

Southeast Missouri State University

On this episode of Going Public, we talk with Southeast President Carlos Vargas about a new pet community coming to campus in Fall 2018.

Permitted pets in the pet-friendly community will be:
• Indoor domestic cats and dogs under a certain weight
• Small caged animals that live in a small aquarium

Details from the university's news release.

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

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