Gov. Mike Parson

Joshua Dodge- Arrow Photo Editor

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. 

Office of Missouri Gov. Mike Parson

Mark Welker has been appointed by Gov. Mike Parson as Cape Girardeau County Prosecuting Attorney.

According to a press release, Welker is running for the position unopposed in the November general election after winning in the August primary.

Welker is an alumnus of Southeast Missouri State University, where he received a Bachelor of Arts degree. He received his Juris Doctorate from Southern Illinois University, and has been practicing law in Cape County since 2013.

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As part of his statewide listening tour, Governor Mike Parson made a stop in Cape Girardeau yesterday to hear from Southeast Missouri leaders, including many farmers and local members of the Missouri Farm Bureau.

At the David M. Barton Agricultural Research Center, Parson spoke on both infrastructure and workforce development as two of his main areas of focus. But, he also took many questions regarding the lack of broadband internet in rural areas: an issue he empathized with.