Southeast Arrow

Cape Girardeau Residents Mourn The Loss of Ruth Bader Ginsburg

3 hours ago
Jan Salmon, Southeast Arrow

Members of the community gathered together in Capaha Park Sunday for a candlelight vigil in memory of Associate Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg.  

Event organizer and local activist Aaron Lerma said Ginsburg's decisions and voting record align with the issues he holds close at heart — specifically Ginsburg’s work securing marriage equality.


SEMO Club Examines, Identifies Human Remains From Cold Cases

Sep 21, 2020

After closing a 1979 cold case, the Anthropology Club at Southeast has reopened a new case.

Associate Professor of Anthropology, Dr. Jennifer Bengtson, and members of the club reopened a new case in August on remains found in Cape Girardeau County in 1980.  

Dr. Bengtson said the DNA was poorly preserved in this case, but so far, they suspect the body is a male with European ancestry. 


In April, Bengtson and students in the Anthropolgy Club completed a six year journey in identifying human remains from a 1979 cold case.


Crisp Museum at River Campus Holds Wind Chime Workshop

Sep 14, 2020

Southeast’s Crisp Museum, located at the River Campus hosts its second annual “Wind Chime Workshop” allowing visitors to create their own homemade windchimes using supplies that have been collected or donated. 

The event provided patrons with an afternoon of fun, laughter and music for the whole family. 

Center for Behavioral Health and Accessibility Holds Health and Wellness Fair For Students

Sep 11, 2020
Photo by Clay Herrell, Southeast Arrow Reporter

The Center for Behavioral Health and Accessibility hosted their Health and Wellness Fair during National Suicide Prevention Week at the University Center.

The CBHA provided the students with de-stress and safety kits, as well as other material to help students copy with stress and anxiety.

Substance use counselor, John Nimmo stressed the importance of this event and what the CBHA does for students.

Nimmo said the CBHA uses events like the fair to reach as many students on campus as possible.

The CBHA can be found in Crisp Hall rooms 201 and 202.

SEMO Test-Optional Admissions Expanded for Fall 2021

Sep 10, 2020
Jan Salmon, Southeast Arrow

In the wake of standardized test dates getting canceled across the nation in the spring, Southeast President Carlos Vargas announced Wed. Sept. 9 at a press conference the university is expanding test-optional admissions and scholarships for new students in Fall 2021.

Southeast began offering test-optional scholarships in Fall 2019, but the minimum GPA to qualify was a 3.5. In Fall 2021, the number will be lowered to 2.75 to accommodate students who did not have the ability to take a standardized test.