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Looking to bring a new style of fitness to Cape Girardeau, former Semo Athletes are using a mix of African culture and modern music to diversify, motivate, and encourage healthy lifestyles through a multicultural bootcamp. 

Just last year, co-founders Contrall Andrews and Kweku Arkoful created the bootcamp to bring African culture to Cape Girardeau. Welcoming individuals of all cultural backgrounds, their main goal is to have a common ground where people can experience culture without any type of discrimination.

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U.S. Senator Roy Blunt made a visit to Southeast Missouri State University this afternoon. He wanted to see the growth Southeast’s unmanned aircraft systems program has made over the past two years. 

When he and Southeast Pres. Dr. Carlos Vargas were talking about initial plans with the program in 2017, he was chairing the U.S. Senate’s aviation subcommittee, and thought there was a market here for people to be trained on autonomous aircraft. 

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Southeast Missouri State University has announced a new scholarship in the Copper Dome Scholarship Program: the “Will To Do” award.

The need-based scholarship is intended to "fill in the gap," or cover the remainder of tuition costs and general fees for students that are not paid for federal, state, and institutional grants or scholarships.

At a press conference on Tuesday, Southeast student financial services director, Matthew Kearney said many of the award’s recipients will be the first in their family to go to college.

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Southeast Missouri State University will now receive support for student athletes and performers in a new partnership with SoutheastHEALTH. 

During a press conference on Wednesday, the healthcare system's CEO Ken Bateman said they will also provide athletic training, physical therapy services, diagnostic equipment, and athletic training supplies to students.


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Southeast Missouri State University has been awarded $228,400 from the National Science Foundation to go toward a piece of equipment called a “Powder X-Ray Diffractometer.”

Physics professor Peggy Hill says the device, which will allow students to observe substances on a molecular level, will benefit multiple departments.