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Southeast was honored with the Premier Partner Award at the Missouri Main Street Connection’s Evening of Excellence Awards. Also honored with Outstanding Leadership Awards were Dr. Steven Hoffman, Southeast professor of history and coordinator of the historic preservation program at Southeast, and Bridgette Kelch, Main Street director in Washington, Missouri, and a 2000 Southeast alumna. Read more.

 


 

The United Negro College Fund (UNCF) recognized Southeast Missouri State University, Southeast alumnus Cedric the Entertainer and seven incoming students, UNCF Scholars, at the first inaugural UNCF St. Louis Evening Of Stars – Concert Gala. Additionally, Southeast Missouri State University was honored as the organization of the year for its work with UNCF locally and nationally. Read More.

 


 

Southeast Missouri State University has been recognized among the best regional universities in the Midwest and 29th among top Midwestern public schools in the 2017 U.S. News & World Report’s Best Colleges rankings released in September. Southeast has been consistently ranked by the publication since 1993. Read More.

 


 

Southeast is launching a new academic program in unmanned aircraft systems (drones). The new Bachelor of Science will be available to students beginning in fall 2017.  The program is designed to train students on the fundamentals to maintain, customize, acquire and use them in a commercial setting. During the coming year, the University will plan, recruit students for and implement the program. Read More.

 


 

Southeast is awaiting approval for a new Bachelor of Science in geographic information science to start fall 2017. Labor market experts predict geospatial information scientists, technologists and remote sensing scientists will be in high demand to fill new jobs in the coming decade. The field uses data to capture and represent geographic information to contrast with software. Read More.

 


 

Southeast’s Kent Library is pairing with the St. Louis Astronomical Society to increase knowledge of objects in the night sky as part of the Library Telescope Program. Beginning in September, individuals are able to check out an Orion StarBlast 4.5-inch telescope for a seven-day period. And, while we’re talking stars, are you aware of The Great American Eclipse? Visit eclipse.semo.edu for more.

 

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