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Budget Cuts to Hit SEMO Cyber Security Training Program

Jan 20, 2017
Courtesy of Southeast Missouri State University

On Monday Gov. Eric Greitens announced plans to cut $146.4 million to balance Missouri’s budget. Funding for higher education across the state took the biggest hit with $55.9 million withheld. Four year institutions like Southeast Missouri State University are currently reviewing the university’s budget for the fiscal year. KRCU’s Marissanne Lewis-Thompson spoke with Kathy Mangels, the Vice President for Finance and Administration at Southeast about these budget cuts and what it means for the university.

 

Southeast Missouri State University

Dan Woods sat down with Dr. Kenn Stilson, chairperson of the Conservatory of Theatre & Dance at Southeast Missouri State University to discuss the department's upcoming Extravaganza and the special 10th Anniversary production of "Big River."

Woods: First, tell our folks what the extravaganza is and what it does for your students.

Southeast Missouri State University

Dan Woods spoke with Southeast President Carlos Vargas on September 20, 2016. They discussed several topics including the new Rust Center for Media and about the freshman enrollment increase for the fall semester.

Dr. Vargas said that the university is very excited about the new Rust Center for Media and noted its special significance for the Rust family. He noted, "It was the result of the efforts that Gary and Wendy's sons have put in motion to try to honor their father."

Going Public: Jackson R-2 School District Implements Random Drug Testing

Sep 13, 2016
Courtesy of John Link

Random drug testing is starting to catch wind in school districts across the country. And one of them is the Jackson R-2 school district. The new policy is directed towards students involved in extracurricular activities. KRCU's Marissanne Lewis-Thompson spoke with Jackson R-2 school district superintendent Dr. John Link.

Lewis-Thompson: Recently, you all implemented the random drug testing policy in the Jackson R-2 school district. Why now?

Going Public: SEMO Offers Reading Program for Local Youth

Sep 2, 2016
Marissanne Lewis-Thompson/KRCU

Reading can be a challenge at any age. With the school year in full swing, many parents are trying to find programs to help their children improve their reading skills. Read to Succeed Plus Reading Academy, a program at Southeast Missouri State University is doing just that. KRCU's Marissanne Lewis-Thompson spoke with two of the programs facilitators Dr. Debra Porter and Dr. Dixie McCollum from the department of Elementary, Early and Special Education.

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