Vargas Speaks/Focus on Southeast

Each month, KRCU sits down with Dr. Carlos Vargas, President of Southeast Missouri State University, to discuss happenings at the institution as well as Higher Education broadly.

A taping of "Focus on Southeast"
Credit Marcus Painton / Southeast Missouri State University

The video companion to Vargas Speaks is called Focus on Southeast. You can watch monthly episodes by clicking on the links below.

September 2016
October 2016
November 2016
December 2016
February 2017
March 2017
Late March 2017
May 2017
November 2017
December 2017
February 2018
March 2018
April 2018
July 2018
August 2018

Vargas Speaks: Episode 9

Feb 10, 2017

EDITOR'S NOTE: On Thursday, February 9, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit decided not to reinstate Trump’s executive action on immigration and refugees while the policy works its way through the legal system. This occurred after this episode was recorded.

In this edition of Vargas Speaks, Dr. Vargas discusses:

Vargas Speaks - Episode 8

Dec 19, 2016
Southeast Missouri State University / KRCU

In this edition of the Vargas Speaks, Dr. Vargas discusses how the university is prepared for attacks on campus with the recent news of an attack on the Ohio State University campus in late November 2016. There was also discussion on the budget in the state of Missouri and what 2017's budget for Higher Education may look like.

In addition, we take a look back at the year 2016.

Vargas Speaks - Episode 7

Oct 25, 2016
Southeast Missouri State University

Dan Woods sat down with Southeast President Carlos Vargas on Tuesday, October 18 for their monthly conversation about issues and events impacting the campus of Southeast Missouri State University.

Woods began by asking the president about two reports of sexual assault on the campus in 2016 and the the university handles those situations. 

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."

Southeast Missouri State University

On Thursday, August 18, Dan Woods sat down for his monthly conversation with Southeast President Carlos Vargas. It happened to be on move-in day at Southeast. Dr. Vargas and Dan talked about an increase in freshman attending the university and about the new Towers Cafe. He also told Dan about the two big goals for the university this year.