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OnlineU.org ranks Southeast Missouri State's business, nursing degrees (10/30/14)
OnlineU.org has featured Southeast Missouri State University on the list of its 2015 Best Value Online College Rankings. Its degree in nursing ranks 15th, and its business degree is 25th out of 25, according to the list at http://www.onlineu.org/best-value-colleges...
Southeast regents approve extending same-sex benefits (10/29/14)
Following in the footsteps of other state benefit plans, the Southeast Missouri State University Board of Regents on Tuesday approved extending benefits to same-sex spouses and retirees. Enrollment begins immediately. The Missouri State Employee Retirement System and Missouri Consolidated Health Care Plan recently did the same in response to an Oct. 3 order issued by a Jackson County Circuit Court judge requiring same-sex couples legally married in other states to be recognized by Missouri...
Amendment 3, new education commissioner topics at Cape Girardeau board meeting (10/28/14)
The passage or defeat of Amendment 3 and the upcoming appointment of a new Missouri commissioner of education were among the topics discussed at Monday's Cape Girardeau School Board meeting. Amendment 3, on the Nov. 4 general election ballot, would tie teacher evaluations to student performance and limit future teaching contracts to three years, among other things...
SEMO board of regents to meet this morning (10/28/14)
The Southeast Missouri State University Board of Regents will consider approving maintenance and repair capital projects for fiscal 2015 and changes to employee benefits when it meets at 11 a.m. today. The panel will meet in the Board of Regents Room in Academic Hall, during which the group also will hear the 2013 Department of Public Safety annual report...
Southeast Missouri State cybersecurity student headed to White House (10/28/14)
Joe Surmeier, a Southeast Missouri State University senior cybersecurity major from Kansas City, Missouri, has been invited to attend a recognition dinner and round-table with the U.S. Department of Homeland Security on Wednesday at the White House...
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Southeast Construction Management students finish third in competition (10/31/14)
Six students in the Construction Management Organization at Southeast Missouri State University finished third at the Associated Schools of Construction Competition on Oct. 22 through 25 in Nebraska City, Nebraska. Southeast competed in ASC's Region 4, which includes 15 member schools in seven states from Missouri north through the Dakotas. Competition took place in four divisions: commercial building, design-build, heavy-civil and residential...
OnlineU.org ranks Southeast Missouri State's business, nursing degrees (10/30/14)
OnlineU.org has featured Southeast Missouri State University on the list of its 2015 Best Value Online College Rankings. Its degree in nursing ranks 15th, and its business degree is 25th out of 25, according to the list at http://www.onlineu.org/best-value-colleges...
Three Rivers staff gets peek at new Sikeston facility (10/30/14)
SIKESTON, Mo. -- Members of Three Rivers College faculty and staff received a sneak peek Friday of the institution's new Sikeston campus. The three-story, 40,000-square-foot structure will replace a converted racquet ball court with about 8,000 square feet of usable space where classes are held...
Southeast regents approve extending same-sex benefits (10/29/14)
Following in the footsteps of other state benefit plans, the Southeast Missouri State University Board of Regents on Tuesday approved extending benefits to same-sex spouses and retirees. Enrollment begins immediately. The Missouri State Employee Retirement System and Missouri Consolidated Health Care Plan recently did the same in response to an Oct. 3 order issued by a Jackson County Circuit Court judge requiring same-sex couples legally married in other states to be recognized by Missouri...
SEMO board of regents to meet this morning (10/28/14)
The Southeast Missouri State University Board of Regents will consider approving maintenance and repair capital projects for fiscal 2015 and changes to employee benefits when it meets at 11 a.m. today. The panel will meet in the Board of Regents Room in Academic Hall, during which the group also will hear the 2013 Department of Public Safety annual report...
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Class 2 District 1 soccer title - Perryville vs. St. Pius X

Perryville defeats St. Pius X, 1-0 in the Class 2 District 1 championship Thursday, Oct. 30, 2014 in Festus, Missouri.

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