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The president of Southeast Missouri State University is apologizing after he was captured on video drinking from a beer bong at a tailgate party in Carbondale.

Southeast Missouri State University's Board of Regents approved a contract extension for President Carlos Vargas.

The new three-year rolling contract runs through June 30th, 2021. The package does not include a salary increase or additional compensation.

Southeast Missouri State University's tuition and fees will increase in the fall in response to reduced state funding for universities.

The Board of Regents Friday approved a 2.1 percent increase in tuition, but waived all but 1 percent while leaving open the possibility of another increase.

Facing significant budget challenges, the Southeast Missouri State University Board of Regents will consider another major academic reorganization proposal.

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Some Southeast Missouri State University students will be able to bring their dogs, cats and small caged animals to campus starting in the fall.        

The university in Cape Girardeau announced a one-year pilot program Friday.

Southeast Missouri State University is eliminating some jobs.

University President Carlos Vargas Tuesday announced the need to eliminate 35 to 40 vacant and currently filled staff positions over the next five months due to a nine percent reduction in state appropriations for FY18.

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The small town of Perryville, Missouri is in the totality path of the Total Solar Eclipse next month.

WSIU's Brad Palmer talks with the woman leading the planning activities about what promises to be a busy weekend starting on August 18.

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Two dozen school teachers from southeast Missouri involved in an eclipse educational project took part in a two-day conference on the Southeast Missouri State University campus.

The conference ended Wednesday with a test launch of two tethered high-altitude, helium-filled weather balloons, similar to the ones that will be released on eclipse day, August 21st.

Debbie Below with the Southeast Missouri State University Eclipse Committee talks about the plans being made for the big event on the Cape Girardeau campus and the city as a whole.

Southeast Missouri State University is reporting a record number of Illinois students in its freshman class.

First-day enrollment figures show 331 new first-time students from Illinois enrolled this fall, nearly a 50 percent increase from fall 2012.

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Southeast Missouri State University is sticking with a familiar face in the hiring of its new Director of Athletics.

Brady Barke, who has been serving as the interim A.D. since last July, was named to the position permanently Tuesday during a news conference on the Cape Girardeau campus.

The president of Southeast Missouri State University was part of a delegation from the Show Me State that traveled to Cuba recently on a trade mission.

Carlos Vargas met with Cuban officials to pursue higher education partnerships related to academic and research projects.

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Southeast Missouri State University continued a tradition Thursday that has gone by the way side for the most part in higher education.

The Cape Girardeau institution held an inauguration ceremony for its new president, Carlos Vargas, who assumed control of the university last July.

Southeast Missouri State University is about to inaugurate its new President.

The daylong event will conclude with the inauguration ceremony for Carlos Vargas Thursday afternoon on the Cape Girardeau campus.

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April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month, but it's an issue that doesn't go away when the calendar turns to May.

Southeast Missouri State University is trying to help those who commit assault.

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Enrollment at Southeast Missouri State University is down for the first time in 20 years.

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Southeast Missouri State University hired Dr. Carlos Vargas as its 18th school president in March. The longtime educator officially took over the position on July 1st from Dr. Ken Dobbins, who had led the Cape Girardeau based school since 1999. WSIU's Brad Palmer talked with Vargas about his first full-time university leadership position.

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A couple of local efforts are underway to help provide assistance to the victims of the earthquake in Nepal.

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Monday's heavy snow means one candidate for President at Southeast Missouri State University will have to wait a day to make her pitch.

Water Back on at SEMO

Aug 29, 2014
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The water supply to  Southeast Missouri State University has been restored.