Missouri is widely known as the Show Me State, a term credited to Missouri’s U.S. Congressman Willard Duncan Vandiver who served in the House of Representatives from 1897-1903. Vandiver also served as the University’s fifth president from 1893-1897. Legend has it that Vandiver made a speech in Philadelphia in which he d eclared, “I come from a state that raises corn and cotton and cockleburs and Democrats, and frothy eloquence neither convinces nor satisfies me. I am from Missouri. You have got to show me.” In recognition of his impact on Missouri, Southeast named a five-story residence hall in his honor. His famous phrase also is memorialized in one of the Midwest’s finest event facilities — our Show Me Center.
We Are… Listed among the Midwest’s
top universities One of the safest college
campuses in the nation A medium-sized university with
nearly 12,000 students NCAA Division I athletics Conveniently located 115 miles
south of St. Louis
We have… Small class sizes Faculty with PhDs who teach
your classes More than 200 areas of study Wired (and wireless) classrooms
and best-of-class technology Internships and real-world
learning offered in 100 percent of programs Study-abroad opportunities
that take you almost anywhere
We provide… Some of the newest residence
halls in Missouri Choices in the University
Studies “Gen Ed” classes 150 organizations that keep
you busy after class Fraternities and sororities that
are service-minded and fun One-of-a-kind student aquatic
center in one of our two recreation centers
National Association of Schools of Music
World Class In the Midwest
Picture yourself on a gorgeous, warm fall afternoon walking across one of the most beautiful campuses in the countryâ€“a campus alive with people talking or studying, taking a break on the Terraces, hurrying to practice or making plans for the weekend. Southeast is a safe, friendly campus. Students say it is a place where there are more things to do than there are hours in the day.
The college experience of a lifetime. The job of your dreams. A life that is amazing. That is what most students (and parents) want from a college education. At Southeast, we want the same for you. We want you to learn your profession, gain the experience or internship you need, and help you get that first paycheck! Eighteen years of unprecedented growth make Southeast one of the fastest growing universities in the Midwest. The growing– and changing–student body at Southeast has had an impact on everything and everyone. The physical changes of the campus are the most visible. Five additional residence halls in just over a decade. The River Campus. The polytechnic building. And so on. Classroom activity has reached a new level of productivity, as students are brighter and more prepared than ever. Enrollment is at an all-time high and average ACT scores are up. In addition, the impact of the Jane Stephens Honors Program has been dramatic with more students than ever choosing to complete the honors curriculum.
INCREASE IN ENROLLMENT
18 Years of Increasing Enrollment
One of the “Best in the Midwest” -Princeton Review
Take a Closer Look Students come from around the world to enjoy the Midwest culture and safety that is a hallmark of our University.
21.4% Southeast is the kind of place that comes to mind when you think of the college experience. In addition, our River Campus brings a host of talented students here to learn and perform in stunning space dedicated to art, dance, music and theatre.
You may choose from more than 200 areas of study, which means you can study a variety of subjects, choose from numerous majors, and meet people who are pursuing a range of fascinating careers. Unlike a liberal arts institution or an engineering school whose mission is very specific, you can stay at Southeast and change your mind about your major or enhance your career potential by adding a double or even triple major. With more than 2,500 undergraduate courses, our extensive curriculum offers unique opportunities. Pre-medical students take fine arts courses, musicians confront computers, nutrition majors crunch numbers
in statistics courses, and scientists play the trombone. Hands-on learning opportunities and internships in every major prepare you for your first job.
Our academic programs blend the advantages of a large institution with an emphasis on controlled class size. Enrollment is nearly 12,000, yet 97 percent of classes have 49 or fewer students.
Now, more than ever, students and parents are saying, â€œShow Meâ€? Southeast!
A College Town with a River Heritage Cape Girardeau provides a perfect backdrop for students to enjoy excellent shopping, great restaurants, parks and recreational facilities, museums, and musical and theatre events. Located between St. Louis and Memphis, it is easily accessible by land or air. Southeastâ€™s main campus is located in Cape Girardeau. Situated on the Mississippi River, it is a town with a rich history, Midwest character and about 75,000 welcoming people living in a county-wide area.
Our increasingly popular business programs have made us one of the major colleges of business in the Midwest. The Donald L. Harrison College of Business is accredited by AACSB International–the gold standard of business school accreditation–an honor held by only 5 percent of institutions offering business degrees worldwide.
Even in an economy that is unpredictable, industries across the board need college-trained applicants to fill business-related positions. Health care, hospitality, manufacturing and others rely on accountants, auditors, economists, information system managers and analysts to make their companies thrive. As a Southeast business graduate, you will be in demand. Graduates enjoy a job placement rate of nearly 100 percent within the first year after graduation. You may choose from career fields including accounting, economics, finance, international business, management and marketing. Tougher accounting and auditing regulations make accounting a great option. Companies look to accountants to determine how they can operate more efficiently. Our curriculum prepares students for the certified public accountant (CPA) and certified internal auditor (CIA) designations. Graduates go to work directly into an accounting field or go on to complete the 150 hours required by Missouri, and other states, to sit for the CPA examination. Our first-time pass rates on the CPA exam continue to be well above the national average.
Megan Stackle Marketing Ste. Genevieve, MO
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Economics and finance professionals make businesses run more profitably, and thus are in high demand. Prepare yourself for the global work force with a major in international business.
Business programs are housed in Dempster Hall, a wireless environment featuring An outreach office and career specialist located in an electronic presentation lab and more than Chesterfield, Mo., keeps Southeast at the forefront 400 networked computers with the latest of business activity. St. Louis employers rate the software. Employers and students value our “St. Louis Interview Days” as the best recruiting techno-savvy environment. In a survey of 98 event in which they participate in the Midwest. nationally known business programs, Southeast More than 100 Southeast business students are ranked in the top 7 percent in learning to use involved each year. and manage technology.
Princeton Review consistently includes the Harrison College of Business on its list of “Best Business Schools.”
Robert A. Dempster Hall
If you are serious about developing skills that make organizations successful, choose an option in management or solve real-world problems in our popular marketing program. Entrepreneurs thrive in an environment that is recognized as Missouri’s most comprehensive. These programs and more await you in our college of business.
Active learning occurs throughout your time here. Students work on team projects with local and regional companies, manage a real-life financial portfolio, and visit the New York Stock Exchange or the Chicago Board of Trade, as well as participate in the International Business Study Tour. One hundred percent of our students have the opportunity to participate in internship programs with companies nationwide. Experiential learning is an important part of our curriculum. Our students compete successfully on the state, national and international levels. Business graduates work in prestigious firms such as American Airlines, AT&T, Boeing, KPMG International, Maritz, PriceWaterhouseCoopers and Procter & Gamble, to name a few.
Fredy Guijosa Finance Major St. Louis, MO
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Unlike many universities, our small class size lets you learn from faculty who provide personal attention to make your college career productive. Few public universities our size offer business classes with only 26 students per professor. You get a virtually private education at a public university price. The combination of expert faculty, the latest technology and our spacious business building gives you the best college experience. Teaching and learning extend beyond desktop computers to anytime, anyplace, anywhere via iPods, iPads, laptops and other wireless devices. Class materials are accessed through podcasting/vodcasting in MP3, MP4, RSS or Atom formats, with new technologies developing rapidly.
The Douglas C. Greene Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship is one of the most comprehensive entrepreneurship-focused university centers in the Midwest.
Southeast students have access to more than 30 international exchange and study-abroad opportunities in places such as London, Paris, Spain, Portugal, North Africa and Western Europe.
GetEducated.com, a consumer watchdog group, includes Southeast on its list of “Top 10 Ranked Best Values Online MBAs– AACSB Accredited.”
Accreditation by the Network of International Business Schools recognizes Southeast for “deep” internationalization of all facets of its business program. Only four U.S. institutions made this international list.
For many, the desire to teach has been a lifelong consideration. Perhaps it is because learning is something we have all experienced in a personal way. Regardless of how we came to think about the classroom, the future for teachers is bright and demand is strong.
Lauren Gorham Early Childhood Education Fenton, MO
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According to the U.S. Department of Labor, demand for all areas of education will continue. Employment of kindergarten and elementary school special education teachers is expected to grow 21 percent from 2010 to 2020, and employment of middle school special education teachers is expected to grow 20 percent during that same period, faster than the average for all occupations. In addition, there will be a shortage of high school teachers in certain subjects, including math, science (especially chemistry and physics), English as a second language, and special education.
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The American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education presented Southeast with the Best Practice Award for Global and International Teacher Education.
Education majors learn how to use current and emergent technology to meet the needs of the 21st century classroom.
If you want to teach, you are considering the right university. For more than a century, Southeast has prepared some of the nationâ€™s best teachers, and we have a record of accomplishment to prove it. Our education program is fully accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE), which sets the highest standards for teacher education programs. In the recent reaccreditation process, the College of Education received national recognition, and four programs were cited as examples of best practices in teaching. Flexible programs allow students to earn multiple teaching licenses during their program, and they consistently pass their licensure exams at a rate above the state average.
Mark F. Scully Building
In addition to 28 initial teaching certifications, Southeast offers extensive master’s degrees, a specialist degree and a cooperative doctoral degree in education.
Recognition is impressive; however, it is the daily interaction with faculty and our innovative curriculum that help students succeed. Because you begin observing and assisting in area classrooms starting in your first year, you accumulate more teaching practice than graduates from most other universities. This gives you a distinct advantage in the job market. It also gives you confidence as you step into the classroom for your first job. You experience a variety of teaching settings, culminating with a full semester (16 weeks) of student teaching during your senior year. This experience can be in one of more than 35 countries or in a Native American school in the United States. Of course, you can request to student teach near your hometown.
Katelyn Vance Education Major Kelso, MO
I will ... prepare
the next generation..
“Tomorrow’s Teachers” is a learning community for freshman education students. When the residence hall opened in 2013, students began living together and taking key courses together. This creates possibilities for study groups, focused activities, and just plain fun. Each year, 26 students get this opportunity to learn together in the residence hall closest to the Scully Building where most education classes are taught. Students who participate in learning communities typically have higher GPAs and retention than those who do not.
The University maintains a relationship with area school districts and superintendents who come to campus to recruit for jobs.
Our students have taught in more than 35 countries, as well as in their hometowns or nearby.
Wade McElfresh Criminal Justice: Law Enforcement Major Pleasant Plains, IL
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Americans are keenly aware of the benefits of a healthy lifestyle and using leisure time wisely, and careers in these areas are consistently on the list of top career choices. Opportunities are varied and many require time spent in nature, on sports fields, at national parks, in health clubs or places other than a desk. Whether your interest lies in physical education, exercise science, fitness, strength and conditioning, managing athletic teams, outdoor adventure or another aspect of health and recreation, our programs can propel you to an exciting career. The recreation program is accredited by the Council on Accreditation for Recreation, Park Resources and Leisure Services, and sponsored by the National Recreation and Park Association.
The worldâ€™s focus on international peacekeeping offers additional opportunity for young people to join the military. Aerospace studies (Air Force ROTC) allows students to pursue officer positions in the United States Air Force. With stipends and scholarships, you can even earn a graduate degree funded by the Air Force. After graduation, you are guaranteed a job with the U.S. Air Force in exchange for a four-year military commitment.
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Programs in athletic training and health management prepare you to help active individuals prevent and rehabilitate injuries. Facilities such as the human performance laboratory, athletic training laboratory and the bone density laboratory prepare you for a technology-reliant field. Our sport management program is one of relatively few in the Midwest. Many have trained with or are employed by organizations such as the New England Patriots, St. Louis Cardinals, St. Louis Sports Commission, Ladies Professional Golf Association, Loweâ€™s Motor Speedway, U.S. Navy, YMCA, Rawlings Sporting Goods and health facilities around the country.
The Human Performance Laboratory has equipment for exercise, metabolic measurement systems, Monark leg ergonometer, lactate analyzers, body composition measurement devices and more.
A Dual Energy X-Ray Absorptometer (DXA) enables students to measure bone mineral density, a marker for osteoporosis, and is the standard for measuring body composition/ body fat. Southeast is one of a relatively few universities to have such technology.
The U.S. Bureau of Labor predicts an increase in jobs in communication disorders. Our program prepares you for graduate studies in speech and language pathology, audiology and education for the hearing impaired. Having our own Speech and Hearing Clinic on campus helped earn us a place on the U.S. News & World Report list of leading graduate programs, which is accredited by the Council on Academic Accreditation of the American Speech-LanguageHearing Association. The pass rate of our graduates on the national certification exam is nearly 90 percent compared to the national average of around 76 percent.
Criminal justice students choose from options in criminology, corrections and law enforcement. Southeast has a strong connection with the Law Enforcement Academy and more than 30 years of partnerships in criminal justice at the federal, state and local levels. Our students intern with the U.S. Marshals Service; the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms; the U.S. Secret Service; Federal Probation; Missouri Division of Probation and Parole; Missouri Youth Services, etc. The Criminal Justice Association provides opportunities for field trips, firearms training and networking with criminal justice professionals.
Student Recreation Center
Education and the American Dietetic Association. After completing an internship, students are qualified to take the test to become a registered dietitian. Our graduates have a success rate of nearly 100 percent on the national exam. If you major in child development, you might be placed in our nationally accredited University School for Young Children for your clinical experience. Family studies majors work closely with families and gain experience at the Hoover Eldercare Center and the Horizon Center. Fashion merchandising, hospitality management and interior design students find jobs and internships in businesses locally and in large metropolitan areas. Family and consumer science education graduates are in great demand in area high schools. Beginning in the junior year, nursing students have clinical opportunities that give hands-on experience in medical centers, outpatient settings, home health agencies and long-term care facilities. Our students benefit from the latest technology and they routinely have a 100 percent placement rate after graduation. All students enter as pre-nursing and admission is competitive. The baccalaureate and masterâ€™s programs are fully accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education. According to the U.S. Department of Labor, social work professions are expected to grow by 25 percent from 2010 to 2020. Our nationally accredited program requires 448 hours of field education under the supervision of experienced social workers. Because of our accreditation by the Council on Social Work Education, your chances of employment after graduation are high.
Rosemary Berkel Crisp Hall of Nursing
Alysse Rubemeyer Nursing Freeburg, IL
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a healthier tomorrow.
Nursing students consistently have a high pass rate on the state licensing exam. Students benefit from the latest technology in our nationally accredited program.
The focus of human environmental studies is on quality of life for children, individuals and families. The dietetics program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Dietetics
Students can participate in one of three state licensed centersâ€” one for senior adults, one for children and one for disabled adults.
According to surveys by the National Association of Colleges and Employers, most employers are more concerned about candidates’ skills than their major. The skills they want most include communication and critical thinking, skills for which liberal arts graduates are known. An education in the liberal arts gives you broadbased training for careers in business, the arts, media, education and the legal profession.
Hunter Hempen Television and Film Major Breese, IL
Southeast joined institutions worldwide in securing prestigious mass communication program accreditation by the Accrediting Council on Education in Journalism and Mass Communications (ACEJMC). Only one other institution in Missouri has this elite accreditation.
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station. Students also gain practical experience in their internship that is part of the required curriculum. They work with the latest desktop publishing equipment and software for advertising, multimedia journalism, public relations, and television and film.
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In addition, our public relations program is one of only 28 institutions– none in Missouri–that holds certification by the Public Relations Society of America (PRSA). Relatively few institutions in the world have recognition from both ACEJMC and PRSA. Campus media, student publications and internships prepare you for a variety of careers. Students work at the student-managed radio station, KDMC Rage 103.7, the Arrow student newspaper, and the “U2” campus television
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Students can work at two campus radio stations (NPR affiliate KRCU 90.9 FM and KDMC 103.7), the Arrow student newspaper and “U2” cable television station.
Our certified historic preservation program is one of a few U.S. programs that offer a fouryear degree and is among a small number to have full membership in the National Council for Preservation of Education, confirming it has
Foreign Languages Building
passed the strictest scrutiny. Historic preservation majors have interned at the National Trust for Historic Preservation in Washington, D.C., Navy Museum in Washington, D.C., Gettysburg National Military Park in Pennsylvania, Harry S. Truman Home in Independence, Mo., Fort Ticonderoga in New York and others of similar national and international distinction. If you are a budding author or simply love English, you will be surrounded by a world of writing and publishing when you become part of our campus community of writer-publishers. The student literary magazine Journey recently received first place in the Southern Literary Festival competition.
Political science prepares you for careers in law, business, government, politics, etc. Each year approximately 30 students from a variety of majors around the University travel to Washington, D.C. to conference with some of the nationâ€™s top scholars at the Center for Strategic and International Studies. Students work with government personnel, including the likes of Sam Nunn and Henry Kissinger, and discuss global policies.
Colleen Dixon Psychology Major St. Louis, MO
Global cultures and languages students travel and study worldwide in two-week, semester and year-long programs in places such as Costa Rica, Ecuador, France, Germany or Spain. They also take advantage of internship opportunities locally and abroad. With increasing globalization, a foreign language can improve your chances for employment. Surveys indicate that oral and communication skills are a high priority for employers in todayâ€™s workplace. Gain these skills in communication studies and corporate communications through courses in debate, public speaking and interpersonal communication, as well as leadership and team building. Seek individual or group help in the Oral Communication Across the Curriculum Center.
Writing is important! The Center for Writing Excellence staff help you analyze and improve your paper for grammar, citations and clarity. They will not write a paper for you, but will work with what you have written to improve your paper. Input is possible face-to-face or via email.
Rosemary Berkel Crisp Hall of Nursing
I will ... research human behavior.
Psi Chi, the national honor society for psychology, and the Psychology Club co-sponsor the popular annual Student Research Conference during which students across campus display their scholarly endeavors. Philosophy majors study the texts and traditions that define Western thought and analyze contemporary problems in cognitive science, legal theory and applied ethics. Students majoring in philosophy have a nearly 100 percent acceptance rate to graduate and law school.
Imagine how you will feel studying our exclusive collection of William Faulkner or holding a book inscribed by Albert Einstein.
Our pre-law program provides a comprehensive foundation to study law. During the last five years, Southeastâ€™s pre-law students have exceeded the national average on the LSAT, and their placement rate in law school approaches 100 percent.
Our students make politics come alive by working on political campaigns and by serving as interns in the German government and with the White House Press Corps.
Many of tomorrowâ€™s jobs are yet to be discovered. Our faculty and students are at the forefront of solutions to many of the worldâ€™s health and wealth issues, and graduates enjoy some of the highest salaries in the work force.
Brad Beran Pre-Medicine Festus, MO
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One of every six American workers holds a job in the agriculture and food system. Our curriculum is highly technical, involving things that are essential to life: veterinary services, food, fiber and fuel. Southeast has the fastest-growing agriculture program in Missouri due, in part, to faculty expertise and the interactive learning that comes from working at our 252-acre research facility. In addition, the preveterinary program prepares you for competitive admission to veterinary school. Our biology curriculum includes research such as biotechnology, DNA sequencing, restoration ecology, and study that could lead to the development of new antibiotics or anticancer drugs. Students work on genome projects where they see how genes can be associated with disease and health risks. In one of the only inland marine biology programs, students study marine life at the Gulf Coast Research Laboratory in Mississippi.
Pre-med is a popular program and students are accepted to medical school at a rate well above the national average. Rich in biology and chemistry, our curriculum prepares you for the MCAT (Medical College Admission Test). If you major in chemistry, you work alongside faculty who study drugs, synthetic materials and other products that enhance our lives. Chemists improve oil refining, save energy and solve crimes. Our graduates consistently outscore their peers on the Major Field Achievement Test in Chemistry. Many choose the field of medical technology in which they perform vital tests in laboratories. Computer science and cybersecurity are vital fields of the future. Our nationally accredited computer science program allows you to combine programming skills and creativity to develop the next www.abet.org gaming phenomenon in a $50 billion industry or work in a variety of businesses or industries. Our cybersecurity program arms you with skills in intrusion detection, digital forensics, secure network design, and computer network defense. One of relatively few programs of its kind in the country, cybersecurity graduates anticipate exceptional employment opportunities. Graduates trained in this critical area are in demand. Jobs are expected to grow by 22 percent from 2010 to 2020.
The Cyber Defense Club took first place in state competition. From remote locations, teams defended a mock business infrastructure from professional hackers.â€?
Chemistry students work in labs with state-of-the-art equipment, including a nuclear magnetic resonance spectrometer, X-ray diffractometer, and atomic absorption and emission spectrometers.
Rhodes Hall of Science
If you are concerned about the environment, our environmental science program includes the study of biology, business, chemistry, environmental health, and geoprocessing and soils. The Center for Environmental Analysis is active in public health and environmental research. Students and faculty conduct assessments of surface water quality, agricultural run-off, groundwater, atmospheric deposition of metals on soils and vegetation, indoor air quality, environmental pollution, and geophysical testing. Industrial and engineering technology graduates enjoy some of the highest job placement rates in the region. Modern facilities create an environment similar to those in todayâ€™s workplace.
Mathematicians solve everyday problems in ways you cannot imagine. They analyze the most efficient way to build a machine, make manufacturing more efficient, and calculate the safety of new drugs. Where there is a need for precision, mathematics is involved.
Mahala Harpster Agribusiness: Animal Science Major St. Peter, IL
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Technology management prepares technical and management oriented professionals for employment in business, industry, education and government. Students choosing computer and multimedia graphics
study the graphic communications industry with an emphasis on multimedia graphics and electronic media design. The sustainability energy systems management option prepares you to work in facilities management, energy conservation, green manufacturing and renewable energy technology.
Our engineering physics program is nationally accredited by ABET, which is the sole accrediting body of engineering programs. Southeast is one of only 20 similarly named engineering programs nationwide with this accreditation. Our majors take the Fundamentals of Engineering www.abet.org Examâ€“the first step toward becoming a registered professional engineer. Engineering physics faculty have expertise in electrical engineering, mechanical engineering, materials science and engineering, nuclear physics, astronomy and laser spectroscopy. We also offer a traditional physics program, from which most graduates go on to graduate schools. With a nationally recognized teacher education program, we also prepare some of the best teachers in the fields of math, science, technology and agriculture.
feed the world. The 252-acre David M. Barton Agriculture Research Center uses the latest in row crop research and beef production technology. Students apply their skills at the Charles Hutson Horticulture Greenhouse, a soil fertility laboratory, and the 110-acre rice research station that is home to the Missouri Rice Breeder.
Southeast is a designated Center of Excellence in Advanced Manufacturing Technology.
The advanced physics lab includes a wide-bandwidth spectrum analyzer and digital oscilloscope. Specialized labs for electronics, reprocessing applications, microwave spectroscopy and powder x-ray diffraction expand your opportunities.
In 2007, a world of performance, culture and art opened at the River Campus. With the coming of this magnificent facility, the number of new students majoring in visual and performing arts doubled in one year. In the last decade, music majors increased 43 percent, and theatre and dance saw a 274 percent increase! Expansion plans are already in place, including a residence hall on the property.
Laura Garcia Art (Painting) Elgin, IL
Classic beauty and advanced technology converge at Missouri’s only campus dedicated exclusively to art, dance, music and theatre. Overlooking the Mississippi River, the new campus is home to the Earl and Margie Holland School of Visual and Performing Arts.
Five interconnected studios for painting, drawing, printmaking, fibers and design create an atmosphere in which art students share creativity. Experience graphic design/illustration or digital art in a lab equipped with Adobe Creative Suite software, Canon video and DLSR cameras. Each workstation has a flatbed scanner and a Bamboo digital tablet. In the digital arts, you explore Web design and video, digital art photography, animation and digital imaging.
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An art gallery at the River Campus provides the opportunity to display two-dimensional and three-dimensional art, in addition to computergenerated digital artwork, graphic design and illustration. Studios for ceramics, sculpture and art education are located on the main campus and in downtown Cape Girardeau.
As a dance student, you experience the intensity of ballet, the freedom of jazz and the aesthetics of modern dance in facilities that are impressive. Our dance studio is surpassed by none with quality sound technology and a “sprung” floor. Dancers learn alongside students in theatre, music and art in “danceexclusive” concerts each year, in addition to musical theatre events.
Theatre and dance students find that internships and professional experience are just part of the learning process, which dedicates approximately one-third of the curriculum to academic training, one-third to working with our own productions, and one-third to career development.
This modern Cultural Arts Center is a highlight of the River Campus. Southeast is the home of Missouri’s only campus dedicated to art, dance, music and theatre.
Cultural Arts Center
Your performance will impress when you take the stage in the Donald C. Bedell Performance Hall, which matches the standards of major theatres in New York and Chicago. This proscenium theatre is equipped with “Broadway-style” lighting, sound and rigging systems. Adjacent scene and costume shops are busy places as theatre students prepare for upcoming shows. Technology is infused into the curriculum because demands of theatre are highly dependent on new effects.
The electronic music lab houses the latest software for composing, recording and editing music, such as ProTools, a small-scale version of the system used to create the soundtrack of “Lord of the Rings,” Mach 5, Sampletank, and Finale, a program for composition.
Keith Johnson Musical Theatre Centralia, IL
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The Southeast Marching Band continues to garner international attention, performing at places such as the Edinburgh Military Tattoo in Scotland, while the Southeast Missouri Symphony Orchestra exchanged music and culture in China when they performed in Shanghai and Beijing.
Soundproof practice rooms with a view of the Mississippi River inspire music students to perfect their talent. They perform in the Robert F. and Gertrude L. Shuck Music Recital Hall, a visually stunning room with world-class acoustics.
Our students find internships and professional experience in well-known places such as the Berkshire Theatre Festival, the Lucille Lortel Theatre in New York, the McLeod Summer Theatre and the University of Connecticut Summer Theatre. You may continue on to advanced study at Washington University, Indiana University, Juilliard, Northwestern, Temple or Carnegie Mellon, as others have done.
perform on Broadway. Having a separate campus dedicated to art, dance, music and theatre allows students to collaborate with other talented students on a daily basis in a magnificent setting overlooking the Mississippi River.
Faculty bring a wealth of experience to our students and have performed in New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, Germany, Japan, China and Ireland, among others. Visual arts faculty have exhibited in Japan, Korea and Europe.
The Rosemary Berkel and Harry L. Crisp II Museum has an interactive, educational theatre, an art gallery for changing exhibitions, and a permanent display featuring southeast Missouri.
What would you like to achieve? College is a lot different than high school, and you will face many challenges. For one thing, college is harder. More homework. Long papers. Short deadlines. With more freedom, time management becomes increasingly important. Sleeping until noon and skipping classes are options, but not good ones! We believe living and learning aren’t separate activities. Your class work, activities, research and internships add up to the person you become at graduation. The stakes are high and the results are more than a paycheck. Here are ways we support your goals and your future.
U.S. News & World Report lists Southeast as a top 40 “Best First-Year Experience” among U.S. colleges and universities.
communities–business, education, health care, honors, visual and performing arts, to name a few. ►Living/learning ► ►“Engage ► in 8!” gets you involved during the first weeks of class, focusing on activities that include athletics, cultural events and programs to help you survive. in 4!” is a computerized planning tool to guide you to the right courses to graduate in four years–or close to it. The ►“Finish ► DegreeWorks program is like a GPS for your college career. ►Residence ► hall staff members support you during this exciting time. If you need a tutor or someone to talk to, they are the ‘go to’ people. for Writing Excellence–Writing is not confined to one or two courses. College students write in classes across the ►Center ► curriculum. Our staff help you improve your paper face-to-face or via email. ►The ► Mathematics Learning Center is a great place to get help with your math homework. Assistance is free and you can drop in without an appointment. Fellow students knowledgeable in mathematics provide these services. services start your freshman year with assessments to match career interests with skills; internship assistance; ►Career ► resume, cover letter and interview guidance; career fairs and recruiting events on campus, to name a few. Students have access to a career advisor, as well as an academic advisor. ►An ► Internship coordinator and a career specialist, located in St. Louis, help identify internship and career opportunities.
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where bright, determined students get a challenging, focused learning environment.
What you will find is a commitment to providing you a stimulating environment in which to learn and thrive–an environment that nurtures your talents and passions. You also will find honors students in every activity and aspect of campus life. To complement your education, there are additional opportunities for leadership ►Challenging, ► caring faculty with the Honors Council, field trips, and service to the ►Motivated ► colleagues University and community. An Honors House provides a ►Specially ► designed courses place to interact and just have fun!
►Creative ► and active learning In order to graduate with honors, you must complete ►Volunteer ► opportunities 24 credit hours of honors courses, including six hours at the ►Honors ► conferences ►Study ► abroad 300-level or above; satisfactorily complete a senior honors ►Field ► trips and social events project; and maintain a cumulative GPA of at least 3.25.
Study in Exotic Places Southeast recognizes the significance of a study-abroad experience in today’s world by offering more than 40 study-abroad programs. Although most are taught in English, some are in the language of the host country. Some are independent; most are with other students and faculty.
There are short-term cultural excursions, semester and year-long study programs, spring break trips–even internships. Locations have included Austria, Belgium, Brazil, England, Finland, France, Germany, India, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Kazakhstan, South Korea, Mexico, Netherlands, Russia, Scotland and Spain. Students have worked at a chocolate factory in Ghana, taught in Ireland, learned French in Paris, researched green chemistry in India, and studied economics in Italy. They have performed in the symphony in China, worked in a castle in Germany, and learned from businesses worldwide–earning college credit!
►Enhanced ► appreciation of globalization ►Improved ► foreign language fluency ►A ► broader academic outlook ►Better ► communication skills ►A ► clearer sense of the U.S. role in world affairs ►A ► stronger job resume ►Opportunity ► to travel and have fun!
Many consider our residence halls the best in the Midwest. Living on campus is an integral part of the college experience. Students who live in one of Southeast’s 13 residence halls eat their meals in one of eight dining areas, study in the lounges or computer labs, and sleep–when there’s time!
Another residence hall opened in 2013 to support unprecedented growth in enrollment.
13 residence halls
eight dining areas 9 learning communities
24-hour Internet access
Southeast’s residence halls come in many different styles including community-style, suite-style, group living and apartments. Students share a double room with a roommate, giving you opportunities to meet other students and get to know the campus. Each floor or wing is staffed with a resident assistant who can connect you to University resources. You have many choices about where you will live. Your room has furniture, but you make it your own with posters, pictures, etc. Each room has 24-hour Internet access and cable TV. Dining on campus isn’t just grabbing fast food and running–it can be a culinary experience! Students living in the residence halls can choose from dining areas open from early morning to midnight. There’s always someplace to pick up a bagel, salad or pizza, or it can be an opportunity to enjoy a meal with friends and have a lively discussion about today’s psychology lecture.
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►Visual ► and Performing Arts
The River Campus expands with classrooms, a dance studio, dining facility and 188-bed residence hall.
What Are You Doing After Class? There are lots of fun opportunities for students outside the classroom. So many, in fact, your biggest challenge will be deciding what to choose. The night with nothing to do is rare. A typical week offers a women’s soccer match, a classical music concert, a comedy act sponsored by the Student Activities Council, a dance or intramural sports tournament. The beautiful Show Me Center is a performance arena that hosts entertainers, concerts, ice shows and Division I men’s and women’s basketball. Students get in free to Southeast athletic events in this facility. Are you interested in getting involved? With more than 150 organizations as diverse as the magic club, ultimate frisbee, dodgeball and Dance Marathon, there is something for everyone.
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Whether it’s the late-night pizza run, registering student voters, or cheering the Redhawks on to another victory, you will find plenty of opportunities to get involved. There is a lot going on when students get together at the University Center between classes. Lunchtime, entertainment and dining provide a perfect backdrop to “meet and greet” throughout the day and night. You won’t have time to be bored at the student union! At Southeast, we develop leaders. The Cornerstone Leadership Program is a sequence: First-Year Leadership Program, Emerging Leaders, and President’s Leadership Academy. Student Government represents students on campus. Student Activities Council plans and organizes campus events, and the Resident Hall Association is the student voice for their living environment.
Show Me Center
Fraternities and Sororities If you “go Greek,” you may choose from national fraternities and sororities in which members participate in community service, intramural sports, scholarship activities, leadership and fundraising events. Each year, Greeks donate thousands of dollars to charities. They provide terrific home away from home experiences and are a great way to make the college experience a bit more personal.
Fraternities • Alpha Phi Alpha • Delta Chi • Lambda Chi Alpha • Omega Psi Phi • Phi Beta Sigma • Phi Delta Theta • Pi Kappa Alpha • Sigma Chi • Sigma Nu • Sigma Phi Epsilon • Sigma Tau Gamma • Theta Xi
National fraternities and sororities Sororities • Alpha Chi Omega • Alpha Delta Pi • Alpha Xi Delta • Delta Delta Delta • Delta Sigma Theta • Gamma Phi Beta • Sigma Sigma Sigma
NCAA Division I
Southeast competes in the Ohio Valley Conference (OVC). Teams and student-athletes from Southeast have a winning tradition, not only at the conference level, but also in NCAA championship competition.
Men’s Sports Spirit Groups Baseball Cheerleaders Basketball Sundancers Cross Country Football Track (indoor/outdoor)
Women’s Sports Basketball Cross Country Gymnastics Soccer Softball Tennis Track (indoor/outdoor) Volleyball
Southeast students are admitted free to regular-season athletic events with their student ID. Whether you’re a member of our intercollegiate teams or a fan cheering them to victory, athletics is an exciting part of life at Southeast!
Get Fit! Get Healthy! Have Fun!
Last year 5,500 students participated in intramurals and sport clubs. Intramural Sports
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Do you like playing sports, but don’t have the interest or talent to join a college team? Would you like to continue the fun of high school athletics? Learn to play a sport you’ve never tried? Intramural sports and sport clubs are a great way to get your exercise, relieve the stress of school, and make new friends. Southeast offers a variety of intramural sports and club teams.
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Sport Clubs ●●Baseball ●●Bass Anglers ●●Climbing ●●Equestrian ●●Fencing ●●Judo ●●Mixed Martial Arts ●●Racquetball ●●Roller Hockey ●●Rugby ●●Soccer (men’s) ●●Softball ●●Ultimate Frisbee yyVolleyball (women’s/co-ed)
Check out the 90,000-square-foot Student Recreation Center including our aquatic center, which features a leisure pool and whirlpool, a six-lane, 25-yard lap pool, and a climbing wall. In addition to basketball courts, the center also features a large weight room and cardio equipment area, as well as an indoor track. A second recreation center on the south campus creates opportunities for you to work out. If you are into fitness or simply enjoy athletic competition from time to time, you will find yourself a regular at the rec center.
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