Become a Touch of Nature member now to enjoy bird seminar and other special events and benefits

by Christi Mathis

CARBONDALE, Ill. — Registration is now underway for a Bird Identification and Feeding Seminar at Southern Illinois University Carbondale’s Touch of Nature Environmental Center in February.

This intriguing event is just one of the special activities and benefits available exclusively for Touch of Nature members.


2019: A Southeast Year in Review

2019 was a remarkable year of achievement at Southeast.

From reaffirmation of our Higher Learning Commission accreditation and innovation in academic programs to new partnerships and facilities, and athletic accomplishments, Southeast continues to look to the future while maintaining our ever present commitment to student success. As 2019 comes to a close, we look back at some of the University’s remarkable achievements this year.



NAFSA International Student Economic Tool Ranks Southeast Among Missouri’s Top 10


Southeast international students perform at Carpe Diem 2019.

The economic impact of Southeast Missouri State University’s international students on the local economy recently was highlighted by the National Association of Foreign Student Advisors (NAFSA): Association of International Educators.

NAFSA’s annual state-by-state and congressional district 2018 analysis has ranked Southeast Missouri State University among the top 10 higher education institutions in Missouri whose international students add academic and cultural value to the campus and local community.


Creative thinking is abundant as HackSI 2019 draws largest crowd in history

CARBONDALE, Ill. — Creativity and innovative thinking were in abundant supply when hundreds of technology enthusiasts converged at Southern Illinois University Carbondale for the seventh annual HackSI event, Nov. 2-3. The “hackathon” has grown by leaps and bounds since it began just a few years ago and at the end of the two-day brainstorming session, several teams and individuals walked away with bragging rights and prizes.


This weekend’s SIU HackSI event promises to be biggest ever

CARBONDALE, Ill. — Gather a bunch of technology and computer enthusiasts. Put them together in a room and give them a challenge and a time limit and see what innovative things they can create.

That’s the principle behind a “hackathon” as the HackSI hackathon returns to Southern Illinois University Saturday and Sunday, Nov. 2-3, courtesy of the university and the not-for-profit organization HackSI.


Angela Davis to Keynote Southeast’s King Dinner

Angela Davis, an American political activist, academic and author will present the keynote address at Southeast Missouri State University’s Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration Dinner Jan. 29 in the Show Me Center.

The theme for this year’s dinner will be “Women in Action: Pursuing the Dream.”


Southeast Hospitality Management Students Create, Bottle, Sell University’s First Hawk Sauce

Students in Southeast Missouri State University’s hospitality management program have created the University’s first hot sauce – being marketed as Hawk Sauce – a fiery condiment heating up the campus and local community.


Southeast to Celebrate Homecoming 2019 with ‘Let’s Soar’ Theme


Alumni and students are invited to “soar” at Southeast Missouri State University’s Homecoming 2019 with a full week of events Oct. 21-26 celebrating this fall Southeast tradition.

Homecoming is one of the best opportunities for alumni to return to campus and see that what made Southeast special for them, are the same things that still make it special for our current students,” said George Gasser, director of Alumni Relations. “The Homecoming theme this year, ‘Let’s Soar,’ is a great reminder that while our alumni have soared to success and continue to soar higher, the University is hard at work making sure our current students are set to soar into their futures as well.”


Missouri Court of Appeals, Eastern District to Hold Docket Oct. 22 at Southeast


Students, faculty, staff and community members are invited to attend the Missouri Court of Appeals, Eastern District, when it holds its Southern Division docket beginning at 10:30 a.m. on Oct. 22 at Southeast Missouri State University.


Crisp Museum Hosting 2019 ‘Halloween at the Museum’ Oct. 19-20

The Rosemary Berkel and Harry L. Crisp II Museum at Southeast Missouri State University’s River Campus is hosting a “Halloween at the Museum” open house Oct. 19 and 20.


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