Southeast River Campus honored with Cape Girardeau’s city beautification award

The River Campus at Southeast Missouri State University has been honored with the City of Cape Girardeau’s “Keep Cape Beautiful, Property of the Month” award for October.

Ameren, MO offers safety tips to gas customers on staying warm in winter

Safety tips for using gas heating and appliances from Ameren, MO

Ste. Genevieve, MO alum gives back to students with lifetime experience

A former Ste. Genevieve student is giving back to students at Ste. Genevieve High School with a special scholarship that will enable them to learn more about their careers and help with expenses with a lifetime trip.

New Adult Education & Literacy Center opens in Charleston

A new education center opened in Charleston on Monday for adults to help those who choose to better their education for free.

Cape Central High School performs sensory-friendly play for children

Children enjoyed a sensory-friendly performance.

Cape Girardeau Public Schools teach cyber safety

It’s National Cybersecurity Awareness Month and Cape Girardeau Public Schools are teaching online safety to students and staff.

Gov. Bevin: KY students ‘Bring Your Bible to School Day’ on Oct. 4

The Governor of Kentucky is encouraging students to bring their Bibles to school on Thursday, October 4.

Heartland police officer dyes hair purple for domestic violence awareness

Cape Girardeau School Resource Officer Amanda Rhodes dyed her hair purple for Domestic Violence Awareness for the entire month of October.

Poplar Bluff students advance to Missouri All-District Choir

Students from Poplar Bluff High School advanced to the Missouri All-District Choir on Saturday, September 22.

IL School Districts finally reap benefits of evidence-based school funding

New evidence-based funding released in Southern Illinois.

Frankfort schools to cancel class Oct. 4 due to death of teacher

The Frankfort Community Unit School District #168 announced classes will be canceled on Thursday, October 4.

Kentucky Board of Education to discuss proposed graduation requirement changes

Getting a high school diploma in Kentucky might soon become a little more difficult.The Kentucky Board of Education is scheduled to vote Wednesday on new minimum high school graduation requirements.

SIC students participate in ‘See You at the Pole’ event

Brothers and Sisters in Christ at Southeastern Illinois College joined with other student ministries across the globe on Wednesday morning, September 26.

UT Board appoints Randy Boyd as interim president

The University of Tennessee Board of Trustees appointed Randy Boyd as the interim president in a meeting on Tuesday, September 25.

KY students taking dual credit coarses on the rise

Students in Kentucky who are taking dual credit courses and the number credits earned are on the rise.

Perryville H.S. band takes first at Farmington Invitational

The Perryville High School Marching Buccaneers took first place in Class 3A at the 21st Annual Farmington Marching Invitational band competition on September 15.

Southeast MO University to consider additions to several policies

Southeast Board of Regents to consider potential changes to business police statements

Students train for emergency situations

Greene County Tech students are undergoing emergency training as they become part of a security team.

Cape Girardeau elementary school adopts calf for nutrition education

Blanchard Elementary in Cape Girardeau announced that they adopted a calf.

Arkansas State responds to DeVos’ remarks on free speech

The education secretary noted the case of Arkansas State student Ashlyn Hoggard who was recruiting on campus last year for conservative group Turning Point USA.

Suit Up event prepares SEMO students for job interviews

JCPenney and the Career Service Center at Southeast Missouri State University are hosting a private Suit Up event for hundreds of college students to help them prepare for job interviews.

  ‘It looks like they’re in jail’: TX students in detention wear orange shirts, clean windows

The superintendent stopped the practice, saying staff didn’t get it approved by the district, and students will return to serving detention in a classroom setting.

Jackson Schools focus on student social and emotional needs with Hero Packs

The Jackson R-2 School District is working on ensuring the social, emotional and educational needs with a new Hero Pack.

Water outage at Southeast’s River Campus

A water main leak was found at the Dobbins Hall at the River Campus on Wednesday morning, September 12.

New York Times best-selling author visits students in Cape Girardeau, MO

Nielsen spoke in front of the entire school about the books she published and encouraged children to read.

Smoke Detector Act updated in IL

Fire personnel, public health officials and SIU faculty and students gathered at the University’s Student Center on September 12 to make the public aware of Illinois’ new 10-year smoke detector law.

Carterville students benefit from $1 million donation

A generous donation gets the Carterville Schools Foundation functioning again and more money to students and teachers.

Great Dane therapy dog makes big impression on Poplar Bluff, MO students

Bailey, a four-year-old professional therapy dog, joined the elementary school staff.

Murray State announces new IL housing scholarship

Murray State University has announced a new Illinois housing scholarship beginning with the fall 2019 semester.

SIUC receives $1.25M for building repairs

Southern Illinois University Carbondale (SIUC) will see $1,250,000 in capital funding for campus improvements and other repairs.

Marion, IL elementary school holds STEM night

Washington Elementary School in Marion Il had their first ever STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) Family Night.

Murray State to host Maraniss for second annual Easley Lecture

Maraniss, the event’s keynote speaker, will discuss the collision of race and sports in the south.

SIUC sees more enrollment decline in fall 2018 semester

SIUC enrollment declines for 2018.

IL public library uses grant to teach youth technology

More than two dozen libraries in Illinois will get grant this Fall.

Japanese ninja to visit Murray State

Murray State University will be hosting a trained ninja on September 7.

Gov. Parson visits SE Missouri State as cybersecurity programs receive accreditation

Southeast Missouri State University announced on Friday August 31 its Bachelor of Science in cybersecurity is one of only four programs nationally to receive accreditation in August from the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology Inc.

Experts drop kids’ age limit for rear-facing car seats

The American Academy of Pediatrics used to recommend rear-facing seats for children until at least age 2. Now the organization is updating its guidelines and wants parents to keep their children in rear-facing seats until they reach the seat's maximum height and weight limit — even if they're older.

Paragould High School student tests positive for Hepatitis A, district cleaning school

The Paragould School District received notice Tuesday of a positive case of Hepatitis A involving a student at Paragould High School.

Murray State launches new academic programs website and search engine

Murray State University recently launched a new website for prospective students to provide comprehensive information about the 126 academic programs the University offers.

East Prairie man invents school security device

An East Prairie man invented the Polly Lock to make sure his wife and her coworkers felt safe while teaching.

IL lawmakers aim to find solutions to keep students in-state

With the decline in enrollment across universities in Illinois, lawmakers are working to find a solution.