Student Organizations

The Southeast Department of Art and Design provides any number of opportunities for students to expand their horizons, their network, and to grow their skills. Among these are the student organizations. Students can gain experience in presenting their work, make specific specializations a bigger part of their college careers, and join professional organizations before graduation.

The Art Guild is an organization founded in fall of 2000 that is open to all students. Our purpose is to encourage others to be active in art activities, to promote community events such as first Friday gallery walks, and to increase student involvement in gallery exhibitions both on campus and within the community. The only requirements to join are to have Southeast Missouri State University student status, possess an interest in art, and fulfill payment of dues.

Members of the Art Guild can:

  • Gain experience in producing and presenting artwork for exhibitions and sales. Each year we sponsor a Holiday Show and Sale and a Spring Show and Sale
  • Participate in the annual exhibition of art clubs on campus.
  • Participate in various fundraisers and community building events including Open Serena and trips to Chicago and Saint Louis.

Professor Joni Hand, serves as head faculty advisor, assisted by Hannah Sanders, and Joshua Newth. For more information contact Professor Hand at jhand@semo.edu.


Southeast Clay Club is a student organization founded in 2012. It consists of a small community of ceramic enthusiasts who want to make pottery a significant part of their college career. Members must be registered students at Southeast and be either an Art Major, Art Minor, or Art Education Major. Members are required to pay dues and contribute their time to all Southeast Clay Club events.

Members of Southeast Clay Club:

  • Coordinate studio time
  • Mix clay and schedule kiln firings
  • Organize pottery sales, facilitate fundraising events, and travel to exhibitions

Past events include: Fall and Spring pottery sales, pop-up sales, exhibitions, making bowls for the Art Guild Chili Cook-Off, and traveling to the National Conference for the Education of the Ceramic Arts (NCECA).

Clay Club is on Facebook as Southeast Clay Club and on Instagram @seclayclub. Please email Benjie Heu, Professor of Ceramics, with any inquiries at bheu@semo.edu.

Print and Sculpture Club began in 2015 and is open to all Southeast Missouri State University Students and may have honorary community members. Print and Sculpture Club seeks to gather together students with an interest in travel to professional conferences and other group art events. It provides a platform for fundraising for travel to printmaking and sculpture conferences including Mid America Print Council Conference and the Southern Graphics Council Conference International. Students are engaged in printmaking and sculpture activities and events, educated through professional development exercises, and can further their interest of art and design in print and sculpture media.

Members of Print and Sculpture Club:

  • Gain experience in fundraising through sale of artwork, writing grants, and seeking other support.
  • Participate in national and international conferences such as the Southern Graphics Council Conference and the Mid America Print Council Conference.
  • Learn skills to assist them in applying to printmaking and sculpture graduate programs and jobs including photographing and editing images of work and preparing a Curriculum Vitae and professional resume.

Assistant Professor Hannah Sanders and Professor Chris Wubbena are the current faculty advisor for Print and Sculpture Club. For more information email hsanders@semo.edu or cwubbena@semo.edu


The National Art Education Association is the leading professional membership organization exclusively for visual arts educators. Members include elementary, middle, and high school visual arts educators; college and university professors; university students preparing to be art educators; researchers and scholars; teaching artists; administrators and supervisors; and art museum educators. NAEA members are able to attend, participate, and exhibit their work in the annual National and Missouri Art Education conferences. Contact Art Education Instructor Carol Horst at chorst@semo.edu for information.

NKBA Mission Statement

The Mission of the National Kitchen and Bath Association is to enhance member success and excellence, promote professionalism and ethical business practices and provide leadership and direction for the kitchen and bath industry worldwide

IDSA Mission Statement

The Mission of the Interior Design Student Association is to bridge the gap of education and the professional field of design and to connect students with other students who share the passion of design

NKBA Student Chapter Goals

Goal I - Knowledge Source
There will be a higher level of education and professionalism in the industry worldwide. NKBA members will be the most highly skilled and recognized for their expertise.

Goal II - Consumer Awareness
There will be a greater awareness and preference for products and professional services from the NKBA members worldwide.

Goal III - Membership
The kitchen and bath industry worldwide will find the NKBA membership and involvement in the association essential to their professional success.

Goal IV - Advocacy
Public policy and legislation affecting the kitchen and bath industry will be positively influenced through the NKBA leadership role in monitoring and affecting industry issues.

Goal V - Information Source and Resource
The NKBA will be the information source and resource for the industry worldwide.

Goal VI - K/BIS
The NKBA will continue to develop a higher level of awareness and continued enhancement of international exhibitions, education and networking opportunities for the kitchen and bath industry.


The Interior Design Student Association NKBA Student Chapter Constitution

Article 1: Membership

The kitchen and bath industry worldwide will find NKBA membership and involvement in the association essential to their professional success.

Strategic Objectives:

  1. Increase understanding of the value and benefits of NKBA membership for each member segment.
  2. Increase opportunities for participation by enhancing chapter activities for all industry segments.
  3. Enhance product and service offerings to each member segment to increase perceived value.
  4. Expand NKBA member segment involvement in the Association.
  5. Develop opportunities to expand NKBA membership worldwide.

An individual applying for Student membership from the NKBA must be enrolled at a college, university or technical institute that has been accredited by an institutional accrediting body recognized by the US Department of Education, or a provincial ministry of education in Canada. The Student must be taking courses for credit toward a certificate or degree. Student membership shall be limited to a period of eight (8) years. Students who have not completed a certificate or degree program within that period of time, must change to a full dues-paying Associate Individual member type in order to retain membership, according to NKBA policy as stated above.

Annual Renewal of Membership:
Membership in NKBA is automatically renewed annually with the payment of appropriate annual dues. Renewing members are also required to complete and return the annual census form incorporated with the dues invoice

Article 2: Officer Responsibility

Election of Officers: The Supported/Accredited Program Coordinator and the local Chapter’s Vice President – Academic Relations are automatically members of the Student Chapter Executive Committee. The Student Chapter must hold an election for President, Vice President – Programs, Secretary, Treasurer or Secretary/Treasurer, provide NKBA’s Chapters Department with their names, and contact information by November 30 of each school year. Election shall be by a plurality of votes of student members present at the meeting where the election is held; the meeting shall be announced to the members of the Student Chapter at least one week prior to the meeting. The officers’ term/year will be August 1 – July 31. Only student members of NKBA who are registered on at least half-time basis in the Supported/Accredited Program are eligible for election to Student Chapter office.

Article 3: Elections

Election of Officers: The Supported/Accredited Program Coordinator and the local Chapter’s Vice President – Academic Relations are automatically members of the Student Chapter Executive Committee. The Student Chapter must hold an election for President, Vice President – Programs, Secretary, Treasurer or Secretary/Treasurer, provide NKBA’s Chapters Department with their names, and contact information by November 30 of each school year. Election shall be by a plurality of votes of student members present at the meeting where the election is held; the meeting shall be announced to the members of the Student Chapter at least one week prior to the meeting. The officers’ term/year will be August 1 – July 31. Only student members of NKBA who are registered on at least half-time basis in the Supported/Accredited Program are eligible for election to Student Chapter office.

Article 4: Duties of the Officers

President

  • Exercise general supervision of the affairs of the Student Chapter
  • Preside at meetings of the Student Chapter and the Student Chapter Executive Committee
  • Ensure that the Student Chapter adheres to NKBA Bylaws and Policies
  • Cooperates and ensures that all required information is forwarded to the NKBA

Vice President

  • Develop and organize educational/networking/professional development activities to benefit the members of the Student Chapter
  • Coordinate with the Program Coordinator and the Chapter Vice President Professional Development to encourage joint Chapter and Student Chapter activities
  • Perform the duties and exercise the powers of the Student Chapter President if he/she is unable or unavailable to fulfill his/her responsibilities

Secretary

  • Take minutes of any Student Chapter Executive Committee
  • Preserves and maintains the records of the Student Chapter
  • Distributes minutes to Student Chapter Executive Committee members
  • Makes Student Chapter meeting minutes available upon request
  • Reports results of the Student Chapter Officer Elections to NKBA by November 30th

Treasurer

  • Supervise the financial affairs of the student Chapter
  • Provide the Program Coordinator with the information required to complete NKBA’s required year-end Activity/Financial Report
  • Disburse Student Chapter Funds required to conduct Chapter affairs and activities
  • Report financial information to the student chapter executive committee and the membership at chapter meetings

Committees

  • Subject to the approval of the Student Chapter Executive Committee, the President may establish those committees and appoint a chair, as he/she and the Executive Committee shall deem necessary. The term of the appointment shall be through the end of the academic year and the chair may be re-appointed as long as he/she remains a student within the Supported/Accredited Program.
Article 5: Meetings

Meetings, Advertising, Sponsorships:
The purpose of Student Chapter meetings is to provide informative and educational resources to members of the Student Chapters. It is strongly encouraged that at least one meeting per year be held jointly with the “parent” Chapter. Student Chapters are subject to the same limitations and restrictions on meetings, advertising and sponsorships that govern chapters and are specified elsewhere in the NKBA Governance Manual.

IDSA is to hold at least one meeting per month to review student chapter duties and activities.

Article 6: Fees

The Interior Design Student Association requires that all student members pay a fee of $10/semester in order to hold their membership.

NKBA student membership is required to be an officer of the Interior Design Student Association and suggested to be as part of a general student member.

Contact

573.651.2143
amwelker@semo.edu
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