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Past Events

Campus and Community Connections

Date:  February 1, 2017
Location:  Crowe Gallery 13 S. Spanish Street, Cape Girardeau, Missouri 63701
Time:  5:30 p.m.

Southeast Missouri State University's Black Faculty/Staff Alliance and The Academic Support Centers are hosting an event for the African American campus members and community members to connect and discuss issues critical to the development and success of the African American community overall. Please join us for this networking event at the one of the outstanding Art Galleries in downtown Cape Girardeau. The discussion will include building and maintaining professional relationships on campus and within our community.

This event was sponsored by Southeast Missouri State University’s Black Faculty Staff Alliance and Academic Support Centers.

For more information or to volunteer, please contact Tameka Randle at (573) 986-6135 or

All Politics Are Personal

Date:  February 8, 2017
Location:  University Center Tribute Room
Time:  6:00 p.m.

Political awareness and understanding are critical to Americans, the shifting politcal base impacts us all from the local to the national level. This guided discussion will center on the idea that the "future belongs to those of us that remain aware and vigilant" and will be aimed at addressing current beliefs, the differences and commonalities between the two major political parties, the changing demographics of where we are today and how we must all be involved moving forward.

This event was sponsored by the Academic Support Centers.

For more information or to volunteer, please contact Trent Ball at (573) 986-6135 or

Where Do We Stand?

Date:  February 13, 2017
Location:  University Center, Redhawks Room
Time:  5:00 p.m.

This panel discussion will be an opportunity for African- American males from the campus and community to have an open dialogue and intentional discussion regarding our role in American society. Discussion topics will include the importance of education in developing a professional mindset and the relevance of civic engagement. The purpose of the event is to cultivate an ongoing exchange of ideas among the black males on campus and in the community. African American Male Alumni will lead the panel and facilitate the discussion

This event was sponsored by Academic Support Centers.

For more information or to volunteer, please contact James Williams at (573) 986-6135 or

21st Annual Michael Davis Lecture – An Evening with Zerlina Maxwell

Date:  February 15, 2017
Location:  Glenn Auditorium, Dempster Hall
Time:  6:00 p.m.

The Michael Davis Lecture honors the late Michael Davis, a journalism student in the then Department of Mass Communication at Southeast who died as a result of a hazing incident on February 15, 1994. In 1997, the department held the first Michael Davis Lecture to honor his memory and recognize the contributions of African-Americans in the media as part of the University’s Black History Month activities. More than 150 faculty, staff and students regularly attend the annual event.

The Office of Institutional Equity and Diversity, in association with the Department of Mass Media, will host the 21st annual Michael Davis Lecture on Wednesday, February 15, 2017. The event will take place at Glenn Auditorium, Dempster Hall from 6 to 7:30 p.m. This event is open and free to the public.

This event is sponsored by the College of Health and Human Services, College of Liberal Arts, Department of Mass Media, Division of Enrollment Management and Student Success, Office of Institutional Equity and Diversity, Office of the Provost and University Speaker Series.

For more information or to volunteer, please contact Sia Sharma at (573) 651-2606 or

2nd Annual Sisters Doing It For Themselves

Date: February 28, 2017
Location: University Center
Time:  12:00 p.m.

This is the 2nd Annual celebration of African American women (faculty and staff) on Southeast Missouri State University's campus. Invitees will invite one student to be encouraged and developed as we discuss,"How to Keep Your Vision Alive."

This event was sponsored by Academic Support Centers.

For more information or to volunteer, please contact Kei-Shae McCrary at (573) 986-6315 or

National TRIO Day Celebration

Date:  February 28, 2017
Location:  Show Me Center Meeting Rooms
Time:  5:30 p.m.

National TRIO Day celebrates the sustained impact and success of the Federal TRIO programs in communities and recognizes the importance of educational opportunity programs in creating fairer society for all Americans. As a critical component of the 1964 Civil Rights Act, TRIO programs work to protect and further access to higher education for low income, first generation students, students with disabilities and veterans and are committed to the principles of social justice. Accomplishments of current and former participants in the Southeast Missouri State University TRIO programs and Academic Support Centers will be highlighted.

This event was sponsored by Southeast Missouri State University TRIO Programs and Academic Support Centers.

For more information, please contact Monica Barnes by calling at (573) 651-2272 or


Academic Hall Room 010-011
MLK Celebration
One University Plaza, MS 3375
Cape Girardeau, Missouri 63701