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Southeast Missouri State University

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Southeast Missouri State University, often called SEMO, is a public, accredited university located in Cape Girardeau, Missouri. The best-known figure associated with the institution is probably controversial radio talk show host Rush Limbaugh, who is a Cape Girardeau native and attended the university briefly, his only formal higher education. The school's athletic teams compete in the Ohio Valley Conference.

Until January of 2005, the athletic team nicknames were Indians (men) and Othakians (women). After a movement by Student Government, the Booster Club and the National Alumni Council, the nickname was changed to Redhawks. Consequently, a mascot then came into existence, known as Rowdy Redhawk.

Notable Alumni

1960 Ken Iman center with NFL's Green Bay Packers and Los Angeles Rams
1974 Linda Godwin NASA astronaut
1987 Cedric Kyles aka Cedric the Entertainer
2003 Willie Ponder wide receiver with NFL's New York Giants

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