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A day in the life of Dr. John L. Crain

A day in the life of Dr. John L. Crain

Prakriti Adhikari, Staff Reporter

November 20, 2018


Filed under Archive, On Campus, Showcase

President of the university Dr. John L. Crain strives to ensure a good experience for students as the university’s ambassador. The responsibilities of the president include overseeing various departments on campus, fundraising, advocating on behalf of the university, bridging the university management...

Graduates to be honored with rings

Jacob Summerville, Staff Reporter

November 20, 2018


Filed under Archive, On Campus

Seniors have a limited time to sign up for "Ring Ceremony" this fall. "Ring Ceremony" will take place on Nov. 28 from 6-8 p.m. in the Student Union Grand Ballroom. Students who have completed 90 hours towards their degree and have ordered their graduation rings from Balfour can register for the event....

Networking through imprinting

Jacob Summerville, Staff Reporter

November 20, 2018


Filed under Archive, Arts & Entertainment

The Palmetto Press student organization uses the form of printmaking to hold a T-shirt drive and attend a convention during the semester. Printmaking is a process where an image is carved into wood, paper is pressed onto the ink-laced surface of the wood, and the image is copied onto the paper like...

Dancing in remembrance of an alumna

Dancing in remembrance of an alumna

Madeline Cancienne, Staff Reporter

November 20, 2018


Filed under Archive, Arts & Entertainment

The dance program showcased the memory of an alumna with the performance "A few of her favorite things: a dedication to Mary Lou Champagne." The performance, held on Nov. 19 at 7:30 p.m. in the Vonnie Borden Theatre, highlighted Champagne's favorite things such as songs and activities. Alexis May,...

A ‘Starry November Night’ downtown

A ‘Starry November Night’  downtown

Johnathan Zeringue, Staff Reporter

November 19, 2018


Filed under Archive, Arts & Entertainment

“Starry November Night” brings the community together to celebrate the season of giving. Each November, Hammond and surrounding areas come together to kick off the magic of the holiday season on one special night. The Hammond Downtown Development District hosted its 14th annual “Starry November...

Find holiday season gifts for every wish list

Find holiday season gifts for every wish list

Zachary Araki, A&E Editor

November 19, 2018


Filed under Archive, Arts & Entertainment

Shoppers can complete their holiday gift list with functional, creative artworks at the Hammond Regional Arts Center. This year’s “Fine and Functional Show” holds an array of items including ceramics, jewelry, ornaments and 2D art. All pieces on display are available for purchase. Prices vary...

Senior student-athletes gaining and leaving a family

Zachary Araki, A&E Editor

November 19, 2018


Filed under Archive, Sports

Senior student-athletes prepare to leave their Lion family as they enter their last season. According to Kyla Williams, a senior forward on the women’s basketball team, her time as a Lady Lion has helped her grow. “With each year leading up to my senior year, I have learned so much not only...

Potential students preview the university

Gerard Borne, Staff Reporter

November 16, 2018


Filed under Archive, On Campus

The university welcomed potential students for "Lion Pride Preview" to see what the university can offer. Students went to different areas of campus as they learned about the university on Nov. 16. Tanner Throckmorton shared how he became interested in the university. "I heard about Southeastern...

Presenting a Sanderson Farms internship

Jacob Summerville, Staff Reporter

November 16, 2018


Filed under Archive, On Campus

The university invited a company from "Career Fair" to make an internship presentation this month. Sanderson Farms, Inc. hosted the "Sanderson Farms Super Chicken Road Show" on Nov. 15 from 12 - 1:30 p.m. in the Student Union Ballroom. Students and professors from the university, Baton Rouge Community...

Kinchen connects to van Gogh

Diamond Hollins, Staff Reporter

November 16, 2018


Filed under Archive, On Campus

After a trip to France, Vice President of the French Club James Kinchen decided to discuss the life of Vincent van Gogh to celebrate International Education Week. Kinchen's talk, "From Aries to Auver-Sur-Oise," was held on Nov. 15 at 3:30 p.m. in Student Union Ballroom A. “It is important for...

Students voice their opinions

Johnathan Zeringue, Staff Reporter

November 16, 2018


Filed under Archive, On Campus

The Student Government Association hosted the "Free Speech Alley" for students to share their opinions. On Nov. 15, students wrote their opinions on a beach ball outside the Student Union. SGA Chief Justice Alberto Valenzuela discussed why he wanted to continue holding the "Free Speech Alley." "'Free...

Understanding gun culture in history

Understanding gun culture in history

Prakriti Adhikari, Staff Reporter

November 16, 2018


Filed under Archive, News, Showcase

Director of the Center for Southeast Louisiana Studies Dr. Samuel Hyde Jr., professor of history, was awarded the “Michael V.R. Thomason Book Award” by the Gulf South Historical Association for his book “Pistols and Politics: Feuds, Factions, and the Struggle for Order in Louisiana’s Florida...