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Lily Gayle crowned 60th Miss Southeastern Louisiana University

Moments after being crowned, Lily Gayle takes her first walk as Miss Southeastern Louisiana University 2021.
January 23, 2021

On Friday, Jan. 22, a new queen was crowned at the 60th annual Miss Southeastern Louisiana University pageant at the Columbia Theatre for the Performing Arts. Lily Gayle, a senior communication major...

Luma Coffee: Roastery And Social Club

Luma Coffee: Roastery And Social Club
January 20, 2021

Coming soon to the downtown Hammond district is a coffee shop owned by four young adults from Louisiana. The creators of Luma Coffee Roasters, couples Devin and Catherine Masters and Logan and Shelby...

Jazz music library nearly doubles in size via musician’s donation

November 30, 2020

February 16 The university’s jazz studies program recently received a donation of music that allowed its jazz library to expand nearly twice its previous size. Dan Salmasian, a close friend...

Narro and Burns receive grant to livestream performances

Instructor of saxophone Brina Bourliea Faciane points towards Billy Mizzell, a freshman music major, during lecture. One of the topics Bourliea Faciane covered was the position of the tongue when playing a saxophone.
November 30, 2020

During the spring semester, the Louisiana Board of Regents awarded a fully funded grant to the university for approximately $75,000.  The grant is being used to purchase sound equipment to assist with...

Making art out of hardship: Dance company to host final performance of semester

Dance Performance Project, the university’s resident student contemporary dance company, performing in their Fall 2019 mainstage dance concert.
November 23, 2020

Dance students are set to turn this year’s obstacles into an art form as they take the stage for their end-of-semester performance. Taking place Nov. 23-24 at 7:30 p.m., “6 Feet Apart: The Coronavirus...

Social work professor becomes published author of self-help book during quarantine

Angela Wood, Ph.D.
November 19, 2020

A professor at the university is now the published author of a self-help book. Assistant Professor of Social Work Angela Wood, Ph.D, is the author of  “The Motivational Interviewing Workbook: Exercises...

Hammond Downtown Development District to revamp public space on W. Thomas Street

The space behind the Downtown Development District, located on W. Thomas Street next to the railroad tracks, is going to be repurposed. The DDD has been hosting public interest meetings in order to come up with a plan for the space.
November 18, 2020

The Hammond Downtown Development District has allocated funds and is currently developing a plan called the “Urban Park Project” to renovate and improve the public space behind the district’s headquarters. Located...

Jazz ensemble to livestream Christmas concert

Some members of the jazz ensemble dressed up in Christmas apparel for rehearsal. The concert will be livestreamed from KSLU’s Facebook page and will feature Christmas songs such as “Christmas Time is Here,” “Deck the Halls,” “It Came Upon a Midnight Clear” and “Jingle Bells.”
November 16, 2020

As the holiday season approaches, the university’s jazz ensemble will get into the swing of things with a big band Christmas concert. On Wednesday, Nov. 18, KSLU will stream the concert live from the...

A celebration for international students

Traditionally, International Night takes place during the university’s International Education Week. Students from a variety of different nationalities perform and showcase elements from their culture with a night of music, food, dancing and appreciation.
November 13, 2020

Culture is a part of every country, big or small. Every year, the Department of World Languages and Cultures plans events to celebrate different cultures around the world as well as international students....

Bars operating as restaurants under phase three

Several bars in downtown Hammond have reopened under phase three, such as The Brown Door, Cate Street Pub and Brady’s. There are still capacity limits and limited hours of operations, but businesses have still been able to reopen to the public.
November 12, 2020

While social distancing and other safety protocols are still in place, some businesses are not letting that prevent their customers from being able to go out for a good time. Under phase three restrictions,...

“The Wolves”: A coming-of-age production to take place at the Vonnie Borden Theatre

Chloe Williams, one of the cast members of “The Wolves,” reviews her script. The all-female cast will open with their first performance on Nov. 10.
November 6, 2020

Blood, sweat, tears, insane dialogue and a great time. That sums up the play “The Wolves” taking place at the Vonnie Borden Theatre in D Vickers Hall, according to assistant director DeJuan “DJ”...

Final exhibition of 2020 demands time and effort from senior artists and curator

Left, senior art major Dejiona Jackson’s work features African American skateboarders such as Ron Allen and Ray Barbee. Jackson. Right, senior art major Aubree Barber spent “hundreds of hours” on a map displaying police brutality deaths. With a focus in graphic design, she is one artist in the senior exhibit that will feature artwork centered around issues she is passionate about.
November 5, 2020

The work of senior art majors will soon be displayed as they prepare for the opening of 2020’s final senior art exhibit. The exhibit will be on display from Thursday, Nov. 5 to Wednesday, Nov. 25 in...

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