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University alumnus chosen as CMMS 2020-2021 Teacher of the Year

November 20, 2020

Many graduates leave the university to work towards accomplishing their career goals. One alumnus has been awarded Capitol Middle Magnet School’s Teacher of the Year. Hendrick “Hen” Foster, a graduate...

Promoting quality of life: Alumnus elected Mayor of Livingston

Jonathan “J.T.” Taylor poses for the camera with his wife and three sons. After earning a business degree from the university in 2005, Taylor eventually went on to become mayor of Livingston.
November 19, 2020

Jonathan “J.T.” Taylor, a university alumnus, was recently elected Mayor of Livingston. After receiving a business degree from the university in 2005, Taylor worked in tourism for Livingston Parish...

Southeastern Foundation hands out Giving Day fundraiser awards

Southeastern Giving Day was held on Oct. 21. Groups that received the most money or had the highest number of donors received an extra prize from the Southeastern Foundation.
November 18, 2020

After the Giving Day 2020 competition concluded, the Southeastern Foundation awarded departments and organizations with financial awards for reaching fundraising thresholds. An award of $1,000 for Overall...

Students lend a helping hand through community service

Located at 108 S. Pine St. in Hammond, the Miller Memorial Library Family Resource Center was recently cleaned by members of the Hammond Kiwanis Club and three university students. Through this community service project, the volunteers picked up trash, cleaned up branches and leaves, pressure washed the building and more.
November 17, 2020

Three university students joined members of the Hammond Kiwanis Club to help clean the grounds of the Miller Memorial Library Family Resource Center, which houses the Tangipahoa Alcohol and Drug Abuse...

Students petition for the return of pass/fail grading accommodations

University students have expressed a need for the return of pass/fail grading accomodations for the Fall 2020 semester. The petition has accumulated over 1,900 signatures and has been shared multiple times via Twitter.
November 16, 2020

1,900 and counting, students are petitioning for the university to provide the option of a pass/fail grading accommodation. After the university permitted these accommodations for the Spring 2020 semester,...

Students react to Biden’s projected victory

People gathered in Black Lives Matter Plaza, react to the presidential race being called in Joe Biden's favor, Saturday, Nov. 7, 2020, in Washington. Democrat Joe Biden has defeated President Donald Trump to become the 46th president of the United States.
November 12, 2020

After several delays in the ballot-counting process for many critical swing states, Joe Biden was declared the winner of the 2020 Presidential Election.  On Nov. 7, three days after election night,...

Application fee waived for Fall 2021

As high school seniors begin applying to colleges, the university decided to waive the $20 application fee for students who apply before Jan. 15, the priority deadline.
November 11, 2020

Prospective Lions can now apply for the Fall 2021 semester without an application fee. All application fees will be waived until the priority application deadline of Jan. 15 due to any financial burdens...

A make-up senior portrait opportunity available for graduating seniors

A Candid Campus photographer helps a student pose for her graduation photos during Grad Fair. Students who missed
out on Grad Fair will be able to take a make up photo by making an appointment before 10 a.m. on Nov. 16.
November 10, 2020

Are you a graduating senior? Did you miss the senior portrait session at Grad Fair? Do you wish to retake your photo entirely?  Candid Campus Photography is holding make-up cap and gown photo sessions...

D Vickers Hall to be remodeled through 18-month renovation process

D Vickers Hall, an academic classroom and office building, houses some departments within the College of Arts, Humanities
and Social Sciences. Built in the early 1970s, the building is currently under the planning process for renovations to be
done within the next few semesters.
November 10, 2020

Facility Planning is currently developing plans for the renovation of D Vickers Hall, which will begin sometime over the next few semesters.  Kenneth Howe, director of Facility Planning, explained...

COVID-19 update: Total number of reported cases on campus reaches 138

The above information is obtained from the Louisiana Department of Health website. This data only includes self-reported cases to the Louisiana Department of Health that meet the “Lab Confirmed Case“ criteria. A lab confirmed case is defined as an individual who has a positive molecular/viral lab result. Information in the LDH website is updated every Tuesday.
November 3, 2020

University President John Crain sent out a Faculty/Staff Notice with an update to COVID-19 restrictions and reminders. As of Friday, Oct. 23, the Louisiana Department of Health reported 29 new cases...

Commencement alterations impact spring, summer and fall graduates

Fall 2019 winter commencement marked the first time the university split commencement into two ceremonies. For Fall 2020 winter commencement, not only will the ceremonies occur over two days, but they will be split into four separate ceremonies. This semester’s commencement will honor Spring, Summer and Fall 2020 graduates.
November 2, 2020

After having neither a Spring or Summer 2020 commencement ceremony, the university has developed plans to honor those graduates through an in-person winter ceremony at Strawberry Stadium in December, along...

BSU and NAACP present Fall Pop-Up Shop for student entrepreneurs

The university’s BSU and NAACP have partnered together to create a pop-up shop designed to highlight students with small businesses. The event will be held virtually Nov. 9-13 with an in-person event still in the works.
October 27, 2020

In a time of economic uncertainty, student organizations have banded together to show support for students with small businesses. The Black Student Union and the university’s chapter of The National...

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