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US moves nearer to shutdown amid coronavirus fears

The picture shows empty shelves at Walmart store on 2799 W Thomas St, Hammond. Shoppers have been buying extra supplies since the outbreak of coronavirus.

AP News

March 15, 2020

CHICAGO (AP) — Officials across the country curtailed many elements of American life to fight the coronavirus outbreak on Sunday, with health officials recommending that groups of 50 or more don’t get together and a government expert saying a 14-day national shutdown may be needed. Governors were cl...

University gives updates on operational changes

University gives updates on operational changes

March 13, 2020

The university has given updates regarding the operational changes after the announcement of transitioning from face-to-face classes to remote learning. Updates for Friday, March 13 are as follows: Activities directly related to academic courses will be determined by faculty in conjunction with ac...

Face-to-face classes transitioning online beginning March 18

Beginning Wednesday, March 18, face-to-face classes will be delivered remotely. Face-to-face classes will not meet from Friday, March 13 to Tuesday, March 17.

Staff Reports

March 12, 2020

President John L. Crain sent an email to students, faculty and staff explaining that face-to-face classes will not meet from Friday, March 13 to Tuesday, March 17. Beginning Wednesday, March 18, classes will be delivered remotely, which includes online formats. Campus operations will continue, and s...

Message from the Provost

Message from the Provost

March 12, 2020

Below is a message from the Provost and Vice-President of Academic Affairs Tena Golding: Watching the news has become a surreal experience for me. What is usually a report of “the known” is now full of, “until further notice”, “at this time”, “for now”, and ”to be announced”, as...

A message from University Communications and Creative Services

A message from University Communications and Creative Services

March 11, 2020

"Southeastern is currently monitoring the COVID-19/Coronavirus situation regarding potential impacts on students, faculty and staff, as their health, safety and well-being are our highest priority. The University has a pandemic plan in place and is being proactive.  As the situation evolves, the university...

North Oaks chief medical officer addresses coronavirus concerns

Dr. Peltier, chief medical officer of North Oaks Health System, leads a discussion session on the coronavirus. The discussion covered statistics, symptoms and proper precautions.

Dylan Meche, Staff Reporter

March 10, 2020

In order to ease concerns of faculty and students, a representative from North Oaks Health System discussed the global coronavirus pandemic. The university hosted two coronavirus discussion sessions on March 4-5 in the Student Union Theatre. Both sessions were led by Dr. Rob Peltier, chief medica...

Football commit fatally shot just weeks after signing on with the university

Football commit fatally shot just weeks after signing on with the university

Gerard Borne, Staff Reporter

March 10, 2020

On Sunday Feb. 23, it was announced that university football commit Terry Delaney was murdered on the 3340 block of O’Neal Ln. in Baton Rouge. Delaney was 17 years old and chose to sign with the university on Feb. 5 to play on the defensive line. The 6’3, 317 pound strong side defensive lineman...

What is coronavirus or COVID-19?

According to the Centers for Disease Control,one of the preventive measures for coronavirus is to wash hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds.

Maggie Tregre, Staff Reporter

March 10, 2020

An outbreak of a novel coronavirus has led to global health concerns and triggered quarantines, turmoil in financial markets and a frenzy of misinformation. The virus, named SARS-CoV-2, causes a disease known as coronavirus disease 2019, or COVID-19. According to the National Health Commission, as of March 8,...

J.C. Penney Suit Up event offers sales for students

A student browses clothing item during the J.C. Penney Suit Up event. The event is designed to help students dress up professionally for career fairs and interviews.

Jacob Lofton, Staff Reporter

March 10, 2020

Students and faculty took advantage of sales at J.C. Penney during the Spring 2020 J.C. Penney Suit Up event. The event takes place each semester in the weeks preceding career fairs, internship fairs, part-time job fairs, Biz-Connect and Tech-Connect. This semester’s Suit Up event took place on March ...

Faculty member to retire after over 20 years of service

Dr. Joan Faust smiles and poses in her Shakespeare corner, including her Shakespeare-themed doll and rubber duck. Dr. Joan Faust smiles and poses in her Shakespeare corner, including her Shakespeare-themed doll and rubber duck.

Briyana Anderson, Staff Reporter

March 6, 2020

A university faculty member, after over 20 years of service, is preparing to retire. Joan Faust, an English professor and undergraduate coordinator, will be retiring after the Spring 2020 semester. Faust commented on how she began teaching and gave an overview of her time at the university. “Like ...

Driving safety: An increasing pedestrian concern

There are multiple speed bumps around campus to increase driving safety. Stop signs and crosswalks, such as those on Texas Ave., are in place to increase both driver and pedestrian awareness. All drivers, including students, faculty and visitors, should be conscious of pedestrians, as there are many walking on and around campus daily.

Brynn Lundy, Staff Reporter

March 3, 2020

Over the past few months, driving safety has become an increasing concern on campus. As of fall 2019, 14,298 students are enrolled at the university, and of that number, nearly 12,000 live off-campus. This means that it is a majority commuter campus, with almost 85% of students transporting to and from ca...

David Armand named ULS Outstanding Faculty of the Year

David Armand has received the ULS Outstanding Faculty of the Year award due to his dedication and passion for teaching English literature, as well as his influence outside the classroom as an author.

Gabrielle Wood, Staff Reporter

February 20, 2020

David Armand, an English instructor, writer-in-residence and university alumnus, was honored with the 2020 University of Louisiana System Outstanding Faculty Member of the Year award. Aside from teaching, Armand is a novelist and associate editor for Louisiana Literature Press. He has been honored...

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