The Lion's Roar

Graduating seniors launched into Alumni Association

Graduating seniors launched into Alumni Association

Maiah Woodring, Staff Reporter

May 19, 2019


Filed under On Campus

Graduates entering into an alumni base of over 70,000 were congratulated by the Alumni Association at the “Lion 4 Life Launch" party. Held on the lawn of the Alumni Association from 2:30 - 4:30 p.m. on May 16, student competed in games such as bubble soccer, a three-legged race and a doughnut eating...

DSA honors presidents, new and old

DSA honors presidents, new and old

Shaelyn Martinez, Staff Reporter

May 14, 2019


Filed under On Campus, Showcase

The Division of Student Affairs honored students and faculty who demonstrated leadership, service and commitment to the university. Among many awards presented during the convocation, the DSA named Man and Woman of the Year. Karley Bordelon, a junior social studies education major, was named the 2019 Woman of ...

A change in pace after graduating

A change in pace after graduating

Jacob Summerville, Opinions Editor

May 14, 2019


Filed under On Campus

Four university alumni shared their experiences of post-graduation life and how their plans either followed their initial path or went in a different direction. Nakia Merrill graduated from the university in 2003 with a bachelor’s degree in communication and a concentration in TV production. He worked ...

Preparations underway for spring commencement

Preparations underway for spring commencement

Erica Welter, Staff Reporter

May 14, 2019


Filed under On Campus, Showcase

This weekend, over 1,000 students will walk across the stage at commencement. For the second time in the university’s history, the ceremony, which takes place on Saturday, May 18, will be livestreamed. The commencement ceremony was livestreamed for the first time in December. “We are offering this opt...

The impact of soft skills in the real world

The impact of soft skills in the real world

Johnathan Zeringue, Staff Reporter

May 14, 2019


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Students may overlook the importance of soft skills that are crucial for long-term career success. Soft skills refer to a combination of skills like communication, self-motivation, teamwork and leadership abilities, which help individuals interact effectively with one another and establish a quality...

Choosing not to pursue a diploma

Choosing not to pursue a diploma

Gerard Borne, Staff Reporter

May 13, 2019


Filed under On Campus

When students enter college, they may find the academic environment to not be in their plans or decide to return later. The article “Why Students Drop Out” published by the National Dropout Prevention Center credited reasons for students dropping out to be related to school, family and employment...

Kinesiology offers futures through employment

Kinesiology offers futures through employment

Jacob Summerville, Opinions Editor

May 13, 2019


Filed under On Campus

Careers can be built through the promotion of fitness, whether it is through human anatomy or floor planning. With six concentrations, the Department of Kinesiology and Health Studies offers internships and career preparation from the field of physical therapy to sports management. Daniel Toups, an in...

What happens in the Lion Traxx shuttles: a driver’s perspective

What happens in the Lion Traxx shuttles: a driver’s perspective

Gerard Borne, Staff Reporter

May 13, 2019


Filed under On Campus, Showcase

Since its start over a decade ago, thousands of students have used the Lion Traxx shuttle service.    Gary Prescott, director of Transportation Services, enjoys interacting with students using Lion Traxx. “There is a lot of fun times with the students, and seeing them get on with their friends and ...

Entrepreneurs gain real world experience

Entrepreneurs gain real world experience

Shaelyn Martinez, Staff Reporter

May 13, 2019


Filed under On Campus

Imagine having the struggle of running a business while also being a full-time college student. Many students know the struggle of keeping up grades, attending class regularly and the late nights study struggles. Some students also take on the role of running a business while managing a heavy work ...

Nevers to receive honorary doctorate

Nevers to receive  honorary doctorate

Erica Welter, Staff Reporter

May 13, 2019


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Ben Nevers, a former Louisiana House and Senate member, will be honored with a Doctor of Humanities degree during spring commencement. Dr. John Crain, president of the university, believes Nevers has worked tirelessly to support Southeastern. “Throughout Ben Nevers’ time in public office, he was a tre...

Ceremony recognizes graduating students

Ceremony recognizes graduating students

Maiah Woodring, Staff Reporter

May 10, 2019


Filed under On Campus

Senior communication majors were honored at the "Senior Colloquium" as they defended their theses. Held from 5 - 8:30 p.m. in the Student Union Ballroom, the colloquium included a recognition ceremony and thesis defense sessions. Jessica Bowen, a senior communication major, and Lorraine Weiskopf,...

Students express their appreciation with potted plants

Students express their appreciation with potted plants

Zachary Araki, Assistant Editor

May 10, 2019


Filed under On Campus

Students painted pots, planted flowers and wrote messages to relax and make some gifts leading into finals week. Campus Activities Board put up tables in the Student Union Breezeway on May 9 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Megan Blomquist, event manager for CAB, discussed why CAB held "Planting Our Appreciation." "It's...