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Class accommodations for individuals with underlying health conditions

The university will be resuming classes for the Fall 2020 semester and has introduced policy requiring individuals to wear face mask/covering when on campus. For students with underlying health conditions, accommodations will be made after showing documentation from their doctors.

Symiah Dorsey, Staff Reporter

July 7, 2020

Although masks will be required upon resuming to face-to-face classes, the Fall 2020 semester could still be a struggle for students who are more vulnerable to the coronavirus.  People with underlying medical conditions such as asthma, diabetes and heart disease might be at an increased risk for s...

University gets approval for new health sciences degree

The Department of Kinesiology and Health Sciences  is now offering a Bachelor of Science in Health Sciences. A new course,  Social Determinants of Health, was added to complete the degree program.

Maggie Tregre, Staff Reporter

July 7, 2020

The university now offers a Bachelor of Science in Health Sciences through the Department of Kinesiology and Health Studies.  As of June 2020, nearly 100 students were enrolled in the new degree program.  Dr. Ralph Wood, professor and assistant dean for the College of Nursing and Health Sciences, explained ...

Greek Life changes due to COVID-19

Sigma Sigma Sigma and Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc. pose for a picture after their

Gabrielle Wood, Staff Reporter

July 6, 2020

In the Spring 2020 semester, sororities and fraternities were notified about the cancellation of all planned events for the remainder of the semester. With the start of Phase Three pushed back for an additional four weeks, many Greek events for the fall are still to be determined.  However, ma...

Sales lab offers professional training opportunities

Sales professional Jeff Brown and senior marketing major Ashley Murphy participate in  the Spring 2020 Sales Competition in one of the role-play rooms that have recording technology. The Professional Sales Lab allows students and professors to review footage from the role-play rooms and give feedback.

Maggie Tregre, Staff Reporter

July 6, 2020

The College of Business is home to a Professional Sales Lab that will help prepare students for working in sales.  Located in Garrett Hall, the lab took two years to prepare in terms of planning and funding. Dr. April Kemp and Dr. Tara Burnthorne Lopez, co-coordinators of the university’s sales...

Keep your skin protected this summer

Keep your skin protected this summer

Alexia Fisher, Graduate Assistant, University Health Center

July 2, 2020

Sun protection is important to remember now that summer is here. The weather is warm, and the sun is out. Ultraviolet (UV) rays from the sun and tanning beds can be useful in obtaining a tan, but too much exposure can be harmful to your health. Too much UV exposure can cause sunburn, eye damage and p...

Offices resume on-campus operation

Student worker at the Office of Admissions wears mask at the front desk. Offices on campus have resumed their normal operation after following the campus safety guidelines. All individuals are required to wear masks inside campus buildings.

Trinity Brown, Staff Reporter

June 30, 2020

With safety measures in place, the university has opened most offices and resumed on-campus operations. Dr. John L. Crain, university president, had met the official target date of June 22 to reopen the campus after having to end face-to-face classes on Thursday, March 12 due to the outbreak of COVI...

University Health Center is open

The UHC remains open and encourages students to use their facilities. Currently, UHC is seeing students in the clinic or through telemedicine appointments.

Alexia Fisher, Graduate Assistant, University Health Center

June 24, 2020

The University Health Center, located on Southeastern Louisiana University's campus, is available to all enrolled university students. For the enrolled students, services are free of charge because students pay for the Health Center in semester dues. However, the UHC charges students a small fee for testin...

Lion’s Code Cybercamp to be hosted online this summer

The Lion's Code CyberCamp is a three-day educational opportunity for young students to enhance their coding skills. This year, the camp will be completely virtual and take place on July 20-22.

Austin Dewease, Staff Reporter

June 23, 2020

The Department of Computer Science will host the second annual Lion’s Code CyberCamp, a coding event open to all students in grades 8-12. Taking place on July 20-22 from 9 a.m. to noon, the cyber camp will be entirely online and free to all participants. Students must register by 4 p.m. on Mond...

Pride Month celebrates lives of the past, present and future

StandOUT, the university's LGBTQ+ alliance organization, celebrated Transgender Day of Remembrance on November 20 during the Fall 2019 semester. The annual remembrance day honors the memory of transgender lives lost as a result of discrimination and violence.

Brynn Lundy, Staff Reporter

June 23, 2020

June is officially acknowledged as Pride Month, an annual tradition that commemorates the 1969 Stonewall Riots, a series of protests that took place over multiple days after police raided a gay bar in New York. The uprising between police and protestors ultimately sparked a turning point in LGBTQ+ activ...

Library launches “Sims 2-Geaux” curbside pickup

Sims Memorial Library is providing curbside pick-up services for students to access physical collections, technology and equipment.

Dylan Meche, Staff Reporter

June 19, 2020

The Sims Memorial Library is now offering a new program to continue its services despite its closure.  On June 1, the library began “Sims 2-Geaux” curbside pickup, a service that allows university students, faculty, staff and community borrowers to access the library’s collection while mai...

University biologist contributes to sea turtle research

Dr. Roldan A. Valverde, a professor of biology, poses for a picture with a sea turtle. Valverde researches sea turtles and also works as the scientific director of the Sea Turtle Conservancy operating in Gainesville, Florida.

Austin Dewease, Staff Reporter

June 16, 2020

A university professor has contributed to research on sea turtles published by other zoologists from around the nation. The New York Times recently published an article named “Mother Sea Turtles Might Be Sneakier Than They Look” that explained a study done by two zoologists who said that sea turtle...

College of Nursing and Health Sciences introduces a new advancement to learning

Dr. Ryan Green, assistant professor of kinesiology and health sciences, demonstrates the use anatomage table.  An anatomage table is an advanced virtual 3D dissection table that allows a better view of the human anatomy.

Gabrielle Wood, Staff Reporter

June 16, 2020

The College of Nursing and Health Sciences have made upgrades with a new anatomage table for students to learn more about the human body.  An anatomage table is an advanced 3D virtual dissection table that allows easier access to viewing the anatomy of the human body.  Dr. Ryan Green, assista...

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