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Dr. Murray recognized as 2020 BioOne Ambassador

Dr. Chris Murray is a recipient of the 2020 BioOne Ambassador Award for his participation in research of a new species of crocodile from Papua New Guinea.

Gabrielle Wood, Staff Reporter

June 15, 2020

Dr. Chris Murray, assistant professor of biological sciences, is a recipient of the 2020 BioOne Ambassador Award, The American Society of Ichthyologists and Herpetologists nominated Murray for his specialized research. Murray received his nomination from a paper he and his colleagues wrote describing...

University student awarded Hope for Addiction scholarship

Psychology major Grace Alello was awarded the Hope for Addiction scholarship by RCA for her essay on overcoming addiction. Alello continues to use her vulnerability in hopes of uplifting others.

Symiah Dorsey, Staff Reporter

June 14, 2020

Because overcoming addiction is a journey that demands persistence, organizations across the nation have worked to assure college students that their hard work also comes with reward. Recovery Centers of America awarded this year’s Hope for Addiction Scholarship to university student Abril “Grace”...

Jonathan Wong named 2020 Young Alumnus of the Year

The university named Jonathan Wong, co-founder of Cate Street Seafood Station in Hammond and The Boston Restaurant in Amite, 2020 Young Alumnus of the Year. He graduated in 2003 and has continued to volunteer his services to help the campus and its students.

Brynn Lundy, Staff Reporter

June 13, 2020

A Hammond native and businessman has been named the university’s 2020 Young Alumnus of the Year. Jonathan Wong graduated from the university in 2003 after studying biological sciences and international business. After he graduated, he became co-founder of Cate Street Seafood Station in Hammond in...

The Pennington Student Activity Center hosts trial runs for reopening

Participants practice social distancing during the trial sessions run by the Pennington Student Activity Center. All individuals were asked to wear masks, clean after use and stay six feet apart from one another.

Gabrielle Wood, Staff Reporter

June 9, 2020

The Pennington Student Activity Center has begun to prepare for its reopening in the fall, hosting a series of trial runs to determine the most efficient way to keep members safe while active. The last trial event was held on Thursday, June 4 at 11:30 a.m. with a maximum of 16 people in attendance.  S...

Student leaders honored despite separation

Jessica Litolff, outstanding woman of the year. Joshua Ballard, outstanding man of the year. Austin Noel, recipient of the Heart of a Lion award. Roshmina Thapa, David Wares Outstanding International Student of the Year.

Dylan Meche and Elana Guillory

May 14, 2020

To supplement the traditional Division for Student Affairs Convocation Awards ceremony originally scheduled for April 28, DSA hosted the Virtual Student Recognition Week from April 27-30. DSA announced winners of various student awards throughout the week, which were posted on Vice President of Student...

Chemistry professor provides learning opportunities through grant

Dr. Fotie sits next to his original research team to whom he attributes the groundwork of his project.

From left to right: Dr. Fotie, Shreya Bhatt (Osteopathic Medicine student at William Carey University) Shreeja Bhatt (PhD student at UT Austin), Brett Duke (Research Scientist at Owen Biosciences, Inc.), Brandy Adolph (PhD student at Texas A&M) and Evan Akeroyd (PhD student at North Carolina State University)

Symiah Dorsey, Staff Reporter

May 13, 2020

A professor at the university was awarded a $265,000 grant from the National Science Foundation to further his research in green and sustainable chemistry. Jean Fotie, professor of organic chemistry, has worked to find catalytic systems that could recycle carbon dioxide into value-added chemicals....

Summer and Fall Orientation offered virtually

To ensure the safety of all incoming students, the university has implanted online Summer and Fall Orientation Programs through Moodle. Student will also be able to partake in information sessions via video chat.

Brynn Lundy, Staff Reporter

May 13, 2020

Due to limitations, the university is delivering all upcoming Summer and Fall Orientation Programs via online format, an approach unlike any used in the past.  According to Kay Maurin, chief enrollment management officer, incoming students will have access to the orientation programs through Moodle. ...

Seniors share feelings about their final year

Last semester’s commencement ceremony proceeded with no knowledge of what was to come the following semester. The university notified Spring 2020 graduates that commencement will be postponed and no longer be held in May due to the current social limitations.

Jacob Lofton, Staff Reporter

May 12, 2020

For many graduating seniors, their final semester as a student at the university has been unusual.  On March 26, students were notified via a student notice email that the Spring Commencement ceremony would be moved from May 16 to a date in late summer that has yet to be determined.  There was a...

Sleep hygiene and tips for finals week: A message from the University Health Center

Sleep hygiene and tips for finals week: A message from the University Health Center

Alexia Fisher, UHC

May 9, 2020

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends seven hours of sleep every night; however, on average we may get five to six hours of sleep. Some factors that can affect the quality of your sleep include what we eat and drink, the medications we take, and the environment in which we sleep....

Crime Log – May 5, 2020 Issue

Crime Log – May 5, 2020 Issue

May 6, 2020

Date/Time, Locations, and Nature of the Incident for the Crime Log are compiled by The Lion’s Roar from the Daily Crime and Fire Report provided by the University Police Department. 4/23/2020 at 2:18 A.M. - North Oak Street - Possession of Marijuana, Possession of Mushrooms, Possession of Methamphetamines,...

Library maintains engagement off campus

Sims Memorial Library has the guide “Using Sims Library during COVID-19 closure” available for students. The guide contains information on accessing databases, including 40 temporary resources provided by database vendors, course reserves, research help and other information.

Daniel McClain, Staff Reporter

May 5, 2020

Although the building is closed, the Sims Memorial Library is operating virtually to ensure that students get the help and resources they need for their classes. During the stay-at-home order, the library has continued to maintain its  24/7 online chat assistance. Eric Johnson, library director, expla...