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GOLD Council reconnects alumni to campus

GOLD Council reconnects alumni to campus

Prakriti Adhikari, Staff Reporter

October 3, 2019

Alumni can reconnect with the university through a leadership alumni organization called Graduates Of the Last Decade Council, the GOLD Council. The GOLD Council assists the Alumni Association in networking with university graduates. There are 24 members who work on a two-year basis. The first batch...

NAACP spreads voting awareness

NAACP spreads voting awareness

Gabrielle Wood, Staff Reporter

October 2, 2019

The university chapter of  National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, known as the NAACP, hosted a “Voting Is A Right” booth in the War Memorial Student Union. The event was held on Tuesday, Oct. 1 from 12-3 p.m.  The NAACP’s goal on campus is to inform students on minority i...

A look inside the university’s Campus Activity Board

A look inside the university’s Campus Activity Board

Gerard Borne, Staff Reporter

October 2, 2019

“Gumbo Ya Ya,” “Strawberry Jubilee” and the “Haunted Trial” are just some events the Campus Activities Board hosts annually. CAB, located on the second floor of the Student Union Breezeway, is a student-run organization under the Office for Student Engagement. Megan Blomquist, a senior...

Food Pantry aims to feed campus community

Food Pantry aims to feed campus community

Jacob Summerville, Editor-in-Chief

October 2, 2019

Located in Room 109 of McGehee Hall, the Food Pantry offers students, faculty and staff free groceries and toiletries. According to Feeding America, one in six people in Louisiana faces a struggle with hunger, totaling over 750,000 state citizens. Students nation-wide face food insecurity, with the...

2019 Homecoming Court and Beau Court Announced

2019 Homecoming Court and Beau Court Announced

October 1, 2019

HAMMOND – Fourteen Southeastern Louisiana University students have been chosen as members of the 2019 Homecoming queen and beau courts. The seven women and seven men will reign over Homecoming festivities Oct. 7- 12. Chosen as members of the queen court are seniors Alanna Arceneaux, Bogalusa; Jessica...

MISA offers students and faculty Safe Space training

MISA offers students and faculty Safe Space training

Gerard Borne, Staff Reporter

September 29, 2019

On Friday, Sept. 27 the Multicultural and International Student Affairs organization hosted a Safe Space Training. The event was part of a hazing prevention training for faculty, staff and students to understand how to approach people who may be of a different sexual orientation. Mattie Hawkins,...

Students gain insight to academic programs

Students gain insight to academic programs

Maggie Tregre, Staff Reporter

September 26, 2019

Freshmen interacted with faculty members from their major’s program and received information about other majors and minors offered at the university.  The 3rd annual Major & Minor Fair took place on Sept. 25-26 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. in the Student Union Ballroom. According to the presentat...

Learn to manage a budget in college to form good future financial habits

Learn to manage a budget in college to form good future financial habits

Gabrielle Wood, Staff Reporter

September 26, 2019

Budgeting is a key essential in saving money. Learning to have a budget in college is important because it prepares students for “real life” skills outside of school. A budget is a plan to save increments of money for a certain period of time. An example of this would be putting away $200 each...

OSE breakdown: Multicultural and International Student Affairs

OSE breakdown: Multicultural and  International Student Affairs

Gerard Borne, Staff Reporter

September 25, 2019

The Office of Student Engagement has a separate branch that helps students from diverse backgrounds, cultures and nationalities . OSE works with a mission to strengthen diversity across campus through an organization called Multicultural and International Student Affairs. Claudio Franc, a graduate...

Roommate agreements creates structure for dormitory life

Roommate agreements creates structure for dormitory life

Dylan Meche, Staff Reporter

September 25, 2019

Learning to live with a new roommate may be a difficult adjustment for some students. Students face conflicts such as dividing responsibilities and getting along with their roommate. In order to help ease this process, University Housing offers students the option to sign a roommate agreement. “The...

September 24, 2019

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Family Day tailgate reunites students and families

Family Day tailgate reunites students and families

Dylan Meche, Staff Reporter

September 23, 2019

Students had an opportunity to spend an afternoon with their families as the university prepared for the home game against Lamar University. Before the "Solid Gold Saturday" football game, the Office of Student Engagement hosted the Family Day tailgating event right outside Friendship Circle. Students...