The Lion's Roar

University Counseling Center now provides coping resources virtually

Groups like RA Support Group and Here and Queer are among nine support groups that the university offers.

Elana Guillory, Staff Reporter

April 29, 2020

The University Counseling Center now provides support groups for faculty and students virtually. Groups like RA Support Group and Here and Queer are among nine support groups that the university offers. To combat COVID-19 related stress, the UCC now offers two new groups. LION UP Recovery, established f...

Changes in grad school recruitment

Graduate school recruitment for the Masters in Organizational Communication program will now take place exclusively through its social media platforms for the Fall 2020 semester.

Joshua Archote, Staff Reporter

April 29, 2020

The closure of campus and transition to online classes has led the Department of Communication and Media Studies to rethink its grad school recruitment strategy for students looking to enroll in the summer or fall of 2020. Due to the coronavirus outbreak, virtual graduate school recruitment for the depa...

Crime Log – April 28, 2020 Issue

Crime Log - April 28, 2020 Issue

April 29, 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. 3/24/2020 at 3:30 P.M. - Computer Science and Technology Building Lot - Burglary 4/3/2020 at 3:33 P.M. - Southeastern...

From staff to students: a look at online advising

Academic advisors advised students virtually for the Fall 2019 semester due to classes shifting online. In frame: academic advisor Benjamin Sherrill.

Maggie Tregre and Jacob Lofton

April 18, 2020

Academic advisors help students decide which classes they need to take to graduate on time.  Since classes have switched to a 100% online format, the advising process has also moved online. Academic advisor Scott Cooper shared that students often come into advising sessions with more anxiety ...

DSA Convocation turned Virtual Student Recognition Week

Fawaz Adesina, a 2019 alumnus, receives the Role Model of the Year award 2019.

Brynn Lundy, Staff Reporter

April 17, 2020

The Division for Student Affairs is planning a virtual alternative to its annual awards ceremony to honor student leaders, faculty, staff and organizations. The 40th DSA Awards Convocation was originally scheduled for Tuesday, April 28 at 7 p.m. in the Student Union Grand Ballroom. Since campus e...

CARE team hosts online events for Sexual Assault Awareness Month

Students carry signs as they march around campus for

Austin Dewease, Staff Reporter

April 16, 2020

For this year’s Sexual Assault Awareness Month, the university will be raising awareness surrounding the issue using social media platforms. The university’s Campus Assault Response and Education (CARE) team is hosting online events for Sexual Assault Awareness Month. The CARE team plans to util...

University Counseling Center to offer teletherapy and online services

University Counseling Center to offer teletherapy and online services

Symiah Dorsey, Staff Reporter

April 9, 2020

Despite the vacancy of students on campus, university centers have remained committed to providing services to faculty, staff and students during the pandemic. The University Counseling Center has announced the launch of new remote services, including telemental counseling via Google Meet. Offering re...

Q&A with Vice President for Student Affairs

Vice President for Student Affairs 
Dr. Eric Summers.

Briyana Anderson, Staff Reporter

April 8, 2020

The Lion’s Roar recently discussed some of the recent pandemic updates with Dr. Eric Summers: What are some of the most general questions people have been asking recently? We understand that these uncertain times have left students with many concerns. One of the most expressed concerns has been rela...

Student-led petition helps prompt change in semester’s grading system

Freshman marketing major Anyree Phillips created a petition for the university to go to a pass/fail system after she noticed some flaws in the online courses. The petition had over 4,000 signatures in three days.

Jacob Lofton, Staff Reporter

April 7, 2020

After the university closed face-to-face classes and moved to an online-based setting, it didn’t take long for university student Anyree Phillips, a freshman marketing major, to find some flaws in the system. To bring these problems to the attention of the administration, Phillips turned to,...

Math lab continues to help students using virtual tutoring services

Sophomore criminal justice major Alyssa Dagostino uses YouTube for her tutoring service provided by the Mathematics Tutoring Lab. Since going to an online only format, the lab is continuing to assist students.

Gabrielle Wood, Staff Reporter

April 7, 2020

Since the transition to online classes, faculty and student workers have had to change from their normal working environments to remote ones. The mathematics department is still trying to assist students with any problems through the Mathematics Tutoring Lab. Student workers of the Math Lab have had...

University addresses financial aid errors

An error at the university Financial Aid office has resulted in the inaccurate dispersal of aid to students, causing an overpayment of more than $550,000. The university addressed the financial errors and plans to strengthen internal controls to prevent any future mishaps.

Brynn Lundy, Staff Reporter

April 7, 2020

The state auditor’s office recently released a report revealing that the university’s financial aid department inaccurately dispensed aid to students due to a flaw in the system, resulting in an overpayment of more than $550,000. Released in March 2020, the report covered findings from the period...

Crime Log

Crime Log

April 5, 2020

3/16/2020 at 12:10 P.M. - D. Vickers Hall - Trespassing, Outstanding Arrest Warrants 3/17/2020 at 12:28 P.M. - Southeastern Oaks - Cyberstalking 3/17/2020 at 7:05 P.M. - Southeastern Oaks - Possession of Marijuana 3/18/2020 at 10:01 A.M. - Pride Hall – Trespassing 3/21/2020 at 5:02 P.M....