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Dean’s Corner: Meet representatives from University Health Center

Dean's Corner: Meet representatives from University Health Center

Dr. Gabe Willis, Dean of Students

July 28, 2020

Episode two of the Dean’s Corner truly fulfilled one of the major goals established by the Dean’s Corner to bridge the gap between the Division for Student Affairs and each of the amazing offices and departments across Southeastern. We were able to sit down with the University Health Center Director,...

New projects underway at Sustainability Center

The University Sustainable Center has made some additions to their projects including vermicomposting and installation of a flower-shaped solar panel. Future plans for the center include adding a room to Southeastern’s Environmental Education Development (SEED) building.

Symiah Dorsey, Staff Reporter

July 28, 2020

The university’s Sustainability Center has new projects underway to maintain the ‘green’ in Green and Gold. Although the center has put a hold on in-person tours, the staff has utilized their website and social media to share updates on their latest additions. Most recently, they have added verm...

Music department to continue performances with modifications

For the Fall 2020 semester, Department of Music will continue performing following safety precautions for the COVID-19. According to Michael Brothers, there is a possibility for band members to play with masks on.

Maggie Tregre, Staff Reporter

July 28, 2020

The university is now adhering to health and safety policies in an effort to reduce the risk and spread of COVID-19.  The new guidelines require masks to be worn on campus at all times. In addition, some areas on campus may require limited occupancy levels, according to the Safe Campus Guide.   In...

Southeastern Livingston Center seeks to improve education and quality of life

Southeastern Livingston Center, located at Walker, Louisiana, works to improve the level of education and quality of life of people in Livingston Parish. The Southeastern Livingston Center serves through Family Resource Center, Community Music School, university credit course and other services.

Jordyn Franklin, Staff Reporter

July 21, 2020

The Southeastern Livingston Center works with the core mission to improve the level of education and quality of life for the citizens of Livingston parish. The center serves a wide range of ages, from preschool to post-retirement, with educational programs to target each stage throughout their lifesp...

Downtown Hammond introduces “Hot August Month”

Downtown Development District will be hosting a month-long event called

Symiah Dorsey, Staff Reporter

July 21, 2020

In an effort to support local merchants while enforcing social distancing, the Hammond Downtown Development District has created an extended alternative to “Hot August Night.” This year, “Hot August Month” will take its place. The month-long event will consist of themed weeks to promote re...

From support group to book club: CSD helps adults with communication disabilities

A group of stroke and brain injury survivors have been meeting virtually for their online book club. The Department of Communication Sciences and Disorder collaborated with the Southeastern Book Club to start the support group.

Brynn Lundy, Staff Reporter

July 21, 2020

The Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders has been collaborating with the Southeastern Book Club, a group of stroke and brain injury survivors that meets virtually each week in lieu of the face-to-face support group that was disrupted by the pandemic. The group, initially a support group...

University reports high summer enrollment numbers

This summer the number of continuing undergraduate students enrolled in the university increased by 15.3% compared to last year. “We made strategic decisions that we suspected would lead to this outcome,” said Dr. Kay Maurin, chief enrollment management officer. “We were very pleased with the results, and it was our desired outcome.” 

Dylan Meche, Staff Reporter

July 21, 2020

Despite the extension of distance learning into the summer, the university reported its largest enrollment growth for the summer semester since 2014.  According to a university press release, the number of continuing undergraduate students who enrolled in classes for the summer semester has increased...

Alumni Association eliminates membership fees

A university alumni poses with Roomie the Lion at the  2019 'Lion 4 Life' party. Being a member of the Alumni Association grants graduates access to a variety of social and networking events.

Symiah Dorsey, Staff Reporter

July 14, 2020

The university’s Alumni Association has announced a new structure of initiation that will grant all graduates an automatic entrance into the alumni family. With the elimination of membership fees, the association has opened its arms to over 72,000 alumni. This change will provide alumni with more ...

Counselors speak on the components of telemental health counseling

The University Counseling Center has been providing telemental health counseling since the start of the pandemic. Counselors were trained specifically in telemental health to start the virtual service.

Brynn Lundy, Staff Reporter

July 14, 2020

The University Counseling Center has been providing virtual services, known as telemental health counseling, to clients over the past few months.  Counselors and clients alike have had to adapt to the online counseling environment. For counselors, that meant undergoing extra training and adjusting cli...

Governor announces mask mandate as COVID-19 cases surge

On Saturday, July 11, Governor John Bel Edwards announced that face masks/coverings will be mandatory in all public places for individuals over the age of eight. The changes will stay in  place until Friday, July 24.

Dylan Meche, Staff Reporter

July 11, 2020

Amidst record numbers of COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations in the state, Governor John Bel Edwards announced a state-wide face mask mandate and additional limitations to combat the spread of the virus.  Edwards made the announcement during a press conference on Sunday, July 11. The executive order c...

Academic calendar revised for Fall 2020

Academic calendar for the Fall 2020 semester has been revised to end the semester before December. The upcoming semester will start on Monday, August 17, and students will not return back to campus after Thanksgiving Break which is scheduled for Nov. 25-27. Finals will be held remotely.

Trinity Brown, Staff Reporter

July 7, 2020

After experiencing a shortened spring semester due to the pandemic, universities are preparing for a possible second wave of the virus around November 2020. Dean of Students Dr. Gabe Willis announced the university’s newly revised academic calendar on June 28, revealing all the changes that were made...

Students respond to inappropriate remarks on social media

The university addressed two incidents of inappropriate social media posts made by a student-athlete and a staff member. Disciplinary action was taken against those individuals. However, according to Director of Human Resources Tara Dupre, “HR does not disclose information about disciplinary actions.”

Staff Reports

July 7, 2020

Two incidents of inappropriate social media usage have sparked controversy among the student body. The university has responded to both incidents, taking disciplinary action against a student-athlete and investigating allegations made against a staff member.  Director of Athletics Jay Artigues a...

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