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Changes in winter graduation ceremonies

Changes in winter graduation ceremonies

Brynn Lundy, Staff Reporter

December 10, 2019

The university is presenting a new graduation arrangement for its students and guests. This semester, commencement will be separated into two ceremonies. Both ceremonies will take place in the University Center on North Campus on Dec. 14. The first ceremony will begin at 10 a.m. and will consist of...

Twin ceremonies will fix overcrowding at commencement

Twin ceremonies will fix overcrowding at commencement

Jacob Summerville, Editor-in-chief

October 4, 2019

You are wearing green gown drapes over your body and the awkwardly-fitting cap to compliment it. Standing in line with other seniors, you hear “Pomp and Circumstance” start to play, and you begin to walk into the boisterous arena. This is your moment: graduation day. However, unbeknownst to...

Fall commencement splits into two ceremonies

Fall commencement splits into two ceremonies

Dylan Meche, Staff Reporter

October 2, 2019

Due to the increasing number of students graduating, the university is making changes to its commencement ceremonies. Beginning this December, the university will host two commencement ceremonies. Both ceremonies will take place on Saturday, Dec. 14 at the University Center. The first ceremony consisting...

Preparations underway for spring commencement

Preparations underway for spring commencement

Erica Welter, Staff Reporter

May 14, 2019

This weekend, over 1,000 students will walk across the stage at commencement. For the second time in the university’s history, the ceremony, which takes place on Saturday, May 18, will be livestreamed. The commencement ceremony was livestreamed for the first time in December. “We are offering this opt...

Nevers to receive honorary doctorate

Nevers to receive  honorary doctorate

Erica Welter, Staff Reporter

May 13, 2019

Ben Nevers, a former Louisiana House and Senate member, will be honored with a Doctor of Humanities degree during spring commencement. Dr. John Crain, president of the university, believes Nevers has worked tirelessly to support Southeastern. “Throughout Ben Nevers’ time in public office, he was a tre...