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Students embrace changes to winter break

As finals week begins and the semester comes to a close, many students are preparing to head home for winter break. Plans for the break vary this year due to the pandemic.
November 30, 2020

As students enter finals week, many are anticipating the month-long hiatus away from online and in-person classes.  Winter break provides students with time to relax, unwind and pursue other ventures....

Thanksgiving looks a whole lot different this year

Thanksgiving looks a whole lot different this year
November 21, 2020

Thanksgiving is usually a holiday where family members from all over gather around the table to share how thankful they are for life and each other. It is usually the day where my mother slaves over the...

COVID-19 update: Total number of reported cases on campus reaches 138

The above information is obtained from the Louisiana Department of Health website. This data only includes self-reported cases to the Louisiana Department of Health that meet the “Lab Confirmed Case“ criteria. A lab confirmed case is defined as an individual who has a positive molecular/viral lab result. Information in the LDH website is updated every Tuesday.
November 3, 2020

University President John Crain sent out a Faculty/Staff Notice with an update to COVID-19 restrictions and reminders. As of Friday, Oct. 23, the Louisiana Department of Health reported 29 new cases...

How to have a COVID-friendly Halloween

How to have a COVID-friendly Halloween
October 30, 2020

Halloween has never been my favorite holiday — not by any means. I will never understand the enjoyment behind being scared or why costumes are so expensive, but nonetheless, I find myself disappointed...

Q&A with an education professor: Teaching during the pandemic

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October 26, 2020

With the pandemic still at large, teachers have faced major changes in the way they teach and have learned to adapt to the situation. Dr. Colleen Klein-Ezell, department head and professor for the department...

New way of learning in the nursing field

Nursing students have been able to better understand the scope of their future careers in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic.
October 15, 2020

For many nursing students, their learning experience has opened the door for new insights to the medical field due to COVID-19. Nicholas Moncaleano, a senior nursing major, discussed how being a nursing...

New equipment helps combat the spread of COVID-19 on campus

The troffer systems take the form of a drop-in light fixture. These have been installed in the exercise room in the REC. This area is considered higher risk for COVID-19 due to traffic flow and constant heavy breathing in the area.
October 13, 2020

While social distancing guidelines and mandatory face coverings are still seen throughout campus, they are not the only ways the university is fighting the spread of COVID-19. Several new technologies...

Students speak up about disconnection from peers

A student studies outside the library. As most classes are conducted with an online format, students have expressed that they feel disconnected from their peers.
October 12, 2020

Due to a lack of in-person events and traditional class formats, several students have expressed that they feel disconnected from their peers. In compliance with current federal and state guidelines...

Louisiana Department of Health releases COVID-19 cases by institution

Neal Browning receives a shot in the first-stage safety study clinical trial of a potential vaccine for COVID-19, the disease caused by the new coronavirus, Monday, March 16, 2020, at the Kaiser Permanente Washington Health Research Institute in Seattle. Browning is the second patient to receive the shot in the study.
October 7, 2020

The Louisiana Department of Health has released data concerning the total number of COVID-19 cases for each institution of higher education in Louisiana. As of Oct. 7, Southeastern has a total of 78...

Student workers contribute to coronavirus prevention

Resources such as free face masks and hand sanitizer are offered all over campus at tables inside building entrances. Student workers operate the tables to pass out masks to those without face coverings.
October 2, 2020

The university has implemented measures to slow the spread of COVID-19 this fall. Tables have been set up near the entrances of buildings on campus in which employees ensure that people are wearing masks,...

The struggles of making friends amid pandemic

Since COVID-19 regulations have limited the amount of on-campus activities, freshmen are facing a unique challenge when it comes to making friends in college.
October 2, 2020

A new semester presents new opportunities. This fall, however, those opportunities look a little different. With COVID-19 precautions in full effect, some freshmen find it difficult to make friends. Freshman...

Senior kinesiology student conducts COVID-19 study

Senior kinesiology student conducts COVID-19 study
October 1, 2020

While the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has been consistently updating the nation’s number of cases in each state, the university has also been working on a research study for case numbers. Sabrina...

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