The Lion's Roar

Keeping up with the tradition of giving back

The Big Event allows students to help out in the surrounding communities through a day of service. SGA hopes to help out at over 50 job sites this year.
March 3, 2020

Every year, students and faculty come together to donate their time and service to the communities of Hammond and Ponchatoula in the BIG Event. The 10th Annual BIG Event will be held on Mar. 28 at 8...

A reflection of 2019 in SGA

Students volunteer during the 2019 Big Event organized by the Student Government Association. Currently, SGA has applications available for students to fill up different positions for all the three branches.
January 23, 2020

In the fall of 2019, the Student Government Association presented several opportunities for students to support its campus community. Karley Bordelon, president of SGA, has assisted with many programs...

New year, new presidency

In her role as SGA President, Karley Bordelon, a senior education major, attended Strawberry Jam this year as an emcee. Bordelon hopes to use her new role as president to improve upon traditional events and work with her cabinet to provide a productive and fun environment for the student body.
September 5, 2019

Karley Bordelon, a senior social education major, officially took her pledge as the 2019-2020 Student Government Association president during the DSA Awards Convocation on May 7, 2019. Bordelon ran...

DSA honors presidents, new and old

During DSA convocation, Richard Davis Jr., a senior middle school education major, left, was named 2019 Man of the Year, and Karley Bordelon, a junior social studies major, right, was named 2019 Woman of the Year.  The two honorees pose with Dr. John L. Crain, university president.
May 14, 2019

The Division of Student Affairs honored students and faculty who demonstrated leadership, service and commitment to the university. Among many awards presented during the convocation, the DSA named Man...

Blank leads by inspiration and compassion

Shreeja Bhatt, Shreya Bhatt, Xuyen Nguyen and Clarissa Smith, senior chemistry majors, talk to Chelsey Blank, Miss Southeastern Louisiana University. In her leadership position, Blank tries to be a role model for others on campus.
May 13, 2019

Years of experience prepared Chelsey Blank, Miss Southeastern Louisiana University, to be an influence for other students. Though Blank grew into the leadership role, she did not abandon every childhood...

Students wear their symbols of pride

Students received their rings at the
May 9, 2019

Students received their rings to show pride and commemorate their time at the university. The "Ring Ceremony" was held on May 8 at 6 p.m. Family, friends, faculty and staff gathered to celebrate the...

Students elect SGA officers

Leah Cross, 2019-20 chief justice of the Student Government Association, L’Oreal Williams, 2019-20 vice president of SGA, and Karley Bordelon, 2019-20 president of SGA, pose after the election results. Over 1,000 votes were cast in this election cycle.
April 12, 2019

With 1,331 votes cast, the student body chose next year's executive officers for the Student Government Association. For the 2019-20 term, Karley Bordelon, a junior social studies education major, will...

Goal-setting techniques of a collage

Vision boards offer a variety of options for students looking to set realistic goals. The collages can be used to plan for the future or as motivation to achieve their objectives.
April 9, 2019

Made from a collection of objects including magazine clippings, encouraging pictures or positive sayings, vision boards help with setting goals and planning for the future. Vision boards are essentially...

Get to know candidates’ platforms

Claudio Franc and Karley Bordelon participate in the debate for students to get to know them better. Both are running for the president of the Student Government Association.
April 4, 2019

Candidates for the Student Government Association election shared their platforms and future goals at the "SGA Executive Elections Debate." The debate was held on Wednesday, April 3 at 6:30 p.m. in...

Meet the candidates

Meet the candidates
April 3, 2019

Eight students are running to become the future officers of the Student Government Association. Campaigning has begun from tabling events in the Student Union Breezeway to social media posts. The "Voter...

A look into Greek Week

Members of Greek life cheer on their teams. Greek organizations compete in the annual Greek Week through activities like dodgeball and a step show.
March 29, 2019

Members of Greek life can look to compete and make connections in the annual Greek Week. Greek Week is scheduled for March 31 to April 4. This year's theme for Greek Week will be "Greekelodeon." Greek...

Lions to serve the community

Students participating in a past “The Big Event” gather in the Student Union Breezeway. “The Big Event” is to be held on Saturday, March 30 where students will work together to improve the community through the Student Government Association’s annual event.
March 26, 2019

“The Big Event” brings students together to give back to surrounding communities. Richard Davis Jr., president of the Student Government Association, discussed how the first “The Big Event” was...

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