The Lion's Roar

Adapting to changes: IFC formal recruitment to be conducted virtually

Greek Life organizations have taken the recruitment process virtual this year, creating new opportunities for recruits to engage. Members of sororities and fraternities can choose to reside in the Greek Life Commons.

Jordyn Franklin, Staff Reporter

September 22, 2020

The Interfraternity Council will be hosting its virtual formal recruitment starting on Sept. 27 through Oct. 1. All IFC Recruitment activities will be conducted virtually through a series of Zoom calls. Prospective members were able to register online. Peyton Licciardi, a senior accounting major a...

OSE director shares screen with Jamie Foxx in Netflix film

OSE director Marjorie Parker speaks to the audience during the 2019 DSA Convocation ceremony.

Symiah Dorsey, Staff Reporter

September 2, 2020

University staff members have many passions outside of their nine to fives, some of which include starring in Netflix films. Marjorie Parker, director of student engagement, shared the screen with Jamie Foxx in the new Netflix movie “Project Power.” The New Orleans based film trended number one...

Forum following play performance explored civil rights in the modern era

Rebecca Hensley, instructor of sociology, speaks to the crowd during the forum after the performance “Walk On: The Story of Rosa Parks.” The panel also included Dr. Antoinette Harrell - a genealogist, author, historian and producer - and Christopher Westhoff, manager at Mad River Theater Works.

Jacob Summerville, Editor-in-Chief

January 28, 2020

In remembrance of a civil rights activist, a discussion that ensued in Hammond brought light to modern issues. Following the play “Walk On: The Story of Rosa Parks,” produced by Mad River Theatre Works on Jan 25, the Columbia Theatre for the Performing Arts hosted a panel discussion centered aroun...

Mocktails guest panel creates dialogue with students

Matt Riser, head coach of baseball, shares his personal experience with substance addiction in college and discusses the importance of getting help. In the first half of the Mocktails event, the guest panel had an interaction with students to raise awareness for substance abuse.

Symiah Dorsey, Staff Reporter

November 19, 2019

Prior to attending an annual social engagement, students had the opportunity to learn about the repercussions of substance abuse in a college climate. The Office for Student Engagement and Campus Activities Board welcomed a panel of guest speakers for the Wild, Wild Western Rodeo Mocktails event....

Behind the scenes of convocation

Students pose for a picture after receiving their awards at the 38th “Division for Students Affairs Convocation.” The convocation recognizes students’ achievements every spring.

Shaelyn Martinez, Staff Reporter

April 16, 2019

Every spring, convocations honor students for their service and academic achievements prior to graduation. The 39th “Division for Student Affairs Convocation” will be held on Tuesday, May 7. Marjorie Parker, coordinator of Multicultural and International Student Affairs, is one of the members ...

Students train to be better leaders

Approximately 200 students from 19 different high schools around the state of Louisiana attended

Maiah Woodring, Staff Reporter

March 19, 2019

High school students from across the state of Louisiana received leadership training from presenters and university alumni at the second annual "EvolveU" conference. The leadership training was held at the Student Union Ballroom on March 15 from 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Attendees were educated on topics...

Understanding Mardi Gras season

Karen Williams, a former instructor at Louisiana State University, lectures about the history and meaning of Mardi Gras. Multicultural and International Student Affairs started holding the event in anticipation of the break.

Gerard Borne, Staff Reporter

February 27, 2019

To dispel a common misunderstanding about the meaning of Mardi Gras, Multicultural and International Student Affairs hosted a lecture on the history of the holiday. Karen Williams, a former instructor at Louisiana State University, discussed her reason for presenting the lecture. "I wanted to inform...

Conference leading the way

Claudio Franc explains what “EvolveU” is to students potentially interested in participating in the leadership conference for high school students.

Erica Welter, Staff Reporter

February 19, 2019

The university invites students from Louisiana and surrounding areas for a one-day high school leadership conference. Sophomores, juniors and seniors can participate in “EvolveU” to improve their leadership skills. “The objective of the conference is to train and develop high school students to be pro...

A disco sparks student engagement

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Diamond Hollins, Staff Reporter

February 1, 2019

The Office for Student Engagement owned up to its name by hosting a "Silent Disco" to promote student involvement. The disco was held on Jan. 31 from 7-11 p.m. in the Student Union Ballroom. Arranging the event involved collaboration with the Student Government Association, Campus Activities Board...