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Raychelle Riley, a 2020 graduate, was announced as the winner on March 18. She is the sixth Southeastern student to receive the award.

SLU graduate wins student broadcaster of the year award

Austin O'Brien, Staff Reporter June 14, 2021

An alumna of Southeastern’s Communication and Media Studies Department recently won the Student Broadcaster of the Year Award for 2021.  Raychelle Riley, a 2020 graduate, was announced as the winner...

(From right to left) Sustainability manager Alejandro Martinez introduces Physical Plant Director Bryon Patterson, U.S. Rep. Steve Scalise and University President John L. Crain to the Sustainability Center. The SEED Building is an educational experience where they learn about geothermal heating, solar power and more.

Southeastern’s Sustainability Center wins national award

Rachel Folse, Staff Reporter May 13, 2021

Southeastern’s Sustainability Center received the Green Ribbon Schools Postsecondary Sustainability Award from the U.S. Department of Education last month.  The university was one of only five postsecondary...

Junior marketing major Emily Browning prepares for the university's Professional Sales Competition on Feb. 12, 2021. Senior Jenna Pecot won first place, and Browning received first runner-up. The university's marketing program was recently ranked second in the state.

Marketing program ranked second in the state

Austin Dewease, Staff Reporter May 7, 2021

The university’s marketing program was recently ranked second in the state by Plexuss, an education technology company based in California. Plexuss connects millions of students globally with opportunities...

Senior Whitney Bourdier co-published “An Investigation of Student Enrollment Trends and De Facto Segregation in Louisiana K-12 Public Education

Student published in academic journal addresses racial disparities in education

Dylan Meche, Staff Reporter May 6, 2021

With the help of her humanities professor, senior world languages major Whitney Bourdier transformed one of her class papers into a scholarly article published in a peer-reviewed journal.  Bourdier...

Lonae Bowers and Brent Webb stand outside the Vonnie Borden Theatre after the closing night of “Dark Skinned Pavement.” Bowers and Webb are members of the BSU who took time to see the play and stay afterwards for the panel to share their thoughts.

BSU and NAACP reflect on the Derek Chauvin trial

Chloe Williams, Staff Reporter May 6, 2021

The announcement on April 20 of Derek Chauvin’s guilty verdict for the murder of George Floyd was believed by many to be a step in the right direction.  Members of Southeastern’s chapters of the...

U.S. Sen. Bill Cassidy cuts the ceremonial ribbon alongside administrators of the Regina Coeli Child Development Center and other contributors of the new building.

U.S. Senator visits campus child development center

Symiah Dorsey, Staff Reporter May 5, 2021

U.S. Sen. Bill Cassidy visited campus this morning to join in the grand opening of the new Southeastern Head Start & Early Head Start building. Part of the Regina Coeli Child Development Center,...

The provisions of the governor’s executive order on April 28 relax operational restrictions, the State mask mandate still applies to all educational institutions, including colleges and universities. Accordingly, Southeastern will continue to abide by the campus policy requiring face coverings.

Campus update: Guidelines to ease COVID-19 restrictions

Staff Reports May 4, 2021

Following Governor John Bel Edwards April 27 press conference, the University is updating its campus operating guidelines to ease COVID-19 restrictions.  Effective immediately, all campus events...

Troy Granger, a sophomore communication major, is a student worker at the KSLU radio station. With renovations scheduled for D Vickers Hall, questions have arisen regarding the future of KSLU’s radio operations.

On-air or online: The future of KSLU radio

Symiah Dorsey, Staff Reporter May 4, 2021

While the renovations of D Vickers Hall have posed a promising future for the Department of Communication and Media Studies, the transition period has left many programs in a stage of limbo. KSLU, Southeastern’s...

Due to challenges incoming freshmen have faced taking standardized testing, the university has decided to take a test-flexible approach for Fall 2021 admissions. This approach will allow students to submit a wider variety of tests

Southeastern offers test-flexible admissions for Fall 2021 Semester

Dylan Meche, Staff Reporter April 20, 2021

Southeastern has begun offering an unorthodox method of accepting test scores for incoming freshmen amidst the challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic.  Incoming freshmen are allowed to submit ACT, SAT,...

The University Police Department received a call on April 3 about a disturbance in Louisiana Hall. UPD is currently investigating the incident and has placed Southeastern student Elizabeth Grace Johnson on interim suspension.

University student charged with aggravated battery in campus stabbing

Gerard Borne, Editor-In-Chief April 9, 2021

In the late hours of Saturday, April 3, the University Police Department received a call regarding a disturbance on the third floor of Louisiana Hall.  Upon arrival at the scene, officers reported...

Delight Ministry, an all-girl organization for Christ followers, held their kickoff event in Cate Square Park. The non-denominational ministry has provided students with a safe space to grow in their faith.

Delight Ministry draws female students into deeper faith

Dylan Meche, Staff Reporter March 23, 2021

While many organizations have stagnated due to COVID-19 restrictions, an all-female Christian organization has continued to grow. Delight Ministries is a national, female-centric and nondenominational...

Butler standing by his business’ first pop-up shop in Baton Rouge. Butler was thankful for everyone who had come to support him at his pop-up shop

SGA Vice President becomes entrepreneur

Austin Dewease, Staff Reporter March 23, 2021

The phrase “ride your own wave” could be interpreted in various ways. For SGA Vice President Darnell Butler Jr., it means believing in oneself and thinking outside of the box to overcome obstacles. After...

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