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Offices resume on-campus operation

Student worker at the Office of Admissions wears mask at the front desk. Offices on campus have resumed their normal operation after following the campus safety guidelines. All individuals are required to wear masks inside campus buildings.

Trinity Brown, Staff Reporter

June 30, 2020

With safety measures in place, the university has opened most offices and resumed on-campus operations. Dr. John L. Crain, university president, had met the official target date of June 22 to reopen the campus after having to end face-to-face classes on Thursday, March 12 due to the outbreak of COVI...

University Health Center is open

The UHC remains open and encourages students to use their facilities. Currently, UHC is seeing students in the clinic or through telemedicine appointments.

Alexia Fisher, Graduate Assistant, University Health Center

June 24, 2020

The University Health Center, located on Southeastern Louisiana University's campus, is available to all enrolled university students. For the enrolled students, services are free of charge because students pay for the Health Center in semester dues. However, the UHC charges students a small fee for testin...

Lion’s Code Cybercamp to be hosted online this summer

The Lion's Code CyberCamp is a three-day educational opportunity for young students to enhance their coding skills. This year, the camp will be completely virtual and take place on July 20-22.

Austin Dewease, Staff Reporter

June 23, 2020

The Department of Computer Science will host the second annual Lion’s Code CyberCamp, a coding event open to all students in grades 8-12. Taking place on July 20-22 from 9 a.m. to noon, the cyber camp will be entirely online and free to all participants. Students must register by 4 p.m. on Mond...

Pride Month celebrates lives of the past, present and future

StandOUT, the university's LGBTQ+ alliance organization, celebrated Transgender Day of Remembrance on November 20 during the Fall 2019 semester. The annual remembrance day honors the memory of transgender lives lost as a result of discrimination and violence.

Brynn Lundy, Staff Reporter

June 23, 2020

June is officially acknowledged as Pride Month, an annual tradition that commemorates the 1969 Stonewall Riots, a series of protests that took place over multiple days after police raided a gay bar in New York. The uprising between police and protestors ultimately sparked a turning point in LGBTQ+ activ...

Library launches “Sims 2-Geaux” curbside pickup

Sims Memorial Library is providing curbside pick-up services for students to access physical collections, technology and equipment.

Dylan Meche, Staff Reporter

June 19, 2020

The Sims Memorial Library is now offering a new program to continue its services despite its closure.  On June 1, the library began “Sims 2-Geaux” curbside pickup, a service that allows university students, faculty, staff and community borrowers to access the library’s collection while mai...

University biologist contributes to sea turtle research

Dr. Roldan A. Valverde, a professor of biology, poses for a picture with a sea turtle. Valverde researches sea turtles and also works as the scientific director of the Sea Turtle Conservancy operating in Gainesville, Florida.

Austin Dewease, Staff Reporter

June 16, 2020

A university professor has contributed to research on sea turtles published by other zoologists from around the nation. The New York Times recently published an article named “Mother Sea Turtles Might Be Sneakier Than They Look” that explained a study done by two zoologists who said that sea turtle...

College of Nursing and Health Sciences introduces a new advancement to learning

Dr. Ryan Green, assistant professor of kinesiology and health sciences, demonstrates the use anatomage table.  An anatomage table is an advanced virtual 3D dissection table that allows a better view of the human anatomy.

Gabrielle Wood, Staff Reporter

June 16, 2020

The College of Nursing and Health Sciences have made upgrades with a new anatomage table for students to learn more about the human body.  An anatomage table is an advanced 3D virtual dissection table that allows easier access to viewing the anatomy of the human body.  Dr. Ryan Green, assista...

Dr. Murray recognized as 2020 BioOne Ambassador

Dr. Chris Murray is a recipient of the 2020 BioOne Ambassador Award for his participation in research of a new species of crocodile from Papua New Guinea.

Gabrielle Wood, Staff Reporter

June 15, 2020

Dr. Chris Murray, assistant professor of biological sciences, is a recipient of the 2020 BioOne Ambassador Award, The American Society of Ichthyologists and Herpetologists nominated Murray for his specialized research. Murray received his nomination from a paper he and his colleagues wrote describing...

University student awarded Hope for Addiction scholarship

Psychology major Grace Alello was awarded the Hope for Addiction scholarship by RCA for her essay on overcoming addiction. Alello continues to use her vulnerability in hopes of uplifting others.

Symiah Dorsey, Staff Reporter

June 14, 2020

Because overcoming addiction is a journey that demands persistence, organizations across the nation have worked to assure college students that their hard work also comes with reward. Recovery Centers of America awarded this year’s Hope for Addiction Scholarship to university student Abril “Grace”...

Jonathan Wong named 2020 Young Alumnus of the Year

The university named Jonathan Wong, co-founder of Cate Street Seafood Station in Hammond and The Boston Restaurant in Amite, 2020 Young Alumnus of the Year. He graduated in 2003 and has continued to volunteer his services to help the campus and its students.

Brynn Lundy, Staff Reporter

June 13, 2020

A Hammond native and businessman has been named the university’s 2020 Young Alumnus of the Year. Jonathan Wong graduated from the university in 2003 after studying biological sciences and international business. After he graduated, he became co-founder of Cate Street Seafood Station in Hammond in...

The Pennington Student Activity Center hosts trial runs for reopening

Participants practice social distancing during the trial sessions run by the Pennington Student Activity Center. All individuals were asked to wear masks, clean after use and stay six feet apart from one another.

Gabrielle Wood, Staff Reporter

June 9, 2020

The Pennington Student Activity Center has begun to prepare for its reopening in the fall, hosting a series of trial runs to determine the most efficient way to keep members safe while active. The last trial event was held on Thursday, June 4 at 11:30 a.m. with a maximum of 16 people in attendance.  S...