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Hours of operation for Finals Week

Two students study outside of Garrett Hall. Finals week will commence from Monday November 30 to Thursday December 3. Several departments have modified their hours in light of finals week.
November 30, 2020

The following are the hours of operations for Dining Services, Textbook Rentals, Sims Memorial Library and the Student Technology Center computer lab: Dining Services:  November 30- December 2 ...

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....

Narro and Burns receive grant to livestream performances

Instructor of saxophone Brina Bourliea Faciane points towards Billy Mizzell, a freshman music major, during lecture. One of the topics Bourliea Faciane covered was the position of the tongue when playing a saxophone.
November 30, 2020

During the spring semester, the Louisiana Board of Regents awarded a fully funded grant to the university for approximately $75,000.  The grant is being used to purchase sound equipment to assist with...

Making art out of hardship: Dance company to host final performance of semester

Dance Performance Project, the university’s resident student contemporary dance company, performing in their Fall 2019 mainstage dance concert.
November 23, 2020

Dance students are set to turn this year’s obstacles into an art form as they take the stage for their end-of-semester performance. Taking place Nov. 23-24 at 7:30 p.m., “6 Feet Apart: The Coronavirus...

Students lend a helping hand through community service

Located at 108 S. Pine St. in Hammond, the Miller Memorial Library Family Resource Center was recently cleaned by members of the Hammond Kiwanis Club and three university students. Through this community service project, the volunteers picked up trash, cleaned up branches and leaves, pressure washed the building and more.
November 17, 2020

Three university students joined members of the Hammond Kiwanis Club to help clean the grounds of the Miller Memorial Library Family Resource Center, which houses the Tangipahoa Alcohol and Drug Abuse...

Contrary to popular belief, my natural hair is professional

Contrary to popular belief, my natural hair is professional
November 17, 2020

The United Parcel Service (UPS) has announced they are lifting their long-standing bans on facial hair and natural Black hairstyles. In other words, Black people are finally allowed to be their God-given...

Students petition for the return of pass/fail grading accommodations

University students have expressed a need for the return of pass/fail grading accomodations for the Fall 2020 semester. The petition has accumulated over 1,900 signatures and has been shared multiple times via Twitter.
November 16, 2020

1,900 and counting, students are petitioning for the university to provide the option of a pass/fail grading accommodation. After the university permitted these accommodations for the Spring 2020 semester,...

Jazz ensemble to livestream Christmas concert

Some members of the jazz ensemble dressed up in Christmas apparel for rehearsal. The concert will be livestreamed from KSLU’s Facebook page and will feature Christmas songs such as “Christmas Time is Here,” “Deck the Halls,” “It Came Upon a Midnight Clear” and “Jingle Bells.”
November 16, 2020

As the holiday season approaches, the university’s jazz ensemble will get into the swing of things with a big band Christmas concert. On Wednesday, Nov. 18, KSLU will stream the concert live from the...

Students react to Biden’s projected victory

People gathered in Black Lives Matter Plaza, react to the presidential race being called in Joe Biden's favor, Saturday, Nov. 7, 2020, in Washington. Democrat Joe Biden has defeated President Donald Trump to become the 46th president of the United States.
November 12, 2020

After several delays in the ballot-counting process for many critical swing states, Joe Biden was declared the winner of the 2020 Presidential Election.  On Nov. 7, three days after election night,...

Private campus tours are now available for prospective students

Orientation leader Claire Krousel gives private tour on campus to prospective student during the Destination Southeastern event. Due to social limitations from the pandemic, the university restructured Lion Pride Preview and currently includes events such as Destination Southeastern and private tours.
November 11, 2020

In lieu of traditional campus tours, the Office of Admissions is now offering individual in-person tours for prospective students and their families. In March, the Office of Admissions canceled all in-person...

A make-up senior portrait opportunity available for graduating seniors

A Candid Campus photographer helps a student pose for her graduation photos during Grad Fair. Students who missed
out on Grad Fair will be able to take a make up photo by making an appointment before 10 a.m. on Nov. 16.
November 10, 2020

Are you a graduating senior? Did you miss the senior portrait session at Grad Fair? Do you wish to retake your photo entirely?  Candid Campus Photography is holding make-up cap and gown photo sessions...

High schools find temporary home at Strawberry Stadium

High schools throughout southeast Louisiana have been using Strawberry Stadium to play football games. More than 15 games have taken place so far. Andrew
Bechac, deputy director of athletics, believes sharing Strawberry Stadium goes hand in hand with developing the university’s relationship with the community.
November 10, 2020

High schools throughout southeast Louisiana have used the university’s facilities to host football games during the fall semester. Due to capacity restrictions, a number of high schools have sought...

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