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The Lion's Roar

The Official Student News Media of Southeastern Louisiana University

The Lion's Roar

The Official Student News Media of Southeastern Louisiana University

The Lion's Roar

Tips to stay safe this Halloween

Tips to stay safe this Halloween

Lindsay Miller, Staff Reporter October 30, 2023

Halloween can be a scarily fun time of year. With people walking around in costumes and masks covering their face, it’s hard to tell who is who. Since it may be harder to tell who’s behind the mask...

Thais Lindemayer Gomes, a second-year graduate student studying health promotion, asks Chief Michael Beckner a question as her peers listen intently.

Know your First Amendment rights with UPD

Lindsay Miller, Staff Reporter September 28, 2023

On Tuesday, the University Police Department held a free speech seminar in the Student Union for all students to understand their  First Amendment rights.  At 5:30 p.m., UPD Chief Michael Beckner...

With the Active Assailant Training, SLU’s UPD pushes for strong connections and communication with students and faculty.

UPD holds active assailant training

Samantha Sims, Staff Reporter October 2, 2022

On Wednesday the University Police Department held an active assailant presentation for all students and faculty of Southeastern.  UPD hosts the presentation usually once per semester to inform students...

To keep students informed, UPD police chief Michael Beckner writes a monthly Chiefs Brief, where he talks about recent events regarding UPD and SLU.

Campus crime rates declining under UPD initiatives

Austin O'Brien, News Editor September 27, 2022

With the tragic shooting of Allison Rice right outside of Louisiana State University, many at Southeastern are wondering how crime rates stand this semester when compared to others.  In the Fall 2022...

Students voice concerns at SGA town hall

Students voice concerns at SGA town hall

Yumi Domangue, Staff Reporter September 19, 2022

President of the SGA Baileigh Picou convened a town hall meeting on Sept. 15 to hear students’ perspectives on campus life. The meetings, hosted by SGA and the Office of Multicultural and International...

Announcements from the UPD will be on the front page of Lion Safe, creating another line of communication between UPD and students.

SLU police introduce new app to keep students safe

Austin O'Brien, Staff Reporter July 18, 2022

With the Fall 2022 semester around the corner, SLU’s University Police Department has released a new app that will allow students to feel safer on campus. Called Lion Safe, the app has multiple features...

From left to right: UPD Chief Michael Beckner presents the Chiefs Award for Courage to officers Tyrone Garrison, David Miller and Tyler Theard (not pictured) and sergeants Ronald Plaisance, Johnathan Edwards and William Smith for their actions in response to the May 19 shooting at the University Center.

UPD officers recognized for response to May 19 University Center shooting

Brynn Lundy, Co-Editor July 11, 2022

Six University Police Department officers responded to the shooting at the University Center following Hammond High School’s graduation on the evening of May 19. The officers were recognized on campus...

The University Police Department, located directly on campus.

Non student arrested for on campus battery

Austin O'Brien, Staff Reporter May 3, 2022

Earlier today, Michael Beckner, chief of the University Police Department made an announcement regarding an on-campus battery in the Twelve Oaks dormitory: "On May 3, 2022 the University Police received...

Participants in BSUs candlelight visual stood together to remember those whove fallen victim to police brutality.

BSU remembers victims of police brutality through candlelight vigil

Dasyonne Brashear, Staff Reporter February 24, 2022

On Feb. 22 at 7 p.m. the Black Student Union held a “Say Their Names” Candlelight vigil for those who’ve lost their lives because of police brutality. As a part of Black Student Week, members...

The Chiefs Brief - January 2022

The Chief’s Brief – January 2022

University Police Department January 21, 2022

Welcome to this month’s Chief’s Brief. This is a monthly feature to let you, the Lion community, know what has been happening on campus, where you can meet an officer, answer any questions...

Dean’s Corner: Meet Police Chief Michael Beckner

Dean’s Corner: Meet Police Chief Michael Beckner

Dr. Gabe Willis, Dean of Students July 21, 2020

Bridging the gap between the Division for Student Affairs and the numerous departments and offices across campus can be difficult to accomplish. After all, we are all busy doing our best to serve our amazing...

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