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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

A teary-eyed Dr. Willis looks at the room filled with coworkers, friends and family that came in attendance of his farewell party.

Departure of SLU’s Dean Willis

Samantha Sims, Campus Editor October 25, 2023

On Oct. 13, Dr. Gabriel Willis officially resigned from his position as Dean of Students at Southeastern.  After nine years at SLU, Willis accepted a new position as the associate vice president and...

Giving Day 2022: SLU shares its gratitude

Giving Day 2022: SLU shares its gratitude

Hydee Holsapple, Staff Reporter September 20, 2022

Giving day was Sept. 14, 2022, and it was a success. As of Sept. 20, SLU raised $301,026 from 1,459 donors.  The top five areas donated to and their amounts, respectively, are: Area of Greatest...

Miss Southeastern and other audience members standing for the opening parts of the ceremony. DSA Convocation took place on April 26, where students where given acknowledgement and awards for their impact on campus.

Accomplished students celebrated at 41st DSA Convocation

Chloe Williams, Staff Reporter April 28, 2022

On April 26, nominated students gathered in the Student Union Ballroom at 7 p.m. to receive awards and acknowledgement of their dedication to Southeastern’s campus.  This was the 41st convocation...

Three students gathered in front of the Student Union talking. Student organizations recently had to deal with postponing their on campus events for several days.

How matters are looking for campus events this spring

Chloe Williams, Staff Reporter February 4, 2022

A few days before the start of the semester, Dean of Students Dr. Gabe Willis emailed all student organization leaders that due to concern over the ongoing COVID-19 surge, all events excluding meetings...

Dr. Gabe Willis, Dean of Students, “caught” @therealmarr5, @ccurryy_ and @tre.7k wearing their masks correctly and posted them #ProtectingThePride on Instagram.

#ProtectingThePride encourages students to continue to wear masks

Gabrielle Wood, Staff Reporter September 18, 2020

Dean of Students Gabe Willis has been promoting a new trend on campus called #ProtectingThePride on his Instagram page. The university mandated that all faculty and students must wear a mask on campus...

Dr. Gabe Willis, Dean of Students

Dean of Students responds to hurricane concerns

Symiah Dorsey, Staff Reporter August 25, 2020

The campus closure in anticipation of Hurricanes Marco and Laura has left many students with questions and concerns for the ongoing week. To answer frequently asked questions, Dean of Students Dr. Gabe...

Deans Corner: Meet representatives from University Health Center

Dean’s Corner: Meet representatives from University Health Center

Dr. Gabe Willis, Dean of Students July 28, 2020

Episode two of the Dean’s Corner truly fulfilled one of the major goals established by the Dean’s Corner to bridge the gap between the Division for Student Affairs and each of the amazing offices and...

The university will be resuming classes for the Fall 2020 semester and has introduced policy requiring individuals to wear face mask/covering when on campus. For students with underlying health conditions, accommodations will be made after showing documentation from their doctors.

Class accommodations for individuals with underlying health conditions

Symiah Dorsey, Staff Reporter July 7, 2020

Although masks will be required upon resuming to face-to-face classes, the Fall 2020 semester could still be a struggle for students who are more vulnerable to the coronavirus.  People with underlying...

Since the governor announced stay-at-home order, people have been following different methods to exercise and stay fit. A family goes on a walk to stay active together.

Staying in shape at home during the COVID-19 lockdown

Daniel McClain, Staff Reporter May 17, 2020

Following the closure of all gyms, many people were quick to jump onto at-home exercise trends to stay fit. Challenges are spreading throughout social media. People have started walking and jogging,...

‘#LionUpTuesday’ giveaways continue

‘#LionUpTuesday’ giveaways continue

Carter McComack, Staff Reporter May 7, 2020

Dean of Students Dr. Gabe Willis has been actively engaging the student body during this time of social distancing. Willis has brought back his giveaways in honor of #LionUpTuesday through platforms like...

Dr. Gabe Willis
Dean of Students

Q&A with Dean of Students

Symiah Dorsey, Staff Reporter March 17, 2020

How will the university accommodate students who don’t have internet connection? “At the moment, we do recognize that every student won’t have a laptop or access to Wi-Fi. On campus, there will...

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