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

The Official Student News Media of Southeastern Louisiana University

The Lion's Roar

Students walking up to collect their Mask Up bags during Welcome Week of 2020. This years Welcome Week will be a more in-person experience rather than virtual.

Welcome Week’s 2021 comeback

Chloe Williams, Staff Reporter July 12, 2021

Welcome Week will be making a comeback for incoming Southeastern students of the Fall 2021 semester from Aug. 15-20.  Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Welcome Week was not able to take place normally...

Greek Life organizations have taken the recruitment process virtual this year, creating new opportunities for recruits to engage. Members of sororities and fraternities can choose to reside in the Greek Life Commons.

Adapting to changes: IFC formal recruitment to be conducted virtually

Jordyn Franklin , Staff Reporter September 22, 2020

The Interfraternity Council will be hosting its virtual formal recruitment starting on Sept. 27 through Oct. 1. All IFC Recruitment activities will be conducted virtually through a series of Zoom calls....

OSE director Marjorie Parker speaks to the audience during the 2019 DSA Convocation ceremony.

OSE director shares screen with Jamie Foxx in Netflix film

Symiah Dorsey , Staff Reporter September 2, 2020

University staff members have many passions outside of their nine to fives, some of which include starring in Netflix films. Marjorie Parker, director of student engagement, shared the screen with Jamie...

Rebecca Hensley, instructor of sociology, speaks to the crowd during the forum after the performance “Walk On: The Story of Rosa Parks.” The panel also included Dr. Antoinette Harrell - a genealogist, author, historian and producer - and Christopher Westhoff, manager at Mad River Theater Works.

Forum following play performance explored civil rights in the modern era

Jacob Summerville, Editor-in-Chief January 28, 2020

In remembrance of a civil rights activist, a discussion that ensued in Hammond brought light to modern issues. Following the play “Walk On: The Story of Rosa Parks,” produced by Mad River Theatre...

Matt Riser, head coach of baseball, shares his personal experience with substance addiction in college and discusses the importance of getting help. In the first half of the Mocktails event, the guest panel had an interaction with students to raise awareness for substance abuse.

Mocktails guest panel creates dialogue with students

Symiah Dorsey, Staff Reporter November 19, 2019

Prior to attending an annual social engagement, students had the opportunity to learn about the repercussions of substance abuse in a college climate. The Office for Student Engagement and Campus Activities...

Students pose for a picture after receiving their awards at the 38th “Division for Students Affairs Convocation.” The convocation recognizes students’ achievements every spring.

Behind the scenes of convocation

Shaelyn Martinez, Staff Reporter April 16, 2019

Every spring, convocations honor students for their service and academic achievements prior to graduation. The 39th “Division for Student Affairs Convocation” will be held on Tuesday, May 7. Marjorie...

Approximately 200 students from 19 different high schools around the state of Louisiana attended EvolveU leadership conference. University alumni and faculty members presented on various topics to help students master their leadership skills.

Students train to be better leaders

Maiah Woodring, Staff Reporter March 19, 2019

High school students from across the state of Louisiana received leadership training from presenters and university alumni at the second annual "EvolveU" conference. The leadership training was held...

Karen Williams, a former instructor at Louisiana State University, lectures about the history and meaning of Mardi Gras. Multicultural and International Student Affairs started holding the event in anticipation of the break.

Understanding Mardi Gras season

Gerard Borne, Staff Reporter February 27, 2019

To dispel a common misunderstanding about the meaning of Mardi Gras, Multicultural and International Student Affairs hosted a lecture on the history of the holiday. Karen Williams, a former instructor...

Claudio Franc explains what “EvolveU” is to students potentially interested in participating in the leadership conference for high school students.

Conference leading the way

Erica Welter , Staff Reporter February 19, 2019

The university invites students from Louisiana and surrounding areas for a one-day high school leadership conference. Sophomores, juniors and seniors can participate in “EvolveU” to improve their leadership...

At the Silent Disco, students switched among three channels and DJs on their headphones. The Office for Student Engagement plans to incorporate the event into every semester to promote student involvement.

A disco sparks student engagement

Diamond Hollins, Staff Reporter February 1, 2019

The Office for Student Engagement owned up to its name by hosting a "Silent Disco" to promote student involvement. The disco was held on Jan. 31 from 7-11 p.m. in the Student Union Ballroom. Arranging...

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