The Official Student News Media of Southeastern Louisiana University

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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

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...

University Police shared an image of the actual suspect vehicle after sending the initial campus incident alert. The suspect associated with the incident reported earlier was quickly identified and is now in custody.

University Police responds to report of abduction and sexual assault incident on campus

Dylan Meche, Opinions Editor May 5, 2022

Editor’s Note: This post has been modified to include updated information. At 3:44 p.m. UPD released that the suspect associated with the incident reported earlier this morning was quickly identified...

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...

Real Talk acted as an open panel that was meant to encourage unity and understanding.

A real talk between the LGBTQIA+ community and UPD

Ian Stewart, Staff Reporter March 25, 2022

On Wednesday, the University Police Department and the University Counseling Center hosted “Real Talk: Bridging the Gap between Police and the LGBTQIA+ Community,” an open panel discussion.  UPD...

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...

The University Police, where the official Lost and Found is, is where many students can turn in and claim missing items.

How to find your missing items on campus

Rachel Folse, Staff Reporter January 19, 2022

Students have busy school and work schedules, so they can often be very forgetful and not take the extra time to put their items away. Many may wonder how to find their missing items if they happen to...

In August 2019, the Strawberry Jam pep rally in Strawberry Stadium allowed new and returning students experience Lion Pride while playing games, winning prizes and enjoying food. Strawberry Jam is scheduled to make a comeback for this years Welcome Week on Tuesday, Aug. 17 at 6 p.m. in Strawberry Stadium.

Welcome Week calendar: What’s in store for you

Chloe Williams, Staff Reporter August 13, 2021

With Welcome Week on the horizon, the calendar is now up for students to see on Southeastern’s website.  For the week of Aug. 15, each event has been designed with incoming students’ needs in mind....

University Police Chief Michael Beckner is pictured with State Farm local agents Alexis Ducorbier, Stan Johnson, and Doug Johnson who awarded Southeastern Louisiana University Police Department a $6,000 grant to purchase three radar speed signs. These radar speed signs have been installed on campus on North General Pershing St. in front of the Southeastern Lab School, on Ned McGehee Dr., and on N. General Pershing Street Ext. This equipment will be used to increase safety on campus and slow down speeders.

New radar speed indicator signs installed on campus streets

Chloe Williams, Reporter July 27, 2021

The University Police Department celebrated receiving a $6,000 grant from State Farm for three radar feedback signs on Tuesday, July 27. The signs will alert motorists of their current speed while driving...

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