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Matching for Life

Hundreds of members of the Southeastern community have chosen to make life-saving gifts by donating bone marrow to unknown patients. Here is just one of their stories. BY SHERI GIBSON During Homecoming Week 2013, Southeastern student Alika Jones made a choice that would eventually save a life—and inspire countless others to do the same. At a tent set up near Friendship Circle for recruiting potential … Continue reading Matching for Life

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20 Years of the Southeastern Channel

Since 2002, the Southeastern Channel has been producing original, award-winning content for local audiences, while setting its students on a path to career success. BY RICK SETTOON A flip of the switch was all it took, and the Southeastern Channel was formally “on the air,” christened by a small group of officials from Southeastern and Charter Cable as the University’s new educational access television station. … Continue reading 20 Years of the Southeastern Channel

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Gaining a Piece of the Past

Southeastern recently received a collection of rare documents that brings to life an important part of the area’s history—from nearly two and a half centuries ago. BY TONYA LOWENTRITT Last July an impressive and extraordinarily rare batch of documents, previously part of the Thomas W. Streeter Collection, went up for auction. Leon Ford Endowed Chair and Director of the Center for Southeast Louisiana Studies at … Continue reading Gaining a Piece of the Past

Honoring National Pan-Hellenic Council Organizations

A recently unveiled plaza on campus provides a physical monument to and tells the story of Black Greek-lettered organizations. BY ALEIGH SANDERS Black Greek-lettered organizations are an indispensable component when reviewing America’s rich history. The National Pan-Hellenic Council, Inc. (NPHC) is an umbrella organization for nine historically Black, international Greek-lettered fraternity and sorority organizations. These fraternities and sororities were once referred to as the “Divine … Continue reading Honoring National Pan-Hellenic Council Organizations

Recent Publications

Southeastern faculty and staff regularly produce publications in nearly every imaginable genre and field. Here is a sampling of some of the recent book releases. An Inquiry into Analytic-Continental Metaphysics: Truth, Relevance, and MetaphysicsTowards a Critical Existentialism: Truth, Relevance, and PoliticsBY JEFFREY BELL Professor of Philosophy Jeffrey Bell recently published two books by Edinburgh University Press that delve deep into philosophical topics and demonstrate his … Continue reading Recent Publications

William Wainwright Selected as Southeastern’s New President

On April 27, 2023, the Board of Supervisors of the University of Louisiana System (ULS) selected William S. Wainwright as the 15th president of Southeastern. Wainwright takes the helm June 5, upon the retirement of President John L. Crain. Wainwright was chosen after an in-depth process spearheaded by ULS. This selection process included an on-campus visit for semifinalists to openly address questions from students, faculty … Continue reading William Wainwright Selected as Southeastern’s New President

Celebrating Golden Grads

Every fall semester, Southeastern honors its Golden Graduates, those who have reached their 50-year graduation anniversary. This past Dec. the University was proud to welcome its newest group, the class of ’72, to the Golden Grad family during a special reunion weekend. On Dec. 9, the day before Winter Commencement, 43 of these alumni enjoyed lunch and mingling with both old friends and new acquaintances. … Continue reading Celebrating Golden Grads

Best College Food in Louisiana

Students’ opinions and taste buds earned Southeastern 2023 Best College Food in Louisiana recognition and a national Top 50 ranking, too. The rankings were published by Niche, the market leader in connecting colleges and schools with students and families. At the national level Southeastern came in at number 35. Only one other Louisiana university made the Top 50 cut. “With the expansion of our Student … Continue reading Best College Food in Louisiana

Cheerleading Squad Wins National Championship

The Southeastern cheerleading squad won its second national championship, taking home the gold in the Open Coed Game Day competition at UCA/UDA College Nationals at the Walt Disney World Resort. The win marks the second time in three years the team has taken home the championship in the Open Coed Game Day, having previously earned a national title in 2021’s virtual competition. Southeastern spirit groups … Continue reading Cheerleading Squad Wins National Championship

Reaching New Students Through Targeted Ad Campaign

Following extensive market research and the launch of new logos in 2021, last summer the University announced a reimagined, unified brand to better represent Southeastern today and resonate with target audiences. Throughout the fall and winter, this new branding—with refreshed elements from language to design, photography, and videography—quickly became a bold and ubiquitous identifier of Southeastern. With these parts now in place, Southeastern is able … Continue reading Reaching New Students Through Targeted Ad Campaign