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The Past Found: Three Friends’ Discovery of a Long-Lost Family Relic

For Southeastern marketing professor Mike Budden, searching the earth for physical remnants of the past is a popular pastime—one that was chronicled by the Southeastern Magazine two years ago. Since then, Mike and his friends Dan Fontenot and Gary Guidry (Southeastern class of ’76) have come across an array of finds, both trash and historical treasures. But what they discovered in early 2017 truly took … Continue reading The Past Found: Three Friends’ Discovery of a Long-Lost Family Relic

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Leading the Way in Aphasia Research

Southeastern Louisiana University Professor of Health and Human Sciences and Scholar in Residence Nina Simmons-Mackie was honored recently as the first American to receive the Robin Tavistock Award from the Tavistock Trust for Aphasia (TTA) in Britain. The award is named after the 14th Duke of Bedford who founded the TTA after suffering a brain hemorrhage in 1988 that left him with aphasia, a complex … Continue reading Leading the Way in Aphasia Research

Southeastern Dean and Alumna Participate in Washington, DC, Roundtable Discussion on Teacher Preparation

College of Education Dean Paula Summers Calderon was recently invited to Washington, DC, by US Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos to participate in a roundtable discussion about preparing classroom teachers. Southeastern is one of only seven school-university partners in the nation and the only one in Louisiana originally selected for the education coalition University-School Partnerships for the Renewal of Education Preparation (US PREP). “US PREP … Continue reading Southeastern Dean and Alumna Participate in Washington, DC, Roundtable Discussion on Teacher Preparation

Going for the Gold: Golden Grads Reconnect with Their Days at Southeastern

On December 7 and 8, Southeastern’s Fall Commencement weekend, alumni who graduated 50 or more years ago returned to celebrate and reminisce with their alma mater and fellow golden grads. Nearly 90 alumni and guests enjoyed a luncheon at the Alumni Center on Friday, December 7, followed by a tour of the campus—allowing attendees to reflect on how much has changed over the years, as … Continue reading Going for the Gold: Golden Grads Reconnect with Their Days at Southeastern

Lowest Student Debt in the State

Southeastern students have the least student loan debt out of all the universities in the state, according to statistics recently released by LendEDU. The average debt per borrower for Southeastern’s graduating class of 2017 was ranked number 1 in Louisiana for least debt and number 46 among public colleges nationwide. In Louisiana, the average debt per student borrower is $26,808, the 19th lowest in the … Continue reading Lowest Student Debt in the State

Pitch Perfect: Southeastern Vocalists Win Awards at Louisiana Competition

Ten Southeastern vocal performance students and one alumnus placed at the Louisiana Chapter of the National Association of Teachers of Singing (NATS) competition held recently at Northwestern State University in Natchitoches. Four of these participants took home first place awards. Sara Cage of Baton Rouge was the first student in Southeastern history to receive three first place awards at the competition: in the senior women’s … Continue reading Pitch Perfect: Southeastern Vocalists Win Awards at Louisiana Competition

Forging New Opportunities at Career Fair

During their time at Southeastern, students meet lifelong friends, learn to become independent, deepen their knowledge of the world around them, gain inspiration from new ideas, and decide on the path they would like to follow. When students and alumni are ready to begin moving forward on their chosen path, or simply see where other roads could lead, Southeastern’s Career Fair is the answer. On … Continue reading Forging New Opportunities at Career Fair

Supply Chain Management Program Among Top in the Nation

Study.com, a website that helps students research potential schools, degrees, and careers, named Southeastern to their list of the top 23 schools for supply chain management in the country. According to Study.com, the schools were selected based on unique features that give students an edge in the job market. The listed colleges and universities offer real-life training, simulations of actual supply chains, or hands-on projects, … Continue reading Supply Chain Management Program Among Top in the Nation

Excellence in Theatre: Southeastern Theatre Students Receive Incomparable Opportunities after Winning Kennedy Center Awards

Above image by Rande Archer After competing at last year’s Region 6 Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival (KCACTF), two Southeastern students, Miranda Miller and Matt Doyle, earned the opportunity to study with some of the best in their field. Fourteen Southeastern students traveled with three faculty members to Angelo State University in San Angelo, Texas, to compete in a variety of categories including performance, … Continue reading Excellence in Theatre: Southeastern Theatre Students Receive Incomparable Opportunities after Winning Kennedy Center Awards

What’s in a Name?

Campus Street Names Changed to Better Depict Southeastern Four campus street names were recently changed to better reflect Southeastern’s identity, geography, and sense of place. Texas Avenue has become Union Avenue, Tennessee Avenue is now Mane Street, Virginia Avenue has become Roomie Road, and Tornado Drive on North Campus has changed to Lion Lane. The new names came about at the urging of students after … Continue reading What’s in a Name?