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Returning to Campus During COVID-19

three years. The Fall 2020 Semester officially launched in August, with classes beginning on Monday, August 17. While this time of year remains characterized by many of the traditional sights and occurrences—with on-campus classes underway, students studying or enjoying lunch under the shade of historic oak trees, and campus offices buzzing with activity—there have also been several operational changes in response to ongoing concerns surrounding … Continue reading Returning to Campus During COVID-19

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Two Online Nursing Programs Ranked #1 in the U.S.

Two Southeastern online nursing programs have earned recognition as the top programs in the nation by NPSchools.com, an online resource for prospective students interested in the nurse practitioner (NP) field. Southeastern was recognized for its online MS in Nursing – Family Nurse Practitioner and online Post-Master’s Certificate – Family Nurse Practitioner programs. According to the website, only those programs deemed affordable were recognized, meaning that … Continue reading Two Online Nursing Programs Ranked #1 in the U.S.

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Researching the Effects of the COVID-19 Pandemic

As COVID-19 spread around the globe, Associate Professor of Sociology Dr. Marc Settembrino worked to develop international research agendas to study the intersections of COVID-19, homelessness, and capitalism. Settembrino served as the co-lead of the Homelessness, Housing Precarity & COVID-19 working group and as a member of the Social Science Extreme Events Research (SSEER) network, supported by the National Science Foundation; the CONVERGE facility at … Continue reading Researching the Effects of the COVID-19 Pandemic

KSLU Named Best College Radio Station

Southeastern’s KSLU took home top honors in the Best College Radio Station and Radio News Reporting categories at this year’s Southeast Journalism Conference competition. KSLU sportscaster and Half Time Adjustments host Adam Cortez of El Paso, Texas, represented KSLU during the on-site competition, placing first in Radio News Reporting. A junior communication major and Southeastern track athlete, Cortez took home first place honors for his … Continue reading KSLU Named Best College Radio Station

Embracing All 72,000+ Alumni

The Southeastern Alumni Association has made a significant change to its membership guidelines. Dues are no longer required to join, and all graduates will automatically become part of the Alumni Association. Executive Director of the Alumni Association Michelle Biggs said the new open structure allows the organization to embrace all 72,000+ alumni as members of the Southeastern community, while also increasing numbers for better networking … Continue reading Embracing All 72,000+ Alumni

UL System Outstanding Faculty Member of the Year

Award-winning novelist and Southeastern Assistant Professor of Creative Writing David Armand has been named the University of Louisiana (UL) System’s Outstanding Faculty Member of the Year. “The Universities of Louisiana Outstanding Faculty Award is intended to recognize faculty with a commitment to higher education from within the University of Louisiana System. This award recognizes superior accomplishments in teaching, research, and public service,” said UL System … Continue reading UL System Outstanding Faculty Member of the Year

Ranked a Tier 1 Institution for Career Planning

Southeastern has been listed as a Tier 1 institution for career planning by Educate to Career (ETC), a non-profit organization that serves as a resource for educational attainment; outcomes-based personalized college and career planning; and related financial planning, data, and programs in the U.S. Southeastern was selected as one of the Best Colleges for Career Planning Curriculum. Schools chosen as Tier 1 institutions had to … Continue reading Ranked a Tier 1 Institution for Career Planning

New Professorship and Endowed First Generation Scholarship Established

This fall we celebrate the establishment of two Board of Regents matched funds: the Edgar R. Smith, III Endowed Professorship in Business and the Peggy Jacob–First Presbyterian Church of Ponchatoula First Generation Scholarship. Smitty’s Supply Inc., one of the largest manufacturers and distributors of lubricants and greases in the world, established the professorship as part of a significant gift benefiting four specific areas of the … Continue reading New Professorship and Endowed First Generation Scholarship Established

Lab School Expands Offerings With New Pre-K

The Southeastern Laboratory School began offering a Pre-K curriculum this fall. Lab School Director Stephen Labbe’ said that with the implementation of Tier 1 curriculum in grades K-8, the school wanted to make sure all students are prepared and ready for the rigors of the curriculum. “By offering a Pre-K program, we will be able to ensure when students enter kindergarten they have the necessary … Continue reading Lab School Expands Offerings With New Pre-K

Genevieve May: Alumna of the Year

Genevieve May, a public safety executive and retired U.S. Marshal, has been selected as the Southeastern Alumni Association 2020 Alumna of the Year. A longtime trooper who served as deputy superintendent with the Louisiana State Police’s Bureau of Investigations, May was nominated by President Barack Obama to serve as the U.S. Marshal for Louisiana’s eastern district. May rose through the ranks to lieutenant colonel and … Continue reading Genevieve May: Alumna of the Year