Overcoming Obstacles & Achieving Success During COVID-19

In early March our daily lives and routines began to change in unexpected and unprecedented ways, with each sunrise seemingly ushering in new questions and lingering uncertainties—and one more day of this difficult period in history. But for Southeastern and its people, the best way to overcome a challenge is through fierce determination, creativity and innovation, and working together towards a common purpose. Instead of … Continue reading Overcoming Obstacles & Achieving Success During COVID-19

Alumni Spotlight: Jonte Lee

Alumni across the region, country, and world have been drawing on their own unique skills and passions throughout the COVID-19 pandemic to not only overcome challenges, but to also make a positive difference. Class of 2003 alum Jonte Lee is one of these many impactful members of our Lion Pride. Lee has achieved a successful career focused around helping others receive quality educations and brighter … Continue reading Alumni Spotlight: Jonte Lee

Mask Up & Make a Difference

HELPING PROTECT OUR ALUMNI AND COMMUNITY, ONE MASK AT A TIME The College of Nursing and Health Sciences and the Southeastern Foundation have partnered together to help with the low supply of medical masks for healthcare workers amidst the global emergency. The project, titled Mask Up & Make a Difference, is also aiding current and future graduates of the University who are working on the … Continue reading Mask Up & Make a Difference

The Southeastern Channel Wins National Award for COVID-19 Coverage

The Southeastern Channel has won the national College Coronavirus Coverage (CCC) Award for Northshore News Update: Coronavirus on the Northshore. The award was administered by the Society of Professional Journalists in conjunction with the Associated College Press; Society for News Design; College Broadcasters, Inc.; and the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education. The Southeastern Channel was honored from over 700 entries from 258 universities across … Continue reading The Southeastern Channel Wins National Award for COVID-19 Coverage

Reimagining the Summer Semester

Amidst the economic hardships and uncertainties faced by so many during the COVID-19 pandemic, Southeastern moved forward to ensure that students have the best possible opportunities to continue pursuit of their educational goals by significantly reducing the cost of the summer semester. This new program is called Summer Online. As the name implies, all courses are being provided virtually. This and the wide availability of … Continue reading Reimagining the Summer Semester

A hanging Question: What is the Link Between Bats and COVID-19?

For Southeastern Magazine’s Spring 2020 issue, we sat down with Assistant Professor of Biological Sciences Dr. Teague O’Mara to discuss his extensive research on bats—including their movements and impacts on ecosystems and people. Since that short time ago, the rapid rise of the COVID-19 pandemic has ushered in a wave of questions and concerns over the potential link between the virus’s origins and these small … Continue reading A hanging Question: What is the Link Between Bats and COVID-19?

Showcasing Local Talent with #columbiafamous

When theatres and other cultural institutions began doing their part to ensure the safety of those that they serve by closing their doors during the rise of COVID-19, the Columbia Theatre for the Performing Arts remained steadfast in its mission. The theatre’s staff quickly began identifying and implementing new ways to help people connect with the arts—and with each other. One of these programs, which … Continue reading Showcasing Local Talent with #columbiafamous

Helping Lions Stay Active

The REC has launched a virtual 5k program to help keep members of the Southeastern community on the move, for the benefit of both their physical and mental health, while staying close to home. Two races have so far been held, with participation free for all who are interested. “When our facility closed, we got to work adapting as many of our existing programs online … Continue reading Helping Lions Stay Active