Catching the Storm

Southeastern student Coby Sanchez has turned a fear of storms into a passion for understanding them and sharing information to help others—becoming “Southeastern’s first meteorologist.” When Southeastern freshman and Baton Rouge native Coby Sanchez was a small child, storms were the boogeyman. As the wind roared and the tinny sound of rain reverberated off the windows and roof, little Coby would become more and more … Continue reading Catching the Storm

Leaping Forward

THE SOUTHEASTERN VERTEBRATE MUSEUM IS GROWING, CURATING, DIGITIZING, AND SHARING ITS COLLECTION TO ENHANCE ICHTHYOLOGY AND HERPETOLOGY RESEARCH. The National Science Foundation has awarded a Southeastern specialist in the diversity of fishes a grant of $409,200. Professor of Biological Sciences and ichthyologist Kyle Piller received the three-year grant to improve the Southeastern Vertebrate Museum. The project will focus on curation of existing museum specimens and … Continue reading Leaping Forward

Leaving a Legacy: James McClimans

Southeastern was home to alumnus James “Jim” McClimans (class of ’58) from a very young age, and it remained a place to which he contributed and supported throughout his life. Jim was the son of Dr. Jay W. McClimans and Martha Orr McClimans, who raised their family in Hammond down the street from Southeastern’s beautiful campus. In 1942, Jay began serving as a mathematics professor … Continue reading Leaving a Legacy: James McClimans

Alumni Spotlight: Jasmine C. Tate

After living her life in the South, Southeastern graduate Jasmine Tate found her way to Southern California, growing in her dream career as marketing and communications manager at TGR Foundation—a Tiger Woods Charity located in Irvine, California. Tate graduated Southeastern in the fall of 2014 with a Bachelor of Arts in Mass Communication with concentrations in public relations and organizational communication and a minor in … Continue reading Alumni Spotlight: Jasmine C. Tate

TikTok Cop

SOUTHEASTERN UPD HAS FOUND A NEW WAY TO ENGAGE THE COMMUNITY AND MEET STUDENTS WHERE THEY ARE—AND IT’S GOING VIRAL. Community policing is a challenge for every police department across the United States. This is no different for campus police departments. They deal with the same challenges as every police department in the country when trying to connect to the community. Southeastern, through the work … Continue reading TikTok Cop

Drive to Win

Southeastern student Darian Boesch has mastered the formula for combining his business education and passion for speed—becoming an NHRA World Champion. From video or pick-up games to art, yoga, or getting lost in the great outdoors, most students have a hobby, a way to unwind and recharge at the end of a long day or week. But Southeastern senior and Ponchatoula resident Darian Boesch has … Continue reading Drive to Win

Growing Enrollment

Southeastern has marked its fifth year of consistent growth in retention of new freshmen. Year-over-year growth in first-year retention has increased by 5.9 percent, and the five-year increase is 15 percent. Chief Enrollment Management Officer Kay Maurin said initiatives developed in multiple disciplines to enhance retention have borne fruit. Programs offered through each academic college, the Center for Student Excellence, and the Division for Student … Continue reading Growing Enrollment

Southeastern Giving Day Continues to Grow

Southeastern Giving Day, an annual online event facilitated by the Southeastern Foundation in support of Southeastern Louisiana University, was held Oct. 21, 2020. The 2020 Giving Day achieved both more participants and more funds raised than the 2019 event, itself a record-setting year. This year’s event provided University supporters with a way to help students and Southeastern in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic. While … Continue reading Southeastern Giving Day Continues to Grow

Return to Competition

WITH SPORTS RETURNING TO ACTION IN FULL FORCE, SOUTHEASTERN ATHLETICS IS IN THE MIDST OF ITS MOST EXCITING SPRING IN PROGRAM HISTORY. The jam-packed spring came as the result of the COVID-19 pandemic. Last August, all of the seasons of the fall sports— cross country, football, soccer, and volleyball—were postponed and moved to the spring. “We’re excited about the spring and for our student-athletes to … Continue reading Return to Competition

Beauty in the Chaos

THE VISUAL ARTS HAVE BEEN HARD HIT BY THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC, BUT SOUTHEASTERN’S CONTEMPORARY ART GALLERY IS TAKING AN ACTIVE ROLE IN KEEPING THEM ALIVE AND STRONG FOR THE ENTIRE COMMUNITY. Throughout this past year of world-wide uncertainties brought on by the pandemic, there has perhaps never been a better time for both creating and engaging with the arts. As Thomas Merton once said, “Art … Continue reading Beauty in the Chaos