Lions of Tanzania: How Two Alumni Are Providing Unforgettable Experiences for Adventurers While Enriching Tanzania

  African safaris have sparked the imagination and adventurous spirit of people around the world for generations. While popular culture media portrayals have often focused on the wealthy elite from bygone eras, clad in colonial-style outfits and standing proudly with their trophies, safaris have greatly evolved over the last few decades, yielding broader accessibility and a more beneficial impact on the local communities. Two Southeastern … Continue reading Lions of Tanzania: How Two Alumni Are Providing Unforgettable Experiences for Adventurers While Enriching Tanzania

Saving Our Swamp

Southeastern is no stranger to the marsh in the Lake Maurepas and Pass Manchac areas. In fact, the biology department has conducted many projects over the last few decades to study the decline of the area. The problem was brought to light several years ago through the research of scientists, including Southeastern Professor of Biological Sciences Gary Shaffer. Shaffer has been studying Louisiana wetlands for … Continue reading Saving Our Swamp

Creepy Crawly Science: Department of Biological Sciences at the Cutting Edge of Uncovering Ants and Saving Salamanders

When you think of cute and cuddly critters, leafcutter ants and three-toed amphiuma are probably not the first creatures that come to mind. But members of the Southeastern Department of Biological Sciences have developed a true love for learning more about these little guys, as evidenced by their recently published research. Thanks to their highly-acclaimed, impactful work, we now know more about the extent to … Continue reading Creepy Crawly Science: Department of Biological Sciences at the Cutting Edge of Uncovering Ants and Saving Salamanders

Southeastern Athletics: Building a Holistic Experience

Over the course of the past five years, Southeastern’s Department of Athletics has experienced success across the board. When current Athletics Director Jay Artigues was named to the position, he hoped to chart a path toward a very strong future. Almost immediately, with input from the department’s head coaches, a fresh mission statement was crafted that embodied the new vision for athletics at Southeastern: Committed … Continue reading Southeastern Athletics: Building a Holistic Experience

New Residence Halls First in the Nation with Geothermal Energy, and a Monumental Step in Making Southeastern More Green

Southeastern’s newest student housing is one of the university’s latest and largest sustainability initiatives garnering national attention, and yet it is also only one part of a grand plan to create a more eco-friendly campus. For over 500 Southeastern students, the 2018-2019 school year began by moving in to one of the two new, state-of-the-art residence halls. Ascension Hall and Twelve Oaks Hall, located adjacent … Continue reading New Residence Halls First in the Nation with Geothermal Energy, and a Monumental Step in Making Southeastern More Green

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Professional Sales Education: Growing and Earning Accolades

With an eye to the dynamic nature of business today, Southeastern’s new marketing concentration in professional sales provides real-world experiences in what many executives call the single most important function in any business—sales. According to statistics produced by the Sales Education Foundation, sales as a discipline plays an important role in both the economy and the professional lives of today’s college graduates. A recent Harvard … Continue reading Professional Sales Education: Growing and Earning Accolades

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Contemporary Art Gallery

Louisiana is a state rich with culture. A state that does not simply embrace the arts at its surface, but is deeply intertwined with them in its soul. While the first thoughts of many may jump to iconic locales such as New Orleans, with its distinct architecture and multitude of galleries and museums, the deep-seated, vibrant arts culture of Louisiana’s Northshore region is one that … Continue reading Contemporary Art Gallery

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International Baccalaureate Certification: Southeastern Has Become One of Only Twelve Universities Nationwide to Offer Ground-Breaking Program

Southeastern’s College of Education houses an innovative and unique program that helps enable educators to teach within the International Baccalaureate (IB) curriculum at the elementary, middle, and high school levels. After successful completion of courses leading to the IB Educator Certificate in Teaching and Learning, candidates may apply for their level of certification through the International Baccalaureate Organization (IBO) in Geneva, Switzerland. Only 45 universities … Continue reading International Baccalaureate Certification: Southeastern Has Become One of Only Twelve Universities Nationwide to Offer Ground-Breaking Program

Giving Back: Interview with Bryan Boudreaux

Retired Walmart executive and class of 1990 alum Bryan Boudreaux credits Southeastern for having a profound impact on his life. We recently sat down with him to learn more about how his time at Southeastern has helped shape his success, and why he chooses to give back. How do you think Southeastern affected your life / career? My time at Southeastern has set the tone … Continue reading Giving Back: Interview with Bryan Boudreaux

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