Providing Resources for Local Business Recovery

The Louisiana Small Business Development Center (LSBDC) at Southeastern has implemented two different initiatives, a webinar series and a radio talk show, to help local businesses survive and thrive through the COVID-19 pandemic. The first series provided information on the Small Business Administration Economic Injury Disaster Loan (SBA EIDL) program, which offered economic relief to businesses experiencing a temporary loss of revenue. Attendees were able … Continue reading Providing Resources for Local Business Recovery

Over $5 Million Given to Students Via CARES Act

Through the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act, or CARES Act, the U.S. Department of Education made $10.4 million in funds available to Southeastern. As required by the federal legislation, half of the funds, approximately $5.2 million, was offered directly to students in the form of financial grants to cover increased cost of university attendance associated with the disruption of campus operations. The remaining … Continue reading Over $5 Million Given to Students Via CARES Act

Latin American Initiative Aids Relief Efforts for Families in Need

The Hispanic community has been one of the most impacted by COVID-19, not only with health issues but also by unemployment—and consequently basic needs such as lack of food for their families. Southeastern’s Latin American Initiative, led by College of Business Instructor Dr. Aristides Baraya in alliance with the Killian First Baptist Church Food Pantry, has come to the rescue, providing basic food for multiple … Continue reading Latin American Initiative Aids Relief Efforts for Families in Need

Only Student Newspaper Recognized in National COVID-19 Front Page Effort

Newspapers around the country were recently encouraged to run a prominent headline with a localized news story to remind readers how local publications and their staffs share in the difficult circumstances and impacts of COVID-19. Southeastern’s student-run newspaper The Lion’s Roar chose to participate through their March 31 issue. They, along with several other Louisiana newspapers, submitted their customized message and design to the Louisiana … Continue reading Only Student Newspaper Recognized in National COVID-19 Front Page Effort

Sales Team Adapts to Win National Selling Competition

The Southeastern Sales Team recently honed new skills to compete virtually in the 22nd Annual National Collegiate Sales Competition (NCSC). Originally scheduled to be held in Atlanta, the competition included two categories—Virtual Speed Selling and Role Playing. “The NCSC staff, corporate judges, and student competitors quickly pivoted from their semester-long preparation to compete in person to an online format within a two-week time frame,” said … Continue reading Sales Team Adapts to Win National Selling Competition

Southeastern Biologist Discovers New Species of Crocodile

Above image, from left, with the new species at St. Augustine Alligator Farm Zoological Park: Jen Brueggen, park social media manager; Caleb McMahan; Christopher Murray; and John Brueggen, park director. It has been a while since anyone has found a new crocodile. Thanks to the research of Southeastern Assistant Professor of Biology Christopher Murray and his colleague and former Southeastern classmate Caleb McMahan, that is … Continue reading Southeastern Biologist Discovers New Species of Crocodile

Fateful Encounter: A Southeastern WWII Love Story

The year is 1944. In New York City, the Metropolitan Opera House is playing its first jazz concert, featuring the talents of Louis Armstrong and Billie Holiday. The film Casablanca wins three Academy Awards: one for Best Picture, one for Best Director, and one for Best Adapted Screenplay. In France, The Allied Forces land on the beaches of Normandy in a historical military assault. In … Continue reading Fateful Encounter: A Southeastern WWII Love Story

Increasing Our Understanding of Bats and Their Impact

Bats comprise 20 percent of Earth’s mammal population. As the second most populous species of mammals in the world, they have a profound impact on ecosystems across the globe—including the humans that are a part of them. Yet despite their prevalence, there is still much left to uncover about these fascinating winged little creatures. By tracking them through an innovative system on the International Space … Continue reading Increasing Our Understanding of Bats and Their Impact

Beach Dreams Become Reality

As the weather starts to work its way out of the winter doldrums in March, most people are dreaming of the beach and sand between their toes. This spring those dreams are jumping to a new level for the student-athletes on Southeastern’s inaugural beach volleyball team. Enjoying a surge in popularity, 75 collegiate programs competed last season in what the NCAA once termed an emerging … Continue reading Beach Dreams Become Reality

Rise and Shine

Communication major Raychelle Riley spent the summer of 2019 interning for Southeastern alumna Robin Roberts at Good Morning America (GMA) in New York City. This phenomenal educational opportunity was created through a partnership between Robin and the Southeastern Foundation. As the first recipient of this internship, Raychelle recounts her hands-on learning experience while working with Robin at GMA. As the sun rises to welcome the … Continue reading Rise and Shine