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

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

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

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

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

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