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

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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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

Lowest Student Debt in the State

Southeastern students have the least student loan debt out of all the universities in the state, according to statistics recently released by LendEDU. The average debt per borrower for Southeastern’s graduating class of 2017 was ranked number 1 in Louisiana for least debt and number 46 among public colleges nationwide. In Louisiana, the average debt per student borrower is $26,808, the 19th lowest in the … Continue reading Lowest Student Debt in the State

Supply Chain Management Program Among Top in the Nation

Study.com, a website that helps students research potential schools, degrees, and careers, named Southeastern to their list of the top 23 schools for supply chain management in the country. According to Study.com, the schools were selected based on unique features that give students an edge in the job market. The listed colleges and universities offer real-life training, simulations of actual supply chains, or hands-on projects, … Continue reading Supply Chain Management Program Among Top in the Nation

Excellence in Theatre: Southeastern Theatre Students Receive Incomparable Opportunities after Winning Kennedy Center Awards

Above image by Rande Archer After competing at last year’s Region 6 Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival (KCACTF), two Southeastern students, Miranda Miller and Matt Doyle, earned the opportunity to study with some of the best in their field. Fourteen Southeastern students traveled with three faculty members to Angelo State University in San Angelo, Texas, to compete in a variety of categories including performance, … Continue reading Excellence in Theatre: Southeastern Theatre Students Receive Incomparable Opportunities after Winning Kennedy Center Awards

A New Era for the Driver’s License

Southeastern Alumni Develop the Nation’s First Legal Digital Driver’s License The driver’s license has been an indispensable part of many Americans’ lives for decades. But while its components have evolved over time and between states, at its core it has essentially remained the same—a physical piece of identification. Now, well over 100 years after the first personal driver’s license was issued on a simple, small … Continue reading A New Era for the Driver’s License

Leading the Way in Aphasia Research

Southeastern Louisiana University Professor of Health and Human Sciences and Scholar in Residence Nina Simmons-Mackie was honored recently as the first American to receive the Robin Tavistock Award from the Tavistock Trust for Aphasia (TTA) in Britain. The award is named after the 14th Duke of Bedford who founded the TTA after suffering a brain hemorrhage in 1988 that left him with aphasia, a complex … Continue reading Leading the Way in Aphasia Research