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

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

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Learning from a Star: Clarence Gilyard

Whether or not you know him by name, you know Clarence Gilyard and his iconic work. Gilyard made his mark in some of the most popular TV shows of the ’80s and ’90s, including as James Trivette in Walker, Texas Ranger, Conrad McMasters in Matlock, and Benjamin Webster in CHIPs; performed in blockbuster movies such as Die Hard and Top Gun; and much more during … Continue reading Learning from a Star: Clarence Gilyard

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Shooting for the Stars

Southeastern REC Partners with NASA to Bring the Dreams of Space Exploration to Children’s Summer Camp Experience Can you picture yourself as a child, fascinated with rocket ships and astronauts? Did you ever fall asleep dreaming of the great beyond under stars on your bedroom ceiling? Kids have a natural curiosity about space exploration and, if nurtured, it can lead to a world of educational … Continue reading Shooting for the Stars

New Lion on Campus

A new lion statue now stands sentry over Southeastern’s Friendship Circle with his gaze set upon Strawberry Stadium. The project was headed and funded by the Student Government Association. During an event held in Friendship Circle leading up to the home-opener Jacksonville State game and tailgating, the statue’s unveiling helped kick off the beginning of the Lions’ football season on campus. Created by Matt Glenn … Continue reading New Lion on Campus

Professional Sales Team Takes Home International Win

Above image, from left: From left: Tara’ Lopez, sales coach, and student team members India Williams, Karlie McDonald, and Paxton Page. Southeastern’s Professional Sales Team won the Rookie Award at the 2019 International Collegiate Sales Competition (ICSC). Hosted each year in Orlando, Florida, by Florida State University, the ICSC is the largest and most prestigious university sales competition in the world. Southeastern’s Professional Sales program … Continue reading Professional Sales Team Takes Home International Win

College of Education Dean Selected as Higher Education Professional of the Year

College of Education Dean Paula Summers Calderon was recently selected by the Louisiana Council for Exceptional Children as the Higher Education Professional of the Year. The Louisiana Council for Exceptional Children Higher Education Professional of the Year Award recognizes a professional who currently provides direct services to students with exceptionalities. The Professional of the Year is an outstanding member of the education profession whose work … Continue reading College of Education Dean Selected as Higher Education Professional of the Year

Southeastern Foundation Welcomes New Board of Directors

The Southeastern Foundation appointed its 2019-2020 Board of Directors this past fall. “Our board is a group of committed professionals who understand the value of Southeastern both to its students and the region,” said Vice President for University Advancement Wendy Lauderdale. “They work hard to provide guidance for the Foundation in support of the University.” Dawn Cantrell of Baton Rouge, a 1984 marketing graduate, chairs … Continue reading Southeastern Foundation Welcomes New Board of Directors