Lasting Leadership: President John L. Crain

Retiring this summer, University President John L. Crain has spent his career effectively serving Southeastern through dauntless determination, acumen, and skill. BY SHERI GIBSON Over the past 15 years, the world—and with it the Southeastern region—has undergone sweeping changes. From the Great Recession, devastating hurricanes, and COVID-19 to technological shifts in how we gather information, are entertained, work, and interact with each other, resulting in … Continue reading Lasting Leadership: President John L. Crain

Ensuring a Greener Tomorrow

Southeastern is providing independent, scientific monitoring of Lake Maurepas during Air Products’ Clean Energy Complex work. BY TONYA LOWENTRITT With the ever-increasing rise of greenhouse gas emissions, the risks to the health of our planet—and all who call it home—are colossal. “Southeastern will be monitoring all facets of this project involving the lake to ensure up-to-date data and information are available. We will make all … Continue reading Ensuring a Greener Tomorrow

Leaving a Legacy and Honoring a Legend

Since 1935, Hollis “Roomie” Wilson’s impact has been woven throughout the Southeastern community. Now it will continue in an added way, helping students make their own mark through a new scholarship established in his honor. BY TONYA LOWENTRITT Most people know the name of Southeastern’s mascot is Roomie the Lion; however, not many know how he got his name. Our mascot was named after a … Continue reading Leaving a Legacy and Honoring a Legend

A Family Tradition: Five Generations of Southeastern Lions

Since the University’s doors first opened in 1925, consecutive generations of one family have formed an unbreakable and moving legacy of attending Southeastern. BY CALMER DIGHTON Almost 100 years ago, in 1926, the first class graduated from Southeastern. Since then, over 75,000 people have earned their degree and joined them as Southeastern alumni. For one family, following in these footsteps and attending Southeastern has become … Continue reading A Family Tradition: Five Generations of Southeastern Lions

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Matching for Life

Hundreds of members of the Southeastern community have chosen to make life-saving gifts by donating bone marrow to unknown patients. Here is just one of their stories. BY SHERI GIBSON During Homecoming Week 2013, Southeastern student Alika Jones made a choice that would eventually save a life—and inspire countless others to do the same. At a tent set up near Friendship Circle for recruiting potential … Continue reading Matching for Life

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20 Years of the Southeastern Channel

Since 2002, the Southeastern Channel has been producing original, award-winning content for local audiences, while setting its students on a path to career success. BY RICK SETTOON A flip of the switch was all it took, and the Southeastern Channel was formally “on the air,” christened by a small group of officials from Southeastern and Charter Cable as the University’s new educational access television station. … Continue reading 20 Years of the Southeastern Channel

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Gaining a Piece of the Past

Southeastern recently received a collection of rare documents that brings to life an important part of the area’s history—from nearly two and a half centuries ago. BY TONYA LOWENTRITT Last July an impressive and extraordinarily rare batch of documents, previously part of the Thomas W. Streeter Collection, went up for auction. Leon Ford Endowed Chair and Director of the Center for Southeast Louisiana Studies at … Continue reading Gaining a Piece of the Past

Honoring National Pan-Hellenic Council Organizations

A recently unveiled plaza on campus provides a physical monument to and tells the story of Black Greek-lettered organizations. BY ALEIGH SANDERS Black Greek-lettered organizations are an indispensable component when reviewing America’s rich history. The National Pan-Hellenic Council, Inc. (NPHC) is an umbrella organization for nine historically Black, international Greek-lettered fraternity and sorority organizations. These fraternities and sororities were once referred to as the “Divine … Continue reading Honoring National Pan-Hellenic Council Organizations

Recent Publications

Southeastern faculty and staff regularly produce publications in nearly every imaginable genre and field. Here is a sampling of some of the recent book releases. An Inquiry into Analytic-Continental Metaphysics: Truth, Relevance, and MetaphysicsTowards a Critical Existentialism: Truth, Relevance, and PoliticsBY JEFFREY BELL Professor of Philosophy Jeffrey Bell recently published two books by Edinburgh University Press that delve deep into philosophical topics and demonstrate his … Continue reading Recent Publications

William Wainwright Selected as Southeastern’s New President

On April 27, 2023, the Board of Supervisors of the University of Louisiana System (ULS) selected William S. Wainwright as the 15th president of Southeastern. Wainwright takes the helm June 5, upon the retirement of President John L. Crain. Wainwright was chosen after an in-depth process spearheaded by ULS. This selection process included an on-campus visit for semifinalists to openly address questions from students, faculty … Continue reading William Wainwright Selected as Southeastern’s New President