Catching the Storm

Southeastern student Coby Sanchez has turned a fear of storms into a passion for understanding them and sharing information to help others—becoming “Southeastern’s first meteorologist.” When Southeastern freshman and Baton Rouge native Coby Sanchez was a small child, storms were the boogeyman. As the wind roared and the tinny sound of rain reverberated off the windows and roof, little Coby would become more and more … Continue reading Catching the Storm

Leaping Forward

THE SOUTHEASTERN VERTEBRATE MUSEUM IS GROWING, CURATING, DIGITIZING, AND SHARING ITS COLLECTION TO ENHANCE ICHTHYOLOGY AND HERPETOLOGY RESEARCH. The National Science Foundation has awarded a Southeastern specialist in the diversity of fishes a grant of $409,200. Professor of Biological Sciences and ichthyologist Kyle Piller received the three-year grant to improve the Southeastern Vertebrate Museum. The project will focus on curation of existing museum specimens and … Continue reading Leaping Forward

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Leaving a Legacy: James McClimans

Southeastern was home to alumnus James “Jim” McClimans (class of ’58) from a very young age, and it remained a place to which he contributed and supported throughout his life. Jim was the son of Dr. Jay W. McClimans and Martha Orr McClimans, who raised their family in Hammond down the street from Southeastern’s beautiful campus. In 1942, Jay began serving as a mathematics professor … Continue reading Leaving a Legacy: James McClimans

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Alumni Spotlight: Jasmine C. Tate

After living her life in the South, Southeastern graduate Jasmine Tate found her way to Southern California, growingin her dream career as marketing and communications manager at TGR Foundation—a Tiger Woods Charity located in Irvine, California. Tate graduated Southeastern in the fall of 2014 with a Bachelor of Arts in Mass Communication with concentrations in public relations and organizational communication and a minor in Spanish. … Continue reading Alumni Spotlight: Jasmine C. Tate

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TikTok Cop

SOUTHEASTERN UPD HAS FOUND A NEW WAY TO ENGAGE THE COMMUNITY AND MEET STUDENTS WHERE THEY ARE—AND IT’S GOING VIRAL. Community policing is a challenge for every police department across the United States. This is no different for campus police departments. They deal with the same challenges as every police department in the country when trying to connect to the community. Southeastern, through the work … Continue reading TikTok Cop

Drive to Win

Southeastern student Darian Boesch has mastered the formula for combining his business education and passion for speed—becoming an NHRA World Champion. From video or pick-up games to art, yoga, or getting lost in the great outdoors, most students have a hobby, a way to unwind and recharge at the end of a long day or week. But Southeastern senior and Ponchatoula resident Darian Boesch has … Continue reading Drive to Win

Beauty in the Chaos

THE VISUAL ARTS HAVE BEEN HARD HIT BY THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC, BUT SOUTHEASTERN’S CONTEMPORARY ART GALLERY IS TAKING AN ACTIVE ROLE IN KEEPING THEM ALIVE AND STRONG FOR THE ENTIRE COMMUNITY. Throughout this past year of world-wide uncertainties brought on by the pandemic, there has perhaps never been a better time for both creating and engaging with the arts. As Thomas Merton once said, “Art … Continue reading Beauty in the Chaos

Media Shelf: Angela Wood’s The Motivational Interviewing Workbook

Assistant Professor of Social Work Dr. Angela Wood’s new book, The Motivational Interviewing Workbook: Exercises to Decide What You Want and How to Get There, was released this past fall—and it couldn’t be more timely. Between COVID-19, the economic downtown, natural disasters, and other world events over this past year, it’s hard to imagine anyone who hasn’t felt some emotional toll. And when feeling a … Continue reading Media Shelf: Angela Wood’s The Motivational Interviewing Workbook

Strengthening Business Outreach Efforts in St. Tammany Parish

Southeastern President John L. Crain and St. Tammany Corporation CEO Chris Masingill recently formalized a coordinated effort to expand access to services and resources to the business community in St. Tammany Parish through an innovative agreement. The partnership will provide enhanced technical assistance and increased collaborative efforts to best support businesses in St. Tammany Parish. “One of the hallmarks of effective regional universities is a … Continue reading Strengthening Business Outreach Efforts in St. Tammany Parish

President’s Medal of Excellence

Each year, Southeastern President John L. Crain bestows the University’s most prestigious honor, the President’s Award for Excellence, to faculty and staff excelling in the areas of research, teaching, faculty service, and staff service. Meet our 2020 recipients: Brian Crother, Margaret Gonzalez-Perez, Gerlinde Beckers, and Paulette Poche. Brian CrotherPresident’s Excellence Award in ResearchFor this year’s recipient of the President’s Award for Excellence in Research, winning … Continue reading President’s Medal of Excellence