The Story Behind the Bricks

Southeastern’s Friendship Bricks solidify cherished memories and create lasting legacies in the heart of Southeastern’s campus. Friendship Circle is the heart of campus, and its pulse is embedded in the memories of Southeastern’s students, alumni, and community friends. Nestled between the area’s legendary Friendship Oak and new Lion statue sits Southeastern’s Friendship Brick Plaza. Graduation recognitions, memorials, marriage proposals and more line the pavement of … Continue reading The Story Behind the Bricks

Legend in the Making: Cole Kelley

Southeastern quarterback Cole Kelley continues to demonstrate excellence on the field, recently taking home the prestigious Walter Payton Award. When the 2021 Southeastern football season kicked off on September 4 in Strawberry Stadium, the Lions featured the best player in the Football Championship Subdivision (FCS) under center. Senior quarterback Cole Kelley received the Stats Perform Walter Payton Award—the Heisman Trophy of the FCS—in May. After … Continue reading Legend in the Making: Cole Kelley

The Sound of Success

A Southeastern professor and two student researchers teamed up to develop beyond gold standard cochlear implant sound technology in only eight weeks, earning a national award. Southeastern Professor of Physics Sanichiro Yoshida and graduate students Anthony Calmes and Conor McGibboney, both of Hammond, are making waves in research that could one day help others. Their efforts were recently recognized on a national level, earning an … Continue reading The Sound of Success

Lion Pride Career Closet

A new Southeastern initiative is outfitting students for career success. For many college students in the U.S., financial worries are an everyday burden. And once all the costs associated with earning a degree are paid, both monetary and in terms of hard work and time, there can still be one more barrier to landing that first big job—the need for professional clothing. According to a … Continue reading Lion Pride Career Closet

Tinsley Learning Center

Southeastern’s new Tinsley Learning Center is helping enhance student learning opportunities and success. Tinsley Hall reopened this past year after undergoing a suite of renovations. A campus landmark for over 60 years, its array of physical updates were designed to better meet the needs of today’s campus community—and to provide even more opportunities for deeper learning and increased academic achievement through its new Tinsley Learning … Continue reading Tinsley Learning Center

Giving Back: Freda Oddo Green and Ruth Settoon Kenelly

Two beloved members of the Southeastern community have left a lasting legacy on students, the University, and those who knew them, embodying the spirit of giving back and of true Lion Pride. Some people become members of our Southeastern Family by earning their degree here, some by joining the ranks of staff and faculty. Others are initially drawn to becoming part of the community on … Continue reading Giving Back: Freda Oddo Green and Ruth Settoon Kenelly

Generating World-Class Research and Student Learning Opportunities Through $1,125,000 National Science Foundation Grant

The National Science Foundation (NSF) has awarded a Southeastern biologist and specialist in evolution, computational biology, and phylogenetics a grant of $1,125,000. Phylogenetics is the study of evolutionary relationships among biological entities—often species, individuals, or genes. Assistant Professor of Biological Sciences April Wright received the five-year grant to integrate information from the fossil record with data collected from living species to infer phylogenetic relationships. The … Continue reading Generating World-Class Research and Student Learning Opportunities Through $1,125,000 National Science Foundation Grant

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

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