What's UP @ Southeastern

What's Up at Southeastern is a biweekly newsletter sent to all students with information on upcoming events, experiences and opportunities on campus. You may submit content for consideration for inclusion in an upcoming issue. See the Submission Guidelines. Header photo taken by senior psychology major Alexis Benjamin.

This edition of What's up covers events from October 15 - 27, 2018.

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Featured Events

Outdoor Movie Night

Outdoor Movie Night

Friday, Oct. 19 at 7 pm; Student Union Park

The spooky season is here - start it off by watching The Conjuring outside under the stars! Rain location: Parking garage.

Full Court Fest

Full Court Fest

Tuesday, Oct. 23 at 7 pm; University Center

Southeastern students will get the chance to get an early look at the 2018-19 SLU basketball teams at the 11 Annual Full Court Fest. The first 300 students in attendance will receive free t-shirts. The event's presenting sponsor, Olive Garden, will also provide free food for students.

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Academic Notices

Deadline to Withdraw

The deadline to withdraw from classes or resign from the University is Friday, Nov. 2 at 12:30 pm. 

Save the Date: Priority Registration

Priority Registration for Spring 2019 classes will be held Monday, Nov. 12 - Friday, Nov. 16.

Upcoming Events

Orientation Leaders

Orientation Leader Information Meeting

Monday, Oct. 15 from 4-5:15 pm
Student Union Room 2207

Do you have what it takes to be a Southeastern Orientation Leader? Come find out about the life of an OL at the final interest meeting. The deadline to apply is Friday, Oct. 19.

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Miss Southeastern Applications Due

Miss Southeastern Applications Due

Monday, Oct. 15

CAB has sponsored the Miss Southeastern pageant since the 1970's. Each Miss Southeastern goes on to compete in the Miss Louisiana pageant, as well as many exciting events throughout the year as she represents Southeastern.

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Mid-Term Help Sessions

Mid-Term Help Sessions with the Center for Student Excellence

Monday, Oct. 15 to Tuesday, Oct. 16 at 3:30 pm
Sims Library, room 474

Are your mid-term grades in trouble? Do you need help getting back on track? The Center for Student Excellence offers two sessions to help you plot a course for a more successful semester.

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Then and Now

Then and Now Lecture

Wednesday, Oct. 17 at 1 pm
Pottle Auditorium

Joseph Ricci, a Southeastern history major and employee of the Louisiana Civil War Museum, will present “The Beloved Chaplain – Reverend Thomas Railey Markham, D.D.”


Paddleboarding on Lake Maurpas

Friday, Oct  19, 1:30-4:30

Lake Maurepas

Transportation will be provided.  We will depart from the Rec at 1:30 pm and will return around 4:30 pm.  The first 11 to sign up, have a spot.  No experience necessary.  All equipment provided and YES, there will be life jackets.

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Haunted House Casting Call

Haunted House Casting Call

Apply by Thursday, October 18 by 5 pm

Could you be seriously scary? CAB is looking for volunteers for the second annual Haunted House, to be held Oct. 29-31 at the Union. Looking for: Actors, Makeup Artists, Prop Creation and Event Staff.

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Solid Gold Saturday

Solid Gold Saturday / Hall of Fame Football Game

Saturday, Oct. 20 7 pm
Strawberry Stadium

All fans are encouraged to Gold-Out the ‘Berry for the annual Solid Gold Saturday game!  The first 200 students in the gates will receive a megaphone to make Strawberry Stadium the loudest stadium in the Southland!  The Hall of Fame inductees and returning members will be recognized at halftime.

Your Best 10 Minutes

Your Best 10 Minutes

Monday, Oct. 22 at 1 pm
Pottle Hall Theatre
Five professors have 10 minutes to talk about anything they like. The lineup includes Mary White of the Biology Department, Margaret Gonzalez-Perez of the History and Political Science Department, Dan Hollander of the Kinesiology Department, Kent Neuerburg of the Math Department, and Rhett Allain of the Physics Department.

Common Read Author Image

Common Read: Claire Vaye Watkins

Monday, Oct. 22 at 6:30 pm
Student Union Theatre

Claire Vaye Watkins, author of Battleborn, will present a reading, reception, and book signing of her award-winning short story collection about the American West. The Common Read provides students and community members the opportunity to read selected works and then meet their contemporary author.

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Did You Know?

Fanfare, Southeastern’s celebration of the arts, humanities and social sciences held every October, offers a variety of cultural events that appeal to the entire region. Full Calendar of Events >

Grad Fair

Grad Fair

Tuesday, October 23, 9:00 am - 5:00 pm & Wednesday, October 24, 9:00 am - 3:00 pm;
Student Union Ballroom

Graduating this semester? Don’t miss Grad Fair - your one-stop shop for all of your commencement needs such as cap and gown, class ring, graduation photos, invitations and more!

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Reconnect Farmer's Market

Reconnect Farmers Market

Wednesday, Oct.  24 from 10 am - 2 pm
In front of Student Union

Stop by the first student-led farmers market in Louisiana for fresh produce, food, pies, coffee, soaps, jewelry, live music and more!

The Rocky Horror Picture Show

“Then and Now: Oh… Rocky!

Wednesday, Oct. 24 at 12:30 pm
Pottle Auditorium

Come listen to “Rob and Burn Brothers” at 12:30 pm before the 1 pm lecture. Dr. Joe Burns will discuss how “The Rocky Horror Picture Show” went from successful stage play to massive onscreen flop to cultural phenomenon.

Wearable Art Fashion Show

Wearable Art Fashion Show

Thursday, Oct. 25 at 7 pm
Southeastern’s Contemporary Art Gallery

This new event is a fashion runway walk featuring costumes and fashion created by Southeastern theatre design and art students.

Mindfulness Breaks on Tuesday at 5 pm

Mindfulness Breaks

Tuesdays at 5 pm;
Sims Library, 3rd floor

University Health Center and the Counseling Center offer weekly Mindfulness breaks to help you regain focus and manage stress. Each 30-minute session guides you through breathing exercises that help you expand your awareness, improve your focus, and be present in each moment.

The Pick

The Pick -- Call for Submissions

Date and Time are Ongoing.
Accepting throughout the semester.

The Pick, a journal of outstanding student works from across the Southeastern curriculum, is now accepting submissions for the next volume. Published bi-annually by the English Department and the Southeastern Writing Center. Email submissions to thepick@southeastern.edu.

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Lions Gameday App

Game Day app

Download now!

Download the new mobile game day experience app and take your fan experience to the next level! Students will have the opportunity to earn points and prizes for activities like checking in to games or other special events. There will be a pick-up day for students in November! More details to follow.

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United Way

Lion Up for United Way

October 29 - November 3

Campus Wide 

Plenty of activies will include penny war organizations, Punch Out Poverty punching bags, and donation jars. Students can learn their Love Language  by stopping at the "5 Love Languages Table".  During tailgating for the Nov. 3 football game t-shirts will be given away with a minimum donation of $10.  


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