What's Up at Southeastern

What's Up at Southeastern is a biweekly newsletter sent to all students with information on upcoming events, experiences and opportunities on campus. Header photo by Art Education sophomore Breshon Foster.

This edition of What's Up covers events from April 9 - 22, 2018.

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Featured Events


ULS Day at the Capitol

Join us as we Lion Up at the State Capitol to promote the Universities of Louisiana System and advocate for support of higher education from our state's leaders. Lunch will be provided and you can register for free bus transportation provided by SGA.

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Strawberry Jubilee

Strawberry Jubilee

Wednesday, April 18 from 11 am - 2 pm
Student Union Park

Strawberry Jubilee is a Southeastern tradition - stop by for activities, giveaways and free food including red beans & rice, crawfish, and of course - sweet treats! There will be lots of fun as we celebrate "Down Da Bayou." 

Freshman Connect Events

Freshman Connect Events

Various Dates and Locations

Freshman students, this is your opportunity to learn more about your major as you prepare to enter your second year here at Southeastern. Attend as many as you like! 

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Academic Notices

Monday, April 9

Priority Registration for Summer and Fall 2018 Begins

Monday, April 16

Open Registration for Summer and Fall 2018 Begins

Upcoming Events

Science on Tap

Science on Tap

Tuesday, April 10 at 7 pm
Tope La in Hammond

How realistic is bringing a dinosaur back to life using modern genetic technology? Assistant Professor of Biology instructor Raul E. Diaz, Jr. explores the science of Jurassic Park. 

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Zeke Thomas

Sexual Assault Awareness Speaker: Zeke Thomas

Tuesday, April 10 at 7 pm
University Center

Zeke Thomas brings a powerful message of community to our campus by sharing his own experience as a sexual assault survivor.

SGA Elections

SGA Elections

Tuesday, April 10 - Thursday, April 12

Let your voice be heard! Click the link to meet the candidates and cast your vote starting Tuesday.

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Sims Library book sale

Book Sale

Tuesday, April 10 - Thursday, April 12
Sims Library lobby

Thousands of books for sale including popular fiction, sci-fi, biography, literature, poetry, cookbooks, self-help, art and photography, education, history, political science, sociology and religion.

Readings at Sims Library

Readings At Sims

Tuesday, April 10 at 6:30 pm
Sims Library, 3rd floor

Readings at Sims is an annual showcase for talented writers on campus who will read from their original works.


Student Softball Promotion

Wednesday, April 11 at 6 pm
North Oak Park

Join Lady Lion Softball for the annual student promotion! The first 100 students will receive a free t-shirt and snack as the Lady Lions take on the Cajuns of Lafayette. 

Pool Tournament

CAB Pool Tournament

Wednesday, April 11 at 6 pm
Union Game Room

Free pool all day! Tournament starts at 6 pm. Singles and doubles sign up is from 5-6 pm.

The Hunting Ground

Sexual Assault Awareness Showing: "The Hunting Ground"

Wednesday, April 11 at 7 pm
Pennington Center

View this documentary about sexual violence on college campuses and the student survivors who are leading a movement for change.

Grilled Cheese Day

Grilled Cheese Day

Thursday, April 12 from 11 am - 1 pm
The Mane Dish

An old favorite is for lunch today! Use your meal plan, Cub Cash or pay cash/debit. 

Strawberry Relays

Strawberry Relays

Saturday, April 14 starting at 9 am
SLU Track & Field Complex

Spend your Saturday supporting the Lions for Strawberry Relays. Check in to the Lion Up Loyalty app at the event for 50 points!

Be Summer Smart!

Southeastern's Summer Semester helps you get ahead faster and smarter with reduced costs on high demand undergraduate courses, including a large selection of online/hybrid courses. Earn credits in 4-8 weeks! Learn More >


Southeastern Students' Research, Creative, and Scholarly Activities Showcase

Tuesday, April 17 from 9 am to 2 pm
Student Union Ballroom - 3rd floor

View interesting and inspiring projects from Lions from all of our programs! If you'd like to participate, the application deadline is Wednesday, April 11.

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Kettlebell on the Lawn

Kettleball on the Lawn

Tuesday, April 17 from 12 - 12:50 pm
Outside lawn in front of Pennington Center

Meet up with our Rec Sports & Wellness crew outside of the Pennington Center for a mid-day outdoor kettlebell class!

Readings with Jack Bedell

Readings with Louisiana's Poet Laureate Jack Bedell

Tuesday, April 17 at 5 pm
Sims Library, 3rd floor

Louisiana Poet Laureate and Southeastern English professor Dr. Jack Bedell will discuss the writer's craft and read some of his award-winning poetry. This will be a treat for readers and writers.

Study Break

Baseball Study Break

Tuesday, April 17 at 6 pm
Pat Kenelly Diamond at Alumni Field

Take a break, enjoy some baseball.  Be a part of the first 200 students in the gates when the Lions host the Golden Eagles of Southern Mississippi and receive a free pack to ease the pain that is finals week.  

Freshman Success Workshop

Freshman Success Workshop

Wednesday, April 18 or Thursday, April 19

Student Union, Room 2203

11 am; 12:30 pm; or 2 pm 

This "Passion to Profession" workshop focuses on identifying values that will help students choose a fulfilling career path.



Wednesday, April 18 at 7:30 pm

Columbia Theatre

Mummenschanz is an experimental troupe formed in Switzerland made up of performers whose techniques include acting, puppeteering and expressive dance. Don't miss this unique show - student tickets are only $15!

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Job Fair

2018 Summer Part-Time Job Fair

Thursday, April 19 from 9:30 am - 2:30 pm
Student Union Breezeway

Come as you are between classes to interact with 35+ local and regional employers who are seeking to hire students for summer part-time and internship positions.


Battleship in the Pool

Friday, April 20 at 10 am (Check-in at 9:30 am)

Kinesiology Pool

Make a team of 4 and meet Rec Sports and Wellness at the Kinesiology Pool for BATTLESHIP! The object is to sink everyone else's canoe before they sink yours!

Art Exhibit

Visual Art + Design Spring 2018 Senior Exhibition

April 19 - May 12
SLU Contemporary Art Gallery, 100 East Stadium

Stop by to view the artwork of Southeastern's Visual Art + Design seniors. The exhibition reception is April 19 from 5 - 7:30 pm.

Super Lion Saturday

Super Lion Saturday

Saturday, April 21

It's our annual celebration of all things Southeastern Athletics! The Spring Football Game is at 2 pm in Strawberry Stadium, plus softball and baseball action!

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Out of the Darkness Walk

Out of the Darkness Walk

Saturday, April 21 from 9 - 11 am
Pennington Center

Walkers will gather together to raise awareness for prevention of suicide. Register online below or at the event starting at 8 am.

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Movie on the Field

Save the Date:
Film on the Field: Jumanji

Wednesday, April 25  at 7 pm
Strawberry Stadium Field

Join us for a movie under the stars on the field of Strawberry Stadium!



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