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.

This edition of What's up covers events from February 18 - March 10, 2019.

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Featured Events

Big Event

Be a Part of Something BIG! March 30 is The Big Event

Join a team for Southeastern's 9th annual day of community service - The Big Event - on Saturday, March 30 (Rain Date: April 6).  Sponsored by SGA, The Big Event is a way for students to say THANK YOU to the local communities and organizations that support Southeastern in many ways. Register your team now, or join a team as an individual. You will be provided with supplies and food while you head out to local work sites and help make our community a better place for all to live.

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Grad Fair

Save the Date: Grad Fair

Tuesday, March 12, 9 am - 5 pm and Wednesday, March 13, 9 am - 3 pm
Student Union Ballroom

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

Group Exercise Class

Try a Class at the Rec

The Rec has over 30 group exercise classes each week - even on Saturdays! Pick a class and give it a try!

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Academic Notices

Mardi Gras Holidays

Monday, March 4 - Wednesday, March 6

Laissez les bon temps rouler, Lions! Classes resume on Thursday, March 7. 

Deadline to Withdraw

Friday, March 29 at 12:30 pm

Regular Classes: Last day to withdraw from classes or resign from the University.

Upcoming Events

Talking Trash at Sims Library

Talking Trash

Tuesday, Feb. 19 at noon
Sims Library, room 252

Bring your lunch, meet Southeastern’s recycling team, and learn how their efforts are making the University more sustainable.

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She Danced with a Red Fish

She Danced With a Red Fish

Tuesday-Friday, Feb. 19-22 at 7:30 pm
Vonnie Bordon Theatre in DVIC

Love is hard. Marie Laveau knows. Bring your student ID for free admission to the world premiere of the 2018 Inkslinger Award winner "She Danced with a Red Fish!" 

Dining Advisory Board meeting

Dining Advisory Board Meeting

Tuesday, Feb. 19 at 4 pm
Student Union Annex, room 2208

Your dining voice matters! Let us know how we can make your experience better. #EatingMadeEasy

Reconnect Farmer's Market

Reconnect Farmers Market

Wednesday, Feb. 20 from 10 am - 2 pm
In front of Student Union

Check out the first student-run farmers market of this semester, featuring pies, produce, food, coffee, soaps, jewelry, live music and more!

Play 4 Kay -- Pink Game

Play 4 Kay

Wednesday, Feb. 20 at 7 pm
University Center

The PRIDE Organization is proud to fundraise with "Play 4 Kay" with Lady Lion Basketball. The first 100 students in attendance to the game receive pink shirts! There will also be an in-game stationary bike challenge going on throughout the game. 

Leave Your Mark

2018 Yearbook Pickup

Thursday, Feb. 21 from 11 am - 1 pm
Student Union Breezeway

Have you picked up your free 2018 yearbook yet? Grab yours at the Le Souvenir "Leave Your Mark" event. Get a picture taken for a chance to be featured in the 2019 yearbook, and sign up for organization group photos. Plus, enjoy popcorn and buttons.   

Krewe of Omega

Krewe of Omega Parade

Friday, February 22 at 6:30 pm

Catch Hammond's own Mardi Gras parade, which rolls from the University Center down General Pershing and through Friendship Circle before taking N. Oak St. to downtown Hammond. 

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Saturday, Feb. 23 at 7:30 pm
Columbia Theatre in downtown Hammond

Check out Aquila Theatre's version of Mary Shelley's “Frankenstein” - considered by many to be the first true science fiction novel and the inspiration for countless film and stage adaptations. Tickets are $15 for Southeastern students with ID.

Baseball Tailgating

SLU Baseball Student Tailgate

Tuesday, Feb. 26 from 4:30-6 pm

Southeastern Parking Garage

Calling all Southeastern students! Join SGA in a student tailgate on top of the parking garage before the Lions host the Ragin’ Cajuns of the University of Louisiana at Lafayette. Free food, music, and fun will be had before we cheer on a green and gold victory!

SLU Dance

SLU Dance Spring Concert

Wednesday-Thursday, Feb. 27-28 at 7:30 pm

Vonnie Borden Theatre in D Vickers Hall

SLU Dance presents MAINSTAGE: Spring Dance/Movement Studies Concert. Tickets are $8 for students and can be purchased prior to the show. Live music will be performed and ACDA selected dances to represent Southeastern at the regional/national conference will be performed.

King cake photo

King Cake with Dean Willis

Thursday, Feb. 28 from 10-11:30

Tinsley Lounge (building behind Subway)

Want a new study spot? Check out the newly-opened Tinsley Student Lounge. Relax between classes, take a study break, and charge your phone. Stop by on Feb. 28 from 10-11:30 am and enjoy king cake with Dean of Students Gabe Willis.

King Cake Parade

CAB King Cake Parade

Thursday, Feb. 28

Kick off your break right with free King Cake from CAB! Look for the CAB golf cart king cake parade throughout campus.

SLU Wind Symphony

Wind Symphony Concert

Thursday, Feb. 28 at 7:30 pm
Pottle Music Building Auditorium

The Southeastern Symphonic Band and Wind Symphony present "The Elements of the Living" concert - free admission with student ID!

Intramural Softball

Intramural Softball

Register by March 7

Grab some friends and sign up for intramural softball! If you need help joining a team, contact The Rec at rsw.intramural@southeastern.edu.

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Sims Tutoring

Math & Chemistry Tutoring

Sundays and Mondays from 6 - 9 pm
Sims Memorial Library, near the 2nd floor Math Lab

The Tutoring Center offers free tutoring in math and chemistry every Sunday and Monday!


Did You Know?

All Southeastern students can take advantage of bringing a non-Southeastern friend to any baseball or softball game for $5. Show a valid Southeastern student ID at the box office/ticket office to receive a $5 ticket for your companion (limit of 2 tickets per student). 

Black History Month

Murder Mystery

Murder Mystery

Monday, Feb. 18 from 6 - 10 pm

Rec Center 107-108

Enjoy an evening of intrigue at "Murder at the Mardi Gras - The Masquerade!" Cost: $2. Sponsored by Black Student Union. 

Shook Ones

Shook Ones

Tuesday, Feb. 19 from 7 - 9 pm

Student Union Annex 2203

This forum will cover the topic of mental health and its importance in our everyday lives. Sponsored by the University Counseling Center.

Trap Karaoke

Trap Karaoke

Tuesday, Feb. 19 from 7 - 9 pm
Tinsley Hall 105

Enjoy a night of laughter and fun by singing along to your favorite party music. Sponsored by the Black Student Union.


Lecture: African Philosophy: Past and Future

Wednesday, Feb. 20 from 1 - 2 pm

Pottle Auditorium

Dr. Peter Gratton reviews the major trends in African philosophy, then discusses where the future of this set of philosophical traditions appears to be heading. Sponsored by Southeastern Department of History and Political Science.

Young, Black & Gifted

Young, Black & Gifted

Wednesday, Feb. 20 from 6-9 pm

SLU Contemporary Art Gallery

This event aims to bring awareness to Black History Month through all forms of art. Sponsored by MADE Men.


Dance Class with Flipside

Wednesday, Feb. 20 from 7:30 - 9 pm
Rec Center Room 107

Come learn some new moves as well as education on the importance of dancing in African culture. Sponsored by the Black Student Union.

Roll Bounce

Roll Bounce

Thursday, Feb. 21 at 7:30 pm
Ponchatoula Skating Rink (located at 22024 LA 22 in Ponchatoula)

Skating night event is sponsored by the Black Student Union.

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African-American History Celebration

African American History Celebration

Saturday, Feb. 23 from 9:30 - 11 am
CATE Teacher Education Center (KIVA)

The community is invited to this celebration of African American history featuring an essay contest, cultural music and speakers. Sponsored by Sons of Promise and Daughters of Destiny.

Mary Seacole Lecture

Lecture: Breaking All Boundaries in the Victorian Age

Tuesday, Feb. 26 from 11 am - 12 pm

Student Union Theatre

Dr. Samantha Cavell will discuss the story of Mary Seacole, a Jamaican nurse who aided thousands of British soldiers on the front lines of the Crimean War. Sponsored by Southeastern Department of History and Political Science.


"A Splash of Jazz" - An African American Heritage Show

Tuesday, Feb. 26 at 7 pm
Pottle Auditorium

Entertainment showcasing the influence of Jazz throughout the generations. Sponsored by Cultural Collision.

MISA Mane Dish Takeover

MISA Mane Dish Takeover

Wednesday, Feb. 27 at 5 pm
The Mane Dish

A Black History Month celebration sponsored by Dining Services and MISA.


Safety Tip

To promote student safety, we urge you to LION UP when walking on campus and remember to only cross streets at designated crosswalks:

Look both ways before crossing at crosswalks

Initiate eye contact with drivers entering roadways

Obey traffic rules, signs, and signals

Never assume a driver will give you the right of way

Use the pedestrian tunnel when crossing University Ave

Put down your phone and remove headphones to be alert of surroundings.

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