Southeastern announces fee waivers for Summer Online
In order to provide greater access to summer classes, Southeastern is waiving all
student-assessed fees and non-resident fees for the summer semester. This applies
to both undergraduate and graduate students.
Chief Enrollment Management Officer Kay Maurin said Southeastern is committed
to ensuring the population it serves has access to higher education during this challenging
“We care about the financial health of our students. Southeastern is waiving
these fees for the summer semester due to the evolving nature of this unique time
and need for summer classes by so many students,” Maurin said. “We want our students
to be able to continue with their educational goals, even during a time when they
may be experiencing hardships in other areas of their lives.”
With the ongoing uncertainty regarding the coronavirus pandemic and its impacts
on so many, Southeastern moved forward to ensure students have the best possible opportunities
to continue pursuit of their educational goals by significantly reducing the cost
of the upcoming summer semester.
The summer semester is offered in three terms: two four-week terms, one in June
and one in July, and one eight-week term running June through July. A broad range
of courses is being offered across all three terms.
For more information, visit southeastern.edu/summeronline.
Artigues elected to LBCA Hall of Fame
Southeastern Director of Athletics Jay Artigues has been elected to the Louisiana
Baseball Coaches Association Hall of Fame, association executive director Tim O’Neal
Joining Artigues in the Class of 2021 are Bob Lemons (St. Amant H.S.), Larry
Schneider (Rummel H.S.), Johnny Hoffpauir (Vidalia H.S.), Larry Stegall (Downsville
H.S.), John Altobello (DeLaSalle H.S.) and Rick Jones (Tulane).
Inductions will be held at the annual LBCA Convention, slated for Jan. 15-16,
The new class will join previously inducted members Tony Johns, Dwayne “Beetle”
Bailey, Skip Bertman, Micah Harper, Don Boniol, M. L. Woodruff, Reginald Lambright,
Jeff Schexnaider, Ronnie Coker, David Moreau, Ron Maestri, Wilbert Ellis and Tony
Artigues served as the head baseball coach at Southeastern from 2006 until taking
over as the athletic director following the 2013 season. He compiled a 276-188 on-field
record, placing him second on the school’s all-time wins list.
Southeastern baseball established itself as a growing force in the region under
Artigues, producing three All-Americans, four Freshman All-Americans, a Capital One
Academic All-American, the NCBWA National Stopper of the Year, the Southland Conference’s
Player, Hitter, Relief Pitcher and Freshman of the Year, numerous All-Conference and
Southland All-Academic players, as well as Southeastern single-season and career record
He was named the Louisiana Sports Writers Association Co-Coach of the Year in
2010 after Southeastern climbed into the national rankings for the first time at the
Division I level. The Lions remained in the polls for eight straight weeks that season,
reaching as high as No. 17.
A member of Artigues’ first Lion squad, Wade Miley, was a first-round pick of
the Arizona Diamondbacks in the 2009 MLB Draft, represented the club in the 2012 MLB
All-Star Game and was honored by the Sporting News as their Rookie of the Year for
the National League that same season.
Southeastern Channel named Best Television Station in the South
For the fifth time in the past eight years, the Southeastern Channel has been recognized
as the “Best College Television Station in the South.”
The channel earned first place “Best of South” honors for the second year in
a row and the third time in the past five years at the annual Southeast Journalism
Conference in Hattiesburg, Miss. Its five years of winning “Best TV Station” since
2013 are the most of any university in the southeast region of the U.S. During that
span the only times that the Southeastern Channel did not win first place, it won
The SEJC is comprised of 39 universities from Louisiana, Mississippi, Arkansas,
Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Tennessee, and North Carolina. The Southeast Journalism
Conference celebrates student journalism and offers an opportunity for participants
to develop relationships with students from schools throughout the southeast United
“It’s a great honor to once again be ranked as the very best college television
station in the South,” said Southeastern Channel General Manager Rick Settoon. “This
is a tribute to the high quality standards of our students, the Southeastern Channel
staff, and the television instructors in the Department of Communication and Media
In addition, the Southeastern Channel won third place for “Best College Video
Newscast” for the student newscast, “Northshore News.” The newscast has won first
place four times in the past nine years, the most of any school in the region.
SOUTHEASTERN CHANNEL IS BEST IN THE SOUTH -- The Southeastern Channel was recently honored with first place “Best Television
Station in the South” recognition for the fifth time in eight years by the Southeast
Journalism Conference, made up of schools from all states in the southeast U.S. The
channel also won third place “Best of South” honors for “Best TV Newscast” for “Northshore
News.” Individual students honored (from left) were Dylan Domangue of Houma, fifth
place for “Best TV Journalist;” Lily Gayle of Greensburg, reporter for award-winning
“Northshore News;” and Chris Rosato of Mandeville, third place for both “Best TV Journalist”
and “Best TV Anchoring.”
Summer work schedule begins today
Effective today, May 18, the university began a four-day workweek with 10-hour days.
The officially recognized work schedule for employees of the university is from 7
a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday with a 30-minute lunch break. The university
will resume the four and a half day (4 1/2) workweek on Aug. 10.
It is recognized that work schedules within offices/work units may need to be
varied from the officially recognized schedule in order to provide coverage due to
special circumstances. The university has a Flexible Schedule Policy to facilitate such requests which can be found on the university's website. An approved
flexible work schedule must be submitted to Human Resources prior to the beginning
of the semester. A request for a flexible schedule is not required for those employees
that are continuing to work remotely.
Any questions regarding the return to work plan for a specific area should be
addressed to the Department/Unit Head. Each Vice President will communicate to departments
as plans are finalized for a return to work. Departments should expect that working
remotely will not change until an official notification has been communicated from
the respective Vice President.
It is recognized that during this period there may be problems that arise which
are not specifically addressed here. Please feel free to contact Sam Domiano at extension
2282 or Khalli Hagan at extension 2088 as the need arises.
Southeastern student reporter honored with award from LA-MS APME
The work of a staff reporter of Southeastern’s student-run newspaper, The Lion’s Roar,
recently placed first in the category of Editorials in the Louisiana-Mississippi Associated
Press Broadcasters and Media Editors competition.
Dylan Meche, a sophomore political science major from Baton Rouge, was recognized
for his editorial writing. The three pieces selected for recognition opined various
topics ranging from registering to vote, open relationships, and the struggles of
students new to campus.
“It is very exciting to be recognized in this way,” said Meche. “I am extremely
thankful to have been part of this wonderful newspaper staff throughout the past year.
The creative work that my fellow staff reporters put out on a weekly basis makes me
proud to be associated with The Lion's Roar. These wonderful, talented and determined
people have allowed our paper to reach new heights, and I am looking forward to seeing
how high we can go.”
Since joining the staff of The Lion’s Roar as a reporter last October, Meche
has been assigned to write both news and opinion pieces.
“It is great to hear that Dylan has been recognized for his editorial writing,”
said Jacob Summerville, editor-in-chief of The Lion’s Roar and a political science
junior from Greenwell Springs. “Ever since he joined the staff last fall, Dylan has
been a strong writer and a diligent reporter. His first-place award is fitting for
the amount of thought and structuring he puts into each opinion piece. I’m excited
to see where else he’ll win awards and how he’ll improve as a reporter.”
Southeastern Alumni launches business directory
Southeastern Alumni Association has launched the Southeastern Connect business directory,
the association’s newest platform feature. The platform allows alumni business owners
to showcase and promote their businesses to other graduates free of charge.
The Southeastern Connect platform is an established source for online networking,
mentoring and job searches for alumni, and the business directory is now an added
benefit, said Executive Director of Alumni Relations Michelle Biggs.
“Business profiles provide platform users an in-depth description of the business’s
operations and accurate contact information,” said Biggs. “There’s even an option
to message the owner directly through our platform, and unlike other websites or social
media platforms, users can be confident about who is receiving their questions, comments,
or concerns because each business account is directly linked to an individual profile.”
Biggs said listed businesses have the option to extend exclusive offers to fellow
alumni that are completely customizable for each business.
“Whether it’s a discount, a special add-on to a purchase, or something even more
unique, all users can access and benefit from these offers that are exclusive to the
platform,” Biggs explained. “Users can also enjoy an easy search option based on business
name or geographic location that makes finding businesses a breeze.”
“During this time of uncertainty and financial loss, we need to support our alumni,
friends and community more than ever,” Biggs continued. “We are excited for the opportunity
to give our alumni owned businesses a platform that allows their business to shine.”
To join the business directory, visit southeasternconnect.org to create a personal
account. Once a profile is established, a business can be registered in the directory.
Biggs said those who do not own a business could support fellow alumni by creating
a personal account, searching the directory for local businesses, and enjoying special
offers and benefits.
For more information, visit southeastern.edu/alumni.
Southeastern ROTC Cadets commissioned
The Southern University Army ROTC Department conducted its spring 2020 Virtual Commissioning
Ceremony May 14, via Zoom. The virtual ceremony included two cross-enrolled cadets
Cadet Katie Tyson of Covington and Cadet Taylor Westbrook of Franklinton also
achieved the necessary requirements to become commissioned officers in the United
States Army. Southern University Army ROTC has six cadets, who will commission in
the United States Army as active duty officers and members of the Louisiana Army National
The guest speaker for the event was former Southern University Assistant Professor
of Military Science, Major General Joel K. Tyler. Major General Tyler is currently
the Commanding General of the Army Test and Evaluation Command Aberdeen Proving Ground,