ByLion resumes summer schedule

Southeastern confers degrees

Fall Convocation scheduled

Southeastern in the news

Professional activities


ByLion to resume summer schedule
During the summer, ByLion will once again resume a schedule of production every other week. The deadline for ByLion entries will remain the same at 4 p.m. on Thursdays.
     ByLion will take a short break, but will return on June 9, after the summer semester has begun.

Southeastern confers degrees at spring commencement
Southeastern conferred degrees on approximately 1,200 graduates Saturday at the university's spring commencement exercises.
     ABC's Good Morning America co-host Robin Roberts was awarded an honorary doctor of humanities degree at the 10 a.m. ceremony in the University Center arena. Southeastern President John L. Crain recognized Roberts, a 1983 Southeastern communication graduate and former basketball star, who climbed the broadcasting career ladder from part time work at Southeastern's KSLU radio and Hammond's Northshore Broadcasting to a career with ESPN and later the ABC Network.
     Crain noted Roberts' numerous recognitions by various groups, including being named one of the NCAA's 100 Most Influential Student-Athletes, the Distinguished Alumnus Award from the American Association of State Colleges and Universities, the Arthur Ashe Courage Award, and the Be Greater Award for work with her community and Be the Match, a non-profit organization that manges the world's largest bone marrow donor registry. A breast cancer survivor, Roberts has alos been honored for her efforts to call attention to that disease, as well as myelodysplastic syndrome, known as pre-leukemia, for which she underwent a bone marrow transplant.
     Candidates for associate, bachelor's, master's and doctoral degrees were honored.
     In his welcome, Crain noted that the 1,218 individuals being recognized at commencement included 404 men and 814 women who were receiving 15 different degrees; and representatives from 19 states and 12 countries. Two candidates received the doctorate in educational leadership.
     The university awarded its highest academic honor, the President's Medal for Academic Excellence, to eight students with the highest cumulative grade point average in the university's five colleges.

1)President's Medal Winners2)Robin Roberts addresses graduates


1) PRESIDENTS MEDAL WINNERS – Southeastern awarded its highest academic honor, the Presidents Medal for Academic Excellence, to eight students with the highest cumulative grade point averages in the university's five colleges. Pictured on the front row, from left, are Jamie Allyn McNabb of Clinton, Rebecca Lynn Robicheaux of Baton Rouge, Emily Meagan Odenwald of Gloster, Miss., Anthony Donald Haase IV of Loranger, Meagan Lindsey Taylor of Covington, and Megan Leigh McMillin of Shorewood, Ill. Back row from left are Rep. Chris Broadwater, President John L. Crain, Lauren Nichole Jordan of Prairieville, Samantha Paige Chavers of Denham Springs, University of Louisiana System Board Member Andre Coudrain, and Rep. Steve Pugh.


2) ROBERTS ADDRESSES SOUTHEASTERN GRADUATES – ABC's "Good Morning America" co-host Robin Roberts addresses students and guests at Southeastern's spring commencement ceremony Saturday. A 1983 Southeastern graduate, Roberts received an honorary doctor of humanities degree.


Fall Convocation scheduled
Southeastern will launch the 2014-2015 academic year with its annual fall convocation for faculty and staff on Friday, August 15.  This year's program will begin at 11 a.m. and will be held on campus in the new Student Union Ballroom.
     The convocation will include the traditional presentation of the President's Awards for Excellence, the university's highest faculty and staff honors, as well as presentation of service awards to faculty and staff who have been with the university from 25 to 50 years. Also to be recognized are new faculty and staff, faculty tenure and promotions, and donors who have established newly endowed professorships.
     The annual Alumni Association-sponsored picnic will immediately follow the morning's ceremonies and will also take place in the Student Union Ballroom.


Southeastern in the news

Action News
Robin Roberts book signing planned by Southeastern Bookstore


BR Advocate
Traffic, route changes for SLU commencement

SLU honors outstanding students

Auditions set Thursday for fall dance concert

SLU student teachers, alumnus honored
Southeastern confers some 1200 degrees


Hammond Daily Star
Hammond radio icon honored

Roberts: An end and a beginning

Top medal winners honored


N.O. CityBusiness
Universities play catch-up for Louisiana's tech needs

Tech companies probe all sources for hiring needs


N.O. Times Picayune
Southeastern professor will present on separation of church and state on May 22 in Abita Springs

Southeastern inducts Phi Kappa Phi members

Southeastern College of Business recognizes top students

Google conference to be hosted by SLU in St. Tammany


Professional activities

Dr. Evan G. Mense and Dr. Kenneth E. Lane (both of Educational Leadership and Technology) have co-authored a book titled Marketing the Green School: Form, Function, and the Future to be released in July 2014. The book is published by IGI Global.


ByLion is published weekly online (bi-weekly during the summer session) for the faculty and staff of Southeastern Louisiana University. Send submissions to, SLU 10880, fax 985-549-2061, or bring to University Marketing and Communications Office in East Stadium. Submission deadline is 4:30 p.m. on Thursday.

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