Southeastern named a Forbes Top College
Southeastern is once again among Forbes’ top higher education institutions in the
nation, having been named to the list of America’s Top Colleges 2018. Only the top
650 public and private higher education institutions in the United States make the
annual Forbes Top Colleges report.
“Southeastern prides itself in providing our students with unparalleled academic
rigor and an exceptional collegiate experience,” said President John Crain. “Our faculty
and staff are truly invested in our students’ success and it shows. This recognition
at a national level is a testament to their work and dedication.”
According to Forbes’ methodology for its America’s Top Colleges 2018 report,
the schools included distinguish themselves from competitors due to their belief in
“output over input.” Forbes states it is not interested in what gets a student into
college, but rather on a students’ return on investment and success after graduation.
The 2018 list focuses specifically on measures of post-graduate income, student debt,
student satisfaction, graduation rate and academic success. Forbes utilizes resources
such as the Center for College Affordability and Productivity, the Integrated Postsecondary
Education Data System from the Department of Education and PayScale.com to calculate
According to Assistant Editor Carter Coudriet, Forbes aims to measure what we
believe students care about most. Where will a college steer them in their life after
graduation? How likely are they to find success in their chosen field, to earn enough
money to pay their student debt, to win career accolades, to become leaders in private
and public life? How effectively does their school support them so they can graduate
within four or six years and join the workforce?
The full list is available at https://www.forbes.com/top-colleges/list/.
Register for Emergency Alert System
For those who haven’t yet registered for the Southeastern Emergency Alert System,
a new semester is the perfect opportunity to sign up to receive notices via phone,
text or email addresses in addition to Southeastern email accounts, which are automatically
Registration is free and only takes a minute or two to complete. Students, faculty
and staff can register for the system by visiting southeastern.edu/about/safe_campus/alert/.
The system is tested periodically to ensure successful message delivery, but
otherwise is used exclusively for emergency notices, including weather-related campus
Southeastern emphasizes a comprehensive approach to campus safety and emergency
preparedness with the Southeastern Emergency Alert System as one of its facets. Information
on all the various offerings and endeavors can be found at southeastern.edu/safecampus.
Included in the overall plan are sirens located strategically across campus that
will sound in the event of an emergency.
“If you hear the sirens, check your device for information on the current situation,”
said Vice President of Administration and Finance Sam Domiano. “Communications will
come via email and also via text and phone for those who have registered for those
additional delivery methods.”
The southeastern.edu homepage is also a source of information for situations
developing on campus or weather-related warnings and updates.
To help the campus community be prepared for various emergency scenarios that
may occur, an app is available to provide students, faculty and staff with simple
instructions and recommendations for actions to take in the event of an on-campus
Go to southeastern.edu/safecampusapp on any smart phone or device to download
the free app. You’ll be prompted how to save the app to your device’s home screen.
The app can direct dial the University Police Department from its home screen
and from links embedded throughout its sections. Among the areas addressed on the
app are suggested steps to take in the case of an active shooter or stabbing on campus,
bomb threat, fire or explosion or intruder/mental health emergency. It also addresses
procedures to be taken for a lockdown, shelter in place, evacuation, physical injury,
sexual assault, weapons on campus and weather emergencies.
“We certainly hope such responses never have to be employed,” Domiano said. “But
we also want our campus community to be prepared.”
Southeastern Athletics Announces Clear Bag Policy
To increase public safety, Southeastern Athletics will institute a clear bag policy
for all ticketed athletic events, beginning with the 2018 football season.
The policy mirrors the safety precautions taken upon entrance to professional
and collegiate sporting venues throughout the country. In addition to SLU home football
games at Strawberry Stadium, the policy will also be enforced at men’s and women’s
basketball games in the University Center, baseball games at Alumni Field and softball
games at North Oak Park.
Approved items include plastic zip top bags (no larger than one gallon) that
are re-sealable and clear, clear drawstring/cinch bags or clear totes (plastic, vinyl
or PVC) that are no larger than 12 inches by 6 inches by 12 inches, small clutch purses
no larger than 4.5 inches by 6.5 inches and seat cushions with no pockets and no larger
than 16 inches.
Fans can wear or carry items such as binoculars, hand-held electronic devices
and cameras (with lenses shorter than four inches) without carrying cases.
Among the prohibited items are briefcases, backpacks, camera cases, purses, fanny
packs, oversized tote bags, printed pattern plastic bags, mesh bags, reusable grocery
totes, duffel bags and tinted or textured bags.
For more information on the Southeastern Athletics clear bag policy, visit www.LionSports.net/Clear
or contact Senior Associate Athletic Director for Internal Operations Andrew Bechac
at 549-3419 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Southeastern Alumnus, Chick fil-A Vice President to speak on campus
Marketing and Supply Chain Management is hosting prestigious Southeastern Alumnus,
Rob Dugas, vice-president of purchasing and chief supply officer of Chick fil-A, and
four fellow co-workers from the Chick fil-A corporate office.
The additional members of the Chick fil-A team include the following: Chloe Griffin,
regional operator support lead-supply chain consultant (logistics); David Kessler,
sourcing lead-packaging; Derrick Hooks, senior sourcing lead-commodities/oils; and
Mindi Daniels, senior lead, program management-supply chain.
The executives will speak to students and faculty throughout the day on Wednesday,
Aug. 29, and Thursday, Aug. 30 in Garrett Hall.
For more information, contact April Assavedo at 549-2277 or email@example.com.
September 17 is fall 2018 graduation application deadline
The final day for Southeastern students to apply to graduate in fall 2018 is Sept.
17, the university announced today.
Students who do not submit the fee and application by Sept. 17 will not be considered
a degree candidate for the Fall 2018 term. The $25 application fee should be paid
directly to the Controller’s Office, located on North Campus in the Financial Aid
Building, prior to completing the graduation application.
Candidates for associate’s, bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degrees can apply
for graduation by logging into their LeoNet campus accounts and choosing the “Self
Service, Degree Progress/Graduation, Apply for Graduation” option. Instructions are
available at southeastern.edu/admin/registrar/graduation/ or from the Southeastern Office of the Registrar at 549-2066. There is also a direct
link available at www.southeastern.edu/graduation.
Students seeking help on completing the graduation application can also go to
the recently opened Enrollment Services Express office on main campus in the Student
Union, room 1301.
The graduation application for the Spring 2019 Commencement is now open.
Visit www.southeastern.edu/applyforgraduation for information regarding graduation application, deadlines, and fees.