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'Welcome Week' kicks off new semester at Southeastern

Contact: Elise Doster


     HAMMOND –Southeastern Louisiana University is hosting a fun-filled week of activities, Aug. 25-29, to start a new semester and welcome students back to school.

     Jason Leader, coordinator of the Campus Activities Board, said “Welcome Week” is a great way to inform students of the many associations and services available to Southeastern students.

     Various campus organizations and offices in the Division of Student and Public Affairs will sponsor the week’s activities and Leader invites everyone to take part and get involved.

     "Southeastern is committed to providing students with opportunities to become engaged and involved on campus," said Interim President John Crain. "We strongly believe those students who participate in organizations and activities enjoy a value-added college experience."

     “Welcome Week” begins Monday, Aug. 25, with the Student Government Association and Student Disability Services sponsored event “Aiming for A’s.” Focused on student goals and success, “Aiming for A’s” is scheduled from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Student Union Mall.

     Local businesses will be “Getting Bizzy in the Union” on Tuesday, Aug. 26, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Student Union Mall by showcasing their companies and giving away prizes. Student Housing will also hold a “Freshman Hey Day” meet-and-greet on Tuesday from 4 –7 p.m. next to Louisiana Hall.

     Wednesday, Aug. 27, will include a Student Organization Fair featuring student representatives from campus associations and a lively social event sponsored by Greek Life. The Student Organization Fair is scheduled from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Student Union Mall. Students will be able to receive career guidance and sign-up for campus organizations. The organization fair will be followed by “Luau on the Lawn,” an outdoor social event beginning at 5 p.m. between Greek Village and Southeastern Oaks.

     A part-time job fair will take place Aug. 28, from 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. in the Student Union Mall and feature more than 40 area companies currently recruiting part-time employees. The event sponsored by Career Services will give students the opportunity to hand out resumes and network with local businesses.

     “Welcome Week” will wrap up Friday, Aug. 29, with “Healthy Body/Healthy Mind,” a new event intended to promote health and life balance to Southeastern students. The University Counseling Center and Health Center will be available from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Student Union Mall to answer questions, take blood pressure and offer free health advice.

     For more information about Welcome Week, contact Leader at 985-549-3805. 

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