Internet tour of Southeastern launched
Contact: Rene Abadie
HAMMOND – A lively, five-minute Internet tour of Southeastern Louisiana University has been launched to help provide prospective students and their parents a quick overview of the university.
Developed in cooperation with the national Web site YOUniversityTV.com, the tour features student, faculty and staff interviews and showcases areas on campus, including the Pennington Student Activity Center, the new residence halls, the War Memorial Student Union and the student-funded fountain memorializing hurricanes Rita and Katrina.
The feature was shot on the Southeastern campus last summer and includes information on degrees offered, admission requirements, student activities, student body composition, Southeastern’s textbook rental program -- the only one of its kind in the state -- and costs of tuition, room and board.
“A video tour can never replace an actual on-campus visit, but the YOUniversityTV crew did a great job of showing the campus through the eyes of young students,” said Southeastern Assistant Vice President for Enrollment Management Steve Soutullo. “We think it is an excellent addition to our recruiting efforts with area high school students.”
He added that Southeastern now attracts students from across the nation and from more than 60 foreign countries, and the Web-based tour will be helpful in providing a view of the university for those prospective students who cannot easily schedule a personal tour.
The tour can be accessed initially through a button on Southeastern’s home page, www.selu.edu, and is also linked on the "Visit Southeastern" page and in the "Quick Links" dropdown menu on the bottom of every Southeastern Web page. The short feature will also air periodically on the Southeastern Channel, the university’s cable-access educational channel operated in cooperation with Charter Communications.
YOUniversityTV is a product of Max World News, a Florida-based company that produces video news releases for television networks. In operation a little more than a year, the company intends to profile the top 500 institutions in the United States and 50 others from throughout the world.