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University breaks ground on new philanthropy center; benefactors present gift of additional $1M
March 17, 2018
On Friday, Southern University officials, alumni and supporters, along with community leaders, convened to celebrate the establishment of the university’s Valdry Center for Philanthropy. Despite sporadic rain, the groundbreaking ceremony commenced on campus. “The sun is clearly shining on Southern University today,” said Ray L. Belton, Southern University System president and Baton Rouge campus chancellor.
SU Founders' Day
Southern University celebrates 138th Founders’ Day
March 06, 2018
The Southern University System will honor its founders on Wednesday, March 7 on the Baton Rouge campus. The 138th Annual Founders’ Day is themed, “Southern University: A Global Trailblazer Celebrating the Value and Power of Historically Black Colleges and Universities.” Speakers and honorees will include attorneys who participated in the out-of-court settlement resulting from the 1980’s era case, The U.S. Department of Justice v. The State of Louisiana, also known as the “Consent Decree.”
Sybrina Fulton
Southern to host ‘Rally for Community,’ featuring Sybrina Fulton, mother of Trayvon Martin
February 23, 2018
The Southern University Office of Student Life, in partnership with InspireNOLA Charter Schools, will host a “Rally for Community” on Wednesday, Feb. 28 at 7 p.m. at the F.G. Clark Activity Center. The featured speaker will be Sybrina Fulton, mother of Trayvon Martin, the 17-year-old Florida high school student who was shot and killed by a neighborhood watch volunteer in 2012. The widely publicized incident and subsequent trial, which ended in a not-guilty verdict, sparked the beginning of the Black Lives Matter movement.
Kimberly Ferguson-Scott
Southern University System Board Approves Ferguson-Scott as SUBR Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs, Extends Banks’ Contract for SUBR Athletics Director
February 23, 2018
The Southern University System Board of Trustees today met for its February meeting on the Baton Rouge campus. Members approved President-Chancellor Ray L. Belton’s hiring of Kimberly Ferguson-Scott as the vice chancellor for student affairs and the extension of Roman Banks’ contract for athletic director. Both are positions are for the Baton Rouge campus.
SU Honda Quizz Bowl Team
SU Students to compete in 29th Annual Honda Campus All-Star Challenge National Championship
February 23, 2018
After participating in a National Qualifying Tournament, Southern University at Baton Rouge will compete against fellow Historically Black Colleges and Universities at the 29th annual Honda Campus All?Star Challenge National Championship Tournament. Teams from 48 HBCUs will go head?to?head in the national championship of America's premier academic quiz for top HBCU students on the American Honda Motor Co. Inc. campus in Torrance, California. Southern University at Baton Rouge has the opportunity to win the HCASC top prize - a $75,000 institutional grant from Honda.
Tell Them We Are Rising Features Southern
February 16, 2018
“Tell Them We Are Rising,” the acclaimed documentary directed by Stanley Nelson will premiere at today at 8 p.m. on PBS. The film showcases the history of America’s Historically Black Colleges and Universities. Southern University, which is featured prominently throughout the film, recently held a joint town hall and advance screening of the documentary along with Grambling State University.
SU Public Policy doctoral student’s abstract accepted for conference presentation
February 16, 2018
Recently, Willie Williams, a SU Public Policy doctoral student, had his abstract accepted for presentation at the 2018 Association for Public Policy Analysis and Management California Regional Student Conference at Claremont Graduate University in Claremont, California on March 9th, 2018.
SU grad students’ abstracts accepted for conference presentation
January 29, 2018
Recently, three SU graduate students, John Bosco, Ronald Okwemba, and Kelvin Kiwale, in the University’s Department of Urban Forestry and Natural Resources within the College of Agricultural, Family and Consumer Sciences, had their abstracts accepted for presentation at the 26th Annual Association of African-American Studies (NAAS) and Affiliates Conference in Dallas, Texas, February 12-17, 2018.
SUBR professor and dean receives research grant from the U.S. Department of Energy
January 25, 2018
Diola Bagayoko, Southern University System distinguished professor of physics and dean of the DMR Spikes Honors College, recently received a research grant from the United States Department of Energy (DOE), National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA).
SU nursing professor receives Lifetime Achievement Award
January 24, 2018
Sandra Brown, professor, Southern University College of Nursing and Allied Health, was bestowed the “Lifetime Achievement Award” by the Acadiana Chapter of the National Black Nurses Association (NBNA). The award was presented to Brown earlier this month in conjunction with the annual President’s Scholarship Gala held at the Ramada Inn Convention Center in Lafayette.