Southern University student heading to Hollywood
April 09, 2018
Michael Foster is a sophomore member of the Human Jukebox. In addition to playing the snare drum, he helps create video productions for the band. Foster applied for a scholarship offered by the Motion Picture Association of America specifically for students at Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs). Out of 2,000 applicants, Foster was one of 20 students selected.
SUBR Director of Career Services discusses college career fairs with Black Enterprise magazine
April 02, 2018
Southern University Career Services director, Tamara Foster-Montgomery, discusses the importance of attending career fairs and how the university has forged relationships with top companies, such as Exxon, Microsoft, and Procter & Gamble that continuously hire Southern University graduates. “Ninety to 100 companies come to the fall fair, and 60 to 75 in the spring,” Montgomery continued. “About 85% of the companies that consistently attend the career fairs have hired Southern students and graduates over the past five years.”
Southern University System receives resolution from Louisiana Legislature
March 28, 2018
The Southern University System received a resolution for being a trailblazer in the HBCU community from both the Louisiana Senate and House of Representatives during SU Day at the Capitol, held March 28. The resolution stated that the System provides “models of excellence in diversity, education, research, workforce solutions, and universal engagement by embracing its land-grant principle and thereby affecting change in and around the Southern University community.”
Southern president praises House for supporting HBCUs in 2018 budget
March 26, 2018
Southern University System President Ray L. Belton today praised the U.S. House of Representatives for passing the 2018 budget, which includes increased funding for Historically Black Colleges and Universities. "As president of an HBCU system that serves a vast, diverse student population, I can particularly appreciate this financial package," Belton said. "I commend the members of Congress, including those who serve in the HBCU Caucus and our Louisiana delegation, for their bipartisan work to ensure that our institutions and programs are beneficial to our students and communities."
Southern University enters into transfer admissions agreement with Seattle Central College
March 23, 2018
We want to thank Southern University Alumni Federation Alumni President Cleo Brooks and the Seattle – Puget Sound Alumni chapter for making this transforming program a reality.
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.
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.”
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.
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.
Southern University Laboratory students surprised with free tickets to Black Panther
February 21, 2018
“Black Panther” is the movie of the season. On Wednesday, the Southern University Student Government Association surprised the 6th -12th-graders at Southern University Laboratory School with free tickets to see the blockbuster in a private showing next week. To start the assembly, local attorney and comic book aficionado Charles Ayles gave a historical perspective of the Marvel comic and movie. He went into facts about the comic and how the premise correlates to current times.