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.
SUBR alumnus Donney Rose selected for 2018-2019 Kennedy Center Citizen Artist Fellow Recognition
March 07, 2018
Southern University alumnus and teaching artist, Donney Rose, has been selected for the 2018-1019 Kennedy Center Citizen Artist Fellow Recognition. The Kennedy Center Citizen Artist Fellow Recognition is an award that highlights Citizen Artists across the country who utilize their art form for positive impact on communities and who live up to the ideals of service, justice, freedom, courage and gratitude that are inspired by President Kennedy’s legacy.
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 University Alumni Federation launches continuing education partnership with Aperion Global Institute™
March 03, 2018
The Southern University Alumni Federation Entertainment and Education Chapter (SUAF E&E Chapter) have launched an online continuing education program. The SUAF E&E Chapter's Center for Excellence Institute is an exclusive partnership with Aperion Global Institute (AGI) and its affiliates.
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.
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 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.
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.