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Vote for Southern University to win $50,000 campus improvement grant
March 22, 2018
Southern University is vying to win a $50,000 campus improvement grant from the Home Depot Retool Your School program. Vote for the university online and by using the hashtag #SouthernU_RYS18 in Twitter and Instagram posts.
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.
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.
Temporary Library Services
January 20, 2018
Due to the extensive flooding and restoration work, beginning Wednesday, January 24, library services will be offered on the 1st floor in the John B. Cade Library Student Center (Snack Lounge/Coffee Shop).
SU part of HBCU/SHEEO partnership to increase underrepresented male teachers
April 24, 2017
Southern University is among several southern states and historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs) partnering with the State Higher Education Executive Officers Association (SHEEO) to increase the number of underrepresented male teachers. SHEEO was recently awarded a three-year grant from the W.K. Kellogg Foundation to fund Project Pipeline Repair: Restoring Minority Male Participation and Persistence in Educator Preparation Programs (Project PR). The project will engage state policy leaders, educator preparation programs at HBCUs, and partner schools to achieve goals and objectives of the $1.5 million award.