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'Queen Sugar' actor Omar J. Dorsey to deliver spring commencement address
April 17, 2019
Acclaimed actor Omar J. Dorsey will deliver the spring commencement address at Southern University Baton Rouge on Friday, May 10.
McGuire named 'James Ruth Smith Professor Emeritus' by SUS Board of Supervisors
April 12, 2019
During its March meeting, the Southern University System Board of Supervisors approved longtime Southern University Baton Rouge physics professor Stephen C. McGuire as the James Ruth Smith Professor Emeritus.
Vote for SU to win Retool You School campus improvement grant
March 12, 2019
Southern University is in the running to win a Home Depot: Retool Your School campus improvement grant. Vote everyday until April 14. Also, use the hashtags #SouthernU_RYS19 and #SUS_RYS19 in your social media posts.
DOTD secretary, alum to speak at annual MLK Unity event
January 17, 2019
Southern University, in partnership with Louisiana State University and Baton Rouge Community College, will host the annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Unity commemoration Thursday, Jan. 24 from 5 -7 p.m. at the Smith–Brown Union Cotillion Ballroom on the campus of Southern University. Shawn Wilson, Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development secretary, will serve as the keynote speaker.
Southern University System Board Installs New Chair, Members
January 11, 2019
The Southern University System Board of Supervisors today convened for its first meeting of the new year at Southern University Baton Rouge. Atty. Domoine D. Rutledge and the Rev. Samuel C. Tolbert Jr. were installed as the new chair and vice chair, respectively.
Vote for Miss SU to become an Ebony Magazine HBCU Campus Queen
January 03, 2019
Our 88th Miss Southern University, Darby A. Smith, is in the running to become an Ebony Magazine HBCU Campus Queen. Voting has been extended to January 31.
Local organization recognizes students, faculty at the 2018 Louisiana Role Models awards
December 26, 2018
Recently, the Baton Rouge Chapter of The Links, Inc. held its 2018 Louisiana Role Models awards. Several Jaguars received awards and recognition.
Southern University to graduate nearly 500 on Friday
December 12, 2018
Nearly 500 students will graduate on Friday at 10 a.m. at Southern University’s F.G. Clark Activity Center. The Fall 2018 Commencement will mark the completion of undergraduate, graduate and doctoral programs in the arts, sciences, technology and more. Cadets who have completed necessary requirements will also be commissioned in the U.S. Army and the U.S. Navy.
Faith, family, and passion fuel fall student marshal
December 11, 2018
As she takes a walk on the Bluff, Traci Smith cannot help but reflect how far her faith has brought her. From a loving family to an unforgettable college experience, this social work major is ecstatic to lead the Southern University fall class of 2018 as chief student marshal. Smith will join more than 400 fellow students receiving degrees on Dec. 13 at 10 a.m. in the F.G. Clark Activity Center.

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