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7/20/2009 Southern tops list in study on African-Americans graduates

Southern University produces the fifth most African-American graduates who go on to earn doctorates among all colleges and universities in the nation, according to a recently published study conducted by a three-member team from the University of Pennsylvania.

8/27/2009 SUNO breaks ground for Information Technology Center
9/21/2009 SU System announces plans for 6th Annual J. K. Haynes Teacher Preparation Conference.
The Southern University System's Office of Academic and Student Affairs is hosting the Sixth Annual J. K. Haynes Teacher Preparation Conference, Tuesday, October 6, 2009.
State Superintendent of Education to give Keynote Address.

9/22/2009 Lee named SWAC Player of the Week.
Southern quarterback and Walter Payton Award Candidate, Bryant Lee has been named SWAC offensive Player of the Week.

9/23/2009 Southern University System Presidential Search Committee to hold third meeting in Baton Rouge
 Southern University's Presidential Search Committee, charged with conducting a search for the university's next system president, will hold several open meetings to receive input from the campus communities.
9/28/2009 Southern holds on for a thrilling 48-42 win over Alcorn State
SU quarterback Bryant Lee threw four touchdown passes to help give the Jaguar's its first SWAC win of the season. The Jaguars defeated Alcorn State 48-42 at home in A.W. Mumford Stadium on Saturday, September 26.

10/1/2009 Annual Conference honoring legend in education to be held at Southern University
 On Tuesday, October 6, 2009 the Southern University System will host the Sixth Annual J.K. Haynes Teacher Preparation Conference, in memory and honor of legendary educator, J.K. Haynes.  
10/15/2009The Jaguar Nation gears up for the 19th Annual Radiothon
10/15/2009Executive Director of the White House Initiative on HBCUs to visit SU
10/20/2009SU System announces results of annual Radiothon
10/23/2009Taylor receives 'Spirit of Renewal Nursing Excellence Award'
  Cheryl Taylor, director of the Office of Nursing Research at Southern University Baton Rouge campus's School of Nursing has been selected to receive the prestigious Daniel J. Pesut Spirit of Renewal Award for Nursing Excellence by the Sigma Theta Tau International (STTI) Honor Society of Nursing.
10/23/2009SUSLA Homecoming Week 2009
  Southern University, Shreveport student body is proud to present, "Jags Futuristic Swag." 
10/26/2009SUNO homecoming week a golden affair
 Southern University at New Orleans (SUNO) will celebrate its homecoming November 1-6. 
10/27/2009SU Band featured at Hornets Season Opener
10/30/2009Social and Behavioral Science Undergraduate Research Conference set for SU
  Southern University's Department of Psychology will host the 11th Annual Social and Behavioral Science Undergraduate Research Conference from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Friday, November 6 in the Royal Cotillion Ballroom of the Smith-Brown Memorial Union.
11/9/2009 SU Counseling Center director elected president IACS Board of Accreditation
  ValaRay Irvin, director of the Southern University Counseling Center, has been elected president of the International Association of Counseling Services, Incorporated's (IACS) Board of Accreditation.
11/9/2009 SU staff elected officers of Banner group
 SU staff elected officers of Banner group
11/10/2009Southern to celebrate National French Week
  Southern University's Department of Foreign Languages will celebrate National French week with a lecture and recital.
11/10/2009SU Band participating in 2010 Honda Battle of the Bands
  SU's "Human Jukebox" is one of eight HBCU bands that will be participating in the 2010 Honda Battle of the Bands "Invitational Showcase" in Atlanta, Georgia.
11/11/2009Education expert, author Lisa Delpit to speak at Southern
Nationally recognized expert on educating urban African-American students and author Lisa Delpit will speak at Southern University, Baton Rouge on Wednesday, November 18,
at 6 p.m.

11/13/2009Emmy nominee and filmmaker to speak at Southern
Southern University's Department of History will host Emmy nominee and filmmaker Keith A. Beauchamp on Wednesday, November 18 at 6 p.m., in room 313 of T.T. Allain Hall.

11/16/2009Ambassador Johnnie Carson to visit SUNO
Southern University, New Orleans (SUNO) welcomes Ambassador Johnnie Carson on Thursday, November 19 from noon to 1 p.m. in the Park Campus Cafeteria at 6400 Press Drive.

12/1/2009 Web site ranks SUNO #1 in campus safety
  Southern University, New Orleans (SUNO) has been ranked #1 in campus safety among Louisiana colleges and universities by's Safest Schools report.  
12/18/2009SU students discuss technology, business in China
A team of SU students recently went to China just to discuss technology and business ideas. Company reps were so impressed, they offered all of them jobs.

1/29/2010 BP gives $2.5 million to Southern, six other La. schools
  Southern University and A&M College was one of six Louisiana colleges and universities to share in a $2.25 million grant from the BP Foundation.
2/12/2010 Southern University System Mourns the Loss of State Representative Avon Honey
2/19/2010 SU grad student one of six panelists to review national nursing exam
Kiyan McCormick, a second-year graduate student in Southern University and A&M College’s School of Nursing, was selected as one of six panelists from throughout the nation to serve on the item review panel for the National Council Licensure Examination for Registered Nurses and the National Council Licensure Examination for Practical Nurses.
3/1/2010 Southern University...Today, Always
4/12/2010 SUNO team wins 'Rookie of the Year' honors at SIFE competition
Senior business entrepreneurship majors Michael Pugh and Tonia Simmons-Doakes represented Southern University at New Orleans in the Students in Free Enterprise (SIFE) Regional Competition in Atlanta, Georgia, April 6.
4/14/2010 Search Committee Recommends Three Candidates for SU System Presidency
4/30/2010 Ronald Mason Named President of Southern University System
5/14/2010 Live Webcast of SU Board of Supervisors Meeting.
5/26/2010 SU System Extends Condolences to the Anderson Family
5/27/2010 Funeral Services for Sonja and Jonathan Anderson
5/28/2010 SU student leaders to serve on higher ed boards
Randale Scott, who serves as SGA president at Southern University at Shreveport, was elected to serve as the 2010-11 student member on the Southern University System Board of Supervisors and Demetrius Sumner, Student Government Association president at SUBR, was recently elected to serve as the student member on the Louisiana Board of Regents (BOR).

6/10/2010 SU Ag Experts Respond to Oil Spill Catastrophe in the Gulf
6/15/2010 Second SULC alumnus to be confirmed by the United States Senate
6/22/2010 SUBR SGA PRESIDENT to be sworn in as Student Member of Louisiana Board of Regents
7/1/2010 SU System Welcomes President Ronald Mason, Jr.
7/14/2010 Southern Launches Jag App
7/19/2010 A Message from the National Alumni President
7/22/2010 A Message from SUS Board Chairman Tony Clayton
8/5/2010 New system president says Southern could fill a 'niche'
8/9/2010 SU president no stranger to overcoming obstacles
8/10/2010 President Ronald Mason, Jr. on 2une In
8/31/2010 Ag Leadership Institute members appointed to USDA committee
 Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack announced the appointment of members to an advisory committee on Beginning Farmers and Ranchers on August 12. Out of the 11 appointees, two are members of the SU Ag Center's Small Farmer Agricultural Leadership Institute. Luciano Alvarado of North Carolina is a graduate of the second class and Frances Benton Gibson of South Carolina is a member of the institute's third class.
9/1/2010 EBR students set to earn credits through SU classes
 Starting in January, juniors and seniors in East Baton Rouge Parish public high schools will be able to earn college credit for a handful of online courses from Southern University.
9/1/2010 Students work to make EBR 'greener'
  Two beautification projects designed by LSU and Southern University students to help create a "greener" city were unveiled at a news conference Tuesday, August 31.
9/2/2010 Capital One opens branch in MLK area

The first ever Capital One bank branch in Shreveport's MLK neighborhood opened Thursday September 2.

The branch — the first bank ever in that specific area and the only one within a 5-mile radius, is located across the street from Southern University at Shreveport. The school was also part of the team of bring the bank to the area.
9/17/2010 SUNO enrollment highest since Katrina
 Southern University, New Orleans' (SUNO) enrollment has risen for the Fall 2010 semester and has reached its highest number since Hurricane Katrina. The University's success comes despite projections that the enrollment would dip below 2,900 students due to new higher admission standards.
9/22/2010 SUSLA inaugurates SGA president
Shreveport native Randale Scott was officially sworn in as Student Government Association (SGA) president during an inauguration ceremony at Southern University, Shreveport (SUSLA) on September 22.

9/27/2010 Southern student a natural leader
Twenty-year-old Dallas, Texas  Native Demetrius Sumner is Southern University, Baton Rouge's Student Government Association president and is the student member on the Louisiana Board of Regents.

9/30/2010 SUBR signs agreement to provide distance learning, training
Southern University, Baton Rouge has signed an agreement with Advance Baton Rouge Charter School Association that will help juniors and seniors at Pointe Coupee Central High School take college courses online.

10/5/2010 Bayou Classic Suites and Individual Suite Tickets on Sale NOW
10/12/2010SU System Announces Radiothon Results
10/21/2010Southern University System receives contribution from Kellogg’s
 The Southern University System recently received a contribution of $20,000 from Kellogg’s Corporate Citizenship Fund. The contribution will be used for educational purposes throughout the University.
11/17/2010Southern library gets good reviews
 A new coffee and sandwich lounge, along with new study areas and computer kiosks, part of a plan to renovate John B. Cade Library one floor at a time, is featured in The Advocate.
12/3/2010 SUS Board Elects 2011 Chair and Vice Chair
12/14/2010Southern University at Baton Rouge Chancellor Search Committee Named
12/15/2010AT&T Presents 50k Check to the SU System
1/3/2011 SUNO share of Coca-Cola Foundation grant to provide scholarships
 Southern University, New Orleans (SUNO) Foundation, has been awarded $25,000 from The Coca-Cola Foundation (the Foundation), the philanthropic arm of The Coca-Cola Company. The grant will provide first generation college scholarships to 20 students who are enrolled as full-time students at SUNO.
1/5/2011 State program helps students with tuition
  Students like Sharetha Brown, a single-parent, enrolled in a graduate program at Southern University, Baton Rouge, are able to get tuition assistance through the state's Individual Development Account program which helps low-income residents with children become homeowners.
1/11/2011 SU names new director of small business development center
Will M. Campbell Jr., former Liberty Bank regional manager for the Baton Rouge and Opelousas region, has been named the new director of Southern University's Louisiana Small Business Development Center (LSBDC).

1/12/2011 BRAC releases report on Southern University
  The Baton Rouge Area Chamber released a research paper, "Toward a Renaissance at Southern University A&M College," focused on improving the academic standing of Southern University's Baton Rouge campus.
1/12/2011 WAFB "9 News This Morning" newsmaker interview: Adam Knapp and Dr. Ronald Mason
 WAFB "9 News This Morning" newsmaker interview: Adam Knapp and Dr. Ronald Mason (Video)
1/14/2011 'SportsNation' broadcasts live from SU
  ESPN's "SporsNation" co-hosts Michelle Beadle and Marcelllus Wiley and crew, set up camp at Southern University where they broadcast the popular show live on the Mississippi River bluff on campus, Thursday, January 13.
1/28/2011 SU System hires search firm for next chancellor
1/28/2011 SU System hires search firm for next chancellor
 The Southern University System (SUS) has contracted DHR, the fifth largest retained executive search firm in the nation, to assist in the search for its next chancellor of the Baton Rouge campus.
2/3/2011 SUS Special Board Meeting Cancelled
2/8/2011 SU honors alumnus
SU alumnus Brig. Gen.Craig C. Crenshaw was honored at Southern University, Baton Rouge on Monday, February 7.

2/17/2011 Southern University System to hold Board of Supervisors Meeting and Support Our Southern Press Conference
2/25/2011 Southern University System launches 'Support Our Southern' campaign
Southern University System today officially launched its advocacy campaign, "Support Our Southern, Preserving Our History....Protecting Our Future."

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2/28/2011 Emmett W. Bashful, Ph.D., first chancellor of Southern University at New Orleans, passes
4/5/2011 Committee Recommends Five Candidates to Advance in the SUBR Chancellor Search
4/11/2011 Four Candidates to Advance in the SUBR Chancellor Search – Kimbrough Withdraws Name from Search
4/20/2011 SU Search Committee Recommends Three Candidates for SUBR Chancellor
5/19/2011 A Message from President Ronald Mason Jr. on the Proposed SUNO/UNO Merger Bill
6/14/2011 Governor Bobby Jindal Announces Appointments to the Board of Supervisors of Southern University and Agricultural and Mechanical College
7/13/2011 Meet the New SUS Board Members
7/15/2011 Jindal names educator Ann Smith to SU board
 Kentwood educator Ann Smith is joining the Southern University Board of Supervisors.
7/27/2011 SU Grad "Bunny" Greenhouse wins settlement near $1 million for whistleblower suit (From Washington Post)
10/26/2011Enjoy MY Bayou Classic in the Superdome Bunker Suite...Get your tickets TODAY!
10/31/2011SU System announces results of annual Radiothon
10/31/2011SU System becomes first System in LA to become tobacco-free
11/1/2011 Southern University System Board of Supervisors approves educational partnership with EOServe Corp.
12/6/2011 SUNO's accreditation reaffirmed
Southern University, New Orleans (SUNO) was officially informed that its accreditation was reaffirmed by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC). The announcement came during the closing ceremony at the SACSCOC annual meeting held in Orlando, Florida, December 6, 2011 confirming SUNO to be compliant with SACSCOC's Principles of Accreditation.
1/3/2012 SU to retire Bob Love's jersey
 Southern University Athletics will honor the legendary career of former basketball All-American Bob "Butterbean" Love with a jersey retirement ceremony at halftime of the men's game against Grambling State University Saturday, January 7, 2011.

2/10/2012 Governor Bobby Jindal announces two appointments to the SU Board of Supervisors
 Governor Bobby Jindal announced two appointments to the Board of Supervisors of Southern University and Agricultural and Mechanical College, Friday, February 10, 2012.
5/29/2012 SU and BRAC partner to encourage alumni's return to Baton Rouge area
The Baton Rouge Area Chamber (BRAC) and the Southern University (SU) Alumni Federation today announced that they have agreed to a memorandum of understanding (MOU) that will facilitate the promotion of BRAC's talent development program among SU alumni. The agreement states that BRAC will partner with the SU Alumni Federation at Federation and chapter events to promote the region and employment activities within it. In turn, BRAC will work to identify career opportunities for out-of-region SU graduates and provide the resumes of alumni members interested in returning to the Baton Rouge area to companies with open positions.  -The MOU's goal is to grow the number of resumes included in BRAC’s talent database.

6/19/2012 SUSLA TRiO programs to receive over $9 million from the U.S. Department of Education
Southern University Shreveport TRiO programs will receive over $9 million in funding from the U.S. Department of Education. The grant check will be presented during the press announcement Thursday, June 21, 2012 at 10 a.m. in the atrium of the Dr. Leonard Barnes Administration Building which is located on the main Shreveport campus, 3050 Martin Luther King Jr. Drive.

6/25/2012 Benefactor group aims to raise $1 million to support SU
The newly formed 1880 Society of the Southern University System Foundation continues to increase its membership and build a financial support network for the University.

Local business leaders and 1880 Society founding members Jacqui Vines and Richard Lipsey co-chaired, "A Gathering of Friends of the 1880 Society," membership event, June 19, 2012, at the Shaw Center for the Arts in Baton Rouge.

Pictured at the Southern University System Foundation’s 1880 Society membership event, June 19, 2012, at the Shaw Center for the Arts in Baton Rouge are (left to right) Louisiana Lt. Governor Jay Dardenne, SU System President Ronald Mason Jr., SU Baton Rouge Chancellor James Llorens, Jacqui Vines, senior vice president and general manager for Cox Louisiana, Dennis S. Brown, president of the SU Alumni Federation, and Richard Lispey, president of Lipsey's Incorporated.

7/13/2012 Southern University Shreveport Passes GRAD Act
Southern University Shreveport (SUSLA) has passed the GRAD Act for 2012-13 and was officially given a designation of GREEN today by the Board of Regents Executive Committee. The GRAD Act ties performance to 10 percent annual tuition authority as well as 15 percent of a campuses funding formula allocation.

7/26/2012 SU System town hall meetings wrap up
The Southern University System hosted statewide town hall meetings for alumni, stakeholders, and supporters throughout the state, July 20-26, 2012.

7/27/2012 SU System Board of Supervisors July 2012 Meeting cancelled
The Southern University System Board of Supervisors regular meeting scheduled for Friday, July 27, 2012, on the Southern University campus in Baton Rouge, has been cancelled.

8/2/2012 Bayou Classic launches new Web site
The Bayou Classic team unveiled a new Web site on August 2, 2012 in anticipation of this year's series of events starting Thursday, November 22, 2012. In addition to the full listing of events for the 2012 Bayou Classic, the new Web site provides fans the ability to connect with their favorite team on personalized pages that put the school’s brands front and center.

The new Web site, accessed at, was created to provide an interactive experience for fans of Grambling State University and Southern University.

8/27/2012 SU System announces closures, activates emergency plans for Isaac
As South Louisiana prepares for inclement weather from Isaac, a tropical storm in the Gulf of Mexico that is forecast to become a hurricane, campuses of the Southern University System (SUS) have activated their Emergency Preparedness Teams and have begun preparations to ensure the safety of our students and staff and the SU community.

8/28/2012 SU System updates campus closures
  SU System updates campus closures
10/4/2012 Statement from SU System President Ronald Mason Jr. on the passing of Mr. Murphy Nash Jr.
Statement from Southern University System President Ronald Mason Jr. on the passing away of former SU Board of Supervisors member and SU alumnus Mr. Murphy Nash Jr

11/23/2012SU alumna picked as Board chairman
The Southern University Board of Supervisors today elected attorney Bridget A. Dinvaut of Reserve as chairman for 2013 during it's regular meeting held in New Orleans.

Dinvaut, who has been a member of the Board since February, is a graduate of Southern University New Orleans and the Southern University Law Center. The Board Friday also picked Patrick Bell of Thibodaux to serve as vice chair.

12/14/2012Southern names Dawson Odums as head football coach
 In the history of Southern University football, only two coaches own the distinction of having defeated Grambling State, Jackson State, and Florida A&M in their first season running the program; Pete Richardson (1993) and the Jaguars' future head coach Dawson Odums (2012).

On Friday, December 14, 2012, Southern athletics director William Broussard recommended Odums, who led Southern to a 4-5 record after being named interim in September, at an afternoon Southern University System Board of Supervisors meeting in the J.S. Clark Administration building on the Baton Rouge campus.
Campus News
1/1/2009 New Southern Program recruits, guides male students
2/16/2009 SUNO celebration features colloquium on Miss. rights movement
 Southern University at New Orleans' (SUNO) Center for African and African-American Studies (The Center) continues a tradition of events for Black History Month. The extensive calendar of activities features a lecture by Dr. Curtis Austin, associate professor of history and director of the Center for Black Studies at the University of Southern Mississippi.
7/17/2009 SUNO and Delgado Community College rekindle an articulation agreement.
 Southern University, New Orleans and Delgado Community College partnered to rekindle an articulation agreement between the two institutions as well as sign a two-plus-two agreement that was announced at a press conference May 6 at the SUNO Park Campus
7/31/2009 SU students, families celebrate Fall 08 and Spring, Summer 09 commencement

Across the Southern System, hundreds of graduates received diplomas marking Fall, Spring, and Summer commencements.

8/25/2009 SULC addition draws applause at Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony
 The opening of the $4.1 million building addition for the Southern University Law Center's A.A. Lenoir Hall couldn't have come at a better time.  The largest incoming class for the Law Center swelled the student body to more than 600.
8/28/2009 SUSLA opens business center
 Southern University, Shreveport in late August opened its Business and Community Development Center at 646 Hilary Huckaby Avenue across the street from its' Shreveport campus.
9/2/2009 SUSLA enrollment peaks.
 Southern University, Shreveport released its Spring 2009 enrollment numbers, boasting a little more than a 200-student increase form the previous year.
9/4/2009 Boeing Company makes $35,000 donation to Southern.
 The Boeing Company made a donation of $35,000 to Southern University on Wednesday to be used by several academic programs on the Baton Rouge campus.
9/8/2009 SUNO posts highest enrollment since Hurricane Katrina.
 Southern University, New Orleans (SUNO) enrollment has exceeded the Fall 2008 figure of 3,105 students with 3,163 currently enrolled for the Fall 2009 semester according to preliminary numbers.
9/16/2009 ExxonMobil makes donation to Southern University.
 ExxonMobil, a major supporter of Southern University, awarded the University $32,000 on Tuesday to assist programs and students in the Colleges of Engineering and Business.
9/17/2009 SUNO to team up with the New Orleans museum
  Southern University, New Orleans' (SUNO) Center for African and African-American Studies (CAAAS) and the New Orleans African-American Museum of Art, Culture and History (NOAAM) will
present a curriculum-based exhibit entitled "African Cultural Connections" starting Friday, September 25, 2009 and concluding January 2, 2010.  The opening event for the exhibit will be on September 25th from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. at 1418 Gov. Nicholls St.  All events are free and open to the public.
9/22/2009 $1.75 million NSF grant to aid SUNO with awarding student scholarships
 Southern University, New Orleans (SUNO) has received $1.75 million from the National Science Foundation (NSF) for the next five years for its Enhancement, Enrichment and Excellence in Mathematics and Science (E3MaS) grant.   
9/22/2009 SU master's program nationally recognized
  Southern University, Baton Rouge's master's program in the Department of Curriculum and Instruction -Special Education Program has received national recognition for meeting all standards set by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education and the Council for Exceptional Children.
9/23/2009 Southern University set for Fall Music Performances
  The upcoming fall music performances at Southern University will take place in the DeBose Recital Hall.  All events will be performed by students in Southern University's Department of Music.
9/25/2009 SUNO welcomes substance abuse and addictions expert for Substance Abuse Awareness Day
  Southern University, New Orleans' (SUNO) Students for the Prevention and Education of Substance Abuse (SPESA) will host Substance Abuse Awareness
Day on Tuesday, September 29th at 11:00 a.m.
9/27/2009 Southern women crowned 2009 HBCU tennis champions
 Carlista Mohammad captures Flight B singles title
(from Go Jags Sports)
9/28/2009 Southern University to host World Peace Day forum
  Southern University will host the 2009 "World Peace: What Does it Mean to You!" forum, at 6 p.m., Thursday, October 1, in the Royal Cotillion Ballroom of the Smith-Brown Memorial Student Union.
9/29/2009 SU's Navy ROTC receives grant for African language, studies program
  Southern University's Navy ROTC program has received a $285,000 grant to provide African language study, African cultural immersion, and study abroad opportunities.
10/2/2009 Campus SU to donate drums to the country of Belize
  Southern University's Marching Band and the Center for International Education will donate 20 new snare and tenor drums to the country of Belize as part of the department's Belize Music Project.

10/6/2009 Free services at University Health Fair during Homecoming week
 The Southern University Student Health Center will be hosting a Fall Wellness Fair that will include blood pressure screening and H1N1 Flu registration, along with cholesterol and glucose screening. The Fair will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Oct. 13, in the Smith- Brown Memorial Student Union.
10/6/2009 Miss Black Louisiana Tiffany Lloyd to serve as grand marshal for SU 2009 Homecoming Parade
Miss Black Louisiana USA 2008-2009 and Southern alumnus, Tiffany Lloyd, will be the grand marshal of Southern University, Baton Rouge's annual homecoming parade Saturday, Oct. 17.

10/6/2009 Southern University set for Homecoming 2009
 Southern University, Baton Rouge will celebrate its Homecoming 2009 week with a number of activities, including a gospel concert, spirit day, an electrifying Greek show, and the annual parade in Scotlandville, all leading up to the Saturday, Oct. 17 football game against Fort Valley State.

10/12/2009Southern NROTC to celebrate 234th birthday of the U.S. Navy
  Southern University's Navy Reserve Officer Training Corps (NROTC) will celebrate the United States Navy's 234th birthday on Tuesday, October13.  The ceremony will be held in the Seymour Gym from 6:40 a.m. - 7 a.m.
10/12/2009On-Campus Research Services now available through SoURSCe
 Edwin Walker, assistant professor, Department of Chemistry, Southern University, Baton rouge, has announced that SoURSCe, an on-campus research center, is now available free of charge to faculty members and students who do not have funding to support their research efforts.
10/12/2009Fulbright educators to present 'My Hometown' lectures at SU
  Fulbright scholars and teaching assistants from Taiwan, Tanzania, and Senegal will discuss their homelands during Southern University's annual "My Hometown" lecture series.
10/12/2009High ranking Military JAG Officer visits Southern
 Rear Admiral William D. Baumgartner, a U.S. Coast Guard Judge Advocate General, recently met with officials at Southern University to discuss career opportunities for students in the U.S. Coast Guard.
10/15/2009Computer science accreditation reaffirmed
  Southern University's computer science program accreditation reaffirmed by ABET, Inc.
10/16/2009Symposium focuses on threats to agriculture, natural resources
 Scientists and professionals who are working on the frontlines of biosecurity research will gather at Southern University on November 10-12, 2009
10/22/2009SUNO Basketball to host 'Mid-Knight Madness'
  The Southern University, New Orleans (SUNO) basketball programs will hold "Mid-Knight Madness" to introduce the 2009-2010 men's and women's basketball teams to fans.
11/19/2009SU Navy ROTC Dronet Challenge set for Nov. 21
  Southern University's Navy ROTC unit is gearing up for the 3rd annual Dronet Challenge set to take place November 21 from 8:45 a.m. to noon at Southern University's A.W. Mumford Stadium.
11/20/2009Southern to lead STEM challenge
11/20/2009Southern to lead STEM challenge
SU has received a $1 million grant to help students with disabilities succeed in the STEM disciplines

12/9/2009 Animal science program to enhance meat goat industry
 The SU Ag Center's animal science program in collaboration with four institutions, was awarded a three-year, $388,000.00 USDA AFRI integrated re-search project grant with $45,000 coming to the Center. 
1/3/2010 SUNO students move into its first housing complex
  After more than 50 years, Southern University at New Orleans (SUNO) took a monumental step toward becoming a residential campus with the opening of its Student and Faculty Housing complex. Residents started moving in January 4.
1/4/2010 Stump Mitchell offered SU coaching position

Southern University and A&M College has offered its head football coaching position to Lyvonia "Stump" Mitchell, the assistant head coach/running backs coach for the National Footballl Leagues's (NFL) Washington Redskins.
1/8/2010 AT&T announces winner of Spirit of UNCF sweepstakes

Southern garners enough votes to become first-ever spirit of UNCF
1/14/2010 SU welcomes 17th head football coach
Southern University and A&M College introduced Lyvonia "Stump" Mitchell, former assistant head coach/running backs coach for the National Football League's (NFL) Washington Redskins, as the 17th head football coach for the Jaguars

1/22/2010 SUNO enrollment nears pre-Katrina level

Southern University at New Orleans' (SUNO) enrollment has increased to 93 percent of its pre-Hurricane Katrina enrollment of 3,647 students, according to preliminary Spring 2010 figures.

1/23/2010 Reaching Out to Haiti...A Message from President Freeman
1/26/2010 2010 Census Road Show to be held at SUSLA
2/25/2010 SUNO'S Clean Campus Project underway
  In addition to the construction of a new Information Technology Center and the remaining phases of Southern University at New Orleans’ (SUNO) first-ever Student and Faculty Housing Facility, the latter of which opened in January, the University has embarked on a major beautification project on its Lake and Park campuses. Nearly five years ago, the 50-plus year old institution was devastated by floodwaters from both Hurricane Katrina and Hurricane Rita.
3/31/2010 SU to compete in the 21th Honda Campus All-Star Challenge
  Southern University and A&M College's Academic All-Star Team has been selected as one of 48 schools to compete for the title of National Champion in the 21th Annual Honda Campus All-Star Challenge (HCASC) April 10 - 13 in Orlando, Florida.
6/9/2010 SUNO named to 2009 President's Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll
7/1/2010 Southern among the nation's top producers of African-American undergraduates, engineers
8/4/2010 SUNO hosts special advanced screening of CNN's New Orleans Rising
9/16/2010 2010-2011 SULC Speaker Series
9/17/2010 Southern University Department of Visual Arts Alumni Exhibition
9/20/2010 Landrieu Announces $800K for Southern University and A&M College
9/24/2010 SUBR 2010 Homecoming Activities "Harnessing Jaguar Pride to Build for Tomorrow"
11/2/2010 SU signs partnership with Guizhou University in China
Southern University and A&M College entered into a partnership with Guizhou University in China that will bring student exchange, scholarships, and research opportunities for SU and Ghizhou students as early as next year.

11/19/2010SULC Recommended for AALS Full Membership
 The executive committee of the Association of American Law Schools (AALS) recently voted to recommend that the Southern University Law Center be admitted to full membership in the association, Chancellor Freddie Pitcher Jr., announced in a release on November 19.
12/9/2010 SUBR accreditation reaffirmed by SACS
 SUBR accreditation reaffirmed by SACS

1/21/2011 SUNO anticipates Spring 2011 enrollment to represent 67% post-Katrina increase
 Southern University at New Orleans (SUNO) preliminary figures for Spring 2011 indicate that the University will once again attain the highest enrollment since Katrina. The preliminary enrollment is currently at 3,409 students. The final official numbers will be confirmed on February 4, which is the final day for tuition payments. SUNO's enrollment is 1,372 students over its post-Katrina level of 2,037 in Spring 2006, representing an impressive 67 percent increase since the storm. Prior to Katrina, SUNO had 3,647 students enrolled, and the current preliminary figures would represent a 93 percent recovery of the pre-Katrina levels.
2/8/2011 Southern University band headed to D.C. Mardi Gras
 Members of Southern University's world renowned, "Human Jukebox" marching band, will perform February 12 in Washington, D.C., at  the Louisiana Delegation's Mardi Gras Ball hosted by Sen. Mary Landrieu.
2/9/2011 SUNO enrollment highest since Hurricane Katrina
 The official 2011 Spring enrollment for Southern University, New Orleans (SUNO) is 3,318, representing the University's highest enrollment since Hurricane Katrina. This figure also signifies a 91 percent return of SUNO's pre-Katrina enrollment of 3,647 students.
3/3/2011 SUBR Support Our Southern Rally set for March 11, 2011
3/31/2011 Profiles of the SUBR Chancellor Candidates
5/3/2011 SUBR Chancellor Selected
James L. Llorens was selected as the next chancellor of the Southern University, Baton Rouge campus, Friday, April 29, 2011.
Llorens currently serves as the assistant chief administrative officer for the Office of the Mayor-President, City of Baton Rouge and Parish of East Baton Rouge where is responsible for a $33 million budget and a personal allocation of approximately 500 employees. Llorens previously served as dean of graduate studies, chair of the SUBR Political Science Department, and associate professor of public administration on the Baton Rouge campus.

5/9/2011 SUNO receives outstanding feedback on SACS accreditation visit
 The Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) held its on-site visit of Southern University, New Orleans (SUNO) March 2-4, 2011. The on-site committee report, which the University just received on Thursday, May 5, indicates that SUNO is in compliance with all SACS standards with no recommendations for corrective action.
5/20/2011 SU Ag Center Partners in Military Community, Family and Youth Extension Project
5/23/2011 SUNO takes significant step in technology
 Campus to go 100% wi-fi with cloud computing while assigning incoming freshmen laptops
Southern University, New Orleans (SUNO) announced that the campus will become 100 percent wireless and will implement cloud computing starting the Summer 2011 session. The University also announced that each incoming freshman who qualifies for the Louisiana Board of Regents regional minimum admission standards and without a personal laptop will have access to a laptop upon arrival. SUNO implemented selective admission criteria mandated by the Board of Regents in Fall 2010.
6/2/2011 SU Baton Rouge offering full out-of-state fee waivers to qualified incoming freshmen for fall 2011
In an effort to positively impact SUBR's recruitment, retention, and graduation rates and to significantly enhance and expand its student diversity, the University offers an out-of-state fee waiver policy.
6/8/2011 SUNO ranked #1 in campus safety among Louisiana universities for second year in a row
 For the second year in a row, Southern University, New Orleans (SUNO) has been ranked #1 in campus safety with a 98.18 safety rating among Louisiana colleges and universities by The University is ranked #19 in the U.S. by the Web site, up from 20th in 2009. The campus safety report is based on incidents reported by campus safety officials.
6/21/2011 SU to Host Community Development Meeting
7/26/2011 SULSA awarded five-year implementation program project
 Southern University, Shreveport was awarded a five-year comprehensive implementation project though NSF-HBCU-UP Program.
8/2/2011 SUBR Professor Receives Distinguished Service Award
8/23/2011 2011 Port City Classic Golf Tournament
10/18/2011Funeral Arrangements set for Coach Thomas "Zeus" Hall
10/18/2011SUNO Athletics earns NAIA Five Star recognition
10/24/2011SUBR Gears Up for Homecoming 2011
5/16/2012 Proposed state budget cuts catastrophic to SU System
The Southern University and A&M College System (SUS)--America's only historically black college and university system, an asset vital to the state of Louisiana and to the nation--will be devastated by the proposed budget cuts currently being considered by the Louisiana Legislature.
5/17/2012 SUSLA responds to proposed budget reduction
Southern University at Shreveport is slated to lose $2,647,305 in state funding if a budget bill, HB1, is not amended by the Louisiana legislature.

5/17/2012 SUNO chancellor speaks out against cuts to higher education
As the budget continues to move through the state's legislature, higher educational institutions are expected to see a reduction of more than $200 million in state support. Particularly hard hit are the schools within the Southern University System, the nation's only system of Historically Black Colleges and Universities. The five campuses are faced with a budget reduction of $19 million dollars, with SUNO expecting approximately $2.6 less in funding.

5/17/2012 SUBR Chancellor: Deep cuts would crush SU restructuring, recruitment efforts
The proposed budget cuts to the higher education could derail Southern University's effort to climb out of exigency and to lift furloughs from hundreds of employees on the Baton Rouge campus, Chancellor James L. Llorens said today.

6/14/2012 SUNO to hold ceremony to mark the start of library restoration project
Southern University, New Orleans will be holding a Restoration Ceremony June 21, 2012 for the Leonard S. Washington Memorial Library that was devastated by Hurricanes Katrina and Rita. The 10 a.m. ceremony, to be held in front of the library building, will mark the beginning of work to restore the facility and will feature a number of guest speakers including representatives from the student body and the restoration's project manager.

7/27/2012 Arrive early for commencement due to parking
Southern University is urging attendees of today's summer commencement ceremonies to arrive early because of parking changes caused by the resurfacing of the F.G. Clark Activity Center Parking lot.
12/17/2012SU System to close for Christmas, New Year's
The Southern University System will observe December 24, 2012 - January 1, 2013, as the Christmas and New Year's holidays.

Check it Out
12/8/2009 SU Continuing Education, 6Sigmatek to offer Lean Six Sigma business training
  Southern University's Division of Continuing Education, in partnership with 6Sigmatek, LLC, is now offering Lean Six Sigma specialized training and deployment for businesses.
1/23/2010 SU Marching Band to perform at NFC Championship Game

'Human Jukebox' to pump up WHO DAT crowd

2/8/2010 College of Business offers scholarship for freshman

Freshman Entergy Scholars Scholarship applications are now available for first-time freshman entering Southern University for the Fall 2010/Spring 2011 academic year.

3/23/2010 SU football season books being reserved

Fans and supporters may reserve season books and the best seats in A.W. Mumford Stadium for Southern University’s 2010 home football games.

7/2/2010 SU System iPhone App is available for download
  The Southern University System Mobile App is now available through the iPhone AppStore.
7/20/2010 SU 2010 Football Schedule and Host Hotel Information
8/2/2010 SU System Newsletter - August, 2010
9/3/2010 From the Desk of SU President Ronald Mason, Jr.
10/27/2010Bayou Classic Hotel Information
11/11/2010SUNO, Priestley to sign MOU
 Taking an aggressive step toward reaching out to the secondary education community to improve college readiness, Southern University at New Orleans (SUNO) will sign a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with the Priestley School of Architecture and Construction on Friday, November 12, 2010 from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m.
12/20/2010Holiday E-Message from President and Mrs. Ronald Mason, Jr.
1/3/2011 Bayou Classic 2010 Photos
1/13/2011 Southern to host 'Sports Nation'
 ESPN2's "SportsNation" will be produced live at 4 p.m. Thursday from Southern alongside the bluff overlooking the Mississippi River.
1/13/2011 Inside the SU System set to premiere on Q106.5 this weekend
1/20/2011 SU Marching Band's drumline headed to Morocco
Southern University Marching Band’s drumline will soon be on its way to captivate audiences in the North African countries of Morocco and Algeria.

Fourteen members of the famous "Human Jukebox" band will be performing in theaters, a children's center, sporting events, a morning television show and conducting workshops for young drummers, while touring cities in the two countries.

1/23/2011 Port City Jags continue winning streak, breaks team record
  The Southern University, Shrevport Port City Jags men's basketball team recorded their 16th straight win by beating Baton Rouge Community College 58-50 on Saturday, January 22.
1/26/2011 SUNO chancellor to hold press conference
 Chancellor Victor Ukpolo of Southern University, New Orleans (SUNO), will address the media on Wednesday, January 26 at 11:30 a.m. in the Health and Physical Education Building, room 204 on the campus, about Gov. Bobby Jindal's proposal to merge SUNO and the University of New Orleans.
7/18/2011 SUS President is Tweeting...Follow him Today!
8/5/2011 State Farm Bayou Classic tickets on sale
Great seats available on every seating level of Louisiana Superdome

Tickets for the State Farm Bayou Classic are on sale to the public.

9/22/2011 SUS Launches Text to Give Campaign
12/20/2011SU System announces holiday closure
12/21/2011Holiday Greeting from the Southern University System
2/17/2012 SU receives largest legacy gift in University's history
 The Southern University System Foundation has received more than $1 million in a gift from the James and Ruth Smith Trust.

The endowment, the largest bequest in the University's history, includes assets and property from the estate of the late James David Smith and the late Ruth Johnson Smith of Santa Barbara, California, both of whom were Southern University graduates.
3/9/2012 SUS Founders' Day events, March 9
The Southern University System will observe its annual Founders’ Day in March with events to commemorate 132 years of providing educational opportunities to students from across the globe. The theme for the 2012 commemoration is "Renaissance Southern University: Strengthening Our Gift of a Strong Foundation."

6/13/2012 SUBR offers a new online executive MPA degree program
Southern University, Baton Rouge (SUBR) and Education Online Services Corporation are pleased to announce the launch of a new online degree--the Executive Master of Public Administration (EMPA). The online degree is housed within the Department of Public Administration which is accredited by the National Association of Schools of Public Affairs and Administration. The EMPA is designed specifically for those who already have professional and public sector experience, who are striving for a higher level of education to enable them to access more growth and work opportunities within the public sector.

6/29/2012 LIVE WEBCAST- Board of Supervisors meeting
  The Southern University System Board of Supervisors will hold its regular meeting Friday, June 29, 2012, at 9 a.m., in the Board Meeting Room on the second floor of J.S. Clark Administration Building on the Southern University campus.

8/2/2012 Jaguar fans encouraged to Pledge Their Allegiance to SU by registering on
Southern University is participating in the inaugural Pledge Your Allegiance for College Colors Day spirit competition and is asking for fan support to help win the prestigious College Colors Day Spirit Cup and $10,000 toward the general scholarship fund.

By visiting, Jaguar fans can register to pledge their allegiance to SU as the school with the most college spirit and loyal fan base.

9/6/2012 'Inside the SU System' radio show returns on new station and airtime
"Inside the Southern University System" radio show returns from summer hiatus on a new station, Downtown Radio 97.7, this Sunday, September 9.

Broadcast on another radio station since 2007, the Southern University System (SUS) radio show will now air on Clear Channel Media and Entertainment's Downtown 97.7 FM on Sunday mornings from 7 a.m. to 8 a.m.

9/11/2012 Preliminary figures show SUNO enrollment up seven percent from previous year
Southern University New Orleans continues to climb closer to pre-Katrina enrollment levels as demonstrated by a projected Fall 2012 enrollment of 3,480 students. This number represents a more than seven percent increase over the University's Fall 2011 figures. Included in that number are 274 first-time Freshmen. University officials will not have final enrollment data until after Friday, September 14, 2012, the final day for students to pay their fees. The deadline was extended by a week due to the impact of Hurricane Isaac.

10/18/2012Popular blogger and social justice advocate speaking at SU, tonight
Michael Skolnik, co-founder and editor-in-chief of, and political director for hip-hop mogul Russell Simmons, will speak at Southern University Baton Rouge.
The popular blogger, activist, and social justice advocate will bring his message of structural racism and insight on current topics to SU in the Global Communications Room in the College of Business on October 18, 2012, at 6:30 p.m.

11/7/2012 Cruise Giveaway during Bayou Classic, November 24
Attend the Bayou Classic game on November 24, 2012, for a chance to win a Caribbean Cruise.
One lucky ticket holder will win a 5-day Western Caribbean cruise for two aboard the Carnival Elation.

12/6/2012 'Inside the SU System' radio show, December 9
Tune in for the "Inside the Southern University System" radio show Sunday, December 9, 2012, on Downtown Radio 97.7.

The Southern University System (SUS) radio show airs on Clear Channel Media and Entertainment's Downtown 97.7 FM on Sunday mornings from 7 a.m. to 8 a.m.

Honors and Awards
4/17/2009 Southern Army ROTC cadet selected to attend National Security Seminar
 Southern University Army Reserve Officer Training Corp. (ROTC), Cadet Tony Nguyen is joining senior U.S. military leaders at the George C. Marshall ROTC Seminar on National Security in Lexington, Va, through April 17.
7/20/2009 SU, HBCU partners finish 2nd in Engineering Competition

Four Southern University Electrical Engineering students were part of a three-school team of historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs) that placed second in the second annual Lonestar Challenge Design Competition held recently at Texas A&M University.

10/15/2009SU President Freeman presents award to former SU President Delores Spikes
12/1/2009 Southern University System & Foundation Award Scholarships to the Bailey Family
12/18/2009SU players earn all-star honors

Congratulations to senior wide receiver Juamorris Stewart and junior safety Jason House on their selections to first-team All-American squads.

2/19/2010 Nursing professor receives 'Rosemary Volunteer Award'
Wanda Spurlock, an associate professor in the SUBR School of Nursing, has been named the recipient of the coveted "Rosemary Volunteer Award” presented by the Alzheimer’s Services of the Capital Area at its recent Annual Volunteer Appreciation Luncheon.
2/22/2010 SU physicist wins 2009 AAAS Lifetime Mentor Award
Diola Bagayoko of Southern University at Baton Rouge, has been honored by the American Association for the Advancement of Science for his efforts to significantly increase the number of African-American Ph.D.s in physics and chemistry.
3/15/2010 SUBR Lady Jags take SWAC, headed to NCAA tourney
The SUBR women's basketball team, who were Southwestern Conference (SWAC) champions, captured the 2010 Farmers Insurance Southwestern Athletic Conference tournament championship in Bossier City with a 60-47 victory over Alabama State University.
3/19/2010 SU System congratulates, cheers Coach Sandy Pugh and the women’s basketball team
  The Southern University System and the Jaguar Nation congratulate the Southwestern Athletic Conference (SWAC) champion Southern University and A&M College women’s basketball team and head coach Sandy Pugh on their historic and triumphant season.
5/28/2010 Taylor receives national honor for healthcare effort
Cheryl Taylor, SUBR School of Nursing's director of nursing research, had a national award named in her honor that recognizes her efforts to eliminate disparities in the delivery of healthcare to various racial and ethnic groups.

5/28/2010 SUNO staff member elected COE secretary
Ruth W. Johnson, director of SUNO's Educational Talent Search Program, was elected secretary for the Council for Opportunity in Education (COE) Board of Directors. The council, based in Washington, D.C., represents TRiO programs which are funded by the U.S. Department of Education.

6/4/2010 SUNO named to President's Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll
Southern University at New Orleans (SUNO) has been named to the 2009 President'’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll. The honor was bestowed upon the University by the Corporation for National and Community Service for service to the local communities.

6/4/2010 SUBR sophomore earns national physics scholarship
Southern University and A&M College sophomore Ronald Alexander has been awarded the 2010 American Physical Society Scholarship for Minority Undergraduate Physics Majors.

8/25/2010 SUNO chancellor to receive award from African Writers Endowment
Southern University at New Orleans (SUNO) Chancellor Victor Ukpolo will receive the 2010 Quintessence Award from the African Writers Endowment, Incorporated on Saturday, August 28, 2010, at the Marriot Trenton Hotel in Trenton, New Jersey.
11/18/2010Three SUNO freshmen make All-GCAC volleyball team
 Three SUNO freshmen, Veronica Azubuike, Wynieka Anderson, and Gabrielle Carter were named to the 2010 GCAC All-Conference Volleyball Team on November 18.  The trio helped turn SUNO from a 1-18 team, in 2009, to a 10-11 2010 contender for the GCAC championship.  The Lady Knights were the GCAC Tournament runners-up.
11/23/2010SU student places 2nd in Bayou Sales Challenge
 Southern University senior, Jean-Michel Moise placed second at the 8th Annual Bayou Sales Challenge recently held at Nicholls State University.
12/8/2010 Houston native named chief student marshal for fall 2010
Latoya Reneé Bean has been named chief student marshal, the student with the highest grade point average, in the fall 2010 Southern University Baton Rouge graduating class.

1/26/2011 SUBR nursing professor appointed to HIV, AIDS, and Hepatitis C Commission.
  Leah Cullins, assitant professor, SU Baton Rouge School of Nursing, has been appointed to serve as a nurse representative from the Louisiana Nursing Association on the governor’s HIV, AIDS, and Hepatitis C Commission.
3/9/2011 Southern University Ag Center Concludes 68th Annual Livestock Show
3/18/2011 SU professors lead the 2011 International Conference on ICT in Nigeria
6/3/2011 SU's Hall adds national honor to back-to-back SWAC Player of the Year honors
Southern University, Baton Rouge’s Frazier Hall added a big honor to his growing resume', as he was named third team Louisville Slugger All-American on June 2, 2011.
6/8/2011 SU players selected in MLB draft
Frazier Hall who played first base for the Jaguars was picked by the Los Angeles Angels in the 16th round of  day two of the 2011 Major League Baseball draft and pitcher Cody Hall was selected by the San Francisco Giants in the 19th round.

8/2/2011 SUS Administrator Featured as Youngest Student Graduate of JSU's Executive Ph.D. Program (from JSU Newsroom)
9/12/2011 SU Board Member named Vice President of SCLC
4/20/2012 SU Band, Alumni Federation receive national award
The Southern University Marching Band and the SU National Alumni Federation each received a 2012 HBCU Award from the Center for HBCU Media Advocacy at a national awards ceremony held on the campus of Bowie State University in the Wiseman Student Center on April 21, 2012.

6/15/2012 SU women's tennis recognized by NCAA for APR marks
Southern women's tennis is among 954 teams recognized by the NCAA June 14, 2012 for earning Public Recognition Awards, based on their most recent multi-year Academic Progress Rate.

11/30/2012SUBR students awarded scholarships from local foundation
The Camelot Scholarship Foundation of Baton Rouge recently awarded scholarships to several Southern University Baton Rouge students who are high academic achievers.

11/18/2009Tickets on Sale NOW for the 36th Annual State Farm Bayou Classic
11/24/2009NROTC set for annual Bayou Classic run
The Southern University's Naval Reserve Officer Training Corps invites the public to come out and cheer or jog along with them when they conduct their annual State Farm Bayou Classic run from Southern University to the Louisiana Superdome in New Orleans.

12/3/2009 100 Black Men former president to speak at commencement
Entrepreneur, community activist, and author Tommy W. Dortch Jr. will be featured speaker for Southern University's Fall 2009 commencement ceremony, 10:30 a.m., December 11, in the Felton G. Clark Activity Center.

12/8/2009 School of Nursing to hold Recognition, Awards ceremony
  Southern University's School of Nursing will hold it's Fall Pinning Ceremony at 6 p.m., Thursday, December 10, in the auditorium of the J. K. Haynes School of Nursing Building.
1/16/2010 SU Ag Center annual livestock show starts March 11

Young farmers and ranchers from across the state are gearing up for the 67th Annual State Livestock and Poultry Show hosted by the Southern University Agricultural Research and Extension Center, March 11-13.

1/22/2010 SUNO to host mayoral candidates forum
  Southern University at New Orleans (SUNO) will host a televised mayoral candidates forum on Tuesday, January 26, 2010 from 8 p.m. to 9 p.m. in the Health and Physical Education building on the Park Campus at 6400 Press Drive.
1/29/2010 SU recruiting bash set for February 3
Southern University will hold its annual "Football Recruiting Bash" February 3 in the new north endzone fieldhouse at A.W. Mumford Stadium. Admission is $20. Refreshments will be served

1/29/2010 SU set to host new series of workshops in Scotlandville
 Helping senior citizens and physically and mentally challenged persons in the Scotlandville area receive local, state and federal assistance will be the subject of the first of a five-part series of workshops to be conducted by Southern University and A&M College.
2/3/2010 SULC Journal Symposium Set for February 19
  The Southern University Law Center's Journal of Race, Gender, and Poverty will host a one-day symposium, "State of the Union: The Progress Report," from 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. Friday, February 19, 2010, in 120 and 130 A.A. Lenoir Hall.
2/9/2010 SUNO to hold ribbon cutting for Student & Faculty Housing
  Southern University at New Orleans (SUNO) will hold a ribbon cutting for its Student and Faculty Housing complex on Wednesday, February 10, 2010 from 11 a.m. to noon
2/22/2010 Connecting Businesses with Contracts Procurement Conference planned
 Small business owners and contractors are invited to participate in the Sixth Annual Connecting Businesses with Contracts Procurement Conference, March 23, 2010, at the Southern University Smith-Brown Memorial Student Union in Baton Rouge.
2/26/2010 Workshops explore livestock harvesting, marketing

Livestock harvesting and marketing workshops will be held in north and south Louisiana for county agents, agriculture professionals, and livestock producers across the state. These are important topics to ensure compliance with regulations as more farmers transition to home  harvest, processing and marketing of  meat from their grass fed cattle, sheep, goats, pigs and chickens.

2/26/2010 SU's NROTC set to host regional Area 8 Drill Competition
  Southern University’s Naval Reserve Officers Training Corps (NROTC) will host a regional drill competition from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m., Saturday, February 27, in A.W. Mumford Stadium on the Baton Rouge campus.
3/23/2010 South African youth choir to perform at Southern Lab
 The International Children’s Outreach Ministry, Incorporated, Honors Chorus of South Africa is scheduled to perform at Southern University Laboratory School, at 10 a.m., Wednesday, March 24, in the school's gymnasium.
3/31/2010 Census Round-up with Tom Joyner at SUSLA
SUSLA  and Shreveport Federal Credit Union will host nationally syndicated radio talk show host Tom Joyner for National Census Day on Thursday, April 1. The Tom Joyner Morning Show will broadcast live from the main campus of SUSLA, 3050 Martin Luther King Jr. Drive, 5 a.m. - 9 a.m.  The public is invited to come complete and mail-in their census form.

4/7/2010 SUBR to hold Scotlandville charrette workshop
 A series of meetings mapping the future design of the Scotlandville area will be the focus of a five-day workshop coordinated by Southern University’s School of Architecture and its Urban + Rural Community Design Research Center.
4/13/2010 FBI agents set to speak to Southern L3C
  Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) Special Agent Ryan K. Lawrence will be the guest speaker for Southern University and A&M College's Leadership Living Community's (L3C) Brown Bag Luncheon at 11:30 a.m. on Friday, April 16 in the Cyprus Room of Mayberry Dining Hall.
4/13/2010 Annual Health Disparities Research Symposium set
 The Southern University Student Health Center will host its annual Spring Wellness Fair on Wednesday, April 21, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., in the Lobby of the Smith-Brown Memorial Union.
4/20/2010 Southern University set to host annual Honors Convocation
 Southern University will host its annual Honors Convocation beginning at 10:15 a.m. Friday, April 23, in the Seymour Gymnasium on the Baton Rouge Campus.
4/21/2010 SU Board of Supervisors to Interview and Select next System President at April Meeting PUBLIC ENCOURAGED TO ATTEND AND SUBMIT QUESTIONS
4/28/2010 NO mayor to serve as SUNO's commencement speaker
  Mitch Landrieu, mayor of the City of New Orleans and former Louisiana Lt. Governor, will serve as speaker for Southern University at New Orleans’ 2010 Commencement, Saturday, May 8, at the UNO Lakefront Arena.
4/29/2010 SUSLA to host 2010 Spring Commencement
  Southern University at Shreveport will host its 2010 Spring Commencement Ceremony Saturday, May 8, 2010, at 10 a.m., on the main campus in the Health and Physical Education Complex, 3050 Martin Luther King, Jr. Drive.
4/29/2010 Texas federal judge to address graduates at 2010 SULC Commencement, May 15

Judge Vanessa D. Gilmore of the United States District Court for the Southern District of Texas will deliver the 2010 Commencement address for Southern University Law Center at 10 a.m., Saturday, May 15, in the F.G. Clark Activity Center on the Southern University at Baton Rouge campus.

4/29/2010 SUBR set for spring 2010 commencement
  About 700 undergraduate and graduate students will receive degrees during Southern University and A&M College’s Spring Commencement exercise on Friday, May 14 at 10:30 a.m. in the F.G. Clark Activity Center.
6/29/2010 Southern University System Board of Supervisors Special Meeting
8/13/2010 Lt. Gen. Russel Honore to speak at Southern University
Southern University alumnus Lt. Gen. Russel Honoré (U.S. Army Retired) will speak to students and the public at 11 a.m., August 23 in the Smith-Brown Memorial Student Union. Honoré, the author of two books, will hold a book signing after his presentation.

8/19/2010 SUSLA to host new building grand opening, welcomes new SU System president
 Tours, food tasting, and welcoming of the new Southern University System President are scheduled activities for the grand opening celebration of the new Johnny L. Vance Jr. Student Activities Center at Southern University, Shreveport (SUSLA). The ceremony will be held on SUSLA’s main campus at 3050 Martin Luther King, Jr. Drive on August 20, at 11:30AM.
9/7/2010 SUNO's annual health and wellness fair moves to new semester, location
 The Southern University at New Orleans (SUNO) Family Wellness Fair will be on Wednesday, September 15 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Health & Physical Education Building at 6400 Press Drive.
10/5/2010 SU System 2010 Radiothon
10/20/2010SU Ag Center satellite headquarters ribbon cutting ceremony set
 A ribbon cutting ceremony to celebrate the Southern University Agricultural Research and Extension Center's new headquarters for the Southwest Center for Rural Initiatives (SCRI) is scheduled for Wednesday, October 27 at p.m.
10/20/2010SULC offers intensive LSAT Preparation Workshop, October 30-December 5
 Prospective law students can prepare for the LSAT, the admissions test for law schools, in an intensive LSAT Preparation Workshop conducted by Test Review Institute (TRI), October 30-December 5, at the Southern University Law Center.
10/20/2010Ag Center to host global food security and plant biosecurity symposium
 Scientists and professionals who are working on the frontlines of global food security and plant biosecurity research will gather at Southern University and A & M College Baton Rouge, on November 9-10, 2010, to uncover potential threats to our nation's natural resources and agriculture. They will participate in the University's Global Food Security and Plant Biosecurity Symposium.
10/29/2010SU inviting high school juniors, seniors, BRCC students to 'open house'
 Southern University is inviting high school juniors, seniors, and their parents to an "Open House” on November, 9 to get vital information about college entrance requirements, financial aid, and courses of study on the Baton Rouge campus.
11/1/2010 SU set for Relay for Life Kick-Off Party
  Southern University will jump start its Relay For Life campaign with a kick-off party from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m., Tuesday, November 16, in suite 305 on the 3rd floor of the Southern University Field House.

11/1/2010 USDA assistant secretary for civil rights to speak at Southern University
 Joe Leonard, USDA assistant secretary for civil rights is scheduled to speak at the Southern University's Global Food Security and Plant Biosecurity Symposium on November 9, 2010. Leonard will give remarks at 9:30 am at the Southern University Royal Cotillion Ballroom, Smith-Brown Memorial Student Union. Leonard will address symposium participants including students, guests, staff, administrators, community and faculty members.
11/12/2010SUNO plans Kwanzaa celebration
 Southern University at New Orleans (SUNO) Center for African and African-American Studies will have its 15th annual Kwanzaa celebration on Tuesday, November 16, from 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. in Lake Campus 43 at 6801 Press Drive. The event is free and open to the public.
11/12/2010Southern set for International Education Week
 International Education Week (IEW) will be celebrated November 15-16 on Southern University's Baton Rouge campus with prayers for world peace, a balloon release, and an informational symposium on Southern's study abroad program.
11/12/2010State Farm Bayou Classic tickets on sale now
 Tickets to the State Farm Bayou Classic XXXVII football game, Southern University Jaguars vs Grambling State University Tigers, are available.
11/17/2010State Farm Bayou Classic Official Schedule of Events
12/2/2010 Judge Hatchett to address Fall 2010 SU graduates
Judge Glenda Hatchett, widely known for her nationally-syndicated TV series, will be the guest speaker at Southern University, Baton Rouge's Fall 2010 commencement exercises set for 10:30 a.m., December 10 in the F.G. Clark Activity Center.

1/3/2011 SUS BOS January Meeting Media Advisory
1/19/2011 SUSLA welcomes 'Motivator of the Millennium' for 2-day conference
Keith L. Brown, known as the "Motivator of the Millennium," will be special guest speaker for, "Work it Out Conference," this Friday and Saturday, January 21-22, hosted by Southern University, Shreveport's Division of Student Affairs in collaboration with Volunteers of America.

2/1/2011 SU to host elected officials conference Feb. 25
 The Nelson Mandela School of Public Policy and Urban Affairs at Southern University, Baton Rouge, will sponsor a statewide elected officials' conference in the Royal Cotillion Ballroom of the Smith-Brown Memorial Student Union on Friday, February 25, from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
2/8/2011 SU to host open house for prospective students
 High school seniors and Baton Rouge Community College students seeking scholarships and exciting opportunities are invited to a Southern University Open House, 6 p.m., February 10, in W.W. Stewart Hall Auditorium.
2/28/2011 SU Civil Rights Commemoration Project seeks participants
 The SU Civil Rights Commemoration Project will kickoff during the 2011 SU Founders' Day with the first in a series of video recording sessions to collect civil rights stories from former students/faculty/administrators and the public. The sessions will be held from 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Thursday, March 10, in the SU Field House.
3/1/2011 Visitation for Dr. Emmett W. Bashful to be held Friday at SUNO
Visitation for Dr. Emmett W. Bashful, the first chancellor of Southern University, New Orleans (SUNO), will be held on Friday, March 4 from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. in the University's gymnasium at 6400 Press Drive. Dr. Bashful died Saturday morning, February 27, in Baton Rouge at the age 93. He led SUNO from 1959 to 1987 and had served as chancellor emeritus since his retirement.

3/15/2011 SUNO to hold ribbon cutting for Information Technology Center and Support Our Southern launch
 Southern University, New Orleans, (SUNO), will cut the ribbon for its Information Technology Center on Wednesday, March 16 at 11 a.m. in front of the building on the Lake Campus at 6801 Press Drive.

The University will also hold the Support Our Southern SUNO launch as a part of the program.
3/31/2011 S.O.S. Day at the Legislature- Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - SAVE THE DATE
4/17/2011 SUBR Chancellor Search Interview Schedule
4/25/2011 Federal judge to address 2011 SULC Commencement, May 14
Judge Brian A. Jackson of the United States District Court, Middle District of Louisiana, will deliver the 2011 Commencement address for Southern University Law Center at 10 a.m., Saturday, May 14, 2011 in the F.G. Clark Activity Center on the Southern University, Baton Rouge campus.

4/26/2011 Entrepreneur Michael V. Roberts to deliver SUSLA commencement address, May 12
Michael V. Roberts Sr., chairman and CEO of the Roberts Companies, will address more than 200 Southern University, Shreveport graduates during commencement excercises on Thursday, May 12, 2011 at 7 p.m. at the Shreveport Convention Center.
4/26/2011 NASA chief Bolden to speak at commencement, May 13
Charles F. Bolden Jr., the first African American and the second ex-astronaut to lead NASA, will deliver the keynote address for Southern University’s spring commencement, May 13, 2001 in  F. G. Clark Activity Center, at 10:30 a.m.

4/27/2011 Housing and Urban Development secretary to serve as SUNO commencement speaker, May 7
U.S. Secretary of Housing and Urban Development Shaun Donovan will serve as the commencement speaker at Southern University, New Orleans on Saturday, May 7, 2011 at 4 p.m. in the Lakefront Arena. 
5/3/2011 SU Ag Center to hold child care training, May 20-21
 The Southern University Ag Center invites all Louisiana child care providers to attend a training session, May 20-21, in Baton Rouge. Participants will receive up to nine hours of new ideas, and discover new and exciting programs. As providers, this training is an opportunity to leap into childcare training for you or your staff and gain basic or advance skills.
5/12/2011 SUNO to hold free summer science programs for students and teachers
 Southern University, New Orleans (SUNO) will hold three free summer science enrichment programs for K through 12 students as well as high school teachers. The deadline to register for the programs is Monday, May 23, 2011, 5 p.m.
5/12/2011 The Southwest Center for Rural Initiatives to host Career Day, May 17
 The Southwest Center for Rural Initiatives Y.E.S. After-School program will host a Career Day on Tuesday, May 17, 2011 from 4 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. for enrolled students ages 6-14. Local professionals from various career fields will participate and provide hands-on demonstrations, including a police officer, a fireman, entrepreneurs, a beautician, a judge, a chef, a funeral director, an attorney, a coach, a doctor, and a dentist.
5/16/2011 Alvin Batiste Jazz Tribute postponed
 Southern University's Alvin Batiste Jazz Tribute, scheduled for May 25,2011 on the Baton Rouge campus, has been postponed.
6/13/2011 SU Jaguars to hold 'Red Carpet on the Bluff' gala
Gala will help benefit the Southern University Department of Athletics

The Southern University Department of Athletics will hold its first Red Carpet on the Bluff Gala, June 17, 2011 at 7 p.m. in the A.W. Mumford Fieldhouse, on the Southern campus.

6/14/2011 SU Ag Center to hold Annual Family and Youth Expo
6/30/2011 SULC Minority Law and Research Institute closing awards program, June 30
 The closing event and awards presentation of the 11th Annual Minority Law and Research Institute will be held at the Southern University Law Center, 130 A. A. Lenoir Hall, at 1 p.m., Thursday, June 30.
7/1/2011 Southern University Alumni Conference underway in Baton Rouge
The 2011 Southern University National Alumni Conference continues through July 10 in Baton Rouge. This year's conference, "Bringing it Back to the Bluff," marks the return of the annual meeting to Baton Rouge, for the first time in 16 years.

7/26/2011 My Bayou Classic road show kicks off wednesday in Monroe
Beginning on Wednesday and continuing until November, the My Bayou Classic Road Show is touring the Gulf South, hoping to reach out to fans of Grambling State and Southern.

8/23/2011 Southern University System Board of Supervisors Retreat and August Meeting
10/27/2011SU System Radiothon Slated for Friday, October 28
2/13/2012 SU Board of Supervisors February 2012 meeting today
  The Southern University System Board of Supervisors will hold its regular meeting Monday, February 13, 2012 in the Board Meeting Room, 2nd Floor, J.S. Clark Administration Building, on the Southern University campus in Baton Rouge.
4/10/2012 High school students invited to 'College Night on The Bluff,' April 11
High school juniors and seniors will get a heavy dose of Southern University on April 11 when the University holds its annual "College Night on The Bluff."
4/19/2012 Southern University System at the Capitol today
Officials and students from all entities in Southern University System will be in the Rotunda of the State Capitol on Thursday for "Support Our Southern Day at the Capitol."

The event will be held from 9 a.m. to 3  p.m.

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6/11/2012 Southern Football 2012 season tickets available June 11
Season books for the upcoming 2012 football season will be available for renewal for existing season book holders on Monday, June 11 at 9 a.m. in the Southern University Ticket Office located in the F.G. Clark Activity Center.

SU Football Season ticket information Page

7/3/2012 SU Alumni Conference in Atlanta, July 11-15
The 2012 Southern University National Alumni Conference is scheduled for July 11-15, 2012 in Atlanta, Georgia. This year's conference, "65 Years of Service and Support to Southern University," commemorates the Southern University Alumni Federation's 65th anniversary of its founding in 1947.

Click here for conference registration booklet.

7/25/2012 SUS Town Hall Meeting in Franklinton, July 26
The Southern University System statewide town hall meetings for alumni, stakeholders, and supporters will conclude in Franklinton, July 26 2012.

Join SU System President Ronald Mason Jr. as he shares, "Keys to the Future of the Southern System," an outline to encourage discussion and build a consensus agenda for a "new” Southern System.

The final town hall meeting will be Thursday, July 26, 2012, in Franklinton at Winan United Methodist Church, 622 18th Avenue, 6 p.m.

8/16/2012 Bayou Classic Road Show kicks off September 1
Bayou Classic Roadshow presented by the U.S. Marine Corps                                 
Bayou Classic tickets on sale now

9/20/2012 Bayou Classic Announces 2012 Schedule of Events
The Bayou Classic recently announced their official schedule of events for the upcoming series of events beginning November 22, 2012. Each year, this weekend of events brings together family, friends, and alumni of Grambling State University and Southern University to see one of America's greatest college sports rivalries and celebrate football, family, and the traditions surrounding Historically Black Colleges and Universities. The proceeds from the week-long series of events are provided to both schools for student scholarships; the two schools split $1.32 million for scholarships last year.

11/6/2012 "Round Up On The Bluff" set for Saturday, November 10
High school juniors and seniors are invited to Southern University's "Round Up On The Bluff," Saturday, November 10, 2012 on the Baton Rouge campus.
11/27/2012LSBDC at SU to offer international trade seminar for veterans, November 27
Louisiana Small Business Development Center at Southern University is offering a free International Trade and Sources of Funding for Veterans seminar, Tuesday, November 27, 2012, 10 a.m. to noon at the Louisiana Technology Park, 7117 Florida Boulevard, in Baton Rouge

11/30/2012SUNO Social Work 30th Anniversary celebration, November 30
The Southern University New Orleans School of Social Work will mark its 30 Year Anniversary with a celebration Friday, November 30, 2012,  5 - 8 p.m. in University’s gymnasium (The Castle).

11/30/2012SU Ag Center holds free business development seminar in Roseland, December 6
 The Center for Rural and Small Business Development at the Southern University Agricultural Research and Extension Center will hold a free business development seminar on "How to Start a Sustainable Business," on Thursday, December 6, 2012, from 5 - 7 p.m. at the Powerhouse Praise and Worship Center, 12323 Highway 1048 in Roseland.
11/30/2012SUBR to present holiday concert, November 30
The Southern University Department of Visual and Performing Arts will present "A Yuletide Gift of the Spirit," at 7 p.m. Friday, November 30, 2012, in the F.G. Clark Activity Center.

12/3/2012 Urban League CEO Marc Morial to be SUBR commencement speaker, December 14
 Marc H. Morial, President of the National Urban League, will be the guest speaker for Southern University Baton Rouge's Fall Commencement set for 10:30 a.m., Friday, December 14, 2012, in the F. G. Clark Activity Center.



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