The Southern University System is deeply saddened by the death of Mr. Nelson Mandela former president of South Africa. In 2000, Mandela was invited to Southern University and to Baton Rouge by then SU System President Leon R. Tarver II.
Pictured is former president of South Africa Nelson Mandela with then SU System President Leon R. Tarver II during spring commencement at Southern University Baton Rouge, May12, 2000, in A.W. Mumford Stadium. In addition to serving as commencement speaker during a May 10-12 visit to Baton Rouge, Mandela also received honorary degrees from Southern and LSU, and the School of Public Policy and Urban Affairs at SU was named in his honor.
Bayou Classic team announced April 11, 2013, that the 40th Annual Bayou
Classic will be broadcast on NBC nationally. The agreement between The
Bayou Classic and NBC Sports Group extends the national broadcast on NBC
through the 2015 contest.
NBC Sports Group has been the home
of The Bayou Classic since 1991. Last year, the nationally-televised
edition of the 39 th Annual Bayou Classic saw a 19 percent rating
The Southern University and A&M College System Board of Supervisors
Friday, January 11, 2013, installed new officers and held a swearing-in
ceremony for new and reappointed members during its regular monthly
Incoming chairwoman Bridget A. Dinvaut, who was
unanimously elected during the annual officers' election in November
2012, and the Rev. Joe R. Gant of Shreveport, who elected as vice chair
at today's meeting, were installed as the 2013 officers for the
16-member governing board for the Southern University System.
is Southern University Board of Supervisors chairwoman Bridget A.
Dinvaut and vice chairman the Rev. Joe R. Gant being installed as 2013
officers during the governing board's regular meeting January 11, 2013,
in the Board Meeting Room by general counsel Winston Decuir Jr.
-Photo Naville Oubre III, SU Office of Media Relations and Publications
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
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.
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.
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
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.
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 www.mybayouclassic.com, was created to provide an interactive experience for fans of Grambling State University and Southern University.
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.
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.
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.
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 BRACâ€™s talent database.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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).
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.
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.
The Southern University System recently received a contribution of $20,000 from Kelloggâ€™s Corporate Citizenship Fund. The contribution will be used for educational purposes throughout the University.
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.
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.
The first ever Capital One bank branch in Shreveport's MLK neighborhood opened Thursday September 2.
The branch â€” 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.
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
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).
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.
Kiyan McCormick, a
second-yeargraduate student in Southern University and A&M Collegeâ€™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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
National Hurricane Center forecasters expect Tropical Storm Karen to be near the central Gulf Coast on Saturday as a weak hurricane or tropical storm. A tropical storm watch is in effect from west of Grand Isle to east of Morgan City, an area that includes metropolitan New Orleans, Lake Maurepas, and Lake Ponchartrain.
At this time, we do not expect TS Karen to affect campus operations.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 StateUniversity.com. 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.
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.
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.
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.
James L. Llorens was selected as the next chancellor of the Southern University, Baton Rouge campus, Friday, April 29, 2011.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
In addition to
the construction of a new Information Technology Center and the remaining
phases of Southern University at New Orleansâ€™ (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.
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
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
first graduates of Southern University's Executive Master's in Public
Administration Online Degree Program received their degree diplomas during
commencement ceremonies Friday, December 13, 2013.
Both Rhonda Sylvan and Myra Victor said the program has provided them with an affordable and easily accessible means of getting the degree they wanted but didn't have the time to achieve going full-time.
Celebrities and special guests to appear during Bayou Classic weekend
Classic fans and ticket-holders are in for a treat! Rapper, record
producer, and the original human beat-box, Doug E. Fresh (pictured
left), will perform live for the all-new Bayou Classic pre-game Show. We
have a rich history of legends on the field, and this year we're adding
another one to the list! Get to your seats early so that you can be a
part of the action.
Kevin Hart (pictured right), and movie
producer, Will Packer will also be joining in on the 40th Annual Bayou
Classic Celebration! Hart will be taking a ride to New Orleans, right
through the Mercedes-Benz Superdome, onto the field, for a special
halftime presentation. That's all that we can tell you. You'll have to
be at the game to see the rest. Order your tickets now!
The Southern University System, November 1, 2013, welcomed New Orleans native and Southern University alumnus Alfred E. "Al" Harrell III as director of development and executive director of the SU System Foundation.
Southern University Shreveport (SUSLA) and Education Online Services Corporation announces the launch of a new online degree--associate of science in business management. The associate of science in business management online degree is designed for student seeking a broad program of study in all phases of business practices.
The Southern University System welcomes Monique Guillory-Winfield as the new vice president for academic and student affairs. Guillory-Winfield possesses more than 15 years of experience in higher education administration including her most recent position as an associate with The Barthwell Group, a boutique management-consulting firm based in Detroit, Michigan, with an array of higher education clients.
Southern University is participating in the second annual College Colors Day spirit competition and is asking for fan support to help win the national Spirit Cup award, which includes $10,000 toward the general scholarship fund.
Southern University Baton Rouge and Education Online Services Corporation are pleased to announce the launch of a new online degree: bachelor of arts in interdisciplinary studies commencing on August 5, 2013. The bachelor of arts in interdisciplinary studies online degree is housed within the SUBR College of Education and is designed specifically for adult learners who are striving for a higher level of education to enable them to access increased growth and employment opportunities.
Tickets for the 40th Annual Bayou Classic are on sale now. The Bayou Classic is the iconic collegiate gridiron matchup between Grambling State University and Southern University, which will take place on Saturday, November 30, 2013 in the Mercedes-Benz Superdome.
Bayou Classic fans can also purchase tickets for the ever-popular Battle of the Bands & Greek Show to be held on Friday, November 29, 2013, in the Mercedes-Benz Superdome.
Bayou Classic Wednesday, May 29, 2013, announced their official schedule
of events for the upcoming series of events beginning November 26,
2013. 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 Southern University System recently announced the debut of its
mobile application suite 'eNtourage' for Southern University Baton Rouge
SUBR is leading the technology wave by being one of the
first campuses in the U.S. and Canada to provide course add and drop,
shopping cart registration and student bill payment directly from
students' mobile devices. The new mobile app has a robust suite of
applications covering the entire student pipeline management and
provides SUBR students and staff with one stop access to the
University's information such as campus news, events, maps, and
119,636 votes cast, Southern University's M-9 student cheering section
claims 16th place to advance to the second round of voting in the
Naismith Student Section of the Year Award. Fans and supporters also
helped the popular cheering section place at the top among the SWAC
schools participating in the contest.
The M-9 section in the F.G.
Clark Activity Center has been nominated as one of the top college
basketball student sections in the country and is asking for fans to
continue voting to help win the prestigious title.
It's Super Bowl time again for the world famous Southern University Marching Band.
The band, nicknamed the "Human Jukebox," will perform in New Orleans during pre-game activities of Super Bowl XLVII being held February 3, 2013, in the Mercedes-Benz Superdome.This will mark the fourth Super Bowl performance for the SU marching band.
Michael Skolnik, co-founder and editor-in-chief of GlobalGrind.com, 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.
Southern University Baton Rouge is celebrating Homecoming 2012 through
October 13. The theme for this year's observance is "Southern
University: Accepting the Challenges, Making a Difference, Forever
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.
"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.
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
By visiting www.espn.com/collegecolorsday, Jaguar fans can register to pledge their allegiance to SU as the school with the most college spirit and loyal fan base.
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
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.
The Southern University System
will observe its annual Foundersâ€™ 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
The Southern University System Foundation has received more than $1 million in a gift from the James and Ruth Smith Trust.
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.
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.
Southern University Marching Bandâ€™s drumline will soon be on its way to
captivate audiences in the North African countries of Morocco and
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.
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.
The Southern University Jaguar football team, led by senior quarterback Dray Joseph, won the Toyota Southwestern Athletic Conference Championship Game Saturday, December 7, 2013, 34-27 over the Jackson State Tigers, in Reliant Stadium in Houston, Texas. - Photo David Kent, SU Athletics
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.
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.
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 governorâ€™s HIV, AIDS, and Hepatitis C Commission.
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.
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.
Southern University at New
Orleans (SUNO) has been named to the 2009 President'â€™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
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.
Ruth W. Johnson, director
of SUNO's Educational Talent Search Program, was elected secretary for theCouncil 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.
University System and the Jaguar Nation congratulatethe Southwestern Athletic Conference (SWAC) champion
Southern University and A&M College womenâ€™s basketball teamand head coach
Sandy Pugh on their historic and triumphant season.
The SUBR women's basketball team, who were
Conference (SWAC) champions, captured the 2010 Farmers Insurance
Athletic Conference tournament championship in Bossier City with a 60-47
victory over Alabama State University.
Diola Bagayoko of Southern
Universityat 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.
Wanda Spurlock, an associate
professor in the SUBR School of Nursing, has been named the recipient of thecoveted "Rosemary Volunteer Awardâ€ť presented by the Alzheimerâ€™s Services of the
Capital Area at its recent Annual Volunteer Appreciation Luncheon.
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.
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.
for the 40th Annual Bayou Classic are on sale now. The Bayou Classic matchup between Grambling State
University and Southern University, will take place Saturday,
November 30, 2013 in the Mercedes-Benz Superdome.
The Southern University System is hosting a series of statewide town hall
meetings for alumni, stakeholders, and supporters during August. The tour, "Transforming the Southern System: From Good to
Great," began with a meeting in Baton Rouge August 8, 2013, and will conclude with a stop in New Orleans, Monday, August 19.
is a large group of alumni, stakeholders, and supporters August 8,
2013, in the A.W. Mumford Fieldhouse listening to a presentation from SU
System President Ronald Mason Jr. during the first in a series of
statewide town hall meetings.
Retired U.S. Army General and Southern University alum Russel L.
Honore' will be the guest speaker at the Southern University Army ROTC
Commissioning ceremony at 10 a.m., Thursday, May 16, 2013, in A.W.
Mumford Fieldhouse, Baton Rouge.
University Shreveport will host Energy Camp Louisiana June 3-7, 2013,
at the main campus. The camp is open to all Caddo parish high school
The camp is designed to teach high school students
about the different types of energy, energy conservation, and efficiency
as well as energy-related careers. During the week-long camp, students
participate in hands-on experiments, energy discussions, interactive
computer games, and win prizes for "best in class" team efforts.
Southern University Shreveport, Saturday, May 11, 2013, will hold two commencement ceremonies for Spring 2013 graduates.
Division of Allied Health and School of Nursing graduation ceremony
will begin at 10 a.m. and the Divisions of Behavioral Sciences and
Education, Business Studies, Humanities and Science, and Technology's
will follow at noon. Both ceremonies will be held in the Health and
Physical Education Center.
The Division of Allied Health and School of Nursing speaker is SUSLA alumnus Marilyn Glover Latin, RN, BSN, CRT (pictured left).
Latin is a registered nurse at the Overton Brooks Memorial Veterans
Administration Medical Center in Shreveport. The noon commencement
speaker is Ollie Tyler (pictured right),
the first woman and first African-American to serve as superintendent
of Schools for Caddo Parish and a former administrator with the
Louisiana Department of Education.
J. Riley, M.D., a native of New Orleans, advisor to President Barack
Obama, and current president of Meharry Medical College in Nashville,
Tennessee will deliver the Southern University New Orleans commencement
address on Saturday, May 11, 2013. at 4 p.m.
Attorney Stephanie Finley of the Western District of Louisiana will
deliver the 2013 Commencement address for Southern University Law Center
at 10 a.m., Saturday, May 11, 2013, in the F.G. Clark Activity Center
on the Southern University Baton Rouge campus.
Finley is a magna cum laude graduate of Grambling State University and a cum laude graduate of the SU Law Center,.
One hundred and seventy-three graduates are expected to receive the Juris Doctor Degree this spring.
University and A&M College will host Sustainability Week, April
22-26, 2013, "Creating a Culture of Sustainability: Where Blue and Gold
Meets Green." The SU System president, a top Toyota executive, and
others will join faculty, staff, and students from the Southern
University System, for this educational event.
Southern University Agricultural Research and Extension Center will hold
its annual "Connecting Businesses with Contracts" Procurement
Conference, Thursday, April 4, 2013. The event will kick-off with
registration at 7:30 a.m. in the Smith-Brown Memorial Student Union on
the Southern University A&M College campus, 500 Jesse N. Stone
Avenue, in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.
Southern University will celebrate its 133rd Founders' Day 2013, with a
series of activities. The special recognition of the University's
history is titled "Meeting Challenges, Building Alliances, Creating
The SUBR celebration kicks off Thursday, March 7, with a Community Prayer
Breakfast. Southern University Shreveport will celebrate Founders’ Day, Tuesday, March 12, 2013.
University Shreveport Counseling Center and Student Activities will
sponsor a Campus/Community Health Fair Wednesday, March 20, 2013, from 8
a.m. until noon in the Health and Physical Educational Complex (gymnasium).
director and producer John Singleton, who rocketed to national
attention with his first movie "Boyz n the Hood," will speak at Southern
University Baton Rouge at 4 p.m. Sunday, March 3, 2013, in the Royal
Cotillion Ballroom of the Smith-Brown Memorial Student Union.
University Baton Rouge will be offering scholarships and information on
exciting paths of study at "College Night on the Bluff" set for
Tuesday, February 26, 2013, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. in the F.G. Clark
Southern University Agricultural Research and Extension Center is holding
its 70th Annual Livestock Show for youth participants and families, through March 2, 2013, at the Maurice Edmond Livestock Arena,
14600 Scenic Hwy, Baton Rouge.
Southern University Agricultural Research and Extension Center will hold
the Louisiana Small Farmer Conference, themed "Enhancing Opportunities
for Louisiana Small Family Farms," March 14-16, 2013, at A.O. Williams
Hall in Baton Rouge.
Registration is $25.00 by March 1, 2013.
Small farmers pictured during field training as part of 2012 conference.
The Southern University System will host
quarterly online chat sessions with SU System President Ronald Mason Jr.
for alumni, stakeholders, and the Jaguar Nation, beginning January 2013. Register here now.
Governor names three and reappoints two members to SU Board of Supervisors
Bridget A. Dinvaut of Reserve will officially be handed the gavel as
the 2013 chairwoman when the Southern University Board of Supervisors
meets January 11, 2013, in Baton Rouge. Dinvaut replaces Darren Mire who
completed two consecutive terms as chairman last December.
Governor Bobby Jindal Friday, January 5, 2013, announced three new
appointments and reappointed two members to the SU Board of Supervisors,
who will take the oath of office at the Board’s first meeting of the
Beginning January 2013, the Southern University System will host
quarterly online chat sessions with SU System President Ronald Mason Jr.
for alumni, stakeholders, and the Jaguar Nation. Details coming soon.
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.
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.
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
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.
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
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
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Charles F. Bolden Jr., the first
African American and the second ex-astronaut to lead NASA, will deliver
the keynote address for Southern Universityâ€™s spring commencement, May
13, 2001 in F. G. Clark Activity Center, at 10:30 a.m.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Southern University is inviting high school juniors, seniors, and their parents to an "Open Houseâ€ť on November, 9 to get vital information about college entrance requirements, financial aid, and courses of study on the Baton Rouge campus.
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.
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.
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.
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 SUSLAâ€™s main campus at 3050 Martin Luther King,
Jr. Drive on August 20, at 11:30AM.
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.
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.
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.
About 700 undergraduate and graduate students will
receive degrees during Southern University and A&M Collegeâ€™s Spring
Commencement exercise on Friday, May 14 at 10:30 a.m. in the F.G. Clark
Mitch Landrieu, mayor of the City of New Orleans and former
Louisiana Lt. Governor, will serve as
speaker for Southern University at New Orleansâ€™ 2010 Commencement, Saturday,
May 8, at the UNO Lakefront Arena.
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.
A series of meetings mapping the future design of the Scotlandville area will be the focus of a five-day workshop coordinated by Southern Universityâ€™s School of Architecture and its Urban + Rural Community Design Research Center.
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.
The International Childrenâ€™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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Southern University at New
Orleans (SUNO) will host a televised mayoral candidatesforum 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.
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.
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.
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.