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Month: March 2016

Distinguished Professor Murray Dempster Honored

During the 45th annual conference of the Society for Pentecostal Studies (SPS), Southeastern University’s Dr. Murray Dempster was honored with a Lifetime Achievement Award, and Dr. Margaret English de Alminana was installed as the new executive director of SPS. The annual conference was held at Life Pacific College in San Dimas, California, from March 10 to 12. Dr. Dempster, distinguished professor of social ethics, was awarded the Lifetime Achievement Award along ... More


Over 400 Expected at Upcoming Preview Days

This Thursday and Friday, Southeastern University will be hosting its final Preview Days event of the school year, giving prospective high school and transfer students one more opportunity to stay overnight on campus, connect with our community and learn more about life at SEU throughout this two-day experience. Previous events have drawn crowds of more than 500, including students and their families, who were considering making Southeastern their college home. Through ... More


March 30, 2016

Dr. Ben Carson to Be Spring Commencement Speaker

Dr. Ben Carson, a retired neurosurgeon and politician, will be the commencement speaker at Southeastern University’s spring commencement on April 29. Southeastern’s commencement will take place at The Lakeland Center at 6:30 p.m. A total of 407 students will be graduating. Carson became the chief of pediatric neurosurgery at Johns Hopkins Hospital in 1984 at the age of 33, making him the youngest major division director in the hospital’s history. Carson ... More


March 29, 2016

SEU Ranked in the Top 5 of Missions-Minded Universities

Southeastern University was recently recognized by Christian Universities Online as one of the top five most missions-minded Christian colleges and universities for 2016. Degree programs offered and the number of service/internship opportunities in missions were factors that impacted SEU’s rating. In addition to our Exposure missions week, hundreds of SEU faculty, staff and students participate in our Destinations program each year, making a positive difference in the lives of ... More


March 24, 2016

Student Blog: Being a Missionary Kid at SEU

Just two years before beginning college, my family moved back to the United States from Mexico, where my parents had been serving as missionaries since I was 11. When I started at Southeastern University, I still felt very out of place in the U.S. I was fully out of touch with “pop” culture and struggled to reconcile my love for my “home” and the nationality everyone assumed I was. To ... More


On the Front Lines: SEU Alum’s New Chaplaincy Initiative

Being sensitive to God’s call has always been important to Chaplain (Col.) Richard Quinn ’78, who retired this past October following 34 years of service as a chaplain in the U.S. Army. As a senior in high school, Richard planned to pursue a degree in biology and was driving to take a science CLEP exam at a local community college when he sensed God speaking to him about his future ... More


Simi Adewunmi, Organizational Leadership ’16

Simi Adewunmi, an SEU international student from Nigeria, is pursuing a degree in organizational leadership with a minor in business management and plans to continue on for her MBA following graduation. Simi knew Southeastern was the place for her after visiting campus and experiencing our Christ-centered and close-knit community. She said, "Although the word 'community' is commonly used and can sound casual, for me, it made all the difference, especially ... More


March 18, 2016

SEU Student Shines a Light on Intellectual Disabilities

The idea for People Like Us may have come to SEU student Kirsti Mutz during her freshman year of college — but it’s really been a lifelong journey for her and her 16-year-old sister, Emma, one of the six individuals with varying abilities who star in the feature-length documentary. People Like Us centers on their experience in a local theater program and shines a light on ... More


March 17, 2016

SEU’s College of Arts & Media to Host Drum Corps International Tour

This summer, Southeastern University’s College of Arts & Media will be the host to the 2016 DCI Central Florida Drum Corps International Tour event. The marching music competition, the first ever in Polk County, is one of three that will be held this July in Florida. Drum Corps International (DCI), Marching Music’s Major League™, annually organizes the DCI Tour, which features more than 50 marching music ... More


March 15, 2016

Student Blog: Social Work Students Minister in Honduras

You know those moments when you’re just at a loss for words because of how great our God is? That’s how I felt after my trip to Honduras. I was sitting in one of my social work classes this past fall as my professor began to explain an opportunity to travel to Honduras in February 2016. The main focus of the trip would be to minister to girls who ... More