Month: April 2016

Dreaming Is Just the Beginning

What is a dream? Is it just a fantasy or wishful thinking? Or is it something more than that? For every university student and every emerging leader, a dream is definitely something more than just make-believe. Your dream is your direction. It’s where you want to go, who you want to be and what you want to do. It’s your map for generating transformation and cultivating an environment ... More

April 26, 2016

SEU Professor to Be Featured on National Radio Program

Dr. Robert Crosby, professor of practical theology, and his wife, Pam, senior director for COMPASS: The Center for Calling and Career, will be featured Monday, April 25, on Dr. James Dobson’s nationally broadcast radio program, Family Talk. The program will focus primarily on Dr. Crosby’s 2014 book, The One Jesus Loves. “We so often hear Christian ... More

Dr. Ben Carson to Speak at SEU Commencement

On Friday, April 29, Southeastern University will host its spring commencement ceremony at The Lakeland Center in Lakeland, Florida., at 6:30 p.m. There will be 449 graduates, bringing Southeastern’s total graduation count since inception to 13,643. There are 109 master’s degree candidates, 324 bachelor’s candidates and 16 associate candidates. The commencement speaker will be Dr. Ben Carson, a retired neurosurgeon and politician. Carson became the chief of pediatric neurosurgery at Johns Hopkins Hospital ... More

April 22, 2016

How to ACE Your Finals

We all learn differently, and that means that studying effectively can look different for each of us. A study method that works great for your friend may not work at all for you. It is important to try different study strategies for a week or two and then assess whether or not those study methods are effective for you. Check out these tips the tutors and staff at SEU's Academic ... More

April 21, 2016

Your guide to gaining professional experience this summer

Still undecided about what to do this summer? It’s tempting to while away the days, binge-watching your favorite shows on Netflix and raiding the kitchen pantry every afternoon, but there are several good reasons to gain as much professional experience as possible during your summer vacations. You’ll not only come back in the fall with some potentially cool stories to share with friends — you’ll also have the ... More

April 20, 2016

Medicine with a Mission

With a continued burden for medical missions, Dr. Tonya Hawthorne, DO, ’83 ventured in 2006 to the country of Kenya in hopes of starting a medical outreach center. Still uncertain of the location, Tonya went on five scouting trips outside the capital city of Nairobi, each being a little further from the city and modern conveniences. During her last trip, she visited Ngoswani, a rural village of no more than five buildings. “... More

SEU Hosts Ribbon-Cutting for Student Activities Center

Southeastern University will host its ribbon-cutting ceremony for the newly expanded Student Activities Center (SAC) facility on Tuesday, April 12, at 10 a.m. The new facility includes a gymnasium, telescoping bleachers, coaches’ offices, a multipurpose room and a large equipment storage room. The architectural firm for the project is SCMH Architects, and the company constructing the facility is NuJak Development. The addition expanded the existing space by 15,209 square feet, bringing the ... More

Investigating Fragile X Syndrome

As a student, Dr. Aimee (Vinson) Franklin never envisioned her career leading to a future in research. While in college and shortly after graduating from SEU in 2007, she was determined to take the MCAT and get into medical school. Aimee worked hard in order to graduate from Southeastern in three-and-a-half years with a bachelor’s degree in biology/pre-medicine. She moved home after graduation and worked delivering newspapers to save ... More