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Category: News Release

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

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


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

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

SEU Debate Dominates Florida State Championship

SEU won the Florida State Championship for the second year in a row, beating rivals University of Florida, Florida State University and University of Central Florida. SEU Debate finished another season as a stronger and more dominant presence in the Florida debate circuit than the last. Winning both styles of debate, breaking FIFA records and winning a total of 13 awards, this performance was a program best.[block]SEU won the ... More


March 11, 2016

Fire Claim First Women’s Basketball Title

For the second night in a row, the Fire women's basketball team used a second-half spurt to claim victory. On February 27, it gave Southeastern its first Sun Conference Women's Basketball Tournament championship in program history. "We'll have our moments where things aren't working, and then all of a sudden we find a way to make it click," said interim head coach Leann Dahlstein. "When you work all season for something, ... More


March 1, 2016

SEU to Join Nation’s Largest Football Conference

The Mid-South Conference and The Sun Conference are merging to form the largest football conference in college sports. Conference officials announced Thursday that beginning with the 2017 season, the Mid-South Conference will include 20 teams, which will compete in three divisions. The new, expanded football conference will allow three teams to earn an automatic bid to the NAIA Football Championship Series. "This is an exciting day for Fire football. I'm proud to ... More


February 26, 2016