ByLion--April 8


Retirees honored at reception

Laver named a Fulbright Scholar

Paul Taylor Dance performs Tuesday

Business faculty recognized

CMS announces summer programs

Ethics lecture April 25

LSBDC receives national accreditation

Tangi CVB donates $100,000

Alice the Brave opens Friday

Sims Memorial Library news

UPD offers self-defense class

Speech and Theatre Festival held

Faculty Chamber Recital today

Library expands Ebook collection

Extended Studies news

Southeastern in the news

Fine and Performing Arts news

This Week in Athletics

Professional activities

Faculty, staff  honored at Retiree Reception
RetireesNearly 50 Southeastern faculty and staff members were recognized for their service to the university last month at a retiree reception. The honorees amassed a total of 944 years of service.
     Pictured, front row, from left, are Bonnie Lewis, Sociology and Criminal Justice; Emily Bond, Nursing; Donnice Hunter, Education Opportunity Center; Karen Perry, Communication Sciences and Disorders; Mary Frances Marx, Library; Carol Kinchen, Admissions and Financial Aid; Jackie Dale Thomas, Leadership Development; Veda Abene, Continuing Education; Stuart Stewart, Campus Compact; back, from left, are Larry Jackson, Student Government Association; Mary Ann Farris, Admissions and Financial Aid; Theresa Zeigler, Purchasing; Paul Ceasar, Health and Human Sciences; Glyn Banks, Physical Plant; Pamela Black, Nursing; Gregory Arabie, Psychology; Cynthia McCormick, Teaching and Learning; Thomas Hogan, Physical Plant; Lori Brocato, Teaching and Learning; Dennis Travis, Property Control; Paul Simoneaux, Teaching and Learning; Paul Patterson, Physical Plant; Donna LaCaze, Teaching and Learning; Frances Wood, Teaching and Learning; Bill Neal, College of Education and Human Development; Janis Vicknair, Teaching and Learning; Randy Moffett, Educational Leadership and Technology/President; and President John L. Crain congratulating the retirees. (Photo by Melanie Mann, The Lions Roar)

Southeastern history professor awarded Fulbright Scholar Grant to teach, research in Ireland
Harry LaverSoutheastern Professor of History Harry S. Laver has been named a Fulbright Scholar, which will allow him to perform research and graduate level teaching in Ireland the next academic year.
     Established in 1946, the Fulbright Scholar Program is sponsored by the U.S. Department of State's Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs and allows American scholars and professionals to lecture and research in a wide range of fields.
     "This is a huge and very well-deserved honor for Dr. Harry Laver, one of the hardest working and most productive faculty members at Southeastern," said William Robison, head of the Department of History and Political Science. "It is also a great point of prestige for the university. There is no higher honor a scholar can receive than the opportunity to teach and conduct research abroad under the auspices of a Fulbright Fellowship. We in the department are extraordinarily proud of his achievement."
     A specialist in military history, Laver will be working at the National University of Ireland (NUIM) in Maynooth, where he will offer a series of new classes to complement the institution's existing curriculum. Among the offerings being considered are graduate courses in the American Revolutionary era, the American Civil War, Vietnam and a survey of U.S. military history.
     "NUIM has an alliance with the Military College at the Irish Defense Forces Training Center, and it's likely I will teach classes on military history and leadership in various courses for cadets and for junior and senior commanders," Laver said. "My particular specialization in historic military leadership studies will be especially appropriate, as I anticipate teaching at least one course in leadership theory and practice coupled with analyses of past commanders' leadership successes and shortcomings."
     Laver conducts study abroad trips for Southeastern, where students visit World War II sites such as Normandy and the World War I battlefields of northern France, experiences he thinks will enhance similar trips already offered by NUIM.
     Laver's research will involve a study of Irish-American Civil War veterans who returned to their home country after the war.
     "Many of these veterans returned to Ireland intending to employ their recently gained political and military experience in support of Fenianism, which was a form of Irish nationalism," he said. "This research will further illuminate Irish-American war veterans' participation in post-1865 Fenianism within Ireland, specifically their ideological and military contributions and their participation in the Rising of 1867, a failed attempt to throw off British rule."
     As the director of Graduate Studies in Southeastern's Department of History and Political Science, Laver said he will participate extensively with colleagues in the NUIM graduate program in history, providing experience he has gained in the role.
     "Conversely, I expect that observing their practices and methods of graduate education will also give me a different and international perspective  that will improve my abilities to advise our students at Southeastern," he said.

Columbia Theatre to present Paul Taylor Dance
Paul Taylor DanceOne of the world's most highly respected and sought-after ensembles, Paul Taylor Dance, will perform at Southeastern's Columbia Theatre for the Performing Arts on Tuesday, April 9, at 7:30 p.m.
     "Dance maker Paul Taylor first presented his choreography with five other dancers in Manhattan on May 30, 1954. The performance marked the beginning of a half-century of unrivaled creativity," said Roy Blackwood, interim director of the Columbia Theatre. "In the decades that followed, Taylor became a cultural icon and one of history's most celebrated artists, hailed as one of the creators of American modern dance."
     Since 1954, Paul Taylor has amassed a growing collection of 130 dances performed by his celebrated company of 16 dancers and the six-member company Taylor 2. Bringing modern dance to America's college campuses and small towns, as well as large cultural centers, Paul Taylor Dance has performed in more than 520 cities in 62 countries.
     Tickets for Paul Taylor Dance range from $36 - $44 and are available at the Columbia Theatre box office on Monday through Friday from 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. or by phone at 543-4371. Patrons may also get tickets online at

     All Southeastern faculty, retired faculty or university staff with ID may purchase one ticket for Paul Taylor Dance and receive one ticket at half price. Both tickets must be purchased in the same transaction at the Columbia box office. Contact the box office at 543-4371 for more information.

MODERN DANCE: Paul Taylor Dance, one of the world's most highly respected and sought-after ensembles, will perform at Southeastern's Columbia Theatre for the Performing Arts for one night only on Tuesday, April 9 at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are available at 543-4371 or at

Business faculty recognized with Sweatt Medal for service
Business faculty recognizedThe B. Oren Sweatt Medal, named for a former dean at Southeastern, was awarded to two members of the College of Business for their service commitments.
     Associate Professors Minh Huynh in the Department of Marketing and Supply Chain Management and Dawn Wallace in the Department of Management and Business Administration were recognized with the medal, named in honor of Dr. Sweatt, professor emeritus of Business Administration and dean emeritus of the College of Business.
     Sweatt, who attended the recognition ceremony, joined the university in 1955 and currently resides in Fayette, Ala. While at Southeastern, he also served as dean of the Division of Applied Sciences.
     This is the second time the Sweatt Medal has been presented. The first was awarded in 2011 to Joseph Miller of Hammond, former dean of the college and vice president for University Advancement.
     College of Business Dean Randy Settoon said the Sweatt Medal recognizes "ordinary people doing extraordinary things."
Huynh was recognized for his community and university service activities, chief among them his involvement with the Tangi Food Pantry. In addition to serving on the organization's board of directors, he has involved his students in a number of service learning projects that included the development and support of computer applications for the agency. The students developed a client database, implemented a computerized program for annual client re-certification, helped with monthly data input and are currently hosting the agency's website.
     "This is a tremendous win-win," said Toni Phillips, interim assistant dean. "Our students are gaining hands-on experience and helping a valuable community service agency at the same time."
     Wallace was recognized for a project that may help the College improve record-keeping processes through the use of technology. Academic departments have the responsibility to maintain detailed records of each student's academic progress—classes taken, grades earned and classes remaining—and accuracy is essential. Currently, departments manually transfer data from official university records to each student's individual curriculum sheet, a process that is time-consuming and subject to normal human error. Using her knowledge of technology, Wallace developed an automated process to transfer university data to departmental records, saving time and reducing errors.
     "Dawn spent countless hours gathering information and designing a complex, customized program," said Phillips. "Pilot tests began in 2012, with very promising results. Once fully implemented, the program will help increase accuracy and save much time and effort."
     "I am very proud to have Minh and Dawn as members of the College of Business faculty," Settoon said. "I am grateful for their dedication to the college and its students and for their selfless commitment of time in service to others."

BUSINESS FACULTY RECOGNIZED -- Southeastern College of Business faculty members Dawn Wallace, left, and Minh Huynh, right, are pictured with dean and faculty member emeritus B. Owen Sweatt. Wallace and Huynh received the 2013 Sweatt Medal from the college for their service to the community and the university.

Southeastern Community Music School announces summer programs
Registration is underway for the Southeastern Community Music School's (CMS) "Summer Music Celebration 2013," a series of summer programs for young musicians.
     "The Summer Music Celebration 2013 includes a middle school band, piano duet, guitar and string ensemble workshops," said CMS Director Jivka Jeleva.
     Musicians in grades five through eight have until May 1 to register for the middle school band camp, which will take place July 8-12, from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. at the Pottle Music Building on Southeastern's main campus in Hammond. Tuition is $225 and includes lunch each day.
     Southeastern Associate Band Director Paul Frechou and Assistant Director of Bands Richard Schwartz will coordinate the middle school band camp. Along with the concert band, the camp will also offer private lessons and masterclasses, jazz combos, lessons in improvisation and theory classes, Jeleva said.
     The piano duet, chamber music and guitar workshops are scheduled July 15-19, from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. May 15 is the deadline for the piano duet workshop, while June 15 is the final day to sign up for the guitar and chamber music workshops. Tuition is $170 per workshop.
     According to Jeleva, the piano duet workshop will offer intermediate to advanced junior high and high school students the chance to explore the rich literature for piano four-hands. Enrollment is limited to 16 students.
     "Each student will be matched with a partner of similar age and ability and be involved in daily coaching sessions, musicianship classes, masterclasses and a final recital," Jeleva said. "Dr. Kenneth Boulton, Southeastern associate professor of piano and the head of the Fine and Performing Arts Department, will conduct the workshop with his wife and duet partner JoAnne Barry."
     Students participating in the guitar workshop will learn how to approach and arrange music that is typically presented by experienced musicians. This workshop is open to guitar students 10 years of age and older with at least one year of previous guitar experience. Enrollment is limited to 20 students, and Southeastern Guitar Instructor Pat Kerber will teach the workshop.
     The chamber music workshop will focus on chamber music repertoire, including but not limited to duet, piano trio and quartet. The workshop is open to violin, viola, cello and piano students of any age who have a least one year of experience. Participating students will have the opportunity to improve sight reading skills, instrumental technique, and develop stronger ensemble skills, Jeleva said.
     CMS will also offer private instrumental and vocal lessons June 10 through July 25.
     For more information, visit, or call 549-5502.

Ethics in Business lecture to feature international entrepreneur Tal Dehtiar
Tal DehtiarInternational social entrepreneur Tal Dehtiar, named one of Fast Company's Most Creative Business People for 2012, will present Southeastern's 2013 College of Business Ethics in Business Lecture on Thursday, April 25.
     The lecture, titled "Doing Good and Doing Well," is free and open to the public and will be held in the War Memorial Student Union Theatre.
     Dehtiar, 31, is the co-founder of MBAs Without Borders, an international charity that has engaged hundreds of experienced MBAs from around the world to volunteer and help build small and social businesses in more than 25 developing countries. In 2009, he left the nonprofit to launch Oliberté Footwear, the first premium shoe brand manufactured in sub-Saharan Africa.
     Oliberté was not developed as a charity, but as a way of creating stable jobs, Dehtiar says.
     "The last thing I want someone to do is buy our shoes because they feel bad," he explains. "If the product didn't sell itself, it wouldn't matter where it was coming from."
     Oliberté's partner factories and main operation is in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, and demonstrate fair and equitable practices for men and women with a goal of contributing to the development of a thriving middle class. The company is environmentally conscious in its leather tanning processes and uses crepe rubber instead of toxic, man-made alternatives.
     "Mr. Dehtiar is proving that profitability and social responsibility can go hand in hand," said Randy Settoon, dean of the College of Business. "He is part of a new generation of social entrepreneurs who are completely redefining the corporate model. We are pleased to host him on campus so he can share his thoughts and experiences with our students."
     A native of Canada, Dehtiar is a recipient of the Ontario Global Trader Award and the Arch Award. He was nominated for the YMCA Peace Award and for Canada's Top 40 under 40 and Ernst & Young's Social Entrepreneur of the Year. In 2007 he was named one of the International Young Foundation's Young Social Entrepreneurs and was recently named one of Fast Company's Most Creative Business People for 2012.
     Dehtiar received his MBA from McMaster University and holds a bachelors degree from the University of Western Ontario.

Southeastern LSBDC receives national accreditation
The Louisiana Small Business Development Center at Southeastern has been awarded full accreditation by the Association of Small Business Development Centers (ASBDC).
     Director William Joubert said the accreditation review, which is mandated by Congress, is modeled after criteria established by the national Institute of Standards and Technology.
     "The review process involves an intensive examination of leadership and organizational management, strategy development, client and stakeholder focus, service delivery and program performance," Joubert explained.
     The ASBDC notes that standards ensure the investments made by federal and state governments, as well as the host universities, result in strong returns for small business and the overall economy.
     "This accreditation demonstrates the program and our center meet and exceed the expectations of our funding partners on the state and federal levels," Joubert said. "Our center will continue to serve the North Shore and the I-12 corridor by providing key resources needed for business development and growth."
     The Southeastern center was recognized last year as the top center in the five-state region of Louisiana, Arkansas, New Mexico, Oklahoma and Texas. The achievement ranks the Southeastern center among the top 10 SBDCs in the nation for 2012.
     Since 2004, the Southeastern LSBDC has served more than 3,800 clients and helped open or expand 223 businesses. More than 2,400 new jobs have been developed with $328 million in capital formation.
     "This achievement affirms our commitment to providing quality programs, the highest customer satisfaction and continuous improvement," said LSBDC State Director Mary Lynn Wilkerson. "Maintaining our accreditation is critical for the LSBDC to continue serving small businesses and supporting economic development across Louisiana."
     In its accreditation report, the review team recognized the LSBDC's business continuity and risk management program as a "Best Practice." The program, called Ready for Anything, provides businesses with education, training and management assistance needed to minimize losses and increase survivability when affected by workplace disruptions such as natural or man-made disasters. LSBDC was also commended for ongoing disaster response efforts following the oil spill and the five hurricanes that have struck Louisiana in recent years.

Tangi CVB donates $100,000 to Columbia Theatre
Columbia donationThe Tangipahoa Parish Convention and Visitors Bureau has donated $100,000 to Southeastern's Columbia Theatre for the Performing Arts to help the theatre continue to bring quality entertainment to the parish and region.
     The funds will be used to engage top-notch acts to draw attendance from the broader region stretching from Baton Rouge to Slidell and will allow the Columbia to more aggressively market performances in corresponding media markets.
     "Our goal and primary function is to bring in more tourists to visit and spend time in our great parish," said Carla Tate, head of marketing for the Convention and Visitors Bureau. "We are incredibly proud of the Columbia. It is an important asset that can bring more tourists to experience the great things the theatre itself can offer, but also give the opportunity for visitors to spend time in Hammond and the greater Tangipahoa area. We hope that this investment enables the Columbia to continue to be a strong presence in the parish for culture and arts."
     "We are very appreciative of this investment in the Columbia," said C. Roy Blackwood, professor of art and interim director of the theatre. "It will help in so many ways. The Columbia Theatre is a regional treasure that can continue to serve as an artistic and performance centerpiece for Hammond, Tangipahoa Parish and the entire North Shore."
     "With committed partners like the Convention and Visitors Bureau, Southeastern can build strong institutional ties to the community," said Wendy Lauderdale, vice president of University Advancement. "One of the tenets of our mission is to lead the economic and cultural development of the region. This gift helps us continue to be a strong participant and leader in this endeavor."

COLUMBIA DONATION – Officials with Southeastern, the Columbia Theatre for the Performing Arts Advisory Board, and the Tangipahoa Parish Convention and Visitors Bureau gathered together for a check presentation at the theatre. Pictured are, from left Terry Brown Sr., Nita Vedros, Kathy Dale Forrest, CVB Director Betty Stewart, and CVB Chairman Buddy Pugh, Southeastern President John L. Crain, Columbia Interim Director C. Roy Blackwood, Columbia Board members Marjorie Morrison, Gina Anton, Patty Hubert, Eric Summers, Bonnie Barriloux and Mary Jo Greaves.

Southeastern Theatre Department prepares for opening night of travelling production
In an exciting co-sponsored venture, the Southeastern Theatre Department will launch its travelling production of the world premiere of "Alice the Brave and Other Tales from Wonderland."
     The show's three-venue tour begins at the Faith Family Church in Denham Springs on Friday, April 12. The church is located on 34401 LA Highway 16 in Denham Springs.
     The production then travels to the city of Bogalusa's Cassidy Park on Friday, April 26. The final two shows will take place at Southeastern's Vonnie Borden Theatre on Wednesday, May 1, and Thursday, May 2. All of the performances begin at 7 p.m.
     Tickets for all ages and venues are $10. To purchase tickets for the Denham Springs performance, go to
Assistant Professor of Acting and Directing Jim Winter directs the modern fairy tale written by New York playwright Tommy Jamerson.
     The new production includes life-size puppets, with up to six puppeteers acting and moving as one character. Audiences can also experience a live set of musicians dressed in costume.
     For more information, contact the Department of Fine and Performing Arts at 549-2184.

Sims Memorial Library news

National Library Week book sale
Sims Memorial Library is asking for donations of popular reading material or recent textbooks for the Library's National Library Week Book Sale, which will be held on April 17-18 from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m.  In addition to books, the Library will also accept videos, DVDs, and CDs. Please do not send magazines or journals (such as National Geographic, Time, Glamour, etc.), or materials that are moldy, damaged, or otherwise non-sellable.
     Donations may be delivered to the Cataloging Department on the first floor of the library from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday through Thursday, through April 15.
     For more information, contact Eric Johnson at 549-3962, or via e-mail at


National Library Week at Sims Memorial Library
April 14-19 is National Library Week. Please look over the following schedule of events and be sure to stop by the Library.

April 14-19
Fine Free Week and Food Drive
Return overdue books during Fine Free Week and donate one nonperishable food item and have your late fees forgiven on the spot. The Library Food Drive will benefit the Tangi Food Pantry.

April 15
Readings at Sims Library
Come hear selections from original works by Southeastern's own and other local writers. Readings begin at 6:30 p.m., and light refreshments will be served.

April 17-18
Book Sale
Support Sims Library and get some great books at unbeatable prices from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Only cash is accepted for the sale. Cake will be served at noon on April 17.


For more information, please call 549-2027 or visit

University Police Department offers self-defense class for women
The Southeastern Police Department will be hosting a Rape Aggression Defense (RAD) self-defense class for the women of our community on May 3, 4, 5.
     This class is open to female Southeastern students, employees, and their guests 12 years of age or older. There is no charge for currently enrolled Southeastern students. There is a charge for Southeastern current faculty/staff. Students or employees may bring non-student guests at a charge of $25 per guest (one guest per student/employee; must be paid in advance to obtain a space on the class roster.) Space is limited, so please register early.
     This class will be held at a confidential location on or near Southeastern's main campus in Hammond. The three four-hour sessions (total of 12 hours) for this class will include Friday evening, Saturday afternoon, and Sunday afternoon. Attendance at all three sessions is necessary to complete the course.
     The R.A.D. System of Physical Defense is currently being taught at many colleges and universities and in communities throughout the United States, Canada, and the United Kingdom. The growing, widespread acceptance of this system is primarily due to the ease, simplicity and effectiveness of our tactics, solid research, and unique teaching methodology.
     For more information or to register for a class, send an e-mail with your name and phone number to Officer Scott Huff, UPD or call the Southeastern Police Department at 549-2222.

Vonnie Borden Speech and Theatre Festival
The Department of Languages and Communication hosted 15 area high schools at the Vonnie Borden Speech and Theatre Festival in March.
     A qualifying event for the State Literary Rally, the Festival has taken place at Southeastern for over 25 years.
     "This was one of our biggest years ever," says Vonnie Borden Speech and Theatre Festival Chair Terri Miller-Drufner. "Every year seems to get bigger and bigger. We invite schools from all over the district, and it's such a wonderful experience for high school students to visit Southeastern and compete against their peers."
     During the day's activities, each school is awarded points when students place in their categories.  Students compete in such areas as extemporaneous speaking, prose, poetry, dramatic interpretation, dramatic duo and original oratory address.  Additionally, schools can bring a performance for the one-act play category. Those scoring superior rankings in their events move on to the state level of competition.
     For the first time in five years of participating, Dutchtown High School won first place overall in school rankings. Covington High School was the runner-up.
     "It was Covington's first time at the event," Miller-Drufner said. "It's exciting to see a new school come in and do so well."

Second concert scheduled in Faculty Chamber Recital Series
Southeastern's Department of Fine and Performing Arts will present its second concert in the season's Faculty Chamber Recital Series on Monday, April 8. The free performance is scheduled for 7:30 p.m. in Pottle Auditorium.
     The concert features faculty members who specialize in brass instruments. Performers include Logan Place, trumpet instructor; Arisia Gilmore, lecturer of horn; David Johansen, professor of trombone; Brian Gallion, lecturer of tuba and euphonium; and Kenneth Boulton, interim department head and associate professor of piano. Also assisting with the performance will be graduate trumpet student William Pratt.
     The program includes "Concertino for Piano and Brass Quintet" by William Schmidt; "Sonata for Horn, Trumpet and Trombone" by Francis Poulenc; "Triangles for Horn, Trombone and Tuba" by John Stevens; and an arrangement of "Revecy Venir du Printans" by Claude LeJeune.
     The musicians' long list of combined accomplishments includes Grammy nominations, prominent positions in music ensembles in Louisiana and around the country, and many published works of art and recordings.
     For more information, contact the Department of Fine and Performing Arts at 549-2184.

New Project Muse and Duke University Press Ebook Collections
The library recently acquired the 2012 front list of the UPCC (University Press Content Consortium) Book Collections on Project Muse. UPCC Book Collections on Project MUSE offer electronic books covering a variety of subjects in the humanities and social sciences from noted university presses and scholarly publishers.
     The complete list of electronic book titles published in 2012, 1831 titles, is available to Southeastern students and faculty. Books are peer reviewed and fully searchable. Unlimited downloading and printing of book chapter PDF files is an included feature of the UPCC book collections. The ebooks are hosted on the Project Muse platform. The collection is accessible from the list of library databases, listed both as "Project Muse (ebooks)" and "UPCC Book Collections on Project Muse". The collection is available both on and off campus. The UPCC Book Collections on Project Muse are available at:
     The Library has also purchased the 2013 e-Duke Books Scholarly Collection, hosted on the ebrary platform.  The 2013 front list will include over 100 titles in the humanities and social sciences, and will become available as they are published throughout the calendar year. The 2013 list of titles will add to the 2012 collection of complete Duke University Press titles purchased last fiscal year.
     The collection also includes term access to over 1,400 backlist titles from the press. The e-Duke books can be read using any browser on a computer or mobile device, but not downloaded. The ebooks are available both on and off campus to multiple simultaneous users. The e-Duke Books Scholarly Collection ebook collection is available at:

Extended Studies news

Microsoft Word- Introduction
Monday, April 15 & Wednesday April 17, 5:30 to 8:30 p.m.; cost $120

Gas Arc Welding (GMAW-MIG)
Wednesdays, April 24 – May 15, 6 to 9 p.m.; cost $325

ACT Preparation Course
Mondays, May 6 – June 3, 5 to 7 p.m.; cost $250

Project Management Professional
Monday - Friday, April 22 – April 26, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.; cost $1995

ACT Preparation Course
Thursdays, May 9 – June 6, 5 to 7 p.m.; cost $250

How Money Works: Preparing Personal Budget Strategies
Tuesday, April 16, 5:30 to 6:30 p.m.; cost $20

Bookkeeping Level II: QuickBooks 2012
Tuesdays, April 23 – May 21, 5:30 to 8:30 p.m.; cost $450

How Money Works: Saving & Investing Strategies
Tuesday, April 30, 5:30 to 6:30 p.m.; cost $20

ACT Preparation Course
Thursdays, May 9 – June 6, 5 to 7 p.m.; cost $250

To register, or for full descriptions of these or other courses that are available, please visit:

Southeastern in the news
Amite-Tangi News Digest
CRC&D helps Southeastern's Turtle Cove at Manchac

BR Advocate
Southeastern offers scholarships

This Week in Fine and Performing Arts
Monday, April 8
Southeastern Faculty Chamber Series: Music for Brass and Piano, Pottle Auditorium, 7:30 p.m.

Tuesday, April 9
William Pratt, graduate trumpet recital, Pottle Auditorium, 6 p.m.

Wednesday, April 10
Sarah Bertrand, senior voice recital, Pottle Auditorium, 6 p.m.
Southeastern Guitar Festival: David Bryan, guitar, with guest performers Pat Kerber, guitar and Jessica Davis Bryan, soprano, Pottle Auditorium, 7:30 p.m.

Thursday, April 11
Ryan Rome, junior bassoon recital, Pottle Auditorium, 5 p.m.
James Teekel, junior horn recital, Pottle Auditorium, 6 p.m.
Heidi Matherne, junior voice recital, Pottle Auditorium, 7:30 p.m.

Friday, April 12
Karista Filopoulos, senior voice recital, Pottle Auditorium, 6 p.m.

Monday, April 15
Travis Henthorn, senior percussion recital, Pottle Auditorium, 6 p.m.
All Styles Night on the Circle (part of 2013 Southeastern Guitar Festival), Pottle Performance Circle, 7:30 p.m.

For more information on these and other upcoming events in Southeastern's Department of Fine and Performing Arts, please call 549-2184 or 549-2193 or visit our website at

This Week in Athletics
The Southeastern baseball, softball, tennis, golf and track teams will all be in action during this week in Southeastern Athletics.
     The Lion baseball team (22-11, 7-2 Southland) sits atop the Southland Conference standings heading into the week. Southeastern hosts Jackson State on Tuesday at 6 p.m. to open the week. Southeastern Athletics will sponsor Dinner at the Ballpark in conjunction with Tuesday's game as Southeastern students will receive free food as available.
     Southeastern will then head to Tulsa, Okla. for a three-game Southland series with new league member Oral Roberts. The series opens with a 6:30 p.m. contest on Friday, continues on Saturday at 2 p.m. and concludes on Sunday at 1 p.m.
     The Southeastern softball team (23-14, 8-7 Southland) also has midweek home action, before hitting the road for a Southland Conference series. On Wednesday, the Lady Lions host Alcorn State for a 4 p.m. doubleheader at North Oak Park. Over the weekend, Southeastern heads to Beaumont, Texas to face Lamar in a three-game Southland Conference series. The series opens with a 3 p.m. doubleheader on Saturday and concludes with a 2 p.m. contest on Sunday.
     The Southland Conference-leading Southeastern women's tennis team (17-2, 7-1 Southland) will be back home this week. On Friday, the Lions host Louisiana-Lafayette at 6 p.m. at the Southeastern Tennis Complex.
     The Southeastern golf team will play in its final tune-up for the Southland Conference Championships this week. On Monday and Tuesday, the Lions will be in West Point, Miss. to compete in the Old Waverly Collegiate Championship, hosted by Mississippi State. Live results will be available at
     After winning last week's Mississippi College Invite, the Southeastern men's and women's track and field teams will be back in action this week. The Lions and Lady Lions will compete in the McNeese Spring Time Classic on Saturday in Lake Charles. All of this week's baseball games will be broadcast live in the Hammond area on KSLU-FM (90.9) and at Live video for all of this week's home baseball and softball games will be available at

Monday, April 8
Men's Golf, at Old Waverly Collegiate, West Point, Miss., All Day

Tuesday, April 9
Baseball, vs. Jackson State, Alumni Field, 6 p.m. (KSLU) (LionVision)
   - Dinner at the Ballpark (Students receive free food as available)
Men's Golf, at Old Waverly Collegiate, West Point, Miss., All Day

Wednesday, April 10
Softball, vs. Alcorn State (DH), North Oak Park, 4 p.m. (LionVision/SE Channel)

Friday, April 12
Baseball, at Oral Roberts, Tulsa, Okla., 6:30 p.m. (KSLU)*
Women's Tennis, vs. Louisiana-Lafayette, Southeastern Tennis Complex, 6 p.m.

Saturday, April 13
Baseball, at Oral Roberts, Tulsa, Okla., 2 p.m. (KSLU)*
Softball, at Lamar (DH), Beaumont, Texas, 3 p.m.*
Men's and Women's Track and Field, at McNeese Spring Time Classic, Lake Charles, All Day

Sunday, April 14
Baseball, at Oral Roberts, Tulsa, Okla., 1 p.m. (KSLU)*
Softball, at Lamar, Beaumont, Texas, 2 p.m.*

Southeastern home events in bold
* - Southland Conference contest


Professional activities
Angela Dunnington (Sims Library) recently presented "One Stop Shopping: Enhancing Document Delivery Services for Distance Learners" at the 2013 ILLiad International Conference in Virginia Beach, VA.  The presentation chronicled the evolution of the article delivery service and migration to a "one stop shopping" approach for delivering library materials housed in Sims Memorial Library and Baton Rouge Nursing Library to distance learners.
     Drs. Alan Cannon, Lucyna Kabza, Kent Neuerburg, Linhong Wang, and Gary Walls (Mathematics) hosted the 2013 Southern Regional Algebra Conference on March 15-17.  There were 35 participants from universities across the U.S. and abroad.  Walls gave a talk titled "Some Applications of Group Actions," and an undergraduate student, Bimal Kunwar, gave a talk titled "Quaternions and Reflections in R^4."
     William B. Robison (History and Political Science) presented a paper titled "The Tudors on Film and Television in Britain and America: Early Modern Monarchs, Modern and Post-Modern Movies" at the 6th Annual Conference of the British Scholar Society in Austin, Tex., March 28-30.
     David Armand (English) has just been informed that an excerpt of his forthcoming novel, "Harlow" (August 2013), will be published in Louisiana Cultural Vistas, an award-winning quarterly publication that reaches almost 50,000 people a year, including business and community leaders, state and national officials, university students and faculty, and the reading public.


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