ByLion--February 4

 

IN THIS ISSUE ... 

Southeastern welcomes Roberts home

GMA to cover Swabbin' 4 Robin event

Celebrate Black History Month

Grads work on CBS Superbowl sets

Historian authors new work

Guard unit cites Southeastern

Music history series scheduled

Future City Competition results

Volunteers go above and beyond

Hyde to appear on Discovery Channel

Fine and Performing Arts news

Faculty Art on exhibit

Extended Studies news

Southeastern in the news

This Week in Athletics

Professional activities


 

Welcome home, Robin!Robin Roberts returns home
Southeastern's cheerleaders, Lion mascot "Roomie" and other students welcome ABC Good Morning America co-anchor Robin Roberts  at the New Orleans Lakefront Airport on Thursday (Jan. 31) as she returned to the Gulf Coast for Super Bowl coverage. Roberts, a 1983 Southeastern graduate, recently underwent a bone marrow transplant to treat myelodysplastic syndrome, a disease known as pre-leukemia and a complication of previous cancer treatments. Students at Southeastern are engaged in a year-long project called "Swabbin' 4 Robin" to recruit individuals for the national bone marrow registry Be the Match.


Good Morning America to cover Swabbin' 4 Robin Event Feb. 6
As Southeastern alumna Robin Roberts prepares to return to her role as co-anchor on Good Morning America, ABC is creating a tribute video for her that will include filming a Swabbin' 4 Robin event on the Southeastern campus Wednesday, Feb. 6.
     Swabbin' 4 Robin student and faculty volunteers will be on hand from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday in the Union Mall to share information about bone marrow diseases and register new potential donors to the national marrow donor database Be the Match. Lady Lions basketball players, the Lionettes and Roomie will also join the fun.  Come out and be part of the festivities! And remember, you may be on TV, so be sure to wear plenty of Lions gear!


Southeastern celebrates February Black History Month
Student organizations and academic departments at Southeastern will host a month-long slate of activities in February in celebration of Black History Month.
     Throughout the month, Southeastern's Sims Memorial Library will highlight black history and culture with The African-American Mosaic, an exhibit that will be on display on the third floor.
     The exhibit marks the publication of "The African-American Mosaic: A Library of Congress Resource Guide for the Study of Black History and Culture." A noteworthy and singular publication, the Mosaic is the first Library-wide resource guide to the institution's African-American collections.
     "Covering the nearly 500 years of the black experience in the Western hemisphere, the Mosaic surveys the full range size, and variety of the Library of Congress' collections, including books, periodicals, prints, photographs, music, film, and recorded sound," said Sims Memorial Library Director Eric Johnson. "Moreover, the African-American Mosaic represents the start of a new kind of access to the Library's African-American collections and the beginning of reinvigorated research and programming drawing on these, now systematically identified, collections."
     Black History Month activities are free and open to the public. The schedule includes:
        Feb. 4, 7 p.m., Student Union Theatre, "The Road Less Traveled" – a three-part student-produced skit exploring the struggles and successes of African Americans.
        Feb. 14-March 31, Monday-Thursday: 7:30 a.m. to 11 p.m., Friday: 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., and Sunday from 2 to 11 p.m., Sims Memorial Library, "Notable African American Musicians and Black Musical Theater: A History," an exhibit on display on the library's first floor. The library will be closed Feb. 9 – 12 for Mardi Gras.
        Feb. 19, 6:30 p.m., Sims Library, room 240, "America's Music: A Film History of Our Popular Music." A brief film documentary and discussion will focus on Blues and Gospel music.
        Feb. 26, 2 p.m., D Vickers, room 309, "La Negritude," a lecture by Languages and Communication Instructor Aileen Mootoo. La Negritude was a literacy and ideological movement led by francophone black intellectuals, writers and politicians. The founders of La Négritude, known as les trois pères (the three fathers), were originally from three different French colonies in Africa and the Caribbean but met while living in Paris in the early 1930s.
        Feb. 27, 5 p.m., Hammond Regional Arts Center (217 E. Thomas St.), "Where's the Swag in Graphic Design?" – a survey of African American graphic designers, as well as currently successful African American graphic designers, who have made significant contributions to the discipline.
     A complete list of Black History Month programs is available at www.southeastern.edu/misa. For more information, call the MISA office at 549-3850.


Southeastern grads, faculty work on CBS Superbowl setsSteve Schepker
When millions of television viewers tuned in for the NFL Super Bowl in New Orleans this weekend, they witnessed the artistic design and technical accomplishments of Southeastern graduates and faculty.
     For several weeks, Theatre Professor Steve Schepker worked with his former student, Michael Kramer, the senior designer with New Orleans-based Solomon Group, to put together the nine stages that CBS used in its coverage of Super Bowl XLVII in the Mercedes-Benz Superdome.
     The network broadcast a multitude of shows from various sites in New Orleans, including the Morial Convention Center, Champions Square at the Superdome, and the French Quarter.
     "Michael sent me a text asking if I wanted to work on the Super Bowl scenery over the Christmas break," said Schepker, a winner of the Southeastern President's Excellence Award for Artistic Activity. "I said 'yes' immediately. How can you turn down working on the biggest stage in the world, especially when it is in New Orleans?"
     Schepker, who designs and builds most of the sets used in the university's theatrical productions, first met Kramer when Kramer was a Southeastern student majoring in industrial technology.
     "Michael just walked into my shop and said he wanted to build scenery," he recalled. "I hired him on the spot and he was a natural. He already had many of the skills necessary as a designer and technician."
     A native of New Orleans, Kramer graduated in 1997 and knew he wanted to pursue set design as a career. For graduate studies, Schepker steered him to his alma mater, Western Illinois University, where Kramer refined the skills he needed to work in the New York theatre industry. He graduated from WIU in 2001 with an MFA degree in scenic design.
     "I worked for him (Schepker) in college, and I fell in love with the theatre," Kramer said. "I found my niche working for him. He sent many students to WIU for graduate degrees."
     "I think Michael really developed as an artist after he moved to New York City," Schepker said.
     Kramer has done set designs for ESPN's "SportsNation," as well as for Comedy Central, ABC, Nickelodeon, and numerous New York theatre productions.
     Another Southeastern graduate, Amanda Klipsch, also worked on the sets as an employee with the Solomon Group. A 2011 theatre graduate, she also learned techniques as a student worker in Schepker's shop and eventually served as scenic director on several productions for which she received awards for graphic and scenic design.
     "I loved working in the Southeastern theatre program," she said. "It provided me with more opportunities to design and work shows as an undergraduate than I would have gotten at any other school."
     "Amanda helped to build sets since she started as a freshman," Schepker said. "She demonstrated a great work ethic and became someone we could always count on."
     Working on the CBS set was a reunion of sorts for Schepker.
     "I never thought I would be working under the direction of a former student or with Amanda on a commercial venture like the Super Bowl sets," he said. "It was a great experience."


ON THE SET – Shown on one of the sets he designed and built for Southeastern is Steve Schepker, professor of theatre design and technical directing. Scepker worked with former students Michael Kramer and Amanda Klipsch building the various sets used by CBS in its coverage of the Super Bowl.


Southeastern historian writes of Grant's leadership qualities
Harry LaverSoutheastern military historian Harry S. Laver has authored a newly released work on the leadership skills and qualities of Civil War General Ulysses S. Grant.
     "The Leadership of Ulysses S. Grant: A General Who Will Fight" provides a detailed study of leadership based on Grant's rise from an undisciplined cadet to commanding general of the U.S. Army.
     A professor of history and political science, Laver said Grant displayed his uncommon drive early in the Civil War in the battles of Shiloh and Vicksburg.
     "He later demonstrated his integrity, determination and tactical skill by taking control of the Union troops and leading his forces to victory," said Laver, a specialist in U.S. military history and the American Civil War.
     He notes that many attribute Grant's success to superior technology and manpower and even a ruthless willingness to sacrifice his own men. Laver disputes that argument, however.
     "The only viable explanation for Grant's success," he said, "lies in his leadership skill, professional competence and unshakable resolve."
     Virginia Tech Civil War expert William C. Davis said Laver's book shows Grant as a subtle and sophisticated leader, unlike his portrayal as a "crude and clumsy butcher" in other historical works.
     "The Leadership of Ulysses S. Grant: A General Who Will Fight" was published by the University Press of Kentucky and is available at Amazon.com and other booksellers. Laver has also written the book "Citizens More than Soldiers: The Kentucky Militia and Society in the Early Republic" and co-edited with Jeffrey J. Matthews "The Art of Command: Military Leadership from George Washington to Colin Powell."


Guard unit cites SoutheasternSoutheastern receives recognition

Maj. James Slaven (left), executive officer with the 205th Engineer Battalion of the Louisiana National Guard, presents Southeastern President John L. Crain with a plaque from the unit during the Battalion's deployment ceremony held on campus Thursday (Jan. 31).
     The presentation recognized the university's "support and dedication to the soldiers and officers of the 205th Engineer Battalion." Southeastern has been named a Military Friendly College for two consecutive years by G.I. Jobs Magazine.


Southeastern Library to host series on music history
Southeastern's Sims Memorial Library will host a free, six-week series on the film history of music beginning Feb. 17.
     Offered in conjunction with the Tangipahoa Parish Public Library, Hammond Regional Arts Center, and 90.9 KSLU radio and titled  "America's Music: A Film History of Our Popular Music from Blues to Bluegrass to Broadway," the program is a series featuring documentary film screenings and scholar-led discussions to enlighten audiences about uniquely American musical genres. Styles covered include blues and gospel, Broadway, jazz, bluegrass and country, rock n' roll, mambo and hip hop.
Southeastern is one of only 50 sites in the nation to host the program, which will run through March 28. Beth West, program coordinator and systems, technologies, and distance librarian at Sims Library, obtained the grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities, which made the program possible.
     "America's Music is a national grant initiative that provides DVDs of carefully selected compelling documentary films, discussion guidelines, original essays by eminent scholars, extensive resource guides and Web support," she said.
     Professor and Head of the Department of History and Political Science William Robison will serve as the project scholar and lead the discussions, following a 30-minute video documentary, scheduled each Tuesday from 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. in Sims Library, room 240 beginning Feb. 19 through March 26.
     The video and lecture program schedule is as follows:
Feb. 19: Blues and Gospel;
Feb. 26: Broadway and Tin Pan Alley;
March 5: Swing Jazz;
March 12: Bluegrass and Country;
March 19: Rock;
March 26: Hip Hop and Mambo.
     West said several supplemental programs are also scheduled during the series and include:
March 7, 2 p.m., Pottle Auditorium: "Recomposition: From Popular Song to BeBop Tunes – includes music by Danny Acosta on guitar and Richard A. Schwartz on saxophone.
March 14, 1 p.m., Sims Library, 3rd floor: "Women and Jazz during World War II" featuring Kimberly Guise, curator at the National World War II Museum in New Orleans, who will talk about women's roles during the war as it relates to the music of the time.
March 20, 7 p.m., Vonnie Borden Theatre in D Vickers Hall: "What Makes a Hit Song" with Communication Professor Joseph Burns and a panel of musicians.
     "America's Music: A Film History of Our Popular Music from Blues to Bluegrass to Broadway" is a project of the Tribeca Film Institute in collaboration with the American Library Association, Tribeca Flashpoint, and the Society for American Music. "America's
Music" has been made possible by a major grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities: Exploring the Human Endeavor."
     A complete schedule of the program series can be found at www.selu.libguides.com/americasmusiccalendar. For more information, contact West at the library at 985-549-5935 or via e-mail at Elizabeth.West@southeastern.edu.


St. Thomas More student team wins Future City Competition
Future City Competition winnersFor the second consecutive year, a team of middle school students from St. Thomas More Catholic School in Baton Rouge took the top award at the state's Future City competition held Jan. 19 at Southeastern.
     Future City pits middle school and organizational teams in a competition that involves the design of a virtual city using SimCity4 Deluxe software that is donated to the participating teams. The students are also required to write a research essay on their project and build a physical model using recycled materials.
     The St. Thomas More team also received the "Most Holistic City Award" and $100 from the engineering firm CH2M-HILL. As winners of the Southeastern event, which encompassed five participating entries from Louisiana and Mississippi, the St. Thomas More team will go to the national finals in Crystal City, Va., in February.
     Second place honors and a $100 award from NCEES as the best land surveyor demonstration were presented to Episcopal High School of Baton Rouge; third place was awarded to Boy Scout Troop 103 – Cobra Patrol of Baton Rouge.
     The St. Thomas More team included students Christopher Alumbaugh, Gabriella Bella, Whitney Moore, Josh Brooks, Laura Kaiser, Reilly Helm and Tiffany Pharm. Shirley Newman served as the teacher adviser, while engineer William Johnson of Jacobs Engineering in Baton Rouge was the engineer mentor.
     "This event serves as a great opportunity for young students to work together as a team in a competition that involves science and technology," said Cris Koutsougeras, Southeastern professor of computer science and coordinator of the competition. "With emphasis on environmental awareness and ecology, Future City helps students understand the roles that science and engineering can bring to solving problems. It is a tremendous learning opportunity for these young participants."
     "Competitions like this help to develop awareness and interest in science, technology, and engineering among middle school students," said Mike Alvarez of Shell Oil Company's Houston office, a sponsor of the event. "As a company that hires many people in the technological fields, we're interested in supporting opportunities like this that reach students early."
     Other sponsors of the event included the National Engineering Week Foundation, CH2M-Hill Engineering and NCEES, a national nonprofit organization dedicated to advancing professional licensure for engineers and surveyors.

FUTURE CITY WINNERS – The middle school team from St. Thomas More Catholic School in Baton Rouge took top honors at the Future City competition held recently at Southeastern Louisiana University. From left are: Mike Alvarez of Shell Oil Company's Houston office, teacher adviser Shirley Newman, engineer mentor William Johnson, students Gabby Bella, Whitney Moore, Laura Kaiser, Josh Brooks, and Christopher Alumbaugh, and Southeastern Professor of Computer Science Cris Koutsougeras, program coordinator.


Chefs Evening – Going above and beyond
Pete Pfeil and Ellen Lipkos- Volunteering their time and talents to Southeastern
Ellen Lipkos and Pete PfeilWhat started three years ago as a simple request from Chefs Evening coordinators to Ellen Lipkos, technical director of Ralph R. Pottle Music Building, and Pete Pfeil, associate director of operations and productions for the Columbia Theatre, to add one element of lighting, has grown into a near lighting extravaganza with colored lights, logos, layout changes and annual improvement planning. According to Director of Annual Giving Jacki Bellairs, the time given by Ellen and Pete has been incredibly valuable to the event and has made a difference in the overall tone and quality of the evening.
     "The Foundation is so fortunate to have members of our faculty and staff who are willing to go above and beyond to give back to the university and its students," Bellairs said. "In today's climate, when many faculty and staff are putting in over 40 hours a week due to staff cut backs, these two work tirelessly to help make this event successful. We truly appreciate their expertise, their enthusiasm and their generosity."
     Pete and Ellen have upped the game again this year by adding LCD lights to enhance the ambiance. The improvements never end!
     Chefs Evening 2013 will be held on Sunday, March 3, from 4 - 8:30 p.m. in the Pennington Student Activity Center. For tickets call 549-2420 of visit www.southeastern.edu/chefsevening.


Southeastern historian discusses Klan on Discovery Channel show
Samuel C. HydeSoutheastern historian Samuel C. Hyde Jr. addresses the historical role of the Ku Klux Klan in the Lower Mississippi Valley region in an upcoming "Fatal Encounters" program on the Discovery Channel.
     Southeastern's Leon C. Ford Endowed Chair of Regional Studies, Hyde is interviewed in the program entitled "White Hot Rage," on Sunday, Feb. 10, (9 p.m.) which covers the case of Cynthia Lynch, who came to Mississippi several years ago to join a KKK group based in Washington and St. Tammany parishes. During her initiation into the group at an isolated area in the Pearl River Swamp, Lynch changed her mind and was subsequently murdered by the Klansmen.
     Hyde said he provided details on the first, second and third Klans as they appeared in the post-Civil War era and again in the 1930s and in the Civil Rights struggles of the 1960s.
     "During each phase, the Klan displayed unique attributes," said Hyde, who is the director of the Center for Southeast Louisiana Studies. "I discuss the motives that would cause people to join such paramilitary organizations in the rural South, as well as what induces people to resort to violence to resolve their grievances."



This Week in Fine and Performing Arts

February 7-8
Southeastern Opera/Theatre Workshop presents: Two Fairy Tale Operas - Hansel & Gretel and Cinderella, Columbia Theatre for the Performing Arts, 7:30 p.m. Call 543-4371 for ticket information.


Southeastern art show to run through February
Faculty Art Exhibit on displaySoutheastern graphic design student Danielle Cloern, right, steps back to view the wooden sculpture "Altar of the Wetlands," as artist John Valentino provides details at the university's Faculty Art Exhibition at the show's opening Thursday (Jan. 31) night.

     At left is junior Naomi Rodger of Madisonville. Valentino's work is a prototype of a much larger sculpture he plans to display at the annual Burning Man Festival in August in Black Rock Desert, Nev.

     The free Faculty Art Exhibit is in Southeastern's Contemporary Art Center and runs through February. Gallery hours are Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. with extended hours until 8 p.m. on Wednesday.


Extended Studies news

Hammond

Guitar for Beginners (Mondays, Feb. 18 – March 25, 7 to 8 p.m.)
This course includes chords, strumming patters, and note reading. Participants must be 13 years old or older and have their own playable instrument. The cost is $50 with a $21.75 material fee paid to the instructor.

Financial Strategies for Retirement (Tuesdays, Feb. 19 – March 5, 6 to 8 p.m.)
This class covers important money management concepts and issues that are important to people at or near retirement. Topics include: how to reduce pressures on your retirement income; how to make appropriate health care decisions; where you will live and how you will pay for your health care. We will also explore some options that allow you to transfer assets to other generations of your family. This cost is $49. Your spouse can also attend for no additional charge.

How Money Works: Financial Success on a Teacher's Salary Basics (Feb. 19, 5:15 to 6:15 p.m.)
In part I of How Money Works, participants will learn the relationship between time, savings and debt. Financial success on a teacher salary can happen. This workshop is free.

Introduction to Welding (Wednesdays, Feb. 20 – March 13, 6 to 9 p.m.)
This course will provide an introduction to safety and the setup of oxyfuel and SMAW (stick) equipment. Students will work in the flat position using plain carbon steel. Also included will be an introduction to GMAW. The cost is $350.

Microsoft Excel Learning Series: Introduction to Excel (Feb. 25 & 27, 5:30 to 8:30 p.m.)
This course is designed for individuals who have little or no experience with Microsoft Excel. Students will learn to create a file, enter data, create formulas, navigate spreadsheets, and understand the basic components of the Excel environment. Students will also learn format, edit, and save documents. Students who successfully complete this course will receive a certificate of completion. The cost is $120.

Basic Film Acting (Tuesdays, Feb. 26 – March 26, 6 to 8 p.m.)
This course is designed to teach novice actors basic film and stage audition and acting techniques, on-set behavior, and how to find legitimate film and stage acting work in Louisiana. The cost is $115.

Makeup for Cinema (Tuesdays, Feb. 26 – March 26, 6 to 8 p.m.)
Students in this course will learn and be able to deliver the makeup needs for film and television productions, and demonstrate a variety of makeup applications. Students completing the course will be able to discuss makeup design utilizing industry terminology, gain working knowledge of traditional techniques, and execute a variety of makeup designs for different media outlets. The cost is $125.

 

Mandeville

Financial Stratagies for Retirement (Mondays, Feb. 18 – March 4, 6 to 8 p.m.)
This class covers important money management concepts and issues that are important to people at or near retirement. Topics include: how to reduce pressures on your retirement income; how to make appropriate health care decisions; where you will live and how you will pay for your health care. We will also explore some options that allow you to transfer assets to other generations of your family. This cost is $49. Your spouse can also attend for no additional charge.

SHRM Essentials of HR Management (Wednesdays, Feb. 20 – March 20, 6 to 9 p.m.)
The SHRM Essentials of HR Management is a premier introductory course offering a comprehensive overview of the human resource functions. This cost effective course covers real-life HR issues and today's most vital and timely topics including employment law, selecting qualified employees, compensation, orientation and training and the employee performance process. The cost is $499.

Introduction to Videography (Mondays & Wednesdays, Feb. 25 – March 6, 6 to 9 p.m.)
This course will feature the process of recording moving images with video cameras and the principles of effective lighting techniques. Students will learn the fundamentals of composing shots for particular purposes, as well as how to properly light the subject in order to obtain the desired result. Students will also learn how to utilize basic camera functions and how to prepare video for post-production. Basic audio principles will also be covered. The cost is $150.

 

Walker

Bookkeeping Level I: QuickBooks 2012 (Tuesdays, Feb. 19 – March 12, 5:30 to 8:30 p.m.)
This introductory course will cover basic accounting terms, the set-up of a cash basis business in QuickBooks, financial report processing and basic payroll entry and terminology. The cost is $375. This course can be combined with Bookkeeping Level II for a Bookkeeping Certificate.

Customer Service Bootcamp (Thursdays, Feb. 21 – March 7, 5:30 to 8:30 p.m.)
Providing quality customer care ensures that every single contact with your organization is a positive experience. Customers can range from external customers to internal employees in other departments. Knowing how to provide the same level of service to all customers will enrich your time spent at work by establishing positive business relationships. The cost is $145.

How Money Works: Financial Success on a Teacher's Salary Basics (Tuesday, Feb. 26, 5:30 to 6:30 p.m.)
In part I of How Money Works, you will learn the relationship between time, savings and debt. Financial success on a teacher salary can happen. This workshop is $20.

Introduction to Screenwriting (Wednesdays, Feb. 27 – March 27, 6 to 8 p.m.)
This course will provide an introductory knowledge base for those interested in pursuing screenwriting. Students will learn professional formatting and techniques, as well as how and where to submit their written screenplays for professional production. The cost is $125.

 

To register, or for further details on these or other courses that are available please visit:
Hammond- www.southeastern.edu/es    Mandeville- www.southeastern.edu/stc   Walker- www.southeastern.edu/livingston


Southeastern in the news
ABC-TV, "Good Morning America"
Robin Roberts returns to New Orleans
http://abcnews.go.com/GMA/video/robin-roberts-returns-orleans-bone-marrow-transplant-18374839

Action News
Southeastern student from Ponchatoula wins green thumb awards
http://www.actionnews17.com/News/Education/tabid/88/ArticleID/5085/ArtMID/520/Southeastern-student-from-Ponchatoula-wins-green-thumb-awards.aspx
Southeastern historian discusses Klan on Discovery Channel show
http://www.actionnews17.com/Features/tabid/91/ArticleID/5097/ArtMID/535/The-one-and-only-Sam-Hyde-Jr-featured-on-national-television-again.aspx

ABC-TV star returns home to Southeastern
http://www.actionnews17.com/Features/tabid/91/ArticleID/5102/ArtMID/535/ABC-TV-star-returns-home-to-Southeastern.aspx

Southeastern commemorates February as Black History Month
http://www.actionnews17.com/Features/tabid/91/ArticleID/5117/ArtMID/535/Southeastern-commemorates-February-as-Black-History-Month.aspx

Amite-Tangi Digest
Southeastern historian explains Grant's leadership in new book
http://www.tangilena.com/view/full_story/21580913/article-Southeastern-historian-explains-U-S--Grant-s-leadership-in-new-book

Southeastern celebrates Black History Month
http://www.tangilena.com/view/full_story/21580891/article-How-Southeastern-celebrates-Black-History-Month-throughout-February

UL leader meets Sen. Nevers
http://www.tangilena.com/view/full_story/21580884/article-UL-leader-Woodley-meets-Sen--Nevers-at-Southeastern

Southeastern faculty exhibit runs through February at Contemporary Art Gallery
http://www.tangilena.com/view/full_story/21580785/article-Southeastern-Faculty-Exhibit-runs-through-Feb--25-at-Contemporary-Art-Center-

Associated Press
Robin Roberts returns home to Gulf Coast
http://www.whas11.com/news/national/Robin-Roberts-Returns-Home-to-Gulf-Coast-189344151.html

BR Advocate
Southeastern offers $4,000 scholarships
http://theadvocate.com/news/livingston/5033743-123/southeastern-offers-4000-scholarships

SLU, Northshore choirs seeking new members
http://theadvocate.com/news/livingston/5033671-123/slu-northshore-choirs-seeking-new

Education laws topic of reform
http://theadvocate.com/news/5045628-123/education-laws-topic-of-forum

Southeastern grads, faculty work on Super Bowl sets
http://theadvocate.com/features/people/5055619-123/southeastern-grads-faculty-work-on

Hammond Daily Star
Robin Roberts returns for big game
http://www.hammondstar.com/articles/2013/02/01/top_stories/1794.txt

Panelists agree reform needs change
http://www.hammondstar.com/articles/2013/02/03/top_stories/education/5391.txt

Huffington Post
Robin Roberts returns home for the weekend
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/02/01/robin-roberts-home-weekend_n_2598245.html

St. Tammany News
Offering scholarships in Hammond
http://www.thesttammanynews.com/northshore_life/education/article_4a3d032a-6cc3-11e2-89cb-0019bb2963f4.html

WBRZ-TV
GMA host Robin Roberts welcomed home for Super Bowl
http://www.wbrz.com/news/gma-host-robin-roberts-welcomed-home-for-super-bowl/



This Week in Athletics
The Southeastern softball team will officially open the 2013 softball season to highlight this week in Southeastern Athletics.
     The Lady Lions will welcome eight teams to North Oak Park to compete in the season-opening, three-day Jimmy John's Lion Classic I, which runs Friday through Sunday. On Friday, Southeastern faces Delaware at 3 p.m. and Tennessee-Martin at 5:30 p.m. The Lady Lions take on St. Louis at 12:30 p.m. and Southern at 3 p.m. Southeastern's tournament play concludes with a 12 p.m. game versus Jacksonville State on Sunday. Live stats and live video via LionVision (subscription required) will be available for all Lady Lion games.
     The Southeastern men's and women's basketball teams will continue Southland Conference play with a trip down to Thibodaux for a Saturday doubleheader. The Lady Lions (9-12, 2-8 Southland) will take on Nicholls State at 12 p.m. with the Lions (8-12, 6-4 Southland) and Colonels to follow 30 minutes after. All of the action will be broadcast in the Hammond area on KSLU-FM (90.9) and LionSports.net. LionVision subscribers will also be able to access the Nicholls live video feed.
     The Southeastern women's tennis team (3-0) will look to continue its undefeated start to the spring this week. On Wednesday, the Lions head to Baton Rouge to face Southern in a 1 p.m. match between in-state foes.
     Second-year head football coach Ron Roberts will unveil the newest group of future Lions at Wednesday's Football Signing Day Bash, sponsored by the Lion Athletics Association and set for 7 p.m. in the ballroom of the Quality Inn (2000 South Morrison Ave.).
     The event will begin with a meet and greet with Roberts and his staff and will close with video and review of the recruits. Food will be provided and a cash bar will be available. Admission to the event is free for current LAA members (with a LAA membership card) and $15 for non-LAA members.
     LAA memberships will be available at the door, starting at $25. For more information on the bash or to join the LAA, please contact Ro Trufant at (985) 549-5091.

Wednesday, February 6
Women's Tennis, at Southern, Baton  Rouge, 1 p.m.
Football, Signing Day Bash, Quality Inn, 7 p.m.

Friday, February 8
Softball, vs. Delaware (Jimmy John's Lion Classic I), North Oak Park, 3 p.m.
Softball, vs. Tennessee-Martin (Jimmy John's Lion Classic I), North Oak Park, 5:30 p.m.

Saturday, February 9
Men's Basketball, at Nicholls State, Thibodaux, 2 p.m. (KSLU) (LionVision)*
Women's Basketball, at Nicholls State, Thibodaux, 12 p.m. (KSLU) (LionVision)*
Softball, vs. St. Louis (Jimmy John's Lion Classic I), North Oak Park, 12:30 p.m.
Softball, vs. Southern (Jimmy John's Lion Classic I), North Oak Park, 3 p.m.

Sunday, February 10
Softball, vs. Jacksonville State  (Jimmy John's Lion Classic I), North Oak Park, 12 p.m.

 

Southeastern home events in bold
* - Southland Conference event


Professional activities
Dr. L. Wang (Mathematics) and Dr. L. Kabza (Mathematics) attended the Joint Mathematics Meeting in San Diego Jan. 9 - 12. Dr. Wang presented the paper titled "Classification on Irreducible Representations of the Quantum Wely Algebra at Root of Unity." Dr. Kabza presented the paper titled "Rings determined by covers of groups." Dr. Wang also attended the MSRI Workshops on Noncommutative Rings and Algebraic Geometry at U.C. Berkeley Jan. 24 to Feb. 1.

 


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