ByLion--January 22



MLK Remembrance tonight

Nelson twins honor Ricky Nelson

Turtle Cove collecting Christmas trees

Southeastern Channel wins Emmy

Extended Studies to host open house

Armand pens second novel


Alumni information needs updating

AT&T contributes aid

Campus Dining offering discounts

Retired teacher is oldest grad

Student Technology Center news

Guitar master teaches masterclass


Bookkeeping Certificate Program offered

Physical Plant news

Chefs Evening discounted tickets

Extended Studies news

Southeastern in the news

This Week in Athletics

Professional activities

Southeastern plans MLK remembrance program Jan. 22
Jonathan AugustineSoutheastern will celebrate the legacy of the late Civil Rights leader Martin Luther King, Jr. with a remembrance program tonight at 6 p.m.
     Open to the public, the event is sponsored annually by the Kappa Nu Chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha fraternity and the Office of Multicultural and International Student Affairs and will begin at the War Memorial Student Union mall with a wreath laying in King's memory.
     "As we live his dream daily, we will never forget the sacrifice he gave so that we can all be equally American," said Kris Johnson, president of Kappa Nu Chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha.
     Shortly after the laying of the wreath, a special program will begin in the Student Union Theatre, with the Reverend Jonathan C. Augustine, left, serving as guest speaker.
     "Rev. Augustine is a bi-vocational minister and social justice advocate," said Assistant to the Vice President for Student Affairs Eric Summers. "He blends the sacred and secular in human empowerment through education advocacy, published scholarship, and preaching the social gospel."
     Augustine is the senior pastor of St. James African Methodist Episcopal Church in Hammond. He is Louisiana's director of development and legal affairs for Charter Schools USA, and is an adjunct professor at Southern University Law Center. He previously served in the administration of Gov. Bobby Jindal as executive counsel of Louisiana Workforce Commission and in elected office as vice president of the East Baton Rouge Parish School Board.
     For additional information, contact Southeastern's Office of Multicultural and International Student Affairs at 549-3850.

Columbia Theatre to present Ricky Nelson Remembered
The Nelson twinsSoutheastern's Columbia Theatre for the Performing Arts will present Ricky Nelson Remembered, a unique multi-media entertainment event featuring the live music of the singer's hit songs, on Thursday, Jan. 24.
     Scheduled at 7:30 p.m. in the downtown Hammond Theatre, the presentation will feature such hits as "Hello Mary Lou," "Travelin' Man," and "Garden Party," performed by Nelson's twin sons Matthew and Gunnar. The program includes never before seen big screen video footage of the Nelson family with interviews from celebrities influenced by Nelson.
     With their rock band Nelson, Matthew and Gunnar have five Top 40 Billboard hits, four No.1 MTV videos, and have sold over 6.5 million albums worldwide.
     "This show appeals to a wide audience and multiple generations and celebrates the life of America's original 'Teen Idol'," said Interim Columbia Theatre Director C. Roy Blackwood. "This year marks the 28th anniversary of Ricky Nelson's passing in a tragic New Year's Eve plane crash."
     Tickets for Ricky Nelson Remembered range from $28 - $36 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 faculty, retired faculty or staff with ID may purchase one ticket for Ricky Nelson Remembered 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.

Southeastern's Turtle Cove collecting Christmas trees for wetlands restoration
Southeastern will continue to utilize used Christmas trees this year in wetlands restoration efforts.
     The university's Turtle Cove Environmental Research Station, located on Pass Manchac between lakes Pontchartrain and Maurepas, will use discarded trees to help build up marshland, particularly the area on Jones Island in Lake Maurepas.
     Turtle Cove Director Rob Moreau said the state has discontinued funding for the marsh restoration program, but he intends to use donated resources and assistance from the City of Hammond and private companies to continue the Tangipahoa Parish Christmas tree program.
     Moreau said the Lowe's home improvement store in Hammond will again donate any unsold Christmas trees to the project as well True Value Hardware of Hammond.
     In addition, trees will be collected through the end of January at two area locations: the City of Hammond maintenance facility located at 18104 Hwy. 190 East next to the Piggly Wiggly Supermarket and at Middendorf's Restaurant on Hwy. 51 in Manchac.
     Moreau asks that trees be stripped of any ornaments, lights, tinsel or flocking. The trees will be placed on the shoreline in the marsh to help reduce coastal erosion by limiting the impact of waves and helping to collect sediment in subsiding marsh areas.
     "We'll continue to concentrate our work in the Jones Island area on Lake Maurepas," said Moreau, an instructor of biological sciences at Southeastern. "This program, which goes back about 15 years, has been effective in reducing coastal erosion, and we don't want to see it discontinued."
     Moreau's class in Environmental Awareness will assist in the deployment of the trees during the spring semester.
     Additional information can be obtained by contacting Moreau at Donations to help support the activity should be sent by check payable to "Friends of Turtle Cove" and mailed to Southeastern Box 10585, Hammond, LA 70402.

Southeastern Channel honored with Emmy
Southeastern Channel wins EmmySoutheastern's educational access television channel has been recognized with another regional Emmy Award.
     A series of promotional spots for the Southeastern Channel-produced "Strength, Endurance, Tradition" image campaign won the prestigious award in the "Commercial" category. Channel operations manager Steve Zaffuto produced, directed, videotaped and edited the commercials.
     The National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences made the award after reviewing nominations from entries submitted by television stations and production companies in the Suncoast Region, which includes Louisiana, Florida, Georgia, Alabama, Mississippi and Puerto Rico.
     The Southeastern Channel has now won eight Emmys and received 31 Emmy nominations for both professional and student productions in its 10-year history and is the only college television station in Louisiana to have won the award.
     "The Emmy is the most prestigious and sought after award in television; it means you're producing at the highest level," said station General Manager Rick Settoon. "It's a terrific honor to again receive such acclaim for a university television station that operates among large commercial and public television stations and production companies."
     The spots promote academic areas such as physics, education, communication, nursing, digital arts and theater. They can be seen on Southeastern's "Hotspots" page at
     Elements of the spots include faculty and student interviews, along with footage used in the recruiting video "Strength, Endurance, Tradition" produced by Settoon and Zaffuto.
     The channel has won more than 150 national and international awards in the last 10 years. It has been named "Best College Television Station in the South," and its student programs have been selected as among the top three in the nation.

UNIVERSITY TELEVISION STATION HONORED – General Manager Rick Settoon, right, and Operations Manager Steve Zaffuto display the regional Emmy Award won by the Southeastern Channel.

Division of Extended Studies to host open house to introduce new non-credit course offerings
Southeastern's Division of Extended Studies invites members of the community to an open house Wednesday, Jan. 30, from 5 to 7 p.m. to present information on two new non-credit offerings for the film industry.
     "Introduction to Videography" and "Basic Video Editing: An Introduction to Post-Production Film" will be available next spring for high school students and adults interested in the growing film industry.
     The open house will be hosted by instructors Sharon Edwards, an independent filmmaker, and Jamie Bass, a telecourse producer at the Southeastern Channel, at Southeastern's St. Tammany Center, located at 21454 Koop Drive in Mandeville. Film enthusiasts can find out more about each class and learn about software and hardware that will be used in the training. The instructors will discuss how the classes will work together to give hands-on experience in production and post-production film.
     Introduction to Videography will introduce students to the process of recording moving images with video cameras and the principles of effective lighting techniques, Bass said. The course will be held on Mondays and Wednesdays, Feb. 25 through March 6, from 6 to 9 p.m.
     "Students will learn the fundamentals of composing shots and how to properly light the subject to achieve different effects," Bass said. "Students will also learn basic camera functions, basic audio principals and how to prepare video for post-production. Cameras will be provided and students also can bring their own camera or DSLR to shoot video."
     Edwards will offer two sessions of Basic Video Editing. Taught on Tuesdays and Thursdays from March 12 through March 21, students will have the option to take the course from either 2 to 5 p.m. or 6 to 9 p.m.
     "The introduction to post-production film editing course will provide students the opportunity to learn how to import video, create a workflow, use editing techniques, transitions and effects, create titles, and turn the edited video into files for viewing on computers and TV," Edwards said.
     Edwards is the Digital Arts Program coordinator for the Olde Towne Arts Center and director of the Pontchartrain Film Festival.
     "This hands-on course will teach the basic film editing skills you need to get professional results from any footage," she said.
Both courses will be held at the St. Tammany Center at a cost of $150 each. For on-line registration or to find out more about these or other Extended Studies courses, visit or call Extended Studies in Hammond at (985) 549-2301 or Mandeville at (985) 893-6251.

Southeastern author pens second novel
David ArmandSoutheastern English Instructor David Armand has written his second novel, Harlow, to be published next year by the Texas Review Press.
     Harlow tells the story of 18-year-old Leslie Somers, who trudges through Louisiana in search of his father, a man he has never met. As he makes his way through the backwoods, his thoughts turn to other men in his life: those who taught him the skills of hunting and fishing and others who mistreated him.
     Somers anticipates and hopes his father, Harlow, will be better than the other men. When the two finally meet, Harlow is not the man Somers expected. Ultimately the two end up on a crash course toward destruction, crime and twisted relationships that leaves one of them dead and the other a hardly recognizable version of his former self.
     Armand's first novel, The Pugilist's Wife, was also published by Texas Review Press, a member of the Texas A&M University Press Consortium. That work was recognized by the publisher with the George Garrett Fiction Prize, named after the late poet laureate of Virginia.
     A native of Folsom and resident of Hammond, Armand also serves as assistant editor of "Louisiana Literature," the university's nationally recognized literary journal. He received both his undergraduate and graduate degrees in English from Southeastern.

Southeastern updating alumni information
The Southeastern Alumni Association is updating its alumni directory and is asking all graduates of the institution to participate.
     "All living alumni in our database will be receiving a postcard asking them to participate and verify their information," said Association Director Kathy Pittman. "If any graduate doesn't receive a postcard, we're asking them to contact the association and provide us with their basic information or to our publisher, Harris Connect Publishing Co. at 800-310-2604.
     "We have exciting programs planned and membership benefits that our alumni can participate in and enjoy," she added.
     For more information, contact the Alumni Association at 549-2150.

AT&T contributes to Southeastern's Completer Scholarship program
AT&T gives scholarship fundsAT&T has contributed $43,000 to support a major initiative at Southeastern that will provide scholarship aid to students who are on track to graduate but may be unable to finish their studies without financial assistance.
     The university's new Completer Scholarship fund is intended to provide support for students within one year of graduation.
     "It is an honor to support Southeastern and the work they are doing to promote higher education," said Rick Demint, regional director of AT&T Louisiana in presenting the funds to the university. "By educating today's students and helping them prepare for the future, we can ensure the future workforce of our company, and our country will be stocked with qualified employees who have the 21st century skills that American businesses need to remain competitive in the digital global economy."
     Crain said the initiative will help address the needs of students who are trying to complete their degrees.
     "We know there are increasing numbers of students who are working several jobs while they try to complete their university education," Crain said. "This scholarship will help qualified students who are making strong academic progress to complete their degrees and become a vital part of our workforce."
     Over 80 percent of Southeastern students receive some form of financial aid. After four years or eight semesters, those students lose their eligibility for TOPS and scholarships offered through the Southeastern Foundation. This initiative is designed to address needs once those four years are complete.
     For more information on the initiative, contact the Southeastern Advancement Office at 549-2239.

HELPING STUDENTS FINISH – AT&T presented a $43,000 check to the Southeastern Foundation to support the Completer Scholarship program, an initiative designed to help fifth and sixth year students graduate. Present were, from left, Vice President for University Advancement Wendy Lauderdale, President John L. Crain, AT&T Louisiana Regional Director Rick Demint, and Southeastern Director of Corporate Development Lynn Horgan.

Campus Dining to offer Faculty and Staff Discount program
Campus Dining is offering a special discount for all faculty and staff. Discounts available are:
Purchase $50 in Cub Cash and receive an extra $5 bonus
Purchase $100 in Cub Cash and receive an extra $15 bonus
Purchase $150 in Cub Cash and receive an extra $25 bonus

     All purchases made with Cub Cash are tax free.

     Individuals can save over $85 per semester with a meal plan. Meal plans can be purchased on line at or by contacting Campus Dining at 549-2286 or

Retired Washington Parish teacher is Southeastern's oldest grad
Vivian RichardsonWith the Southeastern Alumni Association celebrating its 85th anniversary late last year, officials with the organization thought it was appropriate to seek and find the institution's oldest living grad.
     The call went out via various communications and in the news media. That's when 102-year-old Vivian Richardson, from the small town of Enon in Washington Parish, came to the association's attention.
     When Vivian Richardson graduated from Southeastern and began her teaching career, FDR was in his first term as president, The Green Hornet radio show had just debuted and construction had been recently completed on Hoover Dam. It was 1936, and America was in the midst of the Great Depression.
     "From all the responses we received, Vivian Richardson apparently is the oldest living graduate of Southeastern," said Kathy Pittman, Alumni Association Director. "We proudly made that announcement during our Homecoming celebration."
     For Richardson, it was a big change to leave home to attend what was then Southeastern Louisiana College, which had only opened its doors 11 years earlier. The campus was far different than today, with just a few buildings and no residence halls. Richardson and her cousin Iris, from outside Bogalusa, shared a room in a boarding house downtown.
     "Papa went with us to Hammond and found a house for us to live in near the train depot," recalls Richardson. "It was about three blocks from school, and we walked back and forth each day to classes."
     Those classes were with some of Southeastern's faculty legends, who now have buildings on campus named in their memory:  D Vickers, R. Thomas Pursley, Ralph Pottle and Leon Clark, who directed the teacher education program.
     After completing a two-year degree, Richardson taught for 33 years, helping to educate several generations of second graders in Enon and Franklinton. In 1956, she returned to Southeastern to complete her bachelor's degree, when that became required for teachers.
     Richardson credits her education at Southeastern for helping to prepare her for such a long and successful career.
     "I reckon I was well prepared to teach," she said. "I wasn't scared of teaching. I always loved it, and I loved the children."
     Southeastern and teaching are both traditions in Richardson's family. Three of her four siblings also attended Southeastern, including her younger sister Maxine, as well as Maxine's daughter, Pam Penny, who taught English and Spanish at Franklinton High School for many years. Penny notes that one of her outstanding English students was a teenager named John Crain, another alumnus of Southeastern and now its president.
     "Southeastern is responsible for educating most of Washington Parish," said Penny. "I don't know where people would go to school if we didn't have Southeastern."
     When she wasn't teaching, Richardson's home was always filled with family, even though she and her husband did not have children. In her retirement, Penny and the other nieces and nephews visit her regularly, as they did as children.
     She was always busy, Penny said of her aunt, serving as an active member of Enon Baptist Church, sewing, cooking and tending her huge vegetable and flower gardens. "Aunt Vivian was an amazing cook," said Penny. "Over the years, she's cooked hundreds and hundreds of meals for the family."
     The Alumni Association is currently reaching out to all living Southeastern graduates in an effort to update its records and to publish a new directory. Graduates can update their information for the directory by calling the association at 1-800-SLU-ALUM.

OLDEST ALUM OF SOUTHEASTERN RECOGNIZED -- Vivian Richardson, a 102-year-old native of Enon, La., looks through one of the year books of her college years at Southeastern Louisiana University, where she graduated in 1936. Richardson is considered the university's oldest living graduate.

Student Technology Center announcement
In an ongoing effort to improve technology services, Southeastern is proud to announce the grand opening of a Student Technology Center located in Fayard Hall, room 126 and 129. This center, with funding from student technology fees, will offer expanded seating and enhanced productivity services including two computer labs, color printing capabilities, 24/7 student help desk phone support, training classes, and the newly-named Mane Media (previously Equipment Checkout). The new student center will replace the lab previously located in Tinsley Hall, room 101.

Computer Lab Hours (Fayard 126, 549-2861)
Fall and Spring Regular Sessions:  7 days a week 6 a.m.-12 a.m.
Summer, Inner-sessions, and holidays:  university business hours

Student Help Desk Hours (549-2700,
Fall and Spring Regular Sessions:  7 days a week; 24 hrs a day.
Summer, Inner-sessions, and holidays: university business hours

All Other Services (Fayard 129, 549-2165)
University business hours.

     The Student Technology Center is closed during all official university closures.
     For a more detailed explanation regarding the Student Technology Center, visit

Guitar master teaches at Southeastern
Guitar MasterclassWorld renowned Grammy-winning classical guitarist Pepe Romero gave a masterclass for Southeastern guitarists on Jan. 6 at Pottle Recital Hall. The performers included: Hristo Balev of Bulgaria, Shane Zeringue of Baton Rouge, Chris Devall of Baton Rouge, David Bryan of Hammond, and violinist Constanta Lungu of Bulgaria.
     "This was a rare and valuable opportunity for Southeastern students and the guitar community to interact with such an accomplished artist," said Patrick Kerber, instructor and coordinator of guitar activities. "Maestro Romero was very impressed with all of the performers."
     The musicians performed for Maestro Romero, as well as a very focused audience. The performers were treated to expert constructive criticism and advice, which yielded immediate results, the most striking results coming when Bryan literally was brought to tears performing a very emotional piece, "Septiembre" by Leo Brouwer. Bryan was visibly moved saying simply, "That never happened to me before – I didn't think it was possible."
     "Maestro Romero took advantage of the musicians' advanced technical abilities to focus on bringing out the 'heart and soul' of the music as dedicated performers," Kerber added. "He communicated a rare and unique passion for his guitar and directed the students to the avenue to personal happiness that a life in music provides for serious students of music. I can honestly say that my teacher taught me in this manner many years ago, and I was very proud that my, that is, Southeastern's students responded so well."
     After the first performer, Zeringue finished his piece, Tarrega's, "Tango," Maria Maestro Romero stated, "Well, this is great. Your technique is so good that I don't have to go into all the little details of guitar playing that I usually have to when I teach such classes around the world. Let's skip all the technical stuff and play music!"
     This approach was repeated for all of the students prompting Romero to say, "You have a wonderful teacher here at Southeastern. I am so proud of Pat, and I know that my father would be as well, as all of you have accomplished so much in your pursuit of making the dream of achieving joy in your life through playing your guitar a reality. "
     The masterclass was made possible by the generous sponsorship of Tom and Julie Druen of Mandeville, Silvia Morales of Baton Rouge, Robert Scott of Baton Rouge, and Terry Wilde of Ponchatoula.

Above: Pictured at the masterclass are, from left, Shane Zeringue, Patrick Kerber, Hristo Balev, Constanta Lungu, Pepe Romero, Chris Devall, and David Bryan .

Southeastern to offer Bookkeeping Certificate Program
Southeastern's Division of Extended Studies will offer a new Bookkeeping Certificate Program beginning this spring.
Three courses comprise the program, which uses QuickBooks 2012 software.
     Bookkeeping Level 1: QuickBooks 2012 is designed as an introductory course that will cover basic accounting terms, the set-up of a cash basis business in QuickBooks, financial report processing and basic payroll entry and terminology. Taught by Deborah Anderson, the course will be held on Tuesdays Feb. 19 through March 12 from 5:30 – 8:30 p.m. at the Livingston Parish Literacy and Technology Center in Walker, 9261 Florida Boulevard. The cost is $375, which includes the textbook.
     The workforce development course, when combined with Bookkeeping Level II: QuickBooks 2012 and Bookkeeping: QuickBooks Intuit Certified User Test Review will lead to a well-rounded certificate in bookkeeping. Each course will also be eligible for continuing education units (CEUs).
     "Developing bookkeeping skills using industry standard software is a gateway to a finance career in any industry," said Anderson. "Learning bookkeeping skills may also add value to your current position."
     Anderson is a graduate of Southeastern with a bachelor of arts degree in marketing and a bachelor of science in accounting. She holds the Intuit QuickBooks Certified User certification, which allows her to teach students the inner working of the QuickBooks Accounting program and prepare them to take the certified Users Certification test.
     Bookkeeping, accounting and auditing occupations hold a four star rating in Louisiana and are considered a level one demand occupation according to the Louisiana Workforce Commission.
     For on-line registration or to find out more about these or other Extended Studies courses, visit or call Extended Studies in Hammond at 985-549-2301 or Walker at 225-665-3303.

Discounted Chefs Evening ticket prices for Southeastern faculty and staffChefs Evening logo 2013

Tickets are now on sale for Chefs Evening 2013. This year's event is scheduled for Sunday, March 3, from 5:30 - 8 p.m. at the Pennington Student Activity Center. As a special thanks to our faculty and staff, the Southeastern Foundation is offering discounted tickets to attend this spectacular event! Please note that only two tickets per faculty/staff member, and one reserved table will be sold at the discounted prices. This special offer is for faculty/ staff and their immediate family only to encourage your participation. This event benefits our academic colleges and provides funding that is extremely important during these challenging times.

Prices are as follows:

  Public Faculty / Staff
1 ticket to Chefs Evening $75

$60 (limit 2)

1 ticket + wine glass $85

$70 (limit 2)

1 ticket to Chefs Evening

1 ticket to President's Toast


$100 (limit 2)

1 reserved table for Chefs Evening

(reserved seating for 6 guests)


Includes reserved table/6 tickets to Chefs Evening


$400 (limit 1)

Includes reserved table/6 tickets to Chefs Evening

1 reserved Patron's Table

(reserved seating for 6 guests)



(includes reserved table for 6 guests at Chefs Evening - with amenities, such as valet parking, wine glasses, 2 bottles of wine at your table, silverware, wait staff, etc. – and 6 tickets to the President's Toast)


$800 (limit 1)

(includes reserved table for 6 guests at Chefs Evening - with amenities, such as valet parking, wine glasses, 2 bottles of wine at your table, silverware, wait staff, etc. – and 6 tickets to the President's Toast)

Get your tickets now for Chefs Evening! Please email to request an order form or call Andrew Hickman at 985-549-2420, and be sure to let us know that you are a faculty and staff member so that you will be charged accordingly. We look forward to an enjoyable evening with our Southeastern family!

Physical Plant news
Asbestos Survey
The State of Louisiana has completed an asbestos survey of all state-owned buildings as of March 1992. The results of the survey are compiled in management plans by facility. The management plans were assembled according to the requirements set forth in the Department of Environmental quality Required Elements Index.
     These plans are available for review to anyone interested in the results. The original plans will be kept in the office of the Associate Director of Physical Plant located at the maintenance compound on North Campus. A copy of the plan is available in the Reserve Room of Sim's Library.
     Questions or concerns should be directed to Chris Asprion, Southeastern's Asbestos Plan Manager at 549-5698 in the Physical Plant Office.

Identify the Smell
If you ever smell gas, call the Physical Plant promptly! Natural gas is odorless in its natural state.  We add this disagreeable smell to let you know if any gas is escaping.
     Gas leakage may occur from faulty appliances, loose connections, service lines inside or outside your home or from gas mains. Leaks can be dangerous and should be dealt with promptly by experts.
     If you ever smell gas – even if you do not use it in your building on campus – take these precautions promptly:

1.    Call the Physical Plant (549-3333).

2.    If the odor is very strong and you are indoors, go outside.

3.    Do not turn any electrical switches on or off.

4.    Do not light matches, smoke or create any other source of combustion.

     However slim the chances of danger, it doesn't pay to take needless risks. At the first sniff of gas, play it safe. Call the Physical Plant.

Extended Studies news

Instant Piano for Busy People (Feb. 6, 5:30 to 9 p.m.)
Spend one enjoyable evening learning the secrets of piano playing and discover how playing the piano can add music and enjoyment to your life. Students will learn all the chords needed to play any song, any style, and any key. This workshop is for the absolute beginner, focusing on chord piano techniques, not note memorization. The cost of this workshop is $55. A $25 book (fee paid to the instructor) will be provided, along with a 68 minute practice CD.

Introduction to Judo (Thursdays, Feb. 7 - 28, 8 to 9 p.m.)
The word Judo is an original Japanese word meaning 'gentle (flexible) way" and indicates a way of life. It is more than a martial art; it is an integration of art, discipline, fitness activity, self-defense and sport. The basic and most important concept of Judo is "By wisely utilizing the opponent's power, a smaller person can defeat a larger person." In this course the basics of Judo technique and theory will be instructed. Related Japanese culture will also be introduced, as well as physics, if you are interested. The instructor, Sanichiro Yoshida, is a third-degree black belt Judoist with over 40 years of experience and a professor of physics. He is originally from Tokyo, Japan, and his degree has been awarded by Kodo-kan. He is also a scholar as Dr. Kano, the founder of Judo and Kodo-kan. There is no prerequisite for this course, and the cost is $60.

Financial Strategies for Retirement (Tuesdays, Feb. 19 – March 5, 6 to 8 p.m.)
With financial independence, retirement can be the most fulfilling time of your life. 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, especially who will provide care; and 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. A "hear it, see it, read it, write it" teaching method makes it easy for you to understand and remember this practical information. By condensing up-to-date financial information into three classroom sessions, the Financial Strategies for Successful Retirement Seminar gives you the answers you need. The cost is $49, and spouses can also attend at no additional charge.

How Money Works: Financial Success on a Teacher's Salary Basics (Feb. 19, 5:15 to 6:15 p.m.)
Are you an educator or future educator ready to take control of your financial success? 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 if you take charge. This workshop is free.

Guitar for Beginners (Mondays, Feb. 28 – 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 is50 with a $21.75 material fee paid to the instructor.



Notarial Preparation Course (Tuesdays, Jan. 29 – May 28, 6:30 to 9 p.m.)
This course is designed to help prepare students for the notarial exam. However, it is also a great refresher course on Civil law basics and sound notarial practice for commissioned notaries and attorneys as well. Topics include: duties of a notary; contracts; juridical acts; miscellaneous acts; donations and sales; and wills. The cost is $675. Students are responsible for ordering their own books prior to the beginning of class. Once registered, students will be sent information regarding their books.

Financial Strategies for Retirement (Mondays, Feb. 18 – March 4, 6 to 8 p.m.)
With financial independence, retirement can be the most fulfilling time of your life. 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, especially who will provide care; and 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. A "hear it, see it, read it, write it" teaching method makes it easy for you to understand and remember this practical information. By condensing up-to-date financial information into three classroom sessions, the Financial Strategies for Successful Retirement Seminar gives you the answers you need. The cost is $49, and spouses can also attend for no additional charge.



Bookkeeping Level I: QuickBooks 2012 (Tuesdays, Feb. 19 – March 12, 5:30 to 8:30 p.m.)
Small business owners and anyone interested in learning how to use QuickBooks: this class is for you ! 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.


To register, or for further details on these or other courses that are available please visit:
Hammond-    Mandeville-   Walker-


Southeastern in the news
Action News
Southeastern Channel's Zaffuto honored with Emmy

Turtle Cove will recycle Christmas trees in Manchac

Retired Washington Parish teacher is Southeastern's oldest alumnus

Amite Tangi-Digest
Donate your trees to help wetlands restoration

Louisiana Small Business Development experts offer free counseling

AT&T donates $43,000 to help Southeastern students graduate

Associated Press
SLU to offer non-credit film courses

BR Advocate
SLU assistant professor honored for work

Insurance executive to address graduates

SLU TV channel up for regional Emmy Awards

Markets bring local produce to campus

La. higher ed rates poor - Consensus exists only in the starkness of the problem

Texas Press accepts La. Author's novel

Open House introduces new film courses at SLU

SLU Channel wins regional Emmy Award

SLU Christmas tree recycling, wetlands restoration program to continue

College Bound
Robin Roberts inspires College Students to Expand Bone Marrow Database

Hammond Daily Star
Christmas trees needed

Magnet schools working; planners focus on future

Programming Librarian

St. Tammany Farmer
Study reveals Harbor Center pumped $3.9 million into economy

Times Picayune
New Orleans students named to honors lists at Southeastern Louisiana University in Hammond

Money Monday: Livingston Parish Library

This Week in Athletics
Thursday's Jam the Jungle and Saturday's Play4Kay Game highlight basketball doubleheader action in the University Center during this week in Southeastern Athletics.
     The Lions (5-11, 3-3 Southland) and the Lady Lions (7-10, 0-6 Southland) will host Sam Houston State on Thursday in a doubleheader that starts at 5:15 p.m. On Saturday, Texas A&M-Corpus Christi comes to town for a 2 p.m. doubleheader.
     On Thursday, the Campus Activities Board and Student Government Association will partner with Southeastern Athletics to sponsor Jam the Jungle. Free t-shirts and food, as well as the opportunity to win cash prizes, will be available to students.
     Saturday will see the women's basketball program participate in the national Play4Kay initiative, designed to raise breast cancer awareness. Breast cancer survivors in attendance will be honored at halftime. Breast cancer survivors in attendance will be honored by Southeastern at halftime. In addition, Pink Links will be sold to display throughout the arena with proceeds benefiting the fight against breast cancer. Southeastern will be wearing pink uniforms in honor of the fight against breast cancer. Southeastern is looking for local high schools to participate in the initiative, as the Lady Lions have invited the local schools to sell their own Pink Links to be displayed at the game versus the Islanders.
     Trading cards featuring the Southeastern coaching staff (Thursday) and sophomore guard Elizabeth Styles (Saturday) will be distributed as available courtesy of the PRIDE.
     All of this week's action will be broadcast live in the Hammond area on KSLU-FM (90.9) and, where live video and stats will also be available. Thursday's games will also air on a tape delay on the Southeastern Channel (Charter 18).
     The Southeastern men's and women's track and field teams will also be in action this week. The Lions and Lady Lions will compete in the ASU Invitational on Friday at 10 a.m. in Jonesboro, Ark.


Thursday, January 24
Men's Basketball, vs. Sam Houston State (Jam the Jungle), University Center, 7:15 p.m. (KSLU) (LionVision) (Southeastern Channel)*
Women's Basketball, vs. Sam Houston State (Jam the Jungle), University Center, 5:15 p.m. (KSLU) (Lion Vision) (Southeastern Channel)*


Friday, January 25
Men's and Women's Track and Field, at ASU Invitational, Jonesboro, Ark., 10 a.m.


Saturday, January 26
Men's Basketball, vs. Texas A&M-Corpus Christi, University Center, 4 p.m. (KSLU) (LionVision)*
Women's Basketball, vs. Texas A&M-Corpus Christi (Play4Kay), University Center, 2 p.m. (KSLU) (LionVision)*


Southeastern home events in bold
* - Southland Conference game

Professional activities
Two sophomores majoring in physics, Caleb Delaune and Daniel Daigle, attended the AAPT (American Association of Physics Teachers) Winter 2013 meeting Jan. 5-9 in New Orleans. They presented their undergraduate research done with Dr. Hye-Young Kim (Chemistry and Physics) as a poster titled "Molecular Dynamics Simulation of Small Biomolecules in Water."
     Kathleen Campbell (Educational Leadership and Technology) made three presentations at the Mid-South Educational Research Association (MSERA) in Lexington, Ky., in November. The presentations included: "African American Female Superintendents in Louisiana: Opportunities and Obstacles," co-authored by Mindy Crain-Dorough, Evan Mense and Dr. Michael D. Richardson (all of Educational Leadership and Technology); "Educational Technology: Assessing Student Performance through the Lens of Learning," co-authored by Dorough and Richardson; and "Teachers' Vision of Schools in 2021. Campbell was also elected Vice President/President Elect of MSERA.


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