ByLion--March 25


Rock 'n Roar highlights

Dardenne to address meeting

Award-winning writer to speak

Retiree Reception

Guitar Festival scheduled

Student Activity Center discounts

Chamber Orchestra concert March 28

Compton named to board

Support our Lions

Study Abroad Call for Proposals

Turtle Cove receives donation

Camp Discovery scheduled



Juried Student Exhibition set

RAs attend workshop

Extended Studies news

Southeastern in the news

This Week in Athletics

Professional activities


Due to Spring Break, ByLion will not publish next week. ByLion will return on April 8.


Rock 'n Roar highlights

Rock n' Roar on Saturday attracted more than 2,700 area high school students for the District Literary Rally. Inclement weather forced some of the activities into the Student Union. Despite the weather, Rock 'n Roar provided participants the opportunity to peruse various academic booths, participate in camps, feast on delicious food, and shop at the market composed of area vendors.

1) Rock n Roar academic displays2)Rock n Roar dance camp

1) Brianna Thibodeaux of Denham Springs High School handles the sand dragon at Southeastern's Rock 'n Roar event Saturday. Looking on is graduate student James Stewart of Union City, Tenn.

2) A Lionette teaches dance camp participants the dance they performed at the conclusion of the camp on Saturday.

Lt. Gov. Dardenne to address Historical Association meeting
Jay DardenneLouisiana Lt. Gov. Jay Dardenne will bring his lively and entertaining style of presentation to Hammond April 9 when he serves as the featured speaker at the annual meeting of the Southeast Louisiana Historical Association.
     The meeting will be held at the Hammond Regional Arts Center in downtown Hammond. The event begins at 5:30 p.m. with a cocktail reception followed by dinner and Dardenne's presentation. Tickets for Dardenne's presentation and dinner alone are $15 each or $25, which also includes membership in the association.
     Dardenne is serving his second term as Louisiana's Lieutenant Governor. He also served four years as Secretary of State and 15 as a State Senator. Dardenne is an attorney and a graduate LSU and the LSU Law Center.
     The Southeast Louisiana Historical Association is an organization of academic professionals and the general public interested in promoting the study and understanding of the peculiar history of southeast Louisiana, said President Samuel C. Hyde Jr. director of the Center for Southeast Louisiana Studies at Southeastern. Headquartered at Southeastern, the SELHA produces the journal "The Southeast Louisiana Review" and a variety of films and television programming devoted to revealing the region's history.
     "As Secretary of State and now as Lieutenant Governor, Dardenne's office has strongly emphasized the history and culture of Louisiana in efforts to boost the state's tourism and hospitality economic sector," said Hyde. "He has worked closely with the Center on historical and tourism related projects such as the recent bicentennial celebration of the West Florida Revolt."
     For tickets or more information concerning Dardenne's presentation, contact the Center at 549-2151 or email

Award winning author Silas House featured in Southeastern's 'Common Read' program
Silas HouseAward-winning writer Silas House, author of the novel "Eli the Good," will visit Southeastern March 25 as part of the institution's annual Common Read program.
     Sponsored by the Department of English and the Southeastern Writing Center, Common Read provides students and community members the opportunity to read and then meet an important contemporary author.
     The author of five books, three plays and a creative non-fiction book, House's work has appeared on the New York Times bestseller list. In addition, he has been published in numerous journals and magazines, including Newsday, Oxford American, and Louisville Review.
     Events that day include student presentations on the author's work at 9:30 a.m., an 11 a.m. question and answer session with House, and a 7 p.m. public reading, book signing and reception. All events are open to the public and will be held in the Student Union Theatre.
     "For almost every semester for five years, we've sponsored a Common Read, and each author's visit has proved a landmark experience for our students," said Department of English Head David Hanson. "By meeting and talking with an author that they're studying intensively in class, students gain a rare opportunity to see into the life of writing. We choose our Common Reads based on the high quality of the literature, the likelihood that students will find the themes meaningful, and the authors' reputation for accessibility and good teaching."
     Published in 2009, "Eli the Good" centers on a post-Vietnam War 1976 summer when family secrets are revealed that forever change the life of its 10-year-old protagonist. The novel received the first annual Storylines Prize from the New York Public Library System.
     A native of Kentucky, which serves as the setting for his first three novels, House has been nominated for two Pushcart Prizes, has won the Kentucky Novel of the Year, and has been named Appalachian Writer of the Year. He served as writer-in-residence at Eastern Kentucky University and Lincoln Memorial University, where he directed the Mountain heritage Literary Festival. House serves on the fiction faculty of Spalding University.
(Photo credit: Cyndi Williams)

Retiree Reception
There will be a reception for the 2012-2013 retirees on Tuesday, March 26, at 2 p.m. at the Alumni Center.
     The following retirees will be honored:  Veda Abene, Gregory Arabie, Jean Badeau, Glyn Banks, Cyrus Bates, Barbara Biletnikoff, Pamela Black, Emily Bond, Alice Bonfiglio, Lori Brocato, Clarissa Cook, Judy Easley, Mary Ann Farris, Tamara Fletcher, Ruby Giles, Linda Gore, Kenneth Hogan, Donnice Hunter, Larry Jackson, Carol Kinchen, Dave Koch, Donna LaCaze, Bonnie Lewis, Milas Love, Sandra Macmurdo, Mary Frances Marx, Cynthia McCormick, Randy Moffett, Bill Neal, Brad O'Hara, Dale Parent, Paul Patterson, Karen Perry, Rita Pfister, Linda Primas, Paul Simoneaux, Stuart Stewart, Elton Strickland, Jackie Dale Thomas, Dennis Travis, Janis Vicknair, Richard Walsh and Theresa Zeigler.

Southeastern schedules annual Guitar Fest
Music from a variety of cultures and historical eras, as well as music from Louisiana composers, will be the focus of this year's Southeastern Guitar Festival.
     Sponsored by the Southeastern Arts and Lectures Committee, the Southeastern Guitar Club, Jody Mayeux's Music Shop of Walker, and Dr. Ted's Musician's Center of Hammond, the festival was launched March 20 with a performance by guitar instructor and festival coordinator Patrick Kerber and will run through April 24. All events are free and open to the public.
     "The festival will bring an eclectic mix of music for guitar to the campus that students, faculty, and the community typically would not have an opportunity to hear without traveling," Kerber said. "This is one of the primary goals of the festival both from an educational and an entertainment perspective."
     On March 27 Cain Budds, assistant professor of guitar and music theory at Louisiana Tech University, will present a masterclass for Southeastern guitarists at 2 p.m. in Pottle Auditorium, room 124. Budds will also present a solo recital that evening. The 7:30 p.m. recital in Pottle Auditorium will feature contemporary and classical Spanish music for solo guitar as well as new music from Australia and Louisiana-based composer Joshua Carver.
     On April 10 David Bryan will present a concert of solo guitar music, music for two guitars, and two guitars with voice, featuring guest performers Soprano Jessica Davis Bryan and Kerber. The program will feature music from South America and Spanish music from the Baroque to the 20th century Spanish composers Manuel de Falla and Joaquin Rodrigo. The concert will begin at 7:30 p.m. in Pottle Auditorium.
     The increasingly popular All Styles Night on the Circle will take place on April 15 at 7:30 p.m. at the outdoor Pottle Performance Circle, Kerber added. The concert will feature guitarists and musicians from the community, students, and non-music faculty performing jazz, classical, bluegrass, folk, pop, and original music in various combinations of guitars and other instruments. The event will move inside to Pottle Auditorium should inclement weather arise.
     "This event has become a fixture in the festival, offering something for everyone," added Kerber.
     The festival will close on April 24 with the Southeastern Guitar Ensemble. Featuring music from Latin America for guitar and violin, as well as for guitar trio and French music for guitar quartet, the concert is scheduled at 7:30 p.m. in Pottle Auditorium.
     "A fitting close to the festival, Latin Tangos for violin and guitar, a German writing French party music, and a Frenchman composing passionate, and Spanish gypsy-inspired music – the ultimate mixed bag," Kerber said.
     The full ensemble of 13 guitars will perform music from the German Baroque composer Telemann in the style of French "Burlesque" and selections from the Orchestral Suite from "Carmen" by French composer Georges Gizat.
     For more information, contact Kerber at 549-2886 or

1)Cain Budds2)David and Jessica Bryan3)Patrick Kerber


1) GUEST ARTIST - Cain Budds, assistant professor of guitar and music theory at Louisiana Tech University, will present a masterclass on March 27 for Southeastern guitarists at 2 p.m. in Pottle Auditorium, room 124. Budds will also present a solo recital that evening at 7:30 p.m. in Pottle Auditorium.

2) DYNAMIC DUO - On April 10 David Bryan will present a concert of solo guitar music, music for two guitars, and two guitars with voice, featuring guest performers Soprano Jessica Davis Bryan and Guitar Instructor Patrick Kerber.

3) GUITAR PERFORMER- Patrick Kerber will join David and Jessica Bryan in a concert on April 10, featuring music from South America and Spanish music from the Baroque to the 20th century Spanish composers Manuel de Falla and Joaquin Rodrigo.

Student Activity Center discounts for faculty and staff
Are you interested in becoming more fit but unsure of the first step? Recreational Sports wants to help you.
     In following with last Tuesday's Employee Wellness Health Fair, the Pennington Student Activity Center will conduct 1/2 price fitness assessments on March 22 and April 12. The fee for this discounted fitness assessment is $25 and includes a session with a personal trainer.
     Preregistration is required. Interested employees are encouraged to preregister as soon as possible due to limited time slots.
     "Fitness assessments are a great way for you to learn where you are health wise because they establish a baseline for you," said Megan Mast, assistant director of Health and Fitness, Recreational Sports and Wellness.
     Southeastern employees can preregister at the Membership Desk now through April 10. After Megan has reviewed your completed packet, she will contact you to make your appointment. You do not have to be a member of the Student Activity Center for this event.
     For more information, contact Megan Mast at ext. 5728 or

Southeastern Chamber Orchestra to perform March 28
The spring performance of Southeastern's Chamber Orchestra will feature the internationally acclaimed Kaleidos Duo, a pair of Balkan artists said to champion some of "the world's best-kept musical secrets."
     Scheduled Thursday, March 28, at 7:30 p.m. at the Columbia Theatre for the Performing Arts in downtown Hammond, the concert titled "Bernstein, Beethoven, and Bravos!" will also feature several solo performances by accomplished Southeastern student musicians, said conductor and Professor of Violin Yakov Voldman.
     Tickets are available for open seating through the Columbia box office, 220 East Thomas St., which is open 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. Monday through Friday and one hour before the performance. General admission tickets are $10, adults; $5 for senior citizens, Southeastern alumni, faculty and staff.  Southeastern students with student identification as well as children accompanied by an adult are admitted free. For more information on tickets, contact the Columbia box office at 985-543-4371.
     Kaleidos Duo, made up of violinist Miroslav Hristov and pianist Vladimir Valjarevic, will perform Double Concerto for Violin, Cembalo and string orchestra F Major by Austrian composer Franz Joseph Hayden.
     "It is a true privilege to present Vladimir Valjarevic and my former student Miroslav in a performance for our North Shore audiences," said Voldman. "They have made a name for themselves – as a duo and as solo performers – for their imaginative musical programs. This promises to be a truly inspiring performance."
     Miroslav has served on the faculty of the University of Nuevo Leion in Mexico and is currently a violin professor at the University of Tennesee School of Music. Valjarevic is on the piano faculty Mannes College in New York and at Rutgers University. Both have recorded on Centaur Records.
     Voldman said the concert will open with Max Bruch's Romanze Op. 85 featuring graduate student Iuliia Alyeksyeyeva of Kherson, Ukraine on the viola. Cello Concerto in C major by Austrian composer Franz Joseph Hayden will be performed with Se Ryung Chung on the cello. A native of South Korea, she is a sophomore studying cello at Southeastern under instructor Dan Cassin. In addition, Southeastern graduate Dana Hudson of Delhi, La., will perform solo on the flute in Johann Sebastian Bach's Orchestral Suite No. 2 in B minor.
     The concert will also include Leonard Bernstein's Candide Overture and Symphony No. 5 by Ludwig van Beethoven.
For more information on the concert, contact the Department of Fine and Performing Arts at 985-549-2184 or visit online at

1)Kaleidos-Duo2)Chamber soloists3)Cello soloist


1) The internationally acclaimed Kaleidos-Duo, featuring pianist Vladimir Valjarevic, left, and violinist Miroslav Hristov, will perform in the Southeastern's Chamber Orchestra concert at the Columbia Theatre for the Performing Arts in Hammond on March 28.

2) Iuliia Alyeksyeyeva of Kherson, Ukraine, left, will be a featured soloist on the viola, while  Southeastern graduate Dana Hudson will be a soloist on the flue in the upcoming Southeastern Chamber Orchestra concert scheduled March 28 at the Columbia Theatre in Hammond.

3) Se Ryung Chung of South Korea, a sophomore at Southeastern, will be a featured soloist on the cello at the university's Chamber Orchestra concert on March 28.

Compton named to Board of National Diabetes Organization
Terry ComptonTerry Compton, a diabetes educator on the faculty of Southeastern's School of Nursing, has been elected to the board of directors of the American Association of Diabetes Educators.
     The organization is a multi-disciplinary professional membership association dedicated to improving diabetes care through education. AADE has more than 13,000 professional members, including nurses, dietitians, pharmacists and others. She will serve a three-year term on the board.
     Compton, who has been a member of the Southeastern faculty since 2006, has served on the AADE's Professional Practice Committee. She is currently serving her second term on the Louisiana State Board of Examiners in Dietetics and Nutrition.
     "The AADE is focused on promoting healthy living through self-management of diabetes and its related conditions," she said. "About 26 million people in the United States are affected by diabetes, and this number is increasing significantly. Our members are dedicated to promoting greater recognition of the benefits of diabetes education and personal practices that can influence the course of this chronic disease."
     Compton is a certified diabetes educator and insulin pump trainer and currently serves as the education coordinator of the Southeast Louisiana Association of Diabetes Educators.
     A resident of Tickfaw, she holds an undergraduate degree in nursing from Mississippi College in Clinton and a master's degree from the University of Southern Mississippi in Hattiesburg.

Southeastern to host Camp Rec April 1-4
Southeastern's Department of Recreational Sports and Wellness is hosting the second annual "Camp Rec Spring Break," a four-day camp April 1-4.
     Created for children ages 5 to 12, the camp is an option for parents who have children out of school that week.
     Scheduled from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. each day, Camp Rec. will have a variety of activities planned throughout the week and will take place in the Pennington Student Activity Center, located at the corner of University Avenue and General Pershing Avenue. Amy Oberschmidt, assistant director of Guest Services, said activities include outdoor adventures, field day games, arts and crafts, health and fitness talks, relay races, a talent show, water fun, a quiz bowl and pizza day.
     "We are excited to once again offer Camp Rec to parents, and our only disappointment is our inability to staff two Camp Recs due to our students' busy school schedules prior to Southeastern's spring break" said Oberschmidt. "With its highly qualified professional and student staff, Southeastern's Recreational Sports and Wellness Department is able to provide a very structured camp experience that includes loads of fun and a healthy dose of wellness education."
     Oberschmidt said registration for Camp Rec. includes breakfast, lunch and snacks each day, and early camper drop-off and pick-up are provided at 7:30 a.m. and 5:30 p.m., respectively.
     Registration for the camp is $100, with a $10 discount for each additional sibling per family. To register or for more information, call 549-5591 or visit the membership desk at the Pennington Student Activity Center.

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Support Our Lions!
Wear Southeastern green and gold on Fridays. Send photos of your office staff and building supporting the lions, so the Hammond Chamber of Commerce can share your photo on Facebook. Photos can be submitted to

Call For Proposals - Study Abroad 2014.
The Office of International Initiatives is requesting faculty proposals for study abroad programs to be offered during 2014. The CFP document can be found on our website Please note the deadline for proposals is May 30, 2013.
     For more information, contact Dr. Kent Neuerburg at, or call the International Initiatives Office at 549-2135. Our students look forward to traveling and learning with you in 2014!

CRC&D makes donation to Southeastern's Turtle Cove
Turtle Cove DonationFrance Bartee, president of the Capital Resource Conservation and Development Council, presents a $1,000 check to Rob Moreau, director of Southeastern's Turtle Cove Environmental Research Station. The funds will be used to support the station's educational and community outreach programs designed to provide information on the natural, socio-economic and cultural impacts of wetland loss and pollution.
     The CRC&D covers 14 parishes in southeast Louisiana and promotes economic, environmental and conservation efforts in the region.

Camp Discovery: A Summer Camp for Academically Gifted/Advanced Students
Camp Discovery is offering an exciting enrichment program for high-ability students, Grades 1-6 (2012-2013 school year).
     The theme this year is "Systems in Our World." You might have heard of the circulatory system or the solar system, but did you know that there are systems everywhere? There are systems in writing and literature, math, art, science, social studies, and more. Look at our world through the lens of a scientist, an artist, a writer, and more. We will do fun projects and activities that help us learn about systems. Come explore our world with us!
     The camp runs from June 10 - 27, Mondays through Thursdays, 8:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. at the Southeastern Laboratory School.  Cost is $175. If registering multiple children from the same household the cost is $160 per child. Registration deadline is May 13 with a first-come, first-served policy.
     Contact Susan Zimlich at for additional information and an application.

Visual Arts presents Juried Student Exhibition
WingsSoutheastern senior art student Zach Slough poses in front of his sculpture "Take Flight," which is on display in the university's Contemporary Art Gallery in East Stadium.
     Constructed of aluminum and sycamore, the sculpture is part of the Visual Arts Juried Student Exhibition, which runs through April 11. Hours are Monday through Thursday, 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. with extended hours until 8 p.m. on Wednesdays. For more information, call the Gallery at 549-5080.

Resident Assistants attend Louisiana ERA Workshop
Eighteen Southeastern resident assistants attended the Louisiana ERA Workshop (Equipping Resident Assistants) at Tall Timbers Retreat Center in Forrest Hill, La., last weekend.
     Southeastern's resident assistants won the roll call competition and placed third in the overall spirit competition. Blake Thomas, a third year resident assistant and senior marketing major, was named Louisiana Male RA of the Year. A member of the University Housing area coordinator staff, Bevann McCartey, was the conference coordinator for the second year in a row.
     Six RAs from Southeastern also facilitated educational programs for the conference: Blake Thomas and Kevin Lejeune "You Can't Sit with Us," Krista Achor and Deavan Armand "Programs with a Twist," and Haley Burke and Anna Kate Haman "Juggling Tasks is F.U.N."
     Ten Louisiana institutions participated in the workshop and included Southeastern, LSU, Grambling, Xavier, Loyola, University of Louisiana Lafayette, Tulane, Northwestern, LSU - Alexandria, University of Louisiana Monroe.
Extended Studies news

Star Child: Astrology and Parenthood
Mondays, April 8 –15, 6 to 8 p.m., cost $45

How Money Works: Preparing a Personal Budget on a Teacher's Salary
Tuesday, April 9, 4 to 5 p.m., no cost

Utilizing the Stockmarket Game
Tuesday, April 9, 5 to 6 p.m., no cost

SHRM Essentials of HR Management
Wednesdays, April 10 – May 8, 6 to 9 p.m., cost $499

Astrology Unveiled
Thursdays, April 11 – May 2, 6 to 8 p.m., cost $80

Microsoft Word- Introduction
Monday, April 15 and 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


How to Write a Novel
Tuesdays, April 9 – May 7, 7 to 8:15 p.m., cost $150

Introduction to Stained Glass
Wednesdays, April 10 – April 24, 6 to 9 p.m., cost $150

Adobe Photoshop for Photography
Wednesdays, April 10 – April 17, 6 to 9 p.m., cost $150

Project Management Professional
Monday - Friday, April 22 – April 26, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., cost $195


How Money Works: Saving & Investing Basics
Tuesday, March 26, 5:30 to 6:30 p.m., cost $20

How Money Works: Saving & Investing 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


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

Southeastern in the news
Action News
New business offers the magic of princesses

Hammond Westside Magnet School partners with SLU for literacy

Hammond Daily Star
Thousands attend Southeastern's Rock 'n Roar

Monroe News Star
Four universities earn national honor

NO Times Picayune
Delgado Community College to close Covington campus next year

This Week in Athletics
The Southeastern baseball, softball and tennis teams will host Southland ConferenBIce contests, while the golf and track teams will also be in action during this week in the Southeastern Athletics.
     The Lion baseball team (18-7, 3-0 Southland) is riding high into the week after opening league action with a three-game sweep at Northwestern State. On Tuesday, Southeastern hosts Louisiana-Lafayette at 6 p.m. On Thursday, Southeastern will open a three-game series with Nicholls State with a 6 p.m. game at Alumni Field. The two teams then move to Thibodaux on Friday for a 6:30 p.m. contest before returning to Hammond for Saturday's 2 p.m. series finale.
     The softball team (18-10, 5-4 Southland) opens the week with a 6 p.m. road contest at No. 13 LSU on Tuesday in Baton Rouge. Southeastern then returns home to host Texas A&M-Corpus Christi for a three-game series at North Oak Park. The series opens with a 4 p.m. doubleheader on Friday and closes with a 12 p.m. contest on Saturday.
     Southeastern Athletics will offer several promotions in conjunction with this week's baseball and softball action. At Tuesday's baseball game, Southeastern students will enjoy free food while it lasts. At both baseball and softball contests on Saturday, Bingo at the Ballpark will be played and 20 fans at each venue will win a prize courtesy of Southeastern Athletics.
     The tennis team (14-1, 4-0 Southland) will look to maintain its top spot in the Southland Conference standings. On Friday, the Lions host Texas A&M-Corpus Christi at 11 a.m. before Sam Houston State comes to town on Saturday at 11 a.m.
     Fresh off a record-breaking winning performance at the Carter Plantation Intercollegiate, the men's golf team will return to the course this week. The Lions will compete in the UALR First Tee Intercollegiate on Monday and Tuesday in Little Rock, Ark.
     The Southeastern men's and women's track and field team will compete in one of the nation's most prestigious meets this week. Members of the Lions and Lady Lions will be in Austin, Texas to compete in the Texas Relays, which run Wednesday through Saturday.
     All of this week's baseball action will be broadcast live in the Hammond area on KSLU-FM (90.9) and at LionVision subscribers will be able to enjoy a live video feed of all of this week's baseball games, as well as the softball team's games on Friday and Saturday.

Monday, March 25
Men's Golf, at UALR First Tee Intercollegiate, Little Rock, Ark., All Day

Tuesday, March 26
Baseball, vs. Louisiana-Lafayette, Alumni Field, 6 p.m. (KSLU) (LionVision)
   - Dinner in the Park (Free food for students) as available
Softball, at LSU, Baton Rouge, 6 p.m.
Men's Golf, at UALR First Tee Intercollegiate, Little Rock, Ark., All Day

Wednesday, March 27
Men's and Women's Track and Field, at Texas Relays, Austin, Texas, All Day

Thursday, March 28
Baseball, vs. Nicholls State, Alumni Field, 6 p.m. (KSLU) (LionVision)*
Men's and Women's Track and Field, at Texas Relays, Austin, Texas, All Day

Friday, March 29
Baseball, vs. Nicholls State, Thibodaux, 6:30 p.m. (KSLU) (LionVision)*
Softball, vs. Texas A&M-Corpus Christi (DH), North Oak Park, 4 p.m. (LionVision)*
Tennis, vs. Texas A&M-Corpus Christi, Southeastern Tennis Complex, 11 a.m.*
Men's and Women's Track and Field, at Texas Relays, Austin, Texas, All Day

Saturday, March 30
Baseball, vs. Nicholls State, Alumni Field, 6 p.m. (KSLU) (LionVision)*
   - Bingo at the Ballpark
Softball, vs. Texas A&M-Corpus Christi, North Oak Park, 12 p.m. (LionVision)*
   - Bingo at the Ballpark
Tennis, vs. Sam Houston State, Southeastern Tennis Complex, 11 a.m.*
Men's and Women's Track and Field, at Texas Relays, Austin, Texas, All Day


Southeastern home events in bold
* - Southland Conference contest

Professional activities
Kathleen Campbell (Educational Leadership and Technology) presented "What Aspiring School Leaders Want to Know about Becoming a Principal" at the Louisiana Education Research Association in Lafayette March 7 – 8. The paper was co-authored by Ashley Walker, principal of Westside Middle School in Amite.
     Dr. Denelle Cowart (English) was co-leader of a panel discussion during the Jane Austen Literary Festival in Mandeville, La.  The panel was titled "Reconsidering Pride and Prejudice" and took place at the North Star Theatre in Mandeville on Saturday, March 9.
     The following Southeastern librarians presented at the Louisiana Library Association Annual Conference March 6-8 in Baton Rouge: Chad Pearson: "Reconceiving Relevance in an Information-Saturated Age;" Dayne Sherman: "From Alan Lomax to Charlie Rose: Getting to the Heart of the Matter through Interviews;" Beth Stahr and Ladonna Guillot: "Promoting Lifelong Learning through Community Partnerships and Grants;" Paul Kelsey: "Launch Pad: Where Young Authors, Illustrators Take Off!" and "An Introduction to Patron Driven Acquisitions;" Stephen Sanders: "Library Services to Veterans and Their Families;" Herbert McGuin: "Promoting Health and Wellness among Library Employees;" and Lori Smith: "Census Statistics: Finding Facts in the American FactFinder and Beyond."
     Pierre Titard, James DeFranceschi, and Eric Knight (Accounting and Finance) published an article, "The Effect of Timing on Student Satisfaction Surveys," in the Fall 2012 issue of the Journal of Business and Accounting.
     Thomas O. Meyer (Accounting and Finance) presented a paper entitled "Ethics Index, Ethical Performance, Financial Performance and the Quality of Financial Performance" at the Academy of Business Research Spring 2013 conference in New Orleans, on Friday, March 15.
     Dr. Joan Faust (English) recently attended the annual South-Central Renaissance Conference in Omaha, NE, where she represented the Andrew Marvell Society on the SCRC Executive Board. She delivered a conference paper as part of a panel on Marvell's poem, "Bermudas," and was elected Secretary-Treasurer of the South-Central Renaissance Conference.
     William B. Robison (History and Political Science) and Jerry Purvis Sanson of LSU-Alexandria showed a rough cut of their forthcoming film, Louisiana During World War II, on March 23 at the Louisiana Historical Association's annual meeting. The one-hour film was written by Sanson; directed, edited, and narrated by Robison; includes interviews by  History and Political Science faculty members    Edith Ambrose, Charles Elliott, Keith Finley, Samuel Hyde, Michael Kurtz, Harry Laver, Howard Nichols, Peter Petrakis, and Randy Sanders, which were shot by Jamie Bass and Steve Zaffuto in the Southeastern Channel's studio, use of which was facilitated by Rick Settoon; and features sound design by Tucker Robison of Robison Productions in Baton Rouge. It is funded in part by a Teaching American History Grant that the U.S. Department of Education awarded to the Tangipahoa Parish School District in partnership with Southeastern and for which Ann Trappey served as Project Director. History teachers who participated in that project will receive a copy of the film prior to the 2013-14 school year free of charge, and additional copies will be available by October 2013 for the price of shipping and handling.

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