ByLion--May 13


Summer schedule begins Sunday

North Shore Focus May 14

Alumni hosts study hall today

Robison, Parrill book published

Late Night Breakfast May 14

Senior Salute May 15

Vehicle registration now online

Tangi Shrimp Boil May 17

Southeastern in the news

This Week in Athletics

Professional activities


Summer work schedule begins Sunday, May 19
Effective May 19, the university will begin a four-day workweek with 10-hour days. The officially recognized work schedule for employees of the university will be from 7 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday with a 30-minute lunch break. The university will resume the four and a half workweek on August 11.
     The university will observe Memorial Day on Monday, May 27, as a Presidential Closure day. The university will also be closed on Thursday, July 4, in observance of Independence Day, which is a designated holiday with pay.
     It is recognized that work schedules within offices/work units may need to be varied from the officially recognized schedule in order to provide coverage due to special circumstances. The university has a Flexible Work Hours Policy to facilitate such requests. The policy can be located on the Human Resources website.
     Time reports for classified employees are to reflect actual hours worked during the workweek. In the event an employee is required to work in excess of their officially recognized schedule, a request for approved overtime/k-time must be processed in advance through regular channels.
     It is recognized that during this period there may be problems that arise which are not specifically addressed here. Please feel free to contact Sam Domiano at extension 2282 or Ms. Nettie Burchfield at extension 2088 as the need arises.

North Shore Focus scheduled May 14 at Capitol
North Shore Focus, a regionally-hosted gathering with state legislators, will be held at the Louisiana Capitol Tuesday, May 14, from 9 to 4 p.m.
     This year's schedule includes informal briefings and updates from elected officials and legislators on healthcare, higher education, transportation and parish priorities from 9 to 11 a.m. in the Clairborne Building Marbois Room. A mix and mingle follows at noon until 3 p.m. at the Capitol Rotunda. Barry Erwin of CABL (Council for a Better Louisiana) will cap off the day with his presentation of "Political Theater 101: Grand Drama at the Capitol" at 3 p.m. in the Capitol Senate Committee Room C.
     This is the 10-year anniversary for the collaborative advocacy event, designed to provide area business leaders with an opportunity to visit with legislators from across the state and present the North Shore region's legislative priorities, said Erin Cowser, Southeastern executive director of public and governmental affairs and Hammond Chamber of Commerce executive committee member. There is no cost to attend the event.
     "Legislators tell us it makes their jobs that much easier when they're presented with collective plans and priorities," she said. "While each parish may have its specific needs and wants, collectively as a region, what's good for Tangipahoa is good for Livingston, what's good for Washington is good for St. Tammany, and vice versa."
     As a true reflection of the state's fastest growing region, Cowser said the event's list of co-hosts continues to grow with representation of a fifth parish included this year. Co-hosts include the Livingston Economic Development Council, Livingston Chamber of Commerce, Livingston Parish Convention and Visitors Bureau, and St. Helena Parish Economic Development.
     From St. Tammany Parish are the East St. Tammany Chamber of Commerce, St. Tammany Economic Development Foundation, St. Tammany Parish Tourist and Convention Commission, and St. Tammany West Chamber of Commerce.
     Representing Tangipahoa Parish are the Amite Chamber of Commerce, Hammond Chamber of Commerce, Hammond Area Economic and Industrial Development District, Ponchatoula Chamber of Commerce, Southeast Louisiana Business Center, Tangipahoa Economic Development Foundation and the Tangipahoa Parish Convention and Visitors Bureau.
     Washington Parish co-hosts include the Franklinton Chamber of Commerce and Washington Economic Development Foundation.
Northshore Technical Community College Alumni and the Southeastern Louisiana University Alumni Association, as well as the Northshore Legislative Alliance, are also regional partners.
     Chamber members and representatives of the business community are encouraged to attend. For more information, contact the individual chamber offices or the Southeastern Alumni Association at 549-2150.

Alumni to host Study Hall today

The Southeastern Alumni will host a study hall open to all Southeastern students on today, May 13, at the Alumni Center from 8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m. Snacks will be provided.
     Please help spread the word among our students.

Southeastern's Robison, Parrill author book on Tudors

William RobisonWilliam Robison, head of Southeastern's History and Political Science Department and Sue Parrill, professor emeritus and former head of Southeastern's English Department, have co-authored a book about the Tudors, published by McFarland Publishing.
     "The Tudors on Film and Television is a comprehensive filmography and historical analysis of films about the Tudor era that provides basic information about production, plots, and provenance for every item included, as well as an assessment of the aesthetic qualities, historicity, cultural significance, and potential usefulness in the classroom of each," Robison said.
     With its mix of family drama, sex and violence, Britain's Tudor dynasty (1485-1603) has long excited the interest of filmmakers and moviegoers, Robison said. From royal biographies to period pieces to modern movies with flashbacks or time travel, the book reveals how these films both convey the attitudes of Tudor times and reflects the era in which they were made.
     "To the extent that information is available, we discuss all films – fiction or non-fiction – that deal with the Tudors and their times: feature films, made-for-television films, mini-series, animated films, and shorts. This includes serious treatments of history as well as historical spoofs; adaptations of novels and plays; children's educational programs, as well as pure children's entertainment; foreign films and television programs; operas; episodes of situation comedies; and even science fiction."
     The $75 book is available through all major online booksellers and will eventually be available in bookstores as well.

Late Night Breakfast to be held Tuesday evening

Campus Dining will be providing a Late Night Breakfast on Tuesday, May 14, from 9 to 11 p.m. in Cayman Cafe. This is always a well-attended event and a great way to wish our students well on their final exams.
     If you are interested in participating as a volunteer server for Late Night Breakfast, please let us know if you are interested in the early shift (9-10), the late shift (10-11), or both shifts (9-11) by contacting Robin Parker at or at extension 2067.
     We hope you'll be able to join us on May 14 for this event!

'Senior Salute' honors Class of Spring '13 May 15

The Southeastern Alumni Association will sponsor its annual send-off for graduating seniors, Senior Salute, from 5-6:30 p.m., Wednesday, May 15, in the Student Union Ballroom.
     Graduating seniors attending the event will receive free "mini diplomas" and food and will take group pictures with President John L. Crain.
     "Senior Salute will serve as both a party and the first alumni meeting all rolled into one for Southeastern graduating seniors," said Alumni Director Kathy Pittman. "We will have delicious food, door prizes, networking opportunities, and more. One lucky graduate will win a 32-inch television. This year we have added a photo booth with Southeastern memorabilia so that graduates can capture those special moments of the evening with their friends."
     Admission is free to the students of the Class of Spring '13 who show their Southeastern identity card.
     For additional information, contact the Alumni Center at 549-2150.

Vehicle registration goes online for Southeastern students
Southeastern students can now register their vehicle information online rather than having to register in person in order to purchase parking permits.
     That's well received information for most students.
     "I am glad to see vehicle registration moving to an online process," said sophomore Victoria McCarson of LaPlace. "This will make the process much faster and easier than having to wait in a line and physically out a form."
     According to the Parking Department, students will need to complete the vehicle registration online prior to being issued a vehicle permit. This should be done prior to setting foot on campus for registration purposes.
     To register online, students should log onto their Leonet account, go to self-serve and select vehicle registration. Select the appropriate term from the list, then select the type of vehicle and insert the requested information. After submission, this will add the parking fee onto students' Leonet account.
     The Parking Department will issue permits in the fall semester at the University Center until after the second day classes begin and then move to the Parking Office, located in Pride Hall. During the spring and summer semesters, permits will be issued at the Parking Office only.
     Students who need to register an additional vehicle, request a replacement decal or make a change, should review the parking rules and regulations at the University Police Department web page at or call the Parking Office during business hours at 549-5695.

Alumni Association Tangi Chapter hosts shrimp boil on May 17
The Tangi Chapter of the Southeastern Alumni Association is inviting alumni and friends to a shrimp boil on May 17.
     Back by popular demand, it will be held at the Alumni Center and return to its original day of Friday. The event will take place from 5 to 7 p.m. Soft drinks will be provided, as well as corn, potatoes, hamburgers and desserts.
     “We invite everyone to end the week with good food, good company and fun” said Alumni Director Kathy Pittman. “We have timed it so you can leave work, enjoy the shrimp and still have time to relax and get ready for the rest of the weekend.”
     The cost is $12 per person in advance or $15 at the door. Advance registration is preferred. Free hamburgers will be provided for children under 12.
     Participants may prepay and register online at or call 549-2150.

Southeastern in the news
Action News
LSBDC hosts social media planning class

Incubator business prepares to leave the nest

SLU is dying a slow death (commentary)

Sherman: It;s karma, Bobby (Opinion)

Amite Tangi Digest
North Shore focus brings the story to Baton Rouge

SLU Phi Kappa Phi awards

Senior Salute to 2013 grads May 15 with party, pictures

Tangi Chapter Shrimp Boil May 17 at Alumni Center

Southeastern students can get parking permits online instead of waiting in line.

BR Advocate
Southeastern fraternity among top 10
Eight students recognized for work on yearbook

Senior Salute Spring held at Southeastern

Science Act challenge not very effective

Hammond Daily Star
Provost enlists help of deans in academic review process

NO Times Picayune
Legislators to discuss north shore priorities at meeting in Baton Rouge

Fisher high school students already have college credit

This Week in Athletics
The Southeastern men's golf team will compete in the NCAA Baton Rouge Regional, while the baseball team will close out the regular season during this week in Southeastern Athletics.
     Southeastern head coach Tim Baldwin's squad will make their fourth straight trip to the NCAA Regionals. Action begins in the 54-hole tournament on Thursday at 8 a.m. Second-round action begins at 8 a.m. on Friday before the 13-team field will play the final round on Saturday at 7:30 a.m. The lowest five team scores, plus the low individual not on those teams will advance to the NCAA Championships that will be played May 28-June 2 at the Capital City Club, Crabapple Course in Atlanta, Ga.
     Southeastern, which claimed its fourth overall Southland Conference title, will be the No. 12 seed and will be part of a rugged field that features 2012 national runner-up Alabama, Florida, host LSU, Mississippi State and Conference USA champion Houston. Also included in the field are Northwestern, Tennessee, South Alabama, Big South champion Coastal Carolina, UAB, Missouri Valley champion Wichita State and future Southland Conference school Houston Baptist. Live scoring will be available at
     The Lion baseball team (31-21, 14-10 Southland) will close out the regular season this week and look to improve its seed for next week's Southland Conference Tournament. Southeastern will be in Lake Charles for a three-game series at league foe McNeese State, which opens with a 6:30 p.m. contest on Thursday. The series continues on Friday at 3 p.m. and concludes with a 1 p.m. game on Saturday. All of the action will be broadcast live in the Hammond area on KSLU-FM (90.9) and at

Thursday, May 16
Men's Golf, at NCAA Regional, Baton Rouge, 8 a.m.
Baseball, at McNeese State, Lake Charles, 6:30 p.m. (KSLU)*

Friday, May 17
Men's Golf, at NCAA Regional, Baton Rouge, 8 a.m.
Baseball, at McNeese State, Lake Charles, 3 p.m. (KSLU)*

Saturday, May 18
Men's Golf, at NCAA Regional, Baton Rouge, 8 a.m.
Baseball, at McNeese State, Lake Charles, 1 p.m. (KSLU)*

* - Southland Conference contest

Professional activities
Mary Lou Strong (Library) and Dr. Stephen A. Sanders (Library) presented "I Saw the Light: Using a Survey of Freshman English Instructors to 'Illuminate' the Way to a Better Information Literacy Course" at the LOEX Annual Conference in Nashville on May 3. LOEX is an educational clearinghouse for library instruction and information literacy information.


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