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Southeastern to launch accelerated information technology degree
Looking to meet a growing area demand for computer science and information technology professionals, Southeastern is launching its Accelerated Computing Engagement (ACE) program that enables qualified students to graduate within three years with a bachelor of science in information technology, university officials announced last week.
The program will require formal internship coursework, ensuring students complete degree requirements with close industry ties and real-world experience, said Sebastian van Delden, head of the Department of Computer Science and Industrial Technology.
"The internship is an essential part of the curriculum," van Delden added. "From our conversations with employers, we know they are looking for personnel who are ready to hit the ground running. The ACE program provides students with the kind of hands-on, practical experience that makes them ready for the workforce."
Currently, 12 area information technology, software development and other computer-related firms have signed on with the university to serve as internship sites for students in the ACE program.
"Southeastern's ACE program is a perfect marriage between an aggressive curriculum and the IT (information technology) overachiever," said Calvin Fabre, chief executive officer at Envōc, a software development firm located in Baton Rouge and Hammond that already hires Southeastern student workers and plans to participate in the internship program. "Technological immersion is both the plan and the reward of the program, with the outcome being a skilled craftsman ready to change the lives of others."
"With the ACE program, Southeastern is demonstrating proactive leadership by responding to industry needs," said John Burris, assistant professor. "Increasingly, high tech firms are growing in south Louisiana. Our primary focus is to produce graduates who can enter a rewarding career with an undergraduate degree and be productive from day one. The internship experience – along with a well-balanced curriculum and a committed, mentoring faculty body – are all key components to this ideal educational model."
Van Delden said the new accelerated version of this ABET accredited program will enroll its first cohort of students in the fall 2014 semester. The program is intended for high achieving students who will follow a strict schedule of classes each semester. Students admitted must have a minimum ACT composite score of 24 and two letters of recommendation from teachers or others who can verify the work ethic required to participate. They will be eligible to participate in priority scheduling and will be advised by a specially assigned faculty program coordinator.
"The information technology program is intense, with a heavy focus on software engineering and algorithm development and requiring at least 19 programming-intensive computer science courses, or nearly half of the curriculum," added Computer Science Professor Ghassan Alkadi, who is serving as program coordinator. "Students will graduate with strong theoretical content as well as the hands-on skills necessary to succeed in this environment."
Firms that have agreed to provide internship opportunities for students in the ACE program include: 5Stones Media, The JBM Group and the Southeastern Office of Technology in Hammond; Ameritas Technologies, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Louisiana, Amedysis, and Envoc in Baton Rouge; Allpax of Covington; York Risk Services Group of Mandeville; eMerge of Slidell; GE Capital of New Orleans; Geocent of Metairie; InfiniEDGE of Prairieville; and PrimTek of Denham Springs.
For more information on ACE, call the Southeastern Department of Computer Science and Industrial Technology at 549-2189 or email Sebastian van Delden at email@example.com.
ACCELERATED PROGRAM TO BE LAUNCHED – Sebastian van Delden, right, head of the Southeastern Department of Computer Science and Industrial Technology, reviews a problem with computer science major Ranjan Poudel. Southeastern announced the launch of its Accelerated Computing Engagement program, which enables qualified students to graduate within three years. ACE, which emphasizes formal internships with area companies, is designed to help fill workforce needs in the information technology field.
Albertson's to host Southeastern tailgate kickoff event Oct. 4
To get tailgaters ready for Southeastern's first Saturday home game of the season, Albertson's is hosting a Lion Tailgating Kickoff event on Friday, Oct. 4, at 5 p.m. The event is set the evening before the Lions take on Incarnate Word on Oct. 5 at 7 p.m. in Strawberry Stadium.
"Come out to Albertson's and get your tailgating grub and gear for Saturday's home game," said Albertson's Manager Kevin Brunelle. "Come out and support our home team!"
With presentations by Lion Head Football Coach Ron Roberts, student-athletes, the Spirit of the Southland Band, Roomie, cheerleaders and Lionettes, the event will also feature the Southeastern Spirit Wheel. All attendees will be invited to spin the wheel for prizes and giveaways.
Also, Albertson's will provide free hamburgers, hotdogs, chips and drinks to students who show their Southeastern IDs.
Throughout the football season, Albertson's is offering a 10 percent discount on groceries on Southeastern football game days to customers who wear Southeastern apparel when shopping. This applies to both home and away game days. As an added bonus, Brunelle stated that all Southeastern apparel and goods in the store will be 50 percent off during the Tailgating Kickoff.
For tickets to the Southeastern vs. Incarnate Word football game, call 549-LION.
Southeastern's Science on Tap lecture to feature tales of a fish biologist
"Tales of a Traveling Fish Biologist" will be the theme of Southeastern's next Science on Tap seminar scheduled Tuesday, Oct. 1.
The informal presentation by Southeastern Biology Professor Kyle Piller will be held at 7 p.m. at Tope lá Catering, 113 East Thomas St., Hammond. Doors open at 6:30 p.m., and the presentation is free and open to all ages.
"My focus will be on the general theme of biodiversity," Piller said. "What do we know about biodiversity? Why is it important?"
He said the seminar will also highlight his decade long research program on fish diversity in Mexico and will include photos of the fish he studies and has collected and the variety of habitats of central Mexico.
Sponsored by the Department of Biological Sciences, the Science on Tap series will feature presentations throughout the fall and spring semesters. Programs planned for later this year include:
Nov. 5, "The Conservation of Sea Turtles: Why Are They Cool and Important?" by Roldan Valverde, associate professor and current president of the International Sea Turtle Society; and
Dec. 3, "Why Does a Tadpole Change into a Frog?" by Chris Beachy, head of the Department of Biological Sciences.
For more information, contact the Department of Biological Sciences at 549-3740.
Quicker financial aid refund option available to Southeastern students
Southeastern students receiving financial aid refunds now have the option of getting those funds quickly through an easy-to-use debit card program.
The new program is designed provide better services for the university's students, allowing them faster access to refunds they are due, university officials said.
Through an arrangement with Higher One, a higher education refund management system, the My Lion Card Program will also save time and money for the university's administrative staff. The account can also be used for general banking purposes, such as online bill payment, deposits and purchases.
University Controller Nettie Burchfield said in the past students had to wait while refunds were processed and sent to students by check or direct deposit.
"The switch to Higher One's services gives students more choices and quicker access to their money," Burchfield said. "The company also offers a variety of accounts designed just for college students."
She said students will still be able to set up a direct deposit to their personal bank account or receive refunds by check if that is their preference.
"The My Lion Card Program through Higher One makes their funds immediately available since it eliminates the processing time," she explained. "It also saves the university time and money that would be used processing checks."
Burchfield said the cards were mailed Friday (Sept. 27) to students. After receiving the card, students can activate their accounts immediately by registering through mylioncard.com and indicating how they want to receive any refunds from the university.
There are no service charges to students using the card for general banking purposes. Southeastern will maintain Higher One ATM machines in the library and the Financial Aid building on north campus. An additional ATM machine will be placed in the Student Union once the new addition is completed.
The Higher One system allows students to scan and deposit outside checks to their account through the Higher One mobile app. Burchfield said students can also mail forms and make deposits to their account by using a mail receptacle in the Controller's Office at no charge. The mail will be picked up every weekday and mailed overnight to Higher One.
"Higher One has an excellent customer service reputation and record with other institutions that use them, and this was a major factor in our selection of their services," Burchfield said. "The company was started by three college students who believed they could develop a better way to help students receive and manage money."
Founded in 2000, Higher One serves 1,600 colleges and universities throughout the nation with 13 million students using the Higher One card.
Questions about using the card should be directed to Assistant Controller Charles Cambre at 549-2068 or by email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Southeastern cable access channel will profile a pair of cultural pillars in St.
Tammany Parish in the latest episode of the travel show, "Northshore Gems."
The Abita Springs Opry and the St. Tammany Art Association are featured in the series' latest installment, which debuts at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 2, on the Southestern Channel. The Channel runs on Charter Cable 18 in St. Tammany, Tangipahoa and Livingston parishes and Channel 17 in Washington Parish.
The show will continue to air on Saturday, Monday and Wednesday nights throughout the month of October.
"The Abita Opry and St. Tammany Art Association have long been cultural favorites of both locals and tourists in our region," said General Manager Rick Settoon. "We think our viewing audience will enjoy this special behind-the-scenes look at their productions and events."
The Abita Town Hall is the scene where host Rob Moreau, Southeastern biology professor and director of the Turtle Cove Environmental Research Station, takes his family to a night at the Abita Opry.
Moreau interviews Abita Opry founder and President Bryan Gowland, a former mayor of Abita Springs. Gowland explains how the Opry evolved over the years from the Piney Woods Opry, an exclusively bluegrass event.
The Opry now consists of a series of music concerts held six times a year with the mission of preserving and presenting Louisiana "roots" music played primarily acoustically in its original form. Its current thrust is old-time country, bluegrass and traditional southern gospel music. Native Louisiana Cajun, Zydeco, Irish, Dixieland jazz, blues and other forms of music are also featured.
In the segment, Moreau and his family enjoy the traditional "front porch warm up music" outside the town hall prior to the main event held inside. Moreau samples hot dogs, gumbo and bread pudding -- popular staples of the Opry -- while waiting for the musicians to begin.
Along with the several hundred in attendance, Moreau and family enjoy the sounds of main event bands like the Petty Bones, Creole Man, Pot Luck Cajun Band and Wasted Lives.
Finally, the host joins the night's musicians in an after-hours jam session at the Abita Brew Pub down the street from the Town Hall.
Also in the episode, Moreau treks to downtown Covington to visit the St. Tammany Art Association, founded in 1958 by a small group of civic-minded individuals dedicated to bringing art to western St. Tammany Parish. Today the association is an organization with over 800 members and serves as a catalyst for the arts, meeting the needs of emerging and established artists and providing arts education and exhibitions for the community.
"Northshore Gems" spotlights the annual "Spring for Art" event in downtown Covington, featuring artists, dancers, singers, painters and cooks. The program also focuses on the Art House on North Columbia Street, site of art gallery exhibitions, art studios and art classes.
Moreau talks to a number of local artists, along with art instructor Louise Johnson, an art education instructor at Southeastern, and Cindy Pulling, Art House coordinator and a Southeastern fine arts graduate.
Show footage reveals art classes for adults and children in mixed media, painting, drawing and ceramics.
Moreau also interviews Covington mayor Mike Cooper, who points out the association's importance in offering the arts and art events in downtown Covington contributing to the city's overall quality of life.
The Southeastern Channel has won over 200 regional, national and international awards in its 10-year existence, including nine Emmys and 34 Emmy nominations. The channel is viewed by a North Shore audience of 250,000 on Charter Cable and in 47 countries and 46 U.S. states via its live 24-7 webcast and video on demand at www.southeastern.edu/tv.
Octubafest scheduled as part of Southeastern's Fanfare
Southeastern's Department of Fine and Performing Arts will present a new free concert series called "Octuba-Fest" as part of Fanfare, the annual fall celebration of the arts, humanities and social sciences.
Lecturer of tuba and euphonium, Brian Gallion said the series of concerts features the tuba and the euphonium and will all be held in Pottle Building Auditorium.
"Octuba-Fest was created in 1974 by a tuba player named Harvey Phillips in honor of his tuba teacher Bill Bell," Gallion said. "The purpose of the events is to give positive exposure to these often neglected and overlooked instruments and players."
Octuba-Fest kicks off Oct. 8 with a pair of recitals. Featuring guest artist Masahito Kuroda, a euphonium recital is scheduled for 6 p.m., while a 7:30 p.m. tuba recital features Gallion.
The remaining Octuba-Fest schedule is as follows:
Oct. 10, a tuba/euphonium studio recital featuring Stephan August and Neil Bourgeois on euphonium, and Logan Chaplain, Remi Vedros, Miles Lyons and Matt Jays on tuba, 6 p.m.
Oct. 15, a junior tuba recital featuring Corey Bostic, 6 p.m.; and a tuba/euphonium studio ensemble recital featuring Justin Bihm, Jimmy Scheidell, August, and Bourgeois on euphonium, and Chaplain, Vedros, Lyons, Jays and Bostic on tuba 7:30 p.m.
For more information, contact the Department of Fine and Performing Arts at 549-2184.
Southeastern Theatre to present 'A Doll's House'
Southeastern will launch its fall theatre season with a four-night performance of Henrik Ibsen's classic play, "A Doll's House," considered one of the world's most often performed plays.
Presented by Southeastern Theatre as part of Fanfare, the university's fall celebration of the arts, humanities and social sciences, the production will run in Vonnie Borden Theatre Oct. 15-18.
All performances are at 7:30 p.m. General admission tickets are $10; $5 for Southeastern faculty and staff, seniors, and non-Southeastern students; and Southeastern students are admitted free with ID. Tickets are available at the Vonnie Borden box office in D Vickers Hall, 985-549-2115.
Directed by Theatre Instructor Chad Winters, "A Doll's House" premiered in Denmark in 1879 and proved to be scandalous among its first audiences. The play tells the story of the protagonist Nora, who leaves her apparently comfortable life with her husband and children when a secret from her past is revealed. Nora comes to believe she is in a loveless marriage and seeks to discover herself.
"The themes in the play are still relevant to a modern audience."explained Winters. "And while the setting is in the Victorian Era, we don't let that shackle us. It was a time of good etiquette and being proper in social settings, but the audience gets to peak behind closed doors and see how they really behaved at home."
The main character of Nora is played by Olivia Matte of Abita Springs, while the male lead – Nora's husband Torvald – is played by M.J. Ricks of Lacombe.
The cast and their roles also includes Jaimee Rome (Mrs Linde) and Regan Deslonde (Emmy) of Covington, Chris Dalton of Prairieville (Krogstad), Kyle French (Dr. Rank) and Ian Hoover (Bob) of Hammond, Kayla Hill of Walker (Anne-Marie), Shelbi Berthelot of Luling (Helene), and Jojo Atwell of Watson (Ivan).
The set was designed by student Matt Green of Mandeville. Lighting design is by Steve Schepker, costumes are by Mignon Chervet, both members of the university faculty.
For more information, contact the Department of Fine and Performing Arts at 549-2184.
REHEARSING 'A DOLL'S HOUSE' – Kayla Hill of Walker, left, and Olivia Matte of Abita Springs rehearse a scene from Henrik Ibsen's classic play "A Doll's House," a performance scheduled at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 15-18 at Southeastern Louisiana University's Vonnie Borden Theatre. The play is part of Fanfare, Southeastern's annual fall festival of the arts, humanities and social sciences. For ticket information call 549-2115.
Southeastern chemistry program to gain new spectrometer through National Science
The Southeastern chemistry program will add a new nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) spectrometer to its equipment arsenal, thanks to a $274,000 grant from the National Science Foundation.
The unit is arguably the most powerful and important piece of equipment used to determine the structure of molecules, explained Debra Dolliver, associate professor of chemistry. She and Jean Fotie, assistant professor of chemistry, were the primary applicants for the device, in collaboration with chemists Bill Parkinson, Zhengrong Li and Thomas Sommerfeld and physicist David Norwood.
"Essentially, this is an MRI for molecules," said Dolliver. "A molecule is placed in a large magnetic field, allowing the scientist to interpret signals from the molecule when it is subjected to relatively low energy electromagnetic waves. From these signals, we can detect a surprising amount of information about the types of bonds and the order of connections between atoms."
The new NMR will replace one that had been donated to the university several years ago by an area industrial plant.
"This new unit has a higher magnetic field strength and therefore will give us greater detail about compounds," she added.
Dolliver said several Southeastern chemists are involved in making new compounds as part of their research. The new NMR will allow the scientists to better clarify these compounds and to see the finer structure in the molecules. In addition, the instrument will produce images of a higher resolution that are of publication quality.
She said that almost all students working in research within the chemistry program will be trained to independently use the instrument and to fully interpret the data it produces.
"This makes our students ready for the workforce or graduate studies when they leave Southeastern," Dolliver said. "We pride ourselves in the fact that our students get extensive hands-on experience using the most important instrumentation, and this is rare for an undergraduate."
She said the NMR will also be used by Southeastern's SEAL program, which links selected students with area businesses and industry to solve a specific industrial problem or to develop new compounds useful to industry. SEAL stands for Student Entrepreneurs as Active Leaders and was created to encourage economic development activity by connecting students with business and industry.
"The SEAL students have used NMR in the past for industrial clients," explained Dolliver, one of the faculty advisers for the program. "They were able to help both Gaylord Chemical in Slidell and the chemical firm Bercen in Denham Springs to identify impurities in their production processes with this technique. This new NMR will make the work of the SEAL students even more valuable and helpful."
The unit is expected to be installed in the spring 2014 semester.
Southeastern musicians present 'Musical Treasures'
Southeastern's Department of Fine and Performing Arts will present "Musical Treasures for Piano and Strings," its first concert in the season's Faculty Chamber Recital Series, on Monday, Oct. 7.
Part of Fanfare, Southeastern's October festival celebrating the arts, humanities and social sciences, the performance is free and open to the public and will take place in Pottle Auditorium at 7:30 p.m.
The concert features members of the Southeastern faculty who specialize in string instruments and piano. Performers include Henry Jones, associate professor of piano; Jivka Jeleva, violinist and director of the Community Music School; Unkyoung Kim, lecturer of viola; Dan Cassin, lecturer of cello; and John Madere, lecturer of string bass. Also performing will be guest violinist Stefka Madere.
Kenneth Boulton, interim head of Southeastern's Department of Fine and Performing Arts, said the program includes the Passacaglia in G Minor by Handel/Halvorsen; the Piano Quartet No. 1 in C Minor by Gabriel Faure; and the Piano Quintet in A Major "The Trout" of Franz Schubert.
"We are very excited about this concert, and the opportunity to continue our collaborative faculty series this year," Boulton said. "The faculty's performance of the 'Trout' Quintet, in particular, will give the audience a rare chance to experience one of the most beloved works in the entire chamber music repertoire."
For more information, contact the Department of Fine and Performing Arts at 549-2184.
Study Abroad Programs 2014
The International Initiatives Office is pleased to announce the list of 2014 study abroad programs. All led by Southeastern faculty, these programs are designed to provide participants with a rich exposure to other cultures, while also providing a learning experience unlike any that can be received on campus.
Programs offered this year include Business in China; Business in Costa Rica; Business in Panama; Sea Turtle Biology in Costa Rica; Biology in Ecuador and the Galapagos; Communication and Theatre in London; Tudor History in England; Political Science and History in Salzburg, Austria; Political Science and Philosophy in Scotland and Ireland; French Language and Culture in Quebec, Canada; Italian Language and Culture in Tropea, Italy; Spanish Language and Culture in Valencia, Spain; Sociology and Anthropology in Cuba; and Health and Wellness in Vancouver, Canada.
More information on the programs, course offerings, downloadable application materials, information on scholarships, deadlines, etc. can be found on our website www.southeastern.edu/studyabroad. Interested students, faculty, and staff can also drop by the International Initiatives Office in 103 Meade Hall for more information. Join us on an international adventure.
Employee Benefits and Wellness Fair
The fall 2013 Employee Benefits and Wellness Fair will be on Tuesday, Oct. 8, in the University Center, room 125, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., in conjunction with the Office of Group Benefits regional annual enrollment meetings. Presentations are scheduled in room 133 of the University Center as follows:
10 a.m. – Group Benefits (Retirees with Medicare as Primary)
1:30 p.m. – Group Benefits (Retirees with Medicare Advantage)
3 p.m. Group Benefits (active employees & retirees without Medicare)
The vendors listed below are also scheduled to hold brief presentations in room 127:
10 a.m. –VALIC
10:15 a.m. – First NBC Bank
10:30 a.m. – ING
11 a.m. – DINA Dental
1 p.m. - Legal Shield
Blood pressure checks, body fat analysis, five minute massages, and other health information will be offered at this event as well.
Southeastern non-credit courses
Web Design Part I (Oct. 9 – Nov. 6)
Instructor, Allanagh Sewell
In the first session students will learn basic (X)HTML to begin the process of designing a web page. The second session will cover the basics of the web-authoring software Adobe Dreamweaver, and the third session will cover the basics of Adobe Flash. After the completion of all three sessions, students will be able to create a web page using Dreamweaver and (X)HTML and also incorporate Flash animation into the website. Learn more.
Henry VIII and His Six Wives (Oct. 8 – Nov. 12)
Instructor, William B. Robison
This course will broaden and deepen knowledge about Henry VIII and his six wives, early Tudor England, and the English Reformation in a six-week reading and discussion program. The class will meet two hours each week to discuss readings from Antonia Fraser’s The Wives of Henry VIII, excerpts from films and television programs about the Tudor dynasty, and examples of period art (especially portraits) and music. Participants may take the class for personal enrichment, entertainment or for career enrichment with CEU's (for teachers). Read more.
Photoshop for Photography (Oct, 9 - 16)
Instructor, Chuck Billiot
Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to: set up a work space, use the Photoshop tools including crop, rotate, vignettes, eliminate dust and scratches, correct red eye, color correction, grayscale, retouching, filters, adjustment layers, and more. Register now.
Emergency Response to Terrorism (Oct. 9 – Nov. 13)
Instructor, Rusti Liner
Upon completion of this course, students should be able to recognize circumstances and on-scene key indicators that an incident may be an intentionally caused terrorist event, define scene security considerations unique to terrorist incidents, and define/describe defensive considerations associated with biological, nuclear, incendiary, chemical and explosives. Click to find out more.
Theory, Principles and Fundamentals of Hazards (Oct. 10 – Nov. 14)
Instructor, Monica Martin
This course provides an introduction to the phenomenon of hazards, disasters, and U.S. emergency management. The U.S. is becoming more hazardous, as is our vulnerability to those hazards. There is no magic that will make these hazards disappear. There are, however, a variety of actions that can be taken to mitigate, prepare for, respond to, and recover from disasters. This falls within the purview of a newly developing discipline and profession of emergency management. Learn more.
Southeastern in the news
SLU announces Fanfare's opening week schedule
Kirylo's new book profiles educational leaders
SLU will offer students faster access to financial aid refunds
SLU Channel documentary chronicles history of Lion baseball program
Ronnie Kole to perform in Hammond Saturday
Southeastern: Freshmen enrollment on the rise, overall admissions down
130+ employers represented at SLU career fair
Albertson's hosts Lion tailgate Oct. 4
Students, alum find job leads at SLU Career Fair 2013
SLU professor's book on educators released
SLU Fanfare features film, art, music, history
Students give instructor high marks
SLU Lab School teacher elected LAEA president
Impact of IBM found in BR
SLU program speeds up process for IT degree
Hammond Daily Star
Professor discusses musician’s civil rights involvement
This Week in Athletics
The three newest members of the Southeastern Hall of Fame will be inducted during this week in Southeastern Athletics.
The Lion football team (2-2) will return to the field after a week off to host future Southland foe Incarnate Word (3-2) in the Hall of Fame game on Saturday at 7 p.m. in Strawberry Stadium. 2013 Hall of Fame inductees Felton Huggins, Nate Lofton and Chris Carter will be honored at halftime.
The game will be broadcast on KSLU 90.9 FM, the flagship station of the Southeastern Sports Radio Network, as well as Northshore Broadcasting stations Kajun 107.1 FM and The Joint 104.7 FM. Fans can listen online at www.LionSports.net or on their smart phone using the TuneIn Radio app. LionVision subscribers will have access to a live video feed at LionSports.net, where live stats will also be available. The Southeastern Channel (Charter Channel 18) will also air the game on tape delay. The first 400 students will receive free "LionUp" foam fingers.
The Southeastern soccer team (8-2-1, 3-1 Southland) has just one match on the slate this week. The Lady Lions will host Lamar on Sunday at 1 p.m. at the Southeastern Soccer Complex.
The Lady Lion volleyball team (6-10, 0-4 Southland) will hit the road this week in search of its first league victory. The Lady Lions will open the week on Thursday, facing McNeese State at 7 p.m. in Lake Charles. Southeastern will head to Thibodaux on Saturday to take on Nicholls State in a 2 p.m. match. LionVision subscribers will be able to access live video of both matches.
The Southeastern golf team will compete in its second tournament of the fall this week. The Lions will be in Baton Rouge on Saturday and Sunday to participate in the David Toms Intercollegiate, hosted by LSU.
Southeastern Athletics will also celebrate Green and Gold Week this week with several promotions scheduled. On Monday, the Southeastern Prize Wheel will be in the Student Union Mall and students will have the opportunity to win Southeastern prizes. On Tuesday, Lunch with the Lions will be offered to students from 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. in the Student Union Park. Students who wear their green and gold gear on Wednesday will have a chance to win Southeastern prizes.
Albertsons in Hammond will host its Tailgate Kickoff Event on Friday at 5 p.m. Lion head football coach Ron Roberts, Southeastern student-athletes, the Spirit of the Southland band, the Lionettes, the Southeastern cheerleaders and Roomie the Lion will all be at the event. Free food will be available for students with their Southeastern ID.
Albertsons will offer 50 percent off all Southeastern apparel at the event and fans will have the opportunity to spin the Southeastern Spirit Wheel for prizes. Albertsons will continue to offer 10 percent off the total bill of customers (excluding tobacco, alcohol and dairy products) who wear Southeastern apparel on football game days. Albertson is located at 1801 West Thomas Street in Hammond.
Thursday, October 3
Volleyball, at McNeese State, Lake Charles, 7 p.m. (LionVision)*
Saturday, October 5
Football, vs. Incarnate Word, Strawberry Stadium, 7 p.m. (Southeastern Sports Radio Network) (Southeastern Channel) (LionVision)
- First 400 students receive LionUp foam fingers
Volleyball, at Nicholls State, Thibodaux, 2 p.m. (LionVision)*
Golf, at David Toms Intercollegiate, Baton Rouge, All Day
Sunday, October 6
Women's Soccer, vs. Lamar, Southeastern Soccer Complex, 1 p.m.*
Golf, at David Toms Intercollegiate, Baton Rouge, All Day
Southeastern home events in bold
* - Southland Conference contest
Dr. Barbara Forrest (History and Political Science) was the featured speaker for a public meeting of the Erie, Penn., chapter of Americans United for Separation of Church and State on Sept. 21. Her presentation was titled “Why Academic Freedom Is a Fraud: The Threat to Science Education.”
Lori Smith (Library) published an article in the September/October issue of American Libraries, the journal of the American Library Association, titled “Is Your Library Plus-Size Friendly?” Read the article here.
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