Southeastern to Host Lionpawlooza at “Hot August Night” on Aug. 25
Southeastern Athletics Marketing and Promotions will host Lionpawlooza in conjunction
with the Hammond Downtown Development District’s “Hot August Night” on Aug. 25.
This year’s event will begin at 6 p.m. with a pep rally to be held on the main
DDD stage, located on the corner of SW Railroad Avenue and East Morris Avenue in the
parking lot across the street from The Steak House. The pep rally will feature Southeastern
head football coach Ron Roberts, the SLU football team, the Spirit of the Southland
band, the Southeastern cheerleaders and the Lionnette dance team.
Following the pep rally, fans will have the opportunity to receive autographs
from members of the 2017 Lions. There will also be giveaways available, as well as
opportunities to purchase season tickets or join Lion Athletics Association’s coaches
For more information on Lionpawlooza, contact SLU Coordinator of Athletic Marketing
and Promotions Lindsey Cramer at 549-3227 or email@example.com.
Southeastern Contemporary Art Gallery exhibit to feature photographers Gus Bennett
Jr. and Michael Alford
Southeastern will host an exhibit featuring the work of Louisiana photographers Gus
Bennett Jr. and Michael Alford in the university’s Contemporary Art Gallery.
The exhibition will run from Aug. 30 – Sept. 29, with the opening reception scheduled
Aug. 30 from 5 – 7 p.m. The reception and exhibition are free and open to the public.
Interim Fine and Performing Arts Department Head and Gallery Director Dale Newkirk
said this exhibition features photography by Bennett, a fine arts photographer based
in New Orleans who has documented the lives of the cities’ minority populations for
more than 25 years.
“Gus Bennett’s photographs encourage the viewer to consider human form and shape
through a stripping away of individual identities,” Newkirk said.
The exhibition also features Alford’s long-term project, “A Different Kind of
“The photographic work examines the history and systematic mechanism of change
within the New Orleans Charity Hospital, which was closed following Hurricane Katrina
and remains abandoned after 300 years of service to the community,” Newkirk added.
For more information on this exhibit and others, contact the Contemporary Art
Gallery at 549-5080.
Sponsored Research to host webinar
The Office of Sponsored Research and Programs will be hosting the Louisiana Board
of Regents (BoR) Programs and Process Webinar on Friday, Aug. 25, from 9 to 10 a.m.
in McClimans Hall, room 105. The webinar will summarize departmental enhancement,
research competitiveness and other program changes. BoR Deputy Commissioner for Sponsored
Programs Carrie Robison will be available to answer general questions.
To RSVP or receive additional information, contact Sponsored Research and Programs
at firstname.lastname@example.org or 549-5312.
Faculty make YouTube eclipse video for parish schools
On Friday, Aug. 18, Gerard Blanchard (Chemistry and Physics) and William Robison
(History and Political Science) delivered a 40-minute presentation to the Greater
Hammond Chamber of Commerce meeting at Southeastern Alumni titled “Just the Fun Facts:
The History and Science of the Eclipse,” which was filmed to be shown to students
in all Tangipahoa Parish schools on Monday, Aug. 21, before the eclipse. It is available
Blanchard is head of the Department of Chemistry and Physics, professor of physics,
and an authority on space physics, the study of the properties and dynamics of the
volume of space between the photosphere of the sun and the atmosphere of the planets.
Robison is head of the Department of History and Political Science, professor of history,
and studies late medieval and early modern Britain and Europe.
Alvon Brumfield of the Louisiana Renaissance Festival conceived and organized
the event, which Southeastern’s Executive Director of Public and Governmental Affairs
Erin Cowser and Chamber President and CEO Melissa Bordelon, Director of Marketing
and Communications Megan Mosher, Chairman of the Board of Directors Mark Dispenza,
and Office Coordinator Amy Brumfield helped to facilitate.
September 15 is final day for students to apply for fall 2017 graduation
The final day for Southeastern students to apply to graduate in fall 2017 is Sept.
15, the university announced today.
Candidates for associate’s, bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degrees can apply
for graduation by logging into their LeoNet campus accounts and choosing the “Self
Service, Degree Progress/Graduation, Apply for Graduation” option. Instructions are
available at southeastern.edu/admin/rec_reg/graduation/ or from the Southeastern Office of Records and Registration at 549-2066. There is
also a direct link available at www.southeastern.edu/graduation.
The $25 application fee should be paid directly to the Controller’s Office, located
on North Campus in the Financial Aid Building.
Southeastern students win first Louisiana Emmy scholarships
Three Southeastern students at the Southeastern Channel are the first-ever students
attending a Louisiana university to receive prestigious Emmy scholarships by the Suncoast
Chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences.
Junior Amanda Kitch of Mandeville and senior Courtney Bruno of New Orleans each
won $5,000 scholarships for the upcoming 2017-18 academic year, while freshman Dylan
Domangue of Houma was awarded a $3,000 stipend.
The Suncoast Chapter offers scholarships to eligible high school seniors and
university students who reside within the Suncoast Region, comprised of Louisiana,
Florida, Georgia, Alabama and Puerto Rico.
To be eligible for the university award, students must maintain a 3.5 overall
grade point average with a major in communications/broadcasting and a concentration
in television. Applicants are required to submit a transcript, resume, one-page
biography, 250-word essay, a letter of recommendation, and participate in a personal
interview conducted by the Emmy scholarship committee.
All three recipients work at the Southeastern Channel and study television in
the electronic media concentration of the Department of Languages and Communication.
Kitch, an anchor, reporter and producer for the station’s student newscast, “Northshore
News,” earlier this year won third-place “Best Television Journalist in the South”
honors in Knoxville, Tenn., at the Southeast Journalism Conference. She teamed with
Bruno to win the SEJC’s second-place onsite honors for “Best TV News Reporting.”
“Being awarded this scholarship isn’t just a compliment, but encouragement that
I am learning the right things in television and doing well practicing them,” Kitch
Kitch has also received top awards among Louisiana and Mississippi students at
the Associated Press College Broadcasters Journalism Conference and an honorable mention
Emmy recognition for a public safety announcement she produced entitled, “A Stronger
“I treat the Southeastern Channel as my workshop, my place to grow my brain and
refine my skills with great help and a plethora of resources,” Kitch said. “When the
Southeastern Channel became more of my work space instead of just a classroom, I noticed
a significant difference in my craft. Besides learning my trade skills, I have learned
and continue to practice professionalism, networking skills, and time-management.”
Bruno, along with shooting and editing “Northshore News,” produces, directs,
shoots and edits for the national award-winning student entertainment show “College
Night.” She’s also the videographer and editor for a wide variety of Southeastern
Channel programs, including lectures, forums, and music and sports events.
“It is truly an honor to win this scholarship,” Bruno said. “The Emmys are so
prestigious that to win a scholarship not only helps finance my education, but it
ensures my choice in careers. It will open doors to professional opportunities.”
“Working at the channel has given me the tools and experience to enhance my craft
and work ethic,” Bruno said. “With the real-world experience from the editing software
programs we use to the real-world projects we get assigned, I feel more prepared for
the job market.”
Domangue is a reporter and anchor for the Southeastern Channel’s sportscast,
“The Big Game,” which was recently named one of the top four student sportscasts in
the nation at the 2017 College Sports Media Awards. He has also done live, play-by-play
announcing, color commentary and sideline reporting for a number of Southeastern sports
“It is an honor to win the Emmy scholarship,” Domangue said. “Being only a freshman
at the time, I never imagined I would be able to do that. I just want to constantly
improve and be the best I can be.”
“This is a tremendous honor for Amanda, Courtney and Dylan since they had to
pass very strict Emmy criteria to win the scholarship,” said Southeastern Channel
General Manager Rick Settoon. “This shows that not only are they all producing outstanding
television work, they’re excelling in the classroom as well. The Emmy committee has
rightly recognized their mature career goals and bright futures in television. We’re
extremely proud of them and happy that this generous scholarship will help finance
their continued education and development.”
The Southeastern Channel has won over 300 awards in the past 14 years, including
15 awards and 56 nominations from the Emmys. The channel can be seen on Charter 199
in Tangipahoa, St. Tammany and Livingston parishes. The live 24/7 webcast and video
on demand can be seen at www.southeastern.edu/tv and on mobile devices at www.southeastern.edu/tv/live.
EMMY SCHOLARSHIP WINNERS - Three Southeastern students at the Southeastern Channel recently won prestigious
Emmy scholarships awarded by the Suncoast Region of the National Academy of Television
Arts and Sciences for the 2017-18 academic year. From left are Southeastern Channel
General Manager Rick Settoon, senior Courtney Bruno of New Orleans, junior Amanda
Kitch of Mandeville, and freshman Dylan Domangue of Houma.