Southeastern plans MLK Remembrance Jan. 18
Southeastern will celebrate the legacy of the late Civil Rights leader Dr. Martin
Luther King, Jr. with a remembrance program on Wednesday, Jan. 18 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
The event will begin with a candlelight processional, which will start outside
of the Pennington Student Activity Center. The ceremony will conclude with a program
in the Student Union Ballroom that will include remarks and reflection on King’s life
For additional information, contact Southeastern’s Office of Multicultural and
International Student Affairs at 549-3850.
Southeastern to host Study Abroad Fair
With a dozen study abroad trips planned for the spring, Southeastern will host its
annual Study Abroad Fair from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Jan. 18 and 19.
The fair, which will be held in the Student Union breezeway, gives students and
others the opportunity to learn about global education possibilities sponsored by
the Office of International Initiatives in cooperation with several Southeastern academic
The programs vary from one to three weeks in length and offer up to six academic
credit hours each.
Lucia Harrison, director of the Office of International Initiatives, said the
trips are available not only to Southeastern students but to students from other universities
and the general public as well. A limited number of scholarships are available.
“The fair will include former study abroad students, coordinating faculty, and
staff who will be available to answer questions and share their experiences,” Harrison
added. “Applications for the trips can be completed at the fair itself or online at
Countries and programs being offered include: France, language and culture, biology,
business in Europe; Spain, language and culture, business in Europe; England, criminal
justice, communication and theater; Austria, history and political science; Cuba,
sociology; Costa Rica, tropical ecology, business; and Panama, business.
Deadline to apply for all programs is Feb. 16. For more information about the
programs, scholarships, and other details, contact the Office of International Initiatives
at 549-2135 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Enhancement grants awarded
The Center for Faculty Excellence awarded 2016 - 2017 Enhancement grants to Alysia
Anderson, David Hanson, Cristina Molina, Amber Narro, Jerry Parker, Rebecca Davis,
Meghan Savage, Lillian Stiegler, Evelyn Del Rio, Wynn Gillan, Brian Williams, Denise
Hart, Janet Jones, and Ephraim Massawe.
Enhancement grants are designed to increase faculty productivity and effectiveness
as a scholar and teacher while increasing student learning and student success. Grants
are awarded for Teaching, Research and/or scholarly/creative activity.
Grant recipients participate in the Center’s Faculty Conference on Teaching,
Research & Creativity designed to highlight the projects and disseminate the results
to other Southeastern faculty.
The Center would like to thank the Southeastern Alumni Association for making
this possible with their generous donation.
GRANT RECIPIENTS – From left, Alysia Anderson, Ephraim Massawe and David Hanson each received an Enhancement
grant from the Center for Faculty Excellence.
Community Music School to host Double Reed Workshop
The Southeastern Community Music School will hold its 33rd annual Double Reed Workshop
Feb. 3 and 4.
Scheduled at Pottle Music Building Auditorium on Southeastern’s campus, the workshop
will provide instruction on the oboe and bassoon and will address playing position
and technique, special fingerings, care and simple repairs; making double reeds for
bassoon and oboe; and coaching on selected music, including contest and audition pieces.
The two-day workshop is $30 and is open to junior high and high school students,
as well as adults. The event begins on Friday, Feb. 3, at 4 p.m. and ends on Saturday,
Feb. 4, at 4 p.m. Southeastern’s Bassoon Professor Emeritus Jerry Voorhees and expert
oboist Christine Webert will instruct the workshop.
“This is the 33rd year in a row we have held this workshop. The oboe and bassoon
are very important instruments in bands and orchestras, but not many students are
studying them,” Voorhees said. “I hope the workshop encourages students to study and
play these unusual instruments by providing specialized information which is important
to playing them successfully - information not usually covered in school music classes.”
For full details and registration, contact the Community Music School at 549-5502,
email@example.com, or contact Voorhees at 345-4537 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
REED MAKING - Dr. Jerry Voorhees (standing) assists bassoon students during a workshop at Southeastern
as they learn the fine art of making bassoon reeds.
Cabaret Evening to benefit Sims Library and Columbia Theatre
A fun-filled way to support two good causes is coming to town on Saturday, Feb. 4,
at 7 p.m. “Breakfast in Paris, Martinis in Manhattan: A Cabaret” is a unique fundraiser
and musical program organized by the Friends of Sims Library and the Columbia Theatre
for the Performing Arts.
Raynel Shepard sings the immortal songs of Paris and New York, accompanied by
New Orleans entertainer Harry Mayronne on piano. Guests will be treated to such favorites
as “C’est Si Bon,” “I Love Paris,” “La Vie en Rose,” “Autumn in New York,” “I Get
a Kick Out of You,” and “The Lady Is a Tramp,” evoking the sights, sounds, and sensations
of both cities.
Shepard comes from a musical family with deep roots in New Orleans. A singer
and performer since the age of 14, she has recently returned to her familial and musical
roots, dividing her time between New Orleans and Boston, performing regularly in both
venues. Her repertoire includes cabaret, show tunes, jazz standards, bossa nova, and
blues. With her sultry voice, beautiful sense of rhythm and haunting interpretation
of ballads, she offers a musical experience you will never forget.
Mayronne is the composer/co-producer of the long-running musical comedy Waiting
Around—The Restaurant Musical, written with Ricky Graham, which was performed both
in New Orleans and off-Broadway. As a pianist and musical director, Mayronne has played
in many venues, from New Orleans and New York to West Virginia’s Greenbrier Resort
and Berlin. A skilled marionette designer and puppeteer, he recently had his first
gallery showing of marionettes in the French Quarter.
Tickets for the cabaret are $40 each and, in addition to the show, include two
signature cocktails created by Jacmel Inn. Additional drinks will be available at
a cash bar. You can purchase tickets online at https://connect.southeastern.edu/cabaret or via check payable to Southeastern Foundation and mailed to Friends of Sims Library,
SLU 10896, Hammond, LA 70402.
Since seating is limited, advance reservations are required by Monday, Jan. 30.
Tickets will be held at the box office of the Columbia Theatre. No tickets will be
sold at the door.
For more information, call Janie Branham at Sims Library at 549-2186.