Sims Library to host events
One Day Book Sale
Sims Library is having a One Day Only Book Sale, on Tuesday, Nov. 14, from 9 a.m.
to 4 p.m.
“It’s all the fun of the big sale that happens each April, but this is just for
one day,” said Eric Johnson, library director. “We wanted to spread some of the book
sale fun into the fall semester. We have a great variety of hardcover and paperback
books. Everything is three bucks a bag.”
All transactions are cash only.
Internatinal Education Week events
In celebration of International Education Week Nov. 13-17, Sims Memorial Library is
teaming up with the International Initiatives Office to host two events. The purpose
of IEW is to spotlight the benefits of international education and emphasize student
awareness of the world’s cultures.
1)Study Abroad Photo Contest – The photo exhibit features images from around the world by students and faculty
involved in international education or exchange programs. Come see these incredible
photographs and vote for your favorite.
2) Mango Languages Demonstrations - Learning a foreign language has never been easier now that Sims Library has Mango
Languages. Mango Languages is a self-paced, web-based program that gives users a quick
introduction to a language and culture through conversational skills. Come to the
lobby and look for our Mango Languages display. We will be demonstrating Mango Languages
throughout the day during International Education Week.
Parking and Traffic to be impacted by Thursday’s home football game
Beginning Thursday, Nov. 16, at 2 p.m., parking areas around Strawberry Stadium will
be restricted or closed for Southeastern’s home football game versus Nicholls State.
This will impact parking in the Baseball Field parking lot, spaces on Ned McGehee
Drive between Dyson Hall and Strawberry Stadium, North Spruce Street Extension between
the Dugas Center and The Inn, and the third and fourth floors of the parking garage.
Students parking in the garage will enter and exit on the south side utilizing the
West Dakota street entrances and exit.
Lion Traxx Green Shuttle Stop #3, located at Strawberry Stadium, will close at
2 p.m. that day. The rest of the Green Route, including the stop at the Student Union,
will continue until 6 p.m.
At 5 p.m., Ned McGehee Drive will be closed from North General Pershing Street
to North Oak Street (Friendship Circle) so pre-game festivities may begin. Alternate
parking for students and faculty members with Thursday evening classes will be the
gravel parking area on the corner of Railroad Avenue and West Dakota as well as the
Texas Avenue lot behind Sims Memorial Library.
Student earns award at New Orleans vocal competition
A Loranger High School student enrolled in Southeastern’s Gifted and Talented Youth
Program won second place in the Donald W. Wood Sr. Vocal Competition held recently
in New Orleans.
William N. Dopp, 18, a LSH senior and vocal student working under Southeastern
Professor of Vocal Arts Stephen Rushing, performed “The Vagabond” by Vaughan Williams
in the first round. In the second round, he sang “Gute Nacht” by Franz Schubert.
Rushing said Dopp is an excellent student with great potential. Last year, Dopp
placed first in the Wood Vocal Competition, which is a collaboration of the New Orleans
Opera Association, Loyola University College of Music and Fine Arts, the Tulane University
Department of Music, and the New Orleans Center for Creative Arts. Started in 2015,
the Wood Competition promotes artistic excellence and provides financial support to
Dopp, who was awarded $500 in the competition, has taken courses for college
credit at Southeastern for the past two years and plans to attend Southeastern next
fall to pursue his degree in vocal performance.
“Dr. Rushing is a phenomenal teacher and has worked with me for the past year,”
The Southeastern Gifted and Talented Youth Program allows students to earn college
credit while still in high school. Participants are selected based on high intellectual
or creative abilities and demonstrated maturity to achieve in an adult competitive
TALENTED SENIOR – William N. Dopp, a senior at Loranger High School, practices under
the direction of Southeastern Professor Stephen Rushing. Dopp, who participates in
the university’s Gifted and Talented Youth Program, recently earned second place in
the Wood Vocal Competition held in New Orleans.
University Jazz Ensemble and Combo to present concert
The Southeastern Jazz Ensemble and Combo will present their final concert of the fall
2017 semester on Monday, Nov. 20, at 7:30 p.m., in Pottle Music Building Recital Hall.
Under the direction of Michael Brothers, lecturer of percussion, and John Madere,
lecturer of double bass, the University Jazz Ensemble and Combo concert is free and
open to the public.
The Combo program includes “Wave” by Antônio Carlos Jobim and “Blues for Alice”
by Charlie Parker.
The Jazz Ensemble program includes “Freckle Face,” composed and arranged by Sammy
Nestico; “Goodbye Pork Pie Hat” by Charles Mingus, arranged by Andrew Homzy; “Decisions,”
composed and arranged by Dave LeFebvre; “I Remember Clifford” by Benny Golson, arranged
by Sammy Nestico; and “Milestones” by Miles Davis, arranged by Mike Tomaro and Slo-Funk,
composed and arranged by Bob Mintzer.
For more information, contact the Department of Music and Performing Arts at
ByLion takes a break
Due to the Thanksgiving break, there will not be a ByLion next week. ByLion will
return the week of November 27. Happy Thanksgiving!
Southeastern Dance Performance Project to present In This House
Southeastern’s Department of Music and Performing Arts’ dance company, Dance Performance
Project, will present In This House Nov. 15-17 at 7:30 p.m. in Vonnie Borden Theatre.
Director of Dance Keith “Skip” Costa said Southeastern’s resident dance company
will again present an exclusive concert that brings together dancers, choreographers,
musicians, composers, and technical staff.
“I think that one of the most incredible aspects about this work is that, as
the show takes the audience through each room of the house, it provides an opportunity
for the performers and musicians to collaboratively work together live on-stage,”
Choreographers for the concert are Ashley Barbarin, White Castle; Alaura Cervini,
Metairie; Brianna Denmark, Denham Springs; Forrest Duplantier, Madisonville; Hayley
Jordan, Baton Rouge; and Alexis May, Walker.
Dancers performing in the concert include Madeline Aldana and Sean Gilvey, Mandeville;
Kayla Coston, Hammond; Morgan Georgetown, Baker: Stephanie Harris and Jasmine Mingo,
Slidell; Ildefonso Vasquez, Marrero; Sophia Miano, Garyville; Allison Mims, Pearl
River; Amanda Riviere, LaPlace; Doreen Rolen, Amite; Jonathan Ryan and Amber Whiteside,
Covington; and Katherine Stansbury, Ponchatoula.
Composers/musicians are Luke Orlando of Hammond and Jessee Yantis of Ethel, with
costume design by Brianna Carter of LaPlace and Tessa Nichols of Mandeville serving
as stage manager.
Tickets to the concert are $8 for students, seniors and children and $10 general
admission and will be available one hour prior to the performance in the Vonnie Borden
For more information, contact Costa at Keith.Costa@southeastern.edu.
Southeastern student lands marketing internship, experience with Uber and job offer
Southeastern senior Zachary Harrison is uber excited about his recent marketing internship.
And, it’s for good reason.
When Harrison was looking for an internship, he was hoping to gain actual experience
he could utilize to gain employment when he graduates next year.
That is precisely what he got when he landed an internship with the international
advertising agency Universal McCann. Working in Los Angeles last summer, Harrison
was appointed to a team developing a major marketing and advertising proposal for
the expanding ride-hailing service Uber.
“Throughout the interview process, I was told that this is not your typical ‘get
coffee and file this paperwork’ sort of internship,” said Harrison. “We were told
that this would be a very hands-on experience and that we would be treated as any
other entry level employee. I figured that’s just what they tell everyone.”
Harrison soon learned, however, that what was promised was true. Working with
four other interns, the team developed a report and presented their results to Uber
on how the company can get current consumers to use the service in new ways.
“Uber is linked with being a designated driver or airport transportation service,”
he explained. “Our objective was to shed light that Uber can be used for any kind
of short distance transportation, such as commuting to work, fitness exercising, even
The team was responsible for gathering demographic research data on current Uber
users. Harrison said the tasks seemed daunting at first, but that the supervisors
placed trust in the team and provided the interns with great guidance.
“The experience was far more than I expected, and I learned more than I imagined,”
Harrison is one of an increasing number Southeastern students who are working
in internship and other opportunities designed to provide them with real-world experience
that can open doors for future employment.
Southeastern to host rugby match, anniversary party
In honor of the 50th anniversary of Southeastern’s Rugby Club, the university will
host a rugby match on Nov. 18.
Scheduled at 1 p.m. on the Southeastern football practice field adjacent to Strawberry
Stadium, the match is free and open to the public. Interested players, including those
with no previous rugby experience, are invited to play while the community is invited
to come cheer on the teams.
“Over the course of its existence, the storied SLU rugby squad won numerous state
and regional championships, propelled scores of players to relative stardom, and became
a mainstay of club sports on the Hammond campus,” said Leon Ford Endowed Chair, Professor
of History and Director of the Center for Southeast Louisiana Studies Samuel C. Hyde,
Jr. “The success of the SLU team gave rise to the internationally renowned Hammond
Mardi Gras Tournament which, for a time, was the largest rugby tournament in the world.
At its peak, the Mardi Gras Tournament hosted more than 200 teams from as far away
as Australia and Japan.”
Hyde said that earlier this year a new effort to revive the Southeastern rugby
team was launched by SLU rugby alumni Marcus Aguilar and Sonny Fontenot. The Nov.
18 match is designed to encourage rugby alumni to support the team and attract current
Southeastern students to what alumni consider the most exciting team competition sport
in the world.
A family friendly reception, complete with refreshments, treats for kids, door
prizes and announcements about the status of rugby at Southeastern, will immediately
follow the 1 p.m. match alongside the playing field.
For more information, contact event organizer Jason Mapp at email@example.com or Hyde at firstname.lastname@example.org or at 549-2151.
Ceramics Club pottery sale set Nov. 27-28
The Southeastern Ceramics Club will hold its fall pottery sale Nov. 27-28 from 9 a.m.
to 2 p.m. in front of the Student Union.
The club was organized to help Southeastern art students sell and promote their
work, and money raised in the sale will be used to help fund visiting artists and
awards for students.
For more information, call 549-2193.