Fall Carnival 2017 department registration
The Office of Multicultural and International Student Affairs is partnering with Recreational
Sports and Wellness and the Black Student Union to host the 13th annual Fall Carnival
Event on Tuesday, Oct. 31, from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Pennington Student Activity Center.
The event is a fun and safe alternative to the traditional door-to-door trick-or-treating
for the children of the surrounding community.
MISA is requesting departments to participate in the event by registering a table
and providing a fun and child friendly game or activity and candy for the children.
If your department is interested in participating please fill out the form by
today, Oct. 23. (Fall Carnival Registration Form)
For more information, please call 549-5703 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Wine tasting to benefit Sims Library
The group Friends of Sims Library (FoSL) is hosting its ninth annual “Wine with Friends,”
a fundraiser for Southeastern’s Linus A. Sims Memorial Library, at 7 p.m. on Friday,
Held on the second floor at the library, the popular event will feature six wines
paired with food samplings, live music, a silent auction that boasts art, books, wine
and gift certificates, and door prizes, said Library Director Eric Johnson.
“We have some unusual auction items this year, such as a Turtle Cove boat tour,
a 12-month Mystery Experience subscription, and a VIP pass to the Tennessee Williams/New
Orleans Literary Festival,” Johnson said. “Once again, wines will be introduced by
Todd Delaune from The Red, White and Brew in downtown Hammond. Todd will provide details
about the wine’s history and flavor adding to the evening’s culinary experience.”
FoSL is an organization that supports the activities and collections of the library.
Funds generated by FoSL are used to supplement the library’s annual budget, purchase
needed equipment and resources, and provide programs, lectures, author readings and
signings, and other special events.
Johnson said all funds raised go directly to the library, thanks to donations
from area businesses.
Tickets are $35 each. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. with the tasting beginning at 7
p.m. Space is limited, so early reservations are requested. Tickets will not be sold
at the door.
Order tickets online at southeastern.edu/libraryfriends or via check payable
to Southeastern Foundation, SLU 10896, Hammond, LA 70402.
For more information about the wine tasting or the FoSL, contact Janie Branham
at 549-2186 or email@example.com.
Marino appointed to state Human Trafficking Advisory Board
Reshelle Marino, an assistant professor in Southeastern’s graduate program in counseling,
has been appointed by Gov. John Bel Edwards to the state’s Human Trafficking Prevention
Commission Advisory Board.
The advisory board provides information and recommendations from the perspective
of advocacy groups, service providers and victims to the Louisiana Human Trafficking
Over the past three years, more than 1,000 human trafficking cases have been
reported to the Louisiana State Police; nearly half the cases in 2016 involved minors
being exploited for sexual purposes.
A past president of the Louisiana School Counselors Association, Marino was nominated
for the position by the LSCA, a division of the American School Counselors Association.
She is also active in the Louisiana Counseling Association, and in 2015 was honored
with its Distinguished Professional Service Award.
Marino is the interim program coordinator of Southeastern’s Graduate Counseling
Program. A resident of Metairie, she received her undergraduate degree from Southeastern
and a master’s and doctorate in counselor education from the University of New Orleans.
Southeastern’s KSLU offering mobile app
Southeastern’s public radio station KSLU 90.9FM is now offering listeners the opportunity
to hear the radio’s programming anywhere through the free Radio FX app.
Listeners can simply download the free app through the Apple App Store and Google
Play, search KSLU and save the station under favorites, creating an on-the-go resource
for fans of 90.9 FM.
“The KSLU app through Radio FX allows our station to go mobile for a more interactive
radio experience,” said General Manager Todd Delaney. “Today, radio stations have
to make it easy for listeners to connect anywhere at any time, and our Radio FX app
helps them to do that in the simplest way possible.”
KSLU offers a wide variety of programming, including music and live broadcasts
of sporting events, the award-winning and syndicated Rock School show, and the community
talk show “Point of View.” Named the No. 2 college radio station in the region by
the Southeast Journalism Conference, KSLU provides Southeastern students interested
in broadcasting with an intensive learning environment. Learn more about KSLU at http://www.kslu.org/, and for more information on Radio FX, visit http://www.radiofx.co/.
Gumbo Day Cook-Off set Oct. 28
Southeastern’s 11th annual Game Day Gumbo Cook-Off will be held in Friendship Circle
during tailgating and alongside rescheduled Homecoming activities on Saturday, Oct.
28. The event raises funds for student-athlete programming.
This Southeastern tradition provides tailgaters with the chance to show off their
gumbo cooking skills prior to the Lions football game versus Sam Houston State scheduled
at 7 p.m., while also supporting Lion student-athletes.
“This is a fun way to encourage tailgating in support of the Lions, while mixing
and mingling in Friendship Circle,” said Sherry Kennemer, assistant athletic director
for Academic Services and senior woman administrator and advisor of the Southeastern
Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC). “We’re proud to present this annual event
and truly appreciate the financial support it provides for SAAC’s community engagement
and service projects.”
There is no cost to participate as a tailgater gumbo chef. The registration form
is available for download from the SAAC page on the Lions Athletics website at www.lionsports.net.
Serving cups will be provided to each tailgating group. Participants are asked to
bring spoons and however much gumbo they are willing to share with their fellow tailgaters.
The public is invited to taste the gumbo at the various “Gumbo Tailgating Tasting
Stations” around Friendship Circle and “vote” for their favorites by stuffing coins
and bills in designated “voting jars” at each site. Signs at the participating tailgate
locations will indicate where tailgaters can taste and vote for their favorite gumbo
flavoring. “Voting” will be open from 1:30 to 5:30 p.m.
The voting jar with the most money will win the 2017 Fans’ Choice Award. Additionally,
a Judges’ Choice Award will be presented based on a blind taste test of samples from
each of the gumbo chefs conducted during tailgating.
Both winners will be announced at half time of the football game and will receive
Game Day Gumbo Cook-Off Champ gumbo paddles.
Tailgaters have until Oct. 27 to register. Completed registration forms can be
faxed to 549-3495 or scanned and emailed to Kennemer at firstname.lastname@example.org. The contest is open to any group, whether or not they have a regular tailgating
location for Southeastern home games.
For more information about the Game Day Gumbo Cook-Off, call 549-2256.
All funds raised benefit SAAC, which has adopted the cook-off as its annual signature
Southeastern alumnus establishes sports journalism scholarship
Southeastern Alumni Athletic Coordinator and alumnus Larry Hymel has added establishment
of The Endowed Scholarship for Sports Journalism to his more than 50 years of service
to his alma mater.
Junior accounting major Nikisun Shrestha was selected as its first recipient
based upon his sports reporting for the student newspaper “The Lion’s Roar.”
Shrestha is an international student from Nepal who came to the university with
an interest in sports.
“I’m just incredibly honored to be getting the first scholarship,” he said. “Coming
in as an international student from Nepal, sports was one of the first things I could
really connect to in America. It has helped me meet new people, meet the coaches and
student-athletes, and helped me settle into the cultural shock of a new environment.”
Shrestha said he is thankful to the Office of Student Publications and the people
he has worked with for their support and direction.
Hymel himself worked at “The Lion’s Roar” while he was a student and later became
the first Sports Information Director for the university in 1966 after being the sports
editor for “The Daily Star” in the same year. He served as SID for 28 years before
retiring to become the University Center Director for the next 11 years. In 2005 he
retired once again, but became the Alumni Athletic Coordinator. He will retire from
that position at the end of this semester. Earlier this year, he received the Lion
For Life award from the Lion Athletic Association.
In 2011, Hymel was inducted into the Louisiana Sports Hall of Fame for Distinguished
Service in Sports Journalism. It was then that Hymel decided to establish the scholarship.
“I was there because of Southeastern, and there are two other former ‘Lion’s
Roar’ sports editors in the Louisiana Hall of Fame,” said Hymel. “It all fits together.
I wanted to give back to Southeastern because Southeastern has given so much to me.”
Hymel wanted the scholarship to primarily aid students producing sports writing
for the university athletics department.
“It is going to be awarded on a semester to semester basis,” said Hymel. “My
first priority, because I worked with sports information for so long, is to give it
to a student who writes in sports information. It can also be a student from ‘The
Lion’s Roar,’ since it is still dear to my heart, as well.”
Shrestha is currently training to become the sports editor of “The Lion’s Roar”
and looks forward to improving as a sports journalist.
“I like to think of myself as a student of sports journalism,” said Shrestha.
“I want to keep improving because I am still new at this, and there is much to learn.
This scholarship provides me with motivation to continue to get better in sports journalism.”
(Photo credit: Jonathan Rhodes)
SPORTS JOURNALISM SCHOLARSHIP ESTABLISHED - Southeastern Alumni Athletic Coordinator and alumnus Larry Hymel has established
The Endowed Scholarship for Sports Journalism. Hymel, right, congratulates the first
scholarship recipient junior accounting major Nikisun Shrestha, who was selected based
upon his sports reporting for the student newspaper “The Lion’s Roar.”