ByLion
IN THIS ISSUE, OCTOBER 9, 2017

Alumni Awards Evening highlights

Fanfare's second week set
Music concert scheduled tonight
Songwriters showcase scheduled
Employee Benefits Fair Oct. 10

Sculptor exhibit opens Oct. 11

Writer-in-residence named

Grant aids genetics instruction
Let's Talk Art set Oct. 18

Equipment donated

Blood drive held on campus

Wine Tasting to benefit library

Student Advocacy relocates
Southeastern in the News
This Week in Athletics

 

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Alumni of the YearSoutheastern recognizes distinguished alumni, others at awards banquet
Saying that “This university set the stage for me in life,” William T. Cefalu, a renowned physician and scientist in the field of diabetes, accepted the Southeastern Alumni Association’s Alumnus of the Year Award on Friday night (Oct. 6).
     Cefalu, currently the chief scientific, medical and mission officer for the American Diabetes Association and a 1975 zoology graduate of Southeastern, was recognized along with New Orleans attorney Chuck Toney of New Orleans, who was honored as the Young Alumnus of the Year. Several other alumni and volunteers were honored at the annual event.    
     “Every step in my career started at Southeastern,” said Cefalu, a native of Amite. “It was through SLU that I was able to get into medical school. My heart remains in Louisiana and at Southeastern, where it all started.”
     Cefalu, who previously served as executive director of LSU’s Pennington Biomedical Research Center in Baton Rouge, noted that his family of eight siblings all attended and graduated from Southeastern. In addition, his mother – after raising nine children and in her mid-50s – attended Southeastern and received her degree with a 4.0 grade point average.
     Toney graduated from Southeastern in 2006 with a degree in political science before receiving his juris doctorate from Southern University Law Center. At Southeastern, he served as a member of the Student Government Association, Omega Psi Phi Fraternity and served on the Judicial Board.
     Alumni Association President Brad Stevens called Toney “a Lion for life,” and said he never misses an opportunity to give back to the university as a donor, volunteer and board member.
     The event included recognition of distinguished alumni from the university’s five academic colleges.
     Recognized were Barbara Forrest by the College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences, a 1974 graduate and current professor of philosophy at Southeastern and the co-author of the acclaimed work “Creationism’s Trojan Horse: The Wedge of Intelligent Design.”
     Robert Yarborough of Baton Rouge, a 1974 graduate in marketing, was honored by the College of Business. He is the chief executive officer and co-owner of Manda Fine Meats and has been active with several professional and non-profit organizations throughout the area.
     The College of Education honored A.J. Bodker, longtime principal of Ponchatoula High School and a Southeastern supervisor of student teachers. He has also served on the North Oaks Health Systems Board of Commissions and now serves on the North Oaks Foundation Board.
     Monica Nijoka, a 1977 graduate of Southeastern with a degree in nursing, was recognized by the College of Nursing and Health Sciences. She is the current chief nursing officer for Baton Rouge General Hospital and has been honored by the Louisiana State Nursing Association as Nurse Administrator of the Year.
     The College of Science and Technology honored 1984 computer science graduate Eugene R. London Jr. of Tallahoma, Tenn. He is the president of Systems Integration/Modeling & Simulation, Inc., has been recognized as the Tullahoma Citizen of the Year, and is an avid supporter of youth advancing in education through mentoring and intern opportunities.
     Other special awards were presented at the event, including the Loyal Lion Award presented by Southeastern President John L. Crain to Joseph Luquet, a member of the Southeastern Foundation Board; the Kathy L. Pittman Distinguished Service Award to the Wong family of Hammond, owners and operators of Trey Yuen and other area restaurants; and the L.E. Chandler Award for student assistance to Larry Hymel, former Sports Information Director and Alumni Association Athletic coordinator.
     The Association’s Friendship Oak Award was presented to Ralph Shaw, professor emeritus of chemistry; former music educator Janet Moran, a volunteer for the Alumni Association; and Alpha Kappa Sorority on the occasion of their 40th anniversary at Southeastern.

 

ABOVE:SOUTHEASTERN HONORS ALUMNI OF THE YEAR - The Southeastern Alumni Association recognized physician and scientist William T. Cefalu as its Alumnus of the Year and attorney Charles “Chuck” Toney of the Young Alumnus of the Year. Pictured are, from left, are Alumni Association President Brad Stevens, Toney; Cefalu, Alumni Association Executive Director Michelle Biggs, and Southeastern President John L. Crain.

 

Colleges honor alumni

COLLEGE ALUMNI HONORED -  Southeastern graduates were honored with Alumni of the Year recognition by their respective colleges at Homecoming’s Alumni Awards event. Pictured, from left, are Alumni Association President Brad Stevents; honorees Robert Yarborough, College of Business; Monica Nijoka, College of Nursing and Health Sciences; Eugene R. London Jr., College of Science and Technology; Barbara Forrest, College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences; A.J. Bodker, College of Education; Alumni Association Executive Director Michelle Biggs; and Southeastern President John L. Crain.

 
   

Dance, lectures, music and art highlight Fanfare’s second week
Dance, lectures, music and an art exhibit are some of the events highlighting the second week of Fanfare, Southeastern’s annual fall arts festival.
     First up is Southeastern Dance’s presentation of “DanceInterwoven: A Night of Improvisational Dance and Music” on Oct. 10. Scheduled at 6:30 p.m., the event begins outside of Pottle Music Building and evolves into a night of live music and dance on stage.
     Tickets to the 60-minute concert are $8 for students, seniors and children and $10 general admission and will be available one hour prior to the performance in the Pottle lobby.
     For more information, contact Costa at Keith.Costa@southeastern.edu.    
     On Oct. 11, the Department of History and Political Science’s “Then and Now Lecture Series” continues with the second presentation of the free series. Southeastern HIPS faculty member Keith Finley will present “Local World War II Veterans Tell Their Stories: The Center for Southeast Louisiana Studies Interviews” at 1 p.m. in Pottle Auditorium.
     “World War II veterans often were reluctant to talk about their experiences when they first returned home. But approaching old age, many began to tell their stories for posterity,” Finley said. “Dozens came forward to do so at Southeastern’s Center for Southeast Louisiana Studies. I will describe that process and recount some of the best anecdotes the center collected.”
     Also on Oct. 11, Southeastern’s Contemporary Art Gallery will open a sculpture installation by Jamey Grimes, an instructor of drawing, sculpture, and 3D design and engineering at Alabama. The free opening reception will take place from 5 – 7 p.m. in the gallery.
     The exhibit, “Fragments of a Conversation with Nature,” will be uniquely tailored by Grimes for the CAG’s space, has been described by the artist as creating an environment of organic forms that are both alien and familiar. The exhibit will remain open until Nov. 10 and is free and open to the public.    
     The final lecture of the free series, “Generations of Struggle: Perspectives on Race and Justice from Reconstruction to the Present,” is scheduled Oct. 12 at 6:30 p.m. in the Hammond Library.  
     The Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra will present “Evening at the Cinema” on Oct. 13. Scheduled at 7:30 p.m. in Columbia Theatre, the concert includes Verdi’s “Overture to La Forza del destino,” Bock’s “Fiddler on the Roof for Violin and Orchestra,” and Tchaikovsky’s “Suite from Swan Lake.”
     General admission tickets are $37 and $20 and are available at lpomusic.com.
     Rounding out the week is a free book festival at the Hammond Library, located at 314 East Thomas St. in downtown Hammond. Scheduled Oct. 14, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., the event will have an autumn adventure theme featuring a canned and nonperishable food drive benefiting the Tangi Food Pantry, as well as a pumpkin decorating station, where children can decorate a free pie-sized pumpkin from the library. Local non-profits and other organizations will be in attendance to provide the public with giveaways and information items. Everyone will be provided with a free book.
     Fanfare tickets are on sale at the Columbia/Fanfare box office, 220 E. Thomas Street, 543-4371. The box office is open Monday through Friday, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. and one hour prior to Columbia performances. For a complete schedule, contact the Columbia/Fanfare office at 543-4366 or visit columbiatheatre.org.

Employee Benefits and Wellness Fair is Oct. 10
The Employee Benefits and Wellness Fair is scheduled tomorrow, Oct. 10, in the Student Union Ballroom from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.  

     Employees can make changes to current benefits, add new benefits, and find new ways to save for retirement.
     Two presentations will be offered this year. The first is scheduled at 9:30 a.m. and is titled “Maximize Your Life: Three Healthy Lifestyle Tips to Energize and Revitalize.” The second is scheduled at 2 p.m. and is titled “Get Your Laugh On.”
     Additionally, blood pressure checks will be offered, and attendees can enjoy fun snacks.

Southeastern art gallery to showcase Tuscaloosa sculptor 
An exhibit by University of Alabama sculptor Jamey Grimes – titled “Fragments of a Conversation with Nature”—will be on display in Southeastern’s Contemporary Art Gallery Oct. 11 – Nov. 10.
     An instructor of drawing, sculpture, and 3D design and engineering at Alabama, Grimes’ work is described by the artist as resembling corals and lattices of living vines resting on pedestals or suspended from the ceiling.
     The opening reception will be held from 5-7 p.m. Oct. 11 in the gallery. The gallery is located in East Stadium, 411 Ned McGehee Drive. The exhibit is free and open to the public.
     The exhibit, which will be uniquely tailored by Grimes for the CAG’s space, will immerse the audience in an environment of organic forms that are both alien and familiar. In a 2017 interview with Locate Art’s blog “The Focus,” Grimes said that his early interest and studies in biology set him on his pursuit of a career in art rather than science.
     “When studying biology, I discovered that my biggest and best questions fit more appropriately in an art conversation rather than within a scientific career,” he said. “I’ve definitely been inspired by explorations and observations of the natural world.”  

Grant from 23andMe aids in genetics instruction at Southeastern
An educational grant from the genetics testing firm 23andMe, Inc. (“23andMe”) will enable some Southeastern students taking undergraduate biology courses the opportunity to gain a greater understanding of genetics than in a traditional course.
     Biology Instructor Tara Turley-Stoulig was awarded 100 complimentary 23andMe Health + Ancestry Service kits after applying to the 23andMe Education Grant program. Turley-Stoulig was selected as one of the three grand prize winners for her innovative teaching proposal that advances genetics education.
     “We will be using the 23andMe Health + Ancestry Service to give students the opportunity to gain greater insight into basic genetics,” Turley-Stoulig said.  “These will be very interactive classes with lots of participation by the students.”
     Approximately 100 students in her introductory biology course and genetics course will have the option to participate in the project.
     Turley-Stoulig believes students are expected to show significantly more interest in the topic of genetics when their personal profiles are involved.
     “The project will enhance the biology learning experience and provide a mechanism by which students become aware of technologies and information that they may not otherwise have exposure to,” she explained. “In addition, I think this may encourage students to pursue studies in genetics and other STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) disciplines.”
     Students involved in the project will take a pre-assessment test to gauge their current knowledge of genetics and an after-project test to determine what they learned.
     Turley-Stoulig said the science behind the genetics testing will be discussed, including the processing of the sample and how the data is generated. Included will be instruction on the molecular techniques used in the lab.
     Using the 23andMe kits, the students will provide a saliva sample in the tube provided in the kit. Once results are available online, the class will be able to talk about what the data means, Turley-Stoulig said.
     “We will involve the students in learning how to interpret the data from their results so they can see frequencies of certain variants in the class and learn about human traits,” she said. “It’s important that the students learn what the data can and cannot tell you.”
     A final aspect of the program involves a collaboration with the Southeastern Department of Computer Science and Industrial Technology. Working with Assistant Professor of Computer Science John Burris, the students can opt-in to share their 23andMe genetic data to be mapped in mathematical algorithms to yield an artistic rendition of their genetic information. The algorithms will be used to create a musical rendition of each student’s genetic data and a piece of computer-generated visual art.
     “This is an unusual approach to genetics data interpretation, but it is a fun and creative approach that allows students to appreciate their genetic makeup in a different light,” Turley-Stoulig said.
     “We expect this project to enhance the biology learning experiences for undergraduate students,” she said. “Research shows that diverse modes of instruction result in increased learning, and by employing this model the students will be exposed to higher-level lab skills and techniques that are not generally covered with students at this level.”
Students study genetics
LEARNING ABOUT GENETICS – Southeastern nursing student Emily Kron of Ponchatoula, left, receives her 23andMe Health + Ancestry Service testing kit and instructions from Southeastern Biology Instructor Tara Turley-Stoulig. Southeastern students are participating in an interactive genetics course designed to provide a more intensive orientation to the topic of human genetics. The project is sponsored by the geneticd testing firm 23andMe, Inc.

Southeastern conducts blood drive

Blood Drive conductedDevan Hariford, right, a Southeastern nursing major from Brusly, gives blood Wednesday, while Nolita Carrier of the Blood Center preps accounting major Karen Villegas of Kenner for donation. The blood drive was held on campus as part of Homecoming Week. The students said they were inspired to donate blood after seeing the news of the Las Vegas shooting.

 

The Office of Student Advocacy and Accountability relocates

The newly-renamed Office of Student Advocacy and Accountability (formerly Student Conduct) is now located in 207 Mims Hall. The office moved from its previous location in the Student Union Annex Suite 1305.

Jazz Ensemble and Combo concert tonight
The University Jazz Ensemble and Combo, under the direction of Michael Brothers and John Madere, will present their first concert of the fall 2017 semester tonight at 7:30 p.m., in Pottle Music Building Recital Hall. Admission is free.
     The program will include “Bye Bye Blackbird” by Ray Henderson and Mort Dixon, arranged by Tom Kubis; “Computer,” composed and arranged by Bob Mintzer; “Speak Like A Child” by Herbie Hancock, arranged by Bob Mintzer; “Four” by Miles Davis, arranged by Willie Maiden; “A Brazilian Affair,” composed and arranged by Bob Mintzer; and “Nostalgia In Times Square” by Charles Mingus, arranged by Ray Leonard.
     For more information, contact the Department of Fine and Performing Arts at 549-2184.

Lauren Duski

Southeastern’s Columbia Theatre to present The Heart Behind the Music
Southeastern’s Columbia Theatre for the Performing Arts will present Teddy Gentry, a member of the country music group Alabama, Grammy Award Winner John Berry, “The Voice” finalist Lauren Duski, pictured above, and Dove Award Winner Lenny LeBlanc in one night of hit songs and stories in “The Heart Behind the Music,” songwriter’s showcase.
     Scheduled Oct. 18, at 7:30 p.m., the concert will take place in the downtown Hammond theatre. Following the concert, fans can take part in a free meet and greet with the artists.
     Columbia Theatre Director Roy Blackwood said the songwriter’s showcase brings to the stage some of the world’s best singers and songwriters who share the meaning and music behind their songs.
     “This concert provides an up close and personal insight into some of the greatest music ever written and performances by some of the music industry’s most talented musicians,” said Blackwood. “We are excited about bringing these award-winning musicians to the Columbia Theatre in this great, family-oriented production.”
     Gentry co-wrote 16 of Alabama’s 43 number one hits, including “Christmas in Dixie,” “Give Me One More Shot,” “How Do You Fall in Love,” “Why Lady Why,” and many others.
     Berry, a well-known country singer and songwriter, has had 19 hits on Billboard Hot Country Songs charts, including the number one single “Your Love Amazes Me.” He also received the Horizon Award and was nominated top male vocalist by the Country Music Association.
     Duski, a rising country singer and songwriter, started performing in public at the age of seven and has written songs since middle school. She found a place in the hearts of millions of viewers during her recent appearance as a finalist on NBC’s television show “The Voice.”
     Singer and songwriter LeBlanc has had number one hits for Michael W. Smith (“Above All”), Sawyer Brown (“Treat Her Right”), and the most current release from Willie Nelson (“Old Timer”). A powerful vocalist, LeBlanc was also a part of the duo LeBlanc and Carr, who had the top 10 hit “Falling.”
     Tickets for “The Heart Behind the Music” are $30 in the orchestra or balcony and $40 in the loge. Tickets can be purchased at the Columbia Theatre Box Office at 220 East Thomas Street in Hammond, which is open 11 a.m. – 4 p.m., Monday-Friday, online at columbiatheatre.org, or by phone at 543-4371.
     A special student ticket price of $15 is available for all students of any school, while supplies last. Students must present their school IDs at the Columbia box office to receive the discounted price.   

     Additionally, all Southeastern faculty, retired faculty or university staff with ID may purchase one ticket for the concert and receive one ticket at half price. Both tickets must be purchased in the same transaction and for the same price at the Columbia box office.
     For more information, contact the Columbia Theatre at 543-4366.

David Armand

Southeastern names Armand writer-in-residence
Award-winning novelist and Southeastern English Instructor David Armand has been named the university’s writer-in-residence.
     A native of Folsom and resident of Hammond, Armand is the author of three novels, a book of poetry and a memoir based on the mental health struggles of his mother. He is due to have another novel published next year.
     “We’re so fortunate to have a writer as prolific and talented as David serve as our writer- in-residence,” said Karen Fontenot, dean of the College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences. “David is a nationally recognized author who excels in a variety of genres, including fiction, memoir, and poetry. Our students are lucky to have him as a resource.”
     “As our new writer-in-residence, David Armand will provide our students with ongoing support for their writing beyond what he is already teaching in creative writing classes and thesis direction,” said David Hanson, head of the Department of English. “I cannot count how many times students throughout the university have made a special point to tell us how a class taught by David turned out to be a transformative experience for them because his teaching raised them to an appreciation of literature and a love of writing that they had never suspected possible for themselves.”
     As writer-in-residence, Armand will be allowed some time away from teaching in order to spend more time on writing. He will continue to teach creative writing, will direct graduate students’ theses and expects to set up special readings and talks in Southeastern’s Writing Center.
     Armand received both his undergraduate and graduate degrees in English at Southeastern; he readily acknowledges the instruction and support he received from the university and faculty members who served as mentors.
     In 2016 he was honored with Southeastern’s President’s Award for Artistic Activity and was named the St. Tammany President’s Artist of the Year. His first novel, “The Pugilist’s Wife,” earned the George Garrett Fiction Prize, and his second novel, “Harlow,” was listed on Amazon’s best novels about dysfunctional families.
     Armand has been recognized by reviewers as an up-and-coming Southern author whose works have been compared to William Faulkner, Flannery O’Connor and Cormac McCarthy. He draws heavily from his experiences in south Louisiana in his work.
     “I always have to be writing about Louisiana; it is what I know,” he said. “One of the most powerful aspects of literature is how the most inherently regional stories are often the most universally understood.”
     In addition to “The Pugilist’s Wife” and “Harlow,” his works include the novel “The Gorge,” the memoir “My Mother’s House,” and the book of poetry “The Deep Woods.”

Let's Talk Art scheduled Oct. 18
The second lecture of the free fall series “Let’s Talk: Art,” sponsored jointly by Southeastern’s Department of Visual Art + Design, the Hammond Regional Arts Center (HRAC), and Friends of Sims Memorial Library, is scheduled Wednesday, Oct. 18, at 5 p.m.
     The presentation will be held at the Southeastern Contemporary Art Gallery on campus.
Brianna Reeves, art history concentration student, will present “Jean Dubuffet’s Return to Humanity in the Context of World War II.”         
     “In 1940s Paris during the German occupation, the French modern artist Jean Dubuffet created an art style known as Art Brut, in which he demanded a return to humanity. Inspired by the art of children and the insane, Dubuffet renounced traditional academic painting in the face of an ‘anti-rational’ world,” said Sims Library Director Eric Johnson. “This talk is an evaluation of this seminal work and a discussion of its relevance today.”
     For more information, contact Johnson at 549-3962.

Computer Science and Industrial Technology receives donationSoutheastern receives donation from performance contractors
Steve Bomar of Performance Contractors, Inc., one of the state’s largest industrial contracting and fabrication firms, presents a $2,500 check to Southeastern senior Rashaan Albert of Baton Rouge, president of the SLU chapter of the American Welding Society. The funds will be used to send several Southeastern students to the national organization’s annual meeting in November in Chicago. 

     Pictured are, from left, Southeastern Vice President for University Advancement Wendy Johns Lauderdale, Director of Development Lynn Horgan, IT Instructor Anthony Blakeney, Bomar, Albert, and industrial technology students Elliot Crosby of New Orleans, Samson Ajayi of Nigeria, and Mac McGuire of Mandeville.

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, Nov. 3.
     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 jbranham@southeastern.edu

SOUTHEASTERN IN THE NEWS

Action News
Southeastern announces new scholarships for high achievers
BR Advocate
14 students will reign over SLU Homecoming this week; queen will be crowned during Saturday game
Southeastern announces 2017 Homecoming royalty
Dance, lectures, music and art highlight Fanfare's second week

Community college in Livingston Parish moving forward
Louisiana plans to restore the dying Maurepas Swamp with water diverted from the Mississippi
Lafayette Advertiser
Universities breaking records, reversing trends
Livingston Parish News
Southeastern Student Government Association to lead community service project for hurricane relief

Louisiana Radio Network
Southeastern has new scholarships to attract high achieving students
New Orleans Times Picayune
SLU launches new scholarships tied to high test scores, high school GPAs
The Cut
There’s a scientific explanation for why fire is so romantic (Matt Rossano)
WDSU-TV
Southeastern students donate blood in response to Las Vegas shooting

THIS WEEK IN ATHLETICS

The Southeastern football, soccer, volleyball, cross country, tennis and softball teams will all be in action during this week in Southeastern Athletics.
     The SLU football team (3-3, 3-1 Southland) will carry a three-game winning streak in to its 6 p.m. contest at Southland Conference foe Houston Baptist. The game will be televised on ESPN3 and can also be heard on the Southeastern Sports Radio Network (KSLU 90.9 FM, Kajun 107.1 FM, The Highway 104.7 FM, WFPR 1400 AM), online at www.LionSports.net/listenlive and via the TuneIn Radio app. The Lion Athletics Association will host a bus trip to HBU. The bus will leave from the Dugas Center for Southeastern Athletics at 10 a.m. on game day and will return immediately following the 6 p.m. contest between the Lions and the Huskies.
     The cost to be included on the trip is $50.00. Included in the cost is a ticket to the game, a light lunch with drinks on the way to the game. For more information or to purchase a spot on the trip, contact the LAA at 549-5091 or laa@southeastern.edu. Interested parties can also visit the LAA office located in West Strawberry Stadium.
     The Lady Lion soccer team (3-7-3, 1-3-2 Southland) hits the road for a pair of league matches this week. SLU will be at Stephen F. Austin on Friday at 7 p.m., before closing the week at Sam Houston State on Sunday with a 1 p.m. match.
     The volleyball team (2-17, 0-5 Southland) also has two conference contests on tap for this week. On Tuesday, the Lady Lions head to Lamar for a 7 p.m. match in Beaumont, Texas. SLU then heads home for a 1 p.m. match versus New Orleans. LionVision subscribers will be able to access a live video stream of Saturday’s match at www.LionSports.net/watch.
     Southeastern will also celebrate National Dessert Day in conjunction with Saturday’s match. Fans can enjoy sweet treats before the match courtesy of Southeastern Athletics Marketing and Promotions.
     The Southeastern cross country teams will participate in its final tune-up meet before the Southland Conference Championships, scheduled for Oct. 27. The Lions and Lady Lions will be in Tuscaloosa, Alabama on Friday to compete in the Alabama Crimson Classic.
     The SLU tennis team will compete in its third tournament of the fall this week. The Lions will be in Pensacola, Florida to compete in the UWF Fall Fling, scheduled for Friday through Sunday.
     The Southeastern softball team will look to continue its undefeated start to the fall season this week. On Wednesday, the Lady Lions will host Copiah-Lincoln Community College for a 10-inning exhibition at 4 p.m. at North Oak Park.
     The Ron Roberts Radio Show will air on Monday at 7 p.m. from Tope La Catering on East Thomas St. in downtown Hammond. The show is hosted by Allen Waddell and Roberts. It will air on the Southeastern Sports Radio Network (KSLU 90.9 FM, Kajun 107.1 FM, The Highway 104.7 FM, WFPR 1400 AM). Fans can also listen to the hour-long show online at www.LionSports.net/listenlive and via the TuneIn Radio app.

MON

OCT 9

Football, Ron Roberts Radio Show, Tope La Catering,

7 p.m. (KSLU 90.9 FM, Kajun 107.1 FM, The Highway 104.7 FM, WFPR 1400 AM)

   
TUES
OCT 10

Volleyball, at Lamar, Beaumont, Texas, 7 p.m.*

   
WED
OCT 11

Softball, vs. Copiah-Lincoln CC (10-inning Exhibition), North Oak Park, 4 p.m.

   
FRI
OCT 13

Soccer, at Stephen F. Austin, Nacogdoches, Texas, 7 p.m.*
Men’s and Women’s Cross Country, at Alabama Crimson Classic, Tuscaloosa, Ala., All Day
Tennis, at UWF Fall Fling, Pensacola, Fla., All Day

   
SAT
OCT 14

Football, at Houston Baptist, Houston, Texas, 6 p.m. (ESPN3) (KSLU 90.9 FM, Kajun 107.1 FM, The Highway 104.7 FM, WFPR 1400 AM)*
Volleyball, vs. New Orleans, University Center, 1 p.m. (LionVision)*
            - National Dessert Day
Tennis, at UWF Fall Fling, Pensacola, Fla., All Day

   
SUN
OCT 15

Soccer, at Sam Houston State, Huntsville, Texas, 1 p.m.*
Tennis, at UWF Fall Fling, Pensacola, Fla., All Day

Southeastern home events in bold.
* - Southland Conference contest

 

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