Southeastern Visual Arts Department displays student exhibit
Southeastern’s Visual Arts + Design Department is currently featuring a student exhibit
in the Contemporary Art Gallery through March 29.
Current Southeastern art students submitted over 200 pieces of art from across
the curricula including photography, sculpture, digital art, ceramics, drawing, painting,
printmaking, and the newest concentration, theatre design. Out of all the entries,
100 pieces were selected as part of the exhibit.
Contemporary Art Gallery hours are Monday through Thursday, 8 a.m.- 5 p.m., with
extended hours until 8 p.m. on Wednesdays, and Friday 8 a.m.- 12 p.m.
For more information, contact Gallery Director Dale Newkirk at 549-5080 or the
Visual Arts + Design Department at 549-2193.
Southeastern Counseling Center to host seminar on recognizing underground drug activity
Southeastern’s Counseling Center, in conjunction with the Tangipahoa Reshaping Attitudes
for Community Change Coalition (TRACC), will host a seminar on recognizing the signs
of underground drug activity in area communities. Scheduled March 6 in the Student
Union Ballroom, the free seminar will take place in two sessions from 8:30 to 11:30
a.m. and then from 12:30 to 3:30 p.m.
Internationally renowned drug and alcohol expert Jermaine Galloway, also known
as “The Tall Cop,” will train local law enforcement officials and Southeastern faculty,
staff and students, said University Counseling Assistant Director Annette Baldwin.
Galloway will share his experience and knowledge about the world of the drug subculture
through his program “High in Plain Sight.”
“Those taking part in the training will see first-hand examples of drug-related
apparel, complete with stash compartments, marijuana edibles of all kinds and physical
and emotional indicators of drug use,” said Baldwin. “Officer Galloway’s program ‘Tall
Cop Says Stop,’ was created from his more than 15 years of experience specializing
in underage drinking and drug enforcement as an Idaho law enforcement officer.”
Baldwin said the seminar is designed for parents, educators and school administration,
prevention and treatment providers, law enforcement, counselors, probations officers
and coalition members.
Topics to be covered include alcohol and drug clothing, signs and symptoms, alcoholic
energy drinks and alcopops, non-traditional alcoholic beverages, synthetic drugs,
including opioids, popular party drugs, e-cigarettes, inhalants, concentrates, and
over the counter drugs.
Baldwin said attendees will also learn about alcohol/drug containers and concealment
methods, drug paraphernalia, drug-related music and groups, new alcohol/drug-related
technology, youth party tendencies, party games, and social networking sites.
“We are glad to partner with TRACC on this project,” Baldwin said. “The university
has had representation on the TRACC Coalition for the past ten years. The coalition
is working to improve the safety and quality of life for the citizens of Tangipahoa
Parish by recognizing substance abuse as a serious social and public health issue
and addressing the dangers and risks to our youth.”
The workshop features more than 120 visual aids, Baldwin added. As part of the
seminar, Galloway will conduct a “community scan,” that involves visiting convenience
stores and other retail locations to maintain up-to-date knowledge of the local drug
Although the workshop is free, registration is required through Tangipahoa Parish
Prevention Safety Coordinator Taylor Addison at firstname.lastname@example.org.
For more information, contact Baldwin at 549-3894 or go to www.tallcopsaysstop.com.
Southeastern students win at journalism conference
Southeastern students in broadcast and print journalism recently won awards at the
Southeast Journalism Conference (SEJC) hosted by Harding University in Searcy, Ark.
Awards were given in the “Best of South” competition from entries representing
45 universities from states across the Southeast, including Alabama, Arkansas, Florida,
Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi and Tennessee.
The Southeastern Channel, the university’s educational television station, was
named second-place winner as “Best College TV Station in the South,” and the channel’s
student newscast, “Northshore News,” won second place for “Best College Video News
Program in the South.”
Larshall Green, editor-in-chief of Southeastern’s student newspaper “The Lion’s
Roar,” competed in a live onsite competition that involved individuals or teams working
in 11 different categories within specified time limits to produce a specific product.
Green took home first place honors for Feature Writing in the competition.
Also recognized at the conference were Associate Professor of Languages and Communication
Amber Narro with the 2018 Outstanding Journalism Educator Award and Languages and
Communication Professor Joseph Mirando with the first ever Outstanding Journalism
Educator of the Year Award.
“Best of the South” individual student winners were:
--Jonathan Rhodes of Slidell, first place for Best Sports Writer;
--Tara Barbe of Ponchatoula, fourth place for Best Television Hard News Reporting;
--Jaylon Morris of Baton Rouge, ninth place for Best Television News Feature
-- Green of Hammond, tenth place for Best Arts and Entertainment Writer.
SOUTHEASTERN JOURNALISM STUDENTS WIN AWARDS – Southeastern students in broadcast and print journalism recently won awards at
the Southeast Journalism Conference (SEJC), hosted by Harding University in Searcy,
Ark. From left, students Tara Barbe, Larshell Green and Jonathan Rhodes display their
award certificates following the awards ceremony. Photo courtesy of The Press Club.
UHC offers weekly Mindfulness Breaks for students at Sims Library
Now that the semester is at the midpoint, stress levels are rising, as seen at the
Counseling Center and University Health Center. It’s easy to feel overwhelmed or even
panic. Relax! The University Health Center has something to help students regain focus
and manage stress.
Beginning March 6, UHC is offering weekly mindfulness sessions -- through finals
week -- at Sims Library, 3rd floor. Every Tuesday at 3:30 p.m., students will be guided
through an exercise of physical relaxation and mindful breathing.
“These sessions help us understand the physiology of stress,” said Kay Grest,
a nurse at University Health Center. “Through breathing mindfully, you can expand
your awareness, learn to refocus, and be present for the task at hand.”
Although it's been practiced for centuries, the popularity of mindfulness has
surged in recent years. It is mentioned in magazines and on TV news and in the business
world where leaders are promoting mindfulness in the workplace to beat burnout and
For the past two years, Grest has lead the popular “Take a Breather” study breaks
at Sims Library during final exams. She is also active in the Peace & Purpose team,
a university mindfulness initiative.
For more information, contact Angie Balius, at 549-3898 or email@example.com.
Southeastern’s Center for Southeast Louisiana Studies seeks WWI related items for
exhibit, archival collection
Southeastern’s Center for Southeast Louisiana Studies is seeking World War I artifacts
and memorabilia for a project commemorating the WWI Centennial.
According to Leon Ford Endowed Chair, Professor of History, and Director of the
Center for Southeast Louisiana Studies Samuel Hyde, WWI is alternately known as the
“Great War” and the “War to End All Wars” and represented an unprecedented human tragedy
that devastated Europe and gave rise to political and economic configurations that
continue to challenge our world today.
“In our modern technology driven world, attention spans are short and memories
are often fleeting, but World War I left legacies of profound significance to American
development, and Louisiana was no exception,” Hyde said. “We intend this to be an
all-inclusive project that highlights the varied contributions of Louisianians to
the war effort. In addition to creating an exhibit focused on the war, the center
plans to begin collecting items for archival collections.”
Families, businesses or groups with connections to the soldiers and others who
served in both the military and civilian capacities are urged to contact the center,
Hyde said. The collections will be housed in the university archives for future use
Assistant Director for the Center for Southeast Louisiana Studies Keith Finley
said that the center already maintains some significant holdings related to the war
“We are interested in expanding those holdings to include contributions from
all segments of the community so that a proper appreciation of the complexities of
the war will be evident in our holdings.”
Finley noted that among the collections currently maintained by the center are
the Jahncke Shipyard Collection, famous for its World War I era shipbuilding, as well
as multiple newspaper collections and photographic collections emphasizing regional
life and culture during the war.
“We would love to secure uniforms, photographs, diaries, letters, or any other
war-era related items that people may have in their possession either to offer to
us on loan or to create a permanent collection,” he added.
The center plans to begin collecting items immediately and encourages individuals
from any segment of the community to contact the center to discuss possible donation
or loan of relevant items and artifacts.
To contact the center or for more information, call 549-2151 from 8 a.m. to 5
p.m. Monday-Thursday or 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Friday, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Student newsletter launched
Launched just yesterday, What's Up at Southeastern is a new biweekly email newsletter
sent to all students with information on upcoming events, experiences and opportunities
What's Up at Southeastern was developed based on feedback from students requesting
a single source for campus event information and is coordinated though a committee
directed by the Division for Student Affairs. Faculty and staff can access the newsletter
through a link on the MyDen page of southeastern.edu.
An online process for submitting events for consideration will be announced in
For more information, email email@example.com.
Operation Easter Basket begins
The Louisiana Child Welfare Training Academy, the Social Work Club and the Association
of Latin American Students are organizing Operation Easter Basket to collect Easter
baskets with toys and first hand items for Foster kids.
We have boxes to drop unwrapped toys or pre-assembled baskets at Garrett Hall,
room 75 and White Hall, room 28-131. Boxes are available on the following dates: March
5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 19, 20 and 21. The available times to drop toys
or baskets are Monday – Thursdays from 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Fridays from 7:30 a.m.
to 12:30 p.m.
There are 100 children between 0 and 16 years old that we want to reach in foster
care at the Amite Office.
The following are some of the items requested: pre-assembled Easter baskets,
wrapped candy, baskets, shampoo and conditioner, toothbrushes, manicure and pedicure
kits, hair accessories, coloring books and crayons, stuffed animals, small toys, card
games, school supplies, movie passes, scented lotions, aftershave and gift cards.
For more information, contact Gabriela Pacheco at firstname.lastname@example.org.