Southeastern launches semester with Welcome Week
Students new and returning to Southeastern are invited to jumpstart the fall semester
with a multitude of activities and events offered through Welcome Week.
Scheduled Aug. 18-25, Welcome Week is intended to help students make Southeastern
their home away from home and to settle into campus life as classes begin, said Eric
Summers, vice president of Student Affairs.
“Adjusting to university life can be challenging, especially for new, beginning
students,” Summers said. “Our hope is that their participation in Welcome Week will
lessen their anxieties and prepare them for a successful semester.”
Welcome Week began yesterday with “Move-in Mane-ia.” Students checked in at the
Student Union where they met their residence assistants, picked up key card details
and room keys and participated in a one-stop-shop of information and services available
to resident students.
Southeastern sponsors part-time job fair for students
Southeastern students seeking part-time jobs are invited to attend a part-time job
fair sponsored by the Office of Career Services on Aug. 29. Area employers looking
to hire multiple employees are invited to participate in the free event.
Scheduled from 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., the event will take place at the Student
“The fair offers an opportunity for students interested in part-time employment
or internships to connect with approximately 35 local employers,” said Director of
Career Services Ken Ridgedell. “Employers’ representatives will be on hand to accept
job applications from currently enrolled Southeastern students.”
Ridgedell said the part-time job fair is a casual dress event for students to
drop by between classes.
Although the event is free, employers are encouraged to register as soon as possible
due to limited space. Registration is available at southeastern.edu/career.
The university’s official Career Fair 2019, Career Services’ annual job fair
for upperclass students and recent alumni looking for full-time placement, will be
held Sept. 19, from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., at the Pennington Student Activity Center.
For additional information about the part-time job fair or Career Fair, visit
southeastern.edu/careerservices or call 549-2121.
Board of Regents to present funding opportunities
Representatives from the Board of Regents will be on campus Sept. 4 for presentations
and one-on-one meetings regarding upcoming funding opportunities. This regional meeting
is scheduled from 2:30 to 5 p.m. at the Student Union, room 2207.
If you are interested in attending, please RSVP to the Office of Sponsored Research
and Programs, 549-5312 or firstname.lastname@example.org as soon as possible.
Tutoring offered for math and chemistry at Sims Library
Students who need help with math and chemistry classes can find it Sundays and Mondays
at Sims Memorial Library. The Tutoring Center will have tutors available both evenings
from 6-9 p.m., in the Reference Department, on the first floor of the library.
“The tutoring sessions have become quite popular, so we are happy to announce
a few changes to accommodate more students,” said Tutoring Center Coordinator Marie
Tutoring will be offered in three sessions, starting at 6, 7, and 8 p.m.
Tutoring will move to the first floor, where students will have more space and access
The first sessions of fall semester will be Sunday, Sept. 8 and Monday, Sept. 9.
Students are asked to come prepared with questions from their class lectures or homework,
and to bring all necessary materials for the subject they are studying.
“Students can come and stay as long as they need, but should be present at the
start of a session” said Bernard. “By changing the format, we hope to provide a more
systematic and structured tutoring session with fewer disruptions.”
“We are excited to work with the Center for Student Excellence to offer tutoring
sessions at Sims Library,” said Library Director Eric Johnson. “It is our hope that
these sessions will help students who are unable to make appointments during the week
at the Tutoring Center.”
Tutoring is available in pre-selected math and chemistry courses. Students will
be able to work with tutors for an unspecified amount of time with the understanding
that tutors may be assisting several students in different courses concurrently.
Areas of tutoring include the following:
Math (105, 151/161, 162, 163, 175, 200, 201, 241)
Chemistry (101, 102, 107, 121, 122, 265, 266)
For more information, contact Bernard at 549-5717.
Community Music School registration now open
Southeastern’s Community Music School (CMS) is accepting registrations for its 2019
session, which begins Sept. 3.
Registration will remain open throughout the semester, however registrations
received after Aug. 26 will incur a $20 late fee.
The 13-week fall semester will offer individual lessons on various instruments
and voice to students of all ages at three locations – Southeastern’s main campus
in Hammond, the Southeastern Livingston Center in Walker, and North Shore Technical
Community College in Lacombe. In addition, violin, viola and cello students who have
one year of previous experience may participate in the five-week orchestra session,
said CMS Director Jivka Duke. Students who wish to pursue music as a career can take
advantage of the recently lunched Music Career Track program. Opportunities for music
theory classes and ensemble formation are also available upon request, Duke said.
“We look forward to launching the fall 2019 semester. We are passionate about
providing the best quality of music education and helping our talented students reach
their goals and dreams,” said Duke. “We are very excited to once again have our Concerto
Competition Winners perform as soloists with the Southeastern Symphony Orchestra in
October. We also look forward to the performance of our younger CMS orchestra as well
as the end of the semester recitals where we celebrate the accomplishments of all
of our students.”
Duke said the generous sponsorship of First Guaranty Bank will allow the CMS
once again to offer discounted tuition to students who received reduced or free lunch
at their schools during the 2018-2019 academic year.
For more information about CMS programs and general registration, call 549-5502,
or visit the CMS website at www.southeastern.edu/cms.
Faculty, staff honored for years of service
Faculty and staff were honored at the annual convocation Friday for their years of
service to the university. Faculty and staff who have worked at the university for
25, 30, 35, 40, and 50 years were honored.
45 Years of Service
Honored for 45 years of service was Clarice Blades.
40 Years of Service
John Yeargain, left, was honored for 40 years of service to the university. Congratulating
him is President Crain.
35 Years of Service
President Crain presents Connie Turner with a clock in recognition of 35 years of
service to the university.
30 Years of Service
Those honored for 30 years of service included Michael Budden, Wanda Crawford, Tilak
DeAlwis, Rakesh Duggal, Kimberly Finley, Eva Gold, David Gurney, Bobby Jones, Rhonda
McLin, Paulette Poche, and Hayden Reno.
25 Years of Service
Those honored for 25 years of service included Amy Acosta, Karen Baham, Linda Bankston,
Anna Bass, Sandra Beavers, Michelle Bellavia, Melissa Jacob Bourgeois, Connie Davis,
Lori Fairburn, Tommy Giluso, Patricia Helton, Gary Howard, Daniel McCarthy, Aileen
Mootoo-Robertson, Brenda Sciortino, George Smith, Lillian Stiegler, John Trowbridge,
Tina Wainwright, and Barry Williams.
Southeastern to host STEM Fest for students, parents
Students and their parents will have the opportunity to feed their minds with hands-on
STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) activities and discussions at the
second annual Back-to-School STEM Fest at Southeastern Louisiana University Saturday,
The free event is scheduled at the Pennington Student Activity Center, located
on the corner of University Avenue and General Pershing, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Southeastern’s Assistant Director of Math Science Upward Bound high school program
Wendy Conarro said STEM Fest offers fun for the whole family and provides hands-on
activities in science, technology, engineering, and math through games and experiments
with robotics, aeronautics, health, medicine, the environment, and more.
“Parents will learn about activities planned throughout the school year to support
their children’s interest and development,” said Conarro.
Registration for STEM Fest is free, and the first 700 students pre-registered
receive a free string bag. To register, visit www.southeastern.edu/stemfest. Registration is also available at the door. Lunch and snacks will be available to
purchase from student organizations.
“In addition, monthly community STEM Cafes will be held throughout Tangipahoa,
as well as Livingston, St. Helena, and Washington parishes as follow ups to STEM Fest,”
Conarro said. “Organized by the Northshore STEM Coalition, this new event series is
designed to excite students about STEM and to support their success in school.”
Northshore STEM Coalition is a coalition of education, industry, community, and
business leaders dedicated to expanding quality STEM education opportunities throughout
the greater Tangipahoa Parish area, Conarro said.
YEA! now accepting applications
As a proud education partner and host of the local Young Entrepreneurs Academy, Southeastern’s
College of Business is excited to announce that YEA! is now accepting applications
from the children, grandchildren, nieces and nephews of Southeastern faculty and staff
for its upcoming class. YEA! is a national, non-profit organization that teaches and
empowers students ages 11 to 18 to launch and run their own, real, small businesses
through an engaging, projects-based program.
In partnering with and hosting the Young Entrepreneurs Academy, YEA! has generously
offered to provide a discount to the children, grandchildren, nieces and nephews of
our employees who apply.
The ultimate goal of this organization is to encourage entrepreneurial education
and action at a young age, as well as provide students with the opportunity to compete
for college scholarships at the National YEA! Saunders Scholars Competition that takes
place annually in May.
Don’t miss out on this exciting opportunity. Apply today.