Kraemer receives Emeritus honors
The term “Emeritus” is a title awarded to only a few select individuals, and Southeastern
recognized Robert Kreamer with the honor at this year’s convocation.
Professor of Exercise Physiology and Exercise Physiology Lab Coordinator, Kraemer
joined the faculty in 1991. He immediately pursued the development of the modern exercise
physiology lab, which he coordinated for research projects conducted by undergraduate
and graduate students, as well as other faculty. Kraemer was awarded the 2005-2006
President’s Award for Excellence in Research for his outstanding work and research
in the Exercise Physiology Lab. His research focused on how exercise can be used to
prevent disease in people and rehabilitate them following illness or injury.
True Balance added to campus dining choices
To better assist students with food allergies, Southeastern food provider Aramark
has added True Balance Allergen Solutions to their dining program.
True Balance accommodates those students and customers with food allergies and
gluten intolerances. The menu has been carefully designed to create options for all
students to enjoy and will eliminate seven of the top eight food allergens: milk,
eggs, crustacean shellfish, tree nuts, peanuts, soy and wheat. These allergens cause
90% of allergic reactions in all people. Fin fish, the eighth item, will be incorporated
into the menu occasionally to allow for sufficient protein variety.
Aramark General Manager Martin Balisteri said the introduction of the station
is in direct response to student needs and supports the living and learning environment
on campus by ensuring the dining offerings meet the needs of all students regardless
of specific menu or ingredients needs and requests.
“We are happy to facilitate safe and healthy choices for students with food allergies
or special diets while dining on campus,” said Balisteri. “The goal is to provide
students with an equal opportunity to enjoy the dining services regardless of their
specific food allergy or sensitivity.”
Balisteri said the True Balance station has an eclectic menu that will serve
a variety of rotating menu items, including but not limited to spicy lemon chicken,
beef and mushroom pot roast, fresh vegetables, soups and salads. True Balance also
features gluten free options. The station will be open for lunch and dinner Monday
Lions roar at Hot August Night
LET'S HAVE A PARADE
Roomie and Southeastern's cheerleaders lead a parade through downtown Hammond during
Hot August Night.
MEETING THE FANS
Members of the Southeastern Football Team sign posters, footballs and other items
for fans during Lionpawlooza at Hot August Night.
Welcome Week highlights
Students were able to learn more about university organizations during the Information
Fair in the Student Union Quad, where departments and organizations were on hand to
answer questions about getting involved.
Students enjoyed the Campus Activities Board Roller Rave, a unique event to celebrate
the start of the new school year. Complete with black lights, CAB created a fun, throwback
roller glow rave for students to enjoy.
Southeastern Channel to stream football broadcasts on ESPN+
The Southeastern Channel will broadcast and stream Southeastern Louisiana University’s
first two home football games this fall on ESPN+, making Southeastern the only school
in Louisiana with students fully producing football games for ESPN.
“Being on ESPN is truly a dream come true,” said student play-by-play announcer
John Sartori of Mandeville, who won a 2018 student Emmy for on-camera talent. “I will
cherish every second of this coming season. The exposure we will be receiving is truly
second to none.”
The Emmy award-winning Southeastern Channel, honored by the Broadcast Education
Association as one of the top four in the nation two years running for its live sports
game broadcasts, will initially stream ESPN+ broadcasts for the Lions’ home opener
with Jacksonville State on Aug. 29 and the Sept. 21 Southland Conference contest with
“The fact that our broadcast will now be aired on ESPN is truly a tremendous
honor,” said game broadcast director student Dylan Domangue of Houma, who was play-by-play
announcer for the 2018 winning broadcast. “Our broadcasts are student-led, so having
our work on ESPN is a huge honor because our production is getting recognized alongside
Southeastern Channel General Manager Rick Settoon said streaming on ESPN+ means
increased exposure for Southeastern Athletics to more than two million paid subscribers.
“It’s an incredible honor that ESPN and the Southland Conference hold the quality
of our student productions in such high regard,” Settoon said. “It’s extremely rare
for a student-produced game broadcast to be selected for streaming on an ESPN platform.
This is the culmination of many years of hard work by our students and Southeastern
Channel supervising staff members.”
Game selections after the first four weeks of the season will be announced by
the Southland Conference 12 days prior to kickoff, allowing the best matchups to be
selected each week for various broadcast partners.
ESPN+ is the premium multi-sport, direct-to-consumer video service from The Walt
Disney Company’s Direct-to-Consumer and International segment in conjunction with
ESPN. It offers fans thousands of additional live events, on-demand content and original
programming not available on ESPN’s linear TV or digital networks.
Programming on ESPN+ includes hundreds of MLB, NHL and MLS games, thousands of college
sports events (including football, basketball and multiple other sports from more
than 15 conferences), Grand Slam tennis, international and domestic rugby, cricket,
and the full library of ESPN’s award-winning 30 for 30 films.
In recent years Southeastern Channel game broadcasts have streamed live on the
Southland Digital Network and aired on the Cox Sports Television Network.
“We are very excited to have Southeastern Louisiana home games added to our ever-expanding
menu of football broadcasts across the Southland Conference,” League Commissioner
Tom Burnett said. “The award-winning production efforts of the student-led Southeastern
Channel will be seen by a wider audience of football fans to enjoy watching the Lions
and other Southland competition.”
Settoon said that the Southeastern Channel provides unique sports broadcasting
opportunities for students whose work can be seen on national networks.
“We’re one of the very few college television stations in the entire country-
and the only one in the state or region- where students are able to do the play-by-play
announcing, color commentating, sideline reporting, live game directing and every
other crew position for Division One Football and other sports events,” Settoon said.
“Most college game productions relegate students to running camera or production assistant
The Southeastern Channel football broadcast from last season’s Lions vs. Abilene
Christian game won fourth place in the nation for Live Game Broadcast given by the
Broadcast Education Association.
ESPN+ is an integrated part of the ESPN App, the leading sports app and the premier
all-in-one digital sports platform for fans. The ESPN App is a showcase of the company’s
culture of innovation, delivering a rich, personalized experience that curates all
of ESPN’s incredible content around each fan’s individual tastes. ESPN+ is also available
through ESPN.com. Fans subscribe to ESPN+ for $4.99 a month or $49.99 per year and
can cancel at any time.
The Southeastern Channel has won over 400 national, international and regional
awards in the past 16 years, including 17 from the Emmys. The channel can be seen
on Charter Spectrum 199 in Tangipahoa, St. Tammany, Livingston and St. Helena parishes,
and its live webcast and video on demand can be viewed online via the channel’s website
at thesoutheasternchannel.com. It’s also on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and YouTube.
STEM Fest a success
Saturday’s second annual STEM Fest, sponsored by AT&T, saw more than 1,000 K-12 students
and parents attend the event at Southeastern’s Pennington Student Activity Center.
Participants enjoyed hands-on activities provided by 37 exhibitors from STEM-related
organizations, agencies and educational entities.
Southeastern was represented by 14 departments, organizations, and offices, including
Biology, Chemistry & Physics, Computer Science, Industrial & Engineering Technology,
Kinesiology & Health Sciences, Mathematics, and Sustainability. Industry exhibitors
included AT&T and Cricket Wireless, Turner Industries, North Oaks Health System, and
The event was organized by members of the Northshore STEM Coalition, for which
Southeastern and Northshore Technical Community College serve as leads. The coalition
is part of the national STEM Learning Ecosystem network, which builds collaborations
to better prepare youth and families ultimately for success in postsecondary STEM
programs and local STEM careers.
The purpose of the event is to inspire interest and enjoyment of STEM, to build
community relationships, and to serve as an information hub to parents for additional
programs and support throughout the year, including college and career pathways in
Exhibitors providing year-round educational opportunities included Southeastern
STEM Outreach programs through the Region VIII Science Fair, Science Olympiad, and
You Be the Chemist, as well as, NASA, LIGO, SOARR, parish libraries, robotics teams
for all ages, Boy Scouts, STEM Scouts, and Girl Scouts. Organizations also provided
information for teachers, including Southeastern Teaching & Learning and 3D-EXSTREAM.
The event will be followed by nine community STEM Cafes throughout Livingston,
St. Helena, St. Tammany, Tangipahoa, and Washington parishes, which are a smaller
events designed to promote quality interactions between youth and volunteer STEM professionals.
Event co-chairs Wendy Conarro and Troy Williams were pleased with the participation
and enjoyment by the community and are already planning next year's event scheduled
Saturday, Aug. 22, 2020.
For more information, visit www.southeastern.edu/stemfest, www.tangistem.org (soon to be www.northshorestem.org) or email Conarro or Williams at email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Dr. Moses Ihachi from the Department of Chemistry and Physics conducts an experiment
to the delight of attendees at STEM Fest Saturday.