ByLion
IN THIS ISSUE, FEBRUARY 4, 2019

New computer lab opens

Black History Month events 
Cast chosen for Ruddigore

Perkins speaks at MLK program
STEM Cafe held Jan. 26

Grad. app. deadline is Feb. 15

Southeastern in the News
This Week in Athletics

BYLION STORIES

 

Southeastern students to benefit from high tech computer lab
Envoc labSoutheastern students will soon benefit from a high-tech computer lab thanks to a generous donation from Envoc, a web and mobile software design, development and application-hosting firm based in Baton Rouge, with a second location in Hammond.
     Pending University of Louisiana System Board approval, the new space will be named the Envoc Innovation Lab and is located in the newly constructed Computer Science and Technology Building on Southeastern’s campus.
     After years of integrated teaching and mentorship in college classrooms, Envoc is investing in a more permanent involvement by funding development of the new lab, said Envoc CEO Calvin Fabre. Officially opened Jan. 29, the new lab will provide a work-like environment on campus that is an extension of Envoc’s company culture and mission to create a better reality.
     “Many of our Envoceans at our Hammond office are Southeastern graduates, as am I, and we like to stay involved and create learning opportunities for future developers,” said Fabre. “We personally help develop the computer science curriculum at Southeastern, and some of our Envoceans even facilitate project classes, offering students an opportunity to work side-by-side with thriving professionals on innovative projects. The Innovation Lab enhances that experience on campus.”
     Southeastern Assistant Professor of Computer Science and Undergraduate Coordinator of Computer Science and Industrial Technology John Burris worked closely with Envoc to organize the lab’s conception and opening.
     “Students are highly motivated by the opportunity to experience a real-world work environment, so the vision for the Innovation Lab was to immerse students in the environment of a software agency and encourage professionalism and innovation,” said Burris.
     Designed to mirror Envoc’s offices and provide students with a variety of stations to work alone or with a group, the new lab contains a lounge area, two rows of modern workstations, two futuristic privacy chairs, and a section where students can virtually sit in on Envoc’s developer meetings.
     “The innovation center is the result of education and software institutions coming together to invest in young developers,” said Professor of Computer Science Ghassan Alkadi. “The lab will provide an environment for computer science majors to receive professional mentorship, work on client-based projects, and gain knowledge beyond what can be self-taught or learned in a textbook.”
     For more information, contact the Department of Computer Science at 549-5740.

 

HIGH TECH COMPUTER LAB NOW OPEN - Southeastern students will soon benefit from a high-tech computer lab thanks to a generous donation from Envoc, a web and mobile software design, development and application-hosting firm based in Baton Rouge, with a second location in Hammond. Pending University of Louisiana System Board approval, the new space will be named the Envoc Innovation Lab and is located in the newly constructed Computer Science and Technology Building on Southeastern’s campus. Cutting the ribbon are, from left, Southeastern President John L. Crain and Envoc CEO Calvin Fabre.

Black History Month events this week
Celebrate Black History Month with these campus events:

 

Boyz N' Da Yard
Monday, Feb. 4 from 6:30-7:30 p.m. - Student Union 2022
Come kick off Southeastern’s NPHC Week with the men of the National Pan-Hellenic Council as they cover real-world topics. Refreshments will be served.
Sponsored by the National Pan-Hellenic Council


Paint and Converse
Tuesday, Feb. 5 from 6:30-8:30 p.m. - Student Union 2016
Paint Mardi Gras masks with the ladies of the National Pan-Hellenic Council - with a discussion on how to reveal your true legacy. Refreshments and supplies provided.
Sponsored by the National Pan-Hellenic Council

Movie Night: Creed II
Tuesday, Feb. 6 at 7 and 9:30 pm - Student Union Theatre
Sponsored by CAB

“Trap” Grocery Bingo
Tuesday, Feb. 6 at 6 pm and 8:30 pm - Student Union Theatre
Listen to the latest and greatest while you mark off your bingo cards!
Sponsored by the National Pan-Hellenic Council

For more information about any of the above events, please contact the Office of Multicultural and International Student Affairs at 549-2120 or multicultural@southeastern.edu.

Perkins speaks at MLK remembrance program

Alejandro "Al" PerkinsOutgoing Chairman of the University of Louisiana System Board of Supervisors Alejandro “Al” Perkins was the speaker for Southeastern’s Martin Luther King Jr. remembrance program held Monday (Jan. 28). Immediately following the remembrance march, Perkins’ remarks reflected on King’s life and impact. The event is sponsored annually by the Kappa Nu Chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha fraternity and the Office of Multicultural and International Student Affairs.

Livingston Parish Literacy & Technology Center hosts STEM Café

STEM Cafe activityThe Livingston Parish Community STEM Cafe brought hands-on STEM activities and college and career conversations to over 100 students and their parents from around Livingston and neighboring parishes during the Livingston Parish Community STEM Café Jan. 26. 
     Held at the Livingston Parish Literacy & Technology Center, the event was part of a year-long series of monthly Community STEM Cafes throughout the Northshore region to inspire students in STEM.
     Sponsored by Southeastern, AT&T, and a number of local contributors, including C&S Wholesale Grocery, and organized by the Tangi STEM Coalition, in which Southeastern faculty and staff play a leading role, the event exposed students to career possibilities and fun in a casual educational environment.
     Eleven Southeastern employees and two graduate students helped with the Livingston Parish Community STEM Café held Jan. 26 at the Southeastern Livingston Parish Literacy & Technology Center.
     Assisting with the event were graduate biology students Brooke Pererra and Hayes Jones.
     Southeastern faculty and staff who participated in the event included Troy Williams (Physics), Lawrence Mauerman and Ephraim Massawe (Industrial & Engineering Technology/Occupational Safety Health & Environment), Jen Peak (Biology), Alex Martinez (Sustainability Center), Srijana Ghimire and Prem Chadra (Chemistry), Sid Martin, (Industrial & Engineering Technology), Wendy Conarro (Math Science Upward Bound), and Daniel Rush and Paul Forbes (Livingston Parish Literacy & Technology Center).
     Visit www.tangistem.org/cafes for a list of upcoming events. For more information on how to get involved, email co-chairs Wendy Conarro or Troy Williams at wendy.conarro@southeastern.edu or troy.williams@southeastern.edu.

Ruddigore logo

Cast chosen for Southeastern Opera/Music Theatre Workshop’s Ruddigore
Southeastern’s Opera/Music Theatre Workshop will present Ruddigore (The Witch’s Curse) Feb. 7 and 8, at 7:30 p.m. at the Columbia Theatre for the Performing Arts in downtown Hammond.
     With music by Arthur Sullivan and script and lyrics by W.S. Gilbert, Ruddigore is a satirical take on the Victorian melodrama genre, said Charles Effler, director of the Opera/Music Theatre Workshop.
     “Ruddigore’s zany plot has it all -- ghosts, witches, curses, a mad woman, a sailor, a fair maiden, professional bridesmaids, disguises, and even a wicked villain who tries to make off with the fair maiden,” he said.
     Effler explained that all of the Baronets of Ruddigore are under a curse enacted by a witch long ago, and each of the successive Baronets must commit some type of a crime every day or else they will die.
     “Robin Oakapple has been living as a farmer for 10 years, working up the courage to ask the beautiful village maiden Rose Maybud for her hand, but he is hiding a secret -- he is actually Sir Ruthven, the Baronet of Ruddigore, and has been hiding in disguise while his younger brother Despard assumed the title -- and the curse,” Effler said. “Betrayed by his foster-brother Richard, Robin is discovered and must take on the responsibility of committing a crime every day in order to appease the curse and the ghosts of all his ancestors past, who are none too happy with his attempt to shirk his title and his duties. Robin must somehow find a way to lead the honest life he loves, but how?”
     The cast includes Ryan Blanchfield (Baton Rouge) as Sir Ruthven Murgatroyd (disguised as Robin Oakapple in Act I); Andrew Butler (New Orleans) as Richard Dauntless; William Dopp (New Orleans) as Sir Despard Murgatroyd; Wesley Newton (Bourg) as Old Adam Goodheart; Elizabeth Langley (Mandeville) as Rose Maybud; Sara Cage (Baton Rouge) and Anne Lebranche (Abita Springs) as Mad Margaret; Jayce Chance (Amite) and Madelyine Talyor (Watson) as Dame Hannah; Hannah Turner (Central) and Carley Duet (Cut Off) as Zorah; Vivian McCalman (Mandeville) as Ruth.
     Additional cast members include Lexi Bowers (Holden), Jess Dunlap (Clinton), Jaci Guidry (Cut Off), Caitlyn Rodrigue (Thibodaux), Camryn Rodrigue (Thibodaux), Alexa Salpietra (Belle Chasse) and Mary Vince (Pearl River) as the chorus of Professional Bridesmaids; Jody Bennett (Houston), Ryan Pitre (Lacombe), Logan Watts (Walker), and Canaan White (Ponchatoula) as City Gents in Act I and ghostly ancestors of the Murgatroyd clan in Act II; Alfred Harper (New Orleans) as Sir Roderic Murgatroyd, the most recently deceased baronet.
     Opera Workshop welcomes back guest stage director Rachel M. Harris, who has directed opera productions at Southeastern every year since 2008. The Department of Music and Performing Arts is represented by Charles Effler (musical preparation of the singers and orchestra) and Benjamin Norman (lighting design). Costume design is by Performing Arts Supply of Houston. The set design is by New Orleans designer Hannah Lax, and the set construction is from the New Orleans Opera Association Scene Shop.
     Advance tickets are available at the Columbia Theatre box office Monday through Friday from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. and will also be available beginning one hour prior to each performance. Ticket prices are $21 for adults; $16 for seniors, Southeastern faculty/staff and non-Southeastern students and $8 for children twelve and younger. Southeastern students are admitted free of charge with their university ID.
     For more information, contact Effler at ceffler@southeastern.edu.

February 15 is final day for students to apply for spring 2019 graduation
The final day for Southeastern students to apply to graduate in spring 2019 is Feb. 15, the university announced today.
     Students who do not submit the fee and application by Feb. 15 will not be considered a degree candidate for the Spring 2019 term. The $25 application fee should be paid directly to the Controller’s Office, located on North Campus in the Financial Aid Building, prior to completing the graduation application.
     Candidates for associate’s, bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degrees can apply for graduation by logging into their LeoNet campus accounts and choosing the “Self Service, Degree Progress/Graduation, Apply for Graduation” option. Instructions are available at southeastern.edu/admin/rec_reg/graduation/ or from the Southeastern Office of Records and Registration at 549-2066. There is also a direct link available at www.southeastern.edu/graduation. 
     Students seeking help completing the graduation application can also go to the recently opened Enrollment Services Express office on main campus in the Student Union, room 1301. 
     The graduation application for the Summer and Fall 2019 Commencement is now open. 
     Visit www.southeastern.edu/applyforgraduation for information regarding graduation application, deadlines, and fees.

SOUTHEASTERN IN THE NEWS

Baton Rouge Advocate
STEM Café introduces students to benefits of science, technology, engineering, math education

Hammond Daily Star

SLU to host high school leadership event

Fair offers job opportunities for people with disabilities

Livingston Parish News

Southeastern holds MLK remembrance march

STEAM Express offers technology, learning, and fun

New Orleans Advocate
St. Tammany College Notes for Jan. 30 (Leadership Honors: Richard Davis Jr.)

THIS WEEK IN ATHLETICS

The Southeastern Louisiana softball team opens the 2019 season, the basketball, tennis and track teams continue their campaigns, while Southeastern Athletics hosts the Football Signing Day Bash and Season Ticket Appreciation event during this week in Southeastern Athletics.
     The SLU softball team will host Lion Classic I in North Oak Park. Prior to the tournament’s start, the Lady Lions will welcome San Jose State on Thursday for the 5 p.m. season opener. On Friday, the tournament officially opens with SLU hosting Southern Illinois at 3 p.m. and Northern Illinois at 5 p.m.
     SLU takes on Northern Illinois at 1 p.m. and Mississippi Valley State at 3:30 p.m. on Saturday. On Sunday, Southeastern closes the tournament with a noon contest versus MVSU. LionVision subscribers will be able to access a live video stream (no audio) of this week’s softball tournament at www.LionSports.net/watch.
     The Southeastern men’s basketball team (9-13, 5-4 Southland) has won five of six games heading into this week’s action, as the Lions head on the road this week. On Wednesday, SLU travels to Texas A&M-Corpus Christi for a 7 p.m. contest. Southeastern will then make the trek to Conway, Arkansas to face Central Arkansas at 4 p.m. on Saturday.
     The women’s basketball team (8-12, 3-6 Southland) will open the week at home, hosting Texas A&M-Corpus Christi for a 7 p.m. contest on Wednesday in the University Center. On Saturday, SLU heads to UCA for a 2 p.m. contest in Conway, Arkansas.
     General admission tickets will be priced at $4 on Wednesday in honor of National Women in Sports Day. The first 150 fans will receive a trading card featuring Charliee Dugas, Wednesday’s Spotlight Player of the Game, courtesy of PRIDE.
     Wednesday is also a Cane’s Challenge game. If the Lady Lions score 50 or more points versus the Islanders, fans can redeem their game ticket of student coupon at their local participating Raising Cane’s Chicken Fingers to receive a free combo with the purchase of another of equal or greater value.
     Wednesday’s women’s game will be televised by the Southeastern Channel on a tape delay and the game will be streamed on the Southland Digital Network at www.Southland.org/live and via the Southland apps available for iPhone, Android, Apple TV, Amazon Fire TV and Roku. Both of this week’s men’s basketball games and Saturday’s women’s basketball contest can be heard live in the Hammond area on KSLU-FM (90.9), online at www.LionSports.net/listenlive and via the Lions Game Day Experience, RadioFX and TuneIn Radio apps.
     The SLU tennis team (2-1) continues its spring schedule this week. The Lions head to UL Lafayette for a 4 p.m. match on Friday.
     Members of the Southeastern track and field teams will compete in two different meets on Friday and Saturday. Some Lions and Lady Lions will be at the Tyson Invitational in Fayetteville, Arkansas, while other team members will be in Boston, Massachusetts for a David Hemery Valentine Invitational.
     The Southeastern Louisiana football program, in conjunction with the Lion Athletics Association (LAA), will hold its Annual Signing Day Bash on Wednesday at 5:30 p.m. at The Mezzanine in downtown Hammond.
     The event is scheduled to run through 7 p.m. Admission is $10 for adults and $5 for SLU students and children ages 12 and under. The Mezzanine is located on 308 South Cate Street in Hammond. Dinner and a cash bar will be available, as second-year SLU head football coach Frank Scelfo and his staff will unveil the 2019 Lion football signing class.
     In conjunction with the event, the Southeastern Football broadcast crew will host a live radio remote from 5:30-6:30 p.m. that will air on Kajun 107.1 FM, The Highway 104.7 FM and WFPR 1400 AM/103.7 FM. Following the show, Scelfo and his staff will address those in attendance about the newest Lions.
     For more information on the event, contact SLU Director of Athletic Development for LAA Mary Hannah Prevot at 549-5091 or mary.prevot@southeastern.edu.
     With the baseball and softball seasons approaching, Southeastern Louisiana Athletics invites fans to a Season Ticket Appreciation event Monday in the Victory Club at Strawberry Stadium.
     An exclusive event open to 2019 baseball and softball season ticket holders only, doors open at 5:30 p.m. for season ticket pickup and light refreshments. Fans wishing to purchase season tickets will have an opportunity to do so before entering the event.
     The latest episode of Inside Southeastern Basketball with Jay Ladner, hosted by Ladner and Allen Waddell is set for Monday at 7 p.m. The hour-long radio show will air weekly from Rainbow Daiquiris, located at 14384 West Thomas Street. The show will be held each Monday through March 4.
     The show will air on the Southeastern Sports Radio Network (KSLU-FM (90.9), Kajun 107.1 FM, The Highway 104.7 FM and WFPR 1400 AM/103.7 FM). Fans can also listen live at www.LionSports.net/listenlive and via the Radio FX and TuneIn Radio apps. A live video stream of the show will be available via Facebook Live at www.facebook.com/sluathletics.

 

SOCIAL MEDIA
For more information on Southeastern Athletics, follow @SLUAthletics on Twitter, like /SLUathletics on Facebook and subscribe to the SLUathletics YouTube channel.

CLEAR BAG POLICY
Southeastern Athletics has instituted a clear bag policy for all ticketed events, effective with the start of football season. For more information on the clear bag policy, visit www.LionSports.net/clear.

MON

FEB 4

Baseball and Softball, Season Ticket Appreciation Event, Victory Club, 5:30 p.m.
Inside Southeastern Basketball with Jay Ladner, Rainbow Daiquiris, 7 p.m. (KSLU 90.9) (Kajun 107.1) (The Highway 104.7) (WFPR 1400/103.7)

   
WED
FEB 6

Football, Signing Day Bash, The Mezzanine, 5:30 p.m. (Kajun 107.1) (The Highway 104.7) (WFPR 1400/103.7)
Men’s Basketball, at Texas A&M-Corpus Christi, Corpus Christi, Texas, 7 p.m. (KSLU)*
Women’s Basketball, vs. Texas A&M-Corpus Christi, University Center, 7 p.m. (Southland Digital Network) (Southeastern Channel)*
     - National Women in Sports Day
     - Charliee Dugas Trading Card Night
     - Cane’s Challenge

   
THURS
FEB 7

Softball, vs. San Jose State, North Oak Park, 5 p.m. (LionVision)

   
FRI
FEB 8

Softball, Nicholls (Home) vs. Southern Illinois (Lion Classic I – Field One), North Oak Park, 1 p.m. (LionVision)
Softball, vs. Southern Illinois (Lion Classic I – Field One), North Oak Park, 3 p.m. (LionVision)
Softball, vs. Northern Illinois (LionClassic I – Field One), North Oak Park, 5 p.m. (LionVision)
Softball, San Jose State (Home) vs. Northern Illinois (Lion Classic I – Field Three), North Oak Park, 3 p.m.
Softball, San Jose State (Home) vs. Mississippi Valley State (Lion Classic I – Field Three), North Oak Park, 5 p.m.
Tennis, at UL Lafayette, Lafayette, 4 p.m.
Men’s and Women’s Track and Field, at Tyson Invitational, Fayetteville, Ark., All Day
Men’s and Women’s Track and Field, at David Hemery Valentine Invitational, Boston, Mass., All Day

   
SAT
FEB 9

 Softball, Northern Illinois vs. Mississippi Valley State (Home) (Lion Classic I – Field One), North Oak Park, 11 a.m. (LionVision)
Softball, vs. Northern Illinois (Lion Classic I – Field One), North Oak Park, 1 p.m. (LionVision)
Softball, vs. Mississippi Valley State (Lion Classic I – Field One), North Oak Park, 3 p.m. (LionVision)
Softball, Nicholls vs. San Jose State (Home) (Lion Classic I – Field One), North Oak Park, 5 p.m. (LionVision)
Softball, Nicholls vs. Southern Illinois (Home) (Lion Classic I – Field Three), North Oak Park, 1 p.m.
Softball, San Jose State vs. Southern Illinois (Home) (Lion Classic I – Field Three), North Oak Park, 3 p.m.
Men’s Basketball, at Central Arkansas, Conway, Ark.,

4 p.m. (KSLU)*
Women’s Basketball, at Central Arkansas, Conway, Ark.,

2 p.m. (KSLU)*
Men’s and Women’s Track and Field, at Tyson Invitational, Fayetteville, Ark., All Day
Men’s and Women’s Track and Field, at David Hemery Valentine Invitational, Boston, Mass., All Day

   
SUN
FEB 10

 Softball, Nicholls (Home) vs. San Jose State, North Oak Park, 10 a.m. (LionVision)
Softball, vs. Mississippi Valley State, North Oak Park, 12 p.m. (LionVision)
Softball, Southern Illinois vs. Mississippi Valley State (Home), North Oak Park, 10 a.m. (LionVision)
Softball, Nicholls vs. Northern Illinois (Home), North Oak Park, 12 p.m. (LionVision)

Southeastern home events in bold.
* - Southland Conference contest

 

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