ByLion
IN THIS ISSUE, OCTOBER 29, 2019

Fanfare presents final act
Calderon appointed to steering committee
Women's Suffrage panel discussion set

Columbia concert to feature alumnus

Gumbo Day Cook-Off set Nov. 2
Wine tasting to benefit Sims Library

Terrell Conference scheduled

Giving Day successful

Southeastern in the News
This Week in Athletics
Professional Activities

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Music and lectures highlight Fanfare’s final act
Fanfare logoA music concert and lectures highlight the final days of Fanfare, Southeastern’s annual fall arts festival.
     Fanfare’s finale begins on Wednesday, Oct. 30, with the first of two free Then and Now Lectures. At 1 p.m. in Pottle Auditorium, Department Head of History and Political Science William Robison will present the Then and Now Lecture “Hatfield, Holyrood, Hollywood, and Halloween: Elizabeth I and Mary Queen of Scots Go to the Movies - Again.”
     “This may be my greatest historical and rhetorical challenge – relating filmic incarnations of Elizabeth Tudor and Mary Stuart to Halloween. Do I still have what it takes? Could this be the end of the More-or-Less annual Halloween lecture and its usual mix of scholarship, silliness, surprises, and sweets,” said Robison. “Okay, a bit melodramatic perhaps, but in the year of The Avengers: Endgame and Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker, what do you expect? Remember that costumes are not only welcomed but encouraged.”
     Also on Oct. 30, the Centennial Women’s Suffrage Project and the National Women’s History Museum in Alexandria, Va., join forces in a panel discussion to commemorate 100 years of women’s suffrage. Free and open to the public, the discussion will take place at 6:30 p.m. in the Student Union Theatre.
     Co-sponsored by the College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences, the College of Education and Sims Memorial Library, the panel discussion will be moderated by Assistant Professor of History and Political Science Samantha Cavell. The discussion will look at how the Civil War era affected the Women’s Movement and early calls for voting rights in the South.
     Columbia Theatre for the Performing Arts will host Durand Jones and the Indications on Nov. 1, at 7:30 p.m. in the downtown Hammond theatre.
     “Durand is a Southeastern alumnus who is a rising star. His fantastic, soul-influenced band recently played on ‘Jimmy Kimmel Live!’ and ‘CBS This Morning,’” said Artistic Director of Columbia Theatre Jim Winter. “We are thrilled to have him returning to his roots. My staff and I are currently working very hard to make Nov. 1 a special night celebrating some of Southeastern’s most successful alums.”
     In celebration of Jones’ return to Southeastern, Columbia Theatre will be serving Gnarly Barley, a beer brewed by Southeastern alumni Zac and Cari Caramonta, offering a special discount for alumni that night, and hosting additional surprise guest alumni for the curtain speech and lobby greeters.
     Ticket prices are $45 loge and $36 orchestra or balcony and are available at the Columbia Theatre box office, located at 220 E. Thomas Street in downtown Hammond, or by calling 543-4371.
     The second Then and Now lecture will be presented Nov. 7 at 2 p.m. in the Student Union Theatre. University of Exeter Department Chair and Professor of History Jeremy Black will present “Why the Allies Won World War II.”
     “A renowned authority on military history and eighteenth century Britain and the world’s most published historian – including numerous books and articles about World War II - Jeremy Black will discuss how America, Britain, the Soviet Union and the rest of the allies overcame seemingly insurmountable odds to defeat Nazi Germany, Fascist Italy, and Imperial Japan in the great conflict that engulfed the world between 1939 and 1945,” Robinson said.
     Also on Nov. 7 the Columbia Theatre will present “One-Man Star Wars Trilogy” in one performance only at 7:30 p.m. The show has been performed for over a million Star Wars fans from London’s West End, Off-Broadway, Dubai, and the Sydney Opera House, Winter said. Charles Ross single-handedly plays all the characters complete with voice impressions, sings the music, flies the ships, fights the battles and condenses the plots of three films into one comedic production.
     Ticket prices are $20 for adults and $13 for students and are available at the Columbia Theatre box office, located at 220 E. Thomas Street in downtown Hammond, or by calling 985-543-4371. The show is performed with the permission of Lucasfilm, Ltd. All “Star Wars” elements are property of Lucasfilm, Ltd. All rights reserved.
     Sims Memorial Library and Friends of Sims Library will host Wine with Friends on Friday, Nov. 8, at 6:30 p.m. in Sims Library on the second floor.
     “The annual fund raising event offers food and wine pairings and a silent auction featuring art and photography, themed gift baskets, wine, and gift certificates to local restaurants,” said Sims Library Director Eric Johnson. “Now in its 11th year, the tasting includes live music and door prizes and has become a sell-out event.”
     Tickets are $45 and can be purchased online at southeastern.edu/librarywine/index.html or via check payable to Southeastern Foundation, SLU 10896, Hammond, LA 70402.
     For a complete Fanfare schedule, contact the Columbia/Fanfare office at 543-4366 or visit columbiatheatre.org.

Calderon appointed to national steering committee
Paula CalderonCollege of Education Dean Paula Summers Calderon was recently appointed to the 2019-20 Steering Committee for the National Institute for Excellence in Teaching. Calderon, the only dean chosen from Louisiana, was one of 14 members selected nationwide.
     The new steering committee, comprised of teachers, principals, and system leaders from districts, organizations, state agencies and universities, will share what is working to advance teaching and learning in every educational setting.
     “This group will inform NIET’s work year-round to develop innovations and advance policies that have a direct impact on the classroom,” said CEO of NIET Candice McQueen. “They will lend their on-the-ground expertise from diverse educational backgrounds and settings to foster collaboration and further the development of support for high-quality teaching.”
     While NIET has long had a formal advisory group of teachers and leaders informing its work, McQueen explained, NIET formed a new steering committee to provide strategic thinking and vision setting to help NIET meet the needs of teachers, leaders, and students at large.
     “The power of partnerships is the opportunity to collaborate, reflect, and advance together,” she said. “Learning from educators and leaders who put visions into action are central to this process and to our growth as an organization. The contributions of NIET’s Steering Committee will benefit hundreds of thousands of peers nationwide.”
     For two decades, NIET has collaborated with schools, districts, states, and universities to build educator excellence and give all students the opportunity for success. NIET’s initiatives have impacted more than 250,000 educators and 2.5 million students across the U.S.

 

Game Day Gumbo Cook-Off set for Saturday, Nov. 2
Southeastern’s 13th annual Game Day Gumbo Cook-Off will be held in Friendship Circle during tailgating on Saturday, Nov. 2. The event raises funds for student-athlete programming.
     This Southeastern tradition provides tailgaters with the chance to show off their gumbo cooking skills prior to the Lions football game versus Stephen F. Austin scheduled at 4 p.m., while also supporting Lion student-athletes.
     There is no cost to participate as a tailgater gumbo chef, and registration is available at www.lionsports.net/gumbo. Serving cups will be provided to each tailgating group. Participants are asked to bring spoons and however much gumbo they are willing to share with their fellow tailgaters.
     The public is invited to taste the gumbo at the various “Gumbo Tailgating Tasting Stations” around Friendship Circle and “vote” for their favorites by stuffing coins and bills in designated “voting jars” at each site. Signs at the participating tailgate locations will indicate where tailgaters can taste and vote for their favorite gumbo flavoring. “Voting” will be open from 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
     The voting jar with the most money will win the 2019 Fans’ Choice Award. Additionally, a Judges’ Choice Award will be presented based on a blind taste test of samples from each of the gumbo chefs conducted during tailgating.
     Both winners will be announced during the football game and will receive Game Day Gumbo Cook-Off Champ gumbo paddles.
     Tailgaters have until Nov. 1 to register. The contest is open to any group, whether or not they have a regular tailgating location for Southeastern home games.
     For more information about the Game Day Gumbo Cook-Off, call 549-5437.
     All funds raised benefit SAAC, which has adopted the cook-off as its annual signature fund-raising event.

Wine tastingWine Tasting to benefit Sims Library
The group Friends of Sims Library is hosting its 11th annual “Wine with Friends,” a fundraiser for Southeastern’s Linus A. Sims Memorial Library, at 7 p.m. Friday, Nov. 8.
     Held at the library, the event will feature six wines paired with food samplings, a jazz combo, a silent auction featuring art and photography, themed gift baskets, wine, and gift certificates to local restaurants, and door prizes, said Sims Library Director Eric Johnson.
     “We have some interesting auction items this year, such as a round of golf for four at Oak Knoll Country Club, Columbia Theatre tickets, a football signed by LSU Coach Ed Orgeron, and event packages,” he said. “Once again, wines will be introduced by the knowledgeable and very entertaining Todd Delaune from The Red, White & Brew. This year, food will be catered by Oak Knoll Country Club.”
     Friends of Sims Library is an organization that supports the activities and collections of the library. Funds generated by the group are used to supplement the library’s annual budget, purchase needed equipment and resources, and provide programs and lectures, including the popular “Let’s Talk Art” series, 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 $45 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 https://www.southeastern.edu/librarywine/index.html or via check payable to Southeastern Foundation, SLU 10896, Hammond, La., 70402.
     For more information about the wine tasting or the Friends of Sims Library, contact Janie Branham at jbranham@southeastern.edu or 549-2186.

Southeastern experiences successful Giving Day
Southeastern recently held its annual Giving Day to raise funds for the university. Scheduled during Homecoming Week festivities, the event raised $104,057 for Southeastern and its students.
     “We are also excited to announce that more people across the board participated in this year’s Giving Day than ever before,” said Southeastern Foundation Director of Development Vanessa Prentice. “The total number of supporters grew by 240 percent. Over 767 Lions, including students, their families, employees, alumni and community members, came together in support of Southeastern. This level of support will make a big impact.”
     This year Southeastern donors had the opportunity to select an individual department, organization, or project important to them, directly giving back to the areas toward which they feel most passionate.
     For more information about Giving Day, contact the Southeastern Foundation at 549-2239.

 

Southeastern to host panel discussion on Women’s Suffrage
As part of a year-long commemoration of the 100 year anniversary of Women’s Suffrage in America, Southeastern’s Centennial Women’s Suffrage Project is partnering with the National Women’s History Museum to produce an interdisciplinary panel discussion titled “Determined to Rise: The Civil War and Beyond, Women’s Suffrage and the Women’s Movement.” The discussion is scheduled Wednesday, Oct. 30, from 6:30 - 8:30 p.m., at the Student Union Theatre and is free and open to the public.
     Co-sponsored by Southeastern’s College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences, the College of Education, Department of History & Political Science, Multicultural and International Student Affairs and Sims Memorial Library, the panel discussion will be moderated by Assistant Professor of History and Political Science Samantha Cavell.        The discussion will look at how the Civil War era affected the Women’s Movement and early calls for voting rights in the South.
Experts from Boston and Washington, D.C. will join local scholars to discuss topics related to the development of the Women’s Suffrage Movement, said Cavell.
     “Dr. Liz Eberlein of the National Women’s History Museum and Professor Alecia Long of Louisiana State University bring the historical perspective, while Dr. Benjamin Railton, professor of English at Fitchburg State University, and Dr. Elizabeth Hornsby of the Southeastern Communication and Media Studies Department add cultural context to the long and contentious story of our path to the 19th Amendment,” said Cavell. “The floor will be open to audience questions and comments.”
     “There is so much in the historical struggle for women’s voting rights that is relevant today,” explained Cavell. “Issues of race, gender, disenfranchisement, and marginalization of populations are still central to the discussion of citizenship and representation. We hope that students and everyone will come out not only to hear the discussion, but to be a part of it.”
     For more information, contact Cavell at samantha.cavell@southeastern.edu.

 

Columbia Theatre to present concert featuring alumnus
Durand Jones and the IndicationsSoutheastern’s Columbia Theatre for the Performing Arts will present Durand Jones and the Indications, a deep soul revival band, in one performance only. Scheduled Nov. 1, at 7:30 p.m., the concert will take place in the downtown Hammond theatre.
     Columbia Theatre Artistic Director Jim Winter is looking forward to welcoming Jones home.
     “Durand is a Southeastern alumnus who is a rising star. His fantastic, soul-influenced band recently played on ‘Jimmy Kimmel Live!’ and ‘CBS This Morning,’” Winter said. “We are thrilled to have him returning to his roots. My staff and I are currently working very hard to make Nov. 1 a special night celebrating some of Southeastern’s most successful alums.”
     In celebration of Jones’ return to Southeastern, Columbia Theatre will be serving Gnarly Barley, a beer brewed by Southeastern alumni Zac and Cari Caramonta, offering a special discount for alumni that night, and hosting additional surprise guest alumni for the curtain speech and lobby greeters.
     Tickets for Durand Jones and the Indications are $36 in the orchestra or balcony and $45 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 985-543-4371.
     A special Southeastern student ticket price of $10 is available, while supplies last. Students must present their Southeastern 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.

Southeastern to host Terrell Conference for mental health practitioners
The University Counseling Center at Southeastern will sponsor the third annual Terrell Conference for Mental Health Practitioners Jan. 9 and 10 in the university’s Student Union.
     Annette Baldwin, assistant director of outreach and programming for the UCC and conference chair, said conference highlights include the Terrell Award Presentation and tours of the Lion Up Recovery space that houses the university’s recently launched collegiate recovery program. Thursday and Friday include full days of continuing education opportunities for counseling and other mental health professionals in the areas of supervision, ethics and diagnosis, as well as the expo and lunch networking events.
     “Participants will be able to connect with an expanded program of presenters this year,” Baldwin said. “The Conference Expo will showcase mental health professionals dedicated to various aspects of mental health treatment and recovery.”
     James S. Flowers, the keynote speaker, will present “Take the Guesswork out of Comprehensive Healthcare: Importance of Diagnostic Evaluations in Pain Recovery, Complex Medical Cases, and Treatment Resistant Clients.” The presentation will address comprehensive assessment of addiction, mental health, chronic pain and other complex medical issues, Baldwin said.
     “Many questions go unanswered from hasty or uninformed decisions for treatments, therapies and healthcare, which often results in misdiagnosis and untreated symptoms of the individual,” Flowers said. “The results of comprehensive diagnostic evaluations provide solutions for the best diagnostic criteria, treatment planning and treatment options to provide clients or loved ones the opportunity for living the best life possible.”
     Flowers is one of the most familiar and respected names in the area of pain recovery, chronic pain, and addiction, Baldwin said.
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James S. FlowersTERRELL CONFERENCE SCHEDULED - James S. Flowers is the keynote speaker for the third annual Terrell Conference for Mental Health Practitioners Jan. 9 and 10 in Southeastern’s Student Union. Flowers will present “Take the Guesswork out of Comprehensive Healthcare: Importance of Diagnostic Evaluations in Pain Recovery, Complex Medical Cases, and Treatment Resistant Clients.”

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THIS WEEK IN ATHLETICS

The Southeastern cross country teams will compete in the Southland Conference Championships, the football, soccer and volleyball teams continue league play and the basketball teams host Full Court Fest during this week in Southeastern Athletics.
     The Lions and Lady Lions will head to Conway, Arkansas to compete in the conference cross country championship meet. The women’s 6K race is set for 8:15 a.m. with the men’s 8K race following at 9:15 a.m. at UCA’s Beaver Fork Lake.
     The SLU football team (4-3, 3-2 Southland) will return home to host Stephen F. Austin on Saturday at 4 p.m. in Strawberry Stadium. The game can be heard on the Southeastern Sports Radio Network (KSLU-FM (90.9), Kajun 107.1 FM, The Highway 104.7 FM and The Boss 103.7 FM/1400 AM WFPR), online at www.LionSports.net/listenlive and via the Radio FX and TuneIn Radio apps.
     Fans are encouraged to wear green to the SLU-SFA contest, as next Saturday is a Green Out in Strawberry Stadium. Children 12 and under will receive a complimentary ticket (one free children’s admission per each adult ticket purchased). Younger Lion fans with a local school ID will receive a general admission ticket for the low price of $8.
     The 13th Annual Gumbo Cook-Off is also set for Saturday. Visit www.LionSports.net/gumbo for more information.
     The Lady Lion volleyball team (11-13, 5-5 Southland) also returns home for league action this week. SLU hosts New Orleans on Tuesday at 7 p.m. in the University Center. Tuesday’s match is the Geaux Pink match, as Southeastern Athletics and Mary Bird Perkins Cancer Center partner for the promotion and fans are encouraged to wear pink. On Saturday, Southeastern takes on Central Arkansas at 11 a.m.
     The Southeastern Sports Network will offer a free video stream of this week’s volleyball matches and Saturday’s football game. Tune in online at www.LionSports.net or the Lions’ Gameday Experience app for Android or iOS devices. Fans can also watch on Southeastern’s YouTube channel (/SLUathletics) with any mobile, tablet or smart TV device (e.g., Apple TV, Amazon Fire, Android TV and Roku).
     The Lady Lion soccer team (3-13-1, 2-8 Southland) will close out the 2019 season this week. On Friday, Southeastern will face Nicholls at 4 p.m. in Thibodaux.
     The SLU tennis team will look to finish the fall strong, as the George E. Fourmaux Fed Cup Invitational wraps up on Monday. The Lions have defeated West Florida, Lamar and Xavier (N.O.) in the tournament and will face Nicholls at 11:30 a.m. at the Southeastern Tennis Complex in Monday’s tournament finale.
     Southeastern students will get the chance to get an early look at the 2019-20 SLU basketball teams at the 12th Annual Full Court Fest on Wednesday at 7 p.m. in the University Center.
     The first 300 Southeastern students in attendance will receive free t-shirts, courtesy of Southeastern Athletics Student Marketing and Promotions. The event’s presenting sponsor, Olive Garden, will also provide free food for students.
     The event will give students the opportunity to meet the 2019-20 Lions and Lady Lions, as well as hear from head men’s basketball coach David Kiefer and head women’s basketball coach Ayla Guzzardo.
     Interactive promotions will give students in attendance a chance to win prizes. Additional entertainment will be provided by the Lionnettes, the SLU cheerleaders, the Southeastern basketball pep band and DJ K-Strikez.
     For more information on the event, contact SLU Assistant Athletic Director for Marketing and Student Promotions Lindsey Owens at lindsey.cramer@southeastern.edu / 549-3227.
     The Kiefer Era for the SLU men’s basketball program opens on Nov. 6 with a 7 p.m. game at Tulane. The Lady Lions open their 2019-20 schedule with a 1 p.m. contest at Houston on Nov. 9.
     The latest episode of Inside Southeastern Football With Frank Scelfo is set for Monday at 7 p.m. at Tope La Catering in downtown Hammond. Defensive coordinator Lance Guidry is the special guest for Monday’s show and a SLU Football hoodie will be the door prize.
     Hosted by Scelfo, the Lions’ second-year head coach, and Allen Waddell, the hour-long show airs weekly from Tope La Catering, located at 113 East Thomas Street every Monday at 7 p.m. through Nov. 18.
     The show will air on the Southeastern Sports Radio Network (KSLU-FM (90.9), Kajun 107.1 FM, The Highway 104.7 FM and The Boss 103.7 FM/1400 AM WFPR). 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 at www.youtube.com/sluathletics.

MON

OCT 28

Tennis, vs. Nicholls (George E. Fourmaux Fed Cup Invitational), Southeastern Tennis Complex, 11:30 a.m.
Football, Inside Southeastern Football with Frank Scelfo, Tope La Catering, 7 p.m. (KSLU 90.9 FM) (Kajun 107.1 FM) (The Highway 104.7 FM) (The Boss 103.7 FM/1400 AM WFPR)
     - Special Guest: Defensive Coordinator Lance Guidry
     - Door Prize: SLU Football hoodie

   
TUES
OCT 29

Volleyball, vs. New Orleans, University Center, 7 p.m. (SSN)*
     - Mary Bird Perkins Cancer Center Geaux Pink Match

   
WED
OCT 30

Men’s and Women’s Basketball, Full Court Fest presented by Olive Garden, University Center, 7 p.m.
     - Free food and t-shirts for first 300 Southeastern students

   
FRI
NOV 1

 Men’s and Women’s Cross Country, at Southland Conference Championships, Conway, Ark., All Day
Women’s Soccer, at Nicholls, Thibodaux, 4 p.m.*

   
SAT
NOV 2

 Football, vs. Stephen F. Austin, Strawberry Stadium,

4 p.m. (SSN) (KSLU 90.9 FM) (Kajun 107.1 FM) (The Highway 104.7 FM) (The Boss 103.7 FM/1400 AM WFPR)*
     - Green Out
     - Gumbo Cook-Off
Volleyball, vs. Central Arkansas, University Center,

11 a.m. (SSN)*

 

Southeastern home events in bold.
* - Southland Conference contest

PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES

The newly published book Biography and History in Film, edited by Thomas S. Freeman and David L. Smith for Palgrave Macmillan’s “Studies in the History of the Media” series, includes chapters by two faculty members in the Department of History and Political Science: Samantha Cavell “That Hamilton Woman (1941)” and William B. Robison, “Blood, Lust, and the Virgin Queen: Helen Mirren's Elizabeth I.”
 

Dr. Lindsay Domiano and Dr. Danielle Charrier (School of Nursing) published an article titled “The Relation Between Standardized Test Scores and NCLEX-RN Failure.” The article has been published online in the Journal of Nursing Education and Practice.

 

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