Randy Moffett, right, Vice President for Student Affairs Marvin Yates,
left, and SGA President Elect Aron Walker congratulate CAB President
Makeitta Darbone; Britni DiGeorge president of the Kappa Tau Chapter
of Alpha Omicron Pi, and Lee Lind, former editor of Le Souvenir.
Student organizations recognized with 'Pinnacle
Three student organizations were presented with a new award recognizing
their top national achievements at a special ceremony Thursday evening
at the University Residence.
The "President's Pinnacle of Pride"
award was presented by President Randy Moffett to the Campus Activities
Board, Kappa Tau Chapter of Alpha Omicron Pi, and the university's yearbook
Souvenir. Each organization also received the Friendship Oak Award
from the Alumni Association, which recognizes achievements and contributions
made on behalf of the university.
"These organizations exemplify the spirit
of excellence, achievement, and service that we instill in our students,"
said Moffett. "It's gratifying to see their accomplishments recognized
at a national level and is a tribute to the work and dedication they consistently
The Campus Activities Board was cited
for receiving the 2006 Boyd Jones Award for Programming Board of the Year,
presented by the Association for Promotion of Campus Activities in recognition
of CAB as the number one programming board in the United States. Chapter
president is Makeitta Darbonne of Lake Charles and organization advisors
are Jackie Dale Thomas and Jason Leader.
Alpha Omicron Pi was honored for receiving
the Jesse Wallace Hughan Cup, which honors the collegiate chapter exemplifying
the highest standards of performance, as well as nine additional awards
from the national organization. Chapter president is Britni DiGeorge of
Ponchatoula and faculty advisory is Margaret Adelemann.
For the fourth consecutive year, the
staff of Le Souvenir received a first place award from the American
Scholastic Press Association in New York. The publication was recognized
with 10 local, regional and national awards. Editor of the publication
was Lee Lind, who is now coordinator of student publications, and faculty
advisor is Matt Tarver.
Other student organizations were also
recognized for recent achievements, including:
-- Delta Tau Delta Epsilon Phi Chapter,
which won 11 awards at the Southern Division Leadership Conference in Atlanta.
The chapter was one of three to receive the Top Chapter Award.
-- The Lionettes, Southeastern's dance
team, which placed second in the Hip Hop dance division and third in the
jazz dance division at the Universal Dance Association's Division I National
-- Kappa Alpha Order Epsilon Kappa Chapter,
which was named the Most Oustanding Chapter in the Louisiana Province and
was ranked in the top 15 percent of orders in the nation.
-- Pi Iota Chapter of Sigma Gamma Rho
Sorority, Inc., which was named Regional Chapter of the Year and received
eight other awards, including Outstanding Graduate Chapter.
-- Southeastern's Society for Human
Resource Management, which was recognized as a Top Ten Student Chapter
and received a Superior Merit Ranking. SHRM has been named a Top Ten Student
Chapter for two years and has received four consecutive Superior Merit
Cathy Helminiak of Independence, right, and her niece Michelle Ricks,
hold their candles during Golden Silence held Wednesday night in the Student
Union Park. Sponsored by the Southeastern Alumni Association, Golden Silence
is held each year to honor deceased members of Southeastern's family. Helminiak
was honoring the memory of her late son Warren.
Biologists help stage national conference in
Add ichthyologists and herpetologists - the scientists who study fish,
reptiles and amphibians -- to the list of people determined to support
the recovery of New Orleans, said biologist Brian Crother.
After Hurricane Katrina slammed the
city and southeast Louisiana, professors around the country planning
the Joint Meeting of Ichthyologists and Herpetologists wondered if
they would have to forgo their plans to hold their annual conference
in New Orleans this summer.
The host universities - Tulane and
the University of New Orleans - were coping with the storm's devastating
aftermath, and the city clearly faced a long and difficult road to
recovery. E-mails flew among the various conference organizers. Should
they move the conference?
No, insisted Crother and his fellow
biology professor (and wife) Mary White. Crother, who is also assistant
dean of Southeastern's College of Science and Technology, quickly
volunteered to pick up the conference planning reins.
"Mary and I were already on the local
host committee. We told the other society members that we would happily
take a larger role," Crother said. Since Southeastern was able to
reopen less than two weeks after the Aug. 29 storm, "We felt like
we were in a good position to do this in order to keep the meetings
in New Orleans," he said.
"If, in even the smallest way, we can
be a part of bringing New Orleans back, we wanted to do it," Crother
said. "We were thinking that bringing 1,200-1,500 people into the
city certainly would be a great way to inject some life and commerce."
The Joint Meeting of Ichthyologists
and Herpetologists will take place July 12-17, with headquarters at
the New Orleans Sheraton on Canal St. It will encompass the sessions
of the American Elasmobranch Society, the American Society of Ichthyologists
and Herpetologists, the Herpetologists League, and the Society for
the Study of Amphibians and Reptiles.
Crother and White, along with University
of New Orleans Vice Chancellor Robert Cashner have been busy helping
organize the various venues for conference events such as the opening
reception at the Aquarium of the Americas and a picnic at the Audubon
Zoo's swamp exhibit. They have been making arrangements for non-member
activities and soliciting corporate sponsorships.
Southeastern has also contributed administrative
and financial assistance to the conference.
Crother said that since some of the
visiting scientists indicated that they want to volunteer while in
the city, White is working with Habitat for Humanity to arrange for
conference participants to spend a day helping with rebuilding efforts
in New Orleans' hard-hit Ninth Ward.
In addition to Crother and White, Southeastern
biological science faculty who plan to participate in the conference
include William Font, David Sever, Cliff Fontenot, Roldán Valverde,
and Kyle Piller. More than a dozen Southeastern graduate students
will also attend, many of them working along side local host committee
Strawberry Jubilee is April 12
Join the Campus Activities Board in the Student Union Park from
11 a.m.-2 p.m. Wednesday, April 12, for the annual Strawberry Jubilee
"As always, you will be treated
to red beans and rice, delicious Louisiana strawberries and that
yummy strawberry cake," said CAB Entertainment Director Michael
Kyles. "And you won't want to miss the second annual Strawberry
Call CAB at 549-3805 for more information.
Lady Lion Iva Velkovska
Perfect! Women's tennis clinches SLC title
The Southeastern Louisiana women's tennis team clinched its first-ever
Southland Conference regular season title with a 5-2 victory over
Texas-San Antonio Sunday afternoon at the UTSA Tennis Complex.
Southeastern (17-3, 10-0 SLC) won its
seventh straight match and completed a perfect run through the
Southland Conference regular season. The Lady Lions won four of six
singles matches and swept through doubles play to earn the victory.
Texas-San Antonio fell to 10-8 overall and 6-4 in league play.
The Lady Lions, ranked 67th in the
nation, will be the top seed in the Southland Conference Tournament
and receive a first-round bye into the tournament semifinals. The
tournament is scheduled for April 28-30 and will be held in Arlington,
Texas. The Lady Lions, winners of their last 18 SLC regular season
matches, won the 2005 Southland Conference Tournament and earned their
first-ever NCAA Tournament berth.
"Winning the Southland Conference regular
season title was our goal this season and reaching that goal is a
great achievement for our program," head coach Jason Hayes said. "I
can't say enough good things about the hard work of our players and
the effort they have put forth to get us to a championship level.
Three Lady Lions completed the season
undefeated in SLC singles matches, with all three doing so in dominating
fashion. Freshman Iva Velkovska won her eighth consecutive match,
trouncing Karen Scida, 6-0, 6-1 at No. 3. Velkovska improved to 18-2
overall and 10-0 in league action.
At No. 5, sophomore Nina Knavs improved
to 16-3 overall and 10-0 in league play, cruising past UTSA's Ana
Paula Soto Anton 6-0, 6-1 for her eighth consecutive win. At No. 6,
reigning Southland Conference Player of the Week Bonnie Phillips made
short work of Tanya Hasking, 6-4, 6-3. Phillips has won her last seven
singles matches to run her spring mark to 15-3 overall and 9-0 in
At No. 1, Breda Kovac clinched the
match with a 6-4, 6-2 victory over Nathalie Wallin. UTSA's Sandra
Kukla handed Southeastern sophomore Emilija Arnaudovska her first
league loss, 6-4, 6-2 at No. 2.
In doubles play, Arnaudovska and Velkovska
improved to 12-5 overall with an 8-4 win over Kukla and Eva Silvester.
At No. 3, Phillips and Jana Simurkova ran their league record to 8-1,
defeating Wallin and Monica Drabkova, 8-3, to extend their winning
streak to seven matches. At No.1, Knavs and Kovac defeated Scida and
Southeastern will return to action
on Tuesday, facing in-state rival Southern at 2 p.m. in Baton Rouge.
Honors Senior Thesis presentations
Beginning at 3 p.m. Wednesday April 26, four Honors Program students
will make their senior thesis presentations on the third floor landing
of Sims Memorial Library. All students, faculty and other members
of the campus community are invited to attend these presentations.
Laura Basirico, a biology major under
the guidance of Dr. Rick Miller will present her thesis "Morning
Glory Morphology and Evolutionary History." English major Patrick
Carpenter guided by English Professor Mary Ply, will talk on "Buddhism
in the Japanese Gothic." English major Rebecca Murry, guided by
English Professor Jayetta Slawson will talk on "The Shuttle and
the Sword: Female Heroes." And English major, Jeanne Northrop, guided
by Dr. Carole McAllister, will talk on "The Ancestors Speak Through
our Female Relatives."
students learn about 'IEP'
'Individual Education Plans' are required by law for any student with
special needs. To give teacher candidates crucial information on the detailed
paperwork and legalities of IEPs, the College of Education and Human Development
and the Kappa Delta Pi honors organization for education majors recently
sponsored their second annual "Mock IEP."
According to education professor Nicki
Anselmo-Skelton, Southeastern is the only university that provides this
vital experience for its students.
Assisting with the IEP were teachers
and administrators from Madisonville Elementary, including Principal Lauren
Spencer, and teachers Kaycee Wood and Sarah Al-Juraid -- all Southeastern
Outdoor 'all styles' guitar concert features
campus, community musicians
The annual Guitar Festival continues Tuesday, April 11, an outdoor
concert featuring an eclectic mix of pop, jazz, and classical guitar music
performed by students, faculty, alumni, and local artists.
"All Styles Guitar Night" is scheduled
for 7:30 p.m., at the Performance Circle adjacent to the Pottle Music Building
Auditorium, said festival director Patrick Kerber, coordinator of guitar
activities in the Southeastern Department of Music and Dramatic Arts.
"This type of concert is a new venture
for us, and I look forward to it bringing the community into more intimate
contact with the university," Kerber said. "If a music lover likes guitar
in any style, this concert is sure to please. It is showcase for what is
happening on campus and in the area with guitar music. Add the ambience
of a Louisiana April evening, and I think all can look forward to a very
"I think the audience will be quite
surprised with the level of composition that is taking place with guitar
students and local artists," Kerber added. "Sophisticated songwriting,
and instrumental composing integrating jazz, popular, and classical influences
is becoming an important part of the music scene in general - we will hear
a lot of this type of music."
He said the concert also will feature
jazz standards performed by "one of Southeastern's best kept secrets,"
math professor Danny Acosta, who plays jazz on a classical guitar. He will
perform solo and duets with Southeastern student, Wilson Marks of Hammond.
Doyle High School history teacher Davey
Brooks, described by Kerber as "the Chet Atkins of Livingston Parish,"
will perform in the country/ragtime tradition. "He's got he best right
hand thumb in town!" Kerber said.
Additional Guitar Festival events during
April include a guest recital by guitarist Robert Wetzel on Wednesday,
April 25, at 7:30 p.m. in the Pottle Music Building Auditorium, and a concert
by the Southeastern Guitar Ensemble, performing Renaissance to contemporary
music for two, three, four and 20 guitar, on Thursday, April 27, also at
7:30 p.m. in Pottle Auditorium.
All Guitar Festival events are free.
For additional information contact Kerber (985) 549-2886 or email@example.com.
to address students on leadership
Southeastern's Organizational Communication Association will host guest
speaker Rear Admiral Timothy McGee on Wednesday, April 12, at 4 p.m. in
D Vickers Hall, room 138.
McGee will discuss what he has found
to be the key components of effective leadership. A native of Washington
D.C., he is a graduate of the U.S. Naval Academy and also received a master's
degree in meteorology and oceanography from the Naval Postgraduate School.
McGee has held many leadership positions
while in the United States Navy including serving as officer in charge
of the Naval Oceanography Command Detachment in Diego Garcia, British Ocean
Territory, commander of the Naval Pacific Meteorology and Oceanography
Facility in San Diego, and executive officer of the Naval Oceanographic
He has also received prestigious awards
such as the Legion of Merit, Bronze Star, Defense Meritorious Service Medal,
Meritorious Service Medal, Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal, the
Pacific Sleet's Ship Handler of the Year award, and various campaign and
"Admiral McGee's extensive experience
in the military coupled with impressive educational credentials generate
particularly enlightening discussions concerning leadership, especially
at this point in time," said Suzette Bryan, faculty advisor for the Organizational
Communication Association. "Also, he has a great sense of humor and is
a very entertaining speaker."
The lecture is free for all Southeastern
students, faculty, staff, and alumni. A reception will precede the event
at 3:30 p.m. in the D Vickers lobby.
The Organizational Communication Association
meets on Wednesdays at 4 p.m. in D Vickers Hall, room 310, and is open
to all Southeastern students interested in getting involved, networking,
and learning essential organizational and communication skills.
For more information about Rear Admiral
Timothy McGee or the Organizational Communication Association contact the
Communication Department at (985) 549-5623.
Sigma Iota inducts foreign language students
The Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures has inducted 14
students into its Zeta Alpha Chapter of the Phi Sigma Iota International
Foreign Language Society.
Inductees were selected from among students
studying Spanish, French, and Latin. The initiation ceremony was conducted
at Michabelle March 23 by Department Head Lucia Harrison, PSI faculty advisor
Agnieszka Gutthy, and PSI Chapter President Caroline Mattheus.
Special guests included Tammy Bourg,
dean of the College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Studies; Gonzalo Calderón,
consul general of Costa Rica and dean of the Consular Corps; and María
Asunción Enriquez Ruiz, education advisor at the Embassy of Spain.
Inductees are Elsa Rodriguez; Amanda
Sutton, Denham Springs; Michelle Roger, Bush; Laura Thoms, Denham Springs;
Kristin Mehrgut, Mandeville; Rebeca Salcedo, Baton Rouge; Sarah Vitale;
Brandi Hock; Michael Hall; Sarah Robertson; Blanca Lambert; Carol López
Matos; Traci McGloster; and Shella Baham.
selected for summer opera program in Italy
Southeastern junior Elisabeth "Betty" Turner of Hammond has been selected
to participate in "Oberlin in Italy 2006" at Centro Studi Italiani in Urbania,
The vocal performance major's selection
was based on a videotape of her performance of two Italian opera arias.
Turner, who is a student of Southeastern voice professor Joy Ratliff, will
join young opera singers from across the country in Urbana June 3-July
Ratliff said the young singers will
perform in fully staged opera productions, receive classes in Italian,
voice lessons and coaching, and participate in master classes held by leading
opera stars such as Mirella Freni.
Turner said she is excited about the
opportunity and plans to room with a friend from Texas, whom she met last
summer when the pair participated in the New Jersey Atlantic Coast Opera
Turner will present a solo vocal recital
of arias and art songs at Hammond's Reimers Memorial on Monday, April 10,
at 7 p.m. The recital is free, but donations to help defray Turner's travel
expenses are welcome.
At Southeastern, Turner has performed
in numerous opera and music theatre productions, including the recent Opera/Music
Theatre Workshop production of La Divina. She will be a featured
soloist with the Southeastern Concert Choir when the university's premier
vocal ensemble performs the Bach Magnificat at Holy Ghost Catholic
Church on April 30 at 3 p.m.
Annual Tom Sharp golf
tournament to benefit hurricane scholarship fund
Golfers can sign up now for the April 21 Tom Sharp Memorial Golf Tournament,
sponsored by Southeastern's Delta Tau Delta alumni chapter.
Proceeds from the annual tournament
at Hammond's Oak Knoll Country Club will go to Southeastern's Katrina Scholarship
Fund, which was established to assist the approximately 700 Southeastern
students who have been unable to return to the university following Louisiana's
The tournament begins with registration
and lunch at 11 a.m. followed by a shotgun start at 1 p.m.
The $125 registration fee includes golf, lunch and complimentary beverages.
Participants can also enjoy a buffet and social at 7 p.m. for an additional
$40. Hole sponsorship is available for $150. Awards and sponsor recognition
will take place at 8 p.m.
Participants can obtain registration
forms online at www.tommysharp.com
or at the Southeastern Alumni Center. For additional information, contact
the Alumni Center at (985) 549-2150 or 1-800-SLU-ALUM or Randy Tricou at
Tangi alumni hosting baseball tailgating
The Alumni Association's Tangi Chapter invites graduates and friends
to a tailgate picnic prior to the April 12 Lions baseball game.
The Lions will take on the University
of Alabama at 6:30 p.m. at Alumni Field. The picnic is scheduled
for 5-6 p.m. in Athletic Park, east of the baseball complex.
Game tickets may be purchased at
the gate and discounts are available for alumni.
For additional information, contact
the Alumni Association, (985) 549-2150 or 1-800-SLU-ALUM.
Center for Faculty Excellence news
The deadline for submission of applications for the 2006-07 Institute
for Teaching and Professional Enhancement (ITPE) is Thursday, April
13, 4:30 p.m. Original and three copies must be delivered to the
Center for Faculty Excellence, Tinsley Annex, Room 6. More
New opportunity: Special award
opportunity to work with the Southeastern channel! More
information. Deadline is Monday, May 1.
Workshops (Mark your calendars
for your return from Spring break!): All workshops are held in Tinsley
Hall, room 103, unless otherwise noted. Registration is required
24 hours in advance of all workshops. Walk-ins are welcome, if space
is available. Please call the center to verify. If you have questions
regarding this, please contact the center at ext. 5791 or email
us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Tuesday, April 25, 12:30 p.m,
Twelve Oaks -- Lyceum Lights: Join our series of faculty
luncheon lectures designed to illuminate the common interests of
faculty from diverse disciplines. The topic this month will be "Moods
& Expectations: Contexts for the Teaching/Learning Process"
with Dr. Michael Beauvais. Lunch will consist of Italian sausage
lasagna, served with tossed salad, breadsticks and lemon meringue
pie. Reservation deadline is Thursday, April 20.
Thursday, April 27, 12:30-1:30
p.m -- Science & Religion Barbeque: The speaker will be
Dr. Don Johnson, retired, Naval Research Lab, Stennis Space Center,
and the topic will be "Extrapolators and Interpolators will be burned
at the stake after the lecture?"
Textbook Rental to close for inventory
The Textbook Rental System will be closed for inventory April 18-21
from 7:45 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Computer Science, IT Advisory Committee meets
A total of 55 people attended the March 24 Advisory Committee for
Computer Science and Industrial Technology at the Alumni Center.
Topics discussed by the committee included curriculum review relative
to current trends in business and industry, equipment needs to prepare
graduates for immediate employment, and computer hardware and software
needed to facilitate this preparation.
Advisory Committee Chair Troy Allen
of The Shaw Group challenged participants to commit to this committee
with the same level of responsibility as they would with other community
service projects. He emphasized the importance of their input in
assuring that Southeastern provides quality programs for regional
businesses and industries. He stressed the added importance of this
responsibility because of post Katrina reconstruction.
Two new scholarships were announced
through the donations of the Jim Owens' family and the John Searles'
family, both of which were present at the meeting.
This was the first joint advisory
committee meeting held with the new department of Computer Science
and Industrial technology. The meeting was deemed to be a positive
contribution to the future of both departments. Dr. Pete Territo
and Dr. Roy Bonnette coordinated the project which is held annually.
Lady Lion Robin Roberts named one of NCAA's 100 most influential athletes
Former Southeastern basketball player Robin Roberts was named one of
the NCAA's "100 Most Influential Student-Athletes" in conjunction with
the NCAA Centennial Celebration in April.
Roberts starred on the court for the
Lady Lions from 1979-83. She led Southeastern with 15.2 points per contest
as a senior, while pacing the squad with 10.3 rebounds and a 53.1 field-goal
percentage as a junior. She ranks among the school's career leaders in
scoring and rebounding. Roberts is one of four players in school history
to top both 1,000 career points and 1,000 career rebounds.
Roberts is currently the news anchor
for ABC News' popular morning news program, Good Morning America.
She began her 20-year career in broadcasting during her time at Southeastern.
Although today she concentrates on news, she became nationally-known as
one of ESPN's most versatile commentators, whose assignments included hosting
SportsCenter and contributing to NFL PrimeTime.
The NCAA defines the 100 Most Influential
Student-Athletes as those who have made a significant impact or major contributions
"The show is really featuring not just
the accomplishments student-athletes had in competition, but it's their
contribution to society as a whole that's really being celebrated," said
John L. Johnson, NCAA director of promotions and events.
The 100 Most Influential Student-Athletes
were chosen by a special panel that included college presidents, athletics
directors, faculty representatives, student athletes and conference representatives.
For a complete list of the "100 Most
Influential Student-Athletes", visit www.ncaasports.com.
This week in athletics
The Southeastern baseball team will face Southern Miss and Alabama
during this week in Southeastern Athletics.
The Lions (14-16, 5-7 SLC) will begin
the week on Tuesday, facing Southern Miss at 6:30 p.m. in Hattiesburg,
Miss. On Wednesday, Southeastern will host Alabama for a 6:30 p.m. contest
at Pat Kenelly Field at Alumni Field. On Friday, the Lions will open a
Southland Conference series at Louisiana-Monroe with a 6:30 p.m. contest.
The series concludes with a 1 p.m. doubleheader on Saturday. All Southeastern
games this week will be broadcast live in the Hammond area on KSLU 90.9
FM and on the internet at www.LionSports.net.
The Southeastern softball team (9-25,
5-13 SLC) will return to the field on Wednesday, facing Louisiana Tech
in a 4 p.m. doubleheader in Ruston. On Friday, the Lady Lions will open
a Southland Conference series at home, hosting Sam Houston State in a 3
p.m. doubleheader. On Saturday, the series concludes with a 12 p.m. contest.
Saturday will also be Senior Day, as seniors Amy Ford and Jenaye Zeringue
will be honored in a pre-game ceremony.
The Southland Conference champion women's
tennis team (17-3, 10-0 SLC) will join with the men's team (14-3, 5-1 SLC)
for three doubleheaders this week. On Tuesday, the Lions and Lady Lions
will face Southern at 2 p.m. in Baton Rouge.
On Wednesday, the two teams will head
to Lorman, Miss., for a pair of matches. The Lions and Lady Lions will
face Alcorn State at 10 a.m. and Grambling at 2 p.m. Wednesday's matches
will be the final matches of the regular season for both Southeastern squads.
Tuesday, April 11
Baseball, at Southern Miss, Hattiesburg,
6:30 p.m. (KSLU 90.9 FM)
Men's and Women's Tennis, at Southern,
Wednesday, April 12
Baseball, vs. Alabama, Pat Kenelly Field
at Alumni Field, 6:30 p.m. (KSLU 90.9 FM)
Softball, at Louisiana Tech (DH), Ruston,
Men's and Women's Tennis, at Alcorn
State, Lorman, Miss., 10 a.m.
Men's and Women's Tennis, vs. Grambling,
Lorman, Miss., 2 p.m
Friday, April 14
Baseball, at Louisiana-Monroe, Monroe,
La. 6:30 p.m. (KSLU 90.9 FM)
Softball, vs. Sam Houston State (DH),
North Oak Park, 3 p.m.
Saturday, April 15
Baseball, at Louisiana-Monroe (DH),
Monroe, La. 1 p.m. (KSLU 90.9 FM)
Softball, vs. Sam Houston State, North
Oak Park, 12 p.m.
Dr. Tim Gautreaux, writer-in-residence, was recently awarded
the John Dos Passos award by Longwood University in Virginia. The
award is given to an author "whose work demonstrates characteristics
found in the work of Dos Passos, such as an original exploration
of specifically American themes, an experimental quality, and a
range of literary forms." Dr. Gautreaux and his wife traveled to
Virginia to receive the Award Medal and cash award. Previous winners
include Tom Wolfe, Ernest J. Gaines, Annie Proulx, and Shelby Foote.
J.B. Hill and Lori Smith
(Sims Memorial Library) served as panelists for "Your Theme
Issue: Do You Have What it Takes to be a Guest Editor?" Smith and
Rob Bremer of Louisiana Tech co-presented a session called "Government
101: Online Resources All Libraries Can Use." During the Government
Documents Round Table Business Meeting Smith was presented with
a certificate of appreciation for revising the Louisiana Directory
of Cities, Towns, and Villages. She also serves as chair of LLA's
Resolutions Committee, and presented the draft resolutions during
the second general session and business meeting.
A study entitled "Integrating an
Athletic Fund Initiative into an Institutional Development Program"
by Wendy Johns (Southeastern Development Foundation) is being
published by the International Institute for Sport and Human Performance,
Kinesiology Publications. The report was her thesis for her master's
degree in philanthropy and development, which she recently received
from St. Mary's University.
David Evenson (Music and Dramatic
Arts) performed a solo recital on Tulane University's concert series
Music at Midday, March 29.
Dr. Yanyi K. Djamba (Sociology
and Criminal Justice) presented a paper entitled "Levels and Determinants
of Attitude Toward Sex Education in America" at the annual meeting
of Population Association of America, held in Los Angeles, March
Dr. Jack Bedell (English)
read from his poetry book, Come Rain, Come Shine, at West
Point and conducted workshops for cadets in the creative writing
forum there. Because of this visit, he is currently advising West
Point's publication of an anthology of female cadets' poetry. Bedell's
poem "L'Avalasse" appears in the Spring 2006 edition of Southern
Review. Recently, Bedell also served as final judge for Binghamton
University's prestigious Milton Kessler book prize, selecting Delights
& Shadows by the current Poet Laureate Ted Kooser.
Dr. Natasha Whitton (English)
has been asked to write a character study on Leroy Moffit from Bobbie
Ann Mason's Shiloh for the Student's Companion to American
Literary Character, edited by M. J. Bruccoli and R. Lyman. Whitton
is also a regular editor for the book reviews for womenwriters.net.
Dr. Norman German (English)
has had his proposal accepted by the regional magazine The Times
of Southwest Louisiana to create monthly crossword puzzles whose
themes will be based on local places, people, and events. This contract
is the culmination of German's skills as a cruciverbalist (crossword-puzzle
enthusiast and constructor), amateur etymologist, and digital artist.
Dr. David C. Wyld, Maurin
Professor of Management, had his article titled, "Is an RFID Tag
on the Bag the Answer for Travelers' Lost Luggage Blues?" published
in the March/April 2006 issue of Digital RFID.
Mr. Edward Rode' and Dr.
Pete Territo (Computer Science and Industrial Technology) participated
in the 48th Annual Louisiana Technology Student Association Leadership
Conference that was held April 2-3, in Alexandria. They served as
the guest speakers at the opening general session, and also served
as judges for promotional graphic, design and disc imaging, extemporaneous
speaking, and the Technology Quiz Bowl.