ByLion - April 24

Honoring secretaries
Aid for students to re-enroll

Web redesign survey
Extreme Spring Break
Mandeville alumni reception
MBA Society online auction
Leggworks 'Broadway Bound'
LPO at Columbia April 28
Film spotlights Manchac Swamp
Strawberry Jubilee
Guitar Fest finale
Choir performs at churches
Gospel Ensemble concert May 2
Swinging jazz concerts
Ethical behavior workshop
Helping March of Dimes
Student gets PKP travel grant
SIFE second runner up
This week in athletics
Tennessee Williams Fest
Professional activities

Honoring secretaries April 26
President Randy Moffett invites all Southeastern secretaries to an Administrative Professionals Day Coffee in the Alumni Center on Wednesday, April 26, at 10 a.m. 
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Students affected by Katrina can apply now for financial assistance to re-enroll
Southeastern is offering a one-time award of $100-$250 to help students affected by Hurricane Katrina return to school.
      Eligible students are being notified now for the special disaster relief program, which has been funded by approximately $150,000 collected through donations and fund-raising efforts by the university's Student Government Association, Development Foundation, Alumni Association, and the Spears Hurricane Relief Foundation. 
      Students qualify for the assistance if they resigned from Southeastern in fall 2005 as a result of the hurricane, are in good academic standing, and were not enrolled in a college or university during the current (spring 2006) semester. The award is available for either the summer 2006 or fall 2006 semesters.
      "We know this has been a very difficult time for many of our students and their families," said President Randy Moffett, "This program is designed to defray some of the non-tuition costs of re-enrolling, such as rental textbooks, and course, lab and student I.D. fees." 
      The award amount is based on the number of course hours in which a student enrolls: $100 for one-six hours; $150, seven-11 hours; $200, 12-15 hours; $250, 16 or more hours.
      Southeastern is attempting to contact approximately 700 qualified students by mail, but those who do not receive a letter and application form can get information about the disaster relief program by contacting Southeastern's Scholarship Services Office at 985-549-2245 or by e-mailing Director of Financial Aid Rosie Toney at, said Stephen Soutullo, dean of enrollment management. He said Southeastern would like to hear from all eligible students whether they plan to return to the university or not. 
      "Students gave us contact information when they resigned, but many of those addresses were temporary," Soutullo said. "We want to hear from everyone, so we really appreciate students taking a few moments to tell us about their plans." 
      Although the special awards initially target students who resigned last fall and were not able to return in the Spring, Soutullo said the university hopes to extend the award, on a funds available basis, to the approximately 600-plus hurricane-affected students who resigned in the fall, but did return this spring. 
      "We hope that Southeastern's disaster relief assistance program will help make it possible for students to return to Southeastern in the near future," Moffett said

Web redesign: Tell us what you think!
The Web Redesign Project Team wants to know what you think about Southeastern's new Web site, as well as any ideas you might have for additional features that will improve our new Web site. 
      To tell us what you think, just click the "Tell Us What You Think" button on Southeastern's homepage, complete the form and submit it. The Web Redesign Team will review your submission and will publish the results on the Web Redesign Project Web site. 
      In addition, during Phase IV, your ideas may be incorporated into the new Web site. Once all university units have completed and published their new pages on Southeastern's Web site, Phase IV of the Redesign Project will begin. Academic units (Phase II) should be complete by May 5, and administrative units (Phase III) should be complete by July 31. 
      Phase IV will include creating additional interactive features for Southeastern's Web site, such as a new campus map, a new virtual tour, and an A-Z index of the site. So go ahead and tell us what you think - your ideas may be included in Phase IV of Southeastern's Web Redesign project! 
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ULS President Sally Clausen thanks the Extreme Spring BreakersStudents pitch in for 'Extreme Spring Break'
Southeastern students joined peers from other ULS institutions who traded their spring break off-time for overtime as they volunteer to build homes for Habitat for Humanity. �Extreme Spring Break� included three full days of working with Habitat in Hammond, Abita Springs and Lake Charles. Southeastern in Hammond and McNeese State University in Lake Charles served as host sites. 


As a cameraman from WWL-TV records the tour, Diane Primus, center, shows Southeastern freshman Amber Jones of Slidell, one of the "Extreme Breakers," around the Habitat House where she will live with two of her grandchildren. Jones volunteered for Extreme Spring Break to "give back" because of the help that volunteers gave her own family after Hurricane Katrina flooded her Slidell home. 
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St. Tammany alumni, friends invited to April 26 reception in Mandeville
St. Tammany Parish alumni and friends of Southeastern are invited to meet and mingle with university administrators at an April 26 reception in Mandeville. 
      The informal event hosted by the Southeastern Alumni Association is scheduled from 5:30-6:30 p.m. at the home of Gina and Brett Stoltz, 48 Chinchuba Court, in Mandeville. 
      Southeastern guests will include President Randy Moffett; his wife Barbara, head of the university's School of Nursing, Interim Athletic Director and Head Football Coach Dennis Roland, faculty members and Alumni Office staff. 
      To RSVP or for more information, call the Alumni Association at 1-800-SLU-ALUM or 985-549-2150. 
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MBA Society members, sponsors look over auction itemsMembers of the MBA Society look over items donated by businesses for the society's April 24-28 online auction. From left, are Joanna Kennedy of Walker, vice president of communication; Anna Lisa Carmichael of Hammond, president; Candice Sanders of Slidell, and advisors David Bowes and Dawn Wallace, Southeastern general business faculty members.
MBA Society hosts online auction April 24-28
The MBA Society is hosting an online auction April 24-28 as a fundraiser to help business administration graduate students get an edge in the job market.
      Proceeds from the auction, which will be conducted at, will be used to create a resume portfolio of Master of Business Administration graduates, said MBA Society advisors Dawn Wallace and David Bowes, members of the university's general business faculty. 
      "Since Hurricane Katrina, the job market in our area has become uncertain," said Wallace. "This is especially true for professional employment. With auction funds, we hope to create a resume portfolio of MBA graduates to send to businesses. We want to help our MBA students make connections with businesses."
      She said the MBA Society also hopes to sponsor an event that will bring together business leaders and students.
      Wallace said MBA Society members solicited auction items by sending letters to Fortune 500 companies, requesting donations such as gift certificates, merchandise, and promotional items. In return for donations, businesses' company logos will be placed next to their auction item and linked to their web site. 
      Online auction items range from a golf bag and IPOD Shuffle to a big bag of gum, apparel, bookbags, and a year's supply of chicken. 
      Members are still accepting donations, which can be brought to room 84 of Garrett Hall, located on Western Ave., or mailed to Southeastern MBA Society, care of Dr. Dawn Wallace, SLU 10735, Hammond, LA 70402. 
      For additional information, contact Wallace at (985) 549-2146. 
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Leggworks presents "Broadway Bound" April 27
The dancers of Leggworks are "Broadway Bound" in their April 27 spring concert.
      The dance company, sponsored by the Department of Music and Dramatic Arts and directed by dance instructor Dana Brewer-Plazinic, will present the program of original jazz, hip hop and lyrical pieces, at 7:30 p.m. at Vonnie Borden Theatre in D Vickers Hall.
      The choreography was created by April Bardwell of Ponchatoula, Jennifer Buck of Harvey, Jarrod Cashe of Hammond, Shaylyn Ducoing of Lafitte, LaDasha Moll of Gonzales and Micah Richerand of Folsom. 
      Brewer-Plazinic said some of the pieces contain mature language and material not suitable for younger audiences.
      Tickets for "Broadway Bound" are $4, general admission; $2, senior citizens and non-Southeastern students. Admission is free for Southeastern students. 
      For additional information about the concert, contact Brewer-Plazinic at 985-549-5254 or
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Stuart Chafetz
LPO brings Broadway to the Columbia April 28
The Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra will bring the sounds of the Great White Way to the Columbia Theatre for the Performing Arts when "Broadway Comes to Hammond" April 28.
      The third of the New Orleans based orchestra's annual trio of concerts at Southeastern Louisiana University's downtown theater will begin at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $32, Orchestra 1 and Loge; $28, Orchestra 2 and Balcony 1; $20, Orchestra 3; and $19, Balcony 2. Tickets are on sale at the theater lobby box office from noon-5 p.m., weekdays, (985) 543-4371.
      Under the baton of guest conductor Stuart Chafetz, the LPO will perform selections from popular Broadway musicals including favorites by Gershwin, Bernstein, Andrew Lloyd Webber, Rodgers and Hammerstein, and Marvin Hamlisch.
      The program includes Bernstein's "Candide Overture," Webber's "Symphonic Reflections," and selections from "Porgy and Bess," "South Pacific," "West Side Story," "Man of La Mancha" and "A Chorus Line." 
      For additional information about "Broadway Comes to Hammond" and other Columbia Theatre programming, visit or call (985) 543-4371 or (985) 543-4366. 
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Manchac film crew
Writer and producer Samuel C. Hyde Jr., far right, director Charles Elliott, center, and Producer L. E. Wallace, second from right, confer during a break in the filming of the center's documentary, "The Manchac Swamp: Manmade Disaster in Search of Resolution." At left, historical consultant Keith Finley helps actress Dana McKinney touch up make-up.
Film on Manchac Swamp premieres Thursday
The Center for Southeast Louisiana Studies has produced "The Manchac Swamp: Manmade Disaster in Search of Resolution," a documentary film highlighting the past, present and future of the fragile, threatened wetlands.
      The film will debut on Thursday, April 27, at 6 p.m. at the Hammond Regional Arts Center (the Levy Building), 217 E. Thomas Street in downtown Hammond. The event is in conjunction with the Southeast Louisiana Historical Association spring meeting, said the center's director, Samuel C. Hyde Jr., Ford Chair in Regional Studies.
      Hyde, who wrote and produced the film, said it is the product of more than two years of research conducted by the center staff through a $63,000 grant from the university's Lake Pontchartrain Basin Research Program and the Environmental Protection Agency. 
      Center Assistant Director Keith M. Finley helped research the film, which was directed by Southeastern history faculty member Charles N. Elliott. Butch and Kirk Lee of Vivid Video coordinated camera work and post-production with assistance from L. E. Wallace Productions. 
      Shot on location in the swamp, the film incorporates rare Depression era video that Hyde said "reveals the historical progression of the Manchac Swamp from a majestic forest sustained by a robust ecosystem to the denuded environmentally fragile condition that characterizes the region today." 
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Strawberry Jubilee
Former Miss Southeastern Kim Dottolo serves up red beans and rice while one of her successors, Miss Southeastern 2006 Blair Abene, takes on the traditional duty of cutting the giant cake at the Campus Activities Board's annual Strawberry Jubilee. 
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Guitar Fest concludes with concerts, masterclasses
The 2006 Southeastern Guitar Festival concludes April 25-27 with a recital and masterclass by guest artist Robert Wetzel and a concert by the Southeastern Guitar Ensemble. 
      Recording artist Robert Wetzel will give a "back by popular demand" recital of traditional music for the classical guitar at Pottle Music Building Auditorium on Tuesday, April 25, at 7:30 p.m.
      "Mr. Wetzel gave us a good 'one-two punch' last year with an exceptional recital and one of the best masterclasses for students that I've seen," said Patrick Kerber, Guitar Festival director and coordinator of guitar activities in the Department of Music and Dramatic Arts. "His soft spoken style belies a wealth of knowledge and a true gift of communication on stage and in the classroom. The requests from students and audience members from last year's recital made it very easy to invite this talented artist for an encore."
      Kerber said Wetzel will perform music from his "Guitar Fantasy in Spain and Italy" CD series, which includes music by Milan, Guerau, Marcello, and the hauntingly beautiful, "Serenata Espanola" by the Spanish romantic Joaquin Malats. 
      Wetzel will also conduct a masterclass for Southeastern guitar students on Wednesday, April 26, at noon. The public is invited to attend this event in which students will receive instruction in an informal performance setting. 
      On Thursday, April 27, the Southeastern Guitar Ensemble's spring concert will be the Guitar Festival's grand finale. Kerber said the program will feature music for various combinations of guitars from the Renaissance to the 20th century and will also feature two guest artists. 
Flutist Elizabeth Rollins will perform two pieces for guitar and flute by Southeastern alumnus Don Dupuis, and soprano Jessica Davis will perform the Brazilian cantilena/vocalise, "Bachianas Brasilieras #5" by Villa-Lobos.
      "The Guitar Ensemble continues to increase in popularity," said Kerber, the ensemble's director. "This will be a typically varied program, featuring the guest artists, lute music, a transcribed Handel organ concerto, and an exciting set of pieces from Falla's, 'El Amor Brujo.' Anyone who attended the festival's opening concert by Trio Sonacion will remember some of this music played on two guitars.       The arrangement of this music performed on 17 guitars is a unique musical experience."
      All of festival events are free and open to the public. For more information, contact Patrick Kerber at (985) 549-2886
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Concert Choir to perform at Hammond, Baton Rouge churches
Southeastern's premier vocal ensemble, the Concert Choir, will present a program of sacred music, including settings of "Magnificat" by both J.S. Bach and Arvo Pärt, at churches in Hammond and Baton Rouge. 
      The free concerts are scheduled for April 25 at 7 p.m. at Baton Rouge's First United Methodist Church and April 30 at 3:30 p.m. at Hammond's Holy Ghost Church, said Conductor Alissa Mercurio Rowe of the Department of Music and Dramatic Arts. 
      The programs also will include "Sanctus" from "Messe en Sol Majeur" by Francis Poulenc; versions of "Alleluia" by both Randall Thompson and Sven Lekberg, and "Song for Athene" by John Tavener. 
      Soloists for the Bach "Magnificat" include mezzo-sopranos Betty Turner of Hammond, Cassandra Arnold of Ponchatoula and Angela Miller of Slidell; sopranos Jacquie Brecheen of Ponchatoula, Emily Stokes of Covington and Amber Whitfield of Walker; bass Christopher Griffin of Baton Rouge; and tenors Brian Martinez of Montz and Brandon Wear of Slidell. 
      Rowe said the choir will be accompanied by full orchestra during the Hammond concert and by organist Dan Talbot in Baton Rouge. 
      For additional information, contact the Department of Music and Dramatic Arts, (985) 549-2184. 
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Gospel Music Ensemble to perform May 2
The Gospel Music Ensemble will present a free concert of traditional spirituals and contemporary gospel pieces on Tuesday, May 2. 
      Conducted by Kenya Lawrence Jackson, the Department of Music and Dramatic Arts ensemble will perform at 7 p.m. at Greenfield Baptist Church, 110 J. W. Davis Dr. in Hammond. 
      Jackson said selections will include Anthony Williams' "Make Me Over"; "Behold the Lamb of God" arranged by the Gospel Music Ensemble's composer-in-residence and accompanist, Jan Youngblood, and the powerful Gospel hit "Suddenly," conducted by ensemble member Travis Bush of Reserve. 
      Soloists will include Pamela Williams, Bogalusa; Marshaun Robertson, Clinton; Leslie Palmer, Hammond; Travis Bush, Reserve; Melissa McKey, Denham Springs; Daniel Florida, Baton Rouge; Christopher Graham of Hammond, and Abdul Burl, Reserve. 
      For additional information, contact the Department of Music and Dramatic Arts, (985) 549-2184. 
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Jazz concerts in May
The One O'Clock Big Band's May 5 concert will include "the most swinging jazz music to hit Hammond," says the band's director, Richard A. Schwartz, director of jazz studies for the Department of Music and Dramatic Arts. 
      Titled "Sing, Sing, Sing!," the free concert is scheduled for 7:30 p.m. at the Pottle Music Building Auditorium. 
      Schwartz, who has performed with musical legends Aretha Franklin, Ray Charles, and Linda Ronstadt, and jazz recording artists Diana Krall, Dave Grusin, Roy Hargrove, and Bob Mintzer, will lead the ensemble through a captivating jazz repertoire. 
      "Bring the whole family," said Schwartz. "We're going to perform tunes made famous by Count Basie, Duke Ellington, Buddy Rich, Bennie Moten, Alf Clausen (of "The Simpsons" fame,) Miles Davis, Benny Carter, and Benny Goodman." 
      Other free Southeastern jazz events in the Pottle Music Building Auditorium include the Southeastern Two O' Clock Big Band on Thursday, May 4, at 7:30 p.m. and the Southeastern Jazz Combos on Tuesday, May 2, at 7:30 p.m. 
      For more information, visit or contact Schwartz at or the Department of Music and Dramatic Arts at (985)-549-2184. 
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Ethical behavior in the workplace
The Comprehensive Public Training Program, a section of the Louisiana Division of Administration, is sponsoring a workshop on campus entitled "Ethical Behavior in the Workplace." The day and a half program will be held on Tuesday, May 16 from 8:15 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. and will be completed on Wednesday, May 17 from 8:15 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. It will be held in Room 139 of the University Center. 
      This course is designed to help participants learn how to evaluate work situations to identify potential ethical problems and conflicts of interest. Participants will learn how to develop a plan to comply with rules and/or laws governing potential areas of conflict, and promote awareness of ethical behavior in work groups. A certificate of participation, indicating contact hours, will be issued to attendees. 
      The program is open to all university employees with their supervisor's approval. Pre-registration is required by the state, and early registration is recommended. Please contact Jan Ortego at extension 5771 or at for registration information. 
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KSLU, bookstore aid March of Dimes
Bookstore aids March of Dimes KSLU aids March of Dimes
Lisa Hernandez, left, senior community director for the March of Dimes, thanks Bonnie Gilhaus of Southeastern's Follett Bookstore for helping with the recent March of Dimes campaign. The bookstore placed Walk America collection jars at both checkout counters and presented March of Dimes with donations April 19. Hernandez, at left, is pictured with KSLU staff members Mary Heleniak, business manager; Rosa Dunn, Point of View host/producer; and Liz Black, underwriting/development representative) who held a bake sale in the lobby of D Vickers Hall on April 10. Proceeds totaling $300 were presented to Hernandez when she visited KSLU's studio for her interview regarding the March of Dimes Walk America. 
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Student receives Phi Kappa Phi travel scholarships 
Southeastern junior Brandi Hock of New Orleans is one of 38 students nationally who have been awarded a $1,000 study abroad grant by the honor society Phi Kappa Phi. 
      Hock, an English education major who has a minor in Spanish, will use the grant to help fund her participation in Southeastern's summer study program in Cuernavaca, Mexico, June 2-25. 
      This is the second consecutive year that a member of Southeastern's Phi Kappa Phi chapter has received the national study abroad grant. 
      In the Mexico program, students will earn six hours credit while living with local families, visiting cultural sites, and spending a weekend in Acapulco. 
      "I love Spanish countries and I have always wanted to study abroad," Hock said. "I didn't want to graduate without having the experience." Hock also received a study abroad scholarship from Southeastern's Student Government Association, which issued more than $75,000 in awards to 90 students this year. 
      "Foreign languages are a great way to bring culture into the classroom," said Hock, who hopes to eventually teach in another country and is also seeking English as a Second Language certification. "One of my missions in life is to show my future students the global aspects of the world." 
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SIFESIFE second runner up in Memphis regional 
Southeastern's Students in Free Enterprise (SIFE) presentation team won second runner up in Southeastern's league at the Cintas Regional Competition in Memphis, including a trophy and $800 for the University's Development Foundation. During the past year more than 200 Southeastern students were involved in 14 projects in Louisiana and Mississippi to teach a variety of topics to university and community audiences. The projects addressed the competition's six judging criteria: understanding of market economics, competitive skills for the global economy, entrepreneurship, personal financial management skills, ethics, and student-organization sustainability. The league championship was won by the University of Tulsa. SIFE Inc., headquartered in Springfield, Mo., has grown to be the world's largest student organization, with many chapters now in former Communist countries. Southeastern's chapter, begun by General Business professor R. David Ramsey in 1987, is the oldest in Louisiana. 
      Presenting Southeastern's projects to the judges, who are corporate executives, were, from left, accounting major Dominique Douglas of Harvey; marketing major Jessica J. Bergeron of St. Bernard Parish; Southeastern SIFE President Brooke Marie Boudreaux, an accounting major from Marrero; Ramsey; marketing major Kaitlin Watkins of Mandeville; and general business major Brent Ray Rasberry of Denham Springs. 
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This week in athletics 
The Southland Conference champion men's and women's tennis teams will compete in the Southland Conference Tournament during this week in Southeastern Athletics. 
      Both the men's and women's tournaments will be held in Arlington, Texas, Friday through Sunday. Both the Lions (17-3, 5-1 SLC) and the Lady Lions (20-3, 10-0 SLC) will receive first-round byes and open tournament play on Saturday. 
      The Lady Lions, who rolled through league play undefeated to earn their first-ever SLC regular season title, are the top seed and the defending SLC Tournament champions. On Saturday at 9 a.m., Southeastern will face the winner of the Sam Houston State-Texas-Arlington first-round match. The final match of the tournament will be held on Sunday at noon. 
      The Lions, who shared the SLC regular season title with UTA and Texas A&M-Corpus Christi, will look to advance past the tournament semifinals for the first time. Second-seeded Southeastern will face either UTA or Lamar on Saturday at 12 p.m. The finals are scheduled for Sunday at 3 p.m. The winners of the men's and women's SLC Tennis Tournaments receive automatics berth into the NCAA Tournament. 
      The Southeastern baseball team (16-24, 7-11 SLC) will host four games this week at Pat Kenelly Diamond at Alumni Field. The Lions will face non-conference foe South Alabama on Wednesday at 6:30 p.m. Southeastern will host Texas-Arlington for a three-game series, beginning Friday at 6:30 p.m. Saturday's 3 p.m. game will be sponsored by First Guaranty Bank. Fans will be eligible to win First Guaranty Bank prizes with the purchase of a Gameday Program. The series finale in on Sunday with first pitch scheduled for 1 p.m. All four Southeastern baseball games will be broadcast live in the Hammond area on KSLU 90.9 FM and on the internet at 
      The Southeastern softball team (10-32, 6-18 SLC) will close out the 2006 season this week. The Lady Lions will face Southern on Tuesday at 4 p.m. in Baton Rouge. Southeastern will then head to Stephen F. Austin on Saturday, opening a three-game series with a 1 p.m. doubleheader in Nacogdoches, Texas. On Sunday, the Lady Lions and Stephen F. Austin will face off in a 12 p.m. contest. 
      The Southeastern track and field teams will be back in action this week. The Lions and Lady Lions will head to Beaumont, Texas on Thursday to compete in the Lamar Invite. 
      Tuesday, April 25 
      Softball, at Southern, Baton Rouge, 4 p.m. 
      Wednesday, April 26 
      Baseball, vs. South Alabama, Pat Kenelly Diamond at Alumni Field, 6:30 p.m. (KSLU 90.9 FM) 
      Thursday, April 27 
      Track and Field, at Lamar Invite, Beaumont, Texas, all day 
      Friday, April 28 
      Baseball, vs. Texas-Arlington, Pat Kenelly Diamond at Alumni Field, 6:30 p.m.  (KSLU 90.9 FM) 
      Saturday, April 29 
      Baseball, vs. Texas-Arlington, Pat Kenelly Diamond at Alumni Field, 3 p.m. (KSLU 90.9 FM) 
      Softball, at Stephen F. Austin (DH), Nacogdoches, Texas, 1 p.m. 
      Men's Tennis, Southland Conference Tournament Semifinals, Arlington, Texas, 4:30 p.m. 
      Women's Tennis, Southland Conference Tournament Semifinals, Arlington, Texas, 9 a.m. 
      Sunday, April 30 
      Baseball, vs. Texas-Arlington, Pat Kenelly Diamond at Alumni Field, 1 p.m. (KSLU 90.9 FM)* 
      Softball, at Stephen F. Austin, Nacogdoches, Texas, 12 p.m. 
      Men's Tennis, Southland Conference Tournament Finals, Arlington, Texas, 3 p.m. 
      Women's Tennis, Southland Conference Tournament Finals, Arlington, Texas, 12 p.m. 
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Southeastern participates in Tennessee Williams Festival
Southeastern was well represented at the 20th annual Tennessee Williams/ New Orleans Literary Conference, March 30-April 2, in the French Quarter. English Department faculty introducing master classes at the Historic New Orleans Collection were department head Dr. Jeanne Dubino, Dr. Joel Fredell, Dr. Sarah Spence, Sue Nichols, Michelle Bellavia, Andree Cosby, and Melinda Shelton. Dr. Denelle Cowart (English) was Southeastern's onsite coordinator for this aspect of the festival. 
      Bev Marshall (Writer in Residence), together with author Silas House, presented a master class about book tours: "Two for the Market Double the Fun and Double the Dollars Touring Together." She also was moderator for the panel "It's All in the Family: Southern Secrets in the Raw," and read from her fiction on a panel titled "Writers Read." 
      Dr. Tim Gautreaux (Writer in Residence) was a panelist on a session discussing "The Cajun in Fact and Fiction: Toward a Truer 'Evangelineage.'" 
      Dr. Randy Sanders (History) interviewed Richard Zacks, author of several books on pirates, and also was a panelist on "Take Me Out to the Ball Game." 
      Southeastern faculty who attended the many literary events included Dr. Eric Johnson (director, Sims Library), Steve Bellas (Communication), and from the English Department Dr. Richard Louth, Dr. Ruth Caillouet, Mary Mocsary, and Paul Crawford. A number of students from English Department classes, both graduate and undergraduate, attended the master classes as well as the literary panels. 
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Professional activities 
The Office of Public Information won two awards, including a top award in graphic design, at last week's district conference of the Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE) held in Oklahoma City. The office was cited with a first place Grand Gold Award for the cover design of last year's Southeastern Magazine, which focused on the 20th anniversary of Fanfare, the university's fall festival of arts and humanities. The cover was designed by university graphic designer Terry Bahm.  The office also received a second place Silver Award of Excellence in the category of audiovisual communications-multimedia programs for the DVD Experience Southeastern, which was produced in cooperation with Southeastern Auxiliary Services. The DVD, which is used in the university's student recruitment campaigns, focuses on services offered through Auxiliary Services, including campus housing, food service, bookstore and textbook rental service. Experience Southeastern was produced by Auxiliary Services Marketing Director Robin Parker, and directed and edited by Southeastern videographer Steve Kleyle
      Dr. David Hanson (English) presented two papers at the conference of the Nineteenth Century Studies Association in Salisbury, Md. One paper, "Keeping Company with Sisters: Macaulay, Goethe, and the Ethics of Autobiography," for a commemorative panel honoring the work of the late Wayne C. Booth, applied Booth's book on the ethics of fiction, The Company We Keep, to 19th-century autobiography. For a panel on hypertext projects in 19th-century scholarship, a second paper, "Designing an Electronic Archive: The Example of a Ruskin Family Journey," related his current work in electronic editing to the conference theme of travel and tourism. 
      Also at the conference of the Nineteenth Century Studies Association, Dr. Jeanne Dubino (English) presented a paper entitled "Going to the Dogs?: British Travel Writers and the 'Turkish Question.'" Dubino also was notified that her article "The Source, the Movie, the Remake: Imperial Nostalgia in Isak Dinesen's Out of Africa, Sydney Pollack's Out of Africa, and Melinda Atwood's Jambo, Mama" will be published in the February 2007 issue The Traveling and Writing Self. In addition, she was recently elected vice-president of the International Society for Travel Writing. 
      Dr. Mary Sue Ply (English) presented a paper at the Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association National Conference in Atlanta, April 12-16, entitled "Tracy Kidder and Robert Olen Butler: Intelligence Officers Write the Vietnam War." She serves as chair of the Vietnam Area of the Popular Culture Association for the seventh year. 
      At the same conference, Dr. Ruth Caillouet (English) presented "Mourning the Woman Warrior: Losing Sydney, Buffy, and Xena," a paper centering on a discussion of the woman as warrior and the recent loss of several of these characters and programs on television. Her session analyzed this trend by also examining the history of the woman warrior in fact and fiction. 
      Dr. Brian S. Canfield (Counseling and Human Development) co-authored a paper entitled "Work and Family Conflict: An Often Overlooked Issue in Couple and Family Therapy" which was published in the March 2006 edition of Contemporary Family Therapy: An International Journal
      Dr. Richard Louth (English) presented "Digging Out: Making Sense of Katrina Through Writing" at the National Writing Project Spring Meeting in Washington, D.C., on April 7. 
      An article by Dr. Linda Synovitz, Dr. Wynne Gillan and Dr. Ralph Wood (Kinesiology and Health Studies), "An Exploration of College Students' Complementary and Alternative Medicine Use: Relationship to Health Locus of Control and Spirituality Level," has been published in the American Journal of Health Education
Barbara and David Shwalb  Drs. Barbara J. Shwalb and David Shwalb (Psychology) presented two research posters at the convention of the Society for Adolescent Research (San Francisco, March 23-26). One of the papers, "The Meaning of Respect and Disrespect in Childhood and Adolescence," was co-authored by five Southeastern undergraduate students majoring in psychology (Mary E. Belsom, Brittney N. DePaula, Elizabeth A. Hodge, Karl D. Lehn, and Chris Viola) and based on a collaboration with Assistant Superintendent Thomas Bellavia of the Tangipahoa Parish School System. 
      JB Hill and Dayne Sherman (Sims Memorial Library) gave two presentations the Louisiana Library Association Annual Conference in Lafayette, "Got Text? Reaching Out to Students Through Cell Phones" and "E-mail/SMS Conversion." Sherman also gave a talk and literary reading for the Department of Language and Communication at Northwestern State University in Natchitoches at Watson Library on March 20. 
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