the 'Math Trail'
Students from Denham Springs High School in Livingston Parish
and Lusher High School in New Orleans were among approximately 60
high school freshmen and sophomore girls who participated Friday,
March 31, in the Sonia Kovalevsky High School Mathematics Day at Southeastern
Louisiana University. The final event of the university's month-long
Women's History Month celebration, the day was designed to encourage
special interest in mathematics study and careers among young women.
The day was organized on campus by education professor Cynthia Elliott
of the Department of Teaching and Learning and mathematics professor
Tena Golding, director of the Center for Faculty Excellence. Activities
included a "Math Trail" competition in which teams followed
an 11-stop route around campus, solving math problems at each stop.
Above, from left, Natalie Tanner, Tanya Manka, Karolina Ellard, Arielle
Hall, Jessica Johnson, Bayley Crow, and Amy Hanser put their heads
together to solve a math problem outside of Southeastern's Fayard
Faculty Conference on Teaching, Research and
Creativity April 5-7
The Center for Faculty Excellence invites you to it's fifth annual
Faculty Conference on Teaching, Research & Creativity, scheduled
for Wednesday, April 5, through Friday, April 7, in Tinsley Hall,
The conference provides a forum
for sharing faculty members' successful practices, projects, creative
endeavors. For information on specific times and sessions please visit
For reservations call ext. 5791
or email email@example.com. Walk-ins
are welcome, if space is available. Please call the center to verify.
'Doc' for three decades of service
At halftime of the annual Spring Football Game, Lions fans had
the opportunity to send off retiring athletics trainer, Robert Doc
Goodwin, in style during a special halftime presentation. Goodwin
is retiring effective April 5 following 31 years of dedicated service
to the university and athletics department. Among the presentations
to Doc at the halftime ceremony were the keys to the City of Hammond
by Mayor Mayson Foster and, above, a Southeastern ring by Alumni Association
President Ken Kenelly. Happy retirement, Doc!
Library celebrates National Library Week,
Sims Memorial Library has special events planned for National
Library Week, April 2-8.
"This year's theme is 'Change
your world@yourlibrary,'" said Director Eric Johnson. "The
faculty and staff of Sims Memorial Library is inviting everyone
to join in the celebration along with us and libraries across the
In addition to daily events,
the library will continue its tradition of waiving all overdue fees
for library materials returned during National Library Week.
On Monday, April 3, in the library
lobby, cake will be served from 10 a.m.-12:45 p.m. and a clarinet
recital will be presented at 1 p.m.
English faculty poets Jack Bedell
and Alison Pelegrin will read from their works on Tuesday, April
4, at 11 a.m. on the library's third floor.
The library's annual National
Library Week book sale will be held in the lobby on Wednesday, April
5, from 9 a.m.-6 p.m., and on Thursday, April 6, from 9 a.m. to
Also on April 6, readings will
be presented by Greg Johnson, Kathryn Lane, Danielle DeLisle, Duncan
Kemp, and Nolde Alexius, 7 p.m. on the third floor.
For additional information,
Visual Arts Society aids New Orleans Public
Southeastern's Visual Arts Society is holding a book donation drive
to benefit the New Orleans Public Library system, which was hard
hit by Hurricane Katrina. "So far we have received at least
10 large boxes of books, and have had $200 donated in our name to
the NOPL," said advisor Irene Nero.
Drop off points have been established
in East Stadium next to the Contemporary Art Gallery and in the
Clark Hall downstairs lobby. The drive will continue through Thursday,
For additional information about
assisting NOPL visit this link.
crash stresses dangers of drinking and driving
Emergency personnel "rescue" Ponchatoula High School
students in the aftermath of a mock car crash Wednesday. The mock
fatality was staged on the high school football field by students
from the School of Nursing to graphically demonstrate to the high
school's juniors and seniors what could happen if they make the destructive
decision to drive after drinking alcohol. The "crash" took
place one month prior to PHS's prom. Six high school students portrayed
the roles of couples who crash head on while on their way to the PHS
prom, which will be held next month. In the mock fatality, two students
were "critically injured" and one "died." The
simulation was complete with ambulances, medical evacuation helicopter,
body bags, sobriety tests, and grieving parents. Senior nursing students
Adam Butler, Eric Babineaux, Pam Dawson, Erica Diebold, Jennifer Hoffman,
Ardath Plauche, and Sasha Riecke coordinated the event as their "Capstone
Project," a community-based health program required for graduation.
Participants included the Ponchatoula fire and police departments,
Acadian Ambulance, State Police Troop L, the Tangipahoa Parish Coroner's
Office, and Geisler Funeral Home. 21st Judicial District Attorney
Scott Perrilloux, Judge Grace Gasaway, Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff Daniel
Edwards and Trooper Louis Calato were among the speakers and "I
pledge not to drink and drive" armbands were distributed to all
Fall early registration underway
April 3-7 is the early registration period for the fall 2006 semester.
Students eligible to participate
in the early class scheduling will receive notice of early registration
dates and details through their official campus e-mail accounts
Students may access those accounts
through the "WebMail" link on the university's home page,
www.selu.edu. They may also view class schedules, check registration
appointments and find easy-to-follow instructions through the "LEONet"
link on the bottom of the university home page, www.selu.edu.
Students in good financial standing
with the university may participate in early registration. They may
check account balances online or contact the Controller's Office,
Student Accounts Receivable, (985) 549-2068. Students are also reminded
to make appointments with their department for academic advising.
Students may register from any
computer with Internet access. Computer labs available for early registration
are located in Fayard Hall, rooms 122 and 129, and North Campus Main
Building, room 160.
Fall semester classes begin Monday, Aug. 21.
For information on early registration,
call (985) 549-2066, (985) 549-2062, or 1-800-222-7358.
At a special reception on March 29, Southeastern thanked the 23
faculty and staff members who are retiring after a combined 450 years
of service. Pictured with President Randy Moffett, standing, far right,
are, from left, seated, Dorothy Timberlake, Educational Leadership
and Technology; Angie Arnone, Controller's Office; Elaine Annina,
Health Center; Grace Hu, Computer Science; Beth Gray, Mathematics;
standing, John Searles, Industrial Technology; Jim Owens, Industrial
Technology; Bill Parrill, Communication; Larry Hymel, University Center;
Paul Marek, University Police; and David Schwab, Biological Sciences.
Not shown were Jerilu Bankston, Human Resources; Joyce Bigner and
Faye Carlton, Sims Memorial Library; Linda Gatlin, Teaching and Learning;
Georgia James, Lee Paille III and Michael Primas, Physical Plant;
Annie Moschitta, Continuing Education; John Stephenson, Athletics;
Tom Terrell, University Counseling Center; Nancy Williamson, Controller's
Office; and Genevieve Wise, Food Services.
Sonacion - Southeastern music faculty Patrick Kerber, right, and Jeff
Rogers, right, and mezzo-soprano Patricia Ramirez, will present a
concert of Spanish music on April 4 to open the university's annual
Guitar Festival. The free concert is scheduled for 7:30 p.m. in the
Pottle Music Building Auditorium.
April 4 Trio Sonacion concert opens Guitar Festival
Southeastern's Guitar Festival, which will feature concerts and
events throughout April, opens on April 4 with a performance of Spanish
music by Trio Sonacion.
The concert is scheduled for 7:30
p.m. in the Pottle Music Building Auditorium.
Trio Sonacion includes a pair of guitarists, Southeastern music faculty
members Patrick Kerber and Jeff Rogers, and mezzo soprano Patricia
Ramirez, a Southeastern alumnus.
"This will be our seventh
annual festival of guitar music at Southeastern," said Kerber,
"and this concert should be a colorful opening!"
Kerber, coordinator of guitar
activities for the Department of Music and Dramatic Arts, said the
trio will perform the music of Enrique Granados, Joaquin Rodrigo,
and Manuel de Falla in settings of guitar duo, voice and guitar, and
voice with two guitars.
"This music is very accessible
and easy to listen to - completely Spanish in its character,"
said Kerber. "Though a good deal of the music is based on Spanish
folk music and flamenco, the composers present the Spanish character
each in their own unique style, and each in a very sophisticated manner.
"We have had success with
this program that appeals to a broad spectrum of listeners,"
Rogers, the newest addition to
the guitar faculty in the Department of Music and Dramatic Arts, holds
performance degrees from the Peabody Conservatory. He has performed
as a soloist and in numerous chamber settings in the United States,
Europe, and Japan.
Ramirez, a native of Honduras,
has performed in Columbia, El Salvador, Guatemala, Las Vegas, Washington
D.C., and New Orleans. Recently in Mississippi she performed with
Placido Domingo and Ana Maria Martinez and the University of Southern
Mississippi Symphony Orchestra. She is also a member of the Southern
Chorale, which recently performed at Carnegie Hall.
Additional Guitar Festival events
"All Styles Guitar Night,"
April 11, 7:30 p.m., an evening of jazz, folk, light pop, and classical
guitar under the stars at the Performance Circle adjacent to the Pottle
Music Building Auditorium.
A guest recital by guitarist
Robert Wetzel, April 25, 7:30 p.m., Pottle Auditorium. Wetzel
will also present a master class on April 26 at noon, in the Pottle
Music Building Auditorium, room 124.
A concert by the Southeastern
Guitar Ensemble, performing Renaissance to contemporary music
for two, three, four and 20 guitar, April 27, 7:30 p.m., Pottle Music
For additional information on
the Southeastern Guitar Festival, contact Kerber (985) 549-2886 or
"Concertino for Four Percussion,"
one of the works that will be performed by the Southeastern Wind Symphony
in its April 6 concert, will feature, from left, Stephen Hux Jr. of
New Orleans, marimba; A. J. Allulli of Mandeville, vibraphone; Travis
Henthorn of Mandeville, timpani and bells; and Dale Rhodes of Slidell,
marimba and xylophone.
Wind Symphony April 6 concert features percussionists
The Southeastern Wind Symphony's spring concert, "Ghost Train,"
will showcase four outstanding percussionists in a major new work
by American composer David Gillingham. The concert is scheduled for
Thursday, April 6, at 7:30 p.m. at Southeastern's Columbia Theatre
for the Performing Arts in downtown Hammond.
Wind Symphony Conductor
Glen Hemberger said seniors Dale Rogers of Slidell and Stephen Hux
Jr. of New Orleans, and sophomores A.J. Allulli and Travis Henthorn,
both of Mandeville, will be featured in Gillingham's "Concertino
for Four Percussion."
The piece, Hemberger said,
"is a tour-de-force for the soloists, showcasing in this demanding
and exhilarating piece the extreme range of colors and dynamics of
keyboard, membrane and auxiliary instruments." The work features
marimbas, xylophone, timpani, vibraphone, and bass drums.
The concert's central
piece is the "Ghost Train Triptych" by Eric Whitacre.
"In 'Ghost Train,'
the composer explores the legend of a supernatural machine that roars
out of the night through forgotten towns and empty canyons, a vision
deeply rooted in American folklore," Hemberger said. "Whitacre
paints an impressive musical portrait as the train blazes across the
countryside, moonlight glistening off it's dark steel. What results
is a highly enjoyable, entertaining, and difficult work for wind band."
The program will open
with Leonard Bernstein's classic work, the "Overture to 'Candide.'"
spirited in nature, the overture is based on songs from the 1950's
musical of the same name," Hemberger said.
The program shifts direction
with "A Movement for Rosa" by Mark Camphouse. Camphouse
is director of bands at Radford University in Virginia and was a guest
conductor with the Wind Symphony in 2002. He composed the piece to
honor civil rights heroine Rosa Parks.
"This musically demanding
work explores her life in three enthralling and contrasting sections,
and is based around the hymn, 'We Shall Overcome,'" Hemberger
The Wind Symphony and
guest conductor Jeff Vaughan, director of Southeastern's "Spirit
of the Southland" marching band, will also present the oft-performed
and lyrical "Blessed are They," adapted for wind band from
the 1868 "German Requiem" of Johannes Brahms.
Admission for the concert
is $5 for adults, and $3 for senior citizens and Southeastern faculty,
and staff. The concert is free for all students with I.D., regardless
of age. Doors to the Columbia Theatre will open at 6:45 p.m.
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 Eating Contest!"
Call CAB at 549-3805 for
leadership conference hosts 180 students
The Student Government Association's third annual Young Leaders
Conference for area high school students was the largest ever. Approximately
180 students for 16 junior high and high schools attended the day-long
event, March 31, which stressed a variety of leadership and organizational
skills from communication to goal-setting. Above, students participate
in "Untangle the Web," a team-building exercise in which
they have to untangle themselves while not letting go of their hands.
Tangi alumni hosts baseball tailgate April 12
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.
major Ivana Vasic, right, poses with her drawing instructor Kelly
Mueller and the self-portraits that earned her the Gail Hood Award
for best of show in the Southeastern student art exhibit on display
through April 12 at Southeastern's Contemporary Art Gallery in East
Gallery showcases student artwork
The works of Southeastern students will be on display until Thursday,
April 13, at the university's Contemporary Art Gallery in East Stadium.
The Department of Visual
Arts exhibit showcases 270 works of art from the department's best
students. It represents all of the courses taught in the department
including ceramics, digital art, drawing, graphic design, painting,
photography, printmaking, and sculpture.
At the show opening, 12
students received awards. Receiving the Gail Hood Award for best of
show was Ivana Vasic, who is exhibiting a pair of self-portrait figure
drawings. Vasic is an art major from Novi Sad, Serbia and Montenegro.
She created her works in a basic drawing class taught by Department
of Visual Arts instructor Kelly Mueller.
The best of show award has been named in honor of long time faculty
member, artist and photographer Gail Hood of Covington, who will retire
Other student artists
who received awards are Maleya Rousseau, Baton Rouge; Sarah Maricelli,
Covington; Benjamin Netterville, Denham Springs; Jamie Burkhalter,
Franklinton; Heidi Elbers, Mandeville; Rebecca Robinson, Gonzales;
Stella Humphries, Holden; Steven Abadie, Ponchatoula; and Rob Fairburn
and Michael Sealy, Tickfaw.
The juror for the exhibition
was Jean Donegan, coordinator of the art department at Nicholls State
Gallery hours are 8 a.m.-4:30
p.m., weekdays, with extended hours until 8 p.m. on Wednesdays. For
additional information, contact Dale Newkirk, gallery director, at
for social workers
Southeastern's Social Work program and the Office of Community
Services (OCS), Region IX, hosted their annual conference for social
work educators, professionals, foster families and adoptive families
on March 31 at the Southeastern University Center. Dozens of child
welfare professionals as well as Southeastern social work students
attended the fifth annual conference. Southeastern President Randy
Moffett and Maurice Badon, coordinator of Southeastern's child welfare
program, were among those welcoming the workshop's speakers, Marketa
Garner Gautreau, assistant secretary of the Office of Community Service;
Myra N. Magee, president of the Louisiana Foster and Adoptive Parent
Association; and Jennifer Fabacher, executive director of the K-Bar-B
Youth Ranch. From left, are, front, Fabacher, Magee, Gautreau, College
of Education and Human Development Dean Diane Allen, Moffett; back,
Robert Couvillion, OCS Covington regional administrator, and Badon.
Student Foundation scholarships available
The Southeastern Student Foundation is awarding four $1,000 Student
Foundation Leadership Scholarships to Southeastern students who have
demonstrated leadership qualities through involvement in university
and/or community affairs.
Applications may be obtained
through the appropriate student organizations or financial aid. The
deadline for application is Tuesday, April 18. For more information
contact Wendy Johns at 549-5225.
Fiscal year-end deadline reminder
This is a reminder to all operating funded budget units an administration
deadline is established for the submission of purchase requisitions
to the Purchasing Department. Failure to submit requisitions by
the prescribed deadline may result in administration liquidation
of remaining budgeted funds after this date.
Since April 15 falls
on a Saturday this year and Southeastern will be closed on Good
Friday, then the deadline will be Thursday, April 13.
If the purchase of an
item may require preparation, bid solicitation and delivery time
greater than 75 days, then the budget unit is reminded Acts 51 and
962 of the 1985 Regular Session of the Louisiana Legislature require
goods and services to be physically received on or before June 30
of the fiscal year.
Any restricted or grant
accounts requiring physical receipt of goods or services by a specified
deadline should adhere to the same April 13 deadline or equivalent
75 day lead period to insure the timely processing and receipt of
goods or services by June 30 or other deadline, respectively.
For more information,
or contact your assigned procurement specialist.
plaque dedicating the former Citizens National Bank clock to the memory
of the family of the late Judge Leon Ford III was unveiled at a special
campus ceremony. From left are Southeastern President Randy Moffett,
Leon Ford III, Jacob Dufreche, Chris Dufreche, Jack Gautier, Christine
Dufreche, Roy Dufreche, Helen Ford Dufreche, Logan Guess and Phil
Clock dedicated to Ford family
For more than half a century, the Citizens National Bank clock
served as a highly visible landmark in downtown Hammond.
Now, after 20 years of
storage and extensive restoration, the historic clock has a new life
keeping time for students on campus.
While the clock has hung
from the corner of McCliman's Hall for nearly a year, the university
recently officially dedicated the timepiece to the memory of the family
of the late Judge Leon Ford III, a local historian and Southeastern
benefactor who died last year. The clock memoralizes Judge Ford and
his wife Ginger and his parents. Mr. and Mrs. Leon Ford Jr.
"Judge Ford had a
tremendous fascination and passion for history, especially the history
of our region which he felt was greatly neglected," said Southeastern
President Randy Moffett prior to the unveiling of the dedication plaque.
"To him, the clock represented a part of the history of our area,
and he wanted to see it as a connection between the Southeastern campus
and the city of Hammond."
After several bank sales,
the clock - estimated to have been built between 1915 and 1920 - became
a possession of AmSouth Bank, which donated it to Southeastern through
the influence of Judge Ford and his wife Ginger who served for many
years on the Citizens National Bank Board of Directors. The Ford Family
Foundation provided the funds to have the clock completely refurbished
with new copper sheeting and new movements and master control installed.
Moffett called Judge Ford,
who was a graduate of Southeastern prior to going to law school "a
remarkable, sensitive, caring person" who served as an unofficial
ambassador for the university and an advisor to several Southeastern
"Over the years,
he maintained close ties to the university and assisted in the establishment
of the university's criminal justice program, including teaching night
courses in criminal law, procedure and evidence," Moffett said.
"Later he established Southeastern's first endowed chair, the
Leon Ford Family Endowed Chair in Regional Studies, which is domiciled
in the Department of History and Political Science. It was Judge Ford's
desire that this endowment would stimulate interest and awareness
in what he considered to be one of the most understudied regions of
The plaque will be mounted beneath
the clock on McCliman's Hall, the site of the original Southeastern
Training School, which Judge Ford attended for several years. The
school was the predecessor of the current Southeastern Lab School.
Spring 2006 Sponsored Research workshop schedule
Registration is suggested, but not required, for the following
workshop hosted by Sponsored Research. For more information, please
contact the Office of Sponsored Research and Programs at 985-549-5312
or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Writing Sub Contracts and More,
April 6, 2-3 p.m., McClimans Hall, Room 204: Needing to sub contract
grant activities? Learn how to navigate a Southeastern web site for
consulting service contract and cooperative agreement examples and
requirements from Ed Gautier, director of purchasing. (Please note
that this workshop was originally scheduled for two days.)
Community awareness bulletin
The University Police Department is investigating a report of
two auto burglaries near Old Taylor Hall believed to have occurred
on Wednesday, March 22, between 4:45 p.m. and 8 p.m. Windows on
the vehicles were shattered and purses that had been left inside
the vehicles were taken. These incidents are under investigation.
Anyone having information about these incidents is asked to contact
the University Police Department at 985-549-2222.
News from the Center for Faculty Excellence
Faculty Development Grant Program: Proposals are now being solicited
for scholarly projects requiring financial support during the 2006-07
academic year. Guidelines.
Deadline for proposals is
Friday, April 7. Proposals are to be hand delivered to the Center
for Faculty Excellence, Tinsley Annex, room 6. Absolutely no proposals
will be accepted after 4:30 p.m.
The Center's Innovative Teaching
Initiative: The center is soliciting proposals to develop innovative
courses or to integrate innovative teaching and/or assessment elements
into existing courses. Deadline for proposals is Monday, April 10.
Original proposal and four copies must be delivered to the center,
Tinsley Annex, room 6 by 4:30 p.m. More
information, application form
Institute for Teaching and
Professional Enhancement: The center is proud to announce the
2006-07 Institute for Teaching and Professional Enhancement (ITPE)
which will focus on "Issues in Assessment." Deadline for
applications is Thursday, April 13, 4:30 p.m. Original and three
copies must be delivered to the center. More
Get Connected! Teachers and Technology showcased
at NETT conference
Register now for NETT 2006, scheduled July 20-21.
The third annual Northshore
Excellence in Teaching with Technology (NETT) Conference, a collaborative
endeavor by Southeastern, Delgado Community College and St. Tammany
Parish School Board, is slated for July 20- 21, 2006 and is now
accepting registrations. NETT 2006 will provide educators with the
knowledge and skills to integrate technology into the classroom.
This year's conference has expanded
to include two days of technology workshops and sessions. On Thursday,
July 20, optional pre-conference workshops will be held at various
locations, including the Southeastern St. Tammany Center, Southeastern's
Hammond campus, Delgado Covington Center, and Fontainebleau High
School in Mandeville.
The second day of the conference,
Friday, July 21, will begin with an exciting and informative general
session followed by several different 60-minute concurrent sessions.
Participants will be able to select concurrent sessions from a list
of topics ranging from distance learning, e-learning, digital media,
to technology grants and professional development.
There will be fun and games
along the way and lunch is included on both days.
Participants can register for
the conference and one optional pre-conference workshop by logging
on to www3.selu.edu/sttammanycenter.
The pre-conference workshops are limited in size and are expected
to fill up quickly.
For more information, call (985)
893-6251 or e-mail email@example.com.
Spears Hurricane Relief Foundation bolstered Southeastern's Hurricane
Katrina scholarship fund with a recent $50,000 contribution. Presenting
a check to Alumni Association Ken Kenelly is Jamie Lynn Spears. Observing
are, from left, Joe Miller, vice president for university advancement,
Lynne Spears, and Kathy Pittman, director of the Alumni Association.
Spears Hurricane Relief Foundation, alumni contribute to Katrina
Bolstered by a $50,000 contribution from the Spears Hurricane
Relief Foundation, a special Southeastern Hurricane Katrina scholarship
fund initiated by the university's Alumni Association and Development
Foundation is now approaching $150,000.
The funds will provide potential
financial assistance to nearly 700 Southeastern students who have
been unable to return to the university, said Southeastern President
Following the hurricane, approximately
1,300 students withdrew from Southeastern due to storm-related personal
issues. About half of those students have returned to Southeastern.
"Britney and the whole family,
we love our area, and we know that a lot of people are still hurting
after the hurricane," said Lynne Spears, Britney Spears' mother.
"We wanted to find some ways to help people who were affected.
As a parent and educator myself, I want to see these students return
to school and complete their educations."
"We appreciate the support
we are receiving from alumni and other friends of the university,"
Moffett added. "Likewise, the contribution from the Spears Hurricane
Relief Foundation is very significant in enabling us to help these
displaced students. Britney Spears is a celebrity with local roots
who cares deeply about her home state and region."
Spears is from Kentwood, located
about 30 miles north of Southeastern's Hammond campus.
"A significant number of
our students have been unable to return to school," Moffett said.
"Their homes were destroyed or severely damaged, some lost their
jobs, and others relocated to various regions of Louisiana or to other
"We're concerned about these
students and hope that we can make it somewhat easier for them to
return to Southeastern by helping defray some of their costs,"
Moffett said. "These scholarships will ease some of the financial
burden of returning to school for former students who are still dealing
with the impact of the storm."
Applicants for the scholarship
must be former Southeastern students who lived in a hurricane-affected
zip code as defined by the state, were enrolled at Southeastern at
the time of the storm, and withdrew from the university. Additional
information on the scholarship is available from the Southeastern
Office of Scholarship Services at 985-549-5116.
Immediately after the storm, the
Southeastern Development Foundation and the Alumni Association began
raising money for the scholarship fund, reaching out to previous individual
donors and to various philanthropic organizations.
"We asked our chapter organizations
to devote their fund raising activities this year to the Hurricane
Katrina Scholarship Fund," said Alumni Association Director Kathy
Pittman. "They have responded enthusiastically, as we knew they
would. We hope to raise about $50,000 from the alumni chapters."
She said the alumni chapters that
have committed to the effort are the Former Football Players Association,
the Redstick Chapter, Delta Tau Delta, the athletic support group
the FE-Lions, and the Alumni Association itself.
stress role of parents, teachers
Authors Rita and Marco Portales emphasized the importance of parents
and teachers taking active roles in improving educational systems
in Louisiana as well as the rest of the nation in a special lecture
last week at Sims Memorial Library.
"We must repair the system
or we will suffer a lower quality of life for the next couple of generations,"
said Marco Portales. The couple read stories from their book, Quality
Education for Latinos and Latinas.
This week in athletics
The Southeastern baseball, softball and women's tennis teams continue
Southland Conference play during this week in Southeastern Athletics.
The Southeastern baseball team
(13-13, 4-5 SLC) took two of three at Southland Conference rival Sam
Houston State this week. Before returning to league action, the Lions
will head to Mobile, Ala. for a 6:30 p.m. contest on Wednesday at
Following the midweek game, the
Lions will return home to host Texas-San Antonio for a three-game
SLC set at Pat Kenelly Diamond at Alumni Field. The series opens on
Friday with a 6:30 p.m. game, before continuing on Saturday at 3 p.m.
First pitch of the series finale is scheduled for Sunday at 1 p.m.
All four of this week's games 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
(9-21, 5-10 SLC) snapped a four-game losing streak with an 8-6 victory
at league foe Nicholls State on Sunday. Southeastern will host four
games at North Oak Park this week. On Wednesday, the Lady Lions will
host in-state foe LSU on Wednesday at 6 p.m. On Saturday, Southeastern
and McNeese State open a three-game SLC series with a 3 p.m. doubleheader.
The series concludes on Sunday at 12 p.m.
The women's tennis team (15-3,
8-0 SLC) will look to clinch the SLC regular season title this week.
The Lady Lions, ranked 56th in the nation, will head to Texas State
on Saturday and Texas-San Antonio on Sunday. Both matches will be
at 10 a.m. If Southeastern wins one match, they will clinch a share
of the title. Southeastern will earn the outright league championship
with a pair of road wins.
The men's golf team, fresh off
a win at last week's Carter Plantation Intercollegiate, will compete
in its final tournament before the SLC Championships. The Lions will
be in Auburn, Ala. for the Billy Hitchcock Intercollegiate, which
runs Friday through Sunday.
The men's tennis team (13-2, 5-1
SLC) will head to Birmingham, Ala., for a pair of non-conference matches
this week. The Lions, currently ranked 58th in the most recent ITA
national polls, will face Samford on Tuesday at 2 p.m. On Wednesday,
Southeastern will face Alabama-Birmingham at 1 p.m.
The men's and women's track and
field teams will compete in two meets this week. The Lions and Lady
Lions will be in Austin, Texas to compete in the Texas Relays on Thursday
through Saturday. Also on Saturday, members of the Southeastern squads
will be in Oxford, Miss. to compete in the Ole Miss Relays.
Tuesday, April 4
Men's Tennis, at Samford,
Birmingham, Ala., 2 p.m.
Wednesday, April 5
Baseball, at South Alabama,
Mobile, Ala., 6:30 p.m. (KSLU 90.9 FM)
Softball, vs. LSU, North Oak Park,
Men's Tennis, at Alabama-Birmingham,
Birmingham, Ala., 1 p.m.
Thursday, April 6
Track and Field, at Texas
Relays, Austin, Texas, All Day
Friday, April 7
Baseball, vs. Texas-San Antonio,
Pat Kenelly Diamond at Alumni Field, 6:30 p.m. (KSLU 90.9 FM)
Men's Golf, at Billy Hitchcock
Intercollegiate, Auburn, Ala., All Day
Track and Field, at Texas Relays,
Austin, Texas, All Day
Saturday, April 8
Baseball, vs. Texas-San Antonio,
Pat Kenelly Diamond at Alumni Field, 3 p.m. (KSLU 90.9 FM)
Softball, vs. McNeese State (DH),
North Oak Park, 3 p.m.
Women's Tennis, at Texas State,
San Marcos, Texas, 10 a.m.
Men's Golf, at Billy Hitchcock
Intercollegiate, Auburn, Ala., All Day
Track and Field, at Texas Relays,
Austin, Texas, All Day
Track and Field, at Ole Miss Relays,
Oxford, Miss., All Day
Sunday, April 9
Baseball, vs. Texas-San Antonio,
Pat Kenelly Diamond at Alumni Field, 1 p.m. (KSLU 90.9 FM)
Softball, vs. McNeese State, North
Oak Park, 12 p.m.
Women's Tennis, at Texas-San Antonio,
San Antonio, Texas, 10 a.m.
Men's Golf, at Billy Hitchcock
Intercollegiate, Auburn, Ala., All Day
At the request of the Chief of Staff of the Louisiana State Senate,
David C. Wyld (Maurin Professor of Management) delivered
a presentation entitled "Reverse Auctions: A New Way of Buying
for Government" to the Louisiana Advisory Commission on Intergovernmental
Relations at the State Capitol in Baton Rouge on March 30th. The
presentation before state, parish and local government officials
was meant to illustrate the potential for Louisiana to follow the
lead of other governments to implement reverse auctions in their
procurement operations to save considerable taxpayer dollars. Dr.
Wyld has been a leading advocate of reverse auctions in government
procurement through his research and publications in this area for
the last five years.
Also, Dr. Wyld's article, "Nicaragua:
The 'New India' for Call Center Operations?," was published
in the January 2006 issue of MultiLingual Computing & Technology.
"Biometrics at the Disney Gates" was published in the
March 2, 2006, edition of SecureIDNews. The article is available
Olympia Vernon (English) is on a book tour to promote her
latest work, A Killing in This Town. From March 29-April
1 she participated in the Mississippi Delta Literary Tour, traveling
from Greenwood to Sumner, and ending in Oxford, Miss. On April 7,
she will be at the Canadian Library Association conference in Alabama,
while on April 8 she will take part in the Southern Kentucky Book
Festival in Bowling Green, K.Y. On April 29, she will be at Duke
University in Durham, N.C., to take part in a panel with Lewis Nordan.
Dr. Lin Knutson (English)
recently signed a contract for her latest article, "Broken
Forms: The Construction of National Identify in the post-1990 poetry
of Adrienne Rich," that will appear in Perspectives on the
Career and Influence of Adrienne Rich, published by Cambridge
An article by Dr. Ruth Caillouet
(English) appears in ALAN Review (Assembly on Literature
for Adolescents of the National Council of Teachers of English).
Titled "The Adolescent War: Finding Our Way on the Battlefield,"
the article is a critical analysis of recent adolescent war fiction
with particular emphasis on stories about young people caught on
the battlefields everywhere from the Civil War and World War II
to Gaza City. Caillouet also has an article in the March edition
of English Journal called "Creating Purpose and a Renaissance
in Research." It focuses on an approach for teaching research
methods by giving students a real purpose. The article ideas stem
from her years of teaching research papers in high school classrooms.
June Dunn (English) presented
the paper "Medea Ireland: World War I, Ireland, and Motherhood
in Kathleen Coyle's A Flock of Birds and Rosamond Jacob's
The Troubled House" at the First World War & Popular
Culture Conference at University of Newcastle upon Tyne, Newcastle,
UK, March 31-April 2.
Dr. Anna Kleiner (Sociology
and Criminal Justice) presented a research paper titled "A
Community Study of Disaster Impacts and Redevelopment Issues Facing
East Biloxi, Mississippi" at the annual meetings of the Southern
Sociological Society in New Orleans on March 23. Her co-authors
were John Green, Albert Nylander, and Monica Rosas of Delta State
A regional magazine, The
Times of Southwest Louisiana, has accepted a proposal by Norman
German (English) to create monthly crossword puzzles whose themes
will be based on local places, people, and events. The contract
is the culmination of German's skills as a cruciverbalist (crossword-puzzle
enthusiast and constructor), amateur etymologist, and digital artist.
Dr. Rhonda Cross, Karen
Lew and Josh Yellen (Kinesiology and Health Studies)
took 24 athletic training majors to Columbus, Ga., to the Hughston
Orthopedic Clinic and Hospital to participate in a cadaver dissection
of a shoulder. This is the first time that students in the athletic
training education program have had the opportunity to participate
in such an activity. Lew and Yellen also gave presentations at the
21st Annual Southeast Athletic Trainers Association Student Symposium
in Atlanta. Lew presented on communicable and non-communicable diseases
in athletics and Yellen presented on athletic training career opportunities.
Eight Southeastern students also attended the conference.
Dr. Kellen Gilbert (Sociology
and Criminal Justice) gave an invited lecture titled "Red Howling
Monkeys in Central Amazonia: Making a Living in Fragmented Forest"
at Tulane University. The talk was sponsored by the Department of
Anthropology, the graduate program in Anthropology and the Department
of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology.
Dr. Yanyi K. Djamba (Sociology
and Criminal Justice) presented a paper entitles "Money as
a Factor of Opportunity for Illicit Drug Use among High School Seniors"
at the annual meeting of the Southern Sociological Society held
in New Orleans, March 22-25. Also at the conference, Applied Sociology
graduate students Melanie B. Norwood and Dominique Brown presented
"Working to Their Own Detriment: The Underclass and the American
Dream" and "Hip Hop on the Bayou: High School Academicians'
Attitudes Toward Adolescent African American Males," respectively.
Dr. Brian S. Canfield (Counseling
and Human Development) has been awarded a 2006-2007 Fulbright Grant
by the J. William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board and the Cyprus
Fulbright Commission to serve as a lecturer/researcher in the Republic
of Cyprus on the project "Advancing Applications of Family
Therapy in Cyprus." The project will include the development
of strategies utilizing systemic family therapy to address cultural
and religious conflict between the Turkish Cypriot Muslim and Greek
Cypriot Christian communities.
Commentary by Dr. Richard
David Ramsey (General Business) has been published by the National
Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA) in review of
the NASBA proposal on the 150-semester-hour requirement for the
CPA exam as the requirement relates to business communication education.
Ramsey's commentary is available online.
Dr. Jeff Totten (Marketing)
presented two papers at the Midwest Business Administration Association
Conference on March 15-18. The papers, both published in the proceedings,
were titled "Pharmaceutical Advertising: Changes in the Wind"
and "To Donate or Not to Donate: That is the Question."
MBA student Renee Vinson was co-author of the paper on pharmaceutical
advertising. Dr. Totten also attended a board meeting of the Society
for Case Research and served as a discussant for an incident session.