receives national award
Southeastern management professor David Wyld has been selected as
a recipient of the national "Rising Star Award," presented by e-Gov
Institute and Federal Computer Week, as an up and coming leader in
the government information technology community.
"The award recognizes Dr. Wyld's work
in the application of RFID technology in the Department of Defense
and elsewhere in the public sector," said Randy Settoon, dean of the
College of Business.
Wyld will receive the award at a gala in
Washington, D.C., on October 12. He also will be profiled in an October
issue of Federal Computer Week.
KSLU to rebroadcast 'Katrina: In Their Own Words'
In recognition of the anniversary of Hurricane Katrina's landfall,
KSLU 90.9 FM, Southeastern's public radio station, will broadcast "Katrina:
In Their Own Words" on Tuesday, August 29, at 5:30 p.m.
The 30-minute program documents the stories,
thoughts and writings of students and teachers impacted by the storm. The
show, produced by KSLU Interim General Manager Todd Delaney, was a collaboration
between KSLU and the Southeastern Louisiana Writing Project at Southeastern.
Writers from kindergarten to college age along
with their teachers participated in "Katrina: In Their Own Words." Southeastern
English faculty brought the KSLU project into their classrooms by assigning
students to write essays or poetry, and, in the case of SLWP Director Richard
Louth, song lyrics. The lyrics were put to music by SLWP teacher consultant
and musician Robert Calmes, who performs several of the songs during the
"Katrina: In Their Own Words" can also be
heard online at www.kslu.org/katrina.mp3.
For more information, contact KSLU at (985) 549-2330.
professor selected national 'Project NExT' fellow
Zach Teitler, assistant professor of mathematics, has been selected
as participants in the prestigious national program, Project NExT.
Project NExT (New Experiences in Teaching)
draws from new or recent doctoral degree recipients who are interested
in improving the teaching and learning methods of undergraduate mathematics
students. Approximately 80 fellows are chosen annually.
Teitler, who joined the mathematics faculty
last year, is the fourth Southeastern professor to have been chosen for
the program. Associate professor Kent Neuerberg was selected in 1999, while
former mathematics faculty members Jonathan Hatch and Katherine Roegner
served as NExT fellows in 2001.
Fellows who participate in Project NExT attend
national workshops and meetings and network among other mathematicians
who share their interest and concerns about balancing teaching, research,
and professional service. The Mathematical Association of America links
the fellows throughout the country via an electronic network.
Teitler participated in Project NExT workshops
in Knoxville, Tenn., August 7-12, in conjunction with the national conference
of the Mathematics Association of America. He will attend additional workshops
in New Orleans next January and in San Jose, Calif., next August.
A California native, Teitler received his
bachelor's degree from the University California Santa Barbara in 2000
and doctorate in 2005 from the University of Michigan.
for excellent service
Southeastern faculty and staff were honored for 25, 30 and 35
years of service at last week's faculty and staff convocation.
Congratulations - and thank you! - to all the recipients. Right,
Barbara Hyde, School of Nursing, received a 35-year service
award. 25 year recipients (first photo below), shown
with President Randy Moffett, are, from left, front, Barbara
Brooks, Jane Chutz, Patricia Duplessis, Janet Quarles, Lynn
Stirling, Diane Strickland, Sheila Tregre, Steve Soutullo; back,
Melanie King, David Ramsey, Betty Jones, Georgia Lacour, Donna
Methvien, Ginger Newman, Karen Moody, Terry Passman. Not shown
are Charles Briggs, Anita Farkas, Scott Fletcher, Annie Knighten,
and Joseph Patti. 30-year recipients (second photo below),
are, from left, President Randy Moffett, Sara Bidner, Don Elbers,
Robert "Doc" Goodwin, Betty Guy, Barbara Moffett,
Elizabeth Partridge, Harold West, and Mike Whisenhunt. Not shown
are Larry Gray and Jack Lamonte.
sets new reading record
"We did it," said Louvenia Askew, outgoing site manager for Hammond
Jumpstart. The Southeastern-based program was among hundreds of others
nationwide promoting participation in Jumpstart's "Read for the Record"
campaign, a national campaign to engage tens of thousands of adults and
children in setting the world record for the largest ever shared reading
Jumpstart Hammond encouraged readers to sign
up at www.readfortherecord.org
to read the campaign's official book, The Little Engine That Could,
last Thursday. According to the Web site, the record was set with
the book being read to more than 103,000 children -- and still counting.
Above, Hammond Mayor Mason Foster, second
from right, reads and signs a "Read for the Record" proclamation at
the Hammond Library. Joining him for the ceremony were, from left,
Askew; Jumpstart Hammond faculty advisor Cynthia Elliott, associate
professor in the Department of Teaching and Learning; Hammond children's
librarian Karen Plauche; Tangipahoa Parish Library Director Christopher
Kuechmann; and Diane Allen, dean of the College of Education and Human
Board of Regents Grant Workshop
A Board of Regents grant workshop is scheduled for Wednesday, September
6, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Student Union, Pelican Room 229.
The workshop provides a great opportunity to meet with representatives
from the Board of Regents to discuss grant ideas and ask questions.
For more information on the workshop, call
Margaret Adelmann at 549-5312 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Board of Regents 2006-2007 Support Fund
Research and Development Program: RCS &
ITRS -- 2006-2007 Disciplines Eligible: Physics/Astronomy, Mathematics,
Agricultural Sciences, Engineering A (Chemical, Civil, Electrical, etc.),
Social Sciences, Biological Sciences (eligible every year), Computer &
Information Sciences (eligible every year), Earth/Environmental Sciences
(eligible every year).
Enhancement Program -- 2006-2007 Disciplines
Eligible: Arts, Earth/Environmental Sciences, Agricultural Sciences,
Health & Medical Sciences, Engineering A (Chemical, Civil, Electrical,
This week in the Center for Faculty Excellence
Workshops: All Center for Faculty Excellence 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. For information,
contact the center at ext. 5791 or e-mail us at email@example.com.
Tuesday, 9:30-11:30 a.m. -- Blackboard
Introduction: The workshop will cover Blackboard navigation,
setting course availability, posting the course syllabus, posting
announcements, using e-mail, managing the gradebook and posting
Tuesday, 1-3 p.m. -- PowerPoint: The
workshop is designed to introduce the functionality and assist faculty
in developing lessons in Power Point to assist in easier presentation of
information to their students.
Wednesday, 1:30-3:30 p.m. and Thursday,
9-11 a.m. -- Excel for Gradekeeping: Learn the basics of Excel. Emphasis
will be placed on how to keep a gradebook using Excel.
Calls for proposals
Teaching enhancement grant proposals: The
Center for Faculty Excellence announces the call for proposals for Teaching
Enhancement Grants for the current fiscal year. The grants are designed
to enhance classroom teaching in the areas of Professional Development
in Teaching, Course Enhancement, and Curriculum Development or Revision.
Proposals are due by September 22. More information is available at http://www2.selu.edu/Academics/FacultyExcellence/Teach/.
Travel, mini, journal grant proposals
for the second quarter are due in the Center for Faculty Excellence
by Friday, September 1. The forms can be found at http://www2.selu.edu/Academics/FacultyExcellence/Research/index.htm.
week in athletics
The Southeastern football team opens up its 2006 season this week,
facing New Mexico State on Thursday at 8 p.m. (CST) in Las Cruces, N.M.
The Lions are heading into their second season
under head coach Dennis Roland. Southeastern finished 4-6 in 2005
and return 13 starters, including seven from a defense that finished
third in the Southland Conference in yards allowed. New Mexico State,
coached by former Lion head coach Hal Mumme, is looking to rebound
from a 0-12 finish in 2005. Thursday's game will be broadcast live
in the Hammond area on KAJUN 107.1 FM.
The Southeastern volleyball team (0-3) will
hold its home opener this week, hosting Alcorn State at 6:30 p.m. in the
University Center. Admission is free. Following Tuesday's match, the Lady
Lions will head to Jacksonville, Fla. to compete in the Jacksonville University
Tournament. Southeastern will face the host Lady Dolphins on Friday at
6:30 p.m. On Saturday, Southeastern takes on Lafayette at 11 a.m. and Georgia
Southern at 3 p.m.
The women's soccer team (1-1) is also scheduled
to return to action this week. On Friday, the Lady Lions will be in
Mobile, Ala., to face South Alabama at 7 p.m. Southeastern will remain
in Mobile and face Troy on Sunday at 4 p.m. on the South Alabama campus.
The women's cross country team will compete
in its first meet of 2006 this week. The Lady Lions compete in the Tulane
Invitational on Friday at City Park in New Orleans.
Tuesday, August 29
Volleyball, vs. Alcorn State, University Center,
Thursday, August 31
Football, at New Mexico State, Las
Cruces, N.M., 8 p.m. (KAJUN 107.1 FM)
Friday, September 1
Soccer, at South Alabama, Mobile, Ala., 7
Volleyball, at Jacksonville (JU Tournament),
Jacksonville, Fla., 6:30 p.m.
Women's Cross Country, at Tulane Invitational,
New Orleans, All Day
Saturday, September 2
Volleyball, vs. Lafayette (JU Tournament),
Jacksonville, Fla., 11 a.m.
Volleyball, vs. Georgia Southern (JU Tournament),
Jacksonville, Fla., 3 p.m.
Sunday, September 3
Soccer, vs. Troy, Mobile, Ala., 4 p.m.
Wardrobe party honors the late Hunter Durham
Faculty and staff are invited to a "wardrobe party" on Sept. 17
from 5-8 p.m. at the Village Shopping Center, 2881 Highway 190,
Mandeville. Hosted by Pam Prescott (General Studies) and Kris Jones
(Accounting), the party is a fundraiser for the American Heart Association
and is being held in memory Southeastern faculty member Hunter Durham.
Members of the Southeastern family are invited
to "buy new clothes while contributing to a good cause," the hostesses
For additional information, contact Prescott
at firstname.lastname@example.org or 3853.
Southeastern co-hosts joint meeting of Ichthyologists
Brian Crother and Mary White (Biological Sciences) co-hosted the
86th annual Joint Meetings of Ichthyologists and Herpetologists
held in New Orleans from July 12-17. The meetings were attended
by approximately 1,200 people from more than 30 countries. Provost
John Crain gave the welcoming speech.
The Department of Biological Sciences was
well represented at the meetings by both faculty and student researchers.
White gave a talk titled "Primordial Germ
Cell Determination in Fish" and Crother gave a talk titled "Squamate
Phylogeny" in a symposium that he co-organized. Graduate students
in the Crother/White lab gave the following presentations: Thomas
Eimermacher, "Phylogenetic Relationships of Dispholidini (Serpentes:
Colubridae); Tiffany Schriever, "Geographic Variation in Salinity
Tolerance among Green treefrog (Hyla cinerea) Populations
in Southeast Louisiana"; Damian Green, "Phylogeny of palm-pitvipers
(Bothriechis) inferred from nuclear DNA"; Ryan Chabarria
"Can DNA Be Extracted from Formalin Fixed Ethanol Preserved Museum
Kyle Piller (Biological Sciences) gave
a talk titled "Resource partitioning and morphometric diversity
among silverside fishes (Atherinopsidae: Chirostoma), Lake
Chapala." Graduate students in his lab also gave presentations:
Devin Bloom, "Molecular systematics of the Tribe Menidiini (Atherinopsidae)
with emphasis on the genus Chirostoma, a group of freshwater silversides
endemic to Mexico"; Lisa Cordes, "Impacts of a freshwater diversion
on gene flow and genetic differentiation in fishes of the Mississippi
River and Lake Pontchartrain Basins."
Biological Sciences Department Head David
Sever's talk was titled "Sperm aggregations in the spermatheca of
the Red Back Salamander (Plethodon cinereus)." His participating
graduate students included Dustin Siegel, "Sperm storage in Agkistrodon
piscivorus females"; and April Bagwill, "Seasonal ultrastructure
of the oviduct of the American Alligator, Alligator mississippiensis:
Sperm storage as a possible reproductive tactic."
Roldán Valverde (Biological Sciences)
presented "Toward the development of an assay to detect endocrine disruption
in reptiles," and his graduate student Rosemary Becker gave a presentation
titled "Phylogenetic implications of Trachemys scripta proopiomelanocortin
William Font gave a talk titled "Host-parasite
relationships of the roundworm Camallanus cotti and its fish hosts
in Hawaiian streams" and Cliff Fontenot spoke on "Snake assemblage
comparison between two surveys done 13 years apart in southeast
Dr. Andrew Traver (History) and his colleagues on The Scotus
Project have published the fifth and final volume of the critical
edition of B. John Duns Scotus' philosophical works titled Quaestiones
super secundum et tertium De anima Aristotelis (Catholic University
of America Press, 2006). The first volume of the Scotus Project's
edition of the Subtle Doctor's theological works, Reportatio
parisiensis I dd. 1-24, will be published in spring 2008.
Mary Marx Frances (Sims Memorial
Library) published an article in The International Journal of
Learning, vol.12. The article was titled, "Impact of Libraries
on School Effectiveness in the Aga Khan Education service."
Dr. Debra Dolliver (Chemistry &
Physics) and colleagues from Louisiana State University and Texas
Woman's University have published an article in the Australian
Journal of Chemistry titled "Synthesis and Characterization
of a,b-Unsaturated Hydroximoyl Chlorides and Hydroximates."
Dr. Roldán Valverde (Biological
Sciences) participated as a review panelist in the NSF Graduate
Teaching Fellows in K-12 Education (GK-12) program review panel
held at the NSF headquarters in Arlington, Va., on August 17-18.
The program's objectives are to offer graduate students opportunities
to acquire additional skills to broadly prepare them for professional
and scientific careers, to help improve the teaching of science,
technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) in K-12 education,
and to help K-12 students to be better prepared to STEM disciplines
during their higher education. Awards carry a maximum of $600,000
per year for a total of five years. For more information, visit
Pierre Titard and James
DeFranceschi (Accounting) conducted a continuing professional
education workshop, "Improving Critical Thinking through a Management
Accounting Simulation," at the Annual Meeting of the American Accounting
Association in Washington, D.C. on August 6.
Dr. Tim Gautreaux (Writer in Residence,
English) has had a short story, "The Safe," published in this summer's
special fiction issue of The Atlantic Monthly.
Dr. David C. Wyld (Management) delivered
an "eGovernment Update" presentation to the annual convention of
the Louisiana Organization of Parish Administrative Officials in
Hammond on August 24.
Dr. Wyld has also been notified that his paper, "Presiding in the
Carnival of Ideas: Are Innovative College and University Presidents
Following the Lead of Corporate Executives into the Blogosphere?",
has been accepted for publication in the Journal of Academic
Administration in Higher Education.
A paper written by Dr. Wyld, Dr. Michael
Budden (Marketing), and Dr. M. A. Jones (Marketing) has
been accepted for publication in the Journal of Global Information
Technology. The paper is titled "From Surveillance to Service:
How RFID Can Fight Shrinkage and Remake Retailing in the Process."
Dr. Harold Davis (Accounting) conducted
a workshop on June 20 at the Northshore Excellence in Teaching with
Technology Conference sponsored by Southeastern, Delgado Community
College, and the St. Tammany Parish School Board. During this hands-on
workshop, participants learned how to use Camtasia Studio 3 to create
presentations for online or supplemental class purposes.
A paper written by Dr. A. M. M. Jamal
(Management), Dr. Yu Hsing (General Business), and Dr.
David Ramsey (General Business), "Effects of Macroeconomics
Policies on Output Fluctuations in Bulgaria," has been accepted
for publication in the Atlantic Economics Journal.
Dr. Yanyi K. Djamba (Sociology and
Criminal Justice) and Dr. Sitawa R. Kimuna of East Carolina University
presented a paper titled "Intimate Partner Violence Among Married
Women in Kenya" at the annual meeting of the American Sociological
Association held in Montreal, Canada, August 11-14.