ByLion - February 20

Krewe of Omega Parade
Parade traffic and Bill Evans Fest
Diamond named for Kenelly
Gospel Ensemble concert postponed
Meningitis vaccine encouraged
Students urged to apply early
Warm welcome at Jr/Sr Day
Magazine wins ADDYs
Mozart at the Columbia March 3
Sponsored Research workshops
Center for Faculty Excellence news
PKP membership meeting
SBDC management series
SBDC MS Office series
Coming up...
This week in athletics
Professional activities

Celebrate Krewe of Omega Thursday
President Randy Moffett is inviting the campus community to join him on Thursday, Feb. 23 at 5:30 p.m. to watch the Krewe of Omega Mardi Gras parade. A tent will be set up in front of the University Residence for parade viewing, music, and refreshments. 
      "I want to encourage you to bring your families and enjoy a fun filled evening!" the President said. 
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Enjoy the parade -- and Bill Evans Fest, too
The Krewe of Omega Mardi Gras parade may be on the same night as the grand finale concert of the Bill Evans Fest, but not to worry. Just second line on in to the Pottle Music Building Auditorium when the parade has passed by.
      Since the parade begins at 6 p.m. at the University Center and the Andy Laverne Duo concert starts at 7:30 p.m. at Pottle, parade traffic should not be a problem for concert goers if they approach campus from the west.
      To avoid traffic associated with the Mardi Gras parade, those attending the concert are advised to reach the Pottle Music Building Auditorium by taking I-55 to the University Avenue exit (Exit 32), then turn right off University Ave. onto General Pershing, and left onto Western Ave. (Friendship Circle).
      The parade will leave the University Center at 6 p.m. It will travel eastward on West University Avenue and south onto North General Pershing Street before turning east on West Dakota. The parade will then head south on North Magnolia, east on West Thomas Street, north on Northwest Railroad and merge onto North Oak Street where it will turn west on University Avenue and disband at the University Center.
      According to University Police Department most of the streets to the south and west should be open by around 7 p.m.
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President Moffett and Coach Artigues present roses to Mrs. KenellyBaseball diamond named for Pat Kenelly
President Randy Moffett and Head Baseball Coach Jay Artigues present roses to Mrs. Ruth Kenelly at Sunday's baseball game at Alumni Field. In a pre-game ceremony, the field's baseball diamond was named for the late Pat Kenelly, longtime baseball and football coach and athletic director at Southeastern. Kenelly's family and friends also gathered for a reception in the Billups Room where a special plaque commemorating the naming was unveiled by Kenelly's son, Ken, and daughter, Sarah Prevost. 

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Gospel Music Ensemble concert postponed
The Southeastern Gospel Music Ensemble's Feb. 23 concert, a musical "Tribute to Black History," has been postponed and will be rescheduled so as not to conflict with the Krewe of Omega Mardi Gras parade, said choir Director Kenya Lawrence Jackson. The concert was scheduled for 6 p.m. at Hammond's Greenfield Baptist Church. For additional information, contact the Department of Music and Dramatic Arts, (985) 549-2184. 
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Meningitis outbreak in Lafayette prompts warning to Southeastern students
With a recent outbreak of bacterial meningitis in Lafayette, the Southeastern Student Health Services is cautioning students to be vigilant about possible symptoms of the disease and to consider getting the meningitis immunization.
      Vera Williams, director of the university's Vera W. Thomason Health Center, said winter and early spring are peak periods for outbreaks of meningitis, which is frequently mistaken for the flu. The university has sent a mass email to students, faculty and staff reminding them of the risk factors associated with meningitis.
      Williams said symptoms include high fever, headache, stiff neck, nausea, vomiting, sleepiness, confusion, sensitivity to light and a rash. "If a student has these symptoms, he or she should contact a health care provider immediately because prompt diagnosis and treatment are extremely important in preventing complications or death," she said.
      Bacterial meningitis is spread through close physical contact, such as kissing, sharing food or beverages, eating utensils and cigarettes. Casual contact, such as being in a classroom or simply breathing the air where an infected person has been does not put a person at risk. 
      Although meningitis is rare, it strikes about 3,000 Americans each year and claims approximately 300 lives, according to the American College Health Association. Certain college students, particularly those who live in dormitories or residence halls, have a higher risk of the disease.
      Williams said a safe, effective vaccine for meningitis is available at the health unit or through private physicians. Immunity develops within seven to 10 days following vaccination and remains effective for about five years.
      Students can call the health center at (985) 549-2241 for more information.
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Prospective students encouraged to apply early
Southeastern is encouraging high school seniors to apply early for the fall 2006 semester. Applying early pays off, said Director of Admissions Richard Beaugh. 
      Beaugh said students who submit their application and supporting information quickly have a number of advantages over those who wait until late spring or summer.
      "You will get an earlier admissions decision from the university," he said. "Application fees are cheaper, and you'll be invited to participate in our first Summer Orientation Program." 
      Summer Orientation, required for all beginning freshmen and transfer students with less than 12 hours, introduces students to the university and college life through information sessions and fun activities. During the two-day program, students also register for their fall classes. Five sessions are held in June and July.
      "If you are in the first SOP, you can get a jump on college and first pick when it comes to class selection," Beaugh said.
      Beaugh said students who get their fall semester applications in by March 1 will have yet another perk: qualifying for a drawing for a laptop computer.
      Meeting the needs of prospective students was one of the motivations behind the recent redesign of Southeastern's Web site - 
      "The new web site," Beaugh said, "makes applying fast and easy. We're inviting all prospective students to visit us online. The Web site will walk them through the admissions process, step by step."
      "Apply now," he said, "and beat the rush." 
      Beaugh said students are also welcome to schedule campus tours through the Web site or by contacting Admissions at 1-800-222-SELU or
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Junior Senior Day a success
Despite chilly temperatures high school juniors and seniors and their parents found a warm welcome at Southeastern's Junior-Senior Day.
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Southeastern Magazine wins two silver ADDYs
Southeastern Magazine has been judged among the "best of the best" in creativity by the Advertising Federation of Greater Baton Rouge.
      The annual university magazine won two silver (second place) ADDYs at the 2006 ADDY event, "Westminster ADDYs, Best In Show," a gallery style showing and awards ceremony on Feb. 4 at SoGo Live in Baton Rouge.
      Southeastern Magazine won the only silver ADDY in the "printed newsletter" category. The magazine was designed by Public Information graphic designer Terry Bahm, and edited by Director Rene Abadie with photography and editorial contributions by office photographers Randy Bergeron and Claude Levet and Southeastern writers Abadie, Christina Chapple, Angey Murray, Larry Hymel, Matthew Tarver, and Matt Sullivan.
      A silver ADDY also went to the magazine's cover, designed by Bahm to highlight the cover story on the 20th anniversary of Southeastern's arts festival, Fanfare.
      The American Advertising Awards (ADDYs) recognize and award outstanding creativity in the advertising, graphic design and broadcast production fields. Winners were selected from a total of 294 entries.
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Joel SmirnoffColumbia offers magical moments of Mozart with the LPO March 3
The Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra will celebrate the musical genius of Mozart - and the composer's 250th birthday -- with the second of three 2006 concerts at the Columbia Theatre for the Performing Arts Friday, March 3.
      "Mozart, Mozart, Mozart," conducted by eminent violinist Joel Smirnoff, begins at 7:30 p.m. at the downtown Hammond theater. The symphony will perform the overture to "The Magic Flute," "Violin Concerto #5 in A Major, K. 216" and "Symphony #36 in C Major, K. 425 (Linz)." 
      Encouraged by legendary violinist Seiji Ozawa to "take up the baton," Joel Smirnoff has developed into a highly acclaimed conductor with an impressive and wide-ranging repertoire. He is consistently cited for his high energy and special attention to the stylistic demands of each work he conducts. 
      In summer 2000, Smirnoff made his official American conducting debut with the San Francisco Symphony. He also is a frequent guest with the New World Symphony and the Tanglewood Music Center Orchestra and has received rave reviews for his appearances with ensembles such as the St. Paul Chamber Orchestra, the Norwegian Chamber Orchestra and the Basel Sinfonietta.
      In addition to his activities as a conductor, Smirnoff is first violinist of the Juilliard String Quartet and chairman of the Violin Department at The Juilliard School. He was featured violin soloist at Tanglewood in 1997 and in 1983 debuted on Carnegie Hall's "Emerging Artists" series after winning second prize at the International American Music Competition for Violin.
      Smirnoff also plays jazz, performing frequently as improvising soloist with Tony Bennett. His solos were featured on the Grammy award-winning CD "Tony Bennett Sings Ellington Hot and Cool." He has also been guest soloist with Gunther Schuller and the American Jazz Orchestra, and the Billy Taylor Trio.
      The LPO will be joined by guest violinist Joan Kwuon, Smirnoff's wife and teaching assistant at The Juilliard School. Kwuon's graceful stage presence and passionate musicality has captured the acclaim of audiences and critics. She has performed extensively as soloist with a variety of orchestras at such prestigious venues as Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center's Alice Tully Hall, Ozawa Hall at Tanglewood and at several international music festivals. 
      Tickets for "Mozart, Mozart, Mozart" are $32, Orchestra 1 and Loge; $28, Orchestra 2 and Balcony 1; and $20, Orchestra 3; and $19, Balcony 2.
      Tickets are available at the Columbia box office, (985) 543-4371, located in the theater's lobby, 220 E. Thomas Street, and online at Box office hours are noon to five p.m., weekdays. 
      For additional information on Columbia 2005-06 events, call 985-543-4366 or visit
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Sponsored Research workshop schedule
Registration is suggested, but not required for the following Sponsored Research workshops. For more information, please contact the Office of Sponsored Research and Programs at 985-549-5312 or e-mail
      Making Time to Write Proposals, Wednesday, Feb. 22, 2-3 p.m., Tinsley Hall, Room 103: Interested in writing a grant, but can't quite find the time? Putting the proposal together won't seem so overwhelming once you learn organizational techniques. Get some first hand tips on time management from a faculty PI, Dr. Barbara Schuldt, associate professor of management.
      Writing Successful Grant Proposals, Wednesday, March 8 and Thursday, March 9, 2-3 p.m., Tinsley Hall, Room 103: Proven "key" elements of successful grant proposals, along with helpful hints for developing an outstanding proposal will be discussed.
      Making Your Grant Proposal Persuasive, Wednesday, March 15, 10-11 a.m. and Thursday, March 16, 2-3 p.m., Tinsley, Room 103: Join Dr. Jack Bedell, associate professor of English, for a discussion on the use of creative and persuasive writing techniques that can make your proposal stand out among the competition.
      Preparing the Proposal Budget, Wednesday, March 22 and Thursday, March 23, 2-3 p.m., Tinsley Hall, Room 103: The workshop will provide guidance in constructing a realistic budget that works. Personnel, fringe, travel, supplies, operating costs, acquisitions, and indirect costs are some of the categories that will be covered. Kinds of cost sharing/matching fund items will also be discussed.
      Administering Your Grant Award, Wednesday, March 29 and Thursday, March 30, 2-3 p.m., Tinsley Hall, Room 103: Now that you have an award, what's next? Knowing how to coordinate with Grants Accounting, Human Resources, & Purchasing at Southeastern will make the administration of a grant easier. Representatives of these offices will be on hand to provide information on procedures and to answer questions.
      Writing Sub Contracts and More, Wednesday, April 5 and Thursday, 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.
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This week in the Center for Faculty Excellence

Workshops: 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
      Tuesday, Feb. 21, 12:30-1:30 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 first lecture for the Spring will be "Academic Honesty" with Dr. H. Lynn Stallworth and Dr. Robert Braun. 
      3-4 p.m., Tuesday T Times! -- The Center will host a series of afternoon talks that focus on teaching. Tea and treats will be served. The first interactive discussion will be "Grades and Chocolate: Is There Really a Difference?" 
      Wednesday, Feb. 22, noon-1 p.m., Brown Bag -- The Brown Bag series continues with "Service Learning and Civic Engagement." Our campus students and faculty have developed and implemented many great post-Katrina service projects. Come to our Brown Bag discussion forum and hear all about them. There will be group discussions with a question and answer period. The first in this series will be "Campus Response to Katrina." Bring your lunch and a friend. Dessert and drinks will be provided.
      Thursday, Feb. 23, 12:30-1:30 p.m. Science & Religion BBQ Lunch & Discussion -- This series continues with Dr. Jim Walter, director of Honors Program and his session "Theology of the Body in John Paul II's Hermeneutic Perspective on Genesis 1-2." All interested faculty, staff, students and community members are invited, and as always, lunch is free.
      Friday, Feb. 24, 10-11 a.m., Ditch the Digital Drop box -- Using the Assignments feature in Blackboard.
Deadlines to remember
      Travel, Mini, and Journal Grants for the fourth quarter of FY 2005-06 are due by Wednesday, March 1. Information can be found at
       Fifth annual Faculty Conference on Teaching, Research and Creativity, Wednesday-Friday, April 5-7 -- The conference will provide a forum for sharing faculty's successful practices, projects, creative endeavors, and research. The form to submit a proposal for the conference can be found at Deadline for proposals is Friday, March 3, 2006.
Faculty Development & CITI Grants
Due to recent budget cuts, funding is currently limited to $1,000.
Faculty Development Grant Program -- Proposals are now being solicited for scholarly projects requiring financial support during the 2006-07 academic year. 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 pm.
      Each grant award is for a maximum of $1,000. All full-time faculty members holding academic rank, excluding those currently holding administrative appointments above the level of department head, are eligible to apply.
       Application forms:
The Center's Innovative Teaching Initiative -- The Center for Faculty Excellence is soliciting proposals to develop innovative courses or to integrate innovative teaching and/or assessment elements into existing courses. Proposals must describe projects that go beyond traditional teaching and learning paradigms. Proposed projects may link learning with the workplace, enhance courses with technology, encourage faculty-student research and interaction, create K-12 and business partnerships for learning, or increase awareness of cultural pluralism.
      All full-time university faculty members holding academic rank, excluding those currently holding administrative appointments above the level of department head, are eligible to apply. Deadline date for proposals is Monday, April 10. Original proposal and four copies must be delivered to the Center for Faculty Excellence, Tinsley Annex, Room 6 by 4:30 p.m.
      For the application form , please go to the Center's web site as shown below or visit our office in Tinsley Annex, Room 6.
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Phi Kappa Phi spring membership meeting
The annual Spring General Membership meeting of the Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi will be held Wednesday, Feb. 22, at 3:30 p.m. in the Southeastern Room of the Student Union. Members are invited to vote on new student, faculty, staff, and alumni members and discuss plans for the spring initiation and banquet on May 4.
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Southeastern and Hammond Chamber Host Management Series
The Southeastern Louisiana University Small Business Development Center and Hammond Chamber of commerce are sponsoring a series of human resource management classes in March.
      The seminars will be held in Hammond at the Southeast Louisiana Business Center on Martens Drive. The series is designed to instill ideas and techniques that will enhance worker motivation, productivity, and performance.
      The seminars are scheduled for 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. The cost for each session is $25, or $100 for the entire series. 
      Speakers will be Glen Villalobos, a specialist in personnel, wage and hour payroll, and Michael T. Tusa, Jr., an attorney with extensive experience counseling employers and managers on issues related to the ADA, ASEA, FMLA Title VII, ERISA, Fair Labor Standards Act, and state laws governing employment. 
      On March 3, "Finding and Hiring the Right People" will help participants learn traditional and non-traditional ways to hire the right people for their organizations.
      "Getting the Most From Your Employee" on March 10 will show participants how to keep employees on track. Topics will include performance appraisals, motivating employees, disciplinary and corrective process.
      "Workplace Regulations" on March 17 will explain aspects of legal issues so participants know how to stay on the right side of the law.
      "Compensating Your Employees" on March 24 will answer payment questions so participants can be sure they are competitive in the marketplace for needed staff.
      On March 31, "Developing Your Organization" will cover organizational design, reporting relationships, and how to develop people to improve their performance and prepare them for higher levels of responsibility.
      For more information or to register, contact Sandy Summers at the Southeastern SBDC, (985) 549-3831 or
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Southeastern and St. Tammany Chamber host MS Office Series
The Southeastern Louisiana University Small Business Development Center along with the St. Tammany West Chamber of Commerce will offer several hands on computer classes in March. 
      The classes will provide an opportunity for small business owners and their employees, as well as north shore entrepreneurs, to receive low cost training on high demand computer programs.
      All classes will be held at Southeastern's St. Tammany Center in Mandeville from 9 a.m. to noon. The cost for each class is $60; discounts will be given to area chambers of commerce members. The schedule of classes includes:
      Microsoft Word Basic, March 7 and 9 -- Basic editing and formatting, using templates and wizards, reports and long documents, schedules and programs, flyers and advertisements, and invitations. Cost is $60.
      Microsoft Excel Basic, March 14 and 16 -- Entering and formatting data, editing formulas, templates, creating financial reports, creating charts and graphs. Cost is $60.
      Microsoft PowerPoint Basic, March 21 and 23 -- Creating presentations, enhancing presentations, working with slide shows and audience materials, importing and exporting text and objects. Cost is $60.
      Microsoft Access Basic, March 28 and 30 -- Understanding database design and views, tables and data sheets, creating and using forms, filtering data, and using the wizard.
      For more information on these classes or others available such as upcoming Microsoft Office intermediate/advanced classes, contact Sandy Summers at (985)549-3831 or
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Coming up�
Through Feb. 26
      "Department of Visual Arts Faculty Exhibition," Contemporary Art Gallery, East Stadium. Gallery hours: 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m., weekdays. (985) 549-2193.
February 20
      Bill Evans Festival: Navy Band of New Orleans Jazz Ensemble, 4 p.m., Pottle Auditorium; Southeastern One O'Clock and Two O'Clock Big Bands directed by Richard Schwartz, 7:30 p.m., Pottle Auditorium. Free. (985) 549-2184.
      Black History Month: Black History and Politics Lecture Series, Yanyi Djamba, "A Bio-Sociological Perspective on the Geography of HIV/AIDS, noon, Student Union Theatre Free. (985) 549-2109.
      Black History Month: All Things Black -- A Night of Black Culture and Art, 6 p.m., Student Union Theatre. Free. (985) 549-0329.
February 21
      Bill Evans Festival: Southeastern Faculty and Non-Music Faculty Jazz Ensemble, 4 p.m., Pottle Auditorium; Leon Anderson Trio, 7:30 p.m., Pottle Auditorium. Free (985) 549-2184.
      Black History Month: "Meet Mrs. Rosa Parks," 6:30 p.m., Student Union Theatre. Free (985) 549-3805.
Feburary 22 
      Bill Evans Festival: Southeastern Faculty and Guests Jazz Quartet, 7:30 p.m., Pottle Auditorium
February 23
      Bill Evans Festival: Andy LaVerne Duo, 7:30 p.m., Pottle Auditorium
      Black History Month: Black Greek Success Program, 7 p.m., Student Union ballroom. Free. (985) 549-2120.
      Sales Tax and Use Seminar, 10 a.m.-noon, Southeastern St. Tammany Center, $5 per person; free for area Chambers of Commerce members. Pre-registration preferred; contact Sandy Summers, Southeastern Louisiana University Small Business Development Center, (985) 549- 3831, 
      Black History Month: Black History and Politics Lecture Series -- " Louisiana's Black Leaders and the Challenges of Hurricanes Katrina and Rita," 2 p.m., Student Union Theatre. Free. (985) 549-2109.
      Black History Month: "Taking a Look Back" Quiz bowl, 7 p.m., Student Union Southeastern Room. Free. (985) 549-1623.
February 25
      Black History Month: NAACP Freedom Fund Banquet, 6:30 p.m. Contact: Pat Morris, (985) 517-4267.
March 3
      "Mozart, Mozart, Mozart," Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra, 7:30 p.m., Columbia Theatre for the Performing Arts, 210 E. Thomas St., Hammond. Tickets: $32 Orchestra 1 and Loge; $28 Orchestra 2 and Balcony 1; $20 Orchestra 3 and $19 Balcony 2. Box office hours: noon-5 p.m., weekdays, 985-543-4371.
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This week in athletics
The Southeastern men's and women's basketball teams will look to continue their respective climbs up the Southland Conference standings during this week in Southeastern Athletics.
      The Lions (13-11, 7-6 SLC) have won five of their last six games to move into fifth place in the Southland Conference standings heading into Saturday's regular season home finale versus Texas-Arlington.       Southeastern and UTA will tip-off at 7 p.m. in the University Center. The game will be broadcast live in the Hammond area on KSLU 90.9 FM and on the internet at Saturday will also be Senior Day and seniors Ricky Woods, Jonathan Walker, Chris Lee and Scott Roniger will be honored in a special pre-game ceremony.
      The Lady Lions (11-12, 8-5 SLC) are the league's hottest team, having won six consecutive games including road wins over Louisiana-Monroe and Northwestern State this weekend. Southeastern heads into this week's action tied with ULM for fourth place in the league standings. On Thursday, the Lady Lions will take on Texas State at 7 p.m. in San Marcos, Texas. Southeastern will meet the SLC's leading team, Texas-Arlington on Saturday at 2 p.m. in Texas Hall. Both games will be broadcast live in the Hammond area on KSLU 90.9 FM and on the internet at
      The Southeastern baseball team (4-2) will take on two in-state foes this week. On Tuesday, the Lions will be at No. 16 LSU for a 6:30 p.m. contest at Alex Box Stadium. Tuesday's game will be broadcast live in the Hammond area on KSLU 90.9 FM and on the internet at Southeastern will face Southern in a three-game series starting Friday at 6 p.m. in Baton Rouge. The Lions and Jaguars will be in Hammond on Saturday for a 2 p.m. contest at Alumni Field, while Sunday's series finale will be played at 1 p.m. in Baton Rouge.
      The Southeastern softball team (3-3) will head on the road for five games this week. The Lady Lions will compete in the Birmingham Southern Invitational on Friday and Saturday. Southeastern is scheduled to face Mississippi Valley State (3 p.m.) and Birmingham Southern (7 p.m.) on Friday. Saturday will see the Lady Lions take on Stephen F. Austin at 9 a.m. Southeastern will remain in Alabama on Sunday, facing Troy State in a 1 p.m. doubleheader.
      The Southeastern golf team will complete its first tournament of the season this week. The final round of the Santa Anita Classic is scheduled for Monday in Guadalajara, Mexico.
      The Southeastern men's tennis team will be back in action on Saturday. The Lions will host Grambling at 10 a.m. and SLC foe Texas-Pan American at 2 p.m. at the Southeastern Tennis Complex.
      The 75th-ranked Southeastern women's tennis team (2-1) will return to the court on Tuesday, facing Southern Miss at 2 p.m. in Hattiesburg, Miss. On Saturday, Southeastern will host Grambling at 10 a.m. and UTPA at 2 p.m.
Monday, February 20
      Men's Golf, at Santa Anita Classic, Guadalajara, Mexico, All Day
Tuesday, February 21
      Baseball, at LSU, Baton Rouge, 6:30 p.m. (KSLU 90.9 FM)
      Women's Tennis, at Southern Miss, Hattiesburg, Miss., 2 p.m.
Thursday, February 23
      Women's Basketball, at Texas State, San Marcos, Texas, 7 p.m. (KSLU 90.9 FM)
Friday, February 24
      Baseball, at Southern, Baton Rouge, 6 p.m.
      Softball, vs. Mississippi Valley State, Birmingham, Ala., 3 p.m.
      Softball, at Birmingham Southern, Birmingham, Ala., 7 p.m.
Saturday, February 25
      Men's Basketball, vs. Texas-Arlington (Senior Day), University Center, 7 p.m. (KSLU 90.9 FM)
      Women's Basketball, at Texas-Arlington, Arlington, Texas, 2 p.m. (KSLU 90.9FM)
      Baseball, vs. Southern, Alumni Field, 2 p.m.
      Softball, vs. Stephen F. Austin, Birmingham, Ala., 9 a.m.
      Men's Tennis, vs. Grambling, 10 a.m., Southeastern Tennis Complex
      Women's Tennis, vs. Grambling, 10 a.m., Southeastern Tennis Complex
      Men's Tennis, vs. Texas-Pan American, 2 p.m., Southeastern Tennis Complex
      Women's Tennis, vs. Texas-Pan American, 2 p.m., Southeastern Tennis Complex
Sunday, February 26
      Softball, at Troy State (DH), Troy, Ala., 1 p.m.
      Baseball, at Southern, Baton Rouge, 1 p.m.
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Professional activities
The creative and scholarly writers of our Department of English continue to gain accolades for their work. Dr. Norman German's story "Sportfishing with Cameron," which has enjoyed a three-year run on the Southeastern Channel, is due out in April in an LSU Press anthology titled Wide Awake in the Pelican State. LSU Press says the contributors are "21 of the finest modern writers who claim Louisiana as home," including Tim Gautreaux, Ernest Gaines, and Pulitzer Prize winners Robert Olen Butler, Shirley Ann Grau, and Richard Ford. For a more complete review, see
      A Killing in This Town, the latest book by Southeastern Writer-in-Residence Olympia Vernon, was reviewed both in the New York Times Book Review and in the Baton Rouge Advocate. The Times review can be viewed at the following link: 'A Killing in This Town,' by Olympia Vernon: Cycle of Violence. 
      David Hanson's article on Ruskin appeared in an anthology of juvenalia that was just reviewed on the front page of the Times Literary Supplement. To read this review, go to,,25341-2030655,00.html.
      Dr. Jack Bedell's new full-length book, Come Rain, Come Shine, is due out from the Texas A&M Press Consortium next month. Reviewers of the book give it highest praise: "High-spirited and unafraid, full of Louisiana Cajun zest, quick to anger and quick to forgive, and quick to offer unabashed praise for his world, Jack Bedell's new poems take us through lived experiences, come rain or come shine" (Heather Ross Miller). "These poems are infused with a deep understanding of what it is to be human because Bedell has cored them from the heart" (Vivian Shipley). "Jack Bedell is a prince amongst poets. . . . His is a mature voice, graceful and eloquent, that brings to life more than the memory of the place and its people" (Virgil Suarez). 
Sam Hyde interviewed by CSPANSamuel Hyde (History/Center for Southeast La. Studies) was recently filmed to appear on the nationally televised C-Span program "Book notes." The interview was conducted at the Bluebonnet Library in Baton Rouge as part of a traveling C-Span project to identify critically significant publications from various regions of the country. C-Span producer Scott Crosby conducted the interview that highlighted Hyde's book Pistols and Politics: The Dilemma of Democracy in Louisiana's Florida Parishes. The interview centered on questions about the transformation of southeastern Louisiana from a dangerous backcountry to a region of rapid growth and development with emphasis on the changing patterns of violence that have characterized the South during the course of the past century. Hyde's role as an expert witness in a Santa Barbara, California capital murder death penalty appeal case also proved significant to the interview. The segment will air nation wide in the spring.
      Thomas Mark (Mathematics) recently published reviews of the following papers in Mathematical Reviews: (1) P. Ozsvath and Z. Szabo, "Holomorphic disks and invariants for closed thee-manifolds," Ann. of Math. 159 (2004) no 3, 1027-1158; (2) P. Ozsvath and Z. Szabo, "Holomorphic disks and three-manifold invariants: properties and applications," Ann. of Math. 159 (2004) no 3, 1159-1245; (3) P. Ozsvath and Z. Szabo, "Heegaard diagrams and holomorphic disks," in "Different faces of geometry," 301-348, Int. Math. Ser., Kluwer/Plenum, New York 2004; (4) M. Jacobsson, "Chewing the Khovanov homology of tangles," Fund. Math. 184 (2004), 103-112; (5) Y. Bahram Pour and M. Sharifzadeh, "The Seiberg-Witten equations for R^4-(2,2)," Proceedings of the 3rd seminar on geometry and topology, 135-142, Azarb. Univ. Tarbiat Moallem, Tabriz, 2004.
      Zachariah Teitler (Mathematics) attended the MAGIC '05 conference, "Midwest Algebra, Geometry and their Interactions Conference" at the University of Notre Dame in South Bend, Ind., Oct. 7-11.
      Melinda Holt (Mathematics) was recently appointed as an Adjunct Associate Professor in the Department of Experimental Statistics at Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge.
      Beth Stahr (Sims Memorial Library) wrote an article entitled "How Repositories Fared From the Hurricanes" that was published in the Winter 2005 issue of the FGS Forum.
      J B Hill (Sims Memorial Library) was selected to serve on the editorial board of The Reference Librarian, a peer-reviewed journal published by Hayworth Press.
      Mrs. Dorothy Burton-Nelson (CAP Center) was the keynote speaker at the first annual induction of the National Society of Collegiate Scholars (NSCS) on Thursday night. Southeastern joins LSU and Tulane as the only two universities in the state who have NSCS organizations. A member of the Association of College Honor Societies, NSCS is the nation�s only honors organization that exclusively invites college freshman and sophomores. Membership is by invitation only, is designed to recognize outstanding academic achievement (3.4 gpa or higher and top 20% of their class) and to assist students in reaching their career objectives early in their college careers. Dr. Debbie Longman serves as advisor of NSCS on the Southeastern campus.
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