earn national honor
The Southeastern Lionette Dance team has brought home two awards
from the Universal Dance Association's National Competition.
against 28 teams in UDA's Division I, the Lionettes were selected
for second place in the "hip hop" division and third in the jazz
division. As one of the top three finishers in both jazz and hip-hop
division, the Southeastern dancers will appear on the national
sports network ESPN later this year.
Director Christen Anzalone credited the team's success to the
team's hard work and the leadership, coaching and motivation provided
by captain Kandace Kurtz of Mandeville and co-captain Stephanie
Sims of Baton Rouge.
takes much dedication and love for dance to devote so much time
to this sport. I am so proud of the team," Anzalone said.
for the national competition, the teams must submit unedited video
of a dance routine. Videos are judged on projection, choreography,
technique, group execution and overall effect. Anzalone said the
Lionettes placed third out of 27 teams in the initial bid ranking.
team's jazz dance was choreographed to Melissa Etheridge's "Brave
and Crazy." "The team captains decided to take on a different
style of a more modern jazz," Anzalone said.
team's hip hop dance was choreographed by Kurtz and Sims to the
theme "girls." "Our team is very 'girly,' so my co-captain
and I thought this theme would be perfect!" said Kurtz.
to Kurtz and Sims, the Lionettes who brought home the national
honor are Sarah Bates, Denham Springs; Amanda Bazile, Chalmette;
Heather Crowe, Amite; Katherine D'Antonio, Kenner; Kim Dottolo,
Ponchatoula; Robin Fernandez, Chalmette; Lisa Martinez, Denham
Springs; Danielle Mistric, Baton Rouge; Brittani Noland, Belle
Chasse; and Amanda Patanella, Independence.
encouraged dancers interested in becoming Lionettes to contact
her at (985) 549-3654 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
to broadcast 'Katrina: In Their Own Words'
KSLU 90.9 FM, Southeastern's public radio station, will broadcast "Katrina:
In Their Own Words" on Friday, Jan. 27, at 5 pm.
program documents the stories, thoughts and writings of students and teachers
impacted by the storm. Writers from kindergarten to college participated
in the program along with their teachers.
The show is a
collaboration between KSLU and the Southeastern Louisiana Writing Project,
an organization supported by the College of Arts, Humanities, and Social
Sciences and the College of Education and Human Development whose mission
is to improve the teaching of writing in southeast Louisiana.
The program was
produced by KSLU Interim General Manager Todd Delaney. For more information,
contact KSLU at (985) 549-2330.
Campus processional, program celebrate MLK Day
The Southeastern family gathered on Jan. 18 to celebrate Martin Luther
King Day with a candlelight procession and special program featuring the
theme "Reaching the Mountain Top -- Unity Through Diversity." The guest
speaker for the program, sponsored by the Kappa Nu Chapter of Alpha Phi
Alpha, was Shawn D. Wilson, confidential assistant to Secretary of
and is a Governor's program administrator.
dance camp planned at Southeastern
Young dancers in pre-kindergarten through sixth grade
are invited to participate in a Youth Dance Camp Saturday, Feb. 4, at the
The camp is being coordinated for the second time by graduate student Kimberly Dottolo of Ponchatoula, a member of the university's national award-winning Lionettes dance team. Proceeds will be donated to Special Olympics Louisiana.
Dottolo first organized the camp as part of her platform as Miss Southeastern 2004. She said she wants to continue the activity as an annual event supporting Special Olympics. Her camp partners are the Lionettes, Lionette Alumni and Southeastern Athletics.
Registration for the camp, which is scheduled from noon-3 p.m., is $5 and will include a ticket to the 3 p.m. Lady Lions vs. Texas-San Antonio basketball game, also at the UC. Camp participants will perform during the game's halftime and be recognized on the public address system during the game.
Campers are asked to wear a green or gold t-shirt and to bring a small snack and drink.
To register for the camp, send the registration fee (made payable to Special Olympics Louisiana) along with name, grade, and the name and telephone number of a contact person to Kimberly Dottolo, P.O. Box 1233, Hammond, LA 70404. Registration forms are also available at the Southeastern Alumni Center at 500 W. University Avenue.
Registration deadline is Tuesday, Jan. 31.
honored as Southeastern Police Officer of the Year
Office Julie Downie of the University Police Department was named Police Officer
of the Year from Southeastern by the City Club of Hammond, which annually
honors local law enforcement personnel serving the Tangipahoa area. At
the award ceremony Jan. 19 at Trey Yuen, Downie was recognized for "her
outstanding compassion towards students and her dedication to the University
Police Department and to Southeastern."
Downing is self-motivated and willing to assist in any way possible," said Interim Chief Mike Prescott.
said Downing was the president of her POST (Peace Officer Standards and
Training) Academy class and earned the class' third highest exam score.
She is an instructor with the RAD (Rape Aggression Defense) program and
is a certified police cyclist. She will earn her bachelor's degree in criminal
justice in May.
New Southeastern Web ... Implementing Phase II
Southeastern launched its new Web site on Jan. 3. The overall response
to Phase I of the Web site has been positive, and the Web Redesign Project
Team is getting ready to begin implementation of Phase II, which includes
all colleges, academic departments, and academic programs.
launch of Phase I of the new Web site comes at a pivotal point in
time for Southeastern," said Provost John Crain. "Right now Southeastern
is in a prime position for extending its recruitment and retention
initiatives and the new Web site provides a fresh face for the university.
The implementation of Phase II of the Web Redesign Project will further
enhance Southeastern's image as a university that is ready and able
to meet the needs of its current students and future students."
in the plans for implementing Phase II of the Web Redesign Project
are short orientation sessions for academic unit heads and their Web
publishers, as well as one-on-one training in the new Web site software.
In addition, training materials will be made available online.
session will answer questions participants may have about the Web Redesign
Project. Since the majority of work needed for the redesign is completed
before the first Web page is actually created, a checklist will be provided
to guide units, step-by-step, as they begin gathering together content
and photos and making decisions on the options they wish to include on
their Web sites.
checklist is complete, units will be ready to schedule one-on-one training
in the new Web site software. During the one-on-one training, academic
units will create actual Web pages for their site. When the site is ready,
the academic unit will be able to publish it for public view on the new
sessions will last approximately one hour and will be conducted Feb. 13-24
in the McGehee Hall conference room. All units included in Phase II will
be contacted with further information on reserving space for orientation.
Phase II of the Web Redesign Project should be completed by May 5.
information on the Web Redesign Project or academic units included in Phase
II, see www.selu.edu/webredesign.
hosts time management, tax seminars
The Southeastern Small Business Development Center will host a seminar
titled "Time Management: Increasing Your Personal Productivity" on Thursday,
Feb. 9, from 8:30 a.m. 50 12:30 p.m. at the Southeastern St. Tammany Center
on Koop Drive north of Mandeville.
will provide business owners and their employees with the tools to set
priorities, overcome procrastination, deal with group dynamics and attitudes,
and much more.
Cost is $25
with discounts for members of area chambers of commerce. Pre-registration
the SBDC also will host two "Sales and Use Tax" seminars. The classes will
provide taxpayers with the basic knowledge and skills necessary to register,
collect, and remit Louisiana Sales and Use Tax. Representatives from the
Louisiana Department of Revenue will be on hand to discuss best practices
and answer questions.
will be held:
Feb. 16, at the Southeast Louisiana Business Center in Hammond, 10
a.m.-noon (sponsored by: Hammond Chamber of Commerce and Hammond Industrial
Feb. 23, at the St. Tammany Center, 10 a.m.-noon (sponsored by: St.
Tammany West Chamber of Commerce and St. Tammany Economic Development Foundation).
to attend these events is $5 per person. Area chamber members will be admitted
at no cost. Pre-registration is preferred.
For more information
on the seminars or to register, please contact Sandy Summers at the Small
Business Development Center, 985-549-3831 or email@example.com.
week in athletics
The Southeastern men's and women's basketball teams will continue Southland
Conference competition during this week in Southeastern Athletics.
(8-9, 2-4 SLC) will be looking to snap its four-game losing streak this
week. On Wednesday, Southeastern hosts league foe Sam Houston State at
7 p.m. in the University Center. The first 150 students will get a free
t-shirt at Wednesday's game. There will also be a paper airplane contest,
where students will have a chance to win a MP3 player courtesy of the MANEIACS,
the Southeastern Athletics Official Student Fan Organization. The Lions
will be home on Saturday, hosting Nicholls State at 7 p.m. in the University
Lions (5-11, 2-4 SLC) will head to Huntsville, Texas on Thursday for a
7 p.m. league tilt with Sam Houston State. On Saturday, Nicholls State
comes to town for a 3 p.m. SLC contest. All of the men's and women's basketball
games this week will be broadcast live in the Hammond area on KSLU 90.9
FM and on the internet at www.LionSports.net.
men's and women's track and field teams will be in Baton Rouge on Saturday.
The Lions and Lady Lions will be participating in the Bayou Bengal Invitational.
Wednesday, January 25
vs. Sam Houston State, University Center, 7 p.m. (KSLU 90.9 FM)*
Thursday, January 26
at Sam Houston State, Huntsville, Texas, 7 p.m. (KSLU 90.9 FM)*
Saturday, January 28
vs. Nicholls State, University Center, 7 p.m. (KSLU 90.9 FM)*
vs. Nicholls State, University Center, 3 p.m. (KSLU 90.9 FM)*
Women's Track and Field, at Bayou Bengal Invitational, Baton Rouge, All
Plant pathologist Dr. Billy Bond (Biological Sciences) recently
helped the USDA confirm the first Asian soybean rust (ASR) find on kudzu
in Louisiana. Bond took samples from a kudzu patch in Amite in November
and the APHIS lab in Beltsville, Md., confirmed that the sample contained
P. pachyrhizi urediosori with urediospores. This is the first confirmation
of P. pachyrhizi on kudzu in Louisiana. P. pachyrihizi is
a very good host for the ASR pathogen. Of the 95 known hosts of ASR, kudzu
is second only to soybean as a host, displaying prolific sporulation.
Asian soybean rust, caused by the Phakopsora pachyrhizi fungus,
is a major soybean disease that was discovered for the first time in the
continental United States in nine southeastern and Midwestern states in
fall 2004. It has been active for some years in Asia and Australia, causing
periodic epidemic outbreaks in some regions, and had in recent years spread
to Hawaii and Puerto Rico. First detected in Japan in 1902, Asian soybean
rust can cause premature defoliation, with yield losses of up to 70 percent
reported in farms in Asia.
by Dr. Harold E. Davis (Accounting) entitled "Mimicking Behavior
in Repurchase Decisions" has been accepted for publication by the Journal
of Behavioral Finance. The article was co-authored by Dr. Mike Cudd
and Dr. Marcelo Eduardo of Mississippi College.
Morris (Accounting) published an article in the December 2005 issue
of the Journal of Accountancy titled "The Change Game: A Review
of FASB Statement no. 154."
Dembowski, Hibernia Endowed Professor (Educational Leadership) was
in the organization/publication, Marquis Who's Who in America 2007.
He has been included in Who's Who in America since 1999.
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.
Holt (Mathematics) was recently appointed as an adjunct associate professor
in the Department of Experimental Statistics at Louisiana State University
in Baton Rouge.
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