KSLU 90.9 FM, Southeastern's public radio station, will broadcast "Katrina:
In Their Own Words" on Friday, Jan. 27, at 5 pm.
Young dancers in pre-kindergarten through sixth grade
are invited to participate in a Youth Dance Camp Saturday, Feb. 4, at the
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."
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.
The Southeastern men's and women's basketball teams will continue Southland
Conference competition during this week in Southeastern Athletics.
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.