the Nightingale Award for "Nursing School of the Year" are
Donnie Booth, left, dean of the Southeastern Louisiana University
College of Nursing and Health Sciences, and Barbara Moffett, head
of the School of Nursing. The award is presented annually by the Louisiana
Nurses Foundation. This is the second time the Southeastern program
has received the award in the past five years.
Nursing program receives second "Nightingale,"
named 'Nursing School of the Year'
For the second time in five years, the Southeastern nursing program
has received a Nightingale Award as the "Nursing School of the
Year" by the Louisiana Nurses Foundation.
The organization announced the
recognition at their fifth annual Nightingale Awards Gala for Nursing
and Healthcare held recently in Baton Rouge.
"This is truly a significant
achievement and honor. To be recognized twice as the outstanding nursing
school in the state in the five years that this award has been presented
attests to the quality of nursing education Southeastern offers
and role that the university is playing in helping to address this
vital part of our region's health care workforce," said John
Crain, provost and vice president for academic affairs.
Donnie Booth, dean of the College
of Nursing and Health Sciences, said nursing programs are evaluated
for the Nightingale Award by a wide range of criteria, including accreditation
status, innovations in education and teaching, nursing examination
passage rate, and comments solicited from graduates, faculty and area
The competition is evaluated
by a panel of out-of-state judges who reviewed the nominations submitted
by nursing programs throughout the state.
"We are very excited about
this honor, because I know the efforts that our faculty and students
put in daily to achieve outstanding quality in the teaching and learning
processes," said Barbara Moffett, head of the School of Nursing.
"Most of our graduates are
employed in the surrounding parishes in southeast Louisiana,"
Moffett said. "They are prepared to enter the job market immediately,
having gone through a rigorous academic program and significant clinical
experiences in area hospitals and other health care settings. These
graduates are helping to address the serious nursing shortage that
exists here in Louisiana."
In addition to citing the Southeastern
program as tops in the state, in recent years the nursing association
has also recognized two Southeastern nursing faculty members as educators
of the year and one as nursing researcher of the year.
Established in 1963, the Southeastern
nursing program has nearly 2,000 majors and is currently assisting
164 displaced nursing students from Hurricane Katrina to complete
their education. Southeastern annually graduates approximately 140
undergraduates and 15 to 18 masters level nurses in functional areas
such as nurse educator, administrator and nurse practitioner. The
graduate program is offered as part of an intercollegiate consortium.
Recognized by the University
of Louisiana System as one of Southeastern's "Areas of Excellence,"
the baccalaureate and graduate programs are accredited by the National
league for Nursing Accrediting Commission (NLNAC).
In December, it was announced
that students in Southeastern's nursing program recorded one of the
highest passage rates in the state for the past year for baccalaureate
programs on the national licensure examination for registered nurses.
to open Black History Month
Acclaimed concert pianist William Chapman Nyaho will present a recital
of classical piano music written by composers of African descent to
launch the university's celebration of Black History Month.
The free concert is scheduled
for Feb. 1 at 7:30 p.m. at the Pottle Music Building Auditorium.
With a theme of "Piano Music of the African Diaspora," Chapman Nyaho
will perform classical piano music by composers from Nigeria, Ghana, Egypt,
England, South Africa and the United States.
Chapman Nyaho, a Ghanaian American,
graduated from Achimota School in Ghana, where he earned the Performer's
Diploma and the Licentiate of the Royal Schools of Music. He holds
degrees from St. Peter's College, Oxford University in the United Kingdom,
the Eastman School of Music and the University of Texas at Austin. He also
studied piano at the Conservatoire de Musique de Genève, Switzerland.
He is the recipient of prizes from the Joanna Hodges International Piano
Competition and the Ibla Grand Prize International Competition in Italy.
Following a four-year residency
as a North Carolina Visiting Artist, Nyaho taught at the University of
Louisiana at Lafayette from 1991-2002. He was the recipient of the
1998 University of Southwestern Louisiana Distinguished Professor Award
and the 1998 Acadiana Arts Council Distinguished Artist Award. He also
held the Heymann Endowed Professorship.
He is now an independent scholar
and teacher and currently is working on a graded anthology of piano music
by composers of the African Diaspora to be published by Oxford University
Chapman Nyaho's performing experience includes recitals in Asia, Africa,
Europe, North America and the Caribbean as well as the United States. He
has been featured on radio and television broadcasts in Ghana and Switzerland,
and on National Public Radio. He has released critically acclaimed compact
discs SENKU: Piano Music by Composers of African Descent on the
MSR Classics Label and Aaron Copland: Music For Two Pianos as duo
pianist with the Nyaho/Garcia Duo on the Centaur Label.
Chapman Nyaho has served on review
panels of National Endowment for the Arts, national committees for the
Music Teachers' National Association and College Music Society. He is a
regular guest clinician, giving presentations, lecture-recitals and workshops
advocating music by composers of the African Diaspora in elementary schools,
high schools, colleges and universities. He also serves as adjudicator
for national and international piano competitions.
The concert is funded by Southeastern
Arts and Lectures; the College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences;
and the Department of Music and Dramatic Arts. For additional information
about the concert, which is also part of the Department of Music and Dramatic
Arts' spring "Encore!" performing arts series, call (985) 549-2184.
For information on African-American Heritage Month activities, contact
the Office of Multicultural and International Affairs, (985) 549-3850.
|February is Black History Month
State Representative Roy J. Quezaire Jr. will be the keynote speaker
for the February celebration of Black History Month at Southeastern.
The month-long celebration will
also feature a variety of entertaining and educational events including
the one woman show "Meet Mrs. Rosa Parks" and a forum focusing on the challenges
of black Louisiana leaders during the recent hurricanes.
Black History Month, said Eric
Summers, director of Multicultural and International Student Affairs,
"is a time set aside to reflect on the accomplishments of African-Americans
both past and present. Here at Southeastern, many departments and
student organizations have come together to create a celebration of
African American culture and heritage through plays, music, and lectures."
Quezaire, who has represented
District 58 encompassing Ascension, Assumption, Iberville, St. James, and
St. John the Baptist parishes since 1991, will present "How We Live: Past,
Present, Future" on Feb. 2 at 6 p.m. in the Student Union ballroom. His
lecture is sponsored by Omega Psi Phi Fraternity Inc.
As Rosa Parks, actor Melissa Waddy
Thibodeaux will tell how a simple seat on a bus ignited -- and changed--a
nation. "Meet Rosa Parks," scheduled for Feb. 21 at 6:30 p.m. in the Student
Union Theatre, will be followed by a question and answer session. The one-woman
show is sponsored by the Campus Activities Board.
The Black History Month schedule
also features a series of lectures by members of Southeastern's departments
of History and Political Science and Sociology and Criminal Justice. The
series will conclude on Feb. 23 with a forum, "Louisiana's Black Leaders
and the Challenges of Hurricanes Katrina and Rita," featuring African American
officials at the state and local level. The forum will begin at 2 p.m.
in the Student Union Theatre.
On Feb. 4, the Department of History
and Political Science will host a teacher workshop for Region II social
studies teachers through the university's U.S. Department of Education
grant funded "Teaching American History" program. Teachers interested in
registering for "The Rise to Equality: African-Americans in Louisiana and
U.S. History in the 20th & 21st Centuries" should contact Bill Robison,
head of the Department of History and Political Science and academic coordinator
for the grant, 985-549-2109.
The month's activities will be
outlined at the "Black History Month Celebration Kickoff" on Feb. 1 at
6 p.m. in the War Memorial Student Union Theater. Unless otherwise
indicated, activities are free and open to the public.
The Black History Month schedule
-- Feb. 1, 7:30 p.m., Pottle
Music Building Auditorium -- Southeastern Arts and Lectures will host
guest artist concert pianist William Chapman Nyaho, a native of Ghana,
West Africa, who will perform "Piano Music of the African Diaspora."
-- Feb. 2, 2 p.m., Student
Union ballroom -- Southeastern history faculty member Keith Finley
will kick off the Department of History and Political Science's Black History
and Politics Lecture Series with "Segregation's Less Conspicuous Friends:
The Importance of Non-Southern U.S. Senators in Delaying Civil Rights Advances,
-- Feb. 7, 4 p.m., Student
Union, room 227 -- Guest speaker Johnetta Scott will present "The Truth
Uncovered," hosted by Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority.
-- Feb. 7, 7 p.m., Student
Union, room 223 -- Student organizations can have fun and win prizes
by participating in Black History "Family Feud," the popular game show
with a Black history twist.
-- Feb. 8, 2 p.m., Fayard
Hall, room 234 -- The Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures
will host "A.P. Tureaud Story," a program illustrating the
life of the first African-American to attend Louisiana State University
as an undergraduate.
-- Feb. 9, 2 p.m., Student
Union Theatere -- Continuing the Black History and Politics Lecture
Series, history faculty member Ronald Traylor will present "Land Ownership
among Black Texans: A Southern Paradigm."
-- Feb. 10, 8 p.m.-midnight,
Student Union ballroom -- The Black Student Union and the Office of
Multicultural and International Student Affairs will host the Ebony Scholarship
Ball, a fundraiser for the Black Student Union Scholarship Fund.
-- Feb. 13, 15, & 17, 3
p.m., Sims' Library, room 252 -- The Department of Foreign Languages
and Literatures will host a series of presentations, "Discovering North
Africa: The Maghreb," that will discuss the history and culture of African
tribes of Morocco, Algeria, and Tunisia.
-- Feb. 20, noon, Student Union
Theatre -- The Black History and Politics series will continue with
Yanni Djamba, Southeastern assistant professor of sociology, on "A Bio-Sociological
Perspective on the Geography of HIV/AIDS."
-- Feb 20, 6 p.m., Student
Union Theatre -- A lively variety show, "All Things Black: A Night
of Black Culture and Art," will feature poetry, singing, dancing, lectures,
and a performance by the Southeastern Gospel Choir.
-- Feb. 22, 7 p.m., Student
Union ballroom -- Alpha Phi Alpha and the office of Student Organizations
and Greek Life will sponsor the Black Greek Success Program. Eddie
Francis, a New Orleans native, will motivate students to grow as individuals
in and outside of the classroom as well as in the home and on the job.
-- Feb. 25, 6 p.m., Twelve
Oaks -- Black History Month will conclude with the NAACP Freedom Fund
Banquet, which will honor community members who have made a difference.
Tickets, $30, are available through Pat Morris, 985-517-4267.
For more information on Black
History Month events, contact Summers, 985-549-3850. The schedule is also
available online at http://www2.selu.edu/webmaillinks/blackhistorymonth06.html.
Moffett chats with a table full of Southeastern secretaries and their
friends at Saturday's Champagne Bingo. From left, are Anna Wodall,
Becky Johnson, Lisa Patti, Elaine Mercante, Ranetta Marshall, Marilyn
Guitreau, and Sharon Guitreau.
The FE-Lions alumni chapter's Champagne Bingo Saturday at Twelve Oaks
was a blast for a good cause. Approximately 500 women attended the fundraiser
for the Southeastern athletics program, where they enjoyed bingo games,
raffles, live and silent auctions, door prizes and much more.
"This was a record event for us," said
Alumni Director Kathy Pittman. "Everyone had a great time and we think
we will top last year's contribution to Southeastern athletics. We really
appreciate the campus and community's support of this fun fundraiser."
She gave special credit to FE-Lions' Judy Althouse, Champagne Bingo chair,
and Veda Abene, president, for organizing such a successful event.
For more information about the Fe-Lions,
call the Alumni Association at 985-549-2150.
Miss Southeastern to be crowned Feb. 8
Heather Williams of Slidel, Miss Southeastern 2005, will crown her
successor, one of eight contestants in the annual Southeastern Louisiana
University pageant, scheduled for 7 p.m., Feb. 8, at the university's
Columbia Theatre for the Performing Arts in downtown Hammond.
Held at Southeastern since 1949,
the pageant has been a Miss America preliminary since 1962. The pageant
is sponsored by the Campus Activities Board. Admission is free.
The theme of the 2006 Pageant is
"Miss Southeastern Goes to Vegas," said CAB Coordinator Jason
The contestants will compete in four
competitions including personal interview, swimsuit, talent and evening
wear. Leader said the pageant is also reprising a new feature from last,
the "People's Choice Award," as a way of collecting donations
for Habitat for Humanity, Williams' 2005 platform. Containers for donations
in each 2006 contestant's name will be available in the War Memorial Student
Union Mall on Feb. 1-8 and in the theater lobby on the night of the pageant.
Miss Southeastern 2005 will advance
to the Miss Louisiana Pageant in Monroe, June 16-18.
For additional information, call 985-549-3805.
Visit ByLion next week to
meet the 2006 contestants.
leader Phillip Brehm talks with seniors visiting campus housing during
Senior Day on Saturday.
Feb. 18 Junior/Senior Day introduces high school students to Southeastern
High school students and their parents are invited to "Junior/Senior
Day 2006," Saturday, Feb. 18.
The informal and entertaining
introduction to the university is scheduled to begin at 10 a.m. at the
War Memorial Student Union. After checking in, participants can browse
academic and other Southeastern-related displays. They can also learn about
Southeastern's admissions standards and procedures, campus life and services,
financial aid and scholarship opportunities at a 10:30 a.m. session.
Afternoon activities will include
lunch and campus tours, including visits to the university's new residential
community. Attendees can also learn about Southeastern Scholars, a program
designed to give qualified high school students the opportunity to get
a jump-start on their college education by earning up to six credit hours
per semester prior to graduating from high school.
"This is a great time for high
school juniors to begin narrowing down their college choices in order to
find the right fit for them," said Anthony Ranatza, Coordinator of Recruiting
"High School seniors, who have
not had the opportunity to visit Southeastern, are also welcome," he added.
"Junior/Senior Day is a sneak peak into all the great things Southeastern
has to offer."
Participants can register online through
the Junior Day button on the Southeastern home page, selu.edu.
For additional information on
Junior Day 2006, call 1-800-222-SELU or 985-549-5637.
Tickets on sale for Chefs Evening 2006
Tickets are now on sale now for Chefs Evening 2006, Southeastern's
popular "dinner party for a good cause," featuring treats and libations
from area restaurants, bars and grills and wholesalers.
The annual event is scheduled
for scheduled for Sunday, March 26, from 5:30-7:30 p.m. at the Southeastern
"The Southeastern Development
Foundation encourages everyone to come out and taste the wonderful flavors
of our local establishments," said Chefs Evening coordinator Sarah Schillage.
"The theme for this year's event is 'Phantom of the Opera.' We're going
to turn the University Center into a Broadway stage starring our local
restaurants, caterers, and beverage establishments."
Schillage said Southeastern music
major Blair Abene of Hammond will perform a solo from the hit Broadway
show. "Who knows? Her song may bring the phantom out of hiding," she said."
Chefs Evening tickets are tickets
are $40 each or $425 for a reserved table for eight.
"Various patron's levels are also
available and include an invitation to the exclusive patron's party to
be held at the new University Residence," Schillage said. Patron levels
are $75, individual; $150, pair; and $500 for a reserved eight-person table.
Tickets are available from the
Southeastern Development Foundation, (985) 549-2239. Proceeds from Chefs
Evening support Southeastern academics.
student to solo with Mississippi symphony
Junior piano performance major Christiana Iheadindu will appear as
piano soloist with the Mississippi Symphony Orchestra on Saturday, February
Iheadindu was the grand prize
winner of the Mississippi Symphony Orchestra's 2005 Concerto Competition
at Belhaven College in Jackson.
She will perform Wolfgang Amadeus
Mozart's Piano Concerto No. 24 in C Minor, K. 491.
A native of Romania, Iheadindu began piano study at the age of seven
at the Dinu Lipatti Music School in Bucharest. Immediately prior
to coming to the United States, she completed two years of study at the
Iheadindu has garnered many honors,
including prizes at the International Music Competition Pitra Ligure, the
International Music Competition Totrona, the National Music Olympiad Bucharest,
the National Piano Competition Bucharest, and the W. A. Mozart Competition
Most recently, she was the recipient
of Southeastern's 2004-05 Most Outstanding International Student award.
She currently studies with Kenneth Boulton, assistant professor in Southeastern's
Department of Music and Dramatic Arts.
Djamba, left, assistant professor of sociology at Southeastern Louisiana
University, reviews data collected in a White Castle community needs
survey with graduate students Shannon Forbes Rushing and Sean Guidry.
The students gained valuable experience in sociological research methods
by helping to conduct the actual interviews as well as compiling the
Students learn sociology research techniques first hand
For the 13 graduate students taking Yanyi Djamba's applied research
class last semester, the experience was anything but a dry classroom exercise
in research methods.
Instead, the applied sociology
students learned first hand the research methods they will use in their
future careers when they conducted a community needs survey for the town
of White Castle, located in Iberville Parish. The data collected from White
Castle residents will be used by the town to apply for state Community
Development Block Grants.
An assistant professor of sociology,
Djamba explained that students received appropriate training in survey
design and implementation before going into the field and conducting more
than 160 door-to-door interviews of randomly selected White Castle residents.
Those surveys were supplemented with an additional 150 interviews done
by municipal employees.
The fact that this was a real
study and not simply a theoretical academic exercise, had a significant
impact on the students involved.
"Applied sociology involves finding
answers for real world problems," said student Shannon Forbes Rushing of
Gonzales, who went door-to-door surveying individuals and ensuring that
all questions were answered completely. "This study involved a real town
with real people and problems. Knowing the data collected would benefit
the individuals of the town made a difference in my attitude and provided
a certain level of self-satisfaction."
Students reported some negatives
associated with the experience, namely the intense heat of south Louisiana
and swarms of flies common to agricultural areas such as Iberville Parish.
"There may have been a million
little things that could make for a bad day," recalled Sean Guidry of Venice.
"But the fact that I was out there actually doing something that could
help people while experiencing and learning something new far outweighed
any negatives there may have been."
The reception the students received
from residents ranged from reticence and suspicion to welcoming and forthcoming.
"By far, most of the people were
very receptive and eagerly participated in the study," said Guidry "At
one point I interviewed a nice young lady and she accompanied me throughout
her neighborhood giving me input on the residents and pointing out houses
where no one lived."
"Once they were assured of confidentiality
and understood that their input would benefit their community and quality
of life, most were anxious to participate," added Rushing. "They seemed
to enjoy being provided with the opportunity to share their views."
Djamba said the survey contained
the usual demographic questions that identify age, gender, race and occupation,
but also focused on community issues or problems and the relative seriousness
of these problems as perceived by the interview subjects. He noted that
the students learned first hand how applied sociology can help communities
through a needs assessment survey that produces important information for
decision-making and socio-economic development.
"While the town of White Castle
gained accurate and up-to-date information about community needs, this
project gave students the opportunity to participate in an actual research
process and develop the necessary skills and experiences needed to perform
survey research design and implementation," he added. "In addition, the
students performed the data entry and cleaning, which gave them additional
experience on these two important steps of quantitative research."
While preparing to do the surveys,
the Southeastern students had the opportunity to interact with White Castle
Mayor Maurice Brown and other town officials. "The mayor was genuinely
interested in our survey and the possibility that it could help the individuals
of his community gain a better quality of life," Rushing said.
"Real world problems involve real
people, and all too often we are caught up in the paper trail and forget
there are faces attached to the numbers," she added. "Meeting these individual
residents face to face makes you want to help them, and not just through
the survey. By having the opportunity to associate with the people of White
Castle and to be invited into their homes, you learn something about each
of these individuals on a personal level and you feel a certain sense of
"This was a win-win project all-around,"
said Guidry. "Students learned from the actual experience, and the people
of White Castle will benefit from the data collected. You can't beat that."
forming for Heart Walk
Since 1924 the American Heart Association has helped protect people
of all ages and ethnicities from the ravages of heart disease and stroke.
These diseases, the nation's number one and number three killers, claim
more than 949,000 American lives a year. The association invested more
than $364 million in fiscal year 2003-04 for research, professional and
public education, and advocacy so people across America can live stronger,
On Feb. 11, starting at 8:30
a.m. in front of the Claude B. Pennington Jr. Student Activity Center,
teams from all over Tangipahoa Parish will converge for a morning
of walking, health assessments, free food, music, prizes, and a chance
to meet "American Idol" finalist Lindsey Cardinale of Ponchatoula.
(If it rains the event will be held inside the Pennington Center.)
All the tools you need to join
the Heart Walk are right here!
1. Sign up with your department,
friends, family members or as an individual
and personalize your own Web Page using Kintera. (It's easy!)
3. Attain your fundraising goal
by sending personalized e-mails to your friends and family asking for their
4. Have fun at the Heart Walk
Come help Southeastern raise funds
for the American Heart Association by forming a team. For a list of prizes,
including a cruise for two, please contact Jim McHodgkins, assistant dean
of Student Development, Student Union room 202, (985) 549-3792
Thanks to all our walkers, donors
and volunteers who have accepted the challenge to help fight heart disease
and stroke. We cannot achieve our mission without each one of you.
Gipson designated 'Community Liaison Officer'
Mike Prescott, acting director of the University Police Department,
has announced that Captain Patrick Gipson has been designated "Community
Liaison Officer" and will direct a new UPD program designed to respond
to community needs.
As Community Liaison Officer,
Gipson will meet with student organizations, faculty groups, and staff
committees to discuss campus safety and police procedures. He also will
be available to make public presentations on security concerns affecting
"The University Police Department
sincerely hopes that creating this position will better serve our students,
faculty, staff, and guests who may have questions, concerns, or ideas about
safety and security at Southeastern," Prescott said.
To arrange a presentation or meeting
with our new Community Liaison Officer, Captain Gipson, please call 985-549-2222
or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org with your request.
Center for Faculty Excellence news
2006-07 Call for Proposals:
CITI Grants & Faculty Development Grants: Due to recent budget
cuts, funding is currently limited to $1,000.
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 faculty members
holding academic rank, excluding those currently holding administrative
appointments above the level of department head, are eligible to apply.
The deadline 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.
Link here ror the application
form, or visit our office in Tinsley Annex, Room 6.
Faculty Development Grant Program:
are now being solicited for scholarly projects requiring financial support
during the 2006-07 academic year. 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.
Link here for the guidelines
and here for the application
The deadline for receipt of proposals
is 4:30 p.m., 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.
UPD lost and found
Several pieces of property have been turned in to the University Police
Department over the past weeks. We have not been able to identify or contact
the owners of these items:
-- Bank statements and receipts from
the Bank of St. Francisville found outside D Vickers Hall (Case Number
-- Silver key found in front of St.
Tammy Hall in December (Case Number 05-004505)
-- Kwikset key on a black leather
tag turned in during December (Case Number 05-004491)
-- Credit card found at the St. Tammany
Center in December (Case Number 05-004330)
-- Ladie's silver band bracelet
(Case Number 05-004630)
-- Several wrist watches (Case
-- Binocular/camera (Case Number
-- Empty nylon wallet (Case Number
-- Reading glasses (Case Number
-- Silver earring (Case Number
-- CD player with headphones (Case
-- Anyone who can specifically
identify and prove ownership of any of these items is invited to contact
us at 985-549-2222 or by e-mail at email@example.com.
Delta Sigma Theta contacting members, planning for 30th
The Nu Delta Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc., Southeastern's
oldest African-American sorority, is updating its list of members as it
plans for its 30th anniversary.
Founded at Southeastern on March
15, 1976, the Nu Delta Chapter is affiliated with the nation's largest
African-American sorority. Delta Sigma Theta dates back to 1913, when it
was founded "on Christian principles, public service and sisterhood," said
Erin Wheeler, communications secretary for the Nu Delta Chapter.
"Ever since its inception, members
of Nu Delta has maintained academic excellence, outstanding community service
records, as well as a variety of leadership roles throughout the campus,"
"The current members of the Nu
Delta are in the process of planning for the 30th year anniversary. We
would like to include all members who were initiated since 1976," Wheeler
Members of the Nu Delta Chapter
of Delta Sigma Theta please submit your name, address, phone number, and
year of initiation to firstname.lastname@example.org
or call 985-517-0329.
Coming up ....
Encore! 2006 Guest Recital: Jason
Ham, euphonium, West Point Military Academy; 7:30 p.m., Pottle Auditorium.
Department of Music and Dramatic Arts, (985) 549-2184. Free.
Encore! 2006 Guest Recital: William
Chapman Nyaho, piano, 7:30 p.m., Pottle Auditorium. Department of Music
and Dramatic Arts, (985) 549-2184. Free.
Black History Month Celebration
Kickoff , 6 p.m., Student Union Theatre; hosted by the NAACP. Shonan Holmes,
(504) 220-5319. Free.
Black History Month: Black History
and Politics Lecture Series: Keith Finley, "Segregation's Less Conspicuous
Friends: the Importance of Non-Southern U.S. Senators
in Delaying Civil Rights Advances, 1938 --1964," 2 p.m., Student Union ballroom.
Department of History & Political Science, (985) 549-2109. Free.
Teaching American History Region
II Teacher Workshop: "The Rise to Equality: African-Americans in
Louisiana and U.S. History in the 20th and 21st Centuries." Registration
required. Contact Bill Robison, (98) 549-2109.
Southeastern Theatre: True
West by Sam Shepard (Rating PG-13), 7:30 p.m., Vonnie Borden Theatre.
Tickets: $10, adults; $5, seniors/faculty/staff/non-SLU students; SLU students
free with I.D. Theater box office, D Vickers Hall lobby, (985) 549-2115.
Financial Aid Night, 5:30 p.m.-
7:30 p.m., War Memorial Student Union Theatre and ballroom. Financial Aid
Office, (985) 549-2244. Free.
Black History Month: Johnetta
Scott, "Reparations: The Truth Uncovered," 4 p.m., Student Union, room
227. Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority (Jacqueline Twillie), (985) 902-1623.
Black History Month: Black History
Family Feud, 7 p.m. Student Union, room 223. (985) 549-3850. Free.
Black History Month: "The A. P.
Tureaud Story," 2 p.m., Fayard Hall, room 234. Department of Foreign Languages
& Literatures (Aileen Mootoo), (98) 549-2007. Free.
Small Business Development Center
Seminar, "Time Management: Increasing Your personal Productivity,"
8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m, Southeastern St. Tammany Center, Mandeville. $25 with
discounts for area chamber members. Pre-registration preferred. Sandy
Summers (98) 549-3831, email@example.com.
Black History Month: Black History
and Politics Lecture Series, Ronald Traylor, "Land Ownership among
Black Texans: A Southern Paradigm," Student Union Theater,
2 p.m.. Department of History & Political Science, (985) 549-2109.
Black History Month: Ebony Scholarship
Ball, 8 p.m.-midnight, Student Union ballroom. (985) 549-3850.
Tangi American Heart Walk, Claude
B. Penning Student Activity Center. Registration: 8:30 a.m.,.2.5-mile walk:
9 a.m. Contact: Office of Student Development (Jim McHodgkins), Student
Union, room 202, (985) 549-3792.
This week in athletics
The Southeastern men's and women's basketball teams look to continue
climbing up the Southland Conference standings, while the men's and women's
tennis teams open up their spring seasons during this week in Southeastern
The Lions (9-10, 3-5 SLC) snapped
a five-game losing skid on Saturday. Junior forward Quennell Green scored
a career-high 29 points to lead the Lions to an 84-76 victory over league
foe Nicholls State. Southeastern will hit the road for its next three games,
starting this Thursday at 7 p.m. when the Lions will be at Texas State
(2-15, 0-6 SLC). On Saturday, Southeastern will try to complete a season
sweep of Texas-San Antonio (7-11, 2-5 SLC) at 2 p.m. Back on Jan. 5, Ricky
Woods scored 24 points and the Lions hit 19 of 20 free throws in a 72-68
win over UTSA. Both men's games this week will be broadcast live in the
Hammond area on KSLU 90.9 FM and on the internet at www.LionSports.net.
The Lady Lions (6-12, 3-5 SLC)
snapped a three-game losing streak on Saturday with a 67-48 victory over
Nicholls State. Freshman forward Kristy Carlin (13 points) and senior guard
Laney Watson (11 points) led the way for Southeastern. On Thursday, Texas
State (12-6, 4-3 SLC) will be in town on Thursday for a 7 p.m. league tilt
in the University Center. On Saturday, the Lady Lions host Texas-San Antonio
(11-7, 6-1 SLC) at 3 p.m. UTSA hit 10 three-pointers in a 75-56 win over
Southeastern on Jan. 5, spoiling a 17-point, nine-rebound effort by junior
forward Brenita Williams. Both women's games will be broadcast on the internet
only at www.LionSports.net.
The defending Southland Conference
champion women's tennis team will open up the spring on Wednesday, facing
Louisiana-Lafayette in a 2 p.m. road match. On Saturday, Southeastern will
be in Mobile, Ala. for a 1 p.m. match with South Alabama. The men's team
will also open the season on Saturday, hosting Texas Southern at noon.
Wednesday, February 1
Women's Tennis, at Louisiana-Lafayette,
Lafayette, 2 p.m.
Thursday, February 2
Women's Basketball, vs. Texas
State, University Center, 7 p.m. (www.LionSports.net)
Men's Basketball, at Texas State,
San Marcos, Texas, 7 p.m. (KSLU 90.9 FM)
Saturday, February 4
Women's Basketball, vs. Texas-San
Antonio, University Center, 3 p.m. (www.LionSports.net)
Men's Basketball, at Texas-San
Antonio, San Antonio, Texas, 2 p.m. (KSLU 90.9 FM)
Men's Tennis, vs. Texas Southern,
Southeastern Tennis Complex, noon
Women's Tennis, at South Alabama,
Mobile, Ala., 1 p.m.
June Williams (Counseling and Human Development) has been elected
president elect of Chi Sigma Iota, an international honor society of counseling
and academic professionals. She will assume the position in July. The
organization of more than 10,000 active members promotes scholarship,
research, professionalism and leadership in counseling and recognizes
outstanding academic achievement and service within the counseling profession.
William F. Font (Biological
Sciences) has been appointed a review editor for the international journal
Diseases of Aquatic Organisms. An interdisciplinary publication based
in Germany, "Diseases of Aquatic Organisms" is considered the
leading international journal in its field, covering all aspects of disease
phenomena in water-based life.
Dr. Gerard Blanchard (Chemistry
and Physics) was awarded a grant of $217,779 from the National Science
Foundation for his project entitled "CEDAR: High-Spectral Width High
Frequency Radar Ionospheric Backscatter with Coordinated Incoherent Scatter
Radar Diagnostic Observations." This three-year project will investigate
the basic physics of high frequency radio wave reflection from the Earth's
Dr. Pierre Titard and Dr.
Robert Braun (Accounting) presented a paper, "Student Attitudes Toward
Accounting," at the 2006 Winter Conference of the nternational Academy
of Business and Public Administration Disciplines in Orlando, Fla. on
Jan. 4. Dr. Thomas Lipscomb (Marketing) was co-author of the paper.
Dr. Robert R. Kraemer (Kinesiology
and Health Studies) was informed that his research article, "Similar hormonal
responses to concentric and eccentric muscle actions using relative loading,"
was accepted for publication in the European Journal of Applied Physiology.
Coauthors are Drs. Dan Hollander, Eddie Hebert, Mr. Greg
Reeves (Kinesiology and Health Studies) and Dr. Bonnie Meeker and
M. Francois (Nursing). Kraemer was coauthor of another article,
"Interrelationships of serum estradiol, estrone, and estrone sulfate,
adiposity, biochemical bone markers, and leptin in post-menopausal women,"
published in January in the journal Maturitas. Coinvestigators
include Dr. V. Daniel Castracane from the Foundation for Blood Research
in Portland, Maine, Ginger R. Kraemer (Biological Sciences), and
Dr. Beverly Ogden, Woman's Hospital, Baton Rouge, La.
Dr. Lillian Stiegler (Communication
Sciences & Disorders) published an essay entitled "Spiderman at Mini-Camp"
in Voices from the Spectrum, an edited book on living and coping
with autism. The book was released in the United Kingdom in November,
and will be released in the United States in February.
Dr. Sid Guedry (Biology/Horticulture)
was re-elected to the board of the Louisiana State Horticulture Society
at their annual meeting in Monroe on Jan/ 20. Dr. Guedry was also selected
to be the editor of the peer reveiwed Louisiana State Horticulture
Gary Keown (Visual Arts) has been selected for an alumni exhibition
at the University of South Carolina at Columbia. The exhibition includes
15 graduates from the years 1960-2004. Keown will also give a lecture
on his work at Southeastern this Thursday, Feb. 2 at noon in the lecture
area of the Department of Visual Arts' Contemporary Art Gallery.
Dr. Cynthia Elliott, Merritt
Endowed Professor (Teaching and Learning) presented her research, "Community-University
Partnerships and Jumpstart for Young Children: A Positive Impact on Preschool
Children" in a poster session at the 4th Annual Hawaii International
Conference on Education in Honolulu, January 8. Dr. Elliott also presented
with colleagues from Arizona State University at the National Association
of Bilingual Education (NABE) Conference in Phoenix, Jan. 19. Dr. Elliott
discussed the dual language pilot project with Head Start that is a replication
of the Two-Way Immersion Spanish Time (TWIST) project at ASU.
A paper, "Gender Differences
in Consumption Behavior of Body Art Among Business Majors" written
by Dr. Tom Lipscomb, Dr. Jeff Totten, and Dr. Mike Jones
(Marketing), has been selected as the best paper in the track at the Association
of Collegiate Marketing Educators. The paper will be presented at the
ACME meeting in March.
On Jan. 4 Dr. Richard David Ramsey
(General Business) received the United States Army Reserve Achievement
Medal for teaching service with the 12th Battalion 6th Brigade 95th Division
(Institutional Training). Dr. Ramsey is a Lieutenant Colonel and Staff
Group Leader with the Battalion, headquartered in Omaha, Nebraska, under
the command of Lieutenant Colonel Robert Blevins.
In early January Dr. Aristides
Baraya (General Business) distributed backpacks, toys, and school
supplies to 200 Hispanic children in the metropolitan New Orleans area
affected by Hurricane Katrina. The gifts were made available through Merryhouse,
a Washington, D.C. organization, and the Kenner police.
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