gives final approval to doctoral degree
The final step to Southeastern being able to offer its first doctoral
degree came June 22 with approval from the Southern Association of
Colleges and Schools (SACS), the university's primary accrediting
The approval, which was required because
the new degree represents a significant change in Southeastern's curriculum
and degree offerings, means that the university can start enrolling
students this fall in its program leading to a Doctor of Education
(Ed.D.) degree. The degree is being offered in consortium with the
University of Louisiana at Lafayette. The two institutions have formed
a consortium board to jointly administer the program, offer classes
and make decisions regarding program development and student participation.
"Even though we were confident
that SACS would grant approval, this is still a very historic moment
for Southeastern," said President Randy Moffett. "The program
is a natural progression for the excellent teacher preparation program
that Southeastern has operated for most of its 80 years of existence.
It will enable us, with our partners in Lafayette, to train a new
generation of school and system administrators who can be true change
agents for our schools."
"The new doctoral degree program
is extremely important to our growing array of graduate offerings,"
said Michael Kurtz, dean of Southeastern's Graduate School. "The
Ed.D. in educational leadership is the fifth new graduate degree initiated
in the last five years at Southeastern, and it places the institution
into the doctoral-granting category."
Diane Allen, dean of the College of
Education and Human Development, said the program consists of 60 hours
beyond the master's degree level and will blend theory and practice
while incorporating research-oriented, field-based projects for specific
problems or issues.
She said surveys show that approximately
one-half of the school-based administrators in the regions around
Southeastern and ULL are eligible to retire in the next five years,
and the program is designed to increase the pool of highly qualified
and prepared administrators.
Southeastern, which also offers a number
of master's programs in education, is one of the state's largest producers
of teachers and was the first institution in the state to guarantee
the performance of its teacher graduates to area school systems.
Both Southeastern and ULL are accredited
by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education. NCATE
accreditation is a peer review process that involves a comprehensive
evaluation of programs responsible for preparing teachers and other
professional school personnel.
|Web Redesign Project
Web Orientation for Phase III Web Sites Begins
Orientation sessions for Phase III units in the Web Redesign
Project have been scheduled to begin on July 17 and run through
August 4. All administrative units included in Phase III have
been contacted about reserving space for orientation, and they
are encouraged to schedule their orientation session early.
Orientation sessions will last
approximately one hour and will be conducted in the McGehee
Hall conference room (room 102). During the session, administrative
unit heads and their Web content contributors will receive instructions
on how to begin moving their Web sites into Collage, the university's
Web content management system. The Web orientation will also
provide information on Southeastern Web policy, content guidelines,
available Web design templates, and a checklist of Web tasks
that will guide units through the process.
Upon completion of the checklist,
Phase III units may schedule their one-on-one Collage training.
During the training, administrative units will begin creating
actual Web pages for their site. For more information on the
Web Redesign Project and Web training, administrative units
are encouraged to visit the Web Redesign Project Web site at
Phase III of the Web Redesign
Project should be completed by November 2006.
Phase II - Academic Units
Phase II of the Web Redesign Project
is nearing completion as Web sites are launched. Approximately
half of Phase II units have completed their sites, and many
more are nearing completion. All Phase II units should have
their sites completed by the end of the summer semester. Any
Phase II units needing help or additional training should contact
the Web Redesign Project team at 3639 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Lion's Roar wins LPA awards
The staff of The Lion's Roar, Southeastern's student newspaper,
brought home two awards from the 126th Annual Louisiana Press Association
convention held in Baton Rouge in May.
The Lion's Roar, edited by graduate
student Lorraine Favre of Baton Rouge, garnered an honorable mention
in the "General Excellence" category. Student papers from
Louisiana State University, Louisiana Tech University and Southern
University placed first, second and third respectively.
"This award is definitely an honor
for The Lion's Roar," said Favre. "Being able to
produce a newspaper just a few days after Hurricane Katrina came ashore
showed me the dedication that our staff and the Office of Student
Publications have for the students, faculty and staff of Southeastern.
The ability to have a paper on the stands for the students when they
returned to campus, to me, provided a sense of normalcy, a sense that
southeast Louisiana has the ability to get back on it's feet. I think
that the honorable mention award that we received at the LPA convention
helps prove our dedication to excellence for The Lion's Roar."
Coordinator for the Office of Student
Publications Lee E. Lind earned a first place award in the "Advertising
Idea or Campaign" category for advertising sponsorships featured
in The Lion's Roar.
"Being recognized by the LPA for
the hard work we have done this year is a great honor," said
Lind. "Although Katrina brought us uncertainty, having our student
staff, our advertisers and our community partners show that nothing
would keep them from enduring, and printing a paper, is something
I'm proud to have been part of." Lind placed second in the same
category in last year's LPA Awards.
"The diverse group of students
who make up our staff continue to impress me each year," said
Matthew Tarver, director of Student Publications. "They meld
different backgrounds, interests and talents to represent the 16,000
plus students on campus. Even in a most trying and difficult year,
their commitment, diligence and selflessness enabled them to be successful
and bring statewide recognition to Southeastern."
Eighty-four newspapers, publications
and college/university student newspapers submitted more than 4,700
entries for judging in this year's competition.
The Lion's Roar has received
both state and national recognition during the past several years,
including nine awards at last year's LPA convention.
Aron Walker joins UL System board
Kay Kirkpatrick, vice president for administration and general
counsel for the University of Louisiana System, administers the oath
at the June 23 ULS Board of Supervisors meeting in Baton Rouge to
Southeastern Student Government Association President Aron Walker,
the new student representative on the ULS Board. Looking on is Walker's
mother, Caroline Walker.
Eligible students can early register on Thursdays
All eligible Southeastern students and applicants can register
for the fall 2006 semester classes or adjust their schedules on Thursdays
during the university's Summer Orientation Programs.
Eligible students can register or drop
and add classes for fall 2006 on July 13, and July 20, said Stephen
Soutullo, dean of enrollment management.
He said all continuing students are
eligible to participate, including those currently registered for
summer school, fall upperclass transfer applicants and readmit applicants.
"Taking advantage of early registration
is in the student's best interest," Soutullo said. "Students
who early register find making a schedule easier and less hectic than
waiting until regular registration. Also, this is the perfect time
for students to adjust their schedules."
Soutullo added that students must be
advised if advising is required within their academic department.
Regular registration for fall 2006
is August 15-17 with classes beginning August 21.
Southeastern, St. Tammany West Chamber host
hurricane prep seminar for businesses
The Small Business Development Center and the St. Tammany West
Chamber of Commerce, along with Louisiana Economic Development,
will host "Preparing Your Business for the Next Hurricane"
on Tuesday, July 18, from 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the Fontainebleau
High School auditorium.
"This important seminar is designed
help businesses prepare in advance of any future storm," said
SBDC Assistant Director Sandy Summers. "With many businesses
still in recovery mode, there's been little time to dedicate to
preparing for the new hurricane season. However, by setting priorities
and getting some help in putting a plan together, it can be done,
and done in a short amount of time.
"Business owners are often understandably
daunted by the idea of putting together business-specific plans,"
she said. "Seminar presenters will make suggestions of items
to consider that may have escaped consideration even after businesses
withstood hurricanes Katrina and Rita."
Seminar topics will include mitigating
risk, types of insurance available, backing up computer systems,
addressing employee payroll and other labor issues, and creating
an overall business recovery plan.
"This seminar is being held to
help you protect one of your most valuable assets -- your business,"
said Chamber Business Support Vice Chair Jason Brady of A-B Computer
Solutions. "While much attention has been put toward personal
preparation for families, homes and even pets, there was a lack
of information specific to business preparedness. This seminar addresses
those business prep specifics."
Light refreshments will be served.
Pre-registration is preferred. For more information or to register,
contact 985-549-3831 or email@example.com.
Amite residents observe the devastation wrought by a 1940 tornado
that ripped through the downtown area, destroying almost every major
building. Destruction caused by Amite tornadoes of 1908 and 1940,
along with accounts of major hurricanes from Audrey through Katrina,
share the spotlight in "Storms: Louisiana and Nature's Wrath,"
a new episode of the Telly Award-winning Florida Parish Chronicles.
The show will air Wednesday night at 7 p.m. on the Southeastern Channel.
History of north shore storms to air on Southeastern
A hurricane that destroyed the towns of Ruddock and Frenier, forcing
residents to cling to swamp treetops for survival, and tornadoes that
smashed every church in Amite in 1908 and 1940 are among the little-known,
dramatic events that will be featured in a new episode of the "Florida
Parish Chronicles" on the Southeastern Channel.
The Telly Award-winning show's newest
episode, "Storms: Louisiana and Nature's Wrath," highlights
the historical impact devastating storms have had on the north shore.
The episode will first air on Wednesday, July 12, at 7 p.m. on the
Southeastern Channel on Charter Cable Channel 18. It will also air
on Wednesdays at 7 p.m., Mondays at 9:30 p.m., and Saturdays at 4:30
p.m. during the month of July.
The program uses rare archival footage,
vintage photographs and eyewitness accounts to recapture historical
major storms' onslaught on the Florida Parish and southeast Louisiana.
The show spotlights storms such as the 1908 and 1940 Amite tornadoes
and hurricanes Hilda, Betsy, Camille and Katrina.
Southeastern Channel general manager
Rick Settoon, who produced the show along with channel staff member
Josh Kapusinski, said the program takes an educational angle on the
origins of hurricanes, their affinity for south Louisiana, and their
effect on the state's wetlands.
"For a lot of our viewers this
show will bring back strong memories, even those from childhood, of
every major storm to hit this region," Settoon said. "For
others it will be an eye-opener on how storms have affected the north
shore region for hundreds of years."
Kapusinski videotaped and edited the
program, which is written, hosted and narrated by Sam Hyde, Southeastern's
Ford Chair in Regional Studies and director of the Center for Southeast
"This episode reveals not only
that we live in the epicenter of a projected future hurricane corridor,
but that devastating storms have wreaked havoc on our area for centuries,"
Hyde interviews Amite residents who
remember the destructive 1940 tornado and talks with Dexter Accardo,
emergency preparedness head for St. Tammany Parish, at the Katrina-devastated
Eden Isles area of Slidell.
At a demolished lakefront home near
Slidell, Hyde also interviews Frances Barker, the north shore Red
Cross director, about her memories of storms spanning six decades
beginning with her childhood in Folsom.
"This program is certain to raise
concerns," Hyde said. "But it's one that will also remind
us of our ability to endure unimaginable tragedy with courage and
determination to persevere."
The Southeastern Channel can be seen
on Charter Cable Channel 18 in Tangipahoa, St. Tammany and Livingston
parishes and on Channel 17 in Washington Parish. It can also be viewed
online at http://www.selu.edu/tv.
Outside employment forms for the July 1, 2006 through June 30, 2007
reporting period may now be submitted. Outside employment performed
any time during the reporting period must be approved.
The University of Louisiana System requires
that all full-time Southeastern employees, including those who may
become temporary full-time employees, annually disclose whether or
not they participate in any outside employment activities. The policy
recognizes employees' right to engage in outside employment, as long
as it is within the proper parameters as established by Louisiana
law. Employees who are involved with contracts or agreements between
Southeastern and an outside employer must submit a list of all such
The online form is available at the
following web address: http://www.selu.edu/Administration/Depts/HumanResources/hrooutform.doc.
Please copy the form to one page.
Those who have completed forms since
July 1, 2006, including as part of your employment packet, are not
required to complete an additional form, unless you have entered into
new outside employment since completing the original form.
Those of you who have not completed
a form since July 1, 2006 are requested to do so now.
If you have no outside employment, check
"I do not have outside employment," sign and date the form
where indicated and forward the form to your supervisor.
If you do have outside employment, check
"I do have outside employment" and enter the name and address
of the outside employer. "Time Commitment Required" must
be specific; for example, Monday and Thursday, 6 p.m. until 10 p.m.;
or Saturdays and Sundays, 8 a.m. until 4 p.m. "Inclusive Dates
of Activity" must reflect the dates you actually engage in this
activity; for example, July 1, 2006 through December 15, 2006; or
July 1, 2006 through June 30, 2007.
Answer all five questions, sign and
date the form where indicated, and submit it to your supervisor for
approval. The supervisor will forward the form to the department head
who will forward the form to Human Resources Office, which will determine
if additional approvals are required.
An annual information report listing
all outside employment that has been approved and is currently in
force under this policy is kept on file at Southeastern.
art instructor Kelly Mueller, center, explains light and shadows for
St. Tammany Parish art students K.C. Stockard, left, and Jennifer
Spearman, right, at a Northshore School of the Arts class held at
Fontainebleau High School in Mandeville.
August 1 is application deadline for new Northshore School of the
St. Tammany Parish high school juniors and seniors gifted in the
performing and visual arts can hone their talents this fall - and
earn college credit - by enrolling in the Northshore School of the
Arts, a collaborative venture of Southeastern and the St. Tammany
Through the new after school program,
which debuted last spring, students can take courses in music, visual
art and dance and receive one-on-one lessons in applied voice and
music, said Bryan DePoy, assistant dean of the College of Arts, Humanities
and Social Sciences who is serving as the school's interim director.
Classes will be offered on Southeastern's
main campus in Hammond and at the university's St. Tammany Center,
located in the parish government complex on Koop Drive, north of Mandeville,
"The Northshore School of Arts
is a prime example of collaboration between a university and school
district," he said. "This program challenges students with
more advanced and intensive course work than the typical high school
offering. These courses are not watered down college courses. They
are the classes as taught at Southeastern to college-level students.
Students are given the opportunity to nurture their artistic talent
with some of the finest artist/teachers in their respective fields."
DePoy said students have until August
1 to apply. The cost for admitted juniors and seniors is $200 per
class, plus a $20 application fee. There may be additional fees for
textbook rentals and art supplies.
"Students who complete Northshore
School of the Arts classes with a minimum of C-level work and meet
any other academic departmental requirements will be awarded credit
upon enrollment at Southeastern," DePoy said.
Last spring, approximately 40 St. Tammany
students participated in the Northshore School of the Arts' first
semester, taking classes in art history, basic drawing, introduction
to music, and music theory.
"Basically, this is a 'school without
walls,'" said Tammy Bourg, dean of the College of Arts, Humanities
and Social Sciences. "Our Community Music School serves as the
model for this project, which we anticipate expanding to other school
systems next year."
"We have been wanting to have opportunities
for students to take their talents to the next level," said St.
Tammany Superintendent Gayle Sloan. "This partnership allows
us to do that while not duplicating what's being done at the university
level. It is a partnership that is the best of both worlds."
The Northshore School of the Arts, added
Southeastern President Randy Moffett, "is an example of how a
university and a public school system can work together to enrich
educational opportunities, lives and quality of life. This is the
beginning - and I think the best is in front of us. We're certain
that the new partnership will not only provide the means for talented
high school students to reach higher artistic accomplishments, but
also influence them to consider Southeastern as their future home."
Southeastern, Hammond Chamber to host "Business
Boot Camp" July 27
The Small Business Development Center and the Hammond Chamber
of Commerce will host a "Business Boot Camp" seminar on
Thursday, July 27.
The event will be held at the Southeast
Louisiana Business Center in Hammond from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. The
cost is to attend is $10, and pre-registration is preferred.
"Starting a business of your own
can be one of the most exciting, rewarding, and challenging experiences
in your life, but there's a lot more to building a successful business
than just being good at providing your service or producing your product,"
said SBDC Assistant Director Sandy Summers. "This seminar will
prepare you for the critical business planning process and address
the most common issues faced by startups." She said topics will
include what unique lifestyle requirements are involved in owning
a business; how to assess the feasibility of a business idea, develop
a business plan, and obtain identifying target markets; getting started;
and learning about useful resources and necessary regulations and
Light refreshments and lunch will be
served. For more information or to register, contact 985-549-3831
Drivers training for GAs and student workers
available on Blackboard
The drivers training class is now available for graduate assistants
and student workers to take on Blackboard. For authorization to
take the class, students should e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Call the Safety Office at 549-2157 for any questions.
Southeastern announces loan refund changes,
new direct deposit program, branded card
Beginning with the fall 2006 semester, Southeastern will process
the first loan refunds after late registration.
To assist students in gaining access
to their funds as quickly as possible, Southeastern is pleased to
announce its partnership with Capital One Bank, formerly Hibernia
National Bank, to deliver loan refunds through direct deposit.
Students must have a checking account
with Capital One to participate in the new direct deposit program.
Completely Free Checking Accounts
come with a new Southeastern-branded MasterCard debit card that
can be used anywhere MasterCard is accepted.
Faculty, staff, and students not receiving
loan refunds can also show their school spirit with the Southeastern
debit card by taking advantage of free checking with Capital One.
To receive your new Southeastern debit
card, visit any local Capital One branch to open a completely free
checking account and request your new Southeastern debit card.
Representatives from Capital One will
also be on campus during the first week of the fall 2006 semester
to open new accounts.
If you currently have a checking account
with Capital One and possess a regular Capital One or Hibernia debit
card, you may simply exchange it in August for the new Southeastern
For more information about this exciting
new program, please visit the Controller's Office webpage at www.selu.edu/controller
or call the Controller's Office at 985-549-2068.
students win quiz bowl
Graduate students from the Department of Communication Sciences
& Disorders won the Student Quiz Bowl at the Louisiana Speech-Language
and Hearing Association convention held in early June in Lafayette.
Competing in a "Jeopardy" format against their counterparts
from other universities around the state, Southeastern's team answered
questions from various academic and clinical categories, including
anatomy/physiology, audiology/speech science, and research/statistics.
The proud participants are pictured here with their first place trophy
and several CSD faculty members. They are, from left, top Roxanne
Stoehr, Tracy Madere, Candace Revere, Heather Orgeron, Paula Gomila,
Dr. Kathryn DeKemel-Ichikawa; middle, Jennifer Henry, Lacie Domingue,
Dr. Ramesh Bettagere; bottom, Lacie Mitchell, Kasey Fontenot, Dr.
Dr. Diane D. Allen (College of Education and Human Development)
received a $10,000 grant from the Academy for Educational Development
to study and develop a pilot project to support first-year teachers.
Rebecca Kruse (Chemistry and
Physics) and colleagues at San Diego State University held training
workshops for faculty of seven U.S. colleges and universities that
will field-test the "Physical Science and Everyday Thinking"
curriculum during the 2006-07 school year. "Physical Science
and Everyday Thinking," an inquiry-based, discussion-oriented
curriculum for prospective teachers and liberal arts students, was
developed by Kruse and colleagues at San Diego State University, Tennessee
Tech, and University of Colorado Boulder with funding from the National
Dayne Sherman's (Sims Memorial
Library) short story titled "Too Late to Change" was named
a runner-up for this summer's fiction contest at Country Roads
Magazine; it is available online at this
Debra Dolliver (Chemistry &
Physics) with colleagues from Louisiana State University, Texas Woman's
University, and LaTrobe University in Bundoora, Australia have just
published an article
in the Journal of Chemical Crystallography which reports the
synthesis and first x-ray crystal structure of an N-alkoxyenamine.
Dr. Stuart Stewart (Foreign Languages)
was selected to participate in the annual reading and scoring of the
College Board's Advanced Placement Examinations in San Antonio, June
13-19. Each year the AP Program gives more than one million capable
high school students an opportunity to take rigorous college-level
courses and exams and, based on their exam performance, to receive
credit and/or advanced placement when they enter college. Approximately
2.3 million examinations in 20 disciplines were evaluated by over
8,000 readers from universities and high schools. The AP reading is
a unique forum in which academic dialogue between secondary school
and college educators is fostered and encouraged.
Congratulations to Laverne Simoneaux
and Jean Caswell (Sims Memorial Library) for being named
"Most Knowledgeable Librarians" in a recent edition of the
Daily Star's "Tangi Has Pride."
Dr. William Bond (Biological
Sciences) was introduced as the incoming president of the Advisory
Committee of the Southland Conference at the league's annual spring
meeting, May 30-June 2 in Galveston, Texas. Dr. Bond's two-year term
begins July 1. Dr. Bond has served as the league's vice president
the past two years. He is a longtime chair of the faculty Athletic
Committee at Southeastern and serves as Southeastern's institutional
representative to the NCAA.
Jackie Dale Thomas (Leadership
Development and Student Activities) recently accompanied Miss Southeastern
Blair Abene to the 2006 Miss Louisiana Pageant in Monroe, where Abene
was named first runner-up. Thomas was also recognized for her 20 years
of service with the Miss Louisiana organization. Presenting Thomas
with her service pin on the stage of the Monroe Civic Center Miss
Louisiana Executive Director Dewanna Little said Thomas was "one
of the most dedicated directors in the Miss Louisiana Organization."
"Young women who became Miss Southeastern were double winners
as they are the winner of their preliminary, as well as the winner
of one of the greatest directors in the state," Little said.
At the recent American Library Association
annual conference held in New Orleans, several faculty members from
Sims Memorial Library presented poster sessions. Angela Dunnington
and Mary Lou Strong demonstrated "What's Assessment Got
to Do with It? Exploring Student Learning Outcomes"; J.B.
Hill, Rodney Clare Jackman, Cherie Madarash-Hill
and Dayne Sherman presented "Can You Read Me Now? Text
Messaging Reference in an Academic Library"; and Beth Stahr
and Ladonna Guillot explored "The Big One: Reaction and
Recovery Following Katrina."