ByLion - March 20

Livingston Lecture Tuesday
Chefs Evening fine fare
Alumnus signs books
Leadership conference March 25
LatLit poetry contest
Phi Beta Lambda wins in state
AHSS plans spring colloquium
Writing Project gets grant
Article on UC and Katrina
Names sought for Golden Silence
WHM recital tonight
Waiting for Godot opens Tuesday
SR workshop schedule
Share your world with Lab School
Center for Faculty Excellence
"Doc" to be honored April 1
Delts receive top honors
CAB gets national award
Coming up...
This week in athletics
Professional activities

Treasurer to present Livingston Lecture tomorrow
State Treasurer John Kennedy will present the annual James and Evelyn Livingston Memorial Lecture on Business Ethics at 7 p.m., March 21, at the Student Union Theatre.
       The lecture, co-sponsored by the College of Business and the Arts and Lectures Committee, is free to the public. The lecture series was founded in 1984 by Hammond businessman John O. Batson in memory of his long-time friend and associate James Livingston. The series now also honors Livingston's wife Evelyn, an active community volunteer who died last year.
       Kennedy was elected state treasurer in1999, and reelected without opposition in 2003. He also served as secretary of the Louisiana Department of Revenue from 1996 to 1999 and special counsel to Gov. Buddy Roemer from 1988 to 1992. Kennedy also was secretary of Roemer's cabinet from 1990 to 1992, a member of the Governor's Commission on Medical Malpractice, and the Secretary of State's Commission on Corporations.
       For additional information on the James and Evelyn Livingston Memorial Lecture on Business Ethics, contact the College of Business, (985) 549-2258.
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Chefs Evening to feature fine fare from area businesses
More than 30 of the area's finest restaurants, bars and grills, and wholesalers are creating tasty treats for Chef Evening 2006.
       The annual "dinner party for a good cause," sponsored by the Southeastern Development Foundation, is scheduled for Sunday, March 26, from 5:30-7:30 p.m. at the Southeastern University Center.
       Chefs Evening coordinator Sarah Schillage said 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," she said.
       Patrons will enjoy the finest fare from Abita Springs Water, Aramark Classic Fare Catering, Benedicts, Blythewood Plantation, Carona's Bakery, Catfish Charlie Restaurant, Champagne Beverages, Coca-Cola Bottling Company, Cuco's, Don's Seafood, Jacmel Inn, Jambalaya and Co., Maurepas Catering, Murphy's Seafood Restaurant, Nacho Mama's, PJ's Coffee and Tea, Subway, the Cate Street Pub, the Cocoa Bean, the Crescent Bar, the Plantation Restaurant at Carter Plantation, Tommy's on Thomas, Tope La', and Trey Yuen.
       Joining Chefs Evening for the first time are Avenue Wines, Cate Street Seafood Station, Chookie's, Garrison's Global Café, Paul's Café, Ponchatoula Seafood, Sweet Ideas by Wendy, the Speakeasy Restaurant, and WOW Café and Wingery.
       The Chefs Evening guest chefs plan to serve entrees such as fried fish fingers, boiled shrimp, seafood gumbo, chicken gumbo, crabmeat au gratin, rosemary chicken wraps, jambalaya, etouffee, eggplant Napoleon, subs, and sesame seed masked yellow fin tuna with ponza pickled cucumber noodles and wasabi aioli.
       Sweet treats will include assorted muffins, bread pudding, almond cake with raspberry filling, and French pastries, while an assortment of libations will also be available.
       Chefs Evening tickets are $40 each or $425 for a reserved table for eight.
       "Various patrons' 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 academic programs.
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Susan MustafaAlumnus signs books
Susan Mustafa of Baton Rouge, author of the recently released book "I've Been Watching You" about convicted south Louisiana serial killer Derrick Todd Lee, signs a copy of her book for Bonnie Gilhaus at the University Bookstore last week. The book delves into the work of the serial killer task force and presents details on the murders and subsequent investigation that led to the imprisonment and conviction of Lee. Mustafa is a graduate of Southeastern's communication program.
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Southeastern hosts leadership conference March 25
Southeastern will host its first ever "Southeastern Leadership Conference" on Saturday, March 25.
       "The conference has been held at Loyola University for almost two decades, but has now been passed into the capable hands of Southeastern," said Jackie Dale Thomas, director of Leadership Development/Student Activities.
       "Our goal is to have 200 students attend," said Thomas. "We already have students registered from universities and colleges in Mississippi and Louisiana and schools have shown interest in Texas and Alabama.
       "This one day leadership experience provides an opportunity to hone lifelong leadership skills and ways to 'lead strong,'" said Thomas.
       The Southeastern Leadership Conference offers many interactive and engaging sessions on issues facing student leaders such as breaking through boundaries, conflict mediation, and group dynamics.
       Participants will meet other students, professionals, and community leaders, and explore ideas through a variety of thought provoking presentations, workshop sessions, and panel discussions.
       Troy Stende, the conference's key note speaker, is considered to be one of the best young speakers on the college circuit, receiving the prestigious "Best Campus Speaker" award from the Association for the Promotion of Campus Activities in 2002, 2004, and 2005.
       All interested Southeastern students, as well as other university students are invited to attend. The cost for the conference for Southeastern students is $10, and for non-Southeastern university students is $25. The cost includes materials, keynote, luncheon, reception, and a conference t-shirt.
       The deadline for registration is Monday, March 20. Applications are available in the Leadership Development/Student Activities office, War Memorial Student Union, room 110, and online at
       For more information about the Southeastern Leadership Conference visit the web site or contact the Leadership Development/Student Activities office at 985-549-2233.
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LaLit sponsors annual poetry competition
Louisiana Literature, Southeastern's award-wining literary magazine, is seeking entries for its annual poetry competition.
       Entries for the 20th annual Louisiana Literature Prize for Poetry, which includes a $400 award, must be submitted by April 15, said Editor Jack Bedell of Southeastern's English Department faculty.
       Bedell said all entries -- either a poem or group of poems -- will be considered for publication in Louisiana Literature.
       For a $12 handling fee, which also earns a one-year subscription to the journal, United States residents may enter one to five poems, totaling 250 lines, Bedell said. "Poems may be on any topic. All work must be previously unpublished, and a name and address must appear on each poem," he said.
       Along with entries, participants should send a check or money order payable to "Louisiana Literature" and a self-addressed, stamped envelope for contest results. Manuscripts cannot be returned, but entrants should send a second envelope if they want notification of receipt.
       Entries should be mailed to Louisiana Literature, Poetry Contest, SLU 10792, Southeastern Louisiana University, Hammond LA 70402.
       Bedell said poetry prizewinners will be announced at the end of April. For additional information about the contest or Louisiana Literature, contact him at or 985-549-5756 or visit
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Phi Beta Lambda wins in state competition
Seven members of Phi Beta Lambda attended the State Leadership Conference in Alexandria on March 10 and placed either first on second in various competitive events.
       First place winners included Jeffery Banquer, finance and economics; Diamond Gatlin, international business and statistical analysis; Diana Canatella, marketing and management; Lynsey Huval, word processing.
       Second place finishers were Josh Pelous, economics and computer concepts; Chris Seaux, marketing.
       First and second place state winners are eligible to compete at the Phi Beta
Lambda National Leadership Conference in July in Nashville, Tenn. Leigh Smith, advisor for the group, and PBL member Brittany King also attended the conference.
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AHSS plans spring colloquium
The College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences will present a spring colloquium, "The Medieval Origins of Modern Science," April 5-9.
       The colloquium will begin on Wednesday, April 5, at 3 p.m. at the Student Union Theatre with a panel discussion on myths and reason in the Middle Ages featuring distinguished historian of science Dr. David C. Lindberg.
       Lindberg, Hilldale Professor Emeritus of History of Science at the University of Wisconsin, Madison, will present "The Medieval Myth of the Flat Earth." He will be joined by Drs. Andrew Traver and Jeff Bell from the Department of History and Political Science. Dr. Traver will discuss Medieval cartography, while Dr. Bell will present a talk focusing on the theology and philosophy of Peter Abelard.
       Also on Wednesday Dr. Lindberg will discuss the famous Galileo affair in a talk entitled "The Florentine Heretic? Galileo, the Church, and the Cosmos." The talk is scheduled for at 7:30pm at St. Albert's Student Center.
       On Thursday, April 6, at 3 p.m. at the Student Union Theatre, Lindberg will be the speaker for the annual Matheny Lecture on Science and Religion. His lecture is titled "The Medieval Church Encounters the Classical Tradition: St. Augustine and Roger Bacon."
       The original play The Disputed Questions by Southeastern psychology faculty member Matt Rossano will premier in the Vonnie Borden Theatre on Friday, April 7, at 7:30 p.m. Directed by artist-in-residence Dr. Larry Gray, the play depicts events leading up to the condemnations of 1277 where the teachings of Thomas Aquinas were denounced.
       The production continues Saturday, April 8, at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, April 9, at 2 p.m. Admission to all events in free.
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SLWP receives grant from National Writing Project
The Southeastern Louisiana Writing Project has received a grant of $45,000 from the National Writing Project in Berkeley, Calif. The grant will support a variety of SLWP activities, including its 15th annual Invitational Summer Institute for Teachers, an advanced institute for SLWP teacher consultants, a summer program for young writers and workshops and activities for area schools throughout the academic year.
       Teachers may apply for the Invitational Summer Institute, which provides six hours of graduate credit, tuition, and a $200 stipend, by contacting SLWP Director Richard Louth at
       The institute, which is scheduled for June 26-July 28, is designed for teachers who use writing in their classrooms, have questions about teaching writing, are eager to share their knowledge, and wish to learn from other experienced classroom teachers. It will meet Monday-Thursday, 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m., in the Southeastern Writing Center, located on the third floor of D Vickers Hall.
       During the institute, 15 selected kindergarten-college teachers from across the curriculum will study the teaching of writing, reflect on their own teaching, and share their best teaching practices with each other.
       Participants will also be given the opportunity to work on personal and professional writing and to develop workshops on teaching writing suitable for delivery as inservices to local schools. Participants become Summer Fellows at the university and receive a $200 stipend and materials as well six hours of graduate credit (three hours in English; three hours in education) and tuition.
       Applicants should submit their resume; a brief description of a writing activity used in their classroom; a letter of nomination from a supervisor or from a member of SLWP; and a page containing name, address, phone number, e-mail address, and Social Security number, as well as school and grade level where the applicant currently teaches. Applications will be considered and interviews conducted until the institute is filled.
       Applications can be sent to Louth at or Dr. Richard Louth, SLU 10327, Hammond, LA 70402. For more information, e-mail Louth or call him at 549-2102 or 2100. or visit
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Publication features UC's Katrina challenges
After Hurricane Katrina, University Center Director Duane Shafer was invited by the publication Facility Manager to describe the events and challenges faced by the center, which served as a shelter for faculty and staff during the storm and housed support personnel in the following weeks. Shafer's story and photos by university photographers Randy Bergeron and Claude Levet can be viewed at
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Names sought for April 5 Golden Silence
The Alumni Association will again host "Golden Silence," a program to honor deceased Southeastern alumni, students and faculty and staff. The annual candlelight ceremony is scheduled for 6 p.m., Tuesday, April 5, in the Student Union Park.
       "We encourage the campus and the public to please let us know if someone from the Southeastern family has passed away so that we can honor them at the Golden Silence," said Alumni Relations Director Kathy Pittman.
       To include a name in the Golden Silence program, contact the Alumni Association at 985-549?2150, 1-800-758-2586 or

Sarah OsterbergerJacqueline BrecheenSopranos Jacquine Brecheen (seated,right), seen in the Opera/Music Theatre Workshop production of The Medium, and Sarah Osterberger of Baton Rouge (left), in a scene from last summer's The Music Man, will present "Her Inner Voice," a Women's History Month recital, at 7:30 p.m., tonight at the Pottle Music Building Auditorium.
Sopranos present Women's History Month recital tonight
Two recent Southeastern graduates will return to campus Monday, March 20, for a recital in honor of Women's History Month.
       Sopranos Sarah Osterberger of Baton Rouge and Jacqueline Brecheen of Ponchatoula, who both earned their bachelor's degrees last year, have titled their recital "Her Inner Voice." Accompanied by pianists Charles Effler and Raisa Voldman, they will perform songs by composers Lori Laitman and Libby Larsen.
       The free program is scheduled for 7:30 p.m. in the Pottle Music Building Auditorium.
       Brecheen, who is now a graduate student at Southeastern, was a finalist and first place winner at National Association of Teachers of Singing regional competitions. She also was a frequent soloist with the Southeastern Concert Choir and appeared in numerous operas while an undergraduate student. Her operatic roles included Monica in The Medium, Dorine in Tartuffe, and Anne Eggerman in A Little Night Music. She has been a frequent soloist with the Southeastern Concert Choir. She teaches voice and directs a children's choir for Southeastern's Community Music School.
       Osterberger also created many roles in Southeastern productions including, Amalia in She Loves Me, Charlotte in A Little Night Music, Marian in The Music Man, and most recently, Maria in The Sound of Music. She also is a CMS voice teacher.
       Brecheen and Osterberger were both students of Southeastern voice professor Scharmal Schrock.
       Brecheen will perform Larsen's "Sonnets from the Portuguese" set to the Elizabeth Barrett Browning poem and "Try Me, Good King," inspired by the last words of the wives of Henry VIII. Osterberger will perform Laitman's "Days and Nights."
       For additional information, contact the Southeastern Department of Music and Dramatic Arts, 985-549-2184.
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Waiting for Godot castWelding Godot set(Left) Randy Malbrough Jr. (left) plays the young boy who bears the message to waiting tramps Teddy Boone (center) and Ben Norman (right) in Waiting for Godot. (Right) Art major Evan Danby creates a giant steel tree sculpture for the set.. Director of Theatre Steve Schepker, who designed the set, recruited Danby, a student in his fall 2005 stagecraft class, to help design and to construct the tree, which dominates the set on the Vonnie Borden Theatre stage.

Southeastern Theatre brings Waiting for Godot into 21st century
Director James Winter's goal was to bring Samuel Beckett's tragicomedy Waiting for Godot into the 21st century.
       And although the late great playwright was known as a stickler for having his works performed his way, Winter thinks that Beckett would approve of the fresh approach he has taken in the Southeastern Louisiana University Theatre's upcoming production of this difficult, hilarious, physically-taxing stage classic.
       Waiting for Godot will run March 21-25 at Vonnie Borden Theatre. Curtain is 7:30 p.m. and tickets, available in the theater box office in D Vickers Hall, are $10 for adults; $5 for senior citizens, non-Southeastern students, and Southeastern faculty and staff; and free for Southeastern students with a valid I.D.
       Beckett's play is a hilarious and tragic look at two tramps, Vladimire (Teddy Boone of Covington) and Estragon (Ben Norman of Covington) and their exploration of faith, hope, friendship, and the human condition.
       The simple plot symbolizes the tedium and meaninglessness of human life. As the tramps wait by a sickly tree for the arrival of "Monsieur Godot," they quarrel, make up, contemplate suicide, try to sleep, eat a carrot and gnaw on some chicken bones. Two other characters appear in the middle of the play, cruel Pozzo (Whitney Allen of Hammond) and his slave (Paul Woods of Covington). Then a young boy (Randy Malbrough Jr. of Gonzales) arrives to say that M. Godot will not come today, but "surely tomorrow."
       To "bring this play into a new light," Winter has enhanced its traditional physicality, incorporated music specially composed by Southeastern composer-in-residence Stephen Suber, and added audience interaction.
       "If Beckett saw our production, he would see some things that he never imagined being done with it," Winter said. "But I think all of it supports what he has written. I think we've just brought it to life for 2006."
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Spring 2006 Sponsored Research workshop schedule
Registration is suggested, but not required for the following workshops. For more information, please contact the Office of Sponsored Research and Programs at 985-549-5312 or e-mail
       Preparing the Proposal Budget -- Wed., March 22, and Thurs., 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, & 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 -- Wed., March 29, and Thurs., 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 -- Wed., April 5, and Thurs., 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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Lab School invites faculty, staff to share the world with students
Students and faculty at Southeastern Lab School have been visiting other countries this year through the school's reading theme, "Reading...Your Passport to the World."
       "National Library Week, one of our biggest celebrations, is right around the corner, April 3-7," said Shawn Messina. "We would like to invite you to become an active part of the Lab School family by asking you to participate in this week of fun and festivities."
       Faculty or staff who are from a country outside the United States or who have traveled to other countries are invited to share their experiences with Lab School students.
       Presentations will scheduled during National Library Week and should last 30-45 minutes. PowerPoints presentations and demonstrations of artifacts or clothing from the country are welcome. Speakers may also choose the grade level for their presentation.
       "This is a fun and exciting way to share your experiences with younger students," Messina said. "Please consider working with us!"
       Those interested in participating may contact Messina at or at 549-2206.
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News from 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. For information, contact the center at ext. 5791 or email us at
       Tuesday, March 21, 3-4 p.m., Tuesday T Times -- The topic this month will be "Faculty and Student Perspectives on Classroom Incivility."
       Wednesday, March 22, 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m., FrontPage -- The hands-on workshop that will help you to learn how to set up Internet forms and surveys and save the data directly to an Excel file. No experience necessary.
       Thursday, March 23, 12:30-1:30 p.m., Science & Religion BBQ Lunch & Discussion -- Dr. Randy Davis, pastor of Trinity Baptist Church, Hammond, will speak on "Religion and Science through the Eyes of C. S. Lewis." All interested faculty, staff and students are welcome and lunch is provided free.
       Mark Your Calendar
       Lyceum Lights -- Wednesday, March 29, noon-1 p.m., Twelve Oaks The luncheon will showcase Southeastern poet Alison Pelegrin. RSVP by March 24.
       Fifth annual Faculty Conference on Teaching, Research and Creativity, Wed-Fri, April 5-7.
       Deadlines to Remember
       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. (Guidelines/Application forms)
       Deadline date for proposals: 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.
       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. Deadline date for proposals: Monday, April 10, 2006. Original proposal and four copies must be delivered to the Center for Faculty Excellence, Tinsley Annex, Room 6 by 4:30 p.m. For more information and 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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Goodwin to be recognized for service to athletics
Robert "Doc" Goodwin, the Southeastern Lions' athletics trainer for the last 31 years, will be recognized for his dedication, contributions and service at several events surrounding the April 1 Spring Football game.
       "Doc" Goodwin announced his retirement from the university effective April 5.
       The weekend begins on Friday, March 31 with a coffee and muffins reception with Doc at PJ's on Thomas St. Doc will be on hand to meet and mingle with friends from 7-10 a.m.
       On April 1, there will be a presentation made at halftime of the Lions' Spring Football Game. A reception at the Contemporary Art Gallery (behind East Stadium) will immediately follow the conclusion of the game with an approximate time from 6-7:30 p.m.
       Former athletes, friends, and alumni are encouraged to attend the event. Light refreshments will be served.
       For those planning on attending the reception, please RSVP to Tom Dawsey at 985-549-5091.
       In lieu of gifts, donations can be made to the Bob and Sandy Goodwin Scholarship. Please make checks payable to the Southeastern Development Foundation.
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Epsilon Phi Delts Epsilon Phi Delts traveled to Atlanta to win 11 awards at the Delta Tau Delta Southern Division Leadership Conference. Members in attendance at the conference in late February were, front row, from left, Derek Roth, Christopher Barcelona, Steven Faught, Gary Prescot (former president), Robbie McCray (current president), Justin Poche, Nicholas Locascio; back row, from left, Jeff Miller, Greg Vick, Adam Penny, J. T. Erwin, Jeremy Barrios, Daniel Brown, Fletcher Seymour.

Delta Tau Delta receives top honors
The Epsilon Phi chapter of Delta Tau Delta International Fraternity at Southeastern earned 11 awards at its Southern Division Leadership Conference recently held in Atlanta.
       Epsilon Phi was one of three chapters in the Southern Division to receive the Top Chapter award for their commitment to excellence. The chapter also earned the Outstanding Brotherhood award and recognition for Outstanding Campus Involvement.
       "Our chapter has worked hard over the past few years and these awards are a testament to that work," said Delta Tau Delta President Robert McCray of Baton Rouge. "We have been recognized for many of these in the past, but not anywhere near this magnitude."
       Epsilon Phi earned significant recognition for recruitment including an award for a 175 percent increase in spring recruitment numbers and a 100 percent increase in fall recruitment numbers. The chapter also received the "10% Challenge," an award for increasing membership size by 10 percent, and recognition for exceeding recruitment goals set by the chapter.
       "Our chapter had worked hard over the past few semesters in exceeding our recruitment goals. We have been very successful, maintaining the biggest chapter at Southeastern," McCray said.
       The chapter also was acknowledged for exceeding the All Male and All Fraternity Grade Point Average at Southeastern and also for their New Member Education Program.
       Gene Pregeant, Epsilon Phi's Chapter Advisor, was awarded the Outstanding Advisor award for the entire Southern Division. Nicholas Locascio of Metairie was recognized for his work as the Interfraternity Council president at Southeastern.
       The Southern Division Conference of Delta Tau Delta is composed of 23 chapters.
       Delta Tau Delta was founded in 1858 and currently has 116 chapters and colonies across the United States, divided into four divisions. The Epsilon Phi chapter was founded at Southeastern in 1969.
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CAB accepts APCA awardOfficers and members of the Campus Activities Board show off the national award they received from the Association for the Promotion of Campus Activities naming them "Programming Board of the Year." From left, front, are Michael Perniciaro of Chalmette, Kimberly Dottolo of Ponchatoula, CAB President Makeitta Darbonne of Lake Charles, Phylicia Common of Marrero, Erica Milligan of LaPlace; back, Bobby Bell of Angie, Michael Kyles of Baton Rouge, Brandon Parker of New Orleans, Jessica Scott of Baton Rouge, CAB Coordinator Jason Leader.
CAB receives national programming award
The Campus Activities Board, the organization that plans and presents entertainment and activities for students, has received national validation that it's the best at its job.
       At the Association for the Promotion of Campus Activities national convention earlier this month in Atlanta, CAB received the 2006 Boyd Jones Award for Programming Board of the Year.
       "To be named the number one programming board in the nation is a very prestigious honor," said Jackie Dale Thomas, director of Leadership Development/Student Activities and a CAB advisor. "I am extremely proud of this award because it recognizes the hard work of all those involved in the Campus Activities Board, the members, officers, advisors and all those on the Southeastern campus who are so supportive of CAB."
       "This award is a credit to the great staff and the student leaders who provide significant service for Southeastern students and add so much to campus life at Southeastern," said Marvin Yates, interim vice president for student affairs.
       CAB President Makeitta Darbonne of Lake Charles accepted the award at the convention along with officers and members Bobby Bell of Angie, Phylicia Common of Marrero, Kimberly Dottolo of Ponchatoula, Michael Kyles of Baton Rouge, Erica Milligan of LaPlace, Brandon Parker of New Orleans, Michael Perniciaro of Chalmette, and Jessica Scott of Baton Rouge.
       "We are proud of ourselves!" said Darbonne. "Having our hard work and efforts recognized on a national level is what our organization deserves, and a great school like Southeastern deserves a national award winning programming board. Although many schools throughout the United States strive for this prestigious award, CAB has a passion for providing students with quality programming and our exhibitors and vendors with great Southern hospitality."
       Leader said campus departments such as CAB are nominated for the Programming Board of the Year by the programming vendors -- the various acts, entertainers and novelty programs booked by colleges and universities.
       "When the call came in for me to nominate a school, my reply came instantly - Southeastern, without question and without a doubt," said magician Matthew "Matt the Knife" Cassiere, who performed at Southeastern last fall. "Southeastern has literally become my absolute favorite school to work with."
       He had high praise for Leader and the CAB staff and students. "They're problem solvers," he said. "They think outside of the box and maintain the highest level of professionalism and excellence without ever compromising that fun atmosphere that every campus board should strive for."
       Funded by students through a self-assessed fee, CAB has traditionally offered students free movies, comedy acts, and outdoor mini-festivals such as Gumbo Ya Ya and Strawberry Jubilee. In recent years, the organization has also initiated popular events such as Southeastern Star, patterned after the television phenomena "American Idol," and the Southeastern Music Fest, a concert that this year featured American        Idol finalist Lindsay Cardinale and bands such as Stroke 9, and the Chee Weez.
       APCA named "Southeastern Star" as the "Student Programming Event of the Year" in 2005.
Coming up…
Through April 9
       Southeastern Lab School Annual Youth Art Month Exhibition, Sims Memorial Library, first floor. (985) 549-2185.
       Through April 13
       Department of Visual Arts Student Exhibition, Contemporary Art Gallery, East Stadium. Exhibit on display through April 13. Gallery hours: 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m., weekdays. (985) 549-2193.
       March 20-23
       Early Registration for current students for summer 2006 semester. (985) 549-2066, (985) 549-2062, or 1-800-222-7358.
       Monday, March 20
       Women's History Month: "Creating a Healthy Psychophysical Disposition in the Midst of Challenge," featuring Celina Echols and Martis Jones, noon, Sims Memorial Library, third floor. Free. (985) 549-2100.
       Women's History Month: Jaqueline Brechee and Sarah Osterberger, "Her Inner Voice: Songs by Women Composers," 7:30 p.m., Pottle Music Building Auditorium. Free. (985) 549-2100.
       Tuesday, March 21
       Women's History Month: "Louisiana Women Authors in Poetry and Prose," featuring Evelyne Bornier, Allison Pelgrin and Olympia Vernon, 12:30 p.m., Sims Memorial Library, third floor. Free. (985) 549-2100.
       March 21-25
       Southeastern Theatre: "Waiting for Godot" by Samuel Beckett (PG-13), 7:30 p.m., Vonnie Borden Theatre. Tickets: $10, adults; $5, seniors/faculty/staff/non-SLU students; SLU students free with ID. For an "Encore!" brochure or additional information, contact the Department of Music and Dramatic Arts at (985) 549-2184.
       James and Evelyn Livingston Memorial Lecture on Business Ethics, State Treasurer John Kennedy, 7 p.m., Student Union Theatre. Free.
       Wednesday, March 22
       Guest Recital: Elena Cecconi, flute, 7:30 p.m., Pottle Auditorium -Free - For an "Encore!" brochure or additional information, contact the Department of Music and Dramatic Arts at (985) 549-2184.
Christwood Arts and Lectures Series: Jivka Jeleva, viola, Henry Jones, piano, "Music for Viola and Piano," 4 p.m., Christwood Retirement Community, 100 Christwood Blvd., Covington. Free. (985) 549-2184.
       Women's History Month: "Transcending Hegemony: Migrant Women Becoming Visible in U.S. Society," featuring Ann Carruth, Claudia McCalman, and Stuart Stewart; noon, Sims Memorial Library, third floor. Free. (985) 549-2100.
       Women's History Month: Elena Cecconi, flute recital, 7:30 p.m., Pottle Music Building Auditorium. Free. (985) 549-2100.
       Thursday, March 23
       Women's History Month: State Sen. Julie Quinn, 12:30 p.m., Sims Memorial Library, third floor. Free. (985) 549-2100.
       Friday, March 24
       Women's History Month: Barbara Moffett, "Hearing the Feminine Voice in Health Policy Decisions," noon, Student Union Theatre. Free. (985) 549-2100.
Saturday, March 25
       Southeastern Leadership Conference, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., War Memorial Student Union, (985) 549-3805.
       March 27-30
       Southeastern Business Week, sponsored by College of Business. Schedule available in Garrett Hall, room 3. 985-549-2258/2202.
Monday, March 27
       Women's History Month: "Female Campus Leaders: Building a Better Southeastern," featuring Panhellenic President Ashley Tarver, "Lion's Roar" editor Lorraine Favre, and Miss Southeastern Blair Abene; noon, Sims Memorial Library, third floor.
       Tuesday, March 28
       Encore!: Silverwind Duo, Nicole McPherson, flute; Andrew Seigel, clarinet, 7:30 p.m., Pottle Auditorium. Free. (985) 549-2184.
       Women's History Month: "Women and War," featuring Judith Fai-Podlipnik ("Women in the French Resistance") and Margaret Gonzalez-Perez ("Female Suicide Bombers"), 12:30 p.m. Sims Memorial Library, third floor
       Women's History Month, "Faith's Affair," directed by Jayetta Slawson, 7 p.m., Vonnie Borden Theatre. Free. (985) 549-2100.
Wednesday, March 29
       Student Government Association Blood Drive, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Student Union ballroom. (985) 549-2296.
       Women's History Month: Lyceum Lights, featuring poet Allison Pelegrin, noon, Twelve Oaks. Reservations: (985) 549-5791.
Thursday, March 30
       Encore!: "Delicious Collection: Dance and Film," 7:30 p.m., Columbia Theatre for the Performing Arts, 220 E. Thomas St., Hammond. Free (985) 549-2184.
       Women's History Month: "Not Just Another Pretty Face: Women and Body Image," featuring Jeanne Dubino, Karen Fontenot, Paula Varnado-Sullivan, William Robison; 12:30 p.m., Sims Memorial Library, third floor. Free. (985) 549-2100.
       Women's History Month: "Delicious Collection," multi-media dance concert, directed by Martie Fellom; 7:30 p.m., Columbia Theatre for the Performing Arts. Free. (985) 549-2100.
       Late Night Southeastern, 8 p.m.-1 a.m., Pennington Student Activity Center. (985) 549-2144.
Friday, March 31
       Women's History Month: Sonja Kovalevsky High School Mathematics Day, 8 a.m.-3:15 p.m., Cate Teacher Education Center Kiva. (985) 549-5269).
       Child Welfare Conference (conference for social work educators, professionals, foster families and adoptive families), 8 a.m.-4 p.m., University Center. Information: Maurice Badon, (985) 549-2195.
       Women's History Month: Hungarian Dancers, noon, Pottle Music Building Auditorium. Free. (985) 549-2100.
       Student Government Association Young Leaders Conference, 7:30 a.m.-4 p.m., War Memorial Student Union. (985) 549-2296.
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This week in athletics
The Southeastern baseball team will face No. 8 LSU on Wednesday at 7 p.m. at Zephyr Field during this week in Southeastern Athletics.
       The Lions (10-10, 2-4 SLC) will look to bounce back from dropping two of three at Southland Conference foe Texas State this weekend. On Tuesday, Southeastern will host Mobile. First pitch is scheduled for 6:30 p.m. at Pat Kenelly Diamond at Alumni Field. Southeastern will be facing LSU for the second time this season. The Tigers earned a 7-3 victory on Feb. 21 in Baton Rouge. Both Southeastern baseball games this week will be broadcast live in the Hammond area on KSLU 90.9 FM and on the Internet at
       The Southeastern softball team (7-15, 3-6 SLC) will look to build on the momentum of its series win over Louisiana-Monroe this past weekend. On Tuesday, the Lady Lions will be in Ruston for a 4 p.m. doubleheader at in-state foe Louisiana Tech. Southeastern will return to Southland Conference action on Saturday, when they open a three-game weekend set at Texas-Arlington with a 1 p.m. doubleheader. The series concludes on Sunday at 12 p.m.
       Southeastern head men's and women's tennis coach Jason Hayes leads his red-hot teams the two teams have a combined 10-0 record in league play this season back to the courts this weekend. The nationally ranked Lions (9-1, 5-0 SLC) will look to extend their six-match winning streak on Tuesday, when they face Southern Miss at 2 p.m. in Hattiesburg, Miss.
       The men will be joined by the Lady Lions (11-3, 5-0 SLC) on Thursday for a 1 p.m. doubleheader versus West Florida at 1 p.m. at the Southeastern Tennis Complex. On Sunday, the women's team will return to SLC play, facing McNeese State at 12 p.m. in Lake Charles.
       The Southeastern track and field team will compete in two outdoor meets this week. Members of the Lions and Lady Lions will participate in the LSU Relays on Friday and Saturday in Baton Rouge, as well as the Ole Miss Duals on Saturday in Oxford, Miss.
       Tuesday, March 21
       Baseball, vs. Mobile, Pat Kenelly Diamond at Alumni Field, 6:30 p.m. (KSLU 90.9 FM)
       Softball, at Louisiana Tech (DH), Ruston, 4 p.m.
       Men's Tennis, at Southern Miss, Hattiesburg, Miss., 2 p.m.
       Wednesday, March 22
       Baseball, vs. LSU, Zephyr Field, 7 p.m. (KSLU 90.9 FM)
       Thursday, March 23
       Men's and Women's Tennis, vs. West Florida, Southeastern Tennis Complex, 1 p.m.
       Friday, March 24
       Track and Field, at LSU Relays, Baton Rouge, All Day
       Saturday, March 25
       Softball, at Texas-Arlington (DH), Arlington, Texas, 1 p.m.
       Track and Field, at LSU Relays, Baton Rouge, All Day
       Track and Field, at Ole Miss Duals, Oxford, Miss., All Day
       Sunday, March 26
       Softball, at Texas-Arlington, Arlington, Texas, 12 p.m.
       Women's Tennis, at McNeese State, Lake Charles, 12 p.m.
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Professional activities
Dr. Randy Sanders (History) will present "Blackball: Segregation and the National Pastime" at the Florida Southern College Center for Florida History Lecture Series on Thursday, March 23. Dr. Sanders will also appear on a panel of baseball writers at the New Orleans Tennessee Williams Literary Festival on Saturday, April 1.
       Dr. David Hanson (English) has an article in press for Volume 33, No. 2 (fall 2006) edition of Nineteenth Century Prose. The article is entitled, "Precocity and Sibling Relations: Goethe and Macaulay Family Life Writing."
       Jayetta Slawson's (English) review, "Harry Potter Books as Indexes of American Culture," appears in the March issue of the refereed Journal of American Culture. Additionally, Dr. Slawson presented a paper, "Re-Negotiating Borders: The Body Politic and a Theatre of Difference," at the 27th Mid-America Theatre conference held in Chicago, March 2-5.
       The New York Public Library has selected Writer-in-Residence Bev Marshall's (English) latest novel, Hot Fudge Sundae Blues, for inclusion on Books for the Teen Age 2006 as one of the titles chosen for the best of the previous year's publishing for teenagers. The New York Public Library hosted a reception honoring Marshall and other winners on March 18.
       Dr. Barbara Forrest (History and Political Science) was a keynote speaker at the annual meeting of the Philadelphia chapter of the ACLU in Philadelphia on March 12. Her talk was entitled "A Strategy Still Unfolding: The Development of Intelligent Design from the Wedge Document to the Courtroom--and Beyond." She was invited to speak following her role in the recent intelligent design creationism trial, in which she was an expert witness for the plaintiffs. The other keynote speaker was Eric Rothschild of Philadelphia's Pepper Hamilton law firm. Rothschild was the plaintiffs' lead attorney.
       Dennis Merino (Mathematics) had the paper "Decompositions Involving Quaternion Matrices and Complex Partitioned Matrices" published in Matimayas Matematika, the official journal of the Mathematical Society of the Philippines.
       David Gurney (Mathematics) presented "Moving from Reactive to Proactive Assessment" coauthored with Rebecca Muller (Mathematics) for an invited paper session on Assessment of Learning in the Mathematics Major as part of the Joint Mathematics Meetings in San Antonio, Texas, Jan. 12-15. The paper was the direct result of Gurney and Muller participating in a Supporting Assessment in Undergraduate Mathematics workshop sponsored by the Mathematics Association of America.
       Physics major Stefan Sundeen won third place in the Best Undergraduate Student Paper Competition at the 2006 Louisiana Academy of Sciences Meeting. His presentation was entitled "Separating Ground and Ionospheric Scatter in HF Radar." Co-authors included Dr. Gerard Blanchard (Chemistry and Physics) and Dr. Kile Baker of the National Science Foundation.
       An article by J.B. Hill (Sims Memorial Library) and C. Madarash-Hill, "Electronically Enriched Enhancements in Catalog Records: A Use Study of Books Described on Records with URL Enhancements versus Those Without," was published in Technical Services Quarterly. Hill also was selected to serve as a member of EBSCO Publishing's Academic Advisory Board. The board consists of academic librarians from across the United States who advise EBSCO Publishing on a variety of issues related to database and other product development.
       A collection of essays, New Challenges Facing Academic Librarians Today: Electronic Journals, Archival Digitization, Document Delivery, Etc., edited by Dayne Sherman (Sims Memorial Library), Jean Caswell, and Paul G. Haschak, was published by Mellen Press. Sherman also served as a guest panelist at the LSU SLIS Writers' Forum in Baton Rouge on Feb. 14.
       Dr. Thomas J. Lipscomb (Marketing) and co-authors Dr. Kyna S. Shelley of University of Southern Mississippi and Daniel J. Monistere of Nielsen Media Research completed a paper titled, "Engaging Students in Action Research: Class Projects for Corporate Clients" for the Louisiana Education Research Association. It was presented on March 9 in Lafayette by Dr Lipscomb and Dr. Shelley.
       Dr. David C. Wyld, Maurin Pofessor of Management, had his article titled "Managing in Reverse: The Strategic Importance of Reverse Logistics" published in the Winter/Spring issue of Reverse Logistics. Dr. Wyld's article titled "Recognition and Rewards Promote Retention" was published in the January/February 2006 edition of Employee Benefit News Canada.
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