Treasurer to present Livingston Lecture tomorrow
Chefs Evening to feature fine fare from area businesses
Alumnus 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 www.selu.edu/slc.
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
Phi Beta Lambda wins in state competition
AHSS plans spring colloquium
SLWP receives grant from National Writing Project
Publication features UC's Katrina challenges
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sopranos 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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(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 email@example.com.
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
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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Officers 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.
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.
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.
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.
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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