ByLion - March 27

KSLU named station of year
Chefs Evening success
Delicious Collection of dance, film
Reception honors retirees
Fall early registration April 3-7
Faith's Affair Tuesday at VBT
Lecture spotlights history of science
SBDC hosts tax law changes seminar
Head Start accepting applications
Family kickball April 1
Lab School celebrating libraries
New IRB forms available
Center for Faculty Excellence news
SR spring workshops
Names sought for senior awards
Coming up ...
This week in athletics
SLWP showcases best practices
Student achievements
Professional activities

KSLU staff with Radio Station of the Year awardKSLU named Radio Station of the Year
90.9FM KSLU, Southeastern's public radio station, has been named medium market "Radio Station of the Year" by the Louisiana Association of Broadcasters.
      The award was presented to station personnel during LAB's annual Prestige Awards in Lafayette, March 23.
      The Radio Station of the Year award is presented to radio stations that best exemplify the very highest standards and practices of the LAB and of broadcasting.
      Pictured with the award are station personnel, from left, Engineer Steve Portier, Business Manager Mary Heleniak, Underwriting/Development Representative Liz Black, and Interim General Manager Todd Delaney.
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The crowd at Chefs Event 2006 Chefs patrons view auction items
Chefs Evening a success
More than 700 tickets were sold for Chefs Evening 2006, which featured more than 30 area restaurants, caterers and business establishments and turned the University Center into a festive "set" for The Phantom of the Opera.
From left, JoAnn Sandifer, Josie and Francis Mercante look over the many auction items on display at Chefs Evening 2006. The Development Foundation's annual "dinner party for a good cause" raises funds for Southeastern academics.
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Reception honors retirees
The campus community is invited to a reception for Southeastern's 2005-2006 retirees on Wednesday, March 29, at 2 p.m. in the Alumni Center Banquet Hall.
      Please join us as we honor the following retirees: Elaine Annina, Health Center; Angie Arnone, Controller's office; Jerilu Bankston, Human Resources; Joyce Bigner, Sims Memorial Library; Faye Carlton, Sims Memorial Library; Linda Gatlin, Teaching and Learning; Elizabeth Gray, Mathematics; Grace Hu, Computer Science; Larry Hymel, University Center; Georgia James, Physical Plant; Paul Marek, University Police; Annie Moschitta, Continuing Education; James Owens, Industrial Technology; Lee Paille, Physical Plant; William Parrill, Communication; Michael Primas, Physical Plant; David Schwab, Biological Sciences; John Searles, Industrial Technology; John Stephenson, Athletics; Thomas Terrell, Counseling Center; Dorothy Timberlake, Educational Leadership and Technology; Nancy Williamson, Controller's office; and Genevieve Wise, Food Services.
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Choreographer Jessica Jennings and dancersGuest choreographer Jessica Jennings gives direction to dancers at a rehearsal for her ensemble piece in the concert Delicious Collection.

Delicious Collection blends dance and film
Dancework's March 30 concert Delicious Collection: Dance and Film will blend four award-winning short films with choreography by special guest Jessica Jennings.
      The concert is scheduled for 7:30 p.m., Thursday, March 30, at the Columbia Theatre for the Performing Arts.
      Dance program director Martie Fellom, who had previously met Jennings in the young choreographer's native New York City, invited her to spend a three-week residency at Southeastern to create choreography for Delicious Collection..
      "Jessica has studied dance her whole life," Fellom said. "She has studied with a wealth of modern dance teachers, including the styles of Martha Graham and Jose Limon. She has wonderful ideas for choreography and I knew she would be a wonderful person to work with the young dancers in our program."
      Jennings said she was thrilled with the opportunity to visit Southeastern and create works specially for the dance students. "It's going to be a huge learning experience for me," she said.
      Fellom said Jennings' residence will be equally valuable for her students. "It's part of their education to be exposed to many different choreographers and styles," she said. "Working with a professional like Jessica shows them the dicipline and dedication professional dance requires. They have to be committed; they have to make all rehearsals, on time. Choreographing a work on site is an evolving process, like creating a sculpture. If someone misses, you don't have that body there to mold and shape the movements on."
      She added, "The audience should also love the opportunity to see a new style of choreography."
       Jennings' two pieces for Delicious Collection include a solo and an ensemble work in two sections which she said is "about the human need for connection and emotion" and is danced to music by the rock band Cold Play.
      Jennings trained and performed with Neubert Ballet Theater, Cumberland Ballet-Edinburgh Festival, the Martha Graham School Trainee Program, and ProDanza Italia-Etruscan Festival. She received her bachelor of fine arts degree cum laude from the University of the Arts in Philadelphia.
      In addition to studying with many famous choreographers, she danced in M. Nigh Shymalan's major motion picture The Village, and independent film-short The Yellow Wallpaper. She currently resides in New York City, where she teaches gyrokinesis and recently co-founded Elojes Dance Theater.
      Dancers in the concert are Lauren Landry, Daphne Lamendola, and Diamond Williams of Baton Rouge; April Robertson of Amite; Micah Richerand of Folsom; Jarrod Cashe and Thurman Fields of Hammond; Ashli Tallo of Ponchatoula; and Angelina McCloskey of Slidell.
      Jennings' choreography will be interspersed between four award-winning short films from around the world which were screened at the 2006 Dance for Camera Film Festival in New York City. The films are Horses Never Lie (Canada), Fly (New Zeland), Veien Ut (Soaring Wings) (Norway), and Nascent (Australia).
      Delicious Collection is free to the campus and community.

Horses Never Lie Nascent
Horses Never Lie Nascent
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April 3-7 is fall 2006 early registration period
April 3-7 is the early registration period for the fall 2006 semester.
      Students eligible to participate in the early class scheduling will receive notice of early registration dates and details through their official campus e-mail accounts.
      Students may access those accounts through the "WebMail" link on the university's homepage, They may also view class schedules, check registration appointments and find easy-to-follow instructions through the "LEONet" link on the bottom of the university home page,
      Students in good financial standing with the university may participate in early registration. They may check account balances online or contact the Controller's Office, Student Accounts Receivable, (985) 549-2068. Students are also reminded to make appointments with their department for academic advising.
      Students may register from any computer with Internet access. Computer labs available for early registration are located in Fayard Hall, rooms 122 and 129, and North Campus Main Building, room 160.
      Fall semester classes begin Monday, Aug. 21.
      For information on early registration, call (985) 549-2066, (985) 549-2062, or 1-800-222-7358.
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Jayetta Slawson and the cast of "Faith's Affair"English professor Jayetta Slawson (standing) works with the actors in Faith's Affair, her adaptation of Louise Shivers' acclaimed novel, Here to Get My Baby Out of Jail. From left, seated, are Southeastern student actors Lindsey Mayo of Hammond, and Garrett Hines and Rusty King, both of Mandeville.

Faith's Affair dramatizes award-winning novel; author to attend debut
Long fascinated by Louise Shivers' critically-acclaimed 1983 novel Here to Get My Baby Out of Jail, English professor Jayetta Slawson has adapted the work for the stage as a finale for the university's celebration of Women's History Month.
      Titled Faith's Affair, Slawson's dramatization will be presented at 7 p.m. Tuesday, March 28, in Vonnie Borden Theatre. The performance is free.
      Slawson said Shivers, writer-in-residence at Augusta State University in Augusta, Ga., will be the guest of honor at the debut of Faith's Affair and will sign books in the D Vickers Hall lobby during a post-performance reception celebrating Women's History Month.
      A story of loneliness on a North Carolina tobacco farm, Here to Get My Baby Out of Jail was named best first novel of the year by USA Today. In 1986, it was adapted for a feature film entitled Summer Heat, and in 2003 John F. Blair Publishers released a 20th anniversary edition of the novel. Her second novel, A Whistling Woman, published in 1993, earned Shivers a Georgia Author of the Year Award presented by the Georgia Council of Authors and Journalists.
      Slawson describes Faith's Affair as "staged storytelling." Three actors - Lindsey Mayo, Garrett Hines and Rusty King, all of Mandeville -- will act out the parts, bringing Shivers' novel alive for the audience.
      She said the subject matter gives the play a PG-13 rating and that it will not be suitable for young children.
      Set in 1937, Here to Get My Baby Out of Jail is told through the voice of the wife of a struggling tobacco farmer. When wanderer Jack Ruffin is sent out to the farm to help her husband, Faith's life is forever changed.
      "Faith's Affair," Slawson said, "embodies elements of storytelling, acting, music, and both direct and indirect modes of performance. It is not a 'polished' play. It is not the typical Broadway fare. It is storytelling drama. It is a Southern novel, with Southern characters, written by a Southern writer, and adapted as a performance script by a Southern native."
      Slawson said the protagonist of Here to Get My Baby Out of Jail, Roxanna (Faith) Walston, has been "haunting" her since she discovered the character in a Baltimore bookstore in 1987.
      "The recent publication of the 20th anniversary of the book, and its selection by Southern Scribe as a Literary Classic suggests that I'm not the only one who likes the story," she said. "Erskine Caldwell once called the book an 'informal history of human destiny.'"
      Slawson said that Faith's Affair is about "embracing and celebrating Southern literature and culture through the medium of performance."
      "I take the position," she explained, "that it is necessary to produce stories which speak directly to a region. By speaking intimately about, to, and for the communities it reaches, theater can appeal to and attract audiences who seek not only a refuge, but an understanding of who we are as people and as members of cultural communities."
      Mayo, who plays Faith, appeared in the Southeastern Theatre production of Steel Magnolias. She was recommended for Faith's Affair by theater faculty member Selisa Hue, who is supervising the production along with Southeastern Theatre Director Steve Schepker. A psychology major minoring in theater, Mayo said she is enjoying the challenges of staged storytelling as opposed to traditional theater.
      "I try to keep up a lot of emotion since it has less action that a regular play," she said. "I love this story. The character of Faith is so complex and such fun to do."
      Her fellow actors Hines and King are both English majors. Hines has performed a one-act monodrama, Ghosts, and a scene from his play, 72 Rebecca Lane, will be presented at the National Popular Culture/American Culture joint conference in Atlanta in April. Faith's Affair marks King's acting debut.
      Shivers' appearance is co-sponsored by Southeastern's Center for Faculty Excellence. For additional information about Women's History Month, visit the link at or contact Carole McAllister of the Southeastern Women's Coalition, (985) 549-2100.
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David C. LindbergMatheny Lecture highlights coloquium on 'Medieval Origins of Modern Science'
The medieval origins of modern science will be the focus of the College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences' spring colloquium, April 5-6.
      David C. Lindberg, Hilldale Professor Emeritus of the history of science at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, will be the colloquium's special guest. He will present the university's annual Matheny Lecture on Science and Religion, "The Medieval Church Encounters the Classical Tradition: St. Augustine and Roger Bacon," Thursday, April 6, at 3 p.m. in the Student Union Theatre.
      All colloquium lectures are free and open to the campus and community.
      On Wednesday, April 5, at 3 p.m. in the Student Union Theatre Lindberg will speak on "The Medieval Myth of the Flat Earth" as part of a panel discussion on "Myths and Reason in the Middle Ages." He will be joined by Southeastern history professors Jeff Bell and Andrew Traver. Bell will discuss the theology and philosophy of Peter Abelard, while Traver will speak on medieval cartography.
      Also on April 5, Lindberg will discuss the famous Galileo affair in a talk entitled "The Florentine Heretic? Galileo, the Church, and the Cosmos" at 7:30 p.m. at St. Albert's Student Center.
      Lindberg is a fellow of the Medieval Academy of America, the Académie internationale d'histoire des sciences, and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. He has been a visiting member of the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton, the Bellagio Study Center of the Rockefeller Foundation, and a Guggenheim Fellow at St. Edmund Hall, Oxford. In 1994-95, he served as president of the History of Science Society and, in 1999 received the Sarton Medal of the History of Science Society for lifetime scholarly achievement.
      He has served on many editorial boards and is general editor of the forthcoming eight-volume Cambridge History of Science. Lindberg is the author of The Beginnings of Western Science, and Roger Bacon's Philosophy of Nature. He is the editor of God and Nature: Historical Essays on the Encounter Between Christianity and Science and When Science and Christianity Meet.
      The colloquium lectures are sponsored by the College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences, St. Albert's Student Center, the Presbyterian Campus ministry board, the Metanexus Institute of Religion and the Southeastern departments of Biology, Chemistry and Physics, Communication, History and Political Science, Psychology, Sociology and Criminal Justice.
      For more information, contact Matt Rossano at or (985) 549-5537.
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SBDC seminars focus on tax law changes and hurricane relief
      The Small Business Development Center will host a special seminar, "Tax Law Changes and Special Hurricane Provisions," in four parishes during April.
      The seminar will cover tax law legislation with special focus on the Katrina Emergency Tax Relief Act and the Gulf Opportunity Zone Act of 2005, said SBDC Assistant Director Sandy Summers.
      The seminars will be held on Wednesdays from 10 a.m.-noon at the university's Southeast Louisiana Business Center, 1514 Martens Drive, Hammond, April 5; the Louisiana DOTD Federal Credit Union, 1620 South Range Ave., Denham Springs, April 12; the St. Tammany Center, 214 Koop Drive, north of Mandeville, April 19; and the Louisiana Technical College Sullivan Campus, 1710 Sullivan Drive, Bogalusa, April 26.
      The cost to attend these events is $5 per person, free for area chambers of commerce members.
      Co-sponsors are the Hammond Chamber of Commerce, Dixie Development Center, St. Tammany West Chamber of Commerce, and the Bogalusa Chamber of Commerce.
      For more information or to register, contact Sandy Summers at the Small Business Development Center, 985-549-3831 or
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Head Start applications being accepted
Southeastern Head Start and Early Head Start are now accepting applications for the 2006-2007 school year.
      Southeastern students, staff and faculty and area residents who meet federal income guidelines can apply to enroll their three- and four-year-olds in the Head Start program, which offers educational and social services for low-income pre-schoolers and their families. Early Head Start serves children ages six weeks to three years old.
      Located since 1999 in a complex at 125 W. Tornado Drive, the preschool has room for 120 three- to five-year-olds, and 24 infants and toddlers, said Director Tammy Earles.
      While all applicants must meet income requirements, priority is given to the children of Southeastern students and staff. In addition, children with disabilities or special needs also receive priority, and may be considered even if the family's income exceeds guidelines.
      Income guidelines are outlined by the federal Department of Health and Human Services, and are based on family size and gross annual income.
      For an application appointment, call Southeastern Head Start at (985) 549-5948.
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Family kickball tournament April 1
The Pennington Student Activity Center will host a Family Fitness Kickball Tournament Saturday, April 1, at 1 p.m. The tournament is part of the regular Saturday "Family Day" program, where current members can bring their immediate family members to exercise together from 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Young children can participate as long as they are able to walk proficiently.
       Every Saturday families can workout on the treadmills, ellipticals and bikes in the cardio theater, play basketball, racquetball, or walk/run on the elevated track. To sign up for the 1pm kickball tournament, call Amy Oberschmidt at (985) 549-5738 or e-mail
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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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New IRB forms available
Attention all researchers, new IRB forms are available for download from the IRB website, All the forms, the Exempt, 101H, and 101A have been revised. Please discard any old IRB forms and use the new ones.
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News from the Center for Faculty Excellence
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. If you have questions regarding this, please contact the center at ext. 5791 or email us at
      Wednesday, Mar. 29, 10-11:30 p.m., "Invasion of the Clickers," presented by Frank Campo, instructor of Biological Sciences. No, it's not a SciFi movie, but a student response system currently being used by Campo in teaching freshman biology lectures. It is often difficult to know whether we are really reaching each student in large classes. Response card devices ("clickers") coupled with PowerPoint presentations allow instructors to project questions and obtain instant responses from every student. Come hear what the students are saying about this innovative technology and have a little fun by participating in this demonstration. Each person will have a clicker to answer Campo's questions.
      Noon-1 p.m., Twelve Oaks-Lyceum Lights. In honor of Women's History Month, the center will showcase poet and English faculty member Alison Pelegrin.
      Deadlines to Remember:
      Faculty Development Grant Program -- Proposals are now being solicited for scholarly projects requiring financial support during the 2006-07 academic year. The guidelines can be accessed through this link. The application forms can be accessed through this link. Deadline is 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 is soliciting proposals to develop innovative courses or to integrate innovative teaching and/or assessment elements into existing courses. Deadline is Monday, April 10. Original proposal and four copies must be delivered to the Center for Faculty Excellence, Tinsley Annex, room 6 by 4:30 p.m. Click here for more information and the application form or visit our office in Tinsley Annex, Room 6.
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Sponsored Research spring workshops
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
      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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Nominees for Alumni Senior Awards Sought
Each year at the annual Division of Student Affairs Convocation, four outstanding graduating seniors are especially recognized. Nominees must have a 3.5 or higher overall grade point average; be an undergraduate receiving his or her degree at this spring commencement; and have participated actively in at least two extracurricular activities/organizations.
      Award winners receive a monetary stipend and other awards that are presented at the Division of Student Affairs Awards Convocation.
      Anyone who would like to nominate a student should send the student's name to the chairman of the Senior Awards Committee, Jackie Dale Thomas, Faculty Box 10414 or drop it off in Student Union, room 110.
      The deadline for submitting names is Monday, April 3. For more information, feel free to contact Ms. Thomas at 549-2233 or if you have any questions.
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Coming up …
Through April 9
      Southeastern Lab School Annual Youth Art Month Exhibition, Sims Memorial Library, first floor. Free. (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. Free. (985) 549-2193.
      March 27-30
      Southeastern Business Week, sponsored by College of Business. Schedule available in Garrett Hall, room 3. Free. (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. Free. (985) 549-2100.
      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. Free. (985) 549-2100.
      Women's History Month, "Faith's Affair," directed by Jayetta Slawson, 7 p.m., Vonnie Borden Theatre. Free. (985) 549-2100.
      Wednesday, March 29
      Guest lecture: Holocaust Survivor and author of Because of Romek David Faber, 10 a.m., Student Union Theater.
      Student Government Association Blood Drive, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Student Union ballroom. (985) 549-2296.
      Women's History Month: Center for Faculty Excellence's "Lyceum Lights," featuring Southeastern poet Allison Pelegrin, noon, Twelve Oaks. Reservations: (985) 549-5791.
      Women's History Month: Sen. Julie Quinn, noon, Sims Memorial Library, third floor. Free. (985) 549-2100.
      Thursday, March 30
      Guest Lecture: Rita Portales, "Teaching in Poverty Area Schools: Realities in Education," 9:30 a.m., Cate Teacher Education Center Kiva. Free. (985) 549-2152.
      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.
      Guest Lecture: Marco Portales, "What Is the Impact of Latinos and Latinas These Days?", 12:30 p.m. D Vickers Hall, room 209. Free. (985) 549-2152.
      Guest Lecture: Rita and Marco Portales, "Quality Education for Latinos and Latinas," 5 p.m., Sims Memorial Library, third floor. Reception and book signing follows lecture. (985) 549-2152.
      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.
      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.
      Sunday, April 1
      Family Fitness Kickball Tournament, 1 p.m., Pennington Student Activity Center. Register: (985) 549-5738.
Reception for retiring Head Athletic Trainer Robert "Doc" Goodwin, 6-7:30 p.m., Contemporary Art Gallery, East Stadium. (Reception immediately follows 4 p.m. Lions Spring Football Game in Strawberry Stadium.) (985) 549-2142.
      Monday, April 3
      Encore!: Faculty Brass and Brass Quintet, 7:30 p.m., Pottle Music Building Auditorium. Free. (985) 549-2184.
      April 3-7
      Early Registration for fall 2006 semester. (985) 549-2066, (985) 549-2062, or 1-800-222-7358.
      Tuesday, April 4
      Southeastern Guitar Festival: Trio Sonacion, An Evening of Guitar and Song, 7:30 p.m., Pottle Music Building Auditorium. Free. (985) 549-2184.
      Christwood Arts and Lectures Series: Dr. Judith Fai-Podlipnik "Stalin's Sweethearts Take up Arms: Soviet women during World War II," 4 p.m., Christwood Retirement Community, 100 Christwood Blvd., Covington. Free.
      Wednesday, April 5
      College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences Colloquium: Panel Discussion featuring David C. Lindberg, "The Medieval Myth of the Flat Earth"; Jeff Bell, "Theology and Philosophy of Peter Abelard"; Andrew Traver, "Medieval Catography"; 3 p.m., Student Union Theatre. Free. (985) 549-5537.
      Golden Silence (memorial ceremony honoring deceased members of Southeastern family), 6 p.m., in the Student Union Park. To submit names, (985) 549-2150 or 1-800-SLU-ALUM.
      African American Achievement Awards, 7 p.m., Student Union ballroom. (985) 549-3850.
      College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences Colloquium: David C. Lindberg, "The Florentine Heretic? Galileo, the Church, and the Cosmos," 7:30 p.m., St. Albert's Student Center. Free. (985) 549-5537.
      Thursday, April 6
      Matheny Lecture on Science and Religion: David C. Lindberg, "The Medieval Church Encounters the Classical Tradition: St. Augustine and Roger Bacon," 3 p.m., Student Union Theatre. Free. (985) 549-5537.
      Encore!: Southeastern Wind Symphony directed by Glen Hemberger, 7:30 p.m., Columbia Theatre for the Performing Arts, 220 E. Thomas St. (985) 549-2184.
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Robert "Doc" GoodwinLeft, Robert "Doc" Goodwin will be honored at the Arpil 5 Spring Game.

This week in athletics
The Southeastern football team will wrap up spring practice with the 2006 Spring Game on Saturday at 4 p.m. at Strawberry Stadium.
      The intrasquad contest will end Southeastern's second spring under head coach Dennis Roland. At halftime of the contest, a ceremony will be held to honor longtime athletic trainer Robert "Doc" Goodwin, who announced his retirement after 31 years effective April 5. A reception honoring Goodwin at the Contemporary Arts Gallery (behind East Stadium) will immediately follow the conclusion of the spring game.
      Goodwin will also be honored at a coffee and muffins reception on Friday at P.J.'s Coffee House on Thomas St. in downtown Hammond. Doc will be on hand to meet and mingle with friends from 7-10 a.m.
      The Southeastern baseball team (11-11, 2-4 SLC) will be back in action this week for four games. On Tuesday, the Lions will host in-state rival Louisiana-Lafayette at 6:30 p.m. at Pat Kenelly Diamond at Alumni Field.
      Southeastern will return to the road for a three-game series at Southland Conference foe Sam Houston State. On Friday, the series opens at 7 p.m. and continues on Saturday at 3 p.m. The series finale is scheduled for Sunday at 1 p.m.       All Southeastern 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 (8-17, 4-8 SLC) will return to the field this week for five games. On Wednesday, the Lady Lions head to Jackson, Miss. for a 1 p.m. doubleheader at non-conference foe Jackson State. On Saturday, Southeastern opens up a three-game Southland Conference series at Nicholls State with a 3 p.m. doubleheader. First pitch for Sunday's finale is scheduled for 1 p.m.
      The Southeastern men's golf team will host the Third Annual Carter Plantation Intercollegiate on Monday at Carter Plantation in Springfield, La. The tournament will tee off at 8 a.m. Monday morning with a 36-hole shotgun start. Tuesday's final 18 holes will begin with scheduled tee times at 7:30 a.m.
      Joining host team Southeastern Louisiana will be Jacksonville State, Louisiana-Lafayette, Louisville, Memphis, Mississippi State, South Alabama, South Florida, Southern Miss, Texas-San Antonio and Tulane.
      The Southeastern men's tennis team (11-1, 5-0 SLC) will participate in its biggest match of the season this week. On Tuesday, the No. 65 Lions will face SLC foe Texas-Arlington at 2 p.m. in Arlington, Texas. A Southeastern victory in the match will ensure the Lions' first-ever Southland Conference regular season championship. On Wednesday, Southeastern will face in-state foe Centenary at 2 p.m. in Shreveport. Florida A&M will meet the Lions on Sunday, with the two teams scheduled to meet at the Cross Gates Country Club in Slidell.
      The nationally-ranked women's tennis team (12-3, 6-0 SLC) will host three matches this week. On Thursday, the No. 58 Lady Lions will host Louisiana Tech. SLC foes Louisiana-Monroe and Northwestern State will be in town on Saturday and Sunday, respectively. First serve for both weekend matches is scheduled for 10 a.m. at the Southeastern Tennis Complex.
      The Southeastern men's and women's track and field team will return to action on Saturday. The Lions and Lady Lions will participate in the Mississippi State Relays in Starkville, Miss.
      Monday, March 27
      Golf, at Carter Plantation Intercollegiate, Springfield, 8 a.m.
      Tuesday, March 28
      Golf, at Carter Plantation Intercollegiate, Springfield, 7:30 a.m.
      Baseball, vs. Louisiana-Lafayette, Pat Kenelly Diamond at Alumni Field, 6:30 p.m. (KSLU 90.9 FM)
      Men's Tennis, at Texas-Arlington, Arlington, Texas, 2 p.m.
      Wednesday, March 29
      Softball, at Jackson State (DH), Jackson, Miss., 1 p.m.
      Men's Tennis, at Centenary, Shreveport, 2 p.m.
      Thursday, March 30
      Women's Tennis, vs. Louisiana Tech, TBA, TBA
      Friday, March 31
      Baseball, at Sam Houston State, Huntsville, Texas, 7 p.m. (KSLU 90.9 FM)
      Saturday, April 1
      Football, Spring Game, Strawberry Stadium, 4 p.m.
      Baseball, at Sam Houston State, Huntsville, Texas, 3 p.m. (KSLU 90.9 FM)
      Softball, at Nicholls State (DH), Thibodaux, 3 p.m.
      Women's Tennis, vs. Louisiana-Monroe, Southeastern Tennis Complex, 10 a.m.
      Track and Field, at Mississippi State Relays, Starkville, Miss., All Day
      Sunday, April 2
      Baseball, at Sam Houston State, Huntsville, Texas, 1 p.m. (KSLU 90.9 FM)
      Softball, at Nicholls State, Thibodaux, 1 p.m.
      Women's Tennis, vs. Northwestern State, Southeastern Tennis Complex, 10 a.m.
      Men's Tennis, vs. Florida A&M, Slidell, 11 a.m.
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Tracy Amond Tasha Whitton
SLWP Co-Director Tracy Amond speaking to audience. Dr.Tasha Whitton, beside her poster presentation on "Research Writing."

SLWP showcases "best practices"
The Southeastern Louisiana Writing Project presented a "Showcase of Best Practices in Teaching Writing" on campus Saturday, March 18. Area educators, student teachers, and education students attended poster presentations and workshops on teaching writing presented by Writing Project teacher consultants. The following SLWP Teacher Consultants from the Department of English were among the 22 presenters: Dr. Beth Calloway, "Reflecting, Researching, and Re-Learning: The Students Write"; Sara Ross, "Film Analysis"; Joan Anderson, "Crisis Writing"; Leigh Camacho, "Demystifying Poetry"; Dr. Richard Louth, "Building Community in the Writing Classoom"; Dr. Christine Mitchell, "How to Write an Essay on literature"; Dr. Tasha Whitton, "Technology and Writing," and "Research Writing"; Dr. Ruth Caillouet, "High School Horrors: Stephen King and Models for Writing." In addition, Dr.Christine Mitchell, Dr. Ruth Caillouet, Dr. George Dorrill, Joan Anderson, Dr. Beth Calloway, and Dr. Richard Louth presented a panel for high school teachers entitled "Preparing Students for College Writing."
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Student achievements
Melanie B. Norwood, graduate student in Applied Sociology program (Sociology and Criminal Justice), presented a paper entitled "Working to Their Own Detriment: The Underclass and the American Dream" at the annual meeting of the Southern Sociological Society held in New Orleans, March 22-25.
      Dominique Brown, graduate student in Applied Sociology program (Sociology and Criminal Justice), presented a paper entitled "Hip Hop on the Bayou: High School Academicians' Attitudes Toward Adolescent African American Males" at the annual meeting of the Southern Sociological Society held in New Orleans, March 22-25, 2006.

Professional activities
Dr. William F. Font
(Biological Sciences) was a coauthor of a paper entitled, "Molecular characterization of a Mycobacterium species in non-native poeciliids in Hawaii using DNA sequences" which was published in the latest issue of the Journal of Fish Diseases. The research was conducted with colleagues from Oregon State University. Because this bacterium produces a disease that may threaten native Hawaiian stream fishes, the study was funded by the State of Hawaii, Division of Aquatic Resources as part of a comprehensive conservation program to protect the native aquatic fauna of the archipelago.
      Dr. Barbara Forrest (History and Political Science) attended the annual board of directors' meeting of the National Center for Science Education in Oakland, Calif., on March 18. Dr. Forrest also was the invited speaker for the 2006 meeting of the Georgia Academy of Science. On Friday, March 24, she gave a talk for academy members entitled "What Is Intelligent Design? Why Should We Care?" at the Fernbank Science Center in Atlanta. A book-signing followed the presentation. On Saturday, March 25, she gave the luncheon keynote address, "Slam Dunk for Science and the Constitution: Kitzmiller et al. v. Dover Area School District," at Georgia Perimter College in Lawrenceville, Ga.
      Dr. Tony Armenta's (Educational Leadership & Technology) article "The IEP: What it Demands and Pitfalls to Avoid" has been published by Principal Leadership (National Association of Secondary School Principals). It was co-authored by Gerlinde Beckers and will appear in May 2006 issue.
      Dr. Linda Synovitz (Kinesiology and Health Studies) presented a research poster titled "Relationship of Health Locus of Control and Spirituality to College Students' Complementary and Alternative Medicine Use" at the national convention of the Art and Science of Heatlh Promotion in Las Vegas on Tuesday, March 28 and Wednesday, March 29. Her co-authors were Dr. Wynn Gillan and Dr. Ralph Wood (Kinesiology and Health Studies).
      The Family and Consumer Sciences (FCS) Advisory Council met on Friday, March 17, in White Hall. The council includes Southeastern FCS alumni and other professionals in the field of FCS. Council members in attendance included Louvenia Askew, Cecil Albarado, Ashley Bracken, Cari Coppock, Denise La Tour, and Kim Robinson. Family and Consumer Sciences faculty members attending included Jackie Didier, council chair; Heather Compton, Debbie Johnson, Gail McMillon, Susan Quinn, Peggy Rolling and Nonita Valverde. The council members were welcomed by Dean Diane Allen (College of Education and Human Development) and Interim Department Head Dr. Mary Ballard (Counseling and Human Development). The agenda included input from the council members regarding program planning and goal setting in keeping with AAFCS accreditation criteria.
      Dr. Jack Bedell (English) was awarded another $10,000 grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities for the spring 2006 semester to support the journal he edits, Louisiana Literature, as well as the publishing endeavors of Louisiana Literature Press.
      Dr. Joan Faust (English) presented a paper at the South-Central Renaissance Conference, held March 9-11 in Houston. Entitled "Upon Appleton House: To, From, and With My Lord Fairfax," the paper explored means employed by poet Andrew Marvell to ingratiate himself with his important patron. Faust also served as local chair for the Twenty-First Annual John Donne Conference in February and introduced the plenary speaker.
      Commentary by Dr. Richard David Ramsey (General Business) has been published by the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA) in review of the NASBA proposal on the 150-semester-hour requirement for the CPA Exam as the requirement relates to business communication education. Ramsey's commentary appears at this link.
      Dr. David C. Wyld (Management) had his article titled "Nicaragua: The 'New India' for Call Center Operations?" published in the January 2006 issue of MultiLingual Computing & Technology. Dr. Wyld's article titled "Biometrics at the Disney Gates" was published in the March 2, 2006, edition of SecureIDNews. The article is available online.
      Dr. Beatrice Baldwin (Academic Affairs) was invited to speak at the Women Amplified Forum at Baton Rouge Community College on Thursday, March 23. Chaired by Chancellor Myrtle Dorsey, the panel discussed "Celebrating Women: Addressing Educational Challenges in Louisiana." Other panel members were Dr. Charlotte Placide, superintendent, East Baton Rouge Parish Schools; Dr. Katrice Albert, vice chancellor for equity and diversity, LSU; and Dr. Berryl Thompson, professor, Southern University Law School.
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