Club sponsors holiday sale
Just in time for the gift giving season, the Ceramics Club will
hold its annual holiday sale on Nov. 28 and 29, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., in
the War Memorial Student Union mall. The club will offer a variety
of ceramics, from thrown pottery to unique hand-built sculpture to
dishware and planters, said Ceramics Club vice president Sara Cochran
(shown at the potters wheel during Southeastern Homecoming activities).
New stock will be placed on display throughout the sale. The sale
is a fundraiser for the Ceramics Club, which was organized last year
to help Southeastern students sell and promote their work. For additional
information, contact the Department of Visual Arts, 985-549-2193.
Southeastern Sociological Association holds
The Southeastern Sociological Association is raffling a green
and gold afghan, created by Norma St. Romain, administrative assistant
in the Sociology and Criminal Justice Department, with proceeds going
toward the educational needs of the Garifuna people of Honduras.
Tickets are $2 each or six for $10 and
will be available through Nov. 27. Second prize is a stuffed "Leo."
Tickets are available in the SCJ office,
Fayard Hall, room 336, 2110, You may also contact Shannon Rushing
She will be happy to bring tickets to you.
'Interest meeting' scheduled Nov. 30 for
2007 Miss Southeastern pageant
Students interested in competing in the 2007 Miss Southeastern Pageant
are invited to attend an informational meeting on Nov. 30.
The meeting is scheduled for 4 p.m.
in the Student Union Theatre, said Jason Leader, coordinator of the
Campus Activities Board, the pageant's sponsor. Potential contestants
will have the opportunity to ask questions related to the pageant's
format and requirements.
The 2007 Miss Southeastern pageant will
take place Feb. 7 at Southeastern's Columbia Theatre for the Performing
Arts in downtown Hammond.
Contestants must be full-time Southeastern
students with a minimum 2.4 cumulative grade point average, Leader
said. Contestants compete in five competition phases, including individual
interview, swimsuit, evening gown, talent and on-stage question.
"In addition to the prestigious
title of Miss Southeastern, other benefits include tuition for the
three semesters of their service and the chance to compete for the
title of Miss Louisiana at the pageant held in Monroe each June,"
Leader said. "Runners-up to Miss Southeastern receive one semester
"Miss Southeastern has been a university
tradition since 1949," Leader said. "In 1962, CAB became
its sponsor and the Miss Southeastern Pageant became a Miss America
The current title holder, Blair Abene
of Hammond, was first-runner up in the 2006 Miss Louisiana pageant.
For additional information about the
interest meeting or pageant, contact Campus Activities Board at 985-549-3805
NSCS chapter hosts AIDS
Awareness Week, Nov. 27-30
Southeastern's chapter of the National Society of Collegiate
Scholars (NSCS) along with the University Health Center will host
AIDS Awareness Week, Nov. 27-30.
The aim of the week is to raise consciousness
about HIV/AIDS issues including the need for support and understanding
of people living with HIV/AIDS, and the need for the development
of education and prevention initiatives, said Craig Thomas, president,
National Society of Collegiate Scholars.
"Louisiana has one of the highest
rates of STD and AIDS infections in the country," said Thomas.
"From this week of events we hope to make more college students
aware of the serious impact that AIDS is having on our society and
promote/encourage more responsible sexual behavior," he said.
On Nov. 30 at 11 a.m. in the Student
Union Theater, A.J. Johnson, CEO and founder of Baton Rouge AIDS
Society, will speak on "Preventing the Spread and Finding out
Who it Affects; AIDS, What More Can I Do?" "He will address
the seriousness of the epidemic in our society and how quickly it
is spreading in the region," said Thomas.
Each day during AIDS Awareness Week,
NSCS members will wear their organizational and event t-shirts,
post display signs, pin red ribbons on students and tie red ribbons
around campus trees. Participants are asked to show support by wearing
red ribbons throughout the week.
The NSCS, an honors organization that
recognizes outstanding academic achievement, has been on Southeastern's
campus for two years. The membership presently stands at 449, making
it the largest student organization at Southeastern. Membership
to NSCS is based on invitation, exclusively to college freshman
and sophomores in the top 20 percentile and attaining a minimum
3.4 GPA. Nationally, the NSCS has over 218 chapters and over half
million lifetime members.
For more information regarding World
Aids Week activities, please contact Thomas at 985-320-0917.
Santa Bear collection continues
Many gifts for the annual Santa Bear toy collection were received
at the Southeastern Celebration of the Lights last week, but the
drive continues for those that are interested in bringing in a gift
for an underprivileged child.
Gifts for children from birth to 12
years of age are still being accepted in the Office of Leadership
Development and Student Activities, Student Union Room 110. Leadership
Development/Student Activities, Campus Activities Board,
Gamma Beta Phi and Recreational Sports
and Wellness continue to collect toys to go to the parish drive.
The deadline to be a part of the Southeastern
drive is Friday, Dec. 1. Contact Jackie Dale Thomas at 549-2233
or firstname.lastname@example.org, if
you have any questions.
Southeastern community invited to Amite
Arts Council holiday program Dec. 1
The Amite Arts Council, a non-profit community arts organization
that annually partners with Fanfare, invites members of the Southeastern
community to its annual holiday concert, featuring the acclaimed
Christmas Trio, on Dec. 1.
The special concert is scheduled for
7 p.m. at the Amite High Performing Arts Theatre, 403 South Laurel
Street. Tickets, $5, are available at the door.
The Christmas Trio consists of renowned
New Orleans musicians Theresa Andersson, David Doucet and John Fohl.
The trio was formed several years for a special performance at the
St. Louis Cathedral during the French Quarter Christmas Festival.
The project led to a CD entitled "Peace Stories," which
features traditional, original and folk Christmas songs.
Originally from a farming community
in Sweden, Andersson is known for her both her wonderful voice and
her Hendrix-like flare on her violin. "OffBeat magazine
has named her "Best New Orleans Violinist" for the past
decade, while "Gambit Weekly" honored her as "Best
Female Performer" at the annual Big Easy Awards.
Doucent is best known as the guitarist
for the famous Cajun band BeauSoleil. With BeauSoleil he has toured
the world and earned eight Grammy nominations. His vibrant voice
explores the almost-forgotten realm of the Cajun balladeer.
Fohl moved from Montana to New Orleans
in 1996 and immediately began impressing audiences with his musical
versatility. He is one of the busiest players in the New Orleans
music scene. He tours with Dr. John and this year was the headliner
at the Waiheke Island Jazz Festival in New Zealand.
For more information about the concert,
This week in athletics
The Southeastern Louisiana University men's and women's basketball
teams each return to the hardwood Saturday after the Thanksgiving
holiday to highlight the week in athletics.
The Lady Lions (1-3), who dropped
single-digit decisions at SEC members Mississippi State and Alabama
last weekend, return to the University Center on Saturday hosting
Stetson University in a 3 p.m. contest. The meeting with the Hatters,
who will conclude their season-opening five-game road trip, will
be the first meeting between the former rivals in the Trans America
Athletic Conference since the 1996-97 season.
On the men's side, after equaling
its best four-game start in 40 years, Southeastern will put its
unbeaten record on the line when it visits Sun Belt Conference member
Troy in a 7:30 p.m. contest at Trojan Arena.
The Lions opened their home schedule
on Saturday with a 73-50 victory over NAIA William Carey University
behind a career-high 26 points from Daryl Cohen. The win gave Southeastern
its first 4-0 start since the 1966-67 season that began with an
89-88 win at LSU on Dec. 1, 1966.
Both games can be heard in the Hammond
area on KSLU-FM (90.9) and on the Internet at www.LionSports.net
Women's Basketball vs. Stetson,
3 p.m. (University Center); KSLU-FM (90.9)
Men's Basketball at Troy, 7:30 p.m.
(Troy, Ala.); KSLU-FM (90.9)
Melanie Breaux Norwood, a graduate student in the Department
of Sociology and Criminal Justice, presented a paper at the Mid-South
Sociological Association Conference held on Oct. 25-28 in Lafayette.
The paper was titled "Working to Their Own Detriment: The Underclass
and the American Dream."
David W. Shwalb (Psychology) and student
Mindi D. Batsonhas co-authored a paper titled "Forgiveness
and Religious Faith in Roman Catholic Married Couples," published
in the journal, Pastoral Psychology. The research was conducted
at the Holy Ghost (Hammond), Our Lady of Pompeii (Tickfaw), and
St. Joseph (Ponchatoula) Churches. The article was based on an Honors
in the Discipline undergraduate thesis project in the Psychology
Department, sponsored by a McNair Research Scholars Program award
to Ms. Batson.
elected president of Baton Rouge Transportation Club
Michael Jones, associate professor of marketing, has been elected
the 2007 president of the Transportation and Traffic Club of Baton
Jones is director of Southeastern's
College of Business Supply Management Transportation Initiative, which
was established in 2003 to introduce this subject matter to the curriculum
in the College of Business. In its marketing curriculum, Southeastern
offers a Concentration in Supply Management/Logistics, a three-course
sequence. The initiative has an advisory board made up of 20 industry
leaders from the Baton Rouge-New Orleans-North Shore area, which provides
guidance to the program.
Transportation and logistics represent
a significant part of the Louisiana economy, Jones said, and the Baton
Rouge-based organization draws its membership from throughout central
and south Louisiana. Members include professionals from all modes
of transportation, traffic managers for manufacturers, and representatives
of industry support agencies such as logistics services providers.
Founded in 1949, the Baton Rouge chapter
has approximately 80 members and is affiliated with Transportation
Clubs International, which has a mission of promoting professionalism
and education in the logistics profession. Over the last several years,
the club has provided $8,000 in scholarships for Southeastern students
in the supply management/logistics concentration.
Jones joined the Southeastern faculty
in 2002, having served on the faculty of the University of Southern
Mississippi and Auburn University, Montgomery, where he directed Alabama
Voice, a survey research center in the business school. A former president
of the Auburn-Montgomery Faculty Senate, he also served as president
of the local chapter of the American Advertising Federation. He holds
undergraduate and master's degrees from Louisiana State University
and a doctorate from the University of Missouri.
stories published in chapbook
Two short stories by English professor Norman German have been
collected in Controlled Burn, a chapbook published by Southern
The book contains "Controlled Burn,"
previously published in Sports Fishing magazine, and "Dead
Dog Lying," which has appeared in The Virginia Quarterly Review.
One of the nation's top literary journals,
the review called the story "irresistible - hilariously ironic,
abounding with issues to engage the reader and force reflection, perfectly
crafted, and defiantly tasteless."
German recently read from his works
at the 2006 Walker Percy Symposium in Covington, along with fellow
authors in the Southeastern English Department Tim Gautreaux, Jack
Bedell, Bev Marshall, and Alison Pelegrin.
German, a member of the Southeastern
faculty since 1988, is fiction editor of Southeastern's Louisiana
Literature literary journal. A Lake Charles native, he has published
fiction in venues such as Shenandoah, Salt Water Sportsman,
and the LSU Press anthology Wide Awake in the Pelican State,
which collected the works of "21 of the finest modern writers
who claim Louisiana as home."
Another story, "Suburban High Tide,"
has been included in Thunder Rain Publishing's anthology In The
Eye. Profits from the publication will go to Habitat for Humanity
to benefit those affected by Hurricane Katrina.
German's historical novel No Other
World was awarded first prize in the 1991 Deep South Writers Contest.
At Southeastern, he was the recipient of the 1993 President's Award
for Excellence in Artistic Activity.
German received his bachelor's degree
from McNeese State; master's degree from the University of Texas at
Austin; and doctoral degree from the University of Louisiana at Lafayette.
Dr. Zach Teitler (Mathematics) presented an invited talk titled
"On the intersection of the curves through a set of points in
P^2" at the University of Nebraska at Lincoln on Oct. 27. The
paper will appear in the Journal of Pure and Applied Algebra.
Drs. Alan Cannon, Lucy Kabza,
John Lewallen, and Kent Neuerburg (Mathematics) attended
the Southern Regional Algebra Conference held at Auburn University
Oct. 27-29. This annual research conference was hosted by Southeastern
in 2004. It attracts algebraists from throughout the Southeast from
Texas to Florida, specializing in the theory of groups, rings, and
Nov. 2, Dr. Barbara Forrest (History and Political Science)
was the featured speaker in the "Alabama Lectures on Life's Evolution"
public lecture series at the University of Alabama-Tuscaloosa. Her
lecture title was "The Wedge Strategy: The Political Relevance
of Intelligent Design Creationism." Dr. Forrest also gave a public
lecture on Nov. 15 at the Southeastern Alumni Center. The title of
the talk was "Understanding the Intelligent Design Creationist
Movement," sponsored by the Southeastern chapter of the American
Association of University Professors. Dr. Forrest is author of the
influential book "Creationism's Trojan Horse: The Wedge of Intelligent
Design." AAUP President Louise Bostic (Computer Science &
Industrial Technology), and Al Dranguet (History and Political Science),
shown at left with Dr. Forrest, organized the special lecture.
A paper co-authored by Dr. Yanyi
K. Djamba (Sociology and Criminal Justice) and Dr. Stitawa R.
Kimuna of East Carolina University titled "Factors Associated
with Wife Beating in Kenya" was presented at the annual meeting
of the American Society of Criminology held in Los Angeles, Nov. 1-4.
On Oct. 14, Dr. Marc Riedel (Sociology
and Criminal Justice) attended a meeting of the publications committee
of the Midwest Sociological Society at Augustana College in Rock Island,
Ill., to participate in the selection of a new editor for The Sociological
Quarterly, a widely respected sociology journal for which the
dues constitute a major portion of the budget for the Midwest Sociological
Society. Dr. Riedel also attended the annual meeting of the American
Society of Criminology in Los Angeles, from Nov. 1-4, where he was
invited to chair two panels, "Theoretical Advances in Routine
Activity and Situational Theories" and "Measuring Crime
Rates and Crime Rate Trends." He also presented a paper, "Routine
Activities and Situational Resources: Toward a Theory of Civilian
Justifiable Homicides." On Thursday of the same week, he participated
in an editorial board meeting to select a new editor for the journal,
An article of Dr. Hye-Young Kim (Chemistry
and Physics), "Molecular dynamics simulation of nanodroplet spreading
enhanced by linear surfactants," published in The Journal
of Chemical Physics, has been selected for the Nov. 20 issue of
Virtual Journal of Nanoscale Science & Technology (www.vjnano.org)
by the American Institute of Physics.