|Spring early registration Nov. 13-17
E-mail messages are going out to students reminding them about
dates and deadlines for the university's spring semester registration.
Students may early-register for spring
2007 classes Monday, Nov. 13 - Friday, Nov. 17. Students who early
register will be eligible to participate in a special drop/add period
Tuesday, Jan. 2- Friday, Jan. 5, 2007.
Fee payment deadline for early registrants
will be Friday, Jan. 5. Fees may be paid in person at the Controller's
Office in the North Campus Financial Aid Building, room 107.
Early registration is open by appointment
to all eligible students. Students may check their early registration
appointment, view spring class schedules and register online through
the "LEONet" link on the university's home page, www.selu.edu.
They will find easy-to-follow instructions after logging into the
university's intranet at the LEONet-Students link.
Students are also reminded to make appointments
for advising prior to registering, if required by their academic department.
Students may register from any computer
with Internet access and may pay fees with a credit card via their
LEONet account. Instructions are available online at www.selu.edu/controller.
New students may apply for admission
online at www.selu.edu or in person at Enrollment Services, North
Campus Main Building, room 113. The fee for applying for spring 2007
is $20 until Dec. 1. After that date a $50 late fee is added to the
application fee. No applications will be accepted after Jan. 5.
All beginning freshmen or transfer freshmen
with less than 30 hours of college credit earned must attend a two-day
orientation program scheduled for Jan. 8-9 in the War Memorial Student
Union. For additional information about orientation, call (985) 549-5637.
For additional information about spring
2007 early registration, contact the Office of Records and Registration,
(985) 549-2066 or 1-800-222-SELU (7358).
lawyer Morris Dees to lecture Wednesday
Litigation lawyer Morris Dees, co-founder of the Southern Poverty
Law Center, a nonprofit organization dedicated to seeking justice
and equal opportunities for minorities and the poor, will lecture
on "With Justice for All" Nov. 8, 6:30 p.m., in Pottle Auditorium.
The lecture, which is free and open
to the public, is sponsored by the Department of Sociology and Criminal
Justice Social Justice Lecture Series, Student Government Association,
College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences, and the Lyceum Arts
and Lectures Committee. A reception will follow the lecture.
"Morris Dees will address how our
commitment to justice for all will determine our nation's success
in the next century as America becomes more diverse and economic disparity
widens," said Anna Kleiner, assistant professor of sociology
and criminal justice.
Dees, the son of an Alabama farmer,
witnessed firsthand the painful consequences of prejudice and racial
injustice. He sympathized with the Civil Rights Movement but did not
become actively involved until he decided to leave his safe business
environment and undertake a new mission.
He and his law partner Joseph Levin
Jr. and civil rights activist Julian Bond, founded the Southern Poverty
Law Center located in Montgomery, Ala. Today the center is internationally
known for its tolerance education programs, legal victories against
white supremacists, and it's tracking of hate groups.
"We wanted a speaker who could
address issues of race, ethnicity, and tolerance in the southern region,"
said Ken Bolton, interim head of the Department of Sociology and Criminal
During the past 25 years, Dees has been involved in several complex
federal civil rights cases involving appeals to federal circuit courts
and the United States Supreme Court. Cases included free speech, student
and teacher rights, and equal rights for women.
In 1987, he secured a $7 million jury
award in federal court on behalf of a mother of a young black man
lynched by the Ku Klux Klan. The verdict represented the first time
that a Klan organization had been held liable for the violent acts
of its members.
For more information regarding the lecture
series, contact the Department of Sociology and Criminal Justice at
students Aubrey Elias of Covington and Paige Stevens of Roseland discuss
healthy eating choices with Champ Cooper students, from left, Blair
Wascom, Jessica Walsh, and Blake Rappold.
Nursing students host 'Falling into Healthy Habits' at Champ Cooper
Senior nursing students conducted an all day health fair targeting
childhood obesity at Champ Cooper School on Oct. 30.
The students partnered with personnel
from the LSU Agricultural Center to present "Falling into Healthy
Habits," an interactive educational program, to seventh and eighth
grade students. The program was designed to help the students make
healthy choices on a daily basis through hands-on learning and education.
Students learned how to read the new
food guide pyramid and food labels, determine age appropriate portion
sizes, and measure their body mass index. They also learned how to
make healthier food choices by limiting their fat and sugar intake,
especially at fast food restaurants.
The nursing students presented the program
as part of their Capstone project," a community-based health
program required for graduation. School of Nursing seniors are required
to design a project that addresses a health problem or concern and
to collaborate with the community to implement it.
"We decided to target childhood
obesity because statistics show that nearly 20 percent of children
ages 16-19 are overweight," said senior nursing student Kathy
Steffans of Mandeville. "Louisiana has one of the highest obesity
rates in the nation with one in three school-aged children being obese.
Childhood obesity puts individuals at risk for stroke, high blood
pressure and diabetes later in life."
The Southeastern nursing students presenting
the program under the direction of their instructor, Cathy Holland,
associate professor of nursing, were Steffans, Donna Bankston of Franklinton,
Aubrey Elias of Covington, Carol Hinson of Holden, Brandi Huber of
Slidell, Anna Neal of Mandeville, and Paige Stevens of Roseland. LSU
AgCenter participants were Kathy Mauthe, Linda Edwards and Natasha
Exhibit showcasing seniors opens Thursday
The works of Southeastern art students who will graduate in December
will be on display Nov. 9-Dec. 1 at the university's Contemporary
Art Gallery in East Stadium.
The exhibit features artwork by 20 art
and art education majors, who will be honored at an opening reception
from 5:30-7 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 9.
The student artists are Cassie Vining
and Britni DiGeorge, Ponchatoula; Michael Sealy, Tickfaw; Jena Sorapune-Karras,
Walker; Ashley Polk, Covington; Lindsey Cooper and Elsie Wall, Mandeville;
Michelle Berlier, Slidell; Michelle Masson, Metairie; Elizabeth Streckfus,
Kenner; Nicole Godfrey, New Orleans; Lauren Brown, Vackentaschre Bell,
and Tiffany Mitchell-Davis, Baton Rouge; Kayla Denova, Port Allen;
Amber B. Miller, Gonzales; Rebekah Strasen, Lutcher; Timothy Brendan
Uriel Servat, Prairieville; and Quinton Douglas, Forest Park, Ga.
Contemporary Art Gallery hours are 8
a.m.-4:30 p.m., weekdays with extended hours until 8 p.m. on Wednesdays.
For additional information call Dale Newkirk, gallery director, at
of Nursing workshop targets Latino clients
During Homecoming Week, the School of Nursing partnered with the
Southeast Louisiana Area Health Education Center to present a workshop,
"Caring for Latino Clients: The Basics about Language and Culture."
The workshop featured Southeastern's Lorinda J. Sealey, right, assistant
professor of nursing, and a native of Panama, and registered nurse
Sara Rounder. Rounder, who has intensive care unit and military nursing
experience, operates "Spanish Directives," a business that
targets the need for health care providers to be able to communicate
effectively with Hispanic patients. She and Dr. Sealey presented information
on Spanish language skills needed to communicate with Latino clients;
working with translators; Latino cultural values, health beliefs and
practices; and the use of herbal medicine among Latinos.
Coping techniques for holiday stress
The University Counseling Center and the Training Section of the
Human Resources Office are jointly sponsoring a program on coping
with the normal stresses of the holiday season. Two workshop sessions
will be offered on Thursday, Nov. 9, from 9:30-11 a.m. and 1-2:30
p.m. Both sessions will be held in the University Center, room 139.
The Counseling Center's Dr. Barbara
Hebert and Human Resources' Jan Ortego will present an upbeat program
designed to offer techniques to minimize holiday stress. There will
also be practical tips for enjoying the holidays economically.
Pre-registration for this program is
encouraged by phoning extension 5435 in the Human Resources Office
or by e-mailingJan.Ortego@selu.edu
Clubs sponsor 'Latin Dance Night' Friday
The Hispanic and Spanish clubs are inviting the campus and community
to join them for a fun evening of Latin dance and refreshments on
Participants can learn how to dance
to Latin music with Javier's Dance Studio and Performing Arts Center
from 6-8 p.m. in the Kinesiology and Health Studies Building dance
studio, room 153.
This is a great event to learn how
to dance to Latin music and to socialize. Bring your friends and
family. Food and refreshments will be provided.
On Wednesday, the Spanish Club will
host a bake sale from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the lobby of D Vickers
Hall. Please bring any baked goods you can donate to the club.
Southeastern to commemorate Veterans Day
with history program
The Southeastern History Club and the Department of History
and Political Science are inviting members of the campus and community
to join them for a special Veterans Day program on Nov. 13.
History Club students will read testimonies
from servicemen and women selected from letters, memoirs and interviews
contained in the Library of Congress' Veterans History Project.
Coffee and doughnuts will be hosted
by the Department of History and Political Science at 10:30 a.m.
with the readings beginning at 11 a.m.
For additional information, contact
the Department of History and Political Science, (985) 549-2109.
Table of content
Baseball to hold steak dinner and silent
auction Nov. 12
The Southeastern Louisiana University baseball team will hold
its annual steak dinner and silent auction on Nov. 12 at 5:30 p.m.
at Murphy's Seafood in Hammond.
Tickets for the event are $50 each
and are available from the Southeastern Baseball Office. For more
information, contact Southeastern head coach Jay Artigues at (985)
The Southeastern coaching staff and
Lion players will be in attendance at the
event, allowing supporters the opportunity to meet the 2007 team.
Southeastern finished 23-32 overall and 14-16 in the SLC in 2006
winning five of its final six games and finishing one game out of
qualifying for a berth in the SLC Tournament.
"It's a fund-raising event that
helps support our program," Artigues said. "It 's a good
chance for supporters of Southeastern baseball to come out, have
a good time and hear our plans for the future.
Artigues also announced that the Diamond
Club will hold its monthly luncheon Tuesday, Nov. 7, at noon at
Murphy's. Florida Marlins scout and Southeastern Louisiana football
play-by-play voice Mark Willoughby will be the guest speaker.
professors Charles A. Dranguet Jr. and Roman J. Heleniak, pictured
at the "Swamp Walk" in the Manchac Swamp
History professors' book chronicles socioeconomic history of Pass
More than two decades of research by a pair of veteran Southeastern
history professors has been gathered in a new book, Backdoor to
the Gulf: An American Paradise Lost, the Pass Manchac Region, 1699-2006.
The book by Charles A. Dranguet Jr.
and Roman J. Heleniak was funded by Southeastern's Lake Pontchartrain
Basin Research Program through a grant from the Environmental Protection
Agency. Copies of the book will be distributed to elected officials
and other policy makers and made available in area libraries, Dranguet
A socioeconomic history of the Manchac
region, the book's major emphasis is the demise of the great cypress
forest which once covered 129,000 acres of the narrow strip of land,
marsh and forest separating lakes Maurepas and Pontchartrain and the
areas west and south of Lake Maurepas.
Dranguet, who is also interim director
of Southeastern's International Initiatives Office, and Heleniak,
former head of the Department of History and Political Science, describe
the book as "a labor of love." After "countless forays"
into the region during more than 35 years of teaching at Southeastern,
the professors said they have come to know the Manchac Swamp intimately.
The book's four chapters examine facets
of the region's history, including the first recorded exploration
of Bayou Manchac in 1699; the shipping heyday of the 1830-50s; the
coming of the railroad and the skirmishes around its rails during
the Civil War; the lost communities of Frenier, Ruddock and LaBranche;
and the ultimately disastrous operations of the cypress industry that
denuded the swamp from the 1870s to the 1920s.
Dranguet and Heleniak also include a
chapter about the area's residents whom they describe as the "new
hunters and gatherers" -- the "campers" who spend leisure
time on the swamp's waters and banks and the "swampers"
who, like the earliest Native American inhabitants, "eke out
a living from whatever nature provided."
Their research is supplemented by oral
history accounts from former residents of the communities swept away
by early 20th century hurricanes, such as the late Helen Burg, who
recalled life in Ruddock and Frenier and families, such as the Renos,
who have lived and worked in the swamp for generations.
Dranguet said the double devastation
in 2005 of the hurricanes Katrina and Rita has "reminded residents
of southeast Louisiana of how vulnerable the region is to major storms.
"If we are reminded of the damage
man has done to the wetlands discussed in this publication,"
he said, "we might be less likely to repeat the abuse of the
College sponsors 'Conversations on Diversity'
The College of Education and Human Development will present its
second annual lecture series, "Conversations on Diversity"
Nov. 14-16. The trio of featured speakers will each present their
one-hour lectures at noon and at 5 p.m. in the Cate Teacher Education
Tuesday, Nov. 14, noon -- Angela
Davis, the Yarnspinner, brings to life tales from around the world.
The acclaimed storyteller pulls threads from a variety of ethnic backgrounds
from African-American to Cajun and from modern to updated traditional
stories. Through her tales she weaves the themes of self-esteem, making
choices and other contemporary issues to motivate and capture the
imagination of today's audience.
Wednesday Nov. 15 -- Dr. Ronald
S. Rochon, dean of the School of Education and associate vice president
for teacher education at Buffalo State College, says the primary focus
of his talk is "assisting students in examining and deepening
their understanding of the ways in which socio-cultural factors influence
American educational thought, theory and practice."
Thursday, Nov. 16 -- Dr. Paige
Schulte, assistant professor of education in Southeastern's Department
of Teaching and Learning, will present "The Dark Side of Diversity:
Bullying, Harassment, and Relational Aggression in Schools."
For additional information, contact
the College of Education and Human Development, ext. 2217.
Letters to God, coming to the Columbia Theatre for the Performing
Arts Nov. 17, 7:30 p.m., and Nov. 18, 2 p.m., is a family-friendly
show that will appeal to adults as well as children. Cast members
include, from left, Matte O'Brien, Kari Morris, Joseph Zahn, Traci
Skoldberg, and Cleo Berry.
Columbia's Children's Letters to God is family-friendly,
feel good show
It's a well-known fact that kids say the darnedest things. And
as a delightful new musical proves, they'll have their say with anyone
-- even God.
"Dear God. Are you really invisible
or is that just a trick?"
"Dear God. How come you did all
the miracles in the old days and you don't do any now?"
"Dear God. It's great the way you
always get the stars in the right places."
These are just some of the frank questions
and tell-it-like-it-is revelations that make up Children's Letters
to God, the new musical inspired by the international best-selling
Children's Letters to God is
coming to Southeastern Louisiana University's Columbia Theatre for
the Performing Arts in downtown Hammond for two performances -- Nov.
17 at 7:30 p.m. and Nov. 18 at 2 p.m.
The family-friendly, feel good show
is presented through a collection of songs and scenes focusing on
questions kids have about the world and themselves while growing up.
Sixteen tuneful songs and assorted scenes explore timeless issues
such as sibling rivalry, divorce, holidays, loss of a beloved pet,
the trials of being unathletic and first love.
"Quality family programming is
a goal of the Columbia Theatre for the Performing Arts and we are
proud to be associated with this production," said Donna Gay
Anderson, director of the Columbia Theatre/Fanfare. "Our youth
are faced with struggles and challenges never imagined a few decades
ago. This production is a heart warming musical which addresses some
of the dilemmas children and teens face today."
Children's Letters to God has
been adapted from the page to the stage by best-selling author Stuart
Hample. Snippets from actual letters -- "Dear God, If you're
so famous, how come you're not on TV?"
What does begat mean? Nobody will tell me" -- are scattered throughout
the 90-minute show as the cast, playing characters ages 9 to 13, grapple
with issues that carry a universal message and cross the boundaries
of age, geography, and religion.
When the show opened off-Broadway at
the Lamb's Theatre on West 44th Street critics were charmed.
The Daily News called it "an endearing,
kid-friendly musical" and The New York Post described it as "cheery
and uplifting." The New York Times raved, "Children's
Letters to God has a sweet, warm heart" and "The Wall
Street Journal" dubbed the show "a smile-making musical
for all ages."
One critic, noting that the show captivated
its young audience, added, "You don't need kids in tow to have
a great time at Children's Letters to God. It's just as funny,
tuneful and professionally done as you would want a musical for grown-ups
Tickets are $32, Orchestra 1 and Loge;
$28, Orchestra 2 and Balcony 1; and $20, Orchestra 3 and Balcony 2
for the Nov. 17 evening production, and $28, Orchestra 1 and Loge;
$24, Orchestra 2 and Balcony 1; and $15, Orchestra 3 and Balcony 2,
for the Nov. 18 matinee.
Tickets are available online at columbiatheatre.org
or at the Columbia box office, 220 E. Thomas St., 985-543-4371. Box
office hours are noon-5 p.m., weekdays, and one hour before performance
For information about upcoming events
in the Columbia Theatre's 2006-07 season, visit columbiatheatre.org
or call (985) 543-4366 for a season brochure.
Admissions seeking Orientation Leaders
The Office of Admissions is in the process of selecting the 2007
Orientation Leader Team.
"We are looking for mature, responsible
leaders who can work with our office throughout the summer to prepare
and lead the 2007 Summer Orientation Programs. Please encourage your
students to apply," said Anthony Ranatza, coordinator of Orientation
and special events.
Applications are available at the Office
of Admissions, North Campus Main Building, room 113. The application
deadline is Nov. 10.
For additional information, faculty
and students are welcome to contact Admissions at ext. 5637 or at
Honors senior thesis presentations
Honors Program students Vanessa Verberne and Monideepa Talukdar
will present their senior thesis presentations Nov. 14, beginning
at 3:30 p.m. on the third floor of Sims Memorial Library. All students,
faculty and other members of the campus community are invited to
Verberne, a psychology major, under
the guidance of Dr. Al Burstein, will present her thesis, "Two
Personality Measures in Violent and Non-Violent Female Offenders,
An Exploratory Rorschack and Tellegen Study." Political Science
major Talukdar, under the guidance of Dr. Peter Petrakis, will present
her thesis "Citizens without Borders? Cosmopolitanism and Citizenship
Norms in the Age of Globalization."
For their senior thesis, honors students
plan a personal research project to carry out with the guidance
of a professor in his or her major during the semester before the
presentation. After the project has been completed, the student
presents a summary. Many of the students who have done a senior
thesis since 1993 have cited its value as excellent preparation
for graduate school, medical school, and law school, as well as
for direct entry into their professions.
This week in 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 more information, contact the center,
ext. 5791 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Tuesday, Nov. 7, Portfolio Fair
-- Are you a candidate for Three-Year Review or Tenure/Promotion?
Are you new to the process and would like information? Visit the
Professional Portfolio Fair sponsored by the Center for Faculty
Excellence and the Faculty Excellence Committee between 1-3 p.m.
in Tinsley, room 103. There will be sample portfolios on display
and experienced faculty will be available to answer your questions.
You'll also be able to pick up some tips on how to present your
Wednesday, Nov. 8, Intermediate/Advanced
PowerPoint -- The workshop is designed to build further on the
development of Power Point presentations and to assist in easier
presentation of information to students and peers. Instruction includes
inserting and moving gifs, audio, video and creating master slides
will be covered.
Thursday, Nov. 9, Excel for Gradekeeping
-- Learn the basics of Excel. Emphasis will be placed on how
you can keep a gradebook using Excel.
Thursday, Nov. 16, Lyceum Lights
-- Make your reservations by Monday, Nov. 13 for Lyceum Lights,
scheduled for 12:30 p.m. at Twelve Oaks. The November speaker will
be Dr. Heidi Kulkin, who will speak on "Exploring Social Work
Students and Web-based Learning." The menu will include Italian
sausage lasagna, served with tossed salad, breadsticks and lemon
meringue pie. RSVP at ext. 5791.
This week in athletics
The Southeastern football and volleyball seasons will end, while
the men's and women's basketball seasons will begin during this
week in Southeastern Athletics.
The Lions (2-8, 1-4 SLC) will close
its 2006 gridiron campaign on Saturday at 6 p.m., hosting Sam Houston
State in Strawberry Stadium. Southeastern will honor its senior
class prior to the game in a special pre-game Senior Day ceremony.
Saturday's game will be broadcast live in the Hammond area on KAJUN
107.1 FM and on the Internet at www.LionSports.net.
The second year of the Jim Yarbrough
era will begin for the Southeastern men's basketball team, as the
Lions will head to Corvallis, Ore., to compete in the Oregon Rain
Invitational. Southeastern will open tournament play with a 6:15
p.m. game versus Cal Poly on Friday, before facing host Oregon State
at 9 p.m. on Saturday. The Lions will close out the tournament on
Sunday with a 1:30 game versus Portland.
The SLC East Division favorite Southeastern
women's basketball team will also open its 2006-07 season this week.
The Lady Lions will head to Oxford, Miss., for an 11 a.m. game at
Ole Miss on Friday. All of this week's Southeastern men's and women's
basketball action will be broadcast live in the Hammond area on
KSLU 90.9 FM and on the Internet
The Southeastern volleyball team (4-25,
0-14 SLC) will close out its season this week. On Friday, the Lady
Lions will be at McNeese State for a 6:30 p.m. contest. On Saturday,
Southeastern heads to Lamar for the 2 p.m. season finale.
Friday, November 10
Men's Basketball, vs. Cal Poly
(Oregon Rain Invitational), Corvallis, Ore., 6:15 p.m. (KSLU 90.9
Women's Basketball, at Ole Miss, Oxford,
Miss., 11 a.m. (KSLU 90.9 FM)
Volleyball, at McNeese State, Lake
Charles, 6:30 p.m.
Saturday, November 11
Football, vs. Sam Houston State,
Strawberry Stadium, 6 p.m. (KAJUN 107.1 FM)
Men's Basketball, at Oregon State
(Oregon Rain Invitational), Corvallis, Ore., 9 p.m. (KSLU 90.9 FM)
Volleyball, at Lamar, Beaumont, Texas,
Sunday, November 12
Men's Basketball, vs. Portland
(Oregon Rain Invitational), Corvallis, Ore., 1:30 p.m. (KSLU 90.9
Dominique N. Brown a graduate student in the department of Sociology
and Criminal Justice participated at the Mid South Sociological
Association Conference in Lafayette Oct. 25-28. He presented a paper
entitled "Did God punish New Orleans: Cultural Capital and
its implications in forming people's perceptions of Hurricane Katrina
victims." He also participated in a roundtable panel discussion
entitled: Hurricane Katrina's effects on the academic community.
Dr. Anna Kleiner (Sociology and Criminal Justice) co-presented
a paper titled "The Texture of Local Disaster Response: Documenting
the Experiences, Needs, and Recommendations of Local Service Providers
Following Hurricane Katrina" at the annual meeting of the Mid-South
Sociological Association in Lafayette, Oct. 25-28. Co-presenters
were John Green and Albert Nylander of Delta State University.
Also at the conference, Dr. John
Boulahanis and Dr. Bonnie Lewis (Sociology and Criminal
Justice) presented a paper entitled "Teaching Applied Research
Methods and Statistics: A Service Learning Approach."
Dr. Barbara Forrest (History
and Political Science) was a presenter at the Louisiana Science
Teachers' Association meeting in Shreveport on Oct. 21. She spoke
about her experiences as an expert witness in case of Kitzmiller
et al. v. Dover Area School District.
Writer in residence Dr. Tim Gautreaux
served on a Louisiana fiction panel at the Louisiana Book Festival
held recently at the Capitol in Baton Rouge. At Fanfare, he read
"Something for Nothing," a short story that appeared in
Dr. Debra D. Dolliver (Chemistry
and Physics) made a presentation at the American Association of
Pharmaceutical Scientists Small Molecules Division Nov. 1 in San
Antonio with collaborator Dr. Artie S. McKim of Gaylord Chemical
Company on the "Synthesis of O-Alkylarylbenzohydroximoyl Azides."
June Williams (Counseling and
Human Development) presented the keynote address for the Phi Upsilon
Chapter of Chi Sigma Iota International Honor Society Initiation
at Mississippi State University, Meridian Campus.
Dr. Zach Teitler (Mathematics)
presented an invited talk titled "Multiplier Ideals of Line
Arrangements" at the University of Utah in Salt Lake City.
The audience included Professor Janos Kollar, Princeton, winner
of the prestigious 2006 Cole Prize in Algebra. The paper will appear
in Communications in Algebra.
A paper by Dr. Barbara Schuldt
and Ms. Andree C. Taylor (Management), Mr. Duane Donald
(Provost's Office), and Dr. Jeff W. Totten of McNeese State
University was presented by Dr. Totten at the Society for Marketing
Advances in Nashville, Tenn., on Nov. 2. The paper was titled "Salesperson
vs. Students' Attitudes Toward Family and Technology Career Issues."