ByLion -- October 16


Senior Day draws a crowd
Anzalone is Alumnus of Year
A Taste of Hollywood
Shoebox float decorating
Business Week Oct. 23-26

Soaring concert Tuesday
Boles presents Ford Lecture
Fanfare -- Week Three
Show highlights bald cypress
Singer-guitarist performs Oct. 24
Iota Sigma Pi donates book
Lab School teacher honored
Center for Faculty Excellence news
International Credit Union Day
Parking update
Hall of Fame inductees
This week in athletics
Professional activities

Senior Day draws more than 1,400
More than 1,400 high school seniors and their parents visited campus Saturday for the Office of Admission's annual Senior Day.
     In addition to touring the campus and new housing facilities and attending information sessions on admissions, financial aid, and scholarships, the visitors also joined in tailgating before the Lions vs. Northwestern State football game, where they were "serenaded" by the Spirit of the Southland marching band's drumline.
     From 1-4 p.m., students and parents were also able to visit with Southeastern faculty and staff (such as Coordinator of Orientation and Special Events Anthony Ranatza, top right), and browse informational booths featuring academic programs.
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Dr. Fanancy AnzaloneDr. Fanancy L. Anzalone named Alumnus of the Year
Dr. Fanancy L. Anzalone, who retired earlier this year as one of the U.S. Navy's top medical administrators, has been named Southeastern's 2006 Alumnus of the Year.
     A 1977 Southeastern graduate and former resident of Independence, Anzalone is now Miami Area Medical Administrator for American Airlines, overseeing more than 9,000 airline employees in an area that encompasses the eastern United States, Caribbean, and Central and South America.
     Anzalone will be recognized at the Alumni Association's annual Awards Evening during Southeastern Homecoming Week, Oct. 23-28. The event is scheduled for Friday, Oct. 27, at 6:30 p.m. at Twelve Oaks. The following day, he will reign as Grand Marshal of the university's Homecoming Parade, which rolls in Hammond at 3 p.m. Tickets for the Awards Evening are available through the Alumni Association, 985-549-2150 or 1-800-SLU-ALUM.
     Anzalone received a doctorate of medicine from Louisiana State University School of Medicine in 1981, when he was also commissioned in the U.S. Navy as a lieutenant, Medical Corps, following completion of the Navy's medical scholarship program. He retired as a captain in March 2006.
     Prior to his retirement, Anzalone, as Director of Medical Resources, Plans and Policy, Chief of Naval Operations, was in charge of planning for all Naval medical operations worldwide. As the Surgeon General of the Navy's representative to the Pentagon, he oversaw a $6.4 million medical budget. It was under his leadership that Navy hospital ships were sent to assist Gulf Coast residents following Hurricane Katrina.
     Anzalone served as executive assistant to the Surgeon General of the Navy in 2003 and from 2000-2003 was the commanding officer of the U.S. Naval Hospital in Naples, Italy.
     Anzalone began his Naval career at the Naval Aerospace and Regional Medical Center in Pensacola, Fla., where he completed an internship in family practice. Following designation as a Navy Flight Surgeon in 1983, his first operational tour was at the Naval Hospital, Roosevelt Roads, Puerto Rico, where he participated in the Grenada operation and supported drug interdictions. He was then selected for the Navy's Aerospace Medicine Residency during which he received a Master of Public Health in Environmental Science from the Tulane University School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine and was recognized as the outstanding student in the Environmental Science Department.
     Upon completion of his residency from the Naval Aerospace Medicine Institute in June 1989, Anzalone reported to the aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson as Senior Medical Officer. Under his supervision, his department received the coveted Blue "M" award for the best medical department in the Pacific Fleet.
     His next tour of duty was as Senior Flight Surgeon at the Naval Station Mayport in Florida. He then reported as Executive Officer and interim Commanding Officer of the Naval Medical Clinic in Key West, Fla.
     Anzalone served as director of academics at the Naval Operational Medical Institute and the first Officer in Charge of the re-established Naval Aerospace Medical Institute from 1998-2000. He became the Commanding Officer of the U.S. Naval Hospital in Naples in August 2000.
     Anzalone's personal decorations include two Legion of Merit Medals, four Meritorious Service Medals and the Navy Commendation Medal. He is board certified by the American College of Preventative Medicine in Aerospace Medicine and is a fellow of the Aerospace Medical Association.
     He is married to the former Debra A. Mericantante, who has a doctorate in nursing, and they have two daughters, Tiffany, 26, and Tracy, 24.
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A Taste of Hollywood…Lion style!
All Southeastern faculty and staff are invited to participate in the "A Taste of Hollywood…Lion Style!" contest being sponsored by the Alumni Association in conjunction with Homecoming 2006. Judging will be held on Wednesday, Oct. 25 at 5 p.m. in the Alumni Center.
     Participants are asked to submit their favorite tailgating snack, entrée or dessert to the Alumni Center by 4:45 p.m. Prizes will be awarded in two categories: Sweets and Not-So-Sweets. Participants are encouraged to use this year's homecoming theme "Roomie Walks the Red Carpet" as inspiration for their submitted dish.
     If you are interested in participating, please e-mail by Wednesday, Oct. 18. Please include your name, the name of the dish that you will be submitting, and the category (Sweets or Not-So-Sweets) in which your dish will be competing.
     We look forward to sampling your tasty recipes!
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Children's Homecoming shoebox float contest
Children age 6-13 can show their creative talents in the Homecoming 2006 Shoebox Float Decorating Contest. Participants are asked to decorate a standard shoe box using this year's homecoming theme of "Roomie Walks the Red Carpet." Prizes will be awarded in three age categories (6-7 year olds, 8-9 year olds, and 10-13 year olds). Entry forms are available online at or can be picked up at the Auxiliary Services office located in Student Union room 214.
     Floats and entry forms should be brought to the Southeastern Alumni Center by 4:30 p.m., Monday, Oct. 23.
     Winners will be announced on Thursday, Oct. 26. We encourage all of our little Lions to participate. Have fun and be creative.
     For more information, please e-mail
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Southeastern hosts Business Week OCT. 23-26
Guest speakers from a variety of business related fields will share real-world experiences with Southeastern Louisiana University students during the College of Business's annual Business Week, Oct. 23-26.
     "Business Week is designed to bring our college closer to the community and to allow students to benefit from the experiences of real-world leaders," said Dean Randy Settoon. "Guest speakers are outstanding business, industry, and governmental leaders from throughout the region."
     This year's program will feature approximately 100 guest speakers who will address various business and technology classes. This year's feature speakers include CPAs, small business owners, corporate presidents, engineers, insurance agents, information systems directors, sales consultants, chief financial officers.
     Presentations are open to students, faculty, and community members on a space available basis. Programs outlining date, time, location, and topic of presentation may be obtained in Garrett Hall, room 84.
     For more information contact the dean's office, (985) 549-2258.
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Desiree WardsworthGuest artist Désirée Wardsworth of New Orleans will be among the dancers featured in "Soaring," a Fanfare collaboration by music and dance faculty in the Department of Music and Dramatic Arts.
Music and Dramatic Arts presents Soaring dance concert Tuesday
The talents of Southeastern faculty and students will shine in "Soaring," a stellar collaboration of the university's music and dance programs, Oct. 17 at the Columbia Theatre for the Performing Arts. The free 7:30 p.m. concert is part of Fanfare, Southeastern's annual festival of the arts.
     "Soaring" will feature original ballet and modern dance choreography by dance faculty Martie Fellom, Janet Neyrey and Dana Plazinic with musical accompaniment by Southeastern music faculty Patrick Kerber, Richard Schwartz, and Stephen Suber.
     Dancers are Shiloh Klein and Roxanne Pfeil of Hammond, Alison Camp of Rayne, Alaina Champagne of Slidell, Bess Corbin-Merryweather of Tickfaw, Thurman Fields of DeRidder, Megan Guillot of Covington, Ericka Johnson of Destrehan, Daphne Lamendola of Gonzales, Elise McCann of Pearl River, Krysten O'Neal of Denham Springs, Tricia Rigsby of Springfield, Johnathon Whalen of Metairie, Tiffany White of Port Allen, Diamond Williams of Baton Rouge, and guest artist Désirée Wardsworth of New Orleans.
     Student musicians are Sid Laurent of Covington, Kyle Roussel of Hahnville, and Fred Stallings of Mandeville.
     For additional information, contact the Department of Music and Dramatic Arts, 985-549-2184.
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John BolesInfluence of environmental factors focus of first Ford Lecture
A Rice University expert on U.S. Southern history will discuss the role of impersonal and environmental factors in shaping the culture of the South at the first Judge Leon Ford III Lecture in History Thursday, Oct. 19.
     John Boles, the William Pettus Hobby Professor of History at Rice, will present two lectures as part of Fanfare, Southeastern's annual fall festival of arts and humanities.
     A 10 a.m. lecture in the Student Union Theatre will feature a scholarly focus, while the 6:30 p.m. presentation in the Pottle Music Recital Hall will be on a more general level. Both lectures, entitled "Climate, Geography, and Southern History: The Influence of Non-Human Factors," are free and open to the general public.
     Sponsored by the Ford Family Charitable Foundation, the lectures honor the late Judge Ford who served in the 21st Judicial District. A Hammond native and local historian, Judge Ford and his family established Southeastern's second endowed chair, the Leon Ford Family Endowed Chair in Regional Studies, a position now held by history professor Samuel C. Hyde Jr. who directs the university's Center for Southeast Louisiana Studies.
     Boles' talks will focus on the influence of global factors on the South, such as climate and geography as well local environmental factors ranging from the honeybee and boll weevil to the mosquito and cattle tick. "Human action always occurs in an environmental context," Boles says. "It is important in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina to consider the synergistic relationship between nature and human history."
     Boles is the author of the book A Companion to the American South and editor of Shapers of American History. He has lectured extensively on a wide variety of Southern history topics.
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Ronnie KoleIrma ThomasLegendary entertainers, two musicals headline Fanfare's third week
Two legendary Louisiana entertainers and two musicals share the spotlight during the third week of Fanfare.
     Pianist Ronnie Kole will be center stage at Southeastern's Columbia Theatre for the Performing Arts in downtown Hammond on Oct. 18, while Irma Thomas, the "Soul Queen of New Orleans," will star in Amite on Oct. 21 as the guest of Fanfare's community partner, the Amite Arts Council.
     Throughout Fanfare's third week, approximately 50 local children will audition and rehearse for the Oct. 21 Missoula Children's Theatre musical production of the fairytale favorite Snow White. And Southeastern's acclaimed Opera/Music Theatre Workshop will bring to the Pottle Music Building Auditorium stage Oct. 18-21 the eclectic musical review Songs for a New World.
     A one-man Broadway show, Ronnie Kole has been described as having "the humor of Victor Borge, the showmanship of Liberace, and the virtuoso sounds of a full symphony orchestra." Fellow pianist Harry Connick Jr. said, "When you look up 'piano' in the dictionary, you will see a picture of Ronnie Kole. He's one of the great players of our time."
     Kole has recorded at Carnegie Hall, performed throughout the world solo and with trios, septets and orchestras, and entertained millions of fans, including a pope and several presidents.
     Tickets for his 7:30 p.m. performance at the Columbia are $12, adults; $10, senior citizens, Southeastern faculty, staff and alumni; $8, group rate; and $5, all students.
     Ponchatoula native Thomas, who recently wowed a national television audience with her rendition of the National Anthem at the re-opening of the New Orleans Superdome, will appear Oct. 21 at 7:30 p.m. at the Amite High School Performing Arts Center, 403 S. Laurel St. During a career spanning more than four decades, Thomas has thrilled fans with her accomplishments as an artist, bandleader, and record producer.
     Tickets for her Amite Arts Council concert are $25 and $21 and are available at Ruby's, 111 E. Thomas St., Hammond, 985-345-4745, and the Amite Chamber of Commerce, 101 SE Central Ave., Amite, 985-748-5537.
     A perennial Fanfare favorite, Missoula Children's Theatre casts local children in a musical fairytale, providing dozens of youngsters with an unforgettable, fun, confidence-building experience - and the opportunity to become stars in just one week.
     The company's Fanfare 2006 production of Snow White has the princess on the run from her cruel royal stepmother, a band of evil Bats, and the "Black Forest Creatures." Finding a haven with the Seven Dwarfs, Snow White is menaced by the mean Queen, but her evil plans are thwarted by Snow White's Forest Friends, father "King Backwards," the trusty dwarfs, and, of course, Prince Charming.
     Auditions, scheduled for Oct. 16, 4 p.m., at the Southeastern Lab School gym, are open to children in grades kindergarten through high school. Tickets for Snow White are $12, adults; $10, senior citizens, Southeastern faculty, staff and alumni; $8, group rate; and $5, all students.
     The Opera/Music Theatre Workshop's production of Tony Award winner Jason Robert Brown's Songs for a New World is scheduled for the Pottle Music Building Auditorium Oct. 18-21, with curtain time 7:30 p.m. nightly.
     The musical review fuses pop, folk, rock, jazz, gospel, funk, and cabaret with dramatic, poignant, comic, and always theatrical lyrics. The audience is musically transported from a 1492 Spanish ship to a ledge high above Fifth Avenue where they meet a startling array of characters -- from a young man who has decided that basketball is his ticket out of the ghetto, to a political prisoner begging to have his life back, to the latest Mrs. Santa Claus.
     The revue, originally produced in 1995, preceded Brown's 1999 Tony award-winning Parade and his 2002 Off-Broadway show The Last Five Years. The show has an "R" rating because of some adult language.
     Tickets are $14, general admission; $10, senior citizens, Southeastern faculty, staff and alumni, and non-Southeastern students. Southeastern students are admitted free with their university I.D.
     Also during Fanfare's third week
     -- Louisiana Writers Reading the South will feature Southeastern English Department colleagues -- writer-in-residence Bev Marshall, author of Walking Through Shadows, Right As Rain, and Hot Fudge Sundae Blues, and poet Alison Pelegrin, Squeezers, and The Zydeco Tablet. They will read from their works Oct. 16 at noon in D Vickers Hall, room 125.
     -- Southeastern faculty and students will shine in "Soaring," a collaboration of the music and dance programs. The free concert, scheduled for Oct. 17, 7:30 p.m., at the Columbia Theatre, will feature choreography and music by award-winning faculty and showcase the talents of Southeastern dancers, musicians and ensembles.
     -- the "Then and Now" lecture series sponsored by the Department of History and Political Science, will feature Michael Kurtz, Southeastern's nationally recognized historian of crime, on Oct. 18, 1 p.m., in the Pottle Music Building Auditorium. Kurtz's free lecture, "Presumed Guilty: Bruno Richard Hauptmann and the Lindbergh Kidnapping Case," will detail one of the 20th century's most controversial cases, the 1932 kidnapping and murder of Charles Lindbergh's 18-month old son.
     Kurtz will discuss the controversial arrest, trial, conviction, and execution of Bruno Richard Hauptmann, detailing how he says authorities falsified evidence and manipulated facts to secure a conviction against a German immigrant at worst guilty of extortion, and questioning if Hauptmann was made a sacrificial lamb to close a high profile, politically motivated case.
     -- the Foreign Film Series continues with the German film Nowhere in Africa, a story spanning two continents and depicting the true story of a Jewish family that flees the Nazi regime in 1938 and adjusts to farm life in Kenya. The film, scheduled for Oct. 18, at 3:30 p.m. in the Music Recital Hall, is rated R and contains some nudity and sexual content. It will be subtitled in English.
     -- a new lecture series, the Judge Leon Ford Lecture in History, will debut featuring John Boles, William Pettus Hobby Professor of History at Rice University. In lectures at 10 a.m. in the Student Union Theatre and 6:30 p.m. in the Music Recital Hall, Boles will examine "Climate, Geography, and Southern History: The Influence of Non-Human Factors."
     Fanfare tickets are available online at and at the Columbia box office, 220 East Thomas St., Hammond, (985) 543-4371. Box office hours are noon to 5 p.m., weekdays, and one hour before performance time for events at the Columbia Theatre.
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Charles ReithCharles Reith, host of the Southeastern Channel's Backyard Wonders, sits on a distressed cypress root along the shore of Lake Pontchartrain at Fontainebleau State Park in Mandeville discussing the condition of bald cypress trees on the north shore in an upcoming episode of the show about native plant and animal life on the north shore.
Southeastern Channel special spotlights bald cypress
Despite the battering that Louisiana's natural forests took from Hurricane Katrina, one tree that stood tall through it all was Louisiana's state tree, the bald cypress.
     From its durability, beauty and utilitarian purposes to its ecological importance, the cypress species of south Louisiana is examined in a new episode of Backyard Wonders, first airing Oct. 18 at 8 p.m. on the Southeastern Channel, Southeastern's educational cable access channel. Backyard Wonders spotlights native plant and animal life in the Florida Parishes. It can also be viewed on the Internet at
     The 30-minute special follows host Charles Reith on journeys to national and state parks, swamps, wildlife refuges and even north shore residences to explore the nature of the bald cypress and how it fits into the region's ecosystem and horticultural landscape.
     "Backyard Wonders is a series that creates appreciation for indigenous natural wonders located right here on the north shore -- in your own backyard, so to speak," said Rick Settoon, general manager of the Southeastern Channel and the show's executive producer. "The show also informs viewers about preserving the natural environment and ecosystem, beginning in their own backyards.
     "This episode helps viewers appreciate what a precious natural resource we have in cypress trees, from their purposes in natural habitat to uses in furniture-making, home-building and landscape development," Settoon said.
     The program was produced, videotaped and edited by Southeastern Channel staff member Josh Kapusinski.
     "We went to great lengths and many locations to illustrate how beautiful and viable a healthy cypress ecosystem can be to the entire state of Louisiana, both economically and ecologically," Kapusinski said. "It's important for people to know this story and learn how much impact cypress has and can have in forests, along the coastline, for habitat and in backyards protecting homes."
     Reith, who has lectured on environmental management at Southeastern and other universities, travels to Fontainebleau State Park in Mandeville to observe the condition of distressed cypress groves and how the bald cypress withstood recent hurricanes.
     He discusses the virtues of working with cypress wood with furniture maker Terry Wilde of Ponchatoula and cypress craftsman Paul LaPlace of New Orleans, who builds durable homes from old cypress.
     The host visits the Jean Lafitte National Historical Park in Marrero to examine a healthy cypress forest and its attributes before moving to the Cat Island National Wildlife Refuge in St. Francisville to look at the largest cypress tree in the world and the forest's overall depletion caused by the logging industry.
     Reith then travels to a cypress restoration project site at Lake Maurepas to interview Southeastern biology professor Gary Shaffer about his federally-funded project to restore the wetlands involving cypress.
     Finally, Reith shows how cypress can help one's backyard landscape when he tours the Folsom residence of Jonathan Riley.
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French singer-guitarist Eric Vincent to perform Oct. 24
Southeastern's French Club, Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures, and Student Government Association will present French singer and guitarist Eric Vincent in a free concert at Pottle Music Building Auditorium on Tuesday, Oct. 24 at 5 p.m.
     Vincent has brought his music and poetry to more than 130 countries. He overcomes the language barrier through his showmanship and the lively spirit of his music which blends folk, jazz, rock and ethnic rhythms with universal themes.
Vincent has been acclaimed by audiences and newspapers the world over, including the New York Times when he comes to New York City,where he regularly fills the Brooklyn Auditorium.
     The concert at Southeastern will include songs from Vincent's latest CDs, Survol and Faut-il encore 2000 ans?, which feature lyrics written to James Taylor tunes. Vincent's CD's will be available for purchase after the concert; the artist will be available to meet the audience and sign CDs.
     In addition to the main concert on Tuesday, Vincent will present a special workshop for Southeastern French students on Monday, Oct. 23, at 1 p.m. in Fayard Hall, room 205. On Tuesday at 10 a.m. in Pottle Auditorium he will give a concert especially for area high school students. All three events are made possible by a generous grant to Le Cercle Français from the Student Government Association.
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Iota Sigma Pi Book donationIota Sigma Pi donates history book
From left, Chemistry and Physics faculty members, from left, Drs. Rebecca Kruse, Linda Munchausen, and Debra Dolliver recently presented a copy of The Centennial History of Iota Sigma Pi - Honor Society for Women in Chemistry, Founded in 1902 to Sims Memorial Library (represented by Director Eric Johnson, far right). The book records the activities and awards of the honor society as well as quotes from modern women chemists and others relating to the role of women in the profession. Founded at the University of California at Berkeley and organized nationally in 1916, Iota Sigma Pi promotes professional development and personal growth of women in chemistry and related fields through recognition, public outreach and the formation of supportive networks. Activities include granting recognition to women who have demonstrated scholastic achievement and/or professional competence by election into Iota Sigma Pi and annual and triennial professional and student awards. The centennial celebration was held at Berkeley in 2002. More than 12,000 women have been initiated since its origin.
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Cheri Jeanfreau and studentsSoutheastern Laboratory School fourth grade teacher Cheri Jeanfreau, center, Tangipahoa Parish Elementary Teacher of the Year, works with two of her fourth graders, Alyiah Dunomes, left, and Salmawn Qasim, right. Giving moral support is "Kisses," the class' guinea pig mascot.
Lab School's Jeanfreau named Tangipahoa Elementary 'Teacher of the Year'
Cheri Jeanfreau, fourth grade teacher at the Southeastern Laboratory School, has been named Tangipahoa Parish's elementary school 'Teacher of the Year.'
     The award is presented to elementary, middle, and high school teachers who exemplify excellence in the teaching of humanities subjects such as English, foreign language, history, social studies, folk life, and art or music history, or who have participated in public humanities programs.
     Jeanfreau is the sixth teacher from the Lab School to receive this distinguished honor.
     "I was not surprised that Ms. Jeanfreau was selected to represent Tangipahoa Parish as 'Teacher of the Year,'" said Dean Diane Allen, College of Education and Human Development. "She sets high standards and challenges her students to meet those standards."
     "Becoming a teacher seemed natural to me," said Jeanfreau. "I played school my whole life."
Jeanfreau, a Southeastern graduate and native New Orleanian, has relocated to Hammond and is in the process of building her first home. She is the eldest of two children, with a brother who is a Southeastern graduate as well.
      She graduated in 1996 with an undergraduate degree in elementary education (mild/moderate), and in 2001 with a master's degree in administration (elementary principalship). Jeanfreau has been teaching for 10 years and is in her third year at the Lab School. Prior to coming to the Lab School, she taught for seven years at D.C. Reeves Elementary School in Ponchatoula.
     "I find my greatest joy in seeing a child whose schoolwork does not come easily, and finally they understand it," said Jeanfreau. "The challenges are rewarding."
     "She develops creative assignments that provide her students with opportunities to succeed at the highest levels," said Allen. "Cheri continuously searches for activities to make their classwork relevant and interesting. We are very fortunate to have her in the Lab School."
     Jeanfreau was honored at the Tangipahoa Parish's School Board meeting in Amite and qualifies to compete at the regional level.
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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 information, contact the center, 5791,
     Wednesday, Oct. 18, 1 p.m. -- Make plans to attend WCETs webcast on quality assurance for distance education. Part of its fall 2006 professional development series, this webcast focuses on the growing demands for quality and the frameworks two institutions have put in place to ensure they meet those demands. The presenters include Christina Sax, the project director for Quality Matters at the University of Maryland University College, and Darcy Hardy and Michael Anderson from the University of Texas TeleCampus. WCET Senior Advisor Marianne Phelps will moderate the panel and host questions from the audience. This webcast will last 75 minutes.
     Thursday, Oct. 19, 9-11 a.m. -- Respondus (Limit five): Learn to develop assessments and surveys for use within Blackboard. Instead of having to create your assessment one question at a time within Blackboard, this application supports the development of assessments that you create in a word processor. Once the assessment is created, it will post it to Blackboard with just a few clicks.
     Thursday, Oct. 19, 12:30-1:30 p.m. -- Science & Religion Brown Bag Discussion: All faculty, staff, and students are invited. Bring your lunch and a friend, drinks and cookies will be provided.
     Make Your Reservation Now: Tuesday, Oct. 24, 12:30-1:30 p.m. - Lyceum Lights. The series of faculty luncheon lectures designed to illuminate the common interests of faculty from diverse disciplines will highlight Homecoming by focusing on the Northshore School of the Arts. "Cultural Enrichment through Outreach" will feature Dr. Bryan DePoy, interim director of Northshore School of the Arts, Richard Schwartz, instructor of music, and Rene Fletcher, instructor of art. The event in Twelve Oaks includes a set lunch for $5 (to be paid at the door). Lunch will include Shrimp Creole, served over steamed white rice, tossed salad, dinner roll and bread pudding. RSVP by Oct. 19 to ext. 5791.
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Celebrate International Credit Union Day with La Capitol Federal Credit Union
This year's International Credit Union Day theme, "Credit Unions: Making a World of Difference," reflects the worldwide scope and influence of credit unions. It celebrates unity among diversity, a common thread and desire for financial freedom that brings people together.
     Since 1948, ICU Day has been celebrated on the third Thursday of October. The day has been set aside to reflect upon the credit union movement's history and to promote its achievements. It's also about honoring the people who have dedicated their lives to the movement.
     La Cap invites all Southeastern faculty, staff and students to celebrate with them Thursday, Oct. 19 from 11 a.m.- 3 p.m. There will be games, prizes, gifts and food.
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Parking update
The following streets and/or parking areas will be restricted or closed this week:
     One half of the East McClimans Hall parking lot will be blocked on Wednesday, Oct. 18, 2006 for a guest lecture.
     One hundred parking spaces on Texas Avenue will be blocked on Thursday, Oct. 19, for a reception at the University Residence.
     One hundred parking spaces in the North Cefalu Parking Lot will be blocked from Friday, Oct. 20 until Sunday, Oct. 22, 2006 for the football team's away game to Texas State.
     For more information about these parking lot closures or restrictions, contact the University Parking Office, ext. 5695, from 7:30 a.m.-5 p.m., weekdays.
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Hall of FameHall of Fame inductees
Three new members of the Althletics Hall of Fame were inducted this week and recognized at the Southeastern-Northwestern football game. New inductees are former Southeastern athletes Macky Waguespack (baseball) Becca Weingartner-Stone (women's soccer) and David Bennett (track and field). The inductees, their Southeastern coaches, and families were also honored at a reception at the University Residence. From left, front, are Waguespack, Weingartner-Stone, Bennett, President Randy Moffett; back, "S" Club Director Larry Hymel, former director of Southeastern Sports Information, former head baseball coach Greg Marten, soccer coach Blake Hornbuckle, and former track and field coach Andy Theil. Hymel, Marten and Theil are also Hall of Famers.
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This week in athletics
The Southeastern football, soccer and volleyball teams will continue Southland Conference play during this week in Southeastern Athletics.
     The Lion football team (2-5, 1-1 SLC) will look to build on its emotionally charged 31-24 overtime victory over Northwestern State last Saturday. Southeastern will face league foe Texas State (2-4, 1-1 SLC) on Saturday at 6 p.m. in San Marcos, Texas. The Bobcats, who advanced to the I-AA semifinals in 2005, evened their league mark with a 27-17 victory over McNeese State last Saturday. Saturday's game will be broadcast live in the Hammond area on KAJUN 107.1 FM and on the Internet at
     The Southeastern women's soccer team (9-3-3, 3-0-2 SLC) will look to stay unbeaten in league play with two matches against conference opposition this week. On Thursday, the Lady Lions will be in Huntsville, Texas, to face Sam Houston State at 4:30 p.m. Southeastern will return home on Sunday, hosting new SLC member Central Arkansas at 2 p.m. at the Southeastern Soccer Complex.
     The Southeastern volleyball team (4-17, 0-7 SLC) will take a break from league action on Tuesday, heading to Hattiesburg, Miss., for a 7 p.m. match at Southern Miss. On Friday, the Lady Lions return home to host Texas-San Antonio at 6:30 p.m. Texas A&M-Corpus Christi comes to town on Saturday for a 4 p.m. match in the University Center.
     The Southeastern men's golf team will continue its fall season this week. On Monday and Tuesday, the Lions will compete in the Squire Creek Intercollegiate in Ruston.
     On Friday, the Southeastern men's and women's cross country teams will return to action. The Lions and Lady Lions will head to Natchitoches to compete in the NSU Tri-Meet.
     The Southeastern men's and women's tennis teams will continue fall play this week. The defending Southland Conference Champions will head to Fort Worth, Texas on Thursday to begin play at the Omni Southwest Regional. The tournament runs through next Tuesday.
     Monday, October 16
     Men's Golf, at Squire Creek Intercollegiate, Ruston, 8 a.m.
     Tuesday, October 17
     Volleyball, at Southern Miss, Hattiesburg, Miss., 7 p.m.
     Men's Golf, at Squire Creek Intercollegiate, Ruston, 8 a.m.
     Thursday, October 19
     Women's Soccer, at Sam Houston State, Huntsville, Texas, 4:30 p.m.
     Men's and Women's Tennis, at Omni Southwest Regional, Fort Worth, Texas, All Day
     Friday, October 20
     Volleyball, vs. Texas-San Antonio, University Center, 6:30 p.m.
     Cross Country, at NSU Tri-Meet, Natchitoches, All Day
     Men's and Women's Tennis, at Omni Southwest Regional, Fort Worth, Texas, All Day
     Saturday, October 21
     Football, at Texas State, San Marcos, Texas, 6 p.m. (KAJUN 107.1 FM)
     Volleyball, vs. Texas A&M-Corpus Christi, University Center, 4 p.m.
     Cross Country, at NSU Tri-Meet, Natchitoches, All Day
     Sunday, October 22
     Women's Soccer, vs. Central Arkansas, Southeastern Soccer Complex, 2 p.m.
     Cross Country, at NSU Tri-Meet, Natchitoches, All Day
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Professional activities
An article by Dr. David C. Hanson (English), "Precocity and Sibling Relations: Goethe and Macaulay Family Life Writing," appears in Nineteenth-Century Prose 33, no. 2 (fall 2006).
     Angela Dunnington and Rodney Clare Jackman (Sims Memorial Library) co-presented with J.B. Hill (former head of reference at Sims Memorial Library, now director of public services at Indiana University, Bloomington) "Communication via Text Messaging: New Methods of Reference, Instruction and Outreach" at the LOUIS Users Conference (LUC) 2006 at Louisiana State University.
     Michael Doughty (Chemistry and Physics) recently participated in the National Institutes of Health Synthetic and Biological Chemistry A study section. The study section, held in Washington D.C., reviewed grants submitted for funding in the area of Biological Chemistry.
     Dr. Russell McKenzie (General Business) and Dr. John Levendis of Loyola University had their article, "Policy Effectiveness in the South African Economy," accepted for publication in the African Economic and Business Review.
     Dr. Richard David Ramsey (General Business) has been appointed to an eighth annual term on the Louisiana Society of Certified Public Accountants' Technology Conference Committee. Ramsey, who represents higher education on the committee, assisted the society in staging the 2006 Louisiana Technology Conference during May 24-25 in Lafayette. During the summer Ramsey served as assistant instructor for the Army Reserve's Combined Arms Exercise schools at Camp Ashland, Neb., and Camp Dodge, Iowa, and underwent weapons training at Camp Bullis, Texas, and Fort Sill, Okla.
     Ronald Traylor (History and Political Science) chaired a session on "Louisiana History" at the 25th Annual Gulf South History and Humanities Conference in Pensacola Oct. 5-7, a principal theme of which was the impact of hurricanes and other natural disasters on Gulf Coast history.
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