ByLion -- October 9


Homecoming 2006
2006 queen, beau courts
Faculty/staff cook off
Children's decorating contest
Homecoming Quiz Bowl

Door decorating contest
Fanfare -- Week Two
PKP general meeting Oct. 11
PKP endowed scholarship
Former FBI agent to lecture
UPD presentations
Center for Faculty Excellence news
Green and Gold Day
This week in athletics
Professional activities

Homecoming 2006 logoHomecoming's coming - 'Roomie Walks the Red Carpet' Oct. 23-28
Southeastern will celebrate Homecoming Oct. 23-28 with the theme "Roomie Walks the Red Carpet."
     And the university will roll out a red -- make that "green and gold" -- carpet of welcome to alumni and friends with a week of spirited activities capped by a downtown Hammond parade and football action in Strawberry Stadium.
     The Homecoming Week schedule will also boast a pair of new twists that Southeastern plans to make Homecoming traditions. Both of these new traditions involve a musical "call to action," said Alumni Association Director Kathy Pittman.
     On "Homecoming Eve," Friday, Oct. 27, Southeastern's Spirit of the Southland marching band will parade through campus, Pied Piper-style, musically leading residence hall students, guests at the Alumni Awards Evening in Twelve Oaks - and anyone else who wants to join in - to the Homecoming bonfire.
     The band will march at 8:30 p.m. from Friendship Circle to the bonfire site adjacent to the Alumni Center on University Ave. Students will already be gathered there for a block party beginning at 7 p.m. The bonfire will be torched at 9 p.m. with a fireworks display to follow.
     The second new musical tradition will take place on Homecoming Day -- Saturday, Oct. 28. At 6:30 p.m., a half an hour before the Lions vs. Stephen F. Austin Homecoming game, the university's victory bell, which is usually pealed to mark touchdowns, will be rung to summons fans into Strawberry Stadium for pre-game activities.
     Those activities will include warm-up cheers with the cheerleading squad, performances by the Spirit of the Southland band and Lionettes, and a parade of Southeastern student athletes, Pittman said.
     "We're going to pipe the sound of the bell over the stadium public address system to call fans into the stadium," she said. "One of our former football players will make the announcement that it's time to 'let the spirit roar.'"
     Homecoming Week will also include a number of time-honored favorites.
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2006 Queen Court 2006 Beau Court
2006 Queen's Court
Chosen to reign over Homecoming festivities, Oct. 23-28, as members of the queen's court were, from left, front, Erica Milligan of LaPlace, Whitney Clark of Baton Rouge, and Johanna Kelly of Chalmette; back, Erin Wheeler of Amite, Casandra Boyd of New Iberia, Ericka Johnson of Destrehan and April Field of Amite.
2006 Beau Court
Members of 2006 Homecoming beau court are, from left, front, Myles Hannaman of Pride, Donta Mills of Baton Rouge, Christopher Barcelona of Marrero; back, Aron Walker III of New Orleans, Cantrelle Larkins Jr. of New Orleans, Anderson "Marshon" Briggs of Baton Rouge, and Christopher Boles of Slidell.
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A Taste of Hollywood…Lion Style!
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.
      To participate, e-mail your name, name of your dish, and category (Sweets or Not-So-Sweets)to by Wednesday, Oct. 18.
     We look forward to sampling your tasty recipes!
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Children's shoebox Float Decorating 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 on or before 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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Wanted: Quiz Bowl challengers!
It's time to start thinking about getting together a team for the annual Homecoming Quiz Bowl tournament, sponsored by Phi Kappa Phi as part of the university's Oct. 23-28 Homecoming festivities. The tournament is scheduled for 2-6 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 24, in the Student Union Theatre. Registration forms and instructions are available at or can be obtained from Faust at 549-5477 or
     Faculty, staff or students who would like to participate but do not have a complete four-person team can contact Faust, who will match up participants.
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Homecoming Door Decorating Contest
Homecoming is quickly approaching and once again the Alumni Association, in conjunction with the Dream Team, is sponsoring the annual Homecoming Door Decorating Contest, specifically aimed at faculty and staff.
     Offices across campus are invited to decorate their office door(s) for Homecoming. This year's theme is "Roomie Walks The Red Carpet."
     A registration form, complete with guidelines, can be obtained by contacting Jackie Dale Thomas at 549-2233 or at her office in 110 of the Student Union.
     First, second and third prizes will be awarded in the form of catering gift certificates from Aramark in $100, $75 and $50 denominations for the winning department.
     The deadline to register is Friday, Oct. 20, at 4:30 p.m.
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John Barry Aquila Theatre Company Margaret Gonzalez-PerezFrom left, John Barry, Aquila Theatre Company, Margaret Gonzalez-Perez

Author John Barry, Aquila Theatre Company this week at Fanfare
Author John Barry is the highlight of Fanfare's second week as well as the headliner of the 2006 season. The author of Rising Tide: The Great Mississippi Flood of 1927 and How it Changed America and The Great Influenza: The Epic Story of the Deadliest Plague in History, Barry shares the week two spotlight with the Fanfare favorite Aquila Theatre Company which returns to the Columbia Theatre for the Performing Arts with Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet.
     Barry, a prize-winning and New York Times best-selling author, is a recognized expert in a variety of areas, including infectious disease, rivers, crisis management, and the media. His books have won more than 20 awards. He will speak on the politics of crisis on Oct. 9 at 7:30 p.m. at the Columbia Theatre.
     Tickets are $12, adults; $10, senior citizens, Southeastern faculty, staff and alumni; $8, group rate; $5, non-Southeastern students. Southeastern students will be admitted free with their university I.D.
     Barry's award-winning books explore the themes of uneven technological progress and how social, economic, and political forces create conditions that worsen "natural" disasters in spite of our best technological know-how. The lessons learned in the way political leaders exacerbated the problems caused by these disasters and the mistakes made in the emergency response still resonate today, particularly in the wake of Hurricane Katrina and the potential threat of another pandemic flu.
     After Hurricane Katrina, the Louisiana Congressional delegation asked Barry to chair a bipartisan working group on flood control. He is co-originator of Riversphere, a $125 million center being developed by Tulane University that will be the first facility in the world dedicated to comprehensive river research.
     He has been keynote speaker at an international scientific meeting on influenza at the National Academy of Sciences, a White House conference on the Mississippi Delta, at many conferences and university functions. The National Academy of Sciences asked him to give the 2006 Abel Wolman Distinguished Lecture. He has appeared on every news network, including such shows as "Meet the Press." He is a frequent guest on NPR and the BBC, has contributed to award-winning television documentaries, and has written for such publications as Fortune, Time, Newsweek, The New York Times Sunday Magazine, Esquire, and The Washington Post.
     Barry is currently Distinguished Visiting Scholar at the Center for Bioenvironmental Research at Tulane and Xavier universities.
     The Aquila Theater Company will return to the Columbia Theatre stage on Oct. 12 at 7:30 p.m. This season the company has chosen Romeo and Juliet, Shakespeare's unmatched vision of uncompromising true love. Set in the city of Verona, the compelling and tragic events spawned by two great Italian families' ancient feud are as gripping and dynamic to today's audiences as they were to Londoners 400 years ago. Aquila's highly talented ensemble of British and American actors creates a stylistic adaptation that focuses on the story's major themes and brings the text vividly to life.
     Tickets are $22, adults; $20, senior citizens, Southeastern faculty, staff and alumni; $18, group rate; $12, non-Southeastern students; and $8, Southeastern students.
     Also on the second week schedule are:
      the Then and Now lecture series sponsored by Southeastern's Department of History and Political Science continues. On Oct. 11, 1 p.m., at the Pottle Music Building Auditorium Margaret Gonzalez-Perez will present "History Goes to the Movies, Episode Six: Reel Arabs." The department's international relations specialist and author of a forthcoming study of women terrorists, She will examine stereotypes of Arabs found in modern popular film, the origin of these stereotypes, and how they have changed since Sept. 11, 2001.
      the Oscar-nominated French film Les Choristes on Oct. 11 at 3:30 p.m. in the Music Recital Hall. The free film, part of the Fanfare foreign film series, is rated PG and subtitled in English.
      the opening reception for "Seldom Seen," an exhibit of artwork from local private collections. The reception is scheduled for Oct. 12 from 5-7 p.m. at the Hammond Regional Arts Center, 217 E. Thomas St., in downtown Hammond. Curated by Marjorie Morrison and Michael Ledet, the exhibit will be on display through Oct. 26. Gallery hours are 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Tuesdays through Fridays.
      the Berry Patch Quilt & Art Expo in downtown Ponchatoula on Oct. 14 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Ponchatoula's historic downtown area will be draped with colorful quilts while the Community Center, 300 N. 5th St., will house quilts, dolls, demonstrations, art and a merchants' mall. Afternoon fun includes a "Kids Corner" in the heart of town. Outdoor events are free; Community Center admission is $5. Information is available at (985) 386-7600 or
      "Stories and Jazz" for children on Oct. 14, 10:30 a.m. at the Hammond library, 314 E. Thomas St. The free event will blend stories and toe-tapping jazz in a morning of musical and literary fun.
     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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Phi Kappa Phi general membership meeting
Reminder: Southeastern's chapter of the national honor society of Phi Kappa Phi will hold its general membership meeting on Oct. 11 at 3:30 p.m. in the Student Union's Magnolia Room. All members are invited to attend.
     The chapter will elect fall initiates and discuss events and plans for the academic year, including the Oct. 24 Homecoming Quiz Bowl, the new endowed scholarship and the spring banquet.
     For information, call President Donnie Booth, 3772, or Secretary Joan Faust, 5477.
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Phi Kappa Phi seeks applications, contributions for endowed scholarship
Southeastern's chapter of the Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi is seeking applicants for its new scholarship, established last year in honor of the chapter's 50th anniversary.
     The first recipient of the new Phi Kappa Phi Endowed Scholarship will be announced at the chapter's annual banquet, scheduled for May 2, 2007, said President Donnie Booth, dean of Southeastern's College of Nursing and Health Sciences.
     The $250 per semester scholarship, endowed at the "Dean's Level" through a $10,000 donation by the chapter to the Southeastern Development Foundation, will be awarded to an active Phi Kappa Phi member who is a full-time student with a minimum 3.5 grade point average and is "of moral character that exemplifies the spirit and intent of Phi Kappa Phi."
     Recipients, who will be chosen by a scholarship selection committee, can retain the scholarship for two semesters if they continue to meet the selection criteria. Scholarship committee members are Southeastern faculty retirees Lou Ballard, Carole Corkern, Earl Corkern, Howard Nichols, and Paul Riggs, and Southeastern chapter officers Joan Faust, secretary; Katherine Pedersen, treasurer; and Christina Chapple, public relations.
     An application form is available on the Southeastern Phi Kappa Phi web site, April 10, 2007 is the application deadline.
     To build upon the scholarship's initial endowment, the chapter is inviting members to make additional contributions. Contribution forms, including a payroll deduction form for Southeastern employees, are also available on the Phi Kappa Phi web site.
     "Contributing to the scholarship fund is an excellent opportunity for our members to show their interest in the continued success of our students and in the continued excellence of the Southeastern chapter of Phi Kappa Phi," said Booth. "Giving to the Phi Kappa Phi Endowed Scholarship Fund is also an excellent way to remember and to honor friends, family and colleagues. A memorial gift to Phi Kappa Phi serves to commemorate and celebrate special occasions and special people."
     One way in which donors can contribute to the scholarship fund is by purchasing for $10 a copy of the Southeastern chapter's history, Our History...Our Legacy, available on CD along with a replica of the chapter's original charter. The history was originally written in 1996 by Ballard, long time Phi Kappa Phi secretary and emeritus professor of English. Chapter historian Sarah Spence and secretary Joan Faust, both members of the English faculty, updated the document. Proceeds go to the scholarship fund and a purchase form is available on the web site.
     For additional information about the Phi Kappa Phi Endowed Scholarship, contact Faust at (985) 549-5477.
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Former FBI agent to lecture on interview and interrogation
Special Agent Ricardo E. Fernandez, a retired FBI agent, will present a lecture on interview and interrogation techniques Oct. 18 from 12:30-3:30 p.m. in the Student Union Theatre.
     The free lecture, hosted by the Southeastern Sociological Association, is open to the public and should be of particular interest to law enforcement professionals, said Shannon Forbes Rushing, president of the student organization.
     Rushing said Fernandez, who worked in counterintelligence with the FBI and since retirement has served as a police consultant and trainer, was invited to campus by Michael Wigginton, an adjunct professor in Southeastern's Department of Sociology and Criminal Justice. "The SSA is providing this training opportunity free of charge as a service to the community," Rushing said.
     The seminar will offer interview and interrogation training utilizing the "body language" technique, according to Fernandez. It will incorporate "physical gestures, verbal cues and their implications in attempting to surface deceit in an interview or interrogation situation," he said.
     "Some experts have estimated that as much as 93 percent of communication is 'non-verbal,'" said Fernandez. "Certain eye, hand and body gestures might 'leak' an individual's true knowledge, thoughts or emotions. Specific physical signs might betray their spoken words. An eye blink, an inappropriate smile, the folding of one's arms or the rapid bouncing of both legs while sitting, all might be significant in determining the truth if observed at an inappropriate moment."
     Fernandez has taught interview and interrogation classes for 13 years. He has taught at numerous police academy and post-academy classes and conferences and has been a continuing guest speaker at the Louisiana State Police Academy and the annual Justices of the Peace and Constables conference. He has lectured to federal agencies such as the State Department, Federal Aviation Administration, Transportation Safety Administration and the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. He has also taught interviewing to security personnel at corporations such as BellSouth, Avondale Industries, Ochsner Clinic Foundation and numerous banking and financial institutions.
     A former New Orleans Police Department officer, Fernandez also spent several years as an Office of Naval Intelligence special agent before joining the FBI in 1985, where he was based in Tampa, New York City and New Orleans. He retired in 2004.
     The Southeastern Sociological Association sponsors group functions and learning sessions "to education the student body and our community about social issues."
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UPD offers educational presentations
The University Police Department provides many educational presentations for faculty, staff, and student groups. Topics include contemporary drugs, alcohol issues, personal safety and risk reduction, sexual assault prevention and response, and other topics related to safety and health. Classes are taught by certified instructors and trainers on staff and
     Anyone interested in the classes we offer or wanting to schedule a program or guest appearance to contact our Office of Community Education at 985-549-2009 and speak with Sergeant Patrick Gipson.
     Anyone needing the assistance of a police officer or having questions about our services, classes, and/or programs may visit UPD's office on the first floor of Pride Hall or call 985-549-2222 any time of the day or night. More information about our department, officers, and campus is available at
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This week in 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 e-mail us at
      Tuesday, Oct. 10, 2-4 p.m., Camtasia Workshop -- Faculty will learn the basic skills for working with Camtasia Studio 3, which allows you to crate audio and video lectures or learning supplements. Limit five attendees.
     Wednesday, Oct. 11, 1:30-3 p.m., Windows Tips and Tricks -- The workshop emphasizes features of the Microsoft Windows operating system that will make you more productive. Shortcuts to common tasks, NetStorage, Novell networking, uploading files, attaching files to e-mail messages, connecting projectors to computers, and USB flash memory will be among those items discussed and practiced.
     Thursday, Oct. 12, 9-11 a.m., Windows Tips and Tricks -- This workshop emphasizes learning those features of the Microsoft Windows operating system that will make you more productive. Shortcuts to common tasks, NetStorage, Novell networking, uploading files, attaching files to e-mail messages, connecting projectors to computers, and USB flash memory will be among those items discussed and practiced.
WCET webcast: Make plans to attend WCETs webcast on quality assurance for distance education on Oct. 18 in Tinsley Hall, room 103. Part of the fall 2006 professional development series, the webcast focuses on the growing demands for quality and the frameworks two institutions have put in place to ensure they meet those demands.
     The 75-minute webcast will begin at 1 p.m. Well-known 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.
Mark Your Calendars: Tuesday, Oct. 24, 12:30-1:30 p.m. - Lyceum Lights. This month the series of faculty luncheon lectures will highlight Homecoming: Roomie Rolls Out the Red Carpet by focusing on the Northshore School of the Arts: Cultural Enrichment through Outreach. Featured speakers are Dr. Bryan DePoy, interim director of Northshore School of the Arts; Richard Schwartz, instructor of music, and Rene Fletcher, instructor of art. Lyceum Lights is scheduled for Twelve Oaks. Cost is $5 (payable at the door). Lunch will include Shrimp Creole, served over steamed white rice, tossed salad, dinner roll and bread pudding.
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Green and Gold Day Thursday
Thursday is "Green and Gold" Day, featuring a pep rally and free food at the Student Union mall from noon to 1 p.m. Don't forget to wear your green and gold and come cheer on the Lions.

This week in athletics
The Southeastern Louisiana football, women's soccer and volleyball teams continue Southland Conference play during this week in Southeastern Athletics.
     The football team (1-5, 0-1 SLC) will look to shake off a 14-10 loss at Nicholls State last Saturday in the SLC opener. Saturday's opponent, Northwestern State (2-3, 0-1 SLC) will be looking for its first league win as well, after dropping a 30-20 decision to Sam Houston State at home on Saturday.
     Saturday's game is the Hall of Fame Game and is scheduled to kickoff at 6 p.m. in Strawberry Stadium. Former Southeastern athletes Macky Waguespack (baseball) Becca Weingartner-Stone (women's soccer) and David Bennett (track and field) will be inducted into the Southeastern Hall of Fame. Saturday's game will also be broadcast live in the Hammond area on KAJUN 107.1 FM and on the Internet at
     The women's soccer team (8-3-2, 2-0-1 SLC) will attempt to stay unbeaten in league play this week. On Thursday, the Lady Lions face defending SLC champion Stephen F. Austin at 7 p.m. in Nacogdoches, Texas. Southeastern returns home Sunday to host league rival Northwestern State in a 2 p.m. match at the Southeastern Soccer Complex.
     The Southeastern volleyball team (4-15, 0-5 SLC) will look to get its first league win of the season this week. On Friday, the Lady Lions will be in Huntsville, Texas for a 7 p.m. match at Sam Houston State. Stephen F. Austin awaits on Saturday at 4 p.m.
     The Southeastern cross country team will be back in action this week. The Lions and Lady Lions will compete at the Mississippi College Invitational on Saturday.
     Thursday, October 12
     Women's Soccer, at Stephen F. Austin, Nacogdoches, Texas, 7 p.m.
     Friday, October 14
     Volleyball, at Sam Houston State, Huntsville, Texas, 7 p.m.
     Saturday, October 14
     Football, vs. Northwestern State (Hall of Fame Game), Strawberry Stadium, 6 p.m. (KAJUN 107.1 FM)
     Volleyball, at Stephen F. Austin, Nacogdoches, Texas, 4 p.m.
     Cross Country, at Mississippi College Invitational, Clinton, Miss., All Day
     Sunday, October 15
     Women's Soccer, vs. Northwestern State, Southeastern Soccer Complex, 2 p.m.
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Professional activities
Several faculty in the Department of History and Political Science participated in 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. In a session on "Fragile Lands: The Ecology of the Manchac Swamp, Louisiana," Al Dranguet presented a paper, co-authored with Roman Heleniak, "Return of Hunting and Gathering in the Manchac Swamp," and Sam Hyde presented a film, "The Manchac Swamp: Man-Made Disaster in Search of Resolution," produced by the Center for Southeast Louisiana Studies. Dranguet also served as chair and commentator on a session, "Hurricane Digital Memory Bank: Building a Region-Wide Online Database." In a session on "Disaster Response in the Gulf South," William Robison presented a paper, "Natural Disaster as a Teachable Moment: A Teaching American History Grant in Post-Katrina Louisiana." In a session on "The Many Facets of Race on the Gulf: From Cuba to Jim Crow," Ronald Traylor presented a paper, "Barret Station, Texas: Jim Crow Education in a Majority Black Community." Keith Finley served as chair of a session, "Louisiana History." Hyde served as commentator on a session, "Crime and Punishment in Antebellum Florida." Randy Sanders served as commentator on a session, "New Orleans: Floods, Yellow Fever, and Mardi Gras."
     William B. Robison (History and Political Science) and Ann Trappey (Tangipahoa Parish School District) attended the 2006 Teaching American History Grant Western Regional Project Directors' Conference sponsored by the U.S. Department of Education in Albuquerque, N.M., Sept. 26-27. Trappey is the project director and Robison the academic coordinator for the TAH Grant program, "Louisiana's Role in Traditional American History." Robison also presented a lecture entitled "Was England's Greatest 'Renaissance Man' a Woman? Introducing the Real Elizabeth I" to a Teachers Workshop sponsored by the Renaissance Living History Center (an affiliate of the Louisiana Renaissance Festival) at the Hammond Regional Arts Center on Sept. 30.
     Dr. Barbara Forrest (History and Political Science) was a panelist on Sept. 14 at a symposium entitled "An Interdisciplinary Discussion of the Origins, Evolution and Impact of Creationism in American Society" at Emory University. On Sept. 16, she gave a presentation entitled "Detailing the Intelligent Design 'Wedge Strategy' in Federal Court: Kitzmiller et al. v. Dover Area School District" to the Houston chapter of Americans United for Separation of Church and State.
     Charlotte Humphries (Kinesiology and Health Studies) and Madge Ashy (KHS, retired) published a paper, "'The Confidence I Needed': Elementary Education Majors' Perceptions of Teaching Physical Education," in the July, 2006 issue of Teacher Development. The paper reports elementary education majors' perceptions of their skill in different aspects of teaching physical education and how it had changed in field experiences.
     Drs. Jeffrey Temple and Michael Doughty (Chemistry and Physics) were featured on WBRZ-TV (Channel 2, Baton Rouge)10 p.m. news on Thursday, Sept. 28. The news segment discussed their collaborative West Nile Virus research that is funded through the Louisiana Board of Regents. Three undergraduates, Alex Mattheus, Adriana Dantin, and Tao Lin, were also featured in the segment.
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