chef Leah Chase headlines Women's History Month
Leah Chase, New Orleans' legendary "Queen of Creole Cuisine,"
will headline Southeastern's celebration of March as Women's History
Chase, owner and chef extraordinaire
of the Crescent City's popular Dooky Chase restaurant, will speak
on "Food and Community" March 29.
Her lecture, scheduled for 12:30 p.m.
at Sims Memorial Library, will be the finale of the month-long series
that includes a seminar on communication skills for women and lunchtime
lectures on topics ranging from heroines of the French Revolution
and Auschwitz to the history of women's undergarments. Most events
are free and will also be held at the library.
March 6, 12:30 p.m. -- In "The French Revolution's Greatest
Heroine," Katherine Kolb, a member of Southeastern's foreign
languages and literatures faculty, will introduce the remarkable
life of Olympe de Gouges. One of many idealistic republicans beheaded
during the French Revolution's Reign of Terror, de Gouges' "crime"
was to demand liberty and equality for women as well as men -- and
blacks as well as whites.
March 7, noon -- Southeastern associate professor of history
Judith Fai-Podlipnik, who has extensively research and lectured
on the Holocaust and is a specialist on Hungary in World War II,
will present "To Be a Woman in Auschwitz: Voices from a Tragic
March 13, 12:30 p.m. -- Mississippi State University communication
professor Rebekah Ray will look at "Hodding, Hammond, Huey
and Hoo-ey: Betty Werlein Carter and 'The Hammond Daily Courier.'"
Ray will discuss the many contributions of Carter, whose career
as a journalist and public relations practitioner began in 1932
when she worked side by side with her husband Hodding at the Hammond
daily newspaper and campaigned against the populist tactics of Gov.
Huey P. Long.
March 14, noon -- The Southeastern Center for Faculty Excellence's
monthly "Lyceum Lights" luncheon lecture series will feature
Southeastern English professor Carole McAllister who topic, "The
Stories Baskets Weave," focuses on Native American literature
and culture. Lyceum Lights is held at Twelve Oaks. Reservation may
be made through March 12 by contacting the center at 985-549-5791
or firstname.lastname@example.org. The $5
luncheon charge is payable at the door.
March 14, noon -- The Southeastern Writing Center will host
a presentation on "Biographical Writing" by Pat Brady,
author of Martha Washington: An American Life and George
Washington's Beautiful Nell. Brady is president of the Tennessee
Williams/New Orleans Literary Festival.
March 16, 9 a.m.-noon -- Southeastern's Small Business Development
Center joins the Women's History Month schedule with "Women
Speak: Communication Skills for Women in Business." The seminar,
designed to help women effective communicators, will be held at
the Small Business Development Center, 1514 Martens Drive. The cost
is $20, $10 for Chamber of Commerce members. Pre-registration is
recommended by contacting the center at (985) 549-3831 or email@example.com.
March 20, 12:30 p.m.-- In "A Brief History of Underpinnings,"
Southeastern English professor Annabel Servat will take a lighthearted
look at the history and evolution of women's undergarments - including
the fact that for many millenniums, they didn't exist at all.
March 21, noon -- Southeastern history professor Margaret Gonzalez-Perez
will present "Reproduction and the State: Eugenics, Birth Control,
and Policy," illustrating the role of government policy in
human reproduction and its effect on women. She will examine the
origin of eugenics, or genetic engineering, and discuss how it coincided
and conflicted with the birth control movement.
March 27, 12:30 p.m. -- William B. Robison, head of Southeastern's
Department of History and Political Science, will explore the reasons
behind the British music community's antipathy toward a controversial
prime minister in "Bashing Maggie: The British Pop Music War
Against Margaret Thatcher." He will provide musical examples
of musical attacks by widely divergent performers such as the Clash,
Elvis Costello, Jethrol Tull, Paul McCartney, and Sting.
March 28, noon -- Tulane University history professor Rachel
Devlin will present "Teenage Girls and School Desegregation
in the 1940s." Devlin specializes in 20th century American
history with a focus on father-daughter relations, and female adolescents
and sexuality. Her book, Relative Intimacy: Fathers, Adolescent
Daughters and Postwar American Culture, has received exceptional
reviews from both the academic and general community.
For information on Women's History
Month activities, contact Natasha Whitton, 2413, or Judith Fai-Podlipnik,
Organizational Communication Association sponsors
'Communication Skills to Pay the Bills' at St. Tammany Center
Southeastern's Organizational Communication Association, in conjunction
with the university's graduate program in organizational communication,
is sponsoring a workshop for young business professionals on how to
The workshop, "Communication Skills
to Pay the Bills," will take place March 16 at the Southeastern
St. Tammany Center, located on the third floor of the St. Tammany
Parish administrative complex on Koop Dr. in Mandeville.
"We are targeting young people
entering or who have recently entered the workforce," said Suzette
Bryan, assistant professor of communication. Bryan said participants
will receive professional consultation on leadership development,
skill enhancement in working with groups, and advice on oral and written
communication and recognizing nonverbal cues.
The professional development program
begins at 8:30 a.m. with registration and concludes at 4:15 p.m. with
a style show. Lunch is included.
Registration is $40 per person. Participants
will receive a $5 discount on registration by donating a business
suit, which may be brought on the day of the workshop.
Participants can register and pay online
at www3.selu.edu/sttammanycenter/oca. They can also register by mail
by sending a check in advance to Southeastern Louisiana University,
St. Tammany Center, Attn: Communication Skills to Pay the Bills, 21454
Koop Drive Suite #3A, Mandeville, LA 70471. Checks should be made
payable to Southeastern Louisiana University Organizational Communication
Kicking off the workshop is a session
on "Stepping Up to the Plate: Being a Leader." Registrants
can participate in concurrent rotating sessions titled "Groupies
Welcomed: Increasing Your Effectiveness in Groups," "Your
Best Foot Forward: Etiquette and Professionalism," and "Writing
for Results: Hone Your Writing Skills."
Closing out the workshop will be "Clothes
that Work," a style show featuring OCA members, presenters, and
models provided by Dress Barn in Slidell and the Strawberry Patch
Bryan said proceeds from the workshop
will be donated to the memorial scholarship fund established to honor
former Southeastern communication faculty member Betty Attaway-Fink
and her efforts to encourage students in the field of communication.
A member of the Department of Communication faculty since 1999, Attaway-Fink
passed away last July. The scholarship will provide financial support
to a Southeastern communication major.
For more information about the workshop
contact Bryan at (985) 549-3374.
Phi Kappa Phi spring meeting
Members of the Southeastern chapter of Phi Kappa Phi are invited
to the chapter's spring meeting, Wednesday, Feb. 28, 3:30 p.m.,
in Student Union room 223.
The meeting will include election
of officers and new faculty, alumni and student members. The annual
banquet and induction, scheduled for May 2, will also be discussed.
Applications are being accepted through
April 10 for the new Phi Kappa Phi Endowed Scholarship, established
last year in honor of the chapter's 50th anniversary. The recipient
will be announced at the May 2 banquet.
To qualify for the $250 per semester
scholarship, endowed at the "Dean's Level" through a $10,000
donation by the chapter to the Southeastern Development Foundation,
an applicant must be 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.
An application form is available on
the Southeastern Phi Kappa Phi web site, www.selu.edu/phikappaphi.
For additional information about the
Phi Kappa Phi Endowed Scholarship, contact Phi Kappa Phi Secretary
Joan Faust at (985) 549-5477.
Schwartz to premiere Egyptian composition
Southeastern saxophonist Richard Schwartz, an instructor in
the Department of Music and Dramatic Arts, will perform the world
premiere of a musical composition by an internationally acclaimed
86 year-old Egyptian composer.
Schwartz, accompanied by noted percussionist
Kevin Estoque, will perform the world premiere of Halim El-Dabh's
composition "The Miraculous Tale" on Sunday, March 4,
at 7:30 p.m. in the Pottle Music Building Recital Hall.
This event was made possible through
a unique World-Wide
Concurrent Premieres and Commissioning Fund, Inc.
The work, written for alto saxophone
and derabucca (an Egyptian goblet-shaped drum), was inspired by
an event in Boston in which the composer was struck by lightning
For more information on internationally acclaimed composer Halim
El-Dabh visit www.halimeldabh.com.
Other selections to be performed include
an African inspired piece for solo saxophone and works by jazz saxophonist
Tammany Center hosts presentation on global warming
The St. Tammany Center is hosting "Global Warming 101: The
Science of Climate Change and What it Means to Southern Louisiana,"
a special presentation on the science of global warming and its effects
on the state.
The free talk and slide show by Thais
Perkins, assistant director of Southeastern's Lake Pontchartrain Basin
Research Program, is scheduled for March 22, 6-7:30 p.m., at the center,
located on the third floor of the St. Tammany Parish administrative
complex, 21454 Koop Drive, Mandeville.
Perkins was one of approximately 1,000
citizens who were trained to make the presentation as part of the
Climate Project, former Vice President Al Gore's campaign to educate
people and governments about global warming. She was selected from
among thousands of applicants nationwide who volunteered to deliver
the global warming message to their communities. The presentation
is based on Gore's book and documentary, An Inconvenient Truth.
Perkins said she has spent the past
several months making presentations in and around Louisiana, discussing
how individuals and businesses, schools and other organizations can
be a part of the solution to global warming.
"Global warming is real, its impacts
can already be seen and America needs to take action now to confront
the climate crisis. This is the most important environmental issue
of our generation" Perkins said. "I am excited to answer
the call to action on this unprecedented grassroots effort."
Space is limited for the March 22 presentation
and pre-registration is advised. To register, visit the "Global
Warming 101" link at www.selu.edu/sttammanycenter or contact
the center at 985-893-6251 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Perkins will also present "Global
Warming 101" on campus March 27 in the Music Recital Hall, 7:30
For more information on the Climate
Project, visit www.theclimateproject.org.
Wednesday is application deadline for study
It is not too late for students to sign up for a dozen summer
study abroad programs that will be offered in Europe and Latin America.
Applications are still being accepted
for 2007 study abroad programs in Costa Rica, France, Honduras, Austria,
Ecuador, Italy, Germany, and Spain.
The application deadline is Feb. 28.
Some limited scholarships are still available and financial aid can
be applied to study abroad expenses, said Charles Dranguet, interim
director of Southeastern's International Initiatives Office.
"Study abroad really is a passport
to success," said Dranguet. "It adds an invaluable dimension
to a student's academic, cultural, and professional development, and
provides advantages in an increasingly competitive job market. Experiencing
another country and its culture firsthand also helps students to better
understand our own society and culture, our place in the global community,
and our common human heritage."
Through the summer programs, which are
led by some of Southeastern's best faculty, students can earn up to
six hours of academic credit.
They can study business, sociology,
criminal justice and tropical ecology in Costa Rica; nursing in Honduras;
Italian language and English literature in Italy; music and German
language and culture in Cologne; Spanish language in Valencia, Spain;
French language and culture, and biology in France; Spanish, sociology,
anthropology and biology in Ecuador and the Galapagos Islands; and
political science and history in Salzburg, Austria.
Application packages and complete information
on program dates, courses and fees are available online at www.selu.edu/studyabroad
and through the International Initiatives Office, East Stadium, room
PRSSA presents 'Putting on the Glitz' makeovers
Southeastern's chapter of the Public Relations Student Society
of America presents "Putting on the Glitz," a fun event
providing makeovers for faculty, students, and administrators on
Thursday, March 15, at 7 p.m. in the Student Union Ballroom.
To apply, fill out an application
in the Communication Department in D Vickers Hall, room 224. Participants
can nominate themselves or anonymously nominate someone else. All
nominees must be Southeastern students, faculty members, or administration.
Participants chosen will get their
hair, nails, and makeup done at the Aveda Institute in Covington,
Deadline to turn in an application
is Thursday, March 8. Winners will be announced in the Lion's
Roar by Thursday, March 15.
Evans Festival opens tonight
The annual Bill Evans Jazz Festival will feature performances
by jazz great Bill Dobbins, Southeastern alumni, and students, Feb.
The festival, now it its sixth year,
is a tribute to the late jazz icon and Southeastern alumnus Bill Evans
who graduated from Southeastern with honors in 1950, recorded more
than 70 albums, won seven Grammy Awards and earned an international
"All festival events are free and
will take place in Southeastern's Pottle Music Building Auditorium,"
said festival coordinator Richard Schwartz, a member of the Department
of Music and Dramatic Arts faculty.
The schedule includes:
26, 7:30 p.m., Southeastern Alumni Jazz Ensemble. A total of 20
Southeastern alumni will return to campus for this special performance.
27, 7:30 p.m., Southeastern Jazz Combo. The popular student ensemble
will perform a variety of jazz standards, such as "Honeysuckle
Rose," "Little Waltz," "Love For Sale," "Fly
Me to the Moon," "Out of Nowhere," and "Cherokee."
28, 7:30 p.m., Bill Dobbins and Friends. Dobbins is a member of
the faculty of the prestigious Eastman School of Music, where he teaches
courses in jazz composing and arranging, gives applied lessons to
jazz writing majors, and directs the Eastman Jazz Ensemble and the
Eastman Studio Orchestra.
The Arts and Lecture Committee, Department
of Music, and the College of Arts, Humanities & Social Sciences
are providing funding for this year's festival.
For additional information on the Bill
Evans Jazz Festival, contact Schwartz or the Department of Music and
Dramatic Arts, 985-549-2184.
School art teacher Denise Tullier-Holly (left) discusses a piece of
artwork with her student Taylor Hebert.
Lab School's Denise Holly named National Elementary Art Educator
of the Year
Laboratory School art teacher Denise Tullier-Holly has been named
the 2007 National Elementary Art Educator of the Year by the National
Art Education Association.
The award, which recognizes the exemplary
contributions, service, and achievements of an outstanding NAEA member,
will be presented to Tullier-Holly during the NAEA National Convention
in New York City in March.
"Ms. Tullier-Holly exemplifies
the highly qualified individuals active in the field of art education
today: leaders, teachers, students, scholars, and advocates who give
their best to the profession," said NAEA President Susan Gabbard.
Tullier-Holly, who received a master's
degree in education from Southeastern, began teaching art at the Laboratory
School 13 years ago. "Denise is one of the most dedicated teachers
I have seen in my 16 years in education," said Lab School Principal
Dr. Fawn Ukpolo.
Tullier-Holly was nominated for the
national award by her peers in the Louisiana Art Education Association
before being selected by the NAEA. The NAEA membership includes elementary,
secondary, middle level and high school art teachers in 50 states,
representatives from America's major art museums, State Departments
of Education, art councils, and major colleges and universities throughout
the United States and 66 foreign countries.
Last year Tullier-Holly was named Southeast
Regional Art Educator of the Year. According to Tullier-Holly, the
award is not just for what happens in the classroom, but for things
that happen outside the classroom as well.
For Tullier-Holly, her national honor
is not just about teaching. She mentors other art teachers and also
makes presentations to her peers at the NAEA Convention. "It's
service to the big organizations, like NAEA, it's service to Louisiana
art educators, it's service to my community and the teaching experiences,"
When the Tangipahoa Parish School Board
addressed the need for more art education in the curricula last year,
Tullier-Holly and her fellow teachers were on hand to demonstrate
what happens in art and music classes. As a result, additional art
and music teachers were hired this fall.
"We basically want art education
for every student in Tangipahoa Parish and in Louisiana," Tullier-Holly
Tullier-Holly has been inspired by many
along the way, but remembers some specific words about art from retired
Southeastern visual arts professor Gail Hood. "She said, 'Denise,
make sure that it's your own. Make sure that you own it,'" Tullier-Holly
said. "Make certain it's something of yourself, because the students
will feel that. If it's something that you don't know about or feel
uncomfortable with, it's not going to work."
"That ownership of what I do, what
I offer students is really, really important, and I thank Gail for
those words," Tullier-Holly said.
LPO presents 'March Madness' at Columbia Friday
You get to vote for your favorite composer and pieces to determine
the "Final Four" selection in the Louisiana Philharmonic
Orchestra's "March Madness" concert, March 2, at the Columbia
Theatre for the Performing Arts.
Maestro Stuart Chafez will choose the
rest of the evening's program -- guaranteeing a "slam dunk"
of a musical experience!
Tickets for the 7:30 p.m. concert are $35, Orchestra 1 and Loge; $30,
Orchestra 2 and Balcony 1; and $26, Orchestra 3 and Balcony 2.
Tickets are available online at columbiatheatre.org
or at the Columbia box office, 220 E. Thomas, 543-4371. Box office
hours are noon-5 p.m., weekdays.
Graduating seniors invited to Grad Fair March
Southeastern will host "Grad Fair," the university's "one-stop
shopping" opportunity for graduating seniors, March 8-9 at the
The annual event gives graduating seniors
the opportunity to take care of a variety of graduation-related tasks
Grad Fair hours are noon-5 p.m. on March
8, and 9 a.m.-3 p.m. on March 9.
Students who expect to graduate in May
can order caps and gowns, class rings and Southeastern memorabilia.
They also can take a graduation photo; obtain graduation and alumni
information; complete financial aid and student exit surveys, and
visit a variety of booths offering services to prepare them for commencement.
For additional information, call Leadership
Development/Student Activities at 985-549-2233.
Students competing in regional Kennedy Center
American College Theatre Festival
Three Southeastern students are participating in the Irene Ryan
Acting Scholarship Competition at the Region VI Kennedy Center American
College Theatre Festival in Tulsa, Okla., Feb. 26-March 3.
Actors Shiloh Klein of Hammond, Sara
Boykin of Covington, and Marjorie Parker of Baton Rouge were selected
for the prestigious competition based on their performances in Southeastern
Theatre's production of 4.48 Psychosis. The controversial
drama by the late British playwright Sarah Kane was staged last
November at Southeastern's Vonnie Borden Theatre.
A fourth student, Lydia Caballero
of Slidell, will also participate at the regional festival in a
competition for stage managers. Caballero was stage manager for
All four students were chosen for
regional competition by a panel of visiting judges who viewed 4.48
Psychosis and, in the case of Caballero, evaluated a portfolio
of her work, said James Winter, Southeastern theater instructor
and director of 4.48 Psychosis.
The KCACTF's Region VI includes Louisiana,
Arkansas, Texas, New Mexico and Oklahoma.
Winter said the Southeastern actors face a rigorous three-round
competition. With an acting partner each student will perform a
three-minute scene in the first round, repeat the scene along with
a second contrasting scene in the second round, and deliver both
scenes as well as a monologue in the final round.
Two regional winners will be chosen to compete at the national Kennedy
Center American College Theatre Festival in Washington, D.C.
Also attending the festival as the
students' acting partners are Danny Thomas, a Southeastern alumnus
who will partner with Klein; Parker's partner, Jaren Mitchell of
New Orleans; and Boykin's partner, Lanie Moore of Baton Rouge.
Winter, who was selected for the national
competition while a student at the University of New Orleans, said
he is excited that his students have the opportunity to experience
the festival and competition.
"With the exception of Shiloh,
this is a first for them," he said. "It's a week full
of theater with hundreds of students, and great opportunities for
Outside employment forms for the July 1, 2006 through June 30,
2007 reporting period may now be submitted. Outside employment performed
any time during the reporting period must be approved.
The University of Louisiana System
requires that all full-time Southeastern employees, including those
who may become temporary full-time employees, annually disclose
whether or not they participate in any outside employment activities.
The Policy recognizes employees' right to engage in outside employment,
as long as it is within the proper parameters as established by
Employees who are involved with contracts
or agreements between Southeastern and an outside employer must
submit a list of all such employment.
The online form and instructions for
completing the form are available
here. Please copy the form to one page.
Those who have completed forms since
July 1, 2006, including as part of your employment packet, are not
required to complete an additional form, unless you have entered
into new outside employment since completing the original form.
Those of you who have not completed a form since July 1, 2006 are
requested to do so now.
An annual information report listing
all outside employment that has been approved and is currently in
force under this policy is kept on file at Southeastern.
If you have questions about this form,
contact Rissie Cook in Human Resources at 549-2347.
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; walk-ins are
welcome, if space is available. Please call the center to verify.
For information, contact the center at 5791 or email@example.com.
Crunch & Munch! Crunch
new ideas and information while you munch on a great lunch! In a
special 'Tuesday T-Time,' the center continues its series of Tuesday
talks that focus on teaching and faculty issues. On Tuesday, Feb.
27, 12:30-1:30 p.m., Tinsley 103, Dr. Louise Plaisance, assistant
professor of nursing, and Lodonna Guillot, reference librarian,
will present "Writing for Professional Publications."
Dr. Plaisance has presented more than
20 publications and has given numerous presentations on publishing.
The workshop will address steps in publishing, reasons why manuscripts
are rejected, and appropriate sources for publication.
Since lunch will be served, we need
a head count! For reservations, contact the center today, firstname.lastname@example.org,
Introduction to Power Point, Wednesday,
Feb. 28, 9-10:45 a.m. The workshop is designed to introduce
the functionality and assist faculty in developing lessons in PowerPoint
to assist in easier presentation of information to their students.
Faculty Development Grant Program.
Proposals are now being solicited for scholarly projects requiring
financial support during the 2007-08 academic year. Each grant award
is for a maximum of $2,000. All full-time faculty members holding
academic rank, excluding those currently holding administrative
appointments above the level of department head, are eligible to
apply. Guidelines. Application
The deadline for receipt of
proposals is 4:30 p.m., Monday, April 16. The deadline has been
extended due to spring break. Proposals are to be hand-delivered
to the Center for Faculty Excellence, Tinsley Annex, room 6. Absolutely
no proposals will be accepted after 4:30 p.m.
CITI - Center's Innovative Teaching
Initiative. The Center for Faculty Excellence is soliciting
proposals to develop innovative courses or to integrate innovative
teaching and/or assessment elements into existing courses. Proposals
must describe projects that go beyond traditional teaching and learning
paradigms. Proposed projects may link learning with the workplace,
enhance courses. Proposals must describe projects that go beyond
traditional teaching and learning paradigms. Proposed projects may
link learning with the workplace, enhance courses with technology,
encourage faculty-student research and interaction, create K-12
and business partnerships for learning, or increase awareness of
All full-time faculty members holding
academic rank, excluding those currently holding administrative
appointments above the level of department head, are eligible to
apply. The deadline for proposals is April 16. Original proposal
and four copies must be delivered to the Center for Faculty Excellence,
Tinsley Annex, room 6 by 4:30 p.m. The application
form is available at this link or at the center. For more information,
contact the center at 5791.
Auditions scheduled in April for 'The Wizard
Mark your calendar: Auditions have been scheduled for the Southeastern
Louisiana University Opera/Music Theatre Workshop's June 22-23 production
of The Wizard of Oz.
Workshop director Charles Effler said
auditions will be held in the Music Annex, room A163 (choral room),
on Friday, April 20, and Saturday, April 21.
He said the show offers a lead role
for a young girl plus a number of leading roles, supporting roles
and chorus parts for children and adults.
On both dates, children entering grades
3-8 in fall 2007 will audition from 3-6 p.m.; auditions for adults,
high school students and university students will be held from 7-8:30
"Southeastern's production will
offer the north shore community an opportunity to participate in
a fully staged production with orchestra, professionally designed
sets, lights and costumes and with professional leadership at every
level," Effler said.
New Orleans director/choreographer
Alton Geno, who staged the recent Southeastern summer productions
of The Music Man, will again join Southeastern faculty and
staff to create The Wizard of Oz.
Effler said Southeastern's production
will cast an extended "Munchkin" chorus and a Jitterbug
dance chorus to give as many young people as possible the opportunity
Three performances of The Wizard
of Oz are scheduled for 7:30 p.m. June 22 and 2 p.m and 7:30
p.m. on June 23 at Southeastern's historic Columbia Theatre for
the Performing Arts, 220 East Thomas St. in downtown Hammond.
"The Wizard of Oz,"
Effler said, "is known all over the world through the Oz books
and the movie starring Judy Garland. St. Louis Municipal Theatre
created the stage version of the show based on the movie in the
early 1940s after the runaway success of the film, released in 1939."
The Department of Music and Dramatic
Arts Opera/Music Theatre Workshop will produce The Wizard of
Oz with the support from the College of Arts, Humanities and
Social Sciences, and the additional support of North Oaks Health
System, Guaranty Savings Bank, Encore Development Corporation, Ed
and Peggy Hoover, Tangipahoa Parish Convention and Visitor's Bureau,
the Louisiana State Arts Council, Louisiana Division of the Arts,
and the Arts Council of Greater Baton Rouge's Decentralized Arts
For more information about auditions
or to make a tax deductible contribution to the production, contact
Effler at 985-549-2249, email@example.com
or SLU 10815, Hammond, LA 70402.
Violence in the Workplace policy acknowledgment
Each year all employees (faculty, staff and student employees) are
asked to review and acknowledge the Southeastern Violence in the
Workplace Policy. Distribution of this information is required by
the Louisiana State Office of Risk Management and is reviewed annually
as part of the university's risk management audit.
If you have not yet signed off on
this policy, please go to this
link for instructions on how to access it on the Blackboard
System. There is a completion deadline of March 15. Thanks to those
who have already completed this process.
For any questions, please contact
Jan Ortego in the Human Resources Office at extensions 5771 or 5435.
National Library Week book sale
Sims Memorial Library is asking for donations of popular reading
material or recent textbooks for the library's National Library
Week Book Sale in April. Besides books, the library will also accept
videos, DVD's, and CD's. Please do not send magazines or journals
(such as National Geographic, Time, Glamour,
etc.), or materials that are moldy, damaged, or otherwise non-saleable.
Donations may be delivered to the
Cataloging Department on the first floor of the library from 7:30
a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday through Friday, through March 31.
Notices about the dates and time of
the book sale will be forthcoming. For more information, contact
Cathy Tijerino at extension 2031 or by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Animal Care and Use Committee established
Southeastern has established an Institutional Animal Care and
Use Committee (IACUC) to regulate the use of all non-human vertebrate
animals for research, teaching, or housing in university animal
facilities. Individuals using any non-human vertebrate animal (in
the lab or in the field) are directed to the IACUC website for guidelines
and forms for animal protocol approval.
Current IACUC representatives include
Penny Shockett (chair), Roldán Valverde (scientist), Beatrice
Baldwin (institutional non-scientist), James Nelson (community representative),
and Dale Peyroux (veterinarian).
Questions regarding the IACUC, animal
protocol approval, or Southeastern's animal facilities may be directed
to Shockett (ext. 3434, email@example.com)
or David Sever, animal facility director, (ext. 3740, firstname.lastname@example.org).
Orientation Leaders dance preview
The 2007 Orientation Leaders are inviting the campus community
to attend their dance preview. Each year, Orientation Leaders attend
the Southern Regional Orientation Workshop (SROW), scheduled this
year at Florida State University on March 2-4.
Orientation Leaders will compete in
the four-minute dance competition featuring "Cinderella's Southeastern
Please join us on Thursday, March
1, at 4 p.m. in Vonnie Borden Theatre.
OSRP sponsors workshop on electronic submission
More agencies are requiring electronic submission of proposals.
Learn more at the Office of Sponsored Research and Programs' "Submitting
the Proposal," scheduled for Thursday, March 1, 2 p.m., in
Tinsley Hall, room103. The free session will familiarize you with
the requirements to make the process effortless. Registration is
suggested, but not required. For more information, contact the Office
of Sponsored Research and Programs at 5312 or email@example.com.
This week in athletics
The Southeastern Louisiana men's and women's basketball teams
will close out their respective 2006-07 regular seasons during this
week in Southeastern Athletics.
The Lions (16-11, 8-6 SLC) have already
clinched a berth in next week's Southland Conference Tournament.
On Thursday, Southeastern will face McNeese State on Thursday at
7:45 p.m. in Lake Charles. The Lions will close out its regular
season on Saturday at 7:05 p.m. at Lamar. Both games will be broadcast
live in the Hammond area on KSLU 90.9 FM and www.LionSports.net.
The Lady Lions (17-10, 9-5 SLC) have
clinched the SLC East Division title heading into the final week
of the season. On Thursday, the Lady Lions head to McNeese State
for a 5:30 p.m. contest in Lake Charles. Southeastern will close
out its home slate on Sunday, hosting Lamar at 2 p.m. in the University
Southeastern's senior class of Brenita
Williams, Tina Wilson, Jazmin Cain, Whitnee Miller, Carmen Labat
and Alejandra Iglesias will be honored prior to Sunday's game. Both
games will be broadcast live in the Hammond area on KSLU 90.9 FM
The Southeastern baseball team (9-2)
will host four games this week at Alumni Field. On Wednesday, Southern
Miss will be in town for a 6:30 p.m. contest. The Lions will host
LeMoyne for a three-game series beginning Friday at 6:30 p.m. The
series continues on Saturday at 3 p.m., before the series finale
on Sunday at 1 p.m. Wednesday's game will be broadcast on KAJUN
107.1 FM. Friday and Saturday's games will air on KSLU 90.9 FM.
The first 200 students in attendance
at Wednesday's game will receive free t-shirts courtesy of the Student
Government Association. During the LeMoyne series, it will be Kids'
Weekend, as children ages 12 and under will be admitted for free
if they wear a Southeastern shirt.
The Southeastern men's golf team will
compete in its second tournament of the spring this week. Southeastern
will be in Houston, Texas for the All-American Intercollegiate on
Monday and Tuesday.
The Southeastern men's and women's
tennis teams will also be on the court this week. The Lions (4-2,
1-1 SLC) will face SLC rival Texas A&M-Corpus Christi on Tuesday
at 1 p.m. in Corpus Christi, Texas. The Lady Lions will host Louisiana-Lafayette
on Friday at 2 p.m. at the Southeastern Tennis Complex.
Men's Golf, at All-American Intercollegiate,
Houston, Texas, 8 a.m.
Softball, at Nicholls State (DH),
Thibodaux, 4 p.m.
Men's Golf, at All-American Intercollegiate,
Houston, Texas, 8 a.m.
Men's Tennis, at Texas A&M-Corpus
Christi, Corpus Christi, Texas, 1 p.m.
Baseball, vs. Southern Miss, Alumni
Field, 6:30 p.m. (KAJUN 107.1 FM)
Softball, at Nicholls State, Thibodaux,
Men's Basketball, at McNeese State,
Lake Charles, 7:45 p.m. (KSLU 90.9 FM)
Women's Basketball, at McNeese State,
Lake Charles, 5:30 p.m. (KSLU 90.9 FM)
Baseball, vs. LeMoyne, Alumni Field,
6:30 p.m. (KSLU 90.9 FM)
Women's Tennis, vs. Louisiana-Lafayette,
Southeastern Tennis Complex, 2 p.m.
Men's Basketball, at Lamar, Beaumont,
Texas, 7:05 p.m. (KSLU 90.9 FM)
Baseball, vs. LeMoyne, Alumni Field,
3 p.m. (KSLU 90.9 FM)
Softball, at Texas State (DH), San
Marcos, Texas, 1 p.m.
Women's Basketball, vs. Lamar, University
Center, 2 p.m. (KSLU 90.9 FM)
Baseball, vs. LeMoyne, Alumni Field,
Softball, at Texas State, San Marcos,
Texas, 12 p.m.
R. Baraya (General Business) has been nominated for the second
consecutive year to participate in the National Hispanic Leadership
Summit March 20-21 in Washington, DC. Baraya, director of the Latin
American Business and Development Initiative in the College of Business,
was nominated by U.S. Senator David Vitter. He is one of 350 individuals
nominated by U.S. senators to participate in the summit.
Dr. Paige L. Schulte (Teaching
and Learning) presented "Exploring Latino Identity" and
"Studying the Past and Future of Females in America" at
the National Council for the Social Studies annual conference in
Washington, D.C., on Dec. 1. Her presentations were part of a panel
on using notable trade books in social studies to promote critical
thinking in the secondary classroom.
English Department graduate assistants
Carrie Casto, Danielle Faucheux, and Michelle Russo recently presented
papers on "The Performing Writing Center" panel at the
Southeastern Writing Center Association Conference in Nashville.
Jayetta Slawson (English) chaired the panel.
Dr. Barbara Forrest (History
and Political Science) was the keynote speaker at the 40th Winter
Conference on Brain Research in Snowmass, Colo., on Jan. 28. The
annual conference was attended by 500 neuro scientists from around
the country and the world. In response to a request for information
about the intelligent design creationist movement, Forrest spoke
on the nature of this movement and the various ways scientists can
counteract it and promote the teaching of evolution.
On Feb. 15, Mary Mocsary (English
Department) presented an active-learning workshop entitled "Uncle
Sam Needs You: Utilizing the Knowledge and Experience of Military
Veterans" at Raven's Outreach Center, Inc., a homeless shelter
in Baton Rouge for veterans. The workshop focused on critical thinking
and general knowledge of Information in multiple disciplines and
how this information can build self-esteem and help in re-establishing
these individuals into society. Ms. Mocsary has been asked to return
in May for another active-learning workshop.
J. Shwalb and David W. Shwalb (Psychology Department)
presented a paper titled "Respect and Disrespect in Japanese
Children, Adolescents, and Society" along with Shuji Sugie
(Chukyo University) at the 36th annual meeting of the Society for
Cross-Cultural Research, on Feb. 23 in San Antonio, Texas. They
also co-chaired a symposium titled "Cultural Values and Beliefs."
Pictured are the international symposium panelists who presented
papers about Vietnamese-American, Japanese, Mayan, Indian immigrant,
and Bosnian/Gypsy-American children and adolescents.