ByLion -- February 26


Women's History Month
Communication skills seminar
Phi Kappa Phi spring meeting
Schwartz premieres music
Global Warming 101
Deadline for study abroad
Putting on the Glitz

Bill Evans Fest opens tonightTullier-Holly honored
LPO 'March Madness'
Grad Fair March 8-9
Students vie at theater fest
Outside/dual employment
Center for Faculty Excellence
Auditions set for 'Oz'

Violence in workplace policy
Books sought for library sale
Animal Care/Use Committee
OL dance preview
Electronic grant submission
This week in athletics
Professional activities

Leah ChaseLegendary 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 Month.
     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.
     Tuesday, 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.
     Wednesday, 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 Past."
     Tuesday, 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.
     Wednesday, 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 The $5 luncheon charge is payable at the door.
     Wednesday, 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.
     Friday, 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
     Tuesday, 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.
     Wednesday, 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.
     Tuesday, 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.
     Wednesday, 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, 5388.|
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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 communicate effectively.
     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 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 Association.
     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 in Mandeville.
     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.
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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,
     For additional information about the Phi Kappa Phi Endowed Scholarship, contact Phi Kappa Phi Secretary Joan Faust at (985) 549-5477.
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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 and survived!
For more information on internationally acclaimed composer Halim El-Dabh visit
     Other selections to be performed include an African inspired piece for solo saxophone and works by jazz saxophonist John Coltrane.
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Thais Perkins and daughter SparrowSt. 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 or contact the center at 985-893-6251 or
     Perkins will also present "Global Warming 101" on campus March 27 in the Music Recital Hall, 7:30 p.m.
     For more information on the Climate Project, visit
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Wednesday is application deadline for study abroad programs
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 and through the International Initiatives Office, East Stadium, room 102, 985-549-2385.
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PRSSA presents 'Putting on the Glitz' makeovers March 15
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, Louisiana.
     Deadline to turn in an application is Thursday, March 8. Winners will be announced in the Lion's Roar by Thursday, March 15.
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Bill EvansBill Evans Festival opens tonight
The annual Bill Evans Jazz Festival will feature performances by jazz great Bill Dobbins, Southeastern alumni, and students, Feb. 26-28.
     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 following.
     "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:
     Feb. 26, 7:30 p.m., Southeastern Alumni Jazz Ensemble. A total of 20 Southeastern alumni will return to campus for this special performance.
     Feb. 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."
     Feb. 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.
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Denise Tullier-Holly and Taylor HebertLaboratory 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," she said.
     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 said.
     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.
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Stuart Chafez 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 or at the Columbia box office, 220 E. Thomas, 543-4371. Box office hours are noon-5 p.m., weekdays.
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Graduating seniors invited to Grad Fair March 8-9
Southeastern will host "Grad Fair," the university's "one-stop shopping" opportunity for graduating seniors, March 8-9 at the Alumni Center.
     The annual event gives graduating seniors the opportunity to take care of a variety of graduation-related tasks and requirements.
     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.
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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 "4.48 Psychosis."
     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 networking."
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Outside/dual employment
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 Louisiana law.
     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.
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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; walk-ins are welcome, if space is available. Please call the center to verify. For information, contact the center at 5791 or
     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,, ext. 5791.
     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.
Call for Proposals:
     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 form.
     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 cultural pluralism.
     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 of Oz"
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 p.m.
     "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 to participate.
     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 Funding Program.
     For more information about auditions or to make a tax deductible contribution to the production, contact Effler at 985-549-2249, or SLU 10815, Hammond, LA 70402.
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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. Thank you.
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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
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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, or David Sever, animal facility director, (ext. 3740,
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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 Story."
     Please join us on Thursday, March 1, at 4 p.m. in Vonnie Borden Theatre.
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OSRP sponsors workshop on electronic submission of proposals
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
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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
     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 Center.
     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 and
     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.
     Monday, February 26
     Men's Golf, at All-American Intercollegiate, Houston, Texas, 8 a.m.
     Tuesday, February 27
     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.
     Wednesday, February 28
     Baseball, vs. Southern Miss, Alumni Field, 6:30 p.m. (KAJUN 107.1 FM)
     Softball, at Nicholls State, Thibodaux, 3 p.m.
     Thursday, March 1
     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)
     Friday, March 2
     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.
     Saturday, March 3
     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.
     Sunday, March 4
     Women's Basketball, vs. Lamar, University Center, 2 p.m. (KSLU 90.9 FM)
     Baseball, vs. LeMoyne, Alumni Field, 1 p.m.
     Softball, at Texas State, San Marcos, Texas, 12 p.m.
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Professional Activities
Aristides BarayaAristides 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.
Barbara and David Shwalb at Texas conference     Barbara 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.
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