for Katrina fountain
Southeastern broke ground last week for a new campus fountain
that will commemorate the members of the Southeastern family
who have been affected by Hurricanes Katrina and Rita.
President Randy Moffett called
the project, which is being funded by the Student Government
Association, "a wonderful addition to an already outstanding
At left, former and current SGA
presidents Paul Donaldson and Aron Walker look at the architectural
renditions of the new fountain with Dean Tammy Bourg and Alumni
Director Kathy Pittman. Below, members of the and SGA and the
administration, joined by guests such as former Vice President
for Student Affairs Patsy Causey and University of Louisiana
System board member Elsie Burkhalter, wield shovels at the groundbreaking.
members of the College of Nursing and Health Sciences were honored
with "Nightingale" awards at the Jan. 20 awards gala of
the Louisiana State Nurses Association Foundation. Dean Donnie Booth
of Hammond, right, was named Nursing School Administrator of the Year,
while School of Nursing instructor Marie Billings of Springfield,
left, received the Volunteer of the Year award as a member of the
LSNA Continuing Education Committee. She is also continuing education
coordinator for the School of Nursing.
Booth named Nursing School Administrator of the Year
Donnie Booth, dean of the School of Nursing and Health Sciences,
has been named Nursing School Administrator of the Year by the Louisiana
State Nurses Association Foundation.
The honor was announced at the association's
"Nightingale Awards" gala Jan. 20 in Baton Rouge. The Nightingale
Awards are the association's highest recognition for quality service,
commitment and excellence among Louisiana registered nurses.
Southeastern School of Nursing instructor
Marie Billings was also recognized at the gala as a member of the
LSNA Continuing Education Committee. The 10-member committee received
the Nightingale "Volunteer of the Year" award for "commitment
to lifelong learning for the registered nurses in Louisiana,"
In nominating Booth for the award, her
colleagues cited her abilities as an accessible, supportive, multitask
administrator. Under Booth's leadership, Southeastern's School of
Nursing has twice been cited with the Nightingale Award for Nursing
Program of the Year, has been recognized as a Center of Excellence
at Southeastern and within the University of Louisiana System, and
has been successfully merged with the departments of Kinesiology and
Health Studies and Communication Sciences and Disorders to become
the new College of Nursing and Health Sciences.
Booth was also described as a role model
for faculty, students and alumni because of her tireless involvement
in professional issues such as supply and demand of nursing personnel,
registered nurse licensure, and nursing education.
As a holiday gift to her colleague (and one of Southeastern's
most famous alumni) Robin Roberts, Good Morning America's
Diane Sawyer presented a full tuition, four-year scholarship
to Southeastern to a student from Roberts' high school, Pass
Christian High School in Pass Christian, Miss.
Sawyer's gift, which was broadcast
on the national morning television show, has created quite
a buzz at the school, according to Principal Kathy Broadway
and guidance counselor Melissa Mannion (shown visiting last
week with Provost John Crain, President Randy Moffett, and
Anthony Ranatza of the Office of Admissions.
Broadway and Amnion visited
campus to learn more about the university in order to ensure
that the student chosen is "a good fit" for Southeastern.
When asked how many of the approximately 80 Pass High seniors
were interested in applying for the scholarship, the high
school administrators laughingly admitted, "All of them!"
"We're very pleased,"
Broadway said, after touring the campus with Ranatza. "We
like the smallness of Southeastern and the excellence of the
academics." She admitted that she did not realize until
making the trip that the campus was only about an hour's drive
from Pass Christian.
Broadway said the school hopes
to announce the scholarship recipient at its awards banquet
in early May. Meanwhile, a Pass Christian High delegation
plans to visit Southeastern again on Junior Day, Feb. 10.
Feb. 15 is graduation application deadline
Faculty and staff are asked to remind students that Feb. 15 is
the final day that students can apply to graduate in May 2007.
The graduation application and payment
deadlines will be strictly enforced, university officials said.
Candidates for associate, bachelor,
and master's degrees can apply for graduation by logging into their
LEONet campus accounts and choosing the "Apply for Graduation"
option. Instructions are available on the "Current Students"
link on the Southeastern homepage or by calling Southeastern's Office
of Records and Registration at (985) 549-2066/62.
The $35 application fee should be paid
directly to the Controller's Office, located on North Campus in the
Financial Aid Building.
students, faculty assist in Crescent City
Faculty and students from the School of Nursing call their
participation in last week's Greater New Orleans Medical Recovery
Week "an eye-opening experience."
Barbara Moffett, head of the
School of Nursing, and faculty members Cathy Cormier, Kristin
Whitty, Penny Thomas, Tonia Vessel and Robin Brou accompanied
approximately 40 senior and junior nursing students to the
special health care program on Jan. 28, 30 and 31. The week-long
event held in New Orleans East provided a variety of health
care services to New Orleanians, many of whom have had difficulty
obtaining care since Hurricane Katrina.
One student, John Pender, found
his fluency in Spanish in demand, as he was pressed into service
to help Hispanic clients overcome the language barrier. Another
student, Jennifer Morris, commented on how, as a resident
of Chalmette, she could relate to the clients' difficulties
Southeastern students and faculty
assisted with triage, gathering medical histories and screening
vital signs such as blood pressure, pulse and respiration
for clients of the program, which was organized by RAM --
Remote Access Medical Volunteer Corps.
"The first day more than
100 people were waiting outside when we arrived," Cornier
said. "Some of them had been waiting since 5 a.m."
"For many of these people,
this was their only opportunity to seek health care since
[a similar medical service week] last year," Moffett
said. "It was pretty amazing for our students to see,"
added Cormier. "We all take for granted that our health
care providers will always be there. This was eye-opening."
Whitty reported that when her
group of students waved goodbye at the end of the day, they
were rewarded with a "standing ovation" from the
grateful New Orleanians they had served.
"It was a once-in-a-lifetime
experience for our students," said Moffett. "Sometimes
they have such a mind-set about nursing being in a hospital.
This was community nursing at its best."
Eight students compete Feb. 7 for Miss Southeastern crown
Blair Abene, Miss Southeastern 2006, will crown her successor, one
of eight contestants in the annual pageant, scheduled for 7 p.m.,
Feb. 7, at the university's Columbia Theatre for the Performing Arts
in downtown Hammond.
The pageant has been a part of Southeastern's
history since 1949, a Miss America preliminary since 1962. The pageant
is sponsored by the Campus Activities Board. Admission is free.
The theme of the 2007 Pageant is "Where
Dreams Come True," said CAB Coordinator Jason Leader.
The emcee for the event is Krystal Boothe,
traffic reporter at WWL television in New Orleans and recent Southeastern
graduate. Entertainment will include vocal selections by Abene, while
Richard Rampino will perform a glow stick routine, with the Lionettes
finishing the night with dance.
Contestants for the 2007 title include
graduate student Melissa Cannino of Hammond, organizational communication;
juniors Brandie Bruno of Independence, social work; Gabrielle Borens
of Baton Rouge, nursing; Kristen Hilliard of Covington, piano performance;
Brandy Hotard of Port Allen, nursing; sophomore Andressen Strong of
Covington, management; and freshmen Amanda Blanchard of Metairie,
nursing; and Michelle Sanderson of Kenner, business.
The contestants will compete in five
categories including personal interview, on-stage questions, swimsuit,
talent and eveningwear.
Leader said the pageant will also again
feature the "People's Choice Award" as a way of collecting
donations for an organization or agency designated by the current
"The contestant whose container
has the most amount of donations, will win the People's Choice Award,"
Leader said. This year, the donations will benefit the Tangipahoa
Association of Retarded Citizens (TARC).
Containers for donations in each 2007
contestant's name will be available in the War Memorial Student Union
Mall Jan. 30-Feb. 7 and in the Columbia Theatre lobby on the night
of the pageant.
Miss Southeastern 2007 will advance to the Miss Louisiana Pageant
in Monroe, June 14-16. In 2006, Abene was runner-up in the state pageant.
For additional information, call ext.
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Southeastern co-sponsors Tangipahoa Heart Walk
Join the fun - and help save a life - by participating in the
Tangipahoa Heart Walk, Feb. 10, beginning at the Pennington Student
The annual event is co-sponsored by
Southeastern's College of Nursing and Health Sciences.
Registration is 8:30 a.m. with the walk beginning at 9 a.m. To sign
up, visit http://tangipahoaheartwalk.kintera.org.
For more information contact Scott Bourgeois,
AHA regional director, (985) 640-7556 or email@example.com
or Dean Donnie Booth, ext. 3772 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Nominees for Alumni senior awards sought
Each year at the annual Division of Student Affairs Convocation,
several outstanding graduating seniors are specially recognized.
Nominees must fit the following criteria:
or higher overall GPA.
receiving their degree at spring 2007 commencement.
actively in at least two extracurricular activities/organizations.
Award winners receive a monetary stipend
and other awards that are presented at the Division of Student Affairs
Anyone who would like to nominate
a student should send the student's name to the chairman of the
Senior Awards Committee, Jackie Dale Thomas, Faculty Box 10414 or
drop it off in Student Union, room 110.
The deadline for submitting names
is Friday, March 2. Feel free to contact Ms. Thomas at 549-2233
or email@example.com if you
have any questions.
Tiley (left) is one of only a dozen recipients nationwide of the $10,000
scholarship for college students with Crohn's Disease. Also shown
is Stuart Stewart, interim executive director of Louisiana Campus
Compact and a member of Southeastern's foreign languages faculty,
who encouraged Tiley to apply for the scholarship and wrote a letter
Southeastern student awarded prestigious scholarship
Sophomore John Tiley of Hammond is one of only a dozen students
nationally to be awarded a $10,000 UCB Crohn's Scholarship.
UCB, a global biopharmaceutical company,
develops treatments for inflammatory diseases such as Crohn's, which
affects the digestive system. The company created the pilot scholarship
program last year.
Tiley was diagnosed with Crohn's Disease
at the age of six, but has been determined not to let the chronic
illness affect his life. Despite many absences from school, he has
never made a grade lower than an "A" since kindergarten.
"I didn't want to be defined by
the disease. I want to be treated like everyone else. I don't want
to use my disease as an excuse," he said. "Even if I was
sick, I would always force myself to go to class or to do what I needed
to get things done."
A pre-med biology and Spanish major,
Tiley did have to take a medical leave from Southeastern last semester.
"Last semester, since I was in the hospital for so long, I couldn't
finish," he said.
While on medical leave from Southeastern, Tiley traveled to Cleveland
seeking specialized treatment. There he saw a flyer advertising the
scholarship and decided to apply.
"The whole part of the scholarship
is reaching beyond boundaries," he said. "In a one-page
essay, I had to explain what I would do with the scholarship, how
it would benefit me, and how I have reached beyond boundaries in my
everyday life coping with Crohn's Disease."
In addition to the essay, Tiley also
had to submit letters of recommendation. One such letter was written
by Stuart Stewart. Interim executive director of Louisiana Campus
Compact - a service learning consortium of Louisiana universities
-- Stewart was also a member of Southeastern's foreign languages faculty.
Tiley was the only freshman in her upperlevel Spanish 303 class.
According to Stewart, Tiley "was
one of the most perceptive students I've had. He was able to understand
the nature of reflective learning." Stewart also describes Tiley
as a very dedicated and hard working student who is able to adapt
to the conditions that exist with service learning. She was very impressed
with a piece that he wrote for her class that integrated his community
service with his academic learning.
Tiley wants to attend medical school
to become a pediatric gastroenterologist. "I've always loved
sciences and medicine. If I was a gastroenterologist I could relate
to my patients on a whole different level, having experienced what
they have first hand," Tiley said. "I'd like to be able
to see how different medications evolve over the years and how treatments
for Crohn's Disease and ulcerative colitis progress, because right
now there is no cure for the disease. All they can do is treat the
In addition to receiving the scholarship,
Tiley and a guest are being flown to Washington D.C. in May for National
Digestive Diseases Week, where top gastroenterologists from around
the world will convene for a conference. He will be awarded the scholarship
during a special banquet and will have the opportunity to tour the
city for the first time with one of his biggest supporters, his mother.
Tiley is the son of Susan and George Tiley of Hammond.
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PPR training for employees
A brief training program on the Performance Planning and Review
(PPR) process will be offered to classified employees on Thursday,
Feb. 8, from 9:30-11 a.m. in University Center room 139.
Topics to be covered include the PPR
rating system and its factors, planning sessions, and timetables of
which employees should be aware.
The training will help classified employees
better understand the process which is used in evaluating their performance.
Classified employees planning to attend should get their supervisor's
permission and register by e-mailing Sharon Sparacello at firstname.lastname@example.org
or by calling ext. 5435.
OSRP spring workshop series
The Office of Sponsored Research and Programs' spring series
of free informational sessions begins Thursday with "Starting
Point: Locating Funding Sources." All sessions are scheduled
for 2 p.m. in Tinsley Hall, room 103. Registration is suggested,
but not required. For more information, please contact the Office
of Sponsored Research and Programs at 985-549-5312 or e-mail email@example.com.
Seminars in February include:
Successful and Persuasive Grant Proposals -- Thursday, Feb.
8. Discussion will include proven key elements of successful grant
proposals, along with helpful hints for developing an outstanding
proposal and creative and persuasive writing techniques.
the Proposal Budget -- Thursday, Feb. 15. Session provides guidance
in constructing a realistic budget, including personnel, fringe,
travel, supplies, operating costs, acquisitions, and indirect costs.
Cost sharing/matching fund examples will be provided.
For March seminars, visit: www.selu.edu/news_media/bylion/2007/jan_22/index.html#OSRP.
to compete in national 'Young Artists' competition
Southeastern violinist Milena Rusanova will compete next month
in the national finals of the Music Teachers National Association
Young Artist Competitions.
"This is the first time a Southeastern
student has advanced to the national level of MTNA competition,"
said David Evenson, head of Southeastern's Department of Music and
Dramatic Arts. "We are delighted for Milena Rusanova and extremely
proud of her accomplishment. No one in the department works harder
than she does, and we will be cheering her on when she competes for
the national prize."
The national competition is scheduled
for March 25-26 in Toronto, Canada.
Rusanova, who is from Ruse, Bulgaria,
is a graduate student in violin performance in the studio of Yakov
Voldman, director of Southeastern's string program and the Southeastern
Chamber Orchestra. She will be accompanied in the competition by pianist
Henry Jones, Southeastern assistant professor of music.
Rusanova advanced to the finals by winning
the string division in the MTNA Young Artist Competitions on the state
and district levels. The district competition, which included student
musicians from Louisiana, Texas, Arkansas and Oklahoma, was held at
the University of Oklahoma Jan. 26-28.
Alma Iuliano, a sophomore from Brasov, Romania, also competed after
winning the Young Artist Piano division on the state level. She is
a student Southeastern music professor Kenneth Boulton.
Rusanova began studying the violin at
the age of five at the High School of Arts in Ruse. She completed
her bachelor's degree in violin performance at the Pancho Vladigerov
National Academy of Music in Sofia, Bulgaria. She has participated
in masterclasses with Dina Shnaiderman and Devi Erlih and studied
chamber music in Austria. In 2001 she won an award for her performance
of a Bulgarian piece in an international competition in Sofia.
"I would like to thank Dr. Evenson
and the administration at Southeastern for all their assistance and
support," Rusanova said.
to perform with Monroe Symphony
Zhaolei Xie, an undergraduate piano performance major, won the
Monroe Symphony Young Artists Competition and, as his prize, will
perform with the symphony on April 21.
Xie, a student of David Evenson, head
of the Department of Music and Dramatic Arts, will perform Liszt's
Piano Concerto No. 1 in E-flat Major. He also received a $700 cash
Xie began his piano studies at the age
of eight, and entered the middle school of the China Central Conservatory
of Music in Beijing in 1993. While studying at the St. Petersburg
State Conservatory in Russia from 2002-2005, he participated in the
Alexander Scriabin International Piano Competition in Moscow and performed
in masterclasses with Leslie Howard.
Arriving in New Orleans just two days
before Hurricane Katrina in August 2005, Xie is pursuing his bachelor's
degree in piano performance at Southeastern. In 2006, he won first
place in the Young Artist Division of the Tourgee DeBose National
Piano Competition in Baton Rouge. He was also a winner in the college
division of the Bradshaw & Buono International Piano Competition,
which led to his New York City debut at Weill Recital Hall of Carnegie
Hall on May 21, 2006.
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Submit student writing for The Pick
March 16 is the deadline for faculty members to submit student
writing for The Pick, a journal of outstanding student works
from across the university curriculum published each semester by the
English Department and the Southeastern Writing Center.
Submissions are encouraged from all
departments. Both graduate and undergraduate students may submit works,
but each work must have been created for a course at Southeastern.
Faculty members may submit student works of exceptional quality or
students may submit works themselves with a faculty member's approval.
Copies of The Pick, submission
forms, and guidelines are available at the Southeastern Writing Center,
D Vickers 383. Please contact The Pick at firstname.lastname@example.org or ext.
2076 with any questions.
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 ext. 5791 or email@example.com.
Friday, Feb. 9 -- Introduction
to Blackboard-Gradebook: The workshop will familiarize faculty with
the functions of Gradebook. It will cover adding grades, weighting,
symbols and exporting grades into Excel. It will briefly touch on
"testing" in Blackboard. A brief overview of other options
in Blackboard will also be given.
Your Calendars for Lyceum Lights, Tuesday, Feb. 13, 12-30-1:30
p.m., at Twelve Oaks. This month's program features "Southeastern's
Regional Locations" with guest speakers Stella Helluin, director
of the St. Tammany Center, and Joan Gunter, director of university
programs at the Livingston Literacy and Technology Center.
Lunch will include chicken with pasta,
zucchini, yellow squash and black olives, served with a tossed salad,
breadsticks and chocolate cream pie. A set lunch charge of $5 is payable
at the door. Please RSVP by Friday, Feb. 9 at ext. 5791 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
The deadline for receipt of proposals
is Monday, April 16, 4:30 p.m. (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.
SLWP accepting applications for summer institute
The Southeastern Louisiana Writing Project (SLWP) is now accepting
applications for its 16th Invitational Summer Institute on the Teaching
"The institute is designed for
teachers who use writing in their classrooms, have questions about
teaching writing, are eager to share their knowledge, and wish to
learn from other experienced classroom teachers," said SLWP
Director Richard Louth.
The institute will meet Monday-Thursday,
9 a.m.-3:30 p.m. June 26-July 28 in the Southeastern Writing Center
on the third floor of D Vickers Hall.
All selected kindergarten-college
teachers from across the curriculum will study the teaching of writing,
reflect on their own teaching styles, and share their best teaching
practices with each other.
Participants will also be given the
opportunity to work on personal and professional writing and to
develop workshops on teaching writing suitable for delivery as inservices
programs to local schools. Participants
become Summer Fellows at the university and receive a stipend and
materials as well six hours of graduate credit (three hours in English;
three hours in education) and tuition.
Applicants should submit their resume;
a brief description of a writing activity used in their classroom;
a letter of nomination from a supervisor or from a member of SLWP;
and a page containing name, address, phone number, e-mail address,
W# (if applicable), and Social Security number, as well as school
and grade level where the applicant currently teaches. Applications
will be considered until the Institute is filled, and on-campus
interviews will take place beginning in February.
Applications can be e-mailed to email@example.com
or addressed to Dr. Richard Louth, SLU 10327, Hammond, LA 70402.
For information, contact Louth at ext. 2102 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Also visit the SLWP web page, www.selu.edu/acad_research/programs/slwp/.
Civil Service essentials for being an effective
The Comprehensive Public Training Program (CPTP), a part of
the Louisiana Division of Administration, is sponsoring a free seminar
for supervisors of classified employees. The program, "Civil
Service Essentials for being an Effective Supervisor," will
be held on Tuesday, Feb. 13, 8:15 a.m.-3:30 p.m., in University
Center room 139
Participants will discuss a variety
of supervisory responsibilities within the context of the Civil
Service system, and will learn why the merit system was created
and ways through which they can better manage employees' behavior,
schedules, and performance.
Topics include an overview of the
supervisor's fundamental role in the PPR process; dos and don'ts
of interviewing and reference checking; avoiding harassment and
discrimination in the workplace; prohibited political activities
for classified employees; managing employees' work schedules; assigning
duties to employees; a supervisor's role in the chain of command;
and how to orient new employees.
Pre-registration and supervisory approval
are required. This and other CPTP programs can be used toward a
variety of state certifications.
For more information and to register,
contact Jan Ortego at the Training Section of the Human Resources
Office, ext. 5771.
Call for public comment on applicants for
In accordance with the Council on Academic Accreditation's (CAA)
Policy and Procedures on Public Comment the CAA is seeking public
comment as part of its review of the Southeastern Louisiana University's
Department of Communication Sciences & Disorders graduate education
program in speech-language pathology application for re-accreditation
by the CAA.
Individuals who wish to provide input
about a CAA-accredited program seeking continued accreditation may
do so in two ways:
-- by submitting written comments
prior to the accreditation site visit in accordance with the procedures
specified in the Policy and Procedures on Public Comment. Comments
should be submitted to: Accreditation Public Comment, Council on
Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology
(CAA), American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, 10801 Rockville
Pike, Rockville, MD 20852, email@example.com, 301-571-0481
-- by providing comments to the site
visit team during the program's scheduled site visit on March 5,
2007, at 4 p.m. in room 209, Charles W. Campbell Hall.
All comments must:
-- relate to a program's compliance
with the published Standards for Accreditation of Graduate Education
Programs in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology (Standards),
effective January 1, 1999, AND
-- identify the specific program seeking
candidacy, initial accreditation, or continued accreditation with
Comments that do not meet the requirements
as articulated in the Policy and Procedures on Public Comment will
not be considered, and the individual or group commenting will be
Copies of the Standards and/or the
CAA's Policy and Procedures on Public Comment (PDF format) are available
on the ASHA Web site. These documents also may be obtained by sending
a written request to the Accreditation Office at ASHA, 10801 Rockville
Pike, Rockville, MD 20852, by calling ASHA's Action Center at 1-800-498-2071,
by sending an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org or on ASHA's web
site at http://asha.org/about/credentialing/accreditation/.
Tangi Home Show Feb. 6
The Tangipahoa Homebuilders Association's Home Show is scheduled
for 4-8 p.m., Feb. 6, at Twelve Oaks. Admission is $5 with children
12 under admitted free. (A discount admission coupon is available
in the Daily Star.
The Tangipahoa Homebuilders Association
is a university scholarship sponsor. For additional information
about the home show, contact 543-0023.
This week in athletics
The Southeastern spring athletic season will be in full swing
with the start of the baseball, softball and men's tennis seasons
during this week in Southeastern Athletics.
The Lion baseball team will open its
second season under head coach Jay Artigues on Friday, facing Tulane
at 6:30 p.m. at Zephyr Field. On Saturday, the two teams will be
in Hammond for a 1 p.m. contest at Alumni Field in the Lions' home
opener. The series concludes on Sunday back in New Orleans, with
first pitch scheduled for 1 p.m. at Zephyr Field. Friday and Sunday's
games will be broadcast live in the Hammond area on KSLU 90.9 FM
and on the Internet at www.LionSports.net.
For the third consecutive year, the
Lady Lion softball team will host the three-day Lion Classic at
North Oak Park to open the season. The six-team tournament opens
on Friday at 3 p.m. with Southeastern facing Southern. The Lady
Lions are slated to play in three games on Saturday, facing Troy
(10 a.m.), Mississippi Valley State (3 p.m.) and Tennessee-Martin
(5:30 p.m.). On Sunday, Southeastern closes the tournament versus
Louisiana-Monroe at 12:30 p.m.
The Southeastern men's basketball
team (14-8, 6-3 SLC) will head to Texas for a pair of league battles.
On Thursday, the Lions will take on Texas-San Antonio at 7 p.m.
in the UTSA Convocation Center. League-leading Texas A&M-Corpus
Christi awaits on Saturday. Tip-off is scheduled for 12 p.m. Both
games will be broadcast live in the Hammond area on KSLU 90.9 FM
and on the Internet at www.LionSports.net.
The Southeastern women's basketball
team (15-7, 7-2 SLC) will host a pair of league foes this week,
as the Lady Lions look to extend their five-game winning streak.
Southeastern, which leads the SLC East Division by two and a half
games, hosts UTSA on Thursday at 7 p.m. and Texas A&M-Corpus
Christi on Saturday at 3 p.m.
Thursday will be "Take A Kid
to the Game Night" at the University Center. Children under
12 will be admitted free. In addition, Springfield and Albany High
School students will be admitted for a $1 with a school ID. Saturday
will be "Sweetheart Night," as one lucky couple will win
a special Valentine's Day gift package.
The future of the Southeastern football
program will become clearer this week, as Wednesday is National
Signing Day. A Southeastern Signing Day Bash will be held at 5 p.m.
in the Landmark Hotel. The event will allow fans a first look as
Southeastern tacks up its 2007 recruiting class, will feature food
and refreshments as well as giving those in attendance the opportunity
to meet and mingle with head coach Mike Lucas and his staff and
hear comments regarding this year's class. The event will begin
at 5 p.m. and admission is free.
The defending Southland Conference
regular season champion Southeastern Louisiana men's tennis team
will open the 2007 campaign this week. On Friday, the Lions host
Centenary at 1 p.m. at the Southeastern Tennis Complex.
The Lady Lion tennis team (1-0) will
also be in action this week. On Wednesday, Southeastern will be
in Mobile, Ala. for a 1 p.m. match at South Alabama. Louisiana Tech
plays host to the Lady Lions on Saturday for a 4 p.m. match.
Football, Signing Day Bash, Landmark
Hotel, 5 p.m.
Women's Tennis, at South Alabama,
Mobile, Ala., 1 p.m.
Women's Basketball, vs. Texas-San
Antonio, University Center, 7 p.m.
Men's Basketball, at Texas-San Antonio,
San Antonio, Texas, 7 p.m. (KSLU 90.9 FM)
Baseball, at Tulane, New Orleans (Zephyr
Field), 6:30 p.m. (KSLU 90.9 FM)
Softball, vs. Southern (Lion Classic),
North Oak Park, 3 p.m.
Men's Tennis, vs. Centenary, Southeastern
Tennis Complex, 1 p.m.
Women's Basketball, vs. Texas A&M-Corpus
Christi, University Center, 3 p.m.
Men's Basketball, at Texas A&M-Corpus
Christi, Corpus Christi, Texas, 12 p.m. (KSLU 90.9 FM)
Baseball, vs. Tulane, Alumni Field,
Softball, vs. Troy (Lion Classic),
North Oak Park, 10 a.m.
Softball, vs. Mississippi Valley State
(Lion Classic), North Oak Park, 3 p.m.
Softball, vs. Tennessee-Martin (Lion
Classic), North Oak Park, 5:30 p.m.
Women's Tennis, at Louisiana Tech,
Ruston, 4 p.m.
Baseball, at Tulane, New Orleans (Zephyr
Field), 1 p.m. (KSLU 90.9 FM)
Softball, vs. Louisiana-Monroe (Lion
Classic), North Oak Park, 12:30 p.m.
Barbara J. Shwalb and David W. Shwalb (Psychology) have
co-authored two papers for Volume 114 of New Directions for Child
and Adolescent Development: "Concept Development of Respect
and Disrespect in American Kindergarten and First- and Second-Grade
Children," and, with Shuji Sugie of Chukyo University, "Respect
in Japanese Childhood, Adolescence, and Society." The first
of these papers reported on research conducted at the Southeastern
Laboratory School with the assistance of Psychology 335 undergraduate
An article by Pierre Titard and
James DeFranceschi (Accounting), "The Effect of 'White'
vs. 'Colored' Exams on Performance," has been published in
the fall 2006 issue of the Journal of Business and Behavioral
Dr. Barbara Forrest (History
and Political Science) was the 2006 co-recipient with Brown University
cell biologist Kenneth Miller of the American Society for Cell Biology's
Public Service Award. The award ceremony was held on Dec. 10, at
the ASCB's 2006 annual meeting in San Diego. In addition to their
presentations at the award ceremony, Forrest and Miller were also
the speakers for the ASCB's "Practice of Science" session
on Dec. 11.
Beth Stahr and Ladonna Guillot
(Sims Memorial Library) published a chapter in the book titled
Going the Distance: Library Instruction for Remote Learners published
by Neal-Schuman. The subject of their chapter is scheduling and
visiting off-campus classes.
Dr. Marc Riedel (Sociology
and Criminal Justice) has been invited to present "Arrest Clearances:
A Review of the Literature" at the International Conference
on Law, in Athens, Greece, July 14-15. The paper examines the substantial
decline in homicide arrests held for prosecution in the United States
compared to other countries, from 93 percent in 1960 to 62 percent
in 2005 in the U.S. This means that in the most recent year, more
than 6,000 offenders have not been arrested. In part because arrest
clearances are a performance measure for police and police departments,
the problem has received little public attention.
Faculty and students of the Department
of Communication Sciences and Disorders presented sessions at
the American Speech-Language-Hearing Convention held at Miami Beach,
Fla., in November. Presenters were: Ramesh Bettagere, "Differences
in acoustic characteristics of various linguistic stress patterns";
Tara Bordelon, Janice Mitchell, Roxanne Stoehr,
and Lillian Stiegler, "Audio books: Can they help build
literacy?"; Paula Currie, "Katrina stories: Qualitative
interviews"; Rebecca Davis and Lillian Stiegler,
"Better understanding of audiological test results in children";
Kathryn DeKemel-Ichikawa and Suzanne Carr, "Improving
communication in ESL nurses and other healthcare professionals";
Marlene DesRoches, Lillian Stiegler, and Leslie
Westmoreland, "Attention-seeking pretend behavior in a
child with autism"; Marlene DesRoches, Ashley Wrublewski,
and Amy Terranova, "Overestimation of language comprehension
in a child with autism"; Timothy Meline, Roxanne
Stoehr, and Carrie Cranfield, "Stuttering and late
bilinguals: What is the evidence to date?"; Karen Perry,
Ramesh Bettagere, Ashley Durbin, Paula Gomila,
and Tara Bordelon, "Effects of amplification on accent
modification"; Lillian Stiegler and Rebecca Davis, "Collaborative
strategies to facilitate hearing assessment of children."