ByLion -- January 22

Celebrating Martin Luther King Day
Senior Day this Saturday
Focusing on I-12 corridor
'Le Souvenir' takes first place
PPR training for supervisors
OSRP new faculty workshop
OSRP spring programs
Spring non-credit courses
Encore! 2007 schedule
'Too Many Sopranos' cast
'The Pick' invites submissions
SBDC startup seminars
Recruiting foster families
This week in athletics
Professional activities

Martin Luther King ceremony Campus tradition honors Dr. King
Members of Alpha Phi Alpha fraternity light candles before a wreath at the Martin Luther King tree in the War Memorial Student Union park during a ceremony celebrating the legacy of the late Civil Rights leader on Wednesday, Jan. 17.
     The candlelight processional and commemorative program is an annual event, sponsored Alpha Phi Alpha's Kappa Nu Chapter. Participants walked to the union, where Alpha Phi Alpha placed a wreath at the tree. A special program followed in the Student Union Theatre.
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Students, parents invited to Senior Day Jan. 27
High school seniors and their parents are invited to Senior Day at Southeastern on Saturday, Jan. 27.
     Hosted from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. by the Office of Admissions, Senior Day will include tours of the university campus, informational sessions on admissions, financial aid and scholarships, free food, give-aways and door prizes.
     Students and parents can also visit with Southeastern faculty and staff, learn about the university's new housing facilities, and browse displays featuring academic programs.
     Check in is scheduled for 9:30 a.m. at the War Memorial Student Union mall.
     Students can sign up by visiting the "Senior Day" button on the university's home page, They can also contact Southeastern Admissions at 985-549-5637.
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Florida Parishes Economic Development group restructures with focus on I-12 corridor
The Florida Parishes Economic Development Association (FPEDA) announced today that it is restructuring its board and adopting an aggressive new mission and role designed to focus its efforts more intensely on the parishes that make up the I-12 corridor.
     "This region - especially the parishes of St. Tammany, Tangipahoa, Livingston, St. Helena and Washington - is a hotbed of economic activity right now," said William Joubert, president of the organization and director of the Southeast Louisiana Business Center in Hammond, an economic development arm of Southeastern Louisiana University. "In our post-Katrina economy, everyone recognizes that the I-12 corridor will be a major factor in the state's economy. We need to be prepared to capitalize on that reality."
     The FPEDA board is being restructured to include, among others, representatives of Southeastern Louisiana University and area economic development organizations. The intent, Joubert said, is to have a streamlined board that can act more aggressively and quickly in pursuing economic development and job creation opportunities.
     "The I-12 corridor is ideally situated for economic development, and it's time we initiate a major marketing campaign to make business and industry aware of our strong investment potential," said Brenda Reine, executive director of the St. Tammany Economic Development Foundation and a key mover in the FPEDA makeover. "The corridor has the land, workforce, and infrastructure to accommodate strong and rapid business development."
     The St. Tammany organization was recently awarded a $100,000 grant from Louisiana Economic Development to assess the strengths of the region and develop an aggressive marketing plan. The funds will be matched by cash and in-kind services from area organizations and businesses.
     Joubert said the association FPEDA plans to seek other grants to properly plan for and implement infrastructure improvements in the region. The organization is also applying to Louisiana Economic Development for a second round of grant funding designed to take the marketing effort to an even higher level.
     Joubert said the board wants to establish a brand identity for the region, something along the lines of how Silcon Valley is perceived as the hub for computer technology jobs.
     "With a specific brand, we will market the region to the world to help drive high wage, environmentally-friendly jobs to the region," Joubert said. "Our focus on high wage industries is intended to elevate the quality of life and the tax base of the region."
     Southeastern President Randy Moffett said that the university has pledged strong support of the association's efforts.
     "As the primary higher education institution on the north shore, Southeastern's administration has offered its Southeast Louisiana Business Center, research capabilities, faculty and staff expertise, as well as other resources to help facilitate the economic development of the region," he said.
     Joubert emphasized that, "It's important to note that regional economic development is not necessarily about which parish gets a project located in their community; it is about the region getting the project. A regional vision is what is most essential here."
     FPEDA operates in partnership with Southeastern and is housed in the Southeast Louisiana Business Center located near the campus at 1514 Martens Drive.
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Le Souvenir again receives first-place award
For the fifth consecutive year, Le Souvenir, Southeastern's yearbook, has been recognized with a first-place award from the American Scholastic Press Association in New York.
     The 2005 yearbook earned 880 total points out of a possible 1,000, earning an overall general excellence rating and receiving a perfect score in the category of creativity.
     The 2005 Le Souvenir was edited by Morgan Belak of Lutcher, a 2005 Southeastern graduate. Brett Guidry of Mandeville, also a 2005 graduate, was photo editor and senior photographer.
     The American Scholastic Press Association competition judges approximately 2,000 yearbooks annually from institutions such as Clemson University, Temple University, Arkansas State, Michigan State and Lehigh University, said Matthew Tarver, director of Student Publications.
     "For the 2005 Le Souvenir, the staff decided to build the theme around the concept of renewal," said Tarver. "This idea connected directly to many aspects of campus life as each school year, and each semester for that matter, brings a return of campus events and traditions."
     "The reason we selected this theme is because there is always a sense in one's life of renewal," said Belak. "There are passages in life such as college that bring a person to a new place in life, that renew you. You come to college with the hope of becoming a wiser person, and you leave a renewed individual.
     "I could not have asked to work with a better staff," said Belak. "Not often do you find witty, intelligent people who you can work with and have fun with."
     "Over the past few years, the yearbook staffs have worked many long hours, even on weekends and during holidays, to create an annual record of Southeastern that students, faculty and staff can be proud of," said Tarver.
      The 2004 Le Souvenir also received a first-place award from the American Scholastic Press Association and earned a total of 880 points while garnering perfect scores in general page design and creativity. The 2004 edition also received a first-place "Award of Excellence" in the "Yearbook Yearbook" national competition and a fourth-place award for cover design in the Best of Collegiate Design national competition.
     The Le Souvenir staff has won 11 local, regional and national awards in the past six years, including being named the Best Modern Look College Yearbook in 2002.
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PPR training for supervisors
A training program for supervisors who are required to conduct Performance Planning and Reviews (PPRs) on classified employees has been scheduled Jan. 25. Two sessions, offered by the Training Section of the Human Resources Office, will be offered from 9:30-11 a.m. and from 2- 3:30 p.m. in the Human Resources Office Conference room. To register, please contact Jan Ortego at, or extension 5771. Pre-registration and supervisory approval is necessary.
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New faculty workshop Jan. 25
A workshop designed to introduce new faculty to Southeastern's Office of Sponsored Research and Programs is scheduled Thursday, Jan. 25, 2 p.m., in Tinsley Hall, room 103. The program will explain polices and procedures for submitting grants and demonstrated how to search for grant opportunities. Registration is suggested, but not required.
     For more information, contact the Office of Sponsored Research and Programs at
ext. 5312 or
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Office of Sponsored Research and Programs spring 2007 sessions
The Office of Sponsored Research and Programs sponsors a series of free informational sessions this spring. All sessions are scheduled for 2 p.m. in Tinsley Hall, room 103. Registration is suggested, but not required.
     Starting Point: Locating Funding Sources -- Thursday, Feb. 1. If you don't know where to start, this session is for you. The hands-on session provides an opportunity to locate funding sources on the Internet including major federal agency offerings, Louisiana Board of Regents programs, SPIN/SMARTS (a database that identifies federal & foundation grant programs), & GRC (Grants Resource Center).
     Writing 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.
     Preparing 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.
     Submitting the Proposal -- Thursday, March 1. Session details requirements for electronic submission of proposals, an increasingly frequent requirement of granting agencies.
     Meeting IRB/Safety Requirements -- Thursday, March 8. If your proposal requires IRB or Safety/ Hazardous Materials Management approval, this session will familiarize you with guidelines and processes for approval.
     Administering Grant Award -- Thursday, March 15. Now that you have an award, what's next? Knowing how to coordinate with Southeastern's Grants Accounting, Human Resources, and Purchasing will make the administration of a grant easier. Representatives of these offices will be on hand to provide information on procedures and to answer questions.
     Understanding Compliance -- Thursday, March 22. The session will explore federal, state, and university requirements for proper procurement, reporting, etc.
     Writing Sub Contracts and More -- Thursday, March 29. Need to sub contract grant activities? Learn how to navigate Southeastern's Purchasing web site for contract and cooperative agreement examples and requirements.
     For more information, please contact the Office of Sponsored Research and Programs at 985-549-5312 or e-mail
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Non-credit courses for spring 2007
Continuing Education and Special Activities is offering non-credit courses this spring that can help area residents tune up skills, prepare for tests, get fit, be safe, and develop a hobby.
     The 10 courses cover the topics of basic computing, introduction to Word and Excel software, beginning guitar, digital photography, water aerobics, basic motorcycle training, and preparation for the Louisiana Notarial Review and Graduate Record Exam.
     The courses are taught by Southeastern faculty or qualified professionals. Students completing designated non-credit programs will receive Continuing Education Units (CEUs).
     Members of the community can enroll in non-credit courses by registering online (unless otherwise indicated) at or obtaining the necessary forms from the Continuing Education and Special Activities office, University Center, room 103.
     Persons 60 years or older can receive a 15 percent discount, while active alumni receive a 10 percent discount when they present their current Alumni Association membership card.
     The spring 2007 non-credit schedule includes
     LSAT preparation -- Jan. 22, 24, 26, 29, 31, 3:30-5:30 p.m., Fayard Hall; $175 ($17 for text); Charles Dranguet, instructor.
     Basic Computing -- Feb. 5 and 7, 6-8 p.m., University Center, room 203A; $100; Michael Magee, instructor.
     Beginning Guitar -- Feb. 5-March 19 (Mondays only), 7-8 p.m., Fayard Hall, room 220; $45 ($21.75 for text); Stan Hebert, instructor.
     Introduction to Excel -- Feb. 13 and 15, 6-8 p.m., University Center, room 203; $100; Jennifer Blessey, instructor.
     GRE Prep Course -- Feb. 13 and 27, March 13; Teacher Education Center, room 248; $200; Robert Hancock, instructor.
     Basic Motorcycle operation -- two sessions: Feb. 23-25, May 4-6, $100; Edward Patterson, instructor. To register and for information on class times, call (225) 756-4731.
     Louisiana Notarial Review preparation -- Tuesdays, Feb. 27-April 10, Garret Hall, room 77; $435 (includes book); Douglas Curet, instructor.
     Digital & Beyond -- four sessions: Feb. 27, March 20, April 17, May 15; 7-8:30 p.m.; $15; Lisa Proffit-Rau, instructor.
     Introduction to WORD -- March 13 and 15, 6-8 p.m., University Center, room 203A; $100; Jennifer Blessey, instructor.
     Water Aerobics -- Monday-Thursday, March 19-May 24, 4-5 p.m. or 5:15-6:15 p.m., Kinesiology and Health Studies Building pool; $78; Donna Emerson, instructor.
     For additional information, visit or contact Continuing Education and Special Activities at (985) 549-2301 or 1-800-256-2771.
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Bill EvansGuitar QuartetBill Evans, Guitar Festivals highlight Encore! 2007
Festivals celebrating the late, great jazz pianist and Southeastern alumnus Bill Evans and the art of the guitar highlight the 2007 edition of Encore!, Southeastern's spring performing arts series.
     Sponsored by the Department of Music and Dramatic Arts, Encore! 2007 also features dozens of concerts, recitals, operas, plays and dance programs from February through May.
     Scheduled Feb. 26-28, the Bill Evans Jazz Festival honors the seven-time Grammy Award winner who was the most influential jazz pianist of his generation. Throughout his life, Evans, a 1950 Southeastern graduate, fondly remembered his college years, calling his time at Southeastern the happiest period of his life. He returned to campus for a concert 30 years after his graduation, shortly before his death in 1980.
     The sixth annual festival will feature renowned pianist, composer, and arranger Bill Dobbins of the Eastman School of Music on Feb. 28.
     As a pianist, Dobbins has performed and recorded with jazz artists such as Clark Terry, Al Cohn, Red Mitchell, Phil Woods, Bill Goodwin, Dave Liebman, Kevin Mahogany, Paquito D'Rivera, Peter Erskine, and John Goldsby. A prizewinner in the 1972 International Gaudeamus Competition for interpreters of contemporary music, he has received several jazz composition grants from the Ohio Arts Council and the National Endowment for the Arts.
     Other events in the festival include Southeastern Alumni Jazz Ensemble on Feb. 26 and Southeastern's Jazz Combos on Feb. 27.
     The 2007 Southeastern Guitar Festival will feature five eclectic events during April. The festival will open with a concert by the Southeastern Guitar Quartet that will include music by Southeastern composer-in-residence Stephen Suber. The "All Styles Guitar Night on the Circle," an evening of jazz, folk, light pop, and classical guitar under the stars at the Pottle Performance Circle, will be back by popular demand. The festival also will include a concert by the Southeastern Guitar Ensemble and a solo recital by award winning recording artist Martha Masters, who will present a masterclass for Southeastern students.
     Most Encore! events are free. For an "Encore!" brochure or additional information, contact the Department of Music and Dramatic Arts at (985) 549-2184. For the complete 2007 Encore! schedule, click here.
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Cast announced for comic opera Too Many Sopranos
The Opera/Music Theatre Workshop has announced the cast for its March production of Too Many Sopranos, a hysterically funny opera about four dead divas facing the ultimate audition from hell.
     The comic two-act opera, scheduled March 21-24 at 7:30 p.m. in the Ralph R. Pottle Music Building Auditorium, will be guest-directed by Brand Blocker, a successful music director, stage director, actor, singer and producer from New Orleans.
     Composed in 2000 by Edwin Penhorwood, a member of the opera faculty of the Indiana University at Bloomington's Jacobs School of Music, Too Many Sopranos is about four sopranos who go to heaven - and get some really bad news from St. Peter.
     Because so many tenors and basses have been condemned to hell, there is room for only soprano in the heavenly choir. So, the divas must audition for St. Peter to determine who will make it through the Pearly Gates and who has to go to hell.
     "Massive diva fits ensue," said Opera/Music Theater Workshop Director Charles Effler. "None of them ever had to demean themselves by something so common and low as an audition during their earthly careers -- or so they claim."
     Eventually the singers submit to the indignity of auditioning, but then St. Peter can't decide which diva should get the heavenly nod. The Angel Gabriel steps in, reminding St. Peter of the "redemption clause." If the divas go to hell for 24 hours and perform a selfless act, they can bring back as many tenors and basses as needed to balance adding all four of them to the celestial chorus.
     But, if they fail, they will have to spend the rest of eternity in the netherworld.
     The divas take the chance and make the descent to hell where they meet a womanizing tenor and bass and a librettist and director, both roasting for the unpardonable sin of making opera boring.
     "In the end, all is well, and as the entire company prepares to return to heaven, they join in the finale, 'We'll Never Sing Opera Again.'" Effler said.
     Starring as the divas are Southeastern voice students Christina Babin of Prairieville and Sarah Kennemer of Mandeville as "Madame Pompous," Jessica Davis Bryan of Ponchatoula as "Miss Titmouse," and Cassie Arnold of Ponchatoula and Emily Stokes of Covington as "Just Jeanette." Southeastern voice faculty member Kay Schepker of Hammond rounds out the temperamental quartet as "Dame Doleful."
     Scott McDonough of Slidell and Brian Martinez Jr. of Montz will sing the roles of St. Peter and Gabriel, respectively. Colby McCurdy of Slidell is cast as the sinfully boring opera director "Orson," while Brandon Wear of Slidell is the equally mind-numbing librettist "Nelson Deadly." Chris Griffin of Baton Rouge is the unnamed bass in hell for womanizing, and Blair Abene of Hammond has the role of "Sandman."
     General admission tickets, available at the door, are $14, adults; and $10, senior citizens, Southeastern faculty, staff, and alumni, and non-Southeastern students. Southeastern students are admitted free with their university I.D.
     For more information contact Effler at or (985) 549-2249.
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The Pick invites submissions
All departments are invited to submit works for The Pick, a journal of outstanding student works from across the Southeastern curriculum, published by the English Department and the Southeastern Writing Center staff.
     Both graduate and undergraduate students may submit works, but each work must have been created for a course at Southeastern. Written submissions may include, but are not limited to, essays, short stories, poetry, plays, and musical compositions. Artistic, theatrical, photographic, and musical submissions are strongly encouraged to diversify The Pick.
     Deadline for spring submissions is Friday, March 17.
     Faculty members may submit student works that they feel are exceptional, or students may submit works themselves with a faculty member's approval. Copies of The Pick, submission forms and guidelines are available in the Writing Center.
     "We encourage faculty to submit work on behalf of their students and to urge students to submit their own pieces," said graduate assistant Carrie Casto, editor of The Pick. "Please contact The Pick at or via phone at (985) 549-2076 with any questions. We look forward to your submissions!"
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SBDC hosts business startup seminars throughout north shore
The Small Business Development Center and area sponsors will offer "Starting a Business" seminars in six locations on the north shore during February.
     The free seminars will prepare potential business owners for the intensive business planning process, identify major steps crucial to starting a business, discuss common pitfalls, and address key issues affecting business success.
     All classes will be held from 9 a.m. to noon. The startup seminar schedule is:
     Feb. 6, Slidell Chamber of Commerce, 118 West Hall Ave., Slidell;
     Feb. 8, Southeast Louisiana Business Center, 1514 Martens Drive, Hammond;
     Feb. 13, Louisiana Technical College Sullivan Campus, 1710 Sullivan Drive, Bogalusa;
     Feb. 15, Southeastern St. Tammany Center, 21454 Koop Dr., Mandeville;
     Feb. 22, Louisiana Technical College Florida Parishes Campus, 137 College Street, Greensburg;
     Feb. 27, Livingston Literacy and Technology Center, 9261 Florida Boulevard, Walker.
Registration is preferred. For reservations and additional information contact the Small Business Development Center at (985) 549-3831 or
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Southeastern aids in efforts to recruit foster families
Foster parents in the region have organized a recruitment team to get more critically needed families involved in the foster care process.
     The "Foster Parent Recruitment Team" was formed in response "to the very serious need for homes for children in the custody of the state of Louisiana," said Jane Moncrief, a licensed clinical social worker and training consultant for Southeastern's social work program in the Department of Counseling and Human Development.
     The team meets at Southeastern where members work with training materials developed by the university's social work program faculty in conjunction with the Office of Community Services.
     "The goal," said Moncrief, "is not only to recruit new foster homes but also to bring the message to the community of the importance of the role of foster parents in the successful growth and development of children in foster care."
     Moncrief said as of June 2006, 912 children - 714 in foster care and 88 in adoptive homes - were in the custody of the state in the Office of Community Services' Covington Region, which includes the parishes of Tangipahoa, Livingston, St. Helena, St. Tammany and Washington. The total is up more than 100 children since June 2005, when 802 were in state custody.
     "The number of children in foster care in the Covington Region has been in a steady growth pattern for several years," Moncrief said. She said currently there are 405 certified foster homes in the region. "About 25 families had to drop out of the program because of problems after Hurricane Katrina," she added.
     "Statistics show that it takes 25 foster homes to meet the special needs of one foster child," Moncrief said. "You need a large pool and we just don't have it."
     To address the need for more foster families, Southeastern last year launched "Project Foster Homes." The grant-funded program helps OCS recruit and train foster parents by developing recruitment models and promoting "greater community support for the complex and important job done for the community by foster parents," Moncrief said.
     Activities include working with OCS to strengthen the region's Foster Parent Associations, devising training methods to promote a positive and productive working relationship between foster parents and state appointed foster care workers, and public outreach efforts such as designing posters and commissioning Southeastern mass communication students to create a recruitment video.
     As a next step in their role in developing training and recruiting materials, Moncrief said Southeastern faculty hope to create a training package that addresses foster families' biological children, whose needs and concerns are sometimes overlooked or which could deter families from become part of the foster parent system.
     Moncrief said a large class of future foster parents has been participating in training sessions headquartered at Southeastern's Family Enrichment Facility on North Oak Street.
     Members of the Foster Parent Recruitment Team are available to speak to any appropriate community group. To make an appointment, contact Moncrief at (985) 549-2063 or Debra Carter at (985) 878-6427.
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This week in athletics
The Southeastern men's and women's basketball teams will look to continue to build momentum in Southland Conference play during this week in Southeastern Athletics.
     The Lions (11-7, 3-2 SLC) head into the week on a three-game SLC winning streak after Saturday's hard-fought 75-69 win over Nicholls State. On Thursday, Southeastern will face new league member Central Arkansas (6-13, 1-5 SLC) at 7 p.m. in Conway, Ark. Southeastern, currently second in the SLC East Division, will then head to Natchitoches for a 2 p.m. showdown with division leader and defending conference champion Northwestern State (9-9, 4-2 SLC) on Saturday.
     The Lady Lions (11-7, 3-2 SLC) moved into a tie atop the SLC East Division with an 82-71 win at Nicholls State on Saturday. Southeastern will play six of its next seven games at home, starting with a pair of league games this week. On Thursday, UCA (8-10, 2-4 SLC) comes to Hammond for a 7 p.m. contest. Northwestern State will visit the University Center on Saturday with tip-off scheduled for 3 p.m.
     The Campus Activities Board will sponsor Luau in the Jungle on Thursday. The first 100 students will receive leis and hula skirts. Saturday will be Father/Daughter Night in the University Center. Daughters who attend the game with their father will receive free admission to the game and have the opportunity to take a free picture with Roomie. Bogalusa/Franklinton Community Night is also scheduled for Saturday. Bogalusa and Franklinton High School students will be admitted for $1 with school ID.
     Both of the men's basketball games will be broadcast live in the Hammond area on KSLU 90.9 FM and on the Internet at The women's game broadcasts will be available at only. The use of a high-speed connection is highly recommended for fans accessing the Web casts.
     The Southeastern indoor track and field teams will be in Baton Rouge to compete in a pair of meets this week. The Lions and Lady Lions will participate in the LSU Multi Event Invitational on Thursday and Friday. Select members of the Southeastern teams will also be involved in the Bayou Bengal Invitational on Friday.
     Thursday, January 25
     Women's Basketball, vs. Central Arkansas, University Center, 7 p.m.
     Men's Basketball, at Central Arkansas, Conway, Ark., 7 p.m. (KSLU 90.9 FM)
     Track and Field, at LSU Multi Event Invitational, Baton Rouge, All Day
     Friday, January 26
     Track and Field, at LSU Multi Event Invitational, Baton Rouge, All Day
     Track and Field, at Bayou Bengal Invitational, Baton Rouge, All Day
     Saturday, January 27
     Women's Basketball, vs. Northwestern State, University Center, 3 p.m.
     Men's Basketball, at Northwestern State, Natchitoches, 2 p.m. (KSLU 90.9 FM).
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Professional Activities
Dr. Jeffrey Temple
(Chemistry and Physics) recently published a paper entitled "Cloning, expression, and assay development for West Nile virus RNA dependent RNA polymerase (NS5)." The paper was co-authored by Dr. Michael Doughty (Chemistry and Physics) as well as four undergraduates. The West Nile Virus project is currently funded by the Louisiana Board of Regents.
     Dr. Rebecca Kruse (Chemistry and Physics) was selected as one of three United States college faculty to develop an inquiry-based chemistry curriculum for elementary education students with the American Chemical Society's Office of K-8 Science. Partners include Dr. Sonya Martin of CUNY Queens, Dr. Stacey Lowery-Bretz of the Miami of Ohio and Jim Kessler, Patricia Galvan, and Dr. Jerry Bell, all of the American Chemical Society. Work on the project began Jan 13-15 at American Chemical Society's Headquarters in Washington, D.C.
     Dr. Lin Knutson (English) presented a paper, "Latino/a Performance: The 1943 Zoot-Suit Riots," at the Modern Language Association (MLA) conference in December 2006.
     Dr. Louise Plaisance (Nursing) was invited to conduct a workshop at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) in Little Rock. The Jan. 11 workshop was entitled "Test Construction Techniques." It was designed to assist new faculty become more proficient in writing test items that are similar to the ones used on the national licensure exam (NCLEX-RN) for new graduate nurses. Dr. Plaisance also conducted a workshop entitled "Writing for Publication" at Woman's Hospital in Baton Rouge on Jan. 16. Participants completed several exercises designed to help them develop a title, query letter, outline and a timeline for a proposed manuscript. In December, Dr. Plaisance, along with Dr. Cynthia Logan (Nursing) published a study in Pain Management Nursing entitled "Nursing Students' Knowledge and Attitudes Regarding Pain Management." Results of their study had previously been presented at the Sigma Theta Tau International, Indianapolis, Ind., in November 2006.
     Rich Schwartz (Music and Dramatic Arts) along with seven Southeastern students performed in the Defense Information Systems Agency of Slidell closing ceremony Jan. 19.
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is published weekly online (bi-weekly during the summer session) for the faculty and staff of Southeastern Louisiana University. Send submissions to, SLU 10880, fax 985-549-2061, or bring to Public Information Office in East Stadium. Submission deadline is noon on Friday. Contact: Christina Chapple,, 985-549-2341/2421.

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