ByLion -- March 12


Rock 'n Roar Saturday
Floodlines of N.O. poster
Sociological Assoc. speakers
KSLU fund drive March 21-23
'Lion Lifestyle' at SAC
Leadership Conference March 24

Fiscal year-end reminder
Education honors convocation
Communication skills workshop
Women's History Month
Chefs Evening tickets on sale
Center for Faculty Excellence
Administering a Grant Award
KSLU's 'DJ for a Day'
Used text sale this week
Parking update
This week in athletics
Professional activities

Rock 'n Roar logoSaturday's Rock 'n Roar offers fun for all
Scheduled Saturday from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m., Rock 'n Roar includes a multitude of entertainment opportunities, academic displays, and other activities headquartered at the War Memorial Student Union. This year's event is modeled after its predecessor's successful track record of providing a day of family fun for both Literary Rally visitors and the community, said Connie Davis, who is coordinating the festival.
     "Rock 'n Roar is a day-long event with something for everyone and a great way to get the community, campus and the visiting high school students together to sit back, relax, and have fun while visiting and learning about our campus," said Davis, associate director of Auxiliary Services.
     Rock 'n Roar 2007 will again partnership with community organizations such as the Hammond Downtown Development District and North Oaks Health System, who are providing a farmer's market and health fair respectively.
     Also planned throughout the day are a plant sale, arts and crafts booths, food booths, entertainment, and a garage sale with clothes and other items compliments of Southeastern Panhellenic Council and campus sororities.
     Families will find that Rock 'n Roar XI also includes a multitude of children's activities, face painting, an interactive football throw with members of the Lion Football Team, the University Police Department's free KidCare Photo I.D. program, and activities such as a huge inflatable "jam box" bouncer, jousting and obstacle course and interaction with Southeastern's lion mascot, Roomie. Children can also explore vehicles compliments of the Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff's Department, Hammond Police Department and Hammond Fire Department.
     Three traditionally popular camps will also be available for local children. Camps include a dance camp, hosted by the Lionettes, Southeastern's dance team, from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the Kinesiology and Health Studies Building for children ages 5-12, with a performance scheduled immediately afterward at the stage in the Student Union park. Participants are encouraged to wear comfortable clothes and tennis shoes.
     Also on the schedule is the art camp from 9-11:30 a.m. at Clark Hall for children ages 5-12. Space is limited. Finally, a baseball camp will be held from 9-11:30 a.m. at Alumni Field. Children ages 6-13 are invited to participate and are asked to bring their baseball glove for a day of fun. Special passes to baseball camp participants for free admission with a paid adult ticket will be available for the Southeastern Lions baseball game at 3 p.m. that afternoon.
     Camp fees are $5 for the art and baseball camps. Dance camp fees are $15 and include refreshments and a gift item. Parents can pick up applications for camps at the Alumni Center, 500 West University Ave., or register online at Pre-registration and payment for all camps is mandatory by March 14 due to limited space.
     For additional information about Rock 'n Roar, call the Alumni Center at 985-549-2150 or visit
Anthony Ranatza with 'Floodlines of New Orleans' posterPoster depicts 'Floodlines of New Orleans'
The floodwaters of Hurricane Katrina literally left a ring around New Orleans. A year and a half later, the rusty legacy of the waters' destructive ebb and flow remains etched on walls, statues, signs, and vehicles.
     "It's like you're living in a toilet bowl - everywhere you look there is a ring around the side," said Anthony Ranatza. A native of Harahan transplanted to Hammond first as a student and now as an employee of Southeastern, Ranatza took camera in hand last March to capture images of the ubiquitous flood lines.
     As his personal way of commemorating the storm and of making a contribution to the city's rebirth, he has selected the best of more than 300 photos to create a poster, "The Floodlines of New Orleans," which he is marketing as a fundraiser for New Orleans Area Habitat for Humanity.
     "The Floodlines of New Orleans" can be purchased for $20 ($25, autographed) at
     Ranatza, assistant director of Southeastern's Office of Admissions, said the project was inspired by the popular "Doors of …" poster series that depicts unique or decorative entryways in many American cities, including New Orleans.
     "Every photo captures the flood lines left from the toxic gumbo that rotted out New Orleans," said Ranatza. "These markings have landed on just about everything."
     The images of the 16 by 24-inch poster show the rusty film staining cars, schoolbuses, signage, and windows - one still draped with a tattered American flag. They illustrate the residue's ruler-straight mark on building fronts, fences, roadway pilings, a row of clothes dryers in a flood-smashed Laundromat, a statue in a flower-bedecked cemetery.
     Ranatza has always had an interest in photography and furthered his talents and skills while working as a student photographer in Southeastern's Public Information office. It was his idea after the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks to create a poster from the photographs he and university photographer Randy Bergeron took at a university memorial service in Southeastern's Strawberry Stadium. That poster also became a fundraiser.
     Originally, he said, "I wanted a poster just for myself to have a remembrance of Katrina and what we all went through. I had no idea that I would get them printed much less put them on the web." But, when he showed his work-in-progress to friends, they wanted one, too. Then, the opportunity to create a Web site arose when he needed a final project for a web design class in his organizational communication master's degree program.
     "I decided I could make this happen and do it all myself," he said.
     "I know I didn't pick an easy subject," Ranatza said. "The photos are not friendly, polite, or uplifting. But the poster is not meant to be depressing, it's meant to serve as a reminder so that we don't forget about New Orleans."
     "Everybody has a story," he said. "My whole family rode out the storm with me here in Hammond, my grandparents from Slidell, my parents and brother from Harahan and six dogs. Then, because of my grandparents' age, we evacuated for two weeks to Tennessee." His grandparents remained with him for nine months, while his sister and various other relatives are still coping with post-storm rebuilding and renovating.
     "I wanted something we could all relate to," he said, "something that we could look back on and and say, 'Wow, we survived. We're still here, we're still strong and we will tell our story one way or the other.'"
      For more information about "The Floodlines of New Orleans," visit or e-mail
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Sociological Association hosts guest speakers
The Southeastern Sociological Association will host three guest speakers in March who will address topics such as Internet safety, interview and interrogation training, and African American athletes.
     The Southeastern Sociological Association sponsors group functions and learning sessions to educate the student body and community about social issues. The free lectures will all take place in Southeastern's Student Union Theatre and are open to the public.
     On Monday, March 12, noon-2 p.m., in the Student Union Theatre, Assistant Attorney General Toby Aguillard will talk about Louisiana's Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force. The task force provides public education about Internet safety, investigates Internet-based child exploitation crimes, and provides computer forensic expertise to law enforcement agencies throughout the state.
     Special Agent Ricardo E. Fernandez, a retired FBI agent, will offer a session on interview and interrogation techniques March 21 from noon-2 p.m., in the Student Union Theatre. The lecture should be of particular interest to law enforcement professionals. Fernandez will offer interview and interrogation training using the "body language" technique, appropriating physical gestures, verbal cues and their implications in attempting to determine deceit.
     Leonard Moore, a Louisiana State University history professor specializing in African American urban history and African American hip-hop culture, will discuss "ESPN and the Mis-education of the African American Athlete" Wednesday, March 21, at 12:30 p.m.
     For additional information on the March events, contact SSA President Melanie Norwood at
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KSLU announces annual fund drive March 21-23
Southeastern's award winning public radio station, 90.9 KSLU, will host its sixth annual on-air spring fund drive March 21-23.
     Licensed to Southeastern, KSLU is the north shore's only public radio station and one of only eight public radio stations statewide. The station provides a diverse range of music from adult rock and roll and blues to dinner jazz.
     Proceeds from the fund drive will support KSLU's new digital broadcast capability, which will enable digital radio listeners to hear two versions of KSLU. The first version will carry KSLU's current programming, while a second station will broadcast non-stop blues programming.
     "KSLU acquired the new digital-ready transmitter in an effort to meet the latest digital standards, enhance its programming, and train Southeastern's communication majors with the latest equipment, production facilities and programming techniques," said General Manager Todd Delaney.
     The fund drive also benefits the KSLU scholarship, awarded during the fall and spring semesters to a current or previous KSLU student employee. Donors can choose to contribute to the scholarship through the "Add a Dollar for a Scholar" option. All donations are tax deductible.
     KSLU supporters can make a pledge or request a pledge form by phone (985) 549-2330 or online at
     Suggested fund drive pledge levels include Day Patrons, $35; Green, $50; and Gold, $100. Donations may be made by cash, check or credit card (Mastercard and Visa).
     KSLU's unique line up of programs includes "World Café" with David Dye, weekdays 9-11 a.m.; "Dinner Jazz with Zia the Cat," Sunday, 6-7 p.m.; "The Bag of Blues," weekdays, 6-7 p.m.; "12 Spot Drop" hip-hop show, Wednesdays 10 p.m.-midnight; "Point of View" with Rosa Dunn, Thursdays and Fridays, 11-11:30 a.m.; and Public Radio Sunday featuring "Whad'Ya Know?," "American Routes," "Putamayo," "World Music Hour," "Afropop."
     KSLU also serves as the voice of Southeastern basketball and baseball and is the flagship station of the Lion Sports Radio Network. Lion and Lady Lion games can be heard live and on the Internet at
     For additional information about the annual fund drive, contact KSLU underwriting/development representative Chad Pierce at (985) 549-2330 or
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Rec Sports and Wellness offers 'Lion Lifestyle'
Reinvent yourself through Recreational Sports and Wellness' Lion Lifestyle, an eight-month incentive program designed to challenge, motivate, and inspire Student Activity Center members to reach their customized fitness goals.
     The program, which costs $150, includes pre- and post-fitness assessment, two nutrition assessments, seven body composition measurements to include body fat percentage and circumference measurement, and nine personal training sessions. Participants will also receive a Southeastern Recreational Sports and Wellness sweatshirt and are eligible to win one of three luxury prize giveaways.
     Interested individuals can sign up at the Pennington Student Activity Center Member Services Desk or contact Jessica Kovar at 549-5728.
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Southeastern Leadership Conference March 24
For the second year, Southeastern will host the Southeastern Leadership Conference scheduled March 24 from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. in the War Memorial Student Union. The conference offers a day of interactive and engaging sessions on issues facing student leaders.
     Participants will meet other students, professionals, and community leaders and explore ideas through a variety of thought provoking presentations, workshop sessions and panel discussions. Students have already signed up from Southeastern and from schools such as Lamar University in Texas, the University of Southern Mississippi, and Northwestern Louisiana University.
     The keynote speaker is Tom Krieglstein, who started his first company as a junior in college at the age of 20. Krieglstein has spoken to thousands of students throughout the United States and in countries such as South Korea, Indonesia and Bermuda.
     For more information on the Student Leadership Conference, please call 549-2233 or log onto
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Fiscal year-end reminder
This is a reminder to all operating funded budget units an administration deadline is established for the submission of purchase requisitions to the Purchasing Department. Failure to submit requisitions by the prescribed deadline may result in administration liquidation of remaining budgeted funds after this date. Since April 15 is on a Sunday this year, the deadline will be Friday, April 13.
     If the purchase of an item may require preparation, bid solicitation and delivery time greater than 75 days, then the budget unit is reminded Acts 51 and 962 of the 1985 Regular Session of the Louisiana Legislature require goods and services to be physically received on or before June 30 of the fiscal year.
     Any restricted or grant accounts requiring physical receipt of goods or services by a specified deadline should adhere to the same April 13 deadline or equivalent 75 day lead period to insure the timely processing and receipt of goods or services by June 30 or other deadline, respectively.
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College of Education and Human Development schedules convocation
The College of Education's annual Honors Convocation will be held Thursday, April 26, at 11 a.m. in the Cate Teacher Education Center Kiva (room 250). All interested persons are invited to attend. Refreshments will be served beginning at 10:30 a.m.
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Communication faculty among presenters at 'Communication Skills' workshop
Young business professionals can learn "Communication Skills to Pay the Bills" from a variety of expert presenters at a March 16 workshop at Southeastern's St. Tammany Center.
     The university's Organizational Communication Association and graduate program in organizational communication is sponsoring the daylong workshop, which will take place on the third floor of the St. Tammany Parish administrative complex on Koop Dr. in Mandeville are sponsoring the daylong workshop.
     The workshop begins with registration at 8:30 a.m., features four leadership and communication seminars, and concludes at 4:15 p.m. with a style show of "Clothes That Work."
     "Stepping Up to the Plate: Being a Leader" will be facilitated by Ida "Maxie" Wells and Melissa Sparks. Wells is the award-winning author of Anxiety and Orange Blossoms: Sexual Economics in Wedding Texts by Grace Lumpkin, Eudora Welty, and Alice Childress. She served as secretary for the Democratic National Committee and secretary to President Jimmy Carter. She currently teaches literature and communication to at-risk students at Baton Rouge Community College.
     Sparks is a partner in Hopson Consulting, LLC and has created work force training sessions for private and public organizations. She is currently the vice president of Communications for the Safety Council of the Louisiana Capital Area.
     Three members of Southeastern's communication department faculty will also present sessions.
Amber Narro, facilitator for "Writing for Results: Hone Your Writing Skills," teaches editing and writing classes, while Sue Terrillion, who will present "Your Best Foot Forward: Etiquette and Professionalism," is an instructor of public speaking and has more than 30 years of experience in developing students' public speaking abilities and general presentation skills. Suzette Plaisance Bryan, facilitator for "Groupies Welcomed: Increasing your Effectiveness in Groups," is certified by the Hay Group in Emotional Intelligence Training and is president of Innovative Communication Consulting, LLC, a leadership training and organizational development company.
     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.
     Participants are encouraged to register by Friday, March 9.
     For more information about the workshop contact Bryan at (985) 549-3374.
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Women's History Month continues
Southeastern's celebration of March as Women's History Month continues this week with the Center for Faculty Excellence's Lyceum Lights lunchtime lecture, a session on biographical writing hosted by the Southeastern Writing Center and a workshop on communication skills sponsored by the Small Business Development Center.
     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. The presentation will take place in the center, room 383, D Vickers Hall.
     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
     For more information on the Women's History Month schedule, visit the link on Southeastern's homepage,
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Chefs Evening 2007 graphicChefs Evening tickets on sale
Tickets are on sale for Chefs Evening 2007, Southeastern's popular "dinner party for a good cause," featuring treats and libations from area restaurants, bars, grills and wholesalers.
     The annual event, sponsored by the Southeastern Development Foundation, is scheduled for Sunday, March 25, from 5:30-7:30 p.m. at the University Center. This year's theme is "Under the Big Top."
     "The Southeastern Development Foundation encourages everyone to join us and sample the fabulous flavors of our local establishments," said Chefs Evening coordinator Lynn Harris Horgan. "The theme for this year's event is 'Under the Big Top.' We're going to transform the University Center into a circus pavilion of local restaurants, caterers, beverage providers and a silent auction with gifts for all price ranges."
     Chefs Evening tickets are $40 each or $425 for a reserved table for eight.
     "Various patron levels are also available and include an invitation to the exclusive champagne toast to be held at the President's Residence," Horgan said. Patron levels are $75, individual; $150, pair; and $525, reserved eight-person table.
     Tickets are available from the Southeastern Development Foundation, (985) 549-2239. Proceeds from Chefs Evening support Southeastern academics.
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This week at the Center for Faculty Excellence
All workshops are held in Tinsley Hall, room 103 unless otherwise noted. Registration is required 24 hours in advance; walk-ins are welcome, if space is available. Please call the center to verify. For information, contact the center at 5791 or
     Tuesday, March 13, 3-4 p.m. -- Tuesday T Time, Civility in the Classroom. The recent memo from Dr. Crain along with a recommendation from our faculty senate has prompted the need for discussions on student incivility and faculty response. Please join our invited panel of professionals in discussing classroom management issues and solutions!
     Wednesday, March 14, noon-1 p.m., Twelve Oaks, Lyceum Lights. In conjunction with Women's History Month, Dr. Carole McAllister, professor of English will speak on "The Stories Baskets Weave." Lunch will be chicken quesadillas with refried beans and Spanish rice, served with pico de gallo, sour cream, tortilla chips, salsa and Macadamia nut cookies. The cost for lunch is $5, which can be paid at the door. Please RSVP by March 12.
     Thursday, March 15, 9:15-11 a.m., Introduction to PowerPoint. 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.
     Thursday, March 15, 12:30-1:30 p.m., Science & Religion Brown Bag. All faculty, staff, and students are invited. Bring your lunch and a friend, drinks and cookies will be provided.
     Mark Your Calendars:
     Tuesday, March 20 or Wednesday, March 21, 2-4 p.m., Certificate for University Teaching and Learning (CUTL), Service-Learning 101: An introduction for faculty. The center has partnered with Louisiana Campus Compact to provide training on how to develop and implement service-learning into your classes. Louisiana Campus Compact Interim Director Dr. Stuart Stewart and Program Director Dr. David Deggs will present the workshop. Attend both the March and April workshops and receive a certificate for your professional portfolio.
     Wednesday, March 21, noon-1 p.m., Using Rubrics to Assess Project-based Learning. Dr. Carol Madere of the Communication Department will provide a brief overview of project-based learning and Dr. Natasha Whitton of the English Department will follow-up with how to create rubrics that accurately assess project learning.
     Tuesday, March 27 and Wednesday, March 28, Faculty Conference on Teaching, Research and Creativity. The conference will to provide a forum for sharing the successful practices, projects, creative endeavors, and research of our faculty. Visit the poster sessions and network with your colleagues. Displays will be open from 12:30-2:30 on Tuesday, March 27 and noon-2 p.m. on Wednesday, March 28.
     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.
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OSRP sponsors 'Administering a Grant Award'
The Office of Sponsored Research and Programs will sponsor "Administering A Grant Award," Thursday, March 15, 2 p.m., in Tinsley Hall, room 103. Representatives of the Grants Accounting, Human Resources and Purchasing offices will be on hand to provide information on procedures and to answer question such as "Now that you have an award, what's next?" Knowing how to coordinate with these offices will make the administration of a grant easier.
     The session is free; registration is suggested, but not required. For more information, contact the Office of Sponsored Research and Programs at 985-549-5312 or
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KSLU partners with Cystic Fibrosis Foundation
Southeastern's public radio station 90.9 KSLU and the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation are presenting "DJ For A Day." Southeastern organizations are encouraged to nominate one person from each department to be a DJ for a day.
     Cystic Fibrosis will provide collection boxes for organizations to place within their offices.      Throughout the month of March, anyone may add money to the container thus making that department's nominee one step closer towards becoming the DJ for a day. On March 30 KSLU and Cystic Fibrosis will collect the containers and count the money. The organization that raises the most money wins and its nominee gets to DJ for a Day on 90.9 KSLU, Wednesday, April 4.
     All proceeds will go to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation's annual Great Strides Walk. All interested Southeastern organizations should contact Chad Pierce at 549-2330 or e-mail
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Used textbook sale March 12-16
The spring 2007 used textbook sale began today and will run through March 16, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. in the North Campus courtyard next to Textbook Rental. All books will by $1.09. This is a great time to stock up on classroom reference material or just add to your own library.
     Cash, Checks and Lion's Lagniappe will be accepted. The sale is sponsored by Textbook Rental, a division of Auxiliary Services.
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Parking update
The following events will impact campus parking this week:
     On March 12-13, the "Early Literacy Training" program will be held at the Cate Teacher Education Center. Attendees will have two-day, temporary parking passes and will be utilizing the parking areas around the building on a space-available basis.
     On March 14, the Social Studies Fair will be held at the University Center. Attendees will park in the Driving Range Lot on a space-available basis.
     Also on March 14, a Career Fair will be held in the Student Union Ballroom. Attendees will park in East Student Union parking lot, which will be reserved for this event.
     On March 15- 16, the Science Fair will be held in the University Center. Attendees will park in the University Center parking lot on a space-available basis.
     On March 17, Rock and Roar will be held at the Student Union. The East Student Union parking lot will be reserved for organizers and staging of this event. Also, the eastern end of Friendship Circle near Campbell Hall and sections of the Strawberry Stadium parking lot will be blocked for bus drop-off and parking.
     The east end of the McKneely Hall parking lot, near the Student Union, will remain blocked for use by crews working on the memorial fountain project.
     For more information about these parking lot closures or restrictions, contact the University Parking Office at 985-549-5695 during weekday working hours.
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This week in athletics
The Southeastern baseball team will open Southland Conference play during this week in Southeastern Athletics.
     Before the Lions (13-5) get to league action, they will face non-conference rival Southern Mississippi on Tuesday at 6:30 p.m. in Hattiesburg, Miss. Following the game, Southeastern will host Stephen F. Austin for a three-game SLC series at Alumni Field, beginning with Friday's 6:30 p.m. contest. The series continues on Saturday at 3 p.m., before concluding on Sunday at 1 p.m.
     All of Southeastern's games this week will be broadcast live in the Hammond area on KSLU 90.9 FM and on the Internet at On Friday, Ponchatoula Youth Baseball players will receive free admission if they wear their uniform to the game. On Saturday, Rock 'n Roar baseball camp participants will be admitted for free in conjunction with Future Lions Weekend.
     The Southeastern softball team (14-12, 3-5 SLC) will look to get back on the winning track this week. On Tuesday, the Lady Lions will host Louisiana Tech for a 4 p.m. doubleheader at North Oak Park. Southeastern will then hit the road for a league series at Northwestern State, beginning with a 2 p.m. doubleheader on Saturday. The series ends on Sunday at 12 p.m.
     The Southeastern men's golf team will look to continue its climb the national rankings this week. The Lions will host the 15-team, two-day Carter Plantation Intercollegiate in Springfield. The tournament is scheduled for Monday and Tuesday.
     The men's tennis team (7-3, 1-2 SLC) will host Southland Conference rival Texas-Arlington on Monday at 1 p.m. at the Southeastern Tennis Complex. Southeastern will head to Troy, Ala. on Wednesday for a 1 p.m. match with the Trojans. On Saturday, the Lions will host Florida A&M at 10 a.m.
     The women's tennis team (10-2, 2-0 SLC) will take most of the week off before returning to SLC play. The Lady Lions will look to extend its seven-match winning streak on Sunday, when they take on Central Arkansas at 12 p.m. in Conway, Ark.
     The Southeastern men's and women's track and field team will compete in two in-state meets this week. On Wednesday, the Lions and Lady Lions will be in Natchitoches to compete in the NSU Twilight Meet. Southeastern is scheduled to compete in the Louisiana Classic on Saturday in Lafayette.
     Monday, March 12
     Men's Golf, Carter Plantation Intercollegiate, Springfield, All Day
     Men's Tennis, vs. Texas-Arlington, Southeastern Tennis Complex, 1 p.m.
     Tuesday, March 13
     Baseball, at Southern Miss, Hattiesburg, Miss., 6:30 p.m. (KSLU 90.9 FM)
     Softball, vs. Louisiana Tech (DH), North Oak Park, 4 p.m.
     Men's Golf, Carter Plantation Intercollegiate, Springfield, All Day
     Wednesday, March 14
     Men's Tennis, at Troy, Troy, Ala., 1 p.m.
     Men's and Women's Track and Field, at NSU Twilight, Natchitoches, All Day
     Friday, March 16
     Baseball, vs. Stephen F. Austin, Alumni Field, 6:30 p.m. (KSLU 90.9 FM)
     Saturday, March 17
     Baseball, vs. Stephen F. Austin, Alumni Field, 3 p.m. (KSLU 90.9 FM)
     Softball, at Northwestern State (DH), Natchitoches, 2 p.m.
     Men's Tennis, vs. Florida A&M, Southeastern Tennis Complex, 10 a.m.
     Men's and Women's Track and Field, at Louisiana Classic, All Day
     Sunday, March 18
     Baseball, vs. Stephen F. Austin, Alumni Field, 1 p.m. (KSLU 90.9 FM)
     Softball, at Northwestern State, Natchitoches, 12 p.m.
     Women's Tennis, at Central Arkansas, Conway, Ark., 12 p.m.
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Professional activities
Dr. Debra Dolliver
(Chemistry and Physics) took 11 chemistry and biology students to the 2007 Project Action meeting at the University of Southern Mississippi in Hattiesburg. Project Action is a one-day workshop for women entering careers in science, technology, engineering and mathematics with emphasis on proactive techniques to ensure success after undergraduate school.
     Dr. Stuart Stewart (Louisiana Campus Compact) had a chapter entitled "Crossing Borders/Forging Identities: Echoes of Symbiosis Between Campus and Community" published in Learning the Language of Global Citizenship: Service-Learning in Applied Linguistics.
     Dr. Sid Guedry (Biology/Horticulture) had his article "Landscape Results of Several Canna Lily Cultivars" published in the January 2007 volume of the Journal of the Louisiana State Horticulture Society.
     C. Roy Blackwood (Visual Arts), member of the National Budget Committee of The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi, recently met in Baton Rouge to review the quarterly financial reports and to finalize the budget for the Triennial Conference to be held in Orlando, Fla.., in August.
     Several members of the Mathematics Department attended the Mathematical Association of America (MAA) LA/MS Sectional meeting in Starkville, Miss., March 2-4. Dr. Randy Wills gave the Distinguished Teacher address titled "Influences on my Career." He was also nominated by the LA/MS Section for the 2007 Deborah and Franklin Haimo Award for Distinguished University or College Teaching of Mathematics and is a candidate for governor of the LA/MS section of the MAA. Dr. Wills wrote and graded problems for the student team competition and, along with Dr. Tilak DeAlwis, ran the student integration bee. Dr. Ken Li presented "Chaos, Probability Distribution and Orthgonal Polynomials." Dr. David Gurney gave a presentation entitled "On the Chi-square Goodness of Fit Test." Dr. Edgar Reyes presented "Octavian Integers."
     Dr. Zach Teitler (Mathematics) presented a talk titled "Multiplier ideals of hyperplane arrangements" at the AMS Southeastern Sectional meeting at Davidson College in Davidson, N.C. on March 3.
     A story by writer-in-Residence Dr. Tim Gautreaux, "The Safe," which originally appeared in The Atlantic Monthly, has been selected for inclusion in New Stories from the South, an annual fiction anthology published by Algonquin Press of Chapel Hill, N.C.
     Dr. Hye-Young Kim (Chemistry and Physics) published an article, "Van der Waals Dispersion Forces between Dielectric Nanoclusters," in Langmuir vol.23, pp. 1735-1740 (2007).
     At the Louisiana Library Association Annual Conference, held March 6-8 in Baton Rouge, several Sims Memorial Library faculty made presentations. Lori Smith, Government Documents, provided an "Introduction to the Catalog of U.S. Government Publications."Angela Dunnington and Mary Lou Strong, Reference, spoke on "Thinking Outside of the Box: Engaging the Millennial Learner." Dayne Sherman and Herbert McGuin, Reference, offered "Less Is More: Bibliographic Instruction for Freshman College Students." Beth Stahr, Reference, and Ladonna Guillot, Baton Rouge Nursing Library, described their involvement as librarians embedded in BlackBoard courses in "Bridging Time and Place: Interacting in Instructional Courseware." Guillot, LLA's intellectual freedom chair, also provided an "Intellectual Freedom Update," summarizing issues covered at the American Library Association's Law for Librarians course.
     An article by Dr. Phyllis King (General Business) and co-author Ms. Lucila Giraud Ovino of Baton Rouge was published in the January-February issue of The Balance Sheet. The article is titled "Tips for Grading Microsoft Word Documents" and can be found online at
     An article by Dr. David Wyld (Management), "The Death of the 'Six Months Rule' for Retail RFID Strategy," has been published in the current issue of CR80 News. The document is available online at
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