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.
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 www.selu.edu/roarfest.
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 www.selu.edu/roarfest.
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,
"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
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 www.floodlines.com.
Ranatza, assistant director of Southeastern's
Office of Admissions, said the project was inspired by the popular
" 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 www.floodlines.com or e-mail
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
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
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 Melanie.Norwood@selu.edu.
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 www.selu.edu/kslu/support.
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,"
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 www.kslu.org.
For additional information about the
annual fund drive, contact KSLU underwriting/development representative
Chad Pierce at (985) 549-2330 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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
Interested individuals can sign up
at the Pennington Student Activity Center Member Services Desk or
contact Jessica Kovar at 549-5728.
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
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
For more information on the Student
Leadership Conference, please call 549-2233 or log onto www.selu.edu/slc.
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.
College of Education and Human Development
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.
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
"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
Registration is $40 per person. Participants
will receive a $5 discount on registration by donating a business
suit, which may be brought on the day of the workshop.
Participants can register and pay
online at www3.selu.edu/sttammanycenter/oca. They can also register
by mail by sending a check in advance to Southeastern Louisiana
University, St. Tammany Center, Attn: Communication Skills to Pay
the Bills, 21454 Koop Drive Suite #3A, Mandeville, LA 70471. Checks
should be made payable to Southeastern Louisiana University Organizational
Participants are encouraged to register
by Friday, March 9.
For more information about the workshop
contact Bryan at (985) 549-3374.
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.
March 13, 12:30 p.m. - Mississippi State University communication
professor Rebekah Ray will look at "Hodding, Hammond, Huey
and Hoo-ey: Betty Werlein Carter and 'The Hammond Daily Courier.'"
Ray will discuss the many contributions of Carter, whose career
as a journalist and public relations practitioner began in 1932
when she worked side by side with her husband Hodding at the Hammond
daily newspaper and campaigned against the populist tactics of Gov.
Huey P. Long.
March 14, noon - The Southeastern Center for Faculty Excellence's
monthly "Lyceum Lights" luncheon lecture series will feature
Southeastern English professor Carole McAllister who topic, "The
Stories Baskets Weave," focuses on Native American literature
and culture. Lyceum Lights is held at Twelve Oaks. Reservation may
be made through March 12 by contacting the center at 985-549-5791
or email@example.com. The $5 luncheon charge is payable at the door.
March 14, noon - The Southeastern Writing Center will host a
presentation on "Biographical Writing" by Pat Brady, author
of "Martha Washington: An American Life" and "George
Washington's Beautiful Nell." Brady is president of the Tennessee
Williams/New Orleans Literary Festival. The presentation will take
place in the center, room 383, D Vickers Hall.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
For more information on the Women's
History Month schedule, visit the link on Southeastern's homepage,
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
"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
Tickets are available from the Southeastern
Development Foundation, (985) 549-2239. Proceeds from Chefs Evening
support Southeastern academics.
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 email@example.com.
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
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
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.
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 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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 email@example.com.
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
Cash, Checks and Lion's Lagniappe
will be accepted. The sale is sponsored by Textbook Rental, a division
of Auxiliary Services.
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
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
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.
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 www.LionSports.net.
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,
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.
Men's Golf, Carter Plantation Intercollegiate,
Springfield, All Day
Men's Tennis, vs. Texas-Arlington,
Southeastern Tennis Complex, 1 p.m.
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
Men's Tennis, at Troy, Troy, Ala.,
Men's and Women's Track and Field,
at NSU Twilight, Natchitoches, All Day
Baseball, vs. Stephen F. Austin, Alumni
Field, 6:30 p.m. (KSLU 90.9 FM)
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
Baseball, vs. Stephen F. Austin, Alumni
Field, 1 p.m. (KSLU 90.9 FM)
Softball, at Northwestern State, Natchitoches,
Women's Tennis, at Central Arkansas,
Conway, Ark., 12 p.m.
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
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 http://balancesheet.swlearning.com/0107/0107c.html
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 http://www.cr80news.com/library/2007/02/28/the-death-of-the-six-months-rule-for-reta.