President calls Governor's budget plan
for education 'exciting'
President Randy Moffett called Governor Kathleen Babineaux Blanco's
proposed 2007-08 budget appropriation for public postsecondary education
announced in Baton Rouge Thursday "a bold, clear message that
education is a priority in Louisiana."
"For Southeastern, this proposal
would mean an infusion of more than $22.4 million, which would allow
us to add additional faculty and staff, upgrade technology, and
develop new programs aimed at helping our students succeed,"
Moffett said. We're extremely excited about the proposal and will
work actively with our legislators, the business community and alumni
to encourage their support as well for this initiative."
The proposal provides for faculty
and employee salary increases, financial aid for disadvantaged students
and full coverage of mandated cost increases incurred each year
for items such as insurance rate hikes and civil service employee
Under the plan, Southeastern traditionally
underfunded compared to peer institutions will receive $17.6 million
in new operating funds, more than $2.8 million for faculty and unclassified
staff salary increases, and nearly $440,000 for library and scientific
"Education is the key to Louisiana's
economic future," Moffett added. "We think this is a great
investment and pledge to use these resources wisely. The additional
funding would enable us to improve educational access for students,
add needed services directed toward student success, strengthen
our outreach and collaboration with public schools, and expand our
continued efforts in the area of economic development and job creation."
Southeastern hosts UL System board Thursday,
Southeastern will host the University of Louisiana System Board
of Supervisors Thursday and Friday when board members gather on
campus for their March meeting.
The board will hold committee meetings
on Thursday and its monthly meeting on Friday in the Teacher Education
In connection with the board meeting,
parking areas at the south end of the Cate Teacher Education Center
and the north side of Zachary Taylor Hall will be restricted on
Thursday and Friday.
For more information about these parking
lot closures or restrictions, please contact the University Parking
Office at 985-549-5695 from 7:30 a.m.-5 p.m., weekdays.
day for Rock 'n Roar XI
A beautiful day and plenty of good food, fun and interactive information
brought out a large crowd for the 11th annual Rock 'n Roar celebration
High school students competing in
the District Literary Rally as well as members of the campus and
community browsed the interactive booths manned by academic departments,
enjoyed the variety of entertainment and attended dance, art and
Above, top left, Stacey Cockerham
McDougal (Class of '96), a former Lionette, and her daughter, Jillian,
made their own paper flower at Foreign Languages and Literatures'
table; top right, a fancy dance competition was part of the entertainment;
left, biological sciences faculty member Erin Watson discusses forensic
biology with Baker High School freshman Tyler Rudolph and his mother,
Delicious delicacies planned for Sunday's Chefs Evening
More than 30 of the area's finest restaurants, bars and grills,
and wholesalers are creating tasty treats for Chefs Evening 2007.
The annual "dinner party for a
good cause," sponsored by the Southeastern Development Foundation,
is scheduled for Sunday, March 25, from 5:30-7:30 p.m. at the Southeastern
Chefs Evening coordinator Lynn Harris-Horgan
said the theme for this year's event is "Under the Big Top"
and that the University Center will be transformed into a Circus Pavillion,
complete with a ring master and live circus music.
"Chefs Evening will be more entertaining
than ever thanks to the theme" Horgan said. "Patrons can
enjoy a vast array of culinary delights, fun music, and an exceptional
assortment of gifts at the silent auction."
Those searching for gift ideas will
have a wide variety and price ranges from which to choose. Auction
items offered at this year's event include a penthouse condo stay
in Orange Beach, a penthouse apartment stay in downtown New Orleans,
a sunset cruise on Lake Pontchartrain, golf for a year at Carter Plantation,
travel trips with Southeastern football, gift baskets from merchants
on the Northshore, furnishings, art work, gift certificates and more.
Also up for grabs is a citrine and diamond
ring compliments of George and Yvonne Ibert of Ibert's Jewelry. The
dinner ring is being raffled with chances running 1 for $10 or 3 for
$25. Those who purchase a raffle ticket will also receive a little
Joining Chefs Evening for the first
time are guest chefs from Caboose II and S & W Wholesale, Il Giardino's,
Honey Glazed Ham & Deli, Lyn Haven, Inc., O'Donnell's, Purveyors
of Fine Wines, and Rotollo's.
Patrons will also enjoy the finest fare
from the following: Abita Springs Water, Avenue Wines, Benedicts Restaurant
& Catering, Blythewood Plantation, Carona's Bakery, Cate Street
Seafood Station, Catfish Charlie's Restaurant, Champagne Beverage
Co., Inc., Chookie's Seafood & Oyster Bar, Classic Fare Catering,
Coca-Cola Bottling Company, Cuco's, Don's Seafood, Glazers Distribution,
Inc., and Jacmel Inn.
Also bringing their culinary talents
to Chefs Evening are Jambalaya and Co., Maurepas Catering, Nacho Mama's,
P J's Coffee and Tea, Paul's Café, Ponchatoula Seafood &
Steakhouse, the Speakeasy, Subway, the Cocoa Bean, the Crescent Bar,
the Plantation Restaurant at Carter Plantation, Tom's Catering, Tommy's
on Thomas, and Trey Yuen.
The Chefs Evening guest chefs plan to
serve entrees such as honey pecan shrimp, tortilla soup, sushi, fried
catfish fingers, New York strip steaks, shrimp gumbo, pulled pork,
chicken & andouille gumbo, chicken pasta alfredo, crabmeat au
gratin, wraps, pasta bolognesa, jambalaya, ham and ham salad, broccoli
and cream of potato soup, crawfish etouffee, carved aged Western beef
roast, crawfish bisque, subs, shrimp & corn chowder, smoked salmon,
shrimp cocktail, and buffalo wings.
Sweet treats will include bread pudding,
cookies, assorted French pastries, and tiramisu, while an array of
libations will also be available from after dinner liquors, margaritas
and beer to soft drinks and coffee.
Wines featured for the evening include
Silver Peak Chardonnay, Lambrusco Red, Tori Merlot, Tapena, Red Truck
and Amato wines, Montes Reserve Malbec and Bodega Lurton Pinot Gris.
Chefs Evening tickets are $40 each or $425 for a reserved table for
"Various patrons' levels are also
available and include an invitation to the exclusive patron's party
to be held at the new University Residence," Horgan said. Patron
levels are $75, individual; $150, pair; and $525 for a reserved eight-person
Tickets are available from the Southeastern
Development Foundation, (985) 549-2239. Proceeds from Chefs Evening
support Southeastern academic programs.
of the cast of "Too Many Sopranos" rehearse on the stage
of Southeastern Louisiana University's Pottle Music Building Auditorium,
where the comic opera will be performed March 21-24. From left, are
Jessica Davis Bryan, Ponchatoula; Sarah Kennemer, Mandeville; Emily
Stokes, Covington; Scott McDonough, Slidell; Kay Schepker, Hammond;
and Brian Martinez Jr., Montz.
Audiences invited to 'laugh out loud' at Too Many Sopranos
Feel free to laugh out loud.
That's the blanket invitation that guest
director Brandt Blocker and producer Chuck Effler are extending to
audiences for the Southeastern Louisiana University Opera/Music Theatre
Workshop's production of "Too Many Sopranos."
The comedic opera, scheduled for March
21-24, 7:30 p.m., at the Pottle Music Building Auditorium, is about
four divas who have to audition their way into heaven.
"It's a very funny piece,"
said Blocker, who has had a successful career as a music and stage
director, actor, singer and producer in New Orleans. "Who can't
laugh at pratfalls on stage and the fact that St. Gabriel and St.
Peter are waiting for four divas to show up in heaven to audition
for a spot? That's universally entertaining.
"You can come to this opera and
laugh out loud and have a good time," he said. "You don't
have to let the term 'opera' scare you away. At the same time, musically
it's so difficult that we 'musical nerds,' who really get into a score,
can have something to appreciate. It's something for everybody to
A native New Orleanian with a long list
of hits and awards to his credit from producing and directing shows
at New Orleans' Le Petit Theatre and other venues, Blocker is relishing
the opportunity to bring his musical theater experience to staging
an opera. He laughs about how Effler, a long-time musical colleague,
recruited him as the director for "Too Many Sopranos."
"Chuck and some Southeastern strings
players performed at my wedding," he recounted. "I came
by while they were practicing at the church. Chuck said, 'Hey, I think
I have something for you. We're doing an opera at Southeastern that
really requires some musical theater staging. I'd like to have you
come up [and direct it].'
"I said 'Great!,'" Blocker
laughed. "I picked up my cell phone and called my bride, who
was is in the middle of putting on the veil, getting on the makeup.
She said, 'I really don't want to talk about this right now!'"
Blocker is enthusiastic about everything
he has encountered at Southeastern - from the selection of the show,
to the talents of the Southeastern cast, to the charms of the venerable
Pottle Music Building Auditorium.
He said "Too Many Sopranos"
was a great choice for the Southeastern Opera/Music Theatre Workshop
because it is audience-friendly, but musically challenging.
"Opera doesn't not have to be 'Wagnerian,'"
he said. "That's why I was excited to tackle this piece. My love
for the operatic art form and the opportunity to work with Chuck would
have gotten me here, but the fact that this show gives me an opportunity
to ham it up, camp it up and have a little fun with it really made
it very attractive."
|Guest director Brandt Blocker of New Orleans,
right, choreographs some stage moves.
Chris Giffin of Baton Rouge, left, and
Brian Martinez Jr. of Montz rehearse a scene from Too Many
Women's History Month continues with 'underpinnings,'
Southeastern's celebration of March as Women's History Month continues
this week with lectures by English professor Annabel Servat and political
science professor Margaret Gonzalez-Perez. Unless otherwise indicated,
Women's History Month events are free and will be held on the library's
March 20, 12:30 p.m. -- In "A Brief History of Underpinnings,"
Southeastern English professor Annabel Servat will take a lighthearted
look at the history and evolution of women's undergarments - including
the fact that for many millenniums, they didn't exist at all.
March 21, noon -- Southeastern history professor Margaret Gonzalez-Perez
will present "Reproduction and the State: Eugenics, Birth Control,
and Policy," illustrating the role of government policy in human
reproduction and its effect on women. She will examine the origin
of eugenics, or genetic engineering, and discuss how it coincided
and conflicted with the birth control movement.
And mark your calendar for next week's
March 27, 12:30 p.m. -- William B. Robison, head of Southeastern's
Department of History and Political Science, will explore the reasons
behind the British music community's antipathy toward a controversial
prime minister in "Bashing Maggie: The British Pop Music War
Against Margaret Thatcher." He will provide musical examples
of musical attacks by widely divergent performers such as the Clash,
Elvis Costello, Jethrol Tull, Paul McCartney, and Sting.
March 28, noon -- Tulane University history professor Rachel Devlin
will present "Teenage Girls and School Desegregation in the 1940s."
Devlin specializes in 20th century American history with a focus on
father-daughter relations, and female adolescents and sexuality. Her
book, "Relative Intimacy: Fathers, Adolescent Daughters and Postwar
American Culture," has received exceptional reviews from both
the academic and general community.
March 29, 12:30 p.m. -- Leah Chase, New Orleans' legendary "Queen
of Creole Cuisine" and owner and chef extraordinaire of the Crescent
City's popular Dooky Chase restaurant, will speak on "Food and
Community." The preeminent chef in the Dooky Chase kitchen, Chase
has established a reputation as one of the best purveyors of Creole
cuisine in the nation, but has also distinguished herself as a community
and civic leader through her dedicated involvement with numerous charities
Livingston Center announces March 29 job fair
The Livingston Parish Literacy and Technology Center will host
a Livingston Parish Job Fair on March 29 from 11 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.
Held at the new facility in Walker, 9261 Florida Blvd. (US 190),
the job fair will focus on the unemployed, the underemployed, career
laddering, resume writing, mock interview sessions, and employment
success panels at 12 noon, 3 p.m., and 5:30 p.m.
The Livingston Parish Literacy and
Technology Center is a joint, cooperative venture between Southeastern
and the Livingston Parish School Board.
"The job fair committee has worked
very hard to provide a meeting ground for job seekers to match up
with fantastic companies in Livingston Parish," said Joan Gunter,
director of Southeastern programs at the center. "Job seekers
will see that Livingston Parish is a great place to work and live,"
"The event is an excellent opportunity
for prospective employees to view available positions within Livingston
Parish and also obtain valuable information from employers,"
said John Ware of the Livingston Economic Development Center.
"Employees who may be unable
to advance or move out of their current jobs, as well as those qualified
employees seeking advancement can take advantage of this opportunity
to see what Livingston Parish businesses and organizations have
to offer," he added.
Ware also said that high school and
college students aware of parish job opportunities can plan their
education to qualify them for particular career fields and even
Confirmed participants include Shaw
Sunland Fabricators, Ferrara Fire Apparatus, Inc., Westaff, EMCO
Technologies, Hancock Bank, Waste Management, Delta Concrete Products,
All-Star Automotive and many more. For a list of participating organizations,
For more information on the Livingston
Parish job fair, contact John Ware at (225) 665-5223 or Joan Gunter
at (225) 665-3303.
Fiscal year-end deadline 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, then 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.
Sociological Association guest speakers
The Southeastern Sociological Association will host guest speakers
in March who will address topics such as 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.
Special Agent Ricardo E. Fernandez,
a retired FBI agent, will offer a session on interview and interrogation
techniques Tuesday, March 20, 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.
from left, are Toxi Abram, principal, East Marion Schools, Columbia,
Miss.; Alexa Hookfin, Hammond Westside, grades 4-6; John Mclendon,
West Marion Elementary School, Foxworth, Miss.; Lawrence Thompson,
discipline and pupil coordinator, Tangipahoa Parish School System;
and Phyllis McCraney, assistant principal, D.C. Reeves Elementary.
Educational Leadership and Technology panel addresses challenges
facing black principals
"Challenges Facing Black Principals" was the title of a
forum held at the Teacher Education Center on Wednesday, March 14.
A panel of black principals addressed an audience of educational practitioners
and graduate students at Southeastern . Students from the University
of Louisiana-Lafayette were also included in the forum via satellite.
The discussion was held in conjunction
with a management class in the doctoral program in Educational Leadership
taught by Dr. Fred Dembowski. The forum was led by Celina Echols,
a faculty member in the Department of Educational Leadership and Technology,
and focused on a research study published by Echols in an on-line
journal entitled NCPEA CONNEXIONS.
The study looked at the challenges and
coping mechanisms facing black principals living and working in Louisiana
and Mississippi. The panel members consisted of some of the survey
participants in Echols' study, as well as principals of schools in
The panelists acknowledge the fact that
by 2020 principals will lead schools where only 49 percent of the
school-aged population will be white, 26 percent of all children will
live in poverty, and eight percent will speak a language other than
English. At the same time, the number of ethnic minority members becoming
teachers and principals is dwindling.
Panel members expressed that higher
education should provide more internship and mentoring programs so
that principals get more practical experience that aligns with the
theoretical approaches. At the same time, they caution educational
constituents to be wary of legislative actions that budget monies
without making appropriations to key areas.
Panel members agreed that racism is
a reality in America, but stressed to their listeners that 90 percent
of what happens to a person is how the person reacts to any action
of injustice. They encouraged the audience to acquire mentors, practice
flexibility, learn a second language and non-standard forms of communications.
At the same time, they advocated that physical and spiritual health
is important to professional and personal well-being.
RAD class for women April 20-22
The University Police Department and the Office of District Attorney
Scott Perrilloux, 21st Judicial District, are teaming up to bring
Rape Aggression Defense (RAD) to the women of our community. The next
scheduled class is on April 20, 21, and 22 at Southeastern.
The Rape Aggression Defense System is
a program of realistic, self-defense tactics and techniques. The RAD
System of Physical Defense is currently being taught at many colleges
and universities and in communities throughout the United States and
Canada. The growing, widespread acceptance of this system is primarily
due to the ease, simplicity and effectiveness of our tactics, solid
research, and unique teaching methodology.
For more information or to register
for a class, contact Patrick Gipson at 985-549-2222 or Renee Phares
at 985-748-7890. You may also send an e-mail with your name and phone
number to firstname.lastname@example.org. This class is for women only and is free
of charge. Enrollment space is limited, so be sure to sign up early.
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Tau Delta fraternity named 'Chapter of Excellence' at division conference
Southeastern's Epsilon Phi Chapter of Delta Tau Delta International
Fraternity once again earned top honors at the Southern Division Leadership
Conference held recently in Atlanta.
Epsilon Phi was one of two chapters
in the Southern Division to receive the Chapter of Excellence award
for their outstanding commitment to excellence in both internal and
operations of the chapter.
"We are very excited to be recognized
for our continued success," said Delta Tau Delta President Justin
Poche` of Metairie. "This is one of the highest awards a chapter
of Delta Tau Delta can receive, and we are extremely honored to be
recognized as a leader in the Fraternity."
Epsilon Phi was chosen as the chapter
with the most Outstanding Brotherhood for the second year in a row,"
Poche said, "Our national fraternity, in announcing the recipient,
noted how very rare and difficult it is for a chapter to win this
award two years in a row."
The chapter was also awarded for exceeding
the All Male and All Fraternity Grade Point Average at Southeastern,
exceeding their recruitment goals, and excellent consultant hospitality.
Poche` was recognized for his work as the President of the Interfraternal
Council at Southeastern.
Delta Tau Delta is a values based fraternity.
Its mission is commitment to lives of excellence. The fraternity was
founded in 1858 on the principles of truth, courage, faith and power.
Delta Tau Delta currently has 116 chapters and colonies across the
United States, divided into five divisions. The Southern Division
of Delta Tau Delta is composed of 25 chapters. This summer Delta Tau
Delta will begin the year long Sesquicentennial Celebration of the
Fraternity, culminating with its bi-annual conference, Karnea, in
August 2008, Karnea, in Pittsburgh.
Epsilon Phi chapter at Southeastern
is committed to excellence in education as the chapter currently maintains
an overall grade point average of 2.93, making it one of the top Greek
fraternities in academics.
Members of Epsilon Phi Chapter of Delta
Tau Delta include Jeremy Barrios, Algiers; Cody Husser, Amite; Shane
Firmin, Andrew Ross, Baton Rouge; Reuben Washington, Bogalusa; Corey
Scott, Covington; Brady Watts, Denham Springs; Trevor Simpson, Geismar;
Christopher Talamantes, Gonzales; Marc Vedros, Gretna; Morgan McGhee,
Hammond; Robert J. Root, Derek Roth, Kenner; Rudy Koppenol, Justin
Landry, Madisonville;Greg Gaiennie, Fletcher Seymour, Mandeville;
Christopher Barcelona, Brandon Frank, Matthew Perrin, Josh Thibodeaux,
Marrero; John T. Erwin, Justin Poche`, Metairie; Greg Vick, Pearl
River; Joe Vandigo, Ponchatoula; Jeffery Miller, Slidell; Matthew
Taylor, Terrytown; and Nick Cavaretta.
For more information on Delta Tau Delta
International Fraternity, visit www.delts.org.
News from the Center for Faculty Excellence
All workshops are held in Tinsley Hall, Room 103 unless otherwise
noted. Registration is required 24 hours in advance of all workshops.
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 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 (LaCC) to provide training
on how to develop and implement service-learning into your classes.
LaCC Interim Director Stuart Stewart and Program Director David Deggs
will present the workshop. Attend both the March and April workshops
and receive a certificate for your professional portfolio. The second
part of the training will be April 3 or 4.
Wednesday, Marcg 21, noon-1 p.m.
-- Using Rubrics to Assess Project-based Learning: Dr. Carol Madere
(Communication) will provide a brief overview of project-based learning
and Dr. Natasha Whitton (English) will follow up with how to create
rubrics that accurately assess project learning. This is a Brown Bag
workshop so bring your lunch and a friend. Drinks and dessert will
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.
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. NOTE: In order for proposals to be
reviewed at the April meeting of the IRB Committee, they will need
to be submitted to Institutional Research office by the end of the
day on March 29.
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
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 university faculty members
holding academic rank, excluding those currently holding administrative
appointments above the level of department head, are eligible to apply.
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. Click
here for the application
form or visit our office in Tinsley Annex, Room 6. For more information,
contact the center at 5791.
PPR training for supervisors
There will be a training program for supervisors who are required
to conduct Performance Planning and Reviews (PPRs) on classified
employees. A session, offered by the Training Section of the Human
Resources Office, will be held on Tuesday, March 20th. The program
will run from 9:30 a.m.-11 a.m. It will be held in the Human Resources
Office Conference room. To register for this program please e-mail
Jan Ortego at Jan.Ortego@selu.edu
or phone extension 5771. Pre-registration and supervisory approval
are necessary for this class.
SBDC upcoming seminars
Tuesday, March 20, Slidell: Understanding Consumer Behavior, 11
a.m.-1 p.m. -- This educational and informative seminar will
help business owners improve their marketing approach by understanding
consumer motivation and decision strategies. Pre-registration is
preferred. Contact the Small Business Development Center at (985)549-3831
or firstname.lastname@example.org for more information
or to reserve your spot. Cohost: Slidell Area Chamber of Commerce.
Cost: $10, free to Slidell Chamber members.
Tuesday and Thursday, March 27
and 29,Mandeville: QuickBooks Pro, 9 a.m.-noon both days -- The
two-night course will be held in Mandeville at Southeastern's St.
Tammany Center. Topics include creating invoices and tracking receivables,
generating reports and graphs, entering and paying bills, and tracking
and paying sales tax. Pre-payment is required and seating is limited.
Contact Sandy Summers at (985) 549-3831 or email@example.com
for more information or to register. Cohost: St. Tammany West Chamber
of Commerce. Cost: $150, $100 for Chamber members
Wednesday, March 28, Hammond: Health
Savings Accounts, noon-1 p.m. -- This event will provide timely
information on utilizing health savings accounts. Businesses attending
this seminar will learn about the potential to reduce health insurance
costs through utilization of HSAs, the pros and cons of HSAs, how
HSAs help employees manage their health care, and much more.
This lunch and learn seminar will
be held at the Southeast Louisiana Business Center on Martens Drive
in Hammond. There is no cost to attend this event and lunch will
be provided. Pre-registration is preferred. For questions or to
register, contact the SBDC at (985) 549-3831 or e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Cohost: Hammond Chamber of Commerce and Parish National Bank. Free
Chemistry & Physics hosts POGIL workshop
The Chemistry & Physics Department hosted a POGIL workshop
for classroom and laboratory instruction on Feb. 24.
POGIL (Process-Oriented Guided Inquiry
Learning) is a classroom and laboratory instructional technique
that seeks to simultaneously teach content and key process skills
such as the ability to think analytically and work effectively as
part of a collaborative team.
Recent developments in cognitive learning
theory as well as results of classroom research suggest that most
students experience improved learning when they are actively engaged
and when they are given the opportunity to construct their own knowledge.
These results counter the widespread misapprehension that effective
teaching must be instructor-centered, involving the transfer of
content directly from the expert - the professor -- to the novice
- the student.
approaches to learning are based on the premises that students will
learn better when: they are actively engaged and thinking in class;
they construct knowledge and draw conclusions by analyzing data
and discussing ideas; they learn how to work together to understand
concepts and solve problems; and the instructor serves as a facilitator
to assist students in the learning process.
Workshop facilitators included Southeastern's
Dr. Rebecca Kruse, Chemistry and Physics); Dr. Michael Garoutte,
Missouri Southern State University; and Dr. Marty Perry, Ouachita
Baptist University, Arkansas. Participants included biology, chemistry,
and physics faculty from more than 10 institutions located in Texas,
Arkansas, Mississippi and Louisiana.
Participants from Southeastern included
Dr. Don Elbers, Dr. Gina Little, Dr. Bill Parksinson, and Dr. Sarah
Weaver (Chemistry and Physics); Dr. Debbie Dardis (Biological Sciences);
and sophomore student and Supplemental Instruction Leader Rebecca
Weber. The workshop was sponsored by the POGIL Project under National
Science Foundation awards.
This week in athletics
The Southeastern baseball team will try to continue its strong
play during this week in Southeastern Athletics.
The Lions (16-6, 2-1 SLC) won their
eighth straight series last weekend, taking two of three from Stephen
F. Austin to open Southland Conference play. Southeastern will hit
the road this week for four games, beginning with a 6:30 p.m. game
at LSU on Wednesday. Southeastern will then head to Natchitoches
for a three-game series with Northwestern State, beginning Friday
at 6:30 p.m. The series continues on Saturday at 2 p.m. and concludes
on Sunday at 1 p.m.
All four 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.
The Southeastern softball team (16-14,
4-7 SLC) will be at home for the duration of the week. On Tuesday,
Jackson State comes to town for a 6 p.m. contest at North Oak Park.
Stephen F. Austin will visit Hammond this weekend for a Southland
Conference series. The series opens with a 3 p.m. doubleheader on
Saturday with Sunday's finale set for 12 p.m.
The Southeastern women's tennis team
(11-2, 3-0 SLC) will try to continue its nine-match winning streak
and its 26-match unbeaten streak versus league competition this
week. On Monday, the Lady Lions will face Northwestern State at
1:30 p.m. in Natchitoches. Southeastern returns home for the weekend,
hosting Lamar at 9 a.m. on Saturday and McNeese State at 10 a.m.
on Sunday at the Southeastern Tennis Complex.
The Southeastern men's tennis team
(7-5, 1-3 SLC) also has a busy upcoming week. On Tuesday, the Lions
head to Lafayette for a 2 p.m. match with ULL. Nicholls State comes
to town on Wednesday for a 2 p.m. league match. The Lions close
the week hosting Lamar at 2 p.m. on Saturday.
After four individuals qualified for
NCAA Regional competition last week, the Southeastern men's and
women's track and field team will be back in action this week. The
Lions and Lady Lions will compete in the Tiger Relays in Baton Rouge,
which runs Thursday through Saturday.
Women's Tennis, at Northwestern
State, Natchitoches, 1:30 p.m.
Softball, vs. Jackson State, North
Oak Park, 6 p.m.
Men's Tennis, at Louisiana-Lafayette,
Lafayette, La., 2 p.m.
Baseball, at LSU, Baton Rouge, 6:30
p.m. (KSLU 90.9 FM)
Men's Tennis, vs. Nicholls State,
Hammond, 2 p.m.
Men's and Women's Track and Field,
at Tiger Relays, Baton Rouge, All Day
Baseball, at Northwestern State, Natchitoches,
6:30 p.m. (KSLU 90.9 FM)
Men's and Women's Track and Field,
at Tiger Relays, Baton Rouge, All Day
Baseball, at Northwestern State, Natchitoches,
2 p.m. (KSLU 90.9 FM)
Softball, vs. Stephen F. Austin (DH),
North Oak Park, 3 p.m.
Women's Tennis, vs. Lamar, Southeastern
Tennis Complex, 9 a.m.
Men's Tennis, vs. Lamar, Southeastern
Tennis Complex, 2 p.m.
Men's and Women's Track and Field,
at Tiger Relays, Baton Rouge, All Day
Baseball, at Northwestern State, Natchitoches,
1 p.m. (KSLU 90.9 FM)
Softball, vs. Stephen F. Austin, North
Oak Park, 12 p.m.
Women's Tennis, vs. McNeese State,
Southeastern Tennis Complex, 10 a.m.
Lynette Ralph (Sims Memorial Library) was invited to present
a paper at the Georgia Health Sciences Library Association on March
9. The topic of her presentation was "The Changing Scope of
Dr. Hye-Young Kim (Chemistry
and Physics) presented a talk on "Linear surfactant-mediated
spreading of nanodroplets: molecular dynamics simulation,"
in the annual APS March Meeting 2007 in Denver, March 4-9.
Dr. Yanyi K. Djamba (Sociology
and Criminal Justice) published an article titled "Gender Differences
in Occupational Mobility in Ethiopia: The Effects of Migration and
Economic and Political Change," in Genus LXII (No. 2):
65-88. The article was co-authored with Sidney Goldstein and Alice
Goldstein of Brown University.
C. Roy Blackwood (Visual Arts)
is currently the BSA Wood Badge Course director and scout master.
Wood Badge is the premier leadership training experience at the
top of the BSA training continuum and comprised of two three-day
weekends in March. With 17 staff members, the course is the culmination
of six months' preparation in staff development.
Dr. David Ramsey (General Business)
had his article, "Communication, Litigation, and Financial
Auditing: Grady Hazel's Views," accepted for publication in
the June 2007 issue of the Business Communication Quarterly.
The article will appear as part of the "Focus on Business Practices"
column of the journal.
Dr. Barbara Forrest (History
and Political Science) delivered a presentation on intelligent design
creationism on February 15 in Washington, DC, at a public congressional
briefing attended by staff of the House Science and Technology Committee.
Held in the House Committee on Science and Technology meeting room
in the Rayburn Building, the briefing was organized by the Center
for Inquiry Office of Public Policy and co-sponsored by Rep. Lynn
Woolsey of California.