the ULS Board
Southeastern welcomed the University of Louisiana System
Board on campus March 22-23 with a theme that showcased the
university's international activities. First row, left, Provost
John Crain looks on as biology major Leah Poche tells the board
on Thursday about her experiences conducting research in Ghana;
right, Deans Stephen Soutullo and Tammy Bourg discuss student
success; second row, left, Elsie Burkhalter and fellow board
members tour the Southeastern Channel; right, John Cresson shows
off the technology in the College of Business Finance Lab; left,
students greeted board members at the Thursday night social
in international attire; below, left, the Guitar Ensemble provides
music with a Spanish flare; right; international students provided
a variety of entertainment.
A reception for recent Southeastern retirees will be held at the Alumni
Center at 2 p.m. on Tuesday, March 27.
Congratulations - and thank you! - to
the following retirees: Linda Achord, Brenda Adams, Carole Bedwell,
Van Burns, Alvin Burstein, Marilyn Burt, Brian Canfield, Rosalyn Chauvin,
Harvey Darnell, Vera DePriest, Laverne Douglas, Elizabeth Evans, Patricia
Friedman, Robert Goodwin, Betty Guy, Catherine Holland, Gail Hood,
John Hoover, James Hunter, Deborah Jones, Linda Kelly, Ronald Kennedy,
Margo Kennedy, Michael Kurtz, Charlotte Larson, William Lewis, Thomas
Lipscomb, Arlene Liuzza, Carole Lund, Archie Moore, Tara Morgan, Gayle
Neal, Susan Nichols, Julius Nunn, Cynthia Prestholdt, Beth Robinson,
Ruth Rolling, Anthony Romano, Sharmal Schrock, Deborah Shaffer, Robert
Spitzer, Diane Strickland, Betty Tackney, Barry Talbot, Roger Tate,
Henry Thomasson, Elaine Vance, George Waltner, and Charles Weathersby.
Please make plans to attend as we honor
Chefs Evening is a success
under the UC's 'Big Top'
Chefs Evening, the Development Foundation's annual fundraiser,
was again a huge success as patrons gathered in the University
Center arena for tasty samples of fine cuisine and beverages
from area businesses and restaurants.
Following the circus theme,
the arena became "the big top" (far left), complete
with ring master Tom Dawsey (left). Patrons ringed the many
food stations (below, left) and enjoyed bidding for items
at the silent auction (below, right).
Chefs Evening proceeds benefit
Southeastern academic programs.
Livingston Center hosts job fair Thursday
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 Louisiana
University 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 particular
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.
Southeastern offers GRE prep course
Southeastern's continuing education department is offering a
prep class on the Graduate Record Exam (GRE), which will undergo
major changes at the end of July.
The course, which covers the test's
current format, is scheduled for April 19, 20 and May 3. The class
begins at 5 p.m. in the Teacher Education Center, room 248. Cost
for the class is $200.
Individuals who must have their GRE
scores reported to graduate schools before November 2007 should
plan to take the current GRE test before it is revised. Prospective
students have one last chance to take the GRE in its current form
on July 31.
After July the exam will almost double
in length, with substantial changes in content, including more questions
on probability and statistics. The format for the current multiple-choice
section will also change to include questions of different types,
such as truth tables and numeric response.
For more information about the GRE
prep class and exam changes, please contact the continuing education
department at 985-549-2301, 1-800-256-2771, or log on to www.selu.edu/continuinged.
Information about the GRE is available at www.ets.org.
Southeastern hosts Saxophone Conference March
Southeastern will host the North American Saxophone Alliance
Region VI Conference March 30-31, featuring saxophone professors
and students from Florida, Georgia, Mississippi, Alabama, Texas,
Louisiana and Puerto Rico.
The musicians share performances and
master classes of the latest saxophone compositions and technology
in the Pottle Music Building Auditorium. A variety of saxophone
chamber music will be performed: quartets, duets with piano, guitar,
percussion or cello, a trio for voice, bassoon and alto saxophone,
and solo works.
For a schedule of events, visit www.saxalliance.org/viprogram.doc.
For more information contact Richard Schwartz of the Department
of Music and Dramatic Arts, firstname.lastname@example.org or 985-549-5938.
'Ringing' with pride
More than 150 Southeastern seniors will gather at the Columbia
Theatre for the Performing Arts on Friday for the university's second
official ring ceremony. The university ring ring, unveiled during
Homecoming 2005, was created by Balfour and designed by a committee
of Southeastern students, faculty, staff and alumni. It is available
to students and alumni.
The ceremony will begin at 7 p.m.
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.
RAD class for women
The University Police Department and the Office of District
Attorney Scott Perrilloux, 21st Judicial District, are teaming together
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. Alternately, you may also send an e-mail with your
name and phone number to email@example.com.
This class is for women only and is free of charge. Enrollment space
is limited, so be sure to sign up early!
Five Biology graduate students attended the 2007 Southeastern
Ecology and Evolution Conference at the University of Central Florida
in Orlando March 16-18. The meeting had 150 participants from 40
universities presenting 55 oral presentations and 35 posters. Southeastern
presented four oral presentations: Rosemary Becker, "Phylogenetic
implications of tetrapod poopiomelanocortin (POMC) sequence";
Tiffany Schriever, "Salt tolerance and metamorphic trait variation
among the larvae of Hyla cinerea (Green Treefrog)";
Mallory Eckstut, "Morphological variation within the unisexual-bisexual
Nactus pelagicus complex (Reptilia: Gekkonidae) on Tanna
Island, Vanuatu"; and Dustin Siegel, "Utero-muscular twisting
and sperm storage in Viperids." The students thank Dean Dan
McCarthy and the College of Science and Technology for funding the
Jessica Cressionnie, a junior
communication major, and Dustin Johnson, a freshman music
major, participated in the singing competition sponsored by the
South Louisiana chapter of the National Association of Teachers
of Singing at McNeese State University in Lake Charles March 10.
Johnson garnered third place in the freshmen men division, while
Cressionnie placed second in the upper Musical Theater division.
Cressionnie was also chosen to perform in a master class for guest
clinical David Ronis, a veteran of professional opera and musical
theatre who lives and works in New York. In all, 65 students competed
in the competition with representatives from Southeastern, LSU,
McNeese, Southern, Loyola and ULL. Cressionnie and Johnson are private
students of Dr. Stephen Rushing.
featured in recitals March 28-29
The Department of Music and Dramatic Arts will present faculty
members Henry Jones, piano, Nicole McPherson, flute, and Andrew Seigel,
clarinet, in recitals as part of the "Encore!" spring concert
The free recitals and will take place
each night at 7:30 in Pottle Auditorium.
Jones will perform March 28 with piano
selections such as "Les cyclopes" Jean-Philippe Rameau (1683-1764),
"Grande valse in A-flat Major, Op. 42" Frédéric
Chopin (1810-1849), and Danseuses de Delphes" (Delphic Dances)
Claude Debussy (1862-1918). He will close out the evening with "Nine
Piano Pieces, Op. 3" Zoltán Kodály (1882-1967).
He graduated with cum laude honors from
Yale University, and teaches piano and related subjects at Southeastern.
He was the musical director of a gymnastic exhibition at Madison Square
Garden, and Broadway and off-Broadway shows, including "Evita,"
"Jerome Robbins' Broadway," and "The Fantasticks."
On March 29, the Fluriano Trio (McPherson,
Seigel, and Jones) will delight music lovers with compositions by
Libby Larsen (b. 1950), "Barn Dances," Chen Yi (b.1953),
"Monologue: Impression on "The True Story of Ah Q,"
Nicola LeFanu (b. 1947), "Isobirthday," Jennifer Higdon
(b. 1962) "Dash," and Louise Farrenc (1804-1875), "Trio
in E minor, op. 45."
McPherson completed her doctoral degree
in Flute Performance at Michigan State University. She is the flute
instructor at Southeastern Louisiana University, and performs with
the Southeastern faculty woodwind quintet and conducts the Southeastern
Seigel earned his doctorate as a Distinguished
Fellow at Michigan State University. He is the assistant professor
of clarinet at Southeastern, and also plays in Southeastern's faculty
woodwind quintet. He is the principal clarinetist of the Gulf Coast
Symphony, and has recorded a compact disc with the Grand Rapids Symphony
at Carnegie Hall.
"The Trio has performed throughout
Louisiana and Mississippi including a public radio performance,"
For additional information, contact
Music and Dramatic Arts at 985-549-2184.
of content Student Employee
During the week of April 2-5, the Office of Financial Aid will
recognize Southeastern student employees. Student Employee Appreciation
Week is designed to enhance the awareness of student employment and
recognize those students who perform outstanding work while attending
On April 2 and April 4, a table will
be set up in the Student Union Mall from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Student employees
will be able to register for prizes to be given away on April 4, and
students will also be able to obtain student employment information.
We encourage all departments to join
us in Student Worker Appreciation Week by showing your student workers
how much their hard work is appreciated and offering them a big "thank
History Month concludes with Leah Chase
Southeastern's celebration of March as Women's History Month concludes
this week with lectures by faculty and guest speakers, including Leah
Chase of New Orleans culinary fame.
Unless otherwise indicated, Women's
History Month events are free and will be held on the library's third
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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Tuesday, March 27, 12:30-2:30 p.m.
and Wednesday, March 28, noon-2 p.m. -- The 2007 Faculty Conference
on Teaching, Research and Creativity: The conference will 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. A light lunch will be available both days. View
NOTE: The Center for Faculty
Excellence will be closed Spring Break week (April 9 - April 13).
Physical Plant is scheduling an electrical shutdown of Tinsley Hall
and Tinsley Hall Annex for the week of spring break, April 9-13. This
will allow the new electrical service on campus to feed from Meade
Hall to Tinsley Hall. This service will provide new feeds to the building
and better protection from single phasing.
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. For the
application form, please go to the center's
web site or visit our office in Tinsley Annex, Room 6. For more
information, contact the center at 5791.
Lab School participates in Walk for Diabetes
The Southeastern Lab School will participate in the School Walk
for Diabetes Friday March 30 at Strawberry Stadium from 11:30 a.m.-2
The School Walk for Diabetes is a
fundraiser for the American Diabetes Association aimed at curing,
preventing, and improving the lives of those affected by diabetes.
The School Walk for Diabetes teaches children about the benefits
associated with regular exercise and healthy eating.
This week in athletics
The football team will hold its annual Spring Game on Saturday
at 2 p.m. at Strawberry Stadium during this week in Southeastern
The intrasquad game will be the culmination
of Southeastern's three-week spring practice program. It will also
be the first opportunity for Lion fans to see first-year head coach
Mike Lucas' squad in action. For ticket information, contact the
Southeastern Ticket Office at (985) 549-5466.
The Southeastern baseball team (18-8,
4-2 SLC) won its ninth straight series dating back to last season
by taking two of three at Northwestern State last weekend the Lions'
first series victory in Natchitoches since joining the Southland
Conference. Southeastern will look to continue its winning ways
with five games on the slate this week.
Southeastern will host Alcorn State
(Tuesday) and Mississippi Valley State (Wednesday) will visit Alumni
Field for 6:30 p.m. contests. The Lions will then hit the road for
a three-game SLC series at Texas-San Antonio, beginning Friday at
6 p.m. The series continues with a 3 p.m. contest on Saturday, with
Sunday's series finale set for 1 p.m. All of Southeastern's baseball
games this week can be heard in the Hammond area on KSLU 90.9 FM
and on the Internet at www.LionSports.net.
Junior pitcher Rachel Ray led the
Southeastern softball team (18-17, 6-8 SLC) to a much needed series
win over Stephen F. Austin this weekend. Southeastern will hit the
road for five games this week. On Tuesday, they will face Louisiana-Monroe
in a 4 p.m. doubleheader. Southeastern will then head to Huntsville,
Texas for a 3 p.m. doubleheader at Sam Houston State. The series
will close with a 12 p.m. contest on Sunday.
The Southeastern men's golf team will
look to win its third straight tournament and continue to climb
in the national rankings this week. The Lions ranked 36th by Golfstat
and 39th by Golfweek will compete in the USA Spring Classic
in Mobile, Ala. The tournament is scheduled for Monday and Tuesday
at the Heron Lakes Country Club.
The Southeastern women's tennis team
(14-2, 6-0 SLC) will look to continue its dominance of the Southland
Conference this week. The Lady Lions ranked 58th nationally - will
head to Thibodaux for a 2 p.m. match with league foe Nicholls State
on Tuesday. Southeastern has won 11 consecutive matches and 29 straight
matches versus league opposition dating back to the 2005 season.
The Southeastern men's tennis team
(8-7, 4-2 SLC) will begin preparation for next month's Southland
Conference Tournament. The Lions will be in Hattiesburg, Miss. on
Thursday for a 2 p.m. match.
The Southeastern men's and women's
track and field teams will have several opportunities to add to
its NCAA Mideast Regional qualifiers this week. Members of the Lions
and Lady Lions will compete in the Louisiana Tech Twilight on Wednesday,
the LSU Combined Events meet on Thursday and Friday and the LSU
Invitational on Saturday.
Men's Golf, at USA Spring Classic, Mobile, Ala., 8 a.m.
Baseball, vs. Alcorn State, Alumni
Field, 6:30 p.m. (KSLU 90.9 FM)
Softball, at Louisiana-Monroe (DH),
Monroe, 4 p.m.
Men's Golf, at USA Spring Classic,
Mobile, Ala., 8 a.m.
Women's Tennis, at Nicholls State,
Thibodaux, 2 p.m.*
Baseball, vs. Mississippi Valley State,
Alumni Field, 6:30 p.m. (KSLU 90.9 FM)
Men's and Women's Track and Field,
at Louisiana Tech Twilight, Ruston, All Day
Men's Tennis, at Southern Miss, Hattiesburg,
Miss., 2 p.m.
Men's and Women's Track and Field,
at LSU Combined Events, Baton Rouge, All Day
Baseball, at Texas-San Antonio, San
Antonio, Texas, 6 p.m. (KSLU 90.9 FM)*
Men's and Women's Track and Field,
at LSU Combined Events, Baton Rouge, All Day
Football, Spring Game, Strawberry
Stadium, 2 p.m.
Baseball, at Texas-San Antonio, San
Antonio, Texas, 3 p.m. (KSLU 90.9 FM)*
Softball, at Sam Houston State (DH),
Huntsville, Texas, 3 p.m.*
Men's and Women's Track and Field,
at LSU Invitational, Baton Rouge, All Day
Baseball, at Texas-San Antonio, San
Antonio, Texas, 1 p.m. (KSLU 90.9 FM)*
Softball, at Sam Houston State, Huntsville,
Texas, 12 p.m.
Dr. Richard Louth (English) has had two pieces published in
Louisiana in Words, a recent collection of writing about
Louisiana edited by Joshua Clark and published by Pelican Press.
The book runs chronologically from dawn to dawn, spanning one single
day in Louisiana, and Louth's pieces are entitled "12:42 P.M."
and "8:42 P.M." Writer in residence Bev Marshall (English)
also has a piece in the book entitled "2:00 P.M." Marshall
also gave a reading and presentation at The Columns in New Orleans
as part of the 1718 Reading Series sponsored by Loyola and Tulane
Dr. Margaret Gonzalez-Perez (History
and Political Science) presented a paper entitled "Whither
Spanish Federalism?" and served the discussant for a Southwest
Politics panel at the Southwest Political Science Association conference
in Albuquerque, N.M., March 14.
Dr. David Wyld (Management)
recently made a presentation on "RFID in Government" at
the e-Gov Institute's 2007 Wireless Technology and Security Conference
in Washington, DC.