ByLion -- November 12

Homecoming king and queen
Homecoming contest winners
Alumni Awards Evening honors
More scenes from Homecoming 2007
Friendship Oak award
Conversations on Diversity

Dardenne presents lecture
'Gobble Gallop' 5K
Lion Traxx shuttle rolling
Jazz Ensemble 1 concert Tuesday
Forrest on NOVA Tuesday
Channel nabs emmy nominations
NSSE survey report

United Way update
Honors Senior Theses Nov. 15
Events impacting parking
UPD lost and found
Wear gold to Saturday's game
This week in athletics
Professional activities

Michael Kyles and Shamekia Matthews 2007 Southeastern Homecoming Queen and King
Shamekia Matthews, right, a business technology major from Port Allen, and Michael Kyles Jr., a social studies education major from Baton Rouge, were crowned queen and king of Southeastern Louisiana University's 2007 Homecoming festivities in Strawberry Stadium Nov. 10. Matthews, the daughter of Isiah and Diane Matthews, is sweetheart of Delta Sigma Theta sorority. She was a Southeastern African American Achievement Award recipient and is a member of the Black Student Union and the National Society of Collegiate Scholars. Kyles is the son of Michael Kyles Sr. and the late Loretta Kyles. He is beau of the Senior Class and serves as president of Phi Beta Sigma fraternity and the NAACP. He was voted campus Outstanding Man of the Year in 2006 and Mr. Southeastern in 2007. Both Matthews and Kyles are seniors.
Congratulations to Homecoming contest winners
Southeastern has announced the winners of its Homecoming 2007 contests, held to boost spirit and participation during Homecoming Week, Nov. 5-10.
     Faculty, staff, students, downtown businesses and area school children all participated in a variety of contests challenging them to use their creative skills in decorating doors, designing birthday cakes from cardboard or concocting a tasty tailgating recipe - all in honor of the Alumni Association's 80th anniversary.
      Members of the Southeastern community also put their brain power to work in the annual Phi Kappa Phi Homecoming Quiz Bowl.
     Here are the Homecoming contest results:
     Phi Kappa Phi Homecoming Quiz Bowl
     Overall winner -- Southeastern Honors Club's "Honor Guard" (Angela Kamerer-White of Baton Rouge; Zealon Solomon of Oakdale, Matthew Arbo of Madison, and William Rose of Hammond).
     Faculty division -- First place: Communication Sciences and Disorders and Mathematics' "Cognitive Pie" (Lillian Steigler, Rebecca Davis, Kent Neuerberg, Alan Cannon; second place: Center for Faculty Excellence's "Center of Attention" (Dane Bounds, Ed Nelson, Danny Acosta, Chris Longman).
     Student division -- Second place: "The Write Stuff, Too" (Sherman FitzSimons of Covington, Samantha Perez of St. Bernard, Peter Basirico of Long Island, N.Y., and Mechelle Rouchon of Clinton.
     "Tailgate and Celebrate, Alumni Turns 80" tailgating cooking contest
     Chefs Kevin Nicholas of Aramark, Joe Wong of Trey Yuen Restaurant, and Anthony DelPideo of Cocoa Bean judged the contest.
     "Dessert" Division -- University Housing (Tammy Rousse), "Any Which Way You Can Carrot Cake," first place; Kathy Sullivan (Continuing Education), "Rock Around the Clock Cake," second place.
     "Non-Dessert" Division -- Pam Prescott (General Studies), "Paws Shrimp Cocktail," first place; Mary Lou Coats (Development Foundation), "Roomie's Crawfish Dip," second place.
     Grand Prize -- Dawn Dottolo and Jason Leader (Campus Activities Board), "Pour Some Sugar on Homecoming!"
     Campus door decorating contest
     Continuing Education, first place; Division of Student Affairs, second place; St. Tammany Center, third place.
     Cardboard Cake Decorating Contest
     10-13 year old division -- Brittany Collins, Independence Middle School, first place; Rebecca Ray, Loranger Middle School, second place; Shanara Pope, Martha Vinyard Elementary, third place.
     8-9 year old division -- Kaila Viola, Natalbany Elementary, first place; Olivia Maurer, Mater Dolorosa, second place; Qimone Thrasher, Hammond Westside Upper Elementary, third place.
     6-7 year old division -- Gregory Cohn, Tucker Elementary, first place; Sarah Delyea, Loranger Elementary, second place; Oliver Robinson, Eastside Magnet School, third place. Honorable Mentions in this division include: Annie Sunderland, Will Sunderland, and Logan Cantore of Eastside Magnet School; Matthew Barattini of Tucker Elementary; and Morgan King of North Live Oak Elementary.
     Downtown Decorating Contest -- Strawberry Patch (self-decorated), first place; Peoples Bank (decorated by Alpha Omicron Pi), second place; Central Rexall Drugs (decorated by Phi Mu and Delta Tau Delta), third place. |
     Most Creative Tailgate – Janet Moran. The tailgate featured felt Southeastern pennants that led the way to the food and festivities found inside the tailgate tent.
     Sweepstakes Award – Dr. Sonny Chandler and family. The tailgate spread included a silver candelabra, complete with candles and green and gold flourishes, and chaffing dishes filled with all the fixings to go with the roasted turkey that was carved and served to all tailgate guests.

Tammy Rousse Kathy Sullivan Pam Prescott Mary Lou Coates

"Cake" decorating winners Jason Leader and Dawn Dottolo-Starkey
Winners of the Homecoming "cake" decorating contest were, from left, (8-9 year old division) Qimone Thrasher, third; (6-7 year old division), Gregory Cohn, first; Annie Sunderland, honorable mention; (10-13 year old division) Rebecca Ray, second; (8-9 year old division), Kaila Viola, first, (6-7 year old division), Sarah Delyea, second; and Will Sunderland, honorable mention. Jason Leader and Dawn Dottolo-Starkey of the Campus Activities Board combined their cooking talents to win the "Tailgate and Celebrate" Faculty/Staff cooking contest with their sweet concoctions titled "Pour Some Sugar on Homecoming."

Student Quiz Bowl and Overall Winner
President Moffett, far left, and Phi Kappa Phi's Joan Faust, far right, congratulate the Honor Guard, the winners -- for the second year in a row! -- of the Homecoming Quiz Bowl. Team members are Angela Kamerer-White, Matthew Arbo, William Rose and Zealon Solomon. The Quiz Bowl faculty bracket winner was Communication Sciences and Disorders and Mathematics' "Cognitive Pie." President Moffett and Joan Faust congratulate team members Rebecca Davis, Lily Steigler, Alan Cannon and Kent Neuerberg

President Moffett, William Handal, Noelle Vaughn, Kathy Pittman President Moffett, Pam and Mike Prescott
William Handal, a 1974 Southeastern graduate and the Minister of Finance of El Salvadore, was honored as the 2007 Alumnus of the Year at the Homecoming Awards Evening. With him are President Moffett, Alumni President Noelle Vaughan, and Alumni Director Kathy Pittman. Pam Prescott of General Studies, pictured with President Moffett, left, and husband Mike, was presented with the L.E. Chandler Award at the Awards Evening. The annual award recognizes faculty, staff or alumnus who has assisted students or student groups in their efforts and accomplishments.

More scenes from Homecoming 2007

Alumni tailgate Alumni art show College tailgating
Winning tailgate decoration Making ceramics Gumbo Ya Ya spirit
Band marches in parade Bonfire Gumbo Ya Ya cake Lyceum Lights

Friendship Oak recipientsFaculty, staff honored with 'Friendship Oak' award
At the Alumni Awards Evening held Friday night, eight Southeastern faculty and staff were honored with the Friendship Oak Award for special service to the Alumni Association and the university. Receiving the award were William Joubert, director of the Southeast Louisiana Business Center; David Wyld, College of Business; Lisa Patti, EEO/ADA Office; Connie Davis and Robin Parker, Auxiliary Services; Rick Settoon, the Southeastern Channel; Denise Tullier-Holly, Lab School; and Aristides Baraya, director of the College of Business's Latin American Business Initiative.

College of Education and Human Development hosts 'Conversations on Diversity'
The College of Education and Human Development will present its third "Conversations on Diversity" series Nov. 12, 13, and 15.
     Initiated last year, the free series, which is open to the public, is designed to give students the opportunity to expand their understanding of other cultures, said Dean Diane Allen. "By broadening our students' horizons, we are giving them the knowledge and awareness they will need as teachers to expand the horizons of their own students," she said.
     The fall 2007 "Conversations" series features an educator whose research focuses on encouraging girls to study science, a Baton Rouge artist who creates sculptures from an unusual medium, and a panel of Korean students from Southeastern and Louisiana State University.
     On Monday, Nov. 12, Tandra Tyler-Wood, an associate professor in the Department of Technology and Cognition at the University of North Texas, will speak on her National Science Foundation research project "BUGS (Bringing Up Girls in Science)."
     Tyler-Wood will present her one-hour lecture twice -- at 12:30 p.m. and 5:30 p.m. in the Cate Teacher Education Center Kiva -- to accommodate the schedules of students, area educators and community members.
     In 2002, with support from the NSF Division of Human Resource Development, Tyler-Wood launched BUGS, a science-themed, after-school program for girls. As a way of encouraging more girls to study science, she paired high school girls as mentors of elementary school girls for field and laboratory science investigations. She found that the pairings boosted interest and confidence in both groups.
     On Tuesday, Nov. 13, "Conversations" will feature Michael Smith, a unique artist known as "The Toothpick Man." His lecture will also be presented twice, 12:30 p.m. and 5:30 p.m. in the TEC Kiva.
     Instead of using paints, pigments and canvas to create his art, Smith uses toothpicks and wood glue. A native of Port Allen and a Baton Rouge resident, Smith is a recipient of the 2003 Arts Ambassadors Awards and is listed on the State of Louisiana Artist Roster.
     He is a member of the "Artists-In-School" program through the Greater Baton Rouge Arts Council, New Orleans Arts Council and Louisiana Craft Guild. He frequently conducts workshops and classes, many supported by Baton Rouge Arts Council and Louisiana Division of the Arts grants, to motivate creativity and confidence in young people.
     In 2005, Smith was accepted into the Guiness Book of World Records for creating the world's largest toothpick alligator. The 320-pound. sculpture is made of more than three million toothpicks and took more than three years to build.
     On Thursday, Nov. 15, from 5:30-6:30 p.m., Bonnie Ahn, an assistant professor of social work at Southeastern, will discuss Korean Culture and Campus Life with five Korean students - Diana Yi from Southeastern and LSU students Youngju Cha, Daeyoung Kim, Eunyoung Lee and June No.
     The students will introduce Korean culture and discuss their experiences as minority students on American college campuses. They will also address Korean traditional value orientation, effects of cultural transition and strategies for coping with a new cultural experience.
     For additional information on "Conversations on Diversity," contact the College of Education and Human Development, 985-549-2218.
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Sam Hyde, Andre Coudrain, Marjorie Morrison, Jay Dardenne, Randy Moffett Dardenne presents Morrison lecture
Secretary of State Jay Dardenne, second from right, presented the annual James H. Morrison Lecture on Politics and Government Nov. 6. The lecture,sponsored by Southeastern's Center for Southeast Louisiana Studies and the College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences, honors the late James H. "Jimmy" Morrison, the Hammond native who represented Louisiana's Sixth Congressional District in the U.S. House of Representatives from 1943-1967. Also pictured are Sam Hyde, director of the Center for Southeast Louisiana Studies; Andre Coudrain of the University of Louisiana System board; Marjorie Morrison; and President Randy Moffett.
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'Gobble Gallop' 5K run to raise funds for cancer causes
Southeastern's Sport Management Association will sponsor "Gobble Gallop," its annual 5K race and fun run on Thursday, Nov. 15, at Strawberry Stadium.
     The event this year will raise funds for the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation in honor of Kinesiology and Health Studies instructor Alice Gibson, who is being treated for cancer, and for the Relay for Life in honor of Devon Currie, a member of the Lions football team who is also fighting cancer.
     Registration begins at 4:30 p.m. at Strawberry Stadium. The fun run begins at 6 p.m.and consists of three laps around the track with the 5K race starting at 6:30 p.m. with participants running a route around the Southeastern campus and ending at the stadium.
     The entry fee is $15 for adults and $10 for Southeastern students, which includes a t-shirt on a first come, first served basis. The fun run entry fee is $10. Refreshments will be available following the races. Registration forms and additional information are available from the Department of Kinesiology and Health Studies by calling 985-549-2129 or by e-mailing
     Christina Merckx, assistant professor of kinesiology and health studies and faculty advisor to the Sport Management Association, said the student organization wanted to recognize Gibson and Currie for their fight against cancer.
     "Everyone knows someone whose lives have been impacted by cancer," said Merckx. "Alice Gipson and Devon Currie are members of the Southeastern family who are both dealing courageously with this disease. We want to recognize their fight and support them in every way."
     The event is co-sponsored with class members of Kinesiology 366, a sport management course that covers facility and event management. Other sponsors of the event include Centennial Wireless, Jambalaya and Company, Perfectly Fit, Cate Street Seafood Station, Louisiana Home Health, Wal-Mart, Sonic, La Carretta, Tope La, and Southeastern Athletics.
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Lion Traxx now rolling!Preparing to board Lion Traxx for a trial run on Friday are, from left, Jim McHodgkins, assistant vice president for student affairs; Marvin Yates, vice president for student affairs; SGA representatives Zealon Solomon, Kristen Robair, Chris Barcelona, Andy Dye and Ericka Johnson; and President Randy Moffett.
'Lion Traxx' bus shuttle now rolling
Southeastern has launched a bus service that cruises the university perimeter providing book-toting students some needed transportation across the sprawling campus.
     Called Lion Traxx, the shuttle bus service started on Monday, Nov. 12, offering free rides along an established route to all Southeastern students, faculty and staff, announced Vice President for Student Affairs Marvin Yates.
     The service is starting with one handicapped bus that seats 16 with standing room for several more people.
     "By next year, we expect to have three buses operating, which will significantly reduce wait times and generally provide much better service," Yates said. "These first couple of months will be a pilot trial run to give us some time to work out any problems with the service."
     Lion Traxx will run from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday. The white bus, marked with Southeastern's Lion logo and name, will make three stops in its loop around the campus. The stops are clearly marked with a green and gold sign reading "Lion Traxx Shuttle Stop."
     The bus route starts at the University Center Gate 2 on University Avenue and will make stops on Tennessee Avenue near the rear of D Vickers Building and in the West Stadium parking lot. From there, the bus will return to its starting point at the University Center.
     Yates said the shuttle is scheduled to stop at each location at least once in any 20 minute time period. "Once we get the other buses rolling in January, the wait time will be significantly less," he said.
     Riders will be asked to show their Southeastern identification card before boarding. Anyone without a card will not be allowed on the shuttle. The shuttle will close if classes are canceled due to inclement weather or any other emergency.
     Additional information on the Lion Traxx Shuttle Service is available by calling 985-549-BUSS, or after hours by calling the University Police Department at 549-2222.
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Jazz Ensemble 1Jazz Ensemble 1 in concert Tuesday
Jazz Ensemble 1 will present its fall concert on Tuesday, Nov. 13, at 7:30 p.m. at the university's Columbia Theatre for the Performing Arts, 220 E. Thomas St. in downtown Hammond.
     Conducted by Glen J. Hemberger, Southeastern director of bands, Jazz Ensemble 1 is the Department of Music and Dramatic Arts' premiere jazz organization, comprised of 20 talented student musicians.
     Hemberger said the program will include a wide variety of jazz standards, as well as contemporary and regional favorites.
     The concert will begin with the Cole Porter classic "Begin the Beguine," featuring senior Marcy Mayeux of Slidell on trumpet. The song made famous by Dave Brubeck, "Take Five" will feature graduate saxophone major Emmanuel Seals of Fairhope, Ala.
     Also on the program will be "Take the A Train," "Georgia on my Mind," and the Louis Prima/Benny Goodman arrangement of "Sing, Sing, Sing," showcasing music performance major Brian Kingrey of Covington on clarinet.
     Rounding out the program will be a new arrangement of the New Orleans jazz standard, "Bourbon Street Parade," featuring Skyler Stoup of Mandeville on trumpet and Justin Pardue of Walker on trombone.
     General admission is $3, with a $1 Columbia Theatre processing charge. All students are admitted free. For more information, contact the Southeastern bands at 985-549-2599.
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Forrest on NOVA documentary Tuesday night
Philosophy professor and author Barbara Forrest will be featured in "Judgment Day: Intelligent Design on Trial," airing on the PBS program NOVA, Tuesday, Nov. 13.
     The two-hour documentary is the story of the 2005 legal case Kitzmiller et al v. Dover Area School District, the first legal case involving intelligent design creationism. Forrest served as one of the key expert witnesses for the plaintiffs.
     The program will air at 7 p.m. on Louisiana Public Broadcasting stations and 7:30 p.m. on New Orleans' WYES. On Nov. 14, it will be available online on at
     In December 2004, 11 parents of public school students in Dover, Pa., filed the first lawsuit in a United States federal court against the teaching of intelligent design creationism in public school science classes. A year later Judge John E. Jones III of the Middle District of Pennsylvania ruled that the teaching of intelligent design violates the First Amendment of the U. S. Constitution, saying that it "cannot uncouple itself from its creationist, and thus religious, antecedents."
     A short interview clip with Forrest is available on the NOVA website at Forrest has also recounted her experiences in the trial in the 2007 edition of her book, Creationism's Trojan Horse: The Wedge of Intelligent Design, co-authored with Paul R. Gross. She was called as an expert witness because of her work on the book, first published in 2004. She also wrote an article about the trial, "The 'Vise Strategy' Undone: Kitzmiller et al. v. Dover Area School District," which is available at
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Steve Zaffuto, Josh Kapusinski, Roberts Batson, Rick SettoonThe Southeastern Channel recently earned six regional Emmy Award nominations from the Suncoast Chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences. Shown, from left, front, are Steve Zaffuto, Southeastern Channel General Manager Rick Settoon; back, Josh Kapusinski, and Roberts Batson.
Southeastern Channel nominated for six Emmys
The Southeastern Channel has been nominated for six regional Emmy Awards.
     Promotional spots for Southeastern's "Tomorrow's Leaders" image campaign were nominated in the "Commercial" category while "Community Vision," a promo about regional forums airing on the Southeastern Channel, was nominated in the "Promotion/Program/Single Spot" category.
     Channel Operations Manager Steve Zaffuto was nominated in the "Director-Post-Production" category for "Tomorrow's Leaders" as well as for his graphics and animation work on "Native Sounds," a regional blues music program.
     Videographer Josh Kapusinski was nominated for a composite of his show opens and promos in the "Graphic Arts: Animation" category. Kapusinski won an Emmy last year for his promotional spot for the channel's "Florida Parish Chronicles" series.
     Roberts Batson, the entertaining presenter of the one-man show, "Amazing Place, This New Orleans," won a nomination in the "On-Camera Talent: Narrator/Speaker" category. The show was presented as part of the 2006 season of Fanfare, Southeastern's October arts celebration and was filmed and edited by Claude Levet.
     The National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences made the nominations from entries submitted by television stations and production companies in the Suncoast Region, which includes Louisiana, Florida, Georgia, Alabama, Mississippi and Puerto Rico. The winners will be announced Dec. 1 in Orlando.
     The Southeastern Channel, which has won an Emmy two years in a row, was the only university channel nominated in the Suncoast Region. Other Louisiana stations nominated were WWL-TV of New Orleans and LPB of Baton Rouge with one each.
     "The Emmy is the top award you can win in television, and once again we're very pleased that our small, but extremely talented and hard-working staff has been recognized for consistently producing at the highest level of quality in the industry," said Rick Settoon, general manager of the Southeastern Channel. "Steve, Josh and Roberts are all wonderfully talented, creative and professional in work ethic and standard. They're very deserving of this top recognition."
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Survey shows Southeastern students rate relationships highly
A recently released study of students at Southeastern indicates those students rate highly their relationships with other students and their professors.
     Senior students at Southeastern who participated in the National Survey of Student Engagement (NSSE) indicated that 92 percent of them positively rated their relationships with other students compared to an average of 81 percent of students at peer institutions. In addition, 87 percent of Southeastern senior respondents felt positively about their relationships with faculty members compared to the average of 79 percent at peer institutions.
     The NSSE report is based on information from approximately 313,000 randomly selected first-year and senior students at 610 four-year colleges and universities in the U.S. and Canada. The voluntary study is designed to give institutions an idea of how well their students are learning and what they put into and get out of their undergraduate experience.
     "NSSE is an increasingly important tool to help colleges review comparative standards for determining how effective we are in addressing issues that impact student success," said Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs John Crain. "We voluntarily participate in this survey every year to help us determine what is working with our students and where we need to make some improvements."
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News from the Center for Faculty Excellence -- United Way Update
We are well on our way to reaching our goal of $40,000 for the 2008 campaign. Thank you to all those departments who have sent in their communicator packets. As of the Nov. 5 deadline, we have 34 areas with 100 percent participation! Great Job!
     It's not too late. Even if your department has turned in their packet, you can still send in your pledge to the Center for Faculty Excellence, SLU 10370, or come to Tinsley Annex, room 6.
     The drawing was held on Friday for the communicator whose packet was received by the deadline, and whose department/area had 100 percent participation. The winner of the drawing was Mrs. Lilly Andrews, College of Science and Technology. Congratulations, Lilly!
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Honors senior theses presentations Nov. 15
The Southeastern community is invited to attend Senior Thesis presentations of three students who will graduate with awards from the Honors Program. The presentations will take place on the third floor landing of Sims Memorial Library on Nov. 15 from 3:30-5 p.m.
     The Senior Thesis involves two stages of work. Students must first complete special research projects in courses in their majors. The following semester, in a forum open to all university students and faculty, these students give formal presentations of the results of their projects.
     Presenters and theses titles are Matthew Arbo, mathematics major, "Centers n=and Generalized Centers of Near-Rings"; Terri Ilgen, general studies major, "Gothic Enlightenment"; and Jodi Johnson, biological sciences major, "Structure and Function of Voltage-Gated Sodium Channels: Effect of Lysine Substitutions on Slow Inactivation in Human Cardiac Na+ Channels."
     Faculty advisers who have supervised the research of these students are, respectively, Dr. Alan Cannon (Mathematics), Drs. Sarah Spence (English) and Dr. Judith Fai-Podlipnik (History), and Dr. John 0'Reilly (Biological Sciences).
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Events impacting parking
On Nov. 15 and 16, 20 parking spaces on Tennessee Avenue between D Vickers Hall and the Kinesiology and Health Studies Building will be reserved for the Louisiana College Theater Festival. Faculty, staff, and students are encouraged to take this into consideration when planning their activities.
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UPD lost and found
The following items have been turned in to the University Police Department's "Lost and Found" locker over the past several days: an LSU watch with a purple ribbon band, one sets of keys with a blue/white bead ring and footprint prayer, one set of keys with a red rainbow key chain, one set of keys on a silver ring, one set of keys with a Southeastern SGA green ribbon, a single Chevy vehicle key, a set of seven keys on a key ring; a set of keys w/keyless entry, Miami bottle opener and pool pass; a digital camera; and a high school class ring.
     Anyone who can prove ownership or otherwise assist us in returning these items to their owners, please contact the University Police Department Dispatch Office on the first floor of Pride Hall or call 985-549-2222 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., weekdays.
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Fans urged to wear gold at Saturday's game
It’s being called the “Golden Opportunity.”
     Southeastern Louisiana University football fans are being urged to wear gold shirts to Saturday’s football game – the final game of the season – when the Lions take on arch-rival Nicholls State at 2:30 p.m. in Strawberry Stadium.
     The game is being televised throughout the region on Cox Sports Television.
     The Southeastern Bookstore will open at 10 a.m. to sell special gold game-day t-shirts and other apparel. The special shirts will also be sold by vendors around the stadium prior to the game.
     Saturday Southeastern will also host a “Game Day Gumbo Cook-Off” for tailgaters prior to the game. The best gumbo will be decided by the public, who are invited to make the rounds of participating tailgates in Friendship Circle to sample and “vote” for their favorite versions by making a small contribution. Proceeds will go to the Lions Athletic Association. The contest will conclude at 1 p.m. and winners will be announced at halftime.
     For more information or to sign up to participate in the contest, call 985-549-5861.
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This week in athletics
The Southeastern football team will close out their regular season and the men's basketball team heads to LSU to highlight this week in Southeastern Athletics.
     The Lions (2-8, 1-5 SLC) will attempt to close out the 2007 campaign on a strong note when they host Nicholls State (6-4, 3-3 SLC) on Saturday at 2:30 p.m. in Strawberry Stadium. Saturday's game will be regionally televised live on Cox Sports Television. The game will also be broadcast live on KAJUN 107.1 FM and on the Internet at Southeastern's senior class will be honored prior to Saturday's game.
     The Southeastern men's basketball team (1-0) will face in-state foe LSU on Monday at 7 p.m. in Baton Rouge. Following Monday's contest, the Lions will return home to host Dallas Christian on Friday at 7 p.m. Monday's game will be broadcast live in the Hammond area on KSLU 90.9 FM and on the Internet at, while Friday's game will be broadcast on only.
     The Southeastern women's basketball team (0-1) will open its 2007-08 home schedule on Tuesday hosting Belhaven at 7 p.m. in the University Center. All military personnel will be admitted free with a valid military ID and the first 25 fans will receive free jambalaya courtesy of Jambalaya and Company. On Friday, Southeastern will hit the road for a 7 p.m. game at Memphis.
     Both of the Lady Lions' games this week will be broadcast live in the Hammond area on KSLU 90.9 FM and on the Internet at For those fans attempting to access Southeastern Athletics internet broadcasts, a high-speed internet connection is strongly recommended.
     Monday, Nov. 12
     Men's Basketball, at LSU, Baton Rouge, 7 p.m. (KSLU 90.9 FM)
     Tuesday, Nov. 13
     Women's Basketball, vs. Belhaven, University Center, 7 p.m. (KSLU 90.9 FM)
     Friday, Nov. 16
     Men's Basketball, vs. Dallas Christian, University Center, 7 p.m.
     Women's Basketball, at Memphis, Memphis, Tenn., 7 p.m. (KSLU 90.9 FM)
     Saturday, Nov. 17
     Football, vs. Nicholls State (Senior Day), Strawberry Stadium, 2:30 p.m. (Cox Sports Television) (KAJUN 107.1 FM)
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Professional activities
Dr. Linda Synovitz
(Kinesiology and Health Studies) presented a poster session, "College Students' Sexual Health Risk Behaviors," at the state Louisiana Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance (LAHPERD) convention on Nov. 1 in Baton Rouge. Co-authors were Dr. Wynn Gillan and Dr. Ralph Wood (Kinesiology and Health Studies). Also at the conference, Molly Fleming, a graduate assistant in the Department of Kinesiology and Health Studies, presented a poster session titled "Energy Crisis on Campus? Energy Drink Consumption."
     Faculty members from the Department of English presented poster presentations, panel discussions and workshops at the Southeastern Louisiana Writing Project's "Showcase of Best Practices in Teaching Writing" at the Kiva Saturday, Oct. 27. Participants were Dr. Richard Louth, "Portfolios," and "Using Writing to Think about Burning Issues"; Dr. Beth Calloway, "Life Storytelling," and "Assessment"; Dr. Christine Mitchell, "For New and Prospective Teachers: Teaching Writing"; Dr. George Dorrill, "Grammar"; Robert Calmes, "Responding to Reading Through Writing"; and Megan Eddy, "Responding to Students' Writing."
     Dr. Anna Kleiner (Sociology and Criminal Justice) recently published an article titled "The Texture of Local Disaster Response: Service Providers' Views Following Hurricane Katrina" in Southern Rural Sociology (Vol. 22, No. 2) with co-authors John J. Green and JoLynn P. Montgomery.
     Dr. Kathleen Campbell (Educational Leadership and Technology) presented "Teacher Perceptions of School Climate" at the Mid-South Educational Research Association annual meeting in Hot Springs, Ark., on Nov. 7, coauthored by Dr. Thomas DeVaney and Dr. Rayma Harchar (Educational Leadership and Technology).
     Dr. David Wyld (Management) presented three papers at the recent 2007 International Academy of Business and Public Administration Disciplines (IABPAD) Conference, held in New Orleans -- "That Damn Airline Lost My Bags, Again!: How RFID Can Help Solve the Airlines' Customer Service Problems"; "C-Span is Soooooo Last Century!: A Survey of the State of Blogging Among U.S. Elected Representatives," and "Back to the Future: Why 'Old School' Item Pricing Laws May Hold Back the Use of RFID in Retail Settings."
     Dr. Debra Dolliver (Chemistry and Physics) has published a paper entitled, "Synthesis of O-Alkylbenzohydroximoyl Iodides and a Comparison of their Structures to other Oxime Derivatives," in the Journal of Chemical Crystallography. The article has four alumni and a senior chemistry student as co-authors. Smitty Smith, David B. Delatte, Kavi D. Patel, Tiffany E. Thomas, and Julie Chagnard.
     Bev Marshall (writer-in-residence) participated in the Louisiana Book Festival held at the capitol in Baton Rouge on Nov. 3. She was a guest speaker in the "The History of Last Night's Dream" session, panelist on "Louisiana in Words," and interviewer on "The Comedic Prose of James Wilcox."
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