left, President Randy Moffett, and co-chairs of the Campaign for
Visual and Dramatic Arts Marjorie Morrison, Jack and Suzanne Gautier,
Ann and Phil Livingston.
Southeastern surpasses goal in Campaign for Visual and Dramatic
Unveiling a replica of a soon-to-be installed donor recognition wall,
Southeastern officials closed out its Campaign for the Visual and
Performing Arts Thursday after surpassing its goal and raising a total
of $2.73 million.
The original goal established by the
Southeastern Development Foundation was $2.5 million, said Joseph
Miller, vice president for university advancement.
Miller thanked the donors and noted
that the campaign netted four new endowed professorships, 28 endowed
scholarships, 14 program endowments for the Columbia Theatre/Fanfare
lecture series, and 10 planned gifts for endowments. This investment
will benefit the university for many years to come, Miller said.
The campaign received more than $148,000
in contributions from current and retired Southeastern faculty and
staff and more than $594,000 in corporate sponsorships and business
This university has been successful
for a long time, but I truly believe our best years and fortunes are
in front of us, said Southeastern President Randy Moffett. Southeastern
is the premier regional university in the state because our programs
are second to none and people in the region strongly support us. Were
good at what we do and well get even better.
Special recognition was given to the
co-chairs of the campaign, Jack and Suzanne Gautier and Phil and Ann
Livingston, and honorary co-chairs Marjorie Morrison and Harriet Vogt.
Members of the Executive Leadership Committee included Fay Bright,
Stan Dameron, Leon Ford, Lanny and Mary Jo Greaves, Freda Green, Patty
Hubert, Joe Luquet, Bob Priez and Carl Schneider.
Leadership gifts came from North Oaks
Health System and the Edward G. Schlieder Educational Foundation.
The new endowed professorships include the Katherine Viola Brown Endowed
Professorship in the Visual and Performing Arts, donated by Mr. and
Mrs. Ray Brown; the Elizabeth Weeks Jones Endowed Professorship in
the Humanities by J. W. Jones; the National Endowment for the Humanities
and the Southeastern Development Foundation Endowed Professorship
in Music by the National Endowment for the Humanities and the Development
Foundation; and the Irene Pennington Endowed Professorship in the
Visual and Performing Arts by the Irene W. and C.B. Pennington Foundation
and gold spirit in Dome
Lions fans turned out in force Saturday night as Southeastern
took on Tulane in the Superdome.
Although the score (35-27) eventually
fell Tulane's way, the Green and Gold faithful had plenty
to cheer about as they witnessed a hard-fought contest.
Southeastern will take next
weekend off and return to the field on Oct. 6, hosting Stephen
F. Austin at 6 p.m. in the Southland Conference opener for
both teams at Strawberry Stadium.
Cheer on the Lions at "Touchdown
Thursday," the lunchtime (12:30 p.m.) pep rally sponsored
by the Campus Activities Board on the Thursdays of each home
game in the Student Union Mall.
named 2007 Professional Artist
Poet and editor Jack Bedell, professor of English, is among the 10
winners of the 2007 Governor's Art Awards who will be honored at the
Old State Capitol in Baton Rouge Oct. 11.
Bedell has been named the 2007 Professional
Artist in the annual awards recognition sponsored by the Office of
the Lieutenant Governor, the Department of Culture, Recreation and
Tourism, Office of Cultural Development and the Division of the Arts.
Bedell and his fellow award recipients,
along with 10 artist fellowship winners, are being honored for "outstanding
contributions to the arts and to the quality of life in our state,"
the Office of the Lieutenant Governor said.
"At the Governor's Arts Awards,
we honor those that have improved the lives of Louisianians through
their contribution to the arts. We recognize that art and culture
not only have intrinsic value, but in Louisiana culture means business,
accounting for 144,000 jobs," said Lt. Gov. Mitch Landrieu.
A native of the Houma-Thibodaux area,
Bedell joined the Southeastern faculty in 1992. He directs the creative
writing program and is the editor of Louisiana Literature,
serving as the head of the Louisiana Literature Press. Bedell was
the 1997 recipient of Southeastern's prestigious President's Award
for Excellence in Artistic Activity and is the Women's Hospital Distinguished
Professor in the Humanities.
"We join the state in recognizing
Jack Bedell's contributions to cultural enrichment of Louisiana,"
said John L. Crain, provost and vice president for academic affairs.
"His work reflects the rich heritage of our state and its people,
and we are proud that he so readily shares his talent with our students.
As a teacher, he is leading the enhancement and development of Southeastern's
growing creative writing program."
Bedell's poetry, which is most often
about his native Louisiana and the landscape and culture of Acadiana,
has been published in prestigious scholarly journals and magazines
such as Southern Review, Connecticut Review, and Aethlon.
He has published five volumes of poetry including Greatest Hits
(2004) and Come Rain, Come Shine (2006).
His poetry has also been included in
anthologies such as LSU Press's Uncommonplace: An Anthology of
Contemporary Louisiana Poets, and he recently co-edited French
Connections: A Gathering of Franco-American Poets, a collection
of poems in the theme of French identity, including his own.
hosts lecture by NYU psychologist
Neuroscientist Joseph LeDoux, Henry and Lucy Moses Professor of Science
and a member of the Center for Neural Science and Department of Psychology
at New York University, will present a special lecture, "Fearful
Brains in an Anxious World," Thursday, Oct. 18, in the Student
The lecture is sponsored by the Department
of Communication in association with the Student Government Association
and the Lyceum Arts and Lecture Committee A reception will follow
in the Student Union ballroom.
LeDoux's work is focused on the brain
mechanisms of emotion and memory, especially the mechanisms of fear.
In addition to articles in scholarly journals, he is author of The
Emotional Brain: The Mysterious Underpinnings of Emotional Life
and Synaptic Self: How Our Brains Become Who We Are.
He is a fellow of the American Association
for the Advancement of Science, the New York Academy of Science, and
the American Academy of Arts and Science, and the recipient of the
2005 Fyssen International Prize in Cognitive Science.
LeDoux was a postdoctoral fellow and
then an assistant professor in the Department of Neurology at Cornell
University Medical College before joining NYU in 1989. He is also
a singer and guitarist in the science-themed rock band The Amygdaloids.
"Dr. LeDoux's lecture encompasses
an area of interest to many academic disciplines as well as to mental
health and medical professionals in private practice," said Communication's
Dr. Suzette Bryan. "We hope everyone will join us for this exciting
of the Southeastern chapter of Phi Kappa Phi attended the national
honor society's triennial convention in Orlando, Fla., Aug. 9-11,
where Roy Blackwood, far left, was named director of the society's
fellowship program and a member of the board of directors. Also pictured
are, from left, chapter Secretary Joan Faust, PKP Past President Paul
Ferlazzo, chapter Student Executive Vice President Heather Lambert,
chapter President Cary Berthelot, and society President Robert Rogow.
Blackwood named PKP director of fellowships
C. Roy Blackwood, professor of visual art, has been selected director
of fellowships and a member of the board of directors for the National
Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi.
Blackwood, who is director of Southeastern's
Cultural Resource Management program and university liaison to the
Lake Pontchartrain Basin Maritime Museum, was appointed to the positions
by Phi Kappa Phi President Robert B. Rogow at the honor society's
triennial convention in Orlando, Fla., Aug. 9-11.
As director, he will chair the national
committee that selects recipients of the Phi Kappa Phi Fellowships.
Since 1932, the fellowship program has allocated approximately $400,000
annually to students for first-year graduate study. Currently, 60
fellowships of $5,000 and 40 Awards of Excellence of $2,000 are awarded
Southeastern 2002 graduate Albert J.
"Snapper" Poche Jr. was among the 2006 fellowship recipients.
Southeastern's 51-year-old Phi Kappa Phi chapter has three other recipients
of the prestigious fellowship.
Graduate student Heather Lambert of
Pearl River, student executive vice president of the Southeastern
chapter, was among PKP student members invited to attend the triennial
convention and to form a student advisory board. Southeastern chapter
President Cary Berthelot of Tickfaw an instructor in the Department
of Kinesiology and Health Studies, and Secretary Joan Faust of Mandeville,
professor of English, also attended the convention, where Faust was
a candidate for vice president of the south central region.
At the triennial convention, the Southeastern
chapter's annual Homecoming Quiz Bowl was singled out as an example
of a unique and successful chapter event. The 2007 quiz bowl featuring
student and faculty teams is scheduled for Nov. 6 from 2-6 p.m. at
the Student Union Theatre during Southeastern's Homecoming Week.
Blackwood, who is a distinguished sculptor
and headed Southeastern's visual arts department from 1984-2001, has
served Phi Kappa Phi locally and nationally since becoming a member
in 1985. At Southeastern, he has held the offices of secretary, vice
president and president. On the national level, he served on the editorial
advisory committee of Phi Kappa Phi's journal "The National Forum"
from 1995-1998 and has been a member of the fellowship selection committee
that he will now chair. In 2004 he was awarded "Distinguished
Membership" by the national organization.
An accomplished sculptor, Blackwood
was the first recipient of Southeastern's President's Award for Excellence
in Artistic Activity and was one of the co-founders of Fanfare, Southeastern's
fall arts festival. He is a fellow of the Royal Society for the Encouragement
of Arts, Manufacturers and Commerce, former president of the National
Council of Art Administrators, and served as executive vice president
of the Hammond Cultural Foundation. He also is actively involved locally
and nationally with the Boy Scouts of America.
Blackwood received his bachelor's degree
from Ft. Hays University in 1970 and master of fine arts degree from
the University of Colorado in 1972.
Channel to air political forums
The Southeastern Channel is broadcasting political forums for the
Tangipahoa Parish president, Louisiana Senate Districts 6 and 11 and
state House of Representatives Districts 73 and 77.
The forums will air on the Southeastern
Channel, Southeastern Louisiana University's educational cable access
channel, on Charter Cable Channel 18 in Tangipahoa, St. Tammany and
Livingston parishes and on Channel 17 in Washington Parish. They can
be viewed simultaneously online at www.selu.edu/tv.
The Southeastern Channel will broadcast
the forums until the Oct. 20 election at the following times:
Parish president forum - Fridays, 6:30 p.m.; Saturdays, 4:30 p.m.
Districts 73 and 77 forum - Saturdays, 8 p.m.; Mondays, 7:30 p.m.
Districts 6 and 11 forum - Saturdays, 9:30 p.m.; Wednesdays, 6:30
The Hammond Chamber of Commerce and
Southeastern Louisiana University Student Government Association sponsored
the forums Sept. 17 and 19 at Southeastern's Columbia Theatre for
the Performing Arts.
Fair hosts employers, job-seekers
Career Services's Career Fair 2007 hosted more than 143 organizations
at the Pennington Center on Sept. 18. Held from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.the
annual event was open to all Southeastern students and alumni, providing
them with an opportunity to network with representatives of various
employers, develop job leads, and establish important contacts. Employers
participating in Career Fair 2007 included Entergy, State Farm, Chevron,
AT&T, and Walgreens.
Tangi alumni chapter getting together for 'Capitol
The Tangi Chapter of the Alumni Association is inviting alumni and
friends to get together for an evening of entertainment in conjunction
with the Fanfare appearance of The Capitol Steps on Oct. 11.
The evening will begin with hors d'oeuvres
at Tope la Catering Center on Thomas Street from 5:30-7 p.m. and culminate
at the 7:30 p.m. performance of the popular political satire group
at the Columbia Theatre for the Performing Arts.
The cost is $40 per person and includes
show ticket, soft drinks and hors d'oeuvres. A cash bar will also
be available at Tope la Catering Center. A limited number of tickets
are available, so early registration is recommended.
Participants may prepay and register
on line at www.selu.edu/alumni
or call 985-549-2150.
It's Fanfare time!
Fanfare gets underway Sunday with the dedication of Hammond's downtown
Cate Square! Don't miss all the exciting offerings of the 22nd season
of Southeastern's annual October arts festival. Visit columbiatheatre.org
for a complete schedule or call the Columbia/Fanfare office at 543-4366.
Join Coach Lucas in Amite
Amite, Independence and Kentwood alumni are invited to LaCaretta in
Amite on Sept. 27 from 5:30-7 p.m. where Head Football Coach Mike
Lucas and his staff will address the crowd. Complimentary hors d'oeuvres
and soft drinks will be served, and a cash bar will be available.
For more information contact Nick Locascio at 549-2150.
PKP fall general membership meeting Oct. 11
Members of the Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi are invited to the fall
general membership meeting Thursday, Oct. 11, at 3:30 p.m. in the
Pelican Room of the Student Union.
At the meeting, chapter members will
vote on new members to be invited for the fall semester, and discuss
new national PKP awards and scholarships, the Southeastern Phi Kappa
Phi Endowed Scholarship competition, the spring induction and banquet,
and the Homecoming Intramural Quiz Bowl Tournament.
"Please plan on attending and bring
your fellow PKP friends and colleagues," said Chapter President
Center for Faculty Excellence news
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, Sep. 25 -- 9:30-10:30 a.m.
or 2:30-3:30 p.m.: Intermediate/Advanced MS PowerPoint. The workshop
is designed to build further on the development of PowerPoint presentations
and to assist in easier presentation of information to students and
peers. Inserting moving .gifs, audio, video and creating master slides
will be covered.
Thursday, Sep. 27 -- 9:30-10:30 a.m.:
Introduction to MS Publisher. The workshop is designed to introduce
the various aspects Publisher has to offer so faculty can distribute
information via posters and brochures either in the classroom or when
traveling to a conference. It will also demonstrate the various ways
brochures are laid out in order to effectively communicate key points.
12:30-1:30 p.m.: Science & Religion
Brown Bag Discussion. All faculty, staff, and students are invited.
Bring your lunch and a friend, drinks and cookies will be provided.
3-4 p.m.: Recognizing and Assisting
the Emotionally Troubled or Disruptive Student. Join Dr. Barbara
B. Hebert, director of the University Counseling Center, and her staff
as they offer an introduction to their services and discuss this important
for Proposals: Grants for Teaching Enhancement proposals are due
Friday, Sept. 27. Proposals to enhance classroom teaching are now
being accepted by the center in the three areas: Professional Development
in Teaching, Course Enhancement, and Curriculum Development or Revision.
For more information, visit www.selu.edu/admin/cfe/funding_opp/index.html#Teachingrefer
or call ext. 5791.
funding opportunity: The Center for Faculty Excellence announces
a new funding opportunity for 2007-08 Lead grants. The competitive
grants enable and empower faculty to "lead the way" in making
a difference in their scholarly/creative, campus, professional, and
wider communities as the university moves toward Southeastern's Vision
2010. For more information, refer to the center's weekly e-mail or
call ext. 5791. The deadline for submission is Oct. 10.
expo at UC
The Hammond Chamber of Commerce and the Southeast Louisiana
Business Center hosted the 2007 Business EXPO Thursday, Sept.
20, at the University Center.
In addition to a luncheon speech
by former New Orleans Sains wide receiver Rich Mauti, owner
of Mauti/Meredith Properties in Mandeville and president of
Rich Mauti Enterprises, the expo included more than 70 informational
displays by area businesses and "A Taste of Hammond,"
samples of tasty dishes and food menus provided by chamber member
restaurateurs and caterers.
Turtle Cove offers 'Lessons on the Lake Online'
The Turtle Cove Environmental Research Station has launched "Lessons
on the Lake Online v 1.0," an online and on-CD resource provided
free-of-charge to educators in Louisiana and worldwide.
The resource includes activities that
provide students with hands-on opportunities to experience and appreciate
the wonders of the Lake Pontchartrain Basin. It also teaches skills
to identify environmental concerns, make decisions, solve problems,
and acquire a strong sense of stewardship.
Faculty who would like a copy of the
CD should contact the Turtle Cove Environmental Research Station.
This week in athletics
The Southeastern volleyball team will look to get its first Southland
Conference victory during this week in Southeastern Athletics.
The Lady Lions (6-5, 0-2 SLC) will take
on league rival Nicholls State on Friday at 7 p.m. in Thibodaux. Friday's
match will be Southeastern's lone action of the week.
The Southeastern women's soccer team
(5-1-2) will close out non-conference play this week. The Lady Lions
will head to Southern Miss on Sunday for a 1 p.m. match in Hattiesburg,
Miss., with the Golden Eagles.
The Southeastern men's tennis team will
play in its second fall tournament of the year this week. The Lions
head to Hattiesburg, Miss. for the two-day USM Invitational beginning
Men's Tennis, at USM Invitational, Hattiesburg,
Miss., All Day
Volleyball, at Nicholls State, Thibodaux,
Men's Tennis, at USM Invitational, Hattiesburg,
Miss., All Day
Women's Soccer, at Southern Miss, Hattiesburg,
Miss., 1 p.m.
Maurice Badon (Counseling and Human Development), coordinator
of the Child Welfare Program, was invited to be the banquet master
of ceremonies at the 32nd Annual Foster and Adoptive Conference held
in Baton Rouge on Sept. 11. Also participating were Dr. Corie Hebert
and Mrs. Jane Moncrief (Counseling and Human Development)
who presented a workshop entitled "Foster parenting--A special
kind of grief." Southeastern's seven title 1V-E Child Welfare
students were also in attendance throughout the three day conference.
Dr. Tim Gautreaux, writer in
residence, has written a companion essay to a series of images by
prize-winning photographer Andy Anderson. The photographs, taken along
the Mississippi River road, and Dr. Gautreaux's text appear in the
next three issues of Garden and Gun Magazine, a new periodical
of 21st century Southern America.
Dr. Andrew Seigel (Music and
Dramatic Arts) was recently awarded the second clarinet position in
the Baton Rouge Symphony Orchestra.
Charles Elliott (History and
Political Science) will introduce and lead discussions on "Battleground
Louisiana: Civil War Events and Experiences," a Readings in Literature
and Culture Programs sponsored by the Louisiana Endowment for the
Humanities and the Louisiana Library Association and funded by a grant
from the state of Louisiana. This six-week evening course is being
held at the East Baton Rouge Parish Library Headquarters through Oct.
Dr. David Wyld (Management) published
"Radio Frequency Detection: Is It "Spongeworthy" in
your OR?" in the September 2007 issue of The OR Connection.
He had another article published, "Bad News at the Baggage Carousel
is Good News for RFID," in RFID News. The paper is available
Dr. Claudia L. McCalman's (Communication)
review of the book Sexuality in Times of AIDS: Contemporary Perspectives
from Communities in India by Ravi et al., was recently published
in the Journal of Health Communication: International Perspectives,