The Second City
Fanfare tickets on sale Sept. 5
Tickets for Fanfare 2007 will go on sale Wednesday, Sept. 5, at the
Columbia Theatre Box Office, 220 E. Thomas Street in downtown Hammond.
Tickets are also available online at www.columbiatheatre.org. Box
office hours are noon-5 p.m. weekdays, 985-543-4371).
Fanfare 2007 highlights include:
and Roll Hall of Famer Gregg Allman will headline Fanfare's 22nd season.
a "high-octane fiddle-fest," offering a diverse fusion of
cultures, musical styles and incredible performance vitality.
return of two Fanfare favorites, the incomparable political satire
troupe The Capitol Steps, and the Missoula Children's Theatre, starring
local children in Jack and the Bean Stalk.
night of antics by the comedians of famed Second City improv troupe
in One Nation Under Blog.
Hanan Alattar, a young Julliard graduate who is taking the opera world
Alexander Bonduriansky, founding member of the acclaimed Moscow Piano
Trio and provost of Tchaikovsky's Moscow State Conservatory, who will
be joined by pianist David Evenson, head of the Department of Music
and Dramatic Arts.
Inconvenient Truth," a presentation on global warming by New
York-based actor and activist Jens Rasmussen.
series of Sunday afternoon community performances with artists such
as violinist Arkady Yanivker, the Christ Episcopal Choral Ensemble,
and the Southeastern Guitar Quartet.
art exhibits at Southeastern's Contemporary Art Gallery and Video
Gallery, in the Columbia Theatre lobby, the Hammond Regional Arts
Center, and Sims Memorial Library.
by the Southeastern Chamber Orchestra and Southeastern Wind Symphony.
Theatre's production of the Crimes of the Heart and the Opera-Music
Theatre Workshop's production of the musical classic A Funny Thing
Happened on the Way to the Forum.
"Then and Now" history and politics lecture series, featuring
the wit and wisdom of Southeastern's history and political science
faculty, and "High Noon Fiction," showcasing the award-winning
authors of the English Department.
annual Fanfare's Foreign Film Series showing a sample of the best
Spanish, French, German and Italian flicks.
the community, a day devoted to the art of quilting in historic downtown
Ponchatoula, the Hungarian Cultural Celebration in Livingston Parish,
Saturday morning programs for children at the Hammond library, and
"A Night with Photographer Johnny Chauvin" at Ponchatoula's
new "The Art Station."
Individual tickets for all of Columbia's
regular season performances will also go on sale Sept 5. For a complete
listing of all Fanfare and Columbia Season events, visit columbiatheatre.org.
Graduation application deadline is Sept.
Sept. 17 is the final day that Southeastern students can apply
to graduate in Fall 2007.
The graduation application and payment
deadlines will be strictly enforced, university officials said.
Although the graduation application deadline is traditionally Sept.
15, the deadline has been extended for two days since that date
falls on a Saturday.
for associate, bachelor, and master's degrees can apply for graduation
by logging into their LEONet campus accounts and choosing the "Apply
for Graduation" option. Instructions are available online at
www.selu.edu via the "Current
Students" then "Graduation Information - Apply for Graduation"
links. Students may also call Southeastern's Office of Records and
Registration at (985) 549-2066/62.
The $35 application fee should be
paid directly to the Controller's Office, located on North Campus
in the Financial Aid Building.
BOR workshop Sept. 20
A Board of Regents grant workshop is scheduled for Thursday,
Sept. 20, from 10 a.m.-noon in the Student Union Pelican Room (room
229) and Magnolia Room (room 228).
The workshops offers a great opportunity
for faculty to meet with BOR representatives to discuss grant ideas
and ask questions. For more information, contact Margaret Adelmann
at 549-5312 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Disciplines eligible for Board of
Regents 2007-2008 Support Fund Grants (formerly LEQSF) grants in
and Development Program: RCS & ITRS -- Physics/Astronomy;
Mathematics; Agricultural Sciences; Engineering A (Chemical, Civil,
Electrical, etc.); Social Sciences; Biological Sciences (eligible
every year); Computer & Information Sciences (eligible every
year); Earth/Environmental Sciences (eligible every year).
Program -- Business, Chemistry, Education, Mathematics, Physics/Astronomy,
Southeastern to host Tangi Night Sept. 17
Tangipahoa Parish high school students and their parents can
get an informal introduction to college as well as valuable information
about scholarships, financial aid, and admission requirements at
Tangi Night on Monday, Sept. 17.
Tangi Night will be held from 6-8
p.m. at Twelve Oaks.
"Tangi Night is the event for
Tangipahoa high school students and their families to learn more
about selecting colleges and career options," said Anthony
Ranatza, assistant director of admissions.
Students and their parents will be
able to browse exhibits offering information on academic and career
options, university admissions requirements, the state TOPS scholarship
program, as well as other scholarship and financial aid opportunities.
Tangi Night will host college and
technical program representatives from Louisiana, Mississippi, and
Alabama universities, both public and private, who will be on hand
to inform the students about their respective areas of study. Banks
and lenders will also be available to offer information on financial
For more information on Tangi Night,
contact Southeastern Admissions at 800-222-SELU or e-mail TangiNight@selu.edu.
recognizes Constitution Day
The Department of History and Political Science will recognize
Constitution Day, Sept. 17, with a lecture by Ellery Schempp, "Our
Constitution and Religious Freedom -- My Personal Experiences."
The free lecture is scheduled for 1
p.m. in the Pottle Music Building Auditorium.
Schempp is a physicist whose research
contributed to the development of magnetic resonance imaging (MRI).
As a teenager he was the central figure in the 1963 case Abington
School District vs. Schempp that led the U.S. Supreme Court to rule
mandatory public school Bible-reading and prayer unconstitutional.
The controversial decision is at the heart of the ongoing debate about
separation of church and state.
Schempp will tell his personal story
about a pivotal moment in American constitutional history and following
the lecture will sign copies of Stephen D. Solomon's new book, Ellery's
Protest: How One Young Man Defied Tradition and Sparked the Battle
Over School Prayer.
SBDC hosts business startup seminar
The Louisiana Small Business Development Center at Southeastern
and the Hammond Chamber of Commerce will sponsor a business startup
seminar in Hammond on Tuesday, Sept. 11.
The seminar will prepare attendees for
the intensive business planning process, identify major steps crucial
to starting a business, discuss common pitfalls and address key issues
that affect your business success.
This event is free and open to the public.
Class will be held from 9 a.m. to noon at the Southeast Louisiana
Business Center, 1514 Martens Drive in Hammond.
Registration is preferred. To register
or for more information, contact the Small Business Development Center
at (985) 549-3831 or email@example.com.
Center for Faculty Excellence news
Workshops: 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. If you have questions regarding this,
please contact the center at ext. 5791 or e-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sept. 6, 9-10 a.m. or 1-2 p.m. -- Blackboard: Introduction to
Blackboard and Communication Tools (uploading files, e-mail and
Sept. 10, 9-10 a.m. or 1-2 p.m. -- Blackboard: Introduction
to Blackboard and Communication Tools (uploading files, e-mail and
Table of content
This week in athletics
For the second straight week, the Southeastern football team
will travel to face a FBS opponent, taking on Kansas on Saturday
at 6 p.m. during this week in Southeastern Athletics.
The Lions (0-1) opened up the season
with a 35-14 defeat at New Mexico State, but picked off Aggie quarterbacks
four times. Southeastern will head to Lawrence, Kan., for Saturday's
contest, which will be broadcast live in the Hammond area on KAJUN
107.1 FM and on the Internet at www.LionSports.net.
The Big 12 member Jayhawks finished 6-6 last season and opened the
2007 campaign with a 52-7 win over Central Michigan.
The Southeastern women's soccer team
(2-0) will look to remain unbeaten as it continues its season-opening
home stand. On Friday, Arkansas State will visit Hammond for a 4:30
p.m. match, while Louisiana Tech will be in town on Sunday for a
1 p.m. contest.
The Southeastern volleyball team (1-2)
will be in action this week. The Lady Lions will hold an intrasquad
Green and Gold Scrimmage on Thursday at 7 p.m. in the University
Center. Live stats will be available at www.LionSports.net.
The Southeastern cross country team
will also be in action this week. The Lions and Lady Lions will
be in Lake Charles on Friday to compete in the McNeese State Cross
Volleyball, Green and Gold Scrimmage,
University Center, 7 p.m.
Women's Soccer, vs. Arkansas State,
Southeastern Soccer Complex, 4:30 p.m.
Cross Country, at McNeese State XC
Invitational, Lake Charles, All Day
Football, at Kansas, Lawrence, Kan.,
6 p.m. (KAJUN 107.1 FM)
Women's Soccer, vs. Louisiana Tech,
Southeastern Soccer Complex, 1 p.m.
Get well wishes for Jackie Thomas
As many of you may know, Jackie Dale Thomas, director of Leadership
Development, is in West Jefferson Hospital in the intensive care
unit. Her friends and colleagues are invited to come by the Student
Union to get an update on her progress from her nephew Dusty and
to sign get well cards. Dusty will be in the ballroom at 4:30 p.m.
Cards will be signed in the union mall until 5:30 p.m.
Professor C. Roy Blackwood (Visual Arts, Cultural Resource Management)
has been asked to serve as director of fellowships for the Honor
Society of Phi Kappa Phi for the 2007-2010 triennium. Formerly,
Blackwood served two terms as a fellowship committee member. "Annually,
The all-discipline Honor Society awards one hundred Fellowships
and Awards of Distinction to student members in support of graduate
studies. It is the Society's flagship program," Blackwood said.
Dr. Stuart Stewart and Dr.
David Deggs of Louisiana Campus Compact presented a plenary
session entitled "Service-Learning: An Engaged Pedagogy"
at the University of Louisiana System Serves Conference on Monday,
Aug. 13. Approximately 80 faculty and staff from University of Louisiana
System institutions and other colleges and universities around the
state were in attendance.
Lillian Stiegler (Communication
Sciences and Disorders) presented a continuing education session
titled "Story Language: Improving Young Children's Talking
and Listening Skills Through Books" at the 2007 Child Day Care
Center Health Seminar sponsored by Ochsner Medical Center for Children
on Aug. 25.
Hyde (Center for Southeast Louisiana Studies/History and Political
Science) appeared on the Aug. 28 edition of "Tune In"
on WBRZ television Channel 2 in Baton Rouge. His appearance was
timed to coincide with the second anniversary of Hurricane Katrina.
Hyde was interviewed by John Pastorek about the recent film and
publication produced by the center that highlights the implications
the loss of regional wetlands may hold for our state in the future.
Dr. David Wyld (Management)
recently delivered a presentation on his report, "The Blogging
Revolution: Government in the Age of Web 2.0," at a Washington,
DC event sponsored by the Center for The Business of Government.
The presentation is available
Dr. Bobbye Davis (General Business)
and co-author Dr. Clarice Brantley of Pensacola, Fla., had their
chapter titled "Communication" accepted for publication
in the 2008 National Business Education Association Yearbook
to be published in Reston, Va.