ByLion -- April 14

Nursing stages mock crash
Climate change and national security
AIGA graphic design exhibit
Writing Center hosts 'Will Power'
Apply for summer institute
Student photographer honored

Golden Silence memorial
'Spring Daze' for students
Channel students win SPJ awards
Student designs new look for Roomie
KHS sponsors student conference
Preparing the proposal budget
Theatre stages modern 'Medea'
Center for Faculty Excellence news
Encore for 'The Journey' April 24-26
'Ultimate Lion Challenge'
This week in athletics
Professional activities

School of Nursing mock crash at PHS Nursing students stage 'mock crash' for high school students
Students from the School of Nursing staged a mock crash recently at Ponchatoula High School in preparation for prom season. Students from P.H.S., Independence High School and St. Thomas Aquinas High School were presented with a staged version of an automobile crash involving alcohol. The event encouraged students to make smart and healthy choices about drinking and driving, not just for prom, but for the rest of their lives. The Louisiana State Police, Ponchatoula Police, Fire and Rescue, Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff’s Department, Acadian Ambulance, and Geisler Funeral Home were all on hand to offer a realistic version of the consequences of drinking and driving. Numerous elected officials, including Coroner Rick Foster, offered firsthand knowledge of the dangers of drinking and driving.
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National security and climate change subject of April 16 Honors lecture
John T. Ackerman of the Air and Command Staff College will present a lecture on national security issues related to climate change April 16.
Ackerman's talk, scheduled for 3:30 p.m. in Meade Hall, room 112, is part Southeastern's interdisciplinary lecture series on global climate change. Free and open to the public, the presentation is the last of four lectures by leading authorities on climate change that are being held on campus as part of the series sponsored by the Southeastern Honors Program.
     "Global climate change is something that affects all of us and crosses a wide range of disciplines of study," Honors Program Director Kent Neuerburg said.
     "One goal of this lecture series is to see the many facets of this critical issue. We hope this series will shed some further insight into the whole topic."
     Ackerman is an assistant professor of national security studies at the Air Command and Staff College (ACSC) at Maxwell Air Force Base in Alabama. He is also the research course director for the ACSC Department of Distance Learning.
     Ackerman's research efforts have included exploration into the relationships between sustainability and security, the international relations implications of global climate change, and the national security ramifications of global warming. He is also investigating the link between global and regional environmental change and national security.
     The global climate change lecture series is also supported by Southeastern's Center for Faculty Excellence and the colleges of Education and Human Development, Business, Science and Technology, and Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences.
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AIGA exhibitGraphic design students work on display at Clark Hall
More than 50 pieces of design work by Southeastern graphic design students is being showcased through April 18 in the Clark Hall lobby gallery. The show, "That's Art?", includes design from several categories including packaging and print design such as brochures, menus and product tags.
     A reception will be held Wednesday, April 16, at 6 p.m. in the lobby of Clark Hall.
     Open to both campus and community, the show is the brainchild of Southeastern's AIGA chapter, a student organization dedicated to helping its members learn more about the field of graphic design and to get jobs after graduation.
     "This show will be the first ever to feature only graphic design work and the first show held by Southeastern's student AIGA chapter," said AIGA chapter president Dakota Chichester.
     "Local business owners may especially be interested in seeing the work and talking with the designers since many of these talented students will be working in the design field soon creating Web sites, advertising and print designs for businesses all around Louisiana," he said.
     HOW Magazine, a national design periodical, and downtown Hammond's Organic Planet are sponsoring the event, while Berry Town Produce is donating strawberries for the reception.
     The show is being judged by Mandeville design studio Imaginal Marketing, and prizes, including a package from Stone Type Foundry, as well as prizes from the other sponsors will be given to winners in several categories.
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Will PowerWriting Center hosts playwright, educator, rapper 'Will Power' April 22
Award-winning playwright, educator, actor and rapper Will Power will perform April 22 as part of a speaker series sponsored by the Southeastern Writing Center.
     Power, whose pioneering fusion of traditional drama, African storytelling, and hip-hop sensibilities is said to be helping transform modern theater, will perform at 12:30 p.m. in the Student Union Theatre. The performance is free and open to the public, and will be followed at 1:30 p.m. by a reception and a meet and greet in the theater lobby, said Writing Center Director Jayetta Slawson of the Southeastern English Department.
     "Will Power is a playwright who puts his own twist on Hip Hop Theatre and, at points, uses the classics to create his contemporary works, Slawson said. She said Power is the major presenter for the center's 2007-2008 speaker series, which has included creative writers, lecturers, and educators conducting readings, discussions, workshops, and educational forums.
     "Each event focuses on writing or literature, encouraging lively interaction and dialogue," Slawson said. "These events contribute to developing a culture of writing beneficial to students across the curriculum, as well as the regional community."
Past speakers have included internationally renown Kenyan writer Ngugi wa Thiong'o, author of Wizard of the Crow, and storyteller Angela Davis, "the Yarnspinner."
     According to the New York Times, Power "combines the complexity of serious drama with the visual and sonic arsenal of MTV." He has created his own style of theatrical communication, fusing original music, rhymed language and dynamic choreography to produce compelling evenings of work. His varied skills, high-energy performances and lyrics are matched only by his remarkable teaching ability, providing communities across the globe with tools of self-expression.
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Applicants sought for summer program on African American women in literature
Applications are now being accepted from area teachers for a Southeastern-sponsored advanced studies institute on African American women in literature.
     Sponsored by the Department of English with support from the Louisiana Endowment for the Humanities, the institute will be held on campus from June 9 to July 3. The institute is entitled "Searching for Our Mothers Gardens: African American Women in Literature," a theme extracted from an essay written by Alice Walker, one of nation's leading African American writers and author of The Color Purple.
     "We are accepting applications from area teachers, librarians, administrators and other educators from grades 6-12 in public, private and parochial schools in the state," said Ruth Caillouet, assistant professor of English and institute coordinator. Forms and additional information on the process can be obtained by contacting Caillouet at 985-549-2100.
     The program is limited to 20 teachers who will be entitled to earn three hours of credit in English 621 from Southeastern and 45 continuous learning units. In addition, participants will receive full tuition waivers and a $750 stipend upon completion of the course.
     The class will meet from 9 a.m. to noon on Mondays through Thursdays. In addition to Caillouet, other instructors include Nghana Lewis, assistant professor of English and African Diaspora Studies at Tulane University; Barbara Holland, master teacher and curriculum specialist; John Lowe, professor of English at LSU and a widely recognized scholar in African American studies; and other lecturers from Southeastern.
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Allyson O'KeefeStudent photographer again selected as 'Best of College Photography' finalist
For the second consecutive year, student photographer Allyson O'Keefe has been selected as a finalist in Serbin Communications' Annual Student Photography Contest.
     Co-Sponsored by Nikon and Photographers Forum magazine, the 28th annual contest received photographic submissions from more than 4,000 students nationwide. As a finalist, O'Keefe's work will be featured in the Best of College Photography 2008.
     Her selected photo was taken during her coverage of Southeastern athletes participating in the 2007 LSU Tiger Relays.
O'Keefe, a native of New Orleans, earned a bachelor's degree in psychology from Southeastern in 2006 and is pursuing a second degree in digital design. She is editor-in-chief of "Le Souvenir," Southeastern's student yearbook, and photo editor of "The Lion's Roar" student newspaper.
     "Ally is a phenomenal photographer," said Interim Director of Student Publications Lee E. Lind. "For her to be named as a finalist two years running only validates the wonderful work we have seen her do as a member of our staff."
     "Ally's work brings a certain something to our publications," said Interim Coordinator of Student Publications Lorraine Favre. "She is humble about her work but her photographs speak volumes regarding her talent."
     Judges for the competition included Mark Takeuchi of the Art Center College of Design, Christopher Broughton of the Brooks Institute of Photography and Joe Ippolito of Florida A&M University.
     Best of College Photography 2008 will be available as a limited edition hardbound publication in mid-June.
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Haley Fisher, Mary Ann FarrisGolden Silence honors Southeastern family
Mary Ann Farris of Hammond (right), an administrative coordinator in Admissions and Financial Aid, lights the candle of her niece Haley Fisher at the university’s annual Golden Silence ceremony held on the campus on Thursday afternoon (April 1). The annual ceremony honors those members of the Southeastern family – alumni, faculty, staff and students – who died over the past year. Farris and her family were commemorating the memory of her brother Pete Farris.
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April 14-18 'Spring Daze' offers students a week of food and fun
Students can shed some mid-semester stress during "Spring Daze," a week of fun events focusing on two things always sure to please - food and games.
Spring Daze, April 14-18, is sponsored by the divisions of Student Affairs, Auxiliary Services and Residential Life.
     "Since Spring Break was early this year, we wanted to give students some fun activities in April, since they won't have any more breaks until the end of the semester," said Jim McHodgkins, assistant vice president for student affairs.
     The series of fun activities will include two traditional spring semester favorites, the Fais Do Do Crawfish Boil sponsored by Auxiliary Services and Residential Life, and the Campus Activities Board's Strawberry Jubilee. But it also boasts some new events that will give faculty and staff the opportunity to play along side their students.
     Cabbage Ball on Monday, April 14, will pit Student Affairs staffers, led by Vice President for Student Affairs Marvin L. Yates, against a student team headed by Student Government Association President Chris Barcelona. The spirited contest, which is similar to softball but played with a cabbage-size ball, is scheduled for 6 p.m. at North Oak Park. "Goofy contest" will take place between each inning, also with staff and students competitors. Food and drink will be free.
     Fais Do Do, Auxiliary Services and Residential Life's annual crawfish boil, is scheduled for Tuesday, April 15, from 4-7 p.m. in the area between Caymen Cafeteria and Garrett Hall. The spicy menu is free to students with university meal plans and $6.75 for those without. The first 50 students will receive a free t-shirt. A corn on the cob eating contest is one of the event's highlights.
     Strawberry Jubilee is set for Wednesday, April 16, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Student Union Park. A campus spring tradition, the free event features red beans and rice, strawberry cake and the juicy berries themselves as well as games, activity booths and music. The Campus Activities Board will again sponsor its popular strawberry-eating contest.
     A hamburger grilling contest for students is on tap for Thursday, April 17, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Student Union Park. The event will include free burgers and beverages for students and a hamburger-eating contest at noon.
     Grilling contest participants must furnish their own charcoal grill, said Jennifer Paul, interim director of student leadership. "The winner will receive a charcoal grill donated by Lowes," she said.
     Individual students or student teams wanting to enter the grilling contests should pick up an entry form and competition rules in Student Union room 110 before April 14.
     Spring Daze will wrap up on Friday, April 18, with the Swamp Bowl, which begins at noon on the field between the University Center and Alumni Center on University Avenue. Teams of six to nine players can compete in the no-holds-barred mud volleyball contest, said Melissa Thomas, director of student organizations.
     "Teams can be made up of any combination of competitors -- male, female, co-ed, students, faculty and staff," Thomas said. "There will be music, student groups will be on hand selling food concessions, and tailgaters are welcome."
     The $5 per player entry fee will cover the cost of t-shirts for the participants. Teams can sign up in Student Union room 111 by Friday, April 11.
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Corey Broman-Fulks, Chris Guagliardo, Chris Coleman, John Reis, Rick Settoon. Displaying their Mark of Excellence awards, from left, are Corey Broman-Fulks, Chris Guagliardo, Chris Coleman, John Reis, Rick Settoon.
Channel students win SPJ awards
Student news and sports programs airing on the Southeastern Channel have won four first place "Mark of Excellence" awards from the Society of Professional Journalists.
     The awards were presented March 29 at the SPJ Region 12 spring conference at Loyola University. First place regional winners will advance to national judging with awards to be announced in May.
     The Society of Professional Journalists is the nation's most broad-based journalism organization and founder of the Sigma Delta Chi awards. Across the SPJ's 12 regions, collegiate journalists submitted more than 3,400 entries in 39 categories. Region 12 includes universities from Louisiana, Arkansas, Mississippi and Tennessee.
     The channel's first place winners and categories include John Reis of Mandeville, "Television General News Reporting"; Chris Coleman of Denham Springs, "Television Sports Reporting"; Reis, Chris Guagliardo and Nick Brilleaux of Hammond, and Dustin Thomas of Franklinton, "Television Sports Photography"; and the Southeastern Channel staff, "Television Newscast."
     "We're very proud of these students," said Southeastern Channel general manager Rick Settoon. "We believe they have a bright future in the television industry.
     "For our students to win top prizes against students from larger universities with greater resources is quite exceptional," he said. "It's a testament to the talent, hard work and high standards of our students along with outstanding training and mentoring provided by our national award-winning professional staff at the Southeastern Channel."
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Erin Moore, Kathy Pittman; Faucheaux; Moffett; Gary Keown, and Chris Bentley. President Randy Moffett presents Rebecca Faucheaux with her prize check for having the winning design for a new look for Roomie. From left, are Erin Moore, Kathy Pittman; Faucheaux; Moffett; Gary Keown, and Chris Bentley.
Student designs 'new look' for Roomie's suit
Call it "Project Roomie." Just like on Bravo's popular reality show "Project Runway," Southeastern graphic design students recently competed to create a "new look" for the costume worn by Roomie, the university's lion mascot.
     But unlike the hit television series' contestants, students in Visual Arts professor Gary Keowns' print design class did not have to actually sew up a lion suit and parade it down a fashion runway. They submitted designs for prospective costumes; a professional mascot costuming company will turn the winning entry into furry reality.
     The winning design that will inspire the new costume was created by Rebecca Faucheaux, an art major from Lacombe, whose conception of a kindly, but imposing lion was selected by students through an online vote. Designs were initially submitted by 25 students, then narrowed down to two choices by a costume redesign committee of students, faculty and staff.
     Faucheaux said her look for Roomie's costume was inspired by Internet research on lion photos - and by Scout, her 10-year-old Minx cat.
"I used my cat for the shape of the eyes," she explained, laughing.
     The design committee visited with Keown's students several times during the fall 2007 semester to discuss their ideas and requirements for the costume, bringing along the current Roomie, who hasn't had a new suit in a decade.
     The committee asked for a Roomie that was both "strong and stately" and "fun and child-friendly." The students also had to keep in mind the need to accommodate the costume wearer's comfort and mobility.
     Faucheaux gave her Roomie a slight smile, showing just a hint of teeth "so he wouldn't look too happy-go-lucky," she said. She also gave his suit a solid, but not overly muscular look.
     While Faucheaux said she thought the contest was a fun project, Keown admitted that some of his students were a little taken aback by the assignment.
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KHS sponsors conference for students April 17
On Thursday, April 17, the Department of Kinesiology and Health Studies will host the 4th Annual ASK KHS Conference - Past, Present and Future at the Kinesiology & Health Studies Building.
     The acronym "ASK KHS" stands for "Arts and Science Knowledge" of the Department of Kinesiology & Health Studies (KHS). The conference was created to expose students in the department to various individuals and professionals that contribute to the field of kinesiology and its surrounding professions.
     "This is a great opportunity for students to come listen to other people's experiences, learn how they accomplished their goals and begin to network with professionals in the field," said Karen M. Lew, director of the KHS department's Athletic Training Education Program.
     She said LSU head football coach Jerry Stovall, president and CEO of the Baton Rouge Area Sports Foundation, will be the keynote speaker. Additional speakers will cover topics in sport management, strength and conditioning, teaching and coaching, physical therapy, and occupational therapy.
     The conference begins with registration from 8-8:15 a.m. in the KHS Building.
     For additional information, contact Lew at ext. 2350 or
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Workshop Wednesday on "preparing the proposal budget"
The Office of Sponsored Research and Programs will present a sponsored research workshop on Wednesday, April 16 at 2 p.m. in Tinsley Hall, room 103. The workshop will provide guidance in constructing a realistic budget including cost sharing/matching examples.
     For more information, contact the Office of Sponsored Research and Programs at ext. 5312.
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Marjorie Parker, Aaron GriffinMedea cast
Southeastern Theatre stages 'Medea' with a modern twist
Southeastern theater students Marjorie Parker of Baton Rouge as Medea, and Aaron Griffin of New Roads as Jason rehearse a scene from Southeastern Theatre’s upcoming production of Medea. Giving ancient Greek theater a modern twist, the production will be staged April 16-19 at 7:30 p.m. in Vonnie Borden Theatre. Tickets -- $10, adults, $5, senior citizens, faculty, staff, alumni, and non-Southeastern students – are available at the theater box office in D Vickers Hall. Southeastern students are admitted free with their university I.D.
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News from the Center for Faculty Excellence
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. For information or to register, contact the center at 5791 or
      Thursday, April 17, 12:30-1:30 p.m. -- Science and Religion Brown Bag Discussion: Bring your lunch and a friend. Drinks and dessert will be provided.
     Friday, April 18, 2-3 p.m. -- Get your MUVE on! Guest Speaker Dr. David Wyld professor of management, will share information from his work on Web 2.0 technologies. His presentation will focus on the "Multi-user Virtual Environment -- Second Life." Reserve your spot at this exciting presentation!
Make your reservation now
     Lyceum Lights, Tuesday, April 22, 12:30-1:30 p.m., Twelve Oaks: The spring session will highlight the 2008-09 recipients of the USL Serves Grant which focused on "Connecting Community with the Classroom." Speakers will be Dr. Joe Burns, Dr. Suzette Plaisance Bryan and Dr. Amber Narro, Communication Department and Dr. Cynthia Elliott, Department of Teaching and Learning. Lunch will be chicken quesadillas with refried beans and Spanish rice, served with pico de gallo, sour cream, tortilla chips, salsa and macadamia nut cookies. The cost for lunch is $5, payable at the door. Please RSVP by April 17.
Call for proposals
     2008-2009 Institute for Teaching and Professional Enhancement (ITPE): Faculty Learning Community to Create Individual Course Portfolios -- Participants will engage in an active, collaborative, yearlong program to create individual course portfolios. All ITPE members will attend the Faculty Learning Community Institute, June 18-21, in Claremont, Calif., to begin the course portfolio process. Deadline for applications is Friday, April 25, 4:30 p.m. For more information, contact the center.
     Special award opportunity to work with the Southeastern Channel: Are you interested in helping expand the academic opportunities provided by the award-winning Southeastern Channel? The Center for Faculty Excellence is soliciting proposals for potential telecourses to be aired in the spring 2009. Deadline for submissions is Thursday, May 1. Watch your email or contact the center for more information.
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A scene from "The Journey"'The Journey' to be reprised at Wesley Foundation April 24-26
The Southeastern Gospel Choir is inviting the campus and community to an encore performance of The Journey. The original Gospel stage play, created and directed by Student Government Association entertainment chair Tiffane “Suga” Henry in connection with last February's Black History Month, will be held at the Wesley Foundations April 24-26 at 7 p.m.. Tickets are $5 in advance and $7 at the door.
     The Journey tells the story of Yolanda, a young woman who struggles to find her direction in the world after the tragic death of her beloved brother. This unfortunate incident causes her to uproot from Brooklyn, the only place she's known and move to North Carolina with her estrange aunt. While in North Carolina, Yolanda continues to distance herself from her aunt who struggles to connect to her niece and help her grieve. As time passes, Yolanda encounters and array of whimsical and interesting characters that aide her as she embarks upon life's ever winding journey.
     "The Journey combines great humor, exceptional music and phenomenal acting to present a story that the audience will never forget," Henry said. "This play is a journey that anyone and everyone can identify with because in life everyone is faced with a decision that can drastically alter ones path in a positive or negative manner."
      For tickets or additional information, contact Henry at 917-974-3368 or
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Students encouraged to take part in 'Lions Ultimate Challenge'
The Student Athlete Advisory Committee is inviting all Southeastern students to take part in the Lions' Ultimate Challenge on Thursday.
The event is scheduled from 4:30-6:30 p.m. on the football practice field, located next to Alumni Field.
     Southeastern students will have the chance to meet the Lions' student-athletes and experience some of the competition and activities that they experience on a daily basis. Stations will be set up featuring a hurdles area (track and field), free throw and 3-point shooting (basketball), field goal and passing drills (football), kicking a soccer ball through a goal, a batting cage (baseball/softball) and pitching area (baseball).
     For more information, contact Senior Associate Athletic Director Kim Graham, 2253.
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This week in athletics
The men's golf team will compete in the Southland Conference Championships, while the softball team celebrates Senior Day and the women's tennis team attempts to wrap up its third consecutive SLC regular season title during this week in Southeastern Athletics.
     The men's golf team opens this week's action, competing in the Southland Conference Championships at Gray Plantation in Lake Charles. The Lions finished second a season ago and advanced to the NCAA Regional Championships. The tournament runs Monday through Wednesday.
     The softball team (26-16, 13-10 SLC) will close out its 2008 SLC home schedule this week. Before the Lady Lions return to league action, they will face in-state foe Southern on Tuesday at 3 p.m. in Baton Rouge. Southeastern opens its league series with Texas A&M-Corpus Christi on Saturday with a 3 p.m. doubleheader at North Oak Park.
     Sunday's series finale with the Islanders is scheduled for 12 p.m. with Senior Day festivities set to begin prior to Sunday's contest. Southeastern seniors Jessica Sander, Nicole Schoenberger, Kaley Christy, Arica Rodriguez, Brooke Lockhart and Rachel Ray will be honored prior to Sunday's contest. What is sure to be a special day for the six Lady Lions seniors could be extra memorable, as Southeastern can clinch its first SLC Tournament berth since 2002 with a series win over TAMUCC.
     The women's tennis team (18-2, 9-0 SLC) will look to finish undefeated in Southland Conference play for the third consecutive season this week. The Lady Lions open the week on Thursday, facing Texas A&M-Corpus Christi at 1 p.m. at the Southeastern Tennis Complex. A win on Thursday would clinch a share of the SLC regular season crown for Southeastern and set up a chance for the Lady Lions to complete a perfect SLC campaign on Saturday. Southeastern will face Northwestern State on Saturday at 1 p.m. in Lafayette.
     Fresh off taking two of three from SLC Western Division leader Texas State, the Southeastern baseball team (18-15, 8-7 SLC) will look to continue its winning ways this week. On Tuesday, the Lions will face Tulane at 6 p.m. in New Orleans, before returning home on Wednesday to host Mississippi Valley State at 6:30 p.m. Southeastern will then hit the road for a three-game SLC series at Texas-Arlington, beginning with a 6:30 p.m. contest on Friday. The series continues on Saturday at 2 p.m. with the series finale set for Sunday at 1 p.m.
     All five of Southeastern's baseball games this week will be broadcast live in the Hammond area on KSLU 90.9 FM and on the Internet at Wednesday's game will also be broadcast on a tape-delay basis on the Southeastern Channel.
     The Southeastern men's tennis team (16-7, 2-2 SLC) will close out its SLC schedule this week. On Tuesday, the Lions head to Thibodaux for a 2 p.m. contest at Nicholls State. The Lions close out SLC play on Thursday, facing SLC leader Texas A&M-Corpus Christi at 1 p.m. at the Southeastern Tennis Complex.
     The Southeastern men's and women's track and field teams will continue to prepare for next month's Southland Conference Outdoor Championships. The Lions and Lady Lions will be in Baton Rouge on Saturday to compete in the LSU Alumni Gold.
     Monday, April 14
     Men's Golf, at Southland Conference Championships, Lake Charles, 8 a.m.
     Tuesday, April 15
     Men's Golf, at Southland Conference Championships, Lake Charles, 8 a.m.
     Baseball, at Tulane, New Orleans, 6 p.m. (KSLU 90.9 FM)
     Softball, at Southern, Baton Rouge, 3 p.m.
     Men's Tennis, at Nicholls State, Thibodaux, 2 p.m.
     Wednesday, April 16
     Men's Golf, at Southland Conference Championships, Lake Charles, 8 a.m.
     Baseball, vs. Mississippi Valley State, Alumni Field, 6:30 p.m. (KSLU 90.9 FM)
     Thursday, April 17
     Women's Tennis, vs. Texas A&M-Corpus Christi, Oak Knoll Country Club, 7 p.m.
     Men's Tennis, vs. Texas A&M-Corpus Christi, Southeastern Tennis Complex, 1 p.m.
     Friday, April 18
     Baseball, at Texas-Arlington, Arlington, Texas, 6:30 p.m. (KSLU 90.9 FM)
     Saturday, April 19
     Baseball, at Texas-Arlington, Arlington, Texas, 2 p.m. (KSLU 90.9 FM)
     Softball, vs. Texas A&M-Corpus Christi (DH), North Oak Park, 3 p.m.
     Women's Tennis, vs. Northwestern State, Lafayette, 1 p.m.
     Men's and Women's Track and Field, at LSU Alumni Gold, All Day
     Sunday, April 20
     Baseball, at Texas-Arlington, Arlington, Texas, 1 p.m. (KSLU 90.9 FM)
     Softball, vs. Texas A&M-Corpus Christi (Senior Day), North Oak Park, 12 p.m.
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Professional activities
Dr. Wendy L. Siegel
(Teaching and Learning) presented "Developing Effective Interventions to Change Problem Behaviors" at the Presented at the International Program in Management and Leadership (Columbian Educator's Conference), in New Orleans in April.
     Dr. Debbie Johnson (Family and Consumer Sciences) has had her entry "Child's Heirloom Dress with Machine Embroidery" accepted for presentation in the Art and Design/Apparel and Textiles Juried Design Showcase at the 2008 American Association of Family and Consumer Sciences national conference in Milwaukee, Wis.
     A paper by Drs. Alan Cannon and Kent Neuerburg (Mathematics), "Rings and Covered Groups," has been accepted by the Journal of Algebra. The paper was coauthored with Dr. C.J. Maxson of Texas A&M University. Work on the paper was begun while Dr. Maxson was the first official guest at the Inn at Southeastern.
     Dr. Celina Echols (Educational Leadership and Technology) presented "Are Parents and Teachers Being Culturally Responsive in their Interaction With Children" at the Childlife Management ABC's of Excellence Conference: Culturally Appropriate Character Development, Discipline and Instruction in Jackson, Miss., March 28.
     A paper titled "Technology Factors and Business Faculty Stress" by Dr. Barbara Schuldt (Management) and Dr. Jeffrey Totten of McNeese State University was presented at the Allied Academies International Conference Internet Division in April. The paper appears in the 2008 Academy of Information and Management Science Proceedings.
     Drs. Edgar Reyes, Dennis Merino, and Kent Neuerburg (Mathematics) attended the Southeastern Section meeting of the American Mathematical Society. Dr. Neuerburg was co-organizer of the special session on "Algebraic Geometry of Matrices and Determinants."
     In April, Dr. David Hanson (English) presented a paper, "Tory Byronism," at the conference of the Nineteenth Century Studies Association in Miami. The theme of the interdisciplinary conference was "Politics and Propaganda." As a member of the board, he also reported at the NCSA business meeting.
     Faculty and students from the Department of Chemistry and Physics attended the National American Chemical Society's spring meeting in New Orleans. Presentations included: Bradley J. Bursavich and Jeffrey S. Temple, "Template specificity studies of west nile virus RNA dependent RNA polymerase"; Megan L. Lanier, Jordan A. Dinser, Veronica S. Wills, Caitlin J. Costanza, Debra D. Dolliver, Artie S. McKim, "Schmidt-type rearrangements reactions of N-alkoxyimidoyl azides"; Greg M. Landry, Brittany R. Williams, Tiffany E. Thomas, Debra D. Dolliver, "Synthesis of chiral N-alkoxybenzohydroximoyl halides"; James E. Johnson, Diana C. Canseco, Debra D. Dolliver, John A. Schetz, Frank R. Fronczek, "Synthesis and characterization of aplysinopsin analogs"; Ju Chou, Adriana Dantin, L. Green, Y. Duan, "Field monitoring of environmental contaminant lead around New Orleans by a portable instrument"; Ricky Risley, Phillip D. Voegel, "Activity of pyridinoporphyrazine catalysts in the aerobic oxidation of thiols"; K. Silcio, Kristy Ball, Phillip D. Voegel, "Nutrient levels in Lake Maurepas before and after Hurricane Katrina"; Rebecca J. Weber, Thomas Sommerfeld, "Computational study of Schmidt-analogous rearrangements of N-alkoxyimine azides"; and Phillip D. Voegel, "Changes in Nutrients in Lake Maurepas Following Hurricane Katrina."
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