ByLion -- April 21

Coffee for secretaries
Hot Spots 'spirit' site launched
'Green Project' heralds Earth Day
Student awarded PKP fellowship
Spring Daze fun

Three days of 'musical thunder'
Choirs to perform Thursday
Moxie Dance concert April 24
PPR training for supervisors
St. Tammany 'Women Build'
Register for CPTP classes
Library hosts patents, trademarks
Writing Project receives NWP grant
Center for Faculty Excellence news
This week in athletics
Professional activities

President hosts coffee for secretaries
President Randy Moffett invites all of Southeastern's secretaries to an Administrative Professionals Day Coffee Wednesday, April 23, at 9 a.m. at the Alumni Center.
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'Hot Spots logoHot Spots' is 'Spirit Central' for online features, downloads
Southeastern has launched "Hot Spots," an online headquarters for pride-related features from downloads to ecards to photo galleries.
     Hot Spots, said Erin Moore, executive assistant to President Randy Moffett, is "Spirit Central" for Southeastern family, friends and fans. "When you talk to students and alumni about their school, they're fiercely proud of Southeastern," she said. "Hot Spots features were created to help them showcase and project that pride."
     Hot Spots includes links to custom-designed Southeastern screensavers, ecards, wallpapers, MySpace layouts and buddy icons. The site also links to downloadable instrumentals of university's fight song and alma mater, a photo gallery, and special video messages.
     Students and other Hot Spots visitors can also learn about Southeastern traditions and browse suggestions of "Things to Do Before You Graduate." The more than 130 items on the fun "to do" list range from "Participate in a research project with a faculty member" to "Take a nap under Friendship Oak," and are conveniently linked to pages with additional information.
     The new site initially can be accessed through a button on Southeastern's home page, Hot Spots is permanently linked in the "quick links" menu on the bottom of every Southeastern Web page, and additional links have been placed throughout the web site.
     Moore said Hot Spots was a collaboration of the university Web Site Coordinator Amber Layton and student assistant Dakota Chichester and various campus offices, such as Public Information, the Southeastern Channel, Admissions, and Student Affairs.
     "Everyone came together to make sure Hot Spots would be attractive to current students, prospective students, alumni, faculty, staff and the community-at-large," Moore said. "It was a truly cooperative effort and the end result is excellent."
     Layton and Chichester designed the Hot Spots pages to resemble a student's open notebook, adorned with scribbles, snapshots and post-it notes.
     "With students in mind, we wanted to make the pages fun and hip, something they would enjoy using," said Layton. "Yet, we also wanted to make it an eye-catching site that would appeal to all audiences."
     The photo gallery showcases the work of university photographer Randy Bergeron. The more than 300 photographs depict campus and community scenes, academics, and student life, as well as old pictures including aerials from Southeastern's earliest days.
     Chichester, a graphic design major, also created two screensavers that have "green and gold" flare.
     "One is a relaxed slide show with photographs of all of Southeastern sports teams from women's soccer to football," he said. "The other is fun and fast-paced, using animated typography and figures such as swinging bats and bouncing basketballs in a 'Go Green, Go Gold' theme." Macintosh versions of the screensavers will be available soon, he added.
     "While the features included in this initial launch are certainly fun and exciting, there's more in store for Hot Spots," Moore said. In the works are a virtual tour of campus, additional academic-themed screensavers, video testimonials, cell phone ring tones and vocal versions of the fight song and alma mater.
     "Hot Spots will not be stagnant," she said. "Updates and additions will keep it a vibrant source of Southeastern pride. If you have any ideas or suggestions, be sure to use the feedback button that can be found at the bottom of each Hot Spots page."
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Green Project logoSoutheastern "Green Project" celebrates Earth Day
"The Southeastern Green Project: Green Today, Here Tomorrow," an eco-friendly campaign developed by Organizational Communication graduate students, will celebrate Earth Day, April 22, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Student Union mall.
     Led by communication professor Amber Narro, "The Green Project" is part of the university's overall goal to "go green" and coincides with Earth Day events held worldwide. The Southeastern community is invited to share in this educational as well as fun-filled event.
     Faculty and staff members will present topics on ecology, global warming, and composting. Participants can get involved by bringing recyclable items such as paper, plastic, aluminum and old electronics.
     Additional highlights of the day include eco-friendly games, food and baked goods, and giveaways.
Entertainment will be provided by Greek organizations, the Lionettes, and music students.
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Craig ThomasStudent receives Phi Kappa Phi fellowship
For the second consecutive year, a Southeastern student is one of the 60 recipients nationwide of a fellowship for post-graduate study from the National Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi.
     Craig Alton Thomas of St. Catherine, Jamaica, a senior kinesiology-exercise science major and track and field student-athlete, was nominated for the prestigious fellowship by Southeastern's chapter of Phi Kappa Phi.
     Thomas plans to use the fellowship's $5,000 award to pursue a career in biomedical sciences. He hopes to enroll following his graduation in May in the graduate program at the Medical University of South Carolina, where he currently serving his senior year internship. His goal is to earn a doctoral degree in biomedical sciences followed by a medical degree.
     Thomas is the fifth Southeastern nominee to receive the Phi Kappa Phi fellowship. Previous recipients have included Albert "Snapper" Poche of Ponchatoula in 2007, who is enrolled at the University of Chicago's Harris School of Public Policy; Sean Patrick Kerrigan of Kenner in 2004, who enrolled in medical school at Louisiana State University; David Edward Thomas in 1969, now professor of mathematics at Centenary College of Louisiana; and Richard David Ramsey of Hammond in 1968, who is a professor of general business at Southeastern.
     Thomas came to Southeastern on a track and field scholarship and has competed for the past three years in the 100m, 200m and 4 by 100m relay. He has expanded his educational experience beyond the classroom as a student worker in the Kinesiology and Exercise Science program, where he has worked on vascular occlusion research under the direction of Southeastern's internationally known researcher Robert Kraemer. The research resulted in a publication in the Journal of Applied Physiology.
     Thomas also participated in the Louisiana Biomedical Network in summer 2006 where he was involved in genetic engineering research projects. He also had the opportunity to go to Australia for 10 days as part of the International Scholar Laureate Program, which was funded in part by a travel grant from Southeastern's Student Government Program.
     He also serves as president of Southeastern's chapter of the National Society of Collegiate Scholars, represented Southeastern at the 2005 NCAA Leadership Conference in Orlando, Fla., and is secretary of Alpha Phi Alpha fraternity. Thomas was also a resident assistant with University Housing and a private math and science tutor.
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President Moffett and Miss Southteastern Brandy Hotard cut Srawberry Jubilee cake Mud bowl

Spring Daze fun
Above left, President Randy Moffett and Miss Southeastern Brandy Hotard prepare to cut the giant strawberry cake, a tradition at the annual Strawberry Jubilee. The April 16 event was a part of Spring Daze, a week's worth of activities staged for students by the Division of Student Affairs, Residential Housing and Recreational Sports and Wellness. Designed to give students some mid-semester fun, Spring Daze also included a staff-student "cabbage ball" game, a hamburger grilling contest, and the Mud Bowl, a messy and muddy volleyball tournament. The Mud Bowl was sponsored by First Guaranty Bank, which provided the contestants t-shirts.
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Kevin BoboPercussion - three days of 'musical thunder'
The Department of Music and Dramatic Arts and the Southeastern Percussive Arts Society Club are staging three days of "musical thunder" April 21-23, featuring the university's percussion ensembles and internationally acclaimed percussionist Kevin Bobo.
     Percussion Ensembles I and II will perform on Monday, April 21, at 7:30 p.m. in the Pottle Music Building Auditorium, while Bobo will present a masterclass and clinic on Tuesday, April 22, at 5:30 p.m. and a recital on Wednesday, April 23 at 7:30 p.m., both in the Music Recital Hall.
     "This will mark the first time Southeastern has ever had the numbers of percussion students to field two percussion ensembles," said Kevin Estoque, adjunct professor of percussion. "If you have heard the percussive happenings at Southeastern in the past, make sure you are witness to the percussive happenings now. If you have never attended a Southeastern percussion event, you are cordially invited to any of the concerts. All events are free of charge."
     Percussion Ensemble II will perform Christopher Rouse's "Ogoun Badagris," which derives its inspiration from Haitian drumming patterns. Graduate music student Andrew Moran will conduct the piece. The ensemble will also perform Edvard Grieg's "In the Hall of the Mountain King" from the "Peer Gynt" suite.
     Percussion Ensemble I will present the first movement of Mozart's "Quartet No.17 in Bb Major, K 458" ("The Hunt"), initially written for strings. "Due to the versatility of the marimba, percussionists have been able to discover music literature from outside of the percussive world, such as music for classical guitar music and string quartets, that translates well onto the marimba," Estoque said.
      The ensemble will also feature junior music education major Joshua Dunn as a xylophone soloist on "Log Cabin Blues," which Estoque described as a "blue fox-trot" written by George Hamilton Green, one of history's greatest xylophone players.
     Estoque said the guest appearance by Bobo, an assistant professor at Indiana University, is sponsored by the Southeastern Percussive Arts Society Club with funding from the Student Government Association.
     Bobo's masterclass and clinic are open to the public and will feature three Southeastern percussion students, Moran, Richard Waltman, and Joshua Dunn.
     In his Wednesday recital, Bobo will present a standard snare drum solo, "Bolero for Ed" by Chip Webster, and numerous marimba pieces, including his own compositions such as "Boboland," inspired by a daily life in the mind of a young child. The piece will feature four of Southeastern's percussion students, Dunn, Andrew Robin, Kaitlyn Sepulvado, and Travis Henthorn.
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Concert Choir, Women's Chorale to perform April 24
The Concert Choir and Women's Chorale will present "An Evening of Sacred Music" Thursday, April 24, at Hammond's First United Methodist Church.
     The free concert, conducted by Alissa Mercurio Rowe, director of choral activities, will begin at 7:30 p.m. at the church, 220 Rue Denise.
     Rowe said the choirs will perform Romantic and 20th century works in a variety of languages. She will share the conductor's baton with three student conductors, Paula Vickers of Gardendale, Ala., Angela Miller of Slidell and Cassandra Noustens Garrett of Pearl River. The students, all music education majors, will begin their semester of field experience in the fall.
     "I know they will apply in the classrooms the experience they have gained in conducting a Southeastern ensemble," Rowe said.
     Vickers will conduct the choirs in "Cantique de Jean Racine" by Gabriel Fauré, while Garrett will conduct Johannes Brahms' "Op. 30, Giestliches Lied." Miller will conduct two pieces of Russian Orthodox sacred music, both titled "Hvalite imia Ghospodne from 'All Night Vigil,'" by Serge Rachmaninoff and Peter Tchaikovsky.
     The concert will also feature a number of soloists from among the 18-member Women's Chorale and 30-voice Concert Choir.
     Sophomore music education major Melissa Simien of Baton Rouge, guitar/vocal performance major Vanessa Stegman of Covington and sophomore vocal performance major Cara Williams of Franklinton will be featured in "Gloria" movement and music education majors Emily Johnson of Slidell and Bridget Lyons of Ponchatoula in "Benedictus" movement of Benjamin Britten's "Missa Brevis."
     Soloists in movements of "Andeliga Sanger" by Johann August Soderman will be senior voice performance majors Blair Abene of Hammond, "Kyrie," and Kimberly Hilliard of Covington, "Virgo gloriosa."
     Vocal performance major Keturah Turner of Hammond will solo in Claude Debussy's "Salut Printemps," while music education majors Baylie Stillwell and Tiffany Monteleone, both of Mandeville, and vocal performance major Brittany Boone of Metaire will be featured in Gioachino Rossini's "Trois Choruses.
     Tenor Brandon Wear of Slidell will solo in "Mata del Anima Sola" by Antonio Estevez.
     Accompanists are Dan Talbot, organ, and Angela Draghicescu and Raisa Voldman, piano.
     For additional information, contact Rowe at 985-549-2334 or
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Nicole JudsonMoxie Dance Project April 24
The Department of Music and Dramatic Arts will present Moxie Dance Project's "Dance Suite" April 24 in Vonnie Borden Theatre.
     Directed by Southeastern dance instructor Dana Brewer-Plazinic, "Dance Suite" features student choreographers Heather Brown of Mandeville, Jeoffery Harris Jr. of Baton Rouge, Anthony Jackson of New Orleans, and Bridget Lyons of Ponchatoula. Taylor Matthews of Ponchatoula is the guest choreopgrapher, and faculty choreographers include Brewer-Plaxinic, Martie Fellom, and Janet Neyrey.
     The genre for the 7:30 p.m. concert is modern dance and ballet. Brewer-Plaxinic said the ballet pieces include excerpts from "Midsummer Night's Dream" and two ballet "Variations."
     "Guest dancers from Hammond Ballet, Fellom Ballet and the Southeastern Laboratory School will perform, as well as dancers from A Touch of Class in Ponchatoula," Brewer-Plazinic said.
Southeastern freshman Nicole Judson of Baton Rouge will perform a solo work choreographed by Brewer-Plazinic entitled      "Caged." The piece was selected for presentation at the gala performance during the American College Dance Festival in March.
     Two additional choreographers received recent honors for their work included in the show as well. Fellom choreographed a piece for Southeastern Laboratory School Junior High students that received first place honors at the 2008 District Beta Club Talent Show, and Matthews of Hammond Ballet choregraphed two contemporary pieces that were presented at the Youth America Grand Prix Competition and Workshop.
     Tickets are $4 general admission and $2 for non-Southeastern students and senior citizens. Southeastern students are admitted free with university I.D.
     For more information on the concert or dance classes and performance opportunities, call Brewer-Plazinic at 985-549-5254.
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PPR training for supervisors
A training program for supervisors who are required to conduct Performance Planning and Reviews (PPRs) on classified employees, offered by the Training Section of the Human Resources Office, will be held on Thursday, April 24. The program will run from 9:30-11 a.m. in the Human Resources Office Conference room.
     To register, contact Jan Ortego at or ext. 5850/5771. Pre-registration and supervisory approval are necessary for this class.
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Southeastern participates in St. Tammany's 'Women Build'
Southeastern students, faculty and staff pitched in last month at the Habitat for Humanity St. Tammany Women Build 2008 in Covington. One of the homes was being built for the family of Hasina Javery, a Southeastern student who will graduate in May. Students from Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. and from Jackie Didier's FCS 221: Interior Design course also contributed their labor and talents. The FCS course is an introductory study of design principles and practices applied to residential and commercial interior design.
     "In today's workforce 'teamwork' is stressed-this is especially true in the field of design where multiple perspectives and talents produce the most satisfactory results," Didier said. "Students were instructed to form a small group and then locate and attend one Habitat for Humanity sponsored event. Students will then report to the class on the value of the experience as it relates to teamwork, community service and personal satisfaction of 'giving something back.'"
     Pictured at left are Leigh Ann Lanaux, Southeastern community liasion; Hasina and Nic Javery; Tina Erdmann; Erin Moore, executive assistant to the president; Michaelyn Broussard, biological sciences; and the St. Tammany Center's Laura Zammit, assistant director, and Stella Helluin, director.
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Register now for upcoming CPTP classes
From April 28- June 5 the Comprehensive Public Training Program is offering a variety of free courses on campus for state employees. To learn more about the offerings, visit and contact the Training Section in the Human Resources Office for registration information.      Pre-registration is required by the state. Please contact extensions 5850 or 5771 or email
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Library hosts session on patents and trademarks
Sims Memorial Library will host a presentation on "Researching Patent and Trademark Information" Friday, May 2, from 1-3 p.m. in the Library's Davis Room (room 474).
     Alexis Carrasquel, patent and trademark librarian from LSU Libraries, will provide an overview of basic information about patents and trademarks, with a special focus on patents, and will suggest strategies to use in researching them online. The LSU Libraries are one of 85 patent and trademark depository libraries in the United States and the only one in Louisiana.
     Registration is requested (by April 30) but not required. To register, or for further information, contact Lori Smith, Government Documents Department head (985-549-3966) or Beth Stahr, interim head of Reference (985-549-5056).
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SLWP receives National Writing Project grant
The Southeastern Louisiana Writing Project has received a grant of $43,000 from the National Writing Project in Berkeley, Calif. The grant will support SLWP's 16th annual Invitational Summer Institute for Teachers of Writing (June 23 - July 24), an advanced institute for SLWP teacher consultants, and a Young Writers' Program this summer as well as funding workshops and activities conducted for area schools and teachers by the Southeastern Louisiana Writing Project during the academic year.
     The Southeastern Louisiana Writing Project is collaboratively supported by the College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences and the College of Education and Human Development. Summer Fellowships for the 2008 Invitational Summer Institute still are still available for K-College teachers from across the curriculum, and provide six hours of graduate credit, tuition, and a stipend. Teachers may apply by contacting Dr. Louth at
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Upcoming events in the Center for Faculty Excellence
All workshops are held in Tinsley Hall, room 103, unless otherwise noted. Registration is required 24 hours in advance of all workshops. Walk-ins are welcome, if space is available; please call the center to verify. For information and registration, contact the center at ext. 5791 or
     Tuesday, April 29, 12:30-2 p.m. -- Cooking on All Four Burners: Teaching and Advising Four Diverse Generations: Presenters Krystal Hardison, Lorett Swank, Sharon Fife, and Ellen Bush will discuss how understanding what drives other generations is the first step toward bridging the generational divide in teaching and advising. The session will lead participants through four diverse generations and how these generational characteristics play out in advising and teaching. We will be providing Subway sandwiches and drinks for attendees. Reservations are required.
Mark your calendar: Thursday, May 1, 12:30-1:30 p.m. -- Science andReligion Brown Bag Discussion: Bring your lunch and a friend. Drinks and cookies will be provided.
This week in athletics
The men's and women's tennis teams will compete in the Southland Conference Tournament in Nacogdoches, Texas during this week in Southeastern Athletics.
     The Lady Lions (20-2, 11-0 SLC) will be attempting to win their fourth consecutive Southland Conference Tournament and advance to the NCAA Championships for the fourth straight season. Southeastern, which won the SLC regular season title for the third consecutive season, will be the No. 1 seed in the tournament, facing tournament host Stephen F. Austin at 12 p.m. on Friday.
     Should Southeastern get past the Ladyjacks, they would advance to the SLC semifinals against the winner of Friday's first round match between fourth-seeded Texas State and No. 5 seed UTSA. Saturday's first serve is set for 10 a.m. The semifinal winners will meet in the finals on Sunday at 12 p.m.
     The Lions (17-7, 3-3 SLC) will be the fourth seed in the SLC Men's Tennis Tournament. Southeastern will open tournament play on Friday, facing fifth-seeded Texas-Pan American at 3 p.m. A win on Friday would put the Lions into a 1 p.m. semifinal match versus SLC regular season champion Texas A&M-Corpus Christi on Saturday. Sunday's final will begin at 3 p.m.
     The Southeastern baseball team (19-18, 9-9 SLC) will host five games this week at Alumni Field. The Lions will open the week on Tuesday, facing Alcorn State at 6:30 p.m. Louisiana-Lafayette comes to Hammond on Wednesday for a 6:30 p.m. contest. Southeastern will then host Central Arkansas for a three-game Southland Conference series beginning with a 6:30 p.m. contest on Friday. The series continues with a 3 p.m. game on Saturday, before concluding on Sunday at 1 p.m.
     A reunion for all former Lion baseball players will be held in conjunction with Saturday's league contest versus UCA. A picnic will be held at 1 p.m. prior to first pitch at 3 p.m. For more information on the reunion, contact Larry Hymel at (985) 549-3228 or 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
     The Southeastern softball team (27-19, 14-12 SLC) will be back in action this week, hitting the road for four contests. On Tuesday, the Lady Lions visit non-conference foe South Alabama for a 6 p.m. contest in Mobile, Ala. Southeastern will then close out SLC play over the weekend, heading to Arlington, Texas for a three-game league set with UTA, beginning with a 1 p.m. doubleheader on Saturday. The series closes on Sunday with a single game at 12 p.m. Southeastern can clinch a SLC Tournament berth with one win over UTA or a SLC loss by Texas A&M-Corpus Christi.
     The Southeastern track and field team will continue its preparation for next month's SLC Outdoor Championships. The Lions and Lady Lions will head to Des Moines, Iowa to compete in the Drake Relays. The meet begins Thursday and runs through Saturday.
     Tuesday, April 22
     Baseball, vs. Alcorn State, Alumni Field, 6:30 p.m. (KSLU 90.9 FM)
     Softball, at South Alabama, Mobile, Ala., 6 p.m.
     Wednesday, April 23
     Baseball, vs. Louisiana-Lafayette, Alumni Field, 6:30 p.m. (KSLU 90.9 FM)
     Thursday, April 24
     Men's and Women's Track and Field, at Drake Relays, Des Moines, Iowa, All Day
     Friday, April 25
     Baseball, vs. Central Arkansas, Alumni Field, 6:30 p.m. (KSLU 90.9 FM)
     Women's Tennis, vs. Stephen F. Austin (SLC Tournament First Round), Nacogdoches, Texas, 12 p.m.
     Men's Tennis, vs. Texas-Pan American (SLC Tournament First Round, Nacogdoches, Texas, 1 p.m.
     Men's and Women's Track and Field, at Drake Relays, Des Moines, Iowa, All Day
     Saturday, April 26
     Baseball, vs. Central Arkansas, Alumni Field, 3 p.m. (KSLU 90.9 FM)
     Softball, at Texas-Arlington (DH), Arlington, Texas, 1 p.m.
     Women's Tennis, SLC Tournament Semifinals, Nacogdoches, Texas, 10 a.m.
     Men's Tennis, SLC Tournament Semifinals, Nacogdoches, Texas, 1 p.m.
     Men's and Women's Track and Field, at Drake Relays, Des Moines, Iowa, All Day
     Sunday, April 27
     Baseball, vs. Central Arkansas, Alumni Field, 1 p.m. (KSLU 90.9 FM)
     Softball, at Texas-Arlington, Arlington, Texas, 12 p.m.
     Women's Tennis, SLC Tournament Finals, Nacogdoches, Texas, 12 p.m.
     Men's Tennis, SLC Tournament Finals, Nacogdoches, Texas, 3 p.m.
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Professional activities
On April 9, 2008, Mary Mocsary (English) gave an interactive workshop entitled "Walk the Red Carpet with the Stars of Literature and Film" for administrators and counselors who are members of the Louisiana Association of Student Assistance Programs. She displayed more than 60 books and 40 movies that have been adapted from literature. Attendees played a variety of games, based on authors, literature, actors, and films, that will be used to motivate high school students to improve their reading.
     Faculty and students from the Department of Chemistry and Physics attended the American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology's spring meeting in San Diego. Presentations included Addie M. Smith, Bradley J. Bursavich, Jeffrey S. Temple, and Michael B. Doughty, "Template specificity studies of West Nile Virus RNA dependent RNA polymerase" and Tao Lin and Michael B. Doughty, "Design and Synthesis of Template Competitive Reverse Transcriptase Inhibitors."
     Dr. Leah Jane Sadden (Teaching and Learning) presented a paper entitled "Effective Comprehension Strategies for English Learners in the Content Areas at the 37th Annual International Bilingual/Multicultural Education Conference in Tampa, Florida on Feb. 8.
      On March 31, the English Department and College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences sponsored the Tennessee Williams/New Orleans Literary Festival at Southeastern. Panels were presented throughout the day by visiting writer Valerie Martin and visiting scholars Robert Bray, Annette Saddik, and Thomas Keith. Valerie Martin also read from her work at 7 p.m. in the Student Union Theatre. Attendance by students, faculty, and the community was high, with a full house for the evening reading. AHSS is also a major sponsor of the Festival's master classes and literary panels, held in the French Quarter. During the Festival, Writer-in-Residence Bev Marshall led a master class on writing groups and book clubs. She also served on an author and agent panel and moderated a memoir panel, while Writer-in-Residence Dr.Tim Gautreaux served as a panelist in a session on short stories. Graduate student and Literati president Sherman Fitzsimons (English) read work from his creative writing at a panel. Alison Pelegrin (English) participated in a poetry panel, Dr. Bill Robison (History and Political Science) moderated a panel on historical fiction, and Steve Bellas (Communication) was master of ceremonies for Tenn's Got Talent. Other faculty members involved in the festival were Dr. David Hanson (English), Eric Johnson (Sims Library), Dr. Reine Bouton (English), Dr. Ruth Caillouet (English), Dr. Denelle Cowart (English), Elisabetta Lejeune (English) and Andree Cosby (English).
     Rebecca Hensley (Sociology and Criminal Justice) presented a paper titled "Disaffected Intellectuals of the 21st Century: Bloggers and the March at Jena" at the Southern Sociological Society meetings in Richmond, Va., in April.
     Dr. Richard Louth (English), has published "Katrina in Their Own Words--Collecting, Creating, and Publishing Writing on the Storm" in the journal Reflections: Writing, Service-learning, and Community Literacy. The special issue of the journal on Writing the Blues: Teaching in a Post-Katrina Environment also contains reprinted pieces of Southeastern student writing and photos by Patty Steib (Center for Faculty Excellence) from the anthology Katrina: In Their Own Words, which Louth edited for the National Writing Project in 2006.
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