ByLion -- April 7

Chefs Evening salutes the fifties
Insurance CEO presents ethics lecture
Good time at employee picnic
New Mission Poster available
Orchestra features 'crowns' and 'gowns'

Registration underway for NETT '08
National Library Week April 13-19
Lectures, workshop feature historians
Nursing students stage 'mock fatality'
Southern Literary Festival April 11-12
Org comm students aid Woodland Park

RAD self-defense class April 18-20
CPTP programs offered on campus
Center for Faculty Excellence news
Phi Sigma Iota induction
This week in athletics
Professional activities

Crowd at 2008 Chefs EveningChefs Evening salutes 'fabulous fifties'
A full house of Southeastern family and friends enjoyed the tasty offerings of more than three dozen area restaurants, bars and grills, and wholesalers at Chefs Evening 2008 Sunday at the University Center. "Shake Rattle and Roar" was the theme of the popular annual food festival and fund raiser, sponsored by the Southeastern Development Foundation. Guests found the University Center arena decorated with a "fabulous fifties" theme, echoing the days of poodle skirts, soda fountains, and rock and roll. They also enjoyed a silent auction featuring items in a variety of price ranges. Proceeds from Chefs Evening benefit academic programs.
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Insurance CEO to present Livingston Lecture April 17
Insurance executive C. Allen Bradley Jr. of DeRidder will present the annual James and Evelyn Livingston Memorial Lecture on Business Ethics April 17 at 7 p.m. at the Student Union Theatre.
     The lecture is sponsored by the College of Business and is free to the public. The lecture series was founded in 1984 by Hammond businessman John O. Batson in memory of his long time friend and associate James Livingston. The series also honors Livingston's wife Evelyn, who was an active community volunteer for many years.C. Allen Bradley Jr.
     Bradley is the president and chief executive officer of Amerisafe, a worker's compensation firm headquartered in DeRidder that specializes in insurance for hazardous industries. The billion-dollar company does business in more than 40 states with nearly 600 employees nationwide.
     A graduate of Southeastern with a Bachelor of Arts degree, he earned a degree in law from LSU. He also holds the professional designation of certified risk manager.
     Bradley was engaged in a private law practice until 1984 when he was elected to the first of four terms in the Louisiana House of Representatives. As a legislator he chaired the Civil Law and Procedure Committee and the Agriculture and Forestry Committee. Bradley served on the State Bond Commission and was chair of the Legislative Rural Caucus.
     He was named Amerisafe's senior vice president and general counsel in 1997 and was promoted in 2000 to executive vice president and general counsel with responsibility of managing underwriting, underwriting services and safety services. He was named to his current position in 2004 and continues to serve as the company's primary contact with insurance regulatory agencies, legislative committees and executive department officials.
     For additional information on the James and Evelyn Livingston Memorial Lecture on Business Ethics, contact the College of Business, (985) 549-2258.
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Cattlemen cook up burgers Mary Lou Imbraguglio and Gina Felder

Honoring employees -- fun style!
With rain anticipated, the Employee Day picnic took cover in the parking garage, but the showers didn't dampen the fun. Above left, Ken Lacassin, George Peltier, Gary Sandifer and Law Ponder of the Louisiana Cattlemen's Association grilled up burgers by the dozens. Above, right, Mary Lou Imbraguglio and Gina Felder of Human Resources gave their fellow Southeastern employees a sweet treat by manning the cotton candy machine. The baseball game versus UL-Lafayette scheduled for after the picnic was postponed, but has been rescheduled for Wednesday, April 23 at 6:30 p.m. Southeastern employees who have complimentary tickets designated for the employee appreciation game can use those tickets for admission to the rescheduled game on April 23.
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New Mission posterMission poster available and suitable for framing
Southeastern's new "mission poster," featuring the Southeastern clock, was distributed at the employee picnic last week. Those who did not receive a poster at the picnic are welcome to pick up copies at the office of Erin Moore, executive assistant to the president, in Dyson Hall.
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Chamber Orchestra concert features 'crowns and gowns'
The Southeastern Chamber Orchestra's spring concert will showcase "crowns" and "gowns," said Director Yakov Voldman.
     "Crowns" represents the winners of the orchestra's recent concerto competition, who will perform their winning pieces with the orchestra as part of its April 14 spring concert. And "gowns" stands for the five Chamber Orchestra members who will be performing with the orchestra for the final time as they anticipate donning their graduation regalia to receive their master's degrees in music at Southeastern's May 17 commencement exercises.
     The Chamber Orchestra concert is scheduled for April 14, 7:30 p.m., at Southeastern's Columbia Theatre for the Performing Arts in downtown Hammond.
Farewell bows for graduating student musicians have become a tradition for the Chamber Orchestra, said Voldman. Graduating musicians who will be honored at the concert are violinists Igor Gladkov and Olena Gladkova of Odessa, Ukraine; Vanya Karachobanova of Varna, Bulgaria; Jie Gao of Beijing, China; and Milena Rusanova of Ruse, Bulgaria.
     They will join the Chamber Orchestra in Tchaikovsky's "Fantasy -- Overture from 'Romeo and Juliet.'"
     The concert will also feature the winners of the concerto competition, held earlier this year. Rusanova will perform Brahms' "Violin Concerto in D Major, Op. 77," while Feliks Volozhanin of Chelyabinsk, Russia, will play Saint-Saens' "Cello Concerto No. 1, Op. 33," and Karyn Huggett of Hammond will perform Charles Griffes' "Poem for Flute and Orchestra."
     General admission tickets are $5, adults; and $3, senior citizens, Southeastern alumni, faculty and staff, plus a one dollar handling charge is added to all tickets. Admission is free for all students.
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Registration open for NETT Conference, July 17-18
Registration is now open for NETT 2008, the Northshore Excellence in Teaching with Technology Conference, scheduled July 17-19. The theme of this year's conference, is "Technology for Tomorrow." Pre-Conference Workshops will be offered on July 17 in St. Tammany, Tangipahoa, Livingston, Jefferson, Orleans, and Plaquemines parishes, with the full conference day, July 18, scheduled for Southeastern's main campus.
     The NETT spotlight higher education speaker, presented by the Center for Faculty Excellence, will be Dean Pape, assistant professor of communication and coordinator of first-year studies at Ripon College. Pape is also director of Communicating Plus, an interdisciplinary program designed to enhance teaching and learning across all divisions and academic programs of the college in the areas of problem solving, critical thinking, and oral and written communication.
     Pape will speak on "Wikis, Blogs, IMS, Facebooks, and Group Fusion: Technology in the Grounded Classroom." His sessions unlock some of the secrets to popular technologies, including how they are used day in and day out.      Participants learn how to access the technologies at little or no cost and apply them to advance pedagogy in and outside the classroom in all disciplines. In addition, participants will gain tools that help students evaluate online evidence. This is not a technology workshop - it is a teaching and learning workshop that uses various easy-to-use technologies to advance student engagement in course material to improve their knowledge and skills.
     To learn more about NETT 2008 and to register, visit
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Sims Library celebrates National Library Week April 13-19
Sims Memorial Library will celebrate National Library Week, April 13-19, with special events including a library scavenger hunt, food drive and book sale.
     "This year's theme is 'Join the Circle of Knowledge @ Your Library,'" said Director Eric Johnson. "The faculty and staff of Sims Memorial Library are inviting everyone to join in the celebration along with us and libraries across the country."
     Johnson said the library will continue its tradition of waiving all overdue fees for library materials returned during National Library Week.
     Throughout the week, library patrons can participate in the scavenger hunt by answering "a few simple questions," Johnson said. Participants will be eligible for prize drawings.
     "Another exciting event," Johnson said, "is our collection of non-perishable items for the Tangi Food Pantry." He said items can be dropped off at the circulation desk in the library lobby.
     On Monday, April 14, the Baton Rouge Nursing Library will serve cake to the center's students and faculty. Cake will be provided in the Sims Library lobby Wednesday, April 16, from noon to 1 p.m.
     On Tuesday, April 15, English instructors Suzanne 'Beth' Calloway, Tasha Whitton, and Megan Eddy, and current and former students Sherman FitzSimmons and Tracy Ferrington will present readings on the third floor of Sims Library at 7 p.m.
     The annual National Library Week book sale will be held in the lobby on Wednesday and Thursday, from 9 a.m.-8 p.m.
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Patricia BradyJon KuklaLectures, workshop focuses on Louisiana Purchase and women in Colonial America
Southeastern Louisiana University is hosting two lectures and a workshop for teachers in April featuring historians Patricia Brady and Jon Kukla, authors of critically acclaimed works on the Louisiana Purchase and authors of critically acclaimed works on the Louisiana Purchase and women in colonial America.
     As the guest of the Southeast Louisiana Historical Association's annual meeting and dinner on April 17, Kukla will speak about his book, "A Wilderness So Immense: The Louisiana Purchase and the Destiny of America." The meeting will be held at the Columbia Theatre for the Performing Arts conference center, 220 East Thomas Street, at 6 p.m. Tickets for non-SELHA members are $15. SELHA's $20 annual dues include the meeting and SELHA's forthcoming scholarly journal.
     For more information or to register, contact the Center for Southeast Louisiana Studies, (985) 549-2151,, or SLU 10730, Hammond, LA, 70402.
     On April 18 Southeastern's Department of History and Political Science will sponsor a lecture by Kukla on "Mr. Jefferson's Women," the subject of his 2007 book. The free lecture is scheduled for the Pottle Music Building Auditorium at 11 a.m.
     Kukla and Brady, author of Martha Washington: An American Life, will be guest scholars on April 19 at "Leading Ladies in Early American History," a workshop offered through the Department of History and Political Science's and the Tangipahoa Parish School District's Teaching American History Grant.
Eligible Region II Social Studies teachers can earn six hours of continuing learning units (CLU's) and a $65 stipend for the workshop, scheduled for 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. in Fayard Hall, room 101. It will also include hands-on activities conducted by TAH Project Director Ann Trappey.
     Pre-registration is required. Participants can register by contacting Trappey at, (985) 748-2443 (phone) or (985) 748-2445 (fax).
     The Friday lecture and Saturday workshop are "lagniappe for an 'extended' Women's History Month," said William Robison, head of the Department of History and Political Science.
     "Women's History Month was in March, but so were the LEAP tests and spring break. So we took the liberty of adding on a week in April," Robison said. "However, as Patricia Brady says, every month is really Women's History Month."
     Kukla received his bachelor's degree from Carthage College and his master's and doctoral degrees from the University of Toronto. Now living and writing in Virginia, he directed historical research and publishing at the Library of Virginia from 1973 to 1990 and was curator and director of the Historic New Orleans Collection from 1992 to 1998. From 2000 to 2007 he was director of Red Hill-The Patrick Henry National Memorial in Charlotte County, Va.
     Commenting on Kukla's A Wilderness So Immense, Publishers Weekly said, "Rarely does a work of history combine grace of writing with such broad authority" and described Mr. Jefferson's Women as "one of the most discerning and provocative studies of Jefferson in years."
     Brady, who received her doctoral degree in history from Tulane University, served as director of publications at the Historic New Orleans Collection for 20 years. For the past four years she has headed DivaBooks, a publication and video consulting company. She has written extensively about Martha Washington and her family. For the Bicentennial of the Louisiana Purchase, she produced the video Jefferson, Napoleon, and the Letter That Bought a Continent.
Brady was vice president for programming of the Tennessee Williams/New Orleans Literary Festival for many years and now serves as president of the festival's boards.
     Publishers Weekly said Brady's biography of Martha Washington "offers a compelling new portrait of this passionate, committed founding mother who has unjustly been obscured by others, such as Abigail Adams."
     The authors will autograph books at all three events. More information about the authors and their works is available at and
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Nursing students to coordinate 'mock fatality' at Ponchatoula High School
With high school prom season approaching, Southeastern nursing students will stage a "mock fatality" at Ponchatoula High School on April 9 to dramatically emphasize the consequences of drinking and driving.
     Scheduled for 9 a.m. in the PHS football stadium, the event will be coordinated by senior nursing students Tracy Bickford, Dawn Smith and Jennifer Winner of Hammond, Rachel Breath of Ponchatoula, Hayley Allen of Loranger, Nadia Barthelemy of Port Sulphur, Hattie Dobson of Chalmette, and Heather Marcelle of Baton Rouge. The students selected the mock fatality as their "Capstone Project," a community-based health program required for graduation.
     "This will be the fifth year that Southeastern nursing students have coordinated the annual mock fatality program regarding drinking and driving during prom," said nursing instructor Terry Compton.
     She said that this year's program will have its largest audience - juniors and seniors from Ponchatoula High School, St. Thomas Aquinas High School, Loranger High School, and Independence High School.
     Participants include the Ponchatoula fire and police departments, Louisiana State Police, Southeastern theater students, 21st Judicial District Attorney Scott Perrilloux, Hammond City Court Judge Grace Gasaway, Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff Daniel Edwards, Tangipahoa Parish Coroner Mike Foster, Acadian Ambulance, and Geisler Funeral Home.
     Compton said the participants will create a graphic scenario of a prom night crash, complete with mock injuries, emergency response teams wielding the 'jaws of life,' grieving parents, and arrests of alcohol impaired drivers by state troopers.
     "One victim will 'die' and be taken away in a hearse," she said.
     Following the rescue, students will hear presentations by Gasaway, Edwards and Perrilloux.
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Southern Literary Festival April 11-12
Southeastern will host creative writing faculty and students from approximately 20 universities and colleges throughout the South at the Southern Literary Festival, April 11-12.
     The festival, annually hosted by various southern higher education institutions, will feature readings by noted authors, including award-winning Southeastern faculty, and a creative writing competition for students.
     "This is the first time that Southeastern has had the privilege of hosting the festival in some 25 years," said Southeastern professor and poet Jack Bedell, coordinator of creative writing programs in the Department of English.
     Bedell said all festival events are open to the public and will be held in the Music Recital Hall.
     Participating institutions include Delta State University, The University of Mississippi, Milsaps College, Belhaven College, Mississippi University for Women, Mississippi College, University of Louisiana-Monroe, the University of North Alabama, and Rhodes College.
     "Each year, both undergraduate and graduate students are eligible to enter the SLF student writers competition," Bedell said. "Cash prizes are awarded in categories such as poetry, fiction, drama, formal, and informal essay."
     Bedell will conduct a workshop for contest winners, who will receive their awards and read their winning entries on Saturday at 2:30 p.m.
     The festival will begin on Friday evening with a 6 p.m. reading by Southeastern Writer-in-Residence Tim Gautreaux, author of The Clearing, Next Step in the Dance, Welding with Children and Same Place, Same Things.
     Southeastern authors presenting readings on Saturday include poet Alison Pelegrin (Big, Muddy River of Stars, The Zydeco Tablets), 9 a.m.; novelist Dayne Sherman (Welcome to the Fallen Paradise), 11 a.m.; and short story writer and novelist Norman German (A Savage Wisdom, No Other World), 11:40 a.m.
     The festival will also include readings on Saturday by guest poets Ann Fisher-Wirth of the University of Mississippi at 9:40 a.m., and Southeastern graduate Sheryl St. Germain, director of the MFA program in Creative Writing at Chatham University, at 10:20 a.m.
     For additional information about the Southern Literary Festival, contact Bedell at or (985) 549-5756.

Ann O'Conner and Woodland Park studentOrg Com students present books to Woodland Park
Southeastern's Organizational Communication Association donated children's books to Woodland Park Elementary School in Hammond on April 1 as part of OCA's "This Book Belongs to...ME!" project and annual book sale. At left are several, OCA member and founder of "This Book Belongs to...ME!" Ann O'Connor presents a book to a Woodland Park student.
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Women's RAD self-defense class on campus April 18-20
The University Police Department and the Office of the District Attorney Scott Perrilloux are teaming together to bring Rape Aggression Defense (RAD) class to area women. The free class will be held April 18-20 at Southeastern.
     The Rape Aggression Defense System is a program of realistic, self-defense tactics and techniques. The comprehensive course for women taught by certified RAD instructors includes a workbook/reference manual.
     The RAD System of Physical Defense is currently being taught at many colleges and universities and in communities throughout the United States, Canada, and United Kingdom. The growing, widespread acceptance of this system is primarily due to the ease, simplicity and effectiveness of our tactics, solid research, and unique teaching methodology.
     For more information or to register for a class, send an e-mail with name and phone number to or contact Patrick Gipson at the University Police Department, (985) 549-2222, or Renee Phares at the District Attorney's Office in Amite, (985) 748-7890.
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CPTP programs offered on campus
The Human Resources Office is happy to announce that the Comprehensive Public Training Program, a department under the Division of Administration, is offering 11 professional and personal development programs on the Southeastern campus this spring. The programs are offered free of charge to all state employees. Additionally, a number of the classes are part of a certification program through the state.
     From April 28-June 5, courses will be offered such as "Dealing with Change," "Effective Conflict Resolution Strategies," "Individual Differences and Diversity in the Workplace," and "Providing Quality Service." Additionally, there are a number of classes designed specifically for supervisors.
     Normally, many of these programs are only offered in Baton Rouge, so employees are encouraged to take advantage of the convenience of attending sessions on campus. Most classes are one day and run from 8:15 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. All will be held in the University Center.
     For a complete list, description of the courses and registration information please email Jan Ortego at or phone extensions 5850 or 5771. Please note that space is limited in these programs, so we encourage you to register early!
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News from 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 or to register, contact the center at ext. 5791 or
     Wednesday, April 9, noon-1 p.m. -- Disability Services: The Office of Disability Services will be giving a presentation about their office, which provides academic accommodations to students who are registered with a disability under the Americans with Disabilities Act. Director Kay Maurin and Coordinator Angela James will be lead this informative discussion and invite questions. Bring your lunch and a friend. Drinks and dessert will be provided.
     Thursday, April 10: Faculty Conference on Teaching, Research, and Creativity: The center invites you to the seventh annual conference, which provides a forum for sharing the successful practices, projects, creative endeavors, and research of our faculty. Conference poster will be presented from 12:30-2:30 p.m.
Mark Your Calendars
     Lyceum Lights -- Tuesday, April 22, 12:30-1:30 p.m., Twelve Oaks: The spring session will highlight the 2008-09 recipients of USL Serves Grants, which focused on "Connecting Community with the Classroom." Speakers are Dr. Joe Burns, Dr. Suzette Plaisance Bryan and Dr. Amber Narro of the Communication Department and Dr. Cynthia Elliott of the 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
     Let's get engaged!: The Center for Faculty Excellence is creating two teams of five faculty to promote and facilitate campus discussions on engagement. Team I will focus on "Pedagogies of Engagement: Exploring techniques to engage even the most passive students." Team II will focus on "Civic Engagement: Connecting citizenship with the classroom."
     Application consists of a letter addressed to "Team" and an abbreviated curriculum vitae (two-page maximum). In the letter please state the desired team (I or II), why you want to participate in the team, and confirmation that you will commit to the terms outlined in this announcement. Original and three copies must be delivered to the Center for Faculty Excellence, Tinsley Annex, room 6. by 4:30 p.m. on Monday, April 7. No applications will be accepted after this deadline. Watch your email for additional information.
     Center's Innovative Teaching Initiative (CITI ): Proposals are now being solicited for support during the 2008-09 academic year. Have an idea for enhancing your teaching of a new or existing course? Funds are available for faculty members to pursue projects that will have a direct impact upon classroom instruction. Projects may promote service-learning, link community engagement and civic responsibility to the classroom, enhance courses with technology, encourage faculty-student or student-student research and interaction, or create K-12 and business partnerships for learning.
     Guidelines can be found at Deadline for proposals: 4:30 p.m., Wednesday, April 9. Original proposal and three copies must be delivered to the Center for Faculty Excellence, Tinsley Annex, room 6, by 4:30 p.m. Please contact the center at ext. 5791 or email for additional assistance.
     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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Phi Sigma Iota inducteesPhi Sigma Iota inducts students, faculty
The Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures has inducted 14 students and two faculty members into its Zeta Alpha Chapter of the Phi Sigma Iota International Foreign Language Society.
     Inductees were selected from among students studying Spanish and French. The initiation ceremony was conducted at Michabelle on March 17 by Department Head Lucia Harrison, and PSI faculty advisor Agnieszka Gutthy.
     Special guests included Bryan Depoy, assistant dean of the College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences; Southeastern graduate Debra Westall, professor of English at Universidad Politécnica de Valencia, Spain; and Antonio Matarredona, education advisor at the Embassy of Spain.
     Faculty members initiated into the honor society were English professors Sarah Spence and George Townsend Dorrill.
     Student inductees were John Tiley, Devin Champagne, Casey Maureen Hoover, Christopher Paul, Tara Hart, Elizabeth Kristine Fox, Erica Ingram, Gail McWilliams, Jorrit Van Belzen, Brent McGovern, Erin Triche, and Michele Burns.
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This week in athletics
The Southeastern baseball, softball and women's tennis teams will all compete in Southland Conference competition during this week in Southeastern Athletics.
     The Lion baseball team (16-13, 6-6 SLC) avoided a series sweep with a 4-2 win over UTSA on Sunday. Southeastern will face yet another tough midweek non-conference opponent on Wednesday, heading to Alabama for a 6:30 p.m. contest. The Lions return to conference play on Friday, opening a three-game set with a 6:30 p.m. game versus league foe Texas State. The series continues on Saturday with a 3 p.m. contest, followed by the series finale on Sunday at 1 p.m.      All of this week's games will be broadcast in the Hammond area on KSLU 90.9 FM and on the Internet at
     The Southeastern softball team (24-13, 12-8 SLC) will look to build on the momentum from Sunday's dramatic 2-1 win over Sam Houston State, in which senior Brooke Lockhart hit a game-winning two-run home run in the bottom of the seventh inning. Southeastern will hit the road for five games this week, heading to Jackson State for a 4 p.m. doubleheader on Tuesday. The weekend will see the Lady Lions head to Lake Charles for a three-game series at McNeese State, beginning with a 4 p.m. doubleheader on Saturday and concluding with a 12 p.m. single game on Sunday.
     The men's golf team will also be back in action this week, competing in the Ole Miss/Bank of America Intercollegiate on Monday and Tuesday in Madison, Miss. The final tournament for the Lions before the SLC Championships later this month will be a tough test, as the field features 10 teams ranked in the nation's top 100.
     The Southeastern women's tennis team (14-2, 7-0 SLC) are scheduled for four matches this week. The Lady Lions will be looking to extend its 12-match winning streak, beginning with a 2 p.m. match versus Southern Miss on Tuesday at 2 p.m. The Lady Lions will head to Southern on Wednesday for a 2 p.m. match, before heading to Texas for a pair of SLC matches during the weekend. The Lady Lions will meet Texas-Arlington on Saturday at 10 a.m. Texas State awaits Southeastern on Sunday for a 10 a.m. match.
     The men's tennis team (14-7, 2-2 SLC) will take a break from Southland Conference play this week. On Wednseday, the Lions will face Southern at 2 p.m. The Lions will be back on the road on Thursday, facing Troy at 2 p.m.
     The Southeastern men's and women's track and field team, fresh off a strong performance at the highly competitive Texas Relays, will head to Baton Rouge to compete in a pair of events this week. The Lions and Lady Lions will compete in the LSU Combined Events on Thursday and Friday. Southeastern will participate in the LSU Invitational on Saturday.
     Monday, April 7
     Men's Golf, at Ole Miss/Bank of America Intercollegiate, Madison, Miss., 8 a.m.
     Tuesday, April 8
     Softball, at Jackson State (DH), Jackson, Miss., 4 p.m.
     Women's Tennis, vs. Southern Miss, Southeastern Tennis Complex, 2 p.m.
     Men's Golf, at Ole Miss/Bank of America Intercollegiate, Madison, Miss., 8 a.m.
     Wednesday, April 9
     Baseball, at Alabama, Tuscaloosa, Ala., 6:30 p.m. (KSLU 90.9 FM)
     Men's and Women's Tennis, at Southern, Baton Rouge, 2 p.m.
     Thursday, April 10
     Men's Tennis, at Troy, Troy, Ala., 2 p.m.
     Men's and Women's Track and Field, at LSU Combined Events, Baton Rouge, All Day
     Friday, April 11
     Baseball, vs. Texas State, Alumni Field, 6:30 p.m. (KSLU 90.9 FM)
     Men's and Women's Track and Field, at LSU Combined Events, Baton Rouge, All Day
     Saturday, April 12
     Baseball, vs. Texas State, Alumni Field, 3 p.m. (KSLU 90.9 FM)
     Softball, at McNeese State (DH), Lake Charles, 4 p.m.
     Women's Tennis, at Texas-Arlington, Arlington, Texas, 10 a.m.
     Men's and Women's Track and Field, at LSU Invitational, Baton Rouge, All Day
     Sunday, April 13
     Baseball, vs. Texas State, Alumni Field, 1 p.m. (KSLU 90.9 FM)
     Softball, at McNeese State, Lake Charles, 12 p.m.
     Women's Tennis, at Texas State, San Marcos, Texas, 10 a.m.
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Professional activities
Dr. William F. Font
(Biological Sciences) presented a seminar, "Parasites in paradise: aliens invade native Hawaiian stream fishes," to the Department of Biology, University of Wisconsin - Eau Claire on March 27.
     Dr. Becky Sue Parton (Educational Leadership and Technology) presented "Vlog: Transporting Classes to Designations and People Around the World" at the Texas Distance Learning Association Conference in Las Vegas, Nev., March 25.
     Dr. Lará Lopez (Marketing and Finance) presented three papers at the Association of Marketing Theory and Practice Conference in Savannah, Ga., in March. The papers were titled "College Students' Use of Social Networks and Electronic Media: The Realities" with Dr. Dawn Wallace (General Business) and Dr. Josie Walker (College of Business); "Communication Technology Challenges Facing Entry-Level Salespeople" with Renée Gravois Lee of Sam Houston State University; and "Can Ethical Work Climate Influence the Use of Coercive Sales Tactics?" with Amy McMillan-Capehat of East Carolina University.
     Dr. Bobbye Davis (General Business) and co-author Dr. Clarice Brantley of the Innovative Training Team had their article "Communicating with Text Messaging" published in the Communication Tidbits & Hotlinks section of The Balance Sheet. The article can be accessed at
     Denise Tullier-Holly (Southeastern Laboratory School) presented "Art Educator as Artist: An invitational" and "Elementary Expressions: French Culture" to the National Art Education Association (NAEA) National Convention in New Orleans on March 27 and 29. Her artwork is also being exhibited Women's Caucus for Art in Philadelphia (Rubia Project) and New Orleans. Her artwork was also included in Katrina Diaries, which toured St. Louis and the Ratner Museum in Washingon, D.C. In spring and fall 2007, she served on the Educational Testing Services (ETS) Praxis Art Education National Advisory Committee.
     Judith Fai-Podlipnik (History) served as a guest lecturer for the 40 year anniversary commemoration of the 1967 Glassboro Summit between Lyndon B. Johnson and Aleksei Kosygin. Her paper was a case study of Hungarian-American expatriates as Cold War Warriors, 1945-1956. The symposium was held in Glassboro N.J., and sponsored by Rowan University and The University of Minnesota's Immigration History Research Center.
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