ByLion -- February 25

New emergency alert system
Nursing School of the Year
Study abroad deadline Feb. 29
Climate control lecture Tuesday
PPR training for employees
LPO performs at Columbia Friday

Student artwork on display
Disney internship sessions
Globetrotters at UC March 15
Black History Month wraps up
Events affecting parking
Coming up at Business Center, SBDC

Classes at St. Tammany Center
Students blogging on
Blakeney in Tour de Cure
Center for Faculty Excellence news
This week in athletics
Professional activities

Southeastern unveils wide-ranging emergency alert system
Armed with everything from a loud siren and public address system in the middle of campus to high tech text messaging, Southeastern unveiled the newest components of its emergency alert system today.
     “We have been working for months now on upgrading our security plans and integrating various alert systems so that in the case of an emergency or crisis we will have the means of communicating emergency messages quickly to the campus community,” said Southeastern President Randy Moffett.
     The latest pieces to be added to the multi-layered alert system include the sending of text messages to cell phones and emergency notices to phones and personal computers.
     The cell phone text messaging system will allow brief emergency messages to be communicated to faculty, staff and students at the rate of 6,000 messages per minute. Through a statewide program initiated by the Louisiana Board of Regents and supported by the University of Louisiana System, Southeastern will use the Baton Rouge-based company FirstCall to distribute its text, voice and electronic messages.
     All students, faculty and staff are currently registered with FirstCall through their campus e-mail accounts to receive alert messages through that medium.
     The alert system can also include text messages that will be sent to personal cell phones, if students and others on campus submit their cell phone numbers in order to receive the text alert messages. Additionally, those who opt to provide supplemental contact information will be able to submit up to two phone numbers at which they’d like to receive voice messages and a secondary e-mail address for electronic messaging.
     “We will strongly encourage our students to take full advantage of this service, but it will be their responsibility to provide additional information in order to do so,” Moffett said. “We will use all the channels of communication that we have available to communicate to our students the importance of providing multiple means of contact, but it will still remain up to the students to sign up for notifications beyond their campus e-mail accounts. We urge parents to strongly encourage their students to sign up for the services.”
     Starting today, e-mail messages will be sent to all students, faculty and staff providing them with information about the system and a temporary password they can use to submit their cell phone and other numbers as well as a supplemental e-mail address. Once that information is submitted, registrants will receive a followup e-mail confirming the receipt of their additional means of contact.
     Moffett said he hopes Southeastern will have a high rate of success in getting students to sign up for the text message alerts. At many institutions, fewer than 25 percent of the students participate.
     “We are emphasizing that this text messaging system will be used only in emergencies and that the information that is shared with us will be kept strictly confidential,” he added.
     “Judging from the experiences at other campuses – especially those that have had some serious incidents -- we know that no one means of communication can be completely successful on its own,” Moffett said. “We deliberately built redundancy into our systems to reach as many people as possible.”
     Other elements of Southeastern’s emergency alert system include:
     Telephone alerts: The campus telephone system will be used to send emergency voice messages to digital phones on campus. The message is broadcast through the telephone speaker without a user having to pick up the handset.
     Campus siren and PA system: A public address system that can broadcast sirens or voice alerts has been installed on the top of the university library located in the central part of the campus. The system is loud enough to be heard throughout the campus.
     Code Blue emergency phones: Southeastern maintains a network of 25 Code Blue emergency phones located throughout the campus that allow an individual who needs emergency service to push a button and be in instant contact with the University Police Department. An additional 16 Code Blue phones will be installed in other campus locations, including the university’s new parking garage, over the next several weeks.
     Security cameras: Security cameras that are monitored by university police are strategically located throughout campus and in buildings, including residential housing and parking areas.
     Fire alarm systems: Fire alarm systems in Southeastern buildings are being upgraded for direct integration with the University Police Department so that when an alarm is activated, university police as well as fire department personnel can immediately respond to the building. Employees are regularly trained on the activation of alarms and evacuation of buildings.
     Web alerts: The university website ( allows for quick posting of emergency alerts and updates on its homepage. Also, Southeastern is also developing “pages” on popular, student-oriented Web sites such as Facebook and MySpace which may be used to post emergency messages.
     “Southeastern maintains a safe environment on campus, and it’s our intent to use technology as much as possible to help us keep our university family safe,” Moffett added.
Nursing again named 'School of the Year'
For the third time in six years, Southeastern's nursing program has received a Nightingale Award as the "Nursing School of the Year" from the Louisiana Nurses Foundation.
     The award was presented at the sixth annual Nightingale Awards Gala for Nursing and Healthcare held recently in Baton Rouge. The competition is evaluated by a team of out-of-state judges who reviewed the nominations submitted by various Louisiana nursing programs.
     According to the foundation, nominations are evaluated on the basis of comments submitted by graduates, employers and faculty; first-time passage rate of graduates on the licensing examination; accreditation status; activity of the school's alumni association; support demonstrated by the student organization; and innovations in education and teaching.
     "To receive this honor three times in the six-year history of this awards program is truly a testament to the dedication of our faculty to the high quality teaching we expect and to the high standards we set for our students," said Donnie Booth, dean of the College of Nursing and Health Sciences. "Louisiana is blessed with a number of excellent nursing programs, so we are truly honored that the judges have once again selected our institution as the best."
     Barbara Moffett, head of the School of Nursing, said the award is also a recognition of the performance of the program's graduates, most of who are immediately employed in the hospitals and other healthcare facilities in the region.
     "Our graduates make us quite proud," she said. "The feedback we receive from area employers is that they are equipped with the skills they need to perform in the workforce and possess the work ethic needed to become excellent nurses. That's the best reward we can get for our work."
     Moffett also attributed the success of the program to the school's clinical partners.
     "The hospitals in this region, from St. Tammany Parish to East Baton Rouge Parish, provide our nursing students with top-flight exposure to the clinical practice of nursing," she said. "We could not be successful without their excellent cooperation and partnership."
     The Southeastern nursing program consistently records one of the highest passage rates in the state for baccalaureate programs on the national licensure examination for registered nurses.
     The undergraduate program is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) and the National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission (NLNAC). The program has approximately 1,700 majors and graduates approximately 150 undergraduates and 15 to 18 master's level nurses each year. The graduate program, which is also accredited by NLNAC, is offered as part of an intercollegiate consortium.
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Tropical ecology students in Costa RicaFeb. 29 is Southeastern study abroad application deadline
Southeastern students have until Feb. 29 to sign up for the university's 2008 worldwide summer study abroad programs.
     Through the 15 summer programs, led by some of Southeastern's best faculty, students can earn up to six hours of academic credit.
     New 2008 programs include special honors studies in Costa Rica and a spring break (March 21-30) study abroad session to study history, art and architecture in Berlin. For the first time this summer, students can also study Spanish language, culture and literature in Salamanca, Spain; history, political science, art and geography in Austria; business in Panama and in China; and biology in the Galapagos Islands and the Amazon rain forests.
     Southeastern students also have the opportunity to study tropical ecology in Costa Rica; Italian language and culture in Rome; nursing in Honduras; German language, culture and music in Cologne; business in Costa Rica; French and communication in France and Belgium; English literature and culture in Siena, Italy; and sociology, anthropology and criminal justice in Ecuador.
     Charles Dranguet, interim director of Southeastern's International Initiatives Office, said the tropical ecology program in Costa Rica, previously restricted to biology majors, is now open to any Southeastern student who has taken General Biology 106. The prerequisite courses for biology majors are General Biology 151 and 153.
     Students can earn four credit hours for the May 19-29 program, led by Southeastern biology professors Roldan Valverde and Brian Crother. The program includes lectures, visits to several biological stations and time to enjoy the local culture.
     Dranguet said some limited scholarships are still available and financial aid can be applied to study abroad expenses.
     Application packages and complete information on program dates, courses, and fees are available online at and through the International Initiatives Office, East Stadium, room 102, 985-549-2385.
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Public policy issues associated with climate change subject of honors lecture
An environmental scientist with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency will present a lecture on public policy issues associated with climate change at Southeastern on Feb. 26.
     James Yarbrough, who works out of the EPA's regional office in Dallas, will speak as part of Southeastern's interdisciplinary lecture series on global climate change. The talk will be held at 3:30 p.m. in room 107 of Fayard Hall. The presentation is free and open to the public.
     Yarbrough's presentation is the third 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. Other campus units supporting the series are the Office of Sponsored Research and Programs, and the colleges of Education and Human Development, Business, Science and Technology, and Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences.
     "Global climate change affects all of us and impacts a wide range of interdisciplinary studies," said Kent Neuerburg, interim director of the Honors Program. "This lecture will focus specifically on how climatic change is being reflected in the public policy debate through regulations and legislation."
     A specialist in the areas of air pollution and clean energy, Yarbrough has worked on cooperative air pollution prevention projects with Mexico, countries in eastern Europe, India and the Philippines. An editorial advisor for the journal "Climate Research," he is co-chair of the Energy Subcommittee of the Blue Skyways Collaborative, working with 10 states in the central United States to improve energy efficiency and expand renewable energy sources that reduce air pollution.
     Prior to joining the EPA, Yarbrough was a research assistant at the National Center for Atmospheric Research in Boulder, Colo. He holds bachelor's and master's degrees from the University of Georgia.
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PPR training for employees
A brief training program on the Performance Planning and Review (PPR) process will be offered to classified employees on Wednesday, February 27th, from 9:30-11 a.m., in the Human Resources Office Conference Room. Topics to be covered include the PPR rating system and its factors, planning sessions, and timetables of which employees should be aware.
     The training will help classified employees better understand the process which is used in evaluating their performance. Classified employees planning to attend should get their supervisor's permission and register by contacting Sharon Sparacello at or ext. 5850.
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Alfred SaviaLPO presents 'Music of the Mississippi" at Columbia Friday
The Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra will present "Music of the Mississippi" Friday, Feb. 29, at the Columbia Theatre for the Performing Arts.
     Under the baton of guest conductor Alfred Savia, the orchestra will perform at 7:30 p.m. at the university's downtown Hammond theater.
"Music of the Mississippi" is collaboration of the LPO and the Historic New Orleans Collection and is part of a partnership inaugurated last February with the presentation of "A New Orleanian in Paris: Ernest Giuraud, Friends, and Students." The performance was nominated for a 2007 Big Easy Award.
     New Orleans actor, writer and historian mikko joins the LPO as "Mark Twain" to narrate the program. The artistic director of the Living History Project and host of the annual "Stella Yell Off" for the Tennessee Williams/New Orleans Literary Festival, mikko is also known for portraying New Orleans historical characters such as Andrew Jackson, Napoleon Bonaparte, and Pierre Clement Laussat.
     The program includes Jean-Philippe Rameau's "Les Indes galantes," Henri Vieuxtemps' "Concerto No. 5 in A minor, Opus 37," Niccolo Paganini's "Caprice No. 13 in B flat major, from Opus 1," Giacomo Meyerbeer's "Robert le diable," and Gaetano Donizetti's "Lucia di Lammermoor."
     Rounding out the program are Ferde Grofe's "Mississippi Suite" and Jerome Kern's "Symphonic Selections from Show Boat" orchestrated by Robert Russell Bennett.
     Joining the LPO as soloists are Ariana Kim, the orchestra's violinist and concertmaster, and soprano Angela Mannino. Kim will be featured in "Concerto No. 5 in A minor, Opus 37" and "Caprice No. 13 in B flat major, from Opus 1." Mannino will be the guest soprano for "Robert le diable."
     Tickets for the Feb. 29 concert are $32, Orchestra 1 and Loge; $28, Orchestra 2 and Balcony 1; and $20, Orchestra 3 and Balcony 2. Tickets are available online at and at the box office, 220 E. Thomas St., 985-543-4371. Box office hours are noon-5 p.m. weekdays.
     For additional information about the LPO "Music of the Mississippi" concert and other Columbia Theatre for the Performing Arts events, contact the theatre at 985-543-4366 or visit
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Visual Arts student artwork on display
The Visual Arts Department will feature student exhibits in the Contemporary Art Gallery Feb. 28 - Mar. 20.
     Student creations consist of more than 300 pieces of art from across the curricula including photography, sculpture, digital art, ceramics, drawing, painting, and printmaking.
     An opening reception will take place on Feb. 28 from 5-7 p.m. in the Contemporary Art Gallery. Contemporary Art Gallery hours are Mon.- Fri., 8 a.m.- 4:30 p.m., with extended hours until 8 p.m. on Wednesday.
     For more information on art exhibits at Southeastern contact Gallery Director Dale Newkirk at (985) 549-5080 or the Visual Arts Department at 985-549-2193.
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Disney internship information sessions
Representatives of the Disney College Program at the Walt Disney World® Resort will be at Southeastern Feb. 25, 5 p.m., and Feb. 26, 11 a.m., to conduct internship information sessions. The sessions are scheduled for the Student Union ballroom and all students are welcome to attend.
     Billed as "a one-of-a kind experience," the program gives interns unique opportunities to work at Disney theme parks and resorts, live in a community with participants from around the world, take classes that could earn them college credit, learn transferable skills, network with leaders of a Fortune™ 100 company, gain real-world experience, be a part of a team of cast members from hundreds of job disciplines -- and have fun while doing it all.
     For additional information, contact, or Career Services, ext. 2121. More information is also available at
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Globetrotters at UC March 15
For the first time in more than 20 years, the World famous Harlem Globetrotters will play in the University Center on Friday, March 14, at 7 p.m.
     Tickets for the "Magic as Ever" 2008 tour are on sale. You can purchase tickets for the game by calling 985-549-5466, 1-866-LIONTIX, or by visiting the Southeastern Athletics Web site, (Go to "Buy Tickets," and then click on the "Buy Tickets On-line" link which will bring you to the Globetrotters game information.) Tickets are also available from the Lions Ticket office, weekdays from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Promotional and group ticket pricing are available.
     The Globetrotters are entering their 82nd year of thrilling audiences worldwide with their amazing basketball skills. In their history, they have played more than 20,000 games and have entertained presidents and popes. The Ambassadors of Goodwill are one of only six organizations to be inducted into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame.
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The JourneyBlack History Month wraps up
The Journey, the stage play written, directed and produced by Student Government Association entertainment chair Tiffane “Suga” Henry as part of the university’s Black History Month celebrations, was a big hit in the Student Union Theatre last week.
     Wrapping up the Black History Month celebration this week are:
      Feb. 27: Sponsored by the Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures, “Pan-Hellenic Council Recognized Internationally” will explore the influence of black sororities and fraternities in other countries.
      Also on Feb. 27, the offices of Multicultural and International Affairs and Admissions will sponsor the university’s annual Minority High School Leadership Day, beginning at 9 a.m. in the Student Union Theatre. For additional information and to register, visit
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Events affecting parking
During the week of Feb. 24- March 1, the parking areas around the University Center, including Section 1, Section 3, Section 5, and the Cook Field Parking Lot, will be restricted for use during the Louisiana High School Athletics Association Ladies' Top 28 Basketball Tournament. Students, faculty, and staff should take these restrictions into consideration when making their travel and parking plans.
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Coming up at the Business Center, SBDC
Patent agent consulting: Small business owners, entrepreneurs or private inventors will have the opportunity to discuss their ideas, inventions or technology needs with a registered patent agent Feb. 28-29 at the Southeast Louisiana Business Center, 1514 Martens Drive in Hammond.
     Robert Montgomery, a registered patent agent and product development/technology licensing specialist, will be available by appointment for confidential one-on-one counseling sessions. The event is sponsored by the Southeastern Small Business Development Center and Hammond Chamber of Commerce.
     Montgomery, author of the "Inventors Journal" and "The Inventor's Guide," is a noted speaker regarding patents, copyrights and trademarks.
     "The Small Business Development Center is pleased to have Mr. Montgomery available to address your intellectual property matters," said SBDC Assistant Director Sandy Summers. She said free confidential appointment may be made by contacting the SBDC at (985)549-3831 or
     WomenSpeak: Communication and Leadership Skills for Women in Business. Designed to help women become successful in whatever they do, the seminar is scheduled from 9 a.m.-noon, Wednesday, March 19.
     "In this workshop, you'll learn step-by-step how to be seen as a highly credible, authoritative communicator who commands attention and gets things done," Summers said.
     Cost is $30, $20 for Chamber members. For more information or to register you may contact the Southeastern SBDC at (985)549-3831 or
     Coming soon: QuickBooks Pro, Louisiana Contractors Accreditation Institute, Business Boot Camp, Preventing Harassment and Violence in the Workplace, Mid Year Business Health Check.
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St. Tammany Center offers community classes
The St. Tammany Center is expanding its community course offerings. New programs include financial literacy, how to write a novel, computer courses and ACT Test Preparation.
     The National Endowment for Financial Education is sponsoring a financial literacy class that will be taught by Stella Helluin, director of Southeastern's St. Tammany Center, located on the third floor of the St. Tammany Parish government complex, 21454 Koop Drive in Mandeville. The class, which will be held March 4, 6, and 11 from 6-9 p.m., is open to junior high school students through senior citizens.
     Robin Wells, author of the recently published "Between the Sheets," will teach a class on "How to Write a Novel." The six-week course will cover the basics of writing novel-length fiction, including story structure, plotting, character development, dialogue, description and point of view. The class is scheduled on Tuesdays, April 1 - May 6, from 7-8 p.m. and is open to anyone 18 years of age and older.
     Helluin said the St. Tammany Center has also significantly increased its offering of non-credit computer courses and has established a Microsoft Testing Center.
     All classes will be held at the St. Tammany Center. Costs include all books and materials. For more information and to register, visit the non-credit courses links at or call 985-893-6251.
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Jerrika Jackson, Milena Merril, Ericka JohnsonMilena Merrill, north shore bureau chief for, center, talks with Jerrika Jackson of Baton Rouge, left, and Ericka Johnson of Destrehan, about their blogs.
Communication students blogging with
Southeastern communication students are getting hands-on - and on line - experience in today's world of multi-media journalism through a new agreement with the New Orleans Web site
     Communication students now have their own blog on, the Internet site for the New Orleans Times-Picayune newspaper and ABC-26 television station.
     The university blog is the first of its kind for's roster of bloggers, said Milena Merrill, north shore bureau chief for The partnership came about last fall when Merrill contacted communication professor Carol Madere about the possibility of recruiting Southeastern students as interns for Southeastern students.
     "I was definitely interested in internships, but the timing wasn't quite right because the fall semester was already underway," said Madere, who coordinates student internships for the Department of Communication. "Then Milena started talking about doing the blog. I realized that Dr. Amber Narro's news editing class could make use of the blog right away."
     In that class, Narro's students hone their skills by editing news, feature and editorial pieces written by other communication classes. Their work is published weekly in print form in an internal publication, "Southeastern Communication Nation." But Madere and Narro realized that today's newspaper reporters and editors are also simultaneously publishing stories - not to mention photographs, video and audio feeds -- on Web sites, such as
     "The buzz word in the industry now is 'media convergence,'" said Madere. "The partnership is a perfect opportunity for the students to be involved in that."
     "It has really offered our students an opportunity to do something that is kind of outside of the box - it's been a great learning experience," Narro said.
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Southeastern instructor rides in Tour de Cure
Southeastern industrial technology instructor Anthony Blakeney will again ride this year in the Tour De Cure for Diabetes. To help him reach his fundraising goal, all of which goes to diabetes research, please visit his web site at this link.
     "I am dedicating this year's ride to my dear friend and colleague Dr. Peter Territo. Anything you can do to help is greatly appreciated. Also, please feel free to join our team and come have the ride of your life!" Blakeney said.
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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, reservations, contact the center at ext. 5791 or
     Monday, Feb. 25, 8:45-10:15 a.m. OR 12:45-2:15 p.m. -- Blackboard: Export/Import and Archive of courses:Learn how to transfer material safely from one semester to the next via Blackboard's export/import tools. Keep a back-up of your course at the semester's end by archiving it. Register for a workshop and learn how these Blackboard tools work for you.
Call for proposals
     Faculty Development Grant Program: Proposals are now being solicited for scholarly projects requiring financial support during the 2008-09 academic year. Each grant award is for a maximum of $2,000. All full-time faculty members holding academic rank, excluding those currently holding administrative appointments above the level of department head, are eligible to apply.
     Guidelines can be found at or e-mail The deadline for receipt of proposals is 4:30 p.m., Friday, April 4. Proposals are to be hand-delivered to the center for Faculty Excellence, Tinsley Annex, room 6. Absolutely no proposals will be accepted after 4:30 p.m.
     CITI -- Center's Innovative Teaching Initiative: 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: 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 for additional assistance.
     Faculty Conference on Teaching, Research and Creativity: The Center for Faculty Excellence invites you to submit a proposal for Southeastern's seventh annual Faculty Conference on Teaching, Research, and Creativity.
     The conference provides a forum for sharing the successful practices, projects, creative endeavors, and research of our faculty. Many of you have received support from the Center through Teaching Enhancement grants, CITI Grants, Faculty Development Grants, Travel grants, etc. Here's your opportunity to give back.
     Conference sessions will be held April 10. The online proposal form can be found at Proposal deadline is Wednesday, March 19. If you have questions, please contact the center at ext. 5791 or
     Speakers will be asked to submit a digital photo for use in the conference program. Photos can be sent to
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This week in athletics
The Southeastern Louisiana men's and women's basketball teams will look to solidify their spots in the Southland Conference Tournament, while the baseball, softball, men's golf, men's tennis and women's tennis teams will also be in action during this week in Southeastern Athletics.
     The men's basketball team (14-11, 6-6 SLC) will hit the road for a pair of league battles this week. On Thursday, the Lions will face Central Arkansas at 7 p.m. in Conway, Ark. Southeastern will then head to Natchitoches for a 2 p.m. Saturday showdown with Northwestern State.
     The Lady Lion basketball squad (11-14, 5-7 SLC), winners of four of its last five games, will host a pair of games versus league opposition this week.
     Southeastern will host Central Arkansas on Thursday at 2 p.m. On Saturday, the Lady Lions will welcome Northwestern State to town for an 8:30 p.m. contest. The departure from the usual start times is due to the University Center playing host to the LHSAA Ladies' Top 28 next week. If the men's and women's SLC tournament, scheduled for March 12-16 in Katy, Texas, started today, the men would be a No. 6 seed, while the Lady Lions would be the league's No. 8 seed.
     The Southeastern baseball team (3-0) will look to build on its sweep of Eastern Illinois this past weekend. On Tuesday, the Lions face a tough test with a 6 p.m. contest at Tulane. The Lions return home on Wednesday for a 6:30 p.m. game with Mobile. The Lions will get an early look at SLC competition over the weekend hosting Texas A&M-Corpus Christi for a three-game set, although the games do not count in the league standings. First pitch is scheduled for 6:30 p.m. on Friday, with the series continuing on Saturday at 3 p.m. and concluding on Sunday at 1 p.m.
     All four Southeastern basketball games and four of the five Southeastern baseball games will be broadcast in the Hammond area on KSLU 90.9 FM and on the Internet at The only baseball game not to be broadcast will be Saturday's contest because of a conflict with the Southeastern-NWLA men's basketball contest.
     The Southeastern softball team (9-3), which has received votes in the NFCA/USA Today Division I Top 25 poll in each of the past two weeks, will open Southland Conference play this week, playing six league contests over the next seven days. On Tuesday, Southeastern will host Nicholls State for a 5 p.m. contest, with the series continuing on Wednesday with a 3 p.m. doubleheader. On Saturday, Southeastern heads to Central Arkansas for a 12 p.m. doubleheader in Conway, Ark. The Lady Lions close out the week on Sunday with a 12 p.m. contest at UCA.
     The Southeastern men's golf team will also have a busy week. On Monday, Southeastern will wrap up play at the Pizza Hut/BellSouth Invitational in Philadelphia, Miss, heading into the final round in second place. The Lions will also head to Tampa, Fla. this week to compete in the USF/Ron Moore Invitational, which runs Friday through Sunday.
     The Southeastern men's and women's tennis teams will both be on the road for SLC matches this week. The Lions (9-2, 1-0 SLC) will head to Lamar on Wednesday for a 2 p.m. match. The Lady Lions (4-2), who have won the last three SLC Tournaments and last two league regular season titles, will put their 35-match conference winning streak on Sunday, facing UTSA at 12 p.m. in San Antonio, Texas.
     Monday, Feb. 25
     Men's Golf, at Pizza Hut/BellSouth Invitational, Philadelphia, Miss., All Day
     Tuesday, Feb. 26
     Baseball, at Tulane, New Orleans, 6:30 p.m. (KSLU 90.9 FM)
     Softball, vs. Nicholls State, North Oak Park, 5 p.m.
     Wednesday, Feb. 27
     Baseball, vs. Mobile, Alumni Field, 6:30 p.m. (KSLU 90.9 FM)
     Softball, vs. Nicholls State (DH), North Oak Park, 3 p.m.
     Men's Tennis, at Lamar, Beaumont, Texas, 2 p.m.
     Thursday, Feb. 28
     Men's Basketball, at Central Arkansas, Conway, Ark., 7 p.m. (KSLU 90.9 FM)
     Women's Basketball, vs. Central Arkansas, University Center, 2 p.m. (KSLU 90.9 FM)
     Friday, Feb. 29
     Baseball, vs. Texas A&M-Corpus Christi, Alumni Field, 6:30 p.m. (KSLU 90.9 FM)
     Men's Golf, at USF/Ron Moore Invitational, Tampa, Fla., All Day
     Saturday, March 1
     Men's Basketball, at Northwestern State, Natchitoches, 2 p.m. (KSLU 90.9 FM)
     Women's Basketball, vs. Northwestern State, University Center, 8:30 p.m. (KSLU 90.9 FM)
     Baseball, vs. Texas A&M-Corpus Christi, Alumni Field, 3 p.m.
     Softball, at Central Arkansas (DH), Conway, Ark., 12 p.m.
     Men's Golf, at USF/Ron Moore Invitational, Tampa, Fla., All Day
     Sunday, March 2
     Baseball, vs. Texas A&M-Corpus Christi, Alumni Field, 1 p.m. (KSLU 90.9 FM)
     Softball, at Central Arkansas, Conway, Ark., 12 p.m.
     Men's Golf, at USF/Ron Moore Invitational, Tampa, Fla., All Day
     Women's Tennis, at Texas-San Antonio, San Antonio, Texas, 12 p.m.
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Professional activities
On Feb. 14, Lori Smith (Sims Memorial Library) presented a session on "Web sites Even a Mother Could Love" at the annual technology workshop of the Bayouland Library System in Lafayette.
     Dr. David Wyld (Management) presented his paper, "The 800 Pound Avatar in the Virtual Room: A Look at Government in Second Life," online to The International Conference on Technology, Knowledge and Society, held at Northeastern University in Boston.
     Faculty from the Department of Teaching and Learning presented papers at the Southwest Educational Research Association (SERA) 31st annual meeting Feb. 6-9 in New Orleans. Dr. Deborah McCarthy presented "Undergraduate and Graduate Students' Perceptions of Pedagogy" along with the following Educational Leadership and Technology faculty Dr. Kathleen Campbell, Dr. Rayma Harchar, and Dr. Thomas DeVaney. Ms. Kimberley Davis presented "Teacher Candidates Perceptions of Diversity: Case of Southeastern Louisiana University" along with EL&T colleagues Dr. Celina Echols and Dr. Felicia Blacher-Wilson. Ms. Davis also presented "What About the Children: Realities of Teaching & Learning 'After the Storm'" along with Dr. Echols and Dr. Blacher-Wilson. Dr. Sonya Carr presented "Preparing Beginning Teachers: Perspectives on Readiness for Teacher Leadership." Dr. Carr also served as Program Division Chair for Division V: Special Populations and Counseling. Dr. Cheryl Edwards presented "To Spelling Bee or Not to Spelling Bee: Research on Spelling Instruction." Dr. Elliott presented "Teaching in Troubled Times: The Role of the Learning Community." Ms. Janis Vicknair, director of Field Experiences, presented "Can a Student's Rationale for Selecting Field Observation Placement be Altered?" along with Dr. Becky Parton and Dr. Mindy Crain-Dorough.
     Charles Elliott (History and Political Science) presented "Creativity, Louisiana History and Regional Culture in the Works of Ernest Gaines, Richard White, June Shaw and Toni McGee Causey " at the 2nd Annual "Celebration of Readers and Writers Symposium" sponsored by the West Feliciana Parish Library in St. Francisville on Feb. 23.
     William B. Robison (History and Political Science) participated in a panel discussion, "The Classics-Are They Worth It?" at the Jefferson Parish East Bank Regional Library on Tuesday, Feb. 19.
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