ByLion -- January 22

Parking garage open
MLK remembrance Wednesday
Avoid I-12 Hwy. 51 exit
Six compete for Miss Southeastern
Apply to graduate by Feb. 15
Boulton nominated for Grammy
'Too Many Sopranos' nominated

Le Souvenir honored
Channel wins Emmys
Globetrotters tickets on sale
Lanaux named community liaison
'Goin' to Jackson' at Columbia
Audition for 'Tony 'n Tina's Wedding'
Encore! 2008 schedule
PPR training for supervisors

Alumni Day at the Races
Singers sought for choirs
'Go Grants' distributed
Center for Faculty Excellence news
Athletics Hall of Fame nominations
This week in athletics
Student achievements
Professional activities

Cars christen the new parking garageNew parking garage greets students today
When classes began today, students were greeted by more than just new class schedules and professors. They also found new places to park as the university parking garage made its debut.
     The first three floors of the new garage are now open to upperclass commuters.
     Located on Western Avenue adjacent to West Strawberry Stadium, the garage has been under construction for the past year after being funded in fall 2005 by a Student Government Association sponsored referendum, a federal transportation grant, and university funds.
     "It's a nice addition to the campus," said President Randy Moffett as he looked over the facility last week. "The parking garage has been something that students have wanted for a long time."
     SGA President Chris Barcelona agreed. "I'm really excited that it's opening," he said. "This is going to provide a lot of parking in the middle of campus for upperclass students."
     The three floors will initially provide about 300 new parking spaces. The fourth floor will remain closed in order to use it as a construction staging area for the in-progress renovations to Strawberry Stadium. When construction is fully completed this summer, the garage will provide approximately 450 parking spaces and amenities such as restrooms, an elevator and concession stands.
     Another parking-related service - the new "Lion Traxx" shuttle - will be rolling in full force when the third shuttle bus arrives in February. The shuttle, which loops through campus from the University Center to the parking garage, began running with two busses last semester and was enthusiastically received by students. During the fall-spring semester break, two covered bus stops were added at the University Center and D Vickers Hall.
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Martin Luther King remembrance Wednesday
Southeastern will celebrate the legacy of the late Civil Rights leader Martin Luther King Jr. with a candlelight processional and remembrance program on Wednesday, Jan. 23.
     The event, sponsored annually by the Kappa Nu Chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha fraternity, will begin at 6 p.m. at Washington Hall.
     Participants will walk to the War Memorial Student Union, where Alpha Phi Alpha will continue the tradition of laying a wreath at the tree planted in King's memory in the Student Union park. Shortly after the laying of the wreath, a special program will begin in the Student Union Theatre.
     The guest speaker will be longtime educator and administrator Huel Davis Perkins, whose career has included distinguished service at Louisiana State University and Southern University and with the National Endowment for the Humanities.
     "Dr. Perkins was an outstanding administrator and is a renowned orator who has spoken in many venues across the country," said Southeastern Vice President for Student Affairs Marvin L. Yates. "We are honored to have him as the speaker for our annual remembrance program. His remarks will provoke much thought among our students."
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Avoid I-12 Hwy. 51 exit
Faculty, staff and students who take I-12 to get to the university's main campus in Hammond are being advised to avoid the exit at U.S. Hwy. 51 (Exit 40 near the Hammond mall).
     Work has begun on the westbound Exit 40 ramp and the exit will be closed at the end of January.
     "Up to Jan. 30, vehicles will be allowed to turn north on U.S. 51," said Mike Prescott, director of the University Police Department. "On or about Jan. 30 until August, westbound Exit 40 will be closed completely to vehicular traffic. Eastbound Exit 40 will remain open."
     "We are suggesting that students use an alternate route to try and avoid this location," Prescott said.
     He said students coming from the east on I-12 can take the Airport Road exit (between Robert and Exit 40). From there, they can turn left at the intersection with Old Covington Highway and follow the highway until it meets Hwy. 51 or continue on Airport Road, turning left onto U.S. Hwy.190. Both Hwy. 51 and Hwy. 190 will take them to downtown Hammond and to Southeastern.
     Students can also choose to stay on I-12 until they reach the I-55 Jackson exit, then take the Wardline/University Ave. (Exit 32) to reach campus. Prescott said this route would also be best for students traveling to Southeastern on I-12 from the west.
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Front, Miss Southeastern 2007 Kristen Hilliard; back, Brittany Lynn Dinino, Jade Kristen LeBlanc, Charlene Marlene Robinson, Brandy Jean Hotard, Elyse Danielle German, Heather Nicole GonzalezShown with Miss Southeastern 2007, Kristen Hilliard of Covington, front, are, from left, 2008 contestants Brittany Lynn Dinino, Jade Kristen LeBlanc, Charlene Marlene Robinson, Brandy Jean Hotard, Elyse Danielle German, and Heather Nicole Gonzalez.
Six students compete for Miss Southeastern crown Jan. 30
Kristen Hilliard of Covington, Miss Southeastern 2007, will crown her successor, one of six contestants in the annual Southeastern Louisiana University pageant, scheduled for 7 p.m., Jan. 30, at the Pottle Music Building Auditorium.
     The pageant has been a part of Southeastern's history since 1949, a Miss America preliminary since 1962. The pageant is sponsored by the Campus Activities Board. Admission is free.
     The theme of the 2008 Pageant is "Miss Southeastern: The Greatest Show on Earth," said CAB Coordinator Jason Leader.
     The emcee is Veda Abene, executive assistant in the Division of Continuing Education and founder and former president of the FE-Lions. Entertainment will include a performance by Hilliard, a piano performance major. At the 2007 Miss Louisiana pageant, Hilliard received the Newcomer Award and was among the 10 finalists.
     Contestants for the 2008 title are junior nursing major Brittany Lynn Dinino of Prairieville; sophomore family and consumer science major Jade Kristen LeBlanc of Gramercy; senior vocal performance major Charlene Marlene Robinson of St. Rose; freshman mass communication major Heather Nicole Gonzalez of Hammond; junior music education major Elyse Danielle German of Pearl River; and senior nursing major Brandy Jean Hotard of Port Allen.
     The contestants will compete in five categories including personal interview, on-stage questions, swimsuit, talent and eveningwear.
     Leader said the pageant will also again feature the "People's Choice Award" as a way of collecting donations for an organization or agency designated by the current Miss Southeastern.
     "The contestant whose container has the most amount of donations, will win the People's Choice Award," Leader said. This year, the donations will benefit the Children's Miracle Network.
     Containers for donations in each 2008 contestant's name will be available in the War Memorial Student Union Mall until the day of the pageant, Jan. 30 and in the Pottle lobby on the night of the pageant.
     Miss Southeastern 2008 will advance to the Miss Louisiana Pageant June 19-21 in Monroe.
     For additional information, call 985 549 3805.
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Feb. 15 is graduation application deadline
Feb. 15 is the final day that students can apply to graduate in spring 2008. The graduation application and payment deadlines will be strictly enforced. Candidates for degrees can apply for graduation by logging into their LEOnet campus accounts and choosing the 'Apply for Graduation' option or by calling Southeastern's Office of Records and Registration at 985-549-2066/62. The $35 application fee should be paid directly to the Controller's Office, located on North Campus in the Financial Aid Building.
     Spring commencement is May 17.
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Kenneth BoultonBoulton nominated for Grammy
Southeastern classical pianist Kenneth Boulton has been nominated for a Grammy® Award in this year's 50th anniversary competition.
     An assistant professor of piano in the Department of Music and Dramatic Arts, Boulton is among five nominees in the category of best instrumental soloist performer (without orchestra) for his just released album Louisiana - A Pianist's Journey.
     The project was made possible by a $50,000 ATLAS grant (Awards to Louisiana Artists and Scholars) made in 2006 by the Louisiana Board of Regents. The album - a set of two compact discs - includes a 32-page essay on Louisiana history and biographies of the eight composers.
     "The music on this recording brings to life a vital, yet neglected aspect of Louisiana and New Orleans classical music tradition," Boulton said. "This region has long captivated the imaginations of musicians and composers around the world, whether or not they had any personal contact with Louisiana. The music is fresh, lively and evocative."
     The compositions were written between 1847 and 1949. Included are "Louisiana Suite, Op. 97" by Walter Niemann, "Louisiana Nights, Valse Creole" by Roy Spaulding Stoughton, "New Orleans Miniatures" by John Parsons Beach, "Mississippi Suite" by Ferde Grofé, "La Savane, Ballade Creole, Op. 3" by New Orleans native Louis Moreau Gottschalk, "Creole Sketches, Op. 15" by Cedric Wilmont Lemont, "Sweet Louisiana" by Albert W. Ketelbey, and "Louisiana Story" by Virgil Thomson.
     "It's piano music that deserves to be played and heard," he said. "It's very emotional, rich and imaginative, and it's not as 'high brow' as we generally think of classical music. Plus, it's fun to play."
     Boulton - who also serves as director of the Community Music School - researched music and materials for the album at the Library of Congress and at Sims Memorial Library. He said Sam Hyde and Keith Findley, director and assistant director respectively of the university's Center for Southeast Louisiana Studies, were particularly helpful in his research. He also recognized Emily Bond and Margaret Adelmann of the university's office of Sponsored Research and Programs for their assistance in getting the state grant to produce the piece.
     The album was produced by Cambria Master Recordings of Lomita, Calif. The music was recorded over three days at the world-class Skywalker Sound Studio in northern California on a Blüthner Concert Grand Piano. The set is available through the Cambria Web site
     The Grammy® Awards presentation will take place Feb. 10 in Los Angeles.
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Too Many SopranosEffler, Blocker nominated for opera award
Congratulations to Charles Effler, director of the Opera/Music Theatre Workshop, and guest director Brandt Blocker, who have been nominated for the 2008 "Creative Achievement in Opera" award for workshop's March 2007 production of Too Many Sopranos. Effler was nominated as the production's conductor and Blocker as stage director.
     The award is a part of the New Orleans award series,"Tribute to the Classical Arts," and is the sister series of the Big Easy Awards for theater and popular music.
     Effler and Blocker share the category with nominees from the New Orleans Opera for productions of New Year's Eve with the New Orleans Opera and The Medium.
     The awards ceremony will take place Feb. 18 in New Orleans.
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2007 Le Souvenir honored; 2007 edition available
The 2006 edition of Southeastern's student yearbook, Le Souvenir, has won a first place award in the American Scholastic Press Association's competition.
     The 2006 yearbook earned 905 total points out of a possible 1,000 in the New York-based competition. The award marks the sixth consecutive year Southeastern's yearbook has garnered a first-place standing in the contest, said Lee E. Lind, interim director of Student Publications.
     The American Scholastic Press Association annually judges more than 2,000 schools nationwide. The 2006 Le Souvenir received a first place evaluation along with schools such as Northwestern State University and Michigan State University.
     The edition was edited by Renee Allemand of Hammond, a 2006 Southeastern graduate. Allyson O'Keefe, a visual arts major from New Orleans, served as photo editor.
     The 2007 edition of Le Souvenir was distributed during the fall semester. Students, faculty and staff who have not received a copy may pick one up in the Student Publications Office, Student Union room 211A, on weekdays from 7:45 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
     Le Souvenir staffs have won 12 local, regional and national awards in the past seven years. Among the honors, the 2004 Le Souvenir received a first-place "Award of Excellence" in the "Yearbook Yearbook" national competition and a fourth place award for cover design in the "Best of Collegiate Design" national competition, and the 2002 Le Souvenir was named "Best Modern Look College Yearbook" in 2002.
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Steve Zaffuto and Rick SettoonFrom left are channel Operations Manager Steve Zaffuto, who won the Emmys in the "Commercial" and "Director- Post-Production" categories, and General Manager Rick Settoon.
Southeastern Channel wins Emmys
The Southeastern Channel has won coveted Emmy Awards for the third straight year.
     The channel won two Emmys for a five-spot image campaign for Southeastern, "Tomorrow's Leaders." Produced by channel operations manager Steve Zaffuto of Madisonville, "Tomorrow's Leaders" won in the "Commercial" and "Director- Post-Production" categories.
     "Despite being only five years old, the Southeastern Channel continues to stand tall among the premiere college television stations in the country," said Southeastern President Randy Moffett. "Receiving four Emmys and 14 Emmy nominations in the past three years is a tribute to the talent and hard work of the channel's staff and the superior quality of its production."
     The winners were announced Dec. 1 in Orlando by the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences. Competition included nominees from television stations and production companies in the Suncoast Region -- Florida, Alabama, Mississippi, Louisiana and Puerto Rico.
     Working with the Southeastern administration, Settoon initiated the concept for the spots while Zaffuto shaped the approach and researched, wrote, produced, directed and edited each spot.
     Previously the Southeastern Channel won Emmys in the Program Promotion category for Josh Kapusinski's promo of "The Florida Parish Chronicles" and in the "Student Program" category for a documentary short about longtime Southeastern baseball coach John Stephenson. The channel has also won more than 40 national and international awards in the past four years.
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Former Lion Nate LoftonGlobetrotters coming to Southeastern in March -- tickets on sale
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. 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.
      As an added attraction, Southeastern's own Nate Lofton (left), a member of the Lion's basketball team from 2003-2005, is a member of the Globetrotters and will be with the team in March. "If you remember the electric level of play by Nate, you will not want to miss his return to the UC," said UC Director Duane Shafer.
     Tickets for the "Magic as Ever" 2008 tour are on sale and can be purchased 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.
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Leigh Ann LanauxLanaux named community liaison
Leigh Ann Lanaux of Hammond has been appointed community liaison at Southeastern.
     A member of the office of the Executive Assistant to the President, Lanaux is charged with creating new opportunities for university and community interaction and will spearhead many of these initiatives.
     Lanaux previously served as director of development for the Ginger Ford Habitat for Humanity in Hammond where she coordinated all fundraising, grant writing and sponsorship efforts. She has also worked as a brand manager at Neill Corporation and was the contemporary marking director for the Anheuser-Busch distributorship in Atlanta.
    She will work as a part of continuing efforts to further heighten public awareness of university initiatives.
    She is a graduate of the University of Kentucky with a Bachelor of Science degree in integrated marketing communications and sports management.
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Jamie Wax and his five 'Goin' to Jackson' charactersGoin' to Jackson coming to Columbia
Playwright, lyricist and performer Jamie Wax will bring his one-man show Goin' to Jackson, a long-running hit that has been described as "drop-dead hilarious perfection," to the Columbia Theatre for the Performing Arts Jan. 25.
     Wax's comedy details the lives of five patients at East Louisiana State Mental Hospital in Jackson who are competing to be the Louisiana State Mental Health poster model and spokesperson. The Baton Rouge native has played the wacky characters to sold-out audiences in Louisiana and across the country for 16 years.
     Goin' to Jackson tickets are $28, Orchestra 1 and Loge; $24, Orchestra 2 and Balcony 1; and $19 Orchestra 3 and Balcony 2. Tickets are available online at and at the Columbia box office, 220 East Thomas Street. Box office hours are noon-5 p.m.
     Also coming up at the Columbia is Jemimah Puddle Duck, the first production of the theater's new children's series, Pajamas & Play. Learn more about this fun series designed specially for kids at
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Columbia holds auditions for Tony 'n Tina's Wedding
The Columbia Theatre for the Performing Arts is seeking actors and actresses for major roles in the upcoming Off-Broadway production of Tony 'n Tina's Wedding to play at Twelve Oaks March 13-15.
      Tony 'n Tina's Wedding is an interactive Off-Broadway show that spoofs an Italian-American wedding, complete with a pre-show cash bar, a ceremony and reception full of mishaps and mad-cap comedy, plus a buffet dinner with wedding cake, music and dancing.
     Auditions are scheduled for 1-5 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 26, and Sunday, Jan. 27, at the Columbia Theatre, 220 E. Thomas Street in downtown Hammond.
     "We are seeking men and women ages 19-60 with outgoing personalities," said Columbia Director Donna Gay Anderson. "No experience necessary, but improvisational skills and acting experience is helpful. Actors will be interviewed and some will be asked to improvise."
     Those interested in auditioning are asked to contact Columbia Logistics Coordinator Christie Gardiner at 985-543-4366 or by Jan. 25. Auditioners will be assigned a specific audition date and time. Audition forms and additional information are available on the Columbia's Web site, Auditioners are asked to bring the form and a self-photo to their assigned audition.
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Bill EvansEllen RoweBill Evans Festival, guest artists highlight Encore!
A festival celebrating the late, great jazz pianist and Southeastern alumnus Bill Evans and guest artists performing on trombone, clarinet, euphonium and marimba highlight the 2008 edition of "Encore!," Southeastern's spring performing arts series.
     Sponsored by the Department of Music and Dramatic Arts, Encore! 2008 also features dozens of concerts, recitals, operas, plays and dance programs from January through May.
     Scheduled Feb. 18-20, the Bill Evans Jazz Festival honors the seven-time Grammy Award winner who was the most influential jazz pianist of his generation. Throughout his life, Evans, a 1950 Southeastern graduate, fondly remembered his college years, calling his time at Southeastern the happiest period of his life. He returned to campus for a concert 30 years after his graduation, shortly before his death in 1980.
     The seventh annual festival will feature renowned jazz pianist and composer Ellen Rowe and Friends on Feb. 20, 7:30 p.m., at the Pottle Music Building Auditorium. Rowe, chair of Jazz Piano and Improvisation Studies at the University of Michigan, has performed at jazz clubs and on concert series throughout the United States and has toured in Germany, Holland Switzerland, Ireland, Poland and Australia.
     Other events in the festival include the Southeastern Alumni Jazz Ensemble on Feb. 18 and Southeastern's Jazz Combos on Feb. 19. All Bill Evens Festival events are free and are scheduled for 7:30 p.m. at the Pottle Music Building Auditorium.
     Encore! 2008 will also host guest recitals by Trombones de Costa Rica, Feb. 7; Amanda McCandless, clarinet, March 19; Martin Cochran, euphonium, March 20; and Kevin Bobo, marimba, April 23.
     The spring performing arts series will also include the annual Southeastern Guitar Festival with five events during April featuring new music for guitar, traditional recitals, and eclectic presentations. James Smith, chairman of the guitar department at the University of Southern California, will be the festival's guest artist, and concerts will showcase Southeastern faculty member Patrick Kerber, the Southeastern Guitar Quartet, and the Southeastern Guitar Ensemble.
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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 Wednesday, Jan. 23, 9:30-11 a.m. The session will be held in the Human Resources Office conference room.
     To register, contact Jan Ortego at or ext. 5850. Preregistration and supervisory approval required.
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Alumni 'Day at the Races' Feb. 10
The Alumni Association will host "A Day at the Races" at the New Orleans Fair Grounds Sunday, Feb. 10. The fun event is open to all Southeastern alumni and friends, 21 years of age and older. Cost is $35, which includes charter bus transportation from Hammond, clubhouse admission and lunch. Feb. 5 is the payment deadline.
     The bus will depart the Alumni Center at 10:30 a.m. and return at 6 p.m. Participants who plan to use their own transportation are welcome to meet the Southeastern group at the Fair Grounds.
     The lunch menu includes a choice between corned beef and cabbage, a Fair Grounds favorite served with boiled potatoes and a house salad, and the "Exacta," which includes seafood casserole, a grilled chicken breast with sauce beurre blanc, rice pilaf, vegetable and house salad.
     For additional information, call Locascio at the Alumni Association, 985-549-2150 or 1-800-SLU-ALUM.
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Singers sought for Southeastern choirs
Singers from the campus and community are invited to join Southeastern's University Chorus and the Northshore Chorale, which will begin spring rehearsals tonight, Tuesday, Jan. 22.
     The choirs, which combine their voices in popular concerts each semester, will meet each Tuesday through May 6 from 6:30-8:30 p.m. in the Music Annex choral room (room 165A), said Alissa Rowe, director of choral activity in Southeastern's Department of Music and Dramatic Arts.
     "You do not have to audition for the University Chorus and Northshore Chorale," said Rowe. "Just come to the first rehearsal. Everyone who loves to sing is welcome."
     She said the Northshore Chorale and University Chorus' spring concert will be Sunday, May 11. For more information, contact Rowe, or 985-549-2334.
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$646,000 in 'Go Grants' distributed
Southeastern last semester awarded more than $646,000 in Louisiana's new Go Grant program designed to increase affordability of higher education among need-based students.
     Southeastern awarded $646,201 to 674 students, the most of any institution in the University of Louisiana System. The second highest amount awarded in the system was the University of Louisiana at Lafayette with $521,500 in Go Grants distributed to 528 students. In all, the system awarded a combined $3.5 million in Go Grants to nearly 4,000 students.
     The Go Grant is the state's new need-based college aid program that was funded by the state Legislature in the last session. The program is designed to increase the affordability of a college education by bridging the gap between the federal Pell Grant aid program and the actual cost of attending a Louisiana college or university, explained Steve Soutullo, Southeastern assistant vice president for enrollment management.
     Award amounts can differ for each Pell-eligible student, Soutullo said, with the maximum annual award set at $2,000 for full time students or $1,000 for part time students.
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Center for Faculty Excellence news
Workshops: All workshops are held in Tinsley Hall, room 103, unless otherwise noted. Registration is required 24 hours in advance of all workshops. Walk-ins are welcome, if space is available; please call the center to verify. For more information, contact the center at ext. 5791 or
     Wednesday, Jan. 23, 8:30-10:30 a.m. or 12:30-2:30 p.m.-- Blackboard Introduction: The workshop will assist you in uploading your syllabus to your course. Please bring your syllabus file with you when you attend the workshop. We will instruct you how to make your course available to students. We will also cover site navigation, helpful tips and explain the validation tool options.
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Southeastern accepting nominations for Athletics Hall of Fame
Southeastern is accepting nominations for new members of the Athletics Hall of Fame, announced Director of Athletics Dr. Joel Erdmann.
     Nominations for new members will be accepted until Feb. 29. Any interested person and suggest and athlete for membership and should be in writing, addressed to the Chairman of the Selection Committee. A brief statement of the athlete's accomplishments is required. Nomination forms and information regarding the full procedure are available online at
     Former volleyball standout Anne Bauer-Peytavin, golfer Martin du Toit, football standout Mac Faul and retired Athletic Trainer Bob "Doc' Goodwin were the latest members enshrined, increasing the number of members to 111.
     For questions or more information, contact Matt Sullivan, assistant athletics director for media relations, at (985) 549-2142 or
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This week in athletics
The men's and women's basketball teams will head to Thibodaux for a Southland Conference doubleheader during this week in Southeastern Athletics.
     The games were originally scheduled for 2 and 5 p.m., but because the men's game will be regionally televised live on Cox Sports Television, the doubleheader has been pushed up an hour. Both games will be broadcast live in the Hammond area on KSLU 90.9 FM and on the Internet at
     The men's game between the Lions (10-7, 2-2 SLC) and the Colonels (6-13, 1-3 SLC) will tip off at 4 p.m. Southeastern will look to bounce back from a 73-67 at Texas-Arlington in its last contest.
     The women's contest between the Lady Lions (7-10, 1-3 SLC) and the Lady Colonels (3-12, 1-3 SLC) will open the day's action at 1 p.m. Southeastern heads into the weekend in need of a win, as the defending SLC East champions have lost a season-high three straight games.
     The Southeastern men's tennis team will open its 2008 spring schedule this week. The Lions will open the season on Saturday, facing Baylor at 1 p.m. in Waco, Texas. On Sunday, the team will face Prairie View at 10 a.m. in Prairie View, Texas.
      The Southeastern track and field team will continue its indoor season this week. The Lions and Lady Lions will look to build on a solid performance at last week's LSU Purple Tiger Invite, when they compete in the Arkansas State Invitational. The meet will be held on Friday and Saturday in Jonesboro, Ark.
     Friday, January 25
Men's and Women's Track and Field, at Arkansas State Invitational, Jonesboro, Ark., All Day
     Saturday, January 26
Men's Basketball, at Nicholls State, Thibodaux, 4 p.m. (KSLU 90.9 FM) (CST)*
     Women's Basketball, at Nicholls State, Thibodaux, 1 p.m. (KSLU 90.9 FM)*
     Men's Tennis, at Baylor, Waco, Texas, 1 p.m.
     Men's and Women's Track and Field, at Arkansas State Invitational, Jonesboro, Ark., All Day
     Sunday, January 27
Men's Tennis, at Prairie View, Prairie View, Texas, 10 a.m.
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Student achievements
For the first time, the board of directors of the Louisiana Nurserymen and Landscape Association, has given out a record number of horticulture student scholarships to one institution -- Southeastern. On Jan. 18, three Southeastern horticulture majors, from left, Angela Dee, Jesse Williams, and Kristie LeJeune represented Southeastern at the LNLA annual meeting at the Gulf States Horticulture Expo in Mobil. Each received a $1,000 scholarship and plaque. Six awards were presented, five to undergraduates and one one graduate award. According to Dr. Sid Guedry, director of horticulture services, the trio of scholarships is the largest number of awards that Southeastern had been given. The awards celebrated the recipients achievement in the horticulture field.
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Professional activities
Dr. David C. Wyld
(Management) delivered an invited presentation titled "The Blogging Revolution: Government in the Age of Web 2.0 -- How and Why Government Must Join the Web 2.0 Revolution to Improve Efficiency, Save Costs, Communicate Better, and Engage Employees, Customers and Stakeholders" to the Social Media for Government Conference at Georgetown University in Washington, DC. Wyld also presented "Blogging from the Top: A Survey of Higher Education Leaders' Use of Web 2.0 Technologies" at the 2007 International Joint Virtual Conference on Computer, Information, and Systems Sciences, and Engineering (CIS2E), sponsored by the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers.
     Dr. Holly Kihm (Counseling and Human Development) received her certification as Certified Family Life Educator (CFLE) from the National Council on Family Relations (NCFR).
     Dr. Barbara Hebert (Counseling Center) and Dr. Mary Ballard (Counseling and Human Development) have published an article titled "Children and Trauma: A Post-Katrina and Rita Response" in Professional School Counseling (Vol. 11, No. 2).
     Birgitta Ramsey (English) has successfully defended her dissertation at the University of Southern Mississippi in the area of English composition and rhetoric. Her dissertation, which compares Swedish and U.S. approaches to the teaching of writing in universities, resulted from several years of theoretical and ethnographic research as well as interviews and data-gathering in Sweden and America.
     Dr. William F. Font (Biological Sciences) has been asked by the editor of Comparative Parasitology to serve an additional three-year term on the journal's editorial board.
     A paper by Mrs. Connie Budden (Management) and Dr. Michael Budden (Marketing), "The Social Network Generation and Implications for Human Resources," was awarded an outstanding paper award at the Applied Business Research Conference, Orlando, Fla. A paper by Dr. Budden, Dr. Aristides Baraya (General Business) and Dr. Lizette Brenes of the National Distance University of Costa Rica, "Strategically Strengthening the Software Export Sector: A Benchmarking Comparison of National Experiences," was included in the conference proceedings.
     A paper by Dr. Andre Honoree (Management) and Dr. John Friedl of the University of Tennessee-Chattanooga, "Is Justice Blind? Examining the Relationship Between Presidential Appointments of Judges and Outcomes in Employment Discrimination Cases," has been accepted for publication in an upcoming issue of Cumberland Law Review. A second paper by the pair, "Impartial Justice? Judges' Politics May Affect Litigant's Chances in Court," was published in the Chattanooga Times Free Press on Dec. 16.
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