ByLion -- October 20

$3.5 million bequest announced
Homecoming 2008 queen, king
Alumni award-winners
Homecoming contest winners
Scenes from Homecoming Week
Wyld nominated for international award

Introducing 'Trayless Tuesdays'
Find us on Facebook
Coming up at Fanfare
Phi Kappa Phi meeting Oct. 28
Channel wins Tellys
UPD offers RAD class
Center for Faculty Excellence news
Surveys for Olde Towne Slidell
Dealing With Change workshop
Former golfer on Golf Channel
This week in athletics
Professional activities

Posed in front of the university's Donor Wall of Fame in Sims Memorial Library are, from left, Pat Williams, president of the Southeastern Alumni Association; Kathy Pittman, Alumni Association president, Nathan Bush and Tommy Bush of Bogalusa, cousins of Joyce Junghans; Wendy Johns, assistant vice president for University Advancement; and Southeastern Interim President John L. Crain.
Southeastern announces $3.5 million bequest
A bequest of more than $3.5 million to Southeastern Louisiana University - the largest ever made to the institution -- was announced by university officials at the annual Homecoming Day "Donor Wall of Fame" ceremony.
     The gift from the estate of the late Joyce Capron Junghans, originally of Bogalusa, will be used to support academics, including student scholarships, said John L. Crain, interim president.
     "Mrs. Junghans' generous gift is a demonstration of her love of education and the role Southeastern played in her early life," said Crain. "It is the largest single gift ever made to Southeastern, and she expressed her desire that the funds be used to support students in their pursuit of their academic goals, especially in the College of Business."
     The official announcement was made Saturday morning at a ceremony in the university's Sims Memorial Library, in which donors and their families were honored and a commemorative plaque was placed on Southeastern's Wall of Fame.
     Junghans' bequest was made to the Southeastern Alumni Association which will transfer the funds to the university's Development Foundation for administration.
     Junghans, who died in 2006 in Waco, Tex., at the age of 82, was born in Marietta, Ohio, and moved with her family at an early age to Bogalusa. Active in the First Baptist Church of Bogalusa, she graduated from Southeastern with a bachelor of arts degree in 1944. While attending college, she was president of the Alpha Sigma Tau sorority, president of the Panhellenic Council and secretary-treasurer of her sophomore class.
     Following graduation, she worked for the U.S. Department of Navy Bureau of Aeronautics and the Veterans Administration in Washington, DC, and in Yokosuka, Japan. Married in 1946 to William H. Junghans Jr., a career U.S. Marine officer she met at a function at Southeastern, she also worked as a substitute teacher in Philadelphia, Norristown and Bensalem, Penn., and in Waco where she and her husband retired. She returned to the university in 1994 for her class's 50th anniversary reunion.
     "They were a conservative couple who pretty much kept to themselves," recalled her first cousin Tommy Bush of Bogalusa, who with his twin brother Nathan placed the commemorative plaque on Southeastern's Wall of Honor. "As a military family they traveled around the world, especially Japan and the East Coast."
     Bush said his cousin and her husband lived very frugal lives which allowed them to accumulate their wealth.
     "They had an interesting agreement: if she died before him, then the estate would go to Texas A&M," he said, "and Southeastern would get the money if she lived longer than him. We like to think of it as Louisiana beating Texas in this case."
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Megan Faunce and Brad Cascio2008 Southeastern Homecoming Queen and King
Megan Faunce of Loranger, a junior social work major, and Brad Casio of Hammond, a senior criminal justice major, were named Queen and King of Homecoming 2008. Faunce, sweetheart and member of Alpha Omicron Pi, is active on the Dream Team, Southeastern's student Homecoming committee. She received the Student Leadership Foundation and Green "S" awards and is a Dean's List student. Cascio is beau of Sigma Tau Gamma fraternity. He also serves as the fraternity's president and was named its Man of the Year. He is also a member of the Italian Club and is a Green S award recipient.
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Alumni award-winners
The Alumni Association honored Kenneth L. Ross (below, left), a long-time Hammond attorney who rose to become a U.S. Air Force brigadier general and chief of staff of the Louisiana Air National Guard, as 2008 Alumnus of the Year at the Alumni Awards Evening Friday.
     Ross, who received his bachelor's degree in government from Southeastern in 1967, began his military career as an air operations specialist in the Louisiana Air National Guard, receiving his commission in 1970 as a pilot trainee. Until his retirement in 1998, he served as a tactical fighter pilot flying the F-100, F-4 and F-15 Eagle aircraft, operations and plans officer, chief of plans, director of Air Operations, commander, assistant adjutant general and chief of staff.
     The Association also presented its Distinguished Service Award and L.E. Chandler Award at the Association's annual Awards Evening on Friday. Pictured below right are, from left, Interim President John L. Crain, Dollie Hebert-Crouch, recipient of the Chandler Award; Bettye and Ken Magee, recipients of the Distinguished Service Award; and Pat Williams, president of the Alumni Association, The Chandler Award is presented to an individual who has assisted students in their efforts and accomplishments in extracurricular activities. The Distinguished Service Award is presented to an alumnus who has generously donated his or her time and talent to the betterment of the Alumni Association.
     At the Awards Evening, the Alumni Association also recognized a number of groups and individuals at its Friday event with its Friendship Oak Award for special service to the association or the university. Those recognized included:
     Students of the States upon their 40th anniversary;
     Student Nurses Association, 40th anniversary;
     Orientation leaders, 20th anniversary
     ROTC, 35th anniversary;
     Kenneth Boulton, associate professor of music in recognition of his Grammy Award nomination;
     Robert Jason Hancock, assistant professor of education, named the 2007 Post Secondary Teacher of the Year by the Louisiana Association of Computer Using Educators;
     John Fulwieler, professor of education, named the Louisiana Technology Council's Technology Educator of the Year;
     Sid Guedry, Horticulture, for his work in helping to beautify the campus;
     Alumni Catherine and Duane Shafer;
     Barbara Moffett, head of the School of Nursing, named one of New Orleans CityBusiness' Health Care Heroes;
     Randy Moffett, former Southeastern president and current president of the University of Louisiana System.
Alumnus of the Year Ken RossJohn Crain, Dollie Hebert, Bettye and Ken Magee, Pat Williams
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Congratulations to Homecoming contest winners!
Southeastern has announced the winners of its Homecoming 2008 contests, held to boost spirit and participation during Homecoming Week, Oct. 13-18.
     Faculty, staff, students, tailgaters from the campus and community, downtown businesses and area school children all participated in a variety of contests challenging them to use their creative skills in decorating doors, designing shoe box floats from cardboard or concocting a tasty tailgating recipe -- all in honor of the Homecoming theme "Southeastern Sitcoms." Members of the Southeastern community also put their brain power to work in the annual Phi Kappa Phi Homecoming Quiz Bowl.
     Here are the Homecoming contest results:
Cary Berthelot, and Interim President John Crain, were Claire Procopio, Glen Galbraith, Amber Narro, and Dianna Laurent     Phi Kappa Phi Homecoming Quiz Bowl
     Overall winner - The faculty reclaimed the title after three years of student team wins! The winning team was the "Communication Conquistadors." Team members, shown with PKP President Cary Berthelot, and Interim President John Crain, were Claire Procopio, Glen Galbraith, Amber Narro, and Dianna Laurent.
     Student division winner - Academia (William Rose, international business and English; Rae Brown, English; Margan Marcum, psychology; Melanie Johnson, accounting.)
       Cardboard Shoe Box Float Decorating Contest
     10-13 year old division - Bailey Tuminello, Loranger Elementary, first place; Emily Drago, Holy Ghost School, second place; Anna Heyer, Nesom Middle School, third place.
     8-9 year old division - Bren Tuminello, Loranger Elementary, first place; Za'Kyra Mitchell, Independence Elementary, second place; Camille Bechac, Holy Ghost School, third place.
     6-7 year old division - Caitlyn Wooters, Hammond Eastside Elementary, first place; Lake Ragan, Tucker Elementary, second place; Seth Bertoniere, Tucker Elementary, third place.
     Downtown Decorating Contest - Lee's Drive In (decorated by Alpha Omicron Pi), first place; David Danel, CPA (decorated by Sigma Tau Gamma), second place; PJ's Coffee & Tea (decorated by Alpha Sigma Tau and Tau Kappa Epsilon), third place.
    Tailgating cooking contest
      Sweets Category -- Jenalee Hogan, Amy Galofaro and Cathy Morgan (University Center), "Sitcom Cake," first place; Dawn Dottolo-Starkey and Jason Leader (Division of Student Affairs), "Banana Splits," second place.
     Snacks Category -- Tammy Rousse (University Housing), "Deal or No Deal Wheels," first place; Veda Abene and Pam Bentivegna (Continuing Education),"Spread some Southeastern Cheers with Roomie's marinated cheese," second place.
     Campus door decorating contest
     Continuing Education, first place; University Center, second place; tie for third place between Educational Leadership & Technology and Center for Student Excellence.
Continuing Education University Center Educational Leadership
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More scenes from Homecoming 2008
Business Week guest Jose Barrios, deputy director of the Panama Canal Enjoying Gumbo Ya Ya Bonfire heats up fans for Homecoming game!
Dr. Crain toss beads to parade viewers One of the many spirited student floats
Roomie mingles! Tailgating
Quarterback Babin and the team Go Lions!
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Wyld nominated for international award
David C. Wyld, Maurin Professor of Management at Southeastern Louisiana University, is one of five professionals worldwide nominated for the "ID Community Award" for his work on radio frequency identification (RFID).
     Wyld is the only American nominated for the prize; other nominees represent Switzerland, Bangladesh, and Germany. Nominated for the prize by Randy Settoon, dean of the Southeastern College of Business, Wyld directs strategic e-commerce/e-government initiatives in the College of Business.
     The award, assigned to the individual "who has most generously dedicated time and effort for the sake of supporting the activities of the ID Community," will be presented at the seventh ID World International Congress to be held in Milan in November. The conference is considered the most comprehensive showcase on the evolving world of RFID, biometrics and other technologies.
     Voting is open to all by visiting the ID People Awards website Voting must be completed by October 28.
     RFID is an automatic identification method used to retrieve data through radio waves using devices called RFID tags or transponders. The system is widely used in supply chain management to track and manage inventory. Wyld's work has examined RFID's prospects across many industries, ranging from supply chain management and retail applications and pharmaceuticals to more exotic applications such as casino gaming and authenticating sports memorabilia.
     "Dr. Wyld is one of the world's leading thinkers on RFID. His articles on automatic identification have appeared internationally in both academic and trade publications," Settoon said. "He is a consultant to businesses and speaks at conferences and meetings across the country on the present and future impacts of RFID on many facets of business and society. He is highly deserving of this award."
'Trayless Tuesdays' helps Southeastern 'go green'
Patrons of cafeterias and cafes at Southeastern have a golden opportunity to "go green."
     In partnership with its food services provider ARAMARK, Southeastern Auxiliary Services is implementing "Trayless Tuesdays" beginning Nov. 3 at its Caymen Café and Lion's Den eateries.
     Eliminating trays, explained Auxiliary Services Marketing Director Robin Parker, is a simple and painless way to reduce the campus' carbon footprint. Tray removal reduces food waste by as much as 30 percent per person. It also saves water and energy, since it takes about a half-gallon of heated water to wash each tray. No trays also mean less use of potentially polluting cleaning agents.
     Parker said ARAMARK surveyed campus diners at 300 colleges and universities last spring, finding that more than 79 percent were willing to forego their trays to reduce campus waste.
     The university plans to go totally "trayless" next January. Meanwhile, not providing trays on Tuesdays for the remainder of the fall semester gives diners a chance to get used to and understand the good reasons for the initiative.
     Parker said Southeastern recycling coordinator Ben Taylor came up with the 'Trayless Tuesday" name for the Auxiliary Services informational campaign that begins Oct. 21. Flyers and posters have messages such as "You Don't Really Need One, Right?" and provide statistical justification to the anticipated reaction "Dude, Where's My Tray?" The informational materials are all printed on recycled paper, Parker added.
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Southeastern launches page on Facebook
Southeastern can now invite the 110 million users of the hugely popular social networking site to "Find us on Facebook."
     And since the university added an official page to Facebook in early October, more than 500 "fans" already have, just through Facebook's continually mushrooming friend-to-friend networking.
     The new Southeastern page on Facebook gives the university yet another online tool for communicating with current and prospective students, alumni and other supporters, said Erin Moore, executive assistance to Interim President John L. Crain.
     "This is how today's students communicate," she said. "We wanted to make sure Southeastern is a part of those conversations."
     The Southeastern page on Facebook includes event invitations, video, a RSS feed of Southeastern news, and links to a variety of areas on the university's web site,, including athletics, the Columbia Theatre for the Performing Arts and the Southeastern Channel. The page's design was developed by the university's Web site coordinators.
     It also links Southeastern's Facebook fans to "Hot Spots," a page added to the university's web site earlier this year as a central online location for pride-related features. Hot Spots has links to custom-designed Southeastern screensavers, wallpapers, create-your-own MySpace backgrounds, buddy icons, downloadable versions of the university's fight song and alma mater, a photo gallery, Southeastern traditions, and suggestions of "Things to Do Before You Graduate."
     Recently added Hot Spots features include "Hot Shots," a photo gallery showcasing student events such as "Strawberry Jam" and "Mocktails"; directions for create-your-own MySpace backgrounds, and more ecards - online postcards for communicating or inviting friends and family to university events such as Homecoming.
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Robert CrayCharles ElliottOpera on Tap

Above: Robert Cray; Charles Elliott, Opera on Tap
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An eclectic dance concert, the Air Force's best musical talent, a popular husband and wife piano duo, and a blues legend highlight the third week of Fanfare.
     Monday, Oct. 20
     Elisa Monte Dance, 7:30 p.m., Columbia Theatre. Tickets: $35, Orchestra 1 and Loge; $29, Orchestra 2 and Balcony 1; $25, Balcony 2. (Included in Columbia 2008-09 season ticket package; ticket availability may be limited.)
     Tuesday, Oct. 21
Foreign Film: "Volver" (Spanish with English subtitles), 5 p.m., Student Union Theatre. Free
     Wednesday, Oct. 22
Then and Now Lecture: Charles Elliott, "Here Comes the Sun King: Louis XIV in Film, Music and Popular Culture," 1 p.m., Pottle Music Building Auditorium. Free
     New Orleans Opera Association: "Opera on Tap," 7:30 p.m., Pottle Music Building Auditorium. Tickets: $10, adults; $9, senior citizens, Southeastern faculty, staff, alumni; $7.50, non-Southeastern students; $5, Southeastern students.
     Thursday, Oct. 23
     Southeastern Wind Symphony: Radiant Joy!, 7:30 p.m., Columbia Theatre. Tickets: $6, adults; $4, senior citizens, Southeastern faculty, staff, alumni; all students free.
     Friday, Oct. 24
     The Robert Cray Band, 7:30 p.m., Columbia Theatre. Tickets: $46, Orchestra 1 and Loge; $41, Orchestra 2 and Balcony 1; $36, Balcony 2.
     Saturday, Oct. 25
     Tricks and Treats, 10 a.m., Hammond Library, 314 East Thomas. Free.
     United States Air Force Concert Band & Singing Sergeants, 7:30 p.m., Columbia Theatre. Free
     Sunday, Oct. 26
     Sunday with the Arts: Old Time Gospel Hour, 3 p.m., Tangipahoa Parish African American Heritage Museum, 1600 Phoenix Square, Hammond. Free
     Monday, Oct. 27
     Cajun musicians Roy LeBlanc and Rodney Thibodeaux, 7 p.m., Livingston Literacy and Technology Center, 9261 Florida Blvd., Walker. Free
     Tuesday, Oct. 28
     Foreign Film: "La Vie en Rose" (French with English subtitles), 5 p.m., Student Union Theatre. Free
     Opening Reception: Kenn Kotara, "Circles and Cycles: Large Scale Pastel Drawings," 5-7 p.m., Contemporary Art Gallery. (Exhibit open through Nov. 14, 8 a.m.- 4:30 p.m., weekdays; 8 p.m., Wednesday)
     Wednesday, Oct. 29
     Then and Now Lecture: Jeffery Bell, "Brave Hearts, Brave Minds: The Scottish Enlightenment and the Modern World," 1 p.m., Pottle Music Building Auditorium. Free
     Thursday, Oct. 30
     Special Film: Alfred Hitchcock's "Psycho," 7 p.m., Columbia Theatre. Free
     Friday, Oct. 31
     Then and Now Lecture: William Robison, "Misers, Lechers, Zealots, and Virgins: The Tudor Kings and Queens on Film," 11 a.m., Pottle Music Building Auditorium. Free
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Phi Kappa Phi membership meeting Oct. 28
All Phi Kappa Phi members are invited to the fall general membership meeting Tuesday, Oct. 28, 3:30 p.m., in the Magnolia Room of the Student Union (enter through the ballroom).
     Among the agenda topics are the recent Homecoming Quiz Bowl Tournament, a possible name change for the Phi Kappa Phi Endowed Scholarship, the spring initiation and banquet, and voting for new members.
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SLWP showcase set for Oct. 25
The Southeast Louisiana Writing Project will showcase "Best Practices in Teaching Writing" from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 25, in the Kiva of Southeastern's Cate Teacher Education Center.
     The annual event will feature workshops and panels on teaching writing by experienced classroom teachers from the SLWP, said Director Richard Louth, a member of Southeastern's English faculty.
     The showcase is designed for secondary school teachers (grades 6-12) who want new, research-based, classroom tested ideas and methods for teaching writing, Louth said. "Participants will be able to pick up handouts and assignments and to talk one on one with teacher consultants as well as take part in discussion circles and a writing workshop on issues in teaching writing," he said.
     Louth said participants will receive certificates verifying participation in four hours of professional development activities. Registration will begin at 8:30 a.m. Workshop registration is $15 in advance or $20 at the door. Admission for Southeastern students is $10 with their university I.D.
     To pre register by Friday, Oct. 24, e-mail the following information to Louth at name, school, grade and subject, mailing and email addresses and phone number.
     The registration fee will be payable at the door. Participants may mail the same information and a check payable to Southeastern Development Foundation to Dr. Richard Louth, Director SLWP, SLU 10327, Hammond, LA 70402.
     For additional information contact Louth at or 985-549 2100/2102.
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Kiss the Pig contest ends Nov. 7
The Kiss the Pig contest is still underway for the Division of Administration and Finance Relay for Life Team. Please bring your contributions to either the contestants' office you wish to donate towards or the Human Resources Office.
     Currently, leading the pack in contributuions is Jessie Roberts, with a slight lead over Sam Domiano, followed by Judy Bowles is in third place. The next four are close in donations -- Camille Moniotte, Ed Gautier, Byron Patterson and Hans Oberschmidt -- but those who want to see Connie Davis or Terry Passman kiss that pig need to open up their wallets!
     We will continue to provide you with weekly results until the contest ends on Nov. 7. The contestant who either gets the most contributions or reaches $1,000 will Kiss the Pig at the Relay for Life event Nov. 15.
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Staff of the Southeastern Channel who recently won Telly Awards are, from left, producer/reporter Corey Broman-Fulks, general manager Rick Settoon, producer/editor Josh Kapusinski, producer/editor Steve Zaffuto, and editor/videographer Claude Levet. Not shown is telecourse producer/editor Jamie Bass.
Channel wins 10 Tellys
The Southeastern Channel has won 10 national 2008 Telly Awards for programs and promotional spots.
     Five originally produced programs -- "The Florida Parish Chronicles," "Backyard Wonders," "Lion Tracks," a history telecourse, and a Southeastern Wind Symphony concert - were honored, as well as promotional spots for "TV Rule of Thumb," "Surfing the Internet" and Southeastern basketball and the show open for the music video program "INDI-Visual."
     "The Southeastern Channel is extremely honored to be recognized on a national scale for its creative spots and such a wide variety of programming -- from history and nature shows to telecourses, symphonies and sports," said channel general manager and program executive producer Rick Settoon.
     "Winning prestigious Telly Awards is a well-deserved recognition for our staff members who work extremely hard to create and produce top-quality programming for our audience," Settoon said.
     "The awards also highlight the invaluable contributions of Southeastern faculty members such as Dr. Sam Hyde, Dr. Glen Hemberger and Dr. Harry Laver, who were all a part of the award-winning shows," said Interim President John L. Crain. "The Southeastern Channel is doing an outstanding job of showcasing on the television screen the great level of talent and expertise of our faculty and students."
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UPD offers RAD self defense class
The University Police Department will hold a free Rape Aggression Defense (RAD) course for local women Nov. 21-23.
     The physical defense course will be held Friday, Nov. 21 from 6-10 p.m. and Nov. 22-23 from 2-6 p.m. Registered participants will be given the class location one-week prior in order to maintain confidentiality and personal safety.
     The class is open to women of all ages interested in learning active defense techniques and other useful safety skills.
     "Athleticism is not required to participate," said Lt. Patrick Gipson, the university police department's community education officer. Gipson said women from ages 12 to older than 65 years have completed the RAD course. "All participants have gained information and useful skills to help them stay safe," he said.
     Space is limited and priority will be given to Southeastern participants, although all women in the community are welcome.
     For more information, email or call Gipson or Officer Scott Huff at 985-549-2222.
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This Week in The Center for Faculty Excellence
Workshops: All workshops are held in Tinsley Hall, room 103, unless otherwise noted. Registration is required 24 hours in advance of all workshops. Walk-ins are welcome, if space is available; please call the center to verify. For information or to make a reservation, contact the center at ext. 5791 or
     Tuesday, Oct. 21, 10-11a.m. -- Blackboard Advanced: Performance Dashboard and Early Warning System.
     Thursday, Oct 23, 12:30-1:30 p.m. -- Science and Religion Brown Bag Discussion: Stimulating discussion on issues of Science and Religion, spearheaded by Dr. Matt Rossano, Department Head, Psychology. All faculty, staff and students are invited. Bring your lunch and a friend. Drinks and cookies will be provided!
     Mark Your Calendars
     Tuesday, Oct. 28, 9-10 a.m. or Wednesday, Oct. 29, 2-3 p.m. -- CUTL III: Documenting and Analyzing Student Learning
     Wednesday, Oct. 29, noon-1 p.m. -- The Center for Faculty Excellence invites you to an online seminar, "Creating a Personalized Learning Environment with Web 2.0 Tools." The senior features higher education presenter Dr. Rhonda Ficek. Join the Center's Gayle Campbell and Pattie Steib as we explore the online tools that are transforming learning environments everywhere.
     Halloween Open House and Porfolio Fair -- Thursday, Oct. 30, anytime from 2-4 p.m., Tinsley Hall, rooms 103 and105. Come by, enjoy refreshments, and see what the center offers in the way of equipment and assistance. Sample portfolios will be on display, and experienced faculty will be on hand to answer questions. Come by and pick up tips on presenting your "Best Works" in your portfolio.
     Let's Talk: Art Lecture Series Debuts -- Interested in warming up to Late Gothic altarpieces in which solemn religious figures appear in jewel-toned robes surrounded by ethereal gold? Then come to the third floor of Sims Library on Thursday, Oct. 23 at 12:30 p.m. for the first in a new series of one-hour art talks sponsored by the Department of Visual Arts and the Friends of Sims Memorial Library. In "Late Medieval Panel Painting: Visualizing the Divine," Dr. Amy Morris, Assistant Professor of Visual Arts, will discuss the unique visual qualities of medieval panel painting, offering an explanation for these through an examination of contemporary artistic practices and the function of religious art. Future talks by Dr. Irene Nero and Roy Blackwood, scheduled for November, will focus on Frank Gehry's Guggenheim Museum in Bilbao, Spain and the untold story of Tutankhamun.
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Southeastern prepares Slidell revitalization survey, building inventory
Business owners and residents of Slidell Olde Towne rated safety and cleanliness as the most important characteristics for the successful revitalization of the historic downtown area with bars considered least important, according to a Southeastern survey.
     Following the devastating impact of Hurricane Katrina on the City of Slidell, community leaders there contacted the new planning program at Southeastern's Southeast Louisiana Business Center to request assistance for Slidell's Olde Towne revitalization.
     That request led to the university's commitment to assist Slidell with technical and planning assistance for the downtown area, along with the survey of residents and businesses conducted by the Southeastern Social Science Research Center (SSSRC), explained John Dardis of the Business Center's planning department. The survey and the building inventory were conducted in cooperation with the Olde Towne Slidell Association and the Olde Towne Slidell Taskforce. The inventory, prepared by the university's Southeast Louisiana Business Center, contains the condition, age and use of every building in Olde Towne.
     A summary of Southeastern's survey findings was presented to Mayor Ben Morris and the Slidell City Council on Oct. 14 by Southeastern sociologist Bonnie Lewis, director of the SSSRC and Dardis. Survey respondents were asked to provide information and ideas that would help identify the most important activities that would help spur the economic development and revitalization of the area.
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Dealing with Change workshop
The Comprehensive Public Training Program (CPTP), a section of the Louisiana Division of Administration, is sponsoring a program on campus on Thursday, Oct. 23 entitled "Dealing with Change." It is scheduled from 8:15 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. in University Center, room 139. The one day class will help participants implement strategies and techniques to help themselves adapt to various changes in their work situations. Participants will learn how to identify areas of resistance and negative mental models and apply a transitional model to manage their reactions to change.
      The program is open to all faculty and staff. Pre-registration and supervisory approval is required by the state. Please contact Jan Ortego in the Training Section of the Human Resources Office at extension 5771 or at for registration information.
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Former Lion golfer on Golf Channel show
Former Southeastern golfer Hugo Leon is one of 16 members starring on the Golf Channel's reality show, The Big Break X: Michigan.
     Leon, a native of Chile who now resides in Jupiter, Fla., was among a group of players who were found through a nationwide talent search, in which producers look for players with low handicaps, good swings, and good camera presence.
      Leon, who played for Southeastern from 2003-07 and was a three-time All-Southland Conference performer, finished his collegiate career 12th in school history with a 74.39 scoring average while posting 33 rounds of par or better. The 2006 Cleveland Golf All-American Scholar captured team medalist honors as a sophomore with a 74.6 scoring average and was named to the SLC All-Academic squad in 2007.
     The 16 competitors on Big Break X are comprised of eight women and eight men, and they enter the competition as teams. Team members are familiar with one another; in some cases, quite familiar husband-and-wife or boyfriend/girlfriend.
     Leon is teamed with girlfriend Camila Mori, who was the No. 1 ranked junior in her native Chile and was the 2003 National Amateur Champion. Mori was the 2004-05 Atlantic Sun Conference Freshman of the Year at Campbell University before completing her collegiate career at South Carolina.
     Leon and Mari will compete against the seven other teams with the winning pair earning a PGA TOUR tournament exemption for the male and an LPGA tournament exemption for the female.
     The show airs on Tuesday at 9 p.m. CST.
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This week in athletics
The football, volleyball and soccer teams will continue Southland Conference play during this week in Southeastern Athletics.
     The Lion football team (4-3, 1-1 SLC) will head to Conway, Ark. for a 6 p.m. contest at Central Arkansas (6-1, 2-0 SLC). Southeastern will be looking to build on its 26-21 win over Northwestern State. The Bears sit atop the Southland Conference standings after wins over Sam Houston State and Texas State to open league action. Saturday's game will be broadcast live in the Hammond area on KSLU 90.9 FM and on the Internet at
     The Southeastern volleyball team (7-10, 2-5 SLC) will open the week on Wednesday, facing Nicholls State at 7 p.m. in Thibodaux, La. On Friday, UT Arlington comes to town for a 7 p.m. match. The Lady Lions host Texas State on Saturday for a 4 p.m. match in the University Center.
     The Southeastern women's soccer team (9-4-1, 3-3 SLC) will be back in action on Friday, heading to Beaumont, Texas for a 4 p.m. match with Lamar. McNeese State hosts the Lady Lions on Sunday at 1 p.m.
     Wednesday, Oct. 22
Volleyball, at Nicholls State, Thibodaux, 7 p.m.
     Friday, Oct. 24
Women's Soccer, at Lamar, Beaumont, Texas, 4 p.m.
     Volleyball, vs. UT Arlington, University Center, 7 p.m.
     Saturday, Oct. 25
Football, at Central Arkansas, Conway, Ark., 6 p.m. (KSLU 90.9 FM)
     Volleyball, vs. Texas State, University Center, 2 p.m.
     Sunday, Oct. 26
Women's Soccer, at McNeese State, Lake Charles, 1 p.m.
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Professional activities
William B. Robison
(History and Political Science) chaired a session on "Religion and Society in Seventeenth Century England" at the Southern Conference on British Studies, meeting jointly with the Southern Historical Association Oct. 9-12 in New Orleans.
     Dr. Thomas Sommerfeld (Chemistry and Physics) and biology major Max McCray published their results from a CHEM211 research class in the International Journal of Mass Spectrometry. The paper was titled "Structure of the doubly charged C5O22- anion.
     Debbie Johnson (Family and Consumer Sciences), Ph.D., CFCS, had a textile design piece accepted in the Uncommon Thread Wearable Art Show FORCE 2008 National Juried Competition. This multidisciplinary event held Oct. 18 at the Louisiana State Museum and showcases wearable art from across the country. The child's dress with reverse bobbin work design features will be on exhibit at the Louisiana State Museum from Oct. 21-Nov. 15 as part of a stationary exhibit of the wearable art pieces from the competition. The exhibit examines the theme of FORCE as it is illustrated in the art wear. Notions of impact, aggression and internal struggle conceptually tie together artwork from California to Massachusetts. Dr. Johnson's piece was inspired by the Forces of Family.
     Dr. Barbara Forrest (History and Political Science) delivered an invited presentation entitled "Creationism by Stealth: The LA Science Education Act," at the Pennington Biomedical Research Center in Baton Rouge on Oct. 13. The talk was attended by members of the Pennington research faculty, the LSU AgCenter, and the LSU School of Veterinary Medicine.
     David C. Wyld (Management) wrote a chapter, entitled "Blogging from the Top: A Survey of Higher Education Leaders' Use of Web 2.0 Technologies," for the recently published book, Innovative Techniques in Instruction Technology, E-learning, E-assessment and Education.
     Beth Stahr (Sims Memorial Library) made a presentation to the LOUIS Users Conference in Baton Rouge on Oct. 10, "The Laptop Librarian: Venturing Among the Masses."
     Ladonna Guillot and Beth Stahr (Sims Memorial Library) presented Innovation and Collaboration to Create a "Designer" Online Information Literacy Course for RN-to-BSN Students at the South Central Chapter of the Medical Library Association Annual Conference in Dallas on Oct. 14.
     "Cycle," a 3D animation by Edward Morin (Visual Arts) was selected for screening at the Ozone Film Festival in Covington Oct. 3-5, where it was awarded "Best Animation." His 3D print "Plug" was selected for the exhibition "Digital '08 -- Imagination on Behalf of Our Planet" at the New York Hall of Science, Queens, N.Y., Oct. 3-5. The exhibition was organized by Art and Science Collaborations, Inc. (ASCI). Morin was one of 17 artists who participated in the exhibition. He was also one of five artists selected by the New Scientist Magazine for a feature on the exhibition on their website.
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