ByLion -- September 22

Consultants visit for review
Presidential search public meeting
Career Fair 2008 is Wednesday
CMS seeking singers, musicians
PPR training Sept. 24
'Addressing Emotions at Work' Sept. 26

Fanfare, Columbia tickets on sale
Taking a look at 'Facebook'
Homecoming contests
LCA conference reset Oct. 4
SOT fall schedule
Center for Faculty Excellence news
Sever gets NSF grant to reptile study
Library celebrates Banned Book Week
'Extreme Researcher Makeover'
Nominations sought for 'Who's Who'
This week in athletics
Professional activities

Keeling and Associates consultants meet with faculty and staffInstitutional Review consultants visit
A national consulting firm was on campus last week to conduct a comprehensive institutional review of the university. As part of their visit, representatives of Keeling & Associates of New York held an open forum Sept. 19 at the Alumni Center to solicit public comments on the university.
     The review is designed to assist the University of Louisiana System Board of Supervisors in assessing the overall status of the university. The board is preparing to conduct a national search to fill the position of president, said Hunter Alessi, who coordinated the team's visit.
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Public meeting set Sept. 23 for presidential search
The University of Louisiana System search committee charged with finding the next president of Southeastern will hold a public hearing on the Hammond campus on Tuesday, Sept. 23, from 1 to 2:30 p.m.
     The hearing, designed to solicit public input on the desired characteristics, qualifications and priorities of the next president, will be held at the Southeastern Alumni Center, 500 W. University Ave.
     The search committee will meet prior to the public hearing at 11 a.m. That meeting is also open to the public. The meeting agenda is posted on a special search section of the UL System Web site,
     UL System Board Chair Elsie Burkhalter has appointed a 10-member search committee. In addition to Burkhalter, UL System Board members serving as voting members on the committee include Andre Coudrain of Hammond, Russell Mosely of Baton Rouge, Wayne Parker of Ruston, Winfred Sibille of Sunset and student member Morgan Verrette of Lake Charles. Also serving as a voting member is Southeastern Faculty Senate representative Joseph Burns, associate professor of communication.
     Serving in a non-voting advisory capacity are Southeastern Student Government Association President Zealon Solomon and community representative Daryl Ferrara, who was selected by the Hammond Chamber of Commerce. UL System President Randy Moffett serves as the non-voting chair of the committee.
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Students, alumni invited to Sept. 24 Career Fair
All Southeastern students and alumni are invited to attend Career Fair 2008, the Office of Career Services's annual university wide career event. Career Fair 2008 will be held Wednesday, Sept. 24, from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. in the Pennington Student Activity Center on the corner of University Ave. and General Pershing.
     "Career Fair 2008 is an excellent opportunity for students and alumni to network with representatives of numerous employers, develop job leads, and establish important contacts," said Ken Ridgedell, director of Career Services. "The information and contacts participants gather significantly improves their chances of securing a career after graduation."
     A list of participating employers and other Career Fair information are available on Career Service's web site,
     Resume FAQs and samples are also available at For additional information on Career Fair 2008, contact Career Services at (985) 549 2121 or
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CMS seeking participants in Select Vocal Ensemble, Northlake Community Band
Southeastern's Community Music School is seeking interested participants for two principle ensembles, the Select Vocal Ensemble and the Northlake Community Band.
     CMS Director Kenneth Boulton said the Select Vocal Ensemble is open to young women ages 12-17. Directed by Amy Prats, the ensemble rehearses on Mondays from 5:30-7 p.m. in the Pottle Music Building annex choir room.
     "We strongly encourage all students from our region, whether or not they are currently studying privately through the Community Music School, to inquire about participating in this award-winning chamber choir," Boulton said.
     Under the director of Jerry Voorhees, Southeastern Professor Emeritus of Music, the Northlake Community Band is open to adults with prior experience on any band instrument. The band rehearses on Tuesdays from 7-8:30 p.m. in the Pottle Music Building annex band room.
     For additional information on the ensembles or other Community Music School programs, contact the CMS Office at 985-549-5502.
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PPR training for supervisors Sept. 24
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, Sept. 24, 2-3 p.m. The program will be held in the Human Resources Office conference room. To register, contact Jan Ortego at or extension 5771. Pre-registration and supervisory approval are necessary.
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'Addressing Emotions at Work' Sept. 26
"Addressing Emotions at Work" is the topic of a free half-day class offered to all university employees on Friday, Sept. 26. The program, sponsored by the Comprehensive Public Training Program, will include learning objectives such as identifying the impact of emotions on productivity, being aware of factors which cause strong emotions and learning techniques to address these in order to get work accomplished.
     The class will be held in the University Center, room 139, from 8:15-11:30 a.m. Pre-registration and supervisory approval is required and space is limited.
     For more information and assistance with registration, contact Jan Ortego at extension 5771 or
     For a variety of additional programs offered through December, please log on the to the Comprehensive Public Training Program Web site, All courses will be offered on campus as a convenience to our employees.
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Fanfare, Columbia tickets on sale
Tickets are now on sale for the 23rd season of Fanfare, Southeastern's annual October arts festival, and the 2008-09 season of the Columbia Theatre for the Performing Arts.
     Patrons can purchase tickets in person at the box office, located in the lobby of the theater at 220 E. Thomas St. or by phone at 985-543-4371. Tickets for events at the Columbia Theatre are available online at
     Box office hours are noon to 5 p.m., Monday, Wednesday and Friday, and noon-4 p.m. on Thursday. For additional information about all Fanfare and Columbia 2008-09 events, contact the Columbia at 985-543-4366 for a season brochure or visit
Facebook seminars enthusiastically received
Faculty and staff attended special seminars on the social network Facebook sponsored Sept. 16 by the Campus Activities Board, Team Southeastern and the Center for Faculty Excellence. CAB Coordinator Jason Leader said the sessions, presented by Tom Kriegelstein with SwiftKick, were enthusiastically received by the 75 staff and 40 faculty in attendance - who also appreciated the refreshments by Raising Canes and Corona's Bakery.
     Tena Golding, director of the Center for Faculty Excellence, said she "heard RAVE reviews from faculty" about the presentation and hopes that the Center will be able to continue campus discussion on the Facebook topic. Staff also found the information the seminar presented "very informing and interesting," agreed Mary Lou Coats of the Southeastern Development Foundation. "I think more presentations such as this one would be helpful to the campus community," she said. "It was also nice to have an opportunity to visit with other employees of Southeastern."
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Homecoming imagesHomecoming 2008 -- Southeastern Sitcoms
Southeastern is celebrating Homecoming with a week of spirited activities, Oct. 13-19. Homecoming Day, Oct. 18, will feature time honored favorites such as tailgating in Friendship Circle, a spirit-filled parade, a wide variety of reunions, and football action in a bigger and better Strawberry Stadium. Meanwhile, the Homecoming Week schedule -- which students will celebrate with a theme of "Southeastern Sitcoms" -- will encompass a ton of fun events from Gumbo Ya Ya and the Homecoming bonfire to the FE-Lions' annual luncheon and the Alumni Awards Evening's reveal of the 2008 Alumnus of the Year.
     To see the complete schedule of events and reunions, visit Faculty, staff and students -- as well as "little Lions" -- can get in the Homecoming spirit by participate in a variety of cooking and decorating contests:     
      Homecoming Door Decorating Contest ... a Homecoming favorite -- The Alumni Association, in conjunction with the Dream Team, is sponsoring the annual Homecoming Door Decorating Contest, a traditional favorite of faculty and staff. Offices across campus are invited to compete to see who can best carry out the Homecoming 2008 theme, "Southeastern Sitcoms."
     A registration form, complete with guidelines, can be obtained from the Dream Team at 549-2233 or Student Union room 110.
      First, second and third prizes, compliments of the Alumni Association, will be awarded in the form of catering gift certificates from Aramark in $100, $75 and $50 denominations for the winning department.
      The deadline to register is Friday, Oct. 10, 3 p.m. Doors must be completed by noon on Monday, Oct. 13, and must remain in place throughout Homecoming Week, Oct. 13-18. Winners will be announced at Gumbo Ya Ya on Wednesday, Oct. 15.
     Couch Potato Cook-off … Faculty/staff celebrate Homecoming --
All Southeastern faculty and staff are invited to participate in the "Couch Potato Cook-off" contest being sponsored by the Alumni Association as a part of Homecoming 2008 festivities.
     The cook-off will be held on Thursday, Oct. 16, at 5 p.m. in the Alumni Center. Participants should submit their best tailgate food item (snack or sweet) to the Alumni Center for judging by 4:45 p.m. Prizes will be awarded to winners in both the snack and sweet categories. Participants should consider the 2008 Homecoming Theme, "Southeastern Sitcoms," when planning their entry.
     To enter your dish, please email Amanda Robbins at by Wednesday, Oct. 8. Please include the following information in your email: Name, name of the food entry, category of the entry (snack or sweet) and the department you are representing.
     Children's Homecoming Decorating Contest … Floats and Fun -- Southeastern Alumni Center is sponsoring a decorating competition for children ages 6-13 to celebrate Homecoming 2008. Children can show off their talents by decorating a shoebox "float" using this year's Homecoming Theme, "Southeastern Sitcoms."
     Prizes will be awarded within each age category (6-7 year old, 8-9 year olds, and 10-13 year olds). Entry forms can be picked up from Amanda Robbins at the University Housing Office located in Pride Hall.
     "Floats" and entry forms should be brought to the Southeastern Alumni Center on or before Monday, Oct. 13, at 4:30 p.m. Winners will be announced on Wednesday, Oct. 16.
     All "little Lions" are encouraged to participate! Have fun with your float and your favorite television characters. For more information, please email Amanda Robbins at
      Phi Kappa Phi Homecoming Quiz Bowl ... Another kind of 'athletic competition' -- The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi is inviting faculty and student teams to join in the Homecoming Quiz Bowl competition.
     "We can only accept eight teams, preferably four student and four faculty teams, and we already have one student team signed up," said Quiz Bowl coordinator and PKP secretary Joan Faust. "So get your team members together and join us on Tuesday, Oct. 14, in the Student Union ballroom."
     She said that once again the prizes will be $100 to the first place faculty and student teams, $50 to second place teams, and consolation prizes to all who participate.
     To obtain a registration form, contact Faust at 392 D Vickers or or visit Deadline for registration is Tuesday, Oct. 7, and optional practice session is set for Monday, Oct. 13, at 2-3:30 p.m.
     "We hope you join us for another afternoon of camaraderie and love of learning," Faust said.
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Louisiana Communication Association conference rescheduled for Oct. 4
Representatives of 14 Louisiana colleges and universities will gather at Southeastern Oct. 4 for "Communication Matters," the 10th annual Louisiana Communication Association (LCA) Conference. Originally planned for Sept. 6, the conference was postponed due to Hurricane Gustav.
     The Communication Department is hosting the conference, which is scheduled for 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. in Fayard Hall.
     "More than 50 college and university representatives will present their original communication research at the conference," said Claire Procopio, assistant professor of communication at Southeastern and vice president of the Louisiana Communication Association. "Professors, graduate and undergraduate students will share their ideas in various panel discussions on how communication matters in our everyday lives."
     Procopio said participants can register on the day of the conference at 8:30 a.m. in Fayard Hall. Registration is $25 for faculty, $15 for graduate students, and $10 for undergraduate students.
     Keynote speaker is Dawn O. Braithwaite, second vice president of the National Communication Association (NCA). Braithwaite is the Willa Cather Professor of Communication at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.
     For additional information about the conference, contact Procopio at 985-549-2105 or
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SOT fall schedule
The Office of Institutional Research & Assessment requests that all faculty, department heads, and deans note the following schedule for the administration of the Student Opinion of Teaching (SOT) instruments for the Fall 2008 semester:
     Term 1 (Aug. 20-Oct. 8): packets delivered to departments, Wednesday, Oct. 1; administration of SOT, Monday-Wednesday, Oct. 6-8; deadline to be returned to IR&A, Wednesday, Oct. 8.
     Full Term (Aug. 20-Dec. 5): packets delivered to departments, Friday, Nov. 7; administration of SOT, Monday-Friday, Nov. 10-21; deadline to be returned to IR&A, Friday, Nov. 21.
     Term 2 (Oct. 15 - Dec. 5): packets delivered to departments Tuesday, Nov. 25; administration of SOT, Monday-Friday, Dec. 1-5; deadline to be returned to IR&A, Friday, Dec. 5.
     Any questions regarding SOT administration should be directed to Glenda at extension 2077.
     Faculty who are interested in keeping the SOT scannable forms from the Summer 2006, Fall 2006 and Spring 2007 semesters should pick them up in the Institutional Research Office. Please note that these are the original bubble forms as completed by students, not the SOT rating summaries or reports.
     As stated in the Student Opinion of Teaching Policy Manual, SOT scan forms will be made available after one year to each faculty member for whom data was collected. However, faculty may obtain only those data forms for which he or she is the instructor of record.
     Faculty who are interested in receiving these data forms should contact Glenda in the Office of Institutional Research at ext. 2077 or These forms must be picked up no later than Sept. 30. Forms that have not been picked up by the faculty members will be shredded.
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This week in the Center for Faculty Excellence
All workshops are held in Tinsley Hall, room 103, unless otherwise noted. Registration is required 24 hours in advance of all workshops. Walk-ins are welcome, if space is available; please call the center to verify. For information or reservations, contact the center, ext. 5791 or
     Tuesday, Sept. 23, 9-10 a.m. or Wednesday, Sept. 24, 2-3 p.m.: CUTL -- Step 1: Describing Your Course and Its Goals
     Wednesday, Sept. 24, 8-9:30 a.m.; Thursday, Sept. 25, 9:30-10:45 a.m. or 2-3:15 p.m. -- Blackboard Intermediate: Course Copy and Export/Import -- A hands-on workshop introducing the Course copy, import and export in Blackboard.
     Thursday, Sept. 25, 12:30-1:30 p.m. -- Science & Religion Brown Bag Discussion: Stimulating discussion on issues of science and religion, spearheaded by Dr. Matt Rossano, head of the Department or Psychology. All faculty, staff and students are invited. Bring your lunch and a friend. Drinks and cookies will be provided!
     Flip Flop Friday -- Missing those long, lazy days of summer …walks on the beach … reading books by the pool … relaxing with your family and friends … wearing your flip-flops? Well, pull out those flip-flops and walk on over to the Center for Faculty Excellence during the month of September for Flip-Flop Fridays. We'll crank up a little Buffett music, conjure up some "special" margaritas, and give away some free books! We'll even have a special guest each Friday to provide "educational entertainment" while you relax and network with your Southeastern family! Mark your calendars! Margaritas and Buffett begin at 1:30 p.m. and "entertainment" at 2 p.m.
     On Sept. 26, Meet TEAM Southeastern -- what is it? How does it affect you? Erin Moore, Joel Erdmann and members of TEAM Southeastern will provide an introduction to their group and share their mission, goals and plans for getting faculty involved.
     CUTL on course portfolios: The Center for Faculty Excellence is offering a new Certificate for University Teaching and Learning (CUTL) on course portfolios. CUTLs are offered by the center to assist you in meeting and documenting your professional goals. This program allows faculty a structured, concentrated way to expand the practice, art and scholarship of teaching and learning. These certificates may be included in your professional portfolio as evidence of your continued professional growth in your commitment for teaching excellence.
      Why Course Portfolios? The portfolios will allow you to explore what is really going on in your classrooms. Is what you want to happen really happening? Teaching requires a lot of intellectual work. Why not make your work visible through a course portfolio?
     The 2008-2009 CUTL will allow participants to create a course portfolio over a series of four workshops led by Southeastern faculty who have attended national training and created their own course portfolios. The workshops will divide the creation of the course portfolio into a four-step process. To create a course portfolio, participants will describe a particular course, gather evidence from the course, reflect on the teaching and learning outcomes, and share portfolios.
     For your convenience the workshops are offered at two different times during the week. (Another set of workshops will be offered in the spring, dates TBA).
     You may attend one, two, three, or four sessions. Faculty successfully completing all four steps will receive a CUTL.
     Step 2: Describing Your Course Activities -- Tuesday, Oct., 14, 9-10 a.m. or Wednesday, Oct. 15, 2-3 p.m.
     Step 3: Documenting and Analyzing Student Learning -- Tuesday, Oct. 28, 9-10 a.m. or Wednesday, Oct. 29, 2-3 p.m.
     Step 4: Sharing and Celebrating Your Work -- Tuesday, Nov. 18, 9-10 a.m. or Wednesday, Nov. 19, 2-3 p.m.
     Call for Proposals -- 2008-09 Enhancement Grants
     All full-time university faculty members holding academic rank, excluding those currently holding administrative appointments above the level of department head, are eligible to apply for Enhancement Grants.
     A complete application must include a cover page faxed to the center at 5792 and an online application form (see "Forms" below). Complete applications must be received by midnight, Oct. 3.
     Grants for Teaching Enhancement: The center solicits proposals to enhance the effectiveness of teaching and student learning in a new or existing course. Funds are available for projects and activities contributing to the advancement of teaching and learning. Proposed projects may promote service-learning, link community engagement and civic responsibility to the classroom, enhance courses with technology, encourage faculty student research and interaction, and create K-12 and business partnerships for learning. Proposals are limited to a maximum of $500. Funds are for the current fiscal year and must be spent/encumbered by April 15, 2009. These funds may not be used for certifications, reassign time, travel for presentations or to increase faculty salaries.
     Grants for Professional Enhancement: These grants will provide funding for projects and activities contributing to the evolution of the individual faculty member. The program provides grants up to a maximum of $500 for developing the professional competencies needed to enhance your productivity and effectiveness as a scholar and teacher. Faculty may request funds for training materials and/or participation in workshops on teaching, student learning, writing for publication, faculty mentoring, course design, etc. Funds are for the current fiscal year and must be spent/encumbered by April 15, 2009. These funds may not be used for certifications, reassign time, travel for presentations or to increase faculty salaries.
     Forms: Enhancement Grant cover page (; Teaching Enhancement Grant application (
Professional Enhancement Grant application (
     Reporting procedures: In accepting an Enhancement Grant, recipients agree to submit to the Center for Faculty Excellence a brief written report within one year after the funded activity. The report should describe the impact of the activity/experience on enhancing teaching. The purpose of this report is to validate the effectiveness of the grant program and to build documentation in support of continued funding for the program. Faculty who do not submit annual reports will not be eligible for future center grants. Grant recipients will also be expected to participate in the Center's Faculty Conference on Teaching, Research and Creativity designed to highlight the projects and disseminate the results to other Southeastern faculty.
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David SeverDavid Sever, head of the Department of Biological Sciences, uses the university's electron microscope in his National Science Foundation-sponsored study of the reproductive anatomy of reptiles.
Biologist studies reproductive anatomy in reptiles
David Sever, head of the Southeastern Department of Biological Sciences, has been awarded a $230,000 three-year grant from the National Science Foundation to study the development of male sexual characteristics in snakes and lizards.
     A widely recognized herpetologist, Sever will compare the reproductive organs at the cellular level in a variety of lizards and snakes.
     "This is basic science into the anatomy of these reptiles, and few cellular studies have been done on the reproductive systems," Sever explained. "By studying the similarities and differences in the anatomy of organisms, we gain a better understanding of how the reptiles are related in an evolutionary sense."
     He said the research will focus on the diversity in the structure of reproductive organs and relate this to the history of relationships among vertebrates.
     "We know a lot about these organs and systems in humans and domestic animals, but very little about the diversity of their anatomy in other animals," he added. "This research will help fill in some of those gaps in our scientific knowledge."
     Sever, who has published more than 120 papers, mostly on the anatomy of reproductive systems in amphibians and reptiles, will use the recently upgraded electron microscopy facilities at Southeastern to conduct the cellular studies. The project will also involve assistance from two graduate students and several undergraduate students.
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Library to celebrate 'Banned Books Week'
Sims Memorial Library will celebrate Sept. 27-Oct. 4 as "Banned Books Week" with a display of books that have been challenged or suppressed over the years on political, religious, sexual and social grounds.
     Authors represented range from William Faulkner and John Steinbeck to Shel Silverstein and J. K. Rowling.
     Students, faculty, and staff are encouraged to read a banned book, and a drawing will be held for copies of Steinbeck's The Grapes of Wrath, the American classic which is among the 25 most banned books in the country.
     The display, which can be found on the second floor of the library beginning on Friday, will remain through October.
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Library hosts 'Extreme Researcher Makeover'
Sims Memorial Library is inviting faculty and staff to attend "The Extreme Researcher Makeover: Sims Library Edition" with sessions on Sept. 24 and 25.
     At the orientation, faculty and staff will learn about "research tools" such as remote access to library resources, subject-specific electronic databases, instruction and distance learning services, reserves and electronic reserves, interlibrary loan, phone, e-mail, chat, text-messaging, and appointment-based reference services.
     The sessions will be held at the library in room 252 from 1-3 p.m. The same information will be covered at both sessions. Light refreshments will be served at each. Pre-registration by Sept. 22 is requested, but not required. To register, email your name, department, and the session you plan to attend to or call Julie at 549-3962.
     Those who are unable to attend are encouraged to contact their library faculty liaison -- -- or the Reference Desk at 549-2027 to make arrangements for an individual or departmental orientation session.
     This program is offered by Sims Memorial Library as part of the New Faculty Workshop Series, co-sponsored through the Center for Faculty Excellence.
Don't miss this opportunity to see what's new at Sims Library.
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Nominations sought for Who's Who Among Students
Who's Who Among Students in American Universities and Colleges is an annual honors program honoring our nation's leading college students. Selections to this program are made each fall and coordinated by Southeastern's Office of Greek Life.
      Southeastern administrators, faculty and staff, as well as student organization presidents and/or advisors, are invited to nominate students who they feel are deserving of this award. A nomination form is available for your convenience in nominating students. You may email names of students to or or call the Greek Life office at 549-2120 for a nomination form.
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This week in athletics
The Southeastern football team returns home to host undefeated North Dakota on Saturday during this week in Southeastern Athletics.
     The Lions (2-2) and Fighting Sioux (4-0) will square off at 6 p.m. The game will be broadcast live in the Hammond area on KSLU 90.9 FM and on the Internet at Southeastern racked up 440 yards of offense last Saturday, but were outlasted by Louisiana Tech, 41-26. Last Thursday, North Dakota in its first season as a Division I FCS member held off a late rally in a 38-35 win over Idaho State.
     Saturday will also be Hall of Fame day, as the four newest members of the Southeastern Athletics Hall of Fame will be inducted in conjunction with Saturday's game. Wayne Booker (men's basketball), Angie Antonelli (football), Deneka Knowles (women's basketball) and Larry Crow (distinguished service) will be inducted on Saturday.
     The Southeastern volleyball team (2-3) will open Southland Conference play this week. On Tuesday, the Lady Lions will prepare for their league opener by hosting Louisiana-Lafayette at 7 p.m. in the University Center. On Friday, league foe Nicholls State visits Hammond for a 7 p.m. contest. Admission to all Southeastern home volleyball matches is free.
     The Southeastern women's soccer team (4-1-1) has two matches on tap this week. The Lady Lions will play host to Prairie View on Friday at 4:30 p.m. at the Southeastern Soccer Complex. On Sunday, Southeastern heads to Montgomery, Ala. for a 1 p.m. contest at Alabama State.
     The Southeastern men's and women's cross country teams will also be back in action this week. The Lions and Lady Lions will head to Baton Rouge to compete in the LSU Cross Country Festival on Saturday.
     For ticket information on all Southeastern Athletic events, contact the Lion Ticket Office at (985) 549-5466 or 1-866-LION-TIX.
     Tuesday, Sept. 23
     Volleyball, vs. Louisiana-Lafayette, University Center, 7 p.m.
     Friday, Sept. 26
     Volleyball, vs. Nicholls State, University Center, 7 p.m.*
     Women's Soccer, vs. Prairie View, Southeastern Soccer Complex, 4:30 p.m.
     Saturday, Sept. 27
     Football, vs. North Dakota, Strawberry Stadium, 6 p.m. (KSLU 90.9 FM)
     Men's and Women's Cross Country, at LSU CC Festival, Baton Rouge, All Day
     Sunday, Sept. 28
     Women's Soccer, at Alabama State, Montgomery, Ala., 1 p.m.
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Irene Nero, Lynda Katz, Sarah Wiseman, Amy Morris and Fletcher. Professional activities
Irene Nero
(Visual Arts) presented a lecture at the Hammond Regional Arts Center Sunday, Sept. 14. She discussed the art center's current exhibit, First Impressions: Paintings from the Collection of Tim Lantrip, relating the exhibit to the history of European art. Enjoying tea during the event are, from left Nero and Visual Arts faculty Lynda Katz, Sarah Wiseman, Amy Morris and Rene Fletcher.
     Director Eric Johnson (Sims Memorial Library) is serving on three American Library Association award committees this year. For a fourth time he is chairing the 2009 Beta Phi Mu Award Jury, which awards a monetary prize to a library school faculty member or to an individual for distinguished service to education in librarianship. He is also serving as a member of the Intellectual Freedom Roundtable's ProQuest/SIRS State and Regional Intellectual Freedom Achievement Award Committee. He is also in his second year as a member of the GLBT Roundtable's Stonewall Book Award Jury.
     Dr. Becky Sue Parton and Dr. Robert Hancock (Educational Leadership and Technology) presented "Using RFID as an Educational Tool: A Look at Feasibility in Terms of Hardware and User Response" at the International Conference on Industrial Globalization and Technology Innovation in Nanjing, China, Aug. 6.
     Dr. David C. Wyld (Management) published an article entitled "Confessions of a Global Conference-Trotter" in the Sept. 16 edition of The Globalist. The document is available online.
     Ladonna Guillot (Sims Memorial Library) has received a Professional Development Award from the National Network/Libraries of Medicine South Central Region to become certified as a Myers-Briggs Type Indicator administrator.
     Kathryn Munson (Sims Memorial Library) has been selected for the American Library Association's 2009 Emerging Leaders program. The Emerging Leaders program places approximately 100 librarians from across the nation on the fast track to ALA and professional leadership through a series of workshops, projects, and presentations during the ALA Midwinter and Annual conferences, to be held this year in Denver, Colo., and Chicago, Ill. In addition to this honor, Munson was also awarded sponsorship from the Association of College & Research Libraries to participate in the Emerging Leaders program.
     Gary Keown (Visual Arts) will co-chair a session titled "Re-Considering Teaching the History of Graphic Design" at the Southeastern College Art Conference (SECAC) in New Orleans Sept. 24-27. Keown also serves on the SECAC Board of Directors. Keown also designed the conference program and signage and was the Studio Session coordinator.
     Dr. Marc Riedel (Sociology and Criminal Justice) has published an article in volume two of the journal Sociology Compass, titled "Homicide Arrest Clearances: A Review of the Literature."
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