ByLion--August 24


2009 Service Award Recipients

Students enjoy Strawberry Jam

FE-Lions announce schedule

"Lionpawlooza" at Hot Auguts Night

Archaeology at Tchefuncte Lighthouse

Welcome Week begins new semester

River Parishes Hospital makes donation

SOT update

This week in Athletics

Service Award Recipients 2009    

During the Aug. 14 Convocation and Presidential Investiture at the Columbia Theatre for the Performing Arts, service awards were presented to faculty and staff.  Employees were recognized for 25, 30 and 35 years of service to Southeastern.  Award recipients of 25-years of service received a framed University medallion; 30-year recipients received a Southeastern watch, and 35-year recipients received a wall clock.

Barbara Allen, Christina Chapple, Katherine McGlothren, Joseph Morris, Randy Patterson, Connie Turner, John L. CrainTammy Bourg, David Evenson, Rudy Petho Jr., Sheila Anthony, Edward Bryant, Paul Carruth, Glen Knight, Steve Leon, Randy Lips, John Yeargain, and John L. CrainJoyce Maynor, Hunter McAllister Jr., John L. Crain

(1) 25-Year Recipients                                 (2) 30-Year Recipients                                (3) 35-Year Recipients


(1) President John L. Crain, far right, congratulates the 25-year award recipients. Recipients from left are, Barbara Allen, Christina Chapple, Katherine McGlothren, Joseph Morris, Randy Patterson, and Connie Turner.  Recipients not pictured are Suzanne Campbell, Margaret Marshall, Norma Perricone, Tecla Schillage, and Elaine Williams.

(2) Interim Provost Tammy Bourg, far left, and President Crain, far right, present the 30-year award recipients with a Southeastern watch. Recipients from left are, David Evenson, Rudy Petho Jr., Sheila Anthony, Edward Bryant, Paul Carruth, Glen Knight, Steve Leon, Randy Lips, and John Yeargain.  Not pictured is 30-year recipient, Freddie Lewis.

(3) Joyce Maynor, far left, and Hunter McAllister Jr. receive a Southeastern clock for 35 years of service from President Crain.  Not pictured is Clarice Blades, also a 35-year recipient.

Strawberry Jam    
The third annual Strawberry Jam, sponsored by the Division of Student Affairs, was held Aug. 18. At 5:30 p.m. Southeastern’s lion mascot Roomie led a parade of students, marching band, cheerleaders, football players and other student-athletes from North Campus to the intermodel transportation facility, where the band "No Idea" performed live.
     Students enjoyed free pizza, soft drinks and frozen treats, provided by a Tobacco Free Living grant, and games and activities. They also received free notebooks, t-shirts, and autographed football schedules signed by the players. After the event, students enjoyed a ride back to North Campus, compliments of the Lion Traxx shuttle service.

(1)The Spirit of the Southland Band leads the parade to Strawberry Jam(2)Students enjoy complimentary pizza at Strawberry Jam

(3)Southeastern football players sign fall schedules at Strawberry Jam(4)The band "No Idea" performs at Strawberry Jam


(1) The Spirit of the Southland Band leads a parade of students to kick off Strawberry Jam. (2) Students enjoy complimentary pizza. (3) A Lion fan receives an autographed 2009 football schedule from a Southeastern football player. (4) The band "No Idea" entertains the crowd at Strawberry Jam.

Southeastern FE-Lions Announce Schedule, Recruit Members    

The FE-Lions, the popular social organization for female fans of Southeastern Louisiana University athletics, has announced its 2009-10 schedule and recruitment campaign for new members.

     The organization has grown to more than 200 members, said Southeastern Alumni Association Director Kathy Pittman. The FE-Lions host luncheons on Thursdays in conjunction with Lions home football games and sponsor other functions such as the annual “Champagne Bingo” fundraiser.

     Annual dues are $10. Luncheon tickets are $15 until Aug. 31 and $20 after that date.

     “Our programs promise to be more fun than ever, with great speakers, lively commentary, delicious food, and spirited chatter among our members,” said Pittman. “You won’t want to miss a single event, and you surely won’t want to miss an opportunity to get your tickets for Champagne Bingo. It’s not too late to join in the fun, so mark your calendars and get ready to show your FE-Lion spirit.”

     The next FE-Lion event is “Salute the Lions” on Aug. 24 in the Student Union Ballroom at 5:30 p.m. to welcome back all Southeastern student athletes.

     FE-Lions luncheons will be held this year at Trey Yuen, 2100 N. Morrison Blvd. in Hammond, on Sept. 3 and 10, Oct. 15 and 29, Nov. 19, and Dec. 3. Champagne Bingo is scheduled for Jan. 23, at Southeastern’s Twelve Oaks.

     Funds raised by the FE-Lions help support the Southeastern athletic program, including raising money for endowed scholarships and other activities. For additional information about the FE-Lions, contact the Southeastern Alumni Association at (985) 549-2150 or 1-800-758-2586.

Archaeology at the Tchefuncte Lighthouse    
Nicolle Dunnaway and Justin Townsend
Through a cooperative effort of the Louisiana Division of Archaeology, the Lake Pontchartrain Basin Maritime Museum, Southeastern, and the University of New Orleans, the first systematic archaeological investigation of the Tchefuncte River Light Station occurred August 3-14.  Led by Regional State Archaeologist Andrea White, a team of museum and university volunteers completed shovel testing and test excavations that not only brought greater clarity to life at the historic lighthouse site, but also identified a clear pre-historic component that appears to place human activity on the site as much as 1000 years earlier than theorized.
     The work was facilitated by the use of research vessels on loan from Turtle Cove Environmental Research Station, participation by faculty members Dr. Jay Martin (History) and Michaelyn Broussard (Biology), and the efforts of nearly a dozen current and former Southeastern students from the History and Cultural Resource Management programs. A preliminary presentation of research findings is scheduled at the Maritime Museum Oct. 17 as part of National Archaeology Month. Release of substantive findings will follow laboratory analysis of recovered artifacts. 
     The project is the start of a multi-phase effort to document the lighthouse site prior to return of the keeper’s cottage, tentatively slated for late 2010.

Above: History masters candidate, Nicolle Dunnaway, far left, and Justin Townsend, of the Louisiana Division of Archaeology, participate in test excavations at the Tchefuncte River Lighthouse.

Southeastern’s football fan day and traditional pep rally at downtown Hammond’s Hot August Night on Friday assumed an expanded role with the introduction of Lionpawlooza, a celebration culminating the university’s Green and Gold Week.
     The pep rally, which launches the start of the Lions football season, featured coaches, cheerleaders, student-athletes and Southeastern’s Spirit of the Southland Band.
     Southeastern also hosted a village of tables and tents on the Regions Bank grounds featuring pictures with Roomie, autograph signing by student athletes, face painting by the Lionettes and cheerleaders and information on Cub Club, the Southeastern recycling project, Career Services, the Alumni Association and the Southeastern Development Foundation’s Project Friendship.

(1)Football Coach Mike Lucas                    (2) Southeastern football players sign schedules at Lionpawlooza

(3) Lionettes and Cheerleaders lead the pep rally at Hot August Night.                  (4)  Various departments had information tables at Lionpawlooza.


(1) Football Coach Mike Lucas addresses the crowd Friday at the pep rally during Hot August Night. (2) Players sign football schedules for fans at Lionpawlooza. (3) The Lionettes and cheerleaders help pump the crowd at the pep rally. (4) In addition to being available for photos, Roomie helps distribute information for Career Services.

Welcome Week kicks off new semester    

     Southeastern Louisiana University is hosting a fun-filled week of activities Aug. 24-27 to start a new semester and welcome students back to school.
     Jason Leader, coordinator of the Campus Activities Board, said “Welcome Week” is a great way to inform students of the many associations and services available to Southeastern students.
     Various campus organizations and offices in the Division of Student Affairs will sponsor the week’s activities and Leader invites everyone to take part and get involved.  
     “Welcome Week” begins Monday, Aug. 24, with the Office of Disability Services sponsored event “Aiming for A’s.” Focused on student goals and success, “Aiming for A’s” is scheduled from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Student Union Mall.
     Also scheduled for Monday is the grand re-opening of the Student Union Gameroom, located next to the bookstore. The event is at 1:30 p.m. and includes food, giveaways, and a “name the gameroom” contest.
     Tuesday, Aug. 25, will include a Student Organization Fair featuring student representatives from campus associations. The Student Organization Fair is scheduled from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Student Union Mall. Students will be able to receive career guidance and sign-up for campus organizations.
     Campus Activities Board is sponsoring a “Hurricane Party” on Wednesday, Aug. 26, in the Student Union Mall. Scheduled for 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., the event features free giveaways, refreshments, and hurricane maps.
     A part-time job fair will take place Aug. 27, from 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. in the Student Union Mall and will feature over 40 area companies currently recruiting part-time employees. The event sponsored by Career Services will give students the opportunity to hand out resumes and network with local businesses. 

River Parishes Hospital makes donation to SoutheasternAdrianne Roques, Wendy Johns-Lauderdale, John L. Crain, Charlotte Dupre', Dan McCarthy    


Charlotte Dupre’, chief executive officer of River Parishes Hospital in LaPlace, presents a $5,000 check from the LifePoint Community Foundation to the Southeastern Louisiana University Development Foundation on behalf of the College of Science and Technology.  The funds are for academic programs in health-related fields at Southeastern. The LifePoint Community Foundation, through River Parishes Hospital, has contributed approximately $10,000 to Southeastern. On hand to accept the donation are, from left, Adrianne Roques, coordinator of donor relations, Wendy Johns-Lauderdale, vice-president for university advancement, Southeastern President John L. Crain, Dupre’, and Dan McCarthy, dean of the College of Science and Technology.   




SOT Update    
     Faculty who are interested in keeping the SOT Scannable forms from the Summer 2007, Fall 2007 and Spring 2008 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 at These forms must be picked up no later than Sept. 30.  Forms that have not been picked up by faculty members will be shredded.

This Week In Southeastern Athletics – August 24-30, 2009    
     The Southeastern Louisiana volleyball team opens its 2009 season during this week in Southeastern Athletics.
The Lady Lions will open a challenging non-conference schedule this week, competing in the University of Houston Tournament. On Friday, Southeastern will face Baylor at 11:30 a.m. and Indiana at 5:30 p.m. The Lady Lions close out tournament play on Saturday, taking on host Houston at 1:30 p.m.
     The women’s soccer team (1-0) will look to build on its impressive 8-0 season-opening win over Southern. On Friday, the Lady Lions host Troy at 4:30 p.m. at the Southeastern Soccer Complex. Southeastern hits the road for the first time on Sunday, heading to Southern Miss for a 4 p.m. match with the Golden Eagles.
For ticket information for all Southeastern Athletic events, contact the Southeastern Ticket Office at (985) 549-5466. Visit for updates on Southeastern Athletics.

Friday, August 28
Women’s Soccer, vs. Troy, Southeastern Soccer Complex, 4 p.m.
Women’s Volleyball, vs. Baylor (UH Tournament), Houston, Texas, 11:30 a.m.
Women’s Volleyball, vs. Indiana (UH Tournament), Houston, Texas, 5:30 p.m.

Saturday, August 29
Women’s Volleyball, at Houston (UH Tournament), Houston, Texas, 1:30 p.m.

Sunday, August 30
Women’s Soccer, at Southern Miss, Hattiesburg, Miss., 4 p.m.

News from 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. If you have questions regarding this or would like to make a reservation, please contact the Center at ext. 5791 or email us at

    Sympodium Training - Thursday, Aug. 27, 11:00-12:30 pm - Southeastern has updated more than 80 classrooms with Smarttech's Sympodium audiovisual equipment. We are offering these training sessions to prepare faculty to use the Sympodium classrooms.

    Grant Deadline - A reminder that Travel Grant applications for the second quarter of FY 2009-2010 are due in the Center for Faculty Excellence by Tuesday, September 1, at 4:30 pm. The instructions and application can be found at: For more information, contact the Center at ext. 5791 or email

Professional Activities
Dr. Alan Cannon (Mathematics) presented the talk “Rings Determined by Cyclic Covers of Groups” at the Twenty-First International Conference on Nearrings, Nearfields, and Related Topics in Vorau, Austria on July 27. Southeastern will host the meeting in 2011, becoming only the second American university to sponsor the conference in its forty year history.
     Sharon C. Hoffman, Kenneth E. Lane, Evan G. Mense and Michael D. Richardson (Department of Educational Leadership and Technology, College of Education and Human Development) presented at the National Conference of Professors of Educational Administration in San Antonio, Tex., on Aug. 5-7 the following:  “Administrative Support and Job Design Restructuring: Leadership Response to Novice Special Education Teacher Exodus” (Hoffman), “A Historical Review of Educational Leadership Theory: Implications for Leadership Development” (Hoffman),  “Using Injunctions to Circumvent School Policy” (Lane and Richardson),  “Influencing School Administration Preparation and Practice through Publication” (Lane), “The Relationship between Educational Technology and Accountability” (Mense, Hoffman, Lane and Richardson), and “The Proliferation of Technology for Administrators: A Proliferation of Means” (Mense, Lane and Richardson). Dr. Lane is also the assistant editor of the "Education Leadership Review," a peer reviewed journal of NCPEA.
     Michael D. Richardson, Kenneth E. Lane and Robert J. Hancock (Department of Educational Leadership and Technology, College of Education and Human Development) published “International Marketing of Distance Education: Intellectual Property Issues” chapter in the “The Challenges for Marketing Distance Education in Online Environment: An Integrated Approach” published by Anadolu University, Eskisehir, Turkey, 2009; Editor:  Professor Dr. Ugur Demiray. The book consisted of 22 peer-reviewed chapters from authors in universities in India, Spain, Turkey and the United States.
   Dr. Samuel Hyde (History/Center for Southeast La. Studies) was recently interviewed by environmental commentator Andrew Steltzer for the nationally syndicated radio program "Living on Earth" in a discussion highlighting the economic implications of the destruction of Louisiana’s cypress forests with emphasis on the cypress mulch industry. Segments of the program are currently airing nationwide on National Public Radio.
     Dr. Hye-Young Kim (Chemistry and Physics) has published an article titled "Nanoscale van der Waals interactions," Molecular Simulation, Vol.35, pp.849-866(2009); special invited issue, Frontiers of Molecular Simulation.
     Dr. Debra Dolliver (Chemistry & Physics) and two undergraduate students presented their research work entitled, “Cyclization versus rearrangement of N-alkoxyimidoyl azides: the effect of the electrophile and solvent” at the American Chemical Society meeting in Washington, D.C., on Aug. 17. This work was done in collaboration with Thomas Sommerfeld (Chemistry & Physics). 
     Dr. William F. Font (Department of Biological Sciences) was invited by the president of the American Society of Parasitologists to present a talk in the President's Symposium at the annual meeting of the society.  His presentation, "Strange Bedfellows: Invasive Wildlife and Invasive Parasites on a Shrinking Planet" was given in Knoxville, Tenn. on Aug. 14.

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