ByLion--November 9


Altar Boyz Nov. 14

Disaster Drill Nov. 12

Veterans Day Concert

"Parking Lot Babies"

Extended Studies new Web site

Social Justice Series

Wine tasting to benefit Library

Wind Symphony Concerto Competition

Cafeteria Plan open enrollment

Annual Fund phonathon

Music Department Recital

This Week in Athletics

Faculty Excellence News

Extended Studies News

Professional Activities

Altar Boyz   Musical Comedy ‘Altar Boyz’ coming to Southeastern’s Columbia Theatre Nov. 14 

Musical comedy is the order of the day as Columbia Theatre for the Performing Arts presents the hit musical “Altar Boyz” on Nov. 14 at 7:30 p.m.
   Winner of the 2005 Outer Critics Circle Award for Best Off-Broadway Musical and winner of the 2006 and 2007 Audience Favorite Award, Altar Boyz is a musical-comedy spoof about a fictitious Christian boy band on the last night of their national “Raise the Praise” tour.
   The Boyz, five ultra-talented heartthrobs from Ohio, are lead singer Matthew, backed by Mark, Luke, Juan and Abraham. As they perform their signature hits – featuring lyrics such as, “Girl, you make me wanna wait” and “Jesus called me on my cell phone” – soul-wrenching secrets come tumbling out with hilarious results. The Boyz begin to question their faith in each other and learn if fate is really holding them together or if it’s just their extra-firm hair gel.
    “The show is filled with sweet harmonies, sinfully spectacular dancing and an unnerving sense of fashion,” said Donna Gay Anderson, Columbia Theatre director. “Altar Boyz is pure fun, a musical for the entire family.” 
   Tickets for “Altar Boyz” are $41, Loge; $37, Orchestra; and $33, Balcony and are available at the Columbia box office, 220 East Thomas Street, 985-543-4371, or on line at
   Box office hours are 11 a.m.-4 p.m., Monday, Wednesday and Friday, and one hour before performance times. Southeastern students may purchase half-priced tickets, while supplies last, at the box office with university I.D.
   For information about upcoming Columbia Theatre events, visit or call (985) 543-4366.

   Major disaster drill on Thursday, November 12

On Thursday, Nov. 12, Southeastern will join with several area law enforcement agencies, fire departments, hospitals and other groups in conducting a major disaster drill designed to test the various emergency systems, policies and procedures in place. This exercise is designed to be as realistic an event as possible without disrupting normal university operations.

   Consequently, we will be testing the Southeastern Emergency Alert system, campus sirens, Web page alerts, and other communication methods. These will be clearly identified as a TEST. As with any regular test, we do not expect students, faculty or staff to take any action.

   Because of the number of agencies involved, “ground zero” for the drill will be at North Oak Street and Highway 1064, located near Natalbany at the railroad crossing. That part of the highway will be affected, and traffic there will be detoured to other routes.

   We will attempt to minimize any disruptions or inconvenience associated with this exercise and hope that you understand the importance we place on keeping our campus and neighboring communities as safe as possible.

   Southeastern hosts Veterans Day Concert Nov. 11
Jazz Ensemble One, Southeastern’s premier jazz ensemble, will present a Veterans Day concert of live jazz, paying tribute to America’s war heroes, Nov. 11 at the Columbia Theatre for the Performing Arts.
   The concert is scheduled for 7:30 p.m. at the downtown Hammond theater, 220 E. Thomas St. General admission is $4. All students with I.D., members of the military and veterans will be admitted free.
   Director Glen Hemberger said the program will include “Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy,” made famous by the Andrew Sisters, Glen Miller’s two great standards “In the Mood” and “Moonlight Serenade,” the Duke Ellington classic, “In a Sentimental Mood,” and Louis Armstrong’s legendary “What a Wonderful World,” sung by Casey Saba.
   “The concert will also feature contemporary jazz tunes, including Gordon Goodwin’s ‘The Jazz Police,’ Chick Corea’s ‘Spain,’ and Les Hooper’s ‘Barnburner,’” Hemberger said. “Rounding out the program will be Skyler Stroup singing the Frank Sinatra hit, ‘I’ve Got You Under My Skin,’ and Iuliia Alyeksyeyeva performing, ‘Cry Me a River,’ originally written for Ella Fitzgerald.” 
   Tickets are available at the Columbia Theatre box office, (985) 543-4371. Box office hours are 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday, Wednesday and Friday and one hour before performance time. Doors to the Columbia Theatre open at 7 p.m.
   For more information, contact Hemberger at 2599.

   Southeastern Theater student makes writing debut
A Southeastern theater student will debut his writing talents in the drama “Parking Lot Babies” Nov. 11 - 14 at Vonnie Borden Theater on the university’s campus.
   Zach Boudreaux, a communications major from Walker, will showcase his play, the first student original play to be given a full staged production at Southeastern. Under the direction of theater instructor James Winter, the play is about the youth of Mark, played by Boudreaux, and wasted days in his life that aren’t recognized soon enough.
   “I am incredibly excited about this project! We have been working on this play for nearly a year, and the students have been involved from day one,” Winter said. “We felt so strongly about Zach’s play and the way it spoke to his schoolmates, that we’ve entered it into this year’s Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival.”
   “Parking Lot Babies,” which features a Southeastern cast and production design team, will begin at 7:30 p.m.
   Cast members include Megan Cleveland of Mandeville as Trisha; Jaren Mitchell of New Orleans as Guy; Lee Jeansonne of Covington as Chris; Jessica Mina of Slidell as Brianna; Drew Zeringue of Pearlington, Miss., as Basil; Matthew Kozel of Ponchatoula as Cortley; and Sarah Levesque of Gonzales as Lacey.
   Additional cast members are Quinn Kennedy of Folsom and Megan Ryals and Kate Terrell of Mandeville. Student designers include Amanda Klipsch of Mandeville, scenic design; Jennifer Wolfe of Mandeville, costumes; Tara Bennett of Covington, makeup, and Zeringue, sound.
   Tickets are $10 for adults and $6 for seniors and non-Southeastern students. Southeastern students are admitted free with university I.D. Tickets are available at the Southeastern Theatre box office, (985) 549-2115, in D Vickers Hall. Box office hours are 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday through Friday and one hour before performance time.
   For more information, email Winter at or call 3546.

Extended Studies launches new website   Division of Extended Studies launches new Web site
The Division of Extended Studies has launched its newly designed Web site. The new site, has an updated and user friendly layout that will allow the division to better serve students, faculty and the community across three locations: Hammond, Mandeville, and Walker.
   Developed by Branan Steib (seated) with assistance from Nicole Hilliard (standing), both Southeastern students, the site provides details about the various program offerings through Extended Studies.
   “Extended Studies covers a wide range of programs from leisure courses, workforce and professional development programs to summer activities for children,” said Tom Dawsey, coordinator of special projects for Southeastern’s Extended Studies. “The new Web site has exciting features such as on-line registration forms, the Continuing U electronic catalog, e-news subscription button and links to the Extended Studies’ Facebook and Twitter pages.”
   The site will also post the university’s academic credit courses available through distance learning and at off-campus sites. The electronic courses, delivered via Internet, compressed video and the Southeastern Channel, can be found on the new site, which also contains all credit courses offered in Mandeville’s St.Tammany Center and the Livingston Parish Literacy and Technology Center in Walker.
   “With the new site, Extended Studies will be in a position to provide more information about upcoming courses. We are excited for our enhanced ability to market and provide life-long learning opportunities, which continues to be our number one goal,” Dawsey said. 
   For more information, contact the Division of Extended Studies at 2301 or

   Social Justice Series to highlight environmental action
Focusing on the current push toward environmental awareness, two environmental justice specialists are set to speak at Southeastern’s 5th Annual Social Justice Series Nov. 11 and 12.
   Presented by the Department of Sociology and Criminal Justice, the event will feature lectures by Omar Freilla, founder of Green Worker Cooperatives, and author and environmental activist Diane Wilson. Free and open to the public, the series is sponsored by the College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences, the Lyceum Arts and Lectures Committee and student groups Reconnect and the Southeastern Sociological Association.
   Friella will speak Wednesday at 2 p.m. in the Student Union Theater. In response to high unemployment rates and years of ecological troubles, the organization Green Worker Cooperatives, located in the South Bronx region of New York, was developed to bring worker-owned environmentally conscious jobs to the area.
   Although South Bronx is currently receiving 40 percent of Manhattan’s waste, said sociology professor and series coordinator David Burley, Friella and Bronx inhabitants are commanding change by taking the environmental future into their own hands. Owned by Bronx citizens, the company has not only boosted economic development, it has also turned bad environmental behavior into a positive outcome.   
    “Instead of years and years of just banging their heads against city hall, they are figuring something else out,” Burley said. “We are seeing groups like this popping up all over; they are demanding action and creating democratically-owned businesses that better the community.”
   On Thursday at 3 p.m. in the Student Union Theater, Wilson will talk about her life as a fourth-generation shrimper and environmental activist who has fought commercial polluters from contaminating the Gulf Coast since 1989. Despite resentment from corporations and fellow citizens, Wilson’s efforts have earned her numerous awards including the National Fisherman Magazine Award and the Louisiana Environmental Action (LEAN) Award.
   In addition to stopping Formosa Plastics from dumping toxins in the Texas Gulf Coast, Wilson has written two books entitled “An Unreasonable Woman” and most recently, “HOLY ROLLER: Growing Up in the Church of Knock Down, Drag Out; or, How I Quit Loving a Blue-Eyed Jesus.”
   Burley said that environmental justice is a pertinent theme considering the current issues facing society that includes a depressed economy and pollution.
   For more information about the lecture series, contact David Burley at 5443.
   “Friends” to host Wine Tasting to benefit Southeastern’s Library
The group Friends of Sims Library (FoSL) is hosting “Wine with Friends,” a wine tasting fundraiser for Southeastern Louisiana University’s Linus A. Sims Memorial Library Friday, Nov. 13.
   Held at the library, the event will feature hors d’oeuvres, wines from around the world, and a silent auction, with items such as a silk floral arrangement, a framed landscape print, baskets with wine, chocolates, and books about wine.
   FoSL is a nonprofit organization that supports the activities and collections of the library.  Funds generated by FoSL are used to supplement the library’s annual budget, purchase needed equipment and resources, and provide programs, lectures, author readings and signings, and other special events.
   FoSL has existed for a number of years, but has been recently energized with an executive board and a new mission. Anticipated budget cuts motivated the library to formalize the group and to expand membership. Last May, the FoSL board began planning the fundraiser.
   “I’m delighted that the Friends of Sims Library is working with us to support library purchases in this very uncertain budget period,” said Eric Johnson, library director.
   The real problem with cutting purchases of books and journals, Johnson explained, develops when libraries are forced to make cuts for a year or more.
   “It’s as though you’ve lost years of information and events,” he said. “All too often when quick and deep budget cuts occur, libraries cannot catch up. They will move on to the next year, or the next, making smaller purchases while knowing the information gaps are growing.”
   Every dollar raised goes directly to the library, thanks to donations from local businesses, including Agape Pizzeria, Albertsons, Brady’s, LeBlanc’s, Mariner’s Inn, Organic Planet, Red, White & Brew, and Winn-Dixie, Johnson said.
   Tickets are $30 for individuals and $50 for couples. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. with the tasting beginning at 7 p.m. Space is limited, so early reservations are requested. Tickets will not be sold at the door.

   For tickets or more information about becoming a FoSL member, contact Johnson at 3962 or

Concerton CompetitionFive Southeastern students will participate in the Wind Symphony Concerto Competition scheduled Friday, Nov. 13, at the Pottle Music Recital hall. Participating students are, from left, Justin Pardue of Walker, Chase Ledet of Thibodaux, Marcy Mayeux of Slidell, Josh Dunn of Walker and Andrew Robin of Hammond.

   Wind Symphony Concerto Competition scheduled
The Southeastern Department of Music and Dramatic Arts will hold its Wind Symphony Concerto Competition Friday (Nov. 13) at the Pottle Music Recital Hall.
   Featuring some of the university’s top student musicians, the 6 p.m. concert is free and open to the public. Winners of the competition will be featured at the university’s spring Wind Symphony concert in April.
   Contestants are Josh Dunn, senior music education major from Walker, percussion; Chase Ledet, freshman music performance major from Thibodaux, oboe; Marcy Mayeux, senior music education major from Slidell, trumpet;  Justin Pardue, senior music performance major from Walker, trombone; and Andrew Robin, senior music performance major from Hammond, percussion.
   Durand Jones of the university’s Kappa Kappa Psi band fraternity, which is sponsoring the competition, said judges include Nick Volz, a graduate of Southeastern’s graduate music program and trumpet professor at Loyola University of New Orleans; Craig Byers, Southeastern music graduate and assistant band director at Fontainebleu High School in Mandeville; and Brina Faiane, music instructor in St. Tammany Parish.
    “The students have done a tremendous job in organizing and promoting the competition,” said Glen J. Hemberger, Southeastern director of bands and Wind Symphony conductor. “After giving them some assistance with establishing the rules for our first competition last year, they have taken over the management of the event, including running the initial rounds of competition and selecting the judges.”

   Cafeteria Plan “Open Enrollment”
The “Open Enrollment” period for Cafeteria Plan changes is the month of November. If you are interested in adding items or releasing items from the Cafeteria Plan, November is the time to make such changes.  By tax-sheltering items, you are reducing your taxable income. Tax-sheltered items cannot be dropped or cancelled during the Plan Year, (Jan. 1, 2010- Dec. 31, 2010).  Health insurance changes cannot be made at this time.  Employees, who do not wish to change, cancel or add tax-sheltered items will have currently tax-sheltered items rolled into the new calendar year; therefore, a new document need not be signed.
    The Open Enrollment period is also the time for employees to enroll in one of the Flexible Spending Accounts (Medical Reimbursement or Dependent Care Reimbursement) plans offered at Southeastern. If you would like more information concerning these plans, please call the Payroll Office at 2305.
   If you want to change any item that is currently tax-sheltered, you must complete a Cafeteria Plan enrollment form in the Payroll Office or the Human Resources Office. Changes made during this time will be effective for Jan. 1, 2010.
   The Open Enrollment period will run from Nov. 1, 2009 through Nov. 30, 2009.  The deadline to make any changes will be Monday, Nov. 30, 2009 at 4:30 p.m.  NO CHANGES WILL BE MADE AFTER THIS DEADLINE.
   If you have any questions regarding your Cafeteria Plan Enrollment, please contact the Payroll Office at 2305.  The Payroll Office is located on North Campus, Building A, room 105.

Phonathon callers   Southeastern Annual Fund phonathon campaign begins
While most Southeastern employees are home for the evening, work is just beginning for 15 student callers, known as the “Tell-A-Lion Team,” at the Alumni Center.
   The Southeastern Annual Fund recently began the fall session of their phonathon campaign. The 11-week program provides alumni and friends of Southeastern with the most up to date news concerning the campus, confirms their contact information, and most importantly, seeks much needed financial support to maintain Southeastern’s mission of providing a quality education to its students.
   The Tell-A-Lion team roars to alumni Monday-Thursday nights from 5:30-8:30 p.m., but you don’t have to wait for a phone call to show your pride here at Southeastern. You can simply give online at or if you prefer payroll deduction, fill out the form at  and return to the
Development Office located in the Alumni Center. 

   Music Department sponsors recital with LSU guest artists
The Southeastern Department of Music and Dramatic Arts will sponsor a guest artist recital featuring four LSU musicians on Monday, Nov. 16, in the Ralph R. Pottle Music Building Auditorium.
   The free 7:30 p.m. recital will feature works by Sergie Prokofiev, Ernst von Dohnanyi and Johannes Brahms.
   Guest performers include Espen Lilleslatten, associate professor of violin, on the violin and viola; Renata Arado, violin; Dennis Parker, coordinator of string chamber music, on the cello, and Michael Gurt, professor and chair of the keyboard division, piano.
   Works to be performed include Prokofiev’s “Sonata for Two Violins in C Major, Op.56,” Dohnanyi’s “Serenade for String Trio,” and Brahms’ “Quartet No. 1 in G Minor, Op. 25,” also known as “Gypsy.”
   “We are pleased to be able to present our community with performances by these outstanding guest artists,” said David Evenson, head of the Department of Music and Performing Arts.


This Week in Southeastern Athletics - November 9-15, 2009

The Southeastern football team will host its biggest game since the return of the program in 2003, the women’s soccer team and men’s cross country team will compete in the NCAA Championships and the men’s and women’s basketball teams open their 2009-10 seasons during an event filled week in Southeastern Athletics.

   The Lion football team (6-3, 4-1 SLC) hosts one of the three teams it currently shares the Southland Conference lead with on Saturday, welcoming Stephen F. Austin to town for a 2 p.m. contest. Southeastern maintained its spot atop the conference with a 27-0 win at Northwestern State last Saturday. This Saturday’s showdown between the Lions and ‘Jacks will be broadcast live in the Hammond area on KSLU-FM (90.9) and on the Internet at The game will also be televised on a tape-delay basis by the Southeastern Channel (Charter Channel 18).

   The Southeastern women’s soccer team (13-4-2) earned its first-ever NCAA Tournament berth with a 2-0 victory over Texas State Sunday in the Southland Conference Tournament final. The Lady Lions will find out their first round opponent and destination when the NCAA field is announced on ESPN News (Charter Channel 300/Direct TV Channel 207) at 7 p.m. on Monday. In conjunction with the Selection Show, Southeastern will host a viewing party from 6-8 p.m. on Monday at La Carreta in downtown Hammond.

   The Southeastern men’s basketball team will open its 2009-10 campaign this week, looking for their seventh consecutive berth in the Southland Conference Tournament. The Lions will open the season on Friday, hosting the University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma at 7 p.m. in the University Center. Friday’s game will be broadcast live in the Hammond area on KSLU-FM (90.9) and on the Internet at

   The defending Southland Conference East Division champion women’s basketball team will also open its 2009-10 season this week. The Lady Lions will head to Oxford, Miss., on Friday for a 3:30 p.m. contest at Ole Miss. In last season’s meeting, Southeastern hit a Southland single-game record of 16 three-pointers in a narrow loss to the Lady Rebels.

   On Monday, Southeastern students will have an opportunity to get a sneak peek at the Lion and Lady Lion basketball teams when the programs host the second annual “Full Court Fest” at 7 p.m. in the University Center. The first 100 students will receive t-shirts courtesy of the Southeastern Campus Activities Board. Free pizza and drinks will be also be available.

   Students will also have the opportunity to participate in several contests and register for several prizes, including a free I-Pod and additional giveaways. Students will be able to get a sneak peek at the 2008-09 Lions and Lady Lions. Student organizations will also be able to greet the men’s or women’s basketball student-athletes they have adopted for the upcoming season. Students will learn cheers and chants with the help of the cheerleaders, Lionettes and Spirit of the Southland Band. The event will also feature a courtside fashion show with basketball gear from the Southeastern Bookstore modeled by student athletes.

   The Southeastern men’s cross country team will compete in the NCAA South Central Regionals this week. The Lions will be in Waco, Texas on Saturday for the regional meet. The Lady Lions will be represented by individual representatives Dorcus Kapkiai and Naomi Jeruto.

   The Southeastern volleyball team (8-17, 4-10 SLC) will close out the regular season on the road this week. The Lady Lions, who are still mathematically alive for a spot in next weekend’s Southland Conference Tournament, will be at Stephen F. Austin on Thursday at 7 p.m. and at McNeese State on Saturday at 7 p.m.

Monday, November 9
Women’s Soccer, NCAA Selection Show Party, La Carreta, 6-8 p.m. (Selection Show to air on ESPN News at 7 p.m.)
Men’s and Women’s Basketball, “Full Court Fest”, University Center, 7 p.m.

Thursday, November 12
Volleyball, at Stephen F. Austin, Nacogdoches, Texas, 7 p.m.*

Friday, November 13
Women’s Soccer, NCAA Tournament First Round, TBA, TBA
Men’s Basketball, vs. University of Science and Arts (Okla.), University Center, 7 p.m. (KSLU)*
Women’s Basketball, at Ole Miss, Oxford, Miss., 3:30 p.m.

Saturday, November 14
Football, vs. Stephen F. Austin, Strawberry Stadium, 2 p.m. (KSLU) (SE Channel)*
Men’s Cross Country, at NCAA South Central Regionals, Waco, Texas, All Day
Volleyball, at McNeese State, Lake Charles, 2 p.m.*

Sunday, November 15
Women’s Soccer, NCAA Tournament Second Round, TBA, TBA

Southeastern home events in bold
* - Southland Conference event

   News from Faculty Excellence
Who should attend walk-in clinics for Bb 9? Faculty wanting assistance moving course materials from Bb 7 to Bb 9. Help is scheduled Nov. 9-12, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., Tinsley Hall, room 103 - Technology Coordinators from the Center for Faculty Excellence will be available to assist you with exporting course materials from Bb 7 and importing them in to Bb 9.  Please note: These clinics are not Blackboard 9 training.  The Center for Faculty Excellence will resume training in January 2010.

United Way - The United Way campaign is rolling along!  We have 15 units that have already reached 100%!  As we prepare for a wonderful Thanksgiving with family and friends, please think of those who may need a helping hand.  Chances are you or someone you know has been helped by United Way.

Take 5! - Were you involved in a service-learning and/or civic engagement project during the 2008-2009 academic year? If so, please take 5 minutes to complete a brief survey at the link below.

   News from Extended Studies

Microsoft Word 2007 Advanced
The course teaches the core features and functions of Microsoft Word 2007- Advanced Level. The two-evening workshop begins Tuesday, Nov. 17. 
Instant Piano for Busy People
In just one enjoyable evening, students will learn enough secrets of the trade to make piano playing a part of their life. The one-day workshop is Wednesday, Nov. 18.
Microsoft Word 2007 Advanced
The course teaches the core features and functions of Microsoft Word 2007- Advanced Level. The two evening workshop begins Tuesday, Nov. 17. 
Microsoft Publisher 2007 Beginner
The course teaches the core features and functions of Microsoft Publisher- Beginner Level. The one-day workshop is Wednesday, Nov. 18.
Adobe Photoshop for Photography Intermediate
The course teaches the core features and functions of Adobe Photoshop- Intermediate Level. The one-day workshop is Wednesday, Nov. 18. 
Microsoft Word 2007 Advanced
The course teaches the core features and functions of Microsoft Word 2007- Advanced Level. The two-evening workshop begins Tuesday, Nov. 17. 
Microsoft Publisher 2007 Beginner
The course teaches the core features and functions of Microsoft Publisher- Beginner Level. The one-day workshop is Wednesday, Nov. 18.

To register or for further details on these and any non-credit courses that are available through Extended Studies please visit:
Hammond-         Mandeville-   Walker-

   Professional Activities
   Dr. Michael Beauvais (Industrial Technology) recently completed a second two-day industrial training session in Lafayette, using the advanced features of Autodesk® Inventor® manufacturing software.  Inventor is a flexible, digital prototyping product for 3D mechanical design, product simulation, tooling creation, and design communication. Beauvais said students get extremely excited about seeing their concepts and designs materialize right in front of them. Beauvais' participation in the workshops was funded by a Center for Faculty Excellence Faculty Professional Development Grant. While in Lafayette, Beauvais also attended the Louisiana Gas and Oil International Exposition, visiting with industrial suppliers, manufacturers and service companies.  Several companies expressed interest in visiting Southeastern, speaking to our students and recruiting them for positions in their companies.    
   William B. Robison (History and Political Science)  presented a lecture, “Misers, Lechers, Zealots, and Virgins: The Tudor Kings and Queens on Film,” to a workshop sponsored by the Renaissance Living History Center for school teachers and Louisiana Renaissance Festival cast members on Saturday, Oct. 24; concluded a six-week Louisiana Endowment for the Humanities Readings in Literature and Culture (RELIC) program, “Elizabeth I of England and Her Times,” at the Ascension Parish Library—Gonzales Branch on Tuesday, Oct. 27; delivered a lecture, “Pagans, Piety, and Pumpkins: The Horrifying, Holy, and Horticultural History of Halloween,” as part of his “Gods and Monsters, Wars and Women” series for the St. Tammany Parish Library at the Covington Branch on Wednesday, Oct. 28; and presented “The Wrath of the King: Henry VIII, Cardinal Wolsey, and the Surrey Justices in Star Chamber” for the “Then and Now” Fanfare History and Politics Lecture Series on Friday, Oct. 30.      
   Herb Holloway (Southeastern Business Research Center) presented “Booze and Blues: A Fiscal and Economic Analysis of Repealing the Blue Laws in a Small Louisiana Town” on Oct. 18 at the 63rd Annual Association for University Business and Economic Research (AUBER) Conference in Austin, Tex.  Herb presented highlights of the approach utilized and results from a recent analysis completed for the Town Council of Franklinton, La., which is considering changing the town’s regulations to allow Sunday package liquor sales and on-premises consumption of alcohol at restaurants.
   Mike Asoodeh (Chief Information Officer) and David Wekesa Khasenye’s  paper titled “Power Management of a PV Solar - Savonius Wind Hybrid Powered Illumination System Using the Arduino Microcontroller” was accepted as an ATMAE, formerly NAIT, 2009 Conference Proceedings Paper after peer-review. Of 43 paper submissions, 19 were accepted, for an acceptance rate of 44%. The paper was ranked as the top paper in the “EECT Energy Issues” track and was submitted to the “Best Conference Proceedings Paper” process, and the winner will be announced at the 2009 ATMAE Conference Awards Banquet on Nov. 13. The paper was the result of David’s ISAT Graduate Research Project directed by Mike Asoodeh of CSIT.
   Dr. Jay Martin (History) co-presented with Andrea White (Louisiana Division of Archaeology) a paper entitled “The Tchefuncte River Light Station” at the Southeastern Archaeological Conference Nov. 6 in Mobile, Ala. The presentation detailed the 2009 archaeological excavations at the Tchefuncte River Lighthouse sponsored by the Lake Pontchartrain Basin Maritime Museum as a hands-on learning opportunity for Southeastern students (Cultural Resource Management/History) with support from volunteer faculty (History/Biology).
   Dr. Natasha Whitton (English) presented a paper at the annual South Central Modern Language Association conference, held in Baton Rouge in October. Her paper entitled “A Writer in Exile: Valerie Martin and Post-Katrina New Orleans” grew from the community read program sponsored by the English Department and the Tennessee Williams Festival when Martin came to campus in 2008.
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