ByLion--October 5


Homecoming next week

Faculty/Staff Cook-off

Phi Kappa Phi Quiz Bowl

Flu program Wednesday

Alpha Phi Sigma inductee

Wooden Boat Festival this weekend

Fanfare this week

PPR Training

Service contracts change

This Week in Performing Arts

This Week in Athletics

Faculty Excellence News

Extended Studies News

Professional Activities

   Homecoming just a week away!

Southeastern will celebrate Homecoming Oct. 12-17 with the theme “Roomie’s Got Game.”
     The Alumni Association and the university welcome all alumni and friends with a week of spirited activities capped by tailgating, reunions, a parade and football action in Strawberry Stadium.
     Since Homecoming Week 2009 falls during October, campus visitors can also take part in a variety of events included in Fanfare, the university’s annual festival of the arts, humanities and sciences. A complete Fanfare schedule is available at
     Homecoming Week will offer a number of time-honored favorites, such as the Gumbo Ya Ya fest for students, campus and community decorating contests, including a kid’s shoebox “game” decorating contest, an alumni art exhibit, a golf tournament, and the FE-Lions’ Homecoming luncheon.

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   Faculty and Staff Celebrate Homecoming at Roomie’s Got Game Tailgating Cook-offCooking contestCooking contest
All Southeastern faculty and staff are invited to participate in the “Roomie’s Got Game” Tailgating Cook-off, sponsored by the Alumni Association, as a part of the Homecoming 2009 Festivities.
     The Cook-off will be Friday, Oct. 16 at noon in the Student Union commons, located outside of Career Services. Participants should prepare their best tailgate food item and be set up by 11:45 a.m. for judging. Entries will be judged on taste, originality and presentation.    
     Participants are strongly encouraged to consider the homecoming theme, “Roomie’s Got Game” when planning entries and table decorations. All entries must be original recipes.  Prizes will be awarded in two categories: sweet and savory. This year participants will also have the chance to judge each other’s dishes, and one recipient will receive the “Golden Spoon” award based on the scores given by their fellow participants.  
     To enter a dish, please email Amanda Robbins at by Monday, Oct. 12. Please include the following information in your email: name, dish, category (sweet or savory) and the department you are representing. Remember, your display should include the name of your dish.

   Phi Kappa Phi Quiz Bowl
The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi is inviting faculty teams to join in the Homecoming Quiz Bowl competition. “We can accept two more faculty teams,” said Quiz Bowl coordinator and PKP secretary Joan Faust. “So get your team members together and join us on Tuesday, Oct. 13.”
     She said that once again there will be prizes for the first place faculty and student teams, second place teams, and consolation prizes to all who participate. To obtain a registration form, contact Faust at room 392 D Vickers or visit We hope you join us for another afternoon of camaraderie and love of learning.

   Influenza Program scheduled October 7
The regional unit of the Louisiana Office of Public Health will conduct an influenza information program on the campus of Southeastern Louisiana University Wednesday, Oct. 7.
     Scheduled for 9:30 – 11:30 a.m. in the Student Union mall, the program will feature medical and health officials from the Office of Public Health armed with information about the H1N1 influenza and the annual seasonal flu.
     The event is the latest in an effort by the university to keep students aware of possible symptoms associated with influenza.

   Darbonne inducted into Alpha Phi Sigma Jessica Darbonne
Jessica Helen Darbonne, a graduate student in the Masters of Science in Applied Sociology program, was honored in September as a new inductee into the Iota-Nu chapter of Alpha Phi Sigma, a national criminal justice honor society. 
     Alpha Phi Sigma was established in 1942 by Dr. Vivian Anderson Leonard and, since that time, has recognized academic excellence in criminal justice among undergraduate, graduate and juris doctorate students.  The Department of Sociology and Criminal Justice congratulates Jessica for her academic excellence.

   Wooden Boat Festival this weekend
The Lake Pontchartrain Basin Maritime Museum will present the 20th annual Madisonville Wooden Boat Festival along the banks of the Tchefuncte River in Madisonville Saturday and Sunday.
     Sponsored by Chevron, the festival includes entertainment on two stages, the Classic Car Cruise-In, Children’s Village and the ever-popular Quick ‘n Dirty Boat Building Contest. Artist and Southeastern faculty member Karin Eberhardt has created the 2009 festival poster, which will be on sale at the festival. Assisting at the festival are Southeastern biology and cultural resource management students.
     For more information and a complete schedule call the museum at 985-845-9200 or go online to


Coming up this week at Fanfare …
The 9th annual International House of Blues Foundation Art Exhibit, a Shakespeare classic, an incredible Louisiana fiddle player, and a musical fairy tale starring local children are just some of the events providing the opening flourish for the 24th season of Fanfare, Southeastern’s annual October arts festival. (For more information, visit
Oct. 5-30
      International House of Blues Foundation Student Exhibit, 11 a.m.-4 p.m., Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, Columbia Theatre lobby. Free
     Monday, Oct. 5
      Auditions: Missoula Children's Theatre's The Princess and the Pea, 4 p.m., Columbia Theatre Conference Center. Free
      Then and Now Lecture: Samantha Perez and Joshua Robin, "Louisiana’s Lost Treasure: The Islenos (documentary film)," 7 p.m., Lake Pontchartrain Basin Maritime Museum, 133 Mabel Drive, Madisonville. Free
     Tuesday, Oct. 6
      Foreign Film: Woyzeck (German with English subtitles), 5 p.m., Student Union Theatre. Free
     Wednesday, Oct. 7
      Then and Now Lecture: Gerard Helferich, "Alexander von Humboldt and the Latin American Journey That Changed the Way We See the World," 1 p.m., Pottle Music Building Auditorium. Free
      Opening reception: Three exhibits (Michael Krueger: Full Metal Journals, Susan Johnson: Paintings, Drawings and Prints, and Art and the World, 5-7 p.m., Contemporary Art Gallery. (Exhibits open through Nov. 13, weekdays, 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m.; Wednesdays until 8 p.m.). Free.
      Doug Kershaw, Louisiana’s Ragin’ Cajun fiddler, 7:30 p.m., Columbia Theatre for the Performing Arts. Tickets: $37, Orchestra; $41, Loge; and $33, Balcony.
     Wednesday, Oct. 7-Saturday, Oct. 10
      7:30 p.m., Southeastern Theatre: William Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Vonnie Borden Theatre. Tickets: $10, general admission; $6, senior citizens, Southeastern faculty, staff, alumni; $5 non-Southeastern students; Southeastern students free with I.D. 
     Friday, Oct. 10
      Missoula Children's Theatre: The Princess and the Pea, 7:30 p.m., Columbia Theatre. Tickets: $15, adults; $13, senior citizens, Southeastern faculty, staff, alumni; $11, non-Southeastern students; $8, Southeastern students. 
     Saturday, Oct. 10
      Read to the Beat, Hammond Library 10 a.m. Free

Up next … an award-winning pianist and independent scholar, a theatrical adaptation of a critically-acclaimed novel, and “the world’s funniest guitar virtuoso,” headline the second week of Fanfare, Southeastern's October celebration of the arts.

   PPR Training for Employees
A brief training program on the Performance Planning and Review (PPR) process will be offered to classified employees on Thursday, Oct. 8, from 9:30 - 11 a.m. in the Human Resources Office Conference Room. Topics to be covered include the PPR rating system and its factors, planning sessions, and timetables of which employees should be aware. 
     The training will help classified employees better understand the process which is used in evaluating their performance.  Classified employees planning to attend should get their supervisor's permission and register by emailing Jan Ortego at or by phoning extension 5771.
   Buyer Change for Service Contracts
Procurement Specialist Deborah Wickham resigned her position on Sept. 29, 2009.  Effective immediately, you should select PROFSERVICES for the BUYER under Requisition Defaults in the PeopleSoft Financial System when entering a requisition for personal, professional, consulting or social services.
     As a reminder, the service contract and all supporting documents must be scanned and attached to the requisition at any dollar amount.  If the contract exceeds $2,000, then the service contract with an actual, non-facsimile signature must be forwarded to Purchasing to secure the final signature by the Provost, Vice Presidents or President.

     If you need assistance or have a question concerning personal, professional, consulting or social services, then contact Ed Gautier by email or by phone at extension 2064.

   Coming up in the performing arts...
 October 19
   Opera/Music Theatre Workshop, “75th Anniversary Gala,” featuring workshop stars past and present, and dedicated to long-time workshop director, Scharmal Schrock. More than 80 alumni will join current students to present solos, scenes and choruses from favorite operas and Broadway musicals including “Die Fledermaus,” “The Tender Land,” “La Boheme,” “Carmen,” “Too Many Sopranos,” “South Pacific,” ‘The Music Man,” “Peter Pan” and many more. Conducted by Charles Effler. Columbia Theatre, 7:30 p.m. Ticket info at

 October 22
   Southeastern Wind Symphony, “Ride!” conducted by Glen Hemberger, with music by Hazo, Holst, Grainger, Ticheli, Whitacre and Berlioz. Columbia Theatre, 7:30 p.m. Ticket info at

 October 26
   Southeastern Chamber Orchestra, “75th Jubilation Showcase,” featuring classics and fun under the baton of Yakov Voldman. Music by Mozart and Brahmsm plus a selection of captivating waltzes, polkas, gallops and marches by Johann Strauss. Columbia Theatre, 7:30 p.m. Ticket info at

 October 28
   Southeastern Concert Choir and Women’s Chorale, “Voices of Light -- A Choral Tradition,” conducted by Alissa Mercurio Rowe, and featuring choral music from the Renaissance to the present. First United Methodist Church, Hammond, 7:30 p.m. Free admission.

   This Week In Southeastern Athletics – October 5-11, 2009
The Southeastern football team will open Southland Conference play to highlight this week in Southland Conference Athletics.
     The Lions (2-2) will return from the bye and hit the road for a 2 p.m. contest at defending Southland champion Texas State in San Marcos, Texas. The game will be broadcast live in the Hammond area on KSLU-FM (90.9) and on the Internet at
     After opening the fall with a win at the Sam Hall Intercollegiate, the men’s golf team returns to the links on Monday, opening play at the Louisiana Tech/Squire Creek Invitational in Choudrant. The tournament runs through Tuesday.
     The volleyball team (6-8, 2-1 SLC) will return home for the first time in over a month for a pair of Southland matches this week. On Thursday, the Lady Lions welcome McNeese State to the University Center for a 7 p.m. match. Stephen F. Austin comes to Hammond on Saturday for a 2 p.m. contest.
     The women’s soccer team (7-3, 1-0 SLC) will look to extend its four-match winning streak when it heads to Texas for a pair of Southland matches. Southeastern will start the trip in Huntsville, Texas for a 7 p.m. match at Sam Houston State on Friday. Stephen F. Austin awaits Southeastern on Sunday at 1 p.m. in Nacogdoches, Texas.
     The Southeastern men’s and women’s cross country teams will compete in their final tune-up for the Southland Conference Championships this week. The Lions and Lady Lions head to Clinton, Miss. on Saturday to participate in the Watson Ford Invitational at 8:30 a.m.

Monday, October 5
Men’s Golf, at Louisiana Tech/Squire Creek Invitational, Choudrant, All Day

Tuesday, October 6
Men’s Golf, at Louisiana Tech/Squire Creek Invitational, Choudrant, All Day

Thursday, October 8
Volleyball, vs. McNeese State, University Center, 7 p.m.*

Friday, October 9
Women’s Soccer, at Sam Houston State, Huntsville, Texas, 7 p.m.*

Saturday, October 10
Football, at Texas State, San Marcos, Texas, 2 p.m. (KSLU)*
Volleyball, vs. Stephen F. Austin, University Center, 2 p.m.*
Men’s and Women’s Cross Country, at Watson Ford Invitational, Clinton, Miss., 8:30 a.m.

Sunday, October 11
Women’s Soccer, at Stephen F. Austin, Nacogdoches, Texas, 2 p.m.*

Southeastern home events in bold
*Southland Conference event

   News from the Center for Faculty Excellence

Lyceum Lights - Tuesday, Oct. 13, 12:30-1:30 p.m.
Our special Homecoming session will be:  ‘Roomie’s Got Game’ and so do our faculty!  Join us as we feature Dr. Michael Jones, Associate Professor of Marketing, 2009 winner of the President’s Award for Teaching Excellence.  There will be a $5 charge for lunch, payable at the door.  This luncheon will be held at Twelve Oaks, Southeastern Louisiana University.  Reservations required, RSVP the Center by 10/8, Phone(985) 549- 5791 or email  
    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

Blackboard 9 Workshops:
Southeastern has installed Blackboard 9 and is currently running a pilot.  The entire campus will be moving to Blackboard 9 starting January 2010.  In preparation for the new application, faculty can obtain training from The Center for Faculty Excellence. 

This week’s workshops:
Getting Started - Monday, Oct. 5, 10-Noon OR Tuesday, Oct. 6, 1:30-3:30 p.m.
Design & Build - Wednesday, Oct. 7, 10:00-Noon 

Science and Religion Brown Bag Discussion - Thursday, Oct. 8, 12:30-1:30 p.m.

United Way Kick-off - The United Way campaign kicks off on Tuesday, Oct. 6. Thank you for all your help in the past!  We are looking forward to a great campaign again this year.  Each department has a communicator to help them reach 100% participation.  Watch for your pledge form from your communicator.

   News from Extended Studies

Extended Studies has a new Face
The Division of Extended Studies, formally Continuing Education, is pleased to announce that the Division not only has a new name, but it now has a new “face,” Facebook that is. Extended Studies invites everyone to become a fan of the Southeastern Division of Extended Studies fan page.

     The page will publicize upcoming events such as non-credit course offerings being held at all three locations including Hammond, Livingston and St. Tammany, as well as any other exciting events that are going on in the Division. Become a fan today at and stay informed. 

Extended Studies is pleased to announce that Zumba is back. Zumba infuses party fun into fitness. It is the latest in exercise trends! Zumba eliminates the “work” from working out by combining amazing, irresistible Latin and international music with dynamic, exciting, yet simple exercise moves, using its unique intermittent training format.
     The instructor is Sarah Clifton, a member of the Southeastern faculty with 22 years of experience in the fitness industry. Classes start in Hammond on Wednesday, Oct. 14. Classes are one night per week for five weeks. There will be no class on Nov. 11. Classes will be held in the KHS Dance Studio. 

Upcoming Course Offerings in Mandeville

Microsoft Word 2007- Advanced
Monday, Oct. 12 

Microsoft Powerpoint 2007- Beginner
Wednesday, Oct. 14 

Introduction to the Internet
Thursday, Oct. 15 

Basic Drawing
Thursday, Oct. 15

Basic Photography-Intermediate
Wednesday, Oct. 14

To register or for further details on these and any non-credit courses that are available through Extended Studies please visit:
St. Tammany-

   Professional Activities
     Dr. Samuel Hyde (History/Center for Southeast La. Studies) served as the featured speaker at the “Kick off the Celebration” event highlighting the approaching bicentennial of the West Florida Revolt in St. Francisville last week.  Hyde shared the stage with Secretary of State Jay Dardenne, State Representative John Bel Edwards and others as a crowd of more than 300 toasted the beginning of the bicentennial in honor of “The Old Republic.”  Southeastern has been named as the domicile for the bicentennial celebration by the Louisiana Legislature.  In the past two months Hyde has completed 11 speaking engagements in support of the bicentennial and his recent volume from Louisiana State University Press, A Wisconsin Yankee in Confederate Bayou Country, appearing before the Louisiana Police Jury Association, St. Tammany Parish Library Speakers Forum, and the Dept. of Wildlife and Fisheries banquet among other locations.
     Recent MBA graduate- Emilija Arnaudovska, MBA students Kelly Bankston, and Jana Simurkova and Dr. Mike Budden (Marketing) have had their article, “University Student Shopping Patterns: Internet vs. Brick and Mortar,” accepted for publication by the Journal of Applied Business Research.    
     Dr. Christina Merckx (Kinesiology and Health Studies) published “Homeland Security/Disaster Preparedness in Sport Facilities” in Sport and Criminal Behavior, a text edited by Drs. Jason and Jeff Lee and printed by Carolina Academic Press, Durham, North Carolina. The chapter focuses on terrorism in sports and the legal, financial, and readiness implications related to sport facilities and events.
     Dr. Kathleen Campbell (Educational Leadership & Technology) presented "Providing Professional Development for School Improvement" on Sept. 4, at the Archdiocese of New Orleans Catholic School system Annual Professional Development Day located in New Orleans.  Dr. Campbell presented two sessions to principals and assistant principals about how they might provide continuous and meaningful job embedded professional development for their faculty.
     Communication sciences and disorders (CSD) faculty published the following articles in the September 2009 issue of Asia Pacific Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing: Dr. Karen Lynch co-authored “Reading skills in an individual with aphasia: The usefulness of meaning-based clinical applications” with J.Damico, H. Damico, J. Tenowski, & J. Tetnowski (UL-Lafayette). 
Dr. Kathleen Abendroth co-authored “Catastrophic reactions of a child with an autism spectrum disorder: A social phenomenon” with J. Damico (UL-Lafayette) and “Interpreting finger-flapping in the reading behaviors of an individual with Asperger syndrome” with C. Herrera, S. Seeberger, & R. Nelson (UL-Lafayette).
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