ByLion--September 28


Fanfare Week One

Miss Southeastern 2010 crowned

Southeastern video wins award

Tangi Children Get in the Game

Former Lion in "Amazing Race"

Career Fair 2009

Wooden Boat Festival

"Growin' Local" airing on Channel

Outside Employment Reporting

This Week in Athletics

News from Extended Studies

News from the Library

News from Center for Faculty Excellence

Professional Activities

(1)Missoula Children's Theatre(2)Doug Kershaw(3)Guitare Louisiane


(1) Missoula presents the Princess and the Pea – Southeastern’s Fanfare will present the Missoula Children’s Theatre’s version of “The Princess and the Pea” Oct. 9, at 7:30 p.m. at the Columbia Theatre for the Performing Arts. Auditions for children in grades kindergarten through high school are Oct. 5, 4 p.m., in the Columbia Theatre Conference Center.

(2) Legendary Fiddle Player – Louisiana’s “Ragin’ Cajun” fiddler, Doug Kershaw, will perform Wednesday, Oct. 7, at 7:30 p.m. at the Columbia Theatre.

(3) Sunday with the Arts – Guitare Louisiane will present Fanfare’s first “Sunday With the Arts” concert Oct. 4, 3 p.m., at Hammond’s First United Methodist Church. From left are Matthew Aguilar, David Bryan, Patrick Kerber, and Matthew Spears.

   House of Blues Art Exhibit, Missoula Auditions, the fiddling “Ragin’ Cajun” and Shakespeare drama highlight Fanfare’s first week 
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.
     Fanfare’s first full week also includes performances by an acclaimed guitar ensemble, a lecture about the Latin American journey, a German film, a documentary film about a lost Louisiana treasure and the opening reception for three art exhibits. The week kicks off with Fanfare community partner events in Hungarian Settlement and Ponchatoula.
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(1)Miss Southeastern 2010 Lacey Sanchez(2)Lacey Sanchez Miss Southeastern 2010

(1) LACEY SANCHEZ WINS 2010 SOUTHEASTERN CROWN -- Southeastern’s new Miss Southeastern, Lacey Sanchez of Baton Rouge, receives her crown from her predecessor, Jessica Poumaroux, also from Baton Rouge. Photo credit: Esther Ellis

(2) MISS SOUTHEASTERN 2010 – Lacey Sanchez waves excitedly to the crowd after being crowned Miss Southeastern 2010 Saturday night. Sponsored by Campus Activities Board, the pageant is affiliated with the Miss American pageant system. Photo credit: Rande Robinson

   Lacey Sanchez wins Miss Southeastern Crown
Southeastern Louisiana University biology major Lacey Sanchez of Baton Rouge has been chosen Miss Southeastern 2010.
     Sanchez received her crown from Miss Southeastern 2009 Jessica Poumaroux of Baton Rouge at the annual pageant Sept. 26 at Southeastern’s Pottle Music Building Auditorium. Sponsored by the Campus Activities Board, the Miss Southeastern pageant is affiliated with the Miss America Pageant system.

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   Southeastern Video wins award as Top Environmental Documentary
A Southeastern-produced video has been named “Best Environmental Documentary” in both national and international competitions by the New York International Independent Film and Video Festival.
      “American Crisis, American Shame: The National Consequence of Coastal Erosion,” a co-production of the Center for Southeast Louisiana Studies and the Southeastern Channel, will be officially recognized at a ceremony in New York Oct. 22 prior to the festival’s second screening of the documentary. The documentary was also screened at the festival’s Los Angeles showing last July.
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   Tangi Children Get In the Game- Alumni Sponsors Homecoming Decorating Contest
Southeastern Alumni Association is sponsoring a decorating competition for children ages 6-13 to celebrate Homecoming 2009. Children can show off their talents by creating and decorating a shoebox “game” using this year’s Homecoming theme, “Southeastern’s Got Game.”   The “game” does not have to be playable.
     Prizes will be awarded within each age category (6-7 year olds, 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. Entry forms are also being distributed through the local school system.
     “Games” and entry forms should be brought to the Southeastern Alumni Center on or before Monday, Oct. 12, at 4:30 p.m. Winners will be announced on Wednesday, Oct. 14.
     All of our little Lions are encouraged to participate! Have fun creating your game and don’t forget Southeastern’s mascot, Roomie. For more information, please e-mail Amanda Robbins at

   Ex-Lion Lofton set to travel the world in “Amazing Race”
Herbert Lang and Nathaniel "Nate" LoftonFormer Southeastern men’s basketball standout and current Harlem Globetrotter Nate Lofton, pictured on the right, is part of the cast for CBS’ reality show, “The Amazing Race 15,” which premiered last night.
     Lofton, a New Orleans native who keyed Southeastern’s run to a pair Southland Conference regular-season championships and the school’s first-ever appearance in the NCAA Championships in 2005, is teamed with current Globetrotter teammate and former Centenary standout Herbert Lang.

     The 6-foot-9 Lofton, who lettered at Southeastern from 2003-05, was twice named first-team All-Southland Conference and was a two-time All-NABC District 8 selection. He led the Lions in rebounds both seasons, including 10.9 in 2004-05.
     After helping lead Southeastern to a 20-9 record and a share of the Southland Conference title in 2003-04, Lofton helped Southeastern to a 24-9 record and a win over Northwestern State in the championship game of the 2005 Southland Conference Tournament.
     Lofton ranks third in school history in field goal percentage (56.9) and blocked shots (99), is eighth in steals (104) and ninth in total rebounds (553).
     In the 15th edition of the Emmy-winning series, 12 teams will cross eight countries in 21 days, with the winning duo claiming a $1 million prize.


Career Fair 2009


Career Fair 2009 – Mary Jean Russell, left, a managing director for Prudential Insurance Company, discusses the advantages of working for the company with Southeastern alumnus Lisa Carter, center, and senior Dionne Butler. More than 100 potential employers and area graduate schools participated in Southeastern’s annual Career Fair held in the Pennington Student Activity Center on Sept. 23.








Wooden Boat Festival scheduled
The Lake Pontchartrain Basin Maritime Museum will present the 20th annual Madisonville Wooden Boat Festival along the banks of the Tchefuncte River in Madisonville Oct. 10-11.
     “The festival is a celebration of what makes maritime Louisiana great,” says Jay Martin, museum executive director.
     Sponsored by Chevron, the festival will include 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


‘Growin’ Local’ airing on Channel
“Growin’ Local,” the latest episode of the Southeastern Channel’s award-winning series “Backyard Wonders” that explores the benefits of buying and eating locally-grown foods, is airing on the Southeastern Channel for the next several weeks at 8:30 a.m. Tuesdays, 8 p.m. Wednesdays, and 8 p.m. Mondays.
     Hosted by biology professor Robert Moreau, the show is designed to make viewers more aware of the importance of local foods to area communities and their economies, as well as for their own health and well-being. In the episode, Moreau visits an array of locales, including a farmer’s market, a “pick-your-own” farm, an urban farm, a local organic grocer, and a residential backyard full of chickens.
     The Southeastern Channel can be seen on Charter Cable Channel 18 in Tangipahoa, St. Tammany and Livingston parishes and on Channel 17 in Washington Parish. Its live 24-7 Webcast can be viewed at


Outside Employment Reporting for FY 2009
Full-time faculty and staff are required to report outside employment annually.  An outside employment form for the year beginning July 1, 2009, should be completed in Blackboard by following these step-by-step instructions:
     1. Click on the Blackboard name on the bottom of the Southeastern Home Page. 
     2. On the left hand side of the page click on the log-in button .
     3. Enter your user name (W#, with the W) and your email password, and then click Login.
     4. In the center panel, click on 301007, Outside Employment Policy, HR.  The numbers 01, 02, 03, 04, 05 or 06 represent your section. Example:  301007_ 04: Outside Employment Policy, HR sec 04.
     5.  On the left of the page, click on each of these topics to open and read:
  Announcements (open on this page)
  Faculty Information
  Important Message from the President
  Disclosure of Outside Employment Policy
  Employees with NO Outside Employment
  Employees who DO HAVE Outside Employment
  Policy Acknowledgement

Employees with NO Outside Employment:
     1. Click on the topic entitled “Employees with NO Outside Employment”.
     2. Follow directions, first clicking on the last topic “Policy Acknowledgement”.
     3. On the Policy Acknowledgement page, click on the link.
     4. Click OK.
     5. In the box under question 1, type in the words do not.
     6. Click on Submit in the right hand corner and a box will appear asking you to confirm your submission. 
     7. Click OK.
     8. Your assessment confirmation will display.
     9. Click OK in the right hand corner to review your results.
     10. You have completed the process and may click on Logout at the top of the page.

Employees who DO HAVE Outside Employment:
     1. Click on the topic entitled “Employees who DO HAVE Outside Employment”.
     2. Follow directions by clicking on Documents.
     3. Click on the link to the Outside Employment Form and instructions for completing the form. 
     4. Print both and follow the directions for completing and forwarding the form to the appropriate person.
     5. Logout to exit Blackboard.
If you have any questions regarding outside employment or completing the form, please call Rissie Cook at (985) 549-2347.  If you have any questions regarding accessing the form, please call Jan Ortego at (985) 549-5771.

   This Week In Southeastern Athletics – September 28-October 4, 2009

The Southeastern women’s soccer and volleyball teams will compete in Southland Conference matches during this week in Southeastern Athletics.

     Winners of its last three matches, the women’s soccer team (6-3) will open Southland Conference play this week. The Lady Lions will close out a season-long five-match home stand on Sunday, hosting Nicholls at 1 p.m. at the Southeastern Soccer Complex.

     The volleyball team (5-7, 1-0 SLC) will look to build on its 3-1 win at Nicholls in the Southland opener. The Lady Lions will head to Northwestern State on Thursday for a 7 p.m. match in Natchitoches. On Saturday, Southeastern will take on Central Arkansas in a 2 p.m. match in Conway, Ark.

     The Southeastern women’s tennis team will open up its 2009 fall schedule this week. The Lady Lions will be in Lafayette to compete in the UL Invitational. The tournament runs Friday through Sunday.

Thursday, October 1
Volleyball, at Northwestern State, Natchitoches, 7 p.m.*

Friday, October 2
Women’s Tennis, at UL Invitational, Lafayette, All Day

Saturday, October 3
Volleyball, at Central Arkansas, Conway, Ark., 2 p.m.*
Women’s Tennis, at UL Invitational, Lafayette, All Day

Sunday, October 4
Women’s Soccer, vs. Nicholls, Southeastern Soccer Complex, 1 p.m.*
Women’s Tennis, at UL Invitational, Lafayette, All Day

Southeastern home events in bold
* - Southland Conference contest

   News from Extended Studies

Financial Strategies for Retirement
With financial independence, retirement can be the most fulfilling time of your life. This class covers money management concepts and issues that are important to people at or near retirement.  By condensing up-to-date financial information into three classroom sessions, the seminar gives you answers you need. Classes start in Hammond on Tuesday, Oct. 13. Classes are one night per week for three weeks.

Microsoft Excel 2007- Beginner
Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to: explore the Microsoft Excel 2007 environment, create a basic worksheet and modify a worksheet. This class is a one-day workshop in Hammond on Wednesday, Oct. 14. 

Web Design with XHTML, HTML, and CSS Level 1
This course will examine the basics of foundational Web technology and students will create their own functioning Web pages using markup language such as HTML, XHTML, and CSS and using text, graphics, and data tables. This class is a one- day workshop in Hammond on Friday, Oct. 16. 

Digital Photography Basics
Want to take great digital photographs? Great photography starts with understanding the mechanics of your digital camera. Students will learn how digital cameras work by understanding file formats, exposure, program modes, aperture, shutter speeds, lighting, and great shooting techniques. Bring your own digital camera to class. Classes start at the Livingston Parish Literacy and Technology Center in Walker on Monday, Sept. 28, and on Monday, Oct. 26. Classes are one night per week for four weeks.

Introduction to the Internet
Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to: Explore Internet Explorer 7.0, browse websites using Internet Explorer 7.0, acquire and manage information from the Web, communicate with other online users over the Web, and configure the security and privacy settings in Internet Explorer 7.0. Classes start at the Livingston Parish Literacy and Technology Center in Walker on Wednesday, Sept. 30 and also on Thursday, Oct. 15. Classes are a one day workshop for six hours.

Hammond and Walker
Introduction to Elementary Spanish
This course is an introduction to the Spanish language and culture that explores the basic grammatical structure of the Spanish language. Students will work on their reading, writing, listening, and speaking skills. Emphasis is placed on oral communication and classroom interaction. Classes start in Hammond on Wednesday, Sept. 30 and Nov. 4 and at the Literacy and Technology Center in Walker on Tuesday, Sept. 29. Classes are one night per week for five weeks.

     To register or further details on these and any non-credit courses available in Hammond, St. Tammany or Walker, visit

     Extended Studies is now taking proposals for Spring and Summer 2010 non-credit courses. For more information about growing with us, call 549-2301 or email

   News from the Library
Each September since 1982, the American Library Association has celebrated Banned Books Week, which promotes "the freedom to choose or the freedom to express one's opinion even if that opinion might be considered unorthodox or unpopular.” 

     Using humorous parodies of classic science fiction movie posters and other colorful visual elements, Sims  Memorial Library has created a unique display, "The Day the Books Were Banned," to inform and educate the Southeastern community about banned and challenged books.  According to ALA, the annual celebration reminds Americans "not to take this precious freedom for granted." The exhibit will run from Sept. 28 through Oct. 31 on the second floor of the Library. Come view the display and celebrate your right to read!

   News from the Center for Faculty Excellence:

Call for Proposals - Deadline TODAY

The Center for Faculty Excellence announces 2009-10 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.  Both can be found at:
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.  Call the Center for more information.

   Professional Activities
     An article entitled, “College Students’ Attitudes and Responses to the Current Economy and Implications for Marketing Managers,” by graduate students Lauren Gray, Michelle Lamanette, and Alberto Silva and Dr. Michael Budden (Marketing) appears in the September issue of the American Journal of Business Education.
     Dr. Stuart Stewart and Karen E. Powell (Louisiana Campus Compact) and Dr. Julie Gill and Mr. Rob McNamara (LSU at Alexandria) presented “Extending Student and Community Services Through Service-Learning” at the 35th annual meeting of the Louisiana Colleges and University Student Personnel Administrators in Alexandria on Sept. 22.
     Sharon C. Hoffman (Educational Leadership and Technology) presented “America’s Twentieth Century Education System and Pivotal Events: A Mutual Shaping” at the annual meeting of the organization of educational historians in Chicago, Illinois Sept. 18-19.  Dr. Hoffman also chaired a presentation session on civic learning and manual training education.
     Francis Broussard (English Dept.) gave a seminar on the archaeology and Indian culture of the Abita Springs area at the Abita Springs Museum on Sept. 20. He will also be leading discussions over a period of six weeks, beginning on Oct. 7 and ending on Nov. 11, from 6-8 p.m., at the Abita Springs Library. The program is “Native American Culture in the Southeastern United States,” part of the RELIC series sponsored by the Louisiana Endowment for the Humanities.
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