IN THIS ISSUE ...
1) PRESIDENT'S MEDAL WINNERS - Southeastern presented the President's Awards for Excellence, the university’s highest faculty and staff honors, at the annual fall faculty/staff convocation on Friday. Southeastern President John L. Crain, far right, congratulated the recipients, from left, Debra Dolliver, Department of Chemistry, teaching; Jeffrey Bell, Department of History and Political Science, research; Richard Schwartz, Department of Music and Performing Arts, artistic activity; Lillian Stiegler, Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders, faculty service; and Duane Donald, coordinator of special projects at Southeastern, service by unclassified staff.
2) MAURINS ENDOW PROFESSORSHIP - Southeastern recognized a new endowed professorship at the annual fall faculty/staff convocation on Friday. Wendy Lauderdale, vice president for university advancement, left, and President John L. Crain, right, presented a plaque to Jimmy Maurin to commemorate the establishment of the Lillie Abels Maurin Endowed Professorship in Secondary Education.
TWENTY FIVE YEAR SERVICE AWARD RECIPIENTS - Southeastern recognized faculty and staff for 25 years of service to the university. Each recipient received a medallion which may be worn with academic regalia or displayed as a symbol of dedication and service to the university. From left are Martie Fellom, William Font, Rebecca Hite, Tannie Isaac, Martin Kearney, Denise Lee, Roxanne McHodgkins, Yolanda Jean Urick, and President John L. Crain.
THIRTY YEAR SERVICE AWARD RECIPIENTS - At the Convocation, Southeastern recognized those individuals whose careers at Southeastern span 30 years. Each recipient received a watch in honor of their service. Pictured from left are, Joan Barron, Donald Bell, Edward Gautier, Larry Jackson, Cynthia Logan, Jackie Dale Thomas, Anne Wilbourne., and John L. Crain.
3) THIRTY FIVE YEAR AWARD RECIPIENTS - Judith Calmes, left, and Linda Munchausen were honored Friday with a wooden chime clock for 35 years of service to the university. Congratulating them is President Crain.
4) FORTY YEAR AWARD RECIPIENTS - Mary Linton, far left, Dorothy Reid and James Walter stand with President Crain after being recognized for 40 years of service and dedication to the university. Each honoree received either a Southeastern blazer or a crystal lion statue.
Students begin college career with Traditions at Southeastern
Southeastern Louisiana University students will have the opportunity to begin a new semester getting to know their peers and all that the university has to offer thanks to some new “Traditions.”
“Traditions provides new and returning students with various programming and information to assist them in making Southeastern their home away from home,” said Vice President for Academic Affairs Marvin Yates. “Students have the opportunity through Traditions to get to know each other and the campus and become comfortable with the routine of campus life.”
“Students who become engaged with their institution early in their college careers generally perform better academically and socially,” said President John L. Crain. “We see this as a way of engaging new and returning students at Southeastern.”
Ron Brooks has been appointed manager of the Southeastern Bookstore, which is now managed by Texas Book Company. With over 20 years experience in retail management, Brooks comes to Southeastern from Baton Rouge Community College where he headed bookstore operations for the past three years. He has also worked at Lone Star College in Houston. Brooks previously served as a general manager and store manager for Oshman's Supersports stores in Houston and Austin.
Southeastern’s ‘Lionpawlooza’ part of Hot August Night
Southeastern’s football fan day and traditional pep rally at downtown Hammond’s Hot August Night on Friday (August 20) will include the second annual Lionpawlooza, a celebration culminating the university’s Traditions Week. The pep rally, which launches the start of the Lions football season, will start at 6:30 p.m. Coaches, cheerleaders, student-athletes and Southeastern’s Spirit of the Southland Band will lead the rally on the stage in front of La Caretta Restaurant.
Across the street on the Regions Bank grounds, Southeastern will host a village of tables and tents until 7:30 p.m., featuring music by KSLU 90.9, pictures with Roomie, autograph signing by student-athletes, and information on Cub Club, the Alumni Association and the Southeastern Development Foundation’s Project Friendship.
In addition the Southeastern Bookstore will have the latest Lion gear available for purchase, and a special Southeastern Spirit Spin prize wheel guarantees a prize to anyone who takes a turn. T-shirts supporting the Lions football team’s Children of the Gulf initiative will also be available for purchase.
Southeastern’s Columbia Theatre for the Performing Arts, located at 220 E. Thomas Street, will show the 1960s hit “Beach Blanket Bingo” as a part of the Hot August Night activities. Tickets for the 8 p.m. screening are $7 and will be on sale at the theatre box office.
Fall 2010 Part-Time Job Fair (Thursday, Aug. 26, 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., Student Union Mall)
-An informal recruiting event intended to assist currently enrolled students with part-time employment
-40 to 50 employers engaging with students and accepting applications on the spot
Career Fair 2010 (Thursday, Sept. 23, 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., Pennington Student Activity Center)
-A formal recruiting event intended to assist students and alumni with post-graduation employment and internships
-125 to 150 employers in formal discussions with students and alumni leading to formal interviews
Career Services requests assistance in the following ways:
1. Promotion of both events directly to Southeastern students and alumni by any means possible. They specifically ask faculty to make note of these events on class syllabi, encouraging students to participate, with a particular emphasis on seniors attending and actively participating in Career Fair 2010!
2. Providing any employer leads you may know of or come across. With the job market in such an uncertain state, we are boosting our efforts to obtain commitments from employers to participate in these important events, but it is definitely an uphill battle at this time. Please let us know of any employer leads and we will gladly follow up to encourage their participation
For any questions, comments, or to provide Career Services’ staff with employer leads, please contact them at firstname.lastname@example.org or 2121. More information can be found about both events, as well as other services provided by the Office of Career Services, at www.selu.edu/career.
Universities receive awards for service-learning
On Monday, August 9, the University of Louisiana System recognized each of its eight universities for outstanding service-learning efforts over the past four years. The awards program was part of a capstone conference in Baton Rouge celebrating the end of a $1.2 million federal grant.
“Service-learning is one of the best examples of how campus-community partnerships enrich both parties in ways you cannot easily measure. The work that has taken place over the past four years is admirable and worthy of recognition,” said UL System Board of Supervisors Chair Winfred Sibille who presented the awards.
In 2006, the UL System received a $1.2 million grant from the Corporation for National Community Service’s Learn and Serve America division. The focus of the grant program was to implement service-learning programs at the eight universities for hurricane recovery and disaster preparedness.
Over the four years, 79 campus projects engaged a total of 15,377 college students; 1,049 faculty and staff and 405 community partners in 143,886 hours of service.
Projects infused community service with classroom work in the following areas: agriculture, architecture, communications, education/mentoring, environmental sciences, family and consumer sciences, fine arts, foreign language, health and exercise science, historic preservation, information technology, mathematics and science, nursing, social sciences, psychology and social service. Additionally, there were several student-driven projects.
Below is a breakdown of funded projects by campus:
Grambling State University: 7
Louisiana Tech University: 12
McNeese State University: 7
Nicholls State University: 8
Northwestern State University: 8
Southeastern Louisiana University: 8
University of Louisiana at Lafayette: 18
University of Louisiana at Monroe: 11
Full project descriptions can be found in the ULS Serves Service-Learning Report online at http://ulsystem.edu/assets/docs/searchable/grant/service_report%20final2.pdf .
Above: Members of the University of Louisiana System Service-Learning Council accept campus awards. Pictured from left are Rick Simmons from Louisiana Tech University, David Yarbrough from the University of Louisiana at Lafayette, Michael Buckles from McNeese State University, Tena Golding from Southeastern, Rory Bedford from Grambling State University, Morris Coats from Nicholls State University, Wayne Brumfield from the University of Louisiana at Monroe and Steve Gruesbeck from Northwestern State University.
Faculty Excellence news
You are invited to workshops this week in the Center for Faculty Excellence. The “to GO” series offers 30-minute workshops to accommodate busy schedules. Please go to www.selu.edu/center and check the Center’s calendar for more information on the following workshops:
Blackboard to GO
First Day Activities to GO
Workshop topics include:
Taking Online Classes--Aug. 18 & 19
Time Management--Aug. 24 & 25, Sept. 29, and Nov. 3
Study Skills--Aug. 31, Sept. 1, Oct. 6
Test Taking--Sept. 14 & 15, Oct. 13
Career Exploration--Sept. 21 & 22
Financial Success--Oct. 26 & 27
Finals Prep--Nov. 16 & 17
Each workshop will be 50 minutes long and will take place 12:00-12:50 for Wednesday workshops and 12:30-1:20 for Tuesday and Thursday workshops. Feel free to bring a bag lunch or a snack.
For more information contact Mindy Notariano in Center for Student Excellence at (985) 549-3789 or e-mail Mindy.Notariano@selu.edu. You can also register online and view the complete workshop schedule with times and locations at selu.edu/cse_workshops. Workshops are free but space is limited so sign up soon!
SEAL program introduces tech students to business
Morris contributes to John Folse TV special
Amy Morris, assistant professor of art history, recently contributed to a John Folse television series. The special “Taste of Louisiana: After the Hunt” will air on Louisiana Public Broadcasting beginning Sept. 23. at 7 p.m. with an encore broadcast on Saturday, Sept. 25 at 1 p.m. Subsequent episodes will air on Thursdays at 7 p.m. with encore broadcasts on Saturdays at 1 p.m.
The series is based on Folse’s latest cookbook “After the Hunt.” In Folse’s cookbooks, he deals not only with wild game recipes, but also with the history of the hunt and the traditions surrounding hunting, Morris said.
“Being on the John Folse show was one of the most memorable events of my life. I felt like I was a celebrity on the Oprah or Rachel Ray show,” Morris said. “The taping of his show was so professional, and I particularly enjoyed his dynamic personality. He really knows how to engage an audience.”
Morris’ contribution to the show was to talk about why images of hunting and still lifes of wild game became popular in the seventeenth century and beyond. She explains images of the hunt by famous old masters, such as Peter Paul Rubens and Anthony van Dyck and the motivations of the upper echelons of society who commissioned the images.
Cost box legislation enacted
Under legislation enacted in the last session, institutions of higher education must now place a “cost box” on brochures, magazines and certain other publications for mass distribution. Excluded from this requirement are any publications of an academic or scholarly nature, leaflets, postcards, or brochures of no more than two pages designed to promote the institution. (Examples: syllabi, course packs, commencement programs or other documents that support academic work.) However, this information must be included in an End of the Year Report to be produced by the Office of Public Information and must include the “work cost” of using a public employee or employees to produce the piece.
Additional information, including the precise wording of the cost box, reporting requirements and an FAQ piece, will be forthcoming as more information on this requirement is obtained. In the meantime, any questions should be directed to the Office of Public Information at 549-2341.
This week in athletics
The 2010-11 Southeastern athletic season officially opens this week, as the women’s soccer team opens its 2010 campaign with a pair of home contests during this week in Southeastern Athletics.
The defending Southland Conference Tournament champion Lady Lions open play on Friday, hosting Mississippi Valley State at 3:30 p.m. at the Southeastern Soccer Complex. Friday’s meeting will be the second meeting between the two teams. The Lady Lions defeated the Devilettes, 4-0, back in 2003.
Southern Mississippi will visit Hammond on Sunday for a 4 p.m. match. Southeastern has lost the previous five meetings with USM, including a 2-0 loss in Hattiesburg last season.
Friday, August 20
Women’s Soccer, vs. Mississippi Valley State, Southeastern Soccer Complex, 3:30 p.m.
Sunday, August 22
Women’s Soccer, vs. Southern Mississippi, Southeastern Soccer Complex, 4 p.m.
Southeastern home events in bold
Drs. Nan B. Adams, Thomas A. DeVaney (Educational Leadership and Technology) and Wilma S. Longstreet (Emeritus, University of New Orleans) had a manuscript, “Investigating Aspects of a New DigitalEthinicity: Development of the Digital Ethnicity Scale (DES),” accepted for publication in Computers and Human Behavior.
Francis Broussard (English) gave a six week series of talks under the general title, “From Artifact to Archetype: Explorations in Native American Culture,” at the St. Tammany Parish Library in Covington. Session 1, “Louisiana and Local Archaeology,” was on July 7. Each Wednesday a different topic was discussed: July 14, “Black Elk Speaks--Inside the Native American Mind,” July 21, “Visionary and Shaman,” July 28, “Cosmology of the Southeastern Native Americans,” Aug. 4, “A Southeastern Hero Myth,” and Aug. 11, “Linda Hogan’s Novel, Power.”
Dr. Stuart Stewart (Louisiana Campus Compact), President of Southeastern’s Chapter of the Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi, was a delegate to the national PKP Convention in Kansas City, Mo., Aug. 5-8. Also in attendance were student VPs of the chapter, Samantha Perez and Jenn Worley, who were chosen among students from across the nation to serve as delegates to PKP’s newly formed National Council of Students. Perez and Worley, recent graduates of Southeastern, will be attending graduate school in the fall at Tulane University and East Carolina University, respectively.
Dr. Alan Cannon (Mathematics) visited Johannes Kepler University in Linz, Austria from July 30 to Aug. 3. While there he attended research lectures, put the finishing touches on a paper with Dr. Carl Maxson of Texas A&M University, discussed future research plans with Dr. Erhard Aichinger of Johannes Kepler, and continued planning for the International Conference on Nearrings, Nearfields, and Related Topics to be hosted by Southeastern during the summer of 2011.
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