ByLion--June 1


Bunko scooter winner

Restless Heart concert June 5

Red Stick Chapter crawfish boil

Financial statement seminar

Maritime Museum news

CPTP programs

Relay for Life fundraiser

Professional activities

Lady Lions choose “Bunko” scooter winnerBunko for Basketball scooter winner   
Mike Lee of St. Amant was the winner of the Buddy 50cc scooter raffled by P.R.I.D.E (Positive Role Models Involved in the Development of Excellence), the Lady Lion’s support and mentoring organization.
     The winning ticket for the scooter was drawn at P.R.I.D.E’s May 8 Bunko for Basketball scholarship fundraiser at Southeastern’s Twelve Oaks.
     Lee bought two of the 1,024 tickets sold for the jazzy green scooter, which was donated to P.R.I.D.E. for the raffle by Michael and Denise Holly in memory of Michael Holly’s father, Floyd, who coached high school girls basketball. The scooter was purchased from Big Easy Scooters and Cycles in New Orleans. The $5,120 in raffle ticket sales, along with Bunko for Basketball proceeds, will go to the P.R.I.D.E. Scholarship for Lady Lions basketball student-athletes.
     Lee purchased his tickets while at Southeastern’s Alumni Field for the Lions vs. University of Alabama baseball game. Lee’s nephew, Justin Boudreaux, plays shortstop for the Lions. Lee has another connection to Lions athletics, since his uncle, Paul Alexander, was an All-American defensive tackle who played for the Lions in 1960 and 1961.
     Lady Lions Head Coach Lori Davis Jones said the third annual Bunko for Basketball fundraiser earned more than $22,000, topping last year’s total of $17,000.
     The P.R.I.D.E. Scholarship provides Lady Lions basketball players with financial support for post sports eligibility coursework. Since its creation in 2007, the scholarship has been awarded to three players, who have all earned Southeastern undergraduate degrees.

Southeastern Lady Lions Head Basketball Coach Lori Davis Jones, right, and Denise Tullier Holly, left, present Mike Lee of St. Amant with the keys to the Buddy 50cc scooter raffled by P.R.I.D.E (Positive Role Models Involved in the Development of Excellence) as part of the Lady Lion’s support and mentoring organization’s annual Bunko for Basketball scholarship fundraiser.

Restless Heart in concert at Columbia Theatre June 5Restless Heart


Southeastern’s Columbia Theatre for the Performing Arts is presenting Restless Heart on June 5. The one-night only concert begins at 7:30 p.m.
     “Restless Heart is a classic country example of harmony at its best,” said Columbia Theatre Director Donna Gay Anderson. 
    A four-time Grammy-nominated group, Restless Heart has electrified audiences around the world for 25 years. They brought their new, contemporary sound with a touch of pop to Nashville and ultimately produced four gold albums and six number one hits, such as “I’ll Still Be Loving You,” “When She Cries,” “Why Does It Have to Be (Wrong or Right),” and nine others in the Top Ten.
     Tickets for Restless Heart are $37, Orchestra; $41, Loge; and $33, Balcony and are available at the Columbia box office, 220 East Thomas Street, 985-543-4371, or online 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.

Southeastern Alumni Red Stick Chapter plans June 6 crawfish boil in Baton Rouge   
The Southeastern Alumni Association Red Stick Chapter is hosting a crawfish boil on June 6.
     The event will take place at the Baton Rouge home of Glen and JoAnn Bowman, 3259 McClendon Court, in the University Club Subdivision, from 4 to 6 p.m.
     The cost is $10 per person, including drinks, with children under 10 free. Those attending are encouraged to bring their own lawn chair.
     To RSVP or for more information, call the Alumni Association at 985-549-2150 or 1-800-SLU-ALUM. Registration is available online at

Southeastern, Livingston Chamber host seminar on understanding financial statements   
The Louisiana Small Business Development Center at Southeastern and the Livingston Parish Chamber of Commerce will host a seminar titled Understanding Financial Statements on Tuesday, June 17, from 9 a.m. to noon at the Livingston Parish Literacy and Technology Center in Walker.
     The seminar is designed to provide business owners and their key employees with information they need to understand commonly used financial statements. The program is intended to illustrate clearly and concisely how to read, understand and use financial statements when making decisions in a small business.
     There is no cost to attend, but pre-registration is preferred. For more information or to register, contact LSBDC Southeastern at 225-664-6638, by e-mail at, or through the web site

Lake Pontchartrain Basin Maritime Museum news   
The Institute for Museum and Library Services will feature the Tchefuncte River Lighthouse Restoration Project as part of an upcoming book on its “Connecting to Collections” Program. Restoration of the lighthouse occurred in 2007-2010 as part of a joint Lake Pontchartrain Basin Maritime Museum effort with faculty and students from Southeastern. The Institute for Museum and Library Services is the federal agency that funds major competitive grants to support museums and libraries nationwide.

     The “Connecting to Collections” Program helped Southeastern students from the Cultural Resource Management and Public History Programs learn how to care for three-dimensional museum objects. Dr. Jay Martin (History and Political Science) led the restoration effort and the training for students using publications provided as part of the program.

CPTP programs on campus in June   
The Comprehensive Public Training Program (CPTP) is offering four informative programs on campus in June. There is no cost to employees for these professional programs. The Human Resources office is pleased to sponsor the programs in an effort to make them more accessible to Southeastern employees. The following programs will be held in the University Center, room 139:

Managing work time effectively
June 8 (8:15 – 11:30 a.m.)
The half-day class examines approaches that can be used to manage time effectively. Participants will identify the activities that determine their use of time and learn the keys to effective time management. Particular emphasis will be placed on establishing work priorities to maximize effective use of time. The course will present a flexible approach that can be adapted to fit most participants’ preferred time management style. In class participants will develop a prioritization plan to be used on the job.

Addressing emotions at work
June 8 (12:30 – 3:30 p.m.)
The half-day class is designed to provide participants with strategies to address strong emotions, and when appropriate, the emotions of co-workers. Learning objectives include identifying the impact of emotions on productivity; being aware of factors that cause emotions to intensify so they can be managed more effectively; applying techniques to address your own strong emotions so you can focus on getting work done; and responding objectively and constructively to the strong emotions of others. 

Effective conflict resolution
June 21 (8:15 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.)
The one-day class explores strategies for resolving or managing interpersonal conflict in the workplace. Participants will learn about the causes and effects of conflict, the appropriate use of different conflict management styles, and how to apply collaborative, win-win techniques.

Performance, planning & review for supervisors
June 22 (8:15 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.)
The one-day class provides participants with basic information concerning the major components of the Civil Service performance planning and review system: planning, documentation, and evaluation. The class is open to all supervisors and managers.

     Advance registration is required for all programs, and space is limited. For more information, please contact Jan Ortego at or at extension 5771. 

Relay for Life   
The Office of Technology’s Relay for Life “Tech Team” is holding a cookbook fundraiser for their team. The cookbook, which will include 200 recipes from staff and friends, is scheduled to be published in August. They must pre-sell at least 70 cookbooks in order to place the order since advance payment is required. Cookbooks sell for $9.00 each or $8.00 each for five or more.

     These community cookbooks make great wedding and Christmas gifts! For more information, please contact Angelique McIntyre, Becki Starkey, or Donna Methvien at ext. 2138. Advanced sale coupons are available now. Don’t wait to reserve your copy!

Professional activities   
An article by Dr. Gerard Blanchard (Chemistry and Physics) entitled “Analysis of the step response function relating the interplanetary electric field to the dayside magnetospheric reconnection potential” was published in the May issue of the Journal of Geophysical Research.
     Charles Elliott (History and Political Science) directed readings and discussions on “Louisiana Characters: Biographies of the Bayou State” for the Louisiana Endowment for the Humanities’ R.E.L.I.C. (Readings in Literature and Culture) program for six consecutive weekly evenings in April and May at the Napoleonville Branch of the Assumption Parish Library. Funding was provided by the LEH, the Louisiana Library Association, and Assumption Parish.
     Dr. Nina Simmons-Mackie (Communication Sciences and Disorders) presented a research paper entitled “Assessment for Living with Aphasia: Psychometric Evaluation” and a poster entitled “Aphasia Centers in North America: A Survey” at the recent Clinical Aphasiology Conference at Isle of Palms, SC. She also coauthored a publication entitled “Closing the evidence, research, and practice loop: Examples of knowledge transfer and exchange from the field of aphasia” published in the International Journal Aphasiology.

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