ByLion--September 20


Hanson's work selected by LPO

Career Fair 2010 Thursday

Relay for Life fundraiser today

Fellom and Marsh direct JamFest

Boulton, Barry to give concert

SBDC welcomes new tenant

Fanfare's Then and Now turns 10

Panel to discuss BP oil spill

CMS celebrates milestone

Phi Kappa Phi meeting scheduled

Human Resources news

Faculty Excellence news

Extended Studies news

Southeastern in the news

This week in athletics

Professional activities

Southeastern graduate student’s piece selected for performance by LPOBrian Hanson, left, and Stephen Suber   
An orchestral piece submitted by Southeastern music theory graduate student Brian Hanson, left, was recently selected for performance by members of the Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra.
     One of only seven works selected, “East of the Garden” will be performed at the Contemporary Arts Center in New Orleans on Sept. 29 at 7 p.m. Hanson said the title of the piece is meant to be ambiguous in nature.
     “I want the listener to interpret the meaning of the title with his or her own perception and apply all the images, colors, feelings, emotions and ideas that are associated with that perception to the listening experience of the piece,” he explained.
     Hanson wrote the piece for the first ever Louisiana Composers Forum, where composers around the state are given the opportunity to submit an original five to 10-minute orchestral composition. Each piece selected for performance will also be professionally recorded by Tim Stambaugh of Word of Mouth Studios.
     “I’m incredibly excited about the premiere. Today it is nearly impossible to get original compositions performed by orchestras, especially if that composer is young like myself,” the 25- year-old Hanson said. “When I first had a composition performed in April 2008, I remember thinking it would be a once in a lifetime opportunity. Luckily, it wasn’t.”
     Originally from Covington, Hanson also has had compositions performed by the Omaha Symphony Orchestra and the Baton Rouge Symphony.
     “Brian is a superb composer, and I’m happy his work is getting noticed again and again,” said Southeastern Professor of Music Stephen Suber. “In the last couple of years, he has racked up an impressive collection of national awards.”
     For more information, contact the Department of Music and Dramatic Arts at 985-549-2184.

Career Fair 2010 is Thursday   

Anna Bass, instructor of management, leads a class on professional presence for Career Fair 2010.

Above: Anna Bass, instructor of management, leads a professional presence seminar for students to prepare for Career Fair 2010.


Career Fair 2010 will take place Thursday, Sept. 23 from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. in the Pennington Student Activity Center.

     Career Fair 2010 is an absolute must for:
Any student or alumni looking for career-related employment opportunities in the next year, especially full-time and internships
Students within three or four semesters of graduation -- this is NOT too early to begin networking and prospecting for leads!
Any student interested in learning more about career options and choices available to them now and/or in the future
Students looking for part-time employment opportunities. A few, not all, employers are looking to hire part-time.
Faculty seeking to establish or maintain good relations with employers that recruit their students


     Other important points students should know about Career Fair 2010:
Something for all majors can be found at Career Fair. Many of the 125 organizations registered are looking to hire all majors!
No other opportunity is available for networking and connecting face-to-face with so many employers at one time and at one location.
Don’t let other things deter participation in this once per year opportunity, even if time is limited.
With the current state of our economy, students need to take advantage of every opportunity available, and Career Fair 2010 is a perfect opportunity.

     Read more about Career Fair 2010 and the employers registered to attend thus far at

Relay for Life news   
The Office of Technology’s Relay for Life - Tech Team will have a Hot Dog Sale featuring their “Famous” Homemade Chili today, Sept. 20, in the Student Union from 10:30 a.m. until 1 p.m. Popcorn, sweet treats, and drinks, as well as cookbooks ($9 each) and “Fight Dat” shirts ($15), will also be available for purchase. Come out and support the cause and bring a friend!

Fellom and Marsh direct JamFest International Independent Film Festival Sept. 24 -25You People   
The 3rd annual JamFest Internatinal Indie Film Festival, will screen award-winning films from the United States and as far away as Singapore, Iran, Australia, Iceland, France, Spain, United Kingdom, and Canada. The Festival, sponsored by the Northshore Regional Endowment for the Arts, will also show works from New Orleans, Slidell and Hammond.
     Festival directors and Southeastern faculty members Alan Marsh and Martie Fellom said that approximately 50 films will be screened in downtown Hammond Sept. 24 and Sept. 25, and the cost to see two days of films is only $10 for adults. Southeastern students are admitted free with university ID.
     A special screening session of children’s films is scheduled for Saturday 9-11:45 a.m., with a special children’s admission of $5. All screenings are scheduled either at the Hammond Regional Arts Center at 217 E. Thomas Street or Tope la Catering at 113 E. Thomas Street.
     The viewing will be broken down into sections of comedies, dramas, documentaries, experimentals, music videos with music documentaries, and the Platinums, otherwise known as the “Best of the Fest.”
     On Friday, Sept. 25 at 5:30 p.m., an “Evening of Comedies” will take place at the Hammond Regional Arts Center until 9:30 p.m. Some of the comedies screened will be “You People,” (shown above at right) a story about a racially charged board game; “The Buck Johnson Story,” the tale of a writer attempting to join with his inner Redneck; and “Dynamite Swine,” a feature about the nuances of gambling with shady characters. 
     Simultaneously just down the street at Tope la Catering, JamFest’s “Evening of Drama” will take place. The drama screenings feature “Animal Drill,” about a young man who is forced to prove himself; “Up and Down,” a comedy/ drama about a man trying to find his way in life as well as struggling with unrequited love; and “The Cortege,” which is what JamFest calls the Spanish Invasion because several excellent films from Spain are interspersed throughout the festival.
     Several filmmakers are flying in to network with each other and to celebrate storytelling through the medium of film. Emmy awarding winning writer and director Robert Nowotny will speak about fundraising for film projects and distribution starting at 10 a.m. on Saturday, followed by a roundtable discussion of the attending filmmakers; both events are at Tope la Catering. During the roundtable, there will be a Q&A period when attendees (aspiring filmmakers) can ask independent filmmakers questions about the creation and production of pictures.
     Tickets can be purchased prior to Friday, Sept. 24, at Dr. Ted’s Musician’s Center, 1200 W. Thomas Streeet, PJ’s Coffee & Tea Co., 224 W. Thomas Street, and World’s End Cafe, 1000 N. Oak Street.
     On the day of screenings (Sept. 24-25), tickets can be purchased on site at the Hammond Regional Arts Center, 217 E. Thomas Street or at Tope lá Catering, 113 E. Thomas Street.
     For additional information, contact Fellom at or

Piano concert Sunday features Boulton and BarryKenneth Boulton and JoAnne Barry   
The Friends of Sims Library and the Department of Fine and Performing Arts will present Kenneth Boulton and JoAnne Barry in a duo-piano recital on Sunday, Sept. 26 at 3 p.m. in the Pottle Annex Recital Hall. The program will include works by Bach, Vaughan Williams, Chaminade, Mussorgsky, Gliere, and Richard Strauss.
     For over 20 years, the husband and wife team of Boulton and Barry has presented both piano duet and duo concerts throughout the United States and Europe, as well as conducted numerous master classes and workshops about ensemble playing.    
     Dr. Boulton has been a member of the Southeastern faculty since 2003. His recording “Louisiana: A Pianist’s Journey” was nominated for a Grammy award in 2007.
     Ms. Barry has degrees in both music and librarianship. Formerly archivist for the Philadelphia Orchestra, she is currently volunteering in the Sims Memorial Library’s cataloging department.
     The event is free and open to the public and light refreshments will be served. For more information, contact the Department of Fine and Performing Arts at 549-2184.

Southeastern Business Center welcomes new incubator company   
The Southeast Louisiana Business Center at Southeastern has added a new client to its business incubator, Envoc, a custom software development and application hosting company.
     “It is exciting to have technology companies like Envoc in our incubator, as they are in increasing demand,” said Bill Joubert, director of the center. “Since technology companies tend to move very fast, they are fun to work with. We look forward to helping Envoc in its efforts to expand the company.”
     The company will host an open house from 4:30-7:30 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 30, at the center, 1415 Martens Drive in Hammond, to introduce itself to the community and surrounding areas.
     A Louisiana-based company, Envoc -- formerly High Power Consulting -- specializes in writing software that fits unique methods of doing business. The company recently changed its name to move beyond a primarily energy-centric clientele.
     “We strive to make people’s lives better through superior software. Sometimes we do this by crafting a custom software solution to specifically fit a business’ needs,” said Calvin Fabre, senior analyst and founder. “While Envoc will continue to serve clients in the oil, gas and energy sectors, the company recognizes that ‘making lives better through superior software’ does not exclude the many other industries custom software serves. As our clients innovate through us, they remind us that we do more for them than just consult.”
     Fabre said Envoc does not use overseas labor or outsource beyond capable and loyal Louisiana-based employees. In fact, the company employs graduates of Southeastern, Nicholls State University, Southern University and Louisiana State University.
     “I believe Louisiana is and will continue to prove itself to be the ‘Technology Capital of the South’ and that our graduates have the most to offer,” he added. “We believe we should contribute to help Louisiana’s people and economy before we send resources anywhere else.”
     With its new location at Southeastern’s business center, Envoc plans to hire more interns and graduates, support local software development user groups, and serve the businesses of the region, including Slidell, Covington and Mandeville, Fabre said.
     Founded in 1997 in Houston, Envoc moved its operations to Louisiana in 2002 and has completed work for the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, the Louisiana Department of Labor, Entergy, El Paso Energy, Edgen-Murray and other large clients.

Fanfare’s Then and Now Lecture Series turns 10, dedicates series to AndersonDonna Gay Anderson   
Not only is 2010 the 25th anniversary of Fanfare, it is also the 10th anniversary of the popular “Then and Now” Fanfare History and Politics Lecture Series sponsored by the Department of History and Political Science (HIPS).
     According to Department Head William Robison, HIPS faculty members have participated in Fanfare since its inception in 1986. However, in 2001 the department established a more formal annual lecture series during the October festival of the arts, humanities and social sciences.
     “Christina Chapple, who wrote the copy for the Fanfare brochure that year, labeled the series ‘Then and Now,’ and the name stuck,” Robison said.
     The series covers a broad variety of topics relating to history, politics and philosophy and consistently attracts large audiences, often filling Pottle Auditorium to capacity.
     “In large part, this is because the lively lectures combine genuine scholarship with a knack for entertainment,” Robison said. “Many presentations have been filmed and shown repeatedly on the Southeastern Channel, and some have been nominated for regional Emmy awards.”
     Since 2003, HIPS had dedicated each year’s series to someone who has contributed to the department’s success.
     “Appropriately, the department has dedicated this year’s series to Donna Gay Anderson, who recently retired as director of Fanfare and the Columbia Theatre for the Performing Arts after 10 spectacularly successful years on the job,” Robison said.
     Anderson, who vacated her post this summer, was thrilled upon hearing the news.
     “Then and Now has always been one of my favorite Fanfare ingredients,” she said. “I am honored to be receiving the series’ dedication, for it is always well constructed and presented.”
     Over the years, most presenters in the series have included HIPS faculty, although the department also has a tradition of inviting faculty from other departments on campus to participate as “honorary HIPSters.”
     HIPS has also brought in high profile outside scholars, including former Lieutenant Governor Mitch Landrieu; former State Representative Ron Gomez; Times-Picayune columnist Chris Rose; New Orleans expert Roberts Batson; historians William Cooper, Ronald Fritze and Paul Paskoff; political scientist Wayne Parent; sociologist Anthony Margavio; science writer Gerard Helferich, and even Baton Rouge’s Bayou Shimmy belly dance troupe.
     The series has several recurring features, including “History Goes to the Movies,” in which the lecturer examines how cinema depicts a particular aspect of history, focusing on the aesthetic quality of the films in question, their accuracy, and what they reveal about the time in which they were made.
     Another feature is the “More-or-Less Annual Halloween Lecture,” which Robison presents each year. Past subjects include the history of Halloween itself, as well as Frankenstein, Nostradamus, vampires, werewolves, witches and wizards. Though serious in subject, the lecture is usually accompanied by some sort of comedic antics and culminates in the throwing of candy to the audience.
     The 2010 series features six speakers, beginning with Randy Sanders, who will present “Delivering Demon Rum: Prohibition Era Rum-Running in the Gulf of Mexico,” at 7 p.m., Oct. 4, at the Maritime Museum, 133 Mabel Drive in Madisonville, where the series has opened on October’s first Monday night since 2006.
     The remaining lectures of the series will follow in Pottle Auditorium and include Barbara Forrest’s “The First Amendment: The Good, the Bad, and the (Really) Ugly”; Margaret Gonzalez-Perez’s “Nuclear Politics: It’s the Bomb!”; Joe Burns’ “What Was the First Rock and Roll Record?”; Craig Saucier’s “Mything in Action: The Fantasy of the ‘Special Relationship”; and Robison’s “Guy Fawkes, Gunpowder Plot, and the Great Pumpkin: Mid-Autumn Mayhem, Murder, and Mystery.”

BP oil spill’s impact on land loss to be discussed   
What impact will the recent oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico have on Louisiana’s communities and land mass? A panel of experts will tackle that question in a special presentation scheduled on campus Wednesday, Sept. 29.
     The panel discussion, “Losing Louisiana: Coastal Land Loss and the BP Oil Spill,” will be held at 2 p.m. in room 223 in the Southeastern Student Union. The presentation is free and open to the public.
     Leading the discussion will be David Burley, assistant professor of sociology and author of the book “Losing Ground: Identity and Land Loss in Coastal Louisiana.” Participants on the panel include Southeastern geography faculty members Molly McGraw and Gerald McNeill.
     Burley’s book will be for sale and signing following the presentation.

Community Music School celebrates milestone   
Southeastern’s Community Music School (CMS) this year celebrates 15 years of serving the north shore area. CMS will commemorate the occasion with a special concert during Fanfare on Oct. 17 at the First United Methodist Church in Hammond.
     The 3 p.m. concert will showcase an entertaining variety of individual and group performances by the talented students and faculty of CMS.
     “For 15 years, the Community Music School has provided the entire region with a valuable community-based program of music education,” said Jivka Jeleva, CMS interim director. “The school is located within Pottle Music Building, so the CMS students enjoy the same advantages as Southeastern’s college students who are majoring in music.”
     Students of all ages and backgrounds participate in a wide variety of private lessons, classes and ensembles taught by Southeastern’s music department faculty, and undergraduate and graduate student instructors. Tuition includes music theory classes, ensembles, masterclass coaching sessions with Southeastern music professors and a variety of performance opportunities.
     “In the seven years I served as director of the Community Music School, I was continually impressed with the dedication and enthusiasm of the CMS faculty, which includes so many of Southeastern’s music students,” said former CMS Director and Southeastern pianist Ken Boulton. “They are helping to meet a vital need in the nurturing of musical talent among children and adults throughout our region. The entire north shore community benefits immeasurably from this incredible educational resource, provided through such steadfast support from the Southeastern administration.”
     Through CMS, programs are also offered for dedicated and enthusiastic adult students, including several group keyboard classes, the Northshore Community Band and adult recital programs.
     Other ensembles include the CMS Select Choral Ensemble, CMS String Ensemble and the CMS Preparatory Choir. Students may also participate in music theory classes designed for specific grades and experience levels and have the opportunity to study with music professors in masterclass coaching sessions.
     “Regardless of the level of experience the students have, it is our goal to foster the advancement of their music skills,” said Jeleva. “We strive to provide a foundation for many different types of music expression, while preserving the traditions of classical music training and performance.”
     CMS also continues to offer a variety of musical instruction at the St. Tammany Center in Mandeville and at the Livingston Parish Literacy and Technology Center in Walker.
     Along with the Fanfare concert, the CMS will also present its “Shining Stars” concert on Nov. 29 at Pottle Auditorium, featuring some of the most dedicated and exceptionally gifted violin/fiddle students.
     For more information about these programs and general registration, call Jeleva at 985-549-5502, or visit the CMS website at

Phi Kappa Phi general fall membership meeting   
The general fall membership meeting of the Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi is Wednesday, Sept. 29, at 3:45 p.m. in the Magnolia Room off the 2nd-floor ballroom of the Student Union. Members will discuss the upcoming Homecoming Intramural Quiz Bowl, election of new student, faculty and alumni members and plans for the year.

Human Resources news   

Campus Violence Awareness Video Presentations
Based upon the preparation and recommendation of the University Safety Committee, as well as the recommendation of the Emergency Preparedness Committee, training videos have been placed on the Human Resources website to alert faculty and staff as to awareness of potentially violent individuals as well as to safety actions in the event of a shooting incident on campus.
     The videos entitled “Flashpoint on Campus” and “Shots Fired on Campus,” were purchased and shared with the Human Resources Office by the University Police Department and the University Housing Office, respectively.
     These presentations are available for viewing on a voluntary basis by clicking one of the links below.  You must enter your W number and your email password to view each video.  Upon entering the video sites, an email will be sent to the Training Manager and your participation will be registered as a training activity.

“Flashpoint on Campus”:

“Shots Fired on Campus”:


PPR Training for Employees
A brief training program on the Performance Planning and Review (PPR) process will be offered to classified employees on Wednesday, Sept. 22, from 9:30 to 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.


PPR Training for Supervisors
There will be a training program for supervisors who are required to conduct Performance Planning and Reviews (PPRs) on classified employees. A session, offered by the Training Section of the Human Resources Office, will be held Tuesday, Sept. 21.  The program will run from 9:30 to 11 a.m. and will be held in the Human Resources Office Conference room.
     To register for this program please email Jan Ortego at or phone extension 5771. Pre-registration is requested for this class.

Faculty Excellence news   

Faculty Contest
In celebration of Constitution Day and Citizenship Day, Sept. 17, the Center will sponsor a faculty contest for the most creative student-centered activity that increases knowledge of the Constitution and encourages civic engagement. Activities must be presented during the week of Sept. 17. 
     Entries are limited to one page and must include: 1) overview of the lesson in which the activity occurs or is tied; 2) objective(s) of the activity, and 3) detailed description of the activity including the date it occurred. Activities will be judged on: 1) creativity, 2) applicability to discipline, and 3) potential to increase citizenship and knowledge of the Constitution.
     The author of winning entry will receive a $100 Enhancement Grant from the Center. 
Send entries to by Sept. 22. The e-mail should contain contact information, course name and number, and the title of the activity. Attach the one-page activity to the e-mail as a Word document. The attachment should have no identifying information. The winner will be announced by Sept. 28.


Workshops this week
Scannable Codes for Campus Use, Monday, Sept. 20
Student Clickers Demo, Thursday, Sept. 23.
     Refer to the Center’s web calendar at for more details. 


Upcoming Workshops & Events

Tea with Jane Austen
Join us Sept. 28 from 2-3 p.m. in Tinsley 103, for a special presentation by Ms. Mary Mocsary, Department of English. Attendees will learn a little about Jane and a lot about engaging students. Space is limited, so call ext. 5791 soon.

Connecting Student Learning and Web 2.0
The workshop begins Sept. 29 at noon with a national webcast, followed by four in-house workshops presented by Heather O’Connell, Department of English. The workshops will be held in Tinsley 103, 11 a.m. -12:15 p.m. Faculty who attend all four workshops will earn a Certificate of University Teaching and Learning (CUTL). 

     See the Center’s calendar for workshop topics and dates at for more details.

Extended Studies news   



Addictions, Stress and Relationship Recovery
The course teaches loving and successful behavior for improving people’s lives, health, and careers. It is scheduled Tuesday nights from 6 to 8 p.m. starting Oct. 5th.



Financial Planning for Seniors
The course is designed for those already retired or about to enter retirement. Learn the basics of money management, financial terminology, and how to protect yourself from scams. The three-hour workshop will be available Tuesday night, Sept. 21, from 6-9 p.m.

Financial Planning for Special Needs Families
The program prepares parents and guardians of individuals with a disability how to handle their ongoing financial needs. Learn about government assistance, jobs for persons with a disability, and issues relating to them living on their own. The three-hour workshop will be available Thursday night Sept. 23, from 6 – 9 p.m.

Digital Photography for Beginners or Intermediate
The beginning course will help those wanting to improve their skills with a digital camera. The course will cover the differences between point-and-shoot vs. SLR, equipment settings, zoom, white balance, and even loading their images onto a computer or a website.
     The intermediate level will build on the basics while progressing to lighting, composition, posing, camera operation, and technical skills such as adjusting ISO, shutter speed, and aperture. 
     Classes will be offered Wednesday nights from 6-9 p.m. with Beginner on Sept. 22 and Intermediate on Sept. 29.

Introduction to the Internet
In this course, students will learn how to navigate Internet Explorer, learn internet terminology, and learn new ways of obtaining information. The four-hour workshop will be available on Thursday Sept. 23 from 1-5 p.m.

SHRM Learning System
During this course, students will learn an in-depth study of human resource management including responsibilities and knowledge defined by the HR Certification Institute.  This class will be offered Saturday mornings from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. starting Sept. 25.

Bicycle Safety for Adults
Take a two-hour ride on the St. Tammany Trace while learning safety tips related to the Trace and street riding. Increase confidence in street safety and basic bicycle maintenance. The two-day per week, two-week long course will be offered from Sept. 30 to Oct. 7.



Your Next You…Personal Etiquette and Manners
The course will help those who are unsure of themselves in social situations. Learn which fork to use at dinner, how to make a proper introduction, dress codes for different situations, and more. The two-hour workshop will be held on Wednesday Sept. 22, from 8-10 a.m.

Write Your Own Check…Be An Entreprenuer
During this course, students will learn the basics of starting a business such as the characteristics of entrepreneurs, opportunities, and costs. Students will learn to write a business plan, learn about financials associated with starting a business, and meet local entrepreneurs. The six-week course is offered Monday nights from 6 to 9 p.m. starting Sept. 27.


To register, or for further details on these or other courses that are available through Extended Studies please visit:
Hammond-         Mandeville-         Walker-

Southeastern in the news   

Gallery exhibits cell phone photography

This week in athletics   

The Southeastern football, volleyball, women’s soccer, men’s golf, men’s cross country and women’s cross country teams will all be in action during this week in Southeastern Athletics.
     The Lion football team (1-2) will close out its non-conference schedule on Saturday, facing Football Bowl Subdivision opponent Louisiana-Monroe (0-2) in a 6 p.m. contest in Monroe. Southeastern will be looking to bounce back from a 29-28 loss to Lamar, while ULM will be looking for its first win of 2010 after suffering losses at the hands of Arkansas and Arkansas State. Saturday’s game will be broadcast in the Hammond area on KSLU-FM (90.9) and on the Internet at
     The Lady Lion volleyball team (8-9, 0-1 Southland) will host a pair of league opponents this week. Southeastern welcomes McNeese State to the University Center on Thursday at 7 p.m. and Lamar visits on Saturday at 1 p.m.
     The women’s soccer team (6-1-2) will close out its non-conference slate this week. The Lady Lions host Grambling on Friday for a 4:30 p.m. match at the Southeastern Soccer Complex.
     The Southeastern men’s golf team will continue play in the Golfweek Conference Challenge. The tournament, which opened on Sunday, runs through Tuesday in Burlington, Iowa.
     The Southeastern men’s and women’s cross country team will return to action this week. The Lions and Lady Lions head to Baton Rouge on Saturday to compete in the LSU Invitational. The men’s race is slated for 9:30 a.m. with the women following at 10 a.m.

Monday, September 20
Men’s Golf, at Golfweek Conference Challenge, Burlington, Iowa, All Day

Tuesday, September 21
Men’s Golf, at Golfweek Conference Challenge, Burlington, Iowa, All Day

Thursday, September 23
Volleyball, vs. McNeese State, University Center, 7 p.m.*

Friday, September 24
Women’s Soccer, vs. Grambling, Southeastern Soccer Complex, 4:30 p.m.

Saturday, September 25
Football, at Louisiana-Monroe, Monroe, 6 p.m. (KSLU)
Volleyball, vs. Lamar, University Center, 1 p.m.*
Men’s and Women’s Cross Country, at LSU Invitational, Baton Rouge, 9:30/10 a.m.

Southeastern home events in bold
* - Southland Conference event

Professional activities   
     Dr. Becky Sue Parton, Dr. Mark Mortensen (Ed Leadership & Technology) published “Does the hearing status of deaf educators influence technology implementation levels?” in the Midwest Journal of Educational Communications and Technology in Vol 4 – Issue 1 (Spring 2010)
     Dr. Louise Bostic, CSIT and Dr Gwendolyn Autin, (Math Education), will present their paper “Teaching Fourth Grade Students Fractions through the Construction of Kites, Integrating Mathematics and Art” to the International Conference on Education Research at the annual conference in New Orleans Sept. 26-28. Application of Piaget’s theories of learning enhancement and motivation were tested and results measured with fourth grade students. The results will be the focus of the presentation this month.
     Dr. Louise Bostic, (Computing Science and Industrial Technology) will be presenting her paper “Data Visualization: Its Importance and Status in Industrial Technology” to the International Conference for the Association of Technology, Manufacturing and Engineering in Panama City Beach, Fla., Oct. 27 - 29.
     Dr. Samuel Hyde (History/Center for Southeast La. Studies) will be one of the featured speakers at the “Hemispheric Freedom Symposium” to be held at the Hilton Downtown Hotel in Baton Rouge Sept. 21-22.  The symposium, sponsored by the Paul Hebert Law Center at LSU, is designed to highlight the significance of the West Florida Revolt and the domino effect of Latin American liberation from Spanish control that followed.  Included among the speakers are President of Costa Rica and Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Oscar Arias, former governor Buddy Roemer, Secretary of State Jay Dardennes and Argentine Foreign Minister Domingo Felipe Cavallo, among others.  Students in Hyde’s History 606 “Nineteenth Century America” have been invited to attend the invitation only symposium that will explore and celebrate the independence of the Americas.
    Dennis Sipiorski (Visual Arts) has been invited to exhibit in two invitational exhibitions. The University of Ohio in Athens Ohio and the University of Notre Dame have invited him to exhibit work in their national exhibitions of ceramic works from contemporary artists. Both exhibitions are related to reduction atmospheric fired ceramic works. The exhibitions include 20 artists from ceramic programs from throughout the United States.
     MBA students Jamie Vicknair, Dalia Elkersh and Katie Yancey and their professor Dr. Mike Budden (Marketing) had “Investigating Student Attitudes Towards the Use of Social Networking Websites as a Recruiting Tool for Employers,” accepted for publication in the American Journal of Business Education. MBA students Timothee Hinds, Dexter Falgoust and Kerry Thomas, Jr. and Dr. Mike Budden had “Examining the Perceptions of Brand Images Regarding Competing MBA Programs,” accepted for publication in the American Journal of Business.
     Dr. Thomas Sommerfeld (Chemistry and Physics), Southeastern Chemistry major Bijay Bhattarai, and collaborators Victor Vysotskiy and Dr. Lorenz Cederbaum from the University of Heidelberg published a paper about a new class of negative ion in the Journal of Chemical Physics called “Correlation bound anions of NaCl clusters”, J. Chem. Phys. 133, 114301 (2010) URL:
     Gary Keown (Fine and Performing Arts) was selected to participate in a nationally curated exhibition titled “Jumping Off the Cliff: A Tribute to H.C. Westermann.” Keown’s piece is titled, “Eleven Days to Zero.” The exhibition will be on view in the McCutchan Art Center and Pace Galleries at the University of Southern Indiana from Sept. 20 – Nov. 1.
      A research paper titled “International Students’ Perceptions of Speakers with a Cajun English Dialect” by Leah Guidry, Teresa Thibodeaux, Kimberly Barnes, and Brooklyn Lafleur, (graduate students) and Ramesh Bettagere (Communication Sciences & Disorders) has been accepted for publication in the Asia Pacific Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing. It will be published in Volume 13, Issue 4 (December, 2010) of this international journal.

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