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Wyld enters GE Ecomagination Challenge
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1) SANDERS OPENS THEN AND NOW LECTURE SERIES – Southeastern’s Fanfare will present the first lecture in the 10th annual Then and Now Lecture Series on Monday, Oct. 4 at 7 p.m. at the Lake Pontchartrain Basin Maritime Museum in Madisonville. Historian Randy Sanders will present “Delivering Demon Rum: Prohibition Era Rum-Running in the Gulf of Mexico.”
2) READINGS IN POETRY AND PROSE – Writer in residence in Southeastern’s English Department, Tim Gautreaux will present Fanfare’s first “Louisiana Connection: Readings in Poetry and Prose” reading Oct. 5, 12:30-1:45 p.m., at the Contemporary Art Gallery on Southeastern’s campus.
3) FORREST LOOKS CLOSELY AT THE FIRST AMENDMENT - On Oct. 6 at 1 p.m. in Pottle Auditorium, philosopher Barbara Forrest takes an in depth look at the First Amendment of the Constitution, which guarantees individual rights and freedoms that are foundational to American citizenship.
The 10th annual International House of Blues Foundation Art Exhibit, an original play, and a lecture about the first amendment are just some of the events providing the opening flourish for the 25th season of Fanfare, Southeastern’s annual October arts festival.
Fanfare’s first full week also includes three art opening receptions, a lecture about rum-running in the Prohibition era, a Spanish film, a faculty percussion recital, and a reading by English Department Writer in Residence Tim Gautreaux.
On Sept. 30 and Oct. 1 at 7 p.m. in Vonnie Borden Theatre, Southeastern Theatre will present “Only in Louisiana: The Not-Quite-True Story of the West Florida Revolt,” an original play by Southeastern Theatre Assistant Professor James Winter. Designed to appeal to a broad audience, the play mixes modern humor with history of the revolt. Winter said the play was written to spark interest in learning more about this important part of the region’s history.
“A mysterious trapper from the swamp decides to play a magical trick to settle an old score, and two young, modern day students end up in 1810 as leaders of the now famous revolt,” Winter explained. “Meanwhile, a rebellion leader, General Philemon Thomas, somehow finds himself trapped in a 2010 classroom. Both the present and past will be altered forever if the accidental time travelers don’t play their roles.”
Tickets -- $15, adults; $10, senior citizens, faculty, staff, alumni, non-Southeastern students – will be available at the theater box office in D Vickers Hall. Southeastern students are admitted free with their university I.D. Box office hours are 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and one hour before performance times.
On Oct. 4 the Then and Now Lecture Series officially kicks off its 10th series at the Lake Pontchartrain Basin Maritime Museum, 133 Mabel Drive in Madisonville. Southeastern’s Randy Sanders will present “Delivering Demon Rum: Prohibition Era Rum-Running in the Gulf of Mexico.” A reception will follow the free 7 p.m. lecture.
Career Fair 2010 a success
1) POOLCORP RECRUITS AT CAREER FAIR– Southeastern alumnus and PoolCorp representative Elizabeth Marino, left, discusses the advantages of working for PoolCorp, the Covington-based Fortune 1000 company, with Southeastern senior Mitchell Kattengell of Metairie. More than 125 potential employers and area graduate schools participated in Southeastern’s annual Career Fair held in the Pennington Student Activity Center on Thursday (Sept. 23).
2) ENTERGY REPRESENTED AT CAREER FAIR - Jill Boudreaux, left, a senior management major from LaPlace, listens to Entergy representative Johnette Ippolito about career opportunities with Entergy.
Tiny Circus, printmaking exhibit coming to Southeastern Art Gallery
Tiny Circus, an interactive video animation project, and a juried printmaking exhibit featuring works from artists around the country will highlight upcoming offerings at Southeastern’s Contemporary Art Gallery.
A collaborative project initiated at Grinnell College in Iowa by Carlos Ferguson and other artists, Tiny Circus uses stop-motion animation to explore various subjects in a creative storytelling structure. Scheduled to be at the Contemporary Art Gallery Sept. 30 – Oct. 5, participants from the show will work with groups of Southeastern students to create new videos.
“Tiny Circus employs a collaborative approach by doing workshops to explain the method, then working closely with groups to plot out a storyline and develop and create the materials used in the video,” explained Dale Newkirk, gallery curator.
“Pressure: the National Juried Printmaking Exhibition” will be shown in the center Oct. 5-Nov. 13. Anita Jung, associate professor of printmaking at the University of Iowa is serving as juror for the exhibit, which features prints from 26 different artists.
Newkirk said because of Jung’s reputation in the field, the exhibit has attracted some of the foremost printmakers in the nation.
“This has turned into an impressive group of artists who will be exhibiting here,” he said.
A reception for both exhibits will be held Oct. 5 from 5 – 7 p.m. The Contemporary Art Center, located in 100 East Stadium next to Clark Hall, is open Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. with extended hours until 8 p.m. on Wednesday and 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. on Saturday.
‘Only in Louisiana’ – Original play at Southeastern lends historic West Florida Revolt a comedic twist
The history of a famous but short-lived revolution in south Louisiana takes some comedic twists and turns in an original play written by Jim Winter, Southeastern assistant professor of theater.
“Only in Louisiana: The Not-Quite-True Story of the West Florida Revolt” captures the history of the 1810 revolution when armed rebels stormed a Spanish fort in Baton Rouge and liberated the territory from Spain. To tell the story, Winter employs a pair of time-travelling present day high school students who switch roles with a military leader of the revolution.
The play will be staged at Southeastern’s Vonnie Borden Theatre Sept. 30-Oct. 1 at 7 p.m. General admission is $15, with senior citizens, Southeastern faculty and staff admitted for $10. Encore performances, primarily for Southeastern students, are scheduled Oct. 4-6 at 7:30 p.m.; general admission is $10, with senior citizens and children admitted for $5. Southeastern students are admitted free with university identification. To reserve tickets, call the Vonnie Borden Theatre Box Office at 549-2115 from 10 -2 pm Monday through Friday.
Competitive purchasing of energy could apply to individuals, groups
A method of purchasing energy that has resulted in millions of dollars in savings by large companies and municipalities could be adapted for individual and neighborhood use with consequent reductions in energy costs, according to an expert in the field.
Reverse auctions, in which large purchasers of power match their energy consumption needs with supplier capacity, is not just creating energy cost savings but also encouraging smarter energy production and allocation on the grid, explained David Wyld, Maurin Professor of Management at Southeastern.
“In deregulated environments – such as in Texas and a number of East Coast states – consumers are not limited to usual local provider but are able to purchase from a number of sources, along the lines of the deregulated telephone industry,” said Wyld. “In those environments, reverse energy would help consumers save on their energy bills and ‘go green’ in the process.”
Wyld’s proposal to develop an e-marketplace for consumers has been entered in the GE Ecomagination Challenge (www.challenge.ecomagination.com/ideas), which runs through the end of September. The challenge is seeing innovative ideas in smart energy generation and usage. The competition will help the company determine which projects to fund with $200 million in capital. The twist is that GE is using votes from the Web to help determine the ideas that will move forward to become finalists for seed funding. Wyld is seeking votes on his “Reverse Energy” proposal from individuals and groups who support the concept at http://bit.ly/dcm5xw.
When considering a student for the Who’s Who Among Students in American Universities and Colleges award, please base it upon the following criteria:
Only upperclassmen (juniors and seniors) and graduate students are eligible.
Selections should be based on the student’s scholastic ability, participation and leadership in academic and extracurricular activities, and citizenship and service to the University.
2.5 Adjusted Cumulative Grade Point Average to be eligible.
Awards are presented at the annual Division of Student Affairs Awards Convocation held the last week of April during the spring semester.
Before bringing their 2011 World Tour to New Orleans in February, the iconic Harlem Globetrotters will go back to the classroom, as players compete for charity during a special celebrity week of “Are You Smarter Than A 5th Grader?” the Emmy-nominated syndicated television game show hosted by renowned comedian Jeff Foxworthy.
Globetrotters star and Southeastern alum Nate "Big Easy" Lofton and Globetrotter teammates Special K Daley, Flight Time Lang, Ant Atkinson and Dizzy Grant will have fun with the kids and put their brain power to the test. The players will donate all winnings to the Make-A-Wish Foundation® of America, the nation’s largest wish-granting organization. The Globetrotters have worked with the Make-A-Wish Foundation for years to grant the wishes of children with life-threatening medical conditions.
According to show producer Mark Burnett, “Are You Smarter Than A 5th Grader?” is an atypical game show that measures adults’ lack of knowledge – as revealed by how much they’ve forgotten since grammar school. Foxworthy hosts the half hour as grownups find themselves in a classroom setting, revisiting their youth, as they tackle subjects they were taught years ago ranging from art to geography and math to social studies.
Catch the premiere episodes of Globetrotters Week on Monday, Sept. 27, through Friday, Oct. 1:
Sept. 27 Big Easy Lofton
Sept. 28 Ant Atkinson
Sept. 29 Special K Daley
Sept. 30 Dizzy Grant
Oct. 1 Flight Time Lang
Check local listings for show times, and to find the broadcast channel in your area, visit www.5thgradertvshow.com/class-schedule.
Photo courtesy of 20th Television
Cast chosen for Southeastern Opera Workshop’s “South Pacific”
To help Fanfare celebrate its 25th season, Southeastern’s Opera/Music Theatre Workshop will present the first production of “South Pacific” seen in Hammond in a quarter century.
Written by the Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award winning writing team of Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein II, “South Pacific” opened on Broadway in 1949 and instantly became a hit. Based on two short stories by James Michener from his book “Tales of the South Pacific,” the show explores racial intolerance and prejudice as experienced on a remote island during World War II.
Despite it’s serious themes, “South Pacific” has been delighting audiences all over the world for decades, featuring such hit songs as “A Cockeyed Optimist,” “There Ain’t Nothin’ Like a Dame,” “I’m Gonna Wash That Man Right Out-a My Hair,” “I’m in Love With a Wonderful Guy,” “Bali Ha’i” and, of course, “Some Enchanted Evening.”
Performances will be Monday through Friday, October 18 – 22 at 7:30 p.m. in the Pottle Music Building Auditorium. General admission ticket prices are $16 for adults and $13 for seniors, Southeastern faculty/staff and non-Southeastern students. Southeastern students are admitted free of charge with their ID.
Chuck Effler, director of Opera Workshop, encourages everyone to buy their tickets in advance at the Columbia Theatre box office at 220 E. Thomas Street, (985) 543-4371.
“This show is extremely popular, and I expect to come close to selling out all five performances. If patrons wait to buy at the door, they’ll be standing in the box office line for a long time, and all the best seats will be filled by the time they get into the theatre.”
CPTP Programs Scheduled on Campus October through December
The Comprehensive Public Training Program (CPTP) is offering a number of free professional development programs on campus. The Human Resources office is pleased to be able to sponsor these programs for the convenience of faculty and staff.
Topics offered include: PPR for Supervisors, Individual Differences & Diversity in the Workplace, Effective Problem-Solving, Documenting for Performance and Discipline, and Effective Presentation Skills. Detailed descriptions of the above programs are available at: http://www.doa.louisiana.gov/cptp/classes_hamm.htm.
Please note that there is also a program open to our employees that will be held at the Hammond Workforce Commission called “Effective Conflict Resolution Strategies.” Information on this program can also be found at the above link.
Advance registration is required for these programs and space is limited. For more information, please contact Jan Ortego at Jan.Ortego@selu.edu or at extension 5771.
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Percussion Faculty Recital scheduled Oct. 4
Southeastern percussion faculty will hold a recital, The History of Percussion, at the Pottle Music Auditorium on Monday, Oct. 4.
Scheduled for 7:30 p.m., the performance is free and open to the public.
The recital will feature performances by Kevin Estoque, Southeastern adjunct instructor and percussion arranger for the university’s Spirit of the Southland Marching Band, and Guy Gauthreaux, adjunct professor of percussion. They will be accompanied on the piano by David Evenson, professor of music and head of the Department of Fine and Performing arts, and Grammy Award nominee Kenneth Boulton, associate professor of piano.
Scheduled for performance is the 1685 Marches de timbales a.2 by Andre Danican and Jacques Danican Phildor followed by The History of American Drums, a set of four pieces that include The Downfall of Paris, Connecticut Halftime, The Gladstone Cadets, and American Suite, which was written by Gauthreaux.
The program will also include the 1942 Sonata for Two Pianos and Percussion by Bela Bartok.
For more information, contact the Department of Fine and Performing Arts at 549-2184.
At Southeastern’s home football game against Texas State, Saturday, Oct. 9, the Relay for Life Team from the Division of Administration and Finance is selling boxed lunches.
Patrons can choose pulled pork sandwiches or fried fish with a choice of French fries or coleslaw and dessert for only $5! Lunches will be available from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Kickoff is at 2 p.m.
Orders should be made by calling 549-5773, 5058, or 2587, or email firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com, or Jennifer.Rowell@selu.edu. For those not attending the game, a team member can deliver orders to a less congested part of campus.
The team is also selling tailgating barbeque raffle tickets for $1 and Fight Dat tee shirts for $15 the day of the game at their tent in Friendship Circle, tailgate spot #29.
Banned Books Week events
Read any banned books lately? You may have and not even known it. Each year the American Library Association promotes Banned Books Week to highlight books that have been challenged or banned through the years and to advocate for the freedom to read.
To celebrate Banned Books Week, which takes place this year from Sunday, Sept. 26 to Saturday, Oct. 2, Sims Library has joined with the Sigma Tau Delta English Honor Society and the Alpha Psi Omega Honor Society to present short readings and scenes from challenged and banned books. The program will be held on Thursday, Sept. 30 at 2 p.m. in the Sims Library lobby.
In addition, a special episode of the award-winning radio program “Rock School” will air on Thursday at 5 p.m. and Sunday at 4 p.m. on KSLU. Co-hosts Dr. Joe Burns and Chad Pierce, assisted by librarian Beth West, will feature songs that reference banned books with fascinating trivia about these incendiary works.
Visitors to the library can see a display of the titles that will be featured on the show and enter a drawing to win free books. Come to the library, read a banned book and celebrate your freedom to read!
Basics of Contracts
The course consists of an overview of contracts in Louisiana with specific discussion of the enforceability of oral and written contracts. Topics include the effects of ambiguity of contractual terms; good faith requirements; and methods of enforcing contracts. The course will be held Wednesday nights from 6 to 7:30 p.m. starting Oct. 6.
Introduction to Elementary Spanish
The course is an introduction to the Spanish language and culture that explores the basic grammatical structure of Spanish. Throughout the five week course, students will work on developing reading, writing, listening and speaking skills. The course is offered Wednesday nights from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. starting Oct. 13.
Introduction to Massage Therapy
The course will offer a general overview of therapeutic massage in an attempt to create a greater appreciation and understanding of massage therapy as a form of health and wellness. It includes practical experience in basic massage techniques utilized by licensed massage therapists. The course is offered Wednesday nights from 5 to 6 p.m. starting Oct. 13.
Adobe Photoshop for Beginners and Intermediate
Learn how to digitally edit images with Adobe software. After completing this course, students will have a working knowledge of all major features. The one night, three-hour workshops are offered Wednesday nights from 6 to 9 p.m. on Oct. 6 for beginners and Oct. 13 for intermediate. Students must sign up for the workshops separately.
Business Success...Proactive Customer Service
Achieve a positive service mentality, maintain customer relationships, learn interpersonal communication and effective listening skills, and provide top notch customer service and follow-up. The two-hour workshop will be held from 1 to 3 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 19.
The course is designed to prepare project managers, as well as others planning on pursuing a career in project management, with skills and tools to successfully plan, manage and deliver projects on time and within budget. The course is based on Project Management Institute’s “Project Management Body of Knowledge” and highlights the five project management process groups (Initiating, Planning, Executing, Monitoring and Controlling, and Closing) and their interaction with the nine project management Knowledge Areas (Integration, Scope, Time, Cost, Quality, Human Resources, Communications, Risk and Procurement). The two-day workshop will be held Oct. 12 and 13 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Introduction to Microsoft Word 2007
The class was designed and developed specifically for individuals with no previous experience using Microsoft Word. It will provide a generalized overview of the software including the features and functions. The four-hour course will be held Thursday, Oct. 14, from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m.
English as a Second Language
Students will learn to speak, listen, read and write in English. Emphasis is put on using the English language in social and business situations in the workplace. The course is offered Thursday nights from 6-8 p.m. starting Oct. 14.
Home Energy Efficiency
Discover ways to save energy and reduce utility bills while using “earth friendly” (green) techniques/technologies. Learn how to easily conduct a do-it-yourself home energy audit. Identify strategies that will provide maximum return with minimal investments. The two-hour workshop will be available from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. starting Oct. 1.
Recycling in your Parish
The Brown-Bag workshop provides a guide to disposing household waste properly. Going green stars with individuals; family and friends may follow toward a greener living. The two-hour workshop will be held from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 12.
Workshops this week:
Tea with Jane Austen
Join us Sept. 28, 2-3 in Tinsley, room 103, for a special presentation by Mary Mocsary, Department of English. Learn a little about Jane and a lot about engaging students. Space is limited so call, ext. 5791.
Connecting Student Learning and Web 2.0 will begin on 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, room 103, 11 a.m. - 12:15 p.m. Faculty who attend all four workshops will earn a Certificate of University Teaching and Learning (CUTL).
Science & Religion Brown Bag Discussions will continue on Thursday, Sept. 30 at 12:30. Bring your lunch and a friend!
See the Center’s calendar for workshop topics and dates at www.selu.edu/center for more details.
The Southeastern women’s soccer and volleyball teams will both hit the road for Southland Conference matches during this week in Southeastern Athletics.
The defending Southland Conference Tournament champion women’s soccer team (7-1-2) will open league play on Friday, heading to Lake Charles for a 7 p.m. match with McNeese State. Southeastern visits Lamar on Sunday for a 2 p.m. match in Beaumont, Texas.
The volleyball team (9-10, 1-2 Southland) also has two road league matches on tap this week. On Thursday, Southeastern will be in Conway, Ark. to face defending Southland regular season champion Central Arkansas at 7 p.m. The Lady Lions then head to Natchitoches for a 7 p.m. match with Northwestern State on Saturday.
Thursday, September 30
Volleyball, at Central Arkansas, Conway, Ark., 7 p.m.*
Friday, October 1
Women’s Soccer, at McNeese State, Lake Charles, 7 p.m.*
Saturday, October 2
Volleyball, at Northwestern State, Natchitoches, 7 p.m.*
Sunday, October 3
Women’s Soccer, at Lamar, Beaumont, Texas, 2 p.m.*
* - Southland Conference event
Charlotte Lowry Collins (Extended Studies) has been invited to exhibit her work at Gallery 2100 in Slidell, La., and to conduct a reading from her artist’s book, “Rooted In Liberte.” Dr. Bonnie Lewis (Sociology) and her band will perform at the opening, Oct. 15, from 6-8 p.m., located at 2100 Front Street, Slidell, La. For more information please call 985-290-1395 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Dennis Sipiorski (Visual Arts) is exhibiting new works in three Louisiana fine Art Galleries in the months of September and October Sipiorski will be exhibiting new paintings and ceramic creations at the Henry Hood Gallery in Covington, Caffery Gallery in Baton Rouge, and Gallery Eclaireuse in Lafayette.
Dr. Rakesh Duggal (Finance) and Dr. Mike Budden (Marketing) have had their paper, “Assuring Not-for-Profit Hospital Competitiveness through Proper Accounting for the True Cost of Capital,” accepted for publication in the Journal of Business and Economic Research.
Recent graduates Andreia Monteiro and Miljana Jeremic and their professor, Mike Budden (Marketing) had “Can We Have Fries with That, Please? Nutrition and Physical Activities among College Students,” accepted for publication in the Contemporary Issues in Education Research Journal. The paper had previously been presented at an education research conference.
Dr. Cheri McFerrin (Chemistry and Physics) collarborated with Lavrent Khachatryan, Rubik Asatryan, Julien Adounkpe and Barry Dellinger to have “Radicals from the Gas-Phase Pyrolysis of Catechol 2. Comparison of the Pyrolysis of Catechol and Hydroquinone” published on the Web through the American Chemical Society.
Dr. Mary Ballard (Education and Human Development) delivered the keynote address at the annual conference of the Louisiana Counseling Association in New Orleans, Sept. 19-22.
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