ByLion--April 11


Employee Appreciation Day

Enron whistleblower to give lecture

Tangi Heart Walk Jeans Promotion

National Student Employment Week

Golden Silence honors deceased

The True Cost of Coal

Julius Caesar debuts April 13

10th Annual Bill Evans Jazz Festival

Earth Day recognized April 12

Sims Library Book Sale

Student Conduct news

Students tout "safe surfing"

Summer Jobs Fair Thursday

Colombian Delegation arrives

Fellom presents "The Last Dance"

Wind Symphony concert April 19

Students win SPJ Awards

Young Writers Camp June 20-24

Welding society assists church

Summer Language Camp available

Students take sustainability fieldtrip

Greeks donate to Our Daily Bread

Phi Beta Lambda attends conference

Southeastern in the news

Extended Studies news

This week in Athletics

Professional activities

Employee Appreciation Day   
Southeastern Employee Appreciation Day

Southeastern employees were treated to delicious hamburgers and hotdogs compliments of the Tangi Alumni Chapter as part of Employee Appreciation Day. The event was sponsored by Human Resources and the Alumni Association. Many employees attended the evening’s baseball game against the University of South Alabama.

Enron Whistleblower to address Southeastern at Livingston Ethics LectureSherron Watkins   
The “Enron Whistleblower” – the individual who initiated a cascade of actions resulting in the toppling of one of the world’s largest corporations – will deliver Southeastern’s James and Evelyn Livingston Lecture in ethics April 19.
     Sherron Watkins, the former vice president of corporate development at the Houston-based energy trading company, will deliver the lecture in the Student Union Theatre at 7 p.m. Sponsored by the College of Business, the event is free and open to the public.
     While at Enron, a company she joined in 1993, Watkins alerted Enron Chief Executive Officer Ken Lay to accounting irregularities in the company’s financial reports. At the time, she gave no thought to the personal repercussions she would face and the incredible impact her discovery would have.
     The “Enron Scandal,” as it would come to be known ended in the bankruptcy of the giant company in 2001 and also caused the downfall of one of the nation’s largest accounting firms, Arthur Anderson. For her actions, Watkins was recognized as one of three “Time Magazine” Persons of the Year in 2002. She testified before Congress and eventually co-authored the best-selling book “Power Failure: The Inside Story of the Collapse of Enron.” An active public speaker, Watkins remains an outspoken voice against corporate greed and corruption.
     “We are pleased to present someone with strong business ethics as this year’s lecturer,” said College of Business Dean Randy Settoon. “Ms. Watkins has set the tone for a new direction in corporate governance, responsibility and oversight. This is indeed a great opportunity for our students to hear from someone who served on the front lines of the corporate culture.”
     The lecture series was founded in 1984 by Hammond businessman John O. Batson in memory of his long time friend and associate James Livingston. The lecture also honors Livingston’s wife Evelyn, who was an active community volunteer for many years.

Tangi Heart Walk April 15; promotion includes “Jeans Thursday”   
Southeastern will once again host the Tangi Heart Walk to benefit the American Heart Association, one of the university’s official philanthropic partners, on Friday, April 15.
     To encourage more donors, the university has adopted a “Jeans Thursday” promotion. Any donors contributing $5 or more to the heart walk before the end of work on Wednesday will be allowed to wear jeans on Thursday. Contact Erin Moore Cowser at or ext. 5861, Ann Carruth at or ext. 3772, or Dollie Hebert-Crouch at or ext. 5727 to arrange for drop-off or pick-up of funds.
     The walk begins at 11 a.m. at the Pennington Student Activity Center on the corner of General Pershing and University avenues and concludes at 2 p.m. Participants will walk around the campus during those hours.
     “We are challenging our departments to recruit walkers to help our Southeastern teams to raise money to fund the research and educational programs of the American Heart Association,” said President John L. Crain. “In addition to raising life-saving funds, the walk is an encouragement for all of us to engage in physical exercise, one of the most important preventive measures one can take to control heart disease.”
     This year’s event is being chaired by School of Nursing Interim Dean Ann Carruth and Diretor of Recreational Sports and Wellness Dollie Hebert.
     “We’re counting on the support of Southeastern faculty, staff and students to help us reach our goal and are also encouraging community members to participate as well,” said Hebert.
     Carruth added that participants and teams can walk any time during the prescribed hours.
     For more information or to register in advance of the kickoff event, contact Carruth at or Hebert at
     Cardiovascular diseases contribute to more than 1.4 million deaths annually, including more than 15,000 Louisiana residents. The American Heart Association donates over 3 million annually to research projects in the Greater New Orleans area.
      The American Heart Association is the oldest and largest national non-profit voluntary health organization in the world, dedicated to reducing disability and death from cardiovascular diseases and stroke, our nation’s No. 1 and No. 3 killers.

National Student Employment Week   
Each year, during the second full week of April, colleges and universities across the country recognize the importance of the student work experience by celebrating National Student Employment Week. Student employment offers our students career-enhancing opportunities, the ability to develop skills relevant in any career, and better preparation for the job market upon graduation.
     National Student Employment Week is designed to enhance the awareness of student employment and to recognize those students who perform outstanding work while attending Southeastern. The week of April 11-15, the Office of Financial Aid will recognize the student employees of Southeastern. 
     The Office of Work Study will set up an information table in the Student Union Mall from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. on Monday, April 11. Students will be able to obtain student employment information, and current student employees will be able to register for prizes to be given away on Friday, April 15.
     Departments are encouraged to celebrate National Student Employment Week by showing student workers how much their hard work is appreciated.

Southeastern holds Golden Silence CeremonyGolden Silence held April 7   
Southeastern’s Alumni Association sponsored its annual Golden Silence ceremony Thursday (April 7) at the Student Union Park to honor deceased members of the Southeastern “family” – faculty, staff, students and alumni who died during the past year.

Julie Rawls Hollenbaugh of Walker holds a lighted candle while her daughter Lydia and her cousin Liz Foster look on. Hollenbaugh attended the ceremony in remembrance of her mother Patricia Bates Rawls.

Beehive Collective to depict impact of coal at art center   
 “The True Cost of Coal,” a presentation by The Beehive Design Collective, will be presented at Southeastern’s Student Union Ballroom at 5 p.m. Monday (April 11).
     The Beehive Design Collective is a political artist collective based in rural Maine that engages students in an interactive storytelling presentation using cartoons to illustrate natural resource extraction and how it affects the environment and communities in Louisiana.
     The group promises “an interactive, visual tour of the connections between mountain removal, climate change, and the struggle for justice in Appalachia and throughout the world.”
     For more information about The Beehive Collective and the event, contact Cathy Thurmond at, or visit the group’s website at

Southeastern Theatre to present Shakespeare’s ‘Julius Caesar’   
1)Julius Caesar photo one                           2)Julius Caesar photo two

William Shakespeare’s “The Tragedy of Julius Caesar” takes a non-traditional look in Southeastern Theatre’s upcoming production of the classic tragedy.
     Set to run in the Vonnie Borden Theatre in D Vickers Hall from April 13 – 16 at 7:30 p.m., the play – directed by Jim Winter, assistant professor in the Department of Fine and Performing Arts – employs unconventional costumes and a hybrid classical-modern set to portray the Roman republic in a period of decline.
     “Because of budget concerns, doing the play in a realistic, classical Rome presented problems for costumes and props,” Winter explained. “I thought about it and decided there were so many similarities between Caesar’s Rome and modern America that I would fuse the two. Depending upon what angle you look at it, you may get a very Roman feel or a more modern American feel; or you might just experience both.”
     Tickets for the production are free for Southeastern students with their ID, $10 for adults and $5 for seniors and students from other universities.
     The play depicts the assassination of the Roman general and statesman, Julius Caesar, played by Zachary Boudreaux of Walker. Having amassed significant military and political power, Caesar enters into an alliance designed to transform the republic into an empire. In 44 BC he dies at the hands of members of the Roman Senate, including his own friend, Brutus, played by Lee Jeansonne of Covington.
     Other lead actors in the play are Megan Cleveland of Mandeville as Cassius and Trey Lagan of Ponchatoula as Mark Antony.
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1) In a scene from Southeastern’s production of Shakespeare’s “The Tragedy of Julius Caesar,” Cassius, played by Megan Cleveland of Mandeville, plots with Brutus, played by Lee Jeansonne of Covington.

2) In rehearsals for “The Tragedy of Julius Caesar” being produced by the Southeastern theatre program, Julius Caesar, left, played by Zachary Boudreaux of Walker, confers with Mark Anthony, played by Trey Lagan of Ponchatoula. Brutus, played by Lee Jeansonne of Covington, lingers in the background.

Southeastern presents 10th annual Bill Evans Jazz Festival   
Southeastern will pay homage to jazz legend and alumnus Bill Evans with a festival in his honor this month.
     The 10th annual Bill Evans Jazz Festival honors the seven-time Grammy Award winner and 1950 Southeastern graduate who was the most influential jazz pianist of his generation.
     Partially sponsored by Southeastern’s Arts and Lectures Committee, this year’s festival includes three events that are free and open to the public. Grammy Award-winning pianist Bill Cunliffe will perform at all three events.
The Bill Evans Jazz Festival Trio, Thursday, April 14, 7:30 p.m., Pottle Music Building Auditorium.
The Southeastern Jazz Combos, Friday, April 15, 4 p.m., Pottle Music Building Recital Hall.
The Southeastern Jazz Ensemble II, Friday, April 15, 7:30 p.m., Pottle Music Building Auditorium.
     For more information, contact the Department of Fine and Performing Arts at 549-2184.

Southeastern students to recognize Earth Day April 12   
Southeastern students will host the university’s annual Earth Day celebration April 12 at the War Memorial Student Union.
     Sponsored by organizational communication graduate students n the Department of Languages and Communication, the event will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and is designed to encourage environmental awareness across the campus and the community.
Featured will be a cell phone recycling drive, “green living” displays, games and activities, as well as presentations from local environmental representatives who will offer tips on energy conservation and beautification practices. There will also be a recycling trailer in the McClimans Hall parking lot to collect appliances, microwaves, refrigerators and other recyclable materials.
     “We want to show students how to incorporate green living with everyday activities,” said Maurice Provost of New Orleans, a graduate student in the public relations campaign class that’s sponsoring the event.
     “This year we will provide students with information on simple and effective ways to implement a greener lifestyle,” said Ashley Broussard, a group leader in the class. “We want students to be aware of the effects of their current lifestyles and give them the tools they need to create a cleaner, greener world.”
     The event, sponsored in part through a Student Government Association grant, will inform Southeastern students and the community about affordable and practical green initiatives. For more information about the event, contact Ashley at or Amber Narro at

Book Sale at Sims Library   
Sims Library’s annual book sale will take place on Wednesday and Thursday, April 13 and 14, from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. in the first floor lobby. Hundreds of used books, most priced from $1 to $2, will be available in a variety of subjects, from fiction, history and biography to music, business, and cooking.
     All sales are cash only. Sales support resources and programming for Sims Library. For more information, call 549-3962.

Office of Student Conduct news   
The Office of Student Conduct has partnered with PEEPS and the TRACC Coalition to host a roundtable discussion regarding the effects of alcohol surrounding our campus. The roundtable discussion is scheduled Wednesday, April 13, at 5 p.m. in the Student Union Ballroom.
     The Office of Student Conduct, PEEPS, and TRACC chose to host this meeting during Spring Daze week on campus because we want students to know these concerns before spring break. We want to provide an open forum for the students and faculty/staff of Southeastern to learn about strategies to combat negative consequences of alcohol use by young adults.
     Your participation, knowledge, and experience would be a valuable asset to this roundtable discussion. If you plan to attend, it’s recommended, that you send an RSVP to or call 549-5919 by April 11.

Nursing students encourage safe surfing   
Senior nursing students at Southeastern have developed an Internet safety program for children who risk falling victim to online predators.
     The program is designed to inform children about the dangers and consequences of talking to strangers and sharing personal information on social networking sites and other areas of the Internet.
     “Our goals are to bring awareness to teens and help them make the right choices,” says Erin Gauthier, one of the nursing students who worked on the project. “We did not want to tell teens not to use the Internet or social networking sites but to be safe about it. Their question should be, ‘How can you know someone you’ve never met face-to-face?’”
     The students selected the topic as their Capstone project, said nursing instructor Terry Compton. All nursing students at Southeastern are required to conduct a community outreach research project as part of their coursework.
     “The students took an active role in collaborating with the Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff’s Office to develop this program,” said Compton. “They wanted their work to be enduring, so they developed a facilitator’s guide so that teachers, counselors and other school staff can present the program on Internet safety.”
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2011 Summer Jobs and Internships Fair Thursday   
The Summer Jobs and Internships Fair is a great opportunity for Southeastern students interested in part-time employment or internships to interact with employers.
     On Thursday from 9:30 a.m. until 2:30 p.m., over 40 employers with part-time and internship openings will have recruiting tables set up in the Student Union Mall. Representatives from the companies will accept job applications on site. Students should bring a few copies of their resumes to hand to employers.
     The fair is casual so students can stop between classes or during their lunch break. No registration is required. For more information, contact the Office of Career Services at 549-2121.

Southeastern to host Colombian Delegation for conference on governance   
Southeastern will host approximately 24 government and business leaders from the Republic of Colombia April 11-14.
     Sponsored by the university’s Hispanic Business Institute in the College of Business, the program is being offered in alliance with the Colombian Regional Agency for Development. Theme of the program is “Government and Governance in the XXI Century,” and topics include managerial strategies in political campaigning, management of disasters and emergency situations, and other areas.
     Aristides Baraya, director of the Hispanic Business Institute, said participants will have the opportunity to meet and interact with a number of leaders in Louisiana government as well as area business leaders.
     Baraya said the Colombian government and Louisiana Secretary of State Tom Schedler and his office played key roles in helping to organize and develop the program.
     “The Secretary of State’s Office has been an invaluable asset in helping us get this program together,” he said.
     The four-day program will be conducted in New Orleans on Monday and Tuesday, at the old State Capitol in Baton Rouge on Wednesday, and on the Southeastern campus in Hammond on Thursday.
     Among the speakers at the conference are Lt. Gen. Russel Honore (retired); David Doss of Sen. David Vitter’s office; Justin Crossie of Rep. Steve Scalise’s office; Andrew D. Kopplin, New Orleans deputy mayor and chief administrative officer; Pat Santos, deputy director of emergency management of the Louisiana Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness; neuro-lingustics expert Carolina Ramirez; Tom McHugh, executive director of the Louisiana Municipal Association; Felipe Martinez of the Office of Louisiana Economic Development; Gloria Arias , Colombian Deputy Attorney general, Jeronimo Uribe, president of Ecoeficiencia-Colombia and the son of former Colombian President Alvaro Uribe.

Fellom presents “The Last Dance”Martie Fellom   
Woman’s Hospital Endowed Professor in Humanities Martie Fellom will present a lecture entitled “The Last Dance” on April 18 in the Student Union Theatre. Scheduled for 3:30 p.m., the lecture is the first of three annual lectures that Fellom will give as part of the endowed professorship.
     “’Dance for Thought’ addresses choreography created as social, political, and global commentary,” Fellom said. “This first lecture is a presentation of dances on the topic of death and dying.”
     Rebecca Hensley, instructor in the Department of Sociology and Criminal Justice and faculty advisor for the Southeastern Sociological Association, invited Fellom to present the lecture for the Southeastern Sociological Association.
     Sponsored by the Southeastern Sociological Association and the College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences, the lecture is one hour, followed by a 15-minute question and answer session.

Wind Symphony Concert scheduled April 19   
Southeastern’s Wind Symphony will present “Kingfishers Catch Fire,” at the downtown Columbia Theatre for the Performing Arts at 7:30 p.m. April 19.
        Sponsored by the Department of Fine and Performing Arts, the symphony will be directed by Southeastern Director of Bands Glen Hemberger. The orchestra is comprised of the finest wind and percussion musicians attending the university.
        The concert will begin with Dmitri Shostakovich’s “Festive Overture,” followed by the winners of the Kappa Kappa Psi Concerto Competition, now in its third year. Saxophonist and junior music education major Vitalie Gumeniuc will perform “Pequena Czarda” by Spanish composer Pedro Iturralde, followed by Leroy Anderson’s famed “Bugler’s Holiday,” performed by trumpet majors Thomas Huckaby, David Kraus and David Will. Also featured will be Louisiana native Frank Ticheli’s latest work, “Rest” and the powerful “Kingfishers Catch Fire” by American John Mackey.
        “Concerto for Piano and Wind Symphony” by Richard Prior will round out the first half of the program. Local residents Fay and Phelan Bright commissioned the concerto in 2001 in celebration of the lives of Fay’s parents Marietta Reimers Schneider and Hans Schneider. It premiered in May 2001 by the Wind Symphony with department head David Evenson on the piano.
        “This work is now celebrating its 10th  anniversary, once again with the composer in attendance,” said Hemberger. “In recognition of Dr. Evenson’s retirement from Southeastern this June, the evening’s concerto performance will also be dedicated to him and will be performed by Southeastern faculty member and Grammy-nominated pianist Kenneth Boulton.”
        The second half of the program begins with “Song for Lyndsay” by Andrew Boyson, Jr. and concludes with “Symphonic Dances” from “West Side Story” by Leonard Bernstein.
        “Drawn directly from the composer’s original scores, the wind band setting by Paul Lavender captures all of the charm, intensity and passion of the original version for full orchestra,” Hemberger explained. “Included are such classics as ‘Somewhere,’ ‘Mambo,’ the ‘Meeting Scene,’ and ‘Cool,’ among others. This is a powerful work not to be missed.”
        Reimer Priester, director of development for the Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra, will serve as Master of Ceremonies for the evening, Hemberger said.
        Tickets are available through the Columbia Theatre box office, 220 East Thomas Street, which is open 11 a.m. – 4 p.m., Monday, Wednesday, and Friday and one hour before the performance. General admission tickets are $10, adults; $5, senior citizens, Southeastern alumni, faculty and staff. All students are admitted free with student identification. For more information on tickets, contact the Columbia Theatre box office at 543-4371.

Southeastern students win seven Mark of Excellence AwardsSoutheastern students win SPJ awards   
Students at Southeastern’s television station and student newspaper won seven 2010 Mark of Excellence awards at the annual Society of Professional Journalists Region 12 spring conference held recently in Nashville
     Founded in 1909 as Sigma Delta Chi, the Society of Professional Journalists (SPJ) promotes the free flow of information and works to inspire and educate the next generation of journalists. The SPJ presents the well-known Sigma Delta Chi awards annually to the nation’s top professional broadcast journalists.
     This year’s event received almost 4,000 entries from all universities in Region 12, comprised of Louisiana, Mississippi, Arkansas and Tennessee.
     Students at the Southeastern Channel, the university’s educational cable station, won more television awards than any other participating university. The awards included first place for “Best Overall Television Newscast,” for the channel’s student news show, “Northshore News.” Student news reporter Chrissy Carter of Laplace also won first place in “Television General News Reporting” for her “EBooks” story that aired on “Northshore News.”
     By virtue of winning first place regional awards, both “Northshore News” and Carter qualified for the national SPJ Mark of Excellence competition each as one of 12 finalists nationally in their respective categories. The national winners will be announced Sept. 25 at the “Excellence in Journalism 2011 National Convention” in New Orleans, a joint endeavor of the SPJ and the Radio Television Digital News Association.
     In addition to the television awards, Southeastern also had a winner in the SPJ print competition as “Lion’s Roar” student photographer Rande Robinson won third place for general news photography with “Zombies Invade.”
     Also receiving awards were:
-- Jessica Leblanc of New Orleans and Anna de Tiege of Mandeville, second and third place respectively, in the “television general news reporting category. Leblanc won for her story “Tracking Disease Trends with Twitter,” while de Tiege was honored story “New Levee Proposal.”
-- Videographer Nick Elliott of Mandeville, second place for television news photography and third place for television feature photography.
-- Daron Short of Hammond, second place for television feature photography.
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Southeastern Channel students who work on the station’s “Northshore News” program recently won a number of Mark of Excellence Awards at the Society of Professional Journalists Region 12 spring convention. From left are channel General Manager Rick Settoon, reporter Jessica Leblanc; John Reis, program supervisor; reporters Chrissy Carter and Anna de Tiege; and videographers Nick Elliot and Daron Short.

Young Writers Camp available June 20-24   
Children ages 8-14 can write to their hearts’ content this summer at Southeastern’s Young Writers Camp.
     Sponsored by the Southeastern Louisiana Writing Project (SLWP), the camp is scheduled June 20-24, 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m., on Southeastern’s campus in D Vickers Hall, third floor. The cost is $195.
     “Daily activities include writing, connecting the writing process with art, cartooning, reading, and many other creative activities, such as a special writing marathon,” said Dr. Beth Calloway, camp coordinator. “Participants work under the guidance of experienced writers and teacher-consultants and discover the importance of writing about things and events around them, as well as for a variety of purposes and audiences.”
     Young writers polish their work through peer editing and revision, and their work is published in an anthology, Calloway added. The final day participants present their best work to parents and friends at a “Public Reading and Reception.” Certificates, anthologies and t-shirts are provided.
     For more information and a registration form, contact Calloway at or Richard Louth at 549-2102.
     Registration forms and checks for the Young Writers Camp can be mailed to the Southeastern Louisiana Writing Project, c/o Dr. Richard Louth, SLU 10327, Hammond, LA 70402. Checks should be made payable to the Southeastern Louisiana Writing Project.

Welding Society members assist local churchWelding society helps local church   
As part of a service-learning project, members of Southeastern’s chapter of the American Welding Society and the IT 256 metallurgy of Welding class built a security frame for the air conditioning unit at Oak Grove Church of Christ in Holiness in Hammond. The previous unit had been stolen, and the chapter was asked to design and build a fixture to protect the new unit from theft.
     Students participating in the project included Brandon Luteman, Seth Badeaux, Pat Landaiche, Christ Hyde, Sebastian Rapier and Sean Carter. The project was supervised by IT faculty Mike Beauvais and Tony Blakeney.
     “The students enjoyed the opportunity to use the knowledge they’re acquired in the curriculum and through our organization in a way that benefits the community,” Blakeney said.

Summer Language Camp   
The Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders will be offering summer language camps for children with speech and language disorders during June and July sessions. The cost per camp is $200. 
     For more information or an application for the camps, call the department at 549-2214. The clinic is also accepting applications for the fall semester for both children and adults.

Sociology Students take sustainability fieldtrip    Greenhouse tour
On March 28, students from Dr. David Burley’s Environmental Sociology class (SOC 360) and Dr. Anna Kleiner’s Urban Sociology class (SOC 455/555) got a first-hand look at the environmental sustainability projects taking place in the 9th Ward and Holy Cross neighborhoods in New Orleans. Their tour guide was Darryl Malek-Wiley, community organizer for the Holy Cross Neighborhood Association and environmental justice coordinator for the Sierra Club.
     They toured the LEED certified homes being built by Global Green, an organization that has hosted Sociology interns. The students also observed the restoration efforts of Bayou Bienvenue and its importance to the sustainability of the community. While students were not able to meet Brad Pitt, they did observe the homes and playground being built by Pitt’s Make It Right Foundation.
     Finally, the students visited Our School at Blair Grocery, an urban agriculture school for local at-risk youth, where founder Nat Turner discussed issues of food justice, food security and growing sustainably-produced food for the community as a form of community building, youth empowerment, and job creation. All the while, students dug in the dirt and were able to bring home delicious greens harvested themselves.
     Drs. Burley and Kleiner will continue to offer this experience for future students in their Sociology courses.
Above: Environmental activist Darryl Malek-Wiley shows the students homes constructed by Global Green.

Greeks make canned good donation to Our Daily Bread   
This year’s Greek Week at Southeastern was held March 20 through 24. All events were coordinated by the Southeastern chapter of Order of Omega, the National Greek Honor Society on campus. Along with the traditional Greek Week events, this year a canned good drive was held. 
     All of the canned goods were donated to Our Daily Bread, located at 509 S. Chestnut Street in Hammond. According to Kay Lopez of Our Daily Bread, the canned goods donation by the Greek Community weighed 6,129 lbs. (3 tons) which will be enough to feed approximately 550 families or enough emergency boxes for one year. Our Daily Bread was very appreciative of Southeastern’s Greek Community for such a large donation. 
Phi Beta Lambda Students Participate in State Leadership Conference   
Members of Southeastern’s chapter of Phi Beta Lambda participated in the State Leadership Conference held in Alexandria, La., March 18-19, where two students competed in business-related testing events.
     Award winners included: Raemel Richardson (Senior, Business Administration), Second Place in Project Management, Second Place in Retail Management, and Third Place in Management Concepts; and Kayla Stover (Junior, Accounting), Third Place in Business Law.  
     The students are now eligible to compete in these events at the PBL National Leadership Conference June 23-26 in Orlando. Adviser Ms. Bobbie Gill Schnepf (Management and Business Administration) led the team to the state conference.
     Future Business Leaders of America-Phi Beta Lambda, Inc. is the national business education association that prepares students for careers in business and business education. Its members, belonging to more than 6,000 chartered chapters and include students from the United States, the Virgin Islands, Puerto Rico, and Europe. Those interested in becoming a member of the Southeastern chapter should contact advisor Schnepf at 549-3091 or via email at
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ACT Test Prep Course
This course is designed to assist high school students to develop the skills to improve ACT scores, emphasizing mathematics and English. If paid and registered one week prior to start of class, students will receive an ACT prep book at no additional cost. Test date: 6/11/2011. 
May 12 to June 9 in Walker and Mandeville
May 9 to June 6 in Hammond
The cost for this course is $250 in Walker and Hammond and $275 in Mandeville.

Instant Piano for Busy People (April 21, 6 – 9:30 p.m.)
Learn enough secrets of the trade to make piano playing a part of life, learning chords, not notes. Learn all the chords needed to play any song, any style, any key. This is a beginning class in chord piano techniques. The instructor will collect $25 in class for a book and a 68-minute practice CD. The course will cost $55.

Zoom into Careers (June 20 – 23)
Zoom into Careers offers career workshops for high school students. Workshops in Hammond include: journalism, television, culinary arts, theatre, and inventing. An overnight option is available for Hammond courses. A photography workshop is available in Mandeville.


To register, or for further details on these or other courses that are available please visit:
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This week in Athletics   

The Southeastern baseball, softball, golf, track and tennis teams will all be in action during this week in Southeastern Athletics.
     Winners of its last two Southland Conference series, the Lion baseball team (22-11, 9-6 Southland) will return to action on Tuesday, facing Southern at 6 p.m. at Alumni Field. Southeastern will then head to league leader Texas State for a three-game league series in San Marcos, Texas, beginning with a 6:30 p.m. contest on Friday. Saturday’s game is set for 2 p.m. with the series finale scheduled for Sunday at 1 p.m. All four of the Lions’ baseball games will be broadcast live in the Hammond area on KSLU-FM (90.9) and on the Internet at
     The Southeastern softball team (16-19, 6-9 Southland) also heads into the week with some momentum after taking two of three from UTSA in its most recent action. The Lady Lions will head to Natchitoches this weekend for a three-game series at Northwestern State, starting with a 2 p.m. Saturday doubleheader. Live stats for the series, which concludes with a 1 p.m. contest on Sunday, will be available at
     The men’s golf team will close out play at the Jim West Intercollegiate this week in Victoria, Texas. The Lions sit in second after Sunday’s opening round. The tournament continues with the second round on Monday and the final round on Tuesday. Live results are available at
     The Southeastern men’s and women’s track and field teams will join the softball team in Natchitoches this weekend. The Lions and Lady Lions will compete in the Northwestern State Invite on Saturday.
     The Lady Lion tennis team (7-11, 2-7 Southland) will close out its Southland Conference schedule with a pair of home matches at Stone Creek Club and Spa in Covington this week. Southeastern welcomes league leader UT Arlington on Saturday at 1 p.m. and Texas State on Sunday at 12 p.m.

Monday, April 11
Men’s Golf, at Jim West Intercollegiate, Victoria, Texas, All Day

Tuesday, April 12
Baseball, vs. Southern, Alumni Field, 6 p.m. (KSLU)
Men’s Golf, at Jim West Intercollegiate, Victoria, Texas, All Day

Friday, April 15
Baseball, at Texas State, San Marcos, Texas, 6:30 p.m. (KSLU)*

Saturday, April 16
Baseball, at Texas State, San Marcos, Texas, 2 p.m. (KSLU)*
Softball, at Northwestern State, Natchitoches, 2 p.m.*
Men’s and Women’s Track and Field, at Northwestern State Invite, Natchitoches, All Day
Women’s Tennis, vs. UT Arlington, Stone Creek Club and Spa – Covington, 1 p.m.*

Sunday, April 17
Baseball, at Texas State, San Marcos, Texas, 1 p.m. (KSLU)*
Softball, at Northwestern State, Natchitoches, 1 p.m.*
Women’s Tennis, vs. Texas State, Stone Creek Club and Spa – Covington, 12 p.m.*

Southeastern home events in bold
* - Southland Conference contest

Professional activities   

Erin Fleming (Admissions & Financial Aid) had an article published in the 2011 SACRAO journal titled “Connecting Unexpected Visual Images to Student Recruitment.” The article was co-authored by Georgia Robinson and Maria Lavallee, alumni of the Organizational Communication graduate program.
     Dr. Francesco Fiumara (Languages and Commmunication) is one of the authors of the recently published contribution: “El linaje de Amadis de Gaula en un arbol genealogico del siglo XVII (Roma, V. Mascardi, 1637).” The article is now available in the following volume: Compostella Aurea: Actas del VIII Congreso de la AISO. Santiago de Compostela: Universidade de Santiago de Compostela, 2011. Co authors are Dr. Anna Bognolo and Dr. Stefano Neri of the University of Verona.

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