ByLion--February 14


Roberts' jersey retired

New baseball hitting facility

Dardenne to speak at exhibit opening

Black History Month schedule revised

Student receives collegiate scholars award

Faculty Exhibit on display through Feb. 25

Japanese student continues research

Southeastern receives scholarship

Family & Consumer Sciences program

Student wins Louisiana District crown

Chefs Evening restaurant of the week

PPR training for supervisors

Free campus delivery

DSA nomination packet

Safety & security procedures

This week in Athletics

Extended Studies news

Professional activities

Roberts' jersey retired in style   

1) Robin Roberts jersey retirement 2)Robin Roberts address the crowd

1) Southeastern Alumna and Good Morning America Anchor Robin Roberts addresses the crowd at her jersey retirement ceremony held in the University Center Saturday, Feb. 5. Participating in the recognition ceremony were, from left, Vice President of University Advancement Wendy Lauderdale, President John L. Crain, Roberts, and Athletics Director Bart Bellairs. 

2) Robin Roberts addresses her fellow Lady Lion Basketball Alumnae at the banquet following the jersey retirement ceremony in the University Center. Behind her are former players who played with her.

Ground breaking for new batting cageSoutheastern to receive new baseball hitting facility   

Southeastern athletics broke ground Thursday morning for a new baseball hitting facility behind Alumni Field.
    Participating in the event were, from left, Rachel Artigues, Head Baseball Coach Jay Artigues, Athletics Director Bart Belairs, President John L. Crain, lead donors Georgianne and John Poteet of Hammond, Vice President for University Advancement Wendy Lauderdale, LAA President David Vial, Vice President for Administration and Finance Stephen Smith, Facilities and Planning Director Ken Howe and contractor Roy Eschette of Zimmer-Eschette Construction. Back row are current members of the Southeastern baseball team.

Lincoln Exhibit ceremonies to feature Lieutenant GovernorJay Dardenne   
Opening ceremonies for the traveling exhibit “Lincoln: The Constitution and the Civil War,”  now on display in Southeastern’s Sims Memorial Library, will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday (Feb. 15).
     Louisiana Lieutenant Governor Jay Dardenne will be the featured speaker at the ceremony, which will take place on the third floor of the library. The public is invited to the free event. Tours of the exhibit, located in the first floor lobby, will follow the ceremony.
     Dardenne was elected to his current position last November, filling the remaining year on an unexpired term. He previously served four years as Secretary of State and 15 years in the state Senate. During his legislative service, he chaired the Senate Finance Committee and the Senate and Government Affairs Committee. In 2003, he was named National Republican Legislator of the Year.
     As part of the ceremony, Southeastern sophomore vocal performance student Sarah Bertrand of Bush will perform “America the Beautiful.”
     Library Director Eric Johnson said the library will host a number of lectures related to Lincoln during the exhibition. The first lecture, “Lincoln’s Louisiana Connection,” will be presented by history instructor Charles Elliott on Wednesday (Feb. 16) at 2 p.m. on the library’s third floor. Information on the exhibit and other scheduled lectures can be obtained by calling the library at 549-3962.
     Southeastern’s library is one of only 50 sites in the nation to host the exhibit, which will remain open to the public through March 25.The exhibit looks at how President Lincoln managed three intertwined crises associated with the Civil War: the secession of Southern states, slavery and wartime civil liberties.
     The exhibit was organized by National Constitution Center and the American Library Association Public Programs Office and was made possible by a major grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH). The traveling exhibit is based on an exhibition of the same name developed by the National Constitution Center.

Black History Month schedule revised   

Due to the unexpected winter weather, the Black History Month schedule has been revised. The updated schedule for remaining events is listed below.

Feb. 14, Student Union Mall, 11 a.m. - 1 p.m., Union Unplugged and Organizational Fair featuring R&B recording artist “Till,” sponsored by the Office of Greek Life, MISA, and the Arts and Lectures Committee.

Feb. 14 - 28, Student Union Mall, Sheet Sign Art: Moments in History-Remember the Times, sponsored by NAACP.
Feb. 15, 7 p.m., Black History Tour (Bus tour to the African American Heritage Center/Museum), cost $5, sponsored by Kappa Alpha Psi, sign up at

Feb. 16, 3rd floor, Sims Library, 2 p.m., Charles Elliott: "Lincoln's Louisiana Connection," sponsored by the Department of History and Political Science
Feb. 16, Student Union Theatre, 6:30 p.m., NPHC Greek Showcase, sponsored by Pan-Hellenic Council. Southeastern Greek organizations will perform the traditional Afro-centric Greek rhythmic dance known as stepping.

Feb. 22, Student Union, room 223, 2 p.m., Lecture: Garifuna Culture, sponsored by the Department of Languages and Communication.

Feb. 22, Fayard Hall, room 107, 5 p.m., Film: "In the Land of the Free," sponsored by the Southeastern Sociological Association.

Feb. 23, 3rd floor, Sims Library, 2 p.m., Michael Ralph presents "Abraham Lincoln and the Value of a Human Life," sponsored by the Department of History and Political Science.
Feb. 23, Pottle Music Auditorium, 7 p.m., Talent Show, sponsored by NAACP.

Feb. 24, Student Union Theatre, 12:30 p.m., Donavan Hudson presents "A Living, Breathing Dream: A Family's Odyssey Navigating Everyday Life in the Transitional Southern United States," sponsored by the Department of History and Political Science.
Feb. 28, Student Union Mall, 11 a.m. - 1 p.m., Union Unplugged and Black Business Expo featuring gospel recording artist Henry Stewart, sponsored by Delta Sigma Theta, the Arts and Lectures Committee, SBDC, and MISA.
Feb. 28, Fayard Hall, room 109, 6 p.m., “Your Hair is Your Crown,” sponsored by NAACP.
Feb. 28, Student Union Theatre, 7:30 p.m., performance, “African Americans: A Passionate People,” featuring God’s Chosen Gospel Choir.
     For more information on Southeastern’s Black History Month call the MISA office at 549-3850.  

Southeastern student receives collegiate scholars awardAshley Braud   
A Southeastern business student has been awarded one of three Board of Directors Scholarships from the National Society of Collegiate Scholars (NSCS).
     Ashley Lynn Braud of Marrero, a junior accounting major and management minor, received a $1,500 award from NSCS in its recognition of members who have distinguished themselves through their involvement, enthusiasm and support for NSCS.
     For her project, Braud, who is treasurer of the Southeastern chapter of NSCS, created a PowerPoint presentation exploring the benefits of membership in the organization and included the group’s activities such as its “Adopt a Street” service project and various fundraisers.
     “I feel very honored and blessed to have received this award,” said Braud, who works as a student tutor at Southeastern’s Center for Student Excellence. “This means I can attend Southeastern without having to take out any loans next semester.”
     This marked the first year NSCS has awarded the Board of Directors Scholarship. Recipients were selected based on the creativity of their scholarship essay applications by a review committee. The NSCS is the nation’s only interdisciplinary honors organization to invite first- and second-year college students. Membership is by invitation only and is based on grade point average and class standing.

Southeastern Faculty Exhibit runs through Feb. 25   
Members of Southeastern art faculty are exhibiting their work in the annual Faculty Exhibition at the university’s Contemporary Art Center in East Strawberry Stadium.
     The exhibit will run through Feb. 25 and features various works and styles of art contributed by members of the faculty of the Department of Fine and Performing Arts.
     “The show is in many ways a portrait of the department,” explained Dale Newkirk, who said the artworks exhibited were all created in the past year.
     The styles of art in the exhibit vary from thought-provoking paintings and photography to pottery depicting local traditions and wildlife.
One piece can be heard upon entering the gallery. Edward Morin’s work consists of an LED display using stop-motion animation to a recitation of the Hebert Weir Smyth translation of the Greek tragedy “Prometheus Bound.”
     Newkirk is also displaying his own work at the exhibit, including “Construction/Deconstruction,” an architectural sculpture made from pieces of the former gallery workroom.
     “I’ve been working on a series of wall-mounted sculptures made of common construction lumber, paint and encaustic,” said Newkirk. “These sculptures are constructed, then cut apart and reformed, revealing surprising visual relationships and interior spaces.”
     Other artists showcasing their work this year are Ben Diller, Trish Ramsey, Ernest Milsted, Sarah Wiseman, Yvonne James, C. Roy Blackwood, Dennis Sipiorski, Kevin Saizman, Kim Finley, Nancy Sharon Collins, Gary Keown, Jean Flint, John Valentino, Jeff Mickey and Bethany Souza.
     The exhibit is free and open to the public. Gallery hours are 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.

Japanese student continues research at SoutheasternJapanese students continues research at Southeastern   
When Southeastern physics senior Chad Sziszak spent seven weeks in Japan last summer working on research projects with fellow students and faculty at Tokyo Denki University, he stayed with a student he befriended there.
     Fast forward less than a year and that friend, graduate student Tatsuo Okiyama of Hachijo, Tokyo, is now staying with Sziszak at his Ponchatoula home while continuing their work of evaluating the strong and weak points of metal and other materials in the laser interferometry lab of Sanichiro Yoshida, Southeastern Alumni Association Endowed Professor of Physics.
     A post-graduate in mechanical engineering, Okiyama is working with the Southeastern team. The lasers they use are aimed at various types of materials, including metals, plastics and even bone, explained Yoshida, who earned a patent for his laser interferometry technique that evaluates weaknesses in stretched materials.
     “We’re now looking at bone using the same type of optical technique because of the role that stress plays on the human body and joints, often resulting in the need for artificial joints,” Yoshida explained.
     Okiyama will return to Tokyo in a few weeks where he will continue the studies.
     Sziszak’s experience last summer in Japan was “a blast,” he explained. The trip, made possible by a grant Yoshida received from the National Science Foundation to facilitate student experimental research in Japan, allowed Sziszak to enhance the research work started at Southeastern using the more sensitive and precise equipment at the Japanese university.
     “To study material degeneration, we were using a high speed camera that can shoot one million frames per second,” said Sziszak, who plans to go into graduate studies in cosmology.
     The trip also included time to take in some of the cultural aspects of the country, visiting the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency, Railway Technical Research Institute, and Nissan Motor’s body assembly factory in Kyoto.
     Okiyama’s trip to Louisiana likewise has included the opportunity to soak up some local culture: a tour of the Abita Brewery, a visit to the French Quarter in New Orleans and a Hornets game in the near future.
     “He likes the food here too,” Sziszak says, “especially gumbo and boudin.”
     Yoshida expects to send two or three additional Southeastern students to Japan this summer for research experience, with the possibility that additional Japanese students will return to Southeastern to work with his team.
     “This is a tremendous learning opportunity for these students,” he said, “allowing them to interact with students from a different culture and perspective, the opportunity to work as undergraduates in well-equipped and sophisticated laboratories, and the personal attention they receive from the scientists they work with. It’s a great experience at many levels.”
Above: Southeastern physics student Chad Sziszak, left, and visiting Japanese student Tatsuo Okiyama adjust the mirrors on the laser interferometry equipment used to evaluate weaknesses in materials. Observing are Professor of Physics Sanichiro Yoshida and Associate Professor William Parkinson.

Baton Rouge Traffic and Transportation Club donates scholarship to Southeastern    Baton Rouge transportation club donates scholarship to Southeastern
Barry Cromley, left, president of the Traffic and Transportation Club of Baton Rouge, presents a $1,500 check to Michael Jones, professor in the Department of Marketing and Supply Chain Management at Southeastern, at a recent meeting of the organization. The funds will be used for a student scholarship with a portion being dedicated to establishing an endowed scholarship in the club’s name. The organization has awarded several scholarships to Southeastern over the last several years.

Family & Consumer Sciences program approved by national agency   
Southeastern’s Family and Consumer Sciences program has been recognized by a national agency as an approved program to offer students the opportunity to become certified family life educators.
     Southeastern’s program was approved by the National Council on Family Relations, which provides the only national certification program for family life educators, after a review of Southeastern’s curriculum, faculty and resources, said Holly Kihm, assistant professor and program coordinator. The program is offered through the Department of Counseling and Human Development in the College of Education and Human Development.
     The approval means that students completing Southeastern’s program have met the academic requirements necessary to apply for certification as a family life educator.
     “Certified family life educators work to help individuals and families function optimally through prevention, education and intervention programs,” Kihm said. “You’ll find them working in a variety of settings such as community centers, social service agencies, health care facilities and schools.”
     She said students in Southeastern’s program complete an internship with various area non-profit organizations, hospitals and nursing home systems and other social service agencies.

Southeastern student wins Louisiana district crown    Jacy Carpenter
Jacy Carpenter, a Southeastern junior psychology major from O’Fallon, Ill., was recently crowned Louisiana District Miss Black and Gold. Carpenter beat out 13 other contestants from around the state competing in formal introduction, interview, academic excellence, swimwear, formal wear, and on stage question.
     A member and treasurer of Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc., Carpenter is a senator with the Student Government Association, vice president of sororities for the Pan-Hellenic Council, and has served as a Southeastern Orientation Leader.
     “Not only have I been able to showcase my talents, views and individuality through the Miss Black and Gold Pageant, but I have also been given the opportunity to show other young women that success in pageants is about much more than just beauty,” Carpenter said. “It takes intelligence, hard work, and most importantly, self-confidence to be a true queen.”
Sponsored by Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, the annual pageant has four levels – chapter, district, regional and national.
     “The Miss Black and Gold Pageant is an outgrowth of the long tradition of Alpha chapters’ designation of outstanding young ladies to serve as ‘Chapter Sweethearts,’” said Duane Donald, Alpha Phi Alpha advisor and state officer. “The fraternity recognizes the valuable support rendered to it by the many friends of Alpha Phi Alpha, and this endeavor serves as one mechanism to applaud such support.” 
     Carpenter will compete in the Regional Miss Black and Gold Pageant in Houston on March 18.

Chefs Evening is Sunday, April 3Chefs Evening logo    


Chef’s Evening restaurant of the week:


          Chookie's Restaurant


When dining choices take you away from home or work, please patronize this friend of Chefs Evening. While there, let the owner and chef know how much you appreciate their loyal support of the university by their participation in Chefs Evening year after year.



PPR training for supervisors   
There is a training program for supervisors who are required to conduct Performance Planning and Reviews (PPRs) on classified employees. Offered by the training section of the Human Resources Office, the session will be held Tuesday, Feb. 15, from 2 to 3:30 p.m. 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.

University Bookstore and Document Source now offering delivery service   
The University Bookstore and Document Source are now offering free delivery service on campus. When placing orders, simply request delivery.
     The University Bookstore will make deliveries on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 1 – 3 p.m. For the Document Source Monday - Friday delivery schedule, call 985-549-5565.
     Tests and oversized items cannot be delivered.

Annual DSA Convocation nomination packet   
The annual Division of Student Affairs Awards Convocation will be conducted again this year by the Office of Greek Life. The awards ceremony will be May 2 at 7 p.m. in the Student Union Theatre. 
     All members of Southeastern’s administration, faculty, staff and/or student organization presidents and student organization advisors are requested to nominate deserving students. The nomination packet consists of all the nomination forms needed to nominate students for each award. The nomination packet is available on the Greek Life website:
      The nomination packet consists of those awards presented by the Office of Greek Life only. They are Outstanding Man/Woman, Green “S”, Outstanding Freshman Man/Woman, Greek Man and Woman of the Year, Faculty Advisor of the Year Award and Award of Excellence. Nomination forms can be submitted as a packet or individually, with no limit as to how many students are nominated. Each award has different requirements, but all nominations are due Monday, Feb. 28, by 5 p.m.
      Forms for other awards presented at the DSA Awards Convocation must be obtained by the office presenting the award. For additional information, please contact the Office of Greek Life at 549-2120 or email: or

Campus safety and security policies and procedures   
According to the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act (Clery Act), institutions which participate in Federal student financial aid programs are required to provide information to the public regarding campus safety and security policies and procedures.
     Statistics regarding crimes and fires related to their campuses must also be reported. The definition set used for this format is according to the FBI Uniform Crime Reporting (UCR)/National Incident-Based Reporting System(NIBRS).
     Southeastern is dedicated to providing a safe, secure and crime-free environment for students, faculty, staff and visitors to our Hammond Campus, Baton Rouge Nursing Center, Livingston Parish Literacy and Technology Center, and St. Tammany Center. Many individuals and departments are involved in campus safety and security. This information can help keep
you and others safe at Southeastern.
     At Southeastern we endeavor to consistently provide accurate information to our community regarding the safety of our campus. In furtherance of these efforts, we make our Annual Security and Fire Safety Reports available electronically at:
     This page links directly to each of the Annual Security and Fire Safety Reports for our various campuses for the calendar year 2009.  The files are in pdf format for easy viewing and printing.

This week in Athletics   

The Southeastern baseball and defending Southland Conference champion men’s golf team will both open their 2011 schedules during this week in Southeastern Athletics.
     A season removed from a school-record 40 wins, the Lion baseball team will be in the national spotlight in its opening series. The Lions will travel to face Florida International and preseason All-America selection Garrett Wittles. Wittles enters the 2011 season with a 56-game hitting streak – two short of the NCAA Division I record 58-game hitting streak of former Oklahoma State and Chicago White Sox star Robin Ventura.
     The series opens on Friday at 6 p.m., while Saturday’s game is scheduled for 2 p.m. Sunday’s series finale is scheduled for 6:30 p.m. All three games will air live on, while Sunday’s potential record-breaking game will air on ESPNU (Charter Channel 302 in the Hammond area).
     A year after winning the program’s third league title, Tim Baldwin and his nationally-ranked Lions will open their spring season this week. No. 50 Southeastern will compete in the UTSA/Oak Hill Invitational on Monday and Tuesday in San Antonio, Texas.
     After picking up a huge road win over league rival Northwestern State, the Southeastern men’s basketball team (12-10, 6-4 Southland) will look to protect its perfect home record this week. On Wednesday, Southeastern will host Lamar at 7 p.m. UT Arlington visits on Saturday at 3 p.m.
     Wednesday’s game will air on tape delay on the Southeastern Channel (Charter Channel 18 in the Hammond area) and a live video stream will be provided by the channel. Audio broadcasts of both of this week’s games will be available at
     The Southeastern women’s basketball team (10-12, 2-8 Southland) will look to get back on track with a pair of league road games. On Wednesday, the Lady Lions travel to Beaumont, Texas for a 7 p.m. game at defending league champion Lamar. Southeastern visits UTA on Saturday for a 2 p.m. contest. Both of this week’s games will be broadcast live in the Hammond area on KSLU-FM (90.9) and on the Internet at
     After a good 3-2 start to the 2011 season, the Southeastern softball team (3-2) hits the road for five games this week. The Lady Lions open the week in Baton Rouge, facing No. 19 LSU at 6 p.m. on Wednesday. Southeastern will then head to Mobile, Ala. to compete in the South Alabama Mardi Gras Classic. On Friday, Southeastern faces Tennessee-Martin at 10 a.m., before meeting Ohio State on Saturday at 1:30 p.m. Sunday will see the Lady Lions meet Chattanooga at 12:15 p.m. and host South Alabama at 4:45 p.m.       The Southeastern men’s and women’s track and field teams will participate in their final meet prior to the Southland Conference Indoor Championships. The Lions and Lady Lions head to Baton Rouge on Friday to compete in the LSU Twilight meet.
     The women’s tennis team (1-1) heads to north Louisiana for a pair of non-conference matches. On Saturday, Southeastern faces Louisiana Tech before heading to Grambling on Sunday. First serve for both matches is scheduled for 12 p.m.

Monday, February 14
Men’s Golf, at UTSA/Oak Hill Invitational, San Antonio, Texas, All Day

Tuesday, February 15
Men’s Golf, at UTSA/Oak Hill Invitational, San Antonio, Texas, All Day

Wednesday, February 16
Men’s Basketball, vs. Lamar, University Center, 7 p.m. (SE Channel)*
Women’s Basketball, at Lamar, Beaumont, Texas, 7 p.m. (KSLU)*
Softball, at LSU, Baton Rouge, 6 p.m.

Friday, February 18
Baseball, at Florida International, Miami, Fla., 6 p.m. (ESPN3)
Softball, at Tennessee-Martin (USA Mardi Gras Classic), Mobile, Ala., 10 a.m.
Men’s and Women’s Track and Field, at LSU Twilight

Saturday, February 19
Men’s Basketball, vs. UT Arlington, University Center, 3 p.m.*
Baseball, at Florida International, Miami, Fla., 2 p.m. (ESPN3)
Women’s Basketball, at UT Arlington, Arlington, Texas, 2 p.m. (KSLU)*
Softball, at Ohio State (USA Mardi Gras Classic), Mobile, Ala., 1:30 p.m.
Women’s Tennis, at Louisiana Tech, Ruston, 12 p.m.

Sunday, February 20
Baseball, at Florida International, Miami, Fla., 6:30 p.m. (ESPN3) (ESPNU)
Softball, vs. Chattanooga (USA Mardi Gras Classic), Mobile, Ala., 12:15 p.m.
Softball, at South Alabama (USA Mardi Gras Classic), Mobile, Ala., 4:45 p.m.
Women’s Tennis, at Grambling, Ruston, 12 p.m.

Southeastern home events in bold
* - Southland Conference game

Extended Studies news   

Dance Meltdown (Fridays beginning Feb. 18, 1 – 2 p.m.)
Melt the pounds away while dancing to old school R&B. Learn beginner/intermediate hip hop and jazz moves while sweating to high energy music from the good ‘ole days. This dance aerobic class will consist of a funky warm-up introducing basic choreography, 45 minutes of aerobic dance moves, 15 minutes of core exercises and cool-down. Cost is $35.

Basic Welding (Tuesdays and Thursdays, beginning Feb. 22, 6 – 8 p.m.)
This course offers an introduction to welding, including Oxy-Acetylene cutting, welding, and shielding metal arc welding. Students must provide personal protective equipment, including safety glasses, welding shirt, jeans, leather shoes/boots, and welding gloves. The cost is $350.

Introduction to Foundry (Mondays and Wednesdays, beginning Feb. 21, 6 – 8 p.m.)
Students will get hands on instruction in the basic Foundry work including since piece patterns, multiple piece patterns, match plate patterns, and an introduction to investment casting. Students will also pour aluminum castings and must provide personal protective equipment, including safety glasses, welding shirt, jeans, leather shoes/boots, and welding gloves. The cost is $325.

Robert’s Rules of Order (Three weeks beginning Feb. 23 from 6 – 7:30 p.m.)
Roberts Rules of Order govern the conduct of most meetings of clubs, associations, large or small corporations, and public bodies. Discussions will include the techniques for members of such organizations to express their will in a competent, straight-forward manner so as to present the views of the members on issues and, at the same time, prevent chaos during the meetings. The cost is $50.


Introduction to the Internet (Feb. 17, 8 a.m. – noon)
Students will be introduced to Windows Explorer and learn how to take full advantage of all the Internet has to offer. The cost is $90.

Grantsmanship: Basics and Beyond (Feb. 15 & 17, 12:30 - 5:30 p.m.)
This course will provide the participant with a comprehensive understanding of when, how, and why a grant is appropriate for an organization as well as how to identify, define, and develop grant proposals. One CEU credit will be provided.  The cost is $165.

Adobe Photoshop for Photography – Beginner (Feb. 17, 6 – 9 p.m.)
Learn how to digitally edit images with Adobe software.  After completing this course students will have a working knowledge of all major the major features. The cost is $95.

Adobe Photoshop for Photography – Intermediate (Feb. 23, 6 – 9 p.m.)
Upon successful completion of this course, participants will be able to create color profiles, use advanced tools (Magic Wand, e.g.), use retouch and restoration, use advanced filters (liquify,e.g.), us 3-D Text, and use multiple adjustment layers and masks. The cost is $95.

Microsoft Word 2007 for Beginners (Feb. 24, 8 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.)
Upon successful completion of the course, students will be able to create a basic document, modify a document, format text, format paragraphs, use word tools, add tables and graphic objects to a document, set a master page, enhance the accuracy of a document.  The cost is $170.

Cash Management Basics (Feb. 26, 9 a.m. – noon)
Students will be introduced to the basics of money management, budgeting, using credit wisely and good debt versus bad debt. Information about investing and basic financial planning will also be covered.  The cost is $35.

SHRM Learning System (Feb. 23, March 30, & May 11, 5:30 – 8:30 p.m.)
The SHRM Learning System course provides an in-depth study of key areas in human resource management. Students earn 3.5 continuing education units (CEUs) for completing this course.  Check with your employer to see if you quality for tuition reimbursement. The class is taught 3/4 online. Meetings total 9 hours, with 36 hours total instruction time.  The cost is $1,095.


Life and Health Insurance Pre-Licensing (Fridays & Saturdays, beginning Feb. 18, 8 a.m.- 6 p.m.)
The class material is designed to prepare the student for the state exam and to provide a good education for a career in insurance. Topics include basic terminology, concepts, sales, the fundamentals of insurance law, and agent's responsibility. The cost is $230, including materials.

Robert’s Rules of Order (Three weeks, beginning Feb. 21, 6 – 7:30 p.m.)
Roberts Rules of Order govern the conduct of most meetings of clubs, associations, large or small corporations, and public bodies. Discussions will include the techniques for members of such organizations to express their will in a competent, straight-forward manner so as to present the views of the members on issues and, at the same time, prevent chaos during the meetings. The cost is $50.

ACT Test Preparation (Thursdays, beginning March 3, 5 – 7 p.m.)
This course is designed to help high school students develop the skills to improve ACT scores, emphasizing Mathematics and English. The maximum number of students per session is 15. If paid and registered one week prior to start of class, students will receive ACT prep book at no additional cost. The cost is $250.

Learn English as a Second Language (Thursdays, beginning March 3, 6 – 8 p.m.)
Students will learn to speak, listen, read and write in English. The class particularly focuses on conversation English to be used in social situations and in the workplace. The cost is $12, including materials.


Zoom into Careers  (June 20 – 23)
Career workshops for high school students held in Hammond include journalism, television, culinary arts, theatre, and inventing. Career workshops for high school students held in Mandeville and Walker include photography. There is an overnight option available for Hammond workshops.


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

Professional activities   

Drs. Lillian Stiegler and Rebecca Davis (Communication Sciences & Disorders) published “Managing Sound Sensitivity in Individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorders” in the January 18, 2011 issue of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association Leader.
     Dr. Glen J. Hemberger (Fine and Performing Arts) published his ninth resource guide for the educational series, “Teaching Music Through Performance in Band,” published by GIA Music in Chicago. He served as guest conductor for the 2011 Livingston Parish High School Honor Band in Baton Rouge, the Louisiana Music Educators Association (LMEA) District IV High School Honor Band, featuring musicians from St. Amant, Dutchtown, and East Ascension High Schools, and the LMEA District VIII High School Honor Band in Shreveport.
     Dennis Sipiorski (Fine and Performing Arts) had a ceramic work added to the University of Notre Dame art collection. The Notre Dame collection includes works by ceramic artists Peter Voulkos, Don Reitz and Paul Soldner. The collection houses over 100 contemporary ceramic artists. The acquired piece titled flux is presently on display at the university art gallery on the Notre Dame campus through March.

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