IN THIS ISSUE ...
KSLU’s underwriting and development representative Chad Pierce was recently awarded Rotarian of the Year by the Hammond Rotary Club. Pierce, who has been a member of the Rotary Club since 2007, was recognized for various contributions to the Hammond community through the Rotary Club, including his critical involvement in the success of the Hammond Rotary 10K. Pierce co-chaired the after-party committee and oversaw post-race activities which included DJs, food, beverages, on-site massages, presentation of awards and a special appearance by New Orleans Saints’ kicker Garrett Hartley.
“I counted over 500 e-mails in my inbox pertaining to the 10K race. Everyone worked very hard to make this race a success, especially Chad,” said outgoing Rotary President John Ellzey. Over $10,000 was raised from the Rotary 10K race.
“I was shocked when they announced my name,” said Pierce. “I’m just honored to be a part of the Rotary Club, Southeastern, KSLU and the Hammond community.”
Pictured from left are Ron Taylor, Hammond Rotary Club president 2011-12, Chad Pierce, and John Ellzey, Hammond Rotary Club president 2010-11.
Common Myths that Affect Good Supervision
The Comprehensive Public Training Program (CPTP) is sponsoring a free seminar for supervisors of classified employees. “Common Myths that affect Good Supervision” will be held on Thursday, July 21 in room 139 of the University Center from 8:15 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Presented by the Department of Civil Service, the seminar examines a number of harmful, common myths that exist in the state government workforce. These myths negatively impact productivity and morale. Belief in them can result in supervisors who feel powerless to do a good job.
Participants will identify these myths, work with them in common sample work situations, and learn specific courses of action they can apply to correct behavior resulting from these false beliefs. A few myths that will be discussed in class include: “A state employee can't be fired;” “All employees should get a merit increase;” “All employees must be treated the same;” “Employees can take leave whenever they wish;” plus several others.
Pre-registration and supervisory approval are necessary for attendance. For more information and to register, please contact Jan Ortego, at the Training Section of the Human Resources Office, extension 5771.
Development accelerates along I-12 corridor (Part 1)
Zoning issues could slow growth (Part 2)
Regents expands online services
Hammond Daily Star
Hymel honored for service to SLU
LETTER: All hail The Chief!
Pugh explains opposition to cigarette tax, reviews session action
How fast do you sling angry bird to break pig? Prof uses game to teach physics
NO Times Picyaune
Tammany Talk: Community Music School begins
Southeastern students win videographer awards
Modesto (CA) Bee (and other publications)
Angry Birds, Happy Physicists
Zoom summer career workshops successful
Teaching the physics of “Angry Birds” (Rhett Allain)
BASS Masters Tournament: Frenette brothers living a dream
Introduction to Computers (July 15, 8 a.m. to 12 p.m.)
Learn the basic skills to get started with personal computers and to work with the various features, tools and options available in Windows. The cost is $90, including the book.
Digital Photography for Beginner or Intermediate (Beginner July 13; Intermediate July 20; both classes from 6 to 9 p.m.)
The beginning course will help those wanting to improve their skills with their digital camera, covering 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. The cost is $95 for each course.
Introduction to the Internet (July 20, 8 a.m. to 12 p.m.)
Students will be introduced to Windows Explorer and learn how to take full advantage of all that the Internet has to offer. The cost is $90.
Microsoft Word 2007 for Beginners (July 21, 8 a.m. to 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, and enhance the accuracy of a document. The cost is $170.
Writing the Winning Grant (July 12 & 14, 12:30 to 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; how to identify, define, and develop grant proposals; and provide in-depth tips on grant research, including how to collect, analyze and report data, where to find appropriate grant opportunities, and the principle steps of writing an exceptional grant. One CEU credit will be provided, and the cost for the class is $245.
Return to By-Lion directory