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Student Government to sponsor legislative forum today
The Student Government Association will sponsor a Budget Impact Forum today.
Scheduled from 3:30 – 5 p.m. in the Student Union Theatre, the forum is designed to provide a platform for dialogue between the area’s state legislative delegation and students regarding the state’s budget crisis and how it could further impact higher education, specifically Southeastern. The event is free and open to the public.
“Students need to be informed and to get engaged. The cuts to Southeastern have a direct impact on their future,” said SGA President David Cavell. “With the state’s current budget situation, we believe it’s important to hear our legislators’ priorities and how they plan to address this situation.”
Cavell noted that Louisiana higher education has been hit with more than $315 million in cuts over the last two years, with Southeastern losing approximately $16 million in state funding.
The forum will coincide with an ongoing educational effort sponsored by the SGA and aimed at informing students about the situation and encouraging them to participate in a letter-writing campaign to their representatives and senators. The association is encouraging students to go to the “Southeastern SUPER” page on Facebook to utilize the SUPER Network (“Students United in Pursuit of Educational Respect”), an online initiative to address questions and concerns about the impact of budget crisis on higher education.
Students have the opportunity to pose questions for legislators via the SUPER Network on Facebook. The deadline for submitting questions is March 11.
“With the potential for additional significant cuts looming ahead, an air of uncertainty permeates our campus and all of higher education,” Cavell said. “We’re hoping our legislators will recognize the impact that continued cuts will have on higher education and do something to alleviate them.”
Above: Columbia Theatre for the Performing Arts presents TheatreworksUSA in “Seussical,” the first “Pajamas and Play” presentation for its youngest fans on March 17 at 6:30 p.m. The second Pajamas and Play presentation, “The Jungle Book,” is scheduled April 14.
Approximately 2,600 high school students from 71 area schools will converge on Southeastern this Saturday for the Southeast Louisiana District Literary Rally and Rock ‘n Roar, Southeastern’s annual campus-community festival.
Scheduled for 8 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., Rock ‘n Roar, now in its 15th year, will follow its predecessors’ successful track record of providing a day of family fun for both the Literary Rally visitors and the community, said Southeastern Alumni Association Director Kathy Pittman.
“Rock ‘n Roar is a day-long event with something for everyone and a great way to get the community, campus and visiting high school students together to have fun while visiting and learning about our campus,” said Pittman.
Rock ‘n Roar will entertain public and private high school students from East Baton Rouge, East Feliciana, Iberville, Livingston, St. Charles, St. Helena, St. John the Baptist, St. Tammany, Tangipahoa, Washington and West Feliciana parishes.
Barbara Moffett named to Nursing Hall of Fame
Barbara Moffett, former professor of nursing and interim dean of the College of Nursing and Health Sciences at Southeastern, has been named to the Louisiana Nurses Hall of Fame.
The Hall of Fame is sponsored by the Louisiana State Nurses Association and the Louisiana Nurses Foundation and recognizes lifetime achievements of nurses in the state of Louisiana. Moffett, who has retired from her positions at Southeastern, was nominated by fellow members of the School of Nursing and university President John L. Crain.
A resident of Baton Rouge, Moffett joined the Southeastern School of Nursing as a member of the faculty in 1976 and in 2001 was named director. During her tenure as director, Southeastern’s program was recognized three times with the Nightingale Award by the Louisiana Nurses Foundation (LNF) as the Nursing Program of the Year.
Over the years, Moffett earned a number of honors, including LNF’s Nurse Educator of the Year in 2003, the Award for Excellence in Teaching and the Nurse of the Year Award by the Tangipahoa District Nurses Association. In 2004, she was cited as a New Orleans CityBusiness Woman of the Year in recognition of her accomplishments in nursing education and administration.
Chefs Evening receives sponsorship from La Cap
There will be extra flair and finesse at this year’s President’s Toast, which has become a featured prelude to Chefs Evening, Southeastern’s annual “dinner party for a cause.”
The enhanced frivolities at the Sunday, April 3 precursor event are being made possible by the exclusive sponsorship of La Capitol Federal Credit Union.
President John Crain will welcome guests to the President’s Residence for the President’s Toast from 4-5 p.m. Guests will then be invited to make their way to Chefs Evening, which is set from 5:30-7:30 p.m. at the Pennington Student Activity Center.
In addition to enjoying the traditional toast, attendees will be treated to special appetizers. A surprise guest chef will select hors d’oerves and wine pairings that will be prepared for guests of the president.
Funds raised from the President’s Toast and Chefs Evening benefit the five university colleges and the Division of Basic Studies. Tickets for the President’s Toast are $75 or $500 for a party of six. Chefs Evening tickets are $50 each or $350 for a reserved table of six.
For tickets or additional information, contact Jacki Bellairs, Chefs Evening event coordinator, at 985-549-3770. Chefs Evening information is also available online at www.selu.edu/chefsevening.
Above: The exclusive Diamond Sponsorship of Chefs Evening 2011, provided by La Capitol Federal Credit Union, will make possible some special amenities for the President’s Toast, a pre-party hosted at the residence of Dr. John L. Crain. Pictured are President Crain, left, and Ronaldo Hardy, Hammond Branch Manager for La Capitol Federal Credit Union.
Tommy's on Thomas
When dining choices take you away from home or work, please patronize these friends 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.
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Southeastern Sculpt (Thursdays beginning March 17, 4:30 – 5:05 p.m.)
This class is designed to enhance fitness by focusing on muscle strength and endurance. The cost is $20.
Zumba (Thursdays beginning March 17, 5:15 – 6:15 p.m.)
Eliminate the “work” from “working out” by combining amazing, irresistible Latin and international music with dynamic, exciting, yet simple exercise moves, using its unique intermittent training format. The cost is $35.
Introduction to Computers (March 21, 1 – 5 p.m.)
In this course, the student will learn the basic skills needed to get started with personal computers and to work with the various features, tools and options available in Windows. The cost is $90.
Microsoft Excel 2007 for Beginners (March 17, 8:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.)
Upon successful completion, students will be able to explore the Microsoft Office Excel 2007 environment. The cost is $170.
Professional Development (March 22, 8:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.)
Resume creation and posting, as well as interviewing skills will be defined by the instructor, and role plays of proper and improper interviews will be held by class individuals. The cost is $90.
Hammond, Mandeville and Walker
Property and Casualty Insurance Pre-licensing (Fridays and Saturdays beginning March 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. The cost is $230, including materials.
Zoom into Careers (June 20 – 23)
Career Workshops for High School Students
Hammond workshops include: Television, Culinary Arts, Theatre, and Inventing. An overnight option is available for Hammond workshops.
A Photography workshop is available in Mandeville.
Monday, March 14
Men’s Golf, at Louisiana Tech Bulldog Classic, Choudrant, All Day
Tuesday, March 15
Baseball, at Tulane, New Orleans, 6:30 p.m. (KSLU)
Softball, at Alcorn State, Lorman, Miss., 1 p.m.
Men’s Golf, at Louisiana Tech Bulldog Classic, Choudrant, All Day
Women’s Tennis, vs. Rutgers, Covington, 12 p.m.
Wednesday, March 16
Softball, at Southern, Baton Rouge, 3 p.m.
Friday, March 18
Baseball, vs. McNeese State, Alumni Field, 6 p.m. (KSLU)*
Saturday, March 19
Baseball, vs. McNeese State, Alumni Field, 2 p.m. (KSLU)*
Softball, vs. Louisiana Tech (DH), North Oak Park, 3 p.m.
Men’s and Women’s Track and Field, at Louisiana Classics, Lafayette, All Day
Women’s Tennis, at Nicholls, Thibodaux, 1:30 p.m.*
Sunday, March 20
Baseball, vs. McNeese State, Alumni Field, 1 p.m. (KSLU)*
Southeastern home events in bold
* - Southland Conference event
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