ByLion--March 28


Reception to honor retirees Thursday

Jazz Ensemble One concert Tuesday

Chamber Orchestra concert Friday

Southeastern iPhone app launched

Lincoln exhibit closing ceremony

April 3 Chefs Evening tickets on sale

Guitar Festival features five events

Barbara Moffett retires in style

Illusionist to reappear at Columbia

Whitty appointed to state board

Gamma Beta Phi to aid Japan

Joubert receives economic certification

Phi Kappa Phi to hold induction

Library of Congress workshop

Zoom into Careers this summer

Resident assistants win at conference

Chemistry and Physics sponsors CaPPS

Southeastern in the news

Chefs Evening restaurants of the week

Camp Discovery enrichment program

Extended Studies news

Faculty Excellence news

This week in Athletics

Professional activities

Reception to honor retirees Thursday   
Please join us on Thursday, March 31, at 2 p.m. in the Alumni Center for the 2010-2011 Retiree Reception. The following retirees will be honored:  Barbara Allen, Lilly Andrews, Osa J. Bezue, Sara Bidner, Bobby Bourn, Betty Burroughs, Suzanne Campbell, Sonya Carr, Cheryl Clark, Mary Lou Coats, John Coyne, Babetta Daigle, Donna DeMers, Joseph Drago, James Dunn, David Evenson, James Finch, Peggy Finch,  William Font, Richie Gross, Linda Higginbotham, Thomas Higgenbotham, Gertie Hyde, Annie Knighten, Katherine Kolb, Georgia Lacour, Denise Lee, Julie Lester, Freddie Lewis, Cynthia Logan, Hunter McAllister, Sandra Miller, Barbara Moffett, Shirley Montgomery, Karen Moody, Alfred Myers, Robert Paille, Elizabeth Partridge, David Ramsey, Linda Ryan, Andrea Turner, Edward Walkwitz, James Walter, Debra Warren, and Mary Flo Winstead.

Jazz Ensemble One spring concert Tuesday   
Jazz Ensemble One will present its spring concert, “The First Circle,” on Tuesday at 7:30 pm in the Columbia Theatre for the Performing Arts. Directed by Glen Hemberger, Jazz Ensemble One is comprised of the top jazz musicians at Southeastern.
     The concert will include such jazz classics as Malaguena, Birdland, Sing, Sing, Sing, and 88 Basie Street. Featured will be senior music performance major Justin Pardue on trombone playing Apple Strudel and Cheese, and junior music education major Angelisa Allen singing Somewhere. The concert will showcase the talents of the entire jazz ensemble in its performance of Pat Methany’s The First Circle.
     Tickets are $6 general admission seating, and all students are admitted free with ID.

Chamber Orchestra spring concert Friday   
1)Iya Tsyrkot2)Zhaolei Xie3)Marcy Mayeux and Brandon Perkins

The Southeastern Chamber Orchestra will present its spring concert April 1 at 7:30 p.m.
     The concert entitled “Awakening” will be held in Southeastern’s Columbia Theatre for the Performing Arts in downtown Hammond and will feature the music of Vivaldi, Shubert, and Rossini, along with other composers. Yakov Voldman, professor of violin and director of the Southeastern Chamber Orchestra, will conduct the orchestra.
     Iya Tsyrkot (photo 1), Southeastern violin performance graduate student from the Ukraine, will serve as the soloist and concertmaster for the Chamber Orchestra concert. Tsyrkot will perform “Improvisation” by Ernst Bloch, a piece that Voldman says is romantic, very passionate and often performed by world famous violinists.
     “Iya is one of the best violin students in my studio,” Voldman said. “Her playing has good sound, musicality and technical skills. I am sure the audience will enjoy her performance.”
     The piano soloist for the concert is Zhaolei Xie (photo 2), a junior from China pursuing a bachelor of music in piano performance. Xie will perform Franz Liszt’s “Concerto No. 1” in E-flat Major for Piano and Orchestra.
     “Zhaolei won first place in the Young Artist Division of the Tourgee DeBose National Piano Competition in Baton Rouge in 2006,” said David Evenson, head of the Department of Fine and Performing Arts. “He was also a winner in the college division of the Bradshaw and Buono International Piano Competition, which led to his New York City debut. He has studied piano in the Central Conservatory of Music in Beijing and the St. Petersburg State Conservatory in Russia.”
     Trumpet soloists for the concert are Marcy Mayeux and Brandon Perkins (photo 3) both from Slidell. A master of music student at Southeastern, Mayeux has served as principal trumpet of the Southeastern Wind Symphony, Southeastern Jazz Ensemble I, and the Southeastern Chamber Orchestra. She has also performed with the Southeastern Faculty Brass Quintet and has played in various honor bands, including the Louisiana Intercollegiate Honor Band and the Louisiana All-State Band.
     A senior music education student at Southeastern, Perkins has performed with the Wind Symphony, Chamber Orchestra, Symphonic Band and the Spirit of the Southland Marching Band. He was also a member of the Louisiana All-State Band and All-State Jazz Band.     

     Tickets are available for open seating 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. Southeastern students are admitted free with student identification. For more information on tickets, contact the Columbia Theatre box office at 543-4371.

Southeastern debuts new iPhone appRay DeJean   

iPhone users will now be able to stay connected with all things Southeastern thanks to a recently unveiled iPhone app. Compatable with the iPhone, iPod touch and iPad, the free app was developed by Southeastern Systems Engineer Ray DeJean.
     “With our new iPhone app, users can get the latest news and information, keep up with Lion sports news and scores, find people or places with our map and directories, and view Southeastern photos and videos,” said DeJean.
     Additional features he believes the students will find extremely helpful are the ability to check the current location of Southeastern’s Lion Traxx shuttle buses, read university tweets and check e-mail.
     “Everything you need is right at your fingertips,” he said.
     DeJean has created other apps for things like travel on the Causeway and alphabet flashcards for children, but he takes great pride in this particular app.
     “Other universities have similar apps and have paid thousands of dollars to develop them. Amber DeJean, Southeastern’s web coordinator who provided the graphic design, and I were able to create the app internally and saved a considerable amount of money in doing so,” he said.
     The free app is available for download at the Apple App Store.
     Although the current app is only compatible with Apple products, DeJean said Android and iPad natural versions of the app are also being considered.


Traveling Lincoln Exhibit closesLynette Ralph, Mary Frances Marx, and Kathryn Munson   

Closing ceremonies for the traveling exhibit “Lincoln: The Constitution and the Civil War” were held last week at Sims Memorial Library.
     The exhibit had been housed at the library since mid-February. Southeastern was one of only 50 sites in the nation to host the exhibit, which was organized by the National Constitution Center and the American Library Association Public Programs Office. Made possible by a major grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH), the exhibit is based on an exhibition of the same name developed by the National Constitution Center.
     Pictured in front of the exhibit are, from left, Assistant Library Director Lynette Ralph, Mary Frances Marx, assistant access services librarian and Kathryn Munson, reference librarian.
Tickets on sale for Southeastern’s Chefs Evening   
Tickets are now on sale for the 27th annual Chefs Evening set for Sunday, April 3, when more than 30 area establishments will offer guests samplings of fine cuisine and beverages.
     The event, which will also feature raffles and a silent auction, is Southeastern’s annual fundraiser to help support academics. Chefs Evening will be held from 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. at the Pennington Student Activity Center, located at the corner of University Avenue and General Pershing Avenue.   
     At the event, guests have the opportunity to take a chance in the raffle to win an 18 kt gold pendant featuring diamonds and yellow sapphires donated by George Ibert Jewelers. The silent auction will have something for everyone, including a limited edition George Rodrigue print, a party package from the area’s new Safari Quest, and a Southeastern Lions mailbox.
     The evening will showcase the talents of Southeastern students, including a mime, a live painting demonstration, and Southeastern’s own Jazz Combo that will perform lively music for attendees who want to try out the new Chefs Evening dance floor.
     This year’s event also includes a wine tasting area with the opportunity to try regional and international wines, as well as to purchase signature Southeastern wine glasses.
     Individual tickets are $50 and may be purchased by calling the Southeastern Development Foundation at 985-549-3770 or on-line at Reserved tables of six are also available. Lion Traxx shuttle buses and chauffeured golf carts will be available to transport attendees back and forth from parking areas at the Alumni Center, University Center and Teacher Education Center.
     Among the vendors participating in Chefs Evening are Acme Oyster House, Amato’s Winery, Aramark Classic Fare Catering, The Bamboo Room, Bantaa Catering, Berry Patch Cafe, The Caboose of McComb, Carter Plantation, Carona’s Bakery, Champagne Beverage Co., Chookie’s Seafood and Oyster Bar, Coca-Cola, The Cocoa Bean Bakery and Cafe, Crescent Bar, Crowe’s Catering, Don’s Seafood and East of Italy.
     Also participating are Eddie’s Frozen Custard, Hammond High Pro-Start, Jacmel Inn, Jim Carey Distributing Co., Lyn Haven, Northshore Technical College-Florida Parishes Campus, Pier 112, PJ’s Coffee, Rotolo’s, Sister’s Coffeehouse and Cafe, Tommy’s on Thomas, Trey Yuen and University Donuts.
     Diamond-level corporate sponsor for the event is La Capitol Federal Credit Union. Other sponsors include, Gold: The Hammond Daily Star, First Guaranty Bank, and North Oaks Health Systems; Silver: Hancock Bank, Lamar Outdoor Advertising, and American Bank and Trust.

Southeastern Annual Guitar Fest features five events   
The Southeastern Guitar Festival will be celebrating its 12th anniversary with five events throughout March and April. All events are free and open to the public.
     The series begins with a faculty recital featuring festival coordinator Patrick Kerber March 30 at 7:30 p.m. in Pottle Auditorium. The recital will feature a repertoire from traditional classical guitar music from the English Renaissance to Spanish Contemporary.
     “All Styles Night on the Circle” will be taking place April 6 at 7:30 p.m. in the outdoor Pottle Performance Circle. Participants include music majors, local amateurs, and talented Southeastern students and faculty from outside the Department of Fine and Performing Arts. Performers will offer music from several genres including an eclectic mix of pop, jazz, bluegrass, classical, and original music for guitar.
     The Southeastern Guitar Ensemble – with music for guitar, clarinet and saxophone -- will perform on April 12 at 7:30 p.m. in the Pottle Auditorium. The performance will also feature 17 guitar performers with music from the German Renaissance, Classical Spanish repertoire Argentine tangos, Chilean folk music and French Impressionists.
     April 13 will feature guest artist Nick Ciraldo of the University of Texas in Austin in the Pottle Auditorium at 7:30 p.m. This internationally acclaimed guitarist will be performing a recital of music featuring major works by Villa-Lobos, Torroba, and J.S. Bach.
     The festival will wrap up on April 14 with a masterclass led by Ciraldo from 10:30 a.m. – 12:30 pm. in the Pottle Music Building, Room 124. Ciraldo will be offering advice to Southeastern’s finest student guitarists as they perform in a performance class setting.
     The festival is sponsored by Southeastern’s Student Government Association, the Southeastern Guitar Club and Dr. Ted’s Musician’s Center. For more information, contact Kerber at 985-549-2886 or by email at

Barbara Moffett retiresBarbara Moffett retires   

Faculty and staff attended a special retirement ceremony last week for Barbara Moffett, interim dean and professor in the School of Nursing.
     Pictured at the event are, from left, Georgia Lacour, Moffett, Denise Lee, Donnie Booth, Ellienne Tate and Carole Lund.

Illusionist back at Columbia Theatre by popular demand April 8    Mike Super
Winner of NBC’s hit television show “Phenomenon” and famed illusionist and magician Mike Super will reappear, by popular demand, on the stage of Southeastern’s Columbia Theatre for the Performing Arts on April 8.
     Sponsored by Harley-Davidson of Hammond and Baton Rouge and Southeastern’s Lyceum Arts & Lectures Committee, the one-night-only show called “Mike Super: Magic and Illusion” is scheduled for 7:30 p.m. in the downtown Hammond theatre.
     “During Mike Super’s second visit to Hammond, he will try to “steal” a motorcycle from Hammond Harley Davidson by making it vanish from their lot and have it appear on the Columbia Theatre stage,” said Columbia Theatre Interim Director Ken Boulton. “Additionally, the live audience that witnesses the event will then have a chance to win that very motorcycle. Every audience member with a valid driver’s license will have a chance to win the motorcycle if Mike Super can make it appear.”
     “With his natural ability to entertain and fascinate people, Mike Super has pioneered a new form of magic with his own unmatched style and personality,” Boulton said. “He transcends ‘trick’ and connects personally with his audience on a level to which they can relate.”
Super’s ever-growing popularity has garnered him many prestigious awards and honors. Most recently he was the recipient of the Merlin Award, being named the 2011 Entertainer of the Year. The Merlin Award is considered to be the Oscars of magic; Super shares this award with the likes of David Copperfield, Penn & Teller, Criss Angel and Siegfried and Roy. 
     Super’s other honors include being named Performing Arts Entertainer of the Year, Best Performing Artist of the Year, Best Male Performer and Best Novelty Live Performer. His many television appearances include being named the winner of NBC’s television show     
     “Phenomenon,” numerous appearances on the French television show “La Soiree De L’Etrange,” one of the presenters and artists to appear at the 2010 Pollstar awards, and recently appearing on “The Ellen DeGeneres Show.” 
     Despite all this, Super humbly insists it is the loyalty of his fan base that has been the most rewarding. His fans call themselves “The Superfreaks,” and they number in the millions.
     Tickets for the Columbia Theatre’s April 8 show are $32, Orchestra; Loge; $36, and Balcony $28. They are available online at or at the Columbia box office, 220 E. Thomas St., 985-543-4371. Box office hours are 11 a.m.-4 p.m., Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, and one hour before performance times.
     For information about upcoming events at the Columbia Theatre, visit

Nursing instructor appointed to state emergency response boardKristin Whitty   
Kristin K. Whitty, assistant professor of nursing at Southeastern, has been appointed by Gov. Bobby Jindal to the Louisiana Emergency Response Network Board.
     The 28-member board is charged with developing and implementing a statewide network of emergency response units to provide coordinated access to medical services in response to emergencies or crises. Whitty was nominated by the Louisiana State Board of Nursing.
     An authorized standardized awareness trainer by Homeland Security, Whitty has 10 years of experience as an emergency department nurse. She holds a bachelor’s degree in nursing from LSU Health Sciences Center, master’s degree in nursing from Southeastern, and a doctorate in nursing from LSU. In addition, she earned a post-master’s adult nurse practitioner certification from Southeastern. Her doctoral dissertation focused on preparation for mass casualty incidents.
     Whitty participated in providing care to hundreds of post-Katrina victims at the 800-bed facility housed at LSU in Baton Rouge. A member of Southeastern’s community emergency response team, she teaches courses in disaster management training for nurses at Southeastern’s School of Nursing. She is an active member of the American Red Cross and serves on the board of directors for the Baton Rouge chapter.


Gamma Beta Phi to host can shake to aid Japan   

In response to the tragedy in Japan, the Gamma Beta Phi Society has contacted the International Red Cross. Since their request is for monetary donations, Gamma Beta Phi will host a can shake in the Student Union Mall March 28 – 31 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. daily. We are asking the campus community to give generously so we can send a sizable check denoting Southeastern’s concern for the world. We can accept checks for a donation. Checks should be made out to Gamma Beta Phi with the memo reading “for Japan relief.” 
     For more information or questions, call Gamma Beta Phi advisor Jackie Dale Thomas at 549-2238.  Checks can be dropped off at her office in the Student Union, room 110.

Southeastern’s Joubert receives economic certificationWilliam Joubert   
William Joubert of Southeastern will be awarded the Economic Development Professional Certification by the Louisiana Industrial Development Executives Association.
     Joubert, who heads the university’s Southeast Louisiana Business Development Center and its Small Business Development Center, is the first university-affiliated professional to receive the Certified ED Professional designation. The certification will be presented at LIDEA’s meeting on April 5 in Lafayette.
     Other area individuals who will receive the certification include Bob Basford, executive director of the Tangipahoa Economic Development Foundation; Stacey Neal, community developer for the Hammond Area Industrial Development District; and Michael Tomlinson, business development manager for the St. Tammany Economic Development Foundation. All the agencies are affiliated with Louisiana’s I-12 Alliance, a regionally-based economic development initiative.
     To receive ED Certification, individuals must complete the Louisiana Basic ED Course as well as five additional Louisiana economic development courses, complete a comprehensive case study, and pass oral and written examinations. Joubert’s case study focused on creating an effective, university-affiliated economic development center.
     “This is the first class to graduate from LIDEA’s institute and it is gratifying to see that four of the seven graduates are affiliated with agencies based in the north shore region,” Joubert said. “It demonstrates the level of commitment that our leaders are making in the area of economic development.”
     Joubert, who has been honored with a “State Star” award by the National Association of Small Business Development Centers, has worked in economic development for nearly 20 years. He is a graduate of Southeastern’s master of business administration program.

Phi Kappa Phi Spring Induction Ceremony and Banquet   
The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi will hold an induction and banquet on Thursday, April 14, to honor Fall 2010 and Spring 2011 initiates, as well as other outstanding students from each college. Induction ceremonies will take place at the Student Union Theatre at 5:30 p.m., followed by a banquet at Twelve Oaks. Banquet tickets are $17 and must be purchased by April 11. Please mail checks to Joan Faust, SLU 10861, Hammond, La, 70402.

Library of Congress Teaching with Primary Sources program   
The Library of Congress-Teaching with Primary Sources program at Southeastern is offering a free four-day workshop for K-12 teachers June 6 to 9 in the KIVA (TEC 250) room of the Teacher Education Center. The workshop is designed to allow teachers to explore a few of the 15 million online primary sources available free as a teaching tool for their classroom from the Library of Congress.
     The workshop experience includes a variety of guest speakers and learning activities. The fourth day is a field trip to local attractions that showcase primary sources. Lunch and materials are provided without charge. The final part of the workshop allows us to observe you actually teaching a lesson to your students using primary sources at your school during the upcoming school year.
     The Library of Congress-Teaching with Primary Sources Level II Institute will be offered this Fall as a 100% online graduate course at Southeastern for a limited number of teachers that have completed the Level I workshop. The program will pay the in-state graduate tuition for this graduate class, excluding any optional fees, provided that the course is successfully completed.            
     Please contact Laura Hancock at or 549-2229 for more information.

Zoom Into Careers available for junior high and high school students this summerZoom into Television   

Junior high and high school students can explore the exciting fields of culinary arts, inventing, photography and television at Southeastern Louisiana University this summer through “Zoom into Careers” workshops.
     “Choosing a career path is one of the most important decisions on the horizon of every high school student,” said Tammy Bourg, Southeastern’s provost and vice president for academic affairs. “This program taps the expertise of Southeastern faculty and area professionals to provide hands-on opportunities for young people to explore their options while having a fun experience. It is a creative approach that Southeastern is taking to contribute to the area’s workforce development.”
     Workshops will be open to all 7-12 grade students and are scheduled on the main campus in Hammond and at Southeastern’s St. Tammany Center in Mandeville. The workshops feature a number of professionals who will instruct the students in various career paths.
     “The workshops are career specific, said Joan Gunter, assistant vice president for extended studies. “Students work in teams – just as they would in real work environments. Upon completion, each will have a finished product for portfolios or to share with family and friends.”
     Participants can take advantage of workshop cost discounts by registering during the early bird period, which ends April 30. Registration will continue through June 10 and is available online at Housing will be available to high school students at the main campus.
     “To provide a quality learning experience, registration will be limited in each workshop category to small groups. To ensure participation, interested students need to register early,” Gunter said.

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Southeastern resident assistants sweep awards at state conference   
University Housing Area Coordinators Aaron Sinclair, Ariel Leary and Bevann McCartney recently chaperoned a group of 20 Southeastern Resident Assistants to the Louisiana Association of Housing Officers Equipping Resident Assistants (ERA) Conference outside of Alexandria, La. The group had put in countless hours of cheer practicing, banner making and planning before the trip on Friday, March 18.
     “This year’s conference was my first time to attend as a professional staff member. I was amazed by all of the student talent at the conference. The Southeastern students showed off their Lion Pride with a vengeance,” said Ariel Leary, area coordinator for University Housing. “This year’s theme of the conference was ‘The Real Resident Assistants of Louisiana,’ a spoof of the television series ‘The Real Housewives.’”
      Southeastern University Housing Resident Assistants swept the awards table at the event, taking home first place awards in the top three categories of Outstanding Spirit, Skit and Roll Call. This is the third year that Southeastern delegates have won 1st in Spirit at the ERA Conference. Second year Pride Hall Resident Assistant Heather Breecher was also chosen as the 2011 Female Resident Assistant of the Year for the state of Louisiana.
     Reflecting on the winning performances, University Housing Area Coordinator Aaron Sinclair said, “I have never been more proud of our RAs.”
     Southeastern University Housing also won Best Community Service Program for the “University Gives Back” program in which RAs and residents collected canned goods, clothing and furniture for a member of our campus community whose home was destroyed. Southeastern University Housing also received the Best Staff Development Program award for their “R.A.mazing Race” Program during Fall 2010 Resident Assistant Training.
     “Our student staff is an inspiration to the other schools who attend this conference. Their willingness to mingle with other schools and show off their own talents positively reflects on Southeastern and our Housing program,” said Bevann Mccartney, area coordinator for University Housing. “We are incredibly proud of all they have accomplished.”    
     The Southeastern delegates met many other RAs from the 10 other Louisiana higher education institutions at the conference. Southeastern students Keturah Green, Chris McKinley, Marjorie Parker, Justin Roberson, Kevin Lejune, Rachael Haas, Blake Thomas and John Goudeau presented four different sessions at the conference. One session entitled “Who Gone Check Me?” won Best Conference Program. The program, presented by Green, McKinley, and Parker, used a multimedia presentation to explore issues of diversity, perspective and bias.
     “Our student staff worked for months on their roll call, skit and spirit presentations. Their hard work is a testament to their dedication to their jobs and their university. Congratulations to these outstanding student leaders,” said Amanda Robbins, area coordinator for University Housing.
     For more information, please contact the University Housing Office at 549-2118 or by email at

Chemistry/Physics sponsors CaPPS   Chemistry/Physics sponsors CaPPS
The Department of Chemistry and Physics last Friday sponsored its first “Career Paths in the Physical Sciences” (CaPPS) program designed to inform college and science-oriented high school students about opportunities for students majoring in the physical sciences. More than 65 students as well as high school counselors from the area attended the half-day conference held in the Student Union. Speakers and panel discussions focused on employment opportunities in government and commercial sectors and background on graduate education. The program was planned and coordinated by a committee of faculty and staff chaired by Debra Dolliver, associate professor of chemistry.

Above: Discussing employment opportunities in the area of academics are, from left, Dr. Cristina Sabliov of LSU, Dr. Karl Wallace of the University of Southern Mississippi, Dr. Michelle Claville of Southern University, and Dr. Kevin Shaugnessy of the University of Alabama.

Southeastern in the news   
Ally for Oil Spills (editorial)

Joubert receives economic certification

Applicants sought for summer writing institute

University broke rules, says 2nd fired French prof

Program to highlight science careers

Chefs Evening is Sunday, April 3Chefs Evening logo   

Chefs Evening restaurants of the week:

       Berry Patch



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.


Camp Discovery   
Camp Discovery offers an exciting enrichment program to students in grades 3-6 (2010-11 school year) enrolled in a gifted program or recommended by a teacher. The theme this year is “Space.”
     Campers will use state-of the-art technology programs to create space scenarios, videos, and characters; investigate the practical challenges of space travel; and explore the constellations.                     
     The camp runs from June 6 - June 23, Mondays through Thursdays, 8:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. at the Southeastern Laboratory School. Cost is $110. Registration deadline is May 9.  
     Contact Mary Banbury at for additional information and an application packet.

Extended Studies news   

Grantsmanship: Basics and Beyond (April 5 and 7, 12:30 to 5:30 p.m.)
The course provides participants 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. The cost is $165.

Beginning Harmonica (April 5 and 12, 6 to 8 p.m.)
The course puts you behind the “harp,” playing blues, rock and country style by the end of the session. The cost is $60.

Organic Gardening
(April 2, 9 to 11 a.m.)
Students will learn the basic principles of organic gardening including planning, plant selection and installation, maintenance, and lagniappe including: harvesting, record keeping, and garden calendar.  The cost is $20.

Special Event Planning 101 (six Mondays, beginning April 4)
Whether planning a family reunion, a wedding, an off-site meeting, or a giant product launch, this course gives participants the necessary information and insight to pull off a successful event.  The cost is $180.


Zoom into Careers (June 20 to 23)
The following career workshops for high school students are available in Hammond with an overnight option: journalism, television, culinary arts, theatre, and inventing. A photography workshop is available in Mandeville.

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

Faculty Excellence news   
Intermediate Excel Workshop (March 29, 2:05-2:45 p.m.)
All workshops are held in Tinsley Hall, room 103 unless otherwise noted. Registration is required 24 hours in advance of all workshops. To make a reservation or for questions, please contact the Center at ext. 5791 or email Walk-ins are welcome if space is available. Please call the Center to verify. 
     For more information on this workshop, check the Center’s calendar at   
Faculty Conference (April 14, 12 – 1:30 p.m.)
Mark your calendars for the Center’s upcoming Faculty Conference on Teaching, Research and Creativity to be held Thursday, April 14, 12-1:30 p.m., in Tinsley Hall, room 103.

This week in Athletics   

The Southeastern baseball, softball, golf, tennis and track teams will all be in action during this week in Southeastern Athletics.
     The Lion baseball team (15-9, 5-4 Southland) has a busy week ahead with five games on the slate. On Tuesday, Southeastern heads to Baton Rouge for a 6 p.m. contest at Southern. The Lions will open a five-game home stand on Wednesday, facing UNO at 6 p.m. at Alumni Field.
     Southeastern will welcome Lamar to Hammond for a three-game series, beginning with a 6 p.m. game on Friday. Saturday’s first pitch is scheduled for 2 p.m. with Sunday’s series finale set for 1 p.m.
     All of this week’s home games will be broadcast live in the Hammond area on KSLU-FM (90.9) and on the Internet at, where live stats will also be available. While Tuesday’s game at Southern will not air on radio, the contest will be televised live on Cox Sports Television (Charter Channel 324).
     Fresh off its first Southland Conference series sweep since 2008, the Southeastern softball team (14-15, 4-5 Southland) has four tough games on the schedule this week. On Tuesday, Southeastern will host LSU for a 6 p.m. contest at North Oak Park. Fans wearing green to Tuesday’s game will be entered for a chance to win several prizes, including a top prize of $100 cash.
     Over the weekend, Southeastern will head to San Marcos, Texas for a three-game series at defending Southland Conference regular season co-champion Texas State. The series opens with a 1 p.m. doubleheader on Saturday and concludes with a 12 p.m. contest on Sunday.
     The defending Southland Conference champion Southeastern men’s golf team returns to the course this week. The Lions will be in Little Rock, Ark. on Monday and Tuesday to compete in the UALR/First Tee Intercollegiate.
     The Southeastern women’s tennis team (6-8, 1-4 Southland) will hit the road for a pair of league matches. The Lady Lions will take on defending Southland champion Northwestern State on Saturday at 11 a.m. On Sunday, Southeastern faces Central Arkansas at 12 p.m. in Conway, Ark.
     The men’s and women’s track and field teams will continue preparations for May’s Southland Outdoor Championships this week. The Lions and Lady Lions will be in Ruston on Saturday to participate in the Jim Mize Invitational.

Monday, March 28
Men’s Golf, at UALR/First Tee Intercollegiate, Little Rock, Ark., All Day

Tuesday, March 29
Baseball, at Southern, Baton Rouge, 6 p.m. (CST)
Softball, vs. LSU, North Oak Park, 6 p.m.
Men’s Golf, at UALR/First Tee Intercollegiate, Little Rock, Ark., All Day

Wednesday, March 30
Baseball, vs. UNO, Alumni Field, 6 p.m. (KSLU)

Friday, April 1
Baseball, vs. Lamar, Alumni Field, 6 p.m. (KSLU)*

Saturday, April 2
Baseball, vs. Lamar, Alumni Field, 2 p.m. (KSLU)*
Softball, at Texas State (DH), San Marcos, Texas, 1 p.m.*
Women’s Tennis, at Northwestern State, Natchitoches, 11 a.m.*
Men’s and Women’s Track and Field, at Jim Mize Invitational, Ruston, All Day

Sunday, April 3
Baseball, vs. Lamar, Alumni Field, 1 p.m. (KSLU)*
Softball, at Texas State, San Marcos, Texas, 12 p.m.*
Women’s Tennis, at Central Arkansas, Conway, Ark., 12 p.m.*

Southeastern home events in bold
* - Southland Conference game

Professional activities   

Dr. Wendy Siegel (Teaching and Learning) presented on her ongoing research: “Going to the dogs: The effects of dogs on the social behaviors of students with autism” at the Louisiana Educational Research Associations Annual Meeting on March 18 in Lafayette, LA.
     Dennis Sipiorski (Fine and Performing Arts) has been invited to exhibit ceramic works in an exhibition of ceramic works at the International School of Ceramics Water Shad located in Maine. The exhibition will feature past resident arts.

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