ByLion--November 14


ByLion to take a break

Shining Stars concert Nov. 22

'Toys from the Heart' drive set

Poet publishes Hurricane Party

Santa Bear toy drive deadline

Air quality studied in area schools

Ceramic Club sale Nov. 28 and 29

Columbia presents "The Frog Prince"

Study Abroad information sessions

Southeastern Foundation changes name

Pizza CEO to address business students

PPR Training for Supervisors

Extended Studies instructor honored

Nursing program invites public comment

Channel students receive Emmy nods

Trot for Troops scheduled Nov. 19

The Phenomenal 14

Delta Tau Delta Thanksgiving Dinner

Powerlifting Club invites members

Southeastern in the news

This Week in Athletics

Professional activities

ByLion to take a break   

Due to the Thanksgiving holiday, this will be the last issue of ByLion until November 28. Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours!

‘Shining Stars’ concert to showcase Community Music School students   Shining Stars musicians
Award-winning students of Southeastern’s Community Music School (CMS) will shine in a special concert Nov. 22.
     The concert, “Shining Stars,” is scheduled for 7 p.m. at the Pottle Music Building Auditorium. Admission is free.
     The concert features students who are recipients of First Guaranty Bank CMS scholarships, as well as students who have won awards at different competitions during the 2010- 2011 academic year.
     The young musicians will perform as soloists with members of the Southeastern Chamber Orchestra conducted by Music Professor Yakov Voldman.
      “I would like to express my gratitude to First Guaranty Bank for their generosity, giving CMS the opportunity to reward these students who have shown a true dedication to their music studies and who continue to make us proud with their accomplishments,” said Jivka Jeleva, director of the Community Music School. “They represent the future generation of young musicians, and I look forward to seeing all of them become professional musicians one day.”
     Students participating in the concert include: violinists Catherine Craighead, Mandeville, String Rally medal recipient; Ashley Johansen, Madisonville, String Rally first place winner and First Guaranty Bank Scholarship recipient; Umika Kuroda, Mandeville, GNOYO concerto competition winner and First Guaranty Bank Scholarship recipient; Elise Strain, Slidell, String Rally second place winner; Griffin Wiemelt, Mandeville, String Rally first place winner and First Guaranty Bank Scholarship recipient; and Riley Wiemelt, Mandeville, String Rally Outstanding Musician award and First Guaranty Bank Scholarship recipient.
     Also playing in the concert are violists Catherine Cerise, Metairie, String Rally first place winner and Outstanding Musician Award; Lillian Cerise, Metairie, String Rally second place winner; pianists Jack Bevolo, Mandevile, First Guaranty Bank Scholarship recipient; and Elizabeth Weathersby, Hammond, Piano Rally first place winner and First Guaranty Bank Scholarship recipient.
     Founded in 1996, Southeastern’s Community Music School offers children and adults private and group music lessons taught by Southeastern faculty members, graduate students and community professionals. 
     For more information, visit: or call 985-549-5502.

Students of the Southeastern Community Music School will have the chance to “shine” during the “Shining Stars” concert on Nov. 22. Admission is free for the 7 p.m. concert in Pottle Music Auditorium. Pictured in the front row, from left, are Umika Kuroda, Elise Strain, and Lillian Cerise; middle row, from left, are Riley Wiemelt, Catherine Craighead, and Catherine Cerise; back row, from left, are Griffin Wiemelt, Elizabeth Weathersby, and Ashley Johansen.

‘Toys from the Heart’ brings joy to area children   
Many Southeastern student organizations have found that nothing warms the heart more than giving the gift of joy to a young child.
     For the sixth consecutive year, Southeastern’s Kappa Alpha Psi, Delta Sigma Theta sorority, and Zeta Phi Beta sorority will do just that by giving “Toys from the Heart” to underprivileged children in the local community.
     Teaming with Recreational Sports and Wellness and the Office of Multicultural and International Student Affairs (MISA), the organizations expect to collect enough toys for 400 children this holiday season.
      “When Kappa approached us with the idea years ago, we wanted to help 200 families; now we have so many partners that we expect to serve 400 this year,” said Eric Summers, assistant to the Vice President for Student Affairs. “We ask that children ranging from newborn to age 12 come to pick out their own toy. We love to see the look on their faces and it warms the hearts of our students to see the difference they are making.”
     Summers said the students are asking the Hammond community and all Southeastern departments, faculty, staff and students to make a donation of a toy or a monetary donation toward the purchase of a new toy.
     New, unwrapped toys may be delivered to donation boxes located in the Student Union Mall Nov. 14-17, Nov. 21-22, Nov 28-Dec. 1, and Dec. 5-8. Donation boxes will also be located at the MISA office and inside the Pennington Student Activity Center.
     Summers said special events are planned to collect toys for the giveaway. Back by popular demand is Dancing for Dolls, a Zumba Fitness event, which will be held on Monday, Nov. 28, from 5:30-7 p.m. in the Kinesiology Building dance studio. The general public is welcome to attend, and admission is one unwrapped toy. Dancing for Dolls Coordinator Sarah Clifton said her goal is to collect 100 dolls.
     The MISA office is hosting the annual Holiday Celebration on Nov. 28 at 7 p.m. featuring various student organizational performances. This event targets Southeastern students and admission is one new, unwrapped toy. 
     On Dec. 12, Recreational Sports and Wellness will be hosting “Brunch with Santa.” All faculty, staff and students are invited over to the Pennington Student Activity Center from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. to participate in the event. Faculty, staff and students attending “Brunch with Santa” are asked to bring one new toy or make a $5 donation to the project.  
     Families interested in receiving toys may register for the drive by calling the MISA office at 549-3850. Requests are filled on a first come, first served basis, and registration has already begun. Toys will be given to registered families Dec. 13 from 1-5 p.m. at the Pennington Student Activity Center.
     For more information about “Toys from the Heart,” contact the MISA office at 549-3850.

Southeastern poet publishes Hurricane Party   Alison Pelegrin
Hurricane Party, a book of poetry by Southeastern English instructor Alison Pelegrin, has been published by the University of Akron Press.
     Pelegrin’s third full-length poetry collection celebrates the characters of her native south Louisiana and is influenced by the devastation of Hurricane Katrina and its aftermath. The work was completed with the help of a creative writing fellowship awarded to her by the National Endowment for the Arts.
     American poet Elton Glaser said about Hurricane Party that “no other poet sounds like Pelegrin, and that’s the sure sign of a writer at the top of her game.” Martha Serpas, author of The Dirty Side of the Storm, called Pelegrin “one of the sharpest wits to come out of the Bayou State in a long time.”
     A resident of Covington, Pelegrin also is the author of The Zydeco Tablets, Big Muddy River of Stars and three chapbooks: Squeezers, Voodoo Lips and Dancing with the One-Armed Man. Her poems have been featured in Poetry Daily, The Writer’s Almanac, as well as various other literary journals.
     A recipient of the President’s Medal for Artistic Activity, one of the highest honors Southeastern bestows on faculty, Pelegrin has received fellowships from the Louisiana Division of the Arts and the National Endowment for the Arts and was a Tennessee Williams Scholar at the Sewanee Writers’ Conference.
     The book is available in hardback and paperback through the University of Akron Press,, 1-877-UAPRESS.
Santa Bear Toy Drive   
The Gamma Beta Phi Society is a major sponsor of the Santa Bear toy drive, also sponsored by the Daily Star and the Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff’s Department. The toy donations should be for children, aged two to eight. All donated toys must be new, and guns, knives, swords or any other violent toys are not allowed.
     Gamma Beta Phi will be collecting items for needy children until Wednesday, Nov. 16, and encourages other student groups to assist, as well as faculty/staff members who want to make a contribution.  Checks or money orders made out to Gamma Beta Phi are acceptable, and members will go and purchase toys for you.
     To drop off toys or find out more information, contact Gamma Beta Phi’s Advisor Jackie Dale Thomas at 549-2233 or Toys may be dropped off in the Student Union, room 110 (two doors down from Starbucks). 
     Again the deadline to have toys dropped off for the Gamma Beta Phi Santa Bear toy drive is Nov. 16. Toys can also be picked up; if there is a need for that, please contact us. 

Southeastern to help monitor air quality in Tangi Schools   
A project designed to monitor and help improve the indoor air quality in Tangipahoa Parish schools is being spearheaded by a Southeastern occupational safety and health specialist.
     With a $38,000 grant from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Ephraim Massawe, assistant professor in the Department of Computer Science and Industrial Technology, will work with area school officials, teachers, staff and parents to develop and implement indoor air quality improvement programs based on the EPA’s indoor air quality “Tools for Schools” (TfS) program.
     The project will target more than 40 public and private schools in the parish, as well as at least 30 private homes where indoor air quality will be monitored with equipment and supplies provided through the grant. The grant covers an 18-month period.
      “Our goals are to train school coordinators who can document the current situation of indoor air quality in the schools and then implement various cost-effective measures based on the TfS to improve and sustain air quality in our schools, homes and other microenvironments, such as school buses,” said Massawe. 
     Poor indoor air quality is a subtle yet serious public health hazard, particularly in schools, homes, hospitals and other public buildings, he said, and people spend more than 90 percent of their time in these indoor environments. Indoor air pollutants may be two to five times higher than outdoor air levels.
     Typical sources of indoor air pollutants include science lab and art supplies, cleaning materials, pesticides, copy and print machines, and volatile organic compounds from paint, chalk and adhesives. Heating and air conditioning equipment can also contribute to the collection of pollen, dust and fungal spores.
      “Louisiana has a relatively high rate of lung diseases, which are made worse by poor indoor air quality,” he said. “Poor air quality has been highly correlated with respiratory diseases, such as asthma. Poor indoor air quality affects children, elderly and the infirm more than healthy individuals.”
     The Bureau of Primary Health Care and Rural Health in the Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals reports that about 200,000 adults in the state suffer from asthma, a chronic lung condition characterized by episodes of coughing, wheezing and shortness of breath. In about 10 percent of all households with children, at least one or more of the children has asthma. The American Lung Association of Louisiana estimates there are more than 2,900 cases of pediatric asthma and nearly 7,000 cases among adults living in Tangipahoa Parish.
     “The state statistics also confirm that women, children and African Americans are the disproportionately impacted by asthma,” he explained.
     Massawe said over the next several months he and several assistants will visit with selected schools and representative residents – generally parents and guardians of children – to  train individual coordinators who will assist with training others, be responsible for monitoring the air quality within the schools using equipment supplied to them, and report progress towards achieving set targets.
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Ceramic Club Sale   
The Southeastern Ceramic Club will hold its annual ceramic sale in the Student Union on Monday, Nov. 28, and Tuesday, Nov. 29. The sale will run from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. both days.

Columbia Theatre to present 'The Frog Prince'   Columbia Theatre presents The Frog Prince
On November 17 Southeastern’s Columbia Theatre for the Performing Arts will present “The Frog Prince,” the first of two “Pajamas and Play” presentations scheduled for its youngest fans this season.
     C. Roy Blackwood, interim director of the Columbia Theatre, explained that “Pajamas and Play” is a fun series designed to make theater performances accessible and appealing to children. Kids are invited to wear their pajamas, robes and slippers to the 60-minute performance.
     “The Columbia Theatre is excited to present what promises to be a wonderful event for the entire family,” Blackwood said. “We are also looking forward to once again partnering with the Louisiana Children’s Discovery Center, which will sponsor a pre-show craft activity from 5-6 p.m. in the Grand Lobby.”
     With a kid-friendly curtain time of 6:30 p.m., “The Frog Prince” is a colorful, funny and faithful adaptation of the classic folk story first recorded by the Brothers Grimm.
     “It is the story of a spoiled princess who breaks her promise to a noble frog who comes to her aid and the consequences that follow,” Blackwood said. “Don’t forget to bring the kids in their pjs. The milk and cookies are on us!”
     Tickets for “The Frog Prince” are $13 for children ages 12 and under and $19 for adults. Tickets and information are available at the Columbia Theatre box office, 985-543-4371, or at Box office hours are 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday, Wednesday and Friday and one hour before performance times.

Study Abroad information sessions to be offered   
The International Initiatives Office will be hosting information sessions for 2012 Study Abroad opportunities. The sessions will provide information on the available programs and courses, application procedures, scholarship opportunities, and travel tips. Many of the program coordinators will also be in attendance to answer questions relating to their particular programs.   
     The sessions will be at 3:30 p.m. on Nov. 15, 16, 29, and 30 in Fayard Hall, room 107.  Interested students, faculty, and staff may attend any one of these sessions.

Southeastern Foundation changes name   

Southeastern’s Foundation, the philanthropic arm of the university, has changed its name to the Southeastern Louisiana University Foundation.
     Previously known as the Southeastern Development Foundation, the name change was announced at a recent retreat and orientation for Foundation board members held at Champagne Beverage in Madisonville.
     “We are fortunate to have Joel Champagne as a member of our board and appreciate his dedication to the success of the Foundation and Southeastern,” said Wendy Lauderdale, vice president for university advancement.
     Speakers at the retreat included William Joubert, director of the Southeast Louisiana Business Center, and Roy Blackwood, interim director of the Columbia Theatre for the Performing Arts.
     Special guest speaker G. Lee Griffin, president and chief executive officer of the LSU Foundation, said the participation and support of board members is imperitive to the success of philanthrophic initiatives.  “In today's world,”  he said, “you need a strong board that takes an active lead in giving and raising money.”


1)Tangipahoa board members2)Board members from outside Tangipahoa Parish


1) Foundation Board members participating in the recent retreat included, front row, from left, Cindy Shelton, Bud Antin, Lillian Maurin, Dennis James, and Minnie Hughes; back row, from left, Jack Payne, Joey Lamonte, Stan Dameron, Hammond Mayor Mason Foster and Jack Gautier.

2) Others participating in the retreat are, front row, from left, Marcia Galatas, Shelby LaSalle, Eddie Riecke, and Bill Kingsmill; back row, from left, Keith Hanks, Chuck Reese, Joel Champagne, Craig Silva and Nick Tournillon. Not pictured are Jack Blossman, Judge Burrell Carter, Judge Jimmy Kuhn, Joe Luquet, Gino Marino, Willie Paretti, Mike Sharp and Darryl Smith

RPM Pizza CEO to address Southeastern business students   
The top official of RPM Pizza, the largest franchisee of Domino’s Pizza restaurants in the United States, will address Southeastern’s chapter of the American Marketing Association next Tuesday (Nov. 15).
     Glenn Mueller, RPM president and chief executive officer, will talk to students at 5:30 p.m. in the Southeastern Alumni Center, 500 W. University Ave. on the topic of building and marketing a franchise giant. The meeting is open to the public on a reserved seat basis by calling the Department of Marketing and Supply Chain Management at 985-549-2277.
     RPM Pizza operates approximately 140 Domino’s Pizza Restaurants in Louisiana, Mississippi and Alabama with more than 3,500 employees. Mueller and his brother Richard formed RPM in Gulfport, Miss., in 1981.
      “Personal insight regarding how to create a highly successful business from such a prominent industry leader is a tremendously valuable educational experience for our students,” said Janet Davis, marketing instructor and faculty adviser to the AMA chapter. “We are thrilled to have Mr. Mueller on campus addressing our students.”
     Alicen Holder, president of the Southeastern AMA chapter, said the students are excited about the opportunities provided by the College of Business to interact with business leaders.
     For information on the program, call 985-549-2277.

PPR Training for Supervisors   
The Training Section of the Human Resources Office will offer a training program for supervisors who are required to conduct Performance Planning and Reviews (PPRs) on classified employees. The session is scheduled Wednesday, Nov. 16, from 9:30 to 11 a.m. and will be held 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.

Extended Studies instructor receives award   
Southeastern’s Division of Extended Studies Instructor Robin Wells has been honored by St. Tammany Parish President Kevin Davis and the St. Tammany Parish Commission on Cultural Affairs with the President’s Arts Award.
     The award – made in the category of Literary Artist – was presented Nov. 4 in conjunction with the commission’s annual awards banquet at Louisiana Medical Center and Heart Hospital in Lacombe
     “We are very excited for Robin; this award is well deserved” said Joan Gunter, assistant vice president for extended studies. “In addition to her many literary accomplishments, Robin’s ‘How to Write a Novel’ course is a popular non-credit course offering at Southeastern’s St. Tammany Center.”
     For more information about this or other Extended Studies courses, visit

Public comment invited on Southeastern Bachelor’s Program in Nursing   
Southeastern’s undergraduate program in nursing is scheduled for an accreditation review by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) March 5-6.
     The purpose of the accreditation review is to assess the educational program’s compliance with CCNE standards. Federal regulations require that accrediting agencies allow for public comment on the qualifications of institutions or programs under consideration for continuing accreditation, according to CCNE.
     Individuals who have pertinent and valid information about the accreditation of the program are invited to submit the information by Feb. 5 in writing to CCNE. Only signed comments will be accepted by the agency.
     Information should be sent to the Commission on Collegiate Nurisng Education at One Dupont Circle, NW, Suite 530, Washington, DC 20036-1120.

Southeastern Channel students nominated for seven Emmys    
 Seven Southeastern Channel student productions have been nominated for regional Emmy Awards.
     Four news segments from the student newscast, “Northshore News,” two episodes of the student sports magazine program, “The Big Game,” and a student documentary about Hammond’s University Donuts shop were nominated. The winners will be announced Dec. 3 at the Emmy Gala in Miami.
     In the news category, “Northshore News” stories nominated included “Tracking Disease Trends with Twitter” by reporter Jessica Leblanc of New Orleans, “New Levee Proposal” by reporter Anna de Tiege of Mandeville, and a pair of stories by reporter Chrissy Carter of LaPlace, “eBooks” and “The Children’s Discovery Museum.”
     In the non-news category, one  of the “Big Game” episodes nominated was the October 14, 2010 installment which featured co-anchors Trey Mongrue of Baton Rouge and Scott Thornhill of Hammond, along with stories from reporters Sean Doss of Slidell, Hunter Robinson of Hahnville, and Carey Williams of Baton Rouge.
     Also nominated was the March 17, 2011 “Big Game” episode with co-hosts Mongrue, Jessica Poumaroux of Baton Rouge, and Lacey Sanchez of Denham Springs. Segments for the episode were produced by reporters Scott Cardinale of Springfield, Stephen Smith of Greenwell Springs, Jovetta White of New Orleans, Rob Seibert of Baton Rouge, and Nicole Brannigan of Long Beach, Calif.
      “Glazed,” a documentary short about Hammond’s University Donuts shop, was also nominated. It was produced by students Stephen Pfeil of Hammond and Calvin Nix of Baton Rouge.
     The National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences made the nominations from entries submitted by television stations and production companies in the Suncoast Region, which includes Louisiana, Florida, Georgia, Alabama, Mississippi, and Puerto Rico.
     The academy awards Emmy nominations and winners to productions achieving excellence in television at the highest level. Nominees are selected through several rounds of judging against the Emmy standard of excellence, not against other productions.
     The seven Emmy nominations garnered by Southeastern students were more than any other university in the Suncoast Region.
      “We’re extremely honored because the Emmy is the highest honor that you can win in television,” said Rick Settoon, Southeastern Channel general manager. “It’s well-deserved recognition for their talent, hard work and dedication and reflects the excellent training they receive from Channel staff and instructors in the Electronic Media Concentration of the Department of Languages and Communication.” 
     The Channel can be seen on Charter Cable Channel 18 in Tangipahoa, St. Tammany and Livingston parishes and on Channel 17 in Washington Parish. A live 24/7 webcast and Video on Demand programs are viewed in 46 states and 47 countries at

‘Trot for Troops’ scheduled at Strawberry Stadium Nov. 19   
Trot for Troops, a 5K run to raise funds for the organization Support Our War Heroes, will be held at Southeastern Louisiana University’s Strawberry Stadium Saturday, Nov. 19.
     Sponsored by the university’s Sports Management Association, the event will start with registration at 7:30 a.m. followed by the race at 8:30 a.m. Costs are $12 if pre-registered and for veterans and $15 on the day of the race. Free T-shirts are being offered to the first 50 people who register.
     “The race will raise money for a great organization and provide us with valuable field experience in putting on events,” said Michael Dupre, president of SMA.
     The SMA and students in the Kinesiology 366 class hold a 5k run every semester to raise money for various causes. This is the second year that Support Our War Heroes was chosen to be the recipient of the fundraiser.
     The event will include a raffle, music and entertainment, free food and drinks and an awards ceremony for the winners of the race. For more information, call the Kinesiology and Health Studies Department at 985-549-2129 or Dupre at
The Phenomenal 14   Phonathon students
The Southeastern Foundation has hired 14 phenomenal students who have been learning firsthand about the power of giving through their new jobs as Southeastern phonathon callers. These students have been calling alumni and friends of the university to:
gather and update demographic information;
give information on current and upcoming events, and most importantly;
request financial support for the Southeastern Annual Fund in order to provide funding for university initiatives such as scholarships, the latest technology and campus improvements.
     As frontline fundraisers, these students have more contact with our Alumni and friends than any other group at the university. The unique skills that they receive as phonathon callers reach beyond classroom learning to provide concrete work experiences as well as a better understanding of the effects of philanthropy. The students have raised over $35,000 for the Southeastern Annual Fund.
     We are proud of our “Phenomenal 14” and their commitment to helping maintain and improve the Southeastern experience for current and future students. So please remember as you answer their call, share your Southeastern experience with them and in closing show them the true power of philanthropy by supporting this year’s Annual Fund. 
Delta Tau Delta to host annual Thanksgiving Dinner   
Delta Tau Delta Fraternity will host its annual Thanksgiving Dinner on Saturday, November 19, at 6:00 p.m. in the Student Union Ballroom.  Every year members and their families gather together for an evening of fun, food and fellowship. Members of the Southeastern family, including faculty, staff and  students are invited. 
     Those wishing to attend are asked to contact Brandon Colletti, Chapter President, at to RSVP.

Iron Lions Powerlifting Club   
The Iron Lions Powerlifting Club recently competed and fared well. Congratulations to Taylor Knox, Donald Ponzo, and Vincent Glorioso for winning medals in the 8th Annual USAPL Southeastern USA Regional Bench Press, Deadlift, Push-Pull and Powerlifting Championships held at Florida A & M University in Tallahassee.
     Taylor won first place in his weight class and qualified for USAPL Nationals in Baton Rouge in April of 2012 with a total of 1,275 pounds for the Squat, Bench Press, and Deadlift combined. Vincent Glorioso won second place in his weight class totaling 953 pounds. Donald finished third place in his weight class and in his first meet totaling 870 pounds.
     The group looks to compete in December and possibly in February. No experience is required to join. If you are interested, please contact Dr. Hollander ( or Taylor Knox at

Southeastern in the news
Southeastern hosts Veterans Day Lecture

Public comment invited

Shining Stars Concert

Southeastern Channel students nominated for seven Emmys

Southeastern to help monitor air quality in Tangi schools

BR Advocate
Seminar on business for veterans set at SLU

SLU, Alabama team up on research 

Journalism awareds honor SLU students

Students learn about hate crimes

This Week in Athletics   
The Southeastern football team will close out its 2011 season on Thursday, hosting Nicholls State at 7 p.m. in Strawberry Stadium during this week in Southeastern Athletics.
     The Lions (2-8, 0-6 Southland) and visiting Colonels (1-9, 0-6 Southalnd) will battle in the River Bell Classic, as both teams look for their first league win of 2011. Thursday’s game will be televised live on Cox Sports Television (Charter Channel 324/HD – 811). The contest will also be broadcast in the Hammond area on KSLU-FM (90.9) and on the Internet at, where live stats will also be available. 
     In addition, Southeastern will be celebrating Senior Day on Thursday. Prior to the game, seniors Brandon Collins, David Durden, Keiron Jones, Antoine Duplessis, Avery Crooks, Sean Gremillion, Troy Metcalfe, Josh Penton, Kory Theodore, Simmie Yarborough, Jerrod Black and Devin Boutwell will be honored in a Senior Day ceremony. 
     Both of the Southeastern basketball teams will be back in action this week. The Lions (0-1) will open the week on Tuesday, hosting Spring Hill at 7 p.m. in the University Center. Louisiana-Monroe visits Hammond on Saturday for a 6 p.m. contest. 
     The Lady Lions (1-0) will open their road schedule on Monday, facing nationally-ranked Texas at 8 p.m. in Austin, Texas. On Friday, the Lady Lions return home to host Jackson State at 12 p.m. The first 100 fans will receive a trading card featuring junior center Ja’Lessia Davis courtesy of the Southeastern PRIDE. 
     Both of this week’s men’s basketball games, as well as Friday’s women’s basketball game will be broadcast live in the Hammond area on KSLU-FM (90.9) and on the Internet at Monday’s women’s game at Texas will be televised by the Longhorn Network (check local listings for availability). Live stats and audio (subscription required) for Monday’s game will also be available at
Monday, November 14
Women’s Basketball, at Texas, Austin, Texas, 8 p.m. (LHN)
Tuesday, November 15
Men’s Basketball, vs. Spring Hill, University Center, 7 p.m. (KSLU)
Thursday, November 17
Football, vs. Nicholls State (Senior Day), Strawberry Stadium, 7 p.m. (KSLU) (CST)*
Friday, November 18
Women’s Basketball, vs. Jackson State, University Center, 12 p.m. (KSLU)
Saturday, November 19
Men’s Basketball, vs. Louisiana-Monroe, University Center, 6 p.m.
Southeastern home events in bold
* - Southland Conference contest

Professional activities   
Gerald T. McNeill (Sociology and Criminal Justice) presented his cultural geography research, “A Study in Necrogeography: North and South Louisiana Cemeteries,” at the Covington Branch Library of the St. Tammany Parish Library System in October. He also attended the SESAH (Southeast Chapter of the Society of Architectural Historians) 2011 Conference and Annual Meeting in Charleston, S.C. as a newly appointed officer of the chapter, Louisiana Representative, from Oct. 26 to 29.
      William B. Robison (History and Political Science) has published a poem, “Brut,” in the June issue of;  two poems, “Beignets” and “Shroud,” in the summer 2011 issue of Eudaimonia Poetry Review; and a poem, “Foggy Morning Segue,” in the September issue of Apollo’s Lyre.
     Sharon C. Hoffman, PhD. (Educational Leadership and Technology) presented “Segregation Academies: Vestiges of the Past Reincarnated” at the Mid-south Educational Research Association’s 40th annual meeting in Oxford, Miss., Nov. 2-4.
     Dr. Thomas Sommerfeld (Chemistry and Physics) published the article “Lorentz Trial Function for the Hydrogen Atom: A Simple, Elegant Exercise” in the Journal of Chemical Education (J. Chem. Edu. 88, 1521-24 (2011). The article can be accessed at
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