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Art and theatre highlight Fanfare’s second week
A classic play, an art collection unveiling and opening reception, a “Then and Now” lecture, and a performance by the Southeastern Brass Quintet highlight the second week of Fanfare, Southeastern’s October celebration of the arts.
Fanfare’s second full week opens on Monday, Oct.10, at 7:30 p.m. in Pottle Auditorium with the Southeastern Brass Quintet. The free concert will feature an evening of spirited brass music, including a variety of well-known original selections and arrangements.
Beginning Wednesday, Oct. 12 through Oct. 15, Southeastern Theatre will present Arthur Miller’s All My Sons, in Vonnie Borden Theatre in D Vickers Hall.
Arthur Miller is considered one of the greatest playwrights of the 20th century, said Roy Blackwood, interim director of the Columbia Theatre for the Performing Arts and Fanfare. The play, which opened on Broadway in 1947, tells the story of Joe Keller, a successful, middle-aged man who has framed his business partner for a crime and engineered his own exoneration.
“Now his son is about to marry the partner’s daughter, which forces a return to Keller’s misdeeds and unravels his lie of a life,” Blackwood explained.
General admission tickets are $10; $5 for Southeastern faculty and staff, seniors and non-Southeastern students; and Southeastern students are admitted free with university I.D. Tickets are available in the Vonnie Borden box office in D Vickers Hall, 549-2115.
Fanfare’s second week also includes:
Foreign film – the Italian film with English subtitles The Son’s Room, Oct. 11, 5:30 p.m., in the Student Union Theatre. An unthinkable tragedy hits a psychoanalyst who must somehow summon the courage to deal with his own grief while giving strength to those who need him most. Released to overwhelming critical acclaim, this uplifting emotional journey has drawn praise for its subtle realism and remarkable power. Co-sponsored by the Department of Languages and Communication, the free film is rated R with a running time of 100 minutes.
“Then and Now” lecture on “The Forty-Five and American Colonial Political Thought” by History and Political Science faculty member Benjamin Price, Oct. 12, 1 p.m., in Pottle Music Building Auditorium. Price will examine the 1745 American colonists who received troublesome news from Britain of a rebellion in Scotland led by the Young Pretender, Charles Edward Stuart. Colonial writers and preachers feared that it might succeed, ending the Protestant succession, their charters and their civil and religious liberties.
Richard Collin Collection unveiling on Oct. 13, 4 p.m., in Southeastern’s Sims Memorial Library. Last year Sims Memorial Library became the beneficiary of a large portion of the personal library of the late Richard Collin, professor of history at the University of New Orleans and the city’s Underground Gourmet restaurant critic and writer. Some 4,000 books on art, literature, history, and culture studies, along with a collection of books and papers on Theodore Roosevelt and his era and 350 opera and vocal CDs, are being added to the library’s collection. Light refreshments will be served.
Opening reception for “Ink and Needles: National Tattoo Exhibition,” Oct. 13, 5-7 p.m., Contemporary Art Gallery. The national exhibition explores the fine art of tattooing, its styles and themes. The exhibition will be open through Nov. 11.
Southeastern faculty member Joy Ratliff and Friends in Recital, Oct. 16, 3 p.m., in Pottle Annex Recital Hall. The free concert will feature vocal standards from the 40s, 50s and 60s, presented by Ratliff and colleagues, including pianist Henry Jones, saxophonist Rich Schwartz, and bassist Robert Nash.
All My Sons to be presented at Fanfare: Lead character Joe Keller, right, played by Terrell Robinson of Livingston, listens to his neighbors Dr. Jim Bayless, left, (Matt Green of Mandeville) and Frank Lubey (Mark Bryan of Covington) in rehearsals for Southeastern’s production of All My Sons. Southeastern Theatre will present Arthur Miller’s classic play Oct. 12 – 15 in the Vonnie Borden Theatre at 7:30 p.m. as part of the university’s Fanfare schedule.
Preparing for College Radio Day: KSLU General Manager Todd Delaney goes over the programming schedule for College Radio Day with student announcer Kacie Barnes, a general studies major from Covington. Southeastern’s public radio station joins its counterparts throughout the nation to celebrate College Radio Day on Tuesday, Oct. 11.
Kinesiology and Health Studies help promote Worldwide Day of Play
Southeastern Kinesiology and Health Studies faculty and students partnered with the Hammond Discovery Center to host some 100 area children as part of Nickelodeon TV’s Worldwide Day of Play September 24. Nearly 30 Southeastern students and seven faculty engaged children in parachute play, jump rope, bean bags and scoops, tug of war, hopscotch and other active play.
“Given the time that we live in, with issues of health and obesity, it's important for our department to find community partners to promote physical activity in our community,” said Kinesiology and Health Studies Department Head Eddie Hebert. “This is just the beginning; we want to continue to encourage people to get outside and move around.”
Physical activity prevents and reduces obesity and is also linked to better performance on academic achievement tests. This is the eighth year Nickelodeon has sponsored the Day of Play.
This year, First lady Michelle Obama had the honor of symbolically turning Nickolodeon TV off for three hours, part of their campaign to increase children's activity. The Senate and House of Republicans earlier passed resolutions that had bipartisan sponsorship officially designating the day as a Day of Play.
Southeastern students complete abuse training
Eleven Southeasern students in social work or counseling recently completed the classroom portion of training to enable them to serve as volunteers in the Rape Crisis Program in the office of District Attorney Scott M. Perrilloux.
In addition to tours and lectures, the new volunteers learned about crisis intervention techniques, dynamics of sexual assault, suicide, child sexual assault, mandatory reporting, ethics, policies and procedures. They will spend the next 30 days completing distance learning programs on trauma counseling techniques, working with vulnerable populations, and working with friends and families of survivors. They will also study sexual harassment, human trafficing, medical issues for survivors, criminal justice advocacy, self-harm, and sexual violence against elders.
“The students were fantastic,” said Lorett Swank, Tri-Parish Rape Crisis Program Coordinator. “They will be working with us on the 24-hour hotline as medical advocates, criminal justice advocates and in helping to provide community education. I am glad that they will be working with us now, and that they will incorporate this sexual assault education in their professional careers.”
She said that, “Typically undergraduate and graduate programs do not formally teach this and it is so relevant in so many areas of helping professions.”
Raising funds for Tripp
Southeastern student Hunter Robinson rides a stationary bicycle in the university’s Student Union Mall, while Delta Tau Delta fraternity brothers Ben Black, left, and Jeremy Stoufflet look on. Fraternity members took turns riding the bike for three days (Sept. 26 to 28) in an effort to raise funds for the Tripp Roth family of Ponchatoula. Three-year-old Tripp, the son of Courtney and Randy Roth, a former member of the Southeastern baseball team, suffers from the rare skin disorder Epidermanlysis Bullosa (EB), which results in severe skin blistering and sores. The Epsilon Phi chapter of the fraternity chose the Roth family as the beneficiary of their annual fundraiser, “Delts-Do-1000," and raised more than $1,000.
Pontchartrain Basin Research Program news
Southeastern’s Pontchartrain Basin Research Program (PBRP) is co-hosting, along with UNO and the Lake Pontchartrain Basin Foundation’s Pontchartrain Research Program (PRP), this year’s biennial Basics of the Basin 2011 Conference. The conference will be held at Southeastern in the Student Union meeting rooms. The conference is held every two years, usually at UNO.
This year the conference is commemorating 10 years of research for two funded programs (PBRP and PRP), with a look forward at where research in the Basin needs to head. There will be 42 oral presentations and 16 poster presentations from scientists from Southeastern, UNO and other universities, as well as from state and federal government agencies over the course of the two days, Oct. 27-28. There is also an optional field trip to Turtle Cove that Saturday, Oct. 29.
Pre-registration is $50 ($10 for students). The link to the conference, which contains the Agenda, registration links, list of special guest luncheon and dinner key-note speakers, and map/directions can be found at: http://www2.selu.edu/orgs/pbrp/BasicsoftheBasin2011.html.
Phi Kappa Phi Quiz Bowl
The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi will host the 10th anniversary Homecoming Intramural Quiz Bowl Tournament on Tuesday, November 1 from 2- 6 p.m. in the Student Union Ballroom. The tournament will feature faculty and student teams vying for trophies and cash prizes.
Further information and the registration form are available at the chapter website http://www2.selu.edu/orgs/PhiKappaPhi/quizbowlform2011.pdf. The registration form and $25 registration fee are is due by Wednesday, October 26. For more information, contact Dr. Joan Faust at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Banned Books Week at Sims Library
Read any banned books lately? You may have and not even known it. Each year the American Library Association promotes Banned Books Week to highlight books that have been challenged or banned through the years and to advocate for the freedom to read.
To celebrate Banned Books Week, Sims Library has joined with the English Club to present short readings and scenes from challenged and banned books. The program is Tuesday, October 4, at 2 p.m. in the Sims Library lobby. Everyone is invited to join in and read some passages from a favorite banned book.
Visitors to the library can see a display of books that have been challenged or banned in the last 10 years, all presented with a Lewis Carroll theme. (Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland was banned in China in 1931!) Come to the library, read a banned book and celebrate your freedom to read.
Extended Studies news
Algegra Review (3 Mondays beginning Oct. 17, 3 to 5 p.m.)
Topics for this refresher math course include operations with real numbers (fractions, integers, and decimals), solving linear equations, introduction to graphing, and multiplying polynomials.
The cost is $60 plus books.
Cash Management Basics (Oct. 4, 5 to 7 p.m.)
Students will be introduced to the basics of money management, budgeting, using credit wisely and good debt versus bad debt. The cost is $35 with handouts provided.
Writing the Winning Grant (Oct. 11 and 13, 12:30 to 5:30 p.m.)
In-depth tips on grant research, how to collect, analyze and report data, where to find appropriate grant opportunities, and the principle steps of writing an exceptional grant will be explored. One CEU credit will be provided. The cost is $245.
Introduction to Stained Glass (Starting Oct. 12, 1 to 4 p.m.)
Students will learn the basic steps to making a Tiffany style stained glass panel. We will work with patterns, choose colors, cut glass, foil and solder. All supplies and tools are furnished. The course is $150.
Sandler Sales Training
This course will guide participants through the entire sales process in better meeting client needs, create plans to realize and obtain goals, finding the right buyers, and closing the deal. This three-class course will be held on Fridays beginning Oct. 14 and ending Nov. 11 (every two weeks). The cost for this course will be $995 with the materials included.
Basic Film Acting (Tuesdays beginning Oct. 11, 6 to 8 p.m.)
The course teaches novice actors basic film audition techniques, on-set behavior, and how to find legitimate film acting work in Louisiana. The cost is $115.
Grantsmanship: Basics and Beyond (Oct. 18 and 20, 12:30 to 5:30 p.m.)
The course provides in-depth tips on grant research, how to collect, analyze and report grant data, where to find appropriate grant opportunities, and the principle steps of writing an exceptional grant will be explored. One CEU credit will be provided. The cost is $195.
Introduction to Java, part 1 (Oct. 19 or 26, 6 to 8 p.m.)
This course will enable students to create programs to solve mathematical problems in business
situations. The cost is $100 plus book.
To register, or for further details on these or other courses that are available please visit:
Hammond- www.selu.edu/es Walker- www.selu.edu/livingston Mandeville- www.selu.edu/stc
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