IN THIS ISSUE ...
1) THE PIRATES ARE COMING: Practicing their swordsmanship in rehearsals for Southeastern’s performance of “The Pirates of Penzance” are, center, Damian Faul of Amite, who plays the Pirate King, along with Lawrence Joiner of Loranger, left, and Bernard McPherson of Nurnberg, Germany. The Southeastern Opera/Music Theatre Workshop will present the Gilbert and Sullivan classic comic opera at the university’s Pottle Auditorium Sept. 28 – Oct. 1 at 7:30 p.m.
2) BENAC OPENS THEN AND NOW LECTURE SERIES: Southeastern’s Fanfare will present the first lecture in the 11th annual Then and Now Lecture Series on Monday, Oct. 3 at 7 p.m. at the Lake Pontchartrain Basin Maritime Museum in Madisonville. Historian David Benac will present “Conflict in the Ozarks: Life in a Lumber Town.”
3) AMBROSE TO SPEAK AT FANFARE: Edith Ambrose will present “Labor in Jim Crow New Orleans: Thar’s Reds in Them Thar Ba’Yous!” at 1 p.m., Oct. 5 in Pottle Auditorium.
House of Blues Art Exhibit, two lectures and a musical classic highlight Fanfare's first week
The 11th annual International House of Blues Foundation Art Exhibit and a beloved musical are just some of the events providing the opening flourish for the 26th season of Fanfare, Southeastern’s annual October arts festival. This year Fanfare is sponsored exclusively by the Southeastern Student Government Association.
Fanfare’s first full week also includes a German film and two “Then and Now” lectures about conflicts in the Ozarks and Jim Crow laws.
From Sept. 28 to Oct. 1 at 7:30 p.m. in Pottle Auditorium, Southeastern Opera/Theatre Workshop will present Gilbert and Sullivan’s “Pirates of Penzance.”
“Described by Sir Arthur Sullivan himself as ‘exquisitely funny’ with music that is ‘strikingly tuneful and catching,’ this two-act comic operetta remains as fresh today as when it first thrilled audiences in 1879,” said Opera/Theatre Workshop Director Chuck Effler. “Join young Frederic, apprenticed to a band of tender-hearted pirates, in this story about law and order, love, misplaced children and the difficulties of being born on the extra day of a leap year.”
Tickets are $16, adults; and $13, senior citizens, faculty, staff, alumni, and non-Southeastern students. Southeastern students are admitted free with their university I.D.
The 11th annual International House of Blues Foundation Art Exhibit officially opens on Monday, Oct. 3, at 11 a.m. in the Grand Lobby of the Columbia Theatre for the Performing Arts. Each year area students create artwork using “found” or recycled materials. The artists are encouraged to depict significant events that have shaped their lives and world.
The artwork will remain on display each Monday, Wednesday and Friday in October from 11 a.m. until 4 p.m. The exhibit is free and open to the public.
Also on Oct. 3 the Department of History and Political Science’s Then and Now Lecture Series officially kicks off its 11th presentation at the Lake Pontchartrain Basin Maritime Museum, 133 Mabel Drive in Madisonville. Southeastern’s David Benac will present “Conflict in the Ozarks: Life in a Lumber Town.”
“Dr. Benac’s new book ‘Conflict in the Ozarks’ is powerfully reminiscent of the southeast Louisiana lumber history and exemplifies the Gilded Age labor conflict,” said Bill Robison, head of the Department of History and Political Science. “He describes the rapidly changing lives of lumber workers in the rugged Courtois Hills, where isolated late 19th century inhabitants subsisted on timber that soon drew in the Missouri Lumber and Mining Company.”
A reception and book signing will follow the free 7 p.m. lecture.
On Tuesday, Oct. 4, the Southeastern Department of Languages and Communication will present “Kebab Connection,” a German film with English subtitles. Scheduled for 5:30 p.m. in the Student Union Theatre, the free film is rated “R,” and has a running time of 96 minutes.
“Kebab Connection is a crazy, comedic feast from directors Anno Saul and Faith Akin,” said Roy Blackwood, interim director of Columbia Theatre and Fanfare. “The recipe calls for two fast food stands, one Turkish and the other Greek, one frustrated filmmaker and a dash of intercultural love.”
Wednesday, Oct. 5, will see the second free Then and Now lecture featuring Southeastern’s Edith Ambrose. Ambrose will present “Labor in Jim Crow New Orleans: Thar’s Reds in Them Thar Ba’Yous!” at 1 p.m. in Pottle Auditorium.
“The biggest challenge New Orleans labor organizers faced from 1920 to 1950 was the conflict of interest that pitted workers and their associations against one another, regardless of divisions in skill, race, or otherwise,” said Robison. “In rivalry for work and often led by unscrupulous union figures, the rank and file seemed always to lose out in the union movement.”
Fanfare tickets are on sale at the Columbia/Fanfare box office, 220 E. Thomas Street, 985-543-4371. The box office is open Monday, Wednesday and Friday, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. and one hour prior to Columbia performances. For a complete schedule, contact the Columbia/Fanfare office at 985-543-4366 or visit columbiatheatre.org.
KSLU announces 2011 Annual Fund Drive
Southeastern’s award winning public radio station, 90.9 KSLU, will host its 10th annual On-Air Fund Drive from September 26 to 30 to raise scholarship dollars and donations.
Licensed to Southeastern, KSLU is the north shore’s only public radio station and one of only eight public radio stations statewide. KSLU provides diverse music ranging from adult rock & roll and blues to soothing jazz. The station also features unique programs such as “The Dirt Road Blues Show,” “The Bluegrass Hour,” “Dinner Jazz with Zia the Cat,” “Retro Reality 80’s music” and “Rock School.”
General Manager Todd Delaney said KSLU moved the fund drive from March to September, a time when there are generally fewer competing fund raising causes.
“We decided to change things up a little bit to help fund the KSLU scholarship that is awarded each semester to an outstanding broadcast student,” he said. “The KSLU scholarship helps lift some of the financial roadblocks for the students who are passionate about pursuing careers in radio.”
Chili’s Restaurant in Hammond is assisting with KSLU’s fundraising efforts. On Tuesday, September 27, from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m., Chili’s will donate 10% of all food sales from that day to the fund drive. Customers must mention “Dining for KSLU” for the donation to be applied.
Funds raised from the annual Fund Drive will also allow the station to continue assisting other local non-profits and charity organizations including Options, TARC, Hammond Rotary Club, CASA, Cystic Fibrosis Foundation and many others.
Donations may be made by cash, check or credit card (Mastercard and Visa). Southeastern employees can contribute through payroll deduction.
To pledge, call 985-549-5758, or donate online at www.kslu.org/support. All donations are tax deductible.
For more information, please contact Chad Pierce at 985-549-2327 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Colin Berthaut, left, discusses the advantages of working for Prudential Financial with Southeastern senior management major Jeremy Dunbar of Baton Rouge. More than 145 potential employers and area graduate schools participated in Southeastern’s annual Career Fair held in the Pennington Student Activity Center on Wednesday (Sept. 21).
Denise Tullier-Holly, art teacher at Southeastern Laboratory School, has been profiled in the fall national newsletter “Teaching with Primary Sources Quarterly” published by the Library of Congress.
Tullier-Holly, who has taught art at the school for 16 years, was selected for the profile based on her effective classroom use of primary sources in a variety of formats.
The Teaching with Primary Sources program at Southeastern is funded by a $300,000 grant from the Library of Congress and is designed to instruct teachers how to effectively use the digital resources of photographs, maps, documents and other materials available through the library’s website. The program – started in 2008 – is directed by Cynthia Elliott, head of the Department of Teaching and Learning, and coordinated by Laura Hancock.
“Using Library of Congress primary sources with students links them to the past in a concrete way,” Tullier-Holly said, “and different primary source formats do this by awakening almost all of the senses. Both art and history can tap into the affective domain to help students become more feeling people.”
She recently used photographs from the National Child Labor Committee Collection to highlight child labor in the nation’s textile industry and encouraged students to analyze the photographs, many which depicted children of their same age.
“Most students were unfamiliar with this time period, and the labor conditions endured by many children in the early 20th century surprised them.”
Tullier-Holly said teaching with the Library of Congress digital resources also helps students learn to investigate and hunt for knowledge.
“This joyful inquisitiveness can stay with them for the rest of their lives,” she explained. “My hope for my students is that these activities will build empathy and tolerance for others and generate in them a curiosity for learning and desire to be creative.”
Last summer she taught several workshops for that were designed to show area teachers how to best use the vast resources that are available free through the Library of Congress.
“Your first visit to the website (loc.gov) can be daunting with so much information and so many choices,” she said. “I suggest to teachers that they consider researching a topic in their content area that they are personally interested in investigating. They can enjoy the search and consider how they can use their findings in the classroom. The teachers’ enthusiasm for the topic will be contagious and hopefully will inspire students to use the Library of Congress in their lifelong quest for learning.”
For more information about the program, contact Laura.Hancock@selu.edu or visit the website http://www.selu.edu/acad_research/depts/teach_lrn/loc/.
Teaching with primary resources: Southeastern Lab School art teacher Denise Tullier-Holly instructs her students using digital photographs and other resources from the Library of Congress that show early 20th century child labor conditions in preparation for an art project the class is working on. She was profiled in the most recent edition of the Teaching with Primary Sources national newsletter.
Trash business going high tech
Seminar gives job seekers tools
New Orleans Times Picayune
St. Paul's Life Skills Day gives seniors an upper hand
Project Management (Sept. 26 and 27, 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.)
This course is designed to prepare project managers and others planning a career in project management with skills and tools to successfully plan, manage, and deliver project on time and within budget. The cost is $695.
Adobe Photoshop for Photography, Intermediate (Sept. 29, 6 to 9 p.m.)
Upon successful completion of this course, participants will be able to create color profiles, use advanced tools (Magic Wand, e.g.), retouch and restore, use advanced filters (Liquify,e.g.), use 3-D text, use multiple adjustment layers and masks. The cost is $95.
Introduction to Computers (Oct. 5, 8 a.m. to noon)
In this course, students will learn the basic skills needed to start with personal computers and to work with the various features, tools and options available in Windows. The cost is $90 with the book provided.
Monday, September 26
Men’s Golf, at Golfweek Challenge, Burlington, Iowa, All Day
Tuesday, September 27
Men’s Golf, at Golfweek Challenge, Burlington, Iowa, All Day
Thursday, September 29
Volleyball, vs. Northwestern State, University Center, 7 p.m.*
Friday, September 30
Volleyball, vs. Central Arkansas, University Center, 7 p.m.*
Women’s Soccer, at Northwestern State, Natchitoches, 7 p.m.*
Saturday, October 1
Football, vs. Lamar (Hall of Fame Day), Strawberry Stadium, 3 p.m. (Southland TV) (KSLU)*
Men’s and Women’s Cross Country, at McNeese Cowboy Stampede, Lake Charles, All Day
Sunday, October 2
Women’s Soccer, at Central Arkansas, Conway, Ark., 1 p.m.*
Southeastern home events in bold
* - Southland Conference contest
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