Eisenhower Program returns

McGehee Drive dedication

Pajamas and Play April 19

Moxie Performance Art Festival

Register for Tangi Heart Walk

'Big Event' scheduled Saturday

Dance auditions April 24

Sociology class takes New Orleans tour

Alumni Senior Award nominations

Bunko for Basketball May 5

'Deviant Behavior in Florida Parishes'

Fine and Performing Arts News 

RaceTrac contest update

Southeastern in the news

Extended Studies news

This Week in Athletics

Professional activities

U.S. Army War College Eisenhower Program returns to Southeastern
The United States Army War College Eisenhower Series College Program will return to Southeastern for the third year in a row on Monday and Tuesday, April 16 and 17.
     A team of experts from the U.S. Army, Air Force, Navy, and Marine Corps will hold a series of panel discussions on North Korea, wounded warriors, Iran's strategic objectives, NATO and operations in Libya. 
     "We are very pleased to have this program on campus once again. The last two visits have been extremely informative, and we look forward to another opportunity for Southeastern faculty, staff and students, as well as members of the surrounding community, to learn more about American military policy from the experts," said William B. Robison, head of the Department of History and Political Science. "The service personnel who represent the U.S. Army War College are always extremely engaging and very knowledgeable."
     Robison expressed his gratitude to Judge Jimmy Kuhn of the Louisiana First Circuit Court of Appeal and his administrative assistant Pat Walsh for helping make the event possible.
     All presentations are free and open to the public. Presentations include:
     April 16: "North Korea – A Wicked Problem," 9:30 – 11 a.m., Student Union Ballroom; "Wounded Warriors," 1:30 – 3 p.m., Student Union Ballroom; "Iran's Strategic Objectives," reception at 5:30 p.m., panel at 6:30 – 8 p.m., Southeastern Alumni Center.
     April 17: "NATO and Operations in Libya," 9:30 – 11 a.m., Fayard Hall, room 109.
     Panelists include Navy Capt. Stephen Krotow of the Eisenhower Program at the U.S. Army War College; Army Col. Michael Marti; Air Force Col. Dave Morrissey; Army Lt. Col. Tony Nesbitt ; Army Col. Scotty Patton; and Army Lt. Col. Brian Scott. 
     The U.S. Army War College, located in Carlisle Barracks, Pa., represents the highest level of education offered by the military services. It is designed to equip carefully selected senior officers and civilians with the competencies required of strategic leaders of the United States Armed Forces. The original Army War College was established Nov. 27, 1901.
     Approximately 360 students, including senior officers from all branches of the Armed Forces, senior civilian representatives from a variety of U.S. Government agencies, and senior military officers from approximately 66 foreign countries, attend a 10-month graduate-level course of study. Army War College students examine national security issues and strategy development, regional affairs, current and future challenges for national defense and the responsibilities of senior-level command. Participants who successfully complete all requirements established by the college are granted a Master of Strategic Studies degree.
     Each year a few students at the U.S. Army War College participate in the Eisenhower Series College Program (ESCP) and travel outside Carlisle Barracks to engage in discussions with other students, academics, and the public about national security issues and the employment of military assets.    
     The Eisenhower Series College Program (ESCP) is the U.S. Army War College's communication and outreach program designed to encourage dialogue on national security and other public policy issues between its students and the public. The program focuses its efforts on students and faculty at academic institutions, professional organizations, civic groups, business organizations, and local media.
Ned McGehee Drive to be dedicated Thursday
Ned McGeheeSoutheastern will dedicate on Thursday (April 19) the section of Western Avenue that runs through Friendship Circle in recognition of one of its athletic legends, Edward L. “Ned” McGehee III. The dedication event, which is open to the public and will include the unveiling of the Ned McGehee Drive sign, will take place at 2 p.m. in Friendship Circle. Participants in the program include Southeastern President John L. Crain, Hammond Mayor Mayson Foster, Professor Emeritus of History C. Howard Nichols, and McGehee’s daughter, Gurley McGehee Maurin of Hammond. A reception will follow.
     A native of Hammond and nephew of Dr. Lucius McGehee, one of Southeastern’s founding fathers, Ned McGehee held numerous positions in Southeastern’s athletic program, including his initial position as a trainer, head coach of one of the Lions most successful football teams, and serving as athletic director for 20 years.
     Named head football coach in 1946, he led the undfeated 9-0 Lions to a win in the Burley Bowl. In his five years as head coach, he amassed a record of 25-20-3. From 1951 to 1971, he served as athletic director, continuing to coach teams in tennis and golf. During his tenure at Southeastern, McGehee coached all the major sports: football, baseball, basketball, track, tennis and golf. In addition, he taught courses in various courses and first aid.
     He was an active member of the community, forming Hammond's first teams in Little League, Pony League, Babe Ruth and American Legion baseball. He formed the area's first Boy Scout troop and volunteered for the American Red Cross for more than 55 years, teaching swimming, water safety, CPR and first aid. A pilot with his own airplane, he was one of the founders of the area's Civil Air Patrol.
Southeastern’s Columbia Theatre presents Pajamas and Play final installment April 19
Southeastern’s Columbia Theatre for the Performing Arts will present on April 19 “How I Became a Pirate,” the final “Pajamas and Play” presentation 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., “How I Became A Pirate” is a new musical adventure story -- based on the acclaimed children’s book of the same name -- of finding one’s own heart.
     “When young Jeremy is recruited by the friendly Captain Braid Beard and his mates to help find the perfect spot for their treasure, the pirate crew shares the ins and outs of a pirate’s life at sea, including how to talk like a pirate and ‘proper’ pirate etiquette – or the lack thereof,” Blackwood said. “Don’t forget to bring the kids in their pjs. The milk and cookies are on us!”
     Tickets for “How I Became a Pirate” 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 through Friday and one hour before performance times.
Southeastern Dance presents the Moxie Performance Art Festival, hosts master classes
Moxie Dance performanceSoutheastern’s Department of Fine and Performing Arts will present Moxie Dance Project’s Moxie Performance Art Festival April 20 in conjunction with the Hammond Downtown Development District’s Art in April event.
     The group will also host two master classes April 18 and 19.
     Directed by Southeastern dance instructor Dana Brewer-Plazinic, Moxie Performance Art Festival features student choreographer Kaleigh Brandt of Slidell and Southeastern graduate Ashli Tallo of Hammond. Brewer-Plazinic serves as faculty choreographer. 
     Guest choreographer is Allison Orr, artistic director of Forklift Danceworks Inc., a professional dance company based in Austin, Tex. Orr’s residency at Southeastern runs April 16 to 20.
     Two master classes will be offered during the week, Brewer-Plazinic said. “Making Autobiographical Dances,” is scheduled April 18 from 12:15 to 2 p.m. in the Kinesiology Building, room 153 and is a mixed-ability class that is open to beginners. The second class, “So I Think You Can Dance,” is a lecture/demonstration and will take place April 19 from 12:30 to 1:45 p.m. in Southeastern’s Contemporary Art Gallery in Clark Hall. All are welcome to attend Brewer-Plazinic said.
     “We are trying to bring the art of dance to the community in a non-traditional way with this event,” Brewer-Plazinic said. “We are blending with the Art in April event, Hammond’s annual showcase of art in the downtown businesses that helps promote art in the community.”
     The Moxie Performance Art Festival will consist of several dance/performance art pieces performed in different venues in downtown Hammond from 6 to 9 p.m. The schedule includes: Columbia Theatre Lobby, 6:15 p.m.; Hammond Regional Arts Center, 7 p.m.; Red, White and Brew, 7:30 p.m.; Brady’s/Mariner’s block, 8 p.m.; Post Office steps, 8:15 p.m.; and La Carreta’s Restaurant, 8:30 p.m.
     “Our goal is to enlighten the public’s perception of art and showcase the artistic potential of the space and places around us,” Brewer-Plazinic said. “The dancers will be engaging in and reacting to their environment.”
     Southeastern dancers performing in the concert include Brandt and Averi Harris of Slidell, Kaitlyn Blanchard of Kentwood, Hannah Graves of Bogalusa, Destiny Levert of Denham Springs, Holly Lenzen of Lacombe, Shania-Lin Lewis of Mt. Hermon, Giara Major of Baton Rouge, Ashanti McLaurin of Chicago, Leah Reeb of Chalmette, Crystal Schayot of New Orleans, Danielle Smiley of Prairieville, Jaquan Warren of Franklinton, and Britley Wells of Ponchatoula.
     For more information on the concert, call Brewer-Plazinic at 985-549-5254 or email

Above: Southeastern dance instructor Dana Brewer-Plazinic will direct the Moxie Performance Arts Festival April 20 in various locations throughout downtown Hammond. Stephanie Hughes, a Southeastern student from New Orleans, looks in the window of the Columbia Theatre for the Performing Arts during a performance last year.

Register for the Tangi Heart Walk
AHA logoIt's time to register for the upcoming Tangipahoa Heart Walk on Friday, May 4 at 12:30 p.m.  The course will wrap around the campus with start and finish at the Pennington Center. All funds raised will benefit the American Heart Association, one of Southeastern's annual philanthropic partners. 

     Free screenings  for blood pressure and body fat composition will be available following the event, and a Zumba class will be held at 1 p.m.

     To register, go to and sign up under team AHA-Tangi Walk hosted by Southeastern. This registers you to participate in the Tangipahoa Heart Walk on Friday, May 4.  

Follow these seven simple steps to register:
1. Go to
2. Click on Register
3. Click "I Agree"
4. Click "Start a Team" (team captains) or "Join a Team" (walkers)
5. Locate your company in the drop down box AHA-Tangi Walk hosted by Southeastern. Click select next to the company name
6. Find the team you will be joining and click on Join Team (Independent Walkers register on Tangi's Independent Walkers team)
7. You will then be prompted to fill in your contact information. Complete the required fields and click Continue.

     You are now registered as a walker for the AHA-Tangi Walk hosted by Southeastern. As a registered walker, you have your own Heart Walk Head Quarters that you can log into each time you visit Heart Walk HQ lets you customize your personal Heart Walk fundraising webpage, send emails, and track donations.

Southeastern students to serve organizations in 'Big Event'

More than 800 Southeastern students will assemble Saturday (April 21) and hit the streets of the area to participate in the Big Event, a massive community service initiative sponsored by the Student Government Association.
     The students, who represent more than 25 different organizations and university teams, will be working at over 50 area job sites that include local non-profits and charitable organizations, said Big Event Executive Director William Takewell.
     "The purpose of the Big Event is to demonstrate to our community that Southeastern students care and want to give back and establish good relations with the people here who support our university," Takewell said. "We believe it will also be a unifying experience for all the students involved."
     This is the second year that Southeastern students are participating in the Big Event, a project initiated by Texas A&M University that has spread to more than 80 universities nationwide. It is considered the largest single day of service where college students give back to their communities.
     Last year, approximately 325 Southeastern students participated in the service day, volunteering to work at 26 job sites.
     Among the agencies being assisted this year are Headstart, Child Advocacy Services, the Council on Aging and various food pantries.

Southeastern to hold dance auditions for November concert

Southeastern’s dance program is holding auditions Tuesday, April 24, and Wednesday, April 25, for a dance concert scheduled next November.  
     Sponsored by the Department of Fine and Performing Arts, the concert will be held on Nov. 8.
     Auditions are scheduled from 6 to 8 p.m. in the Kinesiology and Health Studies Building, and Dance Professor Martie Fellom said the auditions are open to Southeastern students.
     “Students should arrive at 5:45 p.m. to fill out an audition form prior to the audition,” Fellom said. “They should wear comfortable clothing and, of course, wear tap shoes. The audition will conclude by 8 p.m.”
     Student choreographers selected for the concert include Arianna Hodge, Leah Reeb and Crystal Schayot of Slidell, Destiny Levert of Denham Springs, and Shaina-Lin Lewis of Mount Hermon.
     For more information contact Fellom at mfellom@southeastern.eduor 549-2133.

Sociology class takes educational tour

Sociology tourLast week, students from David Burley’s Environmental Sociology and Food, Sustainability and Society classes took a tour of the sustainability initiatives in the Lower 9th Ward and Holy Cross neighborhoods of New Orleans.
     Darryl Malek-Wiley of the Sierra Club and Holy Cross Neighborhood Association led the tour and educated students about the long and difficult but increasingly rewarding road back these neighborhoods have taken since Hurricane Katrina. Students toured the urban farm and school, Our School at Blair Grocery, the ongoing efforts to restore Bayou Bienvenue (of which Southeastern’s Gary Schaffer is a part), and the Global Green and Make it Right homes.  
     Because of the recent successes, the neighborhoods have been called the “greenest community in the country.” Students were inspired to see how what they were learning in their sociology classes, like urban planning, community development and grassroots entrepreneurship, can have such positive impacts. 


Alumni Senior Award

The Alumni Association is seeking nominees for their Alumnus Senior Award. Eligible students are those who will graduate this May, have a 3.0 gpa or higher, and have been active in at least two university-recognized organizations.

     Nominations should be submitted to Jackie Dale Thomas, chairman of the search committee at For more information, contact Thomas at extension 2233.

‘Bunko for Basketball’ scheduled May 5
Bundo scooterTickets are now on sale for the fifth annual “Bunko for Basketball,” a scholarship fundraiser for the Southeastern women’s basketball program.
     Sponsored by the Lady Lions’ mentoring and support group PRIDE (Positive Role Models Involved in the Development of Excellence), Bunko for Basketball will take place Saturday, May 5 at Southeastern’s Twelve Oaks.  This year’s event will have a Kentucky Derby theme since it shares the date with the famous horse race.
     Tickets for the evening of fun and fundraising are $35 per person in advance and $40 at the door for the adults-only event, which will feature hor d’oeuvres, drinks – including complimentary mint juleps -- and silent and live auctions.
     Doors will open at 6 p.m., with the popular Bunko games beginning at 7 p.m. Because the event attracted a capacity crowd last year, the option of reserving a table of four for $200 has also been added to allow friends to secure seats together, said Southeastern head coach Lori Davis Jones.
     During Bunko for Basketball, PRIDE will also draw the winning ticket for a Cali Classic 50 scooter, provided by Big Easy Scooters and Cycles of New Orleans. The scooter is donated by Michael and Denise Holly of Hammond, and raffle tickets are $5.
     Bunko for Basketball and scooter raffle tickets can be obtained from PRIDE members and on campus at the Athletics ticket office, room 107 in the Dugas Center for Southeastern Athletics, 800 Galloway Drive, and the Lady Lion Basketball office, room 106 in the University Center, 800 W. University Ave.
     Tickets will also be available at PJs Coffee and Tea in downtown Hammond, Southeastern home baseball games and the April 18 Business and Community Expo at the University Center.
     “Bunko for Basketball has become one of the most popular events in our community,” said Jones. “The game is fun and simple, and you’ll have the opportunity to meet our terrific players, bid on some really special auction items and have a wonderful time with your friends – all for a good cause, the PRIDE Scholarship fund.”
     Jones said since 2007, Bunko has raised more than $72,000 for the scholarship, which provides Lady Lions with financial support for post sports eligibility coursework. To date, the scholarship has been awarded to six student-athletes.
     For information on the event and tickets, contact PRIDE Chair Patsy Causey, 345-8133, or the Lady Lion basketball office, 985-549-3744.

Above: Surrounded by Lady Lion basketball players, Southeastern head women’s basketball coach Lori Davis Jones displays the Cali Classic 50 scooter that will be raffled at Bunko for Basketball May 5 at Twelve Oaks. The scooter was provided by Big Easy Scooters and Cycles of New Orleans and donated by Michael and Denise Holly of Hammond. From left, front, are Kelli Jenkins, Elizabeth Styles, Taylor Mims, Hillary Shaffer, Symone Miller, Jones, Aja Gibson, Michael Holly; back, Summer Postell, Amber Crenshaw, Cierra Morris, Jessica Sommers, Brandi Simmons, and Latoria Holder.

Southeastern Channel to Air 'Deviant Behavior in the Florida Parishes'
It was almost 50 years ago that the last trace of moonshining was driven from the Florida Parishes. The decisive incident, an extensive moonshine raid in Arcola conducted by then Tangipahoa Parish sheriff Frank Edwards, is relived in the latest episode of the Emmy-nominated history series, "The Florida Parish Chronicles," on the Southeastern Channel.
     The episode, entitled "Deviant Behavior in the Florida Parishes," debuted Wednesday (April 11) at 7:30 p.m. on the Southeastern Channel. The program, sponsored by First Guaranty Bank of Hammond, will re-air at 8 p.m. Saturdays and at 7:30 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays.
     The new "Chronicles" looks not only at moonshining in the region, but also at the rarely discussed practice of dirt eating, a curious habit common among women in rural areas.
     "Viewers will learn something new from this episode, as it reveals subjects that are less talked about, yet help define the culture of the region," said Rick Settoon, Southeastern Channel general manager.
     The host and writer of the program is Samuel C. Hyde, the Ford Chair for Regional Studies at Southeastern and director of the Center for Southeast Louisiana Studies.
     "Deviant behavior is always an intriguing subject, and when it comes to moonshining and bootlegging, people are simply fascinated," Hyde said. "This episode brings a highly popular subject into the backyard of our viewers."
     The narrative traces the history of moonshining, detailing the production and suppression of alcohol manufacture in the southern United States. The installment includes the dramatic moonshine raid at Arcola spearheaded by Edwards in the late 1960s. Edwards was Tangipahoa Parish sheriff for three terms but barely in office for a year when the raid took place. Highlighting the segment is an interview with Edwards, who recounts the event.
     An interview with Southeastern Associate Professor of Sociology and Criminal Justice Kellen Gilbert sheds light on the unusual cultural phenomena of dirt eating.
     "Dirt eating is also a subject many viewers will have heard of, but know very little about," Hyde said.
Dirt eating, or geophagy, is a rarely-discussed practice which is quite prevalent throughout the world, including the Florida Parishes, and is common in the field of alternative medicine.
     The program was produced by Southeastern Channel operations manager Steve Zaffuto, who used archival photographs, newsreels and silent films from the prohibition era.
     The award-winning Southeastern 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 at is viewed in 46 states and 47 countries monthly.
Fine and Performing Arts events
Monday, April 16 
David Bryan, Faculty Guitar Recital (with guests Jessica Davis Bryan, soprano; Zackary Garner, saxophone; and Pat Kerber, guitar), 7:30 p.m., Pottle Auditorium
Tuesday, April 17 
Kristen Leblanc, Junior Clarinet Recital, 4:30 p.m., Pottle Auditorium
Southeastern Choral Concert, 7:30 p.m., Columbia Theatre
Wednesday, April 18
Ben Diller, Lecture, “Houston: The Creative City” (part of 2012 Let’s Talk Art Lecture Series), 12 p.m., Contemporary Art  Gallery
Brandi Marino and Sharie Mahler, Joint Flute Recital, 5 p.m., Pottle Annex Recital Hall
Thursday, April 19
Southeastern Symphonic Band Concert, Paul Frechou, director, 7:30 p.m., Pottle Auditorium
Friday-Sunday, April 20-22
Moxie Performance Art Festival, Southeastern Dance Program, Downtown Hammond
For more information on upcoming events in the Department of Fine and Performing Arts, call 549-2184 or 549-2193, or visit
RaceTrac contest updateRaceTrac logo
The RaceTrac contest continues through April 30. Below are the current contest standings. 


Female - $3,253.65

Male -     $1,430.04

Southeastern in the news

Hammond Daily Star
Teacher candidates work with junior high students

Southeastern’s Stephen Smith retiring

Entergy helps with environmental education

Professors consider creating faculty lounge

Faculty Senate unanimously opposes retirement changes
Project collects over 300 dresses

Downtown businesses plan night to promote art


New Orleans City Business
St. Tammany struggles to support state-mandated preschool programs
Southeastern to hold dance auditions for November concert

U.S. Army War College Eisenhower Program returns to Southeastern

Southeastern’s Columbia Theatre presents Pajamas and Play final installment April 19
Southeastern Channel to air ‘Deviant Behavior in the Florida Parishes’


Action 17 News (video)
Crain expects more cuts at Southeastern


Baton Rouge Advocate
Choirs to combine for performance

Break goes out with a bang

Therapy dog helps treatment

National group rips SLU, Northwestern

‘Bunko for Basketball’ scheduled at SLU
Earth Day 2012 slated at Southeastern
SLU dancers to put on festival April 20


New Orleans Times Picayune
Slidell sculpture artist’s creations a melding of objects, ideas

Academic freedom “insecure” at 2 state universities, education group finds


Associated Press

UL System, professors in war of words

Extended Studies news


Microsoft Project 2010 (Tuesday, April 24, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.)
The course prepares students to build and modify a project schedule, which will assist them in managing their projects. In this instructor-led workshop, students will be led through the process of building and modifying a schedule using hands-on exercises. The cost is $299.

How Money Works Part III: Saving and Investing on a Teacher’s Salary (Wednesday, April 25, 4 to 5 p.m.)
Participants will learn basic investing concepts including the Rule of 72, the three Ds of investing, the benefits of an IRA, and advantages of a mutual fund. The workshop is free.



Microsoft Project 2010 (Monday, April 23, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.)
The course prepares students to build and modify a project schedule, which will assist them in managing their projects. In this instructor-led workshop, students will be led through the process of building and modifying a schedule using hands-on exercises. The cost is $299.



Microsoft Project 2010 (Wednesday, April 25, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.)
The course prepares students to build and modify a project schedule, which will assist them in managing their projects. In this instructor-led workshop, students will be led through the process of building and modifying a schedule using hands-on exercises. The cost is $299.


To register, or for further details on these or other courses that are available please visit:
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This Week in Athletics

The Southeastern Louisiana men’s and women’s track and field teams will host their first meet at the new Southeastern Track Complex to highlight this week in Southeastern Athletics.

     The Lions and Lady Lions will welcome seven other teams to compete in the Southeastern Invitational, which starts at 1:30 p.m. on Friday. In addition to Southeastern, student-athletes from fellow Southland Conference schools McNeese State, Northwestern State and Lamar, as well as in-state institutions Tulane, Louisiana-Lafayette, Southern and Loyola (N.O.) will compete in the event.

     Fresh off a three-game sweep of defending Southland Conference champion Texas State that saw it outscore the Bobcats, 24-3, the Lion baseball team (25-11, 11-7 Southland) has a busy week ahead. In midweek action, the Lions will head to Tulane on Tuesday at 6:30 p.m. and host Jackson State on Wednesday at 6 p.m. Southeastern will then open a season-long eight-game road trip with a three-game Southland Conference series at UTSA. The two teams will meet on Friday at 6 p.m., Saturday at 2 p.m. and Sunday at 1 p.m. All of this week’s baseball games will be broadcast live in the Hammond area on KSLU-FM (90.9) and on the Internet at

     The Lady Lion softball team (9-29, 2-10 Southland) will also be back in action this week. Southeastern opens the week’s action on Tuesday, hosting South Alabama at 6 p.m. at North Oak Park. Students will receive free Cane’s at Tuesday’s game. The Lady Lions then head to Huntsville, Texas for a league series at Sam Houston State. The series opens with a 6 p.m. contest on Friday and concludes on Saturday at 1 p.m.

     The Greek Challenge continues this week, which covers all baseball and softball home games through April 28. The Greek organization with the highest attendance for those games will earn $1,000 and use of the party patio at the Southeastern home football game of its choice. Second place will receive $500 and the aforementioned party patio use, while the third place organization earns $250.

     The Southeastern women’s tennis team (9-12) will close out its 2012 schedule this week. The Lions travel to Jackson State for a 6 p.m. match on Monday.


Monday, April 16

Women’s Tennis, at Jackson State, Jackson, Miss., 6 p.m.


Tuesday, April 17

Baseball, at Tulane, New Orleans, 6:30 p.m. (KSLU)

Softball, vs. South Alabama, North Oak Park, 6 p.m.


Wednesday, April 18

Baseball, vs. Jackson State, Alumni Field, 6 p.m. (KSLU)


Friday, April 20

Men’s and Women’s Track and Field, Southeastern Invitational, Southeastern Track Complex, 1:30 p.m.

Baseball, at UTSA, San Antonio, Texas, 6 p.m. (KSLU)*

Softball, at Sam Houston State, Huntsville, Texas, 6 p.m.*


Saturday, April 21

Baseball, at UTSA, San Antonio, Texas, 2 p.m. (KSLU)*

Softball, at Sam Houston State, Huntsville, Texas, 1 p.m.*


Sunday, April 22

Baseball, at UTSA, San Antonio, Texas, 1 p.m. (KSLU)*

Southeastern home events in bold

* - Southland Conference contest

Professional activities
David Gurney (Mathematics) gave a presentation, “Creating Statistics Applets with GeoGebra,” at the 2012 International Congress of Teachers of College Mathematics in Orlando on March 24.
     The Purcell Professorship in English has been awarded to Dr. Martin Kearney (English) for the 2011-14 term. This will enable Kearney to research Irish mythology and its reinvention in modern Irish literature, which will lend itself to form the bases for three different classes to be presented during his tenure under the professorship. Additionally, his essay “City of Blight/City of Light: Edouard Dujardin’s Parisian Novel's Influence upon James Joyce’s Dubliners” was presented at the American Conference of Irish Studies, an international literary symposium, in New Orleans on March 15. 
     Dr. Chance Harvey (English) gave a presentation entitled “Lyle Saxon’s Children of Strangers:  A Seventy-fifth-Anniversary Celebration” at The Society for the Study of Southern Literature Biannual Conference at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tenn., March 29-31. 
     Dr. Rhett Allain (Chemistry and Physics) gave an invited seminar at Cornell University titled “The Physics of Flying R2-D2 and Other Interesting Ideas” on April 5.

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