ByLion--April 23


McGehee Drive dedicated

Track complex dedicated

Golden Silence honors deceased

Farmers market set April 25

Dance lecture April 25

Social set for Roberts Thursday

Wind Symphony concert Thursday

Prepping for Washington Expo

Nursing students help Red Cross

O'Callaghan gives back

Phi Beta Lambda wins awards

TV, print students win awards

Pottery Sale April 30 & May 1

Delta Tau Delta honored

University Bookstore news 

Managing Across Generations

Zoom into Careers adds course

RaceTrac contest update

Fine and Performing Arts news

Southeastern in the news

This Week in Athletics

Professional activities

McGehee Drive dedicated
      One of the legends of Southeastern athletics – the late Edward L. "Ned" McGehee --  was recognized for his contributions to the university and the community when Western Avenue that runs through the university's Friendship Circle was dedicated as "Ned McGehee Drive" last week.
     As members of the extended family surrounded the covered street sign, McGehee's great granddaughter Darby Maurin pulled the gold cord to unveil the sign as a crowd of friends from the community and the university watched.
     "Ned McGehee has to be considered one of the true legends of the Southeastern athletics program," said Professor Emeritus of History C. Howard Nichols, who told stories about the honoree's life. "He held so many positions at Southeastern and had such a strong, positive influence on so many young people over the years. It's appropriate that he be recognized in this way.
     "What an iconic figure in Southeastern's history that we honor here today," said President John L. Crain. "He was indeed a great man and we are honored to recognize him this way."
     The nephew of one of Southeastern's founding fathers, Dr. Lucius McGehee, he was a graduate of Hammond High and Tulane University, where he played quarterback on the Green Wave team. McGehee would later earn a master's degree in physical education at LSU.  After a stint coaching high school football, he joined the Southeastern staff in 1934 as a trainer and as assistant football coach. He was named head football coach in 1946, leading one of Southeastern's strongest teams to an undefeated 9-0 season and a win in the Burley Bowl.
     "This was a time when veterans flocked to the campus on the G.I. Bill," Nichols said.  He recalled McGehee's comments about that first team: "They were a mature ball club. We had some 26 year olds and most of them veterans of the war. We didn't have any trouble getting them ready for the season. The came back ready to play."
     McGehee served as Athletics Director from 1951 to 1971, while continuing to coach teams in tennis and golf. During his tenure at Southeastern, he also coached basketball, baseball, track, tennis and golf."
     "Southeastern had a very small faculty then, so my father also would teach other subjects when he was needed," recalled one of McGehee's daughters, Gurley McGehee Maurin of Hammond.  "As head football coach, he took responsibility for nearly everything: mowing the grass on the field, mending and washing uniforms, and preparing the field for games.
     Maurin said her grandfather, Dr. Ed McGehee, discouraged his son from following in his footsteps as a physician.
     "My grandfather convinced my dad that the life of a country doctor was not easy, and you often had to accept payment in the form of sweet potatoes or venison," Maurin said. "And he saw this first hand; he often rode 'shotgun' on his dad's buggy as house calls were being made to protect against thieves looking for the doctor's drugs."
     In addition to his work at Southeastern, McGehee was active in the community, forming Hammond's first Little League, Pony League, Babe Ruth and American Legion baseball teams. He organized 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, flying rescue and surveillance missions until a storm put a piling in the fuselage and destroyed the craft. Before veterinarians became established in Hammond, he would vaccinate animals for free at the corner of Railroad Avenue and Thomas Street.
     He was a self-taught taxidermist, turning his skills into a successful business; raised Tennessee Walking horses that his son Edward IV would ride in shows; bred all kinds of birds, including quail, pheasant and parakeets; and cultivated an interest in grafting various species of camellias at the LSU Research Station in Hammond  in the yard of his home, now the Micabelle Inn and Restaurant.
     At the ceremony, Vice President for Advancement Wendy Lauderdale praised Gurley Maurin, also a graduate of Southeastern, for her years of service as an educator, a real estate developer and entrepreneur and for her philanthropy to Southeastern.
     "Ms. Gurley is a true philanthropist; she has chosen to establish a legacy in honor of her father," she said. "In doing so, she is shaping the future for Southeastern students for generations to come." 



1)Street dedication 2)Photo in Victory Club


1) Unveiling the sign – Members of the Ned McGehee family, along with President John L. Crain and Vice President for University Advancement Wendy Lauderdale, center, unveil the new street sign, "Ned McGehee Drive," at the dedication last week in Friendship Circle.


2) Remembering Ned McGehee – A life-sized photo of the late Edward L. "Ned" McGehee was on display in the Strawberry Stadium Victory Club, where a reception was held in honor of the McGehee family. Pictured from left are President John L. Crain, Ned McGehee's daughters Rosamond McGehee Posey and Gurley McGehee Maurin, and Professor Emeritus of History C. Howard Nichols, who profiled the Southeastern Athletics Director in the ceremony.

Track complex dedicated at Southeastern meet
It was a long time coming for the Southeastern  track and field program as the Lions officially dedicated its new complex and held its first-ever Southeastern Lion Invitational on Friday.
     With over 100 track and field alumni members returning to campus, including some from as far away as Colorado and many from the Lions’ 1975 National Championship team, Southeastern held its first official track meet since the early 1990’s.
     Competing on its own track for the first time, Southeastern claimed seven individual titles in a meet that featured 11 teams, including Southland Conference rivals Lamar, McNeese State, Nicholls State and Northwestern State.

    The day began with the dedication of the Lions’ new track complex, located on North Oak Street adjacent to the Kinesiology and Health Studies Building. Track alums from as far back as the 1940s were in attendance, including past coaches and Southeastern Hall of Fame members.
    “That’s our history, that’s our lineage, they are the people that made this possible,” said Head Track Coach Sean Brady.  “I was really happy to see this. It was not just a track meet for me … it was a lot more sentimental. My former (collegiate) coach (Andy Thiel) was here. I saw scores of (former) athletes that I have coached over the years that came back and supported our group, worked the meet and have supported us over the years. It was an opportunity for us to get back to our alumni, to let them know that they have a home and they have a stake in this.”

1)Track overview2)Track dedication

1) The new track complex officially opened Friday with the Southeastern Lion Invitational meet that featured 11 teams. More than 100 track and field alumni members returned for the the first official track meet on campus since the early 1990s.

2) President John L. Crain officially dedicates the Lions new track complex by handing off the baton to alumni  participating in the celebration. Shown are, from left, Crain, Leo Jones, Jerry Zimmerman, Elmo Rudolph and Ted Cason.

Golden Silence Ceremony held at SoutheasternGolden Silence 2012
Southeastern's Alumni Association sponsored its annual Golden Silence ceremony Wednesday (April 18) at the Student Union Park to honor deceased members of the Southeastern "family" – faculty, staff, students and alumni who died during the past year.


Right: Southeastern freshman Tayler Bastian of Slidell, left, lights the candle of Cynthia Barksdale of Livingston, who attended the ceremony in remembrance of her deceased husband Kenneth Barksdale, a graduate of Southeastern who died in January. 

Southeastern's Reconnect to sponsor farmers market

The Southeastern student environmental club Reconnect will sponsor a farmers market Wednesday (April 25) from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Student Union.

     Intended to promote healthy eating choices among students, the market will feature farmers from the Indian Springs Co-op, the Pointe Coupee Co-op, area strawberry farmer Heather Robertson and chef Phil O'Donnell of O'Donnell's Market in Hammond. The vendors will be providing samples and selling their locally grown food.

     Reconnect is participating in the Real Food Challenge, a national effort among college students to promote the use of locally grown, healthy and sustainable food products.

Southeastern dance professor to present “See My Voice”Martie Fellom

Martie Fellom, Southeastern Woman’s Hospital Endowed Professor in Humanities, will present the Distinguished Professor lecture entitled “See My Voice” on April 25 in the Student Union Theatre.

     Scheduled for 11 a.m., the lecture is free and open to the public.

   “Very often dance is viewed as a form of entertainment, and yes, dance can be entertaining; but dance can also be a vehicle for expression during historic social and political upheavals,” said Fellom. “The lecture examines dances of protest.”

     Sponsored by the Southeastern Sociological Association and the College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences, the lecture is one hour, followed by a 15-minute question and answer session.

     For more information, contact Fellom at or 549-2133.

St. Tammany Alumni Chapter to host social for new football coach

St. Tammany Parish alumni are invited to meet new Southeastern Football Coach Ron Roberts at an informal social on April 26.

     Scheduled from 6-8 p.m., the gathering will be held at N’Tini’s, located at 2891 Hwy. 190 in Mandeville. Complimentary food and a cash bar will be available.

     For more information call 1-800-SLU-ALUM or 985-549-2150.

Wind Symphony in concert Thursday

The Southeastern Wind Symphony will return in concert to the Columbia Theatre for the Performing Arts on Thursday, April 26, at 7:30 p.m. with “Galactic Empires.”

     Led by Southeastern Director of Bands Glen Hemberger, the Wind Symphony is one of the most popular and critically acclaimed wind bands in the southern United States.

     “Galactic Empires is a spectacular and dazzling work depicting a ‘musical journey through three of an infinite number of galaxies’ in three movements titled ‘Battlestar of the Andromeda Nebula,’ ‘Eveningstar of the Magelanic Cloud,’ and ‘Earthstar of the Milky Way,’” said Hemberger. “Written by award-winning composer David Gillingham, the work is a powerful and astonishingly beautiful composition which has been performed by wind bands the world over.”

     Hemberger said the concert will include a variety of extraordinary works for wind band, including Spring Overture for Wind Orchestra, an enchanting overture recounting the magical re-awakening of spring’s arrival in Sweden, by Johan de Meij, who is slated to be the composer in residence with the Wind Symphony in October; Suite Francaise by Darius Milhaud, a standard of the wind band repertoire composed in 1944 and based on the music of five provinces in France liberated by the American and Allied armies during World War II; and Lone Star Twister by Donald Grantham, a lively new work for wind band depicting a tornado’s characteristics as viewed from a distance in Texas.

     Three Southeastern students will also be featured in the concert, one for musical composition and two as winners of the annual Wind Symphony/Kappa Kappa Psi National Honorary Band Fraternity Concerto Competition.

     Senior music education major and tuba player Desmin Vinnet of Lafayette has composed “Imperial Court,” a short, bright fanfare for the concert. Zakkary Garner of Tickfaw, a junior music education major will be featured in “Fantasia for Alto Saxophone and Wind Symphony” by Claude T. Smith, and graduate music performance major William Pratt of Midland, Ga., will be featured in “Concerto for Trumpet” by Franz Joseph Haydn.

     Hemberger said the Wind Symphony is also preparing for a spring 2013 performance tour to Chicago, where it will participate in the Percy Grainger Wind Band Festival, including a concert appearance in Chicago’s Orchestra Hall.

     Admission for the Wind Symphony Concert is $10 general seating, $5 for faculty, staff and seniors, and free for all students with ID. Doors to the Columbia Theatre will open at 6:30 p.m., and tickets are available in advance at the Columbia box office or at the door. For more information about tickets, contact the Columbia Theatre box office at 543-4371.

Prepping for Washington ExpoPreparing for Washington Expo

Assistant Professor of Biological Sciences Erin Horzelski, center, works with senior biology major Noel Milton of Albany, left, and biology graduate student Danielle Levron of Cutoff in preparing and packaging materials they will take with them to the USA Science and Engineering Festival Expo in Washington, DC, this coming weekend. This is the second trip to the Expo for Horzelski, who uses blow fly larvae -- maggots -- in a hands-on exhibit designed to give children and adults a basic introduction into the life cycle of insects and the important role they play in nature. The kids place a maggot in a drop of water-based poster paint, and soon it’s wiggling across the paper making abstract designs. Her exhibit last year was a top attraction at the Expo, now in its second year. Southeastern is the only Louisiana participant in the Expo, which features more than 2,000 exhibits and demonstrations.

Nursing students partner with Red Cross to recruit volunteers

Eight senior nursing students at Southeastern are partnering with the American Red Cross Club on campus to recruit and train volunteers to aid in future disaster relief efforts in the area.

     The project is intended to create greater awareness of the shortage of nursing volunteers who are disaster-prepared and to recruit both faculty and students who will be ready to go into a community and provide care for others in times of a disaster, said team spokesman John Decaro Jr. of Slidell.

     He said other, non-healthcare individuals are also being recruited and trained to assist the organization in disaster relief efforts.

     Decaro and his fellow students selected the effort for their Capstone project, a community outreach research course required of all senior nursing students at Southeastern. Nursing Instructor Terry Compton is serving as their faculty mentor on the project.

     “The students are well aware of what happens during and after disasters, such as some of the tropical storms and hurricanes we’ve experienced,” Compton said. “Since the American Red Cross is so dependent upon volunteer assistance, the students wanted to make an impact by helping to increase the number of disaster-prepared volunteers who live and work in our region.”

     Decaro said the students elected to work with the American Red Cross in recognition of the lack of professional healthcare employees who volunteer in Louisiana, a disaster-prone area. Red Cross of Louisiana has only about 95 nursing volunteers on its rosters, making it difficult to operate many shelters in the region.

     The students are recruiting fellow nursing students and members of the faculty to undergo the specialized training required of the American Red Cross.

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The Transformational Power of CaringBrian O'Callaghan

Southeastern has long had a reputation of being a friendly, caring university community that is often referred to as the Southeastern Family. Caring, a Southeastern core value, nurtures self-worth, dignity, hope and resilience. Associate Professor of Mathematics Dr. Brian O’Callaghan exemplifies caring in the classroom and through his charitable giving to the Southeastern Foundation.

     Since joining Southeastern’s faculty in fall of 1988, he has cared for his students, supporting their success in the classroom and in life. Before arriving at Southeastern, he taught at several universities.  

     “The culture at those universities was different,” he said. “Here, we partner with our fellow faculty and students to give our very best – to make sure they succeed in their academic endeavors. Southeastern Faculty truly cares about their students. There is a respect – an honest concern for their wellbeing. There is a unique atmosphere of friendliness and collaboration between faculty and students here – this is simply not true at all universities. Southeastern is special.”


Phi Beta Lambda attends conference, wins awardsPhi Beta Lambda officers

The Southeastern Chapter of Phi Beta Lambda attended the 2012 Phi Beta Lambda State Leadership Conference held March 30-31 in Alexandria. Bobbie Gill Schnepf attended the conference with four students. Students in the Southeastern chapter who received awards included:


Renuka Gaire:             3rd Place: International Business

                                    3rd Place: Information Management


Sara Newman:             1st Place: Management Concepts


Sapana Pandey:          2nd Place: Accounting Principles

                                    2nd Place: Information Management

                                    3rd Place: Financial Concepts


Lindsay Rushing:         1st Place: Accounting Principles


Dipika Timilsina:           2nd Place: Business Law

                                    3rd Place: Accounting Principles


The Southeastern chapter also won two state offices and two positions on the PBL State Board of Directors. Students elected were Jamila Sherman, State Vice President; Fallon Brooks, State Reporter; Lindsay Rushing, Student Representative and State Board of Directors; and Bobbie Schnepf, four-year College Representative and State Board of Directors (2-year term).


Above: Pictured front row, from left, are Jamila Sherman, Bobbie Gill Schnepf, and Sara Newman. Back row, from left, are Fallon Brooks and Dipika Timilsina.

Southeastern television, print students win Mark of Excellence Awards

Students at Southeastern’s television station and student newspaper won seven 2011 Mark of Excellence awards at the annual Society of Professional Journalists Region 12 spring conference held recently in Lafayette.

     Founded in 1909 as Sigma Delta Chi, the Society of Professional Journalists (SPJ) promotes the free flow of information and works to inspire and educate the next generation of journalists. This year’s event received almost 4,000 entries from all universities in Region 12, comprised of Louisiana, Mississippi, Arkansas and Tennessee.

     Students at the Southeastern Channel, the university’s educational cable station, won five television awards. The awards included first place for Television Feature Reporting for “Twitter’s Birthday,” a segment produced by reporter Scott Cardinale of Springfield for the student newscast “Northshore News.” The Channel also won first place for Television News Photography for videography of the story “Church Expansion Troubles” shot by Nick Elliott of Mandeville and Rachel Eastridge of Baton Rouge for “Northshore News.”

     By virtue of winning first place regional awards, Cardinale, Elliott and Eastridge qualified for the national SPJ Mark of Excellence competition. National winners will be announced Sept. 20 at the “Excellence in Journalism 2012 National Convention” in Ft. Lauderdale, Fla., a joint endeavor of the SPJ and the Radio Television Digital News Association.

     Also receiving awards at the conference:

--“Northshore News,” second place in the Best All-Around Television Newscast category;

--Trey Mongrue of Baton Rouge, second place for Television Sports Reporting for a story on baseball player Jonathan Pace for the sports show “The Big Game;”

-- Hunter Robinson of Luling, second place for Television Sports Photography for videography for his feature story about track star Adonson Shallow for “The Big Game;”

--Rande Robinson of Hammond, second place for Sports Photography for the story “Swamp Bowl IV Gets Down and Dirty” for “The Lion’s Roar” student newspaper; and

--Tony Romain of Slidell, third place for Sports Photography for the story “Lions Soundly Defeat Savannah State, 63-6” for “The Lion’s Roar.”

     “We’re extremely happy for our students and pleased that they continue to win awards,” said Southeastern Channel general manager Rick Settoon. “This is well-deserved recognition for their talent and excellent work ethic and reflects the outstanding training they receive from channel staff members and instructors in the Department of Languages and Communication.”

Pottery Sale to be held April 30 and May 1

The Southeastern Ceramic Club will hold its spring pottery sale at the Student Union on Monday, April 30, and Tuesday, May 1, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. The club will be selling work created by students and faculty.

Southeastern Fraternity named a top ten chapter

For the fourth year in a row, Southeastern’s Epsilon Phi Chapter of Delta Tau Delta has been awarded the Hugh Shields Flag, a designation given to the top 10 chapters in the national fraternity.

     The award is based on overall performance and programming in the areas of academics, finances, recruitment, membership education, operations, campus leadership, service and alumni relations.

     Tyler Rogers, chapter president, said Epsilon Phi was also recognized for its participation in Adopt-a-School, the national philanthropy of the fraternity.

     “The 2011 year was a great one for Epsilon Phi Chapter,” said Rogers. “Among our accomplishments, the biggest was winning our fourth straight Hugh Shields Flag for chapter excellence and our 14th overall. We are very proud of all that we accomplished last year, and we have set new goals for the coming year to achieve even greater success in 2012.”

     In addition to its Adopt-A-School project work with Natalbany Elementary, the chapter participated in a number of other community service activities, including the American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life, Adopt-a-Street, and Habitat for Humanity. The chapter also performed campus service work at the Southeastern Laboratory School and at Chefs Evening, the university’s annual fund raising event.

     In the area of academics, the chapter’s cumulative 2.837 GPA placed the members first among Southeastern fraternities.

     Members of Epsilon Phi Chapter of Delta Tau Delta include Landon Andries and Danny Tanner, Addis; David Foster, Jayse Morgan and Logan Torrance, Albany; John Dolese, Ama; Lance Hardman, Alexandria; Ian Doran, John Roberts, Jr, Tyler Rogers, and Christopher Simoneaux, Baton Rouge; Ben Black and Kegan Hayes, Central; Patrick Amie and Johnny Braud, Covington; Austin Copeland and Brandon Griffin, Folsom; Hunter Carter, Greensburg; Jeremy Stoufflet, Harvey; Jorge Franco, Kenner; Kevin LeJeune, Lakeland; Ivy Gonzales, Larose; Forrest Duplantier, Madisonville; Grant Schoultz, Mandeville; Elliot Barcelona, Bryce Barras and Blake Thomas, Marrero; Blake Borgstede and Ryan Pattison, Metairie; Hunter Robinson, Luling; Sean Payton, New Orleans; Luke Marino, Pineville; Jeremy Troulliet and Jacob Williams, Ponchatoula; Michael Scallan and Trevor Vampran, Prairieville; Tim Causey, Evan Fiore, Donovan Fredericks, Scott Harpster, Logan Kadinger, Jordan Leggett, Carson Songy, Branden Summers and Malcolm Young Hernandez, Slidell; Josh Price, Watson; Matthew Hein, Garden Grove, Calif.; Mujahed Ahmad, Ann Arbor, Mi. ; Rob Jackson, Glouster, Miss.; David Gutekunst, Houston, Tex.; Jacob Bellairs, Lexington, Va.; and Andy Zidaru, Bucharest, Romania.

     New members include Blaine McGowan, Baton Rouge; Blake Matherne, Hammond; Marshall Paris, Lake Charles; Cory Prevost, Loranger; Brandon McGhee and Brandon Sundquist, Metairie; Dante Bidwell, New Orleans; Kaleb Muse, Ponchatoula; and Ross Tomko, Walker.            

     Gene Pregeant is the chapter advisor. Brad Bergeron, Hans Oberschmidt, Gary Prescott, and Anthony Ranatza are assistant advisors.  

University Bookstore announcement

Southeastern is pleased to announce that Follett Higher Education Group has been selected as the University's business partner to operate the University Bookstore effective Tuesday, May 1, pending final ULS Board approval. The university is greatly appreciative for the service it has received during its partnership with the Texas Book Company (TBC) and values the service TBC has provided to the university and to the community.

     While there will be a transition period, we are working closely with both Follett and TBC to ensure that any inconvenience to our students and campus community is minimal. You should also know that we are working with two companies that are very experienced in bookstore operations and transitions. There will be teams of individuals from both our new and incumbent vendors on our campus during this time to ensure that our needs are met. We feel confident that we will have a smooth and successful transition.

Managing Across Generations Workshop

The Human Resources Office and the Louisiana Comprehensive Public Training Program

(CPTP) are sponsoring a workshop on campus on Tuesday, May 15, entitled “Managing across Generations.” It is scheduled from 8:15 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. in the University Center, room 139.

     This class enables participants to identify and understand the characteristics of the four generations in the workforce. It also provides information and strategies for managing across generations, communicating with each generation, identifying motivators for each generation and dealing with conflict across the generations.

     The program is open to faculty or staff in supervisory positions. Pre-registration is required. Spaces fill up quickly, so register early. Contact Jan Ortego in the Training Section of the Human Resources Office at extension 5771 or at for registration information.

Zoom into Careers adds Web Design in Walker
The Division of Extended Studies at Southeastern has added Web Design to its Zoom into Careers junior high and high school workshops this summer, announced Joan Gunter, assistant vice president for Extended Studies.
     Offered June 18-21 at the Livingston Parish Literacy and Technology Center in Walker, “Zoom into Web Design” will teach students how text, images and videos get from the World Wide Web to computer screens.
     Garrett Wheat, a career and technical instructor for Livingston Parish Public Schools, will help students design and construct a personal web site using HTML coding and the Adobe Dreamweaver software program. At the conclusion of the workshop, participants will take the Adobe Dreamweaver certification exam, Gunter added.
     “To provide a quality learning experience, registration will be limited to small groups,” said Charlotte Collins, Zoom into Careers coordinator. “Interested students need to register early.”
     The workshop is open to all rising 7-12 grade students at a cost of $295. Participants can take advantage of workshop cost discounts by registering during the early bird period, which ends April 27. Registration will continue through June 8 and is available online at
     Additional Zoom into Career workshops being held on Southeastern’s main campus in Hammond, the Livingston Parish Literacy and Technology Center in Walker, and the St. Tammany Center in Mandeville include “Criminal Justice,” “Digital Innovation,” “Nursing,” “Photography,” “Television” and “Theatre.” Housing will be available to high school students for the Hammond main campus workshops.
     On-line registration and workshop details are available at For more information, contact Extended Studies at 1-800-256-2771, 985-549-2301 or Information can also be obtained by calling the St. Tammany Center, 985-893-6251 or the Livingston Parish Literacy and Technology Center, 225-665-3303.

RaceTrac contest updateRaceTrac logo

We're in the home stretch; the RaceTrac contest continues through April 30. Below are the current contest standings. Guys, you only have eight days to catch up!


Female - $4,024

Male -     $1,878


Fine and Performing Arts news

Tuesday, April 24

Chance Regan, Junior Clarinet Recital

7:30 p.m., Pottle Auditorium,

Southeastern Compsers Concert

7:30 p.m., Pottle Recital Hall


Wednesday, April 25

Jeffrey Mickey, Lecture, “So What Does Contemporary Technology Have To Do With Making Contemporary Art?: Making Art With Innovative Techniques” (part of 2012 Let’s Talk Art Lecture Series)

5 p.m., Hammond Regional Art Center

Catlin Kallies, Junior Saxophone Recital

5 p.m., Pottle Auditorium

Zhaolei Xie, Senior Piano Recital

6 p.m., Pottle Auditorium


Wednesday through Saturday, April 25-28

“Who the F**k is Dan Smith”, Southeastern Theatre Production

7:30 p.m. nightly, Vonnie Borden Theatre

$10 general admission tickets; $5 Southeastern alumni, faculty, staff and non-Southeastern students; Southeastern students admitted free with student identification


Thursday, April 26

Opening Reception, Senior Fine Art Exhibition

5 p.m., Contemporary Art Gallery (Exhibition continues through May 15)

Southeastern Wind Symphony, Dr. Glen Hemberger, director

7:30 p.m., Columbia Theatre

$10 general admission tickets; $5 Southeastern alumni, faculty, staff and non-Southeastern students; Southeastern students admitted free with student identification


Friday, April 27

Zakkary Garner, Junior Saxophone Recital

6 p.m., Pottle Auditorium


For more information on upcoming events in Southeastern’s Department of Fine and Performing Arts, please call 549-2184 or 549-2193. Also visit our website at

Southeastern in the news

Hammond Daily Star

Legend remembered: Stretch of Western Avenue named for Ned McGehee

Southeastern dance professor to present “See My Voice”


Southeastern LSBDC to host seminar on Mobile Apps


Action 17 News

SLU to dedicate Ned McGehee Drive

Dean of Southeastern Education wants partnership with Multipractice Clinic


BR Advocate

Students to take part in Big Event


3 SBDC members receive awards


Registration begins for Zoom into Careers

This Week in Athletics

The Southeastern men’s golf team will compete in the Southland Conference Championships, the Lion baseball team will travel to face nationally-ranked LSU and the Lady Lion softball team hosts the inaugural “Shut Out Cancer” game during this week in Southeastern Athletics.

     The Lion golf team is set for the league tournament, which runs Monday through Wednesday at the Stonebridge Ranch Country Club in McKinney, Texas. The winner of the tournament will earn an automatic berth into the NCAA Regionals. Southeastern, which most recently took home the Southland Tournament title in 2010, is looking for its third straight trip to the NCAA’s. Live scoring for the tournament will be available at

     The Southeastern baseball team (28-13, 13-8 Southland) continues its season-long eight-game road trip this week. On Wednesday, the Lions head to Baton Rouge for a 6:30 p.m. contest at No. 4 LSU. Wednesday’s game will be televised live on Cox Sports Television.

     Following Wednesday’s contest, Southeastern will head to Natchitoches for a three-game Southland Conference series at Northwestern State, which opens with a 6:30 p.m. game on Friday. The series continues on Saturday at 2 p.m. and Sunday’s series finale is set for 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 Southeastern softball team (10-31, 2-12 Southland) has four Southland Conference games on this week’s slate. The Lady Lions will close out their league road schedule on Tuesday, when they face Northwestern State in a 4 p.m. doubleheader in Natchitoches. Live stats for the doubleheader will be available at and fans can follow the action via Twitter at

     Southeastern then returns home to host Southland foe Stephen F. Austin for a two-game series. The series opens with a 6 p.m. contest on Friday and concludes on Saturday with a 12 p.m. meeting.

     Friday will mark the program’s inaugural “Shut Out Cancer”, as funds will be raised to help the fight against cancer. The event begins at 5 p.m. at North Oak Park with a silent auction and free event t-shirts and jambalaya while available. The silent auction will feature autographed memorabilia from several major sports stars, including New Orleans Saints Pro Bowl quarterback Drew Brees, Major League Baseball Hall of Famer Tony Gwynn, 13-time MLB All-Star Ken Griffey, Jr., NASCAR star Dale Earnhardt, Jr., as well as United States Olympian softball pitchers Jennie Finch and Cat Osterman.

     Other items up for auction include several pieces of luxury jewelry. Gift baskets from several local businesses will also be up for bid. All proceeds from the silent auction benefit the American Cancer Society. Cancer survivors will receive free admission, free t-shirt and pregame on-field recognition.

     Saturday’s Southeastern-SFA softball game will be “Take A Kid to the Game Day” at North Oak Park. Children aged 12 and under will receive free admission. Live stats for the SFA series will be available at and fans can follow the action via Twitter at

     Fresh off a strong showing at the inaugural Southeastern Invitational at the new Southeastern Track Complex, the men’s and women’s track and field teams will continue preparation for next month’s Southland Outdoor Championships. The Lions and Lady Lions will compete in the Golden Eagle Classic on Saturday in Hattiesburg, Miss.


Monday, April 23

Men’s Golf, at Southland Conference Championships, McKinney, Texas, All Day


Tuesday, April 24

Men’s Golf, at Southland Conference Championships, McKinney, Texas, All Day

Softball, at Northwestern State (DH), Natchitoches, 4 p.m.*


Wednesday, April 25

Men’s Golf, at Southland Conference Championships, McKinney, Texas, All Day

Baseball, at LSU, Baton Rouge, 6:30 p.m. (Cox Sports TV) (KSLU)


Friday, April 27

Baseball, at Northwestern State, Natchitoches, 6:30 p.m. (KSLU)*

 Softball, vs. Stephen F. Austin, North Oak Park, 6 p.m.*

           - Shut Out Cancer Game

           - Silent Auction at 5 p.m.


Saturday, April 28

Baseball, at Northwestern State, Natchitoches, 2 p.m. (KSLU)*

 Softball, vs. Stephen F. Austin, North Oak Park, 12 p.m.*

           - Take a Kid to the Game Day

Men’s and Women’s Track and Field, at Golden Eagle Classic, Hattiesburg, Miss., All Day


Sunday, April 29

Baseball, at Northwestern State, Natchitoches, 1 p.m. (KSLU)*


Southeastern home events in bold

* - Southland Conference contest

Professional activities

Robert R. Kraemer (Kinesiology and Health Studies) was recently notified that his manuscript, “Effects of Prolonged Exercise on Agouti-Related Protein: a Pilot Study,” was accepted for publication in the journal, Endocrine. Co-authors of the study include Roldan Valverde (Biology), Buddy Sirikul (Kinesiology and Health Studies), Michelle Francois (grad student, Kinesiology and Health Studies) and Dan Castracane (Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Odessa). Kraemer was also notified of acceptance of another article, “Estrogen Mediation of Hormone Responses to Exercise” for publication in the journal, Metabolism: Clinical and Experimental. Co-author of the paper was also Dan Castracane (Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Odessa).

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