ByLion--April 30

 

IN THIS ISSUE ... 

Schedler to speak at commencement

Carruth, Domiano receive appointments

Concert to honor James Wilcox

Irma Thomas in concert May 4

Business incubator client growing

IT Program receives donations

Live staged reading May 1

Entergy aids environmental efforts

Students to get 'Puppy Therapy'

The Big Event sees success

KSLU news

Softball raises funds for cancer

Phi Kappa Phi news

Arbor Day commemorated

Managing Across Generations

Fine and Performing Arts news

RaceTrac Contest update

Southeastern in the news

This Week in Athletics

Professional activities


Secretary of State to address Southeastern graduatesTom Schedler

Louisiana Secretary of State Tom Schedler will serve as commencement speaker at Southeastern’s graduation ceremonies on Saturday, May 12
     Scheduled at 10 a.m. at the University Center, the ceremony will recognize approximately 1,200 students receiving bachelors, masters and doctoral degrees.
     One student, Schellia Arnette Robertson of Hammond, will be “hooded” as she receives the Doctor of Education degree.
     Schedler was elected to a four-year term as Secretary of State in 2011, taking office on January 9. Prior to his election, he served as an appointed Secretary of State when Jay Dardenne was elected Lieutenant Governor in a special election. Schedler had served as Dardenne’s first assistant for three years earlier, after completing a 12-year career in the Louisiana State Senate where he represented parts of St. Tammany and Tangipahoa parishes.
     His experience in government also includes serving on the Slidell City Council for six years, where he was elected both president and vice president during his terms in office. A licensed real estate broker, he has also served as president of the St. Tammany Municipal Association and chairman of the Slidell Board of Zoning and Adjustment. He is a member of the Republican Party and served two terms on the party’s Central Committee.
     Among the awards and recognitions Schedler has received are the Legislator of the Year by the Alliance for Good Government in 2000, the Republican of the Year in 2006, and similar recognitions by the Rural Hospital Coalition, the Louisiana Hospital Association, and the Metropolitan Hospital Council of New Orleans. In 1991, he was honored as Slidell’s Citizen of the Year and Slidell’s Employer of the Year.
     Schedler serves on the board of Lakeview Regional Hospital and as an advisory member of the board of Whitney/Hancock National Bank. A member of numerous civic organizations, he has served as president of the Rotary Club of Slidell and is a CASA trained court appointee.
     A native of New Orleans, he earned a bachelor of science degree in marketing from the University of Louisiana-Lafayette in 1971. 

Carruth appointed Dean of Nursing and Health Sciences; Domiano named interim vice presidentAnn Carruth

Ann Carruth, who has served on the faculty of the Southeastern College of Nursing and Health Sciences since 1990, has been named dean of the college.
     Her appointment was confirmed last week by the University of Louisiana Board of Supervisors and will be effective April 30.
     In other action, the board approved the appointment of Sam Domiano as interim vice president for Administration and Finance while a search is conducted to fill the vice president position recently vacated by Stephen Smith, who retired from the university after 35 years on the staff. Domiano previously served as assistant vice president for operations.
     "We are pleased the Board of Supervisors confirmed these appointments," said President John L. Crain. "Dr. Carruth is highly respected by her colleagues and in the healthcare community in general. Over the years, she has developed a significant body of scholarly work and has received a number of grants related to various healthcare issues."
     Domiano, Crain said, has gained significant experience in recent years as director of Auxiliary Services and as an assistant vice president and will provide valuable guidance in helping manage the finances and day-to-day operations of the university. Crain said a nationwide search will be conducted to find a replacement for Smith.
     Carruth had been serving as interim dean of the college since January 2011. A professor of nursing since 2002, she has also served as graduate coordinator for the School of Nursing.
     A graduate of Southeastern with a bachelor of science degree in nursing, Carruth earned a master's degree from the University of Mississippi Medical Center and doctor of nursing science degree from LSU Health Sciences Center in New Orleans. She is the recipient of numerous awards, including being selected a "Top Nurse" in 2011 by the Tangipahoa District Nurses Association. In 2003, she was the recipient of Southeastern's President's Award for Excellence in Research and a Nightingale Award as the Outstanding Nurse Researcher by the Louisiana Nurses Foundation.
     The author of numerous nursing and scientific publications, she serves as a member of the board of the North Oaks Health System Rehabilitation System and of the Northshore Healthcare Alliance. She is also a member of the board of directors of the International Society for Agricultural Safety and Health.
     The College of Nursing and Health Sciences enrolls more than 2,850 students in the areas of nursing, kinesiology and health studies, and communication sciences and disorders.

Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia concert to honor James WilcoxJames Wilcox

Southeastern's Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia will honor the late James Wilcox at its free spring concert on Monday, April 30, at 7:30 p.m. in the Pottle Music Building Auditorium.
     Wilcox, who passed away in January, joined the music faculty at Southeastern in 1946. He became head of the music department in 1964. Shortly after, he began plans to enlarge the Pottle Music Building with the addition of the Music Annex. In 1970 he was appointed Dean of the College of Humanities, and the Music Annex project was completed during his tenure. Wilcox was ultimately named Professor Emeritus of Music and Dean Emeritus of the College of Humanities.
     "The concert will feature musical performances from a wide array of styles and traditions," said Kenneth Boulton, head of Fine and Performing Arts Department. "There will also be remembrances of the life and career of Dr. Wilcox and the impact he had on the music program and the entire university."
     For more information, contact the Department of Fine and Performing Arts at 549-2184.


Columbia Theatre to present Soul Queen of New Orleans, Irma ThomasIrma Thomas
Southeastern's Columbia Theatre for the Performing Arts will present the Soul Queen of New Orleans, Irma Thomas, on May 4.
     Scheduled at 7:30 p.m. in the downtown Hammond theatre, the event is exclusively sponsored by Whitney Bank.
     "Irma Thomas, Soul Queen of New Orleans, returns to Southeastern's Columbia Theatre bringing her distinctive voice, the one that makes you 'sit up straight even before making you move to the tune,' to again charm North Shore audiences," said C. Roy Blackwood, Columbia Theatre interim director. "Designated 'one of America's 50 great voices by NPR,' Ms. Thomas will grace our stage with another memorable performance. She is a living treasure; don't miss this opportunity."
     A Blues Hall of Fame inductee, Thomas has a music career that spans 50 years, including numerous Grammy nominations, a Grammy Award for her 2006 album "After the Rain," and two Soul-Blues Albums of the Year.
     Tickets range from $38 - $44 and are available at the Columbia Theatre box office on Monday through Friday from 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. or by phone at (985) 543-4371. Patrons may also get tickets online at www.columbiatheatre.org.
Southeastern Business Center Incubator client growingEnvoc

A computer applications operation in Southeastern’s business incubator is gaining national attention for its development of a new product that allows businesses to create customized mobile apps with ease.
     Envoc, a Louisiana-based company that specializes in creating customized software and applications unique to individual businesses, is growing its business through the development of a product called “AppMelt.” The company moved to Louisiana from Houston in 2001 and joined the business incubator, housed in the Southeast Louisiana Business Center, in 2010.
     With customers ranging from oil and gas companies to a 44,000-acre deer ranch, Envoc has become so successful that Geeknet - the online Microsoft network that provides content and news for 53 million tech-savvy users each month – interviewed Envoc founder Calvin Fabre for a website posting.
     Fabre credits Southeastern with providing him the environment that has helped Envoc grow and achieve success.
     “The entrepreneurial side of Envoc needed a place to launch its ideas. As a graduate of Southeastern, I knew there was passion for programming here,” he said. “When Southeastern offered us the ability to come into an incubator environment – where we have access to development resources, business coaches, and people who hold us accountable for our marketing goals – we applied to be a part of the incubator and were approved.
     “The incubator provides us with space and other amenities at a low cost,” he added. It’s a great environment, with access to college professors and to the talent of the university, including excellent student workers who we’ve hired and who are gaining valuable experience working for us. We see that as a great jump start to our entrepreneurial work.”
     “Companies like Envoc are exactly what Louisiana is hoping to build and retain, as the reputation for the expanding ‘Silicon Bayou’ starts to take hold in the nation,” said William Joubert, director of the business center. “Digital media and software development are important business sectors that Louisiana Economic Development is working hard to entice.”
     “AppMelt came about because companies want to extend their brand into the mobile space,” said Fabre. “AppMelt is a place where graphic designers can easily assemble a mobile app for iPhone, Android and Windows Mobile without the need of a programmer. It takes care of everything, including servers, firewalls, databases, and backup.”
     Fabre said each miniature app, or “melt,” is inserted into the blank slate of a mobile application. The content is managed externally through a portal, which all gets disseminated through Microsoft Azure, a cloud computing platform used to build, host and scale Web applications through Microsoft data centers.
     “The AppMelt mobile development suite provides for the rapid creation of powerful mobile and tablet applications that integrate with existing Web and business environments,” he added. “These apps can be managed and deployed solely within a company’s intranet or published on both the Apple App Store and Android Marketplace for wider distribution.”

Above: Envoc founder Calvin Fabre is interviewed at the Southeast Louisiana Business Center by Chris Yeich, director of strategic content for Geeknet, an online Microsoft network that provides news and content to millions of tech-savvy users.


Industrial Technology program receives donationsPipe donation

Several companies have donated more than $25,000 in equipment and supplies to Southeastern’s Industrial Technology program.
     The donations include a large supply of carbide machining inserts donated by Corey Anderson, whose family operated Wholesale Industrial Equipment and Supplies of Covington. Valued at more than $20,000 the inserts are made of cemented carbide materials that are used in machining the extremely hard, space-age metals and alloys used in manufacturing today, explained instructor Anthony Blakeney.
     “Manufacturing processes today demand higher productivity requiring stronger tools than ever,” explained Blakeney, who teaches materials science, metallurgy and welding in the Industrial Technology program. “This donation from the Anderson family will provide our students with the kind of equipment used in modern manufacturing processes.”
     The international company 3M has donated 9 new automatic darkening helmets used in metallurgy and welding courses. The masks – with retail values ranging from $300 to one with a built-in respirator valued at more than $2,000 – are the latest equipment donation from the company provided through 3M engineer Derek Baker, a colleague of Blakeney in the American Welding Society. Over the years, the company has donated a variety of personal protective equipment to be used by students.
     Blakeney said Don Kent of Kent Welding Supply in Fluker has also donated supplies and equipment to the program valued at more than $1,500.
     “Industrial partners like these are a great help to our program, especially in tight budget situations,” Blakeney said. “Their donations provide our students with the latest equipment and supplies so that they can be adequately prepared when they enter the workforce.”
     The Southeastern Industrial Technology program provides a management-oriented curriculum in manufacturing technology and is nationally accredited by the Association of Technology, Management, and Applied Engineering (ATMAE).

Above: In addition to other recent donations, the Industrial Technology program recently received a gift of pipe and welding rods from Performance Contractors, Inc., a metal fabrication company in Baton Rouge, to be used in its teaching program. The donation had a value of more than $4,000. Pictured from left are students Randon Dufrene, Jacob Polezcek, Justin Womack, Ignatius Canella, Seth Brignac, Performance Contractors Training Coordinator Joel Thames, Southeastern Instructor Anthony Blakeney, and student Alan Langlois.


Live staged reading scheduled May 1

A live staged reading of “So Many Egos” by student playwright Stephanie Katz is set for Tuesday, May 1, in Vonnie Borden Theatre at 7:30 p.m. The event is hosted by the theatre national honor society Alpha Psi Omega (APO), Epsilon Psi Cast at Southeastern and is directed by faculty advisor James Winter. Attendance is free and open to the public. Doors open at 7 p.m. The reading will be followed by a Q&A session with the playwright and cast members.
     A staged reading is one in which the actors conduct blocking and rehearsing for their roles, but there is no formal staging, as the actors perform with scripts in-hand. Staged readings are used to test play readings before being published. This allows the playwright to determine how an audience will respond to his or her script. Based on this feedback, the playwright knows which revisions to make prior to publishing.
     “So Many Egos” is a one-act farce, which focuses on the world of film making. According to Katz, it pokes fun at all the egos that exist in the movie industry, ranging from the money- pinching producer to the self-absorbed actor and also gives focus to the lesser known members of the business, such as the production assistant and clapboard grip.
     “I wrote ‘So Many Egos’ for a playwriting class I took last summer,” said Katz. “It was inspired by people I’d met while interning on a film set my freshman year. Of course I took many of the stereotypical traits of each role to the extreme with this play.”
     “So Many Egos” is a first attempt at playwriting for Katz, who cites Catherine Tate, Jennifer Saunders and Tina Fey as creative influences due to their comedic writing style.
     “Writing for film and TV has been my media of choice, which is probably why when I had to write a play for my playwriting class, I wrote one about the movie industry,” said Katz.
     Katz received the opportunity to have her written work read for an audience as the grand prize for APO’s first one-act playwriting contest.
     “When I found out I won the APO contest I was honestly quite surprised,” said Katz. “I didn’t expect to win because my play is very unconventional in every sense of the word. It is just a fun piece.”
   “As a writer, Stephanie has a sharp wit,” said Winter. “She also does her homework. You get a real sense that Stephanie knows her characters and what they do. They may be humorous, but the humor comes from a very real place.”
     For more information, contact Winter at 549-3546.


Entergy helps environmental education effortsEntergy makes donation to Turtle Cove

The Capital Resource Conservation & Development office in Hammond received a $500 Community Partnership Grant from the Entergy Power Company in Southeast Louisiana. The grant will be used by the watershed section of the Capital Council, which is partnering with Southeastern’s Turtle Cove Environmental Research Station in teaching environmental education through wetland field trips as part of the Selsers Creek Watershed Protection Plan.
   “The environmental lectures and field trips will create an opportunity to engage students and other community members to an extent normally unattainable, and assures their interest in, and understanding of water quality, aquatic, and related environmental concepts in our region,” stated Turtle Cove Manager Rob Moreau. “There exists in all our schools and communities in Southeast Louisiana an opportunity to create more awareness and understanding of our specific environmental and conservation related issues.”

Turtle Cove Director Robert Moreau, left, and Fran Bartee, center, of Capital Resource Conservation and Development, accept a $500 check presented by Entergy Customer Service Manager Craig Schimpf.


Southeastern students to try ‘Puppy Therapy’

Final exams – they represent one of the most stressing periods of a college student’s life.
     This year, students at Southeastern are being invited to shake off that stress and hug it out with a furry friend. On Thursday (May 3) the university’s Sims Memorial Library will team up with the St. Tammany Humane Society to bring in some puppies and dogs to help students who are dealing with stress before finals.
     “We see a lot of stressed-out students here,” said Beth West, distance learning librarian. “The library is the epicenter of student studying on campus, and we wanted to provide them with a little break - a chance to get rid of some of their stress.”
     The Humane Society will be providing five dogs for students to play with, cuddle or just hold under the breezeway of the library from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Students are encouraged to interact with the animals as part of a popular stress relief method called dog therapy. All of the dogs are eligible for adoption.
     “Libraries and schools are bringing in dogs that are trained as pet therapists,” said West. “We decided to take a slightly different route by bringing in rescued animals. It’s a way for the animals to get some love while helping students shed some stress.”
     The St. Tammany Humane Society will have the dogs in the breezeway from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. and will also be distributing information on animal adoption, internships and volunteer opportunities for interested students.


Big Event a successThe Big Event

Over 700 students participated in the 2nd annual Big Event this past Saturday. Students were assigned job sites in the Hammond and Ponchatoula communities to complete on Saturday morning.
     Former University President Dr. Clea Parker had a team of students complete work at his home.
   “The students were all so patient and kind in dealing with my parents,” said Robin Parker Rodrigue, daughter of Dr. Parker. “Both of my parents thoroughly enjoyed the experience, and it was equally as rewarding for me just to witness the interaction between the students and my mom and dad.”
     After their job sites were complete, students were provided lunch on campus. The Big Event is sponsored by the Student Government Association.

 

Left: Members of the Delta Tau Delta Fraternity Jeremy Troulliet (above) and Tyler Rogers (below) cut down an old antenna for former University President, Dr. Clea Parker, and his wife during the second annual Big Event. Groups participating in The Big Event spread from Ponchatoula to Southeastern’s campus to help the community during the Global Youth Service Day.

 


KSLU Italian show Caffè Italia features students from University of Virginia

In an effort to estabish informal cooperation between Southeastern and other institutions nationwide, the April 22 and April 29 episodes of the long running Italian radio show “Caffè Italia” were entirely dedicated to a school project carried out by the students of an advanced level class of Italian at the University of Virginia.
     The project was jointly conceived by Caffè Italia executive producer Dr. Francesco Fiumara (Languages and Communication) and Dr. Sarah Annunziato of the University of Virginia’s Italian program. While Dr. Annunziato hosted the shows, her advanced Italian class students provided a series of short radio reports dealing with several aspects of the Italian life and culture. Dr. Fiumara and the KSLU staff took care of the final editing and got the shows ready for the airwaves.
     Caffè Italia airs on KSLU every Sunday night at 8. It is also syndicated to WESU (Middletown, CT) and Radio Universidad Salamanca (Spain).


Southeastern softball raises funds to combat cancerSoftball raises funds for cancer
Southeastern softball coach Pete Langlois (right), assistant coach Arica Rodriguez (left) and Lady Lion softball player Katie Matthews (second from right) present a check for $2,613 dollars to Amy Douglas of the American Cancer Society in the Lady Lions' inaugural "Shut Out Cancer" game against Stephen F. Austin on Friday, April 27 at North Oak Park in Hammond.


Phi Kappa Phi news
The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi held its annual induction and spring banquet on Tuesday (April 24). Among the 81 students honored that evening from all of the university's colleges, six faculty and alumni were also inducted into the honor society.
     Southeastern faculty inducted included:
     Dr. Nicki Anzelmo-Skelton, associate professor of education. A former elementary special education teacher in the Louisiana public school system, she holds a doctorate in education from Southern University and has received the Pennington Endowed Professorship in Special Education.
     Beth Ebberman, alumna who at Southeastern was a member of the Student Union Activities board, the St. Albert's Catholic Student Association and a Lionette, has worked at Blue Cross/Blue Shield of Louisiana for 33 years and is currently an account executive in the marketing department.
     Daryl Ferrara, 1992 Southeastern graduate and Vice President/Branch Manager of the Whitney/Hancock Bank at the downtown Hammond office, serves on a numbeer of non-profit boards, including the Hammond Chamber of Commerce, Options, and the Hammond Industrial Development Board.
     Alison Pelegrin, a member of the Southeastern English faculty and graduate of Southeastern and the University of Arkansas, is an acccomplished poet, having published three books of poetry, including The Zydeco Tablets and Big Muddy River of Stars. Her most recent work is Hurricane Party.
     Dayne Sherman, who earned a bachelor's degree in communication and master's in creative writing from Southeastern as well as a master's degree in library and information science at LSU, is a reference librarian at Sims Memorial Library. An accomplished writer, his 2004 novel Welcome to the Fallen Paradise, was awarded a Best Crime Novel Debut of the Year award by Booklist.
     Paul Simoneauxof the College of Education and Human Development holds membership with multiple national organizations, most noteworthy in Southeastern's chapter of Gamma Beta Pi Honor Society and the Kappa Delta Pi National Honor Society in Education. He has received the National Medal of Merit for Outstanding Contributions to College Journalism by the Society for Collegiate Journalists and the Journalism Educator of the Year by the Southeast Journalism Conference.


Arbor Day commemoratedArbor Day celebrated 

Southeastern Sustainability Manager Russell Evans discusses the history and significance of Arbor Day to students Friday (April 27) in front of Mead Science Hall, where the students planted a three-year-old live oak donated by Bracy's Wholesale Nursery in Amite.    
     Participating in the event were, from left, horticulturist Clint Rushing, junior computer science major Ramesh Timilsina of Nepal, Evans, sociology graduate student Bonnie May of Hammond, junior Amy Edwards of Mandeville, mass communications major Ashley Dixon of Walker, and music education major Andreinas Colina of Venezeula.


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 Jan.Ortego@selu.edu for registration information.
Fine and Performing Arts news

Monday, April 30 
Jonathan Thomas and Robert Barnes, Senior Percussion Recital
6 p.m., Pottle Auditorium
 
Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia Concert honoring the memory of Dr. James Wilcox
7:30 p.m., Pottle Auditorium
 
Tuesday, May 1
Katherine Smith, Senior Vocal Recital
7:30 p.m., Pottle Auditorium
 
Wednesday, May 2
Dana Hudson, Graduate Flute Recital
4:30 p.m., Pottle Auditorium
 
Kelly Todd, Junior Vocal Recital
6 p.m., Pottle Auditorium
 
Iuliia Alyeskyeyeva, Senior Violin Recital
7:30 p.m., Pottle Auditorium
 
Thursday, May 3
Jeremy Lloyd, Junior Vocal Recital
6 p.m., Pottle Auditorium
 
Damian Faul, Senior Vocal Recital
7:30 p.m., Pottle Auditorium
 
Friday, May 4
Art Davis, Graduate Clarinet Recital
7:30 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, or visit our website at www.southeastern.edu/fpa.


RaceTrac contest updateRaceTrac logo
This is it! Today is the last day of the RaceTrac contest. The ladies are still leading the gentlemen with mere hours to go! Below are the current contest standings. 

 

Female - $4,489

Male -     $2,302


Southeastern in the news

BR Advocate

Science law debated during forum

http://theadvocate.com/news/2639150-123/science-law-debated-during-forum

Big Event volunteers give through service

http://theadvocate.com/news/livingston/2616809-123/big-event-volunteers-give-through

SLU professor named to USPA board

http://theadvocate.com/news/livingston/2625787-123/slu-professor-named-to-uspa

SLU library official gets librarian award

http://theadvocate.com/news/livingston/2625898-123/slu-library-official-gets-librarian

 

Hammond Daily Star

Big Event nearly triples

http://www.hammondstar.com/articles/2012/04/25/top_stories/8277.txt

 

South Florida Sun Sentinel

Can you beat the 'Price is Right wheel?' (Rhett Allain, Chemistry & Physics)

http://weblogs.sun-sentinel.com/entertainment/thingstodo/2012/04/can_you_beat_the_price_is_righ.html


This Week in Athletics
The Southeastern softball team hosts Senior Day, the baseball team returns home after a season-long road trip, the women's basketball program hosts Bunko for Basketball and the football team sponsors a blood drive during this week in Southeastern Athletics.
     The Lady Lion softball team (11-34, 3-15 Southland) will close out its regular season this week with five games on the schedule. Southeastern opens the week on Tuesday with a 2 p.m. doubleheader at Grambling, before completing its non-conference schedule on Wednesday with a 6 p.m. contest at Southern Miss. Fans can follow the action for the non-conference action via Twitter at www.twitter.com/sluathletics.
     Southeastern will then return home to host Southland Conference foe UT Arlington for a two-game league series. Friday will be Little League Night at North Oak Park and all kids attending the 6 p.m. contest in their Little League jerseys will receive free admission. Saturday's season finale is set for 12 p.m. and Lady Lion seniors Trish Bliss, Lauren Coniglio, Meghan Gomez, Vicki Honeycutt and Katie Matthews will be honored prior to their final game in a Southeastern uniform. Live stats for the series will be available at www.LionSports.net and fans can follow the action via Twitter at www.twitter.com/sluathletics.
     The Southeastern baseball team (30-15, 15-9 Southland) will close out a season-long eight game road swing on Tuesday, when it faces South Alabama at 6:30 p.m. in Mobile, Ala. The Lions then return home to host league rival Stephen F. Austin for a three-game series at Pat Kenelly Diamond at Alumni Field. The series opens with a 6 p.m. game on Friday and continues on Saturday at 2 p.m. Sunday is Take A Kid to the Game Day and all children ages 12 and under will receive free admission to the 1 p.m. contest. 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 www.LionSports.net.
     Sponsored by Lady Lion basketball's mentoring and support group PRIDE (Positive Role Models Involved in the Development of Excellence), the fifth annual "Bunko for Basketball," a scholarship fundraiser for the Southeastern Louisiana University women's basketball program, will take place Saturday 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 at Twelve Oaks will open at 6 p.m., with the popular Bunko games beginning at 7 p.m. Since Bunko 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.
     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 and donated by Michael and Denise Holly. Scooter 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 are also available at PJs Coffee and Tea in downtown Hammond.
The Southeastern football program will partner with United Blood Services to sponsor a blood drive on Thursday from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. outside of Strawberry Stadium. Those interested in donating can sign up online at www.bloodhero .com and enter sponsor code: SLUFB. Every donor will receive a free gift and free cholesterol testing and are asked to bring photo ID and donor card.Tuesday, May 1
Baseball, at South Alabama, Mobile, Ala., 6:30 p.m. (KSLU)
Softball, at Grambling (DH), Grambling, 2 p.m.
Wednesday, May 2
Softball, at Southern Mississippi, Hattiesburg, Miss., 6 p.m.
Thursday, May 3
 Football, UBS Blood Drive, Strawberry Stadium, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Friday, May 4
 Baseball, vs. Stephen F. Austin, Alumni Field, 6 p.m. (KSLU)*
 Softball, vs. UT Arlington, North Oak Park, 6 p.m.*
            - Little League Night – All kids in little league jerseys receive free admission
Saturday, May 5
 Softball, vs. UT Arlington, North Oak Park, 12 p.m.*
            - Senior Day
 Baseball, vs. Stephen F. Austin, Alumni Field, 2 p.m. (KSLU)*
 Women's Basketball, Bunko for Basketball, Twelve Oaks, 6 p.m.
Sunday, May 6
 Baseball, vs. Stephen F. Austin, Alumni Field, 1 p.m. (KSLU)*
            - Take A Kid to the Game Day – All children ages 12 and under receive free admission
Southeastern home games in bold
* - Southland Conference game 
Professional activities
Kathleen Campbell (Educational Leadership and Technology) presented "Do Faculty Expectations of Principal Candidates Match Superintendent Expectations of School Principals?" at the annual spring meeting of the Louisiana Council of Professors of Educational Administration in Kinder, La, March 29-30. The paper was co-authored by Mindy Crain-Dorough, Evan Mense, and Michael D. Richardson (all of Educational Leadership and Technology).

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