Lion spirit roars at Lionpawlooza

Northshore chorale invites singers

Graduation application deadline

Student Publications relocated


Part-time job fair scheduled

Communication Sciences and Disorders news

Sponsored Research news

University Police news

Southeastern in the news

This Week in Athletics

Professional activities

Lionpawlooza highlights

Southeastern's Lions Fan Day event and traditional pep rally at downtown Hammond's Hot August Night was held Friday (August 17) during the fourth annual Lionpawlooza.
     The pep rally launched the Lions' 2012-13 athletics season, as coaches, cheerleaders, Lionettes, student-athletes and Southeastern's Spirit of the Southland Band led the rally on the stage in front of La Carreta Restaurant.

1)Cheerleaders at Lionpawlooza2)Ron Roberts

3)Roomie's fan4)Columbia Theatre band

1) The Southeastern Cheerleaders pump up the crown at Friday's Lionpawlooza as part of Hot August Night.

2) Head Football Coach Ron Roberts addresses the crowd during the pap rally.

3) One of Roomie's youngest fans, Eliza Kate Cowser, gets a hug.

4) Southeastern's Columbia Theatre for the Performing Arts opened its doors to the Hot August Night crowd with free live entertainment in the conference center.

Community singers, students, faculty, and staff invited to join Northshore Chorale
Singers from the campus and community are invited to join the Southeastern Chorus and Northshore Chorale.
     Choral singing at Southeastern is enjoyed by music majors and non-majors alike in a variety of different ensembles.
     The Northshore Chorale and University Chorus are non-auditioned ensembles comprised of university students and community members. With more than 100 singers from majors throughout the university and a cross section of the community, these ensembles regularly perform major works with a professional orchestra and soloists. Past repertoires have included such choral works as "Mozart's Requiem" and "Mass in C minor," Fauré's "Requiem," Orff's "Carmina Burana," Schubert's "Mass in G," and Vaughan Williams' "Five Mystical Songs," in addition to many other masterworks.
     "The purpose of the choirs is for members to experience diverse music as a group at very high standards and to use this music as a vehicle of our expression. Anyone who loves to sing should join us," said Director of Choral Activities Alissa Mercurio Rowe. "Rehearsals are fun, invigorating and educational."
     Rehearsals begin Tuesday evening, Aug. 21, at 6:30 p.m. in the choir room of the Pottle Music Building Annex. The ensemble meets each Tuesday night during the semester from 6:30-8:30 p.m.
     Rowe said the groups will perform Vivaldi's "Gloria in D Major" RV 588, among other works specifically chosen for the holiday season. Anthony Sears, the University Chorus and Northshore Chorale conductor, will direct the concert.
     "A Southeastern alumnus and current teacher/conductor at the Isidore Newman School in New Orleans, Mr. Sears enjoyed phenomenal success last spring with his performance of Leonard Bernstein's 'Chichester Psalms' at Southeastern's Columbia Theatre," said Kenneth Boulton, interim head of Southeastern's Department of Fine and Performing Arts. "All participants can anticipate another spectacular and exciting year of music-making."
     For more information about the University Chorus and Northshore Chorale, contact Rowe at 549-2334 or For more information on the 2012-13 season events in Southeastern's Department of Fine and Performing Arts, visit

Sept. 17 is deadline for Southeastern students to apply for Fall 2012 Graduation
Sept. 17 is the final day Southeastern students can apply to graduate in Fall 2012. The graduation application and payment deadlines will be strictly enforced, university officials said.
     Candidates for associate, bachelor, and master and doctoral degrees can apply for graduation by logging into their LeoNet campus accounts and choosing the "Self Service, Degree Progress/Graduation, Apply for Graduation" option. Instructions are available on the "Current Students" link at; then click on "Graduation Information – Apply for Graduation" or call Southeastern's Office of the Registrar at 549-2066.
     The $35 application fee should be paid directly to the Controller's Office, located on North Campus in the Financial Aid Building.
     Fall commencement exercises are scheduled for Saturday, Dec. 8, at the University Center.

Student Publications relocated
Due to unexpected developments during the construction of the Student Union expansion, the offices of Student Publications, The Lion's Roar, and Le Souvenir have been relocated to Mims Hall, room 128. They can be reached at 549-3731 for additional information.

Part-Time Job Fair scheduled August 23
Southeastern's Office of Career Services is sponsoring a special job fair to help students locate part-time jobs.
     The Part-Time Job Fair is scheduled for Thursday, Aug. 23, from 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. in the War Memorial Student Union mall.
     "The beginning of a new fall semester always brings to us many students in need of good employment opportunities while in school," said Career Services Director Ken Ridgedell. "The Part-Time Job Fair is an ideal opportunity for students to connect with approximately 40 local employers – all at our centrally located student union and all on the same day."
     Ridgedell said representatives of the employers will be on hand to accept job applications from currently enrolled Southeastern students.
     Career Fair 2012, Career Services' annual career fair for upper-class students and recent alumni, will be held Sept. 20 from 9 a.m.-2:30 p.m. at the Pennington Student Activity Center.
     For additional information about both fairs, visit or call 549-2121.

Communication Sciences and Disorders news
On Saturday, August 10, eight members of Southeastern's chapter of the National Student Speech-Language-Hearing Association from the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders volunteered at a fundraiser event for Mr. Randy Gros, a local citizen suffering from amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (Lou Gehrig's Disease).
     The students spent the day running children's activities, including face-painting, beanbag toss and 'Minute to Win It."  The event earned over $22,000.

Sponsored Research news
The Office of Sponsored Research and Programs (OSRP) will host a video conference with the Louisiana Board of Regents on Wednesday, August 29, at 12:30 p.m. in McClimans Hall, room 202 to discuss the upcoming 2012-13 BoR Enhancement and Research/Industrial Ties funding opportunities.
     Disciplines eligible to apply this funding cycle for Enhancement include Agricultural Sciences, Arts, Earth/Environmental Sciences, Engineering A (chemical, civil, electrical, etc.), Health and Medical Sciences, and Multidisciplinary.
     Disciplines eligible to apply this funding cycle for the RCS and ITRS Research & Development Programs include Chemistry, Engineering B (industrial, materials, mechanical, etc.), Health and Medical Sciences, Biological Sciences (eligible every year), Computer and Information Sciences (eligible every year), and Earth/Environmental Sciences (eligible every year).
     Appointment times will be assigned as follows: Research/ITRS appointments begin at 12:30 p.m.; Enhancement appointments begin at 1:30 p.m. Contact OSRP at 549-5312 or via email at for more information or to reserve your time to talk with a BoR program director.

University Police news
The Southeastern Police Department is joining with law enforcement throughout the nation for the "Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over" campaign August 17 to September 3, 2012.
     The strong nationwide impaired driving crackdown will include high-visibility enforcement, high-profile events, and will be
supported by national paid advertising, creating a comprehensive campaign to curb alcohol impaired driving in August and through the Labor Day holiday weekend (6 p.m. Sept. 3 - 5:59 a.m. Sept. 7).
     Southeastern Police Department said its officers will be aggressively looking for impaired drivers during the crackdown and will take action on anyone caught driving impaired.
     It is illegal in all 50 States, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico to drive with a blood alcohol concentration of .08 grams per
deciliter. Despite these laws, in 2010 more than 10,000 people died in crashes in which a driver or motorcycle rider was impaired.
     "On average there is one alcohol impaired driving-related fatality every 51 minutes across America.  But this tragic loss of life can be reduced if we get impaired drivers off our roadways," said Carmen Bray, Interim Director of University Police. "Research has shown that high-visibility enforcement like the 'Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over' campaign reduces alcohol-impaired driving fatalities by as much as 20 percent. By joining this nationwide effort, we will make Southeastern's roadways safer for everyone throughout the Labor Day period."

Southeastern in the news
Hammond Daily Star
'Never give in' -- President Crain at fall convocation encourages endurance, dedication

Baton Rouge Advocate
SLU cheerleaders, dancers win awards

SLU Phi Mu Fraternity named top U.S. chapter

SLU offers variety of fall courses

This Week in Athletics
The Southeastern volleyball team will open the 2012 season during this week in Southeastern Athletics.
     Fans can get their first look at the 2012 Lady Lions on Wednesday, when they hold the Green and Gold intra-squad scrimmage at 7 p.m. in the University Center. Southeastern will open the season proper on Friday, when they head to Montgomery, Alabama for the ISTAP College Cup. The opening day will see the Lady Lions face host Alabama State at 1 p.m. and Jacksonville State at 5 p.m. On Saturday, Southeastern closes tournament play with matches against Tennessee State (11 a.m.) and South Dakota (3 p.m.)
     The Southeastern women's soccer team (0-1) has two matches on tap this week. On Friday, the Lady Lions head to Alcorn State for a 4 p.m. match in Lorman, Miss. Southeastern opens its home schedule on Sunday, welcoming Southern Miss for a 4 p.m. match at the Southeastern Soccer Complex. The first 100 students in attendance will receive free food from Raising Cane's Chicken Fingers. In addition, Southeastern Athletics will draw one lucky student to win $25 for every 25 students that attend the match.
Sunday's match will also be the first event in the Greek Challenge, which runs through October 27. The Greek organization that accumulates the highest total attendance at Southeastern home events from Aug. 26 – Oct. 27 will earn $1,000. Second prize is $500 and third place receives $250.
     Sunday will not be the only chance for Southeastern students to receive free food. In preparation for next weekend's season opener at Missouri, the Lion football team will hold its final preseason scrimmage at 6:50 p.m. in Strawberry Stadium. Students in attendance will receive free food as available.

Wednesday, August 22
Volleyball, Green and Gold Match, University Center, 7 p.m.

Thursday, August 23
Football, Intra-squad Scrimmage, Strawberry Stadium, 6:50 p.m.
- Free food for students as available

Friday, August 24
Volleyball, at Alabama State (ISTAP College Cup), Montgomery, Ala., 1 p.m.
Volleyball, vs. Jacksonville State (ISTAP College Cup), Montgomery, Ala., 5 p.m.
Women's Soccer, at Alcorn State, Lorman, Miss., 4 p.m.

Saturday, August 25
Volleyball, vs. Tennessee State (ISTAP College Cup), Montgomery, Ala., 11 a.m.
Volleyball, vs. South Dakota (ISTAP College Cup), Montgomery, Ala., 3 p.m.

Sunday, August 26
Women's Soccer, vs. Southern Miss, Southeastern Soccer Complex, 4 p.m.
- Free Raising Cane's for first 100 students
- Drawing for $25 for every 25 students in attendance
- Greek Challenge Event

Southeastern home events in bold

Professional activities
Dr. Andrew Traver (History and Political Science) presented a paper entitled "New Manuscript Evidence for the Preaching Activity of Parisian Secular Masters" at the International Medieval Congress at the University of Leeds.
     Kathleen Campbell and Evan Mense (Educational Leadership and Technology) presented "Expectations of Practicing and Pre-Service Principals" at the National Council of Professors of Educational Administration (NCPEA) in Kansas City, Mo., Aug. 8-10. The paper was also co-authored by Michael D. Richardson and Mindy Crain-Dorough (both of Educational Leadership and Technology).

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