Cook sees jersey retired

Elliott honored by LEH

Phi Kappa Phi meeting Feb. 28

Leadership Conference March 3

Lane appointed director of group

Student Art Exhibition March 8

Chemistry challenge winners

Social work program reaccredited

O'Donnell to serve as hosting chef

Campbell Conference March 9

Principals view IAQ program

FoSL to host tea March 10

Students receive awards at SEJC

RaceTrac competition update

Heart Walk set for May 4

Let's talk art series resumes

Students participate in SEATA

Extended Studies news

Southeastern in the news

This Week in Athletics

Professional activities

Cook sees jersey retired President John L. Crain, Pam Cook Forrest, and Athletic Director Bart Bellairs
The Southeastern women’s basketball team held Alumni Weekend in conjunction with Saturday’s Southland Conference contest versus Central Arkansas in the University Center.
     Prior to the game between the Lady Lions (10-16, 5-8 Southland) and Central Arkansas (22-4, 12-1 Southland), Southeastern and LHSAA Hall of Famer Pam Cook Forrest had her jersey retired. At halftime, all returning alumni were honored with special recognition for the 1976-77 team, which is celebrating the 35th anniversary of its AIAW National Championship.

Right: President John L. Crain, far left, and Athletic Director Bart Bellairs congratulate Pam Cook Forrest on her jersey retirement during the Alumni Weekend festivities.

Southeastern historian recognized by LEH for individual achievement Charles Elliott
Charles Elliott, an instructor of history, has been selected by the Louisiana Endowment for the Humanities (LEH) as the recipient of the 2012 Individual Achievement Award.
Elliott has a long involvement in the LEH’s Readings and Literature and Culture (RELIC), a special adult reading program that partners with local libraries. Since 2002, he has led 15 programs in libraries in Baton Rouge, Clinton, Gonzales, Napoleonville, New Roads, Slidell, and St. Francisville.
     “Charles Elliott has demonstrated the highest standards of professional dedication to the preparation and implementation of the RELIC programs,” said Jim Segreto, RELIC director, “enabling the LEH to maintain consistently its standards for intellectually stimulating programs that are equally appealing to the adult reading population of Louisiana.”
     Elliott said he is proud to be involved with the LEH programs.
     “I am very happy to be a part of the LEH, where we can bring heritage discussions into local communities,” he said. “There is a treasure trove of knowledge and enthusiasm out there, which I am honored to taste through various RELIC programs.”
     “Charles Elliott richly deserves the LEH Individual Achievement Award,” said History and Political Science Department Head William Robison. “He is one of Louisiana’s greatest natural resources. His regular classes on Louisiana history and the American frontier, his supervision of Southeastern social studies education majors, his work with graduate students, his public lectures, and, of course, his extensive work for LEH, make him a most worthy recipient of this award.”
     Robison also praised Elliott’s lengthy participation in Teaching American History Grant programs for area secondary school teachers, television courses and numerous publications.
     Elliott will be officially recognized at the annual LEH Humanities Awards Event on March 31 at Houmas House Plantation.
Phi Kappa Phi meeting scheduled Tuesday
The Southeastern Chapter of the Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi will hold a general membership meeting on Tuesday, February 28, at 3:30 p.m. in the Southeastern Room (room 223) of the Student Union.
     All current faculty and staff members are welcome and are encouraged to bring nominations for other faculty, staff and alumni to membership in the spring

Southeastern to host Leadership Conference March 3
Southeastern will host more than 200 students from colleges and universities across the South on Saturday, March 3, at the seventh annual Southeastern Leadership Conference.
     The conference is hosted by the Office for Student Engagement and offers 12 educational sessions for college student leaders.
     The conference keynote address will be presented by Chad Crittenden, a former contestant on the reality television show “Survivor,” and an actual cancer survivor.
     “Chad Crittenden knows a thing or two about beating the odds. He has overcome many different challenges in his life with optimism, confidence and courage,” said Cherie’ Kay Thriffiley, director of Student Engagement. “Chad speaks to college students across the country, and he will share his story from surgery to ‘Survivor,’ and the ways his philosophy can help us all succeed in life.”
     Other conference topics include: service leadership, emotional intelligence and creative problem solving.
     “The Southeastern Leadership Conference is a great way for students to further develop their leadership potential,” said Thriffiley. “The educational sessions we provide include a variety of topics and issues that college students are facing today. Our hope is students will leave the Southeastern Leadership Conference with a renewed excitement for leadership that they can bring back to their campus and share with others.”
     Although the conference is open to all college students, Southeastern students can attend at a special registration price of $25. Regular registration is $45 per person and includes a breakfast, lunch, a reception, conference t-shirt and materials.
     Faculty, staff, students and community members are encouraged to submit a proposal if interested in presenting an educational session to conference participants.
Registration materials and call for proposals can be accessed online at
     For more information, contact Thriffiley at 549-2120 or e-mail
Lane appointed executive director of international education group Kenneth Lane
Kenneth E. Lane, professor of educational leadership at Southeastern, was named executive director of the International Academy of Educational Leaders by its Board of Directors for a sixth consecutive three-year term.
     The organization was formed in 1997 with the intent of improving the profession of educational leadership through increased communication between practitioners and professors of educational administration and leadership. The academy publishes an online journal, “Contemporary Issues in Educational Leadership.”
     In his position, Lane manages the general business of the organization, including custody of records, coordinating meetings of the Board of Directors, and implementing and managing the organization’s activities.
     A resident of Covington, Lane is the director of Southeastern’s doctoral program in educational leadership.
Southeastern Contemporary Art Gallery to host Student Art Exhibition
Students in Southeastern’s visual arts program will be exhibiting their work March 8 through April 5 at the annual Student Fine Art Exhibition at the Contemporary Art Gallery in East Strawberry Stadium.
     The exhibition, which opens with a 5 p.m. reception March 8, will feature various works and styles of art contributed by students in the Department of Fine and Performing Arts.
     Past exhibitions have received approximately 150 entries in the shows with most artists submitting multiple works. This program is the second in the Gallery’s schedule for the spring semester.
     The exhibit is free and open to the public. Gallery hours are Monday through Thursday, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. with extended hours until 8 p.m. on Wednesday, and from 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on Friday.
     For more information, contact the gallery at 549-5080.

You Be the Chemist Challenge winners recognized Chemistry challenge winners
Approximately 300 Tangipahoa Parish public school middle school students participated in the regional “You Be the Chemist Challenge” sponsored by Southeastern’s Department of Chemistry and Physics on Friday (Feb. 24).
     Winners of the quiz bowl competition were recognized following the event. Pictured are, front row, from left: Vincent Imbraguglio, Vinyard Elementary, third place; Nicholas Randazzo, Ponchatoula Junior High; andGeorgina Little, Southeastern chemistry instructor and a coordinator of the event; back row, from left: David M. Irwin, vice president of sales and marketing at Bercen, Inc. of Denham Springs, which provided financial support for the event; Lily Tanner, Ponchatoula Junior High, first place; Trevor Hartupee, Loranger Middle School, second place; Meah Sims of Sumner Middle School; and David Norwood, associate professor of physics and general coordinator of the event. The winners will advance to the State Challenge to be held at LSU later in the spring.


Social work program reaccredited
The social work program at Southeastern has been reaccredited by the Council on Social Work Education’s Commission on Accreditation.
     The eight-year accreditation is the maximum duration granted by the CSWE, which is recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation as the accrediting agency for social work education in the nation.
     Southeastern offers a baccalaureate social work program, which has been accredited continuously since 1982.
     National accreditation is considered an important endorsement of an academic program, and represents an independent, outside evaluation of the program’s quality and its relevance to the workforce needs of the area, said John C. Fischetti, dean of the College of Education and Human Development, which oversees the social work program.
     “Southeastern’s social work program is one of the finest in the region and in the country, and this accreditation is validation of the great work of our faculty and students and the potential of the program to impact children and families,” he added.
     The accreditation process involved a comprehensive self study to document the program’s compliance with established standards and policies, a site visit in October by representatives of the agency, and a full review by the Commission on Accreditation, said June Williams, head of the Department of Counseling and Human Development.
     Southeastern’s social work program focuses on preparing entry level practitioners to work with diverse populations in rural and small communities, Williams said. In addition to course work, students must also complete a field internship at a social service agency. Most graduates of the Southeastern program continue to pursue a Masters of Social Work degree at other institutions.

O’Donnell to serve as hosting chef for Chefs Evening President’s Toast President John L. Crain and hosting chef Phil O'Donnell
President John L. Crain, left, and Hammond chef Phil O’Donnell will welcome guests to the president’s residence on April 1 for the President’s Toast from 3:30 4:30 p.m. A featured prelude to the university’s annual Chefs Evening, the President’s Toast will feature hors d’oerves and wine pairings prepared by hosting chef O’Donnell.
     The event is presented as an exclusive sponsorship of La Capitol Federal Credit Union. For information on Chefs Evening and to purchase tickets, call 549-3770, email, or visit

Southeastern to host conference on communication sciences and disorders March 9
The director of Florida State University’s School of Communication Science and Disorders will be the featured speaker at Southeastern’s 2012 Campbell Conference scheduled on campus March 9.
     Kenn Apel, a specialist in the research and teaching of literacy development and disorders, will address students and professionals at the day-long conference. Sponsored by Southeastern’s Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders, the conference is entitled “It’s All about Word Study: A Multi-linguistic Approach to Literacy Instruction.”
     Apel has more than 20 years of experience conducting research and teaching on language learning and working with children, adolescents and adults with language problems and language-based learning deficits. His current research focuses on underlying linguistic components that support the development of reading and spelling.
     The conference is open to speech-language students and professionals. Mail registration will be accepted up to March 2 with fees of $125 for professionals and $50 for students with university identification. On-site registration pending seating availability is $175 for professionals and $75 for students.
     For more information, contact the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders at 985-549-2214 or email Alice Bonfiglio at

Southeastern presents air quality program to principals Indoor Air Quality Program
Southeastern presented details on a planned indoor air quality program using the Environmental Protection Agency’s “Tools for Schools” guidelines to Tangipahoa Parish public school principals on Tuesday.
     Participating in the kick-off event were, from left, Southeastern student assistant Laura Vasut, EPA Region 6 Schools Coordinator Stacey Murphy, Superintendent Mark Kolwe, Southeastern Assistant Professsor Ephraim Massawe, and Tiffany Delcour of the Recovery School District in New Orleans.

Southeastern’s Friends of Sims Library to celebrate 4th anniversary with ‘Tea’
Southeastern’s Friends of Sims Library will celebrate the organization’s fourth anniversary with a special event, “Tea with Friends” on Saturday, March 10.
     The 2 p.m. event will feature guest speaker Susan Larson, retired book editor of the New Orleans Times Picayune and host of WWNO-FM radio’s program “The Reading Life.” Guests will enjoy a variety of teas and a selection of sandwiches and pastries.
     The event is free for FoSL members. The cost for non-members is $25 and includes on and a basic membership in the non-profit organization, which was developed to lend support to the university’s Sims Memorial Library.
     Reservations must be made by March 5. For more information, call Janie Branham at 2186 or email

Students bring home top awards from regional conference Students take top awards at SEJC
Students from Southeastern won several awards, including four first place recognitions, at the recent Southeast Journalism Conference (SEJC), hosted by the University of Tennessee at Martin.
     At the event held Feb. 9-11, Chrissy Carter of LaPlace was named the Best Television Journalist and the Southeastern Channel’s “Northshore News” as the Best College Video News Program. Keturah Green of Amite earned first place in the media law onsite competition, and Juan Gonzales of Denham Springs was named best advertising staff member.
     Other winners from Southeastern included Nicholas Bejeaux of Denham Springs, second in special events reporting/editing, and Stephanie Katz of Mandeville, third in the journalism research paper competition.
     Universities from eight states participated in the annual conference and competition.
     “SEJC is a gathering of colleges and their students from across the southeast portion of the country. Once a year students are awarded for excellence in college journalism and onsite competitions,” said Amber Narro, assistant professor in the Department of Languages and Communication.
     The conference included breakout sessions with respected media experts, and several keynote speakers. The sessions included advice and presentations from media experts on topics such as editing, psychology in reporting, covering crisis, breaking news, sports-writing, radio and communication management.
     Students in radio, television, public relations and photography competitions were given a crisis situation to handle in the form of a mock earthquake, Narro said. Students were challenged to take a press conference situation as seriously as if the event were occurring and report on it accordingly.
     According to Narro, Southeastern students enjoyed the overall experience and are already expressing interest in returning.
     For more information about the Southeast Journalism Conference, contact Narro at or visit the organization’s website at

RaceTrac Competition for students, faculty and staff RaceTrac emblem
The rivalry between male and female extends beyond all boundaries this semester. From Feb. 1 until April 30, we are in a RaceTrac Purchase Competition against each other. The gender that purchases the most inside sales will win $2,000 towards their athletic programs, while the second place gender will win $1,000 from RaceTrac.
     All we have to do is visit any of the three local Hammond RaceTrac locations. Let them know what school you are with, purchase any inside items as normal, and the cashier will scan Southeastern’s barcode. Tell your family and friends, show Southeastern’s spirit, and take away the big prize on April 30.

Status update as of this week:

FEMALES - $96 MALES - $105

Annual Heart Walk to be held May 4 American Heart Association logo

Please save the date for the annual Heart Walk, whichwill be held May 4. Team Captain registrationis scheduledFriday, March 9, at the Pennington Student Activity Center from noon to 2 p.m.

Let’s Talk: Art series resumes
The spring series of Let’s Talk: Art, sponsored jointly by Southeastern’s Department of Fine and Performing Arts, the Friends of Sims Library and the Hammond Regional Arts Center, will begin on Wednesday, March 7, at 5 p.m. at the Hammond Regional Arts Center, 217 E. Thomas Street, across from the Columbia Theatre.
     Dr. Irene Nero, Associate Professor of Art History, will present “Death of the (Artist) Author: No, Not Now! Women Artists Battle for Name Recognition.” In the 1970s, artists such as Donald Judd began to create unsigned works of art. Concurrently, women artists, who were fighting for recognition, felt further marginalized. Nero’s talk is an exploration of some of the women artists who refused to be anonymous and demanded to be part of the artistic dialog.
     Future talks are scheduled as follows:
Wednesday, March 21: “Alice Neel: Capturing Souls,” Heather Burkett, graduating senior, 5 p.m., Sims Memorial Library, third floor.
Wednesday, April 4:“Egon Schiele’s Self-Analysis through His Paintings,” Betty Lou Starnes, graduating senior, 5 p.m., Hammond Regional Arts Center.
Wednesday, April 18:“Houston: The Creative City,” Ben Diller, visiting assistant professor of visual arts, 12 p.m., Contemporary Art Gallery, Southeastern.
Wednesday, April 25:“So What Does Contemporary Technology Have to Do with Making Contemporary Art? Making Art with Innovative Techniques,” Jeffrey Mickey, assistant professor of sculpture, 5 p.m., Hammond Regional Arts Center.
For more information, please contact Eric Johnson at Sims Library at 3962 or
Athletic training students participate in regional conference Students attend ATEP conference
Students in Southeastern’s athletic training program participated in the Southeastern Athletic Trainers’ Association (SEATA) 27th annual symposium held in Atlanta Feb. 2-4. SEATA is the District IX of the national Athletic Trainers’ Association.
     Highlights of Southeastern students’ participation included:
Nicole Phegley, president of the university’s Student Athletic Trainers’ Association, serves as vice president and the Louisiana representative on the SEATA Student Committee.
Phegley and fellow student Jonathan Gantt presented their clinical case studies at the conference. Tracie Parish served as faculty adviser and editor and was instrumental in having the case studies accepted.
Southeastern students participated in a canned food drive, with contributions donated to the Atlanta Food Bank; Southeastern’s team placed second for most cans donated.
The student team competed in and won the Quiz Bowl Competition. Competing against such schools as the University of Alabama, LSU, University of Florida and others, “The Dragon Slayers” will now have the opportunity to compete for the National Quiz Bowl title at the NATA conference in St. Louis. With Tracie Parish serving as coach, the team included seniors Jonathan Ferguson, Matthew Doell, Megan Dufresne and Blayne Lewis.
ATEP faculty presented at the conference and served as laboratory instructional faculty. Joshua Yellen presented “Emerging Job Opportunities in Athletic Training” and served as faculty in the joint mobilization lab, kinesiotaping lab, and unique taping techniques lab. APrish served faculty for the joint mobilization lab, emergency field evaluations lab, core stability lab and orthotics lab.
Extended Studies news

Writing for Public Relations and Marketing (Mondays, March 5-26, 6 to 8 p.m.)
Recommended for business executives, managers, supervisors or any professional interested in improving their public relations skills, this course equips participants with the essential skills for developing and writing public relations materials, specifically news releases, “pitch letters,” backgrounders, and fact sheets for both print and broadcast media. The cost is $245.

Introduction to Java, part 1 (Thursday, March 8, 6 to 8 p.m.)
This entry level course will enable students to create programs to solve mathematical problems in business situations and will help students to learn the notion of programming using object-oriented language. The cost is $100.


Introduction to Stained Glass
(Tuesdays, March 6-20, 1 to 4 p.m.)
Students will learn the methods and tools required to complete a stained glass panel in copper foil or Tiffany style (all supplies and tools are furnished) from Gene Duvic, a fifteen year veteran of the art. Students will take home their own creation. The cost is $150.

Basic Film Acting (Wednesdays, March 7 - April 4, 6 to 8 p.m.)
This course is designed to teach novice actors basic film audition techniques, on-set behavior, and how to find legitimate film acting work in Louisiana. Students will have the opportunity to see themselves on film. The cost is $115.

Beginning Harmonica (Thursday, March 8 - 15, 6 to 8 p.m.)
This non-academic, all ages course puts students behind the “harp,” playing blues, rock, and country style by the end of the first session. Theory is kept to the essentials, with emphasis on practical techniques such as hand positioning, tongue-blocking and lip-pursing, exploring simple melodies, theory of blues, rock, and country styles, with a class performance of basic blues. The cost is $60.

ACT Test Preparation (Thursdays, March 8 - April 12, 5 to 7 p.m.)
This five week course is designed to help high school students develop the skills to improve their ACT scores, emphasizing mathematics and English. The cost is $275.

Digital Photography- Intermediate (Thursday, March 8, 6 to 9 p.m.)
Prerequisite: Students should have taken “Digital Photography - Beginner,” or should be self-taught to be prepared for the intermediate level. This class will build on the basics of composition, lighting, and posing. Camera and technical skills will be covered, including how to adjust ISO, shutter speed, and aperture (F-Stop) for different lighting conditions, and how to shoot in manual mode with better results. In addition, the course will answer questions such as, “What is depth of field?” and “How and when should I use fill flash?” The cost is $95.

Southeastern in the news
BR Advocate
SLU theater to offer ‘Night, Mother’ shows
SLU center director earns national honor

Workshops to teach seniors technology

‘Of Mice and Men’ set for Saturday at SLU
Store chain, SLU join in fundraiser

New Orleans Times Picayune
Episode of SLU's "The Florida Parish Chronicles" wins Telly Award
Bloomberg Business Week
BP Fate at Spill Trial Next Week Rests With Ex-Maritime Lawyer
School Board pilots Southeastern's indoor air quality program

This Week in Athletics
The Southeastern basketball teams will each celebrate Senior Day, while the baseball, softball, track and tennis teams will also be in action during this week in Southeastern Athletics. 
     The Lion basketball team (10-17, 3-11 Southland) will close out its 2011-12 season this week with a pair of Southland Conference games. On Wednesday, the Lions host McNeese State at 7 p.m. in the University Center. Prior to the game, seniors DeShawn Patterson and Elgin Bailey will be honored before their final home games as Lions. On Saturday, Southeastern closes the season with a 3:30 p.m. game at Nicholls State.
     The Lady Lion basketball team (11-16, 6-8 Southland) will open the week with a 7 p.m. game at McNeese State on Wednesday in Lake Charles. On Saturday, Southeastern hosts Nicholls State at 12 p.m. in the University Center. Seniors Kelli Jenkins, Amber Crenshaw, Latoria Holder and Jessica Sommers will be honored pregame. Crenshaw will be Saturday’s Spotlight Player of the Game and the first 100 fans will receive a trading card featuring the Memphis, Tenn. native courtesy of the Southeastern PRIDE.
     After upsetting league leader Central Arkansas last Saturday, the Lady Lions are on the brink of clinching a Southland Conference Tournament berth heading into the final week of the regular season. A win in either of their final two games or a loss by Texas A&M-Corpus Christi in either of its final two games will clinch Southeastern’s fourth straight trip to the postseason.
     After winning its first seven games of the season, the baseball team (7-0) will leave the friendly confines of Alumni Field for two games this week. On Tuesday, Southeastern faces Tulane at 6:30 p.m in New Orleans. The Lions then head to Lake Charles for three games in two days. On Friday, Southeastern faces Central Michigan at 3 p.m. and McNeese State at 7 p.m. The Southeastern action closes on Saturday with a 2 p.m. game versus CMU.
     The Southeastern softball team (2-13) has another busy week on tap. On Wednesday, the Lady Lions host Southern at 6 p.m. at North Oak Park. Southeastern then heads to Atlanta, Ga. to participate in the Buzz Classic. On Friday, Southeastern opens tournament play versus Alabama State at 2:30 p.m. and Morehead State at 5 p.m. The Lady Lions will then face Elon at 1 p.m. and Tennessee Tech at 6 p.m. on Saturday. Southeastern closes tournament play on Sunday versus host Georgia Tech at 10 a.m.
     The Southeastern women’s tennis team (4-2) has three matches scheduled this week. On Wednesday, the Lady Lions will be in Baton Rouge to face Southern at 1 p.m. Southeastern then will host a pair of Southland Conference rivals over the weekend. The Lady Lions will face Stephen F. Austin on Saturday at 1 p.m. and Sam Houston State on Sunday at 11 a.m. 
     The Southeastern men’s and women’s track and field teams will open their outdoor campaign this week, competing in the Tulane Outdoor Invitational on Thursday in New Orleans. On Friday, pole vaulters Kovey Simmons and Brittany Pfantz will compete in the NCAA Indoor Qualifier in Baton Rouge.
     Both of this week’s women’s basketball games, Saturday’s men’s basketball game, as well as Tuesday and Friday’s baseball games will be broadcast live in the Hammond area on KSLU-FM (90.9) and on the Internet at Wednesday’s men’s basketball game will be on exclusively.

Tuesday, February 28
Baseball, at Tulane, New Orleans, 6:30 p.m. (KSLU)
Wednesday, February 29
Men’s Basketball, vs. McNeese State (Senior Day), University Center, 7 p.m.*
Women’s Basketball, at McNeese State, Lake Charles, 7 p.m. (KSLU)*
Softball, vs. Southern, North Oak Park, 6 p.m.
Women’s Tennis, at Southern, Baton Rouge, 1 p.m.
Thursday, March 1
Men’s and Women’s Track and Field, at Tulane Outdoor Invite, New Orleans, All Day
Friday, March 2
Baseball, vs. Central Michigan, Lake Charles, 3 p.m. (KSLU)
Baseball, at McNeese State, Lake Charles, 7 p.m. (KSLU)
Softball, vs. Alabama State (Buzz Classic), Atlanta, Ga., 2:30 p.m.
Softball, vs. Morehead State (Buzz Classic), Atlanta, Ga., 5 p.m.
Men’s and Women’s Track and Field, at NCAA Indoor Qualifier, Baton Rouge, All Day
Saturday, March 3
Women’s Basketball, vs. Nicholls State (Senior Day), University Center, 12 p.m. (KSLU)*
Men’s Basketball, at Nicholls State, Thibodaux, 3:30 p.m. (KSLU)*
Baseball, vs. Central Michigan, Lake Charles, 2 p.m.
Softball, vs. Elon (Buzz Classic), Atlanta, Ga., 1 p.m.
Softball, vs. Tennessee Tech (Buzz Classic), Atlanta, Ga., 6 p.m.
Women’s Tennis, vs. Stephen F. Austin, Southeastern Tennis Complex, 1 p.m.*
Sunday, March 4
Softball, at Georgia Tech (Buzz Classic), Atlanta, Ga., 10 a.m.
Women’s Tennis, vs. Sam Houston State, Southeastern Tennis Complex, 11 a.m.*
Southeastern home events in bold
* - Southland Conference contest

Professional activities
Charles Elliott
(History and Political Science) presented “Lincoln In/And Louisiana: (Re) Considering Causation and the Creole State” at the Hammond Public Library Feb. 7 as part of the “Let’s Talk About It: Making Sense of the American Civil War” program funded by the American Library Association and the National Endowment for the Humanities.
     Rhett Allain (Chemistry & Physics) gave an invited talk at the recent American Association of Physics Teachers Conference in Ontario, CA. The title of the talk was “Angry Birds Physics.”
     Connie Budden (Management) and Michael Budden (Marketing) had their paper, “Developing Crisis Management Skills through a Realistic Case Involving a Chemical Spill” accepted for publication in the Journal of Business Case Studies.
     Dr. Yu Hsing (Economics), Dr. Susan Zee (Supply Chain Management), Dr. Michael Budden (Marketing) and Dr. Robert Cope (Supply Chain Management) had their article, “Impacts of the Aggregate Economic and Financial Conditions on Output in an Emerging Economy,” published in the spring issue of the Journal of Applied Business Research.
During the Mardi Gras break, Dr. Francesco Fiumara (Languages and Communication) shared his expertise in foreign language radio broadcast with the undergraduate and graduate students of Italian at the University of Virginia (Charlottesville, VA). While introducing UVA students to the history of Italian radio, Dr. Fiumara showed them how doing radio in Italian can boost their speaking performances in the target language. He is the host and executive producer of two foreign language KSLU shows: the long running “Caffè Italia” (Sundays at 8 p.m.) and the brand new “El rincón hispano” (Sundays at 7 p.m.).

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