Convocation scheduled Aug. 10

CMS receives scholarship funding

Removable property notice

Quarterly Safety Meeting

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Professional activities

Faculty/Staff Annual Convocation scheduled August 10
Southeastern will launch the 2012-2013 academic year with its annual fall convocation for faculty and staff on Friday, August 10, at 10:30 a.m., at the Columbia Theatre for the Performing Arts in downtown Hammond.
     The convocation will include presentation of the President's Awards for Excellence, the university's highest faculty and staff honors, as well as presentation of service awards to faculty and staff who have been with the university for 25, 30, 35, 40 and 45 years. Also to be recognized are new faculty and staff, faculty tenure and promotions and donors who have established newly endowed professorships.
     The university will provide a shuttle service for the event for faculty and staff to and from the parking facility adjacent to Strawberry Stadium beginning at 9 a.m.  The annual Alumni Association-sponsored picnic at Twelve Oaks on campus will immediately follow the morning's ceremonies.

Southeastern Community Music School to offer scholarshipsFirst Guaranty Bank makes scholarship donation
The Southeastern Community Music School (CMS) is offering scholarships to some students thanks to a donation from First Guaranty Bank.
     "We are very grateful for the generosity of First Guaranty Bank, which has afforded us the opportunity to give scholarships to students who may not otherwise be able to afford music instruction," said Community Music School Director Jivka Jeleva. "These scholarships will also reward music students who possess special talent and demonstrate dedication to their music education."
     During the fall 2012 semester, CMS will offer four full scholarships to students from low income families. Jeleva said candidates must provide documentation proving that they are on a reduced or free lunch program at their schools, as well as undergo a brief interview.
     "We will also offer five tuition reduction scholarships to students who possess special talent," Jeleva added. "Candidates will undergo an audition where they will be required to perform by memory on their instrument two pieces in contrasting styles."
     To qualify for the scholarships based on talent, candidates must commit to being students of the Community Music School for the fall 2012 and the spring of 2013 semesters.
     Auditions are scheduled August 16 at 4:30 p.m. in the Pottle Music Building Recital Hall. Parents and relatives of the candidates are welcome to attend.
     Candidates must sign up for the audition by submitting a registration form and a $5 processing fee to the Community Music School, SLU 10817, Hammond, LA 70402, no later than August 10, 2012.
     For more information, contact the Community Music School at 985-549-5502 or email

Above: Alton Lewis, chief executive officer and chairman of the board of First Guaranty Bank, presents Southeastern Louisiana University Community Music School Director Jivka Jeleva, center, with a check to support scholarships for potential CMS students. With them is Lynn Horgan, director of development.

Notice Regarding Dismantling of Movable Property
Computers and laptops sent to the Client Services Help Desk (previously Basic Computing Services) to be sanitized MUST have all components, or the equipment will be returned to the department until such time as all the parts are intact, or the power cord/charger has been located. This procedure follows the same guidelines as Louisiana State Property Regulations.
     Louisiana State Property Regulations states moveable property cannot be dismantled without prior approval. This approval may include the Louisiana Property Assistance Agency or Southeastern Property Control, or both. This includes computers and laptops.
     Removing memory or other components from a computer, or attempting to surplus a laptop without a power cord/charger is considered dismantling an asset. Southeastern can be cited by the Louisiana Property Assistance Agency for non-compliance and may become subject to penalty.

Quarterly Safety Meeting
The Quarterly Safety Meeting for July 2012 is available on-line. All employees including faculty, staff, student workers, resident assistants and graduate assistants shall complete the Quarterly Safety Meeting. The ultimate responsibility lies with the Budget Unit Head to make sure all employees complete the training.
     The Office of Risk Management requires all employees to review the Quarterly Safety Meeting and be aware of their responsibilities as it relates to safety. The topic for this quarter is "Emergency Preparedness Checklist."
     To access, please click on the following link:
You will need to login with your W number and password. Once you have read the report, check that you have read the report and click on the "Submit" button. This should be completed no later than July 31, 2012. Should you need any assistance, please contact the Safety Office at extension 2157.Your cooperation is greatly appreciated.

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Professional activities
Keith Finley (History and Political Science) spoke about the tactics of U.S. senators who opposed civil rights legislation from 1938 to 1965 when the LSU Faculty and Staff Retirees Club met in April.
     Dr. Margaret Gonzalez-Perez (History and Political Science) is the author of "From Freedom Birds to Water Buffaloes: Women Terrorists in Asia," in Cindy D. Ness' edited volume, Female Terrorism and Miltancy: Agency, Utility, and Organization, which was recently selected by the journal, Perspectives on Terrorism as one of the Top 150 Books on Terrorism.
     Dr. Cheryll Javaherian (Languages and Communication) has had a paper published in the International Journal of the Humanities, Vol. 9, Issue 9, pp. 113-121.  The article is entitled "Tragi-Satiric Irony in César Vallejo's 'Poemas humanos': Sex and Death in 'Esto'.
     Dr. Richard Louth (English), Director of the Southeastern Louisiana Writing Project, announces that the Southeastern Louisiana Writing Project has received a $20,000 Teacher Leader Development Grant from the National Writing Project.  This grant will fund an Advanced Institute in Teaching Writing led by Louth in July, as well as associated writing and continuity activities for SLWP teacher-consultants during the 2012-13 school year.


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