Open registration underway

Students Zoom into Careers

Camp Rec. July 30 - Aug. 3

LeJeune-Ponze presents paper

Holloway speaks at webinar


Southeastern in the news

Professional activities

Southeastern fall 2012 open registration underway
Southeastern students may register for fall 2012 classes now through August 8, 2012, during open registration.
     The open registration period is for all currently enrolled students, returning students, new transfer, and graduate students.
Students may check fall class offerings and register online by logging into their LEONet account from Southeastern's webpage,
     Students in departments that require advising must be advised prior to registering. Additionally, any students with registration holds on their accounts will not be able to access the registration system until holds have been cleared.
     For additional information about registration, contact Southeastern's Office of the Registrar at 549-2066, 1-800-222-7358 or

Students Zoom into Careers at Southeastern
Approximately 70 junior high and high school students explored the exciting fields of culinary arts, nursing, photography, theatre, criminal justice, digital innovation, web design, and television at Southeastern last week through "Zoom into Careers" workshops.
     The workshops were available to 7-12 grade students and were held on the main campus in Hammond, at Southeastern's St. Tammany Center in Mandeville, and the Livingston Parish Literacy and Technology Center in Livingston. The workshops featured a number of professionals who instructed the students in various career paths.

1)Zoom into Nursing2)Zoom into Television


1) Participants practice giving injections to fruit during this year's Zoom into Nursing. Students also learned a variety of hands-on, basic nursing tasks, including changing a sterile dressing, taking blood pressure, starting an IV on a simulator and performing common lab tests. From left are participants Chelsea Ducre, Nikki Hughes, and Kenley Forbes.

2) Students learned every aspect of television including writing, producing, anchoring, film editing, and camera operation during Zoom into Television.This year's participants included, from left, Paige DeLeo, Luke Orlando and Joseph Catalanello. In the background are Southeastern students waiting to be interviewed.


Southeastern to host Camp Rec. July 30 – August 3
Southeastern's Department of Recreational Sports and Wellness is hosting the "Back to School Blast," a week-long camp July 30 – August 3. Created for children ages 5 to 12, the "Back to School Blast" is an option for parents looking for one last camp before school starts.
     Scheduled from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. each day, Camp Rec. will have a variety of activities planned throughout the week at the Pennington Student Activity Center, located at the corner of University Avenue and General Pershing Avenue. Amy Oberschmidt, assistant director of Guest Services, said activities include outdoor adventures, field day games, arts and crafts, health and fitness talks, relay races, a talent show, water fun, a quiz bowl and pizza day.
     "Camp Rec. appeals to parents because of its unique educational and recreational components," said Oberschmidt. "With its highly qualified professional and student staff, Southeastern's Recreational Sports and Wellness Department is able to provide a very structured camp experience that includes loads of fun and a healthy dose of wellness education."
     Oberschmidt said registration for Camp Rec. includes breakfast, lunch and snacks each day. Early camper drop-off and pick-up are provided at 6:50 a.m. and 5:45 p.m., respectively.
     Registration for the camp is $125, with a $15 discount for each additional sibling per family. To register or for more information, call 549-5591 or visit the membership desk at the Pennington Student Activity Center.

Southeastern professor participates in Italian food conference
Southeastern Professor Elisabetta LeJeune Ponze presented her paper "Sicilian Traditions in Southeast Louisiana" June 8-9 at Food Conference: Perugia, an international convention on the history and culture of Italian food.
     The food conference utilized the broad topic of food as a lens to analyze the last 150 years of Italian history and cultural identity. In those years, there has been much discussion of seemingly contradictory trends, including the need for unification beyond simply the political, the promotion of regional differences, and the simultaneous encouragement of both immigration and emigration.
     Key to much of this discussion is the question of identity, one powerful example of which is expressed through food. For example, the election sign from the separatist Northern League that reads, "More Polenta, Less Cous-Cous," shows that food is often more than just a meal: it functions as a symbol with multiple semantic layers.
     Like Ponze's, other professors' papers varied from "Food Perceptions and Issues for American Universities in Italy" to "Slow Food Movement and Facebook: The Paradox of Advocating Slow Living through Fast Technology."
     For more information about Food Conference: Perugia, please contact Umbra Institute professor and conference organizer Zachary Nowak at

Holloway speaks at C2ER webinar
Herb Holloway, research economist at the Southeastern Business Research Center, spoke at the Council for Community and Economic Research webinar (C2ER) on June 19.
     Holloway discussed C2ER's Cost of Living Index and how it can be used in business relocation operations. Some of the specific points included:

1) using the Cost of Living Index (COLI) to convert salaries in different locations to "real" income so they can be compared,
2) using sub-components of the index (housing, transportation, etc.) to tailor it to specific situations,
3) research into the reasons for movement of an index over time (e.g. the declining Tangipahoa Parish housing cost index), and
4) demonstrating economic concepts such as supply and demand, elasticity, etc. using the COLI.

     C2ER's Cost of Living Index has been published quarterly since 1968. Originally titled Inter-City Cost of Living Indicators, this venerable project has attracted a range of uses and a widely varied audience since its inception.

Southeastern in the news
Hammond Daily Star
Southeastern faces $9.4 million cut

SLU: Extent of layoffs unknown

Edwards questions legislative action

Southeastern censured by AAUP

ULS raises fees cap on vehicles

Action 17 News
Southeastern cuts $10 million more (Rep. Broadwater video)

SLU gets permission but has not opted to raise parking fees

NOLA Defender
Scholars group slaps SLU, La. universities with censures

Chronicle of Higher Education
AAUP censures 3 Louisiana universities and rebukes U of Virginia

New Orleans Times Picayune
LSU, 2 other state universities censured by professors' organization

BR Advocate

Not playing with rights

National honor society inducts 86 from SLU

SLU honors students in Livingston, Tangipahoa

Associated Press
Universities to save by refinancing bonds

Professional activities
Dr. Barbara Forrest (History and Political Science) presented "Match Made in Heaven: How Religious Right Politics Is Damaging State Lawmaking" at a plenary session of the annual meeting of the American Humanist Association in New Orleans on June 8.
     Charles Elliott (History and Political Science) presented "Incorporated into the United States, and admitted as soon as possible to the Principles of the Federal Constitution: Promises, Perceptions, and Problems of Louisiana Statehood in 1812" at the 2012 A+PEL (Associated Professional Educators of Louisiana) American Studies Teachers Conference on "Two Hundred Years a State: Honoring Louisiana's Bicentennial" in Baton Rouge in April.


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