Women’s History Month

Chamber After Hours March 14

Guitar Fest expands format

Chemist receives Bercen grant

Priority registration set

Baldwin serves as caddy in PGA

Guest saxophonist to host class, concert

Center for Southeast LA Studies news

Social Work Student of the Year

“Live the Code” Nominations

‘Menagerie’ Theater Festival

Chefs Evening Bronze Sponsor

Piano student wins again


Fine and Performing Arts events

RaceTrac contest update

Southeastern in the news

Extended Studies news

This Week in Athletics

Professional activities

Southeastern to celebrate Women’s History Month
The Department of History and Political Science at Southeastern will host Women’s History Month during March with a free musical program and lecture series.
     Topics of politics, art, music and marriage will be incorporated into the month’s events set to take place on Southeastern’s campus and in the Hammond Regional Arts Center.
     “As always, we in the Department of History and Political Science are happy to join with our colleagues in the departments of English, Fine and Performing Arts, Languages and Communication, Psychology, and Sociology and Criminal Justice in sponsoring the 2012 Women’s History Month series,” said Robison, department head of History and Political Science. “We have a diverse and interesting list of presentations this year at a variety of times in several different venues. We wholeheartedly encourage everyone to join us in celebrating Women’s History.”
     The schedule for Women’s History Month includes:
March 13, 2 p.m., Student Union Theatre Lauren Doughty: “Sex with Vikings: An Exploration of Marriage and Concubinage in Early Midieval Scandinavia, Anglo-Saxon England and Normandy.” Doughty is a Louisiana State University History doctoral candidate and a graduate of Southeastern’s Master of Arts in History program. She will present the results of her ongoing doctoral research.
March 21, 5 p.m., Sims Memorial Library, 3rd floor Heather Burkett: “Alice Neel: Capturing Soul.” Underappreciated in her time because her portraits did not follow the conventions of the subject, Neel is now being recognized as a major artist because of her unique manner in presenting many famous people, including the artist Andy Warhol. A graduating senior in art history, Burkett examines Neel’s style, which she said was “capturing souls.”
March 26, 7 p.m., Pottle Auditorium Thomas Kmiecik: Clarinet Concert. A Southeastern clarinetist, Kmiecik presents a program of clarinet music by women composers.
March 29, 12:30 p.m., Student Union Theatre Margaret Gonzalez-Perez: “Women of the Arab Spring.” A Southeastern political scientist, Gonzalez-Perez, author of “Women and Terrorism: Female Activity in Domestic and International Terror Groups” and an authority on women in the international sphere, discusses her latest research on the Middle Eastern phenomenon known as the Arab Spring.
     For additional information about Southeastern’s Women’s History Month, contact Robison at 549-2413 or

Southeastern to host Chamber After Hours
Southeastern and Northshore Technical Community College will be the hosts for a triple Chamber After Hours scheduled for 5 p.m. Wednesday, March 14.
     Sponsored by the three area chambers of commerce in Hammond, Ponchatoula and Amite, the event will be held on “Strawberry Point,” the fourth four level of the university’s parking garage overlooking the baseball stadium.
     The event will provide participants the opportunity to watch the Southeastern Lions baseball team take on Mississippi State in a game starting at 6 p.m.
     “This will be a great opportunity for our three area chambers to get together and enjoy a spring evening while watching a game from the elevated level of Strawberry Point,” said Erin Cowser, Southeastern director of Governmental and Public Affairs.
     Tours of the Strawberry Stadium Victory Suite will be offered, which will also serve as the backup site in the case of inclement weather. Tickets for the university’s Chefs Evening, scheduled Sunday, April 1, will also be available at the event.
     For more information, contact any of the three chambers of commerce.
Southeastern schedules annual Guitar Fest Patrick Kerber
The annual Southeastern Guitar Festival will present an expanded format this season with several new features, including the first High School Students Guitar Symposium.
     The festival is scheduled to run from mid-March to early April, said guitar instructor Patrick Kerber, right, festival coordinator. All events are free and open to the public.
     Kerber will launch the festival with a faculty recital on March 12 at 7:30 p.m. in the Pottle Music Auditorium. His performance will feature music for the guitar ranging from the Renaissance to the contemporary.
     On March 21 Jeffrey George, professor of guitar at the University of Louisiana Lafayette, will present a guest recital, performing on a period Baroque guitar and the classical guitar. George has performed classical and jazz guitar throughout the United States. The 7:30 p.m. recital will be held in the Pottle Auditorium.
     The Southeastern Guitar Ensemble returns March 28 at 7:30 p.m. in the Pottle Auditorium. The group will perform music for guitar quartets, guitar and violin, and the full ensemble, which consists of 14 members. The concert will feature music from German Baroque, Brazil, Argentina, and Spain, and will also include student arrangements.
     “I am very excited about a brand new event, the High School Students Guitar Symposium, which will be open to students from Tangipahoa and St. Tammany parishes,” said Kerber.
     David BryanThe symposium -- scheduled March 31 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Pottle Recital Hall -- will feature classes and performing opportunities for area students, with an emphasis on music theory to expand the students’ understanding and knowledge of the fret board.
     “Guitar classes in area high schools have developed and have achieved quite high standards over the past few years,” Kerber said. “This is a result of the continued development of the Gifted and Talented Programs, and quite frankly, the excellent work done by Southeastern music education graduates teaching in area schools.”
     The increasingly popular All Styles Night on the Circle will take place on April 4 at 7:30 p.m. on the outdoor Pottle Performance Circle. The concert will feature an eclectic mix of jazz, classical, contemporary, bluegrass, and original music for guitar performed by students, alumni, and local artists.
     “This event has become a fixture in the festival, offering something for everyone,” added Kerber.
     The festival will close with a recital/concert at 7:30 p.m. in Pottle Auditorium, featuring David Bryan, left, a Southeastern alumnus and lecturer in the Department of Fine and Performing Arts. Bryan will perform as a soloist and with guest artists soprano Jessica Davis Bryan, saxophonist, Zachary Garner, and Kerber.
     Sponsored by the Student Government Association, the Arts and Lectures Committee, and the Southeastern Guitar Club, all of the events are free admission. Formore information contact Kerber at 549-2886, or pkerber

Southeastern chemist awarded grant to develop paper coatings Southeastern Chemist receives grant from Bercen
Preliminary research performed by Southeastern chemistry students has led to a university chemist being awarded $40,214 to develop new paper coating agents for Bercen, Inc., an international manufacturing facility for paper chemicals located in Denham Springs.
     With a $28,214 grant from the Louisiana Board of Regents and $12,000 from Bercen, Jean Fotie, assistant professor in the Department of Chemistry and Physics, will work on synthesizing new paper sizing agents, compounds that allow ink to adhere to paper without bleeding or smudging.
     “There are a limited number of routes that give this property to paper,” Fotie said. “Our work will look at several promising new sizing compounds and new ways to apply them to paper.”
     The work builds on some initial results generated through Southeastern’s SEAL program. SEAL which stands for Student Entrepreneurs as Active Leaders is a university program that links a student-run, faculty-supervised organization with industrial partners to work on research problems encountered in industry.
     Fotie will involve undergraduate students in the research, giving them the opportunity to do fundamental chemistry in the lab and see it applied to an industrial process.
     “Southeastern brings skills and techniques that we do not have here,” said Bercen Technology Director Joseph Schaffer. “Working with the SEAL team brings us these capabilities, while giving students experience in solving real world problems. Our company can draw on their natural ability to innovate.”
     “The grant demonstrates the ability of the university to work in areas that help the economy of the state, train students for good jobs, and demonstrate to technology companies that Louisiana has a lot to offer,” added Debra Dolliver, associate professor of chemistry and co-investigator on the project.
     Bercen is an employee-owned company that established its global headquarters and principal manufacturing plant in Denham Springs in 2009. Started in 1959, the company specializes exclusively in paper-related chemicals with more than 35 percent of its sales outside the United States.

Above: Jean Fotie, left, assistant professor of chemistry at Southeastern, will perform research on paper coatings for Bercen, Inc. of Denham Springs through a grant from the Louisiana Board of Regents and the company. Working with him on the project will be senior chemistry students Jessica Rhodus of Walker and Bijay Bhattarai of Nepal.
Southeastern announces summer - fall priority registration
Southeastern students may register for summer and fall 2012 classes Monday, March 19, through Friday, March 23.
     “The priority registration period is for all currently enrolled students, students recently accepted to the university, returning students, new transfer and graduate students,” said Harold Martin, assistant director of student registration management. “It is in the student’s best interest to take advantage of priority registration.”
     Students may check registration appointment times, summer and fall class schedules, 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, 985-549-2066, 1-800-222-7358 or
Baldwin to serve as caddy for former Lion making PGA debut Tim Baldwin and Alvaro Arizabaleta
For the majority of people in the collegiate golf world, playing on the PGA Tour is the ultimate dream. A close second would be to serve as a caddy. For Southeastern golf coach Tim Baldwinand former letterwinner Alvaro Arizabaleta, both dreams will be fulfilled this week.
     Baldwin, Southeastern’s golf coach since 1988, will serve as a caddie for Arizabaleta, who will make his PGA debut, when the Puerto Rico Open begins on Thursday at the Trump International Golf Club at Coco Beach Resort. The tournament will be televised on the Golf Channel. Highlighting the 132-player field are 2009 Masters Champion Angel Cabrera of Argentina and 2001 British Open champion David Duval.
     “I got a call from Alvaro about a month ago telling me how he would make his PGA debut in Puerto Rico in March,” Baldwin said. “He then asked me if I could caddie for him. As you can imagine, I was happy that Al thought enough of me to want me on his bag for his (PGA) debut. We have always had a good relationship, and this is a big thrill for both of us.”
     Arizabaleta, who captured medalist honors as a freshman at the 2010 Southland Conference Championships at Carter Plantation, claimed a pair of individual titles last year playing on the Tour de las Americas’ Tour before advancing to the PGA Tour. The native Colombian earned his biggest victory of his young professional career when he captured the 64th Colombian Open.
     Before beginning competition on Thursday, the duo played in a practice round where Baldwin was able to prepare information for use on the par-72, 7,526-yard course.
“Alvaro is an exceptional talent,” Baldwin said. “If he can have a good week and make the cut it will open up many more opportunities for him in the future. Al is a feisty player who likes challenges.”
     Along with Arizabaleta, former Lion Hugo Leon will battle for a spot in the 72-hole event when he competes in a qualifier on Monday. Leon, who earned a spot in the 2010 U.S. Open, has competed on the Canadian PGA Tour and the Nationwide Tour.

Above: Alvaro Arizabaleta, left, and Southeastern golf coach Tim Baldwin take a moment at the Puerto Rico open.

Guest saxophonist to hold master class and concert
The Department of Fine and Performing Arts will present guest saxophonist Otis Murphy in concert Wednesday, March 14 at 7:30 p.m. in Pottle Auditorium. Murphy’s appearance at Southeastern is made possible in part through the generous support of the Lyceum Arts & Lectures Committee.
     Murphy joined the faculty of the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music at the age of 28, becoming one of the youngest faculty members in its history, and where he is currently Associate Professor of Music. He has released some15 recordings including four solo compact discs, and his latest solo release, “Summertime,” has received critical acclaim.
     Prior to Wednesday's concert, Murphy will hold a masterclass on Tuesday, March 13, at 7:30 p.m. in Pottle Auditorium.
Center for Southeast Louisiana Studies news Sam Hyde
On March 5, the Center for Southeast Louisiana Studies served as host for a Teacher’s Workshop highlighting the bicentennial of Louisiana statehood. More than 50 area teachers attended the day-long workshop held in Sims Memorial Library.
     Interim Dean of the College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences, Karen Fontenot, delivered a welcome to the group to kick off the event. Participants included Professor Al Dranguet, who provided a presentation on the process of achieving statehood, and Sam Hyde, right, who offered a talk on the peculiar position of Louisiana’s Florida Parishes in the statehood process. Keith Finley led a tour of the Center and answered questions concerning the Center’s mission and services.
     The workshop was one of six hosted across the state as part of Lt. Governor Jay Dardennes 200 Years in the Making: Celebrating the Bicentennial of Louisiana Statehood educational series. It served as a component of the Center’s continuing educational outreach mission to regional teachers and students.

Maulden named Louisiana Social Work Student of the Year Chelsea Maulden
A Southeastern senior from Prairieville has been named the Student of the Year by the National Association of Social Workers Louisiana Chapter.
     Chelsea Maulden, a social work major who will graduate in May, will be officially recognized at the NASW-Louisiana annual conference later this month in Baton Rouge. She was selected on the basis of representing the best of the profession’s values and achievements.
     “Chelsea has made significant contributions to our region through her volunteer work and continues to be an inspiration to us all,” said Heidi Kulkin, coordinator of Southeastern’s Social Work Program. “She is professional, insightful, empathetic and has a solid ethical stance rooted in the profession’s Code of Ethics.”
     Maulden is currently completing an internship in the YEA program. Short for “Youth Entering Adulthood,” the independent living skills program targeted for youth between the ages of 14 and 21 is designed to teach youth skills they need to live a successful, independent life.
     “I have a lot of interest in this area,” Maulden said. “There are not a lot of services in the system for young people who are aging out of the foster care system. “It’s somewhat a forgotten group, and I would like to see that changed.”
     Maulden, who is currently applying to graduate schools to continue her social work studies, has volunteered as a Court Appointed Special Advocate for Child Advocacy Services and is the undergraduate student representative on the board of NASW-Louisiana. She is a member of the Phi Alpha Social Work honor society.
     Southeastern’s bachelor of science social work program focuses on preparing entry level practitioners to work with diverse populations in rural and small communities. In addition to course work, students must also complete a field internship at a social service agency.
“Live the Code” Nominations
The Office of Student Advocacy and Accountability at Southeastern works with students to encourage honorable behavior that models the Code of Conduct. Live the Code is a campaign to recognize students, who uphold worthy characteristics such as leadership, integrity, values, excellence, responsibility, citizenship, respect for self, peers, educators, and community.
     Students are nominated by University Administration, Faculty and Staff, or are recognized by an active student organizations' president. Only one Live the Code award will be recognized at the DSA Annual Convocation held in May.

Sophomore status or above
Must be free of any infraction of the Code of Conduct
Considered in Good Disciplinary and Academic standing during the fall 2011 and spring 2012 semester.
Enrolled full-time (12 hrs or more)
Cumulative GPA of 3.0
Must be active in one or more extracurricular activities or organizations on campus and demonstrate leadership and involvement.
Has shown outstanding contributions in the community on and off-campus, going above the call of a traditional student.

Selection Process:
A committee of representatives from a variety of areas on campus will review the applications and make a selection based on the criteria above.
Selection is based on involvement in student organizations, committee appointments, honors, awards, and community service.

     The nomination deadline is Friday, March 23, by 12:30 p.m. The nomination form may be accessed at

Southeastern to host 24-hour ‘Menagerie’ Theater Festival
Southeastern students will join with area community participants to stage a 24-hour theater festival March 24 in honor of the 26th annual Tennessee Williams Festival.
Called “7 Shards of Glass” and inspired by Williams’ autobiographical play “The Glass Menagerie,” the event will be under the artistic direction of James Winter, Southeastern assistant professor of theater, and Taylor McLellan of the Louisiana Center for Theatrical Arts, an area non-profit organization that offers theatrical productions, classes and workshops.
     The festival is sponsored by Alpha Psi Omega, the university theatre honor society, and will begin at 8 p.m. in the Vonnie Borden Theatre in D Vickers Hall. Tickets are $7 for adults and $5 for students with university identification from any area institutions and go on sale March 19-22 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Vonnie Borden box office. The box office will also sell tickets at 7 p.m. prior to the show. Advance reservations can be made by calling 985-549-2115.
     The 24-hour format allows students and community members to take part in a fully staged play within the length of one day. More than 25 participants will be involved in the event, including current Southeastern students and alumni. Participants enter into the festival by selecting a role as director, playwright, designer or actor.
     The night before the festival, each of the playwrights will be assigned one of the seven scenes from “The Glass Menagerie” and will reinterpret each scene while staying true to Williams’ original work. Once the playwrights have completed their scripts, the directors and actors will be assigned to their scene and rehearse until performance time. After a day of rehearsal, each scene will be performed in sequence before the audience.
     “I think the audience has the opportunity to witness a pretty wild experiment here,” said Winter. “Taking a piece of classic literature and having 30 or so artists re-invent it in less than 24 hours is ambitious to say the least.”
     According to Winter, one scene from the play will be completely choreographed by Southeastern student Crystal Schayot.
     “We chose to have a choreographer interpret one of the scenes because our plan is to combine as many of the arts as possible in our re-imagining of the play,” Winter added.
     “This event will be an evening of entertainment through a unique flow of theatrical storytelling,” said McClellan. “It will stretch the boundaries of plastic theater in seven directions, while giving the audience a truly original performance inspired by one of Williams’ most iconic works. This is not a production of ‘The Glass Menagerie,’ but rather seven individual pieces shards of glass so to speak that build on top of each other, displaying what happens when you take this beautiful prism of a script, look at all its angles and refractions, and then let your imagination run wild.”
     “This is the biggest theatrical production offered by our chapter of Alpha Psi Omega in nearly four years,” said Winter, who serves as the organization’s faculty adviser.

North Oaks is Bronze Sponsor for Chefs Evening 2012 Melanie Zaffuto and Lynn Harris Horgan
In recognition of the North Oaks Health System’s sponsorship of Southeastern’s upcoming Chefs Evening, Lynn Harris Horgan, Southeastern Foundation director of Corporate and Foundation Relations, left, presents Chefs Evening tickets to North Oaks Communications Director Melanie Zaffuto. North Oaks is a Bronze Sponsor for Chefs Evening 2012. Proceeds from event provide unrestricted support for the colleges of the university. Chefs Evening will be held April 1 from 5 to 8 p.m. at the Southeastern Pennington Student Activity Center. For ticket information, call 985-549-3770 or 1-866-474-4438 or email

Southeastern piano student continues winning ways Liliia Oliinyk
Southeastern piano performance major Liliia Oliinyk continued her recent winning ways in the 2012 Caudell Cup Piano Competition Saturday (March 3) at Louisiana College in Pineville.
     A senior from the Ukraine who studies under Associate Professor of Piano Kenneth Boulton, Oliinyk was awarded second place in the piano competition, which is open to all undergraduate piano students in the state. The competition which was first held in 1922 -- included students from universities throughout Louisiana and was adjudicated by renowned pianist Pamela Mia Paul of the University of North Texas.
     Oliinyk recently was named first alternate in the Music Teachers National Association Young Artist competition for the South Central Regional Competition, having previously won the MTNA Young Artist Louisiana Competition. Additionally, she was named the grand prize winner of the 2009 DeBose national piano competition held in Baton Rouge and placed second in the 2009 Rapides Young Artist Concerto Competition in Alexandria.
     “Once again, Liliia superbly represented herself, our department and the entire university at this event,” Boulton said.

Fine and Performing Arts events this week
Otis Murphy masterclass on Tuesday, March 13, at 7:30 p.m. in Pottle Auditorium.
Otis Murphy concert on Wednesday, March 14, at 7:30 p.m. in Pottle Auditorium.
The Fine Arts Student Exhibition continues in the Contemporary Art Gallery through April 5.

RaceTrac contest update RaceTrac logo

The RaceTrac contest continues through April 30. Below are the current results through March 7.


Female - $1,021

Male - $ 433

Southeastern in the news

Hammond Daily Star
Former “Survivor” star tells students about challenges on island of life

Jindal plan stuns Southeastern Faculty Senate


Baton Rouge Advocate
Financial workshops planned for teachers

Telly Awards given to 2 SLU programs

SLU instructor picked for achievement award

Agencies to add more online tax seminars


Colleges seek older students (CALL program)
Southeastern to host 24-hour theatre festival


Associated Press (multiple locations)
Southeastern Guitar Festival begins

Extended Studies news

Introduction to Social Media for Seniors
(Thursday, March 22, 1 to 5 p.m.)
In this course, students will be introduced to various forms of social media and learn how to take full advantage of all that they have to offer, exploring the Facebook, Twitter, and/or Myspace sites and learning how to enhance communication with family and friends through the Internet. Topics may also include video chatting such as Skype and FaceTime, as well as mobile communications like SMS and MMS. The cost is $100.

Introduction to Social Media for Seniors
(Tuesday, March 20, 1 to 5 p.m.)
In this course, students will be introduced to various forms of social media and learn how to take full advantage of all that they have to offer, exploring the Facebook, Twitter, and/or Myspace sites and learning how to enhance communication with family and friends through the Internet. Topics may also include video chatting such as Skype and FaceTime, as well as mobile communications like SMS and MMS. The cost is $100.

Adobe Photoshop for Photography- Intermediate (Wednesday, March 21, 6 to 9 p.m.)
Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to: create color profiles; use advanced tools i.e., Magic Wand; retouch and restore; advanced filters e.g,Liquefy; 3-D text; use multiple adjustment layers and masks. The cost is $95.


Introduction to Java, Part 1 (Wednesday, March 21, 6 to 8 p.m.)
This entry level workshop will enable students to create programs to solve mathematical problems in business situations and will help them to learn the notion of programming, using object-oriented language. The cost is $100.

Robert’s Rules of Order (Friday, March 23, 8 a.m. to 12 p.m.)
Roberts Rules of Order govern the conduct of most meeting of clubs, associations, large or small corporations, and public bodies. Discussions will include the techniques for members of such organizations to express their will in a competent, straight-forward manner so as to present the views of the members on issues and, at the same time, prevent chaos during the meetings. Voting methods, polling of votes, and the effects of abstention of voting will be explained, as well as appropriate consideration of motions, amendments to motions, tabling of motions, and preparation of and changing of pre-meeting agendas. The cost is $50.

To register, or for further details on these or other courses that are available please visit:
Hammond- Mandeville- Walker-

This Week in Athletics
The Southeastern baseball team will host nationally-ranked Mississippi State on Tuesday and Wednesday to highlight this week in Southeastern Athletics.
     The Lions (11-5, 1-2 Southland) will welcome the No. 23 Bulldogs for a two-game midweek set with first pitch for both games set for 6 p.m. at Alumni Field. Wedneday’s game will feature postgame fireworks and Thunderstix will be handed out prior to Tuesday’s game.
     After the pair versus MSU, Southeastern heads to Texas A&M-Corpus Christi for a three-game Southland Conference series. The series opens with a 6 p.m. contest on Friday evening. Saturday’s game is set for 2 p.m. with the series finale scheduled for 1 p.m. on Sunday. All Southeastern baseball games this week will be broadcast live in the Hammond area on KSLU-FM (90.9) and on the Internet at
     The softball team (4-19) has six games on tap this week. On Monday, the Lady Lions head north to Ruston to face Louisiana Tech in a 3 p.m. doubleheader. Wednesday will see Southeastern head to Jackson State for a 4 p.m. doubleheader in Jackson, Miss.
Southeastern will then return home to open Southland Conference play, hosting league foe Central Arkansas. The series opens with a 6 p.m. contest on Friday and closes with a 12 p.m. contest on Saturday.
     This week will mark the second week of the Greek Challenge, which covers all baseball and softball home games through April 28. The Greek organization with the highest attendance for those games will earn $1,000 and use of the party patio at the Southeastern home football game of its choice. Second place will receive $500 and the aforementioned party patio use, while the third place organization earns $250.
     The women’s tennis team (6-4, 0-2 Southland) will return home to host a league match versus Nicholls State on Thursday at 2 p.m. at the Southeastern Tennis Complex. The Lions take a break from league play on Saturday, facing Jackson State at 12 p.m. in Jackson, Miss.
     The men’s and women’s track and field teams continue the outdoor season this week. The Lions and Lady Lions will head to Lafayette on Friday to compete in the Louisiana Classics.
Monday, March 12
Softball, at Louisiana Tech (DH), Ruston, 3 p.m.
Tuesday, March 13
Baseball, vs. No. 23 Mississippi State, Alumni Field, 6 p.m. (KSLU)
Wednesday, March 14
Baseball, vs. No. 23 Mississippi State, Alumni Field, 6 p.m. (KSLU)
Softball, at Jackson State (DH), Jackson, Miss., 4 p.m.
Thursday, March 15
Women’s Tennis, vs. Nicholls State, Southeastern Tennis Complex, 2 p.m.*
Friday, March 16
Baseball, at Texas A&M-Corpus Christi, Corpus Christi, Texas, 6 p.m. (KSLU)*
Softball, vs. Central Arkansas, North Oak Park, 6 p.m.*
Men’s and Women’s Track and Field, at Louisiana Classics, Lafayette, All Day
Saturday, March 17
Baseball, at Texas A&M-Corpus Christi, Corpus Christi, Texas, 2 p.m. (KSLU)*
Softball, vs. Central Arkansas, North Oak Park, 12 p.m.*
Women’s Tennis, at Jackson State, Jackson, Miss., 12 p.m.
Sunday, March 18
Baseball, at Texas A&M-Corpus Christi, Corpus Christi, Texas, 1 p.m. (KSLU)*
Southeastern home events in bold
* - Southland Conference game
Professional activities
At the Louisiana Historical Association’s 2012 conference (March 1-4), Southeastern History M.A. candidate Owen Hyman received the Hugh F. Rankin Prize for the best graduate student paper for “Jim Crow Unionism and the Civil Rights Act of 1964: Crown Zellerbach’s Fight Against Equal Employment in Bogalusa, Louisiana,” which he presented as part of a session on “Labor Politics in Nineteenth and Twentieth-Century Louisiana: Urban and Rural.” Earlier this academic year, Hyman received a similar award from the Gulf South Historical Association.
     At the LHA William B. Robison (History and Political Science) presented a paper, “Doubtful Thomases: Henry VIII's Ministers on Film,” as part of a session on “New Directions in Tudor-Stuart History.” On March 6 Robison also presented a lecture, “The British Are NOT Coming: Prince Albert, Palmerston, and Civil War Diplomacy,” at the Ponchatoula Branch of the Tangipahoa Parish Library as part of “Let’s Talk About it! Making Sense of the American Civil War,” a grant program funded through the American Library Association and the National Endowment for the Arts and sponsored locally by the Linus A. Sims Memorial Library and the Department of History and Political Science.
     Dr. Lara Gardner (Economics) and Dr. Donna Gilleskie (Economics) of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill authoredthe paper, “The Effects of State Medicaid Policies on the Dynamic Savings Patterns and Medicaid Enrollment of the Elderly,” which was accepted for publication in the Journal of Human Resources.
     Drs. Jean Fotie and Thomas Sommerfeld (Chemistry and Physics) and their research students Katelyn Dreux and Jacob Pittman published a paper titled “Unusual open chain quinolinyl peroxol and its alcohol counterpart obtained through a modified SkraupDoebnerVon Miller quinoline synthesis: theoretical studies and complete 1H- and 13C-NMR assignments” in Magnetic Resonance in Chemistry 2012, 50(1), 68-73, with a collaborator from the Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institute, Centre of Marine Biomedical and Biotechnology Research at Florida Atlantic University. To have access to paper, click here
     Charles Elliott (History and Political Science) presented “The Night the War Was (Re)Lost: (Re)Considering A Campaign that Almost Was,” as part of the Let's Talk About It: Making Sense of the American Civil War, a program funded by the American Library Association and the National Endowment for the Humanities at the Hammond Public Library on Feb. 15.

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