Rock 'n Roar sees record numbers

Southeastern's community service recognized

VP of Administration and Finance retiring

Retiree reception scheduled March 27

Parking, entrance to be addressed

Students help with LEAP test preparations

Women's History Month lecture today

Mississippi authors to be featured

Jazz Enzemble One concert March 27

Chamber Orchestra to feature soloists

Camp Rec scheduled in April

Entergy supports Chefs Evening

Bill Evans 2012 Jazz Festival

Zoom into Careers this summer

Human Resources news

Fine and Performing Arts events

Orientation Leaders recognized

Southeastern in the news

RaceTrac Contest update

This Week in Athletics

Professional activities

Rock 'n Roarsees record numbers
With a beautiful, sunny day Saturday, Southeastern’s 16th annual Rock ‘n Roar celebration for the Southeast Louisiana District Literary Rally attracted more than 2,900 high school students, a record high,from 72 area schools. Public and private high school students from East Baton Rouge, East Feliciana, Iberville, Livingston, St. Charles, St. Helena, St. John the Baptist, St. Tammany, Tangipahoa, Washington and West Feliciana parishes competed in 48 different academic subjects. The students were then free to participate in various activities in the War Memorial Student Union Park and to visit academic demonstrations in the union mall.

1) Rock and Roar display2) Rock and Roar entertains families


1) Chemistry instructor Nicole Carrier performs a demonstration for Brennan Blackwell, left, and London Peterson, both of Bowling Green High School in Franklinton at Saturday's Rock 'n Roar.

2) Volker Stiller, associate professor of biological sciences, right, explains principles of plant growth to the Hymel family of Ponchatoula, from left, Charlie, Ryan, Gabriel, a seventh grader at Ponchatoula Junior High, and little Callie.

Southeastern named to President’s Honor Roll for community service for second consecutive year
For the second consecutive year, Southeastern has been named to the President’s Higher Education Honor Roll for Community Service.
     The honor cites the work of more than 2,600 Southeastern students who provided nearly 98,500 service hours worth an estimated $2.1 million to help meet various needs throughout the region.
     The President’s Honor Roll recognizes institutions that “reflect the values of exemplary community service and achieve meaningful outcomes in their communities,” according to the Corporation for National and Community Service, which sponsors the program.
     “Service is an official element in Southeastern’s institutional values and basic mission,” said President John L. Crain. “We’re proud to see our students honored nationally for the thousands of hours of volunteer work they perform for area non-profit agencies and in our communities. We know the impact of their work is significant and valued.”
     “Service is evident in all aspects of Southeastern’s culture,” said Tena Golding, director of the Center for Faculty Excellence, which oversees service-learning projects at the university. “Service at Southeastern is very diverse. It may involve marketing students organizing and working in fundraising events for an area animal humane society, the work of ‘playologists’ at the Louisiana Children’s Discovery Center, or groups and organizations working together in the ‘Big Event’ to provide a wide range of services to meet community needs.”
     The university was recognized for both its community service activities and its service-learning projects.
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Stephen Smith retiring, reception scheduled March 29 Stephen Smith
Stephen Smith, who has worked in finance positions at Southeastern for nearly 35 years, will be retiring from the university at the end of March.
     Smith has served for almost 25 years as Vice President for Administration and Finance. He is a graduate of Southeastern with bachelor of science in accounting and master of business administration degrees.
     “Stephen has provided Southeastern with continuity and exceptional leadership in the Division of Administration and Finance,” said President John L. Crain. “He has been a trusted adviser to several university presidents. He is clearly one of the most knowledgeable and effective chief fiscal officers in Louisiana higher education. His financial and administrative skills and insight have been particularly invaluable to Southeastern as we have worked to manage unprecedented reductions in state support over the last several years.”
     Crain announced he will recommend to the University of Louisiana Board of Supervisors that Assistant Vice President for Operations in the Division of Administration and Finance Sam Domiano serve as an interim replacement for Smith while a national search for a permanent replacement is initiated.
     All Faculty and Staff are invited to attend a celebration in Smith's honor on Thursday, March 29, from 3 to 5 p.m. in the Alumni Center.
Retiree Reception
There will be a reception for the 2011-2012 retirees on Tuesday, March 27, at 2 p.m. at the Alumni Center. Those being honored are as follows: Nannette Angona, Sheila Anthony, Lessie Baham, Stephen Bellas, William Bond, Edward Bryant, Dorothy C. Burton, Judith Calmes, Dianne Catalanatto, Janet Danna, Patrick Fletcher, Mildred Franklin-Hughes, John Fulwiler, James Gerike, Charles Granger, Carl Higginbotham, Betty Jean Jones, Sue Jones, Melanie King, Glen Knight, Carole Lachney, Randy Lips, Margaret Marshall, Patricia Martinez, Lawrence Mauerman, Carole McAllister, Danny Murphy, Nola Myers, Ginger Newman, Elizabeth Ortego, Gerald Patton, Jacqueline Pecararo, Rudolph Petho, Raymond Pierce, Gloria Richardson, Jessie Roberts, Louis Schultz, Allison Kay Singleton, Stephen Smith, Harvis Starkey, Peter Territo, Martha Thornhill, Michael Toerner, Wayne Wells, Johnnie Whisenhunt, Mike Whisenhunt, Elaine Williams and Annie Wilson.
Southeastern addressing parking, enhancing Western Avenue entrance area
The topsoil excavated from Southeastern’s Strawberry Stadium in a turf replacement project funded by the Lion Athletic Association won’t be headed for a landfill or other dumpsite.
     Instead the dirt is being piled along the university’s Gen. Pershing Avenue and will be recycled to enhance the drainage and appearance of the area, while also providing additional student parking space.
     The enhancement project represents a collaboration between the university and the Student Government Association, explained Facilities Planning Director Ken Howe.
     The area is low and tends to hold water following a heavy rain, Howe said. The dirt will be used to build landscaping berms to assist in managing the drainage. New trees and landscaping will further upgrade the entrance, one of the main portals into the university.
     Monies from an SGA capital outlay grant will concurrently fund an upgrading of Tinsley Gardens, the camellia-laden area located behind the R. Norval Garrett College of Business Building and the President’s Residence on Gen. Pershing Avenue. The Tinsley Gardens project will redefine the camellia gardens and will include development of gathering areas with benches and tables. The area will be equipped with wi-fi capability for wireless Internet access.
     Discussions of an additional grant to include entrance enhancement are underway. Related projects include sidewalk restoration in the area and construction of a new student parking lot to add approximately 60 vehicles.
     Most of the project will be performed by the university’s Physical Plant staff, Howe added. Concrete work for sidewalks and the parking area will be contracted. The project is expected to be completed this summer.
Southeastern students help with LEAP test preparations Southeastern students help with LEAP test preparations
Students at Hammond Junior High Magnet School got some valuable help in their preparations for the ELA essay portion of LEAP.
     For the past several weeks, Southeastern Louisiana University students volunteered to not only tutor eighth grade students in anticipation of the important state assessment test, but also to provide nutritious snacks to help junior high student through the stressful testing day.
     Celina Echols, professor of Teaching and Learning, College of Education and Human Development, is supervising the service project where students in education and adolescent psychology courses tutor and mentor junior high students.
     The response has been very positive, Echols said. “It is really encouraging to see that future educators are so invested in working with these kids,” said Echols. “They don’t have to be here but they are. Their actions show a great commitment to teaching and learning. Plus they are getting a lot of good experience.”
     The volunteers have been working with the eighth graders for the pastseven weeks, as they develop skills towards the writing portion of the LEAP test, a high stakes quiz that has proven to be increasingly difficult for many students. The quantitative portion of LEAP, in other subject items such as math and science, will be administered in mid-April.
     “We volunteered to work with these students every Friday to prepare them for the essay section of the LEAP test,” said Amber Lyons, a junior education student. Another student, Mary Fletchter offered, “We also mentor them with discussions about bullying, as well as an exchange of high cognitive words and definitions that can be applied to their day-to-day interaction with others.”
     The Southeastern students went beyond their tutoring efforts when they gathered Thursday (March 15) to put together bags with snacks to give the kids before the big test. The bags include items such as fruit bars, fruit, bottled water and other treats.
     The program has the full support of the faculty. Dean of the College of Education and Human Development John Fischetti was on hand to greet the volunteers and offer his support.
     “Hammond Junior High Magnet School provides our students with a diverse setting to apply what they have learned in the classroom,” Fischetti said. “Our students are working to support these kids and it’s not in their curriculum.”
     Echols and Fischetti hope to see this program grow and start to include other facets of education. In addition to the tutoring services, the Hammond Junior High students heard Southeastern student Alex Rogers talk to them about the issue of bullying and read from the book he authored, “I’m Only Human After All.”
     The Power of Words idea came about as part of an effort to educate our students on the toxicity of bullying,” said Echols. “Our students volunteered to help these kids with their writing and will be distributing these snacks on Tuesday morning, March 20. They’ve also gained some insight into the damage that bullying can inflict.”

Above: Southeastern teacher candidates have spent the last several weeks tutoring eighth graders at Hammond Junior High Magnet School in preparation for their LEAP assessment tests. Packing bags of snacks and goodies for the students are, from left, Mary-Kathryn Fletcher, Suzette Rabalais, Amber Lyons and Devin Shaw.

Music instructor to lecture, perform as part of Women’s History Month
Thomas Kmiecik, Southeastern lecturer of clarinet, will discuss the contributions and challenges of female composers at 7:30 p.m. Monday (March 26) in Pottle Auditorium.
     The free lecture, part of the university’s recognition of Women’s History Month, will be followed by a performance of four works for clarinet that were written by female composers. Performing with Kmiecik will be Southeastern piano performance student Zhaolie Xi and Jennifer Piper, a recent graduate of the University of North Texas, on the flute.
     Kmiecik said the works to be performed include “Romanza” by Marie Elisabeth von Sachsen-Meiningen; “Suite for Bass Clarinet and Piano” by Johanna Magdalena Beyer; “Arabesque” by Germaine Tailleferre; and “Barn Dances by Libby Larsen.”
Southeastern to feature Mississippi authors
Two University of Mississippi award winning authors will highlight “Common Read” events at Southeastern on Monday, March 26, in the Student Union Theatre.
     Husband and wife team Tom Franklin and Beth Ann Fennelly will participate in the day-long series of presentations that are sponsored by the Department of English and the Southeastern Writing Center.
     The program will start with student presentations at 9:30 a.m. to be followed by question and answer sessions with Franklin at 11 a.m. and Fennelly at 2 p.m. The day will conclude with a reading and book signing by both authors at 7:30 p.m.
     All of the sessions are free and open to the public.
     Franlin and Fennelly live in Oxford with their three children, where they both serve on the English faculty at the university. Franklin is the author of the novels “Hell at the Breech,” “Poachers,” Smonk” and “Crooked Letter, Crooked Letter.” Fennelly’s poetry collections include “Open House,” “Tender Hooks,” and Unmentionables,” as well as the essay collection “Great with Child.”
     For more information, call the Department of English at 549-2100.
Jazz Ensemble One concert scheduled March 27
Southeastern’s Jazz Ensemble One will present its spring concert, “Bourbon Street Parade,” on Tuesday, March 27 at 7:30 p.m. in the Columbia Theatre for the Performing Arts.
     Directed by Glen Hemberger, Jazz Ensemble One is comprised of the top jazz musicians at Southeastern.
     The concert will include such jazz classics as “MacArthur Park,” “Count Bubba,” “Hay Burner,” and “Bourbon Street Parade.” Featured will be senior music major Thomas Huckaby of Baton Rouge on trumpet playing “For Donna,” and junior music major David Gambino of Bush on baritone saxophone playing “Moanin’.”
     “Jazz Ensemble One is the premiere jazz group in the Southeastern band program. This concert will feature our finest jazz musicians performing a wide selection of outstanding music from some of the country's top composers and arrangers,” said Hemberger. “The evening will include swing, rock, Latin, blues, and classic big band charts, ending with everyone’s favorite New Orleans jazz standard, ‘Bourbon Street Parade.’”
     Tickets are $6 general admission seating, and all students are admitted free with ID.
Southeastern Chamber Orchestra to feature soloists in spring concert
The Southeastern Chamber Orchestra will present “An Evening of Soloists” featuring a collection of classical selections in its spring concert scheduled for 7:30 p.m. Friday, March 30.
     The concert will be held in Southeastern’s Columbia Theatre for the Performing Arts in downtown Hammond and will feature several soloists performing the music of Wagner, Tchaikovsky, Wieniawski, and Bellstedt, along with other composers. Yakov Voldman, professor of violin and director of the Southeastern Chamber Orchestra, will conduct the orchestra.
     Tickets are available for open seating through the Columbia Theatre box office, 220 East Thomas Street, which is open 11 a.m. 4 p.m., Monday through Friday and one hour before the performance. General admission tickets are $10, adults; $5, senior citizens, Southeastern alumni, faculty and staff. Patrons under 18 and Southeastern students with student identification are admitted free. For more information on tickets, contact the Columbia Theatre box office at 543-4371.
Amy Lidell     Seventeen-year-old violinist Amy Lidell, a member of the acclaimed Violin Virtuosi, a group of young artists associated with Indiana University’s Jacobs School of Music String Academy, will be guest artist at the concert. She will perform Belgian composer Henri Vieuxtemps’ Concerto No. 5 in A Minor, Op. 37.
     “I believe our audience will be thrilled and amazed to see the talent and expertise Amy will exhibit,” Yakov said. “At such a young age, she has performed with the Violin Virtuosi for six years, touring to considerable acclaim in Denmark, Sweden, Argentina and across the United States.”
     Lidell began her training at the String Academy when she was five years old, studying under Mimi Zweig. She was the first place prizewinner in the 2011 worldwide Dueling Fiddler’s Rockin’ Fiddle Competition, sponsored by violinist Adam DeGraff and Shar Products Co., and recently took first place in the 2012 Rising Star Concerto Competition in Cape Giradeau, Mo. She has won prizes in the Indianapolis New World Youth Symphony Young Artist Competition, the Bloomington Symphony Competition and the Master’s Youth Symphony Young Artist Competition. Lidell has entered the world of composing and has performed several of her original works.
     Three Southeastern students also will perform solo. Dorsey Minns, music performance Chamber soloists major from Miami, will play the trombone in “Morceau Symphonique, Op. 88” by French composer Felix-Alexandre Guilmant; graduate music performance student William Pratt of Columbus, Ga., will play the trumpet in Herman Bellestedt’s “Napoli;” and graduate music performance student Oleksiy Harmov of Moscow will play violin in Polish composer Henryk Wieniawski’s “Fantasie Brillante on Themes from Gounod’s Faust, Op. 20.”
     Other selections to be performed by the orchestra include Richard Wagner’s “Rienzi Overture” and Peter Tchaikovsky’s “Symphony No. 4 in F Minor, Op. 36.

Above: Seventeen-year-old violinist Amy Lidell, a member of Violin Virtuosi of Indiana University, will be the guest artist in the Southeastern’s Chamber Orchestra concert March 30 at the Columbia Theatre for the Performing Arts.

Right: Three Southeastern music performance students will perform solos at the concert. From left are: Dorsey Minns of Miami, William Pratt of Columbus, Ga., and Oleksiy Harmov of Moscow.

Southeastern to host Camp Rec in April
Southeastern’s Department of Recreational Sports and Wellness is hosting a week-long camp April 9 13. Created for children ages 5 to 12, the camp is an option for parents who have children out of school that week.
     Scheduled from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. each day, Camp Rec. will have a variety of activities planned throughout the week and will take place in the Pennington Student Activity Center, located at the corner of University Avenue and General Pershing Avenue.
     “Registration for Camp Rec. includes breakfast, lunch and snacks each day,” said Amy Oberschmidt, assistant director of Guest Services. “We will also provide early camper drop-off at 7:15 a.m. and late camper pick-up until 5:15 p.m.”
     The week-long camp schedule includes a different theme each day, Oberschmidt said.

Monday: Mad Science Day
Tuesday: Arts, Crafts & Nutritious Stuff
Wednesday: All Star Athletes
Thursday: Let’s Go Bowling
Friday: Inflatable Water Fun

     Registration for the camp is $125, with a $15 discount for each additional sibling per family. To register or for more information, contact Oberschmidt at 549-5738 or or visit the membership desk at the Pennington Student Activity Center.

Entergy supports Southeastern’s Chefs Evening 2012 Jacki Bellairs, Craig Schimpf, and Lynn Harris Horgan
Craig Schimpf, customer service manager for Entergy Hammond, presents a check in support of Southeastern’s upcoming Chefs Evening. Pictured are, from left, Southeastern Foundation Annual Fund Coordinator Jackie Bellairs, Schimpf, and Lynn Harris Horgan, Southeastern director of Corporate and Foundation Relations. Chefs Evening will be held April 1 at the Pennington Student Activity Center from 5 to 8 p.m. Proceeds from the event provide unrestricted support for the colleges of the university. For ticket information, call 549-3770 or email
Bill Evans 2012 Jazz Festival
The Bill Evans 2012 Jazz Festival roars into Hammond proudly featuring world renowned jazz trombonist Delfeayo Marsalis. All events are free and open to the public.

Monday, April 2, at 3 p.m. in the Pottle Recital Hall: A lecture
on Bill Evans and his piano solo creativity

Monday, April 2, at 7:30 p.m. in the Pottle Auditorium: The Alumni
Jazz Ensemble

Thursday, April 5, at2 p.m. in the Pottle Band Room: A
Masterclass with Jazz Trombonist Delfeayo Marsalis

Thursday, April 5, at 7:30 p.m. in the Pottle Auditorium: Delfeayo
Marsalis and The Southeastern Jazz Combos and Jazz Ensemble II

     The 2012 Bill Evans Jazz Festival is sponsored by the Arts and Lectures Committee, the College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences and the Department of Fine and Performing Arts. For more information, e-mail:

Zoom into Careers available for junior high and high school students this summer
Junior high and high school students can again explore the exciting fields of culinary arts, inventing, photography, television and theatre at Southeastern this summer through “Zoom into Careers” workshops.
     New to this year’s Zoom lineup is criminal justice, digital innovations, and nursing, announced Joan Gunter, assistant vice president for extended studies.
     “Our workshops are designed to explore many exciting career fields. Participants attending Zoom workshops will be exposed to a real work environment by focusing on teamwork and project completion,” said Gunter. “At the end of the week, Zoom participants will demonstrate what they have learned to family and friends.”
     Workshops are open to all rising 7-12 grade students and are scheduled on Southeastern’s main campus in Hammond, the Livingston Parish Literacy and Technology Center in Walker, and the St. Tammany Center in Mandeville. Housing will be available to high school students for the main campus workshops.
     The workshops feature a number of professionals who will instruct the students in various career paths. Participants can take advantage of workshop cost discounts by registering during the early bird period, which ends April 27. Registration will continue through June 8 and is available online at
     “To provide a quality learning experience, registration will be limited in each workshop category to small groups,” said Charlotte Collins, project manager for Zoom into Careers. “To ensure participation, interested students need to register early.”

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Human Resources news
Ethics Education Requirement
Effective January 1, 2012, LA Revised Statute mandates that all public employees are required to take one hour of training each calendar year on the Code of Governmental Ethics. It is the individual’s responsibility to comply with this mandate. In addition to faculty and staff, the requirement applies to student workers, graduate assistants and university contractors as well.
     Below you will find a link to the video training which consists of three twenty minute classes presented in video format. It is possible to bookmark the video and return to your place so that all three classes may be taken at the same time or independently.
     Towards the bottom third of the linked page below is a spot for new users to register. From there it is self-explanatory.
At the conclusion of the video presentation, individuals may print out a certificate of completion. Please print and send a copy of the certificate to Human Resources, SLU 10799, to have the class added to your training record. Click on the following link to begin the training:
     For more information, contact Jan Ortego at Jan.Ortego@southeastern.eduor at extension 5771.

Dealing with Change
The Comprehensive Public Training Program (CPTP) is offering a one-day class on Thursday, April 12, from 8:15 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. in the University Center, room 139, to help participants implement strategies and techniques to adapt to various changes in work situations.
     Participants will learn how to identify areas of resistance and negative mental models and how to apply a model for individual transition in order to manage their reactions to change. They will also learn how to apply techniques that will foster creativity and innovation during the change process and identify ways to be proactive during the implementation of changes.
     Advance registration is required for this free program since space is limited. For more information, please contact Jan Ortego in the Human Resources Office at or at extension 5771.

Fine and Performing Arts news
Monday, March 26, 7:30 p.m., Pottle Auditorium: Dr. Thomas Kmiecik, Faculty Clarinet Recital (part of Southeastern’s Women’s History Month).

Tuesday, March 27, 6 p.m., Pottle Auditorium: Sarah Bertrand, Junior Voice Recital.

Tuesday, March 27, 7:30 p.m. at Columbia Theatre for the Performing Arts: Jazz Ensemble One, under direction of Dr. Glen Hemberger. General Admission $6; Southeastern students admitted free with ID.

Wednesday, March 28, 7:30 p.m. in Pottle Auditorium: Southeastern Guitar Ensemble
(part of Southeastern Guitar Festival).

Thursday, March 29, 7:30 p.m. in Pottle Auditorium: Wiff Rudd, Guest Trumpet Recital.

Friday, March 30, 7:30 p.m. at Columbia Theatre for the Performing Arts: Southeastern Chamber Orchestra, under direction of Dr. Yakov Voldman. General admission $10; $5 Southeastern faculty/staff/seniors; patrons under 18 and Southeastern students admitted free with ID.

Monday, April 2, 5 p.m. in Pottle Annex Recital Hall: Anthony Hoss, Senior Piano Recital.

Monday, April 2, 7:30 p.m. in Pottle Auditorium: Bill Evans Jazz Festival, Alumni Jazz Ensemble.

Now through April 5 in Southeastern Contemporary Art Gallery: Student Fine Art Exhibit.

Orientation Leaders recognized at workshop Student orientation leaders
The 2012 Southeastern Orientation Leaders won second place in the Song Competition at the Southern Regional Orientation Workshop (SROW) this year.
Orientation Leaders attend SROW each year, with over 2,000 college students from the southern region. It provides training in educational sessions to orientation leaders and ambassadors.
     SROW is hosted by the National Orientation Directors Association (NODA). While at the workshop, students from their respective southern universities compete in a song, skit, and dance competition. This is the first time in many years that Southeastern has placed in the competition.
Southeastern in the news

Hammond Daily Star
SGA holds closed door meeting to discuss issue on grant requests

Farmer’s market finds appropriate spot on campus (Editorial)


Acadian Independent Weekly
Saving the coast


Baton Rouge Advocate
SLU students honored for Le Souvenir work
Southeastern implementing energy cost cutting strategies

Zoom into Careers available for junior high and high school students this summer

Southeastern addressing parking, enhancing Western Avenue entrance area

Southeastern to feature Mississippi authors

Southeastern Chamber Orchestra to feature soloists in spring concert

RaceTrac contest update RaceTrac logo
The RaceTrac contest continues through April 30. Below are the current contest standings.


Female - $ 2,036

Male - $ 780

This Week in Athletics
The Southeastern football team will host its annual Spring Game on Saturday to highlight this week in Southeastern Athletics.The game is the culmination of the program’s first spring under new head coach Ron Roberts and is scheduled for 1 p.m. at the Football Practice Fields. Tickets are just $1 with proceeds benefitting the Southeastern Student-Athlete Advisory Committee.
     After a sweep of Southland Conference foe UT Arlington this past weekend, the Lion baseball team (18-6, 6-3 Southland) has five games on tap this week. On Tuesday, Southeastern will welcome in-state foe Tulane to Alumni Field for a 6 p.m. contest. Southeastern will be looking to “Pack the Pat” for the game against the Green Wave with free t-shirts and free food provided for Southeastern students.
     On Wednesday, the Lions host Alcorn State at 6 p.m. Southeastern will then head to Lamar for a three-game league series, starting with a 6:30 p.m. contest on Friday in Beaumont, Texas. The series continues with a 2 p.m. game on Saturday and concludes with a 1 p.m. contest on Sunday. All of this week’s baseball games will be broadcast live in the Hammond area on KSLU-FM (90.9) and on the Internet at
     The Southeastern softball team (6-23, 0-4 Southland) will look to get back into the Southland Conference race with four league games on the schedule this week. On Tuesday, the Lady Lions will be in Thibodaux for a 4 p.m. doubleheader at Nicholls State. Southeastern returns home for the weekend, hosting McNeese State for a two-game series. The series opens with a 6 p.m. contest on Friday and concludes with a 12 p.m. matchup on Saturday.
     The Greek Challenge continues this week, 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 Southeastern men’s golf team will return to the links, looking to build off a second-place finish at last week’s Carter Plantation Intercollegiate. Head coach Tim Baldwin’s squad will be in Little Rock, Ark. on Monday and Tuesday to compete in the UALR First Tee Collegiate Classic.
     The women’s tennis team (8-6, 1-4 Southland) picked up its first Southland win of the spring on Sunday and will close out a stretch of three matches in three days on Monday. Southeastern will face Southland foe Texas A&M-Corpus Christi on Monday at 1 p.m. in Houston, Texas.
     The Southeastern men’s and women’s track and field teams will continue preparations for the Southland Conference Outdoor Championships this week. The Lions and Lady Lions will participate in the prestigious Clyde Littlefield Texas Relays, which run Wednesday through Saturday in Austin, Texas.
Monday, March 26
Women’s Tennis, vs. Texas A&M-Corpus Christi, Houston, Texas, 1 p.m.*
Men’s Golf, at UALR First Tee Collegiate Classic, Little Rock, Ark., All Day
Tuesday, March 27
Baseball, vs. Tulane, Alumni Field, 6 p.m. (KSLU)
- “Pack the Pat” Free t-shirts and food for students
Softball, at Nicholls State (DH), Thibodaux, 4 p.m.*
Men’s Golf, at UALR First Tee Collegiate Classic, Little Rock, Ark., All Day
Wednesday, March 28
Baseball, vs. Alcorn State, Alumni Field, 6 p.m. (KSLU)
Men’s and Women’s Track and Field, at Clyde Littlefield Texas Relays, Austin, Texas, All Day
Thursday, March 29
Men’s and Women’s Track and Field, at Clyde Littlefield Texas Relays, Austin, Texas, All Day
Friday, March 30
Baseball, at Lamar, Beaumont, Texas, 6:30 p.m. (KSLU)*
Softball, vs. McNeese State, North Oak Park, 6 p.m.*
Men’s and Women’s Track and Field, at Clyde Littlefield Texas Relays, Austin, Texas, All Day
Saturday, March 31
Football, Spring Game, Football Practice Fields, 1 p.m.
Baseball, at Lamar, Beaumont, Texas, 2 p.m. (KSLU)*
Softball, vs. McNeese State, North Oak Park, 6 p.m.*
Men’s and Women’s Track and Field, at Clyde Littlefield Texas Relays, Austin, Texas, All Day
Sunday, April 1
Baseball, at Lamar, Beaumont, Texas, 1 p.m. (KSLU)*
Southeastern home events in bold
* - Southland Conference contest
Professional activities
Dr. C. Denelle Cowart (English) presented a talk on “The Brontes: Beyond Jane Eyre and Wuthering Heights” at the Jane Austen Literary Festival in Mandeville on March 10. Dr. Cowart also presented a paper on March 14 in New Orleans at the annual meeting of the American Conference for Irish Studies. The subject of the paper was “Terrorism and Literature: An Examination of Joseph O’Neill’s Netherland and Blood Dark Track.”
     Kathleen Campbell and Mindy Crain-Dorough (Educational Leadershipand Technology) presented two papers: “A Study Regarding Professional Dispositions of Practicing and Pre-service Principals,” co-authored by Evan G. Mense and Michael D. Richardson and “Strengths and Weaknesses of Louisiana School Improvement Plans: What Priorities Should Be,” co-authored by Evan G. Mense, James C. Stringer and Michael D. Richardson. The papers were presented at the Louisiana Educational Research Association’s annual meeting in Lafayette on March 8-9.

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