Clydesdales lead Lion Walk

National Philanthropy Week

Program cited as one of best in South

Let's Talk Art set for Nov. 14

Jazz Concert set for Nov. 15

Channel nominated for two Emmys

Swabbin' for Robin update

Human Resources news

Dance auditions scheduled

CaPPS program held

Farmers Market set Nov. 15

Students attend regional meeting

Fine and Performing Arts news

Extended Studies news

Southeastern in the news

This Week in Athletics

Professional activities

Budweiser Clydesdales lead Lion Walk

Budweiser ClydesdalesFans who arrived early to tailgate for Saturday's Southland Conference game between Southeastern and Stephen F. Austin were treated to an appearance by the famous Budweiser Clydesdales, an American tradition for nearly 80 years.
     The eight-member team, along with their famous Dalmatian mascot, led the Southeastern football team in its traditional "Lion Walk" through Friendship Circle prior to the game. The Lions went on to defeat the Lumberjacks by a score of 42-27.

National Philanthropy Week

The Lion Legacy Association is sponsoring National Philanthropy Week activities Monday through Thursday in the Student Union. Be a part of all the excitement. For more information, call Andrew Hickman at 549-2420.

Activities are as follows:

All Week
Green ribbons throughout campus designate what has been purchased with private funding from our donors and friends. Look for the Lion Legacy yard signs throughout campus.
     Take photos of the items that have a green ribbon and/or the yard signs, post them to and you will be entered in our drawing to win a $100 Visa gift card. Each post gives you one chance. The winner will be announced Friday at noon.

Daily Events
Monday - Swabbin' 4 Robin
Stop by the Student Union from 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. to get swabbed and sign up to be placed on the bone marrow registry.

Tuesday - Philanthropy Awareness Day
**Wear your Lion Legacy, Big Event or any other philanthropy t-shirt to be entered into our drawing for gift certificates to local restaurants. One winner will be drawn every 30 minutes! Enter to win in the Student Union between 11 a.m. - 2 p.m.  ** Free lunch in the War Memorial Student Union Park from 12- 1:30 p.m.

Wednesday - Lights off, Game on!
Come be a part of Blacklight volleyball in the Pennington Center from 8 p.m. – midnight. It's not too late to get a team of six or 10 together. Call Andrew Hickman at 549-2420 for more details. Prizes will be awarded to the winning team. Wear neon, reflective gear and join in on the fun as a spectator or participant.

Thursday - Thank you Thursday in the Student Union
Come by between 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. to write a quick note to thank our donors and receive a free pair of Southeastern sunglasses.

Southeastern's New Media and Animation program cited as one of best in the South
New Media and Animation programThe New Media and Animation program at Southeastern has been recognized by Animation Career Review as one of the top programs in the South.
     Initiated only a few years ago in the university's Department of Fine and Performing Arts, the program was ranked 20th by the web site.
     According to ACR's post, the program "encourages students to leverage media and materials outside of their comfort zone, while still taking coursework in 2D and 3D animation, digital video and computer art technologies. Recent graduates exhibit a balanced approach indicative of the program's objectives."
     ACR formulates its rankings by considering academic reputation, feedback from industry firms on which programs they value, the depth and breadth of the program, and geographic proximity to the industry's leading firms. The full review of the top programs in the South can be found at
     "This extraordinary recognition of Southeastern's New Media and Animation concentration is most deserved," said Ken Boulton, interim head of the Department of Fine and Performing Arts. "The faculty and students associated with this program represent some of the most inventive and imaginative individuals in our department."
     Nearly 75 students are majoring in the program.
     Associate Professor John Valentino said the computer studios and other equipment available for student use are among the best, providing students with valuable experience that easily translates into workforce skills. The program, he said, combines artistic talent with technical proficiency.
     "With Louisiana's tax incentives attracting movie production and digital media companies to the state, there are increasing employment opportunities for our students and graduates," said Valentino, who with Assistant Professor Cristina Molina teaches most of the courses in the concentration. "As the film industry grows in this region, they need talented and technically trained artists to meet production needs."
     He said the university is working to enhance its relationship with area digital media and film post-production companies to provide students with internships and other practical experiences that open the doors to career opportunities.

Above: Southeastern Assistant Professor of Art Cristina Molina, left, discusses a project with student Abby Morrow of Covington, a junior studying in the New Media and Animation program. The program was recently rated one of the best in the South by Animation Career Review.

Let's Talk: Art at Hammond Regional Arts Center
Gertrude SteinAs American expatriates in Paris, the writer Gertrude Stein, her brothers Leo and Michael, and Michael's wife Sarah all collected works by emerging and established painters such as Matisse, Picasso, Cezanne and Renoir. Eric Johnson, director of Sims Library, will relate the fascinating story of the Steins' years in France, discussing their loves, their rivalries and the way in which their collecting and promotion of contemporary artists created a new standard of taste for modern art.
     The lecture will be held at the Hammond Regional Arts Center (HRAC), across from the Columbia Theatre in downtown Hammond, on Wednesday, Nov. 14, at 5 p.m. The Let's Talk:Art series is co-sponsored by Southeastern's Department of Fine and Performing Arts, the Friends of Sims Library and the Hammond Regional Art Center.
     Forthcoming lectures will be held at both the HRAC and at Sims Library. For more information, contact Eric Johnson at 549-3962.

Jazz Combos and Jazz Ensemble Two concert scheduled Nov. 15

Southeastern's Jazz Combos and Jazz Ensemble Two will present its fall concert on Thursday, Nov. 15, at 7:30 p.m. in Pottle Music Building Auditorium.
     Southeastern Associate Professor of Piano Henry Jones will serve as guest pianist. The concert is free and open to the public.
     Directed by Richard A. Schwartz, instructor of saxophone and director of jazz studies, Jazz Ensemble Two is comprised of talented jazz musicians at Southeastern.
     "We are excited to have Dr. Jones perform with us in this concert," Schwartz said.  "He is an amazing musician and the 'coolest cat' to grace the 88 keys of the piano."
     The Jazz Combos will open the concert with three pieces: "Out of Nowhere" by Edward Heyman and Johnny Green, "Strollin'" by Horace Silver, and "A Fool for Johnny" by Carter MacFarland, a Jazz Combos student.
     The second half of the concert will include "Softly, as in a Morning Sunrise" by Sigmund Romberg, featuring Jones on piano; "Art of the Big Band" by Bob Mintzer, featuring saxophone student Zakk Garner; "My Ship" by Kurt Weill and Ira Gershwin; "Mood Indigo" by Edward "Duke" Ellington, featuring Jones on piano; "Munchin' Cookies" by Rick Lawn, featuring Jones on piano and the trombone section; "Got the Time?" by Ray Brown, featuring saxophone student Zakk Garner; and "In Orbit" by Ray Brown, featuring Garneron saxophone and trumpet student Branden Cooper.
     For more information, contact the Department of Fine and Performing Arts at 549-2184.

Southeastern Channel nominated for two Emmys
Rick Settoon, left, and Steve ZaffutoSoutheastern's educational access television has been nominated for two regional Emmy Awards.
     Promotional spots for Southeastern Channel-produced "Strength, Endurance, Tradition" image campaign were nominated in both the "Commercial" and "Director-Post Production" categories. Channel operations manager Steve Zaffuto produced, directed, videotaped and edited the commercials.
     The National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences made the nominations from entries submitted by television stations and production companies in the Suncoast Region, which includes Louisiana, Florida, Georgia, Alabama, Mississippi and Puerto Rico. The winners will be announced Dec. 1 in Miami.
     The Academy nominates those productions achieving excellence in television at the highest level. Nominees and winners are selected after rounds of judging against the Emmy standard of excellence, not against other productions.
     The Southeastern Channel has won seven Emmys and received 31 Emmy nominations for both professional and student productions in its 10-year history and is the only college television station in Louisiana to have won the award.
     "The Emmy is the top award that you can win in television; it's so difficult to get nominated that receiving a nomination is recognition that you're producing at the highest level of quality in the industry," said Rick Settoon, general manager of the Southeastern Channel. "Steve is a wonderfully talented and creative professional with a great work ethic, and his work on these university spots is very deserving of this top recognition."
     The spots promote Southeastern academic areas such as physics, education, communications, nursing, digital arts and theater.
     "The promos highlight student-faculty interaction and research projects, and they describe the richness of academic programs at Southeastern," Settoon said.
     Elements of the commercials include faculty and student interviews, along with footage used in the recruiting video "Strength, Endurance, Tradition" produced by Settoon and Zaffuto.
     "Some spots, such as the one promoting the nursing program, utilize footage from actual hands-on classroom situations," Zaffuto said.  "When promoting artistic achievements, I thought it important to show material actually produced by the students themselves. The spot highlighting graphic design and animation and instruction includes clips from actual student projects, while another features portions of a monologue from the student-authored play, 'Parking Lot Babies.'"
     The Southeastern Channel has won more than 150 national and international awards in the last ten years. It's been named "Best College Television Station in the South," and its student programs have been selected as among the top three in the nation.
     The channel can be seen on Charter Cable Channel 18 in Tangipahoa, St. Tammany and Livingston parishes and on Channel 17 in Washington Parish. It can also be viewed online at with monthly viewers from 46 states and 47 countries.

SOUTHEASTERN CHANNEL NOMINATED FOR EMMYS- The Southeastern Channel, Southeastern's educational cable access channel, has been nominated for two Emmy awards. The nominations are for promotional spots for the university's "Strength, Endurance, Tradition" image campaign. From left are Rick Settoon, Southeastern Channel general manager, and Steve Zaffuto, operations manager and director of the spots.

Swabbin' 4 Robin registers nearly 100 at football game
Roomie swabbin for RobinThe Swabbin' 4 Robin Campaign held its most successful event yet at the Lions' football game  Saturday night. Teams of student volunteers from the Sigma Alpha Pi National Society for Leadership and Success and the Lady Lions women's basketball team staffed booths at Strawberry Stadium before and during the game, registering 97 people for Be the Match, the national registry of potential bone marrow donors. The Swabbin' campaign has now registered a total of 177 people in the database through several events this semester.
     Swabbin' 4 Robin is a campus-wide, student-led initiative to increase awareness of bone marrow transplant needs and register prospective donors for the national donor database. This effort, which will continue through the spring semester, is in honor of Southeastern alumna and Good Morning America host Robin Roberts, who is currently recovering from a bone marrow transplant procedure.

Human Resources news

The Human Resources Office and the Comprehensive Public Training Program (CPTP) are offering the following classes at no charge to state employees during the Fall 2012 semester.

     Unless otherwise noted, the programs are from 8:15 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. and will be held in the University Center, room 139.

Strategies for Supervisory Success (Nov. 15)
This class is designed to help participants develop strategies to effectively assume their supervisory roles within their agencies. Learning objectives include managing transition to a supervisory role, building personal credibility, developing work group commitment, and implementing action planning within the agency. This class is open to all supervisors.

Delegating Effectively (Dec. 5, 8:15 – 11:30 a.m.)
This half-day class is designed to help participants learn to improve their ability to delegate. There is more to effective delegation than mastering a set of skills and techniques. You must challenge your beliefs and your abilities, as well as those of your staff. In addition, you must demonstrate confidence in your staff's ability to achieve success in the tasks you delegate to them. This class will help you identify tools you can implement in the workplace to ensure you are delegating successfully. This class is open to all supervisors and managers.

Addressing Emotions at Work (Dec. 5, 12:30 – 3:30 p.m.)
This 1/2-day class is designed to provide participants with strategies to address strong emotions, and when appropriate, the emotions of people with whom you work. Learning objectives include identifying the impact of emotions on productivity; being aware of factors that cause emotions to intensify so they can be managed more effectively; applying techniques to address your own strong emotions so you can focus on getting work done; and responding objectively and constructively to the strong emotions of others. This class is open to all employees.

     Pre-registration is required for all of the above courses by emailing Jan Ortego at or by calling 549-5771.

Southeastern to hold dance auditions for spring concert
Skip CostaSoutheastern's dance program is holding auditions Tuesday, Nov. 13, and Wednesday, Nov. 14, for an upcoming dance concert to be directed by Southeastern alumnus Skip Costa.
     Sponsored by the Department of Fine and Performing Arts, the concert will be held in the spring.
     Auditions are scheduled from 6 to 7:30 p.m. in the dance studio located in the Kinesiology and Health Studies Building. Dance Professor Martie Fellom said the auditions are open to Southeastern students, who can earn a one-hour credit for rehearsals and performance. Auditions are also open to high school students.
     "Auditioning students only need to come to one audition. The audition will be modern/contemporary," Fellom said. "Students should wear something that shows their form, especially on the upper body torso."
     Costa, who will begin teaching dance at Southeastern in the spring semester, said students interested in choreographing for the concert should attend an audition as well, and students can bring in some of their own movements as a way of introducing themselves.
     "I am extremely excited to be back at my alma mater teaching dance," Costa said. "I have over 10 years of professional experience in New York City alone, as well as a vast resource of tools and professional connections to pass along to these students to help them get their best foot forward as they seek an exciting career in dance.
     "I always love teaching at the university level because it is such a non-judgmental and supportive place to grow, both as a dancer and a human being," he added.
     For more information contact Fellom at or 549-2133.

Above: Southeastern alumnus Skip Costa is holding dance auditions on Nov. 13 and 14 at 6 p.m. in the Kinesiology and Health Studies Building dance studio. Auditions are open to Southeastern students, as well as high school students. The concert will be held during the spring semester.

Program held for Career Paths in the Physical Sciences
Students attend conferenceThe Chemistry and Physics Department with the support of the Student Government Association hosted Career Paths in the Physical Sciences (CaPPS) on Friday, Nov. 2. The program consisted of three panel discussions to educate students about career opportunities in chemistry, physics and engineering.
     The industrial/government panel was diverse with panelists from the USDA, Northrup Grumman, Shell, V-LABS, and DSC Dredge.  A panel representing academia included chemists and physicists from Tulane, University of Alabama, and Louisiana State University. A final panel of graduate students included chemistry and physics graduate students from Tulane and LSU.
     The panels allowed for informal question and answer sessions between Southeastern students and the panelists. After the panel discussions, Southeastern chemistry and physics students gave campus and departmental tours to visiting high school students and freshman chemistry and physics majors and ended the program with a chemistry/physics demonstration.

Right: Bijay Bhattarai, left, has an in depth discussion with Dr. Martin Bakker of University of Alabama.

Students sponsor Farmers Market Nov. 15
The Southeastern student organization Reconnect will sponsor a farmers market in the Student Union Mall on Thursday, Nov. 15, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
     The only student run farmers market on a college campus in the state, the event features local farmers who will be providing samples of their farm-fresh produce  and selling their locally grown products. Local chefs will also offer cooking demonstrations.
     A student environmental club, Reconnect participates in the Real Food Challenge, a national effort among college students to promote the use of locally grown, healthy and sustainable food products.

Students attend chemical society meeting
Students attend chemical conferenceDrs. Debra Dolliver and Jean Fotie (Chemistry & Physics) took eight students to the Southwest Regional American Chemical Society meeting in Baton Rouge on Nov. 4.
     Four students under Dr. Fotie's direction (Brandon Mobley, Jacob Byrd, Suraj Ayer, Elizabeth Kimball) and three under Dr. Dolliver's direction (Bijay Bhattarai, Arjun Pandey, and Sarju Adhikari) made poster presentations on their research.

Left: At the conference are, from left, Arjun Pandey, Pankaj Jairu, Brandon Mobley, Sarju Adhikari, Dr. Debra Dolliver, Katie Domingue, Bijay Bhattarai, Jacob Byrd, Suraj Ayer, Elizabeth Kimball, and Dr. Jean Fotie.

This Week in Fine and Performing Arts
November 13 - 16
Southeastern Theatre presents: Euripides' The Bacchae, Vonnie Borden Theatre, D Vickers Hall, 7:30 p.m.  Call 985-549-2115 for ticket information.

Wednesday, November 14
David Gambino, saxophone and Daniel Duensing, baritone, joint junior recital, Pottle Auditorium, 6 p.m.

Southeastern Guest Artist Recital Series, Jubal Fulks, violin, Pottle Annex Recital Hall, 7:30 p.m.

November 15 through December 8
Fall Senior Exhibition, Southeastern Contemporary Art Gallery (opening reception: Thursday, November 15, at 5 p.m.)

Thursday, November 15
Jazz Ensemble II and Jazz Combos, Pottle Auditorium, 7:30 p.m.

Friday, November 16
Catlin Kallies, junior saxophone recital, Pottle Auditorium, 6 p.m.

Liliia Oliinyk, senior piano recital, Pottle Auditorium, 7:30 p.m.

Monday, November 19
Travis Henthorn, junior percussioni recital, Pottle Auditorium, 6 p.m.

Southeastern Percussion Ensemble, Pottle Auditorium, 7:30 p.m.

For more information on these and other upcoming events in Southeastern's Department of Fine and Performing Arts, call 549-2184 or 549-2193 or visit our website at

Extended Studies news


Free workshops for Southeastern employees
How Money Works: Budgeting on a Salary (Tuesday, Nov. 13, 5:15 to 6:15 p.m.)
Are you a Southeastern employee ready to take control of your budget? In part II of How Money Works, you will learn basic budgeting concepts including recommended allocations for budget categories, how to create a workable budget, the components of a budget, and tips for reducing everyday expenses. Budgeting on a salary can happen if you take charge. This workshop is free.

How Money Works: Saving and Investing on a Salary (Thursday, Nov. 15, 5:15 to 6:15 p.m.)
Are you a Southeastern employee ready to take control of your financial success savings and investments? In part III of How Money Works, you will learn basic investing concepts including the Rule of 72, the three Ds of investing, the benefits of an IRA, and advantages of a Mutual Fund. Saving and investing on a salary can be successful if you take charge. This workshop is free.

Introduction to Judo (Thursday, Nov. 29, 7:30 to 8:30 p.m.)
This is a free one hour demonstration class for Southeastern employees and their guests. The word Judo is an original Japanese word meaning "gentle (flexible) way," and indicates a way of life. It is more than a martial art; it is an integration of art, discipline, fitness activity, self-defense and sport. The basic and most important concept of Judo is "By wisely utilizing the opponent's power, a smaller person can defeat a larger person." The instructor is a third-degree black belt Judoist, with over 40 years of experience, and a professor of physics. He is originally from Tokyo, Japan, and his degree has been awarded by Kodo-kan. He is also a scholar as Dr. Kano, the founder of Judo and Kodo-kan.

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

Southeastern in the news
Action News
SLU Education Summit in Hammond wins praise, grant

GEAUX VOTE: SLU student communicators win PSA contest for Election 2012

Southeastern, RaceTrac partner to raise funds for university

Donohue outlines state budget woes, possible legislative action

Occupy Wall Street comes to Southeastern

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Southeastern's New Media and Animation program cited as one of best in the South

Southeastern offers national workshop on safe applications of technology in environmental remediation

Southeastern summit on families, schools sees poverty as limiting students

U.S. Marine Corps major to present Veterans Day Lecture

Southeastern to host University of Alabama guest violinist Nov. 14

Southeastern TV Channel nominated for two regional Emmys for work by Steve Zaffuto

Associated Press
Southeastern Channel nominated for two Emmys

SLU tailgaters invited to annual gumbo cook-off

Colleges, universities seek flexible tuition

UL System picks new president

Hammond Daily Star
SLU faculty worried about cheating in online courses

This Week in Athletics
The Southeastern volleyball team will compete in the Southland Conference Tournament, the football team will look to retain the River Bell and the basketball teams will both continue non-conference play during this week in Southeastern Athletics.
     The Lady Lion volleyball team (11-18) earned its first berth in the league tournament since 2009. Southeastern will be the eighth seed and will face No. 1 seed and tournament host Central Arkansas at 6:30 p.m. in Friday's first round in Conway, Ark.
     Should the Lady Lions pull the upset, they will face the winner of Friday's first round match between Northwestern State and Stephen F. Austin in Saturday's semifinals at 1:30 p.m. Sunday's final is set for 2 p.m. with the winner earning the league's bid to the NCAA Tournament. Live video and stats will be provided by the Southland Conference and will be accessible at
     The Lion football team (4-6, 4-2 Southland) assured itself of the first winning record in Southland play since 2009 with Saturday's 42-27 victory over Stephen F. Austin. Southeastern can finish the season with five league wins for the first time since joining the Southland with a triumph in Thursday's 6 p.m. River Bell Classic at Nicholls State. The Lions' season finale will be broadcast live in the Hammond area on KSLU-FM (90.9) and on the Internet at
     The men's basketball team (0-1) will continue its season-opening road swing this week. On Tuesday, Southeastern will be at Marquette for an 8 p.m. contest. New Mexico State awaits the Lions on Thursday for a 9 p.m. contest. Tuesday's game will be broadcast on KSLU-FM (90.9) and
     Fresh off a near upset of Ole Miss in the opener, the women's basketball team (0-1) has two games on tap this week. On Tuesday, Southeastern opens its home slate with a 7 p.m. contest versus Mobile and trading cards featuring the Lady Lion coaching staff will be distributed to fans as available. Southeastern returns to the road on Thursday for a 6 p.m. game at Jackson State. Tuesday's game can be viewed via LionVision at

Tuesday, November 13
Women's Basketball, vs. Mobile, University Center, 7 p.m. (LionVision)
Men's Basketball, at Marquette, Milwaukee, Wisc., 8 p.m. (KSLU)

Thursday, November 15
Football, at Nicholls State, Thibodaux, 6 p.m. (KSLU)*
Men's Basketball, at New Mexico State, Las Cruces, N.M., 9 p.m.
Women's Basketball, at Jackson State, Jackson, Miss., 6 p.m.

Friday, November 16
Volleyball, at Central Arkansas (Southland Tournament), Conway, Ark., 6:30 p.m.

Saturday, November 17
Volleyball, Southland Tournament Semifinals, Conway, Ark., 1:30 p.m.

Sunday, November 18
Volleyball, Southland Tournament Finals, Conway, Ark., 2 p.m.

Southeastern home events in bold
* - Southland Conference contest

Professional activities
Charles Elliott (Department of History and Political Science) presented "Clash of Cultures: Promises, Perceptions, and Problems of Louisiana Statehood in 1812" at the Lake Pontchartrain Basin Maritime Museum on October 22; "'There are no bargains between lions and men:' Reading and (Re) Reading The Things They Carried" at the 2012 Louisiana Book Festival in Baton Rouge on October 27; and is leading a six-week RELIC (Readings in Literature and Culture) series "Making Sense of the American Civil War" at the Assumption Parish Public Library in Napoleonville through December.
     Beth Stahr (Sims Library) had her article titled "The Sicilians of South Louisiana" published in the National Genealogical Society Magazine, Volume 38, Number 4 (October-December 2012).


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