Activist to speak today

Band makes Sports Illustrated

Tap concert scheduled

Relay for Life fundraiser

Gumbo cook-off set Nov. 10

Spring priority registration set

Ennis to serve education group

Veterans Day lecture

Greek tragedy scheduled

RaceTrac to  help raise funds

Students win PSA contest

Swabbin' 4 Robin update

Spooktacular II a success

Security and Fire Report available

College of Education summit

Students visit lower 9th ward

Senior artwork to be displayed


Reconnect news

Faculty Excellence news

Extended Studies news

Foundation news

Southeastern in the news

Fine and Performing Arts news

This Week in Athletics

Professional activities

Occupy Wall Street activist's presentation rescheduledJustin Wedes
Justin Wedes, an activist and organizer associated with the Occupy Wall Street movement, has been re-scheduled to speak at Southeastern at 2 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 5, in Pottle Auditorium.
     The Brooklyn, N.Y., educator, was originally scheduled to speak on Oct. 30 but was forced to cancel his visit due to the impact of Hurricane Sandy on the New York area.
     Wedes will discuss issues associated with the Occupy Wall Street movement as part of the Southeastern Department of Sociology and Criminal Justice's eighth annual social justice speaker series. The program is free and open to the public.
     He will also meet that day with students interested in learning techniques associated with community organizing at 11 a.m. in room 228 of the War Memorial Student Union.
     The program is co-sponsored by the College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences, the Southeastern Arts and Lectures Committee and the Southeastern Sociological Association. For more information, contact David Burley, assistant professor of sociology, at 549-5443 or by e-mail at

Spirit of the Southland Band makes appearance in Sports
Southeastern's marching band made the feature cover story for last week's Sports Illustrated College Football photo gallery with their unbelievable halftime show.
     "This incredible national exposure is as exciting as it is deserved," said Ken Boulton, interim department head of Find and Performing Arts. "It is a fitting tribute to the students, faculty, and staff associated with our band program and spirit team. I can't recall a time when we had such talent and imagination in our midst."
     Click on the link below to see the photograph.

Southeastern to host tap dance concert November 8
Crystal SchayotSoutheastern's dance program will present "Tap Dance Etcetera" Nov. 8 at 7:30 p.m. in the Pottle Music Building Auditorium.
The free, one-hour concert is dedicated to performing arts educators Cynthia F. Tricou and Artie F. Gautier, who both teach at Hammond Eastside Elementary Magnet School.
     "The concert features swift, dazzling tap dancing, but also an innovative dance style performed by the dancing duo, Tokyoswagg; for this reason I entitled the concert Tap Dance Etcetera," said Dance Coordinator Martie Fellom. "The program also features the Tenacious Tappers, a tap group of local ladies over 40, the oldest of whom is 81. The one-hour concert promises an evening of fun entertainment."
     Fellom said that Tokyoswagg, the dancing duo of Southeastern students Steven Ban of New Orleans and Jaquan Warren of Franklinton, will present contemporary dance exchanges that are funky, fun and comedic between three of the tap dances.
     In addition to the Tenacious Tappers and the Tokyoswagg, Fellom said the concert also features the choreography of four other Southeastern students: Ariena Hodge and Leah Reeb of Slidell, Destiny Levert of Denham Springs and Crystal Schayot of New Orleans.
     Reeb's piece, "Tappin' Jazzin'" features seven dancers and includes the themes of urban, fun, jazz twist and high energy.
Dancers for "Tappin' Jazzin'" include Gina Bankston of Walker, Samantha Barnes and Korie Battaglia of Slidell, Brandi Kenworthey of Abita Springs, Rachel Nance and Katy Truluck of Denham Springs, and Reeb.
     "Come on Over," Hodge's piece, features four dancers and includes speed tap with a girly flare, Hodge said.
Dancers performing Hodge's piece include Amelia Benfatti of Lacombe, Hodge, Denee' Johnson of Baton Rouge, and Ashley Royerre of Hammond.
     Schayot's piece, "Senior Year," showcases hip hop tap in the classroom and features six dancers: Banfatti, Gautier, Averi Harris of Slidell, Mindi Matherne of Des Allemands, Schayot, Tara Thiel of Slidell and Truluck.
     Levert choreographed two pieces for the concert. The first, "Let's Swing on This Town," features fun, fabulous, fast tempo swing tap dance, Levert said. Dancers in the piece are Hodge, Levert and Ashli Tallo of Hammond.
     "The Blues," Levert's second piece, showcases comedic heavy to light tap rhythms and features the talents of Kaleigh Brandt of Slidell, Levert and Tallo.
     The Tenacious Tappers will perform "Sweet Tap Suite" and include Arlene Anzalone, Cindy Aucoin, Elsa Blessey, Becki Bradford, Courtney Daussat, Cheryl Donakey, Beverly Drude, Gautier, Patti Gautreaux, Willie Iwanczyk, June "Doobie" McNeil, Susan Ooms, Elizabeth Partridge, Carla Paul, Renae Perret, Cheryl Quarles, Melanie Ricketts, Roxanne Stoehr, Renee' Swalm, Cynthia Tricou, and Andrea Turner.
     For more information contact Fellom at or 549-2133.

SCHAYOT TO PRESENT 'SENIOR YEAR'– Crystal Schayot will present "Senior Year" as part of Southeastern's tap concert "Tap Dance Etcetera" on November 8 in Pottle Music Building Auditorium. Dance Professor Martie Fellom will direct the Southeastern dancers choreographing for the 7:30 p.m. concert.

Administration and Finance to host Relay for Life fundraiser Nov. 7
Relay for Life logoThe Division of Administration and Finance will host a Relay for Life Fundraiser on Wednesday, Nov. 7, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Student Union Mall.
     The division is selling pulled pork sandwiches for $4 and pulled pork sandwich dinners for $7 that include a pulled pork sandwich, baked beans, coleslaw and a dessert. Although it is too late to pre-order food, there will be some sandwiches and dinners available on a first come, first served basis.
     In addition to delicious food, the division is also offering great fun in the form of a dunking booth. Throughout the day, various deans, coaches and department directors will be in place, ready to get dunked. Participants can take aim at College of Nursing Dean Ann Carruth at 10 a.m., Athletics Director Bart Ballairs at 10:20 a.m., and Interim Vice President for Administration and Finance Sam Domiano at 11 a.m., just to name a few. Take your best shot with two throws for $3 and help fight cancer at the same time!
     T-shirts are also available for $13 each or two for $25. The shirts are heather gray with green and gold artwork. Checks for t-shirts can be made payable to American Cancer Society.
     For more information, contact Mary Lou Imbraguglio at extension 5773.

Game Day Gumbo Cook-Off set for Nov. 10
Louisiana is known for its love affair with sports and really good food. The sixth annual Game Day Gumbo Cook-Off will once again combine the two objects of affection to raise funds for Southeastern student-athletes during tailgating activities on Nov. 10.
     As part of this new Southeastern tradition, tailgaters will have the chance to show off their gumbo cooking skills prior to the Lions football game versus Stephen F. Austin at 7 p.m.
     "This is a fun way to encourage tailgating in support of the Lions while mixing and mingling in Friendship Circle," said Mary Kathryn Borland, advisor of the Southeastern Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC). "We're proud to present this annual event and truly appreciate the financial support it provides for SAAC's community engagement and service projects. Last year we raised $524.50, and we hope to raise even more this year."
     There is no cost to participate as a tailgate gumbo chef. The registration form will be available for download from the SAAC page on the Lions Athletics website at Serving cups will be provided to each tailgating group. Participants are asked to bring spoons and however much gumbo they're willing to share with their fellow tailgaters.
     The public is invited to taste the gumbo at the various "Gumbo Tailgating Tasting Stations" around Friendship Circle and "vote" for their favorites by stuffing coins and bills in designated "voting jars" at each site. "Voting" will be open from noon until 6:15 p.m.
The voting jar with the most money will win the 2012 Fans' Choice Award. Additionally, a Judges' Choice Award will be presented based on a blind taste test of samples from each of the participating tailgate sites.
     Both winners will be announced at half time of the football game and will receive Game Day Gumbo Cook-Off Champ gumbo paddles.
Tailgaters have until Nov. 5 to register. The contest is open to any group, whether or not they have a regular tailgating location for Southeastern home games.
     For more information about the Game Day Gumbo Cook-Off, call 549-2256.
     All funds raised benefit SAAC, which has adopted the cook-off as its annual signature fund-raising event.

Spring priority registration set
Southeastern students may register for spring 2013 classes Monday, November 12, through Friday, Nov. 16. The priority registration period is for all currently enrolled students, returning students, new transfer and graduate students.
     Students may check enrollment appointment times and spring 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, 549-2066, 1-800-222-7358 or

Ennis elected president of education group
Willie Ennis IIIWillie Ennis III, associate professor of educational technology leadership at Southeastern, has been elected president of the Southern Regional Council on Educational Administration.
     The SRCEA is an academic organization representing 14 states with a goal of fostering professional growth and establishing collaborative efforts in the fields of educational administration and leadership. Membership includes university faculty, school principals, superintendents and doctoral students in educational administration.
     A specialist in educational technology and mass communications, Ennis holds a doctorate from Kansas State University and master's and bachelor's degrees from Southern University. His research interests include technology integration, multimedia production and design and computer lab development and design.

History and Political Science to present Veterans Day Lecture
Please join the History and Political Science Department at 11 a.m., Monday, November 12, for a very special Veterans Day Lecture by Major Michael Pretus on "The Second Battle of Fallujah, November-December 2004."

     Major Pretus will describe his experiences in combat at the 2004 Second Battle of Fallujah.

     In addition to having a distinguished career as an officer in the U. S. Marine Corps, Major Pretus recently was selected from among hundreds of applicants for a special program in which he will earn a master of arts degree in history and then teach at the U.S. Navy War College.

     The Department of History and Political Science is proud that Major Pretus has chosen to pursue the M.A. at Southeastern.

Southeastern Theatre puts non-traditional twist on ancient Greek tragedy
The fall theatre season at Southeastern continues with the ancient Greek tragedy The Bacchae to open at the university's Vonnie Borden Theatre on Tuesday, Nov. 13, at 7:30 p.m.
     Instructor of Costume Design Cody Stockstill directs the historic play written by Athenian playwright Euripedes.
     "We're taking a non-traditional turn with it. I didn't want to label a period on it. So this could happen anytime, anywhere, which I think makes it a little more timeless for the audience," said Stockstill.
     The play runs Nov. 13-16. General admission tickets are $10; $6 for Southeastern faculty and staff, seniors and non-Southeastern students; and Southeastern students are admitted free with university I.D. Tickets are available at the Vonnie Borden box office in D Vickers Hall, 549-2115. The box office will be staffed from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. starting Nov. 5. Sales will resume at 6:30 p.m. on performance nights.
     The Bacchae tells the mythological story of the god Dionysus, who is punishing King Pentheus of Thebes and his mother Agaue. Dionysus comes to the city of Thebes in disguise and drives women up to the mountains, where they lose all inhibitions.
     "The play is about expression versus oppression," Stockstill said. "Dionysus represents expression, and Pentheus symbolizes oppression."
     The main male roles of Dionysus and Pentheus are played respectively by Southeastern senior Jordan Leggett of Slidell and sophomore Matt Carona of Independence. The role of Pentheus' mother, Agaue, is played by junior Chelsea Krause of Baton Rouge.
     All 13 members of the cast are Southeastern students. "I think the youth of the cast and their eagerness gives the show an interesting energy on stage," said Stockstill.
     Stockstill adds The Bacchae asks a lot of big questions, typical of Greek tragedies.
     "The audience should question their roles in society and as human beings," he said. "Do you express yourself too much or do you trap yourself in society?"

Southeastern and RaceTrac to partner to raise funds
RaceTrac logoSoutheastern and RaceTrac are partnering to raise funds for Southeastern Foundation's Annual Fund, and Southeastern supporters, students, faculty, staff and alumni can help.
     RaceTrac is contributing five percent of all inside store purchases, gas not included, now through December 15, said Erin Cowser, executive director of public and governmental affairs. Purchases at all RaceTrac locations in Amite, Covington and Hammond will count.
"Turn a trip to RaceTrac into a donation for your alma mater," Cowser said. "Five percent of a fountain drink and bag of chips doesn't seem like much, but over time and with sizeable participation, it can turn into significant support for Southeastern."
     "Our local store teams are always looking for ways to support our guests and neighbors," said Jason Kilpatrick, Louisiana regional community marketing manager for RaceTrac. "Partnering with Southeastern is our way of saying thanks to all the Lion alumni and fans who have supported RaceTrac over the years."
     Starting now, Cowser said, anyone can simply ask for their inside purchases to count toward Southeastern, and the university will receive five percent back on the total of those purchases.
     Funds raised will go toward the Annual Fund, which provides much-needed broad-based support for the university for such things as strengthening the curriculum and outreach programs, providing the latest classroom technology, supporting creative teaching methods, providing scholarships for deserving students, attracting and retaining excellent faculty, and maintaining and enhancing the campus.
     For more information, contact Cowser at 549-5861.

Southeastern student communicators win state PSA contest

PSA winnersA team of Southeastern communication students took first place in a statewide competition to produce a 30-second public service announcement encouraging citizens to register to vote.
     Amber Narro, associate professor of communication, received a notice about the contest from the Louisiana Secretary of State's office, the agency in charge of elections, and presented it to the students in her public relations writing class as an optional project. The students elected to accept the challenge and began brainstorming ideas for the PSA.
     "I am so proud of the students at Southeastern Louisiana University for submitting the winning entry in our Voter Registration and Participation PSA competition," said Secretary of State Tom Schedler. "The public service announcement they submitted was informative, creative, and well-produced. I hope this learning experience enhanced the students' interest in the November 6th Presidential Election and will inspire them to become lifelong voters."
     "I was very excited about participating in the contest," said senior Malik Harness of New Orleans, who is majoring in organizational communication and public relations. "I'm a firm believer that people remember things they see a lot longer than things they hear. Registering to vote is so important and it affects everyone."
     Narro said the group had limited time to brainstorm, consolidate their ideas, and then produce the video. She challenged them to find a way to work together under the stress of a tight deadline.
     The video features students writing various issue-related key words -- such as health care, defense, and national debt -- on their hands, while a narrator emphasizes that "when you vote, everything is in your hands." The video can be seen on YouTube under the key term "Southeastern Voter Registration" and has been distributed to media statewide by the Secretary of State's Office.
     Slidell junior Ryan Zellner, who narrated the piece, said the class considered various approaches, including humorous and serious, finally deciding to take a more motivational approach.
     "We decided that the election itself is up to us," he added. "Literally, the vote is in our 'hands,' and it's up to us to do something with it."
     Pulling off a group project this quickly was no small achievement, explained Adrienne Rousse, a junior from Cut Off, who called the project a real team effort that used the students' various strengths.
     "The day we put the video together, some of us went to the Student Union to shoot footage and others were in class putting together the video and recording the voice over," she said.  "Getting a group that large to work together can be very difficult, but we work well together because we have one thing in common: we're all communication majors, and we were already used to working together."
     "This was truly a team effort," Narro said. "They broke the project down into individual responsibilities and worked to build the final product. I am so proud of their work."

AWARD-WINNING TEAM – Members of a Southeastern public relations class put together a 30-second public service announcement on voter registration that won a statewide competition sponsored by the Louisiana Secretary of State. Pictured are, front row, from left: Anna Guillot, Melissa Daigle, Stephony Mark, Rachel Montoya, Adrienne Rousse, Maya Miller and Marco Scott; back row, from left: Taylor Thornton, Dan Marchese, Megan Romaire, Stephani Holloway, Hillary Cowart, Regan Lesaichere, Nikki Cowart, Malik Harness and Ryan Zellner.

Swabbin' 4 Robin update
Homecoming Swabbin for RobinWe had a great start to the Swabbin' 4 Robin campaign recently. Through the efforts of our student volunteers at Friday's soccer match, we registered a total of 27 donors, 16 of whom were minorities. During tailgating at Homecoming, we registered 32 donors, 24 of whom were minority donors.
     In addition to the donor registrations, the students also raised awareness and provided education by handing out Be the Match leaflets and through conversations with visitors to the Swabbin' booth. Many thanks to Whitney Christy and the super volunteers from her student organization on Saturday, and to our awesome Lady Lions basketball team for their help on Friday!
     The remaining Swabbin' event dates and locations for the fall semester are listed below. Please come out to one or more of these events and help us spread the word by mentioning it to other students, faculty and staff. We need everyone's participation.

Nov. 6 - Southeastern Volleyball match on campus

Nov. 10 - Southeastern Football game on campus at Strawberry Stadium

Nov. 12 - Mid-day at the Union during Student Philanthropy Week


Above: Junior nursing student Charles Fahrenholtz of New Orleans swabs his cheek at Homecoming as part of the university's Swabbin' 4 Robin campaign to collect potential bone marrow donors for the national Be the Match database. Sophomore nursing student Taylor Daigrepont of Baton Rouge completes necessary paperwork under direction from Natalie Rowe of Be the Match. The campaign is being conducted in honor of alumna Robin Roberts, who recently underwent a bone marrow transplant.

Chamber Orchestra gives Halloween Concert

Yakov Voldman, left, and Kenneth BoultonSpooktacular II -- "Cowboys" Yakov Voldman, left, conductor of the university's Chamber Orchestra, and Ken Boulton, Interim Department Head of Fine and and Performing Arts, pause a moment following the concert Spooktacular II performed at the Columbia Theatre for the Performing Arts last Monday. The highly popular concert -- with members  of the orchestra decked out in various costumes --  featured costume contests for kids and adults and free candy in the lobby. Music included scores from popular movies such as Superman, Raiders of the Lost Ark, Star Wars and Jaws.

Annual Security and Fire Report available on-line
According to the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act (Clery Act), institutions which participate in Federal student financial aid programs are required to provide information to the public regarding campus safety and security policies and procedures. Statistics regarding crimes and fires related to their campuses must also be reported. The definition set used for this format is according to the FBI Uniform Crime Reporting (UCR)/National Incident-Based Reporting System (NIBRS) and updates are made no later than Oct. 1 every year for statistics from the previous year.
     Southeastern is dedicated to providing a safe, secure and crime-free environment for students, faculty, staff and visitors to our Hammond Campus, Baton Rouge Nursing Center, Livingston Parish Literacy and Technology Center, and St. Tammany Center. Many individuals and departments are involved in campus safety and security. This information can help keep you and others safe at Southeastern.
     At Southeastern, we endeavor to consistently provide accurate information to our community regarding the safety of
our campus. In furtherance of these efforts, we make our Annual Security and Fire Safety Reports available electronically at: This page links directly to each of the Annual Security and Fire Safety Reports for our various campuses for the calendar year 2011. The files are in .pdf format for easy viewing and printing.

College of Education sponsors summit
Entergy gives Southeastern grantAbout 400 stakeholders from across the region gathered at Southeastern Friday (Nov. 1) for a summit on the conditions of children, families, schools and society in southeast Louisiana.
     Hosted by the College of Education and Human Development, the program included presentations focused not only on schools, but on many other aspects of the daily lives of children and families, including divorce and family law, abuse and neglect, parental incarceration and the foster care system.
     Attendees included educators, counselors and social workers, non-profits that provide services for children, government officials and concerned community members.
     John Fischetti, dean of the college, said discussion continually came back to the number one impediment to student achievement -- pervasive poverty. In Hammond, 32 percent of the population lives below the poverty line, many of whom are children.
     "As we heard all 20 presentations today, it was clear that we have a huge task before us," said Lemar Marshall, Hammond City Council member and a panelist during the evening session. "The bottom line is the poverty element that we are confronted with every day. We must reduce poverty in order to drive educational achievement."
     Rob Carlisle, chief executive officer of Child Advocacy Services, a nonprofit that advocates for children moving through the court system and foster care, said every adult must take responsibility for the welfare of children.
     "We need a complete cultural shift," he said. "The family unit has changed drastically, and children are encountering more than 15 adults on a daily basis who have some role in their care. We all have to think of any child as all of our children."
     The day-long session was just the beginning of an ongoing conversation and collaboration, according to Fischetti. He said it is critical to bring together all partners and resources into a coordinated, focused effort to improve the lives of children and families, which will in turn improve education.
     The college plans to host follow-up meetings in the spring to address issues raised during the Summit, with funding provided through a grant from Entergy.
     "We want to figure out how to get it right, because it's unfair to the next generation to leave them in a situation where the cup is less than half full," he said.
     Other panel participants included members of the faculty of the College of Education and Human Development; Darrell Fairburn, superintendent of Washington Parish Schools; Shayla Guidry, supervisor of special education in St. Helena Parish; Marian Usey, student teacher at Southeastern; and Lila Tritico Hogan, divorce and family law attorney.

Above: Entergy Customer Service Manager Craig Schimpf, right, accepts thank you cards created by students at the Southeastern Lab School in appreciation for a $10,000 grant to the Southeastern College of Education and Human Development to assist in follow up meetings to its Education Summit. Presenting the cards are, from left, John Fischetti, dean of the college; Mary Ballard, associate dean; and Southeastern President John L. Crain.

Sociology students take trip to lower 9th ward
Dr. David Burley's Environmental Sociology students took their regular semester trip to the lower 9th Ward in New Orleans to learn about the continuing environmental and economic resurgence of the neighborhood.
     Darryl Malek-Wiley of the Sierra Club and the Lower 9th Ward Center for Sustainable Engagement and Development again led the tour. Students toured the Global Green homes, learned about the partnership between community and academics for the restoration of Bayou Bienvenue, of which Southeastern's Gary Shaeffer participates, and visited the urban farm and school, Our School at Blair Grocery.
     Students also saw the "Make It Right" homes which continue to be built and have had an interesting positive side effect -- many neighbors living in conventional homes have begun to install solar panels on their roofs, evidently being attracted by the low energy bills of their neighbors' popular homes.

Exhibit showcases talents of Southeastern seniors
The artwork of Southeastern graduating seniors will be on display Thursday, Nov. 15, to Saturday, Dec. 8, at the university's Contemporary Art Gallery in East Stadium.
     The Fall Senior Exhibition features some of the finest artwork from the graduating seniors of the department. The artists will be honored at an opening reception Thursday, Nov. 15, from 5-7 p.m. The exhibit and reception are free and open to the public. In addition to the works of art, gallery visitors can enjoy food and drinks.
     The Contemporary Art Gallery hours are 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. weekdays, with extended hours until 8 p.m. on Wednesdays. For additional information, call Associate Professor and Gallery Director Dale Newkirk at 549-5080.

Reconnect news
Reconnect, the environmental sustainability student organization on campus, has had an incredibly exciting and busy semester so far.
Three students, Amy Edwards, Bonnie Maye May, and Reconnect President Erin Uzee, have had the opportunity to represent Reconnect and Southeastern on two travel opportunities.
     First, these Reconnect students traveled to Fort Myers, Fla., for a Real Food Challenge Regional Leadership Training from Sept. 13-16. Real Food Challenge is a nationwide campaign to shift $1 billion dollars of the higher education food budget to local, sustainable produce by 2020.  The leadership training allowed these students the opportunity to network with other students from the Southeast and participate in numerous workshops to develop leadership and campaigning skills.
     More recently, these Reconnect students again traveled to Florida, this time for the Southeast Student Renewable Energy Conference. Over 300 students from across the southeast came together to participate in workshops designed to allow young leaders to become educated on many important issues related to renewable energy. These students were the only three students to not only represent Southeastern, but all of Louisiana. The conference which lasted from Oct. 5-7 was hosted by Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University. On the final day of the conference, the students held a rally on campus and marched to the Supreme Court and Capital Building demanding an end to the nuclear tax in Florida and to politicians' silence on climate change.
     Returning to campus these students have reunited with the rest of Reconnect to host their first Farmers' Market of the semester, which was Monday, Oct. 23. Reconnect has several other upcoming events including a "House of Horrors" bringing to light some of the more controversial and disturbing practices of the food industry, a second Farmers' Market on Nov. 15, and a presentation for the Youth Wetlands Project on Dec. 6. 

Center for Faculty Excellence news

TO GO Workshop
Maximize Your Moodle in an upcoming "TO GO" workshop in the Center for Faculty Excellence.  Our "TO GO" series offers 30-minute workshops to accommodate your busy schedules.
     Beth West, library specialist at Sims Memorial Library, will present "Maximize Your Moodle: Integrated Library Resources for Every Class" on Wednesday, Nov. 14, 11-11:30 am. This workshop will provide information about ways to incorporate research and library services into any class in Moodle. Options range from direct links to helpful resources to librarian-taught information literacy sessions.

Lunch N' Learn
On Thursday, Nov. 15, from 12:30-1:30 p.m., Dr. June Williams, interim department head of Counseling and Human Development, will present "Resilience:  Transformation through Adversity."
     This session will assist participants in exploring the concept that even when we experience difficult times, personally or professionally, there is the potential for us to discover strengths and supports that were previously not tapped and not simply "make it through," but to experience positive growth as a result of the adversity.

United Way campaign
Southeastern's United Way campaign for 2013 is well underway. If you have not received a pledge form, please contact the Center and one will be sent to you.
     We have already received packets from 10 areas with 100% participation! Keep up the good work!

Extended Studies news

Southeastern Employees' Series

How Money Works: Financial Success on a Salary (Thursday, Nov. 8, 5:15 to 6:15 p.m.)
Are you a Southeastern employee ready to take control of your financial success? In part I of How Money Works, you will learn the relationship between time, savings and debt. Financial success on a salary can happen if you take charge. This workshop is free.

How Money Works: Budgeting on a Salary (Tuesday, November 13, 5:15 to 6:15 pm)
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.


Basic Video Editing (Tuesdays and Thursdays, Nov. 6 - 15, 6 to 9 p.m.)
Everyone is shooting video these days, whether from a phone, SLR, HD camera, or iPad. But no matter what the source, this hands-on course will teach the basic film editing skills needed to get professional results from footage. This class is an introduction to post-production film editing, where participants will learn to import video, create a workflow, use editing techniques, transitions and effects, create titles, and turn the edited video into files for viewing on computers and TV. The cost is $150.


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

Foundation news
The Lion Legacy Association is sponsoring National Philanthropy Week activities Monday through Thursday, Nov. 12-15, 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 12 p.m.

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 thirty 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 in the news

Action News
Southeastern performance to showcase local talent

Wall Street activist speaks at SLU Monday

Southeastern, RaceTrac partner to raise funds for university

BR Advocate
Self-defense class offered safety advice at SLU

Summit to focus on children, society

SLU professor to lead history group

Gumbo cook-off set at SLU

Hammond Daily Star
Southeastern students launch 'Swabbin' 4 Robin'

Educators discuss children's issues

New Orleans Clarion Herald
Those in grief need our understanding and support
Southeastern hosting "Swabbin' for Robin" bone marrow campaign

Ennis elected president of education group

El Dorado (Ark.) News
Southeastern honors Cosse

This Week in Fine and Performing Arts

November 8
Southeastern Dance presents: Tap Concert, Pottle Auditorium, 7:30 p.m.

November 12
Southeastern Guitar 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

This Week in Athletics
The Southeastern basketball teams officially tip-off the 2012-13 season, while the football and volleyball teams will both celebrate Senior Day during this week in Southeastern Athletics.
     The Lion basketball team will host a preseason exhibition on Wednesday to prepare for the regular season opener. Southeastern will welcome Millsaps to the University Center for the 7 p.m. contest that can be viewed on LionVision. On Sunday, the Lions open the season proper with a 1 p.m. game at Wisconsin.
     The Lady Lion basketball team will also open the regular season on the road. On Friday, Southeastern will be in Oxford, Miss. for a 7 p.m. contest at Ole Miss. Both of this week's regular season basketball games can be heard in the Hammond area on KSLU-FM (90.9) and on the Internet at
     The football team (3-6, 3-2 Southland) will look to secure its first winning Southland Conference record since 2009 on Saturday, when it hosts Stephen F. Austin at 7 p.m. in Strawberry Stadium. Prior to the Lions' regular season home finale, seniors Brian Young, Beau Mothe, Devan Walker, Nathan Stanley, Robert Alford, Reshad Douglas, Kevin Roberts, T'Darryl Grays, Michael Chaney, Blaine LeBlanc, Tay Alford, Tramaine Lucas, Prentiss Hood, Paul Roppolo and Rogers Mueller will be honored in a Senior Day ceremony.
Saturday's game will be broadcast live in the Hammond area on KSLU-FM (90.9) and on the Internet at A live video stream will be provided by the Southeastern Channel and can be accessed at In conjunction with Saturday's game, the sixth annual Game Day Gumbo Cook-Off will help raise funds for Southeastern student-athletes during tailgating.
     As part of this new Southeastern tradition, tailgaters will have the chance to show off their gumbo cooking skills prior to the Lions' football game versus Stephen F. Austin at 7 p.m. There is no cost to participate as a tailgater gumbo chef. The registration form is available for download from the Student-Athlete Advisory Committee page at For more information about the Game Day Gumbo Cook-Off, contact Assistant Athletic Director for Academic Services/SWA Mary Kathryn Borland at or (985) 549-2256. All funds raised benefit SAAC, which has adopted the cook-off as its annual signature fund-raising event.
     Already assured of a spot in next week's Southland Conference Tournament, the volleyball team (10-17, 5-12 Southland) will close out the regular season with a pair of home matches. On Tuesday, the Lady Lions host Texas Southern at 6 p.m. On Saturday, league foe Nicholls State visits the University Center for a 2 p.m. match. Prior to the match, Southeastern will honor seniors Taylor Buckner, Tamra Grayson, Courtney Donald and Becky Bekelja in a Senior Day ceremony. Both matches will be streamed live and can be accessed via LionVision.
     The golf team will close out the fall portion of its schedule this week. On Monday and Tuesday, the Lions will be in Gulf Shores, Ala. to participate in the Red Wolves Fall Beach Classic.

Monday, November 5
Men's Golf, at Red Wolves Fall Beach Classic, Gulf Shores, Ala., All Day

Tuesday, November 6
Volleyball, vs. Texas Southern, University Center, 6 p.m. (LionVision)
Men's Golf, at Red Wolves Fall Beach Classic, Gulf Shores, Ala., All Day

Wednesday, November 7
Men's Basketball, vs. Millsaps (Exhibition), University Center, 7 p.m. (LionVision)

Friday, November 9
Women's Basketball, at Ole Miss, Oxford, Miss., 7 p.m. (KSLU)

Saturday, November 10
Football, vs. Stephen F. Austin (Senior Day), Strawberry Stadium, 7 p.m. (KSLU) (SE Channel)*

   - Gumbo Cook Off
Volleyball, vs. Nicholls State (Senior Day), University Center, 2 p.m. (LionVision)*

Sunday, November 11
Men's Basketball, at Wisconsin, Madison, Wisc., 1 p.m. (KSLU)


Southeastern home events in bold
* - Southland Conference contest

Professional activities
Beth West Bzik (Sims Memorial Library) and William B. Robison (History and Political Science) attended a conference in Chicago Oct.18-19 to prepare librarians and scholars to conduct the six-week program "America's Music: From Blues to Bluegrass to Broadway," created by Tribeca Film Institute in partnership with the American Library Association Public Programs Office and the National Endowment for the Humanities and in consultation with the Society for American Music. The program, which will be held at Southeastern in February and March 2013, features documentary screenings and scholar-led discussions of 20th century American popular music. The six sessions will focus on uniquely American musical genres: blues and gospel, Broadway, jazz, bluegrass and country, rock n' roll, and mambo and hip hop. The Sims Memorial Library received a $2,500 grant from the ALA in support of the local program.
     William B. Robison (History and Political Science) had an article, "Stimulation, Not Simulation: An Alternate Approach to History Teaching Games," accepted for publication in The History Teacher. He also participated in a roundtable, "Cutting-Edge Drama: Assessing Showtime's The Tudors," and presented a paper, "Turning Catherine's Weal: Irene Papas and Maria Doyle Kennedy as Catherine of Aragon," in a session on "Screening Two Wives of Henry VIII: Catherine of Aragon and Anne Boleyn" at the Sixteenth Century Studies Conference in Cincinnati Oct. 25-27.
     Dr. Thomas Sommerfeld (Chemistry and Physics) presented results of Ms. Katelyn Dreux's CHEM 411 paper as a talk entitled "Characterizing the Excess Electron of Li(NH_3)_n" at the Southwest Theoretical Chemistry Conference held at the Texas A&M campus in College Station.
     Kimberly Hale (History and Political Science) has been offered a contract by Lexington Books to publish her book, The Lost City:  Examining the Relationship Between Science, Philosophy, and the Atlantis Myth, which examines Francis Bacon's vision of society governed by modern science. Using Bacon's New Atlantis as a foundation, she connects his teaching about modern politics to both Plato's Atlantis myth and the emerging Enlightenment in England. Bacon's treatment of science indicates the importance of political and economic liberty for the modern world.
     Dr. Luanne Billingsley (Nursing) was an invited featured speaker recently at the 4th Annual Evidence-Based Practice Conference in New Orleans hosted by Ochsner Health System and LSUHSC. Billingsley closed the conference with her presentation entitled, "Exploring Technological Solutions to Foster Evidence-Based Practice." This presentation highlighted a multitude of clinical applications using free technologies that are readily available to nurses, faculty, and researchers to keep pace with evidence-based practice in the complex healthcare environment. Conference participants were given a link to Dr. Billingsley's Prezi which may be viewed at


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