Highlights from Traditions

Graduation application deadline

Chamber Lunch to be on campus

New research programs available

Lion Lagniappe Card off campus

Southeastern Magazine copies available

$5 Fridays at Cayman Cafe

Southeastern in the news

This Week in Athletics

Professional activities

Traditions highlights


1)Move in Mania2)Strawberry Jam 2013


1) Katelyn Whitekiller, left, and daughter Shelly, move furniture around in Shelly's room at Southeastern on Sunday's "Move-In Mane-ia" day. A freshman from Purcell, Okla., Shelly looks to be a part of the university's track and field team.


2) "Roomie," the cheerleaders and the band help pump up the crowd during Strawberry Jam, which was held the evening before classes officially started.

September 16 is final day for students to apply for fall 2013 graduation

The final day for Southeastern students to apply to graduate in fall 2013 is Sept. 16, the university announced today.
The graduation application and payment deadlines will be strictly enforced, university officials said.
     Candidates for associate, bachelor, master and doctoral degrees can apply for graduation by logging into their LeoNet campus accounts and choosing the "Self Service, Degree Progress/Graduation, Apply for Graduation" option. Instructions are available on the "Current Students" link at; then click on "Graduation Information – Apply for Graduation" or call Southeastern's Office of the Registrar at 549-2066.
     The $35 application fee should be paid directly to the Controller's Office, located on North Campus in the Financial Aid Building.

Chamber Luncheon to be held on campus

The next general meeting of the Hammond Chamber of Commerce is Thursday, Aug. 29, from 12 to 1 p.m. at Twelve Oaks Reception Hall. The doors will open at 11:30 a.m.
     Speakers for the meeting are Southeastern's own Interim Athletic Director Jay Artigues and Head Football Coach Ron Roberts. There will also be a Southeastern pep rally with Roomie and the Cheerleaders, a perfect way to celebrate the first home football game that evening as the Lions face Southeast Missouri in Strawberry Stadium.
     All Southeastern employees are encouraged to enjoy the benefit of the university's Chamber membership. The cost to attend is $15.

Honors Research Scholars and Creative Scholars

The Honors Program is pleased to offer a new distinction for our undergraduate students who excel in research or creative endeavors.
     The Honors Research Scholar and Honors Creative Scholar programs are available to undergraduates who have completed at least 30 hours of coursework, have at least a 3.0 cumulative GPA, and have at least two semesters remaining before graduation. The students must propose a program that will last at least two semesters and that will result in a senior thesis, journal publication, conference presentation, exhibition, or other suitable product. The work must be over and above work required for graduation; i.e., work for a course, senior project, senior thesis, senior exhibition, etc. is not eligible.
     If you have a student who is working on a research or creative project and who would like to be recognized for their efforts on their transcript and in the program at Commencement, please direct them to the program information on the web at or have them contact Dr. Kent Neuerburg in the Honors Office, 103 Meade Hall.

Lion Lagniappe Card now accepted off campus

The Lion's Lagniappe account, which is accessible through the Southeastern ID card for students, faculty and staff, is now being accepted at off campus retail locations for payment.
     In addition to being accepted on campus for various purchases, Lion's Lagniappe can now be used just like a debit card at the following Hammond retailers: Smoothie King on University Avenue, both Hammond locations of the Salad Station, Pita Pit, Coop DeVille, Rende's, and Campus Convenience. Also offering the service will be the University Avenue and Thomas Street locations of PJs and CVS Pharmacy in Hammond.
     Robin Parker, director of marketing and strategic initiatives for Auxiliary Services, said additional retailers are being signed up to participate. Vendors participating in the program can be identified by a "Lion's Lagniappe Card Accepted Here" sign.
     "We have enjoyed great success with the Lion's Lagniappe program on campus at such locations as the University Bookstore, the Document Source, campus dining facilities, the Health Center, the Pennington Student Activity Center and with copy and vending machines," said Parker. "We are excited about being able to offer this convenient service to our students, faculty, and staff at off campus locations as well."
     Managing a Lion's Lagniappe account is available online, Parker added.
     "Manage My ID is a secure service providing students, faculty and staff with online Lion's Lagniappe account capabilities," she said. "Accounts can be activated at"
     For additional information on Lion's Lagniappe, contact Pam Hoover, director of Campus Card Operations, at 549-3990 or visit

Southeastern Magazine is here

The University Marketing and Communications Office has extra copies of Southeastern Magazine available. Magazines will be distributed to the various departments on campus.
     To request extra copies, call the office at extension 2341 or email

$5 Fridays at Cayman Cafe

Did you know about $5 Fridays for faculty and staff members and the benefits of having a meal plan? When the workday ends at 12:30 p.m. on Friday, Campus Dining invites Southeastern faculty and staff to take advantage of eating in Cayman Café for a reduced rate of $5 instead of $6.95 + tax door rate.
     If you like $5 Fridays, you can take advantage of having a reduced rate every day by investing in a meal plan. If you choose the 10 meal plan for $50, pay $5/meal and with the 20 meal plan for $96, pay only $4.80/meal. With the 30 meal plan for $138, pay only $4.60/meal and the 40 meal plan for $180, pay only $4.50/meal.
     It's not too late to sign up for your plan. Go to or stop by our office located in the Twelve Oaks Complex (in between Quiznos and Chick-fil-A) to sign up today.
     If you want more flexibility and eat at our retail locations, you can add Cub Cash, which is non-taxed dollars, to use at any dining location. Receive a $5 bonus for adding $50 in Cub Cash, $15 bonus for adding $100 in Cub Cash, and $25 bonus for adding $150 in Cub Cash. It rolls from semester to semester if you do not use it all.
     For more information about Campus Dining, call 549-2286 or e-mail Have a great semester!

Southeastern in the news

Action News
Southeastern Lagniappe Card now accepted off campus

Kirylo: Stand up, speak up, and not shut up (Opinion)

Associated Press
5 honored for service at SLU

BR Advocate
UL System to help find jobs for students

1,193 students earn SLU honors

SLU professor recognized for work

Hammond Daily Star
New year begins at Southeastern

Southeastern students return to class

This Week in Athletics
The Southeastern football team will officially open the 2013 season, hosting Southeast Missouri at 7 p.m. in Strawberry Stadium on Thursday during this week in Southeastern Athletics.
     The Lions are coming off a best-ever 5-2 finish in Southland Conference play last season and expectations for the coming year are high. Southeastern returns 16 starters and have added immediate impact performers junior quarterback Bryan Bennett and sophomore running back Kody Sutton, among others. Southeast Missouri, a member of the Ohio Valley Conference, comes to Hammond to open the season after finishing with a 3-8 overall record last season. For ticket information, contact the Southeastern Athletics Ticket Office at (985) 549-LION (5466) or visit
     The game will be broadcast on the Southeastern Sports Radio Network and can be heard on KSLU-FM (90.9), WHMD-FM (107.1) and, where live stats will also be available. LionVision subscribers will also be able to access a live video stream of Thursday's contest. The Southeastern Channel (Charter Channel 18) will also air the game on tape delay.
     Southeastern will also celebrate the 10-year anniversary of the return of football after an 18-year absence. Members of the 2003 Lions will be honored at halftime of Thursday's game. One lucky fan will also have the opportunity to win $10,000 in the football throw contest sponsored by the Southeastern Campus Activities Board. Thursday's festivities will begin with a 12 p.m. Hammond Chamber Pep Rally Luncheon in Twelve Oaks.
     The Southeastern volleyball team will also open its 2013 season this week. On Wednesday, the Lady Lions will host the Green and Gold intra-squad scrimmage, which can be viewed on LionVision, at 7 p.m. in the University Center. Southeastern will open the season proper at the FAU Invitational in Boca Raton, Fla. On Friday, the Lady Lions face host Florida Atlantic at 11:30 a.m. and Bethune-Cookman at 3:30 p.m. Southeastern closes the tournament on Saturday with a 12 p.m. contest versus Jacksonville.
     The Southeastern men's and women's cross country teams will also open their seasons this week. The Lions and Lady Lions will compete in the UNO Cross Country Opener on Friday at 5 p.m.
     The Southeastern soccer team (1-0) has three road matches on tap this week. The Lady Lions open the week in Lafayette on Tuesday, facing Louisiana-Lafayette at 6 p.m. On Friday, Southeastern heads to Mississippi Valley State at 6 p.m. in Itta Bena, Miss. The Lady Lions close the week with a 4 p.m. match on Sunday at Southern Miss in Hattiesburg, Miss.

Tuesday, August 27
Soccer, at Louisiana-Lafayette, Lafayette, 6 p.m.

Wednesday, August 28
Volleyball, Green and Gold Match, University Center, 7 p.m. (LionVision)

Thursday, August 29
Football, vs. Southeast Missouri, Strawberry Stadium, 7 p.m. (KSLU) (WHMD) (LionVision) (SE Channel)
     - 2003 Lions to be honored at halftime
     - $10,000 CAB Football Throw

Friday, August 30
Volleyball, at Florida Atlantic (FAU Invitational), Boca Raton, Fla., 11:30 a.m.
Volleyball, vs. Bethune-Cookman (FAU Invitational), Boca Raton, Fla., 3:30 p.m.
Men's and Women's Cross Country, at UNO Cross Country Opener, New Orleans, 5 p.m.
Soccer, at Mississippi Valley State, Itta Bena, Miss., 6 p.m.

Saturday, August 31
Volleyball, vs. Jacksonville (FAU Invitational), Boca Raton, Fla., 12 p.m.

Sunday, September 1
Soccer, at Southern Miss, Hattiesburg, Miss., 4 p.m.

Southeastern home events in bold

Professional activities
"Rings determined by Cyclic Covers of Groups," a paper jointly authored by Dr. Alan Cannon (Mathematics), Dr. Kent Neuerburg (Mathematics) and Dr. Carl Maxson (Texas A&M University), has been accepted for publication in the Journal of Algebra.
     Dr. Ho-Hoon Lee (Engineering Technology) learned that his paper "A Leader-Following Formation Control of a Group of Car-Like Robots" has been accepted into the 2013 ASME International Mechanical Engineering Congress & Exposition to be held in San Diego, Calif.


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