Swabbin 4 Robin event held

The Full Monty at Columbia Theatre

Alumni on Reality TV

La Cap sponsors President's Toast

Alumni Association events

Study Abroad courses available

You Be the Chemist event scheduled

De Noux authors new novel

OSRP call for presentations

Security and Fire report on line

Saxophonist recital scheduled

Human Resources news

Award nominations sought


Southeastern in the news

Extended Studies news

Fine and Performing Arts news

Football players deliver Valentines

This Week in Athletics

Professional activities

Southeastern students sign up in Swabbin 4 Robin Event
Swabbing for RobinSoutheastern students lined up Wednesday (Feb. 6) to sign up for a national bone marrow donor registry in honor of one of their most esteemed alumna, Robin Roberts, co-anchor of ABC-TV's Good Morning America.
     Approximately 120 students and others filled out application forms and swabbed their mouths as part of the university's year-long effort to educate the public and recruit potential bone marrow donors for patients diagnosed with leukemia and other life-threatening diseases.
     Student and faculty volunteers, cheerleaders, student-athletes and even Southeastern's lion mascot Roomie passed out literature and encouraged participants to be a part of "Swabbin' 4 Robin." The project is named in honor and support of Roberts, a Southeastern basketball star and 1983 graduate. Roberts underwent a bone marrow transplant several months ago to treat myelodysplastic syndrome, a disease also known as pre-leukemia. The "Swabbin" name refers to the DNA collection method that requires a simple painless cheek swab.
     Approximately 120 individuals registered during the event, bringing Southeastern's total number of potential donors to nearly 425. Additional Swabbin' activities will be scheduled at athletic events throughout the spring.
     During the event, a camera crew affiliated with ABC-TV filmed students and taped interviews to be used in an upcoming network special on Roberts' return to the Good Morning American team in the near future.
     "It's exciting and makes us proud to see so many of our students joining this effort and showing their support for Robin," said Vice President for Advancement Wendy Lauderdale. "The fact that they are willing to be on a donor registry for a possible bone marrow transplant demonstrates their concern for others."
     Nursing student Kaitlyn Hart of Walker was passing through the crowded Student Union mall when she was attracted to the activity.
     "I wasn't aware this was going on," she said, "but when I saw this I wanted to sign up. I donate blood all the time, so I figured why not be a part of this."
     "I have had several people in my family get sick with cancer and survive," commented freshman physics major Anthony Degioia of Baton Rouge. "They are big influences on my life. I thought if this can help other people with cancer, then I want to do this."
After the swabs are collected, the information will be coded into the national database of potential donors maintained by Be the Match, the world's largest, most diverse registry of potential bone marrow donors.
     According to Be the Match, more than 10,000 patients a year are diagnosed with life-threatening diseases such as leukemia. For many of these individuals, a bone marrow transplant from an unrelated donor may be their best hope for a cure.
Swabbin' 4 Robin includes a coalition of campus partners, including the Southeastern Foundation, Athletics Department, Student Government Association, Greek and other student organizations.
     For more information on the effort, go to the webpage or on Facebook at


SWABBIN' 4 ROBIN Southeastern physics major Anthony Degioia of Baton Rouge swabs his cheek while volunteer Shannon Matadobra assists at a Swabbin' 4 Robin event held in the university's Student Union on Wednesday (Feb. 6). The event was held to recruit potential bone marrow donors for leukemia and other blood diseases. Swabbin' 4 Robin is named in honor of Good Morning America anchor and Southeastern graduate Robin Roberts who underwent a bone marrow transplant several months ago.

Columbia Theatre to present The Full Monty
The Full MontyThe Full Monty is coming to Southeastern's Columbia Theatre for the Performing Arts for one show only on Thursday, Feb. 21.
     Presented by the Jefferson Performing Arts Society (JPAS), the production begins at 7:30 p.m. in the downtown Hammond theatre.
Columbia Theatre Interim Director C. Roy Blackwood is excited about the performance.
     "In this 1997 British comedy-drama, six unemployed men form a male striptease act in order to earn enough money to get a new start. The show they produce is billed as going 'The Full Monty' - stripping all the way and causing the show to sell out," said Blackwood.
As the guys work through their fears, self-consciousness, feelings of worthlessness and anxieties, they come to discover that not only are they stronger as a group, but the strength they find in each other gives them the individual courage to face their demons and overcome them, Blackwood added.
     "The director of the Jefferson Performing Arts Society's version reports that the show is guaranteed to be hilarious, along with addressing social issues, but also suitable for all audiences. Columbia's audiences will recognize 'JPAS' as having successfully performed 'Fiddler on the Roof' and 'Hairspray' to sold out crowds during the 2011-12 season," he said.
     Tickets range from $32 - $40 and are available at the Columbia Theatre box office on Monday through Friday from 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. or by phone at (985) 543-4371. Patrons may also get tickets online at

Southeastern Alumni take Reality TV by storm
This year has started out with a bang for a pair of Southeastern alumni who are participating in two different reality television shows – one in fashion, the other in music.
     Mat ArthurMat Arthur, a 2005 Southeastern graduate, has been selected for the current season of "Project Runway," a reality competition about fashion that airs Thursdays at 8 p.m. on the Lifetime Network.
     A communications graduate, Arthur stumbled into the fashion world by chance.
     "I had never made an article of clothing," Arthur said, "but I got asked to do menswear for a benefit show. I received some great feedback and caught the bug. It's been research and practicing my craft ever since."
     Arthur attributes his experiences at Southeastern with helping him prepare for the real world.
     "I discovered myself there. As one grows and develops, identity sort of becomes this evolving concept," Arthur said. "As cliché as it may sound, I realized the most about myself during my time at Southeastern. Also, my work is usually based on social observation, and I can honestly say that my string of theater and writing classes definitely shaped the way I filter the world."
     In addition to his stint on "Project Runway," Arthur works as a salon/retail manager for Neill Corporation in New Orleans and also designs his own brand of clothing. He finds his work challenging.
     "I find the best way to continue to grow as an artist or in any field is to continue to challenge yourself, take risks and push boundaries," Arthur said. "The process can be difficult, but the results come with such value."
     Brandy Hotard, a 2008 Miss Southeastern and 2011 graduate in nursing, auditioned for American Idol this year for the third time.Brandy Hotard
     "I auditioned for American Idol to prove I was ready for Hollywood," she said. "Luckily, the third time was the charm."
     A psychiatric nurse from Port Allen, Hotard  made it to Hollywood and begins competing this week to vie for a spot in the top 20 female contestants.
     When Hotard received her golden ticket, she didn't know whether to be excited or cry, because her grandmother had just passed away. She says it was little bit of both emotions for her.
     As a young girl, Hotard was inspired by country music, with Reba McEntire being her favorite artist. She describes herself as a combination of Kelly Clarkson and Carrie Underwood, big shoes to fill she admits, and says she has a little bit of Janis Joplin in her voice with a slight rocker vibe.
     When asked why she should be the next American Idol, Hotard said it's because she is homegrown and unique.
     "I don't think there is anyone else out there like me. When I get on stage with the full music and the microphone in my hand, I almost transform into something different. When I watch myself on tape, it's weird to see the different characters I can transform into relaying the message of whatever song I'm singing."
     American Idol airs on Wednesday and Thursday nights on Fox at 7 p.m.

La Cap to again sponsor President's Toast at Chefs Evening
LaCap sponsors President's ToastSoutheastern's largest fundraiser, Chefs Evening, will launch the event with the President's Toast as a featured prelude thanks to the exclusive diamond sponsorship of La Capitol Federal Credit Union.
     The President's Toast precedes the grand event, scheduled this year for Sunday, March 3, at the President's University Residence from 4 – 5 p.m. Chefs Evening follows from 5:30 – 8 p.m. at the Pennington Student Activity Center.
     Chefs Evening, which is the Southeastern Foundation's main annual fundraiser, supports the university's academic programs while offering guest samplings of fine cuisine and beverages provided by over 40 regional restaurants and other establishments.
     LaCap was the first President's Toast sponsor, adding to the already well-established tradition of partnership between the financial institution and the university. This is the third consecutive year LaCap will be the diamond sponsor for the President's Toast.
     For more information or to purchase tickets, call the Southeastern Foundation at 985-549-2420. Chefs Evening information is also available online at


La CAP TO SPONSOR 'TOAST'For the third consecutive year, La Capitol Federal Credit Union will be the exclusive Diamond Sponsor of the President's Toast, Southeastern Louisiana University's prelude event to Chefs Evening, scheduled this year for Sunday, March 3. Pictured from left are Andrew Hickman, annual giving coordinator; Monty Buckles, Hammond branch manager for La Capitol Federal Credit Union; and Southeastern President John L. Crain.

Alumni Association events

Southeastern alumni chapter to host social in New Orleans February 19
The New Orleans Chapter of the Southeastern Louisiana University Alumni Association will host a Dutch treat social for alumni and friends Tuesday, Feb. 19, prior to the Lions versus Tulane baseball game.
     The event will be held in New Orleans from 5 to 6:30 p.m. at Felipe's Taqueria at 6215 South Miro St. and is within walking distance of Tulane's Turchin Stadium.
     "This is a great networking opportunity for our New Orleans area alumni, as well as a chance to cheer on our Lions baseball team," said Alumni Association Director Kathy Pittman.
     The Alumni Association has special ticket pricing for this game for Southeastern alumni at $5 per person. Interested alumni should contact Morgan Pfost at 504-314-7092 for tickets.
     For more information, contact the Alumni Association at 549-2150.

Southeastern Alumni hosts Fair Grounds Day at the Races Feb. 24
The Southeastern Alumni Association will host "A Day at the Races" at the New Orleans Fair Grounds Sunday, Feb. 24.
     The fun event is open to all Southeastern alumni and friends, 21 years of age and older, said Alumni Association Director Kathy Pittman. Cost is $55, which includes bus transportation from Hammond, clubhouse admission and lunch. Feb. 20 is the payment deadline.
     The bus will depart the Alumni Center at 10:30 a.m. and return immediately after the last race. Participants who plan to use their own transportation are welcome to meet the Southeastern group at the Fair Grounds, although the cost will remain the same Pittman said.
The lunch menu includes a wide variety of choices, such as the Fair Grounds favorite corned beef and cabbage, seafood du jour, grilled chicken breast with garlic mushroom cream, pasta du jour, rice pilaf, vegetable du jour and dessert. Iced tea, soft drinks and coffee are also included.
     "Lunch will be followed by an afternoon of fun and excitement watching the races," Pittman said. "Make plans to join us."
Participants can register online at
     For additional information, contact the Alumni Association at 549-2150 or 1-800-SLU-ALUM.

Southeastern offers wide range of study abroad courses
Study abroad students by the Great WallFrom the sands of Normandy's Omaha Beach, to the Great Wall of China, to the rain forests of Costa Rica, students at Southeastern are choosing from a wide variety of locales to study abroad this summer.
     "This year we are conducting business programs in China, Panama and Costa Rica; biology programs in Costa Rica and France; a new sociology program in Cuba; a D-Day Campaign history course in England and France, as well as traditional language programs in Italy and Spain," said Kent Neuerburg, director of Honors and International Initiatives.
     Other programs on the schedule include studies in history and political science in Scotland and Ireland, theater and communications in London, and political science and geography in Austria.
     Feb. 21 is the deadline for applying for any of the university's 13 study abroad programs, where students can earn up to six hours of academic credit. Adults who are not currently students at Southeastern can also participate through the university's Special Program for Adults, said Neuerburg.
     "We're encouraging anyone interested in these programs to apply as soon as possible," he said.
Information and a complete schedule of programs being offered can be found online at or by calling 549-2135.
     New offerings this year are the sociology program in Cuba and the biology program in France, he said. The Costa Rica biology program is returning after a brief hiatus, as is the political science and geography program in Salzburg and Vienna.
     The D-Day history program was first offered last year by Southeastern military historian Harry Laver. The trip this summer will begin in London with visits to World War II sites, including Churchill's war room and the Imperial War Museum.
     "From there we'll follow the path of Allied forces by taking a ferry across the English Channel to the beaches of Normandy," said Laver. "We'll spend two days walking the invasion beaches, including Omaha, Utah and Pegasus Bridge, exploring German bunkers and visiting the American cemetery before concluding the trip in Paris."
     "The D-Day trip was the defining moment of my undergraduate studies at Southeastern," said graduate student Bryan Perissutti, who plans to go again this year. "I am doing my student teaching at Ponchatoula High, where I'm preparing to teach a World War II unit to my students. Being able to show them pictures I took and telling them stories you only hear from the guides in Normandy is something I look forward to. I encourage everyone I meet to participate in study abroad, because it is truly a life-changing experience."
     Associate Professor of Marketing Mike Jones will lead a group of students in a trip to China, where they will gain insight into the business operations of companies such as Hyundai, computer and steel plants, and distribution centers. The students tour the cities of Shanghai and the capital Beijing, while also seeing sights such as Tiananmen Square, the Great Wall, the Forbidden City and others.
     "In addition to a completely different perspective on the course content, students have the opportunity to explore and interact with new cultures, foods, music, art, architecture and so on," Neuerburg said. "Travel opens our eyes in so many ways, and students always comment about how the experience changed their perspectives on themselves and on the world."


CHINA'S GREAT WALLSoutheastern students toured the Great Wall as part of their study abroad trip to China last year. The university is offering 13 study abroad trips this summer. Information is available at

You Be the Chemist Challenge scheduled at Southeastern Feb. 22
More than 300 middle school students from 18 Tangipahoa Parish public schools will converge on the Southeastern campus Friday (Feb. 22) to demonstrate their knowledge of chemistry concepts, important discoveries and chemical safety awareness at a regional You Be the Chemist Challenge.
     The event will be held in the University Center from 9 a.m. – 1 p.m., and is sponsored by the Southeastern Department of Chemistry and Physics with financial support from Bercen, Inc., a Denham Springs-based specialty chemical manufacturer. Bercen also will provide a number of chemists to serve as judges.
     Students from area schools will compete against one another in the challenge, said project coordinator David Norwood, associate professor in the Southeastern Department of Chemistry and Physics. The competition engages students in grades 5-8 and includes an academic question and answer competition created by the Chemical Educational Foundation.
     "The challenge exposes students to chemistry and how it applies to their everyday lives. It helps them gain a greater appreciation of how chemistry shapes our world," explained Norwood. "It's rewarding to see the students take such a strong interest in science."
You Be the Chemist was created by the National Association of Chemical Distributors in 1989 to serve as the educational outreach segment of the chemical distribution industry. The event partners chemical industries with area schools.
     The winner of the challenge at Southeastern will advance to the State Challenge to be held at LSU later in the spring. The winner of the state competition will compete in the National YBTC Challenge to be held in Philadelphia in June.
     For more information, contact Norwood by email at or at 549-3938.

New novel in police series authored by De Noux
O'Neil De NouxSoutheastern police detective O'Neil De Noux has written the sixth novel in his police series.
     Titled "New Orleans Homicide," the novel features a reappearance of De Noux's character Dino LaStanza, a detective with the New Orleans Police Department. In the story, LaStanza teams up with other over-worked detectives as they work a particularly violent weekend in the Crescent City, where an elderly man is killed on Good Friday night, a young woman is murdered Saturday evening and a middle-aged woman is killed in her Audubon Park home on Easter Sunday.
     De Noux includes another previous character, patrolman John Raven Beau, who joins the team in a relentless pursuit of the murderers.
     Published by Big Kiss Productions, "New Orleans Homicide" is the latest in De Noux's acclaimed series that began with the 1988 publication of "Grim Reaper" and was followed by "The Big Kiss," "Blue Orleans," "Crescent City Kills" and "The Big Show." The entire backlist has been re-issued in new trade paperback editions and ebooks.
     An investigator with Southeastern's police department since 2006, De Noux has served with the sheriff's offices in Jefferson and St. Bernard parishes. He has also worked as a private investigator, criminal intelligence analyst and creative writing instructor. He is a resident of Covington.

Southeastern Students' Research, Creative and Scholarly Activities Showcase Call for Presentations
The Office of Sponsored Research and Programs (OSRP) invites undergraduate and graduate students to participate in its showcase of student research, creative, and scholarly activity in the Student Union Ballroom on Tuesday, April 16, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
     This university-wide, non-competitive event will provide a venue for display of such items as conference posters, publications, and other visual presentations. We invite you to include your current work as well as your work completed at Southeastern in previous semesters.
     Although there will be no formal oral presentations, we envision that the student investigators and artists – and if feasible, their faculty advisors – will be present for one hour during the course of the three-hour showcase to discuss their displays and to advocate for the future participation of Southeastern students in research, creative, and scholarly pursuits.
     Faculty are welcome to display and accompany work by their former Southeastern student collaborators. Faculty are also welcome to display and distribute recruiting materials for undergraduate and graduate student opportunities in research, creative, and scholarly activities here at Southeastern. In the event of limited space, a higher priority will be given to student displays in the main arena.
     The registration form is available for download from the Office of Sponsored Research and Programs' web page
     Undergraduate and Graduate Students from all disciplines are encouraged to participate. We ask that all presentations be "display ready."
     For more information, please contact Margaret Adelmann, OSRP, at 549-5312 or by email at

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 October 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.

Southeastern welcomes famed saxophonist for recital
Connie Frigo, classical saxophonist and a member of the University of Georgia faculty, will perform a recital on Wednesday, Feb. 20, at Southeastern. The free performance is scheduled for 7:30 p.m. in Pottle Recital Hall.
     Performing with Frigo on piano will be Southeastern Associate Professor of Piano Henry Jones.
     Originally from New York, Frigo played six years with the premiere U.S. Navy Band, three of which as the youngest member. As a Fulbright Scholar to the Netherlands, Frigo studied performance at the Conservatorium van Amsterdam with Dutch saxophonist Amo Bomkamp. She was the baritone saxophonist with the New Century Saxophone Quartet for seven years, traveling and performing in more than 30 states.
     Frigo also founded the Road of Creativity, an ensemble of 10 musicians, to bring music into the business world. She has served on the faculty of a number of universities including the University of Tennessee in Knoxville and the University of Maryland. She is currently an assistant professor of saxophone at the University of Georgia's Hugh Hodgson School of Music.
     Before her recital, Frigo will offer three master classes at Southeastern. The first class is on Tuesday, Feb. 19, at 2 p.m., room 103 in Pottle Music Building. A second class on Tuesday, Feb. 19, will be at 7:30 p.m. in the Pottle Auditorium. Frigo will host a third class on Wednesday, Feb. 20, at 5 p.m., also in room 103 of Pottle Music Building.
     For more information, contact the Department of Fine and Performing Arts at 549-2184.

Human Resources news - CPTP Programs on Campus March 6

The Comprehensive Public Training Program, (CPTP), is offering two informative half-day programs on campus on Wednesday, March 6. The programs will be held in the University Center, room 139.


Managing Work Time Effectively (8:15 – 11:30 a.m.)

This half-day class examines the habits we have in managing our time, and how the concepts of importance and urgency affect our productivity. Participants will identify the activities that determine their use of time and will learn and practice an effective method for prioritizing and sequencing work tasks. Participants will also examine how large projects and long-term expectations impact daily and weekly planning. This class is open to all employees.

Correcting Performance Problems (12:30 – 3:30 p.m.)

This half-day class is designed to provide participants with the necessary skills for addressing recurring or serious performance problems to help an individual get their performance back on track.

Learning objectives include:

• Discuss consequences of not confronting poor performance

• Decide when to conduct conversations about poor performance

• Determine key actions for correcting performance problems

• Plan a conversation for correcting performance problems

• Practice a conversation for correcting performance problems

• Develop an action plan for implementing new techniques in the workplace

This class is designed for supervisors. Advance registration is required for these programs and space is limited. For more information, please contact Jan Ortego at or at extension 5771.

Student Engagement awards nominations
The Office for Student Engagement at Southeastern is once again coordinating the yearly nominations process for awards to be presented at the annual Division for Student Affairs Awards Convocation held each spring. Awards include the Division for Student Affairs Outstanding Man/Woman Award, the Green "S" Award and the Outstanding Freshman Award.
     These awards are presented annually to a man and woman that have contributed to student life, made outstanding contributions to the University and have outstanding personal characteristics (i.e.–integrity, leadership, etc).
     Nominations are accepted from administration, faculty, staff and/or recognized student organization presidents. Nomination forms can be found at the following website:
     Please submit nomination forms for these awards by March 1 at 12:30 p.m., to room 123, Mims Hall, by mail at SLU 10483 or email at or

Southeastern in the news
Action News
SCORE, LSBDC at SLU host Simple Steps series

SLU historian writes of Grant's leadership qualities

Southeastern library hosts music history series

Southeastern's De Noux pens sixth novel in series

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Get tickets now for Southeastern's fundraiser Chefs Evening

Louisiana National Guard Engineers thank Southeastern

Southeastern grads in two reality shows: one fashion, other in music

Full Monty comes to Southeastern's Columbia Theatre
You Be the Chemist - middle schoolers to show chemistry skills

BR Advocate
Exhibition to feature SLU art faculty's work

SLU historian to discuss KKK's historical role

Louisiana Idol

Music history film series starts Tuesday at SLU

Library displays black history resources

SLU historian's new book shows Grant's military skills

Super Bowl reunites student, professor

New courses at UL System

Swabbin' 4 Robin encouraging bone marrow donors

Robin Roberts' health struggle inspires hundreds to donate bone marrow

Extended Studies news

Introduction to Welding (Wednesdays, Feb. 20 – March 13, 6 to 9 p.m.)
If you are interested in learning hands-on welding, this course will provide you with an introduction to safety and the setup of oxyfuel and SMAW (stick) equipment. Students will work in the flat position using plain carbon steel. Also included will be an introduction to GMAW. The cost is $350.

Microsoft Excel Learning Series: Introduction to Excel (Feb. 25 & 27, 5:30 to 8:30 p.m.)
This course is designed for individuals who have little or no experience with Microsoft Excel. Students will learn to create a file, enter data, create formulas, navigate spreadsheets, and understand the basic components of the Excel environment. Students will also learn format, edit, and save documents. Students who successfully complete this course will receive a certificate of completion. The cost is $120.

Basic Film Acting (Tuesdays, Feb. 26 – March 26, 6 to 8 p.m.)
This course is designed to teach novice actors basic film and stage audition and acting techniques, on-set behavior, and how to find legitimate film and stage acting work in Louisiana. The cost is $115.

Makeup for Cinema (Tuesdays, Feb. 26 – March 26, 6 to 8 p.m.)
Students in this course will learn and be able to deliver the makeup needs for film and television productions, and demonstrate a variety of makeup applications. Students completing the course will be able to discuss makeup design utilizing industry terminology, gain working knowledge of traditional techniques, and execute a variety of makeup designs for different media outlets. The cost is $125.

Open Water Scuba Diving (Tuesdays & Saturdays, March 5 –23, 6 to 9 p.m. & 9 to noon)
The PADI Open Water Dive course is the world's most popular scuba course and has introduced millions of people to diving. After successfully completing this course, students will be eligible for the Open Water Trip as well as PADI's Open Water Diver certification. Students will get the chance to breathe underwater for the first time (something they'll never forget) and learn what is necessary to become a certified diver. Students will make at least three pool dives. The cost is $445.


Introduction to Videography (Mondays & Wednesdays, Feb. 25 – March 6, 6 to 9 p.m.)
This course will feature the process of recording moving images with video cameras and the principles of effective lighting techniques. Students will learn the fundamentals of composing shots for particular purposes, as well as how to properly light the subject in order to obtain the desired result. Students will also learn how to utilize basic camera functions and how to prepare video for post-production. Basic audio principles will also be covered. The cost is $150.

Art of Freelancing and Earning a Living (Tuesdays, March 5 – 26, 6:45 to 8:15 p.m.)
Freelancing is a growing industry and takes many forms, including freelance writing, publicist, arts, jewelry, website design, housecleaning, or selling wares on the internet or at local markets. This course will cover administrative aspects of freelancing, including time management, marketing tools, social media and promoting, blogs, and samples of freelance projects for profit as well as fun. The cost is $80.


How Money Works: Financial Successes on a Teacher's Salary Basics (Feb. 26, 5:30 to 6:30 p.m.)
Are you an educator or future educator 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 teacher salary can happen if you take charge. This workshop is $20.

Introduction to Screenwriting (Wednesdays, Feb. 27 – March 27, 6 to 8 p.m.)
This course will provide an introductory knowledge base for those interested in pursuing screenwriting. Students will learn professional formatting and techniques, as well as how and where to submit their written screenplays for professional production. The cost is $125.

ACT Test Preparation (Wednesdays, Feb. 28 – April 11, 5 to 7 p.m.)
This course is designed to help high school students develop skills to improve their ACT scores, emphasizing mathematics and English. The cost is $250.


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

This Week in Fine and Performing Arts

January 31 through February 28

Faculty Exhibition, Southeastern Contemporary Art Gallery

Monday, February 18
Jonathan Lyons, Junior Saxophone Recital, Pottle Auditorium, 6 p.m.
Saxophone Studio Recital, Pottle Auditorium, 7:30 p.m.

Tuesday, February 19
Connie Frigo, Guest Artist Saxophone Masterclass, Pottle Auditorium, 7:30 p.m.

Wednesday, February 20
Connie Frigo, Guest Artist Saxophone Recital, Pottle Auditorium, 7:30 p.m.

Thursday, February 21
Robert Perez II, Junior Clarinet Recital, Pottle Auditorium, 6 p.m.
Saxophone Chamber Recital, Pottle Auditorium, 7:30 p.m.

Friday, February 22
Joy Clark, Junior Vocal and Piano Recital, Pottle Auditorium, 5 p.m.

Monday, February 25
Steven Bridges, Graduate Saxophone Practicum, Pottle Annex Recital Hall, 5 p.m.
The United States Army Field Band Brass Quintet, Pottle Auditorium, 7:30 p.m.

Southeastern Football
Southeastern football playersSeveral Southeastern football players handed out Valentines at Hammond Nursing Home recently. It is merely one example of the team reaching out to give back to the community.

This Week in Athletics

The Southeastern track and field teams will compete for the Southland Conference championship, while the basketball, baseball and softball teams all hit the road during this week in the Southeastern Athletics.
     The Lions and Lady Lions will head to Norman, Miss. to compete in the indoor league meet. The meet runs Friday and Saturday and live results will be available at
     Fresh off a 54-50 win over Southland Conference leader Stephen F. Austin, the men's basketball team (10-14, 8-5 Southland) will open the week on Tuesday, heading to league foe McNeese State for a 7:30 p.m. contest. On Saturday, the Lions will take a break from conference play to compete in the ESPN Ramada Worldwide Bracketbusters. Southeastern will head to Rock Hill, S.C. to face Winthrop in a 3 p.m. (Central) contest.
     The Lady Lion basketball team (10-14, 3-10 Southland) heads into the week two games out of the final spot in next month's Southland Conference Tournament. Southeastern's lone game of the week is a 5:30 p.m. game at McNeese State on Tuesday.
     After opening the season with a series sweep of Tennessee-Martin, the Lion baseball team (3-0) will be on the road for four games this week. Southeastern will face Tulane on Tuesday at 6:30 p.m. in New Orleans, before heading to Baton Rouge to play three games at Alex Box Stadium. On Friday, the Lions will face BYU at 1 p.m. and No. 10 LSU at 7 p.m. Southeastern's trip will end with a 1 p.m. contest versus BYU on Saturday.
     The Southeastern softball team (7-2) is also off to a hot start after winning the Jimmy John's Lion Classic II over the weekend. The Lady Lions have six games on the schedule this week, starting with a 3 p.m. contest at Texas Southern on Wednesday in Houston, Texas. Southeastern then heads to College Station, Texas to compete in the Aggie Invitational. On Friday, the Lady Lions open the tournament versus Purdue at 10 a.m. and UTSA at 12:15 p.m. The Lady Lions take on UTSA at 10 a.m. and Purdue at 12:15 p.m. on Saturday. Host Texas A&M will take on Southeastern on Sunday at 12:15 p.m. to close the tournament.
     All of this week's men's and women's basketball games, as well as Friday's baseball games will be broadcast live in the Hammond area on KSLU-FM (90.9) and Friday night's game vs. LSU will also be televised on Cox Sports Television.

Tuesday, February 19
Men's Basketball, at McNeese State, Lake Charles, 7:30 p.m. (KSLU)*
Women's Basketball, at McNeese State, Lake Charles, 5:30 p.m. (KSLU)*
Baseball, at Tulane, New Orleans, 6:30 p.m.

Wednesday, February 20
Softball, at Texas Southern, Houston, Texas, 3 p.m.

Friday, February 22
Men's and Women's Track and Field, at Southland Conference Indoor Championships, Norman, Okla., All Day
Baseball, vs. BYU, Baton Rouge, 1 p.m. (KSLU)
Baseball, at LSU, Baton Rouge, 7 p.m. (Cox Sports TV) (KSLU)
Softball, vs. Purdue (Aggie Invitational), College Station, Texas, 10 a.m.
Softball, vs. UTSA (Aggie Invitational), College Station, Texas, 12:15 p.m.

Saturday, February 23
Men's and Women's Track and Field, at Southland Conference Indoor Championships, Norman, Okla., All Day
Men's Basketball, at Winthrop, Rock Hill, S.C., 3 p.m. (KSLU)
Baseball, vs. BYU, Baton Rouge, 1 p.m.
Softball, vs. UTSA (Aggie Invitational), College Station, Texas, 10 a.m.
Softball, vs. Purdue (Aggie Invitational), College Station, Texas, 12:15 p.m.

Sunday, February 24
Softball, at Texas A&M (Aggie Invitational), College Station, Texas, 12:15 p.m.

* - Southland Conference contest

Professional activities
Dr. Margaret Gonzalez-Perez (History & Political Science) recently published the chapter, "Equal Opportunity Terrorism: Women Terrorists in Comparative Perspective," in Margaret L. Satterthwaite and Jayne C. Huckerby, eds., Gender, National Security, and Counter-Terrorism, Routledge. She also recently published a book review of John Arena's book, Driven from New Orleans: How Nonprofits Betray Public Housing and Promote Privatization, in the Journal of American History.
     Watch for The Tudors on Film and Television, by Sue Parrill and William B. Robison, coming from McFarland 2012, and check out the interactive website, History teaches students to read intelligently, think analytically, write clearly, accurately assess past trends, rationally predict future developments, and understand the real world. Now that is workforce-ready!
     History MA candidate Fred Denstorff has been hired as an interpretive ranger at Palmetto Island State Park in Abbeville.

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