President's Toast features Covey Rise chefs

Restaurants eager to serve Sunday

U.S. Army Field Band performs tonight

"Blood Wedding" begins Tuesday

Former student enters political arena

Music Department to present lecture

Women's History Month begins Feb. 27

Columbia to present Buddy Holly story

Alumni to host dinner theatre

Zoom into Careers expands

Conference targets women in business

Sims Memorial Library news

Phi Kappa Phi news

Live the Code nominations

Southeastern in the news

Fine and Performing Arts news

Extended Studies news

This Week in Athletics

Professional activities

Chefs Evening President's Toast to feature chefs of Covey Rise Lodge
Covey Rise chefsChefs Marc Lyons and Jenna Pecoraro of Covey Rise Lodge will serve as the exclusive chefs for the President's Toast, the event that precedes Southeastern's Chefs Evening.
     The President's Toast is a limited attendance event that starts the evening by welcoming guests to the President's residence on campus for a tasting of selected hors d'oeuvres and wine pairings. The hors d'oeuvres are selected by the chefs.
     Sponsored by the Southeastern Foundation, Chefs Evening is the university's primary public fund raising event. The events will be held Sunday, March 3.
     "We are very fortunate to have Chefs Lyons and Pecoraro and Covey Rise Lodge partnering with us for the President's Toast," said Vice President for Advancement Wendy Lauderdale. "It brings a special element to the evening to have these chefs use locally grown food that comes from just north of Southeastern."
     Located in Husser, Covey Rise is a 400-acre property that features a working farm, hunting lodge and conference center, providing guests a unique southeast Louisiana "field to table" experience. Owned by Jimbo Geisler and Ben Dutruch, Covey Rise uses food grown on the farm and meat raised on its nearby sister farm for their savory dishes.
     Lyons, a graduate of the Culinary Institute of America in Hyde Park, N.Y., and Pecoraro have been with Covey Rise since last year, creating dishes that focus on the flavors of locally grown food.
     "When you dine with us at Covey Rise, you are served the highest quality and freshest local products available," Lyons said. "Our menus are written daily and are determined by the produce that will have been harvested just hours before from the Covey Rise fields."
     "We are excited to share the Covey Rise experience at this prestigious occasion and show our support for Southeastern," said owner Geisler. "Most of the food items we bring to this event will be fresh from our Covey Rise and Chappapeela farms. A taste of the 'field to table' experience guests receive at Covey Rise will be served at the President's Toast.
     The President's Toast is sponsored by LaCapital Federal Union and will be held at 4 p.m. with Chefs Evening following at 5:30 p.m. at the Pennington Student Activity Center. While tickets are available for both events, only a limited number remain available for the toast.
     For tickets or more information, call 549-2420, contact Andrew Hickman at, or go online to


KITCHEN PREPCovey Rise Lodge chefs Jenna Pecoraro and Marc Lyons prepare quail and freshly harvested vegetables in the kitchen of Covey Rise Lodge for dinner guests. Pecoraro and Lyons will serve as executive chefs for Southeastern Louisiana University's President's Toast, which precedes Chefs Evening on March 3.

Restaurants ready to serve at Southeastern's Chefs Evening this Sunday
Area restaurants are signing up for Southeastern's Chefs Evening scheduled Sunday, March 3, from 5:30 – 8 p.m. at the Pennington Student Activity Center.
     The popular fundraising event for the university will deliver popular cuisines, trendy beverages, wine tastings, silent and live auctions, music by the Southeastern Jazz Ensemble and much more to the hundreds of attendees.
     Participating restaurants and other vendors attending are: Acme Oyster House, Aiavolasiti Bakery, Amato's Winery, Aramark Classic Fare Catering, Bantaa's Catering, Benedict's Plantation, Blythewood Plantation, Boston Restaurant, Buddies Bar and Grill, Corona's Bakery, Café Nola, Carter Plantation, Champagne Beverage, Chookie's Seafood and Oyster Bar, Coca Cola, Cocoa Bean Bakery & Café, Crescent Bar, Don's Seafood, Eddie's Frozen Custard, Firehouse Subs, Hammond High Magnet School, Jacmel Inn, Jim Carey Distributing, Johnny's Pizza, Lyn Haven, O'Donnell's Restaurant, PJ's Coffee, Raising Canes, Rox, Tommy's on Thomas, Tope La, Trey Yuen, Your Mom's Restaurant and Bar, and Yum Yum Bakery.
     Chefs Evening's Patron tables will be located directly in front of the stage. The prestigious tables are $1,000 and include six tickets to Chefs Evening with a reserved table, six tickets to the President's Toast preceding the event, valet parking, VIP entrance 30 minutes prior to the event, six wine glasses, entrance to the wine tasting area, two bottles of wine at the reserved table, a personal wait staff, and your business or name listed in the event program.
     Chefs Evening is the university's largest fundraiser, generating unrestricted funds for the enhancement of academic programming at Southeastern. Sponsors include La Capitol Federal Credit Union, Whitney Bank, First Guaranty Bank, Entergy, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Louisiana, North Oaks Health System, Northshore Broadcasting, The Daily Star, and Lamar Outdoor Advertising.
     To reserve a Patron table, order tickets or for more information, call 549-2420, email, or visit the Website at

Southeastern welcomes premier touring U.S Army Field Band
U.S. Army BandThe United States Army Field Band Brass Quintet will perform at Southeastern on Monday, Feb. 25. The free performance is scheduled for 7:30 p.m. in Pottle Auditorium.
     As an official ensemble of the "Musical Ambassadors of the Army," the Field Band has a longtime commitment to music education. The group's performance schedule and outreach activities include hundreds of visits to VA and civilian care centers, clinics and public schools around the nation.
     The U.S. Army Field Band Brass Quintet consists of Staff Sgts. Phillip Kennedy Johnson and Ward Yager on the trumpet, Master Sgt. Robert Cherry on the horn, Master Sgt. Aaron Kadrmas on the trombone and Master Sgt. Scott Cameron on the tuba.
     The group's repertoire spans genres and eras dating back to the Renaissance.
     For more information, contact the Department of Fine and Performing Arts at 549-2184.

Southeastern Theatre to present 'Blood Wedding'
The spring theatre season at Southeastern begins with "Blood Wedding," a story of betrayed love and family conflicts, scheduled at the university's Vonnie Borden Theatre on Tuesday, Feb. 26, at 7:30 p.m.
     Written by Spanish playwright Federico Garcia Lorca in 1932, the tragedy will be run through Friday, March 1. 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., and sales will resume at 6:30 p.m. on performance nights.
     First performed in Madrid in 1933, Lorca's play was a popular success and was the first part of a triology of the "Spanish earth" that he planned to write. The play is recognized for its incorporation of song, music and poetry in its action.
     "Blood Wedding" is directed by Samuel Sparks, who most recently served as visiting director at Rice University in Houston.
     "It is a pleasure to work with such dedicated colleagues and students on such a difficult play," said Sparks. "The Southeastern community is fortunate to have a theatre program willing to take on this material. The audience is in for a unique experience."
     Sparks, who holds a master of fine arts degree in directing from the University of Houston, is currently the chair of the Theatre History, Theory, Criticism and Literature Committee and the Chair of the Publications Committee for the Southeastern Theatre Conference.
     "The play is inspired by actual events Lorca read about in a newspaper," Sparks explained. "Through the rich imagery, the characters paint for the audience the landscape of southern Spain. There are farmers and laborers who work the fields and in the play come together for the celebration of the wedding of the Bride and Bridegrom."
     "Lorca uses titles to name his characters – Mother, Father, First Girl, etc. – giving them mythical stature," Sparks added. "Only one character, Leonardo, has a name. I chose this translation by Lillian Groag because it captures Lorca's delicate rhythms and preserves his heightened action."
     The main female role of the Mother is played by Janna Baza of Abita Springs, while Joe Matherine of Luling plays the Bridegroom and Chelsea Krause of Baton Rouge plays the Bride. The role of Leonardo is performed by Joshua Austin of Ponchatoula.
     The cast also includes: Jessica Loyd of Franklinton (Neighbor); Veronica Gutierrez, New Orleans, (Mother-in-Law); Emily Nodine (Wife), Krystall Ingalls (First Girl), and Matt Gutierrez (Third Youth), all of Central; Terri'ance Johnson (Maid), New Orleans; Richard Kemp (Father, Third Woodcutter) and Harli Manuel (Wedding Guest), Baton Rouge; Alexa Johnson (Second Girl), and Kyle French (First Youth, First Woodcutter), Slidell; Taylor Michel (Wedding Guest, Second Woodcutter), LaPlace; Colby Bankston (Moon), Denham Springs; and Katy Truluck (Third Girl), Ponchatoula.
     The set was designed by Dale Newkirk, associate professor of art. Technical crew for the play include: instructor Cody Stockstill, costume design, and senior Lynsey Manley, lighting.

Former Southeastern student finds fulfillment in parish politics
Michael WrightMost students attending college carry part-time jobs while running to and from class, but few must answer to 6,000 "bosses" while doing so.
     That's the case for Michael Wright of LaPlace who, at the age of 22, serves on the St. John the Baptist Parish Council, the youngest person in parish history to serve on the government body.
     A 2012 Southeastern management graduate who is preparing to enter the university's MBA program, Wright began on the political path in 2009 when he started work as an assistant in the University Marketing and Communications Office of the parish.
     His studies at Southeastern, he said, helped prepare him for the challenges he faced.
     "With my degree and experience in business, I feel my time at Southeastern was a great step forward in preparing me for this position, as well as for the future," he said.
     "I had always considered getting involved in politics and even running for office one day," Wright said. "I ended up making my decision on the last day to qualify in the fall 2011 election. I went to the courthouse in the last 15 minutes and signed my name."
     Despite his late start in the campaign process, Wright collected 43 percent of the vote in the primary election. He then beat his opponent with 70 percent of the support in the runoff to win the seat for District V, representing approximately 6,000 constituents.
     His responsibilities run the spectrum, from making laws to balancing the budget. However, his learning curve intensified and his role changed dramatically when Hurricane Isaac slammed the area last year.
     "Leading up to the storm, we started making preparations," said Wright. "I went through my district to make sure the parish had picked up tree limbs, debris, any last minute things. When the storm hit, I woke up that morning, checked my emails, and found out we were evacuating River Forest, which is my neighborhood."
     Wright began several long days of rescue and recovery efforts, literally in his own backyard.
     "When you're walking waist deep against a current in your own neighborhood, it's pretty scary," he said. "You don't understand until you actually go through it. We pulled people from their homes. Only boats could get to people in the back of neighborhoods."
     In addition to the damage, Wright said the acts of kindness and heroism from the people of LaPlace surprised him most.
     "I'll never forget a little house on the corner that was raised up high, and we pulled around 60 or 70 people out, because it was the only dry spot in the area," he said.
     In the aftermath of Hurricane Isaac, Wright is back to serving as a liaison between his constituents and the agencies that can assist them.
     "There's a lot of complicated information out there, so it's our job to understand that information and disseminate it to our constituents," said Wright.
     Wright said St. John the Baptist Parish leaders are pushing now, more than ever, for a hurricane protection levee. They also want people to stay and rebuild, and help cultivate the expansion of St. John the Baptist Parish.
     Despite all of the challenges in his first year in office, Wright considers himself blessed.
     "I was baptized by fire," he said. "Of course, as human beings, we never stop learning, no matter our age. I think I was extremely fortunate, both professionally and personally, to be given the opportunity at 22 to serve in this capacity."
     Wright will be eligible to run for reelection in the fall of 2015. As for future political plans, Wright said he's open to the idea of climbing the ranks, but will stick with the LaPlace community for the near future.
     "I've always loved making a difference, and I've always been a huge advocate of public and community service," said Wright. "I try to do the best that I can in the time that I'm given."

Music Department to present guest lecture
On Thursday, Feb. 28, at 4 p.m. in the Pottle Recital Hall, the Music Department will host a special guest lecture by composer Zack Browning, associate professor emeritus of Music at the University of Illinois titled "The Harmony of Numbers."
     In this lecture, Browning will present an examination of numbers in music through the use of golden section proportions, ancient Chinese magic squares, and feng shui in compositions by James Brown, Phil Collins, Eminem, Peter Maxwell Davies, Claude Debussy and Zack Browning. The lecture will also include a discussion of Browning's "Network Slammer" for flute and computer sounds which is based on the Magic Square of the Sun, and String Quartet which is based on the Lo Shu Square as it appears in period eight of the Flying Star System of feng shui.

Southeastern to celebrate Women's History Month
The Department of History and Political Science at Southeastern will host Women's History Month during March with a free lecture series.
     "As always, we in the Department of History and Political Science are happy to join with our colleagues in the departments of English, Fine and Performing Arts, Psychology, and Sociology and Criminal Justice in sponsoring the 2013 Women's History Month series," said Robison, department head of History and Political Science. "We have a diverse and interesting list of presentations this year at a variety of times. We wholeheartedly encourage everyone to join us in celebrating Women's History."
     The schedule for Women's History Month includes:
     February 27, 1 p.m., Student Union Theatre – Angela Farizo: "Women in a Warzone: Participation and Policy." Farizo is a graduate of Southeastern's Master of Arts in History program. She will discuss the relationship between the participation of women in America's wars, including the Revolution, Civil War, World War I, World War II, Korea, Vietnam, and the First Gulf War and the policies regarding their participation in the U.S. military.
     March 5, 1 p.m., Student Union Theatre – Sara Butler: "Medievalism and Feminism: Not Such an Odd Couple." A member of the history faculty at Loyola University of New Orleans, Butler will discuss how the popular media has perpetuated an idea of the Middle Ages as a highly misogynistic world in which women were typically called "wenches" and men could beat their wives with a stick no thicker than their thumbs, a perspective considered far from accurate.
     March 6, 1 p.m., Student Union Theatre– Daniel Chadborn: "The Buffy Effect: The Psychological Impact of Strong Female Characters." A Southeastern instructor of psychology, Chadborn will examine recent research of the effects of strong and weak portrayals of female characters in film and television and how the presence of a strong female character contributes to building positive attitudes toward women.

Columbia Theatre to present the Buddy Holly Story
Buddy Holly imageWant to find out what happened before the music died? "Buddy: The Buddy Holly Story" is coming to Southeastern's Columbia Theatre for the Performing Arts for one show only on Thursday, March 7.
     Presented by the Jefferson Performing Arts Society (JPAS), the production begins at 7:30 p.m. in the downtown Hammond theatre.
     On Feb. 3, 1959, the man who changed the face of popular music tragically died in a plane crash at the age of 22. "Buddy: The Buddy Holly Story" tells the tale of the three years in which Holly became the world's top recording artist. The show features over 20 of his greatest hits, including "Peggy Sue," "That'll Be The Day," "Oh Boy," "Not Fade Away," "Everyday," "Rave On," "Maybe Baby," "Raining in My Heart," Ritchie Valens' "La Bamba," and the Big Bopper's "Chantilly Lace."
     "Over 20 million people have come to see Buddy all across the globe, where the magical talents of Charles Hardin 'Buddy' Holly have been shared live with many more people than the real Buddy Holly ever had the chance to reach," said C. Roy Blackwood, interim director of the Columbia Theatre. "The incredible legacy of the young man with glasses, whose musical career spanned an all-too-brief period during the golden days of rock 'n' roll, continues to live on in Buddy."
     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
     All Southeastern faculty, retired faculty or university staff with ID may purchase one ticket for Buddy: The Buddy Holly Story and receive one ticket at half price. Both tickets must be purchased in the same transaction at the Columbia box office. Contact the box office at 543-4371 for more information.

Southeastern Alumni Tangi Chapter to host dinner theatre
The Tangi Chapter of the Southeastern Alumni Association is sponsoring a dinner theatre for the Jefferson Performing Arts Society's presentation of "Buddy: The Buddy Holly Story" on March 7.
     Tickets are $55 per person and include dinner and a ticket to see the Buddy Holly Story. A cash bar will also be available.
     Scheduled at the Columbia Theatre for the Performing Arts in downtown Hammond, the dinner is scheduled from 6 – 7 p.m. in the Conference Center, with the production following at 7:30 p.m. in the John J. Hainkel Performance Hall.
     "Limited seats are available for this amazing production, so don't wait to get your tickets," said Alumni Director Kathy Pittman. "You don't have to be a Southeastern alumnus to take advantage of this great opportunity. Anyone can join us for a fun, entertaining night."
Columbia Theatre season ticket holders are welcome and should call 549-2150 for more information.
     For all other inquiries or to RSVP, call the Alumni Association at 549-2150.

Zoom into Careers expands programs for junior high and high school students this summer
Junior high and high school students can choose from an expanding list of exciting fields at Southeastern this summer through "Zoom into Careers" workshops.
     New to this year's Zoom lineup of 14 programs are animation, automotive technology, healthcare office administration, industrial and engineering technology, kinesiology, moviemaking, radio and welding. Favorite programs from previous years that will be offered include culinary arts, criminal justice, photography, television, theater and web design.
     "Our workshops are designed to explore many exciting career fields. Participants attending Zoom workshops are exposed to a real work environment that focuses on teamwork and project completion," said Joan Gunter, assistant vice president for extended studies. "At the end of the week, Zoom participants demonstrate what they have learned to family and friends."
     Workshops are open to all 7-12 grade students and are scheduled on the main campus in Hammond, the Livingston Parish Literacy and Technology Center in Walker, and at Southeastern's St. Tammany Center in Mandeville.
     Zoom Project Manager Charlotte Collins said the program this year has partnered with area high schools and the Northshore Technical Community College (NTCC) to provide a taste of working in various career fields.  Registration will be limited in each workshop to small groups, some as low as 10 participants. To ensure participation, she encouraged interested students to register early.
     Participants can take advantage of early bird discounts by registering before April 26. Registration will continue through June 7 and is available online at Housing will be available to high school students at the main campus.
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Conference targets women in business
The Louisiana Small Business Development Center at Southeastern and Tangipahoa Professional Women (TPW) will host Women Mean Business on Thursday, March 14, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. in Southeastern's Twelve Oaks Reception Hall on Union Avenue.
     "The Women Mean Business Conference will provide high impact strategies to help women of all ages survive and thrive individually and professionally," said Sandy Summers, assistant director of the LSBDC. "This full day event will be jam packed with knowledge, tools, resources and connections."
     Women Mean Business presenters include Judge Grace Gasaway, 7th City Ward Court of Tangipahoa Parish; Kim Walker, "Queen of Conncections" at 5 Stones Media; and Dr. Tina Thomas, author and national personality expert.
     The event will also feature an informative panel of experts who will address the top wellness issues for women in 2013. Panelists include Dr. Dwan Mabry with North Oaks Obstetrics and Gynecology; Julie Day, corporate wellness director of Spoga Studio in Hammond; and Paige LeBleu Moody, licensed professional counselor and licensed marriage and family therapist at Southeastern.
     "The event will provide opportunities to network with other professionals and local business owners," Summers said. "Table sponsorships are available for businesses interested in participating."
     Another highlight of this event is "Women Mean Fashion," an exclusive showcase of spring and summer looks, Summmers added.
Cost to attend the event is $50; discounts will be given to members of TPW and Southeastern students can attend free of charge. To register or for more information about table sponsorships, visit or contact the LSBDC at 549-3831 or

Sims Library news

"Let's Talk: Art" Spring Series
The spring series of "Let's Talk: Art," sponsored jointly by Southeastern's Department of Fine and Performing Arts, the Friends of Sims Library and the Hammond Regional Arts Center, will begin on Wednesday, Feb. 27, at 5 p.m. at the Hammond Regional Arts Center, 217 E. Thomas Street, across from the Columbia Theatre.
     Tasheka Arceneaux-Sutton, associate professor of graphic design, will present "Where's the Swag in Graphic Design," a survey of African American graphic design pioneers as well as current successful designers.
     Future talks are scheduled as follows:
     • Wednesday, March 20:  "Building, Bending, Soaring:  Women Architects Hit New Heights."  Dr. Irene Nero, associate professor of art history.  Noon, Sims Memorial Library, third floor.
     • Wednesday, April 24:  "Caravaggio:  A Cry in the Dark."  Timothy Silva, Instructor of Art History.  5 p.m., Hammond Regional Arts Center.
     For more information, please call Eric Johnson at 549-3962.


Friends of Sims Library to host tea
The Friends of Sims Library (FOSL) will host a book-themed tea on Saturday, March 9, from 2 until 4 p.m. on the second floor of the Library. Guests will enjoy an array of teas, sandwiches and desserts, and optional unlimited mimosas will be available.
     The guest speaker will be New Orleans author Christine Wiltz, whose book The Last Madam: A Life in the New Orleans Underworld told the scandalous tale of the notorious Norma Wallace against a background of the vice and corruption that flourished in the city over a number of decades. Wiltz is also the author of Glass House and the Neal Rafferty Mysteries; her latest book, Shoot the Money, is a "racy gumbo of suspense, comedy, and 'sisters-in-crime'."
     The tea is free for Friends of Sims Library members and $25 for non-members, which includes a one-year membership.
     For reservations or any other information about FOSL, please contact Janie Branham at 985-549-2186 or via email at by March 4.

Phi Kappa Phi news
The Southeastern chapter of the Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi is accepting applications from members for graduate and professional school fellowships worth $5,000 - $15,000 each. Faculty and staff who know eligible graduating seniors can assist by encouraging them to apply for these awards.
     Application packets are available from the national website: Applications should be submitted to Dr. Joan Faust, SLU Box 10816 (D Vickers 392) by March 15.
     Further information on the awards, eligibility, and previous winners is available from the Phi Kappa Phi website,

Live the Code Nominations
The Office of Student Advocacy and Accountability at Southeastern works with students to encourage honorable behavior that models the Code of Conduct. Live the Code is a campaign to recognize students who uphold worthy characteristics such as leadership, integrity, values, excellence, responsibility, citizenship, respect for self, peers, educators, and community.
     Students are only nominated by university administration, faculty and staff, or are recognized by an active student organization's president. Only one Live the Code award will be recognized at the DSA Annual Convocation held in April.
     Student eligibility requirements are as follows:
1. Sophomore status or above
2. Must be free of any infraction of the Code of Conduct
3. Considered in Good Disciplinary and Academic standing during the fall 2012 and spring 2013 semester.
4. Enrolled full-time (12 hrs or more)
5. Cumulative GPA of 3.0
6. Must be active in one or more extracurricular activities or organizations on campus and demonstrate leadership and involvement.
7. Has shown outstanding contributions in the community on and off-campus, going above the call of a traditional student.
     A committee of representatives from a variety of areas on campus will review the applications and make a selection based on the criteria above. Selection is based on involvement in student organizations, committee appointments, honors, awards, and community service.
     The nomination deadline is Friday, March 8, by 12:30 p.m. Nomination forms can be found at

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This Week in Fine and Performing Arts
January 31 through February 28
Faculty Exhibition, Southeastern Contemporary Art Gallery

Monday, February 25
Steven Bridges, graduate saxophone practicum, Pottle Annex Recital Hall, 5 p.m.
US Army Field Band Brass Quintet, Pottle Auditorium, 7:30 p.m.

Tuesday, February 26
Sharie Mahler, junior flute recital, Pottle Auditorium, 7 p.m.

February 26 through March 1
Southeastern Theatre presents:  Federico Garcia Lorca's "Blood Wedding," Vonnie Borden Theatre, D Vickers Hall, 7:30 p.m. Call 549-2115 for ticket information.

Wednesday, February 27
Let's Talk Art Lecture Series:  Tasheka Arceneaux-Sutton (Southeastern Assistant Professor of Graphic Design), "Where's the Swag in Graphic Design?", Hammond Regional Art Center, 5 p.m.

Extended Studies news


Makeup for Cinema

(Tuesdays, Feb. 26 – March 26, 6 to 8 p.m.) Cost $125

Open Water Scuba Diving

(Tuesdays & Saturdays, March 5 –23, 6 to 9 p.m. & 9 a.m. to noon) Cost $445

How Money Works: Budgeting on a Teacher's Salary

(Thursday, March 7, 4 to 5 p.m.) No Cost

How Money Works: Saving & Investing on a Teacher's Salary

(Monday, March 18, 4 to 5 p.m.) No Cost

Shielded Metal Arc Welding- Stick Welding

(Wednesdays, March 20 – April 17, 6 to 9 p.m.) Cost $325



Art of Freelancing and Earning a Living

(Tuesdays, March 5 – March 26, 6:45 to 8:15 p.m.) Cost $80

ACT Test Preparation

(Thursdays, March 7 – April 11, 5 to 7 p.m.) Cost $250

Basic Video Editing: An Introduction to Post-Production Film

(Tuesday/Thursdays, March 12 – 21, 2 to 5 p.m. or 6 to 9 p.m.) Cost $150

Digital Photography: Beginner (Wednesdays, March 20 – March 27, 6 to 9 p.m.) Cost $150



Introduction to Stained Glass

(Wednesdays, March 6 - 20, 6 to 9 p.m.) Cost $150

Robert's Rules of Order

(Friday, March 8, 8 a.m. to noon) Cost $50

How Money Works: Budgeting Basics

(Thursday, March 7, 5:30 to 6:30 p.m.) Cost $20


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This Week in Athletics
The Southeastern basketball, baseball, softball, tennis and track and field teams will all be in action during this week in Southeastern Athletics.
     The Lion basketball team (10-15, 8-6 Southland) will hit the road for the final time during this regular season. Southeastern currently sits in fourth in the Southland Conference standings and is looking to secure a first-round bye in the upcoming Southland Conference Tournament. The Lions will open the week on Thursday, facing Texas A&M-Corpus Christi at 7:30 p.m. before heading to Sam Houston State for a 3:45 p.m. contest in Huntsville, Texas.
     The Lady Lion basketball team (10-15, 3-11 Southland) will look to keep its postseason hopes alive on the final road swing of 2012-13. Southeastern needs to win its remaining four games and have either Northwestern State or Stephen F. Austin lose the remainder of their contests to secure its fifth consecutive postseason appearance. On Thursday, Southeastern faces A&M-Corpus Christi at 5 p.m., while Sam Houston State awaits on Saturday for a 1:30 p.m. contest.
     The Lion baseball team (5-2) returns home this week to host a three-game series with Texas Southern at Alumni Field. The series opens with a 6 p.m. contest on Friday, before continuing with a 2 p.m. game on Saturday. First pitch of the series finale is set for Sunday at 1 p.m.
     Several promotions will be held in conjunction with the series versus TSU. Friday will be $5 Friday, as a select food item and non-alcoholic beverage will be available for just $5. Saturday, we'll be playing Bingo at the Ballpark, as 20 fans will walk away with prizes courtesy of Southeastern Athletics. Sunday is Academy Family Sunday in the Park, sponsored by Academy Sports and Outdoors. Children ages 12 and under can enjoy Roomie's Kid Zone and will have the opportunity to join the Lions on the field for the national anthem. After the game, kids can run the bases and receive autographs from the Lion baseball team.
     After playing in tournaments during the first three weeks of the season, the Southeastern softball team (10-5) only has one game on tap for this week. The Lady Lions will host Alcorn State at 6 p.m. at North Oak Park on Wednesday. It will be "Wingin' It Wednesday" in conjunction with the contest and the first 50 Southeastern students in attendance will receive free wings courtesy of Southeastern Athletics.
     The undefeated Southeastern tennis team (6-0) hosts three matches this week. On Thursday, the Lions welcome Southern Miss to the Southeastern Tennis Complex for a 6 p.m. match. Students in attendance will receive free pizza as available courtesy of Southeastern Athletics. On Sunday, Southeastern will host a pair of matches, welcoming Southern at 11 a.m. and Xavier (N.O.) at 6 p.m.
     Fresh off a strong performance at the Southland Conference Indoor Championships, the track and field teams will be back in action on Friday. The Lions and Lady Lions will compete in the LSU NCAA Indoor Qualifier that starts at 2 p.m. in Baton Rouge.
     All of this week's basketball action, as well as Friday and Sunday's baseball games will be broadcast live in the Hammond area on KSLU-FM (90.9) and on the Internet at LionVision subscribers will also be able to view live video of all of this week's baseball and softball action.

Wednesday, February 27
Softball, vs. Alcorn State, North Oak Park, 6 p.m. (LionVision)
     - Wingin' It Wednesday (Free wings for first 50 students)

Thursday, February 28
Men's Basketball, at Texas A&M-Corpus Christi, Corpus Christi, Texas, 7:30 p.m. (KSLU)*
Women's Basketball, at Texas A&M-Corpus Christi, Corpus Christi, Texas, 5 p.m. (KSLU)*
Tennis, vs. Southern Miss, Southeastern Tennis Complex, 6 p.m.
     - Free pizza for students as available

Friday, March 1
Baseball, vs. Texas Southern, Alumni Field, 6 p.m. (KSLU) (LionVision)
     - $5 Friday (Select food item and non-alcoholic beverage for $5)
Track and Field, at LSU NCAA Indoor Qualifier, Baton Rouge, 2 p.m.

Saturday, March 2
Men's Basketball, at Sam Houston State, Huntsville, Texas, 3:45 p.m. (KSLU)*
Women's Basketball, at Sam Houston State, Huntsville, Texas, 1:30 p.m. (KSLU)*
Baseball, vs. Texas Southern, Alumni Field, 2 p.m. (LionVision)
     - Bingo at the Ballpark

Sunday, March 3
Baseball, vs. Texas Southern, Alumni Field, 1 p.m. (KSLU) (LionVision)
     - Academy Family Sunday in the Park
Women's Tennis, vs. Southern, Southeastern Tennis Complex, 11 a.m.
Women's Tennis, vs. Xavier (N.O.), Southeastern Tennis Complex, 6 p.m.


* - Southland Conference contest
Southeastern home events in bold


Professional activities
Charles Elliott
(Department of History and Political Science) will introduce readings and direct discussions considering "The American West in Fact and Fiction" for the six-week Readings in Literature and Culture program (RELIC) of the Louisiana Endowment for the Humanities at the Assumption Parish Library in Napoleonville from Feb. 19 through March 26.
     Dr. Roldán Valverde (Biology) attended the 33rd International Sea Turtle (IST) Symposium held in the city of Baltimore Feb. 2-8, where he assumed the presidency of the IST Society. At this meeting, he co-authored six presentations, one of which, first authored by graduate student Vanessa Bézy based at the College of Charleston, SC, won first place of the Archie Carr Best student paper.
     Dr. Margaret Gonzalez-Perez (History and Political Science) presented a paper on "Female Suicide Bombers in Domestic and International Terrorism" at the University of Winnipeg's seminar, "Female Suicide Bombers: Challenges and Responses" on Feb. 22.


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