The Big Event a success

Employee Wellness Health Fair

Rock 'n Roar set March 23

Clarinet recital scheduled

Retiree reception March 26

Phi Kappa Phi news

Southeastern in the news

Extended Studies news

Fine and Performing arts news

This Week in Athletics

Professional activities

Big Event draws 800 students for community service
Approximately 800 Southeastern students came together Saturday (March 9) and picked up rakes, shovels, paint brushes and other tools to participate in the university's third annual community service day called "The Big Event."
     After gathering bright and early at 8 a.m. in the War Memorial Student Union Mall, the students – all dressed in bright yellow Big Event-3 t-shirts – gathered in teams to hit more than 40 sites in the area where they performed a wide range of chores from landscaping, to trash pickups, to painting.
     Southeastern President John L. Crain greeted the assembled students from the Student Union balcony, congratulating them on their dedication and commending them on their strong commitment of community service. Their efforts, he said, have helped the university earn a three-year consecutive presence on the national President's Honor Roll for Community Service.
     The sites included area elementary, middle and high schools, St. Albert's Catholic Student Center, Serenity House, Hammond Headstart, the Children's Discovery Center and numerous locations on the campus itself.
     Child Advocacy Services (CASA) coordinator Lori Banks watched as students and staff worked on the organization's buildings and grounds, sprucing up the playground and painting offices.
     "We have a great relationship with Southeastern, using their students in counseling and social work as interns," said Banks. "But as a nonprofit organization, we don't have the funds to do the kind of extra work that these students are providing today."
     "It's great to see this many students pulling together and making short work of some big jobs," said Student Government Association President Branden Summers, as he handed out cold water to students laying sod and planting azaleas on the campus. The Big Event is sponsored by the Southeastern SGA.
     The Big Event was started at Texas A&M university 30 years ago and has spread to universities nationwide. It is considered one of the largest service days among college students.

1)Student volunteers2)Big Event landscaping

1) STUDENT VOLUNTEERS About 800 students volunteered to participate in The Big Event, the university's third annual community service day.

2) CAMPUS BEAUTIFICATIONMindy Guidroz, left, of Delta Omicron and Katherine Smith of First Presbyterian Campus Ministry plant azalea bushes Saturday (March 9)  along Western Avenue as part of Southeastern's community service day The Big Event.

Employee Wellness Health Fair
The Southeastern Employee Wellness Committee proudly announces the 2013 Employee Wellness Health Fair on Tuesday, March 12, from 11 a.m. -1 p.m. Located in the breezeway between the Kinesiology and Health Studies Building and the Nursing Building, the health fair serves as the kickoff to a multi-departmental effort to encourage employees to determine how healthy they currently are and what they can do to be healthier.
     The foundation of the Southeastern Employee Wellness program is the wellness wheel and its seven components:  intellectual, spiritual, occupational, physical, social, emotional and environmental.
     "Ideally, we want a wellness wheel that rolls as smoothly as possible," said Dollie Hebert Crouch, director of Recreational Sports and Wellness. "In order to do that, you must be able to assess and to understand where you are in each of the seven areas."
     All activities and programs throughout the year will correlate with each of the wellness dimensions.
     The 2013 Employee Wellness Health Fair will include screenings and services from Southeastern's faculty, such as cholesterol, body fat, and blood pressure. Nutritionists will be available to speak with individuals regarding nutritional habits, and chair massages will be available. Vendors include Mary Bird Perkins, Farmers' Market, Mary Kay, La Capitol and many more.
     Employees can register for a drawing to include door prizes such as "goodie baskets" and gift certificates. Rain site for the fair will be the Student Union Ballroom. For more information, please contact Megan Mast at 549-5728 or email her at

Southeastern to celebrate community, academics with Rock 'n Roar on March 23
Southeastern's annual campus-community festival, "Rock 'n Roar," scheduled for Saturday, March 23, promises to be a fun-filled day for children and adults.
     In its 17th year, Rock 'n Roar showcases Southeastern's academics and fun atmosphere for visiting District 8 Literary Rally high school students, alumni and community friends, said Kathy Pittman, director of the Southeastern Alumni Association.
     Scheduled from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the War Memorial Student Union and park, the festival will also offer art, baseball, and dance camps for children.
     Art education students will offer a hands-on art camp for children ages 5-12 from 9-11:30 a.m. with two art projects to take home. The camp, which costs $10, will take place in Clark Hall.
     A camp for young baseball enthusiasts is scheduled for 9-11:30 a.m. at the softball field located at North Oak Park. The camp is open to children ages 6-13 for a $10 fee. Participants are asked to bring their own bat and glove and will receive a certificate at the conclusion of the camp.
     The Lionettes, Southeastern's dance team, will host a dance camp for children ages 5-12 from 8:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. at the Kinesiology and Health Studies Building. The camp's $15 fee includes refreshments. Participants are asked to dress comfortably and wear tennis shoes. The camp will conclude with a performance by participants in the Student Union at noon for parents and other Rock 'n Roar guests.
     Camp applications are available online at or at the Alumni Center, 500 W. University Ave., (985) 549-2150. Advance registration and payment is mandatory for all camps by March 21. Space is limited, so reservations should be made early.
     Rock 'n Roar will also feature a variety of children's games, activities and guest performances.
     Rock 'n Roar patrons of all ages can also enjoy educational displays by Southeastern's departments; food and music; a ceramics sale; a health fair; and more.
     For additional information about Rock 'n Roar Fest camps and contests, call the Alumni Association, 549-2150 or 1-800-SLU-ALUM.

Music instructor to perform clarinet recital
Jackie McIlwain, Southeastern lecturer of clarinet, will perform a recital on Wednesday, March 20. The free performance is scheduled for 6 p.m. in Pottle Auditorium.
     Performing with McIlwain on piano will be University of Southern Mississippi music educator and accompanist Eun-Hee Park. The program includes works by Rabaud, Sierra and a Sonata for clarinet and piano by Francis Poulenc.
     McIlwain joined the Southeastern faculty in August. She is also an adjunct professor at the University of Southern Mississippi. McIlwain has played with the Mississippi Symphony Orchestra, Meridian Symphony Orchestra, Tallahassee Symphony Orchestra and Murfreesboro Philharmonic Orchestra in Tennessee, among others. Her doctoral research at Florida State University focused on musicians' injuries, covering causes, diagnosis, prevention and treatment.
     For more information, contact the Department of Fine and Performing Arts at 985-549-2184.

Retiree Reception
There will be a reception for the 2012-2013 retirees on Tuesday, March 26, at 2 p.m. at the Alumni Center. The following retirees will be honored: Veda Abene, Gregory Arabie, Jean Badeau, Glyn Banks, Cyrus Bates, Barbara Biletnikoff, Pamela Black, Emily Bond, Alice Bonfiglio, Lori Brocato, Clarissa Cook, Judy Easley, Mary Ann Farris, Tamara Fletcher, Ruby Giles, Linda Gore, Kenneth Hogan, Donnice Hunter, Larry Jackson, Carol Kinchen, Dave Koch, Donna LaCaze, Bonnie Lewis, Milas Love, Sandra Macmurdo, Mary Frances Marx, Cynthia McCormick, Randy Moffett, Bill Neal, Brad O'Hara, Dale Parent, Paul Patterson, Karen Perry, Rita Pfister, Linda Primas, Paul Simoneaux, Stuart Stewart, Elton Strickland, Jackie Dale Thomas, Dennis Travis, Janis Vicknair, Richard Walsh and Theresa Zeigler.

Phi Kappa Phi news
The spring general membership meeting for The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi will be held Thursday, March 14, at 3:30 p.m. in room 123 of Fayard Hall. All faculty members are invited to attend.
     Faculty may nominate collegues, staff and alumni to membership in Phi Kappa Phi, and should bring copies of brief resumes for their nominees.

Southeastern in the news
Action News
We have met the enemy and they are us

BR Advocate
Chefs offer delacacies to benefit university

System presidents discuss funding proposaal

Hammond Daily Star
Project Prom turns teens into princesses

NO Times Picayune

SLU offers workshop on parliamentary procedure

Extended Studies news

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

Star Child: Astrology and Parenthood
Mondays, April 8 – April 15, 6 to 8 p.m., cost $45

How Money Works: Preparing a Personal Budget on a Teacher's Salary
Tuesday, April 9, 4 to 5 p.m., no cost


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

Microsoft Project 2010
Monday, March 25, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., cost $299

Project Management Fundamentals
Tuesday, March 26 – Thursday, March 28, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., cost $695

How to Write a Novel
Tuesdays, April 9 – May 7, 7 to 8:15 p.m. cost $150


Bookkeeping Level 1: QuickBooks 2012
Tuesday, March 19 – April 23, 5:30 to 8:30 p.m., cost $375

Robert's Rules of Order
Friday, March 22, 8 a.m. to 12 p.m., cost $50

How Money Works: Saving & Investing Basics
Tuesday, March 26, 5:30 to 6:30 p.m., cost $20


To register, or for full descriptions of these or other courses that are available please visit

This Week in Fine and Performing Arts

Wednesday, March 13
West Lentz, junior guitar recital, Pottle Auditorium, 6 p.m.

March 14 through April 11
Juried Art & Design Student Exhibition, Southeastern Contemporary Art Gallery
(Opening Reception: Thursday, March 14 at 5 p.m.)

Monday, March 18
Faculty Recital Series: Logan Place, trumpet, Pottle Auditorium, 7:30 p.m.


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

This Week in Athletics
The Southeastern men’s basketball team will compete in the Southland Conference Tournament, while the baseball, softball, tennis and track teams will all be in action during this week in Southeastern Athletics.
     The Lions (12-17, 10-8 SLC) will be the fourth seed in the tournament, which runs Wednesday through Sunday at the Merrell Center in Katy, Texas. As a top four seed, Southeastern receives a bye into Thursday’s quarterfinals and will face the winner of the first round contest between No. 5 Nicholls State and No. 8 McNeese State at 5 p.m. Should the Lions advance, top seed Stephen F. Austin awaits for a 5 p.m. contest on Friday in the semifinals. The semifinal winners will meet in Saturday’s 7:30 p.m. championship game with the winner advancing to the NCAA Tournament.
     The baseball team (10-5) has its second consecutive week with five games on tap. On Tuesday, the Lions host Tulane at 6 p.m. before heading to New Orleans on Wednesday to face the Green Wave at 6:30 p.m. Arkansas-Pine Bluff visits Hammond for a three-game series, which opens with a 6 p.m. contest on Friday. The series continues with a 2 p.m. contest on Saturday, before wrapping up on Sunday at 1 p.m.
     The Lions will look to Pack the Pat for Tuesday’s game versus in-state rival Tulane, as fans are encourage to wear gold and will have the opportunity to enjoy fireworks throughout the game. Southeastern students will receive free t-shirts and food from Raising Cane’s while available.
     Several promotions will also be held in conjunction with the series versus UAPB. 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.
     Fresh off taking two of three from preseason league favorite Sam Houston State to open Southland Conference play, the softball team (13-7, 2-1 Southland) will hit the road for four games this week. On Wednesday, the Lady Lions face Southern at 4 p.m. in Baton Rouge. Southeastern opens its league road schedule on Saturday with a 1 p.m. doubleheader at new league member Houston Baptist. Sunday’s series finale is set for 2 p.m.
     The undefeated Southeastern tennis team (11-0, 2-0 Southland) will open a season-long eight-match home stand with four matches this week at the Southeastern Tennis Complex. On Tuesday, the Lions host Youngstown State at 4 p.m., before welcoming nationally-ranked Virginia Tech to town for a 6 p.m. match on Wednesday. Students will receive free pizza as available at Wednesday’s match.
     Over the weekend, it’s back to Southland play for Southeastern. On Saturday, the Lions host McNeese State, before Lamar comes to town on Sunday. First serve for both matches is set for 12 p.m. 
     Fresh off a second place finish at the McNeese Cowboy Relays, the Southeastern track and field teams will continue outdoor competition this week. The Lions and Lady Lions will be in Lafayette on Friday and Saturday to compete in the Louisiana Classics.
     All of this week’s basketball action and Tuesday, Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday’s baseball games will be broadcast in the Hammond area on KSLU-FM (90.9) and Should the Lion basketball team be eliminated from the Southland Conference Tournament on Thursday, Friday’s baseball game will also be broadcast on KSLU. 
     A live video stream of Thursday’s basketball tournament game will be available at, while Friday’s semifinals air on ESPN3. Saturday’s Southland Tournament final will be televised on ESPN2. LionVision subscribers will have access to a live video feed of all four home baseball games this week.

Tuesday, March 12
Baseball, vs. Tulane, Alumni Field, 6 p.m. (KSLU)
            - Pack the Pat
            - Fireworks throughout the game
            - Free t-shirts and food from Raising Cane’s for Southeastern students
Tennis, vs. Youngstown State, Southeastern Tennis Complex, 4 p.m.

Wednesday, March 13
Baseball, at Tulane, New Orleans, 6:30 p.m. (KSLU)
Softball, at Southern, Baton Rouge, 4 p.m.
Tennis, vs. Virginia Tech, Southeastern Tennis Complex, 6 p.m.
            - Free pizza for Southeastern students

Thursday, March 14
Men’s Basketball, vs. Nicholls State/McNeese State (SLC Quarterfinals), Katy, Texas, 5 p.m. (KSLU) (

Friday, March 15
Men’s Basketball, vs. Stephen F. Austin (SLC Semifinals), Katy, Texas, 5 p.m. (KSLU) (ESPN3)
Baseball, vs. Arkansas-Pine Bluff, Alumni Field, 6 p.m. (LionVision) #
            - $5 Friday (Select food item and non-alcoholic beverage for $5)
Men’s and Women’s Track and Field, at Louisiana Classics, Lafayette, All Day

Saturday, March 16
Men’s Basketball, SLC Finals, Katy, Texas, 7:30 p.m. (KSLU) (ESPN3)
Baseball, vs. Arkansas-Pine Bluff, Alumni Field, 2 p.m. (KSLU) (LionVision)
            - Bingo at the Ballpark
Softball, at Houston Baptist (DH), Houston, Texas, 1 p.m.*
Tennis, vs. McNeese State, Southeastern Tennis Complex, 12 p.m.*
Men’s and Women’s Track and Field, at Louisiana Classics, Lafayette, All Day

Sunday, March 17
Baseball, vs. Arkansas-Pine Bluff, Alumni Field, 1 p.m. (KSLU) (LionVision)
            - Academy Family Sunday in the Park
Softball, at Houston Baptist, Houston, Texas, 2 p.m.*
Tennis, vs. Lamar, Southeastern Tennis Complex, 12 p.m.*

 Southeastern home events in bold

* - Southland Conference contest

# - Game will be broadcast on KSLU-FM (90.9) if no conflict with men’s basketball

Professional activities
Harry S. Laver (History and Political Science) has been awarded a Fulbright Scholarship to teach and conduct research at the National University of Ireland, Maynooth, for the 2013-2014 academic year.
     William B. Robison (History and Political Science) delivered a lecture entitled "Anne Boleyn: A Hundred Years of Film and Television" at the Westside Regional Library in Alexandria on Sunday, March 3, as the first installment of the 2013 Cavanaugh Lecture Series sponsored by LSU-A. The series is named after Dr. Robert Cavanaugh, the retired immediate past Chancellor of the university and administered through the Department of Arts, English, and Humanities. This particular lecture was co-sponsored by the Rapides Parish Library. Robison also provided the visual accompaniment (images and film clips) for a lecture on "Women in Civil War Films" by Louisiana actress Faith Ford (best known for her role on CBS Television's Murphy Brown) on Thursday, March 7, at Louisiana College's Guinn Auditorium in Pineville. The lecture was sponsored by the Civil War Roundtable of Central Louisiana and arranged by the organization's president and program director, Richard H. Holloway.
     Several accounting faculty members from the Department of Accounting and Finance presented papers at the annual meeting of the American Society of Business and Behavioral Sciences held in Las Vegas Feb. 21-24. Dr. Harold E. Davis presented a paper titled "Identifying the Landscape of Mobile Payment Technologies;" Dr. Joseph Morris presented a paper titled "The FASB/IASB Joint Project on Leases: The Coming Changes to Lease Accounting;" Dr. Rick Simpson presented a paper titled "Broker Cost-Basis Reporting: What it Does, What it Does Not Do and Are We on Schedule?;" and Dr. Pierre Titard presented a paper co-authored with James DeFranceschi and Eric Knight titled "Do Computerized On-Line Homework Assignments Improve Exam Scores."
     Dr. Kenneth Boulton (Fine and Performing Arts) collaborated with violinist Sylvia Ahramjian and cellist Ovidiu Marinescu (both of West Chester University in Pennsylvania) in three performances with the Nashville Ballet Feb. 15-17 of Sarah Slipper's Ploughing the Dark, set to music by Vanderbilt University composer Michael Kurek.
     Dr. Luanne Billingsley (Graduate School of Nursing) recently presented "Using Avatars in an Online Virtual Community to Facilitate Peer Storytelling Among Grieving Oncology Nurses" at the 2013 Southern Nursing Research Society (SNRS) in Little Rock, AK. This presentation disseminated results to research study questions: 1. How do oncology nurses express grief surrounding patients' deaths through peer storytelling in Second Life (an Internet-accessed 3D virtual multi-user virtual environment)? 2. Do oncology nurses report a benefit of using Second Life in dealing with grief related to patients' deaths? Dr. Billingsley was also invited to participate in a panel discussion during the SNRS Doctoral Pre-Conference to examine collaborations and partnerships among nurse scientists (PhD) and advanced practice nurses (DNP) in a variety of settings.


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