Greetings for service members

Philanthropy Week this week

Library displays Civil War exhibit

Carruth appointed state liaison


UPD offers self-defense course

Let's Talk Art final lecture

Spring priority registration - Did you know?

Southeastern in the news

This Week in FPA

This Week in Athletics

Professional activities


Greetings to those in service

Service greetingsSoutheastern communication student Demaris Clark of Baton Rouge writes a holiday greeting on a card in the Student Union that will be among many dispersed to military service men and women serving abroad and to disabled and hospitalized military personnel. Ityonnie JacKson, a disk jockey at KSLU, the university's public radio station, logs the information into her computer.    

     KSLU is sponsoring the drive among students in recognition of the men and women serving in the military and the university being named a Military Friendly School for three years. Students can also stop by the KSLU studio to add their notes of thanks and well wishes for the holiday season.


Lion Legacy Association to host Philanthropy Week
The Lion Legacy Association will host their Annual Philanthropy Week Nov. 11 through 14. The events for the week include the following:

Tuesday- Awareness Day 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. - Student Union
Find out what organizations on campus are doing to support philanthropy.

Wednesday- 2nd Annual Blacklight Volleyball Tournament- Kinesiology Building 8 p.m. to Midnight

Thursday- "Phil the Tree with Toys"-Student Union Park 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
Phil the Pig Drop and BBQ
Toys for Tots Drive - Bring a new, unwrapped toy for a child in need 


Southeastern library displaying Civil War exhibit 'Life and Limb'
Civil War exhibitThe national traveling exhibit "Life and Limb: The Toll of the American Civil War," is being displayed in the lobby of Southeastern's Sims Memorial Library through Dec. 13.
     Curated by the National Institutes of Health's National Library of Medicine, the exhibit explores the experiences of disabled Civil War veterans who served as a symbol of the fractured nation and a reminder of the costs of the conflict.
     Beth Stahr, head of reference and instruction at the library and coordinator of the showing, said the exhibit notes the hundreds of thousands of soldiers – many as young as 18 – who were wounded in the war but still survived.
     "The exhibit highlights the brutality of operations near the battlefields and the challenges of caring for the wounded soldiers during the Civil War," she said. "It is estimated that about three-quarters of all the operations performed during the war were amputations, sometimes undertaken without anesthesia. The exhibit shows the realities of wartime and the scale of the carnage."
     The exhibition is free and open to the public.


EXPLORING HISTORY – Southeastern students Victoria McCarson, left, and Caitlin Hampton view the exhibit "Life and Limb: The Toll of the American Civil War" that is now on display in the lobby of the university's Sims Memorial Library. The exhibit will be on display through Dec. 13.


Carruth appointed state liaison for national nursing group
Ann CarruthAnn Carruth, dean of the Southeastern College of Nursing and Health Sciences, has been appointed to serve as the grassroots liaison for Louisiana for the American Association of Colleges of Nursing.
     AACN is a nonpartisan organization that works to educate and advocate for nursing education, research and practice.
Carruth is one of a group of 78 nurses throughout the nation selected to help keep the organization informed on state legislative issues related to nursing education and research and advise the group on educational needs of the profession. She will serve a two-year appointment in the position.
     She recently participated in the organization's fall meeting, in which the participants visited the offices of members of Congress to educate their staffs on funding to support nursing education and research.
     A resident of Hammond, Carruth has served on Southeastern's nursing faculty since 1990 and was appointed dean last year. She serves as a member of the board of commissioners of North Oaks Health System and the Northshore Healthcare Alliance. She also serves as chairperson for Research and Informatics and board member for the Louisiana State Nurses Association.



Southeastern Police Department offers self-defense class for women

The Southeastern Police Department will offer a Rape Aggression Defense (RAD) class for women in the community Nov. 22, 23, and 24. The self-defense class is open to female Southeastern students, employees, and their guests 12 years of age or older.

     "The RAD System of Physical Defense is currently being taught at many colleges and universities and in communities throughout the United States, Canada, and the United Kingdom," said Southeastern Police Lt. Patrick Gipson. "The growing, widespread acceptance of this system is primarily due to the ease, simplicity and effectiveness of our tactics, solid research, and unique teaching methodology."
     The class will be held at a confidential location on or near Southeastern's main campus in Hammond. The three four-hour sessions (total of 12 hours) for the class will include Friday evening, Saturday afternoon, and Sunday afternoon. Attendance at all three sessions is necessary to complete the course.
     Enrolled Southeastern students and current Southeastern employees are admitted free. Students and employees may bring guests at a charge of $25 per guest (one guest per student/employee), which must be paid in advance to obtain a space on the class roster, Gipson said. Since space is limited, early registration is recommended.
     For more information or to register for the class, e-mail Gipson at with the name and telephone number of the participant(s).


Florence Flood Lecture Concludes "Let's Talk: Art" Fall Series
Let's Talk ArtThe final lecture in the series "Let's Talk: Art," sponsored jointly by Southeastern's Department of Fine and Performing Arts, the Hammond Regional Arts Center, and the Friends of Sims Library, will be held on Wednesday, Nov. 13, at 5 p.m. at the Southeastern Contemporary Art Gallery.
     Mary Maude Cusimano, senior in Art History, will discuss "Rescuing Renaissance:  The Restoration of Florence's Renaissance Treasures Following the Flood of 1966."
     "In the aftermath of the devastating flood of the Arno River on Nov. 4, 1966, the city of Florence's trove of Renaissance masterpieces were left damaged and in danger," Cusimano said. "My presentation will be an exploration into the heroic efforts of professional conservators and volunteers from around the globe following the deluge, and the conservation techniques pioneered in the first days and years following the flood."
     For more information, contact Eric Johnson, library director, at 549-3962.


Southeastern announces spring priority registration
Southeastern students may register for spring 2014 classes Monday, November 18 through Friday, November 22.
     The priority registration period is for all currently enrolled students, students recently accepted to the university, returning students, new transfer and graduate students. Students may check registration appointment times, class schedules, and register online by logging into their LEONet account from Southeastern's webpage at
     Students in departments that require advising must be advised prior to registering. Additionally, any students with registration holds on their accounts will not be able to access the registration system until holds have been cleared.
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Southeastern in the news
Action News
Hammond's Crystal Gonzalez named Miss Southeastern

SLU hosts spectacular exhibit:  "Life and Limb: The Toll of the American Civil War"

Associated Press
Industries confront Louisiana's skilled labor gap

BR Advocate
Miss Southeastern receives crown

Southeastern names new director of athletics

Hammond Daily Star
Miss Southeastern Crystal Gonzalez

Day of the Dead

US News & World Report
How international students can spend less on US study


This Week in Fine and Performing Arts

Tuesday, November 12
James Teekel, junior horn recital, Pottle Auditorium, 5 p.m.
Southeastern Jazz Combos, Pottle Auditorium, 7:30 p.m.

Wednesday, November 13
Let's Talk Art Lecture Series:  Mary Maude Cusimano (Southeastern senior in art history), "Rescuing Renaissance: The Restoration of Florence's Renaissance Treasures," Southeastern Contemporary Art Gallery, 5 p.m.
Chase Ledet, junior tenor recital, Pottle Auditorium, 6 p.m.
Vocal Studio Recital, students of Dr. Joy Ratliff, Pottle Auditorium, 7:30 p.m.

Thursday, November 14
Joshua Dunn, graduate lecture recital, Pottle Auditorium, 6 p.m.

Friday, November 15
Jojo Wight, junior guitar recital, Pottle Auditorium, 5 p.m.
Alissa Rowe, faculty soprano recital, Pottle Auditorium, 7:30 p.m.

Monday, November 18
Caleb Porter, junior baritone recital, Pottle Auditorium, 6 p.m.
Rebecca Harris, senior clarinet recital, Pottle Auditorium, 7:30 p.m.


This Week in Athletics
The No. 16/17 Southeastern football team will host No. 6/7 Sam Houston State in a battle of nationally-ranked Southland Conference teams Saturday at 3 p.m. in Strawberry Stadium, while the soccer team will compete in the NCAA Tournament to highlight this week in Southeastern Athletics.
     With a victory over the two-time national runner up Bearkats (8-2, 4-1 Southland), the Lions (8-2, 5-0 Southland) will clinch a share of the Southland Conference title and its first-ever berth in the Football Championship Subdivision (FCS) national playoffs. Fans are encouraged to wear gold to Saturday's contest.
     Saturday's game will be televised on the Southland Conference Television Network (Charter Channel 14 in the Hammond area). The game will also air on KSLU 90.9 FM, the flagship station of the Southeastern Sports Radio Network, as well as Northshore Broadcasting stations Kajun 107.1 FM and The Joint 104.7 FM. Fans can listen online at or on their smart phone using the TuneIn Radio app.
     The Southeastern soccer team (15-3-4), which won its third Southland Conference Tournament title on Sunday by outscoring Stephen F. Austin, 3-1, on penalty kicks, will find out where it will be heading for its second NCAA Tournament appearance in school history. On Monday, the field will be announced on at 3:30 p.m. The tournament begins on Friday.
     The men's basketball team (0-1) has two games on the schedule this week. The Lions open the week on Tuesday, traveling to Rice. On Thursday, Southeastern opens its home schedule against Champion Baptist. Both games tip off at 7 p.m.
     The women's basketball team (1-0) also has two games on tap this week. The Lady Lions travel to Southern on Monday for a 5:30 p.m. contest. Louisiana-Monroe awaits Southeastern on Friday for a 7 p.m. contest.
     Both of this week's men's basketball games and Monday's women's basketball game will be broadcast live in the Hammond area on KSLU-FM (90.9) and on the Internet at LionVision subscribers can also access a live video stream of Thursday's men's game at
     The volleyball team (11-18, 4-12 Southland) will close out its 2013 season this week. On Thursday, Southeastern faces Oral Roberts at 7 p.m., before closing the season with a 2 p.m. Saturday contest at Central Arkansas.

Tuesday, Nov. 12
Men's Basketball, at Rice, Houston, Texas, 7 p.m. (KSLU)

Thursday, Nov. 14
Men's Basketball, vs. Champion Baptist, University Center, 7 p.m. (LionVision) (KSLU)
Volleyball, at Oral Roberts, Tulsa, Okla., 7 p.m.*

Friday, Nov. 15
Women's Basketball, at Louisiana-Monroe, Monroe, 7 p.m.

Saturday, Nov. 16
Football, vs. Sam Houston State, Strawberry Stadium, 3 p.m. (Southland TV) (Southeastern Radio Network)*
Volleyball, at Central Arkansas, Conway, Ark., 2 p.m.*


Southeastern home events in bold
* - Southland Conference contest


Soccer team

TAKING ON THE CORNHUSKERS – Members of Southeastern's women's soccer team scream for joy Monday afternoon as they learn they will face the Nebraska Cornhuskers in the first round of the NCAA Tournament. The day and time of the first round match have yet to be announced. The Cornhuskers (18-3-1) are a number two seed after winning the Big Ten Conference championship. Southeastern (14-3-5) earned the Southland Conference's automatic bid to the tournament, by outscoring top seed Stephen F. Austin, 3-1, on penalty kicks in the tournament final on Sunday.  


Professional activities

Dr. Francesco Fiumara (Languages and Communication) addressed the foreign language doctoral students at his old graduate school: The Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, Md., on Nov. 1. Drawing on his extensive experience as a professor of Italian, Spanish and Mythology, as well as on his three-decade long career in radio broadcasting, he talked about "The Multi-Threat Academic: Reorganizing Scholarship for Contemporary Challenges."
     Dr. Linda Synovitz (Kinesiology and Health Studies) has recently been informed that her article "Precocious puberty: Pathology, related risks, and support strategies" has been accepted for publication in the peer review online journal Open Journal of Preventive Medicine. Co-author is Dr. Joanne Chopak-Foss, Georgia Southern University.
     David Armand (English) recently had a short story, The Prize, accepted by The Double Dealer, a literary journal which is published by the William Faulkner Society in New Orleans. The journal is noted for publishing the early work of William Faulkner and Ernest Hemingway, among many other notable writers.
     Dr. Luanne Billingsley (School of Nursing) presented "A Pilot Study Using Peer Storytelling in a Multiuser Virtual Environment for Oncology Nurses' Grief Support" at the 5th Annual Evidence-Based Practice Research Conference in New Orleans. The presentation highlighted the robust qualitative data captured during the facilitated oncology nurse grief support sessions using a virtual environment. The manuscript describing this study and its findings is in peer review.


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