Homecoming Week 2013

KSLU announces fundraiser

Let's Talk Art series continues

Sustainability Center matures

United Way Drive begins

Wind Symphony concert Oct. 17

"Cendrillon" presentation to raise funds

Southeastern Channel wins Telly Award

Homecoming Court 2013 announced apply feature

Future City Competition announced


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Southeastern celebrates Homecoming October 21-26
Homecoming 2013Southeastern celebrates Homecoming Week Oct. 21 – 26 with an abundance of spirited activities capped by tailgating, reunions, a parade and football action in Strawberry Stadium.
     With a theme "From There to Here, From Here to There, Roomie Rhyming Everywhere," Homecoming 2013 features reunions, awards and recognitions, and a host of student activities culminating with Homecoming Day Saturday, Oct. 26, when the Lions take on Lamar at 7 p.m.
     Homecoming Week will offer a number of time-honored traditions, such as the Gumbo Ya Ya fest for students, campus and community decorating contests, an alumni art exhibit, and the FE-Lions' Homecoming luncheon.
     This year Sims Memorial Library will have a special exhibit on display in the lobby during Homecoming Week. The display will include Southeastern memorabilia, including photographs, ticket stubs, Southeastern pins, annuals, and other material.
     Homecoming week begins Monday, Oct. 21, with "Lunch with the Lions" at 11 a.m. in the Student Union Park. The event, which serves as the official kick-off for Homecoming festivities, features free food and music with student-athletes in attendance. The Southeastern Family reunion will cap off the day at 7 p.m. in the Student Union Park and Mall.
     On Tuesday, Oct. 22, the action begins at 2 p.m. when students and faculty battle it out in the Phi Kappa Phi Quiz Bowl in the Student Union Ballroom. The day closes out with the student competition "Minute to Win It" in Strawberry Stadium at 6:30 p.m.
     On Wednesday, Oct. 23, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m students will enjoy food and fun at Gumbo YaYa. The 2013 Homecoming court will be introduced.  Also on tap at 12:30 p.m. is the annual Lyceum Lights faculty lecture at Twelve Oaks featuring Communication Sciences and Disorders Professor Jacqueline Guendouzi, winner of this year's President's Award for Excellence in Research. The Student Government Association's Roomie's Race for St. Jude's at 5:30 p.m. will conclude the day.
     On Thursday, Oct. 24, Gamma Beta Phi will host its "Ton of Fun Food Drive" from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Student Union Mall. The FeLions will host their Homecoming luncheon at Trey Yuen at noon.
     Thursday evening kicks into gear with a block party and bonfire sponsored by the Student Government Association at 6:45 p.m. The bonfire will be torched at the traditional spot adjacent to the Alumni Center. Spectators can also enjoy music by the Spirit of the Southland Band, followed by a Lip Sync contest for students at 8 p.m.
     Friday, Oct. 25, begins with the Homecoming Golf Tournament at Carter Plantation at 9 a.m. Cost of the event is $150 per person or $600 per four-man team. Participants will receive tournament logo gifts including a shirt, cap, and a luncheon following play. All proceeds from the event will benefit Southeastern Athletics. For more information, contact Tim Baldwin at 549-5186 or
     Also, the Alumni Association will host the Alumni Awards Evening at 7 p.m. in Twelve Oaks. Tickets for the event are available at the Alumni Association, 549-2150 or 1-800-SLU-ALUM.
     At 9 p.m. the African American Alumni Chapter will sponsor a Homecoming mixer in the Student Union ballroom. Tickets are available by calling 549-3850.

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KSLU announces 2013 fundraiser
Southeastern's public radio station, KSLU 90.9fm, will host a four-day fundraising drive Oct. 14-17.
     "Last year the KSLU fund drive helped offset the costs of producing programs like "Rock School" and our blues programming. It also helped fund the KSLU scholarship and allowed us to repair our transmitter's cooling system," said KSLU General Manager Todd Delaney.
     "This year we're hoping to put the funds raised toward increasing the amount of the KSLU scholarship and producing more community-oriented programs," he added.
     Delaney said KSLU is a community supported radio station that teaches its students the importance of giving back through partnerships with community organizations and fundraising campaigns.
     "We also serve as an important media outlet for Southeastern, broadcasting campus events such as Southeastern athletics, Rock 'n Roar, Strawberry Jubilee and other events," he added.
     KSLU serves as a training ground for Southeastern students interested in broadcasting careers. Students develop a variety of marketable skills including digital audio editing, programming, public speaking, and on-air presentation. Several KSLU graduates have become broadcast leaders in their respective fields including radio management, media sales, and music promotion. All credit their experience at KSLU with growing their success, Delaney explained.
     "We're hoping this year's campaign will be one of the most successful ever," said Monique Gregoire, KSLU's underwriting and development representative. "Donors can pledge over the phone or they can visit to request that we bill them. Either way, they're supporting a valuable teaching tool which most of them listen to every day."
     Contributions may be made by cash, check, or credit card (MasterCard or Visa). Credit card donations must be made over the phone at 549-2330. All donations are tax deductible.
     For more information, contact Gregoire at 549-2327 or at


"Let's Talk:Art" Fall Series Continues
A Chess GameThe second 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, Oct. 16, at 5 p.m. at the Hammond Regional Arts Center, 217 E. Thomas Street, across from the Columbia Theatre.
     Skyler Simoneaux, graduate in art history, will discuss the life and art of Sofonisba Anguissola, virtuosa of the Italian Renaissance. A student of Michelangelo, Sofonisba assumed a role of international celebrity during her lifetime, an honor traditionally bestowed upon male artists. Beginning as a child prodigy, her career as a virtuosa of painting ushered in a time where women artists were considered on par with their male contemporaries, opening societal acceptance to the power of a woman's contribution to art.
     For more information, contact Eric Johnson at extension 3962.

At right: "The Chess Game" by Sofonisba Anguissola.


Green to gold – Sustainability Center reaching maturity
At Southeastern, green and gold are more than the official colors of the university.
     These days the colors have taken on new significance: green for the ambitious environmental and sustainability initiative that is making the campus – in the words of some independent observers – possibly the greenest institution in the state; and gold for the precious energy dollars saved in a time of increasingly tightened budgets.
     Precise energy management in buildings, solar panels to generate electricity and hot water, biodiesel from spent cooking oil and grease to power vehicles and equipment, major increases in recycling with a reduction in landfill waste, a tree and plant farm for university landscaping, and wise use of rainwater runoff are just some of the elements of the new Sustainability Center being developed on Southeastern's north campus at the site of the former Horticulture Center.
     And more innovations are in the plans.
     With a goal to be 80 percent off the grid by 2020, Southeastern is fast earning a reputation as the greenest university in the state, if not the South. In recent months, visitors from a number of universities – including Tulane, Southern in Baton Rouge, the University of New Orleans, and LSU Shreveport – as well as representatives from school districts, parish management groups and engineering firms, have all toured Southeastern's sustainability operations.
     "In my 30 plus years in this profession, the work Southeastern is doing is as good as I've seen in the state, and I would surmise this program is probably one of the best in the country," said Jay Labarre, CEO and president of Labarre Associates of Denham Springs, a full service architectural and facilities management firm. "If we look at value per dollar, I would say that Southeastern is among the best in the nation with its sustainability program."
     "We owe taxpayers and tuition-paying students a responsibility to be as efficient as possible in all areas. Certainly that includes energy usage," said Southeastern President John L. Crain. "Our faculty, staff and students have demonstrated a strong desire to be on the leading edge in sustainability efforts, and our students in particular have demonstrated financial support of these efforts and are benefitting from the learning opportunities. From a pure budget standpoint, this has made a significant difference in the financial picture of the university, which has been so impacted by state budget reductions."
     "The effort was born out of necessity," explained Director of Physical Plant Byron Patterson, who is leading the effort. "Budget cuts forced us to think in terms of economics."
     In 2010, the university's initial efforts with energy conservation and biofuel production saved the university $1.2 million, encouraging the plant staff to look for additional savings.
     Early efforts, Patterson noted, included building a training center to prepare staff to handle environmental controls adjustments and repairs in the various buildings on campus. This precluded the need to utilize pricey environmental control consultants. The installation of an energy center, which monitors temperature and humidity in nearly every campus building, also gave staff more remote control of building environments.
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1)Solar panels2)Sustainability Center

1) Byron Patterson, left, director of Southeastern's Physical Plant discusses the solar panels atop the university's Biology Building with Junkan Ma, center, associate professor of engineering technology, and student Nathan K. Taylor.


2) Southeastern Industrial Technology Instructor Ed Rode, center, goes over surveying notes at the university's Sustainability Center with students Robert Arena, left of Mandeville and Chase Carrier of Walker. The students performed much of the surveying work for water retention ponds as part of the engineering technology course.


Southeastern kicks off United Way Drive
United Way CampaignDepartmental leaders at Southeastern gathered Wednesday (Oct. 9) to launch the university's annual drive for the United Way of Southeast Louisiana. More than 60 units were recognized for having 100 percent participation of their personnel in last year's drive.
     President John L. Crain, second from left, accepted a plaque on behalf of the President's Office's participation from Donna Bliss, executive director of the Tangipahoa Region of the United Way.
     Crain praised the units that achieved the 100 percent participation level and encouraged all to participate this year, regardless of the amount contributed. He explained that contributions to the United Way remain in Tangipahoa Parish and assist the residents of our community.

     Pictured are, from left, Campus Campaign Coordinator Tena Golding, director of the Center for Faculty Excellence; student Orlando George, president of Student United Way, the first such chapter in the state; Bliss; Crain; and Campaign Coordinator Cindy Vernon.


Southeastern Wind Symphony presents 'Music of John Williams' in free concert Oct. 17
The Southeastern Wind Symphony will present a free concert, "The Music of John Williams: Cinematic Superstar," Thursday, Oct. 17, at 2 p.m. in the Pottle Music Building Auditorium.
     Part of the university's annual Fanfare celebration of the arts, humanities and social sciences, the concert will feature live performances of hit symphonic soundtracks by the legendary composer, said conductor Glen J. Hemberger, Southeastern's director of bands.
     "John Williams has proven to be one of the most successful orchestral composers in modern times," Hemberger said. "His scores for many popular, award-winning Hollywood productions have earned him numerous honors, including five Academy Awards, 17 Grammys and several Emmys and Golden Globe awards. His recordings have achieved both gold and platinum records."
     Williams' music to be featured includes the "MainTitle" from the movie "Star Wars;" "Superman March" from "Superman;" the "March" from "1941;" and "Theme" from "Schindler's List," featuring violinist Iuliia Alyeksyeyeva.
     Also on the program will be performances of the "Raider's March" from "Raiders of the Lost Ark" and "Adventures on Earth" from "E.T.: The Extra-Terrestrial."
     The concert is the first of two performances by the Wind Symphony scheduled during Fanfare. The second performance, with a focus on the music of the presidency, is scheduled Oct. 24 at 7:30 p.m. at the Columbia Theatre for the Performing Arts.
     For information, contact the Department of Fine and Performing Arts at 549-2184.


Special presentation to raise funds
Fine and Performing Arts faculty member Chuck Effler will give a presentation on "Cendrillon," a comic operetta of the Cinderella fairy tale by 19th century French composer Pauline Viardot, at the national convention of the National Opera Association in January in New York City.
     The heart of the presentation is to have several Southeastern vocal majors sing selections from the operetta in a new English translation.
     To earn funds to cover their expenses while in New York, the five student participants are presenting a benefit concert on Sunday, Oct. 20, from 3 to 4 p.m. at First Presbyterian Church in Hammond. Admission is by donation.
     The students will sing four selections from Cendrillon plus favorite opera arias and songs from Broadway shows.
     For more information contact Chuck Effler at or at 549-3830.


Southeastern Channel wins national Telly Award for Northshore Gems
Southeastern Channel receives Telly AwardThe Southeastern Channel, Southeastern's educational cable access channel, has won a national 2013 Telly Award for its originally-produced travel show, "Northshore Gems."
     The episode featuring the Lake Pontchartrain Basin Maritime Museum and the Tickfaw State Park was honored with the Telly in the travel show category.
     The Telly Awards is a national competition honoring local, regional, and cable television programs, commercials, video and film productions. The awards showcase the best work of television stations, production companies, cable operators and advertising agencies throughout the world.
     This was the 34th Telly Award won by the Southeastern Channel in its 10 years of existence.
     "Winning a national Telly Award for Northshore Gems is a great honor," said channel General Manager Rick Settoon, "and it recognizes the high quality and rich content of community programming that we try to provide viewers in our area."
     The winning episode was produced by Byron Caplan and hosted by Rob Moreau, a member of the Southeastern biological sciences faculty and director of the  university's Turtle Cove Environmental Research Station in Pass Manchac.
     In the program, Moreau tours the Maritime Museum, featuring exhibits, educational opportunities and activities for all ages, such as boatbuilding and robotic water vessels. The segment spotlights the Madisonville Wooden Boat Festival.
     In the second half of the show, Moreau and his family visit the Tickfaw State Park to explore its natural and scenic beauty, along with its educational and recreational offerings.
     "This episode about the Maritime Museum and Tickfaw State Park is a great example of exactly what the show Northshore Gems is about – a look at those places in our region that are sort of like hidden gems – places you may not know a lot about, but when you see the shows you realize just what great opportunities await there," Moreau said.
     "The fact that the episode won a Telly Award shows that it was successful not only because of its educational component but because of its entertainment aspect as well," Moreau added.
     "Northshore Gems" airs on the Southeastern Channel at 7 pm. Mondays and Wednesdays and at 8 pm. Saturdays.
     The 2013 competition received more than 12,000 entries from all 50 states and five continents. Among the winners were the History Channel, NBC, ABC, ESPN, Fox Sports, PBS, Turner Studios, and others.


SOUTHEASTERN CHANNEL WINS TELLY AWARD - The Southeastern Channel won a national 2013 Telly Award for its episode of the travel show "Northshore Gems" that featured the Lake Pontchartrain Basin Maritime Museum and Tickfaw State Park. It was the channel's 34th national Telly in the past 10 years. Pictured are Southeastern Channel General Manager Rick Settoon (left) and show host Rob Moreau.


Southeastern announces 2013 Homecoming Court and Beau Court
Fourteen Southeastern students have been chosen as members of the 2013 Homecoming queen and beau courts. The seven women and seven men will reign over Homecoming festivities Oct. 21- 26.
     Chosen as members of the queen court were seniors Anna Espey, Lake Charles; Ciara Reed, New Orleans; and Virginia Stevenson, Springfield; juniors Crystal Gonzalez, Hammond; Bonnie Lavigne, Slidell; and Laci Sherman, Baton Rouge; and sophomore Taylor Newsom, Ponchatoula.
     Members of the beau court are seniors Devonte' Bryant, Amite; Jeremy Lloyd, Baton Rouge; Zac Maurer, Branden Summers, and Ryan Zellner, Slidell; and juniors Jonathan Duhon, Baton Rouge; and Miles Haydel, St. James.
     The 2013 queen and beau, the top junior or senior vote-getters in the recent online campus election, will be announced at halftime of the Homecoming football game when the Lions take on Lamar on Homecoming Day, Oct. 26, at 7 p.m. in Strawberry Stadium.
     The court also will participate in Homecoming festivities such as Gumbo Ya Ya on Oct. 23, the bonfire and pep rally on Oct. 24, and the 3 p.m. Homecoming Day parade.
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1) 2013 SOUTHEASTERN HOMECOMING COURT – Seven Southeastern students have been chosen as members of the 2013 Homecoming court and will reign over Homecoming festivities, Oct. 21-26. Chosen as members of the queen's court were, from left, front, Virginia Stevenson, Bonnie Lavigne, and Anna Espey; back, from left, Crystal Gonzalez, Laci Sherman, Taylor Newsom, and Ciara Reed.

2) 2013 SOUTHEASTERN HOMECOMING BEAU COURT -- Members of Southeastern's 2013 Homecoming beau court are, from left, front, Ryan Zellner, Branden Summers and Jeremy Lloyd; back, from left, Devonte' Bryant,  Zac Maurer, Myles Haydel and Jonathan Duhon. – Did you know?
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Middle schools preparing for Future City Competition
Middle school teams from Louisiana and Mississippi are preparing to participate in the Future City Competition to be held in January 2014 at Southeastern.
     Teams of sixth, seventh and eighth graders will participate in the National Engineers Week Foundation's 2013-14 Future City Competition, where they are asked to design a city of the future and predict what it may look like by using the simulation program SimCity software. The software is provided free to all registered participating teams.
     This year's challenge: Identify a problem of moving people in a city of the future and design a mode of transportation to solve this problem.
     Deadline to register teams is October 31, said Cris Koutsougeras, professor of computer science at Southeastern and Louisiana regional coordinator. For information and school registration, visit Questions can also be directed to Koutsougeras as
     Major sponsors for the Louisiana regional event are Shell and Entergy, which also sponsored previous Future City competitions at Southeastern.
     "This year, with Entergy's support, we will be able to make a $500 award to each of the top five teams in the competition," Koutsougeras said.
     The actual competition will take place Saturday, Jan. 25, on Southeastern's campus in Hammond. The winning team will be sent to participate in the national competition in Washington, DC, in February 2014. While the program has been around for more than 20 years, this is only the third year the competition has been held in Louisiana.
     "The program is gaining in popularity, and we have seen an increasing number of schools in both Louisiana and Mississippi expressing an interest in the competition and entering teams," said Koutsougeras. "It is exciting to see the ingenuity and energy these young people put into their models and presentations."
     In addition to school-based teams, Koutsougeras said the competition this year is open to community organizations such as Boy Scouts or Girl Scouts, as long as participants are in line with middle school grades 6 through 8.
     "Future City is an ideal opportunity for students, their teachers and volunteer mentors to work together as a team in developing creative solutions to the growing problem of urban transportation," Koutsougeras said.
     Using SimCity software – provided free to registered teams -- the student teams will work with a teacher and volunteer mentor, usually an engineer, to design a virtual Future City model that incorporates their ideas. They will build a physical model using recycled materials that can cost no more than $100 to build.
     The National Engineers Week Foundation works year-round to sustain and grow a strong engineering profession critical to public health, safety and welfare. The Foundation supports engineering outreach, education and celebration through a network of thousands of volunteers in a coalition of more than 100 professional societies, major corporations and government agencies.


Southeastern non-credit courses
Acting for Kids Konfidence (Oct. 17 – Nov. 21)
Brandi Ehrhardt Saucier

This program is a mixture of acting, drama and improvisation designed to create confidence and self-esteem within children. This course was designed with the following objectives in mind:

     create a sense of confidence and self-esteem

     promote quick thinking and healthy interactions with others
     encourage students to be leaders amongst their peers
     provide a healthy outlet for creativity and energy
     replace negative self-images with positive self-images
     prepare students for school projects, speeches, and future job interviews.
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Do-It-Yourself Desktop Publishing (Oct. 16 - 23)
Julie Nunenmacher

Want to save money on designing and printing expensive invitations or promotional material? Students in this course will learn how to design, print, and publicize a business or special event without having to leave the home or office and, best of all, without having to spend hundreds of dollars.
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Microsoft Project 2010 (Oct. 21)
Trey Miller

The goal of this course is to prepare students to build and modify a project schedule, which will assist in managing projects. In this instructor-led course, students will be led through the process of building and modifying a schedule using hands-on exercises. These exercises include adding tasks, organizing tasks into a work breakdown structure, sequencing, creating and assigning resources, organizing project information, updating the schedule, and generating reports.
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QuickBooks 2013: Bookkeeping Level II (Oct. 22 – Nov. 26)
Danny Allday or Jason DeGraw

Employees and business owners currently using QuickBooks for financial accounting who want to increase their knowledge or advance their career through certification would benefit from this course. It also is offered as the next step for QuickBooks Level I regardless of experience.
More information found here


This Week in Fine and Performing Arts

October 10 through November 11
Signs of Our Times: Text-Based Art in the 21st Century, Southeastern Contemporary Art Gallery


October 15
OCTUBA-FEST, Pottle Annex Recital Hall, 6 and 7:30 p.m.


October 15 through 18
Southeastern Theatre presents:  Henrik Ibsen's "A Doll House," Vonnie Borden Theatre, D Vickers Hall, 7:30 p.m.


Thursday, October 17
Southeastern Wind Symphony presents: "Music in the Movies," Pottle Auditorium, 2 p.m.
Southeastern Concert Choir and Women's Chorale, First United Methodist Church, Hammond, 7:30 p.m.


Southeastern in the news

Action News
SLU announces Fanfare week 2 schedule

KSLU hosts fund raiser

Southeastern Channel wins Telly Award for Northshore Gems


BR Advocate
'Doll's House' to open SLU theatre season

Ratcliff, friends present songs of World War II at festival

SLU's 3-year degree to meet growing IT field

Colleges fuel tech growth (Editorial)


Hammond Daily Star
Southeastern goes green to save money, environment (Editorial)

Southeastern homecoming court announced

Southeastern Beau court announced


This Week in Athletics
The Southeastern football team will look for a 2-0 start to Southland Conference play, while the soccer team plays for the outright Southland Conference lead to highlight this week in Southeastern Athletics.
     The Lion football team (4-2, 1-0 Southland) opens the road portion of its Southland Conference schedule this week, when it faces Northwestern State (3-3, 0-1 Southland) at 6 p.m. on Saturday in Natchitoches. Southeastern pummeled Stephen F. Austin, 56-14, to open league play, while the Demons saw their comeback fall short in a 33-21 loss at Nicholls.
     The game will be broadcast 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. LionVision subscribers can access a live video stream, provided by Northwestern State, at, where NSU's live stats feed will also be accessible.
     The soccer team (11-2-1, 6-1 Southland) hosts its biggest match of the 2013 season on Friday, when league co-leader and two-time defending regular season champion Stephen F. Austin visits the Southeastern Soccer Complex for a 3 p.m. match. On Sunday, Northwestern State comes to town for a 1 p.m. contest.
     The Lady Lion volleyball team (6-14, 0-8 Southland) hits the road this week with three chances to pick up its first Southland victory. On Tuesday, Southeastern faces UNO at 7 p.m. in New Orleans. LionVision subscribers can access a live video stream, provided by UNO, of Tuesday's match at The Lady Lions head to Lamar on Thursday for a 7 p.m. match. Sam Houston State awaits Southeastern on Saturday at 2 p.m. in Huntsville, Texas.
     The men's and women's cross country teams will compete in their final tune-up for next month's Southland Conference Championships this week. The Lions and Lady Lions will be in Clinton, Miss. on Saturday to participate in the Choctaw Open at 9 a.m.
     The defending Southland Conference champion Southeastern women's tennis team will be in action this week. The Lions will compete in the West Florida Invitational, which runs Friday through Sunday in Pensacola, Fla.

Tuesday, October 15
Volleyball, at UNO, New Orleans, 7 p.m. (LionVision)*

Thursday, October 17
Volleyball, at Lamar, Beaumont, Texas, 7 p.m.*

Friday, October 18
Soccer, vs. Stephen F. Austin, Southeastern Soccer Complex, 3 p.m.*
Women's Tennis, at West Florida Invitational, Pensacola, Fla., All Day

Saturday, October 19
Football, at Northwestern State, Natchitoches, 6 p.m. (Southeastern Sports Network) (LionVision)*
Men's and Women's Cross Country, at Choctaw Open, Clinton, Miss., 9 a.m.
Women's Tennis, at West Florida Invitational, Pensacola, Fla., All Day

Sunday, October 20
Soccer, vs. Northwestern State, Southeastern Soccer Complex, 1 p.m.*
Women's Tennis, at West Florida Invitational, Pensacola, Fla., All Day


Southeastern home events in bold
* - Southland Conference contest


Professional activities
Dr. Luanne Billingsley (School of Nursing) and Dr. Paula Currie (College of Nursing and Health Sciences) have had their article titled "Using Social Media to Share the Death Experience: Discussion Points" accepted for publication in the Journal of Continuing Education in Nursing (JCEN), October 2013 issue. Poignant tweets by a well-known journalist led to a national conversation about publically sharing the death experience. The purpose of this article was to set the stage for a broader discussion among health care providers to understand the perceived benefits and related chal­lenges of using social media to share the death experience.
     Drs. Laura Fazio-Griffith and June Williams (Counseling Program - Health and Human Sciences Dept.) presented "Play is not just for children: How to integrate expressive art techniques for counseling college students" at the American College Counseling Association in New Orleans Sept. 26-28.
     Drs. Corie Hebert and Heidi Kulkin, along with student Megan Mclean (Health and Human Sciences), published an article (2013) in Adoption & Fostering, 37, entitled "Grief and foster parents: How do foster parents feel when a foster child leaves their home?"
     Several faculty from Sims Library presented at the LOUIS Users Conference on October 3 and 4 in Port Allen. Angela Dunnington presented "Alternatives to Traditional Article Delivery: The 'Get It Now' Experience." Beth West spoke on "Pet Therapy with Rescue Dogs, an Adorably Awesome Outreach Event." Amy Baptist and Paul Kelsey presented "EDI X12 Ordering and Invoicing using YBP's GobiExport Plus." Lori Smith spoke on "Making the Software Do (More of) the Work: Managing Government Documents Collections." Stephen Sanders and Mary Lou Strong presented "Seeing our Work through 'New Eyes': What do Other Faculty Want us to Know?" Herbert McGuin served as a moderator for the LALINC eLibrary Sharing Session.
     James Kirylo (Teaching and Learning) recently had a feature article published in the augural issue of Oneing. Entitled "Paulo Freire: An Unfinished Life," Kirylo's piece explores the spirituality of Freire, and how it linked to his political, social, and education activism. Freire's thought significantly contributed to what is known as liberation theology, a theological perspective that views the world through the eyes of the poor. The journal Oneing comes out of The Center for Action and Contemplation, founded by the Franciscan Richard Rohr.
     Kenneth Boulton (Fine and Performing Arts) presented a lecture-recital together with his wife JoAnne Barry titled "Duet Fiesta" on Oct. 10, as part of the 2013 Louisiana Music Teachers Association State Convention at McNeese State University in Lake Charles.


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