Fanfare's second week

Leading the cheer

Mystery writers panel

Website calendar

Homecoming music reunions

Faculty recital scheduled

This Week in FPA

Banned books lecture

Non-credit courses

Students attend conference

Southeastern in the news

Lady Lions receive training

This Week in Athletics

Professional activities

Southeastern Theatre, lectures and concerts highlight Fanfare's second week
A Doll's HouseA theatrical presentation, musical concerts and lectures, are just some of the events on tap for the second week of Southeastern's Fanfare, a month long celebration of the arts, humanities and social sciences.
     Southeastern Theatre will present "A Doll's House" Oct. 15 – 18 at Columbia Theatre for the Performing Arts. In the play, sweet Nora enjoys a cozy life with her family and loves her husband Torvald above all else. So much so, that she would risk it all to protect him and their life together. When a secret comes back to haunt her, Nora begins to question her devotion and finds herself forced into making a life-altering decision.
     Tickets are $10 general admission, $5 faculty/staff, seniors/and non-Southeastern students. Southeastern students are admitted free with their university I.D.
     The Then and Now Lecture Series continues Oct. 16 with a presentation by Benjamin Price titled "Revolution in the Vineyard of the Lord: The Glorious Revolution in Massachusetts." Scheduled for 1 p.m. in Pottle Auditorium, the free lecture details William of Orange's successful takeover of England and what transpired afterward.
     The Southeastern Wind Symphony will pay tribute to music in the movies in a concert scheduled Oct. 17 at 2 p.m. at Pottle Auditorium.
     Tickets can be purchased at the Columbia Theatre box office or by phone at 543-4371. General admission tickets are $10 for adults and $6 for seniors and Southeastern faculty and staff. All students are admitted free with I.D. Can be purchased by phone or at box office.
     Fanfare's second week also includes:
      Joy Ratliff will present a Faculty Music Recital on Oct. 13 at 4 p.m. in the Columbia Theatre Conference Center titled "Joy Ratliff and Friends."
      Octuba-Fest continues on Oct. 15 with concerts at 6 and 7:30 p.m. in Pottle Music Recital Hall. A junior tuba recital featuring Corey Bostic is scheduled at 6 p.m., and a tuba/euphonium studio ensemble recital featuring Justin Bihm, Jimmy Scheidell, Stephan August, and Neil Bourgeois on euphonium, and Logan Chaplain, Remi Vedros, Miles Lyons, Matt Jays and Bostic on tuba is scheduled at 7:30 p.m.
      Southeastern's Women's Chorale and Concert Choir will present "A Night at the Opera," a free concert on Thursday, Oct. 17. The 7:30 p.m. event, to be led by Southeastern Director of Choral Activities Alissa Mercurio Rowe, will be held at First United Methodist Church, located at 2200 Rue Denise in Hammond.
      The Columbia Theatre Cinema Series will present "Memphis" as part of the Direct from Broadway series. "Memphis" takes place during the segregated 50s, where a young white DJ falls in love with everything he shouldn't: rock and roll and an electrifying black singer. The original story about the cultural revolution that erupted when his vision met her voice is filled with explosive dancing, irresistible songs and a thrilling tale of fame and forbidden love. The film is rated PG-13. Tickets are $10 for adult general admission and $8 for seniors and students.
      Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra will present "Beethoven's Fifth" on Oct. 19 at 7:30 p.m. at the Columbia Theatre. Reserved tickets are $35 and $20 and are available at
     Fanfare tickets are on sale at the Columbia/Fanfare box office, 220 E. Thomas Street, 543-4371. The box office is open Monday through Friday, 11 a.m. - 4 p.m. and one hour prior to Columbia performances. For a complete schedule, contact the Columbia/Fanfare office at 543-4366 or visit


REHEARSING 'A DOLL'S HOUSE' – Kayla Hill of Walker, left, and Olivia Matte of Abita Springs rehearse a scene from Henrik Ibsen's classic play "A Doll's House," a performance scheduled at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 15-18 at Southeastern's Vonnie Borden Theatre. The play is part of Fanfare, Southeastern's annual fall festival of the arts, humanities and social sciences. For ticket information call 549-2115.


Leading the CheerAlbertson's Kickoff
Southeastern mascot Roomie leads the Spirit of the Southland Band as they perform Friday evening at the Lion Tailgating Kickoff. Coaches, members of the Southeastern football team, cheerleaders and the Lionettes dance team turned out for the third annual event held at Albertson's in Hammond.
     Throughout the football season, Albertson's offers a 10 percent discount on groceries on Southeastern football game (both home and away) days to customers who wear Southeastern apparel when shopping. The Lions played the University of Incarnate Word on Saturday and won 35-3.


Fanfare to present mystery writers panel
Southeastern's Friends of the Sims Library will present a free panel discussion by three acclaimed area mystery writers Wednesday, Oct. 9, at 4 p.m. at the Columbia Theatre for the Performing Arts in downtown Hammond.
     "We Done It! Mystery Writers Probe Their Craft" will be presented as part of Fanfare, Southeastern's annual fall festival of the arts and humanities. The panel will be moderated by historian, biographer and mystery buff Patricia Brady of New Orleans and will feature the writers discussing their work, writing habits and the art of writing mysteries and thrillers.
     Participating on the panel are writers Erica Spindler of Covington and Bill Loehfelm and Greg Herron of New Orleans. The authors will be signing their books following the panel discussion.
     Spindler is an international bestselling author of 30 novels, including 19 suspense novels. Published in 25 countries, Spindler has been lauded for offering "thrill-packed page turners, white-knuckle rides and edge-of-your-seat whodunits." She is a recipient of the prestigious Daphne du Maurier Award for excellence, a Kiss of Death Award, and a Listen-Up Award. Her latest novel is "Justice for Sara."
     Loehfelm is the author of four thrillers and numerous stories. His first novel, "Fresh Kills," won the 2008 Amazon Breakthrough Novel Award. His latest two books – "The Devil She Knows" and "The Devil in Her Way" – feature a New Orleans Police officer. Born in Brooklyn and reared on Staten Island, he moved to New Orleans in 1997.
     Herren has written 19 novels, including two series of mystery novels featuring gay private investigators Chanse MacLeod and Scotty Brady. The author of numerous short stories, Herren writes for adults and teens and has been included in several anthologies. He is currently president of the Southwest Chapter of the Mystery Writers of America and the recipient of two Lambda Literary Awards and 10 additional Lambda nominations.
     For additional information, contact the Sims Memorial Library at 549-3860. did you know?
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Southeastern music alumni invited to participate in music reunions during Homecoming
The Southeastern Alumni Association and "Spirit of the Southland Marching Band" are inviting music alumni to three special reunions this year as part of Homecoming 2013.
     "The Students of the States, band alumni, and singers are invited to participate in the university's Homecoming activities on Saturday, Oct. 26," said Assistant Director of Bands Paul Frechou. "All music alumni are invited to to play or sing the alma mater, the 'Star Spangled Banner,' and the fight song with the band during the pre-game performance. Alumni are also invited to perform with the band during the game."
     The schedule of reunion activities on Homecoming Day include:
         11 a.m. - Singers only rehearsal, Pottle Music Building Band Room Annex 162
         11:45 a.m. - Rehearsal/sound check for singers only in Strawberry Stadium with marching band
         2 p.m. - Luncheon/tailgating/parade, music alumni tent (Sponsored by the Alumni Association, Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia, Delta Omicron, & Kappa Kappa Psi)
         5 p.m. - Dessert reception, Pottle Recital Hall Lobby (Sponsored by the Department of Fine and Performing Arts)
         6:20 p.m. - Meet at Stadium Entrance, NE corner near Friendship Circle
         6:30 p.m. - Enter stadium with marching band
         6:40 p.m. - Pre-Game performance of alma mater, Star Spangled Banner and fight song
     Tickets for the Homecoming game against Lamar are available at 549-LION.
     For more information about the reunions, contact Frechou at 549-3825 or email


Southeastern to present first faculty recital
Joy RatliffSoutheastern's Department of Fine and Performing Arts will present a faculty recital Oct. 13 as part of Fanfare, the university's annual festival of the arts, humanities and social sciences.
     Originally scheduled in Pottle Annex Recital Hall, the recital titled "Joy Ratliff and Friends: Songs of WWII" is scheduled at 4 p.m. in the Columbia Theatre Conference Center in the downtown Hammond theatre at 220 East Thomas Street.
     A member of the Southeastern voice faculty, Ratliff will be joined by Henry Jones, piano; Zakkary Garner, guitar and saxophone; Kevin Estoque, drums; and singers Lois Ball Anglin,
Kimberly Dupre, and Mindy Guidroz.
     For additional information, contact the Department of Fine and Performing Arts at 549-2184.


This Week in Fine and Performing Arts
Monday, October 7
Faculty Chamber Music Series: Musical Treasures for Piano and Strings, Pottle Auditorium, 7:30 p.m.

October 8 and 10
Octuba-Fest, Pottle Annex Recital Hall, at 6 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.

October 10 through November 11
Signs of Our Times:  Text-Based Art in the 21st Century, Southeastern Contemporary Art Gallery (opening reception, October 10, 4:30-6:30 p.m.)

Sunday, October 13
Faculty Recital Series:  Joy Ratliff and Friends present, "Songs from WWII," Columbia Theatre Conference Center, downtown Hammond, 4 p.m.


Faculty Banned Books lecture held
Banned booksSeveral Southeastern faculty members from the Department of English attended the faculty banned books lecture held at the Denham Springs-Walker Branch of the library last Sunday (Sept. 29). From left, back row, are David Armand, Dr. Natasha Whitton, Leigh Rourks, and Dr. Lisa Moody. On the front row is Sarah Colombo, head of Adult Service at the Livingston Parish Library.


Southeastern non-credit courses

Do It Yourself Desktop Publishing (Oct. 16 – 23)
Julie Nunenmacher

Do you or your business need to save money on designing and printing expensive invitations or promotional material? What if you just run out of time to have them designed and printed? YOU have the ability to design, print, and publicize your business or special event without having to leave your home or office, and best of all, without having to spend hundreds of dollars!
Learn the basic design steps for creating an attractive document or invitation that will gain a reader's attention and interest. Learn how to use features in Microsoft Office Word and PowerPoint to easily create attractive publication and invitation designs. Learn how to save your files in a format so that you can quickly and easily send them out by email or on Facebook. Learn How Here


Microsoft Project 2010 (Oct. 21)
Trey Miller

The goal of this course is to prepare the student to build and modify a project schedule, which will assist them in managing their projects. In this instructor-led course, students will be led with 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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Beginner's Web Design, Part One (Oct. 9 – Nov. 6)
Allanagh Sewell

In the first session you will learn basic (X)HTML to begin the process of designing a web page. The second session will cover the basics of the web-authoring software, Adobe Dreamweaver, and the third session will cover the basics of Adobe Flash. After the completion of all three sessions, the student will be able to create a web page using Dreamweaver and (X)HTML and also incorporating Flash animation into the website. Learn More


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. This course also is offered as the next step for QuickBooks Level I regardless of experience. More Information Found Here


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Supply Chain Management students attend conference on scholarship
SCM ConferenceTwenty-five Southeastern supply chain management students and two faculty members attended Breakbulk's Education Day on Tuesday, Sept. 24, from 8:30 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. in the Morial Convention Center. Several Breakbulk sponsors paid for student tickets - a total of 50 were available to all universities from southeast Texas to southwest Alabama. Southeastern was given 26 of those tickets, worth approximately $510 each, which covered the registration fee for Education Day and exhibit floor access.
     The students received certificates for their participation in the event and were able to "work" the exhibit hall floor to meet professionals who work in the industry and learn about their business practices.
     "Breakbulk Americas 2013 gave us, as students, a global perspective of industries within logistics and transportation. This event transformed the lessons we learned in class into a real life experience," said student Sara Bardwell. "The education day allowed us to learn about current trends within the industry and talk with leaders who gave advice and direction. The trade show opened opportunities to meet people and learn about the special industries within all areas of logistics. The experience we had is invaluable to our education as supply chain management majors. We are fortunate to have faculty that works to give us experiences that could never be learned in the classroom."
     Breakbulk shipping refers to large items that won't fit in a container, such as a big piece of equipment (crane, large road construction equipment, components to refineries, etc). Those attending the conference represented companies that ship such items globally such as GE, and suppliers of shipping services (ocean shipping companies, ports, logistics providers) from every continent and most every country in the world.


Southeastern in the news
Action News
Southeastern Theatre to present A Doll's House

SLU fast tracks advanced IT degree program

SLU trainers credited with saving man's life at McNeese meet

BR Advocate
Teacher training programs under pressure to prepare for Common Core

SLU hosts Northshore College and Career Fair

Off campus retailers take Lions Lagniappe

Hammond Star
SLU trainers save a life

Livingston Parish school teaching students to conserve energy


Lady Lions Basketball Lion Up LADY LIONS LEADERSHIP TRAINING -- Last week the Lady Lions basketball team and coaches got inspiration and tips on becoming leaders from Debbie Antonelli, one of the nation's most esteemed women's basketball analysts who covers college basketball for ESPN, CBS, Fox Spots and Westwood One. Antonelli and Head Coach Lori Davis Jones (center) pose with the team as they "Lion Up."


This Week in Athletics
The real season begins for the Southeastern football team, as the Lions host Stephen F. Austin in the Southland Conference opener to highlight This Week in Southeastern Athletics.
     The Lions (3-2) and the visiting Lumberjacks (2-3) will kick off at 7 p.m. at Strawberry Stadium. The game will air on The game will also 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.
     The Southeastern volleyball team (6-11, 0-5 Southland) has three chances to earn its first Southland win this week. The Lady Lions open the week in Thibodaux, facing Nicholls State at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday. On Thursday, Southeastern returns home to host Houston Baptist at 7 p.m. in the University Center.
     Thursday's match will feature the "Dig the Lions" promotion. Free food will be served as available to Southeastern students and the first 300 Southeastern students will receive a free t-shirt. On Saturday, the Lady Lions host Texas A&M-Corpus Christi at 2 p.m. LionVision subscribers can enjoy a live video stream of all three volleyball matches this week at
     The soccer team (9-2-1, 4-1 Southland) takes a share of the Southland Conference lead on the road this week. On Friday, the Lady Lions travel to Conway, Ark. for a 4 p.m. match at Central Arkansas. Southland co-leader Oral Roberts awaits Southeastern on Sunday for a 1 p.m. match in Tulsa, Okla.


Tuesday, October 8
Volleyball, at Nicholls State, Thibodaux, 6:30 p.m. (LionVision)*

Thursday, October 10
Volleyball, vs. Houston Baptist, University Center, 7 p.m. (LionVision)*
   - Dig the Lions
   - Free food for students while it lasts
   - First 300 students receive free t-shirts

Friday, October 11
Soccer, at Central Arkansas, Conway, Ark., 4 p.m.*

Saturday, October 12
Football, vs. Stephen F. Austin, Strawberry Stadium, 7 p.m. (ESPN3) (Southeastern Sports Radio Network)*
Volleyball, vs. Texas A&M-Corpus Christi, University Center, 2 p.m. (LionVision)*

Sunday, October 13
Soccer, at Oral Roberts, Tulsa, Okla., 1 p.m.*


Southeastern home events in bold
* - Southland Conference contest


Professional activities
Michael Kurtz (History and Political Science) has an article on "The New Orleans Connection to the Kennedy Assassination" in the October issue of New Orleans Magazine, which is published by WYES. The issue is devoted to the 50th anniversary observance of the event.
     Samantha Perez (History and Political Science), a Southeastern graduate who currently is completing her PhD dissertation in History at Tulane University, received the prize for Best Graduate Student Paper at the Gulf Medieval and Renaissance Conference in Baton Rouge Sept. 27-28. Her paper is titled "Art, Politics, and the Venus Statue in Late Medieval Sienna."
     William B. Robison (History and Political Science) presented a paper at the Gulf Medieval and Renaissance Conference titled "Will Out of This World: How Shakespeare (Frequently) Became Someone Else on Film and Television."
     Drs. Laura Fazio-Griffith and June Williams (Health and Human Sciences) 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.
     Brad Bergeron, Linda Lentz, and Kerri Ouber, (Center for Student Excellence) presented "Empowering Students through a Probation Recovery Program" at the annual National Academic Advising Association's conference in Salt Lake City, Oct. 6-9.  The presentation addressed how to work with probation students in a way that empowers them to succeed through individual or group interventions. The presenter's addressed a seven-step framework that included: 1) Identifying goals 2) Recognizing road blocks 3) Teaching study structure and techniques 4) Conquering time management issues with an effective study plan 5) Monitoring progress 6) Evaluating progress and reassess as needed and 7) Celebrating efforts. Many of our students are entering college unprepared for the adjustments required to succeed, such as balancing freedom vs. responsibility, time management, problem solving, and study skills. A probation recovery program plays a pivotal role in helping students achieve the skills and confidence necessary to overcome those deficits.

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