New website launched

Part-time job fair held

Etiquette seminar scheduled

Cast chosen for It's Only Life

Student receives national scholarship

Biological sciences scholarship announced

Fall art exhibit opens

Laitram partners with SLU

Professor's work translated

Instagram account launched

Wyld authors book

Future City call for apps

Regents funding opportunities

Southeastern in the news

This Week in Athletics

Professional activities

Southeastern launches redesigned website with enhanced functionality
Southeastern launched a redesigned website designed to provide users with a better online experience, improved functionality and interactive tools.
     The new website, found at, is intended to help communicate Southeastern's identity as a leading regional university and serve as a recruiting tool for future students.
     Led by the Office of Technology, planning for the new website began in late 2012. Students, faculty and staff participated in focus groups and on the planning committee so that all Southeastern stakeholders had a hand in the project.
From graphic design and testing to programming and content writing, the project was largely completed in-house by university staff.
     "The new will enhance Southeastern's online presence and allow prospective students to have a great first experience with the university," said President John L. Crain. "The fact that our own staff executed this project – instead of an outside agency or consultants – represents Southeastern's strengths: hardworking, innovative and a great value."
     In addition to the new home page, audience pages were created to communicate specific information to future students, current students, faculty and staff and the community. The redesigned website also features several interactive tools to help users connect with the university, including:
     -- Degree Search – a live tool and one of only a few of its kind being used by universities nationwide -- allows users to type a degree name of interest and receive a list of Southeastern degree programs containing the same word.
     -- Chat, a feature that connects prospective and current students with the Student Help Desk during designated hours. Plans call for making Chat available for the Office of Admissions, Financial Aid and other offices.
     -- University Calendar, which features all Southeastern events from major festivals to small organizational meetings, the calendar can be sorted by category so that users can view only the events most relevant to them.
     -- Online Admissions Application, a user-friendly application that allows future students to quickly and easily apply to the university.
     The website is also responsive, allowing it to display correctly on any type of device.
     "Today, people view websites on everything from desktop computers to cell phones. It was really important for us to make the website accessible for everyone," said Amber DeJean, web CMS coordinator with the Office of Technology and project manager for the redesign.
     The website's home page, audience pages and main sections were updated in the first phase of the redesign project. In phase two, the team will assist Southeastern's colleges and departments in updating their web pages. Finally, in phase three, the web pages for all administrative offices and other organizations will be updated.
     Frequent visitors to the website should check and update their bookmarks since some content was reorganized during the redesign.

Southeastern sponsors part-time job fair for students

Part-time job fairSoutheastern's Office of Career Services sponsored a special job fair on Aug. 29 to help students locate part-time jobs while they complete their studies.
     The fair offered an opportunity for students to connect with more than 40 local employers. Representatives of the employers were on hand to accept job applications from currently enrolled Southeastern students.
     Career Fair 2013, Career Services' annual career fair for upper-class students and recent alumni looking for full-time placement, will be held Sept. 19 from 9 a.m.-2:30 p.m. at the Pennington Student Activity Center.    For additional information about Career Fair, visit or call 549-2121.

SEEKING GOOD EMPLOYEES - Mike Davis of Martin-Brower talks with a job seeker at Southeastern's annual Part-Time Job Fair, sponsored by the Office of Career Services, on Aug. 29. The full-time job fair for graduating seniors and alumni is Career Services' annual Career Fair on Sept. 19.

Southeastern students, alumni invited to professional presence and etiquette seminar
Southeastern students and alumni are invited to participate in a professional presence and etiquette seminar on Thursday, Sept. 12. Held as a benefit exclusively for Southeastern students and alumni, the free seminar is scheduled at 3:30 p.m. in Garrett Hall, room 14.
     The seminar is provided as preparation for Career Fair 2013, the Office of Career Services' annual university wide career event on Sept. 19.
     "Participants will learn how to more effectively interact with employers, dress in acceptable attire, and better prepare one's time before, during and after Career Fair 2013," said Ken Ridgedell, director of Career Services.
     Over 125 employers will participate in Career Fair 2013, which is scheduled from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. in the Pennington Student Activity Center on the corner of University Avenue and General Pershing.
     To get the most out of the fair, Ridgedell said students and alumni should bring copies of their resumes; be prepared to briefly discuss career interests, goals, knowledge and skills; and collect brochures and business cards.
     Resume FAQs and samples are also available at For additional information on Career Fair 2013 or the pre-fair seminar, visit or contact Career Services at 549 2121 or

Cast chosen for Southeastern Opera Workshop's It's Only Life
It's Only Life rehearsalSoutheastern's Opera/Music Theatre Workshop will present the Broadway musical revue It's Only Life on Thursday and Friday, Sept. 19 and 20, at 7:30 p.m. at the Columbia Theatre for the Performing Arts in downtown Hammond.
     Lyricist and composer John Bucchino's songs have been performed and recorded by renowned pop (Art Garfunkel, Judy Collins), theatre (Liza Minnelli, Patti LuPone, Kristin Chenoweth, Brian Stokes Mitchell, Audra McDonald), cabaret (Barbara Cook, Michael Feinstein), and classical (Yo-Yo Ma, Deborah Voight, Nathan Gunn) artists as well as The Boston Pops, the Los Angeles Philharmonic and the Mormon Tabernacle Choir. The revue has played in in venues including Carnegie Hall, The Metropolitan Opera, The Hollywood Bowl, The Sydney Opera House, London's O2 Arena and the White House.
     "The show is a music revue, which means that there's no plot, no spoken lines. It's a collection of about 25 of Bucchino's songs; there are a lot of solo songs, but also some duets and larger ensemble numbers," said Chuck Effler, director of the Opera/Music Theatre Workshop. "There's no story line, but, of course, each song has its own unique story to tell. There is a song about the midlife crisis of an artist, love songs – lots of love songs, but not always happy love songs – a song about relationships, a song about taking stock and taking charge of one's life, a song of extreme gratitude, one about mentally painting a kitchen as a psychological exercise, a song about a pretty girl's smile, a song about sucking up to a powerful man just because he's powerful."
     Opera Workshop welcomes guest stage director Ken Goode for this production. Goode attended Southeastern in the fall of 2005 as an evacuee from Tulane University in New Orleans.
     "I've kept in touch with him over the years, and last spring he asked me to conduct the orchestra for a student production for Tulane's Music Department that he was directing. I was so impressed with what he did with the students that I asked him if he'd like to direct something for me."
     Effler said there are no character names; the cast will be indicated in the program using their own names. The cast, in alphabetical order, is comprised of Dana Arthur (Abita Springs), Kayla Blanchard (Lafayette), Jonathan Dupre (Luling), Provence Hatfield (Amite), Alyssa Hernandez (Ponchatoula), Chase Ledet (Schriever), Jeremy Lloyd (Baton Rouge), Nicolas Smith (Ponchatoula), Analynn Sober (Lake Charles), Kristina Temple (Amite), Benjamin Vollentine (Covington), and Emily Wright (Slidell).
     Effler will serve as musical director and pianist, as the show is written for piano instead of orchestra; Department of Fine and Performing Arts faculty member Steve Schepker is designing the sets; theatre student Lynsey Manley will design the lighting. Brent Goodrich of Sulphur will serve as the assistant director, Mindy Guidroz of Houma will serve as stage manager, and Rebecca Fife of Pearl River is the projection designer.
     Advance tickets are available at the Columbia Theatre box office Monday through Friday from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. and will also be available beginning one hour prior to each performance. Ticket prices are $21 for adults; $16 for seniors, Southeastern faculty/staff and non-Southeastern students; and $8 for children twelve and younger. Southeastern students are admitted free of charge with their university ID.
     It's Only Life is a new musical revue, with music and lyrics by John Bucchino, conceived by Daisy Prince and John Bucchino and originally directed by Daisy Prince; the world premier was June 21, 2008 at the Rubicon Theatre Company. Originally presented Off-Broadway at SPF-04, "It's Only Life" is presented through special arrangement with R&H Theatricals:
     For more information about the Opera/Music Theatre Workshop contact Effler at


LEADING THE WAY – Guest Stage Director Ken Goode, foreground, leads a rehearsal with the cast of "It's Only Life" scheduled at Southeastern's Columbia Theatre for the Performing Arts on Sept. 19 and 20. From left are Benjamin Vollentine, Jonathan Dupre, Kristina Temple, Provence Hatfield, Nicholas Smith, Alyssa Hernandez, Jeremy Lloyd, Emily Wright, Dana Arthu, Chase Ledet, and Analynn Sober. Not pictured is Kayla Blanchard.

Southeastern international student receives national scholarship

Priyanka SinghPriyanka Singh, a Southeastern international student from Nepal, has been awarded a scholarship for an essay contest she won with International Student Voice (ISV) Magazine.
     An orientation leader who guides new students coming to Southeastern, Singh won the $750 scholarship for her essay entry about international student challenges. It is the only such scholarship offered by the publication.
     "This was probably one of the most back-and-forth discussions we've had on awarding a scholarship," said ISV Magazine Editor in Chief Carrie Circosta. "All of the essays were spectacular and really captured the challenges students face while in the United States. But we selected Priyanka because she really showed us the journey of her challenges from beginning to end, before she left home to the point where she is now as a confident international student helping others."
     Singh said she was able to overcome her challenges as an international student by becoming an orientation leader at Southeastern.
     "Throughout the training to become an orientation leader, I was very quiet and socially awkward," Singh recalled. "Six months and seven orientations later, I was not only confident and fun, but a wiser and better human being as well."
     One of Singh's current goals is to help international students gain confidence and not let some negative experiences make them lose their self-worth and dignity.
     "This is a slight reflection of what I aspire to do after I graduate," she said. "I am a sociology major, and my long-term goal is to help create opportunities for people who are not as fortunate as I am. I am working toward graduating college with an honors degree and a 4.0 GPA."
     After graduation Singh wants to attend graduate school to become more specialized in her field. She then wants to go to developing countries to work with a United Nations organization and provide people with resources and opportunities that she believes every human being should receive.
     "I already have worked with numerous campaigns for different causes in Nepal, and I want to continue doing that," she said. "I believe that I have to stand for the cause if I expect to see any betterment. I cannot just sit and hope for someone else to make things better. One step can make a huge difference, and, for me, I have to take that step."
     Southeastern has over 230 international students enrolled, with more than 100 coming from Nepal.


Louisiana Mosquito Control Association scholarship in biology established
Mosquito scholarshipThe Louisiana Mosquito Control Association has established a scholarship in biological sciences at Southeastern. The endowed scholarship will exist in perpetuity and provides financial assistance to a Southeastern student majoring in the Masters of Biology program.
     Pictured from left are Southeastern Vice President of University Advancement Wendy Lauderdale; Colby Colona, district entomologist; Dennis Wallette, director of  Tangipahoa Mosquito Abatement District; Daniel McCarthy, dean of the College of Science and Technology; and Professor of Biology Brian Crother. Both Wallette and Colona are graduates of Southeastern's biological sciences program.


Southeastern art gallery fall exhibit opens
The Contemporary Art Gallery at Southeastern has opened its first exhibition titled "Man and Nature," the exhibit will remain open through Oct. 1.
     "This national exhibition examines man's complex relationship to the natural world," said Dale Newkirk, associate professor and gallery director. "The exhibition will include paintings, photography, sculpture, video art and installations."
     Artists featured in the exhibit include Blade Wynne, Jack Niven, Sarah Cusimano Miles, Raina Benoit, Siodhan McBride, and Courtney Egan.
     The Contemporary Art Gallery hours are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Thursday, with additional hours on Wednesday until 8 p.m. The gallery closes at noon on Friday.
     For additional information, call Newkirk at 549-5080. 

Laitram partners with Southeastern to provide support for technology program, paid internships
The global manufacturing company Laitram, headquartered in Harahan, has entered into a partnership with Southeastern's engineering and industrial technology program to provide financial support and paid internships for students.
     Laitram will contribute an initial $5,000 per year to the Southeastern program to assist students in purchasing materials and equipment needed to conduct the research, design and construction of required senior engineering projects.
     The company, which operates four divisions, is also providing paid internships and tuition reimbursement for several Southeastern engineering technology students each semester, allowing them to gain valuable job-related experience.
     "Both Laitram and Southeastern are committed to providing students with meaningful and rewarding internship opportunities while they attend school," said Franck LaBiche, director of human resources at Laitram. "Our partnership provides students with the opportunity to work in an advanced manufacturing environment where they can apply what they learn in school to real life problems and opportunities for improvement."
     The partnership between the company and Southeastern was forged by Jana Sikdar of Greater New Orleans, Inc., who brought LaBiche together with Daniel McCarthy, dean of the College of Science and Technology at Southeastern.
     "We were thrilled when we first formed this agreement with Laitram, but little did we know that it would be so successful this quickly," said McCarthy. "This is truly a testament to how good the students are in the engineering technology program and a testament to how well our faculty are teaching these students. We hope to form many more similar partnerships with other companies in the region to provide these opportunities to all of the students in the College of Science and Technology."
     "This new partnership between Laitram and Southeastern is proof of the innovative solutions that can be developed to meet unique workforce challenges," said Michael Hecht, president and chief executive officer of Greater New Orleans, Inc. "GNO, Inc. looks forward to continuing to work with both Laitram and Southeastern and to facilitating similar relationships with other companies in the region facing workforce challenges."
     Four students have been hired as interns by Laitram to initiate the partnership. The students are all working in different departments.
     "This past summer I began an internship at Laitram's Intralox facility as an industrial engineering technician," said Nicholas Williams of Albany, an industrial technology major and one of the first students entering the program. "My responsibilities include new products testing, technical documentation, test plan development and database maintenance. This opportunity has allowed me to experience first-hand how an international manufacturing company achieves customer satisfaction by retaining the highest standards of safety, quality and efficiency."
     The other students participating in the program include Robert Golmon of St. Fancisville at Intralox Maintenance, Xavier Brumfield of Franklinton at the Intralox Manufacturing Engineering Group, and Justin Cifreo of Hammond at Intralox New Products Engineering.
     Sebastian van Delden, head of the Department of Computer Science and Industrial Technology – which houses the engineering and industrial technology programs – said he greatly appreciates the financial support Laitram is providing to the program, as well as the student internships.
     "We see with each budget cycle a strong need for financial support of our technology programs," van Delden said. "This partnership also benefits Laitram since participating students will graduate with integral knowledge of Laitram's business model and could be an immediate asset to the company."
     Laitram employs more than 1,700 people worldwide and operates four divisions: Laitram Machinery, which services the seafood processing industry; Intralox, which manufactures plastic conveyor belt systems; Lapeyre Stairs, which fabricates stairs for industry; and Laitram Machine Shop, which provides high value machining operations.

Southeastern professor's 'Word on Words' translated into Chinese

Norman GermanThe vocabulary book The Word on Words: The Play of Language, written by Southeastern English Professor Norman German, has been translated into Chinese by famed lexicographer Zhai Xiangjun.
     Xiangjun is a retired professor of English at Fudan University in Shanghai and now the senior editor at Fudan University Press. Textbooks written or edited by Xiangjun are widely used by universities in mainland China. He is noted for his translation of the American classic "Gone with the Wind."
     First published in 2011, The Word on Words was written by German to help students preparing for aptitude or admissions tests such as the SAT, ACT, or GRE as well as a supplemental text for those studying English as a second language. The work defines and examines 1,500 words through the context of fascinating essays about their origins and roots.
     The book focuses on vocabulary, etymology, memory devices, usage, and the lucid or playful aspects of language. Through exercises, puzzles, and quizzes it takes an interactive approach, using humor as a memory device to help its readers build a more dynamic vocabulary.
     Upon receiving the news his book would be published in Chinese, German was pleasantly surprised.
     "I was shocked the book would be published in China," he said, "but then my agent explained that the Chinese are interested in English because it is the foremost language of the business world. My next shock came upon seeing the cover of the book. Seeing the title in Chinese characters gave me a surreal feeling that I still get when I look at it."
     When first published, The Word on Words was given positive reviews and noted as one of the "Best of 2011" by Kirkus Reviews, an American book review magazine, which ranked it as first in "Best of Indie" in the category Arts and Letters and fourth in non-fiction for books produced by independent publishers.


Southeastern launches Instagram account
Southeastern launched its official presence on Instagram Tuesday (Aug. 27) to share images of the university, gather user-generated photos and create conversations among its community.
     The university is inviting students, alumni, faculty, staff and fans to follow @oursoutheastern on Instagram.
     "As the fall semester and football season kick off this month, users are encouraged to share photos of their Southeastern experiences by tagging @oursoutheastern and using the #lionup or #mysoutheastern hashtag," said Erin Cowser, executive director of Governmental and Public Affairs. "Selected photos will be featured on the university's website and social media pages throughout the year."
     Instagram, a free photo-sharing mobile application, adds to Southeastern's growing social media presence. Southeastern also is active on Facebook at and Twitter at @oursoutheastern.


Professor offers insider secrets to success in college
David WyldAs a new class of freshmen enters college, their parents and others are quick to offer advice on the transition to the new environment.
     But times have changed since mom and dad were in the same situation. The process of engaging with a college or university has changed drastically with the advancement of technology, as have teaching, study methods and expectations in the classroom. Most institutions offer a very general introductory course for freshmen intended to lessen the shock of transition from high school to the much different, more independent atmosphere associated with college.
     Think how much easier it could be, however, to have available an "inside source" offering tips and straight-forward advice to avoid some pitfalls so many college students fall into.
     College Success 101: A Professor's Insider Secrets to Help You Succeed in School was written by David Wyld, the C.E. Laborde Professor of Management at Southeastern Louisiana University who has been teaching at the college level since 1987. The recently published e-book, he said, is geared to "helping students have the most successful college experience possible."
     His motivation for writing the 89-page online book was simple: his oldest son was beginning his first year of college.
     "This is the information I wanted my own son to know," Wyld explained. "College today is the second most costly investment, other than a home, that most people will make in their lifetimes. From day one on campus, the college career is indeed a major investment that can affect the rest of your life."
     The book features 24 chapters that provide advice into areas such as choosing and changing your major, devising optimal class schedules, working with technology in and out of the classroom, how to score best on tests, and the importance of developing the correct attitude. Other segments address test taking, developing presentation skills, and how students can learn from their mistakes.
     Among the tips offered are:
    Scheduling - While some students try to construct class schedules around the professors who will be teaching, Wyld emphasizes students should construct a schedule that fit their purposes and priorities. "Don't necessarily rely on sites that rate professors," he said. "As with any online reviews, the highs and lows will always be more prevalent than those in the middle. You have to be a bit skeptical, as the motivation of the reviewer can be very transparent for good or for bad."
     Appearances – Wyld said "casual" has been redefined and can be very different from person-to-person. "Standards may have fallen just a bit too low from my perspective," he said. "What we see today from the front of the classroom is markedly different from five or 10 years ago. Most professors actively work to avoid having their own preconceptions and personal biases come into play, but appearance can be a factor in grading on a presentation or other assignments." For class presentations, Wyld emphasizes the importance of a student dressing better than he or she would if just attending class. Business casual is generally preferred.
     Learning how to learn – In a world of constant, multiple distractions, Wyld sees students developing a "just in time mentality," whether it's studying for tests, working on papers or projects. He sees two aspects of studying today: the traditional "old school" approach – which  requires good time management – and learning how to best use the electronic tools now readily available. "Today we have far more tech resources than ever before," he said. "E-books are wonderfully interlinked, enabling students to click on a word and instantly see the definition or be connected to tables and illustrations. That's still no excuse for putting tasks off until the 11th hour. There's no substitute for good time management."
     Group projects – Getting things done through groups is a reality of life in the job market today, Wyld said. "It is imperative students learn how to be a good team member and develop experience and skills leading a group. College is perhaps the best practice field we have today for learning group skills. They're great preparation for collaborative work that characterizes the business environment of today," he explains. "And while they can be fun – I've seen two marriages come out of group work – they can also be problematic. Too often, good students find themselves 'carrying the load' out of self-interest in protecting their grade." He said there are times in group projects when things go really bad. "As a professor, I'm not in the 'group therapy' business, and I like to see students work matters out among themselves. However, if there is a real problem, it should be brought to the attention of the professor in person not by e-mail."
     When a crisis hits – Accidents, illnesses and family emergencies happen to everyone. Wyld said the best advice in these situations is also the simplest: be honest. "Approach your professor with the situation, and – if possible – have documentation ready and offer it to him or her. Since you're asking for help and understanding, be reasonable in your accommodation request. It is not a way to get out of assignments, deadlines or tests, but when emergencies do arise, in most cases your professors can be surprisingly human."
     College Success 101 is published by

Applications for Future City Competition among Louisiana middle schoolers solicited
Louisiana middle school teams can now register to participate in the state's Future City Competition to be judged early next year 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 what future transportation may look like using the simulation program SimCity software, which is provided free to all registered participants.
     Louisiana Regional Coordinator Cris Koutsougeras, professor of computer science at Southeastern, said this year's theme for the national competition is "Tomorrow's Transit: Design a Way to Move People in and around Your City."
Deadline to register teams is October 31. For information and school registration, visit Questions can also be directed to Koutsougeras as
     The Louisiana regional competition will take place Saturday, Saturday, Jan. 25, on Southeastern's campus in Hammond, with the winning team participating in the national competition in Washington, DC, in February. While the program has been around for more than 20 years, this is only the third year the competition has been held in Louisiana.
     "Each year, we have seen an increasing number of schools expressing an interest in the competition and entering teams," said Kousougeras. "It is encouraging to see the ingenuity and inventiveness 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. "The demand for creating transportation solutions that are quick, safe, reliable and sustainable has never been more urgent."
    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.
    "Future City engages students in experiential learning involving science and engineering disciplines that encompass their solutions and helps the students learn to identify the steps of the design process," Koutsougeras added. "By participating in this project, the students gain valuable insight into the principles of engineering, science, technology and mathematics that will help equip our future scientists and leaders."
    Koutsougeras said Future City is one of  many other competitions in which teachers lead student teams and engage them in learning that instills love for the sciences, math, and engineering (STEM).
    "The Future City competition calls for the broadest synergy of science and engineering solutions in order to develop practical solutions. This is the kind of learning opportunities parents love to see schools making available to their kids," he added.
    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.

Louisiana Board of Regents funding opportunities
The following disciplines are eligible to apply for the Board of Regents Research and Enhancement funding this fall:

Research and Development Program (RCS & ITRS) – Full proposals due to the Board of Regents (BoR) Oct. 31 (ITRS) and Nov. 7 (RCS).  NOTE: a mandatory Notice of Intent is due to the BoR no later than Sept. 11. The eligible disciplines include Chemistry, Engineering B (industrial, materials, mechanical, etc.), Health & Medical Sciences, Biological Sciences (eligible every year), Computer & Information Sciences (eligible every year), and Earth/Environmental Sciences (eligible every year). A link to Request for Proposals is

Enhancement Program – Full proposals due to BoR Oct. 24. (Notice of Intent is not required for the Enhancement Program) The eligible disciplines include Business, Chemistry, Education, Mathematics, Physics/ Astronomy, and Multidisciplinary. The link to Request for Proposals is
If interested, please contact the Office of Sponsored Research and Programs at 549-5312 or

Southeastern in the news
Action News
Follow Southeastern on Instagram

Wyld publishes insider's look at successful college experience

Laitram enters partnership with SLU engineering department

Louisiana Mosquito Control Board establishes scholarship at SLU

Southeastern launches redesigned website

SLU sponsors part time job fair

BR Advocate
Southeastern professor's book now in Chinese

Southeastern honors 5 for research, service

Southeastern - Spirit of the Southland Band

Move-in Man-ia hits SLU

SLU international student wins essay contest

Hammond Daily Star
Student from Nepal wins honors

SLU budget tales big hit

Smaller education systems plush with funds

N.O. CityBusiness
Five honored for service at SLU

Employers sought for Southeastern job fair

What will transportation of the future look like?

This Week in Athletics

The Southeastern football team will continue its three-game road swing, while the golf, volleyball, soccer and cross country teams will also be in action.

     Southeastern (1-1) will head to Brookings, S.D. to face No. 6 South Dakota State (2-0) at 6 p.m. on Saturday. The Lions are coming off a valiant effort in a 38-17 loss at No. 24 TCU, while the host Jackrabbits defeated North Dakota, 35-28, on Saturday. Last season, SDSU defeated the Lions, 35-14, in Hammond.

     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. Live video (subscription required) and live stats, provided by South Dakota State, will be accessible at

     The defending Southland Conference champion golf team will open its 2013-14 schedule at the Sam Hall Intercollegiate, which runs Monday and Tuesday in Hattiesburg, Miss. The Lions will tee off at 8:30 a.m. on Monday for the opening two rounds on the par 71, 6,882-yard course with the third and final round set for Tuesday. Southeastern will be a part of a field that includes host Southern Mississippi, Arkansas State, Houston Baptist, Jackson State, Louisiana-Lafayette, Louisiana-Monroe, Mercer, Mississippi State, Ole Miss, Rice, Sam Houston State, South Alabama, Texas San Antonio and Texas Tech. Live stats for the tournament, provided by Golfstat, will be accessible at

     The Southeastern volleyball team (2-5) opens the week on the road, facing Southern Miss at 7 p.m. on Tuesday. The Lady Lions will then host the Tangi Tourism Lion Classic on Friday and Saturday in the University Center. Southeastern will face Stetson at 1 p.m. and Nebraska Omaha at 5 p.m. on Friday. On Saturday, the Lady Lions take on Southern at 11 a.m. and Louisiana Tech at 5 p.m. LionVision subscribers will be able to access a live video stream of the entire tournament at, where live stats will also be available.

     The soccer team (4-1) also opens the week on the road, facing in-state foe Louisiana-Monroe on Friday at 4 p.m. Texas Southern visits Hammond on Sunday for a 1 p.m. match at the Southeastern Soccer Complex.

     The men's and women's cross country teams will be back in action this week. The Lions and Lady Lions head to Mobile, Ala. to compete in the Azalea City Cross Country Classic on Saturday at 8:15 a.m.


Monday, September 9

Golf at Sam Hall Intercollegiate, Hattiesburg, Miss., 8:30 a.m.


Tuesday, September 10

Golf at Sam Hall Intercollegiate, Hattiesburg, Miss., TBA

Volleyball at Southern Miss, Hattiesburg, Miss., 7 p.m.


Friday, September 13

Volleyball vs. Stetson (Lion Classic), University Center, 1 p.m. (LionVision)

Volleyball vs. Nebraska Omaha (Lion Classic), University Center, 5 p.m. (LionVision)

Soccer at Louisiana-Monroe, Monroe, 4 p.m.


Saturday, September 14

Football at South Dakota State, Brookings, S.D., 6 p.m. (Southeastern Sports Radio Network)

Volleyball vs. Southern (Lion Classic), University Center, 11 a.m. (LionVision)

Volleyball vs. Louisiana Tech (Lion Classic), University Center, 5 p.m. (LionVision)

Men's and Women's Cross Country at Azalea City Cross Country Classic, Mobile, Ala., 8:15 a.m.


Sunday, September 15

Soccer vs. Texas Southern, Southeastern Soccer Complex, 1 p.m.


Southeastern home events in bold


Professional activities
Paula S. Currie (Nursing and Health Sciences), and Luanne Billingsley (SON) had an article titled "Journal Clubs Promote Interprofessional Education and Professional Development in Dysphagia" published in The LSHA News, a publication of the Louisiana Speech-Language-Hearing Association.
     Dr. Philip Schuessler (Music) recently had a new composition score published by Potenza Music publishers. The piece, "Still Life with Wave," was a winner of the 2012 Call for Scores Competition by the flute and alto saxophone duo Duo Fujin. The sheet music was published by Potenza Music in July. More information may be found at


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