Dance company performs Sunday

Rock 'n roar set February 22

President's Toast receives sponsorship

Master class scheduled Sunday

Workshop schedule Feb. 21

Live the Code nominations

YBTC rescheduled Feb. 21

Call for Proposals

Non-credit courses

Southeastern in the news

This Week in Athletics

Professional activities

Koresh Dance Company to appear at Columbia Theatre
Koresh Dance CompanySoutheastern's Columbia Theatre for the Performing Arts will present Koresh Dance Company, for one night only on Feb. 16, at 7:30 p.m. in the downtown Hammond theater.
     The concert will include a blend of ballet, modern and jazz dance to the music of Bach, Bolero, Mozart and more. A post-performance discussion is also scheduled and included with ticket purchase.
     Columbia Theatre Interim Director Roy Blackwood said Koresh Dance Company has been hailed internationally, touring destinations such as Spain, Turkey, Israel, South Korea, Mexico and Guatemala. Known for its engaging performances and technically superb dancers, the company's critically acclaimed work continues to attract increasing audiences.
     "Over the years Roni Koresh has developed a vast repertoire of work that ranges from explosive and passionate, to intimate and restrained," he said. "The company also presents work by guest choreographers, including Ohad Naharin, Robert Battle, Donald Byrd, Itzik Galili and Paul Selwyn Norton."
     Tickets range from $34 - $42 and are available at the Columbia Theatre box office Monday through Friday from 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. or by phone at 543-4371. Patrons may also purchase tickets online at Special student tickets are available for $16.
     All Southeastern faculty, retired faculty or university staff with ID may purchase one ticket for Koresh Dance Company and receive one ticket at half price. Both tickets must be purchased in the same transaction at the Columbia box office. Contact the box office at 543-4371 for more information.


Southeastern to celebrate community, academics with Rock 'n Roar on February 22
Southeastern's annual campus-community festival, "Rock 'n Roar," is scheduled for Saturday, Feb. 22, and promises to be a fun-filled day for children and adults.
     In its 18th year, Rock 'n Roar showcases Southeastern's academics and fun atmosphere for nearly 3,000 visiting District 8 Literary Rally high school students, alumni and community friends, said Kathy Pittman, director of the Southeastern Alumni Association.
     Scheduled from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the new Student Union, the festival will also offer art, baseball, and dance camps for children.
     Art education students will offer a hands-on art camp for children ages 6-12 from 9-11:30 a.m. The camp, which costs $10, will take place in Clark Hall.
     A camp for young baseball enthusiasts is scheduled for 8:30-11 a.m. at Alumni field on campus. The camp is open to children ages 6-13 for a $10 fee. Participants are asked to bring their own bat and glove.
     The Lionettes, Southeastern's dance team, will host a dance camp for children ages 5-12 from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the Kinesiology and Health Studies Building. The camp's $15 fee includes refreshments. Participants are asked to dress comfortably and wear tennis shoes. The camp will conclude with a performance by participants in the Kinesiology and Health Studies Building at noon.
     Camp applications are available online at or at the Alumni Center, 500 W. University Ave., (985) 549-2150. Advance registration and payment is mandatory for all camps by Feb 20. Space is limited, so reservations should be made early.
     Rock 'n Roar will also feature a variety of children's games and activities.
     Rock 'n Roar patrons of all ages can also enjoy educational displays by Southeastern's departments, food, music and more.
     For additional information about Rock 'n Roar Fest camps, call the Alumni Association, 549-2150 or 1-800-SLU-ALUM.


LaCAP to again sponsor President's Toast at Chefs Evening
LaCap donationSoutheastern's largest fundraiser, Chefs Evening, will launch the annual event with the President's Toast as a featured prelude thanks to the exclusive platinum sponsorship of La Capitol Federal Credit Union.
     Providing the food and wine pairings for this year's event is Chef Doyle Orlando of Jacmel Inn.
     The President's Toast precedes the grand event and is scheduled this year for Sunday, March 23, at the President's Residence from 4 to 5 p.m. Chefs Evening follows from 5:30 to 8 p.m. at the newly constructed Student Union Grand Ballroom.
     Celebrating its 30th anniversary, Chefs Evening is the Southeastern Foundation's signature annual fundraiser, providing critical funds to support university scholarships and academic programs. This year, the evening will include a new twist by offering "farm to table" pairings from some of the finest regional restaurants and farms.
     "La Capital Federal Credit Union and Jacmel Inn have been faithful partners with the university and Chefs Evening," said Lynn Horgan, director of individual, corporate and foundation relations. "LaCap became the first ever corporate sponsor of Chefs Evening in 2007, and this year will mark the fourth consecutive year LaCap will be the platinum sponsor for the President's Toast. Jacmel Inn was one of the original restaurants to participate in Chefs Evening and has never missed a year in contributing to the success of Chefs Evening."
     For more information or to purchase tickets, call the Southeastern Foundation at 549-3771. Chefs Evening information is also available online at


LaCAP TO SPONSOR 'TOAST' – For the third consecutive year, La Capitol Federal Credit Union will be the exclusive Platinum Sponsor of the President's Toast, Southeastern's prelude event to Chefs Evening, scheduled this year for Sunday, March 23. Pictured, from left, are Chef Doyle Orlando of Jacmel Inn; Southeastern President John L. Crain; Monty Buckles, Hammond branch manager for La Capitol Federal Credit Union; and Southeastern Assistant Director of Annual Giving Tasha Cooper.


Southeastern to host master class with Koresh Dance Company
Southeastern will host a free master class on campus Feb. 16 from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the Kinesiology and Health Studies Building dance studio.
     The advanced modern jazz class for Southeastern students and community dancers 13 years and older will include warm up, technique and the opportunity to learn choreography from the Koresh Dance team scheduled to perform at the Columbia Theatre for the Performing Arts that evening at 7:30.
     "The class by Koresh Dance Company members will help improve dancers' precision, flow and musicality through challenging choreography that explores the fusion of different movement techniques," said Professor and Dance Coordinator Martie Fellom. "A question and answer session will immediately follow the class until 1 p.m."
     Tickets for Koresh Dance Company are available at the Columbia Theatre box office Monday through Friday from 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. or by phone at 543-4371. Patrons may also purchase tickets online at Special student tickets are available for $16.
     For more information on the master class, contact Fellom at or 549- 2133.


Communication Sciences and Disorders news
On February 21, Communication Sciences & Disorders will sponsor a workshop titled, "Building Better Readers:  Meeting the Literacy Challenge," in the Student Union Theatre.
     Dr. Shari Robertson, Indiana University of Pennsylvania, will be the speaker. Professionals who work in the area of literacy and early intervention, faculty and students are invited to attend.
     Interested registrants can contact or at 549-2264 for additional information.


Live the Code Nominations
The Office of Student Advocacy and Accountability at Southeastern works with students to encourage honorable behavior that models the Code of Conduct.
     Live the Code is a campaign to recognize students who uphold worthy characteristics such as leadership, integrity, values, excellence, responsibility, citizenship, respect for self, peers, educators, and community.
     Students are nominated by University Administration, Faculty and Staff, or are recognized by an active student organizations' president. Only one Live the Code award will be recognized at the DSA Annual Convocation each spring.
     Nomination deadline is Friday, Feb. 21, by 12:30 p.m. Forms may be found on our website at under About Us - Live the Code.


    1. Sophomore status or above
    2. Must be free of any infraction of the Code of Conduct
    3. Considered in "Good" Disciplinary and Academic standing.
    4. Enrolled full-time (12 hrs or more)
    5. Cumulative GPA of 3.0+
    6. Must be active in one or more extracurricular activities or organizations on campus and demonstrate leadership and involvement.
    7. Has shown outstanding contributions in the community on and off-campus, going above the call of a traditional student.


     Selection Process:
     A committee of representatives from a variety of areas on campus will review the applications and make a selection based on the criteria above.
     Selection is based on involvement in student organizations, committee appointments, honors, awards, and community service and GPA.


You Be the Chemist Challenge rescheduled to Feb. 21
The popular middle school You Be the Chemist Challenge sponsored by Southeastern and the Tangipahoa Parish School System has been rescheduled to Friday, Feb. 21.
     Originally planned for Jan. 31, the challenge was postponed due to weather and travel conditions.
     In the YBTC Challenge, approximately 300 middle school students from nearly 20 Tangipahoa Parish public schools will travel to Southeastern's University Center where they will be expected to demonstrate their knowledge of chemistry concepts, important discoveries and chemical safety awareness.
     The event will be held from 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. Sponsored by Bercen, Inc., a Denham Springs-based specialty chemical manufacturer, the event is hosted jointly by the Southeastern Department of Chemistry and Physics and the Tangipahoa Parish School System. The challenge is run by the Chemical Education Foundation.
     At the event, students in grades 5-8 from area schools will participate in classroom testing. Then the top teams will engage in the actual Challenge, a Quiz Bowl-type of competition using academic questions created by the Chemical Educational Foundation, explained project coordinator David Norwood, associate professor in the Southeastern Department of Chemistry and Physics.
     The students will also view and participate in chemistry demonstrations presented by Southeastern students and faculty, Norwood added.
     The 18 participating schools include Champ Cooper, Chesbrough Elementary, O.W. Dillion Elementary, Hammond Eastside, Hammond Junior, Hammond Westside, Independence Middle, Kentwood Junior, Loranger Middle, Natalbany Elementary, Nesom Middle, Ponchatoula Junior, Roseland Elementary, SLU Lab, Spring Creek Elementary, Sumner Middle, Vinyard Elementary and Westside Middle.
     You Be the Chemist was created by the National Association of Chemical Distributors in 1989 to serve as the educational outreach segment of the chemical distribution industry. The event partners chemical industries with area schools.
     The winner of the challenge at Southeastern will advance to the State Challenge to be held at LSU later in the spring. The winner of the state competition will compete in the National YBTC Challenge in Philadelphia in June.
     For more information, contact Norwood by email at or by phone at 549-3938; or Cecilia Lanier, Tangipahoa School System STEM coordinator, at or phone at 985-310-2189.


Call for Proposals
Faculty, staff, and students interested in sharing their service-learning experiences at the 2014 UL System Academic Summit should complete the Call for Proposals.
     The Academic Summit is being held on the UL Lafayette campus on April 11 and 12. Proposal deadline is Feb. 21 to allow for competitive review and selection by the ULS Service-Learning Council. There will be approximately 24 openings for service-learning presentations, and the UL System office will pay one conference registration fee ($60) for each of the selected presentations.
     For more information about the Academic Summit including tentative schedule, registration and hotel information, visit
     Click here for Call for Proposals form.


Non-credit courses

Guitar for Beginners
Stan Hebert (March 10 - April 14)

Students will learn 10 open chords, strumming patterns for different time signatures, how to read tablature, and how to read music notation. All of this will be applied and played in popular songs. Expand your horizons.


SHRM Essentials of HR Management
Danielle Riecke-Levy (February 20 - March 20)

The SHRM Essentials of HR Management is a premier introductory course offering a comprehensive overview of human resource functions. If you are new to HR or simply want to strengthen your employee management skills, this program is for you. This cost effective course covers real-life HR issues and vital and timely topics, including employment law, selecting qualified employees, compensation, orientation and training and the employee performance process. Read more here.


Primavara P6 Introduction
Trey Miller (March 5 – 7)

This course provides hands-on training for Primavera P6, leading participants through the entire project life cycle, from planning to execution. Students will gain experience building a new schedule (including creating a WBS, adding activities/milestones, calendars, logic, resources, costs, etc.) updating/monitoring the project schedule, and generating reports. Participants also gain a thorough background in the concepts of planning and scheduling. Sign up today.


Project Management Professional
Trey Miller (March 10 – 14)

Project Management Professional prepares project managers and others planning a career in the field with test knowledge and tools to successfully pass the PMP Certification Exam. The course is based on Project Management Institute's Project Management Body of Knowledge. Register here.


Advanced Novel Writing
Robin Wells (March 10 - April 7)

This course provides hands-on experience in brainstorming, creating a plot that follows a traditional story arc, writing a scene in a consistent point of view, developing theme, and preparing to submit a completed work for publication. Students will self-evaluate and critique each other's work. Register here.


Makeup for Cinema
Tara Bennett (February 24 - March 31)

Want to create the next star character? Students in this course will learn how to deliver makeup needs for film and television productions, and demonstrate a variety of makeup applications. Students completing the course will be able to discuss makeup design utilizing industry terminology, gain working knowledge of traditional techniques, and execute a variety of makeup designs for different media outlets. Learn more.


Southeastern in the news

Action News
Family fun at SLU's Rock 'n Roar planned Feb. 22


BR Advocate
Former SLU president J. Larry Crain dies

Center offers business counseling sessions

SLU art gallery opens first spring exhibitions

Southeastern names 4,507 to honors list


Hammond Daily Star
Former Southeastern president J. Larry Crain dies

Florida Parishes hold rich American Indian heritage

J. Larry Crain kept his priorities straight (editorial)


This Week in Athletics
The Southeastern baseball and golf teams will open up their respective 2014 seasons to highlight this week in Southeastern athletics.
     The Lion baseball team will officially open the Matt Riser era this week, traveling to Louisiana Tech for a three-game series that opens with a 6 p.m. contest on Friday in Ruston. The series continues with a 3 p.m. game on Saturday and concludes on Sunday at 1 p.m.
     The defending Southland Conference champion men's golf team will open the spring this week, competing in the UTSA/Oak Hills Intercollegiate. The tournament is set for Monday and Tuesday in San Antonio. Live results, provided by UTSA, will be accessible at
     The Lion (9-13, 4-7 Southland) and Lady Lion (6-16, 5-5 Southland) basketball teams will host a pair of doubleheaders this week in the University Center. On Thursday, Nicholls State comes to town for a 5 p.m. women's game and a 7:30 p.m. men's contest. McNeese State visits on Saturday, as the women's game is set for 2 p.m. with the men's game tipping at 5 p.m.
     Saturday is Alumni Day, as former members of the basketball programs will be honored at halftime of the men's and women's games. Saturday will also be Take a Kid to the Game Day. Children ages 12 and under will receive free admission with a paid full adult admission.
     Women's basketball players Nanna Pool (Thursday) and Elizabeth Styles (Saturday) are this week's Spotlight Players of the Game. The first 100 fans at the respective doubleheaders will receive trading cards for that day's Spotlight Player of the Game courtesy of the PRIDE.
     All of this week's basketball games, as well as Friday and Sunday's baseball games will be broadcast live in the Hammond area on KSLU-FM (90.9) and on the Internet at LionVision subscribers will be able to access a live video stream of the basketball games. Both basketball doubleheaders will also air on a tape delay on the Southeastern Channel (Charter Channel 18).
     The softball team (2-2) will hit the road for the first time in 2014 this week. On Tuesday, the Lady Lions head to Starkville, Miss. for a 5 p.m. contest at Mississippi State. Southeastern will then travel to Woodstock, Ga. to compete in the Rafter Memorial Tournament.
     On Friday, the Lady Lions face host Kennessaw State (2 p.m.) and Morehead State (4 p.m.). Northern Kentucky (10 a.m.) and Tennessee Tech (2 p.m.) face Southeastern on Saturday. The Lady Lions conclude tournament play on Sunday with a 10 a.m. game versus Murray State.
     The tennis team (1-1) will also be on the road this week. The Lions will be in Hattiesburg, Miss. on Sunday for a 12 p.m. match versus Southern Miss.
     The men's and women's track and field teams will continue their impressive indoor season this week. The Lions and Lady Lions will be in Lake Charles on Saturday to compete in the McNeese Indoor Invite III.


Monday, February 10
Men's Golf, at UTSA/Oak Hills Intercollegiate, San Antonio, All Day


Tuesday, February 11
Softball, at Mississippi State, Starkville, Miss., 5 p.m.
Men's Golf, at UTSA/Oak Hills Intercollegiate, San Antonio, All Day


Thursday, February 13
Men's Basketball, vs. McNeese State, University Center, 7:30 p.m. (KSLU) (LionVision) (Southeastern Channel)*
Women's Basketball, vs. McNeese State, University Center, 5 p.m. (KSLU) (LionVision) (Southeastern Channel)*


Friday, February 14
Baseball, at Louisiana Tech, Ruston, 6 p.m. (KSLU)
Softball, at Kennesaw State (Rafter Memorial), Woodstock, Ga., 2 p.m.
Softball, vs. Tennessee Tech (Rafter Memorial), Woodstock, Ga., 4 p.m.


Saturday, February 15
Men's Basketball, vs. Nicholls State, University Center, 5 p.m. (KSLU) (LionVision (Southeastern Channel)*
     - Alumni Day
     - Take A Kid to the Game Day

Women's Basketball, vs. Nicholls State, University Center, 2 p.m. (KSLU) (LionVision) (Southeastern Channel)*
     - Alumni Day
     - Take A Kid to the Game Day

Baseball, at Louisiana Tech, Ruston, 3 p.m.
Softball, vs. Northern Kentucky (Rafter Memorial), Woodstock, Ga., 10 a.m.
Softball, vs. Tennessee Tech (Rafter Memorial), Woodstock, Ga., 2 p.m.
Men's and Women's Track and Field, at McNeese Indoor Invite III, Lake Charles, All Day


Sunday, February 16
Baseball, at Louisiana Tech, Ruston, 1 p.m. (KSLU)
Softball, vs. Murray State (Rafter Memorial), Woodstock, Ga., 10 a.m.
Women's Tennis, at Southern Miss, Hattiesburg, Miss., 12 p.m.


Southeastern home events in bold
* - Southland Conference contest


Professional activities
Dr. Molly McGraw (Sociology and Criminal Justice) and H. J. Walker of LSU presented the paper "Maintaining the Integrity of the Environment in an Arctic Delta during Modernization" at the 8th International Conference on Geomorphology of the International Association of Geomorphologists, which was held Aug. 27-31 in Paris, France. McGraw and Walker also exhibited the poster, "Calculating Lake Morphology in the Colville River Delta, Alaska" at the 46th annual meeting of the American Geophysical Union, held Dec. 6-13 in San Francisco.
     Brian Williams (Kinesiology and Health Studies), Jacqueline Guendouzi (Health and Human Sciences), Daniel Hollander (Kinesiology and Health Studies), as well as Bradley Cook (a fitness professional colleague in the area), have been informed that their study, "Examination of Stage of Readiness and Social-Cognitive Determinants to Help Lose Dat," has been accepted to present at the American College of Sports Medicine Annual Conference in Orlando at the end of May. This study is part of an ongoing project with Franco's Athletic Club's "Lose Dat" fitness program.
     Dr. Chad Pearson (Sims Library) now writes a column for The Reference Librarian. The first article for the column, "Understanding the Work Dynamic of the Reference Night Shift," was published in the January-March issue.


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