Hot 8 to sizzle Columbia stage

MLK March planned Jan. 22

Weight loss and smoking cessation

Southeastern receives award

Northshore Choral Society invites singers

Armand novel among favorites in 2013

College of Business/accounting accredited

Southeastern listed as affordable

Future City Competition scheduled

Student earns top research award

Southeastern non-credit courses

Trees to help wetland restoration



Chemist challenge scheduled - Did you know?

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This Week in Athletics

Professional activities

'Hot' musicians to sizzle on Columbia Theatre stage tonight
Hot 8 Brass BandSoutheastern's Columbia Theatre for the Performing Arts will present the Hot 8 Brass Band, a product of New Orleans street music, tonight, Jan. 21, at 7:30 p.m. in the downtown Hammond theater.
     Columbia Theatre Interim Director Roy Blackwood said the Hot 8 Brass Band plays the traditional Second Line parades, hosted each Sunday afternoon by Social Aid and Pleasures Clubs, infusing their performances with the funk and energy that makes New Orleans music loved around the world.
     "The members of the Hot 8 Brass Band were born and raised in New Orleans, and many began playing together in high school," he said, "What makes the Hot 8 so special are the sounds they coax from the well-loved, well-worn horns. An evening with the Hot 8 is like no other."
     Tickets range from $26 - $34 and are available at the Columbia Theatre box office on Monday through Friday from 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. or by phone at 543-4371. Patrons may also get tickets online at
     All Southeastern faculty, retired faculty or university staff with ID may purchase one ticket for the Hot 8 Brass Band 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 plans MLK March Jan. 22
In recognition of Martin Luther King Jr., Southeastern will celebrate the legacy of the late Civil Rights leader with a remembrance program on Wednesday, Jan. 22.
     Open to the public, the event, "It all started with a dream...A dream unforgotten," is sponsored annually by the Kappa Nu Chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha fraternity and the Office of Multicultural and International Student Affairs.
     The event begins with a unity march at 5:46 p.m. starting from the overflow parking lot across from St. Tammany Hall to the Katrina-Rita Fountain. The actual program honoring the life of King will start at 6:06 p.m. In the event of inclement weather, the event will be held in Fayard Hall, room 106.
     For additional information, contact Southeastern's Office of Multicultural and International Student Affairs, 549-3850.


Southeastern wellness initiative to hold programs for weight loss and smoking cessation
Wellness logoSoutheastern's new Employee Wellness Committee will sponsor its first program called "Southeastern Scale Down" to help employees with weight loss and in developing healthier lifestyles.
     As part of the program, the university has partnered with North Oaks Health System to participate in Geaux Lite Louisiana, a statewide competition created by the Louisiana Hospital Association to fight obesity and improve wellness in the state. Prizes will be awarded to the winning entities and individuals who shed the most pounds by March 30. The goal is to lose 200 tons (400,000 pounds) statewide.
     Southeastern Director of Recreational Sports and Wellness Dollie Hebert said the program is ideal for those who have a tough time sticking with that New Year's resolution to lose some weight and/or make healthy lifestyle choices.
     "Southeastern has partnered with North Oaks Health System in unison with the Louisiana Hospital Association's Geaux Lite initiative to support the pursuit of a life of quality and happiness through this incentive-based weight loss opportunity," Hebert said. "The program involves a pre- and post-weigh-in, options for weight loss support, smoking cessation class and up to $1,000 in awards to individual top 'losers,' across the state who lose the most weight."
     The program will kick-off with employee weigh-ins at the Pennington Student Activity Center from Jan. 27 through Feb. 15 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Final weigh-ins are scheduled March 31.
     "Together with Southeastern, we challenge those who live and work in this region to consider their lifestyles and join the fight against obesity in our state," said North Oaks Employee Wellness Director Eileen Johnson.
     As part of the Employee Wellness initiative, a smoking cessation class will be offered during the spring semester to support the university's charge of becoming a tobacco-free campus by Aug. 1.
     For more information about Southeastern Scale Down, contact Hebert at 549-2144. For more information about the Geaux Lite Louisiana Statewide Hospital Weight Loss Challenge, contact North Oaks Health System at or 230-5717.


Southeastern recognized with Environmental Steward Award
Southeastern receives environmental awardThe St. Tammany West Chamber of Commerce has honored Southeastern with its Environmental Steward Award in recognition of the university's wide-ranging sustainability program.
     The award, which recognizes a business that conducts or participates in activities that benefit the environment through its practices and policies, was presented at the organization's 13th annual Business Appreciation Awards luncheon held recently in Covington. It is only the second time the award has been presented.
     The university instituted its Sustainability Center several years ago in an attempt to save operating dollars and reduce waste going to landfills while providing a strong learning component for Southeastern students involved in energy, mechanical and construction engineering technology.
     "It's an honor to be recognized by our neighboring Chamber of Commerce for our efforts that positively impact the entire north shore region," said Physical Plant Director Byron Patterson, whose staff oversees the Sustainability Center.
     "Budget cuts in recent years forced us to think in terms of economics," Patterson added. "With the strong financial support of our Student Government Association, we've started some initiatives that have had a significant return on our investment."
     Among the elements of the Sustainability Center are solar panels on a number of university buildings that generate hot water as well as electricity; a strong recycling program designed to reduce waste going to landfills by 80 percent; a biofuel production center that converts waste cooking oil into biodiesel used to power off-road vehicles and landscape equipment; a tree farm, in which the university cultivates its own plants and trees for landscaping on campus; a composting area that converts landscape waste into useable mulch and compost; and rainwater retention ponds that provides irrigation for plants and other purposes.
     The center also features two technology-rich classrooms designed by engineering technology students for use in research, education and other educational activities.
     In addition to saving operating dollars, the center provides a valuable learning opportunity for Southeastern students.
     The center provides students with a hands-on learning environment and research opportunities," explained Sebastian van Delden, head of the Department of Computer Science and Industrial Technology. "With several types of energy technologies, our students have the ability to make adjustments to these devices and observe in real time how the energy output is affected. It's a proving ground to help determine what works best and can be implemented to save energy costs."


SUSTAINABILITY EFFORTS RECOGNIZED – Southeastern was honored with the Environmental Steward Award by the St. Tammany West Chamber of Commerce. Pictured with the award are, from left, Carlos Doolittle, manager of grounds, landscaping and recycling; Physical Plant Director Byron Patterson; Sebastian van Delden, head of the Department of Computer Science and Industrial Technology; Junkan Ma, associate professor of engineering technology; Mike Asoodeh, chief information officer and professor of industrial technology; and Ed Rode, industrial technology instructor.


Community singers invited to join Northshore Choral Society
Singers from the campus and community are invited to join the Northshore Choral Society and the Southeastern  Chorus.
Choral singing at Southeastern is enjoyed by music majors and non-majors alike in a variety of different ensembles.
     The Northshore Choral Society and University Chorus are non-auditioned ensembles comprised of university students and community members. With more than 100 singers from majors throughout the university and a cross section of the community, these ensembles regularly perform major works with a professional orchestra and soloists. Past repertoires have included such choral works as "Mozart's Requiem" and "Mass in C minor," Fauré's "Requiem," Orff's "Carmina Burana," Schubert's "Mass in G," Vaughan Williams' "Five Mystical Songs," and Bernstein's "Chicester Psalms," in addition to many other masterworks.
     "The purpose of the choirs is for members to experience diverse music as a group at very high standards and to use this music as a vehicle of expression. Anyone who loves to sing should join us," said Director of Choral Activities Alissa Mercurio Rowe. "Rehearsals are fun, invigorating and educational."
     Rehearsals begin Tuesday evening, Jan. 21, at 6:30 p.m. in the choir room of the Pottle Music Building Annex. The ensembles meet each Tuesday night during the semester from 6:30-8:30 p.m. and are conducted by Brian Martinez.
     Rowe said the choirs will perform John Rutter's magnificent "Requiem" on Tuesday, April 8, at the Columbia Theatre for the Performing Arts. Additionally, the groups will perform Ludwig van Beethoven's "Choral Fantasy, Op. 80" on Monday, May 5, as part of the Southeastern Chamber Orchestra's spring concert, also at the Columbia Theatre for the Performing Arts.
     For more information about the University Chorus and Northshore Choral Society, contact Rowe at 549-2334 or For more information on the 2013-14 season events in Southeastern's Department of Fine and Performing Arts, visit


Writer's novel listed among favored books of 2013
David ArmandHarlow, the most recent novel written by Southeastern English instructor David Armand, was listed among the 10 favorite books of 2013 by the Richmond (Va.) Times-Dispatch.
     The newspaper's book reviewer Doug Childers said the violent odyssey of a son looking to meet his father for the first time in the backwoods of Louisiana "blends Ernest Hemingway's laconic but rhythmically complicated explorations of the mysteries of masculinity with William Faulkner's more fabulist, Southern Gothic twang. It's a heady, seductively intoxicating combination."
     Among other fictional works in the newspaper's list are Stephen King's Dr. Sleep and Nobel Prize winner J.M. Coetzee's The Childhood of Jesus.
     "To be listed alongside authors such as Stephen King and Coetzee was truly an unexpected honor," said Armand. "It inspires me to continue my work in fiction."
     A native of Folsom and resident of Hammond, Armand is currently at work on his third novel. His first novel, The Pugilist's Wife, was recognized with the George Garrett Fiction Prize, named after the late poet laureate of Virginia. Both books were published by Texas Review Press.
     Armand received both his undergraduate and graduate degrees in English from Southeastern.


Southeastern's College of Business, accounting program receive international accreditation
Southeastern's College of Business and its accounting program have received an extension of accreditation by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business International (AACSB).
     Class size, faculty access and willingness to help students were cited as areas of strength in the college, said Randy Settoon, dean of the College of Business.
     The accreditation designation is considered the hallmark of excellence in business education and has been earned by less than five percent of the world's business schools, said Settoon.
     "Business schools must not only meet specific standards of excellence, but their deans, faculty and professional staff must make a commitment to ongoing continuous improvement to ensure the institution will continue to deliver the highest quality of education to students," said Robert D. Reid, executive vice president and chief accreditation officer of AACSB.
     Settoon said the accreditation process involves a rigorous internal review, evaluation and adjustment that take several years to complete. The school must develop and implement a plan to meet AACSB standards, which require a high quality teaching environment, innovative programming, and active engagement with business and industry.
     "The accounting accreditation requires meeting an additional set of high quality standards that are specific to the discipline and profession of accounting," Settoon said.
     In its report, the accreditation team recognized both the university and the college for its ability to cope with budgets that have been drastically reduced over recent years. "Both entities have done an excellent job in reducing the impact on student learning," the report states.
     The team also noted that students expressed a high level of satisfaction with the programs, the college, and faculty members. The accreditation report recognized the college's strengths that include a dedicated faculty who have been with the institution for a long time and have a strong sense of commitment to students. Excellence in teaching, a commitment to research, and the implementation of an extensive advising program to help students progress through their academic programs were also cited as strengths.
     Settoon said the college was also recognized for its Latin American Business Development Initiative, which has forged international relationships with academic, business and government entities in Central and South America; developed the Hispanic Business and Resource Technology Center in Kenner following Hurricane Katrina to help in the rebuilding of New Orleans and the surround areas; and fostered trade missions between Louisiana entrepreneurs and Latin American countries.
     "Our efforts are all geared to helping prepare students to enter the workforce," Settoon said. "Programs and internships with area businesses, hands-on learning opportunities with sophisticated technology, and opportunities to interact with business leaders who frequently visit Southeastern provide our students with the experience they need to compete in an increasingly competitive workforce."
     AACSB International was founded in 1916 and is an association of businesses and other organizations in 85 countries and territories. It is the premier accreditation body for institutions offering undergraduate business education and accounting programs.


Southeastern ranked high in state for affordability of online programs
Affordable Colleges logoSoutheastern has been ranked fourth in the state for the affordability of its online programs by the web site Affordable Colleges Online.
     In its rating methodology, AC Online reviewed all four-year degree granting public or private colleges, universities and online programs in Louisiana that are fully accredited.
    “For-profit schools no longer dominate the distance-learning landscape,” said Dan Schuessler, founder of AC Online. “So many of today’s top universities have added full online degree programs, making it much easier for non-traditional students to receive a quality education.”
     Southeastern was cited for its program for registered nurses, allowing licensed professionals who have completed an associate’s degree or diploma from accredited institutions to work toward a bachelor of science degree. The program draws students from throughout Louisiana as well as other nearby states.
     Through the RN to BS degree program, registered nurses complete a set curriculum of online supplemental courses required to earn a bachelor’s degree. The program is flexible and allows students to work at their own pace.
     “The program has been quite successful for practicing nurses who lack a four-year degree,” said Ann Carruth, dean of the College of Nursing and Health Sciences. “For many nurses, this is an important step if they plan to advance in their profession and chosen career.”
     Carruth said Southeastern’s graduate programs leading to a master’s degree and a doctorate in nursing practice are also offered largely online, allowing graduate level adult nurse practitioners to complete the educational requirements to sit for the family nurse practitioner certification exam in as little as 14 weeks.
     Southeastern also offers a doctorate in educational leadership in a consortium with the University of Louisiana-Lafayette, in which many of the courses are online. In place since 2006, the program offers specializations in special education administration and educational technology administration.  The program has graduated 50 students since its inception.
     The newest online degree program initiated at Southeastern leads to a bachelor’s degree in organizational leadership with a specific concentration in the area of disaster relief management. The program is offered in cooperation with the eight other institutions in the University of Louisiana System with the other institutions offering a variety of different concentrations.
     Karen Fontenot, interim dean of the College of Arts, Humanities and Social Studies, said the degree is a good fit for Southeastern, which has served as a staging area for various agencies during hurricanes, major storms and other disaster-related incidents. The degree, she said, will help to prepare professionals who can recognize existing and potential areas of disaster and who can plan and implement relief strategies before, during and after incidents.
     The program is intended primarily for individuals who have completed some college, providing them an opportunity to earn a bachelor’s degree online without having to go through traditional college courses.
     The AC Online ranking can be found at


Louisiana, Mississippi schools to participate in Future City Competition
Seven middle school teams from Louisiana and Mississippi plan to participate in the Future City Competition to be held Jan. 31 at Southeastern.
     Teams of sixth, seventh and eighth graders will participate in DiscoverE'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. DiscoverE is a consortium of professional and technical societies and major U.S corporations and culminates very year National Engineers Week.
     This year's challenge to the school teams is to identify a problem of moving people in a city of the future and design modes and methods of transportation to solve the problem.
     Participating schools in the competition include three schools from Louisiana: Episcopal High School, Scotlandville Pre-Engineering School and St. Thomas More, all from Baton Rouge, and Youngsville Christian School of Youngsville. Mississippi schools participating are Gautier Middle School of Gautier, Colmer Middle School of Pascagoula and Discovery Gifted Program of Long Beach.
     Major sponsors for the Louisiana regional event are Shell and Entergy, which also sponsored previous Future City competitions at Southeastern.
     Professor of Computer Science and Future City coordinator Cris Koutsougeras said that the competition this year will be able to make cash awards to the top teams in the competition, thanks to the financial support from the sponsors. In addition, two special awards will be made from NCEES, a nonprofit organization dedicated to advancing the licensure of engineers, and CH2M-HILL, a program management and consulting firm.
     Judging in the 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.
     "I am glad to see the program is gaining in popularity. We are seeing increased interest among schools in both Louisiana and Mississippi," said Koutsougeras. "This competition takes a considerable amount of extra time and energy outside the classroom on the part of teachers and mentoring professionals, and much of the credit goes to these dedicated individuals who are helping these young people prepare their models and presentations."
     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.
     DiscoverE works year-round to sustain and grow a strong engineering profession critical to public health, safety and welfare. The consortium 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 student earns top undergraduate research award at physics conference
A Southeastern student was awarded one of two top research awards for undergraduate students at the recent conference of the Southeastern Section of the American Physical Society held at Western Kentucky University in Bowling Green.
     Sean Craft of Hattiesburg, Miss., and a resident of Lacombe, won the award for his oral presentation on research that analyzes stresses and weaknesses in welded metals using laser interferometry. He is a senior majoring in physics, math and computer science.
     The research was initiated last year under the direction of Physics Professor Sanichiro Yoshida. Craft continued the work over the summer, collaborating with researchers at Niigata University in Japan. He was one of four students selected by Southeastern to conduct research in Japan through a grant funded by the National Science Foundation.
     “Sean’s leadership and contributions to this research have been very significant,” said Yoshida, who holds patents in the use of laser interferometry to detect weaknesses in metals and other materials. “His work in Japan was excellent, and he benefited from the opportunity to work with collaborators at an international level.”


Southeastern announces spring 2014 non-credit courses
Southeastern is offering non-credit courses for both career and personal enrichment this spring, and registration is now underway.
     New spring 2014 non-credit career enrichment courses offered include Next Step for Your Career and Primavera P6 Introduction. New courses in personal enrichment include Introduction to Better Living through Nutrition, Investing Fundamentals and Strategies, Advanced Novel Writing and Henry VIII and His Six Wives.
     Director of Non-Credit Programs Charlotte Collins said that although no college credits are earned for these programs, students do have the opportunity to earn continuing education units (CEUs) for career enrichment courses.
     “Workforce and professional development continues to be a focus for 2014 course offerings” Collins said. “Our courses are designed to build participants’ resumes and to assist organizations with professional development through customized training. 
     “Our career enrichment courses underscore the value of continuing education, especially for top demand occupations in Louisiana,” Collins added. “By providing continuing education units (CEU’s), Southeastern’s non-credit courses assist participants with their personal career portfolio and organizations with a nationally recognized standard for training.”
     Southeastern offers a wide variety of non-credit courses taught by Southeastern faculty and qualified professional instructors. A variety of academic and recreational camps are also offered during the summer, including Zoom into Careers.
     Collins said that non-credit courses such as SHRM (Society of Human Resource Management) Essentials of HR Management, Notary Test Prep, ACT Test Prep, Financial Strategies for Successful Retirement, Makeup for Cinema, Adobe Photoshop for Photography, and Introduction to Screenwriting, to name a few, are still offered.
     Classes are offered at Southeastern’s main campus in Hammond, the Livingston Literacy and Technology Center in Walker, and the St. Tammany Center in Mandeville. Classes can also be customized for groups of five or more, Collins said.
     For further information and a complete list of courses, visit the website, or contact Collins at or 549-2301. 


Southeastern's Turtle Cove collecting recycled Christmas Trees for Wetlands Restoration
Christmas tree recyclingSoutheastern will continue to utilize used Christmas trees in wetlands restoration efforts in the Pass Manchac area.
     The university's Turtle Cove Environmental Research Station, located on Pass Manchac between lakes Pontchartrain and Maurepas, will use discarded trees to help build up marshland, particularly the area on Jones Island in Lake Maurepas.
     Turtle Cove Director Rob Moreau said this marks the 18th straight year Southeastern has conducted its recycled tree program, which in the past was supported with funds from the state's Natural Resources Program.
     "For the past four years, we've had to rely mainly on volunteers and students from various service-learning courses, such as my Environmental Awareness course," Moreau said. "This spring, Dr. Janice Bossart's Conservation Biology class will also participate. Since 1995 we've deployed over 30,000 Christmas trees in the marsh on the edges of islands and land masses in the Lake Pontchartrain Basin."
     Moreau said the benefits of the tree recycling program include protection against shoreline erosion, building of land to offset subsidence and sea-level rise, and creation of new and important habitats for plants and animals. He said recycling the trees also reduces waste going to landfills.
     "The program is also a great way to conduct community service and environmental education from a hands-on standpoint for people of all ages," he said.
     Moreau said the Lowe's home improvement store in Hammond again donated unsold Christmas trees to the project.
Additional information can be obtained by contacting Moreau at Donations to help support the activity should be sent by check payable to "Friends of Turtle Cove" and mailed to Southeastern Box 10585, Hammond, LA 70402 or can be made by credit card by visiting the Turtle Cove web site,


SHORING UP MANCHAC -- Southeastern students studying environmental awareness haul recycled Christmas trees on Jones Island in Lake Maurepas last year to help reinforce the shoreline to prevent erosion. Southeastern will again collect recycled Christmas trees to help in wetlands restoration efforts.


You Be the Chemist Challenge scheduled at Southeastern Jan. 31
Approximately 300 middle school students from nearly 20 Tangipahoa Parish public schools will converge on the Southeastern campus Friday, Jan. 31, to demonstrate their knowledge of chemistry concepts, important discoveries and chemical safety awareness.
     The event – a regional You Be the Chemist Challenge – will be held in the University Center from 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. Sponsored by Bercen, Inc., a Denham Springs-based specialty chemical manufacturer, the event is being 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 challenge provides students an exposure to chemistry and how it applies to their everyday lives. It helps them gain a greater appreciation of how chemistry shapes our world," said Norwood. "It's rewarding to see the students take such a strong interest in science, and we hope activities like this encourage them to seek careers in the sciences."
     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.
     "Often students don't study much chemistry until they are midway through high school," said Southeastern chemistry instructor M. Georgina Little, one of the coordinators for the event. "The challenge exposes these younger students to some of the core ideas of chemistry by adding to what they are already studying in middle school science. They are better prepared when they walk into a Chemistry I high school class, and they can start thinking about career options in the chemical sciences."
     "YBTC is an effective instructional program that exposes our students to science in their daily lives, stresses the importance of science curriculum, and introduces students to STEM careers," added Tangipahoa Parish School System STEM Coordinator Cecilia Lanier.
     "The school YBTC contact selects participants based on the student's success in science courses and standardized tests," she continued. "Preparation for the district competition began early in the school year with the student selection process. Once students were identified, they were provided with study materials issued by the Chemical Education Foundation. Many of the schools held study sessions, school quiz bowl competitions, and inquiry-based lessons to prepare for the district event. TPSS is grateful that Bercen sponsors an opportunity for our students to compete and experience science outside of the textbook."
     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 at 549-3938. – Did you know?
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Southeastern in the news
Action News
SLU's Turtle Cove collects recycled Christmas trees for Louisiana wetlands

Southeastern recognized with Environmental Steward Award

Southeastern confers degrees on approximately 1,200 fall graduates

Southeastern plans MLK march 


BR Advocate
SLU confers more than 1,200 degrees

SLU teacher candidates help out at Montessori

Students volunteer at crisis center

SLU students win contest at conference

Pantry provides food for holidays

SLU professor elected association's president

SLU College of Business accreditation extended

SLU student nabs top research awards

SLU offers noncredit courses for careers, personal enrichment

SLU student, mom counsels in book

SLU graduates 1200 in fall commencement


Hammond Daily Star
Thanks for a great season (Letter to the Editor)

Southeastern - by the numbers

Christmas tree levee

Hot Brass band coming to Columbia

Coach named Omega marshal

Weather delays work on student union


NO Times Picayune
Southeastern confers degrees on approximately 1,200

SLU's Lions are a source of pride (Letter to editor)

New Orleans students receive degrees from Southeastern

Husband, wife piano team to present duet recital planned Jan. 27 at Southeastern Louisiana University 


SLU puts Hammond, America on the map


This Week in Athletics
The Southeastern football team will host its 2013 Awards Ceremony, the basketball teams will continue Southland Conference play and the track and field teams will compete in its second meet of the indoor season during this week in Southeastern Athletics.
     The Lion football team, which won the Southland Conference championship, set a single-season school record for victories and advanced to the Football Championship Subdivision quarterfinals in its first-ever playoff appearance, will be honored at this week's Awards Ceremony, which is scheduled for Saturday at 7 p.m. at the Columbia Theatre for Performing Arts in downtown Hammond. Admission is free.
     The Lion men's basketball team (8-9, 3-3 Southland) will be back on the road this week, traveling to face Texas A&M-Corpus Christi on Thursday and Houston Baptist on Saturday. Both games tip off at 7:30 p.m.
     The Southeastern women's basketball team (4-13, 3-2 Southland) will join its male counterparts on the road. Thursday's game at A&M-Corpus Christi will tip at 5 p.m., while the Lady Lions' contest at HBU on Saturday is set for 3 p.m.
     All of this week's basketball games will be broadcast live in the Hammond area on KSLU-FM (90.9) and on the Internet at
     After an impressive showing at the season-opening McNeese Indoor Invite I, the men's and women's track and field teams will continue their indoor campaigns this week. On Friday, the Lions and Lady Lions will be in Jonesboro, Ark. to compete in the ASU Invitational.


Thursday, January 23
Men's Basketball, at Texas A&M-Corpus Christi, Corpus Christi, Texas, 7:30 p.m. (KSLU)*
Women's Basketball, at Texas A&M-Corpus Christi, Corpus Christi, Texas, 5 p.m. (KSLU)*


Friday, January 24
Men's and Women's Track and Field, at ASU Invitational, Jonesboro, Ark., All Day


Saturday, January 25
Football, 2013 Awards Ceremony, Columbia Theatre, 7 p.m.
   - Free admission
Men's Basketball, at Houston Baptist, Houston, Texas, 7:30 p.m. (KSLU)*
Women's Basketball, at Houston Baptist, Houston, Texas, 3 p.m. (KSLU)*


* - Southland Conference contest


Professional activities
Dr. Peter Shrock presented a paper at the 69th annual meeting of the American Society of Criminology, which met in Atlanta from Nov. 20 - 23. The paper was titled "Methdological Issues in the Study of Regulatory Enforcement: Questioning the Relevance of Politics."
     Dr. Robert Cope, Dr. Rachelle Cope, and Dr. Harold Davis recently had one of their published papers, 'Disney's virtual queues: A strategic opportunity to co-brand services?'  translated into Russian at the request of The Open University of The United Kingdom. The paper appeared in the Journal of Business & Economics Research, vol. 6, no 10, pp. 13-20.
     Dr. Barbara Forrest (History and Political Science) has published the book article "Navigating the Landscape Between Science and Religious Pseudoscience: Can Hume Help?" The article is part of an anthology, Philosophy of Pseudoscience: Reconsidering the Demarcation Problem (University of Chicago Press, 2013), edited by Dr. Massimo Pigliucci, Professor of Philosophy at the City University of New York, and Dr. Maarten Boudry, post-doctoral fellow at Ghent University, Belgium.

     Dr. Cheryll Javaherian (Languages and Communication) has presented a paper, "Paradoxical Irony in César Vallejo's 'Y si después de tantas palabras...' ['And if after So Many Words...']", at the 12th Annual Hawaii International Conference on Arts and Humanities,  Jan. 10-13, in Honolulu.  The paper has also been published in the Conference Proceedings.
     Dr. Linda Synovitz (Kinesiology and Health Studies) presented "Obesity and Relationship to Fruit & Vegetable Intake, Snacks, Activity Level and Family Structure" on Jan. 1 in Nassau, the Bahamas, at the 5th Annual International Conference on the the Health Risks of Youth. Her co-author was Dr. Daniel Hollander (Kinesiology and Health Studies). Graduate Assistants, Brian Henry and Elizabeth Pardi, contributed to the research study.
     Rhett Allain (Chemistry and Physics) gave an invited presentation at the Smithsonian in Washington DC titled "The Physics of Gymnastics."


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