Todd appointed UPD Director

Summer schedule begins May 18

Dance auditions set May 15

Late Night Breakfast needs volunteers

Tangi Chapter Shrimp Boil set May 16

Public Information wins awards

Study Abroad Call for Proposals

Relay for Life tee shirts available

Southeastern in the news

This Week in Athletics

Professional activities

Southeastern appoints Todd director of University Police Department
Harold Todd has been named director of the University Police Department at Southeastern Louisiana University. He returns to Southeastern after having served 10 years as assistant director for the UPD from 1994-2004. He is expected to begin his new duties June 2.
     With 34 years of law enforcement experience, Todd has served as a Louisiana State Trooper and narcotics investigator, as well as chief of police at both Northern Kentucky University and most recently at Texas A&M University – Central Texas. He holds a bachelor's degree and secondary teaching certification from Southeastern and a master's of science in criminal justice from the University of Alabama. In addition to successfully attending the Louisiana State Police Training Academy, he completed training at the FBI National Academy in Washington D.C.
     "The employment of Harold Todd as director will allow him to move Southeastern's UPD toward more campus-focused policing," said Southeastern Vice President for Student Affairs Marvin Yates, who is charged with oversight of the police department. "He brings significant credibility and experience to the position."
     In his previous work assignments, Todd has conducted internal investigations, held hearings and administered discipline as appropriate. He instituted community policing strategies by creating community partnerships through which he was able to prioritize victim services and customer relations.
     He was also a member of adjunct faculty at NKU, instructing Introduction to Criminal Justice and Policing in America courses.


Summer work schedule begins Sunday, May 18
Effective May 18, the university will begin a four-day workweek with 10-hour days. The officially recognized work schedule for employees of the university will be from 7 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday with a 30-minute lunch break. The university will resume the four and a half workweek on August 9.
     The university will observe Memorial Day on Monday, May 26, as a Presidential Closure day. The university will also be closed on Thursday, July 3, in observance of Independence Day, which is a designated holiday with pay.
     It is recognized that work schedules within offices/work units may need to be varied from the officially recognized schedule in order to provide coverage due to special circumstances. The university has a Flexible Work Hours Policy to facilitate such requests. The policy can be located on the Human Resources website.
     Time reports for classified employees are to reflect actual hours worked during the workweek. In the event an employee is required to work in excess of their officially recognized schedule, a request for approved overtime/k-time must be processed in advance through regular channels.
     It is recognized that during this period there may be problems that arise which are not specifically addressed here. Please feel free to contact Sam Domiano at extension 2282 or Nettie Burchfield at extension 2088 as the need arises.


Southeastern to hold dance auditions for fall concert
Dance auditionsSoutheastern's dance program will hold auditions Thursday, May 15, for an upcoming dance concert to be directed by Dance Instructor Skip Costa.
     Sponsored by the Department of Fine and Performing Arts, the concert will be held in the fall.
     "Auditions are open to all Southeastern students, including incoming fall 2014 freshmen," Costa said. "Students attending the audition will be taught several movement phrases in contemporary dance and fusion forms, the intermingling of different dance styles within a dance: contemporary and hip hop, jazz, ballet, etc."
     Auditions are scheduled from 5 to 7 p.m. in the dance studio located in the Kinesiology and Health Studies Building. Costa said students should wear something that shows their form, especially on the upper body torso, and should arrive by 4:45 p.m. to complete an audition form.
     "If selected for the performance, students must enroll in DNC 106 for freshmen and sophomores or DNC 406 for juniors and seniors, which meets from 2 to 3:15 on Tuesdays and Thursdays," Costa added.
     Costa said students must also enroll in one dance technique course selected from the following: DNC 120-01 – Jazz Dance I; DNC 130-01 – Modern Dance I; DNC 140-01 – Ballet I; DNC 162-01 – Theatre Dance; or DNC 320-01 – Jazz Dance III.
     For more information, contact Dance Coordinator Martie Fellom at for more information.


Late Night Breakfast volunteers needed
With final exams this week that means it's time for Late Night Breakfast! Dining Services will be hosting a student appreciation Late Night Breakfast on Tuesday, May 13 from 9 until 11 p.m. in the Mane Dish, located on the 2nd floor of the new Student Union addition.
     This is always a well-attended event and a great way to wish our students well on their final exams.
     If you are interested in participating as a volunteer server for Late Night Breakfast, please contact Robin Parker at to let her know if you would be interested in the early shift (9-10), late shift (10-11) or both shifts (9-11).
     Please forward this invitation to all faculty and staff in your departments, as this event provides another valuable opportunity to connect with our students!
     We hope you, your faculty and your staff will be able to join us Tuesday night.


Alumni Association Tangi Chapter to host Shrimp Boil on May 16
The Tangi Chapter of the Southeastern Alumni Association is inviting alumni and friends to a shrimp boil on May 16.
     Scheduled at the Alumni Center, 500 University Ave., the event will take place from 5 to 7 p.m. Soft drinks will be provided, as well as corn, potatoes, and desserts. Free hamburgers will be provided for children under 12.
     The cost is $12 per person in advance or $15 at the door. Advance registration is preferred. Faculty and staff who pay prior to event day will receive $2 off the regular price for their families.
     Participants may prepay and register online at or call 549-2150.


Southeastern wins graphic design awards
Magic Flute posterThe Southeastern Office of University Marketing and Communications was recognized for graphic design by the Academy of Interactive and Visual Arts with two Communicator Awards, including a first place Gold Award of Excellence.
     The University Marketing and Communications Office was awarded the Gold Award of Excellence for the poster promoting the university’s performance of “The Magic Flute,” an opera staged by the university’s Opera/Music Theatre program. The full color poster, designed by staff graphic designer Michael Trahan, included an original illustration of one of the key characters in the production, the “Queen of the Night.”
     Trahan was also awarded a second place Silver Award of Distinction for the promotional brochure for the Columbia Theatre for the Performing Arts in the overall design category.
     Founded by communication professionals over a decade ago, the Communicator Awards is an annual competition honoring the best in advertising, corporate communications, public relations and identity work for print, video, interactive and audio. With over 6,000 entries received from across the United States and around the world, the Communicator Awards is the largest and most competitive awards program honoring creative excellence for communications professionals.


Study Abroad Call for Proposals
The Office of International Initiatives is requesting faculty proposals for study abroad programs to be offered during 2015. The CFP document can be found on our website:
     Note the deadline for proposals is June 12, 2014. For more information, contact Kent Neuerburg at or call the International Initiatives Office at 549-2135.
     Our students look forward to traveling and learning with you in 2015.


Laissez Les Bon Temps Relay
Relay for life tee shirtSouth Tangipahoa Relay for Life has created incredible tee shirts (see illustration at right) to raise money for the American Cancer Society. The shirts are $15 ($16 for size 2X) and are available in green and gold, as well as other color themes, such as black and gold.
     The first order deadline is May 14, and this is your chance to get yours first. Order today by contacting Jennifer Rowell at extension 5655,, or Barbara Hardesty at
     If you are a member of another Relay team, you may also contact your team captain to place an order.


Southeastern in the news
BR Advocate
Farmers’ goal at SLU: Bring in farm-fresh food

N.O. CityBusiness
Universities play catch up for Louisiana’s tech needs

N.O. Times Picayune
Southeastern inducts Phi Kappa Phi members

Southeastern Louisiana University Science Technology students honored

Google conference to be hosted by SLU in St. Tammany


This Week in Athletics
Southeastern junior men’s golfer Grady Brame will compete in NCAA Regionals, while the SLU baseball team closes out the 2014 regular season during this week in Southeastern Athletics.
     Brame, a Hammond native, will compete as an individual in the NCAA San Antonio Regional, which runs Thursday through Saturday. The St. Thomas Aquinas High School product will tackle the Bridge Ranch Golf Club course for the second time this spring, as Brame finished third after sitting atop the opening day leaderboard in the Lone Star Invitational in late March. Live results, provided by UTSA, will be accessible at
     Having already clinched a spot in next week’s Southland Conference Tournament in Conway, Ark., the Lion baseball team (31-22, 16-11 Southland) will look to win its third straight league series, when it hosts in-state Southland foe Northwestern State for a three-game series. The series opens on Thursday and continues on Friday with both games set for 6 p.m.
     Saturday’s regular season finale between the Lions and the Demons is set for 1 p.m. Prior to first pitch, the Lions will honor the 2014 senior class of Corey Bryan, Gabe Woods, Matt Pittari, Jesse Buratt, Jason Greenleaf, Sean Kennel, Logan Riddell and Dylan Hills.
     All of this week’s baseball games will be broadcast live in the Hammond area on KSLU-FM (90.9) and on the Internet at, where LionVision subscribers can access a live video stream of the series with Northwestern State.
Thursday, May 15
Men’s Golf, Grady Brame at NCAA Regionals, San Antonio, Texas, All Day
Baseball, vs. Northwestern State, Alumni Field, 6 p.m. (KSLU) (LionVision)*
Friday, May 16
Men’s Golf, Grady Brame at NCAA Regionals, San Antonio, Texas, All Day
Baseball, vs. Northwestern State, Alumni Field, 6 p.m. (KSLU) (LionVision)*
Saturday, May 17
Men’s Golf, Grady Brame at NCAA Regionals, San Antonio, Texas, All Day
Baseball, vs. Northwestern State, Alumni Field, 1 p.m. (KSLU) (LionVision)*
            - Senior Day
Southeastern home events in bold
* - Southland Conference contest


Professional activities
An article co-authored by Dr. Dianna Laurent (English) “Proper methodologies for psychological and sociological studies conducted via the Internet,” originally published by Behavior Research Methods, Instruments, & Computers, has been selected by editors Matthew David and Peter Millward for full reproduction in the upcoming SAGE Benchmarks in Social Research Methods series titled, Researching Society Online.  The four volume set will be available in June.

ByLion is published weekly online (bi-weekly during the summer session) for the faculty and staff of Southeastern Louisiana University. Send submissions to, SLU 10880, fax 985-549-2061, or bring to University Marketing and Communications Office in East Stadium. Submission deadline is 4:30 p.m. on Thursday.

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