Miss Southeastern 2015 crowned

Veterans Day activities planned

Veterans Day lecture scheduled

Holloway named to economic board

Celebrate Philanthropy Week

Sherman Scholarship awarded

Jewelry, Purses, and More Sale

Let's Talk Art Nov. 12

Saxophone recital scheduled

Cellist to perform concert

Science promotion turnout good

Federal Reserve display at library

National council appoints student

Southeastern in the news

This Week in Athletics

Professional activities

Emily Randon wins Miss Southeastern crown
Miss Southeastern 2015 Emily RandonSoutheastern kinesiology major Emily Randon of Covington has been chosen Miss Southeastern 2015.
     Randon received her crown from Miss Southeastern 2014, Crystal Gonzalez of Hammond, at the annual pageant Nov. 1 at Southeastern's Pottle Music Building Auditorium. Sponsored by the Campus Activities Board, the pageant is affiliated with the Miss America Pageant system.
     A sophomore, Randon also received the Lifestyle and Fitness Award, the Personal Interview Award, and she tied for the Talent Award.
     First runner up was Scarlett Blades, a sophomore communication major from Walker. Blades also received the Evening Gown Award.
     Hailee Weber of Destrehan, a junior special education major, was second runner-up. Weber tied for the Talent Award.
     Third runner up was a tie between Dominique Brogle, a junior communication major, from Destrehan and Nancy Peck, a sophomore communication major, from Covington. Brogle won the Miss Congeniality Award, and Peck won the People's Choice Award.
     Randon will advance to the Miss Louisiana pageant, which will be held in Monroe in June.


EMILY RANDON WINS 2015 MISS SOUTHEASTERN CROWN – Emily Randon of Covington poses for photographs shortly after being named Miss Southeastern 2015 on Nov. 1. Randon will compete in the Miss Louisiana pageant in Monroe in June.


Southeastern to host Veterans Day activities
Southeastern's Veterans Upward Bound (VUB) Program and Office of Veteran's Services will host a myriad of free activities in honor of Veterans Day on Tuesday, Nov. 11, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
     An open house for students who are veterans will be held at 9 a.m. in the Office of Veteran Services, located at North Campus building A, room 132. The action for the remainder of the day moves to the Pennington Student Activity Center.
     An official National Roll Call for the Fallen Heroes in Southeast Louisiana with a moment of silence for all military soldiers and veterans who have served the nation follows at 1 p.m. on the Pennington lawn.
     Also scheduled at the Pennington Center are outdoor activities on the lawn, including games, a rock wall, inflatable football toss, horseshoes, bean bag toss, and refreshments. Activities scheduled inside the Pennington Center include a campus/community fair at 11:30 a.m. of resources and services available to veterans in support of their academic, job search and career successes.
     VUB will also host a program for participants by awarding appreciation certificates for their years of service, providing gifts donated by the community and end with offering a military memory making workshop. Veterans will be awarded the album for the specific branch in which they were enlisted as a gift to continue sharing their stories and experiences compliments of the VUB Program.
     Veterans Upward Bound is a federally funded TRIO program that provides a wide range of services to honorably discharged veterans who have served at least 180 days. These services include, but are not limited to, academic instruction, enrollment assistance, and financial aid assistance.
     For more information, call 549-3386.


Southeastern Veterans Day lecture to focus on D-Day Medal of Honor Winners
A Southeastern military historian will present the Department of History and Political Science's annual Veterans Day lecture at 12:30 p.m. on Tuesday (Nov. 11) in the Student Union Theatre.
     Titled "The Greatest of Their Generation: D-Day Medal of Honors Winners," the presentation by Professor of History Harry Laver is free and open to the public.
     A 2013 Fulbright Scholar, Laver has conducted considerable research on World War II and the D-Day invasion. For several years, he has led study abroad trips where students visit World War II sites such as Normandy and the World War I battlefields of northern France.
     "Every year the Department of History and Political Science conducts an educational program on the occasion of Veterans Day," said William Robison, department head. "This year's lecture by Professor Laver promises to be informative, exciting and a true testimonial to the bravery of the American solider."


Holloway named to National Economic Board
Herb HollowayHerb Holloway, research economist with Southeastern's Business Research Center, has been elected to the board of directors of the Association for University and Business Economic Research (AUBER).
     AUBER is considered one the premiere organizations dedicated to improving the quality, effectiveness and application of research in business, economics and public policy. The association was founded in 1947.
     Holloway's duties include conducting economic impact studies, community commerce studies and other contract research projects. He is the editor of the Business Center's quarterly newsletter, the "Economic Reporter," which tracks economic trends and developments in the five-parish Northshore region. He is a resident of Hammond.
     He previously held positions as a farm business management specialist with the University of Kentucky and as an economist with the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries. He holds an undergraduate degree from LSU and a master's degree from North Carolina State University, both in agricultural economics.


Southeastern hosts activities for Philanthropy Week
Southeastern will host the following activities during the week in honor of Philanthropy Week.


Monday, November 10
Blood Drive and Be the Match National Marrow Donor Registry Drive: sponsored by The Blood Center and Be the Match in honor of a Southeastern student
Student Union, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.


Tuesday, November 11
Thank a soldier and Phil the Pig: Sign thank you cards for our active duty military and veterans, 2nd Pig Drop with a BBQ sponsored by Phil the Pig
Lee Field (between Louisiana and ST. Tammany Halls) 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.


Wednesday, November 12
Black Light Volleyball Tournament: sponsored by Lion Legacy and Rec Sports and Wellness
Kinesiology Gym, games start at 8:30 p.m.


Thursday, November 13
Organization Browse: Find out what organizations on campus are doing to support philanthropy
Student Union, 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.


Saturday, November 14
Join Phil the Pig as he invites fans to "Phil the Pig" and donate any spare change to support the Southeastern student food pantry. Phil will give out free koozies to the first 300 people who "Phil the Pig." Change will be accepted by Phil the Pig staff near the entrance gates before the game.
     You can also donate food on Saturday before the football game against McNeese at 3 p.m.


Sherman Scholarship awarded to Southeastern student

Sherman ScholarshipHammond dentist Kenneth Sherman, left, presents the William F. Sherman, M.D. Memorial Scholarship to Southeastern student Kelsey Walsdorf of Folsom, center. The Sherman family endowed the scholarship in memory of the late Dr. Sherman of Ponchatoula, a 1971 Southeastern graduate who was killed in an automobile accident in 1976. It supports students seeking careers in medicine. With them is Director of Communications and Marketing Mike Rivault.


  Alumni Association to host Jewelry Purses and More sale
The Alumni Association is hosting a special sale called Jewelry Purses and More on Nov. 12 and 13. Scheduled in the new Student Union, the sale is from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Nov. 12 and from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Nov. 13.
     Gift items for women include necklaces, scarves, rings, shawls, earrings, watches, bracelets and totes. Gift items for men include wallets, belts, watches, and sunglasses. Children's gift items include jewelry sets, fashion accessories and more.
     Jewelry priced at $6 will be offered, as well as specialty items priced as marked. Cash, Visa, MasterCard and Discover cards will all be accepted.


"Let's Talk: Art" Series continues Nov. 12
The fall series of "Let'sTalk: Art," sponsored jointly by Southeastern's Department of Fine and Performing Arts, the Hammond Regional Arts Center, and the Friends of Sims Library, continues Wednesday, Nov. 12, at 5 p.m. at the Arts Center, 217 East Thomas Street directly across from the Columbia Theatre.
     Kelly Scott Kelley, Professor at LSU's School of Art, will discuss Accalia and the Swamp Monster, her loosely autobiographical (adult) fairy tale written as a catalyst for a body of artworks.
     The 60 artworks inspired by the story are mixed-media narrative images on re-purposed antique linens. The fabrics reference traditional women's handicrafts and ecologically-conscious art-making practice. The book pairs the artworks with the story, and includes scholarly reflections by an art historian and Jungian analyst.
     All lectures are free and open to the public. For more information, call Sims Library Director Eric Johnson at 549-3962.
     The next installment of Let's Talk: Art" is scheduled Wednesday, Nov. 19. Maude Cusimano, senior student in art history, will present "An Infinity of Issues: Navigating the Changing Discipline of Art Conservation in a Global Society" at 5 p.m. in the Southeastern Contemporary Art Gallery.


Physical science promotion event has good turnout
Physical Science promotionMore than 70 Southeastern area high school students and counselors turned out for CaPPS, the Department of Chemistry and Physics' program designed to provide students with information on careers in the physical sciences on Friday.
     The free half-day program Career Paths in the Physical Sciences (CaPPS) featured several panel discussions by professionals from industry and government in physical science occupations, science professors and teachers from area institutions, an overview on preparing for graduate school, and a discussion by graduate students on their preparation and experiences. The program was funded by the university's Student Government Association and included lunch time exhibits with booths from area universities, businesses and student science organizations.
     Professor of Chemistry Debra Dolliver coordinated the event, now in its third year.


Talking Science -- Among those participating in one of the CaPPS panel discussions are, from left, Revati Kumar, LSU; Keith Hollis, Mississippi State; Jonah Jurss, University of Mississippi; and Sarah Morgan, University of Southern Mississippi.


Southeastern schedules sax recital Nov. 13
Southeastern's Department of Fine and Performing Arts will sponsor a saxophone recital at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 13, at the Pottle Annex Recital Hall on campus.
     Part of the department's Faculty Recital Series, the fee recital will feature Kimberly Gedde, saxophone instructor.
Gedde has performed with various ensembles including the Minneapolis Saxophone Quartet, Baton Rouge Symphony, Baton Rouge Little Theater and the LSU Wind Ensemble where she was principal saxophonist. She has also received awards in several performance competitions, including second place in the Midwest Regional Music Teachers National Association Chamber Music and Solo Competitions, third place at the Region V North American Saxophone Alliance Quartet Competition, winner of the Lawrence University Conservatory Commencement Competition and a two-time finalist in the LSU Concerto Competition.
     Gedde holds doctorate in musical arts in saxophone performance from LSU and a masters of music degree in saxophone performance from Bowling Green State University in Ohio.


Southeastern Music presents Alexander Russakovsky
Alexander RussakovskySoutheastern's Department of Fine and Performing Arts presents award-winning cellist Alexander Russakovsky in recital on Friday, Nov. 14, in the Pottle Annex Recital Hall at 7:30 p.m.
     The concert is a part of the department's Guest Artist Series and is free and open to the public.
     Russakovsky and accompanist Joohae Kim will perform Johann Sebastian Bach's Cello Suite No. 5, Gaspar Cassado's Suite for Solo Cello, and Franz Schubert's Arpeggione Sonata, D.821.
     Russakovsky is an award-winning cellist who has performed in Russia, Israel, Europe, and the United States. Currently a member of the music faculty at the University of Southern Mississippi, he is a graduate of Yale University and the University of Santa Barbara. A founding member of the Jerusalem Academy String Quartet, he has presented master classes in Taiwan, Israel, and Latin America and will be presenting one to members of the Southeastern Chamber Orchestra.
     Kim is also a member of the music faculty at Southern Mississippi. A native of New Zealand, she recently completed her doctoral studies at Florida State University and has garnered prizes at such events as the Kerikeri International Piano Competition, Kapiti Coast National Piano Competition and Christchurch National Piano Concerto Competition.
     For more information, contact the Department of Fine and Performing Arts at 549-2184. 


Federal Reserve display at Sims Library
Throughout November, Sims Memorial Library is hosting a display of materials in commemoration of the centennial of the U.S. Federal Reserve.
     The display includes posters, maps, postcards, shredded currency, and other items supplied by the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis, in addition to a collection of the library's books and government documents that can be checked out by those with a Southeastern ID. The display is located in the library's first floor lobby. 


Southeastern student appointed to Undergraduate Council for national fraternity
Justin ArchoteJustin Archote, a sophomore at Southeastern, has been appointed to a two-year term as an at-large member of the Undergraduate Council (UGC) of Delta Tau Delta Fraternity. The appointment was made by Delta Tau Delta President Jody Danneman.
     A native of Independence, Archote is a kinesiology major and currently serves as vice-president of membership for the Southeastern chapter.
     "I am honored to be appointed to the Undergraduate Council of this great fraternity,"Archote said. "I look forward to working closely with the Arch Chapter and representing my undergraduate brothers scattered across the nation."
     The UGC works in conjunction with the Arch Chapter, the national executive branch of Delta Tau Delta, and is comprised of 12 undergraduate members serving staggered terms. The UGC represents the concerns and interests of 9,000 undergraduate men attending 134 different colleges and universities. 


Southeastern in the news

Action News
SLU faculty question travel mandate, opposes gun sales


Associated Press
Sax recital set at Southeastern


BR Advocate
Antebellum education focus of Southeast Louisiana Review

Social activist Angela Davis speaks to Southeastern students
Covington sophomore named Miss SLU 2015


Gambit New Orleans
Gambit's '40 under 40' (David Armand)


Gannett News Service
Louisiana Senate race shifts into runoff mode


Hammond Daily Star
Gun ban exception condemned

Icon of '60s, '70s inspires audience


This Week in Athletics
The No. 14 Southeastern football team will close out its regular season home schedule, while the men's and women's basketball teams will officially open their 2014-15 schedules, during this week in Southeastern Athletics.
     Southeastern (7-3, 5-1 Southland) will close out its home schedule on Saturday, hosting No. 6 McNeese State (6-3, 4-2 Southland) at 3 p.m. in Strawberry Stadium. It will be Senior Day for the Lions, as the accomplished senior class will be honored prior the game.
     The game will be the Southland Television Game of the Week and will air in the Hammond area on WUPL (Charter Channel 14), as well as online on ESPN3 and The game will be broadcast live in the Hammond area on the flagship station of Southeastern Football, KSLU-FM (90.9), as well as affiliates and Northshore Broadcasting stations Kajun 107.1 FM (WHMD) and The Highway 104.7 FM (WJSH).
     Fans are encouraged to wear gold and the first 200 students will receive a free t-shirt. Five Finger Discount will provide entertainment from 12-2 p.m. in Friendship Circle.
     The SLU men's basketball team will open the Jay Ladner Era on the road versus two Big 12 Conference opponents. On Friday, Southeastern will be at Oklahoma State for a 7 p.m. contest. Southeastern then takes on the Cowboys' in-state rival Oklahoma on Sunday at 2 p.m.
     Both games will be broadcast live in the Hammond area on KSLU-FM (90.9) and on the Internet at Sunday's contest will be televised on Fox Sports Southwest+/Fox College Sports – Central.
     The Lady Lion women's basketball team will also open the 2014-15 season on the road versus a major conference foe. On Friday, the Yolanda Moore Era opens with a 7 p.m. contest at Minnesota.
     The Southeastern volleyball team (10-16, 7-7 Southland), which has already clinched a spot in next week's Southland Conference Tournament, will close out the regular season this week. On Tuesday, Southeastern hosts Nicholls at 7 p.m. at the University Center.
     SLU will close out the regular season on Thursday with a 7 p.m. match at Central Arkansas. LionVision subscribers can access a live video stream of Tuesday's match at


Tuesday, November 11
Volleyball, vs. Nicholls, University Center, 7 p.m. (LionVision)*


Thursday, November 13
Volleyball, at Central Arkansas, Conway, Ark., 7 p.m. (LionVision)*


Friday, November 14
Men's Basketball, at Oklahoma State, Stillwater, Okla., 7 p.m. (KSLU)
Women's Basketball, at Minnesota, Minneapolis, Minn., 7 p.m.


Saturday, November 15
Football, vs. McNeese State (Senior Day), Strawberry Stadium, 7 p.m. (Southland TV) (ESPN3) (KSLU) (WHMD) (WJSH)*


Sunday, November 16
Men's Basketball, at Oklahoma, Norman, Okla., 2 p.m. (KSLU) (Fox Sports SW+/Fox College Sports – Central)


Southeastern home events in bold
* - Southland Conference contest


Professional activities
Dr. Willie Ennis III's (Educational Leadership & Technology) co-authored book "Innovative Technology for 21st Century Education" was published by Kendall Hunt Publishing in August 2014. The book provides meaningful information that can help educators make informed decisions about whether or not their students would benefit from their attempts to employ any of these technologies in their classrooms.
     Dr. Troy Williams (Chemistry and Physics) was awarded the 2014-15 William W. Craig University Educator Award by the Louisiana Science Teachers Association. The award was presented at the Annual Louisiana Science Teachers Association / Louisiana Association of Teachers of Mathematics Joint Conference in Shreveport, Louisiana. The William W. Craig University Educator Award honors the memory of the late Dr. William W. Craig, Professor of Geology at the University of New Orleans. Dr. Craig's influence upon K-12 educators was profound, even though his area of work was that of a research scientist. This award seeks to recognize University faculty members who like Dr. Craig, have reached out to K-12 educators and made a difference in their careers.
     Dr. Barbara Forrest (History and Political Science) has published a book article "Intelligent Design" in Creationism in Europe (Johns Hopkins Press, 2014). This volume is the first to document the history of creationism in European countries. Contributors also discuss current attempts by creationists to establish a foothold not only in western, eastern, and southern Europe but also in Australia, Russia and Turkey.


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