Homecoming Court announced

Alumnus of the Year named

Fans encouraged to tailgate

Activities for 'Little Lions'

Faculty Excellence news

Fanfare week three

Nursing celebrates 50 years


HR hosts bake sale fundraiser

Henry Jones presents recital

Dance concerts scheduled this week

Masters of Soul at Columbia

Education Program seeks comments

Color Out Cancer Run held

FoSL sponsors writers' panel

Nominations needed for Who's Who

Non-Credit Program news

Southeastern in the news

This Week in Athletics

Professional activities


HOMECOMING WEEK IS HEREHomecoming logo 2014


Southeastern announces 2014 Homecoming Court and Beau Court
Fourteen students have been chosen as members of the 2014 Homecoming queen and beau courts. The seven women and seven men will reign over Homecoming festivities Oct. 13- 18.
     Chosen as members of the queen court were seniors Jasmine Tate, Franklinton; Mallory Sparacello, McComb, Miss.; Alyssa Robert, Mandeville; and Katherine Weimer, Thibodaux; junior Randi Olivier, Houma; and sophomores Maria Goddard, New Orleans; and Taylor Poche, St. Amant.
     Members of the beau court are seniors Cody LeJeune, New Roads; Vince Diez, Jr., Gonzales; Michael L. Vinsanau Jr., Chalmette; Leland Yates, Franklinton; and Thomas Moore IV, Baton Rouge; and juniors Nicholas Nelson, Ponchatoula; and Donavan Thierry, Lake Charles.
     The 2014 queen and beau, the top junior or senior vote-getters in the recent online campus election, will be announced at halftime of the Homecoming football game when the Lions take on Central Arkansas on Homecoming Day, Oct. 18, at 7 p.m. in Strawberry Stadium.
     The court also will participate in Homecoming festivities such as Gumbo YaYa on Oct. 15, the bonfire and pep rally on Oct. 16, and the 3 p.m. Homecoming Day parade.
     For additional information about Southeastern Homecoming events, contact the Alumni Association at 549-2150 or 1-800-SLU-ALUM or visit


1)2014 Homecoming Court 2)2014 Beau Court


1) 2014 SOUTHEASTERN HOMECOMING COURT – Seven Southeastern students have been chosen as members of the 2014 Homecoming court and will reign over Homecoming festivities, Oct. 13-18. Chosen as members of the queen's court were, from left, front, Jasmine Tate, Randi Olivier and Mallory Sparacello; back, from left, Maria Goddard, Alyssa Robert, Taylor Poche, and Katherine Weimer.


2) 2014 SOUTHEASTERN HOMECOMING BEAU COURT -- Members of Southeastern's 2014 Homecoming beau court are, from left, front, Nicholas Nelson, Donovan Thierry and Cody LeJeune; back, from left, Vince Diez, Jr., Michael L. Vinsanau, Jr., Leland Yates and Thomas Moore IV.


Former Exec with agricultural giant Archer Daniels Midland named Southeastern Alumnus of the Year
Craig HussCraig Huss, a retired senior executive who worked with one of the nation's largest agricultural firms, Archer Daniels Midland (ADM), will be honored as the 2014 Alumnus of the Year by the Southeastern Louisiana University Alumni Association.
     Huss, who most recently served as senior vice president and chief risk officer for ADM at the firm's headquarters in Decatur, Ill., is a double graduate of Southeastern, earning a bachelor's degree in business administration in 1974 and an MBA two years later. He will be formally recognized on Friday (Oct. 17) at the association's Alumni Awards Evening to be held in the Student Union Grand Ballroom. The event is sold out.
     Alumni Association Director Kathy Pittman said the award recognizes graduates with unique accomplishments on a national or international level who continue to utilize their degree from Southeastern to the fullest.
     ADM employs approximately 31,000 people, connecting crops to markets in more than 140 countries on six continents. Net sales for the company in 2013 were $90 billion.
     Also to be recognized at the event is James "Jay" Prather III, a 2005 graduate with a degree in biology, who was a founding partner of an environmental consulting firm named Krebs, LaSalle, LeMieux Environmental. The Hammond-based company is now ELOS Environmental and provides consulting services covering numerous sectors of the environmental industry.
     Huss came to Southeastern from Illinois on a basketball scholarship and earned four-year letterman status. He served as a graduate assistant basketball coach in 1975-76 when he was earning his master of business administration degree.
     Upon graduating, Huss spent several years managing grain elevators in Illinois and St. Louis, building and remodeling elevators, handling barge freight and providing grain to various regional poultry markets. Later he managed crude vegetable oil trading for the company and a soy plant in Kansas City. In 1997 he was appointed vice president for North American Processing, where he coordinated personnel and marketing for 18 soybean processing plants in the U.S. and Mexico.
     In 1997 he was named corporate vice president for transportation, managing a fleet of 25,000 railcars and a trailer truck fleet of 500. He was responsible for managing the company's supply chain, overseeing ADM warehousing in the U.S. Later he was named senior vice president for Ag services, where he was responsible for a diversified portfolio of business units and 8,000 employees. The Grain Division is the largest grain company in North America, operating over 300 elevator systems with eight export houses.
     In 2011 until his retirement, he was senior vice president, chief risk officer and a member of ADM's Executive Committee, comprised of the five most senior executives at AMD and responsible for the strategic planning for the entire company.
He served on the boards of Chiquita Brands International, Iowa Interstate Railroad, Kalama Export Company, the National Grain and Feed Association and AC Toepfer International, a German-based trading company with 37 offices around the world.


Southeastern fans encouraged to decorate at tailgate
Southeastern tailgaters are invited to step right up to tailgate decorating this year during the annual decorating contest at Homecoming on Saturday, Oct. 18.
     Participants can give their tailgate a circus spruce-up with this year's Homecoming theme, "Roomie Under the Big Top." There is no charge for groups in Friendship Circle to enter the "Decorate Your Tailgate" contest.
     Judging will take place beginning at 2 p.m. Prizes will be awarded to an overall winner and most creative entry. Both will be announced during the 7 p.m. Lions vs. Central Arkansas game in Strawberry Stadium.
     No registration is necessary. For additional information, call 549-5861. A complete schedule of Homecoming 2014 events, reunions and contests is available at


Southeastern to hold 'Little Lion' activities during Homecoming tailgate
Southeastern's littlest fans will have many opportunities for fun during tailgating this year at Homecoming 2014 on Saturday, Oct. 18.
     Alumni Association Director Kathy Pittman said activities for young tailgaters include a photo booth, inflatables, face painting, pottery making and more.
     "Roomie the Lion will be at the bookstore from 1 – 2 p.m. for a signing of the book 'Let's Lion Up with Roomie' by Erin Cowser that will teach the littlest Lion fans how to Lion Up," Pittman said. "They can also participate in a 'Run with Roomie' race that begins at Pottle Auditorium in Friendship Circle at 2 p.m. prior to the annual Homecoming Parade at 3 p.m."
     Other activities include mini-train rides, a hayride tour around campus and performances by Southeastern Community Music School students, Pittman said. Children can also enjoy mingling with lifesize characters including Roomie the Lion and Phil the Pig.
     "We want everyone to take advantage of all the fun activities this year during tailgating," Pittman said. "Don't forget to stop by the information station in front of Dyson Hall to pick up Southeastern green and gold pom poms, and then join us as we storm the stadium at 6:30 p.m. to prepare to cheer on our Lions before kickoff against Central Arkansas at 7 p.m."
     For more information, call the Alumni Association 985-549-2150. A complete schedule of Homecoming 2014 events, reunions and contests is available at
     Tickets for the Homecoming game against Central Arkansas are available at 549-LION.


The Center for Faculty Excellence news

Faculty contest for $250 enhancement grant
Play Circus Match for a chance to win $250 and celebrate the 2014 Homecoming theme.
     To play Circus Match, just match the circus act with the appropriate Southeastern performer on the official contest entry form. (Email for the entry form.)
     Completed entry forms must be placed in the Homecoming box at the Center for Faculty Excellence (Tinsley 105) by noon on Friday, Oct. 17. Only one entry form per person may be submitted. Correct entries will be entered in a drawing for the $250 Enhancement grant sponsored by the Alumni Association.


Lyceum Lights
The Center for Faculty Excellence, in conjunction with the offices of the President and Provost, invite you to Lyceum Lights, a series of faculty luncheon lectures designed to illuminate the common interests of faculty from diverse disciplines.
     Our special Homecoming Lyceum will celebrate the 2014 theme – "Roomie Under the Big Top" with one of Southeastern's TOP performers. Join us for "Classroom Circus Acts: Using Theatre to Empower Students," presented by James Winter, associate professor of acting and directing, on Wednesday, Oct. 15, from 12 - 1 p.m. It will be held in the Student Union Ballroom C, with a $5 charge at the door. The menu will consist of grilled chicken breast with champagne sauce, rosemary potatoes, seasoned green beans and carrot cake.
     Reservations are required. RSVP to the Center, by phone 549-5791 or email


Faculty Conference
Since homecoming is Oct. 18, the Center's 13th annual Faculty Conference for Teaching, Research & Creativity will be Thursday, Oct. 16, 2-4 p.m. in Tinsley, room 103. We will have at least 16 posters this year.
     This is a wonderful opportunity to socialize with your colleagues while learning about innovative teaching, creative uses of technology, artistic endeavors, research findings, exemplary practices, and more.


Southeastern Dance, concerts and art exhibits highlight Fanfare's third week
Jeff WiemeltA pair of dance presentations, musical concerts and art exhibit openings are just some of the events on tap for the third week of Southeastern's Fanfare, a month long celebration of the arts, humanities and social sciences.
     Southeastern Dance will present "Danceapalooza" Oct. 14 at 7:30 p.m. in Vonnie Borden Theatre in D Vickers Hall on Southeastern's campus. The concert will feature dances created on the spot. Dances to be performed have not been rehearsed, as the dancers will only receive instructions outlined on paper. The program will showcase the dancers' ability to spontaneously create movement designs from a map or score structured by selected students and faculty.
     Southeastern Dance will present a second concert on Oct. 17 titled "It Was the 80s" at 7:30 p.m. in Vonnie Borden Theatre. The concert remembers the 1980s with choreographed works selected by students and faculty. Themes include MTV, arcades, the "Fame" television series, Sun Myung Moon, AIDS, Tiananmen Square and the Capital Hill murders.
Tickets for both concerts are $5 and will be sold one hour before the concert.
     The Then and Now Lecture Series continues Oct. 15 with a free presentation by Jeff Wiemelt titled "J.R.R. Tolkien: History and the Mythological Imagination." Scheduled for 1 p.m. in Pottle Auditorium, the free lecture explores the historical and mythological sensibilities that gave life to Tolkien's fantasy fiction and that continue to engage readers, writers and fans today.
     On Oct. 16, Southeastern's Contemporary Art Gallery will open three exhibits: Street Art to Gallery Art by artist Joseph Staples of Vancouver, Canada and painter and graphic designer Chic Connell of Nashville; Spinning on the Enola Gay Hangar Until I Make Myself Sick by photographer Lisa K. Blatt; and the Alumni Designers Exhibition guest-curated by award-winning photo journalist and graphic designer Tony Romain. All three exhibits will remain open through Nov. 7. Gallery hours are Monday – Friday from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and from 2 to 5 p.m. on Homecoming Day, Saturday, Oct. 18.
     Fanfare's third week also includes:
     A benefit concert for Columbia Theatre and Fanfare by the band Impaired Faculties is scheduled for Oct. 16 at the Columbia Theatre. Tickets are $12 for Southeastern faculty, staff, and the general public and $5 for Southeastern students with a university ID. Tickets can be purchased at the Columbia Theatre Box Office at 220 East Thomas Street in Hammond, which is open 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. Monday-Friday, or by phone at 985-543-4371.
     The Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra will perform on Oct. 18 at Columbia Theatre at 7:30 p.m. Reserved tickets are $35 and $20 and are available at
     Masters of Soul, a tribute group that celebrates the legendary songs and performances that defined Motown and soul music, will perform on Sunday, Oct. 19, at Columbia Theatre at 7:30 p.m. Tickets range are $20 and $34 and can be purchased at the Columbia/Fanfare box office, 220 E. Thomas Street, 543-4371.
     Fanfare tickets are on sale at the Columbia/Fanfare box office, 220 E. Thomas Street, 985-543-4371. The box office is open Monday through Friday, 11 a.m. - 4 p.m. and one hour prior to Columbia performances. For a complete schedule, contact the Columbia/Fanfare office at 985-543-4366 or visit


DISCUSSING TOLKIEN– Southeastern Associate Professor of English Jeff Wiemelt will present the Then and Now Lecture "J.R.R. Tolkien: History and the Mythological Imagination" on Oct. 15 at 1 p.m. in Pottle Auditorium. The free lecture is part of Fanfare, Southeastern's annual fall festival of the arts, humanities and social sciences.


Nursing's 50th Anniversary celebrated
On Friday night, more than 250 nursing alumni, faculty and friends of the School of Nursing gathered for the school's 50th anniversary gala sponsored in conjunction with the Alumni Association in the Grand Ballroom of the Student Union. The event included a short program, silent auction and music from the school's founding in 1964 to the present. Also recognized were the "50 for 50," a grouping of the top 50 currently nursing graduates of the school.


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1. DEANS CELEBRATED - Current and former deans of the nursing program are pictured at the gala. From left are current Dean Ann Carruth, Donnie Booth, President John L. Crain, Ellienne Tate, and Barbara Moffett.







Nursing Fifty for Fifty






2. NURSES IN ATTENDANCE - Pictured are "50 for 50" nurses who attended the School of Nursing's 50th anniversary gala Friday night.








Human Resources to host bake sale for Relay for LifeRelay for Life logo
Human Resources is hosting a bake sale today beginning at 7:45 a.m. for Relay for Life. Some breakfast items will be included in the sale, which will continue throughout the day until they are sold out.
     Additionally, today is the last day to order a Laissez Bon Temps Relay t-shirt. Order forms will be available at the bake sale.


Southeastern Pianist, Henry Jones, presents recital October 16
Pianist Henry Jones, a member of the music faculty at Southeastern, will present a free recital on Thursday, Oct. 16, in Pottle Auditorium. Scheduled for 7:30 p.m., the recital is part of the Department of Fine and Performing Arts' Faculty Recital Series.
     Jones will perform works by Domenico Scarlatti, Beethoven, Clara Schumann and Robert Schumann.
     After graduating from Yale University in 1978, Jones spent 10 years in New York as a free-lance vocal coach and accompanist. During that decade, his credits included choral performances at Carnegie Hall and Lincoln Center and vocal recitals at Lincoln Center. He also was musical director of a gymnastic exhibition at Madison Square Garden, Broadway and Off-Broadway shows, including Evita, Jerome Robbins' Broadway, and The Fantasticks.
     Jones received his doctoral degree in piano in 1994 from Louisiana State University and taught at Minot State University in North Dakota and Missouri Southern State College in Joplin before joining Southeastern's faculty.
     Jones was a winner of the LSU Symphony Concerto Competition and was nominated several times for best musical director by the Manhattan Association of Cabarets.
     For additional information, contact the Department of Fine and Performing Arts, 549-2184.


Southeastern Dance Performance Project to present two evening concerts, education outreach matinees
Leah ReebSoutheastern's Department of Fine and Performing Arts' dance company, Dance Performance Project, will present two concerts as part of Fanfare, the university's annual fall celebration of the arts, humanities and social sciences.
Both concerts are directed by Southeastern Dance Instructor Keith "Skip" Costa.
     The first concert "Danceapalooza" will take place on Oct. 14.
     "This concert features dances created 'fresh on the spot,' in other words, dance improvisaton," Costa said. "The dances to be performed have not been rehearsed, as the dancers will only receive instructions outlined on paper. The program will showcase the dancers' ability to spontaneously create movement designs from a map or score structured by selected students and faculty."
     The second concert, "It Was the 80s," is scheduled on Oct. 17. Costa said the performance recalls the 1980s with choreographed works by selected students and faculty. Themes include MTV, arcades, the "Fame" television series, Sun Myung Moon, AIDS, and Tiananmen Square.
     Both concerts take place at 7:30 p.m. in Vonnie Borden Theatre in D Vickers Hall on Southeastern's campus and have a running time of one hour. General admission tickets for each concert are $5 and will be available one hour prior to the performance in the D Vickers lobby. For more information, contact Costa at
     Costa said the Dance Performance Project is also performing two education outreach matinees at 9:30 and 11 a.m. on Friday, Oct. 17 in Vonnie Borden Theatre. The 9:30 program is designed for grades K-6, and the 11 a.m. program is designed for grades 7 – 12.
     "Only age-appropriate dances will be selected from the evening concerts to be performed for both matinees. Each concert is one hour and will include a question and answer session," Costa said.
     For matinee reservations and ticket information, email Dance Coordinator Martie Fellom at The Oct. 17 matinees are also open to the public with a $5 admission.
     In addition to Costa and Fellom, choreographers for the concerts include faculty choreographer Ashley Lewis and student choreographers Leah Reeb of Slidell, Lindsy Brown and Crystal Schayot of New Orleans, Faith Allen and Christa Clement of Ponchatoula, and Millenique Brown of Belle Chase.
     Dancers performing in the concerts include Desiree Acosta of Destrehan; Allen and Clement of Ponchatoula; Stephanie Amerson and Jasmine Williams of Hammond; De'Shante Epps of Marrero; Kaitlyn Godin, Arianna Hodge, Samantha O'Neill, Reeb and Michaela Thanars of Slidell; Noah Guitroz, Brown and Schayot of New Orleans; Tyron'E Hawkins and Katelyn Thomas of Baton Rouge; Joseph Matherne of Luling; Whitney Robertson of Baker; and Jaquan Warren of Franklinton.


FLASHBACK THROUGH DANCE – Southeastern student choreographer and dancer Leah Reeb gets into the spirit of the 80s in preparation for the upcoming dance concert "It Was the 80s" on Oct. 17 at Vonnie Borden Theatre. The concert is part of Fanfare, Southeastern's annual celebration of the arts, humanities and social sciences.


Columbia Theatre to present Motown celebration with Masters of Soul
Masters of SoulSoutheastern's Columbia Theatre for the Performing Arts will present "Masters of Soul," a celebration of the legendary songs and performers that defined Motown and soul music, on Sunday, Oct. 19.
     Part of Fanfare, the October celebration of the arts, humanities and social sciences, the concert is scheduled for 7:30 p.m. in the downtown Hammond theatre.
     Columbia Theatre/Fanfare Interim Director Roy Blackwood said the 90-minute show features stylishly costumed, fully choreographed performances of both male and female groups backed by a live band.
     "Patrons can take the ultimate stroll down memory lane," Blackwood said, "as they relive the incredible harmonies and smooth moves made famous by many of the greatest recording acts of all time."
     The group performs the music of The Temptations, Gladys Knight and the Pips, Marvin Gaye and Tammi Terrell, Smokey Robinson and the Miracles, The Four Tops, Diana Ross and The Supremes, the Jackson Five, Martha Reeves and the Vandellas, Stevie Wonder, Wilson Pickett, Lou Rawls and many more.
     Tickets for the Masters of Soul concert range from $20 - $34 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 get tickets online at
     All Southeastern faculty, retired faculty or university staff with ID may purchase one ticket for Masters of Soul and receive one ticket at half price. Both tickets must be purchased in the same transaction and for the same price at the Columbia box office. Contact the box office at 543-4371 for more information.


Southeastern Education Program seeks public comments
The Southeastern College of Education will undergo a spring accreditation review by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education and is currently soliciting public comments on its program.
     Federal regulations require that accrediting agencies allow for public comment on the qualifications of institutions or programs under consideration for continuing accreditation, said Shirley Jacob, interim dean of the college.
     "Both NCATE and Southeastern recognize that graduates, parents, schools and community organizations have valuable perspectives on the quality of the programs that prepare teachers and other school personnel," Jacobs said. "We welcome their comments and suggestions."
     Written testimony regarding the College of Education must be submitted in writing and sent to Board of Examiners, NCATE, 1140 19th St. NW, Suite 400, Washington, DC 20036. Comments can also be emailed to
     Comments should address substantive matters related to the quality of professional education programs at Southeastern and should specify the respondent's relationship, if any, to the institutions. Anonymous testimony will not be considered.
     Letters of comment should be received no later than Wednesday, Dec. 31.


Color Out Cancer Run COLORED OUT - A participant in the Color Out Cancer 5K race gets his doses of coloring at one of the check points in Saturday's 5K race around and through the campus. The run/walk is sponsored by the Division of Administration and Finance and raises funds for the American Cancer Society. This year approximately 40 runners participated in the race.


Friends of Sims Library to sponsor writers' panel Oct. 21
Southeastern is hosting a second annual writers' panel on Oct. 21 as part of Fanfare, the university's fall festival of the arts, humanities and social sciences.
     Sponsored by the Friends of Sims Library (FoSL), the free panel discussion, "Words to Eat By," is scheduled Tuesday, Oct. 21, at 5 p.m. in the 3rd floor Student Union Ballroom. Light refreshments will be served.
     Richard Stewart, food consultant and author of "Gumbo Shop Restaurant Cookbook," and co-author of the "Joe Simmer Slow Cookin'" series of cookbooks, will moderate the panel discussion. The discussion will focus on writing about food and how words might influence readers.
     Panelists include Susan Tucker, curator of books and records at Newcomb College Institute of Tulane University and author of "New Orleans Cuisine: Fourteen Signature Dishes and Their Histories;" Sara Roahen, author of "Gumbo Tales: Finding My Place at the New Orleans Table;" Ian McNulty, a New Orleans journalist, author and radio personality specializing in the culture of Louisiana and author of "Louisiana Ramble;" and Judy Walker, author and food editor at " Picayune." Since Hurricane Katrina, Walker has been working on a project to restore lost recipes of New Orleans.
     For more information, contact FoSL President Michael Ledet at 345-8398 or


2014 Who's Who Among Students In American Universities and Colleges
Who's Who Among Students in American Universities and Colleges is an annual honors program honoring our nation's leading college students. Selections to this program are made each fall semester and coordinated by the Office for Student Engagement at Southeastern.
     Administrators, faculty and staff, as well as student organizations presidents and/or advisors, are invited to nominate students who they feel are deserving of this award.
     As you consider a student for the Who's Who Among Students in American Universities and Colleges award, please base your selections on the following criteria:

    Only upper-classmen (juniors and seniors) and graduate students are eligible

    Selections should be based on the student's scholastic ability, participation and leadership in academic and extra-curricular activities, and citizenship and service to the University during spring 2014 semester and fall 2014 semester

    2.5 Adjusted Cumulative Grade Point Average to be eligible/full time student (12 hours or more, unless a graduating senior; 6 hours or more for graduate students

     Please submit the student's name and W-I. D. # for each student (must have) who is nominated, along with the administrator faculty and/or staff members, as well as, student organization president and/or advisors, who is making the nominations with their department faculty box number, phone number and email address. This information is due in the Office for Student Engagement by Oct. 20, at 5 p.m.
     Visit the Office Student Engagement website for a nominations form:
     This award is presented at the annual Division for Student Affairs Awards Convocation held the last week of the spring semester. Thank you for your assistance in honoring Southeastern's outstanding students.


Non-Credit Programs

Intermediate Excel Learning Series
Allanagh Sewell, Nov. 4 – 18

This course is designed for individuals who already have basic Microsoft Excel skills. All types of individuals, businesses and organizations have data that needs to be analyzed and managed. Through this course, students will learn how to use advanced formulas and functions, create and edit charts and graphs, use absolute cell references, create and sort tables, protect workbooks, and create Pivot Tables to summarize data. Participants can receive up to 0.6 CEUs (Continuing Education Unit Certificates) that can be combined with other Southeastern Louisiana University Non-Credit Programs computer classes. Learn more.


QuickBooks Level II
Dates vary depending on location

Employees and business owners currently using QuickBooks for financial accounting who want to increase their knowledge or advance their career through certification would benefit from this course. This course also is offered as the next step for QuickBooks Level I regardless of experience. Participants can earn up to 1.5 CEUs for Level II, and can combine CEUs with Levels I and III. Register now.


Winning Through Customer Service
James Gilmore, Dates vary depending on location

Winning Through Customer Service trains sales, service, and administrative personnel to demonstrate professionalism, communicate effectively, assess customer behaviors, use a structured customer service transaction model, as well as handle difficult customer service situations. Participants will prepare for a nationally accredited certification test in customer service. Register today.


Southeastern in the news

Action News
Southeastern celebrates Homecoming week Oct. 13-18

Southeastern fans encouraged to decorate at tailgate

Southeastern to hold 'Little Lions' activities during Homecoming


BR Advocate
Southeastern opens season with 'Rumors'


Hammond Daily Star
Science on Tap tonight: Cybersecurity

Political forum set for Thursday

50 for Nursing (Editorial)

Nursing school at Southeastern celebrates milestone


Reuters News
Senator Landrieu faces headwinds in Louisiana


This Week in Athletics
Southeastern will celebrate Homecoming during this week in Southeastern Athletics.
     Saturday's Homecoming football game will see the No. 9 Lions (5-2, 3-0 Southland) welcome Southland Conference foe Central Arkansas (4-3, 3-0 Southland) for a 7 p.m. battle for first place in the league standings at 7 p.m. in Strawberry Stadium. The contest 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), along with LionVision subscribers will be able to access a live video stream of the game at
     The 2014 SLU Homecoming King and Queen will be announced at halftime of the SLU-UCA game. The Homecoming Parade is scheduled at 3 p.m. With the parade route including a trip through Friendship Circle, no parking will be allowed in Friendship Circle. Fans must drop off their tailgating items at their spot by 11 a.m. on game day. Fans with Friendship Circle parking passes will be allowed to park in Lot B.
     The Lady Lion volleyball team (7-11, 4-2 Southland) has two conference matches on the schedule this week. On Thursday, Southeastern travels to Stephen F. Austin for a 6:30 match. Southeastern heads to Northwestern State on Saturday for an 11:30 a.m. match. LionVision subscribers will be able to access a live video stream of Saturday's match at
     The SLU soccer team (11-3, 4-2 Southland) will make the same trip as its volleyball counterparts. On Friday, the Lady Lions take on SFA at 7 p.m. Northwestern State hosts SLU on Sunday at 1 p.m. LionVision subscribers will be able to access a live video stream of Sunday's match at
     The Southeastern men's and women's cross country teams will compete in their final tune-up for next month's Southland Conference Championships. The Lions and Lady Lions will be in Tuscaloosa, Ala. on Friday to compete in the Crimson Classic.
     The Lion golf team will close out its fall schedule this week. SLU, ranked No. 42 in the latest Golfweek national rankings, will be a part of a 13-team field at the Miramont Invitational, set for Monday and Tuesday in Bryan, Texas.
     The tennis team will also continue its fall schedule this week. The Lions will be in Pensacola, Florida to participate in the West Florida Fall Fling, which runs Friday through Sunday.
     The SLU softball team will also close out its fall slate this week. On Tuesday, the Lady Lions will host Copiah-Lincoln Community College for a 4 p.m. doubleheader at North Oak Park. SLU, Jones Community College and Baton Rouge Community College will participate in a round-robin triple header on Wednesday at 3 p.m. in Hammond. LionVision subscribers will be able to access a live video stream of Southeastern's games this week.


Monday, October 13
Men's Golf, at Miramont Invitational, Bryan, Texas, 8 a.m.


Tuesday, October 14
Men's Golf, at Miramont Invitational, Bryan, Texas, 8 a.m.
Softball, vs. Copiah-Lincoln CC (DH), North Oak Park, 4 p.m. (LionVision)


Wednesday, October 15
Softball, vs. Jones CC/Baton Rouge CC (TH), North Oak Park, 3 p.m. (LionVision)


Thursday, October 16
Volleyball, at Stephen F. Austin, Nacogdoches, Texas, 6:30 p.m.*


Friday, October 17
Soccer, at Stephen F. Austin, Nacogdoches, Texas, 7 p.m.*
Cross Country, at Crimson Classic, Tuscaloosa, Ala., All Day
Tennis, at West Florida Fall Fling, Pensacola, Fla., All Day


Saturday, October 18
Football, vs. Central Arkansas (Homecoming), Strawberry Stadium, 7 p.m. (LionVision) (KSLU) (WHMD) (WJSH)*
Volleyball, at Northwestern State, Natchitoches, 11:30 a.m. (LionVision)*
Tennis, at West Florida Fall Fling, Pensacola, Fla., All Day


Sunday, October 19
Soccer, at Northwestern State, Natchitoches, 1 p.m. (LionVision)*


Southeastern home events in bold
* - Southland Conference contest


Professional activities
Dr. Roldán Valverde (Biology) presented an invited mini course of Animal Physiology at the graduate program of the Institute of Neuroethology, Universidad Veracruzana. During his visit at the Neuroethology program, Dr. Valverde also gave two invited talks on the reproductive and stress physiology of sea turtles. 


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