Homecoming is next week

Theatre season opens with Rumors

Register for Color Out Cancer Run/Walk

Cybersecurity focus of lecture

Candidate meet and greet/forum Thursday

Wind Symphony wins awards

Columbia to present Julie Fowlis

Channel students win awards

Printmaking workshops scheduled

Painting to be auctioned at Nursing gala

Movie score premieres at Columbia

Fundraising concert scheduled

CSD news

Non-Credit Program news

Southeastern in the news

This Week in Athletics

Professional activities


Southeastern celebrates Homecoming Week Oct. 13-18
Homecoming logoSoutheastern celebrates Homecoming Week Oct. 13 – 18 with an abundance of spirited activities capped by tailgating, reunions, a parade and football action in Strawberry Stadium.
     With a theme of "Step Right Up to Roomie under the Big Top" and sponsorship compliments of Sigma Tau Gamma fraternity, Homecoming 2014 features reunions, awards and recognitions, and a host of student activities culminating with Homecoming Day Saturday, Oct. 18, when the Lions take on Central Arkansas at 7 p.m.
     Homecoming Week will offer a number of time-honored traditions, such as the Gumbo YaYa fest for students, campus and community decorating contests, an alumni art exhibit, and the FE-Lions' Homecoming luncheon.
     Homecoming week begins with Business Week, Oct. 13-15, which features a variety of lectures specialists in numerous phases of business. The Southeastern Family reunion will cap off the day at 7 p.m. in the Student Union Quad.
     On Tuesday, Oct. 14, the action begins at 2 p.m. when students and faculty battle it out in the Phi Kappa Phi Quiz Bowl in the Student Union Theatre. The day closes out with the student competition "Minute to Win It" in Strawberry Stadium at 6:30 p.m.
     On Wednesday, Oct. 15, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., students will enjoy food and fun at Gumbo YaYa, where the 2014 Homecoming court will be introduced. Also on tap at 12 p.m. is the annual Lyceum Lights faculty lecture in the Student Union Ballroom C, featuring Associate Professor of Acting and Directing James Winter, presenting "Classroom Circus Acts: Using Theatre to Empower Students." The Student Government Association's Roomie's Race for St. Jude's at 5:30 p.m. in North Oaks Park will conclude the day.
     On Thursday, Oct. 16, Gamma Beta Phi will host its "A Ton of Fun Food Drive" from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Student Union Mall with collections benefiting the Student Food Pantry. The FeLions will host their Homecoming luncheon at Trey Yuen at noon. An opening reception honoring artists Joseph Staples, Chic Connell and Lisa K. Blatt in the Contemporary Art Gallery at 5 p.m. rounds out the afternoon activities.
     Thursday evening kicks into gear with a block party and bonfire sponsored by the Student Government Association at 6:45 p.m. at the traditional spot adjacent to the Alumni Center. Spectators can also enjoy music by the Spirit of the Southland Band, followed by a Lip Sync contest for students at 8 p.m.
     Friday, Oct. 17, begins with the Homecoming Golf Tournament at Carter Plantation at 9 a.m. Cost of the event is $150 per person or $600 per four-man team. Participants will receive tournament logo gifts including a shirt, cap, and a luncheon following play. All proceeds from the event will benefit Southeastern Athletics. For more information, contact Tim Baldwin at 549-5186 or
     Also, the Alumni Association will host the Alumni Awards Evening at 7 p.m. in the Student Union Ballroom. Tickets for the event are available at the Alumni Association, 549-2150 or 1-800-SLU-ALUM.
At 9 p.m. the African American Alumni Chapter will sponsor a Homecoming mixer in the Alumni Center. Tickets are available by calling 549-3850.
     On Homecoming Day, Oct. 18, fun and spirit will fill Friendship Circle. Alumni and visitors can enjoy a photo booth, ziplining and tailgating. There will be booths manned by area merchants and Southeastern art students at the Pottle Performance Circle. Activities for children include a variety of crafts, face painting, train rides and inflatables.
     The annual Educators Honor Roll will start at 11 a.m. in the Teacher Education Center, and a dedication ceremony for Southeastern donors who have endowed scholarships and professorships will be held at 1 p.m. in Sims Memorial Library. At noon, marketplace shopping in Friendship Circle and hayride tours of campus will begin, while the campus bookstore will open at 1 p.m.
     At 2 p.m. entertainment begins in Friendship Circle. Also, the Decorate Your Tailgate Contest will be judged beginning at 4 p.m.
     The Homecoming parade rolls at 3 p.m. following a route that will go through Hammond's downtown before going through Friendship Circle. Following the parade, Lion fans can cheer on Head Coach Ron Roberts and his team as they do the traditional "Lion Walk" through Friendship Circle to Strawberry Stadium at 4:30 p.m.
     Reunions and tailgating will be hosted by many of the university's colleges and divisions, as well as by groups such as the Former Football Players, Seventies Black Alumni, Cardinal Newman Hall Alumni, ROTC, Music and Greek organizations. The Alumni Association tailgate will take place in Friendship Circle from 4 – 6:30 p.m. and is sponsored by the Lion Athletic and Alumni associations.
     After pre-game activities, the Lions will kick off against Central Arkansas at 7 p.m. The 2014 Homecoming queen and king will be announced and crowned at halftime.
     Immediately after the game, the Downtown Development District will host "Railroad Roar," an evening of shopping, dining and entertainment by participating downtown merchants. For more information contact the DDD at 542-3471.
     For a complete schedule of Homecoming 2014 events, visit or call the Alumni Center, 1-800-SLU-ALUM or 549-2150.


Southeastern Theatre presents Neil Simon's Rumors
Rumors cast rehearsingNeil Simon's comedic play Rumors will open the theatre season at Southeastern with a four-night performance at Vonnie Borden Theatre scheduled Tuesday through Friday, Oct. 7-10.
     The play, which Simon called a "comedic farce," is part of Southeastern's 29th Fanfare season, a fall celebration of the arts, humanities and social sciences.
     General admission tickets are $10; $5 for Southeastern faculty and staff, seniors, and non-Southeastern students; and Southeastern students are admitted free with ID.
     Rumors follows a group of New York socialites attending a 10th anniversary party as they hilariously try to conceal a scandal from the police and the media. Guest Director Alicia Hanley, a 2009 Southeastern graduate, says audiences are in for a laugh and describes the project as "great fun to work on" and "fast-paced, slapstick style comedy."
    Rumors premiered in New York in 1988. Critics described it as "one lie-filled rumor leading to another."
     The student cast is composed of Blake Tabor as Chris, Angele Griffitt as Claire, and Mary Simmons as Cassie, all of Mandeville; Larry Heard of Abita Springs as Ken, MJ Ricks of LaCombe as Lenny, Felicity Prosperie of Houma as Cookie, Austin Cradic of Covington as Ernie. Seth Walker of Denham Springs plays Glenn. Justin Davis and Keisha Davis, both of New Orleans, play Officer Welch and Officer Pudney respectively.
     The design and production team are also comprised of Southeastern students and alumni, including Rebecca Fife, Pearl River, costume designer; and KT Turner, Hammond, stage manager, assisted by Brittany Robinson, Slidell. Scenic design is being provided by Southeastern alumna, Becca Ackerman of New Orleans. Make-up and hair design is being provided by Anthony Gary of Lutcher, and alumnus Will Stacey is handling lighting design.
     For more information, contact Southeastern Theatre at 549-2115.


SOUTHEASTERN'S RUMORS—Larry Heard of Abita Springs, left, playing the role of "Ken," confronts M.J. Ricks ("Lenny") of Lacombe, while Angela Griffitt ("Claire") of Mandeville, adds her two cents during rehearsals for the Southeastern Louisiana University Theatre production of Neil Simon's comedic farce "Rumors." The play will be performed at the university's Vonnie Borden Theatre Oct. 7-10.


Division of Administration and Finance to host American Cancer Society fund raiser
American Cancer SocietySoutheastern's Division of Administration and Finance invites you to celebrate health, happiness and individuality while supporting the fight against cancer at the Color Out Cancer 5k Run/Walk benefiting The American Cancer Society.
     Scheduled for Saturday, Oct. 11, the event begins at 9 a.m. at Cook Field on Southeastern's Campus between the University Center and the Alumni Center.
     During the walk/run participants are doused from head to toe in different colors at four stations along the route. Participants should wear white and finish the run/walk plastered in color.
     Participants can pre-register on line at or send in a completed entry form by mail with payment to SLU Box 10799, Hammond, La. 70402. Pre-registration is $30. Event day registration is $35 and begins at 8 a.m. Checks should be made payable to The American Cancer Society.
     For more information, contact Pam Hoover at 985-507-1755 or or Mary Lou Imbraguglio at 225-240-3960 or


Science on Tap lecture to focus on Cybersecurity
John BurrisSoutheastern's next Science on Tap seminar scheduled Tuesday, Oct. 7, will focus on the individual's responsibility in maintaining their personal online security.
     The informal presentation by Southeastern Assistant Professor of Computer Science John Burris – titled "Cybersecurity Beyond the IT Department" -- will be held at 7 p.m. at Tope lá Catering, 113 East Thomas St., in Hammond. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. The presentation is free and open to all ages.
     "Cybersecurity isn't just for the information technology professionals who hang out in server rooms," said Burris, "It's what protects each of our personal finances, communication and private information. What keeps us protected is based on some simple scientific and mathematical principles."
     "The effectiveness of the protection often relies on us, the end users," he added. "The better we understand the principles of cybersecurity, the better we can protect ourselves."
     Among the elements that contribute to better online security, he said, are the strength of passwords used, two-factor authentication, proper use of the "cloud" and responsible technology usage.
     The Science on Tap lecture series is sponsored by the Southeastern Department of Biological Sciences. For more information on future presentations, contact the Department of Biological Sciences at 549-3740.


SGA, Hammond Chamber to host Candidate Meet and Greet, Forum
Southeastern's Student Government Association (SGA) and the Hammond Chamber of Commerce will co-host two events to highlight the importance of upcoming local elections.
     A candidate Meet and Greet is scheduled for 5-6 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 9. Free and open to the public, the event will be held in the Southeastern Student Union Grand Ballroom. Over 20 candidates for a variety of offices on the Nov. 4 ballot will be on hand to meet voters face to face and share their campaign platforms.
     Additionally, a Marshal Candidates Forum will follow at 6 p.m. in the adjacent ballroom. Southeastern Communication Professor Joe Burns will serve as moderator. All seven current candidates have confirmed their intent to participate. Questions were submitted for consideration by chamber members and the general public. Representatives of local media served as members of a question review panel that assisted with question prioritization.
     For more information on these or other governmental affairs endeavors of the Hammond Chamber, call 345-4457 or go to Information about Southeastern's SGA can be found at


Global Music Awards Silver and Gold Medallions awarded to Wind Symphony
Global Music AwardsThe Southeastern Wind Symphony has been honored with first and second place awards in the 2014 Global Music Awards competition.
     Led by Professor of Music and Director of Bands Glen J. Hemberger, the Wind Symphony was the only university and one of eight entries to receive the Gold Medallion in the category of Symphonic Band Music. The group also received a Silver Medallion for outstanding achievement in the Instrumental Music category.
     Both awards were presented to the symphony for its compact disc recording, "Live in Concert," which was recorded at Southeastern's Columbia Theatre for the Performing Arts and when the group performed in the famed Orchestra Hall in Chicago.
     The Global Music Awards program is intended to celebrate independent musicians rather than just best-selling recording artists. It is considered a showcase for original music, unique voices and emerging artists.
     The Southeastern Wind Symphony is an all-student ensemble comprised of 50 undergraduate and seven graduate students enrolled at Southeastern.
     "Winning these awards in an international forum is a huge accomplishment for a university music program," Hemberger said. "I see every day how hard our students work in preparing for their performances, and it is rewarding to see that hard work recognized."


WIND SYMPHONY HONORED – The Southeastern Wind Symphony, shown here in a performance at Orchestra Hall in Chicago, has been honored with first and second place awards in the 2014 Global Music Awards competition.


Columbia Theatre to present Gaelic singer and voice of Brave Julie Fowlis

Julie FowlisSoutheastern's Columbia Theatre for the Performing Arts will present Julie Fowlis, Gaelic singer and voice of the soundtrack to the Academy Award-winning movie Brave, on Thursday, Oct. 9.
     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.
     A groundbreaking artist who entices new audiences worldwide, Fowlis pushes musical boundaries with adaptations of songs from her native Scottish Gaelic tradition. She is so well-known that when Disney Pixar (Finding Nemo, Toy Story, Up) was searching for the perfect voice to feature in the soundtrack to Brave, their research led them to Fowlis.
     Brought up on North Uist in Scotland's Outer Hebrides, Fowlis has been a proud standard bearer for Gaelic music and culture over the course of a solo career, which has spanned three award-winning studio albums and numerous highly acclaimed projects and collaborations.
     "Fowlis is no stranger to awards and distinctions, winning Gaelic Singer of the Year and Album of the Year on two occasions at the Scots Trad Music Awards, plus several other major accolades including Folk Singer of the Year at the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards," said Roy Blackwood, interim director of Columbia Theatre and Fanfare. "She is perhaps most proud of her award as Scotland's Gaelic Ambassador- 'Tosgaire na Gàidhlig', bestowed by the Scottish Parliament in 2008, the first person to ever receive this honor."
     Tickets for the Julie Fowlis 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 Julie Fowlis 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 Channel students win Mark of Excellence Awards
Southeastern students working on the Southeastern Channel won four 2014 Mark of Excellence Awards at the annual Society of Professional Journalists Region 12 conference in Fayetteville, Ark. recently.
     The students were honored in the SPJ's Region 12, comprised of all universities in Louisiana, Mississippi, Arkansas and Tennessee.
     The television awards presented to Southeastern Channel students included second place for "Best Overall Television Newscast" for the student news show, "Northshore News."
     The channel also won a pair of second-place awards in the "Television General News Reporting" category. "Northshore News" reporter Kaitlyn Morales of Covington placed second for her story on "Causeway Safety," while reporter Erika Ferrando of Mandeville won for her "Improved Levees" package.
     In addition, Kristen Durand of New Orleans and Joseph Legrange of Denham Springs placed second in "Television News/Feature Photography" with their videography for the "Mandeville Road Construction" story.
     In the newspaper competition, Allison Crady of Pleasant View, Tenn. placed second in "General News Reporting" for her story, "Rise in Heroin Deaths Attributed to New Laws," which appeared in Southeastern's student newspaper, "The Lion's Roar."
     "The Mark of Excellence Award is one of the most prestigious in student journalism, and we're thrilled that our students continue to receive these top honors," said Southeastern Channel General Manager Rick Settoon. "This is well-deserved recognition for their talent and excellent work ethic, and it reflects the outstanding training they receive from Southeastern Channel staff members and instructors in the Department of Languages and Communication."
     Founded in 1909 as Sigma Delta Chi, the Society of Professional Journalists (SPJ) promotes the free flow of information and works to inspire and educate the next generation of journalists.


Contemporary Art Gallery to host printmaking workshops
Southeastern's Contemporary Art Gallery will host widely recognized printmaker David Dubose for a public lecture and workshops for art students Oct. 8-10.
     Dubose's lecture is open to the public and will be held at noon Oct. 9 in the gallery, located at 100 East Stadium, next to Clark Hall and Strawberry Stadium.
     Workshops are open to alumni print makers and fine art students and will be ongoing Oct. 8-10.
     Currently an assistant professor of drawing and foundations at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette, Dubose has been recognized for his use of paper to create original prints and mixed medium works. He has had residencies in the United States, Ireland, Canada, and Germany, his most notable being his 13-year residency at the University of Ulster in North Ireland.
     For more information contact the gallery at 549-5080 or via email to Gallery Director Dale Newkirk at


Painting by local folk artist and Southeastern grad to highlight nursing school's 50th anniversary celebration
Nursing paintingA painting by Hammond folk artist Dayna Moreno Breaud commemorating the 50th anniversary of Southeastern's School of Nursing will highlight a silent auction planned as part of the program's gala celebration scheduled Oct. 10.
     Breaud, a school nurse with the Tangipahoa Parish School System since 2008, is a self-taught artist who loves all things Southern. Using acrylics, house paints and mixed media on wood, she creates folk art fulfilling her love of art that she says she has had forever.
     The painting will be a centerpiece at the nursing school's gala, said Ann Carruth, dean of the College of Nursing and Health Sciences.
     "It's very special that we have this unique piece created by one of our own," Carruth said. "It captures elements of the nursing profession and the South that everyone can relate to."
     Breaud is a 1993 and 1997 graduate of Southeastern in both the nursing and respiratory programs. She worked in critical care at North Oaks Medical Center before joining the school system.
     "The experience of working in a hospital gave me a unique perspective of life and its fragilities," she said.
     Breaud said she started her hobby only a few years ago with the encouragement of several friends and their belief in her creative abilities. They pushed her to participate in Hammond's Hot August Night two years ago.
     When Southeastern nursing school faculty began planning the 50th anniversary several months ago, Assistant Professor of Nursing Luanne Billingsley suggested asking Breaud to contribute a piece of her unique art.
     "I have known Dayna professionally for many years, both as a nurse and a respiratory therapist," Billingsley said. "Recently I was exposed to her talent as an artist. Her folk art comes from the soul. Since Dayna has a long history at Southeastern, I knew she would want to be a part of the 50th anniversary celebration. When invited, she didn't hesitate. She has created a unique piece of artwork to commemorate the event and everyone who has seen her work loves it."
     The painting will be auctioned at the event to help support community outreach activities by the school. Signed posters of the painting will also be sold.
     The golden anniversary celebration will be held in cooperation with the Southeastern Alumni Association on Friday, Oct. 10. The ticketed event will be held in the Grand Ballroom on the third floor of the new Student Union. A social hour from 6-7 p.m. will start the evening with a short program and socializing to follow until 9 p.m.
     "Our alumni, current students former members of the faculty, students, staff and friends of the university who want to join the School of Nursing as we celebrate 50 years of excellence are being invited to the event," said Eileen Creel, head of the School of Nursing.
     The event will feature memorabilia of the school, a brief program highlighting the history and accomplishments over the years, and recognition of "50 for 50," a listing of distinguished nursing alumni from both the undergraduate and graduate programs.
     Tickets are $40 per person and $25 for students. More information on the event can be obtained by calling 549-3772 or on the school's website,


FOLK ART TO HIGHLIGHT ANNIVERSARY EVENT – Dayna Breaud, second from left, a local artist and graduate of the Southeastern nursing and respiratory programs, presents her piece "Southern Grown" to members of the committee helping to plan Southeastern's 50th anniversary of the School of Nursing. Pictured are, from left, Eileen Creel, head of the School of Nursing; Breaud, who is also a school nurse at Hammond High Magnet School; Assistant Professor of Nursing Luanne Billingsley; and Dean of the College of Nursing and Health Sciences Ann Carruth.


Frankenstein movie score to premiere at Columbia Theatre
Michael ShapiroSoutheastern's Wind Symphony will breathe new life into "Frankenstein" by performing a new music score to accompany the classic cinema horror film during a world premiere presentation at the Columbia Theatre for the Performing Arts.
     The infamous monster comes to life again with Frankenstein – The Movie Score at the downtown theatre on Oct. 11, at 7:30 p.m.
     Columbia Theatre and Fanfare Interim Director Roy Blackwood said Frankenstein – The Movie Score enables patrons to experience one of Hollywood's classic horror films in a unique way with Southeastern's Wind Symphony performing the new music score.
     "This unique inaugural event pairs the excitement of a classic horror movie with a wind symphony score designed especially for this movie," Blackwood said. "Boris Karloff made Frankenstein world famous, and Michael Shapiro is world renowned in the music world. What a fabulous partnership and premise for viewer pleasure. Don't miss it."
     The Wind Symphony will be under the direction of guest conductor Michael Shapiro, music director and conductor of the Chappaqua Orchestra in New York's Westchester County. Shapiro wrote the music score specifically for wind symphonies.
     "In the late '20s, movies began to be produced as talkies, but fully-composed music scores were not added to film until 1933," explained Glen J. Hemberger, director of Southeastern's Wind Symphony. "The original Frankenstein movie includes stock music only during the opening and closing credits."
     That changed in 2002, when Shapiro premiered "Frankmusic," an original score to the classic 1931 film that starred Boris Karloff.
     "Many critics, such as Leonard Malton, remarked that Frankenstein is badly in need of music," noted Shapiro. "My task was to compose a film score that would be played live in a theatre, not mechanically welded to the film on a DVD or for theatrical release. The film score would have to operate much as music underscores action in an opera or ballet – always as servant to the drama, but also as its complement."
     Shapiro's work has been performed widely throughout the United States, Canada, and Europe with broadcasts of premieres on National Public Radio, the Canadian Broadcasting Corp. and others. He has amassed more than 100 works for solo voice, piano, chamber ensembles, chorus and orchestra, as well as for opera, film and television.
     Tickets for the Frankenstein – The Movie Score 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 Frankenstein -- The Movie Score 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.


FRANKENSTEIN LIVES – Guest conductor Michael Shapiro will lead Southeastern's Wind Symphony in the world premiere of his new music score he wrote as patrons view the timeless horror classic film "Frankenstein" on Saturday, Oct. 11. Scheduled for 7:30 p.m., the event will take place in the Columbia Theatre for the Performing Arts in downtown Hammond.


Impaired Faculties to give benefit concert for Columbia Theatre, Fanfare
Impaired FacultiesImpaired Faculties, will return to the Columbia Theatre for the Performing Arts in Hammond at 7:30 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 16, for an evening of rock and roll.
     The concert falls not only halfway through the fall semester and Homecoming week, but also at the mid-point of Fanfare, the annual month-long celebration of the arts, humanities, and social sciences at Southeastern. As with the band's previous performance at the Columbia Theatre last March, all proceeds from ticket sales for this benefit concert will go to support Fanfare and programming at the Columbia Theatre, according to Columbia/Fanfare Interim Director Roy Blackwood.
     All five members of Impaired Faculties serve on Southeastern's faculty, though the band has no official affiliation with the university. Joe Burns (guitar/vocals) is a professor of communication and coordinator of the Master of Arts in Organizational Communication program; Dan McCarthy (keyboards/vocals) is dean of the College of Science and Technology and professor of physics; Bill Robison (guitar/vocals) is department head and professor of history in the Department of History and Political Science; Randy Settoon (bass/vocals) is professor of management and former dean of the College of Business; and Ralph Wood (drums/vocals) is assistant dean of the College of Nursing and Health Sciences and professor of Health Studies.
     Impaired Faculties will premiere several songs from the band's forthcoming CD. To be released in early 2015, the CD is being recorded at Robison Productions, a Baton Rouge studio operated by band member Robison's brother, Tucker Robison. Two of the songs will be available on iTunes prior to the show—the socially charged "Daddy's Little Princess" and the ironic "Sex, Drugs, and Rock and Roll," the chorus of which includes the line "save my soul from sex, drugs, and rock and roll." The band also will perform a mix of other new material and old favorites.
Robinson said the concert is appropriate for all ages.
     "At our last Columbia performance in March, we had an audience ranging in ages from six to 96 and all points in between," said Robison. "By the end of the show a fair number of them were dancing in the aisles. We play loud rock, power pop and blues, and we want everyone in the audience to have as much fun as we are having onstage."
     The band is quick to note that this is not a nostalgia act, an oldies show, or a gimmick featuring cute older men.
     "We are not really that cute," says Robison, "but we are dead serious about the art of music-making, and we rock hard. The music we cover ranges from the 1950s to the present, and obviously our own original material is new, as the band has been in existence only since July 2013."
     Band members are quick to note that Impaired Faculties is strictly an after-hours activity, and they have no intention of quitting their day jobs.
     Tickets for the Oct. 16 Columbia show 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 543-4371.
     For more information, see the band's website at and the Impaired Faculties Facebook page, which band members invite you to "Like."


IMPAIRED FACULTIES – Impaired Faculties will play a benefit concert for Fanfare and Columbia Theatre for the Performing Arts on Oct. 16, at 7:30 p.m. in the downtown Hammond Theatre. Pictured from left are Dan McCarthy, Ralph Wood, Randy Settoon, Joe Burns, and Bill Robison.


Communication Sciences and Disorders news
CSD donationOn Sept. 19, Communication Sciences and Disorders Graduate Student Otto Mazzoni presented 14 gently-used Apple iPods, a commemorative plaque and a check for $1,325 to Dawn Addison, the resident activity director at Landmark Nursing Center of Hammond.
     Over the past 18 months, Otto led CSD's NSSLHA chapter in efforts to collect money and iPods in support of the Music & Memory Project. In mid-October, Landmark staff and CSD representatives will participate in a three-day Music & Memory training and begin implementation at the facility.
     Anyone who would like to learn more about the program should visit


Non-Credit Programs news

The registration deadline for the following Non-Credit Programs is approaching fast.

Quickbooks Level II

Catching Up With the Crowd: Intro to Computers

Photoshop for Beginners

Acting for Kids' Konfidence

Intrigue of the Internet: Intro to Internet

Excel Learning Series, Intermediate

King Arthur and Robin Hood


Southeastern in the news

Action News
Impaired Faculties to give benefit concert for Columbia Theatre/Fanfare

SLU Fanfare to present Julie Fowlis, Gaelic voice of Brave film

Southeastern Theatre to present Neil Simon's "Rumors"

Book signings, read-along to feature Let's Lion Up with Roomie


BR Advocate
Nursing school auction to feature artwork auction


NO Times Picayune
Rumors ... and more

SLU's Columbia Theatre will feature Gaelic singer from Disney's Brave soundtrack


This Week in Athletics
The Southeastern football, volleyball and soccer teams will all continue Southland Conference play during this week in Southeastern Athletics.
     The No. 11 Lion football team (4-2, 2-0 Southland) will be looking for its third straight victory on Saturday, when it travels to Lamar for a 6 p.m. contest in Beaumont, Texas. 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
     The SLU volleyball team (5-11, 2-2 Southland) will host a pair of league matches this week. Southeastern welcomes McNeese State on Tuesday for a 7 p.m. match. Southeastern Athletics will hold the "Dig the Lions" promotion in conjunction with Tuesday's match, as SLU students will receive free t-shirts and food while supplies last. Select lucky fans will have an opportunity to win as much as $50 in the "Deal or No Deal" contest held between the second and third sets.
     On Saturday, the Lady Lions will look to complete a season sweep of UNO, as the Privateers visit the University Center for a 2 p.m. match. LionVision subscribers will be able to access a live video stream of all of this week's action at
     The soccer team (10-3, 3-2 Southland) will return home this week for the first time in October. On Friday, the Lady Lions welcome Central Arkansas for a 4 p.m. match at the Southeastern Soccer Complex.
     The softball team continues fall play on Friday, hosting Meridian Community College at 1 p.m. at North Oak Park.


Tuesday, October 7
Volleyball, vs. McNeese State, University Center, 7 p.m. (LionVision)*
     - Dig the Lions – Students receive free t-shirts and food as available


Friday, October 10
Soccer, vs. Central Arkansas, Southeastern Soccer Complex, 4 p.m.*
Softball, vs. Meridian CC, North Oak Park, 1 p.m.


Saturday, October 11
Football, at Lamar, Beaumont, Texas, 6 p.m. (KSLU) (WHMD) (WJSH)*
Volleyball, vs. New Orleans, University Center, 2 p.m. (LionVision)*


Professional activities
Dr. Hye-Young Kim (Physics) has published an article titled "Wetting Transitions of Water on Graphite and Graphene," in the Journal of Physical Chemistry A, Vol.118, 8237-8241 (2014) in collaboration with researchers at Penn State University and Universidade de Sao Paulo (Brazil).
     Dr. Tim Gautreaux (English) was invited to be a speaker and panelist at Festival America in Paris. During the eight-day trip, Gautreaux was interviewed by Radio France and eight other broadcast stations and magazines. He participated in five panels at the festival answering questions about two of his novels, which have recently been published by Le Seuil in translation. One of them, The Missing, is presently the number 4 seller in France in the category of foreign fiction. Dr. Gautreaux's first novel, The Next Step in the Dance, will be published in French by Le Seuil next year. Festival America is the largest literary gathering in Europe dedicated to writing from the Americas, is held every two years, and attracts an audience of 35,000 readers.
     Gary Keown (Fine and Performing Arts) will present a paper for the Southeastern College Art Conference in Sarasota, Fla., Oct. 8 - 11. His paper titled "The Art + Design Exhibition: a matter of CONTEXT" will be part of the session "Is Graphic Design Fine Art? Does it matter?"


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