Sealey recognized for teaching

Nursing to celebrate 50th year

Columbia Season opens Sept. 14

Press box dedicated

Art Gallery announces fall schedule

Etiquette seminar offered Tuesday

Albertson's backs the Lions

Food Pantry needs volunteers

University Chapter meets Wednesday

Counseling program awarded grant

Simpson receives achievement award

'No More' campaign schedules events

Provost's Fund receives donation

KHS Alumnus of the Year to speak

Envoc recognized by Inc. Magazine

Journalists tour Turtle Cove

Grad. app. deadline Sept. 15

Rec Sports and Wellness news

Non-credit programs available

Southeastern in the news

This Week in Athletics

Professional activities

President's Award for Excellence in Teaching - Lorinda Sealey
Lorinda SealeyStarting a new graduate program is no easy task. And adding a largely online teaching component designed for working nurses complicates the process even more.
     When Southeastern introduced its doctorate program in advanced nurse practice in 2012, associate professor of nursing Lorinda Sealey was called upon to serve as graduate coordinator and to help develop the curriculum and implement the program.
     "Lorinda was integral in establishing policy, development of recruitment plans and implementing the curriculum components. She is known for her clear insight into seemingly complex situations, she frequently voices the rights of students, and has a moral compass by which we should all live," said Ann Carruth, dean of the College of Nursing and Health Sciences.
     A member of the Southeastern faculty since 1989, Sealy – who holds the Sarah K. Thornhill Endowed Professorship in Nursing -- is being honored with this year's President's Award for Excellence in Teaching. Recognized by others in the nursing profession, in 2011, Sealey was awarded the Helen Johnson Cremeens Excellence in Teaching Award by the Baton Rouge District Nurses Association.
     "Dr. Sealey has proven her commitment to nursing education through her years of successful service, said former student Pamela Woods of Prairieville. "She remained dedicated to the success of her students through unconventional wisdom and resourceful planning, qualities only the most devoted educators possess."
     "She is dedicated to helping students achieve success," said colleague Staci Anderson, assistant professor of nursing. "She challenges her students to higher levels of critical thinking and problem solving. She is very passionate about her students, the pursuit of learning and serves as an excellent role model."
     "Dr. Sealy has taught courses across the curriculum, from undergraduate to doctorate, and much of her teaching and research has focused on global health and cultural competence in nursing," said Professor of Health Education and Promotion Linda Synovitz.
     Synovitz said Sealey exemplifies her interest in cultural issues by leading study abroad programs in Honduras. In her capacity as a project team member, she worked with nursing students to help them understand cultural perspectives, role model cultural competency, and to assist with onsite translation.
     "I used evidenced-based information to update courses to reflect population and professional trends and standards," Sealey said. "I designed Nursing 360, 'Essentials of Cultural Competence in Nursing Care,' to provide students a framework and the skills to assess and provide culturally competent care for individuals and families from diverse cultural groups."
     Sealey draws on her experience gained over the years from working at institutions such as Cornell Medical Center's New York Hospital, Arizona State University, the Kettering Cancer Center in New York, and the New York City Department of Health.
In addition to course development, instruction and mentoring of students, Sealy has also helped secure grant funding for teaching methodologies and to provide scholarship opportunities for students. Most recently, she has been awarded $24,000 in 2011 and $637,328 in 2012 for the Advance Education Nursing Traineeship grant from the Health Resources and Services Administration. This has provided scholarship monies for graduate nursing students.
     As clinical course coordinator, Sealey mentors and orients new faculty members regarding course documents, operations and standards, and the learning management system. She also developed the Online Orientation Module for new and part-time clinical faculty.
     In addition to her teaching load, she is responsible for the day-to-day operations of the graduate nursing program, which includes the master's and the post-master's programs, and the doctorate program in collaboration with the DNP coordinator. She coordinates the selection, admission and orientation of all master's students, makes all teaching assignments, orients new faculty members to policies and procedures, and compiles data and writes reports to the Louisiana State Board of Nursing and other accrediting bodies.
     When asked about her success in teaching, Sealey said her love for nursing and education and her belief in collaboration and professional development through continuing education have all contributed to her success.
     Her peers note that Sealey's teaching demonstrates excellence in merging all areas necessary to be recognized as an outstanding nurse educator for both undergraduate and graduate students. Her teaching activities facilitate learning and learner development and utilize appropriate assessment strategies. She promotes scholarship, and her leadership has been instrumental in student and program success.
     "Dr. Sealey is an ambassador for the School of Nursing," Synovitz said. "She truly exemplifies excellence in teaching."


Southeastern nursing program to celebrate 50th anniversary with gala
Nursing program celebrates fifty yearsWhen Southeastern initiated its nursing program, it was designed to meet the growing health care needs of the north shore area.
     The objective holds true today, 50 years later. What started out as a barebones program with only three graduates in its inaugural class has evolved into its own School of Nursing that now offers bachelor's, master's and doctoral degrees. Nearly 4,200 graduates have been educated with the knowledge and skills to enter the healthcare field.
     To celebrate its golden anniversary, the School of Nursing, in cooperation with the Southeastern Alumni Association, is sponsoring a gala celebration on Friday, Oct. 10. The ticketed event will be held in the Grand Ballroom on the third floor of the new addition to the Student Union. A social hour at 6 p.m. will start the evening followed by a short program and an evening of celebration ending at 9 p.m.
     "We are inviting all our alumni and current students, our former members of the faculty, staff and friends of the university and the School of Nursing to join us as we look back over the past 50 years," said Ann Carruth, dean of the College of Nursing and Health Sciences and a 1984 graduate of the school.
     The event, she said, will feature memorabilia of the history of the school, a brief program highlighting the history and major accomplishments over the years and recognition of "50 for 50," a listing of distinguished nursing alumni from both the undergraduate and graduate programs.
     The event will also include a silent auction featuring items from various vendors and donors and a unique painting created by Southeastern nursing graduate Dayna Moreno Breaud, a school nurse with the Tangipahoa Parish School System. A commemorative poster of the painting, special t-shirts, gift items and an illustrated history of the nursing program will also be available.
     Carruth said Ponchatoula artist and art instructor Kim Howes Zabbia has also created an outdoor "quilt block" commemorating the anniversary that will on display at the event. The quilt, which will be part of the Louisiana Quilt Trail, will eventually be placed on the east side of the College of Nursing and Health Sciences Building facing North Oak Avenue.
     Sponsors for the celebration include Our Lady of the Lake Regional Medical Center, Champion Level; North Oaks Health System, Leader Level; Hurst Review Services, Caregivers Level; and CARE Inc., Louisiana Heart Hospital, Woman's Hospital and St. Tammany Parish Hospital, Friends Level.
     Tickets are $40 per person and $25 for students. More information can be obtained by calling the office of the Dean of Nursing and Health Sciences at 985-549-5179 or on the School of Nursing website,


PREPARING TO CELEBRATE – Southeastern School of Nursing administrators, faculty and students are preparing to celebrate the program's 50th anniversary at a gala planned for Oct. 10. Pictured under a banner announcing the Golden Anniversary are, front row, from left, students and faculty Sian Poirrier, Alwyn Payadue, Dean of the College of Nursing and Health Sciences Ann Carruth, Warren Locke and Miesha Williams; second row, from left, Sydney Joffray, Catherine Johns, Cassidy Sanchez, Julia White, Whitney Curry, faculty member Terry Compton, and Devin Vernon; third row, from left, faculty member Michelle Reed, Shelly Spann, Kammy Gerkin, and Justin Montalbano.


Columbia Theatre Season to open Sept. 14
Rioult Dance NYThe 2014-15 season of Southeastern's Columbia Theatre for the Performing Arts offers something for everyone this year, featuring everything from Shakespeare to modern dance to Motown.
     The season opens Sept. 14 with Laurie Rubin, a critically acclaimed opera singer and inspirational speaker who is blind. Later in the season, patrons will be treated to musical performances by Masters of Soul, a celebration of the legendary songs and performers that defined Motown and soul music, and Julie Fowlis, a Gaelic musical artist best known for her work on the soundtrack of the Disney Pixar movie "Brave."
     Also on tap are performances by Rioult Dance NY, Aquila Theatre Company presenting Shakespeare's "The Tempest," country and gospel singer Morgan Frazier, and a special screening of "Frankenstein – The Movie Score" (for wind symphonies) by noted American composer and conductor Michael Shapiro accompanied by the Southeastern Wind Symphony.
     A compliment to the Columbia Theatre season, Fanfare, the university's annual fall celebration of the arts, humanities and social sciences, will feature more "home-grown" artists than ever before. Fanfare will once again showcase music, theater, lectures, films, children's events, art exhibits and more, highlighting the variety of talent faculty and students have to offer in Fanfare's 29th season.
     First on tap is Southeastern Opera/Theatre Workshop's presentation of "Sweeny Todd, the Demon Barber of Fleet Street" Sept. 25 and 26 in the Columbia Theatre for the Performing Arts at 7:30 p.m.
     Set in 19th century England, the production tells the story of Benjamin Barker, also known as Sweeney Todd, who returns to London after 15 years' imprisonment on trumped-up charges. When he finds out that his wife poisoned herself after being raped by the judge who imprisoned him, he vows revenge on the judge and, later, on others as well. He teams up with a pie maker, Mrs. Lovett, and opens a barbershop in which he slits the throats of customers and has them baked into pies.
     Also in the theater category and back by popular demand is Missoula Children's Theatre, a traveling theatre group that casts local children in a production, rehearses for one week and stages a full scale performance at the end of the week. The casting is scheduled on Oct. 27, and rehearsals begin that day and continue for the rest of the week. This year's production of the "Pied Piper" is scheduled on Nov. 1 at Amite High School, 403 S. Laurel in Amite. For more information about Missoula Children's Theatre, contact Rowanna Currier or Charlie Vance at 985-748-8761.
     The annual Then and Now Lecture Series returns once again with a range of topics, including Louisiana's Russell Long; Tolkien and mythological imagination; the assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand and the outbreak of World War I; Dr. Who, and the meanings behind Christmas carols.
     Also on the Fanfare menu are art exhibits at Southeastern's Contemporary Art Gallery, performances by Southeastern's own Chamber Orchestra and its annual "Spooktacular, the university's own rock band Impaired Faculties, Wind Symphony, and various other music recitals.
     The complete Fanfare schedule will be posted and updated regularly at For more information on the Columbia Theatre season, contact the administrative office at 543-4366 or visit


DANCING INTO THE SEASON - Southeastern's Columbia Theatre for the Performing Arts will present Rioult Dance NY on Nov. 9, at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are available at the Columbia Theatre box office, on line at, or by calling 543-4371.


Press Box dedicated

Press Box dedication

The John A. Chauvin Press Box was officially dedicated prior to kick off of the first home football game of the season. The Lions went on to defeat Jacksonville 41-14. The press box was possible due to funds from Southeastern Alumnae and Good Morning America anchor Robin Roberts and the Chauvin family and friends.


Contemporary Art Gallery announces fall schedule
Southeastern's Contemporary Art Gallery has announced its fall schedule to include exhibitions, events, lectures, and workshops featuring several renowned artists.
     All events are free and open to students, faculty, and the general public. The gallery is located at 100 East Stadium, next to Clark Hall and Strawberry Stadium.
     The season begins Sept. 4, with the exhibit "Visual Telegrams" by internationally acclaimed graphic designer Richard B. Doubleday, assistant professor in the Department of Graphic Design at LSU. An opening reception will be held in the gallery that evening from 5 to 7 p.m. The show will run until Oct. 1.
     A printmaking workshop for students will be offered Oct. 8-10, with international visual artist David Dubose, who has been recognized for his use of paper to create original prints and mixed medium works. Dubose is currently an assistant professor of drawing and foundations at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette.
     A multi-artist series will run in the gallery Oct. 16- Nov. 7. "Street Art to Gallery Art" will feature works by artists Joseph Staples of Vancouver, Canada, and painter and graphic designer Chic Connell of Nashville. Both are individuals who have moved their artwork from the streets to the gallery, while preserving a style developed from street art techniques.
     Running in the Video Gallery in the same exhibition will be Lisa K. Blatt's "Spinning on the Enola Gay Runway Until I Make Myself Sick." Blatt is a photographer whose work focuses on the light, beauty, and simplicity of the desert and other extreme landscapes. She has won numerous awards and residencies in the United States, Chile and Antarctica.
     The series will also feature the Alumni Designers Exhibition, guest curated by award-winning, local photo journalist and graphic designer Tony Romain. A former Southeastern student, photographer and designer at the student newspaper "The Lion's Roar," Romain is currently a creative contributor for 5 Stones Media in Hammond.
     The last event of the season will be the annual Senior Exhibition. The exhibition will run Nov. 20 through Dec. 13 and will feature works of senior art students at Southeastern. An opening reception will be held Nov. 20, from 5 to 7 p.m. in the gallery.
     For more information, contact the gallery at 549-5080 or via email to Gallery Director Dale Newkirk at


Southeastern students, alumni invited to professional presence and etiquette seminar Tuesday
Anna Bass seminarSoutheastern students and alumni are invited to participate in a professional presence and etiquette seminar in anticipation of Career Fair 2014, the Office of Career Services' annual university wide career event.
     Held as a benefit exclusively for students and alumni, the seminar is scheduled Tuesday, Sept. 9, at 3:30 p.m. in Garrett Hall, room 14.
     "Participants will learn how to more effectively interact with employers, dress in acceptable attire, and better prepare one's time before, during and after Career Fair 2014," said Ken Ridgedell, director of Career Services.
     Over 125 employers will participate in Career Fair 2014, which is scheduled Thursday, Sept. 18, from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. in the Pennington Student Activity Center on the corner of University Avenue and General Pershing.
     To get the most out of the fair, Ridgedell said students and alumni should bring copies of their resumes; be prepared to briefly discuss career interests, goals, knowledge and skills; and collect brochures and business cards.
     Resume FAQs and samples are also available at For additional information on Career Fair 2014 or the pre-fair seminar, contact Career Services at 549 2121 or or visit


LEARNING INTERVIEW ETIQUETTE – Anna Bass, right, gives interview dress tips with the help of two student models during last year's professional presence and etiquette seminar. This year's seminar is scheduled Sept. 9, at 3:30 p.m. in Garrett Hall, room 14.


Albertson's hosts tailgate kickoff event

Albertson's Tailgating EventSoutheastern Football Coach Ron Roberts addressed the crowd at Albertson's in Hammond during the Tailgating Event on Friday (Sept. 5) prior to the Lion's home game against Southern Utah. The Lion's rolled to a 2-0 record with a 41 - 20 win.

     Throughout the football season, Albertson's is offering a 10 percent discount on groceries on Southeastern football game days to customers who wear Southeastern apparel when shopping. This applies to both home and away game days.


Southeastern Food Pantry in need of volunteers
The Southeastern Food Pantry is searching for volunteers to assist with pantry operations. The Southeastern Food Pantry is open Tuesdays from 9 a.m. to noon and Wednesdays from 2:30-5:30 p.m.
     For more information, please contact Tasha Cooper at 549-3771 or


Alumni Association University Chapter to meet Wednesday
The next meeting of the University Chapter will be held this Wednesday, Sept. 10, at 12:15 p.m. at the Alumni Center. A free lunch will be provided. Complimentary massages will also be available, so come early. Please RSVP so we can plan for lunch.
     All current Southeastern faculty and staff are eligible to join the chapter. Annual dues are $10 for alumni and $15 for everyone else. The chapter meets bimonthly, and you can expect a free lunch, door prizes and lots of fun at each meeting.


Southeastern counseling program awarded training grant
Counseling Program receives grantThanks to a Louisiana Board of Regents grant totaling $71,340, Southeastern's graduate counseling program will be the first and only program in the state to use specialized technology in its research and student training.
     The play analyzer software program, now in use in the graduate counseling program under the Department of Health and Human Sciences, will allow faculty supervisors to monitor and record live video sessions of students in practice, said Reshelle Marino, assistant professor of counseling and principal grant investigator.
     Master's level students enrolled in the practicum and internship courses for school counseling, clinical mental health, or marriage and family tracks will participate in research. Each student will receive their own laptop, software program, camcorder, tripod, and SD card reader.
     "The system will assist our research process by providing more accurate and efficient access to clinical data and video examples, allowing supervisors to provide faster corrective measures for treatment and student training," Marino said. "There are only 12 accredited counseling programs in Louisiana, and we are the first and only program to utilize this technology."
     Marino explained that as a requirement for graduation, counseling graduate students must perform 700 hours of supervised field experience in their respective graduate tracks.
     "In addition to faculty using the technology to develop training material, utilizing the technology for the required 700 field experience hours will enhance the experience for graduate students and allow them to be highly competitive in today's workforce," she said.
     For more information about the grant, contact Marino at 549-5928.


COUNSELING PROGRAM RECEIVES GRANT – Assistant Professor of Counseling Reshelle Marino, center, explains the new software program on one of the university's laptops purchased through a Louisiana Board of Regents grant. The technology will be used in research and student training in the graduate counseling program. Listening intently are Alysse Bulich, left, and Christianne Ricard, both graduate counseling education majors from Baton Rouge.


Southeastern's Simpson receives Lifetime Achievement Award from CPAs
Rick SimpsonRick Simpson, associate professor in the Southeastern Department of Accounting and Finance, has been honored with the Lifetime Achievement in Accounting Education Award by the Society of Louisiana Certified Public Accountants (LCPA).
     The award is presented annually to individuals who distinguish themselves as outstanding full-time accounting educators, participate in scholarly research and contribute to professional organizations.
     Currently serving as president of the North Shore Chapter of the LCPA, Simpson has also served the chapter as an at-larger member of the board, secretary, treasurer and president elect. He has been involved in accounting education for nearly 30 years. A member of the accounting faculty at Southeastern since 1996, he previously taught at the University of Houston and the University of Texas at San Antonio. He briefly worked as a staff accountant with Peat, Marwick, Mitchell and Co. – currently KPMG – in San Antonio.
     Simpson received his undergraduate and master's degree from Baylor University and his doctorate in accounting from the University of Houston. He is a resident of Hammond.



Southeastern presents sexual violence awareness campaign
As Southeastern students are returning to campus this fall, they are being presented with a campus wide sexual violence awareness campaign called "No More."
     Scheduled on campus throughout September, the events are geared to raise awareness of sexual violence and how it can be prevented. Sponsors of the campaign include the Southeastern Student Government Association, the University Counseling Center, University Police, Reach Out And Respond (ROAR), and the Department of Sociology and Criminal Justice.
     "Don't be a Zebra," a second workshop, is scheduled Sept. 10, from 6 – 8 p.m. in the Student Union Theatre. It will focus on how to intervene in sexual violence and how not to be a bystander.
     The Southeastern Student Government Association will host "Take the Pledge" on Sept. 11. From 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Student Union, students will have the opportunity to make a pledge against sexual violence.
     The final event of the campaign will take place on Sept. 13 and 14, as the University Police Department presents a Rape Aggression Defense Class (RAD). The two-day class is open to women only and free to Southeastern students and employees. The Saturday hours are 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., while Sunday hours are 12 to 5 p.m. For more information, contact University Police at
     For information on the campaign, contact the Student Government Association at


Foundation donates $39K to Provost's Fund via Chefs Evening
Donation from Chefs EveningThis year's Chefs Evening saw a new venue, new restaurants and strong revenue. The main purpose in Chefs Evening is to secure annual support for academic programs through the colleges. Proceeds from this year's event allowed the Foundation to present Provost Tammy Bourg with a check for $39,000 for the second year in a row.
     Vice President for Advancement, Wendy Lauderdale commented on the longstanding partnership between Chefs Evening and the academic programs.
     "The Foundation has been proud to put on such a strong event each year in order to ensure that academic programs have a pool of funds that are not subject to budget cuts and are available throughout the coming year," she said.


DONATION - From left, Provost Tammy Bourg receives a check from Vice President Wendy Lauderdale and Assistant Director for Annual Giving and Chefs Evening Coordinator Tasha Cooper.


KHS Alumnus of the Year to Speak on Health Promotion
Dr. Robert Sloan, a Southeastern alumnus, with give an invited presentation titled, "Health Promotion - An International Perspective," on Wednesday, Sept. 10, from 12:30-1:30 p.m. in the Student Union Theater.
     Sloan is the 2014 Alumnus of the Year of the Department of Kinesiology and Health Studies. After graduating from Southeastern with a master's degree in Health Promotion and Exercise Science, he began working in health promotion for the U.S. Navy. Within five years, he was promoted to head of the Health Promotion Department at the naval hospital in Yokosuka, Japan, where he coordinated training and research for all Department of Defense medical facilities throughout Asia.
     He finished his military career as lead health promotion advisor for the Navy and Marine Corps Public Health Center in Portsmouth, Va., completed a PhD. in Public Health, and was awarded the Navy Health Research Award three times. From 2010-2014 he served as Deputy Director of Health Promotion in Singapore, where he led that country's efforts to develop physical activity guidelines and implement national health promotion initiatives. Recently he joined the academic sector and currently is an associate professor at the Kagoshima University Medical School in Kagoshima, Japan.


Envōc named among fastest growing businesses by Inc. Magazine
A software development company housed in Southeastern's Business Incubator has been listed in Inc. Magazine's list of 5,000 fastest growing businesses in the country.
     Envōc, which specializes in custom software, Web and mobile application development, saw 141 percent growth in 2013 and was ranked 18th out of 41 Louisiana companies that made the national listing. Envōc was listed as number 2,652 nationally.
     In addition to its offices in the Southeastern Business Incubator, Envōc also maintains an office in Baton Rouge.
Envōc founder and President Calvin Fabre said having so many Louisiana companies on the list speaks highly of the entrepreneurial spirit and determination that exists in the state.
     "We are proud to be counted among this group," he said. "We owe our continued success to the passionate and talented professionals added to our team, thanks in no small part, to the relationship we have with Southeastern and our tenancy in the Small Business Development Center Incubator."
     Envōc partners with the university's Department of Computer Science and Industrial Technology to provide internships and job opportunities for the university's students and graduates.


Environmental journalists to tour Southeastern's Turtle Cove
The Society of Environmental Journalists conference attendees toured Southeastern's Turtle Cove Environmental Research Station.
     Reporters and editors from throughout the nation visited the center, located on Pass Manchac, on Thursday (Sept. 4) as part of the conference's field trip, "Louisiana's Great Lakes, Cypress Swamps and Woodpeckers." The tour also includes a visit to the Big Branch National Wildlife Refuge.
     "We were pleased to be on the schedule for this influential group of journalists, so that we can help explain some of the environmental impacts on coastal wetland loss in our region," said Turtle Cove Director Rob Moreau. "We also outlined what some of our own researchers and graduate students are doing regarding wetland ecology and restoration and what we do from an educational outreach perspective."
     The journalists toured the Turtle Cove complex itself, which has been fully restored following Hurricane Katrina, and walked the boardwalk located behind the station with its signs identifying 55 different species of reptiles, amphibians, mammals, birds, fish and vegetation that inhabit the Manchac wetlands. On the pontoon boat rides to and from the station, Moreau discussed the environmental history of the area, including the socio-economic, cultural and natural history.
     Owned and operated by Southeastern, Turtle Cove plays a valuable role as a center of research for Southeastern faculty and graduate students, as well as those from other colleges and universities. The center also maintains an important outreach program, providing educational tours and experiences for area schools.
     For more information on Turtle Cove, visit the website


September 15 is final day for Southeastern students to apply for fall 2014 graduation
University officials announced the final day for Southeastern students to apply to graduate in fall 2014 is Sept. 15.
The graduation application and payment deadlines will be strictly enforced, university officials said.
     Candidates for associate's, bachelor's, master's and doctoral degrees can apply for graduation by logging into their LeoNet campus accounts and choosing the "Self Service, Degree Progress/Graduation, Apply for Graduation" option. Instructions are available on the "Current Students" link at; then click on "Graduation Information – Apply for Graduation" or call Southeastern's Office of the Registrar at 549-2066.
     The $35 application fee should be paid directly to the Controller's Office, located on North Campus in the Financial Aid Building.


Rec Sports and Wellness news

Rec Sports and Wellness announces its new fitness class designed exclusively for Southeastern's faculty and staff called Green and Gold Grit.
     Created for any fitness level, the Green and Gold Grit experience includes the use of hand weights, exercise balls, body weights and resistance bands set to great music. Classes will be held Monday-Thursday at either 6:30 a.m. or 12 p.m. and start the week of Sept. 8.
     Green and Gold Grit is taught by elite personal trainer Rebecca Cathey. This class requires a commitment fee of $100 for Pennington Student Activity Center members and $150 for non- members. A pre and post assessment is included in the fee.
Spaces are limited. Register at the Membership Desk in the Student Activity Center.
     For more information email or call 549-5728. A workout each day keeps the doctor away!


The Recreational Sports and Wellness staff gives educational tours of the Pennington Student Activity Center (SAC) for Southeastern's academic classes. This guided tour takes approximately 30-40 minutes, including information regarding Rec Sports programs and services and their relation to stress management.
     Class tours are given during the SAC's operating hours and must be scheduled 48 hours in advance. Most are given during the actual time that the class normally meets. Tours begin after everyone meets in the lobby.
     In the event that faculty/instructors/graduate assistants are unable to accompany their class on the tour, a sign in sheet must be provided to Rec Sports. Students will need to bring their Southeastern student IDs for check in. For more information or to schedule a tour, email or call 549-5738.


Non-credit programs available

Utilizing the Stock Market Game
David Faerber, Sept. 23

In this course, the presenter will share with participants ready-to-use lessons that incorporate the Stock Market Game into classroom lesson plans. Participants will learn how to use this innovative learning tool to teach financial literacy to their students, as well as gain a greater understanding of personal finance practices themselves. Topics covered will include: basic stock market vocabulary, how to read a stock table, where to find "tips" to help students find and follow stocks. The presenter will share over 20 years of classroom experience participating in the Stock Market Game. Learn more.


How Money Works for Teachers
Liz Reno and Shannon Bernard, Part One: Sept. 25; Part Two: Sept. 29

Are you an educator or future educator ready to take control of your financial success? Financial success on a teacher salary can happen if you take charge. This course will introduce students to major concepts necessary to make informed decisions regarding finances. There are no technology requirements or prerequisites for this class, and no charge to attend. Register today.


QuickBooks Level I
Jason DeGraw or Vanessa Faciane-Bickham, dates vary depending on location

Want to get an edge in the bookkeeping field? QuickBooks software is used by more than five million businesses in the US. You must have basic computer knowledge and some understanding of financial terms (checking accounts, revenues, expenses, etc.) We also offer Levels II & III. Register now.


ACT Test Preparation
Dates vary depending on location

The ACT Review class is designed to help students prepare for the ACT college entrance exam. Students will review major concepts most commonly found on the ACT and will be provided test-taking tips and strategies. Students should use the information provided during class time as part of their overall test preparation strategy. Register now.


Southeastern in the news

Action News

SLU receives plant donations from area nurseries


Albertson's to host Southeastern tailgate kick event on Sept. 5


Southeastern's counseling program awarded Regents grant


Southeastern's Simpson receives lifetime achievement award


Columbia Theatre season to open Sept. 14


Employeers invited to participate in SLU career fair Sept. 18


Faculty Senate objects to higher costs, less free speech


Southeastern offers public info on snakes of Louisiana


SLU Contemporary Art Gallery announces fall schedule


Employers invited to participate in SLU Career Fair


BR Advocate
SLU off to a fresh start (photo story)


SLU employee tapped to serve on board


SLU honors former vice presidents


Plant donations aid in campus beautification


North Oaks welcomes radiologist Brett Travis


SLU professor gets lifetime achievement award


Hammond Daily Star
Edwards urges Faculty Senate to act


N.O. Times Picayune
What do UL System employees make?


Small Business Saturday is topic of SLU seminar


This Week in Athletics
The Southeastern football, golf, soccer and volleyball teams will all be in action during this week in Southeastern Athletics.
     The No. 3 Lion football team (2-0) will hit the road for the first time in 2014, traveling to face Tulane (0-2) at 7 p.m. on Saturday in Yulman Stadium. The contest will be televised live on ESPN3. The game will also 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).
     The Lion Athletics Association, in conjunction with the New Orleans Chapter of the Southeastern Alumni Association, will host a tailgate in conjunction with Saturday's game.
     The tailgate, featuring free food, drinks and music will be located in the LBC quad of campus and begin at noon and close at 6:30 p.m. in anticipation of the 7 p.m. kickoff. Food will begin being served at 3:30 p.m. Kajun 107.1 FM and Highway 104.7 FM will offer a live remote from 4-6 p.m.
     Fans may arrive beginning at 11 a.m. to set up their tailgate tents around the LAA for free on first-come, first-serve basis. Tents may be no larger than 10x10. The tailgate loading zone is on Drill Road. Fans may unload their tailgate supplies, but must proceed to find parking once finished.
     Parking will be limited and fans are encouraged to rely on the game day guide and maps available on the football page at for more information. The closest parking to our tailgate will be in the Holy Name of Jesus lot. Fans may also park at the Superdome and shuttle over.
     The Southeastern golf team will open up the 2014-15 season this week, competing in the Sam Hall Intercollegiate on Monday and Tuesday in Hattiesburg, Miss. The Lions will then head to Burlington, Iowa to compete in the Golfweek Conference Challenge. The tournament runs through this Sunday through next Tuesday.
     The soccer team (6-0) will look to continue its undefeated start to the season this week. The Lady Lions travel to Memphis for a 7 p.m. contest on Friday.
     The volleyball team (2-5) will join the football team at Tulane, where it will compete in the All-State Sugar Bowl Collegiate Classic. The Lady Lions will face the host Green Wave on Thursday at 7 p.m. On Friday, Southeastern faces Florida Atlantic at 4:30 p.m. Southeastern's tournament slate closes with a 10 a.m. match versus Howard on Saturday.


Monday, Sept. 8
Men's Golf, at Sam Hall Intercollegiate, Hattiesburg, Miss., 8:30 a.m.


Tuesday, Sept. 9
Men's Golf, at Sam Hall Intercollegiate, Hattiesburg, Miss., 8 a.m.


Thursday, Sept. 11
Volleyball, at Tulane (All State Sugar Bowl Collegiate Classic), New Orleans, 7 p.m.


Friday, Sept. 12
Soccer, at Memphis, Memphis, Tenn., 7 p.m.
Volleyball, vs. Florida Atlantic (All State Sugar Bowl Collegiate Classic), New Orleans, 4:30 p.m.


Saturday, Sept. 13
Football, at Tulane, New Orleans, 7 p.m. (ESPN3) (KSLU 90.9) (WHMD 107.1) (WJSH 104.7)
Volleyball, vs. Howard (All State Sugar Bowl Collegiate Classic), New Orleans, 10 a.m.


Sunday, Sept. 14
Men's Golf, at Golfweek Conference Challenge, Burlington, Iowa, All Day


Professional activities
Dr. Logan Place (Music) taught his seventh year this summer at Blue Lake Fine Arts Camp in Twin Lake, Mich. He performed principal trumpet in the Festival Orchestra, Opera Pit Orchestra, and Festival Band. He also performed a solo recital that was broadcast internationally on Blue Lake Public Radio. Blue Lake is a summer camp for the arts geared for high school and junior high school students. The camp annually serves over 5,400 campers. Blue Lake has over 175 performances every summer and ran from June 25 to Aug. 17.
     David Gurney (Mathematics) presented "Bringing Variety to Elementary Statistics Problems Based on Real Data" and helped moderate the session on Teaching or Learning Introductory Mathematics at the 2014 Mathematical Association of America Mathfest in Portland, Ore., Aug. 6 - 9. Additionally, he was in Kansas City, Mo. in June, along with 700 other statistics teachers from the high school and college level, helping to grade free-response questions on 183 thousand AP Statistics Tests for the Educational Testing Service.


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