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1) CHEFS EVENING PATRONS - Chefs Evening patrons enjoy mingling and sampling the delicious offerings at Chefs Evening 2015 in the Student Union Grand Ballroom.
2) GETTING READY - Staff from Tope La' Restaurant and Catering prepare a tuna delicacy for patrons during the event.
Southeastern Theatre presents Beware the Licorice Vines
Southeastern Theatre is set to present the world premiere of Beware the Licorice Vines by playwright Eddie Zipperer, winner of the first Inkslinger Playwriting Competition. The show will run Monday-Thursday, March 9-12.
The performances take place in Vonnie Borden Theatre in D Vickers Hall at 7:30 p.m. General admission tickets are $10; $5 for Southeastern faculty and staff, seniors, and non-Southeastern students; and Southeastern students are admitted free with ID.
Beware the Licorice Vines tells the tale of a young artist, Hudson Manning, who has lost his will to paint after surviving a tragedy. This drama tells the story of how he breaks free of his past and finds his way.
"I think the audience will have a lot of fun watching the play," said Director Chad Winters. "It's a drama with a lot of mixed in humor. Sometimes we go inside Hudson's head or his dreams, and it's a wild ride."
The cast consists of MJ Ricks of Lacombe as "Hudson," Emily Nodine of Central as "Laura," Misty Gros of Lafitte as "Katie," Tyler Meyer of Mandeville as "Tom," and Taylor Sinclaire of LaPlace as "Radio Voice."
For more information, contact Southeastern Theatre at 549-2115.
Southeastern schedules annual Guitar Festival
Music from a variety of cultures and historical eras, as well as music from Louisiana composers, will be the focus of the 16th annual Southeastern Guitar Festival.
"It is a testament to the university's mission that we have been able to present this festival for 16 consecutive years," said Patrick Kerber, guitar instructor and festival coordinator. "The goal is to offer students and the community a venue which showcases the guitar's versatility and scope in our diverse modern music culture."
Sponsored by the Department of Fine and Performing Arts, the Southeastern Arts and Lectures Committee, the Southeastern Guitar Club, Dr. Ted's Musician's Center of Hammond, Jody Mayeux's Music Shop of Walker, and Stan Hebert's Music Shoppe, the festival will launch March 11 with a solo performance by Kerber and will run through April 20.
All events are free, open to the public, and scheduled as follows:
• March 11, 7:30 p.m., Pottle Auditorium; Kerber will perform his own composition, "Mississippi Suite," and J.S. Bach's "Suite BWV 1009."
• March 27, 7:30 p.m., Pottle Recital Hall; Masterclass by festival guest artist Robert Wetzel of the University of California at San Diego and San Diego State University who will instruct Southeastern guitar students in an informal performance setting.
• March 28, 7:30 p.m., Pottle Auditorium; Wetzel performs a solo recital featuring music by J.S. Bach, Granados, Debussy and Ravel.
• April 15, 7:30 p.m., Pottle Auditorium; The Southeastern Guitar Ensemble performs music arranged and composed for two, three, four and ten guitars, featuring music by Corelli, Telemann, Kerber and Still.
• April 20, 7:30 p.m., Pottle Performance Circle, All Styles Night on the Circle – Under the April Stars; Southeastern students and local area guitarists perform a program of jazz, classical, pop and original music. In the event of inclement weather, the concert will move to Pottle Recital Hall.
For more information, contact Kerber at 549-2886, or firstname.lastname@example.org.
GUITAR ENSEMBLE - Southeastern will host the 16th annual Guitar Festival with programs scheduled in March and April. Guitar Festival Guest Artist Robert Wetzel is scheduled to give a masterclass on March 27 and a performance on March 28. All events are free and open to the public.
Retiree Reception scheduled
There will be a reception for the 2014-2015 retirees on Tuesday, March 17, at 2 p.m. at the Alumni Center.
The following retirees will be honored: Nicki Anzelmo-Skelton, Luther Burch, Linda Deamer, Robert Deeb, Terry Donnow, Dianne Dyson, Anita Farkas, Terry Fitzpatrick, Felton Freeman, Ladonna Guillot, Marta Gumpert, Barbara Hebert, Abul Jamal, Helen James, Freddie Johnson, Thomas Lacour, Mary Lacour, Kenneth Lane, Daniel Llewellyn, Mike McGill, Gail McMillon, Judith Meyers, Sandra Meyers, Katherine Pedersen, Martin Perilloux, Brenda Perret, Susan Pryor, Susan Quinn, Elizabeth Rhodes, David Sever, Marcia Stirling, Josie Walker, Debbie Whitehead, JoEllen Williams and Ana Wills.
Aquila Theatre to present The Tempest at Columbia Theatre
Southeastern's Columbia Theatre for the Performing Arts will present Aquila Theatre in Shakespeare's The Tempest for one night only on Saturday, March 14, at 7:30 p.m. in the downtown Hammond theatre.
Aquila Theatre was founded in London in 1991 by Peter Meineck and has been based in New York City since 1999. Since Aquila's mission is to bring the greatest theatrical works to the greatest number, they present a regular season of plays in New York, at international festivals, and tours to approximately 70 American towns and cities each year.
"A Columbia fan favorite, Aquila Theatre brings its innovative style and dynamic physical approach to this famous tale of forgiveness and enlightenment," said Columbia Theatre Interim Director Roy Blackwood. "With an ensemble of superb performers and Aquila's exhilarating execution, this new production of The Tempest is sure to delight."
Believed to be Shakespeare's final play, The Tempest is filled with magic, the supernatural, and a heightened sense of theatricality, Blackwood added.
"Prospero, the Duke of Milan, has been usurped and exiled by his own brother and left stranded on a remote and mystical island with his daughter Miranda," he said. "Hoping to restore Miranda to her rightful place and to seek revenge, Prospero conjures a storm to shipwreck his brother and his conspirators. The story becomes complicated as Miranda falls in love with the son of one of the conspirators."
Tickets for The Tempest range from $25 - $39 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 purchase tickets online at www.columbiatheatre.org. Special student ticket prices are available. Call the box office for more information.
All Southeastern faculty, retired faculty or university staff with ID may purchase one ticket for The Tempest and receive one ticket at half price. Both tickets must be purchased in the same transaction at the Columbia box office. Contact the box office at 543-4371 for more information.
COLUMBIA THEATRE TO PRESENT SHAKESPEAREAN PLAY - Southeastern's Columbia Theatre for the Performing Arts will present Aquila Theatre in Shakespeare's The Tempest March 14 at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are available at the Columbia Theatre box office, online at columbiatheatre.org, or by calling 543-4371.
Southeastern's University Bookstore is open for business in its new location in the
Student Union. The bookstore now occupies the former Lion's Den location, providing
customers with approximately 3,000 additional square footage in shopping space.
The bookstore is the second major milestone in the ongoing Student Union expansion project. In February 2014, the Student Union addition opened, giving students and the community access to nearly 90,000 square feet of modern amenities and services including The Mane Dish dining facility and the Grand Ballroom.
University Bookstore is managed by Follett, a business partner managing the facility for more than 20 years.
"With the new, larger store, our customers will enjoy an enhanced shopping experience. We look forward to serving the Southeastern community, the general community, and guests and visitors to the university in the new store," said Robin Parker, director of Marketing and Strategic Initiatives for Auxiliary Services.
Summer - fall priority registration
Southeastern students may register for summer and fall 2015 classes Monday, March 16, through Friday, March 20, at 12:30 p.m.
The priority registration period is for all currently enrolled students, students recently accepted to the university, returning students, new transfer and graduate students. Students may check registration appointment times, class schedules, and register online by logging into their LEONet account from Southeastern's webpage, southeastern.edu.
Students in departments that require advising must be advised prior to registering. Additionally, any students with registration holds on their accounts will not be able to access the registration system until holds have been cleared.
For additional information about registration, contact Southeastern's Office of the Registrar, 549-2066, 1-800-222-7358 or email@example.com.
Planting in memory
Members of the Physical Plant gather in Friendship Circle as a tree is planted in memory of George Graham.
An employee of Southeastern for 18 1/2 years in the physical plant horticulture department, Graham died of a sudden heart attack.
His presence will be missed in Friendship Circle, but his legacy will live on.
Women's History Month celebrated
The College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences at Southeastern will host Women's History Month during March with a free lecture series.
"As always, we in the Department of History and Political Science are happy to join with our colleagues in the College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences in sponsoring the 2015 Women's History Month series," said Bill Robison, head of the department. "We have a diverse and interesting list of presentations this year. We encourage everyone to join us in celebrating Women's History."
All Women's History Month lectures will take place in the Student Union Theatre and includes the following:
▪ March 11, 12:30 p.m. – Margaret Gonzalez Perez (History and Political Science Department): "The Magdalen Girls." Institutions for the disposition of unwed mothers and their children were common throughout the 19th and 20th centuries in England, Ireland, France, Australia, and even the US. These "asylums," as they were often called, housed girls and women who were perceived as bringing shame on their families' honor by becoming pregnant. Most of the women had no access to birth control methods, even in the 20th century, and many had become pregnant through rape or incest, but the penalty was the same. They were labelled as inmates and used as forced labor in private institutions, punished for the crime of bearing illegitimate children. The children were typically removed from their mothers and given up for adoption, often overseas and often against the wishes of the mother. The women were detained and many were held for life, although they had never been charged, tried, or appeared before a court. In Ireland, the state often forced unwed mothers into laundry workhouses run by the Catholic Church, where they were imprisoned as a threat to the moral fiber of society. The men who had impregnated these women were subject to no penalties. These "Magdalen laundries," as they were called, operated in Ireland until 1996. Their closing was due, in part, to the media scandal that occurred when one such laundry in Dublin sold a portion of its property and the remains of 155 inmates, buried in unmarked graves, were exhumed and relocated in a mass grave. The subsequent inquiry into government and Church records of these facilities, and the women detained within their confines, sparked further interest in how secular and religious institutions collaborated to deny women not only their civil liberties and freedom, but their children, in secrecy and without benefit of due process.
▪ March 18, 12:30 p.m. – Carole Madere (Department of Languages and Communication) and Debbie Johnson (Family and Consumer Sciences Department): "American Fashion and the Women Who Made it Fashionable." Before Oscar de la Renta and Anne Klein became household names, there was an innovative female publicist named Eleanor Lambert, who recognized during World War II an opportunity to put them and the entire American fashion industry center stage. The lecture will highlight the career of the first fashion publicist and describe fashion's trends as they reflected the Zeitgeist of the decades.
▪ March 25, 12:30 p.m. – Tara Mann (Sociology and Criminal Justice Department): "Violence and Silence: Misogyny, #yesallwomen, and Anita Sarkeesian." Which people are permitted to speak about their experiences? Who has the power to silence them? And what do these questions have to do with feminism? The presentation will explore issues of gender-based power dynamics, misogyny, and discourse control in the #yesallwomen and "Gamergate" phenomena. It will involve frank discussion of graphic, abusive, and threatening communications made online to Anita Sarkeesian and others. Attendee discretion is strongly advised.
▪ April 1, 11 a.m. – Natasha Whitton (English Department): "Shades of Gray in Fifty Shades of Grey: Erotic, Literature, or Fiction?" Originally published on the internet as a fan fiction response to the Twilight series, "Fifty Shades of Grey" gained notoriety as the best-seller that was frequently hidden behind other reading material in carpool lines, condemned for its inappropriate content and parodied by comedians and late-night talk show hosts. What is behind that popularity? Is another movie franchise in the making? This presentation will steer a PG-rated course through the controversy surrounding this work, its reception, and the inevitable backlash.
For additional information about Southeastern's Women's History Month, contact Robison at 549-2413 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Southeastern Says No More
Below is a link to the flyer for the SGA/OSC No More Week Event. We are trying to get as many pledges and people as possible on March 12 at noon for the big photo.
Help spread the word and be a part of the (S)olution.
Southeastern students win 14 awards in national competition
Southeastern students have been honored with the most awards ever in the 2015 Gold Circle Awards for Yearbooks from the Columbia Scholastic Press Association for their work on the university's 2014 annual "Le Souvenir."
The 2015 Gold Circle Awards attracted more than 4,600 entries from yearbook and digital media from colleges, universities and secondary schools throughout the United States. Gold Circle Awards recognize superior work by student journalists, usually as individuals, but sometimes as an entire staff working with either print or online media.
"This year, our students earned an unprecedented 14 awards for their work," said Director of Student Publications Lee E. Lind. "Their dedication and expanding knowledge about the craft allows them to compete and be recognized alongside their peers from schools across the nation, many of whom are much larger and have many more resources than we have."
Chris Martin, a 2014 communications graduate from Albany, earned three 1st place awards for his design and photography work in categories such as "title page design" and "sport action photo." His submission in the "photo portfolio" category, a collection of photography published in the yearbook, was selected as the best in the competition. He also received a 2nd place honor for his written work in the "sports reporting" category.
"As the Editor in Chief of the 2014 Le Souvenir yearbook, I am honored that we received 14 awards from the prestigious Columbia Scholastic Press Association," said Martin. "As a recent graduate, the skills and experience I gained while at Student Publications from both the yearbook and newspaper have enabled me to start my career as a journalist on the right foot. Immediately after production finished for the yearbook, 'The Advocate' in Baton Rouge hired me as a page designer on their copy desk. As for the work during my time as a student, I must thank all of my fellow students who made all of this possible. Without their tireless efforts, none of these accomplishments would have been possible."
Martin teamed with several other students to garner recognition in two additional competition categories. He and Assistant Editor Fernanda Chagas, a sophomore graphic design and printmaking major of Belo Horizonte, Brazil, partnered to earn a 2nd place recognition in the "student life spread: one spread" category and a 3rd place for the design of the book's cover. Chagas, who is editor for the upcoming 2015 edition of the yearbook, also earned a 3rd place award for her writing in the Greek and student organization section of the book.
"I know all the effort and hard work that Christopher and the staff put into the yearbook, and seeing it being recognized by such a prestigious institution makes up for all the late hours and morning meetings at the office," said Chagas. "Being editor now, makes me appreciate all the dedication and creativity he put into the making of this book. I hope we can do as a good job as he did, and bring in even more pride to Southeastern's legacy."
Additional students recognized were Claire Salinas, a 2014 communications graduate from Hammond, and Cyprien Campeaux, a senior graphic design major from Haughton. Salinas was recognized for her feature writing in the student life section of the yearbook and also partnered with Martin to earn a 3rd place award for their design work in the "sports spread: one spread" category. Campeaux also earned a 3rd place standing for his photography in the "academic photo" category.
Additional awards were bestowed on the staff for submissions that required the collaboration of three or more individuals. These included a 1st place standing for design work featuring Southeastern's fall and spring commencement ceremonies in the "academic spread multi-page presentation" category. Design work by the staff was also recognized in three other categories including sports, people spreads, and the index of the book.
"I couldn't be prouder of our students," said Lind. "The skills and experience they acquire by working with Student Publications not only allows them to reach a level of excellence in these competitions, but also readies them for employment in a variety of fields."
The CSPA is an international student press association, founded in 1925, uniting student journalists and faculty advisers at schools and colleges through educational conferences, idea exchanges and award programs. It is based out of Columbia University in New York.
Conference celebrates women in business
The Louisiana Small Business Development Center at Southeastern, along with Tangipahoa Professional Women, will host Women Mean Business 2015 on Thursday, March 26, from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
The event will be held on Southeastern's campus in the Student Union Grand Ballroom.
"The Women Mean Business conference will provide high impact strategies to help women of all ages survive and thrive individually and professionally," said Sandy Summers, assistant director of the LSBDC. "This full day event will be jam packed with knowledge, tools, resources and connections."
Women Mean Business presenters include Deborah Randolph, president of the Central Louisiana Chamber of Commerce; author and Lady Lions Head Basketball Coach Coach Yolanda Moore; and Stephanie Clouatre Davis, humorist and storyteller.
The event will also feature an informative panel of experts that will address the top wellness issues for women in 2015. Panelists include Dr. Dwan Mabry and Christie Clark of North Oaks Obstetrics and Gynecology and Dr. Pam Deters of Crossroads Behavioral Health.
"Women Mean Business 2015 will provide opportunities to network with other professionals and local business owners," Summers said. "Table, vendor, and ad sponsorships are available for businesses interested in participating in this event. Another highlight of the event is an exclusive showcase of spring and summer looks, sponsored by Hammond Square."
Summers said the cost to attend the conference is $35, $45 on event day, and includes lunch; Southeastern students may attend at no charge, but advance registration is a must.
To register for Women Mean Business or receive more information about table sponsorships, log on to www.tangipw.org/WMB or contact LSBDC at 549-3831 or email@example.com.
Web Design for Beginners, PT 1
Allanagh Sewell, March 19 - April 2
In the first session students will learn basic HTML/XHTML to begin the process of designing a web page. The second session will cover the basics of the web-authoring software. After the completion of the sessions, students will be able to create a web page using HTML/XHTML.
QuickBooks Level 1
Dates vary depending on session
Want to get an edge in the bookkeeping field? QuickBooks software is used by more than five million businesses in the US. Students must have basic computer knowledge and some understanding of financial terms (checking accounts, revenues, expenses, etc.)
SHRM Essentials of HR Management
Danielle Riecke-Levy, March 12 - April 23
The SHRM Essentials of HR Management is a premier introductory course offering a comprehensive overview of the human resource functions. This program is for students that are new to human resources or simply want to strengthen employee management skills. The cost effective course covers real-life HR issues and today's most vital and timely topics, including employment law, selecting qualified employees, compensation, orientation and training and the employee performance process. Learn practical techniques for effectively handling daily HR challenges and reduce lawsuits. SHRM materials for the course are included.
ACT Test Prep
Dates vary depending on session
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.
Echoes of Selma (Dr. Keith Findley)
This Week in Athletics
The Southeastern men's basketball team will compete in the Southland Conference Tournament to highlight this week in Southeastern Athletics.
The Lions (9-22) will be the No. 8 seed in the league tournament, scheduled from Wednesday through Saturday in the Merrell Center in Katy, Texas. SLU will open play versus No. 5 seed McNeese State on Wednesday at 5 p.m.
The winner of the first round game will move on to take on No. 4 seed Northwestern State on Thursday at 5 p.m. Whoever makes it out of Thursday's game advances to face top seed Stephen F. Austin on Friday at 5 p.m. in the semifinals. Saturday's championship game is scheduled for 8:30 p.m. and will be televised live on ESPN2. Wednesday and Thursday's games will be streamed live by the SLC Digital Network and Friday's games will be broadcast on ESPN3.
The Lion baseball team (12-5, 2-1 Southland) will open the week on Tuesday, traveling to South Alabama for a 6 p.m. game. SLU will then welcome Abilene Christian to Hammond for a three-game series, beginning with a 6 p.m. contest on Friday. The series continues on Saturday at 2 p.m. and concludes on Sunday with a 1 p.m. contest.
The SLU softball team (7-13, 2-1 Southland) will host five games at North Oak Park this week, beginning with a 4 p.m. doubleheader on Wednesday versus Cleveland State. Southeastern will then welcome Incarnate Word for a three-game conference series, beginning with a 4 p.m. doubleheader on Friday. Saturday's series finale is set for 12 p.m.
All of this week's baseball and basketball teams will be broadcast live in the Hammond area on KSLU-FM (90.9) and on the Internet at www.LionSports.net, where LionVision subscribers will be able to access a live video stream of all of this week's softball action and the baseball series versus Abilene Christian. If baseball and men's basketball conflicts on Friday, the baseball game's radio broadcast will be preempted.
Alex Young will represent the SLU track and field team at the NCAA Indoor Championships in Fayetteville, Arkansas, scheduled for Friday and Saturday. Young will compete in the men's weight throw at the national meet.
The Lion golf team will compete in its third tournament of the spring this week. SLU will be in Laredo, Texas on Friday and Saturday to participate in the Border Olympics.
The SLU tennis team (5-11, 2-0 Southland) looks to continue its undefeated start to Southland Conference play this week. On Saturday, the Lions will be in Conway, Arkansas to face Central Arkansas at 12 p.m.
Tuesday, March 10
Baseball, at South Alabama, Mobile, Ala., 6 p.m. (KSLU)
Wednesday, March 11
Men's Basketball, vs. McNeese State (SLC Tournament), Katy, Texas, 5 p.m. (KSLU) (SLC DN)
Softball, vs. Cleveland State (DH), North Oak Park, 4 p.m. (LionVision)
Thursday, March 12
Men's Basketball, vs. Northwestern State (SLC Tournament), Katy, Texas, 5 p.m. (KSLU) (SLCDN)
Friday, March 13
Men's Basketball, vs. Stephen F. Austin (SLC Tournament), Katy, Texas, 5 p.m. (ESPN3) (KSLU)
Baseball, vs. Abilene Christian, Alumni Field, 6 p.m. (KSLU) (LionVision)*
- Baseball game broadcast will be preempted if basketball still alive in SLC Tournament
Softball, vs. Incarnate Word (DH), North Oak Park, 4 p.m. (LionVision)*
Men's Track and Field, at NCAA Indoor Championships, Fayetteville, Ark., All Day
Men's Golf, at Border Olympics, Laredo, Texas, All Day
Saturday, March 14
Men's Basketball, SLC Tournament Finals, Katy, Texas, 8:30 p.m. (ESPN2) (KSLU)
Baseball, vs. Abilene Christian, Alumni Field, 2 p.m. (KSLU) (LionVision)*
Softball, vs. Incarnate Word, North Oak Park, 12 p.m. (LionVision)*
Tennis, at Central Arkansas, Conway, Ark., 12 p.m.*
Men's Track and Field, at NCAA Indoor Championships, Fayetteville, Ark., All Day
Men's Golf, at Border Olympics, Laredo, Texas, All Day
Sunday, March 15
Baseball, vs. Abilene Christian, Alumni Field, 1 p.m. (KSLU) (LionVision)*
Southeastern home events in bold
* - Southland Conference contest
David Gurney (Mathematics) presented a talk titled "Fixing a Really Bad Statistical Graph" at the 92nd meeting of the Louisiana/Mississippi section of the Mathematical Association of America in Long Beach, Miss.
Dr. Luanne Billingsley (School of Nursing) has collaborated with Dr. Denise M. Danna, Dr. Stephanie Pierce, Dr. Rose M. Schaubhut, and Dr. Marsha Bennett (LSUHSC School of Nursing) on a recent article published in the March 2015 issue of The Journal of Continuing Education in Nursing (JCEN) titled "Educating Nursing to Provide Culturally Competent Care During Disasters." Health disparities are exacerbated during times of disasters. To decrease health disparities, it is essential that health care providers understand the specific needs, culture, and norms of individuals, groups, and populations in a disaster. Survivors respond and recover from disaster events within the context of their culture and beliefs; therefore, implementing cultural competent interventions for disaster victims is central to providing services and care. This article described the development, implementation, and evaluation of a continuing education program and academic courses for nurses and nursing students.
Several accounting faculty members from the College of Business presented papers at the annual conference of the American Society of Business and Behavioral Sciences held Feb. 19-22 in Las Vegas. Dr. Joseph Morris presented a paper co-authored with Dr. Pierre Titard (both from Accounting and Finance) titled "Who Killed Convergence;" Dr. Pierre Titard presented a paper co-authored with James DeFranceschi (Accounting and Finance) and Dr. Sam Cappel (Management and Business Administration) titled "Do Future Managers Need a Better Awareness of Internal Control Concepts?"; and Dr. Rick Simpson (Accounting and Finance) presented a paper titled "Debt-Equity Analysis of Partnership Interests: Is This an Emerging Trend in Tax Cases Heard In Federal Courts."
Dr. Lillian Stiegler (Communication Sciences & Disorders) and five students (William Blackburn, Erin Fennell, Colby McCurdy, Leslie Ruiz and Samantha Williams) presented an interactive display at the Louisiana STEM Expo on Feb. 28. The Expo was held at the Kenilworth Science and Technology School in Baton Rouge.
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