Southeastern, Nunez sign agreement on business programs
Southeastern and Nunez Community College in Chalmette have reached an agreement facilitating
the transfer of Nunez business administration students into Southeastern’s business
bachelor’s degree programs.
The agreement provides an easy transition for students graduating with an Associate
of General Studies in business administration concentration from Nunez who intend
to pursue any degree program offered through Southeastern’s College of Business.
The agreement – known as a 2+2 articulation agreement – is a cooperative endeavor
between a two-year community college program that offers associate degrees and a four-year
institution that provides students with an easy transition through the sharing of
application and admissions information, transcripts and other records.
The agreement was signed by Southeastern President John L. Crain and Nunez Chancellor
Thomas R. Warner.
“Our agreement with Nunez Community College opens the door for qualified students
with two-year degrees the opportunity to further their education in a seamless manner,”
Crain said. “Southeastern collaborates with institutions in the Louisiana Community
and Technical College System (LCTCS) as we work cooperatively to advance the success
of higher education students. Doing so addresses important workforce development needs
for the state and is in the best interest of students.”
“Our partnership with Nunez provides more avenues for community college students
to achieve their dreams of furthering their education. It also provides opportunities
for students who may not have otherwise considered completing a bachelor’s degree,”
said Antoinette Phillips, dean of the Southeastern College of Business.
She said students will take 60 credit hours at Nunez, which include most of their
general education coursework, including math, English, science, social studies, humanities
and basic business administration. Their remaining 60 hours at Southeastern will focus
primarily on business coursework under one of the college’s departmental programs.
Southeastern offers business degrees in the departments of accounting and finance,
management and business administration, and marketing and supply chain management.
FAREWELL, SOUTHEASTERN HALL
A Southeastern student pauses to watch the demolition in progress of the university’s
Southeastern Hall, located at the intersection of North Oak and West Dakota streets.
Constructed in 1948, Southeastern Hall has served as a dormitory and most recently
as faculty offices and the Center for Student Excellence, which has been moved to
the new Student Union. The site is being cleared in preparation for construction of
the new Computer Science and Industrial Technology Building.
Teaching and Learning news
The Department of Teaching and Learning was well-represented at the 49th Annual Louisiana
Early Childhood Association Conference.
The student-led Louisiana Early Childhood Association (SLAECA) of Southeastern
sent 13 students and two advisers to Alexandria for the conference, where they not
only learned valuable professional information and leadership skills, but also walked
away with some top honors.
Lauren Rose was awarded the Jeanne Gilley Graduate Scholarship. Angelle Roddy
walked away with the Jane Herrin Mini Grant, which will fund a creative educational
project in her new classroom. Lindsay Colligan accepted the Almanda Anderson Scholarship
SLAECA would like to thank the Southern Early Childhood Association and our Student
Government Association for generously funding our travel expenses and registration
CONFERENCE PARTICIPANTS - Pictured are those in attendance, front row, from left, Dr. Debra Jo Hailey, Maddison
Hutches, Anne Rudesill, Sarah Powell, Brittany Jefferson, Courtney Hutchinson, Lauren
Rose, and Dr. Stacy Garcia. Back row, from left, are Samantha Cooke, Paige Imbragguglio,
D’Ashia Johnson, Lindsay Colligan, Sydney McPherson, Angelle Roddy, and Kayleigh Odor.
'The Soldier's Story' to be presented Nov. 23
The musical drama “The Soldier’s Story” will be presented at Southeastern on Monday,
Nov. 23, at 7:30 p.m. The performance is scheduled in Pottle Music Recital Hall and
is free to the public.
“The Soldier’s Story” is an updated and reimagined musical drama based on Igor
Stravinsky’s “L’Histoire du Soldat,” a Russian folktale. In the original script, a
post-World War I Russian soldier is returning home to marry his sweetheart. On the
way, the devil makes him an offer to give him a book that will tell him the future
in exchange for the soldier’s violin.
Robert Jahncke wrote this reimagined script based on a more modern version of
the story. As Terrance Mahady, composer and producer, explains “This script tells
of a soldier musician, a Zydeco fiddler from Thibodaux, who joined the Marines to
pay off student debt.”
The drama continues with the soldier taking an emergency leave from fighting
in Afganistan after his mother becomes ill. The devil offers to give him a tricked
out guitar and instant fame in exchange for the soldier’s electric fiddle.
The production is performed by Prodigal Players, a Northshore-based musical theatre
company formed by Mahady, a Southeastern graduate and former percussion instructor.
Cast members include Mahady, Julie Generes, Luke Halpern, Bill Larsen Ruffin, B.J.
Perez, III, and Jennifer Pulling of New Orleans; Ashley Krieger and Brina Bourliea
of Slidell, Robert Jahncke of Covington; Erik Morales of Miami; and Melany Linder
Graham of Los Angeles.
SOUTHEASTERN HOSTS SOLDIER’S STORY -- The musical drama “The Soldier’s Story” will be presented at Southeastern on Monday,
Nov. 23, at 7:30 p.m. The performance is scheduled in the Pottle Music Recital Hall
and is free and open to the public. Pictured from left are Luke Halpern, Ashley Krieger,
and Bill Larsen Ruffin.
ByLion takes a break
ByLion will not be published next week due to the Thanksgiving break. The next issue
will be published on Monday, Nov. 30.
Southeastern writer to do readings, book signings
A Southeastern writer, David Armand, will present two readings from his new novel
The Gorge on Thursday, Nov. 19.
The English instructor and author will do a reading and book signing that day
at Southeastern’s bookstore from 1 to 3 p.m.; another reading and signing will follow
at the Hammond Regional Arts Center, 217 E. Thomas Street from 5:30 to 8 p.m. Both
events are free and open to the public.
In addition to the recently published novel The Gorge, Armand has written Harlow and the award-wining novel The Pugilist’s Wife. He also has seen his first book of poetry recently published; titled The Deep Woods, the book focuses on his memories of youth and his family life.
Southeastern Channel named best in the nation
For the second straight year, the Southeastern television station has been named
first in the nation by College Broadcasters, Inc. at the 2015 National Student Production
Awards held recently in Minneapolis.
The Southeastern Channel has now won National Finalist recognition 11 times for
productions ranked in the top four in the nation.
“Save Water,” a public service announcement produced by Southeastern senior Kristen
Roussel of Hester, was named the country’s best at the awards ceremony. The production
won first place in the Best Video Public Service Announcement category.
This year there were 897 entries in the competition from universities across
Last year the Southeastern Channel won first place in the nation for a student
documentary, “McCrea 1971: Louisiana’s Forgotten Rock Festival”, produced by history
students Nicholas Brilleaux and Scott Caro.
Along with Roussel’s winning PSA, the Southeastern Channel was named a 2015 National
Finalist as one of the top four in the country for Best Video Promo. The winning promotional
spot was for the student sportscast, “The Big Game,” produced by senior Danielle Shearer
“It’s a great honor for our students to be recognized as best in the nation for
the second straight year,” said Channel General Manager Rick Settoon. “Kristen and
Danielle are incredibly creative and talented, and they work hard to produce a very
high standard of quality. Their spots look professionally-produced. You’d never know
they were made by students.”
Roussel’s “Save Water” PSA is about water conservation and its effect on the
environment and ecosystem.
“Some people don’t realize how much water they use on a daily basis,” Roussel
said. “Washing clothes only with a full load, taking showers instead of baths, and
turning off the water when brushing your teeth are all ways that we can save water.”
Roussel and Shearer are communication majors who produced the spots for an advanced
video production course in the Electronic Media concentration of the Department of
Languages and Communication.
“Studying at the Southeastern Channel has helped me learn the importance of camera
angles, lighting and timely editing,” Roussel said. “I incorporated a lot of what
I learned into filming and editing my PSA.”
FIRST IN THE NATION- For the second straight year, the Southeastern Channel has been named first in the
nation by College Broadcasters, Inc. at the National Student Production awards. The
channel also won first place in the “Public Service Announcement” category and National
Finalist recognition as one of the top four in the country for “Best Video Promo.”
Pictured, from left, are Rick Settoon, Channel general manager; Kristen Roussel of
Hester, first-place national winner for her PSA; Danielle Shearer of Hammond, national
finalist for her promo; and Steve Zaffuto, Southeastern Channel operations manager
and advanced video production instructor.
Southeastern students collaborate on rare book exhibit
A new exhibit showcasing rare books and documents from Southeastern’s archives and
other sources has opened in the Sims Memorial Library.
Housed in the Center for Southeast Louisiana Studies on the library’s third floor,
the exhibit was curated by the center’s student workers and will remain open in the
viewing area at least into next semester, said center Director Samuel Hyde.
Titled “History Revealed through Rare Books and Documents: The Emergence of Printing,
Bookbinding, and the Challenges of War Time Publishing,” the exhibit also portrays
the process of book binding and fabrication over the years. Special panels on history,
law, philosophy and religion are featured.
The exhibit contents include rare handwritten documents from the 1700s, examples
of some of the first bound books, Civil War era newspapers, letters to presidents,
and some 300-year-old books. Panels also display information on the early construction
of books and various papers used in the printing process.
“Occasionally we enjoy the opportunity of displaying some of the rarest documents
and publications included in the Southeastern Archives,” Hyde explained. “In this
exhibit, our own holdings have been augmented by the impressive collections of former
English instructor Paul Crawford, retired appeals court Judge Jimmy Kuhn and select
items from the Cate/Graham family.
Hyde attributed the bulk of the work on preparing the exhibit to his student staff:
graduate research assistants Nicholas Heyd of Covington and Chase Tomlin of Slidell;
graduate assistant Megan Arledge of Walker, and undergraduate psychology student Faith
Allen of Ponchatoula.
“The collections at Southeastern have true historic value, but unfortunately because
of space they are rarely displayed publically,” said Heyd.
Heyd did the initial arrangements of the works on display aided by Arledge. “I
chipped in on the arrangements and provided some general tips on the display,” Arledge
Allen, now in her second year working at the center, said she has learned a lot
working in the archives. “I now know better how to work with an exhibit, which is
valuable information to know,” she said.
“Our student workers designed and implemented this exhibit, focusing on items
that are certain to fascinate history buffs and fans of the written word,” said Hyde.
“They have produced an exhibit that is certain to entertain and educate both scholars
and the general public.”
The Center for Southeast Louisiana Studies is located on the third floor of the
library. The Center is open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Thursday and 8 a.m.
to 12:30 p.m on Friday. Call 549-2151 for information.
RARE DOCUMENTS, BOOKS ON EXHIBIT – Southeastern graduate assistant Nicholas Heyd of Covington examines one of the
rare books in an exhibit sponsored by the Center for Southeast Louisiana Studies on
the third floor of the Sims Memorial Library. With him are graduate student Megan
Arledge of Walker and Faith Allen, a sophomore from Ponchatoula.