Homecoming Week is here
Fanfare week three

2015 Alumnus of the Year
Wind Symphony concert set

Entergy grant to support program
Art lecture scheduled

Business Perspectives Week set

Dance concerts scheduled
Instructor ranked No. 2 in nation

Become a HopeLine

College of Business news

Students complete "Collection Week"

Students earn awards

Fanfare keynote speaker set

Thesis sessions scheduled

Southeastern in the news
This Week in Athletics

Professional activities


Homecoming Week is here!
Homecoming headerSoutheastern celebrates Homecoming Week, as well as its 90th anniversary, this week with an abundance of spirited activities capped by tailgating, reunions, a parade and football action in Strawberry Stadium.
     With a theme of “Roomie’s Big Night on Broadway,” Homecoming 2015 will feature an abundance of awards and recognitions. Sponsoring this year’s Homecoming festivities are FeLions and Alpha Sigma Tau with the Southeastern Student Government Association sponsoring all student-related activities. The week culminates with Homecoming Day Saturday, Oct. 17, when the Lions take on Stephen F. Austin 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 FeLions’ Homecoming luncheon.
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Southeastern dance and music concerts, art exhibits highlight Fanfare's third week  
A dance presentation, lectures, a musical concert and an art exhibit opening, are just some of the events on tap for the third week of Southeastern’s Fanfare, a month-long celebration of the arts, humanities and social sciences.
     The Then and Now Lecture Series continues with “The Problem with Learning” by Jeffrey Bell. Scheduled Oct. 14 at 1 p.m., the free lecture will be held in Pottle Auditorium.
     A Southeastern philosophy professor internationally known for his scholarship on the philosopher Gilles Deleuze, Bell will draw from the latter’s work to argue that the assumption that learning is simply the process of acquiring knowledge is mistaken and that learning instead is actually an independent process that is irreducible to – and not subordinate to – the knowledge it makes possible. Understanding learning in this way will allow us to rethink the nature of philosophy and teaching, among many other things, Bell says.
     Southeastern Dance will present “10: The Katrina Project” Oct. 15 and 16 at 7:30 p.m. in Vonnie Borden Theatre.
     “’10: The Katrina Project’ is a huge undertaking, as we have worked with artists from music, visual arts and theatre for this concert,” said Instructor and Artistic Director Keith “Skip” Costa. “All of the music has been created especially for the project, as well as images and the set environment for the production. The choreography has been designed by me and three student choreographers.”
     General admission tickets to the 45-minute concert are $5 and will be available one hour prior to the performance. For more information, contact Costa at
     Three education outreach matinees are also scheduled for this concert. The performances are scheduled on Oct. 15 at 9:30 a.m. and on Oct. 16 at 9:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. For more information about the education outreach performances, contact Costa.    
     On Oct. 15, Southeastern’s Contemporary Art Gallery will open the national exhibit “Fresh: New Master Artists Part I.” Curated by Professor Dale Newkirk, the exhibition will feature the artwork of 11 artists from across the country who recently completed their Master of Fine Arts degrees form some of the top graduate programs in visual arts. The exhibition will present cutting-edge contemporary artwork in a variety of media, such as sculpture, video, photography, installation art, and painting. The exhibit will remain open through Nov. 13. Gallery hours are Monday – Friday from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., and an opening reception is scheduled in the gallery from 5 to 7 p.m.
     Fanfare’s third week also includes:
     ▪ Let’s Talk Art, a free art lecture, “Robert Rauschenberg: It All Begins on the Street,” by Irene Narro, scheduled Oct. 14 at 5 p.m. at the Hammond Regional Arts Center.
     ▪ The Southeastern Wind Symphony will perform on Oct. 14 at Columbia Theatre at 7:30 p.m. Reserved tickets are $14 for adults; $7 for faculty/staff/seniors; and free for all students. Tickets are available at the Columbia/Fanfare box office, 220 E. Thomas Street, 985-543-4371. The box office is open Monday through Friday, 11 a.m. - 4 p.m. and one hour prior to the performance.
     ▪ Author Rick Bragg will give an invited lecture on Oct. 20 at 7 p.m. at Amite High School Theatre, located at 403 S. Laurel St. in Amite. Admission is free.
     ▪ Fanfare keynote speaker Mark Robert Waldman will present “Mindfullness: Peace and Purpose” on Oct. 20 at 7:30 p.m. at Columbia Theatre. General Admission tickets are $15; $12 for faculty/staff/seniors and free for students. Tickets are available at the Columbia/Fanfare box office, 220 E. Thomas Street, 985-543-4371.
     Fanfare tickets are on sale at the Columbia/Fanfare box office, 220 E. Thomas Street, 543-4371. The box office is open Monday through Friday, 11 a.m. - 4 p.m. and one hour prior to Columbia performances. For a complete schedule, contact the Columbia/Fanfare office at 543-4366 or visit
Jeffrey Bell
DISCUSSING EDUCATION– Southeastern History and Political Science Professor Jeffrey Bell will present the Then and Now Lecture “The Problem with Learning” on Oct. 14 at 1 p.m. in Pottle Auditorium. The free lecture is part of Fanfare, Southeastern’s annual fall festival of the arts, humanities and social sciences.

Entergy grant to support Southeastern's after-school program for area children

A $22,500 grant from the Entergy Charitable Foundation will help support a Hammond after-school educational program sponsored by Southeastern’s Department of Teaching and Learning and several other sponsors.
     The funds will be used with Project Lion (Learning in our Neighborhoods), a community partnership now in its second year that provides affordable after-school academic and enrichment activities for students in grades 4 through 8, explained Southeastern Assistant Professor of Teaching and Learning Gerlinde Beckers.
     Beckers, who serves as project coordinator, said programming for the students will focus on academic performance, school engagement, personal and social skills.
     The grant from Entergy will help provide fee waivers to allow a broad participation among low income students with low educational attainment levels.
     “Entergy is proud to play a role in supporting educational assistance for this program,” said Entergy Louisiana President Philip May at the check presentation. “It’s important that educational attainment continue to show improvements, and programs like this can make that a reality. We hope to continue to grow this program and others with our educational partners.”
     “The activities also provide a real-world learning experience for our student teacher candidates, who will be working with the young students,” Beckers added. “The experience will help them become more effective and better prepared to address issues they may encounter as certified teachers working in their community schools. It fits perfectly with Southeastern’s Real-World Ready initiative designed to boost hands-on experiences to help students better prepare for the workforce.”
     Project Lion is expected to serve approximately 180 middle school students. The initial location is at the Hammond Community Center on Coleman Street. Beckers said additional locations will be announced at a later date. Southeastern is partnering with other organizations on the project, including the Hammond Youth Education Alliance, the City of Hammond and the Tangipahoa Parish School System.
     “Research has demonstrated that the most successful students tend to be those whose after-school time is occupied with extracurricular enrichment activities that reinforce and extend what is learned in the classroom,” Beckers explained. “Children with unoccupied time are more at risk for engaging in unhealthy or delinquent behaviors.”
     The fee waivers are important, she said, because for families living in poverty, the cost of extracurricular enrichment activities is often prohibitive.
     “As a result, children from these families tend to fall behind their middle-class counterparts, both academically and socially,” Beckers said.
     Academic areas addressed through the project include English and language arts, math, music, dance, and science. For more information on Project Lion, contact Beckers at 549-3030.
Entergy grant supports after-school program
ENTERGY LENDS SUPPORT TO EDUCATIONAL PROGRAM -- Entergy Louisiana is helping to support Southeastern’s after-school literacy program Project Lion (Learning in our Neighborhoods) through a $22,500 grant. Now in its second year, the partnership provides affordable academic and enrichment activities for students in grades 4 through 8. Pictured, from left, are Entergy representatives Eunice Harris, Tangipahoa customer service representative; Regional Manager of Customer Service Dane Smith; Entergy Louisiana President Phillip R. May; Southeastern President John L. Crain; Gerlinde Beckers, assistant professor of education and project advisor; Shirley Jacobs, dean of the College of Education; and Southeastern Director of Individual, Corporate and Foundation Relations Lynn Horgan.

Dance Performance Project to present two concerts
Southeastern’s Department of Fine and Performing Arts’ dance company, Dance Performance Project, will present two concerts in October. Both are directed by Instructor and Artistic Director Keith “Skip” Costa.
     General admission tickets to both 45-minute concerts are $5 and will be available one hour prior to the performance. For more information, contact Costa at
Scheduled at 7:30 p.m., “Thinking for a Change,” an improvisation concert, will take place in Vonnie Borden Theatre.
     Costa said Southeastern’s resident improvisation dance company “Dance Performance Project 2” will again perform in an exclusive mainstage concert performed to the art of improvisation and performance.
     “The 10 dances will reflect individual ways that ‘thought; can effectively inspire people and humanity to make a difference in this world - to make changes for the better,” he said.
     The second dance concert is “10: The Katrina Project” and is scheduled Oct. 15 and 16 at 7:30 p.m. in Vonnie Borden Theatre as part of Fanfare, the university’s annual fall festival of the arts, humanities and social sciences.
     Three education outreach matinees are also scheduled for this concert. The performances are scheduled on Oct. 15 at 9:30 a.m. and on Oct. 16 at 9:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. For more information about the education outreach performances, contact Costa.
     “’10: The Katrina Project’ is a huge undertaking, as we have worked with artists from music, visual arts and theatre for this concert,” Costa said. “All of the music has been created especially for the project, as well as images and the set environment for the production. The choreography has been designed by me and three student choreographers.”
     Choreographers include Lindsy Brown of El Paso, Tex., Joseph Matherne of Luling, and Christa Clement-Sevein of Chalmette.
     Composers/musicians for the concert are Matthew Hawkins of Gonzales, Blayke Weatherford for Denham Springs and Chance Phillips of Mandeville.
     Dancers performing in the concert include Connie Adams of Houma, Forrest Duplantier of Covington, Hayley Jordan of Baton Rouge, Lily Marcus of Tallahassee, Fla., Alexis May of Denham Springs, and Grace Taffaro of Chalmette.
     Visual artists and/or poets contributing to the project include John Valentino, Jeff Mickey, John Atkins and Lauren Larson.

College of Business news
Three Southeastern freshmen each won a $500 scholarship at the College of Business Freshman Success Day held August 18. All received the scholarship out of the Junghans Estate Endowment.
     Scholarship recipients are Alex Reliford and Courtney Guidry of Gonzalez and Kase Savoy of St. Amant.

Alex Reliford Courtney Guidry Kase Savoy
Alex Reliford Courtney Guidry Kase Savoy

Southeastern students complete ‘Collection Week’
Students at Southeastern hosted food drives, a clothing collection and other activities last week as part of the University of Louisiana System’s week of service.
     Southeastern’s Student Government Association joined the SGAs at the other eight regional universities of the UL System to sponsor events intended to help non-profit organizations in their communities. The UL System’s Council of Student Body Presidents sponsors an annual week of community service awareness with this year’s focus on a Collection Week.
     Alexis Quackenbush, Southeastern SGA president, said the university conducted a four-day food drive that ended Sept. 24. The food collected will be donated to the on-campus food pantry for use by students.
     Quackenbush said the SGA also sponsored a voter registration drive and a “Cool Collection,” in which blankets, jackets and other cool-weather clothing were collected for distribution to the needy.
     “Southeastern instills in its students a sense of community service and the necessity of giving back to others,” Quackenbush said. “This Collection Week has helped raise awareness among our student body of the need for food and other items in our own community.”

Southeastern to present renowned brain researcher as Fanfare keynote speaker
Mark R. WaldmanOne of the world’s leading brain researchers on consciousness, communication and spirituality will serve as the Southeastern keynote speaker for Fanfare, the university’s fall festival for the arts, social sciences and humanities.
    Mark R. Waldman, author of 14 books on mindfulness and brain function, will speak at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 20 at the Columbia Theatre for the Performing Arts in downtown Hammond. Tickets are $15 for general admission, $12 for faculty, staff and seniors and free to Southeastern students with student ID. Ticket information can be obtained from the Columbia Theatre’s box office at 985-543-4371.
The lecture is sponsored by Paris Parker Salons and Southeastern’s Center for Faculty Excellence, Student Government Association, the College of Nursing and health Sciences, the Employee Wellness Committee, the Office of University Advancement and the university's Peace and Purpose Initiative.
    Waldman serves on the faulty of Loyola Marymount University’s College of Business and the Holmes Institute School of Consciousness Studies based in Golden, Colo. His works on the brain include “Born to Believe: God, Science and the Origin of Ordinary and Extraordinary Beliefs” and the national bestseller “How God Changes Your Brain.”
    Over the last 10 years, Waldman has documented numerous simple strategies to help people maintain peak performance in the brain, including reducing procrastination and pessimism, learning how to listen deeply and speak more effectively, and eliminating conflicts. His presentation will guide the audience through several experiential exercises designed to instantly change brain function.
    He is the recipient of the Distinguished Speaker Award presented by the Mind Science Foundation and is a leading developer of Neuro-Coaching, a brain-based counseling strategy.

Col. Stanley John WhiddenU.S. Army physician and scientist named 2015 Alumnus of the Year, others to be honored
     Col. Stanley John Whidden of Fairfax, Va., who has completed a 38-year career as an enlisted soldier and officer and who served in a variety of senior staff and command positions, is a double graduate of Southeastern, earning a bachelor’s degree in physiology in 1970 and master’s in chemistry in 1973 at Southeastern. He later earned a doctorate in Physiology at Auburn University and his doctor of medicine degree from the Autonomous University of Ciudad Juarez in Mexico. He will be formally recognized on Friday (Oct. 16) at the association’s Alumni Awards Evening to be held in the Student Union Grand Ballroom.
    Alumni Association Director Kathy Pittman said the award recognizes graduates with unique accomplishments on a national or international level who continue to utilize their degree from Southeastern to the fullest. A limited number of tickets for the 7 p.m. event are available by calling the Alumni Association at 1-800-SLU-ALUM.
    Whidden has served in a variety of civil affairs and military operations positions in the Middle-East, in Operation Just Cause in the invasion of Panama, In Operation Desert Shield in Saudi Arabia, and in Operation Desert Storm in Kuwait, where he helped manage the country’s reconstruction and recovery. He has also served with U.S. Forces and the United Nations Somalia Logistics Command in Somalia.
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Joseph Alessi

Southeastern Wind Symphony to feature renowned trombonist Joseph Alessi
Southeastern’s Wind Symphony will present its fall Fanfare concert on Wednesday, Oct. 14, featuring Joseph Alessi, world-renowned principal trombonist with the New York Philharmonic Orchestra.
    The concert, titled “Bach to the Future” and conducted by Director of Bands Glen J. Hemberger, will be held at 7:30 p.m. at the Columbia Theatre for the Performing Arts, 220 East Thomas Street. in downtown Hammond. General admission tickets can be purchased at the door and are $14 for adults and $7 for faculty and seniors; students with school ID are free. For additional information on tickets, call the Columbia Box Office at 985-543-4371.
    The concert is a featured part of Southeastern’s Fanfare, a fall festival of the arts, humanities and social sciences. The Wind Symphony is a large, select music ensemble comprised of the finest woodwind, brass and percussion musicians at the university.
    Alessi, who has been with the New York Philharmonic since 1985, will join the Southeastern Wind Symphony in performing Johan de Meij’s “T-Bone Concerto.”
    “This is a magnificent, three-movement concerto that challenges both the soloist and the ensemble,” explained Hemberger. “The T-Bone Concerto allows the soloist to explore the full range of the trombone in both range and difficulty.”
    Alessi is currently on the faculty of The Julliard School, and his students now occupy posts with major symphony orchestras worldwide.
    Alessi will also present a free master class on Tuesday, Oct. 13 at 2 p.m. in the Pottle Music Building auditorium on the Southeastern campus. The master class is open to the public and will feature Alessi lecturing and demonstrating various aspects of musical performance.
    Also on the program will be John Mackey’s award-winning composition “Aurora Awakes” and “Illuminations: Reflection of Earth.” The music was originally composed to accompany the nightly firework and laser light show at Epcot Center in Florida.
    Graduate student Rebecca Harris will conduct “Trittico” by famed composer Vaclav Nelhybel; Master of Music student Matthew Soukup will conduct the historic “Wachet, Auf!” by Johnann Sebastian Bach.


RENOWNED ARTIST TO PERFORM WITH WIND SYMPHONY – Joseph Alessi, principal trombonist with the New York Philharmonic Orchestra, will be a featured performer with the Southeastern Louisiana University Wind Symphony at its annual Fanfare performance scheduled at 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 14, at the Columbia Theatre for the Performing Arts in Hammond.

Maudie Cusimano

Alumni lecture by Maudie Cusimano scheduled at Contemporary Art Gallery on Thursday
A lecture exploring the contemporary museum world and how to get pre-graduate program experience will be presented on Thursday, Oct. 15, at 12 p.m. at Southeastern’s Contemporary Art Gallery.
     The lecture by Southeastern alumna Maudie Cusimano is part of the university’s Homecoming week festivities. Cusimano’s lecture is titled “How I met Alex Katz:  Adventures in Museum Work.” Katz is a famed New York artist specializing in portraiture and landscapes.
     According to Art Gallery Director Dale Newkirk, “This will be an exploration into the navigation of the contemporary museum world and how to get pre-graduate program experience,” said Art Gallery Director Dale Newkirk. The program is free and open to the public.
     Cusimano, a native of Slidell, graduated from Southeastern with a degree in art history and anthropology in 2014. Since completing her degree, she has interned at some of the most premier museums in the Southeast including the High Museum of Art in Atlanta and the New Orleans Museum of Art.
For more information, contact the gallery at 549-5080.

Southeastern hosts 2015 Business Perspectives Week
Over 40 business leaders will share their experiences and professional advice with students during Southeastern Louisiana University’s College of Business annual Business Perspectives Week, held concurrently with Homecoming Week, Oct. 12-15.
     Sponsored by First Guaranty Bank, the event features presentations that will introduce students to first-hand information about careers and occupations related to their business experience.
All presentations will be in Garrett Hall and are open to faculty, staff, students and the public on a space available basis.
     Featured speakers this year include Danny Monistere, senior vice president for client services for the consumer survey company Nielsen, and Jose Barrios Ng, former deputy CEO for the Panama Canal Authority and currently president and CEO of ABCO Global and Capital Finance.
     Also on the schedule is a presentation by Robert Watkins, managing partner of Wegmann Dazet & Company, a leading New Orleans accounting firm. Watkins is this year’s Distinguished Alumnus of the Year for the College of Business.
     A full schedule is available at or by calling 549-2258.

David Faucheux

Rating services names instructor No. 2 in nation
David Faucheux, an instructor in Southeastern’s College of Business, was ranked No. 2 in the nation by the website in its annual Top 25 list of professors for 2014-15.
     The website is the largest online destination for college and university students to rate their instructors on categories such as helpfulness, clarity of instruction and overall quality. More than 16 million ratings of 1.4 million instructors from colleges and universities across the United States, Canada and the United Kingdom are included in the rating service’s listings.
     “Mr. Faucheux has a knack for connecting with students,” said Interim Dean for the College of Business Antoinette Phillips. “He truly cares about their successes and takes great effort to help guide them.”
     Faucheax received his bachelor’s degree in business administration and MBA from Southeastern in 1982 and 1984 respectively. He enjoyed a successful 25-year career in advertising and marketing. In his last nine years with AT&T advertising, he was responsible for recovering and producing $42 million in revenue.
     Originally from Gramercy and now a resident of Hammond, Faucheux retired in 2012 from AT&T and joined the Southeastern faculty, where he currently teaches six classes and nearly 300 students per semester.
     “I decided to give up my career so that I could follow my heart, pursue one of my true passions, and cross off another item from my bucket list, which is to teach and make a difference for Southeastern students,” he said.
     “I believe if students are motivated to be in your class, they are also motivated to learn. People are driven by a purpose. When they see a clear vision and trust a defined purpose, they will invest emotionally,” he said. “One of the guarantees that I make to all of my students in the first class of the semester is that, ‘The person you see in the mirror today will not be the person you see in the mirror at the end of the semester. Wherever you want to go, whatever you want to do, whatever you want to be, it’s there waiting for you.’”


Become a HopeLine
In support of October- National Domestic Violence Month, get involved by donating your old cell phone. Cell Phone collection begins on Oct.1 and ends on Oct. 31. Donations may be dropped-off in the Office of Student Advocacy and Accountability, Student Union 1305.
     HopeLine provides ways for individuals to take action against domestic violence by donating no-longer-used wireless phones and accessories in any condition from any service provider.  Verizon turns these resources into support for domestic violence organizations and programs nationwide.
     The donation process is very straightforward, here’s what you need to know:
•    Erase any personal data on your phones and ensure service is turned off.
•    Prior to donating your phone, back up all of your personal information.
•    Erase your address book, call logs, messages, stored photos, videos and other media. More information on how to erase personal data is also available on your phone manufacturer’s website or user guide.
     HopeLine puts donated phones through an extensive refurbishing process and does a complete scrub to ensure that all customer personal data is removed before distributing the phones for re-use by domestic violence victims and survivors.
     For more information on how to donate, go to Student Conduct- HopeLine at


Students earn speech-language-hearing awards
Caprice Lee Megan McMillin
Caprice Lee Megan McMillin


Two graduate students in Southeastern’s communication sciences and disorders program have earned awards based on their achievements.
     Caprice Lee of Monroe was selected to be a participant in the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association’s Minority Student Leadership Program (MSLP), while Megan McMillin of Shorewood, Ill., received a $1,500 graduate scholarship from SPALS, the Speech Pathologists and Audiologists in Louisiana Schools. Both are graduates of Southeastern’s bachelor’s program in communication sciences and disorders.
     Lee is one of only 40 students nationwide to be selected to participate in leadership training at the 2015 Convention in Denver in November.  As an MSLP participant, she will take part in leadership-focused educational programs and activities at the convention designed to help build and enhance leadership skills and gain an understanding of how the association works.
     To be named to the program, Lee had to submit a letter of recommendation and prepare an essay describing the qualities of an individual who demonstrates leadership, the skills she wanted to develop, and how participation in the program would enhance leadership skills.
     McMillin is a former player for the Southeastern Lions volleyball team, who was named a winner of the President’s Award for Academic Excellence for the College of Nursing and Health Sciences when she graduated last year. She also was named to the Southland Conference’s All-Academic Team and received the conference’s F.L. McDonald Postgraduate Scholarship. She intends to work in a school setting after she earns her master’s degree.

Thesis/Dissertation sessions to be held at library
Thesis/Dissertation Format Review Orientation Sessions will be held in Sims Library room 474 on Monday, Oct. 12, 5 – 6 p.m., in Sims Library room 474 and on Tuesday, Oct. 13, 12 – 1 p.m.
     Graduate students are invited to attend either of these sessions and need not be in the thesis or dissertation phase of their graduate work in order to participate.
     Students who cannot attend one of these sessions may use the following online form to make an appointment with a librarian:  Graduate students might also want to explore the helpful resources listed on this online guide:


Amite-Tangi Digest

Southeastern students complete Collection Week

 Hammond Daily Star

Winners of Annie Awards announced

Students unite against breast cancer with 4K run

Southeastern announces queen's court

Southeastern announces beau court for homecoming

Staff: More notice of insurance changes

New York Times
Tourists Thwart Turtles from Nesting in Costa Rica

Southeastern announces 2015 Homecoming Court




Southeastern will celebrate Homecoming 2015, sponsored by the Felions and Alpha Sigma Tau, during this week in Southeastern Athletics.
     The Lion football team (3-2, 2-1 Southland) will host Stephen F. Austin for Homecoming on Saturday with kickoff set for 7 p.m. in Strawberry Stadium. No. 17/20 SLU will be looking to bounce back from a 21-7 loss at No. 13/22 McNeese State last week, while SFA came from behind for its first win of the season, 28-24, over Nicholls. The Lions will be looking to avenge their only conference loss of 2014 – a 27-17 loss last October in Nacogdoches, Texas.
     The game will be televised on Fox College Sports and the Fox Sports Go app. In the Hammond area, fans can also access the game on WUPL (Charter Channel 16, DirecTV Channel 54).
     The contest can also be heard on KSLU-FM (90.9) and, as well as affiliates and Northshore Broadcasting stations Kajun 107.1 FM (WHMD) and The Highway 104.7 FM (WJSH).
The first 300 students in attendance to the Homecoming game will receive free t-shirts courtesy of Southeastern Athletics Marketing and Promotions. At halftime, the 2015 Southeastern Homecoming King and Queen will be announced.
     The SLU volleyball team (8-11, 2-3 Southland) will host a pair of Southland matches this week. On Thursday, the Lady Lions welcome Stephen F. Austin for the Dig Pink match, dedicated to breast cancer awareness, at 7 p.m. in the University Center. Fans are encouraged to wear pink. On Saturday, SLU hosts Northwestern State at 2 p.m. Lion Vision subscribers will be able to access a live video stream on
     The Southeastern soccer team (9-3-1, 4-2 Southland) will hit the road for two conference matches this week. The Lady Lions will be at Sam Houston State on Friday for a 7 p.m. match, before traveling to Stephen F. Austin for a 1 p.m. match on Sunday.
     The cross country teams will travel to Clinton, Mississippi on Saturday to compete in the Mississippi College Choctaw Open. The meet is set for 8:30 a.m.
     The Southeastern tennis team will look to continue its impressive fall opening. On Friday and Saturday, it will be in Pensacola, Florida to compete in the UWF Fall Fling, hosted by West Florida.
     The softball team will host two fall scrimmages on Friday, welcoming East Central Community College at 3 p.m. and Baton Rouge Community College at 5 p.m. On Saturday, Southeastern will welcome all former alumni for Alumni Day.
     The day’s events will begin with the Alumni Game at 10 a.m. at North Oak Park. Each inning will be played under different rules. The first inning will be played like a regular game, while the second inning will be one base softball and the third (backwards softball), fourth (slow pitch softball) and fifth (partner softball) will be played under unique rules.
     Following the game, Lady Lion alumni will meet with first-year head coach Rick Fremin and the 2016 Southeastern team. A silent auction will begin at 12:30 p.m. followed by tailgating prior to the Southeastern football team’s homecoming game against Southland Conference rival Stephen F. Austin.
     Discounted hotel rooms and tickets to the game are available. Contact assistant coach Arica Rodriguez to RSVP or for more information at

OCT 15

- Volleyball, vs. Stephen F. Austin, University Center, 7 p.m. (LionVision)*
            - Dig Pink – Fans are encouraged to wear pink

OCT 16

- Soccer, at Sam Houston State, Huntsville, Texas, 7 p.m.*
-Women’s Tennis, at UWF Fall Fling, Pensacola, Fla., All Day
-Softball, vs. East Central Community College, North Oak Park, 3 p.m.
-Softball, vs. Baton Rouge Community College, North Oak Park, 5 p.m.

OCT 17

- Football, vs. Stephen F. Austin, Strawberry Stadium, 7 p.m. (Fox College Sports) (KSLU)*
            - Homecoming
            - First 300 students receive free t-shirts
- Volleyball, vs. Northwestern State, University Center, 2 p.m. (LionVision)*
- Men’s and Women’s Cross Country, at MC Choctaw Open, Clinton, Miss., 8:30 a.m.
- Women’s Tennis, at UWF Fall Fling, Pensacola, Fla., All Day
- Softball, Alumni Game, North Oak Park, 10 a.m.

OCT 18

- Soccer, at Stephen F. Austin, Nacogdoches, Texas, 1 p.m.*

Southeastern home events in bold.
* - Southland Conference contest



LION FOOTBALL - Southeastern wide receiver Khalil Thomas makes a  54-yard reception with a lead on McNeese defensive back Dominique Hill in the second quarter on Saturday at Cowboy Stadium in Lake Charles.


Dr. Lillian Stiegler (Health and Human Sciences) recently hosted an advanced professional seminar for 60 speech-language pathologists in the southern U.S. region. The title was Natural Language Acquisition in Autism:  Echolalia to Self-Generated Language, Assessment and Treatment.  The featured speaker was Marge Blanc, MA, CCC-SLP. 
     William B. Robison (History and Political Science) presented a lecture, “The War of 1812 in Longterm International Perspective” at the Loranger Branch of the Tangipahoa Parish Library on Thursday, Sept. 24. This is the first in a series of lectures that Robison will present at various branches this fall.
     Dr. Mario Krenn (Management and Business Administration) published his article titled “The Role of Codetermination in Shareholder Oriented Corporate Governance Reform: The Case of Executive Remuneration Disclosure in Germany” in the International Journal of Corporate Governance.
     C. Roy Blackwood (Columbia Theatre/FANFARE) was an invited participant in the American Performing Arts Presenters Think Tank that recently convened at the Performing Arts Exchange conference in Baltimore, MD. The meeting’s purpose was to address industry challenges facing preforming arts presenters and to identify methodologies for moving forward.
     Dr. Rhett Allain (Chemistry and Physics) was invited to give a guest lecture on his blogging experiences to a mass communication class at LSU.


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