ByLion--September 14



New campus building announced

SLU recognized by national group

SLU students graduate with low debt

Gubernotorial Forum rebroadcasts set

Graduation application deadline set

Constitution Day Lecture scheduled

Career Fair is Thursday

Student receives scholarship

Self-defense class offered

Opera-Workshop cast chosen

Corporate Cup Run/Walk planned

Library offering new databases

Relay for Life fundraiser

Phi Kappa Phi Quiz Bowl set

Updated SOT Calendar

Non-Credit Program news

This Week in Athletics

Professional activities

Southeastern announces new computer science and technology building
New Science and Technology Building announcedRepresentatives of Southeastern and other officials gathered together Sept. 3 to announce construction of a new $24.4 million computer science and technology facility.
     The 70,000 square foot building will be built near the intersection of North Oak and Dakota streets. The project will be paid by state Capital Outlay funds; no university operating funds will be used in construction.
     The project has been in the development stages since 2007, said President John L. Crain.
     “This facility is greatly overdue. Our computer science, engineering technology, industrial technology, and occupational, safety, health and environment programs have expanded significantly in recent years as more students are drawn to the employment opportunities in Louisiana associated with these professions,” he said. “The faculty and students have been operating with limited space. The new facility will greatly enhance the classroom and specialized lab space needed to provide modern instructional opportunities to our students.”
     The new building will be built on the site of Southeastern Hall, which will be taken down later this year. Total construction time is estimated at 17 months, making the facility possibly ready for the fall 2017 semester.
     The facility will house components of several programs, including computer science, information technology, engineering technology, industrial technology, and occupational, safety, health and environment programs.
     “We are thrilled that we will now have a first-rate facility for these programs,” said Dan McCarthy, dean of the College of Science and Technology. “We have first-rate faculty and students already, so this facility will only help to strengthen our programs even more. It is also gratifying that Southeastern is being recognized as a leader for computing and technology programs in the state. This is a direct testament to all the hard work and dedication of our faculty.”
     Architect for the project is Holly and Smith of Hammond.


CONSTRUCTION TO BEGIN ON NEW SOUTHEASTERN BUILDING – Southeastern President John L. Crain recently announced the upcoming construction of a new science and technology building on the southeast corner of the campus. Participating in the announcement were, from left, Jeffrey Smith of the architectural firm Holly and Smith of Hammond; Southeastern Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs Tammy Bourg; Mark Beckers, Holly and Smith; Vice President for University Advancement Wendy Lauderdale; Director of Facility Planning Ken Howe; Rep. Steve Pugh; City of Hammond Mayor Pete Panepinto; Crain; Dean of the College of Science and Technology Dan McCarthy; Vice President for Administration and Finance Sam Domiano; Interim Head of the Department of Computer Science and Technology Lu Yuan; Rep. Chris Broadwater; and Vice President for Student Affairs Marvin Yates.


Southeastern recognized by national group for student leadership, engagement, impact on communities
Purposeful NetworkSoutheastern has been recognized with a Student Actions Award for the 2015 spring semester by the organization Purposeful Networks.
     Purposeful Networks honors undergraduate schools for demonstrated student leadership, momentum and engagement in activities that positively impact communities and the planet. Southeastern is the only public university in Louisiana among the 125 schools in the nation being recognized for excellence this semester.
     “It is truly an honor to be listed alongside other top universities for the actions of our students,” said Southeastern President John L. Crain. “Service to others and engagement with our communities are basic values we try to instill in all of our students. The activities cultivate a sense of partnership among the students and help strengthen their leadership and organizational skills, which are vital to success in the workplace.”
     Crain noted that student organizations are heavily involved in fund-raising for non-profit organizations and in community service events, such as “The Big Event” held every year where hundreds of students gather on a specific day to carry out service projects throughout the region.
     For their efforts, Southeastern has earned a position on the President’s Higher Education Honor Roll for Community Service for the past four years.
     Additionally, the university is expanding student-engagement opportunities this year by increasing the number of experiential-learning opportunities through its “Real-World Ready” initiative. This plan involves merging classroom instruction with hands-on activities to achieve a more intensive learning experience.
     “The power of student leaders to build community and inspire action for causes and programs they support is tremendous. We are proud to spotlight the individual and collective impact of undergraduate students across the country,” said Kristine Sturgeon, president of Purposeful Networks. “From encouraging positive everyday activities like donating blood or volunteering to organize campus-wide events and fund-raising, our next generation of leaders is making a measurable impact.”
     For more information on the network, go online to


Southeastern among universities where students graduate with least debt
U.S. News and World Report has listed Southeastern among the top regional universities in the South where students graduate with the least debt.
     The report was released Sept. 9 by the publication and shows that 57 percent of Southeastern’s class of 2014 graduated with an average of $18,433, the lowest among all regional universities in Louisiana. The ranking places Southeastern fourth among the universities whose students incur the least debt.
     “We’re pleased this report shows Southeastern is offering an excellent value in higher education for students,” said President John L. Crain. “We are aware recent tuition increases have affected our students financially, and we have made every effort to provide assistance through scholarship support.”
     U.S. News compiled its list using data that include loans taken out by students from private financial institutions and from federal, state and local governments. The average amount of debt refers to the cumulative amount borrowed by students who incurred debt and not an average for all students.


Encore gubernatorial forum broadcasts set
Gubernatorial Forum logoSeveral encore broadcasts of the first statewide televised forum of the Louisiana Gubernatorial race are scheduled over the next several weeks.
     The Sept. 2 forum, held in Southeastern’s Columbia Theatre for the Performing Arts, featured candidates Lt. Gov. Jay Dardenne, Louisiana State Rep. John Bel Edwards, and Public Service Commissioner Scott Angelle. U.S. Sen. David Vitter did not participate.
     Southeastern and Northshore Technical Community College students served as panelists while a recent Southeastern graduate moderated the event.    
     The Southeastern Channel will re-broadcast “Student Gubernatorial Forum: Their Future, Their Questions” in four weekly airings presented according to the following schedule: Mondays, 5 p.m. or 8 p.m.; Tuesdays, 7 a.m. or noon; Wednesdays, 6 p.m. or 8 p.m.; Fridays 6 a.m.; Saturdays 1 p.m.; or 9 p.m.; and Sundays 7 a.m. or 10 a.m. the Southeastern Channel is located on Charter Cable Channel 199.
     The forum can also be seen on demand at the LPB website. Go to for more information about the event and its underwriters: First Guaranty Bank, Northshore Business Council, Northshore Legislative Alliance, and Southeastern Student Government Association.


September 15 is final day for Southeastern students to apply for fall 2015 graduation
The final day for Southeastern students to apply to graduate in fall 2015 is Sept. 15, the university announced today.
     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. There is also a direct link available at
     The $35 application fee should be paid directly to the Controller’s Office, located on North Campus in the Financial Aid Building.


Constitution Day Lecture will address Supreme Court same-sex marriage decision  
Patrick TraylorPatrick Traylor, a Hammond native and Washington, D.C. attorney, will return home to deliver the annual Constitution Day Lecture titled “The Constitutional Right to Same-Sex Marriage: The Supreme Court’s Opinion in Obergefell v. Hodges.”
     Sponsored by the Department of History and Political Science with support from members of the local community, the lecture will be presented at 1 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 16, in the Student Union Theatre.
     Earlier this year the Supreme Court delivered a controversial 5-4 decision saying that the Constitution protects the right of same-sex couples to marry. Traylor, a partner in the Washington, D.C. law firm of Hogan Lovells, will discuss the historical, philosophical and constitutional underpinnings of this ruling. Admission is free and open to the public.
     Later, at 5 p.m. in Fayard Hall, room 225, Traylor will meet informally with Southeastern students planning to attend law school to talk about getting into and succeeding in law school and beginning a life in the legal profession. Meeting with students on real world issues is an important element in the university’s Real-World Ready effort to supplement classroom teaching with practical experiences.
     “We are delighted to have Patrick Traylor for this year’s lecture,” said History and Political Science Department Head William Robison. “The same-sex marriage issue has been one of the most prominent news stories of the year and certainly the biggest with regard to the U.S. Constitution. Although it has generated enormous public debate, much of that has focused on the moral dimensions and social consequences of same-sex marriage, and it has often been highly emotionally charged. Traylor’s lecture, on the other hand, will examine the issue in constitutional terms.”
     “That he also is willing to meet with our students to talk about law school is an added bonus,” Robison added. “And on top of all that, Patrick is a great speaker, just like his father, Ron (Traylor, instructor of history), my colleague and the organizer of this event.”
     Traylor is the son of Drs. Ron and Gwen Traylor. He earned a Bachelor of Arts in history with an emphasis on classics and a minor in English from Texas A&M University in 1991. He received his Juris Doctor degree in 1994 from the South Texas College of Law, where he was an articles editor for the “South Texas Law Review.” He received his Master of Law and Letters degree from the George Washington University School of Law in 1996 with a specialization in Environmental Law. While in law school, Traylor clerked for the United States Environmental Protection Agency, the United States Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of Texas Environmental Crimes Unit, and the United States Department of Justice Environment and Natural Resources Division Environmental Enforcement Section.
     Traylor joined the law firm of Hogan Lovells in Washington, DC in 1997 and became a partner in the firm in 2003. Hogan Lovells is a global law firm with over 2,500 attorneys in more than 45 offices on six continents. His practice focuses on air quality and climate change.
     Traylor also served by appointments from Presidents George W. Bush and Barack Obama to the Department of the Interior’s Wind Turbine Guidelines Federal Advisory Committee. He began his career with the Chief Justice of the United States John Roberts while he was a partner at the firm.

CONSTITUTION DAY LECTURE - Patrick Traylor, a Hammond native and Washington, D.C. attorney, will return home to deliver the annual Constitution Day Lecture titled “The Constitutional Right to Same-Sex Marriage: The Supreme Court’s Opinion in Obergefell v. Hodges.” Sponsored by Southeastern’s Department of History and Political Science with support from members of the local community, the lecture will be presented at 1 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 16, in the Student Union Theatre.


Southeastern students, alumni invited to Career Fair Sept. 17
Southeastern students and alumni are invited to participate in Career Fair 2015, the Office of Career Services’ annual university wide career event. And faculty are asked to encourage student attendance.
     Held as a benefit exclusively for Southeastern students and alumni, Career Fair 2015 will include over 130 organizational participants and will be held Thursday, Sept. 17, from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. in the Pennington Student Activity Center on the corner of University Avenue and General Pershing.
     Representatives from various companies and associations, government agencies, business, engineering, finance and banking industries will be on site to answer questions and take resumes during the free event.
     “Career Fair provides Southeastern students and graduates the opportunity to obtain that much needed face time with recruiters to set themselves apart from the rest of the pack and all of those faceless resumes that come their way,” said Ken Ridgedell, director of Career Services. “There is no other venue that will allow you to directly interact with recruiters and managers from over 130 employers and leave a lasting, positive impression. In fact, it would take you months to speak with as many recruiters as you can in one day at Southeastern’s Career Fair 2015.”
     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.
     For additional information on Career Fair 2015, visit or contact Career Services at 549 2121 or


Student awarded scholarship from Medical Society Alliance
Nursing scholarship awardedRachel Cyr Kiley of Covington, second from left, a senior Southeastern Louisiana University nursing student, accepts a scholarship check from Kathryn Anzalone of Independence representing the Tangipahoa Parish Medical Society Alliance. Also pictured are Ann Carruth, left, dean of the College of Nursing and Health Sciences, and Eileen Creel, head of the School of Nursing. The Alliance has presented nearly $19,000 in scholarship funds to Southeastern nursing students since 1990.


Self-defense class offered
The Southeastern Police Department is hosting a self-defense class for the women of our community.
     The class is on Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 19 and 20 and is free for current Southeastern students and employees. Class size is limited, so early registration is recommended.
     To register for the class or receive more information, send an e-mail to or call the University Police Department at 549-2222.


Cast chosen for Opera Workshop's A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum
Forum logoSoutheastern’s Opera/Music Theatre Workshop will present the Broadway musical, A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum on Thursday and Friday, Sept. 24 and 25, at 7:30 p.m. at the Columbia Theatre for the Performing Arts in downtown Hammond.
     “Stephen Sondheim is a living Broadway legend; for the last 50 years his musicals have continually expanded the boundaries of what a Broadway musical can – and should – be,” said Charles Effler, director of the Opera/Music Theatre Workshop.
     Sondheim started his Broadway career as a lyricist for Leonard Bernstein’s West Side Story and Jule Styne’s Gypsy, which was a star vehicle for the famed Broadway belter, Ethel Merman. “Forum” was the first show where he was both lyricist and composer.
     Described in Time magazine as “a good, clean, dirty show,” Forum premiered in 1962 with a script inspired by the farces of ancient Roman playwright Plautus.
     “While the plot of Forum displays many classic elements of farce - puns, mistaken identities, and satirical comments on social class, it also has a healthy dose of vaudeville and a smattering of burlesque thrown in for good measure,” Effler said. “The original Broadway production won five Tony awards, including Best Musical.”
     Opera Workshop welcomes back guest stage director Alton Geno for this production. In addition to a long career as a performer, choreographer, and director in New Orleans and around the country, Geno directed Opera Workshop’s sold out-performances of Sweeney Todd last fall, as well as productions of The Light in the Piazza, South Pacific, The Wizard of Oz and The Music Man.
     The cast includes Benjamin Vollentine (Covington) as Pseudolus, Nicholas Smith (Ponchatoula) as Hysterium, Terelle Bibbins (Slidell) as Hero, Randi Gaspard (Covington) as Philia, Brennan Simmons (Walker) as Senex, Rachel Denton (Jena) as Domina, Rob Roy (Lacombe) as Miles Gloriosus, and Ned Kelsey (Abita Springs) as Erronius. As the Proteans: Matt Jays (Kenner), Cody Sires (Chalmette), Wesley Newton (Bourg) and Dustin Forsberg (Hammond) playing Marcus Lycus. As the Courtesans:  Faith Entrekin (Luling) and Lauren Gibson (Walker) as the Geminae Twins, Morgan Curole (Larose) as Tintinabula, Cheyenne Moore (Slidell) as Vibrato, and Katy Prostman (Fraser, CO), as Panacea. Recent music student graduate Allison Joiner (Ponchatoula) will appear as Gymnasia.
     Effler will serve as musical director and conductor, Department of Fine and Performing Arts (FPA) faculty member Mignon Charvet will design the costumes, and FPA staff member Amanda Klipsch will design the lighting. New Orleans based designer Dave Raphel will design the sets. Southeastern alumna Jane Rownd will serve as stage manager.
     Advance tickets are available at the Columbia Theatre box office Monday through Friday from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. and will also be available one hour prior to each performance. Ticket prices are $21 for adults; $16 for seniors, Southeastern faculty/staff and non-Southeastern students. Southeastern students are admitted free of charge with their ID.
     For more information about the Opera/Music Theatre Workshop contact Effler at
     A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum, book by Burt Shevelove and Larry Gelbart, music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim, originally produced on Broadway by Harold S. Prince, is presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI) and all authorized performance materials are also supplied by MTI, 421 West 54th Street, New York, NY, 10019,


Kinesiology encourages registration for Corporate Cup 4-Mile Run/Walk
On the morning of Saturday, Oct. 10, the Hammond Chamber of Commerce, along with Southeastern and Perfectly Fit, will host the 2nd Annual Corporate Cup 4-Mile Run/Walk on campus. The corporate cup events promote physical activity in the community and are organized around workplace teams/groups.
     You may encourage students and faculty to sign up under a “team” for their department, unit, student organization or other group. What’s important is that we have lots of participation, and SLU personnel get up on Oct. 10, get some exercise, and have fun at the after-party.
     Registration may be done online at Paper registrations may be dropped off at the Hammond Chamber of Commerce in downtown Hammond or Perfectly Fit, a shoe store near the mall. To make it convenient for SLU people, those who register by Sept. 30 can drop off registrations at the Kinesiology and Health Studies office.
     Please consider forming a team and registering for the Oct. 10 cruise around campus.


Sims Library offering several new databases
Sims Library is offering new databases this semester. One is Films on Demand: Digital Educational Video. This collection includes over 20,000 streaming videos covering 29 academic subject areas from a number of producers, including the BBC, PBS, TED, A&E, MacNeil Lehrer, National Geographic, and other production companies.
     Another is Fashion Studies Online: The Videofashion Library.  It includes over 904 online videos on the history of fashion, textiles, marketing and merchandising, clothing, and costume.
     Faculty may use the videos for streaming in Moodle or other course management systems, and for classroom viewing. The videos may be viewed by multiple users at a time, on computers, iPads, iPhones, and other mobile devices.
     Journal Citation Reports allows users to evaluate and compare journals using citation data drawn from approximately 12,000 scholarly and technical journals and conference proceedings from more than 3,300 publishers in over 60 countries. Journal Citation Reports is the only source of citation data on journals, and includes virtually all specialties in the areas of science, technology, and social sciences.
     Essential Science Indicators is a unique compilation of performance statistics and trends extrapolated from counts of articles published in scholarly journals and the citations to those articles.
     The Emerald Health & Social Care eJournal Collection provides indexing and abstracts and some full text for 46 journals covering topics such as intellectual/learning disabilities, mental health, criminology and forensic practice, working with vulnerable groups, and management of services.
     Coverage of the New York Times has also been expanded and is now available in full text back to 1851.
     All of these resources are available to Southeastern students and faculty, both on and off-campus via the Library’s home page.
     A program will be held in conjunction with the CFE on September 23 to demonstrate Films on Demand, Journal Citation Reports, Essential Science Indicators, and older databases Web of Science and the Foundation Directory. Additional details about that program will be announced later.


Relay for Life fundraiser
Ultimate Tailgate RaffleSoutheastern’s Division of Administration and Finance is selling South Tangi Relay for Life 20th Anniversary shirts - baseball or tee that are available in green for $20. Contact Kathy Sue Edwards @ 2094 or Brittani Davis @ 3534 by Tuesday, Oct. 6, for the next order deadline. Those shirts should be delivered by Halloween.
     Administration & Finance is also holding the Ultimate Tailgating raffle. For a mere $1 you could win a Southeastern pop up tent, two tickets and a parking pass for the Homecoming game, along with a long list of items all Southeastern. Dr. Crain will draw the winner’s name at halftime of the second home game against Lamar on Oct. 1.
     To buy raffle tickets, contact any of the following Administration & Finance departments: Human Resources, Physical Plant, Facility Planning, Controller’s Office, Purchasing & Property Control, Auxiliary Services, Safety and Hazardous Waste Management, or the Budget Office.
     Raffle tickets will be sold in the Student Union over the next two weeks during lunch hours.
     Thanks for your generous support to combat cancer!


Phi Kappa Phi announces Quiz Bowl
Grab your friends, classmates, sorority/fraternity buddies, colleagues, and co-workers and enter a team in the 14th Annual Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi Homecoming Intramural Quiz Bowl Tournament on Tuesday, Oct. 13, from 2-5:30 p.m. in the New Student Union Ballroom A.
     This fast-paced and fun afternoon pits student teams, then faculty teams, together in a double-elimination tournament culminating in the top student vs top faculty team for the Quiz Bowl Championship. Cash prizes are awarded to the top two student and faculty teams.  
     For an application form, email Dr. Joan Faust at Only the first four student and faculty teams will be accepted.


Updated Fall 2015 SOT Calendar
According to the Office of Institutional Research, all faculty, department heads, and deans should note the following schedule for the administration of the Student Opinion of Teaching (SOT) instruments for the Fall 2015 semester:

Term 1 (August 19 – October 7)

Packets delivered to Departments Friday, Sept. 25
Administration of SOT

Monday -Wednesday, Sept. 28–30

Fall Break Thursday & Friday, Oct. 1 & 2
Administration of SOT Monday - Tuesday, Oct. 5 & 6
Deadline to be returned to IR Wednesday, Oct. 7

Full Term (August 19 – December 4)

Packets delivered to Departments Friday, Nov. 6
Administration of SOT Monday-Friday, Nov. 9 – 20
Deadline to be returned to IR Friday, Dec. 4

Term 2 (October 14 – December 4)

Packets delivered to Departments Tuesday, Nov. 24
Thanksgiving Holidays Wednesday-Friday, Nov. 25-27
Administration of SOT

Monday-Friday, Nov. 30 – Dec. 4

Deadline to be returned to IR Friday, Dec. 4

     Faculty who are interested in keeping the SOT scannable forms from the summer 2013, fall 2013 and spring 2014 semesters should pick them up in the Institutional Research Office. Please note that these are the original bubble forms as completed by students, not the SOT rating summaries or reports.
     As stated in the Student Opinion of Teaching Policy Manual, SOT scan forms will be made available after one year to each faculty member for whom data was collected.  However, faculty may obtain only those data forms for which he or she is the instructor of record.
     Faculty who are interested in receiving these data forms should contact Glenda in the Office of Institutional Research at ext. 2077 or e-mail her at These forms must be picked up no later than Sept. 18. Forms that have not been picked up by the faculty members will be shredded.


Non-Credit Program news
How Money Works - Part I
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. CEUs earned: (0.1 Continuing Education Units for 1 hour).

How Money Works - Part II
Saving and investing on a teacher's salary can be successful if you take charge. This course will introduce educators and future educators to the major concepts necessary to make informed decisions regarding saving and investing. There are no technology requirements or prerequisites for this class, and no charge to attend. CEUs earned: (0.1 Continuing Education Units for 1 hour).

Vampires, Werewolves, Witches, & Wizards
Teachers taking the class for CEU's will be required to take a short pre-test and post-test. This course is comprised of six sessions. Readings will include John Polidori's The Vampyre, Clemence Housman's TheWere-Wolf, excerpts from the Malleus Maleficarum, and other works, all of which are available online free of charge. The course will also in coprporate period art and excerpts from modern films, including The Crucible, Dracula, Excalibur, the Harry Potter series, The Lord of the Rings, The Wolfman, and more.

Utilizing the Stock Market Game
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.


This Week in Athletics
The Southeastern Louisiana football, golf, soccer, volleyball and cross country teams will all be in action during this week in Southeastern Athletics.
     The Lion football team (2-0) will travel to Athens, Ohio on Saturday to face fellow unbeaten Ohio (2-0) at 1 p.m. (CDT). Southeastern is coming off a 28-17 victory over Florida Tech in which the defense forced nine turnovers and scored three touchdowns. Ohio defeated Idaho and Marshall in the first two weeks of the season.
     The contest against the FBS member Bobcats will be televised on ESPN3. The game with Ohio can also be heard on affiliates and Northshore Broadcasting stations Kajun 107.1 FM (WHMD) and The Highway 104.7 FM (WJSH).
     The SLU golf team will open the fall portion of its 2015-16 schedule under first-year head coach Jake Narro. The Lions will be in Hattiesburg, Mississippi on Monday and Tuesday looking to defend their title at the Sam Hall Intercollegiate. SLU is the only team to win the tournament three times, having won the tournament in 2003, 2009 and 2014.
     The Lady Lions soccer team (5-1-1) will open up Southland Conference play this week. SLU will travel to McNeese State on Friday for a 7 p.m. match in Lake Charles.
     The SLU volleyball team (3-6) has a busy week on the road ahead, starting with a 6 p.m. match at Southern on Tuesday. The Lady Lions will then head to Houston for the weekend, competing in the Flo Hyman Collegiate Cup. On Friday, Southeastern will face Alabama A&M at 12:30 p.m. and Prairie View at 5:30 p.m. The Lady Lions wrap up the tournament versus host Houston on Saturday at 12:30 p.m.
     The Southeastern cross country teams will compete in their third meets of the fall this week. The Lions and Lady Lions will be in Baton Rouge on Saturday to participate in the LSU Invite starting at 8:05 a.m.
Monday, September 14
Golf, at Sam Hall Intercollegiate, Hattiesburg, Mississippi, 8:30 a.m.
Tuesday, September 15
Golf, at Sam Hall Intercollegiate, Hattiesburg, Mississippi, 8:30 a.m.
Volleyball, at Southern, Baton Rouge, 6 p.m.
Friday, September 18
Soccer, at McNeese State, Lake Charles, 7 p.m.*
Volleyball, vs. Alabama A&M (Flo Hyman Collegiate Cup), Houston, Texas, 12:30 p.m.
Volleyball, vs. Prairie View (Flo Hyman Collegiate Cup), Houston, Texas, 5:30 p.m.
Saturday, September 19
Football, at Ohio, Athens, Ohio, 1 p.m. (ESPN3) (KSLU)
Volleyball, at Houston (Flo Hyman Collegiate Cup), Houston, Texas, 12:30 p.m.
Cross Country, at LSU Invite, Baton Rouge, 8:05 a.m.
* - Southland Conference event


Professional activities
Dr. Debra Jo Hailey and Dr. Stacy Garcia (Teaching and Learning) joined colleagues Dr. Michelle Fazio-Brunson and Patricia Alexander in presenting at the International Literacy Association Annual Conference in St. Louis, Mo., held in July. Their presentation "Integrating Language Experience with the Project Approach in Kindergarten" showed how children in the early childhood years can engage in long-term studies that support the teaching of grade-level skills, processes, and content.
     Joannie Hebert (Nursing), PhD, RN, CNE presented a research paper, “Advancing Interprofessional Collaboration in Nursing Education” at the Athens Institute of Nursing Education and Research (ATINER) international conference in May in Athens, Greece. Dr. Hebert’s work will be published in the forthcoming 2016 Athens Journal of Health (AJH), a quarterly double blind peer reviewed journal published by the Health Sciences Research Division of ATINER. Many of the papers published in this journal are presented at various conferences sponsored by the Health Research Unit of the Athens Institute for Education and Research.


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