Southeastern to celebrate student union grand opening
Southeastern will celebrate the grand opening completion of its newly renovated and
expanded War Memorial Student Union project with a week’s worth of special offers
and activities culminating with an official event on Thursday, April 14. The campus
and community are invited to take part in the festivities and attend the ribbon-cutting
that will take place at 12 p.m. between the Student Union and Fayard Hall.
The public is invited to attend all scheduled events.
Monday, April 11
Special dining discounts
15 percent bookstore discounts for wearing green and gold
Sign up to win a Southeastern gift basket at the bookstore
Instagram challenge for most spirited photo of students using the union(#ChooseSLUHousing)
Win an Apple watch by posting a selfie of your favorite spot in the union (#UnionGO)
Tuesday, April 12
Faculty/Staff Appreciation Luncheon, 11 a.m., Mane Dish
Student Organization Fair, 11 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Book Signing, University Bookstore, 1 – 3 p.m. Library Director Eric Johnson and
Catherine Tijerno will sign their book Hammond.
Wednesday, April 13
Strawberry Jubilee, Student Union North Lawn, 11 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Around the World RESIDENT MEAL IN Mane Dish, 5 p.m.
Thursday, April 14
Ribbon cutting ceremony, Union Quad, 12 p.m.
Facility tours and refreshments following ceremony
Departmental open houses, 12:30 – 3 p.m.
Book Signing, University Bookstore, 12:30 p.m. Director of Public and Governmental
affairs Erin Cowser will sign her children’s book Lion Up with Roomie. Frist 25 books
For additional information, contact Event and Conference Services at 549-2094.
Senior student art exhibition scheduled
The Spring 2016 Senior Art Exhibition will be on display from April 14 through May
14 at Southeastern’s Contemporary Art Gallery.
The gallery will host an opening reception on Thursday, April 14, from 5 to 7:30
p.m. The exhibit will be open Monday, Tuesday and Thursday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.,
Wednesday from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. and Friday from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. It is free and open
to the public.
Southeastern seniors completing their bachelor’s degrees in visual art and design
will showcase their artwork. Featured pieces will include ceramics, painting, drawing,
photography, animation, video art, printmaking, sculpture, and graphic design.
For more information, contact the gallery at 549-5080.
Fundraiser for Men’s Golf scheduled
The Birdies and Bogeys Craft Show will take place May 6-7 at the Pennington Center
from 6 a.m. - 8 p.m. Students and faculty will have free booth space to exhibit and
sell their artwork and crafts. Students and faculty also may attend and shop with
no entry fee.
Vendors will include local boutiques, artists and crafters, and there will be
a monogramming station. This event is a fundraiser for the Southeastern Men’s Golf
For more information, visit birdiesandbogeyscraftshow.com or call (985) 320-5500.
Vendors who register by April 15 will have their name on the event t-shirt.
Pelicans love the Lions, too
Southeastern sport management students invite faculty, staff and students to enjoy
one of their Real-World experience projects and attend Saturday’s New Orleans Pelicans
game with discounted ticket prices for Lion fans and a special Jumbotron shout-out
to Southeastern slated during the game. Visit http://tinyurl.com/pelicansgame for more information.
Southeastern’s Delta Tau Delta Chapter earns top award
Epsilon Phi Chapter of Delta Tau Delta Fraternity at Southeastern is the recipient
of the prestigious Hugh Shields Flag, presented to only the top 10 chapters across
the United States.
The Shields flag is the highest award the national fraternity can bestow upon
a chapter and is based on overall performance and programming in the areas of academics,
finances, recruitment, membership education, operations, campus leadership, service
and alumni relations.
Other awards won by the chapter included excellence in academics, chapter growth,
alumni programming, and programming for life beyond college. The awards were given
at the fraternity’s annual Southern Division Conference held recently in Charleston,
The award marks the 16th time the chapter has been named among the fraternity’s
The chapter conducted a number of community service projects during 2015, including
involvement in several charitable causes such as Relay for Life, Adopt-a-School, the
Hammond, LA Police Union Ball, and the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, the
fraternity’s national philanthropy, said chapter president Justin Archote of Independence.
Campus service included work at the Southeastern Laboratory School, Chefs Evening,
Champagne Bingo, Lion Nation Celebration and the Big Event, a day of giving back to
the university community. The chapter also sponsored programs on professional etiquette
and suicide awareness, among other topics.
“We are truly excited about the awards that Epsilon Phi received at Southern
Division,” said Archote. “I could not be more proud of everything the chapter does
on a daily basis, and it comes down to the character of the men that make up this
Southeastern Fraternity performs benefit concert
Southeastern’s Delta Omega Chapter of the Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia Fraternity of America
will perform a wide variety of music as a fund-raising concert on Monday, April 18,
at 7:30 p.m. Pottle Auditorium.
A fund-raiser to support student scholarships, the program, “Student Life,” will
include a variety of music from a cappella, rock, and New Orleans jazz. Performers
will include members from the fraternity, as well as members of the Sigma Alpha Iota
International Music Fraternity. This event is free and open to the public; however,
donations are requested to fund music scholarships through Southeastern’s Department
of Fine and Performing Arts.
“This program is a realization of part of our organization’s objective: the mutual
welfare and brotherhood of musical students,” said Blayke Weatherford, a senior in
music performance at Southeastern.
The concert will open with Southeastern’s Alma Mater and include pieces to keep
the magic alive, Weatherford said.
For more information, contact Weatherford at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Students present research
Research Sharing – Ariana Rupp, a Southeastern graduate student in biological science, presents her
research on the histology and electron microscopy of glands found in the skin of some
male salamanders to student Timothy Carambat of Covington at the university’s Student
Showcase on Tuesday. Hosted by the Office of Sponsored Research and Programs in cooperation
with the university’s Real-World Ready program, the event provided a venue for students
to show the results of their research and creative projects with others. The event
featured 44 exhibits by more than 120 students.
North Oaks partnership highlighted– North Oaks Health System representatives Jessica Friley, left, and Caitlin McHodgkins,
center, explain the health coach partnership program that is coordinated with the
Department of Kinesiology and Health Sciences to senior student Karli Worthy of Baton
Rouge at the university’s Student Showcase on Tuesday. Hosted by the Office of Sponsored
Research and Programs in cooperation with the university’s Real-World Ready program,
the event provided a venue for students to show the results of their research and
creative projects with others.
Celebrate National Library Week at Sims Library
April 12: “Readings @ Sims”
Come hear selections from original works by Southeastern's own and other local writers.
Readings begin at 6:30 p.m., and light refreshments will be served. Sims Library,
April 12-14: Annual Book Sale
Support Sims Library and get some great books, videos, CDs and record albums at unbeatable
prices at our annual book sale. The sale will be held in the Library lobby from 9
a.m. to 7 p.m. on April 12 and 13, and 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on April 14. Cash only, please.
April 10-15: Fine Free Week
Bring back your overdue books with no library fines!
For more information, call 549-3962 or visit www.southeastern.edu/library.
Southeastern to hold dance auditions for fall concert
Southeastern’s resident student dance company, Dance Performance Project, will hold
auditions Tuesday, April 12, for an upcoming dance concert.
Called “Bayourella: A Story of Forgiveness,” the fall event will be directed
by Dance Instructor Skip Costa. Selected choreographers are Joe Matherne of Baton
Rouge, Lindsy Brown of El Paso, Texas, Lily Marcus of Denham Springs, Haley Jordan
of Baton Rouge, Forrest Duplantier of Covington, and Courtney Self of Conway, Ark.
“Auditions are open to all Southeastern students,” Costa said. “Students attending
the audition will be taught several short movement phrases.”
Auditions are scheduled from 2 to 3 p.m. in the dance studio in the Kinesiology
and Health Studies Building. Costa said students should wear something that shows
their form, especially on the upper body torso, and should arrive by 1:30 p.m. to
complete an audition form and for warm ups.
If invited to perform, Costa said, students must register for one of the following
dance courses: DNC 300-01, Contemporary Dance (DNC 230 or 330) or Ballet Technique
(DNC 140 or 240), and attend two rehearsals per week.
For more information, contact Dance Coordinator Martie Fellom at email@example.com.
Employee Appreciation Lunch scheduled
In celebration of the dedication and service to Southeastern, the Human Resources
department is treating all Southeastern Faculty and Staff to an Employee Appreciation
lunch. The lunch is scheduled at the Mane Dish in the Student Union on the 2nd floor
on Tuesday, April 12, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Employees should enter at the east entrance and bring their ID to sign in and
pick up a free Southeastern T-Shirt. There will also be door prizes.
Southeastern Theatre to present McGuiness’ adaptation of Oedipus
The classic ancient Greek play “Oedipus,” as adapted by Irish writer Frank McGuinness,
will be presented at Southeastern’s Vonnie Borden Theatre April 19-22 at 7:30 p.m.
The play, written by the Greek playwright Sophocles around 430 B.C., is being
presented by Southeastern Theatre. General admission tickets are $10; $5 for seniors
and non-Southeastern students; and free for Southeastern students with University
ID. Tickets are available 30 minutes prior to show time in the Vonnie Borden Theatre
Box Office, located in the main lobby of D Vickers Hall.
Director Chad Winters, instructor of acting and directing, said McGuinness is
known widely for his adaptations of classical literary works. First performed at the
National Theatre in London in 2008, the play starred actor Ralph Fiennes in the title
“I’ve used McGuinness’ translations before when I did ‘A Doll’s House,’” Winters
said. “I find his translations to be more accessible to a modern audience. We are
telling the classic story of King Oedipus with stylized movement, music and dance.”
In the back story, King Laius of Thebes learns of a prophecy that his newborn
son Oedipus is destined to kill him and marry his own mother. He orders the child’s
death; however, the Shepard charged with abandoning Oedipus in the wilderness takes
pity on him and gives him to a Shepard from the city of Corinth, where he is adopted
by the king. Oedipus later learns of the prophecy himself and flees Corinth in fear
of it coming true. His travels lead him to the city of Thebes, where he encounters
the Sphinx who has been terrorizing the city. Oedipus solves the riddle of the Sphinx,
freeing the city of its curse. Now a hero, he is crowned king of Thebes, after the
recent murder of King Laius by a band of robbers, and he is given the hand of Queen
Jocasta in marriage. It is from this point that the play begins for the audience.
Some time has passed and the city of Thebes is suffering from plague and famine. The
citizens implore King Oedipus to save them again. To do so he must unmask the murderer
of their former King.
“I think the audience will have a lot of fun as this mystery unravels.” Winters
Southeastern students and others performing in “Oedipus” include Justin Davis
of Greensburg as Oedipus and Payton Core of Folsom as Queen Jocasta. Other cast members
include: William Rushing of Hammond as Creon; Misty Gros of Lafitte as Teiresias;
Bennett Cockerham of Hammond as the Priest; Shelly Sneed of Minden as the Shepherd;
Chris Dalton of Prairieville as the Messenger; and Anita Brewer of Denver as the Stranger;
Members of the chorus include Brewer, Camille Albarez,, Tara Bennett and Corinne
Dennison, all of Covington; Shelby Elliott-Layman of Baltimore; Michaela Statham of
Franklinton; and Caleb Theriot of Springfield.
For more information, contact the Department of Fine and Performing Arts, 549-2184.