Phil Livingston to serve as Southeastern College of Business Executive in Residence
Long time banking executive Phil Livingston has been selected as the Southeastern
College of Business Executive in Residence, the university recently announced.
“Mr. Livingston’s extensive career in the banking industry, coupled with his
leadership roles in a variety of industry and organization boards, make him a valuable
resource for our students,” said Interim Dean of the College of Business Antoinette
Livingston will be sharing his 50-plus years of experience with Southeastern
juniors, seniors and MBA students. He will also lead roundtable discussions where
students can share their concerns, thoughts and aspirations.
“I plan to speak with the students about being prepared for the workplace, how
to meet expectations and how to job search,” he said. “They must have the right positive
attitude and be willing to start at the bottom and work their way up.”
A graduate of Mississippi State University with a degree in accounting, Livingston
joined Louisiana National Bank in 1965 as a management trainee and later became vice
president. In 1973 he became chief executive officer of Citizens National Bank in
Hammond, where he served as chairman and CEO of the bank until its 1995 merger with
Deposit Guaranty National Bank of Mississippi.
Livingston held the title of chairman and CEO of Deposit Guaranty National Bank
of Louisiana and then president of South Louisiana for First American Bank of Tennessee
following another merger. After retiring in 1998, he served as a consultant to AmSouth
Bank of Alabama, which later acquired First Tennessee.
Southeastern guest artist series: Iktus Combo
The New York-based ensemble Iktus Combo will perform a contemporary music concert
on Tuesday, Feb. 16, at 7:30 p.m. at Southeastern’s Pottle Auditorium. This event
is free and open to the public.
Iktus Combo is a modern chamber group combining classical music with rock-n-roll,
making the composition comfortable in both acoustic and electric settings. The ensemble
is comprised of four members: Erin Rogers, saxophone; Andrea Lodge, piano; Jay Sorce,
electric guitar; and Christopher Graham, percussion.
“Their unique instrumental combination allows them to program interesting pieces
of music of many different styles – from experimental to rock and jazz-inspired compositions,”
according to Philip Schuessler, Southeastern instructor of music theory and composition.
Iktus Combo will perform “Music Box” by Kari Besharse, a Southeastern lecturer
of music, and “Liminal Bridges” by Schuessler. The concert will also feature works
by composers Louis Andriessen, Philippe Hurel, and Mikel Keuhn.
For more information, contact Schuessler 549-5035.
OSH&E program ranked among top 20 in nation
The Southeastern degree program in occupational safety, health and environment has
been ranked among the top 20 best values in OSH&E programs in the country for 2015.
Southeastern was ranked 19th in the nation by the website collegevaluesonline.com,
and was the only institution in Louisiana to be recognized. The ranking is based on
quality of academics; value, which includes tuition affordability and financial aid;
and the calculated average return on investment data, a guide to the success of students
graduating from the program.
“We are very proud of this honor,” said Lu Yuan, interim head of the Department
of Computer Science and Industrial Technology. “Our primary goal is to provide area
employers with highly qualified professionals who can fill much-needed positions in
Yuan, associate professor and OSH&E program coordinator, said students who graduate
with the OSH&E degree automatically earn the designation of Graduate Safety Practitioner,
a gateway to earning Certified Safety Professional certification.
The program is nationally accredited by the Applied Science Accreditation Commission
of ABET, Inc. The program grew from a two-year associate’s degree program to a four-year
bachelor of science program following considerable input from managers at area industries
that reported a significant need for health and safety professionals. The program
prepares students for a variety of positions, including roles of safety engineers
and safety supervisors.
Take the fitness challenge
Non-Credit Programs is excited to announce the First 28 Day Fitness Challenge including
three classes, access to nutritional suggestions, prizes, and a celebration in the
The cost is $60. Register here.
Columbia Theatre presents Jaimee Paul Jazz Quintet
Southeastern’s Columbia Theatre for the Performing Arts will present the Jaimee Paul
Quintet in one performance only on Feb. 24 at 7:30 p.m. in the downtown Hammond theatre.
Columbia Theatre/Fanfare Director Roy Blackwood said there’s a reason why the
melodies of “Great American Songbook” have withstood the test of time.
“Jaimee Paul, along with bandleader and husband, Leif Shires, believe in the
strength and beauty of these songs creating a fresh take on them and making them their
own,” he said. “Ranging from jazz standards of the 30s, stretching to pop standards
of the 70s, Jaimee and Leif believe that a show shouldn’t be just another concert,
but an evening of fun, love and happiness that should be experienced and remembered.”
Raised in Southern Illinois, steeped in the church choir, Paul was influenced
by Gospel and Blues, cultivating a special place in her heart for Jazz. She has performed
for prime ministers, congressmen, military leaders and ambassadors throughout the
U.S., Canada, Europe and Japan.
Reserved tickets for the concert range from $20 to $34 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 get tickets online at www.columbiatheatre.org.
Special $10 Southeastern student tickets are also offered for this production.
Students must present their university ID at the box office.
All Southeastern faculty, retired faculty or university staff with ID may purchase
one ticket for the Jaimee Paul Quintet and receive one ticket at half price. Both
tickets must be purchased in the same transaction and for the same price at the Columbia
box office. Contact the box office at 543-4371 for more information.
New language learning program announced
The Department of Languages and Communication and Sims Memorial Library are excited
to announce the availability of Mango Languages, an online language learning program.
Funded through a student technology fee large project proposal created by the Department
of Languages and Communication and Sims Library, Mango provides an interactive way
for students, faculty, and staff to learn a new language.
Accessible through the “Articles and Databases” tab on the Library homepage,
Mango has more than 70 foreign languages, 21 foreign films, 31 specialty courses (such
as Legal and Medical Spanish, Business Mandarin), and over 17 specialized ESL courses.
Mango also features “Mango Premiere,” the first program of its kind to teach language
through full-length international films. Southeastern users can register with their
email address to create a profile which allows the database to track their language-learning
progress. It also has a convenient mobile app, compatible with Apple and Android devices,
for learning on the go.
To get started immediately in Mango Languages, click here to set up an account
and begin learning. For questions on how to use Mango Languages, any trouble using
it, or any feedback on its usefulness, please contact Angela Dunnington, head of Access
Services at email@example.com or 549-3485.
Southeastern Theatre presents Regional Festival Showcase
Southeastern’s theatre program will present a student showcase fund-raiser Feb. 20
in preparation for performing at the Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival
later in the month.
The fund-raiser performance will be held at 7:30 p.m. at Vonnie Borden Theatre.
Minimum requested donation is $5.
“Our guests will be treated to performances of the two musical numbers from ‘High
and Mighty’ we will be performing at festival,” said Jim Winter, associate professor
of theatre. Competition scenes, monologues, songs, and design will also be on display
at the showcase.
The Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival will be held Feb. 24-27 at
Angelo State University in San Angelo, Texas. The Southeastern students will compete
at the regional festival as a group as well as individuals in various categories.
Twelve Southeastern students competing in the festival include: Kalee Broussard,
Destrehan, senior in vocal performance; Chelsey Davis, Crown Point, senior business
entrepreneurship major, Crown Point, Justin Davis, Greensburg, junior in marketing;
Rachel Davis, Mandeville, junior vocal music education; Neal Eli, New Orleans, sophomore
in business management; Anthony Gary, Gramercy, senior in general studies/ theatre;
Misty Gros, Lafitte, senior, general studies/theatre; Michelle Guillot, Slidell senior
in music; Provence Hatfield, Amite, senior vocal performance major; Jaimee Rome, Abita
Springs, senior in English education; Natalia Timotina, Chisinau, Moldova, sophomore
in piano performance; and Olivia Waguespack, Covington, junior in general studies.
For more information, contact Southeastern Theatre at 549-2115.