Changes to Faculty/Staff Parking on Dakota Street
Effective Monday, Feb. 22, contractors of the Computer Science & Technology Building
project will be moving the construction area fence to the edge of Dakota Street eliminating
all Faculty/Staff parking spaces from Magnolia Street to North Oak Street.
Warning citations will be issued beginning Monday morning.
Let’s Talk: Art continues Feb. 24
The third lecture in the series “Let’s Talk: Art,” sponsored jointly by Southeastern’s
Department of Fine and Performing Arts, the Hammond Regional Arts Center, and the
Friends of Sims Library, will be held on Wednesday, Feb. 24 at 5 p.m. at the Hammond
Regional Arts Center in downtown Hammond. Dr. Marianna Kunow of Southeastern’s Department
of Foreign Languages and Communication will present “The Mexican Muralists and Chicano
For thousands of years, the peoples of what we now know as Mexico have been creating
large-scale public artworks. This talk will explore how the mural tradition has traveled
north to the United States, where it has often had a controversial history of expressing
artists’ social and political concerns.
The lecture is also part of a grant from the American Library Association and
the National Endowment for the Humanities entitled Latino Americans: 500 Years of
History, which provided funding for Sims Library’s current series of programs on Latinos.
The event is free and open to the public.
Future talks include: Lynda Katz, “Adelaide Alsop Robineau, Turn-of-the-Century
Artist, Craftswoman, and Pioneer in the Studio Pottery Movement,” March 23 at 5p.m.,
HRAC; Michael Ledet, “Recent Works,” April 14 at 5 p.m. HRAC; Lily Brooks, “Visible
Remnants,” April 27 at 5 p.m., HRAC’ and Hammond Art Guild Members, “Celebrating 54
Years with the Hammond Art Guild,” May 11 at 5 p.m., HRAC.
Lecture to examine nature television – The Old vs. The New
Southeastern biologist Chris Murray will discuss how the public is being introduced
today to scientific topics, especially by way of television broadcasts, at the next
Southeastern Science on Tap presentation.
A crocodilian biologist in the Department of Biological Sciences, Murray will
discuss the importance of nature television at the department’s monthly program on
Tuesday, March 1. Scheduled for 7 p.m. at Tope Lá Catering, 113 East Thomas St. in
Hammond, the lecture is free and open to all ages.
Murray has starred in the “Animal Planet” TV series “Gatorboys,” as well as in
the channel’s documentary “Monster Croc Invasion” that focuses on his ongoing research
in Costa Rica.
Title of the lecture is “How the Crop Ate the Farmer: Filming Controversial Topics
as a Biologist.”
“After a brief discussion on the importance of nature television, we will venture
back in time and review our favorites, from David Attenborough to Steve Irwin and
contrast the difference in today’s ‘natural’ broadcasts,” Murray said. “We’ll discuss
the problems associated with scientists describing their own findings on today’s television
venues, peppered with personal filming stories.”
For information on future Science on Tap presentations, contact the Department
of Biological Sciences at 549-3740.
SCIENCE ON TAP - Southeastern biologist Chris Murray holds one of the crocodiles he captured while
doing his summer research in Costa Rica. Murray has appeared in several “Animal Planet”
television series and will discuss the importance of nature television, both the good
and the bad.
Food personality Poppy Tooker to speak at Friends Members’ Tea
Poppy Tooker, food activist and writer, will be the featured speaker at the fifth
annual Friends of Sims Library Members’ Tea on Saturday, March 5, at 2 p.m. at Sims
Memorial Library. Guests will enjoy a variety of teas and a selection of delectable
sandwiches and pastries.
Poppy is the host and executive producer of the weekly NPR radio show "Louisiana
Eats!" and a regular food personality on WYES-TV’s weekly "Steppin’ Out." Her book,
"The Crescent City Farmers Market Cookbook," received a Tabasco cookbook award and
was named “Cookbook of the Year” by New Orleans Magazine. Her other books include "Tujague’s Cookbook: Creole Recipes and Lore in the New
Orleans Grand Tradition;" "Louisiana Eats!: The People, the Food, and Their Stories;"
and "Madame Begue’s Recipes of Old New Orleans Creole Cookery." She was recognized
by the Times-Picayune as a “Hero of the Storm” for her work reviving New Orleans restaurants and food providers
following Hurricane Katrina.
The International Association of Cooking Professionals recognized Poppy’s rebuilding
efforts at their annual conference in April 2008, with their first-ever Community
Service Award. For over 25 years, Poppy’s cooking classes have centered on history
and tradition as well as the food science behind her preparation.
The tea is free to members of the Friends of Sims Library. Non-members may reserve
a seat for $25, which includes a one-year individual membership in FOSL. Unlimited
mimosas will also be available for $10.
Reservations must be received by Tuesday, March 1. To reserve a seat or to find
out more about FOSL, please call Janie Branham at 549-2186 or email FOSL@southeastern.edu.
UPD names Officer of the Year
The Southeastern Police Department is pleased to announce that Officer Dominic Truehart,
left, has been named the Southeastern Police Department (UPD) and Hammond City Club
2015 Officer of the Year.
Officer Truehart is an alumnus of Southeastern, having obtained his bachelor
of general studies in 2012. He has since re-enrolled as a student at Southeastern
to obtain a second bachelor’s degree in accounting.
In 2013, he enlisted in the United States Navy and is still serving in a reserve
capacity. Officer Truehart started with the UPD in 2014. He graduated from the Police
Officer Standards and Training Academy through St. Charles Parish Sheriff's Office
in 2014 and has excelled as a campus police officer.
Throughout his tenure at the UPD, Officer Truehart has been a very proactive
officer who interacts well with the Southeastern community. In addition to working
uniform patrol, Officer Truehart is also a member of the University Police Department
Bike Team. He is a dedicated member of the department and has proven to be an outstanding
The UPD appreciates Officer Truehart's service to the department and to the Southeastern
Community and are proud to have him as the 2015 Officer of the Year.
OFFICER HONORED - Southeastern Police Chief Harold Todd, right, congratulates Officer Dominic Truehart
on being selected as Officer of the Year.
Olympian Hollis Conway to Speak on Campus
On Tuesday, March 15, at 1 p.m. in the Student Union Theater, two-time Olympic medalist
Hollis Conway will give a presentation titled “Overcoming Obstacles: Reaching Your
Maximum Potential.” Although the presentation is free and open to the public, attendees
are asked to bring canned food or other items to donate to the Southeastern Food Pantry.
Conway was one of the world’s most dominating athletes. A two-time Olympic medalist
in the high jump, his 1991 jump of 7 feet 10.5 inches still stands as the American
indoor record 25 years later.
Born in Chicago, Hollis was the last of seven children of parents who separated
often and moved frequently, eventually to Detroit and then to Shreveport. With instability
at home, Hollis sought success in the athletic arena. After trying basketball and
football, he found track and field and the high jump.
Conway grew from a skinny junior varsity kid to a college athlete at the University
of Louisiana-Lafayette, to the best high jumper in US history. Today, Hollis is an
in-demand public speaker, as well as an author, husband and father.
Juried student exhibition March 3 at Southeastern Contemporary Art Gallery
The 2016 Visual Art + Design Student Exhibition will be on display from March 3 through
April 1 at Southeastern’s Contemporary Art Gallery.
The gallery will host an opening reception on Thursday, March 3, from 5 p.m.
to 7 p.m. The gallery is 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. The exhibit is
free and open to the public
Southeastern visual art students will showcase juried artwork including foundations,
painting, sculpture, design, printmaking, drawing, ceramics, photography, and new
media and animation.
The jurors for the show are Annie Laurie Erickson, assistant professor of photography
at Tulane University, and Daniela Marx, chair of the Department of Design and associate
professor of graphic design at Loyola University in New Orleans.
For more information, contact the gallery at 549-5080.