Southeastern plans MLK remembrance Jan. 19
Southeastern will celebrate the legacy of the late Civil Rights leader Dr. Martin
Luther King, Jr. with a remembrance program today at 5:30 p.m.
Open to the public, the event is sponsored annually by the Kappa Nu Chapter of
Alpha Phi Alpha fraternity and the Office of Multicultural and International Student
The event will begin with a candlelight processional, which will start in front
of the University Avenue pedestrian underpass next to the Pennington Student Activity
Center and end at the Memorial Fountain in the Presidential Plaza located behind Fayard
Hall. The ceremony will conclude with remarks and reflection on King’s life and impact.
For additional information, contact Southeastern’s Office of Multicultural and
International Student Affairs at 549-3850.
CMS student wins GNOYO Concerto Competition
A Southeastern Community Music School student has won the Greater New Orleans Youth
Orchestra (GNOYO) contest.
Thirteen-year-old violinist Umika Kuroda of Mandeville won the competition held
at Loyola University in New Orleans on Jan. 10. She will be rewarded with a solo performance
with the GNOYO on March 20 at Loyola University.
A student at Mandeville Junior High School, Kuroda has studied violin for seven
years under the direction of Community Music School Director Jivka Duke.
“As Umika's violin teacher, I am overjoyed with her success,” Duke said. “She
is a very talented young musician who approaches her violin studies with a remarkable
maturity. I could not be happier that her hard work is rewarded. She deserves to win.”
For more information about the CMS, call 549-5502, or visit the CMS website
Southeastern art gallery exhibit opens Thursday
The Contemporary Art Gallery at Southeastern will open its first spring exhibition,
the Department of Fine and Performing Arts Faculty Exhibition, on Thursday, Jan. 21,
with a reception at the gallery from 5 to 7 p.m.
The exhibition, which will remain open through Feb. 19, will feature artwork
from Southeastern’s Department of Fine and Performing Arts faculty.
All gallery openings are free to students, faculty and members of the community.
The Contemporary Art Gallery, located at 100 East Strawberry Stadium, is open
from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Thursday, with additional hours on Wednesday
until 8 p.m. The gallery closes at noon on Friday.
For additional information, contact Gallery Director Dale Newkirk at 549-5080.
HIPS TA Office Food Drive
This semester the History and Political Science (HIPS) Teaching Assistant Office
is collecting donations for the Southeastern Student Food Pantry. The drive will run
through Thursday, April 21. Any donated items may be brought to the HIPS TA Office
in Fayard Hall, room 338.
The items the food pantry is in need of most include: rice, pasta, pasta sauce,
canned fruit/fruit cups, tuna, canned meat, packaged/canned/boxed meals, dry (powdered)
milk, cereal, snack foods – crackers, granola bars, etc., peanut butter and jelly.
They also accept toiletries and school supplies.
Southeastern issues policy for electronic coasting devices on campus
Southeastern has prohibited the use, possession, storage and/or charging of electronic
skateboards from all university buildings and grounds.
This includes self-balancing boards/scooters and/or hoverboards.
The ban also includes all university residence halls, apartments and organization/Greek
housing. University Housing urges all residents returning to campus this spring to
leave these devices at home.
February 15 is final day for Southeastern students to apply for spring 2016 graduation
The final day for Southeastern students to apply to graduate in spring 2016 is Feb.
15, the university announced today.
The graduation application and payment deadlines will be strictly enforced, university
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 southeastern.edu; 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 southeastern.edu/graduation.
The $35 application fee should be paid directly to the Controller’s Office, located
on North Campus in the Financial Aid Building.
Southeastern Channel wins national videographer awards
Sixteen Southeastern Channel student productions have been recognized with 2015 national
The Southeastern Channel, Southeastern’s educational access channel, won five
first-place Awards of Excellence and four second-place Award of Distinction honors
along with seven honorable mentions. The student-produced winners included short films,
music videos, public service announcements, and promotional spots, along with a documentary,
sportscast and entertainment show.
Students wrote, produced, directed, videotaped, edited, anchored, hosted and
reported all of the programs for the channel and production courses in the electronic
media concentration of the Department of Languages and Communication.
The awards are judged by industry professionals in the Association of Marketing
and Communication Professionals who look for talent that exceeds a high standard of
excellence and whose work serves as a benchmark for the industry.
First-place “Award of Excellence” winners included the short film “GPS,” produced
and directed by Kayla Hill of Walker with production team members Colton Vickers of
Ponchatoula, Adam Hebert of Prairieville, and Cady Carreras of Baton Rouge; the music
video “All About That Bass,” directed by Danielle Shearer of Hammond, Sarah Barbier
of Mandeville, Rachel Taylor of St. Amant, and Kristen Roussel of Hester; a video
promotional spot for the student sportscast, “The Big Game,” produced by Shearer;
a public service announcement, “Save Water,” produced by Roussel; and a public service
announcement, “Get Active,” produced by Barbier.
Channel programs winning a second-place “Award of Distinction” were the Sept.
25, 2014 episode of “The Big Game” sportscast, produced by Richard Mills of Hammond
and anchored by Mills, along with Jonathan Poche of New Orleans and Taylor Rubach
of Mandeville; the short film, “Sims in Real Life,” produced by Shearer, along with
Taylor, Roussel and Hill; the public service announcement, “Recycle,” produced by
Hill; and the public service announcement, “Northshore Recycling,” produced by Javon
Monroe of Prairieville.
Those productions winning honorable mention were the student entertainment show
“College Night,” produced by Shearer and Taylor with contributions from Hill, Monroe,
Amairi Cordova of New Orleans, Madison Pullen of Baton Rouge, Molly Flynn of Amite,
Matt Flores and Grace Jovanovic of Slidell, and Mason Dauphin and Jordan Reid of Luling;
the documentary, “Drums Along the River,” produced, directed and edited by Drew Sagona
of Carriere, Miss., and videotaped by Flores; the short film “Emma,” produced, written,
directed, shot and edited by Barbier. The promotional spot honored was for “Southeastern
Telecourses” by Taylor; and the public service announcements awarded included “Are
You Okay?” by Jovanovic, “Big Brothers, Big Sisters” by Flores, and “Slavery Has a
Face” by Shearer.
NATIONAL AWARD WINNERS-The Southeastern Channel recently won national 2015 Videographer Awards for 16 student
productions, including short films, music videos, promotional spots, and public service
announcements along with a documentary, sportscast and entertainment show. Winners,
seated from left, are Kristen Roussel of Hester, Danielle Shearer of Hammond, and
Sarah Barbier of Mandeville. Standing, from left, are Southeastern Channel General
Manager and class instructor Rick Settoon, Richard Mills of Hammond, Rachel Taylor
of St. Amant, Mason Dauphin and Jordan Reid of Luling, Grace Jovanovic of Slidell,
Drew Sagona of Carriere, Miss., and Steve Zaffuto, channel operations manager and
Registration open for Southeastern Community Music School
Registration for the spring session of Southeastern’s Community Music School (CMS)
is now open.
Students of all ages may participate in private lessons on various instruments
and voice. Opportunities for group instruction and chamber ensemble formation are
also available. Lessons begin on Monday, January 25.
Registration will remain open throughout the semester. Registrations received
after January 20 will have a $20 late registration fee added to the tuition fee. Due
to a sponsorship from First Guaranty Bank, CMS will once again offer a discounted
tuition to students who are on reduced or free lunch at their schools.
“We look forward to the spring 2016 semester, as well as the summer band camp
and workshops taking place at the end of June,” said CMS Director Jivka Duke. “We
are enthusiastic about hosting our first annual CMS Festival, which will be an exciting
opportunity for our students to showcase their achievements and to be awarded for
their talent and dedication. We also plan to continue our Hammond Farmers Market music
presence and to remain active in other community events.”
For more information on CMS programs and general registration, call 549-5502,
or visit the CMS website at www.southeastern.edu/cms.
New look at Starbucks
Southeastern's Starbucks location has been renovated in time for the opening of the
new semester. The changes include new furniture inside and out as well as an improved
interior arrangement that creates more space for study and relaxation.