Balanced Structure to perform May 2
The Department of Fine and Performing Arts presents the duo Balanced Structure on
percussion. The recital will take place on Monday, May 2 at 6 p.m. in the Pottle Auditorium
located at Southeastern’s Pottle Music Building.
The event is free and open to the public.
Balanced Structure is comprised of a new charismatic percussion duo, Kathryn
Irwin and Emily Strachan. Both currently reside in Lansing, Mich., and attend Michigan
Their core consists of commissioning new works, performing music by living composers,
and bringing light to percussion pieces that are undervalued in the United States.
“Through masterclasses, clinics, and live performances, Kathryn and Emily seek
to provide audiences with a moving musical experience through their creative manipulation
of sound,” said Victor Drescher, instructor of clarinet and assistant director of
bands at Southeastern.
The concert series will include pieces by composers Alejandro Viñao, Joe Moore
III, Elliott Carter, Kevin Volans, Peter Klatzow, and Elliot Cole. Two of the pieces
they will perform are new commissions they premiered earlier this month.
For more information, contact Fine and Performing Arts at 549-2184.
‘The Perils of Navigation’ is topic at Science on Tap presentation
A century ago, driving changed the way maps were made; now maps enhanced with GPS
are changing the way we drive.
Southeastern Computer Science Instructor Steele Russell will discuss the perils
of navigation in the information age at the next Southeastern Science on Tap presentation
scheduled at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, May 3, at Tope Lá Catering, 113 East Thomas St. in
Hammond. Sponsored by the Department of Biological Sciences, the lecture is free and
open to all ages. Doors open at 6:30 p.m.
“Maps have definitely changed in the last 20 years,” Russell said. “Digital technologies
and GPS information have fortified and augmented maps to make for a more accurate
and functional means of navigation.”
Russell said his presentation will walk the path from AAA paper maps to Google
maps, while discussing strategies for determining location and route planning. Additionally,
projects being worked on at Southeastern featuring autonomous robots will be highlighted
and demonstrated as Russell discusses the future of transportation with the advancement
of autonomous vehicles.
For information on future Science on Tap presentations, contact the Department
of Biological Sciences at 549-3740.
Southeastern All Styles Night moves from May 3 to May 7
Southeastern’s Department of Fine and Performing Arts has rescheduled All Styles
Night, the final event for the 2016 Southeastern Guitar Festival. Originally slated
for May 3, the event will now take place May 7.
“Unavoidable circumstances have led to the rescheduling, but we are planning
to put the end of classes’ release of pressure to good use,” said Patrick Kerber,
coordinator of the festival. “We are inviting everyone to Pottle Auditorium at 7:30
on Saturday, May 7, to hear an entertaining mix of jazz, pop, folk, classical, and
original music performed by Southeastern students, non-music faculty, and talented
members of the community.”
The popular event features guitar music of all styles: folk, pop, jazz, classical,
and original music performed by Southeastern students, non-music faculty and local
In addition to Southeastern students, notable performers this year include The
Infamous P-Town Ramblers, at least one Impaired Faculty member William Robison, department
head of History and Political Science, Hristo Balev and Jessica Kerber.
Admission is free. For more information, contact Kerber at 549-2886 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Southeastern launches safe campus app
Southeastern has launched an app to provide students, faculty and staff with simple
instructions and recommendations for actions to take in the event of an on-campus
Designed by computer science students as a class project at the request of the
university’s Emergency Preparedness Committee, southeastern.edu/safecampusapp is free and can be downloaded on any smart phone or device.
“What’s the one thing modern students have with them 24/7? Exactly – their phones,”
said Executive Director of Public and Governmental Affairs Erin Cowser, a member of
the campus committee. “For that very reason, the committee wanted something students
could easily access electronically should an emergency event ever occur on campus.”
The app can direct dial the University Police Department from its home screen
and from links embedded throughout its sections. Among the areas addressed on the
app are suggested steps to take in the case of an active shooter or stabbing on campus,
bomb threat, fire or explosion or intruder/mental health emergency. Professor Ghassan
Alkadi’s computer science software engineering students Joshua Asoodeh, Ryan Craft,
Alexander Gonolfi and Joshua Valladares were able to create the app that also addresses
procedures to be taken for a lockdown, shelter in place, evacuation, physical injury,
sexual assault, weapons on campus and weather emergencies.
“Safety for our campus community is of paramount importance, said Vice President
for Administration and Finance Sam Domiano, who chairs the committee. “The directives
on the app were designed so that they’re appropriate for individuals to review so
they’re prepared for any potential emergency, but also so that they can be accessed
immediately for instructions on how to protect yourself, who to contact and how to
assist victims should a situation arise.”
The app is the newest addition to the bundle of efforts included in the university’s
comprehensive approach to safety and emergency preparedness. Information on all the
various offerings and endeavors can be found at southeastern.edu/safecampus.
A significant part of the overall plan are sirens located strategically across
campus that will sound in the event of an emergency.
“If you hear the sound, you should check your device for information on the current
situation,” said Domiano. “This is yet another reason why it’s so important to register
for the Southeastern Emergency Alert System. Campus members can elect to receive emergency
notifications via text and telephone in addition to the messages sent automatically
to all campus email accounts.”
Students, faculty and staff can register for the system by visiting southeastern.edu/about/safe_campus/alert/.
The southeastern.edu homepage is also a source of information for situations
developing on campus or weather-related warnings and updates. Additionally, updated
Quick Reference Guides with tabbed categories will soon be shared with departments
to use as a resource for emergency training or in the event of an actual emergency.
Smaller Pocket Guides, which are a condensed version of the Quick Reference Guides
will also be made available in the near future.
Alumni Association Tangi Chapter hosts Shrimp Boil on May 12
The Tangi Chapter of the Southeastern Alumni Association will host a shrimp boil
for alumni and friends on May 12.
Scheduled at the Alumni Center, 500 University Ave., the event will take place
from 5 to 6:30 p.m. Soft drinks will be provided, as well as corn, potatoes, and desserts.
The cost is $12 per person in advance or $15 at the door. Advance registration
is preferred. Free hamburgers will be provided for children under 12.
Participants may prepay and register online at www.southeastern.edu/alumni or call 549-2150.
Retirement reception for Lori Smith
Sims Memorial Library invites you to attend a retirement reception for Government
Information Librarian Lori Smith on Thursday, May 5, from 2 to 3:30 p.m. on the second
floor of the Library.
Stop by to help us celebrate Lori's 25 years of service and wish her well as
she begins the next phase of her life. A short program will take place at 2:30 p.m.
For more information, call Janie Branham at 549-2186.