Renowned educational author to speak at Southeastern Nov. 16
A student research project will bring international best-selling author and consultant
on teaching and parenting Barbara Coloroso to speak at Southeastern at 2 p.m. Wednesday,
Coloroso will present her much-acclaimed lecture on bullying in the university’s
Cate Teacher Education Center’s first floor lecture hall. The lecture is free and
open to all students, teachers, and the general public.
Her lecture is being held in conjunction with a course on classroom management
and educational theorists and came about after a student, Candace Crespo of Covington,
contacted Coloroso to discuss her research, said course instructor Jeanne Brooks.
A former classroom teacher and university professor, Coloroso draws on her years
of training in sociology and special education. She is the author of four best-selling
books, including “The Bully, the Bullied and the Bystander” and “kids are worth it!”
She has appeared on numerous television programs on all major networks, National
Public Radio and Oprah. Coloroso has also been featured in publications such as the
New York Times, Time, Newsweek and U.S. News & World Report.
For more information, contact the Southeastern Department of Teaching and Learning
International Education Week activities scheduled
In celebration of International Education Week Nov. 14-17, Sims Memorial Library is
teaming up with the International Initiatives Office. The purpose of IEW is to spotlight
the benefits of international education and emphasize student awareness of the world's
International Photo Contest at Sims Library – The photo exhibit features images from
around the world by students and faculty involved in international education or exchange
programs. Come see these incredible photographs and vote for your favorite.
Learning a foreign language has never been easier, now that Sims Library has Mango
Languages. Mango Languages is a self-paced, web-based program that gives users a quick
introduction to a language and culture through the conversational skills. Come to
the lobby and look for our Mango Languages display. We will be demonstrating Mango
Languages throughout the day during International Education Week.
Also on Monday, Librarian Angela Dunnington, head of Access Services, will be demonstrating
Mango Languages during International Night (Nov. 14) in the Student Union Ballroom.
The Department of Languages and Communication and Sims Library are happy to introduce
this new resource available to all students, faculty, and staff thanks to funding
from a Large Student Tech Fee grant.
Mango Languages offers courses in over 70 languages, 21 foreign films, 31 specialty
courses (such as Legal and Medical Spanish, Business Mandarin), and over 17 specialized
ESL courses. The login screen provides users the option to create a profile and track
their progress. Mango can be accessed (on or off-campus) using the library’s website
or via a mobile app.
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Echols to present “The Browning of America: Implications for Teaching & Learning Cultures”
On Wednesday, Nov. 16, Dr. Celina Echols will address the topic of Browning of America:
Implications for Teaching & Learning Cultures as a professional development topic.
The event will take place in the Kiva Teacher Education Center from 11 a.m. to noon.
The College of Education’s Department of Teaching and Learning, offers many professional
development opportunities throughout the semester under the leadership of Dr. Tracey
Kumar (Office of Teacher Development). The term professional development may be used
in reference to a wide variety of specialized training, formal education, or advanced
professional learning intended to help administrators, teachers, and education majors
improve their professional knowledge, competence, skill, and effectiveness.
Professor Echols draws upon her coming of age experience in Mississippi during
the last years of segregation and makes connections to the change in the United States
Currently, the nation is in the midst of a big growth spurt – a wave of increases
in the populations of minorities. The Hispanic communities all over the country are
swelling in numbers and are now the largest ethnic minority group in America – totaling
16% of the entire country’s population. Furthermore, it is projected that it will
reach 30% of the population by the year 2050.
Echols poses, “How will this rapid and vast growth affect the majority of monolingual
teacher who teach America’s schools and students?” She also addresses, “How do schools
address the huge influx of Hispanic students in schools?”
Students and faculty are welcome to attend.
Crother elected president of national association
Edward G. Schlieder Foundation Professor Brian I. Crother, professor of biology and
assistant dean of the College of Science and Technology at Southeastern, has been
elected to serve as president of the American Society of Ichthyologists and Herpetologists.
The ASIH is dedicated to the scientific study of fishes, amphibians and reptiles.
“The primary emphases of the society are to increase knowledge about these organisms,
to disseminate that knowledge through publications, conferences, symposia, and other
means, and to encourage and support young scientists who will make future advances
in these fields,” said Crother.
The ASIH just celebrated its 100th anniversary and its journal, Copeia, was one of the first to be devoted to the publication of scientific papers on fishes,
amphibians and reptiles, Crother said.
“ASIH is now the premier global scientific organization dedicated to the scientific
study and conservation of fishes, amphibians and reptiles,” he said. “’Copeia’ is
internationally recognized as one of the most prestigious scientific journals of its
kind, and it can be found in over 1,000 libraries worldwide.”
A resident of Hammond, Crother has previously served as president of the Society
for the Study of Amphibians and Reptiles and serves on the executive committee of
the World Congress of Herpetology. He has published over 100 scientific articles and
edited multiple books.
Votes and Floats at Southeastern
Sean Lundin, a junior computer science major from Baton Rouge, takes a break between
classes and accepts an ice cream float from senior Alyssa Arceneaux of Springfield
at Votes and Floats, the university’s celebration Tuesday of Election Day. Campus
Activities Board sponsored Votes and Floats.
Southeastern announces spring priority registration
Southeastern students may register for spring 2017 classes starting Monday, Nov. 14,
through Friday, Nov. 18, at 12:30 p.m.
The priority registration period is for all currently enrolled students, returning
students, new transfer and graduate students.
Students may check enrollment appointment times, spring class schedules and register
online by logging into their LEONet account from Southeastern’s webpage, southeastern.edu.
Students in departments that require advising must be advised prior to registering.
Additionally, any students with registration holds on their accounts will not be able
to access the registration system until holds have been cleared.
For additional information about registration, contact Southeastern’s Office
of the Registrar, 549-2066 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Southeastern students sponsor farmers market November 16
The Southeastern student organization Reconnect will sponsor a farmers market in front
of the Student Union on Wednesday, Nov. 16, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
The event will feature fresh and local produce from Reconnect, food samples,
beef jerky, popsicles, ceramics, jewelry, natural soaps, henna, and much more. Vendors
include Simple Works’ all-natural bath and body products, Tea Cakes by Lillie’s Daughter,
Italian cookies by BAP, and Crescent City Pops.
“Holiday season is upon us again! Come shop local, handmade jewelry, all natural
soaps, delicious jams, and more to finish all your holiday shopping at the Reconnect
Farmer's Market without having to leave campus,” said Alexis Taylor, vice president
Student vendors are encouraged to participate by emailing Taylor at email@example.com. A table and tablecloth are provided at no charge.
A student environmental club, Reconnect participates in the Real Food Challenge,
a national effort among college students to promote the use of locally grown, healthy
and sustainable food products.
Southeastern’s Columbia Theatre to present the Fabulous Equinox Orchestra
Southeastern’s Columbia Theatre for the Performing Arts will present the Fabulous
Equinox Orchestra in one performance only on Nov. 22, at 7:30 p.m. in the downtown
Jeremy Davis founded the Fabulous Equinox Orchestra with his long-time friend
Clay Johnson. The group has performed all over North America – from Miami to Halifax,
Toronto to Las Vegas, Chicago to New York City and everywhere in between.
Columbia Theatre Director Roy Blackwood said he is looking forward to the musical
talent and showmanship of the group.
“The Fabulous Equinox Orchestra thrills audiences with their heightened musicality,
downhome stories and gorgeous sounds. Jeremy Davis and Clay Thompson are childhood
friends and dedicated family men who take ‘the Great American Songbook’ to new heights
of enjoyment,” Blackwood said. “This show is a contemporary spin on great classics
such as ‘Brazil’ and so many others. Their accessible style makes audiences immediately
feel a connection to these great guys. Guaranteed to make you want to dance in the
aisles (and you can), you certainly don’t want to miss this delightful show.”
Tickets for the Nov. 22 Columbia show are $26 in the orchestra or balcony and
$40 in the loge. Tickets can be purchased at the Columbia Theatre Box Office at 220
East Thomas Street in Hammond, which is open 11 a.m. – 4 p.m., Monday-Friday, online
at www.columbiatheatre.org, or by phone at 543-4371.
Buy one get one half off tickets are available for the Fabulous Equinox Orchestra
and for any of the Columbia Theatre season ticket events plus The Nutcracker. In order
to receive the discount, patrons must purchase tickets at the box office (no phone
orders) and present their faculty/staff ID. Both tickets must be purchased in the
same transaction. Limit one offer per performance. The offer is not valid for Missoula
Children's Theatre or Pajamas and Play.
For more information, contact the Columbia Theatre at 543-4366.
Senior student exhibition scheduled at Southeastern Contemporary Art Gallery
The Department of Fine and Performing Arts’ Fall 2016 Senior Exhibition will be on
display from Nov. 22 through Dec. 10 at the university’s Contemporary Art Gallery.
The gallery will host an opening reception on Tuesday (Nov. 22) from 5 to 7:30 p.m.
The exhibit, which is free and open to the public, will be open on Mondays, Tuesdays
and Thursdays from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Wednesdays from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m., and Fridays
from 8 a.m. to noon.
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.
The gallery is located in East Stadium. For more information, contact the gallery
ByLion takes a break
There will not be an issue of ByLion next week due to the Thanksgiving Holiday. ByLion
will return on Monday, Nov. 28.