Homecoming Week is here
Pelegrin to read at HRAC
Study Abroad Fair scheduled
Fanfare presents third week

Wind Symphony to feature Mackey
Link featured in Common Read
Student productions win awards
Nursing students assisted

Southeastern in the News
This Week in Athletics
Professional Activities



Homecoming headerHomecoming Week is here
Southeastern celebrates Homecoming this week with a variety of spirited activities capped by tailgating, reunions, a parade and football action in Strawberry Stadium.
     With a theme of “Roomie’s Road Trip,” Homecoming 2016 also will feature a myriad of awards and recognitions. Sponsoring this year’s Homecoming festivities are the Tangipahoa Convention and Visitors Bureau and with the Student Government Association sponsoring all student-related activities. The week culminates with Homecoming Day Saturday, Oct. 22, when the Lions take on Houston Baptist at 4 p.m.
     Homecoming Week will offer a number of time-honored traditions, such as Gumbo YaYa for students, campus and community decorating contests, an alumni art exhibit, and the FeLions’ Homecoming luncheon.
     The celebration begins on Monday with Business Week, Oct. 17-20, which features a variety of lectures by specialists in numerous phases of business. The Southeastern Family reunion will cap off the day on Oct. 17 at 7 p.m. in the Student Union Park.
     On Tuesday, Oct. 18, the action begins at 2 p.m. when students and faculty battle it out in the Phi Kappa Phi Quiz Bowl in the Student Union Theatre. Next up is the student paint run at 6 p.m. in North Oak Park. The day closes out with a volleyball match vs. McNeese at 7 p.m. in the University Center. Attendees are encouraged to come dressed in their best “Coach Smoot” Hawaiian attire and get tropical for the mid-week match.
     On Wednesday, Oct. 19, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., students will enjoy food and fun at Gumbo YaYa, where the 2016 Homecoming court will be introduced to the student body.  
     Also on tap at 12 p.m. is the annual Lyceum Lights faculty lecture in the Alumni Center, featuring Southeastern Child Welfare Program Coordinator Corie Hebert. Hebert will present “Louisiana Child Welfare Training Academy and Southeastern Louisiana University: The Best Kept Secret on Campus.”
     At 3 p.m. that day the Lady Lions will host a softball exhibition at North Oak Park, and the student competition “Minute to Win It” will be held in Strawberry Stadium at 7:30 p.m.
     On Thursday, Oct. 20, Gamma Beta Phi will host its “A Ton of Fun Food Drive” from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Student Union Mall with collections benefiting the Student Food Pantry. The FeLions will host their Homecoming luncheon at Trey Yuen at noon. Also at noon is an Alumni Art Lecture by Georgia Polkey in the Contemporary Art Gallery.
     Thursday evening kicks into gear with a 6 p.m. Lady Lions Volleyball match versus Incarnate Word in the University Center, and an ROTC Alumni Reunion is scheduled at 7 p.m. at Murphy’s Seafood in Hammond. A bonfire, pep rally and Roar Rally spirit competition sponsored by SGA is scheduled at 6:45 p.m. at Cook Field on North Campus. Spectators can also enjoy music by the Spirit of the Southland Band, followed by a Lip Sync contest for students at 8 p.m.
     Friday, Oct. 21, begins with the Homecoming Golf Tournament at Carter Plantation at 1 p.m. Cost of the event is $150 per person or $600 per four-man team. Participants will receive lunch prior to play. All proceeds from the event will benefit Southeastern Golf. For more information, contact Head Coach Jake Narro at 549-5186 or
     The Southeastern Pennington Student Activity Center will be offering free workouts for Alumni all day Friday and Saturday.
     Also, the Alumni Association will host the annual Alumni Awards Evening, sponsored by Gary and JoAnn Sandifer and family, at 7 p.m. in the Student Union Ballroom. Tickets for the event are available at the Alumni Association, 549-2150 or on line at Texas A&M head basketball coach Billy Kennedy will be recognized as Alumnus of the Year, while Zac and Cari Caramonta, owners and operators of Gnarly Barley brewing company, will be honored as the Young Alumni of the Year. In addition, the African-American Alumni Chapter will host its annual Homecoming mixer beginning at 9 p.m. in the Alumni Center.
     On Homecoming Day, Oct. 22, the focus shifts to Friendship Circle, where visitors can enjoy tailgating, reunions and entertainment starting at 11:30 a.m. There will be booths manned by area merchants. Activities for children include a variety of crafts, face painting, train rides and inflatables. Attendees are asked to leave pets at home.
     Southeastern donors who have endowed scholarships and professorships will be honored at 10 a.m. in the President’s Residence. The campus bookstore will open from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
     In addition to football, several sporting events are scheduled Saturday, including a basketball green and gold scrimmage at the University Center at 9:45 a.m. and a softball alumni fall fun game at 10 a.m. in North Oak Park. The Southeastern volleyball team takes on Corpus Christi A&M in the University Center at 12 p.m.
     The annual Homecoming parade rolls at 12 p.m. Following the parade, Lion fans can cheer on Head Coach Ron Roberts and his team during the “Lion Walk” as they make their way through Friendship Circle to Strawberry Stadium at 1:30 p.m.    
     Reunions and tailgating will be hosted by many of the university’s colleges and divisions, as well as by groups such as the Former Football Players, Seventies Black Alumni, ROTC, and Greek organizations. The Alumni Association tailgate will take place in Friendship Circle from 11:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. and is sponsored by the Lion Athletic and Alumni associations, with the Livingston Alumni Chapter hosting the event.
     After pre-game activities, the Lions will kick off against Houston Baptist at 4 p.m. The 2016 Homecoming queen and king will be announced and crowned at halftime.
     Immediately after the game, the Greater Hammond Chamber of Commerce and the Downtown Development District will host “Railroad Roar,” an evening of dining and entertainment by participating downtown businesses. For more information, call the Greater Hammond Chamber at 345-4457.       
     For a complete schedule of Homecoming 2016 events, visit or call the Alumni Center, 1-800-SLU-ALUM or 549-2150.

Southeastern poet Alison Pelegrin to read at Hammond Regional Arts Center
Alison PelegrinSoutheastern English instructor Alison Pelegrin will read from her recently published book of poetry, Waterlines, at the Hammond Regional Art Center’s “Meet the Author” meeting on Tuesday, Oct. 18 at 5 p.m.
     The center is located at 217 E. Thomas Street; the event is free and open to the public.
     The latest in Pelegrin’s four books of poetry, Waterlines describes the terrible power of nature as the poems underscore the beauty of Louisiana. The book was published by LSU Press.
     A native of New Orleans who has undergone “countless” hurricanes, Pelegrin sees her life as Pre-K and Post-K -- Pre-Katrina and Post-Katrina -- having seen her Northshore home destroyed by falling trees. The homes of her mother and brother were also destroyed or flooded, and the three families huddled together in a rental home while getting their lives back together.
     She said she sympathizes with the thousands of people who have been affected by Hurricane Matthew and recent floods. She said their lives will be changed forever but they will get through it.
     Pelegrin’s book, published by LSU Press, was featured Oct. 10 on the PBS News Hour website

Southeastern Theatre, a symphony and art exhibit highlight Fanfare’s third week 
A theatre presentation, lecture, a musical concert and an art exhibit opening are just some of the events on tap for the third week of Southeastern’s Fanfare, a month-long celebration of the arts, humanities and social sciences.
     First up is Southeastern Theatre’s presentation of Distracted, a portrayal of a family dealing with attention deficit disorder (ADD) and the problems it creates. The play will run Oct. 18-21 at 7:30 p.m. in Vonnie Borden Theatre located in D Vickers Hall.
     Authored by playwright and screenwriter Lisa Loomer, who co-authored the screenplay for the Academy Award-winning film Girl, Interrupted, the play blends comedy with a heightened sensitivity to an issue in society. The play revolves around a married couple’s attempts to handle their nine-year-old son who may or may not have ADD.
     General admission tickets are $15; $5 for seniors and non-Southeastern students; Southeastern faculty, staff and students are admitted free with ID. For more information, contact Southeastern Theatre at 549-2115.
     The Then and Now Lecture Series continues with “How Technology Changed Music” by physicist Daniel McCarthy. Scheduled Oct. 19 at 1 p.m., the free lecture will be held in Pottle Auditorium. Dean of the College of Science and Technology, Professor of Physics, and Impaired Faculties guitarist/keyboardist/vocalist, McCarthy will present a discussion of temperaments, including music, history, mathematics, philosophy, and religion all in one lecture.
     The Southeastern Wind Symphony will present “Strange Humors” on Oct. 20 at Columbia Theatre at 7:30 p.m. The concert will feature the music of American composer John Mackey. Tickets are $10 for adults; $5 for faculty/staff/seniors; and free for all students with ID and children. Tickets are available at the Columbia/Fanfare box office, 220 E. Thomas Street, 985-543-4371. The box office is open Monday through Friday, 11 a.m. - 4 p.m. and one hour prior to Columbia performances.
     On Oct. 22, Southeastern’s Contemporary Art Gallery will open the Homecoming Alumni Exhibit and present a lecture by Georgia Polkey at noon. An opening reception will also be held that day from noon to 4 p.m. The exhibit will remain on display through Nov. 10.
Gallery hours are Monday – Friday from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
     “Georgia Polkey’s artwork is an investigation about ‘self’ and ‘body’ turned inward. She is transfixed by the unavoidable binaries that are set-up by societal powers—she aims to blur the lines between feminine and masculine, beauty and grotesque, personal and public,” said Dale Newkirk, director of Southeastern’s Contemporary Art Gallery.
     Polkey received her bachelor’s degree in art with a concentration in drawing and painting from Southeastern and her MFA in Interdisciplinary Arts from the University of Connecticut-Storrs.”
     Fanfare tickets are on sale at the Columbia/Fanfare box office, 220 E. Thomas Street, 543-4371. The box office is open Monday through Friday, 11 a.m. - 4 p.m. and one hour prior to Columbia performances. For a complete schedule, contact the Columbia/Fanfare office at 543-4366 or visit
Georgia PolkeyART EDUCATION– Southeastern alumna and artist Georgia Polkey is creating an art installation and presenting a free lecture during Homecoming Week and as part of Fanfare, Southeastern’s annual fall festival of the arts, humanities and social sciences.

Southeastern Channel student productions win national videographer awards
Nine Southeastern student-produced television productions have been recognized with 2016 national Videographer Awards.
     The Southeastern Channel, the university’s educational access channel airing on Charter 199, won one first-place Award of Excellence, four second-place Awards of Distinction, and four Honorable Mentions for student-produced music videos, public service announcements, and a short film.
     The students wrote, produced, directed, videotaped and edited all of the programs for both the Channel and production courses in the Electronic Media concentration of the Department of Languages and Communication.
     “We’re excited that so many of our television and film students continue to win national honors for their outstanding work,” said Rick Settoon, Southeastern Channel general manager.  “It’s a tribute to their talent, creativity, work ethic, and high standards of quality. It’s also a credit to the staff and faculty members who work with them.”
     There were over 1,500 entries from throughout the United States and 15 other countries in the Videographer Awards 2016 competition. The Award of Excellence is awarded to those projects the judges deemed were written, produced, shot and edited in an exceptional manner. The Award of Distinction is awarded for projects that exceed industry standards.  
     The Award of Excellence winner was the music video “Perfect,” produced and directed by Steven Farmer of Ponchatoula.
     Channel programs winning  the Award of Distinction were the public service announcement “League of Losers,” produced by Mason Dauphin of Luling, along with the music videos “No Self Control” by Ben Delbert of Covington; “Drink a Beer” by Trevor Vampran of Prairieville; and “Spend Your Money” by Dauphin, Jordan Reid of Luling, and Jeremy Rhodes of New Orleans.
     Productions winning Honorable Mention included the public service announcements “LOPA,” produced by Dominique Brogle of Destrehan, and “The Trevor Project,” produced by Brittany Robinson of Slidell. Also winning Honorable Mention honors were the music video “Bad Blood,” produced by Danielle Shearer of Ponchatoula, and the short film “The Messenger,” produced, directed, and videotaped by Reid, edited by Dauphin, and written by Rhodes.
     The winning student productions will air on the Southeastern Channel this fall in episodes of the award-winning show “Cinematheque,” featuring student short films, music videos, and documentary shorts.
     The Videographer Award is considered one of the most coveted awards in the video industry. Winners include network news operations, television and cable stations, production companies, international advertising agencies, and student producers.
     The awards are judged by industry professionals in the Association of Marketing and Communication Professionals who look for companies or individuals whose talent exceeds a high standard of excellence and whose work serves as a benchmark for the industry.
     In the past 13 years the Southeastern Channel has won over 300 national, international and regional awards, including 13 Emmys. Channel video on-demand programs and the live 24/7 webcast can be seen at
Students win videographer awardsNATIONAL AWARD WINNERS-The Southeastern Channel won 2016 Videographer Awards for nine student productions, including music videos, public service announcements, and a short film. Winners, seated from left, are Steven Farmer of Ponchatoula, Jordan Reid of Luling, Mason Dauphin of Luling, and Ben Delbert of Covington; standing, from left, are Southeastern Channel General Manager and instructor Rick Settoon, Trevor Vampran of Prairieville, Jeremy Rhodes of New Orleans, and Steve Zaffuto, channel operations manager and class instructor. Not shown are Dominique Brogle of Destrehan, Brittany Robinson of Slidell, and Danielle Shearer of Ponchatoula.

Southeastern offers Study Abroad Fair
Students at Southeastern and others curious about studying abroad should plan to attend the university’s Study Abroad Fair on Tuesday, Oct. 18.
     The fair will be held from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the Student Union mall area.
     Sponsored by the Office of International Initiatives, the fair gives students the opportunity to discover global education possibilities sponsored by the office and several Southeastern academic departments.
     The short-term programs, which vary from one to three weeks in length and offer up to six academic credit hours, are available not only to Southeastern students but to students from other universities and the general public as well, said Lucia Harrison, director of the Office of International Initiatives.
     “The fair will feature former study abroad students, as well as coordinating staff and faculty, who will be able to answer questions and share their experiences,” said Harrison. “Students will be able to apply for programs at the fair, or they can apply online at”
     Study abroad programs this year include language and culture programs in France and Spain; biology programs in France and Costa Rica; business programs in France, Spain, Panama, and Costa Rica; and humanities and social studies programs – including history, political science, theater, communication, sociology and criminal justice – in England, Austria, and Cuba.
     The deadline to apply is Feb. 16, 2017. Spots on class rosters can be reserved with an application and a $100 non-refundable deposit.
     Southeastern students can apply for one of a number of scholarships available through the Student Government Association and other organizations.
     For more information contact the Office of International Initiatives at 549-2135.

John Mackey

Southeastern Wind Symphony to feature music of John Mackey
Southeastern’s Wind Symphony will present its fall Fanfare concert on Thursday, Oct. 20, featuring the music of American composer John Mackey.
     The concert, titled “Strange Humors” and conducted by Director of Bands Glen J. Hemberger, will be held at 7:30 p.m. at the Columbia Theatre for the Performing Arts, 220 East Thomas Street in downtown Hammond. General admission tickets can be purchased at the door and are $10 for adults and $5 for faculty and seniors; students of all ages with ID and children are free. For additional information on tickets, call the Columbia Box Office at 543-4371.
     The concert is a featured part of Southeastern’s Fanfare, a fall festival of the arts, humanities and social sciences. The Wind Symphony is a large, select music ensemble comprised of the finest woodwind, brass and percussion musicians at the university.
     Mackey, who will be in residence for four days at Southeastern, has established himself as one of the most prolific and often performed composers of music for wind band, Hemberger said. A graduate of the Juilliard School with a master of music degree, Mackey has seen his works performed at the Sydney Opera House, the Brooklyn Academy of Music, Carnegie Hall, the Kennedy Center and throughout Italy, Japan, China, Brazil, and other nations.
     “I would say he could easily be called the most popular wind band composer writing today,” he added. “His music is fresh, distinctive, diverse, creative, and entertaining.”
     Among Mackey’s works to be performed are Sheltering Sky; Strange Humors, to be conducted by marching band director Derek Stoughton and featuring faculty member Travis Henthorn on djembe; Ringmaster’s March; and Sasparilla, a flashback to the old West featuring graduate student Daniel Seimetz on the accordion.
     Also featured on the program will be Vincent Persichetti’s Symphony No. 6 for Band, Richard Wagner’s Elsa’s Procession to the Cathedral from “Lohengrin,” conducted by graduate student Sharie Mahler of Destrehan; and Percy Grainger’s Mock Morris, Irish Tune from County Derry, and Shepherd’s Hey, a three-piece suite conducted by graduate student Matthew Soukup of Mandeville.

Fiction writer Kelly Link featured in Southeastern's ‘Common Read’ program
Kelly Link, a 2016 Pulitzer Prize finalist and author of several volumes of short stories, will visit Southeastern Oct. 26 as part of the university’s Common Read program.
     Sponsored by the Department of English and the Southeastern Writing Center, Common Read provides students and community members the opportunity to read selected works and then meet their contemporary author.
     Events that day include student presentations on the author’s work at 9:30 a.m., an 11 a.m. question and answer session with the author, and a 6:30 p.m. public reading by Link followed by a book signing and reception. All events are free and open to the public and will be held in the Student Union Theatre.
     Link’s latest collection of short stories, “Get in Trouble,” is her first for adult readers in a decade and features nine new haunting stories. Known for her fertile imagination, Link writes unconventional tales in what has been described as “magical realism,” incorporating a sense of sly humor.
     Among her short story collections are “My True Love Gave to Me,” “Monstrous Affections,” “Stranger Things Have Happened,” and “Steampunk!,” a Lotus Award finalist.
     Link earned her master of fine arts degree from the University of North Carolina. She and her husband are co-editors of the literary magazine “Lady Churchill’s Rosebud Wristlet.”
     “For several years now, we’ve sponsored a Common Read program, featuring a prominent, contemporary author, and it always serves as an exciting experience for our students,” said Department of English Head David Hanson. “By meeting and talking with an author who they’re studying in class, students gain a rare opportunity to see deeply into an author’s life of writing.”
     For more information, contact the Southeastern Department of English at 549-2100.

Kelly Link

Southeastern nursing students assisted after flood by University of Alabama

Nursing students receive flood helpMorgan Mincey’s home in Denham Springs – like so many others in the Livingston Parish area – was hit hard by the recent floods in Southeast Louisiana.
     A junior in nursing at Southeastern, Mincey said her family had never anticipated a flood of this nature, especially since they did not live in a flood zone.
     “We definitely were not prepared for a flood; then water started flowing into our house,” she said. “The cost to rebuild, purchase home furnishings and replacing personal items is overwhelming. We are rebuilding and trying to put our lives back together.”
     Mincey is one of two Southeastern nursing students who received a $500 disaster fund scholarship donated by the University of Alabama Capstone College of Nursing in Tuscaloosa. The funds were raised through contributions of UA faculty and staff, its alumni association, and the Association of Student Nurses. Also receiving assistance through the donation is Seth Crnko of Denham Springs.
     “We are thankful to be able to support SLU, specifically the students of the School of Nursing, during this time,” said Johnny R. Tice, instructor and faculty adviser to the University of Alabama Capstone College of Nursing. “While we know the road to recovery is a long one, it’s our hope that our contribution helps make the journey a little shorter.”
     “I am thankful to the University of Alabama for generously reaching out in this time of need,” said Crnko, whose truck was severely damaged and home also flooded. “This gift has given me reassurance that everything is going to be okay.”
     “The outreach to our community has been tremendous,” Mincey added.  “I am thankful to the University of Alabama for reaching out to Southeastern’s School of Nursing. The love and support from people you don’t know are treasured.”
     “The University of Alabama, especially its Student Nursing Association, has shown a true spirit of caring,” said Eileen Creel, head of the Southeastern School of Nursing. “This act of kindness by UA’s Capstone College of Nursing was incredibly uplifting at a difficult time for so many students and faculty. We are very appreciative.”
DISASTER ASSISTANCE – Southeastern School of Nursing students Seth Crnko and Morgan Mincey, both of Denham Springs, were recipients of $500 disaster scholarships funded by the University of Alabama Capstone School of Nursing following the recent floods in Livingston Parish. Pictured are, from left, Ann Carruth, dean of the College of Nursing and Health Sciences, Crnko, Mincey, and Eileen Creel, head of the School of Nursing.


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Southeastern Athletics will help the university celebrate Homecoming 2016 during this week in Southeastern Athletics.
     The Lion football team (3-3, 3-1 Southland) will attempt to extend its win streak to three games when it hosts Houston Baptist (2-4, 1-3 Southland) on Saturday at 4 p.m. in Strawberry Stadium.    Southeastern picked up its first road win of the season last Saturday, scoring 21 points in the fourth quarter to pull away for a 58-34 victory at Stephen F. Austin. HBU will be looking to bounce back from its 33-30 double-overtime loss to Nicholls last Saturday.
     The game can be heard on the Southeastern Sports Radio Network (KSLU 90.9 FM, Kajun 107.1 FM, The Highway 104.7 FM, WFPR 1400 AM) and LionVision subscribers will be able to access a live video stream of the SLU-HBU contest at
     The first 300 SLU students in attendance will receive free t-shirts courtesy of Southeastern Athletics Marketing and Promotions. The 2016 Homecoming King and Queen will be announced at halftime of the SLU-HBU contest.
     The Homecoming parade is scheduled for 12 p.m. and will make its way through Friendship Circle as part of the parade route. There will be no parking in Friendship Circle on Saturday and Friendship Circle will be closed to vehicular traffic on Saturday. Friendship Circle parking passes will be honored at Lot B. For more information, contact Southeastern Assistant Athletic Director for Marketing and Development Tom Dawsey at 549-5226 or
     Fresh off a five-set win at second-place Northwestern State, the Southeastern volleyball team (4-16, 3-4 Southland) will host three league matches this week in the University Center. On Tuesday, the Lady Lions welcome McNeese for a 7 p.m. match. Tuesday will be Smoot Fever night in the UC, as fans are to wear Hawaiian attire in the style of head coach Jim Smoot. Student can win prizes by completing the Tropical Obstacle.
     On Thursday, Incarnate Word visits for a 6 p.m. Southland match. Thursday is Faculty Appreciation Night as SLU faculty members will be honored prior to the match.
     Rounding out the week, Southeastern will welcome league leader Texas A&M-Corpus Christi for Senior Day on Saturday. Prior to the 12 p.m. match, SLU will recognize the senior class of Parrie Hartley, Rachael Bunn, Landry Bullock and Madi Odom. LionVision subscribers can access live video streams of all of this week’s volleyball matches at
     The SLU soccer team (6-8-2, 3-4-1 Southland) will close out its regular season road schedule this week with a pair of Southland matches. On Friday, Southeastern will be at Central Arkansas for a 7 p.m. match. The Lady Lions will travel to Northwestern State on Sunday for a 1 p.m. contest.
     The Southeastern softball team carries a 5-1 fall record into its final week of fall exhibitions this week. On Wednesday, the Lady Lions welcome Faulkner State for a 3 p.m. game and East Central Community College for a 5 p.m. contest to North Oak Park.


OCT 17

Football, Inside Southeastern Football with Ron Roberts, Cate Street Seafood Station, 11 a.m.
Football, Ron Roberts Coaches Show, Buddies Bar and Grill, 7 p.m. (KSLU 90.9 FM) (Kajun 107.1 FM) (The Highway 104.7 FM) (WFPR 1400 AM)

OCT 18

Volleyball, vs. McNeese, University Center, 7 p.m. (LionVision)*
            - Smoot Fever

OCT 19

Softball, vs. Faulkner State CC (Exhibition), North Oak Park, 3 p.m.
Softball, vs. East Central (Miss.) CC (Exhibition), North Oak Park, 5 p.m.

OCT 20

Volleyball, vs. Incarnate Word, University Center, 6 p.m. (LionVision)*
            - Faculty Appreciation

OCT 21

Soccer, at Central Arkansas, Conway, Ark., 7 p.m.*

OCT 22

Football, vs. Houston Baptist, Strawberry Stadium,

4 p.m. (LionVision) (KSLU 90.9 FM) (Kajun 107.1 FM) (The Highway 104.7 FM) (WFPR 1400 AM)*
            - Homecoming
Volleyball, vs. Texas A&M-Corpus Christi, University Center, 12 p.m. (LionVision)*
            - Senior Day

OCT 23

Soccer, at Northwestern State, Natchitoches, 1 p.m.*

Southeastern home events in bold.
* - Southland Conference contest


Dr. Luanne Billingsley (School of Nursing) recently co-presented with Dr. Karen Rice at the 9th Annual Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) conference: Transforming Healthcare Through Collaboration, in Baltimore. The presentation titled “Navigating the Pitfalls of DNP Projects Through An Academic and Practice Partnership,” discussed strategies used to navigate the pitfalls of DNP project management experienced by students, faculty and agencies. Dr. Rice is the director of The Center for Nursing Research at Ochsner Health System in New Orleans, and has served as a mentor to many of Southeastern’s graduate nursing students (Master’s and DNP). Dr. Billingsley also presented a poster at the same conference titled “Capitalizing on the DNP Project Experience: Engaging Undergraduate Students in Collaborative Project-Based Learning to Improve Healthcare Outcomes.” This presentation highlighted the unique skill set of the DNP-prepared faculty member to use project-based learning in an interdisciplinary environment to meaningful engage students.

     Charles Elliott (History and Political Science) presented “‘So terrible had been the fighting that the position was called Fort Desperate:’ A Hoosier (Re)Consideration of the Port Hudson Campaign” to the Indiana History Center’s “Civil War on the Mississippi” tour October 11 at Louisiana State Park’s Port Hudson Historic Site.
     Gary Keown (Fine and Performing Arts) will be presenting a paper titled "The Logo + Environment" at the Southeastern College Art Conference in Roanoke Virginia Oct. 19 - 22. His art work is also being exhibited in the SECAC Juried Exhibition 2016 at the Eleanor D. Wilson Museum at Hollins University, which opened Sept. 1 and will continue through Oct. 22.


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