Alumni come home

Homecoming royalty crowned

Fanfare presents final week

OcTubaFest scheduled

Farmers market set Oct. 26

Faculty team wins Quiz Bowl

Gumbo Cook-Off scheduled

SLU celebrates Gumbo YaYa
Fall Carnival scheduled Oct. 31

Wine tasting to benefit library

Science on Tap set Nov. 1

Scholarship seeks applicants
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Southeastern recognizes distinguished alumni at Homecoming event
One of Southeastern’s most successful coaches and a pair of local entrepreneurs were honored Friday night as the Alumni Association’s Alumni of the Year as part of Homecoming celebrations.
     Billy Kennedy, head basketball coach of the SEC-champion Texas A&M Aggies, was recognized as the Alumnus of the Year, while Zac and Cari Caramonta, owners of the micro-brewery Gnarly Barley, were honored as the Young Alumni of the Year.
     Kennedy recalled how he played basketball as a walk-on to the Lions’ team in 1982 and said he realized then he wanted to be a coach. He thanked his family for providing the support he needed as he moved from job to job.
     Kennedy graduated from Southeastern in 1986. He is a native of Metairie. He joined Southeastern as head coach in 1999 and served until 2005, leading the Lions to two Southland Conference regular-season titles and the school’s first-ever trip to the NCAA tournament. In 2004 he was named the Southland Conference Coach of the Year.
     Last season saw the Aggies earn a share of the Southeastern Conference Championship and advance to the NCAA Sweet 16. Kennedy was named the SEC Coach of the year, and his team climbed to No. 5 in the Associated Press Top 25.
     The Young Alumni of the Year, the Caramontas, are owners and operators of the Hammond-based craft beer production company Gnarly Barley. The couple met at Southeastern as undergraduates and married in 2009. Their products are distributed at about 300 locations throughout nine parishes.
     Also at the Awards Evening, the 2016 Alumnus of the Year for each of Southeastern’s academic colleges was recognized. Winners included:
     College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences – Rob Dugas, a 1986 communication graduate, he is currently the vice president and chief procurement officer for Chick-Fil-A, overseeing 2000 stores nationwide.
     College of Business – Gino Marino, a former Southeastern football player who played running back from 1970-73, was an instrumental player in helping the university return football to its athletic program, and is the owner of Gino’s Restaurant in Baton Rouge.
     College of Education – J. Rogers Pope holds both a bachelor’s and master’s degree from Southeastern, is a life-long educator, serving as a teacher and coach before becoming superintendent of Livingston Parish Public Schools. He currently serves as a Louisiana representative from District  71.
     College of Nursing and Health Sciences – Barbara Hebert received a degree in liberal arts studies in 1980 and later earned her master’s  degree in  education in counseling in 1994. Currently the executive director of the Children’s Advocacy Center – Hope House, she previously served as director of Southeastern’s Counseling Center, touching the lives of many of the university’s students.
     College of Science and Technology – Lucas Watkins of Ponchatoula earned a master’s degree in biology and established several businesses, including  Southland Forestry Services and the engineering and consulting firm, Krebs, LaSalle and Lemieux, where he developed a subsidiary company, Elos Environmental, a wetland delineation and permitting service company.
     Other special awards were presented at the event, including:
     Kathy L. Pittman Distinguished Service Award – George Ibert of Ibert’s Jewelry was honored for his long-time support of Southeastern fund-raising events, including Chefs Evening, FeLions Champagne Bingo, and the Alumni Association’s Champagne, Chocolates and Diamonds event.
     L.E. Chandler Award – Presented to the faculty or staff member who has assisted students and student organizations, the Chandler Award was given to Amber Narro, associate professor of communication. Narro serves as an adviser for the Southeastern Press Club and coordinates an annual study abroad program. Her most recent work involved helping student volunteers organize to clean up area homes after the August flood. The more than 170 students provided help in more than 50 homes with flood damage.
     Director’s Diamond Award – Pat Walsh retired from the office of Judge Jimmy Kuhn and has now become a permanent fixture in the Alumni Association’s offices as a valuable volunteer.
     Friendship Oak Award – Robby Turner, a 1989 graduate from Baton Rouge, was recognized for his efforts to organize the delivery of relief supplies and his work with local officials to provide for the needs of Baton Rouge residents during the most recent floods.
    The Alumni Association also recognized recipients of the organization’s scholarships. Receiving the scholarships were Emily Crithers of Brookhaven, Miss., a senior majoring in occupational safety, health and environment; Haley Dewesse of St. Amant, a social work major; Kayla Martin of Metairie, majoring in communication sciences and disorders; Grace Mikesell of Baton Rouge, a nursing student; Anna Rudesill of Pearl River, a student in communications with a minor in art; and Erin Fernandez of Marrero, who received the SGA President’s scholarship.

 Alumni of the Year 2016
SOUTHEASTERN HONORS ALUMNI OF THE YEAR – The Southeastern Louisiana University Alumni Association recognized Texas A&M head basketball coach Billy Kennedy as its Alumnus of the Year and Zac and Cary Carmonta of Hammond as the Young Alumni of the Year. Pictured are, from left, Southeastern President John L. Crain, Interim Alumni Association Director Julie Perise; Cari and Zac Carmonta; Kennedy; and Alumni Association President Mayson Foster.









College Alumni of the Year 2016

COLLEGE ALUMNI HONORED – Graduates of Southeastern’s academic colleges were recognized for their achievements at Homecoming’s Alumni Awards dinner. Pictured, from left, are Alumni Association President Mayson Foster; Rob Dugas, College of Arts, Humanities and Social Studies; Gino Marino, College of Business;  J. Rogers Pope, College of Education; Lucas Watkins, College of Science and Technology; Barbara Hebert, College of Nursing and Health Sciences; Alumni Association Interim Director Julie Perise; and President John L. Crain.

Homecoming Queen and King crowned
Maggie Hinson, a kinesiology major from Denham Springs, was crowned Southeastern's Homecoming Queen, while Justin Bankston, a computer science major from Loranger, was crowned Homecoming King during halftime of the Southeastern versus Houston Baptist football game. The Lions went on to beat Houston Baptist 37 to 3.

Homecoming Queen and King

Department of Fine and Performing Arts to present OcTubaFest
Southeastern’s Department of Fine and Performing Arts will present “OcTubaFest,” a free concert series featuring tuba and euphonium. The fest will feature several performances Oct. 25-26.
     Lecturer of tuba and euphonium Brian Gallion said the series of four concerts features Southeastern tuba and euphonium faculty and students. All concerts will be held in Pottle Music Building Recital Hall.
     “OcTubaFest was created in 1974 by a tuba player named Harvey Phillips in honor of his tuba teacher Bill Bell,” Gallion said. “The purpose is to give positive exposure to these often neglected and overlooked instruments and players.”
     OcTubaFest kicks off Oct. 25, with a student solo recital at 7:30 p.m. that features euphonium students Stephan August of Baton Rouge, Seth Guerra of Tickfaw, April Sutton of Commerce City, Colo., Danielle Chatelain of Destrehan, and Cullen Hinkle of Morgan City. Tuba students performing in the recital include Matt Jays of Kenner, Logan Bergeron of Walker, Jacob Middleton of Baton Rouge, Cody Revere of Covington, Lupita Mirafuentes of Houston, Tex., and Remi Vedros of Hammond.
     OcTubaFest continues on Oct. 26 with two concerts at 6 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. The 6 p.m. performance features students in small and large ensemble performances. The small chamber performances will feature several different instrumentations, including a tuba quartet, a tuba duet and a euphonium and flute duet. The large ensemble, which features 12 music majors and minors and is conducted by Gallion, will perform a variety of original works, that include “Fanfare,” from the movie “Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves” by Michael Kamen and arranged by Jon Oliver; “O Magnum Mysterium” by Morton Lauridson and arranged by Jon Oliver; and “Adventurer’s Tale” by Jon Oliver.
     The 7:30 p.m. concert is a solo recital by Gallion, who will present “Movie Music for the Tuba.” The first half of the recital will feature the songs “Somewhere over the Rainbow” from “The Wizard of Oz” and “Gabrielle’s Oboe” from “The Last of the Mohicans.” Also in the first half is an original work for tuba by the movie music composer Bruce Broughton. Broughton is most famous for his work on the movie “Silverado,” but also wrote several works for solo tuba and piano, including the “Concerto for Tuba,” which Gallion will be playing.  
     All works on the first half will be accompanied on piano by Chuck Effler, director of Southeastern Opera/Music Theatre Workshop.
     The second half of the recital will feature Gallion performing two works by Benjamin McMillan: “Tomes of Hardened Steel” and “Tomes of the Wanderer.” Both works are for tuba and fixed media (CD accompaniment) and are designed to sound like orchestral movie scores with the tuba as the feature solo instrument. Gallion is collaborating with Professor Christina Molina from the Southeastern Department of Fine and Performing Arts to create original animation to accompany both works. Gallion plans to also officially premiere the collaboration at the South Central Regional Tuba/Euphonium Conference in Tuscaloosa, Ala., in March 2017.  
     For more information, contact the Department of Fine and Performing Arts at 549-2184.

Students sponsor farmers market October 26
The Southeastern student organization Reconnect will sponsor a farmers market in front of the Student Union on Wednesday, October 26, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
     The event will feature food sales from area farmers, food samples, ceramics, jewelry, beef jerky, henna, and much more. Vendors include Sacred Earth Bars, Berryhill Farms, Simple Works’ all-natural bath and body products, and Tea Cookies.
     “The Reconnect Farmers Market is an event where you can interact with local farmers and vendors, eat a healthy and fresh lunch, or pick up some homemade jewelry or bath products from your fellow students and other vendors.  It’s a way to shop local and support healthy food choices without having to leave campus,” said Alexis Taylor, vice president of Reconnect.
     Student vendors are encouraged to participate by emailing Taylor at A table and tablecloth is 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 Game Day Gumbo Cook-Off set for Saturday, Oct. 29 
Gumbo cook offSoutheastern’s 10th annual Game Day Gumbo Cook-Off will be held in Friendship Circle during tailgating activities on Saturday, Oct. 29. The event raises funds in support of student-athletes’ programs.
     As part of this Southeastern tradition, tailgaters will have the chance to show off their gumbo cooking skills prior to the Lions football game versus Central Arkansas scheduled at 2:30 p.m.
     “This is a fun way to encourage tailgating in support of the Lions, while mixing and mingling in Friendship Circle,” said Sherry Kennemer, assistant athletic director for Academic Services and senior woman administrator and advisor of the Southeastern Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC). “We’re proud to present this annual event and truly appreciate the financial support it provides for SAAC’s community engagement and service projects.”
     There is no cost to participate as a tailgater gumbo chef. The registration form will be available for download from the SAAC page on the Lions Athletics website at Serving cups will be provided to each tailgating group. Participants are asked to bring spoons and however much gumbo they are willing to share with their fellow tailgaters.
     The public is invited to taste the gumbo at the various “Gumbo Tailgating Tasting Stations” around Friendship Circle and “vote” for their favorites by stuffing coins and bills in designated “voting jars” at each site. “Voting” will be open from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
     The voting jar with the most money will win the 2016 Fans’ Choice Award. Additionally, the Judges’ Choice Award will be presented based on a blind taste test of samples at each of the participating tailgate sites.
     Both winners will be announced at half time of the football game and will receive Game Day Gumbo Cook-Off Champ gumbo paddles.
     Tailgaters have until Oct. 28 to register. Completed registration forms can be faxed to 985-549-3495 or scanned and emailed to Kennemer at The contest is open to any group, whether or not they have a regular tailgating location for Southeastern home games.
     For more information about the Game Day Gumbo Cook-Off, call 549-2256.
     All funds raised benefit SAAC, which has adopted the cook-off as its annual signature fund-raising event.

Wine Tasting to benefit Sims Library
Friends of Sims Library logo
The group Friends of Sims Library (FoSL) is hosting its eighth annual “Wine with Friends,” a fundraiser for Southeastern’s Linus A. Sims Memorial Library, at 7 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 4.
     Held at the library, the popular event will feature six wines paired with food samplings, live music, a silent auction featuring art, books, wine and gift certificates, and door prizes, said Library Director Eric Johnson. Wines will be introduced by Todd Delaune from The Red, White & Brew in Hammond.
  FoSL is an organization that supports the activities and collections of the library. Funds generated by FoSL are used to supplement the library’s annual budget, purchase needed equipment and resources, and provide programs, lectures, author readings and signings, and other special events.
     Johnson said all funds raised go directly to the library, thanks to donations from area businesses.
     Tickets are $35 each. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. with the tasting beginning at 7 p.m. Space is limited, so early reservations are requested. Tickets will not be sold at the door.
     For more information about the wine tasting or the FoSL, contact Janie Branham at 549-2186 or  

The Anne M. Ferguson Endowed Scholarship seeks applicants
The Southeastern Foundation is seeking applications for the Anne M. Ferguson Endowed Scholarship. The purpose of the scholarship is to provide financial support to a deserving student who is a dependent of a Southeastern faculty/staff employee.
Criteria for the awarding of the scholarship include:  (a) the student must have achieved a minimum high school/college grade point average of 2.5, (b) the student must demonstrate involvement in leadership activities/programs, (c) the student must be enrolled full-time, and (d) the student must demonstrate financial need.  The recipient may retain the scholarship as long as he/she meets the criteria.
Scholarship application forms are available in the office of Jodie Chain (Dyson Hall, room 150) and the Scholarship Office (North Campus, Building A, room 120). To request an application to be sent to you via e-mail, contact Chain at 549-5545 or The deadline for returning completed applications is Friday, Nov. 11.  
     Return completed applications to: University Advancement, Attn:  Jodie Chain, SLU 10293, Hammond, LA  70402.

Theatre, music and lectures highlight Fanfare’s final week
Missoula Children's TheatreChildren’s theatre, musical performances and lectures highlight the final week of Fanfare, Southeastern’s annual October-long arts festival.
     Fanfare’s finale begins on Monday, Oct. 24, with auditions for Missoula Children’s Theatre’s production of Peter and Wendy at 4 p.m. at the Columbia Theatre, located at 220 E. Thomas St. in downtown Hammond.
     “Children in grades kindergarten through high school may audition,” said Director of Columbia Theatre and Fanfare Roy Blackwood. “Approximately 50-60 local students will be cast to appear in the show with a Missoula tour actor/director. Missoula will cast the young actors on Monday and get started right away teaching them lines, staging, songs and movement. By Friday, the children will be ready to perform, complete with professionally designed costumes and scenery.”
     Students wishing to audition must arrive by 4 p.m. and stay for the entire two-hour session. The first rehearsal begins approximately 15-30 minutes after the audition and lasts until 8:30 p.m.
     “Peter and Wendy” will be performed at the Columbia Theatre in two performances on Friday, Oct. 28, at 7 p.m. and Saturday, Oct. 29, at 2 p.m. All cast members must be available for all scheduled performances and rehearsals.
     Tickets for the public performances are $15 for adults and $10 for children. They are available online at or at the box office, 549-4371.
     Next up is OcTubaFest, a free concert series featuring tuba and euphonium and presented by the Department of Fine and Performing Arts Oct. 25-26. Lecturer of tuba and euphonium Brian Gallion said the series of four concerts features Southeastern tuba and euphonium faculty and students. All concerts will be held in Pottle Music Building Recital Hall. The Oct. 25 concert includes a student solo recital at 7:30 p.m. that features euphonium students. The recital is free and open to the public.
     OcTubaFest continues on Oct. 26 with two concerts at 6 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.  The 6 p.m. performance features students in small and large ensemble performances. The 7:30 p.m. concert is a solo recital by Gallion, who will present “Movie Music for the Tuba.”
     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.
     Two Then and Now Lectures scheduled Oct. 26 and Oct. 31 help to round out Fanfare’s final week. Both lectures are free and scheduled in Pottle Music Building Auditorium.
     On Wednesday, Oct. 26, at 1 p.m., in Pottle Auditorium, the host of KSLU’s “Rock School,” Professor of Communication, and Impaired Faculties guitarist/vocalist, Joe Burns will present the free Then and Now Lecture “Make the Presidency Rock Again: The Success and Epic Fails of Campaign Theme Songs.” For as long as there have been presidential elections, there has been someone singing a song about the candidate they like . . . or hate. Tippecanoe and Tyler Too!;I'm Just Wild about Harry!;High Hopes!; Born in the U.S.A!; and the Trump card, We Are the Champions. You would think that everyone likes a song, but it's not always the case, and often what song is chosen makes more news than the candidate who chooses it. Vote to join Communication professor Joe Burns for a tour through the highest office hit parade and the controversy that often surrounds it. 
     On Monday, Oct. 31, at 1 p.m., William Robison will present the final Then and Now Lecture “Barking Pumpkin and Zomby Woof: The Life, Music, and Surprising Politics of Frank Zappa.” The Head of the Department of History and Political Science, Professor of History, and Impaired Faculties guitarist/vocalist, Robison presents a free discussion of Frank Zappa – band leader, composer, musician, political spokesman, and purveyor of memorable Halloween concerts – followed by the annual throwing of candy. Costumes are welcomed and encouraged.
     Fanfare tickets are on sale at the Columbia/Fanfare box office, 220 E. Thomas Street, 543-4371. Some tickets may be purchased online at The box office is open Monday through Friday from 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

Quiz Bowl champions

Faculty team wins annual Southeastern Quiz Bowl 
A team of faculty and staff won Southeastern’s annual Faculty-Student Quiz Bowl held Tuesday (Oct. 18) as part of the university’s Homecoming Week. The team, Mens Sana in Corpore Sano (“A Sound Mind in a Sound Body”), led by faculty associated with the Department of Kinesiology and Health Studies, beat the Honors student team, Correct Answer, in the competition sponsored by the Southeastern Alumni Association and Phi Kappa Phi Honors Society. Pictured are, from left, Interim Alumni Association Director Julie Perise; Eddie Hebert, head of the Department of Kinesiology and Health Studies; Charlotte Humphries, associate professor of Health and Physical Education Teacher Education; Greg Reeves, instructor; and Dane Bounds, Center for Faculty Excellence. The Social Factors, faculty from Sociology and Criminal Justice, came in second place.

Gumbo Ya Ya

Southeastern celebrates Gumbo Ya Ya
Taking a cue from Build-A-Bear, Southeastern students Timothy Carambat of Covington and Blake Tabor of Mandeville “Stuff-A-Roomie,” the name of the university’s Lion mascot, at the annual Gumbo Ya Ya held on Wednesday during Homecoming Week. The annual event features gumbo, drinks, and offerings from student organizations. Carambat is a senior in mechanical engineering technology, and Tabor is a sophomore in communications.

Fall Carnival to include Trick or Treat with the Greeks
Area children are invited to participate in Southeastern’s 12th annual Fall Carnival Monday, Oct. 31, from 5-7 p.m.
     The university’s Office of Multicultural and International Student Affairs, the Black Student Union, Office for Student Engagement and Recreational Sports and Wellness are sponsoring the event in conjunction with Trick or Treat with the Greeks, which is coordinated by the Office of Student Engagement.
Both events are scheduled on the lawn of Southeastern’s Pennington Student Activity Center, located at 1350 N. General Pershing, and are free of charge.
     “This is our annual service effort,” said Brendan Daigle, coordinator of Multicultural and International Student Affairs. “Our goal is to provide all of the typical traditions of Halloween in a safe, carnival atmosphere.”
  Daigle said both events provide safe alternatives to traditional neighborhood door-to-door trick-or-treating and are free for the general public. Although children of all ages are invited to the festivities, the event targets children in kindergarten through fourth grade and will include games with prizes, candy, spacewalks, face painting, and much more.
Parents and guardians are asked to accompany their children throughout the evening. For more information, call 549-3850 or email

Computer programming made easy topic of Science on Tap presentation 
John Burris
Understanding the basics of computer programming will be the focus of the next Science on Tap lecture presented by Southeastern’s Department of Biological Sciences on Tuesday, Nov. 1.
Assistant Professor of Computer Science John Burris is the featured speaker at the presentation scheduled at 7 p.m. at Tope La Catering, 113 East Thomas St. in Hammond. The lecture – titled “From Zero to Code: Modern Programming Made Easy" – is free and open to all ages. Doors open at 6:30 p.m.
“Steve Jobs once said that everyone in this country should learn how to code because it teaches us to think,” said Burris, who serves as undergraduate coordinator for the university’s computer science program.
Burris said he will examine the topic from three angles, including his personal experience with his daughter who is learning to code in fifth grade, by showing some of her work and how it relates to topics in the Common Core Curriculum standards.
     “We will also look at the state of both industry and education as it integrates technology,” he said. “We will discuss how these changes affect the relevance of an education that doesn’t include a background in programming.”
Burris will also show a project developed at Southeastern that helps introduce students to programming concepts.
“Anyone attending with a mobile phone will be able to join in  as we go ‘From Zero to Code’ together,” he added.
For information on future Science on Tap presentations, contact the Department of Biological Sciences at 549-3740.


Baton Rouge Advocate
Theater, music and lectures highlight Fanfare's final week


The Southeastern football, cross country, soccer, volleyball and men’s basketball teams will all be in action during this week in Southeastern Athletics.
     The Lion football team (4-3, 4-1 Southland) will host No. 20 Central Arkansas (6-1, 5-0 Southland) for its biggest home game thus far in the 2016 season on Saturday at 2:30 p.m. in Strawberry Stadium. Southeastern moved into sole possession of third place in the Southland standings with its third straight win last Saturday, when it defeated Houston Baptist, 37-3. UCA kept pace with league co-leader Sam Houston State with a 22-12 win over Lamar.
     The game will be broadcast live on ESPN3 and the WatchESPN app, while also being heard on the Southeastern Sports Radio Network (KSLU 90.9 FM, Kajun 107.1 FM, The Highway 104.7 FM and WFPR 1400 AM), as well as online at and via the TuneIn Radio app.
     Saturday’s game with the Bears will also be the Hall of Fame game. The 2016 Southeastern Athletics Hall of Fame class of Kenny Lehrmann (baseball), Jacques Chevallier (golf) and Calvin Favron (football) will be inducted in a private pregame ceremony and will be honored at halftime of the SLU-UCA game.
     Saturday will also be Solid Gold Saturday, as fans are encouraged to wear their gold to cheer on the Lions. The first 300 students will receive a SLU noisemaker. Fans can also hold on to their game tickets and present them to receive free admission to either the Nov. 2 men’s basketball exhibition game or the Nov. 3 women’s basketball exhibition game.
     In conjunction with the game, the Southeastern Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC) will host the 10th Annual Gumbo Cook-Off. There is no cost to enter and all proceeds will benefit the SLU SAAC. The deadline to register is Friday, Oct. 28, and participants can fax their entry form to 549-3495 or e-mail it to
     Prizes for both fan’s choice (most money in the voting jar) and judges’ choice will be awarded with the winners announced at halftime. Voting jars will be provided at 9 a.m. with pickup at 1 p.m. Serving cups will be provided. Participants are asked to bring spoons and as much gumbo as they’re willing to share. For more information, call 549-2256.
     The Southeastern Louisiana men’s and women’s cross country teams will compete for the Southland Conference championship this week. The league meet is scheduled for Friday in Nacogdoches, Texas.
     The SLU soccer team (6-10-2, 3-6-1 Southland) will close out the regular season this week, hosting Nicholls for a 7 p.m. league match on Friday in Strawberry Stadium. Friday is Senior Day, as seniors Casey Jeanfreau, Lauren Lorentz, Amber Lasher, Marisa Rodrigues, Casey Peacock, Katie Noonan and Hope Sabadash will be honored prior to the match.
     The Lady Lion volleyball team (5-18, 4-6 Southland) will hit the road for a pair of Southland road matches. On Thursday, SLU will travel to Nicholls for a 6:30 p.m. Southeastern will then head to McNeese for a 12:30 p.m. match on Saturday in Lake Charles.
     Fans will have their first look at the Southeastern men’s basketball team this week. The Lions will host Southern-New Orleans for a 7 p.m. exhibition contest on Wednesday in the University Center. LionVision subscribers will be able to access a live video stream of Wednesday’s men’s basketball exhibition game and Friday’s women’s soccer match at


OCT 24

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 26

Men’s Basketball, vs. SUNO (Exhibition), University Center, 7 p.m. (LionVision)

OCT 27

Volleyball, at Nicholls, Thibodaux, 6:30 p.m.*

OCT 28

Soccer, vs. Nicholls, Strawberry Stadium, 7 p.m. (LionVision)*
            - Senior Day
Men’s and Women’s Cross Country, at Southland Conference Championships, Nacogdoches, Texas, All Day

OCT 29

Football, vs. Central Arkansas, Strawberry Stadium, 2:30 p.m. (ESPN3) (KSLU 90.9 FM) (Kajun 107.1 FM) (The Highway 104.7 FM) (WFPR 1400 AM)*
            - Hall of Fame Game
            - Solid Gold Saturday
            - SAAC 10th Annual Gumbo Cookoff
Volleyball, at McNeese, Lake Charles, 12:30 p.m.*

Southeastern home events in bold.
* - Southland Conference contest


William B. Robison (History and Political Science) presented the lecture, “The Evil Draught: Poisons, Potions, and Preparations in History” at the Madisonville Branch of the St. Tammany Parish Library on Thursday, Oct. 13. 

     Dr. Angie Wood (Health and Human Sciences) recently completed a three-day “train the trainer” workshop in Montreal, Quebec, to become a member of the Motivational Interviewing Network of Trainers (MINT). Motivational interviewing is a “collaborative conversation style for strengthening a person’s own motivation and commitment to change.” This approach can be used in nearly every social work setting. The mission of MINT is to promote good practice in the use, research and training of motivational interviewing. The only current way to be eligible for membership in MINT is through completing the Training for New Trainers (TNT) sponsored or endorsed by MINT. To qualify for participation in the TNT, individuals must submit an application during open application times which includes submission of a digitally recorded work sample exemplifying the applicant’s practice of MI that is coded for MI fidelity.


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