Fanfare to present second week
SLU, region recover

SLU Dance presents Bayourella

Employee Benefits Fair set Oct. 4
Columbia presents ventriloquist

Tangi first responders to be honored

Floating marshlands are tested

SLU ranked nationally for financial aid
Lu Yuan receives award

Columbia to host preview party
College of Business celebrated

Housing, RH Association recognized

Mindfulness series continues Oct. 6
Phi Kappa Phi announces Quiz Bowl

Campus sees Coca-Cola promotion
Southeastern in the News
This Week in Athletics
Professional Activities



Something ThereFanfare presents second week
A lecture on marketing music to the masses, a new art collection and a concert by the Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra are just some of the events planned for  the second week of Fanfare, Southeastern’s annual October arts festival.
     On Monday, Oct. 12, the Department of History and Political Science’s “Then and Now Lecture Series” will present a lecture by Professor of Management Randy Settoon at 1 p.m. Titled “Marketing Music to the Masses and Managing the Musicians Who Make It,” the free lecture is scheduled in Pottle Auditorium. Settoon is a member of Impaired Faculties, a band made up of Southeastern faculty members.
     A new art collection goes on display at the Southeastern Contemporary Art Gallery. “New Artwork from the SLU Fine Art Collection,” with paintings by Aaron Collier, sculpture by Samantha Burns, and video by designer Silas Munro, will be on display beginning Oct. 13 through Nov. 10. A free opening reception is scheduled for the exhibit in the Southeastern Contemporary Art Gallery on Oct. 13 from 5 to 7 p.m.
     Scheduled Oct. 14 at 7:30 p.m. in the Columbia Theatre, is the first of two Beethoven and Blue Jeans concerts during Fanfare by the Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra called “Tchaikovsky Piano Concerto No. 1.”
     “Van Cliburn Medalist Sean Chen (piano) and Aram Demirjian (conductor) lead the LPO in Tchaikovsky’s Piano Concerto No. 1, considered by many to be one of the greatest piano works of all time,” said Roy Blackwood, director of Columbia Theatre and Fanfare. “The program begins with a series of light-hearted overtures, including Nicolai’s Overture to the Merry Wives of Windsor, Beethoven’s Overture to Corolian, and Korgold’s Overture to Much Ado About Nothing.”
     Tickets for the LPO concert range from $20 – $37 and are available at the Columbia/Fanfare box office, 220 E. Thomas Street, 543-4371. The box office is open Monday through Friday, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. and one hour prior to Columbia performances. For a complete Fanfare schedule, contact the Columbia/Fanfare office at 543-4366 or visit

ARTWORK HIGHLIGHTS FANFARE’S SECOND WEEK – “New Artwork from the SLU Fine Art Collection” will be on display at Southeastern’s Contemporary Art Gallery beginning Oct. 13. The exhibit is part of Fanfare, Southeastern’s annual October arts festival. Included in the exhibit are paintings by Aaron Collier.

As region recovers, so does Southeastern
As the university with the largest percentage of students from areas impacted by recent flooding, the uncertainty of so many variables for so many Southeastern students, faculty and staff in mid-August was incalculable. Compounding the unknown factors was the fact that the flooding ensued less than a week before the scheduled start of classes for the fall semester.    
     “As a regional university, many of Southeastern’s students hail from the parishes that were hardest hit by the flooding,” said President John L. Crain. “Almost half of our students call four of the most impacted parishes home – Ascension, East Baton Rouge, Livingston and Tangipahoa.”
     Thankfully, the campus and immediate surrounding communities remained largely unscathed but the flooding wreaked havoc on the usual timeline for the fall semester, and the start of classes was eventually pushed back from Aug. 17 to Aug. 22, said Crain.
     Faculty and staff volunteered to launch and man a phone bank in the Admissions Communications Center while a myriad of additional communication efforts were employed to reach out to students whose statuses remained unknown or who had indicated via an online semester intent form that they needed special assistance.
     “First we wanted to let our students know we were thankful to have reached them and that they were safe. And then we wanted to assure them that Southeastern would help them however possible,” said Crain.  
     In all, more than 5,000 calls were made.
     Deadlines for financial aid, course selection and payment of fees were extended. Additional payment options were made available. Special consideration was given to those unable to move into residence halls prior to the start of classes or attend the first days of class. Textbook Rental replaced nearly 200 textbooks that were lost or damaged in the flood free of charge for students. Parking passes and Southeastern IDs were also re-issued at no cost. In addition, over 100 alumni received re-prints of diplomas.
     “Faculty and staff expended extraordinary effort,” Crain said. “Some were making calls and helping make accommodations for students even while they were waiting for water to recede in their own houses. It is times like this that the Southeastern Family truly pulls together, and I am humbled to work alongside them.”
     Beyond the more technical but necessary items such as adjustments to the academic calendar and the corresponding changes needed to meet financial aid disbursement regulations, members of the university also stepped up to volunteer their personal time and energy to assist with clean-up efforts.
     Students and student-athletes proved to be “Lion Strong,” volunteering well over 1,000 hours of service to help with recovery efforts throughout our region. They helped rip out sheetrock, move water-logged furnishings, and whatever else needed to be done in well over 100 homes.
     Likewise, many faculty and staff helped friends and neighbors with recovery efforts and have donated money and supplies for disaster relief assistance. The Southeastern Food Pantry, which usually serves only the student population, opened its doors to families of students and those in the community in need of provisions.
     The Lion Ride Share program was conceived and implemented online in order to help commuting students, faculty and staff members who lost vehicles in the flooding.
      Additionally, the Southeastern Foundation established a Disaster Relief Fund to assist in meeting the short term needs of as many students, faculty, and staff as possible. Staff secured a grant from the Northshore Community Foundation to supplement the funds donated by individuals.
     One student who received grant funding wrote the following as a thank you:
     “In August of 2016, the month I started my first semester of college, my home was flooded.  I lost personal belongings, including clothes, shoes, pictures of me and loved ones who are no longer with us, etc. To be part of a wonderful university that was able to collect money for students like me warms my heart. I cannot thank you enough for your generosity. This truly means so much to me.”

     Nearly 200 grants have been provided thus far to assist those needing help as they continue to work toward recovery.
     As the region embarks on the more long-term phases of recovery, students are urged to take advantage of the services available to them free of charge through the University Counseling Center. Counselors are available for sessions with those who may be feeling overwhelmed by flood-related issues, especially now that the initial shock of the natural disaster has passed. Students may access the center in the Student Union Annex or call 549-3894 to make appointments.
     “I am tremendously proud of our campus community members who went above and beyond in the aftermath of the flooding,” said Crain. “There is no doubt their efforts made a difference in the lives of those impacted and led to our strong fall enrollment despite the enormous uncertainties and obstacles faced at the outset.”
     Southeastern’s fall enrollment of new freshmen increased, rising 14.4 percent. Prior to the flooding, Southeastern was anticipating its largest freshman class in recent history, Crain said. Of note is an accompanying increase in ACT composite scores among that freshman class (now 22.3 compared to 21.9 last year) , which translates into more students who are better prepared to succeed in a university setting. Fall total enrollment headcount is 14,499, roughly the same as last year’s.
     Enrollment officers and counselors at Southeastern report the vast majority of students who were unable to enroll this fall indicate they plan to sit out one or two semesters with the intent of eventually re-enrolling, according to Lori Fairburn, Director of Enrollment Services
     “We are working with them every way possible to help them continue their higher education and will welcome them to campus as soon as they are able to return,” Fairburn said.
     Also showing enrollment gains this fall is Connect to Success, the admissions bridge program that now boasts approximately 649 students, the highest in the program’s five-year history. The partnership between Southeastern and Northshore Technical Community College provides post-secondary educational opportunities for students in the region who are seeking admission to the university but don't yet meet admission criteria. NTCC students participating in the program take their courses on the Southeastern campus, and have access to its library, Student Union, and other amenities and services.  
     Continuing to serve its mission as a regional university, the top feeder parishes to the university remained consistent, with 3,263 students from St. Tammany Parish and 1,957 from Tangipahoa Parish. Other parishes sending high numbers of students to Southeastern include East Baton Rouge, 1,830; Livingston, 1,562; Jefferson, 1,288, and Ascension, 1,261.

St. Tammany Parish partners with Southeastern, Comite resources to test experimental floating marshland
A relatively low-tech method of imitating a natural marshland was implemented to help clean freshwater ponds contaminated by stormwater runoff. This research is being funded by St. Tammany Parish Government in cooperation with scientists at Southeastern and the wetlands assimilation company Comite Resources, Inc.
     The effort is intended to improve water quality throughout St. Tammany through several water quality initiatives. Included is a project in the Del Sol subdivision of Covington that utilizes an innovative, yet relatively low-tech method of imitating a natural marshland that will help to clean freshwater ponds contaminated by stormwater runoff.
     The $222,000 pilot project is a component of the newly initiated St. Tammany Parish stormwater management plan, a project that was launched to help the parish determine the most efficient and effective methods to retrofit other stormwater retention ponds, turning them into water quality enhancers, according to parish officials.
     “Improving water quality and our environment in the parish are crucial,” said St. Tammany Parish President Pat Brister. “As we continue to research and implement the latest, most effective strategies to address pollution and stormwater runoff problems, we will continue to make great strides in improving the overall quality of our water throughout the entire community. Success will also make this pilot project replicable throughout St. Tammany and mimicked throughout the country.”
     The project is being funded by the parish and implemented by Southeastern Louisiana University wetlands expert and Professor of Biological Sciences Gary Shaffer and graduate student Zach Leggett, who are working with Racheal Hunter of Comite Resources, Inc. based in Zachary, La.
     Rainwater runoff enters the Del Sol pond from three directions, carrying with it sediment, oils, tar, fertilizers and herbicides that accumulate in the subdivision’s watershed and contaminate the pond.
     Leggett and Shaffer are evaluating the cleaning effects of a man-made floating marsh in the eight-acre pond. Leggett’s hands-on project is the focus of his master’s thesis at Southeastern.
     “The floating plants take out the excess nutrients and turbidity, or cloudiness, in the water, including fertilizers, pesticides, herbicides and other materials that can be harmful to water quality,” Leggett said.
     In the fall, Leggett and his team constructed a star-shaped, eight-armed frame of PVC piping with four-foot wide vinyl coated crab wire between the piping that acts as a platform and serves as a supporting structure for marsh plants, such as maidencane, arrowhead and spider lily. The plants attached to the netting, serve as a natural filtering mechanisms for the pond water. The predominant water plant used in the structure is maidencane, an inexpensive plant that is easily propagated in the university’s greenhouses before being transplanted into the frame.
     “The maidencane roots are full of gas, so the plants tend to float on top; this makes it ideal for this kind of structure,” explained Shaffer. “Maidencane is a good plant for this purpose; the roots grow about 20 inches deep and suck up the excess nutrients in the water and help clean the pond. As an added benefit, the structure also becomes a huge refuge for small fish and other species.”  
     While water quality tests are only in the early stages, Shaffer said the pond has become much clearer with a huge reduction in turbidity, or cloudiness. In addition, he said, the frames are full of minnows and juvenile fish, which greatly improves the ecosystem function of the pond.
     “We expect the turbidity and nutrient levels at the site will be significantly reduced, which means we would be successful in our efforts to remove the contaminants and clear the water,” said Leggett. “And it would tell us whether maidencane is the ideal plant for this process.”
     Hundreds of ponds in St. Tammany Parish are in need of water quality improvement, according to Parish officials. The Parish’s floating marshlands project, if successful, will play a significant and relatively inexpensive role in improving water quality. “
     The research project and its final report are expected to be completed in 2017 after the plants have completely covered the platform.

Floating marshlandFLOATING MARSHLAND – Southeastern biological sciences graduate student Zachary Leggett ties plants to a floating platform he constructed that will serve as a floating marshland to help clean stormwater contamination in the Del Sol subdivision in St. Tammany Parish.

Columbia Theatre to host preview party for documentary film, Hamilton's America
Southeastern’s Columbia Theatre for the Performing Arts and Louisiana Public Broadcasting are hosting a preview party for Hamilton’s America, the story behind the revolutionary musical, and the PBS Arts Fall Film Festival.
The Oct. 6 showing is as a part of Fanfare, the university’s annual October arts festival.
Scheduled from 7 to 8:30 p.m. in the downtown Hammond theatre, the event is free and open to the public and will include a 30-minute excerpt of Hamilton’s America, as well as a preview of the remaining PBS Arts Festival line-up. Additionally, special guests from Center Stage Performing Arts Academy in Gonzales will perform musical theatre inspired by Hamilton’s America.
Although the broadcast film premiere is not scheduled until Oct. 21 at 8 p.m. on LPB, the preview party will give the audience a sneak peek behind the scenes of the making of the film.
For more information, contact Columbia Theatre at 543-4366.

University Housing, Residence Hall Association recognized by LACUSPA 
University Housing and Southeastern’s Residence Hall Association (RHA) were recognized by LACUSPA (Louisiana College and University Student Personnel Administrators) on Sept. 22 with an award for Louisiana State Program of the Year for their Residential Freshmen Success Banquet.
     Held each spring semester since 2014, the banquet recognizes freshmen who earn a 3.5 grade point average or higher during the prior fall semester. The event is by invitation only and held in the Student Union Ballroom. Participants enjoy a seated meal and a keynote address from a member of the academic administration. Dr. Shirley Jacob, Dean of the College of Education and Dr. Karen Fontenot, Dean of the College of Arts and Humanities, have each attended as the keynote speaker. Advisors from the Center for Student Excellence along with members of the Residence Hall Association serve as table hosts.  
     “Connection and support from faculty and staff outside of the classroom is so important,” said Kay Maurin, director of University Housing. “We were thrilled to be able to recognize outstanding academic achievement and visit with our residential freshmen about their success inside the classroom”     
     Attendees also participated in interactive multimedia elements designed to educate them about campus involvement.
     “All of the elements from the program were student led,” said Blake Thomas, area coordinator for University Housing and advisor to RHA. “I love the collaboration between the students and professional staff that goes into planning this event.”
     For more information about University Housing and RHA, visit
LACUSPA awardCELEBRATING RECOGNITION - Pictured are, from left, LACUSPA President elect Dale O’Neill, director of Student Involvement and Leadership at UNO and Outgoing President Alvina Thomas, Dean of Student Success Services at Louisiana Delta Community College present Blake Thomas with the LACUSPA Program of the Year Award.

Coca-Cola brings promotion to campus
Coca-Cola promotionHIGH HUGGABILITY - Southeastern student Kaitlyn Ford of Alexandria hugs a Coca-Cola machine in the university’s Student Union. The machine propels a free Coke when touched. Hundreds of students gave hugs to get free soft drinks while the promotional vending machine made its one-day appearance on campus.

Southeastern Dance to present ‘Bayourella: A Story of Forgiveness’
BayourellaSoutheastern’s resident student dance company, Dance Performance Project, will present “Bayourella: A Story of Forgiveness” as part of Fanfare, the university’s annual October arts festival. The dance concert will be presented Oct. 5 – 7 at 7:30 p.m. in Vonnie Borden Theatre located in D Vickers Hall on campus.
     The production is directed by Dance Instructor Skip Costa. Selected choreographers are Haley Jordan, Baton Rouge; Lindsy Brown, Hammond; Forrest Duplantier, Covington and Costa.
     The production will include original music performed live, original costume designs, and a set that includes a 25-foot dock over the bayou.
     “‘Bayourella: a Story of Forgiveness’” is an InterARTS™ performance approach to movement creation being developed by Costa that fuses the elements of dance, music, theatre, and visual arts for a true kinesthetic experience for the audience, usually within a very emotional journey through the human condition,” said Dance Coordinator Martie Fellom. “In this production, one of the aspects that Skip focuses on is the complexity and cruelness of Bayourella’s step-mother’s life in order to define her treatment toward Bayourella.”
     Dancers performing in the production include Ashley Barbarin, White Castle; Brown, Hannah Davis, Mahitha Koduri, and Olivia Lowentritt, all of Hammond; Haley Bruch and Sean Gilvey, Mandeville; Alaura Cervini, Metairie; Brianna Denmark, Denham Springs; Raven Gooden and Jordan, Baton Rouge; Kendra Hall, Metairie; Alexis May, Denham Springs; Jasmine Mingo, Slidell; and Joshua Verdun, Ponchatoula.
     Composers and musicians in the production include Nathan Bauerle, composer/music director, Baton Rouge; Seth Guerra- composer/music director, Hammond; Isaac Callahan, trombone, Albany; Andrew Dilmore, clarinet, Lake Charles; Heath Freaci, trumpet, Chalmette; Ryan Lafleur, clarinet; Denham Springs; and Jeremy Stringer, percussion, Slidell.
     Tickets for Bayourella are $5 and will be available in the D Vickers box office the evening of each performance.
     For more information, contact Dance Coordinator Martie Fellom at

Employee Benefits and Wellness Fair is Oct. 4
The Employee Benefits and Wellness Fair is scheduled tomorrow, Oct. 4, in the Student Union Ballroom from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Employees can make changes to current benefits, add new benefits, and find new ways to save for retirement.
     Additionally, the new dental carrier, United Health Care, will be able to answer questions, blood pressure checks will be offered, and attendees can make their own trail mix.
     A blood drive is also scheduled, as is a canned food drive for the Southeastern Food Pantry. Each item donated earns a ticker to enter for a door prize.

Columbia Theatre to present ventriloquist, comedienne

Lynn TrefzgerSoutheastern’s Columbia Theatre for the Performing Arts will present ventriloquist and comedienne Lynn Trefzger in one performance only on Oct. 7, at 7:30 p.m.
     With a trunk full of zany characters that have accompanied her to stages throughout the country, Trefzger and her many voices have appeared on ABC, TNN, A&E, and Lifetime, said Columbia Theatre and Fanfare Director Roy Blackwood.
     “Lynn Trefzger’s vocal illusion talents were first brought to national audiences on TV’s ‘Star Search,’ and she has since performed with artists including Jeff Foxworthy, Ray Romano, Drew Carey and Faith Hill,” Blackwood said. “Her off-the-wall audience interplay is riotously funny, and her performances are tailored for both family and adult audiences.”
     Trefzger, Blackwood said, was also featured in a comedy/documentary about the art of ventriloquism with Jay Johnson and Jeff Dunham called “I’m No Dummy” by NBC Universal.
     Tickets for the performance range from $15 to $30 and are available at the Columbia Theatre box office, located in downtown Hammond at 220 East Thomas St., online at, or via phone at 543-4371. Box office hours are from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday and one hour before performance times.
     For more information, contact the Columbia Theatre box office at 543-4371.

‘Southeastern Salute’ to honor Tangi first responders

All Tangipahoa Parish first responders who worked tirelessly in response to the recent flooding are invited to attend “Southeastern Salute,” an event designed to thank them for their extraordinary efforts.  
     First responders and their families, who also made sacrifices while their loved ones reported to work, are invited to the recognition event, starting at 1 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 8 in Southeastern Louisiana University’s Student Union Park. Free tickets to the SLU-McNeese football game will be available for the first 250 guests who would like to then partake in tailgating and cheer the Lions on to victory at 6 p.m. in Strawberry Stadium.
    Co-hosted by Aramark food services provider, Southeastern Louisiana University and Tangipahoa Parish Government, there is no cost to attend and no reservations are required for the celebration featuring food and drinks, door prizes and family entertainment.
    “The first responders in our area – law enforcement, fire, emergency technicians, National Guardsmen and so many others – were nothing less than heroic in relief efforts,” said Erin Cowser, executive director of Public and Governmental Affairs at Southeastern. “This is just a small way of saying thank you for their dedicated service.”

Southeastern ranked nationally in financial aid study

Southeastern has been ranked 58th nationally among the best colleges for university-provided part-time student employment.
     The study was published in the newsletter “Student Loan Report” using information compiled by Peterson’s Financial Aid Data.  Southeastern was listed among the top 250 colleges and universities in the nation for its student part-time employment record.
     According to the study, Southeastern provides approximately 1,093 on-campus jobs for students who are not affiliated with the Federal Work Study program. Only three Louisiana institutions made the list.
     “Providing part-time employment for students benefits both the students and the university,” said Lori Fairburn, director of Enrollment Services. “The students gain exposure to a professional work environment and learn valuable lessons in time management, multi-tasking, project planning and more, while earning money to help pay for typical college expenses. The institution gains the benefits of having additional part-time workers on the staff to augment operations of the office.”
     “Student Loan Report” is an online newsletter that provides information to college students and parents regarding news, issues and studies on student loans and student debt. The report can be found on the web at

Southeastern safety expert honored by Greater Baton Rouge Industry Alliance

A Southeastern specialist in workplace safety was recognized recently by the Greater Baton Rouge Industry Alliance (GBRIA) for academic leadership in the field.
     Lu Yuan, a certified safety professional and interim head of Southeastern’s Department of Computer Science and Industrial Technology, received the Craft Workforce Development Champion Award from GBRIA at its 9th Annual Craft Workforce Development Excellence Awards banquet held recently in Baton Rouge.
     GBRIA is a non-profit trade association with membership from 60 industrial plant facilities located in eight parishes in the Baton Rouge area. The organization was formed in 1970 to seek solutions to common issues with a focus on safety performance and workforce development.
     Yuan was nominated for the award by Chris Newton, coordinator of workforce development at Cajun Industries, a nationally recognized leader in the construction industry.
     “Dr. Yuan and the faculty in Southeastern’s Occupational Safety, Health and Environment program are a step above others in providing training for careers in the demanding field of safety,” said Newton. They routinely produce quality students through the usage of accredited curriculum and industry experience. They use a real-world learning model, where teams of students visit companies to shadow safety professionals and review safety programs.”
     “This award is for our entire OSH&E faculty,” said Yuan, who last year was honored by the American Society of Safety Engineers with its Outstanding Safety Educator Award. “It recognizes the great contributions the program has made toward workforce development for industry in the region.”
     Yuan said that as the state continues to expand its focus on development of industry, the need for professionals in the field will only increase.
     Southeastern’s OSH&E program is one of only 26 such programs nationally that award graduates with the Graduate Safety Practitioner Designation from the Board of Certified Safety Professionals. The program is accredited by the Applied Science Accreditation Commission of ABET.

Southeastern receives GBRIA award

 SAFETY AWARD PRESENTED – Lu Yuan, left, interim head of the Department of Computer Science and Industrial Technology at Southeastern, accepts the Greater Baton Rouge Industry Alliance (GBRIA) Craft Workforce Development Champion Award from John Pacillo, operations director of Mexichem Fluor and a member of the GBRIA board of directors. The award recognizes the contributions Southeastern’s Occupational Safety, Health and Environment program has made toward workforce development for industry in the region.

Center for Faculty Excellence celebrates College of Business

College of Business celebratedAs part of The Center for Faculty Excellence’s “Celebrate” initiative, the month of September was dedicated to the celebration and recognition of the College of Business. Students, faculty, staff, and visitors left “Thank You” messages on the college appreciation banner, which was presented to the College of Business on Sept. 20.  
     The College of Business has an impressive “resume” that includes a number of expert faculty, innovative student programs, and initiatives in Latin America. Most recently, the economics faculty at Southeastern has been ranked the third most prolific in research in the U.S. Southern Region, according to a study published in the journal Economics Bulletin.
     Students, faculty, and staff are invited to stop by The Center for Faculty Excellence tent on the first Wednesday of each month to write an appreciation message to the highlighted college.

Intro to Mindfulness Series continues Oct. 6
MindfulnessGot stress? Mindfulness, a series of meditations and discussions for faculty, staff and students, can help.

     The next meeting is Thursday, Oct. 6, at 4 p.m. in Sims Library, room 252.

Phi Kappa Phi announces Quiz Bowl
Get your student or faculty team together for the 15th Annual Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi Homecoming Intramural Quiz Bowl Tournament.
     This event, offering “another” kind of competition during Homecoming Week, pits student teams of 4-5 against other student teams and faculty teams against faculty teams, in a double-elimination tournament capped off with the top student and faculty teams competing against each other for Quiz Bowl Champions. First-place student and faculty teams are awarded $100; second-place teams are awarded $50 each.
     For more information or an application form for this Oct. 18 event, please email Dr. Joan Faust at


Baton Rouge Advocate
Southeastern’s Columbia Theatre to present ventriloquist, comedienne
e! Science News
Southeastern experiments with floating marshland to clean stormwater runoffs
Hammond Daily Star
Government contracting course scheduled

Columbia Theatre at SLU announces 2016-17 season
Southeastern ranked 58th in recent study of financial aid


Three Louisiana universities ranked among the top for university-provided jobs
N.O. Times Picayune
Human-made marsh may help clean up St. Tammany Parish ponds


The Southeastern football, volleyball, soccer, golf, baseball and softball teams will all be in action during this week in Southeastern Athletics.
     The Lion football team (1-3, 1-1 Southland) will return home on Saturday for a 6 p.m. contest versus Southland Conference foe McNeese (3-2, 2-1 Southland). SLU will be looking to bounce back from a 38-14 loss at Lamar, while the Cowboys come to town after a 38-13 home league win versus Nicholls.
     The game will be televised on Cox Sports Television and on ESPN3 outside of the Cox Sports viewing area. Fans can also hear the game on the Southeastern Sports Radio Network (KSLU-FM (90.9), Kajun 107.1 FM, The Highway 104.7 FM, WFPR-AM (1400)), via the TuneIn Radio app and on, where live stats will also be available.
     The SLU-McNeese game will be Southeastern’s annual Geaux Pink game dedicated to raising breast cancer awareness. In conjunction with game week, fans can visit either of the Hammond Raising Cane’s on Tuesday, Oct. 4, mention “Geaux Pink” and a portion of the proceeds will be donated to Mary Bird Perkins Cancer Center.
     The first 300 Southeastern students in attendance for the McNeese game will receive free t-shirts courtesy of Southeastern Athletics Marketing and Promotions.
     The SLU volleyball team (2-13, 1-2 Southland) will open the week on the road, traveling to Louisiana-Lafayette on Wednesday for a 6:30 p.m. non-conference match. On Saturday, Southeastern returns home to host New Orleans at 1 p.m. in the University Center. LionVision subscribers will be able to access live video of Saturday’s match at
     The Southeastern women’s soccer team (5-7-1, 2-3 Southland) will be back in action this week. On Friday, SLU travels to Lamar for a 7 p.m. match in Beaumont, Texas.
     The golf team will also return to the course this week. The Lions will be at the University Club in Baton Rouge on Saturday and Sunday to compete in the David Toms Intercollegiate.
     The Lion baseball team, which has won 40-plus games in each of the past two seasons, will host the Fall College World Series. The series opens on Friday at 6 p.m., continues on Saturday at 10 a.m. and concludes on Sunday at 5 p.m. at Alumni Field. LionVision subscribers will be able to access live video of the series at
     The Southeastern softball team is off to a 3-0 start to the fall and will continue its fall schedule with a pair of exhibitions this week. On Friday, SLU will host Bishop State Community College at 2 p.m. and Jones County Junior College in a 10-inning game at 6 p.m. at North Oak Park.



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) (Kajun 107.1) (The Highway 104.7) (WFPR 1400)


Geaux Pink, Hammond Raising Cane’s, All Day
        - Visit either Hammond Raising Cane’s, mention Geaux Pink, and a portion of the proceeds will be donated to Mary Bird Perkins Cancer Center


Volleyball, at Louisiana-Lafayette, Lafayette, 6:30 p.m.


Women’s Soccer, at Lamar, Beaumont, Texas, 7 p.m.*
Baseball, Fall World Series Game 1, Alumni Field, 6 p.m. (LionVision)
Softball, vs. Bishop State Community College (Exhibition), North Oak Park, 2 p.m.
Softball, vs. Jones County Junior College (10 innings – Exhibition), North Oak Park, 6 p.m.


Football, vs. McNeese, Strawberry Stadium, 6 p.m. (Cox Sports) (KSLU 90.9) (Kajun 107.1) (The Highway 104.7) (WFPR 1400)*
            - Geaux Pink Game
Volleyball, vs. UNO, University Center, 1 p.m.
Golf, at David Toms Intercollegiate, Baton Rouge, All Day
Baseball, Fall World Series Game 2, Alumni Field, 10 a.m.


Golf, at David Toms Intercollegiate, Baton Rouge, All Day
Baseball, Fall World Series Game 3, Alumni Field, 5 p.m. (LionVision)

Southeastern home events in bold.
* - Southland Conference contest


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