Southeastern freshmen Melissa Fisher of Slidell (left) and Sydney McSlarrow of Coweta,
Okla., try their hands at carving pumpkins at a Halloween event held last week in
the Student Union and sponsored by the Campus Activities Board. Students were able
to select their own pumpkins for carving or decorating.
Conference on Teaching, Research and Creativity scheduled
Southeastern’s Annual Faculty Conference on Teaching, Research and Creativity is Tuesday,
Nov. 1, from 2 to 4 p.m., in Tinsley Hall, room 103.
The purpose of this conference is to provide a forum for sharing the successful
practices, projects, creative endeavors, and research of our faculty.
All faculty are invited to attend the Faculty Conference, which will consist
of a general poster session.
Southeastern Wind Symphony to present music of Disney Nov. 5
“The Magical Music of Disney and Friends,” a concert by the award-winning Southeastern
Wind Symphony, will be presented in two separate performances at the Pottle Music
Building Auditorium on campus Saturday, Nov. 5.
Designed for Disney and Pixar enthusiasts of all ages, the concerts will be held
at 1 p.m. and 3:30 p.m. Tickets are $4 for general admission seating for attendees
of any age. The box office will open at 11 a.m.
“This has become our most popular concert of the season,” said conductor and
Director of Bands Glen Hemberger. “Our student musicians enjoy this concert as much
as any other they present during the year. It’s entertaining, it’s magical, and it’s
a great opportunity to learn about the wind band and the music of Disney.”
He said many of the Disney characters – including Aladdin, Elsa, Belle, Jack
Sparrow and Maleficent – will be in the lobby after each concert to meet the younger
The program will include music from “How to Train Your Dragon,” “Pixar Movie
Magic,” the “Incredibles,” “Frozen,” “Beauty and the Beast” and a medley from “Aladdin.”
Also on the program are the main theme from “Star Wars” and a medley from “The
The Southeastern Wind Symphony has been recognized in recent years with two Global
Music Awards for its CD recording “Live.” A second CD is being produced from performances
in Orchestra Hall in Chicago and the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington
For more information, contact the Department of Fine and Performing Arts at 549-2184.
Cheerleaders and Lionettes to Offer Clinic Nov. 5
Southeastern will offer young fans the opportunity to perform with the SLU cheerleaders
and Lionette dance team at the men’s basketball regular season home opener on Nov.
Young Lion fans looking to join the performance must first attend the Cheer and Dance
Clinic on Saturday, Nov. 5 in the Pennington Activity Center. The clinic is open for
children ages 5-12. The cost is $40 and registration begins at 8:30 a.m. with the
clinic running from 9 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Registration forms will be available at www.LionSports.net. In addition to having
the opportunity to perform at the Lions’ regular season opener versus Millsaps, the
participants in the clinic will receive a t-shirt, a ticket to the game and a SLU
A group rate of $4 per ticket for family, siblings and friends of clinic participants
for the Nov. 11 game is available by contacting the Athletics Ticket Office at 549-5466
by Wednesday, Nov. 9.
For more information, contact Spirit Coordinator Paige Hall at 549-3654 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Students attend SWACURH Conference, win awards
October 20-23, as our Lions celebrated Homecoming, 10 Southeastern students proudly
displayed their school spirit and community building skills at the 2016 SWACURH conference
at the University of North Texas in Denton. The conference, hosted by the Southwest
Affiliate of College and University Residence Halls, was themed “Find Your Beat.”
The 36th annual conference was attended by colleges and universities throughout Louisiana,
Texas, Arkansas, and Oklahoma.
The Southeastern delegation won the Conference Chant Battle, Roll Call Overall,
and a conference scholarship. DeQuaz Humpries and Ildefonso Vasquez’s conference program,
“The Freshmen Connection,” was recognized as a Top 10 conference program.
The Southeastern delegation, all members of the Southeastern Residence Hall Association,
prepped for weeks to compete in multiple conference competitions including a musical
roll call performance, spirit competitions, display and more. Southeastern Representatives
included Caroline Abadie, Katie Abadie, Kristen Calfee, Scott Cooper, Paul Haddican
, DeQuaz Humphries, Calyn Landaiche, Kirsten LeCompte, Kristen Stamp, Ildefonso Vasquez
and Advisor Blake Thomas.
“SWACURH was an amazing experience! I learned a lot about our university in relation
to other universities,” said Calyn Landaiche, Southeastern RHA National Communications
Coordinator. “We received great ideas from networking with other universities’ representatives,
including safety, programming and community building ideas. We are very grateful to
SGA for their travel grant support of our attendance.”
“The SWACURH Leadership Conference has this special way of making you all come
together in the spirit of your own school. We all have a passion for helping residents
and making our campus a better place, and we all want to see everyone succeed as much
as possible,” said Scott Cooper, Southeastern RHA Community Service Chair. “For all
of the other schools to agree that we represented our school ‘The Best’ is insane.
It’s a deeply motivating, and humbling experience. Some of the other schools were
triple our size, but they still stood back and said ‘Southeastern was the best.’ I’m
proud to represent the Lions.”
“Being able to present a program and have that program be selected in the top
10 programs list out of all of the other programs presented at the conference, was
my favorite experience. SWACURH was an all-around great experience, and the Southeastern
representatives made it that much better,” said DeQuaz Humphries, Southeastern RHA
The Southeastern Delegation’s Winning Roll Call Video is available at southeastern.edu/liveoncampus.
Southeastern ROTC cadets receive scholarships
Several Southeastern students in the university’s recently-reactivated ROTC program
were honored with scholarships funded by the Southeastern ROTC Alumni Chapter at the
chapter’s annual reunion held during Homecoming Week. Pictured are, front row, from
left: Cadet Aric Mackay, Gonzales; Cadet Ernesto Mora, LaPlace; Cadet Precocia Parlow,
Kenner; and Lt. Col. Melvin Chisolm, professor of military science; back row, from
left: Lt. Col. (Ret.) Scott Adams, ROTC Alumni Chapter president; Cadet Christian
Owens, Mandeville; and Maj. Steve Worth (Ret.) The ROTC program returned to Southeastern
last spring after more than a 20-year hiatus.
Professional Portfolio Fair scheduled
Are you a candidate for three-year review or tenure/promotion? Are you new to the
process and would like information? Then visit the Professional Portfolio Fair on
Monday, Oct. 31, from 2 to 4 p.m.in Tinsley Hall, room 103
The fair, sponsored by The Center for Faculty Excellence and The Faculty Excellence
Committee, will include the following:
Sample portfolios will be on display;
Experienced faculty will be available to answer your questions;
Pick up some tips on how to present your “Best Works.”
Impaired Faculties to give benefit concert for Columbia Theatre, Fanfare
Impaired Faculties, an energetic band comprised of Southeastern faculty members,
will return to the Columbia Theatre for the Performing Arts in Hammond at 7:30 p.m.,
Saturday, Nov. 5, for a fund raising event celebrating Guy Fawkes Day.
Department Head of History and Political Science Bill Robison described Guy Fawkes
Day as “the other big autumn holiday celebrated by America’s ally, friend, and mother
country, Great Britain, with bonfires, effigies, fireworks, libations, satire, and
no shortage of tricks and treats.”
As with the band’s previous performances at the Columbia, all proceeds from ticket
sales for this benefit concert will support Fanfare and programming at the Columbia
Theatre, according to Columbia/Fanfare Director Roy Blackwood.
All five members of Impaired Faculties serve on Southeastern’s faculty, though
the band has no official affiliation with the university. Joe Burns (guitar/vocals)
is a professor of communication and coordinator of the Master of Arts in Organizational
Communication program; Dan McCarthy (keyboards/vocals) is dean of the College of Science
and Technology and professor of physics; Robison (guitar/vocals) is department head
and professor of history in the Department of History and Political Science; Randy
Settoon (bass/vocals) is professor of management and former dean of the College of
Business; and Ralph Wood (drums/vocals) is assistant dean of the College of Nursing
and Health Sciences and professor of Health Studies.
“Impaired Faculties is really excited about performing at the Columbia Theatre
again, particularly as Director Roy Blackwood has agreed to our request to play this
time in The Ghost Light venue, a more intimate space in the Columbia, where we will
be closer to the audience and where they can get up and dance if the spirits move
them,” Robison said.
Robison said the band is delighted to be able to help raise money to support
the Columbia Theatre and Fanfare and give back to the community.
“This show will also give us the chance to further publicize our new single,
‘Waterline,’ which is available on iTunes and from other online music vendors. All
proceeds from the sale of the song benefit victims of the August 2016 flood.
“We plan to rock hard. By now, people who have heard our recordings and seen
us live know we are not a novelty act or a bunch of cute-but-sad old guys trying to
recapture their youth,” he added. “We are committed to the notion that rock and roll
is not a function of age but a matter of attitude and ability. Besides, we are all
younger than Keith Richards.”
Robison said those in attendance can expect to hear a high-energy and intense
mixture of old and new covers, Impaired Faculties originals, and a Beatles set.
“We urge Southeastern faculty, staff, and students and community rockers alike
to join us for an inexpensive evening of fun that also will benefit the arts. Let’s
Tickets for the Nov. 5 Columbia show are $10. Tickets can be purchased at the
Columbia Theatre Box Office at 220 East Thomas Street in Hammond, which is open 11
a.m. – 4 p.m., Monday-Friday, or by phone at 543-4371.
For more information, contact the Columbia Theatre at 543-4366.
IMPAIRED FACULTIES – “Impaired Faculties,” a band made up of Southeastern faculty members, will play
a benefit concert for Fanfare and Columbia Theatre for the Performing Arts on Nov.
5, at 7:30 p.m. in The Ghost Light of the downtown Hammond Theatre. Pictured from
left are Joe Burns, Randy Settoon, Bill Robison, Ralph Wood, and Dan McCarthy.
Southeastern Social Justice Speaker scheduled
Southeastern’s Department of Sociology and Criminal Justice’s 13th Annual Social Justice
Speaker Series will feature Chris Eder, an Air Force veteran, yoga teacher and artist
on Monday, Nov. 14, at 2 p.m. in Pottle Auditorium.
Eder will discuss his journey and how yoga can be used to treat Post Traumatic
Stress Disorder and help veterans manage life after service. The lecture is free and
open to the public.
“Eder served 23 and one-half years as a combat correspondent and considers himself
a broadcast journalist turned yogi who now creates mala beads to support several non-profit
organizations, such as Mindful Yoga Therapy for Veterans and the Give Back Yoga Foundation,”
said Marc Settembrino, assistant professor of sociology at Southeastern. “Chris is
a Yoga Alliance registered Vinyasa and Hatha interdisciplinary yoga instructor.”
Eder began his yoga journey in 1999 after a bout with sciatica and a diagnosis
of adult attention deficit disorder. A friend introduced him to yoga as an alternative
to pain pills and other medications. He has taught in a variety of styles, starting
with sunrise yoga during a 2007 Air Force deployment to Baghdad. He also serves as
the director of communications for Mindful Yoga Therapy.
Eder will also offer a free 90-minute yoga class on Tuesday, Nov. 15, at 10 a.m.
Due to limited space, registration is required for the yoga class. Participants can
register via email to email@example.com or by stopping by the Sociology and Criminal Justice Department in Fayard Hall, room
336. The location of the yoga class will be announced to registered attendees at a
The Sociology and Criminal Justice Department organized the annual Social Justice
Speaker Series as a means of bringing nationally and internationally recognized social
justice activists to the Southeastern community. Previous speakers have included Sister
Helen Prejean on the death penalty, Morris Dees of the Southern Poverty and Law Center
on race and racism, and Medea Benjamin, co-founder of Code Pink, on war and human
For more information, contact the Department of Sociology and Criminal Justice
Athletic Department holds costume contest
The Athletic Department held their 4th Annual Halloween Costume Contest today. The
winners will be announced at the Nov. 14 athletic staff meeting.