Employee Appreciation held
Southeastern employees were honored last week in appreciation of their dedication
and service to Southeastern.
Employees were treated to lunch at the Mane Dish as well as a complimentary Southeastern
t-shirt. The event was sponsored by Auxiliary Services, Aramark, Human Resources,
and The Southeastern Foundation.
Career Services to host Summer Part-Time Job Fair
The 2017 Summer Part-Time Job Fair is being held Tuesday, April 11, from 9:30 a.m.
to 2:30 p.m. at the Student Union, in the breezeway near the bookstore.
With many students looking for summer part-time employment, this is an ideal
opportunity for students to connect with approximately 30 local and regional employers
and apply for jobs.
More information related to the Part-Time Job Fair, including a list of employer
organizations participating, can be found at www.southeastern.edu/career or by logging
into their LionHire accounts.
The 2017 Summer Part-Time Job Fair is an informal event in which students can
dress more casually (come as they are between classes) to network with employers and
apply for jobs.
Questions or comments related to this event should be directed to the Office
of Career Services at firstname.lastname@example.org or 549-2121.
Southeastern to host Composers Concert April 11
Southeastern’s Department of Fine and Performing Arts will host the annual Composers
Concert on Tuesday, April 11, at 7:30 p.m., in the Pottle Music Building Auditorium.
The concert is free and open to the public, said Southeastern Professor of Music
“The concert will feature new compositions by Southeastern students, alumni,
and faculty composed for a wide variety of media including solo instrument, chamber
ensemble, large ensemble of traditional instruments, and computer-generated/electronic
works,” Suber said.
Students, faculty and alumni featured in the concert include Nathan Bauerle and
Benjamin Livingston of Baton Rouge, Keri Disedare of Albany, Seth Guerra of Tickfaw,
B.J. Perez III of Covington, and Philip Schuessler, Richard Waltman, and Suber, all
Day of Giving scheduled
It’s again time to be ALL IN FOR SOUTHEASTERN! The third annual “Day of Giving” for
Southeastern is scheduled April 26. This is a day when we ask all of our Southeastern
Family to pitch in and make a donation to help Southeastern build on its legacy of
We also ask for a little help in spreading the word. We ask you to please reach
out to four friends that also know the importance of Southeastern but who may not
be involved. Encourage them to participate by making a donation as well.
Any amount will be beneficial, so please be a part of this new event. Whether
its $10 or $10,000 it will make a difference in the lives of our students.
Please mark April 26 on your calendar - but don't worry, we’ll send you a reminder
as well. Until then, go to southeastern.edu/all-in to help spread the word through social media, or visit the Southeastern Foundation's
Facebook page to do the same.
We thank you for your continued support!
Southeastern students honored with Associated Press Awards
Four Southeastern students were honored at the recent Louisiana-Mississippi Associated
Press Competition awards ceremony in Jackson, Miss. Representing “The Lion’s Roar,”
KSLU-FM radio, and the Southeastern Channel, the students received three first-place
honors and one second-place honor.
The students competed in the college and university division, which recognizes
student journalists for outstanding performance in college print, radio, and television
“We’re thrilled that our students have been recognized as the best in both states
by a news journalism agency as prestigious as the Associated Press,” said Rick Settoon,
Southeastern Channel general manager, who attended the event. “This reflects not
only the top-rate talent and hard work of the students, but also the quality of instruction
and training they receive at the Southeastern Channel, KSLU-FM, the Lion’s Roar, and
in the Department of Languages and Communication.”
In the college competition for television, two Southeastern students received
first place honors for their work with the Southeastern Channel. Amanda Kitch of Covington
placed first in the News Story category for “Causeway Toll Increase” and was also
recognized with an AP “Best of Show Award,” which included a cash prize of $250. Maria
Goddard of Marrero placed first in the Feature Story category for “Lucky the Horse.”
The AP judges noted that Kitch’s story was “an excellent job overall. This entry
“Amanda thoroughly researches a controversial topic of critical local interest
and presents a balanced report of opposing viewpoints,” Settoon said. “She’s an excellent
writer with a fluid broadcast style, and she’s engaging both on camera and in voiceover
Representing Southeastern’s educational public radio station KSLU, Matthew Doyle
of Mandeville received first place in the college radio competition in the Newscast
“The Lion’s Roar” student newspaper photographer Heather Jewell of Ventress received
second place in the Spot News Photos category for her entry “Students Rally for Higher
Education at State Capitol.”
AP-member broadcasters and newspapers in both states submitted nearly 2,000 entries
in the contests conducted by the Mississippi and Louisiana AP Broadcasters and the
Louisiana-Mississippi AP Media Editors. College student journalists from 10 schools
submitted nearly 300 entries in the AP contests.
The awards honored exemplary journalistic work published and broadcast in 2016.
The AP is a not-for-profit news cooperative representing about 4,000 newspapers and
5,000 broadcasters in the United States.
The awards luncheon was part of the 2017 AP Journalism Career Day that featured
television news directors, producers and reporters along with print editors and reporters
for panel discussions and one-on-one critiques for student journalists from the two
Golden Silence held at Southeastern
Members of the Kinnison family of Hammond and Baton Rouge join others at Southeastern’s
Golden Silence ceremony held on campus Monday evening (April 3). The annual event
brings the campus community together for a remembrance ceremony in honor of members
of the Southeastern family – students, faculty, alumni, staff and friends of the university
– who died the previous year.
The Kinnison family was there in tribute to the late Jimmie G. Kinnison of Hammond,
a former accounting professor at Southeastern. Pictured are, from left, brother-in-law
Dwayne Miller, widow Ruth Kinnison, granddaughter Taylor Kinnison, daughters Kathy
Kinnison and JoAnn Kinnison Cook, daughter-in-law Shonda Kinnison, and son David Kinnison.
Golden Silence is sponsored by the Southeastern Alumni Association.
Big Event highlights student community service
Several hundred Southeastern students “Lion Up” as they came together Saturday for
The Big Event, a day of student community service.
Student Coordinator Myranda Triche of LaPlace said The Big Event is an opportunity
for Southeastern students to say thanks to the City of Hammond and other area communities
for the support they show for the university.
Southeastern President John L. Crain thanked the assembled students for their
work to make communities a better place for all to live, and said The Big Event was
a great representation of university’s effort to give back to the region. Students
this year worked at sites such as Holy Ghost Catholic School, the Fuller Center ReUse
House, the Hammond Fire Department and with the Iowa Neighborhood Association.
This was the seventh year the Southeastern Student Government Association has
sponsored The Big Event.
Public invited to National Library Week events at Sims Memorial Library
Southeastern’s Sims Memorial Library is inviting the public to special events during
National Library Week this week.
“National Library Week is a time to highlight the changing role of libraries
both on and off campus. Libraries provide something unique to their communities, namely
the expertise of individual librarians,” said Sims Outreach Librarian Angie Balius.
“Librarians help people use increasingly complex technology and sort through the overwhelming
mass of information bombarding us in today’s digital society. This is especially crucial
when access to reliable and trustworthy data is more important than ever.”
Balius said the library will celebrate National Library Week with three of its
most popular events of the year: the annual book sale, “Readings at Sims,” and “Overdue
Book Amnesty Days.”
The library’s annual book sale will be held in the library lobby April 11 and
12 from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. and April 13 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. A wide variety of hardcover
and paperback books, videos, CDs and record albums will be available. Hard cover books
and DVDs are $2, paperback books are $1-2, and CDs are $1. Transactions are cash only.
On Tuesday, April 11, the library will celebrate “Readings at Sims Library” on
the third floor of Sims Library. Participants will hear selections from original works
by many talented writers in the community. Readings are led by librarian and local
author Dayne Sherman and begin at 6:30 p.m. Light refreshments will be served.
“Overdue Book Amnesty Days,” when library users can bring back overdue books
without having to pay fines, are Sunday, April 9 through Thursday, April 13.
“Be aware that amnesty does not apply to all library fines and fees,” Ballius
said. “It applies only to books from the circulating stacks and does not include any
of the following: outstanding fines, such as unpaid overdue fines from books returned
in the past, lost book replacement fees, damaged books, reserve books, or equipment,
such as laptops or audio recorders.”
For additional information about National Library Week, contact the library at
549-2027 or visit www.southeastern.edu/library.
Lady Lions promote “Bunko is Back!”
Members of Southeastern’s Lady Lion basketball team have been out in the Hammond community
distributing posters to area businesses to promote "Bunko for Basketball -- Bunko
is Back!,” scheduled April 29, 6-9 p.m., at the Student Union Ballroom. Sponsored
by PRIDE, the Lady Lions’ support group, the popular fundraiser for the women’s basketball
program includes lively bunko dice games, a silent auction, and food and drinks.
Tickets, $40 now or $45 at the door, are available from PRIDE members, though
EventBrite online and at the Dugas Center for Southeastern Athletics, 549-2395.
From left, are Lady Lions Baylie Stears, Courtney Dawsey and Jaclyn Scholvin,
with Mason Miller of PJ’s Coffee, one of the many local businesses generously agreeing
to display the posters.
Blood Drive to benefit alumnus, May 1
The Department of Kinesiology and Health Studies is having a blood drive on Monday,
May 1, to benefit Justin Smith. Justin is the husband of Misty Smith, SLU alumnus
and former faculty member; he was badly injured in an accident.
Donations will be taken from 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Contact Dr. Edward Hebert at
email@example.com to sign up to donate, or for more information.