Southeastern introduces The Promise
Day of Giving scheduled April 26
SLU receives largest donation ever
Biggs to lead Alumni Relations
Sims Library to present exhibit

Alumni music recital tonight

Let's Talk: Art set April 26
Southeastern choirs to perform
Pajamas and Play returns to Columbia

Higher Education represents at Capitol

Readings at Sims Library held

Honors convocations scheduled

KHS hosts symposium
Southeastern in the News
This Week in Athletics
Professional Activities



The PromiseSoutheastern commits to student success with four-year degree and no tuition increase guarantee 
The Southeastern Promise will be available to Southeastern beginning freshmen starting this fall. Through this ground-breaking program – the only one of its kind in Louisiana – Southeastern will promise these students no tuition increases and class availability to ensure their degree completion in four years.
     The initiative entails two central components for eligible students who opt to participate:
     • Southeastern will not raise tuition for participating students during their four-year tenure
     • Southeastern commits to providing availability of courses to ensure appropriate progress and enable degree attainment within four years
     The launch of The Southeastern Promise at this time is a result of several factors. Non-fulfillment of the TOPS scholarship tuition payments by the state and multiple tuition increases in recent years due to declining state funding to state universities have created a confusing environment of financial uncertainty for students and their families. As the cost of a college education has increased, more students realize the urgency of completing their degrees in an expeditious manner.
     “The Southeastern Promise is a game-changer in Louisiana,” said Southeastern President John L. Crain. “Earning a university degree is more important than ever, and also more expensive than ever before. Likewise financial planning for college has become difficult due to tuition increases. We hope to remove that future uncertainty for those students willing to participate and achieve their higher education goals in a timely manner.”
     The plan relies on a student’s commitment to complete the 120 hours required for a typical bachelor’s degree within four years by following a prescribed curriculum for their selected course of study. Southeastern is committing to participating students that it will offer all the courses needed when they’re needed to graduate within the four-year time frame. If students adhere to the program, any potential tuition increases that may be implemented by the university over those four years will not apply. Program details can be found at
     Southeastern academic advisors will work with freshmen to choose their majors wisely and develop a four-year degree plan. Following the prescribed curriculum for their chosen major involves successful completion of at least 30 hours per year. If it is impossible for a student to reach the goal due to class scheduling or availability problems, the university will work with the student on a combination of equivalent class substitutions or provide scholarship funds for the remaining classes needed for degree attainment.
     “For 90 years now, Southeastern has been dedicated to one thing – our students’ success,” Crain said. “Our entire university is focused on serving our students by providing strong academic programs with a personalized, caring culture that lays the groundwork for success.
     Part of our focus on student success is sensitivity to college affordability, he added.
     “Southeastern has always represented a great value and we have a long-standing tradition of programs and initiatives that save students money,” he said, pointing to the university’s textbook rental program as an example.
     “Southeastern operates one of the first and now longest-running textbook rental programs in the nation, which saves students hundreds of dollars each semester, he said.
     “The Southeastern Promise continues our student-centered path. Students who are committed to succeeding will succeed. That is our promise.”
     The Southeastern Promise is open to beginning freshman students entering the university in the Summer 2017 or Fall 2017 semesters who elect to participate in the program. Students do not necessarily have to declare a major in the first year but must declare an eligible major by the start of their sophomore semester.
     The initiative requires the student successfully complete a minimum of one-quarter of the applicable credits for the selected degree program each academic year. The majority of Southeastern undergraduate degree programs consist of 120 total credit hours. Enrollment at the university can include summer sessions to earn additional credits toward the goal if needed. Enrollment must be continuous at the university, and students are expected to remain in good academic standing.
     Southeastern’s commitment involves providing the student with a four-year academic map for eligible majors; providing academic advising during the initial enrollment period and prior to the start of each semester; ensuring the availability of courses to complete the 2017 four-year graduation plan; providing students with tools, including an online degree audit to assist in monitoring progress; and providing students with an annual evaluation of degree progress.
     “Southeastern is committed to creating an educational environment designed to ensure student success and to offer an excellent educational value,” Crain said. “The Southeastern Promise offers students and parents the opportunity to more easily plan an academic pathway at a structured cost.”
     For more information on the plan, visit the website

Third annual ‘Day of Giving’ scheduled April 26
Southeastern will hold its third annual day of giving on Wednesday, April 26. Called “All in for Southeastern,” the event is designed to encourage alumni, friends, students, supporters and community members to join together to support the university in an online effort.
     “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 excellence. Donors can direct funds to specific areas of interest they would like to support when making an online donation,” said Vice President for University Advancement Wendy Lauderdale.
     “We also ask for a little help in spreading the word,” she said. We’re asking our supporters reach out to four friends who also know the importance of Southeastern but who may not be involved. Encourage them to participate by making a donation as well.”
     She said any amount is beneficial and will make a difference in the lives of students, whether its $10 or $10,000. Funds raised are used for student scholarships and academic enhancement.
     Additional information is available at or at
     Donations can be made at anytime or on any day, but are encouraged between 12:01 a.m. and 11:59 p.m. on Wednesday, April 26.
     For more information, contact the Office of University Advancement at 549-2239.

Day of Giving

FIRST GUARANTY KICKS OFF SOUTHEASTERN DAY OF GIVING – First Guaranty Bank made an advanced donation in the amount of $10,000 to Southeastern in support of the university’s Day of Giving scheduled Wednesday, April 26. Pictured are, from left,  First Guaranty Accountant Michael Moye, Southeastern Director of Corporate and Foundation Relations Lynn Horgan, and First Guaranty Vice President and Chief Credit Officer Randy Vicknair.

Biggs to lead Southeastern Alumni Relations
Michelle BiggsMichelle Biggs will join Southeastern in the new role of executive director of alumni relations in the Division of University Advancement. She will report to campus for her first day of work May 1.
     Biggs brings to the position over 25 years of experience in strategic planning, many of which she obtained during her work within the non-profit realm. A graduate of Louisiana State University, Biggs currently serves as communications and administrative officer at the St. Tammany West Chamber of Commerce. Prior to that position, she served as associate director for Southeastern’s Columbia Theatre for the Performing Arts.
     Biggs is a 2015 graduate of the Institute of Organization Management, a four-year educational program focused on non-profit management, sponsored by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce.
     “Michelle’s past experience will be an asset as we implement new initiatives directed at ensuring increased engagement from a diverse alumni community,” said Vice President for University Advancement Wendy Lauderdale.  “We look forward to having her return to work once again within the Southeastern Family.”
     As executive director of alumni relations, Biggs will be charged with providing strategic vision to define and implement best practices and innovations that engage Southeastern alumni in lifelong, progressive relationships with the university.
     “It is an honor to be selected as Southeastern’s first executive director of alumni relations,” said Biggs. “I very much look forward to working with all members of the Lion Nation to build on the prior successes of the alumni program and to continue to strengthen the university’s alumni network.”

Southeastern Alumni Music Recital to feature euphonium artist
The Department of Fine and Performing Arts will present its annual Alumni Music Recital at 6 p.m. on Monday, April 24, featuring euphonium artist Chasse Duplantis.
     A Southeastern music education graduate, Duplantis will be accompanied by other university musicians in the concert to be held in the Pottle Music Building Recital Hall. The concert is free and open to the public.
     Duplantis is currently a graduate teaching assistant working on his doctorate in musical arts. A teaching assistant for the LSU Department of Bands, he works with the Tiger Band and Bengal Brass and teaches tuba and euphonium in the School of Music. He previously earned his master of music degree from LSU in euphonium performance.
     Duplantis will be performing Andrew Beall’s “Rose of Sharon,” the first movement in Andrew Beall’s “Song of Almah;” Astor Piazzolla’s “Oblivion;” and “21” by Andy Akiho, which will include Seth Bagwell playing marimba and vibraphone.
     Other pieces on the schedule include Georges Bizet’s “Pearl Fishers,” in which Duplantis will be joined by Brian Gallion on euphonium and Henry Jones on piano; and “Remembering the Future” by Ryan O’Connell to include mezzo soprano Meghan Dawson and Jones on piano.
     For additional information, contact the Department of Fine and Performing Arts at 549-2184.

Southeastern choirs to join Northshore Choral Society for performance April 30
The Southeastern Chorus, Concert Choir and Women’s Chorale will join the Northshore Choral Society for “Cherubini Requiem,” a performance at St. Joseph’s Abbey, 74376 River Road in St. Benedict on Sunday, April 30.
     The concert will also include performances of Jonathan Dove’s “Seek Him That Maketh the Seven Stars” and Gustav Holst’s “Two Psalms.”
     Sponsored by the Department of Fine and Performing Arts, the free performance is scheduled for 2:30 p.m. Conductors include Southeastern Director of the University Chorus/Northshore Chorale Brian Martinez and Director of Choral Activities Alissa Mercurio Rowe, who will direct choirs with the assistance of Amy Wilt Prats, graduate conductor.
     For more information on the concert, contact the Department of Fine and Performing Arts at 549-2184.

Higher Ed at the Capitol
Southeastern students, faculty and staff joined groups from the University of Louisiana System institutions to advocate for higher education this week at the Capitol. The group emphasized the importance of higher education to the state's economy.

     Southeastern SGA President Erin Fernandez testified before the House Appropriations Committee saying students at Southeastern are worried about the uncertainty surrounding the state budgets and the budget for TOPS. “Students are having to take on more jobs, which ultimately distracts them from their education even more because they’re so worried about how are they going to pay for it,” she said.
UL System Day at the Capitol

Readings at Sims Library held
Each year during National Library Week, Dayne Sherman hosts this reading series at Sims Library to showcase the many talented creative writers in our community and to encourage literacy through listening. This year marked the 14th installment of Readings at Sims Library.  What follows is info from the event program about each writer:
Anne Babson’s collection of poetry, entitled The White Trash Pantheon, won a prize from the Southern Writers, Southern Writing Conference.  The opera for which she wrote the libretto, Lotus Lives, was performed in New York and Montreal last year. Her work has appeared in over one hundred journals on five continents, and she has been anthologized in both the United States and England. She has done residencies at Yaddo and Vermont Studio Center, and she has been nominated four times for the Pushcart. She has won many editorial prizes for her work.
Demitrius Jones holds an undergraduate degree and a Master of Science in Applied Sociology from Southeastern. He writes poetry.
Dr. Sarah Spence, a retired associate professor from Southeastern, earned her doctorate in English from Louisiana State University. Her novel For the Duration features a young girl leaving a small town in southwest Louisiana to work at Higgins Boats in New Orleans during WWII.
Bailee Owens is a 20-year-old senior at Southeastern majoring in English with a concentration in creative writing. She is an admirer of sunsets, Renaissance art, and the Oxford comma. Hopefully she'll be lucky enough to write young adult novels and maybe even teach at a university one day.
Edmund Jenkins is a graduating senior in the Southeastern English Language and Literature program. He is an amateur musician with an interest in linguistics and semiotics. He lives in Hammond with his wife and son.
Hollie Priest writes poetry and creative nonfiction. She’s an English Education major at Southeastern with hopes of traveling the world on a teacher’s salary.
Readings at Sims LibraryREADINGS AT SIMS LIBRARY
- Pictured at the Readings at Sims Library are, from left, Dr. Sarah Spence, Anne Babson, Bailee Owens, Dayne Sherman, Hollie Priest, Edmond Jenkins, and Demitrius Jones.   

STEM photoSoutheastern receives $10 million bequest, largest single donation in its history
Southeastern recently received the largest single donation in its 92-year history, a bequest totaling $10 million, the university announced today.
     Seth W. Ryan, a 1953 Southeastern business graduate, passed away on Jan. 8 bequeathing a significant portion of his estate to Southeastern’s Foundation in the name of his wife, Thelma McNamara Nicaud Ryan. Over 15 years ago Southeastern was approached by Ryan’s attorney about the potential bequest. Ryan’s identity remained anonymous until his recent death.  
     Ryan’s bequest will become part of the Southeastern Foundation Scholarship Endowment. In honor of his wife, who was unable to attend college, Ryan outlined that income from his donation be used for scholarships for female students in specific academic disciplines.
     “Seth Ryan’s deep generosity will benefit female students in perpetuity. In honoring his wife, Thelma, he has established a legacy that will provide generations of women with the opportunity to benefit from strong careers and better futures,” said Southeastern President John L. Crain.
     Vice President for Advancement Wendy Lauderdale said the donation significantly bolsters one of Southeastern’s strategic initiatives – to increase the number of women enrolled in STEM programs.
     “Southeastern’s student population is over 60 percent female, but women only account for approximately 15 percent of STEM majors,” she said. “These scholarships will encourage and aid women to enter these high demand, well-paying disciplines.”
     Lauderdale said the scholarships will also be used in the areas of nursing, business and education for female students.
     “Nationwide fewer women are entering STEM programs and careers,” said Crain. “With so much demand for graduates, Southeastern looks forward to leading the way in providing more financial assistance to women considering these careers.”    
     In fulfillment of Ryan’s wishes to honor his wife with this gift, Lauderdale said, Southeastern will name the current Biology Building in her honor, subject to approval of the University of Louisiana System Board of Supervisors. Officially, it will be renamed the Thelma McNamara Nicaud Ryan Science Building. The building façade will have the name “Thelma Ryan Science Building” upon its dedication, which is anticipated this summer.
     All programs housed within the building will offer scholarships under the Ryan gift.
     “We are so honored that Mr. Ryan saw the potential in Southeastern as a steward of his estate. He saw that this university could make a difference in so many lives by using the estate that he spent a lifetime building. I know his wife would be both proud and satisfied,” said Lauderdale.  “Having Mrs. Ryan’s name on our building will forever remind us of the kindness and vision of Mr. Ryan and his legacy of helping others.”

Tablet to Tablet

Sims Library Presents “Tablet to Tablet” Exhibit
Sims Library will host “Reading the World: Tablet to Tablet” Monday, April 24, through Thursday, May 19. This visually stunning exhibit takes you through the evolution of books, from stone tablet to digital tablet, showing how different cultures have contributed to the world around us through the written word.
     “‘Reading the World: Tablet to Tablet’ was created by Calcasieu Parish Public Library and Culture Fest Louisiana, with artwork by Erik Jessen of Mixed Media Group,” said Outreach and Instructional Media Librarian Angie Balius. “The exhibit comes to Southeastern through a partnership between Tangipahoa Parish Library and Sims Library. Together, we hope this exhibit will help spark conversations about how books have a personal impact on our lives and how they continue to influence our understanding of other cultures.”
     The exhibit is free and open to the public during library hours, which are Sunday 2 to 11 p.m., Monday through Thursday 7:30 a.m. to 11 p.m., and Friday 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
     For more information on the exhibit, contact Balius at 549-3898, or

Let’s Talk: Art focuses on the Bilbao Guggenheim Museum
The latest lecture in the spring series of “Let’s Talk: Art,” sponsored jointly by Southeastern’s Department of Fine and Performing Arts, the Hammond Regional Arts Center, and the Friends of Sims Library, will be held on Wednesday, April 26 at 5 p.m. at Southeastern’s Contemporary Art Gallery. Dr. Irene Nero, associate professor of visual art, will present “Frank Gehry’s Guggenheim Bilbao Museum in Spain: 20 Years Later.”
     “In October of 1997, the Guggenheim Museum opened in Bilbao, Spain. Housing part of the extensive collection of the famous twentieth-century art collector and patron Peggy Guggenheim, the museum was heralded as the most significant building of the 20th century,” said Sims Library Director Eric Johnson. “Dr. Nero, a specialist on the museum’s architect Frank Gehry and his work, will show why this evaluation holds true even 20 years later.”
     The lecture is free and open to the public.
     The next lecture of the “Let’s Talk: Art” series is “Celebrating 55 Years with the Hammond Art Guild”  scheduled Wednesday, May 10, at 5 p.m., at the Hammond Regional Arts Center, located at 217 East Thomas St., in Hammond.
     For more information, contact Johnson at 549-3962.

The Boy Who Cried Wolf

Southeastern’s Columbia Theatre to present ‘The Boy Who Cried Wolf’
Younger fans of Southeastern’s Columbia Theatre for the Performing Arts will get an extra treat this month with the Pajamas and Play presentation of The Boy Who Cried Wolf. Scheduled on April 29, the performance will begin at 7 p.m. in the downtown Hammond theatre.
     “What if no one believed what you told them, even if it was the truth,” asked Columbia Theatre and Fanfare Director Roy Blackwood. “In this Pajamas and Play presentation, a boy learns an important life lesson about integrity, honesty, and the consequences of ‘crying wolf’ in this musical retelling of a classic tale.”
     Blackwood said Pajamas and Play is a feature tailored specially for children and designed to make theater performances especially accessible and appealing to them.
     “All children love bedtime stories. That’s what this is – only live,” Blackwood added. “Kids are invited to wear their pajamas, robes and slippers to the 60-minute performance. We even plan to send the kids home with cookies and milk. Parents, all you’ll have to do is tuck them in.”
     Tickets for The Boy Who Cried Wolf 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. to 4 p.m. and one hour prior to Columbia performances.
     For more information, contact the Columbia Theatre office at 543-4366 or visit

Honors Convocations schedule announced
College honors convocations are scheduled next week. All faculty and staff are invited to attend.
     The schedule is as follows:
College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences: May 1,

1:30 p.m., Alumni Center
College of Science and Technology: May 1, 3:30 p.m., Alumni Center
College of Education: May 2, 10 a.m., Alumni Center
College of Business: May 2, 3:30 p.m., Alumni Center
College of Nursing and Health Sciences: May 2, 6 p.m., Student Union Theatre

Kinesiology and Health Studies hosts annual ASK KHS Symposium 
Each year, the Department of Kinesiology and Health Studies organizes a professional development day for students - the ASK KHS Symposium.
     It’s a day-long event that features presentations by professionals who work in careers in health promotion, sports medicine, fitness, sport management, and physical education teaching and coaching. In addition, students have an opportunity to interact with internship sites and current senior interns.
     This year’s event was held March 28. Some of the featured presenters included Brett Weinberger, assistant director, Recreation and Parks of Baton Rouge; Ashlee Menke, health educator, Cancer Center of Greater New Orleans; Kasey Hill, director, The Sports Medicine Clinic; Fred Zoller, owner, Lean Performance Academy; Jay Artigues, SLU athletic director; Joanna Faerber, National Elementary PE Teacher of the Year; and Debora Jones, diabetes education coordinator, North Oaks Health System.

Kinesiology and Health Studies hosts symposium


Pictured, from left, are Southeastern Associate Professor of Exercise Physiology Bovorn Sirikul and St Tammany Parish Hospital Exercise Physiologist Nancy Dardis.


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The Southeastern men’s golf team will compete in the Southland Conference championships, while the baseball, softball and track teams will also be in action and the women’s basketball program will host “Bunko for Basketball” during this week in Southeastern Athletics.
     The Lion golf team will be in McKinney, Texas this week at the Stonebridge Ranch Country Club to compete against its league brethren. The tournament runs Monday through Wednesday and the winner will receive an automatic berth into the NCAA Regionals. Live scoring, provided by the Southland, will be accessible at via the men’s golf schedule page.
Fresh off taking two of three versus league foe Nicholls, the SLU baseball team (24-15, 12-9 Southland) has four games on tap this week. On Tuesday, SLU hosts Alcorn State for a 6 p.m. non-conference contest. The first 300 students at the game will receive a study pack to get ready for finals week, as part of the “Study Pack the Pat” promotion.
     Tuesday will also be a Cane’s Challenge at Alumni Field. If the Lions score four runs or more, fans will be able to redeem their game ticket or student coupon at their local participating Raising Cane’s Chicken Fingers for a free combo with the purchase of another of equal or greater value by the end of business on Wednesday.
     The Lions then hit the road for a three-game Southland series at Stephen F. Austin. The series opens with a 6:30 p.m. contest on Friday, continues on Saturday at 2 p.m. and concludes with Sunday’s 1 p.m. series finale.
     The SLU softball team (22-25, 9-12 Southland) will look to work back into contention for next month’s Southland Conference Tournament. On Tuesday, the Lady Lions will close out their regular season road schedule with a 3 p.m. non-conference contest at Southern.
     Southeastern returns home for a three-game league set versus Sam Houston State. The series opens with a 4 p.m. doubleheader on Friday and concludes with a 12 p.m. contest on Saturday.
In conjunction with Friday’s doubleheader, Southeastern will let the dogs out when it hosts the inaugural “Bark at the Park” at North Oak Park.
     Fans are encouraged to bring their beloved pup, pooch or pal and enjoy the league doubleheader. Fans interested in attending can visit or visit the marketing table for more information.
     The above web page features guidelines for the event and a waiver form for fans who choose to bring their dogs. The completed waiver form must be presented at the entrance prior to attendance.
     The Southeastern men’s and women’s track and field teams will continue preparations for next month’s Southland Conference Outdoor Championships this week. The Lions and Lady Lions will be in Natchitoches on Saturday to compete in the NSU Demon Invite.
     After a three-year hiatus, Bunko for Basketball, the popular benefit for Southeastern Louisiana University Lady Lion Basketball, is returning Saturday.
     Hosted by PRIDE, the Lady Lions’ support and mentoring group, Bunko for Basketball is set for 6-9 p.m. at the War Memorial Student Union Ballroom. Tickets, $40 in advance or $45 at the door, are on sale through all PRIDE members, through Eventbrite online and at the Dugas Center for Southeastern Athletics, 800 Galloway Drive, 549-2395.
     In addition to the fun and fast-paced Bunko games, Bunko for Basketball will feature food and drinks, prizes and a silent auction.
     PRIDE (Positive Role-models Involved in the Development of Excellence) has been supporting the Southeastern women’s basketball program since 2006. The organization’s endowed PRIDE Scholarship provides Lady Lion student-athletes with financial support for post sports eligibility coursework. To date, PRIDE has raised $121,000 for the scholarship and nine Lady Lions have completed their degrees with the scholarship’s assistance.
     For information on Bunko for Basketball, call Bridget Giaratano at 549-2395, email or visit PRIDE on Facebook.
     The latest installment of The Matt Riser Show airs Monday at 7 p.m. from Buddies' Bar & Grill on S. Morrison Blvd. Hosted by Allen Waddell, the weekly show airs on flagship station KSLU 90.9 FM, in addition to Southeastern Sports Radio Network affiliates Kajun 107.1 FM, the Highway 104.7 FM and WFPR 1400 AM. The show is also available online at and on the TuneIn Radio app (search for KSLU). Fans can tweet questions for Coach Riser to @Lions_Baseball.
     All of this week’s baseball games will be broadcast live in the Hammond area on KSLU-FM (90.9), online at and via the TuneIn Radio app. LionVision subscribers can access a live video stream of Saturday’s softball game at Tuesday’s baseball game and Friday’s softball games will be streamed for free by the Southeastern Channel.



Men’s Golf, at Southland Conference Championships, McKinney, Texas, All Day
Baseball, The Matt Riser Show, Buddies’ Bar & Grill, 7 p.m. (KSLU) (Kajun) (The Highway) (WFPR)


Men’s Golf, at Southland Conference Championships, McKinney, Texas, All Day
Baseball, vs. Alcorn State, Alumni Field, 6 p.m. (Southeastern Channel) (KSLU)
            - Study Pack the Pat
Softball, at Southern, Baton Rouge, 3 p.m.


Men’s Golf, at Southland Conference Championships, McKinney, Texas, All Day




Baseball, at Stephen F. Austin, Nacogdoches, Texas,

6:30 p.m. (KSLU)*
Softball, vs. Sam Houston State (DH), North Oak Park,

4 p.m. (Southeastern Channel)*
            ­- Bark At the Park




Baseball, at Stephen F. Austin, Nacogdoches, Texas,

2 p.m. (KSLU)*
Softball, vs. Sam Houston State, North Oak Park, 12 p.m. (LionVision)*
Men’s and Women’s Track and Field, at NSU Demon Invite, Natchitoches, All Day
Women’s Basketball, Bunko for Basketball, Student Union Ballroom, 6-9 p.m.


Baseball, at Stephen F. Austin, Nacogdoches, Texas,

1 p.m. (KSLU)*

Southeastern home events in bold.
* - Southland Conference contest


At the annual meeting of the American Society of Business and Behavioral Sciences in Las Vegas in March, the following made paper presentations: Dr. Joseph Morris (Accounting and Finance) presented “The FASB’s Final Word on Leases: Navigating the New Rules;” Dr. Rick Simpson (Accounting and Finance), co-authored by Julie Stovall (Accounting and Finance), presented “Tax Case Discussion;” and Pierre Titard (Accounting) presented “’U.S. vs. Geoffrey Ricketts et al.’ Applying Forensic Accounting to a Medicare Fraud Crime.”

     Dr. Joan Faust (English) recently presented a paper at the 65th annual meeting of the South-Central Renaissance Conference “Exploring the Renaissance: An International Conference” titled “George Herbert's 'pitched his tent': Sacred or Scandalous?” She also chaired two sessions at the conference.

     Dr. C. Denelle Cowart (English) led a discussion titled “Reconsidering Persuasion” at the Jane Austen Literary Festival in Mandeville on April 1. Kyla Robertson, a student in Cowart’s English 458 class on Jane Austen during the Fall 2016 semester, was co-leader of the discussion. Cowart also co-presented, along with Dr. Albert Camp of LSU, a talk titled “Celtic and Cajun” at the Irish Cultural Museum in New Orleans on April 8.
     The latest American Conference of Irish Studies was held at the University of Kentucky, Lexington, at which Martin Kearney (English) served as the Chairman for the Drama of the Irish Literary Revival panel. He also presented his essay at the conference titled “From Folk Memory to Performance: Composing the Present from the Past in Lady Gregory’s ‘The Rising of the Moon.’”


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