'Murder' coming to Columbia Theatre
Rock 'n Roar scheduled Feb. 18
Safety at Southeastern a priority

Feb. 15 is graduation application deadline
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Aquila Theatre CompanyColumbia Theatre to present Murder on the Nile with a twist
Southeastern’s Columbia Theatre for the Performing Arts will present Aquila Theatre Company in Agatha Christie’s Murder on the Nile in one performance only on Feb. 17, at 7:30 p.m. in the downtown Hammond theatre.
     Now in its 25th season, Aquila Theatre stages Murder on the Nile by one of the great mystery writers in world literature, Agatha Christie, said Columbia Theatre Director Roy Blackwood. As usual with Aquila Theatre Company, there is a twist in the production – something to make it uniquely the company’s own.
      “The production is set in the early 1940s during World War II at the BBC Home Service studios in London,” Blackwood said. “Air raid sirens were a regular occurrence in London during this time as Great Britain was on constant alert to bombings by Germany. Members of the theater troupe have arrived and are preparing for a live radio broadcast of Murder on the Nile. But another air raid prevents the full cast from assembling and yet the show must go on somehow.”
     Tickets for the Feb. 17 Columbia show are $26 in the orchestra or balcony and $40 in the loge. 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, online at, or by phone at 543-4371.
     Half-price tickets for Southeastern students are available 30 days prior to the show for students with university ID. The limit is one ticket per ID.
     All Southeastern faculty, retired faculty or university staff with ID may purchase one ticket for the production and receive one ticket at half price. Both tickets must be purchased in the same transaction and for the same price at the Columbia box office. For more information, contact the Columbia Theatre at 543-4366.

MURDER ON THE NILE– Southeastern’s Columbia Theatre for the Performing Arts will present Aquila Theatre Company in Agatha Christie’s Murder on the Nile on Feb. 17, at 7:30 p.m., in the downtown Hammond theatre. Tickets are available at 543-4371 or online at Photo credit: Richard Termine.

Southeastern to celebrate community, academics with Rock ‘n Roar on February 18
Southeastern’s annual campus-community festival “Rock ‘n Roar” is scheduled for Saturday, Feb. 18, and promises to be a fun-filled day for children and adults.
     In its 21st year, Rock ‘n Roar showcases Southeastern’s academics and fun atmosphere for approximately 3,800 students from more than 80 visiting District 8 Literary Rally high school, as well as Southeastern students, alumni and community friends, said Julie Perise, interim director of the Southeastern Alumni Association.
     “With no charge for admission to Rock ‘n Roar, patrons of all ages can enjoy educational displays by Southeastern’s departments, food, music and more,” Perise said.
     Scheduled from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Student Union, the festival will also offer art, baseball, and spirit camps for children.
     Art education students will offer a hands-on art camp for children ages 6-12 from 9-11 a.m., with a check-in time of 8:30 a.m. The camp, which costs $15, will take place in Clark Hall.
     A camp for young baseball enthusiasts is scheduled for 8:30-10:30 a.m., with a check in time of 8 a.m. at the football practice field behind the bull pen on campus. The camp is open to children ages 6-12 for a $15 fee. Participants are asked to bring their own bat and glove.  
     The Lionettes, Southeastern’s dance team, and the Southeastern cheerleaders will host a spirit camp for children ages 5-12 from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m., with check in at 8:30 a.m. at the Kinesiology and Health Studies Building. The camp’s $15 fee includes refreshments.  Participants are asked to dress comfortably and wear tennis shoes. The camp will conclude with a performance by participants in the Kinesiology and Health Studies Building at noon.      
     Camp applications are available online at or at the Alumni Center, 500 W. University Ave., 549-2150. Advance registration and payment is requested for all camps. Space is limited, so reservations should be made early.
     Rock ‘n Roar will also feature a variety of children’s games and activities.
     For additional information about Rock ‘n Roar Fest camps, call the Alumni Association, 549-2150.

February 15 is final day for Southeastern students to apply for spring 2017 graduation
The final day for Southeastern students to apply to graduate in spring 2017 is Feb. 15, the university announced.
     The graduation application and payment deadlines will be strictly enforced, university officials said.
     Candidates for associate’s, bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degrees can apply for graduation by logging into their LeoNet campus accounts and choosing the “Self Service, Degree Progress/Graduation, Apply for Graduation” option. Instructions are available on the “Current Students” link at; then click on “Graduation Seniors” under Helpful Links, or call Southeastern’s Office of the Registrar at 549-2066. There is also a direct link available at
     The $25 application fee should be paid directly to the Controller’s Office, located on North Campus in the Financial Aid Building.

Safety at Southeastern
Safety App launchedSoutheastern launched an app to provide students, faculty and staff with simple instructions and recommendations for actions to take in the event of an on-campus emergency.
     Designed by computer science students as a class project at the request of the university’s Emergency Preparedness Committee, is free and can be downloaded on any smart phone or device.
     “What’s the one thing modern students have with them 24/7? Exactly – their phones,” said Executive Director of Public and Governmental Affairs Erin Cowser, a member of the campus committee. “For that very reason, the committee wanted something students could easily access electronically should an emergency event ever occur on campus.”
     The app can direct dial the University Police Department from its home screen and from links embedded throughout its sections. Among the areas addressed on the app are suggested steps to take in the case of an active shooter or stabbing on campus, bomb threat, fire or explosion or intruder/mental health emergency. Professor Ghassan Alkadi’s computer science software engineering students Joshua Asoodeh, Ryan Craft, Alexander Gonolfi and Joshua Valladares were able to create the app that also addresses procedures to be taken for a lockdown, shelter in place, evacuation, physical injury, sexual assault, weapons on campus and weather emergencies.
     “Safety for our campus community is of paramount importance, said Vice President for Administration and Finance Sam Domiano, who chairs the committee. “The directives on the app were designed so that they’re appropriate for individuals to review so they’re prepared for any potential emergency, but also so that they can be accessed immediately for instructions on how to protect yourself, who to contact and how to assist victims should a situation arise.”
     The app is the newest addition to the bundle of efforts included in the university’s comprehensive approach to safety and emergency preparedness. Information on all the various offerings and endeavors can be found at
     A significant part of the overall plan are sirens located strategically across campus that will sound in the event of an emergency.
     “If you hear the sound, you should check your device for information on the current situation,” said Domiano. “This is yet another reason why it’s so important to register for the   Southeastern Emergency Alert System. Campus members can elect to receive emergency notifications via text and telephone in addition to the messages sent automatically to all campus email accounts.”
     Students, faculty and staff can register for the system by visiting
     The homepage is also a source of information for situations developing on campus or weather-related warnings and updates. Additionally, updated Quick Reference Guides with tabbed categories have been shared with departments to use as a resource for emergency training or in the event of an actual emergency.  Smaller Pocket Guides, which are a condensed version of the Quick Reference Guides are also available.


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The Southeastern women’s basketball team will host Alumni Day and recognize the 1976-77 national championship team, the softball team will open the 2017 season, while the men’s basketball and women’s tennis teams will also be in action during this week in Southeastern Athletics.
     The week’s action opens on Wednesday with the women’s basketball team (4-18, 2-9 Southland) hosting Texas A&M-Corpus Christi at 7 p.m. in the University Center. In conjunction with Wednesday’s game, Southeastern Athletics Student Marketing and Promotions will hold the Pack the House promotion. The first 300 SLU students in attendance will receive free food and a free rally towel.
     Wednesday will also be a Cane’s Challenge at the University Center. If the Lady Lions score 50 or more points, fans can redeem their student coupon and game ticket at local participating Raising Cane’s Chicken Fingers for a free combo with the purchase of another of equal or greater value.
     Junior guard Taylin Underwood will be Wednesday’s Spotlight Player of the Game. The first 150 fans will receive a trading card featuring the Livingston, Louisiana native courtesy of PRIDE.
     Also on Wednesday, the Lion men’s basketball team (13-11, 6-5 Southland) will be at Texas A&M-Corpus Christi for a 7 p.m. game at the Islanders. The Jay Ladner Radio Show will hit the road, as the broadcast will come live from Corpus Christi, Texas at 12 p.m.
     On Saturday, the basketball teams will host UNO for a doubleheader set to be broadcast on ESPN3. The women’s game opens the day at 3 p.m. as Southeastern celebrates Alumni Day. All Lady Lion alumni are invited back to be recognized at halftime. Postgame, the 1976-77 AIAW National Championship team will be honored on the 40th Anniversary of its magical season.
     The men’s game follows at 5:45 p.m. In conjunction with Saturday’s doubleheader, the SLU Athletics Ticket Office will offer several ticket promotions. All children ages 12 and under will receive free admission, while junior high school and high school students who present their local school ID will receive admission for $3. In addition, all service personnel will receive a free ticket with a valid service ID.
     The Lady Lion softball team will host Lion Classic I on Friday through Sunday at North Oak Park to open the 2017 season. Southeastern will open tournament play on Saturday versus Army (3 p.m.) and Nevada (5 p.m.). On Sunday, SLU will host Mississippi Valley State (1 p.m.) and Coppin State (3 p.m.).
     The Lion tennis team (1-0) will also be back in action on Saturday. SLU will host Jackson State at 12 p.m. on Saturday at the Southeastern Tennis Complex.
     Both of this week’s men’s basketball games, as well as Saturday’s women’s basketball game can be heard 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 Wednesday’s women’s basketball game and all of this week’s softball games at



Women’s Basketball, vs. Texas A&M-Corpus Christi, University Center, 7 p.m. (KSLU) (LionVision)*
            - Pack the House
            - Cane’s Challenge
            - Taylin Underwood Spotlight Player of the Game
Men’s Basketball, at Texas A&M-Corpus Christi, Corpus Christi, Texas, 7 p.m. (KSLU)*
Men’s Basketball, Jay Ladner Radio Show, Corpus Christi, Texas, 12 p.m. (KSLU)

FEB 11

Women’s Basketball, vs. UNO, University Center, 3 p.m. (ESPN3) (KSLU)*
            - Alumni Day
            - 1976-77 AIAW National Championship Team – 40th Anniversary Recognition
            - Take A Kid to the Game Day
            - Heroes Appreciation
Men’s Basketball, vs. UNO, University Center, 5:45 p.m. (ESPN3) (KSLU)*
            - Take A Kid to the Game Day
            - Heroes Appreciation
Softball, vs. Army (Lion Classic I), North Oak Park, 3 p.m. (LionVision)
Softball, vs. Nevada (Lion Classic I), North Oak Park,

5 p.m. (LionVision)
Tennis, vs. Jackson State, Southeastern Tennis Complex, 12 p.m.

FEB 12

Softball, vs. Mississippi Valley State (Lion Classic I), North Oak Park, 1 p.m. (LionVision)
Softball, vs. Coppin State (Lion Classic I), North Oak Park, 3 p.m. (LionVision)

Southeastern home events in bold.
* - Southland Conference contest


Ralph Wood and Edward Hebert (Kinesiology and Health Studies) gave two presentations at the American Kinesiology Association’s Leadership Workshop, held in Dallas, Jan. 26-29. One focused on a unique intern partnership between SLU and North Oaks Hospital, where students work with patients who have chronic disease and was titled “The Health Transition Alliance Program: A Campus-Community Partnership.” The other was a discussion of internships and strategies used by departments to administer them effectively and was titled “Managing the Internship Program.”

Dr. Sam Cavell (History and Political Science) will present a paper on recent research into the bizarre incident of the “Midshipmen’s Mutiny of 1791” at the Consortium on the Revolutionary Era in Charleston, SC on Friday, Feb. 24.


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