STEM opportunities for students
Farewell Concert planned May 2
Kelsey recognized for article

Science on Tap set May 2
Southeastern Channel goes mobile

Mirando is Master Journalism Educator

NCB concert scheduled

Theatre Society wins support
Delta Tau Delta earns top award
Goddard wins scholarship

Center for Faculty Excellence news
Southeastern in the News
This Week in Athletics
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STEM opportunitiesHigh school students on northshore receive introduction to genetics, STEM opportunities from Southeastern
Students at several high schools on the Northshore are receiving intensive instruction in genetics and introductions to possible scientific careers thanks to Southeastern’s Department of Biological Sciences.
     Titled “Branching Out with STEM,” the new program involves Southeastern biology students and students from Northshore Technical Community College (NTCC) who serve as teaching assistants under the direction of Tara Turley-Stoulig, Southeastern instructor of biological sciences. Partnering with her on the program is NTCC Vice Chancellor of Strategic Initiatives Tina Tinney.
     The program is funded by a two–year enhancement grant of $52,288 from the Louisiana Board of Regents.
     “We are trying to stimulate greater interest in the STEM disciplines (science, technology, engineering, mathematics) by exposing students to genetics concepts and activities they would not ordinarily encounter in their high school courses,” said Turley-Stoulig.
     The four-day programs include two lecture modules in the high school classrooms on human genetics, genetically modified organisms (GMOs), genetic engineering and biotechnology, along with two days of hands-on activities in a lab at the NTCC STEM campus in Lacombe or on the Southeastern campus where students are able to practice modern laboratory techniques.
     The project introduces high school students to STEM-related programs offered at the college and university levels.
     To help teach the approximately 130 participating high school students, Turley-Stoulig recruited 20 Southeastern students from the university’s biology programs to serve as teaching assistants. The Southeastern students then instructed a similar number of NTCC students from various majors to help with the project.
     NTCC student Alexander Call of Mandeville participated in the program by assisting Turley-Stoulig in a laboratory presentation for Lakeshore High School students held at the community college’s new STEM campus in Lacombe.
     The experience has Call thinking that teaching may be a career choice that he would consider.
     “I see that the kids really like the program. The hands-on work they’re doing in the lab gets them involved in studying genetics,” Call said.
     “That is the intent of the program, to take a unique approach to provide a range of students exposure to technologies in a rapidly advancing field of science,” Turley-Stoulig said.
     “Dr. Turley-Stoulig is a great teacher,” said Lakeshore student Andrew Jones. “She teaches at our level and makes the subject understandable.” Lakeshore junior George Stokes added, “This is awesome; I learned a lot in this class.”
     In addition to Lakeshore, Northshore high schools participating in the program include Hammond High Magnet School, St. Thomas Aquinas Regional Catholic High School and Northlake Christian School.


SCIENCE AT THE NEXT LEVEL – Southeastern biology instructor Tara Turley-Stoulig observes Lakeshore High School juniors George Stokes, left, and Andrew Jones as they perform a lab experiment testing for genetic modification in snack foods at the NTCC STEM campus laboratory.

Chamber Orchestra to perform ‘Farewell Concert’ May 2 in honor of retiring conductor 
The Southeastern Chamber Orchestra will perform its annual spring concert on Tuesday, May 2, at 7 p.m. in the Columbia Theatre for the Performing Arts in downtown Hammond.
    Titled “Farewell Concert,” the program will be the final concert at Southeastern under the direction of retiring Professor of Violin Yakov Voldman.  The concert, which will feature classic pieces by Wagner, Bach, Mozart, Tchaikovsky and others, will include a number of alumni musicians performing with the student orchestra.
    General admission tickets are $10 for adults; $5 faculty, staff, seniors, and non-Southeastern students. Southeastern students are admitted free with their university ID cards. Tickets are available at the Columbia Theatre box office at 220 East Thomas St. or at the door on the night of the concert. Call 543-4371 for ticket information.
    The evening’s program will open with Prelude to Act III from the opera “Lohengrin” by Wagner and will also include Bach’s “Brandenburg Concerto No. 6 in B-flat major BMV,” and two pieces by Mendelssohn: “Concerto in D minor” and “Violin Concerto in E minor op.64.” The program will include well-known pieces such as Suppe’s “Light Cavalry Overture,” Tchaikovsky’s waltz from “Swan Lake,” and will conclude with Rossini’s “William Tell Overture.”
    “This is a major life event for Professor Voldman and his family. We thank him for his years of teaching and dedication to Southeastern and the Hammond community,” said Dale Newkirk, interim head of the Department of Fine and Performing Arts. “We will witness the final concert under the direction of Professor Voldman, who will retire after 24 years of dedicated service to Southeastern and his students. There have been many memorable concerts throughout the years, and this concert performed by his students from the past and present will be a memorable event.”
    “I am sad that I will no longer be a part of the cultural landscape of this community and Southeastern,” said Voldman, who will be moving with his wife, pianist Raisa Voldman, to Colorado to be near his son. “I am eternally grateful that 24 years ago I was given the opportunity to serve Southeastern, and I thank all the people who believed in me and trusted in my ability to create the string program and build an orchestra from scratch.”
    Voldman said the concert leaves him with a bittersweet feeling in his heart.
     “I am overwhelmed with joy seeing so many of my former and current students, who are now accomplished musicians and exceptional individuals, come together for this performance. I am honored, proud and grateful to have been a part of their growth as musicians and to have witnessed and rejoiced in their successes.”
    A native of Moldova in Eastern Europe, Voldman studied violin at the Moscow Conservatory. In 1990 he moved to the United States, -- “the land of opportunity,” as he says – to raise his son in a free nation. After a few years of menial employment – him stocking shelves in a liquor store, his wife washing dishes in a restaurant -- both he and his wife became proficient in English and were able to find work in their fields of music.
    The family moved to Hammond in 1992, where he joined the music faculty and organized the string program which had few students at Southeastern. He said Southeastern then did not have a strong string program, and focused primarily on teaching music education majors the fundamentals of stringed instruments. Voldman said he turned to his contacts throughout the world to recruit musicians from Eastern Europe, Asia, South America and other regions to help build the string program at Southeastern.
    “Since there were no strong string programs to speak of in our area, I knew that if I was going to recruit talented string performers I would have to look elsewhere,” he explained. “Southeastern could not compete with schools such as Julliard, the Eastman School of Music, Indiana University and others in recruiting the top talent within the United States. What we could do is recruit talented students who could not afford to go to those institutions but who wanted to come to the United States to study. And that led to the recruitment of other musicians, such as pianists and other instrumentalists, because of their friends who came to study strings.”
    Voldman finds teaching students with raw talent one of the most fulfilling aspects of his life in music. Teaching applied music, he said, is as much art and intuition as it is science.
     “An applied music instructor is like a coach in sports. He gives direction, but in the end it is the student’s own natural talent, drive and determination that produce results. Sometimes your role is to be demanding when the student is not giving it his or her best efforts. At other times, it’s important to comfort and reassure the student when he or she is clearly putting in the effort. There is no ‘one size fits all’ solution to every problem.”
     Voldman measures his success as a teacher by the success of his students. The majority of Southeastern’s string majors are able to find positions in professional orchestras before graduating.
     “I feel the pride of a proud parent when I survey the achievements of my former students,” he said. “While they have achieved great things already, I know that some of them are destined for even greater successes. I can’t wait to witness their achievements.”

Yakov Voldman

Southeastern professor certified as Master Journalism Educator
Southeastern boasts the only Master Journalism Educator in the state upon Professor Joseph A. Mirando recently receiving notice of his certification renewal from the Journalism Education Association.
     Having first earned the certification in 2007, Mirando successfully earned his five-year re-certification. Only 179 teachers nationwide earned the certification.
     “Journalism certification recognizes those teachers who have achieved national standards of preparation to teach journalism classes and advise student publications,” said Lucia Harrison, head of the Department of Languages and Communications. “Joe has achieved national recognition and joins an elite group of Master Journalism Educator teachers nationwide who regard journalism as an academic subject and recognize the importance of having a highly qualified instructor in the journalism classroom.”
     Mirando has taught for 35 years at Southeastern. He received an associate degree in liberal arts in 1975 from Corning Community College in New York; a bachelor of arts degree in journalism in 1977 from St. Bonaventure University, also in New York; a master of arts degree in journalism in 1979 from the University of Alabama; and a doctorate in communication in 1992 from the University of Southern Mississippi.
     In addition to passing a written essay exam, the certification commission requires each applicant to demonstrate an ability to contribute to the development and enhancement of scholastic journalism education by submitting a project, such as a publishable article, research, a survey, a textbook or booklet, or a teaching unit.
     Mirando will be recognized at the spring JEA/NSPA national convention in Seattle.

Southeastern Theatre Society wins national support to present touring children’s show Jungle Book in region
The Southeastern chapter of Alpha Psi Omega National Honor Society is preparing a touring production of “The Jungle Book” to be presented to children’s audiences next year from Baton Rouge to Bogalusa.
     In support of the effort, the university’s chapter of the APO theater organization has received the first Frankie Day Chapter Advancement Grant in the amount of $1,000 from the national honor society, named after the late APO professor.
     “The inaugural award was given to the Alpha Epsilon Psi Chapter at Southeastern to support taking a production of ‘The Jungle Book’ on tour to schools in small towns around Louisiana,” said APO national President Richard Jones of Stephen F. Austin State University in Nagadoches, Tex. “In many cases, the kids exposed to this production will never have seen live theater before. The national officers are proud to be able to support this mission and are thrilled to have such a perfect example of what this grant is intended for as the inaugural grantee.”
     “The chapter has a proven record of success in bringing children’s shows to the area, enriching the lives of many children who might not have this opportunity otherwise,” said Karen Fontenot, dean of the College of Arts, Humanities. “The shows not only promote theater, but make story book characters more vivid than they have ever been.”
     Associate Professor of Theatre Jim Winter said the current academic year is the first time in five years that Southeastern’s chapter was unable to produce a touring show in the region due to many communities still recovering from the fall floods of 2016.
     “We’re looking forward to bringing a show to the communities along the I-12 corridor. It is our way of giving back to those communities for the support they provide to Southeastern,” said Winter.
     He said the grant will be used for construction and acquisition of props, costumes and set pieces to be used in the 2018 production. A new script for “The Jungle Book” is being prepared by Tommy Jamerson of New Jersey, an award-winning playwright known for his adapted children’s plays such as “Choose Your Own Oz,” “Alice the Brave and Other Tales from Wonderland,” and “Once Upon a Pine: The Adventures of Pinocchio.”

Southeastern Channel student wins Capitol Correspondents Scholarship
A Southeastern student television news reporter has been awarded a $1,000 scholarship by the Capitol Correspondents Association in Baton Rouge.
     Maria Goddard of New Orleans, a reporter-anchor for the Southeastern Channel’s award-winning student newscast “Northshore News,” was presented the award at the Capitol Correspondents Association’s 66th Annual Gridiron Show in Baton Rouge.
     The Capitol Correspondents Association of Baton Rouge is a non-profit organization that supports print and broadcast journalists who report on Louisiana state and local government and politics. The organization performs an annual gridiron show that provides an opportunity to roast the political figures they cover with satirical, sharply comedic musical skits. Proceeds from the show support scholarship programs for journalism students as well as other charities.
     “I just want to thank God and the Capitol Correspondents Association,” Goddard said to the audience upon receiving her check at the event. “I’m really honored that you consider students this much and want to support our education and our future, and it’s really such an honor to meet all of the big shots of journalism.”
     “I also want to thank Mr. Rick Settoon and everyone at the Southeastern Channel because I came in from scratch knowing nothing about broadcasting, and they really taught me everything and gave me great opportunities,” Goddard added.
     To become eligible for the scholarship, a student must have at least junior standing and major in broadcast or print communications at Southeastern, LSU, the University of Louisiana-Lafayette or Southern University. A 3.0 cumulative grade point average is required, along with a letter from the student and three examples of the student’s work in either broadcast or print format.
     The panel of judges for the CCA scholarship committee was made up of current and former journalists in the print and broadcast professions. Goddard was presented the scholarship check by CCA president Marsha Shuler, a long-time reporter for the Baton Rouge Advocate who now works for the Division of Administration of Gov. John Bel Edwards. Shuler noted that the journalism scholarship is especially important for Louisiana college students with recent cuts to TOPs funding.
     Goddard was also recently honored by the Mississippi-Louisiana Associated Press Broadcasters with first place in the “Best College TV Feature Story” category for her story, “Lucky the Horse.” She also recently won a “Mark of Excellence” award given by the Society of Professional Journalists for Region 12 (Louisiana, Mississippi, Arkansas, Tennessee) for “Best College TV Feature Story.”
     Over the past two years Goddard, a communication major who graduates in May, has also been honored with the Louisiana Association of Broadcasters’ WDSU Billy Pilgrim Scholarship, the Press Club of New Orleans Scholarship, and the Public Relations Society of America Multicultural and Diversity Scholarship.
     “When I was looking at colleges I put all my eggs in one basket, which was Southeastern, because I was told time and again that Southeastern had the best communication program in the state,” Goddard said.  “And I was able to witness it myself. Now that I’m graduating I’m very grateful for having chosen Southeastern, as it’s really prepared me for the workplace.”
Maria Goddard and Martha ShulerCORRESPONDENTS AWARD- Southeastern student Maria Goddard of New Orleans, left, was recently presented a $1,000 scholarship check by the Capitol Correspondents Association of Baton Rouge. Goddard, a television reporter-anchor for the Southeastern Channel’s award-winning student newscast “Northshore News” was presented the check by CCA President Martha Shuler, also former reporter for the Baton Rouge Advocate and now with the Louisiana State Division of Administration.

Paul Kelsey

Sims Library’s Kelsey recognized by Louisiana Library Association 
Paul Kelsey of Southeastern’s Linus A. Sims Memorial Library has been recognized by the Louisiana Library Association as a recipient of its Article of the Year Award.
     Head of acquisitions at the library, Kelsey was honored for his article, “Demand Driven Acquisitions: Perspectives from a Second Year Pilot,” which was selected by the award panel based upon its technical merit and educational value to Louisiana librarians. Published in “Louisiana Libraries,” the official journal of the Louisiana Library Association, the article presents guidelines, suggestions and perspectives regarding the practice demand-driven acquisitions (DDA), which is now an established ebook acquisitions model in many academic libraries. The project detailed in the article is entering its third year at Southeastern.
     “I am delighted that Paul Kelsey is the recipient of this year’s Article of the Year Award from the LLA,” said Sims Library Director Eric Johnson. “Our academic librarians wear many hats, one of which is that of scholarship, and Paul definitely exemplifies the scholarly aspect of our role. His article was well deserving of the award, and we're proud of his success.”

Tara Turley StouligSoutheastern's Science on Tap presents ‘GMOs’
The term “genetically modified organisms” and the abbreviation GMOs are now seen frequently in grocery stores, advertisements and restaurants, mainly promoting a GMO-free product.
    But do most people really know what this is about? That’s the question to be addressed at Southeastern’s next Science on Tap presentation on Tuesday, May 2. This will be the final Science on Tap presentation this year until the series resumes in the fall.
    Sponsored by the Department of Biological Sciences, the presentation by Instructor Tara Turley-Stoulig will be held at 7 p.m. at Tope La Catering, 113 East Thomas St. in Hammond. The lecture is free and open to all ages. Doors open at 6:30 p.m.
    “GMOs are generated using biotechnology, and there is considerable confusion regarding their uses, benefits, concerns and misconceptions,” Turley-Stoulig said. “The field of genetics has seen rapid advancement in the technologically fast-paced world of modern science. We will explore the types of GMOs being produced and whether this is a technology meant only for plants.”
    She said her presentation will include a primer on DNA and chromosomes as well as genes and how they work.
    “We’ll discuss the role of genetic engineering in today’s society and what the future holds for this ever-changing field,” she added.
    For information on this or future Science on Tap presentations, contact the Department of Biological Sciences at 549-3740.

Southeastern Channel goes mobileSoutheastern Channel now available on mobile devices
Southeastern’s cable television channel is now available on mobile devices.
     The live 24/7 broadcast of the Southeastern Channel is available for viewing on all mobile platforms, including iPhone and Android.  Known for its diversity of educational, community, entertainment, cultural and sports programming, the channel’s live television broadcast can now be watched on all mobile devices at
     The channel, available through Charter Communications, airs on Channel 199 in St. Tammany, Tangipahoa, Livingston and St. Helena parishes and currently reaches 90,000 homes on Charter with a potential viewing audience of 250,000 on the Northshore alone.   
     Until recently, online viewers of the Southeastern Channel’s live 24/7 simulcast have had to watch on a desktop or laptop computer from the channel’s home page  That monthly viewership has registered in all 50 U.S. states and 47 countries each month.
     “Recent updates to our studio and broadcast equipment now make the Southeastern Channel's live broadcast available to anyone, anywhere, on any desktop computer, laptop, smartphone or tablet,” General Manager Rick Settoon said. “Whether it’s educational programming like history shows or telecourses, community programs, performances like musical concerts, or Southeastern sports events, we receive regular requests to watch our programming from loyal viewers who are often on the go. Now they can watch if a television, desktop or laptop isn’t accessible, as can viewers who are more dependent on their mobile devices.”
     The Southeastern Channel recently upgraded to High Definition (HD) for studio production, broadcast and delivery.  
     The channel has also expanded its streaming capabilities to include live streams of its production of Southeastern sports events, dual enrollment classes and entertainment events. The Southeastern Channel has live streamed football, soccer, basketball, baseball and softball games, along with the Miss Southeastern pageant during the past year. Next year volleyball games and additional music events will be added to the streaming lineup.

Northlake Community Band to present free concert
The Community Music School at Southeastern will present a free Northlake Community Band Concert titled “From the Sublime to the Frivolous” on Tuesday, May 9, at 7:30 p.m. in Pottle Auditorium on Southeastern’s campus.
     “The Northlake Community band brings together current and retired professional musicians, many high school students, as well as musicians who just recently came back to playing music,” said Community School Music Director Jivka Duke. “Dr. Jerry Voorhees, the band’s director, brings an immeasurable talent in presenting concerts that are skillfully performed, well presented and a true joy to attend.”
     “The Northlake Community Band is one of the great assets to the cultural life of the Northshore community,” she added.
     Duke said the Northlake Community Band always welcomes new members.
     For more information, contact the Community Music School at or 549-5502.
     For the Community Music School’s summer band camp and workshops, visit

Southeastern’s Delta Tau Delta Chapter earns top award
Epsilon Phi Chapter of Delta Tau Delta Fraternity at Southeastern is the recipient of the prestigious Hugh Shields Flag, presented to only the top 10 chapters across the United States.
     The Hugh Shields flag is the highest award the national fraternity can bestow upon a chapter and is based on overall performance and programming in the areas of academics, finances, recruitment, membership education, operations, campus leadership, service and alumni  relations.  
     The award marks the 17th time the chapter has been named among the fraternity’s top 10.
     Other awards won by Epsilon Phi included excellence in academics and educational programming for life beyond college. The awards were given at the fraternity’s annual Southern Division Conference which was held recently in Marietta, Ga.
     Chapter President for 2016 Justin Archote was named President of the Year for the Division. The awards capped another impressive year for Epsilon Phi. Their cumulative GPA for fall 2015 was 3.18; for spring 2016 it was 2.967.  
     The chapter conducted a number of community service projects during 2016, including numerous charitable causes such as MADD Dash, the Hammond Police Union Ball, the Tangi Humane Society, and the Juvenile Diabetes Research Founation, the fraternity’s national philanthropy. Nearly $11,000 was raised for JDRF at the chapter’s first-ever clay Shoot Competition last April. Campus service included work at the Southeastern Laboratory School, Chef’s Evening, and Champagne Bingo. The chapter also sponsored programs on sexual assault, the importance of voting and interview tips, among other topics.    
     “This Southern Division Conference was efficient and effective in better preparing me for the coming year as President,” said current Chapter President Tristyn Wheeler. “The Conference left me, and the rest of our chapter, feeling renewed and ready to go. This year we are looking forward to our second annual JDRF clay shoot on April 29, where we will be looking to break last year’s dollars raised.”

Center for Faculty Excellence news
As part of The Center for Faculty Excellence’s “Celebrate” initiative, the month of April was dedicated to the celebration and recognition of Sims Library. Students, faculty, staff and visitors left “Thank You” messages on the appreciation banner, which was presented to the director, Eric Johnson.
     Sims Library strives to provide resources and services that will serve as a launching pad for students and faculty to achieve their goals. The library put tremendous effort into instruction, which includes one-shot research starter sessions, a credit-bearing library research skills class, and the heavily used 24/7 live chat reference service. Ultimately, the goal is to empower library users with the skills necessary for productive and enjoyable information seeking.
     Sims Library also endeavors to be the creative and intellectual hub of campus. Through events and exhibits Sims Library is the go-to place for showcasing talent around campus.
     For nearly two decades, “Readings at Sims” has invited talented creative writers from the community to share their work and encourage literacy through listening.  
    “Let’s Talk: Art,” a collaboration with Visual Arts and the Hammond Regional Art Center, features art lectures by faculty and art history upper-classmen as well as community artists.  
     As part of Southeastern’s “Peace and Purpose” initiative, the Library provides “Take a Breather” study breaks during final exams week, introducing mindfulness and mediation breaks to students for success on final exams. A newly renovated second floor study area has quickly become a popular venue with its comfortable furniture, whiteboards for individual or group presentations, and charging stations for mobile devices.
     Most importantly, a very talented and experienced library faculty and staff is on hand to provide assistance, build collections, and ensure that the university community’s research needs are being met.
Library thank youTHANK YOU SIMS LIBRARY - Pictured from left are Cathy Tijerino, Debbie Johnson, Angela Dunnington, Eric Johnson, Beth Stahr and Paul Kelsey.



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The Southeastern softball team will celebrate Senior Day, while the baseball and track teams will also be in action during this week in Southeastern Athletics.
     The Lady Lion softball team (26-25, 12-12 Southland) will open the final week of its regular season with its non-conference finale on Tuesday, when it will host Southern Miss at 5 p.m. at North Oak Park. Tuesday will feature a Cane’s Challenge. If SLU scores two or more runs, fans will be able to redeem their game ticket or coupon at their local participating Raising Cane’s Chicken Fingers for a free combo with the purchase of another of equal or greater value.
     Southeastern will then host Southland Conference leader McNeese for a three-game league series. The series opens with a 5 p.m. contest on Friday and concludes with a 12 p.m. doubleheader on Saturday. Saturday will also be Senior Day, as Lady Lion seniors Mychal Truxillo and Kasey Nielson will be honored prior to the doubleheader.
     With its series sweep of Sam Houston State last weekend, Southeastern is in contention to advance to next week’s Southland Conference Tournament. The Lady Lions are competing with five other teams – Central Arkansas (12-12 Southland), SHSU (11-13), Northwestern State (11-13), Stephen F. Austin (9-12) and Houston Baptist (9-16) – for the final three spots in the league tournament.
     Like its softball counterparts, the SLU baseball team (28-15, 15-9 Southland) is coming off a key Southland Conference series sweep, having taken all three last week at then-second place Stephen F. Austin. The Lions head into the coming week with momentum, as they will open the week’s action with a 6:30 p.m. non-conference game at Tulane.
     Southeastern will then head back home to host defending Southland regular season champion Sam Houston State for a three-game series, which opens with a 6 p.m. matchup on Friday. The series continues on Saturday at 2 p.m. and concludes on Sunday at 1 p.m. Sunday will feature a Cane’s Challenge. If SLU scores four or more runs, fans will be able to redeem their game ticket or coupon at their local participating Raising Cane’s Chicken Fingers for a free combo with the purchase of another of equal or greater value.
     The Southeastern men’s and women’s track and field teams have their final tune-up for next week’s Southland Conference Outdoor Championships this week. On Saturday, the Lions and Lady Lions will be in Oxford, Mississippi to compete in the Ole Miss Classic.
     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 all of this week’s softball games and the baseball series versus Sam Houston State at



Baseball, The Matt Riser Show, Buddies’ Bar & Grill, 7 p.m. (KSLU) (Kajun) (The Highway) (WFPR)


Baseball, at Tulane, New Orleans, 6 p.m. (KSLU)
Softball, vs. Southern Miss, North Oak Park, 5 p.m. (LionVision)
     - Cane’s Challenge


Baseball, vs. Sam Houston State, Alumni Field, 6 p.m. (KSLU) (LionVision)*
Softball, vs. McNeese, North Oak Park, 5 p.m. (LionVision)*


Baseball, vs. Sam Houston State, Alumni Field, 2 p.m. (KSLU) (LionVision)*
Softball, vs. McNeese (DH), North Oak Park, 12 p.m. (LionVision)*
     -  Senior Day




Baseball, vs. Sam Houston State, Alumni Field, 1 p.m. (KSLU) (LionVision)*
     - Cane’s Challenge

Southeastern home events in bold.
* - Southland Conference contest


Dr. Rhett Allain (Chemistry and Physics) was a featured speaker at the State of the Sciences in Raleigh, NC. The event is part of the North Carolina Science Festival and hosted at North Carolina State University. ( During his visit, he also meet with students and faculty from the North Carolina State Physics Education Research Group to have an informal discussion about science communication. (
     Dr. Paula S. Currie (Communication Sciences & Disorders) was a co-author and co-presenter at the 2017 Annual Conference of the Council on Academic Programs in Communication Sciences & Disorders. The presentation titled “Data Discloses the State of the Professions” presented data from the national CSD Education Survey for AY 2015-2016 on workforce and pipeline data for audiology, speech-language pathology and research doctorates.

Dr. Cheryll Javaherian (Languages and Communication) presented a paper titled “An Impossible Unity: Ironic Meanings and Style in Cesar Vallejo’s ‘Poema para ser leido y cantado’” (Poem to Be Read and Sung), at the 2017 ICBTS International Academic Multidisciplinary Research Conference in Las Vegas, April 13-15.  
     Dr. Peter Shrock (Sociology and Criminal Justice) attended the 80th annual meeting of the Southern Sociological Society, which was held from March 29 through April 1, in Greenville, SC. He presented a paper on “Social Power, Claimsmaking, and Place” as part of a panel on economic and social inequality.
     Charles Elliott (History and Political Science) is leading “Louisiana: Characters: Biographies of the Bayou State,” a six-weeks Readings in Literature and Culture (R.E.L.I.C.) evening reading and discussion program sponsored by the Louisiana Endowment for the Humanities and the East Baton Rouge Parish Library at the Central Branch Library from May 4 through June 8.


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