Ground broken for new residence halls
Homecoming Week is here
A Night on Broadway set Oct. 5

SGA to lead service project with ULS

Distinguished graduates honored

New scholarships established
Dance concert scheduled Oct. 10

LAA to offer bus trip to Oct. 14 game

Orientation Leaders sought

Southeastern in the News
This Week in Athletics
Professional Activities




Southeastern breaks ground for new residence halls project
With construction equipment in the background, Southeastern officials and guests ceremoniously broke ground Thursday (Sept. 28) to note the early stages of construction of a new student housing project.
     Among the participants in the ceremony were members of Southeastern’s administration, Student Government Association, University Facilities, Inc. and representatives of the architectural and construction firms involved in the project.
     The two new residence halls, which will feature 556 new beds in shared double and private double mini-suites, are expected to open for the fall 2018 semester bringing the total number of housing beds available on campus to approximately 2,700.    
     “These new structures will allow Southeastern to provide contemporary housing to meet the demand we have seen increase steadily in recent years,” said Southeastern President John L. Crain.
     Crain noted that increasing numbers of entering freshmen are driving that demand. This semester, the university reported an enrollment of 14,308, including the largest class of incoming freshman students in 10 years. New freshmen increased by 4.5 percent, from 2,617 to 2,737.
     “Living on campus gives students the opportunity to become immersed in the university, enhancing both academic and extracurricular activities,” Crain said. “It is another element of the Southeastern experience that we encourage to help our students succeed.”
     The full project is located on the western side of campus in the area of Union Avenue with enhancements to the parking lot on Railroad Avenue also included.
     The housing units will be named Ascension Hall and Twelve Oaks Hall. Ascension Hall continues the university’s tradition of naming housing facilities after parishes from which most students hail; Twelve Oaks Hall is named in memory of Southeastern’s Twelve Oaks reception hall, which was removed as part of the project to allow for construction of the new housing structures along with outdoor communal space and landscaped plaza areas.
     Construction of the four-story structures is being funded as a third-party financing project through University Facilities, Inc., an affiliate organization of the university. Self-generated funds, such as rental and auxiliary revenues, will help to retire the bonds financing the project. No state funds are being used in the project, which is estimated to cost $36 million.
     Designed with student programming in mind, community corner lounges for socializing, as well as quiet study rooms, will be located throughout the buildings. In addition, multipurpose space will be provided on the first floor of each building. The configuration of these rooms, with integrated technology, is intended to house classes and host various social, entertainment, and other educational events.
     The northernmost hall will include a retail food venue on the first floor that will be accessible from within the building and also from a north entrance. It will include seating for up to 50 people. The hall to the south will have a technology-enhanced living/learning classroom space capable of seating up to 40. Wireless card readers will replace keys to enhance security, providing secure building and individual room entry.
     A unique feature of the facilities will be the incorporation of a hybrid geothermal system for heating and cooling – the first of its kind in the state. This system is projected to reduce energy costs by more than 50 percent and will also serve as a learning laboratory for real world experiences for Southeastern students in energy engineering technology and other areas.
     The buildings were designed by Holly & Smith Architects with construction by Donahue Favret Contractors.

BREAKING GROUND – Southeastern officials and guests broke ground to note the early construction of two new residence halls on campus. Pictured are, from left: Interim Vice President for Academic Affairs and Provost Tena Golding; Vice President for University Advancement Wendy Johns Lauderdale; Vice President for Student Affairs Eric Summers; Pierre Theriot of Holly and Smith Architects; Student Government Association President Seth Leto and Vice President Richard Davis Jr.; Vice President for Administration and Finance Sam Domiano; Cameron Barr, member of the board of United Facilities, Inc. (UFI); and Michael Scherer of Holly and Smith; President John L. Crain; UFI Chairman Marcus Naquin; Alejandro Perkins, chair of the University of Louisiana System Board of Supervisors; UL System President Jim Henderson; John Paul Domiano, UFI; Jeffrey Smith of Holly and Smith; and John Donahue of Donahue Favret Construction.

Homecoming Week is here
Southeastern will celebrate Homecoming this week with a myriad of spirited activities capped by tailgating, reunions, a parade and football action in Strawberry Stadium.
     With a theme of “Once Upon a Homecoming,” Homecoming 2017 is being sponsored by Hammond Square, with the Southeastern Student Government Association sponsoring all student-related activities. The week culminates with Homecoming Day Saturday, Oct. 7, when the Lions take on Incarnate Word at 4 p.m. in Strawberry Stadium.
     Homecoming Week will offer a number of time-honored traditions, such as Gumbo YaYa for students, campus and community decorating contests, an alumni art exhibit, and the FeLions’ Homecoming luncheon. Also, there are several new additions to the Homecoming calendar, including a student kick-ball tournament, campus landmark scavenger hunt and a “construction” competition in which structures are built using non-perishable food item donations.
     The celebration begins on Monday with Business Week, Oct. 2-5, which features a variety of lectures by specialists in numerous phases of business. The National Pan-Hellenic Council Black Family Reunion will cap off the day on Oct. 2 at 7 p.m. in the Student Union Mall.
     On Tuesday, Oct. 3, the action begins at 2 p.m. when students and faculty battle it out in the Phi Kappa Phi Quiz Bowl in the Student Union Theatre. Tuesday evening is also “Give Back Night” at LaCarreta, where a portion of the sales generated from loyal Lion fans from 5 – 9 p.m. will be donated to the Alumni Association.
     On Wednesday, Oct. 4, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., students will enjoy free food and fun on campus at Gumbo YaYa, where the 2017 Homecoming court will be introduced to the student body.  
     Also on tap at 12 p.m. is the annual Lyceum Lights faculty lecture in the Student Union Ballroom C, featuring Southeastern Associate Professor of Counseling June Williams. Williams will present “Person to Person: Retaining the Personal in an Online Environment.” Also at noon is an Alumni Art Lecture by Dillon Raborn of Baton Rouge in the Contemporary Art Gallery.
     At 7:30 p.m. that evening the student competition “Minute to Win It” will be held in Strawberry Stadium.
     On Thursday, Oct. 5, the FeLions will host their Homecoming luncheon at The Mezzanine in downtown Hammond at 11:30 a.m.
     Thursday evening kicks into gear at 6:30 p.m. at Cook Field on North Campus next to the Alumni Center with a bonfire, pep rally and Roar Rally spirit competition sponsored by SGA. Spectators can also enjoy music by the Spirit of the Southland Band, followed by a Lip Sync contest for students at 8:30 p.m. in the University Center.
     Thursday will also feature a Lady Lion Volleyball match scheduled at 6 p.m. in the University Center.
     The Southeastern Pennington Student Activity Center will be offering free workouts for alumni all day Friday and Saturday.
     Also, the Alumni Association will host its annual Alumni Awards Evening Friday at 6 p.m. in the Student Union Ballroom. Tickets for the event, sponsored by the Edwards and Stevens Law Firm, are available at the Alumni Association or at 549-2150.

     William T. Cefalu, M.D., chief scientific, medical and mission officer for the American Diabetes Association (ADA) and a 1975 zoology graduate of Southeastern, will be recognized as Alumnus of the Year, while Chuck Toney, owner and operator of The Toney Law Office, LLC in New Orleans, will be honored as the Young Alumnus of the Year. In addition, the African-American Alumni Chapter will host its annual Homecoming mixer beginning at 9 p.m. in the Alumni Center.
     On Homecoming Day, Oct. 7, the focus shifts to Friendship Circle, where visitors can enjoy tailgating, reunions and entertainment starting at 12 p.m. There will be booths manned by area merchants and activities for children that include a variety of crafts, face painting, mobile video game units and inflatables. Attendees are asked to leave pets at home.
     Southeastern donors who have endowed scholarships and professorships will be honored at 10 a.m. in the President’s Residence. The campus bookstore will open at 11 a.m.
     The annual Homecoming parade rolls at 12 p.m. Following the parade, Lion fans can cheer on Head Coach Ron Roberts and his team during the “Lion Walk” as they make their way through Friendship Circle to Strawberry Stadium at 1:30 p.m.    
     Reunions and tailgating will be hosted by many of the university’s colleges and divisions, as well as by groups such as the Former Football Players, ROTC, and Greek organizations. The Alumni Association tailgate will take place in Friendship Circle from 12 – 3:30 p.m. and is sponsored by Hammond Square, with food and drink sponsored by Fleur de Lis Title, Payment Solutions, Inc. and Gnarly Barley.
     After pre-game activities, the Lions will kick off against Incarnate Word at 4 p.m. The 2017 Homecoming queen and king will be announced and crowned at halftime.
     Immediately after the game, the Greater Hammond Chamber of Commerce and the Downtown Development District will host “Railroad Roar,” an evening of dining and entertainment with specials offered by participating area businesses. For more information, call the Greater Hammond Chamber at 345-4457.       
     For a complete schedule of Homecoming 2017 events, visit or call the Alumni Center, 1-800-SLU-ALUM or 549-2150.
Homecoming Sponsor
HOMECOMING SPONSOR - Southeastern celebrates Homecoming Week, Oct. 1 – 7, with a theme of “Once Upon a Homecoming.” Hammond Square is sponsoring this year’s Homecoming festivities. From left are Charlotte Lyons with Stirling Properties/Hammond Square, Roomie the Lion, Claire Draper of Stirling Properties/Hammond Square and Executive Director of Alumni Relations Michelle Biggs.


Southeastern launches new scholarships to attract high achieving students
Southeastern has launched a new aggressive scholarship program aimed at rewarding students for high achievement in high school.
          “Southeastern’s first and foremost priority is student success. These new scholarship parameters and their generous aid offerings are designed to applaud those students who achieved academic success in high school and will continue their success at Southeastern,” said President John L. Crain.
         The new Priority Scholarships will be automatically awarded to all qualifying students who apply to the university by Jan. 15, 2018. To apply for the new Priority Scholarships, students need only apply to Southeastern for fall 2018. A student’s application to the university serves as his or her application for the scholarship. All students who qualify will receive the additional aid from the scholarships.
         The new annual scholarship awards are as follows: an ACT score of 30 or higher and a grade point average (GPA) of 3.0 or better, $7,000; ACT score of 27 – 29 and a GPA of 3.5 – 4.0, $5,750 or a GPA of 3.0 to 3.49, $5,250; ACT score of 24 – 26 and a GPA of 3.5 – 4.0, $3,500 or a GPA of 3.0 – 3.49, $3,000; ACT score of 23 and a GPA of 3.5 or higher, $1,000.
          “Southeastern has always been a student-centered university. Our focus on providing a caring environment with a second-to-none education is our hallmark,” said Assistant Vice President for Enrollment Management Kay Maurin. “These new scholarships reward high achieving students with what amounts to a significant discount on their college education.”
         Earlier this year, the university launched the Southeastern Promise to give committed students a clear path to completing their degrees in four years, while locking in their tuition rates against future increases.  
          “Pairing these scholarships with signing on to the Southeastern Promise will give students a top-level education at a great value,” said Maurin.
         Southeastern has been named in several lists for top value in higher education, as well as among the top 50 colleges in the country for the financial aid packages it offers to its students.
         These new initiatives further increase the value proposition for prospective new students, Maurin added.
For more information on these and other scholarships, contact the Office of Financial Aid at 549-2244 or visit the website

Southeastern Dance Performance Project to present DanceInterwoven
Southeastern’s Department of Fine and Performing Arts’ dance company, Dance Performance Project, will present a concert in October.
  DanceInterwoven: A Night of Improvisational Dance and Music is scheduled Oct. 10 at 6:30 p.m. Part of Fanfare, the university’s fall arts festival, the concert will begin outside of Pottle Auditorium.
Director of Dance Keith “Skip” Costa said Southeastern’s resident improvisation dance company will again present an exclusive concert of improvisation and performance.
  “The event will begin outside of the Pottle Music Building and will evolve into a night of live music and dance ending inside on the Pottle stage,” he said.
Dancers performing in the concert include Allison Mims of Pearl River, Brianna Denmark of Denham Springs, Morgan Georgetown of Baker, Amanda Riviere of Laplace, Doreen Rolen of Amite, Hayley Jordan of Baton Rouge, Amber Whiteside of Covington, Sean Gilvey of Mandeville, Michaela Thanars of Slidell, Kayla Coston and Joseph Matherne of Hammond, John Duplantier of Madisonville, Ashley Barbarin of White Castle, and Alaura Cervini of Metairie.
Tickets to the 60-minute concert are $8 for students, seniors and children and $10 general admission and will be available one hour prior to the performance in the Pottle lobby.
For more information, contact Costa at

A Night on Broadway

Cast chosen for Southeastern Opera/Music Theatre Workshop's ‘A Night on Broadway’
Southeastern’s Opera/Music Theatre Workshop will present “A Night on Broadway” Thursday, Oct. 5.
     Scheduled at 7:30 p.m., at the Columbia Theatre for the Performing Arts in downtown Hammond, the performance is part of Fanfare, the university’s annual fall festival for the arts, humanities and social sciences.
     Instead of a full scale opera, explained Charles Effler, director of the Opera/Music Theatre Workshop, this year’s presentation consists of Broadway solo songs and ensembles set to the music of a live, on-stage orchestra.
     Advance tickets are available at the Columbia Theatre box office Monday through Friday from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. and will also be available one hour prior to the performance. Ticket prices are $21 for adults; $18 for seniors, Southeastern faculty/staff and non-Southeastern students; and $8 for children 12 and under. Southeastern students are admitted free of charge with their university ID.
     “The most exciting thing about this concert of Broadway songs is the wide variety of shows that the songs are drawn from,” Effler said. “We have a song from an early classic Broadway show, ‘Showboat,’ which opened in 1927, we have songs from shows that opened in this century, and just about and everything in between! There’s something for everybody.”
     Included in the production are Broadway songs from “Sunday in the Park with George,” “Ragtime,” “Sweeney Todd,” “The Adam’s Family,” “Carousel,” “Guys and Dolls,” “Les Miserables,” “Gypsy,” “Catch Me If You Can,” “Man of La Mancha,” “Kiss Me Kate,” and more.
     Opera Workshop welcomes back guest stage director Alton Geno for this production. In addition to a long career as a performer, choreographer, and director in New Orleans and around the country, Geno directed Opera Workshop’s sold out-performances of “Sweeney Todd,” as well as productions of “The Light in the Piazza,” “South Pacific,” “The Wizard of Oz” and “The Music Man.”
     The cast for the production includes Deondra Bell, Sara Cage and Jason Lane of Baton Rouge; Jody Bennett of Houston; Alexandria Bowers of Ponchatoula; Carley Duet of Cut Off; Christina Duffaut and Cheyenne Moore of Slidell; Jessica Dunlap of Walker; Randi Gaspard and Kaylin Guillory of Covington; Alfred Harper of New Orleans; Provence Hatfield of Amite; Jeanetta Johnson of Bogalusa; Elizabeth Langely and Vivian McConnell of Mandeville; Anne Lebranche of Abita Springs; Wesley Newton of Bourg; Cody Sires of Chalmette; Hannah Turner of Central; and Haylee Zeringue, Prairieville.
     Effler will serve as musical director and conductor, and Department of Fine and Performing Arts faculty member Benjamin Norman is designing the lighting.
     For more information about the Opera/Music Theatre Workshop contact Effler at


REHEARSING FOR A NIGHT ON BROADWAY - Southeastern students rehearse for Opera/Music Theatre Workshop's production of “A Night on Broadway.” From left are Wesley Newton, Jody Bennett, Jason Lane, Cody Sires and Alfred Harper.

SGA to lead service project during Homecoming Week
Southeastern’s Student Government Association is conducting a community service project during Homecoming Week, Oct. 1 – 7, to benefit recent hurricane relief efforts.  
     “The Southeastern Student Government Association is working with our University of Louisiana System sister institutions to help the thousands in Florida, Texas and Puerto Rico who have been affected by these tragedies,” said SGA President Seth Leto. “As Southeastern students and as Lions, it is the least we can do to help our neighbors in need, especially with so many of our own Lion family having experienced loss themselves from past hurricanes and flooding.”
     To help those affected by the hurricanes, SGA is seeking the following items: brooms, masks, totes, shovels, box cutters, gloves, water, bleach, paper towels, garbage bags, tarps, and sponges.
     Community members can donate hurricane relief items to the Office of Student Engagement, located in Student Union, room 2307, or at the following Homecoming Week events: Homecoming Kickoff, The Black Family Reunion, Movie Night, Gumba Ya Ya, Minute to Win It, and the Lip Sync contest. For a complete list of event locations and times, please go to
     For more information, contact SGA at 549-2296.

Alumni Association honors distinguished graduates from academic colleges
The Southeastern Alumni Association will honor a distinguished alumnus from each of the university’s five colleges at its annual Alumni Awards Evening scheduled Oct. 6 as part of Homecoming Week festivities.
     This year’s honorees are A.J. Bodker, College of Education; Barbara Forrest, College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences; Eugene R. London Jr., College of Science and Technology; Monica Nijoka, College of Nursing and Health Sciences; and Robert Yarborough, College of Business.
     Executive Director of Alumni Relations Michelle Biggs said the award recognizes graduates with unique accomplishments on a national or international level who continue to utilize their degree from Southeastern to the fullest. A limited number of tickets for the 7 p.m. event are available by calling the Alumni Association at 1-800-SLU-ALUM. More information about this and other Southeastern Homecoming Week activities can be found online at
     Bodker is a 1952 graduate with a degree in elementary education. A lifelong citizen of Ponchatoula, Bodker was a teacher and principal at Ponchatoula High School for more than 35 years. After his retirement, he became a supervisor of student teachers. Bodker has served on the North Oaks Health System’s Board of Commissioners for 12 years and now volunteers his time on the newly established North Oaks Foundation Board.
     A 1974 graduate with a degree in English and a current professor of philosophy at Southeastern, Forrest is the co-author with Paul R. Gross of “Creationism’s Trojan Horse: The Wedge of Intelligent Design,” which details the political and religious aims of the intelligent design creationist movement. She has authored and co-authored numerous articles in both academic and popular publications. In 2005, Forrest served as an expert witness for the plaintiffs in the first legal case involving intelligent design, which resulted in a judgment in favor of the plaintiffs. She is a recipient of Southeastern’s President Award for Excellence in Research, one of the university’s highest honors for faculty and staff.
     A 1984 graduate with a degree in computer science, London serves as the president of Systems Integration / Modeling & Simulation, Inc., and is a resident of Tullahoma, Tenn. His leadership placed SIM&S on the path toward $50 million in annual receipts. London has been recognized as Tullahoma Citizen of the Year, is the recipient of the Martin Luther King, Jr. Citizen Award, and the city of Lucedale, Miss., awarded him the Key to the City for his efforts in Mississippi during the post-Katrina rebuild. An avid supporter of youth advancing their education, he is committed to providing mentoring and intern opportunities for students interested in STEM centric fields. He also rewards academic achievement through his investment in a scholarship honoring his mother, the Doris A London Memorial Scholarship.
     Njoka, chief nursing officer of Baton Rouge General Hospital, is a 1977 graduate of Southeastern with a degree in nursing. Previously she served as chief nursing officer at the NeuroMedical Center in Baton Rouge. She has been honored by the Louisiana State Nursing Association (LSNA) as Nurse Administrator of the Year and as a Woman of Achievement by the Zonta Club. During her time at Baton Rouge General, she led the hospital to three consecutive LSNA Hospital of the Year awards.
     CEO and co-owner of Manda Fine Meats, Yarborough is a 1974 Southeastern graduate with a degree in marketing. He is the president of the Louisiana Grocers Manufacturers Representatives Association, serves on the board of directors for Business First Bank, and has served on the boards of the Greater Baton Rouge Food Bank and Greater Baton Rouge Boys and Girls Club. He was named Business Hall of Fame Laureate in 2017 by “Baton Rouge Business Report” and received the “Mama Marion” Award from the Baton Rouge Epicurean Society for service to the Baton Rouge community.

LAA to Offer Bus Trip to Oct. 14 SLU Game at HBU
The Lion Athletics Association (LAA) will offer fans an opportunity to travel to the Southeastern football team’s Oct. 14 game at Houston Baptist.
     The bus will leave from the Dugas Center for Southeastern Athletics at 11:30 a.m. on game day and will return immediately following the 6:30 p.m. contest between the Lions and the Huskies.
     The cost to be included on the trip is $80. Included in the cost is a ticket to the game, a light lunch with drinks on the way to the game and snacks for the ride home.
     For more information or to purchase a spot on the trip, contact Assistant Athletic Director for Marketing and Development Tom Dawsey at 549-5226 or Interested parties can also visit the LAA office located in West Strawberry Stadium.  

Office of Admissions seeks Orientation Leaders
The Office of Admissions is in the search of the best and brightest students to be the university's Orientation Leaders for 2018.  
Faculty and Staff can now refer a student to be considered for this position. Once students are referred by a faculty or staff member, the Admissions Office will contact the student and encourage them to apply.  
Referral forms are simple to complete online at:


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The Southeastern football, soccer, volleyball and softball teams will all host games as the university celebrates Homecoming Week during this week in Southeastern Athletics.
     Winners of its last two games, the Lion football team (2-3, 2-1 Southland) will return home to host Incarnate Word for Homecoming at 4 p.m. on Saturday in Strawberry Stadium. The Lions-Cardinals game will be streamed live by the Southeastern Channel on the Southland Digital Network at The contest can also be heard on the Southeastern Sports Radio Network (KSLU 90.9 FM, Kajun 107.1 FM, The Highway 104.7 FM, WFPR 1400 AM), online at and via the TuneIn Radio app.
     The first 200 students at Saturday’s game will receive a free t-shirt courtesy of Southeastern Athletics Marketing and Promotions. The 2017 Homecoming King and Queen will be announced at halftime of Saturday’s SLU-UIW clash.
     The Homecoming parade is set to begin at noon and will roll through Friendship Circle. As a result, there will be no parking in Friendship Circle on Saturday and the area will be closed to all vehicles beginning at 9 a.m. on Saturday. Prior to 9 a.m., fans will be allowed to drop off items at their tailgates. Those fans with Friendship Circle parking passes will be allowed to park in Lot B for the Homecoming game.
     The SLU volleyball team (2-15, 0-4 Southland) will take a break from Southland Conference play on Tuesday, traveling to UL Lafayette for a 6 p.m. in-state non-conference match. On Thursday, SLU returns home to host league foe Houston Baptist at 6 p.m. in the University Center.
     On Friday, the SLU soccer team (3-6-3, 1-2-2 Southland) returns home to host Lamar at 7 p.m. in Strawberry Stadium. Friday is Student Spirit Night and the first 100 SLU students in attendance will receive an authentic soccer scarf courtesy of Southeastern Athletics Student Marketing and Promotions.
     LionVision subscribers will be able to access a live video stream of both Thursday’s volleyball match and Friday’s soccer match at
     The SLU golf team will resume its fall schedule this week. The Lions will be in Baton Rouge on Saturday and Sunday to compete in the David Toms Intercollegiate, hosted by LSU.
     The Southeastern softball team will host a pair of 10-inning exhibition games this week at North Oak Park. On Thursday, SLU hosts Coastal Alabama Community College, before welcoming Baton Rouge Community College on Friday. First pitch for both games is set for 5 p.m.
     The Ron Roberts Radio Show will air on Monday at 7 p.m. from Tope La Catering on East Thomas St. in downtown Hammond. The show is hosted by Allen Waddell and Roberts. It will air on the Southeastern Sports Radio Network (KSLU 90.9 FM, Kajun 107.1 FM, The Highway 104.7 FM, WFPR 1400 AM). Fans can also listen to the hour-long show online at and via the TuneIn Radio app.



Football, Ron Roberts Radio Show, Tope La Catering,

7 p.m. (KSLU 90.9 FM, Kajun 107.1 FM, The Highway 104.7 FM, WFPR 1400 AM)


Volleyball, at UL Lafayette, Lafayette, 6:30 p.m.


Volleyball, vs. Houston Baptist, University Center, 6 p.m. (LionVision)*
Softball, vs. Coastal Alabama CC (10-inning Exhibition), North Oak Park, 5 p.m.


Soccer, vs. Lamar, Strawberry Stadium, 7 p.m. (LionVision)*
- Student Spirit Night (First 100 SLU students receive authentic soccer scarf)
Softball, vs. Baton Rouge CC (10-inning Exhibition), North Oak Park, 5 p.m.


Football, vs. Incarnate Word (Homecoming), Strawberry Stadium, 4 p.m. (Southeastern Channel) (Southland Digital Network) (KSLU 90.9 FM, Kajun 107.1 FM, The Highway 104.7 FM, WFPR 1400 AM)*
- First 200 SLU students receive free t-shirt
Golf, at David Toms Intercollegiate, Baton Rouge, All Day


Golf, at David Toms Intercollegiate, Baton Rouge, All Day

Southeastern home events in bold.
* - Southland Conference contest


Dr. Tara Turley Stoulig (Biology) recently presented “Branching Out with STEM: Undergraduate Research as a Collaborative Model for K-12 Students Investigating GMOs” at the National Science Teacher Association conference in Los Angeles, along with undergraduate biology student Natalie Lorena. Stoulig and Lorena shared an approach of student exposure to technologies in rapidly advancing fields involving human genetics, GMO investigation and scientific literacy. The project serves as a model of collaboration for scientific inquiry and investigation involving a university/community college/high school partnership. The work was funded through a Board of Regents Enhancement Grant.

Jeffrey Risher (Marketing & Supply Chain Management) attended the annual conference for the Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals in Atlanta Sept. 24-26. He was invited to attend as a finalist for the best Doctoral Dissertation in Supply Chain Management and was awarded the Most Outstanding Doctoral Dissertation Award for his dissertation titled  “From Offshoring to Reshoring: A Conceptual Framework for Manufacturing Location Decisions in a Slow-Steam World.”


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