Southeastern Fall Carnival to include Trick or Treat with the Greeks
Area children are invited to participate in Southeastern’s 13th annual Fall Carnival
Tuesday, Oct. 31, from 5-7 p.m.
The university’s Office of Multicultural and International Student Affairs, the
Black Student Union, Office for Student Engagement and Recreational Sports and Wellness
are sponsoring the event in conjunction with Trick or Treat with the Greeks, which
is coordinated by the Office of Student Engagement.
Both events are scheduled on the lawn of Southeastern’s Pennington Student Activity
Center, located at 1350 N. General Pershing, and are free of charge.
“This is our annual service effort,” said Marjorie Parker, coordinator of Multicultural
and International Student Affairs. “Our goal is to provide all of the typical traditions
of Halloween in a safe, carnival atmosphere.”
Parker said both events provide safe alternatives to traditional neighborhood
door-to-door trick-or-treating and are free for the general public. Although children
of all ages are invited to the festivities, the event targets children in kindergarten
through fourth grade and will include games with prizes, candy, spacewalks, a balloon
artist, and much more.
Parents and guardians are asked to accompany their children throughout the evening.
For more information, call 549-5703 or email email@example.com.
New campus dining option opens today
A new dining services option is opening on North Campus today. North Campus Provisions
on Demand Market, similar to the Union Market, is located on the 2nd floor of the
North Campus main building.
The new market will offer a variety of salads, sandwiches and other items, for
quick, grab’ n go meals, as well as snacks, drinks and more. Customers will also be
able to enjoy some of their favorite Starbucks drinks using a self-serve brewing machine.
Hours of operation will be Monday – Thursday 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.
“Our goal was to develop a customized solution for our North Campus students
and employees that delivers quality, convenience, variety and value,” said Dining
Services Director Martin Balisteri.
There will be a “Name the POD Contest” in the coming weeks where students will
be able to submit a suggested name for the new location. The winner will receive $100
in Cub Cash awarded by Aramark.
For more information, please contact Dining Services at 549-2868.
Graduate School workshops offered at Sims Library
As part of the Student Success Workshop Series, Sims Library and Student Support Services
will present two workshops to help prepare students for graduate school.
The first session, “Grad School 101,” will be offered today, Oct. 30, from 5
to 6 p.m. in Sims Library, room 474. It will focus on identifying goals, finding the
right program, getting accepted, preparing for entrance exams, and financing a degree.
The second session is “GRE Strategies” hosted by The Princeton Review and is scheduled Monday, Nov. 20, from 5 to 6 p.m., in Sims Library, room 252. The
session will demonstrate strategies for getting the best possible score on the GRE
These workshops are free and open to all students.
For more information, contact Angie.Balius@southeastern.edu or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Science on Tap presents ‘Urban Ecology: Life in Your Backyard’
Have you ever wondered exactly what is living in your backyard?
Southeastern biology graduate student Oliver Ljustina wants to show you that
while mankind continues altering habitats for its own benefit, many organisms decline,
while others seem to more easily adapt, and may very well make your yard their new
Understanding life in urban areas and what it takes for the range of organisms
to live in cities and backyards is the topic of Southeastern’s next Science on Tap
presentation scheduled Tuesday Nov. 7.
Sponsored by the Department of Biological Sciences, the presentation by Ljustina
will be held at 7 p.m. at Tope La Catering, 113 East Thomas St. in Hammond. The lecture,
titled “Urban Ecology: Life in Your Backyard,” is free and open to all ages. Doors
open at 6:30 p.m.
A native of Miami who is studying water snakes in the canals of New Orleans,
Ljustina said that population declines and extinctions of species are rampant as humans
leave a prominent mark on the planet.
“Cities, however, are perhaps the most dramatic examples of our capacity to change
landscapes,” he said. “We have to ask if it is really all that bad. From rock doves
to brown anoles, from raccoons to cockroaches, urban areas can and do support life.”
Ljustina will show how some organisms survive the rapid and severe changes imposed
by humans and how this is a testament to the resilience of life on Earth.
“Urban ecology seeks to understand life in urban areas, and we’ll discuss just
what it takes to join the motley crew of organisms living in our cities and backyards,”
For information on this or future Science on Tap presentations, contact the Department
of Biological Sciences at 549-3740.
Little Free Library installed at SLU Head Start
A Little Free Library, where the focus is putting books in the hands of young children,
was installed on campus recently at the SLU Head Start Center, located on West Lion
The Little Free Library was recognized by the Little Free Library Organization
and issued a charter number, making it the 35,081st Little Free Library in the world.
The student-led Louisiana Early Childhood Association of Southeastern acts as stewards
for the Little Free Library, making sure that it is always stocked with books for
children to take home and keep or to take home and then return to share with others.
When Thomas Hailey was a high school senior, he built the Little Free Library
and installed it on the Southeastern campus as part of his Eagle Scout Project. Since
that time, he has become a Southeastern Lion and, as the result of his Little Free
Libraries, earned the International Messenger of Peace Award.
Associates of Head Start and SLAECA joined Hailey on Oct. 19, when a plaque issued
by the Little Free Library Organization was attached to the structure and an official
dedication ceremony ensued.
Faculty who know of a Southeastern student with child care needs for a child
under the age of five can refer them to Dawn Harris of SLU Head Start at 549-5948
LITTLE LIBRARY DEDICATED - Those in attendance at the dedication ceremony were, from left, SLU Head Start
Center Manager Dawn Harris, Londyn Jumonville, Karina Garcia, Thomas Hailey, Brittany
Jefferson, Kaitlyn Thomas, Cheyenne Seal, and SLAECA advisor, Debra Jo Hailey. Future
Lions and current Head Start preschoolers who joined in the dedication were Jael Hooker,
Kyleigh Carter, Quinlin Anderson, Lainey Taylor, Serenity Walker, and Garet Galdamez.
Southeastern crowns Homecoming Queen and King
Mattie Hawkins, a sports management major from Baton Rouge, was crowned Southeastern's
Homecoming Queen, while Bryce Carpenter, also a sports management major from O'Fallon,
Illinois, was crowned Homecoming King during halftime of the Southeastern versus Sam
Houston State football game. Some Homecoming festivities had to be rescheduled due
to Hurricane Nate’s threat to the area on Oct. 7.
Columbia Theatre to present The Ultimate Michael Jackson Experience
Michael Jackson’s legacy will live on at Southeastern’s Columbia Theatre for the
Performing Arts with the presentation of The Ultimate Michael Jackson Experience on
Nov. 3, at 7:30 p.m.
Columbia Theatre Director Roy Blackwood said the multimedia theatrical experience
takes audiences on a musical journey through the life of one the greatest and inspirational
entertainers of all time, the legendary ‘King of Pop,’ Michael Jackson. As the mirror
image of Jackson, Joby Rogers has entertained sold-out audiences worldwide for over
a decade, Blackwood said, while intensely perfecting the dancing and mannerisms of
“His stunning resemblance to Jackson, combined with the intricate dance moves
of the genius himself, presents an exciting performance preserving the legacy and
spirit of this entertainment icon,” said Blackwood. “Joby was personally selected
by Michael Jackson in a signed statement as the ‘official substitute’ for the star
and is the only tribute artist to ever appear credited on the cover of ‘Rolling Stone
Blackwood said The Ultimate Michael Jackson Experience is a show that embraces
the audience in a wave of visual and musical excitement.
“Be prepared for an evening to remember. Everything from the signature moonwalk,
unbelievable dance moves, world-class choreographed and incredibly talented back-up
dancers and customized wardrobe is recreated on stage,” Blackwood added. “The Ultimate
Michael Jackson Experience has performed to sold-out audiences all over the world,
including every American state and 13 countries on four continents.”
Tickets for The Ultimate Michael Jackson Experience are $30 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 columbiatheatre.org, or by phone at 543-4371.
A special student ticket price of $15 is available for all students of any school,
while supplies last. Students must present their school IDs at the Columbia box office
to receive the discounted price. Additionally, all Southeastern faculty, retired
faculty or university staff with ID may purchase one ticket for the concert 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.
Southeastern Social Justice Speaker scheduled
Southeastern’s Department of Sociology and Criminal Justice’s 13th Annual Social Justice
Speaker Series will feature Adrienne Maree Brown, an author, science fiction scholar,
community organizer and activist from Detroit on Wednesday, Nov. 8.
Brown will facilitate a free student workshop from 9:30 to 11:45 a.m. in the
Student Union, room 3505. The workshop will introduce new methods to help groups and
organizations work collectively and creatively. Brown will lead the students through
hands-on activities that encourage new ways to hold meetings, plan agendas and build
movement toward organizational goals.
At 2 p.m. in the Student Union Grand Ballroom, Brown will give a free lecture
open to the public based on her book “Emergent Strategy: Shaping Chance, Changing
Worlds,” with a book signing to follow. The book focuses on creative and innovative
ways to organize social justice movements based on her background as a science fiction
writer and activist.
“Adrienne Brown draws inspiration from the work of Octavia Butler,” said Marc
Settembrino, assistant professor of sociology at Southeastern. “She believes that
visionary fiction can help us create communities that we want to live in and has said
she works to motivate others to ‘bend the future toward justice.’”
The Sociology and Criminal Justice Department organizes the annual Social Justice
Speaker Series as a means of bringing nationally and internationally recognized social
justice activists to the Southeastern community. Previous speakers have included Sister
Helen Prejean on the death penalty, Morris Dees of the Southern Poverty and Law Center
on race and racism, and Medea Benjamin, co-founder of Code Pink, on war and human
For more information, contact the Settembrino at email@example.com or Kellen Gilbert at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Cambre receives award
Financial Aid Director Charles Cambre was named financial aid officer “Rookie of the
Year” by the Louisiana Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators (LASFAA).
Cambre was selected for his efforts as the Financial Aid Awareness Committee
chair for his work on the community service project and scholarship raffle fundraiser
for the Shreveport-Bossier Rescue Mission. Financial Aid Offices all over the state