Calderon appointed dean
Emergency Alert sign up encouraged
Channel sportscast honored

Etiquette seminar scheduled
Quiz Bowl seeks applicants
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Paula Summers CalderonSoutheastern appoints Calderon as College of Education dean
An educator with more than 11 years of college leadership experience, Paula Summers Calderon, has been appointed dean of the College of Education at Southeastern.
     Calderon, of Baton Rouge, most recently served as assistant and associate director of the LSU School of Education. Her appointment was approved by the University of Louisiana System Board of Supervisors.
     “We are fortunate to have an individual with Dr. Calderon’s qualifications, experience and skills assume the position of dean of the college,” said Tena L. Golding, Southeastern interim provost and vice president for academic affairs. “Dr. Calderon’s wealth of experience – as a high school and college teacher and administrator of several academic programs – makes her an ideal candidate to lead Southeastern’s highly respected College of Education.”
     In her administrative positions at LSU, Calderon was responsible for accountability reporting, including program assessments for major accrediting agencies, such as the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges and the National Council for Accreditation for Teacher Education (NCATE) and the Council for Education of Educator Preparation (CAEP).
     Calderon was appointed the LSU college’s coordinator of assessment and accountability in 2006, assumed the assistant director position in 2013, and has served as associate director for the past year. She joined LSU in 1999 as a student teaching supervisor and served as program coordinator for world language education and undergraduate secondary teacher education. For eight years prior, she taught French at St. Joseph’s Academy in Baton Rouge.
     She is a graduate of LSU, with doctorate and master of arts degrees in curriculum and instruction and a bachelor’s degree in secondary French education. She is a member of the Council for the Development of French in Louisiana (CODOFIL), the NCATE Board of Examiners and serves as a site visitor for CAEP. A member of the Junior League of Baton Rouge, she also sings with the Baton Rouge Symphony Chorus.

Southeastern Emergency Alert signup encouraged 
If you haven’t yet registered for the Southeastern Emergency Alert System, members of the Student Government Association want to help you do so. Today through Wednesday, students will be manning stations across campus to encourage everyone to sign up to receive notices via phone, text or email addresses in addition to Southeastern email accounts, which are automatically registered.
     Be on the lookout for them in the Student Union near Starbucks, at the SGA office and near the new Subway Café. Registration is free and only takes a minute or two to complete. Or students, faculty and staff can register for the system themselves by visiting
     The system is tested periodically to ensure successful message delivery, but otherwise is used exclusively for emergency notices, including weather-related campus closures.
     Southeastern emphasizes a comprehensive approach to campus safety and emergency preparedness with the Southeastern Emergency Alert System as one of its facets. Information on all the various offerings and endeavors can be found at
     Included in the overall plan are sirens located strategically across campus that will sound in the event of an emergency.
     “If you hear the sirens, check your device for information on the current situation,” said Vice President of Administration and Finance Sam Domiano. “Communications will come via email and also via text and phone for those who have registered for those additional delivery methods.”
     The homepage is also a source of information for situations developing on campus or weather-related warnings and updates. An emergency response quick reference guide was distributed last year, and there are a limited number of guides still available through Jim McHodgkins, assistant vice president for Student Affairs.     
     To help the campus community be prepared for various emergency scenarios that may occur, an app is available to provide students, faculty and staff with simple instructions and recommendations for actions to take in the event of an on-campus emergency.
     Go to on any smart phone or device to download the free app. You’ll be prompted how to save the app to your device’s home screen.
     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. It also addresses procedures to be taken for a lockdown, shelter in place, evacuation, physical injury, sexual assault, weapons on campus and weather emergencies.
     “We certainly hope such responses never have to be employed,” Domiano said. “But we also want our campus community to be prepared.”

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Career Fair Etiquette Seminar scheduled
Southeastern students and alumni are invited to participate in a free professional presence and etiquette seminar in anticipation of Career Fair 2017, the Office of Career Services’ annual university wide career event.
     Held as a benefit exclusively for students and alumni, the seminar is scheduled Wednesday, Sept. 13, at 3:30 p.m. in Garrett Hall, room 14.
     “Participants will learn how to more effectively interact with employers, dress in acceptable attire, and better prepare one’s time before, during and after Career Fair 2017,” said Ken Ridgedell, director of Career Services.  
     Over 130 employers will participate in Career Fair 2017, which is scheduled Thursday, Sept. 21, from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. in the Pennington Student Activity Center on the corner of University Avenue and General Pershing.
     To get the most out of the fair, Ridgedell said students and alumni should bring copies of their resumes; be prepared to briefly discuss career interests, goals, knowledge and skills; and collect brochures and business cards.
     Resume FAQs and samples are also available at

     For additional information on Career Fair 2017 or the pre-fair seminar, contact Career Services at 549- 2121 or

Quiz Bowl seeks applicants
Attention trivia fans and overall savvy students, faculty, and staff - it’s time for the 16th Annual Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi Homecoming Intramural Quiz Bowl. This year’s event will be the Tuesday of Homecoming Week, Oct. 3, from 2-5:30 p.m. in the Student Union Theater.   
     Teams of three to five students, faculty, or staff will compete for cash awards and the honor of being named the 2017 Quiz Bowl Champions.
    For an application form, contact Dr. Joan Faust at by the deadline of Tuesday, Sept. 26, at 4 p.m. Good luck!

The Big Game wins asward

Southeastern Channel sportscast named one of nation’s best
“The Big Game,” a sportscast that airs on the Southeastern Channel, was named one of the top four student-produced sportscasts in the nation at the ninth annual College Sports Media Awards ceremony in Atlanta, Ga.
     The weekly studio sportscast won national finalist recognition out of 400 entries from across the country in the “Collegiate Student” category for “Outstanding Live Non-Game Production.”
     The competition was judged and sponsored by the Sports Video Group (SVG) along with the National Association of Collegiate Directors of Athletics (NACDA).  Host for the awards ceremony was ESPN’s Tom Rinaldi.
     The Southeastern Channel was the only finalist in any category from any university in Louisiana or the Southland Conference.
     “What a phenomenal honor for our student sportscast to be selected as one of the best in the nation in only our first year of entering this national competition,” said Southeastern Channel General Manager Rick Settoon. “Our students working on the show are talented, creative and dedicated, and they’re very deserving of this recognition.”
     “It’s surreal to have the Big Game named one of the top four student sportscasts in the country,” said student co-producer, anchor and reporter Freddie Rosario of Luling. “When making the show in the week-to-week grind, you never really think about winning an award. You’re just worried about making a great show and creating something that people will want to watch.”
     “It’s prestigious for many reasons,” said John Sartori of Mandeville, the show’s co-producer, anchor and reporter. “We’re a smaller university competing against the largest major universities in the nation. So to be able to put ourselves on the map in this fashion means a lot.”
     Settoon created “The Big Game” 15 years ago in the very first year of the Southeastern Channel as his first original student show. He wanted to feed the local viewer passion for sports and provide all of Southeastern athletics with weekly television exposure that it wasn’t getting anywhere else.
     “’The Big Game’ is modeled after ESPN’s ‘SportsCenter,’” Settoon said. “It mirrors the current sports TV industry’s emphasis on entertainment value, as well as sports information. The show offers a greater variety of segments for viewers and opportunities for student sportscasters.  Students need this type of training to enter the current sports television market.”
     Studio anchors deliver unscripted, spontaneous game highlights with personality and fan emotion. They also conduct studio interviews with Southeastern players and coaches, and they offer their opinions on the hottest sports topics and Southeastern teams in a “Pick and Roll” segment fashioned after ESPN’s “Around the Horn” and “Pardon the Interruption.”
     The students wrap up each sportscast by delivering sports editorials they’ve written. This year the show will add a fantasy sports segment for the hosts. Students man all crew positions in the studio and control room.
     The show also provides students the opportunity to cover professional sports teams like the New Orleans Saints and Pelicans, traveling to the Mercedez-Benz Superdome and Smoothie King Center to interview the pro stars.
     “The training I’ve received at the Southeastern Channel has given me the tools to write and develop a video package about sporting events,” Rosario said. “Getting to go to the games and record from the sidelines and speak to the coaches and players after the game is a great learning experience for what we will be doing in our future careers.”
     “You are immediately thrust into a legitimate operation writing and shooting your own stories, recording your own voiceovers,” Sartori said. “It gives you an idea of what a career in sports broadcasting will be before you go out into the real world.”
     Former anchors and reporters for “The Big Game” have been hired as sportscasters at television stations from Baton Rouge, Lafayette, Alexandria and Monroe to Gulfport, Ms. and Myrtle Beach, S.C.  They’ve been hired by networks such as ESPN3, Fox Sports, Cox Regional Sports, Southland Conference Sports TV, Sun Belt Conference, Conference USA and the American Sports Network.
     The sportscast won a student Emmy in 2005 and two Emmy nominations in 2011. It has won multiple videographer awards and “Mark of Excellence” awards from the Society of Professional Journalists.
     “The Big Game” airs weekly at 6:30 p.m. Thursdays; 12 noon on Fridays; 7 a.m. on Saturdays; and 12 noon on Sundays on the Southeastern Channel on Charter Cable 199. The live stream and archived episodes can be seen at

STUDENT SPORTSCAST HONORED NATIONALLY - The Southeastern Channel’s student sportscast “The Big Game” was recently honored as one of the top four student sportscasts in the nation at the Ninth Annual College Sports Media Awards in Atlanta, Ga. Shown from left are Southeastern Channel General Manager and Executive Producer Rick Settoon, and “Big Game” sportscasters Dylan Domangue of Houma, John Sartori of Mandeville, Richie Solares of New Orleans, Freddie Rosario of Luling, and Jordan Rheams of Baton Rouge.


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The Southeastern football and soccer teams open Southland Conference play, the golf and tennis teams open their fall schedules, while volleyball and cross country teams will also be in action during this week in Southeastern Athletics.
     The Lion football team (0-2) will travel to No. 15 Central Arkansas (1-1) for a 7:15 p.m. league contest on Saturday in Conway, Ark. Southeastern will be looking to bounce back from Saturday’s 28-23 loss to Bethune-Cookman and to pick up its first win of 2017.
     The game will be televised on Eleven Sports Network and will be streamed live on the Southland Digital Network at A full list of Eleven Sports Network availability will be available at The game 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 SLU soccer team (2-4-1) opens Southland Conference play on the road as well this week. On Friday, the Lady Lions will be in Lake Charles for a 7 p.m. league match at McNeese.
     The Southeastern golf team will open the fall portion of its 2017 schedule on Monday, opening play at the Sam Hall Intercollegiate. The tournament runs through Tuesday in Hattiesburg, Miss.
     The Lion tennis team also opens fall play this week. Head coach Jason Hayes’s squad will in Cancun, Mexico to compete with Wyoming, Akron and Lamar at the Iberostar Classic on Wednesday through Saturday.
     The SLU volleyball team (1-8) will make its home regular season debut on Tuesday, hosting Southern Miss at 6 p.m. in the University Center. LionVision subscribers will be able to access a live video stream of Tuesday’s match at
     Following Tuesday’s match, Southeastern will head back on the road for its final non-conference tournament, as the Lady Lions will compete in the Maroon Classic in Starkville, Miss. SLU opens the tournament on Friday with a 10 a.m. match versus North Texas before facing Jackson State at 5 p.m.
     On Saturday, Southeastern takes on host Mississippi State at 11 a.m. The match will air on SEC Network+.
     The SLU men’s and women’s cross country teams will also be in action on Saturday, competing in their second meet of the season. The Lions and Lady Lions will be in Baton Rouge to participate in the LSU Invitational.
     The Ron Roberts Radio Show will return to its regular night for the rest of the season, airing on Monday at 7 p.m. at 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.



Golf, at Sam Hall Intercollegiate, Hattiesburg, Miss., All Day
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, vs. Southern Miss, University Center, 6 p.m. (LionVision)
Golf, at Sam Hall Intercollegiate, Hattiesburg, Miss., All Day


Tennis, at Iberostar Classic, Cancun, Mexico, All Day


Tennis, at Iberostar Classic, Cancun, Mexico, All Day


Soccer, at McNeese, Lake Charles, 7 p.m.*
Tennis, at Iberostar Classic, Cancun, Mexico, All Day
Volleyball, vs. North Texas (Maroon Classic), Starkville, Miss., 10 a.m.
Volleyball, vs. Jackson State (Maroon Classic), Starkville, Miss., 5 p.m.


Football, at Central Arkansas, Conway, Ark., 7:15 p.m. (Eleven Sports Network) (Southland Digital Network) (KSLU 90.9 FM, Kajun 107.1 FM, The Highway 104.7 FM, WFPR 1400 AM)*
Tennis, at Iberostar Classic, Cancun, Mexico, All Day
Volleyball, at Mississippi State (Maroon Classic), Starkville, Miss., 11 a.m. (SEC Network+)
Men’s and Women’s Cross Country, at LSU Invitational, Baton Rouge, All Day

Southeastern home events in bold.
* - Southland Conference contest


Dr. Sam Cavell (History and Political Science) will present a paper “Commander in Chief: the Life and Legacy of Admiral Sir Alexander Cochrane” at the McMullen Naval History Symposium at the United States Naval Academy in Annapolis, Md., on Thursday, Sept. 14. Her research is part of an ongoing study of Admiral Cochrane whose involvement at the Battle of New Orleans provides a local historical link to the Royal Navy of the early 19th century.


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