Southeastern receives donation
SLU presented with Link Award
Register for Emergency Alert

WWII lecture series continues

Let's Talk Art set Feb. 22

Black History Month events this week

SLU hosts Human Trafficking Summit

John Pope to speak at Sims Library

Columbia Theatre presents Hamlet

Chefs Evening announces restaurants

Thomas named Officer of the Year

SLU Food Pantry receives donation

SLU to host Women Mean Business

SLU Sales Challenge Feb. 23

SLU receives recovery grant

LDOE to hold meeting on campus

Southeastern in the News
This Week in Athletics
Professional Activities



Performance Contractors donationPerformance Contractors partners with Southeastern
Performance Contractors, an industrial construction, management and fabrication firm headquartered in Baton Rouge, is partnering with Southeastern to create a new academic concentration in Welding Inspection and Supervision. Since Louisiana’s industry-heavy economy is in constant need of industrial professionals, this partnership will enable Southeastern’s Industrial Technology program to develop the concentration and increase enrollment, thereby filling a niche to graduate students in these fields.
     Art Favre, co-founder and CEO of Performance Contractors, has made a $1 million donation to Southeastern in support of the partnership. Favre said he hopes this partnership with Southeastern will encourage other industry partnerships, making the university a significant hub for producing much needed industrial specialists to meet Louisiana’s workforce needs.
     “Southeastern’s current and developing programs will help boost the workforce expertise in these important areas,” Favre said. “We need well-prepared and trained industrial team members at the professional level, and Southeastern is committed to providing opportunity to students to become job-ready in those areas.”
     The development of the Welding Inspection and Supervision program is seen as a significant collaboration between industry and higher education to ensure future workforce needs are met and economic development in the industrial sector continues to grow.  
     “An important part of Southeastern’s mission is to lead the economic development of this region. We strive to work directly with industry partners on an ongoing basis to determine their needs in the future and develop curricula to meet those needs. Our board of advisors for industrial and engineering technology has a significant hand in creating areas of academic focus,” said John L. Crain, Southeastern Louisiana University president.  “Partnership with industry and economic development entities is key to being responsive to the needs of the marketplace as well as to offer students the most in-demand fields of study.”
     Anthony Blakeney, instructor of industrial technology specializing in materials and processes, said that many of the state’s technical and community colleges are graduating certified welders, but there is a significant need for graduates in that field at a more advanced level.  
     “Our Industrial Technology degree program is accredited by ATMAE, the Association of Technology, Management and Applied Engineering, and once this concentration is in place, we will be the first university in the country to have it as part of an ATMAE accredited program,” he said.
     “Our intent is to use this opportunity to renovate our classroom and laboratory space, upgrade equipment, and increase student capacity,” said Dan McCarthy, dean of the College of Science and Technology. “With the new academic concentration, Southeastern expects demand for this program to increase enrollment. This is really a win-win for all parties. The students benefit with greater opportunities, the university benefits with expanded enrollment, and industry benefits with more highly qualified graduates,” he added.
     David Helveston, president of the Associated Builders and Contractors - Pelican Chapter, which focuses efforts on workforce development in the region, said, “This investment will lead to great careers for Southeastern’s student and future industrial growth. A highly trained professional workforce is essential for economic development opportunities in the area.”
     “Due to the heavy industrial presence in the Southeastern United States, we have unique workforce needs,” Favre said. “I hope that this partnership will produce supervisory and managerial industrial professionals with greater skill sets which should help the economic expansion continue.”

PERFORMANCE CONTRACTORS PARTNERS WITH SOUTHEASTERN - Performance Contractors, an industrial construction, management and fabrication firm headquartered in Baton Rouge, is partnering with Southeastern Louisiana University to create a new academic concentration in Welding Inspection and Supervision. Art Favre, co-founder and CEO of Performance Contractors, has made a $1 million donation to Southeastern in support of the partnership. Pictured front row, from left, are Executive Vice President Kevin Courville, President Art Favre, Southeastern President John L. Crain, Vice President for University Advancement Wendy Lauderdale, and Director of Corporate and Foundation Relations Lynn Horgan. Back row, from left, are Computer Science and Industrial Technology Department Head Lu Yuan, Vice President William “Willie” Lefever, Professor of Industrial Technology and Undergraduate Coordinator Roy Bonnette, Instructor of Industrial Technology Anthony Blakeney, College of Science and Technology Dean Dan McCarthy, and Corporate Quality Control Director Jerome Mabile.

Southeastern presented with Link Award 
The Greater Hammond Chamber of Commerce awarded Southeastern with the February Link Award in recognition of the new Industrial Technology Building. From left are Dr. George Anthon, Southeastern Provost and Vice President of Academic Affairs Dr. Tena Golding, Director of Facility Planning Ken Howe, Linda Ross, Southeastern President Dr. John L. Crain, Dr. Rusty Mayer, College of Science and Technology Dean Dr. Dan McCarthy, Jewel Jamal, Theresa Harris, Jason Wilson, Southeastern Vice President of Administration and Finance Sam Domiano, Computer Science and Industrial Technology Interim Department Head Dr. Lu Yuan, Chamber President and CEO Melissa Bordelon, and Whitney Statham.

Southeastern receives Link Award

Southeastern to continue lecture series on Louisiana and World War II
Louisiana and World II: A Yearlong Lecture Series 2017-18 resumes for the spring semester this month and continues through April.
     Held in conjunction with The Pelican State Goes to War: Louisiana in World War II, a National World War II Museum special exhibit, the series incorporates all lectures sponsored by the Department of History and Political Science and supported by the College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences, Department of Languages and Communication, and the Center for Southeast Louisiana Studies.
     All lectures will be in the Student Union Theatre, unless otherwise indicated, are free and open to the public, and include the following:
     • Mark Bielski of Stephen Ambrose Historical Tours will discuss the D-Day invasion on Thursday, Feb. 22, at 1 p.m. Bielski leads a variety of battlefield tours, including one in Normandy, hosts the weekly “History With Mark Bielski” podcast, and is the author of “Sons of the White Eagle in the American Civil War: Divided Poles in a Divided Nation.”
     • The following week on Tuesday, Feb. 27, at 11 a.m., Southeastern’s Samantha Perez will discuss the internment of Japanese prisoners of war in Louisiana during World War II. Assistant Professor of History and Graduate Coordinator for the Master of Arts in History program, Perez has published on Louisiana history, including her book “The Isleños of Louisiana: On the Water’s Edge.”
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Let’s Talk: Art highlights Morrison Biennial Sculpture Show at HRAC
The opening lecture in the spring series of “Let’s Talk: Art,” sponsored jointly by Southeastern’s Department of Fine and Performing Arts, the Hammond Regional Arts Center, and the Friends of Sims Library, will be held on Thursday, Feb. 22 at 5:30 p.m. at the Hammond Regional Art Center, located at 217 East Thomas Street, across from the Columbia Theatre.
     Southeastern Professor of Sculpture Jeff Mickey will discuss the sculptural elements and characteristics featured in the 5th Marjorie Morrison Sculpture Biennial, the current exhibit at the Arts Center.
The program is free and open to the public.
     For more information, call the Hammond Regional Arts Center at 542-7113.

Southeastern to host Covington-Hammond Human Trafficking Summit
The Counseling Honor Society Chi Sigma Iota is hosting the Covington-Hammond Human Trafficking Summit on Thursday, Feb. 22 in the Southeastern Student Union Ballrooms B & C from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
     The Governor’s Office in collaboration with Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS), the Louisiana Alliance of Children’s Advocacy Centers (LACAC), Louisiana State Police (LSP), HP Serve, and the Governor’s Office Human Trafficking Prevention Commission is hosting a series of Regional Human Trafficking Summits to gather information from local and statewide providers and stakeholders regarding the existing services, protocols, strengths and challenges surrounding the community response to trafficking victims. Your input and voice are important as this initiative will inform future efforts and work towards strengthening Louisiana’s statewide network and collaborative response to human trafficking. We look forward to participation from agency leaders as well as any staff or team members that would like to attend. Please feel free to delegate within your agency. 
     This one-day summit on a community’s response to human trafficking will serve as a focus group, designed to leverage the collective experience and knowledge of a community to ensure the most effective response for victims of human trafficking, fostering regional collaboration and resource sharing. The format will be a full day of facilitated discussion, and the content will be participant-driven. 
     Please register as early as possible, as capacity will be limited to allow for an environment conducive to conversation and collaboration between all attendees. Registration is available online here and takes between five and seven minutes. First click the Register button under the Community Response to Child Sex Trafficking Summit. You will then need to create a student account to proceed with registration. This event is facilitated and provided by AMBER Alert, a program of the National Criminal Justice Training Center (NCJTC) at Fox Valley Technical College (FVTC).

Journalist John Pope to speak at Southeastern’s Sims Memorial Library
John Pope, well-known writer and author, will be the featured speaker for the seventh annual Friends of Sims Library Marjorie Morrison Members’ Tea on Saturday, March 3, at 2 p.m., at Southeastern’s Sims Memorial Library.
     Guests will enjoy a variety of teas and a selection of delectable sandwiches and pastries. 
     Pope is a contributing writer to Times-Picayune and author of “Getting Off at Elysian Fields,” an anthology of 123 of his obituaries and four New Orleans funerals that he covered. 
     The recipient of numerous awards for his writing, Pope received a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Press Club of New Orleans and was part of The Times-Picayune team that won two Pulitzer Prizes, a George Polk Award, a National Headliner Award and the Medill Award for Courage in Journalism for coverage of Hurricane Katrina and its aftermath.
     “John Pope has lectured widely to great acclaim, and he is a delightful and entertaining speaker,” said Sims Library Director Eric Johnson. “His book will be available for purchase at the event, and a book signing will follow the tea.”
     The tea is free to members of the Friends of Sims Library who have renewed their membership for 2018/19. Non-members may reserve a seat for $25, which includes a one-year individual membership in FOSL. Unlimited mimosas will also be available for $10, and a drawing will be held for door prizes.
     Reservations must be received by Wednesday, Feb. 28. To reserve a seat or to find out more about FOSL, contact Janie Branham at 549-2186 or

Southeastern’s Chefs Evening to offer more restaurants
In recent years, Southeastern’s Chefs Evening has become known as a “taste of the Northshore” and has become a reflection of the incredible offerings from the region. With many new restaurants from across the region participating this year, the total number of establishments will be the largest from the past several years.
     Louisiana is known for its flair for creating and experiencing good food, and the Northshore region is a perfect example of inventive and traditional restaurants, unique niche food and grocery stores, distillers, brewers, bakeries and so much more.
     Chefs Evening is scheduled for Sunday, March 4, at the Southeastern Student Union Ballroom from 5:30-8 p.m. The event promises to deliver popular cuisines, trendy beverages, and wine tastings.
     Restaurants and beverage companies participating include: Acquistapace’s Covington Supermarket, Benedict’s Plantation, Blackened Brew, Cate Street Seafood Station, Champagne Beverage, Cocoa Bean Bakery and Café, Crescent Bar, Don’s Seafood, Eddie’s Frozen Custard, Gallagher’s Grill, Gnarly Barley, Iron Horse Sports Bar & Spirits, Jacmel Inn, Jim Carey Distributing, La Carretta, Le Saigon, PJ’s Coffee, Salty Joe’s BBQ Shop, Santa Fe Cattle Co., Sarita’s Mexican Grill and Cantina, Southeastern Catering, The Boston Restaurant, Tope La, Trey Yuen, and others as well.
     Tickets are available for Chefs Evening or to both Chefs Evening and the President’s Toast, hosted by President John L. Crain at the President’s Residence. To order individual tickets, patron tables or for more information, call 549-2239, email or visit the website

Aquistapace's staff

FINE CUISINE AT CHEFS EVENING – Representatives of Aquistapace’s Covington Supermarket pose at Southeastern’s Chefs Evening last year. Acquistapace’s, as well as many other vendors, will participate in Chefs Evening 2018, scheduled March 4 at Southeastern’s Student Union Ballroom from 5:30-8 p.m. 

Campus Coffee Ministry Donates Funds to Southeastern Food Pantry
Part of the Southeastern Foundation’s focus is to encourage a culture of giving on campus. The Wesley Foundation on campus recently opened Kairos Koffeehouse, and the proceeds for the fall semester went to the support the Southeastern Food Pantry. The donation totaled $700.
     Kairos Koffeehouse’s quality menu items are made by skilled volunteers. There items are offered for a “suggested donation.” Customers can pay more, they can pay less, or they can have their item on the house. Kairos Koffeehouse just loves to make folks smile.
     All proceeds from the menu items allow them to keep Kairos Koffeehouse in operation, with the majority of the proceeds going to a local charity. All they ask is that as you enjoy your menu item, know that someone else will benefit from your investment in a tasty beverage or treat.
     The donated funds will go toward helping purchase items that are needed and in demand, but not always donated to the Food Pantry.
     The Southeastern Foundation thanks the Wesley Foundation and Kairos Koffeehouse for their generosity. 
Campus Coffee Ministry makes donationSOUTHEASTERN FOOD PANTRY RECEIVES DONATION - The Wesley Foundation on campus recently opened Kairos Koffeehouse, and the proceeds for the fall semester went to the support the Southeastern Food Pantry. The donation totaled $700. Pictured front row, from left, are Lisa Patti of the Southeastern Foundation, Kayla Coston, Melissa Guerra, and Leslie McNabb. Back row, from left, are Stephen Breaux, Neil Babb, Jeremy Poole,  Joey Verhaegh, and Rev. Sam Hubbard.

Southeastern Sales Challenge set Feb. 23
The Southeastern Sales Challenge is one of the many ways that the College of Business is developing Real World Ready students. The Southeastern Sales challenge involves students role playing an actual sales call during which they are judged by a team of sales professionals.

     Eleven hand-picked students were invited to participate in the challenge as part of the new Advanced Professional Sales course offered by Marketing Faculty in the College of Business. The class is focused on developing strong sales skills through practice and connections with active salespeople.

     Preparation for the challenge included working directly with a professional salesperson who helped coach the students. Coaches selected their student(s) through a draft process that required students to submit a sales pitch video along with their resume and personality assessment.

     This semester’s coaches were Scott Boney of Level Up Coaching, Shawn Burst, Jr. of Keller Williams, Alexis Ducorbier of State Farm, Franklin Hart of AMBA, Richard “Dicky” Lyons of Northwestern Mutual, Chris Mawson of Fastenal, and Kayla Morgan of IM Marketing. These professionals volunteered time from their busy schedules to mentor and coach the students one-on-one. Not only did the students work closely with professionals in sales careers, they are also practicing skills that will serve them throughout their professional lives.

     The top four students in this competition will advance to the state competition at Nicholls State University March 1 and 2.

LDOE to hold meeting on campus
The Louisiana Department of Education (LDOE) will conduct its Believe and Prepare Regional Meeting on Southeastern's campus Feb 23 from approximately 1 to 4 p.m. The meeting will be held in the CATE TEC building in the KIVA, located on the second floor.
     The LDOE will spend time on campus to observe resident teacher candidates, site coordinators, and several education classes. A casual round-table seminar will be conducted with yearlong residencies student and their mentors.

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Register for Emergency Alert System
For those who haven’t yet registered for the Southeastern Emergency Alert System, a new semester is the perfect opportunity to sign up to receive notices via phone, text or email addresses in addition to Southeastern email accounts, which are automatically registered.
     Registration is free and only takes a minute or two to complete. Students, faculty and staff can register for the system 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.
     “With the recent weather-related delay to the beginning of Southeastern’s spring semester, there has never been a more appropriate time to stay informed and alert,” said Executive Director of Public and Governmental Affairs Erin Cowser “and there is no better way to do that than to sign up for Southeastern’s Emergency Alert System.”
     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.
     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.”
     Recently Southeastern was ranked the safest university campus in the state of Louisiana.

Black History Month

Black History Month events this week
Celebrate Black History Month with these campus events:

Set the Record Straight
Tuesday, Feb. 20 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. - Student Union E. Pavilion
Presented by Black Student Union
Stop by and share a song or lyric that resonates with you or shaped black culture in America.

Soul Food Night
Tuesday, Feb. 20 starting at 4 p.m. - Mane Dish
Presented by Dining Services

Young, Black & Gifted
Tuesday, Feb. 20 at 5:30 p.m. - Computer Science & Technology Building
Presented by MADE MEN


 Film on the Field (moved indoors due to weather)
Tuesday, Feb. 20 and Wednesday, Feb. 21 at 7 p.m. - Student Union Theater
Presented by CAB

Black Panther
Wednesday, Feb. 21 at AMC Theater at Hammond Square
Presented by Project PULL

The Journey of Kenyan
Thursday, Feb. 22 at 3:30 p.m. - Student Union Ballroom
Presented by the Department of Languages

Trap Karaoke
Thursday, Feb. 22 at 7 p.m. - Bone-a-Fide Wings in Hammond
Presented by Black Student Union

For more information about any of the above events, please contact the Office of Multicultural and International Student Affairs at 549-2120 or

Southeastern’s Columbia Theatre presents Hamlet
HamletSoutheastern’s Columbia Theatre for the Performing Arts will present Aquila Theatre in Hamlet for one performance only on Feb. 24 at 7:30 p.m.  
     According to Columbia Theatre/Fanfare Director Roy Blackwood, the production by the acclaimed Aquila Theatre will include a twist to the production, as is customary for the company, and is directed by Desiree Sanchez.    
     “Hamlet will seek to shed new light on this tragic story,” he said.  “The production uses movement, design, sound and superb acting to vividly explore the depths of rage, madness, love and death brought about by a culture of obsessive personal ambition.”
     Tickets for the production range from $30 to $40 and are available at the Columbia Theatre box office Monday through Friday from 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. or by phone at (985) 543-4371. Patrons may also get tickets online at
     Special $15 Southeastern student tickets are also offered for this production. Students must present their university ID at the box office.
     All Southeastern faculty, retired faculty or university staff with ID may purchase one ticket for Hamlet 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. Contact the box office at 543-4371 for more information.

Photo credit: Richard Termine

Earl Thomas III

Thomas named Officer of the Year 
Officer Earl Thomas III has been selected as the 2017 Officer of the Year by the University Police Department.
     Thomas began as a student worker in August of 2014 and, a little over a year later, was hired as a full-time officer. Since then, his enthusiasm, energy, dependability, and community-involvement have impressed and inspired his peers and leaders in the department.
     Not only has Thomas established himself as an invaluable member of the department, he is also a Louisiana High School Athletics Association referee for football and basketball and a referee and organizer for Southeastern Intramural Sports, all while still attending classes in pursuit of his bachelor’s degree.
     Thomas can often be found bicycling, walking, and driving on campus, attending and helping with university functions and events, such as the Kid Rec after-school program, Gumbo Ya-Ya, Strawberry Jubilee, Homecoming, and the new “Blue and You” student engagement initiative. He is a social media star, keeping the department’s SnapChat, Facebook, and Instagram feeds full of photos demonstrating positive interactions between officers and students on campus.
     Many students at Southeastern know Thomas by name and come to him for assistance or with questions they have. He truly represents himself and the department with excellence.
     University Police thanks Earl Thomas for his dedication and professionalism and congratulations on this well-deserved recognition.

Southeastern to host Women Mean Business 2018
The Louisiana Small Business Development Center at Southeastern, along with Tangipahoa Professional Women, will host Women Mean Business 2018 on Thursday, March 22, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. The conference will be held on Southeastern’s campus in the Student Union Ballroom.
     “The Women Mean Business Conference will provide high impact strategies to help women of all ages survive and thrive individually and professionally,” said SBDC Assistant Director Sandy Summers. “This full-day event will be jam packed with knowledge, tools, resources and connections.”
     Summers said Women Mean Business presenters include negotiations coach and author Jacqueline Twillie, Shantel Johnson, marketing director at North Oaks Health System, and communications CEO Dian Lusher. 
     This year’s conference includes a leadership success panel, which will concentrate on areas of growth and success for female business owners and professional women. Panelists for this new addition include Cherie Franz with Thinkerella, 21st Judicial Court Judge Blair Edwards, and Casey Robert with Chaleureux.
     “Women Mean Business 2018 will provide opportunities to network with other professionals and local business owners,” Summers added. “Table, vendor, and ad sponsorships are available for businesses interested in participating in this event.” 
     Cost to attend the event is $40 in advance or $50 on event day and includes lunch. Southeastern students may attend at no charge with the code WMBLIONUP, but advance registration is necessary.  
     Funds raised will go toward scholarships for Tangipahoa Parish women through TPW’s scholarship fund. TPW was able to award $17,000 in scholarships last year.
     To register for Women Mean Business or receive more information about sponsorships, log on to or contact LSBDC at 549-3831 or

Southeastern receives recovery grant
Southeastern’s Counseling Center has been awarded a $1,000 grant to assist students in recovery from substance abuse disorders and other addictive behaviors. The grant was awarded through Transforming Youth Recovery, a nonprofit organization founded in 2013. 
     “Transforming Youth Recovery (TYR) studies the community, educational and peer networks that influence youth development and achievement and is providing solutions that are dramatically expanding family and school-based prevention, intervention and recovery support services – one community, one school and one student at a time,” said University Counseling Center Assistant Director of Programming and Outreach Annette Baldwin.
     The grant will provide Southeastern with early stage seed funding to engage in a capacity building approach aimed at building the relationships necessary to better meet the needs of students in recovery on campus, Baldwin added. 
     The grant also will support the creation of an online map of community recovery assets intended to facilitate a nation-wide network of resource sharing and collaboration among collegiate recovery practitioners, students and community members. 
     “We will be leading the way for our students in recovery to maintain a quality academic experience along with their recovery. We are excited to be joining this national movement to support the collegiate recovery experience,” said Baldwin. “In undertaking this project, the ultimate goal is to create a sustainable collegiate recovery program on campus that provides a safe, supportive, and fun environment for students in recovery from substance use disorders and other addictive behaviors.” 
     For more information, contact Baldwin at 549-3894 or


Baton Rouge Advocate
Southeastern’s Columbia Theatre to present the Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra in concert
SLU center plans Feb. 27 seminar on launching food business
Southeastern’s Columbia Theatre presents ‘Hamlet’ on Feb. 24

Baton Rouge Business Report
Performance Contractors strikes partnership with Southeastern

New Orleans Times Picayune
$1 million donation to underwrite SLU welding program


The Southeastern men’s and women’s indoor track and field teams will compete in the Southland Conference Indoor Championships, while the SLU basketball, baseball, softball, tennis and soccer teams will all be in action during this week in Southeastern Athletics.
     The Lions and Lady Lions will be in Birmingham, Alabama to compete in the league indoor championship meet on Wednesday and Thursday. Action from the Birmingham CrossPlex will be streamed live on the Southland Digital Network at Links to live video and results will be accessible on the track and field schedule page at
     The SLU men’s basketball team (19-10, 12-3 Southland) heads into the final two weeks of the regular season a half game back of Nicholls for the league lead. The Lions, winners of five consecutive games and having already clinched a spot in next month’s Southland Conference Tournament, will close out their regular season road schedule on Saturday with a 6 p.m. contest at Northwestern State.
Saturday’s game will be the nightcap of a Southland Conference hoops doubleheader in Natchitoches, as the Southeastern women’s basketball team (7-19, 6-9 Southland) will open the day’s action with a 4 p.m. contest versus the host Lady Demons. The Lady Lions are a game and a half behind Nicholls and McNeese for the last spot in next month’s league tournament.
     The SLU baseball team (2-1) will continue its season-opening nine-game home stand at Pat Kenelly Diamond at Alumni Field this week. On Tuesday, the Lions welcome Alcorn State with UL Lafayette visiting on Wednesday.
     First pitch for both games is set for 6 p.m. Wednesday will be a Cane’s Challenge in Hammond. If SLU scores four runs or more versus the Ragin’ Cajuns, fans can take their game ticket or student coupon to their local participating Raising Cane’s Chicken Fingers by the end of the business on Thursday to receive a free combo with the purchase of another of equal or greater value.
     Southeastern will then host a three-game series versus Connecticut starting with a 6 p.m. contest on Friday. The series continues on Saturday at 2 p.m. and concludes with a 1 p.m. contest on Sunday. Every Sunday this season at the Pat will be a Local Hero Appreciation game. All first responders, service members and military personnel will receive a discounted ticket by presenting a valid ID.
After opening the season with eight home games, the Lady Lion softball team (7-1) will start an 11-game road swing this week. On Tuesday, SLU heads to Mississippi State for a 5:30 p.m. contest that will air on SEC Network+.
     Southeastern will then compete in the 32nd Annual Louisiana Classics in Lafayette. The tournament opens with SLU facing host UL Lafayette on Thursday at 4 p.m. On Friday, the Lady Lions will face UMBC at 9 a.m. and North Florida at 11:30 a.m. Southeastern will close tournament play on Saturday versus Memphis at 11:30 a.m. and UMBC at 4:30 p.m.
     Both of this week’s basketball contests, as well as Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday’s baseball games can be heard live in the Hammond area on KSLU-FM (90.9), online at and via the TuneIn Radio app. LionVision subscribers will be able to access a live video stream of all of this week’s baseball games at
     The Southeastern tennis team (3-3) will close out its pre-Southland Conference schedule this week. On Tuesday, the Lions take on LSU at 7:30 p.m. in Baton Rouge.
     The SLU soccer team will host a spring scrimmage this week. The Lady Lions will face UL Lafayette at 10 a.m. at Strawberry Stadium on Saturday.
     The 2017-18 season of The Jay Ladner Radio Show will continue on Monday at 7 p.m. at Rainbow Daiquiris (14384 West Thomas Street) in Hammond. Hosted by Waddell, the show can be heard live on KSLU-FM (90.9), Kajun 107.1 FM, The Highway 104.7 FM and WFPR 1400 AM, online at and via the TuneIn Radio app.


FEB 19

Men’s Basketball, The Jay Ladner Radio Show, Rainbow Daiquiris, 7 p.m. (KSLU 90.9 FM, Kajun 107.1 FM, The Highway 104.7 FM, WFPR 1400 AM)

FEB 20

Baseball, vs. Alcorn State, Alumni Field, 6 p.m. (KSLU) (LionVision)
Softball, at Mississippi State, Starkville, Miss., 5:30 p.m. (SEC Network+)
Tennis, at LSU, Baton Rouge, 7:30 p.m.

FEB 21

Men’s and Women’s Track and Field, at Southland Conference Indoor Championships, Birmingham, Ala., All Day (Southland Digital Network)
Baseball, vs. UL Lafayette, Alumni Field, 6 p.m. (KSLU) (LionVision)
     - Cane’s Challenge

FEB 22

 Men’s and Women’s Track and Field, at Southland Conference Indoor Championships, Birmingham, Ala.,

All Day (Southland Digital Network)
Softball, at UL Lafayette (32nd Annual Louisiana Classics), Lafayette, 4 p.m.

FEB 23

 Baseball, vs. Connecticut, Alumni Field, 6 p.m. (KSLU) (LionVision)
Softball, vs. UMBC (32nd Annual Louisiana Classics), Lafayette, 9 a.m.
Softball, vs. North Florida (32nd Annual Louisiana Classics), Lafayette, 11:30 a.m.

FEB 24

 Men’s Basketball, at Northwestern State, Natchitoches,

6 p.m. (KSLU)*
Women’s Basketball, at Northwestern State, Natchitoches, 4 p.m. (KSLU)*
Baseball, vs. Connecticut, Alumni Field, 2 p.m. (LionVision)
Softball, vs. Memphis (32nd Annual Louisiana Classics), Lafayette, 11:30 a.m.
Softball, vs. UMBC (32nd Annual Louisiana Classics), Lafayette, 4:30 p.m.
Soccer, vs. UL Lafayette (Spring Scrimmage), Strawberry Stadium, 10 a.m.



FEB 25

 Baseball, vs. Connecticut, Alumni Field, 1 p.m. (KSLU) (LionVision)
     - Local Hero Appreciation Game

Southeastern home events in bold.
* - Southland Conference contest


Dr. Sam Cavell (History and Political Science) will present a paper “Beyond the Battle of New Orleans: Problems with Demobilization in 1815” at the 2018 Consortium on the Revolutionary Era to be held in Philadelphia Feb 22 - 24. The CRE is an international conference that brings together military and cultural historians to discuss and array of topics dealing with the worldwide tumult and conflicts taking place between 1750 and 1850.
     Dr. Rhett Allain (Chemistry and Physics) was the featured speaker for the North Carolina Region 8 Science Fair held on the campus of Western Carolina University in Slyva, N.C. The title of his talk was “Superhero Science.” 

     Ashley Bowers, Jill Sharp, Nicholas Smith, and Edward Hebert (Kinesiology and Health Studies) gave two presentations at the COSMA Conference (Commission on Sport Management Accreditation) held Feb. 8-9 in Jacksonville, Fla. titled “Community Service Learning in Sport Management” and “Developing a System to Manage the Internship Program.”
     Dr. Mindy Crain-Dorough and Dr. Evan G. Mense (Educational Leadership and Technology) published their book “Data Leadership for K-12 Schools in a Time of Accountability.” Their research examines data-driven decision-making (DDDM) which has become commonplace in schools.



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