Regions sponsors President's Toast
Science on Tap set Feb. 6
Roomie emojis now available

Special basketball ticket pricing offered
Vocal students excel at competition
CMS names outstanding musicians

Champagne Bingo 2018

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This Week in Athletics
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Regions Bank to again sponsor President's Toast at Chefs Evening

Regions to sponsor Chefs Evening President's Toast Southeastern’s largest fundraiser, Chefs Evening, will launch the annual event with the President’s Toast as a featured prelude thanks to the exclusive premium sponsorship of Regions Bank.
     The President’s Toast precedes the grand event and is scheduled this year for Sunday, March 4, at the President’s Residence from 4 to 5 p.m. Chefs Evening follows from 5:30 to 8 p.m. in the Student Union Grand Ballroom.
     A regional tradition for over three decades, Chefs Evening is the Southeastern Foundation’s signature fundraiser, providing critical funds to support university scholarships and academic programs. This year the evening will include wine and culinary offerings from some of the finest regional restaurants and distributors.
     “Again this year, we are excited to have long established partner of Southeastern Foundation endeavors Regions Bank as the presenting sponsor of the President’s Toast,” said Wendy Lauderdale, vice president for University Advancement. “At this special event hosted at the President’s Residence by Dr. Crain, wine and food pairings will be offered to guests who are among Southeastern’s most loyal friends and supporters. Having Regions Bank as our partner speaks to the strength of this event and its importance in our region.”
     “While Regions is a multi-state bank with a wide range of services and a strong presence in the region, we also focus on being an integral part of the communities we serve. Because of this, Regions is proud to again be a part of Chefs Evening and the support it gives Southeastern,” said Byron Bankston, Morrison St. branch manager for Regions.
     Shelly Robinson, manager of the downtown Hammond branch agreed.
     “Southeastern is a vital economic and educational entity for this region. It is important that businesses such as Regions support its mission. Because of this, we are so pleased to be a partner through Chefs Evening.”
     For more information or to purchase tickets, call the Southeastern Foundation at 549-2239. Chefs Evening information is also available online at

REGIONS TO SPONSOR ‘TOAST’ – Regions Bank will be the exclusive Premium Sponsor of Chefs Evening and the President’s Toast, the prelude event to Chefs Evening, scheduled this year for Sunday, March 4. Pictured, from left, are Sr. Vice President for Government and Institutional Banking Todd Burrall; Byron Bankston, Morrison St. branch manager; Southeastern President John L. Crain; Shelly Robinson, branch manager of the downtown Hammond branch; Regional Marketing Director Debbie Terrebonne, and Vice President, Institutional Services Relationship Manager Michael Faherty.    

Southeastern’s Science on Tap presents ‘Physics in our Daily Life’
Southeastern’s Professor of Chemistry and Physics Sanchiro Yoshida will present the next Science on Tap presentation titled “Physics in our Daily Life – How Beautiful it is.”
     Yoshida will explore the use of physics in daily life, such as exercising and eating a favorite food.
     Sponsored by the Department of Biological Sciences, the presentation is scheduled Feb. 6, at 7 p.m. at Tope La Catering, 113 East Thomas St. in Hammond, and is free and open to all ages. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. with food and beverages available for purchase.
     Yoshida said the presentation will begin with brief explanations of fundamental laws of mechanics and electrodynamics with minimal mathematics.
     “These laws will be used to understand various things we observe every day, such as why it is difficult to lose weight by exercise, how to drive our cars safely and economically, and how to win in a tennis match,” he said. “Some topics will be discussed quantitatively with simple calculations. It is hoped that this presentation provides new ways of viewing what we do routinely and the consequences.”
     Comments and questions are highly welcomed during the presentation, Yoshida said.
     For information on this or future Science on Tap presentations, contact the Department of Biological Sciences at 549-3740.


Special ticket offer for Lion Basketball on Valentine’s Day 
Basketball promotionRoses are red, violets are blue, grab a date, because we’ve got a ticket deal for you! Buy a $10 ticket and get you and your date into the Feb. 14 home basketball game vs. New Orleans. Tip-off is at 7 p.m. in the University Center.
     For more information visit or call the SLU Ticket Office at 549-5466.

Southeastern’s Community Music School names outstanding musicians
Southeastern’s Community Music School announced Luke Erdey, Anton Feldbaum, Anna Johnson, and Umika Kuroda as the Fall 2017 CMS Outstanding Musicians.
     The Outstanding Musicians were chosen by audience votes during the final fall 2017 recitals.
     “We congratulate our Fall 17 CMS Outstanding Musicians, as well as the other young musicians who performed beautifully at the recitals,” said Community Music School Director Jivka Duke. “We are excited to share our students’ accomplishments with the community as we have big hopes and dreams for all of them.”

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CMS outstanding musiciansSOUTHEASTERN CMS NAMES OUTSTANDING MUSICIANS - Southeastern’s Community Music School recently announced its Fall 2017 Outstanding Musicians. The musicians were chosen by audience votes during the final fall 2017 recitals. Front row, from left are Anna Johnson and Anton Feldbaum. Back row, from left, are Luke Erdey and Umika Kuroda.

Roomie emojis

Lion Up with new Roomie Emojis
Your favorite mascot is now at your fingertips!
     Southeastern has partnered with Ree to develop an Emoji and Sticker Pack for Lion Nation. You can download the images via the Ree App on the Apple App Store and Google Play store.
Show your Lion Pride with more than words - download today!
     A limited number of emojis are available for free, or fans can purchase the full set for $1.99. Southeastern will receive a portion of the proceeds. Basketball is featured now, and in-app updates will be available for baseball, football and other sports in the future.
     For more information and links to download, visit

Students excel at National Opera Scenes Competition
Deondra Bell and Sara Cage, junior vocal majors in the Department of Music and Performing Arts, competed in a national opera scenes competition sponsored by the National Opera Association at their national convention in early January in New Orleans.
     Bell and Cage were awarded second place in the undergraduate division of the competition. Only four scenes were selected for the final, live competition round in New Orleans.
     Additional universities competing were LSU, Samford University in Alabama, and Virginia Commonwealth University in Rochester, Va.
     Bell and Cage appeared in Opera Workshop's spring 2017 production of The Merry Wives of Windsor, and performed a scene from that opera. Director of Opera Workshop Chuck Effler prepared them musically and accompanied them at the competition. Guest stage director Rachel M. Harris polished their performances for the competition. Bell is a vocal student of Kay Schepker, and Cage studies with Alissa Mercurio Rowe.
National Opera Scenes Competition
COMPETITION SUCCESS - Celebrating at the awards ceremony were, from left, Director of Opera Workshop Chuck Effler, vocal student Deondra Bell, Rachel M. Harris, guest stage director, and vocal student Sara Cage.

Champagne Bingo 2018
Champagne Bingo, held Saturday (Jan. 27) at the Southeastern Grand Ballroom, was a blast for a good cause. Over 500 women attended the fundraiser for the Southeastern athletics program. Attendees enjoyed bingo games, raffles, live and silent auctions, door prizes and much more.

Champagne Bingo 2018


The Southeastern basketball, tennis and track teams will all be in action during this week in Southeastern Athletics.
     The Lion men’s basketball team (13-9, 7-2 Southland) is one of four teams tied atop the Southland Conference standings with two league losses and will host a pair of conference contests this week. On Wednesday, SLU welcomes Texas A&M-Corpus Christi for a 7 p.m. contest in the University Center. Central Arkansas comes to town on Saturday for a 5 p.m. game.
     Winners of three of its last four games, the SLU women’s basketball team (4-16, 3-6 Southland) also continues conference play this week. On Wednesday, the Lady Lions will be at Texas A&M-Corpus Christi for a 7 p.m. contest, before hosting Central Arkansas at 2 p.m. on Saturday in the University Center.
     For Wednesday’s men’s game with the Islanders, Southeastern will host the 10th Annual Jam the Jungle. The first 300 SLU students will receive free jambalaya and promotional items courtesy of Southeastern Athletics Student Marketing and Promotions. Southeastern students will also have the opportunity to win prizes at Wednesday’s contest.
     Wednesday is also a Cane’s Challenge at the UC. If the Lions score 60 or more points versus A&M-Corpus Christi, fans can take their game ticket or student coupons to their local participating Raising Cane’s Chicken Fingers by the end of business on Thursday to receive a free combo with the purchase of another of equal or greater value.
     Saturday will be Local Heroes and Military Appreciation Day for the doubleheader versus UCA. All military personnel, first responders and local unit members will receive free admission with valid service ID.
     Junior guard Jaclyn Scholvin will be Saturday’s Spotlight Player of the Game. The first 150 fans at the women’s game will receive a trading card featuring the Mandeville, Louisiana native courtesy of PRIDE.
     Wednesday’s Lions-Islanders men’s game will be televised by Eleven Sports and simulcast on Cox Sports Television. The Southeastern Channel will televise Saturday’s hoops doubleheader. All three television broadcasts this week will be streamed at The Southeastern Channel broadcasts will replay on Cox Sports Television on Sunday with the women’s replay set for 6 p.m. and the men’s replay follows at 8 p.m.
     Both of this week’s women’s games and Saturday’s men’s game will also be broadcast live in the Hammond area on KSLU-FM (90.9), online at and via the TuneIn Radio app.
     The SLU tennis team (0-1) will open the home portion of its spring schedule with a pair of non-conference matches at the Southeastern Tennis Complex. The Lions will host Alcorn State on Saturday and LSU Alexandria on Sunday. First serve for both matches is set for 12 p.m.
     The SLU men’s and women’s track and field teams will compete in a pair of meets to continue the indoor campaign. On Friday, members of the Lions and Lady Lions will be at the LSU Bayou Bengal meet in Baton Rouge. Sunday will see select members of both teams compete in the South Alabama Jaguar Invitational in Mobile, Alabama.
     The Southeastern Louisiana baseball program will host its annual First Pitch Banquet and Alumni Game this week.
     Fifth-year head coach Matt Riser and the Lions will host the First Pitch Banquet, Friday at 6 p.m. at The Event Center – La Maison Celebrazione on the corner of University Ave. and Nashville Ave. (1904 Nashville Ave.) in Hammond.
     The event includes dinner, a cash bar, silent auction, raffle and $2,000 drawdown. Individual seats are $100 and include a raffle book and one drawdown ticket.
     Reserved tables (eight seats per table) are available for $1,000 and includes a raffle book, eight drawdown tickets and banquet recognition.
     In addition to the dinner, silent auction, raffle and drawdown, a senior speaker and presentation of this year's Heart of a Lion Award winner highlight the event.
     Banquet tickets are available online at For further information, contact baseball’s director of operations Taylor Marceaux at (985) 634-1560 or All proceeds from the event benefit the Southeastern baseball program.
     The Lions will host an alumni game Saturday at Pat Kenelly Diamond at Alumni Field. Admission to the scrimmage, which features Southeastern baseball alumni squaring off against the 2018 team, is free. Batting practice begins at 11:30 a.m. and first pitch is slated for 1 p.m.
     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 Allen 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.


JAN 29

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)

JAN 31

Men’s Basketball, vs. Texas A&M-Corpus Christi, University Center, 7 p.m. (Eleven Sports) (Cox Sports Television) (Southland Digital Network)*
            - Jam the Jungle
            - Cane’s Challenge

Women’s Basketball, at Texas A&M-Corpus Christi, Corpus Christi, Texas, 7 p.m. (KSLU)*


Men’s and Women’s Track and Field, at LSU Bayou Bengal, Baton Rouge, All Day

Baseball, First Pitch Banquet, Event Center, 6 p.m.


Men’s Basketball, vs. Central Arkansas, University Center, 5 p.m. (Southeastern Channel) (KSLU)*
            - Local Heroes and Military Appreciation Day
            - Cox Sports Television – Replay on Sunday, Feb. 4 at

8 p.m.

Women’s Basketball, vs. Central Arkansas, University Center, 2 p.m. (Southeastern Channel) (KSLU)*
            - Local Heroes and Military Appreciation Day
            - Jaclyn Scholvin Spotlight Player of the Game
            - Cox Sports Television – Replay on Sunday, Feb. 3 at

6 p.m.

Women’s Tennis, vs. Alcorn State, Southeastern Tennis Complex, 12 p.m.

Baseball, Alumni Game, Pat Kenelly Diamond at Alumni Field, 1 p.m.


Women’s Tennis, vs. LSU Alexandria, Southeastern Tennis Complex, 12 p.m.


Men’s and Women’s Track and Field, at South Alabama Jaguar Invitational, All Day


Southeastern home events in bold.
* - Southland Conference contest


Jerry Parker (Languages and Communication) was among the participants at the 2018 Louisiana Foreign Language Teachers’ Association conference in Shreveport, La. He presented a lecture on action research methodology in the foreign language classroom and led a roundtable discussion on assessment methods in the foreign language classroom.


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