GOLD Council members selected
Hang tag distribution schedule
Convocation set August 10

Four and a half day work week resumes
New faculty open house scheduled

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Southeastern Alumni Association announces GOLD Council
Gold CouncilThe Southeastern Alumni Association recently announced the newly appointed 2018-19 GOLD (Graduates Of the Last Decade) Council members.
     Members include David Cavell of Thibodeaux; Shawn Gatlin of Brooklyn, N.Y.; Michael Kyles, Jr., Marjorie Parker and Yazmyn Smith of Hammond; Chris Mycoskie of McKinney, Tex.; Renee Picou of Livingston; Shane Purvis of Mandeville; Malayne Sharp of Denham Springs; William Takewell of Lexington, Ky.; and Jeremy Troulliet and Rebecca Schnadelbach Troulliet of Ponchatoula.
     Executive Director of Alumni Relations Michelle Biggs said the GOLD Council is dedicated to fostering and sustaining relationships with graduates from Southeastern of the last decade to keep them engaged and actively involved with the university.
     “We were very pleased with the tremendous interest in this new initiative and received 24 outstanding applications, further proving that our young alumni are certainly doing impressive things,” said Biggs. “It was a tough decision, as we ranked the applicants on the basis of their former campus involvement, professional experience and community engagement, taking into consideration a broad representation of class years, geographic location, ethnic diversity, and gender. In the end, we chose 12 individuals who were the best of the best to represent our graduates of the last decade.”
     Biggs said the council advises the Office of Alumni Relations and assists with developing programs and communications tailored to the newest alumni. It also acts to shepherd the development of volunteers and future leaders in ways that deepen their commitment to Southeastern and prepare them for active alumni leadership roles.
     Members are selected from a body of former students who have graduated from Southeastern within the last 10 years. They serve a two-year term with the option of serving two terms.

GOLD COUNCIL MEMBERS ANNOUNCED – The Southeastern Alumni Association announced its 2018-19 GOLD Council members. Seated, from left, are Renee Picou, Yazmyn Smith and Malayne Sharp. Standing, from left, are Chris Mycoskie, Marjorie Parker, Shane Purvis, Michael Kyles and David Cavell. Not pictured are Shawn Gatlin, William Takewell, Jeremy and Rebecca Troulliet.

2018-2019 Faculty/Staff Hang Tag distribution schedule
On Wednesday, Aug. 1, Parking Operations will begin issuing the 2019 Faculty/Staff Hang Tags at its office in Pride Hall. The cost of the 2019 hang tag remains $60 + tax for this academic year.
     In an effort to assist faculty and staff, the following options will be available:
     • Faculty and staff can still purchase hang tags each semester at a cost of $20 + tax per semester.
     • The fee will continue to be prorated for those individuals entering in later semesters in the academic year.
     • Payroll deduction is available to full time Faculty/Staff. If you chose this option last year, your deduction will continue this year without submitting a new form; however, if you do not want to continue with the Payroll Deduction Option, a form (available at the Parking Office) must be completed and submitted to cancel the deduction. The Payroll Deduction Option is for the annual fee + tax and sign-up is between Aug. 1 and Oct. 1 of each academic year. The annual fee + tax will be taken in equal amounts from your paycheck through May 31 of the academic year. Should you terminate before May 31 during the academic year, the remainder of the annual fee + tax will be deducted from your last paycheck.
     • Credit/Debit cards are accepted only at the Parking Office in Pride Hall.

     On Wednesday, Aug. 1, 2018, Parking Operations will visit several buildings on campus to assist those Faculty/Staff with obtaining hang tags. The following are the location and times Parking Staff will be issuing hang tags:
     • Dyson Hall -- 8 to 9:00 a.m. -- File Room
     • Student Union -- 9:30 to 11 a.m. -- 1st Floor West Lounge
     • Physical Plant -- 1 to 2:15 p.m. -- Conference Room
     • Financial Aid Bldg. -- 2:45 to 4:15 p.m. -- Next to Cashier’s Office

     A Vehicle Registration Card (vehicle license plate number must be filled in) will be required. These are available at the Parking Office.      New enrollees for Payroll Deduction are required to fill out and sign the Parking Fee Payroll Deduction Form in the presence of a Parking staff member. We are asking that individuals paying for the hang tags with a check, write your W# on the check. If paying with cash, have the exact amount of cash, as we will not have change for everyone.
     PLEASE NOTE: It is University Policy to present a Faculty/Staff ID to obtain a Southeastern Parking hangtag. The white vehicle registration card must include the current vehicle license plate number that the employee drives and will park on campus. Visit Parking Operations’ web page to review information concerning parking on campus.
     Call Parking Operations at 549-5695 with any questions.  

Convocation scheduled August 10
Southeastern will launch the 2018-2019 academic year with its annual fall convocation of faculty and staff on Friday, Aug. 10, beginning at 11 a.m. in the Student Union Ballroom.
     Included in the program will be the traditional presentation of the University’s highest faculty and staff honors - the President’s Awards for Excellence - as well as the presentation of service awards to faculty and staff who have been with the University from 25 to 40 years. Also to be recognized are new faculty and staff, faculty tenure and promotions, and donors who have established newly endowed professorships and scholarships.
     The traditional picnic lunch, in the same location, will immediately follow the morning’s ceremonies.

Four-and-a-half-day work week resumes
Southeastern will return to a four-and-a-half-day work week for the fall beginning Monday, Aug. 6.
     Southeastern will operate Monday through Thursday, from 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday hours of operation are 7:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
     Not affected by the schedule change is the university’s Southeast Louisiana Business Center at 1514 Martens Drive in Hammond.
     The university will be closed Monday, Sept. 3, in observance of Labor Day, and on Thursday, Oct. 4, and Friday, Oct. 5, for fall break.  Classes for the fall semester begin Aug. 15.

Sponsored Research and Programs to host new faculty open house
The Office of Sponsored Research and Programs will host an open house on Thursday, Aug. 9, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. in 212 East Strawberry Stadium.
     Meet the staff, other faculty and learn how to get involved in research, creative and scholarly activities at Southeastern. Attendees can also register for door prizes.
     For more information, contact email or call 549-5312.


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Dr. Debra Jo Hailey (Teaching and Learning), along with colleague Dr. Michelle Fazio-Brunson of Northwestern State University, presented “Professional Dispositions: Pre-Service Teachers Help Develop Their Own Curriculum” at the National Association of Early Childhood Teacher Educators Summer Conference in Austin, Tex. on June 11.

     William B. Robison (History and Political Science) presented a paper titled “Doppelgängers, Flatulence, and Old Northumberland: The Subversive Humor of Mark Twain’s Tudors” as part of a panel on “Irreverent Twain” at the Humor in American Conference, a joint meeting of the American Humor Studies Association and the Mark Twain Circle of America held at Roosevelt University in Chicago July 12-14. He also has a chapter in the newly published volume, The Palgrave Handbook of Shakespeare’s Queens, edited by Valerie Schutte and Kavita Mudan Finn: “The Bard, the Bride, and the Muse Bemused: Katherine of Valois on Film in Shakespeare’s Henry V.”


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