Southeastern to celebrate Women’s History Month
Southeastern’s Department of History and Political Science will host Women’s History
Month this spring with a free lecture series.
“Held in conjunction with The Pelican State Goes to War: Louisiana in World War
II, a National World War II Museum special exhibit, this series incorporates in 2018
all lectures sponsored by the Department of History and Political Science, supported
by the College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences, Department of Languages and
Communication, and Center for Southeast Louisiana Studies,” said Bill Robison, head
of the Department of History and Political Science. “We have a diverse and interesting
list of presentations this year. We encourage everyone to join us in celebrating Women’s
The lecture scheduled this week features Kimberly Guise, curator and assistant
director of collections at the National World War II Museum. Guise will discuss women
and shipbuilding in New Orleans during World War II on March 14 at 11 a.m. in the
Student Union Theatre.
The Big Event seeks businesses, organizations for service projects
Students at Southeastern are looking to add area businesses, churches and organizations
to their list of job sites for the annual community service day called The Big Event.
Sponsored by the Student Government Association, The Big Event sponsors teams
of students who participate in a day of voluntary community service in Hammond and
the surrounding area. Now in its eighth year, The Big Event is scheduled for Saturday,
April 21, from 9 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. In the case of inclement weather on April 21, a
make-up rain date of April 28 has been reserved.
Litter removal, painting, landscaping and other activities at churches and non-profit
organizations are the typical jobs handled by hundreds of students who participate
in The Big Event each year.
Since students provide their own transportation, job sites should be within 25
minutes of the Hammond campus. Job sites must also have a contact person on location
to supervise the work.
The registration deadline for organizations to be included in The Big Event is
March 20, and there is no charge to register as a job site. Organizations can
get more information or sign up to provide a job site by visiting the web site southeastern.edu/bigevent.
Orientation Leaders to present at Southern Regional Orientation Workshop
Four of Southeastern’s 32 Orientation Leaders will be presenting at this year’s Southern
Regional Orientation Workshop in Orlando, Fla, March 16-18.
Orientation Leaders Karley Bordelon, DeJuan James, Cheyenne Weaver, and Buffy
Baker will present “In a galaxy far, far, away: Understanding the story behind each
The presentation will cover how to form a connection with multiple personalities
and backgrounds and how to fight for each and every student. Participants will learn
how to be selfless and truly understand the meaning of being an orientation leader.
Through an interactive presentation involving games, pictures, videos, music, and
multiple deep-questioning and evaluating exercises, participants will be challenged
to think outside of normal orientation routines.
Teaching and Learning to lead service learning collaboration
Dr. Debra Jo Hailey and Dr. Stacy Garcia will lead Southeastern early childhood education
teacher candidates in a service learning collaboration with Tangipahoa schools and
Tangipahoa Early Childhood Network to present the fourth annual “Once Upon a Time
in the Park” family literacy festival.
The festival is designed to engage young children in literature and extension
activities while also encouraging parents to read to their toddlers and preschoolers
daily. The family event will take place at the Michael J. Kenney Recreation Center
on West Coleman Avenue next to Zemurray Park on Saturday, April 14, from 10 a.m. to
Interested volunteers may send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org for more information. Volunteers will be issued a certificate of service on site.
Retiree Reception scheduled March 20
Please make plans to attend a reception honoring our 2017-2018 retirees on Tuesday,
March 20, at 2 p.m. at the Alumni Center.
Those being honored include the following: Rene Abadie, Victoria Alford, Gwendolyn
Autin, Paige Bacile, Jeanne Burns, Laura Campbell, Jeanne Cope, Ronald Daniels, James
De Franceschi, Charles Dranguet, Cynthia Elliott, Wanda Evans, Barbara Forrest, Darlene
Guillot, Dalzire Hebert, Karen Hill, Susan Holden, Debra Jackson, Shirley Jacob, Debora
Johnson, Kathy Johnson, Linda Johnson, Kevin Knudsen, Mary Koppenol, Tara Laborde,
Mary Linton, Williard Lucien, Joyce McDonald, James McHodgkins, Donna Methvien, Brian
O'Callaghan, Cecelia Palumbo, Joseph Patti, Stephen Sanders, Lorinda Sealey, Wendy
Siegel, Nancy Spearman, Maria Vargas, Victoria Mocsary, Melissa Wafer and Barbara
Southeastern student earns national OSH&E scholarship
A Southeastern junior majoring in occupational safety, health and environment has
been awarded a national scholarship from the Board of Certified Safety Professionals.
Daniel Cuevas of Ponchatoula received the $5,000 award based upon his cumulative
grade point average, a submitted essay on why he entered the program, and his commitment
to obtaining professional certification upon his graduation.
Cuevas is a member of the American Society of Safety Engineers, serves as the
director of risk management for Delta Tau Delta fraternity, and is president of the
Catholic Student Association.
When asked what first attracted him to the OSH&E field, Cuevas cited a family
“A family friend from church worked in this field his whole life,” he said. “He
was constantly talking to me about it, and it piqued my interest.”
The Southeastern OSH&E program was recently ranked among the top 20 best values
in OSHE programs in the country by the website collegevaluesonline.com. The ranking
is based on quality of academics; value, which includes tuition affordability and
financial aid; and the calculated average return on investment data, a guide to the
success of students graduating from the program.
The OSH&E program is nationally accredited by the Applied and Natural Science
Accreditation Commission of ABET, Inc. The program grew from a two-year associate’s
degree program to a four-year bachelor of science program following considerable input
from managers at area industries who reported a significant need for safety, health
and environmental professionals. The program prepares students for a variety of positions,
including roles of environmental safety and health specialists and safety supervisors.
Southeastern students to host farmers market March 21
The Southeastern student organization Reconnect is hosting a farmers market on March
21 in front of the Student Union from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Sponsored by the Sociology and Criminal Justice Department, the market will feature
locally grown produce, pies, jams, cookies, coffee, soaps, arts and crafts, live music
“Reconnect is having the biggest Farmer’s Market so far with more students and
organizations involved,” said Reconnect President Diana Taj, a biological sciences
major from Kenner. “All faculty, students, and friends are welcome to come out and
see all of Hammond’s local vendors.”
Student vendors are encouraged to participate in the market by emailing Farmer’s
Market Intern Ta’Lynn Belle at email@example.com. A table is provided at no charge.
A student environmental club, Reconnect participates in the Real Food Challenge,
a national effort among college students to promote the use of locally grown, healthy
and sustainable food products.
For more information, contact Taj at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Southeastern Students’ Research, Creative, and Scholarly Activities Showcase scheduled
Southeastern’s Office of Sponsored Research and Programs invites undergraduate and
graduate students to participate in the Student Research, Creative, and Scholarly
Activities Showcase on April 17 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Student Union Grand Ballroom.
This non-competitive event will display conference posters, publications, and
other visual presentations. All disciplines are welcome.
Participating students -- and if feasible, their faculty advisors -- should be
present for an hour or two during the five-hour showcase to discuss their displays
and to advocate for the future participation of Southeastern students in research,
creative, and scholarly pursuits.
The application deadline is Wednesday, April 11.
For more information and to register a presentation click here.