Southeastern retirees honored
Jazz Combo and Trio to present concert
Cavell to deliver women's history lecture
UL System Day scheduled April 11

Pocket Safety Guides available

Alumni seeks board nominations

Guitar Ensemble to perform April 9 & 10

Campbell Conference hosted by CSD

Tech Connect Career Fair held

ByLion takes a break

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Southeastern in the News
This Week in Athletics
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Southeastern retirees honored

Southeastern retirees

Southeastern recognized its 2017-18 retirees last week with a reception in their honor. Southeastern President John L. Crain said the 43 retirees represented 980 years of service, with five employees with 30 or more years of service.
     Pictured seated from left are: Wanda Evans, Educational Opportunity Center; Cynthia Elliott, Teaching and Learning; Victoria Mocsary, History and Political Science; Mary Linton, Chemistry and Physics; Barbara Forrest, History and Political Science; Laura Campbell, Center for Faculty Excellence; Donna Methvien, Client Services; Paige Bacile, Client Mobility; and Tara Laborde, Financial Aid. Standing, from left, are President Crain; Charles Dranguet, History and Political Science; Jeanne Burns, College of Education; Wendy Siegel, Teaching and Learning; Rene Abadie, University Marketing and Communications; Lorinda Sealy, Nursing; Ronald Daniels, Athletics; Jeanne Cope, Facility Planning; and Jim McHodgkins, Student Affairs.

Southeastern’s University Jazz Combo and Faculty Jazz Trio to present concert
The Southeastern Jazz Combo and Faculty Jazz Trio will present a joint concert on Wednesday, March 28, at 7:30 p.m., in Pottle Music Building Recital Hall. The concert is free and open to the public.
     Under the direction of John Madere, lecturer of double bass, the University Jazz Combo will present a program that includes “Alabama” by John Coltrane; “Tangerine” by Victor Schertzinger and Johnny Mercer; “Pushing 3” by Madere; and “Sandu” by Clifford Brown.
     The Faculty Jazz Trio consists of Michael Brothers, drums, Vasil Cvetkov, piano, and Madere, bass. The program includes “Nutville” by Horace Silver; “Whisper Not” by Benny Golson; “How Deep Is The Ocean” by Irving Berlin; “Rhythm-A-Ning” by Thelonious Monk and “One Five” by Madere.
     For more information, contact the Department of Music and Performing Arts at 549-2184.


UL System Day at the Capitol set April 11


UL System Day at the Capitol


Southeastern faculty and staff are invited to ULS Day at the Capitol on Wednesday, April 11. This annual celebration of the nine UL System Institutions shows Legislators and decision makers the impact of higher education in our region as we advocate for the future.
     Wear your green and gold for the group photo on the Capitol steps. Lunch will be provided. For more information or to sign up for a possible shuttle ride, visit

Southeastern Alumni Association seeks board member nominations
The Southeastern Alumni Association is seeking energetic, action-oriented volunteers to serve on the Alumni Association Board of Directors.
     Executive Director of Alumni Relations Michelle Biggs said board members commit their time and expertise to fulfill the association’s mission of strengthening ties between the university, alumni and community.
     “The board is comprised of a wide range of individuals who represent the entire alumni base. Each member serves a two-year term, and their job is to assist in promoting the mission of the Alumni Association in tandem with that of Southeastern,” said Biggs. “They promote pride, help in student recruitment efforts, act as mentors, preserve traditions of the university and encourage active membership in the association.”
     Biggs said in order to be eligible to serve on the board, individuals must be dues paying members of the Southeastern Alumni Association and in good standing; demonstrate involvement, support and commitment to Southeastern; possess the ability and willingness to give time and resources to support the association; possess the ability to effectively collaborate in a team environment; have effective verbal and written communication skills; and have a personal interest in Southeastern, its students, alumni and the community.
     Alumni Association Board nomination packets are due to the Alumni Center by April 6. Packets consist of a completed nomination form; a copy of the nominee’s resume, CV, LinkedIn Profile, or similar professional summary; and optional letters of support from individuals other than the nominator. Nomination forms are available at
     Self-nominations are also acceptable, Biggs said.
     For more information, contact the Alumni Association at 549-2150.

CSD hosts Campbell Conference

Campbell Conference speaker


Communication Sciences and Disorders hosted its annual Campbell Conference March 16 at Southeastern. Nearly 200 local speech-language pathologists were in attendance. Dr. Kenneth Bleile presented From Brain to Speech: A Late 8 Update.”

ByLion takes a break
Due to spring break, there will be no ByLion next week. ByLion will return on April 9.

Samantha Cavell

Cavell featured in Women's History Month lecture 
Samantha Cavell of the Department of History and Political Science will deliver a lecture titled “How the Women of Bletchley Park Cracked Enigma and Sank the Bismarck” on March 28, at 1 p.m., in the Student Union Theatre.
     Cavell is visiting professor of history and the author of “Midshipmen and Quarterdeck Boys in the British Navy, 1771-1831.”


Pocket Safety Guide 

Southeastern Pocket Safety Guides available
As a reminder, Southeastern offers faculty, staff and students pocket safety guides as a tool to use for emergency situations. The free pocket guides are available in room 2409 of the Student Union. Pick up one today.

Southeastern presents Guitar Ensemble concerts April 9 and 10
The Southeastern Guitar Ensemble will present its spring concerts April 9 and 10 at 7:30 p.m. Both concerts are set to take place in Pottle Auditorium and are free and open to the public.
     Featuring music for two, three, four and 10 guitars, the April 9 program includes music from the Italian Renaissance, German Baroque, French Romantic and 20th Century Spanish repertoire. 
     “This concert represents the students’ efforts to perform guitar music at its most sophisticated level in our culture. The guitar obviously is prevalent in all forms of popular music, but the guitar curriculum at the college level deals with the history, cultural diversity, and dynamic technical issues of the instrument,” said Guitar Ensemble Director Patrick Kerber. “The students not only perform on the guitar, they also study the instrument. The end result is beautiful music performed on multiple guitars.”
     The annual All Styles Night concert will take place April 10. This concert features popular music performed on guitar in a variety of settings, including solos and small groups. The program is composed of original compositions, folk, pop, jazz, and classical selections performed as instrumental music and in song.
     “The musicians in this program will feature guitar majors, non-music majors, and non-music faculty, including Sims Library Reference Librarian/Instructor Ben Bell, and members of the popular Impaired Faculties rock band,” Kerber added. “This is a chance for people to enjoy the guitar as a true ‘crossover’ instrument. As always, there will be something for everyone.”
     For more information, contact Kerber at 549-2886 or

Tech Connect Career Fair

Student from Nigeria

CONNECTING STUDENTS WITH EMPLOYERS – Industrial technology senior Samson Ajayi, right, from Nigeria, discusses a possible career at DXC Technology with company representative Jonee Love at Southeastern’s Department of Computer Science and Industrial Technology’s fifth annual Tech-Connect Career Fair held Wednesday (March 21). Over 35 employers participated in the fair this year, which was co-sponsored by Southeastern’s Office of Career Services.


Baton Rouge Advocate
Southeastern Louisiana vocalists claim awards at Louisiana competition

Livingston chamber hosting business startup seminar

U.S. Poet Laureate will take part in program at SLU in Hammond on Monday


Spring Break
Friday, March 30 - Friday, April 6

Scholars Orientation for Scholarship Recipients
Thursday, April 5

Optional Testing Date for Scholars Orientation attendees
Friday, April 6

Priority Registration for Summer and Fall 2018 Classes
Monday, April 9 - Friday, April 13

Academic Checkpoint II for Spring Term II session
Thursday, April 12

Lion Pride Preview
Friday, April 13

Refer a student
Do you know a high school student who will be taking the ACT soon?  If so, please encourage them to list Southeastern as one of their four score recipients (code is 1608). ACT scores are then sent directly to us, which allows for more strategic recruitment opportunities. The next national ACT testing dates are April 14 and June 9.

Lion Pride Preview
If you are the parent or grandparent of a current high school student, please encourage them to attend one of our university showcase events, Lion Pride Preview. Our next Lion Pride Preview is scheduled for Friday, April 13. We would love to roll out the green and gold carpet for your high school student! Registration is easy – simply click here to reserve a space. 


The Southeastern baseball, softball, tennis, golf and track teams will all be in action during this week in Southeastern Athletics.
     The SLU baseball team (18-9, 7-2 Southland) will open the week at home, hosting Tulane at 6 p.m. at Pat Kenelly Diamond at Alumni Field. Southeastern will then head to Lake Charles for a three-game Southland Conference series at McNeese. The series opens with a 6 p.m. contest on Thursday, continues on Friday at 6 p.m. and concludes on Saturday at 3 p.m.
     The Lady Lion softball team (19-12, 6-3 Southland) will also be on the road for a Southland Conference series this week. SLU opens a three-game league series at Lamar with a 4 p.m. doubleheader on Friday and concludes on Saturday with a 3 p.m. contest.
     The Southeastern tennis team (5-9, 2-4 Southland) has a pair of conference road matches on tap this week. On Friday, the Lions travel to Incarnate Word before closing the trip on Saturday at Texas A&M-Corpus Christi. First serve for both matches is set for noon.
     The SLU golf team returns to the course this week. The Lions continue their spring season on Monday and Tuesday at the Lake Charles Invitational. Live scoring for the tournament will be accessible on the golf schedule page at
     The Southeastern track and field teams will participate in two meets this week. A segment of Lions and Lady Lions will compete in the Texas Relays, scheduled for Wednesday through Saturday in Austin, Texas. On Friday and Saturday, other Lions and Lady Lions will be in Hattiesburg, Mississippi for the USM Invitational.
     Tuesday’s baseball game will feature Fireworks at the Pat. In addition, it will be Faculty and Staff Appreciation Night at Alumni Field, as all SLU faculty and staff will receive discounted admission by presenting a valid ID.
     Tuesday is also a Cane’s Challenge night. If the Lions score four or more runs, fans can take their game ticket or student coupon to their local participating Raising Cane’s Chicken Fingers to receive a free combo with the purchase of another of equal or greater value.
     The Southeastern baseball games this week will be heard live in the Hammond area on KSLU-FM (90.9), online at and via the Radio FX and TuneIn Radio apps.
     LionVision subscribers will be able to access live video streams of Tuesday’s baseball game at Links to live video, provided by Lamar, for the SLU-Lamar softball series will be accessible on the softball schedule page at
     The Matt Riser Show presented by North Oaks Health System continues Monday at Buddies’ Bar & Grill on N. Morrison Blvd. Hosted by Allen Waddell, the weekly show airs Mondays throughout the rest of the season at 7 p.m. on flagship station KSLU 90.9 FM, in addition to Southeastern Sports Radio Network affiliates Kajun 107.1 FM, the Highway 104.7 FM and WFPR 1400 AM.
     The show is also available through the Radio FX and TuneIn Radio apps, online at, or through Southeastern’s Facebook page, /SLUathletics.



 Golf, at Lake Charles Invitational, Lake Charles, 8:30 a.m.
Baseball, Matt Riser Show, Buddies’ Bar & Grill, 7 p.m. (KSLU 90.9 FM, Kajun 107.1 FM, The Highway 104.7 FM, WFPR 1400 AM)


Baseball, vs. Tulane, Alumni Field, 6 p.m. (KSLU) (LionVision)
     - Fireworks at the Pat
     - Faculty and Staff Appreciation Night
     - Cane’s Challenge
Golf, at Lake Charles Invitational, Lake Charles, 8 a.m.


Men’s and Women’s Track and Field, at Texas Relays, Austin, Texas, All Day


Baseball, at McNeese, Lake Charles, 6 p.m. (KSLU)*
Men’s and Women’s Track and Field, at Texas Relays, Austin, Texas, All Day


Baseball, at McNeese, Lake Charles, 6 p.m. (KSLU)*
Softball, at Lamar (DH), Beaumont, Texas, 4 p.m.*
Tennis, at Incarnate Word, San Antonio, Texas, 12 p.m.*
Men’s and Women’s Track and Field, at Texas Relays, Austin, Texas, All Day
Men’s and Women’s Track and Field, at Southern Miss Invitational, Hattiesburg, Miss., All Day


Baseball, at McNeese, Lake Charles, 3 p.m. (KSLU)*
Softball, at Lamar, Beaumont, Texas, 3 p.m.*
Tennis, at Texas A&M-Corpus Christi, Corpus Christi, Texas, 12 p.m.*
Men’s and Women’s Track and Field, at Texas Relays, Austin, Texas, All Day
Men’s and Women’s Track and Field, at Southern Miss Invitational, Hattiesburg, Miss., All Day

Southeastern home events in bold.
* - Southland Conference contest


Francis P. Broussard (English Dept.) gave a talk on the archaeology of the Florida Parishes, along with a display of local artifacts, to members of the Christwood Retirement Community on March 20.

     Dr. Paula S. Currie (Communication Sciences and Disorders) has been selected by the Council on Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech-Language-Pathology (CAA) to continue service as a CAA site visitor as an Academic Faculty in Speech-Language Pathology.


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