Ceramics Club pottery sale set Nov. 26-27
The Southeastern Ceramics Club will hold its fall pottery sale Nov. 26-27 from 9 a.m.
to 2 p.m. in front of the Student Union.
The club was organized to help Southeastern art students sell and promote their work,
and money raised in the sale will be used to help fund visiting artists and awards
For more information, call 549-2193.
Southeastern choirs to give choral performance Nov. 29
The Southeastern Bella Voce, Concert Choir, University Chorus, and Northshore Choral
Society will present “And Suddenly… A Jazz Holiday,” an evening of holiday carols
in preparation of the holiday season, on Nov. 29.
Sponsored by the Department of Music and Performing Arts, the free performance
is scheduled for 7:30 p.m. at First Baptist Church, located at 401 W. Morris in Hammond.
Director of Choral Activities Alissa Mercurio Rowe will conduct the choirs.
“The concert includes a lovely holiday program with many festive carols that
the audience will know. We are featuring a number of solos and asking the audience
to sing along,” said Rowe. “It should get everyone in the holiday spirit.”
The concert begins with “The Christmas Song” and also includes “Have Yourself
A Merry Little Christmas,” “Jingle Bells,” “We Need A Little Christmas,” “White Christmas,”
“Infant Holy, Infant Lowly,” “Ding Dong Glory Christmas Rag,” “Away in a Manger,”
“Once In Royal David’s City,” “Silent Night,” “We Three Kings,” “In the Bleak Midwinter,”
“Personent Hodie,” “Go Tell It On The Mountain,” and “And Suddenly.”
Audience members are invited to sing along to “Angels We Have Heard on High”
and “Deck the Halls.”
For more information on the concert, contact the Department of Music and Performing
Arts at 549-2184.
Southeastern Nursing, Health Sciences to host Canines and Cupcakes
Southeastern’s College of Nursing and Health Sciences is hosting a dog-gone good time
for a “pawsatively” worthy cause – its first ever Canines and Cupcakes fundraiser.
Scheduled Dec. 1 from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m., the event for canines and their owners will
take place at Southeastern’s Kinesiology Building, located at 400 Mane St.
Dean of the College of Nursing and Health Sciences Ann Carruth said the event
is not only a fundraiser for the Nursing and Health Sciences Foundation to promote
student educational activities, but it also serves as a stress reliever for students
as final exams approach. Families planning or considering getting a dog over the holidays
are also encouraged to attend and learn about dog ownership.
“Join us for a fun-filled day of yoga, with mats provided, games, paw and law
prints, photos with Roomie and the Grinch and, of course, cupcake decorating at our
cupcake station. Although the cupcakes will be baked for human consumption, we will
leave it up to the owners who ultimately gets to enjoy them,” she said. “Attendees
can bring their canine companions for some exercise, fun activities, and demonstrations
throughout the event.”
Activities include demonstrations by Southeastern’s Communication Sciences and
Disorders Department of animal assisted therapy used to improve communication; dog-training
techniques courtesy of Dog Gone Right, LLC; education on heart worm prevention from
Crosspoint Veterinary Hospital; and safe food handling instruction, especially during
the holidays, by Northshore Technical Community College’s Vet Tech Program. Hammond
Police will also be on hand to fingerprint children, along with volunteers to help
paw print dogs.
Also planned is a costume contest at 10 a.m. that will award prizes for the following:
best Christmas character portrayal (human and canine); best use of Christmas colors
(human and canine); best doggie Christmas character (canine only); most Christmas
look-alike (human and canine); and ugliest Christmas sweater (human only).
Vendors for dog-themed shopping, paw print face painting, a kissing booth where
attendees can volunteer their dogs to give kisses, games and music are included in
the day’s activities as well, Carruth said.
Rounding out the day is a pet parade at 10:30 a.m. (floats optional) through Friendship
Circle. The route will begin at the Kinesiology Building breezeway then continue through
the Student Union, around Friendship Circle and back. The day will conclude with the
announcement of the costume contest winners and door prizes at 11:30 a.m.
Sponsors of the event include the following: All Barn New, Aramark, Bark Box,
Big Frog, Connie’s Impressions, Crosspoint Beterinary Hospital – Dr. Christie McHughes
(SLU alumna), Cypress Standup Paddleboards and Yoga, Denise Austin Pottery, Dog Gone
Right, Downtown Yoga, Farm Bureau – Malcolm Fitzhugh (alumnus), North Oaks Health
System, Pennington Student Activity Center, Royal Pets, Southeastern Bookstore, and
Vendors participating include the following: All Barn New, Nature’s Nest: Young
Living Essential Oils, Portraits for Pits: Custom Pet Portraits, and United Way.
Cost to attend the event is $20 per family with a canine, $10 per family without
a canine, or $5 for those who cannot attend but would like to donate in honor of their
Registration for Canines and Cupcakes is available at caninesandcupcakes.eventbrite.com.
In case of inclement weather, the event will move inside.
For more information, contact the Department of Nursing and Health Sciences at
549-3772 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Department of Teaching and Learning Residency Program highlighted
In October 2016, the Louisiana Board of Elementary and Secondary Education (BESE),
with support from the Louisiana Board of Regents (BoR), adopted landmark regulations
to expand yearlong residencies and competency-based curricula statewide for teacher
preparation programs. By July 2018, all teacher preparation programs in Louisiana
will include a yearlong residency alongside an expert mentor, and all preparation
programs will include a competency-based curriculum that will provide teacher candidates
with the knowledge and skills needed in order to be prepared for their first years
The residency program designed by the Southeastern’s Department of Teaching and
Learning was recently highlighted by local television station WYES for its year-long
student teaching residency. The documentary focused on the reciprocal relationship
between mentors and teacher candidates and also highlighted how the program enhances
the overall relationships between the university and school districts.
“The show also focused on how this process will assist with addressing the teacher
shortage,” said Department of Teaching and Learning Transition Coordinator Jordan
WYES filmed on Southeastern’s campus at the Southeastern Laboratory School in
Bethany Dowdy’s Kindergarten classroom with resident Destini Hano and Site Coordinator,
Dr. Letitia Walters. The program can be seen at https://www.wyes.org/tv/teaching/.
Southeastern Symphony Orchestra to present concert Nov. 28
The Southeastern Symphony Orchestra will present its final fall concert in Pottle
Music Auditorium Nov. 28. Titled “A Celebration of Talent,” the free concert is scheduled
at 7:30 p.m. and features the winners of the Community Music School Concerto Competition
as soloists. Violin Professor and Orchestra Director Victor Correa-Cruz will serve
CMS members performing solos in the concert are Emma Cecchini of Denham Springs,
Anna Johnson of Hammond, Kelsey Jones of Albany, Alana Saenz and Brennan Saenz of
“We have the joy of introducing our youngest soloists, a talented group of violinists
who are being trained at the Southeastern Community Music School. This will be a major
challenge in their developing careers, as well as a valuable experience that will
bring them artistic and professional growth,” Correa-Cruz said. “This is the beginning
of what is intended to be a long-lasting collaboration between our pre-college program
and the Southeastern Symphony Orchestra.”
Correa-Cruz said the symphony will perform pieces by Vivaldi, Kuchler, Mozart
and Grieg in a wide selection of music, covering a musical repertoire from the Baroque
to the Romantic eras, and features international guest clarinetist Vanguel Tangarov.
“Dr. Tangarov is an associate professor of clarinet at Texas State University
and artistic director and founder of the annual international clarinet event ‘Texas
State Clarinet Fiesta,’” said Correa-Cruz. “He performs as principal clarinetist for
the Austin Opera, Mid-Texas Symphony, and Victoria Symphony orchestras. He has also
performed in more than 20 countries on four continents, winning positive critical
The orchestra will present Kuchler’s Concertino for Violin in D Major Op. 15;
Vivaldi’s Concerto for two Violins in A Minor Op. 3, No. 8; Mozart’s Overture to “Le
Nozze di Figaro” K. 492 and Concerto for Clarinet in A Major K. 622; and Grieg’s “Peer
Gynt” Suites No. 1 and 2.
For more information about the concert, contact the Department of Music and Performing
Arts at 549-2184.
SOUTHEASTERN SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA TO PERFORM - The Southeastern Symphony Orchestra will present its final fall concert Nov. 28.
Titled “A Celebration of Talent,” the free concert is scheduled in Pottle Music Auditorium
at 7.30 p.m. Associate Professor of Clarinet at Texas State University Vanguel Tangarov
will be featured as international guest clarinetist.
Southeastern vocalists claim awards at Louisiana competition
Ten Southeastern vocal performance students and one alumnus were finalists – including
four first place winners – at the Louisiana Chapter of the National Association of
Teachers of Singing (NATS) competition held recently at Northwestern State University
Sara Cage of Baton Rouge was the first student in Southeastern history to receive
three first place awards at the competition in the senior women’s division, Hall Johnson
spiritual category, and upper level music theater-women. Cage also received the Governor’s
Award as the most promising student at the competition.
Also receiving first place nods were William Dopp of Independence, sophomore
men; Caitlyn Rodrigue of Thibodaux, sophomore women; and Joshua Staes of Baton Rouge,
older advanced men.
Other students recognized at the competition include the following: Andrew Butler
of River Ridge, second place sophomore men; Cody Sires, now a Southeastern alumnus
of Violet, second place older student adult women and men; Alfred Harper of New Orleans,
third place junior men; Jody Bennett of Hammond, fourth place junior men; Ryan Blanchfield
of Hammond, fourth place younger advanced men; Camryn Rodrigue of Thibodaux fourth
place sophomore women; and Brennan Simmons of Hammond, honorable mention senior men.
The auditions were judged by voice teachers from the NATS Louisiana Chapter.
Students participated in lectures and master classes as part of the conference.
Members of the Southeastern voice faculty who contributed to conference events
included Jennifer Sciortino Mouledous, Joy Ratliff, Alissa Rowe, Stephen Rushing and
Kay Wainwright Schepker.
STUDENTS WIN ACCOLADES AT COMPETITION – Southeastern vocal performance students recently received accolades at the Louisiana
Chapter of the National Association of Teachers of Singing (NATS) competition. Pictured,
from left, are Joshua Staes, William Dopp, Alfred Harper, Andrew Butler, Jody Bennett,
Ryan Blanchfield, Sara Cage, Caitlyn Rodrigue, Cody Sires (alumnus) and Camryn Rodrigue.
Southeastern Sales Program announces new sponsorship with Rite-Hite
Rite-Hite has made a donation to become a bronze level business sponsor for the Professional
Sales program at Southeastern. The Professional Sales program is a competitive, hands-on
program designed to prepare students to be successful in the sales profession.
Rite-Hite is a world leader in the manufacture, sale, and service of loading
dock equipment, industrial doors, safety barriers, HVLS fans, industrial curtain walls,
and more - all designed to improve safety, security, productivity, energy savings,
and environmental control.
For information about Southeastern’s Sales program, visit southeastern.edu/sales
or contact April Kemp at email@example.com or 549-2277.
SALES PROGRAM RECEIVES SPONSOR - Pictured, from left, are Tará Lopez, Sales Program faculty member; Assistant Dean
of the College of Business Jay Johnson; Rite-Hite Recruiting Coordinator Liz Smith;
and April Kemp, Sales Program faculty member.
Southeastern hosts regional nursing meeting
The 2018 Regional Nursing School event, sponsored by the Northshore Healthcare Alliance,
was held Nov. 14, on the Southeastern campus.
Nearly 700 nursing students from Delgado/Charity School of Nursing, Northshore
Technical Community College, and the Southeastern School of Nursing gathered to hear
important information about current nursing best practices in the hospital setting
from national Premier speaker Paul Green. The students were also able to meet directly
with local workforce representatives and nursing recruiters from the five NHA member
The event marks the second such successful educational and employer collaboration
of its kind held in the Northshore region.
Above: Pictured, from left, are Executive Director of Northshore Healthcare Alliance Sharon
Landry, Dean of the College of Nursing Ann Carruth, Vice-President of Premier Performance
Paul Green, Department Head of Southeastern’s School of Nursing Eileen Creel, Executive
Dean of Delgado Charity School of Nursing Cheryl Myers, NTCC Associate Provost: Health
Sciences and Nursing Ken Tillman, and President/CEO North Oaks Health System Michele