Fanfare begins its final act
Faculty and staff participate in conference
Channel to air new FPC episode

Teaching and Learning presents session
Students honored with Emmys

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Fanfare logoMusic and lectures highlight Fanfare’s final act
A music concert and lectures highlight the final days of Fanfare, Southeastern’s annual fall arts festival.
     Fanfare’s finale begins on Monday, Oct. 29, with the first of two final lectures in the Louisiana Journeys: A Local History Series. James M. Perrin’s “James B. Clarke and the Founding of Ponchatoula” is set for 6:30 p.m. in the Ponchatoula Library.
     A native and long-term resident of Ponchatoula, Perrin has authored numerous articles on local history and genealogy that have appeared in local newspapers over the past 20 years.
     On Oct. 31 at 1 p.m., Department Head of History and Political Science William Robison will present the final Then and Now Lecture “Black Cats, Gold Bugs, Madmen and Ravens: Edgar Allen Poe in Prose, Poetry, and Film.”
     “The free, more-or-less annual Halloween lecture returns with the usual mix of scholarship, silliness, surprises, and sweets as Bill Robison examines the strange, sad life of Edgar Allen Poe, his macabre prose and poetry, his legacy in high art and popular culture, and films based on his works, especially those directed by Roger Corman and starring the inimitably creepy Vincent Price with guest appearances by Boris Karloff and Peter Lorre,” said Columbia Theatre Fanfare Director Roy Blackwood. “Weird things are bound to happen. Costumes, especially based on Poe’s characters, are welcome.”
     Sims Memorial Library and Friends of Sims Library will host Wine with Friends on Friday, Nov. 2, at 6:30 p.m. in Sims Library on the second floor. The annual fund raising event offers food and wine pairings and a silent auction with prizes ranging from artworks, gift baskets, and wine to crafts, event tickets, and wine accessories. Now in its 10th year, the tasting includes live music and door prizes and has become a sell-out event, Blackwood said. Tickets are $35 and can be purchased online at or via check payable to Southeastern Foundation, SLU 10896, Hammond, LA 70402.
     Columbia Theatre for the Performing Arts will present Missoula Children’s Theatre in Alice in Wonderland, an original adaptation based on Lewis Carroll’s “Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland” and “Through the Looking Glass” on Saturday, Nov. 3, at 2 p.m.
     “The story begins with Alice following a rabbit to a strange and wonderful place,” Blackwood said. “In the course of her adventures, Alice meets the King and Queen of Hearts, the Knave and the rest of the suit of cards, a giant caterpillar, the Chesire Cat, Tweedle Dee and Tweedle Dum, the March Hare, the Mad Hatter, and many other characters form the classic story.”
     Tickets for Alice in Wonderland are $17 adults and $12 children and are available at the Columbia/Fanfare box office, 220 E. Thomas Street, 543-4371. The box office is open Monday through Friday from 11 a.m. - 4 p.m. and one hour prior to Columbia performances.
     The last lecture in the Louisiana Journeys: A Local History Series is scheduled Monday, Nov. 5. Antoinette Harrell will present “Images of America: African Americans in Tangipahoa and St. Helena parishes at 6:30 p.m. in the Amite Branch Library. Harrell celebrates and documents the priceless images of African American people in the two Louisiana Florida Parishes, telling the undocumented history of a people who called the Florida Parishes home.
     The annual Veterans Day Lecture is scheduled Wednesday, Nov. 7, at 1 p.m. in Pottle Auditorium. Assistant Professor of History and Political Science Samantha Cavell will present “The Bonus Army: Tear Gas and Terror in Washington – A World War I Veteran Experience.” The event is free and open to the public.
     “In 1932, at the height of the Great Depression, 17,000 desperate WWI veterans and their families came to Washington to demand bonuses promised when they enlisted in 1917,” Cavell said. “President Herbert Hoover evicted them with troops led by General Douglas MacArthur, leaving two dead and hundreds injured. This left deep scars but helped prompt the 1944 G.I. Bill that aided veterans’ transition back to civilian life after WWII. Treatment of veterans continues to be a major issue in America.”
     Also, on Nov. 7, Fanfare’s final act will come in the form of a concert by Southeastern’s Wind Symphony. Scheduled at the Columbia Theatre, tickets for the 7:30 p.m. concert are $10 adults; $5 faculty, staff, seniors and non-Southeastern students. Southeastern students are admitted free with their university IDs.
     For a complete Fanfare schedule, contact the Columbia/Fanfare office at 543-4366 or visit

Faculty and students participate in Gulf South History and Humanities Conference
Faculty, graduate students, and undergraduates in the Department of History and Political Science (HIPS), the Department of Biological Sciences, the Department of English, and the Department of Sociology and Criminal Justice played a major role in the Gulf South History and Humanities Conference held at the Downtown Hilton in Baton Rouge October 4-6.
     Ronald Traylor (HIPS) completed his term as President of the Gulf South Historical Association. Samuel Hyde (HIPS), who is the current Treasurer and represents Southeastern on the Board of Directors, along with Traylor, served as Convention Chairman and received the 2018 Michael V. R. Thomason Book Award for the substantially revised second edition of his first book, which LSU Press published this year as Pistols and Politics, Feuds, Factions, and the Struggle for Order in Louisiana’s Florida Parishes, 1810-1935 (the first edition stopped at 1899).
     Jonathan Ricau, a recent Southeastern History M.A., received the 2018 William H. Coker Award for the best student paper, “The Loyal Colony: West Florida’s Dependence on Great Britain During the American Revolution,” presented in a session, “Revolution and Economic Development in the Early National Period,” chaired by Benjamin Price (HIPS).
     John Boulahanis (Sociology and Criminal Justice) chaired a session, “Interpreting Exceptionally Violent Regions and Individuals in the Gulf South,” which included Hyde’s paper, “America’s Most Violent Rural Region: Feuding, Race Riots, and Ethnic Cleansing in Louisiana’s Florida Parishes, 1896-1935.”
     Al Dranguet (HIPS) chaired the session “Sporting Events and Their Implications in the Gulf South.” Keith Finley (HIPS) chaired the session “Slavery and the Civil War Through the Lens of Primary Sources,” which included Traylor’s paper titled “Slave Research Using Primary Documents.”
     Hyde chaired the session “Vanishing Louisiana: The Turtle Cove Research Station Confronts Coastal Erosion,” that included papers by biology graduate students Lindy Muse, “Wetland research Findings and Resources in Southeast Louisiana,” and Tyler Stevens, “Ecological responses to a recently developed Breakwater Jetty in Lake Pontchartrain, Louisiana,” Also, Robert Moreau (Biology) screened his new film “Troubled Waters: A History of Manchac Ecosystem and Turtle Cove,” which involved Dranguet, Hyde, Southeastern History M.A. Steve Zaffuto (Southeastern Channel), and M.A. candidate Alex White.
     Dr. Sarah Hyde of River Parishes Community College, a Southeastern History B.A., chaired the session “Warfare, Diplomacy, and Social Change in the Creek Nation.” Traylor chaired the session, “Equal Rights and the Evolution of Occupational Privilege.” Jared Wells of Nicholls State University, a Southeastern History M.A., chaired a session, “Capital Punishment and Popular Culture in the Post-World War II South.” Karen Williams of LSU, a Southeastern English M.A., chaired the session “Disaster, Disorder, and Telling What Matters: History and the Fictional South,” which included a paper by Kent Wascom (English) titled “Human History versus Environmental History in the Gulf South.”
     A session on “New Orleans in the World of 1718: A Tricentennial Reconsideration” included papers by Samantha Cavell (HIPS), “Big Business in the Not-So-Big Easy: The Compagnie des Indes and Merchant Shipping in Nouvelle-Orleans;” Charles Elliott (HIPS), “Right Place, Right Time: Gulf South Geopolitics and the Founding of New Orleans in 1718;” and William B. Robison (HIPS), “Tulips, Trade, and Trackless Lands: John Law, Louisiana, and the Mississippi Bubble in Long-Term International Perspective.”
     A session on “Perspectives on 19th Century Military Service in the Gulf South” included papers by Southeastern History M.A. and LSU Ph.D. candidate Chase Tomlin, “‘Truly in a Sorry Plight:’ Soldiering, Service, and Sacrifice in the Mexican American War,” and Southeastern undergraduate Joseph Ricci (HIPS), “Chaplains of the Confederacy.”
     A session titled “Desegregation and Resistance in the Gulf South” included papers by Finley, “Integration Comes to Southeastern Louisiana College,” and M.A candidate Chad Duffaut (HIPS) “Obstruction: A Survey of African American Golfers and the Desegregation of Golf Courses in the Gulf South.”
     The session “Accuracy and Sustainability in Gulf South Museums” included papers by Victoria Mocsary (HIPS), “The Hungarian Museum of Louisiana, Fact and Fiction,” and Southeastern History M.A. Cody Scallions, Curator of the City of Carrolton Museum, Tex., “Sustainability and Small Museums.”

Southeastern Channel students honored with Emmys
For the sixth straight year, students at the Southeastern Channel, Southeastern’s educational access station, have been honored with college division Student Production Awards given by the Emmy Awards’ Suncoast Region of the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences.
     John Sartori of Mandeville was a winner in the “Talent” category, while Justin Redman of Slidell, Ben Delbert of Covington and Jonathan Calhoun of Baton Rouge were winners for their production in the “Commercial” category.
     Sartori won for his on-camera composite of Southeastern Channel work that included anchoring and reporting for the national award-winning “Big Game” sportscast, hosting and producing the “Lion Tracks” coaches’ talk show, and play-by-play announcing of live Southeastern game broadcasts.
     “If you are a student interested in broadcast journalism, there is no better place for you in this country than in Hammond, La., at the Southeastern Channel,” Sartori said. “I have been given opportunities that I could have only dreamed of before entering college.”
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Students honored with EmmysSTUDENTS HONORED WITH EMMYS - Southeastern Channel students were recently honored by the Suncoast Emmys of the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences with two Student Production Awards and four honorable mentions. Seated from left are Ben Delbert of Covington, John Sartori of Mandeville, and Justin Redman of Slidell. Standing, from left, are Southeastern Channel General Manager Rick Settoon, Wesley Boone of Alexandria, Amanda Kitch of Covington, Freddie Rosario of Hahnville, and Southeastern Channel Operations Manager Steve Zaffuto, a course instructor.

Southeastern Channel to air new episode on World War I in the Florida Parishes
Florida Parishes ChroniclesThe little-known impact of World War I on the Florida Parishes is explored in a new episode of the Southeastern Channel’s award-winning history series “The Florida Parish Chronicles.”
     “Southeast Louisiana and the Horror of World War I” will debut on the channel at 8 pm. on Saturday, Nov. 3. The Southeastern Channel, Southeastern Louisiana University’s educational access station, airs on Spectrum Cable 199 in Tangipahoa, St. Tammany, Livingston and St. Helena parishes. The 24-7 simulcast also streams live on the channel’s website at
     Southeastern Channel General Manager Rick Settoon said the episode is a partnership between the channel and Southeastern’s Center for Southeast Louisiana Studies that is currently displaying a new exhibit to commemorate the centennial of World War I. Sporting a mock trench, battlefield diorama and a number of war-related items and artifacts, including letters home from local soldiers, the exhibit focuses on the wide range of implications of the war at home and in Europe. The display is located on the third floor of Southeastern’s Sims Memorial Library.
     “Since it is the centennial of World War I and, relative to other wars, the actual impacts and horrors have received little attention, we wanted to preserve for our viewers the memory and appreciation of those long-deceased soldiers and the great price they paid for our country,” Settoon said. “We feel that our show not only complements, but also highlights the outstanding World War I exhibit currently on display at the Center for Southeast Louisiana Studies.”
     The episode was written by show host Samuel Hyde, Southeastern’s Leon Ford Endowed Chair, history professor, and director of the Center for Southeast Louisiana Studies.
     “Alternately known as the Great War and the War to End All Wars at the time, in many senses World War I ushered in the era of modern industrial warfare,” Hyde said. “Yet the implications of the transforming event are far less visible than the attention-grabbing details of World War II. Everyone is familiar with the major events of World War II.”
     Hyde said that the two main reasons for the limited attention focused on World War I are the close proximity in time of the Great Depression and outbreak of World War II and the incredible suffering the soldiers endured during the Great War.
     “Service in World War I was a horrifying experience,” Hyde said. “Not only were the soldiers subjected to unprecedented slaughter and misery in the trenches, but in the end it solved few of the problems that challenged the world before its outbreak, and it created conditions that led to the next great conflict.”
     The episode reflects extensive research by Hyde and the Center for Southeast Louisiana Studies staff, along with additional visual research by Steve Zaffuto, Southeastern Channel operations manager, who directed, shot, edited and created animations for program.
     The show includes period footage of war era film, along with scores of images from the front lines and on the home front. Action sequences use Southeastern graduate students and faculty, along with other actors.
     The program also spotlights an interview with Southeastern history professor Samantha Cavell, a World War I expert and descendant of Australian soldiers who fought in the famed ANZACS division during World War I.
     Settoon said the episode will air multiple times on the Southeastern Channel through Armistice Day, Nov. 11, which is the day World War I ended in 1918.
     The Southeastern Channel has won over 400 national, international and regional awards in its 15 years of existence, including 17 awards from the Emmys with 62 nominations. Video on Demand is available at

Teaching and Learning presents professional development session
Celina EcholsThe College of Education’s Department of Teaching and Learning partnered with other educators across campus and with the student organization Cultural Connections to present a professional development session titled “Instructional, Institutional, and Sociopolitical Challenges for Multicultural Teachers” last week.
     The session provided an anthropological perspective by integrating Lucy, representing the three million-year-old hominid skeleton discovered in 1978, into the discussion while also referencing the role of women as knowledge sharers and storytellers.
     This session also included voices from female university educators that discussed contemporary issues that are culturally embedded, as well as vocal performances by members of Cultural Connections. It focused on the historical and contemporary views of cultural relativism, along with challenges for 21st Century teachers.
     Since the Department of Teaching and Learning recognizes the cultural complexities within teaching and learning, they continuously work to engage, share, and inform teacher education candidates by offering diverse professional development opportunities.


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Southeastern plans 14th annual Fall Carnival on Oct. 31

Baton Rouge Advocate
Holiday marketing seminar scheduled

SLU alumna given scholarship to study in UK

Southeastern Louisiana University professor honored for history book

Wine tasting will benefit Southeastern Library


Festival of Words (Jack Bedell)



The Southeastern soccer team participates in the Southland Conference Tournament, while the football and volleyball teams celebrate Senior Day to highlight this week in Southeastern Athletics.
     The Lady Lion soccer team (7-6-4, 4-4-3) will be the sixth seed in the league tournament, which opens Wednesday in Beaumont, Texas. SLU will face tourney host and defending Southland champion Lamar in an 8 p.m. first round match on Wednesday.
     With a win, Southeastern would advance to face either No. 2 Houston Baptist or No. 7 Stephen F. Austin on Friday at 7 p.m. Sunday’s championship match is at 1 p.m. with the winner advancing to the NCAA Tournament.
     Fans can watch the first two rounds on the Southland Digital Network at and on the Southland apps available for iPhone, Android, Apple TV, Amazon Fire TV and Roku. Sunday’s match will be an exclusive presentation of ESPN+, which can be viewed on and ESPN apps.
     The Lion football team (3-6, 3-4 Southland) will close out its 2018 home schedule with a 2:30 p.m. game on Saturday versus McNeese at Strawberry Stadium. The Lions-Cowboys tilt will air on Cox Sports Television.
     Southeastern will hold Military Appreciation Day in conjunction with the Nov. 3 contest, as all military and service personnel will receive two free tickets with a valid ID. The SLU-McNeese contest will also be Senior Day, as the Lions’ 22 seniors will be honored approximately a half hour before kickoff.
     Fans can also hear the game on the Southeastern Sports Radio Network (KSLU-FM (90.9), Kajun 107.1 FM, The Highway 104.7 FM and WFPR 1400 AM). Fans can also listen live at and via the Radio FX, TuneIn Radio and Lions Gameday Experience apps.
     The SLU volleyball team (2-22, 1-10 Southland) will close out its home schedule this week. On Thursday, the Lady Lions will host Texas A&M-Corpus Christi at 7 p.m. in the University Center. Houston Baptist comes to town on Saturday for a 10 a.m. match. Prior to the home finale, seniors Haley Baker and Lexie Torres will be honored for Senior Day.
     The defending Southland Conference champion men’s basketball team will host Delta State for a 7 p.m. exhibition game on Tuesday in the University Center. LionVision subscribers will be able to access a live video stream of this week’s volleyball and men’s basketball games at
     On Monday, Inside Southeastern Football with Frank Scelfo will air on the Southeastern Sports Radio Network (KSLU-FM (90.9), Kajun 107.1 FM, The Highway 104.7 FM and WFPR 1400 AM). Fans can also listen live at and via the Lions Gameday Experience, Radio FX and TuneIn Radio apps. A live video stream of the show, hosted by Scelfo and Allen Waddell, will be available via Facebook Watch at


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OCT 29

Football, Inside Southeastern Football With Frank Scelfo, Tope La Catering, 7 p.m. (KSLU 90.9) (Kajun 107.1) (The Highway 104.7) (WFPR 1400)

OCT 30

Men’s Basketball, vs. Delta State (Exhibition), University Center, 7 p.m. (LionVision)

OCT 31

Soccer, at Lamar (Southland Tournament), Beaumont, Texas, 8 p.m. (Southland Digital Network)


 Volleyball, vs. Texas A&M-Corpus Christi, University Center, 7 p.m. (LionVision)*


 Soccer, Southland Tournament Semifinals, Beaumont, Texas, 7 p.m. (Southland Digital Network)


 Football, vs. McNeese, Strawberry Stadium,

2:30 p.m. (Cox Sports TV) (KSLU 90.9 FM) (Kajun 107.1 FM) (The Highway 104.7 FM) (WFPR 1400 AM)*
     - Senior Day
     - Military Appreciation Day

Volleyball, vs. Houston Baptist, University Center, 10 a.m. (LionVision)*
     - Senior Day


 Soccer, Southland Tournament Finals, Beaumont, Texas,

1 p.m. (Southland Digital Network)

Southeastern home events in bold.
* - Southland Conference contest


Dr. Pierre Titard (Accounting) gave a presentation titled “Forensic Accounting at the FBI” to a class of accounting majors at Concordia University in Athens, West Virginia, Oct. 17.
     Rhett Allain (Chemistry and Physics) presented the keynote address at the Texas Section Meeting of the American Association of Physics Teachers and American Physical Society meeting in Houston, Tex. The title of his talk was “Communicating Science with MacGyver and MythBusters.” During the conference, Allain also presented an invited workshop titled “Numerical Calculations in Introductory Physics Using Python.”
     Mario Krenn (College of Business) presented his paper “Culture, Shareholder Protection Laws and the Ownership Structure of Public Corporations Around the World” at the Annual Conference of the Academy of International Business, US-West Chapter, Oct. 18 - 20, hosted by Daniels College of Business, University of Denver, Colo.

     Susan Steele-Moses, Eileen Creel, Ann Carruth (Nursing and Health Sciences, School of Nursing) published the article “Recruitment Attributes Important to New Nurse Graduates Employed on Adult Medical-Surgical Units” in the September-October 310 2018, Vol. 27/No. 5, of Med Surgical Nursing Journal.

     André L. Honorée, Yun-Chen T. Morgan and Mario Krenn (College of Business) published their article “Heights of Privilege: Economic and Cultural Determinants of Skyscraper Height Across the World” in the International Journal of Construction Management (Publisher: Taylor & Francis). (
     Dr. Alan Cannon (Mathematics) has been informed that his paper “Ideals, Centers, and Generalized Centers of Nearrings of Functions Determined by a Single Invariant Subgroup,” coauthored with G. A. B. Secmen of Scarsdale, N.Y., has been accepted for publication in the Southeast Asian Bulletin of Mathematics.
     Jerry L. Parker (Languages and Communication) represented Southeastern at the annual fall meeting of the Consortium CODOFIL des collèges et universités louisianais (Council on the Development of French in Louisiana Consortium of Louisiana Colleges and Universities) held in Opelousas, where he was elected to serve as President (2018-2020).


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