Homecoming Week is here
Admissions seeks Orientation Leaders
Fanfare enters second week
Hyde receives book award

Allen-Bell to speak on jury amendment

Columbia Theatre to present folk concert
United Rentals sponsors Sales Program
Sims Library announces streaming collection

Clinic recruiting clients


Conarro honored by LACAL

French Club visits consulate

Southeastern in the News
This Week in Athletics



Southeastern celebrates Homecoming Week Oct. 8-14 with a super hero spin
Homecoming sponsor 2018Southeastern will celebrate Homecoming Week Oct. 8 – 14 with a myriad of spirited activities capped by tailgating, reunions, a parade and football action in Strawberry Stadium.
     With a theme of “Have No Fear, Roomie is Here,” Homecoming 2018 is being sponsored by Hammond Square, with the Southeastern Student Government Association sponsoring all student-related activities. The week culminates with Homecoming Day Saturday, Oct. 13, when the Lions take on Houston Baptist at 4 p.m. in Strawberry Stadium.
     Homecoming Week will offer a number of time-honored traditions, such as Gumbo YaYa for students, campus and community decorating contests, an alumni art exhibit, and the FeLions’ Homecoming luncheon.
     The celebration begins on Monday with Business Week, Oct. 8-12, which features a variety of lectures by specialists in numerous phases of business. The National Pan-Hellenic Council Black Family Reunion is set for Oct. 8 at 7 p.m. in the Student Union Mall.
     On Tuesday, Oct. 9, the action begins at 2 p.m. when students and faculty battle it out in the Phi Kappa Phi Quiz Bowl in the Student Union Theater. Tuesday evening is also “Give Back Night” at LaCarreta, where a portion of the sales generated from loyal Lion fans from 5 – 9 p.m. will be donated to the Alumni Association.
     On Wednesday, Oct. 10, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., students will enjoy free food and fun on campus at Gumbo YaYa, where the 2018 Homecoming court will be introduced to the student body.
     Also on tap from 12:30 to 4:30 p.m. is a book signing at the Southeastern Bookstore by Southeastern Alumna, author and life coach Erin Wheeler, who will be signing copies of her book “Geaux Wiser: Secrets of College Success.” Sponsored by the Office of Multicultural and International Student Affairs, the Nu Delta Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc., and Project PULL, the event will also include door prizes, giveaways and free mini coaching sessions.
     At 7:30 p.m. that evening the student competition “Minute to Win It” will be held in the University Center.
     On Thursday, Oct. 11, the FeLions will host their Homecoming luncheon at The Mezzanine in downtown Hammond at 11:30 a.m., and Gamma Beta Phi will host a food drive in the Student Union Mall from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
     Thursday evening begins at Santa Fe Cattle Company at 5 p.m. when the Alumni Association and Homecoming sponsor Hammond Square officially kick off Homecoming reunion weekend with a free alumni pep rally. Attendees can register in advance to be entered to win a homecoming tailgate prize pack from Hammond Square and Southeastern. Registration is available at; however, registration is not required to attend the event.
     Thursday will also feature a Lady Lion Volleyball match scheduled at 7 p.m. in the University Center followed immediately by a Lip Sync contest for students at 8 p.m.

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HOMECOMING SPONSOR - Southeastern celebrates Homecoming Week, Oct. 8 – 14, with a theme of “Have No Fear, Roomie is Here!” Hammond Square is sponsoring this year’s Homecoming festivities. From left are Assistant Director of Alumni Programming Jenni O’Neil, Executive Director of Alumni Relations Michelle Biggs, Owner of JC Consultants Charlotte Lyons, and Assistant Property Manager at Stirling Properties Claire Draper.

Office of Admissions seeks Orientation Leaders
The Office of Admissions is in the search of the best and brightest students to be the university’s Orientation Leaders for 2019.
     Faculty and Staff are encouraged to refer students to be considered for this position. Once students are referred by a faculty or staff member, the Admissions Office will contact the student and encourage them to apply.
     Referral forms are simple to complete online at

Hyde receives award for book
Hyde book jacketSoutheastern Professor of History and Director of the Center for Southeast Louisiana Studies Samuel C. Hyde, Jr., has been honored by the Gulf South Historical Association with the Michael V. R. Thomason Award for his book “Pistols and Politics: Feuds, Factions, and the Struggle for Order in Louisiana’s Florida Parishes, 1810-1935.” Hyde’s work was recognized as the best book on the history of the Gulf South region published in 2018.
     Named for Thomason, professor of history and long time editor of the Gulf Coast Historical Review at the University of South Alabama in Mobile, the award recognizes scholarly studies that advance awareness and understanding of the historical pattern of development characterizing the states of the Gulf South and the Caribbean Basin.
     “Hyde’s exhaustively researched study of Louisiana’s Florida Parishes and its innovative use of game theory revolutionizes our understanding of southern violence and provides critical insight into possible solutions for the tradition of lawlessness that continues to plague the region,” said Douglas Bristol, a member of the award committee from the University of Southern Mississippi.
     Hyde will be honored and presented with a cash prize during the upcoming 36th Annual Gulf South History and Humanities Conference in Baton Rouge.

Southeastern to present speaker on unanimous jury amendment 
Southeastern's Department of Sociology and Criminal Justice will present guest speaker Southern University Law School Professor Angela Allen-Bell Wednesday, Oct. 10, at Pottle Auditorium. An expert on civil and human rights and a social justice advocate, Allen-Bell will speak at 5:30 p.m. on “Why It’s Important to Require Unanimous Juries for Felony Convictions.”
     The free event is being hosted by Justice4All, a student group in the Department of Sociology and Criminal Justice. Sociologist and Faculty Advisor to Justice4All Rebecca Hensley explained that Allen-Bell’s speech topic relates to Constitutional Amendment No. 2, which will be on the election ballot in Louisiana on Nov. 6.
     “The Founding Fathers adopted the 6th Amendment of the U.S. Constitution with unanimous juries in mind, but after Reconstruction, some states decided to allow only 10 members of a jury to convict a defendant of a felony,” explained Hensley. “Currently, all other states in the U.S. except Oregon and Louisiana have long since amended their constitutions to return to the original intent. Many Louisiana voters – as well as most legislators on both sides of the aisle – are in favor of Louisiana moving in this same direction.”
     Hensley stated that the American Bar Association opposes non-unanimous jury laws because research has found that unanimous verdicts are more reliable, careful, and thorough, while non-unanimous verdicts contribute to mass incarceration and wrongful convictions.
     “Angela Allen-Bell has spoken and published on this issue nationally for several years,” said Hensley. “Hammond and our university community are fortunate, indeed, to have her share her expertise on this matter with us. And Justice4All is very excited to feature her in its first hosted event on the campus.”
     For more information, contact Hensley at 985-201-4393.

Angela Allen BellSPEAKER TO PRESENT CASE FOR UNANIMOUS JURY AMENDMENT - Southeastern’s Department of Sociology and Criminal Justice will present a free lecture by guest speaker Southern University Law School Professor Angela Allen-Bell Wednesday, Oct. 10, at Pottle Auditorium at 5:30 p.m. An expert on civil and human rights, Allen-Bell will speak on “Why It’s Important to Require Unanimous Juries for Felony Convictions,” a topic that directly relates to Constitutional Amendment No. 2, which will be on the election ballot in Louisiana on Nov. 6.

Sims Library boosts popular streaming collection with addition of Academic Video Online
As streaming video usage grows in popularity, Sims Library is keeping pace by increasing its streaming video collection. The newest addition is Academic Video Online from Alexander Street Press which features over 66,000 videos in a wide variety of subject areas.
     “Streaming video is a powerful tool for teaching and learning, especially for students raised on Netflix,” said Head of Acquisitions at Sims Library Paul Kelsey. “One of the greatest benefits of our streaming video content is that students can access it any time, from anywhere. This is so important for students in online classes.”
    Kelsey, along with Head of Access Services Angela Dunnington, will host two training sessions to demonstrate the new collection and show faculty ways to incorporate streaming video into Moodle classes. The training session will be offered on Oct. 24 and 25, at 3:30 p.m., in room 252. No reservations are required.
     Academic Video Online includes scholarly video related to many academic disciplines, including art, business and economics, criminal justice, education, health, history, literature, media studies, music, politics and current affairs, psychology, sports and exercise science, and much more.
     The videos types include documentaries, interviews, performances, news programs and newsreels, field recordings, commercials, demonstrations, and original titles. There are thousands of award-winning films, including Academy, Emmy, and Peabody winners, along with many videos used for classroom instruction. Academic Video Online also contains newly released movies and previously unavailable archival material.
     For more information, contact Kelsey at 549-3954 or

Southeastern Speech-Language-Hearing Clinic recruiting clients

clinicThe Speech-Language-Hearing Clinic at Southeastern is currently recruiting clients for fall, spring and summer clinics for evaluation and treatment of the following communication disorders: speech sound disorder, communication delay, Autism Spectrum Disorder, language-learning disorder, pragmatic/social language disorder, fluency disorder, voice disorder, cognitive communication disorder, aphasia, traumatic brain injury, motor speech disorder, and dialect reduction/accent modification. The clinic also offers animal-assisted therapy.
     For more information regarding clinic services, contact Communication Sciences & Disorders at 549-2214 or, or visit

Southeastern French Club visits French Consulate
On Friday, Sept. 28, Southeastern’s French Club Le Cercle Français visited the General Consulate of France in New Orleans.
     Cultural Attaché Nicolas Torres spoke with the group about the purpose of the consulate, facts about French being a business language and various opportunities to study in France.
French Club visits consulateAbove: Pictured from left are club members Joan Goff, French Club President Danielle Eliser, Yan Wu, French Club Vice President James Kinchen, Cultural Attaché Nicolas Torres, Southeastern Languages and Communication Instructor Aileen Mootoo-Robertson, and Tharius LeBeaux.

Lectures, music and art highlight Fanfare’s second week
Lectures, music and an art exhibit are some of the events highlighting the second week of Fanfare, Southeastern’s annual fall arts festival.
     First up is a new Fanfare lecture series titled “Your Best 10 Minutes” on Monday, Oct. 8. Scheduled at 1 p.m. in Pottle Auditorium, the series brings in five professors to speak about anything they choose. This edition will feature Ben Norman of the Theatre Department, David Burley of the Sociology and Criminal Justice Department, Matt Alford of Business Administration, Jason Landrum of the English Department, and Jerry Parker of the Foreign Languages Department.
     On Oct. 9, the 17th annual Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi Homecoming Intramural Quiz Bowl will be held from 2 to 5:30 p.m. in the Student Union Theater. Matchups will include faculty versus faculty and student versus student teams in this fast-paced competition.
     Louisiana Poet Laureate and Southeastern’s own Jack Bedell will discuss the poems in his work “No Brother, This Storm” on Oct. 10, from 12:30 to 1:45 p.m. in the Southeastern Writing Center in D Vickers Hall, room 210. For much of his career, Bedell has paid tribute to the people, landscapes, and traditions of South Louisiana. His poems give voice to personal and cultural histories that make up the fabric of life in his home state. Bedell’s poems do their best to find the good in the day, even in the aftermaths of storm and loss.
     Also on Oct. 10, the Department of History and Political Science’s “Then and Now Lecture Series” continues with the second presentation of the free series. Damian Boldt, a Southeastern undergraduate political science major and a recent attendee of the London School of Economics Summer Program, will present “North Korea, Nuclear Weapons, and Asymmetric Revisionism: Understanding the Crisis” at 1 p.m. in Pottle Auditorium. Boldt will offer a new framework for understanding North Korea’s nuclear program.
     Southeastern’s Contemporary Art Gallery will open a new exhibition titled “What We See as Paint” on Oct. 11 with a free opening reception from 5 – 7 p.m. in the gallery.
     The exhibit is a national painting exhibition featuring the artwork of 20 artists, who work in representational and non-representational styles, and is curated by Assistant Professor of Painting Thomas Walton. A 5:30 p.m. Let’s Talk Art Lecture titled “Why Draw a Line in the Sand? A Contemporary View on the Relationship between Abstract and Representational Painting” is also scheduled Oct. 11 in the gallery.
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Jack BedellLOUISIANA POET LAUREATE TO DISCUSS HIS WORK AT FANFARE - On Oct. 10 Louisiana Poet Laureate and Southeastern’s own Jack Bedell will discuss the poems in his work “No Brother, This Storm” from 12:30 to 1:45 p.m. in the Southeastern Writing Center in D Vickers Hall, room 210. The lecture is part of Fanfare, Southeastern’s annual fall arts festival.

Columbia Theatre to present folk concert with Peter Yarrow
Lonesome TravelerSoutheastern’s Columbia Theatre for the Performing Arts will present Lonesome Traveler: The Concert with Peter Yarrow in one performance only. Scheduled Oct. 12, at 7:30 p.m., the concert will take place in the downtown Hammond theatre.
     Columbia Theatre Director Roy Blackwood said audience members will experience the enduring power of folk music with this concert version of the Off-Broadway musical.
     “An inspiring evening of great music, Lonesome Traveler presents a revealing perspective of the roots forever embedded in our culture, bringing together audiences of all ages,” said Blackwood.
     The show celebrates the music of great folk artists including Woody Guthrie, Leadbelly, Pete Seeger and the Weavers, The Limeliters, Peter, Paul and Mary, Bob Dylan, The Byrds, Buffalo Springfield, Crosby Stills and Nash, Joan Baez, Joni Mitchell, and Simon and Garfunkel, with a special tribute to Leonard Cohen.
     Tickets for Lonesome Traveler: The Concert with Peter Yarrow are $35 in the orchestra or balcony and $45 in the loge. Tickets can be purchased at the Columbia Theatre Box Office at 220 East Thomas Street in Hammond, which is open 11 a.m. – 4 p.m., Monday-Friday, online at, or by phone at 985-543-4371.
     A special Southeastern student ticket price of $15 is available, while supplies last. Students must present their Southeastern IDs at the Columbia box office to receive the discounted price. Additionally, all Southeastern faculty, retired faculty or university staff with ID may purchase one ticket for the concert and receive one ticket at half price. Both tickets must be purchased in the same transaction and for the same price at the Columbia box office.
     For more information, contact the Columbia Theatre at 543-4366.

Southeastern Sales Program announces new sponsorship with United Rentals
United Rentals has made a donation to become a gold level business sponsor for the Professional Sales program at Southeastern.
     The professional sales concentration was first offered by the marketing faculty in the fall of 2017. The program is competitive, hands-on and designed to prepare students to be successful in the sales profession. Studies show that students graduating from recognized sales programs are highly competitive in the job market and experience an easier transition into their professional careers.
United Rentals is a Fortune 500 Company and the largest rental equipment company in North America with over 880 locations around the world.
     For information about Southeastern’s Sales program, contact or 549-2277.

United Rentals sponsorSALES PROGRAM SCHOLARSHIP ESTABLISHED - United Rentals made a donation to become a gold level business sponsor for the Professional Sales program at Southeastern.
From left are April Kemp, sales program faculty; Jay Johnson, assistant dean of the College of Business; Eric Mahoney, Southeastern graduate and human resources generalist for United Rentals, Tará Lopez, sales program faculty; Colby Freneaux, Southeastern student and United Rentals ambassador.

Conarro honored by LACAL
Assistant Director of Southeastern’s Math Science Upward Bound program Wendy Conarro was one of three local leaders recognized as an Afterschool Policy Champion by the Louisiana Center for Afterschool Learning (LACAL) at the annual statewide Afterschool Summit.
     Hammond Mayor Pete Panepinto and Hammond City Councilman Lemar Marshall were recognized for their instrumental roles in starting and growing the Hammond Afterschool Program. Conarro was recognized for her work in launching and organizing the newly formed Tangi STEM Coalition, in which Southeastern plays an integral role hosting family events for PreK-12 STEM outreach and development throughout the Northshore region.
     Current Tangi STEM projects include the annual Southeastern STEM Fest, the Community STEM Cafe event series, and the Mobile STEM Lab to be launched this spring. Conarro credited the expeditious success of Tangi STEM to the dedication and synergy of so many local industry, education, government, and community leaders towards finding innovative ways to help families enjoy STEM, while building relationships across stakeholders, ultimately to grow a strong local STEM workforce.
     “Tangi STEM would not be what it is today without the many committed people, including Southeastern faculty, who contribute their time, talents, and treasures to make these events free to the public for hundreds and hundreds of families throughout Tangi and the Northshore region,” said Conarro.

Lacal summitABOVE: From left are Director of Baton Rouge’s Kids Orchestra Sam Trevathan, Assistant Director of Southeastern’s Math Science Upward Bound program Wendy Conarro, Hammond Mayor Pete Panepinto, Executive Director of LACAL Andrew Ganucheau, and Hammond City Councilman Lemar Marshall.


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Southeastern will celebrate Homecoming this week, as the SLU football, soccer, volleyball, cross country, baseball and softball teams will be in action during this week in Southeastern Athletics.
     The Lion football team (2-4, 2-2 Southland) will host its first of two straight home games when Southland Conference foe Houston Baptist visits Strawberry Stadium on Saturday at 4 p.m. A live video stream, produced by the Southeastern Channel, will be available on the Southland Digital Network at and Southland apps.
     Fans will also be able to hear the Lions-Huskies tilt 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 first 200 Southeastern students in attendance to Saturday’s SLU-HBU Homecoming tilt will receive a free t-shirt courtesy of Southeastern Athletics Marketing and Student Promotions. With the Homecoming parade set for noon, fans are asked to keep in mind that no vehicles will be allowed in Friendship Circle after 9 a.m. on Saturday.
     The SLU soccer team (5-4-3, 2-2-2 Southland) will return home to host a pair of Southland Conference matches this week. On Friday, SLU hosts Stephen F. Austin at 6 p.m. in Strawberry Stadium for Student Spirit Night. The first 100 students in attendance will receive a free soccer scarf. On Sunday, Sam Houston State visits for a 1 p.m. match.
     The Lady Lion volleyball team (1-17, 0-6 Southland) will also host two league matches this week in the University Center. Lamar comes to Hammond on Thursday for a 7 p.m. league match. Thursday is “Smoot Fever” night, as fans are encouraged to wear their favorite Hawaiian shirt similar to the traditional match day garb of Southeastern head coach Jim Smoot.
     On Saturday, SLU hosts McNeese at noon in the University Center. LionVision subscribers will be able to access a live video stream of all of this week’s volleyball and soccer action at
     The Southeastern men’s and women’s cross country teams will participate in their final tuneup for the Southland Conference Championships this week. The Lions and Lady Lions will be in Clinton, Mississippi on Saturday to compete in the Mississippi College Invitational.
     The SLU baseball team will open its fall schedule on Friday, hosting Northwest Florida State College at 11 a.m. at Alumni Field. Sunday will see the opening game of the Heart of a Lion Fall College World Series at The Pat. Time is to be announced.
     The Lady Lion softball team will look to continue its undefeated start to the fall, when it hosts East Central (Miss.) Community College for a 10-inning fall exhibition on Tuesday at 4 p.m. With North Oak Park field undergoing renovations, the location of Tuesday game is still to be determined.
     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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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)


Softball, vs. East Central (Miss.) Community College (10-inning fall exhibition), TBA, 4 p.m.

OCT 11

Volleyball, vs. Lamar, University Center, 7 p.m. (LionVision)*
     - Smoot Fever Night

OCT 12

 Soccer, vs. Stephen F. Austin, Strawberry Stadium,

6 p.m. (LionVision)*
     - Student Spirit Night
Baseball, vs. Northwest Florida State College (Exhibition), Alumni Field, 11 a.m.

OCT 13

 Football, vs. Houston Baptist, Strawberry Stadium,

4 p.m. (Southland Digital Network) (Southeastern Channel) (KSLU 90.9) (Kajun 107.1) (The Highway 104.7) (WFPR 1400)*
     - Homecoming
Volleyball, vs. McNeese, University Center, 12 p.m. (LionVision)*
Cross Country, at Mississippi College Invitational, Clinton, Miss., All Day

OCT 14

 Soccer, vs. Sam Houston State, Strawberry Stadium,

1 p.m. (LionVision)*
Baseball, Heart of a Lion Fall World Series (Game 1), Alumni Field, TBA


Southeastern home events in bold.
* - Southland Conference contest


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