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 southeastern.edu/orientationreferral.
Hyde receives award for book
Southeastern 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
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
“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.
SPEAKER 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
“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 Paul.Kelsey@southeastern.edu.
Southeastern Speech-Language-Hearing Clinic recruiting clients
The 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 email@example.com, or visit www.southeastern.edu/csdclinic.
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.
Above: 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
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
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
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.
LOUISIANA 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
Southeastern’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 columbiatheatre.org, 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 firstname.lastname@example.org or 549-2277.
SALES 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
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
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.
ABOVE: 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.