Fanfare kickes off this week
It's National Hazing Prevention Week
Graphic Design Art Show opens Sept. 27

Southeastern Theatre presents Dracula

University jazz ensembles in concert
Marketing Breakfast scheduled

Quiz Bowl seeks entries


Southeastern in the News
This Week in Athletics
Professional Activities




Theatre, lectures, music and dance kick off Southeastern’s Fanfare
Fanfare logoA musical, lecture, theatre production and dance concert are just some of the events providing the opening flourish for the 33rd season of Fanfare, Southeastern’s annual fall arts festival.
     “With over three decades of Fanfare, we are excited to continue the celebration of arts and culture that were at the heart of Fanfare’s beginning. Through this festival, our community has had access to many life-enriching events,” said Roy Blackwood, director of Columbia Theatre for the Performing Arts and Fanfare.
     Fanfare officially opens with Southeastern Theatre presenting the world premiere of a new stage adaptation of “Dracula.” Written and directed by Southeastern Associate Professor of Acting and Directing James Winter, the production is scheduled Sept. 25 – 28 at 7:30 p.m. in Vonnie Borden Theatre in D Vickers Hall on Southeastern’s campus.
     Winter brings the classic monster, one of the most universally iconic characters ever known, to irresistible life in a reimagined interpretation of Bram Stoker’s original. Tickets can be purchased one hour before performance time from the Vonnie Borden Theatre box office located in the lobby of D Vickers Hall. General admission tickets are $15 adults; $10 seniors/non-SLU students; and free to Southeastern students with university ID.
     Next up is Southeastern Opera/Music Theatre Workshop’s presentation of the Broadway musical “Into the Woods” Sept. 27 – 28 at 7:30 p.m. at the Columbia Theatre in downtown Hammond.
     “Be careful what you wish for” is an ongoing theme in “Into the Woods.” The names are familiar – Cinderella, Rapunzel, Little Red Riding Hood, Jack and the Beanstalk – but in the show, these fables conjure up cautionary morals about modern relationships, communities, and society.
     Advance tickets are available at the Columbia Theatre box office Monday through Friday from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. and will also be available beginning one hour prior to each performance. Ticket prices are $21 for adults; $16 for seniors, Southeastern faculty/staff and non-Southeastern students and $8 for children twelve and younger. Southeastern students are admitted free with university ID.
     A Common Read panel discussion is planned Sept. 27 at 6:30 p.m. at the Ponchatoula Library, located at 380 N. 5th St. “The Radium Girls” by Kate Moore is this year’s selection, and the discussion is free and open to the public.
     Karen Williams, retired English instructor from LSU, will moderate the discussion. Southeastern history faculty members Georgina Little, Lori Osterly Ulfers and Laurence Mauerman will serve as guest panelists discussing themes presented in Moore’s work.

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It’s National Hazing Prevention Week
Various departments and student groups are sponsoring programs throughout this week centered on hazing awareness and education. Events include tabling in the Student Union all week with information distributed about hazing; a workshop for faculty and staff in the Center for Faculty Excellence; and a candlelight vigil for victims of hazing hosted by SGA.
     For dates, times and more details, check out the latest edition of the student newsletter What’s Up @ Southeastern via the link at the bottom of ByLion, or contact the Office for Student Engagement at 549-2120.

Southeastern Theatre to present new adaptation of Dracula
Southeastern’s theatre program will open its fall season with the play Dracula, a new adaptation of Bram Stoker’s literary work of the same name. Written and directed by Associate Professor of Acting and Directing Jim Winter, the play will run Sept. 25-28 at 7:30 p.m. nightly in Vonnie Borden Theatre, located in Southeastern’s D Vickers Hall.
     “Set in the heart of the London, Dracula traditionally portrays the journey Jonathan Harker and his fiancée Mina begin upon after their meeting with the strange nobleman from Transylvania, Count Dracula,” explained Winter. “Along with Professor Abraham Van Helsing, Jonathan and Mina struggle to discover the secret Dracula keeps so carefully guarded. All the while, dark things begin to happen around them.”
     While visually striking with all the thrills and chills one would expect from the horror classic, Southeastern’s Dracula has a few surprises in store, according to Winter.
     “This all-new adaptation will be unlike anything the audience has ever seen on this campus,” he said.
     Tickets can be purchased one hour before performance time from the Vonnie Borden Theatre box office, located in the lobby of D Vickers Hall. General admission tickets are $15 adults; $10 seniors/non-SLU students; and free to Southeastern students with university ID.
     The cast includes the following 14 Southeastern students: Alden Mason, Jenna Morgan, Jessica Monsour and Taylor Bennett of Slidell, Erica Weiss, Thomas Murphy and Tyler Meyer of Mandeville, Colin Ross and Kayla Bullard of Baton Rouge, Alexis Durante of Hammond, Shelly Sneed of Minden, Payton Core of Folsom, Jordin Jones of New Orleans, and Taylor Meng of Gonzales.
     For more information, contact Southeastern Theatre at 549-2115.

WWII Museum marketing focus of breakfast
Johah LangenbeckYou are invited to this semester’s Marketing Breakfast as part of Business Week on Tuesday, Oct. 9, on the third floor of the Student Union. Breakfast will be served at 7:45 a.m. and the speaker will begin at 8 am. The speaker is Jonah Langenbeck, Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer at the National WWII Museum.
     Langenbeck is a marketer and curator living in New Orleans. Over the last 20 years he has helped organizations big and small grow revenue, fulfill mission, and cultivate engaged, passionate communities through branded visual communications.
     His daily work practice is rooted in the metafield of marketing and communications incorporating elements of strategic management, marketing strategy, creative, communications, project management, data, and analytics.
     While Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer at The National WWII Museum, Langenbeck has helped drive transformative growth through effective paid, owned, and earned media strategies.
     To register to attend, go to Tickets are $12 online, $10 in the Marketing office in Garrett Hall, or $15 at the door.
     For more information, contact the Department of Marketing & Supply Chain Management at 549-2277.

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Graphic arts students exhibit artwork at Sims Library
An exhibit titled “Vector: Graphic Design Art Show” featuring the work of student artists in the Lion Design Association will be on display in Sims Memorial Library, Sept. 27 through Oct. 29. The opening reception is scheduled Thursday, Sept. 27, from 5-7 p.m. in the lobby of Sims Library. The exhibit is free and open to the public.
     The exhibit showcases the best works of art from the department’s students. Members created original works of art using the skills and tools taught in the graphic design curriculum.
     For more information, contact Megan Sanders, president of Lion Design Association at or Outreach Librarian Angie Balius at

University Jazz Ensemble and Jazz Lab Ensemble Concert
The Southeastern Jazz Ensemble and Jazz Lab Ensemble will present its first concert of the fall 2018 semester Monday, Oct. 1, at 7:30 p.m., in Pottle Music Building Recital Hall.
     Under the direction of Michael Brothers, lecturer of percussion, and John Madere, lecturer of double bass, the University Jazz Ensemble and Jazz Lab Ensemble concert is free and open to the public.
     The Jazz Lab Ensemble program will include “All Blues” by Miles Davis and “Work Song” by Nat Adderly.
     The University Jazz Ensemble program will include “April in Paris” by E.Y. Harburg and Vernon Duke, transcribed and recreated by Jeff Hest; Are We There Yet? by Lyle Mays, arranged by Bob Curnow; Libertango by Astor Piazzolla, arranged by Fred Sturm; 4:1, composed and arranged by John Madere; La Penultima, composed and arranged by Ladd McIntosh; Carmelo’s By The Freeway, composed and arranged by Bob Florence.
     Joining the Jazz Ensemble will be guest saxophone artist Brad Walker, one of the most active and sought-after performers in New Orleans. Walker led the horn section for Nashville mega-star Sturgill Simpson’s world tour of his Grammy-winning album A Sailor’s Guide to Earth. In addition to extensive domestic and international touring, Walker performed with Simpson on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, Conan O’Brien, The Daily Show, Late Night with Seth Meyers, and was a featured soloist on The Tonight Show, Saturday Night Live, and the 2017 Grammy Award telecast.
     For more information, contact the Department of Music and Performing Arts at 549-2184.

Quiz Bowl seeks entrants
Grab your fellow faculty, form a team, and compete in the 17th annual Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi Homecoming Intramural Quiz Bowl.
     This fast-paced competition of faculty vs faculty and student vs student teams is scheduled Tues., Oct. 9, with student team competitions beginning at 2 p.m. and faculty at 3:30 p.m. We will try to accommodate your schedules.
     Top faculty prize is $100, and second place is $50. Entry deadline is Monday, Oct. 1.
     For application and any other information, contact Joan Faust at
     Good luck to all teams!


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Louisiana Teacher of the Year named Southeastern’s Young Alumnus of the Year
Albany Middle School teacher honored as SLU Young Alumnus of the Year


The Southeastern football, soccer, volleyball and softball teams will all be in action during this week in Southeastern Athletics.
     The Lion football team (1-3, 1-1 Southland) picked up the first win of the Frank Scelfo Era on Saturday, rallying past Lamar for a 30-24 Southland road victory. Southeastern will now return home to host Northwestern State for a 7 p.m. league game Saturday in Strawberry Stadium. The contest will be televised on Cox Sports Television and will be available on ESPN3 outside of the CST viewing area.
     Fans will also be able to hear the Lions-Demons 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 and TuneIn Radio apps.
     Next Saturday is a White Out, as all Lion fans are encouraged to wear white to the contest. Saturday is also Youth Day versus the Demons. All children ages 12 and under will receive a free ticket to the game. Lastly, a discounted ticket will be available for any middle, junior and high school students for an $11 bench seat ticket when you show your local school ID.
     The SLU-NSU contest will be a family affair. Scelfo’s son, Anthony, coaches quarterbacks for Northwestern State.
     The Lady Lion soccer team (4-3-2, 1-1-1 Southland) will return home to host a pair of Southland matches this week. On Friday, Texas A&M-Corpus Christ comes to town for a 7 p.m. match at Strawberry Stadium. Friday is Alumni Night at Strawberry Stadium, as all former Lady Lions in attendance will be honored in conjunction with the match.
     On Sunday, SLU welcomes Houston Baptist for a 1 p.m. conference match. LionVision subscribers will be able to access a live video stream (with audio) of both of this week’s matches at
     The Lady Lion volleyball team (1-11, 0-1 Southland) will return to action this week with a trio of Southland Conference road matches. SLU opens the week’s action with a 6 p.m. match on Tuesday at Central Arkansas. On Thursday, Southeastern heads to Nicholls for a 6:30 p.m. match. The Lady Lions close the week with a 1 p.m. league match at New Orleans.
     Fresh off the winningest season in school history, the SLU softball team will open its fall schedule this week. On Friday, Southeastern hosts LSU Eunice in a 10-inning exhibition at 2 p.m. The Lady Lions take on East Central (Miss.) Community College at 1 p.m. in another 10-inning exhibition on Saturday. Both games are scheduled for North Oak Park.
     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)


Volleyball, at Central Arkansas, Conway, Ark., 2 p.m.*


Volleyball, at Nicholls, Thibodaux, 6:30 p.m.*




 Soccer, vs. Texas A&M-Corpus Christi, Strawberry Stadium, 7 p.m. (LionVision)*
     - Alumni Reunion
Softball, vs. LSU Eunice (Exhibition – 10 Innings),

North Oak Park, 2 p.m.




 Football, vs. Northwestern State, Strawberry Stadium, 7 p.m. (CST) (ESPN3) (KSLU 90.9) (Kajun 107.1) (The Highway 104.7) (WFPR 1400)
     - White Out
     - Youth Day
Volleyball, at New Orleans, New Orleans, 1 p.m.*
Softball, vs. East Central (Miss.) CC (Exhibition – 10 Innings), North Oak Park, 1 p.m.




 Soccer, vs. Houston Baptist, Strawberry Stadium,

1 p.m. (LionVision)*


Southeastern home events in bold.
* - Southland Conference contest


Molly McGraw (Sociology and Criminal Justice) was recently named the National Geographic Geography Steward for the State of Louisiana. With this inaugural program, National Geographic selects top academic geographers in each state to work with K-12 partners to foster geography education within each state. 


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