Alumni announces GOLD Council
Kraemer receives Emeritus honors
Football to stream on ESPN+

Campus dining adds True Balance

Lionpawlooza at Hot August Night

STEM Fest a success

Welcome Week highlights

Southeastern in the News
This Week in Athletics
Professional Activities


Southeastern Alumni Association announces Gold Council
GOLD CouncilThe Southeastern Alumni Association recently announced the newly appointed 2019-21 GOLD (Graduates Of the Last Decade) Council members.
     Members include Neil Bourgeois of Springfield, Mo., Marci Gaines Bradley and Keturah Green of Baton Rouge, Allie Dyer, Kaityln Seiler, and Anna Strider of Mandeville, Baylen Fontenot of New Orleans, Larshell Green of Hammond, Christopher Jackler of Ponchatoula, Kent Landacre, Jr., of Prairieville, Seth Leto of Loranger, Kati Morse of Ponchatoula.
     Returning members include David Cavell of Thibodeaux; Shawn Gatlin of Brooklyn, N.Y.; Michael Kyles, Jr., Marjorie Parker and Yazmyn Smith of Hammond; Chris Mycoskie of McKinney, Tex.; Renee Picou of Livingston; Shane Purvis of Mandeville; Malayne Sharp of Denham Springs; William Takewell of Lexington, Ky.; and Jeremy Troulliet and Rebecca Schnadelbach Troulliet of Ponchatoula.
     Executive Director of Alumni Relations Michelle Biggs said the GOLD Council is dedicated to fostering and sustaining relationships with graduates from Southeastern of the last decade to keep them engaged and actively involved with the university.
     “We were very pleased with the continued interest in this initiative, further proving that our alumni want to stay actively engaged,” said Biggs. “Members are selected on the basis of their former campus involvement, professional experience and community engagement, taking into consideration a broad representation of class years, geographic location, ethnic diversity, and gender.”
     Biggs said the council advises the Office of Alumni Relations and assists with developing programs and communications tailored to the newest alumni. It also acts to shepherd the development of volunteers and future leaders in ways that deepen their commitment to Southeastern and prepare them for active alumni leadership roles.
     Members are selected from a body of former students who have graduated from Southeastern within the last 10 years. They serve a two-year term with the option of serving two terms.


GOLD COUNCIL MEMBERS ANNOUNCED – The Southeastern Alumni Association announced its new 2019-21 GOLD Council members. New and returning members seated, from left, are Keturah Green, Anna Strider, Yazmyn Smith, Michael Kyles, Allie Dyer, and Kati Morse. Second row standing, from left, are Kaitlyn Seiler, Malayne Sharp, Larshell Green, Marci Gaines Bradley, Rebecca Troulliet, Marjorie Parker, and Associate Director of Alumni Programming Jenni O’Neil. Third row, from left, are Executive Director of Alumni Relations Michelle Biggs, Jeremy Troulliet, Baylen Fontenot, Kent Landacre, David Cavell, and Shane Purvis.

Kraemer receives Emeritus honors 
Robert Kraemer and John L. CrainThe term “Emeritus” is a title awarded to only a few select individuals, and Southeastern recognized Robert Kreamer with the honor at this year’s convocation.
     Professor of Exercise Physiology and Exercise Physiology Lab Coordinator, Kraemer joined the faculty in 1991. He immediately pursued the development of the modern exercise physiology lab, which he coordinated for research projects conducted by undergraduate and graduate students, as well as other faculty. Kraemer was awarded the 2005-2006 President’s Award for Excellence in Research for his outstanding work and research in the Exercise Physiology Lab. His research focused on how exercise can be used to prevent disease in people and rehabilitate them following illness or injury.


True Balance added to campus dining choices
True BalanceTo better assist students with food allergies, Southeastern food provider Aramark has added True Balance Allergen Solutions to their dining program.
     True Balance accommodates those students and customers with food allergies and gluten intolerances. The menu has been carefully designed to create options for all students to enjoy and will eliminate seven of the top eight food allergens: milk, eggs, crustacean shellfish, tree nuts, peanuts, soy and wheat. These allergens cause 90% of allergic reactions in all people. Fin fish, the eighth item, will be incorporated into the menu occasionally to allow for sufficient protein variety.
     Aramark General Manager Martin Balisteri said the introduction of the station is in direct response to student needs and supports the living and learning environment on campus by ensuring the dining offerings meet the needs of all students regardless of specific menu or ingredients needs and requests.
     “We are happy to facilitate safe and healthy choices for students with food allergies or special diets while dining on campus,” said Balisteri. “The goal is to provide students with an equal opportunity to enjoy the dining services regardless of their specific food allergy or sensitivity.”
     Balisteri said the True Balance station has an eclectic menu that will serve a variety of rotating menu items, including but not limited to spicy lemon chicken, beef and mushroom pot roast, fresh vegetables, soups and salads. True Balance also features gluten free options. The station will be open for lunch and dinner Monday through Friday.

Lions roar at Hot August Night

Roomie the Lion


Roomie and Southeastern's cheerleaders lead a parade through downtown Hammond during Hot August Night. 


Lion Football team


Members of the Southeastern Football Team sign posters, footballs and other items for fans during Lionpawlooza at Hot August Night.

Welcome Week highlights

Information Fair


Students were able to learn more about university organizations during the Information Fair in the Student Union Quad, where departments and organizations were on hand to answer questions about getting involved. 


Students enjoyed the Campus Activities Board Roller Rave, a unique event to celebrate the start of the new school year. Complete with black lights, CAB created a fun, throwback roller glow rave for students to enjoy.


Southeastern Channel to stream football broadcasts on ESPN+
The Southeastern Channel will broadcast and stream Southeastern Louisiana University’s first two home football games this fall on ESPN+, making Southeastern the only school in Louisiana with students fully producing football games for ESPN.
     “Being on ESPN is truly a dream come true,” said student play-by-play announcer John Sartori of Mandeville, who won a 2018 student Emmy for on-camera talent. “I will cherish every second of this coming season. The exposure we will be receiving is truly second to none.”
     The Emmy award-winning Southeastern Channel, honored by the Broadcast Education Association as one of the top four in the nation two years running for its live sports game broadcasts, will initially stream ESPN+ broadcasts for the Lions’ home opener with Jacksonville State on Aug. 29 and the Sept. 21 Southland Conference contest with Lamar.
     “The fact that our broadcast will now be aired on ESPN is truly a tremendous honor,” said game broadcast director student Dylan Domangue of Houma, who was play-by-play announcer for the 2018 winning broadcast. “Our broadcasts are student-led, so having our work on ESPN is a huge honor because our production is getting recognized alongside professionals.”
     Southeastern Channel General Manager Rick Settoon said streaming on ESPN+ means increased exposure for Southeastern Athletics to more than two million paid subscribers.
     “It’s an incredible honor that ESPN and the Southland Conference hold the quality of our student productions in such high regard,” Settoon said. “It’s extremely rare for a student-produced game broadcast to be selected for streaming on an ESPN platform. This is the culmination of many years of hard work by our students and Southeastern Channel supervising staff members.”
     Game selections after the first four weeks of the season will be announced by the Southland Conference 12 days prior to kickoff, allowing the best matchups to be selected each week for various broadcast partners.
     ESPN+ is the premium multi-sport, direct-to-consumer video service from The Walt Disney Company’s Direct-to-Consumer and International segment in conjunction with ESPN. It offers fans thousands of additional live events, on-demand content and original programming not available on ESPN’s linear TV or digital networks.
Programming on ESPN+ includes hundreds of MLB, NHL and MLS games, thousands of college sports events (including football, basketball and multiple other sports from more than 15 conferences), Grand Slam tennis, international and domestic rugby, cricket, and the full library of ESPN’s award-winning 30 for 30 films.
     In recent years Southeastern Channel game broadcasts have streamed live on the Southland Digital Network and aired on the Cox Sports Television Network.
     “We are very excited to have Southeastern Louisiana home games added to our ever-expanding menu of football broadcasts across the Southland Conference,” League Commissioner Tom Burnett said. “The award-winning production efforts of the student-led Southeastern Channel will be seen by a wider audience of football fans to enjoy watching the Lions and other Southland competition.”
     Settoon said that the Southeastern Channel provides unique sports broadcasting opportunities for students whose work can be seen on national networks.
     “We’re one of the very few college television stations in the entire country- and the only one in the state or region- where students are able to do the play-by-play announcing, color commentating, sideline reporting, live game directing and every other crew position for Division One Football and other sports events,” Settoon said. “Most college game productions relegate students to running camera or production assistant positions.”
     The Southeastern Channel football broadcast from last season’s Lions vs. Abilene Christian game won fourth place in the nation for Live Game Broadcast given by the Broadcast Education Association.
ESPN+ is an integrated part of the ESPN App, the leading sports app and the premier all-in-one digital sports platform for fans. The ESPN App is a showcase of the company’s culture of innovation, delivering a rich, personalized experience that curates all of ESPN’s incredible content around each fan’s individual tastes. ESPN+ is also available through Fans subscribe to ESPN+ for $4.99 a month or $49.99 per year and can cancel at any time.
     The Southeastern Channel has won over 400 national, international and regional awards in the past 16 years, including 17 from the Emmys. The channel can be seen on Charter Spectrum 199 in Tangipahoa, St. Tammany, Livingston and St. Helena parishes, and its live webcast and video on demand can be viewed online via the channel’s website at It’s also on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and YouTube.


STEM Fest a success
Saturday’s second annual STEM Fest, sponsored by AT&T, saw more than 1,000 K-12 students and parents attend the event at Southeastern’s Pennington Student Activity Center. Participants enjoyed hands-on activities provided by 37 exhibitors from STEM-related organizations, agencies and educational entities.
     Southeastern was represented by 14 departments, organizations, and offices, including Biology, Chemistry & Physics, Computer Science, Industrial & Engineering Technology, Kinesiology & Health Sciences, Mathematics, and Sustainability. Industry exhibitors included AT&T and Cricket Wireless, Turner Industries, North Oaks Health System, and Oschner.
     The event was organized by members of the Northshore STEM Coalition, for which Southeastern and Northshore Technical Community College serve as leads. The coalition is part of the national STEM Learning Ecosystem network, which builds collaborations to better prepare youth and families ultimately for success in postsecondary STEM programs and local STEM careers.
     The purpose of the event is to inspire interest and enjoyment of STEM, to build community relationships, and to serve as an information hub to parents for additional programs and support throughout the year, including college and career pathways in STEM-related fields.
     Exhibitors providing year-round educational opportunities included Southeastern STEM Outreach programs through the Region VIII Science Fair, Science Olympiad, and You Be the Chemist, as well as, NASA, LIGO, SOARR, parish libraries, robotics teams for all ages, Boy Scouts, STEM Scouts, and Girl Scouts. Organizations also provided information for teachers, including Southeastern Teaching & Learning and 3D-EXSTREAM.
     The event will be followed by nine community STEM Cafes throughout Livingston, St. Helena, St. Tammany, Tangipahoa, and Washington parishes, which are a smaller events designed to promote quality interactions between youth and volunteer STEM professionals.
     Event co-chairs Wendy Conarro and Troy Williams were pleased with the participation and enjoyment by the community and are already planning next year's event scheduled Saturday, Aug. 22, 2020.

Dr. Moses Ihachi from the Department of Chemistry and Physics conducts an experiment to the delight of attendees at STEM Fest Saturday.


Baton Rouge Advocate

SLU Community Music School taking applications

Class being held to focus on e-commerce

The Startup
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The Southeastern football, volleyball and cross country teams will officially open their respective 2019 seasons during this week in Southeastern Athletics.
     The Lion football team will host No. 6 Jacksonville State, the five-time defending Ohio Valley Conference champions, on Thursday at 7 p.m. in Strawberry Stadium. The game will air on ESPN+ and on the Southeastern Sports Radio Network (KSLU-FM (90.9), Kajun 107.1 FM, The Highway 104.7 FM and The Boss 1400 AM/103.7 FM). Fans can also listen live at and via the Lions Game Day Experience and TuneIn Radio apps.
     Thursday’s game against the Gamecocks will also be Faculty/Staff Appreciation Day at Strawberry Stadium. All SLU faculty and staff can receive two complimentary tickets by presenting their Southeastern faculty/staff ID.
     To avoid ticket lines, faculty and staff are encouraged to pick up their tickets prior to game day at the Southeastern Athletics Ticket Office, which is open Monday through Thursday from 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. and from 8 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. on Friday. On game day, tickets may be picked up at the ticket booths in Friendship Circle or Strawberry Stadium.
     The first 300 students to Thursday’s SLU-JSU contest will receive a free spirit item to help cheer on the Lions. The Gamecocks will be the highest-ranked team to visit Hammond since 2013.
     The SLU volleyball team will travel to the Jax State Invitational this weekend to open the 2019 season. On Friday, the Lady Lions face Troy at 10:30 a.m. and East Tennessee State at 4:30 p.m. Saturday’s tournament finale sees Southeastern take on host Jacksonville State at 1:30 p.m. and will air on ESPN+.
     The Southeastern men’s and women’s cross country teams will also open their season this week. On Friday, the Lions and Lady Lions will head to Lake Charles to compete in the McNeese Invitational.
     The SLU soccer team (0-1) closes out its season-opening three-match home stand on Friday, hosting Jackson State for a 4 p.m. match. The Pennington Activity Center and Southeastern Athletics will provide free spirit items for the first 100 students. Students will also have an opportunity to sign up for intramural soccer at the Pennington table.
     The Southeastern Sports Network will offer a free video stream of Friday’s match. Tune in online at or the Lions’ Gameday Experience app for Android or iOS devices. Fans can also watch on Southeastern’s YouTube channel (/SLUathletics) with any mobile, tablet or smart TV device (e.g., Apple TV, Amazon Fire, Android TV and Roku).


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AUG 29

Football, vs. No. 6 Jacksonville State, Strawberry Stadium, 7 p.m. (ESPN+) (KSLU 90.9) (Kajun 107.1 FM) (The Highway 104.7 FM) (The Boss 1400 AM/103.7 FM)
     - Faculty/Staff Appreciation Night

AUG 30

Volleyball, vs. Troy (Jax State Invitational), Jacksonville, Ala., 10:30 a.m.
Volleyball, vs. East Tennessee State (Jax State Invitational), Jacksonville, Ala., 4 p.m.
Cross Country, at McNeese Invitational, Lake Charles, All Day
Soccer, vs. Jackson State, Strawberry Stadium, 4 p.m. (SSN)
     - Pennington Activity Center Night

AUG 31

Volleyball, at Jacksonville State (Jax State Invitational), Jacksonville, Ala., 1:30 p.m. (ESPN+)


Southeastern home events in bold.


Kathleen Campbell (Educational Leadership and Technology) presented “Educators’ Perceptions of the Support Needed for New Teachers” at the European Conference on Education in London July 19-21.


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