Symphony Orchestra to perform Dec. 4
After the recent successful presentation of Southeastern’s Symphony Orchestra at the
Louisiana Music Educators Association Conference in Baton Rouge, the symphonic ensemble
approaches the stage this week with a brand new program designed to close the semester
with joy and excitement.
The first half of the concert will showcase five talented Southeastern music
students who made the finals at the 2019 Concerto Competition: Marina Burguete, cello,
Sara Cage, soprano, Hannah Freitas, flute, Alfred Harper, baritone and Chandler Sumner,
trumpet. They will present several solos written for their instruments.
Assistant Professor of Violin Victor Correa-Cruz said the audience will be exposed
to emblematic arias by Wolfgang A. Mozart and George Fr. Händel; a concerto for Flute
by Malcolm Arnold, one of the main English 20th century composers; and two works by
Joseph Haydn: his Trumpet Concerto in E flat Major and his Cello Concerto in C Major.
After the solos, the orchestra will perform the Overture to “Poet and Peasant”
by von Suppé, a classic at the Vienna New Year’s Concert. Brahms ́ most celebrated
Hungarian Dance –no. 5- will follow, and the soundtrack of “Titanic” by James Horner
will invoke memories and images of one of the greatest movies in the history of filmmaking,
The concert will end with the Intermezzo to “La Boda de Luis Alonso,” a famous
Spanish “zarzuela,” a genre with ties to comic opera and German operetta.
“We hope this concert helps everyone face the Christmas season with optimism
and inspiration. As always, thank you for coming and showing us your support on every
concert,” said Correa-Cruz. “The next performance will take place in the spring on
March 18 with the orchestra presenting the monumental “Masquerade” suite by Aram Khachaturian
along with some other gems of the repertoire. On behalf of the entire orchestra, Merry
Christmas to y´all!”
Phi Kappa Phi chapter recognized
The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi at Southeastern was recently recognized as achieving
the Excellence Platinum status for 2019-20.
The Circle of Excellence Award Program recognizes chapters for their work in
promoting excellence on the local campus and engaging the community of scholars each
year. The awards utilize data already submitted by the chapter to the national office
regarding yearly activities and initiation efforts.
Chapters achieving the Platinum Circle of Excellence status may elect a $300
cash award or a convention registration grant valued at $425.
Regional Nursing and Health Sciences Interprofessional Education Event held
Southeastern and the School of Nursing recently hosted the inaugural Regional Nursing
and Health Sciences Interprofessional Education Event sponsored by the Northshore
Healthcare Alliance with partial funding provided by the EPIC Corporation Endowed
Professorship in Nursing awarded to Dr. Luanne Billingsley to support the infusion
of IPE into the School of Nursing program. Dr. Lindsay Domiano led the collaborative
IPE project planning committee and faculty facilitators to develop the event agenda
Expert panelists included executives from five NHA healthcare facilities. CEO
of North Oaks Health System Michele Sutton; Senior VP at St. Tammany Parish Hospital
Kerry Milton; Chief Nursing Officer at Our Lady of the Angels Hospital Ralph Serpas;
Chief Medical Officer of Ochsner/Slidell Memorial Hospitals Dr. James Newcomb; and
Chief Operating Officer of Lakeview Regional Medical Center Scott Montgomery, were
selected for their varied education, training, and backgrounds to share insights on
“The Importance of Teamwork and Communication to Patient Safety and Outcomes.”
Following the expert panel discussion, Executive Director of Northshore Healthcare
Alliance Sharon Landry, facilitated a robust question and answer session.
Billingsley, Domiano, and Dr. Danielle Charrier presented an overview of interprofessional
core competencies and critical strategies to improve IP communication and teamwork.
Then, over 20 faculty volunteers from Southeastern College of Nursing and Health Sciences,
Delgado Charity School of Nursing, Nunez Community College, Northshore Technical Community
College, and Louisiana Hospital Association facilitated interactive activities among
over 300 invited health profession students.
The next steps include training interested faculty members and clinical preceptors
from multiple disciplines to work together outside of the traditional professional
silos to improve patient safety and outcomes.
For additional information, contact Billingsley at firstname.lastname@example.org
or Domiano at email@example.com.
ABOVE: Pictured at the event, from left, are Lindsay Domiano, Sharon Landry, Ken Tillman,
Luanne Billingsley, and Danielle Charrier.
Ceramics Club pottery sale set Dec. 2-3
The Southeastern Ceramics Club will hold its holiday pottery sale Dec. 2 – 3 from
9 a.m. to 3 p.m. in front of the Student Union.
The club was organized to help Southeastern art students sell and promote their
work, and money raised in the sale will be used to help fund visiting artists and
awards for students.
For more information, call 549-2193.
Nursing and Health Science to host Canines and Cupcakes
Southeastern’s College of Nursing and Health Sciences is hosting a dog-gone good time
for a “pawsatively” worthy cause – its second annual Canines and Cupcakes fundraiser.
Scheduled Dec. 7 from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m., the event for canines and their owners will
take place at Southeastern’s Kinesiology Building Gym, located at 400 Mane Street.
Dean of the College of Nursing and Health Sciences Ann Carruth said the event
is not only a fundraiser for the Nursing and Health Sciences Foundation to promote
student educational activities, but it also serves as a stress reliever for students
as final exams approach. Families planning or considering getting a dog over the holidays
are also encouraged to attend and learn about dog ownership.
“Join us for a fun-filled day of yoga, games, photos with Roomie and the Grinch
and, of course, cupcake decorating at our cupcake station. Although the cupcakes will
be baked for human consumption, we will leave it up to the owners who ultimately gets
to enjoy them,” she said. “Attendees can bring their canine companions for some exercise,
fun activities, photos for humans and dogs and demonstrations throughout the event.
This year we will be adding a dog treat station.”
Activities include demonstrations by Southeastern’s Communication Sciences and
Disorders Department of animal assisted therapy used to improve communication; dog-training
techniques courtesy of Dog Gone Right, LLC; education on heartworm prevention from
Crosspoint Veterinary Hospital; and safe food handling instruction, especially during
the holidays, by Northshore Technical Community College’s Vet Assistance Program.
Hammond Police will also be on hand to fingerprint children, along with volunteers
to help paw print dogs.
Also planned is a costume contest at 10 a.m. that will award prizes for the following:
best Christmas character portrayal (human and canine); best use of Christmas colors
(human and canine); best doggie Christmas character (canine only); most Christmas
look-alike (human and canine); ugliest Christmas sweater (human only), and best dog
Costume contest, silent auction, door prize and raffle winners will be announced
at 10:45 a.m. Judges include CEO of North Oaks Health System Michele Sutton, Dean
of Students Dr. Gabe Willis, Student Government Association President Karley Bordelon,
and Donna Miller, owner of PJ’s Coffee.
Vendors for dog-themed shopping, paw print face painting, a kissing booth where
attendees can volunteer their dogs to give kisses, games and music are included in
the day’s activities as well, Carruth said.
Rounding out the day is a pet parade at 11:30 a.m. (floats optional) through
Friendship Circle. The route will begin at the Kinesiology Building breezeway then
continue through the Student Union, around Friendship Circle and back. Vice President
for Student Affairs Dr. Eric Summers will serve as grand marshal.
A highlight of the event will be the raffle drawing for a dog-themed quilt made
by Southeastern retired faculty member Paul Simoneaux.
Sponsors and local vendors for the event include the following: All Barn New, Aramark,
Big Frog, Charles Black III and Hunter Black, Connie’s Impressions, Crosspoint Veterinary
Hospital – Dr. Christie McHughes (SLU alumna), Denise Austin Pottery, Dog Gone Right,
Farm Bureau – Malcolm Fitzhugh (SLU alumnus), Gulf South Bank, Helm Paint and Decorating,
Nothing Bundt Cakes, North Oaks Health System, Pennington Student Activity Center,
PJs – Downtown Hammond, Rho Zeta/STTI, the Ribando Family, Ross Downing Chevrolet,
Inc., Royal Pets Grooming Spa, Tangipahoa District Nurses Association, Tycer Ready
Mix, and Zocalisa Fine Chocolates.
Cost to attend the event is $25 per family with a canine, $15 per family without
a canine, or $5 for Southeastern students with or without a dog.
Registration for Canines and Cupcakes is available at the door or at caninesandcupcakes.eventbrite.com
and includes a photo gift.
For more information, contact the Department of Nursing and Health Sciences at
549-3772 or firstname.lastname@example.org.