KSLU celebrates 45 years at Southeastern
Southeastern’s public radio station KSLU 90.9 FM is turning 45. KSLU staff will celebrate
Nov. 11, from 11:30 a.m. until 2 p.m. in the Student Union breezeway with music, cake,
and photos. All students, along with past KSLU faculty, staff and alumni, are invited
to attend the celebration. Plus, everyone’s favorite Lion, Roomie, will be there for
all the fun.
Launched in 1974 as a radio club at Southeastern, KSLU was only on the air for
a few hours per day, Monday through Friday. Thanks to support from the Student Government
Association and self-assessed fees of the student body, in 1983 the station qualified
for membership in the Corporation for Public Broadcasting. Since that time, KSLU,
an FCC licensed public radio station, has only grown – evolving as a leader in student
broadcast education, focusing on providing Southeastern students with professional-level
training in the latest broadcast trends and technology.
Available on terrestrial radio, online, and through digital apps, KSLU opens
the door for student broadcasters to pioneer their own programs, creating something
uniquely their own, and uniquely Southeastern. Programming includes music, live broadcasts
of sporting events, and community-oriented talk shows. Named the No. 1 college radio
station in the region by the Southeast Journalism Conference, KSLU provides Southeastern
students with the real world experience necessary to be successful in their chosen
fields. Learn more about KSLU at www.kslu.org.
Sims Library to host book sale
Mark your calendars for Sims Library’s fall book sale Monday and Tuesday, Nov. 18
and 19. Fill a bag with books for just $3. Credit and debit cards are welcome, and
cash is accepted as long as the bill is not larger than $20.
Book sale hours are Monday, Nov. 18, from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Tuesday, Nov.
19, from 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Athletics to honor military
Southeastern Athletics invites you to celebrate Military Appreciation Day at Strawberry
Stadium Thursday, Nov. 21, at 6 p.m. The Lions and the Colonels will be competing
for the River Bell Trophy in the 29th edition of the historic River Bell Classic.
All service members with a service ID can receive two free tickets. Tickets
may be picked up on game day at the ticket booths in Friendship Circle or Strawberry
Stadium. However, to avoid ticket window lines, we encourage you to come by our office
prior to game day to collect your tickets. Office hours are Monday – Thursday from
9 a.m. - 5 p.m. and Friday from 8 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Southeastern educator receives national award
Southeastern Associate Professor of Education Gerlinde Beckers received the Iva Dean
Cook Educator of the Year Award recently at the 2019 Division of Career Development
& Transition International Conference in Seattle.
The practitioner honor is awarded to an educator, including a higher education
professional, who has demonstrated outstanding commitment and service to the career
education and transition of students with disabilities. The award is named in recognition
of Iva Dean Cook, a DCDT founding member, past president and a pioneer in teacher
preparation in transition.
A resident of Loranger, Beckers received the award for her work with the Lions
Connected Program, a program that provides personalized, post-secondary educational
experiences for individuals with intellectual disabilities and recently received national
recognition as the Exemplary Program for Vocational Training and Transition from the
American Council on Rural Special Education.
“While Dr. Beckers is a busy associate professor in the College of Education,
she still finds time to remain connected in the community, state, and across the nation,
campaigning for rights and opportunities for people with disabilities,” said Dean
of the College of Education Dr. Paula Summers Calderon. “As director of our post-secondary
transition program, Lions Connected, Dr. Beckers has the opportunity to mentor colleagues
and university students, motivating them to become active in programs for people with
disabilities and to become voices and advocates.”
The mission of DCDT is to promote national and international efforts to improve
the quality of and access to career/vocational and transition services, increase the
participation of education in career development and transition goals, and to influence
policies affecting career development and transition services for persons with disabilities.
Southeastern announces spring priority registration
Southeastern Louisiana University students may register for spring 2020 classes starting
Monday, Nov. 18, through Friday, Nov. 22, at 12:30 p.m.
The priority registration period is for all currently enrolled students, returning
students, new transfer and graduate students.
Students may check enrollment appointment times, spring class schedules and register
online by logging into their LEONet account from Southeastern’s webpage at southeastern.edu.
Students in departments that require advising must be advised prior to registering.
Additionally, any students with registration holds on their accounts will not be able
to access the registration system until holds have been cleared.
For additional information about registration, contact Southeastern’s Office
of the Registrar, 549-2244, 1-800-222-7358 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Southeastern to host first ROTC versus Veterans Flag Football Game
In honor of Veterans Day, Southeastern Louisiana University’s Office of Military and
Veteran Success will host the first ROTC versus Veterans Flag Football Game. Scheduled
Monday, Nov. 11, at 3 p.m. in North Oak Park, the event is free and open to the public.
“The purpose of the event is for the veterans to have a fun activity they can
participate in with an audience of faculty, staff, students and community members,”
said Office of Military and Veteran Success Director and U.S. Air Force Veteran Matthew
D. Watkins. “The game will honor those who have fought and served in war.”
For more information, contact the Office of Military and Veterans Success at
985-549-5041 or email@example.com.
Wind Symphony schedules concert
Southeastern’s Wind Symphony will be give its final concert of the fall semester at
the Columbia Theatre for the Performing Arts in downtown Hammond on Wednesday, Nov.
13, at 7:30 p.m.
“Southeastern is the featured university at the 2019 Louisiana Music Educators
Conference in Baton Rouge later this month, and all of our major performing ensembles
will be giving concerts at the event,” said Interim Director of Bands Derek Stoughton.
“This is a sneak preview of everything that we will be playing at the conference.”
The concert will begin with Gustav Holst’s First Suite in E-flat. Composed in
1909 this is one of the most important pieces ever written for the Wind Ensemble medium
and is a perfect way to open the concert, Stoughton said.
Next will be a preview performance of Ancestral Rumors by American composer Andrew
Boss, which was commissioned by the Southeastern Wind Symphony for the 2019 LMEA Conference.
Using a theme and variations form, this performance will be a sneak peek at the piece,
with the official world premiere taking place at LMEA on Sunday, Nov. 24.
The program also includes the third movement of Frank Ticheli’s Concerto for
Clarinet and Wind Ensemble. Titled “Riffs for Lenny,” this movement is dedicated to
Leonard Bernstein and ties in with the centennial of his birth, which was celebrated
in 2018. Joining the symphony for this performance and playing the solo part is Southeastern
Professor of Clarinet, Victor Drescher.
A very special performance of Brian Balmages’ Rippling Watercolors is also included
in the program.
“Although this piece is accessible by younger bands, it is as mature sounding
of a piece as anything in the literature,” Stoughton said. “Featuring beautiful chords
and brilliant scoring, it is a beautiful piece of music. We will close with Arturo
Marquez’s Danzon no. 2, which is a fun and energetic piece of music that will leave
you feeling alive and full of joy.”
Tickets are $10 for adults, $5 for Southeastern Faculty/Staff and free for all
students, with a valid school ID.
For more information, contact Stoughton at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sims Library to present Book Talk
Explore the Louisiana Quilt Trail with author Sue Nichols. Driving around the Northshore,
one may not realize that they are in the vicinity of one of the most popular quilt
trails in the nation.
The Louisiana Northshore Quilt Trail is the state’s first driving trail of painted
quilt blocks. These wooden quilts feature artistic interpretations (painted, mixed
media, etc.) of quilt blocks outdoors on homes, businesses, sheds, fences, barns or
on posts in the yard, field, pasture or flower bed.
In her new book Only in Louisiana: a Guide to its One-of-a-Kind Quilt Trail,
author Sue Nichols provides a guided tour of more than a hundred blocks displayed
outdoors on homes and businesses in the five parishes of Lake Pontchartrain’s northshore.
On Friday, Nov. 22 at 10 a.m., Nichols will discuss her book and the quilt trail history
at Sims Library, third floor.
The LNQT is comprised of five parishes (Tangipahoa, St. Tammany, Livingston,
St. Helena and Washington), located at the crossroads of Interstate 12 (east and west)
and Interstate 55 (north and south). All trails are within a 45 minute-to-two hour
drive from both New Orleans and Baton Rouge.
For more information, contact Angie Balius, outreach librarian, at 549-3898 or
Southeastern hosts Nursing Symposium
Southeastern School of Nursing and the Rho Zeta Chapter of Sigma, the international
honor society of nursing, hosted the 2019 South Louisiana Intercollegiate Symposium:
Advancing Nursing Excellence and Health Outcomes Through Evidence-Based Collaboration.
Secretary of the Louisiana Department of Health Dr. Rebekah Gee, above, was the
keynote speaker. Gee shared the collaborative effort behind “Louisiana’s Journey Toward
Eliminating Hep C.”
Southeastern faculty were well represented with several faculty members selected
to share their work at this regional conference.
Dr. Lindsay Domiano and Dr. Charrier presented “The Relationship Between Standardized
Test Scores and NCLEX-RN Failure.”
Dr. Luanne Billingsley and Dr. Paula Currie (Communication and Speech Disorders)
presented “Infusing Interprofessional Education Core (IPEC) Competencies into Health
Profession Curricula: A Grassroots Effort.”
Dr. Donna Coffey, Dr. Kristin Whitty, and Ms. Callie Baskett (Nicholls School of
Nursing) presented “Faculty and Student’s Perceptions of Asynchronous Discussion Boards
in Graduate Nursing Education.”
Dr. Sheree Miller presented “Effectiveness of Diabetic Education Intervention with
a Faith-based Organization Using AADE7.”
Dr. Dell Mars offered “Lived Experience of African American Informal Caregivers of
Individuals with Alzheimer’s and Other Related Dementias.”
Dr. Janet Jones presented “Effectiveness of APRNs with Wound Care Specialization
in the Home Setting,” this work is a continuing collaboration with Dr. Todd Shaffett,
a Southeastern DNP graduate.
Gloria Peters, Southeastern DNP student, presented “Impact of Order Sets, Decision
Guides, and Education on Venous Thromboprophylaxis Compliance within an Observation
Ellie Lomzenski, Southeastern DNP student, shared a compelling presentation “Lived
Experiences of Intimate Partner Violence in the Rural Setting.”
Dean of the College of Nursing and Health Sciences Dr. Ann Carruth was the conference
endnote speaker. Carruth shared “Implications of Interprofessional Collaboration in
Academia and Practice.”
The 2019 Symposium Planning Committee would like to acknowledge Dr. Kenneth Tillman,
School of Nursing department head, for his support of interprofessional education
and collaboration, Eric Aymond and his excellent team in the War Memorial Student
Union, and Jared Wall (CFE) for his technical support throughout the event.