Sustainability Center receives award
Faculty Art Exhibition on display
Celebrate Phi Kappa Phi Week
Wind Symphony concert scheduled

Columbia Theatre presents 1984
Graduation application deadline set
MLK Remembrance Program held
Champagne Bingo a success

Southeastern in the News
This Week in Athletics
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Southeastern Sustainability Center receives Innovation Award
Innovation Award

Southeastern’s Sustainability Center has been awarded the Innovation Champion Award by the Louisiana Chapter of U.S. Green Building Council. The university received the award for its innovative hybrid geothermal residence halls.
     The two new state-of-the-art residence halls, Ascension and Twelve Oaks, are cooling and heating using energy from the ground.
Sustainability Manager Alejandro Martinez explained that with this type of system, pumps move heat from the ground to the building when the weather outside is chilly. When cooling is needed, the process is reversed. The result is a sustainable, environmentally friendly, and economical solution to heating and cooling. Given the conditions in Louisiana, he said, geothermal is a highly effective system for the South.
     “Over time, it is projected that savings greater than 50 percent will be captured on energy expenses compared to a traditional method and build,” Martinez said. “Equally important on a university campus, the system also serves as a learning laboratory for real-world ready experiences for Southeastern students in various disciplines.”
     USGBC is a nonprofit organization that houses Green Business Certification Inc., the only group to administer project certifications and professional credentials and certificates within the framework of the U.S. Green Building Council’s Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design Green Building Rating System. LEED designation is the international standard for environmentally sound buildings.
     For more information about Southeastern’s Sustainability Center, visit


SUSTAINABILITY RECOGNIZED - Southeastern’s Sustainability Center has been awarded the Innovation Champion Award by the Louisiana Chapter of U.S. Green Building Council. Sustainability Manager Alejandro Martinez, right, and Graduate Assistant Gina Howell accepted the award on behalf of the Southeastern Physical Plant team for its innovative hybrid geothermal residence halls.

Contemporary Art Gallery hosts Faculty Exhibition
The Department of Visual Art + Design at Southeastern is currently hosting the “Faculty Collects II Visual Art + Design Faculty Exhibition” through Feb. 21 at the university’s Contemporary Art Gallery, located at 100 East Stadium. The exhibition is free and open to the public.
     Featured in the exhibition is artwork by Southeastern faculty who teach in the areas of painting, sculpture, ceramics, video, photography, drawing, digital art, theatre design, graphic design and more. All artwork included is from the faculty members’ own personal art collections.
     For more information, contact the gallery at 549-5080.


Wind Symphony concert scheduled
The Southeastern Wind Symphony will present its annual Disney Concert on Saturday, Feb. 8, at 2 p.m., in Pottle Music Building Auditorium.
     “This is always one of favorite events of the year, and this year we will be performing music that spans multiple generations of Disney films,” said Associate Director of Bands, Director of Athletic Bands, and Director of the Spirit of the Southland Marching Band Derek Stoughton. “There will be music from the classics, including The Little Mermaid, Toy Story and Mulan, along with some of the newer scores, including music from the newest Star Wars films.”
     “Through the magic of Pottle, you may even get to meet some of your favorite characters from the world of Disney and get an autograph or two,” Stoughton continued. “This is a family-friendly event, and is a wonderful way to spend an afternoon with your children.”
     Tickets are $5 general admission, with children four and under getting in for free. The event is also free to all Southeastern students, with a valid school ID.
     For more information, contact Stoughton at

February 17 is final day for students to apply for spring 2020 graduation
The final day for Southeastern students to apply to graduate in spring 2020 is Feb. 17, the university announced today.
     Students who do not submit the fee and application by Feb. 17 will not be considered a degree candidate for the spring 2020 term. The $25 application fee must be paid directly to the Controller’s Office, located on North Campus in the Financial Aid Building, prior to completing the graduation application.
     Candidates for associate’s, bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degrees can apply for graduation by logging into their LeoNet campus accounts and choosing the “Self Service, Degree Progress/Graduation, Apply for Graduation” option. Instructions are available at or from the Southeastern Office of the Registrar at 549-2066. There is also a direct link available at
     Students seeking help on completing the graduation application can also go to the Enrollment Services Express office on main campus in the Student Union, room 1301.
     In addition, the graduation application for summer and fall 2020 is now open.
     Visit for information regarding graduation application, deadlines, and fees.

Walker speaks at MLK Remembrance Program

Tyronne Walker


WALKER SPEAKS AT MLK REMEMBRANCE PROGRAM - Vice President of Communications and Public Affairs for the Greater New Orleans Foundation Tyronne Walker was the speaker for Southeastern’s Martin Luther King Jr. remembrance program held Monday (Jan. 27). Immediately following the remembrance march, Walker’s remarks reflected on King’s life and impact. The event is sponsored annually by the Kappa Nu Chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha fraternity and the Office of Multicultural and International Student Affairs.


Phi Kappa Phi logo 

Celebrate Phi Kappa Phi Week 
The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi is celebrating Phi Kappa Phi Week, Feb. 3 – 7.
     Founded in 1897 at the University of Maine, Phi Kappa Phi is one of the oldest interdisciplinary honor societies in the United States. The society recognizes and promotes academic excellence in all fields of higher education and engages the community of scholars in service to others.
     The motto of Phi Kappa Phi is “Let the love of learning rule humanity.” The national organization provides funding for graduate student fellowships, study abroad scholarships, and literacy grants.
     The Southeastern Chapter of Phi Kappa Phi was founded in 1956 as the 75th active chapter of the society. Southeastern’s chapter sponsors guest lectures in art, literature, and science, and holds an annual Quiz Bowl tournament during Homecoming Week.


Columbia Theatre presents 1984 
Aquila TheatreSoutheastern’s Columbia Theatre for the Performing Arts will present Aquila Theatre Company in 1984 for one performance only on Feb. 15 at 7:30 p.m.
     Columbia Theatre Artistic Director Jim Winter said George Orwell’s cautionary novel seems forever both timely and ahead of its time.
     “It is somewhat oddly fitting that Aquila Theatre brings 1984 to our stage at a time when the public is actively debating the intersection of government and individuality,” Winter said. “As our modern world grapples with the threats and benefits of technological integration, Aquila Theatre’s production provides a space to appreciate the value of individual thought. Today, Orwell’s prescient story resonates around the globe as individuals, systems and governments clash.”
     Written in 1944 near the end of World War II, 1984 depicts a society controlled by a totalitarian government bent on repressing all subversive tendencies.
     “In Orwell’s world, ’Big Brother’ is always watching and technology is wielded as a weapon to inundate citizens with propaganda and to monitor thoughts and actions,” explained Winter. “Imagined before the existence of computers, this dystopian future explores the power of technology as a mental manipulator and source of curated information.”
     Tickets for the production range from $36 to $45 and are available at the Columbia Theatre box office Monday through Friday from 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. or by phone at 543-4371. Patrons may also get tickets online at
     Special $10 Southeastern student tickets are also offered for this production. Students must present their university ID at the box office.
     All Southeastern faculty, retired faculty or university staff with ID may purchase one ticket for 1984 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. Contact the box office at 543-4371 for more information.

Champagne Bingo 2020
Champagne Bingo 2020Champagne Bingo, held Saturday (Feb. 1) at the Southeastern Student Union Ballroom, was a blast for a good cause. Over 500 women attended the fundraiser for the Southeastern athletics program. Attendees enjoyed bingo games, raffles, live and silent auctions, door prizes and much more.


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“Spring Into Spring” events highlight this week in Southeastern Athletics.
     “Spring Into Spring” week festivities open with the Baseball/Softball Season Ticket Appreciation event on Monday in the Victory Club. An exclusive event open to 2020 baseball and softball season ticket holders only, doors open at 5:30 p.m. for season ticket pickup and light refreshments. Fans wishing to purchase season tickets will have an opportunity to do so before entering the event.
     Head baseball coach Matt Riser and head softball coach Rick Fremin will speak at 6 p.m. Select student-athletes from both teams will be on hand to sign autographs.
     The Southeastern Louisiana football program will host a Signing Day show presented by Champagne Beverage on Wednesday at Tope La Catering in downtown Hammond.
     The show will air from 5:30-6:30 p.m. on Kajun 107.1 FM, The Highway 104.7 FM and The Boss 103.7 FM/1400 AM and a free live video stream will also be able on the Southeastern Sports Network at
     Head coach Frank Scelfo, recruiting coordinator Ross Jenkins, wide receiver Austin Mitchell, offensive lineman Rendon Miles-Character, linebacker Alexis Ramos, defensive lineman Ronald Cherry III and host Allen Waddell will discuss the program’s 2020 signing class and all things Lion Football.
     Doors open at 5 p.m. Admission is $10 for fans with free admission offered to Touchdown Club and S Club members. Hors d'oeuvres and a cash bar will be available.
     The Lions opened the early signing period in December by adding 16 student-athletes. Scelfo and his staff will close out the signing class with February additions on Wednesday.
     The Southeastern Louisiana baseball program is set to host its annual First Pitch Banquet and Alumni Game on Friday and Saturday.
Riser and the Lions will host the First Pitch Banquet on Friday at 7 p.m., at Le Fleur De Lis Reception Hall (111 N. Sixth St.) in Ponchatoula.
     The event includes dinner, a cash bar, silent auction, raffle and a cash drawdown. Individual seats are $100 and include a raffle book and one drawdown ticket.
     Reserved tables (eight seats per table) are available for $1,000 and includes a raffle book, eight drawdown tickets and banquet recognition.
In addition to the dinner, silent auction, raffle and drawdown, a senior player will be selected as the keynote speaker.
     For further information, contact the Lion Athletics Association at 549-5091 or email All proceeds from the event benefit the Southeastern baseball program.
     The Lions will also host an alumni game at 11 a.m. on Saturday at Pat Kenelly Diamond at Alumni Field. Admission to the scrimmage, which features Southeastern baseball alumni squaring off against the 2019 team, is free.
     Baseball alumni wishing to participate in the game are asked to RSVP through Jake Riser, director of baseball operations and player development, at or (601) 347-9024.
     The SLU women’s basketball team (9-11, 6-5 Southland) will play its part in “Spring Into Spring” week at SLU, hosting Play4Kay and Alumni Day festivities in conjunction with Saturday’s 1 p.m. contest versus UIW.
     Southeastern is playing its part in raising cancer awareness by supporting the nationwide Play4Kay initiative. Proceeds from the game will benefit the Kay Yow Cancer Fund, which raises money for cancer research and is named for the late North Carolina State head coach who passed away from breast cancer in 2009.
     Southeastern Athletics, North Oaks Health System and PRIDE will partner to host the event. All cancer survivors will receive free admission, be honored at halftime during the Survivor Walk and are invited to the pregame survivor reception from noon-1 p.m. in the University Center’s St. Tammany Room.
     T-shirts will be given out to fans as available. Links will be sold for a $1 at the SLU-UIW contest for the survivor chain that will be displayed in the University Center during the game. Southeastern student organizations, faculty and staff will participate in a Stationary Bike Challenge with fans donating to the team they believe will win. All proceeds from the links and Stationary Bike Challenge will benefit the Kay Yow Cancer Fund.
     For the contest, the Lady Lions will be decked out in brand new pink uniforms, donated by Craig and Pam Cook Forrest. Cook Forrest is a member of PRIDE and the Southeastern Athletics Hall of Fame, as well as one of three Lady Lions in school history to have their jersey retired and one of the stars of the 1976-77 AIAW National Championship team.
     In addition to supporting her team, Cook Forrest and her husband donated the uniforms in memory of Craig’s sister, Kathy Dale Forrest. The couple believed buying the uniforms was a fitting tribute to Kathy, a Southeastern graduate who passed away due to breast cancer in December 2016.
     Charliee Dugas will be Saturday’s Spotlight Player of the Game. The first 150 fans will receive a trading card featuring the Rayne, Louisiana native courtesy of PRIDE.
     The Southeastern softball team will official open the 2020 schedule this week, hosting the five-team Lion Classic on Friday through Sunday at North Oak Park. On Friday, SLU hosts Buffalo at 4 p.m. and Alabama State at 6 p.m.
     The Lady Lions take on Buffalo (4 p.m.) and Tennessee-Martin (6 p.m.) on Saturday. Sunday’s tournament finale will see Southeastern face Grambling at 2 p.m. Sunday’s game features a Cane’s Challenge. If SLU scores three or more runs versus GSU, fans can redeem their game ticket or student coupon at their local participating Raising Cane’s Chicken Fingers to receive a free combo with the purchase of equal or greater value.
     The SLU men’s basketball team (6-16, 3-8 Southland) will open the week with a 7 p.m. contest versus league foe Houston Baptist on Wednesday in the University Center. Wednesday will feature the “Jam the Jungle” student promotion. There will be free food served to the first 300 students in attendance as well as fun in-game promotions. Buy one, get one general admission ticket offer is available for fans. Use the promo code JUNGLE online at or mention “Jam the Jungle” when you purchase tickets over the phone.
     Wednesday will also be a Cane’s Challenge in the UC. If the Lions score 70 or more points versus HBU, fans can redeem their game ticket or student coupon at their local participating Raising Cane's Chicken Fingers to receive a free combo with the purchase of another of equal or greater value.
     On Saturday, SLU travels to UIW for a 4:15 p.m. league contest in San Antonio, Tex.
     All of this week’s men’s basketball games and Saturday’s women’s basketball contest will be broadcast live in the Hammond area on KSLU-FM (90.9), online at and via the TuneIn Radio and Lions Gameday Experience apps. Saturday’s doubleheader will be televised on ESPN3.
     The Southeastern Sports Network will offer a free video stream of this week’s softball games, Saturday’s women’s basketball game and Wednesday’s men’s basketball contest. Tune in online at or the Lions Game Day 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).
     The Southeastern tennis team (2-1) opens the week with a 2 p.m. match versus Alcorn State on Tuesday at the Southeastern Tennis Complex. On Sunday, SLU hits the road for a 1 p.m. match at Southern.
     The latest episode of Inside Southeastern Basketball with David Kiefer is set for Monday at 7 p.m. Hosted by Allen Waddell, the show will feature Kiefer breaking down the previous games and previewing the upcoming games each week through March 2 from Rainbow Daiquiris located at 14384 W. Thomas Street. Fans can submit questions for Kiefer at LionSports.Net for the “Ask the Coach” segment.
     The show will air on the Southeastern Sports Radio Network (KSLU-FM (90.9), Kajun 107.1 FM, The Highway 104.7 FM and The Boss 103.7 FM/1400 AM). Fans can also listen live at and via the Radio FX and TuneIn Radio
apps. A live video stream of the show will be available at



Baseball/Softball, Season Ticket Appreciation Event, Victory Club, 5:30 p.m.
Men’s Basketball, Inside Southeastern Basketball with David Kiefer, Rainbow Daiquiris, 7 p.m. (KSLU) (Kajun 107.1) (The Highway 104.7) (The Boss 103.7 FM/1400 AM) (SSN)


Tennis, vs. Alcorn State, Southeastern Tennis Complex, 2 p.m.


 Football, Signing Day Show presented by Champagne Beverage, Tope La Catering, 5:30 p.m. (Kajun 107.1) (The Highway 104.7) (The Boss 103.7/WFPR 1400 AM) (SSN)


Men’s Basketball, vs. Houston Baptist, University Center, 7 p.m. (KSLU) (SSN)*
     - Jam the Jungle
     - Cane’s Challenge


 Baseball, First Pitch Banquet, Le Fleur De Lis Reception Hall, 7 p.m.


Softball, Lion Classic – Day One, North Oak Park
     - UT Martin vs. Buffalo, 12 p.m.
     - UT Martin vs. Alabama State, 2 p.m.
     - Southeastern Louisiana vs. Buffalo, 4 p.m. (SSN)
     - Southeastern Louisiana vs. Alabama State, 6 p.m. (SSN)


 Women’s Basketball, vs. UIW, University Center, 1 p.m. (SSN)*
     - Play4Kay Game
     - Alumni Game
     - Charliee Dugas Trading Card Day


Men’s Basketball, at UIW, San Antonio, Texas, 4:15 p.m. (KSLU)*


Softball, Lion Classic – Day Two, North Oak Park
     - Grambling vs. Alabama State, 10 a.m.
     - Alabama State vs. UT Martin, 12 p.m.
     - Buffalo vs. Grambling, 2 p.m.
     - Southeastern Louisiana vs. Buffalo, 4 p.m. (SSN)
     - Southeastern Louisiana vs. UT Martin, 6 p.m. (SSN)


Baseball, Alumni Game, Alumni Field, 11 a.m.


 Softball, Lion Classic – Day Three, North Oak Park
     - Alabama State vs. Buffalo, 10 a.m.
     - UT Martin vs. Grambling, 12 p.m.
     - Southeastern Louisiana vs. Grambling, 2 p.m. (SSN)
          - Cane’s Challenge


Tennis, at Southern, Baton Rouge, 1 p.m.


Southeastern home events in bold.
* - Southland Conference contest


Anne Babson (English) recently chaired a panel discussion at L’Union Francaise in New Orleans on “The French of Hegemony and the French of Liberation: a Discussion of Whiteness, Blackness, and Colonial and Post-Colonial Literature” and Dr. Jerry Parker (World Languages and Cultures) was a panelist for a discussion.
     Bruce Craft (English) published an article titled “Gazing into the Digital Face of Levinas: The Ethics of Self and Other in Cyberspace” in the January 2020 edition of MediaCommons.

     Dr. Marianna Kunow (World Languages and Cultures) was invited to present the lecture “Magical Beings and Events in Maya Folktales from Yucatan” Jan. 8 as part of the Merida English Library’s lecture series in Merida, Yucatan, Mexico. The selection was from her most recent translations from Spanish into English.
     Dr. Alan Cannon (Mathematics) attended the workshop “Growing Your Chapter” in Atlanta Jan. 11. The event was hosted by the national office of the Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi. Cannon is the current president of Southeastern’s chapter of Phi Kappa Phi, Chapter 075.


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