Southeastern's 'Lionpawlooza' part of Hot August Night
Contact: Rene Abadie
HAMMOND – Southeastern Louisiana University’s football fan day and traditional pep rally at downtown Hammond’s Hot August Night on Friday (August 21) will assume an expanded role with the introduction of Lionpawlooza, a celebration culminating the university’s Green and Gold Week.
The pep rally, which launches the start of the Lions football season, will start at 6:30 p.m. Coaches, cheerleaders, student-athletes and Southeastern’s Spirit of the Southland Band will lead the rally on the stage of LaCaretta Restaurant.
Across the street on the Regions Bank grounds, Southeastern will host a village of tables and tents until 8 p.m. featuring pictures with Roomie, autograph signing by student athletes, face painting by the Lionettes and cheerleaders and information on Cub Club, the Southeastern recycling project, Career Services, the Alumni Association and the Southeastern Development Foundation’s Project Friendship. In addition the Southeastern Bookstore will have the latest Lion gear available for purchase, and a special Southeastern Spirit Spin prize wheel guarantees a price to anyone who takes a spin. Free product samples from Coca-Cola will also be available.
Southeatern’s Columbia Theatre for the Performing Arts, located at 220 E. Thomas Street, will host a rock band video game stage in the Conference Center as a part of the Hot August Night activities. Participants – ages 13 – 23 – will be able to show off their skills on a special performance stage. Seating will be provided to watch the performers and their progress on a video screen behind them.
The theater also will host a showing of local artist and Southeastern alumnus Jerry Hymel in the lobby and a continuous screening in the John J. Hainkel Hall of “Cinematheque,” a series of student-produced short films and documentaries.