Faculty-Staff convocation launches academic year at Southeastern
Contact: Tonya Lowentritt
HAMMOND – Southeastern Louisiana University will launch the 2011-12 academic year with its annual fall convocation for faculty and staff on Friday, Aug. 12, at the Columbia Theatre for the Performing Arts in downtown Hammond.
Scheduled for 10:30 a.m., the event will include a state of the university address by President John L. Crain. Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs Tammy Bourg will preside over the event, which is open to the public.
The convocation will include presentation of the President’s Awards for Excellence, the university’s highest faculty and staff honors, as well as presentation of service awards to faculty and staff who have been with the university for 25, 30, and 40 years. Also to be recognized are new faculty and staff, faculty tenure and promotions, emeritus faculty and donors who have established newly endowed professorships.
The university will provide a shuttle service for the event for faculty and staff to and from the parking facility adjacent to Strawberry Stadium beginning at 9 a.m. The annual Alumni Association-sponsored picnic at Twelve Oaks on campus will immediately follow the morning's ceremonies.