2007 -- 80 Years of Rockin' with Roomie
Homecoming features tailgate reunions
The celebration of Homecoming 2007 includes festive tailgate reunions and the annual Lyceum Lights luncheon -- all designed to reunite alumni and honor the association's 80th anniversary.
"80 Years of Rockin' with Roomie," the theme of Homecoming Week (Nov. 5-10) puts a fun spin on the year-long anniversary celebration. So will the reunions on Homecoming Day, Nov. 10, said the Alumni Association's Julie Perise, who is coordinating the reunions.
"Homecoming will be a great time for graduates to reconnect with friends and faculty and share in the day's special Southeastern spirit," Perise said. Reunions are being sponsored by academic colleges and fraternities and sororities, with special get-togethers planned for groups such as past Miss Southeasterns and Homecoming queens, and music alumni.
Perise said academic college tailgating reunions will be scattered in and around Friendship Circle throughout the day.
The College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences and the College of Nursing and Health Sciences will tailgate together outside of Clark Hall in conjunction with the Homecoming Alumni Art Exhibit on display at the Contemporary Art Gallery. A jazz combo will be on hand to entertain the colleges' alumni.
The College of Science and Technology will repeat their Homecoming tailgating tradition of hosting a pig roast, barbeque and volleyball games from 1-5 p.m. "It has been a great success, and we expect it to be an even greater success this year," said Dean Dan McCarthy. They will be set up in Azalea Circle in front of Pursley Hall.
The Colleges of Business and Education and Human Development are gathering in the field north of Mims Hall on the corner of North Oak St. and Western Ave. from 1-3 p.m., where graduates can visit with faculty from the colleges' departments.
Former members of the Spirit of the Southland marching band and the Students of the States plan tuneful Homecoming reunions. At 10 a.m. on Homecoming Day, the alumni musicians will gather for a rehearsal in the Music Annex band room, and the Students of the States in the annex choir room. The groups will rehearse on the field at 11:15 a.m., and join the current band members for a pre-game performance in Strawberry Stadium at 5:48 p.m. For more information, band and Student of the States alumni can contact Bob Priez at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Many fraternities and sororities plan to tailgate in Friendship Circle on game day and will welcome visits by their alumni.
In addition to the tailgate reunions, Perise said alumni are invited to view the annual parade which will roll from campus to downtown Hammond and back again at 2 p.m. and to pack Strawberry Stadium when the Lions take on Southland Conference foe Sam Houston State at 6 p.m.
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Tuesday's Lyceum Lights features alumni
A special Lyceum Lights luncheon is planned in honor of the 80th anniversary theme. The luncheon on Tuesday, Nov. 6 at 12:30 p.m. in Twelve Oaks, is hosted by the Center for Faculty of Excellence and the Offices of the President and Provost.
A tradition since 2002, the Lyceum Lights luncheon series is designed "to illuminate the common interests of faculty from diverse disciplines. Lyceum Lights was started in 2002 to promote interdisciplinary networking and academic discussion," said Tena Golding, director of the Center for Faculty Excellence.
The Homecoming presentation this year is "Celebrating the 80th Year of the Alumni Association and 80 plus years of dedication from some special faculty and alums," said Golding. "Six faculty and alumni will share some of their fondest memories of Southeastern as part of a panel discussion."
Participants include Martie Fellom, professor of dramatic arts, 22 years of service; Randy Settoon, professor of management and Dean of the College of Business, 14 years; Hunter Alessi, professor of counseling, 18 years; Christine Bentley, assistant athletic director for academic success, 17 years; Emily Bond, professor of nursing, 24 years; and Linda Munchausen, professor of chemistry, 33 years.
The cost to attend Lyceum Lights is $5; however, retired Southeastern faculty and special guests are admitted free of charge. Reservations are required by Friday, Nov. 2 and can be made at email@example.com. For more information about Lyceum Lights, contact Golding at 985-549-5791 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
For more information about reunion activities, call Perise at the Alumni Center, 1-800-SLU-ALUM or (985) 549-2150, or visit www.selu.edu/alumni.
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Homecoming exhibit features 18 alumni artists
The talents of Southeastern alumni artists will be on display during Homecoming Week, Nov. 5-10, in the Alumni Association's Homecoming Exhibition at the Contemporary Art Gallery.
Artwork by 18 graduates will be exhibited as part of the university's weeklong Homecoming celebration. The artists will be honored at a special reception on Homecoming Day, Nov. 10, from 3-5 p.m.
Exhibiting artists are Southeastern Public Information Office graphic designers Terry Bahm and Michael Trahan, along with fellow Southeastern graduates Michael Aldana, Emily Broussard, Bianca Chumley, Jessica Danby, Eric Danby, Mike Gureasko, Barbara Hood, Jerry Hymel, Mariana Kunow, Henry McCoy, Mia Marshall, Tiffany Mitchell-Davis, Ben Netterville, John Perilloux, Nancy Perilloux, and Caesandra Seawell.
The Contemporary Art Gallery is located in East Strawberry Stadium.Gallery hours are 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., weekdays, with extended hours to 8 p.m. on Wednesdays.
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Homecoming Quiz Bowl line up
They're back Faculty and student teams who annually step up to the buzzer will again test their knowledge against their peers in the Homecoming Quiz Bowl. Sponsored by Phi Kappa Phi, the Quiz Bowl gets underway at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 6, in the Student Union Theatre.
Quiz Bowl faithfuls such as Sims Memorial Library's Dewey Decimators, the English Club/Sigma Tau Delta's The Write Stuff, and the Center for Faculty Excellence's Center of Attention will have some competition from Kinesiology's Mens Sana in Corpore Sano, Communication Sciences and Disorders and Mathematic's Cognitive Pie and the Communication Department's Media Blitz.
Five student teams will also sit down at the mikes: Sigma Tau Delta/English Club's The Write Stuff Too, the Student Government Association's Da SGA Hardheadz, The Honor Club's The Honor Guard and teams from Gamma Beta Phi and Alpha Omicron Pi.
For the first time last year, a student team emerged victorious. Will it happen again? Don't miss the fun as the student and faculty teams set out to prove that Homecoming Week competition isn't confined to Strawberry Stadium.
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Communication students present senior theses at departmental colloquium
It is a one hour course, but graduating seniors in the Department of Communication say it is one of the most memorable and beneficial experiences of their college careers.
As a requirement for graduation, each communication major must research and write a senior thesis and present and defend it before their professors and peers. The tradition began approximately four years ago and has gone through several "refinements" along the way, said Department Head Karen Fontenot.
This year's colloquium, for instance, held Nov. 1 in D Vickers Hall, was set up along the lines of a professional conference, with the 18 graduating seniors presenting their papers in two sessions with three breakout sessions each. The sessions were moderated by three recent communication graduates who have distinguished themselves in media related jobs -- Renee Allemand, class of 2006, managing editor of the Hammond Daily Star, and two 2005 graduates, Krystal Boothe and Randi Rousseau, who are traffic reporters at New Orleans WWL and WDSU television stations, respectively.
The fall 2007 colloquium also introduced yet another new tradition. To mark their successful senior thesis completion, each graduate was presented with a Communication Department pin designed by one of the graduating seniors, Elizabeth Juan of Denham Springs. Communication professor Joe Mirando, who organized the colloquium, said the pin was not only Juan's idea, but that she came up with fundraising ideas, such as selling Communication Department t-shirts, to fund the project.
Best paper awards for the fall 2007 colloquium went to Brittany Simoneaux of Holden, "Marshall McLuhan's Return to Orality: Does it Include People's Learning Styles?"; Julie Jackson of Baton Rouge, "Smile and Nod to Increase Your Sales: An Observational Study of a Communication Sales Technique"; and Jeffery Hoffman of Slidell, "Inter-cultural and Intergenerational Communication: A Means for Teachers to Bridge the Generational Gap in the Classroom."
Allemand, Boothe and Rousseau were all "best paper" winners at their own colloquiums. Boothe described the experience as "maturing -- the most memorable class I had at Southeastern. It was a taste of real world research," she said.
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Area leaders to share experience at Business Week
Approximately 85 guest speakers from a variety of business related fields will share their real-world experiences with students during the College of Business's annual Business Week Nov. 5-8.
The speakers include small business owners, corporate presidents, engineers, insurance agents, information systems directors, sales consultants, chief financial officers and individuals from a number of levels of government.
"Business Week gives us an opportunity for the College of Business and its students and faculty to connect with a large variety of individuals from the world of business and government," said Randy Settoon, dean of the College of Business. "These leaders speak on a wide range of topics and provide lessons they've learned over the years of their experience."
Presentations are held in Garrett Hall and are open to students, faculty and the public on a space available basis. A schedule and more information can be found at www.selu.edu/businessweek.
This year's event - which is part of Southeastern's Homecoming Week - will feature a special dinner on Monday, Nov. 5, at 6 p.m. at Twelve Oaks. New Orleans insurance executive Michael Gray, president of The Gray Insurance Company, will be the guest speaker. A graduate of Southern Methodist University and Tulane University's MBA program, he joined the family-owned company in 1982 and was named president in 1996. The dinner, which is by invitation, is made possible through the Chaucer Business Week Endowment provided by William and Cheryl Chaucer of Hammond.
For more information about Business Week, call 985-549-2258.
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Holocaust camp liberator to speak Tuesday
Lieutenant Colonel Dan Farley, U.S. Army (Ret.), will speak Nov. 6, at 9:30 a.m. in Garrett Hall 29 during Southeastern's Business Week.
Farley's topic is "Freedom Is Not Free: Duty, Honor, Country." His presentation will concern his experiences as a foot soldier in the Normandy invasion and the Battle of the Bulge. He was in the unit which liberated the Buchenwald concentration camp in 1945.
He will display previously unpublished photographs of life in the trenches and of the conditions in Buchenwald. Some of the pictures are graphic, especially those of the corpses and crematoria.
Executions at Buchenwald are estimated at over 56,000, including 33, 462 on Nazi records plus unrecorded victims in mass graves. Besides being one of the most infamous camps on German soil, Buchenwald is known for having been so corrupt in its administration that the Nazis themselves executed its commandant, Karl Otto Koch, shortly before Axis surrender. His wife Ilse, in charge of female prisoners, was called "the witch of Buchenwald."
The Buchenwald camp gained further notoriety as the Soviets, who later occupied that area of Germany, chose to continue Buchenwald as a concentration camp for their own prisoners, many of them former Nazis but also individuals the Soviets falsely arrested and never charged with a specific crime. Thus at least an additonal 12,000 people died at Buchenwald while it was under Soviet control prior to its permanent closure in 1950. Admission to Farley's presentation is free.
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Secretary of State Dardenne to present Morrison Lecture Tuesday
Louisiana Secretary of State Jay Dardenne will present Southeastern's annual James H. Morrison Lecture on Politics and Government Tuesday, Nov. 6, at 10:30 a.m. in the Student Union Theatre.
The free lecture, which is open to the public, is sponsored by Southeastern's Center for Southeast Louisiana Studies and the College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences. The event honors the late James H. "Jimmy" Morrison, the Hammond native who represented Louisiana's Sixth Congressional District in the U.S. House of Representatives from 1943-1967.
Dardenne, who was elected to his first full term as Secretary of State in the Oct. 20 primary, will present "Why Louisiana Ain't Mississippi," a lively and colorful look at Louisiana's culture, demography, history, music and politics.
For additional information about the Morrison Lecture, call the Center for Southeast Louisiana Studies, 985-549-2151.
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Three-star general to speak Friday
Lieutenant General Brett M. Dula (U.S. Air Force, Retired) will deliver the Annual Veterans Day Lecture sponsored by the Department of History and Political Science at 11 a.m., Friday, Nov. 9, in Pottle Music Auditorium. General Dula is a highly decorated pilot who flew 380 combat missions in Southeast Asia and later served on several occasions at Barksdale Air Force Base in Shreveport, among many other assignments.
"We are extremely privileged to have General Dula as our Veterans Day Lecturer this year," said William B. Robison, head of the Department of History and Political Science. "His appearance will provide the opportunity for the Southeastern community both to honor America's veterans and to hear one of the outstanding military leaders of recent decades discuss our nation's current role in geo-political affairs. General Dula has the reputation of being highly knowledgeable and a very engaging speaker."
General Dula was born in Upland, Calif., and attended schools throughout the world as an Air Force dependent. He graduated from Bellevue (Nebraska) High School in 1960 and from the U.S. Air Force Academy in 1964, earned a Master's degree in Public Administration and Personnel Management from Pepperdine University in 1976, and attended the Squadron Officer School at Maxwell Air Force Base in 1971, the Armed Forces Staff College in 1978, and the National War College in 1985.
General Dula held a wide variety of operational and staff assignments, including commander of two bombardment wings (416th Bombardment Wing, Strategic Air Command, Griffiss Air Force Base, and 2nd Bombardment Wing, Strategic Air Command, Barksdale Air Force Base); inspector general of a major air command (SAC Headquarters, Offutt Air Force Base); director of Air Force legislative liaison in Washington, D.C.; commander of a numbered air force (the 2nd Air Force); and has held key duties in the U.S. intelligence community.
General Dula's many awards include the Defense Distinguished Service Medal, Distinguished Service Medal, Legion of Merit, Distinguished Flying Cross with oak leaf cluster, Meritorious Service Medal with oak leaf cluster, Air Medal with 18 oak leaf clusters, and the Air Force Commendation Medal.
"We are very grateful to Sam Dileo for helping to arrange this lecture," said Robison. Dileo is a prominent local attorney, a popular part-time Political Science instructor at Southeastern, and a long-time friend of General Dula and his family. The lecture is free and open to the public.
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SLWP sponsors life story writing workshops in November
The Southeastern Louisiana Writing Project (SLWP) is sponsoring a series of workshops on "Life Story Writing" for the general public and area teachers.
The workshops will be held on Nov. 5, 12, 19, 26, and Dec. 3 at the Livingston Parish Literacy and Technology Center, Hwy 190, Walker, from 6-7:30 p.m., said SLWP Director Richard Louth of the Southeastern English Department.
"Workshops are designed to help participants write their own life stories in memoirs, autobiographies, etc.," Louth said. "These workshops are ideal for anyone wanting to write his or her life story as well as for teachers who want to teach this skill to their students."
Louth said participants will produce, edit, and revise drafts leading to a polished memoir piece suitable for publication. The workshops will be taught by Beth Calloway, an English instructor and SLWP Teacher Consultant. Louth said award-winning local Southeastern authors Bev Marshall and Dayne Sherman will share their memoir-writing tips as workshop guests.
Cost is $125, and registration can be paid at the door or by sending a check to Continuing Education, SLU 10858, Hammond LA 70402.
For additional information, contact Calloway at 985-549-2414 or email@example.com.
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Honors speaker details economic implications of climate change
An international expert on the economic implications of climate change will address the topic at a lecture at Southeastern Wednesday, Nov. 14.
Mark Fulton of Deutsche Bank will speak as part Southeastern's Interdisciplinary lecture Series on Global Climate Change. The talk will be held at 3:30 p.m. in room 107 of Fayard Hall and is free and open to the public.
Fulton's is the second of four addresses by leading authorities that will be held on campus as part of the series sponsored by the Southeastern Honors Program. Other campus units supporting the series are the Office of Sponsored Research and Programs, and the colleges of Education and Human Development, Business, Science and Technology, and Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences.
"Global climate change is a concern that affects all of us and cuts across a wide range of disciplines of study," said Kent Neuerburg, interim director of the Honors Program. "This lecture will focus specifically on the economic aspects of climatic change, a key factor in helping governments, agencies and organizations deal with this international issue."
Fulton, a managing director with Deutche Bank who also serves as global head of strategic planning, is a climate change strategist with the bank's asset management division. He is charged with creating a strategic plan to address investment opportunities presented by climate change. He works with businesses to develop specific products and coordinates the firm's Climate Change Investment Committee. Fulton has nearly 30 years experience as an economist and strategist.
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Southeastern hosts state theatre festival Nov. 15-16
Southeastern is hosting the state competition of the Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival Nov. 15 and 16.
"Southeastern is proud to be hosting the festival for the first time since 1998," said theater instructor Jim Winter. "We were scheduled to host the festival in 2005 and Katrina changed that."
Southeastern Theatre's festival entry is Winter's play "Dead Flowers," which will kick-off the festival with an 8 p.m. performance on Nov. 15 in Vonnie Borden Theatre. Entries by Dillard University and McNeese State University will be performed on Friday, Nov. 16. Dillard will present "Top Dog Underdog" at 11 a.m. and McNeese will present "An Evening of Edward Albee Plays" at 6 p.m.
Productions entered at the state level are eligible for consideration to advance to the KC/ACTF Region VI festival, which includes universities in Louisiana, Arkansas, Texas, New Mexico and Oklahoma. The regional festival's best entries are invited to compete in the national festival, which will be held at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, DC in spring 2008.
"Last year more than 1,300 productions were entered in the KC/ACTF involving more than 200,000 students nationwide," Winter said. "By entering this production, our theater department is sharing in the KC/ACTF goals to recognize, reward, and celebrate the exemplary work produced in college and university theaters across the nation."
In addition to the theater festival performance, "Dead Flowers" will also be presented Nov. 7-10 at Vonnie Borden Theatre at 7:30 p.m. The play, Winter said, "deals with a love triangle between a mother, who's on heroin, her son, who is trying to get her to shake the habit, and the drug itself, which I've chosen to personify in the play. It's actually a character who magically appears and sings to her and there's this battle between those two over her soul."
Cast members are Whitney Allen, Hammond, as Amanda Perry; Sean Curry, Luling, as Vincent Perry; Jaren Mitchell, New Orleans, as Tiger; William Rushing, Baton Rouge, as Brad; Ryan Louviere, Cut Off, as Billy Perry; and Charly Genco, Amite, as Jane.
Southeastern students involved in the production include Tony Terrell, Independence, scenic designer; Kathryn Steele, Baton Rouge, lighting designer; Richard Walsh, Hammond, costume designer; Rebecca Brown, Convent, make up designer; Katie Zirkenbach, Metairie, assistant director and properties master; and Kaytlynn Eddleman, Walker, stage manager.
"Dead Flowers" is directed by Chad Winters, Southeastern directing and acting instructor, while Chad Pierce, KSLU underwriting and development representative, is responsible for sound design.
Tickets -- $10, adults, $6 senior citizens, faculty, staff, alumni and non-Southeastern students - are available at the theater box office in D Vickers Hall. Southeastern students are admitted free with their university I.D. Tickets will also be available for the McNeese and Dillard plays at the theater festival.
For additional information contact Winter at (985) 549-3546 or James.Winter@selu.edu.
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International Education Week Nov. 12-16
Southeastern will celebrate International Education Week, Nov. 12-16.
Coordinated by the Department of Multicultural and International Student Affairs, International Education Week is an opportunity for Southeastern as well as colleges and organizations throughout the United States to promote culture and diversity to attract future leaders from abroad to study, learn, and exchange experiences.
Makeitta Darbonne, coordinator of Multicultural and International Student Affairs, said departments and organizations campus-wide will sponsor activities and presentations to celebrate "The Cultural Exchange."
The week kicks off with International Night, a fundraiser sponsored by the Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures, Nov. 12 at 5 p.m. Scheduled for the Student Union ballroom, the celebration will include foreign language students showcasing their talents through piano performances, dancing, and singing. Also, a Hammond French club will be on hand to perform Cajun music. Various cultural cuisines and a variety of desserts will be the highlight of the international buffet. General admission is $5.
International Education Week activities are:
Nov. 12 - From 11 a.m.-2 p.m. in the Student Union mall a Cultural Expo will feature international student organizations and departmental displays.
Nov. 13 - The College of Business will sponsor a presentation, "The Role of Hispanic Businesses," by United States Hispanic Chamber of Commerce Foundation President Frank Lopez and board of directors Chair Peter Granillo. The presentation will begin at 8 a.m. in Garrett Hall, room 14.
From noon-1 p.m. the first of several language workshops, designed to teach basics such as greetings, asking for directions, and ordering food at restaurants, will be offered from noon - 1 p.m. The first workshop focuses on Italian.
Poetry Night will begin at 7 p.m. in the Student Union Theatre featuring Asia, the Association for the Promotion of College Activities' 2006 Performer of the Year. The poet turns his life struggles with issues such as ridicule and social exile into poetry to help make positive changes. Sponsored by the Lyceum Arts and Lectures Committee, the event is free.
Nov. 14 - The language workshops continue with mini-lessons on French and German basics from noon-1 p.m. in Student Union room 223.
Nov. 15 - From 1-2 p.m. in Sims Memorial Library's first floor lobby, students will share their customs, traditions, and cultures and discuss the challenges and joys of being in America in a presentation titled "Through Another's Eyes: Perspectives from International Students."
At 6 p.m., the mix and mingle "Culture Swap" in the Student Union Ballroom will provide an opportunity for students to bring items unique to their culture and to in turn enjoy a taste of what Hammond has to offer with food from local restaurants with international and local cuisines. Admission is free.
Nov. 16 - At 7 p.m., the International Student Ministries will sponsor "Cultural Cuisine" at the Baptist Collegiate Ministry, 501 W. Dakota. International students, faculty, and staff are encouraged to bring a favorite cultural dish to be sampled.
From Nov. 12-16 Sims Memorial Library will host a display of world literature and international flags.
For more information about International Education Week events, contact the Office of Multicultural and International Student Affairs at 985-549-3850.
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Northshore School of the Arts accepting applications
High school juniors and seniors gifted in the performing and visual arts have until Jan. 17 to enroll for spring semester classes offered by Southeastern's Northshore School of the Arts.
Through the innovative after school arts program, students can take courses in applied music, music theory, theater, and visual arts and receive one-on-one instruction on all musical instruments and in voice, said Bryan DePoy, assistant dean of the College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences and interim director of the NSA.
"The program challenges students with more advanced and intensive course work than what can typically be offered in high schools," DePoy said. "Students can study with college faculty who are experts in the areas of instruction. Upon successful completion of the courses, students may earn credit when they enroll at Southeastern."
"Since all NSA courses are taught after school, they work well with the busy schedule of today's student and supplement the instruction already in the schools," DePoy added. "Serious artists are always looking for new ways to refine their talent, and the NSA is an amazing opportunity."
Since the program's inception, more than 70 students have participated in the Northshore School of the Arts.
Classes will be offered on Southeastern's main campus in Hammond and at the university's St. Tammany Center, located in the parish government complex on Koop Drive, north of Mandeville, DePoy said.
Applications for the Northshore School of the Arts are available by contacting DePoy at (985) 549-2101 or firstname.lastname@example.org for additional information.
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For the first time in more than 20 years, the World famous Harlem Globetrotters will play in the University Center on Friday, March 14, 2008 at 7 p.m. The Globetrotters are entering their 82nd year of thrilling audiences worldwide with their amazing basketball skills. In their history, they have played more than 20,000 games and have entertained presidents and popes. The Ambassadors of Goodwill are one of only six organizations to be inducted into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame.
Tickets for the "Magic as Ever" 2008 tour are on sale. You can purchase tickets for the game by calling 985-549-5466, 1-866-LIONTIX, or by visiting the Southeastern Athletics website: www.lionsports.net. (Go to "Buy Tickets," and then click on the "Buy Tickets Online" link which will bring you to the Globetrotters game information.) Tickets are also available from the Lions Ticket office, weekdays from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Promotional and group ticket pricing are available.
As an added attraction, Southeastern's own Nate Lofton, a member of the Lion's basketball team from 2003-2005, is a member of the Globetrotters and will be with the team in March. If you remember the electric level of play by Nate, you will not want to miss his return to the UC!
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Making the most of the holiday season
The University Counseling Center and the Human Resources Office are jointly sponsoring a program on ways to decrease stress and maximize enjoyment of the upcoming holiday season. The program will be offered on Thursday, Nov. 8, 9:30-11:30 a.m. in the University Center, room 139. The program will be led by Dr. Barbara Hebert and Jan Ortego.
The program is designed to offer techniques to minimize the typical holiday stressors as well as offer practical tips for enjoying the holidays economically. Pre-registration for this program is encouraged by phoning extension 5435 in the Human Resources Office or by e-mailing Jan.Ortego@selu.edu.
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Call for conference paper submissions
David Shwalb and Barbara J. Shwalb (Psychology) are co-organizers of the 37th annual conference of the Society for Cross-Cultural Research (http://meeting.sccr.org) to be held Feb. 20-23, 2008 at the Le Pavillon Hotel in New Orleans.
The inter-disciplinary program committee welcomes submissions of 75-100 word abstracts for paper presentations on subjects related to cultural issues. Student attendance is also encouraged, and Southeastern will have a strong presence at this international conference that usually attracts 150-200 attendees.
For submissions details see meeting.sccr.org/submissions.html or contact David and Barbara Shwalb at email@example.com. The submissions deadline is Nov. 20.
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News from the Center for Faculty Excellence
Workshops: All workshops are held in Tinsley Hall, Room 103 unless otherwise noted. Registration is required 24 hours in advance of all workshops. Walk-ins are welcome, if space is available; please call the center to verify. For information, contact the center at 5791 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Lyceum Lights, Tuesday, Nov. 6, 12:30-1:30 p.m., Twelve Oaks -- The fall session will focus on "Homecoming: Celebrating the 80th Year of our Alumni Association and 80+ years of dedication from Faculty/Alumns." Lunch will be Chicken Supreme, breast of chicken baked to perfection in a mushroom wine sauce, served with tossed salad, wild rice, green beans and coconut cake. A $5 lunch charge will be paid at the door. Reservations required.
Thursday, Nov. 8, 12:30-1:30 p.m., Science and Religion Brown Bag Discussion -- Bring your lunch and a friend. Drinks and cookies will be provided.
United Way: A reminder that United Way Communicator packets are due in the center by Monday, Nov. 5. We will accept late submissions, but urge you to try to get them in soon. The date is set so that payroll deductions can be set up to begin with January payroll. We have already received approximately 20 areas who had 100 percent participation! Great Job!
Make Your Reservation: Please join the Center for Faculty Excellence on Monday, Nov. 12, as we welcome Dr. Constance Staley for a day of discussion on "Teaching Today's Students." She will facilitate two workshops:
Workshop 1: Alumni Center, 11 a.m.-noon -- "Mission Possible: Teaching Strategies to Help Today's Students Realize Their Potential." According to NSSE, nearly one-third of today's students do just enough academic work to get by. They multitask to the detriment of learning. Many are unsure about how to make strategic choices as learners, and consequently they may not realize their full potential. Some will miss much of what college is really about. This workshop will give participants true insights and provide practical, innovative strategies to use in the classroom.
Workshop 2: Alumni Center, 2-3 p.m. - "How Students Learn versus How Faculty Teach: Using VARK to Bridge the Gap." Call ext. 5791 to make your reservation.
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This week in athletics
The Southeastern Louisiana football team will celebrate Homecoming, the men's and women's basketball teams will open their respective seasons and the women's soccer team will compete in the Southland Conference Tournament during a busy week in Southeastern Athletics.
The Lions (2-7, 1-4 SLC) will attempt to snap a four-game losing streak when they host Sam Houston State for the 6 p.m. Homecoming contest on Saturday at Strawberry Stadium. In honor of Veteran's Day, all military personnel with valid military ID card will be admitted for $5. Saturday's game will be broadcast live in the Hammond area on KAJUN 107.1 FM and on the Internet at www.LionSports.net. Live video streaming will be streamed on the Southland Conference website www.Southland.org.
The Southeastern men's basketball team will open its 2007-08 season on Friday. Third-year head coach Jim Yarbrough will lead his Lions into action versus Alcorn State at 6 p.m. in the University Center. Friday's game will be broadcast live on the Internet only at www.LionSports.net.
The defending SLC East Division champion women's basketball team will also open the 2007-08 campaign on Friday. Sixth-year head coach Lori Davis Jones' young squad will head to Starkville, Miss., to face Mississippi State at 7 p.m. Friday's game will be broadcast live in the Hammond area on KSLU 90.9 FM and on the Internet at www.LionSports.net.
The women's soccer team (9-6-3, 4-4-1 SLC) will compete in the Southland Conference Tournament this week in Natchitoches. The Lady Lions will be the No. 5 seed and face fourth-seeded Northwestern State in first round action on Thursday at 7 p.m. With a win, Southeastern will advance to face top-seeded McNeese State on Friday at 4:30 p.m. in semifinal action. Sunday's championship match will kickoff at 1 p.m. with the winner earning an automatic berth in the NCAA Championships. Live video streaming of the tournament will be available at www.southland.org.
The volleyball team (10-16, 1-13 SLC) will close its 2007 schedule this weekend. The Lady Lions are scheduled to face league rivals Northwestern State on Friday at 7 p.m. and Central Arkansas on Saturday at 3 p.m. in road matches to close out the season.
Thursday, Nov. 8
Women's Soccer, at Northwestern State (SLC First Round), Natchitoches, 7 p.m.
Friday, Nov. 9
Men's Basketball, vs. Alcorn State, University Center, 6 p.m.
Women's Basketball, at Mississippi State, Starkville, Miss., 7 p.m. (KSLU 90.9 FM)
Women's Soccer, vs. McNeese State (SLC Semifinals), Natchitoches, 4:30 p.m.
Volleyball, at Northwestern State, Natchitoches, 7 p.m.
Saturday, Nov. 10
Football, vs. Sam Houston State (Homecoming), Strawberry Stadium, 6 p.m. (KAJUN 107.1 FM)
Volleyball, at Central Arkansas, Conway, Ark., 3 p.m.
Sunday, Nov. 11
Women's Soccer, SLC Tournament Finals, Natchitoches, 1 p.m.
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On Oct. 27, Dr. Louise Bostic (Computer Science and Industrial Technology) presented her paper "Motivational Approach to Difficult Content" applying the principle of constructivist Jean Piaget and others to a graduate level, high content course for better retention and participation. The annual convention for the National Association of Industrial Technology was held in Panama City, Fla., Oct. 23-27.
Dr. C. Denelle Cowart (English) presented a paper on "Anglo-Irish Women and the Big House Novel" at a conference on Irish Women Writers hosted Oct. 24-27 by the Louvain Institute of Ireland in Europe and the Department of Literary Studies at the Katholieke University of Leuven, in Leuven, Belgium.
The following faculty, staff, and students associated with the Department of Sociology and Criminal Justice presented research at the Mid-South Sociological Association meeting in October in Mobile: Dr. Anna Kleiner, "Assessing Organizational Capacity in the Nonprofit Sector: Service Providers in the Aftermath of Hurricane Katrina" (with co-authors John Green and Katie Kerstetter of Delta State University and JoLynn Montgomery of the University of Michigan); Erin Matheny (SSSRC) and Dr. Bonnie Lewis, "Homelessness in Louisiana: A Single Night Counts"; Dr. John Boulahanis, "Media Exposure and Fear of Crime: A New Orleans Example" (presented within a session he organized on "Homicide Studies"); Dr. Marc Riedel, "Getting Away with Murder: A Review of the Literature"; Melanie Norwood, "Examining Online Child Sex Abuse" (presented within a session she organized on "Online Crime"); Sean Guidry, "Constructionism and Media Claims Makers: The Case for Sociology's Renewal"; Jennifer Cheek, "Evaluating Community Service: A Case Study of Hammond's Weed and Seed Program" and "Men's Views on Violence Against Women in Bangladesh."
Dr. Anna Kleiner (Sociology and Criminal Justice) recently published an article titled "The Texture of Local Disaster Response: Service Providers' Views
Following Hurricane Katrina" in Southern Rural Sociology (Vol. 22, No. 2) with co-authors John J. Green and JoLynn P. Montgomery.
Dr. Martin Kearney (English) was named Honors Professor of the Year by the Southeastern Honors Club. Officers of the Honors Club presented him with the award at the Sophomore Honors Distinction Awards Ceremony on Oct. 25.
Dr. Ken Tillman (Nursing) recently presented findings from his research on "The Meaning of Masculinity for Recent Male Nursing Graduates" at the 33rd Annual meeting of The American Assembly for Men in Nursing in Philadelphia, Pa.
Dr. Becky Parton (Educational Leadership and Technology) presented "Virtual Fieldtrips: Making Distance Seem Closer" at the Association for Educational Communications and Technology (AECT) International Conference in Anaheim, Calif., on Oct. 25. She also presented "Mobile Technology and Deaf Students Go Hand-in-Hand" at the International Mobile Learning Conference in Melbourne, Australia, on Oct. 17.
On Nov. 1, Dr. David Wyld (Management) delivered a presentation on "Current Web 2.0 Initiatives within Government Agencies" at the New New Internet: Web 2.0 for Business Conference in Reston, Va., speaking on the use of both blogging and Second Life at all levels of American government. Dr. Wyld also had two articles published in the most recent issue of Global Identification: "Take Me Out to the Smart Ballgame: The Possibilities Are Endless for Contactless Payment and Ticketing in the American Sports Market But How Soon?" and "No Smoke without Fire - Could 'Death Sticks' be the 'Magic Bullet' for item-level RFID?: How the 'Perfect Storm' May be Gathering for the Tagging of Cartons and Packs of Cigarettes."
An article by Dr. Tar'a Burnthorne Lopez (Marketing & Finance) and co-author Amy McMillan-Capehart of East Carolina University, "Reconciling Employee Dissimilarity and P-O Fit," has been published in the Journal of Diversity Management.
Dr. Barbara Schuldt, Ms. Andree C. Taylor and Mr. Duane Donald (Management) and Dr. Jeff Totten of McNeese State University presented a paper titled "Perceptions of Work-Family and Technology Stress in Sales Careers Based on Employment Status" at the International Academy of Business and Public Administration Disciplines conference in New Orleans on Oct. 27. Dr. Schuldt served as session chair at the conference.
Ms. Anna Bass (Management) presented a seminar on professional presence and executive etiquette to student leaders who attended the SGA professional Etiquette Workshop in October. The interactive presentation, entitled "Your Professional Presence," featured tips for establishing professional demeanor in a variety of business situations. Participants practiced these skills at a dinner in Twelve Oaks Reception Hall following the seminar.
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