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Board of Regents Chair to address Southeastern graduates
Robert W. Levy, the current chair of the Louisiana Board of Regents, will serve as commencement speaker at Southeastern’s fall graduation ceremonies on Saturday, Dec. 10.
Scheduled at 10 a.m. at the University Center, the ceremony will recognize approximately 1,290 students receiving bachelors, masters and doctoral degrees.
The commencement ceremony will feature the introduction of this year’s class of “Golden Graduates,” members of the Class of 1961 and previous years, who will lead the new graduates into the University Center dressed in golden academic regalia.
Levy, a resident of Ruston, is currently serving his fourth six-year term as district attorney for the Third Judicial District, which covers Lincoln and Union parishes. He was appointed in 2001 to the 15-member Board of Regents, a state agency charged with coordinating the efforts of Louisiana’s 34 public higher education institutions and serves as the state liaison to Louisiana’s other accredited independent colleges and universities. The board sets important statewide policies and standards including minimum admissions requirements, as well as benchmarks and targets for the GRAD Act – Louisiana’s signature higher education reform policy.
A graduate of Nicholls State University, he earned his law degree from the LSU School of Law. Levy serves as a Regents’ representative to the Blue Ribbon Commission for Educational Excellence and to the Louisiana High School Redesign Commission. A member of the Board of Directors of Louisiana Next Horizon and the Louisiana Endowment for the Humanities, he is the immediate past chairman of the Council for a Better Louisiana.
Levy is the past president of the Louisiana District Attorneys Association and served six years on the Judicial Council of the Louisiana Supreme Court. He is a member of the Louisiana Law Institute Criminal Procedure Committee. He founded and serves as chairman of the board of the Third Judicial District Attorney’s Truancy Assessment and Service Center. He also founded and serves as chairman of the Pine Hills Child Advocacy Center Inc. and the Pine Hills Sexual Assault Center.
Lillian Stiegler, a specialist in the field of autism spectrum disorders at Southeastern, was honored by the American Speech-Language & Hearing Association at its annual convention Nov. 17-19 in San Diego.
Two student journalists at Southeastern were recognized at the Associated Collegiate Press/College Media Advisors (ACP/CMA) National Fall Convention held in Orlando, Fla., in October.
Yearbook editors Chelsee LaMarca, a junior kinesiology major from Ponchatoula, and Emily Melancon, a senior special education major from Prairieville, were recognized for their work on the 2011 edition of “Le Souvenir,” Southeastern’s annual yearbook. The pair of students garnered 8th place in the “Yearbook less than 300 pages” category of the “Best in Show” competition.
Student advisors Lee Lind and Lorraine Favre attended the conference with three Southeastern students – Chris Martin of Albany, Brooke Kimball of Walker and Tony Romain of Slidell. All attendees had a variety of opportunities to attend workshops and training sessions during the five-day convention.
Romain entered the “Orlando Shootout,” an onsite photography competition at the conference. Although he did not win, two of his photos were selected to appear on Bradley Wilson’s website slideshow of photography. Wilson, who coordinated the onsite competition, is a fine-art photographer working in New York City, Los Angeles, and Santa Fe. He has worked in the industry for over 15 years with a number of clients that include GQ, Esquire, Sony, Tivo, and Verizon.
The Associated Collegiate Press is the largest and oldest national membership organization for college student media in the United States. The ACP is a division of the National Scholastic Press Association. It awards the newspaper, magazine, and online National Pacemaker Awards, which are considered the highest honors a student publication can receive.
College Media Advisers (CMA), formerly known as National Council of College Publication Advisers, was established in 1956 and is a United States national association of higher education professionals which exists to promote established standards and practices in college media advising.
Cal Broussard of Poley, vice president of Southeastern’s Student Veterans Association, and Secretary/Treasurer Harmony Tadlock of Walker prepare packages of snacks, toiletries, books, games and other items to send to U.S. trooops serving overseas. The SSVA conducted a drive across the Southeastern campus to collect the supplies and got special promotional support from KSLU radio, the university’s Office of Veterans Services, and the Lady Lions Basketball team in their “Salute the Heroes” Veterans Day game Nov. 11.
Participants in the University of Texas campus tour included, from left, Bijay Bhattarai, Dr. Jean Fotie, Saurav Malla, Sarjun Adhikari, Brandon Mobley, Paula McCahill, Jordan Dinser, Jessica Rhodus, Apsana Shrestha, Dr. David Norwood, Nancy Massawe, Ciera Thrash, Arjun Pandey, Amber Bordelon, Patrick Flowers, and Dr. Debra Dolliver.
Instructor at SLU honored with award
Comments sought on SLU nursing program
SLU wins grant to study Tangipahoa schools’ air
Hammond Daily Star
Board of Regents chair to address commencement
Southeastern LSBDC to host Customer Service Seminar in Washington Parish
Southeastern journalism students honored
The Southeastern men’s and women’s basketball teams will both host in-state non-conference opponents during this week in Southeastern Athletics.
The Lions (3-2) welcome Louisiana Tech to the University Center for the first time in 20 years on Wednesday at 7 p.m. On Saturday, Southeastern hits the road for a 7:30 p.m. contest at Southeast Missouri.
The Lady Lions (3-2) have three games on tap this week. On Tuesday, Southeastern will host Louisiana-Lafayette at 7 p.m. in the University Center. Southeastern will then head to Alabama for a 6:30 p.m. contest on Friday, before returning home to host Spring Hill on Sunday at 3 p.m.
Fans attending Tuesday and Wednesday’s midweek games will be treated to a special halftime show. The ACRODUNK Extreme Dunkers will provide the halftime entertainment with their unique blend of acrobatics, dunking and humor as seen on NBC’s America’s Got Talent.
Junior guard Taylor Mims will be Tuesday’s Spotlight Player of the Game, while freshman forward Summer Postell will be recognized on Sunday. The first 100 fans will receive a trading card featuring the Spotlight Player of the Game courtesy of the Southeastern PRIDE.
All of this week’s basketball games will be broadcast live in the Hammond area on KSLU-FM (90.9) and on the Internet at www.LionSports.net.
Tuesday, November 29
Women’s Basketball, vs. Louisiana-Lafayette, University Center, 7 p.m. (KSLU)
Wednesday, November 30
Men’s Basketball, vs. Louisiana Tech, University Center, 7 p.m. (KSLU)
Friday, December 2
Women’s Basketball, at Alabama, Tuscaloosa, Ala., 6:30 p.m. (KSLU)
Saturday, December 3
Men’s Basketball, at Southeast Missouri, Cape Girardeau, Mo., 7:30 p.m. (KSLU)
Sunday, December 4
Women’s Basketball, vs. Spring Hill, University Center, 3 p.m. (KSLU)
Southeastern home events in bold
Dr. Rhett Allain (Chemistry and Physics) and undergraduate Chad Sziszak participated in the Physics Day sponsored by both the National Association of Science Teachers and the American Association of Physics Teachers at the NSTA regional meeting held in New Orleans. Allain gave an invited talk “Physics from the Internet,” and Allain and Sziszak gave an invited talk together called “Simple and Inexpensive Physics Demos.”
William B. Robison (History and Political Science) has written an article on “Sir Richard Mabott” for the forthcoming ‘Londoners’ update of the Oxford Dictionary of National Biography.
Dr. Kenneth E. Lane (Educational Leadership and Technology) was elected Vice President of the Education Law Association, the premier source of information on education law, at the annual conference in Chicago Nov. 9-12. Through the line of succession, he will be President of the organization in 2014.
Kathleen Campbell (Educational Leadership and Technology) presented two papers at the Mid-South Educational Research Association in Oxford, Miss., Nov. 2 - 4, “Validating an Instrument to Measure Professional Dispositions of Educational Leadership Candidates” with co-author Mindy Crain-Dorough (Educational Leadership and Technology), and “Social, Political, and Educational Issues of K-12 Schools and Universities in the Mid-South in the 1970’s” with co-authors Betty Porter of the School Leadership Center of Greater New Orleans and Jane Nell Luster of LSU Health Sciences Center. At the MSETA business meeting Crain-Dugough was elected to the post of At-Large Director and Campbell was chosen to be the Program Chair for the 2012 meeting in Lexington, Ky.
Dr. Hye-Young Kim (Physics) and Dr. Wendy Zhang (Computer Science) were invited as a team to attend the Education Program Workshop at the SC11 Conference held at the Washington State Convention Center in Seattle (Nov 12-15, 2011). SC is the International Conference for High Performance Computing, Networking, Storage and Analysis.
Harry S. Laver’s (History and Political Science) co-edited book, The Art of Command: Military Leadership from George Washington to Colin Powell, was recently translated into traditional Chinese for the Republic of China Armed Forces (Taiwan).
Kris T. Jones (Accounting & Finance) and co-author Roy W. Whitehead (University of Central Arkansas) had their article “The IRS and the ‘Responsible Person’ for Paying Employment Taxes” published in the November issue of The CPA Journal.
Ephraim Massawe (Computer Science and Industrial Technology) addressed the southwest regional meeting of the American Chemical Society meeting on “Nanoinformatics for nanoscale chemistry and nanotechnology: Opportunities for preventing occupational exposures in nanoenabled remediation.” In his presentation, Masssawe pointed out the safety considerations for environmental remediation of Superfund and other abandoned waste sites that use slurries containing iron, silver and other metal-based nanomaterials. He noted advantages of nanomaterials offer potentially successful opportunities in the remedial field, including lower costs that traditional “pump and treat” technologies, but that there is little real toxicological data available for nanomaterials in general.
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