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Cook sees jersey retired
The Southeastern women’s basketball team held Alumni Weekend in conjunction with Saturday’s Southland Conference contest versus Central Arkansas in the University Center.
Prior to the game between the Lady Lions (10-16, 5-8 Southland) and Central Arkansas (22-4, 12-1 Southland), Southeastern and LHSAA Hall of Famer Pam Cook Forrest had her jersey retired. At halftime, all returning alumni were honored with special recognition for the 1976-77 team, which is celebrating the 35th anniversary of its AIAW National Championship.
Right: President John L. Crain, far left, and Athletic Director Bart Bellairs congratulate Pam Cook Forrest on her jersey retirement during the Alumni Weekend festivities.
You Be the Chemist Challenge winners recognized
Approximately 300 Tangipahoa Parish public school middle school students participated in the regional “You Be the Chemist Challenge” sponsored by Southeastern’s Department of Chemistry and Physics on Friday (Feb. 24).
Winners of the quiz bowl competition were recognized following the event. Pictured are, front row, from left: Vincent Imbraguglio, Vinyard Elementary, third place; Nicholas Randazzo, Ponchatoula Junior High; andGeorgina Little, Southeastern chemistry instructor and a coordinator of the event; back row, from left: David M. Irwin, vice president of sales and marketing at Bercen, Inc. of Denham Springs, which provided financial support for the event; Lily Tanner, Ponchatoula Junior High, first place; Trevor Hartupee, Loranger Middle School, second place; Meah Sims of Sumner Middle School; and David Norwood, associate professor of physics and general coordinator of the event. The winners will advance to the State Challenge to be held at LSU later in the spring.
Social work program reaccredited
The social work program at Southeastern has been reaccredited by the Council on Social Work Education’s Commission on Accreditation.
The eight-year accreditation is the maximum duration granted by the CSWE, which is recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation as the accrediting agency for social work education in the nation.
Southeastern offers a baccalaureate social work program, which has been accredited continuously since 1982.
National accreditation is considered an important endorsement of an academic program, and represents an independent, outside evaluation of the program’s quality and its relevance to the workforce needs of the area, said John C. Fischetti, dean of the College of Education and Human Development, which oversees the social work program.
“Southeastern’s social work program is one of the finest in the region and in the country, and this accreditation is validation of the great work of our faculty and students and the potential of the program to impact children and families,” he added.
The accreditation process involved a comprehensive self study to document the program’s compliance with established standards and policies, a site visit in October by representatives of the agency, and a full review by the Commission on Accreditation, said June Williams, head of the Department of Counseling and Human Development.
Southeastern’s social work program focuses on preparing entry level practitioners to work with diverse populations in rural and small communities, Williams said. In addition to course work, students must also complete a field internship at a social service agency. Most graduates of the Southeastern program continue to pursue a Masters of Social Work degree at other institutions.
O’Donnell to serve as hosting chef for Chefs Evening President’s Toast
President John L. Crain, left, and Hammond chef Phil O’Donnell will welcome guests to the president’s residence on April 1 for the President’s Toast from 3:30 4:30 p.m. A featured prelude to the university’s annual Chefs Evening, the President’s Toast will feature hors d’oerves and wine pairings prepared by hosting chef O’Donnell.
The event is presented as an exclusive sponsorship of La Capitol Federal Credit Union. For information on Chefs Evening and to purchase tickets, call 549-3770, email email@example.com, or visit www.southeastern.edu/chefsevening.
Southeastern to host conference on communication sciences and disorders March 9
The director of Florida State University’s School of Communication Science and Disorders will be the featured speaker at Southeastern’s 2012 Campbell Conference scheduled on campus March 9.
Kenn Apel, a specialist in the research and teaching of literacy development and disorders, will address students and professionals at the day-long conference. Sponsored by Southeastern’s Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders, the conference is entitled “It’s All about Word Study: A Multi-linguistic Approach to Literacy Instruction.”
Apel has more than 20 years of experience conducting research and teaching on language learning and working with children, adolescents and adults with language problems and language-based learning deficits. His current research focuses on underlying linguistic components that support the development of reading and spelling.
The conference is open to speech-language students and professionals. Mail registration will be accepted up to March 2 with fees of $125 for professionals and $50 for students with university identification. On-site registration pending seating availability is $175 for professionals and $75 for students.
For more information, contact the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders at 985-549-2214 or email Alice Bonfiglio at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Southeastern presents air quality program to principals
Southeastern presented details on a planned indoor air quality program using the Environmental Protection Agency’s “Tools for Schools” guidelines to Tangipahoa Parish public school principals on Tuesday.
Participating in the kick-off event were, from left, Southeastern student assistant Laura Vasut, EPA Region 6 Schools Coordinator Stacey Murphy, Superintendent Mark Kolwe, Southeastern Assistant Professsor Ephraim Massawe, and Tiffany Delcour of the Recovery School District in New Orleans.
Southeastern’s Friends of Sims Library to celebrate 4th anniversary with ‘Tea’
Southeastern’s Friends of Sims Library will celebrate the organization’s fourth anniversary with a special event, “Tea with Friends” on Saturday, March 10.
The 2 p.m. event will feature guest speaker Susan Larson, retired book editor of the New Orleans Times Picayune and host of WWNO-FM radio’s program “The Reading Life.” Guests will enjoy a variety of teas and a selection of sandwiches and pastries.
The event is free for FoSL members. The cost for non-members is $25 and includes on and a basic membership in the non-profit organization, which was developed to lend support to the university’s Sims Memorial Library.
Reservations must be made by March 5. For more information, call Janie Branham at 2186 or email FOSL@selu.edu.
Students bring home top awards from regional conference
Students from Southeastern won several awards, including four first place recognitions, at the recent Southeast Journalism Conference (SEJC), hosted by the University of Tennessee at Martin.
At the event held Feb. 9-11, Chrissy Carter of LaPlace was named the Best Television Journalist and the Southeastern Channel’s “Northshore News” as the Best College Video News Program. Keturah Green of Amite earned first place in the media law onsite competition, and Juan Gonzales of Denham Springs was named best advertising staff member.
Other winners from Southeastern included Nicholas Bejeaux of Denham Springs, second in special events reporting/editing, and Stephanie Katz of Mandeville, third in the journalism research paper competition.
Universities from eight states participated in the annual conference and competition.
“SEJC is a gathering of colleges and their students from across the southeast portion of the country. Once a year students are awarded for excellence in college journalism and onsite competitions,” said Amber Narro, assistant professor in the Department of Languages and Communication.
The conference included breakout sessions with respected media experts, and several keynote speakers. The sessions included advice and presentations from media experts on topics such as editing, psychology in reporting, covering crisis, breaking news, sports-writing, radio and communication management.
Students in radio, television, public relations and photography competitions were given a crisis situation to handle in the form of a mock earthquake, Narro said. Students were challenged to take a press conference situation as seriously as if the event were occurring and report on it accordingly.
According to Narro, Southeastern students enjoyed the overall experience and are already expressing interest in returning.
For more information about the Southeast Journalism Conference, contact Narro at email@example.com or visit the organization’s website at www.sejc.org.
RaceTrac Competition for students, faculty and staff
The rivalry between male and female extends beyond all boundaries this semester. From Feb. 1 until April 30, we are in a RaceTrac Purchase Competition against each other. The gender that purchases the most inside sales will win $2,000 towards their athletic programs, while the second place gender will win $1,000 from RaceTrac.
All we have to do is visit any of the three local Hammond RaceTrac locations. Let them know what school you are with, purchase any inside items as normal, and the cashier will scan Southeastern’s barcode. Tell your family and friends, show Southeastern’s spirit, and take away the big prize on April 30.
Status update as of this week:
FEMALES - $96 MALES - $105
Please save the date for the annual Heart Walk, whichwill be held May 4. Team Captain registrationis scheduledFriday, March 9, at the Pennington Student Activity Center from noon to 2 p.m.
Writing for Public Relations and Marketing (Mondays, March 5-26, 6 to 8 p.m.)
Recommended for business executives, managers, supervisors or any professional interested in improving their public relations skills, this course equips participants with the essential skills for developing and writing public relations materials, specifically news releases, “pitch letters,” backgrounders, and fact sheets for both print and broadcast media. The cost is $245.
Introduction to Java, part 1 (Thursday, March 8, 6 to 8 p.m.)
This entry level course will enable students to create programs to solve mathematical problems in business situations and will help students to learn the notion of programming using object-oriented language. The cost is $100.
Introduction to Stained Glass (Tuesdays, March 6-20, 1 to 4 p.m.)
Students will learn the methods and tools required to complete a stained glass panel in copper foil or Tiffany style (all supplies and tools are furnished) from Gene Duvic, a fifteen year veteran of the art. Students will take home their own creation. The cost is $150.
Basic Film Acting (Wednesdays, March 7 - April 4, 6 to 8 p.m.)
This course is designed to teach novice actors basic film audition techniques, on-set behavior, and how to find legitimate film acting work in Louisiana. Students will have the opportunity to see themselves on film. The cost is $115.
Beginning Harmonica (Thursday, March 8 - 15, 6 to 8 p.m.)
This non-academic, all ages course puts students behind the “harp,” playing blues, rock, and country style by the end of the first session. Theory is kept to the essentials, with emphasis on practical techniques such as hand positioning, tongue-blocking and lip-pursing, exploring simple melodies, theory of blues, rock, and country styles, with a class performance of basic blues. The cost is $60.
ACT Test Preparation (Thursdays, March 8 - April 12, 5 to 7 p.m.)
This five week course is designed to help high school students develop the skills to improve their ACT scores, emphasizing mathematics and English. The cost is $275.
Digital Photography- Intermediate (Thursday, March 8, 6 to 9 p.m.)
Prerequisite: Students should have taken “Digital Photography - Beginner,” or should be self-taught to be prepared for the intermediate level. This class will build on the basics of composition, lighting, and posing. Camera and technical skills will be covered, including how to adjust ISO, shutter speed, and aperture (F-Stop) for different lighting conditions, and how to shoot in manual mode with better results. In addition, the course will answer questions such as, “What is depth of field?” and “How and when should I use fill flash?” The cost is $95.
Workshops to teach seniors technology
‘Of Mice and Men’ set for Saturday at SLU
Store chain, SLU join in fundraiser
New Orleans Times Picayune
Episode of SLU's "The Florida Parish Chronicles" wins Telly Award
Bloomberg Business Week
BP Fate at Spill Trial Next Week Rests With Ex-Maritime Lawyer
School Board pilots Southeastern's indoor air quality program
Tuesday, February 28
Baseball, at Tulane, New Orleans, 6:30 p.m. (KSLU)
Wednesday, February 29
Men’s Basketball, vs. McNeese State (Senior Day), University Center, 7 p.m.*
Women’s Basketball, at McNeese State, Lake Charles, 7 p.m. (KSLU)*
Softball, vs. Southern, North Oak Park, 6 p.m.
Women’s Tennis, at Southern, Baton Rouge, 1 p.m.
Thursday, March 1
Men’s and Women’s Track and Field, at Tulane Outdoor Invite, New Orleans, All Day
Friday, March 2
Baseball, vs. Central Michigan, Lake Charles, 3 p.m. (KSLU)
Baseball, at McNeese State, Lake Charles, 7 p.m. (KSLU)
Softball, vs. Alabama State (Buzz Classic), Atlanta, Ga., 2:30 p.m.
Softball, vs. Morehead State (Buzz Classic), Atlanta, Ga., 5 p.m.
Men’s and Women’s Track and Field, at NCAA Indoor Qualifier, Baton Rouge, All Day
Saturday, March 3
Women’s Basketball, vs. Nicholls State (Senior Day), University Center, 12 p.m. (KSLU)*
Men’s Basketball, at Nicholls State, Thibodaux, 3:30 p.m. (KSLU)*
Baseball, vs. Central Michigan, Lake Charles, 2 p.m.
Softball, vs. Elon (Buzz Classic), Atlanta, Ga., 1 p.m.
Softball, vs. Tennessee Tech (Buzz Classic), Atlanta, Ga., 6 p.m.
Women’s Tennis, vs. Stephen F. Austin, Southeastern Tennis Complex, 1 p.m.*
Sunday, March 4
Softball, at Georgia Tech (Buzz Classic), Atlanta, Ga., 10 a.m.
Women’s Tennis, vs. Sam Houston State, Southeastern Tennis Complex, 11 a.m.*
Southeastern home events in bold
* - Southland Conference contest
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