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Music concerts, poetry readings and lectures highlight Fanfare's fourth week
A World War II throw-back musical concert, readings in prose and poetry and a trio of lectures highlight the fourth week of Fanfare, Southeastern's annual October-long arts festival.
"Fanfare is entering its fourth week, but there is no shortage of great events to experience," said Columbia Theatre and Fanfare Interim Director C. Roy Blackwood. "Aside from the always terrific lectures and readings, everyone can anticipate a very special concert by the Victory Belles, the National WWII Museum's talented vocal trio which salutes veterans and military through song."
Fanfare's fourth week begins on Monday, Oct. 22, with a Then and Now lecture by Southeastern History and Political Science faculty member Charles Elliott. Elliott will present "Promises, Perceptions and Problems of Louisiana State in 1812" at the Lake Pontchartrain Basin Maritime Museum in Madisonville at 7 p.m.
The Louisiana Connections: Fiction and Poetry Readings by English Department Faculty continue with faculty members Andree Crosby and Norman German at 12:30 p.m. in D Vickers, room 383. Crosby is cofounder of St. Tammany Writers Group, advisor for La Literati, and author of numerous poems and essays in journals and collections. German is the author of A Savage Wisdom, Switch-Pitchers, and No Other World.
The Victory Belles, the WWII vocal trio, are scheduled to perform on Saturday, Oct. 27, at 7 p.m. in the Amite High School Theatre, located at 403 S. Laurel St. in Amite. In a fitting tribute to veterans, the Amite Art Guild is donating the proceeds of the performance to the Wounded Warriors Program.
General admission is $5 and military veterans will be admitted free. Tickets are available through the Amite Arts Council.
Also during Fanfare's final week:
Visiting artist lecture by Jon Swindler on Tuesday, Oct. 23, at noon in the Southeastern Contemporary Art Gallery. Swindler is an artist and a member of the Printmaking and Book Arts faculty at the University of Georgia. He works in a variety of print media, including lithography, woodcut, etching, monotype and screenprint.
The Italian Film Life is Beautiful will be shown with English subtitles on Oct. 23, at 5 p.m. in the Student Union Theatre. Guido has won the heart of the woman he loves and created a beautiful life for his young family. But then, that life is threatened by World War II, and Guido must rely on those very same strengths to save his beloved wife and son from an unthinkable fate. The free film is rated PG-13 and is approximately 116 minutes.
Guest Artist Recital Series presents Theodore Kerkezos, saxophone. The free concert is scheduled on Oct. 23, at 7:30 p.m. in Pottle Music Building Auditorium.
The Then and Now Lecture on Oct. 24 at 1 p.m. features Emeritus History Professor Michael Kurtz discussing "Presidential Candidates Past and Present." Just two weeks before the 2012 election, Kurtz will discuss how candidates and political parties have conducted campaigns since the first presidential election in 1788. The free lecture will be in Pottle Music Building Auditorium.
On Oct. 25 at 2 p.m., the Teaching and Learning Department will present the next installment of Forum on Milestones – Forty Miles of Courage 120 Years Later. "Performing Civil Disobedience" is scheduled at 2 p.m. in the Teacher Education Center Lecture Hall, room 1022. The session with author Mat Johnson, creative writing professor at the University of Houston; Jayetta Slawson, Southeastern associate professor of English; and Michelle Brown, assistant professor, looks at civil disobedience as a performance act in which actors fight for social change. Beginning with Plessy vs. Ferguson, the conversation will expand as the panelists read and think about the topic in a variety of contexts. The presentation is free.
Fanfare tickets are on sale at the Columbia/Fanfare box office, 220 E. Thomas Street, 543-4371. Some tickets may be purchased online at www.columbiatheatre.org. The box office is open Monday through Friday from 11 a.m. - 4 p.m. and one hour prior to Columbia performances. For a complete schedule, contact the Columbia/Fanfare office at 543-4366 or visit www.columbiatheatre.org.
Southeastern Nursing Doctorate approved by SACS
The Southern Association of Colleges and Schools' Commission on Colleges has approved Southeastern to offer its nursing doctoral program.
The university's Doctor of Nursing Practice degree program – approved late last year by the state Board of Regents – is offered jointly with the University of Louisiana at Lafayette. Southeastern began enrolling students this fall and currently has 11 participants.
"This program is an important element in helping to meet Louisiana healthcare workforce needs, particularly in the southeast region of the state. The SACS approval demonstrates the university has met the accrediting agency's various requirements intended to ensure academic quality" said President John L. Crain.
He said the DNP program is intended to prepare graduates who can provide complex hospital and community-based care for patients and families, help redesign and evaluate nursing and health care systems, and address the severe shortages of clinical faculty to mentor and educate new nurses."
The program, in which courses are delivered totally over the Internet, accepts nurses who have already earned master's degrees as nurse practitioners or nurse service administrators, explained Ann Carruth, dean of the College of Nursing and Health Sciences. Under the partnership with ULL, students can take courses at either institution with the degree being awarded by the home university.
Carruth said the program builds on a highly successful masters in nursing practice program that the two institutions have offered for years in a consortium that also includes McNeese State University in Lake Charles. Nicholls State University in Thibodaux also was recently added to the master's degree consortium.
"The partnership allows Southeastern and ULL to combine the strengths and resources of each institution, including faculty in various specialties and library support services," said Carruth. "This represents an excellent use of limited state resources and allows us to offer a much-need program in a cost effective manner."
She explained that Louisiana falls below the national level for doctorally prepared nurses. According to the Louisiana State Board of Nursing, there are currently about 330 doctoral prepared nurses, or less than one percent of all licensed nurses.
"Louisiana needs to significantly accelerate the number of graduates to meet the needs of a workforce educated in health management and public health to address the complex healthcare issues of the state," she added.
The Doctor of Nursing Practice degree is the second doctoral-level program implemented at Southeastern. A doctorate in educational leadership, also offered in conjunction with ULL, was approved several years ago.
James Winter, assistant professor of acting and directing at Southeastern, has had
a new textbook on acting published.
Act One; Scene One: An Actor's Workbook marks Winter's first acting textbook and his third textbook overall. The work was published and released by Kendall Hunt Publishing Company.
"Of the three books I've written, I'm most proud of this one because I think it's unique to what it is," said Winter, the 2011 recipient of the Southeastern President's Award for Excellence in Artistic Activity. "From what I've heard from my peers in both acting and education, there really isn't another acting text like it.
"I tried to write it in a manner that's not super dry," he added. "I tried to make it fun for the students. I tried to write how I teach."
Act One; Scene One lives up to its name. The work includes monologues and scenes from a variety of plays but includes space for students to record their personal observations and reflections. The book also serves as a form of assessment for professors and instructors who want to check for students' understanding of the acting process, Winter said.
He said theater students can use the text as a reference for creating a resume and preparing for auditions.
The book is available through Amazon.com and will be used at Southeastern in introductory and advanced acting courses. Royalties from the textbook sales help fund Southeastern's James Winter Endowed Theatre Scholarship and The Hymel Falgoust Jr. Scholarship in Technical Theatre.
A Southeastern professor of English has received a Love of Learning Award presented
by The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi, the nation's oldest and most selective collegiate
honor society for all academic disciplines.
Joan Faust of Mandeville, who also serves as the English Department's undergraduate coordinator, was one of 140 recipients nationwide to receive the award and a $500 stipend, which helps fund post-baccalaureate studies and career development. She plans to use the award to help fund reproduction rights for a book project on 17th Century British poet Andrew Marvell.
Faust, who holds master's and doctorate degrees in English literature from LSU, was initiated into Phi Kappa Phi as an undergraduate student at Nicholls State University. She has held numerous offices in the Southeastern Chapter, including president, and currently serves as chapter secretary. Faust is the founder of Southeastern's annual Quiz Bowl Tournament, which pits student teams against faculty teams during Homecoming week. The event has been recognized nationally by the honor society.
The Love of Learning Award program was initiated in 2007 to help fund graduate or professional studies, dissertations, career development and travel related to teaching and studies for active Phi Kappa Phi members. Founded in 1897 and headquartered in Baton Rouge, the society has chapters on more than 300 select colleges and universities in North America and the Philippines.
Reconnect to host Farmers Market
The student group "Reconnect" will host a Farmers Market on Monday, Oct. 22, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Student Union.
Participants will learn more about the quality of local produce, connect with local farmers and their methods of cultivation, and meet local chefs who are available to cook the produce.
Southeastern student's work gives Chefs Evening a whole new look
Chefs Evening, scheduled for March 3, is sporting a new look for 2013. Posters, invitations and other materials for the popular annual fundraiser will reflect a new logo and identity created by Andre Ladegaillerie, a senior graphic design major from Mandeville.
The design is black and white, with simple, clean lines, similar to silver on a white tablecloth, which Ladegaillerie said is the image that inspired him.
"I chose a white background because it gives the design a very upscale, modern look," he said. "I wanted to create an identity for Chefs Evening that everyone could relate to."
The new logo resulted from a design contest in faculty member Gary Keown's class in advanced print design. University Advancement asked Keown to partner with them to develop a fresh look for the event, while providing a hands-on learning experience for his 15 class members.
"This was a complex assignment," said Keown. "The students had to be extremely organized and focused to complete the job. They had to work at an expedient pace with a real world deadline."
Ladegaillerie, 23, will graduate in May with a Bachelor of Arts degree with a concentration in graphic design. He said this kind of assignment helps students build a portfolio and learn to work effectively with clients.
"Having your work judged by multiple people gives you great feedback," he said. "I'd like to work in a design firm in New Orleans or another large city, and this was great experience. I want to try a little bit of everything in graphic design."
The designs of students Naomi Rodger of Mandeville and Michael LeBlanc of Gonzales were chosen second and third in the contest, respectively. Jacki Bellairs, Southeastern's Annual Giving director, said making a final decision was difficult.
"We were amazed by the quality of the work and the outstanding professionalism of the students," she said. "This project was a great way to showcase the outstanding talents of our students while promoting philanthropy on our campus and in our community."
Proceeds from Chefs Evening benefit academic programs at Southeastern.
Above: Southeastern graphic design students with their winning designs in the contest
to develop a new identity for the annual Chefs Evening fundraiser. From left are Michael
LeBlanc of Gonzales, third place; Naomi Rodger of Mandeville, second place; and Andre
Ladegaillerie of Mandeville, first place. Left: The student-designed Chefs Evening
Recreational Sports and Wellness to host first annual Rec Sports Reconnect
Recreational Sports and Wellness is hosting the first annual Rec Sports Reconnect, an alumni reunion for former students, staff and intramurals club sports players over the years at Southeastern.
Scheduled as part of Homecoming 2012, the event will be held throughout the day on Oct. 27.
"Jim McHodgkins and I are looking forward to seeing all the people who have helped make Rec Sports and Wellness so successful throughout the years," said Dollie Hebert, director of Recreational Sports and Wellness. "The department appreciates those students from the days of the Old Men's Gym who made the Pennington Student Activity Center a reality. Rec Sports and Wellness wants to thank them through a day of fun and friendship."
The day's events will begin with 9:30 a.m. flag football and volleyball games at the Pennington Center, located at the corner of University Avenue and General Pershing Avenue. A BBQ and Reconnect Hall of Fame Inductions are also scheduled at the Pennington Center at 11:30 a.m. The day's festivities will continue at 2:30 p.m. with tailgating in Friendship Circle until the Lions take on Central Arkansas at 7 p.m. in Strawberry Stadium.
Fall Carnival to include Trick or Treat with the Greeks
Area children are invited to participate in Southeastern's eighth annual Fall Carnival Wednesday, Oct. 31, from 5-7 p.m.
The university's Office of Multicultural and International Student Affairs, the Black Student Union, and Recreational Sports and Wellness are sponsoring the event in conjunction with Trick or Treet with the Greeks - formally Trick or Treat on Greek Street - which is coordinated by the Office of Student Engagement.
Both events are scheduled at Southeastern's North Oak Park, located at 2699 North Oak Street.
"This is our annual service effort," said Eric Summers, assistant to the Vice President for Student Affairs. "Our goal is to provide all of the typical traditions of Halloween in a safe, carnival atmosphere."
Summers said both events provide safe alternatives to traditional neighborhood door-to-door trick-or-treating and are free for the general public. Although children of all ages are invited to the festivities, the event targets children in kindergarten through fourth grade and will include games with prizes, candy, spacewalks, face painting, pizza, drinks and much more.
Parents and guardians are asked to accompany their children throughout the evening. For more information, call 549-3850 or email email@example.com.
Southeastern Laboratory students get introduction to 'Separate but Equal'
Students at Southeastern Laboratory School received an orientation to the "Separate but Equal" period of U.S. history on Wednesday (Oct. 10) by Southeastern Professor of Education Celina V. Echols.
After students heard music and viewed images of a timeline covering the periods of slavery, Reconstruction, Jim Crow laws and the Civil Rights era, they returned to their classrooms for a period of reflection where they drew and wrote on their impressions.
The event was presented as a foundation for an upcoming visit to the school by the Plessy and Ferguson Foundation for Education and Reconciliation.
The University Counseling Center has moved to the Community Counseling Center Building
located at 912 N. Oak Street, across Oak Street from Pursley Hall.
If you need directions, please contact us at 549-3894. The University Counseling Center provides free mental health counseling for students.
The Fall General Membership meeting of The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi will be held on Thursday, Oct. 25, from 5-6 p.m. in the Magnolia Room adjacent to the Ballroom of the Student Union.
Among topics to be discussed with be the recent biennial convention, the Homecoming Intramural Quiz Bowl Tournament, efforts to earn "Chapter of Excellence" designation, and our spring induction and banquet. Members present will also vote on new members to be invited this fall.
Mark your calendars and plan to attend the Annual Quiz Bowl, sponsored by the Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi. This year's competition will be held on Tuesday, Oct. 23, beginning at Noon in the Student Union Theatre.
Excel Learning Series: Introduction to Excel (Monday, Oct. 22 & Wednesday, Oct. 24, 6 to 9 p.m.)
This class is designed for individuals who have little or no experience with Microsoft Excel. Students will learn to create a file, enter data, create formulas, navigate spreadsheets, and understand the basic components of the Excel environment. Students will also learn format, edit, and save documents. This cost is $120.
Project Management Fundamentals (Monday, Oct. 22 & Wednesday, Oct. 24, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.)
The goal of this course is to prepare project managers and others planning to pursue a career in project management with the skills and tools necessary to successfully plan, manage, and deliver projects on time and within budget. The course is based on the Project Management Institute's body of knowledge and highlights the five project management process groups (initiating, planning, executing, monitoring/controlling, and closing) and their interaction with the nine project management knowledge areas (integration, scope, time, cost, quality, human resources, communications, risk, and procurement.)
Areas of emphasis include: creating a work breakdown structure, scheduling, estimating, earned value management, risk response planning, and more. This course also includes a discussion on project management certification. The format of the course will include lecture, group exercises, Q&A sessions, games (PM Jeopardy,) and short quizzes. The cost is $695.
To register, or for further details on these or other courses that are available please
Hammond- www.southeastern.edu/es Mandeville- www.southeastern.edu/stc Walker- www.southeastern.edu/livingston
The Center for Faculty Excellence in conjunction with the Offices of the President and Provost invite you to Lyceum Lights, a series of faculty luncheon lectures designed to illuminate the common interests of faculty from diverse disciplines.
The fall session will celebrate our 2012 Homecoming theme, "Roomie Goes for the Gold," with one of Southeastern's medalists - the 2012 recipient of the President's Award for Excellence in Teaching, Jayetta Slawson, professor of English. She will present "Beyond the Objective" on Tuesday, Oct. 23 from 12:30 – 1:30 p.m. in Twelve Oaks.
This will be a talk on engaging students through writing assignments. It will be held at Twelve Oaks. Admission is $5 and will be charged at the door. Reservations are required. RSVP to the Center by Oct. 19 at 549- 5791 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Faculty Conference on Teaching, Research, and Creativity
The Center for Faculty Excellence invites you to enjoy the reception and poster sessions of our 11th annual Faculty Conference on Teaching, Research and Creativity.
The event is scheduled Thursday, Oct. 25 from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Conference poster presentations will be held in Tinsley Hall, room 103. A light lunch and refreshments will be available.
This is a wonderful opportunity to socialize with your colleagues while learning about innovative teaching, creative uses of technology, artistic endeavors, research findings, exemplary practices, and more!
Internal Funding Opportunities
Internal funding support for research and scholarly/creative activity, formerly in the Office of Research and Graduate Studies, has been returned to the Center for Faculty Excellence.
The Orr Research Endowment will provide an additional source of funding for researchers. The Office of Sponsored Research and Programs (OSRP) will continue to promote and support externally funded projects.
The Center is now accepting applications for the Orr Research Endowment. Please visit the Center's webpage at http://www.southeastern.edu/admin/cfe/funding_opp/index.html for additional information and guidelines. The deadline for the Orr Research Endowment is Nov. 1.
October 4 through November 2
Paintings by Karen Ann Myers, A Room of Her Own, Southeastern Contemporary Art Gallery
The Photography of Evan Baden, Technically Intimate,
Southeastern Contemporary Art Gallery
Special Guest Artist Alumni Exhibition: Elizabeth Ann Chase, Southeastern Contemporary Art Gallery
Maya Erdelyi Perez (Animations), Southeastern New Media Gallery
Southeastern Theatre presents: Tommy Jamerson's Murderous Innocent (world premiere), at 7:30 p.m. in Vonnie Borden Theatre, D Vickers Hall. Call 549-2115 for ticket information.
Wednesday, October 17
Shane Zeringue, junior guitar recital, 7:30 p.m., Pottle Auditorium
Thursday, October 18
Southeastern Faculty Recital Series: Brian Gallion, tuba, 6 p.m., Pottle Auditorium
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This Week in Athletics
The Southeastern volleyball and soccer teams will continue Southland Conference play to highlight this week in Southeastern Athletics.
Fresh off a league road win over Stephen F. Austin, the volleyball team (7-12, 2-7 Southland) has three league matches on tap this week. On Tuesday, Southeastern heads to Lake Charles for a 7 p.m. match at McNeese State. Southeastern returns home on Thursday to host Oral Roberts at 7 p.m. League leader Central Arkansas visits on Saturday at 2 p.m. Thursday and Saturday's matches can be viewed live on LionVision.
The women's soccer team (9-6-1, 3-2-1 Southland) will close out the road portion of its regular season schedule this week. The Lady Lions head to Oral Roberts on Sunday for a 1 p.m. contest.
The women's tennis team will compete in its second tournament of the fall this week. The Lions head to Pensacola, Fla. to compete in the UWF Invitational. The tournament runs Friday through Sunday.
The softball team will return home to host a round-robin tournament on Saturday at North Oak Park. The Lady Lions will face Baton Rouge Community College at 12 p.m., Louisiana College at 2 p.m. and Northwest Florida State College at 5 p.m.
The Lion Athletics Association will hold its Inaugural Green and Gold 5K and One Mile Fun Run on Saturday on the Southeastern campus. The event, which will begin in Friendship Circle on the Southeastern campus, begins at 8 a.m. with the mile run before the 5K starts at 8:30. Parking will be available in the parking lots adjacent to Strawberry Stadium.
Age brackets are: 14 and under, 15-22, 23-30, 31-39, 40-50 and 50 and older. The entry fee is $30. To register by mail, contact: Lion Athletics Association, Attn: Ross Barbier, SLU 10309, Hammond, LA 70402. Please make all checks payable to: Lion Athletics Association.
To register in person, visit Perfectly Fit Performance Sports in Hammond (303 W. Minnesota Park, Suite E, Hammond, LA 70403) or the Southeastern Athletic Ticket Office in the Dugas Center for Southeastern Athletics (800 Galloway Drive, Room 107, Hammond, LA 70402).
Registration packets can be picked up at Perfectly Fit Performance Sports beginning Friday, Oct. 19, from 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. Race packets and t-shirts will be available, as well as store specials and exclusive giveaways for race participants.
Tuesday, October 16
Volleyball, at McNeese State, Lake Charles, 7 p.m.*
Thursday, October 18
Volleyball, vs. Oral Roberts, University Center, 7 p.m. (LionVision)*
Friday, October 19
Women's Tennis, at UWF Invitational, Pensacola, Fla., All Day
Saturday, October 20
Volleyball, vs. Central Arkansas, University Center, 2 p.m. (LionVision)*
Women's Tennis, at UWF Invitational, Pensacola, Fla., All Day
Softball, vs. Baton Rouge Community College, North Oak Park, 12 p.m.
Softball, vs. Louisiana College, North Oak Park, 2 p.m.
Softball, vs. Northwest Florida State College, North Oak Park, 5 p.m.
LAA One Mile Fun Run/5K, Friendship Circle, 8/8:30 a.m.
Sunday, October 21
Women's Soccer, at Oral Roberts, Tulsa, Okla., 1 p.m.*
Southeastern home events in bold
* - Southland Conference contest
Cristina Molina (Fine and Performing Arts) was a panelist for a round table discussion this past weekend. The subject of the discussion surrounded video artist Derek Larson's new exhibition Tantric Wealth. The exhibition opened Friday Oct. 12, and the discussion took place on Saturday, Oct. 13. Both events were held at the newly opened May Gallery Space in the St. Claude art district of New Orleans.
Dr. John Boulahanis and Dr. Marc Riedel (Sociology and Criminal Justice) presented a paper entitled "Examining Exceptional Clearances: A Spatial Distribution of Chicago Homicides" at the annual conference of the International Organization of Social Science and Behavioral Research in Las Vegas, Oct. 1 - 2.
Dr. Barbara Hebert and Angela James, M.Ed. (University Counseling Center) and Amy Oberschmidt, M.Ed (Pennington Student Activity Center) presented at the American College Counseling Conference in Orlando. Their topic was: "Got Retention? Build an iROAR Program on Your Campus."
Gary Keown (Fine and Performing Arts) will present a paper titled "Keyboarding to Promotion?" at the Southeastern College Art Conference in Durham, North Carolina, October 17 - 20. The session, 'Blogs, Vanity Shows, Self-Publishing: Evaluating the Contemporary Artist-Educator," will explore tenure and promotion for art faculty in these digital times.
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