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1) 2012 SOUTHEASTERN HOMECOMING COURT – Seven Southeastern students have been chosen as members of the 2012 Homecoming court and will reign over Homecoming festivities, Oct. 20-28. Chosen as members of the queen's court were, from left, front, Abbey Smith, Shanel Wolf, and Shawndreka Gatlin; back, from left, Kaylee George, Jessica LeBlanc, Kristen Phelps, and Kenneesha Johnson.
2) 2012 SOUTHEASTERN HOMECOMING BEAU COURT - Members of Southeastern's 2012 Homecoming beau court are, from left, front, Devonte' Bryant, Ashish Acharya, and Joshua Allen; back, from left, Brandon Nettles, Hunter Robinson, and Jeremy Lloyd. Not pictured is Winfred Hills, Jr.
Fourteen Southeastern students have been chosen as members of the 2012 Homecoming
queen and beau courts. The seven women and seven men will reign over Homecoming festivities
Oct. 20- 28.
Chosen as members of the queen court were seniors Shawndreka Gatlin and Jessica LeBlanc, New Orleans; Kenneesha Johnson, Houma; Kristen Phelps, Summit, Miss.; and Shanel Wolf, Baton Rouge; junior Abbey Smith, Lafayette; and sophomore Kaylee George, High Island, Tex.
Members of the beau court are seniors Ashish Acharya, Kathmandu, Nepal; Winfred Hills, Jr., Kenner; Jeremy Lloyd, Baton Rouge; and Hunter Robinson, Luling; and juniors Joshua Allen, New Orleans; Devonte' Bryant, Amite; and Brandon Nettles, Baton Rouge.
The 2012 queen and beau, the top junior or senior vote-getters in the recent online campus election, will be announced at halftime of the Homecoming football game when the Lions take on Central Arkansas on Homecoming Day, Oct. 27, at 7 p.m. in Strawberry Stadium.
The court also will participate in Homecoming festivities such as Gumbo Ya Ya on Oct. 24, the bonfire and pep rally on Oct. 25, and the 3:30 p.m. Homecoming Day parade.
Gatlin, a fashion merchandising major, is president of the Southeastern Chapter of NAACP. She is a member of the Student Government Association (SGA), Gamma Beta Phi, and Sigma Alpha Lambda. She is on the President's List, received the Green "S" Award, and was Role Model of the Year in 2012.
George majors in early childhood education. She is a member of Alpha Omicron Pi Sorority, where she serves as activities chair. She is a two-year member of the Southeastern cheerleading squad, which won second place in the nation at college cheerleading nationals. She is also on the Dean's List.
Johnson, a psychology major, is a member of NAACP, PEEPS, and From Start to Finish. She is involved in campus life and has also been recognized on the President's List, two goals she set for herself as a freshman.
LeBlanc, a communication major, is a member of Sigma Alpha Lambda, Alpha Psi Omega, the Press Club, the French Club, and the Black Student Union. She was named "Best College News Anchor in the South" at the Southeast Journalism Conference and named one of the four top student TV news reporters in the nation by College Broadcasters, Inc. She was nominated for a student Emmy in 2011 for a news story aired on the Southeastern Channel's "Northshore News."
Phelps, an English major, is a member of Alpha Omicron Pi, where she serves as vice president of education and is the sweetheart. She is also a member of Alpha Tau Eta, Up Til Done, and the Dream Team 2011. She has been on the President's List for five semesters, was a member of the Theta Xi Sweetheart Court her freshman year, and a member of Sigma Tau Gamma's White Rose Court her sophomore year. She also received the Alpha Omicron Pi Academic Award for a 3.8 grade point average or higher.
Smith is a kinesiology major and a member of Alpha Omicron Pi, where she has served as the philanthropic chairman and recording secretary. She has also served as a DSA Leadership Ambassador, a Southeastern Group X Fitness instructor, a Panhellenic Gamma Chi, and an SGA Freshman Senator. She was the Southeastern Freshman Woman of the Year, was Alpha Omicron Pi's New Member of the Year, and received the Southeastern Green "S" Award.
Wolf is a business management major. She is a member of Omega Phi Alpha and Gamma Beta Phi. She has been on the President's List and is graduating from Southeastern within three and a half years, a personal goal she set for herself.
Acharya is an accounting major. He is a member of Beta Alpha Psi and Kappa Sigma. He was named the Most Outstanding International Student of the Year in 2011, Outstanding Student Programmer by the Association for the Promotion of Campus Activities, and a member of Who's Who Among Students in American Universities and Colleges.
Hills is majoring in mathematics and is a member of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, where he was elected beau and served as president. He is a member of the Black Student Union and involved in Southeastern intramural sports. He is also the recipient of the SGA Freshman Leadership Award.
Lloyd is a vocal performance major. He is a member of NAACP, God's Chosen Gospel Choir, Kappa Nu Chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha, Sigma Alpha Pi National Honor Society and Collegiate 100. He has been on both the President's and Dean's lists, received the Green "S" Award and was the winner of Nu Delta Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sunday's Best. He also finished in the top three of the Southeastern Star competition and received the Beacon of Light of Hammond Leaders of Tomorrow Scholarship.
Robinson is an electronic media major. He is president of Delta Tau Delta Fraternity, co-director of financial affairs for SGA, vice president of College Republicans, and a member of Order of Omega. He was nominated for two regional Emmys at the Southeastern Channel, is a recipient of the Green "S" Award, and was named 2011 New Member of the Year for Delta Tau Delta.
Allen, a communication major, is president and founder of Collegiate 100 Black Men of Southeastern. He is a member of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, NAACP, was a 2011 Orientation Leader, and Student Life Chairman of SGA. He has also been named to the Dean's List and is considered one of Southeastern's Positive Male Role Models.
Bryant is a marketing major. He is a member of Theta Chi Fraternity, Best Buddies and Lions for the Lamb. He is also on the President's List.
Nettles, a communication major, is a member of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, a 2012 Orientation Leader, and a mentor for Project Pull.
For additional information about Southeastern Homecoming events, contact the Alumni Association at 549-2150 or 1-800-SLU-ALUM or visit www.southeastern.edu/homecoming.
Alumni Tangi Chapter to host dinner theatre
The Tangi Chapter of the Southeastern Alumni Association is sponsoring a dinner theatre featuring the popular comedy troupe The Capitol Steps on Oct. 10, and seats are still available.
Tickets are $55 per person and include dinner and a ticket to see The Capitol Steps. A cash bar will also be available.
Scheduled at the Columbia Theatre for the Peforming Arts in downtown Hammond, the dinner will be held from 6 – 7 p.m. in the Conference Center, with the production following at 7:30 p.m. in the John J. Hainkel Performance Hall.
"Limited seats are available for this extremely funny and popular show, so don't wait to get your tickets," said Alumni Director Kathy Pittman. "You don't have to be a Southeastern alumnus to take advantage of this great opportunity. Anyone can join us for a fun, entertaining night."
The Capitol Steps began as a group of Senate staffers who set out to satirize the very people and places that once employed them.
The group was born in December, 1981, when some staffers for Senator Charles Percy were planning entertainment for a Christmas party. They decided to dig into the headlines of the day, and they created song parodies and skits which conveyed a special brand of satirical humor.
Since they began, the Capitol Steps have recorded over 30 albums, including their latest, "Take the Money and Run — for President." They have been featured on NBC, CBS, ABC, and PBS, and can be heard four times a year on National Public Radio stations nationwide during their "Politics Takes a Holiday" radio specials.
Columbia Theatre season ticket holders are welcome and should call 549-2150 for more information.
For all other inquiries or to RSVP, call the Alumni Association at 549-2150.
A visiting artist, a foreign film and Southeastern's own highlight Fanfare's third
Performances by Southeastern's own performers, a visiting artist lecture and a French film highlight the third week of Fanfare, the university's annual October arts festival.
Fanfare's third week begins with a guest lecture by visiting artist Maya Erdelyi-Perez on Monday, Oct. 15, at noon in the Southeastern Contemporary Art Gallery.
"Erdelyi-Perez is a video animation artist whose love of art has taken her around the globe and introduced her to a myriad of influences," said Dale Newkirk, gallery curator and professor of art. "She did not begin studying animation until she took an animation course on a whim in graduate school at Harvard. She was entranced by what she describes as the 'freshness and freedom' of the medium."
On Tuesday, Oct. 16, the Department of Languages and Communication will present the French film "My Best Friend," at 5 p.m. in the Student Union Theatre. The film is rated PG-13 and has a running time of 95 minutes.
The film features an unlikable antiques dealer who always gets what he wants, but he has never had a friend. Enlisting the assistance of a charming taxi driver, he goes to outrageous lengths to be sociable, smiling and sincere.
Also on Oct. 16, Southeastern Theatre opens its season with the world premiere of "Murderous Innocent." Scheduled for 7:30 p.m. in Vonnie Borden Theatre, the production will run through Oct. 19.
The play is a contemporary drama that tells the story of a husband, wife and his long lost daughter from an extra-marital affair years before.
Tickets are $10 general admission; $6 Southeastern faculty and staff, seniors and non-Southeastern students. Southeastern students are admitted free with university ID. Tickets are available at the Vonnie Borden box office in D Vickers Hall, 549-2115. The box office will be staffed from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. starting October 8. Sales will resume at 6:30 p.m. on performance nights.
The Louisiana Connections: Fiction and Poetry Readings by English Department Faculty continue with faculty members Richard Louth and Alison Pelegrin at 12:30 p.m. in D Vickers, room 383. Louth won the Country Roads 2012 creative nonfiction contest and 2007 short story contest. Pelegrin is the author of poetry collections "The Zydeco Tablets," "Big Muddy River of Stars," and "Hurricane Party."
Also during Fanfare's third week:
Then and Now Lecture features Southeastern Communication faculty member Joe Burns who presents "Invisible Airwaves Crackle with Life: The History and Future of Radio" on Wednesday, Oct. 17, at 1 p.m. in Pottle Auditorium. In the free lecture, Burns will discuss radio's brilliant history of leading the way in news, sports and especially American popular music. He will also discuss the fact that radio has started to fall out of favor, especially music radio. The presentation is free.
The Teaching and Learning Department will present the next installment of Forum on Milestones – Forty Miles of Courage 120 Years Later. "Our Forefathers: Their Voice and Their Vision" is scheduled at 11 a.m. in the Teacher Education Center Lecture Hall, room 1022. The session introduces the impact of slavery on the Reconstruction Era. The presentation is free.
For more information or for a complete Fanfare schedule, contact the Columbia/Fanfare office at 543-4366 or visit www.columbiatheatre.org.
Richardson recognized by education group
Michael D. Richardson, professor and head of the Southeastern Department of Educational Leadership and Technology, was recognized by the Southern Regional Council on Educational Administration for service to the organization.
Richardson was presented with the Jack Greer Lifetime Achievement Award at the organization's recent conference held in New Orleans for his long time contributions to SRCEA, including serving as a former president and conference program director. Greer was a professor at Georgia State University and one of the early founders of the organization.
A specialist in educational management, principalship and organizational theory, Richardson holds a doctorate in education from the University of Tennessee. His research interests include the role of education in society, education in Louisiana, and the changing roles of school administrators.
The SRCEA is an academic organization representing 14 states with a goal of fostering professional growth and establishing collaborative efforts in the fields of educational administration and leadership. Membership includes university faculty, school principals, superintendents and doctoral students in educational administration.
JUST IN TIME FOR THE ELECTION – "The Capitol Steps" will storm the stage of Southeastern Louisiana University's Columbia Theatre for the Performing Arts Wednesday, Oct. 10 at 7:30 p.m. The political satire group will present its take on modern day politics at the downtown Hammond theater.
Fourth annual wine tasting to benefit Southeastern's Library
The group Friends of Sims Library (FoSL) is hosting its fourth annual "Wine with Friends," a fundraiser for Southeastern's Linus A. Sims Memorial Library, at 7 p.m. Friday, Nov. 2.
Held at the library, the popular event will feature six wines paired with samplings of food from local restaurants, live music and a silent auction, said Eric Johnson, library director. Wines will be introduced by area wine experts.
FoSL is an organization that supports the activities and collections of the library. Funds generated by FoSL are used to supplement the library's annual budget, purchase needed equipment and resources, and provide programs, lectures, author readings, signings, and other special events.
Johnson said all funds raised go directly to the library, thanks to donations from local businesses.
Tickets are $35 each. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. with the tasting beginning at 7 p.m. Space is limited, so early reservations are requested. Tickets will not be sold at the door.
Tickets can be ordered online at selu.edu/givenow and adding "Wine tasting" in the comment box or via check payable to the Southeastern Development Foundation, SLU 10896,Hammond, LA 70402.
For more information about FoSL or the wine tasting, contact Julie Durel, library administrative assistant, at 549-3962 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Alpha Omicron Pi Service Project Benefits Pediatric Patients
An annual service project of the Southeastern Chapter of Alpha Omicron Pi Women's Fraternity will benefit North Oaks Medical Center in Hammond.
Members recently delivered an assortment of hand-stuffed, plush panda bears to the Pediatric Unit of the hospital. The panda bears, which are the fraternity's mascot, will be given to children during their hospital stay.
Presentation participants included, kneeling from left, Alpha Omicron Pi members Kelsey Dunham, Allison Hood, Marcela Spicuzza and Becca Bourgeois; and standing, from left, North Oaks Staff Nurse Cindy Pisciotta; fraternity members Ashley Herman, Shelbee Waller, Katelyn Thibodeaux, Taylor Moore and Shelly Spann; and North Oaks Staff Nurse Kerrie Lamb.
How Money Works: Saving and Investing on a Teacher's Salary (Thursday, Oct. 17, 4 to 5 p.m.)
In part III of How Money Works, participants will learn basic investing concepts including the rule of 72, the three Ds of investing, the benefits of an IRA, and advantages of a mutual fund. Saving and investing on a teacher's salary can be successful if you take charge. This workshop is free.
Microsoft Project 2010 (Monday, Oct. 15, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.)
The goal of the workshop is to prepare participants to build and modify a project schedule, which will assist in managing projects. In this instructor-led workshop, students will be led through the process of building and modifying a schedule using hands-on exercises. The cost is $299.
Bass Fishing for Women (Wednesdays, October 17 - 24, 6 to 9 p.m.)
It's entirely possible that the only reason more females don't fish is simply because they have never been taught. Fishing is a fun and relaxing way to commune with nature. Could anything be more satisfying than catching, cleaning and cooking a meal that you provided personally? This fun, hands-on class will instruct students in the basic techniques and practices of fishing for large-mouth bass. We will "tackle" everything from baiting hooks and using a spinning reel to cleaning and cooking your catch! The cost is $75.
Beginning Acting (Wednesdays, Oct. 17 – Nov. 14, 6 to 8 p.m.)
Do you see yourself in the spotlight? This course is designed to teach novice actors basic film and stage audition and acting techniques, on-set behavior, and how to find legitimate film and stage acting work in Louisiana. The cost is $115.
Customer Service Boot Camp (Fridays, Oct. 19 – Nov. 2, 8 a.m. to 12 p.m.)
Providing quality customer care ensures that every single contact with your organization is a positive experience. Customers can range from external customers to internal employees in other departments. Knowing how to provide the same level of service to all customers will enrich your time spent at work by establishing positive business relationships. The cost is $145.
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
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 unding 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 November 1.
Moving Forward with Moodle
As previously announced, Southeastern has decided to move from the current LMS, Blackboard, to the open source platform Moodle. End of life cycle for Blackboard is July 2013.
This transition has already begun for faculty teaching courses delivered less than 50% via distance modes. Moodle mentors began working in spring 2012 to transition these faculty to Moodle for spring 2013.
For distance faculty, those teaching courses delivered more than 50% via distance modes, the timeframe for full transition and total delivery via Moodle is Fall 2013. To allow ample time for course redevelopment, the Center is beginning in-depth training for distance faculty with a CUTL with Moodle.
Certificates of University Teaching and Learning (CUTL) are offered by the Center to assist you in meeting and documenting your professional goals. This special CUTL will provide a structured, concentrated way for you to learn Moodle while earning certificates that may be included in your professional portfolio.
Completion of this CUTL will result in both a Moodle and Quality Matters certificate. Faculty registering for CUTL must be able to commit to attendance at one two-hour, face-to-face session per week throughout the six-week training period (see schedule at the link below). Faculty do not have to schedule the same time each week.
Visit the Center's website ( http://www.southeastern.edu/admin/cfe/ ) or the Moving Forward with Moodle training plan (http://www2.southeastern.edu/Academics/FacultyExcellence/moodle/) for information on Moodle Mentors and CUTL registration.
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 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 email@example.com.
Call for Proposals
You are invited to submit a proposal for Southeastern's Annual Faculty Conference on Teaching, Research and Creativity. The purpose of this conference is to provide a forum for sharing the successful practices, projects, creative endeavors, and research of our faculty.
The Faculty Conference will consist of a general poster session on Thursday, October 25, from 11:30 a.m. - 2 p.m. in Tinsley, room 103. Presenters should remain with their posters for at least one hour during this time.
While faculty receiving Center grants are expected to participate as a condition of their award, all faculty are invited to share their work. Proposals should be submitted via the link below. Proposal deadline is Wednesday, Oct. 10.
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
Wednesday, October 10 at 5 p.m.
Let's Talk Art Lecture Series: Irene Nero, associate professor of art history, "Van Gogh and Gaugin: When Egos Collide," Sims Memorial Library
Thursday, October 11 at 2 p.m.
Bryce Brisco Ceramics Workshop and Artist Lecture, Contemporary Art Gallery
Sunday, October 14 at 2 p.m. and 6 p.m.
Southeastern Wind Symphony concerts, Planet Earth, with guest composer and conductor Johan de Meij, Columbia Theatre for the Performing Arts. Call 985-543-4371 for ticket information.
Monday, October 15 at 12 p.m.
Video session by animation artist Maya Erdelyi Perez, Contemporary Art Gallery
For more information on these and other upcoming events in Southeastern's Department of Fine and Performing Arts, call 549-2184 or 549-2193 or visit our website at www.southeastern.edu/fpa.
Southeastern in the news
Action 17 News
Local sorority brings cheer to kids at North Oaks
Southeastern named Military Friendly
SLU student receives Good Citizen Scholarship
Theater season opens with drama
Victory Belles to evoke nostalgia with WWII hits
BR Business Report
To unfriend or ignore, in a season of political ranting on Facebook
Business News Daily / Live Science
Facebook political rants lead to rash of 'unfriending'
Hammond Daily Star
Stepping up to help: Volunteers, students tutor elementary kids in Project Step Up
St. Tammany Economic Development Foundation to host business seminar on using Facebook
Madisonville Wooden Boat Festival visible on the horizon
Money Monday: Celebrating National Women in Small Business Month
This Week in Athletics
The Southeastern football, soccer, volleyball and cross country teams will all be in action during this week in Southeastern Athletics.
The Southland Conference-leading Lion football team (2-4, 2-0 Southland) will look for its first-ever 3-0 start to Southland play this week. The Lions will host league foe Northwestern State at 3 p.m. at Strawberry Stadium. The game will be broadcast live on the Southland Television Network, in the Hammond area on KSLU-FM (90.9) and on the Internet at www.LionSports.net.
Saturday will also be Take A Kid to the Game Day. All children ages 12 and under receive free admission with the purchase of an adult ticket.
The women's soccer team (7-6-1, 1-2-1 Southland) has two league matches on the slate this week. The Lady Lions start off the week in Thibodaux for a 3 p.m. match at Nicholls on Friday. On Sunday, Southeastern returns home to host Central Arkansas at 1 p.m.
The volleyball team (5-11, 1-6 Southland) has three matches on tap this week. On Tuesday, Southeastern host Grambling at 7 p.m. in a match rescheduled after being postponed by Hurricane Isaac. On Thursday, the Lady Lions will be in Natchitoches for a 7 p.m. league contest with Northwestern State. Stephen F. Austin hosts Southeastern on Saturday at 1 p.m.
The men's and women's cross country teams will be in action this week in their final tuneup for the Southland Conference Championships. The Lions and Lady Lions will compete in the Choctaw Open on Saturday in Clinton, Miss.
Tuesday, October 9
Volleyball, vs. Grambling, University Center, 7 p.m. (LionVision)
Thursday, October 11
Volleyball, at Northwestern State, Natchitoches, 7 p.m.*
Friday, October 12
Women's Soccer, at Nicholls State, Thibodaux, 3 p.m.*
Saturday, October 13
Football, vs. Northwestern State, Strawberry Stadium, 3 p.m. (Southland TV) (KSLU)*
Take A Kid to the Game Day
Volleyball, at Stephen F. Austin, Nacogdoches, Texas, 1 p.m.*
Men's and Women's Cross Country, at Choctaw Open, Clinton, Miss., All Day
Sunday, October 14
Women's Soccer, vs. Central Arkansas, Southeastern Soccer Complex, 1 p.m.*
Southeastern home events in bold
* - Southland Conference contest
C. Roy Blackwood (Columbia/Fanfare & Fine and Performing Arts) has been invited to board membership for the Louisiana Partnership for the Arts as the representative of the Louisiana Presenter's Network. LPA is the "hub of the Louisiana Arts field" representing all artists, arts organizations and agencies and all those who produce, present and serve the arts in Louisiana.
Michael G. Bisciglia (Sociology and Criminal Justice) presented "Using the Index of Qualitative Variation as a Measure of Within Ethnicity Segregation: An Exploration of Interethnic Dispersion of Rates of Hispanic Homicide" at the Sociology in the 21st Century Conference in Baton Rouge.
Charlottte Humphries and Eddie Hebert (Kinesiology and Health Studies) co-authored an article that recently appeared in the journal, Measurement in Physical Education and Exercise Science, titled "Development of a Physical Education Teaching Efficacy Scale." Additional co-authors were Kay Daigle (Southeastern Oklahoma State University), and Jeff Martin (Wayne State University).
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