January 18, 2005
Students move into new halls
Roland is head football coach
Colleges to be reorganized
Lecture Wednesday on psychology and terror
Two receive Dunbar  Award
Faust named assistant dean
Gala "Deco Ball" is Saturday
Forbidden Broadway at CTPA
Message about flu vaccine
SACS Update
String players sought for orchestra
Spring 2005 parking changes
Center for Faculty Excellence
Faculty grants: call for proposals
Credit management workshop
SLWP sponsors "Why Write?"
CMS classes begin Jan. 24
Jan. 29 is Senior Day
Circle nabs Link Award
This week in athletics
Professional activities

Moving in: students enthusiastically greet new residence halls
Phase I is occupied! (Above right) Southeastern students have enthusiastically moved into the four buildings in the first phase of the university's new residential housing. Of the four Phase I buildings now open, which have a total of 718 beds, two have double rooms and two have "private" room arrangements. "The stars really lined up for this project," said Doug Brown, president of Capstone Management, the developer-manager of the residence halls, as he watched students moving in on Friday. "This is what I have been waiting for; this makes it all worthwhile," agreed Aime Anderson, director of Residential Life. (Above left) Joe Tallo, general manager Capstone, and Brown visit with Jessica Thomas, a freshman elementary education major from Ponchatoula, and Rachel Williams, a freshman special education major from Mt. Hermon, in their new double occupancy room. (Right) Jamie Henry, a freshman mathematics education major from Mandeville, and Megan Smith, a freshman speech therapy major from Brusly, relax in one of the bedroms of their private room suite.
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New Lions head football coach Dennis Roland is surrounded by media after the Tuesday morning press conference announcing his appointment.
Roland named head football coach
Southeastern announced today that Dennis Roland has been named head football coach. The hiring is pending approval of the Board of Supervisors for the University of Louisiana system.
     A veteran head coach with 15 years experience at the collegiate level and former Southeastern assistant coach, Roland becomes the Lions' 13th head coach replacing Hal Mumme who served in the position for the past two seasons. Mumme was named the Lions first head coach after returning Southeastern football to the field following an 18-year hiatus. Mumme was recently named head coach at New Mexico State University.
     "After a thorough search and review of a large number of exceptionally qualified aplicants, I am pleased to announce Dennis Roland as our selection for head coach," President Randy Moffett said. "I am confident that we have identified an individual who will continue to expand the high level of excitement both offensively and defensively we have built over the last two seasons."
     "Heading into our first year of Southland Conference play, we also felt it was important to maintain a level of consistency within the program and believe Coach Roland is the perfect fit," he added.
     Roland was also part of the historic return of Southeastern football serving as assistant head coach and offensive line coach as part of Mumme's staff in 2003. After a year at North Gwinnett (Ga.) High School where he led his squad to a 9-3 record and only the second playoff win in its history in 2004, Roland returns to take over a team with which he is very familiar. Read more at www.lionsports.net
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Academic colleges to be reorganized this summer
Southeastern will reorganize its academic colleges to form a new College of Science and Technology effective summer 2005.
     The newly named College of Science and Technology will encompass the departments of Mathematics, Biological Sciences, and Chemistry and Physics, departments presently housed within the College of Arts and Sciences.  A new combined Department of Computer Science and Industrial Technology, two existing areas in the College of Business and Technology, will also become part of the new college.
     “The change is designed to allow more effective management of Southeastern’s academic programs,” said Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs John Crain.  “In addition, this should provide a powerful opportunity for the pursuit and development of several exciting initiatives, including new degree programs.”
     Under the reorganization plan, which has been approved by Southeastern’s governing board, the University of Louisiana Board of Supervisors, the College of Business and Technology will be renamed the College of Business. Additionally, the College of Arts and Sciences will be changed to the College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences.  It will encompass the departments of Communication, English, Foreign Languages and Literature, Music and Dramatic Arts, Visual Arts, History and Political Science, Sociology and Criminal Justice, and Psychology.
     As Southeastern’s largest college, more than 3,500 students — almost one-quarter of the total student body — were enrolled in the College of Arts of Sciences in fall 2004.  “This reorganization results in administrative units that are more manageable in size and scope,” Crain said.
     Tammy Bourg, current dean of the College of Arts and Sciences, will serve as dean of the new College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences. Daniel McCarthy, presently the head of the Department of Chemistry and Physics, will assume the role of interim dean of the College of Sciences and Technology.
     “Dr. McCarthy will head up a transition task force designed to ensure a smooth implementation of the new college,” Crain said.  He added that a national search for a permanent dean will be conducted next year after the college is fully operational.
     The reorganization will result in six academic colleges at Southeastern and includes three areas not impacted by this change.  They are the College of Education and Human Development, College of General Studies, and College of Nursing and Health Sciences.
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Lecture to feature discussion of psychology and terrorism
Psychology and terrorism will be the initial topic of a new Southeastern lecture series, “Crossroads,” designed to foster communication and collaboration among academic departments.
     Tom Pyszczynski, psychology professor at the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs, will present the lecture at 11 a.m. Jan. 19 in the Student Union Theatre. He will discuss how psychology affects general understanding of terrorism and political preferences. 
     The lecture series is sponsored by the Department of Psychology and the College of Arts and Sciences. 
“Each year we will invite a psychologist whose work interfaces with sister disciplines,” said Al Burstein, head of the Department of Psychology. “In addition to presenting a lecture, he or she will also be available to meet with smaller groups or individuals who want to discuss topics of mutual interest.”
     Pyszczynski teaches a variety of courses in social psychology and directs the psychology department’s honors program. He and his colleagues Jeff Greenberg and Sheldon Solomon developed Terror Management Theory, which helps explain why humans react the way they do to the threat of death, and how this reaction influences their post-threat cognition and emotion. They also wrote "In the Wake of 9/11: The Psychology of Terror," in which they used Terror Management Theory to analyze the roots of terrorism and American reactions to the attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon in 2001.
     Over the years Pyszczynski and his colleagues have explored the role of terror management processes in a wide range of topics including self-esteem, self-deception, prejudice, interpersonal relations, altruism, aggression, sexual ambivalence, disgust, depression, anxiety disorders, unconscious processes, aging, and human development. 
     Pyszczynski is co-editor of the "Handbook of Experimental Existential Psychology." He also has published more than 100 scholarly articles in peer-reviewed journals and edited books.
     College of Arts and Sciences Dean Tammy Bourg, whose academic background is psychology, said the annual Crossroads lecture will help foster invaluable dialog among Southeastern’s academic departments.
      “Discussion across disciplinary and specialist lines can be extraordinarily stimulating,” she said. “Such interactions could raise provocative and important questions and yield new paradigms that might bear unexpected fruit when transplanted from a different field.”
     “Social problems such as hunger, ethnic violence, and crime are difficult to account for, let alone to deal with constructively, from the viewpoint of any single academic specialty,” said Burstein. “They require interdisciplinary approaches. Given the potential benefits of inter-disciplinary colloquy it is important to cultivate opportunities for such discussion on our campus.”
     For additional information about the lecture, contact Burstein at 985-549-5539.
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Jessie Roberts, left, and Sheila Tregre

Roberts, Tregre receive state Civil Service award
Two Southeastern employees will receive 2005 Charles E. Dunbar Jr. Career Services Awards presented annually by the Louisiana Civil Service League.
     Jessie R. Roberts, director of human resources, and Shelia Tregre, executive secretary in the College of Business and Technology, are two of 12 award recipients to be honored at the organization’s annual luncheon to be held in New Orleans this Friday (Jan. 21). The Dunbar Awards are presented to civil service employees who distinguish themselves through unselfish service to the citizens of Louisiana.
     “We are truly honored that two of our employees have been selected to receive this prestigious award, which recognizes not just professional accomplishments but their community service as well,” said President Randy Moffett. “It is very unusual for two individuals employed with the same institution or agency to be recognized in the same year and shows the high level of commitment and quality service that Southeastern enjoys from its staff.”
     A Southeastern employee for 21 years, Roberts administers a comprehensive human resources office, which includes recruitment, employment, staff development, and benefits for the university’s more than 1,800 faculty and staff. She started the university’s first official orientation for new employees, developed on-line vacancy announcements, handbooks, policies and newsletter to make information more accessible for employees, an in-house training program, and helped implement the university’s Rewards and Recognition Program. 
     Roberts has been a member of the Louisiana State Personnel Council since 1983 and has served as a board member and vice chair. She is currently serving as Chair of the Council for 2004-2005.   She is a member of the Attorney General’s Task Force on Domestic Violence and serves on Southeastern’s Violence in the Workplace Committee. She co-authored and implemented a drug-testing plan at the university that is now used as a model. Roberts has worked as a volunteer with the Susan Komen Breast Cancer Foundation, the Springfield PTA, and the Livingston Parish 4H and FFA.  She is a resident of Springfield.
     Tregre works in the dean’s office of the College of Business and Technology where she handles a variety of administrative duties, including payroll and budget reports, maintenance of personnel files of faculty and staff, supervision of student workers and graduate assistants, and reviewing and verifying graduation applications from students in the college’s six departments. 
     A Southeastern employee since 1981,Tregre manages or assists with a number of the college’s special projects, including the annual ethics lecture, honors convocation, Business and Technology Week, and other professional and social events. She has been actively involved in charity events, such as Operation Christmas, and served as a staff liaison with the Hammond Chamber of Commerce. Tregre is a resident of Ponchatoula.
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Joan FaustJoan Faust named assistant dean of Arts and Sciences
Associate professor of English Joan Faust has been named assistant dean of the College of Arts and Sciences, Southeastern’s largest academic college.
     Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs John Crain announced the appointment and said Faust would assist Arts and Sciences Dean Tammy Bourg in the areas of grades, appeals and other student-related issues.
     "Dr. Faust is the kind of person who handles issues thoroughly and quickly, makes wise decisions, and always deals compassionately with students,” said Bourg. “I am delighted to have her with me. She is a joy to work with.”
     A native of Houma and resident of Mandeville, Faust joined the Southeastern English Department faculty in 1992. She received her doctoral and master's degrees from Louisiana State University and bachelor’s degree from Nicholls State University.
     She has served as chair of the University Honors Committee, the Provost’s Committee for Faculty Recruitment and Retention, and English Day activities, and as recording secretary of the Faculty Senate. Professionally, Faust has published critical articles on John Donne, John Milton, Ben Jonson, Dante, and on other Medieval and Renaissance topics. She is a member of the John Donne Society Executive Board. 
     As president of Southeastern's chapter of the Phi Kappa Phi from 2001-2003, Faust organized a College Intramural Quiz Bowl tournament. Now a popular addition to the university’s homecoming week activities, the Quiz Bowl initially was funded by a National Phi Kappa Phi Promotion of Excellence grant. 
     Faust and her husband, Mark, have three children, Joey, Katie and Alison.
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Columbia Theatre marqueeThe Jan. 22 Deco Ball, a gala evening at the Columbia Theatre for the Performing Arts, will raise funds to add a marquee to the historic theater’s facade. This architectural rendering by Holly and Smith Architects gives an idea of what the marquee might look like.
Columbia’s “Deco Ball” to fund theater marquee
With the goal of putting coming attractions “up in lights,” Southeastern’s Columbia Theatre for the Performing Arts is hosting a gala ball to raise funds for a marquee for the historic downtown Hammond theater.
     Organizers of the Columbia’s “Deco Ball,” scheduled for 7-11 p.m., Jan. 22, are planning an evening that will be festive and fun -- all for a good cause, said Columbia Director Donna Gay Anderson.
     “A theater without a marquee is like a stadium without a scoreboard,” Anderson said. “We know from talking with colleagues in the League of Historic American Theaters that a marquee is a must for marketing our productions.”
     Polly Durham and Harriet Vogt of Hammond are chairing the community committee that has been planning the ball for six months. Vogt, former longtime director of Fanfare, the October arts festival that opens the Columbia Theatre season, said the Deco Ball idea originated with Howard Nichols, a retired Southeastern history professor and member of the Columbia Theatre board. 
     “I thought it was a wonderful idea since I had experienced a similar party at a theater when I lived in Germany,” Vogt said. She said the gala event will feature dancing on the Columbia stage to music by the Dominoes, partying throughout the theater complex, and food and beverages by Coy’s Catering.
     “It’s going to be a fun party, an opportunity to dress up and have a really good time for a worthy cause,” she said. “The decorations are going to be glamorous, the food is going to be wonderful, and there will also be several fun ‘surprise’ activities.”
     Tickets for the Deco Ball are $100 a person and can be obtained by calling or visiting the Columbia Theatre office, 220 E. Thomas St., 985-543-4366. Patrons can also reserve a table for eight for $1,000.
     Anderson said the Columbia has worked with Holly and Smith Architects, the Hammond firm that designed the theater’s renovation, to devise a marquee that will compliment the historic character of Hammond’s downtown district. The computerized, lighted marquee, which would be visible from East Thomas and South Cherry Streets, is estimated to cost $75,000. 
     In addition to Vogt and Durham, Deco Ball committee members are Anderson, Nichols, Marjorie Morrison, Bonnie Sue Barrilleaux, Pat Mason, Tonya Lowentritt, Nelie Durham, Carol Knott, Jackie Griffith, Patty Hubert, Pete Pfeil, Virginia Adelmann, Doug DuBois, John Szeto, and Katie Wainwright.
     For additional information about the Deco Ball, contact the Columbia at 985-543-4366.
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Forbidden BroadwayThe Columbia Theatre for the Performing Arts will present “Forbidden Broadway” at 7 p.m. Jan. 26. Tickets for the funny, long-running New York musical review range from $15 to $30 and are available at the theater box office, 220 E. Thomas St., or online through Ticketweb at www.ticketweb.com.
Forbidden Broadway
provides a scathingly funny look at Broadway’s best
Forbidden Broadway, the famed New York musical review that lovingly skewers Broadway’s greatest hits, is coming to the Columbia Theatre for the Performing Arts on Jan. 26.
     Curtain time for the scathingly funny love letter to the “Great White Way” is 7 p.m. at the historic downtown Hammond theater, located at 220 E. Thomas St.
      Forbidden Broadway’s theme is, “Why see just one Broadway hit when you can laugh at them all?” The informal and funny history of the American musical theater slings arrows at Fiddler on the Roof, Hairspray, Gypsy, The Lion King, and Chicago -- to name just a few – while the cast skewers celebrities from Ethel Merman to Liza Minnelli to Sarah Brightman. 
     Forbidden Broadway was the brainchild of Gerard Alessandrini, an unemployed actor who had been creating musical parodies of Broadway shows since childhood. In 1982, he assembled those parodies into a show at Palsson’s Supper Club on New York’s Upper West Side and wowed critics and audiences alike.
     Continually updated, Forbidden Broadway has become New York’s longest running musical comedy revue and has won a Drama Desk, Obie and Outer Critics Circle awards. Over the years, the show has gone through several editions, countless revisions, three New York City performance spaces, several national and international tours, and thousands of special performances. It has also become known for launching the careers of talented unknowns, who have gone on to stardom on Broadway, television and in the movies.
      Tickets for Forbidden Broadway are $30, Orchestra 1 and Loge; $23, Orchestra 2 and Balcony 1; $18, Orchestra 3; $15 Balcony 2. Tickets are available at the Columbia box office (985-543-4371), located in the theater's lobby, from noon until 5 p.m., weekdays or online through Ticketweb, www.ticketweb.com.
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Message about flu vaccine
The updated recommendations from the Center for Disease Control states that if you are a "household contact" or a caregiver of a person in the high risk group, you are now eligible to get the flu vaccine. Simply put, it means that you can get the flu shot regardless of your age if you live with someone in the following categories:
     1. persons aged 65 or greater
     2. person with diabetes, cardiac or lung disease
     3. person with a weakened immune system (HIV, AIDS, Cancer or Cancer treatment)
     4. children less that 2 years of age.
     Don't forget that if you are 50 or older you automatically fit in the priority group. The recent changes will increase the number of eligible staff and faculty tremendously. Therefore, you should come as soon as possible to assure that you receive the vaccine. You can pay the $10 fee in the student health center.
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Important SACS reaffirmation of accreditation is underway 
Southeastern is in the process of applying for reaffirmation of accreditation with the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS). Southeastern has been accredited by SACS since 1946 and is reviewed by the association for reaccreditation every 10 years. This is the university’s most important accreditation.
     As part of reaffirmation, the university must demonstrate compliance with 73 standards for mission, governance, faculty, educational programs, library, resources, and student services.  The compliance report was submitted electronically to a SACS Off-site Review Team in September 2004, and Southeastern was found in full compliance on 68 of the 73 standards.
     SACS Associate Executive Director Dr. Rudy Jackson indicated that Southeastern did “very well,” with only a very small number of unresolved questions in comparison with other universities presently undergoing the same process. Southeastern will have the opportunity to respond to the Off-site Review before SACS officially visits Southeastern’s campus in March. 
     “We are confident that we will be able to satisfy the questions raised by the Off-site Review Team in our Focused Report to be submitted in January,” said Dr. Beatrice Baldwin, Southeastern’s SACS liaison. 
     Baldwin indicated that the remaining questions involve documenting institutional effectiveness for Major Field Assessment and support units; providing documentation of evaluations for senior level administrators; providing more information on services available to off-campus students; and documenting teaching qualifications for faculty who do not meet SACS degree requirements. 
     In addition to showing compliance with the 73 SACS standards, Southeastern must also submit a Quality Enhancement Plan (QEP) that is “directly related to student learning” and enhances the educational quality of the institution. Southeastern chose to submit a plan for improving academic advising. Southeastern’s QEP Team, lead by Dr. Tena Golding, has been researching best practices and developing the QEP over the last year. 
     The QEP Team presented their findings and plan for improving academic advising at the Provost’s Summit held in September 2004. In addition, Dr. Wes Habley, director of the Office of Educational Practice, American College Testing (ACT) and chair of the Advisory Board for the Summer Institutes of the National Academic Advising Association (NACADA), presented the keynote address, “Realizing the Potential of Academic Advising.” Following the presentation, the 78 attendees, a campus-wide representation of Southeastern’s faculty, staff, and students, participated in group discussions. A follow-up mini summit was held in November. 
     Southeastern’s Quality Enhancement Plan is due in January along with the Focused Report. SACS’ On-site Review Team is expected to be on Southeastern’s campus during the week of March 14, 2005. 
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Southeastern invites young string players to join Chamber Orchestra

The Department of Music and Dramatic Arts is inviting talented young north shore string players to join the Southeastern Chamber Orchestra.
     Directed by Yakov Voldman, the orchestra performs an average of four concerts annually on campus and at the university’s Columbia Theatre for the Performing Arts in downtown Hammond. Recent concerts have featured world famous guest artists, including violinists Ilya Keller and Yuri Zhislin, and the Moscow Piano Trio.
     The invitation to join the Chamber Orchestra is extended to students 13 years of age and older. Those interested should contact Voldman (985-549-5182) for a private audition at which they will perform a three-octave scale and a solo composition of their choice. 
     “The string program that Dr. Voldman has built at Southeastern is one of the crown jewels of the music department,” said Kenneth Boulton, director of Southeastern’s Community Music School.  “This is a great opportunity for talented young musicians to gain performance experience and join in a wonderful music program right in their own backyard.”
     Boulton said several high school age Community Music School students are currently members of the Chamber Orchestra. The Community Music School offers private instruction to adults and children in guitar, violin, cello, flute, oboe, clarinet, saxophone, trumpet, and percussion at the Pottle Music Building Auditorium on the university’s main campus and at the Southeastern St. Tammany Center, located in the parish government complex on Koop Drive near Mandeville. Spring semester CMS classes begin Jan. 24.
     Information about CMS, including a spring 2005 semester registration packet, is available online at www.selu.edu/cms. For further details, contact the CMS office or Boulton at 985-549-5502 or 985-549-2197. 
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Spring 2005 parking changes
The following changes to on-campus parking will take effect January 2005:
     · New parking areas associated with the opening of four new residence halls will be available for residents of those buildings. 
     · Phase II student housing construction will necessitate the closure of parking spaces on the east side of SGA Drive adjacent to the Kinesiology Building.  The two handicapped parking spaces from this area will be moved to Tennessee Avenue adjacent to the Kinesiology Building. 
     · The changes will necessitate the conversion of parking spaces on SGA Drive adjacent to the Sims Memorial Library to faculty/staff. 
     Students are reminded that new parking areas are available at the following locations:
    · East of Taylor Hall/behind Livingston Hall; 
    · Between the Cefalu Coliseum and the University Police Department;
    · Between the Teacher Education Center and the Pennington Student Activity Center; and
    · North campus between the Alumni Center and the University Center.
    New parking areas created in August 2004 and those scheduled to open in January 2005 have
resulted in an increase in parking spaces for the campus community.
     We appreciate your patience and cooperation throughout this period of residential hall construction.
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Coming up at the Center for Faculty Excellence
The Center for Faculty Excellence will offer the following Blackboard Workshops this week. These workshops will be held in Tinsley Hall, Room 103.  For reservations, call ext. 5791 or email center@selu.edu. Seating is limited.
     Jan. 18, 10 a.m.-noon and Jan. 21, 2-4 p.m.: Blackboard Basics -- This hands-on workshop, intended for new users of Blackboard, will be an introduction to some of Blackboard's features..
     Jan. 20, 10 a.m.-noon: Blackboard Intermediate -- For previous users of Blackboard, this hands-on workshop includes assistance with Blackboard setup, copying course materials and reusing assessments. 
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Faculty Development Grant Program: 2005-06 call for proposals
Proposals are now being solicited for scholarly projects requiring financial support during the 2005-06 academic year. Each grant award is for a maximum of $2,000. 
     All full-time faculty members holding academic rank, excluding those currently holding administrative appointments above the level of department head, are eligible to apply. 
     Guidelines: www.selu.edu/Academics/FacultyExcellence/Research/index.htm#Procedures
     Application forms: www.selu.edu/Academics/FacultyExcellence/Research/Application_form.PDF
     A reminder: IRB Clearance must be attached to the cover sheet. IRB information should be received by Michelle Hall, Director of Institutional Research, by the Friday before the second Wednesday of the month in order to be reviewed by the IRB Committee. This means that Michelle Hall should receive your IRB information no later than Friday, March 4. Do not attach IRB clearance or cover sheet to the copies.  Also, if you have received Faculty Development grants in the past, a final report is required in order to receive any additional funding.
     The deadline for receipt of proposals is 4:30 p.m., Friday, April 1. Proposals should be hand delivered to the Center for Faculty Excellence, Tinsley Annex, Room 6. Absolutely no proposals will be accepted after 4:30 p.m.
     If you have questions regarding this email, please contact the Center at ext. 5791 or email us at center@selu.edu.
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SBDC sponsors credit management workshop
The Small Business Development Center will offer “Credit Management for Businesses,” from 6-8 p.m., Thursday, Jan. 27 at Southeastern’s Southeast Louisiana Business Center, 1514 Martens Drive.
     The workshop is designed to help businesses understand how to manage their credit more effectively and repair problems that could undermine your credit rating.
     The cost is $20, $10 for Chamber of Commerce members. For more information or to register for any of these events, please contact Sandy Summers at 985-549-3831 or sbdc@selu.edu.
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SLWP sponsors “Why Write?” for secondary teachers
Secondary teachers can participate this spring in “Why Write?”, a professional development series sponsored by the Southeastern Louisiana Writing Project at Southeastern. 
     The five-session series will take place in the university’s Writing Center in D Vickers Hall from 4:30-7:30 p.m. on Jan. 20, Feb. 10, March 3 and 17, April 7, said SLWP Director Richard Louth, a member of the Southeastern English department faculty. 
     Louth said "Why Write?" consists of a coordinated series of hands-on workshops led by SLWP teacher consultants and classroom teachers. He said 15 teachers will examine issues in the teaching of writing, develop practical new writing activities, peruse actual student work, and read professional texts. “They will also reflect in writing on their own teaching practices, and learn together through professional dialogue in a comfortable university setting,” Louth said. 
     Louth said all participants, including the SLWP's team of five teacher consultants, will be expected to attend the entire series. “Teachers will take ideas back to their classrooms to test them out, and get continuous feedback from our staff at each meeting,” he said. 
     Cost is $300 per person or $400 for a team of two teachers from the same school. Louth said the SLWP is recognized by the Louisiana Board of Education as a provider of professional development credits in conjunction with the federal No Child Left Behind act. He said 15 hours of professional development credit are available. 
     For further information about “Why Write?”, contact Louth at 985-549-2102 or rlouth@selu.edu
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Community Music School classes begin Jan. 24
The Community Music School is now registering children and adults for private music instruction. 
Director Kenneth Boulton said private instruction is available in guitar, violin, cello, flute, oboe, clarinet, saxophone, trumpet, and percussion at the Pottle Music Building Auditorium on the university’s main campus and at the Southeastern St. Tammany Center, located in the parish government complex on Koop Drive near Mandeville. 
     He said CMS also provides instruction in voice and piano on the main campus. Lessons will begin the week of Jan. 24. 
     “We have flourishing string and guitar programs at the St. Tammany Center, and we are interested in organizing kindermusic classes for children under five years of age at both of our locations,” Boulton said. “Don't miss an opportunity to give your child or yourself the gift of music.” 
     Information, including a spring 2005 semester registration packet, is available online at www.selu.edu/cms. For further details, contact the CMS office or Boulton at 985-549-5502 or 985-549-2197. 
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Jan. 29 Senior Day features campus, housing tours
Southeastern will host high school seniors and their parents at “Senior Day 2005," Saturday, Jan. 29. 
      The informal and entertaining introduction to the university begins at 10 a.m. with check in at the Pennington Student Activity Center, located on the corner of North General Pershing Ave. and University Ave. 
      Throughout the day, students and parents can take campus tours, browse exhibits on Southeastern academic programs and attend informational presentations on admissions, scholarships, and financial aid opportunities. Participants can also visit Southeastern’s new residential housing facilities, which will open in January. Lunch will be served to all guests. 
      For more information, call 985-549-5637. 
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Performance Circle receives “Link Award”
Southeastern’s Performance Circle was the December recipient of the “Link Award” presented by the Hammond Chamber of Commerce and the Hammond Garden Club for beautification. Located adjacent to the Ralph R. Pottle Music Building, the outdoor stage is built in the shape of a music note. The structure was constructed largely through funds allocated by the Southeastern Student Government Association (SGA) and was recognized by the American Society of Landscape Architects with an Award of Excellence. From left, are Kathy Stuart, Hammond Chamber of Commerce executive director; Lee Collins, Hammond Garden Club; Ashley McKee, Southeastern SGA vice president; Brad O’Hara, Southeastern vice president for student and public affairs; Russell Mayer, Hammond Chamber of Commerce board member; Jim McHodgkins, Southeastern assistant dean of student development; Brett Bova, SGA president; Louise O’Sullivan, Hammond Garden Club; Gina Uria, Southeastern Facility Planning; Jewel Jamal, Hammond Garden Club.
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This week in athletics
The Southeastern men's and women's basketball teams continue Southland Conference play, while the men's tennis team opens up its spring season during this week in Southeastern Athletics.
     The men's basketball team (11-6, 3-1 SLC) will look to bounce back from its first conference loss of the season - a 65-63 defeat at Northwestern State on Saturday. The Lions will be back in action on Wednesday, when they travel to face Lamar at 7 p.m. in the Montagne Center.
     The Lady Lions (6-8, 1-3 SLC) will be searching for their first road win of the season on Thursday, when they face Lamar at 7 p.m. in Beaumont, Texas. 
     Southeastern will return home on Saturday to face its final non-conference foe of the season, Arkansas Baptist at 3 p.m. in the University Center. All three men's and women's basketball games will be broadcast live in the Hammond area on KSLU 90.9 FM and on the internet at www.LionSports.net.
     The men's tennis team will open its spring schedule this week. The Lions will be at Tulane on Sunday for a 2 p.m. match with the Green Wave.
     The men's and women's track and field teams will compete in their third meet of the indoor season. The Lions and Lady Lions will be in Houston, Texas on Friday to participate in the Houston Invitational.
Wednesday, January 19
     Men's Basketball, at Lamar, Beaumont, Texas, 7 p.m. (KSLU 90.9 FM)*
Thursday, January 20
     Women's Basketball, at Lamar, Beaumont, Texas, 7 p.m. (KSLU 90.9 FM)*
Friday, January 21
     Men's & Women's Track and Field, at Houston Invitational, Houston, Texas, All Day
Saturday, January 22
     Women's Basketball, vs. Arkansas Baptist, University Center, 3 p.m. (KSLU 90.9 FM)
Sunday, January 23
     Men's Tennis, at Tulane, New Orleans, 2 p.m.
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Professional activities
Dr. Sang H. Lee (General Business) had his article "Efficiency Gains from Privatization in the Telecommunications Industry" (coauthored with Richard Cox) published in the Southern Business & Economic Journal, 26(3).
     Two refereed articles by Dr. Yu Hsing (General Business) have been published: "Impacts of Macroeconomic Policies on Output in the Czech Republic: An Application of Romer's IS-MP-IA Model" in the Prague Economic Papers, and "Impacts of Stock Prices, Government Bonds, and Won Depreciation on the Korean Output" in the Journal of Economic Research.
     C. Roy Blackwood (Visual Arts) has been asked to serve on the Finance Committee of The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi for the 2005-2008 triennium.  Incoming president Paul Ferlazzo extended the invitation to Blackwood to serve on this executive committee which reports directly to the board.
     Dr. Mike Budden and Mrs. Lynn Stirling (Business and Technology) co-authored "Strategically enhancing the chances of marketing graduates to compete successfully in the marketplace" in the January 2005 Proceedings of the Teaching and Learning Conference
     Drs. Aristides Baraya (General Business), Michael Budden (College of Business and Technology), and Rusty Juban (Management) presented their paper "Enhancing Business Students' International Capabilities Through Global Education programs" at the College Teaching & Learning Conference, Orlando, Fla., Jan. 3. Their paper was selected as one of the best papers award.
     A book by Peter A. Petrakis (History and Political Science), Eric Voegelin's Dialogue with the Postmoderns: Searching for Foundations, has been published by the University of Missouri Press.
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