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.
Lions head football coach Dennis Roland is surrounded by media after the
Tuesday morning press conference announcing his appointment.
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
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,”
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.
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
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.
Roberts, left, and Sheila Tregre
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
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.
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
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
"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.
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.
“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
“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
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.
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.
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
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.
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
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
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
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,
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
Spring 2005 parking
The following changes to on-campus parking will take effect January
· 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
· 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
· 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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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
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.
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.
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 email@example.com.
SBDC sponsors credit
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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
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,”
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 email@example.com
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
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
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.
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.
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
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
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.
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
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
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
and Technology) co-authored "Strategically enhancing the chances of marketing
graduates to compete successfully in the marketplace" in the January 2005
of the Teaching and Learning Conference.
Drs. Aristides Baraya (General Business),
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
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