February 14, 2005
IN THIS ISSUE ... 
Walking with "heart"
Spring enrollment
SACS Update
Panel on HIV/AIDS tonight
Film fest salutes Black History Month
Lecture today on black baseball
[sic] chosen for regional festival
Kudos for reference guide
Donations for sock/shoe drive
New drivers training class deadline
Nominations for DSA awards
Bill Evans Festival Feb. 21-24
Fanfare 20th anniversary poster
Fields heads Campus Compact
At the Center for Faculty Excellence
PPR training
Government contracting seminar
Coming up on campus
This week in athletics
Professional activities

Walking with "heart"
Approximately 150 "walkers" took on the one-hour, two-mile lap around campus Saturday for the annual American Heart Association walk. Held on campus for the fourth year, the walk featured as guests "Subway twins" Herman and Sherman, who signed autographs and joined in the walk, and entertainment by country singer Chris Gray. Congratulations to those who participated in the American Heart Association's signature fund-raising event. This year more than 1,000,000 walkers are expected to participate in more than 600 events, raising funds to save lives from this country’s No. 1 and No. 3  killers, heart disease and stroke. 

Spring enrollment reflects improving quality of new students
Southeastern’s spring 2005 enrollment profile reflects the university’s trend of attracting and retaining better prepared students, Southeastern officials said Thursday.
      The average American College Test (ACT) composite score for first time, full time freshmen in spring 2005 is 20.4, an almost two point increase over the same time last year (18.7).
      “Since we instituted admission standards in fall 2000 and further increased them last year, we have seen a steady improvement in the scores of incoming freshmen and a significant decrease in students requiring developmental math and English,” said Southeastern President Randy Moffett. 
      Southeastern implemented admission standards a full year ahead of state mandates. Moffett said the university anticipated some reductions in enrollment based on students not meeting Southeastern’s standards and the state’s growing community college system.
      This spring’s enrollment profile shows 14,463 students enrolled compared to last spring’s 14,761 total headcount, a two percent drop.
      “While total enrollment has dropped slightly, we are seeing significant increases in our freshmen to sophomore retention rate and our upper class enrollments, key figures in our efforts to improve our graduation rate,” Moffett said. “The fact that we are also seeing improvement in student retention at all undergraduate levels is especially encouraging and signifies that our efforts to recruit students who are better prepared for college are working.”
      The profile shows that overall retention of the freshman students from the fall to spring semesters is up from 86.8 percent this time last year to 88.3 percent this year. Retention of students participating in the state’s TOPS scholarship program is up from 92.2 percent last year to 97.6 percent this spring, while the retention rate among students living on campus is up from 88.9 percent to 97.4 percent. 
      The total number of students enrolled in developmental English and math courses at Southeastern continues to trend downward by more than 28 percent this year.
      Moffett said the university is poised to implement another round of admission standards next fall, in which students must complete the TOPS core curriculum in high school and need no more than one developmental course.
      “Because we have gradually implemented and increased our admission standards over several years, we feel like the students and parents in our service area are well aware of these standards,” Moffett said. “Our message to high school students and their parents is that preparation for college is the key to admission and overall success.” Moffett said. 
      In addition, Moffett said a new program, “Southeastern Scholars,” allows high school students with high ACT scores (24 or above) to receive a scholarship for up to six hours of enrollment at Southeastern, giving them the opportunity to get an early start on their college education. More than twice as many students are enrolled in the program this semester compared to last fall. Students who participate in this program are taking college level classes at the main campus in Hammond, at Southeastern’s St. Tammany Center in Mandeville and at Fontainebleau High School.
      “It’s an excellent opportunity for high achieving students to get a jumpstart on their college careers and save significant dollars in tuition,” Moffett added.
      Broken down by classification, spring 2005 enrollment includes 3,704 freshmen, 3,069 sophomores, 2,401 juniors, 3,477 seniors, and 1,812 graduate students.  The university’s top feeder parishes include Tangipahoa, St. Tammany, East Baton Rouge, Livingston, Jefferson and Ascension. 
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SACS UPDATE
On-site review committee to visit March 14
The Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges has notified Southeastern of the membership of the on-site review committee which will visit the campus during the week of March 14. The Committee is composed of peer evaluators who will assess the university’s Quality Enhancement Plan as well as review outstanding issues from the Compliance Certification Report. The chair of the committee is Dr. R. Vic Morgan, president of Sul Ross State University in Alpine, Texas. 
     “While Sul Ross is a smaller institution than Southeastern, about 2500 students,” said Dr. John Crain, provost and vice president for academic affairs, “it is a state-supported regional university offering a range of master’s and baccalaureate degrees with a mission similar to ours. And like Southeastern, Sul Ross prides itself on having a friendly student-centered environment and an outstanding academic reputation.” 
     Other members of the review committee include: 
     · Dr. Dianne L. Barron, dean of graduate studies and research, Troy State University
     · Dr. Charles R. Duke, dean, College of Education, Appalachian State University
     · Dr. Paul R. Erickson, director, Educational Research and Assessment, College of Education, Eastern Kentucky University
     · Ms. Ann H. Hamilton, associate dean of the library and associate university librarian, Georgia Southern University
     · Dr. Norleen K. Pomerantz, vice president for student affairs, Radford University
     · Dr. Cathy L. Rozmus, vice president for academic affairs, Georgia Southwestern State University
     “It’s clear from looking at the job titles and institutions of the committee members that we have a diverse but experienced group of reviewers. Our two QEP evaluators will also be part of this group, and the team may be accompanied by a SACS Commission staff member.  We’re looking forward to making them welcome on our campus,”  said Dr. Beatrice Baldwin, assistant vice president for academic affairs and the university’s SACS liaison.
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Black History month panel tonight focuses on HIV/AIDS
Dr. Dwan Mabry-Hill, local obstetrician and gynecologist, will join Southeastern sociology professor Yanyi Djamba in leading a panel discussion about HIV/AIDS among African Americans at 6 p.m., Feb. 14 in the Student Union Theatre.
     The panel is part of the university’s celebration of February as Black History Month.
     Mabry Hill, who is employed with the North Oaks Obstetrician and Gynecology clinic in Hammond, received her undergraduate and medical degrees from Louisiana State University. 
     Djamba, an assistant professor of sociology, previously worked at the Population Research Center, University of Texas at Austin, and Population Studies and Research Center, Brown University.  He received his master’s and doctoral degrees in sociology from LSU and degrees in demography and engineering from the University of Kinshasa in Congo. 
     Djamba has conducted several studies and published more than 15 articles on sexual behavior, HIV/AIDS risks, marriage, migration, and democracy, in national and international scholarly journals. He recently published a book titled Sexual Behavior of Adolescents in Contemporary Sub-Saharan Africa (The Edwin Mellen Press, 2004). 

Film festival celebrates Black History Month
The Department of Foreign Languages & Literatures is celebrating Black History Month with a film festival showcasing "Cultures of Africa." The film series is sponsored by the French Club.
     · Feb. 14: Travel Through Africa By Train, 4-5 p.m., Student Union, room  229. Discover Morocco, Tunisia, Egypt, Kenya, Uganda, and South Africa.
     · Feb.15: Leopards of Zanzibar, 2-3 p.m., Student Union, room 228. In Zanzibar, an amateur soccer team has qualified to compete in a championship match. But in a place still tied to the past, these men, who make their living from the sea, discover that keeping pace with modern changes can help them reach their goals.
     · Feb. 16: Savanna Homecoming, 4-5 p.m., Student Union, room 229. Witness the splendor of East Africa's golden plains in this story of two women and their journeys between bustling cities and rural landscapes.
     · Feb.17: Southern Treasures, 2-3 p.m., Student Union, room 228. Since 1994, South Africans from all walks of life have embarked on a remarkable journey in search of a new future. Witness their efforts and challenges through the eyes of young women seeking new careers.
     Refreshments will be served. For additional information, e-mail Aileen Mootoo (amootoo@selu.edu) or Dr. Evelyne Bornier (ebornier@selu.edu). 
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"Blackball" lecture continues Black History Month series
Southeastern’s Black History Month lecture series continues Monday, Feb. 14, with a look at the storied history of African-American baseball by Southeastern historian and author Randy Sanders. 
     Upcoming lectures in this lively series – an annual faculty contribution to Black History Month in February include “Black in Blue: African-American Police Officers and Racism" by Kenneth Bolton, assistant professor of criminal justice, 2 p.m., Feb. 21; “Does Color Matter? Issues of Racial Conflict in Black American Culture” by Celina Echols, associate professor of education, 6:30 p.m., Feb. 24; and “In Black and White: The Role of Newspapers in Race Relations in the Florida Parishes 1920-1940” by Reginald Span, Southeastern alumnus and Tulane University doctoral candidate, 2 p.m., Feb. 28.
     All Black History Month lectures are free and are scheduled for room 223 in the War Memorial Student Union. The sponsoring departments – History and Political Science, Sociology and Criminal Justice, Human Development, and Educational Leadership and Technology – have dedicated the series to the late Albert J. Doucette Jr., associate dean of the College of Arts and Sciences. Doucette, a long-time African-American member of the Southeastern administration and biological sciences faculty, died in 2004.
     Sanders has titled his 2 p.m. lecture “Blackball: Negro League Baseball.” A native of Atlanta and graduate of the University of New Orleans and Louisiana State University, Sanders has traveled to the Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, N.Y., and other national archives for his in-progress work, “The Georgia Peach and the Sultan of Swat: Ty Cobb, Babe Ruth and the Character of the American People.”
     In 2003, the assistant professor of history received praise from reviewers and noted historians such as the late Stephen Ambrose and Doris Kearns Goodwin for his book, “Mighty Peculiar Elections: The New South Gubernatorial Campaigns of 1970 and the Changing Politics of Race.”
     Also in 2003, Sanders, a regular participant in professional organizations, presented “The Civil Rights Movement in South Carolina” at the prestigious Citadel Conference. His 2002 “Florida Historical Quarterly” article, “Rassling a Governor: Defiance, Desegregation, Claude Kirk and the Politics of Richard Nixon's Southern Strategy,” received the Arthur W. Thompson Award for Best Article of 2002. He also has written “Delivering Demon Rum: Prohibition Rum-Running in the Gulf of Mexico,” which appeared in the “Gulf South Historical Review,” and “The Sad Duty of Politics:  Jimmy Carter and the Issue of Race in His 1970 Gubernatorial Campaign” for the “Georgia Historical Quarterly.” 
     For additional information on the Black History Month lecture series, contact Bill Robison, head of the Department of History and Political Science, 985-549-2109. For a complete schedule of Black History Month activities, visit www.selu.edu/StudentAffairs/MISA/bhm2005.html.
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[sic] chosen for regional theater competition
The curtain is going up again on the Southeastern Theatre’s production of the innovative comedy [sic] as director Josh Foldy and his cast and crew remount the show locally before taking it on the road to a prestigious regional theater competition.
      Southeastern Theatre’s production of the Melissa James Gibson award-winning play is one of eight college productions – and the only one from Louisiana – selected for the Region VI Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival, scheduled Feb. 23-26 at the University of Arkansas in Fayetteville.
At the festival, [sic] will vie for the chance to advance to the national festival at the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C., in April. 
     “We were competing against some of the biggest theater programs around to make it to the regionals,” said David Evenson, head of the Department of Music and Dramatic Arts. “This is a remarkable achievement for Southeastern Theatre.” 
     First staged last October during Fanfare, [sic] will run Feb. 16-19 at Vonnie Borden Theatre. Tickets are $10, adults; $5, Southeastern faculty, staff, alumni and non-Southeastern students. Southeastern students are admitted free with their university I.D. Tickets will be available at the theater box office in D Vickers Hall and at the door.
     [sic] is the first play that Foldy, a Yale University graduate, has directed at Southeastern since coming to the university last fall from the prestigious Guthrie Theatre in Minneapolis. Foldy said Jacob Zeringue of Bogalusa, Daniel Thomas of Ponchatoula and Whitney Allen of Hammond will reprise their lead roles in the production. 
     [sic] portrays three young non-professionals living in the city who struggle to understand art, love, money, and other plagues of modern living. Frank has dreams of becoming an auctioneer. Theo spends his days composing a score for an amusement park ride and fretting over the "mysterious disappearance" of his wife. Babette is willing to beg, borrow, and steal to avoid getting a job and being distracted from writing her magnum opus -- a history of significant outbursts. The play is rated PG.
     Foldy said Steve Schepker, director of Southeastern Theatre, has redesigned the [sic] set for the regional competition.
     “He had to make it lighter and easier to put together,” Foldy explained. The 16-17 Southeastern faculty and students who will take the production to Fayetteville will practice tearing down, loading and setting up the show since their “load in-load out” proficiency will be part of the competition judging.
     In Fayetteville, Southeastern’s play will compete with productions from the University of Tulsa, West Texas A&M University, the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff, Grayson College, Tarrant County College, the University of Texas at Tyler and Sam Houston State University. 
     Also at the festival, Zeringue, Thomas and Allen will compete in the Irene Ryan Acting Scholarship Auditions. With an acting partner, each will be judged on their performance of two scenes and a monologue. The students’ acting partners are Sarena Wedig of Lacombe, Shilo Klein of Hammond and Maya Ferrara of Slaughter.
     The Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival is a national theater program involving 18,000 students from colleges and universities nationwide that has served as a catalyst in improving the quality of college theater in the United States. The festival has grown into a network of more than 600 academic institutions throughout the country, where theater departments and student artists showcase their work and receive outside assessment by Kennedy Center respondents.
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Reference guide by Southeastern librarian earns national recognition
A reference guide on state government information sources conceived and edited by Southeastern librarian Lori L. Smith has been named an Outstanding Academic Title of 2004 by an American Library Association publication.
     Tapping State Government Information Sources, a reference book developed by Smith, head of government documents at Southeastern’s Sims Memorial Library, was one of 10 general reference works recognized by Choice: Current Reviews for Academic Libraries as representing the most significant print and electronic works reviewed. Choice is considered the premier reviewing medium for college, university and research libraries, evaluating over 6,000 titles every year. 
     Smith’s book is a state-by-state review of state government publications, web sites and commercial sources. The book was published by Greenwood Publishing Group and written with four other co-authors selected by Smith: Daniel Barkley of the University of New Mexico, Daniel D. Cornwall of Alaska State Library; Southeastern library director Eric W. Johnson, and J. Louise Malcomb of Indiana University.
     Smith, who joined the Southeastern library in 1991, is chair of the Louisiana Advisory Council for the State Documents Depository Program, which advises the Recorder of Documents Office at the state library. The office gathers publications produced by state agencies and distributes them to libraries around the state. Smith initiated work on the reference book in an attempt to aid the council in determining the best methods of cataloging, distributing and preserving Louisiana publications
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Gamma Beta Phi collecting socks, shoes, for Iraqi children
In response to an appeal from a Southeastern alumnus stationed in Iraq, a Southeastern student organization is organizing a campaign to collect socks and shoes for Iraqi children.
      Gamma Beta Phi is calling their collection drive, scheduled for Feb. 9-23, “Ben’s Kicks for Kids.” “Ben” is Sgt. 1st Class Ben Necaise of St. Francisville, a 2000 Southeastern graduate and a former member of the honor and service society, one of Southeastern’s largest and most active student organizations. A 13-year veteran of the Louisiana National Guard, Necaise taught history at West Feliciana High School before being deployed last October.
      Stationed in Baghdad with Bravo Company of the Army National Guard's 1088th Engineer Battalion, 256th Brigade Combat Team, he has been touched by the plight of Iraqi children. 
      “Ben’s heart is really heavy for the children over there,” said his mother-in-law, Southeastern horticulture instructor Linda Ryan of Ponchatoula. “The children have no shoes, jackets or sweaters, and it gets down into the 30s almost every night.”
      “He sees a lot of kids – and we have a three year old,” said his wife, Ashley. “Ben is as tough as nails, but he’s a big old teddy bear at heart.”
      Ryan said she and her daughter have been buying shoes at local second hand outlets such as Good Will and shipping them to Iraq. Ashley Necaise got the idea of asking her husband’s Southeastern contacts to help expand their personal efforts after several telephone conversations with her husband. 
      “After we talked about three times, it just dawned on me that we’ve got shoes all over the place,” she said. “So, why not do this?
      “We have already sent some toys and other trinkets. Ben said the kids get the biggest smiles when they are given something,” she added.
      An email from Ryan to Jackie Dale Thomas, co-advisor of Gamma Beta Phi and director of Leadership Development/Student Activities, got the campaign going on campus. 
      Not only was Gamma Beta Phi enthusiastic about heading the campaign, but other student groups such as the Dream Team and the ExCEL Leadership Program are getting involved as well, Thomas said.
      She said socks and shoes can be brought to her office, room 110 in the War Memorial Student Union. “The shoes can be any size or style,” Thomas said. “Used shoes are welcome, if they are in good shape. Socks should be new and can be of any size or variety.”
      In addition the main campus drop off donations can also be brought to Southeastern’s Baton Rouge Center on Essen Lane and St. Tammany Center on Koop Drive near Mandeville. 
      The Baton Rouge Center is located at 4849 Essen Lane, directly across from Our Lady of the Lake Regional Medical Center. Donations can be left in the building’s front lobby.
     At the St. Tammany Center, donations will be collected in room 313. The center is located on the third floor of the St. Tammany Administrative Complex on Koop Drive near the intersection of I-12 and Louisiana 59. 
     Donations will be accepted through Feb. 23 at all locations from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., weekdays. Checks, which will be used for postage, can be sent to Southeastern Gamma Beta Phi, SLU 10414, Hammond, LA 70402.
      For additional information, contact Thomas at 985-549-2233.
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Deadline extended for drivers training class 
Due to the Mardi Gras holidays, the Safety Office has extended the deadline to register for the Monday, Feb. 21 drivers training class. The new deadline to register is Wednesday, Feb. 16. Register by emailing jquarles@selu.edu.
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Green "S", Outstanding Man/Woman nominations sought
The Division of Student Affairs honors deserving students at their annual convocation in April. Students are recognized for their outstanding leadership, service to the university and community, and academic achievement. All faculty and staff as well as student organization presidents are encouraged to nominate students for the Green "S" award and the Outstanding Man and Woman awards.
The eligibility requirements for the Green "S" award include:
     · Sophomore status or above.
     · Enrolled in a minimum of 12 hours with a minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.5.
     · In good standing with the university (not on disciplinary or scholastic probation during fall 2004 or spring 2005 semesters).
     · An active member in at least two campus organizations.
The eligibility requirements for the Outstanding Man and Woman awards include:
     · Junior status or above
     · Enrolled in a minimum of 12 hours with a minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.5.
     · In good standing with the university (not on disciplinary or scholastic probation during fall 2004 or spring 2005 semesters).
     · Have made outstanding contributions to the University and/or community
     · Have outstanding personal characteristics, i.e…, integrity, leadership, etc.
     · Must be an active member of at least two campus organizations
     Please note that the Green "S" award and Outstanding Man/Woman awards are based on fall 2004 and spring 2005 activities only. Selection is based on involvement in student organizations, committee appointments, honors, awards and community service.
     Nomination forms can be accessed at www.selu.edu/StudentAffairs/SOGL/forms.html and are due to the Office of Student Organizations/Greek Life by Monday, March 7. Should you have any questions, please contact Kay Harrison, director Student Organizations/Greek Life at kharrison@selu.edu.
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Ted RosenthalBill Evans Festival honors Southeastern alumnus
Southeastern will honor one of its most renowned alumni, the late Grammy Award winning jazz pianist Bill Evans, at the fourth annual Bill Evans Jazz Festival, Feb. 21-24.
     The four-day tribute to the 1950 Southeastern graduate will showcase the Ted Rosenthal Trio, faculty and student jazz ensembles, and a lecture by Evans expert Win Hinkle, said David Evenson, head of the Department of Music and Dramatic Arts.
     All festival events are free and will take place in Southeastern’s Pottle Music Building Auditorium.
     “This festival represents a microcosm of Bill Evans' achievements,” said festival organizer Richard Schwartz, director of jazz studies at Southeastern. “It highlights two of Evans' most notable qualities -- his drive to explore new musical frontiers and his gentle manner of sharing jazz with others.”
     Evans, who graduated from Southeastern with honors in 1950, recorded more than 70 albums, won seven Grammy Awards and earned an international following. Throughout his life, he fondly remembered his college years, calling his time at Southeastern the happiest period of his life. He returned to campus for a concert 30 years after his graduation, shortly before his death in 1980. Southeastern named Evans its first “Alumnus of the Year” in 1969. 
     As this year’s headliner, jazz pianist Ted Rosenthal will be joined by drummer Eliot Zigmund, who recorded with Evans, and bass player Sean Smith for a 7:30 p.m. concert on Feb. 24 at the Pottle Music Building Auditorium.
     “I am honored to be playing at the Bill Evans Jazz Festival,” Rosenthal said. “I think it's a great thing that the festival exists, and I'm very happy to be saluting Bill's legacy and influence on jazz piano.” 
     Rosenthal, who has included many of Evans’ compositions on his own recordings, said he first encountered the jazz legend at the age of 12 at Yale University.
     “I heard Bill give a master class for John Mehegan’s jazz class in 1979,” he said. “It was great to hear him play and talk about music.” Rosenthal said he also remembers being given a transcription of Evans’ “Turn Out the Stars” by his piano teachers. 
     “It was really beyond me,” Rosenthal said, “but I learned it by studying the recording.” 
     Festival events, which are all free and are scheduled for the Pottle Music Building Auditorium, include:
     Feb. 21, 7:30 p.m., Southeastern One O’Clock Big Band. Glen Hemberger, Southeastern’s director of bands, will conduct Phil Woods’ “Goodbye Mr. Evans” with Schwartz as saxophone soloist. The band’s performance of Leonard Bernstein's "Prelude, Fugue and Riffs” will showcase Southeastern faculty member Andrew Seigel, clarinet.
     Feb. 22, 2 p.m., guest lecture. Win Hinkle, publisher of “Letter From Evans,” will present a lecture, “Do Transcriptions Really Tell The Bill Evans Story?” Hinkle said he plans “to compare commercially available notated transcriptions with the actual recordings and attempt to determine what can and cannot be captured by traditional music notation.” He will use selections such as "My Foolish Heart," "On a Clear Day" and "Autumn Leaves." 
     Feb. 22, 7:30 p.m., Southeastern Jazz Combos. Southeastern faculty and students performers will include Schwartz, alto saxophone; Nick Volz, trumpet; Henry Jones, piano; Dave Carbonara, bass; and Kevin Estoque, drums.
     Feb. 23, 7:30 p.m., Faculty and Guests Jazz Quintet. Schwartz will be joined in concert by fellow Southeastern faculty member Hank Mackie, guitar, and University of Southern Mississippi guests John Palensky, bass, and John Wooton, drums.
     Feb. 24, 2 p.m., High School Big Band Workshop with Ted Rosenthal. Rosenthal will critique performances by invited jazz big bands from Mandeville High School and Northshore High School and will talk about his philosophy of jazz. 
     Feb. 24, 4 p.m., Jazz Master Classes with Southeastern faculty. Southeastern music faculty will offer instruction on instrumental technique to the young musicians from Mandeville and Northshore high schools. Students from other high schools interested in participating should contact Schwartz at 985-549-5938 or Richard.Schwartz@selu.edu.
     For additional information on the Bill Evans Jazz Festival, contact Schwartz or the Department of Music and Dramatic Arts, 985-549-2184.
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Fanfare seeking designs for 20th anniversary poster
In honor of its 20th anniversary, Fanfare, Southeastern’s October festival of the arts and humanities, is commissioning a commemorative poster.
     “Twenty years of Fanfare is an accomplishment of which we are proud,” said Donna Gay Anderson, director of the festival and the university’s Columbia Theatre for the Performing Arts.  “We want to put a stamp on that with a beautiful commemorative poster, and we are extending an invitation to all Louisiana artists to submit a design for consideration.”
      Tonya Lowentritt, marketing director for Fanfare/Columbia, said the winning artist will receive a $1,000 honorarium. The deadline for entries is Friday, April 15. 
      Poster design and submission guidelines are available on the Columbia Theatre web site, www.selu.edu/columbia.
      Founded in 1986, Fanfare has offered the finest in music, dance, theater, lecture, films, exhibits and children's events for 19 previous seasons. In 2004, the festival became the "opening act" for the Columbia, Southeastern's historic, renovated performing arts theater in downtown Hammond.
     For additional information, contact the Columbia Theatre office, 985-549-4366.
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Valerie FieldsFields to head Louisiana Campus Compact
     Valerie Fields has been named executive director of Louisiana Campus Compact.
     Fields will be based at Southeastern, which serves as the host site for this coalition of 26 Louisiana university and colleges formed to advance the civic mission of higher education. 
     Fields is charged with providing leadership and assistance to member institutions in their efforts to prepare students for lives of civic engagement and service to society, said Moffett.  “We are very pleased to have someone with the administrative, academic and student life experiences that Dr. Fields brings to this position,” Moffett said. “She has a solid understanding of the value of integrating service learning into the college curriculum and has a long record community service herself.”
     “This is an exciting opportunity,” Fields said. “The enthusiasm and support that the charter institutions have shown in developing this organization demonstrate the tremendous interest that Louisiana higher education has in further organizing community service activities for their students.”
     Louisiana Campus Compact is one of 30 state coalitions affiliated with the national Campus Compact organization. Formed in 1985, the coalition promotes community service, encourages collaborative partnerships between campuses and communities, and assists faculty in integrating public and community service into research and teaching.
     Fields served as director of student development at the University of Louisiana at Monroe from 1996 to 2003. She was then appointed assistant dean for student life and leadership and instructor of mathematics. She has also worked as a reading instructor at Louisiana Tech University, a mathematics consultant in the East Carroll Parish School System, and in various positions at northeast Louisiana area schools.
     She holds a doctorate in curriculum and instruction from Louisiana Tech, a master’s degree in administration and supervision from the University of Louisiana at Monroe, and a bachelor’s degree in early childhood education from Southern University in Baton Rouge.  She is the recipient of numerous awards from the University of Louisiana at Monroe, including two Student Government Association Outstanding Faculty awards, the SGA Award of Excellence for Dedicated Service, and the Alumni Association’s award for Outstanding Service to ULM and the community.
     As an advocate of community service, Fields has worked with the American Heart Association and Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, served on the Big Brother Big Sister Advisory Board, the Minority Business Council Board of Directors and the Volunteers of America Advisory Board, and chaired the Hugh O’Brian Youth Leadership Seminar.
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Coming up at the Center for Faculty Excellence
     · Wednesday, Feb. 16, noon, Tinsley Hall, room 103, Service Learning Brown Bag: Diversity in Service-Learning Applications. Come hear how your colleagues restructured their classes to include service learning. Bring your lunch and a friend.  Drinks and dessert will be provided.
     · Thursday, Feb. 17, 12:30 p.m., Twelve Oaks, Lyceum Lights. A series of faculty luncheon lectures designed to illuminate the common interests of faculty from diverse disciplines. The spring series begins with African American History Month, featuring Dr. Lorinda Sealey, assistant professor in the School of Nursing. Her  topic will be "Cultural Competency in Health Care." Lunch will consist of shrimp creole with steamed rice, tossed salad, dinner roll and bread pudding. Today (Feb. 14) is the last day to reserve your seat. 
     · Monday, Feb. 21, noon, Tinsley Hall, room 103, Brown Bag on "Teaching as Scholarly Work: Is Teaching Scholarly Work?". The ITPE participants will share information related to our campus culture on teaching. They will also discuss the scholarship/teaching relationship in their particular fields.
     · Thursday, Feb. 25, 12:30 p.m., Tinsley Hall, room 103, Science & Religion BBQ Lunch & Discussion. The speaker will be Rev. Dr. Stephen Sanders and the topic will be "Can Modern People Believe in the Resurrection?" All are welcome, food will be provided by Wilbert's Barbeque. 
     Reservations can be made by calling ext. 5791 or email center@selu.edu.
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PPR training for supervisors
A 90-minute training program for supervisors who are required to conduct Performance Planning and Reviews (PPRs) on classified employees will be held at 9:30 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 17 in the Human Resources Office Conference Room. 
     The session is presented by the training section of the Human Resources Office. Pre-registration and supervisory approval are required for this program. To register, please email Jan Ortego at Jan.Ortego@selu.edu or for questions please call extension 5771.
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SBDC sponsoring government contracting seminar
The Small Business Development Center will sponsor "Government Contracting -- Doing Business with the Federal Government as a Small Business" from 9-11 a.m., Thursday, Feb. 17, at the Southeast Louisiana Business Center, 1514 Martens Drive. The free seminar will include topics such as how the government buys goods and services, registrations and certifications required, new online registrations, and subcontracting opportunities. For more information or to register, contact Sandy Summers at 985.549.3831 or sbdc@selu.edu.
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Coming up...
Through Feb. 20
      Contemporary Art Center: “Faculty Exhibition 2005,” East Stadium. Gallery hours: 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m., weekdays; 8 a.m.-8 pm., Wednesdays. 985-549-2193.
Through Feb. 27
      Sims Memorial Library: Ann Boudreau, sculpture, main lobby; Ceramics of Sin Ying, upstairs. 985-549-2193. Library hours: 7:30 a.m.-11 p.m., Monday-Thursday; 7:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m., Friday; 9  a.m.-4 p.m., Saturday; and 2-11 p.m., Sunday.
Feb. 14 
      Black History Month: Randy Sanders, “Blackball: Negro League Baseball,” 2 p.m., Student Union 223. 985-549-3850
      Black History Month: “The Importance of Loving Self & Others:  Living with HIV/AIDS,” 6 p.m., Student Union Theater. 985-549-3850. 
Feb. 14 – 17 
      Black History Month: “What You Don’t Know Might Kill You,” HIV/AIDS Display & Information, 11 a.m. – 1 p.m., Student Union Mall. 985-549-3850. 
Feb. 15
      Black History Month: “Reparations, The Untold Story,” 3 p.m., Student Union 229. 985-549-3850.
Feb. 16
      Encore 2005: Faculty recital -- Nicole McPherson, flute, 7:30 p.m., Pottle Auditorium.  Free.  Information: 985-549-2184.
      Black History Month: “How Crowded is my Bed,” STD Awareness, 6:30 p.m., Student Union 223. 985-549-3850.
       Black History Month: “Ray,” 8 p.m., Student Union parking lot. 985-549-3850.
Feb. 16 – 19 
     Encore 2005: Southeastern Theatre, “[sic],” 7:30 p.m., Vonnie Borden Theatre. Tickets: $10, adults; $5, senior citizens, Southeastern faculty, staff, non-SLU students; SLU students free with ID. 985- 549-2184. (Rated PG)
Moscow CircusFeb. 17
     Moscow Circus, “A Russian Winter’s Tale,” 7 p.m., Columbia Theatre for the Performing Arts, 220 E. Thomas St., Hammond. Tickets: $33, Orchestra 1 and Loge; $27, Orchestra 2 and Balcony 1; $20, Orchestra 3; $19 Balcony 2. Box office (985-543-4371) hours, noon-5 p.m., weekdays.
     “Government Contracting, Doing Business with the Government as a Small Business,” 9 a.m., Southeast Louisiana Business Center, 1514 Martens Dr., Hammond. 985-549-3850.
Feb. 18 
     Encore 2005: Southeastern Gospel Music Ensemble, 7:30 p.m., Pottle Auditorium.  Free. 985-549-2184.
Feb. 21 
     Bill Evans Jazz Festival: Southeastern One O’Clock Big Band, Richard Schwartz, director; Andrew Seigel, clarinet, 7:30 p.m., Pottle Auditorium.  Information: (985) 549-2184.
     Black History Month: Kenneth Bolton, “Black in Blue: African American Police Officers & Racism, 2 p.m., Student Union 223. 985-549-3850.
Feb. 22 
     Bill Evans Jazz Festival: Guest lecture, Win Hinkle, “Do Transcriptions Really Tell The Bill Evans Story?,” 2 p.m., Pottle Auditorium.  Free.  985-549-2184.
     Bill Evans Jazz Festival: Southeastern Jazz Combos, 7:30 p.m., Pottle Auditorium.  Free.  Information: (985) 549-2184. 
      Black History Month: “Booker T. Washington & W.E.B Dubois:  The Problem of Negro Leadership,” 6 p.m., Student Union Theatre. 985-549-3850.
Feb. 23
      Bill Evans Jazz Festival: Faculty and Guests Jazz Quintet, 7:30 p.m., Pottle Auditorium.  Free.  985-549-2184. 
Rickey Smiley Black History Month: Comedy Hour featuring Rickey Smiley, 8 p.m., Cefalu Coliseum. Tickets: $5, Southeastern students; $10, general public (Student Union room 110, 10 a.m.-2 p.m.) 985-549-3805.
Feb. 24
      Project Safe Campus: “Conflict Resolution -- A Matter of Respect, 7 p.m., Student Union Theatre. Free.
      Bill Evans Jazz Festival: High School Big Band Workshop with Ted Rosenthal, 2 p.m., Pottle Auditorium.  Free.  985-549-2184.
     Bill Evans Jazz Festival: Jazz Master Classes with Southeastern faculty, 4 p.m., Pottle Building.  Free.  98-549-2184.
     Bill Evans Jazz Festival: The Ted Rosenthal Trio, 7:30 p.m., Pottle Auditorium.  Free.  985-549-2184
      Black History Month: Dr. Celina Echols, “Does Color Matter?  Issues of Racial Conflict in the Black American Culture,” 6:30 p.m., Student Union 223. 985-549-3850.
Feb. 26
      Black History Month: NAACP Freedom Fund Banquet, 6 p.m., Twelve Oaks, 6 p.m. 985-549-3850.
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This week in athletics
The Southeastern men’s and women’s basketball teams hit the home stretch of their respective Southland Conference schedules, while the track and field team will compete in the SLC Indoor Championships during an active week in Southeastern Athletics.
      The men’s basketball team (17-7, 9-2 SLC) will look to bounce back from Saturday’s home loss to McNeese State. Even after the defeat, the Lions still sit atop the SLC standings. Southeastern will attempt to start a new home court winning streak versus defending league tournament champion Texas-San Antonio on Thursday at 7:45 p.m. in the University Center. On Saturday, the Lions will be back on the road, heading to Stephen F. Austin for a 4 p.m. game.
      The women’s basketball team (9-13, 3-8 SLC) will need to get back on the winning track after Saturday’s loss to McNeese State. Southeastern hosts UTSA on Thursday at 5:30 p.m., before playing at SFA on Saturday at 6:15 p.m. All of the week’s men’s and women’s basketball action can be heard in the Hammond area on KSLU 90.9 FM.
      The Southeastern men’s and women’s track and field teams will conclude its 2004-05 indoor season this week. The Lions and Lady Lions will be competing in the Southland Conference Indoor Championships on Friday and Saturday in Houston, Texas.
      The baseball team (1-2) will be on the road for the first time this season, as they head to Jacksonville State for a three-game weekend set. The two teams will meet on Friday at 3 p.m., Saturday at 2 p.m. and Sunday at 1 p.m. The games on Friday and Sunday can be heard on KSLU 90.9 FM.
      The softball team (3-2) will also be on the road for the first time in 2005, competing in the Florida State Sunshine Tourney in Tallahassee, Fla. The Lady Lions will open the tournament with an 11 a.m. game versus South Carolina, before playing Syracuse later in the day at 5:30 p.m. On Saturday, Southeastern will face host FSU at 1:30 p.m. The game times for the rest of the tournament will depend on the Lady Lions’ placement in the championship bracket.
      The men’s and women’s tennis teams will both be back in action this week. The Lions (2-3), who are coming off a 4-3 win on Saturday versus Jacksonville State, will host Nicholls State in the SLC opener on Thursday at 2 p.m. The Lady Lions (0-2) will be at UNO on Wednesday at 2 p.m. and at Houston on Saturday at 10:30 a.m. Samford comes to town on Sunday for a 2 p.m. match with the Lady Lions.
Wednesday, Feb. 16
      Women’s Tennis, at UNO, New Orleans, 2 p.m.
Thursday, Feb. 17
      Men’s Basketball, vs. Texas-San Antonio, University Center, 7:45 p.m. (KSLU 90.9 FM)*
      Women’s Basketball, vs. Texas-San Antonio, University Center, 5:30 p.m. (KSLU 90.9 FM)*
      Men’s Tennis, vs. Nicholls State, Southeastern Tennis Complex, 2 p.m.*
Friday, Feb. 18
      Baseball, at Jacksonville State, Jacksonville, Ala., 3 p.m. (KSLU 90.9 FM)
      Softball, vs. South Carolina (FSU Sunshine Tourney), Tallahassee, Fla., 11 a.m.
      Softball, vs. Syracuse (FSU Sunshine Tourney), Tallahassee, Fla., 5 p.m.
      Track and Field, at SLC Indoor Championships, Houston, Texas, All Day*
Saturday, Feb. 19
      Men’s Basketball, at Stephen F. Austin, Nacogdoches, Texas, 4 p.m. (KSLU 90.9 FM)*
      Women’s Basketball, at Stephen F. Austin, Nacogdoches, Texas, 6:15 p.m. (KSLU 90.9 FM)*
      Baseball, at Jacksonville State, Jacksonville, Ala., 2 p.m. 
      Softball, at Florida State (FSU Sunshine Tourney), Tallahassee, Fla., 1:30 p.m.
      Track and Field, at SLC Championships, Houston, Texas, All Day*
      Women’s Tennis, at Houston, Houston, Texas, 10:30 a.m.
Sunday, Feb. 20
      Baseball, at Jacksonville State, Jacksonville, Ala., 1 p.m. (KSLU 90.9 FM)
      Softball, at FSU Sunshine Tourney, Tallahassee, Fla., TBD
      Women’s Tennis, vs. Samford, Southeastern Tennis Complex, 2 p.m.
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Professional activities
Dr. Brian Canfield (Human Development) co-presented with Dr. Bradford Keeney a content session entitled “Future Trends in Family Therapy” at the recent World Conference of the International Association for Marriage and Family Therapy in New Orleans.
     Dr. Aristides R. Baraya (General Business), Dr. Michael Budden (College of Business and Technology), and Dr. Rusty Juban (Management) received the good news that their coauthored article entitled "Enhancing Business Students' International Capabilities through Global Education Programs" has been accepted for publication by the Journal of Business & Economics Research.
     Dr. Yu Hsing (General Business) authored "Application of the IS-MP-IA model to the German
economy and policy implications," which appears in the current issue of Economic Bulletin. Dr. Hsing also has been selected as one of only two academic members in the state to serve on the Occupational Forecasting Conference. In this capacity, he will participate in the preparation of occupational needs forecasts for the Governor's Office of the Workforce Commission.
     Drs. Sang H. Lee and Shakil Quayes (General Business) received the good news that their coauthored article "A Duration Analysis of Privatization in the Telecom Sector" has been accepted for publication by the International Review of Economics and Business in Italy.
     Dr. Linda Kelly Woodruff (Social Work) will present a paper, "God, Guns and Gays: A Jungian Perspective of the United States as Global Power," at the 14th annual symposium of the International Consortium for International Social Development in Recife, Brazil, in July 2005. Dr.Woodruff is collaborating on this project with Dr. Dona J. Reese of the University of Arkansas, Fayetteville.
     Samuel Hyde's (History/Center for Southeast La. Studies) article "Seventy Four Days a Nation:  Louisiana's Florida Parishes" has been published in the Winter edition of Cultural Vistas. The article highlights the emergence and decline of the original Lone Star Republic in 1810. 
     Dr. Kenneth Boulton (Music and Dramatic Arts) was the featured artist at the 2005 Piano Fest at Armstrong Atlantic State University in Savannah, Ga., Feb. 4-5. He presented a solo piano recital, as well as conducted a clinic and masterclass for the participating students and teachers.
     Drs. Josie Walker (MBA, General Business), Dawn Wallace (General Business), and Rusty Juban (Management) had their article entitled "Success in the Online Classroom: Communicating to Increase Intrinsic Motivation" published in the February 2005 issue of the Business Education Forum.
     Dr. Charles Lyle and Dr. Rayma Harchar (Educational Leadership and Technology) presented The Relationship between Performance Levels of Public Schools in Louisiana, Mississippi, and Texas, and Selected Variables, SERA, New Orleans, La., on Feb. 9.
     Gary Keown (Visual Arts) organized and will chair a session titled "Graphic Design: Current Trends, Curriculum, Assignments, and Sustenance" at the 2005 College Art Association conference in Atlanta, Feb. 16-20. Five graphic design educators from around the country will participate on his panel. Keown will also participate at the CAA Career Development Workshop to mentor graduate students and professionals. Finally, he will be taking part in a performance piece at 7 p.m. on Feb. 17 at the Museum of Contemporary Art of Georgia.
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