|Countdown to SACS: Visiting Committee
Preparations are in full swing for the visit by the SACS (Southern
Association of Colleges and Schools) Visiting Committee for the University's
reaffirmation of accreditation. The Visiting Committee will be chaired
by Dr. Vic Morgan of Sul Ross State University in Texas and will include
eight other evaluators and a member of the SACS Commission. Two members
of the committee will be focusing their evaluation efforts exclusively
on the Quality Enhancement Plan.
According to Dr. Beatrice Baldwin, assistant
vice president for academic affairs and the university's SACS liaison,
"Most of the committee members will arrive on Sunday evening so that they
can get an early start on Monday morning. I will meet first thing
with Dr. Morgan to double check the workroom arrangements on campus and
then we will meet with President Moffett and Dr. Crain briefly to say hello.
We do not have 100 percent of the interview schedule finalized, but Dr.
Morgan will have that completed soon, most likely by March 10."
All of the interviews will take place in the
Student Union’s Tangipahoa and Jefferson Rooms. The committee's workroom
will be the Southeastern Room. At present, the schedule is:
Monday, March 14
11 a.m.: Orientation meeting of the
committee, Holiday Inn Pontchartrain Room
1:30 p.m.: Committee comes to Southeastern,
Southeastern Room (SU 223)
2 p.m.: On-site committee meets with
Leadership Team, Tangipahoa Room (SU 222)
2:30 p.m.: Interview with members of
the Compliance Certification Team as needed, Southeastern Room (SU 223),
Tangipahoa Room (SU 222), Jefferson Room (SU 224)
3:30 p.m.: Meeting with QEP Team, Tangipahoa
Room (SU 222), Jefferson Room (SU 224)
5:30 p.m.: Committee Executive Session,
Holiday Inn Pontchartrain Room
Tuesday, March 15
8:30 a.m.: Meeting with Center for
Student Excellence Advisory Council members , Tangipahoa Room (SU 222)
9:30 a.m.: Meeting with faculty involved
in the QEP, Tangipahoa Room (SU 222)
9:30 a.m.: Meeting with students involved
in the QEP, Jefferson Room (SU 224)
11:30 a.m.: Meeting with Retention
and Progression Planning Team members, Tangipahoa Room (SU 222)
11:30 a.m.: Meeting with staff involved
in QEP, Jefferson Room (SU 224)
12:30 p.m.: Working lunch and committee
executive session, Southeastern Room (SU 223)
1:30 p.m.: Additional interviews if
needed on QEP issues, Tangipahoa Room (SU 222), Jefferson Room (SU 224)
2:30 p.m.: Drs. Morgan and Jackson
meet with President Moffett to review commission business, President
Office, Dyson Hall
3:30 p.m.: Committee executive session,
Holiday Inn Pontchartrain Room
Wednesday, March 16
8 a.m.: Committee executive session,
Holiday Inn Pontchartrain Room
9:30 a.m.: Exit interview with Leadership
Team, Dyson Hall Conference Room
Numerous Southeastern faculty, staff, and
students will be interviewed by the Visiting Committee; they have already
been contacted as to time and place of the interview. Later this week,
a final visitation schedule will be posted on the university web site and
distributed to persons included in the interviews.
KSLU announces 2005
annual fund drive
Southeastern’s public radio station, 90.9 KSLU, will host their fourth
annual Spring Fund Drive March 9-11.
Licensed to Southeastern, KSLU is the North
Shore’s only public radio station and one of only eight public radio stations
statewide. KSLU provides the most diverse music available on the Northshore
today, from adult rock & roll and blues to soothing dinner jazz.
KSLU features programming such as: World
Café with David Dye, weekdays 9-11am; Dinner Jazz with Zia
the Cat, Sunday, 6-7pm; The KSLU Blues Cruise, weekdays, 6-7pm; Point of
View with Rosa Dunn, Thursdays and Fridays, 11-11:30 am; Public Radio Sunday
featuring Splendid Table, Sound Money, American Routes, Beale St. Caravan
KSLU also serves as the voice of Southeastern
basketball and baseball and is the flagship station of the Lion Sports
Radio Network. Lion and Lady Lion games can be heard LIVE on 90.9
FM or over the web at www.selu.edu/kslu.
Just as Southeastern is striving to become
the university of the future, KSLU is heading toward the same direction.
KSLU continues to upgrade its studio equipment to be digital ready, enhance
its programming, and train Southeastern’s communication majors on
the latest in equipment, production facilities and programming techniques.
Proceeds from the Fund Drive help KSLU to
continue to bring quality programming to our listening audience.
It also helps to fund our continuous efforts to train students on the latest
in broadcast communications equipment.
Pledge options available include several levels
of giving including Day Patrons ($35), Green ($50), $100 (Gold) and others.
Pledges may be paid by cash, check or credit card (Mastercard and Visa).
In addition, KSLU funds the “KSLU Scholarship”
which is awarded each Fall and Spring semester to a KSLU current or previous
student employee. The Annual Fund Drive helps fund the scholarship
program with the “Add a dollar for a scholar” program as a donation option.
Join KSLU for the “on-air” pledge drive March
9th, 10th and 11th.
For more information, or to make a pledge
or request a pledge form, please contact Liz Black at 985-549-2330 or email@example.com.
|Supreme Court meets on
Southeastern hosted the March 3 session of the Louisiana Supreme Court,
above left, which met on campus as part of an ongoing effort to educate
and inform students and the general public about the Court. Sitting for
morning and afternoon sessions in Vonnie Borden Theatre, the court heard
oral arguments on four pending cases. Above right, Chief Justice Pascal
F. Calogero Jr. and Justice John L. Weimer speak to high school students
in D Vickers Hall lobby between sessions.
on sale for Chefs Evening 2005
Travel to the Far East Sunday, April 3, as the Southeastern Development
Foundation presents its annual Chefs Evening with treats and libations
from area restaurants, bars and grills and wholesalers. One of the university’s
most popular events, the annual food festival fund-raiser will take place
from 5:30-7:30 p.m. at the University Center.
Organizer Sarah Schillage and the decorating
crew plan to turn the UC arena into an oriental wonderland, with hanging
lanterns, paper parasols, model pagodas and more.
Tickets for Chefs Evening, which supports
Southeastern academic programs, are $40. Patrons can also enjoy a silent
auction and choose from a variety of ticket packages which can include
the popular Patron Party and a “Champagne Toast,” locations to be determined.
Chefs Evening ticket packages and their rewards
-- The President’s Medal: $500, eight tickets
each for the president’s champagne toast,
Chefs Evening, the Patron Party and a reserved table for eight.
-- Summa Cum Laude: $450, eight tickets for
Chefs Evening and a reserved table for eight.
-- Magna Cum Laude: $150, two tickets each
for the president’s champagne toast, Chefs Evening and the Patron Party.
-- Cum Laude: $75: one ticket each for the
president’s champagne toast, Chefs Evening and the Patrons Party.
All of the funds raised from Chefs Evening
go to support academic areas. To obtain tickets, contact the Development
Foundation at 985-549-2239.
miniature' opera, Dido and Aeneas, at Pottle March 16-19
Above, artist in residence Larry Gray rehearses the cast of Dido
and Aeneas, which will be staged at the Pottle Music Building Auditorium
by the Opera-Music Theatre Workshop. Henry Purcell’s classic Baroque opera
will star Amanda Tarver of Prairieville as Dido and Mathew Packard of Chalmette
and Simon Pfeil of Hammond as Aeneas. Purcell's only opera, it is described
as a "magnificent miniature" with a running time of less than an hour.
The libretto, based loosely on Virgil’s epic poem, “Aeneid,” tells the
story of Dido, the widowed Queen of Carthage, and Aeneas, a prince of Troy
until that city’s defeat by the Greeks. Curtain time is 7:30 p.m. Available
at the door, general admission tickets are $10, adults, and $7, senior
citizens, Southeastern faculty, staff and alumni, and non-Southeastern
students. Southeastern students will be admitted free with their university
Randy Moffett, far right, and Vice President for Student and Public Affairs
Brad O’Hara, far left, congratulate the top contestants in the annual Miss
Southeastern pageant. From left, are Jennifer Love of Livingston, third
runner up; Gabrielle Borens of Baton Rouge, second runner up; Miss Southeastern
2005 Heather Williams; and Natalie Crump of Baton Rouge, first runner up.
Williams wins 2005 Miss Southeastern crown
Mass communication major Heather Williams of Slidell has been chosen
Miss Southeastern 2005.
Williams received her crown from Miss Southeastern
2004 Kim Dottolo of Hammond at the annual pageant March 2 at Southeastern's
Columbia Theatre for the Performing Arts.
Williams, a sophomore, won the eveningwear
and talent segments of the pageant and tied for first place in the swimsuit
segment with sophomore early childhood education major Rachel Nicholson
of Destrehan. For the talent segment, Williams sang “At Last.”
The first runner-up award went to Natalie
Crump of Baton Rouge, a business administration graduate student who also
won the personal interview segment and Miss Congeniality honor. Second
runner up was Gabrielle Borens, a sophomore nursing major from Baton Rouge.
Jennifer Love, a sophomore nursing major from Livingston, was chosen for
the third runner-up award.
Love also received a new award, the “People’s
Choice,” which was determined by the amount of donations contestants collected
for Louisiana Special Olympics, Dottolo’s platform as Miss Southeastern
The Miss Southeastern pageant is affiliated
with the Miss America Pageant system. Williams will advance to the Miss
Louisiana pageant, which will be held in Monroe in June.
History Month's second week spotlights health
The second week of Southeastern's celebration of March as Women's History
Month will spotlight women’s health with a health fair and presentations
on heart disease, food and fitness.
On Wednesday, March 9, Maryellen Jenkins,
community health educator for North Oaks Health System, will speak on “Heart:
Gender Matters” at noon on the third floor of Sims Memorial Library. Also
on Wednesday, North Oaks will sponsor a health fair beginning at 1 p.m.
in the War Memorial Student Union ballroom.
Hospital personnel such as dietitians
and exercise specialists will be on hand to provide blood pressure checks
as well as information on controllable heart disease risk factors such
as smoking, diet, cholesterol, physical activity and diabetes.
On Thursday, March 10, Julie Boutwell
and Jeff Day of Spoga Studio in Hammond will offer “Amazing You,” a motivational
seminar focusing on exercise, fitness and food. The free seminar is scheduled
for 12:30 p.m., also at the library.
Women’s History Month’s will continue
during the second week with three lunchtime lectures at the library. At
noon on Monday, March 7, June Dunn, a doctoral candidate in English at
the City University of New York and visiting assistant professor at Southern
Connecticut State University, spoke on “Matriarchal Societies: From Pre-history
to 21st Century Louisiana.”
On Tuesday, March 8, Bill Robison, head
of the Southeastern Department of History and Political Science, will speak
on “Mary Magdalen, the Da Vinci Code, and History.” He will be followed
on Friday, March 11, by associate professor of history Judith Fai-Podlipnik,
who has chosen as her topic “Stalin’s Sweethearts Take Up Arms: Soviet
Women During World War II.”
Both lectures are scheduled for
12:30 p.m. in Sims Memorial Library.
For additional information about
Women's History Month, call 985-549-2100 or visit www.selu.edu/whm05.
Contemporary Art Gallery
featuring two artists, film
The Contemporary Art Gallery in East Stadium is featuring exhibits
by two painters and an Academy Award-winning short film through April 1.
“The Contemporary Still Life” will feature
a series of beautiful, haunting paintings of toys by Memphis painter Beth
Edwards, while "A Life of Paint and Words" will showcase works by the late
Stan Rice, a New Orleans painter and poet who was married to acclaimed
novelist Ann Rice.
Gallery director Dale Newkirk called Rice’s paintings “raw visual expressions
of his worldview.” The exhibit will also include selections of Rice’s poetry.
The video gallery, also located in East Stadium,
will show "Ryan," the 2005 academy award winning film for best-animated
short. Directed By Chris Landreth and based on the life of Canadian animator
Ryan Larkin, it is the tale of an artist's imagination and frustrations.
Gallery hours are 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m., weekdays, with extended hours until
8 p.m. on Wednesdays.
Also on display through April 1 is the annual
Youth Arts Month exhibit by Southeastern Laboratory School students under
the direction of art teacher Denise Tullier-Holly. The students' artwork
can be seen in the Sims Memorial Library lobby.
A special reception featuring Lab School music
students directed by Gina Anthon is scheduled for 5-6:30 p.m. on Tuesday,
Contemporary Art Gallery hours are 8 a.m.-4:30
p.m., weekdays with extended hours until 8 p.m. on Wednesdays. For additional
information, contact Dale Newkirk, gallery director, at 5080 or 2193.
cats promote reading to area kids
Far left, Roomie, Southeastern’s mascot, listens intently with area
children as another famous cat -- Dr. Seuss's "Cat in the Hat" --
reads One Fish Two Fish Red Fish Blue Fish at the Hammond branch
of the Tangipahoa Parish Public Library. The university’s Office of Admissions
and Financial Aid hosted the special party, “Where It’s Hat,” in celebration
of the National Education Association’s Read Across America week. Children
and parents enjoyed party hats, Cat in the Hat hats donated by Saturn of
Slidell, and refreshments while also picking up guides and children’s activities
books highlighting the importance of literacy. Left, Also as part of Read
Across America Week, members of the Lions football team, including quarterback
Martin Hankins and nose guard Steven Smith visited Southeastern Head Start.
families sought for visiting French high school students
Host families are needed for 26 high school students from Jouars-Pontchartrain
– Hammond’s partner city in France – who will visit Hammond April 22-May
Margaret Marshall (Foreign Languages and Literature)
is asking members of the Southeastern community who are willing to host
one of the young French visitors to please contact her as soon as possible.
The visiting students range from 16 to 19
years of age. Dr. Marshall is seeking host families with teenagers. Host
family’s duties would include transportation to and from the New Orleans
airport, housing, some meals (usually breakfast and dinner) and transportation
to daily meeting locations.
The students generally will be occupied on
a variety of area field trips from 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., weekdays.
If you would like the rewarding experience
of sharing cultures and hospitality with these young visitors, please contact
Dr. Marshall at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The hours of operation for the Pennington Student Activity Center for
the Easter holiday break will be as follows: March 25 –27: closed; March
28-April 1, 11 a.m.-7 p.m.; April 2, 10 a.m.-7 p.m.; April 3, 3-10:30 p.m.
A pre-employment orientation for graduate assistants is now available
online. Newly hired graduate assistants may view the orientation prior
to attending an orientation session. Those who choose to view the online
session will print a Statement of Understanding, which will be dated and
time stamped, at the end of the session certifying that they have viewed
All newly hired graduate assistants must attend
an orientation session where employment paperwork will be completed and
documents collected. Those who have viewed the online session and printed
the Statement of Understanding will be excused from the presentation. Students
not viewing the online orientation will attend the presentation session,
which will begin immediately after paperwork is completed.
The web address for this session is www.selu.edu/Administration/Depts/HumanResources/.
Choose Graduate Assistant Program, then GA
On-line Orientation. A computer with PowerPoint installed is required to
view this presentation.
Please offer this option when you notify students
that they have been chosen for your graduate assistant position. You are
encouraged to view the orientation session.
If you have questions, contact Rissie Cook
in Human Resources at 549-2347.
Procedures for 5.01Ps
A 5.01P must be completed and approved prior to the start date for
all graduate assistants working additional duties.
Due to the changes in FLSA regulations,
GAs working during breaks are subject to the following procedures:
Administrative Assistants (AAs) and
Teaching Assistants (TAs): For breaks during and between semesters,
GAs classified as AAs and TAs will clock for additional duties. Pay for
additional duties will be on the regularly scheduled bi-weekly pay dates.
When working for a department other than the home department, GAs must
clock using the correct budget unit number.
Pay for additional duties must be at
the same hourly rate the GA is currently earning.
Departments are reminded that GAs must
not work over 40 hours per week since the overtime rate must be determined
based on the combined base pay and tuition waiver.
Research Assistants (RAs) and Graduate
Teaching Fellows (GTFs): Since RAs and GTFs are exempt employees, they
will not clock for additional duties.
Pay for additional duties will be a
lump-sum amount for the period of time worked. The supplemental salary
should be calculated based on a 40-hour weekly rate of a minimum of $260,
which will be prorated for partial weeks.
For breaks during semesters, pay for
additional duties completed and approved after the 24th will be
paid the next month.
For semester breaks, pay for additional
duties will be paid on the first check of the following semester. For spring
the first check will be Feb. 15; for fall the first checks will be Sept.
New Forms: Please discard
any old forms you may have. New 5.01P forms for GAs are available at www.selu.edu/Administration/Depts/HumanResources/.
Choose Graduate Assistant Program. Scroll to the bottom for the GA forms;
select the form for either AA/TAs or RA/GTFs.
The initial submission of the 5.01P
will be for “up to XX hours.” When the work is completed, the 5.01P
will be returned for certification by the GA and final approval of the
actual time worked by the budget unit head.
If you have questions, contact Rissie
Cook in the Human Resources Office at 549-2347.
benefits Ramspott Scholarship
The Biology Graduate Student Organization is inviting the campus community
to join in a Bowl-A-Thon to raise money for the Joe Ramspott Scholarship
Fund. The event will begin at 3 p.m. Sunday, March 20, at Tangi Lanes in
Hammond. The cost is $15 for three games.
The fun-filled afternoon of bowling
will also include a silent auction with items such as a weekend get-away,
dinners and spa packages.
The scholarship honors the late Joseph
Ramspott, a Southeastern graduate student majoring in biological sciences.
It supports a full-time junior, senior or a graduate student majoring in
biological sciences or an art student working with photography of reptiles
and amphibians or any other biology-related program. The scholarship may
be used to help fund field research for the recipient.
Joe Ramspott's father, Ed Ramspott of
Blair, Neb., will match Bowl-A-Thon proceeds up to the amount of $2,500.
For additional information, contact Erica
The Small Business Development Center, along with the Hammond Chamber
of Commerce will host "Communication and Leadership Skills for Women in
Business" from 9 a.m. to noon on Friday, March 18 at the Southeast Louisiana
Business Center on Martens Drive in Hammond. Cost for this event is $20
for the general public and $10 for Chamber members. Topics will include
teaching women the skills needed for survival in today's business environment,
gaining awareness of communication and leadership styles, understanding
communication dynamics, sending positive messages, and more.
The SBDC and Hammond Chamber will also
host "Using and Understanding QuickBooks Pro" from 6-9 p.m. on March 22
and 24 at Garrett College of Business Building on Western Avenue in Hammond.
Cost for this event is $150 per person and pre-registration is required.
Topics will include setting up a company, creating invoices, issuing purchase
orders, paying bills, reconciling checking accounts, and more.
The Tangipahoa Economic Development
Foundation will join the SBDC and Hammond Chamber in hosting an international
trade seminar from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on March 30 at the Southeast
Louisiana Business Center on Martens Drive. The cost for this event is
$10. Topics will include starting an import/export business, international
transportation and documentation, international banking and financing,
and more. One on one consulting appointments with a professional international
trade consultants will be available after this event (pre-registration
For more information or to register
for any of the events, please contact Sandy Summers at 985-549-3831 or
Science and Religion
BBQ Lunch Thursday
All interested faculty, staff, and students are invited to the Science
and Religion BBQ Lunch and Discussion from 12:30-1:30 p.m. Thursday, March
10, at the Center for Faculty Excellence, Seminar Room (103), Tinsley Hall.
The presentation and discussion, “Historical Jesus studies and Traditional
Christian Faith,” will be lead by Dr. Matt Rossano. Lunch, with food provided
by Wilbert’s Barbeque, is free. The event is sponsored by Metanexus, the
Center for Faculty Excellence and the Presbyterian Campus Ministry Board.
For more info contact Claire Sanders at 985-542-2722
Center for Faculty
Excellence events, reminders
Wednesday, March 16, ,noon-1 p.m.: Lyceum Lights, scheduled
for Twelve Oaks, will focus on Women's History Month with the session "Women
Affecting Southeastern's History.” Speakers will be Dr. Patsy Causey, Ms.
Harriet Vogt, and Dr. Sue Parrill. Lunch will include shrimp creole over
steamed white rice, tossed salad, dinner roll and bread pudding. For reservations,
call ext. 5791 or email email@example.com
by Friday, March 11.
March 17, 12:30-1:45 p.m.: Chicago-based
writer Angela Jackson and education professor Dr. Celina Echols discuss
their career journeys as African American women in a presentation at the
Sims Memorial Library, third floor.
March 17, 5-6:30 p.m.: Angela
Jackson will discuss her play, Shango Diaspora: An African-American Myth
of Womanhood and Love at Fayard 107.
For more information, contact Dr. Jayetta
Slawson (985) 549-5024.
A reminder that Rock 'N Roar Fest IX
Academic Display forms were due on Friday, March 4. If you have not
sent your request, please fax as soon as possible to ext. 5792. Forms
can be found at www.selu.edu/webmaillinks/rocknroar05.doc.
The deadline for 2005-06 Faculty Development
Grants is Friday, April 1. For more information, go to www.selu.edu/Academics/FacultyExcellence/Research/index.htm#FDGprogram.
Annie Award nominations
The Hammond Chamber of Commerce is seeking nominations for the 2005
"Annie Awards," which annually recognize women for their outstanding service
in the fields of business, community service, education and government.
The awards were founded in 1998 and are given in honor of the late Southeastern
professor and administor Anne Ferguson.
The Annie Awards will be presented on Tuesday,
March 22 at the Holiday Inn. Registration begins at 11:30 a.m. with the
awards program beginning at noon.
Nominations for the award are due by Friday,
March 11. Visit this link
for additional information and a nomination form.
of the Northshore Human Resource Association meet with Southeastern’s student
chapter of the Society for Human Resource Management to present a check
in support of the chapter’s activities. Pictured are, from left, Melissa
Elliot, Judy McKee, Adrienne Stroble, NHRA President Darlene Young, Gretchen
McKinney, SHRM President Rachel Beard, SHRM Vice President Erik Norman,
SHRM treasurer Meghan Early, Julie Walker; SHRM advisor Carl Phillips,
Ted Madere, and NRHRA student liaison Tammy Foster.
receives support from parent chapter
Southeastern’s chapter of the Society for Human Resource Management
(SHRM) was recently presented a check for $1,000 by their parent professional
chapter, Northshore Human Resource Association (NRHRA), in support of many
of the chapter’s activities.
Presenting the check was Darlene Young,
president of NRHRA and operations manager of Bancroft Rehabilitation Living
Centers. SHRM President Rachel Beard presented the parent chapter with
an appreciation plaque from the student chapter in honor of their continuous
support and dedication.
The Northshore Human Resource Association
has provided the Southeastern chapter of SHRM financial support for a number
of activities, including the national SHRM conference in June 2004, where
the chapter received a Top Ten Student Chapter award. For the spring 2005
semester, NRHRA also funded a $1,000 scholarship. This “Student Excellence
Award,” will be given to a Southeastern SHRM member based on commitment
and service to the organization and the field of human resources. It is
anticipated that this scholarship will be presented annually.
SHRM hosts leadership conference March
The Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) will host its second
annual Louisiana SHRM Student Leadership Conference, “Linking HR Leadership
to Effective Results,” on campus on Friday, March 18. “Linking HR Leadership
to Effective Results” begins at 8:30 a.m. with registration and a continental
breakfast in room 133 of the Southeastern University Center, located on
University Avenue. A buffet style lunch and networking will occur from
noon to 1 p.m. All interested parties are invited to attend.
The conference is certified by Human Resource Certification Institute
for 3.75 hours for PHR/SPHR recertification credits.
Registration deadline is March 10. For
more information or to register, email SHRM at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Women’s History Month: June Dunn,
“Matriarchal Societies: From Pre-history to 21st Century Louisiana”,
noon, Sims Memorial Library (third floor). 985-549-2100
Women’s History Month: Bill Robison,
“Mary Magadalen, the Da Vinci Code, and History”, 12:30 p.m., Sims Memorial
Library (third floor). 985-549-2100
Women’s History Month: Maryellen Jenkins,
North Oaks Medical Center, “Heart: Gender Matters”, noon, Sims Memorial
(third floor). 985-549-2100
Women’s History Month: Health
Fair, 1 p.m., Student Union Ballroom. 985-549-2100
Women’s History Month: Julie Boutwell
and Jeff Day, “Amazing You,” 12:30 p.m., Sims Memorial Library (third floor).
Columbia Theatre for the Performing
Arts: LPO Casual Classics, “St. Petersburg and Moscow,” 7 p.m., Columbia
Theatre for the Performing Arts, 220 E. Thomas St. Tickets: $33, Orchestra
1 and Loge; $27, Orchestra 2 and Balcony 1; $20, Orchestra 3; $19, Balcony
2. Available at Columbia box office (985-543-4371), noon-5 p.m., weekdays
Women’s History Month: Judith
Fai-Podlipnik, “Stalin’s Sweethearts Take Up Arms: Soviet Women During
WWII”, noon, Sims Memorial Library (third floor). 985-549-2100
Rock ‘n Roar Fest IX, 8 a.m.-2 p.m.,
Southeastern Campus. 985-549-2150 or 1-800-SLU-ALUM, www.selu.edu/roarfest
Women’s History Month: The Vagina
Monologues by Eve Ensler; Rating R (mature audiences). Tickets:
$15, single; $25, couple, 7:30 p.m., Vonnie Borden Theatre. Information:
Women’s History Month: Sheryl
Shirley, “Politics and the Power of Women with Purpose,” noon, Sims Memorial
Library (third floor). 985-549-2100
Women’s History Month: Jeanne
Northrup, “Living the Story, Telling the Story: Native American Women,”
12:30 p.m., Sims Memorial Library (third floor). 985-549-2100
Women’s History Month: Ellen Gilchrist,
7:30 p.m., Columbia Theatre for the Performing Arts, 220 E. Thomas St.,
Hammond. Booksigning and reception follows lecture. (Sponsored by the College
of Arts and Sciences, Student Government Association, and American Association
of University Women) 985-549-2100
Southeastern Theatre: Lyzzi Strata
Selisa Hue, 7:30 p.m., Vonnie Borden Theatre (Rating PG-13). Tickets: $10,
adults; $5, senior citizens, Southeastern faculty/staff, non-Southeastern
students; Southeastern students free with university I.D. 985-549-2184.
Women’s History Month: Ellen Gilchrist,
workshop for creative writers, 10:30 a.m., D Vickers Hall Writing Center,
room 383. (Call 985-549-2100 for more information).
Women’s History Month: Lyceum
Lights: “Women Affecting Southeastern History,” Patsy Causey, Harriet Vogt
and Sue Parrill, noon, Twelve Oaks. RSPV email@example.com,
by Friday, March 11. 985-549-5791.
March 16 – 19
Southeastern Opera/Music Theatre: Dido
and Aeneas, 7:30 p.m., Pottle Music Building Auditorium. Tickets: $12,
adults; $8, senior citizens, Southeastern faculty/staff, alumni, non-Southeastern
students; Southeastern students free with university I.D. 985-549-2184
Women’s History Month: Angela
Jackson and Celina Echols, “Mississippi Magnolias: Celebrating the Journey,”
12:30 p.m., Sims Memorial Library. (Sponsored by the Center for Faculty
Women’s History Month: Angela
Jackson, “Writing Shango: The Creation of Shango Disaspora: An African-American
Myth of Womanhood and Love,” 5-6:30 p.m., Fayard Hall, room 107. 985-549-2100
Project Safe Campus: "Alcohol, Drugs &
Sex," 7 p.m., Student Union Theatre. Free.
Women’s History Month: David Benac,
“Taking Charge: Women and the Historic Preservation Movement,” noon, Sims
Memorial Library (third floor). 985-549-2100
This week in athletics
Southeastern’s Southland Conference champion men’s basketball team
will compete in the SLC Tournament during this week in Southeastern Athletics.
The Lions (21-8) clinched their second straight
conference title with a 58-55 win at Sam Houston State. Southeastern, the
second seed in the conference tournament, will open tourney play on Tuesday,
when they host Texas State at 7 p.m. Should the Lions get past the Bobcats,
they will also host Thursday’s semifinal game. The championship game is
set to tip on Sunday at 1 p.m. The championship game will air live on ESPN2.
All of Southeastern’s tournament action will be broadcast live on KSLU
The Southeastern baseball team (6-8) will
host a quartet of games at Alumni Field this week. On Tuesday, South Alabama
comes to town for a 4 p.m. game. Fans attending Tuesday night’s men’s basketball
game can get in free with their ticket to the basketball game. Samford
comes to town over the weekend, with Friday’s opener set for 6:30 p.m.
The series continues on Saturday at 3 p.m., before concluding Sunday at
1 p.m. Friday and Saturday’s games will be broadcast live on KSLU 90.9
The Southeastern softball team (4-10, 0-3
SLC) has six games on the schedule this week. On Tuesday, the Lady Lions
play at Grambling at 2 p.m., before playing Louisiana Tech in a 4 p.m.
doubleheader on Wednesday. Southeastern will get back to Southland Conference
play on Saturday, when they face Louisiana-Monroe in a 1 p.m. road doubleheader.
The three-game set concludes on Sunday at 1 p.m.
The men’s golf team will compete in its second
spring tournament this week. The Lions, who finished ninth at the season-opening
Tulane Intercollegiate, will compete in the Louisiana Classic on Monday
and Tuesday in Lafayette.
The men’s and women’s tennis teams will also
be back in action this week. The Lions (6-6, 1-1 SLC) and the Lady Lions
(1-5, 0-1 SLC) will host Austin Peay on Thursday at 1 p.m. Later in the
day, the men’s team will host Southern in a 7 p.m. match at Hammond’s Oak
Knoll Country Club. The Lady Lions will host a pair of SLC opponents over
the weekend, as Texas-San Antonio will be in town on Saturday, with Texas
State coming to Hammond on Sunday. Both matches begin at 10 a.m.
The Southeastern track and field teams will
compete in their second meet of the outdoor season this week. On Saturday,
the Lions and Lady Lions will be in Hattiesburg, Miss. to compete in the
Monday, March 7
Golf, at Louisiana Classic, Lafayette, All
Tuesday, March 8
Men’s Basketball, vs. Texas State (SLC First
Round), University Center, 7 p.m. (KSLU 90.9 FM)
Baseball, vs. South Alabama, Alumni Field,
Softball, at Grambling, Grambling, 2 p.m.
Golf, at Louisiana Classic, Lafayette, All
Wednesday, March 9
Softball, at Louisiana Tech (DH), Ruston,
Thursday, March 10
Men’s Basketball, SLC Semifinals, University
Center, 7 p.m. (KSLU 90.9 FM)
Men’s and Women’s Tennis, vs. Austin Peay,
Southeastern Tennis Complex, 1 p.m.
Men’s Tennis, vs. Southern, Oak Knoll Country
Club, 7 p.m.
Friday, March 11
Baseball, vs. Samford, Alumni Field, 6:30
p.m. (KSLU 90.9 FM)
Saturday, March 12
Baseball, vs. Samford, Alumni Field, 3 p.m.
(KSLU 90.9 FM)
Softball, at Louisiana-Monroe (DH), Monroe,
Women’s Tennis, vs. Texas-San Antonio, Southeastern
Tennis Complex, 10a.m.
Track and Field, at USM Invitational, Hattiesburg,
Miss., All Day
Sunday, March 13
Men’s Basketball, SLC Finals, TBA, 1 p.m.
(KSLU 90.9 FM) (ESPN2)
Baseball, vs. Samford, Alumni Field, 1 p.m.
Softball, at Louisiana-Monroe, Monroe, 1 p.m.
Women’s Tennis, vs. Texas State, Southeastern
Tennis Complex, 10 a.m.
Philosophy professor Barbara Forrest (History and Political
Science) was presented with the 2004 Benjamin E. Smith Award of the American
Civil Liberties Foundation of Louisiana at its annual Civil Liberties Dinner
on Feb. 26. The award is the highest honor given by the Louisiana ACLU.
Alison Pelegrin (English) has
placed poems from her manuscript in three respected journals, The Cimmaron
Review, Poems & Plays, and The Red Mountain Review.
This month two of her poems will be featured in a special anniversary issue
of Rive Styx.
Dr. Harold E. Davis (Accounting)
presented a paper titled “Evidence and the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act”
at the 12th Annual Meeting of the American Society of Business and Behavioral
Sciences in Las Vegas, on Feb. 25.
Birgitta Ramsey (English) had
an article titled "Re-seeing the Writing Center's Position of Service"
published in The Writing Lab Newsletter in February. On Feb. 25
she also participated in LACC (Louisiana Association for College
Composition) conference in Lafayette where she and her student Kim Moore
co-presented a paper called "Beyond the Writing Classroom: Capitalizing
on a Moment of Potential Civic Discourse."
In a session on "Teaching Research Writing:
Lessons in Proficiency Assessment," Natasha Whitton and Dr. Richard
Louth (English) presented papers on "Classroom Practice in Research
Writing" and "Trends in Assessment of Research Writing" at the Louisiana
Association for College Composition conference held at the University of
Louisiana at Lafayette on Feb. 25.
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