2003 recipients of the President's Award for Excellence, shown with President
Randy Moffett, far left, are, from left, Ann Carruth, professor of nursing,
Excellence in Research; Jean Urick, assistant professor of nursing, Excellenct
in Teaching; Diane Singletary, controller, Excellence in Staff Service,
and Steve Schepker, associate professor of communication, Excellence in
Artistic Activity. Not shown is Ann Nauman, professor of educational leadership
and technology, Excellence in Faculty Service.
TEC ribbon cutting open new academic year
Four Southeastern professors and a staff member were awarded the university's
most prestigious honor, the President’s Award for Excellence, as Southeastern
kicked off the new academic year with the annual faculty-staff convocation
on August 22.
The 2003 recipients are Ann Carruth,
professor of nursing, for research; Jean Urick, assistant professor of
nursing, for teaching; Steve Schepker, associate professor of communication,
for artistic activity; Ann Nauman, professor of educational leadership
and technology, for faculty service; and Diane Singletary, controller,
for staff service.
President Randy Moffett and Provost John Crain
also recognized new emeritus faculty; and 25-, 30-, 35- and 40-year service
award recipients. Special guest Commissioner of Higher Education E. Joseph
Savoie presented the university with $80,000, the state's match to contribute
two new $100,000 endowed professorships -- the Paul B. Candies Endowed
Professorship in Business and the Southeastern Alumni Association Endowed
Following convocation, dignitaries and
university officials reconvened on the first floor of the Teacher Education
Center to cut a ribbon officially opening the $7 million expansion to the
Moffett credited the region's legislative
delegation for their efforts in helping to secure funding for the expansion
and renovation of the existing building, part of an $80 million building
boom that has been taking place on the campus over the last several years.
The expansion adds 40,000 square feet to the complex and includes new classrooms,
laboratories, faculty offices, conference rooms and a lecture hall.
Noting the importance of the expanded
facility in helping to address a state and national shortage of highly
qualified teachers, Moffett said Southeastern's education program is one
of the largest in the state with more than 1,800 undergraduate and nearly
1,200 graduate students.
"Southeastern is known for the quality
of our academic programs," he said. "We were the first to guarantee the
quality of our education graduates, and last year our program was the first
in the state to pass the demanding new performance-based standards of the
National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education. This year we were
given a grade of 'A' by the Blue Ribbon Commission on the Institutional
Report Card and recognized as a high performing program."
Prior to cutting the ribbon on the expansion,
Martha Thornhill, interim dean of the College of Education and Human Development,
said the atmosphere of the new facility underscores the importance of the
profession of education to all other professions.
The project was designed by Holly and
Smith Architects of Hammond with construction by Brunt Construction, Inc.
of Independence.Convocation story.
Martha Thornhill, interim dean of the College of Education
and Human Development, ceremonially snips the ribbon to open the expansion
of the Cate Teacher Education Center.
Commissioner of Higher Education E. Joseph Savoie
presents President Moffett with the $80,000 state match for the university's
new endowed professorships.
The Physical Plant bluegrass band -- which has christened itself "High
Noon," since that's the time members traditionally gather to play together
-- charmed the crowd at the annual post-convocation picnic, sponsored by
the Alumni Association and the Hammond Chamber of Commerce. Band members
are electrician Kyle Lewis (foreground on bass), Regis Bergeron, Physical
Plant assistant director; bus driver Keith Kennedy; HVAC technician Brett
Kennedy, and welder John Coyne.
President Randy Moffett congratulates our new Emeritus faculty,
from left, Harriet Vogt, Associate Professor Emeritus of Music; Walter
H. Corkern, Professor Emeritus of Chemistry; James H. Hu, Professor Emeritus
of Computer Science; T. Win Welford, Professor Emeritus of Communiction;
Timothy M. Gautreaux, Professor Emeritus of English. Not shown, Ralph Shaw,
Professor Emeritus of Chemistry.
President Randy Moffett is joined by Physical Plant
Paint Shop foreman Tommy Hogan, center, and Win Welford, communication,
who sport their green Southeastern blazers, given in recognition of their
four decades of services. Not shown are chemistry professors Ralph Shaw
and Lawrence Holmes.
From left, Roy Bernard, lecturer and Associate Professor
Emeritus of Computer Science; Joann Pagan, property control coordinator;
and Larry Frederick, associate professor of biological sciences, are shown
with President Moffett, far left, as they received "timely" gifts to honor
their 35 years of service to Southeastern
Honored for three decades of service, were (with President
Moffett), from left , Dru Frederick, Gerald Guidroz, and Ron Kennedy.
With President Moffett, are, from left, 25-year service
recipients Lee Paille, Richard Louth, James Dunn, Cynthia Presholdt, and
Ruth Rolling, Not shown, Mildred Bryant, Robert Cudd.
Mayor Mayson Foster has proclaimed Saturday, August 30, as "Southeastern
Lions Football Day." "I further urge the citizens of Hammond to wear green
and gold and display green and gold in yards and businesses on this day
to show support for the Lions," said Foster, a 1968 Southeastern graduate.
Shown at the proclamation signing are, from left, Director of Athletics
Frank Pergolizzi, Foster, President Randy Moffett, and Head Football Coach
wait is over -- kick off is Saturday!
After an 18-year absence, football will return to Southeastern on Saturday
when the Lions play host to Arkansas-Monticello at 7 p.m. in Strawberry
Stadium to open the 2003 campaign.
The Boll Weevils will be the first test for
Southeastern, which will hit the field for its first game since 1985. The
meeting will be the second-ever game between the two schools, with Southeastern
winning the first contest over UAM, then known as Arkansas A&M, 48-14,
in 1938. The Boll Weevils, led by second-year head coach Gregg Ricono,
finished with a 2-8 mark in 2002.
Join in the fun....
FE-Lions luncheon/meeting, noon, Murphy’s
Seafood, Hammond. ($10 dues, plus $12 per luncheon.) 985-549-2150.
Football kickoff activities, 10 a.m.-2 p.m.,
campus tours, North Campus Bldg. A, (Admissions); Ponchatoula Antique
City shopping; Hammond Spa Day and shopping
Football kickoff golf tournament, 8 a.m. &
1 p.m. tee-off times, Oak Knoll CountryClub
Downtown tailgating and Columbia Theatre for
the Performing Arts open house, 4:30-6:30 p.m., downtown Hammond; Football
team walk through downtown, 6:30 p.m.; pep rally, 7 p.m., corner of Cate
and Thomas, downtown Hammond.
Football kickoff activities, swimming, Kinesiology
and Health Studies Bldg. pool and free fitness workouts, Student Activity
Center, 8 a.m.-noon; campus tours, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., North Campus Bldg. A
(Admissions); Kid Fun, noon-6 p.m.,Galloway Drive; “Dominos,” 1-3 p.m.,
Pottle Performance Circle; 3-6 p.m., alumni tailgating and KSLU live broadcast,
alumni tailgating area; “Inside tailgating,” 3-6 p.m. ($8 adults,
$3 children), Twelve Oaks
Football kickoff reunions – Former football
players, Lionettes, cheerleaders, “Roomies,” noon-3 p.m., Twelve Oaks;
past Alumni Association presidents, Golden Lion retirees, 3-5 p.m., Twelve
Pre-game activities -- Team Walk, 5 p.m.,
Student Union to Athletic Building; Pre-game entertainment, 6:40 p.m.,
Strawberry Stadium; kickoff, 7 p.m., Lions vs. Arkansas-Monticello, Strawberry
Student football ticket pickup at “Fan
Students who have purchased season tickets for the six home football
games can pick them up from 3:30-4:30 p.m. today (Monday, August 25) at
the Student Fan Day in Strawberry Stadium. Students must have their
current Southeastern ID. No one will be allowed to pick up tickets for
Further distribution will take place beginning
at 8 a.m. Tuesday, August 26 in the lobby of the Athletic Building.
Companion seats for student season ticket
holders will go on sale beginning Tuesday morning at 8 a.m. for the August
30 home opener. Companion seat will cost $13 (the cost of an adult general
Students who bought a student season ticket
and paid the additional fee to have it mailed, should receive the ticket
by Wednesday, August 27.
For additional information, e-mail email@example.com.
to sign poetry collection at bookstore August 30
Southeastern English professor and poet Jack Bedell will sign copies
of his newest poetry chapbook, which contains a dozen of his best poems
anthologized by Pudding House Press.
The book signing is scheduled for 4-6 p.m.,
August 30, at the Southeastern Bookstore.
The chapbook is part of Pudding House Press’s
invitation-only national archiving project, “Greatest Hits.” Two years
ago the successful small-press poetry publisher in Central Ohio began archiving
the top 12 signature works from poets of reputation. Each invited poet
chooses a dozen of their most important poems and provides an introduction.
Bedell has previously published three poetry
chapbooks, including What Passes for Love, which won the 2000 Texas
Review Poetry Chapbook Prize. A Houma native, Bedell won the1997 Texas
Review Poetry Prize for At the Bonehouse, a collection of approximately
30 poems set in his native Acadiana. He received the 1997 President's Award
for Excellence in Artistic Activity, one of the university's highest faculty
honors. A member of the Southeastern faculty since 1992, he earned bachelor's
and master's degrees in English from Northwestern State University and
a master’s degree from the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville. He previously
taught at both his alma mater and at the University of Missouri at Rolla.
Important student election dates
take first place at UDA dance camp
The Lionettes, Southeastern’s dance team, placed first in the “home routine”
category for Division I schools at the Universal Dance Association Spirit Camp, held
at the University of Alabama at Tuscaloosa July 25-27. The team also received
the “Most Improved Program Award,” while the team received a superior trophy
and all dancers received individual blue ribbons. Members of the 2003 Lionettes
dance team are, from left, front, Danielle Mistric, Baton Rouge; Captain
Kim Dottolo, Hammond; Captain Crystal Canepa, Meraux; Katerine D'Antonio;
Kenner; middle, Erin Richard, Carencro; Heather Canepa, Meraux; Brandi
Taylor, Bogalusa; Ashley Guidry, Marrero; Elizabeth LeBlanc; back, Alison
Camp, Rayne; Jessy Shaw, Slidell; Kelli McCormick, Covington; and Shiloh
Faculty: This year’s Homecoming -- October 13-18 -- will be one of
Southeastern’s best! In association with Homecoming, the Student Government
Association will sponsor elections for class beau and sweetheart and for
Homecoming court. Please help SGA spread the word to students that the
application deadline for these positions is earlier than usual.
Application packages can be picked up at the SGA office, Student Union
Additionally, SGA is seeking applications
for Freshmen Senators. Voting for the senator positions will be held in
conjunction with the Homecoming election. This is an excellent opportunity
for interested freshmen to get involved.
SGA would appreciate your including the following
information in your class announcements:
August 29 – 2003 class sweetheart and
beau application deadline
September 8-10 – Online election for
class sweetheart and beau
September 12 – 2003 Homecoming Court
and Freshman Senator application deadline
September 22-24 – Online election for
Homecoming court and Frehman Senator
Voting is fun and easy with the new online
system at www.selu.edu/SGAvote.
For more information email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Freshman Convocation greets new
students with fireworks and spirit
|A giant "Roomie" welcomes Freshman to their annual
convocation Sunday night, August 24. The program was followed by
a picnic and fireworks.
||New director Trent Davis directs the Spirit of
the Southland band in the University Center arena where more than 2,000
freshmen were expected to participate in a spirited program loaded with
Southeastern tradition and presented by the Southeastern family.
BOR grant workshop September 5
Representatives from the Board of Regents will conduct a campus workshop
regarding proposals for the eligible disciplines at 10 a.m., Friday, September
5. The workshop will be held in the Southeastern Room (Room 223) of the
This will be a great opportunity to ask questions
and get first-hand information from the program personnel. Please RSVP
to the Office of Sponsored Research and Programs at ext. 5312.
|Southeastern digital arts student
Lori Guess’ entry was chosen as the official commemorative poster for the
return of Southeastern football. Guess, center, is shown with, clockwise
from lower left, Duane Shafer, associate athletics director; visual arts
professor Gary Keown, director of Digital Arts; Kelly Wells, assistant
athletic director; and head football coach Hal Mumme. The poster can be
purchased for $10 (shipping included) by calling the Southeastern Athletics
Department at 985-549-2253 or by logging onto www.LionSports.net.
||Officials from the Tangipahoa
Tourism Commission were on hand at Strawberry Stadium recently to present
a $10,000 sponsorship check to the Southeastern Athletic Department. From
left, are Tourism Commission board members Johnny Gregoire and Ed Hoover;
Treasurer Laura White; board Vice Chairman Frank Spalitta; President Randy
Moffett, Director of Athletics Frank Pergolizzi, Tourism Executive Director
Betty Stewart, and Associate Athletic Director Duane Shafer. Tangipahoa
Tourism has long been a supporter of Lion Athletics.
are our Southeastern “Stars”?
Do you know a student with “star”quality? If so, tell them about
the Campus Activities Board's Southeastern Star competition coming this
Eight students will be selected to compete
for the title of Southeastern Star. The winner will receive $500 and $250
will be awarded to the runner-up.
Contestants will be chosen during auditions
on Wednesday, September 3 from 3-9 p.m. in the Student Union Theatre. Contestants
should be prepared to sing a song, acapella, for the audition.
For information, contact CAB at 549-3805.
Mandatory driver training classes
All new faculty, staff, and students who will drive on University-related
business must attend a Driver Training Course. Camille Moniotte, director
of Safety and Hazardous Materials Management, will conduct three classes
on Fridays this semester: September 26, October 24, and November 21.
Those who currently drive on university-related
business are required to take the course every three years. After mid-September,
a memo and pre-registration form will be sent to those
persons, and to new faculty and staff, notifying them that they must
take a driving class. If you have any questions concerning this matter,
please call the Safety Office at 549-2157, or email: email@example.com.
Registration will be held from 9-9:15 a.m.
on each date, with class beginning promptly at 9:15 a.m. All classes
will be held in the University Center, Room 133, and each will last approximately
one and one-half hours.
Alum hosts Fox reality show
Jackie Castrogiovanni, a Southeastern Communication graduate, is one
of the associate producers of a new Fox reality show called "Performing
As . . ." that is debuting Tuesday, August 26 at 7 CDT. The show's web
site can be found at www.fox.com/performingas/.
exhibit opens Thursday at Clark Hall Gallery
Arteamerica, an exhibit by painter Julian Touceda, will open
with a reception from 5-7 p.m., August 28, at Clark Hall Gallery.
A native of Honduras, Touceda studied
art at Delgado Community College, and graduated in fine arts from the University
of New Orleans. His brightly colored works contain symbols such as mangos,
hummingbirds, flags and bilingual graffiti. These images point starkly
to the violence, greed, and betrayal of the modern world.
Touceda immigrated with his family to
New Orleans at the age of six. Unable to speak English, he communicated
in school by drawing beautiful pictures of his homeland. Now a professional
visual artist in graphic arts, murals, paintings, photography, and computer
arts, he has received numerous awards as both an artist and poet. His work
has been supported with grants and an artist fellowship from the Louisiana
Division of the Arts and has been exhibited throughout the South. Many
of his works are in private collections in the United States, Spain, Germany,
and Latin America.
In his artist statement, Touceda said
the exhibit’s purpose is “to promote Latin American culture through art.
“Because of the large Hispanic population in the United States,” he said,
“we are seeing what I consider to be a cultural evolution in the United
States. It is this cultural evolution that has inspired me to create a
pictorial history of the Hispanic world, and the hope that the Anglo and
African American will have a better understanding of the Latin Culture,
and embrace its complexities and not fear it.”
Touceda said Arteamerica is a
combination of many styles that he has used throughout his career, which
began at the age of 16. “The ever-changing themes and colorful motifs promote
not only my Hispanic culture but different trends of contemporary art in
the new century,” he said. “The rich regional canopy of New Orleans on
the edge of the tropical sphere blend with its historical commonality to
the rest of the Latin American disapora.”
The exhibit will be on display at Clark
Hall Gallery through September 25. Gallery hours are 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.,
weekdays. For additional information, contact Gallery Director Dale Newkirk
August 28-September 25
Arteamerica, paintings by Julian Touceda, Clark Hall Gallery.
Opening reception: 5-7 p.m, August 28. Gallery hours: 8 a.m.-4 p.m., weekdays.
First day of Fall 2003 semester.
Late registration for Fall 2003 semester.
University Chorus/Northshore Chorale rehearsal,
7-9 p.m., Music Annex choral room. 985-549-2334.
Late registration for Fall 2003 semester.
FE-Lions luncheon/meeting, noon, Murphy’s Seafood,
Hammond. ($10 dues, plus $12 per luncheon.) 985-549-2150.
Late registration for Fall 2003 semester.
"First Game Eve" -- see details above
"First Game Day" -- see details above
Baton Rouge Concert Band featuring Southeastern
faculty, 7 p.m., State Capitol, Baton Rouge.
University Chorus/Northshore Chorale rehearsal,
7-9 p.m., Music Annex choral room. 985-549-2334.
Small Business Certificate Program, 5-8 p.m., St.
Tammany Center, Koop Drive, Mandeville. $10 per class, $70 for series.
This week in athletics
Football is not the only sport to open its season this week, as the
Southeastern women’s soccer team begins defense of its 2002 Southland
Conference regular season title this week. The Lady Lions play host
to Arkansas-Little Rock at 4:30 p.m. on Friday at the Southeastern Soccer
Volleyball will travel to New Orleans to compete
in the UNO invitational. The Lady Lions will face the host Lady Privateers
on Friday at 7 p.m. On Saturday, Southeastern faces Butler at 10 a.m. and
Samford at 5 p.m.
Friday, August 29
Women’s Soccer, vs. Arkansas-Little Rock, Southeastern
Soccer Complex, 4:30 p.m.
Volleyball, at UNO (UNO Invitational), New Orleans,
Saturday, August 30
Football, vs. Arkansas-Monticello, Strawberry Stadium,
Volleyball, vs. Butler (UNO Invitational), New Orleans,
Volleyball, vs. Samford (UNO Invitational), New
Orleans, 5 p.m.
Kick Off fall 2003 at the Sims Memorial Library Faculty Orientation
New and returning faculty are invited to Sims Memorial Library for
"Kick Off Fall 2003," a Sims Library Orientation to be held Wednesday,
September 10. Access to and information about new resources and services
will be demonstrated, and faculty will have the opportunity to meet the
Library Liaison for their Department. Presentations will be held during
two consecutive sessions. The first session will be from 9 a.m. to noon;
the second, noon to 4 p.m. Lunch will be available at both sessions.
To register, email your name, department and the
session you plan to attend to firstname.lastname@example.org
by September 5.
These sessions are offered by the Library
as part of the New Faculty Workshop Series, co-sponsored with the Center
for Faculty Excellence.
SBDC sponsors seminar on military leave
The Small Business Development Center and area economic development
organizations are sponsoring a free seminar titled "When Employees March
Off: Military Leave from Work." The event will give employers
an outline to follow regarding military leave of absence based on the Uniformed
Services Employment and Re-employment Rights Act of 1994 (USERRA) and the
Military Services Relief Act (MSRA). Topics will include length of military
absence, giving notice, return to work, right of re-employed persons, health
benefits, and more.
The seminar will be held from 9-11 a.m., Tuesday,
September 23 at the University Center, room 127. To register or for more
information, contact Sandy Armstead at the SBDC, 985-549-3831 or email@example.com.
Sue Parrill (English), presented a paper, "The Americanization
of Jane: Three Early Television Adaptations," at the Eighteenth Century
Women Writers Conference in Winchester, England, on July 14. Parrill's
essay "Not the Bluebird of Happiness: Bird Imagery in the Film Mansfield
Park" was published in Film/Literature Quarterly, Vol 31, no. 3,
Wayne Cain, Liz Black, Mary Heleniak,
Delaney, and Steve Portier (KSLU) co-sponsored with SugaCanes
Jazz and Blues Club the first annual Hot August Blues Contest during Hot
August Night, August 15. Eight semi-finalists who competed during the month
of July played to a large crowd to earn the name "Best New Blues Artist
on the North Shore." The first place winner was awarded the opportunity
to record and receive 50 mass produced CD's plus air time on KSLU's Blues
Cruise which airs Monday through Friday 6 -7 pm. James Bass of Ponchatoula
was announced the Best New Blues Artist on the North Shore, while Jonathan
Miles of Walker received Runner-Up. KSLU held a drawing for a framed musical
print depicting Louisiana music including Blues, Gospel and more.
KSLU and SugaCanes are already planning next year's event.
Elisabetta LeJeune (English) presented "African-American
Women and the Challenge of Writing for the Academic Audience" at
the International Conference on New Directions in the Humanities in Rhodes,
Greece, July 2-5.
Dr. Judith Fai-Podlipnik (History) served
as honorary lecturer at The Florida State University's Summer Holocaust
Institute for Educators in June 2004. Her lecture was titled "Hungary:
the Destruction of the Last Jewish Community in Europe During the Holocaust."
Dr. Jeff Totten (Marketing & Finance)
attended the 2003 Society for Case Research Summer Workshop at the University
of Southern Indiana in Evansville, July 24-26, where he presented his case
and teaching note, "Where the Heck Is That?: The Name Change Decision at
Bemidji State," for critique. He also participated in the critiques
of other cases and notes, as well as attended the SCR Board meeting.
Dr. Dale Parent (Sociology) presented
a paper entitled "Changing Territorial Stratification in Southeastern Louisiana:
Local and Global Factors" at the Annual Conference of the Rural Sociological
Society, in Montreal, Quebec, Canada, in August 2003. The paper was co-authored
by Dr. Danilo Levi (Sociology and International Initiatives) and
Rick Samson (Geography).
Major (Dr.) David Ramsey (General Business)
recently returned from Fort Leavenworth where among other things he took
the Army English Diagnostic Test. He became the first person in 30
years to pass the exam with a 100 percent score.
"Stone Children, Marble Men and Brazen Women: the
Stories Behind Three Public Sculptures in South Baton Rouge," an article
by Charles Elliott (History and Political Science), appeared in
the History section of the August 2003 issue of the South Baton Rouge