Cover Story: Saving a
Southeastern scientists are on a mission to save the
Manchac Swamp, the
beautiful hourglass barrier between lakes Maurepas and Pontchartrain. Leveled by loggers,
nutria, plagued by a host of natural and man-made threats, the swamp's salvation could be a
million dollar cypress reforestation project. By John Kemp.
students, "scholarship" means money--college
tuition. To faculty, it means activity--research, writing, performing, creating. Who benefits from
faculties' scholarly activity? Everyone, says two of Southeastern's most respected professors.
Michael Kurtz, Ph.D. and Nick Norton, Ph.D.
Gary Shaffer's frenetic
pace as a researcher spells "burnout" to some, but the young ecologist loves his work and doesn't
plan to ever slow down. By Christina Chapple.
Impresario. Harriet Vogt
thinks the arts should be accessible to everyone, so that everyone will love and support them.
Education is the mission behind the entertainment of the arts festival she founded a decade
ago. By Christina Chapple
History. Bill Robinson believes in
giving his students a lively, but straightforward look at history. When he makes bygone days
come alive, his students find that studying the past isn't really so tough. By Michelle
Southeastern has been
the center of Judy Couvillion's life since she began working on campus as a teenager. Three
decades later, she "mothers" students and faculty alike. By Shanna Sissom.
Anne Ferguson has spent
twenty years helping students succeed in both college and life. Knowing she "makes a
difference," she says, is her greatest reward. By Shanna Sissom.
Fanfare. Our arts and humanities
festival enters its second decade with a star-studded lineup of guests.
Sports. Super shooter Deneka Knowles
gets national recognition; four share Athlete of the Year honors.
Alumni. Sports anchor Robin Roberts
named 1996's top graduate; new Alumni director Kathy Pittman aims for community-campus
closeness, "fun" alumni events.
Development. An affordable way for
young alumni to contribute; scholarship donors invest in student success.
On the cover: Biology research associate
Frank Campo holds one of the small cypress trees he has
grown from seed in Southeastern's greenhouse; from phots by Claude Levet; Photoshop by Julie