Southeastern NEWS Southeastern Louisiana University Public Information Office SLU 880, Hammond, LA 70402 504/549-2341/fax 504-549-2061 firstname.lastname@example.org www.selu.edu/NewsEvents Date: 2/5/98 Contact: Amber Danos 86 Editors: Photo accompanies release SLU WELCOMES NEW DIRECTOR OF STUDENT PUBLICATIONS/TECHNOLOGY HAMMOND -- Matthew Tarver has joined the Southeastern Louisiana University staff as the new director of Student Publications/Technology. Tarver is a graduate of the University of Southwestern Louisiana where he earned a bachelor's degree in English, with a minor in Mass Communications. He earned a master's degree with a concentration in Professional Writing and Desktop Publishing also from the USL. He is currently working on his doctoral degree. Tarver succeeds Vic Couvillion, who headed Southeastern student publications for almost three decades. Couvillion retired in December. Tarver, who has been on the job since January, said, So far it s been great. The best part is I get to work with the students and the publishing technology. Tarver s plans for both the "Lion's Roar" student newspaper and "Le Souvenir" yearbook publications at Southeastern are to have them on-line and updated frequently. He also wants to enhance the publications technology to produce more digitized images and graphic design, and to have the editors of both publications be more active spokespersons on campus for the publications office and Southeastern.