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Released: 6-Sep-2017 12:05 PM EDT
Southeastern Radio Program ‘Rock School’ Wins Top Honors
Southeastern Louisiana University

Southeastern Louisiana University’s 90.9FM KSLU’s “Rock School” radio show has earned top honors again in this year’s Communicator Awards. The radio show, hosted by Southeastern Communication Professor Joe Burns, picked up its seventh statue in the 23rd Annual Awards competition for the episode “Jackson/McCartney and the ATV Catalogue.” picked up its seventh statue in the 23rd Annual Awards competition for the episode “Jackson/McCartney and the ATV Catalogue.”

Released: 27-Apr-2017 12:05 PM EDT
Southeastern Commits to Student Success with Four-Year Degree and No Tuition Increase Guarantee
Southeastern Louisiana University

Under "The Southeastern Promise," the university guarantees to eligible students who opt to participate: Southeastern will not raise tuition for participating students during their four-year tenure; Southeastern commits to providing availability of courses to ensure appropriate progress and enable degree attainment within four years.

Released: 13-Apr-2017 12:05 PM EDT
Southeastern Receives $10 Million Bequest, Largest Single Donation in Its History
Southeastern Louisiana University

A $10 million bequest to Southeastern Louisiana University -- the largest in its history -- will be used to fund scholarships to help increase the number of women enrolled in STEM programs.

Released: 11-Apr-2017 2:05 PM EDT
Southeastern Offers Only IB Certification Tract for Teachers in the South
Southeastern Louisiana University

Certification – which is granted by the International Baccalaureate Organization – prepares teachers to use advanced academic techniques in the growing number of IB schools. IB programs offer students in elementary through high school a comprehensive, demanding curriculum of advanced studies for highly motivated students.

Released: 23-Mar-2017 5:05 PM EDT
Buyer Beware: Southeastern Faculty Tackle Trend of 'Fake News'
Southeastern Louisiana University

Members of the communication faculty at Southeastern Louisiana University tackled questions about the term "fake news" at a panel discussion sponsored by the university’s Sims Memorial Library and Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society.

Released: 20-Feb-2017 2:05 PM EST
From Graduation to the Mayor's Office: Southeastern Alumna Serving as Mayor of Tangipahoa
Southeastern Louisiana University

VILLAGE LEADER – Trashica Robinson left her commencement ceremonies at Southeastern last December to learn she was elected mayor of the Village of Tangipahoa. The recent graduate of the College of Business says the skills she learned at Southeastern have prepared her to meet the challenges facing the village.

Released: 28-Sep-2016 4:05 PM EDT
Southeastern Experiments with Floating Marshland to Clean Stormwater Runoff
Southeastern Louisiana University

A Southeastern Louisiana University wetlands expert and graduate student are implementing a pilot project in an eight-acre pond to determine the feasibility of floating marshlands serving as a filter to clean ponds and other small bodies of water.

Released: 15-Aug-2016 2:05 PM EDT
Southeastern Students Win Mark of Excellence Awards
Southeastern Louisiana University

MARK OF EXCELLENCE-- Students at the Southeastern Channel, Southeastern’s educational cable channel on Charter 199, recently won six Mark of Excellence awards in television presented by the Society of Professional Journalists at their annual convention in New Orleans. The student newscast “Northshore News” won honors for the eighth time in the last nine years. Pictured from left are Rick Settoon, general manager of the Southeastern Channel; Tyler Waggenspack of Baton Rouge; Brittany Robinson of Slidell; Drew Sagona of Pearl River; and Dominique Brogle of Destrehan. Not pictured is Sarah Barbier of Mandeville.

Released: 21-Jun-2016 5:05 PM EDT
‘Free State of Jones’ Not Free of Historical Inaccuracies, Southeastern Professor Asserts
Southeastern Louisiana University

The movie "The Free State of Jones" tells the story of Confederate soldier and Union sympathizer Newton Knight who came to be known as a modern-day Robin Hood. But the historical record tells a different version of Knight, according to Deep South historian Samuel C. Hydge Jr.

Released: 16-Jun-2016 10:05 AM EDT
‘Mythbusters’ Consultant Makes Physics Understandable
Southeastern Louisiana University

Southeastern Louisiana University Physics Professor Rhett Allain is a strong advocate of sharing scientific views with the general public. He likes to break science down to a more easily understandable form. So the Discovery Channel’s show “Mythbusters,” which ended its run on TV this year, was a natural draw for him.

Released: 31-May-2016 11:05 AM EDT
Southeastern Finance Team Named Winner in National Community Bank Case Study Competition
Southeastern Louisiana University

A group of four Southeastern finance students took first place in the national Community Bank Case Study Competition based on their analysis and evaluation of Louisiana-based First Guaranty Bank.

Released: 24-May-2016 3:05 PM EDT
Professor Discusses Vocation of Teaching in New Book
Southeastern Louisiana University

"Teaching with Purpose: An Inquiry into the Who, Why, and How We Teach" emphasizes that teaching is more than a job; it is a vocation that carries with it significant responsibilities

Released: 31-Mar-2016 9:05 AM EDT
Southeastern Food Ranked Among Best in Country
Southeastern Louisiana University

Students’ opinions and taste buds earned Southeastern Louisiana University the 2016 Best College Food in Louisiana title and a national Top 100 ranking, too. The ranking, based on student reviews, takes into account meal plan costs and student access to healthy, quality food across a wide range of cuisines and dietary preferences. At the national level Southeastern came in at No. 77. No other Louisiana universities made the Top 100 cut.

Released: 15-Oct-2015 1:05 PM EDT
If Plato Were Alive Today, How Would He React to Modern Times?
Southeastern Louisiana University

If Plato were alive today, what would he think of our modern times? Specifically, how would he react to a modern world where secularism and religious fundamentalism are growing further apart?

Released: 29-Jun-2015 12:05 PM EDT
Art Exhibit to Transform Into Home for Fuller Center
Southeastern Louisiana University

A sculpture installation by artist Cedar Lorca Nordbye on exhibit at Southeastern Louisiana University’s Contemporary Art Gallery will be used to construct a new home for a local family upon conclusion of the exhibit. The exhibit, “Building Ethics,” is not only an art installation, but also a social action, according to Nordbye of Memphis. It will be on display in the gallery through Aug. 21.

Released: 21-Jan-2015 5:00 PM EST
Southeastern Ecologist Awarded Grant to Survey Bees
Southeastern Louisiana University

An evolutionary ecologist at Southeastern Louisiana University has been awarded a two-year grant to compare and survey bee communities in area conservation habitats. The $103,448 grant by the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries was awarded to Associate Professor of Biological Sciences Janice Bossart, who is performing a systematic survey of the native bee fauna in Southeast Louisiana.

Released: 9-Dec-2014 2:00 PM EST
Christmas Carols - Do You Know What They Mean?
Southeastern Louisiana University

It's the time of the year for Christmas carols, but unfortunately the true meaning of many carols have been lost over time.

Released: 8-Jul-2014 5:50 PM EDT
Software Company Develops Highly Accurate Grading Product
Southeastern Louisiana University

An award-winning software design and development company housed on Southeastern Louisiana University's campus is making tests easier – for teachers, not students. Seeking to make multiple choice grading more efficient, Envoc, working out of the business incubator in the Southeast Louisiana Business Center, has released a new education-based product called BubbleVision.

Released: 11-Jun-2014 3:00 PM EDT
Professor Outlines Problems, Solutions Regarding Information Technology Procurement by Government Agencies
Southeastern Louisiana University

Large scale information technology programs, such as that tied to the launch of the Affordable Care Act, often fail due to barriers associated with government procurement policies and other factors that cause inefficiency.

Released: 17-Apr-2014 2:00 PM EDT
ABC'S Robin Roberts to Receive Honorary Doctorate From Alma Mater
Southeastern Louisiana University

ABC-TV's "Good Morning America" co-host will receive honorary doctorate from Southeastern Louisiana University.

Released: 8-Apr-2014 10:00 PM EDT
ISTS to Offer Symposium on Collaborative Efforts Between Sea Turtle Conservationists and Fishers
Southeastern Louisiana University

On April 16, the International Sea Turtle Symposium (ISTS) in New Orleans, will hold a special session on how turtle conservationists and fishers can work more collaboratively to find joint solutions to the issues they face.

Released: 25-Mar-2014 10:00 AM EDT
Environmental Threats, Solutions for Sea Turtles, Other Topics to Be Discussed at International Meeting in New Orleans
Southeastern Louisiana University

— Sea turtles—a group of seven species thought to have evolved more than 200 million years ago—are currently under significant stress, especially in the Gulf of Mexico, primarily as a result of human negligence and industrialization. A group of more than 600 scientists, conservationists, students and others will meet in New Orleans April 10-17 to discuss this and a wide range of other topics at the 34th Annual Symposium on Sea Turtle Biology and Conservation, the main meeting of the International Sea Turtle Society

Released: 10-Oct-2013 10:40 AM EDT
Southeastern Sustainability Center Reaching Maturity
Southeastern Louisiana University

Precise energy management in buildings, solar panels to generate electricity and hot water, biodiesel from spent cooking oil and grease, major increases in recycling,, a tree and plant farm for landscaping, and wise use of rainwater runoff are some of the elements of the new Sustainability Center being developed at Southeastern Louisiana University.

Released: 10-Sep-2013 12:00 PM EDT
Psychologist Links Andes Crash and Survival Story to Human Evolution in New Book
Southeastern Louisiana University

The story of the Uruguayan rugby team, whose airplane crashed in the Andes Mountains in 1972 and had to resort to cannibalism to survive until their rescue, has strong roots in the history of human evolution, according to a Southeastern Louisiana University psychology professor.

Released: 28-Aug-2013 10:00 AM EDT
Professor Offers Insider Secrets to Success in College
Southeastern Louisiana University

A Southeastern Louisiana University professor of business offers college students valuable advice on making their way through a new educational venture and avoiding some common pitfalls.

Released: 23-May-2013 9:00 AM EDT
Conference Scheduled June 5-7 on Safe Use of Nanotechnology in Environmental Remediation
Southeastern Louisiana University

n inaugural national workshop will be held at Southeastern Louisiana University June 5-7 to try to provide some answers to the questions and concerns on the safe use of nanomaterials in environmental remediation.

Released: 16-Apr-2013 9:30 AM EDT
Standardized Testing Creates 'Toxic Environment' in Schools, Professor Says
Southeastern Louisiana University

Standardized testing has facilitated “an incredibly toxic environment in our schools and in our discourse about education, ultimately turning schools from learning centers to testing factories,” according to a Southeastern Louisiana University education professor. That emphasis on standardized testing has corrupted the focus on learning, turning school-aged children into “experimental pawns.”

Released: 8-Apr-2013 10:00 AM EDT
Avatars, Virtual Classroom Aid in Teacher Preparation
Southeastern Louisiana University

Student teacher candidates at Southeastern are practicing their skills in a virtual classroom before having to experience the real thing, gaining the opportunity to practice what can sometimes be a daunting experience.

Released: 6-Feb-2013 9:55 AM EST
Southeastern Historian Writes of Grant's Leadership Qualities
Southeastern Louisiana University

While undistinguished as a West Point cadet, Civil War General Ulysses S. Grant demonstrated an uncommon drive that characterized his later leadership characteristics, according to the newly released book "The Leadership of Ulysses S. Grant: A General Who Will Fight."

Released: 6-Nov-2012 12:55 PM EST
Workshop Planned on Nanotechnology in Environmental Remediation
Southeastern Louisiana University

A workshop on safe use of nanomaterials in environmental remediation will be held at Southeastern Louisiana University June 5-7, 2013. The event is one of the first of its kind in the Southeast and has been designed to provide involved parties to share perspectives, pose questions and develop ideas for guidelines for best practices that support safe nano-enabled environmental remediation.

Released: 4-Oct-2012 12:35 PM EDT
Left or Right? Social Media Sites Filled with Political Posts
Southeastern Louisiana University

With the Presidential election quickly approaching, social media sites such as Facebook are filled with political posturing and comments. A Southeastern Communication professor discusses the results of an unscientific poll of friends and associates who commonly post on political topics or candidates.

Released: 21-Sep-2012 2:30 PM EDT
"Rock School" Wins Award for Excellence
Southeastern Louisiana University

The weekly, hour-long radio program, Rock School, which airs on Southeastern Louisiana University's radio station KSLU-90.9 FM, has been awarded an International Communicator Award for Excellence.

Released: 4-Jun-2012 1:10 PM EDT
Librarian Wins National Award for Creating Website for Young Writers and Artists
Southeastern Louisiana University

A Southeastern Louisiana University librarian will receive the American Library Association's Scholastic Library Award for his development of a web site that links the works of young writers and illustrators. Paul Kelsey, creator of "Launch Pad: Where Young Authors and Illustrators Take Off," created the site when his young daughter was looking for a place to publish her essay.

Released: 12-Mar-2012 12:00 PM EDT
Alternative Sources, Conservation Save Southeastern in Energy Costs
Southeastern Louisiana University

By increasingly using solar panels, generating its own biodiesel fuel, and employing computer-monitored energy management systems, Southeastern Louisiana University is saving dollars in energy costs.

Released: 5-Jan-2012 1:00 PM EST
Southeastern Author Writes Novel Based at the Battle of New Orleans
Southeastern Louisiana University

A Southeastern Louisiana University police investigator has released an hisotrical novel of love and war based at the historic Battle of New Orleans. "Battle Kiss" incorporates three points of view from American, British and Creole angles.

Released: 21-Sep-2011 11:30 AM EDT
RFID Holds Potential in Waste Management, Recycling Efforts
Southeastern Louisiana University

In the not too distant future, trash cans and recycling bins may bear scannable identification codes in an effort to reduce the volume of trash discarded while increasing the amount of recycled materials, says an expert in radio frequency identification.

Released: 15-Sep-2011 8:00 PM EDT
Physics Professor a Modern Day ‘Mr. Wizard’
Southeastern Louisiana University

Southeastern Louisiana University physicist Rhett Allain is a modern day "Mr. Wizard." Author of the highly popular science blog "Dot Physics," he analyzes ideas and concepts and presents the science in relatively easy to understand language.

Released: 18-Jul-2011 10:00 AM EDT
Terrorism Expert Claims Groups Hijack Religion to Support Female Suicide Bombings
Southeastern Louisiana University

In their attempts to legitimize suicide bombings, many terrorist groups such as Hamas and Al Queda have crafted a reinterpretation of Muslim doctrine and teachings.

Released: 6-Jun-2011 4:20 PM EDT
Researcher Exploring State Oversight and Regulatory Needs on Emerging Nanomaterial Use
Southeastern Louisiana University

While nanomaterials are being used increasingly in products and other commercial applications, few state agencies are adequately equpped for oversight and regulation. A Southeastern researcher is exploring the information and technical needs of state government agencies.

Released: 3-May-2011 3:15 PM EDT
Military Recruiting Videos Create Misconceptions About Real War, Research Suggests
Southeastern Louisiana University

War-based video games can sometimes create misleading perceptions of war for military recruits which could conflict with current military training.

Released: 7-Apr-2011 11:00 AM EDT
Nursing Students Encourage 'Safe Surfing'
Southeastern Louisiana University

With increasing concern about online predators, Southeastern nursing students have developed a teaching module to instruct teenagers on Internet safety.

Released: 21-Feb-2011 12:00 PM EST
Clams Studied as Way to Help Clean Oil-filled Waters
Southeastern Louisiana University

Researchers at Southeastsern Louisiana University are evaluating the possibility of using the native Rangia clam as a means of helping to clean oil-polluted waters.

Released: 20-Jan-2011 8:00 AM EST
TV Sneaks in as Part of Modern Day Food Pyramid
Southeastern Louisiana University

Increasingly, television has become a staple in the modern American diet, a trend that has negative effects on family interactions as well as diet.

Released: 7-Dec-2010 2:30 PM EST
Dyslexia Simulation Exercises Prepare Future Teachers
Southeastern Louisiana University

Teacher candidates at Southeastern Louisiana University must undergo a series of dyslexia simulation exercises designed so they experience the same frustrations children with dyslexia feel in the classroom.

Released: 18-Nov-2010 11:55 AM EST
What Was the First Rock 'n' Roll Song?
Southeastern Louisiana University

A Southeastern communications professor and rock historian has determined what he considers to be the first rock 'n' roll song after extensive research into the music genre.

Released: 6-Oct-2010 9:00 AM EDT
Maggot Art Used to Educate Youngsters
Southeastern Louisiana University

Southeastern biologist and entomolgist Erin Watson is using blowfly larve -- tools typically used in crime scene investigations -- in art projects with youngsters and taking the opportunity to educate them about the important role insects play in nature. She will be demonstrating the project at the National Science and Engineering in Washington, D.C. later this month.

Released: 28-Sep-2010 11:35 AM EDT
Twitter Used to Predict Flu Outbreaks
Southeastern Louisiana University

By using social networks such as Twitter, researchers can more quickly and inexpensively determine trends in spread of contagious diseases such as influenza.

Released: 17-Sep-2010 9:00 AM EDT
Digital Photography Exhibit Attracts Participants Worldwide
Southeastern Louisiana University

An exhibit of photography taken exclusively by cell phones attracted more than 400 submissions from participants worldwide.

Released: 16-Aug-2010 8:00 AM EDT
Southeastern Students Save Dollars by Renting Textbooks
Southeastern Louisiana University

Since 1935, Southeastern Louisiana University has offered a textbook rental system, which saves students thousands of dollars in textbook purchases.

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