The Lion's Roar

Writer-in-residence Gautreaux presents his short story “Idols”

Writer-in-residence Gautreaux presents his short story “Idols”

Jennifer Clesi

October 22, 2010


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Tim Gautreaux, Southeastern's Writer-in-Residence and retired professor from Southeastern after more than 30 years, recently read one of his latest short stories here on campus. The story, titled "Idols," was based on characters from two separate books by the deceased author Flannery O'Connor. Gautreaux an...

Connors, behind the facemask

Connors, behind the facemask

Jennifer Guccione

October 22, 2010


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After an injury that sidelined him for all but three games of the 2009 season, graduate student Tommy Connors returned to the field and the game he loves so much. Connors, an all-american candidate and one of the Southland Conference's most tenacious defenders, came back after graduation  to do...

Grad Student’s piece selected by Louisiana Philharmonic

Grad Student’s piece selected by Louisiana Philharmonic

Nicholas Robert

October 22, 2010


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On Wednesday, Sept. 29, Southeastern music theory graduate student Brian Hanson was in New Orleans to watch his composition be performed by one of the top orchestras in the country. Hanson's composition, "East of the Garden," was one of seven pieces performed by the Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra...

Writer-in-residence Marshall presents poetry

Writer-in-residence Marshall presents poetry

Jennifer Clesi

October 22, 2010


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On Oct. 12, Beverly Marshall and Dr. Jack Bedell read their works to a group of listeners in the Contemporary Art Gallery on Southeastern's campus. The readings were part of "The Louisiana Connection: Readings in Poetry and Prose," a collection of readings presented by the Columbia Theatre for the Pe...

SFA dismantled by late McWhirter goal

SFA dismantled by late McWhirter goal

Don Aime

October 22, 2010


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Down fell the leagues' co-leader  Sunday afternoon at the Southeastern Soccer Complex. Sophomore midfielder Kerry McWhirter helped the Lady Lions topple Southland Conference (SLC) juggernaut Stephen F. Austin (SFA), 2-1, with a late game-winning goal at the 72 minute mark. The Ladyjacks, who had a...

‘Demon Rum’ intoxicates capacity crowd

‘Demon Rum’ intoxicates capacity crowd

Brennan Carney

October 22, 2010


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Louisiana is historically known as having been a safe haven for pirates, smugglers and profiteers. Capitalizing on this notoriety, the department of history and political sciences started their annual "Then and Now" lecture series with the presentation "Delivering Demon Rum: Prohibition Rum-Running in...

Homecoming activities return to campus

Homecoming activities return to campus

Candace Nall

October 22, 2010


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Homecoming is approaching fast, and there are many events taking place on campus in celebration of it. Kicking off the week of festivities is the quiz bowl that is being hosted by the Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi. It will be held this afternoon from 2-6 p.m. in the Student Union Ballroom. Teams wil...

Former Lion Miley Named D-Back Organization All-Star

Former Lion Miley Named D-Back Organization All-Star

October 22, 2010


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Former Southeastern Louisiana University pitcher Wade Miley was selected as an Arizona Diamondback's Minor League All-Star in a release by the major league organization on Thursday. Miley, a Loranger native who played at Southeastern from 2006-08, was selected as the D-Backs' top left-handed starting ...

Wayne Ricks bestowed 2010 Louisiana State Star award

Wayne Ricks bestowed 2010 Louisiana State Star award

Brennan Carney

October 22, 2010


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Wayne Ricks, Senior Business Consultant at Southeastern's Louisiana Small Business Development Center, was awarded the 2010 Louisiana State Star by the Louisiana Small Business Development Center (LSBDC). The award was recently presented at the conference of the Association of Small Business Developme...

Dream Team to host food drive

Dream Team to host food drive

Kayla Sharp

October 22, 2010


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Homecoming Week 2010 is approaching, and it is bringing with it many events for the Southeastern campus community to take part in. One event in particular is the annual "A Ton of Fun Food Drive," which will take place in the Student Union Mall on Thursday, Oct. 21, from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Donations will be a...

‘Where’d all the good people go?’

Brennan Carney

October 22, 2010


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If you own a television or can read, or if you have not been in a comatose state for the past 20 years, you have probably noticed the growing plague of sensationalism and gross bias inundating the modern media. This epidemic is characterized by media outlets heavily emphasizing stories with rampant sh...

Faculty journeys through percussion history

Faculty journeys through percussion history

Ryne Berthelot

October 22, 2010


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Faculty members of the department of fine and performing arts came together in a four-member recital to honor "The History of Percussion" on Monday, Oct. 4, in the Pottle Music Building Auditorium. The recital was opened by percussion professors Kevin Estoque and Dr. Guy Gauthreaux and was later acc...