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Summer work schedule begins Sunday, May 19
Effective May 19, the university will begin a four-day workweek with 10-hour days. The officially recognized work schedule for employees of the university will be from 7 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday with a 30-minute lunch break. The university will resume the four and a half workweek on August 11.
The university will observe Memorial Day on Monday, May 27, as a Presidential Closure day. The university will also be closed on Thursday, July 4, in observance of Independence Day, which is a designated holiday with pay.
It is recognized that work schedules within offices/work units may need to be varied from the officially recognized schedule in order to provide coverage due to special circumstances. The university has a Flexible Work Hours Policy to facilitate such requests. The policy can be located on the Human Resources website.
Time reports for classified employees are to reflect actual hours worked during the workweek. In the event an employee is required to work in excess of their officially recognized schedule, a request for approved overtime/k-time must be processed in advance through regular channels.
It is recognized that during this period there may be problems that arise which are not specifically addressed here. Please feel free to contact Sam Domiano at extension 2282 or Ms. Nettie Burchfield at extension 2088 as the need arises.
North Shore Focus scheduled May 14 at Capitol
North Shore Focus, a regionally-hosted gathering with state legislators, will be held at the Louisiana Capitol Tuesday, May 14, from 9 to 4 p.m.
This year's schedule includes informal briefings and updates from elected officials and legislators on healthcare, higher education, transportation and parish priorities from 9 to 11 a.m. in the Clairborne Building Marbois Room. A mix and mingle follows at noon until 3 p.m. at the Capitol Rotunda. Barry Erwin of CABL (Council for a Better Louisiana) will cap off the day with his presentation of "Political Theater 101: Grand Drama at the Capitol" at 3 p.m. in the Capitol Senate Committee Room C.
This is the 10-year anniversary for the collaborative advocacy event, designed to provide area business leaders with an opportunity to visit with legislators from across the state and present the North Shore region's legislative priorities, said Erin Cowser, Southeastern executive director of public and governmental affairs and Hammond Chamber of Commerce executive committee member. There is no cost to attend the event.
"Legislators tell us it makes their jobs that much easier when they're presented with collective plans and priorities," she said. "While each parish may have its specific needs and wants, collectively as a region, what's good for Tangipahoa is good for Livingston, what's good for Washington is good for St. Tammany, and vice versa."
As a true reflection of the state's fastest growing region, Cowser said the event's list of co-hosts continues to grow with representation of a fifth parish included this year. Co-hosts include the Livingston Economic Development Council, Livingston Chamber of Commerce, Livingston Parish Convention and Visitors Bureau, and St. Helena Parish Economic Development.
From St. Tammany Parish are the East St. Tammany Chamber of Commerce, St. Tammany Economic Development Foundation, St. Tammany Parish Tourist and Convention Commission, and St. Tammany West Chamber of Commerce.
Representing Tangipahoa Parish are the Amite Chamber of Commerce, Hammond Chamber of Commerce, Hammond Area Economic and Industrial Development District, Ponchatoula Chamber of Commerce, Southeast Louisiana Business Center, Tangipahoa Economic Development Foundation and the Tangipahoa Parish Convention and Visitors Bureau.
Washington Parish co-hosts include the Franklinton Chamber of Commerce and Washington Economic Development Foundation.
Northshore Technical Community College Alumni and the Southeastern Louisiana University Alumni Association, as well as the Northshore Legislative Alliance, are also regional partners.
Chamber members and representatives of the business community are encouraged to attend. For more information, contact the individual chamber offices or the Southeastern Alumni Association at 549-2150.
Vehicle registration goes online for Southeastern students
Southeastern students can now register their vehicle information online rather than having to register in person in order to purchase parking permits.
That's well received information for most students.
"I am glad to see vehicle registration moving to an online process," said sophomore Victoria McCarson of LaPlace. "This will make the process much faster and easier than having to wait in a line and physically out a form."
According to the Parking Department, students will need to complete the vehicle registration online prior to being issued a vehicle permit. This should be done prior to setting foot on campus for registration purposes.
To register online, students should log onto their Leonet account, go to self-serve and select vehicle registration. Select the appropriate term from the list, then select the type of vehicle and insert the requested information. After submission, this will add the parking fee onto students' Leonet account.
The Parking Department will issue permits in the fall semester at the University Center until after the second day classes begin and then move to the Parking Office, located in Pride Hall. During the spring and summer semesters, permits will be issued at the Parking Office only.
Students who need to register an additional vehicle, request a replacement decal or make a change, should review the parking rules and regulations at the University Police Department web page at www.southeastern.edu/admin/police or call the Parking Office during business hours at 549-5695.
Alumni Association Tangi Chapter hosts shrimp boil on May 17
The Tangi Chapter of the Southeastern Alumni Association is inviting alumni and friends to a shrimp boil on May 17.
Back by popular demand, it will be held at the Alumni Center and return to its original day of Friday. The event will take place from 5 to 7 p.m. Soft drinks will be provided, as well as corn, potatoes, hamburgers and desserts.
“We invite everyone to end the week with good food, good company and fun” said Alumni Director Kathy Pittman. “We have timed it so you can leave work, enjoy the shrimp and still have time to relax and get ready for the rest of the weekend.”
The cost is $12 per person in advance or $15 at the door. Advance registration is preferred. Free hamburgers will be provided for children under 12.
Participants may prepay and register online at www.southeastern.edu/alumni or call 549-2150.
Southeastern in the news
LSBDC hosts social media planning class
Incubator business prepares to leave the nest
SLU is dying a slow death (commentary)
Sherman: It;s karma, Bobby (Opinion)
Amite Tangi Digest
North Shore focus brings the story to Baton Rouge
SLU Phi Kappa Phi awards
Senior Salute to 2013 grads May 15 with party, pictures
Tangi Chapter Shrimp Boil May 17 at Alumni Center
Southeastern students can get parking permits online instead of waiting in line.
Southeastern fraternity among top 10
Eight students recognized for work on yearbook
Senior Salute Spring held at Southeastern
Science Act challenge not very effective
Hammond Daily Star
Provost enlists help of deans in academic review process
NO Times Picayune
Legislators to discuss north shore priorities at meeting in Baton Rouge
Fisher high school students already have college credit
This Week in Athletics
The Southeastern men's golf team will compete in the NCAA Baton Rouge Regional, while the baseball team will close out the regular season during this week in Southeastern Athletics.
Southeastern head coach Tim Baldwin's squad will make their fourth straight trip to the NCAA Regionals. Action begins in the 54-hole tournament on Thursday at 8 a.m. Second-round action begins at 8 a.m. on Friday before the 13-team field will play the final round on Saturday at 7:30 a.m. The lowest five team scores, plus the low individual not on those teams will advance to the NCAA Championships that will be played May 28-June 2 at the Capital City Club, Crabapple Course in Atlanta, Ga.
Southeastern, which claimed its fourth overall Southland Conference title, will be the No. 12 seed and will be part of a rugged field that features 2012 national runner-up Alabama, Florida, host LSU, Mississippi State and Conference USA champion Houston. Also included in the field are Northwestern, Tennessee, South Alabama, Big South champion Coastal Carolina, UAB, Missouri Valley champion Wichita State and future Southland Conference school Houston Baptist. Live scoring will be available at LionSports.net.
The Lion baseball team (31-21, 14-10 Southland) will close out the regular season this week and look to improve its seed for next week's Southland Conference Tournament. Southeastern will be in Lake Charles for a three-game series at league foe McNeese State, which opens with a 6:30 p.m. contest on Thursday. The series continues on Friday at 3 p.m. and concludes with a 1 p.m. game on Saturday. All of the action will be broadcast live in the Hammond area on KSLU-FM (90.9) and at LionSports.net.
Thursday, May 16
Men's Golf, at NCAA Regional, Baton Rouge, 8 a.m.
Baseball, at McNeese State, Lake Charles, 6:30 p.m. (KSLU)*
Friday, May 17
Men's Golf, at NCAA Regional, Baton Rouge, 8 a.m.
Baseball, at McNeese State, Lake Charles, 3 p.m. (KSLU)*
Saturday, May 18
Men's Golf, at NCAA Regional, Baton Rouge, 8 a.m.
Baseball, at McNeese State, Lake Charles, 1 p.m. (KSLU)*
* - Southland Conference contest
Mary Lou Strong (Library) and Dr. Stephen A. Sanders (Library) presented "I Saw the Light: Using a Survey of Freshman English Instructors to 'Illuminate' the Way to a Better Information Literacy Course" at the LOEX Annual Conference in Nashville on May 3. LOEX is an educational clearinghouse for library instruction and information literacy information.
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