HAMMOND – Southeastern Louisiana University will launch the 2013-14 academic year with its annual fall convocation for faculty and staff on Friday, Aug. 16, at the Columbia Theatre for the Performing Arts in downtown Hammond.
Scheduled for 10:30 a.m., the convocation will include a state of the university address by President John L. Crain. Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs Tammy Bourg will preside over the event, which is open to the public.
The event will include presentation of the President’s Awards for Excellence, the university’s highest faculty and staff honors, as well as recognition of service of faculty and staff who have been with the university for 25, 30, 40, 45 and 50 years.
Also scheduled to be recognized are faculty tenure and promotions, emeritus faculty designations and donors who have established newly endowed professorships and scholarships. The university will also unveil its newly-redesigned web site.
The university will provide a shuttle service for the event for faculty and staff to and from the parking facility adjacent to Strawberry Stadium beginning at 9:30 a.m. The annual Alumni Association-sponsored picnic at Twelve Oaks on campus will immediately follow the morning's ceremonies. Additional sponsors of the picnic are Aramark, First Guaranty Bank, and North Oaks Health System.