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The Mid-South Educational Research Association

The

September 2015 Volume 43, Issue 3

Researcher

2015 ANNUAL MEETING November 4-6 Lafayette, Louisiana

Annual Meeting Registration and Hotel Information at www.msera.org

What’s Inside

LAFAYETTE, LOUISIANA

2015 ANNUAL MEETING HOTEL RESERVATION DEADLINE

Program Chair’s Message

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President’s Message

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Things To Do

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Officers and Directors

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Hotel Information

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Future Meetings

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Editors’ Column

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The Mid-South Educational

OCTOBER 12, 2015 MSERA 2015: Investigating Today to Improve Education Tomorrow

RESEARCHER Julie A. Holmes Randy Parker Editors


Greetings from the 2015 MSERA Program Chair!

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I hope each of you is off to a great semester! The proposal review process is nearly complete and I am hoping to notify authors of the status of their proposals by September 1, 2015. We had over 225 proposal submissions on a plethora of topics sure to interest anyone in the field of education. Thus, our proposal reviewers have been quite busy! Thanks to each of you who contributed your research, encouraged your colleagues and graduate students to submit their research and/or served as a proposal reviewer. Please know that we will have one of the best MSERA annual meetings ever because of you! The registration information is now available (http:// msera.org/ annualmeeting. html) so please be sure to preregister. Also, continue to pass along the annual meeting information to your colleagues and graduate students, particularly if they have never attended so they can join us in Lafayette and see what an awesome organization

MSERA is and enjoy some delicious Cajun cuisine lagniappe! I sincerely hope to see each of you at the annual MSERA meeting, November 4-6, 2015 at the Doubletree by Hilton Hotel Lafayette. If you have questions about your proposals or the program, please contact me, Dr. Rebecca Robichaux-Davis, at rrr102@msstate.edu. To those of you who have already been in contact with me, thank you for your interest and eagerness with regards to attending and presenting at the 2015 MSERA Meeting. Thanks again for your dedication to our profession. I’m looking forward to being able to share the specifics of the program at some point during September! Can’t wait to see you in Lafayette in November! Laissez les bon temps rouler! Rebecca R. RobichauxDavis


PRESIDENT’S MESSAGE Hello. I hope your semester is off to a wonderful start. We are excited about both the quantity and quality of submissions for the upcoming fall conference. You are sure to have a wonderful experience in Lafayette November 4 – 6. When you make your hotel reservations, even if you are using hotel points instead of the great MSERA rate, be sure to tell them that you are with our organization to ensure that we get the low rates on meeting rooms. Plan to attend a committee meeting leading into the Business Meeting and become involved (or stay involved) with MSERA. The strength of our organization is the dedication of our members. Two ways in which we recognize extraordinary service and contributions are through the Harry Bowman Service Award and the Walter Mathews Historical Contributions Award. We award these honors to new recipients annually at the Fall Business Meeting. Please email nominations for these awards to me by October 1 at: dr.hughesgail@gmail.com The Harry Bowman Service Award was created in 1992 to honor Harry Bowman who has served and continues to serve MSERA meritoriously. The intent of this service award is to recognize someone for ongoing service to MSERA over a period of years. This award may be presented to any MSERA member who has rendered meritorious service to the association over a period of years. The service rendered may be as an officer and/or as a non-officer member

who has served the organization continuously in significant ways over a period of years. Recent recipients include: Randy Parker, Gahan Bailey, Ava Pugh, William Spencer, and Walt Mathews. The Walter M. Mathews Historical Contributions Award was created in 1999 to honor Walter Mathews, the founder of MSERA. The intent of the award is to recognize those who have contributed to change within the association to achieve the evolving vision. Recipients of this award should have a record of enabling the association to change in positive ways to benefit the MSERA membership over a period of years. Individuals who are nominated for this award may be longstanding members of MSERA, former MSERA officers, and/or MSERA members who served as mentors to new professional and student members. Recent recipients include: Jane Nell Luster, James E. McLean, Mary Beth Evans, Judith A. Boser, Cliff Hofwolt, David Morse, and Linda Morse. I look forward to seeing you in November.

Gail Hughes


LOTS of Things to Do! Let’s Eat!

The best ones nearby are -Blue Dog Cafe -Jolie's Bistro -Ti'Coons -Edie's -Bread & Circus -Hub City Diner -Zeus Cafe -Bibi's Cafe( for gluten free yummy) There are sooooo many more. Come hungry!

Let’s Shop!

Some favorites are -Red Arrow -Artisan Jewelry -Vanessa V -Shi Shi -Shoe La La -Parc Lafayette shops -River Ranch shops

Let’s Have Fun! -Hilliard Museum -Acadiana Council for the Arts (ACA) -Lafayette Science Museum -Randal's if you feel like dancing -Blue Moon Saloon -Prejeans (dancing again) -Saturday Farmer's Market at the Horse Farm -Downtown alive on Fridays ( depends on weather) 4

MSERA 2015 OFFICERS & BOARD OF DIRECTORS President

Gail Hughes

President-Elect

Dustin Hebert

Secretary

Shannon Chiasson

Past-President

Kathy Campbell Executive Director Cliff Hofwolt Historian

Jane Nell Luster

Alabama Director

Nancy Gaillard Arkansas Director Rachelle Miller Florida Director

Franz Reneau

Kentucky Director Yuejin Xu Louisiana Director Susannah Craig Mississippi Director Rebecca Robichaux-Davis Tennessee Director Jwa Kim At-Large Director

Mindy Crain-Dorough

At-Large Director

Carol Christian

At-Large Director

Larry Daniel


2015 Annual Meeting Hotel Information Our 2015 Annual meeting will be held at the

Doubletree by Hilton~Lafayette (Formerly the Hilton-Lafayette) Room Rates Single

Double

Two Double Beds

$114

$114

One King Bed

$124

$124

One Bedroom – Executive Level Suit Reservation deadline:

$379

$379

Monday – October 12, 2015

337.235.6111 Plan to join us in Lafayette for our 44th Annual Meeting !!!

Please Remember...MSERA can afford to keep our conference fees low when we have members reserve rooms at the conference hotel.

Transportation Information The DoubleTree has shuttles to and from the airport. There is a courtesy phone available at baggage claim at the Lafayette Regional Airport. Or hotel guests can call the hotel in advance to arrange a pick-up. Taxi and other transportation are available through Acadiana Tux and Limo (337) 2886777. Welcome! 5


FUTURE CONFERENCE DATES NOVEMEBER 2016

Editors’ Colum As part of the “Louisiana Krewe” we are looking forward to welcoming you to the 44th Annual

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Meeting this November in Lafayette. Please encour-

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age your colleagues to attend and help insure a successful and meaningful Annual Meeting.

NOVEMBER 2017 THE MILL AT MSU STARKVILLE, MS GOT AN IDEA FOR A FUTURE MSERA MEETING SITE? CONTACT: GAHAN BAILEY

We are also grateful for the continued support provided by Louisiana Tech University through the Department of Curriculum, Instruction, and Leadership and the College of Education for the production of the Researcher in 2015. We welcome suggestions and

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comments from the membership on both content and

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format as we move forward with future issues of the

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Researcher – please feel free to contact us at anytime.

The Mid-South Educational RESEARCHER Published at Louisiana Tech University for the Mid-South Educational Research Association Department of Curriculum, Instruction, and Leadership P.O. Box 3161, Louisiana Tech University Ruston, LA 71272 Julie A. Holmes Randy Parker Editors

Photo Credits: Hilton Hotels Lafayette CVB Louisiana Tech University Randy Parker

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