Originally published on Tue March 31, 2015 2:30 pm
The University of Louisiana at Monroe and surrounding community opened the doors to its new International Student Center Tuesday.
The center was funded by a donation from ULM alum Eric Liew. Liew, a CEO for a medical supply company, says the house provides many conveniences for students when they first arrive at the university. "A large kitchen to prepare their favorite foods, TV viewing areas, bedrooms, laundry area, all convenient," says Liew.
“You have to remember what you may be losing in the higher education system as you go into deeper cuts,” warns Public Affairs Research Council president Robert Travis Scott.
Scott addressed the Baton Rouge Press Club Monday, focusing on PAR’s new report, “Innovation in Louisiana”, which analyzes state support for university research programs. Those programs bring in grant money up front, and licensing revenue from patents for years afterwards. Scott notes that continued state budget cuts to higher education are impacting the amounts and numbers of research grants Louisiana’s universities are able to access.
Legislators, city officials, and business leaders spoke to University of Louisiana at Monroe students, faculty, and community members about proposed cuts to the state's public colleges and universities. The forum was hosted by the ULM Faculty Senate, Staff Senate, and Student Government Association.
Originally published on Mon March 30, 2015 3:56 pm
As state law restricts sexual education curriculum, and who can teach it in schools, community organizations are taking up the task.
Earlier this year, an HIV advocacy group in Baton Rouge launched a program called Fantastic Young Individuals. On March 31, the second session of FYI begins, with students learning the basics of reproductive health.
A Minnesota firm that works with millions of small businesses is celebrating its centennial year by putting the spotlight on 100 mom-and-pop companies that do good. Deluxe Corp. calls it the Small Business Revolution.
Several Louisiana firms are part of the campaign, including Brothers and Sisters in Arms Dog Training founded by Phillip Ruddock. He trained 31 service dogs last year for veterans suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder and traumatic brain injury.
“Is your hospital next?” asked a sign prominently displayed during a February 11 rally on the state Capitol steps, protesting the planned closure of Baton Rouge General’s Mid-City Emergency Room. With that ER shutting down tomorrow—an unintended consequence of privatizing Louisiana’s charity hospital system—it’s a question that continues to trouble Baton Rouge Rep. Patricia Smith.
Originally published on Sat March 28, 2015 12:55 pm
Gardeners often gripe about how difficult it is to grow plants in shady areas. The trouble mostly occurs when sun-loving plants are planted in the shade. Gardening in the shade can be and should be just as enjoyable as successful as gardening in sunnier areas.
Originally published on Mon March 30, 2015 10:51 am
Aired Friday, March 27, at 11 a.m. Kermit Poling and Lois Robinson, Executive Director of the Shreveport Symphony Orchestra about Broadway Nights: Heroes, Monsters, & Madmen featuring guest soloist Craig Schulman, Conducted by Kermit Poling. The concert takes place Saturday, March 28, at 7:30 p.m. For more information go online to Shreveport Symphony Orchestra or call 318-227-8863.
Originally published on Tue March 31, 2015 11:11 am
What makes a Broadway song memorable? Why is a song placed at a particular moment in a musical? Questions like these are explored in a new book from Dr. Mark Clark, Associate Professor of Music and Acting at the University of Louisiana at Monroe.