higher education

Grambling State University
2:04 pm
Tue September 4, 2012

Grambling receives $205K gift

Willis-Knighton Health Systems has donated $205,000 to Grambling State University.

The News-Star reports that Grambling President Frank G. Pogue says the funds will be used to help attract high-level faculty for the university's health care programs.

Willis-Knighton is the region's largest health care firm.

Pogue says the total could grow to $325,000 with additional contributions by the state.

Willis-Knighton Health Systems President and CEO James Elrod says the donation will create three endowed professorships in the health sciences.

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Hurricane Isaac
8:55 pm
Tue August 28, 2012

Threat from Isaac closes SLU

Classes and all activities at Southeastern Louisiana University have been canceled through Friday because of the threat from Hurricane Isaac.

The university says classes will resume on Tuesday after the Labor Day holiday.

The Hammond campus and its St. Tammany Center in Mandeville, Livingston Parish Literacy and Technology Center in Walker and nursing school in Baton Rouge will open for staff to return on Friday.

Hurricane Isaac
2:00 pm
Tue August 28, 2012

McNeese State will close Wednesday

McNeese State University will be closed on Wednesday.

Essential personnel in critical areas were notified Tuesday by their supervisors if they are to report to work on Wednesday. Students and all other personnel are strongly encouraged to stay off roadways.

A decision about re-opening on Thursday will be made by 6 p.m. Wednesday.

Housing, Rowdy's Cafeteria and the Convenience Store will remain open for resident students.

Hurricane Isaac
11:50 am
Tue August 28, 2012

Nicholls State cancels classes through Thursday

Nicholls State University in Thibodaux has canceled classes and all on-campus events through Thursday.

University officials say students are not being evacuated from campus but residence hall students have been encouraged to leave.

Those who cannot leave will be permitted to remain in the residence halls, university officials say.

Tropical Storm Isaac
6:33 pm
Mon August 27, 2012

Southern University campuses shut down for Isaac

The Southern University System is shutting down campuses in advance of the storm.

The system announced that Southern University-New Orleans has canceled all remaining classes Monday and will remain shuttered through Wednesday. SUNO is evacuating 90 students living in residential facilities to the system's Baton Rouge campus.

Meanwhile, the Baton Rouge campus won't hold classes Tuesday and Wednesday, the system announced.

Tropical Storm Isaac
10:56 am
Mon August 27, 2012

University of New Orleans to cancel classes beginning at noon

Given the projected path and strength of Tropical Storm Isaac, the University of New Orleans will cancel all classes beginning at noon today, and all non-essential personnel are released at this time.

Campus will officially close at 4:30 p.m. today and will remain closed at least Tuesday and Wednesday. Please continue to monitor your e-mail, the UNO website, social media and local news media reports for updates on when UNO will reopen campus and resume classes.

You may also call the UNO main switchboard at (504) 280-6000 or 1-888-514-4275 to receive updates.

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Environment
2:46 pm
Sat August 25, 2012

LSU scientist receives environmental award

An LSU scientist has received the Wetland Lifetime Achievement Award from the International Association for Ecology.

The Advocate reports the award was presented to Eugene Turner during the organization's International Wetland Conference held in Orlando, Fla., in June.

Turner is a distinguished research master and holds the Shell Endowed Chair in Oceanography and Wetland Studies at LSU.

His work has focused on low oxygen levels in Louisiana coastal areas, a phenomenon known as the "dead zone."

Nicholls State University
12:22 pm
Sat August 25, 2012

Nicholls to offer master's in nursing

Nicholls State University is going ahead with plans to offer a master of nursing program beginning in spring 2013.

The university recently received approval from the Louisiana State Board of Nursing to offer the program under its College of Nursing and Allied Health.

Master's candidates will be able to choose from four areas of concentration: family nurse practitioner, family psychiatric/mental health nurse practitioner, nursing educator or nursing executive.

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8:13 pm
Fri August 24, 2012

2012 Satchmo Summerfest Seminar Series Co-Produced by UNO History Professor and WWNO Radio Host

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UNO history professor Connie Zeanah Atkinson and WWNO’s Fred Kasten teamed up earlier this month to help produce the 12th annual Satchmo Summerfest seminars, held Aug. 4-8 at the Old Mint, Louisiana State Museum, during the annual Satchmo Summerfest Festival. They worked together with Tulane University’s Bruce Raeburn and historian Jon Pult, as well as Marci Schramm, executive director of French Quarter Festivals, Inc.
The Treme Brass Band welcomed guests earlier this month to Satchmo Summerfest 2012 in the spirit of American jazz trumpeter and singer Louis Armstrong, who hailed from New Orleans.
LSU Sports
3:03 pm
Tue August 21, 2012

Singers sought for LSU sports events

Open auditions will be held Saturday for individual singers or groups who want to perform "The Star Spangled Banner" at many LSU sporting events Saturday.

Anthem singing for LSU football games is excluded.

The Advocate reports auditions are set for 10 a.m. to noon in the Recital Hall of the LSU School of Music building.

More information is available by calling the LSU athletics marketing and promotions office at 225-578-6884 or by email at promotions@lsu.edu.

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