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7:00 am
Fri January 25, 2013

EU Ambassador Visiting New Orleans

EU Ambassador to US speaking at Tulane University

The European Union’s ambassador to the United States will be speaking next week at Tulane University. His lecture will highlight how the EU is relevant to Louisiana and the United States.

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Higher Education
5:00 pm
Thu January 17, 2013

New Delta Community College Chancellor Takes Over Jan. 28

Barbara Hanson says she's excited and ready to step into her new role as Louisiana Delta Community College's newest chancellor.

Hanson, who was vice president for learning at San Jacinto College-Central Campus in Pasadena, Texas, was chosen for the position Jan. 4 during a special meeting of the Louisiana Community and Technical College System Board of Supervisors in Baton Rouge.

The News-Star reports Hanson will assume her new responsibilities on Jan. 28.

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Higher Education
10:00 am
Thu January 17, 2013

SLU Offers Seminar on Social Media Marketing

The Louisiana Small Business Development Center at Southeastern Louisiana University will partner with the Franklinton Chamber of Commerce for a seminar focused on social media marketing.

The session will be held on Jan. 30 from 1-3 p.m. at the Franklinton Town Hall.

There is no cost to attend, but pre-registration is requested. Wi-Fi will be available during the class, so participants can bring a fully charged laptop, tablet or smartphone.

Higher Education
9:00 am
Thu January 17, 2013

Accrediting Reaffirmed for ULM Majors

The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business has reaffirmed accreditation of the University of Louisiana-Monroe's majors in business and accounting.

The News-Star reports about 650 business schools in 45 countries and territories are accredited by the association.

The ULM programs are housed in the College of Business.

8:00 pm
Wed January 16, 2013

UNO Marketing Blitz Tries to Stem Student Losses

The University of New Orleans is putting its name everywhere from social media outlets to highway billboards and trailers at local movie theaters.

New Orleans CityBusiness reports that the extensive marketing and branding campaign is an attempt to boost student enrollment, which has declined steadily over the past three years.

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McNeese State University
11:00 am
Wed January 16, 2013

Air Force Band to Perform at McNeese

Gateway Brass, the brass ensemble of the Air Force Band of the West, will present a free concert Jan. 24 at McNeese State University.

The performance is planned for 7:30 p.m. at the university's Shearman Fine Arts Performing Arts Theatre.

Gateway Brass, stationed in Texas, has performed around the country and plays a variety of musical styles.

10:00 am
Tue January 15, 2013

SLU Offers Small Business Counseling

The Louisiana Small Business Development Center at Southeastern Louisiana University is working with business organizations in the Florida Parishes to offer counseling sessions for business owners.

The sessions are free and confidential, and are by appointment only. They are offered in Livingston, St. Helena, Washington and St. Tammany parishes.

More information is available by calling the business center at 985-549-3831 or online at www.lsbdc.org/slu.

Higher Education
9:00 am
Tue January 15, 2013

Construction Begins on Terrebonne College Expansion

Construction of an expansion has begun at Fletcher Technical Community College in the Terrebonne Parish community of Schriever.

The Courier reports ground was broken for the BP Integrated Production Technologies Building this past week.

The $5.2 million building, which will house training equipment and classrooms, is partly financed by a $4 million donation from oil giant BP.

2:00 pm
Mon January 14, 2013

ULM Releases Audit Findings

An audit of the University of Louisiana at Monroe shows the university is missing funds totaling $58,554 from its Department of Recreational Services as a result of cash control deficiencies.

The audit, released Thursday by the Louisiana legislative auditor, noted that additional funds could be missing because some pre-numbered receipts had been removed from the receipt books and about three months of cash register tapes were not located.

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Higher Education
12:00 pm
Sat January 12, 2013

Hanson New La. Delta Community College Chancellor

Barbara M. Hanson has been chosen as the new chancellor of Louisiana Delta Community College by the Louisiana Community and Technical College System Board of Supervisors.

The announcement was made Friday.

Hanson is currently the Vice President for Learning at San Jacinto College's Central Campus in Pasadena, Texas. A news release from the Louisiana system said she will assume responsibilities as LDCC Chancellor on Jan. 28. LDCC has campuses and facilities in Monroe and other cities in north Louisiana.