higher education

2:00 pm
Fri January 11, 2013

Louisiana Tech Working to Welcome New Bulldog

It's been nearly six months since Louisiana Tech University's mascot Tech XX died, and university officials say Tech XXI should be named by this spring if everything goes according to plan.

Jim King, Tech's vice president of student affairs, tells The Times a major part of the delay is Tech's need to obtain a federal permit before owning another bulldog.

King says his office is working with the school's student government association, which owns the animal, to meet requirements of the federal Animal Welfare Act.

Higher Education
7:00 pm
Wed January 9, 2013

LSU Reorganization Advisory Panel Begins Its Work

An advisory panel that will offer guidance to the LSU System board about ways to reorganize the system and its campuses has begun its work.

The 10-person group, which held its first meeting Tuesday, is working on a tight timeline, expected to provide its first recommendations to the Board of Supervisors in March.

The Board of Supervisors is merging the jobs of system president and chancellor of the flagship campus in Baton Rouge as part of a planned revamp of the multi-campus university system.

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Higher Education
8:00 pm
Mon January 7, 2013

New, Old Appointees to Regents, SU Board

Gov. Bobby Jindal has made appointments to two of the state's higher education boards; the Board of Regents and the Southern University Board of Supervisors.

Among those appointed Friday to the Southern board is Leon Tarver, a former president of Southern.

New members named to the Southern board were Michael Small, of Slidell, a senior network engineer at Computech Solutions Inc.; and Raymond Fondel Jr., of Lake Charles, who owns an insurance agency.

Higher Education
4:00 pm
Mon January 7, 2013

New Chancellor for Central La. Community College

Rodney Ellis has been named chancellor of Central Louisiana Technical Community College.

The Town Talk reports that Ellis will take over his new job next month. He currently serves as executive vice president at Atlanta (Ga.) Technical College.

CLTCC is in the early stages of a transition into a full-service technical and community college.

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2:00 pm
Mon January 7, 2013

LSU AgCenter Extension Service Head Retiring

The head of the Louisiana Cooperative Extension Service is retiring after more than 34 years with the LSU AgCenter.

Paul Coreil said Friday that he will leave the administration July 1.

He will continue with other national and state committee and professional obligations until Sept. 15.

Coreil has been vice chancellor of the AgCenter and director of the extension service for 12 years.

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Higher Education
1:35 pm
Tue January 1, 2013

Nicholls Upgrades Website Features

Nicholls State University officials say upgrades to the university's website should make it easier for prospective students to apply.

Officials say students can research scholarship information, make formal application for admission to the university and track the process of an application.

More information is available online at www.nicholls.edu/apply.

3:46 pm
Mon December 24, 2012

SLU Offers Bookkeeping Certificate Program

Southeastern Louisiana University will offer a bookkeeping certificate program beginning in February.

Three courses make up the program, which uses QuickBooks 2012 software.

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Higher Education
2:55 pm
Wed December 19, 2012

ULM's Small Business Center Gets $2.5M Grant

The University of Louisiana at Monroe has received $2.5 million to fund operations at the Louisiana Small Business Development Center. The funds come from the U.S. Small Business Administration and Louisiana Economic Development.

The News-Star reports the ULM center is a nationally accredited program that provides business consulting to new and existing entrepreneurs for 11 parishes in northeast Louisiana and statewide.

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Business & Technology
11:42 am
Mon December 17, 2012

Food Business Incubator Organizing

The LSU AgCenter has hired a veteran food consultant to organize a food business incubator.

Gaye Sandoz, who most recently was with Edible Enterprises — a food business incubator in in Norco — hopes to have the incubator fully developed over the next 12 months.

The AgCenter's incubator will be the second such facility in Louisiana.

Headquartered on LSU's Baton Rouge campus, incubator tenants will have access to expertise of LSU faculty and students.

Higher Education
4:58 pm
Sun December 16, 2012

Holy Cross Offering Doctorate in Counseling

For the first time in its 96-year history, Our Lady of Holy Cross College will offer a doctoral degree.

The program in counseling will start next fall at the college's campus in Algiers.

The Times-Picayune reports it's designed to prepare students to train other counselors and to become supervisors, researchers and practitioners.