higher education

ULL
3:10 pm
Mon September 17, 2012

ULL gets grant for math development program

The University of Louisiana-Lafayette's math education department plans to recruit teachers during the fall for a new program designed to boost students' interest in careers in the sciences.

The Advocate reports the university received a $1.8 million grant from the National Science Foundation to create a program called Louisiana Mathematics Masters in the Middle. It's designed to provide professional development to teachers in Iberia, Lafayette and Vermilion parishes.

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Southeastern
1:28 pm
Mon September 17, 2012

SLU seeks oldest living graduate

The Southeastern Louisiana University Alumni Association is searching for the university's oldest living graduate.

Alumni Association director Kathy Pittman said the search is part of the group's 85th anniversary and SLU's 2012 homecoming festivities.

Deadline to submit names for consideration is Oct. 2. The person identified as the oldest living graduate will be recognized at the alumni association's awarded ceremony on Oct. 26, Pittman said.

More details on submitting names can be obtained by calling the alumni association at 985-549-2150.

Northwestern State University
1:13 pm
Mon September 17, 2012

Northwestern State updates historical website

Northwestern State University has added new information on the university's history to its Traditions website.

The Times reports the Traditions site was set up earlier this year to recognize Northwestern State's heritage.

The new page — at traditions.nsula.edu/collections/our-heritage — has information on the legend of Isabella, the campus ghost; the Alma Mater; the Demon Fight Song; Vic the Demon and more.

Development
2:15 pm
Sun September 16, 2012

New Delta Community College program targets growth of middle class

Louisiana Delta Community College is launching a campaign aimed at growing the middle class in the impoverished Delta country parishes of northeast Louisiana.

The News-Star reports the goals of the Delta Compact — the name given to the marketing, education and development campaign — are to increase the high school graduation rate in the three parishes to 70 percent, increase college attendance among graduating seniors to 50 percent, reduce the unemployment rate and increase access to the Internet.

Higher Education
4:32 pm
Wed September 12, 2012

Southern business grads have new option

Graduates from Southern University's two-year college in Shreveport will now be able to earn a four-year business degree at Grambling State University.

The two colleges announced this new option Tuesday.

Graduates from Southern's Shreveport campus with an associate's degree in business management, event management or accounting can enroll in Grambling State's four-year bachelor's business degree program.

The colleges say all course credits obtained at Southern will be accepted toward the four-year degree.

Nicholls State University
4:03 pm
Tue September 11, 2012

Anti-blowout technology in lab at Nicholls

A new laboratory at Nicholls State University in Thibodaux will give students hands-on experience with the kind of equipment used to prevent blowouts and other catastrophes on oil rigs.

Nicholls officials and industry executives last week unveiled the lab, which is named after Johnson L. "Bubba" Hale Jr., a Nicholls alumnus and oil industry executive. The Daily Comet reports the Friday ceremony was one of the last formal steps before students in petroleum services and safety technology courses start using the equipment.

Higher Education
3:16 pm
Tue September 11, 2012

LSUS feels continued pinch of state budget cuts

The budget has gotten so tight at LSU-Shreveport that three retired professors have offered to teach without pay so the university could save money.

The Shreveport Times reports that the LSU System approved about $1.9 million in cuts to LSUS this past Friday.

Since 2008, state funding has been cut more than 45 percent at LSUS, causing the university to reduce its staff by about 20 percent.

Music
9:45 am
Tue September 11, 2012

Loyola Montage lineup includes woodwind workshop, vocal competition and free concerts

Ignatius Faculty Sax Quartet.
Loyola University

The Montage Fine and Performing Arts Series at Loyola University New Orleans will feature two performances, a vocal competition and a woodwind workshop as part of a series of free music events in September.

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Avondale Shipyard
3:46 pm
Mon September 10, 2012

Delgado Community College gets $10M from Navy

The Navy has given Delgado Community College a $10 million grant to help enhance its advanced manufacturing programs at the Avondale shipyard in suburban New Orleans.

Avondale, owned by Huntington Ingalls Industries, is scheduled to close in 2013 after two Navy ships currently under construction there are launched. But officials say the skills being taught are applicable not only to shipbuilding but to other industries, too.

Delgado Chancellor Monty Sullivan says the investment will have a major effect on the economic future of New Orleans and the entire Gulf Coast.

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LSU Health Sciences Center
3:37 pm
Mon September 10, 2012

LSU center wins tumor registry award

The LSU Health Sciences Center's Louisiana Tumor Registry has been recognized with an award from the National Program of Cancer Registries.

Dr. Vivien Chen, professor of public health and director of the LSUHSC registry, accepted the organization's 20th Anniversary Research Award in Washington.

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