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Louisiana State University president search has 3 finalists

Apr. 28, 2021 12:32 PM EDT

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Louisiana State University's presidential search committee has whittled down the field of contenders to three finalists and excluded the governor's chief budget adviser from that list. The committee Tuesday night narrowed its list of candidates...

Born minutes apart at the same hospital. Soon, they'll marry

Apr. 25, 2021 00:08 AM EDT

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Are some couples just meant to be? You could make that argument about Abby Chustz and Bryon Garrety. Their wedding on May 28 will be the start of their lives together. But their actual lives began remarkably close to each other. ...

Marcus Jones will serve as NSU’s interim president

Apr. 23, 2021 17:56 PM EDT

NATCHITOCHES, La. (AP) — The Board of Supervisors for the University of Louisiana System has appointed Marcus Jones to serve as interim president of Northwestern State University effective July 1. Jones' appointment was approved by the board Thursday after President...

8 semifinalists for Louisiana State University's top job

Apr. 21, 2021 19:42 PM EDT

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Eight candidates seeking to be Louisiana State University's next president were chosen Wednesday by a search committee for interviews, including the leader of another college system in the state and Gov. John Bel Edwards' top budget adviser. LSU...

Northwestern State to replace Maggio, who's set to retire

Apr. 17, 2021 16:40 PM EDT

NATCHITOCHES, La. (AP) — Northwestern State University soon will be looking for new leadership. Dr. Chris Maggio, the school's current president, on Friday announced his retirement. His last day will be July 1. Maggio became president in January...

2nd 'Herons on the Bayou' art installation comes to Ouachita

Apr. 17, 2021 00:36 AM EDT

MONROE, La. (AP) — Thirty-six new Herons on the Bayou were unveiled last weekend at Bayou Park on the University of Louisiana Monroe campus. Brooke Foy, who teaches at ULM and created the community art project, thanked local people and the organization who have helped...

Teams from 3 US oil states in worldwide petroleum quiz bowl

Apr. 12, 2021 15:04 PM EDT

Universities from Texas, Louisiana and Oklahoma will compete against teams from around the world in a petroleum engineering quiz bowl, and a second Texas school and universities from Canada and Mexico have a chance. The University of Texas at Austin and the University of...

Student-volunteers show big love to Lafayette community

Apr. 04, 2021 00:22 AM EDT

LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) — Grey-shirted Ragin’ Cajuns fanned through campus and neighborhoods surrounding the University of Louisiana at Lafayette last Saturday for a “big” day of community service. Around 600 UL Lafayette students, faculty and alumni turned out to...