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  • Chemical tech center planned at college

    September 13, 2014 2:30 PM

    GEISMAR, La. (AP) - Chemical-maker BASF has donated $100,000 to support construction of an advanced technology center on the new Burnside campus of River Parishes Community College. BASF and college officials say they will work together to design the facility and develop training programs for chemical plant jobs. The company... more »
  • College embarks on expansion plan

    August 30, 2014 1:09 PM

    SCHRIEVER, La. (AP) - The open field behind Fletcher Technical Community College's Schriever campus could be filled with buildings in the coming years. School officials say Fletcher plans to build a $5.1 million student services center using state money authorized by the Legislature in 2013 and also with private donations.... more »
  • Airport will help pay for college building

    June 29, 2014 1:17 PM

    LAKE CHARLES, La. (AP) - Chennault International Airport officials plan to work with the city of Lake Charles and Calcasieu Parish to pay for part of the $8 million cost for Sowela Technical Community College's Student Success Building. The airport's board of commissioners has authorized Chennault's executive director Randy Robb... more »
  • Group seeks transparency in college's search

    June 1, 2014 12:44 PM

    PINEVILLE, La. (AP) - A group affiliated with Louisiana College is finding that interested parties want to more transparency and greater outside involvement in the search for the next president of the private Baptist school in Pineville. The group Louisiana College Alumni and Friends created and distributed an eight-question survey... more »
  • College to offer digital media studies degree

    May 31, 2014 4:38 PM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - South Louisiana Community College plans to offer an associate degree program in digital media design starting in the fall to replace its technical graphic design program. Students in the graphic design program can transfer into the associate degree program or complete the technical diploma option,... more »
  • Art show opens at college April 24

    April 13, 2014 2:40 PM

    CHALMETTE, La. (AP) - Nunez Community College's 15thannual spring art show opens April 24 and will be on display through April 30. Original drawings, paintings, photographs, sculptures and other art can be submitted by students and residents of St. Bernard Parish until 7 p.m. on April 16. Details on submitting... more »
  • Louisiana College plans $50M capital campaign

    October 25, 2012 7:41 AM

    INEVILLE, La. (AP) - Louisiana College is embarking on a $50 million capital campaign, asking for $12 million from Louisiana Baptist Convention churches. Last month, the executive board of the Louisiana Baptist Convention approved the college's request to make direct appeals to churches to raise a portion of a capital... more »
  • S. College Rd Extension Finally Moving Forward

    April 19, 2012 10:45 PM

    An extension of Lafayette's South College Road is finally moving forward after years of delays. It's the third and final goal for Lafayette Consolidated Government, after Camelia Boulevard and Louisiana Avenue extensions were completed. City-Parish government has wanted to extend the road all the way to Kaliste Saloom for... more »
  • College plans program on Louisiana statehood

    September 6, 2011 6:26 AM

    CHALMETTE, La. (AP) - The bicentennial of Louisiana statehood is the topic of a Sept. 12 presentation planned at Nunez Community College. The session kicks off the 10th year of a series of historical lectures and will be presented by Nunez history professor Ron Chapman. Louisiana officially became a state... more »
  • Tuition Hikes Worry Louisiana Students

    March 14, 2011 11:50 PM

    Criticism quickly followed Governor Bobby Jindal's newly released budget plan. One red flag is tuition hikes for Louisiana colleges. Included in Jindal's new budget is a spending provision of $98 million dollars which Jindal hopes state colleges will get through tuition hikes. "I don't like it, I really... more »
  • Judge keeps 911 calls secret in student shooting

    November 12, 2010 9:52 PM

    WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. (AP) - A judge has refused to release 911 calls and other evidence to the parents of a college football player who was shot and killed by police, saying they failed to include any firsthand account of what happened. Danroy and Angella Henry of Easton, Mass., had... more »
  • 4 Star School

    October 7, 2010 7:47 PM

    School performance scores were released Thursday by the Louisiana Department of Education. Among the results, was some good news for the Lafayette Parish School System. The district is now home to six 4-star schools, more than any other district in Acadiana. Joining Woodvale Elementary and Paul Breaux Middle, from last... more »
  • First Degreed Midwife Training Program at Lafayette Community College

    October 4, 2010 11:51 AM

    LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) - The community college in Lafayette plans the first degreed midwife training program in Louisiana and four nearby states. South Louisiana Community College dean Annette Accomando tells The Advocate that the program could begin as early as January if it wins fall approval from the regional accrediting... more »
  • Midwife Progam At Lafayette College

    October 4, 2010 11:50 AM

    LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) - The community college in Lafayette plans the first degreed midwife training program in Louisiana and four nearby states. South Louisiana Community College dean Annette Accomando tells The Advocate that the program could begin as early as January if it wins fall approval from the regional accrediting... more »
  • School Bus Accident in Lafayette

    September 22, 2010 3:54 PM

    There 15 kids on the bus coming from Lafayette High School. Half were released to their parents; the other half were taken home by another bus. William Samec with the Lafayette Parish School Board says the other driver was cited, not the school bus driver. ---------------------------------------------------------- Update: ... more »
  • Analysis: Protests Won't Stop College Budget Cuts

    September 6, 2010 7:53 AM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - A group of University of New Orleans students has reminded state lawmakers and Gov. Bobby Jindal just how nasty and angry the next round of budget cuts will be, getting into a tussle with police as part of a protest about the deep reductions... more »
  • Protests Won't Stop College Budget Cuts

    September 3, 2010 9:17 AM

    A group of University of New Orleans students has reminded state lawmakers and Gov. Bobby Jindal just how nasty and angry the next round of budget cuts will be, getting into a tussle with police as part of a protest about the deep reductions on the horizon. But those students... more »
  • UL's New $50 Class Drop Fee

    August 26, 2010 5:32 PM

    It will cost UL students 50 dollars to drop a class, starting this semester. The new policy says those with 0-29 hours earned (freshmen) and 30-59 hours earned (sophomores) will be allowed 1 to 2 drops without a fee, with no more than 3 in the first 59 hours.... more »
  • Lawmakers reject college commissioner's pay

    August 12, 2010 9:36 PM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Lawmakers rejected the salary package Thursday for Louisiana's interim higher education commissioner, calling the pay excessive and throwing the leadership over the state's public colleges and universities in limbo. Members of the Joint Legislative Committee on the Budget voted 23-9 against approving the compensation for... more »
  • College Tuition Is Going Up

    August 4, 2010 5:27 PM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - When students return to Louisiana's public colleges this month, they'll be slapped with larger bills. Tuition is going up between 8 percent and 10 percent at all four-year campuses and two-year community colleges, under a newly passed law that allows the hikes in exchange for... more »
  • Autopsy Shows a LA College Dean Died From an Overdose

    July 30, 2010 4:18 PM

    VICKSBURG, Miss. (AP) - Warren County Coroner Doug Huskey says an autopsy shows a Louisiana college dean died in April from a prescription drug overdose. The body of Greg Leader, dean of the pharmacy school at the University of Louisiana at Monroe, was found April 19 in a room at... more »
  • Increase in Parent Participation for Incoming College Freshmen

    July 28, 2010 11:57 AM

    LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) - This summer, nearly 2,900 incoming freshmen attended mandatory orientations at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette and they weren't alone. A record number of parents nearly 1,500 attended optional sessions for parents, said Paul Eaton, ULL's orientation director. Last year, 2,600 students attended the mandatory sessions... more »
  • Remington College Will Offer Free Back-to-School Haircuts For Kids

    July 26, 2010 1:24 PM

    Remington College-Lafayette Campus will offer complimentary back-to-school haircuts for children this summer. The popular Cuts for Kids event will begin on Monday, July 26 and run for two weeks. Parents can bring in children ages 17 and under for a complimentary haircut provided by instructors and students in the Remington... more »
  • Students Get False Rejections for College Funds

    June 29, 2010 2:40 PM

    Some Lafayette students starting college in the fall on a TOPS scholarship received false rejection letters in the mail last weekend. This left their families worrying about paying for school. Bob Martin and his son Aaron were shocked to get a rejection letter from tops: "We were... more »
  • College Cuts Outlined

    May 12, 2010 7:33 AM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - The state's higher education leaders outlined their worst-case scenario for budget cuts - only to be told that might not be the worst case. College officials have been asked to draw up plans for what the loss of nearly $300 million in federal stimulus money... more »
  • Remington College: Complimentary Salon Services For Prom

    April 19, 2010 4:01 PM

    Lafayette, La. - (April 19, 2010) - High school students want to look their best on prom night, but not everyone can afford the cost of a trip to the salon. That's why Remington College-Lafayette Campus is offering complimentary salon services for local high school students. The event is called... more »
  • Tuition Increase at Technical Colleges

    March 11, 2010 12:34 PM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Most of the state's two-year institutions are on track to increase tuition by at least 5 percent in the fall, and they're adding a new $32-per-year student fee. The new fee will help pay for a nearly $40 million student information system for two-year colleges... more »
  • SLU to raise admission standards

    February 26, 2010 12:50 PM

    HAMMOND, La. (AP) - Southeastern Louisiana University is aiming to raise admission standards for next fall semester. President John Crain said he will seek approval to raise the minimum high school grade point average from the current 2.0 GPA to 2.5, or an ACT composite score from the current 20... more »
  • Jindal Asks Lawmakers To Give Up Authority Over College Tuition

    February 23, 2010 3:42 PM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Gov. Bobby Jindal is proposing that state lawmakers give up their authority over college tuition and fee increases - if colleges meet certain performance standards. Four-year schools would have to increase admission standards and improve graduation rates, while community and technical colleges would have to... more »
  • Identity Sought in Armed Robbery

    February 19, 2010 12:57 PM

    Detectives with the Lafayette Police Department are seeking the public's assistance in identifying the suspect for a recent robbery. On February 17, 2010, at approximately 4:00 am, the suspect approached an employee on the exterior of the business at 101 South College Road and forced the employee back inside at... more »
  • February 21 is College Goal Sunday in Louisiana

    February 17, 2010 12:42 PM

    BATON ROUGE, La. - Louisiana's third annual College Goal Sunday will be held on February 21, 2010, from 2-4 p.m. at seventeen locations around the state. The purpose of College Goal Sunday is to provide students and their families with free professional assistance in completing the primary student financial aid... more »
  • Federal grant to help LTC

    February 16, 2010 8:00 AM

    LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) - A $4.8 million federal Recovery Act grant is expected to help area Louisiana Technical College campuses increase the local work force. The grant award totals nearly $4.9 million and will affect more than 700 students across the LTC Greater Acadiana region's campuses in the seven-parish area.... more »
  • ULĀ Graduation

    December 20, 2009 3:58 PM

    A big day for about 12-hundred UL students it's fall graduation for the class of 2009. We caught up with the College of Liberal Arts at noon. This was one of nine ceremonies taking place around the Cajundome and Convention Center. Four KATC employees got their diplomas this afternoon. Good... more »
  • Lafayette History Pt. 3-B

    November 20, 2009 12:08 PM

    While Lafayette is beginning to climb out of the "Oil Pits" by the mid 80's, oil companies are moving out of the Oil Center and the medical industry starts moving in. USL is an unrealized asset and downtown is becoming an international festivity; this was Lafayette in the late 1980's.
  • UL Lafayette Preview Day

    November 19, 2009 11:13 AM

    LAFAYETTE - High school juniors and seniors from across Louisiana are invited to visit the University of Louisiana at Lafayette during Preview Day on Nov. 21. This is an excellent opportunity for students and parents to learn more about the university, meet with current students and faculty and tour... more »
  • La Tech president wants TOPS continuance

    November 19, 2009 8:28 AM

    RUSTON, La. (AP) - Louisiana Tech University President Dan Reneau says he remains a firm supporter of the state's Taylor Opportunity Program for Students or TOPS that pays tuition at in-state schools for high-achieving high school students. The program has come under the spotlight recently after LSU President John Lombardi... more »
  • "Reading in Red" Bus Tour

    November 16, 2009 9:02 AM

    The University of Louisiana at Lafayette Student-Athlete Advisory Committee is hosting the "Reading in Red" Bus Tour on November 16-17, 2009. "Reading in Red" is a bus tour to promote literacy and give back to student-athletes' former elementary schools. Student-athletes will be visiting elementary schools in the Acadiana area, and... more »
  • Facebook Stalking: "College Student"

    November 10, 2009 3:07 PM

    Think only your "Facebook Friends" have access to your profile? Think again. First, we call her " College Student". She's an LSUE student who uses Facebook mostly for social reasons. She has lots of pics with friends, including one she may not want a potential employer to see. ... more »
  • Facebook Stalking: "Soccer Mom"

    November 10, 2009 2:21 PM

    One Acadiana mom is leading readers on her family adventure. The other person I followed, we call her "Soccor Mom". On her facebook page, she posts lots of pics of her kids and even includes information about when her husband goes to work offshore and she and the kids... more »
  • UL Oliver Hall Dedication

    October 30, 2009 7:33 PM

    COMPUTER SCIENCE BUILDING NAMED FOR JAMES R. OLIVER LAFAYETTE - Wilson Dietz first met Dr. James R. Oliver when Dietz was a high school student in Egan, La. "In 1946, when he was a fighter pilot, he buzzed our high school," Dietz recalled. "He later took some of... more »
  • Welcome Back BeauSoleil

    October 22, 2009 7:54 AM

    The public is invited to come out to the Lafayette airport tonight to welcome home Team BeauSoleil from Washington D.C. The UL students are bringing home two awards from the US Department of Energy's Solar Decathlon. First in market viability and people's choice. The plane is schedule to land at... more »
  • Chick-Fil-A Sandwich Giveaway

    September 7, 2009 8:57 AM

    Chick-Fil-A is kicking off the 2009 college football season with a FREE chicken sandwich giveaway. Today (Monday, September 7th), from 10:30am to 8pm, customers can visit any participating restaurant wearing their favorite sports-related apparel to receive a free Chick-Fil-A chicken sandwich. This includes any article of clothing with... more »

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