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Turning Passion into Career Opportunities

CxC's "Inside the CxC Studio" Hosts Website Creator to Talk About Communicating Ideas and Living a Dream

LSU Recognizes 1,603 Graduates at December Commencement

Mass Communication graduate Alyson Neel looks forward to internship in Istanbul, Turkey.

LSU Scholar Gerald Kennedy Part of Documentary Exploring the Role of Paris in the Evolution of Modern Art

Kennedy, acclaimed literary scholar and English professor, discusses what Paris meant as a place during formative years of modernism

The Southern Review Celebrates 75 Years of Literary Excellence

Looks forward to merger with LSU Press, which also celebrated its 75 anniversary in 2010

The Team Behind the Tiger

He may well be the most famous man in Louisiana. He has almost 2,000 followers on his Facebook and Twitter pages combined. He gets visitors every single day, and when he moved into his new home, hundreds of people turned out just to watch.

Jennie Armstrong is on a mission to save the world

A senior in mass communication, Armstrong will have to live up to her name if she wants to reach her goal. In a sense, Armstrong really does have the whole world in her hand —to save it, she must throw a football at a target.

LSU Highway Safety Research Group Helps Louisiana Increase Safety Standards Statewide

DOTD-supported group helps information get processed faster and strategy get employed better.

Service-Learning Project Takes LSU College of Art & Design Students to South Africa to Improve Preschools

While many of their fellow students were soaking up the last few rays of summer before the start of the fall semester, a group of students from the LSU College of Art & Design were working halfway across the globe as part of a service-learning project.

Getting Back to Brother Time: LSU Sociologist Produces Documentary on Kenyan Election Violence

Wesley Shrum journeys to Kenya to explore the human catastrophe of the 2007-08 election riots, produces a documentary with a mythic tale of violence and humanity

National Center for Disaster Fraud Keeps an Eye Out

"Two things keep us busy – Mother Nature and human greed," said Jonathan Rusch of the United States Department of Justice

LSU Day puts university on display

As part of LSU's Sesquicentennial Celebration in 2010, as well as the university's Homecoming Week celebration, LSU opened its doors to the public Saturday, Nov. 13, for LSU Day — a free, fun-filled day of exploration and discovery, highlighted by performing arts showcases, tours and exhibitions showing off LSU's rich history, current offerings and goals for the future.

Forever United

In a historic show of support for LSU, hundreds of alumni, friends and corporations from across the country have generously donated more than $750 million to Forever LSU: The Campaign for Louisiana State University, it was announced Friday, Nov. 12.

Experience LSU

LSU Day to Celebrate University's Sesquicentennial, Offer Open House Experience for Campus on Nov. 13.

LSU Celebrates Homecoming Week for Sesquicentennial

LSU Homecoming is an annual, time-honored tradition for alumni, students and members of the Tiger community. But this year, as LSU marks its sesquicentennial, or 150th, anniversary, the university will celebrate Homecoming with the traditional events – a pep rally, tailgate, the Homecoming parade and Homecoming Court – and also host the first-ever LSU Day.

Alumnus Marty Sixkiller Succeeds at DreamWorks Animation

With a name that was made for Hollywood, LSU alumnus Marty Sixkiller has had a hand in nearly every DreamWorks animated feature for more than a decade: "Antz," "Madagascar," "Shrek," "Over the Hedge" and "How to Train Your Dragon," to name just a handful. And the list continues to grow.

Political Pros

With the November elections upon Louisiana and the nation, as always there are intriguing storylines to cover. So, we recently sat down with two of LSU's resident political experts to discuss history, trends, higher education budget cuts, and some of the current colorful figures in local and national politics.

Service Award winners to be recognized at Homecoming

Service Award winners to be recognized at Homecoming

Chancellor's Sesquicentennial Service Award honors community members

This year has been dedicated to looking back at 150 years of LSU, as well as looking ahead, to the future of the university. For the sesquicentennial year, the university wanted to find a way to acknowledge students, faculty, staff and alumni who demonstrate an extraordinary commitment to the community, making a positive difference.

Overseas Adventure

Visiting the Palace of Justice, touring the Adidas factory, catching a glimpse of the Berlin Wall, breathing the air of the Alps, touring the BMW production facility—these are just a few of the things students in the Encountering Engineering in Europe program did this summer.

Tiger 10: LSU Spotlights 10 of the Top Faculty Responding to Oil Crisis

Scientists receive standing ovation from 92,400 Tiger fans at LSU vs. Mississippi State football game in Tiger Stadium.

LSU Alumnus Learns the Importance of Telling – and Wearing – Stories

"Wear Your Story." It's more than just a slogan for three-time LSU alumnus Josh Harvey; it's an expression of inspiration, one that he's built his post-LSU career around.

Spiritual Bindings

LSU professor emeritus publishes book comparing Jewish mystic Rabbi Nachman and literary icon Franz Kafka

LSU Student Union Renovation Nears Completion

On Jan. 6, 1964, the Student Union opened its doors to 13,000 LSU students. For almost 50 years, the Union has served as one of the central features of LSU's campus.

U-High student beats the odds with SAT score

The hallways are lined with black metal lockers, one stacked on top of the other. The floor is speckled with gray and black, smooth as ice. Between the floor and the lockers, the chatter of students bounces from one place to another, with no ending.

"Treasures of LSU" Book Highlights University's Cherished Items

While many might see the word "treasures" and think of bright, splendorous items that reflect monetary stature, many "treasures" can be simple, everyday items that capture a moment, hold important places in history or have an interesting story as to their existence.

Kinesiology Trip to New Zealand Helps Students Get a Global Experience

Twenty-two LSU undergraduate students participated this summer in the College of Education Department of Kinesiology's Study Abroad Program in New Zealand. In addition to 14 Kinesiology students, other majors represented included biology, business, elementary education, engineering, mass communication and political science.

LSU: Building an American Renaissance Exhibit Opens at Louisiana's Old State Capitol

LSU, Building an American Renaissance Video: Old State Capitol Ribbon-cutting ceremony Purple and gold fever took over downtown Baton Rouge on Sept. 17, as LSU celebrated the local opening of an exhibit that details its rich architectural history.

Students, Faculty and Staff Enjoy LSU's Sesquicentennial Fall Fest

One of the most anticipated events of the fall semester took place on Friday, Sept. 17, in the LSU Quadrangle and Exxon Quad. The LSU Sesquicentennial Fall Fest celebration welcomed more than 30,000 new and returning students, faculty and staff to campus.

Don't Tread on Me: University Takes Steps to Preserve LSU Mounds

Louisianans know a thing or two about preservation. History, heritage, culture – when these things are threatened, people generally band together and take a stand to save important elements of the state's unique composition. Archaeological concerns may not be as traditionally ingrained, but are no less important.

Communication is Key LSU Distinguished Communicator Returns to Campus to Pursue MBA

As an LSU undergraduate, Lexi DeBrock pursued a degree in English, following her passion for reading and writing. But she wasn't exactly sure what she would do with her degree that undoubtedly offers many career options, yet no clear-cut path. To get a "real job," DeBrock knew she had to be creative and amass a skill set that would make her competitive in today's marketplace.

LSU MPA Student Helps Bring Nonprofit to Baton Rouge

Selecting the proper business attire to wear for a job is one of the many things students learn at LSU's E. J. Ourso College of Business well before they leave for their career or even an internship. Unfortunately, not everyone receives the same guidance for this essential piece of the job search process. One LSU Master of Public Administration student is out to help change that.

LSU junior Rigoberto Herrera-Zelaya knows a thing or two about the meaning of the word “sacrifice.”

When he was three years old, his father, Rigoberto Herrera Sr., moved to Metairie from the family’s homeland of Honduras.

LSU in Top Tier of U.S. News & World Report Rankings for the Third Straight Year

For the third straight year, LSU is ranked in the first tier for "Best National Universities" in U.S. News & World Report's 2011 edition of America's Best Colleges.

Students Recognized on the National Stage with Prestigious Awards

A number of LSU students achieved high honors this year by winning prestigious national awards. LSU’s 2010 national scholars include a Truman Scholar, Udall Scholar, Goldwater Scholar, Fulbright Scholar, Phi Kappa Phi Fellow and NSF Graduate Fellows, among others.

LSU’s Robert Reich School of Landscape Architecture Teams with EBR Parish for Beautification Project

East Baton Rouge Mayor-President Kip Holden announces the official start of a landscaping project that was designed with assistance from LSU’s Robert Reich School of Landscape Architecture.

LSU embarks on an ambitious recruiting campaign

For decades, the LSU school colors of purple and gold have represented the passion and excellence of Louisiana's flagship university. With this in mind, LSU set out to develop an undergraduate recruiting campaign embracing those iconic colors to leverage its established athletic brand awareness and generate exposure for the university's academic excellence.

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