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April 13, 2012

Richard White Appointed to Serve as Interim Dean of the E. J. Ourso College of Business

LSU School of the Coast & Environment Signs Transfer Agreement with River Parishes Community College

LSU Names Jordana Pomeroy Executive Director of Museum of Art

LSU School of Music to Celebrate Retiring Choral Director Kenneth Fulton at A Cappella Choir, Symphony Orchestra Concert April 22

LSU's Louisiana Survey Reveals Residents' Feelings about Fracking

LSU's Reilly Center to Host Retrospective on Watergate Scandal

LSU Program Hosts Discussion on Black Male Stereotypes

LSU Law Center to Host U.S. Army War College, April 18

Southeastern Conference Announces 2012 Faculty Achievement Award Recipients, J. Gerald Kennedy Selected from LSU

LSU Professor Wins IBM Faculty Award

LSU Professor Honored by American Educational Research Association

LSU Entomology Faculty, Students Earn Honors from Entomological Society of America Southeastern Branch

Eric Monday Named MPA Alumnus of the Year, PAISA Day Set

College of Science Salutes 2012 Hall of Distinction Inductees

LSU Press Collection Wins Mississippi Institute of Arts and Letters Poetry Prize

LSU Veterinary Technician Promoted to Director of Nursing

LSU Theatre Lab to Present Seventh Annual Outworks Festival of One-Act Performances May 1-6

LSU Lab School's Mu Alpha Theta Chapter Hosts "Pi" Day

LSU Precollege Programs Announce 2012 Summer Course and Camp Offerings

LSU Powerlifting Club to Compete for National Championship in Baton Rouge

Women's Tennis Visits Children's Hospital

Softball Announces 'Strikeout Ovarian Cancer'

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LSU's Annual UNPLUG Energy Conservation Competition Educates Students on Sustainable Practices

It's always good to unplug every now and then, but did you also know that it's good for the environment and can save money at the same time? More >> 


Digital Age

CxC's Sixth Annual Digital Media Fest Announces Winners

This truly is the "Digital Age," as new technology, especially in the realm of digital media, is being developed every day. LSU's sixth annual Digital Media Fest, sponsored by LSU Communication Across the Curriculum, or CxC, provides students with the opportunity to show off their talent and creativity across multiple formats of this continuously emerging technology. More >> 


Cold Case

"Writing" Past Wrongs

In a world of instantaneous communication - Twitter, Facebook and headline tickers - timeliness is one of the most relevant aspects of modern journalism. The idea of getting the day's top story first is paramount, but five students in LSU's Manship School of Mass Communication spent a week last spring digging through the National Archives in Washington, D.C., researching cold case civil rights murders in rural Louisiana in the 1960s. More >> 


To Start With

Where Excellence Begins: University College Serves as the Entry Point for Many LSU Students

Of all of the colleges and schools at LSU, only one area can claim that it is the portal of entry for most incoming freshman enrolling at the university, and that's University College. More >> 

Around LSU

LSU Calendar Migrating to New Provider April 16
On Monday, April 16, the university will be changing the main online calendar provider in preparation for the retirement of the PAWS system on Thursday, May 31. All of the items that have been entered into the currrent calendar system will transfer to the new calendar system when the change is made. However, the current PAWS calendar will become permanently inaccessible. If you or your department currently utilize a personal or departmental calendar through PAWS, you will need to transfer any items you wish to save to a new calendar system prior to April 16. If you have any questions, please contact Melissa Foley at or 225-578-3869.

LSU in the News

Friday, April 13   


Designer wins fashion week | The Advocate


In the Yard for April 13, 2012: Rose garden | The Advocate


Be nutty for good health | India Today


Excalibur Exhibits Named to the LSU 100 for Second Year in a Row | Exhibitor Magazine


Letters: Thankful cyclist not completely recovered | The Advocate


Police dogs show off at LSU | WVLA-TV


Thursday, April 12   


Interim dean chosen for LSU business | The Advocate


Interim business dean named | Daily Reveille


Delta Praises Decision To Increase Funding To Breeding Grounds | The Chattanoogan


Obama's other Supreme Court challenge: affirmative action | Tallahassee (Fla.) Democrat


Our Views: Arts campaign fills big need | The Advocate


Wednesday, April 11   


Survey shows "fracking" is a dirty word | Pipeline


Restoring Louisiana coast a national priority, report says | New Orleans Times-Picayune


Form And Potency Of Urban Birdsong Are Impacted By Noise | Science 2.0


Republican win may see Indian VP | Hyderabad (India) Postnoon


About 100 forensic experts expected to attend Houma conference | Thibodaux Daily Comet


Police Canine Competition | WAFB-TV


LSU Powerlifting Club to compete for national championship | WVLA-TV


Mandeville High students excel at District Literary Rally | New Orleans Times-Picayune


Tuesday, April 10   


Coastal restoration summary released | The Advocate


Our Views: A new look at spill cost | The Advocate


In U.S., Summit first in health and small business | Frisco (Colo.) Summit Daily


Bill would aid revenue panel to do job with member out | The Advocate


Senate committee wants to allow economist stand-in for revenue panel | New Orleans Times-Picayune


Bill lets retired La. teachers work as substitutes | Alexandria Town Talk


Jindal, Haley figure as possible Romney running mate | Bangalore (India) Deccan Herald


Gun rights bill advances | The Advocate


NFL fails to protect player with learning disability | Santa Rosa (Calif.) Press Democrat


Saturday, April 6 - Monday, April 9


Our views: Tying theater, community | The Advocate


Jindal for VP? | WWL Radio


Southeast Louisiana Turns to Greener, Grocery Bag Options | Huffington Post


CMU students participate in video chat laptop orchestra | Carnegie Mellon Student Newspaper The Tartan


Three collections show short story alive and well | The Advocate


Business Honors for April 6, 2012 | The Advocate


People in Business for April 6, 2012 | The Advocate


In search of community | Cornell University Chronicle


LSU female kicker Mo Isom talks life, football with Ellen DeGeneres | Sporting News


Employee Recognition Program 

The 21st Annual Employee Recognition Program will be held on Wednesday, May 2, from 9:30 a.m. to noon at the Lod Cook Alumni Center. This event will honor those loyal employees who have achieved 25, 30, 35, 40 and 45 years of service at LSU. Light refreshments begin at 9:30 a.m., and the program begins at 10:00 a.m. All employees to be honored are invited to attend with one guest and their department head, director or dean. The following are the employees who will be honored:

45 Years

Peggy ChalaronSidney Ellois
Jay EdwardsCharles Fryling Jr.

40 Years

Thomas DiNapoliWilliam Stickle Jr.

35 Years

Fakhri Al-BagdadiDoo-You ChoBurton Mire
Kimberly ArpAva CyrusTheresa Mooney
Margaret BorlandHortensia DelgadoBeth Paskoff
Jacqueline BourgeoisFrank FronczekDurriya Sarkar
Carl Brandt Jr.Brenda GirlinghouseHerndon Spillman
Gary ByerlyHui KuoGreg Vanveckhoven
Earl Cheek Jr.Irving Mendelssohn

30 Years

Sumanta AcharyaDeborah HeromanAngelus Northern
Pratul AjmeraJohn HumphriesJames Oxley
Wardell AntoineDenise JamesRoderick Parker
Carl BellOneida JarrellJames Pitts
Jodi BentonKenneth JonesRobert Poston
Gary BradleyVergie KamaraRegayna Rester
Julie BreauxThomas KaramTracy Rook
Mary BrodyMichael KearneySandra Saale
Anitra CarterMary KelleyRichard Shaw
Danial CookEdmond LandryWesley Shrum Jr.
Charles DelzellJacque LandryMary Stallworth
Daryl DietrichWanda LeBlancCharyl Thompson
Ed DoddSheila LeeKathy Thompson
Elin EppersonAnn LewisJoel Tohline
Luis EscobarDianne LindstedtChangaram Venugopal
Gaines FosterNatalie LongJohn Wefel
Charles GarbushPatricia McGrewSandy Williams
Alaric HaagElaine MillerG. Williamson
Georgia HarperFannie MoncrieffeMary Young
Sharon HarrisJacqueline Murray
Erin HawkinsThomas Neff

25 Years

Donald AdrianChacko JohnDouglas Pacas
Margaret AlbertineJohn Johnston IIISu-Seng Pang
Barbara AndersonRobert JustisPatricia Parish
James BreedloveKatherine KemlerV. Faye Phillips
Dana BrowneDavid KirshnerJohn Pizer
Mark CampKevin KleinowSebrena Primas
Kenneth CarpenterCatherine KochJune Pulliam
Marilyn DietrichRandall KolbRama Ramachandran
Beverly FeastLisa LandryAlexander Skavantzos
Nora FierroRichard LitherlandLawrence
Ramona ForbesRegina MagittDavid Smyth
Gregory GriffinJanet McDonaldPadmanaban Sundar
Michael GurtPatrick McGeeRobert Tague
Ricky HartfordCharles MilanBrenda Tucker
Herschel HoffpauirSusan MotsingerKalliat Valsaraj
Ann HolmesDavid NewmanJudy White-Smith
Katharine JensenDimitris Nikitopoulos
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Events at LSU

Ongoing Events

All Day   EXHIBIT: "Baton Rouge Art Collectors' Exhibit" (Runs until 04/15/2012)
All Day   EXHIBIT: "Charles Dickens at 200: A Celebration of His Life and Works" (Runs until 04/28/2012)
All Day   EXHIBIT: "Tearing Granite: The Sculpture of Jesus Moroles" (Runs until 04/29/2012)
All Day   UREC Tiger's DEN Summer Camp Registration (Runs until 04/29/2012)
All Day   EXHIBIT: "State of Transition: Louisiana Circa 1812" (Runs until 06/02/2012)
All Day   Leisure Classes

Friday, April 13

All Day   ACADEMIC CALENDAR: Spring Break
7:00 p.m.   BASEBALL: LSU vs. Alabama

Saturday, April 14

All Day   ACADEMIC CALENDAR: Spring Break
10:00 a.m.   LSU Museum of Art Second Saturday: Fooled or Foolproof
1:00 p.m.   WOMEN'S TENNIS: LSU vs. Arkansas
6:30 p.m.   BASEBALL: LSU vs. Alabama

Sunday, April 15

All Day   ACADEMIC CALENDAR: Spring Break
1:00 p.m.   First International Symposium on Laptop Ensembles and Orchestras (SLEO) 2012
1:00 p.m.   BASEBALL: LSU vs. Alabama

Monday, April 16

7:30 a.m.   ACADEMIC CALENDAR: Spring classes resume
9:15 a.m.   First International Symposium on Laptop Ensembles and Orchestras (SLEO) 2012
2:00 p.m.   Looking Forward to Moodle 2
6:00 p.m.   Charles Dickens Bicentenary Film Festival
7:30 p.m.   Laptop Orchestra of Louisiana Concert
7:30 p.m.   Guest Artist: Shelley Binder (Flute)

Tuesday, April 17

9:15 a.m.   First International Symposium on Laptop Ensembles and Orchestras (SLEO) 2012
11:00 a.m.   Born to Give Blood Drive
1:30 p.m.   Looking Forward to Moodle 2
5:00 p.m.   Introduction to Programming
6:00 p.m.   SOFTBALL: LSU vs. Florida State
7:30 p.m.   Concert by Sideband

Wednesday, April 18

9:00 a.m.   Moodle Collaborative Features
10:30 a.m.   LSU Staff Senate Meeting
3:30 p.m.   SEMINAR: "A Functional Linear Model to Study the Impact of Lifelong Risk Exposure on Quality of Life" by Jianhui Zhou
6:00 p.m.   SOFTBALL: LSU vs. McNeese State
6:30 p.m.   BASEBALL: LSU vs. Lamar

Thursday, April 19

All Day   LSU Innovation Challenge
11:00 a.m.   SEMINAR: Insights into Biochemical Mechanisms of Insulin Secretion using Metabolomics
12:00 p.m.   Food for Thought: 2012 Spring Meet & Greet for GTAs
2:30 p.m.   Distinguished Research Master and Distinguished Dissertation Awards Ceremony and Reception
6:00 p.m.   Museum After Dark: Illusions
6:00 p.m.   Spring 2012 LSU Environmental Film Series: "Flow"
6:00 p.m.   MBAAA Demo Night
7:30 p.m.   LSU Tiger Glee Club
7:30 p.m.   LSU Chamber Players Spring Concert

Friday, April 20

9:30 a.m.   Engaging Students with PowerPoint
9:30 a.m.   LSU Flores MBA Distinguished Speaker Series: William Slaughter
10:30 a.m.   Core Expertise Faculty Candidate: "Speeding Up Nek5000 with Autotuning and Specialization" presented by Jaewook Shin
2:00 p.m.   Dreamweaver 1: Introduction to Web Design
3:00 p.m.   Dreamweaver 2: Website Management
5:00 p.m.   Harry Potter Trivia Night
6:00 p.m.   LSU Spirit Squad Tryouts
6:00 p.m.   SOFTBALL: LSU vs. Ole Miss
7:30 p.m.   LSU Union Theater: "The Man That Got Away: Ira Without George"
7:30 p.m.   LSU Opera Lagniappe: Kings, Queens and Fairy Tales

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