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April 22, 2013

04/22/2013 12:00 AM

LSU Transition Advisory Team talks reorganization with SACS
New Orleans Times-Picayune
The president of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, an agency that grants accreditation, called a move the Louisiana State University Board of Supervisors made in October 2012 “awkward” Friday morning. ...

 

Belle Wheelan: Merging of LSU president and University chancellor roles is ‘awkward’
Daily Reveille
Combining the roles of LSU president and University chancellor is “awkward” and creates difficulty for President-elect F. King Alexander to distinguish between his two roles, accreditation officials said at a Transition Advisory Team meeting Friday. ...

 

Search for LSU president aimed to keep candidates’ names out of public view
New Orleans Times-Picayune
The process for selecting a new LSU president was designed with secrecy in mind, with the idea that keeping the roughly 100 candidates' names from public view would produce a better field, the head of the search committee charged with winnowing the list of candidates ...

 

Search for president dodged public eye
Daily Reveille
Participants in the secretive process of selecting the LSU president were advised to systemically avert Louisiana public records laws, according to the transcript released Saturday of Presidential Search Committee chairman Blake Chatelain’s deposition last Monday. ...

 

Proposed bill would allow college graduates to use TOPS for graduate school
WAFB-TV
Participants in the secretive process of selecting the LSU president were advised to systemically avert Louisiana public records laws, according to the transcript released Saturday of Presidential Search Committee chairman Blake Chatelain’s deposition last Monday. ...

 

Tiger Bridge won’t displace University students
Daily Reveille
Rooms once filled by LSU students will now have new occupants come fall 2013. McVoy Hall will be the new home for Baton Rouge Community College students enrolled in the Tiger Bridge Program at the University, an invitation-only program in which BRCC students ...

 

LSU student businesses share $25,000 prize
The Advocate
Four businesses led by LSU students, representing everything from a drink that helps prevent kidney stones to a device that monitors electrical appliance usage and shuts down outlets, participated in a competition Friday for a share of a $25,000 prize. ...

 

Students win a combined $25000 at Venture Challenge
Daily Reveille
The Student Incubator, a program of the Louisiana Business and Technology Center, is a place for students to create their jobs and businesses and hire other students, said LBTC Director Charles D’Agostino. Four students with their own businesses won a combined $25,000. ...

 

LSU volunteers lend hand to community projects
The Advocate
The Companion Animal Alliance was one of about 30 organizations or homes that benefitted Saturday from the efforts of about 1,000 LSU students, faculty and staff volunteers who participated in Geaux BIG, ..

 

Dancing with art
The Advocate
Nord was the sculpture student in the LSU School of Art who was chosen to put the pieces together, and now they’ve come to life through the magic of Of Moving Colors in the LSU Design Building’s Atrium. ...

 

LSU Orchestra, Choral Ensemble join for 'Symphony No. 9'
The Advocate
Of course, Beethoven fans shorten this title to “Symphony No. 9,” which is exactly how it’s billed for the LSU Symphony Orchestra’s concert on Friday, April 26, on the LSU Union Theater stage. ...

 

LSU conference to look at Protestant Reformation
The Advocate
With the 500th anniversary of the Reformation just a few years away, a conference looking back at the difference it has made will kickoff with a dinner Thursday and conference session on Friday LSU’s Business Education Complex in Baton Rouge. ...

 

E! anchor Giuliana Rancic inspires students to give back
Daily Reveille
E! News anchor and reality TV star Giuliana Rancic encouraged the crowd of young women gathered at the PMAC for the Delta Gamma Lectureship in Values and Ethics on Sunday to chase goals and give back. …

 

Semester on the slopes
The Advocate
LSU international trade and finance senior Kenta Kamo spends his days skiing — in Japan. Kamo is a ski instructor at a ski resort in Tsugaike Kogen, nestled in the Nagano prefecture of the Japanese Alps. He primarily teaches children from 5-years-old through high school. ...

 

Business Honors for April 21
The Advocate
James Honeycutt, LSU distinguished professor, received the Outstanding Scholar in Communication Theory award from Southern States Communication Association for his contributions to the knowledge and understanding of communication theory. ...

 

Controversial gay marriage study provokes lawsuit
Salon
... advisory editors and was a fierce critic of the study, to audit the submission and review process for the Regnerus paper and a companion paper reviewing previous studies on same-sex parenting, authored by Louisiana State University professor Loren Marks. ...