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April 25, 2013

04/25/2013 12:00 AM

LSU engineering getting $15M from Phyllis Taylor
Shreveport Times
LSU says its engineering college is getting a $15 million donation — its largest ever. It's from Phyllis Taylor, co-chair of a campaign to raise $100 million to renovate the engineering and business administration building named after her late husband, Patrick Taylor. ...

 

TOPS expansion bill OK’d by House
The Advocate
Amid cost concerns, the Louisiana House tweaked legislation Wednesday expanding the state’s popular scholarship program. House Bill 612 by state Rep. Hunter Greene still would allow some students who got an undergraduate degree out of state to use TOPS money …

 

House approves expansion of TOPS some graduate studies to cover
New Orleans Times-Picayune
Some students who passed up state-funded scholarships to get their undergraduate degrees in another state would be able to tap into those funds if they decided to get a graduate degree at a public institution in Louisiana under a bill approved in the House Wednesday. …

 

Regents to wait on tuition challenge
The Advocate
An effort to challenge the practice that two-thirds of the state Legislature must sign off before colleges and universities can raise tuition will likely wait until after the legislative session ends June 6. …

 

System representatives decide not to pursue declaratory judgment
Daily Reveille
Louisiana higher education system representatives decided not to investigate whether tuition increases are legally subject to legislative control, said Board of Regents General Counsel Uma Subramanian on Wednesday at the Board of Regents meeting. …

 

Regents give Purcell high marks
The Advocate
Members of a panel that oversees Louisiana's colleges and universities gave embattled state Commissioner of Higher Education Jim Purcell a glowing performance review Wednesday. Gov. Bobby Jindal is widely believed to have reached out to Board of Regents members last month ...

 

Miles takes on additional full-time role as vice provost

Daily Reveille

Kenneth Miles, assistant vice chancellor and executive director of the Cox Communications Academic Center for Student-Athletes, will take on the extra role of interim vice provost for Equity, Diversity and Community Outreach ...

 

University Athletic Trainer shares experience at Boston bombing
Daily Reveille
Ray Castle was standing near the finish line at the Boston Marathon with his colleague Larry Venis, an athletic trainer from Boston University, under a beautiful sky when the first of two bombs exploded about 50 meters away. …

 

LSU athletic trainer recounts moments following Boston Marathon bombing
WAFB-TV
For the first time, we're hearing from one of LSU's athletic trainers who was at the Boston Marathon as blasts shattered the finish line. On Wednesday, he recounted what it was like to be there during the bombing. ...

 

Back from Boston, LSU trainer still dealing with aftermath
WBRZ-TV
Trainer Ray Castle and three student trainers from LSU went to the Boston Marathon to aide with those running the race, but their work quickly went from a controlled situation to a scene of chaos when the two bombs exploded just seconds apart. ...

 

LSU professor speaks out about helping the injured at the Boston Marathon bombings
WVLA-TV
LSU professor and athletic trainer Ray Castle spoke about his experiences at the Boston Marathon. He brought three LSU student-trainers to help runners after they crossed the finish line. ...

 

Robert Dick brings musical innovation to campus
Daily Reveille
Dick taught a guest lecture and performed Wednesday at the School of Music Recital Hall in the College of Music and Dramatic Arts, demonstrating for students his unique take on contemporary classical music. …

 

Lots of interest shown in IBM jobs
The Advocate
Tuesday’s job fair comes after IBM conducted a “campus blitz” earlier this month speaking to seniors and recent graduates at LSU, Southern University, the University of New Orleans, the University of Louisiana at Lafayette and Southeastern Louisiana University. ...

 

Harsh rain floods campus buildings Wednesday
Daily Reveille
Atkinson and Allen halls, along with other buildings on campus, were flooded following the harsh rains around 10 a.m. Wednesday, according to building directors Erica Hinyard and Richard Landry. …

 

Amber Dreams: Two LSU grads have guided Abita Brewing Co. from its humble roots to a national force
Dig Baton Rouge
First, Blossman headed to LSU, where he majored in accounting and spent a considerable amount of time (the state’s drinking age was 18 at the time) honing his beer-making abilities with a 20-gallon home brew system that he welded together with stainless steel parts. ...

 

‘All you need is the courage to share’
The Advocate
In an appearance at LSU on Sunday, Rancic, the anchorwoman of “E! News,” came across more as a big sister/good friend, sharing insights from her own experiences in her career and with infertility and breast cancer. ...

 

UREC hosts third annual Bouldering Bash
Daily Reveille
The annual Bayou Bouldering Bash takes place Saturday at the Climbing Gym in the University Student Recreational Complex. Chris Bullard, assistant director of adventure and experiential education, said this year marks the third hosting of the Bayou Bouldering Bash. …