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April 11, 2014

04/11/2014 12:00 AM

LSU athletics generate $397 million local impact
The Advocate
LSU athletic teams had an economic impact of $397.5 million on the four-parish Baton Rouge area in 2012, according to a study commissioned by the Tiger Athletic Foundation.

LSU sports had $397.5 million economic impact on Baton Rouge metro area
LSU athletics had an economic impact of $397.5 million on the four-parish Baton Rouge area in 2012, a study funded by the Tiger Athletic Foundation, a private, nonprofit that supports LSU and its athletic program.

Study shows the effect of LSU Athletics on the state, Baton Rouge
The Daily Reveille
More people walked through the turnstiles at University athletic events in 2012 than live in the seven-parish New Orleans metropolitan area, said Loren Scott, president and economist at Loren C. Scott and Associates, at a press event Thursday.

Higher education incentive fund bill heads to La. Senate
New Orleans City Business
The House unanimously agreed Wednesday to create a higher education incentive fund that would steer money to high-demand programs, but it remains to be seen if lawmakers will set aside the $40 million Gov. Bobby Jindal wants to pour into the fund.

Popular culture driving higher education choices
Shreveport Times
Portland State University offers a course titled “Exploring Buffy the Vampire Slayer;” West Virginia University offers “Welcome to the Whedonverse: Exploring Popular Culture Through the Works of Joss Whedon;” and in 2012, Rutgers University offered “Politicizing Beyoncé.”

LSU Veterinarian Students Spay and Neuter Pets At Rayne Animal Shelter
Today, a group of LSU veterinarian student traveled to Acadia Parish to practice what they've been learning in the classroom for the last four years.

LSU students recognize organ donor month with crawfish boil
LSU students in public relations took their skills in advertising and marketing and adopted the organ donor cause.

Students spend Spring Break restoring wetlands
The Daily Reveille
For the sixth consecutive spring break, Andy Nyman, associate professor of wetland wildlife management, and his service-learning students plan to spend Spring Break differently from those students flooding the beaches of Florida.

Rick Springfield rocks out with sell-out crowd at Manship Theatre gala event
Despite the popularity of many Rick Springfield tracks, the man who penned "Jessie's Girl" is no one-trick kind of pony, but it was that original set of skills that got many of the 300-plus assembled in the Manship Theatre on their feet within moments of taking the stage April 10.