Take Note in March

LSU, the Water Institute of the Gulf and IBM to Host Data Flow Conference: Data ​Flow: ​Grand ​Challenges ​in ​Water ​Systems ​Modeling, ​Data ​ Management, ​and ​Integration ​will ​be ​held ​in ​Baton ​Rouge, ​ Louisiana on May 9 and 10 at the Lod Cook Alumni Center. ​The ​focus ​will ​be ​on ​innovative ​uses ​of ​large ​data  ​sets ​to ​better ​understand ​water ​issues. ​The ​conference ​will ​ include ​keynote ​speakers ​highlighting ​the ​focal ​areas, ​breakout ​ sessions, ​and ​a ​poster ​session, including, Sean McKenna, IBM’s Senior Research Manager for Constrained Resources and Environmental Analytics. For more information, please visit water.lsu.edu.


The Diversity Den: The Office of Diversity is pleased announce begin offering a regular time and location called The Diversity Den for students, faculty and staff to study, mingle or just hang out and relax.  The Diversity Den will be open one Friday a month from 2-4pm at 135 T. Boyd Hall.  The remaining dates for this semester are March 18th and April 2th.


Baton Rouge Women in Leadership Symposium: This Symposium presented by the National Diversity Council is a resource for women to network, enter, and grow professionally. The mission of the National Women in Leadership Symposium is to bring together a diverse mix of successful women leaders who, through the discussion of topics relevant to today’s issues, educate, inspire and encourage women to reflect on their own goals and status as they strive to move higher in their organizations.  LSU will host the 2016 Baton Rouge Women in Leadership Symposium on April 19th from 8 am – 12 pm in the Atchafalaya room of the Student Union.  This event will be emceed by Dr. Kenya Messer of the Office of Diversity and also feature LSU Foundation’s Yvette Marsh as one of the panelists.  For more info, please click here.


Kudos to Chief Rabalais and the LSU Police: LSU owes a special thanks to our LSU Police Department for hosting several faculty and staff active shooter/safety trainings. Approximately 420 LSU employees will be trained during the months of March and April 2016.  If you would like to offer this training to your employees, please contact Peggy Miller to schedule.   Safety modules are also available on the LSU HRM website via this link.


2016 Distinguished Faculty Awards: The Office of Academic Affairs will be soon announcing recipients for the university’s 2016 Distinguished Faculty Awards. Faculty will be recognized at an awards ceremony on Wednesday, May 4, 3 p.m.—5 p.m. at the Lod Cook Alumni Center. The ceremony, which will be followed by a reception, is open to the entire LSU community. LSU is proud of its world-class faculty, and we look forward to recognizing outstanding work among colleagues. Special thanks go to the LSU Alumni Association, the LSU Foundation, and the Tiger Athletic Foundation for their continued support.


Moodle 3: ITS is happy to announce the pending upgrade of LSU Moodle, arriving Fall 2016. This upgrade will move the LSU Moodle from version 2.7  to version 3.1. Included in the upgrade will be many new and improved features along with an updated look and feel. ITS is currently engaged in the testing phase of the new installation. In the coming weeks, look for more details about enhancements available in the newer version, the roll-out timeline, and information regarding support and training.