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LSU Announces Dean's List, President's Honor Roll

LSU Announces Dean's List, President's Honor Roll

LSU has announced the names of the students who have made the Dean's List and the President's Honor Roll for the spring 2022 semester.

ROTC Cadets Commissioned in Spring Commencement Exercises

ROTC Cadets Commissioned in Spring Commencement Exercises

Twenty-four graduates were recognized during the LSU Spring ROTC Commissioning Ceremony on Thursday, May 19, in the LSU Student Union Theater.

LSU Employees Recognized During Spring Commencement

LSU Employees Recognized During Spring Commencement

During spring commencement, the university honored 4,603 graduates, including 30 LSU employees who received degrees.

Hurricane Ida

2022 Hurricane & Extreme Weather Media Briefing

In preparation for hurricane season, members of the media are invited to join a virtual briefing with four leading experts in climatology, extreme weather events including hurricanes, tropical cyclones and flooding as well as hazard-resistant construction and mitigation on Tuesday, May 31.

The Reveille student journalist

LSU Student Media Journalists Bring Home Top Awards from National, Regional Media Competitions

Students from LSU Student Media outlets took home 19 awards for journalism excellence in the 2021 Region 12 Society of Professional Journalists Competition and six awards in the 2022 College Media Business & Advertising Managers Competition.


A Record Number of Degrees to be Awarded During Spring Commencement

More than 4,500 students are expected to graduate during LSU’s 307th commencement ceremonies on Friday, May 20, and Saturday, May 21.

Father-Son Graduates

Father and Son Duo Set to Graduate From LSU Together

On Saturday May 21 father-son duo Bryan and George Stokes will graduate from the LSU E. J. Ourso College of business together.


LSU Engineering Seniors Create Unique Project, an Animatronic Head

Somewhere in the labyrinth of Patrick F. Taylor Hall, there sits a disembodied head that will provide the answers to life’s greatest mysteries, provided he is presented with the proper offering. His glowing eyes change color as he rewards you or disappoints you in a booming voice at the end of your long quest in search of knowledge.

LSU School of Music Announces Return of

LSU School of Music Announces Return of "Hot Summer Nights, Cool Jazz" Concerts

"Hot Summer Nights, Cool Jazz," the LSU School of Music's trademark annual summer jazz series, will return for two special edition performances on June 9 and 10 at 7:30 p.m., featuring the new Connections Repertory Orchestra, LSU School of Music jazz faculty, and prominent local artists.

LSU Engineering Faculty Awarded Funding by U.S. Defense Department

LSU Engineering Faculty Awarded Funding by U.S. Defense Department

Two LSU College of Engineering faculty – Electrical and Computer Engineering Professor Shuangqing Wei and Chemical Engineering Associate Professor Kevin McPeak – were recently each awarded grants by the U.S. Army Combat Capabilities Development Command’s Army Research Laboratory.

Roy Haggerty

Roy Haggerty Named LSU Executive Vice President & Provost

LSU has named Roy Haggerty, currently dean of the College of Science and Professor of Environmental Geology at Oregon State University, as the next executive vice president and provost. Haggerty will begin at LSU on Aug. 1, pending approval by the LSU Board of Supervisors.

LSU marine ecologist Dan Holstein scientific dives

Caribbean Coral Reefs Need Our Help

Vibrant coral reefs teeming with marine life are diminishing throughout the Caribbean as global temperatures rise. Coral reefs are habitats that support the seafood industry, are barriers for coastal communities from storms, flooding and sea level rise and are attractions for tourism.

Introducing the Leadership LSU Spring 2022 Cohort

Introducing the Leadership LSU Spring 2022 Cohort

LSU has recognized 24 students as the Spring Cohort Class of 2022 for Leadership LSU, an annual program coordinated by LSU Campus Life.


LSU Engineering Seniors Design Ball Launcher, Painting Device for Teens with Cerebral Palsy

Her eyes squint to sharpen her focus while her mouth curves into a smile and her fingers push down on the controller, sending a baseball flying through the air. For the past year, 14-year-old Emerson Allen has patiently waited for this moment when she would finally be able to play ball with her classmates.

Distinguished Communicator Program

Announcing the Spring 2022 LSU Distinguished Communicators

During May 2022 Commencement, 70 graduates across eight colleges will receive the LSU Distinguished Communicator Medal. Recipients of this honor are outstanding writers and speakers, with a strong command of visual literacy and technological communication.