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‘American Idol’ auditions return to Louisiana after show’s hiatus

‘American Idol’ auditions return to Louisiana after show’s hiatus

Cory Thaxton, [email protected]
June 15, 2017
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Dim the lights. Here we go. “American Idol” is back.  The hit show that launched the careers of superstars Kelly Clarkson, Carrie Underwood, Jennifer Hudson, Jordin Sparks, Adam Lambert and Chris Daughty, is coming back to television in 2018.  The show will now air on ABC instead of FOX.&...

States spend less on education as costs rise

States spend less on education as costs rise

Alan Rawles, [email protected]
June 14, 2017
Filed under Briefs, FEATURE STORIES, NEWS

States are spending about $1,600 less per college student according to the Center for Budget and Policy Priorities. Despite this decrease in spending, tuition is still increasing. Over the past decade, college tuition has increased 40 percent according to Educents, an education marketplace startup.  Educents...

CenturyLink president is retiring

CenturyLink president is retiring

Alan Rawles, [email protected]
June 4, 2017
Filed under Briefs, FEATURE STORIES, NEWS

Glen Post, CenturyLink President and CEO, has announced that he is retiring from his position. He has been with the company for 40 years.  The announcement came with a “CEO succession plan” that was sent to employees of the company. Post will retire on January 1, 2019. He will remain...

Graduate students win 1st place at science meet

April 10, 2017
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Graduate students Adebanjo Adedoja and Tyler Porter won first place in the poster competition at the 91st Annual Louisiana Academy of Sciences meet held at Louisiana Tech University in March. Both Adedoja and Porter are students from the School of Science in the College of Arts, Education and Sciences...

Senate makes historic rule change for Neil Gorsuch

Senate makes historic rule change for Neil Gorsuch

April 10, 2017
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Republicans cleared the way for Judge Neil Gorsuch, President Trump's choice to fill the Supreme Court seat,  to be confirmed by the Senate as the 113th Supreme Court Justice on Friday. The final tally was 54-45 in favor of confirmation. Gorsuch will take the oath of office Monday, April 10. T...

SGA moves forward with new deck

March 27, 2017
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On Tuesday, the Student Government Association voted “yes” to approve funding for a new deck in Bayou Park. The maximum amount that can be spent on the deck is $40,000. The funding will also go toward repairing the walkway to the deck. The plan is to build a 26-foot deck that can seat up to 25 peo...

RMI program receives $460,000 donation

RMI program receives $460,000 donation

March 27, 2017
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The Louisiana Department of Insurance (LDI) donated $460,000 to the Risk Management and Insurance program Thursday. The program, which is one of only 32 in the U.S., is growing rapidly within the College of Business and Social Sciences. It was ranked 13th largest RMI program in 2016 by “Business I...

Kappa Delta hosts 5k color run

March 27, 2017
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Saturday morning, Kappa Delta Sorority hosted their annual "Kappa Delta Oh! The Places You'll Run 5k" at Forsythe Park. According to Vice President of Community Service Kaydee Arnold, the theme for this year was Dr. Seuss and a color run.  This year, over 600 people participated. Participants dressed as t...

Nursing faculty hosts luncheon for ULM PD

March 20, 2017
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Sometimes, heroes go out of their way to acknowledge other heroes. That’s what happened when the faculty and staff at the school of the Kitty DeGree School of Nursing hosted an appreciation luncheon for the ULM Police Department last Monday.  “They protect us everyday, and we respect them,...

BCM breaks ground for new building

March 20, 2017
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The Baptist Collegiate Ministry at the University of Louisiana Monroe held a groundbreaking ceremony on March 8 to commemorate a future new building.  The ceremony took place at 1005 University Avenue. The new building will be built on the existing property of the original building that was torn d...

Student accepted into Ivy League school

March 20, 2017
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Siddhartha Dhakal, an international student from Kathmandu, Nepal, was accepted into the Ph. D. program in biomedical research at Yale University upon his completion of his Bachelor's in biology this May at ULM. Dhakal always had the lifetime goal of enrolling in a graduate program at an Ivy League school...

ULM receives funds for Ouachita and Black River impact study

March 7, 2017
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The ULM Center for Business and Economic Research received a $30,000 check from the North Louisiana Economic Partnership Feb. 21 for funding on the Ouachita and Black River study. The study will examine “the economic impact of the Ouachita-Black River system from South Central Arkansas to North Centr...

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