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Valerie Fields becomes ULM’s first female vice president

Valerie Fields becomes ULM’s first female vice president

Loryn Kykendall, [email protected]

October 22, 2020

Valerie Fields has been selected as ULM's vice president of Student Affairs. She is the first female vice president in the university's history and was appointed by the UL system board of supervisors at their Sept. 22 meeting.  Fields has been serving as the interim vice president since July 1, when form...

Students express campus safety concerns

Students express campus safety concerns

Kaitlin Maness, [email protected]

October 18, 2020

Braylee Dryg was sitting at a picnic table in Bayou Park with textbooks and notes scattered around, studying for her next big test, when she was approached by an older man. Enthralled by her work, Dryg almost didn’t notice him—Until he spoke.  “Do you know where all the college kids hang...

Campus voter drive registers students for coming election

Campus voter drive registers students for coming election

Loryn Kykendall, [email protected]

October 18, 2020

Election Day is right around the corner—Nov 3. to be exact. So, if you want to have a say in what happens, now is the time to register. It’s especially important for young people to vote, because according to Dominique Potter, people aged 18 to 25 are less likely to vote and be politically invo...

Food pantry opens again, available to all students

Food pantry opens again, available to all students

Morgan Andrews, [email protected]

October 18, 2020

There is a huge stigma around asking for help, especially when it feels like you are alone in a situation. Many people have a hard time deciding between paying bills or buying food. And some people do not have easy access to a grocery store. The Department of Agriculture said that in 2019, about 11% of Am...

Pharmacy student launches nonprofit to combat diabetes

Pharmacy student launches nonprofit to combat diabetes

Dallon Lewis, [email protected]

October 11, 2020

Blair Guillory, senior and vice diabetic chairman of the Student National Pharmaceutical Association, is launching a nonprofit business, Freshe Environment. The nonprofit is meant to collect unused and unexpired glucose test strips from local and distant patients to then distribute them to diabetics...

Donald Simpson named dean of ULM College of Health Sciences

Donald Simpson named dean of ULM College of Health Sciences

Loryn Kykendall, [email protected]

October 11, 2020

As a North Louisiana native and first-generation college student, there was no way for Donald Simpson to know the places his career would take him. In Namibia, he led a project to develop a biomedical services program. In Saudi Arabia, he developed licensed curriculums in medical laboratory science and...

School of Construction Management receives $250,000 grant

School of Construction Management receives $250,000 grant

Loryn Kykendall, [email protected]

October 11, 2020

Since 2014, ULM’s School of Construction Management has received over $750,000 in grants from the Louisiana State Licensing Board for Contractors and Contractor’s Educational Trust Fund. Another $250,000 was added to that amount on Sept. 24.  The grant, presented to the ULM Foundation,...

ULM funds high school business academy with $1 million grant

ULM funds high school business academy with $1 million grant

Morgan Andrews, [email protected]

October 11, 2020

Educational institutions can have all the ideas they want, but they can’t really do anything without proper funding. As of May 15, ULM now has this kind of funding. ULM received over $1 million in grant money as part of the federal government’s Workforce Opportunity for Rural Communities initiative....

Runners unite for 36th annual University Mile

Runners unite for 36th annual University Mile

Skylar Henry, [email protected]

October 5, 2020

Last Wednesday, people stood on campus sidewalks watching their family and friends run in 36th annual University Mile. “Youth is a beautiful thing,” Mr. Steve Redding said, as he watched his granddaughter return from the finish line. “This is the first time I’ve been to this event. There is a ...

Water ski team displays talent at bayou show

Water ski team displays talent at bayou show

Carley Nail, [email protected]

October 5, 2020

It’s no secret that ULM has a great water ski team. They’ve won 29 National Championship titles, and last Monday the team showed off their water skiing talent once again. The water ski team held a show for everyone on the bayou. This show is usually an annual event, but due to the construction of ...

ULM introduces new podcast ‘Ace on Air’

ULM introduces new podcast ‘Ace on Air’

Cameron Jett, [email protected]

October 5, 2020

ULM has always had media that provokes thought, insight and discussion. For example, KULX 91X, the school’s long-running radio station, was was the first all-digital radio studio in northeast Louisiana. Now, there’s something new that all students can tune in and listen to. ULM has launched a p...

Enrollment increases despite pandemic

Enrollment increases despite pandemic

Loryn Kykendall, [email protected]

October 5, 2020

Before the pandemic, ULM’s recruiting staff was confident about the future of student enrollment. But according to Sami Owens, executive director of recruitment, once COVID-19 hit, they knew things were going to get tough. They were right. People all over the country were suddenly unemployed and un...

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