Archive for January, 2007

Honorary History Society Established at LC

Thursday, January 25th, 2007

Members of Alpha Mu Tau

The History and Political Science Department at Louisiana College established a new chapter of the history honorary society Phi Alpha Theta, January 18th. At the installation ceremony, Dr. Susan Dollar of Northwestern State University was present for the national office and served as the presiding officer. Dr. Henry Robertson is the faculty advisor for LC’s Alpha-Mu-Tau chapter. The first student members are Emily Buck, Tara Spruill, Katherine Horton, Misty Smith, Courtney Dupre-Smith, Ryan Garrett, and Kayla Shirley. Student members must have completed 12 hours of history classes and have a 3.1 grade point average in these classes and 3.0 overall GPA.

LC Business Professor Chosen to serve on Academic Business World Board

Thursday, January 25th, 2007

Dr. Teresa Wanbaugh, Associate Professor of Business and Chair of the Division of Business has been asked to serve on the Academic Business World (ABW) International Conference 2007 Board. Dr. Wanbaugh will serve on the review board for the upcoming conference in May 2007 in Nashville, TN. Her duties will include reviewing and selecting articles for presentation at the ABW conference. 

The Academic Business World (ABW) sponsors an annual international conference for the exchange of research ideas and practices within three domains: business disciplines, learning, and administration. The aim of the ABW International Conference is to provide a forum for the discussion of research within business and reference disciplines in education and the social sciences as well as research and experiences in learning and administration in higher education.

Louisiana College Physical Education Professor receives Doctorate

Thursday, January 25th, 2007

Lori Lynn McGaha DeLong received her Doctor of Philosophy from Louisiana State University on December 21, 2006. Lori majored in Kinesiology in the College of Education and centered her dissertation research on “College Students’ Motivation for Physical Activity.” She is the daughter of Bryan and Linda McGaha, and she is married to Rob DeLong. She lives in Pineville, LA. where she is an Assistant Professor and Athletic Trainer at Louisiana College.

Louisiana College Debate Team participated in tournament at LSUA

Thursday, January 25th, 2007

Spencer Brown, an Alexandria junior, won Second Place in the Novice Division of the 2007 Oak Tree Invitational Debate Tournament hosted by LSU at Alexandria January 20-21.

The LC debater was undefeated in the six preliminary rounds and advanced to the quarterfinals where he won a 3-0 decision over Azck Williams of Stephen F. Austin State (TX) University.  In the semi-final round he won 2-1 over Josh Mohon of the University of Louisiana at Monroe but lost in the final round to Leigh Masling of Louisiana Tech University.

Datha Bustard, an Alexandria senior, advanced to the quarter final rounds where she defeated Matt LaCaze of LTU but lost a 2-1 decision to Billy Wiggins of SFA to tie for Third Place in the Varsity Division.

Ethan Boothe, a Harrisonburg sophomore, gained the elimination rounds but was defeated in the quarter finals by Chris Halley of the University of Arkansas at Monticello also in the Varsity Division.

Louisiana College took Fourth Place in the tournament thanks to wins in the Novice Division by Blake Gardner of New Boston, TX, Kris Lee of Shreveport, and Rachel Melancon of Lafayette.

Varsity Division points were won by Jeffery Boydstun of Dry Prong, Allison Steed of Pearl River, and Haylie Treas of Sulphur.

The next tournament for the LC Debate Squad will be February 3 and 4 at the Bicker Debates hosted by the University of Louisiana at Monroe.

Louisiana College Religion Professor Leads Bible Study

Wednesday, January 24th, 2007

Mr. Jason Meyer, Instructor of religion at Louisiana College will lead a Bible Study at the Columbia Heights Baptist Church in Columbia, Louisiana this weekend. The study will include an in-depth look at the letters of John, one through three. There will be three sessions; Friday, January 26th at 7 p.m., Saturday 27th at 10 a.m. and Saturday 27th afternoon at 1 p.m. For more information about this upcoming Bible study contact Mr. Meyer at (318) 487-7343.