Archive for January, 2007

Campus Briefs

Friday, January 5th, 2007

Dr. Henry O. Robertson, Associate Professor of History, spoke recently to the Red River Civil War Roundtable at the Alexandria Genealogical Library. His topic was the 1864 battle at Monett’s Ferry. He was one of their first feature speakers. The Civil War Roundtable is a local group which was formed to promote the study and discussion of Civil War history.

Two Louisiana College faculty members will be representing LC at the 2007 Council on Social Work Education CSWE annual conference in Phoenix, Arizona in February. Charles Lowe, Associate Professor of Social Work, Chair of the Division of Human Behavior, Director of the Social Work Program and Chair of the Division of History & Political Science along with Sheri Duffy, Assistant Professor of Social Work and Field Placement Coordinator, will be featured speakers at a seminar titled, “Developing Junior Faculty Leadership Skills.”

Lillian Purdy, associate professor of English at Louisiana College has been asked to lead a panel discussion on, “Victorian Women Travelers to the United States,” at the British Women Writer’s Conference in Lexington, Kentucky in April 2007. She has also been asked to present her recent paper, “Fanny Trollope and Her Quest for Utopia in America.”

Louisiana College Science Advisory Board exceeds $150,000 in fund raising efforts

Friday, January 5th, 2007

The Louisiana College science advisory board held its fifth annual meeting in October 2006. The board announced that it had exceeded the $150,000 mark in fund raising for the natural science division since 2001. Members were also on-hand to dedicate a new science computer lab made possible by monies raised by the board.

The purpose of the Louisiana College Science advisory board is to raise funds for equipment and other needs in the division, recruit outstanding science students to LC and to advise the division on scientific and curricula issues. Dr. Dennis Watson, Chair of the Divisions of Natural and Computer Science and Coordinator for the Department of Chemistry explains, “The board’s efforts have been a tremendous asset in keeping the natural science division strong and stable since 2001.” The current Board president is Dr. Mark Dobson of Alexandria and the Vice-president is Dr. Tony Lee from Shreveport.

Currently 23 members serve. Although not all board members were able to attend the October meeting, members are located in 15 different cities and six different states. All members are either LC alumni or parents of children who graduated from LC. For more information about the LC Science Advisory Board contact Dr. Dennis Watson, 318-487-7576.

Louisiana College presents Footsteps of Jesus Holy Land Tour

Friday, January 5th, 2007

Make plans today to join this once-in-a-lifetime tour with Dr. Charles Quarles, Vice-President for Integration of Faith & Learning and Chair of the Division of Religious Studies at Louisiana College, scheduled for May 24th – June 3rd.

The biblical history of this little land, Israel, lies buried four millennia deep. At some places it is but a few inches beneath the surface of the soil; at others, it is embedded beneath the strata of a dozen civilizations.

Be a part of this thrilling tour to the Land of the Bible. It will be more than a step back into sacred history, but a leap forward in your spiritual journey. Call (318) 487-7254 for more information and receive a brochure, or visit

Debate Squad competes at 2007 Worlds Championship Debate Tournament

Tuesday, January 2nd, 2007

Ethan Boothe, Datha Bustard, Haylie Treas, and Spencer Brown are representing Louisiana College at the Worlds Championship Debate Tournament in Vancouver, Canada, December 26 through January 4.