Archive for May, 2007

Summer Session Classes Offered at LC

Wednesday, May 30th, 2007

The Louisiana College Office of the Registar announces the class schedule for the summer. Students interested in registering for classes must meet with an academic advisor prior to registering for classes. Advising will take place on Monday, June 4, 2007 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

After obtaining an advisor’s signature, students will register according to the first letter of their last name as follows on Monday, June 4th:

  • U – Z / 8:30–9:30 a.m.
  • A – D / 9:30–10:30 a.m.
  • I – L / 10:30–11:30 a.m.
  • Q - T / 1–2 p.m.
  • M - P / 2–3 p.m.
  • E - H / 3–4 p.m.

For a complete listing of classes offered during the summer terms visit http://www.lacollege.edu/academics/registrar/. Contact the LC Registrar’s Office for additional information (318) 487-7222.

Louisiana College English Professor Receives Ph.D.

Wednesday, May 30th, 2007

Don Shipley, Jr. received his Ph.D. in English with a concentration in Religion and Literature from Baylor University on May 12, 2007. The title of Shipley’s dissertation is Chesterton and His Interlocutors: Dialogical Style and Ethical Debate on Eugenics. Shipley is the Coordinator for the Division of Humanities at Louisiana College.

Louisiana College French Professor Receives NEH Grant

Wednesday, May 30th, 2007

Ms. Cecile Barnhart, Instructor of French at Louisiana College, applied for and received acceptance to the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) program “Berber North Africa: The Hidden Mediterranean Culture,” a four-week summer institute for College and University Professors which will be held at Oregon State University from June 25-July 20, 2007.

The idea of this institute was born out of an international conference organized with the support of the Oregon Council for the Humanities and the Middle East Studies Center at Portland State University in May 2005. The conference, a first in North America, was devoted to North African minorities, specifically Berber, Coptic and Jewish populations. How had these minorities negotiated their blossoming and their survival in North Africa? How had they interacted with Arab-Islamic civilization? What is their significance in the post-colonial, post-cold-war world?

Ms. Barnhart is one of 24 faculty members, nation-wide, chosen to participate in this prestigious summer program.

Louisiana College Announces 2007 Graduates

Wednesday, May 16th, 2007

Louisiana College held its annual commencement ceremony May 12, according to Carolyn Dennis, registrar. Dr. Joe Aguillard, Louisiana College president, presented diplomas to students at the morning ceremony.

Dr. Charles S. “Chuck” Kelly, Jr., eighth president of the New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary and professor of evangelism, was the keynote speaker.

There were 155 graduates from four states and two foreign countries. Degrees were conferred upon December, May, and August graduates.

For a complete list of Louisiana College’s 2007 graduates, click here.

(Available in HTML, PDF & RTF formats.)

LC English Professor to Receive MFA

Tuesday, May 8th, 2007

Rosanne Osborne, PhD., Hixson Professor of English will receive the MFA in Creative Writing from Spalding University in Louisville, Kentucky on June 1, 2007. Osborne’s thesis, Between Dream and Memory, is a collection of poems in four parts: poems triggered by news stories juxtaposing autobiographical fragments and cultural commentary, a sonnet sequence that reckons with the shaping influence of tools in life, autobiographical memories of the poet’s childhood in Missouri, and persona poems depicting the life of Mark Twain. As part of her graduation requirements, Osborne will give a twenty-minute reading from her thesis at Spalding University on June 1st. She will also present a graduation lecture earlier that week on “The Heritage of the Deep Image Poets.”