Archive for November, 2007

Louisiana College Lights up the Campus

Friday, November 30th, 2007

Pineville, LA… Over seven hundred people converged on the campus of LC Thursday night to witness the first ever lighting of the campus. The boulevard was ceremoniously lit up at 6:00p.m. as onlookers watched and cheered. Area childrens’ choirs performed for event-goers who sipped hot chocoolate and enjoyed the festive atmosphere. Student guides, in biblical dress, led groups around displays where actors told of the events leading up to the blessed miracle of Christ’s birth. Children and adults alike enjoyed the re-enactment of the Christmas story which featured student and faculty talent as well as several live animals.

If you missed Thursday night’s activities, there is still time to come and enjoy the fun. The campus will be open tonight (Friday, November 30) beginning at 6:00 p.m. Adult choirs will perform, hot chocolate will be served and tours will continue.

As a fun part of the festivities, children are invited to participate in hands-on Christmas crafts hosted in the Fine Arts Building, where the  Art Department is having their annual Christmas Sale. Unique pieces, created by LC art students and faculty will be available for purchase.

Tonight’s activities are free and open to the public. Merry Christmas from Louisiana College!

Senior nursing students inducted into Nu Tau Honor Society

Wednesday, November 14th, 2007

Pineville, LA…

Ten Louisiana College senior nursing students were inducted into the Nu Tau Honor Society during an induction ceremony on October 25, 2007 at the Granberry Conference Center.  Nu Tau is the local chapter of Sigma Theta Tua International Honor Society of Nursing.

These ten students were invited to join the organization based on their class standing and leadership qualities. Student inductees are:  Katie Colvin, Lydia Griggs, Melissa Griggs, David Hines, Lauren Johnson, Summer Johnson, Melinda Robin, Michelle Roque, Megan Wilkie, and Kayla Wright.

Two of the students, Megan Wilkie and Kayla Wright, were further honored by being selected to represent the Nu Tau Chapter at the 39th Biennial Convention of Sigma Theta Tau International in Baltimore, Md., on November 2-7, along with Debra Migues, Associate Professor of Nursing, and President-Elect of LC’s Nu Tau Chapter. These two students were chosen because they have maintained a 4.0 GPA as well as demonstrated leadership and professionalism. In addition to these students, six community leaders were inducted into the Honor Society as well.  They are: Charlotte Amphion, JoAnn Derbonne, Barbara Griffin, Ruby Gonzales, Lisa Lauve, and Monica Prevot.

LC student presented scholarship

Friday, November 9th, 2007

Pineville, LA

Louisiana College student, Ashley Mann, has been awarded the AAE Student Teacher Scholarship for the 2007 fall semester by the Associated Professional Educators of Louisiana.(A+PEL).

The scholarship was presented to Ms Mann at A+PEL’s Annual Conference and General Membership Meeting on October 27, 2007 in Gonzales. Mann is senior Elementary Education major from Dry Prong, LA who will graduate in December of this year.

English Professor Attends Southern Women Writers Conference

Monday, November 5th, 2007

Pineville, LA… Dr. Rosanne Osborne, Hixson Professor of English at Louisiana College, recently attended the Southern Women Writers Conference at Berry College, Rome, Georgia where she read a selection of her poems and presented a paper on the poetry of North Carolina poet, Betty Adcock.

Dr. Osborne read poems taken from Jane’s Song, a collection of persona poems she has written in the voices of the women connected to the life of Mark Twain.

In addition, Osborne’s poem, “Ground of Being,” was published in the September 15, 2007, issue of The Christian Century.

Louisiana College debate team announces 2007-2008 members

Friday, November 2nd, 2007

Pineville, LA…Louisiana College announces the 2007-2008 debate team members:

Juniors:  Tony Alonzo, Jr. (T.J.) and Kris Lee; sophomore: Eric Puckett; and freshmen: Lauren Dunn, Glynn Johnson, and Lucas Moncada.

The LC debate team, along with new coach, Scott Loyd, has traveled to three area tournaments so far this fall.  The first tournament was in September, at Henderson State University, Arkadelphia, Arkansas, where Kris Lee won the entire tournament in his division.  He also was elected Best Speaker.  Scott Loyd advanced to the semi-finals in the Open Division, which is designated for coaches and other graduate- level students.

Early in October, the team traveled again to Arkansas to compete at the University of Arkansas-Monticello.  In that tournament, Lauren Dunn went 6-0 in the novice division and advanced to the quarterfinals.  Eric Puckett won Best Speaker in his division and advanced to the octofinals.

Most recently, the team debated at a large tournament hosted at the University of Louisiana- Monroe. Eric Puckett advanced, but was defeated in the semi-finals.  Kris Lee advanced to quarterfinals, and Lauren Dunn had a winning record of 4-2.