Archive for February, 2008

LC Nursing Student Elected to LASN Board of Directors

Friday, February 29th, 2008

Pineville, LA The Louisiana College Department of Nursing is proud to announce LC junior nursing student, Edna Reichman, was recently elected to the 2007-2008 Board of Directors for the Louisiana Association of Student Nurses (LASN). Reichman will serve as the Region II Director, representing nursing students from the following schools:

On the local level, Reichman serves as parliamentarian of the Student Nurses Association at Louisiana College, as well as on the curriculum committee. She enjoys being a “nontraditional” student at LC and is proud to represent her region on the state level.

The Louisiana Association of Student Nurses is an organization that promotes a positive image of nursing, diversity, awareness, & professionalism through practice, education, policy, and advocacy.


2008 Caudell Cup Piano Competition to be held Sat.,March 1

Thursday, February 28th, 2008

 Contact: Amy Robertson, Director of College Communications

(318) 487-7194

Pineville, LA…Louisiana College, together with the Kiwanis Club of Pineville, will sponsor the newly formatted 2008 Caudell Cup Piano Competition on Saturday, March 1 beginning at 7:30 pm, in Presser Hall of the Weathersby Fine Arts Building. The competition is open free of charge to the public.

Five pianists from area colleges and universities will compete in the event:  Karen Hartzog (freshman Piano Performance major from LC); Jana Krajciova (NSU), Peter Kysela (NSU), Alexandra Ognanoska(NSU) and Natalie Wood(LA Tech).

Each of the participants will play two selections and will be judged by Dr. Kian Chat Lim (faculty of University of Louisiana at Lafayette).
Competition results will be announced at the conclusion of the performances. The following prizes will be awarded: First Place: $500 and the Caudell Cup; Second place: $300; Third place: $200.  Additionally, the winner of the Caudell Cup will have the honor of performing for the Kiwanis at one of their Spring 2008 meetings. (Date TBA)


LC Debate Team competes at Henderson State

Monday, February 25th, 2008


Pineville, LA… This past weekend, the LC debate team traveled to Arkadelphia, Arkansas where they participated in a tournament hosted by Henderson State University. Emerging from a field of forty-four, Lauren Dunn had a record of 6-1 and Rebecca Lacy had a record of 4-3. Both debaters qualified for the sweet 16 round in eliminations. Lacy was the number sixteen seed and Dunn was the number four seed. Both were defeated in octo-finals.


ASC Student-Athlete Advisory Committees team together for Charity

Wednesday, February 20th, 2008


Contact: Greg Weghorst, Director of Media Relations (972-234-0033, ext. 105)

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ASC Student-Athlete Advisory Committees

Team Together to Raise $8,138.88 for Charity

RICHARDSON, Texas — Student-Athlete Advisory Committees from the 15 American Southwest Conference campuses combined to raise $8,138.88 for local community organizations in the second annual “Make a Change in 14 Days” loose coin campaign.

Fifteen different organizations received support through the local campus fundraising efforts held from January 29-February 9. Included was the Alpine (Texas) Public Library, American Cancer Society, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Brownwood (Texas), Boys & Girls Club of Marshall (Texas), Cabrini Cancer Center, Children’s Miracle Network, Doyle Community Center, Guadalupe Valley Electrical Cooperative, Habitat for Humanity, Hope’s Door of Plano (Texas), Johnson County (Arkansas) Girls Club, Rapides Regional Life Center, Special Olympics, Susan G. Komen for the Cure. The family of paralyzed Concordia University Texas baseball player Garrett Williamson also received support.

“The student-athletes, working through their campus SAAC groups, have displayed great enthusiasm toward community involvement on the local level,” ASC Commissioner Amy Carlton said. “This year’s Make a Change in 14 Days campaign far exceeded the goal set by the Conference SAAC and will have an impact in each of the 15 ASC member communities now and in the future.”

In the two years of the conference-wide campaign, over $10,000 has been raised to benefit 24 different charities.

“The Conference SAAC has taken the Make a Change in 14 Days project to heart, and it has quickly become a targeted event on each campus,” added Carlton. “I am very proud of the student-athletes and the SAAC officers and advisors for being leaders on campus and in the community. And I also thank the great fans of the ASC member schools for their support of the community fundraising project.”

The two-week SAAC event is also designed as a challenge among the member campuses and is scheduled during the turn of the conference basketball season. The division pool of Louisiana College, Mississippi College, LeTourneau University and East Texas Baptist University claimed the 2008 campaign title with a combined collection of $3,845.87.

Louisiana College, located in Pineville, La., was the top-collecting ASC institution, raising $3,323.81. LC chose to split its donations between Cabrini Cancer Center and Rapides Regional Life Center, both of which focus on breast cancer treatment.

“Everyone getting involved was great,” said Louisiana College SAAC President McCaslin Carson, a junior softball player. “It makes us feel really good, not just to win (the challenge) but more to know what we did for breast cancer treatment. We were very motivated to help.”

Louisiana College first-year women’s basketball head coach Janice Joseph-Richard, also a former all-American at LC, is a breast cancer survivor. Carson said that prompted their SAAC group to tie in the Make a Change in 14 Days project with the Women’s Basketball Coaches Association’s “Think Pink” breast cancer awareness campaign. The bulk of the donations were collected during the free admission “Fill the Fieldhouse” night at H.O. West Fieldhouse on February 7 as the Wildcats took on LeTourneau in conference basketball action.

“It was exciting because the women’s basketball team really got into it,” Carson said. “After their game, they helped pass the buckets around and give away T-shirts. There were tons of people here - and most were wearing pink, too. We had a blast doing it.”


Student-Athlete Advisory Committees from the American Southwest Conference

Teamed Together in a Loose Change Collection for a local community organization from January 29 - February 9, 2008

ASC INSITUTION: Local Organization (Donation)

CONCORDIA UNIVERSITY TEXAS: Family of Garrett Williamson ($403.93)

EAST TEXAS BAPTIST UNIVERSITY: Boys & Girls Club of Marshall, TX ($25.00)

HARDIN-SIMMONS UNIVERSITY: Children’s Miracle Network ($428.00)

HOWARD PAYNE UNIVERSITY: Big Brothers Big Sisters of Brownwood, TX ($59.35)

LETOURNEAU UNIVERSITY: Habitat for Humanity ($150.06)

LOUISIANA COLLEGE: Cabrini Cancer Center/ Rapides Regional Life Center ($3,323.81)

UNIVERSITY OF MARY HARDIN-BAYLOR: Special Olympics ($775.41)

MCMURRY UNIVERSITY: Children’s Miracle Network ($942.00)

MISSISSIPPI COLLEGE: Susan G. Komen for the Cure ($347.00)

UNIVERSITY OF THE OZARKS: Johnson County Girls Club ($333.53)

SCHREINER UNIVERSITY: Doyle Community Center ($100.00)

SUL ROSS STATE UNIVERSITY: Alpine Public Library ($200.00)

UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS AT DALLAS: Hope’s Door of Plano, TX ($305.00)

UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS AT TYLER: American Cancer Society ($301.84)

TEXAS LUTHERAN UNIVERSITY: Guadalupe Valley Electrical Cooperative ($443.95)





Louisiana College

Total: $3,323.81



Louisiana College, Mississippi College, LeTourneau, East Texas Baptist

Combined Total: $3,845.87


Mary Hardin-Baylor, Concordia Texas, Texas Lutheran, Schreiner

Combined Total: $1,723.29

McMurry, Hardin-Simmons, Sul Ross State, Howard Payne

Combined Total: $1,629.35


Ozarks, Texas-Dallas, Texas-Tyler

Combined Total: $940.37









Holcombe Collection art exhibit to open Feb. 14th

Wednesday, February 13th, 2008

Pineville, LA. The Louisiana College Art Department is proud to announce the upcoming art exhibit, “The Holcombe Collection.” The exhibit will be held in the art gallery in the Weathersby Fine Arts Building on the campus of Louisiana College.

The opening reception is Thursday, February 14th from 5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. with a lecture on collecting practices by Dr. and Mrs. David Holcombe at 6 p.m. The Holcombes have an eclectic art collection with numerous pieces of art by local and Louisiana artists. Their collection also includes pieces of art from Europe, Africa and Latin America.

The Holcombes exhibit will run from Thursday, February 14th through February 29th. The exhibit and opening reception are free and open to the public. The gallery hours are Monday - Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

For more information about this exhibit or the LC art department, contact Rondall Reynoso, (318) 487-7261 or