Archive for November, 2008

Louisiana College Debate Team Wraps up the Semester

Tuesday, November 25th, 2008

Pineville, LA…Louisiana College Debate team recently wrapped up the semester at the LSUS tournament in Shreveport.  Out of 140 competitors, three of five Louisiana College varsity competitors posted winning records and five of the ten novice competitors posted winning records as well. Freshman debater, Jesus Carillo, finished as an octi-finalist in the novice division, and sophomore, Lauren Dunn, was a quarter finalists and 5th speaker over all in the varsity division.  Debate coach, Scot Lyod, also finished as a quarter finalist and 4th speaker overall in Open Division.  

 Earlier this month, the team competed at the Tyler Junior College tournament in Tyler, TX and won third place overall in the tournament.  Additionally, four team members competed at Stephen F. Austin State University in Nacogdoches, TX, where freshman, Nick Davis, had a winning record as novice.

 “I am pleased with the overall performance of the squad,” debate coach Scot Loyd said, “We’ve had a good semester, with both 2nd and 3rd place wins.”  Loyd said he anticipates an even better spring semester.

Next semester, the team will be competing at several area tournaments, including a regional tournament (TBA), LSU, Bossier City Community College, and LSUS.




Christmas Art Sale

Monday, November 24th, 2008

Pineville, LAThe Louisiana College Art Department is pleased to announce their annual Christmas Art Sale in conjunction with this year’s “Follow the Star -A Louisiana College Christmas” event. Students, faculty, and local artists will present their work for this annual celebration, which will include ceramics, painting and Christmas cards. A variety of ceramic items will be available including: hand made vessels, decorated items and small sculptures. Also included in the show/sale will be paintings, drawings, etching and Christmas cards.  Please join us for this special occasion; it will be the perfect opportunity to find that one of a kind gift at a reasonable price for the art lover on your Christmas list.

 For further information, please contact Wang-Ling Chou, professor of art at Louisiana College: 318-487-7482 or High-resolution images are available upon request. The Art Gallery is located on the first floor of the Weathersby Fine Arts Building, Louisiana College, 1140 College Drive, Pineville, LA.

Christmas Sale Hours:

Thursday, December 4, 5-9pm
Friday, December 5, 9am-9pm
Saturday, December 6, 9am-9pm
Sunday, December 7, 2-8pm

Voice Students Win at NATS Conference

Tuesday, November 18th, 2008

Pineville, LA…Several voice students recently represented Louisiana College at the 2008 National Association of Teachers of Singing (NATS) Regional Conference and Auditions in Natchitoches, LA, where six of the seven students who competed either advanced to the semi-finals or placed in their divisions. Kameryn Lueng, sophomore music major from Pineville, won first place in the Sophomore Women’s division, out of a field of fifty-two women, while Juliana Wimberly, freshman music major from Baton Rouge, placed third out of a field of fifty-nine women in the Freshmen Women’s division.  Both students received an award certificate and prize check.  

In addition to the above winners, other students advancing to semi-finals were:  Margie McBride, Sophomore Women; Ben Swain, Sophomore Men; John Simmons, Freshmen Men, and Chelsea Hill, High School Women.  

According to Dr. Loryn Frey, Chair of the Division of Visual and Performing Arts at LC and Coordinator of the Department of Music, the finalists and winners of this year’s competition will have the opportunity to participate in master classes at next year’s event which will be held at Harding University in Arkansas.  Louisiana College competes in a three-state region that consists of Arkansas, Mississippi and Louisiana. This year’s conference had 488 students in attendance, representing 94 NATS members.

Louisiana College/CENLA Symphonic Band concert

Thursday, November 13th, 2008

Pineville, LANow in its 34th year, the Louisiana College/CENLA Symphonic Band will be present its Fall Concert November 18, 2008 at 7:30 p.m.  in Guinn Auditorium. The band is comprised not only of Louisiana College students, but members of the CENLA community as well. This is the band’s first concert of the 2008-2009 season, and also their first concert under the baton of Mr. Andrew Hunter, who came to Louisiana College in 2007 as Director of the Wildcat Marching Band. The evening will feature music by composers Frank Ticheli, Pierre Leemans, Johannes Brahms, Andrew Boysen, Jr., Ralph Vaughan Williams, David Holsinger, and John Philip Sousa. The Symphonic Band will be joined in performance by the Red River Jazz Band, playing jazz and big band standards as well as Tin Pan Alley favorites. The concert is free and open to the public.

For more information about the Louisiana College/CENLA Symphonic Band, please call 487-7328.

Student Nurses Attend Convention

Thursday, November 6th, 2008

Pineville, LA Nursing students from Louisiana College recently attended the 54th Annual State Convention for the Louisiana Association of Student Nurses held on October 17-18 in Alexandria, LA.  The convention, sponsored by the state’s professional organization for student nurses, annually hosts focus sessions, business meetings and social activities, as well as vendors from various hospitals and companies.

This year, two members of the LC nursing faculty, Renee Shamblin and Debra Migues, spoke at the convention, and three students: seniors, Jill Goodling and Desi McGehee, and junior, Marshal Simmons, represented LC as delegates. Senior, Krystal Kendrick, served as alternate.

Three LC nursing students were elected to the 2008-2009 Executive Board for the Louisiana Association of Student Nurses: senior, Edna Reichman was elected treasurer; Jill Goodling was elected Region II Director; and Marshal Simmons was elected Parliamentarian.

In additional convention activity, senior nursing student, Sophie Odenwald, submitted the LC SNA community service projects for 2007-2008, and seniors, Olivia Vasquez and Lindsey Powell, submitted the LC SNA scrapbook, which won 1st place for creativity, 1st place for representation of LC’s SNA activities, and best overall scrapbook. The award included recognition and a $50 check.