Archive for September, 2010

“The President’s Own” United States Marine Band to perform

Wednesday, September 22nd, 2010

Pineville, LA Louisiana College will host “The President’s Own” United States Marine Band during this year’s Homecoming activities. On Friday, October 15, 2010 at 7:30 p.m., the world renowned group will give one performance in Guinn Auditorium. This event is free and open to the public.


The group was founded in 1798 by an Act of Congress and is the oldest continuously active professional musical organization. Today, “The President’s Own” is celebrated for its role at the White House and its dynamic public performances.  “The President’s Own” encompasses the United States Marine Band, Marine Chamber Orchestra, and Marine Chamber Ensembles, and performs regularly at the White House and for more than 500 public performances across the nation each year.


The Marine Band performs a varied repertoire including new works for wind ensemble, traditional concert band literature, challenging orchestral transcriptions, and the patriotic marches that made it famous.  The band frequently features its members in solo performances that highlight their artistry.  


The performance is free, however tickets are required.  For more information, or to secure tickets, call the Louisiana College Department of Music at (318) 487-7336. 




LC Art Faculty News:

Wednesday, September 22nd, 2010



Pineville, LA…Rondall Reynoso, Director of the LC art gallery, Coordinator of the Department of Art and Assistant Professor of Art was featured in solo exhibitions at Piedmont College, Demorest, GA, the University of Mary Hardin-Baylor in Belton, TX, and at Carson-Newman College in Jackson, TN.


Charis-Boundary Crossings, an international traveling exhibition comprised of 14 North American and Asian artists, will include works by Mr. Reynoso. The exhibition will tour the United States from 2009 – 2011, then travel to Asia. The two U.S. locations are Philadelphia Biblical University in Philadelphia, PA. and Columbia Theological Seminary in Atlanta, GA.


Reynoso’s work in the Charis-Boundary Crossings exhibit was included in two national Christian Arts Journals, “CIVA SEEN” and “Image Journal.” Both entries featured a reproduction of his art and a write-up about Reynoso and his work.


In February 2010, Mr. Reynoso participated in the International Forum on Christian Higher Education, sponsored by the Council for Christian Colleges and Universities in Atlanta, GA. Reynoso participated in a panel, Charis: Boundary Crossings – Neighbors, Strangers, Family, Friends.


Wangling Chou Stokes, Assistant Professor of Art at Louisiana College, was featured in a solo art show titled, Transformation: From Dumpster to Dining Room at River Oaks Square Arts Center in Alexandria.


Stokes was also accepted into several juried art shows including: 47th annual Competition at Masur Museum in Monroe, LA., the 7th annual competition at the Louisiana State Museum in Baton Rouge, the 23rd annual September Competition at the Alexandria Museum of Art and the Long Beach Island Foundation of Arts and Sciences in Loveladies, NJ.


Stokes work was recently published in SEEN magazine, a journal highlighting Christians in the visual arts. She was also featured in an article on East/West interactions and Stokes’ art work was featured on the cover of that issue.


Most recently, Stokes received a Louisiana College faculty grant to attend a workshop at the Arrowmont Arts and Crafts School in Gatlinburg, Tennessee.


Homecoming 2010-Always Faithful

Wednesday, September 22nd, 2010

Contact: The Louisiana College Office of Alumni Affairs

(318) 487-7301 or  


Louisiana College 2010 Homecoming


Pineville, LA. … Louisiana College will celebrate Homecoming 2010 beginning on Thursday, October 14, through Saturday, October 16. This year’s theme is Always Faithful.  Homecoming activities this year will include special reunions, luncheons, and fun activities, like the annual tricycle race, homecoming parade and tailgating. (See schedule below)  At 4p.m. Saturday, October 16, the LC Wildcats will take on Howard Payne in Wildcat Stadium.


Each year, Louisiana College recognizes the Distinguished Alumni Award recipients and the Wildcat Athletic Association Hall of Fame inductees during Homecoming. This year’s Distinguished Alumni recipients are:  Dr. William Walters Enete, Sr. (1920), Mr. Curt Iles (1979) and Ms. Ava Nell McWhorter (1952).  This year’s WAA Hall of Fame Inductees are:  Hymie F. Bradford, II (1966), Wayne Davis (2005) and Emillie Collins (2005).


For more information about Louisiana College’s 2010 Homecoming activities, contact the LC Office of Alumni Affairs at (318) 487-7301 or e-mail, visit  or download a copy of the 2010 Homecoming brochure.




Fall Preview Day Oct. 2

Monday, September 20th, 2010

Pineville, LA…The Louisiana College Office of Admissions will host its Fall Preview Day on Saturday, October 2, 2010. High school students of all ages, as well as transfer students, are welcome to attend the event designed to give prospective students and their parents an overview of campus and academic life at LC.  Students attending will have the opportunity to meet current students and professors, learn more about academics, student organizations, athletics and other programs, as well as have a chance to learn more about financial aid. Campus tours will be available upon request. 

Registration will begin at 9 a.m. in the Hixson Student Center. After the scheduled sessions, students attending Preview Day are invited to stay as guests and watch the LC Wildcats take on the Crusaders of Mary Hardin-Baylor at 11 a.m. at the Wildcat Stadium.

For more information or to register by phone, please call the Louisiana College Office of Admissions at 318-487-7259 or 1-800-487-1906, or reserve your spot online at

Louisiana College Campus Highlights

Friday, September 17th, 2010

Louisiana College faculty news briefs:


Dr. Michael Shepherd, Assistant Professor of Old Testament and Hebrew, has completed his third book, The Twelve Prophets in the New Testament. The book will be published by Peter Lang Publishing and will be available this winter.


Dr. Mingchu Gao, Associate Professor of Mathematics, recently published a research paper entitled, “On Maximal Injective Sub-Algebras” in the journal: Proceedings of American Mathematics Society, volume 138.


Dr. Keith Callis, Chair of the Division of Humanities and Professor of English wrote an essay on The Return of the Native by Thomas Hardy.  The essay will appear in two parts in The Hardy Review, XII.i and XII.ii, Spring and Fall 2010. The Hardy Review is the flagship journal for scholars of Thomas Hardy, a major Victorian poet and novelist. The journal is edited by Rosemarie Morgan, a research fellow at Yale, and published in London by Maney Publications. The essay is titled, “American Turns in The Return of the Native.”


Mr. Andrew Hunter, Director of the Wildcat Marching Band and Instructor of Music, was recently elected to the Louisiana Music Educators Association Board of Directors as the state’s University Division Representative.


Dr. David Sharp, Professor of Nursing, has served as co-chair of the workgroup on the competency based training within the American Psychiatric Nurses Association (APNA) since 2009. In that role he edited and co-authored a position paper and practice standards that were consistent with the APNA standards relative to seclusion and restraint use and addressed special population/setting needs. This material has been used by Dr. Sharp and his team to develop a training program for psychiatric nurses who deal with the seclusion and restraint of psychiatric patients. The materials consist of a PowerPoint presentation, a study guide and an assessment schedule. This on-line competency based training program will launch at the APNA annual conference in Kentucky in October 2010.


 In June, 20 Accelerated Bachelor of Science in Nursing (ABSN) students participated in a Red Cross Disaster Service Overview, emphasizing the role of nurses during disasters. The four hour course, instructed by Central Louisiana Red Cross Chief Executive Officer, Leann Murphy, covered the history of the organization, mission, fundamental principals, scales and levels of disasters, how the organization manages disaster efforts, management of an emergency shelter and the services of Red Cross nurses.


Louisiana College nursing instructor Kathy Baldridge arranged the courses with the Red Cross for her Public Health Nursing class. Baldridge is a leadership volunteer with the Central Louisiana Red Cross, as is Dr. Kimberly Sharp, Dean of the Louisiana College School of Nursing and Professor of Nursing and her husband, Dr. David Sharp, International Coordinator of Nursing and Professor of Nursing. The Dr.’s Sharp also serve as co-chairs of the Red Cross Disaster Medical Health Services.


Dr. Henry Robertson, Chair of the Division of History and Political Science and Associate Professor of History at Louisiana College, recently had a book review published in The Journal of Southern History Vol. 76 August 2010. Robertson examined a new encyclopedia on Louisiana Governors titled, Louisiana Governors: Rulers, Rascals, and Reformers by Walter Cowan and Jack McGuire and published by the University of Mississippi Press.