Archive for February, 2011

Heart Symposium Speaker: Stroke Survivor, Leean Hendrix

Tuesday, February 22nd, 2011

Every February Christus Cabrini Hospital and Louisiana College partner together to present a Heart Symposium that provides information on heart related issues. This year the topic is “Stroke: The Road to Recovery” and the speaker is Leean Hendrix, former Miss Arizona and stroke survivor.

 

The 2011 Heart Symposium will take place on Thursday, February 24th from 6 p.m. – 7 p.m. in Guinn Auditorium on the campus of Louisiana College. This event is free and open to the public. For more information call (318) 487-7194.

 

 

Red River Wind Symphony to host “A Night at the Movies”

Monday, February 21st, 2011

 Pineville, LA… The Red River Wind Symphony, under the direction of Mr. Andrew Hunter, LC Director of Bands, will host “A Night at the Movies” on Friday, February 25th in the Granberry Conference Center.  The fundraiser event will feature a dinner, auction and a concert of timeless movie scores from Hollywood classics, including Star Wars, Indiana Jones, Mary Poppins, Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves and more.  The dinner begins at 6 p.m. and the concert at 7. The event is open to the public and tickets are available at Red River Music or the Louisiana College Music Department office. Individual tickets are $25, and table sponsorships are $125 for a table of six.

For more information please call 318-730-7409 or 318-487-7328.

 

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Baton Rouge Advocate writes article on LC School of Divinity

Monday, February 21st, 2011

 

The Baton Rouge Advocate recently published an article about the Louisiana College Caskey School of Divinity.

 

Read  the article here.

Louisiana College Purchases Building in Shreveport for Law School

Tuesday, February 15th, 2011

Pineville, LA. …Louisiana College president, Dr. Joe Aguillard, and Louisiana College School of Law founding dean, J. Michael Johnson, announced the College’s agreement today to purchase and renovate one of downtown Shreveport’s largest landmarks to serve as the home of the new law school. Classes are scheduled to begin in August 2012. 

The property, formerly known as the Joe D. Waggonner Federal Building, is strategically located at 500 Fannin Street, on one full city block in the Central Business District.  The building is situated two blocks west of the U.S. District Court for the Western District of La., one block west of the La. Second Circuit Court of Appeal, and is adjacent to the new Shreveport Convention Center.

“We are delighted to announce this decision,” said Dr. Aguillard. “The Federal Building offers all the space we will need to serve our students and provide a superior program of legal education. Once our renovations are complete, this will be one of the premier law school facilities in the nation.”

Built in 1972, the nearly 160,000 square foot building has eight floors and five high speed elevators.  As the former federal courthouse, its amenities include three furnished courtrooms and an attached garage with 300 parking spaces.

The building, which has been vacant for several years, will require an eight month asbestos abatement process, followed by a renovation.  

Federal, state and local officials have expressed their enthusiasm about the school’s location decision and pledged their fervent support.  “This is an exciting development for downtown Shreveport and our entire community,” said Shreveport Mayor Cedric Glover. “It’s a classic win-win-win situation for all involved.” 

By acquiring and restoring the vacant Federal Building, Louisiana College will benefit from a large, perfectly-suited facility and the novelty of operating a law school out of a former federal courthouse.  Meanwhile, the City will benefit both by having a new influx of graduate students and activity, and by having one of its largest and most important buildings returned to use. 

“The law school represents another opportunity for Downtown Shreveport. The Downtown Development Authority/Downtown Shreveport Development Corporation look forward to the additional people, additional excitement and additional activity that the school will bring,” said Liz Swaine, DDA Executive Director.  “We are also thrilled that the long-vacant Joe D. Waggonner building will see the investment that will put it back into commerce.” 

Louisiana College announced its plans to locate its new law school in downtown Shreveport last fall, following a lengthy feasibility study.  Initial plans to renovate another downtown high rise were changed after it was determined that building could not be expanded to the size needed to accommodate the school’s projected enrollment of 330 students by 2014.

“This is a final decision that makes sense to everyone,” said Dean Johnson. “Our students will love the location and space of the Federal Building and its many unique features. We look forward to the exciting days ahead as we continue the hard work of building this important new institution.”

School officials are working steadily on all aspects of the startup, including the accreditation application processes through the American Bar Association and the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools.  “We remain on target for our schedule, and we are very grateful for the overwhelming support and enthusiasm we are receiving locally and nationally,” said Dean Johnson.

Jason Tinsley Named LC Women’s Head Basketball Coach

Thursday, February 10th, 2011

 Jason Tinsley has been with the Louisiana College women’s basketball team since before the start of the 2010-11 season and, now, it looks like he won’t be heading anywhere any time soon.

Tinsley, who was originally hired as the Lady Cats’ interim coach, has officially been named full-time head women’s basketball coach.

“Coach Tinsley has stepped into an incredibly challenging situation and has excelled beyond measure,” Louisiana College President Dr. Joe Aguillard said. “He has served as a Christian example as well as a proven winning leader. He has shown great reverence to the legacy of Coach Richard and quiet humility in doing so. Louisiana College is fortunate to have Coach Tinsley to continue with our tradition of a great women’s basketball tradition.”

Tinsley, whose Lady Cats are currently 18-1, ranked No. 15 in the nation and hold a commanding lead in the American Southwest Conference East Division, brings to Louisiana College 18 years of coaching experience at both the high school and college level.

A graduate of Northwestern State in Natchitoches, La., Tinsley began his coaching career in 1990 as head boys basketball coach at South Beauregard High in Longville, La.

In 1991, he became head boys coach at Pine Prairie (La.) high school before moving to the college ranks as an assistant coach for the Georgia Southwestern College men in 1992.

From 1993-96, Tinsley was an assistant for the men’s basketball program at Southwest Missouri State at West Plains and from 1996-99 he held the same position at Northwestern State. In 1999, Tinsley accepted his first head coaching job, assuming the reigns of the men’s program at Bossier Parish Community College, where he would stay until 2002, the year in which he was named Louisiana Junior College Coach of the Year and offered the head men’s job at North Carolina-Pembroke.

Tinsley remained at UNC-Pembroke from 2003-2008. He left the coaching game for two years before becoming a member of the LC program.