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Over the next two weeks, LSU President F. King Alexander will visit every LSU campus to discuss the university's collective current and future impact on Louisiana and beyond. The tour, called "LSU 2025: Challenge Accepted | LSU’s role in addressing the biggest problems facing our state – and our nation" began in Shreveport on Feb. 5 and will culminate at the flagship campus in Baton Rouge on Feb. 16.

Challenge AcceptedLSU Opens William A. Brookshire Military & Veterans Student Center

Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards joined LSU officials and members of the military community for a ribbon-cutting and grand-opening ceremony at the new William A. Brookshire Military & Veterans Student Center on Wednesday, Jan. 31. The center, located on Veterans Drive, adjacent to Barnes & Noble at LSU, will support student veterans, active military, reservists, guardsmen and their dependents thanks to a donation from Brookshire, an LSU chemical engineering Ph.D. graduate (1961). The facility will transform how LSU supports, recruits and retains veterans.


LSU Center for River Studies Unveiled

One reason why Louisiana’s coast is disappearing is because river diversions have stopped sand, mud and sediment that naturally flow down the Mississippi River from reaching the delta to rebuild the wetlands. The LSU Center for River Studies and strategic partners around the state and nation now have a new, advanced tool to study and address this crisis: the Lower Mississippi River Model.

The model is able to replicate the flow, water levels and sediment (sand) transport of the river, where one year of the Mississippi River is simulated in one hour. Scientists, engineers and students can see, experience and conduct research using this state-of-the-art model.

sixth grade day 2018

LSU Welcomes EBR Sixth-Graders for Third Consecutive Year

LSU is proud to welcome middle school students from East Baton Rouge Parish schools to campus for the third year of “Sixth Grade Day.” Last year, more than 2,500 sixth graders participated in the event in an the university's concerted effort to encourage young people to think about going to college – early and often.

Sixth Grade Day is one of several programmatic elements of the “Capital Area Promise,” an initiative designed to provide college and career pathways to students in Greater Baton Rouge. 

photo: Dean Stacia Haynie, Stephen Herbert and Julie Harris Herbert

USA Technologies Chairman, CEO and Spouse Commemorate Ringing of the Nasdaq Closing Bell with Donation to LSU

LSU alumnus Stephen P. Herbert, chairman and CEO of USA Technologies, and wife, Julie Harris Herbert, announced last month a gift to their alma mater, establishing the fund for what will ultimately become an endowed deanship in the LSU College of Humanities & Social Sciences. The Herberts’ announcement was made at the Nasdaq Stock Exchange, where Steve represented USA Technologies in the ringing of the closing bell.

photo: Mike holds a baby goatLSU School of Veterinary Medicine Hosts 36th Open House

The LSU SVM had 4,683 attendees at its 36th Annual Open House on Saturday, Jan. 20. More than 215 veterinary and graduate students volunteered their time at 50-plus booths celebrating veterinary medicine, the LSU SVM and animal welfare. 

Visitors had the opportunity to visit the anatomy laboratory, intensive care units, surgery suites and radiology suites, while children enjoyed the teddy bear repair station, a petting zoo, and animal demonstrations, such as parades of breeds for both dogs and horses. 

Did You Know?

LSU's Online Program was recently ranked among the nation's best by U.S. News & World Report. The LSU Online MS in construction management is ranked 12th among public colleges and universities and 16th overall. LSU Online Flores MBA Program is ranked 41st among public colleges and universities and 51st overall.

U.S. President Donald J. Trump announced his intent to appoint LSU alumna Suzette Kuhlow Kent to be administrator of the Office of Electronic Government, Office of Management and Budget – a position commonly known as federal CIO.

LSU Professor Prosanta Chakrabarty, curator of ichthyology at the university's Museum of Natural Science, has been selected as a TED 2018 Senior Fellow, joining a class of change-makers from around the world.

LSU Doctor of Musical Arts student and baritone André Chiang won the 45th National Association of Teachers of Singing, or NATS, Artist Awards competition on Jan. 5.

China’s President Jinping Xi presented the 2017 International Science and Technology Cooperation Award of the People’s Republic of China to National Academy of Sciences Member and LSU Professor Earl Ward Plummer.

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