Wed October 9, 2013

"Planet Money" creator to give economics lecture at Southern Arkansas University

International business expert Adam Davidson will give the Murphy Lecture at Southern Arkansas University.

NPR’s “Planet Money” co-founder Adam Davidson will deliver some mixed news to college students when he presents the Murphy Lecture on Oct. 10 at Southern Arkansas University in Magnolia. Davidson writes the “It’s the Economy” column for The New York Times Magazine. He said he’ll present a hopeful yet down-to-earth message. The reality of today’s job market, according to Davidson, is that workers will have to continually figure out ways to reinvent themselves in their career and adapt their skills to fit into the global economy.

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Tue October 8, 2013

East Texas father-son painters on exhibit in Shreveport

Father-son artists Carlton Herbert, and his father, Frank Herbert, collaborated on an exhibit at Centenary College's Magale Library.
Credit Sara Holmes

A father-son painting exhibit is on display at the Magale Library on the Centenary College campus. Frank Herbert has taught art at Kilgore College in Kilgore, Texas, for almost 30 years. His son, Carlton, is pursuing his master of fine arts degree at Stephen F. Austin State University.

Carlton Herbert said they both draw from what they see around them to create their art – snapping pictures on their phone for reference – but the similarities end there.

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Tue October 8, 2013

History Matters: Author Tom Clancy made military history matter

Sometimes a person can become a part of history without playing a central role. Commentator Gary Joiner has this appreciation for the late Tom Clancy who penned best sellers of international intrigue and espionage and forever changed the military thriller genre.

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Mon October 7, 2013

Former Congressman Jim McCrery: Lawmakers drew lines in the sand too soon

The government shutdown begins its second week with the parties still bitterly divided and Republicans increasingly tying the impasse to a looming deadline to avoid a default on U.S. debt in 10 days. Former U.S Congressman Jim McCrery was serving in the House during the last government shutdown. The Shreveport native now is on the steering committee for the Campaign to Fix the Debt. That’s a Washington-based nonpartisan organization to address the nation’s fiscal policies. McCrery believes that if the debt ceiling isn’t raised it will wreak economic havoc across the globe.

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Fri October 4, 2013

Centenary College plans to take all freshmen to Paris

Centenary College president David Rowe announced the school's new Centenary in Paris initiative Thursday.
Credit Kate Archer Kent

Incoming freshman class at Centenary College in Shreveport will begin their college career in Paris. The college has launched a new fall immersion program whereby every freshman can spend up to 10 days in Paris. The August 2014 course will begin and end on Centenary’s campus. The students will not be required to pay any additional fees or expenses for the trip. At a news conference Thursday, President David Rowe said he expects about 150 students will see the City of Light, and that experience will solidify their college career.

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