Two wood sculptures by Northwestern State University art professor Michael Yankowski have received honorable mention in the Design in Wood Exhibition under way in Del Mar, Calif. His sculpture, "Spiritus," will be included in Art Melt, set for July 14 in Baton Rouge.
Palestine, Texas, is home to NASA's Columbia Scientific Balloon Facility. Universities across Louisiana collaborate on scientific balloon experiments and launch their payloads at Palestine. LSU physics professor Greg Guzik is currently waiting for optimal weather conditions in Palestine to further his own research in high energy astrophysics.
Louisiana political commentator and journalist John Maginnis addressed Shreveport area business leaders about the economic health of the Bayou State. He spoke at an economic outlook conference put on by LSU Shreveport's Center for Business and Economic Research. He said Louisiana is faring OK amid a still sluggish U.S. economy.