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8:41am

Tue August 27, 2013
Local

Searches move ahead for campus chiefs at LSU Shreveport and Alexandria

David Gustavson retired from LSU Shreveport a few months ago after 39 years. The former dean is back to lead a search to find the new chancellor of the university.
Credit Kate Archer Kent

After delays, LSU Shreveport and Alexandria are moving forward with their searches to find new campus chancellors. Both universities are retaining the same consultant at Washington, D.C.-based AGB Search. Retired LSU Shreveport dean David Gustavson is chairing the search committee in Shreveport. Interim chancellor Paul Sisson took over last summer. Gustavson said he thinks it’s a good thing that the same consultant is working on behalf of both campuses.

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7:44am

Tue August 27, 2013
Commentary

History Matters: Hurricanes have a complex history

Eight years after Hurricane Katrina decimated New Orleans, commentator Gary Joiner offers this perspective on the toll of hurricanes through history.

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11:47am

Mon August 26, 2013
Arts

Moscow Ballet to host 'Nutcracker' auditions in Shreveport for local performance

Christy Holden has owned Power and Grace Dance Studio in Shreveport for 21 years. This is the third year her studio has collaborated with the Moscow Ballet on the "Nutcracker."
Credit Kate Archer Kent

Dozens of young dancers in Shreveport/Bossier will audition Thursday to perform with the Moscow Ballet in its "Great Russian Nutcracker," at the Strand Theatre in downtown Shreveport. Christy Holden, owner of Power and Grace Dance Studio, said this year the Moscow Ballet will select 60 local dancers to be part of the production.

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8:34am

Fri August 23, 2013
Local

Delta Regional Authority seeks community-minded leaders for its academy

Credit Melissa Chatham

The application period has opened for the Delta Leadership Institute’s Executive Academy. It’s a one-year program designed to improve the leadership skills of community-minded decision makers who live in the eight-state Delta region. The program is put on by the Delta Regional Authority. DRA federal co-chairman Chris Masingill said he has about 40 spots to fill, and participants will meet face-to-face during the program in select locations in the Delta, including New Orleans.

 

 

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7:35am

Fri August 23, 2013
Commentary

Gary Borders: A house guest bookworm is always welcome

We all have memorable house guests from time to time. Commentator Gary Borders has this appreciation for his 8-year-old nephew who arrived with an armload of ambitious reading material, which could be a sign of a budding bibliophile.

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