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8:41am

Wed November 6, 2013
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LSU Shreveport to begin offering online MBA

LSU Shreveport says it will take its MBA program entirely online beginning in January. Students pursuing the master of business administration degree may complete it in 12 months, depending on their undergraduate degree credentials. The school’s MBA program director Bill Bigler said courses will be offered in shorter formats and there will be six starting points during the year, instead of the traditional three.

“If you look at the Harvards, Stanfords and Whartons of the world, I don’t think you’ll see the seven-week sessions just yet. But I think it’s a new trend," Bigler said.

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9:13am

Mon November 4, 2013
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Centenary College celebrates C.S. Lewis' legacy in religion series

Centenary College's Maegan Daigle coordinated the "C.S. Lewis: The Life and Legacy" series that runs Nov. 4-16.
Credit Kate Archer Kent

Centenary College’s Christian Leadership Center kicks off a 12-day series today to celebrate the life of C.S. Lewis, an iconic writer in 20th century Christianity. The center is commemorating the 50th anniversary of his death by hosting a documentary film, panel discussion, book groups and a prayer retreat, according to Maegan Daigle, assistant director of Centenary’s Christian Leadership Center.

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8:38am

Fri November 1, 2013
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Park rangers in Natchitoches increase tours

Credit Cane River Creole National Historical Park

Last month’s 16-day partial government shutdown is a fading memory for park rangers at Cane River Creole National Historical Park in Natchitoches. They’ve resumed their 90-minute walking tours in downtown Natchitoches. In all, 15 rangers at the park were furloughed during the shutdown, including Nathan Hatfield. He’s the park’s chief of interpretation. He said it didn’t take long to get the park humming again. The walking tours are being expanded during the holidays.

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9:13am

Thu October 31, 2013
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Family Justice Center to open in Alexandria

David Britt, CEO of the United Way of Central Louisiana, is spearheading a project to open a Family Justice Center in Alexandria to support victims of domestic violence.
Credit Town Talk

The United Way of Central Louisiana is leading an effort to create a Family Justice Center in Alexandria. It will be the third one in the state after Monroe and New Orleans. The center will be a one-stop location for all the services to assist victims of domestic violence, according to David Britt, CEO of the United Way of Central Louisiana.

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7:30am

Wed October 30, 2013
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Centenary professor pens definitive biography on Jack London

Earle Labor, author of "Jack London: An American Life," sits in his Centenary College office flanked by a portrait of the great American writer.
Credit Kate Archer Kent

It’s been less than a month since a 500-page biography of the great American writer Jack London was published. But it’s gained traction in national literary circles. One reviewer called it the definitive biography of the larger-than-life writer. Whatever the take, “Jack London: An American Life” has been a long time coming for Earle Labor, professor emeritus of American Literature at Centenary College and director of its Jack London Research Center.

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