The president of Chimp Haven, the national chimpanzee sanctuary in Keithville, La., says federal initiatives are moving ahead to retire large numbers of chimps from biomedical research. Linda Brent says Chimp Haven is in contact with the National Institutes of Health on news that the agency will transfer 10 research chimps to the Keithville sanctuary. She says many more could follow as the NIH send nearly one-fifth of its research chimps into retirement.
About 200 high school students will participate in the A+ Alexandria Bowl Saturday at LSU Alexandria. Tournament director Tom Harmeyer says the third annual bowl will draw teams from 18 parishes. Harmeyer pens about 1,000 questions in this battle of wits. He says about 100 volunteers put on the event.
Southern Arkansas University in Magnolia is expanding its bachelor of fine arts program to train students in the areas of game design, animation and emerging media. The school has a new job posting for an assistant professor with this expertise. SAU's art and design department head Dan May says students will begin formal course work in this area next fall.