Wed April 25, 2012

Longview Junction Train Depot set to undergo renovation

Linen postcard, manufactured by Curteich-Chicago. Private collection.

A $2.6 million renovation gets under way Friday at the Historic Longview Junction Train Depot. The rehabilitation of the 1940s-era depot will begin alongside an Amtrak 40th Anniversary Traveling Train Exhibit that will be stationed at the Longview depot from Friday through Sunday. The exhibit will showcase rail travel memorabilia over the decades.


Tue April 24, 2012

LSU A&M engineering degrees expand to Shreveport campus

LSU College of Engineering administrators met with LSU Shreveport officials yesterday to work out a plan to offer two engineering degrees in Shreveport.

LSU's College of Engineering Dean met with LSU Shreveport officials yesterday to work out a plan to offer two Flagship Campus baccalaureate degrees at LSUS in the fall: construction management and petroleum engineering.


Mon April 23, 2012

Shreveport watersheds advocate talks about paddling trip

Shreveport Faces.blogspot.com

A Shreveport science teacher is canoeing more than 370 miles to the Gulf of Mexico to raise awareness about Louisiana's watersheds. Jon Soul will give a presentation tonight titled "Bayou to Bay - Exploring Louisiana's Watersheds" at 6:30 p.m. at the Red River National Wildlife Refuge hosted by the Friends of the Refuge.


Wed April 18, 2012

President Bill Clinton hails Murphy Oil on scholarship fund

Former President Bill Clinton spoke at El Dorado High School's sixth annual Academic Signing Day. The ceremony recognized El Dorado-based Murphy Oil's $50 million scholarship fund, and more than 300 seniors who will take advantage of the generous tuition scholarship. The scholarship director says over the past five years, the Promise Fund has paid out $8.5 million in tuition costs for nearly 1,000 El Dorado High School graduates.


Fri April 13, 2012

LSU survey reveals aversion toward "fracking" terminology

The drilling term "frack" could use an image makeover, according to a new study by the LSU Public Policy Research Lab. Research Michael Climek says the word "fracking" significantly impacted how survey respondents viewed the process, both in terms of safety and whether the state should encourage it.