Thu May 10, 2012

Shreveport architecture firm seeks work in China

Shreveport architect Mike McSwain says taking on Chinese design projects "scratch his creative itch."

China's booming economy has one Shreveport architecture firm expanding its horizon, taking on large commercial design projects a world away in Beijing and Chengdu. Mike McSwain says he hopes to open a satellite office in Chengdu to help manage the workflow of Chinese projects. His firm is currently designing a senior citizen housing project in Beijing and a research park in Chengdu.


Wed May 9, 2012

Holy Angels Residential Facility unveils upgrades

A ceremony today will mark the completion of grant-funded renovations totaling $400,000 at Holy Angels, a residential facility in Shreveport housing 184 people with developmental disabilities. CEO Laurie Boswell says Holy Angels' 1960s-era buildings are in need of many repairs and upgrades. The ceremony is set for 2 p.m.


Mon May 7, 2012

Stephen F. Austin State taps grandson of Gandhi for leadership

The Center for a Livable World at Stephen F. Austin State in Nacogdoches, Texas, will gain input from a renowned peace activist. Arun Gandhi, the grandson of Mahatma Gandhi, will serve as a senior fellow at the center.


Fri May 4, 2012

Bob Barker summons chimps: 'Come on Down!'

TV game show host celebrity Bob Barker visited the chimpanzee sanctuary in Keithville, La., Chimp Haven, to herald the opening of a new habitat made possible through his $500,000 gift from his animal rights charity. Barker rescued five elderly chimps, infected with HIV and hepatitis, from a shuttered sanctuary in Texas.


Tue May 1, 2012

Wiley College student returns to Africa to forge partnerships

Wiley College senior Chad Mossman of Houston is preparing for a three-week mission trip to Nairobi, Kenya. He's developing an internship that will create more connections between non-governmental organizations in rural Kenya and Wiley, a historically black college in Marshall, Texas.