LSU Shreveport


Wed June 24, 2015

LSU Shreveport, Caddo Schools ink deal to create pipeline for new teachers

Caddo Schools superintendent Lamar Goree and LSU Shreveport chancellor Larry Clark signed a memorandum of understanding Tuesday before kindergarten graduation at Shreve Island Elementary.
Credit Kate Archer Kent

LSU Shreveport and Caddo Parish Schools have inked an agreement that will streamline the process to secure a teaching job in one of the district’s 62 schools.

The memorandum of understanding was signed Tuesday morning in front of an audience attending Shreve Island Elementary’s kindergarten graduation.

LSU Shreveport chancellor Larry Clark said education majors will get preferential hiring treatment in Caddo Schools and will be privy to district hiring trends so they can tailor their degree program early on and become highly employable upon graduation.

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Wed June 17, 2015

LSU Shreveport hydrologist is eager to analyze Red River flood data

“The more we build in here, the more pressure we’re putting on these levees. All it takes is one little break and you lose all of south Shreveport." -Gary Hanson
Credit Kate Archer Kent

The director of the Red River Watershed Management Institute returned to his research lab Tuesday, once flood waters receded. It was Gary Hanson’s first look since water surrounded the building and edged up the side of the levee. The LSU Shreveport water research facility was built between the water and levee on purpose.

“We cut the power before the flood just in case,” Hanson said, flicking on the lights and breathing a sigh of relief.

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Wed April 29, 2015

LSU Health Shreveport librarians create comic book about childhood obesity problem

Talicia Tarver, digital and information services librarian at LSU Health Shreveport, developed "The Amazing Captain Fit" through a grant.
Credit Kate Archer Kent

A new 66-page comic book imagined by two medical librarians at LSU Health Shreveport will help kindergarteners and first graders better understand obesity.

Talicia Tarver’s “The Amazing Captain Fit” is a story about a boy who wants to be a superhero but lacks healthy eating habits. The comic book, published today, will be distributed through the Department of Pediatrics’ Reach Out and Read program. Tarver wanted to embed the message in something that kids and parents would both enjoy.

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Mon December 8, 2014

LSU Shreveport institute studies impact of student consulting to nonprofits

Helen Wise, an associate professor of sociology at LSU Shreveport, is exploring the impact of service learning projects.

The Institute for Nonprofit Administration and Research at LSU Shreveport is examining the value of service learning carried out by graduate students in the nonprofit administration degree.

As part of the program, students craft detailed proposals for fundraising, planned giving and development for a nonprofit participating in its case study. LSUS sociologist Helen Wise wants to glean the long-term value of the students’ efforts for the nonprofit.

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Mon November 3, 2014

LSU Shreveport explores charter school options

LSU Shreveport chancellor Larry Clark hopes a K-8 charter school could become a reality on campus.
Credit Kate Archer Kent

LSU Shreveport is preparing to hire a consultant to conduct a feasibility study on whether it makes sense for the university to open a charter school.

Chancellor Larry Clark says it’s not the first time this idea has been tossed around. But now the LSUS Foundation is putting up funding for a consultant to formally explore the idea of creating a kindergarten through eighth grade charter school on campus.

Clark says it would serve the community and not be exclusive to high-achieving students.

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