LSU Shreveport

8:41am

Wed November 6, 2013
Local

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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10:03am

Thu September 26, 2013
Business

LSU Shreveport career fair draws hiring firms from six states

High Lifter Products research and product developer Charles Singleton has worked for the Shreveport company for 13 years. He says its sales of all-terrain vehicle parts is now a global operation.
Credit Kate Archer Kent

LSU Shreveport drew dozens of employers to its campus yesterday for a job and internship fair. The fair was open to LSUS students and alumni. Student development assistant director SaraMargaret Mladenka said the career fair was a chance to showcase students and alumni in front of 69 exhibitors.

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8:41am

Tue August 27, 2013
Local

Searches move ahead for campus chiefs at LSU Shreveport and Alexandria

David Gustavson retired from LSU Shreveport a few months ago after 39 years. The former dean is back to lead a search to find the new chancellor of the university.
Credit Kate Archer Kent

After delays, LSU Shreveport and Alexandria are moving forward with their searches to find new campus chancellors. Both universities are retaining the same consultant at Washington, D.C.-based AGB Search. Retired LSU Shreveport dean David Gustavson is chairing the search committee in Shreveport. Interim chancellor Paul Sisson took over last summer. Gustavson said he thinks it’s a good thing that the same consultant is working on behalf of both campuses.

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9:24am

Fri July 12, 2013
Local

LaPREP continues to improve educational outcomes for Shreveport middle schoolers

Nizheala Parrott is entering eighth grade at Caddo Middle Magnet School in Shreveport. She read an essay to fellow LaPREP graduates about her experience in the program that spans two summers.
Credit Kate Archer Kent

LSU Shreveport’s LaPREP – a rigorous summer academic program – came to an end yesterday as 49 middle school students walked across the stage at LSUS's University Center Theater to acknowledge two summers of intensive work in math, science, engineering and technical writing covering material well beyond their years. Graduate Nizheala Parrott is entering eighth grade, and she summed up her experiences in an essay she delivered at the ceremony.

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8:53am

Tue June 4, 2013
Local

Caddo Parish teachers take final seminar before federal grant ends prematurely

Teachers from 25 Caddo Parish schools have begun a graduate seminar  at LSU Shreveport to enhance their expertise and ability to teach American and Louisiana history. The Teaching American History grant from the U.S. Department of Education has been the bread-and-butter program for the Louisiana Endowment for the Humanities over the years. These grants totaled $2 million for Caddo Parish since 2005, and touched 370 teachers. LEH president Michael Sartisky said the current group of teachers will be the last ones through the program.

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