LSU Shreveport

9:29am

Mon July 30, 2012
Local

LSU Shreveport attracts students with 'free ride' incentive

LSU Shreveport hosts its 2011 welcome week activities outside the University Center.
LSU Shreveport

Prospective students of LSU Shreveport have until Wednesday to apply to the school to be considered for the Free Ride scholarship program for fall semester. The incentive that launched in November covers tuition at LSUS, when combined with the state-funded merit scholarship known as TOPS. LSUS officials say about half of the students admitted for fall have been offered a free ride scholarship, and the program could be credited for stabilizing enrollment.

9:10am

Thu July 19, 2012
Local

LaPREP has middle schoolers hitting the books during summer

LaPREP founder Carlos Spaht presents a plaque to Ryan Hymes at last year's LaPREP awards ceremony.
LaPREP

More than 500 middle school students from Shreveport, Mansfield and Keithville have completed the LaPREP summer program since it began in the early 1990s. LSU Shreveport math professor Carlos Spaht founded the program to encourage young people to go to college and major in math and science. Spaht says none of the LaPREP participants has dropped out of high school. LaPREP's graduation ceremony begins at 1 p.m. at the LSUS University Center Theater.

9:02am

Wed May 9, 2012
Politics

Bill to merge LSU Shreveport with Louisiana Tech advances

A bid to make LSU Shreveport a branch campus of Louisiana Tech University was backed by the House Education Committee. But acting LSU System president William Jenkins advised the committee to proceed "very cautiously" because mergers overwhelmingly result in failure. Supporters say the merger is essential to the region.

10:01am

Fri April 27, 2012
Local

LSU Shreveport digital media certificate program seeks 60 students

LSU Shreveport animation and visual effects program director John Miralles says the new non-credit program in digital media will improve the high-tech labor market in Shreveport.

A $500,000 grant from the Caddo Parish Commission will establish a yearlong, non-credit certificate program in digital media at LSU Shreveport. Program director John Miralles says applicants must have completed high school will go through a rigorous evaluation process before being admitted to the 35-hour per week program taught by area industry professionals.

8:41am

Tue March 27, 2012
Local

LSU Shreveport says power outage is a "snow day" for employees

LSU Shreveport is following its disaster recovery plan while workers repair the underground power system on campus. A vast majority of faculty and staff cannot report to work this week while power is out.

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