The longtime member of the nursing faculty will succeed Dr. Gail Poirrier. Poirrier has served as dean for 17 years, and will retire July 1.
Have you seen the latest La Louisiane?
The Fall 2017 issue of the magazine of the University of Louisiana at Lafayette came out this week. It’s packed with stories that showcase what’s great about the University.
The cover story, “Ties that Bind,” explores the University’s Traditional Music program, which brings together student musicians and seasoned musicians with a curriculum that preserves and promotes the region’s musical heritage.
The program is the result of a dogged, 10-year effort by friends of the late Dr. Tommy Comeaux to honor the Lafayette physician and multi-instrumentalist with a lasting musical memorial. Comeaux died in 1997.
The issue also features University researchers’ efforts to develop two brain sensors. One would enable a person to use thoughts to move an artificial limb, while the other would predict epileptic seizures.
For sports fans, La Louisiane tours the renovated M.L. “Tigue” Moore Field at Russo Park, and the new indoor practice facility for Louisiana Ragin’ Cajuns golf.
Other stories include:
- a peek inside MODESTEhouse, a 216-square-foot tiny house that has some innovative, eco-friendly features;
- details about an environmental initiative that will soon put wildflowers from UL Lafayette along roadsides statewide;
- plans to bring back a laboratory school that will give future teachers invaluable on-the-job training; and
- a look at former Ragin’ Cajuns softball batter DJ Sanders’ rise to national prominence.
The staff of the University’s Office of Communications and Marketing produces La Louisiane. The magazine covers many aspects of the University, including research, campus development, student life, athletics and alumni accomplishments.
La Louisiane reaches about 90,000 readers via direct mail and distribution on campus. You can also read an online edition here.
The magazine's readership includes students, alumni and other University supporters. Copies are also mailed to high school principals and guidance counselors across the state.