University of Louisiana Monroe

University of Louisiana Monroe

Fox Sports commentator Tim Brando thinks this could be a pivitol year for the University of Louisiana Monroe football program. Brando knows the Warhawks and Monroe very well. He is one of the most famous voices to study broadcasting at ULM. 

I had a chance to talk with Brando about the Warhawks upcoming season.

State of The University Address Thursday Morning

Aug 14, 2018

University of Louisiana Monroe President Nick J. Bruno will deliver the annual State of the University address at 8:30 a.m. Thursday in Brown Auditorium. The public is invited to attend. 

The State of the University is given during University Week before the fall semester begins. 

Bruno will provide information on topics such as academics, facilities, accomplishments and more.

 Some of the highlights of Bruno’s address will be achievements in each college, such as the 100% placement rate for ULM nursing graduates. 

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University of Louisiana Monroe Athletics Department is hosting "The Pursuit" Tuesday, August 14, 2018 at 6 p.m. in Bayou Pointe Event Center. The event is a kick-off for the academic and athletic school year at ULM, featuring an address by President Nick Bruno and special guests Tim Brando and Alton Clay.

Cadets Stop At Malone Stadium

Jul 23, 2018
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The 10-time Drum Corps International World Champion Cadets Drum and Bugle Corps will be on the University of Louisiana Monroe campus on Tuesday, July 24 for a day of rehearsals followed by a performance.

The Corps will present their 2018 show in Malone Stadium at approximately 7 p.m. The public is invited to attend the rehearsals and performance.

According to Corps Director Dr. Drew Shanefield, the 2018 program was inspired by the famous quote by Mahatma Gandhi, "Unity, to be real, must stand the severest strain without breaking."

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ULM's The Pursuit will feature sportscaster and alum Tim Brando. Brando is a long-time sports announcer who joined FOX in 2014. In 2017 he signed a multi-year extension to announce college football and basketball on FOX.

The event takes place 6-9 p.m., Tuesday, August 14 at the Bayou Pointe Student Event Center, 1 Warhawk Way.

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The Board of Supervisors for the University of Louisiana System on Wednesday, June 20, approved a proposed land lease agreement between the University of Louisiana Monroe and the Edward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine (VCOM).

The move brings VCOM one step closer to creating a location at ULM. In May the UL System Board of Regents approved a cooperative endeavor between ULM and VCOM to establish a branch campus at ULM.

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Higher Education in Louisiana is about to get pushed off the fiscal cliff. The state will enact severe budget cuts to the T.O.P.S. program and university budgets unless there is a deal to raise more revenue or realocate funds to higher education. 

T.O.P.S. eligible students would only receive 70% funding for tuition. Students at the University of Louisiana Monroe could see a $1,736 out of pocket cost increase  per year to make up for the 30% cut in T.O.P.S.

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KEDM Policy and a Pint: A Blunt Look at Louisiana Marijuana Policy delved into the topic of cannabis in the bayou state. Our program was recorded at Iron Cactus in downtown Monroe on May 15. 

Our open public forum featured panel with members who support legalization and those against the new proposals. Our experts are from the fields of addiction recovery and counseling, pharmacology and pharmacy law, and the marijuana lobby.  We discussed medical pot, legalization, health issues, and more. 

Our panel for the discussion:

Louisiana is one of the first states in the deep South to allow medicinal marijuana. Dr. Tommy Estis, a substance abuse counselor, thinks we may be moving too fast. 

Dr. Estis will join panelists from the University of Louisiana Monroe School of Pharmacy and Sensible Marijuana Policy for Louisiana for a discussion about benefits and risks of marijuana. The discussion includes the laws and regulations that patients will have to follow. 

Policy and a Pint is Tuesday, May 15.  A "meet and greet" with the panel begins at 5:30 p.m. and the radio discussion will begin at 6 p.m. 

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