Cameron Ott

Assistant Producer

Cameron is originally from West Monroe, LA and currently a student at the University of Louisiana at Monroe. He is a double-major in Political Science and Spanish with a minor in History, and plans on pursuing a career in international law.

In his free time, he loves to stay involved on campus by competing on ULM’s nationally recognized Mock Trial team, representing the student body as a member of SGA, and singing with the university choir. He also serves the University’s Honors Program as Treasurer and represented the group countless times for incoming freshman. 

When he is not on campus, he enjoys following politics, studying language, reading classic literature, and creating playlists of the best music for his morning commutes.

New Iona Presbyterian Church is celebrating its second anniversary this weekend. The event will feature the Celtic band Emerald Accent, authentic Scottish dishes, and more to honor the church's connection to Scotland. 

Early settlers of Irish and Scottish-descent arrived on the American east coast in the early 17th century. Soon after, they began to establish some of the first Presbyterian churches in the Americas as early as the 1630s. Betty Goss, choir director at New Iona, explains how the name of the church is connected to this history.

The Strauss Theatre Center presents Ken Ludwig's Baskerville: A Sherlock Homes Mystery. Based on Arthur Conan Doyle's The Hound of the Baskervilles, Ludwig turns the fast-paced thriller into a snappy-comic mystery with five actors performing over 40 roles.

The Lifespan of a Fact has two remaining performances at Lea's of Lecompte in Monroe, presented by CA Studio. 

NPR describes the non-fiction book that inspired the play as "the most improbably entertaining book ever published."

The Food Bank of Northeast Louisiana is hosting the 4th Annual Empty Bowls event on Saturday, Jan. 25, from 11 a.m. - 1 p.m at ULM's Bayou Pointe Event Center. The goal is to raise awareness about hunger while also raising necessary funds to provide food assistance to those struggling with hunger in our community.

The Division of Continuing Education for the University of Louisiana at Monroe is a learning organization that provides quality programs to individuals looking to enhance their professional careers or simply explore a new subject. Classes this year will be offered starting in early February and last until May. 

Ida Wilson, the program's coordinator for non-credit programs, is in charge of selecting which courses are being offered each year. She says, "The cool stuff, that's what we do."

The ULM Softball Team is hosting the second annual Hang Out With The Hawks on the evening of  Saturday, January 18 at ULM's Bayou Pointe Event Center. The doors are set to open at 5:30 p.m. with dinner served at 5:45 p.m. The event includes multiple rounds of trivia, a live benefit auction, and several cash games. 

The night will begin by dividing the trivia teams into tables of eight. Then, there will be five games of trivia with prizes given at the end of each round. At the end, the team will host a small auction including exclusive items and ULM merchandise. / Ken Lund

Join the Northeast Louisiana Master Gardeners this Saturday, January 18, for their 10th Annual January Gardening Seminar and Seep Swap. This year's theme, Native Plants and Native Landscapes, highlights the importance of incorporating native plant species into our landscapes and conservation efforts underway to protect natural areas that we draw inspiration from.

The Monroe City Council selected January to be the city's first Museum Month. Monroe's ten museums are celebrating the program with a Passport Contest, Photo Contest, and several special events and offers all month long.

The Monroe Symphony Orchestra (MSO) presents "Experience the Sound of the Holidays" on Friday, December 14 at 7:00 p.m. in North Monroe Baptist Church. The concert showcases seasonal favorites like "Sleigh Ride" and famous Christmas hymns.

The Coca-Cola Truck Night is Wednesday, December 18 from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Biedenharn Museum and Gardens of Monroe. The event is free to the public and will feature a Lighted Coke Truck, cups of hot cider, and a visit from the Coke Polar Bear. 

The Coke Truck will be parked on the 2000 block of Riverside Drive directly in front of the Coke Museum. According to Director Ralph Calhoun, the truck lights up, plays Christmas music, and attracts a big crowd. He says, "People love it. Kids get in front of it and dance. Adults take lots of pictures."