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ULM Hispanic Month

Oct 14, 2021

As most colleges do, the University of Louisiana at Monroe takes much pride in its international students and will be celebrating hispanic heritage throughout the entire week of October 11-15. Valley Franz and Kailey Fines, international students at ULM, share their excitement for the celebrations belonging to their heritage.

Northeast Delta HSA

Oct 13, 2021

Mental health has always been able to affected our potential to live our lives and can cause a negative result from doing so. DeRon Talley, the public information director at Northeast Delta HSA, shares insight into a new campaign to assist individuals that may be hesitant to receive the help they need. 

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ULM Moon Festival Marks End of Harvest Season

Sep 21, 2021

The University of Louisiana Monroe International Student Association presents the Mid-Autumn Harvest Moon Festival at 6 p.m., Tuesday, Sept. 21, at the Hangar.


Also known as the Moon Cake Festival, the ISA will celebrate with refreshments, creating personalized masks, and showing the movie “Over the Moon” (2020).


Bayouval is a new music festival on the bayou at the University of Louisiana Monroe, combining the words "bayou" and "festival." The event on September 17 at Bayou Pointe Event Center raises funds for student scholarships in the School of Visual and Performing Arts (VAPA).

Dr. Derle Long, director of VAPA, expressed his enthusiasm for new the festival, "The name 'Bayouval' being the combination of a festival on the bayou is just absolutely brilliant."

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This year will mark the 20th anniversary of the September 11, 2001 attacks on the United States. The University of Louisiana Monroe will host two events that will look at the situation leading up to the attack and how it shaped policy over the next twenty years.  

'Twenty Years Later September 11' will feature two speakers and two sessions. Dr. Yusaku Yajima will present 'Beyond the Rhetoric of Fear: Othering, Belonging, and Empowerment' on September 7 at 7:00 p.m. in room 3-D of the ULM Library.

In 1962 a black pianist hired a white chauffer and took off to play music in the South. The film Green Book explores life during Jim Crow and offers a look at the times.

The Negro Motorist Green Book began publication in 1936. It detailed safe places for black motorist to stay and eat while travelling.  Black pianist Don Shirley gave a copy to his white chauffer Frank 'Tony Lip' Vallelonga before they set out on the eight week musical tour. 

The Wellspring Alliance For Families 'Bowl and Bling' event has been cancelled due to COVID-19. The event is one of the major fundraising events for the community non-profit. President and CEO of The Wellspring Caroline Cascio joins us for Lagniappe. 

Cascio says there is an online raffle that includes food packages and trips. Information is available at

The City of Monroe is holding a school supply drive to benefit Monroe City School students.  Supplies can be dropped off at Monroe City Hall, Monroe Fire and Police stations, and the Monroe City Public Safety Center.

The drive will end at the close of business Friday, August 13. 

Not long after Ouachita Parish Junior College opened in 1931 students started a newspaper. The Pow Wow student newspaper continues today at The University of Louisiana Monroe as The Hawkeye.  A $2,200 grant has allowed the ULM Library to digitize the first 50 years of The Pow Wow. 


The Monroe Chamber of Commerce exists to improve the overall business environment. New President and CEO Roy Heatherly talks with Cory Crowe on Lagniappe.

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