La. Tech To Raise Pay For Faculty & Staff

Jul 29, 2021
Louisiana Tech

Today, Louisiana Tech University announced plans to implement pay raises for faculty and unclassified staff members.


Faculty and unclassified staff will receive average pay raises of 3 percent, pending approval at the next University of Louisiana System (ULS) Board meeting on Aug. 26.



The University of Louisiana Monroe is now accepting credits from Bossier Parish Community College students who have completed the two-year Associate of Applied Science in Occupational Therapy Assistant program. BPCC students can transfer their credits toward three Health Studies programs in the ULM College of Health Sciences, School of Allied Health. 


ULM President Ron Berry and BPCC Chancellor Rick Bateman Jr. signed a memorandum of understanding in June. 


ULM Announces Spring 2021 Graduates

Jun 7, 2021
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The University of Louisiana Monroe brought back a treasured tradition when the graduating class of Spring 2021 was recognized at commencement exercises in Fant-Ewing Coliseum. Each of the four colleges held separate ceremonies on May 15, which allowed graduates to invite up to 10 family and friends to attend the special occasion. 

Face masks and social distancing were observed for the ceremonies in May. 

The University of Louisiana Monroe will host the 5th Annual Women’s Symposium virtually on Tuesday, March 23, 2021. During the awards ceremony, four awards and two student scholarships will be presented. 


There is still time to register at


Locals Finalists For Louisiana Student Of The Year

Mar 2, 2021

BATON ROUGE, La. – Today the Louisiana Department of Education released the names of 21 students selected as finalists in the state’s annual Students of the Year competition. The 21 students selected include one elementary, middle and high school student from each of the state’s seven regions. The finalists represent traditional public, public charter and nonpublic schools. The finalists will participate in a virtual ceremony on April 21, when the winners will be announced for each grade level.

Internet Safety Classes For Local Parents

Jan 26, 2021

The Ouachita Parish Sheriff’s Office will host two classes in February 2021 for interested parents to increase their awareness of the potential dangers children can be exposed to on the Internet.

There will be two classes offered from 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. on February 16 and 18 at the Ouachita Parish Sheriff's Office Training Academy at the Ouachita Parish Rifle Range in West Monroe. The registration deadline is February 10.

Search Committee Formed For La Delta Chancellor

Nov 19, 2020

The Louisiana Community and Technical College System (LCTCS) Board of Supervisors announced the Chancellor Search Committee for the next Chancellor of Louisiana Delta Community College (LDCC). The goal of the comprehensive national search is to identify the best fit for LDCC moving forward. The search committee represents the diverse cultural composition of the greater Monroe and Northeast Louisiana region and includes representation of the college's broad stakeholder group.

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An agreement between the University of Louisiana Monroe and the Federal Aviation Administration commits the university to develop students skilled enough in drone technology to be ready for the workforce upon graduation. 

ULM is one of fewer than 100 two- and four-year institutions to join the Unmanned Aircraft Systems Collegiate Training Initiative, a collaborative effort begun earlier this year by the FAA. ULM officials signed an official memorandum of agreement in October. 

The six semifinalists for the University of Louisiana at Monroe presidency visit campus the week of August 18 – 20 for constituency meetings and search committee interviews.

Dr. Shari McMahan, Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs, California State University - San Bernardino

Teachers and students will have to wear face coverings as much as possible. Schools will be limited to visitors. And classrooms for young students could become the equivalent of a one-room schoolhouse. Those provisions are included in new coronavirus regulations for Louisiana schools approved Tuesday by the state’s top school board.