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Swarms of bats have recently taken up residence at several schools in Louisiana.

The Advocate reports the swarms have caused some annoyance at Zachary High, the University of Louisiana at Monroe and Vermilion Parish's Gueydan High in recent weeks.

United Bat Control Owner Kevin Koski says the animals are migrating north from Mexico to reach their breeding grounds by spring. Catching the creatures involves closing the doors and windows where a colony is hiding, waiting for them to wake up for their nocturnal foraging and trying to seal entryways while they're out.

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The Monroe City Council will present newly elected Pro Football Hall of Famer Johnny Robinson with a proclamation at tonight’s 6 pm City Council meeting.

 

Robinson is a Monroe resident, and founder of the Johnny Robinson Boy’s Home.  He is also a former assistant football coach at the University of Louisiana at Monroe (then Northeast Louisiana University).

 

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The City of Monroe, the University of Louisiana Monroe, and Grambling State University have been awarded a grants which will further the university’s dedication to being a good steward of the environment.

ULM received a $179,830 grant on Monday, Feb. 4, 2019, from Public Service Commissioner Foster Campbell.

The grant will fund installation of high-efficiency LED lights in some ULM buildings.

“These improvements will lower electric bills by thousands of dollars,” Campbell said.

America The Beautiful

Jan 29, 2019
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The United States Band of the West will be in Brown auditorium on ULM's campus at 7 PM, January 29. This is a family friendly band and a free event. Doors will open at 6 PM for all of the community. The United States Air Force presents "America the Beautiful" with patriotic music from 5 centuries.

What many don't know is that some jobs in the Air Force include playing an instrument along with other duties. Like other places, the Air Force requires an audition for the process. These people play at shows like this one and other important events. 

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A recent study found the University of Louisiana Monroe contributed $566.8 million to the Northeast Louisiana* economy in Fiscal Year 2017-2018.

Conducted for ULM by Economic Modeling Specialists International (EMSI), the compelling study shows how the university is unmatched in its positive impact to the students, the region and the state. The university supports a variety of businesses and it benefits society as an economic driver, among other contributions.

ULM Vision 2031

Jan 18, 2019

The economic driver of many small communities is too often its university. A group of local businessmen came up with a progressive idea over coffee. The proposal is to build a better economic base for Ouachita Parish in hopes to better the quality of life, provide strong occupational assets, offer superb healthcare, and an educated work force.

ULM President, Dr. Nick Joseph Bruno, explains how the University of Louisiana at Monroe could help establish Ouachita Parish as a premiere cultural and research community.

ULM Offers Fun/CE Classes For Spring 2019

Jan 16, 2019
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College classes don't have to be about college credit. Sometimes they can be fun or used to advance your knowledge. Ida Wilson, ULM Coordinator of Non-Credit Classes has both to offer this Spring. 

In February, Swing Dancing will be offered as well as Basic Digital Photography and Photo Editing, and Private Investigator Training.

If you're artistic, March has just what you need: Floral Design and Watercolor Painting. 

We asked local children to read their favorite Christmas books as part of the "Give the Joy of Learing" project.  The KEDM project hopes to improve reading test scores in area schools. KEDM worked with the United Way  Read, Learn, Succeed  schools. The schools underperformed  on the reading portion of standarized tests. This year, KEDM was able to provide more than 1,300 books to 2nd and 3rd graders in 13 schools.  

We asked local children to read their favorite Christmas books as part of the "Give the Joy of Learing" project.  The KEDM project hopes to improve reading test scores in area schools. KEDM worked with the United Way  Read, Learn, Succeed  schools. The schools underperformed  on the reading portion of standarized tests. This year, KEDM was able to provide more than 1,300 books to 2nd and 3rd graders in 13 schools.  

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For 13 years, the Louisiana Cancer Foundation has financially supported breast cancer research at the University of Louisiana Monroe with donations totaling $117,500. Tuesday, Dr. Paul Sylvester, Associate Dean of Research in the ULM College of Pharmacy, accepted a $10,000 donation from LCF Executive Director James Adams.

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