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  • Merger to create new agricultural dept. at LSU

    September 13, 2014 1:50 PM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - The LSU Board of Supervisors has authorized creation of the Department of Agricultural and Extension Education and Evaluation. The vote came at Friday's board meeting in Baton Rouge. The new unit will merge the LSU AgCenter's Organization Development and Evaluation office with the College of... more »
  • Dow chemical gives $1M more to LSU

    July 5, 2014 12:39 PM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Dow chemical is increasing its contributions and donating an additional $1 million to establish a student leadership center at the Patrick F. Taylor Hall for the LSU College of Engineering. NOLA.com/The Times-Picayune reports the center will house up to 15 engineering student organizations. In February,... more »
  • Kuttruff named to LSU textiles post

    June 22, 2014 12:44 PM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - The LSU College of Agriculture has named Jenna Tedrick Kuttruff to head its new department of textiles, apparel design and merchandising. Kuttruff is a 26-year veteran of the textiles, apparel design and merchandising. Before that, the program was a division of the School of Human... more »
  • LSU to ban smoking on main campus in fall

    May 18, 2014 7:52 PM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Starting this fall, Louisiana State University's main campus will ban all tobacco products. Spokesman Ernie Ballard tells The Advocate that a committee is working on the policy change, and wants to have it in place by Aug. 1. The university already limits smoking to designated... more »
  • Proposal unveiled for LSU field house renovation

    May 11, 2014 12:35 PM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - A wellness center for faculty members, offices for administrators, classrooms and facilities for students and a lawn tagged as a gathering place for the LSU community are part of a master plan for restoration of the Huey P. Long Fieldhouse and Pool. Architect Ken Tipton... more »
  • LSU gets $1M gift from power company

    April 5, 2014 2:38 PM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Power provider Entergy Louisiana says it will give $1 million to Louisiana State University's College of Engineering to provide a research laboratory and classroom complex. The Advocate reports LSU has raised more than $50 million to renovate Patrick F. Taylor Hall, which will be turned... more »
  • LSU explores using sugar to make plastics

    April 5, 2014 2:35 PM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - LSU AgCenter researchers are studying how to make plastics from a byproduct of sugar and say the development could give sugar cane farmers a stake in the plastics industry and reduce the environmental impact of manufacturing plastics. Derek Dorman, an LSU AgCenter polymer scientist at... more »
  • Slugging it out, 6 decades later

    March 30, 2014 1:38 PM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - When Larry Cumbo was playing football at Catholic High School in the early 1950s, his coaches thought lifting weights made athletes muscle-bound - common but erroneous wisdom of the time. So, he and a teammate started using boxing workouts to get in shape. "We started... more »
  • Sheep, goats focus of forum at LSU

    March 17, 2014 5:43 AM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - A field day program for people who raise sheep and goats in Louisiana is scheduled for April 26 at the LSU School of Veterinary Medicine in Baton Rouge. Registration will start at 7:30 a.m.; the program will begin at 8:30. The field day will cover... more »
  • LSU exceeds goal for engineering complex

    February 4, 2014 8:09 AM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - LSU has exceeded its goal of raising $50 million in private donations needed to renovate Patrick F. Taylor Hall. The plan is to turn it into a high-tech engineering complex that can compete with any other engineering school in the country. Monday's announcement means LSU... more »
  • Study: LSU has $3.9 billion impact on state

    February 3, 2014 8:28 AM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - A study done by the university's Division of Economic Development has determined that LSU's nine campuses impact the state by as much as $3.9 billion every year. To come up with a snapshot of LSU's value to Louisiana, the study measures everything from the goods... more »
  • LSU Agricultural Center's Gerald Roberts

    June 3, 2013 8:12 AM

    Gerald Roberts, from the LSU AG Center, stops by GMA to share information about super plants this season. For more info or help call: 337-291-7090 or email Mr.Roberts at: GRoberts@agcenter.lsu.edu
  • More Details Emerge on UMC, LGMC Partnership

    January 24, 2013 6:44 PM

    Cuts were announced a year ago at University Medical Center. Because of those budget cuts, UMC was set to lose 22-point-five-million-dollars and 173 jobs. In December, Lafayette General Medical Center stepped in announcing a partnership to avoid those cuts. Thursday, a healthcare panel answered questions from the House... more »
  • Controversial Sign: Burger King Takes Down LSU Sign Near UL's Campus

    November 19, 2012 11:27 PM

    A Burger King promotional sign caused some controversy in Lafayette Monday, after it promoted a statewide deal for LSU right across from UL's campus. The sign read: "when LSU wins, you win chicken, Tiger deal." The deal is customers can get a free chicken sandwich if the Tigers win this... more »
  • Gerald Roberts with the LSU Agricultural Center

    November 9, 2012 8:58 AM

    Gerald Roberts from the LSU AG Center stops in to give us info about winter maintenance in your garden! For more info or help call: 337-291-7090 or email him at: GRoberts@agcenter.lsu.edu
  • LSU outlines plans for Perkins Road site

    October 29, 2012 7:59 AM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - LSU is planning for an expanded medical presence at its 20-acre site in south Baton Rouge. Besides becoming home to a mini-hospital late next year, The Advocate reports LSU's capital outlay request includes proposed construction of a medical office building as well as money to... more »
  • LSU proposes Baton Rouge site for mini-hospital

    October 23, 2012 8:28 AM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - By law, the LSU hospitals and clinics are required to serve inmates housed in either state or local correctional facilities. A Jindal administration official said Monday that LSU's outpatient surgery center off Perkins Road would become a "mini-hospital" providing prisoner and general population care when... more »
  • LSU eyes new grading system

    October 3, 2012 8:08 AM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - The LSU Faculty Senate has approved a resolution to recommend the university switch to a new student grading system that awards different scores for "plus and minus" letter grades. The 26-14 vote passed despite opposition from LSU Student Government, which has argued that a new... more »
  • Jindal backs $100M LSU engineering complex

    October 3, 2012 6:55 AM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Gov. Bobby Jindal says he supports the state paying for half of a new $100 million engineering education complex at LSU's flagship campus in Baton Rouge. Jindal announced Tuesday that he'll include the $50 million proposal in the state's annual construction budget, when he proposes... more »
  • LSU faculty get $1.5M to study New Orleans' coast

    October 3, 2012 6:36 AM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - LSU has been awarded $1.5 million from the National Science Foundation to investigate whether southern coastal Louisiana has reached the tipping point, becoming too costly to sustain. The interdisciplinary research project will investigate the sustainability of coastal communities that are especially vulnerable to natural resource... more »
  • LSU Health System Hit Hard by Medicaid Cuts

    July 19, 2012 11:17 PM

    The LSU Health System has a number, but no plan, on how to strip $329 million from the hospital system. The cuts total $523 million for the state's health care system, handed down by Governor Bobby Jindal's administration last week. Of that, two-thirds falls on the LSU Healthcare System. ... more »
  • Car ends up in LSU Lakes

    July 13, 2012 7:43 AM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Police in Baton Rouge are investigating an accident in which a car wound up in the LSU Lakes. WAFB TV reports that there were no immediate indications that anyone was injured in the Friday accident, which was reported shortly before 4 a.m. The driver was... more »
  • LSU launches College of Human Sciences & Education

    July 5, 2012 8:51 AM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - LSU has brought together six of its schools to create a new College of Human Sciences & Education. Together, the schools that make up the new college offer 7 undergraduate degree programs and 18 graduate programs. On the new college's website, Dean Laura Lindsay says... more »
  • LSU Board Urged to Cut Some Efforts to Aid Others

    June 10, 2012 7:57 PM

    A member of Louisiana State University's governing board says it may be wise for the system to avoid across-the-board budget cuts. Faced with a 6.8 percent cut to state funds, board member Stephen Perry of New Orleans said it might be better to cut specific programs deeply, instead of just... more »
  • LSU Shreveport scientist gets $1M NIH grant

    May 31, 2012 10:24 AM

    SHREVEPORT, La. (AP) - An assistant professor at LSU Health Shreveport has more than $1 million for a four-year study of how aging affects the brain chemical dopamine and the enzyme that regulates it. Working with rats, Michael Salvatore's team also will test whether exercise and calorie restriction could reduce... more »
  • LSU AG Center Gerald Roberts

    May 7, 2012 8:15 AM

    Gerald Roberts from the LSU AG Center pays GMA a visit to inform us about safe pesticide handling and application. For more info visit: lsuagcenter.com
  • Stan Dutile with the LSU Agricultural Center

    April 2, 2012 10:00 AM

    On April 16th,2012 the LSU AG Center will be giving Master farmers classes. These classes and training intend to increase productivity, and assist farmers in writing an environmentally friendly, conservation plan. For more info call: 337-291-7090 Andre G.: 337-898-4335
  • LSU officials: Jindal budget means hospital cuts

    March 28, 2012 6:26 AM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Leaders of LSU's public hospital system said Tuesday that Gov. Bobby Jindal's budget overestimates revenue for its hospitals and clinic network next year and that the system would have to impose cuts to close a multi-million dollar funding gap. University hospital officials told the House... more »
  • LSU officials buy women's tourney tix for students

    March 16, 2012 9:15 AM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Three LSU men's coaches and the athletic director are giving $4,000 so LSU students don't have to pay for tickets to the NCAA Women's Basketball Tournament. League rules don't allow complimentary student admission to tournaments. So football coach Les Miles, basketball coach Trent Johnson and... more »
  • LSU offers different idea of college merger

    March 8, 2012 9:51 AM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - LSU System President John Lombardi is offering a counter-proposal to legislation that would merge LSU's Shreveport campus into Louisiana Tech University and the University of Louisiana System. Instead, Lombardi wants to move Louisiana Tech into the LSU System. Lombardi pitched the idea Wednesday in Shreveport.... more »
  • No Tobacco at LSU Health Sciences Center

    March 4, 2012 3:11 PM

    Don't light up or take a chew of tobacco at the LSU Health Sciences Center. That's the word from LSU officials who say the center's New Orleans campus has adopted a zero-tolerance policy on the use of tobacco products inside the buildings or outside on the center's grounds. The policy... more »
  • LSU starts interviews for vice chancellor

    March 2, 2012 8:36 AM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - LSU has interviewed the first of the four finalists for the executive vice chancellor and provost position. The Advocate reports Bobby Schnabel, dean of the Indiana University School of Informatics, was the first to interview on Thursday out of those vying to replace current Provost... more »
  • LSU business dean leaving for Arkansas

    March 1, 2012 10:03 AM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - LSU is losing its business dean shortly after the university unveils its new Business Education Complex on Friday. LSU E.J. Ourso College of Business Dean Eli Jones tells The Advocate Wednesday he has accepted the dean position at the University of Arkansas' Walton College. Jones... more »
  • LSU Championship Rings Taken in Break-in

    February 18, 2012 1:22 PM

    DENHAM SPRINGS, La. (AP) - Sheriff's deputies in Livingston Parish are investigating the theft of two dozen LSU championship rings taken from the home of an assistant athletics director. The Advocate reported ( http://bit.ly/xue8Qp ) the theft happened in December from the home of Kevin Wagner. Deputies announced the incident... more »
  • Enrollment at LSU-Eunice Shows Improvement

    February 15, 2012 9:22 AM

    EUNICE, La. (AP) - Enrollment for the spring 2012 semester at LSU Eunice was down from the spring 2011 semester, but showed positive signs that the enrollment slippage last year may have slowed. That's according to final regular spring semester enrollment figures released by the university's registrar's office. The Daily... more »
  • LSU Department of Bands to Hold Auditions for 2012-13 Golden Girls and Colorguard

    February 13, 2012 10:42 AM

    BATON ROUGE - The LSU Department of Bands will hold auditions for the 2012-13 Golden Girls dance line on Saturday, March 31, from 8:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. at the new Tiger Band Hall, located on Aster Street near Highland Road. The department will also hold auditions for the... more »
  • Jindal Administration, LSU Spar Over Cuts

    February 11, 2012 1:37 PM

    LSU calls the $34 million slashed from its public hospitals for the uninsured a consequence of Gov. Bobby Jindal's midyear budget cuts. Jindal administration leaders call the deep reductions the result of shoddy management and overspending by LSU. The chemical detox unit and psychiatric beds in New Orleans, pediatric care... more »
  • UMC Making Cuts and Closures, Worries About Next Year

    February 6, 2012 10:12 PM

    As University Medical Center plans to make $4 million in cuts, by closing clinics and laying off possibly 80 employees, hospital officials worry what the next fiscal year could bring. Labor and Delivery will be closing its doors, along with Inpatient Pediatrics, Kidmed and the Detox unit. Others, like... more »
  • UMC Fares Better in Statewide Cuts, But Still Facing Closures

    February 3, 2012 9:52 PM

    The LSU Health System Board of Directors made drastic statewide cuts Friday afternoon. Thousands of patients will be affected and over six hundred jobs lost in LSU hospitals. While Lafayette's University Medical Center seemed to weather this storm better than other hospitals, there are still tough times ahead. "These... more »
  • LSU & Alabama Fans Outraged at Apparent Assault

    January 17, 2012 1:05 AM

    Fans from both LSU & Alabama are disgusted at a video that's surfaced online, showing the apparent sexual assault of an LSU fan by an Alabama fan. The video was shot in a Bourbon Street fast-food restaurant, reportedly after the BCS Championship game. It shows an Alabama fan exposing his... more »
  • House Divided for Big Game

    January 8, 2012 8:30 PM

    Around Acadiana when you hear that expression, you might think UL and LSU, but one family puts a different spin on it. When you think house divided you don't really think Alabama and LSU, but for one Lafayette family that's just the case. Gordon Broussard is an avid... more »
  • Game Day Means Big Bucks for Acadiana

    January 8, 2012 11:58 AM

    If you're not in New Orleans for the big game, what's a better way to be a part of it, than to be here at home with good food, drinks, and family. Game day in Acadiana means big bucks for local groceries and bars, take Rouses Supermarket, in Lafayette.... more »
  • LSU begins "Champion" campaign before BCS game

    December 21, 2011 4:04 PM

    With LSU set to play in the Allstate BCS National Championship football game on Monday, Jan. 9, the university is looking to take advantage of the spotlight and showcase some of the other championship efforts and programs at LSU. Fans and visitors traveling to New Orleans for the BCS Championship... more »
  • LSU graduation makes changes to tradition

    December 13, 2011 3:59 PM

    Some 1,726 potential graduates will be recognized during LSU's 276th commencement exercises on Friday, Dec. 16. This number includes about 1,355 bachelor's degrees, 259 master's and professional degrees and 112 doctoral degrees. Those graduating this fall will experience something new at commencement ceremonies. The Faculty Senate and university registrar... more »
  • LSU professor fired

    November 10, 2011 9:11 AM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Baton Rouge attorney Jim Craft says an LSU Veterinary School professor accused of sexually harassing a former student has been fired by the school. Craft tells The Advocate Marc Boudreaux was given a letter by the university Wednesday saying he was terminated but the university... more »
  • Animation Workshops Offered at LSU-S

    October 16, 2011 11:53 AM

    SHREVEPORT, La. (AP) - Two workshops on animation and special effects are being offered at Louisiana State University-Shreveport. Presenter will be Al Bohl, a Bossier city native who has several animated entertainment programs in development. Bohl's first workshop on drawing for animation is set for Oct. 22 and will introduce... more »
  • Free Admission to LSU's First Game

    October 13, 2011 11:49 AM

    LSU's season opening basketball game against Nicholls State in the Pete Maravich Assembly Center on Nov. 12 will be open to the public free of charge. The game is part of the second-ever basketball-football doubleheader on the LSU campus as LSU will have its homecoming football game with Western Kentucky... more »
  • Sugar Cane the next gasoline?

    October 7, 2011 6:32 PM

    "We have the researchers, we have the scientists, we think we have the farmers so we just have to marry those things together," the LSU AgCenter's Blair Hebert said of a $17-million grant the school received this month. Hebert summed it up- all the pieces are in place to put... more »
  • LSU is Home to One of the Worlds Top Listening Scholars

    October 6, 2011 10:30 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Graham D. Bodie, assistant professor in the Department of Communication Studies at LSU, was commended at the fall executive board meeting of the International Listening Association, or ILA, for his continued excellence in listening research as well as his commitment to advancing listening around the world. ... more »
  • LSU gets $17M for biofuels and sugar cane research

    September 29, 2011 6:13 AM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Louisiana State University researchers are getting $17 million in federal funds to study how to turn sugar cane and sorghum into biofuels. The money, from the U.S. Department of Agriculture, aims to fund research to increase biomass production from sugar cane and sorghum. The project is... more »
  • LSU grad school dean to leave position

    September 13, 2011 9:48 AM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - University officials say LSU Graduate School Dean David Constant plans to step down to return to the engineering faculty. The Advocate reports the job has been largely decentralized since Constant took two years ago, with LSU now placing more of the responsibilities for graduate students... more »
  • LSU Faculty Senate Supports New Union

    September 9, 2011 7:49 AM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - The LSU Faculty Senate has voted in favor of supporting the faculty's organized labor union, called "LSUnited." The faculty group easily approved the resolution on Thursday after the language was weakened somewhat to urge the faculty to "support" the union, rather than the original language... more »
  • Long exec takes new post with LSU

    September 5, 2011 9:05 AM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Earl K. Long Medical Center administrator Kathy Viator has moved to a new job with the LSU division that oversees state public hospitals. The Advocate reported Viator will work with the LSU Health Care Services Division's health care effectiveness team. In the new job, she... more »
  • HS Football Parents: LSU Players Let Them Down

    August 26, 2011 11:29 PM

    Following the arrest and suspension of LSU quarterback Jordan Jefferson and linebacker Joshua Johns, many parents and fans are disappointed in these college athletes who were once seen as role models. And with high school football officially in full swing, KATC wanted to know what the arrests mean for... more »
  • LSU med school prof named medical journal's editor

    August 17, 2011 10:14 AM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - A doctor at LSU Health Sciences Center New Orleans and the Pennington Biomedical Research Center in Baton Rouge has been named editor-in-chief of the American Diabetes Association's medical journal. Another doctor from New Orleans and another Pennington Center scientist are among 17 people named associate editors... more »
  • LSU Health Shreveport faces $12.8M shortfall

    August 16, 2011 10:48 AM

    SHREVEPORT, La. (AP) - There won't be any raises - again - at the LSU medical, hospital and research complex in Shreveport. LSU Health Shreveport says foregoing raises for a third year is among steps to deal with a $12.8 million budget shortfall. The Times reports that the complex also... more »
  • Hay, Help!

    August 15, 2011 11:47 PM

    Recent wet weather in Acadiana has been welcomed news for many farmers, who've endured a very dry spring. However, farmers in other parts of the state and the country have not been so lucky. In Texas and northern Louisiana, the dry-spell has been a curse for hay farmers, and now... more »
  • Suspect in LSU slayings surrenders

    July 26, 2011 10:07 AM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - The shooting suspect indicted last week in the 2007 slayings of two LSU graduate students has surrendered to LSU police. In a news release, police say 23-year-old Casey Jermaine Gathers was arrested and booked into East Baton Rouge Parish Prison on two counts of second-degree... more »
  • LSU's first black professor dies at 73

    July 22, 2011 6:33 AM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - A retired architecture professor who was LSU's first black faculty member has died of cancer. Julian White was 73 years old. LSU announced Thursday that White died this week. White taught at Southern University and Tuskegee University before joining LSU's faculty in 1971. He retired... more »
  • LSU, Entergy promoting electric car use

    July 7, 2011 6:23 AM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - LSU and Entergy officials are encouraging energy-efficient electric cars, installing two new vehicle chargers on the university's Baton Rouge campus. The chargers will provide free power to students, faculty and staff who use electric vehicles. In exchange, Entergy Louisiana LLC and Entergy Gulf States Louisiana... more »
  • Trial set in LSU double slaying

    June 27, 2011 9:15 AM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Jury selection is expected to begin Monday in a double-murder case that sent shockwaves across the LSU campus three and a half years ago. Twenty-two-year-old Devin Jamell Parker of Baton Rouge is charged with two counts of second-degree murder in the shooting deaths of LSU... more »
  • NWF: Tests at LSU show slick new oil, not from BP

    June 10, 2011 9:58 AM

    BELLE CHASSE, La. (AP) - The National Wildlife Federation says tests at Louisiana State University indicate that the oil slick spotted earlier this week off Plaquemines Parish was fresh South Louisiana crude, rather than oil from last year's BP spill. Parish President Billy Nungesser said Wednesday that he thought the... more »
  • LSU AG Center - May Visit

    May 2, 2011 9:21 AM

    The LSU Ag Center came in and discussed pesticide applicator testing, certification, safety and upcoming special meeting on May 19 (meeting is for anyone - home owners, farmers, etc - who wants to become certified as Private Applicator)Watch the video attached for more information.
  • Proposed Federal Cuts could gouge Louisiana

    March 3, 2011 11:37 PM

    Congress is proposing billions of dollars in cuts to just about every facet of government spending, but the LSU AgCenter argues some of those cuts could cripple local industries like farming. So, the question is, where to cut back? And by how much? Blair Hebert is one of many... more »
  • LSU AG Center - February Visit

    February 7, 2011 9:11 AM

    LSU AG Center was on GMA this morning talking about soil testing. Watch the video attached to this story to find out how you can get your soil tested.
  • LSU AgCenter Vaccine Fights Against Cattle Disease

    February 1, 2011 8:40 AM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Louisiana's agriculture department says a vaccine developed by scientists at the LSU AgCenter is showing results in preventing a disease that costs U.S. cattle and dairy producers an estimated $300 million a year. The disease is "anaplasmosis," which is spread by ticks and destroys red... more »
  • Limited Number of LSU Baseball Tickets on Sale Tuesday

    January 28, 2011 11:59 AM

    A limited number of LSU individual game baseball tickets will go on sale to the public on Tuesday. The first sale is a Create Your Own 15-Game or More package. Fans can select any 15 or more of the 37 home games to be played in Alex Box Stadium... more »
  • LSU Art Museum Celebrating African-American Abstract Art

    January 25, 2011 4:51 PM

    The LSU Museum of Art, located in the Shaw Center for the Arts in downtown Baton Rouge, will open "Beyond Black: Ed Clark, Eugene Martin and John T. Scott" on Sunday, Jan. 30. With more than 50 works on display, this exceptional exhibition showcases never-before-seen paintings, drawings, prints, sculptures and... more »
  • From Elementary Reading Level To LSU

    January 19, 2011 8:21 PM

    Kenny Hilliard was a star on the football field at Patterson High but he struggled as a student. Hilliard read on a third grade level his freshman year of highschool until he was introduced to elementary level reading program called "Fast Forword". "At one time I couldn't read a book... more »
  • Les Miles has a new 7-year contract at LSU

    January 12, 2011 12:28 PM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - LSU and Les Miles have agreed in principle to a new contract that will run through the 2017 season. LSU athletic director Joe Alleva says Miles' annual pay of a little more than $3.75 million will remain the same. Miles has won 62 games and... more »
  • LSU to Provide Details on Budget Cuts by January

    December 22, 2010 12:03 PM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - LSU campuses have been ordered to provide details in January on which specific academic programs and other offerings would be cut if colleges lose another 10 percent of their state funds. Campus leaders have resisted offering too many specifics for fear such detailed information might... more »
  • LSU AgCenter gets grant to screen citrus

    December 7, 2010 9:27 AM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - The LSU AgCenter gets $13,750 to screen its citrus variety collection for three potentially destructive diseases. Plant pathologist Don Ferrin says the trees will be tested twice next year for the bacteria that causes citrus greening, the citrus tristeza (tris-TEZ-uh) virus and citrus excortis (ex-KOHR-tis).... more »
  • Alleva: Miles to Have Sole Call on LSU Changes

    November 30, 2010 12:28 PM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Whether there will be any changes to the LSU football coaching staff after this season will be totally up to Les Miles. Athletic Director Joe Alleva emphasized that on Monday. After an hour-long meeting with the sixth-year coach, Alleva said he and Miles did not... more »
  • SEC Honors Jefferson, Franklin, Jasper

    November 22, 2010 12:25 PM

    BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) - LSU quarterback Jordan Jefferson and Arkansas linebacker Jerry Franklin are the Southeastern Conference offensive and defensive players of the week. Jefferson passed for a career-high 254 yards and accounted for two touchdowns in a win over Mississippi. Franklin had a career-best 20 tackles in Arkansas' double-overtime... more »
  • LSU's Peterson Finalist for Nagurki Trophy

    November 17, 2010 12:06 PM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - LSU junior cornerback Patrick Peterson has been named as one of five finalists for the 2010 Bronko Nagurski Trophy. The Charlotte Touchdown Club announced their five finalists on Wednesday. The award goes to the player considered to be the best defensive player of the year.... more »
  • LSU mass communication school gets $1.2M donation

    November 16, 2010 7:12 AM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - LSU has received a $1.2 million gift for its mass communication school. Charles and Carole Lamar donated the money to establish a "visiting scholars endowment" in the Manship School of Mass Communications' Reilly Center for Media and Public Affairs. The university announced the donation Monday.... more »
  • Agcenter sweet potato weed control grant

    November 10, 2010 7:43 AM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - The LSU AgCenter has received a three-year, $67,000 grant to study weed management options in commercial sweet potato production. Weed scientist Donnie Miller and sweet potato specialist Tara Smith say they want to see which herbicides work best. They also want to see how the... more »
  • Several LSU players injured in Alabama Game

    November 9, 2010 11:41 AM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - LSU coach Les Miles says strong safety Brandon Taylor could be a "long-term loss." Taylor suffered a foot injury Saturday and left to undergo an X-ray. Miles said left cornerback Morris Claiborne is day-to-day after taking a knee to the helmet, possibly resulting in a... more »
  • National group criticizes LSU language layoffs

    November 2, 2010 10:01 AM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - A national faculty advocacy organization is asking LSU to undo the planned layoffs of 14 foreign language instructors. The American Association of University Professors wrote LSU Chancellor Michael Martin last week to complain about the treatment of the so-called "Foreign Language 14," who are losing... more »
  • Update on Four Teens Killed Returning Home from LSU Game

    October 27, 2010 3:56 PM

    Autopsy results are back for the four high school students killed while driving home from the LSU football game on September 26. The Terrebonne Parish Coroner says all four teens had injuries, but none were life-threatening. The causes of death are listed as drowning. Driver James Cantrelle III, 17, failed... more »
  • More Cuts Looming for LSU

    October 21, 2010 10:52 AM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - More cuts are coming at LSU. The university announced Wednesday it plans to cut dollars from the LSU School of Veterinary Medicine and transfer funding of the Cox Academic Center for Student Athletes from the university to the athletic department. The budget axing is in... more »
  • Shriners Hospital in Shreveport Dropped Plans for a Partnership with LSU

    October 11, 2010 11:18 AM

    SHREVEPORT, La. (AP) - Shriners Hospital in Shreveport has dropped plans for a partnership with LSU Health Sciences Center-Shreveport, now that the national nonprofit has decided to bill insurance companies. The Shreveport hospital began the talks with LSU after the Shriners announced in 2009 that it was among six... more »
  • A Mock Jazz funeral at LSU for Budget cuts

    October 8, 2010 11:45 AM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Wearing black and holding signs such as, "Goodbye LSU hello Louisiana State Community College," several hundred students, faculty and staff led a funeral march for education. Billed as a jazz funeral, Thursday's event came one day after higher education officials learned that colleges' share of... more »
  • Spend an Evening With Mike VI

    October 7, 2010 4:43 PM

    BATON ROUGE—How would you like to get up close and personal with Mike VI, LSU’s live tiger mascot? You can do that and more by securing a winning bid for a special “Evening with Mike VI." Y ou can capture two " Golden Tickets " for a special evening... more »
  • RANT: Miles Not Apologizing For Celebrating Win

    October 4, 2010 3:00 PM

    You've been RANTing all weekend about LSU's win over Tennessee. Now we want to hear it! Send your RANTs to hoyt at hoyt.harris@katctv.com. We could air them tonight! BATON ROUGE, LA. (AP) - Les Miles is not going to apologize for celebrating LSU's 16-14 victory over Tennessee last weekend,... more »
  • RANT: LSU Wins After a 2nd Shot At Victory

    October 4, 2010 11:40 AM

    You've been RANTing all weekend about LSU's win over Tennessee. Now we want to hear it! Send your RANTs to hoyt at hoyt.harris@katctv.com . We could air them tonight! BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Les Miles didn't know whether to be angry or giddy. He had promised several times... more »
  • LSU announces fencing will go around mounds

    October 1, 2010 11:36 AM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - LSU will start fencing off the historic Indian Mounds on football game days starting Saturday, the university said Thursday. The decision comes in the wake of football fans and tailgaters ignoring ropes and signs the past two weeks and climbing on the mounds, officially called... more »
  • LSU Tailgaters vs. Preservation at Mounds

    September 28, 2010 10:22 AM

    BATON ROUGE, La. - Less than two weeks after LSU announced plans to block off 6,000-year-old Indian mounds on football weekends to protect them from traffic, it took down the barricades. University spokesman Herb Vincent says, that ropes and poles around the mounds were removed early Saturday for safety reasons.... more »
  • Seven Million Dollar Building Coming to LSU Eunice

    September 23, 2010 7:14 PM

    It took 20 years of waiting but today, LSU Eunice finally broke ground on a new building to house the school's continuing education offices, classrooms and auditoriums. It's a 7.4 million investment in community education. The 42,000 square foot building will provide additional classrooms, which sophomore Erica Lebert said... more »
  • LSU announces Friday that its overall enrollment is up

    September 17, 2010 5:08 PM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - The state's flagship university has boosted its enrollment, even as budget cuts have slashed programs and services at the campus. LSU announced Friday that its overall enrollment is 28,771 this semester, a 3 percent increase from last year when the school had 27,992 students. The... more »
  • Former LSU Football Star Mickey Mangham Dies

    September 16, 2010 3:38 PM

    Former LSU receiver and Chairman of the Lafayette Metropolitan Expressway Commission, Mickey R. Mangham has passed away. Mangham died this morning at the age of 71. He was a star LSU Fighting Tiger Football player from 1958-1960. Mangham is known catching the pass that secured the national title for the... more »
  • Louisiana National Guardsmen Show LSU Pride

    September 7, 2010 11:43 AM

    Despite the 120-degree temperatures, swirling dust storms and the distance, love for Southeastern Conference football is strong in the deployed Louisiana National Guard with 2nd Squadron, 108th Cavalry Regiment, 256th Infantry Brigade Combat Team, 224th Sustainment Brigade, 103rd Sustainment Command (Expeditionary), headquartered in Shreveport, La. The friendly bantering of SEC... more »
  • Gulf Seafood Safe to Eat?

    August 16, 2010 11:52 PM

    No doubt about it some will have their reservations about eating seafood from the Gulf in the wake of the crude disaster, but there are efforts underway at the state and federal levels to ensure oil does not make it to the marketplace. Waters open to commercial fishing are... more »
  • Shrimp season to start, but is it safe to eat?

    August 10, 2010 7:25 PM

    Captain Cherie Broussard unloads her boat full of chilled shrimp. She and her crew just came back from Southwest Pass. Her reputation and livlihood is on the line if any contaminated shrimp are found. "People are scared," Broussard said. "If they feed it to their family, their family will... more »
  • Hospital board chair replaced by LSU

    August 2, 2010 8:34 PM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - A Lafayette attorney and funeral home director was ousted as chair of the governing board for the public hospital to be built in New Orleans, before the first board meeting. The LSU System announced Monday that Elaine Abell has been replaced as chair of the... more »

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