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  • UL custodian recycles campus trash into dolls

    July 19, 2014 2:02 PM

    LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) - She wears a gray cotton dress, black Crocs and her blonde hair in a bob. Though she sports a pearl necklace and beaded earrings, she's no ordinary doll. Named Blanche for "The Golden Girls" character Blanche Devereaux, this girl has a tin-can body and plastic bottle... more »
  • UL Lafayette Bike Lanes

    February 21, 2014 7:27 AM

    New bike lanes have been opened along a boulevard that runs through the University of Louisiana's Lafayette campus. The new lanes occupy the outer two lanes of St. Mary Boulevard. Officials from UL Lafayette say the bike lanes are in place to increase cyclist safety and manage traffic... more »
  • Spirit of Acadiana: Ragin' Cajuns Softball

    February 7, 2014 7:44 AM

  • Inaugural Student Speaker Series at UL

    September 3, 2013 7:13 AM

    The Student Speaker Series (SSS) is a platform for student leaders at UL and around the state, to give advice to the student body through presentations and life experiences. The Delta Sigma Pi, UPC and IMA host this educational and informatie event. This inaugural event will take place on Wednesday,... more »
  • UL Becoming More Bicycle Friendly

    July 3, 2013 7:04 PM

    Yet another construction project is in the works at UL. Next spring, construction will begin on phase two of the bike path extension. Phase one is a bike path along Cajundome Boulevard going from Eraste Landry to Johnston Street. Phase two will connect the existing path with the main... more »
  • State Debating Higher Education Tuition Hikes

    April 30, 2013 7:26 PM

    Depending what happens in the legislature, tuition could rise for thousands of students at universities across the state. Tuesday, the House Education Committee held a hearing on a proposed bill which would allow universities to raise tuition without legislative approval. "We're trying desperately to maintain quality and performance... 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 »
  • UL Band Coming Up Short on Funds for Macy's Parade Trip

    November 1, 2012 11:14 PM

    A week ago, KATC did a story about the UL Marching Band's invitation to perform in the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York City. It's an honor only given to ten bands every year and a chance to shine in the national spotlight. But that honor comes with a... more »
  • Fans White Out Cajun Field, Despite Tough Loss

    October 23, 2012 11:58 PM

    It was a tough game for the UL Ragin Cajuns Tuesday night on national television. The Cajuns lost to Arkansas State at home, the game was broadcast on ESPN2. But to build up support for the Cajuns, Coach Hudspeth had asked fans to "white out" Cajun field. And he certainly... more »
  • Undecided Voters Weigh In on Debate at UL Watch Party

    October 23, 2012 12:06 AM

    With just two weeks to go before election day, most polls show a dead heat between President Barack Obama and Governor Mitt Romney. And with that, undecided voters could have a big impact on this election. But there's not much time to make up their minds. A few undecided... more »
  • CRUISING toward UL Scholarships

    September 12, 2012 6:31 AM

    During the month of September, UL Kinesiology and the family of deceased UL graduate, David Trosclair, invite the public to help "Cruise toward UL Scholarships". For a $10 donation, participants will not only be entered to win a Carnival Cruise for 2 to the Caribbean (courtesy of Travel Machine),... more »
  • Acadiana Mom on a Mission to Raise Scholarship Money for UL Students

    August 31, 2012 7:06 PM

    One Acadiana mother with the help of the community is raising scholarship money for UL Lafayette students all in memory of her son. Carol Trosclair says her son David never missed school and he called her one morning saying, "Mom, I'm going to take some medicine to get better... more »
  • Spirit Of Acadiana: UL's Next House

    July 24, 2012 10:04 AM

  • UL system, professors' association in war of words

    April 13, 2012 7:36 AM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - An association of college professors is highly critical of faculty layoffs, losses of tenure and other job changes at two University of Louisiana institutions. The American Association of University Professors report issued earlier this week deals with the effects of budget cuts and discontinued programs on... more »
  • UL Festival of Arts 2012 - Music

    March 27, 2012 11:15 AM

    UL Lafayette is continuing their Festival of Arts with upcoming concerts. Angelle Hall will be the location of a free concert on March 28th, 2012, at 7:30pm. The show will include a Louisiana permeire of "The End of the World". The orchrasta will include members from over 30 universities. ... more »
  • UL Lafayette Pre-Professional Society Cajun Camp

    March 23, 2012 8:45 AM

    UL Lafayette Pre-Professional Society is hosting Camp Cajun at McNapsy Field at UL Lafayette. The event will be held on Saturday, March 31, 2012, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. It's a fun day for family, friends and members of the special-needs community. There will be food, a petting zoo,... more »
  • Offensive or Just a Joke? Students Speak Out on Comic in UL Paper

    March 10, 2012 12:14 AM

    Some University of Louisiana Lafayette students are upset over a comic strip that ran in this week's edition of the campus newspaper, The Vermilion. Those students say the cartoon is racially charged and shouldn't have run in the student-run paper. The Vermilion's editor in chief explains why they printed the... more »
  • UL Opera Theatre and The Compound present GRAND PR

    March 8, 2012 9:36 AM

    GRAND PRÉ UL Opera Theatre and The Compound are pleased to announce their collaboration on an exciting spring production: a revival of GRAND PRÉ, a musical by local playwright Cody Daigle and local composer Roy Bertucci. In 1755, British military at Grand Pré, Nova Scotia, began a forced... more »
  • Major Construction Taking Place at UL

    January 12, 2012 4:03 PM

    After a much deserved break, thousands of UL Lafayette students returned to school Wednesday. This school year brings lots of excitement as UL has several major construction projects underway. Just last year, UL's new dorms became a reality and one week ago, the newsest dorms, Huger Hall opened.... more »

    January 9, 2012 7:45 PM

    To tackle the state's deficit across Louisiana, higher education was hit with a $50-million cut which directly affects UL with a $3.3-million cut back. Starting with a $1-million cut from external research centers in manufacturing, the LITE center and the Picard Center for Child Development. Jerry Leblanc, the VP of... more »
  • Iberia Parish Offers Continuing Ed Classes to Seniors

    January 6, 2012 9:18 AM

    Iberia Parish will be hosting continuing education classes through the University of Louisiana at Lafayette for individuals 55 and older. We are offering two life writing courses and two art classes. Classes will be held at the Iberia Parish Library beginning on January 24th. For more information, call 364-7024 or... more »
  • Bowl Game Win Makes Ragin Cajun Fans Proud

    December 19, 2011 6:45 PM

    Some Ragin Cajun fans have been waiting over fifty years to see their favorite team win a bowl game. Ken Ardoin was set to attend LSU in the 1960s, but a last minute trip to Lafayette changed his mind. He said, "a buddy said he was coming down.... more »
  • New report changes UL monkey research

    December 15, 2011 3:31 PM

    Chimpanzees should hardly ever be used for medical research, a prestigious scientific group told the government Thursday - advice that means days in the laboratory may be numbered for humans' closest relatives. The University of Louisiana - Lafayette held a press conference with comments from Dr. Thomas J. Rowell,... more »
  • UL football team leaves for NOLA bowl

    December 13, 2011 2:47 PM

    The UL Ragin' Cajuns football team began their journey to the biggest game in decades. New Orleans bowl bound, the team loaded onto buses at Cox Communications Athletics Complex at 1 P.M. today. Fan lined the street to cheer on the team. There are only about 100 tickets... more »
  • UL seniors to graduate in New Orleans

    December 12, 2011 2:28 PM

    Saturday is graduation for the students at the University of Louisiana - Lafayette. For some, however, it is also the day they will play in the biggest game in decades for UL. Graduating seniors on the Ragin' Cajuns football team will have a special graduation day in New Orleans. On... more »
  • UL Fans Gear Up to Attend New Orleans Bowl

    November 21, 2011 11:17 PM

    It's official, UL will play in this year's New Orleans Bowl on December 17th. The formal invitation was given to the Ragin' Cajuns at a pep rally Monday night. Just as soon as the announcement was made fans were already making plans to attend the New Orleans Bowl, by... more »
  • Several Lafayette Parish Schools Spruced-Up

    November 19, 2011 6:41 PM

    Six Lafayette Parish Schools got a makeover this weekend. UL students rolling up their sleeves and a little change of pace for these students especially for a Saturday. Armed with scrapers, sanders, and paint brushes nearly two dozen UL students partnered up with the United Way of Acadiana spent... more »
  • Revitalization Efforts Underway at Port of Delcambre

    September 28, 2011 11:31 PM

    The roar of bulldozers can be heard along the Delcambre canal, where construction is underway for a new marina. The marina is part of a revitalization plan for the Port of Delcambre, approved by voters nearly two years ago. "We're looking at a lot of different concepts for the... more »
  • Car Wash Raises Funds for Scholarship

    September 24, 2011 8:03 PM

    If you're heading out to watch the LSU game, head over to Pete's on Johnston Street where you can give a "10 dollar" donation and receive a full car wash from Todd's carwash. Donations are being accepted, to help raise money for the David Trosclair Memorial Scholarship Fund. David was... more »
  • UL Home Opener Tailgating

    September 18, 2011 1:59 PM

    It was a great night for the Cajuns' home-opener and just as good of an outcome on Saturday. The Cajuns beating Nicholls state State 38-to-21, but before that, KATC'S Chris Welty caught up with die hard fans tailgating for the home-opener. With the fight song in the air... more »
  • ULL gets grant to for education programs

    September 5, 2011 6:53 AM

    LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) - The National Science Foundation has awarded a $127,449 grant to the University of Louisiana-Lafayette to develop programs for Louisiana middle school teachers. The Advertiser reported the grant will fund The Louisiana Noyce Teaching Fellows and Master Teaching Fellows Planning Project. Christina Eubanks-Turner, assistant professor in university's... more »
  • UL: Weather Won't Effect University

    September 2, 2011 11:37 AM

    The University of Louisiana - Lafayette is monitoring the weather closely for the next few days. There are no plans to cancel classes or close the university at this time. All weekend events are still as scheduled. The university will be closed for the Labor Day holiday Monday, Sept. 5.... more »
  • UL Researchers Find Gator Fat Makes a Good Biodiesel

    August 23, 2011 11:57 PM

    The hiss of an alligator could soon have something to do with the hum of a diesel engine. Researchers at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette have found that gator fat, which is typically thrown out at meat processing plants, makes great biodiesel. "Everybody's buzzing about putting a gator... more »
  • New Student Convocation

    August 8, 2011 9:16 AM

    Event Name- New Student Convocation Organization- UL Lafayette Event Place- Cajundome Convention Center Event Date- Sunday, Aug. 21, 2011 Event Time- 4 - 6 p.m. Event Phone Number- 337 482-1391 Event Website- Event Information and Special Notes- The New Student Convocation marks... more »
  • Cajundome Repair Work Finished Early, Under Budget

    August 7, 2011 2:35 PM

    LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) - The Cajundome's operations director says permanent bracing at weak points in the outer walls is done, 13 months ahead of schedule and $50,000 under budget. Phil Ashurst tells The Advocate ( ) the arena's good for another 50 or 75 years. Where support beams had reinforced... more »
  • UL Runs Out of Student Housing, Using Hotel in Fall

    August 4, 2011 10:24 PM

    UL is expecting record numbers of incoming freshman for the Fall 2012 semester, with approximately 3,000 students starting this month. But does the university have enough room? UL's Housing Department said as of right now, there isn't enough space for all of the students wanting to live on-campus this... more »
  • UL faculty say cuts/layoffs not fair to professors

    July 11, 2011 11:47 PM

    An entire doctoral program and two tenured professors are being phased out at UL, but some faculty members don't think the cuts are fair. UL's Cognitive Sciences program is the only PhD program of its kind in Louisiana, but it won't be around by May 2013. The University claims... more »
  • UL commencement sets record

    June 8, 2011 9:18 AM

    LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) - The University of Louisiana at Lafayette's Spring 2011 graduating class set a record. With 1,455 graduates, the class was the largest in the university's more than 100-year history. While the majority of these graduates are from Louisiana, helping push that total over the top were a... more »
  • Arrest made after $85,000 missing from UL

    May 25, 2011 11:18 PM

    University of Louisiana at Lafayette Police Department was notified of missing funds from the Parking and Transit Division by the UL Lafayette Internal Auditor. The auditor determined ongoing thefts were occurring and turned over his findings to the UL Lafayette Police. Through the investigation, detectives were able to... more »
  • Kids Get Fingerprinted for Free

    April 9, 2011 7:21 PM

    Ragin Cajun athletes came out to support a safety event at Cajun Field Saturday afternoon. Free fingerprinting by the Lafayette Parish Sheriff's Office was offered to kids ages 3 to 12. Kids also enjoyed games, face painting, and visiting with UL athletes. Carleigh Martin, President of the Student... more »
  • Two Held at Gunpoint and Robbed

    April 4, 2011 12:13 AM

    Two UL students targeted at their off campus apartment. The two women had just arrived home to Campus Edge, shut the door, and then two men entered their apartment--with a gun---demanding valuables. "I thought we were going to be dead." After a night out on the town one... more »
  • UL Baseball Tonight

    March 1, 2011 6:21 AM

    The Ragin Cajun baseball team is coming off a pretty good showing. The Cajuns take on the Jaguars from the Bluff tonight. The game begins at 6.
  • 2011 UL Baseball Season Kicks Off Tonight!

    February 18, 2011 8:46 AM

    It's opening day for UL baseball today. The Cajuns begin a three game series hosting Southeast Missouri State. With the new bat restrictions in college baseball. Tony Robichaux plans to use that to his team's advantage and we can expect to see the Cajuns being extra active running and stealing... more »
  • 3 Named to UL System Board

    February 16, 2011 8:42 AM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Gov. Bobby Jindal has appointed three new members to the University of Louisiana System Board of Supervisors. The governor made the announcement on Tuesday. The three new appointees are former state Sen. Louis Lambert, of Prairieville; oil and gas businessman David Guidry, of New Orleans;... more »
  • UL Lafayette's Performing Arts: perform "Tape" this Weekend!

    February 11, 2011 6:15 AM

    If you're looking for some local entertainment and want to support UL Lafayette students then this is for you. UL Lafayette's performing arts students are performing the play called "Tape" this week at the newly renovated Burke-hawthorne theater on campus. You can catch the show tonight and tomorrow night... more »
  • Egyptian UL Student Supports Protests In His Native Country

    February 1, 2011 9:46 PM

    Many Egyptians here in Acadiana watch the unfolding protests from a distance. But one UL student says he wishes he was in his home country of Egypt to join in the protests. Abdelhamid Moursy came to UL with his wife and children five years ago to study computer science.... more »
  • 3 Sworn in on UL Board

    January 8, 2011 10:57 AM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Two new members have taken their posts on the governing board of the University of Louisiana system, while another has started another term. During the board's Friday meeting in Baton Rouge, Carl Shetler, of Lake Charles, began his new six-year term. He has been on... more »
  • UL Bringing Back Old Tradition for Graduation

    December 16, 2010 4:20 PM

    The University of Louisiana at Lafayette is reviving a tradition during its Fall Commencement ceremonies on Saturday, Dec. 18 at the Cajundome. The university will hold a General Commencement Ceremony at 9 a.m. All graduates will be in procession during this ceremony. Dr. Cindy Courville, former U.S. Ambassador to the... more »
  • UL Lafayette's Fall 2010 Outstanding Graduates

    December 15, 2010 12:16 PM

    The Fall 2010 Outstanding Graduates include a volunteer, who has donated 1,800 hours of community service; a first-generation bilingual student, who has worked full time while attending college; and a talented music composer, who has already worked with filmmakers. A total of eight students will be honored as the... more »
  • UL and Cleco Partner to Create an Alternative Energy Center

    December 13, 2010 7:29 PM

    The University of Louisiana at Lafayette and Cleco are gearing up to build an alternative energy center at the Industrial Park in Crowley. The project has been in the works for about three years, but with the help of a $1 million research grant from the state, the project is... more »
  • UL Holding Press Conference to Introduce Mark Hudspeth

    December 13, 2010 10:57 AM

    The University of Louisiana will hold a press conference on Monday, December 13 at 10:00am in the Mardi Gras Ballroom of the Cajundome to introduce Mark Hudspeth as the 25th Head Football Coach in school history. The event is open to the public. Fans and Media should enter the... more »
  • UL Could Cut Another Program

    November 30, 2010 8:00 PM

    University of Louisiana students might have fewer choices when it comes to signing up for classes soon, as another program could be on the chopping block. KATC's Maddie Garrett talked with students and University officials Tuesday about the budget problems and what it could mean for students. University officials... more »
  • Dad Says UL Should Have Sent Texts During Inmate Escape

    November 22, 2010 11:32 PM

    What went wrong with UL's text message alert system last Friday when an inmate was on the loose on campus? Did the college not think it necessary to warn students or was there a technical glitch? The father we spoke to for this story is raising those questions and several... more »
  • Effort to Save 6 Oak Trees on UL Campus

    November 18, 2010 10:22 PM

    A group of University of Louisiana at Lafayette students are trying to save six oak trees on campus. The six trees are slated to be cut down to make way for upcoming construction projects on campus, including new housing initiative. "We pride ourselves on our live oaks," said UL... more »
  • UL Continuing Education Classes Offered in December

    November 12, 2010 11:36 AM

    LAFAYETTE - UL Lafayette has the following Professional Development courses scheduled for December. For more information or to register, call UL Lafayette Continuing Education at (337) 482-6386. To register online go to ο Residential Contractors Seminar: Dec. 3, Fri., 8 a.m. - noon, Fee: $59. ο Public Speaking:... more »
  • Dupre' Library Book Sale will be held Nov. 4 - 6

    November 3, 2010 6:14 PM

    Fiction and nonfiction used books on a wide variety of topics are available for research and for leisure reading. Hardcover books cost $1, and paperbacks are 50¢. The sale also includes LPs and some other recordings, priced at $1 for singles and $2 for sets. The book sale... more »
  • Barnes & Noble Partners with Picard Center to Provide Books to PreK Children in Seven Acadiana School Districts

    November 1, 2010 3:29 PM

    LAFAYETTE, La. - In the spirit of the holiday season, Barnes & Noble is hosting its annual Holiday Book Drive to give the gift of literacy to children in Acadiana. The Barnes & Noble Holiday Book Drive is an annual program that provides customers with the opportunity to purchase a... more »
  • Gaines Center Opens

    October 31, 2010 11:57 PM

    UL Lafayette is now home to a unique collection. Sunday, a new center opened at Edith Dupre Library in honor of novelist Ernest Gaines. The famed author was on hand to dedicate the space which will allow scholars and students to work with his papers and manuscripts. The... more »
  • Murder on McKinley Street Latest

    October 30, 2010 10:35 PM

    Lafayette police are still searching for suspects in the murder of a UL freshmen. 20-year old Kenny Donnelly, a member of the National Guard from Alexandria was killed after being attacked in his home on Mckinley Street Thursday. A roommate of his, also 20 years old and from... more »
  • UL Students: Shocked and Scared

    October 29, 2010 5:06 PM

    The deadly incident on McKinley St. Thursday, is leaving some students at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette on edge. Especially those who pass through the crime scene area everyday to get to campus. "It's crazy cause this is my daily walk," said Langhston Williams, a sophomore at UL.... more »
  • UL Lafayette campus going PINK today

    October 29, 2010 7:34 AM

    Attention fashionistas: pink is in today on the UL campus. Instead of wearing your Ragin' Cajuns red gear, go for something pink in support of national breast cancer awareness month. More than 2.5 million breast cancer survivors will celebrate a birthday this year, thanks to early detection and improved... more »
  • Author Ernest J. Gaines will speak at UL today

    October 26, 2010 6:43 AM

    A man known for his words will host a press conference on UL's campus today. Author Ernest J. Gaines will speak on his newly dedicated center. The Ernest J. Gaines center for writing will open this Sunday . The center provides a space for scholars and students to work... more »
  • Case of Mumps on UL Campus

    October 22, 2010 4:30 PM

    The University of Louisiana at Lafayette has been notified of a confirmed case of mumps on campus. Mumps is a contagious disease that is caused by the mumps virus. In adults, it can have serious complications. University officials said Friday that a UL Lafayette student is at home recovering from... more »
  • UL Homecoming - Lights, Cajuns, Action - Festivities Happening Today

    October 22, 2010 7:05 AM

    Homecoming vents continue at UL today: • Tennis Tournamet from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Red Lerille's Health Club • Bill Bass Open Golf Tournament from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Acadian Hills Country Club • Paint the Town Red - Downtown Alive! at Park Sans Souci starting... more »
  • UL Homecoming - Lights, Cajuns, Action - Festivities Happening Today

    October 21, 2010 7:51 AM

    Homecoming events continue on UL's campus today. Yesterday business put a stain on the town and today school will follow suit. Local schools will participate in paint the town red from. The rest of today's homecoming events are as follows: • Paint the Town Red - Schools from 8:15... more »

    October 20, 2010 9:39 AM

    LIGHTS, CAJUNS, ACTION! HOMECOMING 2010 AT UL LAFAYETTE The University of Louisiana is geared up for Homecoming 2010 with a slate of activities that is sure to spark excitement about Louisiana's Ragin' Cajuns. The week-long celebration begins Sunday, Oct. 17, with something traditional and something new. Today's Homecoming... more »
  • UL Homecoming - Lights, Cajuns, Action - Festivities Happening Today

    October 19, 2010 9:32 AM

    UL Homecoming festivities continue on UL's campus this week, today students can enjoy a Carnival in the Quad. The carnival fun will last from noon until 2pm. Tomorrow's festivities will include: Wednesday, Oct. 20 • Paint the Town Red - Businesses from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. • Cajun... more »
  • UL Homecoming Week Kicks Off

    October 17, 2010 11:16 PM

    Lots of red around town this's homecoming week at UL Lafayette. Festivites kicked off Sunday morning with the customary homecoming mass at Our Lady of Wisdom Catholic Church on the university's campus. That was followed by "Ragin' Cajuns Bowling" Sunday afternoon at Lafayette Lanes. Festivities will continue... more »
  • UL MBA Program Named Among Best in U.S.

    October 13, 2010 2:41 PM

    The University of Louisiana at Lafayette MBA program is named in The Princeton Review "Best 300 Business Schools." The 2011 edition of its book is published by Random House. More than 19,000 students from the 300 schools were surveyed for the listings. "It is a privilege to be ranked as... more »
  • UL Lafayette Triathlon this Weekend

    October 12, 2010 9:03 AM

    Saturday, October 16th is the 9th Annual UL Lafayette Triathlon. This fun-oriented even includes a 200yd swim, an 8.5mile bike course, and a 2.5mile run. The triathlon takes place at Bourgeios Hall on Cajundome Blvd. at 7:30am. There is still time to register! For more information call, Dave Suter... more »
  • UL Protests Against Higher Education Budget Cuts

    October 7, 2010 8:39 PM

    For the first time in more than a decade, the state ended it's budget year in the red. The 108 million dollar deficit has to be made up somehow, so lawmakers are looking at cutting money to higher education. This isn't the first time students are hearing about budget... more »
  • Students Rally Today Against Budget Cuts

    October 7, 2010 4:34 PM

    Several dozen UL students and professors gathered in the quad to rally against state budget cuts. Student carried hand made signs, one read, "some cuts don't heal." The group Link for Literacy organized the event. They say, since 2008, higher education has been slashed by 45%, with an additional 35%... more »
  • UL Students to Rally Against More Budget Cuts

    October 6, 2010 6:16 PM

    The threat of more state budget cuts to higher education has moved one group of Louisiana-Lafayette students, tired of rising tuition rates, to rally against cuts this week. Links for Literacy is organizing a rally in the quad Thursday from 11:00am - 4:00pm. They hope to raise awareness of budget... more »
  • UL to Face No. 22 Oklahoma State on ESPN2

    October 6, 2010 9:46 AM

    The Ragin Cajuns will face number 22 ranked, Oklahoma State on ESPN2 Friday night at 8pm. The Cajuns are asking everyone to come out and pack the swamp! There will be many tailgating activities going on. The U.S. Marine Corp will be there, The Lt. Governor will be doing a... more »
  • Update: Possible Hate Crime Investigated by FBI

    September 21, 2010 4:23 PM

    Update: The FBI has joined the investigation, but they're not leading it. It's also being investigated by the Lafayette Parish Sheriff's Office and fire department. Sheila Thorne with the FBI tells KATC they're interested as it relates to a possible hate crime due to the proximity of the car to... more »
  • "Parents Night" Scheduled at UL

    September 19, 2010 11:43 PM

    Prospective college students and their parents can learn more about the college admissions process this week. "Parents Night" at UL will be held this Wednesday from six until eight in the student union ballroom. The event will include representatives not just from UL, but colleges and universities across the... more »
  • Parents Get a Chance to Learn More About UL

    September 16, 2010 6:17 PM

    LAFAYETTE - Prospective college students and their parents can learn more about the college-selection and admissions processes during Parents' Night on Sept. 22 at UL Lafayette. The event will be held from 6 - 8 p.m. The event, hosted by the Office of Enrollment Services, will provide prospective college students... more »
  • UL Petroleum Engineers Win Big

    September 14, 2010 2:53 PM

    A group of UL engineering students are off to Italy to accept an international award for the second time. The UL Student Chapter of the Society for Petroleum Engineers won the 2010 Outstanding Student Chapter in North America. They also won the award in 2008. Two dozen... more »
  • UL Game Towing

    September 13, 2010 11:57 PM

    The University of Louisiana at Lafayette is celebrating the win at their first home game of the season. But for some Cajun fans, the euphoria quickly ended as soon as they left the field. Some had to pay nearly $250, after they parked at Westwood Village Shopping Center across Bertrand... more »

    September 7, 2010 12:53 PM

    The University Program Council at UL Lafayette is putting on the biggest pep rally of the year Thursday, Sept. 9, 2010, 5:30 - 7:30 p.m at the Student Union parking lot. Students can meet with athletes and cheer on Louisiana's Ragin' Cajuns before their first home football game. Free food... more »
  • 3rd District Runoff

    August 30, 2010 7:51 PM

    Congressional primaries were held Saturday, but voters in three Acadiana parishes will have to recast their ballot in October. This, after none of the three candidates got 50% of the votes in the US Representative-3rd Congressional District race. Voters in Iberia, St. Martin and St. Mary were among 13... more »
  • UL's New $50 Class Drop Fee

    August 26, 2010 5:32 PM

    It will cost UL students 50 dollars to drop a class, starting this semester. The new policy says those with 0-29 hours earned (freshmen) and 30-59 hours earned (sophomores) will be allowed 1 to 2 drops without a fee, with no more than 3 in the first 59 hours.... more »
  • UL Writing Course for the Over 55 Crowd

    August 19, 2010 11:11 AM

    LAFAYETTE - Everyone has a story. Now you can tell yours. University College at UL Lafayette is once again offering Life Writing courses to anyone 55 years of age or older at a tuition rate of $100. Classes meet once a week for three hours at Grace Presbyterian Church in... more »
  • UL 2011 Among Best Colleges

    August 17, 2010 6:26 PM

    LAFAYETTE - The University of Louisiana at Lafayette is among the 2011 Best Colleges as designated by U.S. News Media Group. The exclusive rankings were issued today. They include more than 1,400 schools nationwide. Over the past two decades, the U.S. News college rankings, which group schools based on categories... more »
  • New Course for First Time UL Freshmen

    August 17, 2010 12:51 PM

    The first day of school for University of Louisiana at Lafayette students is Monday August 23. This year, there's a new requirement for many of the school's first time freshmen. Students will be required to take a two credit hour course. It's part of the university's Quality Enhancement Plan. The... more »
  • UL Carefully Monitoring Bonnie

    July 23, 2010 7:05 PM

    The University of Louisiana at Lafayette is carefully monitoring Tropical Storm Bonnie as it heads toward the Gulf of Mexico. As of 11 a.m. today, the National Hurricane Center has predicted the storm would make landfall on the Gulf Coast on Sunday. There are no plans to close the... more »
  • 2 UL Professors Going to Gulf

    July 5, 2010 2:02 PM

    Two UL professors are being sent by the National Science Foundation to the Gulf of Mexico to study the oil spill's impact. Biology professors Suzanne Fredericq and Darryl Felder got an almost 200,000 dollar grant to study these life forms in the Gulf. Fredericq focuses on plants, and... more »
  • Remembering Coach Stokley

    June 7, 2010 7:32 PM

    Friends are remembering former UL Lafayette Head Football Coach, Nelson Stokley. He died Saturday at the age of 66. Stokley was diagnosed with alzheimer's disease over three years ago. Friends say, although the disease became more present in his final days, they're focused on remembering the great life he lived.... more »
  • ULM Senior Selected for UL Board

    May 19, 2010 9:39 AM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - The president of the student government association at the University of Louisiana in Monroe has been selected as the student member on the University of Louisiana Board of Supervisors. Brook Sebren was elected to the post this week by fellow SGA presidents. One student member... more »
  • Schedule of UL Lafayette Commencement Ceremonies

    May 14, 2010 12:45 PM

    LAFAYETTE - Outstanding students, former graduates and Louisiana politicians will all be speakers during UL Lafayette commencement ceremonies Saturday at the Cajundome and Cajundome Convention Center. Scheduled speakers and the complete schedule of ceremonies include: Cajundome • 9 a.m. College of General Studies. Stephen Gaubert, a graduate of UL Lafayette... more »
  • UL's Steve Landry Steps Down

    May 11, 2010 3:30 PM

    LAFAYETTE – The University of Louisiana at Lafayette’s provost and vice president of Academic Affairs announced today that he will retire in December at the end of the fall semester. Dr. Steve Landry was named the university’s first provost in August 2008. He remained the university’s... more »
  • UL Memorial Scheduled for Deceased Students & Staff

    April 27, 2010 3:10 PM

    LAFAYETTE – The University of Louisiana at Lafayette will remember its faculty, staff and students who died in the past nine months during a memorial tribute Wednesday. A Night of Remembrance will start at 7 p.m. at the UL Lafayette Alumni Center. A candlelight vigil is... more »

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