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  • 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 »
  • French ambassador to address ULL grads

    October 28, 2013 8:53 AM

    LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) - French Ambassador Francois Delattre will be the featured speaker Dec. 20 for graduation exercises at the University of Louisiana-Lafayette. The ambassador also will receive an honorary doctorate of francophone studies. Delattre was appointed ambassador to the United States in 2011 after serving as ambassador of France... 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 »
  • Meteoroids are Common

    February 15, 2013 7:21 PM

    A meteorite streaked across the sky and exploded over a Russian mountain range Friday and injured about 11-hundred people. Captured on amateur video it can be seen leaving a thick white trail in the sky followed by an intense flash. The meteorite, estimated to be about 10 tons, entered... more »
  • UL students to vote Improvement Fee

    September 25, 2012 9:29 AM

    LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) - The University of Louisiana at Lafayette's campus is on track for major upgrades, and the student body will vote next month on whether to help pay for the work in the school's master plan. The Advertiser reports much of the plan calls for reducing vehicle... more »
  • UL Lafayette appoints new dean for Liberal Arts college

    April 25, 2012 7:41 AM

    LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) - Jordan Kellman has been appointed the new dean of the University of Louisiana at Lafayette's College of Liberal Arts, effective July 1. The University of Louisiana System Board of Supervisors approved the appointment at its meeting Tuesday. Kellman, an associate professor of history, replaces David Barry,... more »
  • UL Named Tree Campus by Arbor Day Foundation

    March 26, 2012 10:44 AM

    LAFAYETTE - The Arbor Day Foundation has named the University of Louisiana at Lafayette a 2011 Tree Campus USA in honor of its commitment to effective community forestry management. This is the third year of recognition for UL Lafayette. The university achieved the designation by meeting the required five... more »
  • ULL, Drexel University Developing Research Center

    February 11, 2012 1:39 PM

    A partnership of the University of Louisiana-Lafayette and Drexel University in Philadelphia is in the planning stages for a research facility that will be known as the Center on Visual and Decision Informatics. The Advocate reports ( ) the center will provide research for business and state agencies. The... more »
  • ULL cutting $3.3M from budget

    January 11, 2012 10:46 AM

    LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) - The University of Louisiana at Lafayette is cutting $3.3 million from its 2011-12 budget because of projected state shortfalls. The state, last month, announced an additional $50 million cut in higher education funding. President Joseph Savoie tells The Advertiser this is the fourth consecutive fiscal year... more »
  • UL Kinesiology Professional Association (KPA) Fundrasier for Scholarships

    September 22, 2011 9:09 AM

    Event Name- ULL Kinesiology Professional Association (KPA) Fundrasier for Scholarships Organization- University of Louisiana, Lafayette Kinesiology Professional Association Event Place- All 3 locations of Todd's Car Wash Event Date- The entire month of September Event Time- Monday through Saturday business hours of Todd's Car Wash ... more »
  • UL freshman class biggest since 1999

    September 21, 2011 9:37 AM

    LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) - The fall 2011 freshman class at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette is its largest since it implemented selective admissions in 1999. The university tells The Advocate in a news release a total of 2,966 freshmen enrolled this fall to produce a modest increase of 11... more »
  • UL plans online program

    September 15, 2011 9:39 AM

    LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) - The University of Louisiana at Lafayette plans to launch its first online degree program next semester. The Advocate reports students will be able to earn an online bachelor of science degree in kinesiology in the concentration of health promotion and wellness. Classes start in January and... more »
  • UL names alumni affairs director

    August 30, 2011 6:56 AM

    LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) - David Edmiston is the new director of alumni affairs at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette. In his role, Edmiston also serves as the executive director of the Alumni Association. Edmiston is a 1982 graduate of then-USL and previously worked in pharmaceutical sales, where he supervised... more »
  • UL plans will add parking space

    August 29, 2011 7:43 AM

    LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) - More student parking is in the future for University of Louisiana at Lafayette students. The Advocate reports the university's request to demolish two houses it owns to make room for more student parking has been approved by the University of Louisiana System Board of Supervisors. William... more »
  • ULL to add 2 programs to meet student needs

    August 25, 2011 9:17 AM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - The University of Louisiana at Lafayette has received conditional approval for a new bachelor's program in health services administration and the state's only graduate certificate program in nonpublic school administration. The Advocate reports the Louisiana Board of Regents approved both programs at its meeting Wednesday.... more »
  • ULL appoints graduate school dean

    August 1, 2011 9:49 AM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - The University of Louisiana at Lafayette has appointed a new dean of its graduate school. The Advocate ( said that David Breaux began his new job Monday. Breaux is formerly associate dean for academic affairs in the College of Arts at Mississippi State University. Breaux... more »
  • ULL Student Group to Protest Planned budget Cuts

    October 5, 2010 9:36 AM

    LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) - 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 hopes to raise awareness of budget cuts and the possibility of new ones this winter.... more »
  • UL Lafayette Preview Day

    November 19, 2009 11:13 AM

    LAFAYETTE - High school juniors and seniors from across Louisiana are invited to visit the University of Louisiana at Lafayette during Preview Day on Nov. 21. This is an excellent opportunity for students and parents to learn more about the university, meet with current students and faculty and tour... more »
  • "Reading in Red" Bus Tour

    November 16, 2009 9:02 AM

    The University of Louisiana at Lafayette Student-Athlete Advisory Committee is hosting the "Reading in Red" Bus Tour on November 16-17, 2009. "Reading in Red" is a bus tour to promote literacy and give back to student-athletes' former elementary schools. Student-athletes will be visiting elementary schools in the Acadiana area, and... more »
  • UL and UL Monroe team up for Military Appreciation Day

    November 11, 2009 1:57 PM

    LAFAYETTE - In celebration of the Second Annual Military Appreciation Day, both bands from UL Lafayette and UL Monroe will perform together during the halftime entertainment on November 21st when Financial Concepts presents the Ragin' Cajuns and the Warhawks at Cajun Field. "The ULM band will perform with the Pride... more »
  • Ragin' Cajun's get cooking for Homecoming

    October 19, 2009 8:08 AM

    The Alumni Association hosts the 2009 homecoming kickoff party today (October 19). Everyone is invited to the Alumni Center at 5pm to enjoy free food, drinks, music and to support the Cajuns. UL takes on Florida Atlantic this Saturday (October 24) for homecoming 2009. Kickoff is set for 4 p.m.... more »
  • BeauSoleil Up for Peoples Choice

    October 15, 2009 1:15 PM

    BeauSoleil is looking for your support while in Washington D.C.. On Monday, October 12, Team BeauSoleil took the award in Market Viability and they continue to support the Acadiana area as they are up for the People's Choice Honor. Voting for Team BeauSoleil is as easy as texting... more »
  • Team BeauSoleil Wins Market Viability Contest

    October 12, 2009 2:54 PM

    WASHINGTON, D.C. - The BeauSoleil Louisiana Solar Home was designed and built by Louisiana students for Louisiana residents. Judges for the Market Viability contest in the 2009 U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon recognized that. The University of Louisiana at Lafayette team placed first in the contest. Judges were... more »
  • AADE Lafayette Chapter Donates $3,000 for Well Control Training

    October 12, 2009 1:32 PM

    LAFAYETTE, La. (Oct. 12, 2009) - The Lafayette Chapter of the American Association of Drilling Engineers (AADE) made it possible for 12 University of Louisiana students to receive well control training through Wild Well Control Inc. The students completed International Association of Drilling Contractors (IADC) WellCAP training covering well control... more »
  • State of La Dance

    September 29, 2009 7:11 AM

    October 8 - 10 @ 7:30pm October 11 @ 2pm Angelle Hall, UL Campus 337-482-6357 The UL Department of Performing Arts presents State of La Dance. Beginning October 8th a group of approximately 30 dancers will perform their fall dance concert displaying classical ballet and contemporary dance. Tickets... more »
  • Good Luck Team Beausoleil

    September 28, 2009 8:24 AM

    It's was your last chance to say good-bye to team Beausoleil. The solar home is now on it's way to Washington, D.C. for the international solar decathlon. The public was invited to wish team Beausoleil a farewell at 7 o'clock this morning (September 28, 2009) in front of Martin Hall... more »
  • Adopt-a- Student Fundraiser

    September 26, 2009 3:47 AM

    Beau Soleil Adopt-a-Student Fundraiser Team Beau Soleil will be headed to Washington D.C. to represent and put the Beau Soleil home together, but they need help and they need sponsors. If you are looking to support Team Beau Soleil through total or partial donations call 278-2722. The cost is... more »

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