Happy Holidays from a few of the faculty and staff of Arts, English, and Humanities.
The Department of Arts, English, and Humanities (AEH) has an energetic and varied faculty that nurtures majors in its degree programs.
The Department of Arts, English, and Humanities (AEH) has an energetic and varied faculty that nurtures nearly one hundred fifty majors in its degree programs. AEH also offers students in every major many of the general education requirements necessary for graduation. We give students the opportunity to study with dedicated teachers, most of whom publish in their fields. Because of our highly approachable teachers, and generally small class sizes, students in our courses enjoy learning environments that encourage them to think critically and express themselves effectively. Our students benefit from personal attention, while having the advantage of resources available to students on the Baton Rouge campus: a fine library, excellent computer facilities, and research and publishing opportunities.
Happy Holidays from a few of the faculty and staff of Arts, English, and Humanities.
Open Mic Night on campus this afternoon. Thank you Eric Alai for coordinating this. It was a great time!
Dr. Wilson got to recruit some 10th grade students yesterday at SECO (Students Exploring Career Opportunities). We hope to see some of these students at LSUA in a few years.
Department Chair, Dr. Holly L. Wilson was quoted in this article on HuffPost about "The Good Place", "God Friended Me", and "Evil"
Shows like “God Friended Me” and “Preacher” are throwing out good and evil — and making sense of faith in today's world.
Congratulations to David Shanks, Communication Studies Instructor for a successful event hosted in Marksville this past weekend.
God has blessed us with a glorious day for the arts in Avoyelles as we join forces with the Contemporary Artists Guild of Cenla to host the first ever Plein Air Marksville. We have approximately 12 artists, including two from Baton Rouge, that registered this morning. You will see them painting outside at various locations. They will turn their paintings in for judging at 3pm. An ARTIST RECEPTION will take place TODAY at our GALLERY ON THE SQUARE FROM 5-7PM! All are invited to meet the artists, view their paintings and enjoy complimentary wine, cheese and fruit. Very special thanks to David Shanks, president of the Contemporary Artists Guild, for bringing this wonderful event to Avoyelles!
Arts, English, and Humanities was represented at Trick or Treat Street by several different student Organizations: Sigma Tau Delta the Art League,, and the Media Club. It was a wonderful evening for Tricks and Treats
Last night, after Trick or Treat Street, Empty Space Players hosted an Open Mic Night. It was quite the success
Outtakes from Pizza & Majors with Jack Bedell, Louisiana Poet Laureate, as guest.
Calling all English Majors & Minors. The Arts, English, and Humanities Department is sponsoring Pizza & English (A celebration of our English Majors & Minors). Join us on Wednesday, October 23rd from 11:00 - 1:00pm in Mulder 232 for Pizza!
Join us at the Westside Regional Library on October 23rd at 6:00pm for Louisiana Poetry Laureate Jack Bedell.
From Chief Collins:
LSUA Campus Community,
As we enter into the holiday season, we all anticipate the laughter and joys the holidays bring. To ensure our happiness during this season, let’s not forget to include safety in our everyday activities. I realize we all have busy schedules and life sometimes has us moving like an automatic machine. We must incorporate safety measures in our everyday activities so that safety becomes a part of our automatic machine as well.
Just think about it, every day we automatically wake up at a certain time, we have our individual daily morning ritual we do, and then were off to the hustle and bustle of the day. We complete these daily tasks without second thought. This process is called “Muscle Memory”. Our mind and bodies are automatically programmed to complete certain tasks we use on a regular basis.
Because of this uncertain world we live in, we must train our minds to incorporate safety measures in our daily lives as well. We can’t afford to wait until an incident happens to decide how to react. As you read this letter, someone, somewhere, will become a victim of crime. Go over in your mind TODAY how you would react should you become a victim of crime.
Here are some safety tips to incorporate in your daily activities on or off campus:
• Remember while parking your automobile to keep money and valuables out of sight and doors locked. It’s a proven fact, thieves only steal what they can see. “Out of sight is out of mind”.
• Before leaving to get into your vehicle, have your door key selected and in hand. This way if you feel threatened or you’re being approached, you can easily unlock your door and enter to safety instead of fumbling about trying to find your door key. EVERY SECOND COUNTS.
• Refuel your vehicle during the day. If you have to refuel at night, choose a well-lit and occupied store to do so.
• Always monitor and observe your surroundings and avoid distractions from smartphones, headsets and other mobile devices, particularly when crossing the street and late at night. If you feel unsafe, don’t hesitate to contact police for an escort. Trust your instincts and practice common sense.
• Walk on well-lit pathways and in groups if possible.
• Let loved ones know where you’re going and when you should return.
• Never leave your food or drink unattended at a social event.
• Should someone attempt to abduct you scream, fight, and make a huge scene. Attackers don’t want to attract attention to themselves. FIGHT FOR YOUR LIFE.
• If followed, never go straight home. Continue to drive and call 911 if you feel you’re being followed.
• Have a Plan. Your best defense is a well-practiced and thought out offence.
Your safety is always first and foremost at Louisiana State University at Alexandria Police. Please feel free to contact us any time at 318-473-6427 or stop by the University Police office at 8210 Tom Bowman Drive (last street at the rear of campus).
Join us for
Dr. Zhongqiang (Donald) Wang, Professor of English at the School of Foreign Studies in the Southern Medical University, Guangzhou, P.R. China and a visiting scholar at LSUA, will kick off this Fall’s Cavanaugh Lecture Series on September 10th at 5:30 PM at the Alexandria Museum of Art. His topic is “American Missionaries in Early 20th Century China: Their Writings about Chinese Life and Contributions to Chinese Society.” Dr. Wang has multiple publications to his credit, including: “Narrative therapy: the Humanity in Raymond Carver's Short Story” and “On Foreign Literature Under Different Culture Conceptions”. The lecture is free and open to the public.
Come join the Arts, English, and Humanities and Chancellor Coreil at the WOW Cookout on Monday from 5-7.
See you there!
Chancellor Coreil invites you to “Coreil’s Cookout” Monday from 5-7pm in his backyard, across from Mulder Hall!
There will be food, fun, and games... you DON’T want to miss this!
See you there, and bring your friends!!!
#lsua #cookout #alexandria
The Arts, English, and Humanities Department is proud to announce that Carli Smith, Spring 2019 graduate with a Bachelor of Arts in English and a Bachelor of Arts in History, has been accepted into the Master of Arts in English with a focus on female narratives and Southern women writers at Virginia Tech in Blacksburg, VA. She has been awarded full tuition remission and a teaching assistantship.
Carli graduated magna cm laude and also participated in the Honors Program. She served as President of Sigma Tau Delta and CLIO (Historical Society), Secretary of the Marketing Club, Editor of the Jongleur (LSUA Literary Magazine), and an active member of Empty Space Players. Carli also presented papers at the National Undergraduate Literature Conference in Ogden Utah in 2018 and 2019, as well as at LSUA's own Conference in the Humanities both years. She worked as a tutor in the Writing Center and as a student worker in the AEH and HIPS Department Offices.
Congratulations Carli! We wish you well on your academic journey.
The Arts, English, and Humanities Department is proud to announce that Benjamin Sanson, Spring 2019 graduate with a Bachelor of Arts in English, has been accepted into the Master of Arts in English with a Literature concentration at Northwestern State University. He is awaiting news about a graduate assistantship in the coming days.
Ben graduated magna cm laude. He was an active member of Sigma Tau Delta, the National Society of Leadership and Success, and a prize winning contributor to the Jongleur (the university's creative writing magazine).
Congratulations Ben! We wish you well on your academic journey.
• Get your cap and gown and try it on BEFORE Thursday.
• Come dressed in your cap and gown w/ your tassel.
• Arrival at 9:00am at the Rapides Parish Coliseum located at 5600 Coliseum Blvd. Please take traffic and parking into account so you are not late.
• You will check-in and get lined up in a room of the facility – you will be directed where to go, no worries! Once you are in lineup, do not leave your spot.
• Faculty/student Photos will take place in meeting room E from 9:00-9:30. LSUA backdrops and banners will be provided. ALL GRADUATES NEED TO BE IN THE STUDENT LINE UP AREA BY 9:30!
• Don’t forget to bring your Honor Chords – there will be no extras.
• No storage for personal items in the back – please give everything to a family member or to a friend to hold!
• The coliseum has a strict CLEAR BAG POLICY. All purses, backpacks, and bags have to be clear.
• Wear comfortable shoes or at least practice walking in your new uncomfortable shoes. Please do not wear shoes that you cannot walk comfortably in. You will have to go up and down stairs on the stage.
• Seating- You will be lined up by your college, major, and then in alphabetical order. We will provide a notecard with your name on it. You must keep your notecard with you at all times.
• You will receive your actual diploma immediately following the ceremony. You will process back to where check-in took place. Once you receive your diploma, you are free to go and enjoy the day!
• There is no limit on guests. There will be plenty of seating for family and friends. A live feed ceremony link will be on the LSUA Homepage and social media.
• Most importantly, have fun celebrating your achievements and congrats!
English Majors and Jongleur Contest Winners, today we celebrate you!
WHERE: Bayou Robert Room (above the Cafeteria)
WHEN: 12:00 Noon
FREE FOOD! Come and mingle and enjoy the company of your cohorts and faculty
ATTENTION Communication Studies majors/minors and graduates! Join us for the CMST Social!
Wednesday, April 10th
Mulder Hall 145
Come join us for the final lecture in the 2018-19 Cavanaugh Lecture Series. Dr. Seth Bovey will introduce his forthcoming book on Tuesday, April 9th at 5:30pm at the LSUA Museum of Art. This lecture is FREE and open to the public.
Panel Discussion held on our campus
"Is there Life after Death?" with Rabbi Cantor Raina Siroty, Imam Mounir Bourkiza, Pastor Gary Baldiwin, and Fr. Adam Travis.
Introduction: Dr. Nathan Ponder
Moderator: Dr. Eamon Halpin
Is there life after death in the three monotheistic religions: Judaism, Christianity, Islam?
A celebration of our Faculty and Staff at the Employee Recognition Dinner last night.
Melissa C. LaBorde received the Teaching Innovation Award.
Jessica Thacker received the Cliff E. Laborde, Sr.Endowed Professorship in Education
Jessica Thacker and Robert Harper (Not Pictured) were recognized for 5 years of service.
Dr. Owen Elmore (Not Pictured) was recognized for 15 years of service
Dr. Alice Blackwell was recognized for being promoted to Full Professor
Congratulations to all our Faculty and Staff!
Join us for Career Fair Spring 2019
Join us on Wednesday, March 13th for the World Religions Panel Discussion.
LSUA Academic Affairs
LSU-Alexandria Mardi Gras Parade Today!
LSUA will be closed tomorrow, Tuesday, January 29th. We will reopen at 8:00am on Wednesday. Stay safe and warm!
More Graduates from Commencement. Congratulations again to all our graduates!
Congratulations to some our Bachelor of Arts in English graduates. Stevie Rhiannon Ehren Brady Jessica Lozada Tanner
The Fine Art Experience Spring 2019....Register Today!
It's time to starting thinking about the 2019 Undergraduate Humanities Conference.
Call for papers.
Papers can address any topic in literature, communication, criminal justice, history, history of science, art history, theatre, philosophy, political science, psychology, and religion.
Please send abstracts of approximately 200 words to Dr. Blackwell [email protected]
English Major Carli Smith spoke at Rotary on Tuesday about her trip to Thailand and the National Student Leadership Symposium she attended this summer.
Update about Trick or Treat Street
Due to the forecasting of inclement weather, Trick or Treat Street will be hosted at the Evacuation Center "Shelter” on campus on Thursday, October 25th from 5PM until 7PM.
Video footage from the World Religion Panel that was held on campus September 26, 2018.
Launch of B.A. in World Religions at Louisiana State University at Alexandria. Rabbi, Imam, Priest and Pastor.
Our students are representing LSUA well at the Southern Public Relations Federation.
Members of the Public Relations Seminar class are representing LSUA at the Southern Public Relations Federation conference in New Orleans! Thanks to Professor Missy Laborde for bringing these students down!
Welcome Week at LSUA. Join us for for fun and friendship all week long!
Looking for an upper level Humanities Elective? We've got one for you. This course has been moved back to campus. RELG 3008-001X TTH 1:00 - 2:15pm
Looking for a upper level elective? We have one for you. Dr. Gary Baldwin is teaching RELG 3008-001X The Life and Teachings of Jesus in the Fall 2018 semester. This course will be taught at the Alexandria Museum of Art.
Graduates and Guests,
Please take note of the requirements for bags in the coliseum. Remember, commencement is Thursday, May 10th at 10:00am at the Rapides Parish Coliseum.
The Rapides Parish Coliseum, the location of LSUA’s Spring 2018 Commencement, has a strict clear plastic bag policy.
The guidelines for the bag policy are outlined below.
Registration for Summer/Fall 2018 begins Monday, March 19, 2018.
Registration for Summer/Fall 2018 will begin on Monday, March 19, 2018. When you log into Self-Service and proceed to register if it is your time to register for either Summer or Fall 2018, you will be able to select the appropriate term to register. You should have already met with your Advisor to be authorized for registration. If you have not done so, you will need to contact your Advisor to be authorized for registration in order to proceed. You will find your assigned advisor in self-service when you log in.
If it is not your time to register, you will simply see a message that reads:
“You are not eligible to register at this time”
To determine your registration start time, you will need to know your overall completed earned hours (classification). This can be found by checking your unofficial transcript on self-service under the “GRADES” tab. Your total overall earned hours can be found at the bottom of your unofficial transcript. Please note, your classification is based on your completed earned hours at the end of the preceding semester,( i.e. Fall 2017). The below chart details the hours for each classification to determine your registration start time
Need some help? The Writing Center is open to assist you.
Papers can address any topic in Literature, communication, history, history of science, art history, theatre, philosophy, or religion. Students who wish to present should email and abstract of approximately 200 words to Dr. Alice Blackwell [email protected] by February 28th
ATTENTION STUDENTS! Are you looking for an upper level Humanities Elective? Dr. Wilson will be teaching a PHIL 4922 course on Plato in the Spring 2018 semester. There are no pre-requisites for this course.
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