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Second Terror Attack Halted, Police Say, After 13 Killed, 100 Injured In Barcelona

Updated at 6:41 a.m. ET Friday Hours after a van drove into a crowd of people in Barcelona, Spain, Spanish police say they stopped a second terrorist attack. Authorities say the two attacks are linked. Police say five suspects wearing explosives — later determined to be fake — were killed after a shootout with security forces in the Catalan coastal town of Cambrils located about 70 miles southwest of Barcelona. Six civilians and a police officer were injured, police said early Friday. By...

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Four University of Louisiana Monroe faculty members and two staff members were the 2017 winners of the ULM Foundation Awards of Excellence.

The awards were presented Thursday as part of ULM President Dr. Nick Bruno’s State of the University address at Brown Auditorium. The annual presentation of the awards features winners chosen based on a set of standards determined by a selection committee.

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The University of Louisiana Monroe is on a roll.

That was the message ULM President Dr. Nick Bruno shared with the crowd Thursday at Brown Auditorium.

“This is my sixth State of the University address, and it’s the most optimistic of all,” Bruno said.

Bruno’s address pointed to progress in academic programs, enrollment, hiring and budget.

ULM Reveals New Logo and ‘The Best Is On The Bayou’

Aug 15, 2017
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The past begets the future. The building blocks of those who came before shape what is and what is to come.

The Office of Marketing and Communications team at the University of Louisiana Monroe, led by Chief Communications Officer Lisa Miller, found solace in that thought, and inspiration as well, as they worked on the daunting task assigned by ULM President Dr. Nick Bruno.

Masur Variety Show Set For September 16

Aug 15, 2017

Variety, like the name implies, is like a variety show. It is an inter-generational cultural experience that takes place five times a year. Every edition features a new line-up each time. Admission and activities are free. Generally Variety would be held at the Masur Museum, however the September 16 Variety will be held at the Monroe Regional Airport. Short term parking stubs will be validated between 2:00 pm and 5:00 pm!

THE LINE-UP:

Acting U.S. Attorney Alexander C. Van Hook announced that a Mexican citizen pleaded guilty Monday to reentering the United States illegally after being arrested for trying to obtain a Louisiana Identification Card in Morgan City.

The Pursuit will be held Thursday, August 24th, in the Fant-Ewing Coliseum with the dinner beginning at 5:30 p.m. and the program beginning at 6:30 p.m. This event is being held to showcase all that the University of Louisiana Monroe has lined up for the upcoming school year.

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Tuesday, August 15th, the Chennault Aviation and Military Museum along with the Monroe Regional Airport are debuting a new exhibit in the Monroe Airport. This date also marks the anniversary of "The Spirit of the '45 Day", the day when peace was declared during World War 2. 

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One of America's favorite seasons is steadily approaching, and will be here in a couple of weeks. Football season is a time of year where fans from all over come together to root for their favorite teams and root against their most hated rival.

Belted Kingfisher

Aug 14, 2017

In teaching kids how to fish, one of the first obstacles that must be overcome is what has to be an innate urge to throw rocks and sticks into the water for the sheer joy of it.  Every fisherman knows that such commotions only scare the fish away.  Within the world of birds though, some of the best fishers actually incorporate this behavior into their pedagogy.

Today, First Lady Donna Edwards is launching a new initiative to connect foster parents with the support systems they need in their communities. This statewide campaign will link government, faith groups, nonprofit organizations, businesses and community members to create a united network of support for Louisiana’s foster care system.

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Fiscal Myopia: Missing the Cliff Warning Signs

“I see a deficit of just over $1.5-billion, correct? That's the fiscal cliff we keep talking about?” New Orleans Representative Gary Carter asked, as the latest tally of next July's fall off in state revenue was presented to the Joint Budget Committee last week. Yet despite all the warning signs, some lawmakers don't see the drop as being all that steep.

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