Loyola Law Symposium Set On Children Of Prisoners

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Louisiana Travel / /

The College of Law at Loyola University in New Orleans will play host to public officials, academics and experts on the ways in which the incarceration of a family member affects children. 

 Topics will include the effect of mass incarceration on families and the mental health implications of parental incarceration for children.

 The keynote speaker for Friday's daylong meeting will be Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards. He is expected to address the state's efforts to reduce prison populations, including a criminal justice reform bill passed this year. 

State Librarian To Receive Lynda Carlberg Award

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Louisiana's state librarian, Rebecca Hamilton, has received this year's Lynda Carlberg Award, an honor established in 1998 in Carlberg's memory in recognition of librarians who help build "great libraries."

 Carlberg, director of the Calcasieu Parish Public Library system for decades, was killed in a car accident in 1997. 


ULM will announce today an agreement between the University of Louisiana Monroe and a Shreveport company to license an olive oil-based nutraceutical developed by a professor in the School of Pharmacy. 
ULM has entered into an agreement with Segue Science Management as the result of research and development by Khalid El Sayed, Ph.D. of the School of Pharmacy.

Since 2009, El Sayed has worked to develop an olive oil-based food supplement to help prevent cancer and Alzheimer’s disease. His work is so promising that patents have already been filed.

Monroe Mayor Jamie Mayo announced today that Planning and Urban Development Director Chris Fisher has resigned his position effective Friday, October 13th, 2017. Fisher had served as PUD Director since 2008.

Mayo said, “There have been a number of advancements in the department during Fisher’s term; including, but not limited to, an update of the comprehensive plan for the City of Monroe and zoning changes. The Flight the Blight effort was also initiated under Fisher’s watch.”

Chief Operations Officer Jimmie Bryant will serve as the interim department head.

Monroe Police Chief Process Narrows Field To 13

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The Monroe Municipal Fire and Police Civil Service Board has ended the application period for those interested in participating in the competitive civil service examination for Monroe Police Chief. Applications to take the exam were accepted between September 16 and October 15, 2017.  A total of 13 candidates have officially signed up to take the exam. The Civil Service Board approved the list of qualified candidates at a 4 pm meeting yesterday at the City of Monroe's Public Safety Center.

Governor David Y. Ige / /

Gov. John Bel Edwards has declared October Domestic Violence Awareness Month in Louisiana. Today, the Governor's Office on Women's Policy joined advocates and leaders in recognizing the survivors of this serious crime and issuing a statewide call to action to promote the prevention of domestic violence and provide more support to the families of victims and survivors.

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Many of the really smart people I knew in high school or college are now doctors. I can’t think of any single profession filled with more exceptionally bright individuals.

And yet, what if I told you doctors do no better with their money that the average Joe?

You be the judge.

Catalyst Program Offers Studying Abroad

Oct 17, 2017

During the 2017 Summer Sessions, University of Louisiana Monroe Professor of Art, Dr. Joni Noble, once again offered two art/photography courses in Europe through ULM’s consortium partner The University of West Florida in Pensacola.

The Catalyst Program is available to any university student, and provides six hours of university transfer credit to participants.  The study in London, Paris, Berlin and Prague coincides with ULM’s first summer session, making it a fit for ULM students wishing a study abroad experience.


Dr. Scot Humes, Associate Professor of Clarinet in the School of Visual and Performing Arts at the University of Louisiana Monroe, will perform in Washington, D.C., and New York City in early November.

These are the premier performances by Humes with Steinway Artist pianist Tania Tachkova. They are both from New York City.

The first concert is for the Bulgarian Music Society on Friday, Nov. 3 at 7 p.m. at the Embassy of the Republic of Bulgaria in Washington, D.C.

Saturday, October 21st, the Louisiana Food and Music Festival is back at the Downtown RiverMarket. This festival will begin at 10 a.m. and will continue the celebration of Louisiana culture until 4 p.m. with a variety of different Louisiana food, music, and vendors.