Catherine Calhoun

Associate Producer, Lagniappe

Catherine Calhoun is a sophomore Spanish Major and Communications Minor at the University of Louisiana Monroe, and plans on being a translator when she graduates.

Originally from West Monroe, she lives on campus for her first time "away" from home.

Catherine is very involved in the Wesley Foundation on campus and is part of the Warhawk Tennis Club. When not on campus, she volunteers at Foundry on Sunday mornings as part of the Foundry Kids team and teardown crew.

Catherine enjoys Disney movies, kayaking, and writing.

Ways to Connect

The Snyder Museum in Bastrop has a special exhibit of artwork from a private collection by the famous artist Clementine Hunter. 

Hunter grew up in the Natchitoches area of Louisiana in the late 1800's as the grandchild of a slave. Though the art is juvenile, Hunter's art  is valued because it shares a story of the era she grew up in, which is not often seen. Hunter learned from the artists that pasted through her home on Melrose Plantation. Her paintings, which can be sold for more than $4,000, were on display for 25 cents when she was still alive.

This year's Homecoming week is set to be one of the most exciting that ULM has had yet. The theme this year, Home Is Where the Hawk Is, brings together current students and falculty with alumni to celebrate why they love this university. 

From registering to vote, cuddling with puppies, and free food, the students are well taken care of this week. Alumni are also being accounted for with a luncheon, reception, and awards ceremony.

Subtitles are not keeping people away as the University of Louisiana Monroe School of Humanities continues its French Film Festival with Danton, Thursday, October 13 at 6:30 p.m. in Stubbs Hall, room 100.

Starr Homeplace present their last Community Day of the season this Saturday October 8th. Community Days allow the people of Northeast Louisiana to come together and enjoy the outdoors and reflect on a simpler time of life. 

The Brown Bag Concert series runs every Wednesday in the months of October and April. These concerts take place in Anna Gray Noe Park in downtown Monroe at noon. Just like the name suggests this concert series lets you bring your lunch while they provide drinks and cookies.

The rest of this month's line up includes Mike McKenzie on October 12, Jordan Sheppard on October 19, and Rod Payne and Lisa Spann on October 26.

The Wellspring Alliance

The Wellspring's upcoming event Hope in the Light of Day is Northeast Louisiana's kickoff for Domestic Violence Awareness Month.

Downtown Gallery Crawl

The Downtown Gallery Crawl is an art event that spans across the Ouachita River featuring eight local galleries in Monroe and West Monroe. The River Gallery, Rumo's, Garret House, The Palace, Arender Studio and Gallery, Upstairs Gallery, Sugar Gallery, and The Big Room are all participating in making this twin cities gallery crawl a possibility. 

Food and Wine Festival / NLAC

The Northeast Louisiana Arts Council presents this year's North Delta Food and Wine Festival. This event caters to foodies and wine lovers alike.

Northeast Louisiana Celtic Festival.

Northeast Louisiana's Celtic Festival is ready to start its 13th year of celebrating Celtic culture.  Kiroli Park will be hosting this festival Saturday October 1, from 7 a.m to 10 p.m. 

Tom McCandlish, membership director of the West Monroe West Ouachita Chamber of Commerce,  says the festival is something many people look forward to each year. The festival features vendors along with traditional Irish and Scottish live music.  Bands featured this year include Smithfield Fair, Emerald Accent, and Jim Flanagan. 

 Randy Sorensen comes in to discuss The Fabulous Equinox Orchestra coming to LA TECH's Howard auditorium Monday night at 7pm.