Catherine Calhoun

Associate Producer, Lagniappe

Catherine Calhoun is a junior 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

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. 

This week on Wisdom on Wealth Byron talks about our need for financial life boats such as insurance, legal documents, and savings. 

He compares the famed Titanic to our lives saying,"after you hit your an ice berg, it's too late."

The crew of the Titanic were not prepared for the possibility of the iceberg, so they did not have enough precautions or training when such an event happen.

In our own financial life Byron reminds us that, "you trade the certain but small loss of protection for the possible but horrific loss if tragedy strikes."

The University of Louisiana Monroe, in collaboration with Grambling State University, Louisiana Delta Community College, and Louisiana Tech University is hosting a special screening of the upcoming documentary, “Starving the Beast: The Battle to Disrupt and Reform America’s Public Universities” in Biedenharn Recital Hall Tuesday, Sept. 20 at 6 p.m. 

SYAA / syaaonline.com

Walter Allen comes in to tell us about the upcoming show "School of Rock", a musical based on the 2003 Jack Black movie, " School of Rock". 

The SYAA fall season is starting off with "School of Rock", an exciting rock and roll musical. Walter Allen, the executive director at the Strauss Youth Academy, shares that " its a rare occurence that a local theatre gets to do a show that is still running on Broadway, and we are very excited about it".

United Way of Northeast Louisiana

Read. Learn. Succeed. from the United Way of Northeast Louisiana is a community outreach in which  volunteers from the community donate thirty minutes a week to read to second and third graders in local school systems.

Now in its third year, the reading campaign has expanded to four school districts.  

"Research shows us a student who does not know how to read by the third grade is four times more likely to fail to graduate. We're confident this program offers a great return on our investment," says Michelle Saucer, program director. 

ULM media

The Brubeck Brothers Quartet is having a jazz concert at Brown Auditorium Tuesday, September 13th at 7:30 pm.

The Brubeck Brothers Quartet is a jazz quartet composed of  Chris Brubeck and Dan Brubeck, sons of one of the most influential jazz icons, the late Dave Brubeck. The quartet also includes Chuck Lamb and Mike DeMicco.  

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