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

flickr.com/PennState

Recently, the Louisiana Board of Regents gave the green light to the University of Louisiana Monroe for the development of the proposal of a physical therapy program through the university.

https://www.facebook.com/suitcasesfornewplaces/

In 2016 over 4,800 children spent time in foster care in Louisiana alone. Sara McBroom is fighting against this statistic with her new nonprofit organization, Suitcases for New Places. 

ULM Wesley Foundation

Thursday September 14th, the University of Louisiana Monroe's Wesley Foundation is holding its annual Sportsman's Auction. This fundraiser will take place at Lea Joyner Church in Monroe from 6 to 9 p.m. and will be filled with items for all outdoorsmen.

flickr.com/SteveTrottier

This Monday, September 11th, marks the sixteenth anniversary of the 9/11 attacks of the Twin Towers. The Chennault Aviation and Military Museum and the organization Our H.O.M.E. are coming together to help honor the remembrance of this day. 

https://www.facebook.com/Starr-Homeplace-in-Oak-Ridge-145096918859027/

Starr Homeplace's Community Day for the month of September is taking place this Saturday, September 9th. Beginning at 8:30 a.m., the Community Day will be filled with creative spirits and multiple activities to take part in.

foodbanknela.org

September is the National Hunger Action Month, and the Northeast Louisiana Food Bank has prepared many opportunities over September to serve the hungry in the community. 

In Northeast Louisiana alone there are over 73,000 people facing hunger. The NELA Food Bank is inviting the community to stand up against this fact during the month of September.

The first event of the month will take place September 7th, from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. The community is invited to go eat out at WhataBurger in Monroe that night, and a portion of their proceeds will be donated to the Food Bank.

University of Louisiana Monroe / http://ulm.edu/history/index.html

The University of Louisiana Monroe's School of Humanities is holding a History and Science Series throughout the Fall 2017 semester. The world of history and science often coincide, and this series is designed to share a timeline of science we don't always see or hear about. 

  

http://www.williesduckdiner.com/

Thursday September 7th, fans of Duck Dynasty and southern food are invited to come out and celebrate the RE-Grand Opening of Willie's Duck Diner. There will be a ribbon cutting at 2:00 p.m. to kick off the fun and meals to come from the restaurant. 

United Way / http://visitvicksburg.com/united-way-true-color-run

If you're looking for a chance to get covered in color and support United Way's mission to improve communities, then September 23rd at 8:00 a.m. join the Vicksburg True Color Run.  The third  annual True Color Run will be held in downtown Vicksburg with registration beginning at 7:00 a.m. at 820 South Street. 

http://www.standforhope.org/2017-black--white-ball.html

Saturday, September 16th, the Center for Children and Families is holding its annual signature fundraiser, the Black and White Ball. This year's ball will be held from 7:00 p.m. to 12:00 a.m. at the Bayou Desiard Country Club. 

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