Coverage of community events and issues.

Louisiana Hippos

Oct 23, 2017

When it comes to politics, especially in Louisiana, one really can't make some of this stuff up.  Absurd political conduct has a long history in the Bayou State as illustrated by Congressman Robert Broussard's legislation, H.R. 23261, introduced in the U.S. House of Representatives in 1910.  The press labeled it the "American Hippo Bill."


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.

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.

ULM Breaks Ground On New Alumni Affairs Center

Oct 17, 2017

“This is an incredibly great time to be on the campus of ULM and it is an incredibly great time to be involved and invested at ULM,” said Susan Hoffmann, President of the University of Louisiana Monroe’s Foundation Board of Trustees.

Hoffmann made remarks at a groundbreaking ceremony Friday for the new Foundation and Alumni Affairs center at 4400 Bon Aire Dr.

The U.S. Navy Commodores to Perform in West Monroe

Oct 17, 2017
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America's Navy is coming to West Monroe, Louisiana, one of 17 cities in six states to host a performance by the United States Navy Band during its 2017 tour -- one of the signature outreach programs of the U.S. Navy.

The U.S. Navy Band Commodores jazz ensemble performance is scheduled for Nov. 1, 2017, at 7 p.m. at the West Monroe High School Auditorium.

Eclipse and Science

Oct 16, 2017

What a glorious event it was, this eclipse of 2017.  With family and friends we gathered in a remote sagebrush meadow along the South Fork of the Payette River in Idaho, a stream fresh from the Sawtooth Wilderness that still carried snowmelt even on this late summer morning.  Our chosen viewing post fell directly in the path of the umbra - the shadow projected when the sun is entirely blocked by the moon.

Louisiana Art and Folk Festival

The Louisiana Art and Folk Festival is ringing in its 62nd year of culture and history Saturday, October 14th, from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. The festival will take place in downtown Columbia on the Ouachita River.

The Northeast Louisiana Arts Council's third annual North Delta Food and Wine Festival kicks off Friday, October 13th, and stretches throughout the weekend to Sunday, October 15th. This festival will pair choice drinks, rich food, and live music.