The Bank of Oak Ridge, Spartan Adventure Park, and Drax, were honored with Thomas H. Scott Awards of Excellence during a drive-in/listen-in event held on May 19 at the University of Louisiana at Monroe Library.
OXFORD, Miss. — Several local students were recently named to the University of Mississippi, or Ole Miss, Spring 2020 Honor Roll lists, including Dean’s Honor Roll and Chancellor’s Honor Roll.
JACKSON, Tenn. — Five hundred ninety-five students graduated from Union University after the spring semester ended May 14, including Orlean Patterson, of Monroe, who obtained a doctorate in Pharmacy.
University of Louisiana Monroe Assistant Professor of English Will Rogers, Ph.D., has received a prestigious ATLAS grant — Awards to Louisiana Artists and Scholars — from the Louisiana Board of Regents.
Writer’s Note: Recently I have written about COVID-19 and how it has changed our lives. Last time I focused on the impact that it has had on education — the institutions, students, parents-turned-teachers, “real” teachers, and basically everyone who has faced change with schools closed.
In his final commencement address Saturday, retiring University of Louisiana Monroe President Nick J. Bruno, Ph.D., announced the Spring 2020 class overcame the challenges of a semester disrupted by COVID-19 to set an institutional record.
The University of Louisiana Monroe has hosted a robust student orientation program, PREP – Preview, Registration, and Enrollment Program, for many years. Due to the current situation with COVID-19 and social distancing measures in place, this year’s PREP will be split into two parts: PREP Ad…
Amy Weems, Ed.D., assistant professor at the University of Louisiana Monroe School of Education in the College of Arts, Education, and Sciences, has been named to the advisory council of the economic recovery task force assessing the needs of Northeast Louisiana.
To honor the Spring 2020 graduates of the University of Louisiana Monroe, a Virtual Recognition Ceremony will be held online beginning at 10 a.m. Saturday, May 16.
When the COVID-19 health crisis sent students and educators home in March, K-12 educators skilled at teaching face-to-face in traditional classroom settings suddenly found themselves faced with the challenges of a transition to virtual, or online teaching.
Glenwood Regional Medical Center, a Steward Family hospital, has resumed offering elective health care procedures previously delayed by the coronavirus pandemic.
The West Monroe Police Department recently received a grant from the Living Well Foundation for automatic external defribillators (AEDs) to be placed in police units, helping ensure officers are equipped to assist in saving lives more quickly and efficiently.
Chennault Aviation & Military Museum and the Consul General of the People’s Republic of China in Houston recently provided 1,000 meals to St. Francis Medical Center employees.
The following people recently were initiated into The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi, the nation’s oldest and most selective collegiate honor society for all academic disciplines.
Writer’s Note: It began with buying an ant farm for our two young granddaughters in North Carolina. Their parents, Brian and Leigh Grainger, were at the beginning stages of juggling new “conditions” that were being imposed on them by growing concerns over the COVID-19 pandemic.
North Louisiana Economic Partnership Executive Vice President Angie White, CEcD has been appointed to serve on the Education and Workforce Task Force of the Resilient Louisiana Commission.
BESE District 5 Member and High School Administrator, Ashley Ellis of Monroe was recently named to the Governor’s Resilient Louisiana Education and Workforce Work Group.
Several local students were among more than 5,400 candidates for graduation in the Class of 2020 at the University of Mississippi, or “Ole Miss,” during a live, virtual celebratory event on May 9.
A local organization is working to recognize the accomplishments of area high school graduates with giveaways to students and a live podcast every day next week.
The United Way of Northeast Louisiana announced it is off to a strong start with its newly launched COVID-19 Response Fund and Tornado Relief Fund, having received a $75,000 philanthropic investment from Chase.
Musicians hear differently because they listen differently. Through years of training, their brains become wired to discern nuances in tone and pitch that most people don’t hear.
Louisiana’s public colleges and universities will receive $147.1 million through the federal CARES Act, the U.S. Department of Education says.
Lisa Van Hoose, Ph.D., Director of the Doctor of Physical Therapy program at the University of Louisiana Monroe, has been named to Gov. John Bel Edwards Louisiana COVID-19 Health Equity Task Force. She will serve on the Health Disparities and Research subcommittee, which provides research a…
The University of Louisiana System Board has approved the University of Louisiana Monroe’s request to recognize the dedication of former Louisiana State Rep. Charles R. McDonald, Ed.D., and the late Emily Williamson.
Armed with crucial data on the April 12 tornado collected by the University of Louisiana Monroe Doppler weather radar and other instruments, Todd Murphy, Ph.D., program coordinator in Atmospheric Science, acted quickly to apply for a National Science Foundation Rapid Response Research (RAPID…
The Board of Supervisors for the University of Louisiana System approved an agreement between The Edward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine and the University of Louisiana System that recognizes the quality undergraduate education provided by the nine member institutions and prioritizes Sys…
The Monroe-based law firm, Parker Alexander Law, recently announced it is offering free powers of attorney services to those hospitalized as a result of COVID-19.
The West Monroe-West Ouachita Chamber of Commerce, Strauss Theater Center and the City of West Monroe are pleased to announce the return of the West Monroe Brown Bag Lunch Concert Series to be held every Wednesday in May at noon.
As a show of support and solidarity, St. Francis Medical Center encourages the community to #LightTheWay for healthcare heroes and essential workers by illuminating a light on their home each night.
Glenwood Regional Medical Center, a Steward Family hospital, recently announced the launch of its “Shine on Health Care Heroes” campaign, an effort to enlist patients, residents, and local business partners in applauding health care workers both in our community and across the country from t…
The West Monroe West Ouachita Chamber of Commerce (WMWO Chamber), in partnership with Downtown West Monroe, will host a virtual sidewalk sale for small businesses on Friday, May 1st and again on Friday, May 8th from 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Writer’s Note: Just when you think it couldn’t get worse, it does. Certainly Louisiana experienced that truism Easter Sunday and for several days afterward when tornados spun their way, dipping and dodging through our homeland. Our own children live in Texas, Mississippi, and North Carolina,…
Nursing is the hands-on, face-to-face interaction between healthcare professionals and patients. Nursing students learn the practices and procedures of patient care during “clinicals” – the hours they work in hospitals and healthcare facilities.
Editor’s Note: In honor of Earth Day, which is April 22, The Ouachita Citizen is featuring the cleanup work of local and statewide organizations to keep Ouachita Parish clean. While events and efforts are currently on hold due to coronavirus restrictions, these organizations work tirelessly …
MRS. HATTIE WILLIAMS recently celebrated her 102nd birthday. She was born April 9, 1918. She is a mother of Olive Branch Baptist Church, where she celebrated her 99th and 100th birthdays. Last year, she celebrated 101 years at home with family and friends. This year, due to coronavirus, she…
Several locals studying at the University of Louisiana-Monroe were recently initiated into The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi, the nation’s oldest and most selective collegiate honor society for all academic disciplines.
Will Campbell is bucking a recent trend. Read more
No doubt about it, Sterlington catcher Braden Hough would be sporting University of New Orle… Read more
Editor’s Note: As we wait for sports to resume locally, we’ll take a look back at the Top 10… Read more
When Mike DeJean accepted the new head-coaching job at St. Frederick High School in 2019 tha… Read more
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