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Human Sciences & Education

IMPACT IMPROVING QUALITY OF LIFE ACROSS THE LIFESPAN


CHSE

COLLEGE OF HUMAN SCIENCES & EDUCATION

The College of Human Sciences & Education enhances quality of life across the lifespan by actively engaging in research, teaching, professional service, and global engagement that enables individuals and communities to achieve their full potential. About the Cover This mosaic tiger is inlaid in the floor near the entrance of the Huey P. Long Field House. The Latin insignia of “mens sana in corpore sano” means “a sound mind in a sound body.” With educational programs beginning at six weeks old and continuing to post-degree professional education, our college is committed to improving quality of life across the entire lifespan.

College of Human Sciences & Education IMPACT

Impact… a small word with such big meaning. Perhaps it’s beginning to be overused, but for me, impact perfectly sums up the positive power of our unique college. You see, our students, faculty, and staff understand that every single interaction in this ever-changing world is a chance to make an impact. Maybe it’s in our DNA, maybe it’s instilled in every one of us by that special professor who opened our eyes to a deeper meaning and understanding of a lesson, or maybe making an impact is what we feel called to do. In the LSU College of Human Sciences & Education, we’re not side-line sitters we’re change-makers. Our teachers and librarians enhance student learning; kinesiology professionals from athletic trainers to occupational therapists to physical education teachers keep us moving while promoting health and wellness for every generation; leadership and human resource development as well as our information science professionals develop better workplaces; our social workers strengthen families and advocate for all populations. We ALL challenge minds, reimagine the status quo, and help solve the critical issues facing our state of Louisiana and the world at large. As you read IMPACT, I hope you are as inspired by these stories as I am. This year, Julia Hawkins, alumna of the School of Education, set a world record in the national Senior Games’ 100-yard dash… at the young age of 101. Dr. Scott Wilks received a $1.92 million, four-year grant from the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services to increase and enhance the behavioral health labor force across Louisiana, and our School of Social Work announced that we’re launching a Bachelor of Social Work in the Fall of 2018. CHSE is on a mission to improve quality of life across the lifespan. Here, we impact lives. So, I’m inviting you to join us… I’m inviting you to geaux change lives. Geaux Tigers,


CHSE

COLLEGE OF HUMAN SCIENCES & EDUCATION

The College of Human Sciences & Education enhances quality of life across the lifespan by actively engaging in research, teaching, professional service, and global engagement that enables individuals and communities to achieve their full potential. About the Cover This mosaic tiger is inlaid in the floor near the entrance of the Huey P. Long Field House. The Latin insignia of “mens sana in corpore sano” means “a sound mind in a sound body.” With educational programs beginning at six weeks old and continuing to post-degree professional education, our college is committed to improving quality of life across the entire lifespan.

College of Human Sciences & Education IMPACT

Impact… a small word with such big meaning. Perhaps it’s beginning to be overused, but for me, impact perfectly sums up the positive power of our unique college. You see, our students, faculty, and staff understand that every single interaction in this ever-changing world is a chance to make an impact. Maybe it’s in our DNA, maybe it’s instilled in every one of us by that special professor who opened our eyes to a deeper meaning and understanding of a lesson, or maybe making an impact is what we feel called to do. In the LSU College of Human Sciences & Education, we’re not side-line sitters we’re change-makers. Our teachers and librarians enhance student learning; kinesiology professionals from athletic trainers to occupational therapists to physical education teachers keep us moving while promoting health and wellness for every generation; leadership and human resource development as well as our information science professionals develop better workplaces; our social workers strengthen families and advocate for all populations. We ALL challenge minds, reimagine the status quo, and help solve the critical issues facing our state of Louisiana and the world at large. As you read IMPACT, I hope you are as inspired by these stories as I am. This year, Julia Hawkins, alumna of the School of Education, set a world record in the national Senior Games’ 100-yard dash… at the young age of 101. Dr. Scott Wilks received a $1.92 million, four-year grant from the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services to increase and enhance the behavioral health labor force across Louisiana, and our School of Social Work announced that we’re launching a Bachelor of Social Work in the Fall of 2018. CHSE is on a mission to improve quality of life across the lifespan. Here, we impact lives. So, I’m inviting you to join us… I’m inviting you to geaux change lives. Geaux Tigers,


CHSE

COLLEGE OF HUMAN SCIENCES & EDUCATION

College of Human Sciences & Education IMPACT

$164,141 Your Dean’s Circle Membership to date that grows our college endowment and supports faculty research

DEGREES AWARDED 750 Bachelor’s 405 Master’s 29 Education Specialist Certificates 49 Doctoral

76 editorships 80 editorial board members

233 conference presentations

131 articles

7 books

30 book chapters

8 AWARD-WINNING FACULTY Recognized by TAF, LSU Foundation, and the LSU Alumni Association

139 scholarships awarded

1,400+ professional education attendees from 698 organizations across the U.S.

Refereed/peer-reviewed journals, national and international

COMMUNICATION ACROSS THE CURRICULUM 16 certified faculty 44 courses

Photo by: Collin Richie SERVICE LEARNING 14 certified faculty 28 courses


CHSE

COLLEGE OF HUMAN SCIENCES & EDUCATION

College of Human Sciences & Education IMPACT

$164,141 Your Dean’s Circle Membership to date that grows our college endowment and supports faculty research

DEGREES AWARDED 750 Bachelor’s 405 Master’s 29 Education Specialist Certificates 49 Doctoral

76 editorships 80 editorial board members

233 conference presentations

131 articles

7 books

30 book chapters

8 AWARD-WINNING FACULTY Recognized by TAF, LSU Foundation, and the LSU Alumni Association

139 scholarships awarded

1,400+ professional education attendees from 698 organizations across the U.S.

Refereed/peer-reviewed journals, national and international

COMMUNICATION ACROSS THE CURRICULUM 16 certified faculty 44 courses

Photo by: Collin Richie SERVICE LEARNING 14 certified faculty 28 courses


SOE

SCHOOL OF EDUCATION

The road to college starts with early childhood education Gov. John Bel Edwards and LSU President King Alexander joined us to cut the ribbon in front of LSU’s laboratory preschool, newly aligned under the College of Human Sciences & Education. The transformation of the child care center on campus to a Reggio Emilia-inspired learning facility portends great strides in the research and

College of Human Sciences & Education IMPACT

WOOTEN & MITCHELL RECEIVE ‘BOOK OF THE YEAR’

Ribbon Cutting | LSU Early Childhood Education Laboratory Preschool practice of early childhood education for our state and beyond. Aligning the ECE Lab Preschool with the LSU School of Education’s early childhood programs increases opportunities to conduct research in a model demonstration school involving young children, early childhood educators, university students, and faculty researchers. The preschool enrolls 178 children from ages 6 weeks to 4 years old, and employs 28 instructors, three faculty, two professional staff, and five graduate assistants.

INTERNATIONAL COLLABORATION In 2013, Colegio Concepción San Pedro in Chile began working with LSU on an International Student Exchange Program, which created internships for undergraduate and postgraduate students from LSU’s School of Education. During the fiveyear partnership, more than 120 LSU students and in-service teachers, 10 LSU faculty, and five LSU administrators have gone to Chile, engaging in service-

learning and professional training. The exchange has provided significant professional development opportunities between the two institutions, led to a student exchange with the University Laboratory School, East Baton Rouge Parish, and Episcopal School of Baton Rouge, as well as a strong trinity partnership between LSU, Colegio Concepción, and the University of Concepción. At its annual Hall of Distinction, the School of Education honored Colegio Concepción San Pedro as its Community Partner.

Doctoral student Sara Carrigan Wooten and faculty mentor Dr. Roland Mitchell’s book, The Crisis of Campus Sexual Violence: Critical Perspectives on Prevention and Response, received the 2016 Outstanding Academic Titles (OAT) award, a prestigious honor presented to those voted the best in scholarly titles by Choice, a publishing unit of Association of College & Research Libraries. In addition to being selected as an OAT, Wooten and Mitchell’s volume was highlighted on the Top 25 Favorites list of the Choice editors. 48 presentations 18 pre-dissertation publications Peer-reviewed achievements by graduate students this year

COASTAL EDUCATION Coastal Roots Program partners with educators across the state and abroad Coastal Roots is coordinated by Dr. Pam Blanchard and Dr. Ed Bush at LSU, but both will be quick to tell you that its 17-year success is due to amazing collaborations with more than 1,300 science teachers across Louisiana and in Chile. Between 2000 and May 2017, 20,542 Louisiana and Chile students (Elementary School: 6,647, Middle School: 10,244, High School: 3,561) planted over 154,196 plants on 390 restoration trips. Accompanying these students were 1,345 teachers and 2,840 chaperones. COASTAL ROOTS is in 51 schools in 21 parishes, along with 4 international locations in Chile

TEACHERS OF THE YEAR JOHN UNDERWOOD SOE PhD Candidate and Biology Teacher EBR Teacher of the Year CAROLINE TOLENTINO MEd 2015 Elementary School Teacher of the Year

500 LSU alumni achieved NATIONAL BOARD CERTIFICATION

School of Education certifies 22 TEACHER EDUCATION PROGRAMS across 5 colleges, 3 schools, and 8 departments

240 EDUCATORS CERTIFIED ANNUALLY by the School of Education

School of Education continuously NCATE/CAEP ACCREDITED since 1954

TRUMAN SCHOLAR Chauncy Stephens Elementary Education

97% of the teacher education faculty hold PhD OR MA/MS


SOE

SCHOOL OF EDUCATION

The road to college starts with early childhood education Gov. John Bel Edwards and LSU President King Alexander joined us to cut the ribbon in front of LSU’s laboratory preschool, newly aligned under the College of Human Sciences & Education. The transformation of the child care center on campus to a Reggio Emilia-inspired learning facility portends great strides in the research and

College of Human Sciences & Education IMPACT

WOOTEN & MITCHELL RECEIVE ‘BOOK OF THE YEAR’

Ribbon Cutting | LSU Early Childhood Education Laboratory Preschool practice of early childhood education for our state and beyond. Aligning the ECE Lab Preschool with the LSU School of Education’s early childhood programs increases opportunities to conduct research in a model demonstration school involving young children, early childhood educators, university students, and faculty researchers. The preschool enrolls 178 children from ages 6 weeks to 4 years old, and employs 28 instructors, three faculty, two professional staff, and five graduate assistants.

INTERNATIONAL COLLABORATION In 2013, Colegio Concepción San Pedro in Chile began working with LSU on an International Student Exchange Program, which created internships for undergraduate and postgraduate students from LSU’s School of Education. During the fiveyear partnership, more than 120 LSU students and in-service teachers, 10 LSU faculty, and five LSU administrators have gone to Chile, engaging in service-

learning and professional training. The exchange has provided significant professional development opportunities between the two institutions, led to a student exchange with the University Laboratory School, East Baton Rouge Parish, and Episcopal School of Baton Rouge, as well as a strong trinity partnership between LSU, Colegio Concepción, and the University of Concepción. At its annual Hall of Distinction, the School of Education honored Colegio Concepción San Pedro as its Community Partner.

Doctoral student Sara Carrigan Wooten and faculty mentor Dr. Roland Mitchell’s book, The Crisis of Campus Sexual Violence: Critical Perspectives on Prevention and Response, received the 2016 Outstanding Academic Titles (OAT) award, a prestigious honor presented to those voted the best in scholarly titles by Choice, a publishing unit of Association of College & Research Libraries. In addition to being selected as an OAT, Wooten and Mitchell’s volume was highlighted on the Top 25 Favorites list of the Choice editors. 48 presentations 18 pre-dissertation publications Peer-reviewed achievements by graduate students this year

COASTAL EDUCATION Coastal Roots Program partners with educators across the state and abroad Coastal Roots is coordinated by Dr. Pam Blanchard and Dr. Ed Bush at LSU, but both will be quick to tell you that its 17-year success is due to amazing collaborations with more than 1,300 science teachers across Louisiana and in Chile. Between 2000 and May 2017, 20,542 Louisiana and Chile students (Elementary School: 6,647, Middle School: 10,244, High School: 3,561) planted over 154,196 plants on 390 restoration trips. Accompanying these students were 1,345 teachers and 2,840 chaperones. COASTAL ROOTS is in 51 schools in 21 parishes, along with 4 international locations in Chile

TEACHERS OF THE YEAR JOHN UNDERWOOD SOE PhD Candidate and Biology Teacher EBR Teacher of the Year CAROLINE TOLENTINO MEd 2015 Elementary School Teacher of the Year

500 LSU alumni achieved NATIONAL BOARD CERTIFICATION

School of Education certifies 22 TEACHER EDUCATION PROGRAMS across 5 colleges, 3 schools, and 8 departments

240 EDUCATORS CERTIFIED ANNUALLY by the School of Education

School of Education continuously NCATE/CAEP ACCREDITED since 1954

TRUMAN SCHOLAR Chauncy Stephens Elementary Education

97% of the teacher education faculty hold PhD OR MA/MS


SOK

SCHOOL OF KINESIOLOGY

Online Sport Management Program The LSU School of Kinesiology’s online Master’s program was rated #6 for best programs of its kind in the nation, according to SportsManagementDegreeHub.com. The ranking system uses a three-category structure, taking affordability, flexibility, and academic prestige into account. Students in the online program learn about the many facets of the sports industry and may specialize their degree by taking electives tailored to their personal career goals and preferences.

TRANSFORMING PHYSICAL EDUCATION IN LOUISIANA LSU School of Kinesiology is helping the state combat its dismal health and obesity ranking by working one-on-one with physical education teachers across the state.

Kathy Hill, LSU kinesiology adjunct professor, leads the Louisiana Physical Education Standards Committee. The committee is revamping the standards for K-12 public school physical education programs. This impressive collaboration includes: Governor’s Council on Physical Fitness and Sports; Louisiana Department of Education; Louisiana Association for Health Physical Education, Recreation and Dance; Department of Health and Hospitals; Alliance for a Healthier Education.

College of Human Sciences & Education IMPACT

DR. MARC DALECKI NEW FACULTY HIGHLIGHT Dr. Dalecki holds a degree in sport science and a PhD in human movement science from German Sport University. His research interests include various aspects of human motor control and cognition under normal as well as under altered internal (brain injury, brain diseases, aging) and altered external (microgravity, hypergravity, water immersion) conditions. The aim of Dalecki’s research is to better understand the underlying mechanisms of how the brain controls movement, especially when it is suffering from mild traumatic brain injury and brain diseases. His current research involves fundamental aspects of cognitive-motor integration, as well as of motor control and cognitive-motor integration following concussion and with diabetes. The goal of his research is making people healthier for longer.

KINESIOLOGY is the largest major at LSU

LSU KINESIOLOGY | LSU ATHLETICS | MARUCCI Partnership to improve overall wellness for student athletes

DR. GUILLAUME SPEILMANN received a grant from NASA to study astronauts’ immune systems during space flight

LSU is the first land grant university to achieve COSMA ACCREDITATION

LSU SERVICE LEARNING AWARD Lisa Johnson

EST. 2016 LSU’s first PRE-OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY CLUB for undergraduate students

10+ YEARS ARLINGTON PREPARATORY ACADEMY 2017 Community Partner Award


SOK

SCHOOL OF KINESIOLOGY

Online Sport Management Program The LSU School of Kinesiology’s online Master’s program was rated #6 for best programs of its kind in the nation, according to SportsManagementDegreeHub.com. The ranking system uses a three-category structure, taking affordability, flexibility, and academic prestige into account. Students in the online program learn about the many facets of the sports industry and may specialize their degree by taking electives tailored to their personal career goals and preferences.

TRANSFORMING PHYSICAL EDUCATION IN LOUISIANA LSU School of Kinesiology is helping the state combat its dismal health and obesity ranking by working one-on-one with physical education teachers across the state.

Kathy Hill, LSU kinesiology adjunct professor, leads the Louisiana Physical Education Standards Committee. The committee is revamping the standards for K-12 public school physical education programs. This impressive collaboration includes: Governor’s Council on Physical Fitness and Sports; Louisiana Department of Education; Louisiana Association for Health Physical Education, Recreation and Dance; Department of Health and Hospitals; Alliance for a Healthier Education.

College of Human Sciences & Education IMPACT

DR. MARC DALECKI NEW FACULTY HIGHLIGHT Dr. Dalecki holds a degree in sport science and a PhD in human movement science from German Sport University. His research interests include various aspects of human motor control and cognition under normal as well as under altered internal (brain injury, brain diseases, aging) and altered external (microgravity, hypergravity, water immersion) conditions. The aim of Dalecki’s research is to better understand the underlying mechanisms of how the brain controls movement, especially when it is suffering from mild traumatic brain injury and brain diseases. His current research involves fundamental aspects of cognitive-motor integration, as well as of motor control and cognitive-motor integration following concussion and with diabetes. The goal of his research is making people healthier for longer.

KINESIOLOGY is the largest major at LSU

LSU KINESIOLOGY | LSU ATHLETICS | MARUCCI Partnership to improve overall wellness for student athletes

DR. GUILLAUME SPEILMANN received a grant from NASA to study astronauts’ immune systems during space flight

LSU is the first land grant university to achieve COSMA ACCREDITATION

LSU SERVICE LEARNING AWARD Lisa Johnson

EST. 2016 LSU’s first PRE-OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY CLUB for undergraduate students

10+ YEARS ARLINGTON PREPARATORY ACADEMY 2017 Community Partner Award


SLHRD

SCHOOL OF LEADERSHIP & HUMAN RESOURCE DEVELOPMENT

“Our students, at the undergraduate and graduate level, are learning to be change-makers; they will sculpt how individuals, teams, and organizations respond to evolving social, economic, and technical systems across all industries and sectors.” Dr. Reid Bates, Director

The School of Leadership & Human Resource Development is making an impact, meeting the leadership, human resource development, training, and workforce development needs of Louisiana and beyond. Leadership and human resource development are mutually supportive areas of study and practice. These academic fields are both developmental insofar as they both seek to create positive change in people, organizations, and communities. LSU is the only university in the country to link leadership and human resource development and integrate them into undergraduate and graduate degree programs.

IMPROVING AND IMPLEMENTING HEALTH INITIATIVES ABROAD Dr. Reid Bates’ working relationship with Trinidad and Tobago began in 2014 when he traveled to Port of Spain, Trinidad to serve as the lead facilitator of the two-day workshop, “Strengthening the Foundation: Moving Human Resources Forward in the Caribbean, 2015-2020.” In 2016, he and his colleagues engaged in an extended series of meetings with Ministry of Health officials, regional health authority administrators, representatives of unions and professional organizations, and health system human resource management and planning officials from both the public and private sectors. Their goal is finalizing the 10-year Human Resources for Health Strategic Plan for Trinidad and Tobago, developing a monitoring an evaluation framework and a costed implementation blueprint.

ALUMNA OF DISTINCTION

DR. BEVERLY BROOKS THOMPSON

Thompson is President and Executive Counsel of Brooks Thompson Consulting. A four-time alumna of LSU, Thompson holds more than 20 years of experience in higher education, government, and nonprofit executive leadership. She served as the director of Forever LSU, the university’s largest capital campaign in history. Thompson also impacted women’s health and wellness as president and chief development office for Woman’s Hospital from 2013–2017. Her passion for inspiring greatness in every person, accomplishing organizational goals, and fearlessly leading teams will serve as both model and inspiration for future generations of students and scholars.

College of Human Sciences & Education IMPACT

BR COLLABORATIVE Grant helps citizens rebuild after the Great Louisiana Flood of 2016

DEGREES IN ACTION MANAGER OF ORGANIZATION AND TALENT DEVELOPMENT Halifax Health TRAINING AND DEVELOPMENT SPECIALIST Barriere Construction ORGANIZATIONAL DEVELOPMENT AND TRAINING COORDINATOR New Orleans Aviation Board AUDITOR Louisiana Legislative Auditor DIRECTOR OF LEARNING AND DEVELOPMENT Hancock and Whitney Bank

EARLY CAREER AWARD Dr. Petra Robinson

GREENLEAF SCHOLAR Dr. Tyree Mitchell Studying the impact of servant leadership

DR. REID BATES Named Director of the School of Leadership & Human Resource Development in 2017


SLHRD

SCHOOL OF LEADERSHIP & HUMAN RESOURCE DEVELOPMENT

“Our students, at the undergraduate and graduate level, are learning to be change-makers; they will sculpt how individuals, teams, and organizations respond to evolving social, economic, and technical systems across all industries and sectors.” Dr. Reid Bates, Director

The School of Leadership & Human Resource Development is making an impact, meeting the leadership, human resource development, training, and workforce development needs of Louisiana and beyond. Leadership and human resource development are mutually supportive areas of study and practice. These academic fields are both developmental insofar as they both seek to create positive change in people, organizations, and communities. LSU is the only university in the country to link leadership and human resource development and integrate them into undergraduate and graduate degree programs.

IMPROVING AND IMPLEMENTING HEALTH INITIATIVES ABROAD Dr. Reid Bates’ working relationship with Trinidad and Tobago began in 2014 when he traveled to Port of Spain, Trinidad to serve as the lead facilitator of the two-day workshop, “Strengthening the Foundation: Moving Human Resources Forward in the Caribbean, 2015-2020.” In 2016, he and his colleagues engaged in an extended series of meetings with Ministry of Health officials, regional health authority administrators, representatives of unions and professional organizations, and health system human resource management and planning officials from both the public and private sectors. Their goal is finalizing the 10-year Human Resources for Health Strategic Plan for Trinidad and Tobago, developing a monitoring an evaluation framework and a costed implementation blueprint.

ALUMNA OF DISTINCTION

DR. BEVERLY BROOKS THOMPSON

Thompson is President and Executive Counsel of Brooks Thompson Consulting. A four-time alumna of LSU, Thompson holds more than 20 years of experience in higher education, government, and nonprofit executive leadership. She served as the director of Forever LSU, the university’s largest capital campaign in history. Thompson also impacted women’s health and wellness as president and chief development office for Woman’s Hospital from 2013–2017. Her passion for inspiring greatness in every person, accomplishing organizational goals, and fearlessly leading teams will serve as both model and inspiration for future generations of students and scholars.

College of Human Sciences & Education IMPACT

BR COLLABORATIVE Grant helps citizens rebuild after the Great Louisiana Flood of 2016

DEGREES IN ACTION MANAGER OF ORGANIZATION AND TALENT DEVELOPMENT Halifax Health TRAINING AND DEVELOPMENT SPECIALIST Barriere Construction ORGANIZATIONAL DEVELOPMENT AND TRAINING COORDINATOR New Orleans Aviation Board AUDITOR Louisiana Legislative Auditor DIRECTOR OF LEARNING AND DEVELOPMENT Hancock and Whitney Bank

EARLY CAREER AWARD Dr. Petra Robinson

GREENLEAF SCHOLAR Dr. Tyree Mitchell Studying the impact of servant leadership

DR. REID BATES Named Director of the School of Leadership & Human Resource Development in 2017


SLIS

SCHOOL OF LIBRARY & INFORMATION SCIENCE

Stories on the Bus SLIS alumna and outreach librarian for the Kansas City, Kansas Public Library Louisa Whitfield-Smith created Stories on the Bus, a month-long program that surprised bus riders with local community leaders and athletes hopping on the bus and reading stories aloud. Matt de la Pẽna, author of 2016 Newbery Medal award-winning children’s book “Last Stop on Market Street,” read his books to students from the local school district.

College of Human Sciences & Education IMPACT

GRADUATE CERTIFICATE IN RECORDS & INFORMATION MANAGEMENT The RIM certificate is designed to provide an immersive experience for students who wish to pursue careers as records and information management officers in environments such as government, municipals, healthcare, legal, oil and gas, financial, and insurance agencies. The RIM certificate program is offered in collaboration and partnership with the Institute of Certified Records Managers (ICRM), the national certifying body for RIM professionals.

MINING BIG DATA Researching social media & disaster response

ALUMNUS, TADMAN, INVITED TO WHITE HOUSE’S NATIONAL WEEK OF MAKING Alumnus Andrew Tadman was invited to the White House to partake in the National Week of Making for his work with the Baton Rouge Mini Maker Faire at the East Baton Rouge Parish Library. Tadman is the reference and computer services coordinator at the main branch of the library. Maker faires are day-long events that encourage creative building of all sorts—assembling robots or remote-control vehicles, knitting clothes or quilts, and sculpting or painting.

Dr. Yang received an NSF grant to examine whether social and geographical disparities exist during the four phases of emergency management: mitigation, preparedness, response, and recovery. Understanding the sources, patterns, and consequences of social and geographical disparities in disaster resilience is critical to building long-term resilient, healthy, and sustainable communities.

POSITIONS HELD BY ALUMNI SENIOR WEB ANALYST U.S. Dept. of Treasury CHIEF LIBRARY OFFICER New York Public Library SENIOR TECHNOLOGY ARCHITECT Canada Dept. of National Defense

CASEY DAVIS (MLIS ‘12) Named Great Advocate by the Society of American Archivists

LOUISIANA LIBRARY ASSOCIATION Community Partner Award

SLIS creates first-ever General Education course for undergraduates: INTRODUCTION TO INFORMATION & SOCIETY

SLIS has continuously held its accreditation since 1931

DR. CAROL BARRY Named Director of the LSU School of Library & Information Science in 2017 Andrew Tadman (far left) and staff at the East Baton Rouge Parish Main Library at the Baton Rouge Mini Maker Faire


SLIS

SCHOOL OF LIBRARY & INFORMATION SCIENCE

Stories on the Bus SLIS alumna and outreach librarian for the Kansas City, Kansas Public Library Louisa Whitfield-Smith created Stories on the Bus, a month-long program that surprised bus riders with local community leaders and athletes hopping on the bus and reading stories aloud. Matt de la Pẽna, author of 2016 Newbery Medal award-winning children’s book “Last Stop on Market Street,” read his books to students from the local school district.

College of Human Sciences & Education IMPACT

GRADUATE CERTIFICATE IN RECORDS & INFORMATION MANAGEMENT The RIM certificate is designed to provide an immersive experience for students who wish to pursue careers as records and information management officers in environments such as government, municipals, healthcare, legal, oil and gas, financial, and insurance agencies. The RIM certificate program is offered in collaboration and partnership with the Institute of Certified Records Managers (ICRM), the national certifying body for RIM professionals.

MINING BIG DATA Researching social media & disaster response

ALUMNUS, TADMAN, INVITED TO WHITE HOUSE’S NATIONAL WEEK OF MAKING Alumnus Andrew Tadman was invited to the White House to partake in the National Week of Making for his work with the Baton Rouge Mini Maker Faire at the East Baton Rouge Parish Library. Tadman is the reference and computer services coordinator at the main branch of the library. Maker faires are day-long events that encourage creative building of all sorts—assembling robots or remote-control vehicles, knitting clothes or quilts, and sculpting or painting.

Dr. Yang received an NSF grant to examine whether social and geographical disparities exist during the four phases of emergency management: mitigation, preparedness, response, and recovery. Understanding the sources, patterns, and consequences of social and geographical disparities in disaster resilience is critical to building long-term resilient, healthy, and sustainable communities.

POSITIONS HELD BY ALUMNI SENIOR WEB ANALYST U.S. Dept. of Treasury CHIEF LIBRARY OFFICER New York Public Library SENIOR TECHNOLOGY ARCHITECT Canada Dept. of National Defense

CASEY DAVIS (MLIS ‘12) Named Great Advocate by the Society of American Archivists

LOUISIANA LIBRARY ASSOCIATION Community Partner Award

SLIS creates first-ever General Education course for undergraduates: INTRODUCTION TO INFORMATION & SOCIETY

SLIS has continuously held its accreditation since 1931

DR. CAROL BARRY Named Director of the LSU School of Library & Information Science in 2017 Andrew Tadman (far left) and staff at the East Baton Rouge Parish Main Library at the Baton Rouge Mini Maker Faire


SSW

SCHOOL OF SOCIAL WORK BACHELOR OF SOCIAL WORK LAUNCHING FALL 2018

Home serves LGBTQ youth on the Gulf Coast Social worker Carrie Patterson, Baton Rouge native and 2014 graduate from LSU School of Social Work, serves residents of Baton Rouge’s Diversity House, a newly launched housing and rehabilitation facility for homeless LGBTQ youth ages 16 to 21. This is the first shelter of its kind on the Gulf Coast. Carrie has over 10 years of experience in providing education, consultation, and advocacy services on behalf of local LGBTQ population. LSU offers the LGBTQ STUDIES MINOR

The School of Social Work will welcome the first cohort of BSW students in Fall 2018. The curriculum emphasizes written communication skills, evidence-based professional practice, empirical investigation, and evaluation of practice. Active faculty research projects in gerontology, children and families, poverty, addictive disorders, LGBTQ studies, and criminal justice will provide unique opportunities for BSW students to learn about many of the major social service-related problems in Louisiana and the nation from experts currently conducting research in these areas.

ALUMNA OF DISTINCTION

GINA ROSSI

For her dedication to the social work profession, School of Social Work proudly honored Gina M. Rossi as an Alumna of Distinction. As a mental health, rehabilitation, and behavioral health expert and educator, she touches the lives of many graduate students and professionals. Rossi is a champion for the issues of aging; she works tirelessly, improving options in long-term care and addressing the unique needs of veterans and the Hispanic population. Her life is spent in service; she is making this world a better place for a whole life.

College of Human Sciences & Education IMPACT

LIFE’S WORK: DR. CECILE GUIN Social work, capital punishment, and death penalty mitigation Dr. Cecile Guin dedicates her life to researching social problems inherent to Louisiana. She is a board-certified social worker and an expert in criminal behavior, truancy, and death penalty mitigation. Through her research, teaching, and service, she has helped countless individuals improve their lives. It is through this tireless dedication that she encountered Feltus Taylor Jr. in the fall of 1997. Feltus was an African American man born in poverty, convicted of murder, and sentenced to death in Angola. In 2017, Guin received the Excellence in Innovation Award from the LSU Office of Innovation & Technology Commercialization. She received this award for her work with Feltus’ autobiography, specifically for efforts in getting the final manuscript prepared to be licensed for eventual print, movie, and television production.

FIRST TIME PASS RATE LMSW/MASTERS State Average: 59.4% National Average: 81% LCSW/CLINICAL State Average: 62.7% National Average: 67%

Average of 1,500 HOURS of ethical and general CEUs achieved at the LSU School of Social Work Annual Conference

TOP 20 accelerated online MSW degrees by CollegeValuesOnline.com

MENTOR OF THE YEAR Dr. Cassandra Chaney Named by the Institute on Teaching and Mentoring, the largest gathering of minority PhD scholars in the country


SSW

SCHOOL OF SOCIAL WORK BACHELOR OF SOCIAL WORK LAUNCHING FALL 2018

Home serves LGBTQ youth on the Gulf Coast Social worker Carrie Patterson, Baton Rouge native and 2014 graduate from LSU School of Social Work, serves residents of Baton Rouge’s Diversity House, a newly launched housing and rehabilitation facility for homeless LGBTQ youth ages 16 to 21. This is the first shelter of its kind on the Gulf Coast. Carrie has over 10 years of experience in providing education, consultation, and advocacy services on behalf of local LGBTQ population. LSU offers the LGBTQ STUDIES MINOR

The School of Social Work will welcome the first cohort of BSW students in Fall 2018. The curriculum emphasizes written communication skills, evidence-based professional practice, empirical investigation, and evaluation of practice. Active faculty research projects in gerontology, children and families, poverty, addictive disorders, LGBTQ studies, and criminal justice will provide unique opportunities for BSW students to learn about many of the major social service-related problems in Louisiana and the nation from experts currently conducting research in these areas.

ALUMNA OF DISTINCTION

GINA ROSSI

For her dedication to the social work profession, School of Social Work proudly honored Gina M. Rossi as an Alumna of Distinction. As a mental health, rehabilitation, and behavioral health expert and educator, she touches the lives of many graduate students and professionals. Rossi is a champion for the issues of aging; she works tirelessly, improving options in long-term care and addressing the unique needs of veterans and the Hispanic population. Her life is spent in service; she is making this world a better place for a whole life.

College of Human Sciences & Education IMPACT

LIFE’S WORK: DR. CECILE GUIN Social work, capital punishment, and death penalty mitigation Dr. Cecile Guin dedicates her life to researching social problems inherent to Louisiana. She is a board-certified social worker and an expert in criminal behavior, truancy, and death penalty mitigation. Through her research, teaching, and service, she has helped countless individuals improve their lives. It is through this tireless dedication that she encountered Feltus Taylor Jr. in the fall of 1997. Feltus was an African American man born in poverty, convicted of murder, and sentenced to death in Angola. In 2017, Guin received the Excellence in Innovation Award from the LSU Office of Innovation & Technology Commercialization. She received this award for her work with Feltus’ autobiography, specifically for efforts in getting the final manuscript prepared to be licensed for eventual print, movie, and television production.

FIRST TIME PASS RATE LMSW/MASTERS State Average: 59.4% National Average: 81% LCSW/CLINICAL State Average: 62.7% National Average: 67%

Average of 1,500 HOURS of ethical and general CEUs achieved at the LSU School of Social Work Annual Conference

TOP 20 accelerated online MSW degrees by CollegeValuesOnline.com

MENTOR OF THE YEAR Dr. Cassandra Chaney Named by the Institute on Teaching and Mentoring, the largest gathering of minority PhD scholars in the country


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Academic Stars All eight ULS National Merit finalists were named as winners of National Merit college scholarships.

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PAYTON JOHNSON IS JUILLIARD BOUND ULS Senior one of 24 in world accepted into prestigious program A dancer since the age of two, senior Payton Johnson was accepted and received a scholarship to Julliard School in New York City. She will pursue a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Dance, studying and performing among the best in the field and accomplishing her lifelong goal.

51.8% of all student athletes earned All-Academic Athletes status

2017 SCHOLASTIC ART AND WRITING AWARDS Virginia Teepell Honorable Mention

50 musical, theatrical, and instrumental PERFORMANCES

ELEMENTARY RATIO in lower elementary grades

(Pictured left to right) William “Scot” McKenzie, Kathryn Schimmel, Henry Kantrow, Elizabeth Feltner, Sean Kennedy, Isabella Reed, Matthew Johnson, and Paul Stouffer.

ULS AdvancEd standard scores are 100 TO 200 POINTS HIGHER than peer schools internationally

FIRST IN STATE Jump Rope and Hoops for Heart This year’s elementary and middle school annual service project, the American Heart Association’s Jump Rope and Hoops for Heart, was a record breaker. Raising $14,000 more than last year, ULS set a new record at $61,119. This amount places ULS first in Louisiana for funds raised and first in the U.S. for the combined event. Chairs: Ashley Applegate and Susan Gremillion | Jump Rope for the Heart Christina Courtney, Justin Morgan, and Vickie Braud | Hoops for Heart

Payton Johnson, 1 of 12 women in the world accepted to Juilliard in 2017

CARDBOARD CRUISERS STEAM COMPETITION ULS’s top fundraisers pictured with Ms. Applegate and Ms. Gremillion, Elementary Principal Myra Broussard and AHA Vice President Brett Jackson. From left to right bottom row: Wesley Shortess, Kennedy Roth, Henry Hackenberg, Bowen Wood, and Alexander Williams. Top row: Annsley Easton, Emery McCandless, Grayson De Lis Walvoord, Harper Brown-Rachleff, and Kate Nichols. Not pictured: Hanson Saurage.

The goals of the annual Cardboard Boat Challenge are to integrate STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art, and math) in a fun setting. Teams of physics students are required to build a boat using only cardboard and duct tape with the goal of supporting two passengers for a minimum of three minutes in a demonstration of buoyant force. This year’s winners are “Shark Attack,” “The Mother-Board,” and “Guilded Lady.”

$451,098 raised from 961 families through ULS Foundation’s Annual Appeal

2,000+ dual enrollment credit hours earned by graduating seniors


ULS

UNIVERSITY LABORATORY SCHOOL

Academic Stars All eight ULS National Merit finalists were named as winners of National Merit college scholarships.

College of Human Sciences & Education IMPACT

PAYTON JOHNSON IS JUILLIARD BOUND ULS Senior one of 24 in world accepted into prestigious program A dancer since the age of two, senior Payton Johnson was accepted and received a scholarship to Julliard School in New York City. She will pursue a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Dance, studying and performing among the best in the field and accomplishing her lifelong goal.

51.8% of all student athletes earned All-Academic Athletes status

2017 SCHOLASTIC ART AND WRITING AWARDS Virginia Teepell Honorable Mention

50 musical, theatrical, and instrumental PERFORMANCES

ELEMENTARY RATIO in lower elementary grades

(Pictured left to right) William “Scot” McKenzie, Kathryn Schimmel, Henry Kantrow, Elizabeth Feltner, Sean Kennedy, Isabella Reed, Matthew Johnson, and Paul Stouffer.

ULS AdvancEd standard scores are 100 TO 200 POINTS HIGHER than peer schools internationally

FIRST IN STATE Jump Rope and Hoops for Heart This year’s elementary and middle school annual service project, the American Heart Association’s Jump Rope and Hoops for Heart, was a record breaker. Raising $14,000 more than last year, ULS set a new record at $61,119. This amount places ULS first in Louisiana for funds raised and first in the U.S. for the combined event. Chairs: Ashley Applegate and Susan Gremillion | Jump Rope for the Heart Christina Courtney, Justin Morgan, and Vickie Braud | Hoops for Heart

Payton Johnson, 1 of 12 women in the world accepted to Juilliard in 2017

CARDBOARD CRUISERS STEAM COMPETITION ULS’s top fundraisers pictured with Ms. Applegate and Ms. Gremillion, Elementary Principal Myra Broussard and AHA Vice President Brett Jackson. From left to right bottom row: Wesley Shortess, Kennedy Roth, Henry Hackenberg, Bowen Wood, and Alexander Williams. Top row: Annsley Easton, Emery McCandless, Grayson De Lis Walvoord, Harper Brown-Rachleff, and Kate Nichols. Not pictured: Hanson Saurage.

The goals of the annual Cardboard Boat Challenge are to integrate STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art, and math) in a fun setting. Teams of physics students are required to build a boat using only cardboard and duct tape with the goal of supporting two passengers for a minimum of three minutes in a demonstration of buoyant force. This year’s winners are “Shark Attack,” “The Mother-Board,” and “Guilded Lady.”

$451,098 raised from 961 families through ULS Foundation’s Annual Appeal

2,000+ dual enrollment credit hours earned by graduating seniors


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