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Dear Colleagues and Friends, This job is not without its perks. This year, I attended an art exhibit at the prestigious Shaw Center for the Arts, and a few months later, I shook the hand of a man about to earn his PhD. The artists were four-year-olds from our Early Childhood Education Laboratory Preschool, and the art show was the culmination of a long-term project. The PhD candidate was 83-year-old Dr. Johnnie Jones, a Marine Corps veteran whose story was shared 48,686 times across all social media channels and reached 39,480,400 people. OUR STORY What does our college mission—improving quality of life across the lifespan—mean? This is it. From age four to 83, we make an impact. OUR VOICE This year’s annual report, IMPACT, shares some incredible stories. Our students, faculty, staff, alumni, donors, and partners use their powerful voices, research, actions, and careers to make positive change in our world. I invite you to dive in to these stories, share them, and be inspired. Dr. Cassandra Chaney, Johnnie Jones’ major OUR TIME professor, said it best: “Johnnie is a testament to not allowing difficult circumstances in one’s life to keep one from pressing forward or altering one’s worldview, when new information challenges that previously held view… Dr. Jones approaches each day with a sense of wonder, challenges himself, and makes the conscious and deliberate effort to attain his goals. Dr. Jones’ resilience is a testament to who he is as a person and he is a sterling example of the strength that an LSU Tiger embodies!” Johnnie’s story is far from over. His plans after earning a PhD? Law school. What is your next step or goal or dream? In this college, we are not sideline-sitters; we are changemakers. THIS… IS… OUR… TIME. Let’s geaux change lives! Be well,

Roland Mitchell, PhD Interim Dean E.B. “Ted” Robert Endowed Professor

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QUALITY OF LIFE LECTURE SERIES

The College of Human Sciences & Education’s mission is to educate individuals dedicated to improving quality of life across the lifespan. The Quality of Life Lecture Series aims to challenge minds, reimagine the status quo, and remind us that we are change-makers. All sessions were free and open to the public. This year’s series featured A Chat with James Meredith; Silent Wonders: The Wordless Book and the Voice of the Reader with Marcella Terrusi, PhD; EDITORSHIPS The Desegregation of EDITOR, Public Libraries in the Jim CO-EDITOR, Crow South with Wayne ASSOCIATE EDITOR Wiegand, PhD; The Quest for Attention with William A. Sutton, PhD; A Conversation with James Carville; and Improving Communication and Understanding: Context Matters with Analea Brauburger, PhD.

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GRA DUATION HONORS

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GIVING DAY

CHSE raised nearly $30,000 with generous gifts from 159 supporters including two donors who provided a total of $20,000 in matching gifts. In addition, 267 supporters raised approximately $14,000 for the University Lab School. Fifty-four advocates of the Early Childhood Education Laboratory Preschool raised an additional $2,000.

COMMUNICATION ACROSS THE CURRICULUM (CXC) As the first program of its kind in the nation, LSU CxC is a multimodal, multifaceted program that works to improve the writing, speaking, visual, and technological communication skills of undergraduates. This year, 14 CHSE faculty taught 18 courses to nearly 500 students.

CHSE AMBASSADORS

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In the 2018-2019 REFEREED OR PEER-REVIEWED academic year, 26 CHSE Ambassadors provided 1,200 hours of service. While pursuing their majors within the college, these high-achieving, diverse, and well-rounded student leaders provide Collegiate Outreach for Recruitment & Engagement (CORE) support and serve as advocates, discussion leaders, event coordinators, guest speakers, mentors, tour guides, and volunteer organizers at college recruitment and retention initiatives, outreach and service efforts, programs, special events, and other activities.

STATE, NATIONAL, INTERNATIONAL COMMISSIONS OR BOARDS

*CHALLENGE COIN LSU has a proud military tradition since the founding of the Louisiana State Seminary of Learning and Military Academy in 1853, often called the Ole War Skule. Since 2018, the College of Human Sciences & Education presents each graduating veteran and service member with a unique college challenge coin. Although its origin is disputed (either World War I or as recent as Vietnam), coins are awarded for outstanding service and milestone achievements.


SCHOOL OF EDUCATION

CHAUNTRENIECE DAVIS: BRIDGING THE GAP BETWEEN

PARENTS & SCHOOLS

“Families in underserved minority communities need to be empowered. As a school counselor and licensed professional counselor, I will inform parents of their rights and encourage them in their responsibilities, influence educational policies, and work with community leaders to strengthen family ties, so families can be the agents of change they were designed to be.” CHAUNTRENIECE DAVIS

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fter receiving a bachelor’s degree in psychology, a teaching license, and teaching for several years, Chauntreniece Davis returned to LSU to pursue a master’s degree in school counseling and clinical mental health. This year, she was honored with the Louisiana Counselor School Association scholarship.


IMPACT

ECONOMIC IMPACT

$1.3 1954 MILLION SINCE

REPRESENTING

CELEBRATING OUR EXTENDED FACULTY In keeping with its mission to serve Louisiana, the LSU School of Education collaborates with classroom and community mentors located in 21 parishes and 97 school districts and clinics. These 306 teachers, counselors, and educational leaders provide residencies that allow students to experience the life cycle of an entire school year. Their willingness to share professional experience and guidance with the next generation of teachers, counselors, and educational leaders NATIONAL BOARD CERTIFIED is invaluable to LSU and

500+

every family in our state.

NATIO NALLY AC C R EDITED

TEACHERS/ALUMS

ADVANCING SCHOOL SAFETY IN EAST BATON ROUGE PARISH

In July 2018, the LSU School of Education, the National Center for Biomedical Research and Training, and the Baton Rouge Mayor-President Sharon Weston Broome presented the first East Baton Rouge School Safety Summit at the LSU Laboratory School. Championed by Assistant Director Elecia Lathon, PhD, the seminar improved preparedness and emergency operations by OF PRINCIPALS offering 120 participants the FROM THE ONLINE MASTER’S opportunity to have experts PROGRAM IN EDUCATIONAL LEADERSHIP PASS THEIR review their school safety LICENSING EXAM plans.

100%

Margaret-Mary Sulentic Dowell, PhD, the Cecil “Pete” Taylor endowed professor of literacy and urban education, received the 2019 Louisiana Endowment for the Humanities Light Up for Literacy Award.

43,268 ACCRUED HOURS OF STUDENT TEACHING

93%

OF LOUISIANA

PUBLIC SCHOOL DISTRICTS H AV E

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ALUMS

TEACHING IN THEIR CLASSROOMS

GR ADUATES H AVE R EC IP R O C ITY IN

41 STATES JENNIFER QIAN, PHD

PUBLISHED A CO-EDITED VOLUME ON TECHNOLOGY LEADERSHIP FOR INNOVATION IN HIGHER EDUCATION

E-NEWS KEEPS STATE EDUCATORS CURRENT ON DATA-DRIVEN BEST PRACTICES

To help our Louisiana educators with datadriven decision making, the School of Education created the monthly Best Practices. This e-newsletter aims to serve the public, policymakers, and alumni by addressing contemporary challenges, enhancing community well-being, enriching COASTAL ROOTS scholarship, and promoting civic and 19 YEARS OF COASTAL RESTORATION AND INSPIRING FUTURE SCIENTISTS academic learning. VIEW PAST ISSUES OF BEST PRACTICES AND SIGN UP FOR FUTURE ISSUES

LSU CURRICULUM CAMP 100 ATTENDEES IN 2018

SHOWCASING GRADUATE STUDENT WORK in research associated with curriculum theory, gender, race and culture studies, higher education research, policy analysis, and political and/or intellectual thought. EXPLORE MORE ABOUT CURRICULUM THEORY

472 Trips to the Louisiana coast 184,772 Plants put in the ground 25,479 Students have participated 8,919 Elementary | 11,998 Middle school | 4,562 High school 1,683 Teachers have participated

EXPLORE MORE ABOUT LIGHT UP FOR LITERACY AWARD

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SCHOOL OF KINESIOLOGY IMPACT

PREPARING LOCAL STUDENTS TO SOLVE

GLOBAL HEALTH ISSUES P

rofessor of Professional Practice Amanda Benson, PhD, and Assistant Professor of Professional Practice Meghan Jackson, PhD, took 21 students to Costa Rica for the two-week course in healthcare and medical terminology. Students improved their Spanish medical language skills, as they shadowed health care professionals and performed health screenings with the government-run hospitals and clinics.

DEVON GALES INCIDENT INSPIRES EMERGENCY CARE COURSE

In fall 2015, Southern University football player Devon Gales suffered a severe cervical spine injury during a game at the University of Georgia. LSU’s Emergency Care Course was developed in response to the Gales incident, which highlighted the need for medical professionals to treat and stabilize traumatic injuries on the field with split-second notice. By using both lecture and hands-on training, the course improves inter-professional skills and communication for the pre-hospital care of athletes at all levels of participation. Even though paralyzed, Gales is an assistant coach at a Georgia high school. Besides encouraging young players to perform on the field, he also inspires medical professionals to excel on the sidelines.

Assistant Professor Per Svensson, PhD, and Seungmin Kang received the 2018 European Association for Sport Management’s Best Research Paper Award at its conference in Malmö, Sweden.

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FINE TUNING GUITARS & MOTOR SKILLS FOR STROKE SURVIVORS

IS CALVIN BARNABY THE ULTIMATE LSU FANATIC? During his U.S. Navy deployment, Calvin Barnaby enrolled in LSU-Shreveport’s pre-dental biology major to pursue his dream of becoming an orthodontist. In his free time, he coached youth sports. However, following a few well-timed emails and conversations with Associate Professor of Professional Practice Dee Jacobsen, PhD, “I knew working in sport [administration] was my calling,” he says. Shortly after receiving his bachelor’s degree in sport administration, Barnaby became the operations supervisor at Fanatics Inc., a Virginiabased online retailer of licensed sportswear, equipment, and merchandise. “The environment is unique, innovative, and fast-paced,” Barnaby says. “All of which LSU has taught me to embrace when it comes to the sport industry.” EXPLORE MORE ABOUT BARNABY’S EXPERIENCES

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SPORT MANAGEMENT DEGREE GUIDE OF

TOP 30 BACHELOR’S MANAGEMENT DEGREE PROGRAMS-2018-2019

JUNE 2021 THE INAUGURAL COHORT OF LSU’S

MASTER OF SCIENCE IN ATHLETIC TRAINING WILL BEGIN COURSEWORK

ONE MILLION DOLLAR GIFT TO E S TA B L I S H T H E

DR. MONROE J. RATHBONE JR. AND MRS. BARBARA F. RATHBONE CADAVER LAB I N T H E R E N O VAT E D H U E Y P. LO N G F I E L D H O U S E

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Assistant Professor Nikita Kuznetsov’s, PhD, determination to create a guitar to improve stroke patients’ recovery comes as much from personal experience as intellectual curiosity. When a friend suffered a stroke and expressed an interest in returning to guitar playing, Kuznetsov wondered if music-based approaches could enhance stroke survivors’ clinical movement rehabilitation. To compensate AMY TURNER BRIAN IRVING, PHD for the weakness many stroke survivors experience on one side of their body, Kuznetsov collaborated with Assistant Professor of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering Hunter Gilbert’s, PhD, team to design an was awarded received the first $419,000 by National CHSE Distinguished adaptive device, which Institutes of Health Undergraduate attaches to the neck of to further his case Research Award guitar and frets chords study on state and for her paper, based on a signal from “Identification of Blood national health through the foot pedal. the lens of muscle Biomarkers of Mild Kuznetsov’s and cardiometabolic Traumatic Brain Injury health. in Collegiate Football students are preparing Players.” for a pilot program at Baton Rouge General Hospital and have applied for a National Institutes of Health’s Sound Health initiative grant. “We are amazed at what he has developed and excited to assist in his research,” says BRG Music Therapist Mary Malloy. “Dr. Kuznetsov’s adaptive guitar will allow patients to learn and play guitar using one foot and one hand, strengthening their motor skills while developing new brain connections, improving emotional outlook, and having fun.” EXPLORE MORE

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SCHOOL OF LEADE

ALUMNUS MICHAEL SHAW HONORED AT CHSE HALL OF DISTINCTION Associate Professor Petra A. Robinson, PhD, served as co-director of the inaugural biennial International Conference on Urban Education in Montego Bay, Jamaica. The conference inspired her latest book and provided a forum for 500 scholars, parents, community members, and others to forge partnerships to support education.

n experienced researcher and a former university instructor, U.S. Army Lieutenant Colonel Michael C. Shaw, PhD, received his master’s degree from LSU in 2012 and a doctorate in leadership and human resource development in 2015. Trained as an Apache pilot and previously deployed in Afghanistan, Iraq, and Kuwait, Shaw served as the deputy chief of strategic plans with the U.S. Army Aviation Center of Excellence in Fort Rucker, Alabama, as well as an operations officer with the Army Aviation Directorate at the Pentagon. In 2019, Shaw became responsible for the training of all Army Apache graduate and undergraduate flight courses. He also leads monthly professional development forums for soldiers and the community, has created a blog for leadership professionals, and has authored several articles that focus on leadership. CHSE was proud to salute this amazing alum and military leader at its March 2019 ceremony. A

PRESENTING PAPERS ACROSS THE GLOBE

In November 2018, Assistant Professor Oliver Crocco, PhD, presented papers at the 19th UNESCO-APEID International Conference, the 17th International Asian Conference and two university lectures at Far Eastern University in Thailand. EXPLORE MORE


ERSHIP & HUMAN RESOURCE DEVELOPMENT IMPACT

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MILLION

GRANTS FUND INNOVATIVE PROJECTS TO IMPROVE LIFE FOR COMMUNITIES IN BATON ROUGE & BEYOND

As a co-principal investigator, Professor Tracey Rizzuto, PhD, is collaborating with colleagues throughout the university and across the community on a multitude of grants: Opioid Drug Market Mapping brings together Baton Rouge’s district attorney, sheriff, police department, emergency medical services, the coroner’s office, and LSU professors to apply new innovative techniques to map drug market leadership in an attempt to disable the local opioid drug market. Cross-cultural Leadership Development creates the Chinese-American Center of Excellence in Leadership in Infrastructure Sustainability, which supports cross-cultural experiences and travel among STEM graduate students at LSU and Hong Kong. LS-PAC aims to substantially increase the number and quality of minority students statewide enrolling in and completing baccalaureate degrees in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) and subsequently pursuing graduate studies in STEM disciplines.

BUSINESS & INDUSTRY FEEDBACK RESULTS IN CURRICULUM CHANGES

Based on feedback from business and industry professionals, the faculty added seven new courses to the master’s program and 10 new courses to the core PhD curriculum to assure graduates have the tools to advance their careers.

UNIQUE SIMULATOR ALLOWS STUDENTS TO IMPROVE LEADERSHIP SKILLS

Approximately 620 undergraduate students representing a variety of majors completed the live leadership simulation. Within the confines of a simulated work day, students perform RECENT an oral presentation, SC HOOL OF L EA D ER S H IP two leaderless group GRA DUAT ES discussions, and an HAV E AC C EPT ED P OS IT ION S W IT H: in-basket exercise. “The • DELOITTE, WASHINGTON, D.C. live leadership simulation • EXECUTIVE OFFICE OF THE PRESIDENT, WASHINGTON, D.C. is designed to resemble • OCHSNER HEALTH SYSTEMS, NEW ORLEANS a day in the life of a • THE OFFICE OF MANAGEMENT AND BUDGET leader within an any type • MCCANN, NEW YORK • MCDERMOTT INTERNATIONAL, HOUSTON organization,” explains • NEW ORLEANS AVIATION BOARD, NEW ORLEANS Assistant Professor Tyree Mitchell, PhD. “The purpose is to pinpoint how THIS YEAR STUDENTS ACCEPTED students can improve their HUMAN RE S O U R CE leadership skills for realINTERNS HIP S world application.” TO

NEW LEARNING TECHNOLOGY PROGRAM OFFERED

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STUPP CORPORATION | ALBEMARLE CORPORATION The School of REPUBLIC FINANCE Leadership & Human Resource Development is developing a new undergraduate Bachelor of Science in Learning Experience Design and Innovation. As the first such program in the U.S., it will prepare students to design, develop, and implement learning technology solutions in the workplace.

Associate Professor Sunyoung Park, PhD, was presented with the Early Career Scholar Award by the Academy of Human Resource Development. EXPLORE MORE

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SCHOOL OF LIBRARY & INFOR

YANG RECEIVES GRANT TO ADDRESS

TRAFFIC, CRIME & BLIGHT ISSUES IN BATON ROUGE ssistant Professor Seungwon Yang, PhD, is working with Baton Rouge Mayor-President Sharon Weston Broome and city-parish department supervisors to apply technology, applied research, and computing-based methods to help address public issues such as traffic, crime, and blight. The collaborative was awarded a $10,000 planning grant from the National Science Foundation’s Smart and Connected Communities Program.

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As part of the Quality of Life Lecture Series and in celebration of Black History Month, SLIS hosted a presentation by Wayne Wiegand, PhD, about his book, The Desegregation of Public Libraries in the Jim Crow South: Civil Rights and Local Activism. Published by LSU Press in 2018, the book won the Library History Round Table 2019 Eliza Atkins Gleason Award for the best book written in English in the field of library history in the past three years.


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COURSE IN

DAWSON RECEIVES CULVER DISTINGUISHED SERVICE AWARD The Louisiana Library Association presented

Professor Emerita Alma Dawson, PhD, with the Essae M. Culver Distinguished Service Award at their annual conference in Baton Rouge. The award honors a librarian whose professional service and achievements, leadership in Louisiana association work, and lifetime accomplishments in a field of librarianship within the state merit recognition of particular value to Louisiana librarianship.

STEWART RECEIVES GRANT TO OVERCOME RESOURCE BARRIERS IN MINORITY COMMUNITIES

Assistant Professor J. Brenton Stewart, PhD, was awarded nearly $300,000 from the National Science Foundation, Division of Computer and Network Systems. Working in conjunction with the Arkansas Department of Higher Education, Stewart’s team will help institutions that serve minorities to collectively overcome resource barriers and engage with peers in a community of practice by using the Cloud Ecosystem in the Box to develop collaborative communities.

SLIS ALUMNAE SET THE STANDARD From 2016 to 2018, SLIS alumni served as the heads of four of the most prestigious organizations in the profession:

Mary Lee Kennedy (1972), executive

director of the Association of Research Libraries

Beth Yoke (1998), executive director of the

Young Adult Library Services Association

RURAL LIBRARIANSHIP OFFERED

FIRST SCHOOL IN

CHSE TO

CREATE A RECORDING STUDIO FOR

LIVESTREAMING EVENTS AND CREATING MULTIMEDIA COURSE MATERIALS

TWO SLIS STUDENTS ASSISTED IN

PLANNING EAST BATON ROUGE PARISH LIBRARY’S SECOND ANNUAL MID-CITY MICRO-CON

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COMPETITIVE INTERNSHIPS HELP SLIS STUDENTS SUCCEED

SLIS students have been awarded highly competitive internships and volunteer opportunities at institutions such as the George Eastman Museum; Smithsonian Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage; and National Public Radio’s Research, Archives & Data Division.

CASEY DAVIS KAUFMAN WAS HONORED AT THE CHSE HALL OF DISTINCTION AS THE 2019 ALUMNA OF THE YEAR A 2012 library and information science graduate, Kaufman serves on the board of directors of the Association of Moving Image Archivists and editorial advisory board for Library Juice Press. As WGBH Media Library and Archives associate director and American Archive of Public Broadcasting project manager, Kaufman supervises web and systems development, digitization projects, crowdsourcing initiatives, outreach, access, rights management, collection development, and station preservation fundraising. The Mississippi native has also worked for the PBS history documentary series American Experience and was consulted as archivist for the climate change action campaign DearTomorrow. EXPLORE MORE

Cheryl Middleton (1994), president of the

Association of College & Research Libraries

Pixey Mosley (1993), president of the

Library Leadership and Management Association

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SCHOOL OF SO

REDEFINING WHAT IT TAKES

TO BE A TIGER

As part of her internship, Alvera Stridel (third from left) hosted former military members from an assisted living facility on base.

ALVERA STRIDEL has never set foot on an LSU campus. Yet, this U.S. Navy logistics specialist is almost as loyal to the purple and gold as to the red, white, and blue. In May 2016, Stridel began LSU’s online MSW program. Before committing precious GI Bill funding to any institution, the Rhode Island native conducted extensive research to discover which online programs had the best reputation among military personnel. LSU rose to the top of the list. After speaking to the faculty, she understood why. Stationed at Whidbey Island, Washington, Stridel has been deployed at sea four times since

enrolling in the program. While her extraordinary professionalism prompted her squadron to name her Sailor of the Year in 2017, her military duties have delayed her completing the program. Deployed in June 2019, Stridel completed her last classes via her ship’s WiFi and will finish her internship when she returns from the Middle East. Making the 2,500mile trek for graduation from the farthest point northwest in the continental U.S. to one of its southernmost cities might seem difficult, but it’s nothing compared to the journey Stridel has taken to become a master of social work and a proud Tiger.

“The faculty were super supportive and understood the need for flexibility.”


OCIAL WORK IMPACT

BSW PROGRAM WELCOMES ITS FIRST CLASS

In fall 2018, LSU welcomed its first cohort pursuing a Bachelor of Social Work. The program prepares students for entry-level careers in healthcare, social policy, military social work, corrections/criminal justice, and community agencies and organizations. The program has achieved candidacy for accreditation by the Council on Social Work Education. EXPLORE MORE ABOUT LSU’S BACHELOR OF SOCIAL WORK

A LIFETIME OF LEARNING CULMINATES IN DOCTORAL DEGREE

In August 2018, at age 83, war veteran and grandfather Johnnie W. Jones accomplished yet another milestone: the Picayune, Mississippi native successfully defended his dissertation and earned his doctorate. EXPLORE MORE ABOUT DR. JONES’ AMAZING STORY

F I R S T-T I M E PA S S R AT E

76% L MSW/MA STER’S STATE AVERAGE: 55% NATIONAL AVERAGE: 76%

77% LCS W/CLINICA L STATE AVERAGE: 67% NATIONAL AVERAGE: 73% 2018

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CON TI N UIN G EDU CATION HOURS PROVIDED BY FIELD OFFICE STAFF TO 1,533 SOCIAL WORK PROFESSIONALS AND STUDENTS THROUGHOUT THE COMMUNITY AT 22 TRAINING EVENTS

BEST ONLINE MSW 2018–2020

HUMANSERVICESEDU.ORG

MOST AFFORDABLE

SOCIAL WORK DEGREE GUIDE

NEW MASTER’S IN CHILD & FAMILY STUDIES (CFS) The new Child & Family Studies Master of Science prepares students for positions as researchers, child development center directors, child life specialists, educators, nonprofit organization directors, entrepreneurs, and more. EXPLORE MORE ABOUT ADMISSION CRITERIA, PROGRAMS OF STUDY, AND OTHER INFORMATION

NEW CHILD LIFE CONCENTRATION IN CHILD & FAMILY STUDIES

The Child & Family Studies (CFS) program created the new child life concentration for students interested in pursuing the career of a certified child life specialist (CCLS). Through developmentally appropriate education for medical procedures, coping support, and therapeutic play, these healthcare professionals help minimize the stress and anxiety children and their IMMIGRANT ADVOCACY families experience. Assistant Professor Jennifer EXPLORE MORE ABOUT LSU’S CHILD AND FAMILY STUDIES PROGRAM

30 ADVANCED-YEAR MSW STUDENTS TO BECOME LSU’S NEXT BHWET SCHOLARS

In 2017, Professor Scott Wilks, PhD, was awarded a four-year, $1.92 million grant from Health Resources & Services Administration (HRSA) for a new study. LSU Behavioral Health Workforce Education & Training (BHWET) Across the Lifespan seeks to expand the social work labor force knowledgeable and skilled in integrated behavioral health settings in Louisiana and the surrounding region. EXPLORE MORE

Scott, PhD, created an immigrant advocacy training series for lawyers and social workers. The workshop aimed to develop a network of mental health professionals and lawyers willing to work on immigration cases in the Baton Rouge area.

FIFTH ANNUAL SCHOOL OF SOCIAL WORK ROADSHOW provided CEU training to more than 300 field supervisors in Lafayette, Lake Charles, Alexandria, Shreveport, West Monroe, Covington, and Baton Rouge.

20,000 HOURS in service learning, volunteering, and internships worked by CFS undergraduates at agencies, schools, and nonprofit organizations around the community and South Louisiana.

200,000

SE RVICE HOURS VA LU E D AT

$3 MILLION WORKED BY MSW INTERNS VOLUNTEERING AT SOCIAL WORK AGENCIES THROUGHOUT THE COUNTRY

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EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION LABORATORY PRESCHOOL: GENERATIONS OF POSITIVE

CHANGE

CYNTHIA DICARLO, PHD

“We want to do more than educate the children in our care. We strive to be a resource for our state’s early childhood education community.”

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EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION LABORATORY PRESCHOOL

“While the field of early childhood is experiencing the push-down effect of inappropriate practices in the name of academic readiness,” In 2017, Governor John Bel Edwards and explains Executive Director Cynthia DiCarlo, PhD, LSU President F. King Alexander presided over the “we advocate for children’s right to learn ribbon cutting for LSU’s Early Childhood Education through play.” Laboratory Preschool. Implementing the Reggio Emilia philosophic Since then, the ECELP has offered Baton approach requires educators to have a solid Rouge parents the opportunity to enroll their understanding of child development and the ability children, ages six weeks to four years, in an to listen to young children, planning instruction innovative early childhood program. around child interests. For example, The ECELP embraces the Reggio if children are interested in plants, Emilia philosophy and is only one of designing and cultivating a garden five programs in the Greater Baton provides opportunities to address Rouge area accredited by the National science, math, and language CHILDREN Association for the Education of Young concepts, as well as develop social SERV ED Children (NAEYC). BY skills.

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OBSERVATION HOURS


CHSE CENTERS & INSTITUTE IMPACT

In addition to providing high-quality programming for young children, the ECELP is training the next generation of Louisiana early childhood educators. “We offer a lot of different academic field sites and experiences as well as research and data collection projects,” says DiCarlo. The ECELP serves as a training site for preservice teachers enrolled in early childhood undergraduate and graduate programs through the Inspiration Initiative, a professional development series designed to translate research to practice.

LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT INSTITUTE The Leadership Development Institute (LDI) cultivates talent that moves organizations forward by focusing on the individual’s personal leadership practices inventory. Through individual assessment and coaching specific to each person, LDI develops the behaviors, skills, and competencies necessary for each individual to reach maximum potential.

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LIFE COURSE & AGING CENTER The experience to observe and initiate studies is not limited to LSU’s School of Education majors. The ECELP hosts undergraduate students from Southern University, Baton Rouge Community College, and early childhood ancillary students from Volunteers of America.

The Life Course & Aging Center (LCAC) is an interdisciplinary and interinstitutional research center. It engages in multidisciplinary partnerships promoting healthy development and aging across the lifespan.

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SOCIAL RESEARCH & EVALUATION CENTER

LSU’s Social Research & Evaluation Center (SREC) works to foster healthy social systems. SREC designs, implements, and evaluates community and social programs. EXPLORE MORE ABOUT LSU’S SOCIAL RESEARCH & EVALUATION CENTER

GRANT TOTAL

$50 MILLION SREC + COMMUNITY/ GOVERNMENTAL PARTNERS

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UNIVERSITY LABORATORY SCHOOL IMPACT Instructors Jennifer Bevill, Aimee Welch-James, and 15 students traveled to the most rural community in the Dominican Republic to assist local farmers by cleaning fields and planting trees to protect the environment. As part of their service-learning, they built ecological clay ovens, which allow households to cook in large pots for an entire family.

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DIPLOMA CA

ACHIEVED SCORE EARN THEIR FULL IB

DOMINICAN REPUBLIC

SENIOR APPOINTED TO UNITED STATES AIR FORCE ACADEMY

Senior Mark Coppola officially accepted his appointment to the United States Air Force Academy at the school’s 2019 graduation ceremony. While more than 11,000 candidates apply annually, the Academy admits only 1,000 students based on character, leadership potential, and academic and athletic achievements.


DAY OF GIVING PROVIDES LARGEST DONATION EVER TO THE SHEPHERD’S MARKET FOOD PANTRY

During a December schoolwide Day of Giving, the elementary Junior Beta Club collected 778 grocery bags of non-perishable holiday food items. The 7,031 pounds of food was the most ever received in a single donation by the Shepherd’s Market L BACCALAUREATE Client Choice Food Pantry. On the same day, the Middle School Student Council raised an additional $344 with a T-shirts for Turkeys event. Friends and families provided ANDIDATES another $530 in funding for ES NECESSARY TO B DIPLOMA IN 2018. a grand total of $877. The donation proved more than enough to feed the 500 families expected for the organization’s holiday turkey giveaway. Through the National Honor Society’s Holiday Helper program, Cub families, teacher groups, student clubs, organizations, and classes contributed gifts ULS STUDENT ATHLETES for 45 children from 22 FROM THE CLASS OF 2019 WILL COMPETE IN THEIR low-income families. RESPECTIVE SPORTS NHS members collected, AT THE COLLEGE LEVEL. ____________ wrapped, and delivered the A NEW SCHOOL RECORD gifts to the families.

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RUSSELL SELECTED FOR NATIONAL CHOIR

Senior Caleb Russell was selected by audition for the American Choral Association (ACDA) National Jubilee Honor Choir. In February 2019, he and other finalists performed with a master conductor at the ACDA conference in Kansas City, Missouri.

CUBS SET A NEW KIDS HEART CHALLENGE STATE RECORD

With a donation of $64,792, the Cubs set a new American Heart Association Kids Heart Challenge state record for funds raised in one year by a school. The new total solidified ULS’ spot as the No. 1 Kids Heart Challenge school in Louisiana and third in the nation. More than 470 elementary students participated in this year’s challenge.

UNIVERSITY LABORATORY SCHOOL HOSTS JAMES MEREDITH

ACTS OF KINDNESS

14,000 LOGGED BY ELEMENTARY AND MIDDLE SCHOOL STUDENTS IN THE 15 DAYS AFTER A TALK BY

The University THINK KINDNESS Laboratory School FOUNDER BRIAN WILLIAMS and the University Laboratory School Foundation hosted A Chat with James Meredith in VO CAL , September 2018. INSTR UME NTAL , Meredith AND THE ATR ICAL P E RFORM ANCE S sought to become BY the first African STUDENT G ROUP S American to enroll at the University of Mississippi. After having his application rejected N ATIO N AL B OAR D C ERTIFIED twice because of IN STR UC TO R S his race, he filed a ON lawsuit to enforce STAFF AT ULS APPROXIMATELY 20% OF TOTAL his right to attend NUMBER OF FACULTY the state institution. Meredith eventually was able to enroll and graduated in 1963. He later received a master’s degree from the University of Ibadan (Nigeria) and a law degree from Columbia University.

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GLO B AL EDU CATI O N EX P ER I EN CES IN

PA NA M A , C HI LE , DOM I NI CA N R E PU BLI C , PR AG U E , A ND LOND ON OFFERED 2018—2019 SCHOOL YEAR

$440,688 R AI S ED F R O M

904 FAM I L I ES THROUGH

U L S F O U N DATI O N AN N UAL AP P EAL

ULS STUDENT COUNCIL EARNED THE LOUISIANA ASSOCIATION OF STUDENT COUNCIL’S

GOLD COUNCIL AWARD FOR THE

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