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friday, march 6, 2009


Design college associate dean leaving for Delaware By The Associated Press WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) — The Delaware College of Art and Design has picked an associate dean from Louisiana State University as its next president.

Stuart Baron will start this summer at the college after he finishes this fiscal year as the faculty research, development and advancement dean at LSU’s College of Art and Design. Baron says few schools have

students doing the kind of highquality work he’s seen in the last two years at DCAD. Baron was chosen from more than 50 candidates with support from board members, students, faculty and staff.

Search Committee Chair Ellen Semple says Baron’s academic and artistic experience and his vision for the future growth of DCAD set him apart. Baron has worked at LSU for more than five years, includ-

ing time as the School of Art’s director. He was named interim associate dean last year. Contact The Daily Reveille’s news staff at


Plans in motion for University sesquicentennial Events to celebrate LSU’s past 150 years By Ryan Buxton Contributing Writer

LSU is turning 150 in 2010, and the University will be celebrating the birthday all year long. Celebrations for the University’s sesquicentennial, or 150th anniversary, are already being planned. The Sesquicentennial Committee held its monthly meeting Thursday to discuss ongoing plans for the many projects commemorating the 150 years in LSU history. Rusty Jabour, vice chancellor of communication and University Relations and co-chair of the Sesquicentennial Committee, presented the mission statement for the sesquicentennial, which focuses on three important goals for the year. “During our sesquicentennial

year, we’re going to reflect, celebrate and commit,” Jabour said. The year’s events are set to reflect on the University’s history, celebrate the success LSU has achieved and commit to a prosperous future for the school. Jabour said many of the projects are still “in the concept phase,” but the projects in the works are meant to bring together every member of the LSU community. As part of the reflection, a documentary film and a book will look back on where the University began and how far it has come. The hour-long documentary on the history of the University is being produced with Louisiana Public Broadcasters and will debut statewide in early 2010. Later in the year, LSU Press will release “Treasures of LSU,” a book about important pieces of LSU history. A re-release of the documentary is planned to coincide

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with the publishing of the book. Celebrations will take place throughout the year. Annual events like Fall Fest, Homecoming and the Chancellor’s Day Parade will have a sesquicentennial presence. An on-campus festival called LSU Day will be celebrated in April. The festival is modeled after Maryland Day at the University of Maryland. The festival is meant to showcase every part of LSU to the community. Maryland’s version of the event draws 75,000 people, and while Jabour does not expect that turnout, his expectations are high.


Homecoming to include service Applications accepted until March 13 By Alice Womble Contributing Writer

Though continuing the 100year tradition of student planned and coordinated homecoming week, activities for 2009 have been upgraded to include a service component. The Student Homecoming Committee, comprised of a student chairperson, sub-committee chairpersons and committee members, is accepting applications until March 13 for homecoming 2009. Applications can be found in one of the two Campus Life Offices in Johnston Hall or the programs office in the Student Union. The homecoming committee provides students with the opportunity to get involved and spread the spirit of the University, said Jacob Brumfield associate director of Campus Life. “We want to highlight all of the great feelings people have toward this University,” Brumfield said. Last year’s event featured lights under the oaks, a five-kilometer race and a parade, and was the first to implement homecoming on the road, the service-learning component of homecoming 2008. Chelsi Stokes, event

coordinator for homecoming on the road in 2008, said she unexpectedly got involved in a leadership role on the homecoming committee. “At first I thought I was just volunteering to help, but then I ended up being over it,” Stokes said. “I didn’t realize how big it would be.” Students went to Our Lady of the Lake Children’s Hospital and St. James Place, a continuing care retirement community where many University alumni reside. The homecoming committee brought Golden Girls, LSU cheerleaders and football players to the children’s hospital and retirement community to bring cheer and the

homecoming spirit to them. They also raffled off a football signed by Les Miles and other players, among other prizes, Stokes said. “We knew alot of people loved LSU in the community but couldn’t come so we decided to bring it to them,” Stokes said. “Especially the alumni because things may have changed since they were there.” Though next year’s service component has not been decided, the homecoming committee intends to continue with this addition.

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“LSU draws great crowds,” Jabour said. The University’s commitment to the future will come in a Web project called “LSU Serves the World.” The site will honor service by LSU alumni, students and faculty across the globe. The goal is to combine stories of past and contemporary service, Jabour said. Service hours will be logged around the world throughout the year to make a difference in the present while commemorating the work of those in the past. “We want to highlight the LSU connection halfway across the world,” said Jacob Brumfield, Associate Director of Campus Life. Jabour said the committee is being careful to keep the University’s budget situation in mind. Existing events on campus will be given a sesquicentennial twist, a measure Jabour says will save money.


S.C. man charged after gun goes off in class

Proceeds from the documentary, book and official sesquicentennial merchandise will benefit the Forever LSU campaign. Iftekhar Rouf, accounting sophomore and Chairman of the Sesquicentennial Student Subcommittee said student involvement in the events is essential. “If students don’t participate, the programs are useless,” Rouf said. The committee is working with all major student organizations to get feedback from their constituents on what will make the sesquicentennial special. The students are also considering projects like a time capsule, campus beautification and a celebratory tailgate to commemorate the event. Contact Ryan Buxton at

his pocket during class. Reports released by police Thursday show the 19-year-old student originally said the gun fell from his pocket and went off during class at York Technical College on Wednesday.

By The Associated Press A South Carolina technical college student was arrested after authorities said a gun went off in

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The Daily Reveille — March 6, 2009  

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The Daily Reveille — March 6, 2009  

news, sports, entertainment