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    11:30 am, Wednesday, 22 Oct 2014

    Room 142 RNR, coffee and cookies at 11:20 am
    Jerome Zeringue
    Chair of the Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority (CPRA)

    Presentation: Louisiana Coastal Protection and Restoration – Where We Are, Where We are Headed, and Where We Will Be

RNR Student Nominted for Homecoming Court

Jennifer TuohyJennifer Tuohy from Mandeville, LA is a Senior majoring in NREM with a concentration in Conservation Biology and minors in Political Science, Environmental Management Systems, and Leadership Development.

She says “Louisiana is known for its culture and diverse people that make up the bayou state. The people are known for their southern hospitality and easy going spirit. There is a sense of community that is shared among everyone and LSU is a great representation of that spirit. Being in the College of Agriculture, when I think of my Louisiana State of Mind I think of natural resources. We are a Land Grant university with this university’s genesis as an A&M school. Like most incoming freshman, I thought the College of Agriculture was just about farming. However, now when I am on campus I see Agriculture all around me; from the dairy store that sells the beloved ice cream, to the beautiful oak trees that are a prize possession, and even the famous Louisiana Saturday Nights in Tiger Stadium with the perfect turf grass. As a freshman, I would have never labeled any of these as Agriculture but it is. When I think of Louisiana I picture the swamp lands and great southern food. That is my Louisiana State of Mind and without LSU I would have never seen these things as Agriculture.”

The LSU student body will vote via myLSU for Homecoming King and Queen from Monday, October 13 at 12:00 p.m. until Thursday, October 23 at 11:59 p.m. Only senior members of the Homecoming Court are eligible for Queen and King.

-- Quick News --

  • On Tuesday, 30 September 2014, the faculty and staff had a "Happy Retirement/Going Away" get-together for Dr. Al Afton. The datails are now on our News page.
  • Researchers Study Extent of Feral Hog Damage in Louisiana: You Can Help With Survey. More information and a link to download the survey is on our Extension page. Deadline is 31 December 2014.
  • Follow Dr. Stouffer on sabbatical as a Fulbright Scholar in Tanzania: via his Flickr Feed
  • 3rd Quarter 2014 Timber Tales is now available. The details and a link to the newsletter are available on our Extensions page.
  • Arborist Workshops 2014: The 2014 schedule for Arborist Workshops and other learning opportunities has been updated, and registrations are open. For more information, see our Workshops page.
  • As part of the LPB series "Alive in America's Delta", see our own Yu-Hsin Hsueh (Ph.D student of Dr. Chambers and Dr. Keim) as she talks about her own encounter with alligators while doing research in the swamp. This segment gives witness first-hand to how this keystone species – and cultural icon – was brought back to viability using a combination of biological science and marketplace economics. The full program can now be accessed on LPB online.
  • The Spring 2014 issue of Research Matters is now available for download. Catch-up on the research highlights in forestry, wildlife, fisheries, and wetlands involving our RNR Faculty and talented Graduate Students. Also, see what is going on in our undergraduate classes with the "service-learning" aspect of our programs. The Spring 2014 issue download (pdf), is available on our Research Matters/Newsletter page.
  • The Student Chapter of Society of American Foresters (SAF) has a new way to keep you informed, share their news and events, and keep in touch: They now have a Facebook page. LIKE their page, and keep up with all the latest! Support your local (student) Foresters!

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