SLCC’s second fall mini-session to begin
LAFAYETTE — South Louisiana Community College will offer 14 courses during its second mini-session of the fall semester with classes beginning Friday.
The last day to register for the courses is Monday.
The college created two mini-sessions, or short semesters, to accommodate students who were unable to register for courses due to technical issues with a new online registration system.
For more information, visit http://www.southlouisiana.edu.
Magnet academy sets open house Tuesday
LAFAYETTE — The David Thibodaux STEM Magnet Academy will hold an open house from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday at the Louisiana Immersive Technologies Enterprise Center, 537 Cajundome Blvd.
The event is designed to showcase the technology used by teachers within their classes to parents and community members. The public is invited.
Business workshop to address grants
LAFAYETTE — Small businesses can learn how to secure federal grants during a workshop at 9 a.m. Oct. 24 at the Louisiana Immersive Technologies Enterprise Center.
The workshop is offered by LITE in collaboration with the Louisiana Small Business Development Center and the Louisiana Technology Transfer Office.
Participants will learn from experts how to prepare a proposal for funding through the Small Business Innovation Research and Small Business Technology Transfer grant programs.
“Small businesses in the state of Louisiana are not receiving their fair share of funds from SBIR and STTR sources, and our goal for this event is to help our community secure their share of $2 billion (in) federal funds,” stated Kam Ng, the LITE Center’s CEO, in a news release.
The event is free but due to limited seating, registration is required. For the agenda and registration information, visit http://www.lite3d.com/news-events.
ULL president lauded for architecture work
LAFAYETTE — University of Louisiana at Lafayette President Joseph Savoie was named “Patron of Architecture” on Friday at the Louisiana Architectural Association’s annual conference in Lafayette.
The Louisiana Architectural Foundation selects a Patron of Architecture each year to honor those who have played a significant leadership role demonstrating the merits and quality of architecture in the state, according to a university news release.
Upon becoming the university’s president in 2008, Savoie launched an initiative for the planned development of the university campus. He also was recognized for championing the cooperative transfer of about 100 acres of university property, known as the Horse Farm, to the city of Lafayette for its development as a city park.
“I’m not sure if I deserve recognition for trying to do things that we all are responsible for doing,” Savoie said in his acceptance speech. “But I am pleased to accept this honor on behalf of our students, as a reminder to them of their responsibilities in the future.”
the Acadiana bureau