Livingston-Tangipahoa briefs for Sept. 26, 2013

Northshore career fair disburses college info

High school students and their parents can find out more about college and how to get scholarships, financial aid, and what admissions requirements are necessary to be accepted Thursday at the Northshore College and Career Fair.

More than 100 participating colleges and universities from throughout the state and nation, SLU university officials said in a news release.

The Northshore College and Career Fair will be from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Southeastern Louisiana University’s Pennington Center, at University Avenue and General Pershing Street.

Open to all Tangipahoa Parish and St. Tammany Parish high school students and their parents, the event is scheduled in cooperation with the public school boards of both parishes.

Students can pre-register to obtain a special bar code at to use at the event.

Many vendors will be able to scan the codes to collect the students’ contact and interest information, eliminating the need to complete information cards at each table.

For information, call SLU Admissions at (985) 549-5637 or e-mail

Lion tailgate party marks SLU opener

To get tailgaters ready for Southeastern Louisiana University’s first Saturday home game of the season, Albertson’s is hosting a Lion Tailgating Kickoff event at 5 p.m. Oct. 4.

The event is set the evening before the Lions take on Incarnate Word at 7 p.m. Oct. 5 in Strawberry Stadium.

With presentations by Lion football coach Ron Roberts, student-athletes, the Spirit of the Southland Band, Roomie, cheerleaders and Lionettes, the event will feature the Southeastern Spirit Wheel.

All attendees will be invited to spin the wheel for prizes and giveaways.

Free hamburgers, hotdogs, chips and drinks will be free to students who show their SLU IDs.

For tickets to the SLU vs. Incarnate Word football game, call (985) 549-5466.

North Oaks to cite student-athletes

A new North Oaks Sports Medicine program is shining the spotlight on deserving high school student-athletes in Tangipahoa and Livingston parishes.

North Oaks Sports Medicine staff and North Oaks Orthopaedic Specialty Center doctors will choose a male and a female student-athlete from each parish as “Student-Athletes of the Month.”

Nominations will be accepted from coaches, athletic directors and principals from August to April.

Athletes must excel in athletic competition, have a 3.0 grade point average or higher, participate in school/community organizations and respect coaches, teammates, officials, teachers and their peers.

Nomination forms are posted at or can be requested by calling North Oaks Sports Medicine at (985) 230-5248.

Compiled from Advocate staff reports