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LSUE students file into the gymnasium for graduation on May 12. LSUE and UL Lafayette are noted on the CNBC website as one of six high-performing pairs of community colleges and universities with strong student transfer outcomes. (Photo by Harlan Kirgan)

LSUE, UL recognition touted on CNBC website

A year ago, LSUE and the University of Louisiana Lafayette were named as one of six high-performing pairs of community colleges and universities with strong transfer student outcomes in a report from the Aspen Institute and the Community College Research Center at Teachers College, Columbia University.
That might have been a recognition tucked into the files and never mentioned again.

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Fiscal year’s end worries some board members

The end of the St. Landry Parish School Board’s fiscal year this month has two board members questioning new Superintendent Patrick Jenkins’ spending.
Jenkins, who was hired in October to lead the school system, assured them his staff changes are saving money and the school system’s books will be in the black at the end of June.
The School Board met Thursday at the Resource Center in Opelousas.

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Native American Tribes from all across the United States and Canada will be participating in the 22nd annual Coushatta Powwow June 9 to 10 at The Pavilion at Coushatta. The public is invited to attend. Cheyenne Agneaux performs the Women’s Jingle Dress dance. (Photo courtesy of the Coushatta Tribe)

Coushatta Tribe’s 22nd annual powwow is June 9-10

The Coushatta Tribe will hold its 22nd annual powwow in The Pavilion at Coushatta on Friday and Saturday.
Admission for the general public is $5 per day; children ages 6 years and younger are admitted free of charge. Tickets are available at the gate on day of event at The Pavilion.
On Friday, the Gourd Dance is scheduled at 5 p.m. Grand entry at 7 p.m.
On Saturday, the Gourd Dance is scheduled at 10 a.m. and 5 p.m. Grand entry is noon and 7 p.m.

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Prairie Acadian Cultural Center hosts free Cajun music, dance lessons

Free workshops for accordion, fiddle, guitar and dance lessons are planned at the Jean Lafitte National Historical Park and Preserve’s Prairie Acadian Cultural Center.
The workshops are sponsored by the Cajun French Music Association Acadiana Chapter.
For more information, call 337-457-8499 or visitnps.gov/jela.
The Prairie Acadian Cultural Center is located at 250 W. Park Ave., Eunice.
Participant registration will be held at the center at 6 p.m. before the first workshop on Tuesday.

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Recent rains concern rice growers

Continual rainfall in the past few days has farmers worried about disease problems in their rice crop, an LSU AgCenter plant pathologist said at rice field days held in Jefferson Davis and Evangeline parishes.
“In the last week and a half, I’ve probably had 20 to 30 disease calls,” said LSU AgCenter plant pathologist Don Groth, speaking at the Evangeline Parish rice field day on June 1.
Groth also spoke about those concerns at the field day held the previous day in Fenton.

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