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Members of the campus community gather Nov. 16 to honor UL Lafayette’s sole Montezuma bald cypress. It’s been added to the Louisiana Forestry Association’s Directory of Champions as the largest known example of the species in the state. (Doug Dugas / University of Louisiana at Lafayette)

Rare bald cypress takes its place on roster of champions

The University of Louisiana at Lafayette campus is home to more than 2,000 trees and large shrubs. Earlier this month, one was declared a champion.
About 40 students, faculty and staff attended a brief ceremony Nov. 16 celebrating the addition of the campus’ sole Montezuma bald cypress to the Louisiana Forestry Association’s Directory of Champions. The association judges native and naturalized trees on their height, circumference and crown spread to determine which make the championship cut.

From left, are Dr. Azmy S. Ackleh, dean of UL Lafayette’s Ray P. Authement College of Sciences; Dr. David Danahar, the University’s provost and vice president for Academic Affairs; Dr. Renee Robichaux, LSUE vice chancellor for Academic Affairs; and Dr. John Hamlin, dean of Sciences and Mathematics at LSUE. (Credit: Doug Dugas / University of Louisiana at Lafayette)

UL Lafayette, LSUE ease path to biology degree

It’s now easier for LSU at Eunice graduates to pursue a bachelor’s degree in biology at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette.
The two institutions signed an agreement Tuesday that enables LSUE graduates to apply course credits earned at the two-year institution toward a bachelor’s degree in biology from UL Lafayette.
The 2+2 agreement will take effect in the Fall 2018 semester.

Photo: The average cumulative high school GPA of Fall 2017 freshman is 3.37. There are 114 high school valedictorians among the 2,982 students in the freshman class. (Photo by Doug Dugas/University of Louisiana at Lafayette)

UL Lafayette enrollment rises for 4th year

For the fourth year in a row, a record number of students have enrolled at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette.
Total enrollment for the Fall 2017 semester is 19,291 students, up from the 19,188 students who enrolled last fall, said Dr. DeWayne Bowie, UL Lafayette’s vice president for Enrollment Management.
“The University continues to attract students from across the country and the world. We have students from every parish in Louisiana, from 48 states and from over 70 countries,” Bowie said.

UL Lafayette closed Tuesday

Based on the overnight shift in the path of Tropical Storm Harvey, the University of Louisiana at Lafayette will be closed on Tuesday, Aug. 29.
Essential personnel are required to check in with supervisors for assignments.
Students, faculty and staff members are encouraged to continue to monitor University official email, social media accounts and its website for updates.

UL Lafayette tops think tank’s rankings for social mobility

The University of Louisiana at Lafayette is a national leader for providing access to higher education for lower-income students, according to the Brookings Institution.
A recent report from the nonprofit public policy organization based in Washington, D.C., ranked UL Lafayette the ninth-best four-year, public university in the United States for promoting social mobility.

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