University of Louisiana at Lafayette

UL Lafayette’s School of Music and Performing Arts staged “Metamorphoses” in 2016 at Burke-Hawthorne Hall. The travel website Expedia cited the school and the University as stewards of Lafayette’s arts and culture scene on its 2018 list of “America’s Most Artistic Towns.” (Credit: Doug Dugas / University of Louisiana at Lafayette)

University’s role as cultural steward cited on website

A travel website ranked Lafayette among “America’s Most Artistic Towns” – and the University of Louisiana at Lafayette is a big reason why.
Expedia’s list includes 26 communities that “are most contributing to the artistic culture of our country.”
The website cites only places with fewer than 1 million residents. Lafayette is among 10 cities categorized as medium-size, or having a population between 100,000 and 349,999 people. Lafayette’s population is more than 127,600.

UL Lafayette’s online program earns kudos

The University of Louisiana at Lafayette’s online bachelor’s program is among the top 100 in the country, according to U.S. News & World Report’s 2018 rankings.
UL Lafayette was No. 94 in the 2018 Best Online Programs list that was released today.
U.S. News & World Report ranked the University’s online bachelor’s program the highest among colleges and universities in Louisiana.

UL Lafayette partnership aims to provide small businesses a big boost

The University of Louisiana at Lafayette is a partner in a new initiative that aims to help small businesses grow.
The application deadline is July 23 for Accelerate Acadiana, a collaboration among UL Lafayette, the Lafayette Economic Development Authority and the Community Foundation of Acadiana’s INNOV8. A $700,000 grant from the U.S. Economic Development Administration funds the program.

A six-pack of Bayou Bengal. (Photo by Sarah Gamard/ Manship School News Service)

Senator wants to ban college beer deals

A contentious proposal in the Louisiana House of Representatives by a Shreveport lawmaker would prohibit a state institution of higher learning from allowing its name or symbol to be affixed to an alcoholic beverage.
This has ramification for both the microbreweries and the schools. The controversy even caught the attention of Gov. John Bel Edwards, who weighed into the brew-ha-ha Thursday.

Renowned Crowley businessman B.I. Moody receives a standing ovation following his speech during a ceremony honoring him at ULL Wednesday night. Standing behind Moody is his grandson Braxton Moody V. (Photos by Howell Dennis/Crowley Post-Signal)

B.I. Moody looks at the plaque which was unveiled during a ceremony honoring him Wednesday night at ULL’s BI Moody College of Business Administration building. On the right is John Blohm, vice president for university advancement at UL Lafayette.

Moody honored for career, generosity

Crowley businessman B.I. Moody III was honored for his distinguished career and his generosity during a ceremony Wednesday night at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette in the Business Administration building which bears his name.
Over 100 people were in attendance including dozens of Moody’s family and friends, several of the college’s leaders including ULL President Joseph Savoie as well as dozens of business students who wanted to hear the renowned Crowley businessman speak.


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