Tour the Pioneer Heritage Center:
11:15-11:45 with Marty Young, Bobbie C. Hicks Endowed Professors of the Pioneer Heritage Center
The buildings, exhibits and trained staff guide visitors through the structures that give insight into the diverse cultural history, the natural environment, and the daily lives of the settlers who lived in the region from the 1830's to the 1930's. Seven buildings make up the site: Webb & Webb Commissary, Thrasher House plantation home, the doctor's office, the Caspiana House antebellum cottage, the blacksmith shop, the Riverfront Mission of First Baptist Church and the detached kitchen. Meet in front of the University Center at 11:15.
The LSUS Foundation Annual Meeting is scheduled for April 27th
Spreading the $1 Million Dollar Secret
We hope to see all of the LSUS Foundation members at the annual impact meeting on April 27th, noon, in the LSUS University Center Ballroom. Your support has made a tremendous impact on our regional university, and we look forward to sharing the highligts with you as well as making some very special announcements for the upcoming year. In addition, we are offering two sneak peek tour options prior to the meeting. Make your selection today and call to RSVP to Dolly Slater at 797-5257 or Dolly.Salter@lsus.edu.
A tour of the Pilots Athletics Facilities:
11:15-11:45 with new Athletic Director, Lucas Morgan
The LSUS Athletic Program is a NAIA powerhouse. Baseball and both men and women's basketball have numerous championships under their belt, and soccer will return this fall adding promise for additional winning teams. There are many changes under Morgan's leadership such as the roll out of the Pilots Crew Club on April 22nd, an athletic booster club. If you haven't had a behind the scenes tour of our local purple and gold facilities, take advantage of this tour and hear first-hand the proposed fan appreciation areas. Meet in front of the Unversity Center at 11:25 for this tour.
The most widely recognized gains from earning a college degree are evident in the economic benefits individual graduates receive in terms of increased lifetime earnings; the LSUS Foundation calls this idea the $1 Million Dollar Secret. But, it isn't just individuals who benefit. Society as a whole is positively impacted. We know graduates pay more taxes on their higher salaries. They rely less on government social programs, are significantly less likely to be incarcerated, and are even more likely to be involved in civic activities, just to mention a few. Knowing the gains from a degree and the fact that our own LSU in Shreveport is one of the most affordable institutions in the region is why the Foundation is committed to encouraging Shreveport-Bossier to significantly grow its number of college graduates. We all win when someone graduates! Help us turn the $1 Million Dollar Secret into common knowledge.