CUPERTINO, Calif. (AP) -- Apart from new colors, the exterior of Apple's new iPhones doesn't look much different from last year's model. The iPhone 5S is identical to the iPhone 5 in size and weight, whileMore >>
Apart from new colors, the exterior of Apple's new iPhones doesn't look much different from last year's model.More >>
Constitution Day was held at the UL Lafayette campus Tuesday in honor of being National Constitution Day. A reading of the entire Constitution also took place at the event. Students were also given freeMore >>
Constitution Day was held at the UL Lafayette campus Tuesday in honor of being National Constitution Day.More >>
This weekend the Ragin Cajun's recorded the tenth largest crowd in their history with over 28,000 in attendance, not to mention the uncharted number of tailgaters. One person in attendance said, "WhenMore >>
This weekend the Ragin' Cajun's recorded the tenth largest crowd in their history with over 28,000 in attendance, not to mention the uncharted number of tailgaters.More >>
Fall enrollment at South Louisiana Community College is up from last year. Though slight, increased enrollment numbers for the Fall 2013 could be an indicator of a larger student enrollment in semestersMore >>
Fall enrollment at South Louisiana Community College is up from last year.More >>
First-time freshmen and transfer student enrollment at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette is up 3 percent for Fall 2013 over last year, despite a second year of tougher admissions standards.
The number of first-time freshmen who entered for the fall semester is 2,565, up 3 percent from the previous fall's 2,483 first-time freshmen. New transfer student enrollment was 807, an increase of 24 percent, or 156 more students than Fall 2012.
Dr. DeWayne Bowie, UL Lafayette's vice president for Enrollment Management, said there were some decreases in re-entry students and the number of first-time freshmen who entered in the summer session. He said those declines did not affect the overall enrollment because they were offset by increases in other areas, such as first-time graduate students, online degree programs, and high school dual enrollment numbers.
The University's regular enrollment remains stable, with 16,647 for the Fall 2013 semester. Last year, the enrollment was 16,687, a difference of 40 students. The university also is enrolling a number of students in professional programs and credit-bearing continuing education for a Fall 2013 total enrollment of 18,235.
"Upon increasing our academic standards last year, we anticipated a possible decline in the number of eligible students," Bowie said. "However, in the last two years, we worked hard to grow our enrollment while attracting the most academically talented students we've ever enrolled."
The Fall 2013 freshmen class includes 102 high school valedictorians, up from last year's 87. The average high school GPA is 3.3 and the average ACT composite score is 23.10.
University President Dr. Joseph Savoie said enrolling better-prepared students improves student retention and graduation rates. The University's graduation rate recently rose from 41 to 44 percent. While UL Lafayette has maintained the third-highest graduation rate among public universities in Louisiana, he said he would like to increase that rate to 50 percent in four years.
In addition to attracting students who are better prepared academically, the University is welcoming more students from around the globe. There are 1,198 out-of-state students.
The number of new international students has increased by 25 percent since last year, and grew by 49 percent since 2011. New international student enrollment for Fall 2013 is 156 students, compared to 125 in Fall 2012, and 105 in Fall 2011. The total international student enrollment is 695.
"Increased global perspectives, on-campus living-learning environments, and abundant academic support services foster the success of all of our students," Savoie said.
In August, Washington Monthly magazine ranked UL Lafayette as the fourth-best university in the nation at helping lower-income students earn degrees and the overall no. 102 university in the nation in its annual college guide. The Princeton Review cited UL Lafayette as one of the nation's best 378 institutions for undergraduate education.
The U.S. Department of Education's College Affordability and Transparency List identified UL Lafayette as the most affordable university in Louisiana earlier this year. In addition to leading Louisiana as the university with the lowest average net price to attend, UL Lafayette is among the top 10 percent of most affordable four-year public universities in the United States.
Crowley police are investigating a vehicle burglary that occurred at Southwind Nursing and Rehabilitation, located in the 800 block of the Crowley Rayne Hwy. on March 2. Unknown suspect(s) made entryMore >>
Crowley police are investigating a vehicle burglary that occurred at Southwind Nursing and Rehabilitation, located in the 800 block of the Crowley Rayne Highway. More >>
Iberia Parish Sheriff deputies issued a warrant for Michael Augustine for second degree murder in connection to the fatal shooting in New Iberia. Authorities were called to a shooting at Sam and Ann Streets.More >>
Iberia Parish Sheriff deputies issued a warrant for Michael Augustine for second degree murder in connection to the fatal shooting in New Iberia.More >>
On March 10, 2014, Kaysie Miskell and Jason Leblanc were both arrested by the St. Landry Parish Sheriff's Office Narcotics Detectives. According to St. Landry Parish Sheriff Bobby J. Guidroz, "Our NarcoticMore >>
Two people have been arrested for selling crystal meth from their residence in Port Barre.More >>
5:06 AM, Monday, December 31, 2012 From Meteorologist Ben Legg in the Live Doppler 10 Weather Center: SYNOPSIS - Clouds build in for us as rain chances are back in the forecast. South winds help toMore >>
We're tracking a cold front that will move into Acadiana around daybreak, opening the door to some much cooler air for mid- to late-week. Highs will only reach the mid 60s Wednesday with gusty north winds, followed by lows in the upper 30s Thursday. We'll barely top 60° Thursday, before a warm-up kicks in for Friday and Saturday.More >>
On March 8, 2014 at approximately 6:15 p.m. the LVMPD Dispatch Center received a 911 call from a woman reporting her child had drowned in their residence located in the 7800 block of Clarkdale Drive. ArrivingMore >>
A Las Vegas woman has been charged with murder after her child was discovered dead in a bathtub.More >>
On Sunday March 09, 2014 at approximately 0325 hours Broussard Police personnel witnessed a hit and run that occurred at the intersection of US Hwy 90 and La Hwy 92 (Young St) and by the time the officerMore >>
Broussard Police investigate fatal crash that left two people dead; alcohol is considered to be a factor.More >>
NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Rapper Lil Boosie says serving prison time in a Louisiana prison was life changing and it's made him a better person and ultimately, he hopes, a better artist. Lil Boosie, whose realMore >>
Rapper Lil Boosie says serving prison time in a Louisiana prison was life changing and it's made him a better person and ultimately, he hopes, a better artist.More >>
An accident near Highway 14 and Highway 90 resulted in a vehicle catching fire. Authorities say a Ford F-150 pickup was heading east toward Delcambre when it ran a red light and hit a two door HondaMore >>
An accident near Highway 14 and Highway 90 resulted in a vehicle catching fire.
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) -- In an age when people assume that any bit of information is just a click away, the thought that a jetliner could simply disappear over the ocean for more than two days isMore >>
In an age when people assume that any bit of information is just a click away, the thought that a jetliner could simply disappear over the ocean for more than two days is staggering.More >>