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University responds to state-wide admissions changes

University responds to state-wide admissions changes

Maggie Tregre, Staff Reporter

March 21, 2020

The Louisiana Board of Regents made changes to the minimum admission requirements for colleges and universities across the state.  On February 19, the board updated their minimum requirements after a request was made in 2019 for a full policy review.  The change was made in response to Louisia...

Offers of financial aid to potential lions

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Gerard Borne, Staff Reporter

March 3, 2019

Offering millions of dollars in financial aid and assistance, the university recognized high school students who were offered scholarships for the next academic year. The Office of Admissions held "Scholars Showcase" in the Student Union Grand Ballroom on Feb. 28 at 6 p.m. The event hosted over 80...

Stand out with the first step

At orientation, incoming students and their parents can check in with their orientation leader and color group before getting started on the rest of the day’s activities. Although every university will hold an orientation, their processes may differ.

Zachary Araki, Assistant Editor

February 19, 2019

As universities promote themselves as unique, one of the first differences incoming students experience lies in how these institutions welcome them. According to Anthony Ranatza, director of admissions, the current orientation format dates back to the late 1980s with orientation leaders. Ranatza co...

University welcomes future lions

Prospective students and their families attend informational sessions at

Diamond Hollins, Staff Reporter

February 4, 2019

The Office of Admissions hosts “Lion Pride Preview” to show prospective students what the university can offer. Prospective students and their families visited campus on Feb. 2 from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. Anthony Ranatza, director of admissions, explained the purpose of the event. "We hope our...

Administration showcases the university to young scholars

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Zachary Araki, Assistant Editor

January 30, 2019

The university invited high school students to learn more about the campus and be recognized for their academic work at the "Scholars Showcase." Over 130 high school students registered for the event that was held in the Student Union Ballroom on Jan. 29 at 6 p.m. According to Anthony Ranatza,...