Earlier this month the Lincoln Parish Library hosted a Black History Month speaker.
Louisiana Tech professor David Anderson introduced the speaker Cheryl Mango-Ambrose, Master of Arts candidate at Tech. Anderson is directing Black History Month events for the history department at Tech. Anderson said the reason we have Black History Month is that “American history had a deficit. Black scholars established Black History Month to say we weren’t telling the entire story of American history. ”
On Oct. 7, Louisiana Tech journalism students participated in the first-ever prison journalism seminar at Angola.
Louisiana’s criminal justice system, like its institutions of higher learning, is staring at a severe budget crisis. Yet, unlike education, it can’t simply let people go in a pinch.
Louisiana needs journalists who are advocates for fixing its social and economic ills, according to Burl Cain, warden of Louisiana State Penitentiary at Angola, who addressed a group of Tech journalism students.
Camille Mize with Keep Lincoln Parish Beautiful, Mark Guinn of Louisiana Tech University Department of Theatre and Lincoln ACHIEVE Coordinator Cathi Cox-Boniol were on hand at the recent Keep America Beautiful national conference held in New Orleans where they accepted awards for the collaborative “KAB Man” project.
Nominated by Cox-Boniol, “KAB Man” was honored with the Keep Louisiana Beautiful 2011 Innovation Award and an accompanying $500 prize as well as the Keep America Beautiful 2011 Creativity in Outreach and Media Special Recognition. An original stage production written by Guinn and his theater students, the show was designed to promote environmental responsibility.