Caddo News

April/May 2015

A Letter from the Coordinator of Residential Life

Hello, Caddo families!

The final extended weekend of the year is upon us, and there are many reminders in this newsletter of things to do in the coming with weeks. Since the last newsletter, Caddo residents have attended and participated in the 60x60 Dance Production and Pippin, presented incredible distinction projects during Blue and Gold Week, dressed up and danced the night away at prom, and more! The past few weeks have truly been packed with activities.

With most of the spring semester behind us and finals and graduation approaching, now is a great time to start taking home any items your students will not be using in the last few weeks of the year. Bringing items home will save time and valuable trunk space when checkout time comes in May. Please stay tuned for information about the checkout process at the end of the year, and feel free to let me know if you have any questions or concerns.


Kimberly Rogers

Important Reminders

  1. Reapplication for 2015-2016
    Some sophomores and juniors will be required to go through a reapplication process in order to return to LSMSA in the fall. All sophomores and juniors will be bringing home information about who needs to reapply and what that process entails. For those who have to go through the reapplication process, a letter from a parent/guardian will be necessary.

  2. 2014-2015 Yearbooks
    Many juniors and seniors who attended LSMSA in 2013-2014 received yearbooks earlier in the semester. The school is having the yearbooks reprinted but needs to get the old ones back. Please remind your students to bring their yearbooks back to school if they have not already done so. SLAs are collecting yearbooks from the students.


Blue and Gold Week

Blue and Gold Week is a week full of distinction presentations, last lectures, and performances.

Distinction projects are usually a concentrated study or research project, though they may be performance based. This year, the following students presented a distinction project:

Hyeyon Kim (In Vivo and In Vitro Imaging of Amyloid-β Plaques in Alzheimer's Disease)

Tori Hebert (The role of thermoregulation and sexual selection on secondary sexual characteristics in the male fiddler crabs (Uca panacea and Uca pugilator))

Shiva Velingker(Satya: Steganography Utilizing Individual Pixels)

Deborah Adeyemi (Comparing phenotypic variation in the social behavior of the spider Anelosimus studiosus at similar latitudes but different longitudes)

Rhiannan Berry (Programming a 3D Model Visualizer Using the Oculus Rift DK2 and Unity Engine)

Marika Buchholz performed her senior recital in clarinet during Blue and Gold Week, and the spring musical, Pippin, began performances on April 23rd and ended on April 25th.

Dr. Clayton Delery and Dr. Jim Findley gave their "last lectures." These events are based off of the required reading, The Last Lecture by Randy Pausch, for the 2013-2014 school year.

Another one of our faculty members, Dr. Maggie Hodge, gave a colloquium on her Special Projects trip to the Galapagos.

Extended Weekend

Thursday, April 30th, 4pm to Sunday, May 3rd, 3pm

715 University Parkway

Natchitoches, LA

This is the last extended weekend of the year. The dorms will close on Thursday, April 30th at 4:00 pm, and will reopen on Sunday, May 3rd at 3:00 pm.

This is a great time for students to start bringing belongings home to ease the move-out process.