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Deadline Near for Alma Mater Entries

Released: 10/13/2009

The deadline for receiving entries in the LSU Alexandria alma mater contest is Nov. 1. The winning songwriter will receive $2,500.

Original compositions on CD, including a score sheet with lyrics and music, should be sent to LSUA Alma Mater, Box 42, LSU Alexandria, 8100 Highway 71 South, Alexandria, LA 71302. A contest entry form and copyright assignment agreement also must be included. Additional information, rules and entry forms are available from Dr. Richard Elder, associate professor of psychology, at 427-4448 or, or Dr. Callum Johnston, associate professor of early childhood education, at 473-6466 or

A maximum of three entries per songwriter will be considered. The alma mater will be selected by a committee of students, faculty and staff, and members of the community. The winner will be announced on Dec. 1.

The alma mater will be heard publicly for the first time at the opening of the Generals'' new on-campus baseball/softball complex on Feb. 2. The event is part of a series of of golden anniversary celebrations in 2010. LSUA opened in the fall of 1960.