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March Free Forums at LSUA

Released: 02/20/2002

<p> The community has the opportunity to attend three different Free Forums at Louisiana State University at Alexandria (LSUA) in March. Free Forums provide an opportunity to meet with various LSUA faculty/staff and community leaders for refreshments and conversation in their field of study. Free Forums are brought to you as a public service at no charge and are sponsored by the Bank of Lecompte. Pre-registration is required by phoning the Division of Continuing Education at 473-6495 due to limited seating. </p><p>

Learning about Fractions through Paper Folding is the topic for the first session offered on Monday, March 4 from 4 until 5 p.m. Dr. Thomas Awtry, associate professor of mathematics, will explore fractions using drawings and simple paper folding procedures. Activities will be given which can be used in classroom situations or for individual instruction. This session is appropriate for both students and teachers. </p><p> The next session, Personal Planning and the Inverted Pyramid, will present information on alternatives to traditional investment strategies. The session will meet on Tuesday, March 12 from 5:30 until 6:30 p.m. Dr. James Breyley, head, Division of Business Administration and associate professor of management, will discuss the traditional investment pyramid and then offer an alternative that involves changing the order of the three levels for financial success. </p><p> Riding with the King-B. B., That Is will focus on the recordings of B. B. King and his other ventures, such as his collaboration with Eric Clapton, classic video and involvement in the Blues Brothers 2000 movie. The event will take place on Tuesday, March 19 from 5:30 until 8 p.m. in the Alexandria Museum of Art. Dr. Greg Gormanous, head, Division of Liberal Arts and professor of psychology will lead the discussion. This session is co-sponsored by the Alexandria Museum of Art. </p><p> To register or receive more information on the Free Forums, contact the Division of Continuing Education at (318) 473-6495. </p>