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LSUA´S CONTINUING EDUCATION OFFERINGS

Released: 09/20/1999

<p> The "Louisiana Concealed Handgun Permit Course" will be offered on Monday and Tuesday, October 4 and 5. The course will meet from 5:45 p.m. until 9:15 p.m. in the LSUA Conference Center. There is a $70 fee and pre-registration is required. </p><p> Participants must provide gun and ammunition for the live range portion of the class. Participants may choose either Saturday, October 9, or Sunday, October 10, 1999 to complete the live range portion of the course. </p><p> Individuals applying to the Department of Public Safety for a permit to carry a concealed weapon must demonstrate competence with a handgun. This course is approved by the Department of Public Safety and Corrections to meet that requirement of the law. </p><p> Other requirements will be explained during the course which includes 9 hours of instruction, including 2 hours of actual live range fire and proper handgun cleaning procedures. Officer John Lummus, a Peace Officer Standards and Training certified instructor, will teach the course. </p><p> "Old Stories Breaking New Ground" is a Coffee Call being offered Tuesday, October 12, from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. on the LSUA campus. Coffee Calls are opportunities for the community to meet with faculty members for coffee and conversation in their field of study. This session is brought to you as a public service at no charge and is sponsored by the Bank of Lecompte. Pre-registration is required. </p><p> During the session, Dr. Bernard Gallagher, professor of English, will compare several of the novels of James Lee Burke to the novels of Dashell Hammett, Robert Parker, and John D. McDonald. "Burke, who is a native of Louisiana, is redefining the genre of detective fiction," said Gallagher. </p><p> His comparison will show how Burke draws on the traditions of the Southern Gothic as he expands the boundaries of "detective" fiction, especially in the areas concerning class, race and the supernatural. </p><p> "Preparing for the Mathematics Portion of the ACT exam" will be offered on Wednesday and Thursday, October 20 and 21, from 4 p.m. until 7 p.m. The fee is $38 for 6 hours of instruction. Dr. Thomas Awtry, associate professor of mathematics, will give a general review of the topics covered on the mathematics portion of the ACT exam. Test taking strategies will be discussed and handouts will be given. </p><p> To register or receive more information on any of these offerings, contact the Division of Continuing Education and Technology at 473-6495 or 473-6445. </p>