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Yearbooks on sale

Released: 01/23/2006

The 2003-05 LSU Alexandria “Sauce Piquante” yearbook is on sale in the Student Center.

The books will be sold in the Student Center Lobby from noon until 1 p.m. each day this week, according to Summer Delaney, “Sauce Piquante” editor. They also can be purchased any day in Auxiliary Services, located on the second floor of the Student Center.

The yearbook features students and events from Fall 2003 through Spring 2005. For budgetary reasons, this is the first time that a $10 charge has been levied on each yearbook and the first time that it covers a two-year period. The charge is in addition to the $2 yearbook fee that students pay at registration each semester.

In the past, yearbooks have been free to students who completed two semesters during the year, $3.50 to students who completed just one semester and $7 for people who did not attend.

David Wesse, vice chancellor for finance and administrative services, said the yearbook fund “was literally running out of money,” prompting campus officials to make some tough decisions. They considered but nixed the idea of raising the $2 student yearbook fee. Instead, they decided to save money by printing the book every two years and charging $10 to anyone who purchased it.

Wesse said students and LSU Alexandria employees will be pleased with the quality of the new book.