The LSU Museum of Art presents “Margaret Evangeline: On War,” on view March 13 – August 2. This retrospective exhibition of Baton Rouge native Margaret Evangeline examines the nature of modern war and violence through the artist’s provocative paintings, mixed media, and installation works. Evangeline’s art explores the causes and effects of modern combat, and reflects the capacity of art to represent and respond to war. Her art is often itself made using the tools of war, her paintings and installations produced through gunshots and punctured by bullet holes so that they embody the very violence she seeks to critique.
The LSU Museum of Art presents Mexico in New Orleans: A Tale of Two Americas. This is the first major museum exhibition to explore the captivating artistic exchange between Louisiana and Mexico from the 1920s through 1950s, a period of vibrant cultural and artistic connections between the two regions. The exhibition tells the story of a decades-long dialogue between Mexican and Louisianan artists that critically shaped the art of both countries, resulting in artistic affinities that continue to connect Louisiana and Mexico today.
This exhibition features more than 80 works by both Mexican and Louisianan artists who were part of this captivating international cultural exchange and will be accompanied by a richly illustrated bilingual exhibition catalogue designed by the LSU School of Art. For more information, visit our website at LSUMOA.org/Mexico.
Step up to the plate to swing against hunger and homelessness!
LSU Campus Life has taken a service trip to Houston each summer for the past four years. With many students seeking to serve community needs, we will host our annual summer project to explore the issues of hunger and homelessness in two communities and enjoy some summertime entertainment.
LSU students will spend two days working with agencies addressing homelessness and hunger in the greater Houston area. To prepare for this service trip, the group will also serve on Saturday, June 6 with Baton Rouge agencies who address homelessness and hunger. Our goal is to do more than simply serve: by comparing the needs of two southern U.S. cities, Campus Life hopes to spark an ongoing conversation among the 26 student participants about caring for our most vulnerable citizens.
During our time in Houston, this service group will attend the Friday, June 12, baseball game between the Houston Astros and the Seattle Mariners. Prior to the game we will take a private group tour of Minute Maid Park. Following the game, we will enjoy Friday night fireworks and live music in the park.
How to Register
To register successfully for this event, you must:
- submit this online application before Friday, May 8, at 4:30 p.m.
- bring $32 (cash or check payable to “LSU”) to the Campus Life office, 350 LSU Student Union, between the hours of 8 a.m. and 2 p.m. Mondays through Fridays. This payment holds your seat on the trip and will be refunded to you once we depart from campus. This payment is due no later than Friday, May 8 at 4:30 p.m.
- Attend the pre-trip meeting and service on Saturday, June 6 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
All participating LSU students must pass a pre-trip eligibility check through the Office of the Dean of Students. Students must be enrolled for classes in the fall 2015 semester, but do not have to be enrolled in summer classes.
Overview of Schedule
Saturday, June 6
|9:00 AM – 3:00 PM||Pre-trip Meeting in Baton Rouge and service with homelessness and hunger related partners|
Thursday, June 11
|5:00 PM||Depart LSU for Houston (meet at LSU Student Union)|
|10:00 PM||Arrive in Houston|
Friday, June 12
|8:00 AM||Volunteer at Star of Hope Mission: For Houston’s Homeless|
|4:00 PM||Tour Minute Maid Park|
|7:10 PM||Houston Astros vs. Seattle Mariners|
Saturday, June 12
|8:00 AM||Volunteer at the Houston Foodbank with the
Houston Astros Foundation
|8:00 PM||Estimated return to LSU|
Includes: $32 voucher for meals, transportation, two-night hotel stay, baseball game ticket
Billed: must be paid upon registration to reserve your place
While this trip requires a fee, Campus Life will work with all interested students so finances are not a barrier to participation. For more information or questions, contact Jacob Brumfield, Associate Director of Campus Life, at 225-578-5160.
About Late Night LSU
Moved in to your residence hall or Baton Rouge apartment and looking for something to do before school starts? Look no further than Late Night LSU, an event that takes over the LSU Student Union with huge party that in past years has included music and dancing, games, inflatables, aqua massages, oxygen bars, laser tag, and a step show. Late Night LSU provides the perfect opportunity for new LSU students to meet new people in a safe environment.
In the early 2000s, Campus-Community Coalition for Change hosted the first Late Night LSU to provide a safe alternative to prevent binge-drinking. In 2008, Student Activities Board began hosting Late Night LSU, and in 2014, hosted more than 2,000 students throughout the LSU Student Union.
Late Night LSU is free to all LSU students, with Tiger Card LSU ID.
Each LSU student may bring one non-LSU guest of at least 18 years of age with valid government-issued ID showing proof of age, such as a driver’s license or military ID. Guest admission is also free.
Outside food and drink; weapons (including mace and pocket knives); and solicitation of any kind are expressly prohibited.
Volunteer at Late Night LSU
Volunteers may help check-in people at the door, organize activities, provide information to students, and assure Late Night LSU is a memorable event. There are four shifts available to interested volunteers, and there will be a required volunteer training (training time and location to be determined). E-mail Student Activities Board if interested in volunteering.
About the Outdoor Movie
Extend your circle of friends while watching Avengers: Age of Ultron for free before you can rent it!
Picnic on the Parade Ground and watch a film on giant projection screens with fellow incoming and returning students. Bring a blanket so you are comfortable on the grass.
This film is free and open to all LSU students, faculty, and staff, but Tiger Card LSU IDs will be required for admittance inside the viewing area.
August 29, 2015 marks the tenth anniversary of Hurricane Katrina. During Community Bound, we will commemorate the survivors of Hurricane Katrina, honor those who were lost, and recognize that there is still much to be done.
Volunteers will serve in the Baton Rouge and New Orleans areas and work with communities that were impacted by Hurricane Katrina and the aftermath of the storm.
All volunteers should check-in for Community Bound at 7:30 a.m. The service project will begin with a brief kickoff program in the LSU Student Union Theater at 8:00 a.m.
Those serving in Baton Rouge will wrap up around 1 p.m., and those serving in New Orleans will return to LSU by approximately 5 p.m.
Community Bound organizers are working closely with LSU Greek Life to coordinate timely return to campus for students pledging fraternities or sororities August 22. These students should select Baton Rouge service sites in the registration process.
About Community Bound
Community Bound is a service plunge program designed especially for first-year LSU students. The program works in close collaboration with the East Baton Rouge school system, Aramark, City Year Baton Rouge, and Volunteers in Public Schools, and provides general fix-up projects, like painting, landscaping, and building reading nooks to approximately 25 primary and secondary schools. This program is a great way for first-time students to meet friends and classmates, to learn more about Baton Rouge, and to get involved in their new community.
Community Bound was first hosted by the LSU Honors College, but became a Campus Life program in 2006. The program is designed each summer by a committee of faculty, staff, and student leaders coordinated through Volunteer LSU.
Community Bound is free and open to all new LSU students, including incoming freshmen, new transfer students, and new students participating in the BRCC Bridge Program. Transportation and lunch will be included.
Students wishing to participate should register by August 15.
About Fall Student Involvement Fair
Once a semester, the Student Involvement Fair sets the stage for your involvement at LSU. You’ll join today, lead tomorrow!
Members of various LSU student organizations and Baton Rouge community agencies will share how you can engage in what they do, while enhancing your involvement résumé. Take advantage of the opportunity to visit with each participating group, as you build your own transcript of involvement.
The LSU Student Involvement fair is free to all students and student organizations wishing to participate.
Participation for Student Organizations
All student organizations may participate free of charge in the Student Involvement Fair, however, student organizations must be a officially registered with Campus Life in order to reserve a space.
Participation for Community Agencies
Community agencies or non-profit organizations may be charged a nominal fee to host a table at the Student Involvement Fair.
Debut a talent, sing a song, play some music, or share a poem at Open Mic Night. The mic’s all yours!
This event is free and open to all LSU and LSU-BRCC Tiger Bridge Program students regardless of classification.