Master of Liberal Arts at LSU-Shreveport

The MLAS program aims to offer students an interdisciplinary graduate program, making the humanities accessible to people of all backgrounds with a variety of goals.

Operating as usual

A Few Words About That Ten-Million-Dollar Serial Comma 08/20/2021

A Few Words About That Ten-Million-Dollar Serial Comma

A fun read to start the Fall semester.

A Few Words About That Ten-Million-Dollar Serial Comma On the case of the Maine milk-truck drivers who, for want of a comma, won an appeal against their employer, Oakhurst Dairy.

08/05/2021

This is what our graduates do :-)

Vicki Dennis, MA'11
Dean of Liberal Arts & Business
BPCC
August 2021 Featured Alumna

Vicki Dennis, MA '11, is the Dean of Liberal Arts and Business at Bossier Parish Community College. The divisions house a combined total of eight associate degrees and eight certificates. Her work consists of supervision of faculty and staff, scheduling classes and preparation of various reports for the degrees housed in her divisions, service to the over sixteen hundred students enrolled in the degree programs in the divisions, and coordination of programs and services to the community and four-year partners.

FAQs About the New MLA Handbook, Ninth Edition 03/25/2021

FAQs About the New MLA Handbook, Ninth Edition

Fun reading for Spring Break ;-)

FAQs About the New MLA Handbook, Ninth Edition How should I structure my article’s title? The only acceptable structure for an article title is “Kind of Clever and Dated Pop Culture Reference: J...

smh.com.au 01/23/2021

Chaucer to be scrapped as British university 'decolonises' curriculum

This is not the way to preserve and promote the Liberal Arts ☹️

https://www.smh.com.au/world/europe/chaucer-to-be-scrapped-as-british-university-decolonises-curriculum-20210121-p56vrn.html

smh.com.au Foundational texts like The Canterbury Tales and the Anglo-Saxon epic Beowulf would no longer be taught under proposals to stop teaching medieval literature.

bbc.com 01/01/2021

Is this the most powerful word in the English language?

https://www.bbc.com/culture/article/20200109-is-this-the-most-powerful-word-in-the-english-language

bbc.com The most commonly-used word in English might only have three letters – but it packs a punch.

bizmagsb.com 10/07/2020

LSU-S emerges as fastest growing higher education institution in state - BIZ - Northwest Louisiana

bizmagsb.com Shreveport, LA – Louisiana State University in Shreveport is now the fastest growing higher education institution in Louisiana in the last five years. The university boasts the largest freshman class in five years and the largest number of retained students in five years. Despite the COVID- ...

[09/24/20]   If you are interested in the MLA program and curious about what our graduates are doing, stay tuned! 😊
We will be doing a graduate spotlight where we highlight the achievements and experiences of our graduates.
And comment below if you have any questions you would like to ask them. 👇

theguardian.com 08/29/2020

Hadrian’s Wall dig reveals oldest Christian graffiti on chalice

theguardian.com Lead piece etched with religious iconography found in remains of 5th-century church

arklatexhomepage.com 05/08/2020

Revealing the reality of war. LSUS professor receives NEH grant to study what people think about war compared to veterans’ experiences

Congratulations to Dr Reibsome! This is a truly significant achievement!

arklatexhomepage.com SHREVEPORT, La. (KTAL/KMSS) – For the first time in Louisiana a certain type of research project is being funded by the National Endowment for the Humanities Division of Education Program Awa…

lithub.com 02/22/2020

On the Lost Lyric Poetry of Amelia Earhart

https://lithub.com/on-the-lost-lyric-poetry-of-amelia-earhart/

lithub.com Marriage is a privacy with many secrets. The union of famed aviatrix Amelia Earhart to her business manager and author-adventurer George Palmer Putnam in 1931 had many carefully constructed privaci…

lithub.com 01/25/2020

In 2019, more Americans went to the library than to the movies. Yes, really.

lithub.com The US film industry may have generated revenues somewhere in the region of $40 billion last year, but it seems Hollywood still has plenty of work to do if it wants to compete with that most hallow…

networks.h-net.org 12/31/2019

Overdyke Student Awards in North Louisiana History | H-Announce | H-Net

Call for papers with monetary awards!
https://networks.h-net.org/node/73374/announcements/4768710/overdyke-student-awards-north-louisiana-history?fbclid=IwAR11bbCeOjALp1N_7Pzw8lfRozMflPunZSemDPWXXDuCa2J-VIEfuVTbh_c

networks.h-net.org Announcement published by Kathleen Smith on Monday, September 23, 2019 Type: PrizeDate: March 23, 2020Location: Louisiana, United StatesSubject Fields: Humanities, Local History, Political History / Studies, Public HistoryOverdyke Student Awards in North Louisiana HistoryPlace, date, and time fo...

bbc.com 12/29/2019

Why ‘worthless’ humanities degrees may set you up for life

The challenge, of course, is to get people to read this who don't already understand its premise.

https://www.bbc.com/worklife/article/20190401-why-worthless-humanities-degrees-may-set-you-up-for-life

bbc.com Why bother with degrees like History or English? Here’s why the liberal arts could leave you better prepared for employment than you think.

cnn.com 12/25/2019

Photos: Reenacting the largest slave revolt in US history

How many of us in N. La. knew about the reenactment? For that matter, how many of us knew about the revolt? https://www.cnn.com/2019/11/10/us/gallery/slave-rebellion-reenactment/index.html

cnn.com Hundreds of reenactors marched along the Mississippi River this weekend in a reenactment of the 1811 German Coast slave uprising, the largest revolt of enslaved people in the history of the United States.

chronicle.com 12/16/2019

Why We Need to Talk More About Mental Health in Graduate School

Never feel that there is something wrong with you if you are struggling. It's not just graduate school. It's life. We all need to remember that it's OKAY to ask for help.

chronicle.com Getting the mental-health care that I so desperately needed was the best thing I ever did for myself as a doctoral student.

atlasobscura.com 12/12/2019

Why North Carolina Is the Most Linguistically Diverse State

More so than Louisiana? Do tell!
https://www.atlasobscura.com/articles/north-carolina-linguistics?utm_medium=atlas-page&utm_source=facebook.com&fbclid=IwAR2z_DY4hi0SPy83Jegpywh-QzhnCHdiAcaSADnRu8gL2d1Zv5pvi4qR8iM

atlasobscura.com And why it night not be so diverse for much longer.

bbc.com 11/28/2019

When the best way to take notes is by hand

Study proves that pen-and-paper beats laptop for note-taking!

https://www.bbc.com/future/article/20191122-when-the-best-way-to-take-notes-is-by-hand

bbc.com Most students take a laptop with them to lectures. But are there times when they might be better off taking a pad and pen?

marshallnewsmessenger.com 11/27/2019

Bishop Blue Foundation receives $50,000 grant

https://www.facebook.com/446705095866607/posts/620520921818356/

marshallnewsmessenger.com The Bishop Blue Foundation was one of 44 organizations selected by the National Park Service to preserve and highlight stories related to the African American struggle for equality in the

atlasobscura.com 11/26/2019

How Do You Decode a Hapax? (Also, What’s a Hapax?)

https://www.atlasobscura.com/articles/hapax-legomenon-hapaxes?utm_source=facebook.com&utm_medium=atlas-page

atlasobscura.com It's a word that only appears once in a work, author's oeuvre, or an entire language's written record.

lthp.org 11/22/2019

Request for 2020 Conference Session Proposals – Louisiana Trust for Historic Preservation

Call for papers.
https://www.facebook.com/958200047552458/posts/2652476318124814/

lthp.org Request for 2020 Conference Session Proposals Will Prince–News–November 19, 2019 The Louisiana Trust for Historic Preservation is now accepting session proposals for the 2020 Statewide Preservation Conference. The Conference will take place on Thursday April 16 and Friday April 17 with breakout ...

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