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(Photo by Doug Dugas/University of Louisiana at Lafayette)
Students study earlier this month in Edith Garland Dupre Library on the UL Lafayette campus.

Enrollment growth continues for UL Lafayette’s Graduate School

Graduate school enrollment is climbing at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette.
Fall 2020 graduate school enrollment is 2,430 students and marks a 46% growth over the past five years. UL Lafayette had 1,521 graduate students in Fall 2016.
Enrollment grew by 100 students between Fall 2019 and this semester. Dr. Mary Farmer-Kaiser, dean of the Graduate School, attributed the jump to the continued growth of online delivery of the MBA program and to increased retention rates across the University’s nearly 50 master’s and doctoral degree curriculums.

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Info needed for cattle theft in Vermilion Parish

BATON ROUGE – The Louisiana Department of Agriculture and Forestry (LDAF) Brand Commission and the Vermilion Parish Sheriff’s Office are looking for information regarding 10 head of cattle reported missing on September 21, 2020. The calves were last seen on a Dewberry Road property in the Leleux community.
“Our investigators have reason to believe the calves were taken from the property without permission from the owner,” said LDAF Commissioner Mike Strain, D.V.M. “We are seeking the public’s help in tracking them down.”

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Second, final application window of 2019-20 P-EBT closes Sept. 29 at 5 p.m.

BATON ROUGE — Louisiana families have one more week to apply for financial benefits from free and reduced-price school meals missed when schools closed in 2019-20 due to the pandemic. Eligible families who did not apply for the Pandemic Electronic Benefit Transfer (P-EBT) program in May and June can take advantage of the second application window that will remain open until September 29 at 5 p.m. This second application window for 2019-20 benefits opened September 8.

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Gov. Edwards Declares State of Emergency in Advance of Tropical Storm Beta

BATON ROUGE — On Monday, Gov. John Bel Edwards declared a state of emergency in advance of Tropical Storm Beta, which could impact Louisiana in the coming days, allowing the state to assist local governments with their response needs.
The National Weather Service has indicated that Tropical Storm Beta, which is currently located off the coast of Texas in the northwestern portion of the Gulf of Mexico, is expected to make landfall near the middle Texas coast late Monday or early Tuesday as a tropical storm.

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