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Deadline approaching for medical program Area high school juniors and seniors interested in learning about health careers are strongly urged apply for Central Louisiana Area Health Education Center’s "Day with Doctors" and "Day with AHEC" programs by Monday, Nov. 14. The "Day with Doctors" program is designed to expose students interested in becoming physicians to the daily experiences and challenges of a doctor. Hosted by LSU Health Sciences Center-Shreveport, students get to work up-close and personal with medical students, residents, and physicians. The "Day with AHEC" program is designed to introduce students to the varied healthcare career opportunities available at area colleges and universities — La. Tech University, University of Louisiana at Monroe and Northwestern State University in Natchitoches. The goal of each program is to connect students to careers. The program provides students a greater understanding of health careers and education resources, while providing a fun and memorable experience. Applications along with the eligibility requirements are available from high school counselors and on the CLAHEC website at www.clahec.org. Space is limited. For more information, contact call 746-0044 or visit www.clahec.org. Centenary College to benefit from $2.7M grant R. Owen Williams, president of the Associated Colleges of the South has announced the organization has received $2.7 million in funding from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation to support a five-year faculty advancement program. Centenary is one of 16 member schools in the ACS, a consortium of nationally recognized liberal arts colleges that includes Davidson, Washington & Lee and Rhodes. The grant will enable the ACS to provide significant financial support for faculty innovation at its 16 member colleges and universities, including Centenary. Funding will be available for projects in three areas: innovative instruction, collaborative curriculum, and inclusive teaching. The new programs developed will promote collaboration among the ACS institutions. A portion of the grant will be used to continue the ACS’s agenda of providing grants to faculty to fund initiatives in innovative pedagogy. Other projects will experiment with providing new, collaborative curricula, as well as combining resources across campuses to create entirely new courses and programs. A third emphasis will be on faculty diversity and inclusion. The Mellon Foundation helps colleges and universities respond to the current challenges affecting higher education, and fosters collaboration within and among institutions. Knights of Columbus in Bossier recognized The Knights of Columbus Council 4873 of Bossier City were recently recognized for their contributions to The Salvation Army Food Pantry. The Salvation Army Food Pantry provided emergency nutritional needs of...

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