Bernd Schroeder, academic director and Edmondson/Crump Professor of Mathematics and Statistics at Louisiana Tech University, has been selected to receive the 2014 Mathematical Association of America Louisiana/Mississippi Section Award for Distinguished Teaching.
The award is given each year by the MAA to an outstanding mathematics faculty member who excels both inside and outside the classroom at teaching, preparing students for competitions, recruiting students to major in a mathematical science, and influencing the field beyond his or her institution.
“Overcome! A Special Night for Special Kids” is coming to Monroe’s Jack Howard Theater at 7 p.m. Saturday.
Sponsored by Care Solutions, the concert will feature 15-year-old singer Rion Paige, a 2013 finalist on the television show “The X Factor.” Paige is an example of overcoming obstacles in her life to follow her dream, which has ultimately blessed the lives of everyone who hears her.
She suffers from arthrogryposis multiplex congenital, a rare disorder that causes a curving of the joints. Paige’s joint formation resulted in hands that make it difficult to perform everyday tasks.
Third Judicial District Judge Cynthia T. Woodard was sworn in for her fourth term in office by her son, Russell Alan Woodard Jr. Holding the Bible for her swearing in was a granddaughter, Arabella Grace Polito. In December of 1996, Judge Woodard was first sworn in by now Federal District Court Judge Robert G. James at the same location with Russell Alan Woodard Jr., who is now an attorney, holding the same Bible.
Domestic Abuse Resistance Team Community Advocate Terrie Queen Autrey, left, reviews materials with Rachel Howard, hair stylist at Gallery Salon. The local salon is partnering with DART to hold a free domestic violence training event for salon professionals at 10 a.m. Aug. 31 at First National Bank.
"Many women who are abused by their intimate partners seldom go anywhere alone. Their hair appointments might be the one exception," Autrey said. "This brief training will offer information on signs of abuse and what the stylist might say to the client they believe may be in danger."