And if they're like Kappa Delta alumnae, they'll be back often. Sorority sisters from across the country gathered recently to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the chartering of Gamma Kappa Chapter of Kappa Delta sorority. Liz Surratt Snyder chaired the event, with assistance from alumnae from each of the five represented decades. Alums and their spouses and escorts renewed acquaintances at a cocktail party at the UL Lafayette Alumni House. Current chapter members joined their sisters for a luncheon the following day at the Hotel Acadiana, where memorabilia from 1956 to the present and music from The Wizard of Oz sparked fond memories. Corey Anding Steagall, former national Kappa Delta president, was the guest speaker. With the Kappa Delta Sorority motto in mind ' "Let us strive for that which is honorable, beautiful and highest" ' I can see these women will inspire greatness in all new members of Kappa Delta. Where can I sign up?
In the mixing-business-with-pleasure category, the Greater Lafayette Chamber of Commerce took a page from James Bond's book for its "Around the World"-themed gala on Friday, Jan. 26. The chamber introduced its newly elected board members for 2007 at the Cajundome Convention Center, and the only accessory missing was the red carpet. Hundreds of Acadiana's snappy dressers socialized with fellow colleagues through the evening. U. S. Sen. Mary Landrieu was one of the Chamber's special guests, and after a few words from the 71st chairman of the Chamber board of directors, John Bordelon, the evening's music kicked off with Robbie Bush Band. The dance floor filled up immediately. Around midnight it was time to leave; going around the world in one night is tough on your feet!
Party On! ' PG
The Acadiana Center for the Arts and the Lafayette Economic Development Authority have announced a new artist stipend program, ArtSpark, designed to offer financial aid to local artists.
A group supporting taxpayer-funded private school tuition vouchers is appealing a federal judge's order that Louisiana must provide regular reports to federal officials on the state's voucher program.
The Discovery Channel has canceled reality TV star Will Hayden's popular "Sons of Guns" show after his arrest on an aggravated rape charge.
The LPSB will finally hear from the attorney it hired to investigate the superintendent at a special meeting Thursday at 4 p.m.
I was interested to hear what Lessig would say to an almost exclusively conservative audience of successful businessmen and businesswomen in the heart of what is now a deeply red area of the country.
Three bedroom traditional or two bedroom Victorian cottage
Snuggle worthy wear
Acadiana's nightlife guide.
Authorities are investigating a report that a student there warned the principal of impending violence similar to that depicted in the movie "The Purge."
Saints cornerback Champ Bailey has played for more than a handful of playoff teams during a career that has seen him selected to 12 Pro Bowls.
Louisiana's Republican governor has filed a lawsuit against the Obama administration, accusing it of illegally using federal grant money and regulations to force states to adopt the Common Core education standards.
Police say a 56-year-old Lafayette man walking behind a dump truck died when the truck hit him as it was backing up.
Wednesday's Blogs from the Bog!
Fifa under fire for fake turf plans; freed journalist back home; corporate conversions rising and more national and international news for Wednesday, August 27, 2014.
Newly established honor recognizes outstanding local attorneys; Neuner and McGoffin win President's Award; and Blanchard named Outstanding Young Lawyer.
Daily paper constructing new digs near production plant on Rieger Road at Siegen Lane, near I-10.
Investigation finds Arnaud’s Furniture, Carroll Building Specialties and Crazy Charlie’s Shoes running misleading going-out-of-business sales.
Critics say workers and retirees are being held responsible for the Jindal administration's mismanagement of their program.
New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees is a proud papa of new baby girl.
The books on Louisiana's last budget year have been closed, but it took a bit of borrowing from this year to make the numbers work.
"This is yet another example of the failed leadership and lack of focus that Hunter Beasley has exhibited. He’s shown zero regard for kids, teachers or even passing a budget for the school year that’s already started."
Five bedroom Acadian style home or four bedroom traditional home
Cutting edge if you dare
The Iberia Parish Coroner responded Monday to the attention surrounding the questionable shooting of Victor White III, a black man from New Iberia who died April 2 while in the custody of local law enforcement.
Acadiana's nightlife guide.
Two months after lawmakers agreed to create a $40 million higher education incentive fund, no decisions have been made about how to divide the money.
With Drew Brees back healthy, the New Orleans Saints are free to work on the little things that can make the difference between a Super Bowl run and something less.
"Just as the devil does not deserve equal time with God, and a lie does not deserve equal time with the truth, the remarks of William Donahue have no place in any respectable journal seriously dealing with a serious story and pursuing truth."
Incumbent U.S. Sen. Mary Landrieu and her lead GOP challenger Congressman Bill Cassidy are running close when it comes to money. Landrieu has $5.5 million to Cassidy’s $5.6 million in the bank.
With expectations mounting that Gov. Bobby Jindal will soon announce his campaign for president, attention is turning to not only who he will bring along with him but also what will transpire politically back home during the transition.