BATON ROUGE, La. (BRPROUD) — Ahead of LSU and Southern University’s Sept. 10 matchup in Tiger Stadium, both schools have planned a series of community events.
Community events schedule shared by LSU:
“Sidelining Hunger” Canned Food Drive Challenge
Who: Hosted by LSU and SU Student Government Associations
What: Student bodies will collect items for the Greater Baton Rouge Food Bank to highlight food insecurity throughout the community, including college students.
When: Aug. 29 to Sept. 9
Where: LSU Student Union and University Recreation Center; Southern University Smith-Brown Student Union
Community Impact Luncheon & A&M Agenda Signing
What: This event will celebrate the joint economic impact of LSU and SU including jobs, expenditures and research. The A&M Agenda will be formally signed by LSU President William F. Tate IV and Southern University President Dennis J. Shields.
When: Tuesday, Sept. 6 at 11 a.m.
Where: LSU Business Education Complex (S. Quad Drive Baton Rouge, LA 70808)
LSU and Southern Laboratory Schools Walls Project Collaboration
What: Students from LSU Laboratory School and Southern University Laboratory School are joining forces with artist Morgan Udoh of the Walls Project in the creation of a mural that will feature the exemplary education these two demonstration schools offer their own students as well as the state’s education community through the development, implementation and demonstration of exemplary programs and instructional practices.
When: 9 a.m.
Where: 5339 Choctaw Drive, Baton Rouge, LA
A&M Showcase by Verizon
What: The showcase will highlight academic offerings including pathway programs from campuses across Baton Rouge of both institutions to local middle/high school students. Event in sponsored by Verizon and in partnership with Mayor’s Office.
When: Wednesday, Sept. 7 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Where: The Raising Cane’s River Center (275 S. River Rd Baton Rouge LA 70802)
“Champions of Education: Perspectives from Classroom Teachers” Education Forum
What: Panel discussion that celebrates the teaching profession and focuses on addressing teacher recruitment and retention issues in Louisiana; moderated my Commissioner of Higher Education, Dr. Kim Hunter Reed.
When: Wednesday, Sept. 7 at 7 p.m., preceded by “Teacher Tailgate” from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Where: BREC Independence Theater (7800 Independence Blvd, Baton Rouge, LA 70806)
“Coffee & Conversation” Academic Roundtable Discussion
What: Southern University Provost Bijoy Sahoo and LSU Executive Vice President & Provost Roy Haggerty will lead deans in discussion regarding the A&M Agenda, particularly the importance of creating academic pathways between the two institutions.
When: Thursday, Sept. 8 at 8 a.m.
Where: Valdry Center for Philanthropy at Southern University (598 Harding Boulevard, Baton Rouge, La. 70807)
LSU Board of Supervisors Reconvene for Full Meeting
What: LSU President William F. Tate IV will highlight the “A&M Agenda” with Southern University in his report. This board meeting will also include change of leadership of the chair and chair-elect.
When: Friday, Sept. 9 at 9 a.m.
Where: The University Administration Building (3810 W Lakeshore Dr. Baton Rouge, LA 70808)
SUxLSU Entrepreneurship Conference
What: A conference to empower and current aspiring business leaders from both institutions; co-hosted by the Mayor’s Office and Small Business Administration. Conference includes keynotes from LSU and Southern University alumni in business, including Sevetri Wilson, SBA Region VI Administrator Ted James, and Raising Cane’s CEO Todd Graves.
When: Friday, Sept. 9 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Where: Louisiana State Museum- Capital Park (Museum, 660 N. 4th St. Baton Rouge, LA 70802)
“A Golden Affair” Sneaker Social
What: Governor John Bel Edwards hosts a fundraiser to benefit initiatives of the A&M Agenda
When: Friday, Sept. 9 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Where: The Governor’s Mansion (1001 Capitol Access Rd Baton Rouge, LA 70802)
Culmination of “Sidelining Hunger” Canned Food Drive Challenge
When: Saturday, Sept. 10, time TBA
Where: Greater Baton Rouge Food Bank (10600 S Choctaw Dr, Baton Rouge LA 70815).
Southern University Board of Supervisors Meeting
What: President Shields will announce the “A&M Agenda” in his report. SU President-Chancellor Dennis J. Shields will update the Board on the “A&M Agenda.” LSU President William F. Tate IV will attend as a guest.
When: Friday, Sept. 16 at 9 a.m.
Where: Southern University J.S. Clark Administration Building, 2nd Floor (730 Harding Blvd, Baton Rouge, LA 70807)