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new-orleans-tourismWhat's happening "Round Louisiana"today?

The World Trade Center and delegation of busines leaders are heading north to New York starting next week;  

 A Bayoubuzz offer you cannot refuse

The LED (Louisiana Economic Development has announced a job fair; A major annual gala is being criticized for its name; Part 2 of a Tyler Bridges-Jim Brown interview about New Orleans construction in the downtown and mid-city area; GNO Inc. has announced even good news about Laitram; Junior League is holding a special events;  And more..

Round Louisiana is a compilation of press releases focused upon Business and Not-for-profits:

WTC

New Orleans, LA- The World Trade Center of New Orleans (WTCNO), a non-profit organization that promotes and develops international trade in Louisiana, announced today that Chief Executive Officer Dominik Knoll and a delegation of government officials, private sector leaders, economic development agencies, and other Louisiana stakeholders will travel to New York for a three-day program on November 5-7, 2013. The delegation of international business leaders is co-organized and led by the Committee of 100 for Economic Development, Inc. (C100).

The mission of the briefing is to assist the state in attracting and retaining industry, ensuring quality jobs for Louisiana. Knoll, who serves on the Louisiana Board of International Commerce, an 18-member board governing all international responsibilities for the state of Louisiana, will lead the international business development segment. Meetings are scheduled with foreign trade officers, senior business executives, and national and global media outlets.

Topics at the briefing will focus on exploring economic development and investment opportunities in Louisiana. Knoll’s role is to ensure that participants are fully briefed on Louisiana’s economic position, the realities of doing business in Louisiana, and the message that Louisiana is a pro-business state.

“After Louisiana’s record breaking exports in 2012 and continued economic highlights in 2013, this is a great time to showcase our state to national business leaders,” said Knoll. “We are proud of what we are doing here in Louisiana, and want to spread the message that we are an attractive state for business.” Knoll works on a daily basis with top manufacturing and service industries including oil and gas, energy, agriculture and digital media, as well as government institutions and other professional organizations at the WTCNO.

Attendees of the briefing will participate in high-profile meetings that underscore key messages regarding Louisiana’s business environment, seafood industry, tourism promotion, and recovery efforts.

C100 Louisiana is a private nonprofit organization based in Baton Rouge, La. whose members include CEOs and other senior officers of leading Louisiana private and public companies, professional firms and universities.

For more information, please contact the World Trade Center of New Orleans at (504) 529-1601 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

New Orleans downtown construction: Tyler Bridges, Part 2

 

LED ANNOUNCES JOB FAIR

eleperformance – which serves companies around the world with customer care, technical support, customer acquisition and debt collection programs – will conduct a job fair Wednesday, Nov. 6 at the Shreveport Convention Center from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The job fair will be held at 400 Caddo St. in Shreveport and will be supported by LED FastStart® – the nation’s top-ranked state workforce development program.

The job fair seeks applicants interested in skilled hourly positions at the Teleperformance Shreveport facility. The event targets the following skilled positions (with six months of call center, customer service and/or sales experience): call center representatives and call center supervisors. Starting wages range from $9 an hour to $12 an hour. Work shifts vary by client need.

The Shreveport facility plans to hire more than 400 new employees in 2013, reaching the full target of 740 new jobs in 2014. Hiring will begin following the job fair, after applicants go through a job-screening and pre-employment assessment process. Applicants will be required to pass a drug screening and background check.

Interested parties may visit the website – teleperformance.com – for more information. Applicants may apply online or call Teleperformance Recruitment at 1.800.731.4357 either before or after the job fair. 

About Teleperformance

Teleperformance, the worldwide leader in outsourced multichannel customer experience, serves companies around the world. Teleperformance operates more than 100,000 computerized workstations, with 138,000 employees across more than 270 contact centers in 46 countries. It manages programs in more than 66 languages and dialects on behalf of major international companies operating in a wide variety of industries. Parent company Teleperformance SA, based in Paris, leads the BPO industry worldwide with more than 270 global contact centers, 138,000 employees and more than $3 billion in 2012 revenue.

Uneasy Big Easy

The Orleans Parish Prison Reform Coalition (OPPRC) recently learned of the fund-raising event “ Big Easy Speakeasy ” sponsored by the Louisiana Museum Foundation scheduled for Nov. 2, 2013.

The goal of the event is to raise funds to support Louisiana state museums, which is a worthy cause. What is not so worthy is the theme of the event, which is described as “An arresting experience with Jails, Jazz, and Bonnie & Clyde.” The banner headline for the event is “INCARCERATED For One Night Only!” and features several “notorious duos”, including the “lead Honorary Chair Criminal Masterminds” Lt. Gov. Jay Dardenne and New Orleans City Council President Jackie Clarkson. Prominent citizens and museum supporters are listed as “Bail Bondsmen” and “bail donations are being sought for the release of these notorious duos”.

This gala event is taking place at a time when the City of New Orleans has the highest incarceration rate of any city in the United States, Louisiana has the highest incarceration rate of any state in the U.S. and the U.S. has the highest incarceration rate of any country in the world.

Since April, 2006, 42 people have died in the custody of the Orleans Parish Sheriff’s Office (OPSO), many under highly questionable circumstances.

OPP is currently under a federal consent decree including court monitoring and oversight due to the unconstitutional conditions at the jail. Conditions at OPP were recently found to “offend contemporary notions of human decency” in federal court proceedings. In June, 2013, U.S. District Court Judge Lance Africk concluded that OPP is “an indelible stain on the community.” Both the size of the jail and the financial cost of operating such a dysfunctional system are currently issues of great public concern and public hearings in front of the New Orleans City Council.

In addition, there is a disparate impact of over-incarceration on the African American community, poor people, the mentally ill and those struggling with substance abuse issues. One of seven African American men in the City of New Orleans is under some kind of criminal justice system control, i.e., jail, prison, probation or parole. Many individuals in our jails and prisons suffer from mental illness and substance abuse issues. Instead of providing treatment or alternatives to incarceration, our state is closing down hospitals, slashing education and filling our jails and prisons at a higher rate than anywhere else in the world. The human cost of over-incarceration has been devastating to families and our community.

And in the midst of all of this, the Louisiana Museum Foundation has chosen to use the theme of jails and incarceration as a “fun” event to raise money to support the state museums.

The OPPRC has issued a public flyer ,“Incarceration is NOT a joke” which is attached to this press release, criticizing the “incredibly bad taste” of this fund-raising event, and urging those involved with the event to take this opportunity to educate themselves about the pressing issues facing our City regarding over-incarceration and the horrendous conditions in our jail.

OPPRC has also urged contributors to the Museum Foundation to make matching donations to the pre-trial services program of the Vera Foundation and/or the Orleans Public Defenders Office, which recently had to lay off staff and remains seriously underfunded. Organizations like Vera and the Orleans Public Defenders are critical to insuring that persons presumed innocent of an offense who are not a danger to the community or a risk of flight, are provided with reasonable pre-trial release conditions rather than being locked up for months awaiting trial in our notoriously dangerous jail.

In addition, Museum supporters are urged to support an exhibit and lecture program to travel throughout the state, about the history and impact of incarceration in Louisiana.

“It is disappointing that an organization such as the Louisiana Museum Foundation, and prominent political leaders of our city and state would sponsor and participate in such an ill-advised, insensitive event”, said Don Everard, a spokesperson for OPPRC. “ The devastating impact of Louisiana’s over-incarceration system on minority, poor and other vulnerable communities, is not funny. It concerns us that there is not a deeper awareness of the painful history of incarceration in our city and state, as well as the serious issues confronting us today regarding the appalling conditions of the Orleans Parish Prison. We have asked to meet with the Louisiana Museum Foundation Board, as well as Lt. Gov. Jay Dardenne and Council President Jackie Clarkson to express our concerns and discuss these matters further”

The Orleans Parish Prison Reform Coalition (OPPRC) is a group of concerned organizations and individuals from diverse political, economic and cultural backgrounds who represent a broad sector of the New Orleans community who have come together to advocate for a smaller jail and the reallocation of funds from incarceration and detention to building the infrastructure of a caring community.

Laitram

The global manufacturing company Laitram LLC, headquartered in Harahan, has entered into a partnership with Southeastern Louisiana University's engineering and industrial technology program to provide financial support and paid internships for students. The partnership was facilitated by Greater New Orleans, Inc. (GNO, Inc.) in an effort to link companies with workforce needs to local universities with the goal of filling workforce gaps. 

 

"This partnership between Laitram and Southeastern Louisiana University is proof of the innovative solutions that can be developed to meet unique workforce challenges," said Michael Hecht, President and CEO of Greater New Orleans, Inc. "GNO, Inc. looks forward to continuing to work with both Laitram and Southeastern and to facilitating similar relationships with other companies in the region facing workforce challenges." 

 

Laitram will contribute an initial $5,000 per year to the Southeastern program to assist students in purchasing materials and equipment needed to conduct the research, design and construction of required senior engineering projects. 

 

The company, which operates four divisions, is also providing paid internships and tuition reimbursement for several Southeastern engineering technology students each semester, allowing them to gain valuable job-related experience. 

 

"Both Laitram and Southeastern are committed to providing students with meaningful and rewarding internship opportunities while they attend school," said Franck LaBiche, director of human resources at Laitram. "Our partnership provides students with the opportunity to work in an advanced manufacturing environment where they can apply what they learn in school to real life problems and opportunities for improvement." 

 

"We were thrilled when we first formed this agreement with Laitram, but little did we know that it would be so successful this quickly," said McCarthy. "This is truly a testament to how good the students are in the engineering technology program and a testament to how well our faculty are teaching these students. We hope to form many more similar partnerships with other companies in the region to provide these opportunities to all of the students in the College of Science and Technology." 

 

“GNO, Inc. sees this public-private partnership between Southeastern and Laitram as a win-win-win model for industry, schools, and students,” said Jana Sikdar, Educational Liaison, Greater New Orleans Inc. “We look forward to facilitating similar workforce solutions that connect companies with critical workforce needs to exemplary schools, programs and students throughout the region. 

 

Five students have been hired as interns by Laitram to initiate the partnership. The students are all working in different departments. 

 

"This past summer I began an internship at Laitram's Intralox facility as an industrial engineering technician," said Nicholas Williams of Albany, an industrial technology major and one of the first students entering the program. "This opportunity has allowed me to experience first-hand how an international manufacturing company achieves customer satisfaction by retaining the highest standards of safety, quality and efficiency." 

 

“I am extremely thankful for this opportunity to come in and get hands on experience and learn more in my field of study and about Laitram,” said Xavier Brumfield of Franklinton, an Industrial Technology Supervision/Automated Systems major. “Working in the shops here at Laitram with other engineers has been one of the best opportunities of my life.” 

 

“It is very exciting to know that employers like Intralox value the education I am receiving at Southeastern,” said Justin Cifreo of Hammond, a Mechanical Engineering Technology major. “I have had the opportunity to design a few prototypes that I hope will save the company money, increase efficiency, and help Intralox deliver the best possible product to their costumer base. Seeing my idea come to life has been a rewarding experience here at Intralox.” 

 

Sebastian van Delden, head of the Department of Computer Science and Industrial Technology – which houses the engineering and industrial technology programs – said he greatly appreciates the financial support Laitram is providing to the program, as well as the student internships. 

 

"We see with each budget cycle a strong need for financial support of our technology programs," van Delden said. "This partnership also benefits Laitram since participating students will graduate with integral knowledge of Laitram's business model and could be an immediate asset to the company." 

 

Laitram employs more than 1,700 people worldwide and operates four divisions: Laitram Machinery, which services the seafood processing industry; Intralox, which manufactures plastic conveyor belt systems; Lapeyre Stairs, which fabricates stairs for industry; and Laitram Machine Shop, which provides high value machining operations.

Nintendo Art

Loyola University New Orleans junior Dianna Sanchez is one of five winners in a national Nintendo fan art competition commemorating the re-release of “The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker” for the video game corporation’s new console, Wii U.

Sanchez along with the other finalists received a Wii U and a copy of “The Wind Waker HD.” Her work— inspired by the video game—was also among the top 50 finalists whose art is displayed on the main screen at the currently touring “The Legend of Zelda: Symphony of the Goddesses” concert, where it is accompanied by iconic music from “The Legend of Zelda” series. At the Sept. 12 Seattle performance of the concert tour, Sanchez and the other winners had their art displayed in the lobby of the venue.

An avid gamer, the Texas native has been playing “The Legend of Zelda” series since she was a child. When a friend referred her to the contest, Sanchez didn’t hesitate to enter. She created the digital artwork in its entirety by using a drawing tablet and Adobe Photoshop.

“The game itself is very cutesy, but it has a really cool story line that’s very mature. I tried to draw my piece in the old, 1800s fairytale style of art, which is my favorite kind of art,” Sanchez said.

The Nintendo competition is just a stepping-stone for Sanchez, who recently changed her major from psychology to art and design. She hopes to combine her creative passion with her psychology studies to pursue a career in art therapy.

“One of the things I really like about Loyola is the message that you use your education to help others. It’s not so much about getting an education to make more money, but it’s about using the tools Loyola gives you to do things for other people,” Sanchez said. “That’s one of the reasons I decided I really wanted to pursue something in the psychological sciences.”

Get on Board Training Program: Workshop 2 in Series 

 

11/2/2013

When: Saturday the 2nd

From 8AM-4PM

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Junior League of New Orleans Headquarters

4319 Carondelet

New Orleans, Louisiana  70115

United States

Contact: JLNO Headquarters 

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The Junior League of New Orleans (JLNO) invites your organization to participate in its award-winning Get on Board program.

WORKSHOP TWO

Get on Board Participants will gain increased levels of competence and confidence in nonprofit board director's skills through workshops on topics such as roles and responsibilities, financial policies and fiduciary duties, legal considerations, strategic planning processes, and effective leadership development. Upon successful completion of the course, JLNO can match participants with a local nonprofit for a board of director's participation or a board internship.

Wine, Cheese and Therapies - Incite Your Senses! 

 

11/2/2013

When: Saturday the 2nd

From 6-10 PM

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Ristorante Giuseppe

4800 Line Avenue Suite A

Shreveport, Louisiana  71106

United States

Contact: Laura Brucia Hamm 

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New Orleans, LA- The World Trade Center of New Orleans (WTCNO), a non-profit organization that promotes and develops international trade in Louisiana, announced today that Chief Executive Officer Dominik Knoll and a delegation of government officials, private sector leaders, economic development agencies, and other Louisiana stakeholders will travel to New York for a three-day program on November 5-7, 2013. The delegation of international business leaders is co-organized and led by the Committee of 100 for Economic Development, Inc. (C100).

The mission of the briefing is to assist the state in attracting and retaining industry, ensuring quality jobs for Louisiana. Knoll, who serves on the Louisiana Board of International Commerce, an 18-member board governing all international responsibilities for the state of Louisiana, will lead the international business development segment. Meetings are scheduled with foreign trade officers, senior business executives, and national and global media outlets.

Topics at the briefing will focus on exploring economic development and investment opportunities in Louisiana. Knoll’s role is to ensure that participants are fully briefed on Louisiana’s economic position, the realities of doing business in Louisiana, and the message that Louisiana is a pro-business state.

“After Louisiana’s record breaking exports in 2012 and continued economic highlights in 2013, this is a great time to showcase our state to national business leaders,” said Knoll. “We are proud of what we are doing here in Louisiana, and want to spread the message that we are an attractive state for business.” Knoll works on a daily basis with top manufacturing and service industries including oil and gas, energy, agriculture and digital media, as well as government institutions and other professional organizations at the WTCNO.

Attendees of the briefing will participate in high-profile meetings that underscore key messages regarding Louisiana’s business environment, seafood industry, tourism promotion, and recovery efforts.

C100 Louisiana is a private nonprofit organization based in Baton Rouge, La. whose members include CEOs and other senior officers of leading Louisiana private and public companies, professional firms and universities.

For more information, please contact the World Trade Center of New Orleans at (504) 529-1601 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

eleperformance – which serves companies around the world with customer care, technical support, customer acquisition and debt collection programs – will conduct a job fair Wednesday, Nov. 6 at the Shreveport Convention Center from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The job fair will be held at 400 Caddo St. in Shreveport and will be supported by LED FastStart® – the nation’s top-ranked state workforce development program.

The job fair seeks applicants interested in skilled hourly positions at the Teleperformance Shreveport facility. The event targets the following skilled positions (with six months of call center, customer service and/or sales experience): call center representatives and call center supervisors. Starting wages range from $9 an hour to $12 an hour. Work shifts vary by client need.

The Shreveport facility plans to hire more than 400 new employees in 2013, reaching the full target of 740 new jobs in 2014. Hiring will begin following the job fair, after applicants go through a job-screening and pre-employment assessment process. Applicants will be required to pass a drug screening and background check.

Interested parties may visit the website – teleperformance.com – for more information. Applicants may apply online or call Teleperformance Recruitment at 1.800.731.4357 either before or after the job fair. 

About Teleperformance
Teleperformance, the worldwide leader in outsourced multichannel customer experience, serves companies around the world. Teleperformance operates more than 100,000 computerized workstations, with 138,000 employees across more than 270 contact centers in 46 countries. It manages programs in more than 66 languages and dialects on behalf of major international companies operating in a wide variety of industries. Parent company Teleperformance SA, based in Paris, leads the BPO industry worldwide with more than 270 global contact centers, 138,000 employees and more than $3 billion in 2012 revenue.

The Orleans Parish Prison Reform Coalition (OPPRC) recently learned of the fund-raising event “ Big Easy Speakeasy ” sponsored by the Louisiana Museum Foundation scheduled for Nov. 2, 2013.

The goal of the event is to raise funds to support Louisiana state museums, which is a worthy cause. What is not so worthy is the theme of the event, which is described as “An arresting experience with Jails, Jazz, and Bonnie & Clyde.” The banner headline for the event is “INCARCERATED For One Night Only!” and features several “notorious duos”, including the “lead Honorary Chair Criminal Masterminds” Lt. Gov. Jay Dardenne and New Orleans City Council President Jackie Clarkson. Prominent citizens and museum supporters are listed as “Bail Bondsmen” and “bail donations are being sought for the release of these notorious duos”.

This gala event is taking place at a time when the City of New Orleans has the highest incarceration rate of any city in the United States, Louisiana has the highest incarceration rate of any state in the U.S. and the U.S. has the highest incarceration rate of any country in the world.

Since April, 2006, 42 people have died in the custody of the Orleans Parish Sheriff’s Office (OPSO), many under highly questionable circumstances.

OPP is currently under a federal consent decree including court monitoring and oversight due to the unconstitutional conditions at the jail. Conditions at OPP were recently found to “offend contemporary notions of human decency” in federal court proceedings. In June, 2013, U.S. District Court Judge Lance Africk concluded that OPP is “an indelible stain on the community.” Both the size of the jail and the financial cost of operating such a dysfunctional system are currently issues of great public concern and public hearings in front of the New Orleans City Council.

In addition, there is a disparate impact of over-incarceration on the African American community, poor people, the mentally ill and those struggling with substance abuse issues. One of seven African American men in the City of New Orleans is under some kind of criminal justice system control, i.e., jail, prison, probation or parole. Many individuals in our jails and prisons suffer from mental illness and substance abuse issues. Instead of providing treatment or alternatives to incarceration, our state is closing down hospitals, slashing education and filling our jails and prisons at a higher rate than anywhere else in the world. The human cost of over-incarceration has been devastating to families and our community.

And in the midst of all of this, the Louisiana Museum Foundation has chosen to use the theme of jails and incarceration as a “fun” event to raise money to support the state museums.

The OPPRC has issued a public flyer ,“Incarceration is NOT a joke” which is attached to this press release, criticizing the “incredibly bad taste” of this fund-raising event, and urging those involved with the event to take this opportunity to educate themselves about the pressing issues facing our City regarding over-incarceration and the horrendous conditions in our jail.

OPPRC has also urged contributors to the Museum Foundation to make matching donations to the pre-trial services program of the Vera Foundation and/or the Orleans Public Defenders Office, which recently had to lay off staff and remains seriously underfunded. Organizations like Vera and the Orleans Public Defenders are critical to insuring that persons presumed innocent of an offense who are not a danger to the community or a risk of flight, are provided with reasonable pre-trial release conditions rather than being locked up for months awaiting trial in our notoriously dangerous jail.

In addition, Museum supporters are urged to support an exhibit and lecture program to travel throughout the state, about the history and impact of incarceration in Louisiana.

“It is disappointing that an organization such as the Louisiana Museum Foundation, and prominent political leaders of our city and state would sponsor and participate in such an ill-advised, insensitive event”, said Don Everard, a spokesperson for OPPRC. “ The devastating impact of Louisiana’s over-incarceration system on minority, poor and other vulnerable communities, is not funny. It concerns us that there is not a deeper awareness of the painful history of incarceration in our city and state, as well as the serious issues confronting us today regarding the appalling conditions of the Orleans Parish Prison. We have asked to meet with the Louisiana Museum Foundation Board, as well as Lt. Gov. Jay Dardenne and Council President Jackie Clarkson to express our concerns and discuss these matters further”

The Orleans Parish Prison Reform Coalition (OPPRC) is a group of concerned organizations and individuals from diverse political, economic and cultural backgrounds who represent a broad sector of the New Orleans community who have come together to advocate for a smaller jail and the reallocation of funds from incarceration and detention to building the infrastructure of a caring community.

 

The global manufacturing company Laitram LLC, headquartered in Harahan, has entered into a partnership with Southeastern Louisiana University's engineering and industrial technology program to provide financial support and paid internships for students. The partnership was facilitated by Greater New Orleans, Inc. (GNO, Inc.) in an effort to link companies with workforce needs to local universities with the goal of filling workforce gaps. 

"This partnership between Laitram and Southeastern Louisiana University is proof of the innovative solutions that can be developed to meet unique workforce challenges," said Michael Hecht, President and CEO of Greater New Orleans, Inc. "GNO, Inc. looks forward to continuing to work with both Laitram and Southeastern and to facilitating similar relationships with other companies in the region facing workforce challenges." 

Laitram will contribute an initial $5,000 per year to the Southeastern program to assist students in purchasing materials and equipment needed to conduct the research, design and construction of required senior engineering projects. 

The company, which operates four divisions, is also providing paid internships and tuition reimbursement for several Southeastern engineering technology students each semester, allowing them to gain valuable job-related experience. 

"Both Laitram and Southeastern are committed to providing students with meaningful and rewarding internship opportunities while they attend school," said Franck LaBiche, director of human resources at Laitram. "Our partnership provides students with the opportunity to work in an advanced manufacturing environment where they can apply what they learn in school to real life problems and opportunities for improvement." 

"We were thrilled when we first formed this agreement with Laitram, but little did we know that it would be so successful this quickly," said McCarthy. "This is truly a testament to how good the students are in the engineering technology program and a testament to how well our faculty are teaching these students. We hope to form many more similar partnerships with other companies in the region to provide these opportunities to all of the students in the College of Science and Technology." 

“GNO, Inc. sees this public-private partnership between Southeastern and Laitram as a win-win-win model for industry, schools, and students,” said Jana Sikdar, Educational Liaison, Greater New Orleans Inc. “We look forward to facilitating similar workforce solutions that connect companies with critical workforce needs to exemplary schools, programs and students throughout the region. 

Five students have been hired as interns by Laitram to initiate the partnership. The students are all working in different departments. 

"This past summer I began an internship at Laitram's Intralox facility as an industrial engineering technician," said Nicholas Williams of Albany, an industrial technology major and one of the first students entering the program. "This opportunity has allowed me to experience first-hand how an international manufacturing company achieves customer satisfaction by retaining the highest standards of safety, quality and efficiency." 

“I am extremely thankful for this opportunity to come in and get hands on experience and learn more in my field of study and about Laitram,” said Xavier Brumfield of Franklinton, an Industrial Technology Supervision/Automated Systems major. “Working in the shops here at Laitram with other engineers has been one of the best opportunities of my life.” 

“It is very exciting to know that employers like Intralox value the education I am receiving at Southeastern,” said Justin Cifreo of Hammond, a Mechanical Engineering Technology major. “I have had the opportunity to design a few prototypes that I hope will save the company money, increase efficiency, and help Intralox deliver the best possible product to their costumer base. Seeing my idea come to life has been a rewarding experience here at Intralox.” 

Sebastian van Delden, head of the Department of Computer Science and Industrial Technology – which houses the engineering and industrial technology programs – said he greatly appreciates the financial support Laitram is providing to the program, as well as the student internships. 

"We see with each budget cycle a strong need for financial support of our technology programs," van Delden said. "This partnership also benefits Laitram since participating students will graduate with integral knowledge of Laitram's business model and could be an immediate asset to the company." 

Laitram employs more than 1,700 people worldwide and operates four divisions: Laitram Machinery, which services the seafood processing industry; Intralox, which manufactures plastic conveyor belt systems; Lapeyre Stairs, which fabricates stairs for industry; and Laitram Machine Shop, which provides high value machining operations.

Loyola University New Orleans junior Dianna Sanchez is one of five winners in a national Nintendo fan art competition commemorating the re-release of “The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker” for the video game corporation’s new console, Wii U.

Sanchez along with the other finalists received a Wii U and a copy of “The Wind Waker HD.” Her work— inspired by the video game—was also among the top 50 finalists whose art is displayed on the main screen at the currently touring “The Legend of Zelda: Symphony of the Goddesses” concert, where it is accompanied by iconic music from “The Legend of Zelda” series. At the Sept. 12 Seattle performance of the concert tour, Sanchez and the other winners had their art displayed in the lobby of the venue.

An avid gamer, the Texas native has been playing “The Legend of Zelda” series since she was a child. When a friend referred her to the contest, Sanchez didn’t hesitate to enter. She created the digital artwork in its entirety by using a drawing tablet and Adobe Photoshop.

“The game itself is very cutesy, but it has a really cool story line that’s very mature. I tried to draw my piece in the old, 1800s fairytale style of art, which is my favorite kind of art,” Sanchez said.

The Nintendo competition is just a stepping-stone for Sanchez, who recently changed her major from psychology to art and design. She hopes to combine her creative passion with her psychology studies to pursue a career in art therapy.

“One of the things I really like about Loyola is the message that you use your education to help others. It’s not so much about getting an education to make more money, but it’s about using the tools Loyola gives you to do things for other people,” Sanchez said. “That’s one of the reasons I decided I really wanted to pursue something in the psychological sciences.”

Get on Board Training Program: Workshop 2 in Series 

Get on Board Training Program: Workshop 2 in Series

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11/2/2013

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Saturday the 2nd
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Junior League of New Orleans Headquarters
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New Orleans, Louisiana  70115
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The Junior League of New Orleans (JLNO) invites your organization to participate in its award-winning Get on Board program.

WORKSHOP TWO

Get on Board Participants will gain increased levels of competence and confidence in nonprofit board director's skills through workshops on topics such as roles and responsibilities, financial policies and fiduciary duties, legal considerations, strategic planning processes, and effective leadership development. Upon successful completion of the course, JLNO can match participants with a local nonprofit for a board of director's participation or a board internship.

Wine, Cheese and Therapies - Incite Your Senses! 

Wine, Cheese and Therapies - Incite Your Senses!

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Shreveport, Louisiana  71106
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