In an announcement made Monday at Lafayette Economic Development Authority in Lafayette, La. Governor Bobby Jindal and CGI executive James Peake say the company has selected the University of Louisiana at Lafayette's 143-acre Research Park to establish a technology center that will create 400 direct jobs, and at full employment, will result in an additional 405 new indirect jobs and will have a total annual payroll of about $22 million.
I know, I had to read that a few times too before it really sank in. Here in Acadiana, we’re lucky enough to make it onto numerous great top 10 lists…food, business, tourism and culture to name a few. I guess the law of averages eventually wouldn’t play in our favor at some point, and it looks like that time is now…or is it?
Potpourri, for some people it's the stuff you put in your underwear drawer for us in South Louisiana it's an opportunity to extend our education. The University of Louisiana offers Potpourri classes for students of all ages and the opportunities to increase your knowledge are as plentiful as mosquitoes on a balmy Summer evening.
973 the Dawg has learned the sad news of the death of former men's basketball coach Beryl Shipley. Many of the championship banners that now hang in the Cajundome were put there because of the success of teams under the direction of Shipley. 973 The Dawg extends condolences to Coach Shipley'sfamily and friends and to his many fans through the years.