New Orleans Events – Tuesday, August 11
NEW ORLEANS (AP) – Associated Press Louisiana Daybook for Tuesday, August 11.
Aug. 11. – Aug. 16 – KAPPA ALPHA PSI — Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc. holds its 82nd grand chapter meeting/ conclave in New Orleans through Aug. 16. More than 6,000 are scheduled to participate. 7:30 a.m. – 9:00 a.m. Community Service project to distribute computers to help increase students' interest in STEM fields. Location: St. Augustine High School, 2600 A.P. Tureaud Ave., New Orleans.
Aug. 11 – VITTER – HIGHER EDUCATION — U.S. Sen. David Vitter hosts a meeting with University of Louisiana at Lafayette President Dr. Joseph Savoie and administrators and a round-table discussion with students to discuss plans for higher education. He will have a media availability following those meetings, 8:30 a.m. Location: Louisiana-Lafayette campus, Student Union, The Art Gallery, 820 McKinley St., Lafayette.
Aug. 11 – INSURANCE MARKETS — Officials discuss the state of insurance markets, 10 years post-Hurricanes Katrina and Rita, 9:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Location: University of New Orleans, University Center, 2000 Lakeshore Dr., New Orleans.
Aug. 11 – BESE COMMITTEES — The following committees of the state Board of Elementary and Secondary Education meet. Location for all meetings: Room 1-100, The Louisiana Purchase Room, 1201 North Third St., Baton Rouge
— 9:00 a.m. 8(g) Public Hearing.
— 9:30 a.m. Administration and Finance
— 10:30 a.m. School Innovation and Turnaround
— 1:00 p.m. Educator Effectiveness
— 1:30 p.m. Academic Goals and Instructional Improvement
Aug. 11 – KATRINA – COASTAL RESTORATION — As the 10th anniversary of Hurricane Katrina nears, coastal restoration and community resiliency experts hold a press conference, 9:00 a.m. Location: Bayou Bienvenue, Wetland Triangle Platform, 2677 Caffin Ave., New Orleans.
Aug. 11 – VERNON SCHOOLS — Vernon Parish School Board will discuss a nearly $1.5 million Department of Defense Education Activity grant for five campuses in the school systems, 10:45 a.m. Location: Vernon Parish School Board, 201 Belview Rd., Leesville.
Aug. 11 – CASSIDY – SHREVEPORT — U.S. Sen. Bill Cassidy will address the North Shreveport Business Association Luncheon, 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. Location: Northwest Louisiana Technical College, Auditorium, Building E, 2010 North Market St., Shreveport.
Aug. 11 – NEW ORLEANS POLICE – SEXUAL ASSAULTS — New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu and Police Chief Michael Harrison announce reforms to ensure sexual assault cases are properly handled, 1:30 p.m. Location: Gallier Hall, Red Room, 545 St. Charles Ave., New Orleans.
Aug. 11 – CASSIDY – DESOTO — U.S. Sen. Bill Cassidy holds a town hall meeting in DeSoto Parish, 3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. Location: Community Center, 5208 Highway 3276, Stonewall.
Aug. 11 – CASSIDY – BOSSIER — U.S. Sen. Bill Cassidy holds a town hall meeting in Bossier Parish. 6:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. Location: Bossier Parish Sheriff's Substation, 2510 Viking Dr., Bossier City.
Aug. 11 – TAINTED WATER — State Sen. Troy E. Brown to host a community meeting in Ascension Parish to discuss recent findings of Naegleria Fowleri in the parish water system, 5:00 p.m., media availability; 6:00 p.m. town hall begins. Location: George R. Blum Community Center, 1501 Saint Patrick St., Donaldsonville.