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Last Updated: Dec 5, 2017 URL: Print Guide

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August is LSU Health Shreveport 2017 United Way Campaign

Helping children succeed. Empowering healthy lives. Assisting in a crisis. The same things that inspire you to work for the Health Sciences Center and give your time and talents to help others in our community are the focus for United Way of Northwest Louisiana. Their programs serve individuals in a ten-parish area by funding programs that promote health, education, income and basic needs.


This year’s United Way campaign theme is “Live United”. We are each asked, “What will you Live United against?” It underscores the role each of us can play in the collective effort to make a difference in the lives of others, especially those in need. “To live better, we must Live United.”


We hope you will take a few minutes to read the materials on this LibGuide to learn more about the programs United Way supports. You will find many worthwhile organizations. Every donation helps these agencies make a difference to someone in need. You can even designate that your gift be directed to the LSU Health Sciences Foundation in Shreveport. Like the United Way, LSU Health Shreveport serves a critical role here in northwest Louisiana. Through a directed donation, you can do even more to help those we serve every day.


Our campus United Way campaign is under way and will continue through August 31. Please consider making a pledge for a one-time donation or a payroll deduction. Whatever you contribute would be appreciated.


All donations to United Way are tax-deductible. Please use a Pledge Form to make a donation. Please keep the bottom (pink) sheet for your records and return the white and yellow sheets in the enclosed envelope to David Duggar, Library.


You can attach cash or checks. If you wish to make a donation using payroll deduction, please include your Employee ID number and your Department on the Pledge Form. The 2018 calendar year has 12 and 26 pay periods respectively.


You may designate your donation for a specific agency or program when submitting the Pledge Form. For a complete list of agencies, please see the LibGuide,


Local Observances

  • Friday, Aug 4, 2017 to Saturday, Sep 9, 2017: "Against the Odds: Making a Difference in Global Health"
    “Against the Odds: Making a Difference in Global Health” is a traveling exhibit that is on display in the Health Sciences Library until Sept. 9. It explores the history of international health concerns and the activist groups addressing these issues.
  • Tuesday, Aug 29, 2017: Global Health in a Changing World
    The library is hosting “Global Health in a Changing World,” a grand rounds lecture that will be presented by Dr. L. Keith Scott, Professor of Pediatrics, Surgery and Medicine, at noon on Tuesday, Aug. 29 in the library computer lab (Room 1-417).
  • Tuesday, Aug 29, 2017: Hepatitis C and the Government's Role in Funding of Public Health
    U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy will speak on "Hepatitis C and the Government's Role in Funding of Public Health" at 1:30pm Tuesday, August 29 in the Auditorium (Room 1-400).
  • Tuesday, Sep 26, 2017: Life Savers Gala
    Support local cancer research through Feist-Weiller Cancer Center’s Life Savers Gala. Set for 7 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 16 at Sam’s Town Hotel and Casino, will celebrate the 20th anniversary of the fundraiser with the “Roaring into our 20's" theme.
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