Miles Perret Cancer Services – 2020 Games Across Acadiana

Miles Perret Cancer Services was featured on the Discover Lafayette Podcast in 2019 to discuss its important mission in helping fund the needs of local families going through the physical, emotional, and financial effects of a family member getting a diagnosis of cancer. You can listen to the interview here. The organization was founded in […]

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Discover Lafayette’s Past: SLI’s Department of Engineering

In 1901, Ashby Woodson was the first teacher of manual training at the newly opened Southwestern Louisiana Industrial Institute, now known as UL Lafayette. Manual training was to eventually become known as the College of Engineering. Under a 1920 legislative act, Dr. Edwin L. Stephens, president of the university, organized departments that would eventually develop […]

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Discover Lafayette’s Past: Jefferson Theater

The Jefferson Theater opened on January 15, 1905 as it showcased its first production, a burlesque comedy called ‘Hoity-Toity’. Originally established as a venue for live acts and motion pictures, a new Jefferson Theater would later be built next door and the original building would become the Azalea Theater. Downtown Lafayette was able to sustain […]

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