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March 16, 2012

Dr. Nick J. BrunoA message to ULM faculty and staff from ULM President Nick J. Bruno

Dear Colleagues,

Since my arrival at ULM 15 months ago, I’ve attended—and enjoyed—a multitude of campus events, ranging from the arts to athletics. In recognizing the value of these events, I also saw an opportunity to maximize their effectiveness.

I realized these events possessed significant potential in showcasing the very best of our university. To assist our employees in securing the greatest possible attendance and the most appropriate facility for their events, I formed a small committee called the Events Management Group, or EMG. 

Many of our events with university-wide impact have conflicted with one another in the past, preventing our internal and external community from enjoying all that our institution has to offer. The EMG is charged with addressing that challenge. This committee will review the details of proposed ULM events, ensure that events do not conflict, and make certain each event has equal opportunity to achieve its potential. 

To address this challenge, the EMG will utilize software called Event Management System, or EMS. University events will be submitted online through this new system. Organizers of university events should submit their events only after communicating with the appropriate department chair or director.

Interim Computing Center Director Chance Eppinette will issue an email to our campus community later today, explaining this process in greater detail. I appreciate his diligence and that of Special Events Coordinator Priscilla Turner, Student Life Assistant Dean Nathan Hall and Media Relations Director Laura Woodard.  All of them have worked hard during the past year to ensure this new event planning policy is successful.

To learn more about the policy, I encourage you to visit:

ULM events allow us an opportunity to strengthen ULM's reputation of excellence and ensure significant visibility within our greater community. Your cooperation will make all the difference in this new initiative and is appreciated.

Thank you in advance.


Nick J. Bruno, Ph.D.