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    Default Re: La Louisianne...what the hell?

    I recently went up to Fresno State on a recruiting trip for my job. I had never heard the University called anything but Fresno State. When I arrived on campus, I noticed that the proper name of the school, which is "California State University Fresno" was everywhere; on signage, stationary, brochures, etc.

    Even though the proper name of the university was used in many cases, they do not seem to have any problem with branding themselves as Fresno State. (Their official website does say Fresno State)

    Just an observation


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    Default Re: La Louisianne...what the hell?

    Quote Originally Posted by Crawfish View Post
    I recently went up to Fresno State on a recruiting trip for my job. I had never heard the University called anything but Fresno State. When I arrived on campus, the proper name of the school. which is "California State University Fresno" was everywhere; on signage, staitonary, brocures, etc.

    Even though the proper name of the university was used in many cases, they do not seem to have any problem with branding themselves as Fresno State. (their official website does say Fresno State)

    Just an observation
    Fresno State is a perfect example of a university calling itself what it wants to be called athletically and being accepted nationally, yet we can't seem to get any consistency in being called what we ask. There are many more that can be cited.

    Why can one department of the university, athletics, use LOUISIANA, while another department that produces La Louisiane, has to use UL Lafayette? The law requires use of the city tag when using University of Louisiana or UL. Use of LOUISIANA alone doesn't violate the law. Why can't La Louisiane use LOUISIANA to refer to the university like athletics does? We plaster LOUISIANA on our stadiums and uniforms, but use Louisiana's on the IPF and on our multi-colored logo. Yet, our publications can't seem to use the LOUISIANA reference athletically.

    The football team guide calls us LOUISIANA. Interestingly, instead of referring to use of the name under "Media Information", it does not mention "Who we are" until page 28 in the end of the student-athlete profiles. That makes no sense. Why not put it up front with the Media Information so it is clear to them. There is one sentence that is obscurely placed under "Our Name" that says "That name lasted until 1999 and was replaced by the University of Louisiana ... at Lafayette. Athletically, using the reference 'at Lafayette' is not necessary in the same examples as North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Texas at Austin and Tennessee at Knoxville". And the media is supposed to somehow pick up on this?

    Then, below "Who We Are" is a section called "Our Nickname and Mascot" where twice the amount of space is used discussing our mascot over our name.

    This whole name issue is so inconsistently and poorly handled by the university it is no wonder this debacle continues. We are 12 years into this and still can't make a definitive statement on what to call ourselves athletically. Any wonder no one else does either?

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    This is so COOL Re: La Louisianne...what the hell?

    Consistant winning will heal many wounds!


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    Default Re: La Louisianne...what the hell?

    Quote Originally Posted by NOCajun View Post
    La Louisianne is an official publication of the University. They're required by law to use the official name of the University in that publication, even when referring to athletics. Period.
    No, No, No, No, No, NOCajun!

    It is not law. It's a rule from the UL System.

    And remember, UL athletics breaks the rule all the time. In fact, I don't think they follow the rule anywhere.

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    Default Re: La Louisianne...what the hell?

    I just want to say that whoever gave me a red dot for starting a thread about being disappointed in the way we were referred to in La Louisianne is a punk.

    ...that is all.


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    Reading Kathleen Thames stuff is like reading Kathleen Thames full name 5 times in a single paragraph when a first or last name will do. At some point you have to go to to just first or last or title instead of the full Kathleen Thames.

    Now that Julie Simon Dronet is exonerated, or at least become her natural self and now that we know Julie's hands were tied with UL references . . .

    My question is; who is responsible for tying Kathleen Thames hands as far as no UL reference variations allowed in a Kathleen Thames article or Kathleen Thames publication? I hope it is not Kathleen Thames.

    I'm not a writer, but I would never do something like that.


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    Ragin' Cajuns Re: La Louisianne...what the hell?

    Quote Originally Posted by ultoday View Post
    No, No, No, No, No, NOCajun!

    It is not law. It's a rule from the UL System.

    And remember, UL athletics breaks the rule all the time. In fact, I don't think they follow the rule anywhere.
    Hope that doesn't mean you're going to call the police and RAT on 'em...

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    Default Re: La Louisianne...what the hell?

    Quote Originally Posted by Damon View Post
    You've also learned to enjoy your shaves.
    LOL!

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