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Joie de Vivre

We prepare students to do more than earn a living. The lessons we offer about life transcend any textbook. Joie de vivre means living life fully, deeply. So we teach with the same passion that defines Cajun and Creole cultures. And we nurture students’ ability to listen, reflect, articulate and savor because these are tools for a lifetime of thoughtful citizenship.

For our students, joie de vivre means much more than being good company. It also means being a lively and discerning thinker.

The University library’s Cajun and Creole Music Collection consists of recordings published since 1928. It preserves and celebrates the diverse styles, genres and musical influences of Louisiana Cajuns and Creoles.