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Third SAGE lecture set

January 30, 2018 | McNeese Public Relations
Robert Carriker

Dr. Robert Carriker, professor of history at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette, will be bringing his stories about his History on the Move program to the McNeese State University SEED Center at 3 p.m. Monday, Feb. 5, as part of the 2018 Spring Sage Series.

Carriker, or “Dr. Boudin,” as he is sometimes known, will be talking about his experiences taking students from Louisiana on extended three-week history-centered field excursions to regions all over the country. His presentation will focus on Alaska.

Carriker came to McNeese for the 2017 Fall Sage Series to discuss the invention of his “Boudin and Cracklin King Cake,” a boudin stuffed bread topped with crackling crumbs and a drizzle of Steen’s Syrup.

“His talk was so popular, it earned him an immediate invitation back to McNeese,” according to May Gray, coordinator of the Leisure Learning program at McNeese.

At UL-Lafayette, he served as head of the history, geography and philosophy department for 13 years. He also served as project developer of Acadiana Historical, a mobile app that locates historic sites in Louisiana.

Lectures are open to the public and cost $59 for the series. For more information or to register, call 337-475-5616 or visit

Persons needing accommodations as provided by the Americans with Disabilities Act should contact the ADA Coordinator at 337-475-5428, voice; 337-475-5960, fax; 337-562-4227, TDD/TTY, hearing impaired, or by email at