If your searching for the premier conference center in Baton Rouge, look no further than the Lod Cook Conference Center on the campus of Louisiana State University. Whether it's business luncheons or wedding receptions, company meetings or class reunions, The Lod Cook Alumni Center can fulfill all of your needs with first-class service and accommodations. The Cook Alumni Center has nine meeting rooms totaling more than 12,300 square feet to fit your space requirements. With the award-winning Unique Cuisine catering on site, as well as The Cook Hotel, look no further than The Lod Cook Alumni Center.
Below, is the alphabetized listing of all of the available meeting rooms at the Lod Cook Alumni Center and The Cook Hotel. To book a room, please email Devon Breeding or call at 225.578.3829 or toll free at 1.888.746.4578.
For more information, please email Devon Breeding or call at 225.578.3829 or toll free at 1.888.746.4578.
Water Color Drawings by Margaret Stones
In 1976, to celebrate the American bicentennial and the fiftieth anniversary of LSU's Baton Rouge campus, the University commissioned Australian botanical illustrator Margaret Stones to produce six watercolor drawings of Louisiana's native flora. The drawings were so popular that LSU expanded the project to include 250 drawings, from which twelve were selected and reproduced as prints. Twelve of these prints are on display in the Center.
The second floor of the Center, home to the offices of the LSU Alumni Association and the LSU Foundation, also serves as an art gallery, housing works - donated by ARCO - by such notable Louisiana artists as Robert Gordy, George Rodrigue, and Elemore Morgan, as well as prints by John James Audobon.
LSU Ring Collection
Over the years, the LSU Alumni Association had received about a dozen class and commemorative rings from alumni and friends, the oldest dating from 1906. In 2013, these rings became the core of a new collection, displayed in the lobby of the Lod Cook Alumni Center. The display serves as a lasting tribute to the ring owners and imparts the unique LSU experience with thousands of visitors each year.
The impetus for the creation of the Museum, located next to the Lod Cook Alumni Center, was a donation to the LSU Alumni Asssociation by Jack and Priscilla Andonie of a personal collection of LSU sports memorabillia. Known as the Home of Champions, the Museum boasts an extensive collection celebrating LSU Athletics, including: