LSU to hold memorial service for professor killed in accident

LSU to hold memorial service for professor killed in accident

BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) - LSU will hold a public memorial to honor an English Professor who was killed earlier this month in East Feliciana Parish.

Elisabeth "Lisi" Oliver was killed on June 7 after she was hit by a truck while walking her bike along LA 952 north of LA 10.

The memorial service will take place Saturday, June 27 at 3 p.m. in the LSU Faculty Club. Parking will be available at the Student Union Square Parking Garage located on Raphael Semmes and at the LSU Law Lot.

According to LSU, Oliver received her PH.D. in linguistics at Harvard in 1995 and taught there for a year before joining the faculty at LSU. In 2011 she was named the Greater Houston Chapter Alumni Chair. She was appointed in the Department of English where she was a core faulty member of the interdepartmental Program in Linguistics. Oliver was also on the board of the Early English Laws Project, an international collaboration to re-edit the laws of early England.

Oliver has won numerous awards for both undergraduate and graduate teaching, including in 2013 the Southeastern Medieval Association Award for Outstanding Graduate Teaching.

At the time of the accident, Oliver had just been recently named Distinguished Research Master.

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