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Louisiana Tech part of engineering education initiative announced at White House

Louisiana Tech University is among more than 120 U.S. universities who are leading a transformative movement in engineering education that was announced recently at the White House. In a letter presented to President Barack Obama, Louisiana Tech and the other participating institutions have committed to establishing special educational programs designed to prepare undergraduates to solve [more]

Kennedy selected to lead College of Applied and Natural Sciences

Louisiana Tech University has selected Dr. Gary A. Kennedy, professor and head of its agricultural sciences department, as the new dean of the College of Applied and Natural Sciences. Pending approval from the University of Louisiana System Board of Supervisors, Kennedy assume leadership of Louisiana Tech’s College of Applied and Natural Sciences on June 1. [more]

COES professor, associate dean visits White House for science fair

Dr. Jenna Carpenter, associate dean for undergraduate studies in Louisiana Tech University’s College of Engineering and Science, visited the White House on Monday, and was on-hand as President Barack Obama interacted with young engineers and scientists from across the nation at the 2015 White House Science Fair. Carpenter, who serves as chair of the national [more]

COES student chapter of NASTT wins at 2015 No-Dig Show

Louisiana Tech University’s student chapter of NASTT (North American Society for Trenchless Technology) won two competitions at the NASTT 2015 No-Dig Show held last week in Denver, Colorado. The Louisiana Tech team won first place in the Student Chapter Presentation competition and first and second place in the Student Poster competition. Criteria used to rank [more]

Kinesiology faculty present, student honored at national conference

Louisiana Tech University kinesiology faculty Dr. Jean Chen, Dr. Ali Brian and C. Smiley Reeves were invited to present research posters at last week’s 2015 Society of Health and Physical Educators (SHAPE) America’s National Convention and Expo in Seattle, Washington. Joining Chen, Brian and Reeves was Jordan Ward, a graduate student in kinesiology at Louisiana [more]

New dean selected to lead College of Business

Dr. Christopher L. Martin, dean of the Frost School of Business at Centenary College in Shreveport, will assume leadership of Louisiana Tech University’s College of Business as its new dean, effective July 1. Pending approval from the University of Louisiana System Board of Supervisors, Martin will bring 21 years of administrative experience at public and [more]

Music department performs, hosts festival

Faculty and students from Louisiana Tech University’s department of music, as well as regional guests, will shine during two events happening this weekend. First, the Fourth North Louisiana Youth Percussion Ensemble Festival will kick off at 7:30 p.m. tonight in Howard Auditorium with a concert featuring guest artist and clinician, Anders Åstrand. Åstrand is a [more]

Award-winning poet to discuss, read poetry in GTM

Mississippi native R. Flowers Rivera, an award-winning poet, will discuss and read her poetry at Louisiana Tech University on March 24. Her public reading, followed by a book signing, is set for 6:30-7:30 p.m. in 105 George T. Madison Hall (GTM) Auditorium, on Railroad Avenue on the campus of Louisiana Tech. Prior to the public [more]

College of Business to host annual Banker’s Day

Local and regional banking executives will share their expertise on a variety of topics during the 11th annual William D. Tindoll Banker’s Day on Tuesday, March 31 in the Louisiana Tech University College of Business. “This event provides a unique opportunity for business and academia to collaborate in a college setting,” said Dr. Timothy Bisping, [more]

Waggonner Center to host debate in Howard Auditorium

Louisiana Tech University’s Waggonner Center for Civic Engagement and Public Policy will host a public debate titled, “Consumer of Citizen: How Do YOU Choose When You Vote?,” at 10:00 a.m. March 26 in the Howard Center for the Performing Arts on the Louisiana Tech campus. Dr. James R. Stoner, Jr., professor of political science at [more]