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Poinsettia auction breaks record, helps fund student scholarships




Brightly-colored poinsettias helped Louisiana Tech University’s Department of Agricultural Sciences bring in a lot of green at its annual Poinsettia Show and Auction held recently at Squire Creek Country Club. The auction brought in a record $25,575 that will primarily be used to fund student scholarships for the department. “I was pleased and surprised,” Kennedy [more]

COES students help move and construct playground equipment for City of Ruston




College of Engineering and Science students recently helped the Ruston Parks and Recreation Department move and construct playground equipment at Mayfield Park. Members of the Louisiana Tech chapters of Associated General Contractors (AGC), North American Society for Trenchless Technology (NASTT) and Bulldogs without Borders worked with the Ruston Parks and Recreation Department to move a [more]

Biochemist to speak as part of New Frontiers lecture series




Dr. Karen Kashmanian Oates, biochemist and dean of arts and sciences at Worcester Polytechnic Institute, will visit Louisiana Tech University on December 12 as a featured speaker of the New Frontiers in Biomedical Research lecture series. Oates’ presentation titled, “The Obligation of Knowledge,” will take place at 3:30 p.m. in University Hall on the Louisiana [more]

A. E. Phillips Lab School among Top 25 public schools in Louisiana




A.E. Phillips Laboratory School at Louisiana Tech University is one of the 25 best public schools in the state, according to its School Performance Score (SPS) released recently by the Louisiana Education Department as part of its 2016 accountability assessment of the state’s publically-funded schools. A.E. Phillips’ SPS of 126.7 is an increase of 3.5 [more]

Clinical residency aims to change teacher training in Louisiana




Reprinted with permission of the Monroe News-Star – Written by Hannah Baldwin (11/26/2016) http://www.thenewsstar.com/story/news/2016/11/26/clinical-residency-aims-change-teacher-training-louisiana/94075642/ Fourth-graders crowded around small, laminated cards stuck to the backs of chairs, sides of desks, cabinet doors and shelves around their classroom at Sallie Humble one Thursday morning early in November. The cards bore questions about the animal kingdom — how [more]

Department of Theatre to hold auditions for ‘She Kills Monsters’




Louisiana Tech’s Department of Theatre will be holding auditions for its third production of their comedic, thrilling, and farcical 2016 – 2017 season, She Kills Monsters, written by Qui Nguyen and directed by Mark D. Guinn. Come be a part of the sword-swinging action show inspired by Dungeons and Dragons, and written by Louisiana Tech [more]

Cast for ‘Opera Workshop: Love and Murder’ announced




Louisiana Tech University’s Department of Theatre and Stone Theatre is excited to announce its 15-member cast for, “Opera Workshop: Love and Murder,” directed by Dr. Lisa Maxedon, associate professor of music and director of the Opera Workshop at Louisiana Tech. This latest production and thrilling musical mash-up, featuring jazzy dance numbers and iconic Broadway musical [more]

SciTEC, CenturyLink partner for regional robotics event




Faculty from Louisiana Tech University and CenturyLink employees recently welcomed students from Louisiana and Arkansas for the inaugural Northeast Louisiana Regional Autonomous Robotics Circuit (RARC) hosted at CenturyLink headquarters in Monroe. The event, which was developed as an extension of the Bossier RARC competition developed and hosted by the Cyber Innovation Center’s NICERC division, featured [more]

Fall graduates encouraged to ‘enjoy the journey and attack life’




Life is about changes, and learning to roll with them is the most important lesson of all. That was the message presented by William E. Bradley, senior vice president for cyber engineering and technology services at CenturyLink, to 268 new graduates Saturday morning at Louisiana Tech University’s 318th Commencement Exercise at the Thomas Assembly Center. [more]

TTC director, professor elected to the National Academy of Construction




Dr. Tom Iseley, professor of civil engineering and construction engineering technology and director of the Trenchless Technology Center at Louisiana Tech University, has been elected to the Class of 2016 of the National Academy of Construction (NAC). Iseley was one of 30 new members elected to the Academy from a pool of over 300 national [more]