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Waggonner Center to host ‘musical roundtable’ on early American history




The Waggonner Center for Civic Engagement and Public Policy at Louisiana Tech University will sponsor an interdisciplinary roundtable discussion on the interpretation and presentation of America’s founding through “Hamilton: An American Musical,” at 6:00 p.m. September 28 in George T. Madison Hall (GTM) Room 105. One year ago, Lin-Manuel Miranda’s “Hamilton” cast album debuted, reinvigorating [more]

College of Business receives funds for Student Managed Investment Fund




The College of Business at Louisiana Tech University has received over $100,000 of contributions and pledges to create a Student Managed Investment Fund (SMIF) that will be managed by undergraduate finance students who will be responsible for all investment research, portfolio positions and reporting. With initial seed capital provided by Louisiana Tech College of Business [more]

PayScale.com ranks Louisiana Tech No. 1 in state in average mid-career salaries




— Louisiana Tech also ranks No. 57 in nation among public institutions, No. 81 in research universities — Graduates with a bachelor’s degree from Louisiana Tech University earn higher average mid-career salaries than graduates from any other public or private university in the state, according to PayScale.com’s 2016-2017 College Salary Report released Tuesday. Louisiana Tech [more]

Louisiana Tech achieves record enrollment, increase in freshman class




— Freshman class tops 2,000 for fall 2016 and a nearly 55 percent increase in the past four years — Louisiana Tech University has enrolled more students this fall than at any time in its history, and has achieved a nearly 55 percent growth in first-time freshmen since fall of 2012. According to its fall [more]

Mechanical engineering professor develops new mechanism for strengthening materials




Dr. Kasra Momeni, assistant professor of mechanical engineering and director of the Advanced Hierarchical Materials by Design Lab at Louisiana Tech University, has discovered a new mechanism for strengthening nanomaterials and tailoring their properties to build superior structures. Momeni, in collaboration with researchers from Wright State University and the University of Göttingen in Germany, have [more]

College of Education dean to serve as president of state association




Dr. Don Schillinger, dean of Louisiana Tech University’s College of Education, has been elected to serve as president of the Louisiana Association of Colleges for Teacher Education (LACTE). “I am very honored and humbled to be entrusted with this leadership role by representatives of the higher education teaching programs throughout Louisiana and I will earnestly [more]

CBERS to co-host Industry Day 2016




The Louisiana Tech University Center for Biomedical Engineering and Rehabilitation Science (CBERS) will co-sponsor Industry Day 2016 along with the Center for Cardiovascular Diseases and Sciences at Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center, Shreveport (LSUHSC-S) and the Biomedical Research Foundation of Northern Louisiana (BRF) in Shreveport. The Industry Day 2016 conference will take place on [more]

A.E. Phillips Lab School named top elementary school in state




A.E. Phillips Laboratory School at Louisiana Tech University has been named Louisiana’s top elementary school by StartClass, an education research site powered by Graphiq – an international technology company that delivers insights and analyses from worldwide data. StartClass released its findings Wednesday, ranking the top elementary schools in every state based on metrics such as [more]

History Department to co-host visiting scholar’s book talk on Mississippi’s “Hanging Bridge” and America’s civil rights century




The Louisiana Tech University History Department welcomes Dr. Jason Morgan Ward for a talk about his book, “Hanging Bridge: Racial Violence and America’s Civil Rights Century,” which has been recently published by Oxford University Press. Morgan’s talk will take place at the Lincoln Parish Library’s Events Center at 6:00 p.m. on Thursday, September 22.  All [more]

Louisiana Tech earns another Tier One ranking from U.S. News & World Report




— For sixth consecutive year, Louisiana Tech is recognized among top National Universities — U.S. News & World Report has ranked Louisiana Tech University in its highest tier of “National Universities” for the sixth consecutive year, according to its 2017 Best Colleges list released Tuesday. Louisiana Tech and Louisiana State University were the only two [more]