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College of Education to offer new pathways to teacher certification




Louisiana Tech University’s College of Education is set to launch two new alternative teaching certification programs next month that will provide authentic classroom experience and a pathway for new educators to begin teaching in less than a year. The first program, a Master of Arts in Teaching, will lead to teacher certification as well as [more]

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Louisiana Tech marks history society’s 50th anniversary with new member induction




As spring quarter comes to an end, Louisiana Tech University’s department of history has something special to celebrate. May 2016 marks the 50th anniversary of the establishment on campus of Phi Alpha Theta, the national history honor society.  Chartered on May 21, 1966, Tech’s Lambda-Rho Chapter has risen to national prominence, winning best chapter honors [more]

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Computer scientist to present groundbreaking research




Dr. Ben Choi, associate professor of computer science at Louisiana Tech University, will present his research on a groundbreaking new technology that has the potential to revolutionize the computing industry during a keynote speech next month at the International Conference on Measurement Instrumentation and Electronics. Choi will present on a foundational architecture for designing and [more]

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Louisiana Tech spring graduates learn balance, expand worldview




Louisiana Tech University closed out its spring quarter Saturday with keynote speaker John Hofmeister, founder and chief executive for Citizens for Affordable Energy and former president of Shell Oil Company, reminding the 861 graduates that receiving their degrees from Louisiana Tech has helped shape their worldview, their flow with life and their balance. “The world [more]

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Louisiana Tech’s Alexander selected in composer’s competition




A Louisiana Tech University professor has been selected as one of 15 winners in an international composer’s competition. Dr. Joe L. Alexander, professor of music in Louisiana Tech’s School of Performing Arts, was among the 15 winners selected for the Fifteen Minutes of Fame: with Kenyon Wilson, tuba and Marcy J. Wilson, violin composers’ competition. [more]

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Louisiana Tech inducts new Order of the Engineer members




Louisiana Tech University and its College of Engineering and Science has inducted 62 new members into its chapter, “Link” of the “Order of the Engineer” – a national organization established and dedicated to upholding devotion to the standards and dignity of the engineering profession. During the ceremony, initiates received a stainless steel ring to wear [more]

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School of Literature and Language initiates new honor society members




Three honor societies for students excelling in French, Spanish and English in the Louisiana Tech University School of Literature and Language recently held initiations of new members. The Louisiana Tech chapter (Iota Sigma) of Pi Delta Phi, the National French Honor Society, held its initiation for new members May 13 at the home of member [more]

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Louisiana Tech to graduate five Grand Challenge Scholars




At Louisiana Tech University’s spring commencement, five engineering students will join a prestigious group of graduates from the National Academy of Engineering Grand Challenge Scholars Program (NAE GCSP). Caroline Bell (biomedical engineering from Metairie, La.), Sam Helman (mechanical engineering from Amarillo, Texas), Ryan Joseph (mechanical engineering from McKinney, Texas), Pranay Uttamchandani (chemical engineering from Dubai, [more]

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COES students present research, prototypes at Senior Projects Conference




Senior class students from Louisiana Tech University’s College of Engineering and Science showcased their solutions to real-world problems at the College of Engineering and Science Senior Projects Conference held recently on the Louisiana Tech campus. The students presented studies and designs as well as simulations illustrating solutions that could aid in international research and regional [more]

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School of Design partners with Ruston Farmers Market




May 7 was the opening day for this season’s Ruston Farmers Market, and with a new location came a new design, courtesy of Louisiana Tech University’s School of Design. The Farmers Market partnered with the School of Design for a service-learning project that included students from a studio art class creating a mural on the [more]