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Ruston mayor encourages graduates to ‘be bold, be brave and believe’




Saturday, March 25 served as commencement for Louisiana Tech University’s 326 winter quarter graduates, and Ronny Walker, mayor of Ruston, served as the event’s keynote speaker. Walker focused on three words to emphasize to the graduates: bold, believe and brave. “I want to encourage you to be bold,” Walker said. “Bold in your work. Bold [more]

COES students, professor win first place in Shell Eco-Car team competition




Four students and one faculty advisor from Louisiana Tech University’s Eco-Car team have won first place in the “Best Overall Team” category at a new event called “Hack-a-Truck,” sponsored by Shell Oil Company last weekend at Google’s headquarters in Palo Alto, California. Eight universities from across the country were invited to the event, and paired [more]

Medical illustration exhibit, auction to showcase student works




— Interdisciplinary course brings together art, science to create digital illustrations — Faculty from Louisiana Tech University’s School of Design, School of Biological Sciences and Biomedical Engineering program will showcase the digital art of their students at the 2nd Annual Student Digital Painting Art Exhibit and Auction, March 10 at the F.J. Taylor Visual Art [more]

Civil engineering professor receives state professionalism award




Dr. Norman Pumphrey, associate professor of civil engineering and program chair of construction engineering technology at Louisiana Tech University, has received the 2017 Professional Engineer Faculty Professionalism Award from the Louisiana Engineering Foundation. The award, which seeks to recognize faculty who encourage their colleagues and who benefit their students and the profession with the promotion [more]

Civil engineering students earn scholarships from DOTD




Ten Louisiana Tech University students majoring in civil engineering have each earned $1,000 scholarship awards from the Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development (DOTD). Cameron Broussard, Cody Abshire, Hunter Calhoon, Lane Brister, Matthew Upshaw, Ryan Barton, Stetson Keen, Taylor Cappe, Tyler Bridges and Victor Seth Bivens were selected from a highly-accomplished pool of applicants from across [more]

Louisiana Tech Concert Association set to raise curtain on ‘Romeo and Juliet’




The Louisiana Tech Concert Association welcomes the American Shakespeare Center’s 2016-2017 Hungry Hearts Tour for their production of William Shakespeare’s “Romeo and Juliet” at 7:30 p.m. February 21 in the Howard Center for the Performing Arts. With its ravishing language and uproarious comedy, “Romeo and Juliet” celebrates love’s triumph and trivialities. Verona’s walls embrace the [more]

Inaugural Integration Bee showcases students’ mathematics skills




Louisiana Tech University mathematics program recently held its inaugural Integration Bee – an integral calculus competition aimed at providing students with confidence in publicly solving complex mathematical problems. Organized by Dr. Jonathan Walters, lecturer of mathematics at Louisiana Tech, the Integration Bee featured 20 students from various majors within the College of Engineering and Science [more]

COES faculty, student elected to lead national biomedical engineering society




Two Louisiana Tech University biomedical engineering faculty members and one student have been appointed to leadership roles within the Alpha Eta Mu Beta (AHMB) National Biomedical Engineering Honor Society – an organization founded nearly 30 years ago by Louisiana Tech President Emeritus Dr. Daniel D. Reneau. Dr. Teresa Murray, assistant professor of biomedical engineering at [more]

Ruston mayor to deliver winter commencement keynote address




Ronny Walker, mayor of the City of Ruston, will serve as the keynote speaker for Louisiana Tech University’s winter commencement exercises at 10:00 a.m. February 25 at the Thomas Assembly Center. Walker has been deeply involved in the economic growth and civic well-being of Ruston and Lincoln Parish, both prior to and during his term [more]

Professor receives Nurse’s Touch Award from national organization




Patti McFadden, associate professor of nursing at Louisiana Tech University, has been named a recipient of the 2017 Nurse’s Touch Award from Assessment Technologies Institute (ATI) Nursing Education. ATI Nursing Education’s Nurse’s Touch Award honors outstanding educators for advancing professionalism, leadership and communication skills in nursing education programs.  McFadden was selected as one of four [more]