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Tech graduates largest class in history during two Saturday ceremonies

Louisiana Tech University graduated its largest class in University history during two commencement ceremonies Saturday. A total of 1061 graduates walked across the stage at the Thomas Assembly Center – 909 undergraduates received associate’s and bachelor’s degrees and 152 earned master’s and doctoral degrees. During his commencement address, Dr. Jim Henderson, president of the University [more]

Division of Nursing holds spring pinning ceremony

The Louisiana Tech University Division of Nursing held its traditional Pinning Ceremony for the Spring 2018 graduates at 6:30 p.m. Friday, May 18, 2018 in Howard Auditorium. Thirty-five graduates received their professional Louisiana Tech nursing pins. The graduates are as follows: Erica Lianne Baker Morgan Blazier Colvin Julianne Elizabeth Cousans Rachel Danzy Kimberly Anne Davidson Lindsey [more]

Student service beautifies retirement community

Residents in the Pecan Villa Retirement Community of Ruston will have fresh vegetables and a more attractive landscape for many years to come, thanks to a group of students involved in the Plant Science program at Louisiana Tech University. Greenscape, the University’s plant science club, recently completed the installation of a raised bed vegetable garden [more]

Graduate spotlight: Barrett Moore

Editor’s note: This is the second in a series on Louisiana Tech University Spring 2018 graduates. Commencement is Saturday, May 19, in the Thomas Assembly Center. The College of Applied and Natural Sciences, College of Business, and College of Engineering and Science commencement will begin at 10 a.m.; the College of Education and College of [more]

HIIM program named top in state for affordability

The Louisiana Tech University bachelor’s degree program in Health Informatics and Information Management (HIIM) was named the No. 5 most affordable program in the United States by Healthcare Administration Degree Programs, an online resource for students to learn more about undergraduate and graduate programs in healthcare administration. Louisiana Tech’s HIIM programs emphasize the development of [more]

Darland earns inaugural research, scholarship, and service award

Nancy Darland, Virginia Pennington Endowed Professor of Nursing at Louisiana Tech, recently received the inaugural Patricia E. Thompson Research, Scholarship and Service Award in recognition of her extraordinary dedication to excellence in each of those areas. The award was given by the area Beta Chi chapter of Sigma Theta Tau International (STTI), an organization that [more]

Cutting-edge research and clarity earn Clay prestigious Elton Prize

Dr. Natalie Clay, assistant professor in the School of Biological Sciences at Louisiana Tech, has won the prestigious 2017 Elton Prize, awarded annually by the British Ecological Society for the best paper in the Journal of Animal Ecology written by an early career author at the start of their research career. Her paper, “Towards a geography [more]

AFRI funds multi-university loblolly pine research

Dr. Joshua Adams, Louisiana Tech University forestry professor, joined a research group on a three-year study of loblolly pine that has earned a three-year, $463,075 grant from the USDA Agriculture and Food Research Initiative. The study, which will be conducted in partnership with faculty from the Louisiana State University AgCenter and Indiana University of Pennsylvania [more]

Louisiana Tech plans 48th annual livestock sale

Louisiana Tech University’s 48th annual University Farm Production Sale (www.livestocksale.latech.edu) will once again feature animals for sale with the proceeds to benefit the University’s program in agricultural sciences. The public will be able to purchase animals suitable for raising, breeding, riding, showing, and eating at the auction, which is scheduled for 1 p.m., Saturday, May [more]

Sigma Xi Distinguished Lecturer Series sets talk and book signing April 30

The Louisiana Tech Chapter of Sigma Xi, an honorary research society dedicated to interdisciplinary research and scientific communication, is sponsoring a talk and book signing by renowned researcher and author Dr. Lee Dugatkin as the Sigma Xi Distinguished Lecturer. His talk begins at 3:30 Monday April 30 in Room 134, University Hall. Books will be [more]