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PROGRAMMING SUCCESS: Fashion merchandising and retail studies program blends creativity with business acumen

This is the fourth article in a six-part series highlighting academic programs at Louisiana Tech University that are having significant impacts on the region and whose graduates are contributing to the growth of the economies, communities and competitiveness of north Louisiana. RUSTON, La. – Graduates from Louisiana Tech University are doing their part to keep [more]

Human ecology instructor elected to national board

Anita Pumphrey, instructor of human ecology in Louisiana Tech University’s College of Applied and Natural Sciences, has been elected to a two-year term as secretary on the Child Life Council’s Board of Directors. An active member of the Child Life Council since 1987, Pumphrey has served in a number of roles including a two-year stint [more]

Louisiana Tech professor chairs national experimental biology symposium

Dr. David K. Mills, professor of biological sciences and biomedical engineering at Louisiana Tech University, recently chaired a professional development symposium on social media and career development at the American Association of Anatomists’ Experimental Biology meetings in San Diego, Calif. The symposium included a discussion on the role of networking and social media in career [more]

Department of Agriculture honors students, faculty at annual banquet

Louisiana Tech University’s Department of Agriculture held its annual Scholarship and Awards Banquet recently, presenting more than $64,000 worth of scholarships to 50 continuing students and incoming freshmen. “We’re proud of the help we are able to give to our students through scholarships, and it’s things like the annual poinsettia sale each Christmas and the [more]

Louisiana Tech to conduct disaster drill with local public health, safety agencies

Louisiana Tech University’s Division of Nursing, Counseling Center and Police Department along with the Ruston Fire Department, Ruston Police Department, Northern Louisiana Medical Center and Green Clinic Surgical Hospital will join together to conduct a disaster drill on Thursday, April 17 at Hutchinson residential hall on the Louisiana Tech campus. The drill will be used [more]

Harvard professor to present final lecture in ‘New Frontiers’ series

Dr. Konrad Hochedlinger, professor of stem cell and regenerative biology at Harvard University and professor of medicine at Harvard Medical School, will present a lecture titled “Understanding Cellular Reprogramming and Pluripotency” at 4:00 p.m. April 14 in University Hall on the campus of Louisiana Tech University. Hochedlinger’s presentation will be the final session in Louisiana [more]

Youth4Health program helps youth, families develop healthy lifestyles

Young people and families throughout north Louisiana are discovering new ways and exciting ways to develop healthy lifestyles thanks to the “Youth4Health” community outreach program created by Louisiana Tech University’s School of Human Ecology. Funded by a 2012 grant from the U.S. Health Resources and Services Administration awarded to Dr. Heather McCollum, assistant professor of [more]

‘New Frontiers’ seminar series welcomes leading neuroscientist

Dr. Andrew Schwartz, professor of neurobiology at the University of Pittsburgh, will discuss his groundbreaking research during a presentation titled, “Progress Toward a High-Performance Brain-Machine Interface” as a part of the “New Frontiers in Biomedical Research” seminar series at Louisiana Tech University. The presentation will take place at 3:30 p.m., February 10 in University Hall [more]

Nursing students teach kids about health, nutrition

The children of West Monroe’s Lenwill Elementary learned about nutrition recently, but more importantly, than had fun in doing so thanks to the Louisiana Tech University Division of Nursing. Louisiana Tech’s Nursing Division sponsored its first Winter Carnival at the school as part of a community service learning project for Nursing 212: Child Health Maintenance. [more]

“New Frontiers” series welcomes renowned environmental, health researcher

Dr. Louis J. Guillette, professor of obstetrics and gynecology and director of the Marine Biomedicine and Environmental Sciences Center at the Medical University of South Carolina, will present two lectures on January 27 in Louisiana Tech’s University Hall as a part of the “New Frontiers in Biomedical Research: Impacts on Health and Society” seminar series. [more]