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Help Louisiana Tech celebrate Pi Day

Louisiana Tech is celebrating Pi Day — Wednesday, March 14 — with an endless list of fun activities. (The list is not really endless like pi, but there are still plenty of things to enjoy.) The center of Pi Day is the Tech seal in Centennial Plaza. There is no need to sign up: just [more]

Myrtis Orr joins Hall of Distinguished Alumni

Soon, there will be two Tower Medallions in the Virgil and Myrtis Orr household in rural Lincoln Parish. Louisiana Tech University’s Alumni Association will welcome Myrtis Orr into its Hall of Distinguished Alumni during Winter Commencement at 10 a.m. Saturday in the Thomas Assembly Center. She’ll also be awarded the Tower Medallion that accompanies this [more]

Grad spotlight: Jacie McClure

Editor’s note: This is the first in a series on Louisiana Tech University Winter 2018 graduates. Commencement will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, March 3, in the Thomas Assembly Center. Jacie McClure Age: 22 Hometown: Baton Rouge Degree: Kinesiology and Health Promotion One afternoon during her freshman year at Louisiana Tech, it all “kind [more]

Tech leads STEM education field again

Thirty trainees from 16 states met on the Louisiana Tech campus recently for a special weekend institute to help strengthen and empower STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) teachers. The STEM Center for Training and Learning (CTL) staff from the International Technology and Engineering Education Association (ITEEA) met with the trainees for the Engineering by [more]

Elementary education program continues to rank highly, draw praise

Louisiana Tech’s elementary education program is No. 2 in the country and No. 1 in the state in a ranking released by BestEducationDegrees.com. The “Best Bachelor’s in Elementary Education” recognition comes from BestEducationDegrees.com, which gathers and provides information on the best schools specializing in educational degrees “to enable, empower, and enhance the careers of education [more]

Tech’s counseling psychology doctoral programs ranked best in state, 26th nationally

Louisiana Tech University’ doctoral counseling psychology program is No. 1 in the state and No. 26 in the nation, according to rankings released by BestCounselingDegrees.net. Housed in the College of Education, Tech’s Ph.D. in counseling psychology emphasizes multicultural competence, research, and practicum experiences. BestCounselingDegrees.net created the rankings by comparing a compilation of the nation’s APA-sanctioned [more]

College of Education wins hospitality award

The Ruston Lincoln Parish Convention & Visitors Bureau recently announced that the Louisiana Tech University College of Education has won the 2017 Lincoln Parish Hospitality Award. The College of Education made noteworthy contributions to the tourism economy of Lincoln Parish in 2017 by working to host the National Field Experience Conference (NFEC) and hosting multiple [more]

Louisiana Tech ranked state’s best school with kinesiology, exercise science programs

Two education sites — StartClass.com and Universities.com — have ranked Louisiana Tech as the state’s best university to offer both kinesiology and exercise science programs. The results of the StartClass data placed Tech No. 1 ahead of No. 2 Louisiana College, then Louisiana-Monroe (ULM), McNeese State, and LSU-Shreveport. Universities.com also ranked Tech first, followed by [more]

A.E. Phillips Laboratory School Celebrates Centennial

A.E. Phillips, Louisiana Tech University’s Laboratory School, proudly turned 100 and is celebrating with events throughout the year. The celebration kicked off with a birthday party at the school during the first week of classes in August and continues with a weekend of events during Louisiana Tech’s Homecoming Friday and Saturday. The Centennial Celebration Dinner [more]

Inaugural Call Me MiSTER Program at Louisiana Tech University Gains Community Support

Jonesboro State Bank recently presented the Louisiana Tech University College of Education with a gift to support the new Call Me MiSTER program. The College of Education’s Call Me MiSTER (Mentors Instructing Students Toward Effective Role Models) program has a goal of expanding the pool of available teachers, including those from traditionally underrepresented populations in [more]