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Webre promotes new book in Guatemala

Louisiana Tech University history professor Dr. Stephen Webre traveled to Guatemala recently to take part in activities boosting his latest publication, a book titled “La época colonial en Guatemala: Estudios de historia cultural y social” (“The Colonial Era in Guatemala: Studies in Cultural and Social History”). Published by the San Carlos University Press in Guatemala [more]

Faculty member presents at Central American conference

The Garnie W. McGinty professor of history and interim associate dean of the College of Liberal Arts at Louisiana Tech University presented research at the 12th Central American Historical Congress in San Salvador, El Salvador. Dr. Stephen Webre was one of about 600 scholars from more than a dozen countries who gathered at the University [more]

Department chair to serve as keynote speaker for graduation

Louisiana Tech’s summer commencement ceremonies will begin at 10 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 21, and the university’s own Dr. Pauline E. Leonard will serve as keynote speaker. Leonard, the department chair of curriculum, instruction and leadership in the College of Education, received her Ph.D. from the University of Toronto and her M.Ed. from St. Francis Xavier [more]

Chinese language courses to be taught at Tech

Louisiana Tech’s School of Literature and Language will offer a course in beginning Chinese in the fall quarter on Monday, Wednesday, Friday from 2-3:15 p.m. Ziyi Jiang, a native of Xi’an, Shaanxi, China, will teach the class. Jiang has an M.A. in English composition, applied linguistics and Teaching English as a Second Language from California [more]

Tech’s Hurtig presents at national conference

Dr. Dolliann Margaret Hurtig, Louisiana Tech associate professor in French, held three key roles at the occasion of the American Association of Teachers of French National Convention held at the Astor Hotel in New Orleans in July. Hurtig served as chairman of hospitality and procured letters from the Governor Bobby Jindal and New Orleans Mayor [more]

Louisiana Tech fans, alums kick off a new year at the Happening XXXIII

For friends, fans and alums of Louisiana Tech University, summer is a perfect time to celebrate the start of a new year and a new football season. The Happening XXXIII, presented by Argent Financial, will take place at 6 p.m., Aug. 22 at the Monroe Civic Center and feature a relaxed, tailgate-style atmosphere with remarks [more]

Money magazine ranks Louisiana Tech among nation’s best college values

Money magazine has ranked Louisiana Tech University as one of the nation’s best college values according to its 2014 Best Colleges list released Monday. Of the nation’s approximately 1,500 four-year colleges, Money magazine ranked the top 665, placing Louisiana Tech at No. 154 nationally and second among all Louisiana public and private institutions. LSU ranked [more]

Children’s tools are products of interdisciplinary collaboration

Speech, communication, typography and storytelling are all merging together for three Louisiana Tech professors’ interdisciplinary research focusing on fostering children’s development. Todd Maggio, an associate professor of art, and speech faculty members Dr. Kerri Phillips and Christina Madix, are the creative minds behind LMNOBeasts, an educational and therapeutic tool that, as Maggio said, is “also [more]

Five Tech students compete for Miss Louisiana

This week, 32 young women will compete for the title of Miss Louisiana, and five of those women bleed Tech red and blue. The five competitors are: Miss Spirit of Ruston Anna Blake, an incoming freshman from Ruston; Miss Pride of Monroe Abby Chowns, a senior from Monroe; Miss Louisiana Bayou Caroline Daughdrill, a junior [more]

Tech’s theater honor society presents SPARE NONE

Louisiana Tech’s Alpha Psi Omega National Theatre Honor Society will present SPARE NONE, two one-act plays as part of the Spare Change Initiative in Theatre. The student-written plays will begin each night at 5:30 p.m. June 27-28 in the Shakespeare Garden, located in the George T. Madison Hall courtyard. The plays to be performed are [more]