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Tech Talk staff wins awards from Society of Professional Journalists

Staff members of Louisiana Tech’s student-run newspaper, The Tech Talk, received a variety of writing and photography awards for their from the Society of Professional Journalists. Six students on staff received awards from SPJ’s Region 12 Mark of Excellence contest. “Our Tech Talk staff continues to bring recognition and honor to the journalism department and [more]

Open Letter from Louisiana Tech University President Les Guice

Louisiana Tech family, friends and supporters: There was an event recently that has not occurred on the Louisiana Tech University campus in over 50 years: the investiture of the president.  The investiture brought together faculty, staff, students, alumni, community and colleagues from across the state to celebrate Louisiana Tech University. It was a time to [more]

Mantra Percussion performs at Tech

The Mantra Percussion, a Brooklyn-based ensemble, will perform on campus at 5 p.m. Tuesday, April 15 in Louisiana Tech’s School of Art gallery. The ensemble will perform and discuss Michael Gordon’s “Timber,” which they co-commissioned and premiered, and which is also the focus of a National Public Radio Music Field Recording. The group was recognized [more]

School of Performing Arts hosts concert

Louisiana Tech’s department of music in the School of Performing Arts will present a Mid-South chapter of the National Association of Composers, USA, concert. The event will begin at 2 p.m. Sunday, April 13 in the Recital Hall, located in Howard Auditorium. The concert will feature music by composers from Alabama, Louisiana, Mississippi and Tennessee. [more]

Hurtig, Glévéau give April presentations

Dolliann Hurtig, an associate professor of French at Louisiana Tech University, and Marie Glévéau, Fulbright teaching assistant in French from Rennes, France, made a presentation at the Louisiana Foreign Language Teachers’ spring conference in Shreveport. Their presentation, “Allons au Cinema,” delivered in French, reflects how much Francophone cinema is appreciated in America and abroad. The [more]

Guice ‘honored, grateful’ for opportunity to lead Louisiana Tech into the future

Nearly 1,000 friends, colleagues and members of the campus and local communities gathered in Louisiana Tech University’s Howard Auditorium Tuesday, to celebrate the investiture of Dr. Leslie K. Guice as Louisiana Tech’s 14th president. University of Louisiana System President Dr. Sandra Woodley officially conferred upon Guice the office and authority of the presidency and was [more]

Survey to evaluate undergraduate educational experience

Freshman and senior students will have the opportunity to express their opinions on various aspects of their educational experience at Louisiana Tech through an online survey being conducted by the National Survey of Student Engagement (NSSE). The survey will look at all facets of academic and student life for undergraduates.  Louisiana Tech plans to use [more]

48th Louisiana Composers Consortium concert to be performed

Louisiana Tech’s School of Performing Arts and department of music will present the 48th Louisiana Composers Consortium Concert at 3 p.m. Sunday, April 6. Dr. Joe L. Alexander, professor of music, will host the concert. Alexander is the head of music theory/composition, as well as the low brass instructor. The concert will feature music by [more]

Percussion Studio plans month of musical events

Louisiana Tech’s Percussion Studio is planning a variety of events for the month of April, including a performance by internationally known guest artist, an ensemble festival and a percussion clinic. On Friday, April 4, She-e Wu, an international percussionist, will perform at 7:30 p.m. in Stone Theatre. Wu is an associate professor of music and [more]