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Ruston mayor encourages graduates to ‘be bold, be brave and believe’




Saturday, March 25 served as commencement for Louisiana Tech University’s 326 winter quarter graduates, and Ronny Walker, mayor of Ruston, served as the event’s keynote speaker. Walker focused on three words to emphasize to the graduates: bold, believe and brave. “I want to encourage you to be bold,” Walker said. “Bold in your work. Bold [more]

Medical illustration exhibit, auction to showcase student works




— Interdisciplinary course brings together art, science to create digital illustrations — Faculty from Louisiana Tech University’s School of Design, School of Biological Sciences and Biomedical Engineering program will showcase the digital art of their students at the 2nd Annual Student Digital Painting Art Exhibit and Auction, March 10 at the F.J. Taylor Visual Art [more]

Ruston mayor to deliver winter commencement keynote address




Ronny Walker, mayor of the City of Ruston, will serve as the keynote speaker for Louisiana Tech University’s winter commencement exercises at 10:00 a.m. February 25 at the Thomas Assembly Center. Walker has been deeply involved in the economic growth and civic well-being of Ruston and Lincoln Parish, both prior to and during his term [more]

Louisiana Tech first-year, senior students highly rate overall college experience




Ninety percent of first-year students and 89 percent of seniors at Louisiana Tech University said they would rate their overall educational experience at the institution as “excellent or good,” according to the National Survey of Student Engagement’s (NSSE) “Engagement Insights – Annual Results 2016” survey report. In addition to their feedback on their overall experience [more]

Growth, leadership highlights Louisiana Tech’s success in 2016




— Ten stories from past year that defined strength of university’s impacts and achievements — Institutional growth, strength of leadership and the significant impacts of its regional and national partnerships are just some of the successes that helped to define Louisiana Tech University in 2016. In chronological order, the following are ten of the most [more]

Kiplinger ranks Louisiana Tech as best public university value in Louisiana




Kiplinger, the nation’s most recognized publisher of business forecasts and personal finance advice, has ranked Louisiana Tech University No. 1 overall among the Louisiana’s public institutions in its Best College Values 2017 report released Thursday. Based on quality and affordability, Kiplinger’s Best College Value analyzed over 1,200 colleges and universities across the country to determine [more]

Louisiana Tech announces fall quarter honors students




Louisiana Tech University has announced the names of students on its fall quarter President’s and Dean’s honor lists. Students whose names are followed by an asterisk earned recognition as members of the President’s Honor List. That distinction signifies achievement of at least a 3.8 academic grade point average on a minimum of nine semester hours [more]

Fall graduates encouraged to ‘enjoy the journey and attack life’




Life is about changes, and learning to roll with them is the most important lesson of all. That was the message presented by William E. Bradley, senior vice president for cyber engineering and technology services at CenturyLink, to 268 new graduates Saturday morning at Louisiana Tech University’s 318th Commencement Exercise at the Thomas Assembly Center. [more]

Louisiana Tech creates scholarship to honor first African-American students




Louisiana Tech University and its Office of Multicultural Affairs have created a scholarship to honor the legacy of James Earl Potts and Bertha Bradford-Robinson, who were the first male and female African-American students to attend Louisiana Tech. The scholarship will support educational opportunities for minority students attending Louisiana Tech and will contribute to enriching the [more]