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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]

Louisiana Tech campus, facilities set to become tobacco-free

Effective August 1, Louisiana Tech University’s campus, instructional sites and facilities will become tobacco-free in accordance with Act 211 of the 2013 Louisiana State Legislative session which directs all public post-secondary educational institutions to develop smoke-free and/or tobacco-free policies for its campuses. Developed by Louisiana Tech’s Office of Environmental Health and Safety and approved by [more]

Outstanding faculty honored at spring commencement

Three Louisiana Tech University faculty members were honored for excellence in teaching, research and advising during last Saturday’s spring commencement ceremony at the Thomas Assembly Center. The 2014 Louisiana Tech University Foundation’s Professorship Award, F. Jay Taylor Undergraduate Teaching Award and Outstanding Undergraduate Faculty Advisor Award were presented before the 957 spring graduates and nearly [more]

Biggest graduating class, bright futures celebrated at spring commencement

It was only fitting that Saturday was one of the biggest days in the lives of 957 new Louisiana Tech University graduates. That’s because Louisiana Tech’s 308th Commencement Exercises featured its largest graduating class ever, resulting in a packed Thomas Assembly Center with nearly 10,000 graduates, faculty, family and friends in attendance to celebrate Tech’s [more]

Game Launch showcases student-designed games

Eight students. Three games. One opportunity to play them all. Students enrolled in Jerry Berg’s game design class at Louisiana Tech University will offer Tech and Ruston community members a chance to play the video games they have designed during spring quarter. This is the second game design class Berg has offered this year, and [more]

Contractors Educational Trust Fund gift to support COES’ engineering technology program

The Contractors Educational Trust Fund has generously donated $200,000 to Louisiana Tech University to establish a professional-in-residence position in Louisiana Tech’s construction engineering technology (CET) program. Steve Terrill, area manager with the Contractors Educational Trust Fund, presented Louisiana Tech President Les Guice with the gift during a ceremony last Friday.  The new position, which will [more]

ExxonMobil Foundation, past and present employees show support for Tech

Louisiana Tech University has received a generous gift of over $168,000 from the ExxonMobil Foundation, as a part of its 2013 Educational Matching Program, to advance the Foundation’s efforts to support students and teachers in improving math and science education across the nation. Troy O’Laughlin, planning advisor for Planning and Business Development at ExxonMobil Chemical [more]