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Louisiana Tech freshman enrollment up nearly 20 percent for second consecutive year

– Average freshman ACT rises to 24.7 as total enrollment increases by 2.3 percent – For the second consecutive year, Louisiana Tech University has seen a substantial increase in both the quantity and quality of its 2014 freshman class. According to the university’s fall 2014 enrollment report released Wednesday, the number of first-time freshmen enrolled [more]

PayScale.com ranks Louisiana Tech No. 1 in state in starting, mid-career salaries for graduates

Graduates from Louisiana Tech University earn higher median early career salaries and mid-career salaries than graduates from any other university in Louisiana, according to PayScale.com’s recently released 2014-2015 College Salary Report. Louisiana Tech ranks No. 1 among the state’s public and private institutions with early career graduates earning an average of $49,200 annually, followed by [more]

Louisiana Tech earns Tier One ranking from U.S. News & World Report

Louisiana Tech University has achieved a Tier One ranking among “National Universities” for the fourth consecutive year, according to U.S. News & World Report’s 2015 Best Colleges list released Tuesday. Louisiana Tech, along with LSU and Tulane University, were the only institutions in the state to achieve a Tier One “National Universities” ranking. Louisiana Tech [more]

Guice celebrates successes, shares plans for Louisiana Tech at fall meeting

Challenges met and challenges to be faced was the focus of Louisiana Tech University President Les Guice’s “State of the University” address Tuesday to faculty and staff at Louisiana Tech’s annual fall meeting. “Last year, we sat here together talking about new beginnings and opportunities,” Guice said of last year’s convocation only weeks after his [more]

First-Year Convocation welcomes, celebrates newest class of Tech students

It’s become a rite of passage for new students entering Louisiana Tech University and a tradition of new Bulldogs making the transition from high school to college. Louisiana Tech’s seventh annual First-Year Convocation will be held at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 3 in Howard Auditorium. All first-year students, as well as Louisiana Tech alumni and [more]

Tech commencement speaker encourages graduates to persevere

Find inner strength and embrace the search for meaning. This was the message Dr. Pauline Leonard, professor and department chair in Louisiana Tech’s College of Education, delivered during the summer commencement address. “It has been said that it’s the unanticipated transitions, even the negative ones that can provide the greatest opportunity for change and growth,” [more]

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]