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Louisiana Tech University to host televised gubernatorial debate

Louisiana Tech University and the Waggonner Center for Civic Engagement and Public Policy will host a televised gubernatorial debate at 6:00 p.m., October 15 that will feature the top four candidates in the race for Governor. Public Service Commissioner Scott Angelle (Republican), Lieutenant Governor Jay Dardenne (Republican), State Representative John Bel Edwards (Democrat) and U.S. [more]

Louisiana Tech University achieves record student enrollment

— Average freshman ACT score of at least 24.5 for third consecutive year — Louisiana Tech University has enrolled more students this fall than at any time in its 125-year history. According to its fall 2015 headcount announced Wednesday, Louisiana Tech has enrolled 12,414 students for the fall quarter – an increase of 1,143 or [more]

Biomedical engineer, Louisiana Tech alumnae to begin New Frontiers lecture series

The New Frontiers in Biomedical Research lecture series will kick-off its third year at Louisiana Tech University on September 21with a presentation by Dr. Michelle Dawson, assistant professor in the School of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering at Georgia Tech and 1999 Louisiana Tech alumnae. Dawson, whose research is focused on manipulating cell mechanics to control [more]

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

— No. 1 in nation among public National Universities for least amount of debt for graduates — For the fifth consecutive year, Louisiana Tech University has earned a Tier One ranking among “National Universities,” according to U.S. News & World Report’s 2016 Best Colleges list released Wednesday. Louisiana Tech, along with Tulane University and Louisiana [more]

Interdisciplinary research leading to new UAV technologies

— P9000 customizable UAV provides industries with new mapping, imaging opportunities — Faculty from a number of academic disciplines at Louisiana Tech University are working together to develop new and innovative technologies in unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV) that could impact industries from public safety to forestry to oil and gas exploration. Wesley Palmer, instructor of [more]

Louisiana Tech ranked No. 1 again in state in mid-career salaries for graduates

Graduates from Louisiana Tech University earn higher median mid-career salaries than graduates from any other university in Louisiana, according to PayScale.com’s newly released 2015-2016 College Salary Report. Louisiana Tech ranks No. 1 among Louisiana’s public and private institutions with mid-career graduates earning an average of $86,200 annually. Louisiana State University was second in the mid-career [more]

Stegall honors Louisiana Tech summer grads, encourages them to live the ‘Tenets of Tech’

Corre Stegall, former vice president for university advancement who recently retired after a distinguished 25-year career, served as keynote speaker Thursday morning for Louisiana Tech’s 313th commencement ceremony at the Thomas Assembly Center. Louisiana Tech President Les Guice honored the graduates with the awarding of 287 degrees including 18 doctorates. Before conferring their degrees, Guice [more]

Stegall to serve as Louisiana Tech summer commencement speaker

Louisiana Tech University’s summer commencement will take place at 10 a.m. Thursday, August 20 at the Thomas Assembly Center with Corre Stegall, former vice president for university advancement at Louisiana Tech, serving as keynote speaker. Stegall, who is a 1966 alumnae of Louisiana Tech, retired last month after a distinguished 25-year career at Louisiana Tech [more]

Happening XXXIV kicks-off new academic, athletic year

It happens every August, and it’s always an exciting way to kick off a new academic and athletic school year for Louisiana Tech University. The Happening XXXIV, presented by Argent Financial, will take place at 6 p.m., August 27 at the Monroe Civic Center and will again feature a relaxed and casual tailgate-style atmosphere with [more]