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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]

Tech’s Hurtig presents at national conference

Dr. Dolliann Margaret Hurtig, Louisiana Tech associate professor in French, held three key roles at the occasion of the American Association of Teachers of French National Convention held at the Astor Hotel in New Orleans in July. Hurtig served as chairman of hospitality and procured letters from the Governor Bobby Jindal and New Orleans Mayor [more]

Louisiana Tech fans, alums kick off a new year at the Happening XXXIII

For friends, fans and alums of Louisiana Tech University, summer is a perfect time to celebrate the start of a new year and a new football season. The Happening XXXIII, presented by Argent Financial, will take place at 6 p.m., Aug. 22 at the Monroe Civic Center and feature a relaxed, tailgate-style atmosphere with remarks [more]

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]