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Professional Aviation celebrates 50 years with AVFEST 2017




Louisiana Tech University’s Department of Professional Aviation is celebrating its 50th anniversary with its annual Aviation Festival (AVFEST) weekend for aviation students, staff, faculty, alumni and friends. AVFEST 2017 will take place April 28-29 on the Louisiana Tech campus and will begin with an alumni reception hosted by Louisiana Tech President Les Guice and a [more]

Louisiana Tech, BPCC partner to create pathway to CIS degree




Louisiana Tech University and Bossier Parish Community College (BPCC) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding that creates a pathway for students at BPCC who have completed their associate’s degree in business and are looking to pursue a bachelor’s degree at Louisiana Tech. Louisiana Tech President Les Guice was joined by BPCC Chancellor Rick Bateman, Jr. [more]

Louisiana Tech, Louisiana Economic Development to host CEO roundtables




Louisiana Tech University and Louisiana Economic Development (LED) are hosting a series of roundtable discussions for CEOs of established corporations with strong growth potential. Ten roundtable sessions will be spread out over the course of the year and are aimed at executives who can benefit from discussion of growth and development issues within their companies, [more]

Louisiana Tech set to host inaugural North Louisiana Health Analytics Conference




Healthcare professionals, educators and executives from around the region will join state officials and economic development leaders for the inaugural North Louisiana Health Analytics Conference, March 10 at the Willis-Knighton Innovation Center in Bossier City. The conference, hosted by Louisiana Tech University, brings together industry and education leaders to advocate for a healthier Louisiana and [more]

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




Saturday, February 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 in [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]