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College of Education to launch innovative Call Me MiSTER program

Call Me MiSTER (Mentors Instructing Students Toward Effective Role Models), an innovative new program focused on increasing the number of expertly-trained teachers from diverse backgrounds, is being launched this fall by Louisiana Tech University’s College of Education in an effort to recruit and support African American males to become highly-qualified elementary school teachers. With a [more]

Louisiana Tech receives $1 million gift from AEP Foundation to support new center

Louisiana Tech University received a generous $1 million gift Wednesday from Nicholas K. Akins, chairman, president and CEO of American Electric Power, and chairman of the AEP Foundation, to support a new Academic Success Center, including a cyber training center, located inside Bossier Parish Community College’s (BPCC) STEM Building in the National Cyber Research Park [more]

Louisiana Tech to establish academic, research center in National Cyber Research Park

Louisiana Tech University has partnered with the Cyber Innovation Center to establish a new Academic Success Center in the Bossier Parish Community College (BPCC) STEM Building at the National Cyber Research Park in Bossier City.  This facility will enable Louisiana Tech to enhance educational services, provide cyber education and research, support economic development and engage [more]

Great game, Dr. Jarrell

How he was able to do all the work involved in the delivering of 15,000 babies over a 50-year medical career and still have time attend more than 3,000 Louisiana Tech athletic events during the same half-century plus – more than anyone else in history — no one but Guthrie Jarrell will ever know.

Louisiana Tech announces spring honor students

Louisiana Tech University has announced the names of students on its spring quarter president’s and dean’s honor lists. Students whose names are followed by an asterisk earned recognition as members of the president’s honor list. That distinction signifies achievement of at least a 3.8 academic grade point average on a minimum of nine semester hours [more]

Family, child studies instructor honored with lifetime service award

The Association of Child Life Professionals Board of Directors will present Louisiana Tech University Family and Child Studies instructor Anita Pumphrey with a Distinguished Lifetime Service Award during the organization’s 35th annual conference that will be held this week in Las Vegas. Pumphrey started the first child life program at St. Francis Medical Center in [more]

Louisiana Tech, CenturyLink partner for regional robotics event

The third and final Regional Autonomous Robotics Circuit (RARC) of Northeast Louisiana (NELA) competition for the 2016-2017 academic year was held recently at CenturyLink Headquarters in Monroe, with Louisiana Tech University staff, parents, teachers, and community partners watching as students competed for the grand championship and bragging rights as the best robotics team in the [more]

Louisiana Tech, graduates celebrate historic milestones at spring commencement

— Governor John Bel Edwards encourages record 973 graduates to “work hard, never quit” — Louisiana Tech University and a record number of new graduates celebrated milestones Saturday as the school conducted its 320th Commencement Exercises before a standing room only crowd at the Thomas Assembly Center. Louisiana Governor John Bel Edwards served as keynote [more]

TOP DOG New Venture Championship winners announced

A total of $12,500 in cash and prizes were awarded recently to the most innovative, student-developed product and service ideas at the 2017 TOP DOG New Venture Championship at Louisiana Tech University. Awards were presented to the top three finishers in the competition with the “Lunch Pad” team of Jon Emas (supply chain), Nathaniel Foster [more]

Governor John Bel Edwards to keynote spring commencement

— President Emeritus Daniel D. Reneau to be inducted into Hall of Distinguished Alumni — Louisiana Governor John Bel Edwards will serve as the keynote speaker for Louisiana Tech University’s spring commencement ceremony at 10:00 a.m. May 20 at the Thomas Assembly Center. In addition to honoring its spring quarter graduates, Louisiana Tech will present [more]