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Department of Theatre to hold auditions for ‘She Kills Monsters’

Louisiana Tech’s Department of Theatre will be holding auditions for its third production of their comedic, thrilling, and farcical 2016 – 2017 season, She Kills Monsters, written by Qui Nguyen and directed by Mark D. Guinn. Come be a part of the sword-swinging action show inspired by Dungeons and Dragons, and written by Louisiana Tech [more]

Cast for ‘Opera Workshop: Love and Murder’ announced

Louisiana Tech University’s Department of Theatre and Stone Theatre is excited to announce its 15-member cast for, “Opera Workshop: Love and Murder,” directed by Dr. Lisa Maxedon, associate professor of music and director of the Opera Workshop at Louisiana Tech. This latest production and thrilling musical mash-up, featuring jazzy dance numbers and iconic Broadway musical [more]

History professor appointed to Oxford editorial board

Oxford University Press announced recently the appointment of Louisiana Tech University history professor Dr. Stephen Webre to serve as a senior editor of its long-term online reference project, the “Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Latin American History.” During his first three years on the project, Webre will be responsible for identifying potential topics for entries, as [more]

French professor elected president of consortium

Dr. Dolliann Margaret Hurtig, professor of French in the modern languages department in the School of Literature and Language at Louisiana Tech University, has been elected the new President of the CODOFIL Consortium. The Consortium of Louisiana Universities and Colleges is composed of one or more representatives from each college and university in the state [more]

Department of Theatre set to drop curtain on ‘Tartuffe’

Louisiana Tech’s Department of Theatre is set to premier its first production of the year next week in Tartuffe, directed by Cherrie Sciro, coordinator of theatre at Louisiana Tech. The cast and crew invite everyone to come experience this hilarious, thrilling, and famous farce in Stone Theatre, located in Louisiana Tech’s Howard Center for the [more]

English professor publishes book on technical communication in global context

A new book just published by Louisiana Tech University English professor Kirk St. Amant focuses on preparing technical writers, engineers and technical professionals to communicate effectively in an international market. Co-edited with Professor Madelyn Flammia of the University of Central Florida, the book, “Teaching and Training for Global Engineering: Perspectives on Culture and Professional Communication [more]

English instructor publishes novel

Genaro Kỳ Ly Smith, a Louisiana Tech University instructor of English, will read from his new novel, “The Land South of the Clouds,” at 6 p.m. Tuesday, November 1, in Room 105 of George T. Madison Hall on the Louisiana Tech campus. The new work, which will be released by University of Louisiana at Lafayette [more]

History organization receives national recognition

Louisiana Tech University’s Lambda-Rho Chapter of Phi Alpha Theta, History Honor Society, Inc., has once again brought home national honors in the society’s annual Best Chapter competition. According to Phi Alpha Theta national executive director Dr. Graydon A. “Jack” Tunstall, the Louisiana Tech chapter has been officially recognized as Best Chapter for 2016 in Division [more]

Theater professor publishes directing textbook

Paul B. Crook, a professor in Louisiana Tech University’s department of theater, has published a new directing textbook, “The Art and Practice of Directing for Theatre.” The text helps young directors learn how to discover, harness and meld the communication and vision of a production. Providing both a practical and theoretical foundation for directors, the [more]

Waggonner Center to host ‘musical roundtable’ on early American history

The Waggonner Center for Civic Engagement and Public Policy at Louisiana Tech University will sponsor an interdisciplinary roundtable discussion on the interpretation and presentation of America’s founding through “Hamilton: An American Musical,” at 6:00 p.m. September 28 in George T. Madison Hall (GTM) Room 105. One year ago, Lin-Manuel Miranda’s “Hamilton” cast album debuted, reinvigorating [more]