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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]

History Department to co-host visiting scholar’s book talk on Mississippi’s “Hanging Bridge” and America’s civil rights century




The Louisiana Tech University History Department welcomes Dr. Jason Morgan Ward for a talk about his book, “Hanging Bridge: Racial Violence and America’s Civil Rights Century,” which has been recently published by Oxford University Press. Morgan’s talk will take place at the Lincoln Parish Library’s Events Center at 6:00 p.m. on Thursday, September 22.  All [more]

Department of Theatre holds auditions for “Tartuffe”




Louisiana Tech University’s Department of Theatre will be holding auditions for its first production of the 2016-2017 season, “Tartuffe,” written by Moliere and directed by Cherrie Sciro. Tartuffe auditions are open to the public and will be held at 7:30 p.m. on September 19 and 20 in Stone Theatre, located in Louisiana Tech’s Howard Center [more]

Historian, associate dean honored at Central American conference




Dr. Stephen Webre, the Garnie W. McGinty Chair in History and interim associate dean for Louisiana Tech University’s College of Liberal Arts, was recently honored for distinction at the 13th Central American Historical Congress held in Tegucigalpa, Honduras. In presenting the certificate of recognition on the behalf of congress authorities, Professor Rolando Sierra Fonseca, director [more]

Hurtig publishes internationally-authored French volume




Dr. Dolliann Hurtig, professor of French at Louisiana Tech University, is serving as the editor-in-chief of Allons au cinéma: Promoting French through Films, Volume II, published recently by the American Association of Teachers of French (AATF.) The volume includes articles by 17 authors writing on Francophone films around the globe.  All articles are written in [more]

Professor, historian presents at international conference in Mexico




Dr. Stephen Webre, a professor of history at Louisiana Tech University, was among a select group of researchers from 14 countries who recently gathered in Izamal, Yucatan, Mexico to present findings at the 10th International Congress of Mayanists – a triennial gathering of anthropologists, archaeologists, historians, linguists, and other specialists dedicated to the study of [more]

Kaczvinsky attends management, leadership institute at Harvard




Dr. Donald P. Kaczvinsky, dean of the College of Liberal Arts at Louisiana Tech University, recently participated in a professional development course at the Institute for Management and Leadership in Education (MLE) at Harvard University’s Graduate School of Education. The Institute, which is part of Harvard’s Programs in Professional Education, is designed for higher education [more]