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Poet, professor to read works during visit to Louisiana Tech

Cleopatra Mathis, poet and professor of creative writing at Dartmouth College, will read and speak about her poetry at 5:30 p.m. October 23 in room 105 of George T. Madison Hall on the campus of Louisiana Tech University. Mathis, a Ruston native, will speak to Louisiana Tech’s Sigma Tau Delta English honorary society, Poetry Society, [more]

History honor society chapter earns national distinctions

Louisiana Tech University’s Lambda-Rho Chapter of the Phi Alpha Theta History Honor Society, has earned national honors as the Division IV Best Chapter for 2014 and as the recipient of this year’s Nels A. Cleven Award. Chapters in Division IV are from colleges and universities with enrollments of between 10,000 and 15,000 students. Judging for [more]

Theatre Department announces auditions for year’s first stage production

Auditions for Laundry and Bourbon and Lone Star, the Louisiana Tech University Department of Theatre’s first production of the 2014-2015 school year, will be held from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m., September 15 in Stone Theatre, located in the Howard Center for the Performing Arts on the Louisiana Tech campus. Laundry and Bourbon and Lone [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]

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]

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]

Awards abound for journalism department, staff

Faculty, staff and students from Louisiana Tech University’s journalism department shined in three competitions this summer. Overall, students received six awards from the Associated Press Media Editors competition and eight students from the Louisiana Press Association. Faculty and staff, who also work part time for The Ruston Daily Leader, received two awards from LPA, 15 [more]