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French professor presents at international conference

Dr. Dolliann Margaret Hurtig, associate professor of French at Louisiana Tech University and Chevalier de l’Ordre des Palmes Académiques, has returned from Saguenay Peninsula in Francophone, Canada where she and Joyce Beckwith from Harvard University, gave a presentation on Francophone Cinema at the American Association of Teachers of French International Convention. Hurtig and Beckwith, co-chairs [more]

‘Tech Talk’ staff, faculty win awards

Students and a faculty member from the department of journalism at Louisiana Tech University won 34 awards including 10 first place honors in recent journalism competitions. Students received 15 awards from the Louisiana Press Association, 10 from the Louisiana/Mississippi Associated Press Media Editors, and four from the National Federation of Press Women. Scott Boatright, who [more]

Historian selected to present work at international conference

Dr. Stephen Webre, Louisiana Tech University professor of history and interim associate dean of the College of Liberal Arts, was one of 33 scholars from four countries selected to present his research at an international conference in Mexico City last week. Sponsored by the Directorate of Historical Studies at Mexico’s National Institute of Anthropology and [more]

Online graduate history program makes national list

Louisiana Tech University’s online Master of Arts degree program in history has appeared on a new list of “Best Master’s in History Programs” released by GoGrad.org, an emerging expert information resource on graduate-level education. Since the first class was admitted in Fall Quarter 2012, eight students have completed Tech’s M.A. degree in history, fulfilling all [more]

School of Design students partner with MedCamps

Students from Louisiana Tech University’s School of Design recently partnered with MedCamps of Louisiana, Inc., to help the campers have an even better experience at camp. Louisiana Tech students worked to design and construct a Chiasmus archery and paintball range. The project is a barrier-free, wheelchair-accessible pavilion and gathering space for MedCamps that facilitates archery [more]

Mural created by art students to be unveiled in GTM

The unveiling of a service project in the Louisiana Tech University campus is slated to showcase senior art students’ work in George T. Madison (GTM) Hall. Associate professor Nick Bustamante’s senior level art students have created a mural titled, “The Myth of the Koi” on the wall outside of GTM, Room 105. The unveiling of [more]

Liberal Arts professor, director honored for lifetime contributions to humanities

Dr. Susan Roach, director of the School of Literature and Language at Louisiana Tech University, recently received the Louisiana Endowment for the Humanities 2015 Award for Lifetime Contribution to the Humanities at an awards dinner in Baton Rouge. Roach, who holds the Mildred Saunders Adams Endowed Professorship in English at Louisiana Tech, was honored according [more]

Waggonner Center closes year with discussion on state politics

The Waggonner Center for Civic Engagement and Public Policy at Louisiana Tech University will host Dr. T. Wayne Parent, the Russell B. Long Professor of Political Science at Louisiana State University, at 2:00 p.m. May 12, for its final presentation of the 2014-2015 academic year. Parent will lead a discussion titled, “Is Louisiana Politics Becoming [more]

Music department announces honors

Louisiana Tech’s department of music will honor top performers, scholarship recipients and the 2015 Music Alum of the Year, Dr. Susan Brumfield, at its annual Honors and Awards Recital. Brumfield, who received her bachelor’s in music education in 1979, is a professor of music education at Texas Tech University. She is a clinician, consultant, author, [more]

History students receive awards at honor society event

Five Louisiana Tech University graduate students in history have been recognized for excellence in research and were presented with awards at the recent annual dinner of Louisiana Tech’s Lambda-Rho Chapter of the Phi Alpha Theta History Honor Society. Dr. Jeffery R. Hankins, director of graduate studies in history at Louisiana Tech, made the presentations. William [more]