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Louisiana Tech’s Alexander selected in composer’s competition




A Louisiana Tech University professor has been selected as one of 15 winners in an international composer’s competition. Dr. Joe L. Alexander, professor of music in Louisiana Tech’s School of Performing Arts, was among the 15 winners selected for the Fifteen Minutes of Fame: with Kenyon Wilson, tuba and Marcy J. Wilson, violin composers’ competition. [more]

School of Literature and Language initiates new honor society members




Three honor societies for students excelling in French, Spanish and English in the Louisiana Tech University School of Literature and Language recently held initiations of new members. The Louisiana Tech chapter (Iota Sigma) of Pi Delta Phi, the National French Honor Society, held its initiation for new members May 13 at the home of member [more]

School of Design partners with Ruston Farmers Market




May 7 was the opening day for this season’s Ruston Farmers Market, and with a new location came a new design, courtesy of Louisiana Tech University’s School of Design. The Farmers Market partnered with the School of Design for a service-learning project that included students from a studio art class creating a mural on the [more]

Legal scholar to speak on history of ‘religious liberty’




The international history of a contentious contemporary issue will be featured as the department of history at Louisiana Tech University continues its annual International Affairs Speaker Series at 6 p.m. Tuesday, May 10 at the Lincoln Parish Library. The visiting speaker will be Dr. Anna Su, an assistant professor on the faculty of law at [more]

Louisiana Tech Jazz presents spring concert




Louisiana Tech University’s Jazz Ensemble will present its spring concert at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, May 12 in Howard Auditorium. The concert, titled “Retro-Central,” is a salute to the jazz/funk music from the ‘70s through the ‘90s, including the music of  “Tower of Power,” Steely Dan and Harry Connick Jr. Guest artists will appear with the [more]

Percussion Ensemble to perform May 9




Louisiana Tech University’s Percussion Ensemble will present its final performance of the school year Monday, May 9. The concert will include a popular xylophone rag titled “Triplets,” which features percussion major and Bossier City native Alek Gonzalez. Also on the program is Carlos Chávez’s seminal three-movement work, “Toccata for Percussion.” This sextet, written in 1942 [more]

English instructor to read poetry




Dr. Philip Estes, an instructor of English in the School of Literature and Language at Louisiana Tech University, will read from his first full-length book of poems, “High Life” on Wednesday, May 4. The free, public reading, followed by a book signing, is set for 5-6 p.m. in George T. Madison Hall Auditorium, Room 105, [more]

Student art exhibit, auction showcases interdisciplinary creativity




Faculty from Louisiana Tech University’s biological sciences and biomedical engineering programs teamed up with art faculty from the School of Design to provide students with a unique opportunity to use their talents to promote Louisiana Tech’s New Frontiers in Biomedical Research lecture series. The apex of this interdisciplinary experience was the April 14 opening of [more]

Music department to present ‘Sonic Explorations’ concert




Louisiana Tech University’s department of music faculty member Randall Sorensen will present “Sonic Explorations,” a concert featuring original music combining acoustical instruments with computer-generated sounds. The program, with Sorensen on trumpet, will also feature soprano Lisa Maxedon, violinist Ann Sorensen, and trumpet players Scott Smith and Ryan Sorensen. The concert will begin at 7:30 p.m. [more]