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Music department performs, hosts festival

Faculty and students from Louisiana Tech University’s department of music, as well as regional guests, will shine during two events happening this weekend. First, the Fourth North Louisiana Youth Percussion Ensemble Festival will kick off at 7:30 p.m. tonight in Howard Auditorium with a concert featuring guest artist and clinician, Anders Åstrand. Åstrand is a [more]

Award-winning poet to discuss, read poetry in GTM

Mississippi native R. Flowers Rivera, an award-winning poet, will discuss and read her poetry at Louisiana Tech University on March 24. Her public reading, followed by a book signing, is set for 6:30-7:30 p.m. in 105 George T. Madison Hall (GTM) Auditorium, on Railroad Avenue on the campus of Louisiana Tech. Prior to the public [more]

Waggonner Center to host debate in Howard Auditorium

Louisiana Tech University’s Waggonner Center for Civic Engagement and Public Policy will host a public debate titled, “Consumer of Citizen: How Do YOU Choose When You Vote?,” at 10:00 a.m. March 26 in the Howard Center for the Performing Arts on the Louisiana Tech campus. Dr. James R. Stoner, Jr., professor of political science at [more]

Tech ensemble to perform big band jazz

Louisiana Tech’s Jazz Ensemble will present its winter concert starting at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 20 in Howard Auditorium. Lawrence Gibbs, an associate professor of music and director of jazz activities, said the concert will be entertaining for anyone who enjoys big band jazz music. “This is our Winter Quarter Concert which presents all genres [more]

Cast set for production of ‘Brighton Beach Memoirs’

The Department of Theatre at Louisiana Tech University is proud to announce the cast its final production of the 2014-2015 school year, Neil Simon’s classic “Brighton Beach Memoirs,” directed by Dr. Ken Robbins. The seven-member cast includes the following: • Collin Cagle, a freshman from Covington, Louisiana, as Eugene Jerome • Johnny Marley, a senior [more]

Choirs combine to sing at Louisiana Tech

Louisiana Tech University’s Chamber Singers and Concert Choir are combining with the West Monroe High School choir for a night of music later this month. The choirs will perform music by composers Stanford, Mendelssohn, Vaughan Williams, Joseph Martin, and Jim Taylor. The event will begin at 7:30 p.m. Monday, Feb. 23 in Howard Auditorium, Center [more]

History scholarships available for 2015-2016 academic year

Louisiana Tech University’s department of history is accepting applications for the Garnie W. McGinty and Travis E. Melton Jr. undergraduate scholarships in history for the 2015-2016 academic year. To be eligible for consideration, entering freshmen must have a minimum ACT composite score of 26. Students already attending Tech must have an overall GPA of 3.5 [more]

Louisiana Tech, Lincoln Parish Library event celebrates Black History Month

As February is Black History Month, Louisiana Tech University historians are joining forces with the Lincoln Parish Library to present “Hidden Histories: The Black Towns Project,” a lecture by Rhonda Ragsdale, an associate professor at Lone Star College-North Harris in Houston, Texas. Ragsdale will introduce listeners to the inspiring story of industrious African Americans who [more]

Liberal Arts professor receives prestigious French honor, title

Dr. Dolliann Margaret Hurtig, an associate professor of French at Louisiana Tech University, received the title Chevalier dans l’Ordre des Palmes Académiques de France in a formal ceremony officiated by the Consul General of France, Grégor Trumel. The chevalier (knight) award is given for outstanding work in promoting the French language and culture and for [more]

Honors students visit Benedictine monastery, learn monastic traditions

Ten students from Louisiana Tech University recently traveled to northwest Arkansas to visit a 136 year-old Benedictine monastery as part of their “Medieval and Renaissance Civilization” course taught by Dr. Celia Lewis, the Charlyne Smith Wyche Endowed Professor of English, and Kevin Cuccia, assistant professor in Louisiana Tech’s Prescott Memorial Library. During their two-night stay [more]