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Percussion Ensemble to continue tradition with fall concert

Sixteen student musicians. Ten different majors. Eight living composers. One stage. Louisiana Tech’s Percussion Ensemble has been performing on the campus since the 1970s. This fall’s concert will take place November 3 and will involve compositions for a variety of instruments with a heavy emphasis on keyboard percussion equipment, particularly a newly acquired 5.0 marimba. [more]

English Department to honor legendary professor, speaker

The School of Literature and Language at Louisiana Tech University will honor one of its favorite professors, Dr. H. J. “Tony” Sachs, by naming its upper division English classroom after him during a ceremony at 10:00 a.m., November 1 in room 223 of George T. Madison Hall on the Louisiana Tech campus. Among the speakers [more]

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]