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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]

PROGRAMMING SUCCESS: Louisiana Tech students explore options, expand marketability with School of Communication

This is the first article in a six-part series highlighting academic programs at Louisiana Tech University that are having significant impacts on the region and whose graduates are contributing to the growth of the economies, communities and competitiveness of north Louisiana. RUSTON, La. – The possibilities for a career in a communications field are not [more]

Tech’s theater honor society presents SPARE NONE

Louisiana Tech’s Alpha Psi Omega National Theatre Honor Society will present SPARE NONE, two one-act plays as part of the Spare Change Initiative in Theatre. The student-written plays will begin each night at 5:30 p.m. June 27-28 in the Shakespeare Garden, located in the George T. Madison Hall courtyard. The plays to be performed are [more]

Game Launch showcases student-designed games

Eight students. Three games. One opportunity to play them all. Students enrolled in Jerry Berg’s game design class at Louisiana Tech University will offer Tech and Ruston community members a chance to play the video games they have designed during spring quarter. This is the second game design class Berg has offered this year, and [more]

Percussion Ensemble performs spring concert

Louisiana Tech’s Percussion Ensemble will perform a spring concert at 7:30 p.m. Monday, May 12 in Stone Theatre. A faculty member from Arkansas and members of the Tech faculty perform at the event. Dr. Joshua Knight, from the University of Arkansas-Fort Smith, will be featured on the program. Knight will perform a multi-percussion solo and [more]

Chamber music to be performed

Louisiana Tech’s School of Performing Arts will present an evening of chamber music beginning at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 6. The concert will feature the Louisiana Tech saxophone choir and the low brass ensemble. The performance will be held in the Recital Hall, located in Howard Auditorium. Lawrence Gibbs, an associate professor of music, and [more]

Tech student, professor winners of international competition

A Louisiana Tech professor of music and music major were among the 15 winners in the Fifteen Minutes of Fame: Kenyon Wilson composer’s competition. Because of their success, Joshua Mattison, a senior from Benton, and Dr. Joe L. Alexander, who also serves as head of theory, composition and low brass, will have their pieces performed [more]

Seventy-five voices combine for Tech concert

Come hear one orchestra, three choirs and four soloists – the only thing missing is two audience members, so come and bring a friend. This Louisiana Tech event celebrates the 25th anniversary of the School of Performing Arts. The Louisiana Tech University Chamber Singers, Concert Choir, North Central Masterworks Chorus and Chamber Orchestra will all [more]

Tech presents ‘The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee’

Tickets are on sale for Louisiana Tech’s School of Performing Arts’ production of “The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee.” Performances will begin at 7:30 p.m. each night through Saturday, May 3 in Howard Auditorium. “The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee” follows six students attending Putnam Valley Middle School as they compete in the [more]