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History students honored for research




Two Louisiana Tech University graduate students were honored for their research efforts when the North Louisiana Historical Association held its annual spring banquet in Natchitoches. Paula J. Rowe, of Bossier City, took first place in the graduate division of the association’s annual W. Darrell Overdyke competition for the best research paper on the history of [more]

Waggonner Center hosts speaker to discuss public opinion




Louisiana Tech’s Waggonner Center will welcome Dr. Michael Henderson to discuss The Louisiana Survey of public opinion Tuesday, April 25. The Louisiana Survey is an annual survey sponsored by the Reilly Center for Media and Public Affairs at Louisiana State University and is designed to provide a nonpartisan source of public opinion data to politicians [more]

Historian to visit, speak on history of ‘political correctness’




The United States’ “culture wars” take center stage when Louisiana Tech’s department of history continues its annual International Affairs Speaker Series at 11:30 a.m. April 21 in Wyly Tower Auditorium. Dr. Lora Burnett, a historian from the University of Texas at Dallas, will deliver a lecture, “Toward a Correct History of ‘Political Correctness.’” The event [more]

Department of Theatre sets stage for Neil Simon’s ‘Rumors’




In only two weeks, the Louisiana Tech Department of Theatre will open the door on its fourth and final production: Rumors, written by Neil Simon and directed by Paul B. Crook. Rumor has it, the Louisiana Tech Department of Theatre is opening their fourth and final production: Rumors that will leave their audiences laughing out [more]

U.S. ambassador to discuss foreign policy at Louisiana Tech




U.S. Ambassador Clint Williamson will discuss issues and challenges in U.S. diplomatic relations at Louisiana Tech Tuesday, April 4. Williamson’s talk, “America in the Age of Trump: A Foreign Policy and National Security Perspective,” will begin at 4 p.m. in Wyly Auditorium on Tech’s campus. The event is free and open to the public. Williamson [more]

Louisiana Tech to hold second annual Game Jam




Louisiana Tech University will hold its second annual Game Jam from Friday, March 31, through Sunday, April 2, in the F. Jay Taylor Visual Arts Building. Teams of video game designers and programmers will compete against one another in a 48-hour challenge based on a theme to be announced at 4 p.m. March 31, at [more]

Louisiana Tech brings in visiting professor to commemorate Women’s History Month




In commemoration of Women’s History Month, Louisiana Tech University’s history department will sponsor a talk, “‘Not One Cent for Religion’?: The Great Depression and the New Deal in the Deep South,” by Dr. Alison Collis Greene, assistant professor of history at Mississippi State University. The talk will take place at the Lincoln Parish Library at [more]

Percussion Festival returns with marimba artist Kevin Bobo




The fifth North Louisiana Youth Percussion Ensemble (NLYPE) Festival will return to Louisiana Tech University’s Howard Auditorium March 24-25. The event was created in part to provide a performance platform for high school percussionists. “Much like school bands and orchestras attend festivals to gain exposure to classic works in the repertoire, this event was designed [more]

Stone Theatre announces cast for Neil Simon’s ‘Rumors’




Louisiana Tech University’s Department of Theatre and the Stone Theatre are pleased to announce the cast for its fourth and final production of their 2016-2017 season, in Neil Simon’s “Rumors”, directed by Paul B. Crook. The cast for Simon’s classic show will take to the stage at Stone Theatre at 7:30 p.m., May 2-6, and [more]

Award-winning writer to read his work at Louisiana Tech




Mark Halliday, an internationally known poet who has had a major influence on the poetry of the 21st Century, will visit Louisiana Tech University March 16 for multiple events. Currently serving as Distinguished Professor of English at Ohio University, Halliday will read from his recent collection of poems at 7 p.m. in the G. T. [more]