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LTCA final offering of season, ‘Broadway’s Next H!t Musical,’ set for March 20

The Louisiana Tech Concert Association wants to leave you laughing with its final show of the diverse LTCA 2017-2018 season, Broadway’s Next H!t Musical, Tuesday, March 20, at 7:30 p.m. in Howard Auditorium. For one night only, some of New York’s best improv performers, comedians, and musicians gather made-up song suggestions from the audience and create [more]

“South at the Crossroad” Thursday in Wyly Auditorium

Students, faculty, staff, and the community are invited to an afternoon of dialogue about “The South at the Crossroad” Thursday, March 15, when two speakers visit Wyly Auditorium on Louisiana Tech’s campus. At 2 p.m., Barry Erwin, President of the Council for a Better Louisiana (CABL), will speak on the history and current controversies surrounding [more]

History Department Hosts Talk on Appalachian Women’s Labor Activism

In commemoration of Women’s History Month, Louisiana Tech University’s History Department will sponsor a talk, “Who Gets to Speak for Appalachia? Women, Gender, and Historical Memory” by Dr. Jessica Wilkerson. The talk will take place at 4 p.m. Thursday, March 15, in Wyly Auditorium. Present-day political narratives of Appalachia, especially those that depict the region [more]

‘King Lear’ auditions Tuesday in Stone Theatre

The Louisiana Tech University Department of Theatre will hold auditions for William Shakespeare’s dark and electrifying tragedy King Lear, set in modern day Washington, D. C. and directed by Paul B. Crook. King Lear auditions are open to everyone and intentionally all-inclusive. They will be held at 7 p.m. Tuesday, March 13, in Arthur W. [more]

‘The Digital da Vinci’ stars in ‘New Frontiers’ series set for March 19

Louisiana Tech’s New Frontiers in Biomedical Research Series continues with a presentation from Scott Barrows, director of simulation programming at Jump Trading Simulation and Education Center at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Peoria. The Jump Center is the largest medical simulation facility in the world. Presentation: “The Digital da Vinci: Advanced Applications [more]

Grad Spotlight: Gray Haynes

Editor’s note: This is the fourth in a series on Louisiana Tech University Winter 2018 graduates. Commencement will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, March 3, in the Thomas Assembly Center. Name: Gray Haynes Age: 41 Hometown: Springhill Degree: M.A. in English with emphasis in technical writing A coach since he began teaching school nearly [more]

Academically diverse Tech debate team ranked eighth nationally

Plane tickets for the national championship debate tournament in Spokane, Wash., have been purchased. Practices remain steady, every Tuesday and Thursday from 4-6 p.m. in Robinson Hall. And two tournaments remain before the March 24-27 finals. That’s what going on with Louisiana Tech’s debate team, ranked 8th in the nation and made up of team members [more]

History department sponsors visiting scholar’s talk on black athletes’ political activism

In commemoration of Black History Month, Louisiana Tech University’s History Department will sponsor a talk, “The History of Black Athletes’ Political Activism” by Dr. Louis Moore, Associate Professor of History at Grand Valley State University, Allendale, Michigan. Moore is the author of two new books: I Fight for a Living: Boxing and the Battle for [more]

Free documentary viewings celebrate French in Louisiana

The Council of Development of French in Louisiana (CODOFIL) is celebrating its 50th birthday with activities that include music and food festivals, weekend picnics, and film showings throughout the state and throughout the year. A high point of festivities will be the dedication of the new CODOFIL building in Lafayette in the spring. Locally, Dr. Dolliann [more]

History Faculty Recognized At National Meeting

Louisiana Tech University associate professor of history V. Elaine Thompson and professor emeritus of history Stephen Webre were honored recently for their service to Phi Alpha Theta, the national honor society in history. The recognition came at the presidential banquet held at the organization’s biennial national meeting in New Orleans in January. Presenting Thompson and [more]