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Tech graduates largest class in history during two Saturday ceremonies

Louisiana Tech University graduated its largest class in University history during two commencement ceremonies Saturday. A total of 1061 graduates walked across the stage at the Thomas Assembly Center – 909 undergraduates received associate’s and bachelor’s degrees and 152 earned master’s and doctoral degrees. During his commencement address, Dr. Jim Henderson, president of the University [more]

Pi Delta Phi inducts new members

Pi Delta Phi, the National French Honor Society, held its annual initiation ceremony and reception recently. New members include: Akin Bailey, Monroe Casey Fernandez , Mandeville Lam Emily Fettet, New Orleans Collin King, Ruston Yassine Kone, Ivory Coast Bailey Stevenson, Shreveport At the ceremony, Certificats de mérite (Certificates of Merit), for outstanding support of the promotion [more]

Graduate spotlight: Natalie Alfandre

Editor’s note: This is the fifth in a series on Louisiana Tech University Spring 2018 graduates. Commencement is Saturday, May 19, in the Thomas Assembly Center. The College of Applied and Natural Sciences, College of Business, and College of Engineering and Science commencement will begin at 10 a.m.; the college of Education and College of [more]

Tech aviation student attempts to circumnavigate the Earth

On a trip to Europe in 2013, Mason Andrews enjoyed a tandem paragliding experience that changed his young life. “I got to take the controls and…it really was just amazing,” said Andrews, a Louisiana Tech freshman in the University’s Professional Aviation Program. “A whole new world opened up.” He plans to explore more of that [more]

Poet to Read at Tech on May 8

The Louisiana Tech English Department will present a poetry reading by visiting poet Allison Joseph at 6 p.m. May 8 in the G. T. Madison Hall Auditorium 105.  The reading of her new work will be followed by a question-and-answer period and book signing. At 4 p.m. in G. T. Madison Hall 223, she will [more]

Mhire to serve as visiting professor at Columbia

Dr. Jeremy J. Mhire, Joe D. Waggonner Professor of Political Science and Director of the Waggonner Center for Civic Engagement and Public Policy, has been named the inaugural Visiting Professor in the Core Curriculum at Columbia University for the 2018-19 academic year. Mhire was selected through a national search that included tenured faculty and administrators [more]

History students bring home honors

The end of the school year brings a shower of awards and recognitions to some high-achieving history students at Louisiana Tech University. Students in the undergraduate and graduate programs earned the following distinctions this spring:  Cynthia Johns of Alexandria took first place in the graduate division of the annual W. Darrell Overdyke competition sponsored by [more]

Tech professor to lead state history association

Louisiana Tech University associate professor of history V. Elaine Thompson was elected the organization’s vice president at the Louisiana Historical Association’s (LHA) annual meeting held recently in New Orleans. Under the LHA charter, after one year of service the vice president assumes the office of president. A member of the Louisiana Tech faculty since 2004, Thompson [more]

Percussion Ensemble to perform

The Louisiana Tech University Percussion Ensemble will present its final concert of the year at 7:30 p.m. Monday, May 7  in Howard Auditorium. “In selecting the program for this particular concert, a primary goal was to include a variety of styles,” remarked ensemble director, Gregory Lyons. One piece was first published in 1711 by Antonio [more]

Hurtig pens AATF article for CODOFIL anniversary

Dr. Dolliann Hurtig, professor of French in the Louisiana Tech School of Literature and Language, has published an article in the spring edition of the National Bulletin of the American Association of Teachers of French. Titled “CODOFIL fête ses 50 ans,” the article, invited by the AATF leadership, was solicited on the occasion of the 50th [more]