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History professor delivers keynote address at national convention

Dr. Andrew C. McKevitt, assistant professor of history at Louisiana Tech University, delivered the keynote address recently at the 2017 Anime and Manga Studies Symposium at Anime Expo, the United States’ largest convention celebrating the world of Japanese popular culture. More than 100,000 fans of Japanese pop culture convene on downtown Los Angeles each year [more]

French language professor presents at national conference

Dr. Dolliann Hurtig, professor in the School of Literature and Language at Louisiana Tech University, recently participated in the National Conference of French Professors and Teachers of the American Association of Teachers of French (AATF) in St. Louis, Missouri. The annual meeting brings together members of the AATF, the largest association of French professors and [more]

Architecture, School of Design take home awards

Louisiana Tech University’s School of Design has received recognition from the American Institute of Architects for its design work with MedCamps of Louisiana. Two projects, Hero’s Launch and the Larkin Gibbs Memorial Pavilion, were celebrated for excellence in design from AIA’s Gulf States Region Honor Awards program. Overall, 28 projects were recognized from architects in [more]

English graduate students listed in Who’s Who 2017

Five students from the Master of Arts in English program at Louisiana Tech University were selected for inclusion in “Who’s Who among Students in American Universities and Colleges.” Recent graduate Drew William Boyd (MA English, February 2017) and current graduate students Amber Nicole Jurgensen, Sarah Catherine Bryant, Hannah Jane Gissendanner and Emily Varisco received their [more]

Language students awarded prestigious scholarships

Two Louisiana Tech French majors have been awarded CODOFIL scholarships to study French this summer in Canada. Collin King has received a CODOFIL scholarship to attend the total immersion language program at the Université de Sainte Anne in Nova Scotia, Canada, for summer 2017. King previously studied Mandarin Chinese at Dalian University. King is both [more]

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]