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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]

Professor explores underappreciated part of U.S., Japan relations

In the 1970s and 1980s, while popular films and literature recycled old anti-Asian imagery and crafted new ways of imagining the “yellow peril,” and while formal U.S.-Japan relations remained locked in a holding pattern of Cold War complacency, a remarkable shift was happening in countless local places throughout the United States: Japanese goods were remaking [more]

Eco-car team examines solutions for energy crisis

Each New Year offers the opportunity to start fresh and make changes in small or large ways. A group of Louisiana Tech students have set the goal of placing first in the 2018 Shell Eco-marathon Americas (SEM), an international competition hosted in three locations around the world by Shell Global. This year’s competition will be [more]

Lots to celebrate at Rock Island Greenway Mural ribbon cutting

A celebration of art, partnership, progress, and momentum between the City of Ruston and Louisiana Tech now has a face that’s 200 feet long: The Rock Island Greenway Mural. With Interstate 20 traffic overhead and a group of 70 business leaders, Ruston well-wishers, city council and chamber members, Tech students and faculty below, the ribbon [more]

‘Living Dead in Denmark’ opens Jan. 30

What would you do to reclaim your lost love? “Living Dead in Denmark” has some dead-solid answers. The second production of the 2017-18 season from Louisiana Tech’s Department of Theatre, this Mark Guinn-directed show is one in which the dead walk, swords swing, Shakespearean heroines unite to fight, and the fate of humanity hangs in [more]

Free recital of new recording Jan. 28 in Howard

Louisiana Tech’s Department of Music will present “ABSTRACTIONS,” a recently completed recording project, Sunday, Jan. 28, at 2 p.m. in Howard Auditorium. Admission is free. Music performed by Tech faculty members Randall Sorensen (trumpet), Shayla Blake (piano), and guest artist Valentin M. Bogdan (piano/composer) will include “Framed” by British composer Cecilia McDowall, “From the Artist [more]

Louisiana Tech’s M.A. in Speech-Language Pathology earns top ranking in state

Louisiana Tech University’s Master of Arts in Speech-Language Pathology program has been named one of the top SLP graduate programs in the country by SpeechPathologyGraduatePrograms.org. Of the 240 schools reviewed, Tech’s program ranked No. 29 overall and earned the highest ranking in Louisiana. SpeechPathologyGraduatePrograms.org is a self-funded online publishing group created to support those entering [more]

School of Design Faculty Show open: Beautiful!

The Louisiana Tech University School of Design has announced the opening of its 2017-18 Faculty Show. This exhibit consists of collaborative works and individual research projects of faculty and staff in the areas of Studio Art, Graphic Design, Interior Design and Architecture. Exhibition Dates: Now-January 16, 2018 Opening Reception: December 5, 5-7p.m. Reception food generously [more]

Auditions for ‘Living Dead in Denmark’ are Nov. 13

In only one week, the Louisiana Tech University Department of Theatre holds auditions for Living Dead in Denmark. It’s another action-packed play written by Emmy and Obie award-winning Tech alumnus Qui Nguyen, whose play She Kills Monsters entertained the masses last year. Be a part of the heart-stopping, sword-slinging action show that takes place in [more]

Debate Team First in ‘Tech’R’Treat’

The Louisiana Tech University debate team took first place in the “Tech’R’Treat” trunk decorations and costumes event sponsored by the Union Board. The team’s theme was “The Walking Dead-baters,” a takeoff of the popular television show The Walking Dead. Maura Yeagle, sophomore communication major, said the event “allowed us to work as a team in [more]