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PROGRAMMING SUCCESS: Louisiana Tech students explore options, expand marketability with School of Communication

This is the first article in a six-part series highlighting academic programs at Louisiana Tech University that are having significant impacts on the region and whose graduates are contributing to the growth of the economies, communities and competitiveness of north Louisiana. RUSTON, La. – The possibilities for a career in a communications field are not [more]

Louisiana Tech students shine at Louisiana Startup Prize competition

Student and faculty entrepreneurs from Louisiana Tech University were among the top performers during the first qualifying round of the Louisiana Startup Prize competition held this past weekend in Shreveport. Teams participating in the Louisiana Startup gave short investor pitches during three “Sit & Pitch” roundtable competitions. Louisiana Tech alumni and former TOP DAWG New [more]

Five Tech students compete for Miss Louisiana

This week, 32 young women will compete for the title of Miss Louisiana, and five of those women bleed Tech red and blue. The five competitors are: Miss Spirit of Ruston Anna Blake, an incoming freshman from Ruston; Miss Pride of Monroe Abby Chowns, a senior from Monroe; Miss Louisiana Bayou Caroline Daughdrill, a junior [more]

Tech’s theater honor society presents SPARE NONE

Louisiana Tech’s Alpha Psi Omega National Theatre Honor Society will present SPARE NONE, two one-act plays as part of the Spare Change Initiative in Theatre. The student-written plays will begin each night at 5:30 p.m. June 27-28 in the Shakespeare Garden, located in the George T. Madison Hall courtyard. The plays to be performed are [more]

Louisiana Tech hosts student researchers for work in cyber, nanosystems engineering

Student researchers from institutions such as Vanderbilt University, University of Pittsburgh and Missouri University of Science and Technology recently traveled to Louisiana Tech University to participate this year’s Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) program. The visiting students gathered at Louisiana Tech to work with faculty and scientists on cutting edge research in cyber engineering, materials [more]

Louisiana Tech forms partnership with Argentinian university, strengthens global ties

Professor Guillermo Badenes, head of the International Relations Office at the National University of Cordoba (UNC) in Argentina, recently visited Louisiana Tech University and brought with him a Memorandum of Understanding between the two universities, which was signed by UNC Rector Dr. Francisco Tamarit and Louisiana Tech President Les Guice. The signing completed one more [more]

Louisiana Tech campus, facilities set to become tobacco-free

Effective August 1, Louisiana Tech University’s campus, instructional sites and facilities will become tobacco-free in accordance with Act 211 of the 2013 Louisiana State Legislative session which directs all public post-secondary educational institutions to develop smoke-free and/or tobacco-free policies for its campuses. Developed by Louisiana Tech’s Office of Environmental Health and Safety and approved by [more]

Bisping to serve as interim dean of College of Business

Dr. Tim Bisping, associate dean of graduate programs and research and associate professor of economics, has been named interim dean of Louisiana Tech University’s College of Business, replacing Dr. James Lumpkin who is leaving Louisiana Tech to accept a position with the University of Texas at Tyler. Bisping’s appointment will take effect on June 1, [more]

Outstanding faculty honored at spring commencement

Three Louisiana Tech University faculty members were honored for excellence in teaching, research and advising during last Saturday’s spring commencement ceremony at the Thomas Assembly Center. The 2014 Louisiana Tech University Foundation’s Professorship Award, F. Jay Taylor Undergraduate Teaching Award and Outstanding Undergraduate Faculty Advisor Award were presented before the 957 spring graduates and nearly [more]

Biggest graduating class, bright futures celebrated at spring commencement

It was only fitting that Saturday was one of the biggest days in the lives of 957 new Louisiana Tech University graduates. That’s because Louisiana Tech’s 308th Commencement Exercises featured its largest graduating class ever, resulting in a packed Thomas Assembly Center with nearly 10,000 graduates, faculty, family and friends in attendance to celebrate Tech’s [more]