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Percussion Ensemble promises event that ‘pops’




Louisiana Tech University’s Percussion Ensemble will present a post-Valentine’s Day treat titled “…percussion that pops!” Slated to begin at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 15, the 15-member percussion ensemble will perform works by Paul Creston, John Cage, Nigel Westlake, Camille Saint-Saëns, Russell Peck, Lane Harder, Nathan Daughtrey, Ruud Wiener and Edwin London. The concert will take [more]

COES lecturer named 2016 Visionary Educator of the Year




Jeffrey A. Pike, senior lecturer of civil engineering and construction engineering technology at Louisiana Tech University, has been named the Vantage Health Plan 2016 Visionary Educator of the Year. The honor is awarded to outstanding faculty and staff members who have shown a strong commitment to the field of education through hard work and dedication [more]

New Frontiers lecture series to host renowned cancer researcher




Dr. Philip Salem, president of Salem Oncology Centre in Houston Texas, will visit Louisiana Tech University on February 6 as a featured speaker of the New Frontiers in Biomedical Research lecture series. Salem’s presentation titled “Lessons I Have Learned from Cancer Research and Treatment,” will take place at 3:30 p.m. in University Hall on the [more]

Alumnus, playwright to premiere ‘She Kills Monsters’ at Stone Theatre




Louisiana Tech University’s Department of Theatre is proud to host the world premiere of “She Kills Monsters” – an action-packed production written by Louisiana Tech alumnus Qui Nguyen and directed by Mark Guinn, professor and director of the School of Performing Arts. “She Kills Monsters,” the Department of Theatre’s third production of the season, will [more]

French professor leads roundtable on topic of dual enrollment




Dr. Dolliann Hurtig, a French professor at Louisiana Tech University, participated in the Louisiana Foreign Language Teachers‘ Convention in Lafayette earlier this month. Hurtig led a panel/roundtable discussion on the benefits of dual enrollment for high school students. Such benefits include receiving credit for university courses, paying less tuition for taking a dual enrollment course [more]

Renowned scientist, researcher to present as part of New Frontiers lecture series




Louisiana Tech University’s New Frontier’s in Biomedical Research lecture series will host a discussion by Dr. Vijay T. John, the Leo Weil Endowed Professor in Engineering at Tulane University, on January 23 in University Hall on the campus of Louisiana Tech. John’s presentation titled, “Novel Lipid Nanostructures for Drug Delivery,” will take place at 3:30 [more]

Science Café series to showcase interdisciplinary program




Louisiana Tech University’s chapter of the Sigma Xi Scientific Research Honor Society will host a discussion titled, “Visual Integration of Science Through Art (VISTA): Medical Illustration at Louisiana Tech” at 5:30 p.m. January 24 as part of their Science Café series. The event will take place in the community room of Gibson’s Natural Grocers at [more]

Geography professor earns prestigious national honor




Louisiana Tech University associate professor of geography Dr. Taylor E. Mack is the latest recipient of a rarely awarded distinction conferred by the Conference of Latin Americanist Geographers (CLAG). The CLAG Outstanding Service Award, a highly-prestigious honor which has only been awarded five times since 1970, is given to a member of the association who [more]

‘Opera Workshop: Love…and Murder’ set for Stone Theatre




Louisiana Tech University’s Department of Theatre is ready to raise the curtain on its second production of the 2016-2017 season, “Opera Workshop: Love…and Murder,” directed by Dr. Lisa Maxedon, associate professor of music and director of the Opera Workshop at Louisiana Tech. The 15-member cast will take to the stage of Stone Theatre at 7:30 [more]