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French professor presents at international conference




Dr. Dolliann Margaret Hurtig, associate professor of French at Louisiana Tech University and Chevalier de l’Ordre des Palmes Académiques, has returned from Saguenay Peninsula in Francophone, Canada where she and Joyce Beckwith from Harvard University, gave a presentation on Francophone Cinema at the American Association of Teachers of French International Convention. Hurtig and Beckwith, co-chairs [more]

Happening XXXIV kicks-off new academic, athletic year




It happens every August, and it’s always an exciting way to kick off a new academic and athletic school year for Louisiana Tech University. The Happening XXXIV, presented by Argent Financial, will take place at 6 p.m., August 27 at the Monroe Civic Center and will again feature a relaxed and casual tailgate-style atmosphere with [more]

Louisiana Tech ranked once again among top universities in nation




Louisiana Tech University has earned yet another ranking as one of the top universities in the nation Wednesday with the release of Forbes’ list of America’s Top Colleges 2015. Forbes ranked only the top 650 public and private higher education institutions in its America’s Top Colleges 2015 report. Among Louisiana’s colleges and universities, Louisiana Tech [more]

Louisiana Tech, Cyber Innovation Center partner for Louisiana Tech Research Institute




Over the past seven years, the Cyber Innovation Center (CIC) and Louisiana Tech University have built a highly successful public-private partnership that has secured millions of dollars in research funding, created a knowledge-based economy in the region, and attracted national attention from industry, government, and communities. With the anticipated growth in the region over the [more]

‘Tech Talk’ staff, faculty win awards




Students and a faculty member from the department of journalism at Louisiana Tech University won 34 awards including 10 first place honors in recent journalism competitions. Students received 15 awards from the Louisiana Press Association, 10 from the Louisiana/Mississippi Associated Press Media Editors, and four from the National Federation of Press Women. Scott Boatright, who [more]

Historian selected to present work at international conference




Dr. Stephen Webre, Louisiana Tech University professor of history and interim associate dean of the College of Liberal Arts, was one of 33 scholars from four countries selected to present his research at an international conference in Mexico City last week. Sponsored by the Directorate of Historical Studies at Mexico’s National Institute of Anthropology and [more]

Kinesiology professor to present research at international symposium




Dr. Braden Romer, assistant professor of kinesiology at Louisiana Tech University, has been invited to present his research to an international gathering of colleagues at the Footwear Biomechanics Symposium on July 9 in Liverpool, England. Romer will present on a research project titled, “Footwear Effects on Lower Extremity Coordination,” which focuses on understanding the effects [more]

Chemistry student awarded prestigious EPA Fellowship




Joshua Tully, a chemistry student at Louisiana Tech University, was recently awarded a Greater Research Opportunities (GRO) Fellowship with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for his research on natural clay nanotubes for water purification. The EPA awarded 34 fellowships for undergraduate students in 25 states and Puerto Rico. Tully was the only student in [more]

Five Louisiana Tech students set to compete in 2015 Miss Louisiana pageant




Five current and former Louisiana Tech University students will be among the 35 contestants vying for this year’s Miss Louisiana title later this month in Monroe. Preliminary competition will held on Thursday and Friday while the live telecast state-wide finals will be held Saturday at the Monroe Civic Center’s W.L. “Jack” Howard Theatre. Eva Edinger [more]

Online graduate history program makes national list




Louisiana Tech University’s online Master of Arts degree program in history has appeared on a new list of “Best Master’s in History Programs” released by GoGrad.org, an emerging expert information resource on graduate-level education. Since the first class was admitted in Fall Quarter 2012, eight students have completed Tech’s M.A. degree in history, fulfilling all [more]