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Louisiana Tech fans, alums kick off a new year at the Happening XXXIII

For friends, fans and alums of Louisiana Tech University, summer is a perfect time to celebrate the start of a new year and a new football season. The Happening XXXIII, presented by Argent Financial, will take place at 6 p.m., Aug. 22 at the Monroe Civic Center and feature a relaxed, tailgate-style atmosphere with remarks [more]

Money magazine ranks Louisiana Tech among nation’s best college values

Money magazine has ranked Louisiana Tech University as one of the nation’s best college values according to its 2014 Best Colleges list released Monday. Of the nation’s approximately 1,500 four-year colleges, Money magazine ranked the top 665, placing Louisiana Tech at No. 154 nationally and second among all Louisiana public and private institutions. LSU ranked [more]

Kinesiology professor reelected to second term on national board

Dr. David Szymanski, associate professor of kinesiology at Louisiana Tech University and strength and conditioning coach for the Louisiana Tech baseball team, has been reelected to a second term as a member of the Board of Directors for the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA). Szymanski, who was reelected during the NSCA’s national conference in [more]

PROGRAMMING SUCCESS: Fashion merchandising and retail studies program blends creativity with business acumen

This is the fourth 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. – Graduates from Louisiana Tech University are doing their part to keep [more]

Biomedical engineering professor to present at International Bioprinting Congress in Singapore

Dr. Mark DeCoster, the James E. Wyche III Endowed Professor in Biomedical Engineering at Louisiana Tech University, will present as an invited speaker at the International Bioprinting Congress, July 24-25 at the Biopolis Research and Development Center in Singapore. DeCoster, who is also a research faculty member in Louisiana Tech’s Institute for Micromanufacturing, will present [more]

COES associate dean, professor appointed to SPTC leadership position

Dr. Jenna Carpenter, associate dean for undergraduate studies in Louisiana Tech University’s College of Engineering and Science, has been named an associate director for the Southern Plains Transportation Center (SPTC). The SPTC is funded by the Department of Transportation to study weather impact on transportation infrastructure within New Mexico, Texas, Oklahoma, Arkansas, and Louisiana. The [more]

PROGRAMMING SUCCESS: Kinesiology program keeps careers, communities moving forward

This is the third 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 courses taught in Memorial Gymnasium at Louisiana Tech University before [more]

PROGRAMMING SUCCESS: College of Business’ CIS program builds lifelong skillsets, careers

This is the second 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. – College is just the beginning. For students majoring in computer information [more]

Children’s tools are products of interdisciplinary collaboration

Speech, communication, typography and storytelling are all merging together for three Louisiana Tech professors’ interdisciplinary research focusing on fostering children’s development. Todd Maggio, an associate professor of art, and speech faculty members Dr. Kerri Phillips and Christina Madix, are the creative minds behind LMNOBeasts, an educational and therapeutic tool that, as Maggio said, is “also [more]

Awards abound for journalism department, staff

Faculty, staff and students from Louisiana Tech University’s journalism department shined in three competitions this summer. Overall, students received six awards from the Associated Press Media Editors competition and eight students from the Louisiana Press Association. Faculty and staff, who also work part time for The Ruston Daily Leader, received two awards from LPA, 15 [more]