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Department chair to serve as keynote speaker for graduation

Louisiana Tech’s summer commencement ceremonies will begin at 10 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 21, and the university’s own Dr. Pauline E. Leonard will serve as keynote speaker. Leonard, the department chair of curriculum, instruction and leadership in the College of Education, received her Ph.D. from the University of Toronto and her M.Ed. from St. Francis Xavier [more]

Kinesiology professor to present research at international symposium

Dr. Braden Romer, assistant professor of kinesiology in Louisiana Tech University’s College of Education, will give a presentation titled, “Influence of Tactile Feedback on Muscle Activity During Walking,” at the International Running Biomechanics Symposium, August 15 in Calgary, Canada. Romer’s research project, which was partially funded by Adidas footwear, focuses on understanding the effects of [more]

COES associate dean, professor named president of national engineering network

Dr. Jenna Carpenter, associate dean for undergraduate studies and the Wayne and Juanita Spinks Professor of Mathematics and Statistics in Louisiana Tech University’s College of Engineering and Science, has been named president of the Women in Engineering Proactive Network (WEPAN) for 2014-2015. WEPAN is a not-for-profit organization with more than 700 members from engineering schools [more]

Chinese language courses to be taught at Tech

Louisiana Tech’s School of Literature and Language will offer a course in beginning Chinese in the fall quarter on Monday, Wednesday, Friday from 2-3:15 p.m. Ziyi Jiang, a native of Xi’an, Shaanxi, China, will teach the class. Jiang has an M.A. in English composition, applied linguistics and Teaching English as a Second Language from California [more]

Tech’s Hurtig presents at national conference

Dr. Dolliann Margaret Hurtig, Louisiana Tech associate professor in French, held three key roles at the occasion of the American Association of Teachers of French National Convention held at the Astor Hotel in New Orleans in July. Hurtig served as chairman of hospitality and procured letters from the Governor Bobby Jindal and New Orleans Mayor [more]

Science, education partnership presented at international conference

Representatives from Louisiana Tech University’s College of Engineering and Science and College of Education were recently invited to present their collaborative work and highlight their outreach partnership to colleagues from around the world at the International Conference on Chemistry Education, held in Toronto, Canada. Alicia Boudreaux, outreach coordinator for the Louisiana Alliance for Simulation-Guided Materials [more]

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]