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Louisiana Tech, Lincoln Parish Library event celebrates Black History Month

As February is Black History Month, Louisiana Tech University historians are joining forces with the Lincoln Parish Library to present “Hidden Histories: The Black Towns Project,” a lecture by Rhonda Ragsdale, an associate professor at Lone Star College-North Harris in Houston, Texas. Ragsdale will introduce listeners to the inspiring story of industrious African Americans who [more]

Liberal Arts professor receives prestigious French honor, title

Dr. Dolliann Margaret Hurtig, an associate professor of French at Louisiana Tech University, received the title Chevalier dans l’Ordre des Palmes Académiques de France in a formal ceremony officiated by the Consul General of France, Grégor Trumel. The chevalier (knight) award is given for outstanding work in promoting the French language and culture and for [more]

Hundreds of students converge on Spring Career Day

Louisiana Tech University held its annual Spring Career Day Thursday, with more than 100 employers gathering in the Student Center looking for interns and full-time employees from the university, and nearly 800 students attending the event. “If you go to Career Day, you are one step ahead of several other graduates,” said Reghan Lopez, a [more]

COES students attend 2015 Undergraduate Women in Physics Conference

Four Louisiana Tech University physics students recently attended the prestigious 2015 Undergraduate Women in Physics Conference (CUWiP) at the University of Mississippi – one of six regional meetings nationally sponsored by the American Physical Society and the National Science Foundation. Representing Louisiana Tech were Caylin Colson VanHook, a sophomore electrical engineering and physics major; Rachel [more]

Honors students visit Benedictine monastery, learn monastic traditions

Ten students from Louisiana Tech University recently traveled to northwest Arkansas to visit a 136 year-old Benedictine monastery as part of their “Medieval and Renaissance Civilization” course taught by Dr. Celia Lewis, the Charlyne Smith Wyche Endowed Professor of English, and Kevin Cuccia, assistant professor in Louisiana Tech’s Prescott Memorial Library. During their two-night stay [more]

Macromolecular scientist, engineer to present as part of research lecture series

Dr. Jon Pokorski, assistant professor of macromolecular science and engineering at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio, will present the fourth installment of Louisiana Tech University’s New Frontiers in Biomedical Research series at 3:30 p.m., February 9 in University Hall on the Louisiana Tech campus. “Biomimicry vs. Bioklepticism: Biofunctionalization of Extruded Polymer Nanofibers and [more]

Engineering professor receives state faculty professionalism award

Dr. Jay Wang, associate professor of civil engineering and construction engineering technology and program chair of civil engineering at Louisiana Tech University, has received the 2015 Engineering Faculty Professionalism Award from the Louisiana Engineering Foundation. The award was presented to Wang at the 19th Joint Engineering Societies Conference held recently in Lafayette, Louisiana. Wang earned [more]

Louisiana Tech ranks No. 8 on list of nation’s most underrated colleges

Business Insider, the Internet’s largest business news and information website, has ranked Louisiana Tech University No. 8 in its list of the “50 Most Underrated Colleges in America,” released Wednesday. Louisiana Tech was the only higher education institution in the state to make the list. The 50 Most Underrated Colleges in America rankings primarily used [more]