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TOP DOG Idea Pitch winners announced

Louisiana Tech University student teams recently pitched their new product and service ideas during the 2016 TOP DOG Idea Pitch sponsored by Bulldog Entrepreneurs. This year’s event featured 19 teams delivering five-minute pitches about their ideas to see how professional judges rated their concepts. Students and community members visited each team’s booth and voted for [more]

History professor appointed to Oxford editorial board

Oxford University Press announced recently the appointment of Louisiana Tech University history professor Dr. Stephen Webre to serve as a senior editor of its long-term online reference project, the “Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Latin American History.” During his first three years on the project, Webre will be responsible for identifying potential topics for entries, as [more]

French professor elected president of consortium

Dr. Dolliann Margaret Hurtig, professor of French in the modern languages department in the School of Literature and Language at Louisiana Tech University, has been elected the new President of the CODOFIL Consortium. The Consortium of Louisiana Universities and Colleges is composed of one or more representatives from each college and university in the state [more]

Louisiana Tech student elected to lead Louisiana Association of Student Nurses

Louisiana Tech University nursing student Caleb Faul has been elected as president of the Louisiana Association of Student Nurses for 2016-17. Faul was elected as he joined nine Louisiana Tech Student Nurses Association members along with chapter advisers Tanya Sims and Melissa Madden, in attending the 62nd annual LASN Convention held recently in Shreveport. “Caleb [more]

Louisiana Tech creates scholarship to honor first African-American students

Louisiana Tech University and its Office of Multicultural Affairs have created a scholarship to honor the legacy of James Earl Potts and Bertha Bradford-Robinson, who were the first male and female African-American students to attend Louisiana Tech. The scholarship will support educational opportunities for minority students attending Louisiana Tech and will contribute to enriching the [more]

Campus police wear body cameras to help protect and serve

Louisiana Tech University police officers are now wearing body cameras. They’re the first law enforcement agency in the parish to use the palm-sized Axon cameras. Tech’s 16 officers began wearing them Thursday. “It’s been great,” Sgt. Mickey Anglin said about his first day with a camera. “Most of the time you don’t even think about [more]

New Frontiers research series welcomes precision medicine, healthcare expert

Tim Cooley, former executive vice president of operations for molecular health and former director for health outcomes and economics at Eli Lilly, will visit Louisiana Tech University on November 14 to speak to faculty, students and staff as part of the New Frontiers in Biomedical Research lecture series. Cooley’s will share his insights and expertise [more]

Louisiana Tech to celebrate distinguished alumni at Alumni Awards Luncheon

Louisiana Tech University honored some of its most distinguished and faithful alumni Friday at its annual Alumni Awards Luncheon as part of the university’s Homecoming 2016 celebration. The event recognized the Alumnus of the Year, Young Alumnus of the Year and Distinguished Alumni from each of Louisiana Tech five academic colleges.  Tim Petrus, a 1976 [more]

Retired senior intelligence officer to speak at Science Seminar

Dr. Ronald I. Miller, retired senior intelligence officer for the United States Department of Defense, will speak at 4:00 p.m. Thursday in Carson-Taylor Hall 322 as part of the weekly Science Seminars at Louisiana Tech University. As a guest of Louisiana Tech’s physics department in the College of Engineering and Science, Miller will talk about [more]

CenturyLink executive to keynote Louisiana Tech fall commencement

William E. Bradley, senior vice president for cyber engineering and technology services at CenturyLink, will serve as the keynote speaker for Louisiana Tech University’s fall commencement exercises at 10:00 a.m. November 19 at the Thomas Assembly Center. Bradley, a 1985 graduate from Louisiana Tech with a degree in computer science, has worked for CenturyLink for [more]