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Louisiana Tech spring graduates learn balance, expand worldview

Louisiana Tech University closed out its spring quarter Saturday with keynote speaker John Hofmeister, founder and chief executive for Citizens for Affordable Energy and former president of Shell Oil Company, reminding the 861 graduates that receiving their degrees from Louisiana Tech has helped shape their worldview, their flow with life and their balance. “The world [more]


Louisiana Tech’s Alexander selected in composer’s competition

A Louisiana Tech University professor has been selected as one of 15 winners in an international composer’s competition. Dr. Joe L. Alexander, professor of music in Louisiana Tech’s School of Performing Arts, was among the 15 winners selected for the Fifteen Minutes of Fame: with Kenyon Wilson, tuba and Marcy J. Wilson, violin composers’ competition. [more]


Louisiana Tech inducts new Order of the Engineer members

Louisiana Tech University and its College of Engineering and Science has inducted 62 new members into its chapter, “Link” of the “Order of the Engineer” – a national organization established and dedicated to upholding devotion to the standards and dignity of the engineering profession. During the ceremony, initiates received a stainless steel ring to wear [more]


School of Literature and Language initiates new honor society members

Three honor societies for students excelling in French, Spanish and English in the Louisiana Tech University School of Literature and Language recently held initiations of new members. The Louisiana Tech chapter (Iota Sigma) of Pi Delta Phi, the National French Honor Society, held its initiation for new members May 13 at the home of member [more]


Louisiana Tech to graduate five Grand Challenge Scholars

At Louisiana Tech University’s spring commencement, five engineering students will join a prestigious group of graduates from the National Academy of Engineering Grand Challenge Scholars Program (NAE GCSP). Caroline Bell (biomedical engineering from Metairie, La.), Sam Helman (mechanical engineering from Amarillo, Texas), Ryan Joseph (mechanical engineering from McKinney, Texas), Pranay Uttamchandani (chemical engineering from Dubai, [more]


COES students present research, prototypes at Senior Projects Conference

Senior class students from Louisiana Tech University’s College of Engineering and Science showcased their solutions to real-world problems at the College of Engineering and Science Senior Projects Conference held recently on the Louisiana Tech campus. The students presented studies and designs as well as simulations illustrating solutions that could aid in international research and regional [more]


School of Design partners with Ruston Farmers Market

May 7 was the opening day for this season’s Ruston Farmers Market, and with a new location came a new design, courtesy of Louisiana Tech University’s School of Design. The Farmers Market partnered with the School of Design for a service-learning project that included students from a studio art class creating a mural on the [more]


Engineering and Science Foundation elects new officers, directors

The Louisiana Tech University Engineering and Science Foundation (ESF) is pleased to announce the election of new officers and directors for the 2016-17 academic year. Foundation members met in Ruston last week to elect officers, directors and associate directors. Zeffrey Lucas will serve as the next president of the ESF Board of Directors. Lucas is [more]


Louisiana Tech representatives selected to attend National Security Forum

Dr. Stan Napper, vice president for research and development, and Dr. Jeremey Mhire, associate professor of political science and director of the Waggonner Center for Civic Engagement and Public Policy, represented Louisiana Tech University at the 63rd annual National Security Forum (NSF) held last week at the Air War College at Maxwell Air Force Base [more]


Hofmeister to serve as spring commencement speaker

Louisiana Tech University will hold its spring commencement ceremony at 10 a.m., Saturday, May 21 at the Thomas Assembly Center with John Hofmeister, founder and chief executive for Citizens for Affordable Energy and former president of Shell Oil Company, serving as keynote speaker. Hofmeister, who retired from Shell in 2008, works through Citizens for Affordable [more]