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COES faculty, student elected to lead national biomedical engineering society




Two Louisiana Tech University biomedical engineering faculty members and one student have been appointed to leadership roles within the Alpha Eta Mu Beta (AHMB) National Biomedical Engineering Honor Society – an organization founded nearly 30 years ago by Louisiana Tech President Emeritus Dr. Daniel D. Reneau. Dr. Teresa Murray, assistant professor of biomedical engineering at [more]

Ruston mayor to deliver winter commencement keynote address




Ronny Walker, mayor of the City of Ruston, will serve as the keynote speaker for Louisiana Tech University’s winter commencement exercises at 10:00 a.m. February 25 at the Thomas Assembly Center. Walker has been deeply involved in the economic growth and civic well-being of Ruston and Lincoln Parish, both prior to and during his term [more]

Professor receives Nurse’s Touch Award from national organization




Patti McFadden, associate professor of nursing at Louisiana Tech University, has been named a recipient of the 2017 Nurse’s Touch Award from Assessment Technologies Institute (ATI) Nursing Education. ATI Nursing Education’s Nurse’s Touch Award honors outstanding educators for advancing professionalism, leadership and communication skills in nursing education programs.  McFadden was selected as one of four [more]

A.E. Phillips Lab School director elected to national post




Dr. Joanne Hood, director of A. E. Phillips Laboratory School at Louisiana Tech University, has been elected to serve as the State of Louisiana’s representative with the National Association of Elementary School Principals (NAESP). The NAESP, founded in 1921, is a professional organization serving elementary and middle school principals throughout the United States, Canada and [more]

Percussion Ensemble promises event that ‘pops’




Louisiana Tech University’s Percussion Ensemble will present a post-Valentine’s Day treat titled “…percussion that pops!” Slated to begin at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 15, the 15-member percussion ensemble will perform works by Paul Creston, John Cage, Nigel Westlake, Camille Saint-Saëns, Russell Peck, Lane Harder, Nathan Daughtrey, Ruud Wiener and Edwin London. The concert will take [more]

COES lecturer named 2016 Visionary Educator of the Year




Jeffrey A. Pike, senior lecturer of civil engineering and construction engineering technology at Louisiana Tech University, has been named the Vantage Health Plan 2016 Visionary Educator of the Year. The honor is awarded to outstanding faculty and staff members who have shown a strong commitment to the field of education through hard work and dedication [more]

New Frontiers lecture series to host renowned cancer researcher




Dr. Philip Salem, president of Salem Oncology Centre in Houston Texas, will visit Louisiana Tech University on February 6 as a featured speaker of the New Frontiers in Biomedical Research lecture series. Salem’s presentation titled “Lessons I Have Learned from Cancer Research and Treatment,” will take place at 3:30 p.m. in University Hall on the [more]

Alumnus, playwright to premiere ‘She Kills Monsters’ at Stone Theatre




Louisiana Tech University’s Department of Theatre is proud to host the world premiere of “She Kills Monsters” – an action-packed production written by Louisiana Tech alumnus Qui Nguyen and directed by Mark Guinn, professor and director of the School of Performing Arts. “She Kills Monsters,” the Department of Theatre’s third production of the season, will [more]

French professor leads roundtable on topic of dual enrollment




Dr. Dolliann Hurtig, a French professor at Louisiana Tech University, participated in the Louisiana Foreign Language Teachers‘ Convention in Lafayette earlier this month. Hurtig led a panel/roundtable discussion on the benefits of dual enrollment for high school students. Such benefits include receiving credit for university courses, paying less tuition for taking a dual enrollment course [more]