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August 28th, 2013

Innovative IT certificate program launched

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Tech, IC3 Consortium team together

Louisiana Tech University, through its College of Engineering and Science, and the Industry Consortium for Innovations in Communications, Information, and Cyberspace (IC3) will offer a unique and innovative certificate program in information technology, starting this fall.

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Louisiana youth concussion act

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Two years ago, Gov. Bobby Jindal signed into law the Louisiana Youth Concussion Act. With the signing of Bill 189/Act 314, sponsored by State Sen. Sherry Cheek (R-Shreveport), youth and high school athletes in Louisiana receive more extensive oversight in the diagnosis and treatment. The law also establishes guidelines in removal from activities and more concise procedures if the occurrence of a concussion is suspected.

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Cheers: Kozik

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Mississippi College School of Law, in Jackson, Miss., is proud to announce that Judith Hampton Kozik, of Farmerville, recently was awarded an Academic Merit Scholarship.  
Kozik is the daughter of Bruce E. Hampton and Cindy K. Hampton, of Ruston.
Kozik is married to David Christopher Kozik.  Kozik is a graduate of Louisiana Tech University.

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Cheers: Gafford

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Army Reserve Col. Gerald J. Gafford has graduated from the U.S. Army War College at Carlisle Barracks, Carlisle, Penn., and earned a master’s degree in Strategic Studies. The college is the Army’s senior educational institution.
The 10-month curriculum of the Army’s senior officer school is designed to prepare and train officers of all the U.S. military branches of service, foreign military officers, as well as senior civilian officials of federal agencies, to serve in top-level command and staff positions with the U.S. Armed Forces worldwide.

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Supporting the arts important for community

Lincoln Parish has been fortunate enough to have local organizations whose whole purpose is striving to bring the arts to the area.
The North Central Louisiana Arts Council serves Ruston and surrounding parishes bringing children and adults a variety of ways to experience something a little more artistic than they would be used to.

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School millage to save change

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Voters in the Ruston school district can save a huge chunk of change over time if they spend an even bigger chunk of change now.
That’s the best educated guesstimate of bond attorneys upon whom the Lincoln Parish School Board relied when it decided this summer to ask district voters for an early extension of a property tax millage that’s set to expire in 2024. The referendum is Nov. 16.
At least part of the rationale behind the renewal call is the current rock-bottom interest rates that could save almost $6 million or more in the long run. But that’s getting ahead of the story.

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Book about ‘Breaking the Line’

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Author signs work about GSU’s place in civil rights movement
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Author Samuel G. Freedman’s book “Breaking The Line” tells the story of the season in black college football that transformed the sport and helped change the course of the civil rights movement.
Freedman appeared Monday for a book signing session in the Doris Robinson Banquet Hall at the Eddie Robinson Museum.

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Tech track announces class of 14 signees

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Louisiana Tech head track and field and cross country coach Gary Stanley announced its 2013 signing class Tuesday. The signing class includes numerous state champions and multiple members of junior college national championship teams.
Overall the coaching staff addressed several key areas of need with the 14-member signing class, bringing in a group of student-athletes that are proven winners.

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Techsters, JSU play to scoreless draw

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The Louisiana Tech soccer team came up empty on 17 shot attempts ending Tuesday evening in a 0-0 draw with Jackson State at the JSU Soccer Field.
Tech (0-2-1) used multiple formation and roster changes to generate more scoring opportunities but the finishing struggles in the box continued for the third straight match.
“We had chances again and again,” said head coach Kevin Sherry. “We tried different people with different systems. We created opportunities, we did everything right, but we just couldn’t finish.

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Bulldogs name team captains for 2014

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Louisiana Tech head coach Skip Holtz announced the 2013 team captains and that four walk-ons would receive scholarships after its team practice Tuesday afternoon.
The team captains for the 2013 season will be defensive end IK Enemkpali, offensive guard Matthew Shepperd and wide receiver/return specialist D.J. Banks.
In addition, four walk-on players on the team will receive scholarships for the 2013 season.
Those players receiving scholarships are running back Blake Martin, defensive back Ahmad Wallace, quarterback Paul Harris and defensive back Jabari Prewitt.

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