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April 19th, 2013

Tech ends theater season with dark comedy

The Louisiana Tech University School of Performing Arts would like to announce its upcoming production of Nikolai Erdman’s absurdist Russian play, “The Suicide,” directed by visiting Australian director Nigel Poulton. The show will open at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday and run through Saturday.

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TEDxLouisianaTechUniversity announces second annual TEDx

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Louisiana Tech University will host its second inaugural TEDxLouisianaTechUniversity event on its campus May 3 at The Stone Theater. The event is scheduled to start at 5:30 p.m.
Described as an “intellectual circus” and “a brain spa” the presentations will feature distinguished thought leaders, focusing on the theme “Living La Vida Local.”

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Church News - Sunday, April 21, 2013

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ASSEMBLY OF GOD
First Assembly of God
“Living in the Spirit” class is at 9:45 a.m. Sundays. Children’s church is at 10:45 a.m. Nursery up through age 3 is provided at 10:45 a.m. Sundays and by request on Sunday night and at 6 p.m. Wednesday.
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BAPTIST
Calvary
Bible study classes begin at 9 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. Worship is also held at 9 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. Choir rehearsal begins at 4 p.m. today.
Men’s Prayer Breakfast begins at 6:30 a.m. Tuesday. Wednesday evening’s prayer service is at 6:30 p.m.
China Grove Missionary

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GSU’s Wright named provost at CSU-Pueblo

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Carl Wright, dean of the Grambling State University College of Business, has been named provost and vice president for academic affairs at Colorado State University — Pueblo. His appointment is effective July 15.
“Dean Wright has been a competent, creative and strong leader of our College of Business. The college has made great strides under his leadership,” said Frank G. Pogue, president of Grambling State University.

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Frey recognized for innovation

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New Tech science teacher named finalist in PBS award
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Emile Frey, New Tech @ Ruston science teacher, was recently honored as a finalist in the 2012 Teacher Innovator Awards. Sponsored by PBS LearningMedia and The Henry Ford, the competition invited preschool through 12th grade educators to share ideas and videos showcasing how they were engaging students with PBS and On Innovation resources and innovative ideas to reinforce 21st century learning skills.

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Tech’s NSBE makes history

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The Louisiana Tech University chapter of the National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE) made history recently by receiving its second consecutive National Distinguished Chapter of the Year award — the first time in the society’s history that a chapter has won consecutive National Chapter of the Year awards.
Tech’s NSBE chapter was named the 2012-13 National Distinguished Medium Chapter of the Year during the 39th Annual NSBE Convention held in Indianapolis. 

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Jolis Jardins, more than just a tour

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Spring is finally here! The North Central Louisiana Arts Council is happy to announce that the Ruston Garden Club will be presenting the Jolis Jardins garden tour again this year from 9:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. on April 27. The tour will feature gardens at three area homes, as well as vendors with hand-crafted jewelry and other trinkets, repurposed items and specialty herbs. You are invited to roam as you please from garden to garden, and we encourage you to visit our artisans’ displays as well.

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Club news: Happy Gardeners

The April 11 meeting of the Happy Gardeners Society met in the home of Cathy Downs with Dianne Jefcoat and Joan Couch as co-hostesses. President Couch called the meeting to order and Magdi Ferguson read the prayer. Couch led the group in the Pledge of Allegiance. The Treasurer’s Report was given by Ann Jones. Dimes for the Dixie and Domestic Abuse Resistance Team donations will be made before next month when the new treasurer takes over.

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Rogers speaks to Culture Guild

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Ruston Chief of Police Steve Rogers was recently the guest speaker for the Culture Guild. Pictured above is Rogers with club president Lou Ropp.

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Lives Lost Display serves as warning

On the South Service Road stands a reminder of Lincoln Parish lives that were cut short.
Black silhouettes represent someone’s loved ones who died in alcohol-related vehicle crashes in recent years.
These deaths were tragic and unnecessary, and they serve as a warning to those who drink and drive.
Most vehicle crashes are avoidable, which means much of the costs taxpayers and society in general take on are also avoidable. We all end up paying the terrible toll that is inflicted on us by those who insist on driving while impaired.

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