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July 1st, 2013

Tech professor presents research

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David Szymanski, an associate professor of kinesiology and strength and conditioning coach for baseball at Louisiana Tech University, recently presented research during a poster session at the American College of Sports Medicine’s (ACSM) 60th Annual Meeting, followed by a 90-minute presentation at the National Strength and Conditioning Association’s (NSCA) Midwest Regional Conference.

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Hall weekend: Mardi Gras flavor

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NATCHITOCHES — It was Mardi Gras on Front Street Friday night.
If Louisiana knows how to throw a good party, then this was the place to be hanging around if you grew up in the state and love its passion for sports.
The long-awaited Louisiana Sports Hall of Fame Museum was officially christened with a no-holds-barred gala grand opening that had everything from displays of well-known jerseys worn by its honored occupants to a wide range of the state’s cuisine and a 7-foot-1 living legend who practically had his admirers in the palm of his huge hands.

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Tech had Olympian moments in 2012

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As the sun sets on Louisiana Tech’s 12-year membership in the Western Athletic Conference and the University prepares to move to Conference USA on Monday, LATechSports.com wanted to take a look back on some of the top moments from the past dozen years.
Each day during this month, LATechSports.com will feature a top game, player or significant event that has occurred since the University joined the WAC on July 1, 2001 (these milestones will be done in random order).

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Nancy Beadal Turnage

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Nancy Beadal Turnage, age 99, passed away into the arms of Jesus June 26, 2013. Mrs. Turnage was born November 28, 1913 in Lobdell, MS to the late Ida Annette Jones Beadel and Robert Neill Beadel. Mrs. Turnage grew up in Benoit, MS and graduated from Benoit High school as Valedictorian in 1931. She attended Delta State Teachers College (1931-1932)and attended finishing school at Grenada College (1932-1933). She returned to Delta State Teachers College, Cleveland, MS (1933-1935), graduating with a BS in Education.

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NOTICE TO BIDDERS

NOTICE TO BIDDERS
Sealed bids will be received at the Louisiana Tech University Purchasing Office, P.O. Box 3157 T.S., 408 Keeny Hall, Louisiana Tech University, Ruston, Louisiana until 2:00 P.M., July 23, 2013 at which time and place they will be publicly opened for the following:
Printing of The Tech Talk (50012-258-14)
Specifications and bid documents for the above may be obtained from the Director of Purchasing, Louisiana Tech University, Ruston, Louisiana; phone 318-257-4205 or fax request to 318-257-3772.

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NOTICE TO BIDDERS

NOTICE TO BIDDERS
Sealed bids will be received at the Louisiana Tech University Purchasing Office, P.O. Box 3157 T.S., 408 Keeny Hall, Louisiana Tech University, Ruston, Louisiana until 2:00 P.M., July 17, 2013 at which time and place they will be publicly opened for the following:
Insurance Coverage for International Students (50012-259-14)
Specifications and bid documents for the above may be obtained from the Director of Purchasing, Louisiana Tech University, Ruston, Louisiana; phone 318-257-4205 or fax request to 318-257-3772.

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INVITATION FOR BID

INVITATION FOR BID

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Mr. Jerry Lane Wiltcher, Sr

Funeral services for Mr. Jerry Lane Wiltcher, Sr. age 71 of Simsboro, will be held at 2:00 PM Wednesday, July 3, 2013 at Owens Memorial Chapel in Ruston. Officiating the service will be Rev. Gerald Nelson. Burial will follow in Pecan Cemetery in Hilly under the direction of Owens Memorial Chapel Funeral Home of Ruston.

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June 29th

N.L.W. cut from state voucher program

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Ruston’s New Living Word School has been dropped from the Louisiana Scholarship voucher program after a financial audit revealed it charged the state more for tuition than it did parents of non-voucher students.
The Louisiana Department of Education announced Friday that it was cutting New Living Word School from the voucher program based on findings of an outside auditor.

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Higher Ed handoff

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They key was cut at the Louisiana Tech campus locksmith shop in 1987. Off-center and a bit crooked, “1620” is engraved into its back.
That number is the same as the number above the office door that leads to the Louisiana Tech president’s suite on the 16th floor of Wyly Tower. This is the key that opens the most exclusive door on campus, into an office where the buck stops every day.
It looks like several others of the 20 or so keys on the simple round chain, one Dan Reneau can’t remember getting.

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