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A spring of musical connections

That’s why it is especially exciting that spring has brought with it a new crop of things to do in Ruston, many of which have been opportunities, especially in May, for music enthusiasts to enjoy live tunes and even to learn about the history of music that has originated in this and surrounding areas.
Mayfest, a 12-band lineup concert at Louisiana Tech University, expanded its parameters this year with musical acts that not only included rock and alternative, but also funk, acoustic, R&B and even spoken-word lyricism.

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Tech, Delta agreement holds promise

Delta, pushing for accreditation and a permanent home, has been shoe-horned into the former upper classmen’s cafeteria at the University of Louisiana at Monroe since its inception and is in the middle of working its way into a spot adjoining I-20.
Enrollment there has continued to swell, so much so that Chancellor Luke Robins and staff have fought for ways to find places to put all of the eager minds, young and old, who come to learn there.

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Tech women win WAC track title

Fullwood won the men’s 400 at 46.30 for a regional qualifying mark, while Lewis took the women’s 100 at 11.83. Junior Michael Coleman of Ruston won the men’s 100 at 10.34 for another regional mark, while junior Cory Denstel took first place in the men’s 800 at 1:51.71.
Fullwood also won the men’s 200 with a regional qualifying mark of 20.67 while in the field, junior Phelecia Reynolds placed first with a throw if 160 feet, 11 inches in the discus.

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Tech Drive facelift planned

That search pointed to Tech as the road’s owner. It also uncovered an effort to have the road work done as far back as the 1970s, but he said it was left undone, for whatever reason.
An agreement worked on last year involved the parish, Ruston and Tech each putting up $50,000 toward resurfacing work and then donating the stretch to the state system, but that also did not go forward.
In stepped Rep. Hollis Downs with the goal to work out some kind of exchange to curtail the need for that local funding.

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To the new Tech graduates

They are now officially full-fledged members of The Real World.
Then again, it probably hasn’t quite sunk in yet.
But it will.
In my experience, this is a gradual process that has moments of pain but also moments of sheer joy.
Nothing about college life really can prepare you for life in The Real World, and everyone’s post-graduate experiences differ wildly.
But I’d like to share my top eight pieces of advice, based on my experience, for those brand new class of 2008 Louisiana Tech alumni who are waking up today with a world of possibilities before them.
1.Trust yourself.

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Welcome WAC into

Beginning Thursday, the best teams in the Western Athletic Conference will be right here in Ruston for a three-day tournament.
In our own backyard we’ll have the chance to take in games played by Sacramento State, San Jose State, the University of Nevada, New Mexico State, the University of Hawaii and Fresno State.
Of course it’s disappointing not to be able to cheer on the home team in the WAC tournament.

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Moats connects with fans

In addition to showing some of his runs as a member of the Eagles for the past two seasons, the DVD included some of the memorable moments the Dallas native created while with the Bulldogs; he was the club’s single-season rushing leader twice, was selected as the top offensive player in the Western Athletic Conference, included on various All-American squads and named as a Doak Walker Award finalist as a senior.
If the turnout Saturday is any measuring stick, Moats should have a successful debut with his camp.

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Community college, Tech link tightens with agreement

“We have quite a few students who go through the business program, and this is a great option for them,” said Barbara Jones, dean of instruction at Delta. “This (arrangement) formalizes the agreement we’ve had for a number of years. We have a great working relationship with Tech.”
Delta’s chancellor, Luke Robins, said he feels students will benefit now and once the two-year school’s accreditation process is complete, allowing the addition of new academic programs. Delta expects a site visit from the accrediting body, the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, this October.

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