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July 25th

A novel show

Eleven students’ original work, which includes, among other designs, an interactive pop-up book, an accordian book and a portfolio with prints pasted inside are available for viewing. Displayed atop the reference section shelves, the artful volumes are available for perusing, and viewers are invited to flip through the pages of many of the books, Hooker said.

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July 24th

Tech lines up tailgating themes

They include:
• Aug. 30, vs. Mississippi State: food-hot dogs, potato salad, homemade ice cream; theme, “Day of the ‘Dogs”.
• Sept. 20, vs. Southeastern Louisiana: food-red beans and rice, sausage, French bread; theme-“Bulldogs Trap the Lions.”
• Oct. 18, vs. Idaho: food-pork chops, Idaho potato salad; theme, “Bulldogs Capture the Vandals.”
• Nov. 1, vs. Fresno State: food-beef brisket, baked potatoes; theme, “Bulldogs Battle of the Bone” and “Welcome Home Alumni.”
• Nov. 15, vs. Utah State: food-Cajun combo, French bread; theme, “Bulldogs Bite the Aggies.”

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Donations sought for needy students

It is not a child’s fault when his providers are not flush enough to be able to afford the long list of school supplies schools need in order to provide the education that is expected in today’s system. Single-parent households are particularly vulnerable, with costs for day care and other needs cutting deeply into the annual supply budget.

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BOE-bots? Back in my day ...

Nanoengineering as we see it today was, in a sense, a twinkle in Tech’s eye at the time I started. In 2002, I was busy hammering away at differential equations, integrations and derivatives and moments of force in my engineering textbook. Calculus III was tough, but the defining factor in my short-lived pursuit of the coveted Professional Engineer title was the freshman design project.
My freshman design project, unlike the highly documented, affordable and (I’m told) user-friendly BOE-bot, was a free-for-all.

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Jindal coming to Dubach

The council also approved expanding the RV park downtown by adding four new spaces for RVs.
Rogers announced that a $3,000 grant from the Home Depot was used to purchase supplies to upgrade the baseball park.
The council granted permission for the town to apply for a Louisiana Governmental Assistance Grant, which provides up to $35,000 for municipal projects. Dubach hopes to receive money for renovations at town hall, including electrical work, roof repair, bathroom facility upgrades and sidewalk improvements on East Hico Street, Rogers said.

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July 22nd

Projects take learning to the next level

From elementary school up through the university level, students benefit from the experience of getting out of the classroom and putting their skills to use in a way that serves the community.
In recent years, service-learning projects have started to catch on, and our communities are better because of them.

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Bird flu stays on U.S. radar

And with good reason.
Poultry farming is the state’s No. 1 animal industry, and a major outbreak of avian influenza would cripple a vital factor in Louisiana’s economy. From independent farmers with small farms servicing only friends and family to national corporations with Louisiana-based facilities contracting out to area farmers, a significant outbreak of the disease could be disastrous.
But there’s even more reason to fear avian flu than a crippling blow to the state’s poultry industry. Human lives could be at stake, too.

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District 5 wins region crown

“They said it landed on the tracks,” said Williams, who had a two-run shot in the K.C. Southern neighborhood during the 8-6 win over the same opponent late Saturday night. “I just like hitting here. That’s about the fifth home run I’ve hit in this park since last year.”
Although that round-tripper would provide enough margin for the win, the District 5 team wasn’t through yet.
A 7-0 lead was manufactured in the third inning off of a single from Corey Jones, two-run triple by Jacob Hollis and a throwing error.

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Students erect outdoor classroom in city park

Even the wood used for the floating benches, a Brazilian hardwood called Ipe, won’t show the effects of time easily, Keim said.
The project was a capstone to the pair’s time at Tech, he said.
“Construction was really new for us,” he said. “In school, it was mostly theoretical,” he said. “This was dealing with a client, and meeting with Mrs. Riggs and the city to share what we were working on.”
Rest of Story:
Architecture professor Karl Puljak described the structure as awe-inspiring.

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July 21st

Students erect outdoor classroom in city park

Architecture professor Karl Puljak described the structure as awe-inspiring.
“It’s pretty incredible the work that has happened on this,” Puljak said at the dedication of “Modulated Lattice 5,” a project more than a year in the making. “I don’t even know what to say.”
The project started as the brainchild of two and became a labor of many, Puljak said.

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