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Louisiana Tech to offer international studies minor

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Louisiana Tech University students have the option of minoring in a field that looks at the global economy.
The international studies minor is open to any student who wishes to prepare to compete in a global marketplace. Don Kaczvinsky, dean of the College of Liberal Arts, said this minor will help students gain a broader and richer perspective of problems in the 21st century.
“The international studies minor was started to offer students a means to understand the issues and concerns in today’s global culture,” Kaczvinsky said. “We want students to see how countries and people are interconnected.”

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Home seeks mental health specialists

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New licensing standards for LMCH increase need for staff

Louisiana Methodist Children’s Home announces new licensing standards are creating a need for additional mental health specialists (child care staff) at the Ruston campus.
These positions supervise youth, act as role models and provide residential care services to children who have been removed from their homes because of abuse or neglect.

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Tech neuroscientists to present lecture in N.O.

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Mark DeCoster, the James E. Wyche III Endowed Professor in Biomedical Engineering at Louisiana Tech University, will lead a team of Tech neuroscientists in presenting a lecture at the Society for Neuroscience’s (SfN) annual meeting on Monday in New Orleans.
The lecture titled, “Randomization of submaximal glutamate stimulus to interpret astrocyte effect on calcium dynamics,” will be featured as part of Neuroscience 2012 — SfN’s annual meeting that provides the world’s largest forum for neuroscientists to debut research and network with colleagues from around the world. More than 30,000 neuroscientists from around the world are expected to attend the event with more than 16,000 presentations scheduled to take place during the five-day conference.

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Macro-manager can help increase wealth

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Question:  In the course of this last year, I have dealt with a lot of advisors — lawyers, accountants, stock brokers and insurance agents.  Sometimes I get conflicting advice from different experts. How do I decide who is right?
 
Answer: It sounds like you need a “macro-manager.”

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Investing strategies for an evolving market

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From the collapse of the technology bubble in the early 2000s to the subprime lending meltdown that started in 2008, the markets have been anything but predictable. Case in point: The political fight over U.S. debt policies in 2011 roiled the markets and led to an unprecedented downgrade of the nation’s credit.
“We’ve seen two big pullbacks in the stock market within the last 10 years, and investors are justifiably fearful that the same thing could happen again,” says Scott Wren, Senior Equity Strategist at Wells Fargo Advisors.

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Explore opportunities during open enrollment

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If you work for a medium-size or large organization, you may well be entering that time of year known as open enrollment. While it may not be as dramatic as the “other” election that’s arriving in a few weeks, open enrollment will provide you with some choices that can have a big impact on your life.
Depending on how your organization administers its benefits program, you may be able to make changes to several important areas during open enrollment. Here are three of them:

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Cougars up 2-1A mark to 2-0

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A “Three-Headed Monster” is being sighted again on Cedar Creek High’s football team.
No report just yet if it’s made YouTube, but don’t be surprised.
This is a new “Three-Headed Monster” in Cougar Country, reminiscent of the mid-2000s when Justin Aldredge, Chris Holtzclaw and Cody Blackwelder kept defensive coordinators up late at night checking game films.

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’Cats cool off Griffins

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STONEWALL — A week after dropping its District 2-5A opener to Top 10 ranked Monroe Ouachita, Ruston High rebounded here Friday night with highly rated Class 3A North DeSoto 27-10.
The Bearcats (3-4) moved to within one victory of having their overall record even out by stopping the Griffins (5-2), who were ranked No. 12 among the state’s Class 3A teams entering the game.

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Kittens bump Arcadia

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GRAMBLING — Head Coach Jerald Kennedy and the Grambling High Kittens took their first home victory on Friday as they celebrated their annual homecoming.
The Kittens (2-4. 1-1)) defeated the Arcadia Hornets 26-6 at Eddie Robinson Stadium. “Anytime we win, it’s good,” Kennedy said.

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Ruston Elementary runners win titles

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Ruston Elementary School captured championships for the 3-4 girls and 3-4 boys divisions at the recent Cedar Creek cross country invitational.
Also gaining two team titles were the 7-8 Ruston Junior High boys and girls.

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