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April 2nd, 2014

Tech hosts nearly 600 high school students for Engineering and Science Day

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The College of Engineering and Science at Louisiana Tech University hosted nearly 600 students from 21 Louisiana and Arkansas high schools for its Engineering and Science Day 2014.
Engineering and Science Day 2014 introduced prospective students to engineering and science at Tech and featured a presentation by Lana Fountain Flakes, director of emerging initiatives for the Society of Women Engineers and a Louisiana Tech biomedical engineering graduate.

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April 1st

New Techsters coach to be announced Wednesday

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A name much familiar to Louisiana Tech fans has been tabbed to take over the Lady Techsters basketball program.
Tyler Summitt, son of former Tennessee Lady Volunteers coach Pat Summitt, will be introduced at a press conference scheduled for noon Wednesday at Louisiana Tech in the Jarrell Room of the Charles Wyly Athletic Center.
Summitt, 23, has spent the past two years as an assistant coach at Marquette where he oversaw the Golden’s Eagles offense, was in charge of skill development for every position, performed all recruiting duties and was the scouting coordinator.

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Rising from the ashes

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Cooper uses artistic side as an outlet
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From the streets to the booth, this up-and-coming recording artist has the ambition to make it to the mountaintop.
“To3tagga,” born Antory Cooper, 22, is not only a rapper, but also a student at Grambling State University.
Cooper has been active in events throughout campus, such as participating in the lyrical quest shows. He was also chosen to be one of the opening acts for Wale and August Alsina during homecoming in November 2013.
Life for Cooper was not always easy and included many challenges.

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LPSB to give Bell feedback

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During the 6 p.m. Lincoln Parish School Board meeting, Superintendent Danny Bell is planning to propose the opening of the application process for the supervisor of special education and principals’ positions at Simsboro School and Cypress Springs.
The interview will consist of three area principals and two central office/administrative staff members. The application deadline for the positions will be at 4 p.m. April 15.

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Tech faculty perform tonight

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Members of the Louisiana Tech University community are invited to attend tonight’s Faculty Concert series performance, featuring Cain Budds, an associate professor of music, on guitar; Gregory Lyons, an assistant professor of music, on marimba; and Karl Puljak, director of School of Architecture and the School of Art, on cello.
The concert will begin at 7:30 p.m. in the School of Art gallery.
Budds said the first half will be the solo guitar featuring the keyboard works of Domenico Scarlatti arranged for guitar and the music of Leo Brouwer.

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Shooting tournament on tap

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Event to raise funds for wounded veterans

Hunters interested in a little competition, as well as helping out those who have served this country in the military, will have the opportunity during the First Annual Wounded Heroes Bird Hunt and Sporting Clay Tournament on April 12 at Wild Wings Sporting Club in Downsville.
Donnie Vocker, president of Louisiana Hunters for Heroes, said this event, put on by the Louisiana Hunters for Heroes organization, is designed to be a fundraiser for LHH.
“Our goal is a fundraiser to raise enough hopefully to plan our next year’s schedule,” Vocker said.

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Master Gardener plant sales coming soon

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Everyone is excited about the arrival of warmer weather. While most gardeners are busy preparing the garden areas, many are already planting their favorite ornamental and vegetable plants.
Searching nurseries for new varieties and old favorites is an exciting event which takes place every spring season. To enhance the usual plant selections found in local nurseries, Master Gardeners from Northeast Louisiana and North Central Louisiana have scheduled plant sales, which should tantalize the enthusiastic plant buyer.

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DART Radiothon speakers named

The following is a list of times that each speaker for the 2014 Domestic Abuse Resistance Team Radiothon will be on the air.
• 6 – 6:30 a.m. Pam Dance, Chairperson “Opening Remarks”
• 6:30 – 7 a.m. Rose Daigle, Licensed Professional Therapist; “A Counselor’s Perspective on the Effects of Domestic Violence”
• 7 – 7:30 a.m. Ricky Bonnett, Pastor of First Assembly of God; “Domestic Violence and the Church” and “Men Standing Strong”

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Roper named Class C MVP

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Junior center led New Living Word to state championship

After leading their teams to state titles, Destiny Simon and Javier Roper have been named the Most Valuable Players in Class C by the Louisiana Sports Writers Association.
Simon, a 5-foot-10 center from Hackberry, landed the award and a spot on the LSWA’s Class C girls first team after averaging 21.6 points per game and leading the Mustangs to their first state title since winning three in a row from 2002-04.

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Simsboro’s Abney on Class B list

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The Fairview High girls basketball program is very familiar with Class B success.
Now the Allen Parish school’s boys team is beginning to taste success as well.
Senior guard Maghan Cooley and sophomore post player Brennan Maddox made it a Fairview sweep of the Most Valuable Player honors on the Class B all-state teams selected by a panel of the Louisiana Sports Writers Association.
Simsboro senior Ron Abney (14.2 ppg) was named a second-team All-State boys team selection.

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