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August 19th, 2013

Pet of the week

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This adorable girl is Piper. Piper is about 7 months old and is ready to find her first loving family. She is an all-white American Bulldog mix. So cute and such a sweetie, she has a wonderful personality. Her adoption fee is $65. Call 251-DOGS for more information. Come see all the dogs at our new office located at 290 Rodeo Road, Ruston, just south of Tech Farm Road. The office is open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday or call for an appointment.
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Scott’s donates to birthday club

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Scott’s Catfish Restaurant made a fan donation to the Birthday Fellowship Organization on Aug. 6. Restaurant owner Betty Scott is pictured with Joseph Caper Sr.

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Students get help moving into new dorms at GSU

Carrying bedspreads, mini-fridges, and mementos from home, the Grambling State University campus was swarming with new students, parents and relatives.  Elrick Truvillion was among them.
His mom, Shawanda Truvillion, held bags of food and bottles of water bottles for her son. Despite feeling sad that her son was leaving home, she said she’s excited about the opportunities. “Grambling is a good experience to teach my son,” she stated. “We just hope everything he needs for her future is here.”
President Frank G. Pogue is happy that Truvillion chose Grambling State.

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Two College of Ed. programs at Tech earn accreditation

Two concentrations in Louisiana Tech’s College of Education received accreditation from the Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP.)
CACREP granted accreditation to clinical mental health counseling and school counseling, which are both concentrations within the counseling and guidance master’s program.

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Bearcat pride remains stronger than ever

Bearcat Madness was held Saturday with many fans showing up to demonstrate their Bearcat Pride. The football team and the coaches were present to take pictures and introduce themselves to fans, the cheerleaders were present to lead the fans in cheers and the band did their usual as they played music for the fans to groove to. Also, supporters for the Cross Country teams and the Bearcat Belles were present to help provide food and drinks to the attendees, do face-painting and sell merchandise to those who want to display their spirit.

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Getting used to early school starts

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Yes, I’m probably old school — pun intended — but for me, it just doesn’t seem quite right.
It’s 7:30 a.m. on a mid-August day, and school has already started.
Whatever happened to school starting after Labor Day, and no earlier than 8:15 a.m.? It just doesn’t seem right to me for it all to be starting so early, but it has.

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August 17th

James named permanent Grambling AD

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Grambling State University President Frank G. Pogue asked Aaron James to be interim athletic director for a second time since he’s been president. This time, however, he’s decided that James is his man.

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Bulldogs scrappy in first scrimmage

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Holding its first scrimmage of preseason workouts, Louisiana Tech kept things simple Saturday.
And while first-year head coach Skip Holtz watched a team battling fatigue, he still like what he saw as the team marked its halfway point through fall camp. The Bulldogs ran approximately 130 plays as the scrimmage marked the beginning of a day’s worth of activities.

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GSU defense dominates as Tigers scrimmage

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Grambling State’s offense put up points in their second scrimmage of the season, but the defense still won the day Saturday.
“The defense dominated,” GSU junior quarterback DJ Williams said. “We had too many drops, too many lost balls and too many mistakes by me.”

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Bulldogs hold Fan Fest

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Hundreds of Louisiana Tech football fans packed Argent Pavillion Saturday night as the Bulldogs held their annual meet-and-greet Fan Fest. Pictured above is Tech fan Greg Hennigan, left, getting the scoop from head coach Skip Holtz. Pictured below is the Bulldog football team autographing schedule posters for fans.

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