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April 2nd, 2014

New Tech@Ruston students display 3D history

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NT@R Junior American Studies student Kailee Rivera and her project group used an iPad as their three-dimensional display to explain rationing during World War II. Students are presenting a World War II Exhibit titled “WWII: Preserving Peace” from 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. today in the front corridor of the Lincoln Parish Library.
Junior students in Tara Griffin’s and Steven Ehrhard’s American Studies class have been working all month to prepare for the exhibit and Griffin said the students gained inspiration early on by visiting the National Word War II Museum in New Orleans on March 5.

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Summitt takes top position

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Louisiana Tech’s athletics department continued its trendsetting ways as it looked to find a new coach for its women’s basketball program, again turning toward bloodlines and youth.
Jack Bicknell, Derek Dooley, Sonny Dykes, Skip Holtz and Tommy McClelland were all hires made by Tech who all came from well-known athletics bloodlines.
And McClelland still stands as one of the youngest athletics directors in the country at 32, and he was AD at McNeese State when he was 26.

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LPSB presents new projects

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‘All is well’ with Bell’s evaluation
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The State Department of Education mandated that a new Evaluation of the superintendent policy be implemented in August and Lincoln Parish School Board members went into executive session during last night’s meeting to give feedback as to the “quality, competency and attributes,” of current Superintendent of schools Danny Bell.
The public was asked to leave during the executive session and although board members did not discuss specifics of the evaluation afterwards, President Otha Anders said, “all went
very well.”

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GSU Senior’s art exhibit on display

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A new exhibit will remain on display in Dunbar Gallery on the campus of Grambling State University through April 10.
GSU senior Brittany Sinegal’s exhibit went up in pieces, but was opened to the public March 24.
Associate professor of visual arts Donna McGee said the show is an installation of works including video, paper mache sculpture and soft sculpture. 
“Brittany is one of two seniors this year exploring the art form of new media, which includes art video and animation,” she said. “She has created two videos as a means of expressing herself, her feelings and ideas. 

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The British are coming to RPAR

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The British are coming to Ruston Parks and Recreation again this summer.
With the World Cup only a few months away and with around 20 million Americans now playing the sport, the No. 1 soccer company in the United States and Canada, Challenger Sports, has been invited to hold one of their highly regarded “British Soccer Camps” right here in the growing soccer community of Ruston.
Ruston Parks and Recreation has teamed up to host the week-long British Soccer Camp June 9 -13, at the Sports Complex, located at 1501 Farmerville St in Ruston.

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Tech cyber consortium announced

Louisiana Tech University, in collaboration with the Cyber Innovation Center in Bossier City is pleased to announce the establishment of the Louisiana Cyber and Data Consortium (LACDC).  The Consortium represents a broad range of constituencies with interests in the security and protection of cyber assets and related threats, in storage and management and us of large data sets for analytical and business decisions

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Diamond ’Dogs to face NSU

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Louisiana Tech will kick off a seven-game home stretch as the Bulldogs welcome in-state rival Northwestern State to Ruston in a midweek non-conference contest beginning at 6 p.m. today at J.C. Love Field at Pat Patterson.
Last season, the Bulldogs swept the season series with two midweek victories over Northwestern State, while Tech has also won four straight meetings over the Demons coming into tonight’s game. The game will mark the 148th meeting all-time between the two programs.

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Demons dominate GSU

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Northwestern State takes 12-3 win
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NATCHITOCHES —Northwestern State’s Cort Brinson’s three-run home run in the fifth inning capped off his big night as the Demons stormed to a 12-3 win over Grambling State Tuesday in non-conference action.
Brinson totaled five home runs in the contest, plating the game’s first runs in the third inning on a two-run double down the left field line that scored Joel Atkinson from third base and Caleb Dugas from first base. Brinson’s home run, which came on an 0-2 count, to left field pushed the Demons’ lead to 11-2.

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Bearcats blank Chiefs

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NATCHITOCHES — Ruston High School’s diamond domination of Natchitoches Central continued Monday as the Bearcats took a 13-0 District 2-5A baseball road win over the Chiefs.
The Bearcats totaled 13 hits over the Chiefs, who also committed two fielding errors on the day.
Graham White led the Bearcats with a three-for-three batting performance (including a double and home run) and two RBIs while Seth White batted one-for-three (with a home run) and plated four runs.

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Tech tennis nets shutout win

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It was a dominant performance for Louisiana Tech Sunday evening as the Lady Techsters shutout regional rival Northwestern State, 7-0, at the LA Tech Tennis Complex.
Tech (14-4) extended its home winning streak to eight and ended NSU’s (13-4) 11-match winning streak.
“We really came out on fire and never let up,” said head coach Chad Camper.“The women were excited for a good home match. The crowd got loud and we played better, volleying very well in singles and doubles.
“Northwestern State is a tough team having a great season so it feels great to walk out with a shutout.”

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