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July 18th, 2017

Tech to establish research center in National Cyber Research Park

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Louisiana Tech University has partnered with the Cyber Innovation Center to establish a new Academic Success Center in the Bossier Parish Community College STEM Building at the National Cyber Research Park in Bossier City. 
This facility will enable Tech to enhance educational services, provide cyber education and research, support economic development and engage in workforce development activities.

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Dressing appropriately: What to wear to a wedding

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In the long ago past, if a wedding was after 6 p.m., it was formal unless otherwise noted.
That meant that you wore a long gown and your escort wore a tuxedo — period. That was “proper etiquette” right out of the book.
A proper wedding invitation does not ever mention the dress code. You are supposed to know according to the time of the event.
It is easy to tell the tone of the wedding by just looking at the invitation. If it is engraved in black ink and formal looking, you have a good clue what to wear.

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Trio of coaches joining Diamond ’Dogs staff

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Louisiana Tech head baseball coach Lane Burroughs has announced that Austin Knight, Jonathan Washam and Marshall Boggs will be joining the Bulldog Baseball staff for the 2018 season.
Knight will come to Ruston as the volunteer assistant coach, replacing Travis Creel who was promoted to the Bulldog hitting coach and recruiting coordinator last week.

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Tech duo voted preseason All-CUSA

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IRVING, Texas — Louisiana Tech had two representatives named to the 2017 Conference USA Football Coaches Preseason Awards as O’Shea Dugas and Jaylon Ferguson both made the list, which is voted on by the league’s head coaches.
Ferguson has already been named to a pair of watch lists this summer with both the Chuck Bednarik Award and Bronko Nagurski Trophy committees naming the defensive lineman as one of the nation’s top players to watch heading into the 2017 season.

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Getting your children ready for back to school

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Where did the summer go? School is starting soon. Are your children excited? There are a lot of concerns children have about their first day of school — riding the school bus, meeting new children, new teachers and other unpredictable worries.
Parents can ease their worries with these eight tips modified from the “Family Fun Magazine:”

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Preseason congratulations

Preseason congratulations are in order for the Grambling State University football team.
After winning Southwestern Athletic Conference and Historically Black College and University championships last season, the Tigers have been tabbed to make it to the top again this season.
Not only did Grambling lead the SWAC with 14 G-Men chosen as preseason All-SWAC selections, senior quarterback DeVante Kincade was voted the preseason Offensive Player of the Year.

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July 17th

GLYNN FEDERICK JR

Glynn Fedrick Jr., age 63, of Ruston, LA, an electrician, died July 14, 2017. Funeral services are 1:00 PM, Tuesday, July 18, 2017 at the First Baptist Church of Choudrant. Visitation is 12:00 PM until service time Tuesday at the church. Burial will follow in the Pace Cemetery in Clarence, LA under the direction of Owens Memorial Chapel Funeral Home of Ruston.

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ENA MARTIN

Ena Martin passed away on Sunday,
July 16, 2017. Arrangements are incomplete
under the direction of Kilpatrick Funeral Home
of Ruston, LA.

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JUNE FERRINGTON

June Ferrington, 83, of Ruston
passed away on Sunday, July 16, 2017.
Arrangements are incomplete under the direction
of Kilpatrick Funeral Home of Ruston, LA.

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SALLIE COLVIN AULDS

Sallie Colvin Aulds, 96, of Ruston
passed away on Sunday, July 16, 2017.
Arrangements are incomplete under the direction
of Kilpatrick Funeral Home of Ruston, LA.

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