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February 5th, 2015

Bulldogs announce latest additions

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Louisiana Tech head football coach Skip Holtz announced the signing of 21 student-athletes to National Letters of Intent on Wednesday, wrapping up a successful day in which 23 student-athletes announced they would be joining the Bulldog football program.
In all, the class that Holtz and the coaching staff recruited for 2015 counts 22 of the 23 newcomers coming straight from high school with one transfer from a four-year college in quarterback Jeff Driskel.

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Techsters to host UAB

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Chrisstasia Walter (10) and the Lady Techsters return to the court tonight as Louisiana Tech plays host to Alabama-Birmingham in Conference USA action at 6:30 p.m. in the Thomas Assembly Center. It will be Neon Night at the TAC as the first 500 fans will receive a free neon yellow Lady Techster T-shirt.

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GSU adds 23 signees

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Grambling State University Head Football Coach Broderick Fobbs announced a group of 23 new Tigers signed National Letters of Intent Wednesday to join the GSU football team.
The recruiting class includes two quarterbacks, one tight end, one offense lineman, one defensive lineman, five linebackers, seven defensive backs and one athlete.
“We are very excited about this group of signees that have joined our Grambling Family who will help fill some of the needs we have as we head toward the 2015 season,” Fobbs said of his second signing class as head coach.

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Dunkin’ Dogs face Blazers

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Only three weeks removed from facing each other in Ruston, Louisiana Tech and UAB will battle it out on the hardwood again, this time in Bartow Arena in Birmingham at 8 p.m. tonight.
The contest will be broadcast live on CBS Sports Network with John Sadak and Chris Walker calling the action.
Both teams have reached the midway point of the Conference USA schedule. Tech (17-5, 8-1 C-USA) is tied for first place atop the league standings.
UAB (11-11, 7-2 C-USA) is only one game back in the league standings.

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TOTs perform at Ruston High

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Ruston High School basketball fans were entertained at a recent basketball game at RHS. Glen View Elementary Teams of Tomorrow members led by Kristie Frasier and assistant David Freeman performed at the game dressed in their bright blue shirts and displaying their ball-handling skills. Pictured above are Glen View TOTs at RHS. For more information about the TOTs program call Kristie Frasier at 243-6265.

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Tech professor receives state professionalism award

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Jay Wang, associate professor of civil engineering and construction engineering technology and program chair of civil engineering at Louisiana Tech University, has received the 2015 Engineering Faculty Professionalism Award from the Louisiana Engineering Foundation.

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GSU makes donation to United Way

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Grambling State University has closed out its 2014 United Way Campaign by donating more than $12,000.
GSU was able to raise money by having more than 10 departments with a 100 percent participation rate. GSU has a long history of being a community leader in giving.
GSU and United Way are partnering to increase local graduation rates, providing education toward financial literacy and preventive health behaviors that will align with Grambling’s community service interests.

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Auditions set for Monday

The Department of Theatre at Louisiana Tech University has scheduled auditions for its production of the Neil Simon classic, “Brighton Beach Memoirs,” for 7 p.m. Monday in Stone Theatre located in Tech’s Howard Center for the Performing Arts.
This cast is composed of four females and three males, and auditions are open to anyone who would like to participate. Actors will need to prepare a one-minute monologue in a style of their choice. Copies of the script are available in room 304 of the Howard Center for the Performing Arts building for overnight checkout.

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Students study Louisiana, countries around the world

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Third grade news
The third six weeks session for our third graders is off to a great start.
We all enjoyed visiting the Dixie Center for the Arts to watch “The Best Christmas Pageant Ever.” What a treat.
Our students have been working extremely hard in all subjects.

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Preschoolers enjoying the cold weather

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Happy New Year! 2015 is here and we are all glad to be back in school.
During our “Sparkles and Shivers” unit our children have enjoyed dressing up in coats, hats, mittens, scarves and gloves found in the dramatic play areas of each classroom.
The “snow” and ice introduced in the water play areas was a tremendous hit. The children made many new discoveries weighing, measuring and splashing in the ice.
Ms. Deby’s class had a great time eating their delicious “snowball soup” and reading the book of the same title with the Mercer Mayer characters.

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