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February 6th, 2015

Annual MLK luncheon held at GSU

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A packed house showed up to the fourth annual Martin Luther King Jr. Distinguished Leadership Awards Luncheon on Thursday in the Black and Gold Room of the Favrot Student Union on Grambling State University’s campus.
Ten people were honored for their service to GSU, Louisiana, the region and country, who exemplify the character, leadership and selflessness of King.
Stephanie Finley, the United States Attorney of the western district of Louisiana in Lafayette, was the special guest speaker for the event.

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Tech professor recognized by French government

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A Louisiana Tech professor received an award that has its roots in the rule of Emperor Napoleon of France.
Dolliann “Dolly” Hurtig, an associate professor of modern language, received the title of “Chevalier dans l’Ordre des Palms Academiques de France,” an award bestowed by the government of France on exemplary educators Gregor Trumel, the consul general of France, presented the award to Hurtig on Jan. 21.
“Dr. Hurtig is a very prominent teacher,” he said. “It is an honor to present this award to her.”

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Blazers burn Bulldogs, 80-60

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BIRMINGHAM, Ala. — Louisiana Tech was only down two points with 13 minutes left in the game, but Alabama-Birmingham exploded for a 19-4 run to help down the Bulldogs, 80-60, on Thursday night in Bartow Arena.
After a stepback 3-pointer by Alex Hamilton and an offensive rebound and putback by Joniah White got Tech (17-6, 8-2 Conference USA) to within one possession, 54-52, the ‘Dogs went ice cold on offense missing 16 of their next 18 shots.
The Bulldogs ended up shooting just 9-of-36 for 25 percent in the second stanza and scored only six points in the final 13 minutes of action.

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Blazers burn Bulldogs, 80-60

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BIRMINGHAM, Ala. — Louisiana Tech was only down two points with 13 minutes left in the game, but Alabama-Birmingham exploded for a 19-4 run to help down the Bulldogs, 80-60, on Thursday night in Bartow Arena.
After a stepback 3-pointer by Alex Hamilton and an offensive rebound and putback by Joniah White got Tech (17-6, 8-2 Conference USA) to within one possession, 54-52, the ‘Dogs went ice cold on offense missing 16 of their next 18 shots.
The Bulldogs ended up shooting just 9-of-36 for 25 percent in the second stanza and scored only six points in the final 13 minutes of action.

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Blazers burn Bulldogs, 80-60

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BIRMINGHAM, Ala. — Louisiana Tech was only down two points with 13 minutes left in the game, but Alabama-Birmingham exploded for a 19-4 run to help down the Bulldogs, 80-60, on Thursday night in Bartow Arena.
After a stepback 3-pointer by Alex Hamilton and an offensive rebound and putback by Joniah White got Tech (17-6, 8-2 Conference USA) to within one possession, 54-52, the ‘Dogs went ice cold on offense missing 16 of their next 18 shots.
The Bulldogs ended up shooting just 9-of-36 for 25 percent in the second stanza and scored only six points in the final 13 minutes of action.

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Blazers burn Bulldogs, 80-60

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BIRMINGHAM, Ala. — Louisiana Tech was only down two points with 13 minutes left in the game, but Alabama-Birmingham exploded for a 19-4 run to help down the Bulldogs, 80-60, on Thursday night in Bartow Arena.
After a stepback 3-pointer by Alex Hamilton and an offensive rebound and putback by Joniah White got Tech (17-6, 8-2 Conference USA) to within one possession, 54-52, the ‘Dogs went ice cold on offense missing 16 of their next 18 shots.
The Bulldogs ended up shooting just 9-of-36 for 25 percent in the second stanza and scored only six points in the final 13 minutes of action.

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UAB smothers Techsters, 63-54

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Brandi Wingate had a career-high 19 points, but it was not enough as Louisiana Tech (11-10, 6-4 C-USA) fell to UAB (12-9, 6-4 C-USA), 63-54, on Thursday night in the Thomas Assembly Center.
UAB entered the game as the No. 1 ranked scoring defense in Conference USA and showed why, holding the Lady Techsters to a season-low in points in Ruston and only 30 percent (17-56) shooting from the field. Tech averaged more than 82 points per game in its first eight home contests, but the Blazers stymied the Lady Techsters offensively.

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Bearcats to kick off soccer playoffs today

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Ruston High School kicks off postseason play at home as the Bearcats host Caddo Magnet in Louisiana High School Athletic Association Division I soccer playoff action at 5:30 p.m. today at L.J. “Hoss” Garrett Stadium.
Admission for the match will be $7.
Ruston enters the playoffs as the No. 9 seed while Caddo Magnet is seeded at No. 24.

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Tech softball defeated in season opener against ULM

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Starting pitcher Bianca Duran gave up five runs on eight hits and Louisiana Tech (0-1) never held a lead as the Lady Techsters fell in the season opener, 9-5, to Louisiana-Monroe (1-0) Thursday afternoon in the first game of the Lady Techster Invitational in Ruston.
The Warhawks scored on a wild pitch off Duran (0-1) in the first inning and never relinquished the lead as both teams opened the 2015 season.

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Tech honors students visit monastery

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Ten students from Louisiana Tech University recently traveled to northwest Arkansas to visit a 136 year-old Benedictine monastery as part of their “Medieval and Renaissance Civilization” course taught by Celia Lewis, the Charlyne Smith Wyche Endowed Professor of English, and Kevin Cuccia, assistant professor in Tech’s Prescott Memorial Library.

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