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October 16th, 2014

Cytogeneticist, Louisiana Tech alumnae to present as part of research lecture series

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Jennie Thurston, director of the Parke Cytogenetics Laboratory in Charlotte, North Carolina and a Louisiana Tech University alumnae, will present a lecture titled, “Clinical Cytogenetics: From Microscope to Microarray” at 3:30 p.m. Monday in University Hall on the Louisiana Tech campus.

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Tech arrests person living in Bogard Hall

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Louisiana Tech University police have arrested a suspect believed to be involved in several burglaries in recent months.
According to the arrest report, LTPD received a report from a professor in Bogard Hall on Tech’s campus.
The professor informed police that when he arrived to work on Monday he was missing his laptop. He reportedly told police information such as make and model about the computer.

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Tech history honor society chapter earns national distinctions

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Louisiana Tech University’s Lambda-Rho Chapter of the Phi Alpha Theta History Honor Society, has earned national honors as the Division IV Best Chapter for 2014 and as the recipient of this year’s Nels A. Cleven Award.
Chapters in Division IV are from colleges and universities with enrollments of between 10,000 and 15,000 students. Judging for the Best Chapter designation is based on documented chapter activities during the academic year.

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Glenview Elementary: Grandparents Day celebration a hit

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Kindergarten
The kindergarteners at Glen View had a very eventful September. We began the month celebrating our grandparents with activities in the classroom. There was reading with a grandparent, breakfast with a grandparent, activities for the children to learn more about their grandparents and even a few grandparent books and songs.
The cafeteria celebrated National School Milk Day. Each child received a milk pencil, milk sticker and a cool milk mustache sticker.

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DCS gives outstanding citizenship award

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Downsville Charter School began presenting an Outstanding Citizenship Award to specially selected students two years ago as part of a program to find and reward those students who work hard at being good citizens at home at school and in the community.

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Tech nets win over Grambling

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Rebecca Redgen totaled her fourth double-double in the last four matches as the senior led Louisiana Tech to a 3-0 (25-10, 25-17, 25-16) victory over the Grambling State Lady Tigers in the team’s “Dig Pink” match on Wednesday night in the Thomas Assembly Center.
Tech (8-13) hit a season-high .372 as a team with 47 total kills to help the Lady Techsters record their 28th straight non-conference victory over Grambling State (2-16), which totaled 21 kills and 16 errors for a .058 attacking mark.

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Roaf set to be rewarded

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Former Bulldog lineman to be recognized during game
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Louisiana Tech and The National Football Foundation (NFF) and College Hall of Fame will jointly honor Willie Roaf with an NFF Hall of Fame On-Campus Salute, presented by Fidelity Investments, at 11 a.m. Saturday in Ruston during the game between Louisiana Tech and UTSA.
Coverage of the game will start on Fox Sports Network.

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Tech-Mississippi State 2015 game date shifted

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BIRMINGHAM, Alabama — Officials from the Southeastern Conference and Mississippi State announced Tuesday evening that Louisiana Tech’s 2015 game at Mississippi State has been moved to Oct. 17, 2015. The game had been originally scheduled for Sept. 12 of the same year.
With Louisiana Tech already scheduled to play at Kansas State on Sept. 19, the move in the game date against Mississippi State ensures that Tech will not face Power 5 opponents in back-to-back weeks on the road.

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October 15th

Mayoral candidates to debate Thursday

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Ruston mayoral candidates Bill Elmore and Ronny Walker say they’re looking forward to Thursday evening’s mayoral debate set for 7 p.m. at Howard Auditorium on the Louisiana Tech University campus.
“I’m very excited about it. This is something that needs to be done with all campaigns,” Walker said. “Our citizens need to be informed.”
Elmore called the pending debate an example of “America at its finest.”
“I think this is America at it’s finest when you can get two candidates together, ask questions and get answers,” Elmore said.

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RHS seniors reach next tier in National Merit

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Ruston High School seniors Austin Meng and Nicholas Ruff have qualified as National Merit semifinalists.
About 1.4 million juniors in more than 22,000 high schools entered the 2015 National Merit Scholarship Program by taking the 2013 Preliminary/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test, and Austin and Nicholas were two of 16,000 to make the cut.
Austin has maintained a 4.0 GPA and scored a 35 on the ACT. A member of the two-time state championship RHS Swim Team, he has been inducted into the National Honor Society and serves as a Bearcat Mentor.

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