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March 16th, 2015

FAU defeats Techsters

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Florida Atlantic used a six-run fifth inning to down Louisiana Tech 8-4 in the third and final game of a three-game Conference USA series at the Lady Techster Softball Complex on Sunday afternoon.
With the win, FAU (21-7-1, 2-1 C-USA) took the series, winning two out of three from Louisiana Tech (16-7, 1-2 C-USA) following Saturday’s doubleheader split.
Bianca Duran got the start in the circle for Tech, tossing 3.0 innings allowing no runs on one hit and one walk as the two teams were scoreless through the first three innings.

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Clery Act insures campus safety

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All around our country, colleges and universities are actively and intentionally engaged in creating campus policies needed to comply with the Jeanne Clery Act. You might be wondering what the Jeanne Clery Act is. If so, you would not be alone. Until last September, I had never heard of it. Since that time, DART has had the privilege of partnering with both Grambling State University and Louisiana Tech University to help them address various requirements of this piece of legislation.

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Littera Club News

the Presbyterian Church of Ruston in the Old Fellowship Hall. Ruth Walpole greeted members who were served delicious coconut cake. Margie Hearn’s background piano music was beautiful and gave a wonderful ambiance to the gathering.
President Teri Fulton thanked the Hostesses: Ruth Walpole, Carol Young and Margie Hearn for the refreshments and a special thank you to Margie for the music. After she called the meeting to order Mary Belle Kilpatrik led the members in the Pledge of Allegiance and Club Collect.

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Pet of the week

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Sophie has been with 4 Paws Rescue for a while and needs a furever home. She is very calm, sweet and easy going. Those looking for a lazy couch potato Sophie is the one. She is up-to-date on shots and is spayed. Her adoption fee is $85.
Call 251-DOGS for more information. To see all of the furry friends available for adoption, visit the shelter at 290 Rodeo Road. The office is open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday and Monday by appointment only.

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March for Babies coming soon

About 450,000 babies are born too soon each year.
With a grade of “C,” the Unites States has a long way to go to reducing the preterm birth rate.
With 1 in 9 babies born to soon, the U.S. birth rate is higher than that of most high-income countries.
In Louisiana the label reads “F.”
While the entire country has room for improvement in the premature birth department, locals in the Ruston-Lincoln Parish community are doing their part to help raise awareness.

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ROI crucial for Tech community

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These days, when everybody is looking to tighten their belts and bolster their budgets, where your money goes is of crucial concern for all.
That includes students at Louisiana Tech University, who have to be feeling pretty good about where their tuition is going after last week’s report that PayScale.com’s 2015 College ROI Report ranks Tech No. 1 in the state of Louisiana among all public and private institutions in overall return on investment for both in-state and out-of-state students.

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Homework that never ends

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Homework is a tool to get students to continue the skills and lessons that they are taught in class, while they’re at home. Homework is a great way to teach students positive study habits, organizations skills and the importance of meeting deadlines.
The issue with homework is when teachers overload students with the assignments and the overload begins to become stressful and cause medical problems.
This is not a concern for just Louisiana students, but for students all around the world.

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March 14th

GSU working hard in spring football

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Seven practices into spring football workouts, second-year Grambling State University football coach Broderick Fobbs is getting an idea of what kind of team he’ll have heading into next season.
One thing is for sure — year two is off to a faster start than year one as the Tigers continue preparations for their 2:30 p.m. Black and Gold game on Saturday at Eddie G. Robinson Stadium.

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GSU-SU reunion planned

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Former Southern University baseball player Jim Maryland (left), pictured with former GSU baseball coach Wilbert Ellis (center) and former Tiger Lucious Fuller, is putting together a GSU-SU baseball reunion on March 27-29 in Baton Rouge during a series between the Jaguars and Tigers. For more information, call Maryland at 318-607-2786.

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Tech begins spring gridiron workouts

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Under grey skies and intermittent showers, Louisiana Tech opened spring football drills Friday afternoon at Joe Aillet Stadium as head coach Skip Holtz and Co. conducted a two-hour practice.
The Bulldogs returned to the field as a team for the first time since its impressive victory over Illinois in the Heart of Dallas Bowl in late December. Gone are a senior class that were instrumental in last year’s 10-win season as well as a handful of assistant coaches.
However, Holtz said he was excited to be back to work.

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