As universities around the nation and throughout the state have taken the initiative to become tobacco-free campuses, some people think if Louisiana Tech wants to join the trend, it will cause a great debate.
Recently, a resolution, which is still very much in its infancy, was proposed to make Tech a smoke-free campus, which has sparked the debate on a local level.
Xerium Technologies in Ruston unveiled its new expansion, which allowed them to hire 12 additional employees, during an open house on Monday afternoon.
The business, which is located on McDonald Avenue, employs 60 people in Ruston, and with the expansion has a 75,000-square-foot facility.
The local Xerium facility, which was formerly known as Stowe Woodward, repairs large industrial rolls used to make all different kinds of paper — from writing and newspaper to cardboard food and delivery boxes.
Field trips, science experiments and band practice are all typical for many local school children, including those homeschoolers who participate in the Christian Homeschool Educators Fellowship of North Central Louisiana.
And, on Friday, those who currently homeschool their children or are considering the option, are invited by the organization to learn more.
The back-to-school kickoff dinner is set for 6 p.m. Friday at Calvary Baptist Church. The cost is $3 per person, and informational booths will be set up so that individuals can learn more.