When Caroline Hymel, a graduate student in history at Louisiana Tech University, began her journey in Ruston, she never thought she would be walking away with the coveted Louisiana Historical Association’s Rankin Prize.
Completing her undergraduate work in just two years, with a bachelor’s degree in history with a minor in English, she decided to extend her time at Tech and complete the master’s program in history.
“I am from New Orleans, and this is my fourth year at Tech,” she said. “I’m a graduate student working on my thesis.”
Louisiana Tech University’s School of the Performing Arts and Stone Theatre has announced the cast for its final production of the academic year, “The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee.”
Directed by Tech’s Lallage Wall Endowed Professor and Coordinator of Theatre Cherrie Sciro, “The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee” is a Signature Series event for the 25th anniversary of the School of Performing Arts. Performances are scheduled for 7:30 p.m. nightly today through Saturday in Howard Auditorium located on the corner of Dan Reneau Drive and Adams Boulevard on Tech’s campus.
Construction is underway on a $4.6 million addition to the Louisiana Tech University College of Business Building.
Assistant Vice President for Administration and Facilities Sam Wallace said the addition is 19,000 square feet and will bring extra space in the building.
“There will be additional classrooms, some offices and seminar rooms,” he said. “There will also be small meeting rooms that can be used for various ways such as our doctoral programs to be able to meet.”
Wallace said construction is underway.
“They have started to lay the foundation down,” he said.