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September 8th, 2015

Abraham announces $300K grant for Tech

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WASHINGTON — Congressman Ralph Abraham, M.D., R-Alto, announced today that Louisiana Tech University has been awarded a $300,000 federal grant to pursue scientific research.
The National Science Foundation awarded the grant as part of its Special Studies and Analyses of Biomedical Engineering Program. The money will support Tech’s research of cells.

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Salon professionals learn to Cut it Out!

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Editor’s note: Mondays with DART runs today due to the Labor Day holiday.
• Bruising, abrasions, or cuts in the hair or scalp area, in different stages of healing.
• Bald spots, indicating that hair has been torn out.
• Partner always accompanies client to appointments or waits in the parking lot.
• Client anxiously states that she cannot change her hairstyle because it would make her partner angry.
• Injuries not seen, but indicated by the woman’s difficulty sitting in the chair, having hair washed, or general mobility issues due to soreness, tenderness, or possible injuries.

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Research leading to new UAV technologies

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Faculty from a number of academic disciplines at Louisiana Tech University are working together to develop new and innovative technologies in unmanned aerial vehicles that could impact industries from public safety to forestry to oil and gas exploration.
Wesley Palmer, instructor of geographic information systems in Tech’s School of Forestry and supervisor of its Spatial Data Lab, is collaborating with faculty in Tech’s electrical engineering department to create higher endurance UAVs that have significantly increased flight times and increased payload capacities. 

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BPCC Fall Festival announces auditions

Bossier Parish Community College’s Division of Communication and Performing Arts and the Cavalier Players announce auditions for the 2015 Annual Fall Festival of One-Act Plays.
There are seven short plays to be cast and numerous actors are needed.
Auditions are from 5:30-7 p.m., Wednesday in the BPCC Theatre (Building C) on the BPCC campus, 6220 E. Texas St., Bossier City.
BPCC’s Theatre program will be showcasing the work of seven student directors, all enrolled in BPCC’s Associate of Arts in Performing Arts — Theatre Concentration — degree program.

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Weekend for the record books

Congratulations to Louisiana Tech University for a weekend long to be remembered in Lincoln Parish.
The Bulldogs football team opened the 2015 season with a 62-15 win over Southern University before a crowd of 27,905, the second largest crowd ever to watch a Tech football game at Joe Aillet Stadium.
That game went off without any major problems despite the large crowd, and by all accounts it was a great time for everyone who attended.
But that wasn’t even the best part of the weekend.

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Tech quickly turns attention to WKU

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For the Louisiana Tech University Bulldogs, coming off a big 62-15 season opening win over Southern University provides plenty of momentum for game two.
And that momentum will be needed as they face the team preseason predictions indicated the Bulldogs should meet in December’s Conference USA championship game — the Western Kentucky Hilltoppers.

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Driskel named state offensive POW

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Members of the Louisiana Sports Writers Association (LSWA) has named Louisiana Tech quarterback Jeff Driskel the Louisiana Offensive Player of the Week after the nation’s most efficient performance of the weekend.
Driskel posted numbers that led both Conference USA and all collegiate teams in Louisiana in the Bulldogs’ 62-15 win over Southern, despite playing for only 25 minutes.
The fifth-year senior franser from the University of Florida was 12-for-15 passing with a national-leading efficiency of 321.4 as he threw for 274 yards.

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Grambling looks to learn from big loss at Cal

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Heading into a game against FBS opponent Cal, Grambling State University knew it would have to play near perfect football for a full 60 minutes to have a chance.
But after Cal scored in the opening two minutes, the Tigers knew they were probably in for a long afternoon.
Now Grambling has to put a 73-14 season-opening loss to the Golden Bears behind them and start focusing on game two at 6 p.m. Saturday against Bethune-Cookman in Eddie G. Robinson Stadium.
Cal chalked up a 35-0 lead by the end of the first quarter of the season opener and took full advantage of five GSU turnovers.

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September 5th

RPAR teaches football to youngsters

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Xavier Barker, 9, throws a football after former Louisiana Tech University football kicker Matt Nelson, left, coached Xavier during the NFL Punt Pass and Kick Competition hosted by Ruston Parks and Recreation. Eighty area children, ages 6-15, came together Saturday at Ruston High School’s L.J. “Hoss” Garrett Stadium to learn about the fundamentals of punting, passing and kicking.

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Road issue on council agenda

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Updated plans for the proposed Tarbutton Road overpass could be in the offing if Ruston’s Board of Aldermen accepts the Walker administration’s request to switch engineering firms working on the project.
Aldermen will decide Tuesday whether to hire Stantec Consulting Services of Baton Rouge, thereby replacing Mississippi-based Waggoner Engineering. Aldermen convene in regular session at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday at City Hall.
Also on the agenda:
• Buying property for development of a new industrial park;

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