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Louisiana Tech University’s Percussion Ensemble will present its final performance of the school year Monday. The concert will include a popular xylophone rag titled “Triplets,” which features percussion major and Bossier City native Alek Gonzalez. Also on the program is Carlos Chávez’s seminal three-movement work, “Toccata for Percussion.” This sextet, written in 1942 for pitched and non-pitched percussion, has become a standard in the repertoire. Other works to be performed are “Postludes” by Elliot Cole, a quartet that explores the sonic capabilities of the vibraphone; “Head Talk” by Mark...

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07/29/2014
The North Central Louisiana Begonia Society welcomed new members at the monthly meeting July 13 in Wyly Tower at Louisiana Tech University. From left, Freda Holley, Taylor Holley, Nick Lacy and...
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Jenna Carpenter, associate dean for undergraduate studies in Louisiana Tech University’s College of Engineering and Science, has been named an associate director for the Southern Plains...
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07/28/2014
The Northwest Louisiana Master Gardeners will host the third speaker in their 2014 Master Gardener Horticulture Series from 10 a.m. to noon Aug. 19, at the Louisiana State Exhibit Museum, located at...
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The LSU AgCenter and Trinity United Methodist Church recently sponsored a three-day “Kids in the Kitchen” workshop. Cathy Judd, area nutrition agent with the LSU AgCenter, said students who...
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Left: Benjamin McGee,  Hydrologist with the U.S. Geological Survey, recently spoke to the Ruston Kiwanis Club about the importance of high quality, long-term data and its value in making short-term...
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Hosts Margaret an Ed Aston and Kay and Tom Church decided to take the Caney Lake good Sammers to a quiet, peaceful, placid lake, shady campground for the June 25-28 campout.   Where did they go? To...
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07/25/2014
Above: Brothers Allen and Jim Tuten were recognized as multiple Paul Harris Fellows by the Rotary of Ruston Club on July 16. They, in turn, recognized their wives and mother.  In the photo left to...
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Editor’s Note: This is the third article in a six-part series highlighting academic programs at Louisiana Tech University that are having significant impacts on the region and whose graduates are...
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On July 9, the North Central Louisiana Arts Council (NCLAC) held its grand prize donor drawing for $5,000, which concluded the annual Keep the Arts Afloat fundraiser. A total of 250 donations were...