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May 16th, 2018

Darland earns inaugural research, service award

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Nancy Darland, Virginia Pennington Endowed Professor of Nursing at Louisiana Tech University, recently received the inaugural Patricia E. Thompson Research, Scholarship and Service Award in recognition of her extraordinary dedication to an excellence in each of those areas, according to a press release from the university.
“The award was given by the area Beta Chi chapter of Sigma Theta Tau International, an organization that supports nurses’ efforts to improve the health of the world’s people,” according to the release.
Beta Chi has more than 300 members in North Central Louisiana.

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Thanks to donors, Phase 1 of Noble Trees project funded at Tech

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Louisiana Tech University recently celebrated full funding of the Noble Trees crowdfunding project, thanks to a group of generous donors committed to the beauty of the campus.
“A pleasant walk through Louisiana Tech is solid verification that Louisiana Tech is in the Arbor Day spirit more than ever before,” according to a press release from the university. “So far, 190 donors have given $118,460 to the Noble Tree fund. The goal for this first phase, which includes new trees in Legacy Park, the Quad, and Keeny Circle, was $75,000.”

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Jim Crow-era jury law poised for public vote

Right now, a law from the Jim Crow-era lets divided juries decide some criminal cases, but soon Louisiana voters will get a chance to change that.
The state House of Representatives has approved a constitutional amendment to bring the state in line with most of the rest of the country in requiring that a jury reach a unanimous verdict in criminal cases.
While the Senate backed the proposal, some minor amendments have to be approved before the measure can go to a public vote in November.

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Medicaid programs still in the woods

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Louisiana, you might want to wait before you get too deep into those back-slapping, “I-told-you-they-wouldn’t-do-it” celebrations regarding the future of several state Medicaid programs.
Because, despite the upcoming special legislative session and last week’s headlines about the Senate Finance Committee’s attempt to calm fears regarding eviction of nursing home patients and closure of hospitals, those folks aren’t out of the woods yet.

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Ruston native serves aboard new ‘Stealth Ship’

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BATH, Maine – A 2009 Grambling High School graduate and Ruston native is serving as part of the Pre Commissioning Unit for the future Arleigh Burke-class destroyer, USS Thomas Hudner.
Petty Officer 2nd Class Ontario Williams is a culinary specialist assigned to DDG 116 in Bath, Maine.
As a culinary specialist Williams is responsible for food preparation and serving meals to the crew.
“I enjoy the impact we have on the crew,” said Williams. “We have the ability to make someone’s worst day the best by serving them a great meal.”

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Lincoln Leadership class focuses on local tourism

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The Ruston-Lincoln Chamber of Commerce Leadership Lincoln class recently focused on tourism.
“The class visited several tourist locations in Lincoln Parish, after getting to know the Convention and Visitors Bureau with Travis Napper, president/CEO and Amanda Quimby, marketing director,” said Ivana Flowers, communications and special events coordinator for with the chamber.

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Tigers open SWAC Tourney play vs. Delta Devils

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GRAMBLING — The Grambling State University baseball team will kick off this week’s Southwestern Athletic Conference Tournament as the No. 2 seed from the West Division will face Mississippi Valley State, the East No. 3 seed, at noon today at Wesley Barrow Stadium in New Orleans.
The Tigers (23-23) finished conference play with a 14-10 record, while the Delta Devils garnered a 9-15 mark in SWAC action.

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Bates Named C-USA Co-Hitter of the Week

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IRVING, Texas — After a banner week that saw Louisiana Tech stake a huge series win over No. 9 Southern Miss, Tech sophomore centerfielder Parker Bates was named the Conference USA Co-Hitter of the Week, league officials announced Monday.
Bates joins teammates Dalton Skelton and Mason Robinson who have also earned Hitter of the Week accolades earlier this season. Bulldog pitchers Matt Miller and Logan Robbins earned Pitcher of the Week honors earlier this year as well.

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Techsters add Barrett to coaching staff

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Louisiana Tech Lady Techsters basketball head coach Brooke Stoehr announced Monday the addition of former LSU star LaSondra Barrett to the Lady Techster coaching staff.
Barrett joins the Lady Techster staff after spending the past year at LSU as the director of player development and the previous season at FIU as an assistant coach.

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GSU places six on All-SWAC teams

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BIRMINGHAM, Ala. — The Grambling State University baseball team placed six members on the 2018 Southwestern Athletic Conference teams, the conference office announced on Monday morning.
The Tigers had the second-most players selected to the teams as Jackson State led the way with seven players selected.
Shortstop Marshawn Taylor, designated hitter Richard Ortiz and outfielder Isaiah Torres were named to the All-SWAC First Team, while first basebamm Rafael Ramirez, III, starting pitcher Raul Baduel and relief pitcher Daniel Beizer earned All-SWAC Second Team honors.

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