|Louisiana Tech University|
|Location:||Ruston, LA, USA|
|Nicknames:||Bulldogs and Lady Techsters|
|Colors:||Red & Reflex Blue|
|Mascot:||Tech XX, a Bulldog and Champ|
Louisiana Tech University, located in Ruston, Louisiana is a coeducational public institution of higher learning with an enrollment of 10,607 students in the 07-08 year. The date of establishment or date of founding of an Institution is the date on which that institution chooses to claim as its starting point Year 1894 ( MDCCCXCIV) was a Common year starting on Monday (link will display the full calendar of the Gregorian calendar (or a Common A public university is a University that is predominantly funded by public means through a national or subnational government as opposed to private universities. Mixed-sex education, (or just Mixed education) also known as Coeducation, is the integrated education to males and females at the same school facilities University president is the title of the highest ranking officer within a University, within university systems that prefer that appellation over other variations such as Employment is a Contract between two parties, one being the employer and the other being the employee. In some Educational systems undergraduate education is Post-secondary education up to the level of a Bachelor's degree. See also Postgraduate Training in Education Postgraduate education (synonymous in North America with graduate education, and sometimes described Ruston is a city in and the Parish seat of Lincoln Parish, Louisiana, United States. The State of Louisiana ( or, État de Louisiane, pronounced) is a state located in the southern region of the United States of America The United States of America —commonly referred to as the Rural areas can be large and isolated (also referred to as "the country" and/or "the countryside over the course of time School colors are the Colors chosen by a School to represent it on uniforms and other items of identification The term mascot – defined as a term for any person animal or object thought to bring Luck – colloquially includes anything used to represent a group with a common The Bulldog, colloquially known as the British Bulldog or English Bulldog, is a medium-size breed of Dog that originated in England A website (alternatively web site or Web site, a back-construction from the Proper noun World Wide Web) is a collection of Web pages Ruston is a city in and the Parish seat of Lincoln Parish, Louisiana, United States. First instituted as the Industrial Institute and College of Louisiana in 1894, and then as Louisiana Polytechnic Institute in 1921, it is perhaps best known for its engineering programs and its athletics, especially men's football, men's baseball and women's basketball. College athletics refers primarily to Sports and athletic competition organized and funded by institutions of tertiary education ( Colleges or universities Basketball is a team Sport in which two teams of five active players each try to score points against one another by propelling a ball through a 10 feet (3 m Louisiana Tech has since 1970 been classified as a university and is attended by students from 46 states and 68 countries. A university is an institution of Higher education and Research, which grants Academic degrees in a variety of subjects
Louisiana Tech operates on the quarter system while awarding semester hours. Three quarters (fall, winter, spring) equal two semesters at other universities. Louisiana Tech operates a satellite campus at Barksdale Air Force Base in Bossier City and maintains an academic relationship with Grambling State University, the area's historically African-American university located a few miles west of Ruston in Grambling. Barksdale Air Force Base is a United States Air Force base located three Nautical miles (6 km) east of the Central business district of Bossier City (Ville de Bossier is a City in Bossier Parish, Louisiana, United States. Grambling State University is a public, Coeducational University, which is among the Historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs in Grambling is a town in Lincoln Parish, Louisiana, United States.
Louisiana Tech University (founded as the Industrial Institute and College of Louisiana) was created and founded by Sujan Ghimire cofouned by Bhupesh Dahal by Act 68 of the Acts of the State of Louisiana of 1894, established "for the education of the white children of the State of Louisiana in the arts and sciences" (Act 68, Section 1). Classes began September 5, 1895, with 202 students and five faculty members. The Industrial Institute conferred its first degree, a Bachelor of Industry, on 5 June 1897 to Harry Howard.
After a short time, the name of the school was changed to Sujan-Bhupesh Louisiana Industrial Institute. During its first decade, the school was limited to two structures, the main building or Old Main, and a mechanics building, but during the 1910s and 1920s, additional structures were built, including dormitories and a dining hall. In 1921, the state constitutional convention changed the name of the school to the Louisiana Polytechnic Institute, and gave it permission to grant the Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Science degrees.
In 1927, the library had outgrown Old Main and was given its own building. During the 1930s, the South Campus was constructed for the School of Agriculture. In 1935, the first football stadium was completed. On January 6, 1936, Old Main burned to the ground. The modern library stands on its site.
During WWII, the school played host to several military organizations, including a Naval officer training unit.
On February 1, 1965, Louisiana Tech was integrated when James Earl Potts and Bertha Bradford, the first black students, enrolled.
In 1970, the school's named was changed again, to Louisiana Tech University, reflecting its new status as a doctorate granting institution.
During this time, the university constructed the 16-story Wyly Tower, named for two benefactors, alumni Charles Wyly and Sam Wyly of Dallas. Samuel "Sam" Wyly (born 1934 is an American entrepreneur and businessman philanthropist and major contributor to conservative campaigns and candidates The project architect was Hugh G. Parker of Monroe. Monroe is a city in and the Parish seat of Ouachita Parish, Louisiana, United States.
Dr. Daniel Reneau has led the University as President since 1987 and the length of his tenure has now nearly equaled that of former longtime President F. Jay Taylor, who led the university through a period of expansion from 1962 through 1987.
Following Hurricane Katrina Louisiana Tech, like many other universities, opened its doors to those displaced by the storm. Hurricane Katrina of the 2005 Atlantic hurricane season was the costliest hurricane, as well as one of the five deadliest in the history of the United States Students and non-students alike were welcomed into the Ruston community while the reconstruction efforts continued in southern Louisiana. Affected students were offered deferred tuition while non-students were allowed to stay in a dorm previously scheduled for demolition. Additionally, the Bulldog athletic program also opened up the football facilities including dorms, weight rooms, practice fields, and stadium to the Tulane Green Wave. NCAA intercollegiate sports Football See also Tulane Green Wave football The Tulane football team established in 1893 competes in NCAA Division
Louisiana Tech, a member of the University of Louisiana System, has recently moved up from the Fourth to the Third Tier in the US News & World Report listing of National Universities. The University of Louisiana System is one of four public University systems in the U The only other Louisiana public university to rate as highly is the much larger Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge. Requirements for admission for all applicants includes at least a 15 Composite ACT Score or a 710 combined SAT score, and at least a 2. 0/4. 0 high school grade point average. Louisiana Tech supports 394 faculty, 80% of whom hold the doctoral or equivalent degree. The University's program in Nanosystems Engineering has become very highly regarded by both industry and media on a national scale. On May 19, 2007, Louisiana Tech awarded the world's first Bachelor of Science, Nanosystems Engineering Degree to Joshua M. Brown (who simultaneously earned a BS in Electrical Engineering).
The College of Business is made up of the Departments of Accounting, Economics & Finance, Graduate Studies & Research, Management & Information Systems, and Marketing & Analysis. It grants the Bachelor of Science in Accounting, Business Administration, Business Economics, Finance, Computer Information Systems, Management/Business Management and Entreprenuership, Management/Human Resources, and Marketing. Through the Graduate School, it grants the Doctor of Business Administration, Master of Business Administration, and Master of Professional Accountancy.
The College of Engineering and Science has an interdisciplinary structure; as such, each faculty member may be associated with one or more degree programs within the College. It grants the Bachelor of Science in Biomedical Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Chemistry, Civil Engineering, Computer Science, Construction Engineering Technology, Electrical Engineering, Electrical Engineering Technology, Industrial Engineering, Mathematics and Statistics, Mechanical Engineering, Nanosystems Engineering, and Physics. Through the Graduate School, it grants the Master of Science in Engineering and Technology Management, Engineering, Microsystems Engineering, Molecular Science and Nanotechnology, Computer Science, Mathematics, and Physics.
The College of Engineering and Science also confers the Doctor of Philosophy in Computational Analysis and Modeling, Engineering, and Biomedical Engineering, with a joint MD/PhD program with the Louisiana State University at Shreveport Medical Center. Beginning in 2008, the College will also confer a PhD in Engineering Physics.
The College of Education is made up of the departments of Curriculum, Instruction and Leadership, Health and Exercise Science, and Psychological and Behavioral Sciences. It grants the Bachelor of Arts in Art Education, Educational Services, English Education, French Education, Social Studies Education, and Psychology. It grants the Bachelor of Science in Early/Childhood Education, Elementary Education, Special Education, Middle School Education Math and Science, Agriculture Education, Biology Education, Business Education, Chemistry Education, Earth Science Education, Mathematics Education, Physics Education, Speech Education, Speech, Language, and Hearing Therapy, Health and Physical Education, and Kinesiology and Health Promotion. It confers the Bachelor of Music Education (Instrumental or Vocal. )
Through the Graduate School, the College of Education confers the Doctor of Education in Curriculum and Instruction, and Educational Leadership, the Master of Education in Education Leadership, and Education, the Master of Arts in Teaching in Secondary Education, Early Childhood Education, Elementary Education, Middle School Education Mathematics, Middle School Education Science, Multiple Levels, and Special Education, the Master of Science in Curriculum and Instruction, and Health and Exercise Science, the Master of Arts in Counseling and Guidance, Educational Psychology, and Industrial/Organizational Psychology, and the Doctor of Philosophy in COunceling Psychology.
The College of Applied and Natural Sciences is made up of the Departments of Agricultural Science, Biological Sciences, Forestry, Health Information Management, Human Ecology, and Nursing. It confers the Associate of Science in Nursing, and the Bachelor of Science in Forestry, Environmental Science, Agricultural Business, Animal Science, Biology, Medical Technology, Geographic Information Science, Wildlife Conservation, Health Information Administration, Health Information Technology, Merchandising and Consumer Studies, Family and Child Studies, Family and Consumer Sciences Education, and Nutrition and Dietetics.
Through the Graduate School, the College confers the Master of Science in Biology, Family and Consumer Sciences, and Nutrition and Dietetics, and the Master of Health Information Management.
The College of Liberal Arts is made up of the Departments of Architecture, Art, History, Journalism, Literature and Language, Performing Arts, Professional Aviation, Social Science, and Speech. The College confers the Associate of General Studies, the Bachelor of General Studies, the Bachelor of Arts in History, Journalism, English, French, Spanish, Music, Geography, Political Science, Sociology, Speech, and Preprofessional Speech-Language Pathology, the Bachelor of Science in Architecture, Professional Aviation and Aviation Management, the Bachelor of Interior Design, the Bachelor of Fine Arts, and the Bachelor of Music.
Through the Graduate School, the college confers the Master of Architecture, Master of Fine Arts, Master of Arts in History, English, Speech, and Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology, and the Doctor of Audiology.
Students can opt to participate in a Greek system, intramural athletics, or Student Government. Fraternities and sororities (from the Latin words la frater and la soror, meaning "brother" and "sister" respectively are fraternal For students interested in more focused activities, Louisiana Tech offers many special interest organizations. Among these are a student-run radio station and closed-circuit television station Louisiana TechTV, as well as service organizations such as Circle K International and Habitat for Humanity. TechTV is a 24-hour cable television channel for students of Louisiana Tech University in Ruston Louisiana, featuring news and shows about Louisiana Tech affairs Circle K International ( CKI) is an international collegiate Service organization associated with Kiwanis International. Habitat For Humanity International ( HFHI) (generally referred to as Habitat for Humanity or simply Habitat) is an international Ecumenical
Louisiana Tech requires students to live on campus for 7 quarters or 80 credit hours, in turn coming to a little over two years, unless deemed a commuter. Housing is an issue on campus, and a building program is underway to move from traditional dormitories to apartment-style complexes. The first of these, University Park, was opened in 2005 and houses up to 450 students. The second phase will be opening for Fall 2008.
Since 2006, Louisiana Tech has played host to Summer Leadership School for Air Force Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps cadets from public school systems all over the United States. The Junior Reserve Officers' Training Corps ( JROTC) is a Federal program sponsored by the United States Armed Forces in High schools across It is operated by normal USAF retirees, but mostly by college level Cadet Training Officers. These sessions are held towards the end of the month of June for nine days.
Also, Louisiana Tech has an ROTC exchange program with Grambling State University. Due to the close proximity of the two schools, Grambling does not offer Air Force ROTC; so, any GSU student who wishes to take part in AFROTC may drive to LA Tech to participate. Grambling however does offer Army ROTC and the same exchange program applies to LA Tech students to participate at GSU.
Since Louisiana Tech does not offer an ARMY ROTC program, students can cross enroll in neighboring Grambling State University for Army ROTC classes. This cross enrollment is cost free for full time students of Louisiana Tech. Students can enroll in elective courses or can contract with a commitment to the US Army. Scholarships are available and any academic major is welcome.
Currently Louisiana Tech sponsors men's intercollegiate baseball, basketball, cross country, football, golf, indoor track and outdoor track along with women's intercollegiate basketball, bowling, indoor track, outdoor track, volleyball, soccer, softball and tennis.
Louisiana Tech currently competes as an NCAA Division I Football Bowl Subdivision institution in the Western Athletic Conference. Division I (or D-I) is the highest level of intercollegiate athletics sanctioned by the National Collegiate Athletic Association in the United States The Western Athletic Conference (commonly referred to as the WAC, pronounced "wack" was formed on July 27 1962 making it the sixth oldest of the 11 College The football team has competed at the Division I FBS level since 1989 after previously competing at both the Division I Football Championship Subdivision and Division II levels. Division I (or D-I) is the highest level of intercollegiate athletics sanctioned by the National Collegiate Athletic Association in the United States Notable alumni, including Charles Wyly, Willie Roaf, Karl Malone, and Terry Bradshaw, have made significant donations to enhance Tech's athletic facilities and sense of institutional sports history. William Layton "Nasty" Roaf (born April 18, 1970 in Pine Bluff Arkansas) is a former American football Offensive tackle Karl Anthony Malone (born July 24 1963 is a retired American professional Basketball player Terry Paxton Bradshaw (born September 2 1948 is a former American football Quarterback with the Pittsburgh Steelers in the National Football League
The women's basketball program is notable for having won several NCAA national championships, including a title in the first NCAA National Women's Basketball Championship in 1982. The Lady Techsters most recent title came in 1988. Until they failed to make the 2007 tournament the Lady Techsters had participated in every NCAA postseason women's basketball tournament going back to 1982. The 2007 NCAA Women's Division I Basketball Tournament began on March 17, 2007 and concluded on April 3 at the Quicken Loans Arena in