Tech answers the COVID-19 challenge
Tech ‘comes clean’ in response to CDC guidelines
Louisiana Tech’s goal of being the cleanest, most efficient, and most student-friendly is one the University has been especially conscious of during the pandemic.
Public history interns get help making history
History majors and archive interns Ashlie Ellis and Caiyen Torres began the first week of the quarter March 11 with Eller in Prescott Memorial Library where they got hands-on experience working with physical materials and processing a collection. But by Monday, March 16, the University had transitioned to online classes. One week later came the gubernatorial order to teach and learn from home.
Freshman Avereigh Barras makes ear guards for medical workers
In only eight days, Louisiana Tech freshman Avereigh Barras has made more than 1,000 ear guards, or “mask strap extenders,” and sent them free-of-charge to 28 facilities — hospitals, clinics, home health units, hospice care, labs, pharmacies, and nursing homes — in seven states: Louisiana, Mississippi, Arkansas, Illinois, Oregon, Texas, and California.
Zoom karaoke keeps COES students connected
Students in Louisiana Tech’s College of Engineering and Science (COES) are staying connected through song. The College will hold its second Zoom Karaoke night tonight.
College of Business announces temporary application changes for graduate programs
In response to the ongoing challenges related to the COVID-19 pandemic, Louisiana Tech University’s College of Business announced that several steps will be taken to accommodate applicants to the Master of Business Administration (MBA) and Master of Accountancy (MAcc) programs.
Tech Family members serve with military on front lines of Covid-19 battle
At least two members of the Tech Family are on the front lines of the fight with Covid-19, Tech Leadership Council (TLC) member and freshman biology major Sabrina Birmingham with the Louisiana National Guard, and assistant professor in Tech’s Division of Nursing Yolanda Hoof with the Army Reserves.
PRC still available to help; new programs on the way
The Parkinson’s Resource Center at Louisiana Tech is encouraging its users to continue exercising at home during the current climate of complications from COVID-19.
Professors innovate chemistry, physics labs as classes move online
After Louisiana Tech University closed campus to classes in order to mitigate the spread of COVID-19, commonly known as coronavirus, instructors of Louisiana Tech’s Chemistry and Physics labs migrated the traditionally hands-on lessons online.
Tech Family, neighbors making masks to aid in virus crisis
A stitch in time can save lives, so the race is on as the Louisiana Tech Family and its friends and neighbors make masks for healthcare workers, first-responders, and others on the frontlines of the war against Covid-19.
Laptops available for students for online classwork
A limited number of laptops are available to Louisiana Tech students who have no other way to receive remotely delivered content, thanks to the repurposing of older models.
Tech faculty, staff recommend checkups for physical and mental health while teleworking
Louisiana Tech students, faculty, staff, and friends have seen their schedules drastically changed and lives altered in countless ways because of social assembly restrictions related to the COVID-19 virus. These are times, health experts say, when people can’t forget to focus on the things that matter most and find unique ways to adapt healthy habits into our altered lifestyles.
Second faculty, staff ‘Friday Q&A Café’
The Café is a virtual meeting held online as a Zoom session for faculty and staff to discuss challenges involved in moving to online teaching, strategies for overcoming them, and sharing ways that have already proven to be helpful.
Faculty, staff encouraged to join ‘Friday Q&A Café’ online
Between moving classes online and being encouraged to practice social distancing, teaching can be frustrating and lonely right now. A brown-bag lunch among faculty and staff to discuss challenges from the present pandemic would be ideal, but that’s not currently possible or prudent.
Louisiana Tech’s Food Pantry ready to assist with student nutrition needs
Louisiana Tech’s Good Nutrition Mission Food Pantry is the reason no Tech student has to worry about going hungry, especially right now, when grocery stores are running low on some items.