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Phoebe Allen

It’s with sadness to inform everyone that Phoebe Allen Mathys, Professor Emerita of the School of Design, passed away Sunday (5/1) morning after a long illness. She left her imprint on our School through her decades of teaching and touched the lives of countless students during her tenure at Louisiana Tech...
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Academic Excellence Honored

Congratulations to the School of Design students recently recognized at the 2016 College of Liberal Art Academic Excellence Luncheon on 19 April. These students were nominated by the faculty representing the very best of their respective programs. Well done! Our Honorees (left to right): Sarah Chenevert (Graphic Design); Katie Minyard...
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LECTURE: Murray Legge, FAIA

Buildings and Projects Lecture by Murray Legge Monday, 25 April at 5:30pm FJ Taylor Visual Arts Center, Room 103 The School of Design is happy to welcome architect Murray Legge to the Louisiana Tech University campus. Murray Legge, FAIA, is principal of Murray Legge Architecture located in Austin Texas. Projects...
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LECTURE: Craig Schwitter

Performative Surfaces: Structural Solutions for a Changing World Lecture by Craig Schwitter Monday, 18 April at 6:30pm FJ Taylor Visual Arts Center, Room 103 The School of Design is happy to welcome Craig Schwitter to the Louisiana Tech University campus. Craig Schwitter is a structural engineer and principal of BuroHappold...
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Numerous Accolades for Slaughter

Associate Professor of Studio Art and Graduate Coordinator Joey Slaughter was recently featured in the publication Fresh Paint, an international, independent bi-monthly magazine. He was selected by artist Andrew Salgado for inclusion in its International Issue, Volume 12. Professor Slaughter was also selected from almost 1,000 applicants for inclusion in New American Paintings,...
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MFA THESIS EXHIBITION/PRESENTATION: GIRLS GIRLS GIRLS

The Louisiana Tech School of Design is pleased to announce the second of two opening receptions and thesis presentations for our 2016 graduating MFA candidates. These exhibitions and presentations are presented in partial fulfillment of requirements for completion of the Masters of Fine Arts Degrees in Studio Art and Graphic...
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Emory/Futrell Present at National Conference

Congratulations to Assistant Professors Marla Emory (Chair, Interior Design) and Tom Futrell (Chair, Graphic Design) for presenting their co-authored paper, “Breaking Academic Silos: Interdisciplinary Teaching Methods and Collaborations,” at the 2016 Interior Design Educators Council held in Portland, Oregon (9-12 March). The paper describes teaching pedagogy over a two-year design studio collaboration...
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MFA Thesis Exhibition/Presentation: The Good, Bad, Ugly

The Louisiana Tech School of Design is pleased to announce the first of two opening receptions and thesis presentations for our 2016 graduating MFA candidates. These exhibitions and presentations are presented in partial fulfillment of requirements for completion of the Masters of Fine Arts Degrees in Studio Art and Graphic...
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SOD Students to be Recognized at UL Academic Summit

Congratulations to students of the School of Design for being selected to represent Louisiana Tech University at the 2016 University of Louisiana System’s Academic Summit to be held on 14-15 April on the campus of Nicholls State University. This celebration of academic excellence at UL System Universities will encompass the system-wide...
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SOD Alumni Wins Award

Peter Hay, a 2014 MFA Alumni of LA Tech’s School of Design, wins top award at Momentum OKC. Two of Hay’s paintings were included in the Oklahoma Visual Arts Coalition’s annual curated exhibit of artists 30 and younger living in Oklahoma.  Hay’s painting entitled “Topos”, a 72”x72” oil painting was...
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SOD Graphic Design Students Featured in Screen Print Exhibition

The North Central Louisiana Arts Council, in partnership with Parish Press, recently announced an exhibition of screen printed works on paper of former and current Louisiana Tech University School of Design students. The course, taught by Associate Professor Todd Maggio and former graduate student Christian Dunn (MFA 2015), assigns the annual...
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Congratulations to the SOD Annual Student Show Winners!

The School of Design is excited to announce the winners of the the Annual Student Show. Juror Joshua Chambers (MFA, 2009) selected exemplary student 2D and 3D work from over 400 submissions. Thanks to Josh and the outstanding student work of the SOD. The exhibition of work is available to view until 16 March...
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Student and Faculty Photos Published in Oxford American

Congratulations to Louisiana Tech University School of Design third year graduate student Hannah Lauren Cooper McCauley for having her work published in the current spring issue of Oxford American Magazine. This news follows Professor Frank Hamrick’s tintype, Lauren, published in the Oxford American special music issue.

MFA Candidate Earns Travel Grant

Congratulations to Louisiana Tech University School of Design second year graduate student Marcus Journey for being selected to receive a travel award from the Society for Photographic Education’s south central region to attend the SPE national conference in Las Vegas this month. 

Student Video Work Featured in MOVING PIXELS

An exhibition of student video work from the Winter 2016 course Moving Pixels. Light refreshments will be served. This event is free and open to the public. Course was led by Adam Forrester, Assistant Professor in Studio Art (Photography/Videography). Tuesday, 1 March 6:30-8:00pm The Norton Building / 200 West Mississippi...
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Interior Design Students Earn Awards in ASID Competition

Congratulations to our Interior Design students who were honored at the 2016 ASID South Central regional student design competition. Callie Hammerbeck, silver award for Retail Design, Laken Hampton, silver award for Product Design and Tori Smith, bronze award for Retail Design.

Student Show Features Best of the SOD

The School of Design is excited to announce the opening reception of the Annual Student Show on Tuesday, February 23 in the Bethea and Moffett Galleries of the F Jay Taylor Visual Arts Center. Juror Joshua Chambers has selected exemplary student 2D and 3D work from over 400 submissions. Chambers...
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Game Jam: 19-21 February

Interested in Video Game Design? The School of Design is hosting the very first Game Jam at Louisiana Tech.  If you are interested in Game Design (from a programming side, art side, or even just interested in concept development) then this is the event for you. What is a Game...
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Carwile Co-Authors Book on Shreveport Architects

Professor Guy W. Carwile and co-author Karen Kingsley have recently completed a monograph, entitled The Modernist Architecture of Samuel G. and William B. Wiener: 1920-1960, Shreveport, LA published by LSU Press.   “Authors Karen Kingsley and Guy W. Carwile examine the work of the Wiener brothers from the 1920s through the...
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Berg to Present in Paris

Jerry Berg, Associate Professor of Graphic Design, has been selected as the Louisiana Tech University representative to participate in the International Week in Paris at the Pôle Universitaire Léonard de Vinci.  This week-long conference includes gathering of international faculty.  Jerry will be giving a presentation on Game Design during the conference. Felicitations!

A SOD Sweep at the GUTS Show

Congratulations School of Design students Whitney Trisler Causey, Sarah Prescott, Jamie Baker and Best in Show Winner Mariel Ali Davenport for sweeping the awards ceremony at the Art From The G.U.T.S. Exhibition, a show highlighting art students from universities along the I-20 corridor in Louisiana.   Thanks to Caleb Daniel at the Tech Talk...
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Love is in the Air (an exhibition)

A new exhibition opened Wednesday, January 27, at Parish Press Coffee House. It celebrates Valentine’s Day through romance-oriented movie posters from around the world. These examples range in date from 1939 to 2005 and geographically from Russia and Jugoslavia to the United States. Many of the movies that this paper...
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Iancu Exhibits “Things That Go Pop”

Studio 301 is proud to present Raluca Iancu’s “Things That Go Pop”, an exhibition centered around just that: things that do in fact go pop. Iancu examines tragedy through a humorous lens: this exhibition centers around the contrast between automobile airbags and other, more innocuous, things which pop such as...
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Duet Featured in Panel Discussion

Nicole Duet, Assistant Professor of Studio Art will be among the panelists discussing the exhibition Well Worn Truths, currently on display that the Masur Museum of Art. The panel will also include the co-curators, Adjunct Professor Benjamin M. Hickey and Vitus Shell. Additional information about Well Worn Truths and other events...
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POSTPONED: Engineer to Discuss Cutting-Edge Architecture

The School of Design recently learned that our guest speaker, Craig Schwitter, had to postpone his visit to the Louisiana Tech campus. We will reschedule the lecture at a later date and keep you informed.   kp Performative Surfaces: Structural Solutions for a Changing World Lecture by Craig Schwitter Wednesday, 13...
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Hamrick Photo/Book added to Amon Carter Museum Collection

The Amon Carter Museum of American Art in Fort Worth, Texas has added to its collection two pieces of artwork by Louisiana Tech University School of Design Associate Professor Frank Hamrick. The museum selected Hamrick’s tintype photograph “The Marshall”, which is a shadowy portrait of recently retired marshall Mike Hilton....
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