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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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Hartman: a HAL Honoree

For the second year in a row, William Hartman, Assistant Professor of Architecture, has won an Honorable Mention in the HALS Challenge, an annual competition sponsored by the National Park Service. The Historic American Landscape Survey (HALS) was created in 2000 as a federal program to document historic landscapes in...
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Berg Awarded Fellowship

Jerry Berg, Associate Professor of Graphic Design, has been awarded the 2015 Art in Science Faculty Fellowship at Louisiana Tech University.  He will work with the faculty and staff of the Institute of Micromanufacturing (IfM) and Nanotechnology to develop an interactive experience and public awareness campaign about the value of nanotechnology and how it impacts our...
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Joey Slaughter to Exhibit “Hills and Valleys”

Joey Slaughter, Graduate Coordinator of the MFA program, will exhibit work at the Arender Gallery in Monroe in a solo show titled “Hills and Valleys.” The opening is scheduled for Thursday, 3 December from 5-9pm as part of the Monroe’s Downtown Art Crawl. The Arender Gallery is located at 131...
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Two Exhibition Openings and an Artist Talk

You are invited to join us for the artist talk and opening reception of two exhibitions at Louisiana Tech University, on Tuesday, December 8 in the F. Jay Taylor Visual Art Center – The Theories, featuring work by Armando Ramos, and Tech Mex: Work from the Permanent Collection, curated by Assistant Professor of Art and Architecture...
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Forrester’s Eat White Dirt Debuts in Ruston

Assistant Professor Adam Forrester will present two films on Thursday, 12 November at 6:30pm at the Dixie Center for the Arts in historic downtown Ruston. Eat White Dirt is a short documentary film, which Forrester describes as, “A look at the bizarre and beautiful relationship we have with a particular mineral found...
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Girl Scouts Learn about Bookmaking

Louisiana Tech University’s School of Design recently held a bookmaking workshop for a local Girl Scouts troop hoping to earn their bookmaking badges. The workshop came about when Associate Professor of Art Frank Hamrick, who specializes in photography and book arts, was contacted by a fellow campus employee who has...
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OPENING: School of Design Faculty Exhibition

Please join us for the opening reception of the School of Design Biennial Faculty Exhibition at Louisiana Tech University, on Tuesday, 27 October from 5pm until 7pm in the Visual Art Center Galleries. The Exhibition, featuring recent work from the current faculty of the Studio art, Graphic Design, Interior Design and...
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You’re Invited: School of Design Open House

The School of Design at Louisiana Tech University is hosting an OPEN HOUSE on Thursday, October 29th from 6 pm – 8 pm. The event will be held throughout buildings and spaces of the School of Design on the University’s main campus: Hale Hall, the F. Jay Taylor Visual Arts Center and...
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Lecture: Architect Kim Yao (New York)

The School of Design is happy to welcome architect Kim Yao to the Louisiana Tech campus. Kim Yao, AIA, holds the position of principal at Architecture Research Office (ARO), located in New York City. ARO is an award-winning firm that runs as a laboratory for architectural design. With projects ranging from...
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