Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Marcus Cherry, Psychology Graduate Student, Recieves First Place for His Research Poster, "Personality and Coping Strategies as Predictors of Help-Seeking Attitudes among Military-Affilliated and Civilian Students"

Mr. Marcus Cherry and Co-Author Dr. Margaret Cochran  of Northwestern State University recently received an award for their research poster titled " Personality  and Coping Strategies as Predictors of Help-Seeking Attitudes among Military-Affiliated and Civilian Students."  Mr. Cherry is a student of Dr. lore dickey, faculty member in the college's Department of Psychology and Behavioral Sciences. The research included the analysis of survey data from over 280 participants. Content explored include personality and coping mechanisms. Additional information about the research and the award may be found by accessing the link below.

Psychology Times Volume 6

Monday, July 27, 2015

Kinesiology's Dr. David Szymanski Serves Little League Players and Leads the Boys to a World Series Title!

A team of 11 and 12 year old boys who played in the regular spring season of Dixie O Zone Baseball were selected as All Stars for the 2015 season and competed in some pretty exciting  post-season play. On Sunday, July 26, the team beat McComb, MS  with a 4 to 2 score and won the World Series Championship title! As one player's mom, Jessica Szymanski wrote, " There were so many exciting things that happened during that game...lots of hustling in the outfield, double plays in the infield, diving catches in the infield, great fielding by our, clutch hitting in the 4th and 5th innings and great pitching!! Our coaches and players deserved every bit of that excitement!! Of course, we parents loved every minute of it as well!! The team ran on the field and made a dog pile close to the mound! It was pure excitement!!!" 

The games were hosted in Hattiesburg, MS. Team members and coaches are listed below:

Ruston World Series Champions include Brandon Carter, Jordan Gilmore, Will Harris, Josh Miller, Dyllon Nimmers, Jacob Palacios, Dmitry Payne, Caleb Phillips, Kyle Russell, Dawson Szymanski, Landry Tucker and Lucas Wick. Coaches included the COE's own, Dr. David Szymanski,Gregg Phillips, Jamie Tucker,  and Jason Carter who are picturedwith the Championship trophy.

Congratulations, boys, on representing Ruston well! 

Saturday, July 25, 2015

Psychology's Dr. Lore Dickey Recieves the 2015 Award for Significant Contribution to Social Justice and Advocacy

Dr. lore dickey has been selected as the 2015 recipient of the Significant Contribution to Social Justice and Advocacy Award. The award is presented by the Section for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Issues of the Society of Counseling Psychology. The award will be presented August 6th in Toronto, Canada at the APA Convention.Congratulations, Dr. Dickey!

Dr. Dickey's LATECH Webpage

Friday, July 24, 2015

Shell Supports Interdisciplinary Project - SAMPLE

SciTEC STEM Outreach Coordinator and UTeachTech Associate Director, Mrs. Diane Madden, presented information relating to the 5E Instructional Model at the SAMPLE workshop led by Principal Investigator, Dr. Pedro DeRosa, and funded by Shell. The year-long professional development collaboration with Grambling State University and the Louisiana Tech University College of Engineering and Sciences , College of Applied and Natural Sciences, and SciTEC in the College of Education is a hybrid program including hands-on labs, coursework through SciTEC's Office of Professional Education Outreach, and professional development workshops on Tech's campus.Teachers from Ouachita, Lincoln, and Morehouse Parishes are participating in the project. The graduation of the students from the program will occur in the fall of 2015 during a formal dinner and recognition ceremony at Louisiana Tech University.  The Shell SAMPLE collaboration is one of many interdisciplinary projects in which the College of Education participates.

Thursday, July 23, 2015

Tech Admissions Recruiters Visit Memorial Gym and the Department of Kinesiology

This week, the Louisiana Tech University Admissions Staff had an opportunity to visit our College of Education and tour our amazing facilities, centers, and classrooms.  Dr. Lanie Dornier, Department Head of Kinesiology took the students on a private tour of Memorial Gym and provided each visitor with a list of potential careers that incoming freshman could explore should they opt to make Kinesiology their focus of study. In addition, our VIP guests explored the new state-of-the-art Sports Motion and Science Laboratory under the direction of Drs. Braden Roemer and David Szymanski and discussed the new student collaborative space being established in the former Memorial Gym lobby. Great things are happening in the COE! It is our hope that the activity will be a magnet for amazing new College of Education students and graduates !

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

College of Education Student Sarah Sullivan Shares Her Excitement About Tech's World Ranking!

College of Education student, Miss Sarah Sullivan, shared her appreciation on NBC10 News on Tuesday evening  for the high-quality education she is receiving at Louisiana Tech University's College of Education.  During her interview with the reporters, she discussed her excitement about the recent ranking of Tech as a top 1000 school on the planet as well as taking the Tech name with her as she enters her classroom following graduation! Louisiana Tech has been recognized by the Center for World University Rankings as one of top 1000 universities in the world. Only three other Louisiana institutions made the list. Harvard University was ranked number one.


Thursday, July 16, 2015

Counseling Psychology Student Selected for Leadership Role with American Psychological Association of Graduate Students

Please join me in congratulating and thanking Counseling Psychology doctoral student Lindsey Shamp, who recently applied for and was approved to serve as State Advocacy Coordinator for the state of Louisiana for the American Psychological Association of Graduate Students (APAGS)! It is important for our programs to maintain an active relationship with APA, as well as to network with faculty and students from other training programs, so when Lindsey asked me whether she should look into this opportunity, I said "go for it!" Please encourage and support her in her new role.

I'd love to see the Louisiana Tech doctoral training programs be the leaders and models in Louisiana for graduate training in psychology.

Thank you, Lindsey, for seeking this opportunity to serve your fellow students, faculty, and the profession! 

Donna Thomas