Friday, January 31, 2014

37 Interview With Reginald Owens, Part 1

37.  We talked to Reginald Owens, who was a student at Louisiana Tech during the early days of integration and the first African-American editor of the Tech Talk, Tech's student newspaper.  Now he has come full circle, having returned to Tech as the head of the Journalism Department. He is also the director of the news bureau at Louisiana Tech University in Ruston. He is an associate professor and holds the F. Jay Taylor Endowed Chair of Journalism. He teaches news writing, media and culture, advertising, public relations and civic journalism. He also works with The Tech Talk student newspaper and Lagniappe student yearbook. Research interests include the social history of the African-American press, race and diversity in the media, and African-American tourism.
  1. This week in Louisiana history. February 1, 1929.  Ida B. Leboeuf became the first woman hanged in LA for murder--the murder of her husband in Franklin, LA.  Conspired with Dr. Thomas E. Dreher.  They hired hunter James Beadle.  
  2. This week in Louisiana.  February 2, 2014
    Cajun Ground Hog Day
    102 W Main St
    New Iberia, LA 70560
    337-365-6773 | Fax: 337-367-9640
    Annual event where New Iberia's own version of the traditional groundhog, Pierre C. Shaddeaux, a native nutria, emerges to predict weather the weather for the next six weeks…either a long or short spring depending on if Pierre sees his shaddeaux or not. 
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