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This item originally appeared in the Oct. 30, 2003, issue of The Tech Talk.

Bus packages to Baton Rouge for football game available

Integrity Tours of Ruston will offer a tour package to the Tech vs. LSU game in Baton Rouge.

Departure time is 6 a.m. Nov. 1. Game time is 7 p.m. in Tiger Stadium in Baton Rouge.

The bus will leave from the Subway on California Street across from Davison Hall.

Parking is not permitted at Subway but is available on campus.

Packages include a round-trip charter bus ride, overnight hotel accommodations at Comfort Inn of Gonzales, a shuttle ride to the game and a visit to Tanger Outlet Mall.

Game tickets are not included in the tour package.

Package prices range from $50 to $90 per person depending on room occupancy.

For more information, contact Alton Roane, owner and operator of Integrity Tours, at 237-2946 or (866)361-TOUR.

Group to perform classic play, reinterpreted version in Howard

Tickets are on sale for Charles Dickens' "A Christmas Carol," which will show at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 5, 7 and 8 and Dec. 3 through 6 in Howard Auditorium, Center for the Performing Arts.

Directed by Mark Guinn, an assistant professor of theatre, the play will include classic carols such as "God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen" and "Greensleeves."

A special remix of "A Christmas Carol" will be presented at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 12, 13 and 15 in Howard Auditorium. Mikel Rouse, a resident composer at Tech from New York, has put a new spin on an old classic. The show will feature reinterpreted music, a Ruston-themed video and projection effects.

Ticket prices are $4 for students with a valid Tech ID, $8 for adults and $7 for children 18 and under.

For more information, contact Jena Sharpton, director of promotions and a sophomore speech major, at 257-2930.

School to hold free Fall Choral Concert tonight at local church

The Concert Choir and Chamber Singers from the School of Performing Arts will present the Fall Choral Concert at 7:30 p.m. today at Trinity United Methodist Church, located at 1000 Woodward Ave.

Music genres include selections from ballads, jazz, folk songs and pieces from the Renaissance and Baroque periods.

Laura Thompson, director of choirs, will lead the choir. Students who will perform solos or instrumentals include senior music majors Brian DeCou and Heidi DeCou, Laura Harvey, a freshman music major, and Nick Summers, a junior finance major.

Admission is free, and students are encouraged to attend. For more information, contact Thompson at 257-4109.

SGA to sponsor Fall Festival today in TAC parking lot

Tech students are invited to attend the Fall Festival from 6 to 8 p.m. today in the Thomas Assembly Center parking lot.

Student Government Association will sponsor the festival.

Admission is free with a valid Tech ID.

Students may sign up for the costume contest and the game contest, but registration ends at 5:45 p.m. today.

For the homemade costume contest, the prizes are $50 for the best overall costume, $25 for the most creative costume and $25 for the scariest costume.

During the festival, students who are signed up for the contest will receive points, which will be added up by members of SGA. Winners of the prizes will be announced at the pep rally in the TAC at 8 p.m.

For those not competing in the contests, there will be games such as a pie eating contest and balloon dart throwing.

Cotton candy and popcorn will also be served.

For more information, contact Jennifer Robinson, co-director of campus activities for SGA and a sophomore mechanical engineering major, at 257-3541 or 257-4565.

Students to compete in annual Pumpkin Carving Contest

The third annual Pumpkin Carving Contest will be held at 1:30 p.m. tomorrow in the cafeteria, located in the Student Center, Main Floor.

Contestants will be given a pumpkin, carving utensils and 30 minutes to carve the pumpkin.

The cafeteria staff will judge the first, second and third place prize winners.

Prizes for the winners are yet to be decided.

The last day to sign up to participate in the competition was Wednesday, but all students are invited to attend.

For more information, contact Michael Keys, cafeteria board operations manager, at 257-2358.

Counseling to give program on body acceptance, self esteem

Counseling Services will offer a Body Acceptance and Self Esteem program at 4 p.m. every Tuesday in Keeny Hall, Room 310.

These meetings are free and open to the public.

Interested participants must schedule a meeting with Linda Griffin, director of Counseling Services, prior to the group meeting.

For more information, contact Griffin at 257-2488 or log on to the Counseling Services Web site at

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