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This item originally appeared in the Nov. 6, 2003, issue of The Tech Talk.

Health Center now offering flu shots to students for $10 each

The Student Health Center is now giving out flu shots. The shot will cost $10 each and is valid for a year.

People interested in receiving the flu shots should visit the Health Center in South Hall, located on Hergot Street across from the Institute for Micromanufacturing.

Alisa Washam, resident nurse at the Health Center, said there are limited supplies of the flu shots, so those interested are encouraged to get one immediately.

For more information, contact Washam at 257-4866.

Lifeshare to hold blood drive

in Student Center next week

Lifeshare Blood Centers will hold a blood drive from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. every day during the week of Nov. 10 through 14 in the Student Center, Main Floor.

The process, including paperwork, takes around a half an hour, but only about 10 minutes to draw the blood.

Side effects can be kept to a minimum if those planning to donate eat a good meal in the morning before they give blood and drink lots of fluids before and after giving blood.

For more information, contact Sheila Snow, recruiting representative for Tech, at Lifeshare Blood Centers in Monroe at 322-4445.

Theater to present alternative version of classic holiday play

A reinterpretation of Charles Dickens' "A Christmas Carol" by New York composer Mikel Rouse, a resident composer at Tech, will be performed at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 12, 13 and 15 in Howard Auditorium, Center for the Performing Arts.

"C2 Remix" will feature musical remixes, 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.

Organizations to sponsor raffle to provide Thanksgiving meals

The Social Science Organization, Phi Mu sorority and Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity will sponsor the second "Thanksgiving in a Bag" raffle Nov. 11.

Tickets are $2 each.

Proceeds from the raffle will go toward buying Thanksgiving dinner for area families.

Winners of the raffle are eligible to receive certificates from Monjuni's, located at 101 N. Trenton St., Lewis Clothing Store, located at 108 Park Ave., and the Dawghouse, located at 102 N. Homer St. Other prizes include dinner for two at Cactus Jack's, located at 2803 S. Service Road., a month of tanning at Sunsations, located at 715 W. California Ave., and various gift baskets from area businesses.

For more information, contact Dr. Dee Dee Anderson, dean of student development and inter-fraternity council adviser, at 257-3901.

Ministry to hold hoedown next week at Exhibition Center

Temple Tech, a college ministry for students, will sponsor a hoedown at 7 p.m. Nov. 14 at the North Louisiana Exhibition Center, located on Highway 33 in Ruston.

Maps to get to the event are available at Temple Baptist Church, located at 1515 S. Service Road. This event is open to all students. Cowboy or cowgirl attire is required. Square dance lessons will also be available. There will be a chili cook-off, and prizes will be given for the best recipe.

The price of admission is $2 for singles and $3 for couples.

For more information, contact Casey Casady, college minister for Temple Baptist Church, or Alisa Frombry, youth adviser, at 255-3745.

Kiwanis Club to serve pancakes as part of annual fund-raiser

The Kiwanis Club of Ruston, a non-profit organization that serves the community through fund-raisers and other donations, will hold its annual Pancake Day from 6 to 9 a.m. and 4:45 to 9 p.m. tomorrow at the Ruston Civic Center, located at 401 N. Trenton St.

Pancakes, bacon and other breakfast foods will be served. Tickets are available for $5 from any member of the Kiwanis Club of Ruston.

Proceeds from the fund raiser will go toward Boys and Girls State, a high school organization for government studies, Dixie League Baseball, Girls Softball Association, the Drug Abuse Resistance Team, Methodist Children's Home, Christian Community Action and Lincoln Council on Aging.

For more information, contact Chris Henderson, Kiwanis Club treasury secretary and director of technical services at Tech, at 255-0374.

Workshop to cover financial management and credit skills

"Money Matters," an 11-hour workshop, will meet from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and from 6 to 8:30 p.m. Monday in the College of Administration and Business Building, Room 206.

Topics will cover basic financial management skills and proper handling of credit, including using credit for consumer purchases and borrowing to own a home or business.

The workshop fee is $45 and is open to everyone.

Small Business Development Center officials request that those interested register at least 24 hours in advance for each workshop to ensure a material packet is received.

For more information or to register, contact Kathy Wyatt, SBDC director, at 257-3537.

Society to offer weekly tutoring sessions for chemistry classes

Chemistry tutoring sessions will be offered at 6 p.m. Thursdays in Carson-Taylor Hall, Room 322, for the rest of the year by the American Chemical Society.

The sessions usually last 30 minutes but can last longer if someone needs more help.

Anyone enrolled in a Chemistry 100, 101 or 102 class is welcome to attend. Students should bring practice problems they have trouble with to the sessions.

Tonight, after the tutoring session, the ACS will also show the movie "Evolution" in CTH, Room 322.

For more information, contact Melissa Tingler, president of the ACS and a junior chemistry major, at 257-3241.

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