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This item originally appeared in the Jan. 15, 2004, issue of The Tech Talk.

Faculty, staff in School of Art display works in annual show

Faculty and staff of the School of Art present their annual Faculty Show.

It highlights a range of work done by the faculty including drawings, paintings, sculptures, ceramics, photography and mixed media.

The show began Tuesday and will remain open until Feb. 6.

It is being held at the E.J. Bellocq Gallery, located in the Visual Arts Center.

The Center is located between the M.S. Carroll Natatorium and South Hall.

The gallery is open weekdays from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.; admission is free and the public is invited.

For more information, contact Marie Bukowski, an assistant professor of art, at 257-3158.

Intramural sports' tournaments begin today, last through month

Three recreational sports will begin tournaments this month at the Maxie Lambright Intramural Sports Center, located on Tech Drive, and at the Bulldog Kennel, located in the basement of the Bookstore.

The table tennis doubles tournament will begin at 6 p.m. today in the Intramural Center.

A bowling tournament will begin at 6 p.m. Jan. 22 in the Kennel, and a racquetball singles tournament will begin at 6 p.m. Jan. 29 in the Intramural Center.

Students are encouraged to register at 5:30 p.m. on the day of each event.

To sign up for these and other intramural sports, go to the Tech Web site under the heading "Current Students."

Then click on the "Recreation/Fitness" link and fill out the form under the intramural registration link.

For more information, contact Tom Stinson, coordinator of intramural sports and recreation, at 257-4634.

Continuing Education to offer course to improve test scores

The Division of Continuing Education is offering a course to anyone who needs help improving scores on the Law School Admission Test and Graduate Record Exam.

The course will be held from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday in Davison Hall, Room 106.

The course will cover skills in logical and analytical reasoning.

Jacques Grant, a high school teacher, will teach the course. He has taught this course several times before throughout the Southern region.

The cost for the class is $140. Those interested in the course must register and pay by tomorrow at Davison Hall, Room 110.

For more information, contact Joyce Chandler, secretary of the Division of Continuing Education, at 257-4433.

Contestants to compete for title in annual Miss Tech Pageant

It is time for the Miss Tech Pageant.

The pageant, sponsored by the Union Board, will be held at 7 p.m. Jan. 22 in Howard Auditorium, Center for the Performing Arts.

Sixteen contestants are scheduled to compete for the crown.

Tech's Union Board coordinates the event, and the winner will receive tuition scholarship money and recognition from the SGA, the university and local businessmen.

Tickets are $3 for students and will be sold all week as well as at the door before the pageant for others planning to attend.

For more information, contact Sara Descant, a sophomore English education major, or Jeffrey Jennings, a junior marketing major, who are Miss Tech committee heads for Union Board, at 257-4237.

Organization currently taking nominations for service awards

The NAACP is accepting nominations for the Excellence in Service Awards.

Awards will be given in each of the three categories: student, faculty/staff and organization.

Awards will recognize work in serving others and will be given at the Annual National Association for the Advancement of Colored People Banquet at 7 p.m. Feb. 12 in the Student Center, Main Floor.

An essay per nominee of 75 words or less should be submitted to the NAACP stating why the person or organization should be considered for this award.

Nominations can be left in the NAACP box, located near the Student Government Association office in Tolliver Hall. They are due at 5 p.m. Jan. 30.

For more information, contact Tilisha Alexander, president of NAACP and a senior journalism major, at 254-8834.

Religious group gives support at weekly Bible study sessions

Students looking for a worship outlet on Monday nights can check out the Baptist Collegiate Ministry's Family Groups.

Family Groups consist of 11 Bible study groups put on by the BCM, located at 419 W. Arizona Ave., and students can pick from various topics that are covered.

Groups meet at 8:30 p.m. every Monday in various locations.

Topics of the Bible studies include The Virtuous Woman (for females only), Wild at Heart (for males only), Philippians and Colossians, Song of Solomon and Knowing Why You Believe.

Also being studied are The Life of Paul, The Five Love Languages, Seven Steps to Purity, Let the Nations Be Glad, Waking the Dead and Nearly Married (for engaged couples only).

The sessions began Monday, but students who have not already joined are welcome.

For more information, contact Nate Young, associate director of the BCM, at 255-1982.

Choir to commemorate holiday by singing in local unity service

The Rainbow Covenant Choir will hold a rehearsal at 7 p.m. today at the South Parkway Worship Center, located at 3000 S. Vienna St.

The choir will perform at the Martin Luther King Ecumenical Observance Service at noon Jan. 19 at the Ruston Civic Center, located on 401 N. Trenton St.

Membership in the choir is open to the public.

The service will follow the Unity March, which will leave the softball field on Tech Drive at 11 a.m. and will proceed to the Civic Center.

For more information on the choir and rehearsal, contact Lindelle Turner, director of the choir, at 274-0318.

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